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Christmas Special - Just steps from the Carribean and Fifth Avenue

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, large terrace overlooking Mamitas Beach Road Sleeps 6

Our Condo Buena Vida at Las Olas is in the perfect location for a vacation get-a-way; set between Playa del Carmen’s famous beach and vibrant international sidewalk scene. A mere half block from Las Olas, Playa’s Fifth Avenue pedestrian promenade beckons with relaxed cafes and gourmet restaurants, exclusive lounges, and al fresco bars, intriguing boutiques and local purveyors of all types and variety. It is also only 200 meters from the Caribbean beach. Relax at Mamitas Beach Club or Kool's Club - the most popular and hip beaches in Playa del Carmen. Swim in the beautiful warm Caribbean water and enjoy the view. If a swimming pool is more to your liking, guests of Las Olas get a 100 peso discount to rent a lounge and umbrella for the day and use of the pool at Kool's Beach Club. Even better, the fee goes toward your food and drinks! When you tire of the sun, your Las Olas home is only a few minutes away.

At 1150 square feet of living space with unusually high 12 foot ceilings our condo is spacious and a rare find in Playa del Carmen. Tile floor extends onto the private outdoor terrace where one can dine and relax in the fresh breeze from the ocean. It is fully furnished with two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms each with King Beds, recently upgraded full bathrooms and walk-in tiled showers. You will also find a fully equipped chef's kitchen with granite counter tops, a separate laundry room, original paintings and many other fine details to provide quality and international style. Even the terrace is furnished for outdoor comfort and dining. Condo Buena Vida is safe and secure on the second floor of Las Olas with a full time security guard and a property manager to look after all your needs.

Playa Del Carmen is a vibrant growing community. This is your chance to stay in a fully equipped condo close to the beach and all the amenities. Blessed with perennially sunny skies and a mild climate, Playa prides itself on a relaxing open-air, pedestrian lifestyle. It’s a place to recharge your batteries, find your adventurous side or spend an afternoon happily exploring the finer points of doing absolutely nothing at all. Playa provides a vibrant variety of natural and multicultural experiences any time of year. When the sun rises over the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean it all comes to life. First-rate golf, esteemed spas, fine outdoors dining and an internationally acclaimed nightlife – the options of experiencing Playa Del Carmen are truly limitless.

More Details

Owner
Ross Goodwin
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Ross Goodwin

My wife Lori and I have searched for the perfect place to own in the sun and near the water. We have traveled to Panama, Belize and Ecuador and finally chose this spot on the Mayan Riviera. What attracted us is the very friendly people, inexpensive living, amazing weather and safe neighborhood. The perfect place to escape the Canadian winter.

Ross Goodwin purchased this condo in 2013

Why Ross Goodwin chose Gonzalo Guerrero

Las Olas means 'The Waves' in Spanish and we named our Condo #207 "Buena Vida" meaning 'The Good Life'! This condominium building is appropriately named, since it is literally steps from the turquoise Caribbean Sea and glorious white sand beaches for which Playa del Carmen is justly famous. Solidly built and with charming exterior design features like the winding tree pillars, these condos combine the best of Mexican design, like colorful tile, with clean, contemporary furnishings to create a harmonious, upscale experience.

What makes this condo unique

Location, Location, Location!!

Not only is our condo at Las Olas conveniently located close to the beach, it is also only a few steps from the famous Fifth Avenue. Known by locals as La Quinta Avenida, it's where you can enjoy strolling along the cobblestone pedestrian walkway and find great shopping and an array of fine restaurants and fun bars. It is also only a 10 minute walk to 2 huge Superstores (Mega and Wal-Mart) where you can purchase a huge variety of food and beverages. Just around the corner there is a quaint wine store and restaurant which offers live entertainment and happy hours most nights. For all the day to day and evening activities, a car is not necessary.

Many potential guests ask about a pool. Both Mamitas Beach Club and Kool's Beach Club just a short way down the road have very nice swimming pools that can be used by families and children for the inexpensive cost of a lounge chair and umbrella.

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Cozumel
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Cancun to Telum
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Mamitas Beach
Car: not necessary

Romantic dining, beach side cafes and exciting nightlife make Playa Del Carmen an ultimate vacation destination. Tours of Mayan ruins are easily arranged. SCUBA or snorkeling as well as fishing trips are also available. No transportation is necessary when renting at Las Olas as everything is at your doorstep.

Guests of Las Olas receive a 100 peso discount when renting a sun bed at Kools Beach Club and the money can go toward food and drink. It also includes use of their pool and showers.

