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Direct Ground Floor Oceanfront - Sofa to Surf in Just 25 Steps

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

** Availability calendar is kept meticulously up to date **

This is a modern condo in a building with 20 units. This unit is on the ground floor and is directly on the beach. No stairs, no elevators, no going around a pool, no going through a gate, but DIRECTLY on the ocean. You can stand up from the sofa and take 15 steps and be in the sand. Take another 25 steps and you are in the ocean. This is a very rare opportunity to stay in a beach condo that is really on the beach. Lounging in a beach chair with music playing not from your headset, but actually from the Bose speakers in the unit. Order beach service from the waiters at the neighboring Coco Maya Restaurant/Club. Perhaps the kids are napping? You are still lounging in the sun because you are still within hearing distance of the bedrooms. Want a cold drink? You don't have to pack a cooler to take with you, just step to your refrigerator for a cold one. Whether it is for private bathroom facilities or the convenience of not having to pack a beach bag, staying this close to the ocean is a luxury not afforded by any other units in Playa.

But what about the other great things Playa del Carmen offers? The location of this condo is ideal. You are just 2 blocks off the famous Avenida Quinta and you are at the center of the action. The hottest beach nightlife in town is 2 doors away at the Blue Parrot. Starbucks coffee is just a few minutes walk (We prefer breakfast at '100% Natural' on Avenida Quinta... fresh fruit milkshakes, yogurt and granola, or a full hot breakfast is always available).

This unit is owned by a seasoned professional in the vacation rental business, so you can rest assured (literally) that your comforts and conveniences are provided for. The beds have pillow top mattresses with thick mattress pads, 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, and light down comforters. Bath amenities are of top spa-quality, and the kitchen is equipped for even a top chef.

Note - if this unit is not available, there are other units in this building that are available for rent. Contact us and we will help you with them.

EASTER WEEK, BPM FESTIVAL (first 10 days of January), and NEW YEAR's are particularly festive in Playa and specifically in the district around this condo. If you are not coming for the party during these times, it might be best to look for other dates or for some place farther out of the center of town.

Keywords: Condominium, Beachfront, Oceanfront

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About The Owner

Vacation Rentals are my business, literally. I manage over 65 luxury log homes in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina (see Watershed Cabins in Bryson City NC). The condo in Playa is my personal vacation home, but I rent it out when I'm not there. So, I did things here that most would not expect for 'just a rental': The linens and bedding are really comfortable, the decor is a touch above rental calibre, and some features (like Bose speakers and an well equipped kitchen, for instance) go way above and beyond basic rental comfort.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why The Owner chose Playa del Carmen

I had visited Playa several times before buying a condo there and fell in love with the ease of the destination and the way that this destination is a 'best all around' place. I have been fortunate enough to travel many places in the world, and Playa is the one place that has all the things I look for in a vacation destination: ease of travel there, great food, great shopping, white-sand beaches, nightlife, & diversity of people. So when on one of my trips, I happened to stumble on a condo model that was directly on the beach, I immediately knew it was something I wanted.

What makes this condo unique

You really can't speak enough of the fact that this condo is directly on the beach. You feel so integrated with the beach and ocean while there. Even staying in a beachfront resort, you sometimes feel like you have to 'pack' or 'get ready' to head out to the beach; but with this condo, I go in and out my door, listen to my music, make my own drinks, etc and I do it all from the beach (even surf the internet, as the WIFI goes a good bit outside the unit). I love to set my laptop up with my iTunes and connect to the stereo. Then I turn on the outside speakers and can play DJ right from the hammock using an app call 'Remote' -- it's awesome.


Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king bed, dedicated bath, cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , king bed, shares the hall bathroom, cable TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , sleeps 4, washer/dryer in closet
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Direct Ground Floor Oceanfront - Sofa to Surf in Just 25 Steps
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Fabulous view and stylish condo!

  • 5 of 5

First, it was a total pleasure coordinating the stay with the condo owner, Tim. He was the upmost professional and very through (and friendly!). We all loved the condo and the location was spectacular. The fans and humidifiers were great in helping to cut down on the noise from the local clubs. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great times / Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at Ocean Plaza room 3. It's a great location with amazing amenities.

