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Beachfront! 35% Off! Ocean View! Pool! 4 Big Beds! El Faro

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,075 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Save up to 35% off of the rates charged for other comparable properties. Please contact us for these great rates as they vary depending on the dates you want and are always competitively priced throughout the year.



This BEACHFRONT condo is in the EL FARO luxury suites and has the best location in all of Playa Del Carmen as it is located at the landmark Lighthouse site on the beach and only steps to the famous 5th Avenue where you can walk to everything nearby. With spectacular unobstructed OCEAN VIEWS our condo is one of the most sought after units as it is located in a prime spot on the second floor and is the second unit from the ocean in the desirable Reef building. This prime location allows for endless views overlooking the amazing pool, beach, ocean and even Cozumel Island off to the distance.

The condo is a GREAT VALUE in El Faro as it is the only 2 bedroom condo that has FOUR LARGE BEDS including the Sofa Sleeper. There is one King Bed in the Master Bedroom, TWO Queen Beds in the large second bedroom, and a sofa sleeper in the living room allowing great flexibility for families or groups looking for comfort for more people.

*Top Vacation Rental Winner! RATED EXCELLENT

*Numerous 5 star reviews from satisfied customers for over 5 years.

*4 Large Beds: 1 King Bed in the Master Bedroom and 2 Queen Beds in the Large Second Bedroom, Plus a Sofa Sleeper in the Living Room for 1 Adult or 2 children.

*Fully equipped luxury kitchen: refrigerator,dishwasher,stove,oven,microwave and much more.

*Housekeeping, purified water, dish soap and laundry detergent, sponges, paper towels, TP, shampoo, soap, linens and towels all provided.

*FREE WIFI internet inside Condo. Just upgraded the WiFi system with a long range signal device to provide the best signal at El Faro.

*FREE Phone in Condo with unlimited calls to USA/Canada

*FREE Bottled Water Provided

*Air conditioning. Modern style.

*Washer and Dryer in Condo and BBQ Grill on the terrace.

*Half block to 5th Avenue and shops, restaurants, Starbucks. Walk to grocery store and ferry.

1 Block from Calle Doce with restaurants and night life. You don't need a car!

*Quality mattresses, bedding, finishes and tasteful furnishings throughout.

*Amazing POOL and BEACH with complimentary beach chairs all only a few steps from the condo.

*Direct Ocean Views from the Large Terrace, Master Bedroom, Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen.

*Security on site 24/7. Large electronic Safe in the Condo and you program the code.

*Flat screen TV's, DVD players, Ipod Docking Station.

*Front Desk Check In and local management company to assist you.

*On Site Massage Available

*Our Condo has been very popular so please see the availability calendar.

*Family Friendly!

When we were looking for a vacation home in Playa Del Carmen the biggest consideration was to find the property that would make the best vacation rental and we believe we found this with the newly constructed El Faro luxury suites. El Faro is truly unique in that it has the best combination of everything people are looking for in a vacation rental. Being beach front is a great benefit and not only is it on the ocean but its central location in Playa is simply unmatched. Being located on the beach in the heart of Playa at the famous Lighthouse on 10th street is absolutely perfect. You may leave your car behind as you can walk to everything and transportation is excellent. El Faro is situated on a long stretch of the beach so it is like you are tucked away in an oasis right in the heart of all the action. The famous 5th avenue is so close that you probably won't even break a sweat on the short walk up there even on a hot day. But don't worry even if you do start to perspire the ocean is literally only a few steps away waiting to cool you off. Or if you can't make it past the hot sand to the beach you can stop and take a swim in the amazing pool. All joking aside the setting is quite spectacular and you simply won't find another property in Playa that has such a large pool and garden area that is so close to everything and is situated on such a large section of the beach.

The condo itself has one of the best locations in El Faro and has breathtaking unobstructed views of the ocean. There are direct ocean views from the master bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and large terrace. The condo is new and is tastefully decorated with a little Caribbean fun but overall it is fairly neutral and has a universal appeal. There is a full size kitchen that is completely equipped with everything that you would expect. Everything is new and high end with nice little touches down to the 300 thread count sheets, however, the condo still maintains a relaxed and comfortable feeling. You'll find all of the amenities to make you feel at home such as air conditioning, wireless internet, flat screen TV's or you can just sit outside on the terrace listening to the waves roll onto the shore and watch the people and boats go by as the quiet breeze whispers to you that this is nothing like home at all...

