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Beachfront Premier Penthouse /High end updated interior/Luna F3 Susan Mattingly

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

In the heart of the Riviera Maya, Luna Encantada provides the perfect beachfront escape at this exclusive condominium. This newly constructed penthouse unit overlooks the infinity edge pool and turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Playa del Carmen has become one of Mexico’s most charming and unique international destinations with a three-story height restriction and a pedestrian friendly small town atmosphere.

The incredible location of Luna Encantada, places you beachfront and only one block from the center of the famous Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) walking mall. Here you will find a collection of boutique shops, restaurants, open-air bars and nightclubs. Visit Cozumel by ferry (just three blocks away), Isla Mujeres, Xel-ha, or the ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba, or Tulum. Whether your desire is to shop, golf, snorkel, scuba, windsurf, parasail, fish, bike, boat, jet ski, hike or walk, this home away from home places you in the center of it all!

Take a two-minute walk to beachside bistros for breakfast or lunch. Dinner choices range from regional Mexican cuisine to five-star dining. Or enjoy your own feast on your private roof-top terrace, fully equipped with a stainless steel Viking grill and sink, encapsulated by granite countertops. Custom benches, a picnic table, and two swinging hammocks complete the rooftop, making this the best escape whether reading a book, watching the sunset, grilling your fresh caught fish from the day, or simply entertaining!

This home offers guests a culturally perfected three-bedroom condominium, with no details overlooked. The three spacious rooms comfortably accommodate six people. The master suite, with attached bathroom and walk-in closet, has one king-size bed. The other two bedrooms have one queen-size bed each, with ample closet space, and share one bathroom.

A fully appointed gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops has everything you would need to make a gourmet meal. The bathrooms are luxurious with hand carved marble sink bowls and walk-in glass showers. Travertine marble floors cover and cool the entire condominium and spills out onto the private covered terrace before rounding the corner to continue up to the roof-top.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROPERTY

• HOW DO WE GET THERE FROM CANCUN AIRPORT? Playa is a 45-minute drive south of the airport. We provide a private van service for $185 round trip, max 8 people, child seats available. Other options: Taxi $70 one-way, Rental car, Hourly Express bus.

• WHERE IS THE PROPERTY? Luna is located in the heart of Playa’s main tourist district at Calle 6 and the beach, ½ block from Fifth Avenue. Fifth Avenue is a world famous, 40+-block pedestrian promenade with relaxed cafes and gourmet restaurants, exclusive lounges, and al fresco bars, intriguing boutiques and local purveyors of all types and variety.

• IS LUNA ENCANTADA TRULY BEACHFRONT? Yes and all the condos that we represent in Luna have stunning ocean views.

• CAN WE SWIM AND SNORKEL IN THE OCEAN IN FRONT OF LUNA? Our beach is rated as one of the top beaches in Mexico because of it’s soft white sand and calm aqua blue water providing safe and enjoyable swimming conditions for people of all ages. The reef off our shore offers excellent snorkeling conditions with a multitude of colorful coral formations and exotic fish and marine life but you will need to hire a snorkeling guide with a boat to get there. We recommend the Hobie Cat guide that operates right from our beach.

• DO WE NEED A CAR? Not necessarily because Playa is pedestrian friendly and we are close to everything. We typically walk or cab around town and rent a car on an as needed basis for regional excursions. We offer complimentary parking in our secure garage and have several car rental agencies within a few blocks.

• WHERE DO WE GROCERY SHOP? We have several small markets within one block and several full service grocery stores within 7 blocks.

• HOW OFTEN DO WE GET MAID SERVICE? We offer every other day house keeping that includes fresh linens, bath and beach towels, soap, shampoo, paper towels, bottled purified water, laundry detergent for the washer/dryer room, and trash removal.

• DO YOU HAVE TV, PHONE AND INTERNET SERVICE? We have cable TV, high speed wireless internet, and a phone with free long distance calling to the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Italy, France, Spain and Ireland.

• CAN YOU RECOMMEND ACTIVITIES AND RESTAURANTS? We visit Playa five times a year so we are constantly updating our list of favorite activities and restaurants that we send to all of our guests along with detailed arrival information.

• CAN YOU GIVE US SOME OPTIONS OF OTHER AVAILABLE CONDOS IN LUNA? Yes, just click on our Luna rentals website and photo album link that is located on this website just below the calendar for info and availability on all our listings in the building. (We handle the rentals for 14 out of a total of 24 Luna condos).

• DO YOU OFFER CONCIERGE SERVICES? We offer Personal Assistance for transportation, grocery shopping, babysitting, in-house massage, tours & excursions, tee times, and emergency & medical assistance.

