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Maia Schneider

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Beachfront 2 BR Penthouse in Town, Pool, Rooftop Terrace

30 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Overview

Centro Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy one the most luxurious beachfront condos in Playa with a private rooftop terrace.

Imagine your own private roof top terrace with panoramic ocean views right in the heart of town. Welcome to Luna Encantada Unit H3, one of the premier oceanfront, penthouse villas in the exclusive boutique 24 unit Luna Encantada Villas.

Luna Encantada's location is one of its best amenities. These resort condos are set amidst Playa del Carmen’s mythical beach and vibrant international sidewalk scene. A mere half block from the gates of Luna Encantada, Playa’s urbane Fifth Avenue pedestrian promenade beckons with relaxed cafes and gourmet restaurants, exclusive lounges, and alfresco bars, intriguing boutiques and local purveyors of all types and variety.

The master bedroom offers a king bed, walk-in closet, and huge walk-in shower tiled with travertine marble. The 2nd bedroom, which has 2 queen beds and a full bath with bathtub, is appointed with beautiful teak furniture.

This luxury beach villa is tastefully decorated in Caribbean Beach decor. The ocean is visible from most every room in the villa, especially from the kitchen, living room, and master bedroom where a wall of sliding glass doors and windows offer unobstructed views of the ocean. But the best room in the house is the rooftop terrace. On the terrace you can relax with friends, dine with the outdoor gas BBQ, or just soak in the sun. In the condo, travertine marble floors extend onto your private outdoor terrace, fully equipped chef's stainless kitchen with granite counter tops and throughout the unit. Original paintings and many other fine details provide international style. Even the terrace is furnished in the finest indoor/outdoor comfort for lounging and alfresco dining. The common area courtyard has beautiful landscaping of palm trees, tropical plants, flowers, fountain and a large refreshing infinity edged pool and jetted whirlpool bath. Complimentary outdoor tables and lounge chairs are provided for relaxing and entertaining around the pool.

The beach in front of Luna is white powdery sand, and the crystal-clear blue-green ocean can be entered in front of the complex. The beach is furnished with lounge chairs for use only by Luna guests, and there are palm trees to relax under if you need a break from the sun.

Blessed with perennially sunny skies and a mild climate, Playa prides itself on a relaxing open-air, pedestrian lifestyle. It’s a place to recharge your batteries, find your adventurous side or spend an afternoon happily exploring the finer points of doing absolutely nothing at all! Playa provides a vibrant variety of natural and multicultural experiences any time of year. When the sun rises over the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean it all comes to life. First-rate golf, esteemed spa's, fine outdoors dining and an internationally acclaimed nightlife – the options of experiencing Playa are truly limitless.

“Playa del Carmen is the style capital of the Riviera Maya” -Travel + Leisure

“Playa del Carmen is Mexico’s most fashionable getaway” --Conde Nast Traveler

Bed Configuration: 1 King, 2 Queens; Sleeps up to 6.

Keywords: Beachfront, penthouse, infinity pool, 2 bedroom condo

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Maia Schneider (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Maia Schneider

Mike and Maia call Lake Tahoe home, but love a great beach just about anywhere. They discovered Playa del Carmen in 2006 and have never looked back.

Maia Schneider purchased this condo in 2007

Why Maia Schneider chose Playa del Carmen

Luna Encantada offers the best of Playa - right on the beach, one block from the lively Avenida and surrounded by the rich history and beautiful locales of the Mayan peninsula. They chose this development for its amenities, location, and proximity to everything that Playa has to offer.

What makes this condo unique

This beautiful condo features a private patio and rooftop terrace overlooking the pool, beach and ocean.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful condo! We enjoyed making breakfast each morning and sitting on the balcony. The beach is one of the most relaxing and long stretches of white sand we've ever seen. Thanks for sharing this special spot. Great memories for years to come!
Apr 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

Beachfront 2 BR Penthouse in Town, Pool, Rooftop Terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for 5 nights and had a fabulous vacation. The location of the property was absolutely perfect! We walked out of the property and right onto the fabulous 5th Avenue Avenida. The view from the roof top patio was spectacular. The beach was right out front with an attendant to set up chairs and umbrellas. The unit itself was clean and very comfortable. The air worked well and we were supplied fresh large water jugs whenever we ran out. Everything worked perfectly and the wireless worked flawlessly. The unit was spacious and the area was very quiet. We had a relaxing awesome time and I would definitely recommend this property. The owners always got back to me quickly with questions and helped at every turn.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments! We hope to have you back very soon. - Maia
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5