TIPS: You may want to click onto the 'View Calendar' icon on the right hand side of the page of our listing to check on the availability for the dates you want. You may also click onto the 'View Map' above the calendar to see the exact location of El Faro.

We hope you are able to create some great memories in Playa just as we have and we would be thrilled if you were to choose our condo to use as your home when you visit this special place.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Shawn

Hi, My name is Shawn and I am originally from California and went to school at the University of California San Diego where I first felt the mysterious draw to the ocean. I now live in Vail Colorado where I was drawn over fifteen years ago by an equal passion to the mountains and skiing. My real estate investments and skiing have kept me in Vail, however, I have never been able to shake the fondness for the ocean. Now with a place in Playa I am fortunate to be able to escape to the ocean once in awhile and live in the mountains that I enjoy the rest of the time.

Shawn purchased this condo in 2010

Why Shawn chose Playa del Carmen

I chose Playa Del Carmen as it is easy to get to and yet still allows me to experience something so much different from my life in the mountains of Vail Colorado. A four hour flight from Denver allows me to put on a T-shirt and shorts and breath in the ocean and experience the good natured people and the character of Playa.

I can only use the condo myself once in awhile so I wanted to find the property that was the most appealing for a vacation rental. Although the property is new I think it will be the most popular property in all of Playa Del Carmen because it is so unique in that it is a high end property with a central beachfront location in the heart of Playa with a large pool area and right on the ocean. I haven't seen another oceanfront property that offers so many benefits in Playa so it was a natural choice.

What makes this condo unique

It is nice to be only steps from the famous 5th avenue to walk to all of the great shops and restaurants. We have found it more relaxing to have everything so close so you are not running around the whole time while on vacation. It is also ideal to be able to walk to Walmart to stock up on groceries and bring something back to the condo to BBQ out on the terrace. We recently put a washer and dryer in the condo so this has enabled us to travel with lighter suitcases.


Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1075 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • The Master Bathroom has a Jacuzzi Tub with jets and a separate stand alone shower with a rain forest shower and marble slab vanity with double sinks. European fixtures, marble stone and high end finishes. The Second Bathroom has a European style glass enclosure with rain forest shower and quality fixtures and finishes. Everything is new and high end.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed in Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Two Queen Beds in Second Bedroom
  • *4 Total Beds: 1 King Bed in the Master Bedroom , 2 Queen Beds in the Large Second Bedroom and 1 sofa bed in the living room which pulls out to 59' wide x 73' Long. Having 4 large beds has given great value and flexibility for families or groups looking for comfort for more people.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

Beachfront! 35% Off! Ocean View! Pool! 4 Big Beds! El Faro
average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family (myself, husband and 15 and 12-year old kids) had a great time. The condo unit was perfect for the 4 of us, plenty of space. The property is well maintained, the employees were always friendly and helpful. The pool was so much fun! The location is perfect! Close to everything. El Faro is well known; the transports we got from the airport and day trips knew right where to pick us up. I highly recommend this place!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to hear that Julie and her family had a great time and found the condo worked out perfectly for their family. It is also nice to hear that the management company had the condo in great shape and were friendly and helpful during their stay. Everyone really seems to have a great time at the large pool and really enjoys the location so close to everything. I often get asked if families with children would like staying and we have a lot of guests with children that really enjoy their stay so this is nice to hear their experience that it worked out so well for Julie and her family. Thanks for choosing our condo for your stay!
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Perfect Location in Playa del Carmen

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to add to the barrage of positive reviews. Shawn's place is kept up great and is in such a perfect location. Enormous pool, right next to the beach, next to great shopping and restaurants, a block from an active taxi stand (went to Xel-ha and Xcaret by cab and was super easy). Easy walk to Cozumel ferry (Fury Catamaran was a great time and a great value). And don't stay here without a walk to the Mega grocery store. Wal-mart was nice but I liked Mega better.

