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35 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Tohoku Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

This charming penthouse is located inside the Tohoku gated residential area, a very private and peaceful zone in the center on Playa del Carmen (where 38th street and 25th avenue meet). Only 7 minutes walking from the turquoise Caribbean waters and 5 from the vibrant 5th Avenue, where all the restaurants, bars, cafés and shops can be found. This apartment has a spacious bedroom with air conditioning that overlooks the private swimming pool, one complete bathroom, equipped kitchen and a wonderful terrace with grill and space to sun tan, dine or relax in the pool. It is ideal for a couple who is looking to rest and relax without being away from the lively center of Playa. All services and activities of interest are close by.

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Victor Lizaola
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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based on 35 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.4857144 based on 35 reviews
Winfield, BC, Canada

Everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were fortunate enough to spend 2 weeks in your charming penthouse earlier this month (Feb) and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay.

From the moment we walked thru your gate we felt welcome as Victor was there with a warm smile and a handshake. We had done an all-inclusive trip to Playa before but decided to try a vacation rental this time. As this was our first time in a rental, we weren't exactly sure what to expect but it was everything we wanted and more. The penthouse is exactly as your description and photos show. The outdoor lounge is really as big as you think it is... great for having a drink after a day in the sun or BBQing some fresh seafood or just relaxing. The king-size be is extremely comfy, the place is clean and the air-conditioning works great.

Even though we shared stairs with Helene and Victor (who are both very gracious hosts) we felt that our privacy was always respected and we often forgot that there were people below us.

The penthouse is in a fabulous location, a short 5 min walk with get you to 5th Ave. or the grocery store and an 8-10 min walk will get you to the beach, Hwy 307 for a colectivo or a great restauraunt for drinks and/or dinner (El Fogon is our recommendation). Never did we not feel safe while walking, and, we walked at all hours of the day and night.

If you're looking for somewhere to relax, enjoy some time with your significant other and be close but not too close to the action all while getting great value, then this is the place for you. If you want to be right in the thick of things and to party like a rockstar, this is not the place for you.

We would love to make a return visit and have been telling anyone who will listen about our great find. We can't thank Helene and Victor enough for our 2 WONDERFUL weeks vacation!

We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute little place away from town

  • 4 of 5

This place is really cute, clean and safe! It's within walking distance to some of the best local taco places and we definitely got out "fill"!

The bed is super comfy and the pool, albeit small, is perfect for a dunk if you're hot. If you want to sunbathe, this is not the pool for you.

What I have to say about this location is that it is quite a walk to the beach and/or shopping areas (5th ave). If you LOVE walking, have at it! Also, the shower presented a problem every time for me. At first, there was no water pressure but Victor was up there IMMEDIATELY to clean out the sediment from the shower head and that was great! Having said that, we never had a warm/hot shower during our weeks stay. We never let Victor know so that's on us. Tiny things to worry about but still affect the stay nonetheless.

We read reviews and try to be as conscientious as possible so others can decide what's important personally.

Thank you Victor for letting us live in your home for a great week in Playa!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extra roomy for a one bedroom

  • 4 of 5

I ended up only staying 2 nights at Victor's place but was pleased with my stay. It had plenty of room to stretch out and the small pool was refreshing after the heat of the day. Victor was very helpful with anything I asked of him. He is very friendly and helped me to get my bags up the 3 flights of stairs. When my daughter asked me to come and stay with her where she was, he was very understanding. I really appreciated that of him. I felt safe with the guarded, gated community. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that I felt it could use some updating in the kitchen and bathroom.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was absolute perfection. The location can not be beat. Four short blocks away from Fifth Avenue and the beach. The neighborhood is gated with a friendly but attentive guard. The neighbors are quiet and friendly. If,you have a car you have a parking spot right in front of the gate. You really don't need a car because PDC is very pedestrian and bike friendly and public transportation is affordable and easily accessible. The penthouse apartment is on the third floor with a private outside staircase. There is a large outdoor seating area and patio dining table. If you are going to sit out in the evening you will need insect repellent. The small pool is completely private so swimsuits are at your discretion. The apartment has beach chairs, a cooler, a shade umbrella and beach towels for your convenience. Grab your gear and head out for the day, nothing for you to worry about but sunscreen. The kitchen is small with an efficient refrigerator. We never bothered to turn on the stove because there are so many affordable dining options within a block or two of the apartment. Don't be afraid to eat from the food carts! The food is delicious, incredibly cheap and you are supporting the local economy. Buy a chicken or some bbq meat,bring it back to the patio and you have a 5 star dining experience.,There are a number of lavenderias within a block, two loads of clothes washed, folded and my husbands shirts ironed was 35 pesos. The king sized bed was very comfortable with quality linen. Mid week you will be given fresh towels. We loved every thing about our experience, our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. I have no reservations about recommending this property to friends, except I'd like to keep it all to myself!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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new year's stay

  • 4 of 5

very friendly and caretaking owners, great location and exactely how it looks on the photos. good kitchen equipment and lovely extras eg for the beach. parking rules were not clear to us, as for the rest.. really enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Winnipeg, MB Canada

Charming and Romantic

  • 5 of 5

This penthouse is exactly as advertised. We were so pleased to call it home for 10 days this December. Just enough room for the 2 of us - very private and lovely character. Lush outside with lots of plants and even a little swimming pool to cool off in. We did have to work a bit on our vacation, but what a great way to set up our office: right on the terrace! Comfortable bedroom, ceiling fans in every room. We never used the air conditioner, and were comfortable enough without it (it`s there if you want it). The owners were extremely responsive to any questions that came up, and had some good advice about local activities we inquired about as well. Very safe feeling gated community. Super easy walk to the beach (about 8 minutes) and grocery store (about 3 minutes). Cabbing home at night from 5th Ave activities (ie closer to Senior Frogs) only about $4 - $5 US. Very nice home feel to it. We enjoyed it very much!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Cancun Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: not necessary

Located inside TOHOKU a gated and peaceful residential area in downtown Playa del Carmen (see map) with easy access to Playas lively 5th Avenue as well as the most popular beach clubs, Mamitas and Kool. Supermarket, Gas Station and 24hr Convenience Store a block away.


Rates & Availability

Tohoku Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanks Giving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Season 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Tohoku Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bedroom can fit a crib for a baby
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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