Beautiful, large - 2 bdrm, 2 bthrm, unit on the Canal leading to the Caribbean
Mary and Jim Snidal
- english, We can convert any language with Google translate
About Mary and Jim Snidal
My Husband and I live in Nanaimo, BC. Jim retired from the Ministry of Environment at the beginning of January 2011. We decided to spend a couple of weeks in Playa del Carmen. While we were holidaying we decided to go out with a realtor and look at to see. Our realtor took us to a condo in Playa, one in Playacar and then mentioned Puerto Aventuras. We had never heard of Puerto, but agreed to have a look. We loved our condo on first sight, even though it had been sitting unfinished and empty for a few years. We could see the possibilities. We made an offer that day, went home and spent four months dealing with our Mexican lawyer and realtor getting the purchase to finalized. We decided to move to Mexico. We sold our Lantzville home of 17 years in 2012. I retired from my very busy bookkeeping/income tax/small business management business. We decided we would live in Mexico for at least 6 months of the year and travel with our truck and trailer for a couple of month a year in the US, and spend summers at our lake property on Vancouver Island. After spending two 2 wonderful winters at the condo we missed family, friends and the connection of living and working close to our family. We made the decision to go back to work and live in Nanaimo. I restarted my bookkeeping and income tax business on a much smaller scale and Jim has taken on the managing the Nanaimo Squash Club. I am also an artist and since we moved downtown, I joined On-Site Art at the Nanaimo Library in the Spring of 2015 I have been enjoying my new hobby of painting watercolour heritage buildings of Nanaimo. (Available at Flying Fish, Artsy Stuff and Literacy Nanaimo)
Mary and Jim Snidal purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Mary and Jim Snidal chose Puerto Aventuras
We dreamed of retiring in Mexico. We originally wanted to buy in Playa del Carmen, our realtor took us to Puerto Aventuras to look at a listing he had. We loved the condo and the area. It is amazing that we own in such a beautiful condo on the canal in the tropics, just moments away from the Caribbean Sea.
What makes this Condo unique
We love the location on the canal. We get a gentle breeze originating from the Caribbean Sea. I love to walk down to our boat dock and see tropical fish right there, our own natural aquarium. Jim had a total knee replacement done in March of 2019 in Nanaimo. He had been going to physio in Nanaimo up until we came to stay at our condo on April 27th. Friends here recommended Jim try the physio therapist located just down our street. Jim has been going 3x per week and will continue until we leave on June 22nd. Mariano has been wonderful. Jim's knee has been progressing with the help of Mariano, the pool at our condo and rest and relaxation.
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The property was just beautiful! The pictures don't so it justice. Everything was impeccably clean!
This rental is beautiful and spacious! My husband and I rented with our two best friends. We had two great bedrooms and two full bathrooms which was great for privacy when needed. The pool is great and we always had it all to ourselves. The grounds are well kept and have that tropical feel about them as the gardener takes great pride in his work. It is in a gated community and has everything you need if you don't want o venture out. There are restaurants, beaches, spas, shopping, dolphin adventure, marina, fishing etc. We went out fishing and we caught three barracuda. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful. They even told us we could use their kayaks if we wanted to. They also gave us great info on where attractions were located and how to get to them. The owners, Mary and Jim were amazing. They communicated with us from the minute we asked to book the condo. They sent us numerous emails with great information about the condo and surrounding area. We also asked many questions about best restaurants, and sites to see inside as well as outside the community. They were very helpful and emailed us info on their favorite beaches, restaurants and cenotes. This was incredibly helpful not knowing the area. There are two bikes to use that you can ride to get anywhere in the complex. You can also rent golf carts to get around if you need to. We were lucky to find this treasure and hopefully will be back soon! Thank you Mary and Jim for helping us to create wonderful memories on our vacation!
This was our second time staying at Mary and Jim’s place and it never disappoints. The condo is fully stocked with whatever you need. The condo is very spacious which is nice for a long term stay. We stayed 11 weeks and felt very much at home. The property is very well maintained and clean. It is within walking distance of many terrific restaurants and also grocery stores. Any questions we had were quickly responded to by Mary and she is a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone. Puerto Adventuras is very central to a lot of activities Tulum and Playa del Carmen and quite a few adventure parks. There is lots to see and do. It also has in our opinion the best gelato anywhere at Jessie’s Gelato. Paparazzi restaurant also was a favourite for Italian dishes and amazing pizza.
Lovely condo on the canal.
This a lovely 2 br/2bathrooms condo overlooking the canal in Puerto Aventuras. The swimming pool is steps from the condo. Super clean and kitchen area is perfect for home cooking. Grounds and buildings well cared for. Perfect vacation spot!
Thanks so much for the nice review. Hope you are enjoying your stay!
Loved the condo. Well equipped and with everything we needed. We found it a 5 min walk to the marina. So ideal positioning. The condo was clean , tidy . We had only 1 problem. The lady upstairs with the 3 dogs the dogs howl and bark depending on who is in the house. The music played on Sunday drowned out the music we were playing by the pool. Great place just unfortunate you can't pick your neighbours.
Thank you for your comments. Sorry about the annoying neighbour. Her dogs can be annoying especially if she leaves them home alone. She is trying to sell her unit...so hopefully that will happen in the near future.
PUERTO AVENTURAS CONDO
WE WERE AT THE CONDO FOR A MONTH AND DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE!!
IT IS ALL YOU NEED FOR A SUPER VACATION==WE WANT TO COME BACK FOR 2 MONTHS NEXT YEAR IF NOT BOOKED. IT CLEAN AND IMPRESSIVE FOR SURE==WE HAD COMPANY FROM THE US 3 TIMES AND THE ALL WANT TO COME THERE.
Thanks Jim & Bets. I'm glad you enjoyed "our condo". You were wonderful guests. Thank you for the emails and pictures of your stay. What dates next year are you thinking of?