About the property
- Condo1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6
Sunny, spacious floor plan with great views and a perfect location! Just a one-block stroll to the white sands of exclusive Mamitas Beach, and a stone's throw to Playa's quaint restaurants, boutiques, and nightlife on 5th Avenue. Enjoy all the amenities of the two public beach clubs at Mamitas Beach: chair/bed rentals, bars, restaurants, restrooms, spa services, volleyball and swimming pools. With 1,500 square feet indoors and another 1,100 square feet outdoors, this flat has plenty of room to spread out and relax! Travertine floors, granite countertops, Weber gas grill, and air conditioning are just the beginning of the list of luxuries you'll find here. This end unit boasts oversized balconies off of the living room and bedrooms. In true penthouse style, the incredible roof top solarium includes a splash pool, half bath, and outdoor shower. The complex also features secure and private underground parking.
This vacation home, Casa de Belleza (translated: Beautiful House) is located right off of the popular beach, Mamitas Beach, giving you great ocean views and easy access to beach volleyball, water sports rentals and beach clubs. It is also in the heart of Playa del Carmen, with access to the old town and the lively, growing new development in the northern part of the city. Adjacent to this home are beautiful mangroves and an old, retired lighthouse that keeps watch over you. The living space is extra large (for Playa), yet it's a relatively small condominium building (24 units), giving you privacy and a sense of home. The oversized upstairs terrace has been home to many all-night jam sessions under the stars with local musicians. What memories of a lifetime will you make in your home away from home?
Want to explore outside of Playa del Carmen? No matter which way you travel, there is something for everyone. Go south and visit the Mayan ruins of Tulum or Coba, see giant sea turtles and old canons snorkeling in Akumal Bay, swim in the dozens of fresh-water cenotes, zipline, cave dwell, float down a river, or see a folksy dinner show in one of three nature/water parks. Go north and play golf on a Greg Norman, Nick Price or P.B. Dye golf course, tour around the island of Isla Mujeres in a golf cart, swim with the whale sharks off the island of Holbox, or take in the night life of Cancun. Go east by ferry and enjoy world-class scuba diving and snorkeling off the island of Cozumel. Go west and enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza or visit the the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán, the colonial city of Mérida.
Jean Magnifico (property manager)
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About Jean Magnifico (property manager)
I live in Denver, Colorado when I'm not spending time in Playa or traveling. I have the good fortune to be self-employed, which allows me to work from Playa, and I do a few times a year. I now have many friends in Playa, so it also feels like home.
Jean Magnifico (property manager) purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Jean Magnifico (property manager) chose Gonzalo Guerrero
I first vacationed in Playa del Carmen in 2005. I immediately fell in love with it and returned four more times in 2006. There is something magical, even mystical about this city. That's when I decided to buy a vacation home in Playa. I've traveled all over the world, so to decide to put roots down in Playa says a lot about the town. After looking at many properties, as soon as I walked into this condo, I new I was "home". This being my first vacation home, it was almost like having my first child. I thought it was so beautiful (because it is), I named it "Casa de Belleza", which in Spanglish translates into Beautiful House. I invite you to share in my little slice of heaven, Casa de Belleza, in my beloved Playa del Carmen.
What makes this Condo unique
Casa de Belleza is located right off of the popular beach, Mamitas Beach, giving me great ocean views. It is also in the heart of Playa del Carmen, with access to the old town and the lively, growing new development in the northern part of the city. Adjacent to my condo are beautiful mangroves and an old lighthouse that keeps watch over me. The living space is extra large (for Playa), yet it's a relatively small condominium building (24 units), giving me privacy and a sense of home. Truth be known, it was probably the oversized, private penthouse terrace that sold me on this unit. I've had all-night jam sessions under the stars with local musicians on this terrace that made memories of a lifetime.
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Love the amenities and location
A nice condo in PDC but lots of construction
This was clearly one of the nicest places to stay in Playa del Carmen 5 to 7 years ago. It is a lovely penthouse apartment with all the amenities one needs for a great vacation. The unit is showing its age in several ways:
The smell from the bathroom sewer unaddressed despite several messages during our stay. we were told "It is common in PDC" . Apparently the local plumbers do not know about adequate vents? Fortunately for us the smell was not bad the first few days when the front bedroom was being used by our kids.
The hulking 5 floor building being constructed between this 3 floor condo and the beach. Apparently the zoning was changed from 3 floors to 5 recently? This unit used to have a nice beach view from the 3rd floor rooftop. Now it is buried by the monster building being constructed between it and the beach.
Be aware the pix with this unit on VRBO are deceptive. It looks like there is a green zone next to the unit. That is a eco-hotel and the street below is a construction zone.
The relentless construction noise. It does stop from 7pm to 7am or so each day.
Otherwise this is a lovely place to stay. PDC is a great town, many restaurants, bars and stores. The beach is nice,and only a short walk from the unit; just take the provided rusty beach chairs with you when you go to the beach. The "Beach clubs" that provide you a lounger and crummy food for a huge fee are a complete rip off.
