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Simply The Best- 1 Br Penthouse Romantic Beachfront

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps The Only Beachfront Penthouse In All Of Playa

***Last minute discounts- please contact me for travel dates within the next 30 days for a special price!"

Location, Location, Location: I cant emphasize enough that Sunset Fisherman's location is the best in all of Playa del Carmen. We are located in an exclusive gated community just South of the town so it's quiet with NO VENDORS, NO LOUD CLUBS, NO ROCKS OR SEAWEED ON A STUNNING BEACH and LOW DENSITY number of people as this quiet neighborhood is just a 10 minute walk to the action of 5th Ave and the Ferry dock.

This is actually a 2 BR/2.5 BTH (see listing 306688 for more reviews) unit that we can lock-off the smaller bedroom/bath for ONE COUPLE ONLY. This will provide you 1000 sq feet with amazing views from the living room, balcony, master suite, kitchen and dining! This Million-dollar view penthouse is a one-of-a-kind a kind, 2-level 1 Bedroom penthouse on the beach, not far-far away like some resorts. It literally takes you less than a minute after stepping out of the condo to have your toes in the sand! We just started marketing the penthouse to couples, so you can see the reviews on VRBO listing 306688 for this unit.

The private balcony, living room, dining room, kitchen and master suite all have this wonderful pool and beachfront view. The King bed is new as of Sept 2016 and is a Sealy PillowTop so if you care about your night's sleep you will love it.

What makes Sunset Fisherman's Village a stand-out amongst the other condos and resorts? I would have to say it's because it's SMALL (there are just 50 units) and yet it's full service. There is no other condo complex in Playa del Carmen that offers as much as Sunset Fisherman's does right on site.

1) Free use of bikes, boogie boards, Hobie Cats, Paddle Boards and Kayaks

2) Full service- yes, bellman, concierge, front desk, maids, waitress service at the beach and restaurant, masseuse in the spa

3) Safe- yes Sunset Fisherman's is located in the gated community of Playacar Phase 1. Security 24-7

4) Location, Location, Location. The Playacar location is close to 5th Ave, but far enough away. Yes, there are resorts on the beach smack dab in the middle of 'the action' but do you want parties and clubs keeping you up at 2-3 am? Our resort is peaceful yet just a 3 min bike ride to the action or a 10 min beach stroll away.

5) WiFi for a small fee

6) Swim up pool bar

7) Optional meal and drink plan (call for more info)

8) Activities- yoga, water aerobics, tequila tasting, pottery painting, etc

9) Did I mention as much Rest and Relaxation that you can stand?

10) Did I mention romance? The staff at Fisherman's can set up a dinner for two experience right on the beach

I know you have the option to choose an all-inclusive resort, but don't and here is why. The AI resorts are over-crowded with over 300 rooms and it will take you 5-10 minutes to walk to the beach from your room. You end up eating at the 2-3 restaurants and having the same lousy buffet food day after day and you'll be lucky to have a peek-a-boo view of the ocean after leaning way over on your balcony! My penthouse is the actual unbelievable view you see in all the photos! Don't feel like standing in line for your meals? You can choose to eat at the restaurant on-site, make delicious meals in our beautiful kitchen or walk 10 minutes to 5th Avenue and have hundreds of restaurants to choose from. You might opt for another condo complex, but none offer you great amenities like Fisherman's Village. If the condo complex says it's 'in town' beware, that means you'll be next to loud discos and clubs pumping out techno music until 2-3 am. Our resort is very quiet as of about 10 pm each night, just in case sleep and rest and relaxation is important to you. If crazy party-action all night is your scene, then staying at a condo or resort 'in town' is the way to go for you!

I am a semi-retired travel agent specializing in Playa del Carmen and the Yucatan for more than 10 years....I will give you some great feedback even if my property isn't quite right for you.

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Pamela

I'm a beach girl born and raised in Southern Calif. I moved to Colorado and felt land-locked so bought this gorgeous beachfront penthouse so I could always get my beach 'fix' when I needed it. I owned and ran a travel agency called Ocean Summit Travel for over a decade until a back injury forced me to sell my company last year. I specialized in Playa del Carmen, so I know all of the other complexes in Playa and things to do in the area. I don't mind giving advice, so feel free to write or call me.

