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Modern Luxury Condo, Tropical Setting, Private Cenote & Only 1 Block from Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 8 + Great Room, 2 Full Baths and use of Pool & Cenote

Enjoy the best of both worlds! This beautiful 1800 sq. ft condo, nestled in a tropical setting, is just one block from a white, sandy beach and only 100 yards from 10th Avenue where Playa Del Carmen starts. Only 5 minutes from the World Famous Avenida Cinco (5th Avenue).

Walk into this light and spacious villa and instantly feel 'at home in mexico.' Sheer drapes crown the 15 ft. floor to ceiling balcony glass doors, luxurious furnishings offer the utmost comfort, and pillow top beds with high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets provide a dreamy rest. Each bathroom features above-counter onyx sinks and tumbled marble accents under the rain shower head.

Our villa includes three bedrooms (2 with large flat screen TV's and and satellite cable), bose docking station, stereo in main living room, dvd player on one TV with lots of recent movies for all ages, free wifi, board games, books, 5 beach loungers, 3 beach umbrellas, surf board, ball pit and some toys for kids. You are welcome to use everything!

The condo is equipped with 4 beds ( 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Singles and 1 Futon couch). Condo sleeps between 6-8 people comfortably.

The fully-equipped kitchen includes a Bosch stove, microwave, blender, coffee maker and concrete countertops. We do not charge extra for housekeeping before and after your stay. We include housekeeping the day before your stay and one time during your stay (with a 7 night minimum). Additional housekeeping services is available for only $25/day (US).

The living / dining area is bright and sunny, with modern lighting and artwork. Walk out onto the balcony and you can hear the on-property waterfall from the Cenote (only Centoe in Playacar with a natural well right on property). Very refreshing fresh water and extremely clean to swim in. Enjoy the call of exotic birds from the 35-acre aviary across the street. For breakfasts or evening solitude, relax on the spacious balcony, surrounded by palms overlooking the pool and Cenote. There is only 20 condos on the property so it is never busy. There are plenty of nice loungers, chairs, tables and a hammock. Great for having lunch while sitting around the pool and Cenote. The pool is two tiered and heated all year round. It is always warm. The shallow area is 1.5 ft deep so it is great for relaxing or little kids and the deeper area is 5 ft deep. Half the pool is in the sun and half in the shade so you get the best of both worlds.

Ready for the beach? Grab the beach chairs, fill the cooler and walk up some stairs past some ancient mayan ruins to the gorgeous white sand beach with beautiful turquoise water. It is simply amazing and voted by many as top three most beautiful beaches in the world! The beach is only one block away so it is only a few minutes from the condo.

For shopping, lunch, dinners, stroll four blocks to the beautiful pedestrian plaza, featuring water fountains and a variety of shops. Restaurants include an eclectic mix from fine international dining to casual authentic mexican. Spectacular attractions are minutes away, including xcaret eco-waterpark, xplor adventure park, tulum mayan ruins (on a seaside cliff), beautiful xel-ha park, golf courses and spas. World-class diving at Cozumel, Akumal and other locations can be arranged through reliable tour guides.

Condo MAR H20 is a peaceful retreat in gated Playacar community in Phase II. 20-condo units with 24-hour guard service complete with cameras surrounding the property. Our guests are cared for by an efficient and lovely bi-lingual property manager (Esperanza - Espe for short). This is a beautiful and unique place. You will really appreciate how special the location is when you see some of the noisy 'on 5th' condos, or others that are miles from 5th avenue.

Please read reviews for more detail on this condo. We really do strive to make everything perfect for your vacation. We assist our renters with transportation from the airport to the condo and can pre-stock the condo with groceries for a nominal fee. Out house manager and her family frequently cooks home cooked meals for our guests. The cost is nominal and they do everything. The food is spectacular. What can be better than having a home cooked meal for you and your family while you're on vacation.

We also have a high chair, stroller and a pack and play for those with little ones.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 30, 2016

About Jordan

We are a family from Canada who has been visiting the white sand beaches of Playa Del Carmen for more than 18 years. We especially appreciate the idea of having peaceful solitude at Condo MAR, while being able to enjoy the local flavors, music and hospitality that Playa del Carmen offers just blocks from the condo. We loved the condo development and proximity to everything so much we bought one of the condo's we regularly rented!

