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Porto Playa 150 Steps from Beach/5th Ave. Premier Zone, Playa del Carmen

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Porto Playa was awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor in 2016. Featuring a tropical architectural influence with 21 luxury units, Porto Playa is set in an oasis reminiscent of a rain forest. It has a very airy and open design inside a private sanctuary with lush tropical plants and flowers and gushing waterfalls. There is even a sun-drenched roof-top swimming pool the length of a city block and a second pool with two separate Jacuzzis.

Guests at any of our properties receive complimentary beach chairs at Indigo Beach Club, located at El Taj Ocean, complimentary use of The Gym, located at Porto Playa, complimentary Wi-Fi, daily maid service, 3 full-service restaurants and more. Guests also receive discounts at many restaurants in Playa.

Porto Play is located at the corner of First Ave and Calle 16. 100 steps from the beach and offers complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas at Indigo Beach Club, located at El Taj Ocean 1 block away.

Porto Playa is a boutique condo hotel with 21 condos with numerous amenities including daily maid service, complimentary use of The Gym, (located in Porto Playa), concierge service, spa and more. Porto Playa has one of the best pools in Playa del Carmen: an upper and lower 70 foot long pool with waterfalls from the upper pool to the lower pool. Each level has a jacuzzi.

Unit 216 is one of the largest 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo's on the more desirable second floor with large, private balcony with tables and chairs for your enjoyment. Have coffee in the morning on the balcony overlooking the pools. Great Gulf Breeze and a glimpse of the Gulf Waters. Flat screen Televisions in living room and both bedrooms, Wireless stereo system in living room. Large bathrooms have glassed in showers for two. Marble floors and counter tops.

Master bedroom has pillow-top, king-sized bed, and french doors that open to a private balcony. 2nd bedroom can be set up as twin beds or pillow-top, king sized bed.

Large private balcony off kitchen and living room. Private balcony off master bedroom.

Porto Playa is steps from 5th Ave, and steps from the beach in the Premier Zone.

We also have 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condo's as well as penthouse condos available at El Taj Ocean, Magia Beachside, and Maya Villa

I extend any owners discounts that might be available, please email me.

Our promises to you:

1. We respond to all emails within hours.

2. We want you to have the right property for your needs

3. We will be honest with you on any and all questions you may have.

4. We are committed to getting you the best rate we possibly can and can.

Our goal is for you to have a fabulous experience and come back again.

Laura Leli Carmine and Marcela Leon

Keywords: Boutique,luxury condo in the Premier zone of Playa del Carmen. Property has 21 units: 2 bedroom units, 2 and 3 bedroom penthouse units are also available. Perfect location. Great units and pools.

More Details

Owner
Laura Carmine
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Laura Carmine

My husband, Terry, and I have been going to Playa del Carmen since 1993. We've been to beaches all over the world (Australia, France, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, etc) and Playa is my favorite beach (I am a beach girl).

We fell in love early with Porto Playa Condo/Hotel because of the great design, beautiful landscaping, fabulous pools, and overall charm. It is the best location in Playa.

Since I started renting units in 2005 we (Marcela and myself) have made thousands of reservations for guests like us, and we love doing it. We believe in giving you what you want and live Our promises to you:

1. We respond to all emails within hours.

2. We want you to have the right property for your needs and desires even if it means renting you another unit (not ours) in any of our 5 properties: Porto Playa, Magia Beachside, El Taj Ocean, or Maya Villa.

3. We will be honest with you on any and all questions you may have.

4. We are committed to getting you the best rate we possibly can and can match the Property Management’s rate on all units in all 5 properties.

Our goal is for you to have a fabulous experience and come back again.

es to you:

Playa and Porto Playa are paradise. Come join the party! The address of Porto Playa is 1st Ave. and Calle 16.

Thanks

Laura Leli Carmine

Laura Carmine purchased this condo in 2006

Why Laura Carmine chose Gonzalo Guerrero

The beaches in Playa are white, soft sand, no rocks and the water is crystal clear. They are clean beaches and you can see Cozumel on the horizon. You can walk for miles. Playa has zoning that prohibits tall buildings so you won't get the skyscraper feel. We love the international flavor of Playa where at any time you'll hear Italian, Portugese, German, English, and, of course, Spanish. It is European in architecture and lifestyle.

You can walk north on the beach for at least 10 miles (that's as far as we've ever walked). The water is crystal clear, about 78 degrees. There are numerous restaurants right on the beach and lots of places to get chairs, drinks, etc. You can walk south for about 2 miles, but after that, there's a number of all-inclusives, so there's not as much to see anyway.