If you are here to enjoy the nightlife - clubs and restaurants, you're in the perfect location. It does get a little loud at night, but perfect for us as we came to celebrate.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Was our first time to Playa and appreciated the close proximity to all the shops and restaurants. The condo was very comfortable and just as nice as advertised.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

I spent 6 days at this condo with 6 friends and it was one of the best trips because of this condo. You ABSOLUTELY CANNOT get a better location! The beach front access, is incomparable. Yes there are boats on the beach and yes there is a massage tent, that just means more access to amazing things to do in Playa del Carmen! I got two $20 massages on the beach and loved it. I saw countless people get into the fishing boats to catch fresh fish for dinner and fishermen will walk up and down the beach with their amazing catches of the day. You can still swim and tan and build sand castles, but the best thing about our beach is that it's ours and we only have to share it with the other pieces in the relatively small unit. Also, you can walk to the restaurants in the clubs/condos on either side of us and have fabulous meals. All down the beach you'll find just about anything you could ask for in night life needs from romantic dinner spots, clubs like the Blue Parrot and live music and dancing. I walked up and down the beach peaking at other places to stay next time and just decide I don't want to stay any place else.

As far as management, Tim was a breeze to work with! He sends a PDF packet in advance with all of the information you could need (transportation to and from the airport, restaurants, clubs, grocery stores, etc.). Tim called once I confirmed our stay to make sure I was the same person he'd been emailing, since my friend had used her card to pay for it, but I had been the one to initially contact him with questions. He also was just genuinely interested in what our big trip was for and wanted to make sure his condo was the best fit.

Overall, can't recommend this condo enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Trip May 2015

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Ocean Plaza. The view and the convenience to everything you couldn't have asked for better. We had 7 stay for a girls get away and everyone enjoyed it there was enough room for everyone. The condo had everything we needed. The mirror in the hallway was exceptional, it made everyone appear smaller. All the girls wanted this mirror for their home. Lol The club next store, our waiter Ulysses was awesome. Served us dinner and breakfast on our patio. The only downside of the club was the big party that went until 6am with techno music which was very loud but that was only 1 night of our stay. Everyone in Playa were very nice and taught us alot about Playa and how to speak some spanish. We visited Phantam Dive for snorkeling. Great people well worth the time and money. First time I ever got to handle a star fish. Our guides were great with our first timers that were older women. The local food during our stay was great. We had a nice birthday dinner and Alux in the cenotes. Overall everyone said they would all come back for another stay.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charleston, SC, USA

Wonderful Beach Front condo in a phenomenal location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the condo for 4 nights with some good friends and had a wonderful time! The location of the condo can't be beat...1st floor right on the beach with that gorgeous ocean view, and just around the block from excellent restaurants and shops. Nightclubs are also right around the corner, and the owner had shared information about this (along with a ton of other great info about what to expect in Playa, cultural differences, local restaurant recommendations, suggestions for tipping, etc...having never been to the area, I found this EXTREMELY helpful and my friends and I referred back to the info often during our stay), so we knew what to expect. While you could hear the base from the nightclubs, and I am a fairly light sleeper, it did not keep me from sleeping well...the blackout curtains were wonderful and the bed was super comfortable! The condo was well-supplied, cleaning service did a fantastic job, and the property management folks gave us contact info to reach them if there was anything we needed. Playa Del Carmen is a lovely town, with so many great restaurants (I hope to go back again to sample more of them) and shops. Be sure to check out a shop called Yulunga for great high-quality handmade jewelry at reasonable prices. The massage "booth" set up on the beach near the condo was a part of the daily routine: $20 for excellent one-hour massages! The waiter from one of the restaurants next door also came over so that we could order drinks and food, which we could take advantage of if we didn't feel like cooking or making our own drinks...very convenient. There are also rentals for paddle boards next door, and fishing boats you can have guide you. Great condo...spacious kitchen, dining area, living space. Great location...couple of minutes walk to restaurants/shops...we found no need for a car (if you did need transportation, the taxis were plentiful and very reasonable). Great home base to visit the ruins and cenotes that are not too far away. We had a guide pick us up one day for the trip to Tulum & Cobá and it couldn't have been easier. The information provided by the owner really was invaluable to helping us make the most of our stay, thank you! Can't wait to go back and stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cancun (CUN)
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 16 2017 - Apr 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Semana Santa 2017
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
NYE 2017/18
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 18.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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