Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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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 Gonzalo Guerrero
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.
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I had a good time on mi stay
I really had a good time with me family the personal really treat me with respect and a lot of atención all so Shawn the condo owner nice person
El Faro Reef 202; Excellent Condo - Great Location
Our family of 4 just came back from El Faro! We stayed there for 8 nights (5/26/19 - 6/3/19). We had our 16 year old son and 8 year old daughter. Impeccably clean condo. All the reviews about this property are accurate. Awesome condo stacked with everything one needs. Great ocean view from the patio. The pool is awesome. All the fun is literally one block away on 5th avenue. Communication with the owner (Shawn) was great! My family and I had an amazing time! We will be back at some future time and will definitely recommend this condo to our friends and family who might be planning their own trip to Playa.
Its great that Juan and his family enjoyed the condo and their trip so much. So many of our guests find the location so convenient right next to the shops and restaurants while still being beachfront. The pool is amazing and everyone seems to like this.
Thanks so much for offering to recommend the condo to your family and friends as this is greatly appreciated and I look forward to your return visit. Thanks!
Beautiful property and location
This is our fourth time at El Faro over the last few years but our first time in this condo. The location is what drew us here originally, the quality of the units is what keeps us coming back. El Faro is close to everything in Playa: 5th Ave, restaurants, night life, shopping, groceries, dive shops and there are two dive boats that leave from right at Calle 10 in front of the condo.
This unit was fantastic, similar layout to other two bedroom units we've rented and VERY well appointed. Comfy furniture, master bedroom has one king with ensuite bath, view of the ocean and direct access to patio. Plenty of closet space, separate shower and tub, dual sinks, TV. The 2nd bedroom has two queens, bathroom/shower just across the hall from the bedroom, plenty of closet space there as well. Kitchen has everything you need, range/stove (induction cooktop), plenty of silverware, pots, pans, glassware, dishes, etc. Dishwasher, laundry (was really nice to go home with clean clothes!) large double sink. Marble everywhere on the counters and floors. There is a bar on the end of the kitchen counter with three stools. Dining room follows with seating for six. Living room has couch, chairs, table and TV. The patio has a chaise, another chair w/ ottoman, another table with four chairs and gas grill (we didn't use the grill). Everything was in great working order and very clean. The wifi was reliable and easy to connect to. It was stocked with plenty of towels, beach towels, etc. Loved how close we were to the ocean and front of the property. Grounds are always well maintained and very secure. The pool is huge with plenty of space to lay in the sun if that's you're thing.
Great trip, great experience and we'll definitely be looking at this unit again in the future! Owner was very responsive via email whenever we had questions but there weren't many, all the documentation was thorough and clear.
This is great to hear that Brian and his group had another great visit at El Faro and really enjoyed our condo. The location is really convenient to so much of Playa and great to hear that the dive boats were so close to the property. We make a real effort to equip the condo with items that the guest can enjoy so glad this was noticed and the description of what they saw will help future guest know what they may expect. Hope to have you return again on your next trip!
THE PROPERTY IS BEAUTIFUL.
the location and the apartment are both worth 5 stars, but this part of Mexico was having some type fungi/seaweed problems because the beach was just too dirty, and it took away from the overall complete experience, but if that is temporary and washes itself away hands down this place is a 5 I probably will still return cause the beach was meh but the pool was glorious.
Its great to hear that Joan really enjoyed the condo and location and that would be great to have your return visit. Nice to hear you really enjoyed the pool!
Amazing Vacation, close to everything!
The property is very nice, clean and right on the beach. The condo has everything you could ever want on a family vacation, swimming pool, full kitchen, washer and dryer, dishwasher, two bedrooms, three beds and one pull out sofa, two full bathrooms and cleaning twice a week. Shawn is very honest, caring, responsive and his property is an opportunity you should not pass. Would definitely use this location again.
The property is close to Coba and Tulum,about 50 minutes drive. There is ferry station less than a block away so you could make day trips to Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. The Walmart and other big supermarkets are only about a mile away. There are excellent restaurants for all tastes and wallets on 5th Avenida.
Amazing Vacation, close to everything!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
So glad that Marlon and his family enjoyed the condo so much and that they found it a great location for all of their activities.
The swimming pool is really a hit with the kids and we love it too. We find families really like the full kitchen and the ability to wash and dry their closes during their stay is nice. The bedroom set up really accommodates a wide range of families. Thanks so much for your recommendation of our condo and me as we really want our guests to have a great experience.
Our Best Family Vacation Ever!
Our family of four plus grandparents (totaling 6) had the absolute pleasure to call El Faro Reef #202 our home for 9 nights this summer — and it was fantastic. It is the best pool on the beach, the staff are friendly and helpful. The view is great -- though the evenings were our favorite. We bought groceries (which is just a 10-minute walk, or quick Taxi ride away) for many of our meals. Hopped on the beach and walk right next door for great dinner on the beach at Zenzi. 5th avenue is close enough to be a part of the action when you feel like it, but far enough that you can ignore it if you just want quiet. Our biggest disappointment would have to be the seaweed, but that is reaching, as it really didn't effect our plans -- with the huge pool plus central access to the best parts of Q.R.: 30-min ferry to Cozumel, 30-min shuttle to Xcaret or Xel-ha, 5th Ave, Restaurants, etc., etc. We will definitely be returning to Playa -- and we will definitely be staying at El Faro!
So glad to hear that Justin and his family had a fantastic vacation staying at the condo. We really like the pool too and it is nice to hear that the staff was so attentive. It is nice to be so close to all of the action with a little buffer from it too with such large grounds at El Faro. That will be great to have you stay again on your return visit.
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