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Spend Time in Paradise! Safe & Quiet Location. Near 5th & Beach! 2BD/2B Condo

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Huge Pool, Spacious Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Your PERFECT vacation home! Enjoy the peace and quiet of Casa de Canciones, House of Songs, for a beautiful and relaxing vacation to take you away from the stresses of everyday life. Our condo is in a PERFECT LOCATION of Playa del Carmen in the gated community of Playacar Phase II. Situated on the second floor of the delightful 12-unit complex, Rosa Blanca, you will find yourself in an oasis of tropical birds, foliage, tranquil large pool and a mini-tropical paradise in our spacious 2 bedroom/2 bath unit, new furniture & furnishings as of April 2012 plus remodeled kitchen. Relax on your balcony with the restful view of the trees surrounding the 13th fairway, the 'signature hole' of the Robert von Hagge designed golf course. Watch and listen as the birds from the nearby aviary fly around the property. Then when you've had enough of peaceful quiet and it is time for fun and excitement, you're close to the action. Just a 5 to 7-minute walk down our golf course street, Paseo Coba, takes you to everything that 5th Avenue has to offer - world-class restaurants, street cafes, shopping, and incredible white sandy beaches that the Riviera Maya has to offer.

You will also enjoy the use of Free WiFi, in-house washer and dryer and portable chairs and umbrella for the beach. We also provide a small safe in the laundry room to secure your valuables, and the use of a local cell phone - just take to any convenience store to have minutes added.

Keywords: Condo, Condominium, Fully Furnished, Playacar, Riviera Maya, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Full Kitchen, Washer, Dryer, Pool View, Terrace

More Details

Property Manager
Jeanette
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Jeanette

This is a family adventure between siblings James and Jeanette along with their spouses Ray and Kim. James & Kim have been traveling to the Riviera Maya region for 10+ years and have fallen in love with the beauty, tranquility and excitement that the region and Playa del Carmen offer. Because of that love of the area we began to look seriously into purchasing a vacation home that could be enjoyed on our vacations as well as opening up to others. In the winter of 2011 we found Rosa Blanca and felt like a match had been made. Everything about Casa de Canciones felt like 'home' and we are excited to have a little slice of paradise in our family and to share with you!

Jeanette purchased this condo in 2011

Why Jeanette chose Quintana Roo

When James & Kim began visiting properties around the Playa del Carmen area they had a lot to choose from It was just a simple drive by Rosa Blanca on the way to the airport on their trip in August 2011 that got the wheels turning that THIS was the place for them and all of us. Casa de Canciones sits in a great location - close enough to all the action of 5th Avenue and the beaches to easily walk to - yet far enough from the bustle to truly be in a setting to relax and rejuvenate. Also a complex that has year-around residents to keep an eye on the details of keeping our property beautiful; the security of a gated community made this the choice for us.

What makes this condo unique

The open floor plan and feeling of spaciousness was the first thing that excited us about Casa de Canciones. With four large sliding glass doors on either end of our condo, the breezes flow easily through the condo and allow us to be environmentally conscious when keeping the A/C to a minimum. As this is also our vacation retreat, we have furnished the condo with amenities that we enjoy while we are staying there. Keep the beach towels, hair dryer, tote bags and backpack at home. Pack as light as possible because we have a washer, dryer or even outdoor drying rack for you to use. And, if you are here for a special event...we've even included an iron and ironing board!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our 1st visit to Mexico. We found Playa del Carmen a lovely place to visit & the locals were so friendly. We felt comfortable allowing our 16-year-old daughter walk back to the condo by herself during the day. In fact, we just left the keys in the lock box so all the kids could do their “own thing” & come & go as they pleased. Rio Secreto & Xel-Ha were wonderful experiences; walking to the ocean was fun & the beach is beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the night life on 5th Ave!

Your condo is relaxing. The 5 of us had plenty of room without feeling as though we were on top of each other! We loved how everything was in walking distance. We met some of the neighbors & they were very helpful to us.

Hope to do another visit sometime in the future!



Comments written by guest in condo guest book from Dec. 23-29, 2014 stay
Dec 2014
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Amenities

Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), 2 Twin Beds, Sofa sleeper to convert to full-size bed. Both bedrooms have en suite baths.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Safe for valuables - can fit a laptop computer, plenty of beach towels, collapsable beach chairs, beach umbrella, small cooler, tote bags, pool floats, balcony hammock.

Reviews

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Spend Time in Paradise! Safe & Quiet Location. Near 5th & Beach! 2BD/2B Condo
average rating of 4.7 based on 18 reviews
5

PERFECT location, condo, pool, neighbors, and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Listen, your looking at this review trying to decide where to stay. I spent hours doing the same thing. Studying the area on google maps, finding out the best deal, good location, pool etc... I'm so glad I choose this condo for our family vacation, and you will be too. Just book it!

