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Gorgeous 2-bedroom Penthouse at Arena Blanca with Fabulous Rooftop

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Max Occupancy, 5 Adults)

Not all penthouses can be 'on' the beach and our beautiful Arena Blanca penthouse is the best off beach penthouse in Playa del Carmen! And just a flip-flop (3 minutes) away from the white sands of the Caribbean. See our personal website at Playa is Fun for more info.

Picking the right condo from a website can be difficult, so you will pat yourself on the back when you see these beautiful condos at Arena Blanca. When you pull up to the hand-wrought iron gates, you'll know you have arrived! Classic Spanish architecture, thoughtful space-planning, and tasteful interior design make this one of the classiest condos in Playa del Carmen.

The penthouse is tastefully decorated with a focus on natural materials making it warm and elegant. Marble floors, mahogany cabinets, and beautiful furnishings abound.

The master bedroom suite features a brick boveda ceiling and a queen-sized wicker bed. The large master bathroom features double sinks, a huge rainwater shower and marble galore.

The guest room has a king-sized bed with a private full bathroom. To provide extra sleeping space, we've added a sleeping loft with a queen-sized bed.

The large rooftop terrace, overlooks the island of Cozumel, the city of Playa del Carmen and the Caribbean Sea... perfect for sunning, drinking, dining, and lounging. It features a huge jacuzzi, dining and lounge area! Check our personal website for more photos, listed below. Revive your love of life or your love life, or both!

Arena Blanca is perfectly situated in the newer North End of Playa on Fifth Ave & Via 38th, an upscale neighborhood with excellent restaurants (including Cocina 38 & La Cueva del Chango), the new Vida Spa and Salon, and a few minute walk to the shops and restaurants of 'Little Italy' on Fifth Avenue. We are centrally located without being smack dab in the touristy (noisy) downtown.

And the beaches?! Arena Blanca is adjacent to the famous Shangri-la and Mamitas Beaches (2 blocks). Tall, tan, young, and handsome, you'll find the most beautiful beach-goers in the Mayan Riviera here.

And for the windy days away from the beach, enjoy our beautiful large pool with lounge chairs and a shady island palapa... a perfect place to stay cool especially with a margarita in hand!

Arena Blanca has full-time management and staff; our motto is Clean & Green. You will see the difference. And our prices include bottled water and wireless internet.

Please contact us directly for availability; we do not keep the VRBO calendar updated. And if you only need one bedroom, look at our poolside condo, VRBO # 113711.

Be sure to click below to read all the comments from our many happy guests.

Here's are just a few:

'Excellente!' Number one, the place is absolutely kept grounds, great security. Everyone was very friendly. The Penthouse was just stunning..The terrace every morning to drink coffee was so lovely. In the evenings cocktails up on the rooftop was such a perfect way to wind down after a day at the again to start out the evening! Neither of us smoke, but we did have a friend drop by who does, so the rooftop was perfect for that! All in all, ...Perfection!

M.M. Hudson, WI

'delightful, convenient and Judy was actively engaged in advising'

the above summarizes our terrific stay.

A verified reviewer from Teaneck, NJ

'Tropical serenity plus cultural ambiance equals paradise!' We had never been to Playa before and were somewhat skeptical after a negative experience to another Mexican vacation hot spot 10 years ago. We were pleasantly surprised and this destination & condo exceeded our expectations in every way. We were traveling with another couple and the spacious condo was a perfect respite from our fun filled days spent touring Mayan ruins, snorkeling, scuba diving, sun bathing & shopping on 5th Avenue. Additionally the owners were attentive to our inquiries & provided us with invaluable information on the area & dining options (they are endless so having some direction was appreciated). I am the 'travel planner' in our group & always remark that I will not return to the same place twice, however after this experience I am tempted to break this 'rule' of mine. The only recommendation I made to the owners was to provide an umbrella for the occasional rain shower (though the beach umbrella we used resulted in more unique photos) and given their attentiveness to their home & guests I am sure that they have already accommodated the suggestion. We have recommended this rental to others and we are confident that should you stay here you will enjoy memories of a fantastic experience for years to come.

