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Wow! Location! Across From Beach, Pool, Walk To Town, Gated Quiet, Tropical Feel

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Beds/2bath, Completely Remodeled, Right Across From Beach, Complex Quiet Pool

Right across the beach in a quiet low density complex in the gated subdivision of Playacar I not to be confused with Playacar II which is located further away from the beach. We are 5 minutes away from shops and restaurants. This unit has been completely remodeled and retaining the character of the Region, the tropical location yet adding all the modern comforts and conveniences. Right across from the unit, the beach is just 50 steps away. Large terrace at the back overlooking the pool and BBQ area. Wrap around terrace on the Carribbean side and Mayan ruins park side. On the ground floor with no other unit overlooking your space, it offers total privacy, a perfect location and a luxurious space.


Owner
Caren or Marie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

About Caren or Marie

We live in Playa del Carmen, our family has moved to Playa, our relative purchased in Villas Archeologicas and we discovered the magic of it. We love it so much that we wanted to expand and offer this perfect location with others.

Caren or Marie purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Caren or Marie chose Quintana Roo

This is an amazing location. It has it all. See our other property # has received continual 5 stars. This low density complex with a beautiful large pool is located in the only gated residential area in Playa del Carmen, on the same beach as all the best hotels. Set in a quiet tropical setting where you may even see deer yet just 5 minutes walk to 5th avenida with its shops and restaurants, walking distance to the main Playa bus station and the Ferry to Cozumel. And even better cross the road and you are on the best beach on the Caribbean.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet complex, across the beach, walking distance to shops and restaurants, gated quiet subdivision, just renovated, lots of terrace space, all around at the front and large terrace at back. Best location in All Playa del Carmen.

Amenities

Playa del Carmen Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 bathrooms with modern amenities, just renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upon request 2 twins can be provided in one of the bedrooms
  • 2 Master suites. one Suite has French doors to a large private balcony with views over the park. Other master suite has French doors leading to a large terrace with view over the pool. The second bedroom can be fitted with two single beds instead of the King size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Perfect for all ages and all needs

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Wow! Location! Across From Beach, Pool, Walk To Town, Gated Quiet, Tropical Feel
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
5

Another great vacation at Casa Sonrisas!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here this year, we liked it so much the first time. This visit was with another couple and they were quite impressed with the accommodations as well. We find the location absolutely perfect for us. A few steps out and you are at the beach and not far from the shopping and people watching on 5th!

We found the showers quite slippery on our first visit, so I brought some shower mats with suction cups I picked up at the dollar store and left them behind. The shower in the ensuite to the "pool" side bedroom does not have a great shower head, the other shower is far better. The water heater is an "on demand" type, so it may take time for it to get to you. Once it does you may need to adjust the cold to get it right for you.

Waking early and having a coffee on the balcony overlooking the park with the ruins and all of the wildlife around is so amazing. There are a few cats around too. They sleep and sometimes hang out on the porch, they are friendly enough and don't bother you. The Siamese one did run into our condo a couple of times, all we did was say hello and he assumed that was his cue to go in!

I cannot wait to return and Caren's is first on my list of places to check availability!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Mexican getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at this property. Everything was exactly as stated. Here are some of our highlights.

- Rooms have good air-conditioning and comfortable beds.

- Very authentic traditional Mexican feel

- We never turned the tv on, so can't say

- Internet worked great

-Location, location, location. You are just a minute from the famous 5th avenue. The Avenue is packed with great restaurants, shops, performers, etc. The restaurants are absolutely great and not tourist traps. However, the minute you walk off the Avenue and into Playacar, you are transported to a quiet oasis of tranquility.

- the balconies and patio are great. My morning ritual was to sit on the balcony (ground level), read my paper, and watch the local cereques (cute rodent creatures) romp around.

- The other room looks out over the Mayan ruins... awesome!

- The beach can't be seen from the condo, but once you walk out the door, you can see it and walk there in 30 seconds. It is just 50 steps away.

- Great kitchen and laundry

-We rented a car and parking was very easy.

