ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS PENTHOUSE - WI-FI & FREE CALLS TO 60 COUNTRIES

Barbara Coates

Speaks french, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights

Contact the Owner

Barbara Coates

Speaks french, english
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS PENTHOUSE - WI-FI & FREE CALLS TO 60 COUNTRIES

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

Amazing Ocean Views, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Beautifully decorated by an American Interior Decorator, our top floor Penthouse apartment/condo is situated in one of the best locations in Playa del Carmen at the junction of 5th Avenue and 34th only minutes from the famous Mamitas beach. Enter through our secure gated entrance where we have an additional Security Guard on duty at night and take the elevator to the top floor. The apartment has a modern fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops/work surfaces, breakfast bar and marble floors. Two equally large bedrooms, with King size beds which make this apartment suitable for couples sharing or families. Both have ensuite marble luxury shower rooms with high quality fittings. Each bedroom has its own satellite TV both with an enhanced entertainment SKY package and for your further enjoyment, we recently installed a 42' flat screen TV with an additional SKY box in the living room.

The dining area complemented by a fine imported wooden table and chairs leads through to the comfortable, modern sitting room, with cream leather sofas and fine wood furniture. From here you have views through the large patio doors across the terrace and pool, out to the Caribbean Sea. If you need to keep in contact with work or family the apartment has Fast High Speed Internet access and we have recently added a Vonage telephone line with Free land-line calls to over 60 Countries and to cell phones (mobiles) in the US and Canada. We also provide you with a US telephone number so you can receive calls. Also, for your convenience, bottled water and daily maid service are provided along with a cell phone in credit.

On the lower terrace we have an outside table with umbrella and chairs for al fresco dining and taking the stairs to the sunroof you will be rewarded with amazing views, not only across the treetops to the turquoise ocean but also over the rooftops of Playa del Carmen. Here you have the perfect sunbathing area with a double sunbed and additional loungers.

As the sun sets, nothing can be nicer than sitting in your own private splash pool looking across the blue sea towards Cozumel Island watching the ships go by whilst enjoying a cooling sundowner.

All the best restaurants in town are within walking distance, located along and around the pedestrianised 5th Avenue therefore a car is not necessary. If you do plan on hiring a car, our personal car space in the ground floor secure garage is at your disposal. The garage has access directly into the ground floor hallway immediately next to the lift.

As the sun sets, nothing can be nicer than sitting in your own private splash pool looking across the blue sea towards Cozumel Island watching the ships go by whilst enjoying a cooling sundowner.

All the best restaurants in town are within walking distance, located along and around the pedestrianised 5th Avenue therefore a car is not necessary. If you do plan on hiring a car, our personal car space in the ground floor secure garage is at your disposal. The garage has access directly into the ground floor hallway immediately next to the lift.

More Details
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Singles
  • children welcome

Barbara Coates

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks french, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Absolutely Fabulous Penthouse - Wi-Fi & Free Calls to 60 Countries
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
business
Absolutely Fabulous Penthouse - Wi-Fi & Free Calls to 60 Countries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960849
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
New York, NY, USA
5

FANTASTIC, SPACIOUS, PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Barbara's condo in Bosque de los Aluxes was exactly what we needed. I traveled there for a week in early April with my wife, brother and his girlfriend (all of us late 20s/early 30s), and we all agreed that we'd go back in a heartbeat.

If you've been to Playa, you know that 5th Ave has a lot to offer, but also can be loud/overwhelming/annoying at times. Barbara's condo is situated at the northern end of 5th where it is much more chill, but is still a stone's throw from both Mamita's/Kool beach clubs and all of the restaurants you've probably read about elsewhere.

As for the inside of the property itself - it's fantastic. Both beds are king sized and really comfortable, the room sizes/layouts are identical with great walk-in showers.

The view outside is fantastic - I at first thought that the rooftop was a shared space (like a rooftop in NYC), but it's all yours when staying there. The pool was very refreshing to hop in first thing in the morning or after the beach, but it's not something you'll want to spend all day in since it's about the size of a large hot tub.

The kitchen had everything we needed (including lots of spices), and we used it several times for dinner and breakfast.

The only glitch in our stay is that the AC didn't work at first, but after emailing the property management company they sent someone out to repair it within an hour.

(Quick side note - we ended up renting a car, and there was a place nearby that we walked to without a reservation...very easy process. I was a little nervous given that it was a foreign company, we had a small language barrier, and we didn't use GPS, but it went totally fine. We visited Tulum and a fantastic Monkey Sanctuary a few miles away from the ruins).

