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Fabulous Newly Remodeled *****5 star***** 1st Ave Penthouse. Read our reviews!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bdrm, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 4

Newly Remodeled in October 2015. We are looking for mature professionals who will treat our beautiful home with care and respect.

5 minute walk to the beach, 2 minute walk to 5th.

Fiesta Playa is a spacious penthouse and the largest in the Hacienda San Jose complex of just 24 units.

It is the next best thing to a single family home, boasting over 2100 square feet.

Tastefully decorated Hacienda Style with fine quality furnishings, artwork and beautiful Mexican tile floors throughout the unit. Offers three full levels of living space. On the first level there is a very large entertaining kitchen area with bar seating and glass top dining room table, which seats six. Granite counters and all new stainless steel appliances. The living area with entertainment center overlooks the gorgeous swimming pool and lush gardens below. There is also a laundry room and a beautiful half bath with hand carved stone sink.

On the second level each bedroom has a king size bed with private bath, A/C and ceiling fans. The master bath has marble shower area Mexican inlayed tile floors and double sinks with granite counters. Both bedrooms overlook the pool and garden areas as well.

The newly remodeled prized penthouse level is a beautifully lighted landscaped, luxurious roof top terrace with over 500 sq. Ft. From here there are views of the gardens and swimming pool below. There are 2 palapas, lounge chairs, cushioned outdoor sofas, table for 6 and a hammock area. There is also a outdoor shower and Weber BBQ grill. This area is private and only for you. It is not common area.

Grocery Stores: Approx 10-15 min. walk or $3 cab ride to the grocery stores, Super Walmart or Mega (Mexico's version of Super Walmart). Liquor and Convenience stores are located a block away.

Beach Clubs: Mamita's and Kool Beach Clubs are a 5 min walk away where you can rent palapa's and beach chairs. Food and beverages are also served.

Restaurants & Shops: 5th Avenue with all types of restaurants & shops is located a block away (less than a 2 min walk).

More Details

Scott Reid
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Why Scott Reid chose Gonzalo Guerrero

Beautiful smooth, sandy beaches are within a 5 minute walk and the liveliness of 5th avenue is a short block away. Being close to everything but still having the condo located on a quiet street. A charming area with people from all over the world (Italy, Germany, Canada, U.S, etc.). The spaciousness of the condo (3 floors), a large kitchen, the common areas are beautifully landscaped and well maintained. Friendly people and a great location. Easy to get to.

What makes this condo unique

We offer a private driver for day trips and airport transfers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comforts of Home

Date of Stay: May 2008

We had a wonderful time. The location was great--away from the noisiest part of 5th Ave, and so close to the beach, where we spent the majority of our time. The condo was very comfortable and well equipped, and plenty large enough for the 5 of us (me--7 months pregnant, my husband, my friend--6 months pregnant, her husband, and their 2 year old daughter). I would definitely recommend it. It was like having all the comforts of home, on vacation in Mexico!
Jul 2008
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Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , On Private Roof Terrace
  • 2 Full Bathrooms, One located off master bedroom & the other located just outside the guest bedroom. Half Bathroom is located on first level just off the living and dining room area. An outdoor shower is located on the private rooftop terrace.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • 2 Bedrooms with King Size Beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
****High Speed Internet Connection & Wi Fi accessible in the condo free of charge**** Catering and other services are available for an extra fee.


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Fabulous Newly Remodeled *****5 star***** 1st Ave Penthouse. Read our reviews!
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Very comfortable condo in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was the perfect setting for two couples. It was in a quiet, secure location with easy access, just steps, to the popular 5th ave., a pedestrian only street with all its colorful restaurants, bars, and shops. We were also within a 5-minute walk to a great beach with opportunities for parasailing and jet skiing. The condo was very comfortable with two large bedrooms (both with king size beds) and 2 1/2 baths. The rooftop terrace was a wonderful bonus where we spent every evening (Happy Hour) before walking to one of several great restaurants on 5th or nearby. The kitchen was large and well equipped. The condo was also equipped with a washer and dryer which came in handy. Prior to our trip, the condo owner, Scott, provided us with restaurant and day-trip recommendations as well as advice to help us with our first visit to Mexico. He and the building management staff were very responsive to our questions both before the trip and during our stay, including checking in with us during the stay to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Our first trip to Mexico was a great experience, thanks in large part to Scott's help and the use/location of his beautiful home. The trip will be long remembered and we hope to stay there again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient location; underwhelmed vs expectations

  • 3 of 5

Location was very convenient as advertised, although property felt a lot smaller and darker than advertised. While the standard of accommodation was just fine for a homeaway/vrbo, we’d booked on the expectation of a newly renovated property with luxury fit-out (grimey bathroom fixtures, unhinged electricity socket, broken dryer handle, temperamental boiler, etc). On the plus side, the owner was attentive and thoughtful, leaving us a welcome hamper and hanging Xmas stockings with our group’s names on the staircase. At the right price, this would be a good option, but we felt it ended up being very poor value for money vs the other options we were looking at for our stay during this time (admittedly during peak Xmas week).

