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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Escape to the idyllic, tropical paradise home of Casa de Sueno! Everyone familiar with Playa del Carmen tells us that our 1,500 square foot, 3rd floor Penthouse Condo is situated in the PERFECT LOCATION.

* We have the Best of Both Worlds - the gated Playacar neighborhood for quiet and security yet close to 5th Avenue

* Casa de Sueno means Dream House!

* Our complex, Rosa Blanca, is small - just 12 units, very peaceful and quiet with beautiful gardens - and you will often be the only people at the large pool


* Large relaxing balcony with beautiful view

* Privacy of our balcony due to our top floor, corner unit location

* 2 Bikes

* Free WIFI

* Free Netflix movies and Amazon Prime games with our Firestick

* Free calls home to U.S./Canada with our Magic Jack phone

* Weber Charcoal Grill

* In-house Washer and Dryer

* Programmable safe for your valuables

* Portable chairs and umbrellas for the beach

* Fast-cooling A/C in every room

* Local cell phone, just purchase a telcel card at any convenience store


We are located at the very northern edge of Playacar Phase 2, a secure, elegant gated community on the south end of Playa del Carmen. You are an easy walking distance to everything in Playa - unlike many other condos in Playacar that are located much further away on the other side of the golf course. Just a 5 minute walk to the main guard gate and another 3 minutes to the Cozumel Ferry and beaches. We are also an easy walk to the main bus terminal in Playa, which can be used for airport transportation or tours to nearby Tulum, Akumal, Cancun, etc. We have never needed a car with all this great transportation and activities close by.


We know you’ll enjoy your time out on the balcony with the relaxing pool and golf course view of the 13th fairway - the 'signature hole' of this amazing golf course! While there you can check your emails and upload vacation pictures for the folks back home with our Free WiFi. The large tree to the side of our balcony does a great job of keeping it cool and shady, and also very private.

The spacious condo is laid out more like a house than a typical condo, which is extra nice if you are traveling with two couples or kids. There is plenty of space to spread out on our leather couch and club chairs to relax with family and friends. Or you might take a break from the sun to enjoy a movie on one of the Flat Screen TVs from the Satellite or DVD Player. You will love the large, open floor plan and the kitchen with stainless appliances and loads of beautiful granite counter space. Other amenities include dining room seating for 6, marble floors throughout, fast-cooling A/C mini-splits and ceiling fans in every room.

Sleeping arrangements include a master bedroom with a comfortable King Size Bed, and an oversized whirlpool tub with shower in the modern ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom holds a full size bed plus a twin bed, and has its ensuite access to the second bath with a large glass & marble tile shower. There is also a queen size air mattress available for extra sleeping. Both bedrooms have a closet, chest of drawers, reading lamps and side tables for storage. Sliding doors in each bedroom open out to small balconies that let in plenty of light and overlook the picturesque street. They also help pull cool breezes through the condo when you want the outside feel.

Two sets of sliding glass doors open up from the den and dining area to a wide balcony furnished with beautiful teak furniture - two lounge chairs and a breakfast table & chairs are ready for you to enjoy. You will have beautiful tropical birds to enjoy during your stay. You will also enjoy visits from the agouti in the garden, as well as the green iguanas which may even climb the tree near the balcony to greet you!


We invite you to read the comments from our previous guests. We strive to provide each guest with a memorable vacation, and I think our reviews will testify to those efforts. We truly love sharing our home with others.

You will be well cared for in our home. Our managers are available 24/7 to solve any problem, and we offer a Free Concierge Service for our guests - a professional and friendly concierge is available to meet with you and make restaurant recommendations, book personal tours and activities, or simply give you advice for your perfect vacation. Much more trustworthy and better than relying on the offers on the street or the beach! Our renters tell us this made a real difference for them. We also provide a notebook of suggestions and information about the area, as well as an email version that will help you prepare for your trip. And we are available by phone and email as well to answer all your questions and guide you to make the most of the time you have to enjoy.


