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Anna Carmine, Matt Leli, and Laura Leli Carmine

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Porto Playa 100 Steps from Beach/5th Avenue in Premier Zone

20 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Corner of First Ave and Calle 16. 100 steps from the beach and offers complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas at Indigo Beach Club, located at El Taj Ocean 1 block away.

Porto Playa is a boutique condo hotel with 21 condos with numerous amenities including daily maid service, complimentary use of The Gym, (located in Porto Playa), concierge service, spa and more. Porto Playa has one of the best pools in Playa del Carmen: an upper and lower 70 foot long pool with waterfalls from the upper pool to the lower pool.

Unit 216 is the largest 2 bedroom on the more desirable second floor with large, private balcony with tables and chairs for your enjoyment. Have coffee in the morning on the balcony overlooking the pools. Great Gulf Breeze and a glimpse of the Gulf Waters. Flat screen Televisions in living room and both bedrooms, IPod Stereo system in living room. Large bathrooms have glassed in showers for two. Marble floors and counter tops.

Master bedroom has pillow-top, king-sized bed, and french doors that open to a private balcony. 2nd bedroom can be set up as twin beds or pillow-top, king sized bed.

Porto Playa has 1 and 2 bedroom condo's as well as 2 and 3 bedroom penthouse units. Penthouses also have a private rooftop with jacuzzi, gas grill and lounge furniture.

All units have large private balconies off kitchen and living room. Some also have private balconies off master bedroom.

I own a couple of units in Playa and I am authorized to rent any of the units in Porto Playa, El Taj Ocean, El Taj Beach, Maya Villa, and Villas Sacbe, all in the Premier Zone of Playa del Carmen, within 1 block of each other

Porto Playa is steps from 5th Ave, and steps from the beach in the Premier Zone.

I extend any owners discounts that might be available, please email me.

Our promises to you:

1. We respond to all emails within hours.

2. We want you to have the right property for your needs and desires even if it means renting you another unit (not ours) in any of our 5 properties: Porto Playa, El Taj Ocean, El Taj Beach, Maya Villa or Villas Sacbe, or someone else’s property

3. We will be honest with you on any and all questions you may have.

4. We are committed to getting you the best rate we possibly can and can match the Property Management’s rate on all units in all 5 properties.

Our goal is for you to have a fabulous experience and come back again.

Laura Leli Carmine

Keywords: Boutique,luxury condo in the Premier zone of Playa del Carmen. Property has 21 units: 1, and 2 bedroom units, 2 and 3 bedroom penthouse units are also available. Penthouse also has private rooftop with jacuzzi, gas grill, and lounge furniture. Great units and pools.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Anna Carmine, Matt Leli, and Laura Leli Carmine (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Anna Carmine, Matt Leli, and Laura Leli Carmine

My husband, Terry, and I have been going to Playa del Carmen since 1993. We've been to beaches all over the world (Australia, France, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, etc) and Playa is my favorite beach (I am a beach girl).

We fell in love early with Porto Playa Condo/Hotel because of the great design, beautiful landscaping, fabulous pools, and overall charm. It is the single best location in Playa.

Since I started renting units three years ago I have made hundreds of reservations for guests like myself, and I love doing it. I believe in giving you what you want and live My PromisOur promises to you:

1. We respond to all emails within hours.

2. We want you to have the right property for your needs and desires even if it means renting you another unit (not ours) in any of our 5 properties: Porto Playa, El Taj Ocean, El Taj Beach, Maya Villa or Villas Sacbe, or someone else’s property

3. We will be honest with you on any and all questions you may have.

4. We are committed to getting you the best rate we possibly can and can match the Property Management’s rate on all units in all 5 properties.

Our goal is for you to have a fabulous experience and come back again.

es to you:

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Playa and Porto Playa are paradise. Come join the party! The address of Porto Playa is 1st Ave. and Calle 16.

Please visit my website and blog (VRBO won't let me list them here, so you'll have to go to that part of the listing to link over.

Thanks

Laura Leli Carmine

Anna Carmine, Matt Leli, and Laura Leli Carmine purchased this condo in 2006

Why Anna Carmine, Matt Leli, and Laura Leli Carmine chose Playa del Carmen

The beaches in Playa are white, soft sand, no rocks and the water is crystal clear. They are very clean beaches and you can see Cozumel on the horizon. You can walk for miles. Playa has a law that no building near the beach can be taller than 4 stories, so you'll not see any tall buildings which is part of Playa's charm. We love the international flavor of Playa. At any time you'll hear Italian, Portugese, German, English, and, of course, Spanish. It is European in architecture and lifestyle.

