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El Faro Beachfront Oceanview 1 Bedroom Condo Rental - Surf 407

Bedrooms 1
Space 903 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, Oceanview

Welcome to your Surf 407, a beachfront 1 bedroom condo at the El Faro Condominiums. The unit also sits next to the historic and monumental Playa del Carmen lighthouse which is right outside your patio. Spend lazy days on your beachfront patio watching the waves crash while enjoying some freshly caught seafood right off your beach.

The condo comes complete with air conditioning and wireless internet through out. The master suite has a king bed, television and en suite bathroom with his and her sinks, a shower and jetted tub. Ocean views can be enjoyed from both the kitchen, dining area and living room. The living room also has a sleep sofa which sleeps an additional 2 people.

The El Faro Condos are a beachfront community in downtown Playa del Carmen. In Spanish, El Faro means lighthouse, and the distinct Playa del Carmen lighthouse is located on the corner of this property and has been a beacon and a landmark for decades. The lovely El Faro infinity pool complete with lounge chairs and umbrellas is a perfect way to laze around all day. If you'd like to dip in the warm ocean, the beachfront property offers easy access to the soft white sand. The El Faro Condos are located on 10th Street and the beach, only 2 blocks (a 1 minute walk) from the mile long pedestrian boulevard, 5th Avenue, with it's myriad of dining and shopping options.


* Rentals of 1-6 months are plus expenses (electric, TV and internet), unless otherwise stated. Rentals of 6+ months are always plus expenses (electric, TV and internet).

Please note for monthly rentals we will requiere you to sing a credit card authorization form upon check in to guarantee your payment for electric, mayor damage or any loss.


• 1 king bed

• 1 sleep sofa

• 24 hour security

• air conditioning

• balcony

• beachfront

• blender

• CD player

• ceiling fans

• coffee maker

• DVD player

• elevator

• flat screen TV

• fully-equipped kitchen

• fully-furnished with linens and towels

• granite countertops

• hair dryer

• maid service for weekly rentals

• microwave

• ocean views

• outdoor pool

• safe

• satellite TV

• tea kettle

• terrace

• toaster

• wireless internet

More Details

Property Manager
Matt Weatherbee
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Matt Weatherbee

We moved from Boston to Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2008 and we haven't looked back since. We came originally on vacation and saw the opportunity to open a successful property management company. Within 3 months of returning from vacation we had quit our jobs, sold everything (except our condo and car) and drove 4,500 miles from Boston to Playa with our 2 miniature schnauzers. We absolutely love Mexico. The food is fantastic - we eat out often, enjoying a variety of cuisines in one of a kind establishments, most of which are within walking distance of our condo. We have formed a large circle of friends, mostly retired expats, and even host Thanksgiving with usually more than 50 attendees! For Halloween a group of 20+ friends come over, all dressed in costume and we hit 5th Avenue and hand out candy to all the children. It is the most fun day of the entire year! When we are not working, Matt enjoys working out, reading, playing bridge, cooking gourmet meals and visiting the beach. Allan enjoys watching TV, playing blackjack, eating out, going to the movies and also visiting the beach. Matt and Allan

Matt Weatherbee purchased this condo in 2013

Why Matt Weatherbee chose Gonzalo Guerrero

El Faro is ideally located right downtown on the beach and only a 1 minute stroll to 5th Avenue with it's gourmet restaurants, high end shops and relaxing cafes along the mile long pedestrian promenade. The infinity pool is great as is the fitness center. As for the condo itself, you can't beat the ocean views!

What makes this condo unique

You are renting from a professional property management company located in Playa del Carmen called North American Standards. Taking care of you and the property is our full time job and it's our goal to help ensure you have as an enjoyable vacation in paradise as possible. We offer a bilingual staff (English and Spanish) and well as a full time concierge who will meet and greet you. Our concierge can help you plan anything from tours and transportation to baby sitting and restaurant recommendations.


Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 903 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Living Room Sleep Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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El Faro Beachfront Oceanview 1 Bedroom Condo Rental - Surf 407
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Took my daughter and her friend there for Spring Break. Met many locals and had a fantastic time. We left the sliding glass door open and heard the ocean waves morning, noon and night. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tracy, Thank you very much for your valuable time to review your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Warm regards, Matt
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Clean and Accommodating

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here end of May and were pleased with the property. It was our first time renting a property for a vacation. We are used to staying at resorts where amenities are at your finger tips. This type of stay is for those that dont want all that and want the independence. We shopped for our own food or went out. I will say this is not a good time to come as it is the start of the tropical storm season and makes the beaches very dirty with rotting sea weed.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

Condo is very nice and clean. The location is excellent! I will definitely stay there next time visiting Playa Del Carmen.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rick, Thank you very much for sparing your valuable time to review your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Best regards,
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Beachside el Faro

  • 5 of 5

Your beach side retreat at El Faro was a great way to get away from my stressful job in the USA. Can I come back next month?

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely week in Playa. Thanks everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo. Great location

  • 5 of 5

This condo was very nice. I stayed there with girlfriends . It was right on the beach and 1/2 block from 5th ave. I would definitely recommend this condo. We are talking about going back next year only we couldn't stop talking about how great it was and now more people want to come. Thanks to everyone involved with this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
1st Avenue
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
306 Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
5th Avenue
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

* Rentals of 1-6 months are plus expenses (electric, TV and internet), unless otherwise stated. Rentals of 6+ months are always plus expenses (electric, TV, internet, water and gas).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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