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24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, large terrace overlooking Mamitas Beach Road Sleeps 6

Our Condo Buena Vida at Las Olas is in the perfect location for a vacation get-a-way; set amidst Playa del Carmen’s famous beach and vibrant international sidewalk scene. A mere half block from Las Olas, Playa’s Fifth Avenue pedestrian promenade beckons with relaxed cafes and gourmet restaurants, exclusive lounges, and al fresco bars, intriguing boutiques and local purveyors of all types and variety. It is also only 100 meters from the Caribbean beach. Relax at Mamitas Beach Club or Kool's Club - the most popular and hip beachs in Playa del Carmen. Swim in the beautiful warm Caribbean water and enjoy the view. If a swimming pool is more to your liking, rent a lounge and umbrella for the day and you can swim in Mamitas new swimming pools. Kool's Beach Club also has a pool. When you tire of the sun, your Las Olas home is only a few minutes away.

At 1150 square feet of living space with unusually high 12 foot ceilings our condo is spacious and a rare find in Playa del Carmen. Tile floors extend onto the private outdoor terrace where one can dine and relax in the fresh breeze from the ocean. It is fully furnished with two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms each with Queen Beds, full bathrooms and walk-in tiled showers. A fully equipped chef's kitchen with granite counter tops, separate laundry room, original paintings and many other fine details are all there to provide quality and international style. Even the terrace is furnished for outdoor comfort and dining. Condo Buena Vida is safe and secure on the second floor of Las Olas with a full time security guard and two property managers to look after all your needs.

Blessed with perennially sunny skies and a mild climate, Playa prides itself on a relaxing open-air, pedestrian lifestyle. It’s a place to recharge your batteries, find your adventurous side or spend an afternoon happily exploring the finer points of doing absolutely nothing at all. Playa provides a vibrant variety of natural and multicultural experiences any time of year. When the sun rises over the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean it all comes to life. First-rate golf, esteemed spas, fine outdoors dining and an internationally acclaimed nightlife – the options of experiencing Playa are truly limitless.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ross Goodwin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Ross Goodwin

My wife Lori and I have searched for the perfect place to own in the sun and near the water. We have traveled to Panama, Belize and Ecuador and finally chose this spot on the Mayan Riviera. What attracted us is the very friendly people, inexpensive living, amazing weather and safe neighborhood. The perfect place to escape the Canadian winter.

Ross Goodwin purchased this condo in 2013

Why Ross Goodwin chose Playa del Carmen

Las Olas means 'The Waves' in Spanish and we named our Condo #207 "Buena Vida" meaning 'The Good Life'! This condominium building is appropriately named, since it is literally steps from the turquoise Caribbean Sea and glorious white sand beaches for which Playa del Carmen is justly famous. Solidly built and with charming exterior design features like the winding tree pillars, these condos combine the best of Mexican design, like colorful tile, with clean, contemporary furnishings to create a harmonious, upscale experience.

What makes this condo unique

Location, Location, Location!!

Not only is our condo at Las Olas conveniently located close to the beach, it is also only a few steps from the famous Fifth Avenue. Known by locals as La Quinta Avenida, it's where you can enjoy strolling along the cobblestone pedestrian walkway and find great shopping and an array of fine restaurants and fun bars. It is also only a 10 minute walk to 2 huge Superstores (Mega and Wal-Mart) where you can purchase a huge variety of food and beverages. Just around the corner there is a quaint wine store and restaurant which offers live entertainment and happy hours most nights. For all the day to day and evening activities, a car is not necessary.

Many potential guests ask about a pool. Both Mamitas Beach Club and Kool's Beach Club just a short way down the road have very nice swimming pools that can be used by families and children for the inexpensive cost of a lounge chair and umbrella.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Special Rate Right Now in Canadian Dollars - Only $95 USD per night!
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews
Washington, DC, USA


  • 5 of 5

Condo Buena Vida at Las Olas was amazing. As described, it is a two bedroom but sleeps 6 including a futon that people can sleep on. As 3 professional adults, we really need a getaway from city living and this condo provided just that. We had more than enough space to enjoy accommodations without feeling overcrowded. The kitchen was fully stocked with appliances and some spices and there was a welcome book waiting for us upon arrival that really outlined all that is available in Playa del Carmen including rental car companies which allowed us to rent a vehicle for the week. Ross (the owner )and Trevor (the property manager onsite) were responsive and available. This condo was literally two blocks from the beach and near two beach clubs that had very good food, beachfront cabanas, and servers available to take orders. Not only was this condo near the beach, but it was also near a good amount of eateries, night life, and shops. The convenience of this condo was refreshing. I would definitely rent this condo again and I am most definitely returning to Playa del Carmen. We enjoyed this trip and stay very much.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Megan. You are very welcome to come back to our condo for your next visit to Playa Del Carmen and enjoy a 10% discount. Our repeat guests are special and we try and make their second visit even more enjoyable than the first!
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Perfect Accommodations - Loved It

