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FABULOUS PENTHOUSE WITH BROADBAND/WiFi, SATELLITE TV AND PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Spacious 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Stunning Ocean Views close to Mamitas beach

Beautifully decorated by an Interior Decorator, our top floor Penthouse apartment/condo is situated in one of the best locations in Playa del Carmen at the junction of 5th Avenue and 34th a short walk to the famous Mamitas/Kool beaches. Enter through our secure gated entrance set back from the main road through a leafy lane or drive directly into our secure gated car park using a remote control and take the elevator to the top floor. Staff are on duty during the daytime for your convenience and at night we have a Security Guard based in the lobby.

The apartment has a modern fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops/work surfaces, breakfast bar and marble floors with high stools for informal dining. There is a large fridge/freezer, microwave, stove, dishwasher and is well stocked with all utensils for home cooking/dining.

There are two equally large bedrooms, with super-king size beds making this apartment suitable for couples sharing or families. There is plenty of closet space with a safe in the master bedroom closet where you can store your valuables when you are out and about. Both bedrooms have en-suite marble shower rooms with walk-in showers and full glass doors, WC and washbasin. Each bedroom has its own satellite TV with programs in English and Spanish and a DVD player.

The modern living area has two reclining leather sofas where you can simply relax and enjoy the ocean view and for your convenience we have recently installed a 42' flat screen TV again with satellite TV and DVD player.

If you need to keep in touch with work or family, Internet/WiFi is provided as well as a Vonage telephone line with Free land-line calls to over 60 Countries and to cell phones (mobiles) in the US and Canada. It is a US telephone number and you can receive calls which will be charged to the caller at their normal US rate if they call you.

The dining area complemented by a fine imported wooden table and chairs leads through to the comfortable, modern sitting room. From here you have views through the large patio doors across the terrace and pool, out to the Caribbean Sea.

Outside there is a table, chairs and parasol for al fresco dining alongside the jacuzzi plunge pool which is the perfect place to watch the amazing birdlife returning to the jungle canopy below at sunset, most evenings to be joined by the Coati family who come out to feed at this time.

If you take the stairs up to our spacious sunroof, you will be rewarded with even more magnificent views. Relax on the double sunbed to top up the tan, or enjoy the last few rays as the sun sets looking out towards Cozumel and the amazing cruise ships passing through the straits.

All the best restaurants in town are within walking distance, located along and around the pedestrianised 5th Avenue, therefore a car is not necessary. If you do plan on hiring a car, our personal car space in the ground floor secure garage is at your disposal. The garage has direct access into the hallway and the elevator.

All the doors are extra wide to allow wheelchair access, even the bedroom doors, and apart from the stairway leading to the sun roof everything is on one level. Access from the street is only a step of approximately 4 inches and from the car park it is also on the same level as the elevator, making our apartment particularly friendly for people with reduced mobility.

Bottled water and a mid week cleaning service is provided.

Keywords: Apartment, Flat, Penthouse, Condo, Beach, Luxury, Ocean View, Playa Del Carmen, Downtown, Shopping, Restaurants, 5th Avenue, Mamitas, kool, wheelchair,family, couples,

More Details

Owner
Barbara
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Barbara

We are a married couple who have been visiting the Yucutan for many years now. Our daughter and her family live in the area but we like to travel around during our frequent visits and decided that Playa del Carmen is by far the best place to have a base. We like fine dining and think Playa is the best town in the area for eating out. There are excellent top class restaurants particularly around 5th Avenue, many inspired by the Italians who live at our end of town. We are very interested in the history and the ecology of the area and have visited most of the Yucatan Peninsular but decided Playa was the place to return to after our travels. We like the beautiful beaches, visiting the wonderful eco and wildlife parks such as Xcaret or Sian Ka'an or taking trips to the various Mayan Ruins so we are very happy to own a comfortable place of our own in Playa.

Barbara purchased this condo in 2010

Why Barbara chose Playa del Carmen

Unlike Cancun, Playa has retained the relaxed atmosphere of a seaside holiday town while at the same time offering a fun and buzzy nightlife, so this appealed to us when choosing another home from home. After visiting many units in the area, we decided that our apartment was the best by far that we had seen. Located on 5th Avenue it offers luxury accommodation with good restaurants and shops close by. The building is relatively small unlike many blocks which look more like large hotels than homes and each unit is quite private. We are just minutes from Mamitas and Kool beaches and we preferred to be on 5th rather than right on the beach slightly set back from the noise but at the same time able to enjoy magnificent views across the ocean. We don't need to hire a car as public transport from Playa is first class. You can visit almost all of the area in air-conditioned buses. Likewise getting to and from the airport. Taxis are plentiful and cheap so you can get around town easily and not worry about where and for how long to park.

