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Escape to Paradise 3./3.5 Home with Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)

3 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths balcony in each room with the baths being in the rooms. On a cul de sac within walking distance to 5th Avenue and the beach. Internet provided with cable TV. Complete kitchen with all appliances. House keeping, Gardner, and pool keepers. Private pool. Golf Course View. Reef Club privileges with or without per day all inclusive privileges. Safe within Playacar with extra security on Retournal Uxmal. Beautiful gardens with solarium on top.

Derek Schneider
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

About Derek Schneider

I have 4 grown children who are presently unattached. I have been a volunteer for all of their school years and continue to volunteer in my community.

Derek Schneider purchased this house in 2005

Why Derek Schneider chose Playa del Carmen

We chose this location because of the huge amount of things to to do. We love going down to Tulum for dinner or riding horseback at sunset on the beach. The people of the area want you to be there. The climate is always tropical. Our administrators are perfectionists who love the house as much as we do.


Playacar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Convertible Bed, Crib
  • Beds * King Bed * Queen Bed * Double Bed * Convertible Bed * Crib
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Activities (on site and nearby) o Golf o Tennis o Theme Park (Amusement Park) o Zoo/Wildlife Park o Shopping o Sightseeing o Restaurants o Rafting o Kayaking o Sailing o Boating o Waterskiing o Parasailing o Jet Skiing o Shelling o Swimming o Snorkeling/Diving o Surfing o Windsurfing o Biking o Wildlife Viewing o Hiking o Fishing o Rock Climbing o Spelunking o Fitness Center/Gym o Health/Beauty Spa o Live Theatre o Museums o Horseback Riding o Hot Air Ballooning * Other Activities o Access beach through Mayan ruins while with in walking distance to 5th Avenue and the ferry to Cozumel

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Escape to Paradise 3./3.5 Home with Private Pool
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Enjoyable Stay

  • 4 of 5

Three of us rented this home for a golf trip for a week. It was perfect for our needs. It is a spacious home with three bedrooms with baths and a separate small sleeping area perfect for kids if needed. It has multiple comfortable sitting areas with comfortable furniture. The internet works well, with a couple repeaters in the bedroom areas to spread the signal. It was beautifully cleaned when we arrived.

The kitchen is functional but a bit small, with no dishwasher. The cabinets are showing their age, as this is an older home, but they all work. Lighting is functional although mostly fluorescent, pretty typical for Mexico. The dining room has a spacious table for 8.

Outdoors is a small, pleasant pool. The area is pretty closely packed with homes, so if privacy is a concern, this is not the place. Landscaping is well maintained, with a peek at the golf course through the trees. Unfortunately, the outdoor furniture is white plastic of the thin variety, the type that bends a bit when you lean back. Never felt quite safe in it.

The location is perfect if you want to enjoy the main part of downtown Playa del Carmen. No need to drive as it is an easy walk to town and restaurants. Supermarkets are a short drive away.

The home is in a gated community called Playacar. It seems relatively secure, with a number of large hotels, a golf course, and many homes. A book in the house trumpets discounted golf, but at the golf course we found that only applies if you rent for 6 months or more. That same book also highlights that you can use the Reef hotel facilities as a renter, but when we went there we found that they limited that amenity to 20 people a day, with a line forming at 8:30 each day. Not something we used.

Getting to the beach is a bit problematic. The beaches are public, but getting to them is difficult. There is very little parking in Playcar, so you walk. Once on the beach, virtually everything on the beach is all-inclusive, so it's difficult to buy any food or drink on the beach. So when you go, take all you need with you. Certainly, the house has all the beach chairs and towels you need.

In general, we loved the place. Their are some broken lampshades that need replacing. A number of lamps were unplugged and didn't seem to work. The water pressure in the shower in the back room was pretty poor. A water cooler with bottled water was a pleasant surprise. We would certainly rent this home again, although a number of details could be cleaned up.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home, loved our month in the warmth

  • 5 of 5

Our family and invited friends really enjoyed our February 2016 time in this beautiful home. The home is so comfortable, and attractive that we hated to leave.

We were very impressed with the responsiveness of the property managers to deal with minor plumbing and lighting issues that occurred. They were quick to address the issues, sent the repairmen right away. Additionally, the cleaning woman arrived punctually at nine each Thursday morning, did a fantastic job of cleaning, and all with a pleasant smile. Pool guys were there at least once a day to clean the pool.

The location is a bit far from the beach, but is a quick drive to the inexpensive parking on avenida 10. We were amazed at how warm the ocean is in Playa del Carmen.

There are so many good restaurants in Playa del Carmen. Our favorites....Mediterranea, great Italian food and inexpensive, and Piola for a great pizza.

We highly recommend this property.....we had a great time here.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we feel in love. This was the PERFECT place for our family of 5 kids, ages 24-13, and 2 adults. Plenty of room, clean and in a great location. We enjoyed the pool after a hot day of ruins or just sitting around and relaxing in the house. The beach was a bit hard to find at first, maybe a little further than we had anticipated, but great nonetheless. This was our second time in Cancun area and we loved Playa, so much more central than Cancun itself. The home was right in the middle of everything. We enjoyed the town just 5 minutes away. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Home! Beautiful Pool! Excellent Location!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property! Excellent location - within easy walking distance of 5th Ave restaurants & shops. The pool was VERY refreshing, and was used daily. Good location within easy driving distance to Xcaret and Tulum. The A/C was very much appreciated - especially when sleeping! Kitchen was well equipped. The BBQ grill in the backyard made for easy and quick dinners.

Only suggestion I would make is that the pool furniture needs to be replaced. 3 of the 5 loungers were unusable (broken).

Would most certainly consider renting here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good house that could be great!

  • 4 of 5

We just finished three fabulous weeks at this house. We were three couples and there was plenty of room. The bedrooms are good size and have a decent size bathroom in each bedroom. The beds are very comfortable as well and we barely used the a/c as the ceiling fans usually did the trick. The kitchen was a decent size and worked well and the gas barbecue on the patio was a good spot to do some grilling!The house location is fantastic and the pool area gets great sunshine during the day and was warm but refreshing. A quick walk to fifth avenue and a bit further to a grocery store. If you like the beach it is about a 10 minute walk or you have access to the reef club. The maintenance staff showed up almost everyday and were very friendly. The housekeeping staff did a good job cleaning and were there twice a week.

And now for the potential to be great....there was several small items that were broken when we arrived, while they were fixed promptly, they had been this way for a while and could have been fixed prior to our arrival. The patio furniture was plastic and also in need of replacement, and we were told it was expensive so nothing was to be done about that until the owners were there next. We made it work with some tape and a few pieces of wood but not the way it should have been. We also had a few pieces of jewelry go missing so make sure you use the safe provided.

Good place to rent, we would rent it again and with a few small changes, could be a great place to rent.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect House in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This house and its location are perfect, great Mexican charm, sun deck, large bathrooms, great outdoor living, and a secluded private pool. The location could not have been better, just a short walk from 5th avenue and the beach but also far enough to get away from town and take a nap in one of the hammocks. Our group of 8 adults slept more than comfortably in this house and not just because of the cervezas and tequila! The house and owners have everything there you need, I will definitely be taking a trip back to Playa AND staying in this house, I recommend this house to anyone visiting.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Kilometres
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
PlayaCar Golf Club
Nearest Beach
1.3 Kilometres
Playa Car Phase One

Other Activities: hot air ballooning, shopping, boating, kayaking, shelling, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa


Rates & Availability

Playacar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 12 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/new years
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Discount for more than 1 week.;
Prices are negotiable.;
Dates Available: Year Round
Long term do not include electricity

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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