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Luxury Complex, Semi-Olympic Pool, All Amenities, 2 Minute Stroll to Beach.

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Huge, semi-Olympic pool with shallow section for kids.

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our very luxurious complex is in Playa del Carmen which is just south of Cancun and it's international airport. Locally called 'Playa', this is a small city along the best beaches in the Caribbean and the world.

Named "VIA 38", it has an especially large common area with semi-Olympic pool, hot tubs, gazebos, gym, our own private parking spot in our underground parking, and manned, 24 hour security. Our unit, A-13, is on the second floor, with it's own private elevator that opens directly into the condo. Large at 1150 square feet (125 square meters), it has two bedrooms, each with large private bath, large closets, and balcony. A third half bath is close to spacious living and dining area. Our condo has marble floors and granite counter tops throughout. Full kitchen with all appliances, including gas stove and oven, large refrigerator, microwave, everything a kitchen needs, private laundry room with full sized washer and dryer - not the little stack units found in most condos - and all else you'd find in a home. Next to kitchen is a granite bar, then the living and dining areas which look out thru a full condo-width glass wall with wide sliding doors and curtains, then past the extra large front balcony down to the pool area below. Lots of light! Room independent conditioning, private wifi, 3 flat screen LCD TVs with cable, beach chairs, extra large beach and pool towels, and more. Our host agency can arrange anything: tours, car rental, diving and snorkeling, chef prepared meals in condo, nurse, more. A one minute walk to the beach. We are in the quiet end of town, on famous 5th Avenue pedestrian mall. Stroll down the pedestrian mall to city center, by shops, restaurants, and coffee houses.

Unlike so many travel destinations, Playa does not feel 'touristy'. It is also a real Mexican town so you can spend time with the friendly local folks, go to their stores, restaurants, etc. A height limit of three stories eliminates towering hotels as in Cancun. Yet Playa is much nicer: very international, it has everything from luxury shopping to local handicrafts, restaurants of every cuisine from fine seafood to French, Italian, Japanese, Argentinian steak houses and more, to sandwiches, vegetarian, inexpensive local fare, and still more. Explore nearby Mayan ruins, (Tulum, Citchen Itza, Xcaret, or, others equally as large, but lesser known - and less crowded), Xian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, Palancar Reef (second largest in world), Cozumel Island. Diving, snorkeling, swimming in warm tropical water, complete relaxation on white sand beaches. Nap in shade by the pool. Have a local chilled cocktail. For a few days, or a month, A-13 in Via 38 is time very well spent.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1150 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Private elevator opens directly into condo.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Private elevator great for small children. 3 flat screen TVs. Shallow section in pool good for kids. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Condo association rules do not allow pets, sorry....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Again, private elevator, opens directly into condo. Front entrance is flat. @ 2nd auto/pedestrian entrance has slight incline with traction surface in pedestrian part....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • 3 Queens, both have huge closets, large marble and stone bathrooms, flat screen LCD TVs, dressers, A/C, sliding glass wall doors onto balcony....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Private elevator, two balconies, private underground parking, housekeeping, available are: tour arrangements, diving/snorkeling trips, chef, nurse, gym and meeting room in complex, 24 hour manned and gated security, semi-Olympic pool, beach is one of best in Caribbean....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Multi channels including channels and movies in English and music channels....moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table, 4 chairs. Three bar stools at granite bar, living area couch & chairs. Hutch w/ all plates, glassware, table linens. Glass wall, sliding doors open onto condo-width balcony overlooking pool....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Room independent A/C: each bedroom and in living & dining/kitchen area....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Again, large dryer, as in a home. These are not the small condo units or the stack units often found in rentals....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Private, underground garage....moreless

  • Elevator:

    Private elevator opens directly into condo....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Complete work out room, north end of pool, next to pool level restrooms....moreless

  • Garage:

    Private; there is also an elevator from garage to pool level....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Part of A/C. (Not that you'll ever need it.....)...moreless

  • Internet:

    Private Wifi and telephone....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets and bed covers, extra backup there in condo closets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, chairs, very large flat screen LCD TV, cable with English channels and music, coffee table, lamps. Wall is all glass, opens onto condo-width balcony overlooking pool....moreless

  • Parking:

    We have a private parking place in the condo complex's private, underground garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Next to modem, at end of granite bar....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, medium towels, wash cloths, larger beach and pool towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large washer as in a home....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Our rep company can provide most anything, including a private chef....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Absolutely. Gotta have the morning eye opener & afternoon refresher, no? Go to the large store MEGA for a coffee selection or stop in one of the many coffee houses nearby, get some there to take home....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All of those, too..........moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishware, silverware, glassware, pots, pans, all the little items, eg., cooking knives, blender, cheese grater, lemon squeezer - you get the idea....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with all you may need for cooking meals or making drinks. Good for long term rentals. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Part of gas stove....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Our condo has balconies on both sides, full width, glass walls with sliding doors. Bedroom balcony looks down onto 5th Av, the other onto the central, treed, pool area....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Numerous rentals nearby....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals, excursions, ferry to Cozumel and more available nearby....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    In central area, shaded by trees....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Central area includes an area of lawn and shade trees, with lounges, tables and chairs on wooden platforms....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Not snow skiing but rentals of water ski-doos, wind surfing, canoes, parasailing, parachuting and more. Take a boat tour at nearby Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    This area is famous for it's clear water and diving. Dive shops nearby, untold dive trips available, including to Cozumel....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Huge, semi-Olympic pool, extremely large for a complex with only 44 units. Most places with central area and pool this size have many, many more units....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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Jan 16 - Apr 16, 2017
1 night min stay
$260
$1,600 $5,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

