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Beachfront Penthouse with a stunning private roof deck

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom On The Beach With Amazing Roof Deck

Special Offer: 15% discount for booking six months in advance. Please inquire!

Beachfront penthouse boasting one of the very best locations in Playa del Carmen, you need look no further than our “Rooftop Retreat” at El Faro Residences. Elegant and spacious, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo has been tastefully and artfully decorated. “Rooftop Retreat” penthouse is comfortable and luxurious; high thread count linens, satellite TV including audio channels, in suite WIFI, an ocean view balcony overlooking the gorgeously designed and landscaped pool, and a fully appointed kitchen await you. The lower deck, outfitted with a Webber barbeque and shaded seating, is the perfect spot to watch the cruise ships early morning while sipping your coffee, or perhaps a late afternoon cocktail while enjoying the last rays of sunshine on the Caribbean. In addition to the lower deck, 800sq feet of roof deck with uncompromised views of the ocean, complete with a dining and spacious lounging area, shower and toilet, as well as a plunge pool and gorgeous potted plants, are yours to enjoy.

And while there may be other great condos in Playa del Carmen, you can’t beat this location. On a pristine stretch of beach, one block off the famous 5th Avenue walking street, El Faro Residences holds one of the most sought after addresses in Playa del Carmen. It is not possible to be more in the heart of things, AND in absolute comfort. Everything you could possibly need is within a three-block radius, but of course, there’s much more to see if you venture further.

Whether you’re here solo, with your partner, family or friends, seeking R and R, cultural enrichment, golf or adventure, “Rooftop Retreat” is a fabulous place to come home to. Thank you for taking the time to consider our property. Wishing you a great vacation!

*If you’re looking for additional rentals, we have other properties in the same complex. Please inquire!

Specific amenities include: Daily maid service, water cooler, local cell phone with pay as you go credit, 24 hour on site security and front desk staff, all linens and towels, access to gym facilities, pool loungers, on site beach club and restaurant, self serve laundry or send away laundry service (for a very small fee), on site concierge to help with arranging taxis, tours etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Stephane Blouin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Stephane Blouin

We divvy up our time between Canada, a little travel, and El Faro. Our good friend and excellent property manager Stephane takes care of our property for us when we are away.

Stephane Blouin purchased this condo in 2010

Why Stephane Blouin chose Gonzalo Guerrero

After visiting and enjoying the area for many years, the opportunity to purchase a condominium at my favorite location in Playa del Carmen came up. I was increasingly wishing to escape the Canadian winters so the decision was easy. And because I can't be here full time, I've decided to share my little piece of Caribbean paradise with others.


Gonzalo Guerrero Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower , Guest bedroom ensuite access
    Roofdeck - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Penthouse with a stunning private roof deck
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
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Fabulous location! Stunning views! Modern amenities!

  • 5 of 5

This condo in Playa is one of the best vacation rentals we've ever visited! I hated to leave! The location is superb. You couldn't get any closer to the beach, yet still have great views(the private roof top deck is to die for!!!) and be so close to 5th Ave and all of the super bars & restaurants! Condo is very clean & has all the modern conveniences one needs and them some...felt right at home the entire time! Highly recommend this condo and the El Faro in general!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo with the Best Location

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Playa del Carmen many times over the years and keep coming back to this condo - the location is unbeatable. The unit is lovely - 2 generous bedroom/baths with multiple outdoor spaces including a large rooftop patio with private soaker pool and fantastic loungers - not to mention the views! It was easy to book and we were well taken care of from start to finish. The entire building is well kept and the staff very nice. With a beach front location and mere seconds away from the strip and all the restaurants and amenities that come with's surprisingly quiet and low key. No complaints here!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still the best location

  • 5 of 5

Have been coming to Playa for years. We love to stay at El Faro. Nice sized apartment, well equipped and furnished. Roof Deck is great for morning coffee and evening sunset. Stephan was easy to deal with and staff on site are all polite and helpful. Def recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing but not relaxing

  • 1 of 5

We stayed at the unit over the New Years holiday. The unit was as advertised when we walked in, clean furniture in good condition then things started to fall apart. The refrigerator was not working and the AC in the main living area was not working. We reported these issues to the manager the repair person did show up quickly. The problem was that the repairs where not completed and no follow up from, the manager. We had to take time out of our vacation to follow up on everything. No fun trying to keep food and drinks cold, had to go to Wal Mart and buy ice repeatedly and a small cooler. We did not cook in the unit as we did not want to go to the store everyday to replace refrigerated items. We also had to keep the bedroom doors open to keep main area semi cool. A small replacement fridge was delivered on the 5th day of our 6 day stay, AC never fixed. The internet did not work for 3 days. This could be a very nice place to stay if everything is working and the management followed up on their own. I would suggest emailing the manager before booking and having in writing that everything is functional. The management offered no refund for all the issues so I had to ask for one, a small amount of the rent, less than 10%, was returned.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently and absolutely loved it! The location in Playa is convenient to everything - beach, great restaurants, bars, even Starbuck's. The complex is very clean and we felt very safe. The condo is beautifully decorated and outdoor space was ample with great views. We would absolutely stay here again. If there was any negative, it would be a lack of complimentary toiletries and a lean supply of towels.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at El Faro. I wanted to follow up with your concerns regarding towels and toiletries; we have purchased an abundance of all of the above and wish to reassure you that should you hopefully return, your supplies will not be lacking! All the best and happy travels!
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
El Faro
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Please inquire for seasonal rates. Subject to change until reservation confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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