Amenities

Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Shut off the a/c upon leaving a room. Do not run the A/C with the veranda sliding door open or when leaving condo
  • Please read the instructions in the Guest Book before using the gas oven.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , A generous amount of water issuing from the shower head.
  • Beautiful tiled bathrooms with stand up showers and lots of water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , New King size bed and a new very comfortable fold-out bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King size bed
  • Each Bedroom has it's own full bathroom with tiled walk-in shower, split air conditioning, wood blinds and ceiling fans. The master bedroom has a safe in the large double closets. There is also an iron and ironing board for your use as well as two hair dryers.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Condominium Complex Las Olas is located on the corner of Calle 28 and 1st Avenue, so exactly between the famous pedestrian promenade Fifth Avenue and the white sandy beaches of Playa Tukan and Mamita's. This unit is found in the fast developing 'Little Italy' area of Playa that features many of the new condo buildings, stylish boutiques and trendy bars and restaurants. This is the area where most locals of Playa del Carmen are drawn to because of its more cool and classy atmosphere. Our second floor location offers better security and views of people heading to the beach as well as a nice breeze from the ocean. The second level is also less dusty and and a bug free.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Christmas Special - Just steps from the Carribean and Fifth Avenue
average rating of 4.605263 based on 38 reviews
5

Wonderful Condo Fantastic Service and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our visit was better than expected. The Condo is safe and secure and in a great location near everything. Easy walking to Beach, Scuba shop and some of the best restaurants we have ever dined at. The Goodwin's have this well thought out and they have a great support team. We have stayed many many places in Playa over the past 20 years and this is by far the BEST.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We can't get better than the BEST! And coming from veteran Playa Del Carmen visitors like yourselves gives it credence. Thank you Norman for a great review. You are welcome back any time.
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4

Great location and has everything you need!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location of this condo; it's so close to the beach and right in the middle of everything we love to do! The property manager dropped by to make sure everything was going well and having a full kitchen allowed us to have breakfast on the balcony daily before heading out to the beach. You won't regret booking this condo!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property is very clean, safe and pretty close to 5th avenue.

  • 5 of 5

I loved this place so much, it is very clean, it is a few steps away from the beach, the owners of the place are very polite and they make sure to answers every question you may have right away. I would definitely want to stay here again next time I go to playa. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth! We try very hard to make everyone's stay at our condo enjoyable. We are also constantly upgrading our home (and your home-away-from -home) to make it a much better experience than the average condo rental. You are very welcome to stay again and as a return guest receive a special discount. Have a Great Day, Ross & Lori Goodwin
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4

Very nice place!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property for 4 nights and enjoyed it. The location is ideal, the condo is in great shape, and it was very spacious for our family of 4. There are a couple of reasons why we didn't give it 5 stars. The first reason is that the air conditioning was not working on our first night and we had trouble sleeping due to the heat. However, we called the owner and he sent out his maintenance crew the next morning and the problem was quickly solved! The other reason is that there is construction going on across the street and a night club next door that makes it loud in the living room. It was not a problem in the bedrooms so it did not disturb our sleep, and when the construction is finished, that will no longer be a problem. We did enjoy the close location to the beach and were able to walk wherever we needed to go to shop and enjoy the many restaurants in the area. Overall, a very nice experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Allen for your positive review. I sincerely apologize for some of the air conditioning not working when you arrived. I was informed by our property manager that everything was working on the day of your arrival but a faulty breaker on the roof of the condominium tripped. This was a first for us in 5 years of owning. I can guarantee that it won't happen again as we are replacing all the breakers. We also realize that there is construction across the street and that is the reason we are offering our condo at a significant discount. We inform potential guests of this on the VRBO website. At the beginning of next year the construction of the Boutique Hotel next door should be completed and the noise of construction significantly reduced. Additionally, there will be an upscale restaurant and roof-top spa across the street available to our guests. We hope you will come back in the future and enjoy a 10% discount from the posted rate. Ross & Lori Goodwin
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5

The condo was spacious and clean. Great value and location.

  • 5 of 5

Renting the condo was easy. The owners responded quickly and answered all our questions. The condo was very confortable and clean. The condo had everything we needed. Having access to netflix on the main TV was great for the kids at night. Overall we were a family of six and had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5 stars Ruben. Yes, the inclusion of a ROKU streaming media box and a Netflix account is a recent addition to the condo. We try and have all the amenities you would enjoy at home. You and your family are welcome back with a discounted rate any time in the future.
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Perfect location in Playa

  • 4 of 5

Well located for beach and great restaurants all over Playa. Unit was very clean with all necessities for eating, tv viewing and beach journeys (chairs, cooler, beach umbrella). Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shaune and Mary. We like to offer the beach equipment so that our guests have the option of finding their own spot on the sand and bring their own food and beverages or go to one of the beach clubs and use their facilities. Guests of our condo receive 100 pesos off the rental of a sun lounge and umbrella at Kool's Beach club and the cost goes toward food and drink. Kool's ceviche is very good! You are more than welcome to come back and as a return guest receive a 10% discount on the posted rate.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $235.94
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please note that the quoted rate for your desired dates are in Canadian funds. If you book with a US credit card or PayPal, the amount will be automatically converted. Most other rentals in Playa Del Carmen are quoted in USD.
Please email us for a special quote or if you have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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