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Affordable Paradise! Near BEACH and Fifth Ave. Pool, Wifi, TOP NOTCH LOCATION!

Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
  • Condo869 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

1BR + 1 BA Condo, Private Patio, Lush Garden+POOL Sanctuary-close to Beach+5th!!

Mi Casa truly is your Casa! Situated in Residence La Coccinella, Unit 102-A, is located at one of the VERY BEST LOCATIONs in Playa del Carmen!

La Coccinella's one-of-a-kind setting is situated a short 3 minute walk from fine sandy beaches. Less than a 1/4 mile to the popular beach clubs: Mamita's and KOOL. Excellent restaurants, cafes, bistros and high-end-to-traditional shops line 5th Ave. Which is just around the corner from our complexes' secured gateways. One on Calle 28th and the other on Calle 30th. 12 privately owned condos are housed in our boutique complex. Two 3-story buildings face each other, with a lush garden-POOL courtyard in the center. It's an easy walk, to everything!

Use the privacy and convenience of my lovingly furnished retreat as a cool home-base for excursions and outings. Relax and enjoy refreshments, check your email (secured Wifi) on your own secluded patio. Since the condo is situated around the corner from restaurants, shops, bistros, cafes, beach clubs, and more! Everything you need is within walking distance.

My One-bedroom unit offers an extra comfy California King bed and is furnished with all the comforts of home. Second bed is a sturdy sleeper in the Living Room. A Mexican-matrimonial Queen-sized quality fold-out mattress.

The Living Room is air conditioned and so is the bedroom. Both have ceiling fans as well. Relax with secured WiFi service everywhere in my condo. Catch a flick on the flat screen television. There's a collection of movies on DVD, or bring your own and play them on the all-region DVD player.

The Kitchen has every item you might desire for: blending drinks, cooking up an omelette, preparing toast, making a tropical fruit salad or prepping your steaks for the patio barbecue.

A private patio is great for enjoying the beauty and sanctuary of our tropical garden-pool courtyard. Umbrella for shade around a 4-padded chairs, glass-topped round table. Great secured Wifi signal strength. Use the large standing b-bq for lunch or dinner at home. (See listing's photos)

This lovely home-away-from-home, sleeps three adults very comfortably. And is positioned on the garden-pool level of the 12-unit complex. Designed with a blend of European and Mexican styling, our 'original-Playa' complex is a well maintained Playa del Carmen 'classic'. Enjoy the views of our lush garden-pool, looking out of my living room's floor-to-ceiling screens and glass doors. Make yourself at home!

Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, some relaxing sun on a Guest's lounge chair. Or go to, Mamita’s Beach Club or other great near-by beach club choices. Want to enjoy the turquoise waters of ‘El Caribe’/the Caribbean? If you choose a beach club, (approx.$6.usd) they will provide you with a chaise, a shady palapa/umbrella and friendly food and beverage service. Ask my Guest's Relations team for a discount coupon!

Besides Spanish, English and Italian---you will hear languages from around the world. The international mix of locals, business owners and tourists enhances Playa del Carmen's cosmopolitan vibe.

Our expert Guest's Relations team, Aude and Bernadette speak English, Spanish and French. Welcome! ¡Bienvenida! Bienvenue!

Fly into Cancun International Airport and take a car,ADO bus, taxi or shuttle 45 minutes south to Playa del Carmen. Happy to recommend my favorite transfer services. Enjoy you vacation!


-Pool side, garden level view with dedicated Wifi throughout.

-Lightly decorated interior of Mexican and American original art, prints, decor

-Bedroom with California King sized bed, remote control AC , 3-speed

ceiling fan, bedside tables+lamps and 1 large cushioned chair + table

-Living Room with 1 sofa (1 opens into a queen bed), 1 Love Seat, 1

large cushioned chair, remote control AC and 3-speed ceiling fan, 35" Flat screen television, Cable TV and multi-region DVD player, DVD collection

-Dining Area Counter top w/seating of four high back cushioned bar chairs/stools and Stereo player with CD/Radio, iPod hookup

-Bathroom w/double sized shower.

