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Casa Pariaiso - Perfect Location for 5th and Beach! Penthouse Condo 2BR/2BTH

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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5), PLUS Penthouse!

Treat yourself to luxury on your next vacation by staying at Chan Bahlum Penthouse #3, aka 'Casa Paraiso' in Playa Del Carmen. We're located only 10 steps from the famous 5th Avenue Promenade. This area known as 'Little Italy' overflows with sidewalk bistros, coffee houses, clubs and bohemian shops, all lining the pedestrian only prominade of 5th Avenue. We are also located just a block and a half (2-3 minute walk) from the Playa's two best beaches- Mamita's Beach and Kool Beach. Both have their own unique style and both offer chairs/umbrellas, full dining/bar service (beers are $1 each)to go along with powder white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters!

Casa Paraiso is elegantly decorated in the Contemporary Caribbean style. The perfect vacation atmosphere in this secure 6 unit complex with gated entry, pool, and lush tropical gardens. Casa Paraiso offers two pillow top King bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, 50 inch plasma TV, surround sound system, and DVD/cable. The best part: a private penthouse rooftop floor with your own personal cool pool, seating area, BBQ, Wet Bar, and great views. It's a great place to have coffee in the mornings, relax in the evenings and entertain guests any time. Casa Paraiso is designed for the most demanding traveler and perfect for an unforgettable family holiday or romantic getaway. This roomy condo offers the perfect opportunity to investigate the mysteries of the Mayan world, relax on the beach, go snorkeling or diving at the best diving locations in the world, and enjoy the wonders of 5th Street with all of it's great shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. Day trips are a real treat in the Yucatan where you can take a short trip to Mayan Ruins, water parks, cave diving destinations, four wheeling, boat riding, and horseback riding on the beach. If Diving is your game you can dive over 50 cenotes and explore the second best reef diving in the world. It's all just steps away form Casa Pariaso.

Casa Paraiso is a great place to stay if you are looking for an alternative to the mega resorts. You'll have your own quiet slice of paradise to come back to each night! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

If you have a special occasion, family reunion, or have a larger party we have access to other condos in the complex to accommodate you.

Keywords: 2 Bedroom, Condominium, Bungalow, Villa, Flat, Apartment, Home, 2BR/2BA, Casita, Casa

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Kris Gavlak
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Kris Gavlak

Great Texas Friends since the 70's!

Kris Gavlak purchased this condo in 2010

Why Kris Gavlak chose Playa del Carmen

For the past 12 years we have traveled to the Playa del Carmen area for the most beautiful beaches, great shopping and dining and clear aquamarine waters. Our family and friends love this area and we have thousands of memories. We can travel from our home in Texas and be in our condo in paradise in 3 hours. Come make your memories here.

What makes this condo unique

We're in the perfect location!! Only 10 steps from 5th but just far enough off of 5th where it's not loud at night. The beach is only a 2 minute easy walk. We're right in the middle of the best part of Playa!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Casa Pariaiso - Perfect Location for 5th and Beach! Penthouse Condo 2BR/2BTH
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

Awesome girls get-a-away

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome location --- fabulous condo. Close walk to everything including the beach. We loved the roof top patio and pool! Can't say enough wonderful things about the place and the owner who was quick to respond to all our questions prior to arrival. Fantastic place --- can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Run

  • 5 of 5

Wow did we ever hit a home run with Casa Paraiso!!!

My wife, two grown kids and I, really felt special staying here.

The photo's are representative of the condo but don't really do it justice. It's a really wonderful place with a great layout. The balcony off the living room and master bedroom added a cool dimension. The roof top, oh the roof top...we spent so much time up there. We had our morning latte's there (we brought our own portable unit, but Starbuck's is 50 steps away). We had our afternoon cocktails there. We had our nightcap there. We thought the spiral staircase in the photo was sketchy, but it was fine and had no problem even when carrying dos cervezas.

The location was perfect. Right off 5th to go for a stroll and people watch. But also far enough off 5th that it was quite inside the condo. We could hear music from the bar next door when we were on the roof top but it was to our liking.

Coincidently, my daughter's friend and family were in Playa staying at a hotel, They came over and were blown away. They'll probably stay here next time they are in Playa.

The four of us did our PADI Open Water Diver certification with Scuba Playa. They are fantastic and so was our instructor Ace. We did the theory portion online, because really, who wants to be inside when in PLaya. We then did a dive with Bull Sharks and a day in Cozumel. Awesome!!!

We took Kris's suggestion and hired Marinoh as driver to/from the airport. He gave us a quick tour of places around the condo and suggested a few authentic Mexican restaurants. Los Aqua Chilies just off of 5th had really fresh seafood. Don Sirloin was a real hit too. We found restaurants off of 5th we typically 1/2 the price and same or better quality.

We rented a car for the day and went to Coba, Grand Cenote and Akumal to snorkel with the turtles. Long day but we'd do it again.

We would definitely come back here.


Rick, Sharon, Nolan & Margot

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful for family!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week here in December, 2014. It was great accommodation for our family of 5. Location was terrific, just steps from 5th Avenue and a short walk to the beach. We took a variety of day trips around the area - highly recommend zip lines, swimming with dolphins, and Xel Ha - and the condo was a convenient location to walk to the tour company pick-up spots and go wherever we wanted. Our kids (ages 8-12) loved the on-site pool which was small but all they needed. Kris was very responsive in communications and helping with all my questions. I would recommend this condo to anyone considering a vacation in the broader Cancun area.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colleyville, Texas

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Paraiso for a week and loved it. It is a short walk to the beach, restaurants and nightlife. The private roof top patio was an awesome place to relax. Kris was great to deal with and the owners have made it a very nice place. We would definitely like to return. Highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

There aren't superlatives to describe Casa Paraiso!

  • 5 of 5

We were at Casa Paraiso in April 2012, then stayed a second time in May 2014. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this accommodation! From Kris, one of the owners, who is exceptional to work with...always quickly responsive, always the actual accommodations, it is a fabulous condo! We are now not talking about "if" we go back to Playa but "when"...and Casa Paraiso will always be our first choice. You will hit an absolute home run in booking your stay here! The location is the best there could be in Playa, the accommodations are wonderful, and you will never deal with anyone as great as Kris!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Home Base

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults 12 and 14 year old) spent 6 days at Casa Paraiso. Good communication with the owner, Kris, who set us up with a private driver to the condo. The condo is located off the main pedestrian area and we enjoyed many evenings watching the "action" from the rooftop. The rooftop is a vacation in itself. Very comfortable beds (we slept very well there) and enjoyed watching movies with the kids from the large DVD collection. There are many resorts in PDC but we loved having the options of exploring all the exciting eateries and shops right at our doorstep!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
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Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
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Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
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  • Wireless Internet
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  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2) Pillow top King Beds. King in one bedroom can be converted to two twins, Twin or Single Beds (1) Combined as one Pillow Top King in one of bedrooms but can be separated to two Twins.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
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  • jet skiing
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  • rock climbing
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  • spelunking
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  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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