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Fabulous location-Rooftop Pool! Just discounted for low season!

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

Las Palmas is located between 5th Avenue and 10th. Short walk to the beach!

We own two units in Las Palmas. Since our one bedroom unit is continually booked we have decided to rent Palma Xiat as a one bedroom unit also with an added bonus - bedroom two may be used to store all your purchases! Palma Xiat is a great unit. Located in Las Palmas in the area known as Little Italy or the "new" playa! (north of Constituyentes and 3 blocks from Mamitas and Kool club. The condominium sleeps 2 people as a one bedroom unit. The main bedroom has a queen bed. The unit may be rented as a one bedroom unit for couples.

Wireless Internet is available in the condo and the caretaker will provide the pass code upon arrival. There are three balconies. The lovely rooftop pool, Jacuzzi and solarium is a great place to get away or meet new people. The complex is small (13 units)and there is an on site caretaker for security, and the property is accessible to tenants only. There is a safe in the room. Cleaning service is provided three times a week. We use our condo frequently so it is well equipped for our guests. We hope it will become your 'home away from home' as it is for many of our return guests!

At this time we own two units in Las Palmas - If Palma Xiat is booked please check list number 128161 on HomeAway! It is a one bedroom unit located on the second floor! Thank you!

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Peggy Hammeken
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Peggy Hammeken

Living in Minnesota, many of our favorite memories are taking vacations with our daughters! After traveling thoughout Mexico looking for a 'home away from home' we decided on Playa del Carmen! The beautiful caribbean, the friendly people and it's super location was perfect for us! Now with four grandchildren we hope to enjoy many more vacations with the grandkids as they grow.

Peggy Hammeken purchased this condo in 2000

Why Peggy Hammeken chose Centro

The central location was also perfect for day trips along the Mayan Riviera! The condo is centrally located so there is no need for a car! The expansive beaches are great for walking and water sports! The town, with its shops and boutiques, street artists and music, boasts ethnic cuisine from many different parts of the world! It is a great area with activities for the young and old!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review submitted: March 24, 2010 Date of arrival: March 4, 2010

This was our 2nd time in Conda Xiat and it continues to impress us with its beautiful condition, location, amenities, and most of all Staff. We love returning and seeing the same friendly and helpful faces.

The unit is very well equipped and you will have all you need at your disposal for a wonderful base from which to explore beautiful Playa del Carmen

Recommended for: adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway
Mar 2010
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Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , single
  • Palma Xiat is a large 2 bedroom unit. The main bedroom has a queen bed with balcony. The second bedroom has 2 single beds and balcony. The sofa in the living room can accommodate a fifth family member. Crib available on request
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Las Palmas is a small secure complex! Las Palmas is one of the few complexes that boasts a rooftop pool, solarium and grilling area for sun and relaxation! It is in a great location - no need for a car! Maid service is provided 3 times per week, beach coupons for Mamitas Beach Club, and we have a live in care caretaker for security. Secure parking, crib, cot can be accommodated - please let us know!


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Fabulous location-Rooftop Pool! Just discounted for low season!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great Condo in Playa

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in Peggy and Roberto's two bedroom apartment and enjoyed every minute, as did our friends from Puebla, MX who joined us for a few days. The location of the condo is excellent - far enough off 5th Avenue to avoid most of the noise, but close to everything, and on the nicer end of 5th Avenue. The apartment was clean and comfortable, the building is secure and well maintained, and Jose the building manager was very helpful. The second day some of our lights went off and he came right up to fix the problem, which required some rewiring. Peggy was also prompt in responding to questions I had prior to and during our stay I especially appreciated the document Peggy e-mailed us with information about the condo as well as other useful topics including options for travel between the condo and the airport, where to shop for food, how to tip, etc. etc. Also take advantage of the notebook with comments from previous tenants (including us) regarding good restaurants, beach clubs and excursions. We found it a big help. Please do realize that Playa can get noisy at night especially during festivals (we arrived during their techno music festival) and even the apartment's high quality windows could not keep out all the noise. Be aware that the Mamita's beach club pass mentioned in a previous review is no longer available. FYI: I was very happy I followed Peggy's recommendation to pack light. Between Playa's relaxed dress code and the excellent and inexpensive laundry service located just two doors from Las Palmas there is no need to burden yourself with lots of luggage. Just bring sunscreen!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review Sara! I am happy you had a great time and were also able to go on a few tours! the staff in the complex is great and i will let Jose know he received a nice compliment! Welcome back and perhaps one of these days we will meet in Playa!!! (Definitle not durring the techno fest week!!! Kindest regards, Peggy and Roberto
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Excellent choice for me...

  • 5 of 5

I had stayed in this building in 2010 and I wanted stay here again. The unit I wanted was booked, so that unit's owner referred me to this owner, who has two units in the building (a 1 bedroom and a 2 bedroom). First, let me note that the amenity information and photos on this website for this property are accurate.

The bottom line is that the property is 1 block off of 5th Avenue, and off of the cruise tourist path. It is quiet. There are plenty of good restaurants, bars, and nightlife nearby. One supermarket (I don't recall the name) is within walking distance and there is a Super Walmart just beyond walking distance.

This time around, I also used the laundromat. That worked well as I only had to pack 1/2 of the clothes that I normally would take.