What makes this condo unique

We wanted a Penthouse, ie top floor with no-one walking around above us. The bonus was the finishes came up to standard, with a good sized kitchen and living space, but also we liked the idea of two almost identical bedrooms, so if we came with friends/family neither has to have the less desirable room. We could see at once that the interior had been designed by someone with taste making it a comfortable place to come home to. It is wonderful to be able to walk to the best restaurants, not worry about drinking and driving. Shopping within a short taxi ride is also important. Walmart close by and my favourite supermarket Mega is within walking distance or only a few pesos taxi ride away. The sunroof with magnificent ocean views is a great place to relax and top up the tan followed by a dip in our own private splash pool, The perfect place to enjoy a sundowner looking out across the Caribbean Sea to Cozumel watching the ships go by.

Amenities

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms are fully tiled marble with a walk-in shower with full panel glass door, a WC and washbasin as in the photographs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • There are 2 superking size beds with ensuite bathrooms, satellite TV and lots of closet and storage space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A safe is provided in the Master Bedroom for our Clients. The building is very safe, we have a large metal door that leads to the street with either code or key access into the building. During the day there is always staff on hand to help and at night we have a night security guard in the main lobby. The car park door is opened/closed by a remote control and we have an allocated parking space specifically for our unit, therefore the security aspect is very good. Playa is not a dangerous place but it is nice to feel secure, particularly for our lady visitors.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

FABULOUS PENTHOUSE WITH BROADBAND/WiFi, SATELLITE TV AND PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
Eden Prairie Mn.
4

Great location!! Right down town, close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

We have been to Playa eight times, we love the downtown experience. This condo provides great downtown location, and close to Mamitas beach club. The one thing we were looking for at the time we booked, was two nice size bedrooms with two king size beds. This is a great condo for two adult couples.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Nice Condo. What you see is exactly what you get

  • 2 of 5

Barbara was excellent about getting back to us regarding availability and cost. Playa Paradise staff is excellent. Location is just off 5th Ave. Great location for places to eat. Convenient to get out of if you desire to do activities. No need for a car, getting a taxi is very easy. Clean complex, well maintained.

Couple of points need mentioning. Please check with staff/Barbara regarding toilet situation. You cannot flush toilet paper, ect. Must be placed in trash. Not a big deal for me, made 1 in my family very uncomfortable...it is what it is. It needs to be noted, in case something like that would make you or someone uncomfortable.

Also, would advise checking on party place by the beach. Unbearable, loud music. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights went till midnight. It is 1:20 am, Saturday, and still rollin. It's loud, for bedroom off outdoor balcony, you either have to be exhausted from activities, travel or quite frankly half drunk to sleep. I may have just picked a bad time of year, advise you make sure this won't be happening when you come. If your young, night owl, or like semi hip hop/Spanish music...could be great for you.

The condo itself, location, complex, Playa Paradise Staff and Barbara...5 stars.

Bathroom inconveniences 2 stars. Music/noise past 3 nights and tonight...miserable...0 stars. Wish I would have known about music...would not have stayed here!

We travel every year staying a VRBO property.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a shame these clients did not enjoy some aspects of their stay, as I think they would probably have enjoyed one of the large all inclusive hotels all located away from the hustle and bustle of Playa. The large hotels cater better for these visitors as they are generally very quiet and provide the sort of mod cons required by some American Tourists. Playa is known to be a real party town for the young and young at heart. There is always music playing somewhere in the town and the many mariachi groups with their fabulous outfits and brass and string bands are part of the charm of Playa. From Christmas through New Year and to the end of January it is not only the busiest time of year but also there is a huge Music Festival on the beach which many people come especially to enjoy. Regarding the sanitary arrangements, it is unfortunate that Playa's sewers are not equipped to flush away paper and other sanitary products but this we found is the norm when travelling around Mexico. It is not the Condo that has the problem but the local council sewers which are unable to deal with this. I appreciate that the best way to avoid disappointment is to stay at one of the All Inclusive Hotels who cater for the needs of vacationers who require everything to be the same as at home. The upside of renting a private home is that you can enjoy life as the local people do, despite one or two things being different. The shops, bars and restaurants are literally on your doorstep and if you are looking for fun and excitement it is all in the centre of town. It is disappointing that this client only rated us a 2 star when we have always had glowing reviews from all our visitors.
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5