Another Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Luna Encantada H3 last year and loved it so much...we stayed for two weeks this year. The condo is spotless and has everything you could possibly need. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and separated enough that two couples have plenty of privacy. The view is spectacular as you sit on the balcony or especially the private roof top terrace and overlook the ocean and see Cozumel. We used the grill several times and enjoyed relaxing with a Margarita on the terrace. The view just never gets old! The location is perfect. You are right in the heart of Playa so you can walk everywhere...grocery stores, shops and an abundance of excellent restaurants (very safe) but when you are in the condo or on the beach, you feel miles away from the city. The condo has all of the modern conveniences, phone, internet, TV, IPod/IPhone docking station and a washer/dryer. It is a very safe and secure building and a small enough building of condos that you really feel like you are "home". The staff is exceptional, as well. We had a minor issue on day one and Jose and Alberto took care of it immediately. The staff are always friendly and making sure everything is going well. The beach is clean and you can walk for quite a ways or go into the beautiful Caribbean and cool off. The beach attendants (Angie & Santiago) are always available to get your chairs, umbrellas or to run to get you a Cerveza! Santiago is a wealth of information and he can set you up for an excursion. We took a day trip to Tulum, to swim in underground cenotes and to swim at Akumal with the sea turtles. The ferry to Cozumel is a short walk away and it is worth the trip. Santiago went out of his way to help us with an issue on our departure day and we will be forever grateful. I can't say enough about the condo and especially the staff. We have already made arrangements for our trip next year! Why go anywhere else?

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We're so glad you took advantage of all Playa has to offer, and enjoyed our home. We look forward to welcoming you again!
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Raleigh, NC
5

Perfect place in Playa

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect Playa vacation spot. The condo is beautiful and the best part for us was the huge private roof top patio, where we grilled out at nights and overlooked the lights of Cozumel. Fabulous! The location is very close to the "happening" 5th Ave , but we never heard any noise at all, yet we could walk the Ave for food, groceries, drinks, shops , etc. This is a small community with only 24 condo's and we basically had the infinity pool and beach to ourselves most of the week. That is the joy of going in the "off" season, though I don't know why anytime would be considered the "off" season in Playa. The unit overlooks the Caribbean, and once you step on the beach someone will be there to serve you food and drinks from the local restaurants. (Sandiago took care of us). Make sure you Walk 100 feet to your right for a 70 minute, $20 massage from Luddy! Then walk 50 more feet and book your parasailing or deep sea fishing trip. I can't think of a single negative thing to say. We have traveled all over Mexico and we decided this will be our favorite landing spot from now forward!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We're really glad you enjoyed yourselves and I agree - there's no bad time to be in Playa. We look forward to having you back next year!
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Kentucky USA
5

Beautiful and Great Value!

  • 5 of 5

You cannot go wrong with this condo! Everything is spotless, and there is a fabulous view from the patio and rooftop even though this unit sits furthest from the beach. On the plus side, it's closest to the elevator and street entrance. You can walk to all kinds of little shops and restaurants. Our favorites were La Famiglia, wonderful unique Italian with all homemade pasta, and Carboncito's, a little of everything and the waiters carry stacks of drinks on their heads! Both were excellent!! The public ADO bus line is a few blocks away and we used this to take a trip down to the Mayan ruins on the beach at Tulum, about 45 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. ADO is a clean, comfortable, Greyhound type bus and super cheap, round trip fare was only $8.00 USD. Maia was very responsive and helpful, particularly when we had transportation issues. We stayed at Luna for three nights, then at an all-inclusive for the next three nights a little farther north. All-in-all Luna was the way better value! The all-inclusive was lovely, with beautiful grounds and great food and drinks, but our room was essentially a hotel room, not an entire apartment like Luna. Including food, we figure that at Luna for the same number of nights, we probably spent just a little more than half than what we spent at the all-inclusive! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Marcia! And I'm excited to get new food recommendations too. ;-) We look forward to hosting you again!
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Connecticut
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, tasteful accomodations. Steps to everywhere. The staff is so pleasant and helpful. The pool large and refreshing. On the beach. Steps to avenida quinta. Paradise in Mexico. The owner a pleasure tomwork with. Worth every peso!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to your return to "perfection."
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Cleveland, OH. USA
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

From the very beginning, my experience with Maia and the entire staff at Luna Encantada was just wonderful. The location and the condo couldn't have been any better. I appreciate the information and suggestions that Maia provided. Seeing that the ferry is so close , I recommend spending a day in Cozumel. Also the short ride(used the Colectivo ,white Vans)to Akumel Lagoon was worth the half hour trip. Don't be afraid to venture off of 5th ave. to check out more of the local establishments, especially Kaxapa Factory, a wonderful place to dine. My family of four, including my children 20 and 17 loved it. Although my 20 year old son loves the all inclusive resorts where he can feed himself 24/7. We love the fact that you can have breakfast and cook something on the rooftop patio on any particular moment, plus never having to leave. The walk to WalMart is nothing, although I recommend stopping on your way in for the bulk of what you may need. The pool was nice, the beach was beautiful. Hopefully I can return sooner than later. Adios Amigos!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Brian! We would love to host your family again. Glad you made it over to Kaxapa Factory too - and especially thanks for the tip to "get off the avenida"! So much to explore in Playa and Quintana Roo. Maia
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Beach
On the beach at Playa del carmen
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Centro Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 1
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Fall 2
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Winter
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Spring/Summer
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$245
$1,715
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

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Amenities

Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , en suite Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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