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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


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.

Caren or Marie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

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 Playa del Carmen

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.


Playa del Carmen Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 bathrooms with modern amenities, just renovated.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • 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
Perfect for all ages and all needs


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Wow! Location! Across From Beach, Pool, Walk To Town, Gated Quiet, Tropical Feel
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Loved the location and condo

  • 4 of 5

Marie is very kind and helpful and answered all of our questions. The condo was in an amazing location close to the beach ( my girls counted 100 large steps😉?) and the little extras (pool toys and beach chairs) were a great treat. We walked everywhere and enjoyed our holiday. We will definitely recommend this condo to our friends. I gave it a 4 star rating as there, like all places, is always a few things that could be changed, such as the bed frame in the pool bedroom, it creaks every time you roll over and takes time to get use to it. But over all we enjoyed our 16 day stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Pool is fantastic. Beach was good. Lots of seaweed on this trip. But, we would end up at the pool everyday. Great trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five Star Rating!

  • 5 of 5

Queridas Marie Y Caren - Muchas Gracias! We had a wonderful time at your place. It was the perfect location to be, in Playacar. We loved being so close to everything. Your tasteful fixtures, finishes, spaces, and systems make it incredibly easy to enjoy the setting and surroundings. We could not find good food, but we prepared a fantastic meal for ourselves and some guests. We entertained close friends on several occasions and quickly met others for an excursion to Cozumel. Perfecto! I'm sorry I broke one of the fine shot glasses. Thank you for the onsite discussion regarding the kitchen electricity. It is confusing. Clarity in the welcome packet about how to make it easier to have a hot shower would be great! Best VRBO ever! We are looking forward to returning! Until next time, Take Care! Pete and Gloria

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Exit cleaning fee $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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