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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Your search for the perfect Playa del Carmen vacation rental is over. Read the reviews and discover what people are saying about this condo and especially about my attentive friend that will take care of you. You will not find a better overall rental value in all of Playa del Carmen. This is the condo you've been looking for and here are some reasons why:

* Price! You get the most 'bang for your buck. Taxes and fees are always included in your rental price. There are no hidden costs. An arrival meeting with my friend to explain how things work is free. Cleaning before you arrive and after you depart is free. Your bottled water is free, your cell phone for local calls is free and your Wi/Fi is free. Remember this when you compare condos.

* Safety! You can truly relax when you are at your condo because your safety is assured. Your condo is located in the gated community of Playacar and the condo has its own trusted security staff that work 24/7 to make sure you can unwind and enjoy your quiet condo atmosphere with its large beautiful pool and assigned off street covered parking.

* Personal Assistance! Just read the many great reviews this condo has received and you'll discover why my friend deserves much of the credit. My attentive bi-lingual friend lives very close to you and she will make sure your condo is meticulously cleaned and even give you your own cell phone so you can contact her whenever you have a question. She can also arrange child care for you, provide a chef it you want an authentic Mexican meal prepared in your condo, have her do some pre-arrival shopping for you and many other personalized services. If you want a lift to the grocery store, she can do that too. She will meet you as soon as you arrive and give you instructions on how everything works. These are just a few of the personalized service she can provide you and all you need to do is ask. It's just another way to insure that you have trouble free vacation.

* Best Free Beach Access! Your condo is directly across the street from the internationally renowned-all inclusive-Reef Resort. The Reef Resort is the free beach club for all properties in Playacar so you have the most convenient free beach access of any other condo in Playacar. There is no need for you to take a taxi or drive to get there. Just take a two minute garden stroll through the Reef Resort to the emerald blue Caribbean Ocean's white sand beaches and use your VIP card to access the beach, chaise lounges under your own palapa, three swimming pools, pool games, guided exercise classes, scuba lessons and a fitness center all for free. If you want to purchase an all inclusive pass for unlimited, drinks, food and non-motorized sports, you receive a 25% discount.

* Quiet-Updated-Well Appointed! Your condo is a large penthouse unit with vaulted ceilings and an open ambiance. And because there is no one above you, you won't be disturbed by someone walking on bare marble floors . Your condo was updated in March of 2014 and features new furniture, new window treatments, new rugs, a second TV in the master bedroom, new towels and linens. A fresh new coat of paint was completed in May of 2015. There is quiet central air conditioning in your condo, not noisy wall units. The master bedroom has a top quality pillow top queen mattress and features an adjoining full bathroom. The second bedroom has two quality twin beds that can easily be pushed together to make a king bed and, if you need them, there are two top of the line 4 inch thick twin foam mattresses that you can cover with twin sheets. The second full bathroom is across the hall. The condo boasts 1500 square feet and features a large patio with furniture so you can unwind in quiet solitude after your day exploring the many area attractions.

* 5 Star Reviews! As you know, word-of-mouth is one of the most credible forms of advertising because people who don't stand to gain personally by promoting something put their reputations on the line every time they make a recommendation. Here are some recent comments from guests who have enjoyed Chac-Ha and appreciated its manager:

Claudine, Gordon's friend, was wonderful and so accommodating. She met us when we first arrived and offered to bring us to the grocery store. She was always quick to return my calls and emails. Our favorite restaurant turned out to be a wonderful little Italian place she told us about called Casa Sofia. I would recommend this lovely condo to anyone! We will definitely consider staying here again. Thanks Gordon and Claudine!!!!


Special mention is due Gordon's local administrator: Claudine Lecorre. A Frenchwoman who has lived in and around Playa del Carmen for twenty years, Claudine is highly knowledgeable and eager to help new guests settle in. On the evening we arrived, for example, she was there to greet us and also took us over to the local supermarket so we could get stocked up on groceries. During the rest of the stay, she was invariably quick to respond to requests. We truly believe that Claudine wanted us to have the best possible stay in Playa del Carmen and in Gordon's condominium - as happened thanks in no small parts to her efforts.


The four of us have all expressed a deep desire to return to Playa (hopefully sooner than later!). When we do, I can assure you'll be hearing from us to hopefully take up residence at Chac-Ha #203! Thank you again for being so great to work with and making this vacation a dream.

Best to you Gordon--Mark and Julie

Dear Gordon, We have just returned from your piece of paradise! I am so grateful for you and VRBO. I really can't imagine going back to the resort style vacation with the small rooms and crowds all the time. The condo was absolutely perfect. It was cheerful, clean and comfortable. The view was amazing, we loved the privacy and always felt safe. Our son and his wife were in one room which was far enough from us to feel like we had our own house, yet the common areas were spacious, festive and fun to share. Thank you for providing all the bottled water that we needed. We were very appreciative of the private Chac-Ha pool. It was quiet and beautiful and we barely shared it with anyone else. We saved money by shopping for simple breakfast and lunch items, but ate out in town every night. We went to the Reef Resort every day for the beach for free- thanks!