We have a private management company there in Playa that is always available with a phone call or email. They will not bother or contact you but are there if ever you have questions of any sort, need assistance, have problems or emergencies, etc. It's a very good thing to have in that you are never alone in a new place, always someone there. They can hep with many things including, if you like, with tour arranging, car rental, provide extra maid service, bonded baby sitting, a chef, doctor if need be, transportation, etc. Some of these things are also available on the internet or at the many travel agencies in the area. Our agency is an all-in-one source and therefore more convenient, again, if you like. Also, our condo complex has a staffed office (this is unrelated to our rep agency). They are in a room at pool level and can provide help with problems in the condo or anywhere in the complex. The manager's name is Rocio (row-see-o) and she's a gem.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Dozens of ancient Mayan ruins, some of which are huge but not well known to public, diving and snorkeling (Palancar Reef - second largest in world), cave diving, Xian Kan Biospheere Reserve just south, in town shopping from luxurious to local handicraft, restaurants of virtually any cuisine walking distance, Spanish schools, more...

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: Bruce & Sharon live in Denver, Colorado, have travelled extensively and finally found a place they like enough to have second home roots.

Why Zazil-ha, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico:
Bruce first went to Playa in 1980 when Playa was a sleepy fishing town with sand streets, no electricity, no banks, no hotels, only a few palapas for accommodation, a population of a few hundred. At the time I never dreamed that I'd have a condo there or that Playa would become so much bigger and have so much going on/to do.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Not a big city feel in Playa, yet it has just about any activity, accommodation or cuisine you could possibly think of. It is a real Mexican town with all the local activities, stores, food and such then the touristy area nearer to the beach with everything imaginable. It is so nice, has so much to do that there is a sizeable expat community of folks from North America, Europe and elsewhere too, that have chosen Playa as either a part year or all year residence.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

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Photos

  • Huge, semi-Olympic pool with shallow section for kids.

    Huge, semi-Olympic pool with shallow section for kids.

  • Part of front area, bar, kitchen and private laundry in back.

    Part of front area, bar, kitchen and private laundry in back.

  •  kitchen; gas stove & oven, full sized fridge, everything a kitchen should have.

    kitchen; gas stove & oven, full sized fridge, everything a kitchen should have.

  • Other bedroom has one Queen, also opens onto back balcony, private bath beyond.

    Other bedroom has one Queen, also opens onto back balcony, private bath beyond.

  • Front balcony overlooking pool. May condos have absentee owners so is quiet.

    Front balcony overlooking pool. May condos have absentee owners so is quiet.

  • One end of central area has tree shaded deck.

    One end of central area has tree shaded deck.

  • From our entrance it is a short walk, down a quiet, tree shaded street to beach.

    From our entrance it is a short walk, down a quiet, tree shaded street to beach.

  • Our beach looking south. Many restaurants and bars along the way.

    Our beach looking south. Many restaurants and bars along the way.

  • Many, many ancient Mayan ruins to visit.

    Many, many ancient Mayan ruins to visit.

  • Pool level showers, restrooms, workout room, staffed office at far end.

    Pool level showers, restrooms, workout room, staffed office at far end.

  • View from bar, kitchen to left, full-width balcony thru glass doors.

    View from bar, kitchen to left, full-width balcony thru glass doors.

  • One bedroom has 2 Queen beds, flat screen TV, opens onto rear balcony.

    One bedroom has 2 Queen beds, flat screen TV, opens onto rear balcony.

  • Both bedrooms have huge, walk thru closets, into marble and stone bathroom.

    Both bedrooms have huge, walk thru closets, into marble and stone bathroom.

  • Back balcony overlooking 5th Av., bedrooms thru sliding doors.

    Back balcony overlooking 5th Av., bedrooms thru sliding doors.

  • Our private elevator opens directly into the condo.

    Our private elevator opens directly into the condo.

  • Hot tubs and shaded lounges, also.

    Hot tubs and shaded lounges, also.

  • Our beach looking north. Some of the world's softest, white sand.

    Our beach looking north. Some of the world's softest, white sand.

  • Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve  in south. Empty beaches,  miles long lagoon, tours.

    Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve in south. Empty beaches, miles long lagoon, tours.

  • Ah, yes, just another crummy day in Playa del Carmen.

    Ah, yes, just another crummy day in Playa del Carmen.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, March 06, 2017

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