'Walk to Everything' Spacious Penthouse Condo with Great Pool!
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Rosa Blanca condo description
Escape to the idyllic, tropical paradise home of Casa de Sueno! Everyone who knows 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 Playacar neighborhood for security yet close to all restaurants and shops on 5th Avenue
* Casa de Sueno means House of Dreams
* Our complex, Rosa Blanca, is small - just 12 units, very peaceful and quiet with beautiful gardens - and you will be the only people at the large pool
OUR REPEAT GUESTS TELL US THEIR FAVORITE THINGS ARE:
* Large relaxing balcony with beautiful view
* Privacy of our balcony due to our top floor, corner unit location
* 2 Mountain Bikes
* Free WIFI
* Free calls home to U.S./Canada with our Magic Jack
* Charcoal Grill
* In-house Washer and Dryer
* 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. 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 soothing 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 spacious condo is laid out more like a house than a typical condo. 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 your 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 reading lamps and side tables for storage. Sliding doors in each bedroom open out to small step-out balconies that let in plenty of light and overlook the picturesque street.
Two sets of sliding glass doors open up from the den and dining area to an open balcony furnished with new teak furniture - both 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 coatimundi which will 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 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. There are plenty of large trees for shade a bit back from the water, or you can take the beach umbrellas and be 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
- On floor 3
- 1500 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Hair dryer, shampoo and lotion provided
Kitchen & Dining
Nice stainless steel appliances, pots and pans, crockpot, blender, coffee maker and all cooking utensils are included. You have everything you need to cook a simple breakfast or Christmas dinner....moreless
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- Iron & Board
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- Hair Dryer
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Pool & Spa
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Golf Course View
- Not Necessary
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- 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 quiet neighborhood, you are 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....moreless
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When you find a place that has it all you want to shout it from the rooftops. If you love comfort, relaxation, great people and proximity to everything then this is the place for you. We made it our home and so will you. Thanks for sharing.
- Guest Uncorked (Kelowna, BC Canada)
- Date of stay 01/26/14
- Review Submitted 02/19/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
A little slice of heaven
A little slice of heaven
My husband and I stayed here for a week and we are pleased to say that it certainly exceeded our expectations. The condo is beautiful with so much charm and character. The pictures are an accurate reflection of the level of detail in the décor. Laurie responded to all of our questions immediately which was really appreciated. As indicated in the overview, the location is ideal for taking advantage of all Playa del Carmen has to offer. It is only 5-10 minutes, at a leisurely pace, into 5th avenue via a lush and tropical avenue in front of the condo. The best part was being able to start and end the day in the tranquility of this property. The condo has everything you could possibly need during your vacation. The owners have compiled a binder with detailed information on Playa with recommendations of restaurants, tour brochures, suggestions, taxi info etc. We made great use of it. The property manager, Laura, was extremely helpful and helped us get settled when we arrived. The owners installed a magic jack which helped us to keep in touch with family and friends in Canada. Loved this feature! We highly recommend this property. We have already booked a return visit for next year! Thank you again Laurie and Laura. You made our first venture into condo vacationing a real treat and a great experience. See ya next year!!!
- Guest robert w.
- Date of stay 11/16/13
- Review Submitted 12/08/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Perfect Vacation Home
Perfect Vacation Home
Everything about Laurie's Casa de Sueno at Rosa Blanca Condomiums in Playacar was what we had hoped for. Laura and Diana of Moskito both met us at the condo on our arrival just to make sure everything was in order. The complex itself is beautiful and quiet. We had the pool to ourselves. The condo is spacious, clean, and made a great base camp for our vacation. There are even two TV's in case not everyone can agree on what to watch. We have stayed in homes, resorts, and hotels on previous visits to the region. Staying at Rosa Blanca was perfect for us because of the location. We like spending our evenings in PDC searching for the perfect taco but also prefer getting out for day trips to the various beaches and places of interest to the South of PDC. Although we rented a car, it is completely unnecessary. Taxis are cheap and plentiful and the collectivos are a fun option for the slightly more adventurous. Laurie as well as the girls from Moskito were a joy to work with and always accessible. I would highly recommend a stay at Rosa Blanca to anyone planning a vacation in the area.
- Guest Ken (Denver, Colorado)
- Date of stay 10/17/13
- Review Submitted 11/04/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
Look no further! This condo has it all!
Look no further! This condo has it all!
