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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!

Laurie Ritchel, Owner

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Laurie Ritchel, Owner

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Calendar last updated:
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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Escape to the idyllic, tropical paradise home of Casa de Sueno! Everyone familiar with Playa del Carmen tells us that our 1,500 square foot, 3rd floor Penthouse Condo is situated in the PERFECT LOCATION.

* We have the Best of Both Worlds - the Playacar neighborhood for quiet and security yet close to 5th Avenue

* Casa de Sueno means Dream House!

* Our complex, Rosa Blanca, is small - just 12 units, very peaceful and quiet with beautiful gardens - and you will often be the only people at the large pool

OUR REPEAT GUESTS TELL US THEIR FAVORITE THINGS ARE:

* Large relaxing balcony with beautiful view

* Privacy of our balcony due to our top floor, corner unit location

* 2 Mountain Bikes

* Free WIFI

* Free calls home to U.S./Canada with our Magic Jack phone

* Weber Charcoal Grill

* In-house Washer and Dryer

* Programmable safe for your valuables

* Portable chairs and umbrellas for the beach

* Fast-cooling A/C in every room

* Local cell phone, just purchase a telcel card at any convenience store

LOCATION

We are located at the very northern edge of Playacar Phase 2, a secure, elegant gated community on the south end of Playa del Carmen. You are an easy walking distance to everything in Playa - unlike many other condos in Playacar that are located much further away on the other side of the golf course. Just a 5 minute walk to the main guard gate and another 3 minutes to the Cozumel Ferry and beaches. We are also an easy walk to the main bus terminal in Playa, which can be used for airport transportation or tours to nearby Tulum, Akumal, Cancun, etc. We have never needed a car with all this great transportation and activities close by.

FEATURES

We know you’ll enjoy your time out on the balcony with the relaxing pool and golf course view of the 13th fairway - the 'signature hole' of this amazing golf course! While there you can check your emails and upload vacation pictures for the folks back home with our Free WiFi. The large tree to the side of our balcony does a great job of keeping it cool and shady, and also private.

The spacious condo is laid out more like a house than a typical condo, which is extra nice if you are traveling with two couples or kids. There is plenty of space to spread out on our leather couch and club chairs to relax with family and friends. Or you might take a break from the sun to enjoy a movie on one of the Flat Screen TVs from the Satellite or DVD Player. You will love the large, open floor plan and the kitchen with stainless appliances and loads of beautiful granite counter space. Other amenities include dining room seating for 6, marble floors throughout, fast-cooling A/C mini-splits and ceiling fans in every room.

Sleeping arrangements include a master bedroom with a comfortable King Size Bed, and an oversized whirlpool tub with shower in the modern ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom holds a full size bed plus a twin bed, and has its ensuite access to the second bath with a large glass & marble tile shower. There is also a queen size air mattress available for extra sleeping. Both bedrooms have reading lamps and side tables for storage. Sliding doors in each bedroom open out to small balconies that let in plenty of light and overlook the picturesque street. They also help pull cool breezes through the condo when you want the outside feel.

Two sets of sliding glass doors open up from the den and dining area to a wide balcony furnished with beautiful teak furniture - two lounge chairs and a breakfast table & chairs are ready for you to enjoy. You will have beautiful tropical birds to enjoy during your stay. You will also enjoy visits from the agouti in the garden, as well as the coatimundi which may even climb the tree near the balcony to greet you!

PERSONAL TOUCHES

We invite you to read the comments from our previous guests. We strive to provide each guest with a memorable vacation, and I think our reviews will testify to those efforts. We truly love sharing our home with others.

You will be well cared for in our home. Our managers are available 24/7 to solve any problem, and we offer a Free Concierge Service for our guests - a professional and friendly concierge is available to meet with you and make restaurant recommendations, book personal tours and activities, or simply give you advice for your perfect vacation. Much more trustworthy and better than relying on the offers on the street or the beach! Our renters tell us this made a real difference for them. We also provide a notebook of suggestions and information about the area, as well as an email version that will help you prepare for your trip. And we are available by phone as well to answer all your questions and guide you to make the most of the time you have to enjoy.

