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15 Steps to Beach! Oceanfront, Luxury 3BR/3.5BA Condo in Small, Private Complex

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 3BR/3.5BA Ground Floor Unit Directly On The Ocean (Sleeps 8)

**Can rent as a 2Br/2.5Ba, please inquire**

This place has everything you are looking for. Read our multiple five star reviews. "Perfect" is a common theme!

Our huge, 3 bedroom/ 3.5 bath ground floor unit is steps off the patio to the pool, and just a few more steps to one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico! Ideally located in a small, private building of only eight units, it provides the ultimate combination of location, size, privacy, and value. It's a perfect place for a family vacation, or plenty of room to bring two! It's tremendously convenient to be able to walk directly off the deck to the pool and beach just steps away, rather than walking back to an elevator. Relax on the patio and watch the kids play in the pool or on the beach, kick back and enjoy the spectacular view, or there is great swimming and fantastic snorkeling straight off the beach just steps out front. Don't miss the phenomenal view from the upstairs patio! It's got 360 degree views for miles in every direction! Or it's a short walk to the marina for fishing, shopping, dining, or to enjoy the dolphin experience. There's no need for a car!

Ours is a truly unique property! You flat out can't beat the location. Any closer to the water would require a captain and crew! We've put the time, money, and effort into appealing to those looking for one of the nicest, not just the least expensive, places to stay. Why not treat yourself and your family?

Complete remodeling throughout was finished in April, 2013, so come enjoy our new hacienda styled condo, with a beautiful brand new, full-sized kitchen, complete with granite counter tops, stained hardwood cabinets, and stainless built-in refrigerator and other appliances. Dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, water filter for purified water to ice maker and separate tap, and much more! All the comforts of home, but with a fantastic ocean view, even from the kitchen!

Move to the dining room and dine on a beautiful custom made table with seating for eight, along with furnishings complimenting the warm 'hacienda' style.

We just replaced the glass patio doors and windows throughout to greatly improve the fantastic views and comfort level. The glass patio doors slide open and the Riviera Maya becomes your living room! Relax on the plush leather couches, kick your feet up on granite topped tables, and check out the latest Hi Def action from home on the DISH satellite system with DVR on LED smart TV with internet connection. You can even use our Netflix account! Stay in touch with family and friends by calling back and forth to the United States for free on the Vonage phone, or surf the internet with WiFi. Fresh paint, new furniture, drapes, and much more! There is also some beautiful original local art throughout the condo.

Don't be fooled by some of the other listings advertised as 'oceanfront'. Sure, their COMPLEX is oceanfront, but it's a several hundred yard walk from their unit to the beach! Check out our pictures! These are taken from 3 steps off our patio.

Bring plenty of guests! The condo sleeps 8 very comfortably, but be ready for the fight over the master bedroom. Close the black out drapes and sleep late on the massive hardwood king bed topped with luxurious new mattress and 800 count sheets. We've had multiple people ask what the brand of mattresses are, as they were so comfortable. Wake up to the gorgeous ocean view! There's a great large flat screen TV with satellite service, or watch a DVD on the Blu-ray. There's also ample storage with a large closet, multiple drawers and cabinets, as well as a safe to store valuables during your stay. Separate thermostats and ceiling fans in each bedroom provide the ultimate in comfort. Double sinks and marble shower with glass door complete the master.

The guest rooms are massive, comfortably sleeping four to a room on new plush queen mattresses, with large closets in each guest room and plenty of storage space. There's room to spare! Each also has flat screen TVs with satellite and DVD/ Blu-ray players. The sink/ ready area is separated from the toilet and marble tiled shower for maximum convenience. There's also a large patio for the two guest rooms, as well as another off the living room to sit and enjoy the ocean view.

There's just too much to list, but we wouldn't want to forget the convenient laundry room with washer and dryer, great patio seating, and outdoor charcoal BBQ grill.

Puerto Aventuras is the perfect destination for your next trip to the Mayan Riviera. Enjoy the fantastic year round sunny climate, stunning turquoise Caribbean waters, and white sandy beaches. You can't beat our location in the community and proximity to the beach, much less find a condo so nicely appointed. I look forward to speaking to you about your stay!

