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Fabulous location-Rooftop Pool! Just discounted for low season!

Centro, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
  • Condo950 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 4 nights

Las Palmas is located between 5th Avenue and 10th. Short walk to the beach!

We own two units in Las Palmas. Since our one bedroom unit is continually booked we have decided to rent Palma Xiat as a one bedroom unit also with an added bonus - bedroom two may be used to store all your purchases! Palma Xiat is a great unit. Located in Las Palmas in the area known as Little Italy or the "new" playa! (north of Constituyentes and 3 blocks from Mamitas and Kool club. The condominium sleeps 2 people as a one bedroom unit. The main bedroom has a queen bed. The unit may be rented as a one bedroom unit for couples.

Wireless Internet is available in the condo and the caretaker will provide the pass code upon arrival. There are three balconies. The lovely rooftop pool, Jacuzzi and solarium is a great place to get away or meet new people. The complex is small (13 units)and there is an on site caretaker for security, and the property is accessible to tenants only. There is a safe in the room. Cleaning service is provided three times a week. We use our condo frequently so it is well equipped for our guests. We hope it will become your 'home away from home' as it is for many of our return guests!

At this time we own two units in Las Palmas - If Palma Xiat is booked please check list number 128161 on HomeAway! It is a one bedroom unit located on the second floor! Thank you!


Peggy Hammeken

Member Since 2003
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 23, 2018
About Peggy Hammeken

Living in Minnesota, many of our favorite memories are taking vacations with our daughters! After traveling thoughout Mexico looking for a 'home away from home' we decided on Playa del Carmen! The beautiful caribbean, the friendly people and it's super location was perfect for us! Now with four grandchildren we hope to enjoy many more vacations with the grandkids as they grow.

Peggy Hammeken purchased this Condo in 2000

Why Peggy Hammeken chose Gonzalo Guerrero

The central location was also perfect for day trips along the Mayan Riviera! The condo is centrally located so there is no need for a car! The expansive beaches are great for walking and water sports! The town, with its shops and boutiques, street artists and music, boasts ethnic cuisine from many different parts of the world! It is a great area with activities for the young and old!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, single
      • Palma Xiat is a large 2 bedroom unit. The main bedroom has a queen bed with balcony. The second bedroom has 2 single beds and balcony. The sofa in the living room can accommodate a fifth family member. Crib available on request


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Full 1
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            1/2 block off of the famous 5th
          • Near The Ocean
          • Town
          • Water View
            Rooftop views


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Fully equipped with linens, towels and beach towels. Hotel Cleaning service 3X per week.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        central air plus ceiling fans
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Living Room
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking Off Street
                        secure parking on premise (please inquire)
                      • Safe
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Caretaker will provide passcode. Guests must bring their own computer


                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Kitchen is fully equipped with service for 8, pots and pans, microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator, electric juicer, toaster, blender, bottled water and more!
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                            The kitchen is fully equipped so you may dine in. There is also bottled water.
                          • Blender
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library
                                    kids videos available


                                      • Balcony
                                        (3) The unit has three balconies, one off of each bedroom and one off of the living room.
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        The complex has a rooftop patio with grilling area and tables for dining and enjoying the view!
                                      • Golf
                                        In PlayaCar
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        2 blocks away
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                The rooftop pool is shared by guests. There is a pool, jacuzzi, solarium for relaxing, a rooftop grill and tables for dining.
                                              • Jacuzzi
                                              • Outdoor Pool

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Housekeeper
                                                  • Staff


                                                      • playground
                                                      • botanical garden
                                                      • churches
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • caves
                                                      • reefs
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • theme parks
                                                      • water parks

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • photography
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • gambling casinos
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Las Palmas is a small secure complex! Las Palmas is one of the few complexes that boasts a rooftop pool, solarium and grilling area for sun and relaxation! It is in a great location - no need for a car! Maid service is provided 3 times per week, beach coupons for Mamitas Beach Club, and we have a live in care caretaker for security. Secure parking, crib, cot can be accommodated - please let us know!