Fantastic Condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation to the Ocean and I am so thankful we stayed at this wonderful penthouse. We were going to do an all inclusive and I am so happy that we didn't. The location of this penthouse could not be better. It's located minutes from the beach and right off of the main street where all the action happens but down far enough down that the noise from the night life does not keep you up at night. The owner and the staff of the management company could not be more helpful. This being our first trip I had a lot of questions, all of which were answered in a kind and timely manner and the service we received was great. It was wonderful to have a kitchen to cook most of our meals in but when we wanted to go out everything was a walking distance away. The penthouse was decorated beautifully, was clean and the views were amazing, especially in the morning when the sun came up. We did not rent a car, we just used taxi's the local bus and transport services for very affordable rates if we were going somewhere other than Playa Del Carmen. You really never have to leave more than walking distance but if you want to explore more everything is pretty close by. I highly recommend going to Akumal beach, just a short drive away and snorkeling with the Sea Turtles. You can snorkel for free or get a guide for a very reasonable rate. You can also do various activities in the jungle and go on a day trip to the Mayan ruins and the Chichén Itzá Cenote. You can also reach Cozumel for a day trip by walking to the ferry boat. It was great to walk to the beach and if you forgot something or just needed to go back for lunch it was a short walk back. The owner Barbara has put together some wonderful information about the local restaurants, things to do, shops for any of your needs, grocery store locations and more. It was incredibly helpful and appreciated. Barbara and the Playa Paradise management staff made the trip easy, relaxing and incredibly enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

Modern place with all the conveniences, perfectly located right off the main pedestrian street. Right next to the best French bistro in Mexico and a block or two away from some of the best restaurants in town. Easy to get to the beach. And the rooftop deck was the best part - spent alot of time in the pool! Barbara and her local agents we responsive and totally flexible. Would absolutely stay here again and would recommend this place to all our friends too! Merci pour tout Barbara! Votre apartement est ideal!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very Enjoyable!

  • 4 of 5

The Penthouse was very comfortable and clean. Cleaning lady always did a fabulous job! And the property management company was always very helpful - just send an email and you had another gallon of water brought to the condo - they coordinated our transport. We especially enjoyed the cold jetted tub on the terrace - could just relax at the condo if we didn't want to go out. I would recommend this property. Only small issue was we packed expecting to be able to do laundry but there was no washer or dryer when we arrived, but one was delivered when we left. Luckily there are a lot of laundromats around that charge a small fee to do your laundry!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that they enjoyed our lovely Condo. It was unfortunate that the washing machine did break down and we had to buy a new one during their stay which is now installed and working perfectly. Our staff did offer to collect and return their laundry free of charge whilst they awaited the technician to install the machine. One of the advantages of staying with us is we have great support staff, covering most eventualities such as cleaners, electricians, pool boys and gardeners who can come to your assistance immediately. In this case we had to wait for technical support from the suppliers of the washer/dryer for the fitting and I appreciate that in Mexico the pace can be much slower in getting things done. We do hope we will see these guests back again and they can enjoy the use of the new washer/dryer for years to come.
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5

Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful condo with another couple last November. The indoor and outdoor space was great and we spent a lot of time on the roof top taking in the breathtaking view. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were very comfortable and having everything on one level was a bonus. The one major downside for us was not having a barbecue as we cooked many of our meals and would have preferred not using the oven. Will definitely consider another visit this November.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
La Bodega
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
The Carretera
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Mi Pueblo
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Mamitas
Car: not necessary

Mayan archaelogical sites:Tulum Coba & Chichen Itza, Bird Sanctuary, Xcaret Eco Park, Xel-Ha Natural Aquarium, Sian Ka'an Biosphere, crocodile park, sky diving, parasailing, kite surfing, cavern diving, boat rentals, guided tours, bars and restaurants

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Rates & Availability

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$259
 
 
Low Season
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$181
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$259
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$181
 
 
peak Season
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$360
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$259
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$216
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure clean $31

US$300 should be paid to our local Agent in Cash at check-in for the damages deposit - this will be refunded at check-out if the property is left in a clean and undamaged condition
Terms and Conditions as agreed with our local Agent will be sent to you on request and always after receiving your booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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