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Oceanview Penthouse-Private Rooftop Terrace-2 Blocks to Beach

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Spanish Architecture.

Spanish Architecture. Comfortable decor. Living Room Master with queen. Beautiful pool and gardens...Arena Blanca is special. View from terrace to pool. Arena Blanca...one of Playa's Finest...only 4 years old!! Boganvilla pedals all around........... This beautiful space is all yours. Sometimes it is windy at the beach! A private roof top Palapa and sunchairs for private time in the sun! WiFi on the roof top terrace...work in private and still enjoy the sun or shade. Private Roof top Palapa for afternoon shade and evening dinners. Tiled and Covered Balcony off Living Room Two twin beds in Loft All units separated by a stairway...no shared walls. Terrace off living...you are in the palms. Roof top sunrise. Yum........... Terrace off living with table. Flowers everywhere! Third floor privacy and security. Private sunning if you choose! Private Roof top Terrace with ocean and Playa skyline view. Family fishing fun...ask Fred...he knows the right guys!

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Last updated: 01/22/2014
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Arena Blanca condo description

Welcome to Arena Blanca...one of Playa's highest quality condominiums. Locals refer to Arena Blanca as 'The Beautiful Building' and we think you'll agree. Built in the style of Classic Spanish Architecture, this beautiful 12 unit building was built by award winning American developers in collaboration with Cancun architect, Jose Almanzac. Arena Blanca is a boutique building...small and very secure and highly recomended.

This penthouse unit at Arena Blanca is beautifully appointed with tile floors and marble counters and showers...the furnishings simple yet elegant. The most impressive feature is the large private roof top terrace and Palapa. It is suitable for sunning, dining and entertaining. There are 4 sun chairs and beautiful plants.

The ocean views and ocean breezes will give you a choice of spending your day at the beach or in the privacy of your rooftop retreat. Dinners or cocktails on the terrace are private and elegant...you will know that you are in the Caribbean as you look out over the lights of Playa and Cozumel and take in the beautiful 360 degree view of the Playa skyline. Our free WiFi is available in the entire unit includiing the roof top terrace.

Arena Blanca has a full time garden and maintenance employee and professional security from 10 am to 6am seven days a week. Our full time property manager is on site and speaks fluent English and Spanish

The beach is only 2 block away!!. Any one who knows Playa knows that the Shangrila Beach at the end of 38th street is the most beautiful...and most quiet end of the Playa beaches. The always famous 5th Avenue is a half block away and leads to literally dozens of high quality shops and restaurants.

Built on the newest end of 5th avenue...you can stay close to home in the quiet neighborhood or you can venture your way towards the south end of 'Avenida Cinco' and enjoy 17 blocks of shops and restaurants. No need to rent a car from the airport...cabs from Cancun are frequent and convenient and cars in Playa are not needed...everything is in walking distance!!

At last count there were 17 restaurants within 2 blocks!!

Keywords: Condominium

Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Loft

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • This property has a very large and private rooftop terrace. This terrace has beautiful views of the ocean...the island of Cozumel and the interesting skyline of Playa del Carmen. Terrace has 4 wooden sun chairs with deluxe cushions, a wooden table that seats 6 and an outdoor shower. Terrace is approximately 400 square feet in size. Rooftop is only accessible from a private stairwell that comes out of the unit...not from a public stairwell. This unit also has a loft that will sleep 2 in twin beds. This loft is accessible by ladder and has a 5 foot ceiling....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Ocean View

                      Activities

                      • Golf
                      • Parasailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cycling
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Surfing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Restaurants
                      • Shopping
                      • Tennis
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Swimming
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • A little slice of heaven....

                        A little slice of heaven....

                        • Guest C&C (Austin, TX, USA)
                        • Date of stay 11/09/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/19/13
                        My wife and I were lucky enough to visit Arena Blanca and stay for 1 week November 2013, and I can't express how fantastic our stay was. The location was perfect (close enough to easily access all the fun 5th and the beach had to offer, but far enough that we never once heard the thumping base from the clubs when we were ready to relax/sleep). The view from the terrace was spectacular, the grounds were immaculate, and the unit was tasteful and well-appointed. We miss Playa already!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                      • A perfect Playa honeymoon in a first class condo -

                        A perfect Playa honeymoon in a first class condo -

                        • Guest P & C (Roseville, MN)
                        • Date of stay 03/12/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/25/12
                        What an amazing place – this penthouse condo has everything. The description and pictures are more than right on - it's even better than that. You get to have all the privacy you want and enjoy the Caribbean from the roof top terrace or chill in the Arena Blanca pool. Really spacious and nicely decorated digs. Close to all the excitement of Playa if you want to get wild and crazy but far enough away so you can retreat to the calm end of 5th avenue, which is what we mostly did. We walked to everything – beach is just 5 minutes away, we took our own chairs which were provided by the condo owners for that purpose(nice.) Best restaurants in Playa are in this neighborhood, our favorite was Como Como. Next time we’ll probably do more cooking at the condo since the kitchen had everything we needed to do it. The Arena Blanca staff was so helpful especially with questions about where to go, money exchange places, etc. and they kept the condo and grounds sparkling clean. We had a perfect honeymoon here and our date of departure arrived all too fast. We’ll be back!!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                      • Great Condo - Great Location

