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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Margaritas II condo description
Our condo is a perfect place either for couples, families or small groups - really anyone who wants to indulge in the Mexican way of life and at the same time the sophisticated international ambiance of Playa del Carmen.
Margaritas II is a beautiful condo development centrally located a few minutes walk from Playa del Carmen’s famous 5th Avenue, its world famous white sand beaches and its fantastic restaurants and shopping. A lovely white adobe-style building that is both Mexican traditional and at the same time Mexican modern, the complex is three floors high and comprises four buildings which are arranged in a rectangle. This creates a huge courtyard. Here you will find tropical flowering plants, tall palm trees (that attract various colourful birds and butterflies), two very large identical figure-eight shaped swimming pools which are surrounded by grass - a rare commodity found in few Playa condos. Other outdoor amenities include sun chairs, a palapa gazebo and two tables and chairs for pool-level dining.
One short flight of stairs up, you enter our spacious 1200 square foot condo. Opening the door you find a spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen area. Beautifully designed, our condo is artist-owned and thus has original contemporary art throughout, by respected international and Mexican artists.
The living area is furnished with imported Italian modern furniture which include two leather sofas (one of which is a fold-down double futon) and two white leather side chairs (which now have ultra contemporary custom brocaded grey satin slip covers on them). Big and spacious yet filled with soft filtered light, the living space has both traditional Mexican decorative touches (such as a tin rosa sagrado corazon - red sacred heart) as well as contemporary Mexican art by well known Playa artist Jacobo Roa (see his work at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jacobo-roa.html).
Opposite this sofa and chair grouping is a custom built-in shelf system that holds a 43' LED TV, a Blueray player, and a Sky Tv cable box. There are numerous DVDs from action to children's titles. A small mp3 player speaker system and a box with several board games are kept there as well.
The dining suite is comprised of four Italian leather and chrome chairs and an Italian glass and wood table. Above it is hung a white chandelier that is both unique and elegant - as well a being very 'in' right now. This grouping is backgrounded by a wall of white satin and sheer curtains which let in a beautiful diffused light. They cover the almost-wall sized window and patio door which leads out to the balcony.
There you will find several tropical plants including a local orchid. The high-end rattan settee and accompanying two chairs are traditional in style (which means: comfy!). They have deep soft quality cushions which makes for hours of easy relaxing. Beside them are two mosaic side tables made from traditional Mexican tile. The balcony overlooks one of the pools and is a perfect place to spend a relaxing time with a cold beer or margarita! Ahhhh...
Back inside, the kitchen is open to the dining room and separated from it by a granite breakfast bar. In fact all the counters in the kitchen are granite. The cupboards, which were refinished two years ago, are stocked with flatware, dinnerware, cooking utensils, kitchen gizmos and several small electric appliances - everything you might need or expect. There is also a Delonghi espresso maker and a blender which is perfect for making smoothies. A gas stove and oven and a stainless steel LG refrigerator finish things off. Oh and the sink has a big window above it which allows for even more light in the condo. Off the kitchen is a storage/laundry room with a fill size Whirlpool washer.
Off the living room is a two piece half-bath/powder room. The two large bedrooms are located off the living room as well. They are at the back of the condo which makes them immune to any disturbance. Each bedroom has its own attached full bathroom which includes a large walk-in shower. Both bedrooms have windows which allows for air and light. Both of these rooms are furnished with Italian upholstered headboards and are topped with oh-so-comfy Sealy pillow top mattresses. Several sets of quality linens are provided for each bed, along with extra pillows. One of the bedrooms has a large walk-in closet while the other has a wall of custom made wooden closets. Both have built-in shelves and drawers. That means there is lots of storage for your things while you are in the condo. And the walkin closet provides easy access to your luggage. As you might expect, both bedrooms have original art as well.
The living room and the bedrooms each has a ceiling fan as well as an individually controlled air conditioning unit to keep things comfortable for you when the sun is at its hottest.
Our bright, spacious and exceptionally clean second floor unit, B208, has everything you expect from a quality vacation rental property but without the expense of a full service hotel.
We know you will enjoy staying here!