Pamela purchased this condo in 1997

Why Pamela chose Playa del Carmen

I wanted to be able to get to my vacation home in a few hours of flight time from Denver. I'm not into the towering hotel scene like Miami Beach or Cancun. Playa del Carmen was the perfect blend of beautiful beaches, great shopping and restaurants and centrally located to see ruins, hop over to Cozumel on the ferry and great R & R above all. They limit the height of all the buildings to 3-4 stories so there are no high rises.

What makes this condo unique

This is the ONLY Beachfront 1 BR penthouse in Playa Del Carmen after doing an extensive search online. (feel free to search for yourself) It's actually a 2 BR penthouse, but we can lock down the smaller 2nd bedroom so couples can enjoy the full oceanview from the master suite and the rest of the condo. Most other 1 Bedroom units have no ocean view from the bedroom. You can read reviews of this unit as a 2 BR on VRBO listing 306688


Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellations more than 60 days prior to arrival are subjective to 20% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations within 60 days of arrival, we recommend travel insurance for acts of God that would prevent you from enjoying your trip
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This en-suite bathroom has marble floors, walls and counters
  • There is an additional 1/2 bath on the lower level of the condo, for your convenience when you are cooking or hanging out in the living room or on the balcony.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfortable memory foam top king bed
  • What is unique about our master suite is that the same fabulous million-dollar views you see from the balcony, living and dining room are the same amazing pool and ocean views you have from the master suite. This is a 2-level design condo, so the entire upper level IS the master suite. Why is this unique? Most 1 BR units have the bedroom on the backside of the building with no views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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 privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Sunset Fisherman's Village Resort is unique in that it is small with just 50 units total but with many 'full service' amenities. This is very unique because there are many condos or apartments that have a pool and a kitchen but no staff or services at all. Fisherman's has Front Desk, Bellmen, Concierge, Massage and other spa services, Maids, Maintenance, Waitresses and Bartenders. You can prepare your own meals in the beautiful kitchen in the penthouse, order a drink at the swim up bar, order a burger at the snack bar, have the optional meal plan one day and not the next or walk to 5th Ave each night and try one of the hundreds of restaurants in town. You can really customize your trip to fit your needs...and that is unique to Fisherman's Village! Call me for more details


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Simply The Best- 1 Br Penthouse Romantic Beachfront
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Million dollar view was spot on!

  • 5 of 5

Came with my husband for my 40th bday and will stay again! The location was perfect, just away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Playa but not too far. Short walk or quick bike ride to all the action. The beach was amazing and steps away from the condo. Bed was comfortable and loved sleeping with the window open listening to the waves crash at night.

Pamela provided us with a guide and tips for our stay which was VERY helpful. We went to eat at a few of her recommended places as was not disappointed. Her private airport transportation was easy and very professional. For first time visiting it made us feel very comfortable.

Everything was above expectation, the Fisherman's staff was very friendly and the accommodations very nice. Only thing that would have made the trip better would have been a washer/dryer.

Can't wait to come again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, I’m so glad you enjoyed my penthouse and I would welcome you to return again. Yes, unfortunately most of the units in our complex don’t have washer/dryers but if that is an important feature, my other unit in this complex does have a private laundry room! That unit is VRBO 837809. Another service our resort provides is drop off laundry service where they charge you by the weight. In any case, thank you for your review and for being my guests! Pamela 😊�🌴�☀️
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

An incredible location in Playa. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood with a highly attentive staff, the beachfront condo is only a 10-15 minute walk to all the night life and restaurants of Playa del Carmen. The condo could use a little more TLC and the wifi speed can be frustrating at times, but I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from Playa after a week's stay. This condo is very well-located, easy walking distance to Fifth Avenue, restaurants, shopping. Super beach. The condo itself is just as advertised, and the owner's information about the facility and the area was both accurate and helpful. The owner was very accommodating. Condo was clean, well-equipped, reasonably appointed, and secure.

Playa Del Carmen is a safe city, and we roamed about on foot and never felt uneasy.

Very quiet resort, and the staff were also very helpful. We ate out mostly, or cooked in-house. Resort food was, well, resort food. They might boost the wifi signal a bit too :).

All in, a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular setting and walking distance to everything Playa has to offer

  • 5 of 5

I have been to this part of the world numerous times and would not only recommend the warm waters, beaches and people of the area but the unit we rented was perfect for the 2 of us. "Hanging" out over the water and enjoying the sound and sights of the crystal blue Caribbean are peaceful and relaxing. I would rent this unit again, any time of the year.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT vacation spot - the pictures don't do this place justice!!