We had a fabulous vacation at Playa del Carmen. This condo has everything you need as well as being centrally located to the beach and downtown. The condo was well-maintained and very clean. We even had maid service 3 days a week. We were even met upon arrival by Laura (from Moskito) who showed us around the condo and explained how to use all the features. We'd never had that before! In fact, we had great communication between the owners (Mark and Laurie) and with Moskito (property management). We spent a glorious two weeks enjoying the beach, great restaurants, and exploring the area. We felt totally safe during the day and evening. We did not rent a car and did just fine walking everywhere. I loved riding bikes on the many bike paths around (totally flat). We can't say enough good things about our visit. We always use vbro.com to find places to stay, and this was definitely one of the best. Have fun--use pescos, practice a few Spanish phrases, ride in a collectivo,try some new foods, and you'll have the time of your life.
- Guest Sun lover (Missouri)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/29/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are always so delighted when our guests tell us how much they enjoyed their vacations in our condo! Thanks so much, Susan, for the nice comments.
Well equipped condoGuest comment entered by owner
Well equipped condo
Hi Laurie, We had a wonderful time in Playa and your condo was perfect. Patricia and I spent the last 15 minutes trying to figure out some useful feedback that we could give you. Apart from the Internet service reliability, we could not think of anything else. In fact, we felt that you had equipped the apartment better than what we would have thought of. And everything was so well organized. You seemed to have thought about a lot of minute details and set things up very well for potentially unfamiliar guests. The bikes were great as we're two of the three beach chairs (the third needs some maintenance). And I cannot say enough positive things about Laura, Moskito, and Gaby!!! They were simply wonderful. Laura, we did go to El Pirata (twice!) Trattoria (twice as well) and will make it to Piola the next time we are there. Your recommendations were excellent for quality and for value. So, thanks very much, y'all!!! Note from Owner: The issue with spotty internet service is a new one, and we are working to fix that as it has never been an issue before in the five years we have owned the condo. We also are purchasing new beach chairs to replace the ones that are now a bit worn. Everything should be perfect for your next stay! (Jeyant is returning in August for a second visit!).
- Guest Jeyant
- Date of stay 05/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/26/13
Great vacation!Guest comment entered by owner
Beth & Doug, Grand Rapids, Michigan We had a great vacation in Mexico! Cozumel, Tulum, Playa, Akumal. We really enjoyed your home. You are so thoughtful with providing all the little extras making it that much more enjoyable! The bikes, the chairs, everything! Maria was great and helpful. Thanks again.
- Guest Beth and Doug
- Date of stay 12/07/12
- Review Submitted 04/20/13
If you rent this unit...you will not be sorry! Everything is perfect! The owners have thought of everything. We would highly recommend it. It is clean and well maintained. The location is awesome. We have rented it twice already and have just re-booked for a third visit! That should say it all! Thanks Laurie and Mark!
- Guest wannabeinplaya (CANADA)
- Date of stay 02/13/13
- Review Submitted 03/18/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Owner response: It's such a delight to share our home with people who value it and take such good care of it as you do! Thank you, Lori, for all your nice comments.
Great Family Vacation Spot
Great Family Vacation Spot
We had a fantastic family vacation in Laurie and Mark's condo! We were there 8 great days. Since we are from the same city, Laurie personaly met with us and gave us tons of tips for getting around Playa and the surrounding areas. We traveled with our two daughters ages 10 and 14. They loved it! The condo is very pretty and had such nice amenities. Laurie's recomendation that we go down to Akumal to swim with the turtles was great as we ended up going there twice. We also loved walking into to Playa each night and seeing all the people on 5th Ave. The beaches are so beautiful and just seem to go on with out ever stopping. We chose to swim with the Dolphins while there as well and this was one the best experiences any of us has ever had. (Be prepared to pay dearly for the dolphin pics though as you can't bring in a camera) Our other big adventure was heading down to see Mayan ruins at Tulum. We splurged for the private tour guide and were so glad we did. Otherwise, we would have just seen it and not learned the planning and history behind the ruins. Upon arriving I made my first mistake and didn't listen to Laurie's advice about taking a cab from the bus station because we were traveling with children. Trying to haul all our luggage without knowing where we were going in the summer heat was not our best move. I listened to all of Laurie's advice from that point forward and things went much better lol. The collectivos she mentioned were very handy and a cheap way to travel. Our girls weren't too fond of them but but we loved how much cheaper it was and let us experience more of the local flavor. Laurie and Mark's restaurant recommendations were very accurate and much appreciated. We often ate breakfast at the condo, packed a lunch and then ate out for dinner. We also had the unusual experience to watch the summer Olympics on Mexican TV in spanish. We never knew that archery was such a big sport in Mexico! It was great to go back to the condo after a great dinner and watch the Olympics before bed. When we go back to Playa Del Carmen this is where we will be staying again!