On the beach you can do boogie boards, parasailing, wave runners, etc. Snorkeling and deep sea diving and fishing are very popular. If you want to go snorkeling, I'd take the ferry to Cozumel (rated one of the 7 best in the world) and go snorkeling there. You can also take a tour bus or rent a car once in Playa and go south to ancient mayan ruins or a water park that has snorkeling, tubing in an underground river, and swimming with the dolphins. My son and his girlfriend went zip lining in the area and raved about it.

You don't need a car in Playa unless you want to take day-trips to Tulum or Chichen Itza. Everyone walks to restaurants, groceries, liquor, shops,, etc.

Fifth Avenue is about 3 miles long, is pedestrian only, and has open air restaurants and shopping. You can walk up and down and find a place you want to eat dinner or go shopping.

Porto Playa was awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor in 2016. Featuring a tropical architectural influence with 21 luxury units, Porto Playa is set in an oasis reminiscent of a rain forest. It has a very airy and open design

What makes this condo unique

Porto Playa is usually ranked as one of the top 20 hotels in Playa del Carmen. No other property in Playa del Carmen has the ammenities, the perfect location, the attentive staff or the architecture of Porto Playa and our sister properties: El Taj Ocean, El Taj Beach, Maya Villa and Villas Sacbe

Porto Playa was awarded the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor in 2016. Featuring a tropical architectural influence with 21 luxury units, Porto Playa is set in an oasis reminiscent of a rain forest. It has a very airy and open design inside a private sanctuary with lush tropical plants and flowers and gushing waterfalls. There is even a sun-drenched roof-top swimming pool the length of a city block and a second pool with two separate Jacuzzis.

Our conds has high ceilings, zoned air conditioning, ceiling fans in every room, full-sized appliances and large kitchens stocked with cookware, blender, toaster, coffee maker - everything you'd want to make you feel like it's yours and not a hotel room.. We have noodles in the condo for your use in the Gulf and/or the pool.

Couple of tips:

You don't need a car in Playa You only need a car if you want to go off-site for something. Even zip-lining comes and picks you up.

Playa is very European - half the tourists are American, the other half are a mix from all over the world: South America, Asia and Europe. It's fun to walk 5th or be eating a meal and hearing all the different accents. Lots of different types of restaurants.

You can walk to Wal-Mart or Mega from our condo-(6 blocks). I know how that might sound, but they are great stores with fresh food. We typically walk over there the first day (in the morning before it gets too hot), and buy fresh fruit, wine and snacks. We then have breakfast on our balcony. Before dinner we open up a bottle of wine and have drinks and snacks on the balcony.

We've done all-inclusives and liked them, but prefer Porto Playa. Everything is in such close proximity

Amenities

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , his and her sinks, glass shower for 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , glass shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    2nd bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , king or 2 twins - your choice
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Heavenly bed in master bedroom. 2nd bedroom can be a king or twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Complimentary beach chairs at Indigo Beach Club and complimentary use of The Gym, located on site. Porto Playa is located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, in the Premier Zone of Playa. Porto Playa is 1 block from the beach, 1 block from 5th Ave., 2.5 blocks from clubs. The second floor units of Porto Playa overlook 2 pools, 2 Jacuzzis and garden sanctuary. Daily maid service. Concierge on staff. Daily exercise classes (Yoga, Tai Chi, etc) on the beach. We will stock your kitchen for you before you arrive - just give us your shopping list. We are happy to help you with spa services, transportation or anything else you need. Our unit is 216, the largest 2 bedroom with the best views, but we are authorized to rent any of the 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units, including penthouse units. Master bedroom has king-sized, pillow-top bed. 2nd Bedroom can be twin beds or king-sized, pillow-top. Our promises to you: 1. We respond to all emails within hours. 2. We want you to have the right

Reviews

You will love this beautiful condo and the short walk to the beach.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Oct 6, 2016

Porto Playa was exactly as it was stated on the listing. The beach is one block south and the buzzing 5th Avenue is one block north, making this an ideal location since it is so close to everything. We were surrounded by tropical beauty as soon as we entered the condo hotel. Laura, the owner was helpful through the whole process and the front desk staff was super accommodating during our stay. You have plenty of opportunities to relax, whether it is in the spacious condo, on the front patio overlooking the beautiful courtyard, pool side basking in the sun or at the Indigo Beach Club. Your options are endless. We found an abundance of options for a variety of restaurants nearby. Two of our favorites were La Brocherie, the quiet French restaurant off the Avenue and La Casota on the Avenue, where we found fish that was the best we have ever had. Porto Playa has everything you need and will exceed all your expectations.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
New York City
5

A fantastic condo w/ wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this property was like taking our very own comfy home to a new beautiful location. Actually, that's not exactly the truth: for us New York City dwellers, staying here was definitely an upgrade in housing since or vacation home was more spacious, modern, well maintained, and all-around more comfortable than our NYC home ever could be! Add to that daily housekeeping, delicious breakfasts, amazingly nice and KIND employees, and best of all, a breathtaking setting and scenery... definitely an upgrade on "home sweet home." We could not recommend this condo any more strongly! (Other condos in the property could possibly be just as nice, but corresponding with the owners of this specific condo also was a pleasantly easy and stress free experience.)

