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Modern Luxury Condo, Tropical Setting, Private Cenote & Only 1 Block from Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 8 + Great Room, 2 Full Baths, Heated Pool & Cenote

Enjoy the best of both worlds! This beautiful 1800 sq. ft condo, nestled in a tropical setting, is just one block from a white, sandy beach and only 100 yards from 10th Avenue where Playa Del Carmen starts. Only 5 minutes from the World Famous Avenida Cinco (5th Avenue).

Walk into this light and spacious villa and instantly feel 'at home in mexico.' Sheer drapes crown the 15 ft. floor to ceiling balcony glass doors, luxurious furnishings offer the utmost comfort, and pillow top beds with high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets provide a dreamy rest. Each bathroom features above-counter onyx sinks and tumbled marble accents under the rain shower head.

Our villa includes three bedrooms (2 with large flat screen TV's and and satellite cable), bose docking station, stereo in main living room, dvd player on one TV with lots of recent movies for all ages, free wifi, board games, books, 5 beach loungers, 3 beach umbrellas, surf board, ball pit and some toys for kids. You are welcome to use everything!

The condo is equipped with 4 beds ( 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Singles and 1 Futon couch). Condo sleeps between 6-8 people comfortably.

The fully-equipped kitchen includes a Bosch stove, microwave, blender, coffee maker and concrete countertops. We do not charge extra for housekeeping before and after your stay. We include housekeeping the day before your stay and one time during your stay (with a 7 night minimum). Additional housekeeping services is available for only $25/day (US).

The living / dining area is bright and sunny, with modern lighting and artwork. Walk out onto the balcony and you can hear the on-property waterfall from the Cenote (only Centoe in Playacar with a natural well right on property). Very refreshing fresh water and extremely clean to swim in. Enjoy the call of exotic birds from the 35-acre aviary across the street. For breakfasts or evening solitude, relax on the spacious balcony, surrounded by palms overlooking the pool and Cenote. There is only 20 condos on the property so it is never busy. There are plenty of nice loungers, chairs, tables and a hammock. Great for having lunch while sitting around the pool and Cenote. The pool is two tiered and heated all year round. It is always warm. The shallow area is 1.5 ft deep so it is great for relaxing or little kids and the deeper area is 5 ft deep. Half the pool is in the sun and half in the shade so you get the best of both worlds.

Ready for the beach? Grab the beach chairs, fill the cooler and walk up some stairs past some ancient mayan ruins to the gorgeous white sand beach with beautiful turquoise water. It is simply amazing and voted by many as top three most beautiful beaches in the world! The beach is only one block away so it is only a few minutes from the condo.

For shopping, lunch, dinners, stroll four blocks to the beautiful pedestrian plaza, featuring water fountains and a variety of shops. Restaurants include an eclectic mix from fine international dining to casual authentic mexican. Spectacular attractions are minutes away, including xcaret eco-waterpark, xplor adventure park, tulum mayan ruins (on a seaside cliff), beautiful xel-ha park, golf courses and spas. World-class diving at Cozumel, Akumal and other locations can be arranged through reliable tour guides.

Condo MAR H20 is a peaceful retreat in gated Playacar community in Phase II. 20-condo units with 24-hour guard service complete with cameras surrounding the property. Our guests are cared for by an efficient and lovely bi-lingual property manager (Esperanza - Espe for short). This is a beautiful and unique place. You will really appreciate how special the location is when you see some of the noisy 'on 5th' condos, or others that are miles from 5th avenue.

Please read reviews for more detail on this condo. We really do strive to make everything perfect for your vacation. We assist our renters with transportation from the airport to the condo and can pre-stock the condo with groceries for a nominal fee. Out house manager and her family frequently cooks home cooked meals for our guests. The cost is nominal and they do everything. The food is spectacular. What can be better than having a home cooked meal for you and your family while you're on vacation.

We also have a high chair, stroller and a pack and play for those with little ones.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jordan

We are a family from Canada who has been visiting the white sand beaches of Playa Del Carmen for more than 18 years. We especially appreciate the idea of having peaceful solitude at Condo MAR, while being able to enjoy the local flavors, music and hospitality that Playa del Carmen offers just blocks from the condo. We loved the condo development and proximity to everything so much we bought one of the condo's we regularly rented!

