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Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk to the Famous 5th Avenue

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms +2 aero bed(s), 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 6 adults 4 children maximum

Enjoy all of the updates in this family friendly 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa that is conveniently located in the gated community of PLAYACAR in phase 2 next to a beautiful, quiet beach and the famous 5th Avenue shopping district. The beach is 250 yards from the villa by strolling down a stone pathway that is shaded by tropical greenery. There are also Mayan ruins to observe on your way there! Enjoy an abundance of shopping and restaurants that are just a short 5 minute walk from our villa. Our villa is steps away from the 12th hole of the Championship Playacar Golf Course designed by Robert van Hagge and now run as the HARD ROCK golf course as well as the large shared pool and palapa. We are also located just a short walk away from the tropical Aviary (bird sanctuary). The villa backs up to it so at feeding times twice a day it is a little noisy !A 10-15 minute walk will take you to the Reef Club Resort where our guests as space is available can enjoy the facilities (beach chairs, pool and towel service) for no extra charge or for a daily discounted fee, you can enjoy the all inclusive priveledges. The Newly redone HARD ROCK golf Course is located across the street from the Reef Club as well as the Hard RockClub and Spa.

The large outdoor terrace will be your favorite spot. Enjoy morning coffee while listening to tropical birds, have breakfast at the outdoor table, or relax in the shade in lounge chairs for an afternoon nap. When evening arrives, BBQ on the gas grill while enjoying a cold drink!

A modern kitchen with granite countertops and most all appliances will make preparing meals easy..but due to the calcium /Hard Water there is no ice maker or dishwasher. The open floor plan allows for you and your family to all be together for meals , games, TV and just having fun. There is a bar area between the dining room and living room, perfect for serving drinks and snacks.

The three spacious bedrooms are all on the second floor. The master suite has a king sized bed with a balcony to enjoy your morning coffee while listening to tropical birds or reading a good book. The second bedroom is spacious and equipped with a king bed. The third spacious bedroom has a set of twin beds that can be converted into a king bed. All bedrooms have large en suite baths that have been remodeled with marble counters and walk-in showers.

Well equipped grocery stores are easily accessible to meet all of your food and drink needs, or for an extra fee groceries can be provided upon arrival. Private transportation from the Cancun airport can be arranged on request for an additional fee.

Maid service is provided every second day, as well as fresh bottled water, and our property manager is available to ensure that your trip to paradise is just that!. Our available concierge service can arrange anything you might need. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

We just added a new 48 class tv and back patio furniture for 8 people , also a new gas BBQ grille .

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More Details

Property Manager
David and my daughter Tonya Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Spanish is available as needed
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About David and my daughter Tonya Smith

My wife and I stayed in this villa in 2012 and enjoyed it so much we bought it for our future retirement home . My daughter and I now manage it ,as I lost my wife and her mom in 2017

I still live in Houston , Texas but we honeymooned in cancun / playa 35 years ago and now own a little piece of paradise !

Once your there you will know exactly what we call paradise ! My daughter Tonya handles rentals when I am playing somewhere !

David and my daughter Tonya Smith purchased this house in 2012

Why David and my daughter Tonya Smith chose Villas del Mayab

It just seems to be close to everything you could possibly need ! And it is... . But please understand this is MEXICO and contrary to popular belief it's still a 3rd world country , if something breaks it's fixed when they want to , not when you want it ! I have no control over this and you need to understand and accept this ! It's very seldom but things do happen !

What makes this house unique

This villa is in the most well known private community in the Rivera Maya region .. PLAYACAR . Yet as a guest I must remind you this is MEXICO and water ,power , internet , cable ect . Are ls subject to outages beyond my control . Storms wind and just plain old wear and tear can at times cause an outage , and that being said , again this is Mexico and often times repairs are treated as MAÑANA TIME . Which in reality means when we get to it !

I just wanted to include this as an advisory , certainly not to suggest it's even a possibility during your stay , just advice for a coastal zone !