- Guest Dennis M (United States)
- Date of stay 07/23/12
- Review Submitted 03/17/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Dennis, I am so glad that your family enjoyed your time in our condo! Your review made me laugh out loud. We love sharing our hints and tips with guests, even if they don't always follow them! Thank you for the nice compliments.
The Best!Guest comment entered by owner
Before I go into how amazing our trip to Playa del Carmen was, I want to acknowledge and congratulate you both on a spectacular condo, and thank you sincerely for all the “small details” that make this apartment outstanding. This was our final destination on a 6 week trip through the USA and Mexico. Having a 5 and a 3 year old child, we decided to rent condos rather than stay in hotels. Without reservation, your condo was THE BEST condo we stayed in. The location is incredible, the complex beautiful, your neighbors incredibly friendly and kind and the layout of the condo, perfect for us. However, it was the additional details of the condiments, paper towels, coffee, and the wonderful resources in the laundry room that gave your condo such a personal touch. The effort & detail you went to in your emails & website to ensure we were fully equipped with information and directions was phenomenal, and we were deeply grateful. I want to also mention wonderful Maria who was so fantastic; and Bianca who Maria organized for us as a babysitter. We absolutely LOVED Playa. It is everything you imagine paradise to be. We took Maria’s advice and visited Xcaret. It was really impressive, so very well done, and the evening show was brilliant. My husband took the opportunity to dive the “Taj Mahal” and was so impressed, he felt it was the best diving he had ever done. I also took Maria’s advice and took a tour exploring Rio Secreto. It was absolutely beautiful. We have loved Playa del Carmen and can’t wait to come back!
- Guest Danielle
- Date of stay 11/01/12
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
Best birthday trip ever!Guest comment entered by owner
Best birthday trip ever!
Wow! What a beautiful home you have shared with us. Our 10th anniversary and Karla’s birthday will forever be a treasured memory. Playa del Carmen is so nice, we had never seen such lovely blue water. Tulum ruins interesting, but God’s creation before them awesome. There is so much to do here, we have lots of great photos. Our dream vacation has come true. The tips and notes on your blog most helpful. Thanks again!
- Guest Joe and Karla
- Date of stay 10/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
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Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2014
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Dec 14, 2014
3 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 10, 2015
7 night min stay
Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2015
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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For stays of 3-4 weeks, we charge the rental rate for 2 weeks plus the cost of electricity during your stay (plus an additional $300 during high season). This is a considerable savings if you watch your air conditioning usage.
50% of rent and deposit is due upon reservation to hold your dates. The remaining balance is due 30 prior to arrival. We accept payment using credit cards by Deposit Guard (3% fee) or Paypal (5% fee) and also wire transfers (for your protection, please call the number on the listing prior to sending a wire to confirm that you are actually dealing with Laurie),
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- Nearest Airport: Cancun airport at 45 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We have been traveling to Mexico for more than ten 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
Why the Owner Chose Rosa Blanca:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Unlike many condo vacation rentals in the area, the layout of ours is quite unique. Many 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!
- Primary: (409) 790-4307 (Texas, USA)
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Casa de Sueno is in the RosaBlanca complex - just 12 units share our pool
The open plan kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals or snacks.
Our 3rd floor balcony gives us a beautiful view of the golf course and pool.
Comfy chairs, towels and pool floats are waiting for you! Just bring your book.
Storage in the Master Bedroom
Tub and shower combination in the Master Bathroom
Open floor plan means plenty of space for a family or two couples to spread out.
Second bedroom with a full size plus a twin size bed.
We start each day on our balcony catching up with the world with our wifi.
A coatimundi visits the pool.
Mark cooking up dinner on the grill.
We call this 'our beach' - it's the Playacar beach closest to the condo.
Plenty of seating to enjoy satellite TV or a movie on our new (comfy) furniture
Plenty of counter and prep space in the large kitchen
Our large pool is the perfect place to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon!
King size bed in the master bedroom
Cabinets have plenty of room for hanging clothes plus more drawers
New cabinets and vanity with plenty of space to share
Second Bathroom with glass shower.
Breakfast on the balcony anyone?
Washer/Dryer and bikes located in the condo.
Rosa Blanca, our complex.
Another pool shot - great place for a relaxing lunch by the pool
This is our beautiful street.
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