Stayed with my wife and our 5 kids from 1-17. Fun for all. That chair made of sand on the beach is ours. Have a seat! :) No complaints and the management staff is extremely responsive. Internet wasn't working too hot when we got there. Called them and they fixed within an hour. We never stay in the same place twice, but we are seriously considering revising that policy for this place. Thanks Shawn!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is terrific that the condo worked out so well for Kyle and his family. He did a great job detailing lots of the things that guests like about the condo such as the large pool, beach and proximity to shops and grocery stores with most things a short walk or just a taxi ride away. Thanks so much for your stay and we would welcome you back if you break your one stay rule!
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Veracruz, Mexico

Excellent experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

I saw Shawn's Condo on an web app and it has everything I was looking for: close to the beach, a big and nice pool, few steps from main street, and more... It was perfect. Definitly I want to go back, and Shawn was amazing too, He is very friendly, accessible and always checking everything was okey. Also the staff at El Faro was very welcoming. Thanks Shawn for let us staying in yout Condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to hear that you found everything perfect like being so close to the beach and the big pool and being so close to the main street. It was also great to hear that the staff at El Faro was welcoming and I am glad you found me accessible as I like to get back with my guests quickly. Thanks so much for your rental.
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Phoenix, AZ

Beach Paradise for Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

We loved El Faro! Never been to Playa before but decided some time ago to spend Christmas there this year with just the 4 of us for a family get away vacation-very happy we made that decision. The place is beautiful, great central location and weather was incredible. Shawn (owner) was very nice to work with and made the reservation process easy and was quick to respond to any questions.

We watched the sunrise every morning from the beach, kids enjoyed the pool and the ocean everyday. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space for the four of us. Walking distance to anywhere in Playa or there are taxis less than a block away if needed. We just got home and I'm already trying to figure out when we can return! Great family vacation - True paradise!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that Leah and her family had a wonderful Christmas vacation and had such a great first trip to Playa. We like all the great things she mentioned like enjoying the beautiful sunrises and being right on the beach and so close to town. The condo has really worked out well for families and that would be terrific for Leah and her family to return soon. Thanks!!
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Edmonton, Alberta

Four times a charm!

  • 5 of 5

I apologize for my late review, but feel the need to do one as we had the pleasure once again, yes our fourth time, to stay at Shawn's amazing condo. As so many others have said, Shawn is so friendly, easy to communicate with, accessible and always follows through. The condo has everything you could need, the beach is right there, staff at El Faro have become friends and 5th Ave is at your door step. It's hard not to go back next year, but we're going to explore a different part of Mexico, but when we return to Playa we will definitely be in touch with Shawn!!

Thanks again Shawn.

Michelle and family

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank Michelle and her family for choosing our condo for so many return visits as it is such a great compliment when our guests return year after year with so many options to choose from. Thanks!!
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Best place to stay while in Playa del Carmen!!

  • 5 of 5

While I have been to the Cancun and Playa del Carmen area many times, it is during our last two stays in Playa Del Carmen that I have had the pleasure of staying in Shawn's condo. Shawn has made the entire process of booking and staying at his place so easy and enjoyable that I cannot even fathom the idea of staying anywhere else while in Playa. The condo is super clean, organized, and great for a family of 5 ( with room to spare)! The condo's location also provides the benefit of a small town feel while being in the center of town where we can easily walk to shops and restaurants. Overall, I highly recommend Shawn's condo at El Faro since it has everything you can hope for a relaxing, yet exciting stay. Shawn, thank you so much providing such a great property, at a great location, for a great price....and for always being such a joy to communicate with. Until next time....which will be very soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear that the condo worked out so well again for Enid and her family. Over the years we have had lots of people return to the condo and it is always great when they make it their spot to return year after year. I like to make my guests feel comfortable with the rental process by responding quickly and trying to make the process simple so it is nice to hear that they found the process smooth. It is also great to hear that the cleaning staff and management company are doing a good job taking care of the condo. Thanks so much for your return visit with your family.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Lots of Restaurants and Shops within a short walk
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
5 Blocks up the Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many golfing opportunities
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Many close restaurants within a short walk
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
On the Beach. Just steps from condo.
Nearest Point of Interest
El Faro Condo Reef 202
Nearest Point of Interest
Famous 5th Avenue
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry to Cozumel
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

We are located on 1st Avenue and 10th Street which is right on the beach in a central location of Playa Del Carmen and just a half block to the famous 5th Avenue where you will find all of the shopping and restaurants just a short walk away.

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding


Rates & Availability

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 22 Thru June 30
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
July 01 Thru August 31
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sept 01 thru Nov 19, 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
November 27 Thru December 18
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 03-Jan 12
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 13 Thru April 13
Jan 13 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
April 14 Thru June 30
Apr 14 2018 - Jun 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
July 1 Thru August 31
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Sept 01 Thru November 18
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 18 2018
1 night minimum stay
November 19 Thru December 21
Nov 19 2018 - Dec 21 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

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