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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This beautiful 3 bedroom is perfectly located, close enough to walk to the beach and town, but far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet, surrounded by woods and lush vegetation.

The villa has been furnished with care, and the attention to detail has created a special ambiance. The furnishings are first class and although the house is modern it has a distinct Mexican flair created by the wall colours and the artwork.

The uniqueness of this property is its location. It is in a gated community and is one of 16 houses sitting separately from each other. This house is the corner property surrounded by woods, it backs on to the golf course and Bird Sanctuary, making the outlook from the patio extremely peaceful and pretty This added feature has been gifted to us by nature and it brings with it beautiful birds and wild life.

The night times are quiet. And along with comfortable beds and excellent quality linens you will be ensured of a peaceful and relaxing sleep.

Another wonderful thing about our villa is that it takes only 10 very pleasant minutes to walk to one of the many beaches, all within easy reach. It is also a short stroll to the 5th Avenue in the town, where you can find restuarants, shops and night life.

If you prefere a quiet evening, our patio offers private, calm and enjoyable ambiance whilst sipping on a Margarita at sunset.

An added bonus is the many tropical birds you can view at close range during the early morning and dusk

Good Wi-Fi is available throughout the villa.

Netflix is available.

Gas Barbeque

Sky sports on the TV including all British soccer.

Our location is central to many tourist attractions,

* Xcarat Eco Theme Park and Xplor is less than 10 minutes away.

* XelHa 30 minutes away.

* Swimming with Dolphins in Puerto Adventuras 20 mins away.

* Swimming with turtles in Akamal 25 mins.

*Ruins of Tulum 45 mins drive.

* Ruins of COBA 1 hours drive.

* Ruins of Chichenitza 3 hours drive

* Beautiful cenotes (underground springs in natural jungle settings) await you, there are many to choose from within 20'minutes away.


* Supermarkets, Bakery and Restaurants witihin close proximity.

* Hospital, Pharmacy less than 10 minutes.


This beautiful villa is perfect for a family, couples or singles vacations..

Keywords: Villa, House, Townhouse, Casa

More Details

Gillian Steel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2018

About Gillian Steel

We love to travel and enjoy all that it brings to enhance our lives. We brought all our family on a vacation in 2008 and decided that Playa Del carmen had everything we could want in a holiday resort, and decided right there that we wanted to own a house in the area. We are very social peole and find it very easy to make friends in Playa. We also enjoy quiet times to kick back with our feet up with a good book. We are thrilled with our choice of home and look forward to many fun times there.

Gillian Steel purchased this villa in 2008

Why Gillian Steel chose Playa del Carmen

We chose this house for its location. It is perfectly situated.close enough to be able to walk to the beach and the town and yet it is very quiet at night with no traffic noise. It is actually only 50 mtrs. through to the golf course but is seperated by dense jungle which creates a special ambiance of being away from it all. The bird Avery is a few mtrs away and we get to watch an abundance of beautiful birds whilst sitting on the patio.


Playa del Carmen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large bedroom with King size bed and king size sofa.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 queen
  • Bed 1 and bed 2 are upstairs Bed 3 is downstairs.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(31 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This place is everything you could want for your vacation. Gilly’s home is beautiful, well kept, clean, and very spacious indeed. Believe it or not, the photos don’t do this place justice! You're provided with everything you need, from beach chairs, to a washer/dryer! The complex itself is very attractive, and feels secluded but safe and welcoming- and you even have access to a lovely pool.

The location is excellent: the beach is a 5/10 minute walk away max. and there is a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops also within walking distance. You can also get to Tulum, a number of cenotes, and other popular attractions within a very short space of time.

The hosts are incredible! They answer all queries promptly, and ensure you have everything you need for your stay.

I could not recommend this house highly enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, our 2 young children, my mum and my cousin all stayed at Gill and John’s house for 10 days earlier this month. We had such an amazing time, it would be remiss of me not write a glowing review.

In order for us to feel comfortable while travelling, we need space, a good location, and access to amenities.

Let me start with the space. Beautiful, bright and clean. My husband, kids and I all had the master room, equipped with our own bathroom. My mum and cousin had their own rooms too with ensuites. We never felt cramped and had enough room to relax and read a book, enjoy coffee and all eat dinner at the table. My kids were able to run around freely in and around the house with enough space to get away from each other when they had enough. Priceless.

The location could not have been better. As a family, we value quiet nights away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Gill and John’s house was less than a 5 minute walk from 2 main streets (depending on which exit you take). We were literally 5 minutes away from fabulous shopping (the Plaza mall and various souvenir and silver shops), restaurants, bars and night spots. And once you leave the streets and enter the gate at Playacar, you are right back to the peace and quiet. Which is something we really valued on this trip. “Our beach”, was a 5 minute walk away (or less, if you don’t have kids to lift up). It is so stunning with turquoise water and the whitest sand. We were sad to say goodbye to it. Another appreciated part of the location was its proximity to Cancun, Xel Ha, Xpu Ha, and Tulum and everything in between. We managed to stumble upon the most gorgeous Cenote, maintained and protected by the Mayan people. Stunning. All within a 20 minute drive.

