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Location,Location & Location Nr 1 in green area ,walking distance to everything

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Just In Front Of The Only Park In This Area, Walk to Everything you Need/Want.

Renovated 1 bedroom with all new furniture, fully equipped including A/C.

With a private patio.

In the center of everything yet very quiet !!

In front of the only park in the center of town.

Very comfortable for 1 or 2 quiet person(s) as all in the building are very peaceful.

2 min walk to 5th (little Italy area)

7 min walk to beach ( Mamitas beach,best beach in town).

5 min walk to major supermarket.

Lots of cupboard place.

Top of the line Queen size mattress with 100 % cotton linens

Internet, digital TV

Washer and dryer in the building include1X/week

Small private garden.

Local cell phone (Just pay what you use at local rates)

If you would like a larger place we have one in the same complex with a private entrance and garden. VRBO Listing #773637

Must see !!!Check out the pictures !!!

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Howard

We moved here from Belgium in 2010 to escape the stress and live a more simple life.

We purchased our share of paradise in 2012 and remodeled for 8 months in 2014.

After a successful 1st year we opened another Larger apartment in the same complex with a private entrance and garden. VRBO Listing #773637 .

We are here to make your stay an unforgettable one.

We are available within minutes should you have any questions.

Should you wish we also will give you advice on anything you want to do in this area.

Looking forward to hosting you soon,

Howard & Fanny

Howard purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Howard chose Playa del Carmen

Location , Quiet, in front of small park, Privacy

What makes this apartment unique

Being within 3 to 10 minutes walking distance to everything and yet having the only park in the area in front of our home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The pleasure of hosting you was all ours.

The apartment was left in a perfect condition.

We are really looking forward to you staying with us next time
Nov 2015
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Location,Location & Location Nr 1 in green area ,walking distance to everything
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Excellent Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this comfortable, well equipped one bedroom apartment for five weeks in November and December, 2016. Fanny and Howard, our hosts, made us feel at home and also offered valuable advice regarding the surrounding amenities and attractions. We loved the fabulous location in a quiet, clean residential neighbourhood surrounded by tropical trees and plants. It was only two blocks to Avenida Cinco, a 15 block long pedestrian mall with interesting shops and restaurants and great people watching. We were just 5 blocks away from Mamitas Beach, the best beach in Playa. Howard and Fanny provided a beach umbrella, chairs and beach towels and the water was clean and warm so we enjoyed this beach often. We were only 3 blocks away from an authentic Mexican grocery shopping experience at the DAC market. We loved the diversity of Playa Del Carmen. We could be in a touristy area if we liked or we could be immersed in Mexican culture with not a tourist in sight, all within a few blocks of the apartment. We particularly liked the number of vegetarian restaurants within easy walking distance. We ate at every one of them more than once and never had a case of Mexican tummy. Every walk that we took was an adventure and we walked a lot. There was no need for a car on most days but we did rent one for four days during our stay to visit the Mayan Ruins at Tulum and Coba and to visit Isla Mujeres and swim with the sea turtles in Akumal. The apartment was clean, well maintained, private, quiet, well equipped, spacious and nicely decorated. We felt very secure as the garden courtyard was private and gated. We appreciated the ready availability of purified drinking water and the clean sheets and towels once a week. The kitchen was well equipped and the T.Vs, ceiling fans, and air conditioning were all in good working order. During our stay the owners became aware of a review that stated the living room T.V was not working well and they replaced it immediately! The park across the street (the only greenspace in central Playa) was a real bonus and added delightful bird song to the quiet of the location. We loved it so much that we are definitely hoping for a return visit. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home, Howard and Fanny!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine & Ian for staying with us. It has been a pleasure to host the 2 of you and giving you advice when you needed. We enjoyed having you and are looking forward to seeing you back very soon. Sincerely, Howard & Fanny
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Quiet & clean with everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to start my holiday! Howard and Fanny were extremely friendly and welcoming, giving me advice on where to eat and which beaches to go to. The apartment is gorgeous and in a perfect location. The kitchen has everything you need (and more!) and there are even beach towels and deckchairs provided. I can highly recommend this lovely apartment!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it has been a pleasure hosting you and we are happy we had the opportunity to give you advice on what to do or where to go or eat as this was your first time here in Playa del Carmen. Looking forward to hosting next time as well, Sincerely, Howard & Fanny
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Lovely Apartment

