2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Beachside
- 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 2008
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.
We enjoyed our stay. Well furnished, roomy, and comfortable — nice pool and easy access to the beach. Though there was little t if seaweed, which apparently they don’t clean up, may be because it’s public beach.
Thank you for you contributing with a review of my property and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward in welcoming you again soon!
Great location, friendly staff, okay condo
The Elements is located in a great location, close to 5th Ave with many restaurants and shops. Across from the hotel is 7-11 in case you want water, beer or snacks. We didn't spend too much time on the beach as there were too much seaweeds. We used the volleyball net a couple times. Overall the location is great and staff was friendly and helpful.
The condo is okay, it had a musty smell maybe from the air conditioning. The circuit breaker kept tripping at least 5 times a day, when we had the dryer or hair dryer on. It was annoying. The condo is spacious for 5 of us, with basic kitchen needs like pots/pans, dishes and silverware. We could use a gas outdoor grill rather than the charcoal one provided. We took the taxi to Walmart a couple times (90 pesos each way) to get food. They dropped us off in front of Walmart and when we were done with shopping, there was a line of taxi at the lower level that we took back to the hotel.
GH8 is next to the lobby so there was some traffic going back and forth between lobby and their units or the pool. It didn't bother us that much.
I think this unit could use a deep cleaning to polish the floor, showers and cabinet doors. It would look much more fresh and maybe get rid of the musty odor. House keeping came by twice when we were there.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay in Playa, beautiful weather, big pool and great location.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. I am happy to read you enjoy your stay and service received from the attentive staff. We also appreciate the constructive comments about the unit, it is only through our guest feedback that we can improve our guest experience.
Once again thank you very much for your feedback, we value it greatly and we look forward to the opportunity in welcoming you back in the near future.
Average with a few issues
Condo is located in a good location and within a very nice property. The condo is located right off the lobby and does not face the pool area like most of the other condos in the building. Also, it does not get the same sunlight as most of the other condos in the building. Inside, the co do has two good sized bedrooms and two nice bathrooms. The WiFi in the condo worked great for our visit. It is important to know that if you try and run too many appliances at the same time, you will blow the circuit and lose power. Also, we were disappointed that the dishwasher didn’t work. There was a label on it stating “out of order”. When we asked the property management company about fixing it, not only were they unaware it wasn’t working but did nothing to try and fix it. Most every condo in the building has a nice propane bbq grill, but this condo had a charcoal grill which took a long time to get going and was stinky. Half of the patio furniture was either broken or not fully usable because it was on the verge of breaking. This wasn’t great since there were 6 people staying in the condo and only three seats to use on the patio. The people that worked for the building at the front desk were fantastic. They were not affiliated with the property management company at all. If there any issues with the condo you need to contact the property management company, not the building itself. I would stay at the building again however it would be in a different unit that offers appliances that work, better location within the building and had a propane bbq grill. Also, the beach was not usable as the entire coast is having a major issue with the seaweed. It’s all of playa del Carmen, not just this building.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide me with your comments regarding your recent stay. Please forgive us for the issues you encountered during your stay and for the inconvenience that these may have caused you. It is important for me to have your input so we can improve our services. We hope you can give us another opportunity to turn your perception around.
We enjoyed our stay at Matt's condo. The pool was amazing and my children LOVED it. It was great to be on the ground level. The deck of the condo is very shaded so the condo is fairly dark. However, that wasn't a huge deal for us. The condo was clean and the beds comfortable. The only thing we would change about the condo itself would be to stock it with some basics (salt, pepper, dishwasher soap, laundry detergent, etc).
The location is great. Close to the quiet end of 5th Ave. Restaurants were close by.
The other negative, which is no fault of Matt's or The Elements, is the beach is not the best. There are many boats parked in the water right at the beach, resulting in it often smelling like gas. There is also a great deal of seaweed which also smells. We did not spend any time at the beach at the condo. The seaweed is an issue in the area. Again, this is no fault of Matt's or The Elements, it is just the way it is in Playa.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. I am happy to read you enjoy so much your stay and I also appreciate the constructive comments, it is only through my guest's feedback that we can improve our guest experience. Thank you for your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Property was very clean exactly how the pictures show it.
We had a great time. We were close enough to walk to the town but far enough to be quite. We will definitely come back.
Great vacation !
Great rental ! Fully equipped with everything you could need for your vacation. Very clean and we loved that it was on the first floor - steps away from the pool.
Excellent location - Walking distance from restaurants, stores and activities
We will surely be back soon!
Thank you for everything