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Lovely Private Villa with View of the Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

- 3 BR, 3.5 BA, Sleeps 6-10.

This is a beautiful, fully air-conditioned, 3-story private home located in the private, gated community of Phase 1 of Playacar in Playa del Carmen. Surrounded by lush tropical flowers and trees, this house is within walking distance of Mayan ruins, a tropical aviary, tennis courts, and the town of Playa del Carmen. It is 150 meters from the white sand beaches of the Caribbean. The 1st level features 2 bedrooms, each with 2 double beds and private baths. The 2nd level has a fully furnished kitchen and dining area, laundry room, and living area with entertainment center. The 3rd level has the Master suite with king bed, private bath, and two outside terraces, one with a beautiful view of the ocean. The fourth level is a rooftop terrace with Breathtaking views of the Caribbean and Playa del Carmen. In the garden you will find a refreshing swimming pool and more outside terraces.

Location of the villa: Our villa is located in a private, gated residential area. It is the only residential area of this type in Playa del Carmen that is close to the beach. Our villa is 6 houses back from the Caribbean. We have a great view, and it is about a 2-minute walk with direct access to the beach. We are also very close to the pier for the ferry to Cozumel - about a 5 minute walk. The famed 5th Avenue of Playa del Carmen begins just beyond the entrance to Playacar, Phase 1. First you will have the Paseo del Carmen which is an open-concept shopping mall which also has lots of restaurants and bars. At the end of the Paseo begins the 5th Avenue. This street is a pedestrian only street and runs from this Paseo north for about 4 miles. Along this street and its side streets you will find all sorts of shopping, restaurants, internet cafes, exchange booths, bars, night clubs, sports bars, coffee shops, travel agencies for arranging tours, etc.

Safety: Some people are concerned about the safety of staying in a private home in Mexico. Actually, Playacar, Phase 1, has its own security guards. There is at least one guard about every two blocks who circulates through those blocks 24 hours a day. People are safe to walk back from town at night without fear of danger. Of course, you should always use caution.

More Details

Sandra Barber
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is beautiful and well-equipped and the location is perfect. We will certainly want to return soon.
Feb 2014
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Playa del Carmen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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 Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • All bathrooms are furnished with tissue, facial tissue, towels, soap, hair dryer. In each bathroom is a purified water dispenser which the maid will keep filled for you.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 double
    Bedroom - 2 double
  • Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with shower, no tubs. Each has its own air-conditioning unit. Each has a ceiling fan. The master suite and one downstairs bedroom have terraces from the bedroom. Each bed is furnished with all sheets, blankets, extra pillows.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 4 doubles.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lovely Private Villa with View of the Ocean
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 19 reviews

Comfortable, peaceful, perfect

  • 5 of 5

This house was ideal for a family stay in PDC. In great condition, in a private neighborhood with security patrols. Easy access to a nice section of the beach. Walkable to town (we walked to dinner every night). Wildlife just outside - agouti, coati, birds. Multiple balconies make lounging very nice. All the things you'd want in a vacation home. Bruno, our property manager was great, friendly and available when needed (which wasn't often as everything worked just fine). There's a pristine private pool just off the front porch that is secluded enough from the passers by on the street. We stayed here as a family of five with adult children so everyone had their own beds. This house could hold more people if smaller kids that can double up in downstairs beds. Master bedroom on 3rd floor is fabulous. I think we really lucked out in picking this home.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home. It is especially nice when our guests respect the property and use the entire house. Sandra Barber
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wonderful home in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need for a great stay in Playa. Short walk to a clean, lovely beach or to the shops on 5th Ave. Enjoyed the balconies for time out of the sun and the rooftop at night. Neighborhood is well maintained and loved all the bird calls in the morning. We managed without a car and just a few taxi rides from the grocery store. A real gem.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was immaculate and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

My family and myself were very pleased with the house and will definitely stay again when we come to Playa del Carmen. Thank you for opening up your wonderful home to us!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vaction home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Buena Madera. It was everything we hoped it would be we all enjoyed ourselves. It was close enough to the beach and not far from the fifth avenue. Sadly our stay was too short and had to come back home to work. Thank you, Bruno, for guiding us to our location and hope we get to visit Playa Del Carmen very soon.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the stay, defiantly would return.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Home was roomy and great for our group of 6. Bruno took good care of us.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 307 to Cancun

In the area are all kinds of water sports including swimming, snorkeling and diving, boating, sailing, windsurfing, para sailing, jet-skiing, fishing. You can also go hiking, play golf or tennis, go biking, or wildlife viewing. In the town are lots of shops, restaurants, a cinema, and gymnasium. Nearby you can visit sites of Mayan ruins, ecological parks, and other parks such as Xel-ha, Xcaret, Tres Rios. We are 5 minutes from the ferry to the island of Cozumel.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $0

$300 - $450/night, 2000-$3000/week For reservations, a 50% deposit of the total rental rate is required immediately. The remainder due 30 days before arrival. For holiday season, total due 60 days prior to arrival. For normal rentals, if you cancel 30 days prior to your arrival, your full deposit will be returned. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to your arrival, you will forfeit your deposit. For Christmas and New Year's weeks, if you cancel less than 60 days prior to your arrival, your deposit will be forfeited. $500 damage deposit is required and will be returned in two weeks if no damage. Or you can purchase the travel insurance provided by this site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.