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Spectacular 2 Level Penthouse 1.5 Blocks to Beach and 5th Ave

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

2 Level Penthouse Condominium with a roof top swimming pool. Condo is approximately 1,200 square feet of air-conditioned space. With an additional 850 sq. foot private roof top terrace and 300 square feet on 2 additional balconies.

1.5 blocks to the beautiful beach in Playa Del Carmen and very equal distance to 5th avenue shopping and restaurants.

BEACH ( Best Escape Anyone Can Have ) condo is a spectacular spacious two bedroom, 4 bath privately owned condo home located in the North end of Playa del Carmen at Coco Beach. Plenty of room for the two of you or the entire family. Decorated in a stylish and colorful décor this home is complete with everything. The master bedroom offers a King size bed and ensuite with a private balcony lots of closet space, 40" flat screen TV, dvd player and digital safe. The second bedroom has two twin beds or one King (beds configured on request) a TV and dvd player and an ensuite as well. Additional beds and a crib can easily be provided. AC & Ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living room.

The home is spacious and light, has a fully equipped kitchen, 1/2 bath off the living room, and dining for 6. There is a additional balcony off the living room as well as a large private rooftop area with another 1/2 bath and outdoor shower, Jacuzzi, table and chairs and lounge chairs. Enjoy a coffee or cocktail with a view, or the option of a Jacuzzi dip from the rooftop with a view of jungle, the stars, and local palapa rooftops, a signature of Playa del Carmen. From the private rooftop it is only steps to the rooftop pool area.

Many excellent restaurant minutes away, easy walking as 5th avenue is 1 block away. Grocery stores are close with many options of local fresh meats, fish, vegetables and unbelievable fresh baked goods. Stores sell everything you need. Easy to stock up and eat in as much as you want. Grill out on the deck and enjoy. Make yourself a nice cup of coffee and sit on one of the 2 balconies or roof, read watch the birds or check your e-mails on the free wi-fi. Walk to town eat, drink & relax, walk back or take a 5.00 cab ride. Take a nighttime swim to cool off and lay on the lounge chair on your private rooftop, have a drink and look at the stars. Then off to bed with a windows open and a cool ocean breeze or air conditioning.

This unit is located in the building The Meridian, between 40 and 42nd Street between the ocean and 1st Avenue only 150 meters from the sand. Only 1 and one half blocks to the famous 5th avenue dinning and shopping but quite and peaceful. Several great beach clubs close by or bring the chairs and umbrella from our unit. Many scuba shops to choose from, 3 within a 2 block radius. Jet ski rentals and massages on the beach at great prices.

Other items included: washer/dryer, new 58"' LCD flat screen smart web TV with Cable, dvd player, books, games, 100+ dvd's, I-Pod docking stereo, air conditioning in all rooms, and an OCEAN VIEW rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi tub.

Weekly maid service, local cell phone, wireless Internet and bottled water is included in the rental price. Property manger is close by and speaks perfect English, they meet you when you arrive to give you the overview of the unit and provide a local cell phone and will answer any questions and help you with any issues you may have. They can provide transportation, to and from the airport. baby sitting and many other services Reserved off street parking in front of the building and a security guard at the main entrance of the building all hours of the night.

Just steps from the ocean and strolling the sand this is a perfect place to get away from it all. Make BEACH condo your next vacation home away from home!

Gran departamento de 2 dormitorios en el norte de Playa – a 1 cuadra de la playa!

Este espectacular y amplio condominio que ofrece dos dormitorios, y 4 baños se encuentra en el extremo norte de Playa del Carmen en Cocobeach. Decorado con un toque elegante y colorido esta casa lo tiene todo. El dormitorio principal cuenta con una cama king size y baño privado con un armario espacioso y caja fuerte digital. El segundo dormitorio tiene dos camas individuales o una cama king (camas configuradas bajo petición) TV y reproductor de DVD y bano privado. La casa es espaciosa y luminosa, tiene una cocina totalmente equipada, medio baño fuera de la sala de estar y comedor para 6. Hay un balcón adicional afuera de la sala de estar, así como una gran terraza con vista parcial al mar en la azotea privada con otro 1 / 2 baño y ducha, jacuzzi, mesa, sillas y sillones al aire libre. Disfrute de un café o un cóctel en la privacidad de su solarium, o de sumergirse en el Jacuzzi mientras lee su libro favorito, con una vista de la selva, y la siempre vibrante ciudad de Playa del Carmen. La azotea privada esta a tan solo pasos de la alberca comun, que se encuentra en el solarium comunal. A minutos de distnacia puede disfrutar de muchos excelentes restaurantes, ya que la famosa 5ta Avenida esta a una cuadra de distancia.