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for our group of three friends staying for four days. The location is easy walking distance to the beach and to 5th avenue and provided a perfect home base for our group to travel to the sites within 20-30 miles of Playa (Akumal, numerous cenotes). The condo is really clean and well equipped. We really appreciated the beach chairs, umbrella, snorkels and fins that were provided! The balcony got lots of use for "people watching" as it looks directly over the path traveled by people walking to Mamita's beach. The owners are super responsive and the property manager was great. The beds are big and comfortable, the air conditioning works great and the two bedrooms with two full baths kept the three of us really comfortable. We will definitely be back when we are in Playa the next time! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful PDC Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Las Olas. Parking is right down below, Trevor (the manager) was prompt and responsive to a slight leak on the interior wall after a torrential rain when we returned from Tulum late one night. There aren't enough superlatives to describe the location, the condo itself, or the responsive support staff. We look forward to coming back to this wonderful condo

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Fun Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Las Olas! Convenient to everything and all the locals at Mamitas and the surrounding eateries were so genuinely nice! The place is clean and the terrace was our favorite watching all the people walk to the beach! A great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, very comfortable place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This location is perfect! We walked to the Mega and did some shopping and cooked several meals there. We loved sitting on the patio. One day, 2 parrots landed on a line across the street while we were having breakfast! If you like healthy food, there are dozens of great restaurants within walking distance. Condo has lots of open space for - perfect for doing yoga or stretching. I would recommend this to anyone. Safe, convenient location, very nice owner who is very easy to reach by email.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review Emilie. Very happy you enjoyed your stay at our condo. Yes, the second level patio is a favorite with guests. A great place to hang out and watch the activities on the road to Mamitas Beach. The Mega Store is a great place to purchase your own food to cook. We try to keep our Kitchen fully equipped and recently added a barbecue on the patio. We would love to have you return one day with a 10 % return guest discount.
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Great Return Stay

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Ross and Lori's condo for the month of March. They did more upgrades to the condo over the past year. There is new living room furniture and a wood wall feature behind the television, a stone wall below the breakfast bar and stone on a feature wall. There are new king sized beds made from a native Mexican wood that are just beautiful. There is also a new washer and dryer.

Also new this year is a barbeque on the balcony. We used this 3-4 times and really enjoyed being able to have hamburgers and steaks done on the grill.

Trevor and Mariana from the condo management company were great to deal with. If we had questions they got back to us quickly. We arranged to have the condo cleaned three times during the month and they always confirmed with us the day and time the cleaning lady was coming. The cleaning lady Judy did a fabulous job.

We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you Ross and Lori!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gary and Bernita, It is always satisfying to have guests return to stay at our condo. It means we are doing something right :) See you again next season!
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Cancun to Telum
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Mamitas Beach
Car: not necessary

Romantic dining, beach side cafes and exciting nightlife make Playa Del Carmen an ultimate vacation destination. Tours of Mayan ruins are easily arranged. No transportation is necessary when renting at Las Olas as everything is at your doorstep.


Rates & Availability

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Value Season
May 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year 2017
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Value Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $224
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , A generous amount of water issuing from the shower head.
  • Beautiful tiled bathrooms with stand up showers and lots of water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , New King size bed and a new very comfortable fold-out bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King size bed
  • Each Bedroom has it's own full bathroom with tiled walk-in shower, split air conditioning, wood blinds and ceiling fans. The master bedroom has a safe in the large double closets. There is also an iron and ironing board for your use as well as two hair dryers.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Condominium Complex Las Olas is located on the corner of Calle 28 and 1st Avenue, so exactly between the famous pedestrian promenade Fifth Avenue and the white sandy beaches of Playa Tukan and Mamita's. This unit is found in the fast developing 'Little Italy' area of Playa that features many of the new condo buildings, stylish boutiques and trendy bars and restaurants. This is the area where most locals of Playa del Carmen are drawn to because of its more cool and classy atmosphere. Our second floor location offers better security and views as well as a nice breeze from the ocean and a quieter experience.

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