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Speaks: english, spanish

Beachfront! 35% Off! Ocean View! Pool! 4 Big Beds! El Faro

65 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Save up to 35% off of the rates charged for other comparable properties. Please contact us for these great rates as they vary depending on the dates you want and are always competitively priced throughout the year.



This BEACHFRONT condo is in the EL FARO luxury suites and has the best location in all of Playa Del Carmen as it is located at the landmark Lighthouse site on the beach and only steps to the famous 5th Avenue where you can walk to everything nearby. With spectacular unobstructed OCEAN VIEWS our condo is one of the most sought after units as it is located in a prime spot on the second floor and is the second unit from the ocean in the desirable Reef building. This prime location allows for endless views overlooking the amazing pool, beach, ocean and even Cozumel Island off to the distance.

The condo is a GREAT VALUE in El Faro as it is the only 2 bedroom condo that has FOUR LARGE BEDS including the Sofa Sleeper. There is one King Bed in the Master Bedroom, TWO Queen Beds in the large second bedroom, and a sofa sleeper in the living room allowing great flexibility for families or groups looking for comfort for more people.

*Top Vacation Rental Winner! RATED EXCELLENT

*Numerous 5 star reviews from satisfied customers for over 5 years.

*4 Large Beds: 1 King Bed in the Master Bedroom and 2 Queen Beds in the Large Second Bedroom, Plus a Sofa Sleeper in the Living Room for 1 Adult or 2 children.

*Fully equipped luxury kitchen: refrigerator,dishwasher,stove,oven,microwave and much more.

*Housekeeping, purified water, dish soap and laundry detergent, sponges, paper towels, TP, shampoo, soap, linens and towels all provided.

*FREE WIFI internet inside Condo. Just upgraded the WiFi system with a long range signal device to provide the best signal at El Faro.

*FREE Phone in Condo with unlimited calls to USA/Canada

*FREE Bottled Water Provided

*Air conditioning. Modern style.

*Washer and Dryer in Condo and BBQ Grill on the terrace.

*Half block to 5th Avenue and shops, restaurants, Starbucks. Walk to grocery store and ferry.

1 Block from Calle Doce with restaurants and night life. You don't need a car!

*Quality mattresses, bedding, finishes and tasteful furnishings throughout.

*Amazing POOL and BEACH with complimentary beach chairs all only a few steps from the condo.

*Direct Ocean Views from the Large Terrace, Master Bedroom, Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen.

*Security on site 24/7. Large electronic Safe in the Condo and you program the code.

*Flat screen TV's, DVD players, Ipod Docking Station.

*Front Desk Check In and local management company to assist you.

*On Site Massage Available

*Our Condo has been very popular so please see the availability calendar.

*Family Friendly!

When we were looking for a vacation home in Playa Del Carmen the biggest consideration was to find the property that would make the best vacation rental and we believe we found this with the newly constructed El Faro luxury suites. El Faro is truly unique in that it has the best combination of everything people are looking for in a vacation rental. Being beach front is a great benefit and not only is it on the ocean but its central location in Playa is simply unmatched. Being located on the beach in the heart of Playa at the famous Lighthouse on 10th street is absolutely perfect. You may leave your car behind as you can walk to everything and transportation is excellent. El Faro is situated on a long stretch of the beach so it is like you are tucked away in an oasis right in the heart of all the action. The famous 5th avenue is so close that you probably won't even break a sweat on the short walk up there even on a hot day. But don't worry even if you do start to perspire the ocean is literally only a few steps away waiting to cool you off. Or if you can't make it past the hot sand to the beach you can stop and take a swim in the amazing pool. All joking aside the setting is quite spectacular and you simply won't find another property in Playa that has such a large pool and garden area that is so close to everything and is situated on such a large section of the beach.

The condo itself has one of the best locations in El Faro and has breathtaking unobstructed views of the ocean. There are direct ocean views from the master bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and large terrace. The condo is new and is tastefully decorated with a little Caribbean fun but overall it is fairly neutral and has a universal appeal. There is a full size kitchen that is completely equipped with everything that you would expect. Everything is new and high end with nice little touches down to the 300 thread count sheets, however, the condo still maintains a relaxed and comfortable feeling. You'll find all of the amenities to make you feel at home such as air conditioning, wireless internet, flat screen TV's or you can just sit outside on the terrace listening to the waves roll onto the shore and watch the people and boats go by as the quiet breeze whispers to you that this is nothing like home at all...

TIPS: You may want to click onto the 'View Calendar' icon on the right hand side of the page of our listing to check on the availability for the dates you want. You may also click onto the 'View Map' above the calendar to see the exact location of El Faro.

We hope you are able to create some great memories in Playa just as we have and we would be thrilled if you were to choose our condo to use as your home when you visit this special place.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Shawn (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

About Shawn

Hi, My name is Shawn and I am originally from California and went to school at the University of California San Diego where I first felt the mysterious draw to the ocean. I now live in Vail Colorado where I was drawn over fifteen years ago by an equal passion to the mountains and skiing. My real estate investments and skiing have kept me in Vail, however, I have never been able to shake the fondness for the ocean. Now with a place in Playa I am fortunate to be able to escape to the ocean once in awhile and live in the mountains that I enjoy the rest of the time.