                        Great Condo - Great Location

                        • Guest Matt & Misty (Bound Brook, NJ)
                        • Date of stay 02/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/25/12
                        We were able to secure this condo on a last minute trip to Mexico with great satisfaction. The place was felt new, neat, clean and well-maintained. The upstairs terrace was a perfect spot for our morning cocktail, I mean coffee...take your pick. It's central location was perfect for a day at the beach, strolling 5th Ave or venturing only a couple blocks in for some FANTASTIC authentic Mexican food. The suggestion book was on point! We loved breakfast at La Cueva del Chango; the seafood on the beach at La Terraya and Fusion and the whole fried fish just around the corner at Cockteleria Manigua. But our overall favorite meal was probably the tacos at Los Aguachiles.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: We appreciate the feedback!! We love our neighborhood and especially our building...glad to hear that our guests do as well!!

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                      • Clean, quiet, and beautiful!

                        Clean, quiet, and beautiful!

                        • Guest Anne (Atlanta, GA, USA)
                        • Date of stay 07/31/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/04/11
                        My husband and I were able to book this condo with only a few hours notice after we encountered a bit of a lodging crisis. The owner responded quickly, even though it was a Sunday, and made all the arrangements for us to be able to move into his condo within just a few hours! The condo was immaculate - we probably could have eaten off the floor! - and very comfortable! The washer and dryer were a wonderful convenience, and the private rooftop deck was perfect for watching the sun rise over the ocean and enjoying drinks in the evening. The kitchen was well-equipped (sans oven), and there were several personal touches that made this condo really special. We were in easy walking distance to several great restaurants, and the beach is only 3 blocks away. The property manager was easy to reach if we needed anything, and VERY friendly (we sat by the pool for an hour one evening and had a lovely conversation!) In my opinion, Arena Blanca is located in the BEST part of Playa. We were close enough to the "main drag" to not need a car, but just outside the tourist center enough for it to feel quiet and romantic. It was easy to flag down a taxi on the corner for the hot days when we didn't feel like walking. We felt completely safe and secure in this gated complex, and met so many lovely people staying in one of the other 10 condos in the building. We can't wait to go back!

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                      • Penthouse Perfection

                        Penthouse Perfection

                        • Guest Adam (Portland, OR)
                        • Date of stay 06/30/10
                        • Review Submitted 06/24/11
                        Hi Fred and Sue, Just wanted to let you know that everything (and we mean everything) was so perfect during our time at Arena Blanca. Manuel, Jorge and Gladys (and of course Angeles) were just great and welcoming the entire duration of our stay. The apartment, the terrace, the pool were fabulous and we were never in need of anything. Coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening on the terrace were remarkable. The area on 38th and 10th was just perfect as it was definitely more local and not so touristy as the south side of 5th and surrounding areas. I think we are still full from all of the food we ate over the course of 12 days. Just so many great restaurants that are within just a few blocks. We hope to stay with you sometime again in the near future, if only we could take an entire month................Or purchase property in Playa....someday.....It was the best anniversary we have ever had. All the best, Adam & Sierra

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                      • Excellent place to relax

                        Excellent place to relax

                        • Guest carmen g. (San Diego/Baja California Norte)
                        • Date of stay 08/11/10
                        • Review Submitted 08/20/10
                        Just came back from spending a week at this condo which is very close to the beach and to all you need to make your stay comfortable. Excellent staff during the day to assist with anything that may come up and give tips on places to go. Evening security guard does a great job of welcoming you upon return from sightseeing....Our two girls 6 and 11 loved the loft for sleeping and the pool. This is my 5th time to Playa and love to be in a home setting and this was by far the most relaxing. One recomendation would be to add doors to the shower area or a curtain and a bike available in the complex to get around Playa would be nice. The unit is easy to keep clean as it is very functional...all is there umbrella, beach chair, cooler and toys for beach. Angeles was wonderful and will come back for sure to Arena Blanca.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                      • Best location and features in Playa

