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Direct Ground Floor Oceanfront - Sofa to Surf in Just 25 Steps

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The unit is directly on the ocean. Eat breakfast every day on the beach.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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This is a modern condo in a building with 20 units. This unit is on the ground floor and is directly on the beach. No stairs, no elevators, no going around a pool, no going through a gate, but DIRECTLY on the ocean. You can stand up from the sofa and take 15 steps and be in the sand. Take another 25 steps and you are in the ocean. This is a very rare opportunity to stay in a beach condo that is really on the beach. Lounging in a beach chair with music playing not from your headset, but actually from the Bose speakers in the unit. Order beach service from the waiters at the neighboring Coco Maya Restaurant/Club. Perhaps the kids are napping? You are still lounging in the sun because you are still within hearing distance of the bedrooms. Want a cold drink? You don't have to pack a cooler to take with you, just step to your refrigerator for a cold one. Whether it is for private bathroom facilities or the convenience of not having to pack a beach bag, staying this close to the ocean is a luxury not afforded by any other units in Playa.

But what about the other great things Playa del Carmen offers? The location of this condo is ideal. You are just 2 blocks off the famous Avenida Quinta and you are at the center of the action. The hottest beach nightlife in town is 2 doors away at the Blue Parrot. Starbucks coffee is just a few minutes walk (We prefer breakfast at '100% Natural' on Avenida Quinta... fresh fruit milkshakes, yogurt and granola, or a full hot breakfast is always available).

This unit is owned by a seasoned professional in the vacation rental business, so you can rest assured (literally) that your comforts and conveniences are provided for. The beds have pillow top mattresses with thick mattress pads, 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, and light down comforters. Bath amenities are of top spa-quality, and the kitchen is equipped for even a top chef.

Note - if this unit is not available, there are other units in this building that are available for rent. Contact us and we will help you with them.

EASTER WEEK, BPM FESTIVAL (first 10 days of January), and NEW YEAR's are particularly festive in Playa and specifically in the district around this condo. If you are not coming for the party during these times, it might be best to look for other dates or for some place farther out of the center of town.

Keywords: Condominium, Beachfront, Oceanfront

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    king bed, dedicated bath, cable TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    king bed, shares the hall bathroom, cable TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    sleeps 4, washer/dryer in closet...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    ipod headphone cable to play music through the stereo speakers; outdoor speakers...moreless

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    This condo is very unique in that it opens directly to the beach on the ground floor. The patio is literally directly on the sand!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The ocean in front of this unit is very swimmable. Waves are mild and the depth is generally shallow going out very far from shore....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    better dining is on the patio table, which seats 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    each room is controlled separately, and the wall units feature a 'wave' mode that cycles the fan up and down providing very soothing white-noise for sleeping....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    600 threadcount Egyptian Cotton linens, Ralph Lauren towels....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    note that there is no oven, but a large toaster-oven is provided and actually has a rotisserie for a whole chicken....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    right on the sand! Waiters from Coco Maya next door will serve you food/drinks right on the patio!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    It's central to the building and open to the sky, but it's not great for laying out in the sun (the beach is better!)...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2016
Mar 27 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$395
$2,600
fall 2016
Oct 1 - Dec 16, 2016
4 night min stay
$275
$1,800
Holidays 2016/17
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay
$850
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Jan 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$525
$3,500
BPM 2017
Jan 9 - Jan 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$600
$4,000
Winter 2017
Jan 17 - Apr 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$525
$3,500
Semana Santa 2017
Apr 7 - Apr 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$600
$4,000
Summer
Apr 16 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$395
$2,600
Fall
Oct 1 - Dec 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$275
$1,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$525

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 18%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Vacation Rentals are my business, literally. I manage over 65 luxury log homes in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina (see Watershed Cabins in Bryson City NC). The condo in Playa is my personal vacation home, but I rent it out when I'm not there. So, I did things here that most would not expect for 'just a rental': The linens and bedding are really comfortable, the decor is a touch above rental calibre, and some features (like Bose speakers and an well equipped kitchen, for instance) go way above and beyond basic rental comfort.

Why the Owner Chose Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico:
I had visited Playa several times before buying a condo there and fell in love with the ease of the destination and the way that this destination is a 'best all around' place. I have been fortunate enough to travel many places in the world, and Playa is the one place that has all the things I look for in a vacation destination: ease of travel there, great food, great shopping, white-sand beaches, nightlife, & diversity of people. So when on one of my trips, I happened to stumble on a condo model that was directly on the beach, I immediately knew it was something I wanted.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
You really can't speak enough of the fact that this condo is directly on the beach. You feel so integrated with the beach and ocean while there. Even staying in a beachfront resort, you sometimes feel like you have to 'pack' or 'get ready' to head out to the beach; but with this condo, I go in and out my door, listen to my music, make my own drinks, etc and I do it all from the beach (even surf the internet, as the WIFI goes a good bit outside the unit). I love to set my laptop up with my iTunes and connect to the stereo. Then I turn on the outside speakers and can play DJ right from the hammock using an app call 'Remote' -- it's awesome.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The unit is directly on the ocean. Eat breakfast every day on the beach.

    The unit is directly on the ocean. Eat breakfast every day on the beach.

  • The dining table for 8 is part of a great room that enjoys a great ocean view.

    The dining table for 8 is part of a great room that enjoys a great ocean view.

  • Bose speakers have excellent sound quality, even at low volume levels.

    Bose speakers have excellent sound quality, even at low volume levels.

  • Master bedroom with king bed, private bath and window looking at pool.

    Master bedroom with king bed, private bath and window looking at pool.

  • The third bedroom has 2 full beds and of course the luxury Egyptian linens.

    The third bedroom has 2 full beds and of course the luxury Egyptian linens.

  • Watch the moon rise over the sea by torchlight from the beachfront patio

    Watch the moon rise over the sea by torchlight from the beachfront patio

  • The condo building is brand new and is located between Playa Palms & Coco Maya.

    The condo building is brand new and is located between Playa Palms & Coco Maya.

  • Walk to the fire show at the Blue Parrot and watch it from the beach (for free!)

    Walk to the fire show at the Blue Parrot and watch it from the beach (for free!)

  • The beach belongs to everyone in Mexico, but we tried to establish our turf.

    The beach belongs to everyone in Mexico, but we tried to establish our turf.

  • The stylish contemporary decor runs throughout the condo.

    The stylish contemporary decor runs throughout the condo.

  • Stainless Steel and Granite kitchen is fully equipped (no oven, however)

    Stainless Steel and Granite kitchen is fully equipped (no oven, however)

  • The pool has beautiful mosaic tile and decking.  Windows are the 2 king bedrooms

    The pool has beautiful mosaic tile and decking. Windows are the 2 king bedrooms

  • The unit is on the ground floor and opens directly to the sand.

    The unit is on the ground floor and opens directly to the sand.

  • A massage on the beach is available right next door at Coco Maya (only $55 US!)

    A massage on the beach is available right next door at Coco Maya (only $55 US!)

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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