Finally, even though Barbara goes through a property management company, she made sure to add her personal touch throughout the stay and offered several recommendations for places to eat/visit/shop.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Absolutely Fabulous Penthouse - Wi-Fi & Free Calls to 60 Countries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960849
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Columbia, MO
5

BEAUTIFUL, SAFE AND SECURE CONDO WITH OCEAN VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I travel to Playa regularly and usually stay in higher end oceanfront properties or at least very close to the beach as we truly enjoy the ocean views. We chose this property for its location and outdoor living space. We were not disappointed; instead, we we ecstatic. The pictures do not accurately represent this property. The condo with its views is truly astonishing.

LOCATION: Unless one is familiar with Playa it is difficult to describe just how perfectly this condo is located. It is nestled in a picturesque area reminding me more of Europe with its brick sidewalks and sidewalk cafes. What we consider to be the best restaurants in Playa are are in close proximity but honestly, everything in Playa is "close". This condo makes you feel as though you are in the middle of everything but your actual condo with its ocean view makes you feel as though you are removed from everything. I was concerned about not having an oceanfront condo; however, this was not a problem. The walk to the beach was an enjoyable 5-10 minute stroll and using a beach club gave me the same amenities as having an oceanfront condo without tracking sand into the condo all day long.

THE CONDO: Colorful, happy, comfortable and a well-appointed kitchen. The kitchen even had a few spices, salt, pepper and coffee filters which we found very useful. The photographs do not capture the condo and the picturesque view. We found the beds to be extremely comfortable and the bedding was top notch. Closet and storage space was remarkable and plenty of hangars: a small but memorable detail. The washer and dryer were perfect and soap was provided, another small detail. The internet was fast and very dependable. We could not get the Vonage phone to work but it was probably user error. We carry our own cell phones so this was not an issue for us.

CHECK IN/OUT: I called Playa Paradise as we were leaving the airport and I expected someone to be at the Condo upon our arrival for check-in. After a second phone call, someone from Playa Paradise was there in five minutes. If this was my first trip to Playa, I would have been concerned. Check-out went without a hitch.

OVERALL: This condo exceeded all of our expectations. The location was perfect for our needs and lifestyle. It left us with a feeling that we "lived" in Mexico for a week, we did not just have a week long vacation in Mexico.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed our condo as much as we do We had exactly the same sentiments when choosing our home in Playa, ie, away from it all but in the heart of everything, particularly the best restaurants and with the fabulous views, perfect. It's a shame you were not able to use the Vonage line as we installed it to make contact with home easier whilst still enjoying your vacation. I spent hours talking to my son in Shanghai, my family and friends in the UK, Amsterdam and Canada during our 3 month stay this summer so yes, maybe it was something really simple for it to not work, particularly as the internet was working so well, and it's connected through internet. On your next visit have Marcelo our technical expert, always on the premises come in and reboot it for you. We do hope you will come back again and we thank you for writing such a glowing review.
business
Absolutely Fabulous Penthouse - Wi-Fi & Free Calls to 60 Countries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960849
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Denver, CO
5

WONDERFUL STAY

  • 5 of 5
We've rented several condos in the area over the years, and this is my favorite. The description of the condo is spot on. Nice open and bright condo with the best view ever. Everything including the location was lovely (and the price was great too!) Check-in and out was easy. Thanks for a great stay, Barbara!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Absolutely Fabulous Penthouse - Wi-Fi & Free Calls to 60 Countries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960849
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Coleman, Wisconsin USA
5

FAB RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
Again we have had a wonderful vacation in this fabulous condo. The description or the pictures don't showcase the beauty of this place. The plunge pool is warm and inviting. Can't stay out if we are not on the beach. The kitchen and dining area are large and easy to move around in. Everything is elegantly appointed, yet comfortable. Great new flat screen tv in living room was a way to keep the hubby entertained while dressing for a night out.
Barb, you have again been so helpful and kind as well as all of the staff you have entrusted with your home. 3 weeks is never enough.
I hope after 5 reviews written, this one will finally be accepted.
Thank you so much
C & H Wisconsin
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Absolutely Fabulous Penthouse - Wi-Fi & Free Calls to 60 Countries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960849
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Monterrey/Mexico
5

AMAZING CONDO

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful, spaced Condo, great location. Awesome view of the ocean. Totally loved the jacuzzi on the terrace and the rooftop where you can get a nice tan. Right behind the cuban restaurant-bar "La bodeguita de en Medio". 100% recommended!
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Definitely one of the great features of our Condo is the fantastic ocean views not only from the lower terrace but also from the rooftop solarium and of course no-one walking around above you as this is a Penthouse. Stepping out into 5th Avenue with it's superb selection of restaurants and bars is a plus, no need to hire a car unless you want to travel around.
business
Absolutely Fabulous Penthouse - Wi-Fi & Free Calls to 60 Countries
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960849
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Flin Flon,MB,Canada
5