You can walk north on the beach for at least 10 miles (that's as far as we've ever walked). The water is crystal clear, about 78 degrees. There are numerous restaurants right on the beach and lots of places to get chairs, drinks, etc. You can walk south for about 1 mile, but after that, there is not as much beach and the water goes all the way to the buildings. That's where a number of all-inclusives are, so there's not as much to see anyway.

On the beach you can do boogie boards, parasailing, wave runners, etc. Snorkeling and deep sea diving and fishing are very popular. If you want to go snorkeling, I'd take the ferry to Cozumel (rated one of the 7 best in the world) and go snorkeling there. You can also take a tour bus or rent a car once in Playa and go south to ancient mayan ruins or a water park that has snorkeling, tubing in an underground river, and swimming with the dolphins. My son and his girlfriend went zip lining in the area and raved about it. We have noodles in the condo for your use in the Gulf and/or the pool.

You don't need a car in Playa You only need a car if you want to go off-site for something. Even zip-lining comes and picks you up.

Fifth Avenue is about 2 miles long, is pedestrian only, and has open air restaurants and shopping. You can walk up and down and find a place you want to eat dinner or go shopping.

What makes this condo unique

No other property in Playa del Carmen has the ammenities, the perfect location, the attentive staff or the stunning architecture of Porto Playa and our sister properties: El Taj Ocean, El Taj Beach, Maya Villa and Villas Sacbe

Our condo's have high ceilings, zoned air conditioning, ceiling fans in every room, full-sized appliances and large kitchens stocked with cookware, blender, toaster, coffee maker - everything you'd want to make you feel like it's yours and not a hotel room.. We have noodles in the condo for your use in the Gulf and/or the pool.

Couple of tips:

You don't need a car in Playa You only need a car if you want to go off-site for something. Even zip-lining comes and picks you up.

Fifth Avenue is about 2 miles long, is pedestrian only, and has open air restaurants and shopping. You can walk up and down and find a place you want to eat dinner or go shopping.

Playa is very European - half the tourists are American, the other half are a mix from all over the world: South America, Asia and Europe. It's fun to walk 5th or be eating a meal and hearing all the different accents.

You can walk to Wal-Mart or Mega from our condo-(6 blocks). I know how that might sound, but they are great stores with fresh food. We typically walk over there the first day (in the morning before it gets too hot), and buy fresh fruit, wine and snacks. We then have breakfast on our balcony. Before dinner we open up a bottle of wine and have drinks and snacks on the balcony.

We've done all-inclusives and liked them, but prefer Porto Playa. Everything is in such close proximity that it's similar to an all-inclusve, but with much more variety.

Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

Porto Playa 100 Steps from Beach/5th Avenue in Premier Zone
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location for a relaxing getaway in Mexico. The location is fantastic. The beach, restaurants, and shops are all within a few blocks walking distance. My family stayed in the corner penthouse suite. It was a great fit for three couples. We each had our own spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. The rooftop "Crow's Nest" was a sanctuary complete with a grill, hot tub, and shaded seating area with great views. I also appreciated that the unit was extremely quiet and squeaky clean thanks to Esmerelda, the housekeeper. I hope we can make this an annual trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Porto Playa in two years. Our vacation was perfect. The front desk staff was great, always available. The housekeeper, Esmerelda, did a fantastic job keeping our unit orderly and making the stress of dirty dishes, etc an afterthought. The pool at the property has two levels and is very relaxing.

Porto Playa has a great location being one block away from both the sandy beach and the famous Fifth Avenue that houses gourmet restaurants, great shopping and nightlife.

We used the free beach chairs at El Taj (a related condo-hotels property) each day and took advantage of the $20, 70-minute massages (ask for Maria!) steps down the beach.

Overall, we had a great vacation and can't wait to do it all over again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hernando Fl
5

Awesome Place to stay !!!!!!!!!!! The best in Playa!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Returned again to stay at Porto Playa....never disappointed!!!! The property is beautiful, filled with lush tropical palms and flowering plants. The pool feels so refreshing during the day and the water cascading down the wall lulls you to sleep at night. The condo is spotless and the beds very comfortable. The staff is extremely helpful..whether to help you with directions or assisting you in your return flight info. Porto Playa is perfectly located, a block to the beach or a block to 5th Avenue !!!! Always something to do . The restaurant Plank had the best brunch, complete with a seafood tower that was to die for! We also enjoyed the service at the Indigo Beach Club: great food and a great beach. The restaurants on 5th are better then the ones at home and less expensive. Can't wait to return again. I would highly recommend Porto Playa to anyone traveling to Playa Del Carmen !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California
5