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location for a relaxing getaway in Mexico. The location is fantastic. The beach, restaurants, and shops are all within a few blocks walking distance. My family stayed in the corner penthouse suite. It was a great fit for three couples. We each had our own spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. The rooftop "Crow's Nest" was a sanctuary complete with a grill, hot tub, and shaded seating area with great views. I also appreciated that the unit was extremely quiet and squeaky clean thanks to Esmerelda, the housekeeper. I hope we can make this an annual trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Porto Playa in two years. Our vacation was perfect. The front desk staff was great, always available. The housekeeper, Esmerelda, did a fantastic job keeping our unit orderly and making the stress of dirty dishes, etc an afterthought. The pool at the property has two levels and is very relaxing.

Porto Playa has a great location being one block away from both the sandy beach and the famous Fifth Avenue that houses gourmet restaurants, great shopping and nightlife.

We used the free beach chairs at El Taj (a related condo-hotels property) each day and took advantage of the $20, 70-minute massages (ask for Maria!) steps down the beach.

Overall, we had a great vacation and can't wait to do it all over again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hernando Fl
5

Awesome Place to stay !!!!!!!!!!! The best in Playa!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Returned again to stay at Porto Playa....never disappointed!!!! The property is beautiful, filled with lush tropical palms and flowering plants. The pool feels so refreshing during the day and the water cascading down the wall lulls you to sleep at night. The condo is spotless and the beds very comfortable. The staff is extremely helpful..whether to help you with directions or assisting you in your return flight info. Porto Playa is perfectly located, a block to the beach or a block to 5th Avenue !!!! Always something to do . The restaurant Plank had the best brunch, complete with a seafood tower that was to die for! We also enjoyed the service at the Indigo Beach Club: great food and a great beach. The restaurants on 5th are better then the ones at home and less expensive. Can't wait to return again. I would highly recommend Porto Playa to anyone traveling to Playa Del Carmen !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California
5

Great choice for amenities, service, location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night and had no problems finding the condo or getting situated. Office staff was very helpful, unit was clean and nicely decorated. We loved the pool (we always had it to ourselves), Plank restaurant (office gave free brunch coupon and free drink coupons), secure underground parking. The Gym is an excellent facility. Indigo Beach Club is also a nice resource that's included and close, though the beach is not as nice as Tulum or hotel zone, as there are many wooden boats docked there with rope ties in the water. Proximity to 5th Avenue, pharmacies and medical care, restaurants, Mega and Walmart are all outstanding. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this condo again if I go back to Playa del Carmen.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mokena Illinois USA
5

Best girl getaway ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip included 5 women all seeking a stress-free vacation. The amenities at Porta Playa exceeded our expectations! We were centrally located, a 2 minute walk to the beautiful beach, the fabulous restaurants and the shopping along 5th Avenue. Our condo was immaculate, well supplied and had a beautiful view of the pools and the courtyard lush with foliage. We walked each night to fabulous restaurants where our meals surpassed many here at home. There was always friendly staff available to answer our questions and they were very attentive to our needs. The entire trip was fabulous and we are already planning our next trip to Porta Playa, before this "best kept secret" is discovered. It was truly a trip of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cancun International
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
To/From Cozumel
Car: not necessary

Here are some of the 'Things to do' In the area. For a better list, as well as Restaurant Tips and a blog, please visit my website (sorry, VRBO won't let me list the website here.

Golf, Swim with Dolphins, Cultural tours to Mayan Ruins, Tulum, Chichen Itza, Xcaret, snorkeling (area is in the top 5 snorkeling spots in the world), scuba-diving, ferry to Cozumel, swim with whale sharks, cooking classes, wine tasting, swimming, walking the beach for miles, zip lining, horseback riding (jungle or on the beach), ceynotes (underground rivers), ATV's, sailing, catamaran sailing, wind-surfing, jet skis, and more!

Please visit my website to see more activities.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Environmental fee $1 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change any time prior to payment. We offer 2 types of rates at most but not all times of the year: Non-Refundable (Paid in full at time of booking. Non-Refundable reservations cannot be changed and no refund will be applied upon cancellation of the reservation) This is a less expensive rate.
Refundable (reservation can be cancelled or changed with no fee until 45 days prior to the check in date. A payment of 50% will be required to confirm the reservation. The remaining balance will be automatically collected 31 days prior to the check in date. This rate includes complimentary breakfast daily at certain times of the year.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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