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Beautiful beachfront condo on best beach in Playa

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom condo with spectacular Caribbean views with pool in the Xaman Ha condo complex located in the gated community of Playacar Phase 1.

The Xaman-Ha complex is arguably the most desirable complex in Playa del Carmen, and also the most reasonably priced. It is right on the beach and has the benefit of being in a secure, gated community that's just a few minutes walking distance from the hustle and bustle of 5th Avenue but AWAY from the constant noise of the night clubs adjacent to the beachfront condos to the north. Plus, the beach at Xaman-Ha is the cleanest, widest and most pristine beach in Playa del Carmen, which is why it's often selected to film Riviera Maya tourism commercials.

Within Xaman-Ha, this second floor two-bedroom unit is one of the most sought-after units in the complex.

It features a double-sized balcony and ocean views from not only the living room, but also the master bedroom. It also features complimentary wi-fi in the unit (as opposed to much slower or inaccessible shared service from the complex's lobby), a full size washer and dryer, and a free Vonage phone for calling friends and family around the world. The unit has two smart, flat screen TVs so you can watch your Netflix favorites if you need to get out of the sun for a while.

The condo faces the beach and Cozumel across the ocean head-on, with no buildings, etc. obstructing the view. While all of the units at Xaman-Ha have beautiful beach views, some are from an oblique angle that isn't quite as breath-taking.

The unit features beautiful artwork and a fully equipped kitchen. It has everything you need, down to hand-blown glassware, hair-dryer, iron, in-room safe and every other amenity imaginable.

Just pack your bags and head on down!

More Details

Ginger Juhl
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Ginger Juhl

I am a long-time marketing professional who has had a love for Mexico since I was a young child, when I travelled to various parts of the country with my parents.

Ginger Juhl purchased this condo in 2004

Why Ginger Juhl chose Quintana Roo

I fell in love with the area as a child and have visited here many times. In 2004, I was able to purchase my own little piece of paradise, thus fulfilling a long-time dream.

What makes this condo unique

The beauty of waking up looking at the Caribbean each morning and the proximity to Playa's amazing 5th Avenue


Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans, Linens & Towels Provided, In-room Safe, No Pets, Washer/Dryer, Cleaning Service Provided, Hair Dryer


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Beautiful beachfront condo on best beach in Playa
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Good all round choice

  • 4 of 5

This condo development has excellent location, easy walk to everything yet out of the party noise zone, so sleep is good. Beautiful ocean views and beach is picked up daily. It's one of the older (first) developments and it's showing some age/wear, but very clean and well maintained, excellent grounds security. WE would have appreciated longer operating hours at the pool bar/snack shack--It closes up at 3-4 pm and there are no other food options in complex. Additionally the menu is very limited. Free morning coffee only extends to the contents of one smallish urn, which for some reason they don't replenish, even for people to BUY a cup. So no coffee of any persuasion available after about the first 30 minutes of breakfast service, period. No tea either. There are lots of stairs and no elevators anywhere in complex.

This particular unit has had surface updates that are attractive. The owner and onsite mgmt cleaners were efficient to work with, no problems. The unit has attractive decor and well equipped kitchen .

The least appealing characteristic is the 2nd BR (by front door entry). It's dark and kind of stuffy, with only one window that opens onto the common interior access corridor, so you don't want to leave curtains or glass open for either light or air. With forceful warnings throughout unit not to run AC below 84 degrees(if do and are "caught" by the cleaning mgmtstaff that drop at no preset time your $200 security deposit will be forfeited). Since weather was not oppressively hot at time we visited, this wasn't horrible, BUT in hot summer I think it would be a problem. Likely OK for kids, but adults will not be wild about this. Sheets and towels were good quality, but limited to one bath and hand towel per person (how 'bout one extra for hair?) , and no wash cloths. Nice enough bathroom shampoo, conditioner and soap.