More Details

Stephen Graham
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Stephen Graham

Buenos Dias, from Dallas, where we spend our time in between enjoying the sweet life down in Puerto Aventuras. My wife and I have vacationed down in the Riviera Maya every year since staying in Playa del Carmen for our honeymoon almost 20 years ago! It was a sleepy little fishing town back then, with only three large hotels hotels. My, how it has grown (really, too much at this point). We've been bringing our daughters down since they were about 7 months old, and can't wait for the next chapters of our lives, dreaming of early retirement, entertaining family and friends, and some day playing with grand kids on the beach!

Stephen Graham purchased this condo in 2012

Why Stephen Graham chose Puerto Aventuras

We've been searching for the perfect vacation place in Mexico for years, from north of Cancun to south of Tulum. Although we've always loved Playa, it has just grown too big and crowded over the last 20 years and has lost it's charm as a resort town . We found Puerto Aventuras just 8 miles south about five years ago and fell in love with the quaint, relaxing community. Location, location, location! In almost 20 years of vacationing and searching for our own place, this is one of the largest units we have ever been in, and just steps off a postcard quality beach! No fighting the other guests in a massive complex for a spot by the pool. There's only 8 units! Great kitchen, huge bedrooms, ample space, and walk everywhere.

Puerto Aventuras is just a spectacular site to own a home and to spend time on vacation! You'll see it immediately, once driving through the security gate surrounding the entire community. Beautifully landscaped, the winding streets meander through the small resort. Don't be surprised if your the only one on the road, except for some kids driving around golf carts. This community has it all, from the fishing and sailing opportunities at the marina , dolphin discovery, beautiful beach, fantastic snorkeling, golf and tennis, restaurants, and an endless supply of adventure and activities just minutes away. You just can't beat the location of PA, or our home there.


Puerto Aventuras Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , toilet and shower separate from sink area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , toilet and shower separate from sink area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master with double sink, separate from toilet and shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , and sink
  • Marble tiles in showers with glass doors, sink/ ready areas separate from toilets and showers. There's a convenient half bath in the hallway.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • The spacious master bedroom features a beautiful ocean view with wide glass door leading onto the patio. Sleep late with the black out curtains on a beautiful, carved wood, king bed, topped with a luxurious mattress and bedding. It also has ceiling fan, alarm clock, flat screen satellite TV with DVD, and spacious closets and cabinets, with a safe to store valuables during your stay. There's plenty of room in the bathroom with double sinks and marble shower with glass door. The two guest rooms are some of the largest you'll ever see! Wonderfully decorated, there is ample space around two queen size beds topped with luxury mattress and bedding in each guest room. Each bedroom has large closets with ample storage and shelves, en suite bathroom with marble shower and glass door, separate sink/ ready area with large mirror, ceiling fan, and flat screen TVs. Large patio with pretty garden off guest rooms. 10 people will fit very comfortably in this condo, with room to spare!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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15 Steps to Beach! Oceanfront, Luxury 3BR/3.5BA Condo in Small, Private Complex
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Our third time.

  • 5 of 5

That should tell you how much we like it. Not a thing I would change.

A real value.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That’s exactly what we strive to hear! Our goal is to provide a place that guests feel is a step above the rest. Even though we may not be the least expensive, it’s nice to read that others realize the tremendous value we are able to provide. There’s no better gauge than having guests return time and time again.
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Real Del Mar - a little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Sea view from the front door and master bedroom takes your breath away! Fabulous place right along with the beach with ready access to pool, beach and sea. Beach side pool is inviting while listening to the crash of the waves on the beach.

First floor condo was very comfortable and spacious for our family of 5. It was well appointed and had all the upscale comforts of home. Short walking distance to Marina via beach or street for dinners, water excursions, or shopping. Plenty to do and even kept the teenagers engaged!

Had a very relaxing week in a little bit of Real Del Mar paradise! Muchas Gracias!

Real Del Mar is the real deal!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious, best location, fully equipped! - They did think of everything!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Real del Mar!

The location was incredible, even doing the dishes you had a breathtaking view! You cannot get a better beach front and pool access, you are literally steps away.

If you prefer dining out, several restaurants are just 2 blocks away, and you can even short cut thru the beach! Some of our favorites were the Pub and Dolce Vita....if staying in, I was pleasantly surprised that they thought of everything...from an apple slicer to a martini shaker, the kitchen was fully equipped. Getting fruits and fish from the farmers market made everything even easier (again, just blocks away!).