AREA ACTIVITIES

We know you will love staying at our condo as much as we do! This is the perfect place for whatever your heart desires in a vacation from total relaxation to all-out adventure sports and recreation. Nearby you will find golfing, fishing, snorkeling and diving, Mayan ruins, parasailing, and swimming with the dolphins, just to name a few. One of our favorite things to do is take the short walk (7-8 min) down the path with the small ruins to the closest beach. You can take the beach umbrellas and chairs we provide and chill out at the waters' edge. The sling backpacks provided make taking along 4 beach chairs and the umbrellas a breeze. Add the portable cooler, and a book or two, and you are set for a relaxing day!

Our renters receive a guide from us detailing transportation details and our favorite tips and activities collected from our previous visits. And we would be happy to talk with you and give you any advice or answer any questions that you might have to help make this the trip you will always remember!

Keywords: Condominium, Condo, Vacation Rental, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, 2 Bedroom, Full Kitchen, Pool, Balcony

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laurie Ritchel, Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Laurie Ritchel, Owner

We have been traveling to Mexico for more than ten years and have fallen in love with the culture and the people we have met on our travels. It was a dream of ours to own our piece of paradise, and in October of 2008 we finally did it! It's great to be within walking distance of beaches, restaurants and shopping, yet located in the peaceful gated community of Playcar. We love sharing it with others! Laurie and Mark, Beaumont, Texas

Laurie Ritchel, Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why Laurie Ritchel, Owner chose Playa del Carmen

Once we decided on Playa del Carmen for our vacation home, we wanted a place that was an easy walk to everything we love - 5th Avenue restaurants, beaches, shopping, bus station for tours, etc. Casa de Sueno is uniquely situated on the most northern edge of the Playacar neighborhood, which means that all of the fun activities of 5th Avenue are within an easy walking distance, yet we still enjoy the peacefulness and safety of our gated community. There were many nice properties for us to choose from, but location was key to us. We couldn't be happier with our home.

What makes this condo unique

Unlike many condo vacation rentals in the area, the layout of ours is quite unique. Many other condos are long and narrow, to maximize the number of units with a small balcony view. We enjoy a wide, spacious living area with a large living/kitchen/dining area open to the double size balcony. Two couples or a family staying with us will never feel like you are living on top of each other. We visit our home often, and provide for our guests the same amenities that we enjoy while we are there - so no need to pack the hairdryer, pool floats or beach towels. We love sharing our new home and Playa del Carmen with others and want you to have the vacation you've dreamed of!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our 3rd stay at Casa de Sueno. Mark and Laurie have done a great job in preparing a vacation spot so much like Home. Moskito staff is awesome - Laura, Daisy, Alfredo. Everything is always in great shape. The other folks that stay in this complex for longer terms are friendly and helpful. Many improvements to the area – new guardhouse, the building by the school finally has tenants, and a restaurant! And, as always, the birds and the animals come around looking for treats!
May 2014
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Reviews

4.9
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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 48 reviews
Columbus, OH
5

A Dream Rental in Playa!!!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin?! Mark and Laurie have such a wonderful home and we felt immediately like it was our own. The Moskito property management team are consummate professionals and were on-hand for questions, suggestions, etc. throughout our entire stay. The location is perfect; close walk to a public beach with a pretty private feel which was really nice. Similarly close walk to 5th Avenue with an endless array of shops, restaurants, bars, and other entertainment options.

The information binder that Laurie created and left in the condo for our reference was so painstakingly maintained that we really were never at a loss for suggestions on things to do, places to see, etc. We can't wait to come back and continue exploring all of the stuff we didn't get to during our short 1-week stay! I have already recommended the Rosa Blanca condo to a few friends planning their own vacations and after looking at our pictures and the cozy (yet spacious) accommodations, they are very excited to book their own trips! One suggestion: definitely try and venture off of 5th Avenue; we found so much delicious food on 10th Avenue and also were pleasantly surprised at how much cheaper gifts are "off the strip". Check out Manne's Biergarten on Calle 4 Norte between 10th and 15th Avenues; nice little back patio area to enjoy drinks!

Laurie was so pleasant to work with (as was Laura with Moskito), that it really took ALL of the stress out of vacation planning. We cannot wait to return to Playa and look forward to enjoying the condo again!

