Beautiful, Authentic, Safe and Personalized, Excellent Staff
I'm a return visitor to Villa La Golondrina and I've always had a fantastic stay. This last time my husband and I went with friends, three other couples, and all fit very comfortably. The house has four air conditioned bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and a huge kitchen, living room, and dining room. It was very well kept and clean. If you can snag it, I highly recommend the master bedroom on the second floor. It has a private balcony with great views and a very big bathroom and closet. The house also has a beautiful garden will lush green hedges, so it feels very private, and a nicely sized plunge pool in the front yard. Oh! THere is also roof access, and it's so fun to take a bucket of beer up there to the roof and watch the sunset. That spot has the best ocean views. The house is just one block off of the beach and at the end of a cul-de-sac, so its very peaceful and safe. It's also in one of the oldest and nicest neighborhoods in Playa del Carmen.
Playa del Carmen is very fun and lively. It continues to grow, but it retains its old charms, especially La Quinta, or 5th Avenue, a pedestrian street lined with shops, boutique hotels, and restaurants right in town. If you didn't rent a car, you can can walk from the house into town (about 15 min), or call a taxi (about $5). We also discovered a lot of local, inexpensive restaurants off 5th Avenue, that were fun, fast, and delicious.
The beach in Playa del Carmen is beautiful as well. The water is clear and blue, and is usually pretty calm. The house also has beach chairs, beach towels, and sand toys (if you have kids).
The staff at the house was also really great. The housekeeper came everyday except Sunday and Senor Abel, the house manager was also there if we needed anything. We also hired the cook for a few nights. The food was very good and affordable (there is a whole menu to choose from) and allowed us to stay in a few nights at home. If I have to make a few criticisms, I would say that the cushions in the living room could be updated (they look a little tired) as could the DVD collection, unless you like 90s classics! Ha! (We never turned on the TV though...why would you at the beach? ).
Finally, since safety concerns about Mexico are always on the news right now, it's worth saying that we felt completely safe and at ease, durning the day and night. I also felt that way on a previous girls trip. Thank you for a great stay, I feel like its my home away from home! We can't wait to go back!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Delighted to read my most recent review. I'm so pleased my guests had such a good time and look forward to their returning soon. When they do return, they will find new and fresh cushions - I'm going to the villa in June to do a complete make-over of the living room furniture. But in the mean time, the villa is comfy and homey, and all amenities guests might need or want are there in the villa for the guests' pleasure.
Also remember that returning guests receive a 10% discount on their next holiday week at VILLA LA GOLONDRINA!
I'm also happy to hear that my guests felt safe. The problems experienced in the central part of Mexico are not affecting the Yucatan Peninsula. Playa del Carmen is the heart of the Maya Riviera: it continues to be the most entertaining, fun, and safe sea side resort on the Caribbean
and in Mexico.
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