-Linens, bath towels and beach towels provided.(changes and laundry terms apply for multi-week bookings)

-Private patio with umbrella, table, and four cushioned chairs, b-b que set-up


-Double burner electric range

-Full size Refrigerator/Freezer

-Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster Oven, Blender

-High quality pots, pans, plates, silverware, cups, etc.

-Water dispenser and additional 5 gallon bottle provided.


-Mayan ruins: Tulum, Coba and Chichén Itzá

-Isla Mujeres, Isla Holbox, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Tulum

-Scuba Diving

-Snorkeling, Para-sailing, Golf, Horseback Riding

-Yoga Classes, Bicycle & Scooter Rentals, Deep Sea Fishing

-Simple to Fine Dining, Local and International Cuisines

-Night Clubs

-Eco-Adventure Water Parks: Xcaret, Xel Ha, Tres Rios

-Cenotes (don’t miss this amazing natural phenomenon!)


-Shopping everywhere! groceries, clothes, gifts, etc

-Language Schools (recommend: Playa Lingua & International


-Try going over to 30th Ave for authentic Mexican food and lowest prices: FAV "El Fogon"


Antoinette Levine

Member Since 2004
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Antoinette Levine

Hello-Hola-Bonjour-Ciao! My name is Antoinette Marie Levine. I've been sharing my Playa del Carmen home with vacationers since 2004. You're invited to call me, if you'd like to introduce yourselves and your vacation plans 'in-person'. I truly enjoy being a hospitable host. And so do my friendly Guest's Relations team: Aude Bastiani (Manager), Wendy Ruviera (Assistant) and 'Ale', (Alesandra, our trustworthy house keeper). Welcome to Paradise!! I'm originally from Pasadena, California. A University of Southern California (USC) School of Journalism & Public Relations graduate. A Media and Film industry professional for over 36 years. I enjoy speaking sufficient Spanish after attending language schools in Mexico and Los Angeles. When not visiting my Playa home, I love residing in another tourist-destination town....one with incredible artisans and an enriching conscious community: Ojai, California. Which also offers plenty of opportunities to practice mi espanol! Looking forward to assisting you with your Mayan Riviera - Playa del Carmen vacation plans! Best regards=Muchos saludos, Antoinette Levine (818) 516-5015

Antoinette Levine purchased this Condo in 2003

Why Antoinette Levine chose Gonzalo Guerrero

I bought this property, first of all, because it is Perfectly Located. I was looking for a second home, where scuba diving is abundant. A property with a future value and worth that would continue to increase. La Coccinella, this complex' name, was so unique, compared to other properties in 2003. There was nothing else like it. And it has retained its beauty and original features as Playa del Carmen grew up around us. La Coccinella stands out as an architectural gem in the midst of a more modernized town. Its' captivating appeal, attracted tourist into our courtyard so often that we ( the condo owners) invested in artisan crafted metal-work gates. That secure our two private gateway entrances, Calle 28 and Calle 30. I fell in love with our lush garden/pool courtyard that continues to flourish. As well as the signature yellow coloring of the two three-story/6-unit buildings, which house our 1 and 2 bedroom condos. And I can't wait (but will because it'll be very soon!) for my next visit to stay in my own little unique piece of paradise! ;-D

What makes this Condo unique

Location indeed... Our garden courtyard continues to be a flyway stop for a variety of migrating birds. Unique in their coloring:, red and yellow and blue plumage, these rare birds occasionally take temporary refugee in our garden's trees. When lucky enough to have a sighting I again give thanks for being a steward of this sanctuary-like property. The view out of my living room's floor-to-ceiling double doors, particularly at night, continues to delight me. Our pool lights glow and illuminate the crystal clear pool water. Tinted light blue by the pool walls reflection. Gorgeous. I've often sat outside on my beautifully tiled front steps just to take it all in. Sometimes glancing up at the star lit sky. Or a Full Moon . . . This home is a magical gift that continues to give me great joy after 12 years of ownership. I feel lucky and very blessed to have been guided to this very special place. Waking in the morning to birds chirping, calls me to rise and head to the quietness of the sandy beach. Walking is a favorite exercise for me, so heading to the beach or the empty avenues and streets of Playa are always a favorite way to begin each day. Often to return home and jump in the pool for a few laps and water yoga. Then a scrumptious breakfast at my patio umbrella shaded setting. If it's an excursion day, I feel fortunate to have an off-street parking spot. With a rental car waiting just outside the Calle 28th gate. My usual direction is south, toward cenotes, Akumal, Tulum beaches---and though it's been a while, as far as Majahual. Looking forward to going there again soon!! Or west, to catch the ferry over to Isla Holbox, out of the tiny town of Chiquilá. Playa del Carmen is truly the perfect home-base. ;-D I've grown accustomed to enjoying my home-away-from-home. With all of its' truly unique benefits!!!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 queen, Queen Sleeper Sofa is in Living Room
      • Bedroom~XLarge California King Bed Living room~ Queen Fold-out Sleeper Sofa