Jordan purchased this condo in 2005

Why Jordan chose Quintana Roo

Condo MAR H20 is easy to get to -- fly into Cancun Airport and drive south 35 miles (only 35-40 minutes). We always feel safe in Playa del Carmen. We find that PDC offers any kind of vacation you choose -- from active diving and sight-seeing, to long, lazy days at the beach. The people are friendly and helpful -- even if you don't speak Spanish, you won't have a problem with communication.

What makes this condo unique

Condo MAR was built in 2005, and is clean and modern. The 15 ft. balcony doors keep the condo light and sunny. Sun-blocker shades in both bedrooms compliment sleepy mornings and afternoon siestas. The central air is zoned for each bedroom, and the bedrooms are separated by the living room / dining room for privacy. The best feature is the Fresh Water Cenote that boasts a 2 story waterfall. The Cenote is exclusive to the 20 condos owners and it really is a once in a lifetime experience. We also have one of the best house managers in Esperanza (Espe). She and her family take great pride in ensuring our renters are happy. They live only 5 minutes from the condo so they are extremely accessible.

The condo is so close to town you can walk there several times a day. The location cannot be beat!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Modern Luxury Condo, Tropical Setting, Private Cenote & Only 1 Block from Beach
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes things work out to perfection. We booked this condo, never having stayed in one on a vacation, with our three children. The condo was larger than I thought with pleanty of room for all five of us. The gorgeous beach was maybe a three minute walk and the condo pool, while. It huge, kept the kiddies busy for hours. The condo too was very secure and minutes away from restaurants, shopping, and plain old people watching. The house manager bought us some staples before we arrived and we were created with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the owners. I don't generally write reviews, never had a chance to, but we've already contacted the owners to book for next year. This is a hidden gem of a place, with three bedrooms, enough cutlery and plates for when we had dinner in. The owners seem to have children as it is stocked with everything from DVDs for the kids and even toys for the beach! Thank you for a wonderful stress free vacation. We will return for sure!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week at this condo and could not say enough good things about it. Much larger than expected. Very clean and well stocked. Great beds and bedding ... really liked that room stayed dark in early morning if you pulled curtains. Plenty of towels and supplies. Kitchen well stocked with all we needed. Best part was morning coffee and evening wine while sitting on the balcony overlooking pool and cenote! Loved having bikes available and used them several times. Lots to see and do in surrounding area. Jordan was great to work with and quickly responded to any questions we had both before and during our stay. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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May not be best place for young family

  • 4 of 5

Family of six (kids ages 11, 10, 8, 6) stayed here for 6 nights. Accommodated all of us perfectly!!

There is security at the entrance that definitely take pride in their job and it shows. They are attentive.

Beds were just ok comfort-wise, not soft but didn't give me a back ache...won't feel the person moving around next to you though. Was happy to have a blender there to mix up some frozen drinks for kids. We walked to Wal-Mart to get groceries and took a cab back. Got bottled water, but didn't end up really using it since we just filled our water bottles from home with the water provided at the condo. Everything we needed utility/utensil wise in the kitchen was provided. I was wishing there had been a dishwasher - figured out I don't like doing dishes on vacation. Water for showers was hot and we never ran out of hot water even when the kids took marathon showers to warm up.

We used the washer/dryer quite a bit. The dryer didn't dry very well at all, which is what Jordan said. The lint screen needs repaired. My suggestion to the owners is to get a couple drying racks for guests to hang their clothing on.

I understood that our condo would be cleaned 1x while we were there. After about 4 days I contacted Espe and she said it could be cleaned for a fee. I emailed Jordan and let him know there was some confusion and he immediately responded and apologized for the misunderstanding - offering to send someone in at his cost. By that time, we only had a day or 2 left so it made no sense for him to do that, but the offer was appreciated. I guess housekeeping only comes in 1x during a 7 day rental.

Pool was a lot of fun, warm, and clean. Cenote was very neat and had some fish in it that you could feed. One of the groundkeepers was feeding them tortillas, which they'd devour in 2 seconds. I would recommend water shoes for the cenote - rocks are a killer.

A lot of older people vacationing in the condos. One gentleman came out on his deck and asked us to stop our kids from yelling in the pool. It was the afternoon. Outside. In a pool. With kids. Another gentleman mentioned them being loud too, but he understood they were kids. I think older people stay there and takes naps in the afternoon?!? We felt unwelcome and wouldn't recommend this property to younger families.