Shawn purchased this condo in 2010

Why Shawn chose Playa del Carmen

I chose Playa Del Carmen as it is easy to get to and yet still allows me to experience something so much different from my life in the mountains of Vail Colorado. A four hour flight from Denver allows me to put on a T-shirt and shorts and breath in the ocean and experience the good natured people and the character of Playa.

I can only use the condo myself once in awhile so I wanted to find the property that was the most appealing for a vacation rental. Although the property is new I think it will be the most popular property in all of Playa Del Carmen because it is so unique in that it is a high end property with a central beachfront location in the heart of Playa with a large pool area and right on the ocean. I haven't seen another oceanfront property that offers so many benefits in Playa so it was a natural choice.

What makes this condo unique

It is nice to be only steps from the famous 5th avenue to walk to all of the great shops and restaurants. We have found it more relaxing to have everything so close so you are not running around the whole time while on vacation. It is also ideal to be able to walk to Walmart to stock up on groceries and bring something back to the condo to BBQ out on the terrace. We recently put a washer and dryer in the condo so this has enabled us to travel with lighter suitcases.


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Beachfront! 35% Off! Ocean View! Pool! 4 Big Beds! El Faro
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
Austin, TX

Great condo and location!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our trip to PDC. This condo is 1 block away from 5th Ave. which is loaded with souvenir shops and restaurants. Starbucks and Hagen Dazs are only 1 block away too! There are so many restaurants to choose from and the walking street (closed to cars) is at least 1 1/2 to 2 miles. You will get your exercise! Anything you forgot to pack can be found here. You can also find salesmen selling tours everywhere so you can easily find things to do while in PDC.

The condo was wonderful and had all the things you could need. It is very spacious and room for our twin 15 year olds and 11 year old to spread out and relax. The view from the condo is even better than it looks in the owner's pictures! We spent a lot of mornings on the patio.

Cleaning service every other day was helpful with sand coming in from the beaches. The owner is very organized and on top of things. We had a small problem with a dirty bed and it was taken care of immediately. There is security on site and you are given a wristband for the property. The security won't let anyone coming off the beach to use pool and showers. The pool was never crowded and we were always able to find chairs at any time of the day.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that Lori and Scott and their family found the condo so convenient and comfortable. We also enjoy being able to walk to so many shops with the 5th ave just a block away. The terrace is really a special spot and we really enjoy the ocean view and watching the beach activity from the comfort of the covered terrace. I’m glad they enjoyed the pool area so much too as it is pretty amazing having such a large pool and large green space right in town but you can feel miles away from reality. Thanks so much!
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Strong Endorsement !!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were fortunate to stay at Shawn's condo the last week of June. I can honestly state it was one of the best properties we have ever stayed at for our summer vacation. There wasn't a single thing thing that was "over-sold and under-delivered". The location is ideal, and the El Faro property is extremely clean and well-maintained.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this condo to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that Jeff and his family had such a great summer vacation at the condo and feels great to have such a Strong Endorsement! I am glad that they felt the condo was described accurately because I want our guests to feel that their expectations were met when they are relying upon my photos and description so it is wonderful to be included with the best vacation properties they have found. A lot of our business has been with repeat guests and I would welcome Jeff and his family back or their freinds and family. Thanks!
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  • 5 of 5





  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad Danny and his family had a Blast during their stay. Our guests really seem to like the location with the swimming pool overlooking the beach and ocean and just a block to the shops in town. I am glad they found the AC ice cold as I just replaced all AC units and try to maintain the condo for the comfort of our guests. We know the Wifi and phone is very important and I have installed an extender on the Wifi to help with the range. I also like to stay in touch with my guests so that they may contact the management company and myself before or during their stay. Thanks so much! Shawn
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Great condo. Perfect location on beach. Perfect location for exploring Playa del Carmen.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at this condo for two weeks in early June. The condo is ideally located in Playa del Carmen, and has a wonderful beach location. It is as described and, honestly, it exceeded our expectations. The owner was very helpful with information about the area. This Condo is very deserving of a 5 star review!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is nice to hear that Greg and his family enjoyed their two week summer vacation. It is always nice to hear that our guests find the property beach location so nice and convenient. It is even better when we find that they find everything as described and that we were able to exceed their expectations. We know there are many options to rent so we want our guests to be very happy with their choice and hope they will choose our condo for their return visit. We would love for Greg and his family to return on their next trip to Playa. Thanks! Shawn
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Beauty & the Beach on a B-Day !!!

  • 5 of 5

UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE !!!!! for Mark's B-Day and our annual vacation with the Powells.

From the very first inquiry on the property with Shawn to the easy early checkout out our last day.