Lastly, we had full access to the washer/dryer, pool, drinking water, beach accoutrements, wifi among so many other things. Having all of our usual necessities at our disposal while we were away from home was so important in us being able to relax-especially with the kids. It was a home away from home.

Gill and John, thank you both for opening your beautiful casa to us! We plan on going back for the same time next year and the year after that!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 relaxing days

  • 5 of 5

7 of us (2 couples with 3 children, ages 8, 6 and 2), stayed here for 7 full days. We enjoyed having the room to spread out (3 bedrooms and 3 full baths) in a quiet, private condo, where you can see animals from the back patio. We never saw our neighbors! Each condo is a 2-story unit that is completely separate from the next one. The beach was a 10 minute stroll down a tree-lined street. The kids loved to play in the waves of an ocean with the most turquoise water (nice, slightly rough after the rain). The beach was not crowded, and the sand did not get hot! The kids loved the quiet pool which we pretty much had to ourselves. We loved how central the place was, central to: Cancun, Tulum, different eco parks, and Cozumel. The pier to catch boats to Cozumel is just a short walk from the beach access. It rained for 3 days, but we still made use of it by exploring. Chris, the property manager, met us at the condo, and he had arranged transportation to and from the airport (which I highly recommend) and also to our excursions (including Xel-ha eco park, which is just amazing - you can spend an entire day here with different water activities for all, food and alcohol included). Chris was very helpful! The Walmart and another grocery store are about a 25-30 minute walk or a taxi ride away. The area felt safe to walk, day or night. The main shopping and restaurant area is along 5th Avenue, a street along the beach about 10-15 minute leisurely walk from the condo. The srreet is closed to cars. Shops run from high end stores, to Old Navy, Starbucks, to big souvenir stores to small shops in which you can bargain from jewelry to clothes, leather to hats. There are hotels and restaurants, some of which are only accessible along the beach. On the last day, we discovered Inti, a restaurant/holistic center which has great food, a very relaxing setting, yoga in the mornings and awesome smoothies. We had massages there for an amazing price and service was great! We also walked to El Fogon for their big platter of meats to share (so good), the Japanese restaurant nearby, and the little street place on the way to 5th Ave for a snack of coconut ice cream or mango smoothie. But we loved being able to eat breakfast at home and even lunch if we wanted to. The beds were comfortable. The washer and dryer were well appreciated. Everything was clean. Drinking water was provided. We had everything we needed, from beach chairs to plates and pots! We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent family place

  • 5 of 5

We loved Gilly's place, the house was just perfect, well situated and just a little walk from the beach, we enjoy the 10 days a lot and hope to come back again!

Gilly was very kind and guide us all the way to there , transport was arranged as well and we felt safe all the time! Lovely place that feels like home

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nydia, you were an excellent guest, We welcome you back to "Tranquility' any time in the future. Thank you for your review.
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Tranquil oasis within minutes of fun and exitement !

  • 5 of 5

We had the fabulous opportunity to spend a month celebrating my Mums 80th birthday in Playa and were fortunate to have picked Gilly and John's place. It was absolutely perfect for everyone who came down to join our celebration. A few minutes walk to the warm blue waters, soft white sand, shops, nightlife, wildlife and more ! Yet every time we came back to Gilly's casa we felt like we had our own quiet and secluded hide-away . Our mornings were filled with the delightful sounds of the happy chirping birds and visits from our little jungle friends who entertained us with their sweet curiosity . Our nights were filled with strolls on the plaza, unbelievable restaurants, dancing the night away or simply hanging out in the comfy lounge.

Gilly left us with a great guide to everything we needed, Chris the property manger was amazing in attending to our every need and Damas, the cleaning lady had the place sparking upon our arrival.

The worst part is that after a month of bliss, we did not want to leave !!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mom/daughter getaway

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough words to even get close to saying how WONDERFUL this vacation home is! We were greeted by Gilly personally, where she proceeded to give us fantastic information on places to eat,, sightseeing, and taxi info. She and her husband were so welcoming and considerate we couldn't have asked for anything more personal. The home itself is immaculate, roomy, private but still a part of the community. The walk to the beach and town is short and easy. I would got back every year if given the chance!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
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Playamar #10 Our House
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Bird Sanctuary
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5th Ave
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Beach restaurants
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Bus Station
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Babe's restaurant
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Como Como Restuarant
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Piola Resaurant
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $75

Electricty deposit $100 be given to the manager at check in. We provide 250 kwts of electicity per week. this should be suffucient for a family of 6.The meter will be read by the manager on arrival day and re read at check out. The full deposit will be returned if usage is under 250 kwts. Over use will be charged at the current rate and deducted from the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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