There are only 12 units so you will have the pool and lounges to yourself most of the time. The grounds around the pool are wonderful, lush with plenty of birds, agouti and some coati. One of the owners who was staying there took the time to come down and help us get our bearings and gave us some great ideas of where to go and what to see. Thank you Laurie!!!

The condo B2 is great! Second floor with breathtaking view of pool and trees. Loved having coffee out there in the morning with all the tropical birds flying around. Condo is well stocked with everything you can imagine, it's beautifully decorated and is light and bright. Beds are comfortable and the AC cooled the place down quick and kept it perfect.

Now here's the best part... the location!!! We started off with no car and just walked downtown and to the beach which is only 10 min of slow walking as we had a 7 year old. Downtown is easy to navigate and walk. Everyone is so friendly. With a family of 5 we found it was cheaper to rent a car for $45 a day which included full insurance. You get used to driving, just think of it as the Mario Cart Wii game and you'll be fine. With a car you just have to turn out of the condo and go left to bypass downtown and get on the freeways.

You can't go wrong with where you eat and what you do, its all great! Here is what we did and loved!

Cenotes:

Azule - 7 year old fav

Garden of Eden - my fav

Chaak Tun - Underground tour ask for Marcelo as guide

Snorkeling:

Akumal - best for turtles (walk down to the red flag on right snorkel out and then to left and back in by turtles to avoid having to pay for a guide)

Puerto Morelos - $20/person to have a 2hr boat ride and tour. Healthy coral and fish

Xel-ha - lame snorkeling

Xplor - Best food/drink fun

Xel-ha - Water fun but not for snorkeling (would not do this one again)

Dolphinarius - Great interaction, book online with photo package or they will screw you there for photos. Got free Wild Waves tickets with purchase - Kids love it even though it has bad reviews, there were no lines and we had a blast.

Restaurants:

Zensi, Wah Wah, Kaxpa Factory, Fiesta Maya $15 for whole family. Carmen Hotel. Everywhere is great.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW!!!! Thanks so much for this great review and info! I'm really glad that your family (I know...the kids) chose Casa de Canciones and Rosa Blanca for your family vacation. Now you have learned the 'secret' that is Rosa Blanca. It's hard to beat such a small complex but with the huge pool and access to everything. You were such a delight to work with and I look forward to your return visit. Thanks again! Jeanette
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We had a wonderful stay at Rosa Blanca

  • 4 of 5

Our month long stay at Rosa Blanca was just as we expected. Jeanette's condo was just as described. It was clean and very comfortable. All the people staying there whether owners or renters were all very friendly and helpful. We met almost everyone there and enjoyed talking to them and spending time with them. I must note that both Jeanette and Noemi were a pleasure to work with. Response time from both of them was always very prompt and any questions or issues were handle in a very timely and acceptable manner. A special thanks to Noemi the property manager. As with any home, maintenance issues can arise. We had a couple of issues while we were there and all we had to do was email Noemi and she took care of them immediately. She would always reply back by email and let us know when the issue would be taken care of and it was then done on time. For anyone looking at this place and wondering about safety and location, you should have no concerns. We always felt safe walking around at any hour of the day or night and there was security presence almost all the time. The walk to 5th ave and the beach are an easy 10-15 minute walk. The pool was also very nice and refreshing. When we return to Playa, Rosa Blanca will be the first place we consider.

Rich and Carolyn

Des Moines, Iowa

Feb. 2017

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you stay at our home! It's always great to hear that my team at Latido de Mexico provides excellent service to our guests should any issue arise at our home. And, knowing that the other owners and renters become extended friends makes Rosa Blanca the special place that we love to call home. Will hope to have you back again when Playa del Carmen calls! Jeanette
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Quiet and Close

  • 4 of 5

Rosa Blanca is located in a very modern and clean development adjacent to the heart of the city. We rented bikes and we were able to be downtown in a 5 minute ride. The condo itself has everything needed to make an enjoyable stay all the way down to a 5 gallon jug of fresh water on the counter. The owner is very easy to work with and wants to make sure your stay is good. I recommend Rosa Blanca should Playa del Carmen be on your list to visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled that Playacar Phase II, Rosa Blanca and, of course, Casa de Canciones, was a great place for you to spend the New Years holiday with your family. Glad that you were able to rent bikes and find additional ways to get around the town. Will look forward to hearing from you again or having you refer family and friends to Casa de Canciones. Thanks for being such fabulous guests!
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Carefree Living

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at this condo. It is well situated within the security of Playacar and a 10-20 minute walk to 5th avenue, restaurants and grocery stores alike. The condo is spacious, clean, reasonably priced, and tastefully decorated and the pool is even more inviting than it appears in the pictures. We lived at Jeanette’s condo for all of February 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. We found the property management folk to be extremely responsive if a light bulb burned out or water jugs needed replacing and Jeanette is a pleasure to deal with as we’ve found her to be a hands-on and communicative owner.