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        4 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Great Condo in Playa

                                                                        Sara B.

                                                                        We spent two weeks in Peggy and Roberto's two bedroom apartment and enjoyed every minute, as did our friends from Puebla, MX who joined us for a few days. The location of the condo is excellent - far enough off 5th Avenue to avoid most of the noise, but close to everything, and on the nicer end of 5th Avenue. The apartment was clean and comfortable, the building is secure and well maintained, and Jose the building manager was very helpful. The second day some of our lights went off and he came right up to fix the problem, which required some rewiring. Peggy was also prompt in responding to questions I had prior to and during our stay I especially appreciated the document Peggy e-mailed us with information about the condo as well as other useful topics including options for travel between the condo and the airport, where to shop for food, how to tip, etc. etc. Also take advantage of the notebook with comments from previous tenants (including us) regarding good restaurants, beach clubs and excursions. We found it a big help. Please do realize that Playa can get noisy at night especially during festivals (we arrived during their techno music festival) and even the apartment's high quality windows could not keep out all the noise. Be aware that the Mamita's beach club pass mentioned in a previous review is no longer available. FYI: I was very happy I followed Peggy's recommendation to pack light. Between Playa's relaxed dress code and the excellent and inexpensive laundry service located just two doors from Las Palmas there is no need to burden yourself with lots of luggage. Just bring sunscreen!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thanks so much for the great review Sara! I am happy you had a great time and were also able to go on a few tours! the staff in the complex is great and i will let Jose know he received a nice compliment! Welcome back and perhaps one of these days we will meet in Playa!!! (Definitle not durring the techno fest week!!!

                                                                        Kindest regards,

                                                                        Peggy and Roberto

                                                                        Excellent choice for me...

                                                                        Stephen L.

                                                                        I had stayed in this building in 2010 and I wanted stay here again. The unit I wanted was booked, so that unit's owner referred me to this owner, who has two units in the building (a 1 bedroom and a 2 bedroom). First, let me note that the amenity information and photos on this website for this property are accurate.

                                                                        The bottom line is that the property is 1 block off of 5th Avenue, and off of the cruise tourist path. It is quiet. There are plenty of good restaurants, bars, and nightlife nearby. One supermarket (I don't recall the name) is within walking distance and there is a Super Walmart just beyond walking distance.

                                                                        This time around, I also used the laundromat. That worked well as I only had to pack 1/2 of the clothes that I normally would take.

                                                                        I really do not have any negative to write about the property. There were a couple of issues, of which I contacted the owner about, and those issues were taken care of almost immediately. The only suggestion that I have is that the unit has a DVD player, but no DVDs for a rainy day. (Remember that Netflix, etc. does not work in Mexico.)

                                                                        The owner only handles payments by PayPal. That is good. And once payment is received, the owner sends a really good information packet.

                                                                        The owner has a website that can be found by searching Las Palmas.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thanks for the nice review! Thanks for letting me know about the DVDs. I will bring some down the next time. I thought I had DVDs there! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! We would love to have you back!

                                                                        Excellent Vacation Spot

                                                                        We recently returned from spending a wonderful week at Palma Xiat. All of the information we received from the owners prior to our arrival was so helpful in making the most of our visit to Playa del Carmen. Housekeeping came in every other day with fresh sheets and towels, etc., making us feel like we were in a hotel. We had all of the comforts of home plus everything you needed for a great vacation. The Mamita's beach club passes were an added bonus. The on-site manager was available anytime you needed something. We hadn't planned on eating in during our vacation, but we absolutely loved the rooftop pool, grill and sundeck. It was so peaceful with views all the way to Cozumel! We grilled steak from the local meat market and had everything we needed to prepare a terrific dinner. It was the highlight of our vacation so we ate in several times. The rooftop pool was peaceful and relaxing. The condo was close to the beach and shopping. We discovered that futher down 5th toward the Ferry Pier was a little more action. Fun to watch at night but good to be a few blocks away. The fresh squeezed orange juice from the carts in the morning was excellent. The condo had a book with recomendations and experiences from past guests on restaurants, excursions, etc. that was very helpful. We are looking forward to our next visit to Playa del Carmen and would definitely stay at Palma Xiat again.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thanks Tammy and Ed! It was great meeting both of you!