GORGEOUS VIEW.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this unit for 4 weeks and thoroughly loved it. The first thing you see as soon as you walk in the door is the caribbean sea. You also have this wonderful view from the master bedroom.
We were very comfortable here for our extended stay, the kitchen has everything you need to cook a meal or you are right on fifth Ave where there are lots of wonderful restaurants. There is a bakery called chez celine right next door where we bought fresh baked bread everyday, and you must try the Apple Pie that they have at the coffee cafe that is located right under the Bosque de los aluxes building. A new wine store just opened in the same block (we were their first customers) so is very handy.
The Private plunge pool is big enough that we bought a couple of floaties across the street and spent many afternoons floating in the cool water, fantastic!!
We really liked this condo, from the wonderful view, the plunge pool , the comfy beds to the great location right on fifth Ave and only a couple of blocks to the beach. There were great views from the roof that can only be enhanced by the addition of some more furniture to make this a more usable space.
Thanks so much Barbara.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Once again I am delighted Sharon and Tom enjoyed our place as much as we do. They certainly seem to have enjoyed the best points the apartment has to offer. I particularly like their comments regarding the bakery, wine shop and of course the apple pie at the coffee cafe - it's always useful to build up a list of good places in the immediate area not only for future guests but also for ourselves when we are staying there.

Map

Tour Cancun | Xcaret Park
"This is a wonderful day out so allow yourself plenty of time. Set in an amazing natural bea..."
Tulum Ruins
"Set in a magnificent setting on the beach in Tulum a visit is well worth while for a day out..."
Puerto Aventuras
"For a complete change from the busy streets of Playa visit Puerto Aventuras to enjoy the mar..."
Chez Céline
"Located immediately next to our Condo this French bakery and patisserie makes all it's produ..."
La Cueva del Chango
"A lovely jungle garden location on 38th serving good food, fantastic ambiance. An old establ..."
Aguachiles
"This is very much a local for Mexicans and residents alike. Here you can enjoy wonderful fi..."
Yaxche
"Located on 5th and Calle 22 so a short walk from our Condo. Whether it is lunch or dinner b..."
Como como
"This small Italian restaurant is always packed and very popular with the permanent residents..."
Restaurante GG Fifth Avenue
"located immediately next to Chez Celine so probably the closest real restaurant to our condo..."
La Piola
"This is a lovely location on 38th and only 5 minutes walk from our Condo, opposite La Cueva ..."
La Fragata
"A simple palapa restaurant on 26th serving typical mediterranean food. The food is good and ..."
La Pummarola
"Good Italian on Calle 24, much better than some of the other Italian restaurants we have tri..."
Las cazuelas de Espana en playa del Carmen
"Authentic Spanish cuisine in a simple setting. Tapas all freshly made. We added a paella t..."
Curry Omm
"The last time we were there it was the only restaurant serving Indian cuisine, so if you nee..."
Al Cielo Hotel
"This is a superb restaurant located on Xpu-Ha beach a gorgeous quiet unspoilt beach in a nat..."
off the vine playa del carmen
"If you are into wine and wine tasting there is a wine shop located on Ave Norte1 between 26 ..."
Think Organik Boutique & Spa
"Enjoy a wonderful massage, facial at this small Spa in Puerto Aventuras. The hot stones tre..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
cancun
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Playa
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
carraterra 407
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Mamitas
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
La Bodequita
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Coffee Cafe or Chez Celine
Car: not necessary

Photos

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • $195-$357/nt US Dollars
  • US Dollars;
    MID SEASON: Apr 25 2012 - Aug 14 2012 US$ 214 per night
    LOW SEASON: Aug 15 2012 - Dec 10 2012 US$ 195 per night SPECIAL RATES considered during LOW SEASON
    MID SEASON: Dec 11 2012 - Dec 22 2012 US$ 214 per night
    PEAK SEASON: Dec 23 2012 - Jan 02 2012 US$ 357 per night
    HIGH SEASON: Jan 03 2013 - Apr 30 2013 US$ 257 per night
    MID SEASON: May 01 2013 - Aug 14 2013 US$ 214 per night
    LOW SEASON; Aug 15 2013 - Dec 10 2013 US$195 per night

    Easter week charged at High Season rates; WE TAKE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS by PayPal
  • Dates Available: Year Round
    SPECIAL RATES FOR LONG TERM RENTERS

Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Laundry Soap
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Free Local Calls
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Living Area
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Singles
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • caves
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
On the lower terrace there is an unheated plunge pool