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Special Discounted Rate

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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. When you tire of the sun, your Las Olas home is only a few minutes away.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE due to construction in the area. Playa Del Carmen is a vibrant growing community and construction is on-going in many areas. This is your chance to stay in a fully equipped condo close to the beach and all the amenities for US$95 per night ONLY! If you plan to spend your days taking in the sun or exploring, then the activity in the area will not be a factor.

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, 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 a property manager 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.

More Details

Owner
Ross Goodwin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

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.

Amenities

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6 based on 30 reviews
5

GREAT Playa Location!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again Ross for a wonderful stay!! We stayed with you a few years back (the return stay discount we just got was nice!) and you guys have been busy! nice update on furnishings and decor...everything was top notch.

Yes the secret of Playa is out, and there is growth all over town...but the construction across street did not affect our fun! we sat on balcony every day with adult beverage and people watching.

You said if we mention Los Olas #207 we get a some discount at Kool Beach Club, so I asked when we were getting our chairs...100 pesos off per chair! Nice!

Your communication is still great...i feel like we are friends...wife and I both look forward to coming back

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin and Dee, It is refreshing to receive a positive review, especially from a returning guest. Yes, guests of our condo get a special rate at Kool's Beach Club as well as the use of their pool, towels, internet and showers. Come back anytime at a reduced rate and you'll be very welcome. Hopefully you will see even more upgrades to the condo. Until next time ... Saludos! Ross
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time staying at Las Olas. The condo had everything we needed and was very comfortable for the four of us. The balcony was a great place to relax and people watch. We loved being so close to everything - less than a 5 minute walk to both the beach and to 5th avenue. There was a bit of noise late into the evening from the restaurants next door, but it did not bother us too much. Overall, we had a great stay!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne for your kind words. We are lucky to have a property in the perfect spot to enjoy all the amenities of Playa Del Carmen. You are welcome to return as repeat guest with a 10% discount on the posted rate any time in the future. Saludos, Ross Goodwin
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Disappointing

  • 2 of 5

Nobody to meet us when we arrived bathrooms were dirty no toilet paper.The construction across the street wasn't disclosed. Couldn't use the balcony without hearing jackhammering and looking at construction workers and a huge crane.The condo is in a good location although it is very noisy and the condo needs some soundproofing. No TVs in bedrooms. The Price was right but you get what you pay for.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karl - I sincerely apologize for our property manager not contacting you immediately upon arrival but he informs me that he tried. He came to the condo and no one was there. He tried phoning the cell phone at the condo that we offer to our guests for their use but no one answered. He did connect with you later. When he asked if there was any problems he was assured there were none. I also apologize for the fact that you ran out of toilet paper. We pride ourselves in always thoroughly cleaning the condo and especially the bathrooms. We have extra rolls of toilet paper available. I have been assured that the condo was very clean prior to your arrival as the property manager inspected it when he brought the fresh flowers and cold welcome beers. Regarding the construction; when you made your booking it was not an issue. We are now advertising the fact and offering a significantly reduced rate because of it. If you had mentioned it to our property manager, we would have discounted what you paid for your stay as well. At considerable expense we did install sound proof glass in the master bedroom. We do not offer nor advertise TVs in the bedrooms. Playa Del Carmen is a vibrant and exciting vacation destination. I am glad you agree that our condo is in a great location. As you can read from the other reviews, most guests are very satisfied.
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4

1block to 5th ave and 1to the Beach ......Perfect!!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed from the 8-25 of March and had a great time! Location and access to the beach are awesome .Condo was clean and well looked after would definitely stay again! Trevor was able to answer any concerns and is a great guy! Noise from the clubs down the street are a tad loud at times but you adjust lol, thanks again Ross and Trevor for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Donna. Our condo at Las Olas is in a great location for experiencing Playa Del Carmen. Everything within walking distance! The town is all about entertainment and anywhere you stay is vibrant and at times a bit noisy, but as you say, one quickly adjusts. You and your husband are welcome to come back any time at a discounted rate as a repeat guest. Thanks again, Ross
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5

Great Accomodations - Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there over New Year's Eve and into mid-January. The condo was very nice... clean, roomy and well-laid out... provided us with everything we needed for our month-long stay. Perfectly located about 5 minutes down the street from the beautiful public-access beach, and about 3 minutes from the wonderful restaurants, bars and shops along 5th Ave... perfect for people watching while we had breakfast, lunch or dinner on the roomy balcony, or taking a nice walk along 5th... lots of sound and activity!... Dealing with the property owner (Ross) and the property manager (Trevor) was a pleasure... they responded to our few requests and inquiries in a timely, and satisfactory, fashion. We enjoyed it so much, we booked for next year, for a longer period.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike for the great review! Many potential guests ask what else will be needed or how much more their trip will cost. As you say, our condo is fully equipped and updated on a regular basis. There should be no additional costs other than for food and drink. We look forward to hosting you and your wife again next year. Repeat guests are always a sign that we are doing something right.
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5

Great property in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Ross,

Thank you very much. We enjoyed your property very much. Everything was as communicated with no surprises! Would highly recommend your unit to others and look forward to returning next year same time !

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star rating Sara. We like to keep in touch with our guests and make them feel at home. When you return we offer a 10% discount off the posted rate. See you next year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Cozumel
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.

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Rates & Availability

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Value Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$93
$644
$2,459
 
 
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,939
 
 
High Season
Jan 9 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$124
$871
$3,278
 
 
Value Season
May 1 2018 - Dec 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$102
$717
$2,869
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$93
$640
$2,459
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $219.54
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please note that our posted rates are in Canadian funds. Please click on the "Rates Quoted In" button at the top of the rates page to see the corresponding US dollar rate. Most other rentals in Playa Del Carmen are quoted in USD.

Please email us for a special quote.

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.
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