About the property
- Villa2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 bedroom 3 ensuites, Completely Renovated 2012
Located in the gated community of Playacar Phase 2
A stunning vacation property in an unbeatable location, Casa de Aves is situated less than a 5 minute walk to the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea and charming shops, superb restaurants and quaint cafes which line Mexico’s most famous cobblestone street, 5th Avenue.
Within the secure, gated community of Playacar, this elegant 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features a custom-designed kitchen replete with sleek granite counters, dark modern cabinetry and all the cookware, utensils and appliances needed to prepare succulent feasts for your family and friends. A tremendous semi-circular living area with its dramatic, domed ceiling and elongated windows is an architectural marvel, allowing the cheerful sun to flood the interior with natural light, accentuating the polished marble floors. In addition, there is a laundry room with washer/dryer, beach chairs and umbrella, as well as two bikes. A bedroom with 2 twins and an en-suite are off the TV room which provides a flat screen, satellite television and DVD player. A wide terrace which spans the width of the house and extends the living space to the outdoors, invites guests to take advantage of Playa’s enviable climate. Enjoy a flavorful meal prepared on the propane grill or lounge with a glass of wine in the sublime seating area which backs onto a verdant garden.
A winding stairwell ascends to an open loft space with a futon, which can accommodate 2 guests, as well as a work station with a desk and printer. Both bedrooms on this upper level are furnished with plush king beds and each has an en-suite displaying gorgeous tile work with intricate stone inset. From the vantage point of the expansive terrace off the master, guests can delight in watching their colorful neighbors soar by. Bordered by the Xaman-ha bird sanctuary, the green space surrounding Casa de Aves frequently experiences visits from a variety of winged creatures such as toucans, yellow-backed orioles and parrots!!
A private tennis court and communal area boasting a substantial pool, plenty of reclining lounge chairs and a palapa with seating and wifi are only a few steps from your door. On 5th Avenue is a limitless array of enticing restaurants serving traditional Mexican and international fare, fresh juice bars, boutique and brand name stores, artisan shops, a play park, nightly Mayan performances, galleries and pubs showcasing riveting musicians from around the world.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 3, 2018
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The house is beautiful.
The house is in a great location right at the entrance to 10th Avenue which leads you right into 5th Avenue. The owner has everything you could possibly need and more inside the house. Tara was great with everything we asked of her, she went above and beyond to make sure our stay was the best. Our driver Alberto that Tara set us up with for a day of excursions was awesome. My friends and I would like to thank everyone that made our vacation awesome.
Back again for a great stay
We have rented this house once or twice a year for the past several years and have never been disappointed...and this was the case again for our trip there in March/April.
The house is very well maintained (e.g. the patio had recently been re-tiled and improved) and is always well appointed with kitchen wares, linens, towels, beach chairs, etc.
This is our favourite place to vacation because of the location - an easy walk to the beach as well as shops, restaurants, bars and the rest of what Playa del Carmen has to offer while still very quiet and safe in the gated Playacar Ph 2 community.
An excellent Villa in an excellent location
We can’t say enough about our vacation. From stem to stern it was seamless. Between Jeff and Tara our every need was looked after and questions answered. The Villa was not oversold. Everything was as promised. The restaurant book in the Villa was bang on in terms of where to eat and what to eat (we added Mr Dog to the list). We highly recommend spending a week as we will be again! Thanks Jeff and Tara.
Thanks Kirk. We look forward to your next visit. Take care.
So much better than expected!
If you are planning a trip to Playa Del Carmen this Villa is the place for you and your family. It is completely stocked with everything you will need for a great vacation. Don't worry about bringing beach towels, chairs, coolers, beach bags or toys for the kids because Jeff has all of that there for you. If you decide to cook at home you will find a kitchen with everything you need there too. We loved using the outside grill and sitting on the patio. The bedrooms and bathrooms are very spacious. The beds are super comfortable. There is plenty of closet space if you want to completely unpack and not live out of your suitcase. The Villa is just steps away for the pool as well. Spend some time there and you will see the Iguana's the stay close by. Its a nice area with plenty of space.
The location is perfect for the beach, walking to shopping and restaurants on 5th St. We walked to 5th St every evening for dinner. There are so many places to eat. The coolest part about walking to the beach is going through the ruins and seeing animals that live there. We actually saw a monkey which is a rare occurrence! The beach is beautiful! You really don't need to rent a car because everything is so close but if you want to go to Tulum or Akumel I would recommend using Collectivo.
Tara, the property manager is awesome. She arranged roundtrip airport transportation for our group She met us when we arrived at the Villa and dropped by several times during the week to check on us and make sure we had everything we needed. She is there to make sure your vacation is stress free and as relaxing as possible. She and Luis will also stock groceries before your arrival which is pretty cool!
Thank you Jeff and Tara for making our trip to Mexico a trip of a lifetime. We will be coming back!
Hi Shonda - thanks so much for the very positive review. We look forward to you coming back to Playa del Carmen in the future. Take good care. Jeff
Beautiful home; great location
The Villa is wonderful - fully stocked with all home, beach and pool needs. Close to all amenities - 10 minute walk to downtown; 10 minute walk to the beach. Backs on to bird aviary (we saw Tucans flying overhead). Property managers (Tara and Luis) are great and can provide whatever supports are needed.
Relaxing Week in Playacar
Just returned from a wonderful week at this fabulous Villa, my third time there. What a wonderful location! A beautiful, quiet haven just a minute outside the gate into Playa Del Carmen, a five minute walk to the beach, and minutes to many wonderful restaurants. We had arranged to have Tara stock some groceries and liquor for us so we didn't have to worry about that upon our arrival and that was so convenient. Tara is always reachable if we needed anything and checked in several times throughout the week. The accommodations are wonderful and everyone had their own space. Really enjoyed hanging out at the pool. It was always quiet and relaxing and we enjoyed visiting with some of the other vacationers. Fun to see the iguanas and agoutis on the property. Looking forward to our return to this same Villa in 2018.
Glad you had a great vacation and that Tara was able to make your stay that much better.