• DO WE NEED TO GET PESOS? Not necessarily. All stores and restaurants in Playa will take dollars and Euros. There are ATMs nearby and places to change money. We usually take about 100 dollars in ones, fives, and tens, which are very handy for tipping, and short cab rides around town.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Mattingly
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

Amenities

Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master Suite - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sailboat
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Beachfront Premier Penthouse /High end updated interior/Luna F3 Susan Mattingly
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Amazing Beachfront Condo

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about staying in F3 at Luna Encantada. The 3 bedrooms are very comfortable and spacious. While we didn't cook the kitchen would be fantastic for anyone wanting to do so. The property management on site provided filtered water so that is a plus as well. One of the best parts of the condo is the rooftop deck with hammocks, seating and table, and a grill. After the sun has retreated from the beach and pool for the day you can always go up to the rooftop for a couple extra hours of sunlight. The beach was phenomenal as well. Walking the beach strip daily it's very noticeable that Luna has one of the best taken care of parts of the beach along the playa strip. There is staff that setups up beach chairs daily and will order drinks and food from restaurants next door. The location is also perfectly situated right on the beach but also just off 5th avenue for a quick walk to shopping and food in the evenings. Would definitely return to Luna Encantada and F3 in particular.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

amazing 3 bedroom Carmen Del Playa Condo with a great rooftop patio

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful 3 bedroom condo with an amazing rooftop patio with hammocks and cushioned benches & chairs. Everything worked great (AC, WIFI, filtered water also provided). Beach was nice and clean with great food and drink service on the beach from the restaurant next door. The staff sets up lounge chairs and umbrellas on the beach for guests.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Penthouse F3! The private rooftop "living room" is a great place to gather with family and friends. Please come back and stay again anytime. Susan Mattingly PlayaLuxury Rentals
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5

Comfortable and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I was nervous to book a place I'd never seen, especially a condo where so many things could go wrong. We picked PDC as a spot to bring our two adult children and our 7 year old for all the obvious reasons. The question was: how do we all stay together? I obsessed over finding a three bedroom condo with a pool on the ocean. In fact I basically obsessed so much that places in my top 5 were getting rented. Luna Encantada looked great and we just decided to go for it.

First, booking through Susan was basically booming through the US. It was a concern that we would show up and something wouldn't be right or there would be a bait and switch of some sort. But the booking was easy and simple and perfect.

Second, the location of the condo right on the water is no joke. I'm typing on my phone from the balcony looking over the pool and listening to the waves. It seems like a small pool in the photos compared to the mega resorts but it's quite large and was perfect for our 7 year to run back and forth to the beach. The water is 3.5 feet deep all around. There are 17 people in the pool right now (most of the last two weeks there have been 0-4 people in the pool).

We are one third of a block to 5th street and all restaurants and shops and about 3/10s of a mile to Walmart for all groceries. It's a 70 peso cab ride back with a full load. The staff at the condo is friendly. The AC blows cold. The Wifi is pretty strong (spotty at times). Some people complained about no American TV. We signed into our Netflix account on the smart TV on day 4 or 5 and that gave us some veg out time.

The beds are all comfortable. Both bathrooms are great. This place is well worth the cost and I can't imagine staying anywhere else. In fact, I can't imagine vacationing anywhere else. I'm a little sad to be heading home at this point but I suppose we gotta get back to work to pay for the next trip,

A couple of additional notes: 1) with our 7 year old we would probably get a ground floor room next time to walk out to the pool. 2) other than using the gas grill and a couple of times with the kids in the hammock we didn't use the penthouse deck that was so important to me. 3) there are several unrelated families here who seem to know each other from previous trips and I really like that. The 7 year old found another little girl to play with and, as that is one of our biggest challenges on vacation where adults want to just relax and she wants attention, that had been great.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO GLAD YOU HAD A GREAT TRIP. PLEASE JOIN US AGAIN AT LUNA ENCANTADA. SUSAN, PLAYA LUXURY RENTALS
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5

Playa was it it's best in this 3 bedroom condo with rooftop patio and views!

  • 5 of 5

My 50th Birthday was a success and staying at Luna Encantada made it even better! Our week was spent at the beach, pool and on the rooftop deck! It was also wonderful to be able to get a $20 daily one hour massage right next door. Our family loved this high end condo right on the ocean and we will come again and again. I would recommend this place to everybody!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your family had a good time. Come visit us again-maybe for your 51st!. Playa Luxury Rentals team
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5

Perfect in Playa

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation consisted of the beach, pool, the rooftop deck, and bed! The description was accurate and the photos truly depict the warm colors and comfort. The owner was very helpful in answering all of our questions before and during. The proximity to the beach and the "umbrella guy" made the trip! Even though it was "the rainy season" the scattered storms just added to the ocean vistas. We recommend the nachos at Fusion, the guacamole from the small bar right outside the gate, and La Parilla for dinner, only two blocks down 5th ave. Should we return to the Playa area, we would definitely stay at Luna.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is absolutely the pe...

  • 5 of 5

This is absolutely the perfect place to stay in Playa-access to 5th ave with none of the noise. The views from the roof are spectacular while the balcony off the living room offers an ocean view for breakfast. We just loved this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2007
  • Stayed: Mar 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cozumel
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Coast Hwy
Car: not necessary

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