There was never a dull moment and we were delighted with your home. I have already shared your VRBO site to friends and I can hear my husband bragging over the phone to someone as I write. Please feel free to use me for a reference. You were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to our next visit!

Warmly, Jamie

Dear Gordon, Your condo is wonderful. Your community of friends at Chac-Ha is a true testimony to you. They seemed to know and respect you and took care of us accordingly. I felt like family. We had a great time in beautiful surroundings. Look forward to spending next Spring Break in your condo doing the same. Please feel free to have anyone contact us if they feel the need.

Pat and Donna, Ballwin, MO.

Hi Gordon, We've been to the area for the last 6 years staying in various resorts, and hotels. But of course your condo is top of the line and is much better than resort accommodations. We couldn't have been more comfortable. So thank you again, we look forward to another enjoyable vacation at Chac-Ha.


Sharon, and family

Hi Gordon, We had a great time in Playa Del Carmen and your Condo was the best place we have stayed at in all of the family trips! The pool at your condo was a nice quiet change of pace from the Reef Club pools. It was nice to have the Reef Club access free of charge and the option of discounted all inclusive meals and drinks on a daily basis. Thank you, it had all the comforts of home and more. I hope to return soon.


Thank you Gordon for letting us rent your condo. Definitely exceeded our expectations!! We had a wonderful week and of course are not ready to go back to the snow. We will be back soon.

Greg & Brittany-Dave & Camille

Hi Gordon! We had a wonderful time at your condo. Thank you very much. My parents were very impressed with the place and raved about the quality of your condo. I believed they enjoyed your condo more than they enjoyed the rest of the Yucatan!


If you would like to receive references from people who have enjoyed Chac-Ha, just ask and you'll receive their email addresses.

More Details


Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom located in master bedroom. Second bathroom across the hall from second bedroom. Both complete bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Top Quality Pillow top Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) Top quality , Twin or Single Beds (2) Comfortable and can be moved together to make a king bed. Two twin 4 inch quality foam mattresses.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Quality construction, Security vault, Gated community, Over 1500 Square feet, Designer furniture, Cental air conditioning, Fresh towels & linens, 24/7 onsite security, Free cell phone, Attentive manager, Marble floor, showers and counter tops, Assigned parking, Swimming pool, Free Reef Club Resort with, Beach chairs, Child care, Two swimming pools, Deep discount on all inclusive meals/drinks, 30' TV in Living room, 21' TV in Master Bedroom, Large balcony, Quality bedding, 1 queen, 2 twins, 2 twin foam mattresses, New kitchen appliances, Microwave oven, Gas stove/oven, Refrigerator/freezer, Blender, Coffee maker, New cooking utensils, Woven redwood cabinets, Hardwood doors, Laundry room with washer/dryer, Mid-week maid service, No smoking inside, No pets, Perfect beaches, International visitors, Mayan ruins, Friendly people.


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews

Great family vacation destination

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this condo for ten days. I have previously rented at this condo complex before and that is why we chose to return. Gordon was great and very easy to work with. The condo was fully furnished and is a great accomodation for families with small children. The kitchen worked great for stocking up on snacks and drinks for the kids. It is also very convenient to have the separate bedrooms for the kids compared to a hotel room. The pool at the condo is very quiet but there is also the option to go to the busier pools at the Reef Club across the street. The condo is located close to 5th Ave. We really enjoyed buying the all inclusive option at the Reef Club as well for days that we knew we would be at the pool and beach all day! Thanks to Gordon for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2010
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space in great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved being back to this space. Directly across the street from the beach access. Although restricted for the number of people allowed a day pass we were right there and got up early - didn't have a problem. Great pool but they need more chairs poolside. Easy walk to Town. We had a car so day trip to Tulum and Akumal easy. Airport about 1 hr away. Weather was perfect again. We can see why people come for the winter. Will come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo is old and tired and is in need of numerous fix ups

  • 3 of 5

Be aware that Gordon has this condo listed for sale and you may be asked to accommodate a showing during your stay. The TV in the living room did not work when we arrived. It is an old tube style TV. Claudine was able to get it working the next day while on the phone with a technician. The TV in the master bedroom does not exist. We were turned away by the Reef because the pass card we used from Gordon expired in November, 2017 and had not been renewed. Steve told us we would likely not be able to use the Reef beach for the duration of our trip. Claudine arranged for another owner to deliver us his pass card which we used for the rest of our stay without problems. The outdoor communal grill has not been used in years. The electronic safe quit working 4 days into our stay. Steve said that had happened before and he had told Gordon months ago that it needed to be replaced. We spent the rest of our stay hiding our valuables. The toilet tank filling system quit working properly. Steve repaired it several days later. A slow leak under the main bathroom sink keeps the towels and facecloths wet. The lady below us complained water from our unit was seeping down her walls. There were several mismatched old plastic drinking glasses. We bought 6 new glass ones. Numerous light bulbs are burned out. Basic items like a broom to sweep the floors are worn out and useless.