                        Best location and features in Playa

                        • Guest Young at heart (Tennessee, USA)
                        • Date of stay 06/22/10
                        • Review Submitted 06/30/10
                        My husband -to-be and I just returned from this wonderful Condo and we can't say enough about the experience of staying at Arena Blanca. We loved the photos in this listing but they do not do it justice. Our trip started with some flight difficulties but Angeles was there waiting on us when we arrived 3 hours later than expected. All of the staff were very kind and helpful, even with our language barrier they made sure all of our needs were met and always offered a smile. Fred and Sue have a great book in the condo that gives you so many good tips for restaurants, where to go for everything and general information. The condo was spotless and grounds pristine. Even in the middle of a tropical storm, the pool and outdoor areas including stairwells were spotless before the grass dried. It was also very nice to have the security guard to meet you at the gate every night when we returned. The storm prevented us from moving to Cozumel on Sunday and Angeles was so kind to offer to let us stay since they had a night open. I know the gals had to clean the unit before the next guests arrived but they were gracious and even let us see the larger unit next door as they were cleaning since we hope to bring friends next time. We were so delighted not to have to leave and find a room for one night at the last minute. The condo is very well equipped with everything you could need. The terrace is incredible and views breathtaking. For anyone lucky enough to stay at this great place - you must try the monkey cage (first place in the book for breakfast) its amazing - for all meals and just down the street on the right. We tried several recommended restaurants from the listing and all were great. The little store on the corner toward the beach kept us in all we needed to get through the week. We love Playa and love this condo and can't wait to find our next time to visit. Its in the perfect place to enjoy everything but still have peace and quiet and it is very safe. We came in late at night and walked everywhere with out ever feeling uncomfortable. Thanks Fred, Sue and all the folks at Arena Blanca for a wonderful adventure!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                      • We'll be back!

                        We'll be back!

                        • Guest JohnnieG (Minneapolis)
                        • Date of stay 03/01/10
                        • Review Submitted 04/22/10
                        Arena Blanca is a lovely condo and was very nicely out-fitted. We especially enjoyed the rooftop deck as a place to enjoy our morning coffee, afternoon siesta, and cocktail hour. The condo is at the end of busy "5th Avenue" so it's convenient to the restaurants and activities without being crazy busy. I didn't think a car was necessary - very walker-friendly place. If you're looking for a low stress getaway, this is a great choice!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                      • A great way to experience Playa

                        A great way to experience Playa

                        • Guest Midwesterner in Texas (Austin)
                        • Date of stay 11/26/09
                        • Review Submitted 04/16/10
                        Arena Blanca is a beautiful and well-maintained building. The bougainvillea are so lush, they look like they are dripping off of the exterior walls. This unit was on the third floor, and had amazing nighttime views from the rooftop. We had cocktails on the rooftop multiple evenings. The great thing about this building is the location: close to the beach, and close to the excitement of 5th ave. The interior of the condo is well-decorated...not overdone, but comfortable and stylish. I was with a group, and slept on the pullout couch the first night, then moved to the guest loft for the following nights. It was surprisingly comfortable up there. I would stay in this unit again on my next trip to Playa Del Carmen.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                      May 1 to Nov 15 ....... $135/nt .. $ 900/wk
                      Christmas & Easter .. $275/nt .. $1650/wk
                      

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                      Last updated: 01/22/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: Sue and I love Playa. We have vacationed there for 15 years and love our neighborhood...it has the best of Playa!!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      We love the gardens...our beautiful pool...wonderful staff. We especially like the fact that there are only 11 units.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Spanish Architecture.

                        Spanish Architecture.

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Beautiful pool and gardens...Arena Blanca is special.

                        Beautiful pool and gardens...Arena Blanca is special.

                      • Arena Blanca...one of Playa's Finest...only 4 years old!!

                        Arena Blanca...one of Playa's Finest...only 4 years old!!

                      • This beautiful space is all yours. Sometimes it is windy at the beach!

                        This beautiful space is all yours. Sometimes it is windy at the beach!

                      • WiFi on the roof top terrace...work in private and still enjoy the sun or shade.

                        WiFi on the roof top terrace...work in private and still enjoy the sun or shade.

                      • Tiled and Covered Balcony off Living Room

                        Tiled and Covered Balcony off Living Room

                      • All units separated by a stairway...no shared walls.

                        All units separated by a stairway...no shared walls.

                      • Roof top sunrise.

                        Roof top sunrise.

                      • Terrace off living with table.

                        Terrace off living with table.

                      • Third floor privacy and security.

                        Third floor privacy and security.

                      • Private Roof top Terrace with ocean and Playa skyline view.

                        Private Roof top Terrace with ocean and Playa skyline view.

                      • Comfortable decor.

                        Comfortable decor.

                      • Master with queen.

                        Master with queen.

                      • View from terrace to pool.

                        View from terrace to pool.

                      • Boganvilla pedals all around...........

                        Boganvilla pedals all around...........

                      • A private roof top Palapa and sunchairs for private time in the sun!

                        A private roof top Palapa and sunchairs for private time in the sun!

                      • Private Roof top Palapa for afternoon shade and evening dinners.

                        Private Roof top Palapa for afternoon shade and evening dinners.

                      • Two twin beds in Loft

                        Two twin beds in Loft

                      • Terrace off living...you are in the palms.

                        Terrace off living...you are in the palms.

                      • Yum...........

                        Yum...........

                      • Flowers everywhere!

                        Flowers everywhere!

                      • Private sunning if you choose!

                        Private sunning if you choose!

                      • Family fishing fun...ask Fred...he knows the right guys!

                        Family fishing fun...ask Fred...he knows the right guys!

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