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Shawn

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish

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

72 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Gonzalo Guerrero 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.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO LINK TAB OF OUR CONDO WHICH IS ABOVE THE MAIN PHOTO TO THE LEFT.

OUR CONDO HAS FOUR LARGE BEDS INCLUDING ONE KING BED, TWO QUEEN BEDS AND A SOFA SLEEPER AND IS PRICED BELOW MOST TWO BEDROOMS!

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Shawn (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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.

Reviews

5
based on 72 traveler reviews

Beachfront! 35% Off! Ocean View! Pool! 4 Big Beds! El Faro
average rating of 5.0 based on 72 reviews
5

Very clean, well equipped, spacious & excellent location. Apartment buildings were very well managed

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 including 3 young adult children thoroughly enjoyed the apartment. It was spacious, well equipped and location was excellent. A stones throw from the beach overlooking the pool. Convenient to keep nipping back from the pool as only one flight of stairs. The balcony was lovely to sit on and watch the sea and well equipped with furniture.

Apartment blocks were very well managed with 24hr security and well maintained.

Very near to fifth avenue and all night life so enjoyed the best of both worlds.

The owners are very helpful and quick to give us any information we asked for.

Jane & Russell

Enjoyed an unforgettable day at xplor

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to hear that the condo worked out so well for Jane and Russell and their family. We also like the location being right in town and still having the large grounds and pool that is so inviting. We try with the great assisyance of the staff at the management company to make our guests comfortable during their vacations and I make an effort to communicate quickly. Thanks so much for your rental and look forward to the next time your family makes it to Playa. Thanks!
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5

PERFECT choice for a Playa getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

I had been to Playa once before in 2004, and stayed centrally located on 5th Avenue. I regretted that decision at night when I wanted to sleep and not necessarily party until 4am.

This condo at El Faro is the pefect blend of convenience and still being able to get a good night's sleep. With the full kitchen you can easily keep costs down by cooking some meals, or even just morning coffee and breakfast.

The condo is exactly how described and the view is AMAZING!!!!

The owners were always in touch with me within an hour before and during my vacation if I had any questions or needs.

I HIGHLY recommend renting this condo for your vacation in Playa.... I would not hesitate to rent any of the owner's properties.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that Kristin found the condo so "perfect" for her return visit to Playa. We agree that the location is pretty ideal where it has a nice mix of being right in town close to everything and away from some of the louder areas of town. It also works out well as she mentioned for guests to be able to do several of their meals in the condo and enjoy their breakfast and coffee on the terrace enjoying the amazing view. Thanks so much for your rental and it would be great to have you stay on your next return visit!
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5

Excelent condo

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at playa de location of the condo its perfect¡ inside the condo everything was very clean, and really confortable, thanks Shawn for everything¡

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear that Anaid had an amazing time during her trip to Playa. It is nice to hear that she found the condo perfect inside and out as we rally try to keep the condo in good shape and provide the things we think our gets will like. Thanks so much!
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5

Excellent Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 plus two friends of our teenage daughters (15 & 14) rented this condo for one week. Everything from my first communication with Shawn to our farewell was perfect. The condo is spacious and clean and has everything you need. With the convenience of the grocery store nearby we ate breakfast at the condo almost every morning. It was the perfect vacation - we relaxed on the beach just steps away from the condo, took a dip in the pool and then strolled down the avenue for fun. I would come back to Playa del Carmen and I would definitely rent this condo again. Thank you Shawn for the use of your beautiful condo, the recommendations for transportation, and a memory that will last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear that the condo worked out so well for Diane and everyone. It sounds like a fun trip to have the energy of all the teens traveling abroad. The condo has worked well for various groups with family and friends. I am glad they took advantage of the convenience of getting groceries and making some of their meals. Having the beach and pool and central location is a big plus for our guests. Thanks for the rental and I would welcome you back and it was great to hear your enthusiasm for your memorable trip. Thanks, Shawn Our family of 4 plus two friends of our teenage daughters (15 & 14) rented this condo for one week. Everything from my first communication with Shawn to our farewell was perfect. The condo is spacious and clean and has everything you need. With the convenience of the grocery store nearby we ate breakfast at the condo almost every morning. It was the perfect vacation - we relaxed on the beach just steps away from the condo, took a dip in the pool and then strolled down the avenue for fun. I would come back to Playa del Carmen and I would definitely rent this condo again. Thank you Shawn for the use of your beautiful condo, the recommendations for transportation, and a memory that will last a lifetime.
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5

Great condo in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our two daughters stayed here for a week. The condo is very nice and comfortable. The bed in the master bedroom was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on outside of my own. The condo has a fabulous balcony overlooking the pool and beach. Shawn the owner is very responsive. I had sent him an email from Mexico because we had a question about the stove and 5 minutes later the phone in the condo was ringing. It was Shawn. We worked out the issue with the stove and I mentioned that the toaster was broken. Within a couple hours there was a new toaster in the condo. The staff at the condo is very helpful. I had thought that the cleaning service, which is very other day, would be very minimal but it was much more full service then I expected....much closer to what you would have in a hotel. The condo is also very close to the restaurants and shops in Playa del Carmen. Very centrally located. We also used the van service suggested by Shawn for airport pick up and drop off and this all went very smoothly. I really cannot think of anything negative to say about this listing. If you are booking this condo you have nothing to worry about.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great that the condo worked out so well for Scott and his family. We try to have quality furniture and items in the condo for our guests to enjoy. I was glad to hear the beds were found to be so comfortable as you want to be comfortable when away from home for a week and this is one of our top priorities. I also like to be available for my guests and when something needs attention we try to address things quickly and my guests can contact the management company and I also like to encourage them to contact me directly so that I may follow up directly. The location of the condo is very centrally located and right on the ocean which our guests always enjoy. Thanks so much for you and your family choosing our condo.
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5

Great Location, Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo for one week, and with another couple. It was perfect for two couples, but would also work well for a family. The condo was nicely appointed, and it had amazing views of the ocean and pool outside. We made a lot of meals in our condo, and the kitchen was sufficiently stocked with supplies.

Walmart is just 5 blocks up the road, which makes it easy to get groceries and drinks. The best part about this condo is the location. You are literally one block from the best part of 5th Avenue. Also, the pool is amazing! We are beach people, but we really loved this pool. We swam in it every day.

I wouldn't change anything about this condo, and I hope to come back someday! Shawn is easy to work with, too. That makes everything easier.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that the condo worked out well for Holly and her travel companions. We get a lot of people that stay at the condo that are a group of two couples which seems to work out well sharing the condo. We also have lots of families that stay too so the set up seems to give different people the flexibility they are looking for. Holly is right that the best thing is being right on the ocean and combining this with the location being so close to the 5th avenue and centrally located where a WalMart run to stock up on supplies is also easy. That would be great to have you stay again on your next visit to Playa. Thanks so much! Shawn
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cancun
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
WalMart
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

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Rates & Availability

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sept 01 thru Nov 18
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
$198
$1,249
$4,900
 
 
Nov 19 Thru Dec 22
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
$239
$1,469
 
 
Jan 03 Thru Jan 13
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,289
 
 
Jan 14-April 21
Jan 14 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,310
 
 
April 22 Thru June 30
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$239
$1,469
 
 
July 01 Thru August 31
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$249
$1,569
 
 
Sept 01 thru Nov 17, 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
$198
$1,249
$4,900
 
 
November 18 Thru December 22
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
$239
$1,469
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 

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Amenities

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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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