Esta unidad se encuentra en el edificio The Meridian, entre calles 40 y 42 norte, a tan sólo 150 metros de la arena. A pesar de estar a tan solo 1 cuadra y media de la 5ta Avenida y sus establecimientos, el huesped podra disfrutar de un refugio tranquilo y sereno. Sólo 1 y una cuadra y media de la famosa avenida quinta comedor y las compras, pero tranquilo y silencioso. Otros servicios que se incluyen: lavadora / secadora, televisión de pantalla plana nueva de 40 "LCD con cable, reproductor de dvd, 50+ libros, juegos, dvd de más de 80, bocina para I-Pod, aire acondicionado en todas las habitaciones, y una terraza en la azotea con VISTA AL MAR y bañera de hidromasaje. El servicio de limpieza, teléfono celular local, Internet inalámbrico y agua embotellada está incluido en el precio de la renta. Un concierge personal de BRIC estara a su servicio y le dara la bienvenida a su hogar en Playa del Carmen. Este representante de BRIC podra ayudarle a coordinar el transporte hacia y desde el aeropuerto, servicio de niñera y muchos otros servicios. A pocos pasos del mar y de la arena, es el perfecto lugar para descansar. Haz de Beach Condo su casa lejos de casa en sus próximas vacaciones!

Keywords: 2 bedroom, 4 baths, condo, beach, rooftop pool, ocean views, close to 5th aveune, shopping, ocean,

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Why Joe chose Zazil-ha

We have traveled to many islands in the Caribbean and fell in love with the Playa area, people and life style in 2010. I first visited Playa in 1989, came back a few times in the 90's and 2000's. We looked at countless properties in Playa and felt Meridian was the best overall location with its proximity to everything we want to do and still peaceful at the end of the day.

What makes this condo unique

We love to walk the beach every morning and late afternoon, pick a direction and walk for miles on sandy beach. Great exercise and get a tan while you walk. To the north is a very private area with wind surfers, to the south are the resorts and town. I love to make coffee and sit on the patio with my bird book looking at the birds in the jungle, we overlook the jungle not another condo complex.

I scuba and have been to almost all the sites on the Playa side, many dive shops in the area and many downtown. One now offers dives to Cozumel directly from the Playa beach so you save some time there.

Shopping is great, lots of silver and trinkets, if you forget something plenty of places to get and several pharmacy’s on 5th Ave. We walk to town most every night and find a new or visit an old favorite place to eat. Hundreds of restaurants at great prices. Sports bars so you can see “your team” and other great spots for a drink.

Plus this is a safe place, tourism is king and the locals treat you great.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What an amazing vacation we just had in Playa Del Carmen. Thanks to the location of our awesome condo and the owner! We were just a block from the beach and a block from 5th Ave. Let’s start with the condo. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, dining area, and living room (comfy couch), 2 full bathrooms and a couple more we didn’t even use. The blackout shades on the windows were used every night in the kid’s room, 23 and 13. They loved that they didn’t know what time it was when they woke up. We would get up in the mornings and make a cup of coffee, head out to the roof deck where we would watch the sun come up. Some mornings we would run on the beach. By the way, the roof top pool is beautiful and very relaxing. We spent a lot of quiet time up there. I spent a lot of time reading on the roof deck in the mornings. It was so peaceful, and a lot of birds singing to keep me company. The housekeeper came every day to change the sheets and tidy up, we appreciated her! I used the w/d daily. Next time we stay, we will pack a lot less. Bottled water was dropped off as we went through it. We shopped at the Mega Store, next to the Wall Mart, and found everything we needed and then some. We walked there and took a taxi home with the groceries. Amazing fish tacos across the street! We felt safe when we were out and about and never thought twice about the safety at the condo. We planned on staying 7 days and on the 6th day we extended for 4 more days. The first email was to the owner, and lucky enough the condo was open for the amount of nights we needed. Thanks to the Wi-Fi at the condo, we were able to get a hold of him in the US! Thank you for an amazing experience. Without this beautiful place to lay our heads and the amazing group of people that own and run this particular condo, it wouldn’t have been the same. See you again soon, Playa Del Carmen! Thank you to the owner for taking so much of his time to help inform me on the how to and where to.
Dec 2013
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Zazil-ha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 2 full baths off each bedroom. 1/2 bath off living room. 1/2 bath on private rooftop area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
850 Square foot, private roof top deck area with fantastic views, table and chairs for 4 people, 2 patio chaise loungers, outdoor shower, ½ bath private Jacuzzi for 4 people, steps to shared roof top pool with additional table and chairs, wet bar and electrical outlet. Beach towels, chairs and umbrella, board games, 80 dvd’s, books, playing cards, iron and ironing board. Digital safe with programmable code in master bedroom


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Spectacular 2 Level Penthouse 1.5 Blocks to Beach and 5th Ave
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews

All the comforts of home...but EXTRA beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

For nine glorious days 6 members of my family (ranging from 4 years old to 80 years old), enjoyed the comforts of Joe's BEACH condo.

Full disclosure, I have traveled to Playa del Carmen a handful of times now, and I am simply in love with that location, so it would be hard for me to have a bad vacation there.... but this place made this trip extra special.

When I say that it had everything you could possibly want, I mean EVERY. THING.

There are a huge supply of bath towels, beach towels, kitchen towels, all the towels you could need.