Overall nothing Fancy, but comfortable relaxed and OK value for money paid. We would do it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. Please note that the pool bar is intended as a snack bar to be open during prime pool hours as an added guest amenity. It was never intended as a full-service restaurant; it's more of a burger, hot dog, nacho sort of place to grab a quick snack or lunch. The company that staffs the pool bar added breakfast recently as a little something extra and is testing how it works for guests. Xaman Ha has never before offered breakfast, so it's not yet sure whether breakfast will continue. I want to mention this so that future guests don't come with the expectation of breakfast or free coffee. There is a coffee maker and full kitchen in the condo. One other point of clarification. We do ask guests to keep the AC temperature settings at a reasonable level; however, the request is to keep settings at 23 degrees C or above, which is 73 degrees F, not 84 degrees. The reason for that is because we've had a few guests in the past who set their thermostats on 16 C (60 degrees F), resulting in electric bills of more than $450 USD in one month and causing water condensation to drip down the windows and walls. To avoid these problems and in hopes of keeping the lowest rental rates of any beachfront condos in Playa, there is a note in the guest check in package reminding our guests to please keep their thermostats at a reasonable, but comfortable, temperature. This is also part of the rental agreement, signed by all guests when the unit is rented. We are very flexible and accommodating with our guests and have never held back any deposit money so far for anything in the many years I have owned this condo. When guests check in there are always 8 bath towels and 8 beach towels for 4 guests (two bath towels and two beach towels per guest), along with 4 hand towels and 4 dish towels. The property management staff is happy to leave extra towels if asked and is on premises at Xaman Ha every day.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time over the holidays. Ginger is terrific to work with. The condo is beautiful...both the unit itself and the grounds. It is a short, easy walk to great restaurants. We definitely plan to return !

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much, Lisa. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay over the holidays. You were a pleasure to work with, and I hope you are able to return soon. I would love to host your stay!
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As advertised and truly a taste of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom, 2 baths unit at Xaman Ha is a beautiful unit with perhaps the best view in the 3 building complex. Extremely safe area within footsteps of the Cozumel ferry and shopping district. The employees at Guest Services, the swim-up bar (Robin), daily housekeepers and grounds crew were sincerely nice and passionate about customer service. Volleyball net setup on beach in front of complex, white sand and a beautiful sea. I would HIGHLY recommend this unit and hope to return soon. Thank you Ginger!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your kind words. I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will be back soon. You were the ideal guest! I'd give you five stars too!
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

What a great location for a vacation. Right on the beach. Close to shopping and eating, but not so close that you hear any noise. Only the noise of the beautiful ocean. Door open every night to fall asleep to the sound of the surf. Great house with everything needed for a very comfortable stay. Booked trips from the helpful desk at the lobby. Everything was just as stated. Thanks, we had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Xaman Ha is in a fantastic location. It's on a quiet street with a beautiful beach stretching as far as the eye can see. Shopping, restaurants and nightlife are just around the corner. This is not a luxurious property but very comfortable. It was clean and well maintained, the service was excellent and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful..

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed with perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The location of this condo is perfect! Three doors south of the ferry dock, on the much quieter side of the beach. (The ferry dock obstructs people from the busier, main beach). The Playacar Palace, located next door, is a 5 star resort with a sophisticated clientele. South of the Xaman Ha Condo are several single-family beach homes. Very interesting to walk past on my daily beach hike.

We swim a lot - and the beach is clear.

The condo resides in a gated community. It feels very safe. The decor in this unit is simply gorgeous. I felt like a princess every time I entered the master bedroom. It is so much prettier inside than the pictures allow. The kitchen is very well stocked, including a blender, wine glasses, etc. Previous renters have left behind vinegar, spice mixes, etc. which was helpful. WalMart is several blocks away and provides very low cost ingredients to do your own cooking (be sure to buy your tequila there, and not in the gift shops.) Only slight complaints: walls are a bit thin - you can clearly hear neighbors on either side - but it was generally very quiet; also there were some problems with consistent hot water being available, but it is not the owners fault.

Best tip I can give regarding Playa del Carmen: exchange cash for pesos at the airport - and pay with pesos your entire visit. Most places assume you want to pay in cash, but by paying in pesos we always saved at least 25 to 30%. This is especially true in the taxis and restaurants. Our family of four had planned to take the ADO bus from the airport to Cancun, however the taxi, paid in pesos, came to only $2 more per person, and was much quicker. Be SURE to confirm the price in pesos on the sign that is posted at all taxi stands. Sometimes the driver will attempt to ignore that price and charge more, but if he sees you read and it and confirm the price, he won't do that. Also, we learned that tipping is not expected for cab drivers.

Can't go wrong with this condo!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Xaman Ha is located in Phase I of the gated Playacar I community just immediately adjacent to the Playacar Palace resort.


Rates & Availability

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer-Fall 2017
May 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Xmas & New Year's 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Handling fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 18.0%

Payment must be received within 7 days of booking or reservation will be considered null and void. Rentals paid for via credit card will incur the additional 2.5% processing fee charged by this website. (3% for Canada). Renters can pay via check to avoid the processing fee. Renters must complete and sign a rental contract prior to the rental being confirmed.

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