2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
- english, spanish
About Matt Weatherbee
We moved from Boston to Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2008 and we haven't looked back since. We came originally on vacation and saw the opportunity to open a successful property management company. Within 3 months of returning from vacation we had quit our jobs, sold everything (except our condo and car) and drove 4,500 miles from Boston to Playa with our 2 miniature schnauzers. We absolutely love Mexico. The food is fantastic - we eat out often, enjoying a variety of cuisines in one of a kind establishments, most of which are within walking distance of our condo. We have formed a large circle of friends, mostly retired expats, and even host Thanksgiving with usually more than 50 attendees! For Halloween a group of 20+ friends come over, all dressed in costume and we hit 5th Avenue and hand out candy to all the children. It is the most fun day of the entire year! When we are not working, Matt enjoys working out, reading, playing bridge, cooking gourmet meals and visiting the beach. Allan enjoys watching TV, playing blackjack, eating out, going to the movies and also visiting the beach. Matt and Allan
Matt Weatherbee purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Matt Weatherbee chose Zazil-ha
The Elements is one of the most popular complexes in Playa del Carmen. Enjoy the large infinity pool or private beach area. Take advantage of the fitness and business center. You are also only a short walk to 5th Avenue with its abundance of dining and shopping options.
What makes this Condo unique
You are renting from a professional property management company located in Playa del Carmen called North American Standards. Taking care of you and the property is our full time job and it's our goal to help ensure you have as an enjoyable vacation in paradise as possible. We offer a bilingual staff (English and Spanish) and well as a full time concierge who will meet and greet you. Our concierge can help you plan anything from tours and transportation to baby sitting and restaurant recommendations.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Breezy, enchanting, peaceful, gorgeous view
This condo in the Elements, right on the beach with the most beautiful pool in Playa, is our family's favorite winter vacation getaway. It is beautifully decorated, impeccably maintained, and located in the "best" part of Playa. The managing agent, NAS, as always was helpful, prompt, and provided excellent customer service. I would highly recommend this property to anyone! We love restaurants like El Fogon, Cueva del Chango, and El Diez. We look forward to our visits to Playa every year and can't wait for the next one!
Thank you very much for taking the time to review my property, I highly appreciate it! it was a pleasure to host your family vacation and I look forward in welcoming you again soon.
Property was all we hope for. The location was perfect. Beachfront and near everything. Loved it.
We loved the staff and the great location. The staff wad very responsive with any questions and very helpful. The property staff at North American Standards are great to deal with. Can't wait to come back. We truely enjoyed our stay. This is one of our best vacation to date. Thanks. Michael
Thank you for contributing a review of your recent stay. I should say we enjoyed serving you as much as you enjoyed our service. We look forward to host you again in your next visit!
Muy agusto, excelente vista, todo increible.
Great house... sub par communication with rental company
House was great and had a really nice location. We just had quite a few hiccups with our check in and check out. Make sure you get your confirmation email 2 weeks before you leave for Mexico because it has all of your checkin info. The front desk is very helpful, but many of the workers speak very little English and can't help you without that email. As for the checkout process, make sure you keep that email handy that you used for checkin. It also takes over 2 weeks to get your deposit refunded, which seems like a really long time. We have done many home rentals in the past and this one was a bit extra hassle.
Thank you for your feedback Jenn. Yes our system sends arrival instructions 2 weeks before arrival. Your were sent on October 2nd and specific say on them please make sure to bring these with you so you can get into the property. We also have a 24/7 emergency line for those who forget to bring them. Since you booked through VRBO the refund takes just over 2 weeks, something which we do not control. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Nice condo, very comfortable
Hard to beat this location. Very quiet and away from the busy 5th ave or pier area. We walked to 5th each night for dinner, but our best dinner may have been at the Italian restaurant right up the street about 200 yards. For us the pool was the biggest disappointment. I chose this property because my family enjoys a nice pool. Although it looks just like the pics, it is very shallow so the water WARM. The last thing you want to feel after baking in the sun is warm water. We forced ourselves to use it one day but left after about 10 min.
The beach club is nice. We never had to worry about getting a chair at the beach. There are burgers and snacks are fairly reasonably priced and tastes good. If you want a little more drink diversity, Canibal Royal is right next door (north) and they have fresh seafood. The condo is very nice and the staff here at The Elements is great. If you don't mind a warm to hot water pool, I recommend this property.
Thank you for your email Eric. Yes the pool is shallower - about waist deep but it's long and great for laps. In the hot summer months when you came it can get hot yes as the temperate is in the high 80s. There is really no happy medium as some don't like it when the pool is too cold; others when it's too hot. But at least it's not snowing! But normally in the fall, winter and spring the pool is quite nice.
great condo with fantastic view
We loved sitting on the deck and looking at the ocean. The concierge, associated with the condo, did a good job of lining up our excursions. I would give the condo a B+. It would have gotten an A rating except for two things. 1) there was a strong sulfur smell outside but I don't see how the owners can be faulted for that. 2) There is a beach club about 150 yards down the beach. They played loud music but the positioning of the condo muted most of it - except for a heavy bass beat. But the music was always shut down before 10PM. Would I stay there again - yes.
- rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi
- massage tables
- travel and transportation arrangements
- room service
- beauty at home
- wedding planning
- tour bookings
- activities and nightlife