PLAYACAR 1 - OLD MEXICO. ROMANTIC, PEACEFUL HAVEN MINUTES FROM EVERYWHERE

Gail Walter

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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PLAYACAR 1 - OLD MEXICO. ROMANTIC, PEACEFUL HAVEN MINUTES FROM EVERYWHERE

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 4

Traditional romantic Mexico just a quiet 75m stroll to the most pristine beach in Playa. Enjoy the revelry of downtown a five minute walk away but come back to this delightful, secluded and peaceful sanctuary. We love to take off our shoes and walk home along the sand after a night out in downtown.

And don't worry about a car, you won't need one.

This is old Playa, full of charm, the most sought after neighborhood in this extraordinary beach town. The quiet tree shaded street ends at the Villas Arqueologicas where Casita Coba is located. Next door are actual Mayan ruins, across from them just the whisper of the ocean on fine white sand. Gorgeous dark wood french doors open onto deep, breezy porches.

You're a 5 minute walk from the cosmopolitan buzz of fifth avenue yet all you hear are the birds in the Banyan trees.

Wrap a towel round you, forget your shoes and you're in the water in less than a moment.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We were so pleased to have discovered this lovely respite from our gray, rainy days on the West Coast of Canada. The accommodations were welcoming, spacious and meticulously kept with all the amenities of home. The beach was stellar, just a convenient walk through the gardens, while the pool and balcony overlooking were quiet retreats where we were able to enjoy our breakfasts and lunches. The short walk to the restaurants and shopping in Playa del Carmen was an added bonus. Gracias!
Feb 2012
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Gail Walter

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It's close to the ocean and 5th avenue and yet it is secluded and tranquil.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Playacar 1 - Old Mexico. Romantic, Peaceful Haven Minutes From Everywhere
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Playacar 1 - Old Mexico. Romantic, Peaceful Haven Minutes From Everywhere
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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

GREAT CONDO IN A GREAT LOCATION.

  • 5 of 5
Location, location, location. We had a wonderful trip to Play Del Carmen in large part due to this great location and comfortable condo.

We were only 100-150 meters from the beach or 100-150 meters to 5th ave. the condo provide something for everyone. We spent a couple days walking to the ferry and scuba diving on the island of Cozumel. We also enjoyed swimming in the pool or ocean, laying out on the beach, and walking / shopping down 5th ave. We found amazing restaurants down 5th ave and the condo provided some quality family time around the table laughing while we played a game or watched a movie. Some of our most enjoyable time was quite nights on the back deck with the sound of the surf and wrestling palms.

The front porch was a beautiful spot to relax in the morning. Since the condo provided WiFi internet access I was able to catch up on emails in the morning, while the family slept. Our daughter enjoyed updating friends on Facebook in the evening, posting pictures of the places and events of the day.

The condo was a perfect fit for our little family. We had a wonderful time!

The VanDyke Family
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Ontario, Canada
5

LOVED IT

  • 5 of 5
This review is a little late (I swear I left one) but better late than ever. Let me start by saying that we have been renting condo's in Mexico for 10-12 years now and this is the best one yet. It has been renovated from top to bottom while keeping the things that make it Mexican. Very comfy living, elegant yet still kinda barefoot. Great outdoor spaces (4 of them!) Very close to a beautiful beach and very close to the foot of 5th. The pool is usually nice and quiet, the grounds are extremely well cared for and the other guests\owners were for the most part friendly. There are some lovely ruins right next door too. If you are looking for a very comfortable, very convenient and very well run space choose this one. You will not be sorry.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

WOW

  • 5 of 5
We are here right now relaxing after a one hour walk along the beach. Feels like home. We are two couples renting for 11 days. Everything went smoothly without a hitch. We showed up at the guard house our keys were ready and they escorted us to casita coba. It's beautiful with a very mexican feel. Various balconies through the suite with dark wood patio doors and flowing white linen curtains. Lots of natural light and tiles throughout with coved ceilings that remind you that you are in paradise. If the humidity bothers you the air conditioners in each room quickly take the edge off! The sound of tropical birds drift in the window. Casita coba is in a residential area literally 2 blocks from the start of fifth avenue and the ferry to Cozumel and only one block to the beach. We love the convenient location and the fact that it is quietly tucked away from the hustle and bustle.
We rented a car and found parking easily on the street every day right in front of our door. We have gone all inclusive in this area before at some of the main resorts but have seen the light. We cooked at the condo with a lot with fresh shrimp and custom cut steaks from the supermarket along with plenty of fresh veggies and fruit. The suite has a fantastic gas stove and grill along with a gas BBQ on the deck. The only thing I found that was missing were plastic glassware for the pool area i.e. margarita glasses or plastic glasses in general but being hard core Canadians we came with our bubba kegs and we prefer the beach so it was a mute point.
Maid service every other day or three times a week. Our maid was awesome. Just be aware that toilet paper is not provided. You get a few rolls to get started and then the maid told us we had to buy our own. Not a big deal as we were shopping anyways and it's really cheap to buy but the site said toilet paper was included.
All in all, we love it here and highly recommend it. Thank you Gail for letting us enjoy your home.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Ruth, what a lovely response. Thank you so much for going to the trouble. I am so glad you are feeling as we do; like residents! Thanks for the tips on the plastic glassware. I'd steered away from it because I'd wanted it to be good old-fashioned glass but we'll look into this. On the matter of toilet paper. This must be some misunderstanding. I will get it sorted out immediately. This should definitely be provided!
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Cambridge, MA
5

FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a fabulous week at Casita Coba. The pictures do not do the condo justice. The unit was extremely clean and during our stay the cleaning woman came and cleaned two times.
The unit is located on a dead end street a very quiet location. The beauty is the beach and 5th avenue ar both a few minute walk away. Make sure you go to the restaurant by the guard's station - Xulam. Food is fabulous. If you want to see Tulum on a budget, take the ADO bus. Bus is clean and comfortable.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Playacar 1 - Old Mexico. Romantic, Peaceful Haven Minutes From Everywhere
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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
5

AN UNFORGETABLE ADVENTURE!

  • 5 of 5
After a weeklong road trip, we arrived at Casita Coba and know straight away we were about to start yet another great Mexican adventure. From the big kitchen to prepare lunches, to the balcony over looking the pool and the very short walk to the beach, this is one very magical place. It was the best way to finish our holiday and would never have been achieved without Casita Coba.
The place was very clean and modern yet still has the feel of chilled and relaxed.
The kitchen is well kitted out for cooking and enjoyed our feasts on the balcony. We found some really good fresh vegetables from the local store and fresh fish, which we cooked on the BBQ. There are so many restaurants to choice from while walking down 5th Ave; one of our highlights was on the last day at the Blue Lobster!
The beach is right there and you even walk passed an old ruin to get to it, the water was never too cold and it the sun got too much you could just go back to the pool and continue relaxing in the shade by the pool area which was well looked after.
We had our own car and did a day trip to Tulum which is just down the road and a must see Mayan ruin, the Grand Cenote is located 15mins from Tulum and is such a magical place to swim in.

5th Ave is but a short walk down the road where all the restaurants, shops, bars, clubs and beach bars are.

Thank you so much Gail, we all enjoyed ourselves to the fullest and right till the end. It was so hard for us to leave.
Hope to come back soon.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Playacar 1 - Old Mexico. Romantic, Peaceful Haven Minutes From Everywhere
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5

UNDERSTATED WONDERFULNESS

  • 5 of 5
If you want to compare the place to a hotel - it ticks all the boxes - the place is clean, organized, conveniently located, the A/C works really well, and has great amenities.

But there's more to Casita Coba than that - I think the site understates how cool the place is and the amenities:

- The tree just outside the front of the unit is suuuuper cool to look at and provides great shade and "atmosphere".
- Xaman Ha is essentially two doors down. Wow!
- There is a tennis court a couple hundred feet away and the unit includes rackets and balls.
- The beach is really close by and the unit includes chairs and umbrellas.
- The security guards were very nice and did a good job too. When we changed rental cars twice (two out of three broke down, don't rent a Jeep Patriot), they followed us to the unit to make sure it was us that just drove onto the property.
- The Chedraui (grocery store) is nearby and offers a stress-free and inexpensive way to get all your food. It was so nice to be able to grill a homecooked meal on the patio a couple of nights.
- The restaurant right next to the guard shack is fantastic! Not a bad item on the menu and it had a waterfall and cool birds on perches. Between that place and Chez Celine, we ate like gourmands.
- There is a place in the shopping center behind that restaurant that offers a fantastic massage for 2 people for just $45.
- The coolest sounding birds gently wake you up each morning!

We could not have imagined a better place to stay, it was perfect. I just sent an email to Gail, thanking her for putting her place on Home Away!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jaime, thank you so much for your generous remarks and all the tips. We must try the massage place ourselves. I love that banyan tree!
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cozumel ferry
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Quietest Beach in Playa del Carmen
Car: not necessary

Casita Coba two minutes away from the ocean you can wrap your towel around you and walk there barefoot.

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Availability & Rates

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Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2014 - Nov 29 2014
5 night minimum stay
$165
$1,120
 
 
High Season 1
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,295
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
High Season 2
Jan 5 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes Christmas, Easter and public holidays are subject to Higher rates.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Living Area
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Both bedrooms lead out through beautiful wooden french doors to porches. Air conditioning in both bedrooms. Two bathrooms en suite.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Tennis Court
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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