Guestbook comments from the manager

We wanted to say thank you for ensuring our stay in Casa Guacamaya was everything we wanted it to be! We enjoyed the spaciousness of your home and the private area in the back was a wonderful place to enjoy the tropical birds and relax. We loved the location to the beach and shopping and restraunts. We fell in love with Playa del Carmen and hope to return many times and we will certainly contact you when we do!
Oct 2010
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Villas del Mayab House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Granite vanity top
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Granite vanity tops ,walk in shower with bench seat
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Granite vanity tops , walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Granite vanity tops , walk in shower
  • 3 baths in suite , granite and marble finishes Resort style baths with new brushed nickel fixtures 1/2 bath downstairs for easy access
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , These are aero bed deluxe, recommended for children only !
  • King size beds (2) Master and second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Can be converted to a king ,we also have a queen and a twin deluxe aero bed on site as needed ! We have a 6 adult maximum and 4 children as a maximum usage # for your comfort ! I do not allow more than six adults for your comfort !
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Close to town and the beach but inside the secure gated community of Playacar. Private tennis court just for tVillas del Mayab in the community of Playacar Phase 2 with a maintained path to the beach that passes small Mayan ruins & Discounts at times at the REEF CLUB and the HARD ROCK golf course , 24 security and surveillance on the grounds, maid service and bottled water supplied. Approximate distance to nearby attractions from Villa : XCARET 4 miles COBA 4 miles XEL-HA and AUKMAL 34 miles TULUM 39 miles DownTown CANCUN 42 miles Chichen Itza 134 miles If you need transportation please do this on your own thru the CAN CUN CAB company they are really good and as long as you share all your info with them .. You will have no problems , I will be happy to assist you with this . Cost runs about 60.00 usd one wayand 120.00 usd round trip for 4 persons but u really only need 1 way as taxis will match the fare any time day or nig


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Casa Guacamaya-Lg. Villa 250 Yds to Beach, 5 Min. Walk to the Famous 5th Avenue
average rating of 4.53125 based on 33 reviews

Amazing home, great location owner was available before and during trip to answer questions,

  • 5 of 5

We had a n amazing family vacation.

We had 3 generations of family total of 10 people stay in house. Very spacious, each room has their own bathrooms with showers which was great!

There was so much to see and do each day which was equally impressive for or college kids as well as our parents.

The community was safe and clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review , also I try to be accessible to you if you need advice or information . I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you visit again !
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Winnipeg Manitoba

Fun Beach House

  • 4 of 5

The house is perfectly located for access to the beach and Playa 5th Avenue. The beach is amazing. Feel very safe in the area. The three bedrooms with private baths are perfect for 3 couples. The house was clean and comfortably furnished. Enjoyed the wet bar area. The kitchen is functional with a full size fridge and gas stove. Appreciated the visits from house keeping. Gas Weber BBQ was awesome. Patio has seating for a large group. The Aviary takes getting used to. Very loud at sun rise and feeding time. Would be nice if there were 2 bikes to run errands. Glass and dinner ware could use an update but were sufficient and functional. The community pool area is great. Highly recommend cafe Sofia's restaurant near by. Nice to meet David and Julie. Thank you for dropping of the glasses. Mario from the Management company was helpful and easy to work with. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and suggested items in need of attention ! I was glad to have met you as it so happened I was in Playa two days when you were ! We were more than Happy to purchase and deliver a set of 8 new Cocktail glasses a couple of days before your departure ! Afterward we delivered 8 New Plates .. Bowls & Steak knives .. Also had the Kitchen Block of knives Resharpened ! Re -supplied The spatulas .. Large cooking forks and spoons as well ! Thank you for Staying with us and we will gladly offer you a 10 % discount on your next vacation should you choose to stay at CASA GUACAMAYA ! David & Tonya Smith
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Lovely Home

  • 4 of 5

The house was very nice has everything to make it feel like your own home

The maid service was very much appreciated Thank you !

The king size bed in the one room was very hard, would be nice if the bed was more comfortable.