We know you will love staying at our condo as much as we do! This is the perfect place for whatever your heart desires in a vacation from total relaxation to all-out adventure sports and recreation. Nearby you will find golfing, fishing, snorkeling and diving, Mayan ruins, parasailing, and swimming with the dolphins, just to name a few. One of our favorite things to do is take the short walk (7-8 min) down the path with the small ruins to the closest beach. You can take the beach umbrellas and chairs we provide and chill out at the waters' edge. The sling backpacks provided make taking along 4 beach chairs and the umbrellas a breeze. Add the portable cooler, and a book or two, and you are set for a relaxing day!

Our renters receive a guide from us detailing transportation details and our favorite tips and activities collected from our previous visits. And we would be happy to talk with you and give you any advice or answer any questions that you might have to help make this the trip you will always remember!

Keywords: Condominium, Condo, Vacation Rental, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, 2 Bedroom, Full Kitchen, Pool, Balcony

More Details

Laurie Ritchel, Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Laurie Ritchel, Owner

We have been traveling to Mexico for more than fifteen years and have fallen in love with the culture and the people we have met on our travels. It was a dream of ours to own our piece of paradise, and in October of 2008 we finally did it! It's great to be within walking distance of beaches, restaurants and shopping, yet located in the peaceful gated community of Playcar. We love sharing it with others! Laurie and Mark, Beaumont, Texas

Laurie Ritchel, Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why Laurie Ritchel, Owner chose Quintana Roo

Once we decided on Playa del Carmen for our vacation home, we wanted a place that was an easy walk to everything we love - 5th Avenue restaurants, beaches, shopping, bus station for tours, etc. Casa de Sueno is uniquely situated on the most northern edge of the Playacar neighborhood, which means that all of the fun activities of 5th Avenue are within an easy walking distance, yet we still enjoy the peacefulness and safety of our gated community. There were many nice properties for us to choose from, but location was key to us. We couldn't be happier with our home.

What makes this condo unique

Unlike many condo vacation rentals in the area, the layout of ours is quite unique. Many other condos are long and narrow, to maximize the number of units with a small balcony view. We enjoy a wide, spacious living area with a large living/kitchen/dining area open to the double size balcony. Two couples or a family staying with us will never feel like you are living on top of each other. We visit our home often, and provide for our guests the same amenities that we enjoy while we are there - so no need to pack the hairdryer, pool floats or beach towels. We love sharing our new home and Playa del Carmen with others and want you to have the vacation you've dreamed of!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our 3rd stay at Casa de Sueno. Mark and Laurie have done a great job in preparing a vacation spot so much like Home. Moskito staff is awesome - Laura, Daisy, Alfredo. Everything is always in great shape. The other folks that stay in this complex for longer terms are friendly and helpful. Many improvements to the area – new guardhouse, the building by the school finally has tenants, and a restaurant! And, as always, the birds and the animals come around looking for treats!
May 2014
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Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower
  • Hair dryer, shampoo and lotion provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Pack n Play crib available upon request; and a air mattress.
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) A crib may be made available by request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We provide a programmable safe for your valuables, plenty of beach towels, 4 portable beach chairs and 2 beach umbrellas, small cooler, tote bags, float loungers - everything you need for a fun day at the beach or pool. Free concierge service also for your tours and activities.


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'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 60 reviews

Felt like at home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The apartment has everything you need, we really felt like at home. Laura and the Moskito team were very helpful and with high level of service delivery. Great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is book here, you will not be disappointed. From start to finish, airport to house and back, I've never had a more perfectly flawless experience. We had everything we needed, it was a convenient location. Just like we stayed at our own house but better!! Our best vacation to date! Thank you so much we will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the place you are looking for!

  • 5 of 5

You don't have to do anymore searching. This is a great place to stay. Clean, organized, and in a great location. The owner and property manager were so helpful. Walking distance to beach and 5th avenue and great pool if you want to just stay home. Safe and a perfect home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Loved Our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at this condo with our family. Everything was just as described by the owners. We were a short 10 min walk to 5th ave as well as the beach. The beach was the best beach in Playa as there were just white sands and minimal people. We were very impressed with how well the unit was stocked with so many features including two bikes with locks, beach chairs and umbrellas, and plenty of pool floaties not to mention masks and snorkels, beach bags, coolers, sun hats etc. The condo was updated with comfy new furniture (and beds), and was impressively spacious! The management always responded immediately to our needs and supplied us with plenty of fresh drinking water upon request. The owners called the day we checked in to insure everything went smoothly and to see if there was anything we needed for our stay which we were very impressed by their personalized care. We will definately come back to this condo on our next trip to Playa and have already recommended it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay in Playacar !

