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Casa Pariaiso - Perfect Location for 5th and Beach! Penthouse Condo 2BR/2BTH

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5), PLUS Penthouse!

Treat yourself to luxury on your next vacation by staying at Chan Bahlum Penthouse #3, aka 'Casa Paraiso' in Playa Del Carmen. We're located only 10 steps from the famous 5th Avenue Promenade. This area known as 'Little Italy' overflows with sidewalk bistros, coffee houses, clubs and bohemian shops, all lining the pedestrian only prominade of 5th Avenue. We are also located just a block and a half (2-3 minute walk) from the Playa's two best beaches- Mamita's Beach and Kool Beach. Both have their own unique style and both offer chairs/umbrellas, full dining/bar service (beers are $1 each)to go along with powder white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters!

Casa Paraiso is elegantly decorated in the Contemporary Caribbean style. The perfect vacation atmosphere in this secure 6 unit complex with gated entry, pool, and lush tropical gardens. Casa Paraiso offers two pillow top King bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, 50 inch plasma TV, surround sound system, and DVD/cable. The best part: a private penthouse rooftop floor with your own personal cool pool, seating area, BBQ, Wet Bar, and great views. It's a great place to have coffee in the mornings, relax in the evenings and entertain guests any time. Casa Paraiso is designed for the most demanding traveler and perfect for an unforgettable family holiday or romantic getaway. This roomy condo offers the perfect opportunity to investigate the mysteries of the Mayan world, relax on the beach, go snorkeling or diving at the best diving locations in the world, and enjoy the wonders of 5th Street with all of it's great shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. Day trips are a real treat in the Yucatan where you can take a short trip to Mayan Ruins, water parks, cave diving destinations, four wheeling, boat riding, and horseback riding on the beach. If Diving is your game you can dive over 50 cenotes and explore the second best reef diving in the world. It's all just steps away form Casa Pariaso.

Casa Paraiso is a great place to stay if you are looking for an alternative to the mega resorts. You'll have your own quiet slice of paradise to come back to each night! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

If you have a special occasion, family reunion, or have a larger party we have access to other condos in the complex to accommodate you.

Keywords: 2 Bedroom, Condominium, Bungalow, Villa, Flat, Apartment, Home, 2BR/2BA, Casita, Casa

More Details

Kris Gavlak
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Kris Gavlak

Great Texas Friends since the 70's!

Kris Gavlak purchased this condo in 2010

Why Kris Gavlak chose Playa del Carmen

For the past 12 years we have traveled to the Playa del Carmen area for the most beautiful beaches, great shopping and dining and clear aquamarine waters. Our family and friends love this area and we have thousands of memories. We can travel from our home in Texas and be in our condo in paradise in 3 hours. Come make your memories here.

What makes this condo unique

We're in the perfect location!! Only 10 steps from 5th but just far enough off of 5th where it's not loud at night. The beach is only a 2 minute easy walk. We're right in the middle of the best part of Playa!


Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2) Pillow top King Beds. King in one bedroom can be converted to two twins, Twin or Single Beds (1) Combined as one Pillow Top King in one of bedrooms but can be separated to two Twins.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Casa Pariaiso - Perfect Location for 5th and Beach! Penthouse Condo 2BR/2BTH
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Location & Vibe Are On Point!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this condo to stay at with another friend while we were in PDC for a few days. What a wonderful spot, did not disappoint in the slightest. The condo is on the 3rd floor, so you are perched above the streets with a great view of what's happening below, but high enough to not hear all the noise.

The condo is located just feet from 5th Avenue. You can stumble out the door and be in the heart of the city. But staying inside is lovely, too! There are two bedrooms, each with a very nice king-sized bed. The living area is great - it's an open floor-plan so the kitchen, dining and living room are all combined. We found some great entertainment options on the TV and enjoyed being able to cook some meals and snacks from home.

The best part of this condo though is the private rooftop deck! There is plenty of room to lounge in style and comfort, both in the sun and in the shade. The cool pool was a great bonus, too!

All in all, this place is a total gem. The owner was great to work with and the local property manager and housekeeper were awesome as well. I'm already saving up for my next trip and plan to stay at Casa Paraiso again!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Paraiso is the place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay😀򐀠Everything Kris said about the condo was true,no surprises. Location was perfect as it is half a block to 5th ave and a short walk to the Mamitas beach. The roof top terrace was very pleasant which we took advantage of. We would love to come back next year so thank you Kris

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, very centrally located and convenient to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant experience. The staff was extremely helpful. The AC went out one afternoon and was promptly fixed within a couple of hours. The accommodations were comfortable and the roof top pool / lounge area added another layer of living space. Was a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome girls get-a-away

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome location --- fabulous condo. Close walk to everything including the beach. We loved the roof top patio and pool! Can't say enough wonderful things about the place and the owner who was quick to respond to all our questions prior to arrival. Fantastic place --- can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Run

  • 5 of 5

Wow did we ever hit a home run with Casa Paraiso!!!

My wife, two grown kids and I, really felt special staying here.

The photo's are representative of the condo but don't really do it justice. It's a really wonderful place with a great layout. The balcony off the living room and master bedroom added a cool dimension. The roof top, oh the roof top...we spent so much time up there. We had our morning latte's there (we brought our own portable unit, but Starbuck's is 50 steps away). We had our afternoon cocktails there. We had our nightcap there. We thought the spiral staircase in the photo was sketchy, but it was fine and had no problem even when carrying dos cervezas.

The location was perfect. Right off 5th to go for a stroll and people watch. But also far enough off 5th that it was quite inside the condo. We could hear music from the bar next door when we were on the roof top but it was to our liking.

Coincidently, my daughter's friend and family were in Playa staying at a hotel, They came over and were blown away. They'll probably stay here next time they are in Playa.

The four of us did our PADI Open Water Diver certification with Scuba Playa. They are fantastic and so was our instructor Ace. We did the theory portion online, because really, who wants to be inside when in PLaya. We then did a dive with Bull Sharks and a day in Cozumel. Awesome!!!

We took Kris's suggestion and hired Marinoh as driver to/from the airport. He gave us a quick tour of places around the condo and suggested a few authentic Mexican restaurants. Los Aqua Chilies just off of 5th had really fresh seafood. Don Sirloin was a real hit too. We found restaurants off of 5th we typically 1/2 the price and same or better quality.

We rented a car for the day and went to Coba, Grand Cenote and Akumal to snorkel with the turtles. Long day but we'd do it again.

We would definitely come back here.


Rick, Sharon, Nolan & Margot

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful for family!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week here in December, 2014. It was great accommodation for our family of 5. Location was terrific, just steps from 5th Avenue and a short walk to the beach. We took a variety of day trips around the area - highly recommend zip lines, swimming with dolphins, and Xel Ha - and the condo was a convenient location to walk to the tour company pick-up spots and go wherever we wanted. Our kids (ages 8-12) loved the on-site pool which was small but all they needed. Kris was very responsive in communications and helping with all my questions. I would recommend this condo to anyone considering a vacation in the broader Cancun area.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Mamitas Beach Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Kool Beach Club


Rates & Availability

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

$200.00 USD Refundable Reservation/Damage deposit required with each reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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