Excellent location

Would recommend this house

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacy , Thank you for your review and I am extremely pleased you had a great trip ! If at your leisure you could reply to me which bedroom matress seemed to hard I really want to know ,,, I will be there on the 19th and can check for myself... I hate a hard matress ! Was it the bedroom with or without the private patio balcony ? Also was the hospitality site on the website any help to you or did you even access it ? I only ask because it's new ! Thank you for the review and if you wish to stay with me again I will offer you a 10% discount for being a return guest . Thank you for your visit , David Smith
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Playa car

  • 4 of 5

Nice house, three bedrooms. No dishwasher!!! the washing machine didn't clean the clothes well. Only plastic plates, some plastic glases. Close to beach and Town. helpfull and friendle. Nice to hava access to a nice hotell nearby. Overall a good stay! Good cleaning.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well I'm glad you didn't find to much to disappoint you , there is no dishwasher mentioned anywhere in the listing or in pictures and for the same reason I don't have an ice maker the calcium in the water destroys them in a years time , I personally don't know of any one with them unless run with a private water system I haven't seen In use . I will have dishes and glassware inventoried but plastic is for safety as a local such as this beach area -- and tile floors combined with mostly bare feet doesn't lend itself to glassware ! The washer and drier are 16 months old and once again the extremely hard water is a issue . I'm sorry these items didn't meet your criteria but thank you for your input and overall I hope you enjoyed your stay David & Tonya Smith
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Bragg Creek, Alberta Canada

Excellent family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We came for Christmas holidays with 2 families and the house was perfect for it. Our children are teenagers and the close access to 5th ave was great. We enjoyed the tennis courts (bring your own rackets/balls) and the pool. The beach is a nice short walk through the ruins and all of playacar is wonderful to walk through. The boys enjoyed the Reef Club a lot. Access is limited to 4 people per pass and they'll let in 20 passes at the same time. So at busy times, arrive at 8.30am (open at 9am) to get in in the morning or just go in the afternoon. One day we bought the all inclusive pass for $50US/pp and all went in. Great day and use of catamarans and Kayaks as well. We loved the birds and if anything is not working, the staff is very responsive to fix it. Only the internet was intermittent when we were there. Loved to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carla , thank you for you kind review , I am happy that you felt that our Casa was what you expected and that the Reef club also was a nice experience ... Unfortunately some guests try to experience the same things your group did but do so with an attitude of entitlement that unfortunately goes no where in a hurry !!! We would be very happy if you ever desire a return visit and gladly offer a 5 % discount to you for a future stay ... Just mention my offer when you wish to book and I will adjust the price for you . See you again soon .. David & Tonya
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I would stay here again....and again

  • 5 of 5

My large family stayed here back in July and we loved it. The house was large enough for all of us. We loved the fact that is was just a short walk from the beach,oxxo,pharmacy,ferry, restaurants and night life of Playa. All the rooms are upstairs and they all have a full bathroom,lots and lots of big towels!! There are plenty of extra linens and pillows. The beds are a little to firm for my liking but nothing that I could not handle. There is some type of bird sanctuary behind the house and you can hear the birds this didn't bother me I thought it was kinda cute to hear them squawk. There is a bbq pit in the back yard with enough chairs and a table. The kitchen is complete with all the utensils you will need. You can catch a taxi on one of the main roads which is almost outside the door. But don't worry the house is not on the main road if you are worried about traffic. Another major plus for me is that the house has a washer and dryer with a large family with kids that is a must. Along with that they provided laundry detergent, dryer towels,bottled water,toilet paper,paper towels,bar soap,hand soap and dishsoap!! I have stayed at other condos and they have never provided these things. It was very nice not having to worry about those things!! I would highly recommend Casa Guacamaya

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review .. We do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible ! We look forward to having you visit us again and I will gladly offer a 5% discount to you or any friends you refer to me ! Just mention it to me as a return rentor and I will adjust the price ! David & Tonya Smith
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
2.7 km or about 1 mile to the main highway. 307
Car: not necessary

Lots of restaurants within walking distance, endless beaches to chose from, tours of famous archaeological sites, caves, cenotes, and nature walks in the jungle are offered all palong the Mayan Riviera and on the island of Cozumel which is just a short ferry ride from Playa del Carmen 16.00 U S dollars round trip every hour there are three different Ferries and endless activities including swimming with the dolphins, and snorkeling in beautiful lagoons.

We can assist with any of these or just offer suggestions! The CENOTE swim should not be missed !




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

All rates quoted are in usd. United States dollars And includes all taxes and fees
Maid service is every other day

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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