Jordan purchased this condo in 2005

Why Jordan chose Playa del Carmen

Condo MAR H20 is easy to get to -- fly into Cancun Airport and drive south 35 miles (only 35-40 minutes). We always feel safe in Playa del Carmen. We find that PDC offers any kind of vacation you choose -- from active diving and sight-seeing, to long, lazy days at the beach. The people are friendly and helpful -- even if you don't speak Spanish, you won't have a problem with communication.

What makes this condo unique

Condo MAR was built in 2005, and is clean and modern. The 15 ft. balcony doors keep the condo light and sunny. Sun-blocker shades in both bedrooms compliment sleepy mornings and afternoon siestas. The central air is zoned for each bedroom, and the bedrooms are separated by the living room / dining room for privacy. The best feature is the Fresh Water Cenote that boasts a 2 story waterfall. The Cenote is exclusive to the 20 condos owners and it really is a once in a lifetime experience. We also have one of the best house managers in Esperanza (Espe). She and her family take great pride in ensuring our renters are happy. They live only 5 minutes from the condo so they are extremely accessible.

The condo is so close to town you can walk there several times a day. The location cannot be beat!


Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • two full piece modern bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attached is a full bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full bathroom attached
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bedroom has a large flat screen tv and DVD player.
  • 3 large bedrooms. Master bedroom - king bed with full bathroom attached. Guest Room - queen bed with full bathroom attached. 3rd Room - double bed (Futon). Master and Guest rooms both have Egyptian cotton linen.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Modern Luxury Condo, Tropical Setting, Private Cenote & Only 1 Block from Beach
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Nice but showing some wear and tear

  • 4 of 5

Owner is great, very responsive. The location is very good if you do not have to be right on the beach. Getting to the beach was about 5 minutes and getting to 5th ave about the same. Great for the best of both attractions. The condo complex is very cool, mainly because it has its very own cenote! The staff at the complex was very kind. The other guests from my experience were very nice as well. I was traveling with 2 toddlers. The condo itself is nice and comfy but it is showing signs of age. the sliding glass door handle was nearly broken off when we got there and despite being careful with it when opening and closing it did finally break off. Some other small things that aren't worth mentioning. I can't give it 5 stars because of these small things but I would come back again because overall it was a solid 4 stars and if we are to be honest - not many things on this planet are a real solid 4 stars.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our third floor view. Great service. Nice warm pool. The swimmers loved the cenote’. Support people were always helpful and took the uncertainty away so we could just enjoy! Would be nice to have writing supplies as I forgot my journal. I had my own pen and used some printer paper that was in drawer. All amenities we could possibly need were there - not ostentatious but rather just like home without the work. Would be helpful to have ID to show the surly gatekeeper. All in all a great experience and a great value.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from spending a week in Playa and our family loved it. Our dealings with the Owner Jordan was amazing to deal with from the first email to the time we checked out. He sent us a detailed document with house notes which included some amazing restaurant recommendations and tours. He responded to all of our requests and questions very quickly and he even arranged transportation for our family from the airport to the condo. It made planning for me very easy. When we got to the condo we couldn’t believe just how close it was to 5th avenue and the beach. We counted the steps and it was actually 102 yards😊?. The condo was bright and cheerful much larger than anticipated. The best part was that the beds were more comfortable than the beds we have in our own home. Our kids loved the pool and enjoyed swimming in the cenote everyday in the afternoons. We would often walk into town at least 2-3 times a day. There are so many restaurants near the condo so we ate out almost every day but we did cook dinner one night at the condo. We bought fresh fish nearby and ate on the patio and enjoyed the sunset. The place is stocked with everything you could possibly need. Having laundry inside the condo was extremely convenient as our kids seemed to wear 4-5 outfits a day. We loved it so much and we area already planning to come back to the condo. It was truly a majestic setting and we spent every evening after dinner on the balcony watching the kids swim. There is clear view of the pool from the balcony so we were comfortable letting our kids venture off a little on their own. There is a security guard at the gates 24 hours a day so nobody else could enter the area unless they lived or rented there. We loved the privacy.

