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1 Bedroom Studio, Between 5th and the Beach

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Zazil-ha Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This well appointed and fully furnished open concept studio is ideal for a couple (or a couple and child). The unit features marble floors, a full marble bathroom, in unit washer and dryer, a/c, ceiling fans and a fully equipped kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

Haab is a small condominium complex of 24 units located one block off of 5th Avenue between Calle 38 and 40. One block from Mamitas beach and near to Shangri-la and Coco beaches. A short walk to the best restaurants and shopping in Playa.

This brand new studio is part of a new condo project with a comfortable and secure common area and pool, underground parking, and night security. Maid service is availible on request (extra charge)and direct airport transport can be arranged on your behalf.

Keywords: Condo

  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016

About The Owner

We are from Calgary, Alberta Canada and have vacationed in Playa del Carmen for many years.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2009

Why The Owner chose Playa del Carmen

Quite location in easy walking distance to everything.


based on 8 traveler reviews

1 Bedroom Studio, Between 5th and the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

We could LIVE here!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is spotless, and though it's only a studio it has all the amenities. I'd forgotten my hair dryer, but found one in the bathroom. If you can't find it, just call the manager, who graciously answers questions and gives advice.

Since this was our first stay in Playa del Carmen we had no expectations or ideas of the best things to do, and restaurants to choose. The condo has a binder from the owners with helpful ideas, there are some great maps available, and a book with notes from previous guests. We loved strolling Fifth Avenue (with its persuasive hawkers at nearly every shop and kiosk) with its many shops, stopping for coffee or gelato, and picking up fruit, pastry, and drinks at the mini-mart and bakery on Fifth Avenue near the condo. There are too many restaurants to recommend, but one of the condo's maps has helpful reviews of restaurants. Our favorites include El Fogon, Lido on the beach (where we sat for hours in lounge chairs enjoying a few cold beers while watching the water activities), La Cueva de Chango (garden setting), Chez Celine, and a little place that looks like it just opened called The White Bar that offered a Taco and Beer early evening special. We had no bad experiences with any restaurants so you can't really go wrong.

We took the ferry to Cozumel for a day and had a four hour tour with a taxi driver who showed us some highlights along the coast.

We also spent a day traveling to Tulum and Coba to explore the Mayan ruins. We'd highly recommend both of these for a day trip.

We stopped at Akumel Beach but it was too late in the day to snorkel in pursuit of turtles, but several people we met said it was their best outing of their trips.

The weather, by local standards, was cold (mid-70's) but the water was warm and we only had one evening of light rain.

Overall, if you have decided to visit Playa - and you should! - this is a perfect place for a couple who isn't looking for room service.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding stay in the condo. Everything was perfect for the initial contact with owner, until we left our little slice of paradise. We loved the location almost as much as the condo itself. Even though its a studio, we had more room then we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time is even more the charm

  • 5 of 5

Our second stayi nthis beautiful studio and it was just as comfortable. We had only one minor issue with a missing beach umbrella and this was addressed immediately to our satisfaction. This time we enjoyed the pool area even more. What a wonderful haven of peace and quiet. Also in the two years since our last visit to Haab, the north end has become even more appealing with some great new restaurants and coffee shops. In particular one block south on Calle 38 between First Ave and Fifth Ave in a small area, there are several excellent restaurants.

Finally just like last time the owner and his Playa manager did everything possible to make our stay perfect. Nothing seems to have been forgotten in equipping this beautiful studio.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excelente condo

  • 5 of 5

Mi esposo y yo rentamos este departamento Excelente todo precio, ubicacion, atencion, seguridad, mantenimiento. Este condominio esta muy bien cuidado con todo lo que necesitas y mas! El dueño debe ser una persona muy organizada y que quiere su propiedad al 100%. Tiene todo lo que puedas necesitar: Libros, sillas de playa y sombrilla, hielera, peliculas, 2 bicicletas, utensilios de cocina y todo lo que puedan imaginar!Angeles es la encargada del depto y hace muy buen trabajo. Gracias por hacer nuestra vacación perfecta.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect studio condo for a relaxing playa get away

  • 5 of 5

Second stay at this condo and enjoyed it very much. The condo is roomy for two people with a well equipped kitchen, large flat screen TV, sitting area and king bed. Murry very helpful and prompt with the booking. The condo is clean, contemporary furnishings and great AC.

Location cannot be beat. Near beach, beach clubs and all new development, restaurants and shops on the north end of 5th. Security, nice dunking pool and outdoor chairs. Murray provides beach chairs and umbrella and beach towels. Balcony. Washer and dryer work well. The condo is not on the water, but has great appeal at price point, location and amenities.

Will definetly go back and have recommended to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I shouldn't even be writing this!

  • 5 of 5

That's right! This review may impair our ability to rent this apartment in the future, so I must be out of my mind to be doing this, but I've already started, so here goes.

This apartment looked like a great choice for our first full holiday in Playa del Carmen. The photos looked good, the location decent and the owner gave all the right answers to my questions. Then we arrived and the reality was different - In fact the photos barely did the studio justice. This is a modern, tastefully decorated and immensely comfortable unit. Everything is of the highest quality and everything is as described on VRBO or better. The washer and dryer were also a huge plus for us. The kitchen is outfitted with everything one could need (no dishwasher, but who cares) and every time we thought something had been overlooked we found it. The bed was also incredibly comfortable. We loved our stay here and I would recommend to all but young couples who may wish to be closer to the action.

Outside the actual unit the Haab building is an architectural jewel and is very secure. There are also two appealing seating areas at street level we only saw ourselves use.

To add to all the appeals of this studio, the owner clearly cares greatly about those who rent maximizing their enjoyment of the studio.

Location is perfect. At the very edge of the action (for now), it is a two minute walk to the most mellow and relaxed part of fifth Avenue, there are many restaurants within an easy five minute or so walk, including some of our favorites. The beach is an easy ten minute stroll downhill. Personally I suggest either visiting the creatively designed and relaxing Canibal Royal beach club, or walk south to the area just north of Mamitas. The unit even comes with two chairs, an umbrella, beach towels and two bicycles, which we did not use.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Zazil-ha Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season - Winter
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season - Spring
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Payment may be made by personal check, bank draft, e-interact transfer, or PayPal

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Zazil-ha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa is a hide-a-bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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