Condo, 2 Bedrooms + 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Audra Jessen
My husband and I are native Coloradoans, however, we are defintely, 'water people', and have always been drawn to the beach. We have four children, ranging in age from 9 to 22. We are definitely busy people, but whenever we can get away, of course, we choose to go to Puerto Aventuras. Our passion is investing in real estate, and the opportunity to purchase this beautiful beachfront condominium in the most gorgeous location, was one we could not pass up! In fact, we loved the area so much that we also purchased the condo next door a year later. We truly believe that anyone who visits,will love this breathtaking resort as much as we do! Scott & Audra, Parker, CO
Audra Jessen purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Audra Jessen chose Puerto Aventuras
When the opportunity came for us to invest in a vacation property, we knew we had to choose some place that captured ALL the elements we knew we would need to have. It had to be a beachfront location, with beautiful water, family-friendly, close to area attractions, convenience and, of course, safety. After exploring Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya, we fell in love with the gorgeous white powdery sand, charming and safe resort known as Puerto Aventuras. The friendly people, breathtaking views, brilliant ocean bay and the many activities and adventures of the area make this the perfect choice for our family and yours! We will always treasure our memories of Puerto Aventuras.
What makes this Condo unique
Our most favorite activity to do in Puerto Aventuras is just to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean and beach. The waters are calm as the bay is bordered by a reef, which makes it possible for our second favorite activity, snorkeling. Equipment can be rented right off the beach. We've seen all different colors and species of fish, stingrays and even sea turtles! The children love the 'Dolphin Discovery' program which is just a five minute walk from the condo. They have swam with the dolphins 3 times now, and it is a thrill for them every time! The dolphin lagoon is surrounded by twelve charming outdoor restaurants, for either grabbing a quick snack or indulging in a steak and lobster dinner. If you want to try the adventure of deep sea fishing, the marina is also a five minute walk from the condo, and we recommend 'Captain Rick's Fishing Tours' for a morning or afternoon of terrific fishing. Your catch can be prepared by one of the restaurants for free! There are also many exciting attractions within a twenty minute drive. Visit Tulum to see the ancient Mayan ruins and gorgeous beaches. Xcaret is an eco-park that features sea turtles, snuba, underground rivers, butterly pavilion, and a spectacular Mayan cultural show. X-Plor is a brand new attraction featuring zip lines, exploring an underground paradise, and jungle exploration on an incredible amphibious ATV! The activities and attractions also include horseback riding, ATV Jungle Rides, shopping, enjoying nightlife in Playa del Carmen, scuba diving, or just relaxing under a palapa with an ice cold margarita.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Beach in a Great Location
Very pleased with the condo & the entire process. This is our 15th trip to Mexico/Caribbean. It's our second time renting a condo & first time through VRBO. Everything went perfectly with no surprises or hidden fees.
From the beginning the owner quickly answered all our emails. Once we made our final payment, she emailed a welcome packet of information, including door code, rules, area attractions, etc. We used Cancun Transfers & easily found the condo. Villas Del Mar is a gated complex inside a gated community. It felt VERY safe as did the entire community. The guard named Jose spoke English fairly well & got to know us. He was our go-to guy for info.
On arrival the door code worked first try. The condo is second floor, tastefully decorated, clean, & has modern appliances. The complex is the closest to the marina/restaurant center. Plus it has the best beach we saw while walking. Some of the condos and resorts had basically no beach. The pools are also large & clean. We were there late July & the complex was fairly empty. There are loads of beach chairs. They are brought out by a gentleman who tends to you at the beach. Sitting out your chair seems to be his only job. There are rock walls that keep out the seagrass, but one can go around them and be in waist deep water. This kept the beach more clean than neighboring beaches.
Back to the condo, it really had everything one could need. The kitchen had everything we needed. There were TVs in living room & both bedrooms. Internet worked well. The patio held a jacuzzi tub & had just enough room for table & 6 chairs. No grill, but we didn't need one. This unit is about in the center of the complex. There were also beach towels & toys, DVDs, books, a few children's toys, & more.
We rented a golf cart. It was nice to explore the community. The restaurants are all within walking distance, but it was hot in July and we were feeling lazy. It wasn't a must. There were plenty of parking spaces available.
Once we were sure we could get in the condo we went to the Chedraui (sp?)- local grocery store that was a 3 minute cab ride and about $13 round trip. The prices were good/fair. All the restaurants & shops we visited accepted pesos & US dollars. However, some did not accept credit cards.