We definitely recommend this condo to family's or adults looking for a nice quiet getaway. Thank you for letting us use your condo and making us feel at home. We will be back! The Fredericks Family.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable, close to everything -- in a gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in the condo twice and would stay again in a flash! The rooms are ample, the surroundings secure, it's fully equipped and everything in good condition, the staff friendly and more than helpful. A few steps through the trees, down a block and then two more on the left and you're at a beautiful white sand beach. Playa itself overflows with options for dining, shopping, entertainment and loafing. The condo owner is easy to reach, prompt at responding and helpful. We loved the sun, the greenery (we were in the middle of it right off our balcony), the casual pace, the smiling people. Be sure to book a supper at Ooh La La, and have breakfast at Chez Celine. Highly recommend you give it a try!

Cam & Judy from Western Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfectly situated 5 minutes from the beach and from 5th Avenue pedestrian shopping district. The condo was beautiful and equipped as needed for our stay for a month. The owner was quick to reply to emails and answered all of our questions. I would recommend this place for longer stays.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada

Perfect Condo in Playa Del Carmen

  • 5 of 5

We loved our holiday in Playa Del Carmen from the first minute of our arrival. The condo was in a perfect location, 5 minute walk to a white sand beach, and 5 minutes walk to town and all that Playa Del Carmen has to offer (which is a lot!). I always felt safe, and the people who work at the property are friendly and helpful. It's the closest condo building to the exit of the Playa Car neighbourhood, which leads directly to Playa Del Carmen.

The condo has everything a couple or a family needs for their holiday, from beach umbrellas, to mats, to beach chairs, plus a fully equipped kitchen, large and comfortable living room and patio. Great to have a washer and dryer too! There are books and magazines to read, CDs to play on the stereo, and DVD's to watch a good assortment of movies.

It was only my husband and myself, so I can't comment on all the beds, but the king-size was so comfortable! Since the property is surrounded by mature, tall trees, it created shade for the building and we rarely needed to use the air-conditioning. Just open the patio door, turn on the fans, and let the fresh tropical air circulate. Bliss...

The pool on the property is cool and clean, and the cenote is a perfect fresh-water dip at the end of a hot day on the beach.

It is a very quiet location, and you feel like you have the place to yourself, as the balconies are situated so that no one is looking onto each other's space. We walked everywhere, ate amazing Mexican food, relaxed, and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Perfect place for a couple, 2 couples, or a family with kids. Lots of room!! Don't hesitate to rent this space.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time and enjoyed the condo. Thank you for the kind words. You can come back any time. Jordan
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Cancun Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
HardRock Playacar GC, Mayakoba & Grand Coral
Nearest Beach
250 Metres

This condo has the best of both worlds. It is only a few minutes to the beach and a few minutes to downtown. You are only minutes from the world famous 5th Avenue that includes amazing restaurants, bars and shopping. You can lay low and relax by the pool and cenote or spend the day at the beach. If you are more adventurous there are many tours and activities that are no more than a 30 minute drive from the condo. Drive to Akumel and go snorkeling if you want to see stingrays and massive sea turtles, take the ferry to Cozumel and scuba/snorkel the 2nd largest reef in the world, rent a car or buggy and drive to Tulum, parasail or rent jetski's on the beach in Playacar, take the kids to wild water kingdom in Cancun or go shopping at their duty free mall, go deep sea fishing, swim with whale sharks in Puerto Morales (near Cancun), take a taxi or drive to Explore that has two zip line courses with some runs landing in the water (very cool), atv's that drive through the jungle and cenotes, swim through underwater cenotes (caves), or visit Xel-Cha and go snorkeling or swim with the Dolphins. For a complete list of activities or if you want some suggestions please feel free and call as we know the area extremely well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $31.22
Damage Deposit $351.23

We can assist you with your transportation from the Cancun Airport to the condo and our property manager offers several services from stocking the condo with groceries prior to your arrival to cooking an entire meal for your and your group. Rates range from $10 to $20 a person and the meals are delicious.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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