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Great Location - Just steps from the Carribean and Fifth Avenue

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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 between 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 200 meters from the Caribbean beach. Relax at Mamitas Beach Club or Kool's Club - the most popular and hip beaches in Playa del Carmen. Swim in the beautiful warm Caribbean water and enjoy the view. If a swimming pool is more to your liking, guests of Las Olas get a 100 peso discount to rent a lounge and umbrella for the day and use of the pool at Kool's Beach Club. Even better, the fee goes toward your food and drinks! 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 floor extends 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 King Beds, recently upgraded full bathrooms and walk-in tiled showers. You will also find a fully equipped chef's kitchen with granite counter tops, a separate laundry room, original paintings and many other fine details 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 a property manager to look after all your needs.

Playa Del Carmen is a vibrant growing community. This is your chance to stay in a fully equipped condo close to the beach and all the amenities. 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 Del Carmen are truly limitless.

More Details

Ross Goodwin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

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 Gonzalo Guerrero

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.


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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Shut off the a/c upon leaving a room. Do not run the A/C with the veranda sliding door open or when leaving condo
  • Please read the instructions in the Guest Book before using the gas oven.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal 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 of people heading to the beach as well as a nice breeze from the ocean. The second level is also less dusty and and a bug free.


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Great Location - Just steps from the Carribean and Fifth Avenue
average rating of 4.634146 based on 41 reviews

Wonderful Condo Fantastic Service and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our visit was better than expected. The Condo is safe and secure and in a great location near everything. Easy walking to Beach, Scuba shop and some of the best restaurants we have ever dined at. The Goodwin's have this well thought out and they have a great support team. We have stayed many many places in Playa over the past 20 years and this is by far the BEST.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We can't get better than the BEST! And coming from veteran Playa Del Carmen visitors like yourselves gives it credence. Thank you Norman for a great review. You are welcome back any time.
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, beautiful condo,near beach,& close to the action. Kudos to the owners for excellent communications, everything was perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin. We try and communicate on a personal level with our guests at all times. Wishing you well in your future explorations of Mexico. Ross & Lori
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Great space!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Las Olas and loved it. The condo is perfect. Everything you need. Comfortable beds, nice kitchen, great patio. The music next door is pretty loud and starts early in the morning and goes late into the night but that's Playa. It's a party. We were there with our 2 year old, so not really into the party but when we closed the door and put her to bed it was barely noticeable. The place itself is a killer location, super safe and very welcoming. We felt at home. I would recommend this to anyone, couples, friends, families. We were sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Megan and family. We are pleased that you loved our condo at Las Olas. We try to add the little personal touches that make a guest's experience pleasurable including an invitation to revisit! Come back as a preferred return guest and receive a 10% discount on the posted rate. Upon returning you will see changes as we are continually upgrading our guests home-away-from-home in paradise. Yes, Playa del Carmen is a vibrant town with music everywhere but once inside, as you say, it is barely noticeable. Hope to see you again, Ross & Lori Goodwin
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Perfect spot, beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located, close to the beach and the main strip. The condo was beautiful and had everything you could possibly want while you stayed there. Ross is quick to reply and has everything setup for you to enjoy yourself. Would highly recommend this rental, will use again if I stay in Playa Del Carmen!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We try very hard to have our guest's experience pleasurable. You and your family are certainly welcome back any time and receive preferred rates as a return guest.
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Great location and has everything you need!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location of this condo; it's so close to the beach and right in the middle of everything we love to do! The property manager dropped by to make sure everything was going well and having a full kitchen allowed us to have breakfast on the balcony daily before heading out to the beach. You won't regret booking this condo!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is very clean, safe and pretty close to 5th avenue.

  • 5 of 5

I loved this place so much, it is very clean, it is a few steps away from the beach, the owners of the place are very polite and they make sure to answers every question you may have right away. I would definitely want to stay here again next time I go to playa. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth! We try very hard to make everyone's stay at our condo enjoyable. We are also constantly upgrading our home (and your home-away-from -home) to make it a much better experience than the average condo rental. You are very welcome to stay again and as a return guest receive a special discount. Have a Great Day, Ross & Lori Goodwin
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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. SCUBA or snorkeling as well as fishing trips are also available. No transportation is necessary when renting at Las Olas as everything is at your doorstep.

Guests of Las Olas receive a 100 peso discount when renting a sun bed at Kools Beach Club and the money can go toward food and drink. It also includes use of their pool and showers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $234.16

Please note that the quoted rate for your desired dates are in Canadian funds. If you book with a US credit card or PayPal, the amount will be automatically converted. Most other rentals in Playa Del Carmen are quoted in USD.
Please email us for a special quote or if you have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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