Fun and Sun Lovers, New Hampshire

“Romantic Honeymoon Get-away” Our honeymoon experience in Playa was phenomenal! We stayed in the 2 bedroom condo at Arena Blanca and felt like we were in a 5 star resort. The condo itself was beautiful and clean (maid came every day), and we loved the rooftop patio. We loved that we were on the less- touristy side of Playa- still right off the main street with access to any modern amenities and trips, but it allowed us to see and experience more of Playa than what you'd ever see from an all inclusive resort. October might not have been the best time to be in Mexico- very humid and rained off and on, but the condo was well air conditioned and we were only a few minutes walk to to beach. The management staff were very helpful- giving us pointers on how to get around town, where to find the best food (and tequila, of course!) and what local spots are not to be missed. My husband and I will definitely return to Playa, and hopefully to Arena Blanca in the future.

Beth from Minneapolis, MN

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Judy Scheer Hoeschler
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Judy Scheer Hoeschler

My name is Judy Hoeschler and I'm from Minnesota and Wisconsin. My husband, Jay, and I built Arena Blanca. Good design and hospitality are our passion and we have enjoyed bringing our passion to the tropics. We love Playa and enjoy welcoming guests to our beautiful condos.

Judy Scheer Hoeschler purchased this condo in 2005

What makes this condo unique

Arena Blanca is in an incredible location. It's well-designed and well-designed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

How can one put into words the impeccable attention to detail that have been put into place in this sublime condo? Not only is the location absolutely perfect for our taste (the north end of town is vastly superior to the area south of Constituyentes), the condo itself has every accoutrement one would wish for at home. The photos don't do it justice. Truly. And the fact that you are greeted with attentive staff, beer in the refrigerator, chips and salsa on the counter... delightful, and rare. You can cook to your heart's delight in the fabulous kitchen, and sojourn to the dreamy ocean-view deck for your meals. It's truly spectacular. This is a place that is perfect for a romantic getaway, a trip with good friends, as well as a family. We had our 5 and 2-year-old with us, and they loved it almost as much as we did.
Jul 2016
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Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Gorgeous 2-bedroom Penthouse at Arena Blanca with Fabulous Rooftop
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Dallas, TX

Spacious, great modern kitchen, great location, easy in and out, responsive host

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 10 nights. The photos don’t do justice to this beautiful multi level penthouse unit. Very usable kitchen. Plenty of linens and towels. Extremely walkable to local supermarkets, beaches and bustling 5th Avenue, yet far enough away from the nightlife noise. This would be a terrific unit for families. The upstairs outdoor living space is very relaxing. The owner and property manager were very responsive without being intrusive.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacationed at beautiful Arena Blanca and we all had a wonderful time. It was so nice to relax on the second floor outdoor patio or sit in the rooftop pool. We even had two of our daughters sleep outside on the lounge bed, loving every minute! Everything that we needed was right there in our condo and I could see just spending the entire time there, but it is so close to great restaurants, coffee shops and the beach too. We felt very safe walking during the day and the evening, we couldn't have asked for a better location. Everything went very smoothly and their staff were all kind and helpful too. I would not hesitate to recommend Arena Blanca for a wonderful and relaxing vacation destination!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect location to the b...

  • 5 of 5

perfect location to the beach for the price, close to the best restaurant in town... cueva de la chango! very kid friendly and quiet!

the sound between condos and within the complex is almost non-existant! i hope the rest of the guests felt the same way the night our baby had a 101 temp! there was a storm the third day we were there and then there was no more wireless, i thought it was out all over, but it was only at the Arena Blanca, this slowed down some of the work we were juggling while we were there. The pool and the grounds were meticulously clean and very well kept. We had an awesome time, and we cannot wait to come back. we will definitely check first with arena blanca! My friends who were staying at the meridian decided that next time we are going to split the Arena Blanca pent house...

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments! We have asked the administrator to reset the internet modem everyday to prevent disruption of service from power outages. This should help the problem.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Mamitas and Coco Beaches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $350

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Christmas week must include departure by Dec 31.
Guests must abide by the Home Owner's Association Rules.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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