Also, we made a trip to Tulum for a couple of days while friends stayed behind in the condo and got engaged! So, the Rosa Blanca condo will always have a special place in our hearts and memories. Thanks again, Laurie and Mark!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Feels like coming home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time at this condo and it just gets better each visit. The warmth and amenitues of tbus home us what makes it such a pleasure to return. The condo, the grounds, the location, the pool and most importantly, the level of service and caring from the owners and Moskito properties (Laura, Alfredo et al) make it such an unforgettable experience. Thank you again Laurie and Mark for inviting us into your vacation home.

Hasta la vista

rob and eleanor

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Maryland, USA
4

budget traveling

  • 4 of 5

This condo is the best for the people who don't like the big chain hotels and would like to get a taste of local environment while still seeking for high standard accommodation.

It was the warm hospitality from Laurie (owner) and Laura (from Moskito) made this condo better than other places. Even before you decide, feel free to email them, you will have all your questions answered in no time with the best suggestions.

Transportation: The taxies are quite convenient, but with two little kids and all the stuff we needed to carry around, we decided to rent a car directly from the airport which saved us some money. Driving is fairly easy to all destinations as long as you have a GPS. We saved all the destinations into the GPS including the condo location into GPS, and had no problem. Gas stations are easy to find along the main highway. There is designated parking space at the condo.

Beach: The condo is located within walking distance from downtown Playa del Carmen. But if you plan to walk all the way across the town, you might need to take a taxi back home. There is a trail to the beach about 15 mins walking. Very nice beach with miles of white sand, and no crowd!!! Strollers are not easy to access the trail. You won't find milky blue water and coral reef here. there are better places for snorkeling, but you can definitely enjoy the warm wavy water and the white sand.

Food: If you have limit budget like us, go buy groceries at Walmart or Mega. They are both located in downtown. At both locations, you can find US standard groceries. Buy tropical fruit instead of apples and peaches. You will be surprised with the quality and price. There are taxis available at the entrance.

Condo: The rooms are like 3-4 star hotel. The cleaning lady comes 2 times during our 6 days trip. Plenty of towels to use and everything you need in the kitchen. The big binder on the coffee table has lots info for your trip including takeout food menu! You have to appreciate the thoughtfulness and hard work Laura made for her customers. Make sure to spend some time to enjoy the pool! We always had the pool to ourselves. Look up, there are stars awaits.

Destination suggestions:

- Akumal Beach: Go have a easy snorkel to see sea turtels!! even my 6-year-old made it. Tour guides are available but not necessary. Beautiful and calm water.

- Tulum : most beautiful place to see from up and down. Learned mayan history. bring drinking water and swim in the milky blue water~

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Everything you need in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days during July, and LOVED every minute of it. Mark and Laurie have done a great job of making their condo the perfect getaway. You can tell that they have put lots of thought into setting up the condo in order to accommodate any needs you might have. They have also put together an information book that offers many suggestions for restaurants, attractions, getting around town and just about anything you can think of. If you are looking for a quite relaxing vacation, then you can enjoy some sun at the beach, lounge by the quite pool, sit on the balcony and watch the tropical birds, or even feed some of the neat local animals such as the coatimundi and agouti. If you are more into the shopping and eating scene, then the location couldn’t have been any better. It is located just a short 5-10 minutes’ walk to 5th Avenue, which is the premier shopping district in Playa. There you can find everything from high end stores, to local vendors. The restaurants are great, and there is even a Starbucks as soon as you get on the main strip… which is a must have for my wife. We can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Diego, CA USA
5

Perfect location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to have found this condo online which was perfect for our family of 4. We had been to Playa before and stayed in Playacar but in one of the hotels. This time we decided to rent a condo and we were so happy we did. This condo is so well equipped, you really just have to worry about a few change of clothes and travel very light. It has a washer/dryer in the unit that makes it very convenient to throw a load in every few days. We also made go use of the bikes since everything is so close but the bikes with the basket especially come in handy when you go to the grocery store for groceries. We also used the snorkel mask and fins and beach chairs and coolers...all things you don't really think about when traveling but you surely need when you're there. The location is walking distance to pretty much everything. We especially loved the binder Laurie (the owner) and her family have put together with SO much information, especially the reviews and tips on local restaurants and even tips on using public transportation which we bravely conquered after reading the binder (and saved a TON of money by doing so). Moskito (the Property Management) is awesome and always available at any time of day. They even give you their cell number in case you need to reach them after hours. Our two teenagers very much appreciated the wifi but hubby and I were just happy hanging out at the beach (about a 10minute walk from condo).

