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David and julie smith

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, Spanish is available as is German , Dutch .. Ask

Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk-5th Ave

22 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Villas del Mayab Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms +2 aero bed(s), 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 6 adults 4 children maximum

Enjoy all of the updates in this family friendly 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa that is conveniently located in the gated community of PLAYACAR in phase 2 next to a beautiful, quiet beach and the famous 5th Avenue shopping district. The beach is 250 yards from the villa by strolling down a stone pathway that is shaded by tropical greenery. There are also Mayan ruins to observe on your way there! Enjoy an abundance of shopping and restaurants that are just a short 5 minute walk from our villa. Our villa is steps away from the 12th hole of the Championship Playacar Golf Course designed by Robert van Hagge and now run as the HARD ROCK golf course as well as the large shared pool and palapa. We are also located just a short walk away from the tropical Aviary (bird sanctuary). The villa backs up to it so at feeding times twice a day it is a little noisy !A 10-15 minute walk will take you to the Reef Club Resort where our guests as space is available can enjoy the facilities (beach chairs, pool and towel service) for no extra charge or for a daily discounted fee, you can enjoy the all inclusive priveledges. The Newly redone HARD ROCK golf Course is located across the street from the Reef Club as well as the Hard RockClub and Spa.

The large outdoor terrace will be your favorite spot. Enjoy morning coffee while listening to tropical birds, have breakfast at the outdoor table, or relax in the shade in lounge chairs for an afternoon nap. When evening arrives, BBQ on the gas grill while enjoying a cold drink!

A new kitchen with granite countertops and all new appliances will make preparing meals easy. The open floor plan allows for you and your family to all be together for meals , games, TV and just having fun. There is a bar area between the dining room and living room, perfect for serving drinks and snacks.

The three spacious bedrooms are all on the second floor. The master suite has a king sized bed with a balcony to enjoy your morning coffee while listening to tropical birds or reading a good book. The second bedroom is spacious and equipped with a king bed. The third spacious bedroom has a set of twin beds that can be converted into a king bed. All bedrooms have large en suite baths that have been remodeled with marble counters and walk-in showers.

Well equipped grocery stores are easily accessible to meet all of your food and drink needs, or for an extra fee groceries can be provided upon arrival. Private transportation from the Cancun airport can be arranged on request for an additional fee.

Maid service is provided every second day, as well as fresh bottled water, and our property manager is available to ensure that your trip to paradise is just that!. Our concierge service can arrange anything you might need. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

We just added a new 48 class tv and back patio furniture for 8 people , also a new gas BBQ grille .

Keywords: villa,home,house

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
David and julie smith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english, Spanish is available as is German , Dutch .. Ask

About David and julie smith

My wife and I stayed in this villa in 2012 and enjoyed it so much we bought it for our future retirement home .

We live in Houston , Texas and honeymooned in cancun / playa many years ago and now own a little piece of paradise !

Once your there you will know exactly what we call paradise !

David and julie smith purchased this villa in 2012

Why David and julie smith chose Playa del Carmen

It just seems to be close to everything you could possibly need ! And it is . But please understand this is MEXICO and contrary to popular belief it's still a 3rd world country , if something breaks it's fixed when they want to , not when you want it ! I have no control over this and you need to understand and accept this ! It's very seldom but things do happen !

What makes this villa unique

This villa is in the most well known private community in the Rivera Maya region .. PLAYACAR . Yet as a guest I must remind you this is MEXICO and water ,power , internet , cable ect . Are lsubject to outages beyond my control . Storms wind and just plain old wear and tear can at times cause an outage , and that being said , again this is Mexico and often times repairs are treated as MAÑANA TIME . Which in reality means when we get to it !

I just wanted to include this as an advisory , certainly not to suggest it's even a possibility during your stay , just advice for a coastal zone !

Guestbook comments from the manager

We wanted to say thank you for ensuring our stay in Casa Guacamaya was everything we wanted it to be! We enjoyed the spaciousness of your home and the private area in the back was a wonderful place to enjoy the tropical birds and relax. We loved the location to the beach and shopping and restraunts. We fell in love with Playa del Carmen and hope to return many times and we will certainly contact you when we do!
Oct 2010
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Reviews

4.7
based on 22 traveler reviews

Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk-5th Ave
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 23 reviews
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Excellent Accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house is comfortable and accommodating. Very well equipped kitchen. Great having en-suites with each bedroom - very nice! In a very hot and humid environment, the fully air-conditioned house was a real treat! The pool is about a 30 second walk and is well maintained, as well as the grounds. Restaurants, shops and beach about a 10-15 min. walk. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review , we love it there ourselves and treasure every day in PARADISE .
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Really had a great stay in the house was very inviting accommodated six of us very well can't wait to get back here soon thanks to David and Julie for opening up their house to us really had a great time

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back anytime , glad you found it to be as you hoped plus enjoyed the area ! David & Julie
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5