ONLY one regret ...... we were only there for one week.

We own 5 properties ourselves that are all rentals on vrbo. We travel somewhere similar every year with another couple and voted this condo, resort, town and Shawn one of if not our FAVORITE.

A beautiful ocean front view from the balcony and condo that was perfect for watching the sunrise and shaded for a nice cool nap on the comfy lounge chair in the afternoon. The condo was very clean and comfortable. The beds were GREAT. Bathrooms were roomy with BIG walk in showers and a Jacuzzi tub in the master bath. We loved having the independent cooling units in every room that kept everyone in their own comfort zone. We do a lot of cooking in and the kitchen was adequately equipped for that. Wal-Mart is only a 5 block walk and a $5 taxi ride back if you needed it. The coveted 5th Ave. is only 2 blocks away with more restaurants, stores and entertainment than one could experience in a month. The ferry to Cozumel is visible and a very short walk. Scuba diving expeditions and wave runner rides could be joined on the beach right at the resorts edge. Excursions of every kind can be arranged at the front desk or multiple vendors any direction you look. All this and yet the resort setting is very peaceful, beautiful, right on the oceans edge and almost feels like your own private area. It's patrolled by security 24/7. Not because there is any danger but to provide that peaceful private setting so that your pool is yours, beach chairs and beach area are always available and you don't have the congestion of people that we saw at neighboring resorts. The security and all staff were extremely courteous and always willing to help. Like one of the other reviews said we too always wonder why people go back to the same place when the world offers so many different beautiful places... El Faro we would definitely return to and stay in this condo.

We can only hope to offer our guests the same experience Shawn and El Faro gave us. We can't wait to return !

A very sincere THANK YOU !!!!!

Mark & Linda Mellor, Leary & Lea Ann Powell

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear that Mark had a great Birthday trip at the condo with his wife and friends. We have had great feedback that the condo has worked out well for two couples traveling together. That is such a compliment to be included in some of the favorite condos from a fellow Vrbo owner and seasoned traveler. We enjoy the same things mentioned such as having a peaceful setting right on the ocean and at the same time being right in town and close to the shops and entertainment. Mark did a great job in describing the condo and what the surrounding area has to offer. That would be great to have them return again for their next annual trip for another great week or maybe even a little longer.... Thanks so much! Shawn
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stayed 3 weeks

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for 3 weeks. We absolutely loved working with the owner, the unit, the location and the staff working the property. When we had a small issue or 2 they were fixed quickly with the exception of the TV. We complained 3 times about the TV not working and they never fixed or addressed it. Other than missing the NFL playoffs I didn't care too much. The only other issue I had was with the cleaning staff. Unit was clean when we got there but the every other day cleaning was poor.


  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear that Steve and his group had an Excellent vacation and loved the condo and location and the staff at the property. I also appreciate mentioning that I was easy to work with as I do try to communicate quickly with guests and make the rental process smooth. I see that there were a couple of areas that were not addressed property during their stay and this is regrettable and I have followed up with the staff with this feedback and although we have had lots of good responses from guests regarding the attentiveness to things that come up we have seemed to miss the mark in a couple of areas during their stay and always have some areas to improve and to be more attentive. I encourage guests to contact me during their stay if they are not getting the attention they should in certain areas so I may help to expedite this and improve in an area. Thanks again for your long stay at the condo and it would be great to have a return visit. Thanks Shawn
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Lots of Restaurants and Shops within a short walk
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
5 Blocks up the Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many golfing opportunities
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Many close restaurants within a short walk
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
On the Beach. Just steps from condo.
Nearest Point of Interest
El Faro Condo Reef 202
Nearest Point of Interest
Famous 5th Avenue
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry to Cozumel
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

We are located on 1st Avenue and 10th Street which is right on the beach in a central location of Playa Del Carmen and just a half block to the famous 5th Avenue where you will find all of the shopping and restaurants just a short walk away.

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding


Rates & Availability

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 13 Thru August 26
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 26 2016
1 night minimum stay
Sept 01 thru Nov 18
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
Nov 19 Thru Dec 22
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
Jan 03 Thru Jan 13
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 14-April 21
Jan 14 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
April 22 Thru June 30
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
July 01 Thru August 31
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sept 01 thru Nov 17, 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
November 18 Thru December 22
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

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Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1075 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • The Master Bathroom has a Jacuzzi Tub with jets and a separate stand alone shower with a rain forest shower and marble slab vanity with double sinks. European fixtures, marble stone and high end finishes. The Second Bathroom has a European style glass enclosure with rain forest shower and quality fixtures and finishes. Everything is new and high end.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed in Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Two Queen Beds in Second Bedroom
  • *4 Total Beds: 1 King Bed in the Master Bedroom , 2 Queen Beds in the Large Second Bedroom and 1 sofa bed in the living room which pulls out to 59' wide x 73' Long. Having 4 large beds has given great value and flexibility for families or groups looking for comfort for more people.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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