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Your rental home away from home on the Mayan Riviera!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Our tastefully decorated ground floor condominium in Aqua Terra has all the comforts of home. With two full bedrooms, two beautifully renovated full bathrooms, modern kitchen with granite countertops, living room/dining room and too many features to list, you will have everything you need for a relaxed and enjoyable stay in Playa del Carmen.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the entire unit, and use of all facilities in the condo. There is a small pool just outside our door with terrific morning sun that our guests have access to.

The Neighbourhood

Our condo is located in a safe and interesting area of Playa del Carmen, on Calle 34 at Avenida 20. While 2 blocks from world famous 5th Avenue and 4 blocks from some of the best beaches in the area, we are also close to numerous restaurants of all cuisines which are slightly off the beaten path, affordable and usually excellent.

Getting around

For getting around the Playa del Carmen area, we mostly walk or occassionally use taxis, which are easy to find and inexpensive. If you prefer your own transportation, we have onsite parking for one vehicle which is included in the rate.

Other Things to Note

Our favourite activities in Playa del Carmen:

- finding and trying amazing new restaurants

- renting a lounge chair at one of the local Beach Clubs (or just lounging beside our pool)

- drinking coffee on our patio in the morning

- exploring the beautiful and interesting Yucatan Peninsula.

More Details

Property Manager
Gary Laspa
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Spanish or French (email only)
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Your rental home away from home on the Mayan Riviera!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Lovely condo in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

As two couples we have traveled together to many places around the world and when possible love to stay in VRBO properties. Our stay in Gary and Joan's condo in Playa del Carmen lived up to our expectations. It provided exactly what we enjoy, a beautifully decorated, well appointed home for our 10 day visit with 2 king size bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The patio gave us a quiet, private outdoor space to enjoy our morning coffee and the pool was a nice place to relax when we came home from our day of sightseeing.

The location 4 blocks from the 5th Avenue's restaurants, bars and shopping was just right for us. And thanks to Gary and Joan's recommendations, we found some real treasures near the house, including Papa Charly's only a block away and El Fogon just down the street. One of our favorites turned out to be the Chiltepin Marisquillos just across the street from our building that had a friendly wait staff, lively environment and great food. (My favorite was the Shrimp Turbante, shrimp wrapped in bacon and drizzled with a delicious sauce; but my husband proclaimed his Garlic Shrimp the best ever.) But then, I have to admit that everywhere we ate in Playa del Carmen the food was great. Getting off 5th Avenue the prices dropped by 10-20% and those restaurants usually felt more 'authentically Mexican'.

Our only disappointment was that we were there during the very busy BPM Festival, so the city and the beaches in town were packed. Preferring quieter beaches meant we had to go further out of town. Our two favorites were Xpu-ha, a 20 minute collectivo ride down the highway and an unnamed beach north of town where the locals go. That beach was well worth the 40 minute walk. It's accessed by walking north on 5th Avenue along the new section; just past the Paradisus Hotel is a beach access road that ends in a beautiful little beach on a protected cove where a cenote forms a shallow wading pool for the kids and palm trees cluster in a picturesque oasis. It's one of those perfect gems you hope to share, but really don't want everyone to know about so it doesn't get overrun.

We loved our stay at this condo and highly recommend it. The listing describes it well and it is even lovelier than in the photos. It was perfectly clean and well maintained with a friendly staff available when we needed information. Thanks, Gary and Joan, for sharing your place with us for a great break from our cold, Canadian winter.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the condo. It was like a home away from our home. The condo concierges welcomed us, described the condo amenities and gave us local tips. A local cell phone was left with us, to use if we needed anything from the concierge. We also received great condo and area information before arriving. The condo is very comfortable, nicely decorated and had everything necessary, including beach items. Also, it's in a secure building in a safe neighborhood. We had everything we needed. It was close to restaurants, grocery stores and a short walk to the beach. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback - we're glad you enjoyed your stay in Playa del Carmen! Come back any time...
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Great property, nice location.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful 3-day stay in December 2016. Condo is clean and bright, and packed with all the amenities of home. Fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, 2 comfortable king beds ... perfect for 2 couples or a small family. Very close to excellent local restaurants, 5-10 minute walk to beach, the 5th Ave. tourist destination, grocery shopping, and many great eateries. Perfect if you are seeking a "local" experience and want to avoid the resort crowds. Not so perfect if you expect to get waited on hand and foot and want to pay high resort prices for everything. This is a great place to relax. One caution, not a place for the mobility impaired as stairs and uneven surfaces abound. Thanks for a wonderful getaway experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Playa del Carmen!
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This well appointed condo had everything we needed and more. Provided Coffee, cookies, and a prepaid cell phone. In addition we had a boogie board, beach bag, chairs and an umbrella. The beds were heaven! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Playa del Carmen.
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Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this condo for a little over a week and just loved our time there. It was so nice and quiet, but such a short walk to 5th Avenue and the beach. The beach chairs and towels were great, and the condo had anything you could need.

The pool was nice and quiet, a great spot to sit and read in the mornings. Hot morning sun just outside your patio, and move to the other side of the pool for the afternoon sun.

Café Orange, PapaCharly, and El Fogon are all restaurants within a block or so and delicious!! We ate at each spot a few times, and they were so affordable compared to the restaurants on 5th.

This was my first beach vacation not staying at an all-inclusive resort, and I don't think i'll ever go back to that. Can't wait for my next vacation at Aqua Terra 105!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review! We look forward to your next visit to Playa.
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Aqua Terra

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed departemento. Found beach chairs, towels and even a parasol. Cookware and flat ware were more than adequate. As this being our sisth time in PDC we find this location perfect with everything within walking distance. Appreciated nearvpby restaurants: Orange, Papa Charlie's, Mucho Gusto, Pollo Pirata and many more.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Guy, and especially for the restaurant tips! Glad you had a great stay in Playa del Carmen.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Our condominium is in the area of Playa del Carmen called "Centro", meaning Central. It is within walking distance of all attractions in the central part of Playa del Carmen. Other attractions are a short taxi or bus ride away.


Rates & Availability

Zazil-ha Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rate - 2017
Jan 15 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Period - 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter Rate - 2018
Jan 15 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rentals of one month or longer require payment of any electricity charges over $150 USD per month (this would be normal for a month). This amount will be calculated at the end of your stay.

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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Zazil-ha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms have been recently retiled in marble - gorgeous!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Each bedrooms is connected directly to a separate bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are very close to numerous restaurants of all types of cuisines. Ask if you are interested in more details. Our Property Managers in Playa del Carmen are well established locally, and provide services in both English and Spanish. They can provide recommendations and arrange transportation or grocery delivery if required .

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