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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Victor Lizaola
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Turn off all lights and A/C at all times when you are leaving the apartment. In case the A/C is not turned off while you are out, I´ll do it for you
  • Smoking inside the apartment is strictly forbidden. The smell of even one of it is easily detected by a non smoker. Smoking outside is allowed.
  • If you stay for more than 7 nights, a complimentary maid service is ofered for free: general cleaning, change of bed sheets and towels.
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 3
  • 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
  • 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6086955 based on 46 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: January 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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windsor ontario Canada

Great penthouse to stay at perfect for a couple..

  • 5 of 5

Would like to say a great big thank you to Victor. He helped make our stay in Playa Del Carmen a fantastic one. This is a nice penthouse to stay at everything that you need for your stay. It's in a great gated community the security guards were very friendly. Its just a short walk to the grocery stores where you can buy everything you need for your stay. There are some great restaurants very close by that are worth checking out, Papa Charly, Chiltepin. A nice walk to 5th Avenue where there is all your shops and stores. Be careful everyone wants to sell you there stuff. Barter with them makes it fun if your not happy walk on. They will also say that they served you drinks at the resort last night but you know better. great restaurants but a lot more money.. The place is yours to explore and have fun . We never felt worried walking around town. And enjoy the beautiful beaches... Thanks again Victor was great staying at your place for 2 weeks will do it again Garry & Julie

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in well equipped penthouse in a very convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse is a convenient location in a quiet gated area within walking distance to beach, shops & resturants. The condo is well equipped with everything you need and has an outstanding large terrace with a small pool. Although the beach was an easy walk, we spent a lot of time lounging on the terrace. The kitchen was equipped well with stove, fridge, cooking utensils, etc. We usually made breakfast & enjoyed it on the table on the terrace. There is a convenience store about a block a way & a large supermarket about 2 blocks away for food & drink needs. Recommend getting a roast chicken in the supermarket deli along with some tortillas & fixings & enjoy making your own & enjoying on privacy of terrace. There are also several great small resturants close by, away from busy 5th avenue. There is also a great blender perfect for margaritas! Bed was comfortable, great wifi, good shower, cable worked well & everything was very clean. Air con worked well, but wasn't needed much as the ceiling fans cooled enough. Beach chairs, towels, etc are provided if you want to leave the sanctuary of the terrace & hit the beach. Victor was very welcoming & available for any questions. We really look forward to our next stay there!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Michelle and David, for your kind words. You are welcome anytime!!! Happy holidays!!! Victor.
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Our romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was fantastic and very reasonable, it had everything needed for our romantic getaway and the host Victor was the best. He was there to meet us and help with any questions that we might have. Everything for us was within walking distance from great places to eat ,5th ave, the beach, and shopping all within a few short blocks. We celebrated our Anniversary and my Wife,s birthday during our stay and it was wonderful. After a long day we were able to come back to the penthouse sit in the pool with a glass of Mexican wine and relax and enjoy the spectacular sunset and evening. we loved it so much that we asked Victor if we could rent it again in February but to our disappointment it was already booked. You can be sure that on our next getaway we will be staying at the Penthouse if it is available. All in all it was a getaway that we will always remember as one of the best. I would personally like to thank Victor for his hospitality and attention to every detail that his guests might encounter. Thanks again Victor for our ROMANTIC GETAWAY it was wonderful.

Ron & Elaine

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great penthouse close to everything in PDC

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Casa de Luz.

It was perfect for us, located in a quiet gated community it offered everything we needed for a relaxing yet active vacation. Victor was there for us every time we need an advise or suggestion, but our privacy was never compromised. He provided lots of information just in case one didn't do its homework before visiting PDC.

The penthouse is well equipped with pretty much everything a couple would need. The kitchen was good although we didn't cook at all.

The bed is very comfy, the outdoor areas are really nice, sitting under the trellis enjoying a cool dip at the small pool after a day at the beach. The a/c units work great but we mostly used the ceiling fans during our stay.

There is a supermarket (Sorianas) just a block and a half away. The neighborhood is very safe, we walked at all times and we never felt uneasy. There is a great breakfast place just a few blocks away , "La cueva del chango" and many restaurants too.

Overall we really enjoyed Casa de Luz and we would recommend it to anyone who would like to be close to everything in PDC but not in the midst of all the noise of downtown.

Thank you so much Victor for allowing us to enjoy our vacation in your beautiful penthouse.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was very nice. Vitor was very friendly and helpful with any questions I had. Was two blocks from 5th avenue

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Cancun Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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