Now the positive news. Because we shared our time with adult children and a couple of good friends we had a great time in Playacar at this condo. Everything mentioned above could easily be remedied by a little effort and very little actual money.

Had Edgar not lent us his Reef pass card our 3 star rating would be less.

You can rely on Caudine. Thank you for your assistance.

David and Glorene Ellis Red Deer,Alberta Jan 13 to 27

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your input David and Glorene. I renewed my Reef VIP card February 6, so that's been taken care of. I was unaware of all the items that needed attention so thank you listing them. Claudine had the same list for me when we spoke during your stay. She is replacing the old items you mentioned and Steve is replacing the safe. It has been acting up for months and I am aware of the problem. Turns out the wire connections had corroded so it worked sometimes but didn't work other times. The drain and toilet are also being repaired by Steve's plumber. I so appreciate you mentioning how reliable Claudine was at addressing your concerns. When you're in new home it's great to know someone like Claudine will take care if you if problems arise.
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Great condo in wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time to Playa Del Carmen. We stayed at a nice all inclusive in the same area last year, and decided to rent this condo for our holiday vacation this year. It worked out very well, and we had a fantastic time. The Reef Hotel/Beach Club is directly across the street, and we paid the all inclusive day pass fee for our family a few times during our visit. Well worth it. There is public beach access nearby, but be prepared with you own chairs, towels, cooler, food, so on.

The condo was very clean, and the complex is quiet and pleasant. We had some nice afternoons at the pool. The condo manager, Claudine is very professional and a big help if you have questions about the area.

We're hoping to be back again next year and won't hesitate to book this condo if it's available.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation at Gordon's condo last week. The condo was nice and perfect accommodations for my wife and I along with our two girls. It was nice to use The Reef Resort right across the street and we always were able to find a covered cabana. Town was easy to get to with a little walk or a quick cab ride. This was our first stay in PlayaCar and we were very impressed with the area. Real positive.....the A/C worked was VERY hot.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great option for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from our trip to Playa Del Carmen and our stay was comfortable and pleasant. We highly recommend this sweet little spot. its centrally located and the access to the hotel across the street made it extra special.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gordon Paxman
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Gordon Paxman

I grew up in a small farming community where I was taught the value of hard work and honesty. I take special pride in making my condo a home away from home for my guests and make sure that each guests enjoys a trouble free vacation. My friend who will take care of you lives in Playa will offer you tips for a great stay, insider knowledge of the hotspots, and secret spots to explore that most tourists don't know about.

Gordon Paxman purchased this condo in 2004

Why Gordon Paxman chose Playa del Carmen

Playa is the perfect home base for exploring all the natural wonders of the Rivera Maya

What makes this condo unique

My terrific manager and friend is by far the most unique and important benefit this rental offers you. Please read the rave reviews about her many helpful and professional services. The next best thing about your condo is its FREE BEACH CLUB!! Your free beach club is directly across the street through the beautiful Reef Resort. The Reef Resort provides beach access to all homes and condos in Playacar but you won't need to catch a cab or drive to enjoy the many FREE amenities the Reef Resort offers such as 3 pools, beach chairs, palapas, showers, organized pool games and exercise routines, modern gym and a 25% discount for all inclusive packages which includes meals and alcoholic drinks, all you have to do is walk across the street.


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"Best Thai food in town."
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"Play the course you view from your balcony"
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Cancun International
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Palace Resort Club House
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Reef Resort Beach Club
Car: not necessary

You're on vacation, Wind down, Relax and kick back, Get in vacation mode, Just strolling along the beach, eating good food, and relaxing over drinks may be enough excitement for part of your well earned vacation, The beach here is truly fantastic, Some guests simply can't tear themselves away from the tranquility of the ocean, Feeling restless? Sign up for guided tours or explore on your own, Information is everywhere, Visit the Mayan Ruins, Stroll along 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, Visit Playacar's Xaman-Ha Avairy, Snorkel in Akumal's Yal Ku lagoon, Explore the huge Biosphere Sian Kaan, Swim with dolphins at Tres Rios, Xel-Ha or Xcaret eco-parks, There are truly endless choices


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Available Year Round - Ask for Last Minute Discounts! Best Free Beach Access. No Hidden Charges. All Taxes/Cleaning Fees Included. Must be 25 or Older to Rent. Bottled Water, 24/7 Security, Private Off Street Covered Parking, Large Safe Pool.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.