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • large double sized shower

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          Calle 28th gate to our complex, is THE street to beach clubs. It is a three minute walk down to the ocean. ;-D
        • Village


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Bottled Water
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      designated off-street parking space
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Grill
                        • 2 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Filters too
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          two electric burners toaster grill bake appliance
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Music Library
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Universal, All-Region Player
                                • Games
                                • Books
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  + iPod attachment
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD Film Collection


                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Your own private deck/patio with 4 cushioned chairs. Round glass table with large umbrella. Secured Wifi works great here too!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      B-b-que with charcoals. enjoy grilled veggies, fish, steaks at home!
                                    • Patio


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              See this site's photos of our garden courtyard pool. Great for a cooling dip while sunning or after a day at the beach!
                                            • Outdoor Pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge


                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis


                                                                    • Our expert Guest's Relations Team gives your Vacation every bit of attention that it deserves. Meeting and Greeting you upon arrival. Orienting to my condo, its electronics and Air Conditioning's functions. Answering any question you may have about Playa del Carmen and Mayan Riviera region. Our Fabulous cleaning ladies will have prepared your Vacation home with the greatest attention and care. Welcome! Your Hostess-Owner Antoinette

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      35 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Clean apartment, friendly service and convenient location.

                                                                      Natalie B.

                                                                      Antoinette, Aude and Lorena were a pleasure to deal with from booking to check out.

                                                                      My husband and I enjoyed the apartment for our short stay in Playa (5 nights). We appreciated the small kitchen appliances, Bluetooth stereo, beach chairs, stand up fan and towel drying rack that were provided. We would have liked more shower towels and face clothes. We also ran out of toilet paper which would have been rectified had were communicated this in time. The apartment did not include body soap, shampoo nor conditioner. No big deal, all these things can be bought here or brought if you know in advance.

                                                                      The other tenants were quiet. The pool was cleaned daily although we never saw anyone swim. Almost a private pool especially for us on the main floor.

                                                                      The location was steps from La Quinta and half way between 10th and the beach. Very convenient for shopping, restaurants and nightlife (10 pm -3 am).

                                                                      The noise and nightlife music was moderately loud from the apartment. With windows closed and air conditioning on, the noise was drained out.

                                                                      My family enjoyed staying this sweet cozy apartment close to everything.

                                                                      Sadia B.New Paltz, New York

                                                                      We spent most of our time outdoors: at the beach (a short walk from the apt), or walk around and shop in town (just outside the gate of this apartment) when we were not doing excursions.

                                                                      I loved the old style building with the beautiful courtyard, inground pool. The tucket away corner seating area by the courtyard, with beautiful flowering plants was another favorite spot for meals and just to hang out. This was a nice place to stay. Even though the location is right in the heart of Playa De Carmen, That corner for some reason was quiet, especially at night when we locked up and had the air conditioning on. The owner was very responsive, everything worked as planned. I will stay there again.

                                                                      We loved it.

                                                                      Rae S.

                                                                      Our stay was wonderful. This was our first VRBO stay and we hope to come back next year. Antoinette and her representatives are very responsive and welcoming. It was a pleasure dealing with them.

                                                                      The apartment is just as it appears in the photos. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. We felt very safe and secure. All the little extras to make you feel at home are there. It is very well located. The beach is only two short blocks away. We had no problem carrying the beach chairs and umbrella for a do it yourself beach day. We also enjoyed several of the beach bars which were further south on the beach but still within easy walking distance. We were able to walk to the big grocery store. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby but we we never bothered by noise.

