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Casa Maya, Pretty One Bedroom In Quiet Complex Close To Everything

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
5 - 6 nights

Description

Zazil-ha Condo Rental Photos and Description

Pretty One Bedroom In Quiet Complex Close To Everything

One bedroom ground floor condo in small, quiet complex one block from the beach and resorts and steps from restaurants, shopping and night life on 5th Ave. Condo is perfectly suited for 2 adults, but has a pull out sofa for additional sleeping as required. Rental includes a welcome package and access to area information and assistance from the well qualified bilingual (English/Spanish) management team. Unit is tastefully and comfortably decorated, has a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, Apple TV with Netflix capabilities, wifi, front and back patios, towels and beach chairs, wall safe and night time security guard. Complex is beautifully landscaped and includes a pool, community barbecue and hosts weekly massages, bridge games and Playa's first organized farmers and artisan market on site.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Owner, Helen Marstiller
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2016

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Casa Maya, Pretty One Bedroom In Quiet Complex Close To Everything
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews
4

safe, clean and close

  • 4 of 5

Loved how close to everything we were. The beach and 5th avenue is just a short stroll away. The apartment offered everything we needed. Would come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet location with a good pool!

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this condo in early August 2016. The owner was incredibly easy to communicate with and was prompt and helpful with all questions and a few very minor issues that arose. After a bit of miscommunication we also found the property manager to be very friendly and helpful. If I could dole out 1/2 stars I would really give this property a 3.5 (good but just not great). The complex itself is pretty well maintained, the pool area is absolutely essential to enjoying PDC in the summer time and we were often some of the only guests there. The property is located just a block from the ocean, however there was so much stinky seagrass on shore it was impossible to enjoy it. It is also located approximately 2-3 blocks from the north end of 5th Ave.. We found there to be some very nice, quieter restaurants at that end and it was great to get out of the mayhem that is 5th Ave.. I have sort of a mixed review of the condo itself, with some updates and a bit of attention it could be much nicer. First thing you notice when entering the condo is the very damp and very musty smell, this took close to 4 days to dissipate, we were trying to be very conscience and not run the a/c too often but in all honesty it really needs to be run (even when not occupied with guests) with some frequency to dry out to condo. The bedroom walls were all peeling which gives it a pretty old, poorly maintained feel and as a previous reviewer had stated the red sateen sheet are very unappealing, we changed them to a spare, yet very worn and stained set of cotton sheets we found in the dresser. The decor in the unit was very nice and furniture was comfortable enough. It is a small unit so it was nice to have the seating area on the back patio. It was a pleasure to have the washer and dryer in the unit as well, to do a quick load before we continued our travels. I think with a little TLC to a small list of items in the unit that need repair and attention, some updated linens and perhaps having the management run the a/c for a time before guest check in the unit could really benefit!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the constructive criticism and have already asked my manager to purchase a new set of sheets and will carry another down with me in November. I have also asked her to locate and use my dehumidifier between guests. Hopefully this concern will be addressed shortly too.
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5

A Wonderful Stay At A Lovely Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Helen's condo very much. It was exactly what we wanted in an off-resort vacation. Everything was as advertized: The condo was clean, quiet and comfortable (I slept better there than at home!) and very close to the beach and 5th Avenue - tremendous value for the cost. We made lots of use of the pool which was lovely. Helen and Rocio were very responsive and helpful with all my questions. We visited at the end of June, during the "rainy season", and I was a little worried about the forecast which did not look good, but we enjoyed mostly sunny days. The condo is equipped with an umbrella and chairs for the beach, but we preferred to park ourselves somewhere where we could get drinks and food. The best deal we found was at the Cannibal Royal, very close to the condo. You can enjoy the beach lounge chairs as long as you want so long as you order something. We also spent an afternoon at the Mahekal Beach Resort, but they charged 500 pesos per person for the use of the lounge chairs and a 300 pesos food and drink credit. This was our first visit to Playa del Carmen and we loved everything about it, especially how accessible by walking everything is. 5th Avenue stretches for more than 2 miles of a vast variety of shops and restaurants, and it is closed off to cars, so it is lovely to walk it. There is a beautiful Catholic chapel at the other end of the 5th (near the ferry) where you can attend an English Mass on Sundays, or just drop in to pray. We barely put a dent into all there is to see and do in Playa del Carmen - definitely plan to go back, and I would be very happy to stay at Casa Maya again. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect beach vacation apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is perfect for a couple wanting to be in Playa Del Carmen but not in the loud nightclub area. The pool is great. The location is so fabulous! So close to the beach! The restaurant on the front of the property is wonderful too. I would stay here again. The property manager is very friendly and accommodating. Such a better experience then a hotel. The bed is more comfortable than beds in Mexico tend to be, it is very firm but soft enough to sleep on. The couch makes into a bed if you have an extra guest with you. The kitchen, while small, is equipped wih all you need. It was truly our home away from home. Safe parking right out front. Very safe location.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas
5

Great Quiet Condo Walking Distance to CoCo Beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon and it was exactly what we were looking for! Everything was nice and clean when we arrived and the decor is very tasteful. We really enjoyed the fact that there was a small kitchen so that we didn't have to go out for every single meal. The walk to the beach took literally 2 minutes, which is perfect. The other tenants of the community are very friendly and low key. Most nights we walked up to 5th avenue to find dinner, there is rarely a need to use a taxi. If you are looking for a place that is walking distance to the beach and restaurants and isn't loud, then this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, ontario, Canada
5

Lovely condo in a great complex

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casa Maya for 2weeks this April. The condo is perfect for two people and very well appointed. It had all the amenities we required and is perfectly situated in a small, quiet complex.

It looks out to lush tropical gardens and the pool. The grounds and pool area are meticulously maintained and the staff work very dilligently. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Checking in and out was seamless. Our beach umbrella broke and was quickly replaced. We only used the air conditioning for a few hours each day as the ceiling fans circulated the air well enough. We enjoyed sitting out on our private little patio and by the pool in the evenings. The complex is very quiet and quite secure.

The location away from the touristy areas is a bonus-you only need to venture down 5th Avenue once! Walk up to 10th, 20th and 30th Avenue and see Mexico.

We made several excursions out of Playa and took the collectivo to Xpu Ha beach, Tulum Beach and Puerto Morelos. The walk to the collectivo station is about 35 minutes but taking the collectivo is a great way to explore the Mayan Riviera. Xpu Ha beach is stunning and we loved our visit there. You can sit at the beach bar as long as you order a drink or food. The beach near the condo in Playa is only a block away and very quiet and free from the tourist throngs.

Walmart and Mega are the places to stock up on groceries although we preferred Mega as the selection was better. We walked up there and took a reasonably priced taxi ride back to the condo. The 7-11 store on the outside of the condo was perfect for small items you may need.

We loved our vacation in Playa and the Casa Maya so much that we have booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Several
Nearest Ferry
Cozumel
Nearest Train
1 Miles
2 depots in Playa del Carmen
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several
Nearest Beach
Coco Beach

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Rates & Availability

Zazil-ha Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Nov 27 2016 - Feb 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
$90
$600
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$75
$500
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

I no longer give a credit toward electric for short-term rentals; with comfortable but not excessive AC consumption electricity should run between $25 and $50 USD/week. Meter will be read on your arrival and departure and electrical usage will be subtracted from your security deposit. $100.00 for security deposit is to be paid on arrival in the currency of your choice and will be refunded (less electrical) on check out.

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.
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Amenities

Zazil-ha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Glass shower stall, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King bed, built ins, dresser, small TV with built in DVD player. Slider to patio and pool with table and chairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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