Great choice for amenities, service, location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night and had no problems finding the condo or getting situated. Office staff was very helpful, unit was clean and nicely decorated. We loved the pool (we always had it to ourselves), Plank restaurant (office gave free brunch coupon and free drink coupons), secure underground parking. The Gym is an excellent facility. Indigo Beach Club is also a nice resource that's included and close, though the beach is not as nice as Tulum or hotel zone, as there are many wooden boats docked there with rope ties in the water. Proximity to 5th Avenue, pharmacies and medical care, restaurants, Mega and Walmart are all outstanding. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this condo again if I go back to Playa del Carmen.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mokena Illinois USA
5

Best girl getaway ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip included 5 women all seeking a stress-free vacation. The amenities at Porta Playa exceeded our expectations! We were centrally located, a 2 minute walk to the beautiful beach, the fabulous restaurants and the shopping along 5th Avenue. Our condo was immaculate, well supplied and had a beautiful view of the pools and the courtyard lush with foliage. We walked each night to fabulous restaurants where our meals surpassed many here at home. There was always friendly staff available to answer our questions and they were very attentive to our needs. The entire trip was fabulous and we are already planning our next trip to Porta Playa, before this "best kept secret" is discovered. It was truly a trip of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Porto Playa is great for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to Playa del Carmen in March and stayed at this unit. First of all, I cannot write this review without first touching on how amazing Playa del Carmen is. It is the perfect vacation for everyone. It has so much to offer - beautiful beaches, adventures to ruins and jungle ziplines, wonderful shops, delicious restaurants and easy access to one of the top rated snorkeling sites in the world in Cozemel!! And Porto Playa is in the middle of it all. The location is ideal - a five minute walk gets you to the beach, the clubs, the food and shops, but also provides enough distance for a peaceful retreat when returning to your condo. The staff is unbelievably attentive and the grounds are pristine. This unit is on the second floor and has a beautiful view of the pool and is the right height to be surrounded by the wonderfully landscaped courtyard. The cool breeze the balcony gets provides a perfect spot for enjoying coffee in the morning and cocktails at night! We have nothing but great things to say about Porto Playa and are already planning our return trip with some friends!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cancun International
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
To/From Cozumel
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

Here are some of the 'Things to do' In the area. For a better list, as well as Restaurant Tips and a blog, please visit my website (sorry, VRBO won't let me list the website here.

Golf, Swim with Dolphins, Cultural tours to Mayan Ruins, Tulum, Chichen Itza, Xcaret, snorkeling (area is in the top 5 snorkeling spots in the world), scuba-diving, ferry to Cozumel, swim with whale sharks, cooking classes, wine tasting, swimming, walking the beach for miles, zip lining, horseback riding (jungle or on the beach), ceynotes (underground rivers), ATV's, sailing, catamaran sailing, wind-surfing, jet skis, and more!

Please visit my website to see more activities.

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Rates & Availability

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,163
 
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$216
$1,330
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
$900
 
 
November
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,030
 
 
Holiday November
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$240
$1,543
 
 
November
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
 
 
Holiday December
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
$645
$4,500
 
 
January
Jan 5 2017 - Jan 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$340
$2,093
 
 
January
Jan 16 2017 - Jan 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$275
$1,778
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

We offer 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units as well as penthouse units (Penthouses include a private rooftop with jacuzzi, grill, and lounge furniture. We are certified Excellent and have been recommended in the NY Times, Best Hotels US News & World Report, and recommended in USA Today, Destination Weddings and others.

We accept credit cards; American Express, Visa, Master Card, Discover Card and Paypal. Booking a reservation with a check in date more than 60 days prior to the date, a payment of 50% will be required to confirm the reservation. The remaining balance will be automatically collected 31 days prior to the check in date. Reservations booked with a check in date less than 30 days will be paid in full.

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Amenities

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , his and her sinks, glass shower for 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , glass shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    2nd bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , king or 2 twins - your choice
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Heavenly bed in master bedroom. 2nd bedroom can be a king or twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Complimentary beach chairs at Indigo Beach Club and complimentary use of The Gym, located on site. Porto Playa is located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, in the Premier Zone of Playa. Porto Playa is 1 block from the beach, 1 block from 5th Ave., 2.5 blocks from clubs. The second floor units of Porto Playa overlook 2 pools, 2 Jacuzzis and garden sanctuary. Daily maid service. Concierge on staff. Daily exercise classes (Yoga, Tai Chi, etc) on the beach. We will stock your kitchen for you before you arrive - just give us your shopping list. We are happy to help you with spa services, transportation or anything else you need. Our unit is 216, the largest 2 bedroom with the best views, but we are authorized to rent any of the 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units, including penthouse units. Master bedroom has king-sized, pillow-top bed. 2nd Bedroom can be twin beds or king-sized, pillow-top. Our promises to you: 1. We respond to all emails within hours. 2. We want you to have the right

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