We also loved the privacy! The complex is small, just eight condos, and we were lucky that we were the only ones there at the time, so we had the pool and beach to ourselves. No need to hurry to find a lounge chair or spot!

The condo itself is super spacious and nicely decorated. We enjoyed our 2 day "stay in" due to a tropical storm, with plenty of board games, netflix and a bottle of wine. Best tropical storm ever!

We also want to thank Vicky (property manager) for assisting us with any questions, Mau (maintance guy) for being so helpful, he even help us with some fishermen friends to get some off the boat fresh catch, and to Bianca (housekeeper) . (You can add extra housekeeper visits for a low cost)

Thanks Pam and Stephen for making our vacation, so perfect! You guys have a beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review! Makes me excited for our trip down there next month! You and your family were wonderful guests and we'd love to have you stay with us again.
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Portland OR

Terrific location and home

  • 5 of 5

This property is just as described, but the full beauty of the view and convenience of its location is hard to capture in photos. This is a lovely, spacious beachfront condo for a private, quiet get-away. The area and home are great for families. The owners clearly care about making their guests comfortable.The owners were terrific during the rental process and whenever we needed to reach them - they left no question unanswered and were very helpful. We traveled with 4 adults and 2 young children spanning ages 7 to 77. Everyone had a great time.

A bit about the home: The condo has all the necessities and is well maintained and clean. The one thing we absolutely love about this home was that you can sit and relax in the shade of the patio while the kids swim in the pool about 15 feet away; and you can even see them playing out in the sea. The sea is very warm and shallow for quite a ways. There are a number of water inflatables and beach toys at the house for the kids to enjoy as well. You will need water shoes walking into the water as there is a fair amount of rock/coral - which makes for good snorkeling as you get out a ways (bring your own water shoes as the stores charge a premium for them here and you will need them for places like Xel-ha too). The other great thing about this home is that it is close to The Marina, which is the hub of the area. It is 2 minutes by Golf Cart or 4-5 minutes walk up the beach/through the Omni Hotel Lobby.

If you don't know Puerto Aventuras (we didn't) here is a quick summary: It is not at all like Playa del Carmen or Cancun area, it is more upscale and mellow; no big commercial buildings/operations other than a few (3?) hotels. It is a gated community with a golf course, marinas and lower profile hotels, so it feels like a development and not a city. The Marina is nice setting with lots of restaurants, gelato, shops and dolphin activities. There is also a large grocery store located just across the highway outside the gates ($5 by taxi). So you have all you need close by. Places like Xel-Ha and Xcaret (great for families) and a few cenotes are also close.

Hope that helps!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled with your wonderful review! It's always great to read that others appreciate our place as we do. You are correct that the online pictures unfortunately do not do our condo/ view enough justice. You simply can't get any closer to the beach and water. Everything is just steps away! Although immediately in front of our condo might require water socks due the rocks, the large complex directly next door (three steps to the left) cleared out the vast majority of rocks, which makes for very easy, smooth walking access to the ocean all the way to deep water without any water socks. Plus the water is usually crystal clear, so those that exist are easily seen. If going to places like Xel Ha they can certainly be helpful, but I wouldn't say they are at all necessary to bring along for the ocean in front of our place. One less thing to lug around on vacation!
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Houston, Texas

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect in every way. The pictures do not do justice to the property. From the condo to the pool to the beach you cannot get a better location. Literally steps away from white sand and blue water. The condo is huge and nicely decorated, comfy beds and all amenities just like home. We used "At Home in Mexico" for grocery delivery (Tara and Luis) everything was there waiting for us on arrival. Many wonderful places to dine within an easy walk, all delicious and very reasonably priced. The owners offered many suggestions and instructions to make the stay very easy. Honestly from the time we arrived until the day we left we felt as if we were at home except the view was much, much better. Mauricio is the grounds keeper and was the kindest, sweetest person.....all I can say is we will be back and if you are contemplating this rental....GO GO GO.........4 adults during our stay but a perfect place for families as well.....Thanks Stephen and Pam.....for opening your home to us !!!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redmond, WA

Great family vacation! We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

First off, the condo location is awesome! The beach is perfect for playing in the sand, snorkeling or just lazing around. The Omni hotel is close so you can go there and get a meal or a drink on the beach. There is a small town a short walk away where you can pick up general groceries from the store, grab a great meal from the many restaurants and even swing with the dolphins at the Dolphin Experience. We loved the Pub for drinks and appetizers, the gelato place was amazing (the one next to the Pub) and the Italian Restaurant was really good! There is also a great local breakfast spot right outside of the gates of Puerto Aventuras called Arbalito and it was so good. They have breakfast tacos, fresh smoothies and Mexican coffee. You need to get there early since they close at 11 am. Also be sure to check out Bamboo for their great breakfast and fresh made Empinadas.