We had originally thought we would stay somewhere more remote, but with my 20 years old son, we were happy he had so much to do at night.

Favorite restaurants: Fisheria, Lima, Hija de la Tostada, and we did like Micaelas for Mexican. These are all on 5th avenue.

-Best tacos... El Fogon on 30th. Don't miss it.

Cozumel diving was amazing and the cenotes were great too.

Cenotes: We liked Eden and Dos Ojos

Only negative was the water pressure could be stronger in the shower.

We highly recommend this place for your vacation. You will feel like you live in Mexico.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful - quiet - homey - lovely!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Caren’s place. A beautiful charming condo, so comfortable, lots of room, we felt right at home as soon as we walked in!! We really appreciated all the porch space. Lovely. The condo was very clean and tidy, kitchen well equipped! The location is fantastic…minutes to the beach and minutes to 5th. The area is so quiet at night, you would never know you at so close to 5th Ave. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, Oregon
5

Better than we imagined

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful vacation. This place exceeded our expectations. The pictures don't do it justice. Excellent location, close to everything you need. Caren was most helpful and responsive to our questions and needs. If/when we return to Playa we will be checking availability here! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place and location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is exactly as represented and we loved it! We were there for 2 full weeks with another couple. One thing you will rarely find in Mexico is comfortable beds--the beds here are VERY comfy! Bedrooms have A/C and they stay wonderfully cool after you turn off the A/C in the morning, by keeping the doors closed. The living area does get very hot. There are ceiling fans, and a portable oscillating room fan, which does help. The two large French doors open to the veranda, and are screened, but if it's super hot out, which is was, that just lets in more hot air. We prepared breakfasts and lunches each day in the condo, and ate dinner out. It's a short 3-min. walk to the beach and chairs, umbrella and boogie-boards are provided, as well as very nice beach towels. I'm glad I brought my own pillow, because the pillows in the condo aren't very good.

One thing that is worth mentioning is that there is a condo owner (who doesn't live there but happened to be there when we were) who has a service dog (Lab) that is apparently allowed to go in the pool (and he lets it wander around off leash). When I first saw saw the dog go in the pool, I was shocked and argued with the man about it--how could this be allowed?? Apparently, it is. I brought it up with Caren, who brought it up with the president of the condo association, and they are looking into it. But in the meantime (or maybe forever?), know that the pool will be shared by a dog. It was quite upsetting to me.

We would definitely stay here again--even if the dog situation doesn't change. Caren was very attentive to our needs and requests and is a lovely lady.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay a Casa Sonrisa. Two weeks of sheer bliss. This is a very comfortable and well equipped condo. Bright airy and pretty much carefree. Across the street from the beach and a few minutes walk from town. The pool is great and was basically ours. This is a lovely place. This is not so much luxury but comfort, very spacious and very quiet. Perfect place to chill, both the front and rear outdoor spaces are very large and well equipped and did I mention quiet. If you like beach, pool, BBQ, books, wine, chilling and just vegging out this is the spot. Trust me on this one, been here done it.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Cozumel Ferry - 3 minute walk
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playacar 1 - 50 steps away- just cross the road
Car: not necessary

Playacar I (not to be confused with Playacar II) is the best location in all of Playa del Carmen. It is the only gated community right on the beach and within a short walk to town center and all amenities like shops, massage, hairdresser, supermarkets, etc. Our complex Villas Archeologicas is a very low density unit, very quiet, well insulated. It has a very large and beautiful pool with sun chairs and a BBQ area with tables. You will find the pool is mostly quiet and empty as all guest favor crossing the street to our stunning white sandy beach. We provide beach chairs, umbrella, cooler for your beach comfort. If need anything you will probably find that it is within reach or already provided however if this is not the case we are owners residing in the same subdivision so just let us know and will do all we can to accommodate your needs.

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Rates & Availability

Playa del Carmen Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Standard
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
standard
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $200

Deposit due at the time of reservation. Balance including exit cleaning fee and reimbursable deposit due 21 days prior to arrival.

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