  • 5 of 5

The location was within walking distance to town, and we could NOT have asked for a better view of the ocean, as well as access to the beautiful beach. The owner, Pamela, was VERY nice and accommodating. The property staff was polite, helpful, and SO FRIENDLY!! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shayne. It was such a treat to meet you guys and having our stays overlap with eachother. I so hope you guys want to come back to Mexico again. I will do everything in my power to make sure you have an even more fabulous time then 2nd time around. Cheers and happy travels- Pamela
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Beautiful property, wonderful owner!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Playa del Carmen and our first experience with VRBO. Pamela provided so much detail and guidance throughout the booking that I just knew it was going to be a great experience! Her information included help with a car service from the airport to the property (they were wonderful and had cold beverages for us in the van!). The Fisherman's Village staff greeted us like family.

We rented the 2 bdrm/2bath unit and it was beautiful; 2 balconies facing the ocean! The balcony off the dining/living area has a table with chairs where we enjoyed our morning coffee and evening wine. The balcony off the master bedroom had two cushioned lounge chairs, great for reading and taking a nap.

The kitchen was convenient for making breakfast before we headed out each day and for keeping some snacks and beverages on hand. The unit includes a stackable washer/dryer, which we used to dry our clothes after being caught in the rain one day.

Because the condo is part of the Fisherman's Village resort, we had at our disposal all the amenities of such; concierge to help us book some expeditions, pool (including swim up bar), restaurant, workout facilities, and spa area. We walked the length of the beach from Fisherman's to town and from Fisherman's to up the beach where the pricey hotels are...and HANDS DOWN the Fisherman's Village beach is THE BEST! (Also, no vendors bugging you to buy things.) The staff would come out and check to see if you needed a beverage and the place was so inviting that everyone we met was happy and engaging.

Through the concierge we booked a day expedition to Coba to see the biggest ruins and the host of our trip was a delight! We had fun the entire trip and it also included zip lining and swimming in a cenote (sink hole/cave with fresh water). We also booked an ATV experience where we each drove our own 4 wheeler through the jungle area and saw another cenote, which was beautiful.

There are a lot of great restaurants in town- Ula Gula, Carboncitos and Chez Celine were faves

We brought US currency and most vendors/shops take that but we quickly figured out to exchange them to pesos (then kept a cheat sheet calculator on our phone for conversion) and found we got better deals. One thing is to be sure you get peso in smaller denominations (20, 50, 100) because when we gave the taxi drivers 200 pesos for a 120 peso trip the response every time but one was "no change".

Thank you Pamela! WONDERFUL!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Liesl, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I know you stayed in my other Fisherman's Village unit, but so much of staying in a privately owned condo is about the complex, the staff, the things you enjoy while you are down there and the responsiveness of the owner that you are renting from. I like to think of myself as pretty good at the communication since I have been a travel agent for 13 years. :) Thanks again and I hope you will come back again soon! Sincerely, Pamela
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cancun International
Nearest Barpub
On site...swim up bar and lobby bar
Nearest Ferry
0.7 Miles
Playa del Carmen- Cozumel Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Playacar Golf course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Federal Hwy 307
Nearest Restaurant
On site plus hundreds more on close 5th Ave
Nearest Beach
Playa del Carmen- On the beach
Car: not necessary

This area has it all, Ancient Mayan ruins, beautiful beaches, great shopping, wonderful entertainment, fantastic dining and barhopping. Great people watching also


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

These rates are for 2 guests only. The condo can sleep more guests, but you will be asked to rent the condo as a 2 BR/2.5 BTH unit if you have more than 2 guests. The only exception is a couple with an infant. (less than 18 months old) I prefer Sat to Sat stays as mid-week check-in/outs mean I might have empty nights in between weeks and most owners don't like open nights. :) If you have a pet, you need to make sure it's a quiet pet for other guests also know that dogs are not allowed on the beach in Playacar and not around the restaurant or pool area at our resort. Dogs must be leashed on the roads in the community at all times.

Cleaning fee of $20 per each cleaning for the unit as a 1 BR/1.5 BTH additional, paid in cash in Mexico at the beginning of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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