1BR + 1 BA Condo, Private Patio, Lush Garden+POOL Sanctuary-close to Beach+5th!!
- english, french, spanish, Most because any language can be Google translated
About Antoinette Levine
Hello-Hola-Bonjour-Ciao! My name is Antoinette Marie Levine. I've been sharing my Playa del Carmen home with vacationers since 2004. You're invited to call me, if you'd like to introduce yourselves and your vacation plans 'in-person'. I truly enjoy being a hospitable Hostess. As do my friendly Guest's Relations team: Aude (Manager), Sismai (Assistant) and our trustworthy house keepers. Welcome to Paradise! I'm originally from Pasadena, California. A University of Southern California (USC) School of Journalism & Public Relations graduate. A Media and Film industry professional for over 36 years. I enjoy speaking sufficient Spanish after attending language schools in Mexico and Los Angeles. When not visiting my Playa home, I love residing in another tourist-destination town....one with incredible views, multi-talented artisans and an enriching conscious community: Vashon Island, Washington State. Looking forward to assisting you with your Mayan Riviera - Playa del Carmen vacation plans! Kind regards = Saludos cordiales, Antoinette Levine 01 (818) 516-5015
Antoinette Levine purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Antoinette Levine chose Gonzalo Guerrero
I bought this property because I LOVED its ideal location. Secondly, because of the complexes sanctuary-like garden pool courtyard and our three level building's Italian-influenced architecture. Very unique and classic in the best of ways. A stand out gem---particularly with the over-developed amount of cement and glass complexes. I was looking for a second home, where scuba diving is abundant. A property with a future value and worth that would hold its own. It has! La Coccinella, our complexes name, was so unique, compared to other properties in 2003. There was nothing else like it. And it has retained its beauty and original features as Playa del Carmen grew up around us. La Coccinella stands out as an architectural gem in the midst of a more modernized town. Its captivating appeal, attracted tourist into our courtyard so often that we ( the condo owners) invested in artisan crafted metal-work gates. That secure our two private gateway entrances, Calle 28 and Calle 30. I fell in love with our lush garden/pool courtyard that continues to flourish. As well as the signature yellow coloring of the two three-story/6-units each buildings. A boutique twelve condo complex. And I can't wait (but will because it'll be very soon!) for my next visit to stay in my own little unique piece of paradise! ;-D
What makes this Condo unique
Location indeed... Our garden courtyard continues to be a flyway stop for a variety of migrating birds. Unique in their coloring:, red and yellow and blue plumage, these rare birds occasionally take temporary refugee in our garden's trees. When lucky enough to have a sighting I again give thanks for being a steward of this sanctuary-like property. The view out of my living room's floor-to-ceiling double doors, particularly at night, continues to delight me. Our pool lights glow and illuminate the crystal clear pool water. Tinted light blue by the pool walls reflection. Gorgeous. I've often sat outside on my beautifully tiled front steps just to take it all in. Sometimes glancing up at the star lit sky. Or a Full Moon . . . This home is a magical gift that continues to give me great joy after 16 years of ownership. I feel lucky and very blessed to have been guided to this very special place. Waking in the morning to birds chirping, calls me to rise and head to the quietness of the sandy beach. Walking is a favorite exercise for me, so heading to the beach or the empty avenues and streets of Playa are always a favorite way to begin each day. Often to return home and jump in the pool for a few laps and water yoga. Then a scrumptious breakfast at my patio umbrella shaded setting. If it's an excursion day, I feel fortunate to have an off-street parking spot. With a rental car waiting just outside the Calle 28th gate. I usually head south, toward cenotes, Akumal, Tulum beaches---and though it's been a while, as far as Majahual. Looking forward to going there again soon!! Or west, to catch the ferry over to Isla Holbox, out of the tiny town of Chiquilá. Playa del Carmen is truly the perfect home-base. ;-D I've grown accustomed to enjoying my home-away-from-home. With all of its truly unique benefits! I believe YOU will too!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Outdoors only. Please ask for ashtray. Thanks!
12-y.o. + is booked as an Adult.
Minimum age of primary renter:20
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The condo is quite comfortable and clean. The pool and gardens are amazing. Location of the condo is perfect, 1 block from beach and half a block from 5th Ave.
It's an adorable little condo with a great location.
Overall we had a extremely good experience, a couple of minor glitches of no real significance that were handled quickly. The property manager was prompt and efficient - check in and check out were extremely simple.
Thanks for staying with us Tim and Tracey! And for your patience with the fridge door. A new fridge was delivered after your stay. Thanks again! You're welcome back anytime!
Everything said in prior 5 star reviews about this place is correct. Can't say enough about the location, the privacy, great little courtyard pool, the welcoming and helpful staff, the responsive owner, etc etc. Thanks so much.
Thank you for staying with us!
Great Condo, Great location
We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. The location was great to head out for lunch or dinner on 5th Ave. We made breakfast at the condo, and enjoyed the quiet, private patio. The burner was really slow to cook on though.
It is larger than the photos make it seem. It was perfect for my husband, 9 month old and myself. We spent a lot of time here, as with a little one it was easier to hang out by the pool.
One downside for us was the construction going on above us made it hard to get our LO down for naps. There was banging almost all day for at least 4 days of our 7 day visit. For most people that wouldn't matter as it seems everyone in the complex headed out for the day.
Overall, Antoinette, Aude and Lorena were very accommodating. They provided us with a playpen for my LO to sleep, and a kettle for us to prepare bottles. I don't know what we would have done without this. It was perfect for us!
Thanks for mentioning that condo is larger than our photo show. Taking new photos! We loved hosting you and your family! How unfortunate the temporary renovation work going on in the unit upstairs. So glad to hear that most everything else was great!
Enjoyed my stay in your comfortable Playa place !
Dear Antoinette & Lenora,
Thanks for my very pleasant stay @ your place in Playa. It was convenient to everything I wanted to do. Lenora was right on time to greet me as well as to do a walk thru before I left. I would come back to stay without a doubt if I am ever in Playa again. Thanks
Thank YOU Monica! We'd love to host you again.
The owner is very responsive and her onsite team made our arritival and departure completely stress free. They all were excellent. The location of the condo cannot be beat. It’s only steps from 5th Ave. and very close to Mamita beach. The condo itself had everything we could need but, warning, it is bare bones. If you want luxury, you need a luxury resort. But we had reliable WiFi, a pool just steps from our door, and a feeling of total safety. We definitely would stay here again (and hope to in the near future).
Thank you Carole. We would love to host you again! Our home-away-from-home does provide a lot! Beyond bare-bones:fridge, stove top, toaster oven, coffee maker, AC in two rooms, flatscreen TV w/cable, secure WIFI, huge beach towels, beach chairs, 8" Tommy Bahama beach umbrella, the list goes on!
All the best...
3 minutes walk: to clean & gorgeous beaches/Beach Clubs
-30 seconds walk: newest, tasteful area of 5th Ave,
Restaurants, shopping, bars, dive shops
-2 minute walk to 'lavanderia', leave laundry & pick up
same day, very inexpensive
-15 minute walk to Cozumel Ferry/Bus Terminal
-10 min walk to modern upscale shopping 5th and Constituyentes
-Taxi rides in town cost 1.20 usd to 2.00 usd (at night)
-45 minute drive to Cancun Airport
-45 minute drive to Tulum Ruins, town and beaches