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1Br, 2nd Floor, 100 Yds From Beach And 5th Avenue, In Sophisticated North End

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 10 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Beautifully furnished condo in Alizes (next to Elements, opposite Luna Maya) with custom furniture, granite kitchen, nicely equipped with items North Americans expect, marble dining table, lots more marble thru out, new king sized bed, ocean facing, safe, gated complex, sleeps 3, Smart TV (bring your Netflix or Hulu info) This condo faces the ocean breezes and is in the best building within Alizes, farthest from the street and overlooks the garden and pool. Alizes is unique in that the condos do not face each other but are facing the garden and pool/palapa. Our garden is a unique feature for Playa, offering shade and relaxation around the large pool area.

Our building is unique in the Alizes complex in that it has a magnificent roof terrace with full ocean view, full of flowers, plants and trees for the exclusive use of the 5 condos in our building, for those special, quiet days or a nice evening cocktail.

In March, 2017, we added a full sized washer and dryer to the condo. You can choose to send your laundry out or do it yourself. Housekeepers are available for cleaning service if you simply book with the on site property manager.

There are many social activities for residents at Alizes in the winter season, including massages, cocktail parties, bridge, and bar-b-ques. Our condo complex is very friendly and you will make friends here during your stay.

There is an English/Spanish speaking, on site, manager & a maintenance team to insure a hassle free holiday. There is a tourist police substation in front of the complex and we have 24/7 security staff.

We are top of the list when it comes to the 4 most important requirements for selecting a condo in Playa : Location, Ocean breeze, security and quiet.

More Details

Chris & Betsy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Chris & Betsy

Chris and Betsy live in Tennessee but call Playa home all winter. We own two condos in Alizes and one is always available for rent and the other can be rented sometimes. We are both retired professionals and travel extensively.

Chris & Betsy purchased this condo in 2010

Why Chris & Betsy chose Luis Donaldo Colosio

We looked in several countries for just the right place to spend our winters and found Playa del Carmen was just right for us. Great dining in walking distance, great beaches, friendly expat community, lots of things to see and do and the weather is nearly perfect. Alizes fit our requirements with no windows looking into other condo windows and a fantastic garden and pool with plenty of shade under the coconut trees. We don't need a car and take inexpensive taxis if needed, for everything else we ride our bicycles or walk.

What makes this condo unique

Our Casa Toucan at Alizes is on the North end of 5th Ave and the beach and does not suffer from the noise of downtown Playa. Alizes attracts a young at heart middle aged crowd. We are a 2 minute walk to the beach and 5 minutes to the restaurants and attractions of 5th Ave. You really do not need a car!


Luis Donaldo Colosio Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom faces the ocean to the northeast and the ocean breeze. It has plenty of storage, ceiling fans and a balcony. The living room has a twin sized day bed that can sleep one additional person.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The condo is within walking distance of some of the finest restaurants in the area. Many area attractions are a short drive; Tulum, Chech Initza, many Cenotes, Parks and Mayan ruins. The shopping on 5th Ave is wonderful and the beach is always fun. You can snorkel at a reef right off the beach about 100 yards out. There are kayaks, jet skis and sailboats for rent on the beach and a dive shop in the commercial side of our building. Recently a lovely Italian restaurant opened on the street side of Alizes and the food is quite tasty and made from scratch...they will even deliver to our condo!! With 24 hour security and a tourist police station across the street we feel very safe and secure here.


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1Br, 2nd Floor, 100 Yds From Beach And 5th Avenue, In Sophisticated North End
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