                                                                      There is a lovely little patio with outside that has some privacy due to the immaculately maintained gardens. The pool was clean and great to cool off in.

                                                                      Thank you Antoinette and Lorena for a great stay!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      It was our pleasure hosting you and Allyson. You're always welcome back!

                                                                      Warm regards,

                                                                      Team Antoinette's Playa place. :D

                                                                      Hidden Serenity in the heart of Playa

                                                                      wally l.

                                                                      Antoinette and her staff were all terrific !!

                                                                      Amazing location in the heart of Playa The serenity of the court yard and pool area was so peaceful. Even with all the hussle and bussel of 5th Avenue at your door step. One city block away from the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean.

                                                                      We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend Antoinette's hidden hideaway to future guests.

                                                                      Beth Lukye

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      You and Wally are welcome back anytime!

                                                                      All the VERY best . . .Antoinette

                                                                      Great location! Steps away from beach!

                                                                      Dawn S.DFW, USA

                                                                      The apartment was so close to the beach! Only 2 blocks away! And only a half block of the main strip - lots of restaurants, shopping, and taxis. We were very comfortable - nice place. Used the pool and the kitchen most days! The grocery store was a 10 min walk - but there were also some small markets and pharmacy on the main strip. We walked to dinner every night - and great places to eat.

                                                                      Antoinette was very helpful in providing information for our trip and her team in Playa Del Carmen met us when we arrived, showed us around and was available to answer questions. The team also helped us booked some fun excursions! Antoinette and her team also helped us with a few last minute adjustments to make our family trip great!!

                                                                      I hope we can come back again!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We loved hosting your Playa visit, Dawn! And hope you'll be our Guests again.

                                                                      All the best!

                                                                      Antoinette y Team

                                                                      Excelentes vacaciones!!! Buena ubicación!!!

                                                                      Diego V.

                                                                      Un gran lugar para descansar, pasamos una excelente semana celebrando, a 3 cuadras de la playa y club mamitas y en la esquina de 5 ave. Una excelente ubicación, cuenta con todo y el complejo tranquilo un gran lugar para descansar Agusto, recomendable!! Volveremos pronto!!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Estamos encantados de que haya disfrutado de mi lugar. Y celebrando el cumpleaños de Sonia en Playa del Carmen! Esperamos poder acoger a su familia, la próxima visita. Saludos./We are delighted that you enjoyed my place. And celebrating Sonia's birthday in Playa del Carmen! We look forward to hosting your family, next visit. Best regards.


                                                                      Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

                                                                      3 minutes walk: to clean & gorgeous beaches/Beach Clubs -30 seconds walk: newest, tasteful area of 5th Ave, Restaurants, shopping, bars, dive shops -2 minute walk to 'lavanderia', leave laundry & pick up same day, very inexpensive -15 minute walk to Cozumel Ferry/Bus Terminal -10 min walk to modern upscale shopping 5th and Constituyentes -Taxi rides in town cost 1.20 usd to 2.00 usd (at night) -45 minute drive to Cancun Airport -45 minute drive to Tulum Ruins, town and beaches


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      -Refundable Damage Security Deposit of $250.USD cash is due @ Check-in. Refunded in full at check-out if no charges are due. -Rates listed are for single or double occupancy. -Use of sleeper sofa requires notifying Owner during Reservation process. Thanks! -Third Guest (adult or child) is an additional $15-25./night See specific Seasonal rate's for details. -Flat Rate AC/Electricity fee applies to Bookings of 14-nights or less. -Meter is read at check-in and check-out. Usage above 100KW/week is at a rate of .40cents/KW. -Electricity use overage amount is deducted from cash Damage Security Deposit. -Pre-8:00 AM-Post-8:00 PM.check-in or check-out incurs a $30.USD cash Staff overtime fee -Cancellations more than 60 days prior to arrival receive 100% refund of deposits minus a $150.00 Processing Fee. Refund sent within 10-business days. -Cancellations less than 60 days prior to arrival are non-refundable, if dates are not otherwise booked. If Cancelled dates become booked, 100% of payments made---minus a $100.USD Processing Fee will be refunded within 10-business days. -All Payments for ‘Holiday Season’ dates and ‘Easter Week’ dates are non-refundable.

                                                                      35 Reviews
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