I really do not have any negative to write about the property. There were a couple of issues, of which I contacted the owner about, and those issues were taken care of almost immediately. The only suggestion that I have is that the unit has a DVD player, but no DVDs for a rainy day. (Remember that Netflix, etc. does not work in Mexico.)

The owner only handles payments by PayPal. That is good. And once payment is received, the owner sends a really good information packet.

The owner has a website that can be found by searching Las Palmas.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! Thanks for letting me know about the DVDs. I will bring some down the next time. I thought I had DVDs there! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! We would love to have you back!
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Canandaigua, NY

Excellent Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from spending a wonderful week at Palma Xiat. All of the information we received from the owners prior to our arrival was so helpful in making the most of our visit to Playa del Carmen. Housekeeping came in every other day with fresh sheets and towels, etc., making us feel like we were in a hotel. We had all of the comforts of home plus everything you needed for a great vacation. The Mamita's beach club passes were an added bonus. The on-site manager was available anytime you needed something. We hadn't planned on eating in during our vacation, but we absolutely loved the rooftop pool, grill and sundeck. It was so peaceful with views all the way to Cozumel! We grilled steak from the local meat market and had everything we needed to prepare a terrific dinner. It was the highlight of our vacation so we ate in several times. The rooftop pool was peaceful and relaxing. The condo was close to the beach and shopping. We discovered that futher down 5th toward the Ferry Pier was a little more action. Fun to watch at night but good to be a few blocks away. The fresh squeezed orange juice from the carts in the morning was excellent. The condo had a book with recomendations and experiences from past guests on restaurants, excursions, etc. that was very helpful. We are looking forward to our next visit to Playa del Carmen and would definitely stay at Palma Xiat again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tammy and Ed! It was great meeting both of you!
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Waterford,MI, USA

Clean, Comfortable, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 2 weeks in November, 2010. The condo is exactly as described with all the amenities you will need. The location is perfect, 1 block from the main drag of 5th Avenue where all the bars, shops, and restaurants are located, and 3 blocks from the beach.

The condo comes with coupons for Mamita's Beach Club, where you can trade them for either an umbrella or a chaise chair. Considering we rolled out usually pretty late to the beach sometimes there were no chairs available, so just bring the towels provided at the condo and plant yourself anywhere on the beach. Or just walk up to the rooftop pool, and hang out there. You will most likely have it to yourself.

As for nightlife, there seems to be plenty of it. The big party is down by 1st Ave and Calle 12. The crowd is a bit younger but definitely something to check out, and the music seems to be more dance and techno. If that is not your style, just plant yourself in any one of the hundreds of bars along 5th Ave. get yourself some happy hour drinks (usually until 6PM) and people watch. For sport lovers check out Tequila Barrel showing sports on tons of big screen TVs (and ladies get a free shot for dancing on the bar :-)).

There is a big variety of restaurants, however there seems to be a fair amount of turnover and some restaurants that we found on the web and wanted to check out were closed. Here is a list of some we liked:

La Fragata

Calle 26 between 1st & 5th Avenue

Right down the street from the condo, great breakfast and lunch,

Las Cazuelas

Calle 26th btw.5th Ave, and 10th Ave.

This was one of our favorite places, and it is right next to the condo. Excellent Spanish food, tapas, etc, served in a family atmosphere, at great prices. Each day they also have Comida Corrida, a set menu with three courses and drink for 75 pesos.

Babe's Noodle & Bar

Calle 10, btw 5th Ave. and 10th Ave.

also at 5th Ave, btw Calle 28 and Calle 30.

Thai inspired excellent food, very reasonable prices

Maktub Cafe

5th Avenue between Calles 28 and 30

Excellent middle-eastern food.

El Asador de Manolo

The corner of 5th Avenue and Calle 32

This Argentinian grill serves up a myriad of grilled meats.

Taco Chido

10nth Ave. btw Calle 8 and Calle 10

Authentic cheap tacos

La Kalaka: Italian

Calle 4 btw 15nth and 20nth Ave

Excellent Italian, romantic setting, off the beaten path.


Calle 4, btw 5th and 10nth Ave

Authentic Mexican fair.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2010
  • Stayed: November 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing such an informational post George - we appreciate it! Peg
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Car: not necessary

Las Palmas, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico -- Las Palmas is centrally located. Stroll the Famous 5th Avenue filled with shops, boutiques and international restaurants, pubs and more. Spend the day at the beach! The ocean is a short walk where you can enjoy water activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling and diving tours.

Located 1/2 block off of 5th avenue, you can stroll, people watch, listen to mariachis, watch the street artists perform, sample food from many international restaurants, and shop in the unique shops. The condo is within walking distance to the ferry for a day trip to world-class diving destination of Cozumel, the bus station (from where you can travel to Mayan temples, the Biosphere Preserve, Xcaret, Tulum), and centrally located to shopping and more!

Other Activities: shopping, boating, parasailing, great dining!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $200

From $685.00
Palma Xiat can be rented as a one or two bedroom unit.
One bedroom rate is for 2 people only. The second bedroom is locked if rented as a one bedroom unit.

Rate includes all taxes, cleaning service 3X per week and internet service.

Taxes included in rates
Dates Available: Year Round

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.