This complex is absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

We loved our month stay in this complex. So much so we have booked again in a ground floor unit for next year for 6 weeks. The people are very friendly and the pool is lovely. Location is perfect. Close to everything you need. We bought bikes and cycled all over. Beaches are close and snorkelling from shore easy and lots of great fish life. The Italian restaurant in front of the complex is outstanding. David the groundskeeper works very hard and it shows. Rocío makes sure that all guests are well looked after. Sunday cocktails is such s great way to meet people and socialize. Only thing I wished is that the balconies were a little bigger. Just an extra couple of feet would have been nice. Wifi worked well in the living room but not in the bedroom hopefully with the new fibre optic that will solve that issue. Units are well equipped with everything you need. The outdoor grill was very well utilized most evenings. Can’t wait to go back next year. So relaxing and so much fun.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice relaxing vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this property. this property is perfect for people who do not mind walking a lot. We walked to grocery store, bus station, etc. Taxis are definitely the most expensive route of transportation. When we got to the airport we paid for the trip to condo by taxi and also to be picked up on our last day that way you save money if you book both rides at that time (cost about 100$ for round trip). we had problems with ants in the kitchen so have to be super careful about crumbs and wipe down counters after every meal. We did one excursion to the tulum ruins which was great and a much nicer beach there then the one across the street from condo. The one by the condo we still went to every day. There are tons of restaurants everywhere. Overall, it was a great vacation and was very relaxing. If you want to do excursions everyday you could do that too but we liked spending most time by pool/ocean. Thanks for letting us enjoy your property!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada

3 great weeks at Alizes

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great stay at Alizes. Betsy, Chris and Roccio were fantastic. The location was bang on. Next to the beach, close to restaurants and stores yet isolated enough for peaceful evenings. The ambiance at Alizes is exceptional. So many knowledgeable regulars and travellers always ready to share their experience. It was without a doubt the best trip down south with truly great value. Bettre than any all-inclusive that we had been to. I'm already booked for next year.

Nancy and Bob, Canada

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we were looking for...

  • 5 of 5

Chris & Betsy,

Thank you for renting us your condo. We enjoyed our 3 week stay in your beautiful clean condo. Not liking air conditionning, we were looking for a place where we could leave the windows open. It was perfect with an amazing cross ventilation that was fresh day and night.

We found everyone friendly, enjoyed the poolside get-togethers, the Friday morning Eco-Markets. Great location with only

short walking distance to 5th Ave with all its restaurants and tiendas.

Edmond & Gabrielle

Manitoba, Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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An Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5

Choose this condo if you want to make friends quickly in a beautiful garden oasis and live in a place that instantly feels like your home away from home. The photos are accurate. There is a lovely refreshing breeze that flows through the condo so no need for air conditioning. The condo is very clean and safe. We left the sliding doors open day and night. A very safe neighbourhood made walking to nearby restaurants comfortable and stress free. The beach is a comfortable block and a half away with easy access to beach clubs or a huge public beach depending on what you need. WiFi and cable service are sporadic at best but the TV is of good quality and can access Netflix if the WiFi is working. Comfortable king size bed with decent quality linens. Laundry service is dependable and affordable since this unit doesn't have a washer and dryer. The pool is clean and the pool area is well maintained. The garden surrounding is an oasis of palms and tended plants. A great place to meet greet and relax. Chris and Betsy are awesome condo owners and do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfull location, kind people

  • 5 of 5

We recommend hightly this condo. The location it's very interesting because near the beach and not to far to the busy center.

We found everything we need in the condo, very confortable, quiet, incredible terrasse...

We were in the same time that the owners in their another condo above, and we had some inforgetable cocktails.

Yes, lets go, there, it's "la belle vie" !

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Canibal Royale
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Cozumel Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
There are dozens, all types
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Coco Beach
Car: not necessary

Our condo is just 100 yards from Coco Beach and next to Playa's Dining District. We snorkel by swimming out at our beach, to a smaller section of reef, part of the second largest reef in the world. It is just off the coast & accessible by swimming or by boat. Lots of lovely shops, restaurants and plenty of night life, all within walking distance. An inexpensive taxi ride or walk will get you to any of the big cinemas, shopping centers, modern (english speaking) medical care, Mayan Ruins, Golf, and so much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

1) Discounts for multiple months. $200 refundable security deposit is due in cash at check in.
2) Weekly rates allow $30 credit toward electricity ($4 per day whichever is less)
3) Monthly rates do NOT include electricity; but includes gas, internet, satellite tv, final cleaning, taxes.
4) Renters staying longer than 2 weeks must pay for cleaning every two weeks ($20)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.