The smaller of the bedrooms had trouble cooling down, but it was mid July.
We would highly recommend this condo. If renters aren't pleased with this place, then they must be high maintenance.
Excellent place to stay!!
We are really impressed with this property, has everything! The A/C on the main living room was broken, We called maintenance and they responded very fast and fix it. Very pleased with the response time. Every detail was great, Thank you for the hospitality.
We are so happy that you had an amazing stay at our condo! We are sorry to hear about the air-conditioner, but yes our maintenance crew and the staff for Villa del Mar is quick to respond and always helpful!
A little bit of paradise
We stayed in Audra’s condo for 4wks of total pleasure.Condo is very well equipped,clean and close to stores.Hoping to return next year for 6 wks.😎😎
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo in paradise! We’d love to have you back again! Take care
5 Stars location!
Wonderful condo, great location, just a few steps to a beautiful beach, white sand and crystal clear water - Omni Hotel next it has beach bar with very good food and drink offerings. Very good location for kids and families. Shops and nice restaurants very close by...amazing cenotes just a 5 minutes drive away
We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay! Yes, the cenotes are beautiful and so easy to get too! We’d love to have your family back for a future vacation!
Wonderful VDM Condo!
My wife and I stayed @ this lovely condo in Villa Del Mar from 1-13-18 to 2-10-18. This was our 1st time trying a condo rental instead of an all-inclusive, but it won't be our last. The condo totally exceeded our expectations! It is situated to give you a great view of the pool and beach/Caribbean from both the living room and even better from the Master Bedroom. Nicely appointed furnishings and really thought the lay out was superb. Very nice tile flooring and counter tops were excellent. The furniture was very nice and bed was comfortable. There are satellite TVs in the living room and each bedroom to enjoy a show b4 bed when we wanted. We enjoyed taking afternoon coffee and our evening meal on the balcony to enjoy the late afternoon breezes and as a nice way to end our days @ the beach. The condo is situated in an ideal spot just steps from the pool and beach as well as being close to restaurants & shops of P.A. itself. We took advantage of this location when we wanted to go for lunch or dinner @ the restaurants. Recommend the ribs @ Café Ole, Shrimp from Happy Hippo and Nauti Burro makes excellent burritos. Villa Del Mar is a very peaceful and serine complex, with most people just quietly going about enjoying their days on the beach or poolside. It may get a bit loud in the early evenings when the music from Omni hotel gets going and people return from the bars, but nothing excessive by any means. With the exception of two evenings, we opened the windows every night and enjoyed the cool tropical breezes. The VDM staff are wonderful from Jose the security guard, Marcos who is always working on lawn maintenance and on the spot to bring you a lounge chair @ the beach to the pool maintenance guy who keeps that area impeccable to the maids who cleaned twice weekly, gate staff etc. You can tell they care about doing the best job possible and all were extremely friendly and welcoming!! The reef in front of the complex provides fantastic snorkeling and we were out there almost daily exploring the coral formations, colorful fish and even a few stingrays. For just wading in to cool off, there is an area protected by netted coral that is very calm and sandy. The area just outside of this is also sandy b4 you get to the start of the coral and was great to just swim for awhile here when we decided to not snorkel. Amazing, amazing condo that we'd highly recommend! Thanks Audra for sharing your fantastic property and we hope to visit again in the future!
Thank you for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time and our condo in beautiful Puerto Aventuras! We agree that the maintenance staff and security are impeccable and we’re so glad you were able to meet them and spend some relaxing and adventurous time at our home away from home! We hope you do come back and stay again! Take care!
Excellent 'as new' condition in prime location.
This two bedroom spacious unit had been fully upgraded in 2017. The maid service, management, grounds keeping and security are excellent. Second floor provides a superior breeze to ground floor units. Only used ceiling fans and open doors for perfect comfort during our month long stay. Easy access to one of the best pools and well maintained sandy beaches in all of Puerto Aventuras. We have no reservations about a full recommendation for this unit and expect to be back asap.
Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you both enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back again next year! Audra
Our on-site property manager can answer all your activity needs, sunbathing, scuba diving, dolphin interactions, marina, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, greens fees, fine dining restaurants, bar/pub, bird watching, car rental location, church, facials/massage, manicures/pedicures, fitness center off-site, museum, sightseeing tours, Mayan archaeology sites, ATV Jungle Adventure nearby, Xel-Ha nearby, XPLOR, Xcaret nearby.