  • 4 of 5

The property was just as described in the pictures. We stayed the week of June 18 to June 25, 16. The owners Howard and Fanny live in the upstairs apartment and were very friendly and attentive. Despite some construction noise during the day, the nights were very quiet and we had no problems at all. We were able to cook some meals, and everything work well. The bed was very comfortable.

The only thing missing for me was a coffee maker, since I like to make my own coffee in the mornings.

Overall, great experience, close to everything, walking distance to 5ta Avenida, Mamita's Beach.

I will definetely come back, it was a perfect couple's get away.

Thanks Fanny and Howard for sharing your condo with us,

Brenda and Luis

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most of our guests appreciate the instant coffee and tea we provide along with a kettle with all the condiments etc as well as purified water (very important here in Mexico) and very few places supply it to their guests. Finally we are getting into the final stretch of the construction( until middle of August) in the neighbourhood so that is why you had almost no noise. Looking forward to your next stay with us , Sincerely, Howard
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  • 5 of 5

Via email, my daughter asked owner Howard to take good care of me while I was in Playa. He promised he would...and he kept his promise! Never have I met owners/couple that was as gracious a host as Howard and Fanny. From the very first moment we met, the authentic hospitality was felt. My condo was spacious and decorated beautifully... Private patio with table and chairs; lounge and beach chairs and access to a washer and dryer. Friends that came over for a get-together were quite impressed and stated next time they visit Playa, they would consider staying there! It is within a five minute walk to 5th Avenue (the main shopping thoroughfare) and maybe another three to five minutes to the beach. Who could ask for anything more?! I had great expectations and was not disappointed in the least. Thank you Howard and Fanny for being the hostess with the most-ess! As Arnold Schwarzenegger would say "I'll be bach! "


  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had the honour and the pleasure of hosting Winona. She is charming,interesting,interested in local culture , educated,has a great sense of humour and left the apartment in a perfect condition. I can only hope that in the future I will receive guest(s) like her and even more we hope to see her back here with her family in the near future. Highly Recommended Sincerely, Howard & Fanny
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Location! Location!

  • 4 of 5

As advertised, Casa Esquina is close to La Quinta, beach, shops, grocery stores & transit. Very clean!

Excellent quality: mattress, linens, appliances. On site laundry was a bonus. We missed having a coffee maker.

Howard and Fanny are attentive & friendly.

Patricia & Rick

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: About Patricia & Rick, This is the perfect couple you would like to host. They are polite, interesting,and have a great sense of humour. It has been a pleasure hosting them and we hope to see them back here very soon. Sincerely. Howard & Fanny The apartment was left in a perfect condition
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful centrally located property. Close to everything yet quiet and always felt safe.

Thank you Howard and Fanny

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and really looking forward to hosting you again soon. Howard
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
5th Ave
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
To Cozumel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
To Cancun and Tulum
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
5th Ave
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Mamitas beach and Kool beach and Grand Hyatt beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Gonzalo Guerrero Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last minute
Jan 17 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Regular Season
Apr 23 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39
Refundable damage deposit $273

The main thing in this complex is that we ask for quiet and respectful people as all in the building are quiet.
As a guideline we like to have quiet from 11PM to 9AM on weekdays and 12.00AM till 10AM on weekends meaning no loud music and/or loud parties.
Please use the air-conditioning as needed as electricity is very expensive here.
Excessive unreasonable use will result in an extra fee of 3 to 5 USD/day
NO smoking inside ( smoking allowed in the garden )
Check in is between 3PM and 10 PM.
Check out at 11AM
Also no pets allowed.

Owner'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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Gonzalo Guerrero Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Fully Equipped
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Top of the line Queen mattress with A/C & 32 inch TV
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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