                                                                        Clean, Comfortable, Great Location

                                                                        My girlfriend and I stayed here for 2 weeks in November, 2010. The condo is exactly as described with all the amenities you will need. The location is perfect, 1 block from the main drag of 5th Avenue where all the bars, shops, and restaurants are located, and 3 blocks from the beach.

                                                                        The condo comes with coupons for Mamita's Beach Club, where you can trade them for either an umbrella or a chaise chair. Considering we rolled out usually pretty late to the beach sometimes there were no chairs available, so just bring the towels provided at the condo and plant yourself anywhere on the beach. Or just walk up to the rooftop pool, and hang out there. You will most likely have it to yourself.

                                                                        As for nightlife, there seems to be plenty of it. The big party is down by 1st Ave and Calle 12. The crowd is a bit younger but definitely something to check out, and the music seems to be more dance and techno. If that is not your style, just plant yourself in any one of the hundreds of bars along 5th Ave. get yourself some happy hour drinks (usually until 6PM) and people watch. For sport lovers check out Tequila Barrel showing sports on tons of big screen TVs (and ladies get a free shot for dancing on the bar :-)).

                                                                        There is a big variety of restaurants, however there seems to be a fair amount of turnover and some restaurants that we found on the web and wanted to check out were closed. Here is a list of some we liked:

                                                                        La Fragata

                                                                        Calle 26 between 1st & 5th Avenue

                                                                        Right down the street from the condo, great breakfast and lunch,

                                                                        Las Cazuelas

                                                                        Calle 26th btw.5th Ave, and 10th Ave.

                                                                        This was one of our favorite places, and it is right next to the condo. Excellent Spanish food, tapas, etc, served in a family atmosphere, at great prices. Each day they also have Comida Corrida, a set menu with three courses and drink for 75 pesos.

                                                                        Babe's Noodle & Bar

                                                                        Calle 10, btw 5th Ave. and 10th Ave.

                                                                        also at 5th Ave, btw Calle 28 and Calle 30.

                                                                        Thai inspired excellent food, very reasonable prices

                                                                        Maktub Cafe

                                                                        5th Avenue between Calles 28 and 30

                                                                        Excellent middle-eastern food.

                                                                        El Asador de Manolo

                                                                        The corner of 5th Avenue and Calle 32

                                                                        This Argentinian grill serves up a myriad of grilled meats.

                                                                        Taco Chido

                                                                        10nth Ave. btw Calle 8 and Calle 10

                                                                        Authentic cheap tacos

                                                                        La Kalaka: Italian

                                                                        Calle 4 btw 15nth and 20nth Ave

                                                                        Excellent Italian, romantic setting, off the beaten path.


                                                                        Calle 4, btw 5th and 10nth Ave

                                                                        Authentic Mexican fair.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thanks for writing such an informational post George - we appreciate it!



                                                                        Centro, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

                                                                        Las Palmas, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico -- Las Palmas is centrally located. Stroll the Famous 5th Avenue filled with shops, boutiques and international restaurants, pubs and more. Spend the day at the beach! The ocean is a short walk where you can enjoy water activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling and diving tours. Located 1/2 block off of 5th avenue, you can stroll, people watch, listen to mariachis, watch the street artists perform, sample food from many international restaurants, and shop in the unique shops. The condo is within walking distance to the ferry for a day trip to world-class diving destination of Cozumel, the bus station (from where you can travel to Mayan temples, the Biosphere Preserve, Xcaret, Tulum), and centrally located to shopping and more! Other Activities: shopping, boating, parasailing, great dining!

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        From $685.00 Palma Xiat can be rented as a one or two bedroom unit. One bedroom rate is for 2 people only. The second bedroom is locked if rented as a one bedroom unit. Rate includes all taxes, cleaning service 3X per week and internet service. Taxes included in rates Dates Available: Year Round

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                                                                        Property # 293385