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura, First of all let me first start by saying I am sorry that my property did not meet your expectations. In over 13 years I have never received a review such as yours. All of the past reviews have been 4/5 stars even before the remodel. The sqft is correctly stated and includes the large rooftop terrace. I have never had a complaint regarding the size, lighting or price. In fact most clients comment on it's spaciousness. I don't know what you mean by grimy faucets. The condo was remodeled last year with new appliances, cabinets, granite counter tops, furniture and fixtures. I have been unable to find a replacement handle for the dryer and will have the popped out socket fixed but I don't know why this would affect your stay. The hot water heater is brand new & I'm sorry the pilot light went out. ALL of my clients have been thrilled with our property as reflected in their well written, glowing reviews. I do not think yours is fair.
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Everything we wanted & more!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished staying for a week at Hacienda San Jose in Playa. If you had asked us to write a wish list for our vacation rental I don't think we could have dreamed up this place. It is perfect in every way. It is an ideal location. Walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and the beach, yet not so close that you hear noise at night. It is perfectly quiet and secure.

The unit is beautifully decorated and makes you feel like you are in Mexico. We did not have to go out searching for anything. The owners have provided everything a guest will ever need. We loved the pool and our private roof top deck. The grocery store (Mega) was an easy walk. Kim, the Manager, and Gilberto, the fellow that maintains the complex, were charming and very helpful.

Scott was a delight to deal with from first contact. He provided a wealth of information and provided personalized suggestions on places where we should go. He responded to every question we had quickly.

We did a day trip to Tulum and used the driving company that Scott suggested. Erik was not available but Mauricio was and he took us on a full day adventure to Tulum, Akumel and Sac Actun cenote. We had a lovely lunch on the beach at La Buena Vida.

We did a second day trip to Chichen Itza through a company called Go Chichen. It was completely different because it was a big group, but the tour was very well run and it was a large comfortable bus for the long drive. Good buffet lunch and a stop at another cenote called Il Kil which was a completely different experience from Sac Actun. Very interesting to see the different types of cenotes.

Thank you again Scott. We do not hesitate to recommend your place for a fantastic Playa trip. We will absolutely look to rent it again when we return.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation home near the beach and 5th!

  • 5 of 5

As a frequent traveler to Mexico, my family always rents homes away from our home. Scott's two bedroom condo is a perfect find for those travelers who do not want an impersonal hotel room, but a home that is minutes from the beach and about 90 seconds from Playa's "Calle Quinta Avenida". Easy taxi ride to Mega and Walmart supermarkets to get staples (~ 50 to 70 pesos).

Moreover, even while traveling himself, Scott was available to answer questions and give recommendations.

Highly recommend this property - cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fiesta Playa was a beautiful and spacious Mexican-style condo. Everything anyone could possibly need or want was provided in a clean and tasteful manner. From the moment we entered the gated courtyard of Hacienda San Jose, we felt welcome and safe. We were greeted by sweet Carolina who helped us settle in and answered all our questions as we toured the unit. Afterwards, she introduced us to the grounds keeper. During our stay, he proved to be a wealth of information. He, also, kept the pool and surrounding tropical lounging area absolutely spotless. But, honestly, the best part was the condo itself. We made use of every room on every level. The first floor was a balanced blend of eating area and relaxation space. One convenient feature was the beautiful half-bath. When our friends were visiting, they did not have to use our private bathrooms. On the second floor, there were two bedrooms; each had its own bathroom. The master suite was quite lovely. The second bedroom was very nice and had lots of closet space. It had a very large window, too, that kept the room light and airy. The beds in both rooms were comfy, and the pillows were plentiful and fresh. The penthouse terrace (third floor) was my personal favorite. Because of its large size and lush perimeter plantings, it was a private oasis at any time. There was an array of seating choices from loungers to a table and chairs. We often read or napped during the day and shared appetizers and margaritas in the evening. The best time, though, was late at night under the stars ….

Gracias, Scott, for sharing your wonderful home. My husband and I have traveled to Cozumel and Playa del Carmen every winter (except for two) since 1981. Without a doubt, your condo was our best find yet!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect basecamp for a week in PDC

  • 5 of 5

You realize that what's different about this beautiful home is that it is not a "condo for lease" but someone's home that you are "borrowing" for a week :) The decor, the furnishings, the stocked kitchen, everything says "Home away from Home".

It's beautiful location - proximity to the beach and to 5th Avenue - is bar none!! We walked all over PDC and sampled many of the local restaurants (El Fogon, Brochettas, Chez Celine and Kaxapa Factory are highly recommended). While the beach near home was crowded for the time of year, we enjoyed our beach day near 48th St behind The Reef.

We visited Akumal (Yal Ku Lagoon followed by La Buena Vida were awesome suggestions, Scott), Tulum, Coba and the Choo Ha Cenote, Cozumel, Sian Ka'an and Muyil. Guides at Sian Ka'an and Cozumel brought the places to life for us!!

Scott's thoughtful gift basket helped us knock back some hunger pangs after a day of travel. The prompt responses to queries, the dining suggestions, the clear instructions and Scott's communication made it very easy for us to settle in and make the most of our vacation. Our favorite relaxation spot was the rooftop deck. We also enjoyed conversations with the "snow birds" who spend their winter in Playa Del Carmen.

Thank you Scott for sharing your home with us. It was a wonderful break from Chicago and we look forward to visit again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Playa Del Carmen is located 40 min. south of Cancun Airport. Fiesta Playa is in a fantastic location on 1st avenue between 24th & 26th Street in the heart of Little Italy just a few steps from Mamita's Beach, which is considered the most beautiful and popular beach in Playa del Carmen. It is only one block off of the main promenade (5th avenue) where all of the trendy restaurants and shopping are found. Ferry to Cozumel located blocks away off of 5th Avenue. Two water theme parks are within 15-45 min away: Xel-Ha: Swim with the dolphins, Snorkel, Water Activities & Xcaret: Water Theme Park. The Mayan ruins of Tulum are also located 45 min. south.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 19.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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