Paradise in Playa Del Carmen

  • 5 of 5

Casa Guacamaya is the perfect place for a small group or family. The three bedrooms each with bath were perfect for our family of 6. The house has all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. The location is perfect with a pool, 5 minute walk to the beach, and a 10 minute walk to 5th avenue in el centro. The owners were awesome and gave us great information about the local area.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim , Thank you for your kind review , we are Happy that you enloyed your stay in our Villa and found it to be as described ! We try our best to make our piece of PARADISE also to be YOURS during your stay ! David & Julie
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Houston, TX
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. It is very comfortable and has everything you need. I love how each bedroom has its own bathroom. This would come in handy if we had a bigger group with us. The house is very close to restaurants, shops and bars. You can easily walk to the beach or to the pool. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our Casa in PARADISE , We are very pleased that you found it to be as described and filled your needs ! We look forward to your future rental needs and Please tell your friends ! David & Julie Smith
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Houston, Tx
5

Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was just as advertised. In a calm and quiet neighborhood but very close to all of the action (beach, shopping, etc.). The bird sanctuary did not bother me or anyone in my group at all, they got a little louder at certain periods during the day but nothing to worry about. There was plenty of towels and clean drinking water (very important to me). When my group and I return to Playa we will definitely be staying at the Casa Guacamaya.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review , we try our best to be honest about what we represent to you ! We look forward to having you visit again !
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a mother/daughter trip in early February. You couldn't find a better and safer location in the Playacar area! I was a bit nervous about staying in a private house as opposed to an all inclusive since it was a trip with just 2 women. However, it couldn't have been easier or felt safer. I booked my taxi thru Cancun Taxis online before we left. I printed out a Google map showing the house location (near Reef Club) and handed it to my taxi driver upon arrival. After explaining that it was about 3 blocks from the Reef Club in Playacar, the driver had no problem dropping us off at the front door. And upon leaving, we walked outside our door to the street and caught a taxi back within 2-3 minutes. Easy. The house is quite comfortable with 3 upstairs bedrooms, 2 with kings and 1 with twin beds. The beds are quite firm, which I prefer. Each has its own bath with plenty of hot water. The location is about a 4 block walk to a beautiful beach with that Caribbean blue water that I go to the Mexican Riviera to enjoy. Prettiest white sand beaches and clear blue water! The town of Playa del Carmen is only a 2 block walk with restaurants, shops, clubs, massage, etc from local vendors to big American first class stores side by side. We booked an all day snorkeling/beach tour in Isla Mujeres that picked us up 2 blocks from the house. Note: although we enjoyed the all day excursion, next time I would book snorkeling in Cozumel which is known for better under water views. There are 2 modern ferry services that cross over to Cozumel every hour all day long and at least until midnight. Needless to say, my concerns over safety were quickly dispelled and we had a wonderful trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review , we try to make your vacation as easy as possible and sincerely appreciate your stay with us , as you well know there are many other choices. We are happy you feel you made the right choice !!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
2.7 km or about 1 mile
Car: not necessary

Lots of restaurants within walking distance, endless beaches to chose from, tours of famous archaeological sites, caves, cenotes, and nature walks in the jungle are offered all along the Mayan Riviera and on the island of Cozumel which is just a short ferry ride from Playa del Carmen 16.00 US dollars round trip every hour there are three different Ferries and endless activities including swimming with the dolphins, and snorkeling in beautiful lagoons.

We can assist with any of these or just offer suggestions! The CENOTE swim should not be missed !

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Rates & Availability

Villas del Mayab Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard rate
May 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$290
$2,000
 
 
Holiday season
Dec 16 - Jan 6
2 night minimum stay
$470
$3,199
 
 
Mild season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

All rates quoted are in usd. United States dollars And includes all taxes and fees
Maid service is every other day

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Villas del Mayab Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Granite vanity top
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Granite vanity tops ,walk in shower with bench seat
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Granite vanity tops , walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Granite vanity tops , walk in shower
  • 3 baths in suite , granite and marble finishes Resort style baths with new brushed nickel fixtures 1/2 bath downstairs for easy access
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , These are aero bed deluxe, recommended for children only !
  • King size beds (2) Master and second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be converted to a king ,we also have a queen and a twin deluxe aero bed on site as needed ! We have a 6 adult maximum and 4 children as a maximum usage # for your comfort ! I do not allow more than six adults for your comfort !
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Close to town and the beach but inside the secure gated community of Playacar. Private tennis court just for tVillas del Mayab in the community of Playacar Phase 2 with a maintained path to the beach that passes small Mayan ruins & Discounts at times at the REEF CLUB and the HARD ROCK golf course , 24 security and surveillance on the grounds, maid service and bottled water supplied. Approximate distance to nearby attractions from Villa : XCARET 4 miles COBA 4 miles XEL-HA and AUKMAL 34 miles TULUM 39 miles DownTown CANCUN 42 miles Chichen Itza 134 miles If you need transportation please do this on your own thru the CAN CUN CAB company they are really good and as long as you share all your info with them .. You will have no problems , I will be happy to assist you with this . Cost runs about 60.00 usd one wayand 120.00 usd round trip for 2 add 15.00 and 30.00 for 4 persons but you really only need 1 way as taxis will match the fare any time day or nig

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