We were very pleased with all the services and the accessibility to the owner as we were planning. If we had any questions we could email her and she would get right back to us with an answer. She also emailed just prior to our departure, as we arrived in Playa, and shortly after leaving...just making sure everything was running smoothly and that we were happy....talk about Customer Service!!

We were very pleased and will definitely come back and recommend Casa Sueno to all our friends and family!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chula
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo is everything advertised and more. It is well appointed with everything a family could need and more. Clean, comfortable and modern. Beds are comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Old Ado Bus Station
"This is the bus station to and from the airport, and for tours, etc."
Passenger Ferry - Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Paseo del Carmen
"This upscale shopping area has some great restaurants, too. It also has a Starbucks. It is..."
Curry Omm
"One of our absolute favorite restaurants in all of Playa del Carmen! Wonderful Indian food ..."
Starbucks
Rolandi's Pizzeria
"Incredible lasagna and very good pizza. And they deliver!"
Senor Frog's
"Fun for the family"
Super Carnes
"Best arracherra steak around!"
Xulam
"Another fun restaurant near the condo - we love the gorgeous birds!"
Wah Wah Beach Bar
"This is our very favorite beach hangout - great food, free loungers and umbrellas, and frien..."
RESTAURANT LA MISSION PLAYA DEL CARMEN
"One of the best budget meals in Playa - free lime soup and guacamole with every entree. "
La Tarraya Restaurant/Bar
"Our first stop every trip - we have to get our toes in the sand! Great prices and delicious..."
Fusion
"Cool bar to hang out, good music, good food."
Babe's Noodles and Bar
"Lots of locals love the swedish meatballs here."
Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant
"Cool beach club and fun bar. Modern feel"
El Fogon
"This is our favorite restaurant in Playa - eat with the locals! The bean soup is wonderful ..."
Mom's Hotel
"This review is for the charming restaurant and bar at Mom's Hotel. You won't find any frien..."
Playacar Spa & Golf Club
"Great golf course - go in the afternoon for their twilight rate."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cancun airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Guard Gate entrance
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5th Avenue
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach clubs
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Bus station
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Paseo del Carmen Plaza
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Car: not necessary

Our condo is located in the perfect location for all the fun things that the Riviera Maya has to offer! After a peaceful nights' sleep in a quiet neighborhood, you are within easy walking distance to the beaches, 5th Avenue, shopping, restaurants and local transportation for tours and visiting the ruins. Our personal favorite way to end the day is with a soak in our large pool while staring up at the stars.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$2,700
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$160
$900
$1,800
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$800
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
High Season
Jan 11 2016 - Mar 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$2,400
 
 
Easter/Spring Break 2016
Mar 12 2016 - Apr 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
High Season
Apr 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$2,400
 
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$160
$900
$1,800
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$1,600
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
$2,500
 
 
Easter/Spring Break 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
High Season
Apr 23 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
$900
$1,800
 

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Notes The monthly rental cost is the rate listed above plus the cost of electricity during your stay. This is a considerable savings if you watch your air conditioning usage and don't run the A/C when you are out of the condo. We have many repeat guests that love using this rate formula.
50% of rental amount is due upon reservation to hold your dates. The remaining balance is due 30 before arrival. We accept payment using credit cards by Deposit Guard (3% fee) or Paypal (5% fee) and also wire transfers (please call the number on the listing prior to wiring any funds to confirm authenticity). Refundable deposit of $300 is collected by credit card voucher at check in or by cash.
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower
  • Hair dryer, shampoo and lotion provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Pack n Play crib available upon request; and a air mattress.
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) A crib may be made available by request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide a programmable safe for your valuables, plenty of beach towels, 4 portable beach chairs and 2 beach umbrellas, small cooler, tote bags, float loungers - everything you need for a fun day at the beach or pool. Free concierge service also for your tours and activities.

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