Villa - 4 Bedrooms - 4 Baths - (Sleeps 8-10)
- english, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our family of 8 had a delightful time at this glorious home and outstanding location.
Gloria Kelso, the owner, met us and introduced us to her lovely home and also provided us with things to do and restaurants to visit. Her housekeeper was warm and helpful as was her property manager. Our family is from Chicago and we had a perfect time in the sun. My husband and I highly recommend this rental property.
Beautiful villa in a perfect location
My family and I stayed in this villa for a week and had an amazing time. The house is great for a large family or group of friends. Each of the four bedrooms is spacious enough and has its own bathroom. The villa's location was perfect for our group. We were right across the street from the beach, making it easy to hop back and forth between the pool and the beach. We were a 10-15 minute walk from town (manageable even with small children) with easy access to cabs as well. The house comes with as much filtered water as you would like. Luci keeps the house clean, and Abel is available for any issues that come up during your stay. We appreciated the ability to have our kitchen stocked upon arrival and have delicious meals made by Angeles. Gloria and her daughter Stirling were great before the trip in answering any questions we had. We look forward to staying here again!
Thank you so much, Diego, for taking the time to write your glowing report.
You absolutely hit on all the major points a guest might look for in a "home-away-from-home". I appreciate very much the time you took to think of the advantages
Villa la Golondrina offers.
And, by the way, Luci gave me a full description of your beautiful and very sweet little boy with the big blue eyes. She was very animated when she expressed how dear he was during your visit.
Thank you again,
Fabulous vacation at Villa La Golondrina
We just returned from a wonderful stay at Villa La Golondrina. Before we even arrived, I knew it was going to be a great trip. Gloria and Stirling provided us with very useful information, helped us with transportation, and took all the guesswork out of our planning. Once we got to the property, we were delighted with the house and the space. As one previous reviewer said, the authentic charm of the place made you feel like you were someplace special. Each unique room, the bathrooms, and the kitchen were great! With a group of 9, the space was ideal to spread out or be together. Everyone spent more time around the pool than at the beach and loved going up on the roof for the sunrise or to enjoy the evening breeze. Angeles cooked a fabulous meal for us(I think that was one of our favorite things) and Luci was so pleasant and accommodating when the teenagers were sleeping late. It was truly the relaxing vacation we were all looking for. We had a fun dinner at El Fogon and enjoyed walking the streets in Playa del Carmen. I really hope we have the opportunity to go back. Thank you Gloria and Stirling for all your help and sharing your home!
Wonderful way to spend Christmas
The villa is truly amazing, with lots of room to spread out. Each room (bedrooms, living spaces, kitchen, bathrooms, outdoor spaces) were spacious and we enjoyed the open living / dining / kitchen. The balcony off of the master was a great place to enjoy a glass of wine - you felt like you were in a jungle (or in a Disney theme park because the trees looked so perfect, you could assume they were fake). All the bathrooms were lovely and unique - especially the master one! And the roof top terrace, was a bonus - another quiet spot and a great place to check out the surrounding area.
Perfect family vacation
From an email that was sent to the owner after our return:
"You have such a beautiful home and I can't thank you enough for making it available to us and for your hospitality. The location was ideal and very comfortable, and everyone couldn't have been happier with their accommodations. It was an especially nice touch having daily maid service! Luci came over every morning around 8:30 and spent the entire morning cleaning up after us. Angeles fixed us dinner the last night and it was delicious! I hope she wasn't insulted that we could come close to eating all the food she brought.
We're all home now and a bit exhausted from our trip. There are so many things to do in and around Playa del Carmen that one week is not nearly enough. If we were not enjoying your pool or the beach we would be on the go constantly. We used Sr. Anselmo for one day to visit Tulum and Akumal, and went back to Akumal another day by ourselves using a van that was conveniently located at the entrance to Playacar. Also a couple of our party was insistent on fishing one morning. Beyond that there was a lot of shopping, exploring the town, and trying some new restaurants. We should have stayed with your restaurant recommendations but we did try El Fogon on your list which everyone agreed was probably the highlight.
You own a jewel in Playa del Carmen!
Thank you so much for your glowing review. Sr. Abel & Luci mentioned that they missed your lovely family when you departed. We all look forward to your return. Happy New Year to you & yours from all of us at Villa La Golondrina.
Wonderful Thanksgiving in Playa
Our large group of 9, which included teenagers and my elderly mother in law, were extremely comfortable at the beautiful Villa Golondrina. The house is so comfortable, and the Mayan style and architecture made us feel that we were really somewhere special. The grounds were lush and tropical, the bedrooms were comfortable, the bathrooms were awesome, and we LOVED the open air concept. The street the villa is on is quiet and steps from the beautiful beach. We especially loved the upper deck for hanging out and relaxing- what a fabulous view! Our two favorite bedrooms were the upstairs suite and the charming back bedroom. We felt very safe in Playa, and can't wait to return. Gloria and her daughter Stirling were very gracious and wonderful to work with! Thank you for sharing your wonderful retreat with my family!
Modern amenities have been thoughtfully provided while incorporating the traditional building arts of Mexico in this lovely vacation home. A striking example of the work of Mexico's finest craftsmen is the Moorish brick dome (boboda castellana) of the dining room and two bedrooms. Main floor air-conditioned bedrooms are beautifully appointed with fabrics and treasures from Mexico and Guatemala, and include stunning bathrooms, each with a shower of lovely Mexican tile amid lush tropical vegetation. The 2nd floor master suite (air-conditioned master bedroom) is a self-contained apartment with its own small kitchen. It is connected to the main floor via an interior staircase open to the sky. The suite offers a world of its own, a private romantic space in which one can totally relax. Its luxurious bathroom features a stunning white polished circular bathtub, and from a spacious veranda, master suite guests have breathtaking views of the aqua Caribbean & morning sunrise.
Other Activities: Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Kayaking, Sky Diving, Kite Boarding