- 3 story
- On floor 2
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 2.5 Baths
- Artist owned, Margaritas II is located in the sophisticated Italian/European area off 5th avenue. Our just renovated 1200 square feet 2nd floor condo overlooks the beautiful 50' pool from our balcony. Furnished in urban/contemporary style, restful palm-treed courtyard, 24 hour security guards, built 2008, exceptionally clean, 2 large bedrooms each with queen sized beds, double-bed futon in living room, granite countertops in kitchen, keyed entrance, near supermarket, 2 blocks to organic and fresh fruit and vegetable market, 4 blocks to numerous international restaurants and elegant boutiques, 2 blocks to numerous local restaurants. Maid service available....moreless
- DVD Player:
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Large living room with one Italian leather sofa and one custom made leather sofa. Designer side chairs and Italian coffee table. Large comfortable space with beautiful ambient light in the daytime. ...moreless
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Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
Holiday Season: (Christmas, New Years, Easter) ...................$1400/Week High Season: (Jan 08 - Apr 30 - Excluding Easter Week) ........$ 900/Week Mid Season: (May 1 - Aug 31)..................................$ 725/Week Low Season: (Sept.1 - Dec. 15) ...............................$ 700/Week All rates are negotiable. Monthly Rates Are Available. Damage Deposit of US$300.00 on arrival; returned immediately on checkout
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Car: Not Necessary
Just one or two blocks away from our condo's location in Playa, you will the Mega store, which is similar to Walmart only larger. Their in-store supermarket is phenomenal with perhaps the largest fresh meat and seafood counter we have ever seen anywhere. If Walmart is what you want, it is only four blocks away.
Within a few blocks of our condo, you will find numerous local restaurants of exceptional quality serving everything from the best cuts of meat (the famous 'El Fogon' which is written about in most guidebooks is just two blocks from us), to the freshest of seafood (the best ceviche in town is also just down the street), to organic smoothies and meals served at Playa's only 'health food' market (again, just two blocks away). As we are also in the area of Playa where European tourists and especially Italian tourists like to stay, you will find all kinds of bistros and fine European restaurants within a short walking distance. There are several Italian dining establishments just down the street and numerous coffee houses as well.
Playa's two main attractions are its beaches and Fifth Avenue. Mamitas Beach is the closest beach to our condo - just a few minutes walk away. It is one of the most sophisticated of the beaches in Playa with famous clubs and restaurants right there on the beach (the Kool Club and Mamitas Beach Club). The world famous BPM Festival (Beats Per Minute) is held at Mamitas Beach each January and the Playa del Carmen International Jazz Festival is held there in December - Both FREE! And on the beach!!
Here as well you will find beach volleyball, parasailing, paddle boarding, snorkelling, and jet skiing. Also, numerous dive shop offer scuba lessons that will have you in the deep clear blue water in no time.
If shopping is more your style, Fifth Avenue (Avenida Quinta) in Playa del Carmen offers some of Mexico's best traditional handicrafts stores alongside numerous upscale designer clothing, jewelry and high end craft boutiques. You can even rent a car to go to Cancun where you will find several American-style shopping plazas with tenants from Sears, Home Depot and Costco to Cartier and Tiffany.
Playa del Carmen and region offers many activities. Take a day-trip to the fantastic ancient Mayan ruin site in nearby Tulum where you can swim in the ocean with towering cliffs above you - cliffs topped by Mayan temples. Or take a day tour to one of the most important World Heritage Sites on the planet at Chichen Itza, a perfectly preserved and massive Mayan temple site with numerous stone structures. Very mesmerizing. Or go for a day trip to Valladolid, a traditional Mexican colonial town that exudes history and authenticity.
All in all, you will find almost everything you need or want out of your vacation within a close range.
Of course if relaxing is what you want, you have come to the right place. Beaches, sunshine, palm trees, cool ocean breezes, margaritas. Mmmm. And of course, our condo complex is located on one of the quieter streets in Playa so relaxation around the pool or on our balcony overlooking it is a great way to spend the whole day.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: My wife and I are world travellers (we just spent January to April, 2013 in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam; and April and May, 2014 in Paris and Morocco). We have been to and seen a lot of places. Ten years ago we decided to escape the North American winter by visiting Mexico over the December break. We had never been to Mexico before but immediately appreciated the environment, the people and the culture. First we spent time on the west coast (where we found the ocean to be too cold and the beaches too rocky) and then later in Cancun (where we found the weather and beaches to be exactly what we had been looking for from a short tropical vacation in the winter). We took a day trip to Playa del Carmen from there, not knowing what to expect, and immediately fell in love with it. On the bus ride back to Cancun we decided that Playa was where we wanted to buy a home for our retirement. We do not regret it. But as we only come to Playa for a few weeks a year, we decided to rent out our condo to others who want to experience Playa del Carmen.