The condo itself was very nice and well appointed. We had 6 people and we never felt crowded and had plenty of room to spread out. While you'll spend most of your time on the beach side of the unit, there is a very nice patio on the back that you can get some quiet time and hang out with the local kitty cat who roams around the area. There were a couple of issues which should be expected when staying at a condo on the ocean but they were quickly addressed by the owner and local property manager. They were both great to work with and made the booking experience easy. The property manager was also able to give a recommendation for a woman who came and prepared a meal for us at the condo. It was fabulous and would highly recommend you treat yourself to this experience. The woman did all of the shopping, cooking and even cleaned up afterwards.

We didn't rent a car but did rent a golf cart from Bruno (Carrito Tech) which was a great way to get around the area. We were able to drive the cart to the Colleta on the other side of the community and it provided great swimming and snorkeling. We ended up hiring a driver for a day trip to the ruins and beach in Tulum. This is a must! We used Memo from Memo Tours and he was very knowledgeable and provided a nice vehicle for us to ride in and and called ahead for reservations at a local restaurant for us. We took a cab to Playa del Carmen a day trip and it was ok but we preferred the quiet of Puerto Aventuras, Tulum and Akumal (where you can swim with the turtles in the bay).

It was an amazing trip. Thank you Stephen for letting stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for another fantastic review, and everyone really appreciates the recommendations! We'd love to have you back again. Stephen
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"Great snorkel spot!"
Xplor Park - Cancun
Tulum Ruins
Dos Ojos Cenotes
Mezzanine Hotel
"Great Thai food on a spectacular beach!"
Alux Restaurant
Captain Rick's Sportfishing
Cenote Jardin El Eden
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Gringo Cantina
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Puerto Aventuras Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Carretera Federal 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Back Door!
Car: not necessary

The private, gated community of Puerto Aventuras is located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, just 10 miles south of Playa del Carmen and about a 50 minute drive from the Cancun airport. Built around a fantastic marina, enjoy the seclusion of this quaint little resort, away from the overbuilding in Cancun and Playa. Plenty of activities within walking distance from the condo! Charter a boat to go after sailfish, swim with the dolphins and seals raised in the marina, snorkel or scuba right off the beach along the second largest coral reef in the world, play golf or tennis in the neighborhood, or drive a short distance to some spectacular courses, like the PGA Tour tournament course, Mayacoba.

Enjoy spa services, stroll along the shops and restaurants, or just kick back and enjoy one of the best beaches in the world, all right outside the door! The ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and world famous snorkel site, Xel Ha, are 35 minutes away. Take the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel, considered one of the best diving sites in the world! There are several cenotes (underground caves and rivers) to explore, snorkel, or scuba dive through, within a few minutes by car. The wonderful ecological theme park of Xcaret is a 15 minute drive, with various local wildlife, equestrian show, butterfly exhibit, and much more. Don't miss the spectacular nighttime extravaganza! Zip-line through the trees, ride ATVs through underground caves, or paddle kayaks through underground streams at Xplor, also 15 minutes away. Just outside the resort is the Lapis jewelry outlet. Don't miss lunch at La Buena Vida in Akumal (if there ever was a site for a Corona Beer commercial!). Although there are plenty of great restaurants, shops, and bars to enjoy within a short walk from the condo, if your looking for a little more excitement, taxis are readily available for a quick 15 minute ride to Playa del Carmen for an endless supply of dining, shopping along 5th Avenue, and nightlife. You can't find a better location in the Mayan Riviera!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $1,500

A 2.9% fee is added to credit card payments as "tax" when booking online (avoid fee by paying by echeck, personal check, money order, cashiers check, or bank wire transfer). A $59 insurance policy is added for damage insurance, giving the renter $1500 of coverage (avoid this fee by paying a $500 refundable damage deposit). Mandatory $75 cleaning fee added to all bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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