This was our 3rd trip to Mexico and my wife and I have adopted Playa Del Carmen as a reliable winter escape destination. It’s a safe and relatively inexpensive place to get away from it all and it offers enough stimulation and tranquility to meet most everyone’s needs. I’m sure we’ll explore other countries and destinations but Playa Del Carmen and this condo have definitely captured our hearts!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute delight having you back for another stay at Casa de Canciones. We truly love having guests like you that treat our place like your own home. Thrilled that you have been captivated by Playa del Carmen and Rosa Blanca. It's a great validation of our decision to purchase back in 2011. Sorry that next February has already been snatched but hope to have you back again....you're always welcome! Jeanette Casa de Canciones
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5

Well stocked and comfortable with a beautiful swimming pool and responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Casa de Canciones over the New Year's Eve holiday and enjoyed our stay! The condo was clean, well-stocked and a great size for two adults and three kids. Our favorite feature was the swimming pool! My 4- and 5-year old loved the wading pool portion of the pool and I loved the "adult" side of the pool and lounging in a chair while watching them play. The condo is in a great location for walking to the beach and where the restaurants and shops are. Buses, shuttles, taxis and ferries are also within walking distance so you can easily visit the surrounding areas and islands.

If you have small children, you might consider bringing a stroller or renting a car (there is a parking spot with the unit) as the walk just stretches beyond a little person's capacity to do regularly. The owner is extremely responsive in terms of securing the condo and answering questions and making suggestions about the area, which we greatly appreciated. Having a washer/dryer unit in the condo was also immensely helpful. I would definitely recommend staying at Casa de Canciones!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great comments about your stay! Glad that you found Casa de Canciones to be as advertised and that it fit your needs with all the amenities inside our home as well as the overall beauty of Rosa Blanca and our fabulous pool. Loved your idea of making sure I let owners with small children know that the walk to the beach and 5th Ave. can become tiresome for those little legs. Thanks for that suggestion. Hope you consider coming back again and also referring to your family and friends! Jeanette Casa de Canciones
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5

Nice 2 bed in playacar!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week, we were a family of 4. The house is nicely updated with a nice modern kitchen(minus the dishwasher), and updated bathrooms. The condo is pretty spacious for 4 people. We loved the jellyfish lamps by the dining table ( we went shopping for one after we saw it) and the general décor of the condo.

We had the swimming pool for ourselves whenever needed, we saw maintenance staff clean the pool every morning( and I think a thorough surface cleaning once a week). I didn't see anyone else use the pool, except perhaps on the first day.

Jeanette(the owner) is a great person to work with. We somewhat arrived earlier than the usual check-in time and we were accommodated although this was peak season, and the condo just got vacant from the previous renters.

We rented a car, so we covered a lot of attractions/activities during our 7 day stay( so we used the condo mostly only during the early mornings & evenings), with only one entire evening spent at playa del Carmen for shopping & souvenirs( we walked about 20 mins to 5th ave).

The only nice to have would have been a dishwasher in the kitchen( we had breakfast each of the 7 days at the condo); and may be update the leather sofas in the near future - they are beginning to show their age, but this is really small stuff compared to the overall experience. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family had such a great time at our home! Thanks also for noticing the little extra decorating touches that we put into our place to showcase some of the art that you see in the shops along 5th Ave. as well as other places from our Mexico excursions. We had just been to our condo in Dec. and noticed the wear on the sofa and loveseat so those are being reupholstered as I write this. Your next visit, I hope you notice the difference. ;-) Dishwashers are a bit of a challenge in a Mexico rental property. I too would love to have one when staying there, but it just makes for potential problems as plumbing is not quite the same as what we experience in the States. And, as you noticed the fun of how to turn the lights/fans on based on wiring, I hope you understand our desire to keep from causing more work for our management team. Thanks again for staying with us and all your enjoyment of our home! Hope you stay with us again!
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Map

Car: not necessary

Scuba dive trips, cenotes & caves to snorkel & explore, Mayan ruins, ferry to Cozumel, eco-parks, aviary, swim w/sea turtles, jungle tours, shopping on 5th Ave.,

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Rates & Availability

Playa del Carmen Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$1,500
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 13 2017 - Dec 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Winter 2017
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$145
$1,000
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
High 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$2,600
 
 
Easter/Spring Break 2018
Mar 12 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Apr 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$2,400
 
 
Late Spring 2018
Apr 30 2018 - Jun 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$1,800
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 3 2018 - Sep 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$1,500
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Nov 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$2,100
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 18 2018 - Dec 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Winter 2018
Dec 2 2018 - Dec 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
$135
$900
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Inquire about rates for stays longer than a week. Monthly rentals will be charged electricity from security deposit. Last-minute rentals inquire for any deals. Rates are subject to change.
Long-term rentals are not available during high season - December through March.
For Terms and Conditions as well as Cancellation Policy - contact owner.

Manager'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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