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Gillian Steel

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

MEXICAN CHARM with CARIBBEAN FLAIR

26 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Playacar House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This delightful 3 bedroom villa has been furnished with care, and the attention to detail has created a special ambiance. The furnishings are first class and although the house is modern it has a distinct Mexican flair created by the wall colours and the artwork.

The uniqueness of this property is its location. It is one of 16 houses sitting separately from each other. This house is the corner property which backs on to the jungle and the Bird Sanctuary, This added feature has been given to us by nature. The night time is quiet, we offer 'top of the line' mattresses and excellent quality linens ensuring peaceful and relaxing sleeps.

Another wonderful thing about this villa is that it takes only 10 very pleasant minutes to walk to one of many beaches all within easy reach. It is also a short stroll to the 5th Avenue in the town, where you can find all the restuarants, shops and night life.

If you prefere a quiet evening, our patio offers private, calm and enjoyable ambiance whilst sipping on a Margarita at sunset.

An added bonus is the many tropical birds you can view at close range during the early morning and dusk.

This beautiful villa is perfect for a family, couples or singles vacations..

Keywords: Villa, House, Townhouse, Casa

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Gillian Steel (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Gillian Steel

We love to travel and enjoy all that it brings to enhance our lives. We brought all our family on a vacation in 2008 and decided that Playa Del carmen had everything we could want in a holiday resort, and decided right there that we wanted to own a house in the area. We are very social peole and find it very easy to make friends in Playa. We also enjoy quiet times to kick back with our feet up with a good book. We are thrilled with our choice of home and look forward to many fun times there.

Gillian Steel purchased this house in 2008

Why Gillian Steel chose Playa del Carmen

We chose this house for its location. It is perfectly situated.close enough to be able to walk to the beach and the town and yet it is very quiet at night with no traffic noise. It is actually only 50 mtrs. through to the golf course but is seperated by dense jungle which creates a special ambiance of being away from it all. The bird Avery is a few mtrs away and we get to watch an abundance of beautiful birds whilst sitting on the patio.

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

MEXICAN CHARM with CARIBBEAN FLAIR
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
5

Mom/daughter getaway

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough words to even get close to saying how WONDERFUL this vacation home is! We were greeted by Gilly personally, where she proceeded to give us fantastic information on places to eat,, sightseeing, and taxi info. She and her husband were so welcoming and considerate we couldn't have asked for anything more personal. The home itself is immaculate, roomy, private but still a part of the community. The walk to the beach and town is short and easy. I would got back every year if given the chance!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shorewood
5

Romantic, Family Friendly, This Place Has It All

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Playa del Carmen as a family of six, grandparents in our sixties, children in their thirties and grandchildren seven and three. Gillian's beautiful condo accommodated us all perfectly. The condo is visually stunning, three large bedrooms, one on the first floor and two on the second and three full bathrooms. The layout meant that we could be together and still have privacy when we wanted a little alone time. The kitchen had everything we needed and although we loved going out to sample the wonderful food we also enjoyed shopping at the Mega, a short cab ride away, and making our own feasts. The dining room fit us all easily and there were plenty of dishes. There was a blender so we could make frozen drinks which we then took out to the amazing patio that faces a private, bird watchers paradise. Each day we identified new birds and our grandchildren also loved watching for the coatis, small furry animals, that passed through several times a day. The pool was clean and large enough to swim in or just to lay on a tube and soak up the sun. A short walk from the condo brought us to a white sand beach that was perfect for walking, sitting or splashing in the waves. The condo came with beach chairs, umbrella and cooler - everything we could want to enjoy the spectacular view. It was also a short walk into Playa which we did frequently. Gillian was so helpful in answering all our questions before we left and Chris, the condo manager, was helpful while we were in Mexico. Playa itself was a lovely place to visit. It felt very safe, it was easy to get around both on foot and using taxis - we never felt the need for a car. The food was excellent from the cheap and tasty tacos directly across the street from the Mega grocery store to the more upscale options along 5th Avenue, a pedestrian shopping and eating area closed to vehicles for many, many blocks. We've been to a number of places in Mexico but this was our first time in Playa. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I am so happy that you had a good time, it makes renting my house such a positive experience. You are certainly most welcome to returnany time.
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5

beautiful, 3 bedroom home away from home in Playa del Carmen - short walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Gillian and John's vacation home in Playacar is a perfect getaway vacation home in Mexico.

It is located just minutes from 5th Avenue (La Quinta) which is the main pedestrian shopping and restaurant street in the heart of Playa del Carmen. This home has everything a family or a group of friends would need...a perfect BBQ, plenty of hot water for showers, a big kitchen perfect for group dinners, outdoor back private deck for outdoor dining. The TV is great and Netflix is available for those nights you want to stay in.

This home is well managed, clean, and very organized. The beds are comfortable and the showers are hot. A perfect vacation getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC
5

Beautiful Oasis in Plays Del Carmen

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The villa was an awesome "home away from home" in the perfect location. Our kids (ages 1 & 3) enjoyed the pool and we had plenty of space in the villa. We enjoyed all the awesome restaurant suggestions Gilly provided in addition to cooking up great meals at home. The furnishings and decor were very beautiful and reflected the vibrant Mexican culture. We enjoyed watching wildlife through the back sliding doors and listening to the birds. The villa had an nice open floor plan with overhead fans which made opening all the doors and windows in the day enjoyable. We it already and hope to return there soon!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 8 nights in this property and had a fantastic time. We were one couple and two families with 2 children each. Plenty of space, beautiful surroundings. Couple of minutes from the beach and from Main Street, nice swimming pool. Great vacation!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Two weeks of Heaven in Playa

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of five people that stayed at this villa. There was plenty of room for everyone and lots of jungle animal entertainment. We did cook quite a few meals and enjoyed the kitchen layout and provided pans, dishes, etc. Also was wonderful to have a washer and dryer to use. Makes packing a breeze! It was a short walk to the beach and to town. We walked to town everyday and explored many parts of town. The villa neighborhood is quite private and quiet. The pool area was clean and refreshing. We met some of the people staying in the other villas and enjoyed hearing about their adventures. Great places to eat nearby for very reasonable prices. After 25 years of staying in Cancun I think Playa Del Carmen may be our new second home. This property was fabulous and we can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
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Rates & Availability

Playacar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
BPM Festival
Jan 6 2017 - Jan 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 15 2017 - Mar 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Electricty deposit $100 US.to be given to the manager at check in. We provide 200 kwts of electicity per week. this should be suffucient for a family of 6.The meter will be read by the manager on arrival day and re read at check out. The full deposit will be returned if usage is under 200 kwts. Over use will be charged at the current rate and deducted from the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Playacar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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