  • 5 of 5

Playacar is ideal for families looking for a safe place to stay in Playa del Carmen and acess to a great beach. Mark' and Laurie's condo is ideally located in Playacar 5mn from 5th Avenue and 10 mn from the beach. The condo is very, very, well appointed (bikes, pool toys, snorkel gears, beach towels, etc.), the beds are comfortable and the bathrooms very spacious. Shopping for food is easy either by taxi or by bike. We would cook most of the meals and go to the restaurant every 2-3 days. Lots of restaurants are within walking distance or a short cab rid away. We would finish every evening with a swim and a drink at the pool after a full day at the beach or some excursions (note: the organized tours had no problem picking us uo directly at the condo.) The condo also gives you access to the reef club resort (no food or drink included). We went there a few times and enjoyed it (a great option if you don't want to carry your beach chairs and beach umbrellas) but we were always happy to come back to our private condo and almost private pool as there was not often people in the pool. We stayed for 3 weeks in the condo, 3 adults and 1 child. Another plus, if you are doing an extended stay like we did, full cleaning of the condo (including change of bedding and clean towels) one a week is included. Very nice service and very efficient. Overall a great stay and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing place to stay with guaranteed sun !

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully quiet, close to everything oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property 4 times in the past 6 years, and have loved every day we have spent! Owners are magnificent...condo is beautiful...proximity to town and the beach is close enough to walk, but far enough away to have peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Passenger Ferry - Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Paseo del Carmen
"This upscale shopping area has some great restaurants, too. It also has a Starbucks. It is..."
Curry Omm
"One of our absolute favorite restaurants in all of Playa del Carmen! Wonderful Indian food ..."
Rolandi's Pizzeria
"Incredible lasagna and very good pizza. And they deliver!"
Senor Frog's
"Fun for the family"
Super Carnes
"Best arracherra steak around!"
Xulam -- CLOSED
"Another fun restaurant near the condo - we love the gorgeous birds!"
Wah Wah Beach Bar
"This is our very favorite beach hangout - great food, free loungers and umbrellas, and frien..."
La Mission
"One of the best budget meals in Playa - free lime soup and guacamole with every entree. "
La Tarraya
"Our first stop every trip - we have to get our toes in the sand! Great prices and delicious..."
"Cool bar to hang out, good music, good food."
Babe's Noodles and Bar
"Lots of locals love the swedish meatballs here."
Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant
"Cool beach club and fun bar. Modern feel"
El Fogon
"This is our favorite restaurant in Playa - eat with the locals! The bean soup is wonderful ..."
Mom's Hotel
"This review is for the charming restaurant and bar at Mom's Hotel. You won't find any frien..."
Playacar Spa & Golf Club
"Great golf course - go in the afternoon for their twilight rate."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cancun airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Guard Gate entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
5th Avenue
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach clubs
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus station
Nearest Point of Interest
Paseo del Carmen Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Here we are!
Car: not necessary

Our condo is located in the perfect location for all the fun things that the Riviera Maya has to offer! After a peaceful nights' sleep in a safe, quiet neighborhood, you are within easy walking distance to the beaches, 5th Avenue, shopping, restaurants and local transportation for tours and visiting the ruins. Our personal favorite way to end the day is with a soak in our large pool while staring up at the stars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Rentals for more than 2 weeks will also be charged for their electricity consumption during their stay - the meter will be read at checkin and when you depart.

This is a considerable savings if you watch your air conditioning usage and don't run the A/C when you are out of the condo. We have many repeat guests that love using this rate formula. A separate deposit of $400 for the electricity will be collected from you at check in either in cash or through credit card voucher. The unused portion will be refunded to you. NOTE: The VRBO automated system does not always correctly quote our rates to you for periods between 2 and 4 weeks - The rate for 3 weeks is the same for 4 weeks. Please inquire for an exact quote!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.