Approximately 10 minute, easy walk to 5th. Great location. Beach 5 minute walk. No good beach toys at property. Cooler provided.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed most of your vacation. We travel to playa with our 4 kids and never had complaints so we are sorry to hear that you had some complaints. The vibe is usually great for couples or families with kids. We do provide beach loungers, beach umbrella's, coolers, kids toys like shovels, sand castle toys, soccer ball, volleyball and a surfboard. We do apologize for the dryer taking longer than normal to dry clothes. We will definitely add a drying rack and the lint trap is on order. Thank you for your candid comments and hope you come back and visit.
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

Everything from the time we sent our inquiry until the time we check in went extremely smoothly. Jordan was very helpful and he replied almost immediately whenever I had any questions. My wife and I spent two weeks at this condo and when we arrived we were amazed how big it was. The view of the pool and cenote were amazing. The location was absolutely perfect. Only minutes to town and the beach which was truly spectacular. The sand was white and fluffy and the water was a beautiful turquoise color. We went scuba diving and snorkeling several times in Cozumel which was a short ferry ride across the ocean. The diving was second to none. Jordan was a great help with advising us where to go scuba diving. We really enjoyed swimming in the cenote before dinner every night. It is something that we have never experienced before so it was a nice treat to have access to this every day in our own backyard. The house manager Espe came by from time to time to make sure everything was ok which was also a nice touch. My wife and I travel all over the world so we are used to nice places but this had a very special feeling. Nothing like we have ever experienced or felt before. We will definitely come back and stay at this condo and would recommend it to anyone who loves the water and looking for something a little different. This place had everything we could have imagined and more .

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and private

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect for our family of 5...spacious, clean, private pool, clean cenote, close to the beach, and walking distance to the beginning of 5ta. Jordan was attentive since the first time I made contact with him and was ways available to answer questions and offer tips. Jorge and his team were also great and attentive with our transportation needs. It was a great experience for us to stay at the private Playacar community. The condo even had beach umbrellas and chairs for us to use. The kids enjoyed the selection of movies and toys that were available to use. We would defenitely stay back at this condo in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home great location

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever. Everything was set up perfectly the house was very comfortable clean set up w everything you need (including high chairs, beach chairs, etc...) Esperanza the property manager was wonderful and Jorge that picked us up at the airport and drove us around went above and beyond. Would love to come back

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Cancun Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Playacar Golf Club & Grand Coral
Nearest Beach
250 Metres

This condo has the best of both worlds. It is only a few minutes to the beach and a few minutes to downtown. You are only minutes from the world famous 5th Avenue that includes amazing restaurants, bars and shopping. You can lay low and relax by the pool and cenote or spend the day at the beach. If you are more adventurous there are many tours and activities that are no more than a 30 minute drive from the condo. Drive to Akumel and go snorkeling if you want to see stingrays and massive sea turtles, take the ferry to Cozumel and scuba/snorkel the 2nd largest reef in the world, rent a car or buggy and drive to Tulum, parasail or rent jetski's on the beach in Playacar, take the kids to wild water kingdom in Cancun or go shopping at their duty free mall, go deep sea fishing, swim with whale sharks in Puerto Morales (near Cancun), take a taxi or drive to Explore that has two zip line courses with some runs landing in the water (very cool), atv's that drive through the jungle and cenotes, swim through underwater cenotes (caves), or visit Xel-Cha and go snorkeling or swim with the Dolphins. For a complete list of activities or if you want some suggestions please feel free and call as we know the area extremely well.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

We can assist you with your transportation from the Cancun Airport to the condo and our property manager offers several services from stocking the condo with groceries prior to your arrival to cooking an entire meal for your and your group. Rates range from $10 to $20 a person and the meals are delicious.

50% Deposit required at time of signing, 50% due 50 days before first day of check-in. We prefer checks however we do accept all major credit cards and PayPal (additional fees apply on credit card and Paypal payments)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • two full piece modern bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attached is a full bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full bathroom attached
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bedroom has a large flat screen tv and DVD player.
  • 3 large bedrooms. Master bedroom - king bed with full bathroom attached. Guest Room - queen bed with full bathroom attached. 3rd Room - double bed (Futon). Master and Guest rooms both have Egyptian cotton linen.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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