There are boogie boards, three beach chairs, a beach umbrella, coolers and bucket of beach toys for the younger kids to make castles.

There is a gas grill and all the grill utensils you would need.

There are a couple brooms and dust pan, plenty of garbage can liners, a washer and dryer, and cleaning supplies.

The stove in the kitchen works like a dream, the fridge is big, and the sink has dish soap, a sponge and a drying rack waiting for you.

There is every kitchen utensil you could need....plates, cups, coffee mugs, glasses, knives, silverware, kitchen scissors, spatulas, can opener, peeler, coffee maker, toaster, blender, cheese grater, MULTIPLE cutting boards.

Honestly, my mom, dad, husband and I kept proclaiming "everything you could possibly need is here! This is so comfortable."

Other than the items listed above, the two bedrooms are very comfortable, the bathrooms are plentiful, the outdoor spaces are peaceful, the pool is clean and beautiful, and the proximity to the beach and the end of 5th Avenue is ideal.

Joe, the condo's owner, is a great communicator and his group of people who help once you are in Mexico are friendly and accommodating.

We had water delivered once and the condo cleaned once during our trip, but other than that we just made ourselves at home to relax and enjoy.

It is on the third floor, which wasn't too difficult for any of us, and it gave us access to that rooftop patio that is such a bonus.

I highly recommend this place. I would definitely come back.

Joe, thank you so much for making your home so comfortable and for thinking about everything for your guests.

We loved our stay.

Tara from Chicago, IL (January 2018)

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: wow what a great review, Tara you are very welcome thank you for your stay and come back again soon Joe
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San Jose, California

enjoyed the condo

  • 4 of 5

the condo was everything it was said it would be, all in good condition and working well. the support staff was great as well. for us we would like to have been closer to a better beach but i think this winter some of the sand at that end of town has washed out, the beah clubs at the end of the street were a good option. Gotta say i must have missed that there is no elevator and the unit is on the third floor, not a real problem for us but could be for some people.Joe the owner was very helpfull and responsive before and during our stay. thanks Joe!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Rental 373856

  • 5 of 5

The condo was exactly what the ad said. It was as if we were in our own home. lots of room to move around in. The owner was always available and replied to my emails right away. The management company had a person who came out to meet us on our first day, and told us that she was available if we needed anything. I did call her on a few occasions for more drinking water, and she was quick to respond. very enjoyable time with my family.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we hope to have you back Joe
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Victoria, BC

great location, loved the rooftop terrace

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Playa Del Carmen and when I look at VRBO rentals, I always look at the comments and reviews and they were all spot on. Joe the owner was so easy to deal with and BRIC Hotel employees were great to have close by. This condo has everything you need and a great place to be with two couples. Fifth Avenue shopping was fun and you can always find a great restaurant to eat at.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and your stay, we hope to have you back again soon Joe
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Great Location in Playa Del Carmen

  • 4 of 5

This 2 level Penthouse is in a great location. Close proximity to both the beach and all of the shopping, yet still very quite. Well taken care of property with all of the amenities needed. Roof top terrace is very nice in the evenings and after the sun goes down for star gazing. Public roof top swimming pool is very nice and kept clean. We spent a week in this location.

We had a some ssues with no water one morning and the air conditioner in the main part of the house would only last about 24 hours before it had to have freon added but the maintenance people did a good job with it. We only received housekeeping one day that we were there, not sure why. This is all to be expected when traveling out of the U.S. so no worries. The service for grocery delivery was excellent and we had groceries already at the Penthouse when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your review, the a/c unit is being repaired and the water problem was a temp shut off as there was construction a few streets over. We appreciate you staying and hope to have you back soon Joe
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Just Right

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed staying in this house. It is very well appointed and conveniently located in Playa del Carmen. We especially appreciated all the "extras" the home provides. Things like a portable cooler, extra beach towels, unlimited drinking water, a beach umbrella and an easy to use washer / dryer all came in very handy during our stay. The owners have thought of and provided everything to make your stay comfortable. I would highly recommend this house; it was just right.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we have owned the unit for almost 7 years now and have spent that time putting money into the condo to make it feel like home and have all the amenities you require for a great trip Hope to have you back soon Joe & Kelli
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Mamita's Beach Club
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
mega super market
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Mamitas Beach Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Carnibal Beach Club
Nearest Point of Interest
5th Avenue
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Excellent bird watching from 2 private balconies and roof top, unobstructed views of mangrove jungle across from unit. See parrots, chachalaca’s and many more. Bird identification book and binoculars in unit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

A VRBO 10% processing fee will be added at time of invoice
Inquire for special rates for long term rentals
Prices are based on up to 4 people, extra fees may apply for additional people and mattress rental

More than 60-days notice: Full Refund
Between 30-60 days notice: 50% Refund
Less than 30-days: No Refund.
Note on Refund Policy: For a cancelled reservation, we will re-list the time on VRBO within 3-days of receiving written notice of the cancellation. If we re-rent the time at least 5 business days ahead of your originally scheduled arrival date, we will refund your deposit, minus a $150 booking fee.

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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