Why the Owner Chose Margaritas II:
We looked long and hard for our condo over several years and then we found the Margaritas II condo complex. We purchased this particular property for several reasons. It has both traditional Mexican and Modern Mexican architectural touches. This appeals to us very much as many other condos we looked at to buy were either too impersonally 'modern' (you could be anywhere on the planet) nor over done in 'Mexican' style (with too many cliches about Mexican culture...). Our complex seems to represent the best of both worlds to us. Our purchase also had to do also with location: while we like Playacar, it is too far from the center and requires a car to get around; while we like the 'American' end of Avenida Quinta, we find there are too many familiar franchise chain restaurants. However, we really like the north end of Avenida Quinta where we are located as it is more international in the flavour and scope of the shops and restaurants. From our location, we can easily get to almost anywhere in Playa by foot. In fact, the Margaritas II condo complex is very popular with vacationers for its ideal location: it is central but no more than a short few blocks walk to: 5th Avenue with its upscale boutique shopping, the beach, Walmart, an organic food market, a world-class gym, several yoga studios, cafes and bistros, local and upscale Mexican and Italian restaurants. It is no more than a short taxi ride (very inexpensive) to any of the large malls at the edge of town (one has a Sears store; another a luxury Liverpool department Store). And the beach...the beach with all its fun amenities is only a short walk away. We bought our particular unit, B208, because unlike some others, it is located very centrally in the complex, not near the entrance or tucked out of the way around a corner. Our condo is ideally located overlooking the pool but away from the street traffic.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We looked long and hard at many condos before deciding on buying in the Margaritas II complex four years ago. Since then we have been renting it to tourists like us who know that Playa is a great place to spend some deeply relaxing time. We have renovated our condo several times to accommodate not only our own taste but the needs of our renters. We know you will enjoy all the quality amenities we have there. Our condo is a great choice for anyone who wants the ambiance of a hotel but does not want the expense of a full service hotel. A condo situation like ours makes the vacation experience more intimate and friendly. You will get to know Luis, the daytime security guard/doorman who is the sweetest guy (but 'no-nonsense' when it comes to his duties), the caretaker/gardener and others. You can be social with other vacation renters and fill time resident/owners here if you want. Or you can use the condo as a base from which you can spend most of your time out and about. We particularly love spending time on the balcony, having morning breakfast out there; as well as evening drinks overlooking the now lit-up pools and courtyard. Very magical.
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Beautiful courtyard - lush with plants - has a large and refreshingly cool pool
Custom leather and sleek Italian furniture. Original art throughout.
Coordinated throughout in contemporary colors of white and expresso brown
White chandelier adds to the contemporary vibe in this sophisticated space
Kitchen has granite countertops, six burner gas stove and numerous appliances
Wine glasses, margarita glasses, highball glasses - for cocktail hour
Guest bedroom has very calm ambiance. Custom built closets occupy one whole wall
Master bedroom at night is restful and intimate.
Courtyard and pool illuminated at night creates a very 'sparkling' environment
We are located directly overlooking the pool on the second floor.
South end exterior view: stunning building with unique details
This photo speaks for itself! NO Photoshopping here - or in any of these image
Living room in daytime, looking toward balcony windows. Lots of light and space
Futon folds down to accommodate two more in your group. Understated ambience
Italian glass, wood and leather + a chandelier create an elegant, calm space
Full dinnerware, glassware and cutlery sets, for relaxed eating or fine dining.
Kitchen remodelled with espresso brown cabinets and stainless steel refridgertor
Light filled master bedroom; queen sized Sealy pillow top mattress.
Both bedrooms have their own full bathrooms, each with numerous amenities
Guest bedroom becomes even more inviting at night.
The large courtyard pool is perfect for cooling off in during the heat. Loungers
Our balcony is furnished with high end white wicker and overstuffed cushions
Margaritas II: a sleek mix of traditional and Modern Mexican architectural style
Your first view of the central courtyard at Margaritas II
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