I feel very sorry for the owners in this condo building. Their equity and peace has been disrupted by the apparent lack of zoning laws in Mexico. If you decide to stay here make sure the price figures in the shotcomings as well as the benefits.
I was disheartened when I read this review and a little perplexed. On the one hand, the client describes the penthouse as “lovely with all the amenities one needs for a great vacation” awarding a 4 out of 5 star rating and for that we are truly appreciative. On the other hand? Hopefully, I can set the record straight.
Customer service has played an important role in our success. I responded to a text regarding the floor drain within 30 minutes and addressed the problem that same day.
Odor emanating from floor drains occasionally happens, however, it is a rarity in this condo and complex and it is in no way related to the age of the building. I speak with authority here, not only have I managed this penthouse from the beginning, my husband and I lived in this complex for 8 years. Typically it is easily fixed by pouring water and deodorizer down the drain.
Playa del Carmen has a beautiful climate and as such windows can be opened year round. The penthouse has 4 bathrooms – 3 of the bathrooms have a window and the 1 bathroom that does not has, in fact, a ceiling vent.
This penthouse has never had a view of the beach. There has always been a mangrove between our complex and Mamitas Beach. You can see a small section of ocean as indicated in our pictures and that view has only been slightly diminished by the development behind our complex.
There is a small strip of land between our complex and the eco-hotel next door. It is a privately owned road with no thru access, bars or restaurants. It is currently being upgraded – interlocking brick, shrubbery and trees – I have seen the plans and they look lovely!
Playa del Carmen is one of the fastest growing cities in Latin America. You would be hard pressed to find a location where there is absolutely no construction. Over the years we have seen multiple developments in our neighborhood and during that time we have hosted countless guests and consistently maintained a 5 star rating.
Construction does NOT run from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM nor is construction noise “relentless”. All construction surrounding our complex will be complete in the next few months.
The beach chairs are one of many “extras” provided by the owner. An “extra” that clients love and appreciate. They are of good quality and consistently maintained. Rust is unavoidable in a salty climate!
Our nightly rates range from $200 US to $400 US. This client paid $150 US - compensation for any “shortcomings” real or imagined.
Best location, great space and tons of amazing outdoor space
We had a great time in this place; Jean was great to deal with and always attended our requests fast. The apartment itself is very well appointed and clean, big spaces, beds are great with good linens, bathrooms spacious with good quality towels, well furnish throughout. But the major pluses are the outdoor spaces and the location (right in Mamita’s village) a block from the beach and many restaurants! Was so nice to wake up and sit in the large balcony and enjoy the view and warm weather or arrive in the afternoon and relax in the rooftop area or the splash pool.
I can’t wait to be back!
Love this condo!
Thank you so much for sharing your condo with us. Our family of six spent the week before Christmas enjoying the Playa del Carmen area and had a fabulous time. Upon opening the door of this condo, it was immediatedly noted that they had set up a small Christmas tree for us. We knew that right there, they were vested in that we have a fabulous stay by this small gesture.
The condo is large and spacious. Two bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathroom inside. Full kitchen with "EVERYTHING" you will need. Very clean and modern feel. Your family will enjoy every aspect of the vacation rental. Lots of towels and linens, I think we were the first to use the new beach towels that were provided.
The outside living area is just as spacious. On the main floor is a large patio area with lots of furniture and a BBQ. The thing that we like the best about this patio area, is at the end of the day, after being in the sun this patio faces away from the afternoon sun. Making it enjoyable for hours without feeling the heat. The upstairs patio area has its own bathroom, entertaining area and a tub. So if you want the sun for tanning and etc. This is your spot.
The beach is a short 5 minute walk. Even a small convenience store along the way to pick up those cold beverages. Our family is very adventurous, everyday we ventured to new beaches, ruins, cenotes, excursions and etc. Staying down in Play del Carmen puts you so much closer to these adventures than staying in Cancun. Check this condo out!! You will not be disappointed and if you need any help they are also very accommodating to your needs. Enjoy your time at this rental.
Above and beyond what we imagined!
This condo is seriously amazing. We felt right at home and were really sad when it was time to leave. The pictures don't even do it justice. Its big bright and open very modern and clean. Rooms are large and the deck space is amazing specially the upper deck with Bbq area. Private parking underground was awesome. We felt very secure inside the building at all times. The location is amazing. 1 block away from 5th ave and 1 block to Mamitas Beach. Couldn't ask for anything better. Thank you Jean for having this place available and thank you Sergio for your kind help.
Thank you Shaun for taking the time to write a review of your stay in our penthouse in Playa del Carmen. Your kind words, positive comments and detailed feedback is greatly appreciated!
Life of luxury
We were four adults who rented this fabulous condo Dec. 1 to 7, 2015. We all thought it was among the very best vacation rentals: extra clean, spacious, fully furnished, in a great location and managed by a very helpful and pleasant lady. Even if the jacuzzi was out of order, we would highly recommend this property.
Mamitas Village, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Other Activities: boating, parasailing and shopping
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$1400-$2800/wk US Dollars Taxes and fees included. A $500 deposit is required.; VI, MC, Paypal Dates Available: Year Round