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Walking distance to one of the best beaches on the Riviera

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

A great and affordable getaway to relax and recharge.

2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment in a gated community with a swimming pool and a beautiful neighborhood to walk that includes a gorgeous park. The apartment has all you need to relax and feel at home. Playa Del Carmen Centro and 5th Avenue are just a few miles away if you want the night life and tourist attractions. Since you are just north of the City, you can just enjoy relaxing away from it all. One of the best things about this location is that you can drive to the beach in less than a two minutes. The beaches in the area are beautiful with less people, excellent swimming and tanning, and excellent snorkeling right off the shore.

The Apartment has one king size bed in the master and two twins in the second bedroom making it perfect for two couples or one couple with children. One twin size bed has another trundle twin size attached making that room accommodate 3 people. There is also a futon available in the living-room to accommodate other occupants.

Since the apartment is on the top level, you have access to the terrace to enjoy the surrounding views of the jungle or just take in the beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

Access to jet ski rental, catamaran rental, snorkeling tours, massages, kayak rental, fishing tours are available at the nearby beach.

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Daniel Gaillour
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018

About Daniel Gaillour

Most of the year we live in the high desert city of Albuquerque New Mexico where I am a Realtor with Keller Williams. We loved traveling to the western coast of Mexico and decided that we would like to have our own place to get away to. While there we decided that it would be a great place to make available for others to experience which led us to turn our condo into a vacation rental.

While we are not there we have a property manage, Irma and her husband Omar, who not only ourselves but our guests have come to love. They are exceptionally hospitable and very capable of handling any needs you may have as they have functioned as managers for several homes in the subdivision for many years now.

Daniel Gaillour purchased this condo in 2014

Why Daniel Gaillour chose Playa del Carmen

This property is located on the north side of Playa Del Carmen and specifically on the north side of a golf course that separates it from City Centro which means there is less tourist traffic and the beaches are much less crowded. If you would like to experience the busy beach activity in City Centro all you need to do is drive around the golf course to be in the hustle and bustle of Playa Del Carmen. However, if you just want some leisurely down time, you are already in the right place. The gated community that the condo is in has a community park where you may walk or if you have children, they can play without any concern on you part about them.

Transportation for those who do not have a car is just outside the community gates as Taxi's will pick you up or drop you off at any time of the day or night.

Nearby conveniences include an Oxxo store for basic grocery needs as well as nearby laundry all within walking distance.

Now about the beach...

The beach is just .5 miles or 1km from the condo with parking right at the beach. By foot it is about 15 minutes. The beaches are beautiful and largely unpopulated. There are generally great areas to swim that have an abundance of fish right off the shore by two nearby docks. Bring swimming goggles!

What makes this condo unique

You are in a community and not a hotel. You will find yourself at home in another country, rather than someone who is just passing through. You can experience the local culture with complete security.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really loved our stay there. Granted it was a little far from the hustle and bustle of 5th Ave. but when we needed to be there it was just a short trip by taxi. We felt very safe and the amenities of the apartment met all our needs. The best thing was the access to the beach. The owners had two bikes available which made getting to the beach about a 4 minute ride and we just locked the bikes about 60 feet from the edge of the water. Soooo convenient! The beach was beautiful and hardly crowded. Some mornings we had the place to ourselves with the exception of a couple of joggers. We got around fine without the use of a car for the entire time we were there. Most of the basic things we needed were just around the corner at the local Oxxo store and when we needed anything major, all the stores had taxi's that got us back to the apartment cheap. We definitely plan on coming back.
Jan 2015
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Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , 3 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 bunk bed , Trundle bed under one of the twin beds
  • Each bedroom has its own air conditioning unit.
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Walking distance to one of the best beaches on the Riviera
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews

Quiet, clean, in a gated community

  • 5 of 5

Nicely furnished home in a quiet suburb of Playa Del Carmen near beautiful beaches and high end resorts. Convenience store just a couple blocks away, and just a 5 minute drive to the hot spots in Playa Del Carmen.

Air conditioning worked well and the unit was very clean. Linens, clean drinking water, full kitchen and a guard gated community made us feel comfortable and safe. There's even a pool, although we just cooled off at the beach.

A couple hints. We reserved a car via Southwest for $2.60 a day. We splurged and paid an extra $2 a day for roadside assistance. Total bill for 5 days was $26 US. You are a couple blocks from the main freeway, so we went to Chitzen Itza, Tulum, and parked in downtown Playa and took the ferry to Cozumel.

Great place, great quiet location, not too far from everything you would want. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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perfect for a small family

  • 4 of 5

It must first be said that Daniel, the property owner, I amazingly responsive and helpful. Throughout the booking process, my endless questions, & follow up after our stay, he was quick to respond to all inquiries, informative, and kind. The apartment itself is in a secure gated community, spacious, and well suited for my small family. Irma, the caretaker, was attentive, and thoughtful. The location is very central for all activities in the region. Many of the best eco parks are within a half hour drive. There is also a nice little neighborhood market for food supplies, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location near many attractions!!

  • 4 of 5

First of all, I would like to thank Daniel, the owner, who was quick to answer any call or text. Also Irma who managed the property, was very friendly & helpful. There was an instance when the power went out and she took care of that within minutes. The owner recommended Carlos, our taxi, who was also very nice and knowledgeable about the area and the attraction sites he took us to. The property is pretty spacious, clean & reasonably priced. It's close to many beaches, one within walking distance & nearby attractions. Our favorite beach was Akumal, snorkeling with turtles and the waterpark Xel-Ha!! But in our short stay, we also managed to see two Mayan ruins, cenotes & walk the 5th Ave (5ta Avenida) more than once. There was still so much we didn't get to see, so we definitely plan on coming back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice condo, very spacious, perfect for any vacation

  • 5 of 5

First, we want to mention how nice were the owner. Very kind and always easy to reach. He gave us plenty of good tips to succeed our vacation time.

The condo was just perfect. Very clean, spacious, plenty of room for 4 peoples and more if you keep in mind that there are 2 rooms only. The kitchen is well equiped and the dining room is huge, combined with a large living room. 2 full bathrooms were very useful also. Something very interesting: on top of the house you can dry your clothes and take sun as much as you want. The condo is on the 2e floor, so you are private and still.

Take note that the beach is at a 15 min. walk away. Nice sand all over and the sea was just "delicious". It would be a good idea though to bring your bathing shoes to protect yourself from the rocks in the water.

You are standing 7 kms away from Playa Del Carmen. So you need a car or use taxis. The city is realy interesting, very well equiped with all kind of stores and services. If you walk the city, you will enjoyed it plently. Even the "creasy" 5th ave is great if you "look" only....The 10th is better for restos.

And don't forget, you are close to majestic mayans ruins (Chichen Itza or Uxmal) and attractions like XCaret (to visit absolutely).

You can rely on the infos concerning the house. You will have also a nice contact with Irma, a neighbour and a manager who will take care of you like a mother. At the office you can meet a nice lady named Maria who will give you very good pieces of advices. You also have little services (grocery, laundry, resto) close to the house, but a ride to Playa will be usefull...........................N.Lavigne

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and people who helped us during the stay!

  • 5 of 5

Daniel was helped us a lot with maps and information around the condo before and during our stay, and he was very quick and sincere to respond to our email/text when we had a minor issue with the stove. Their property manager, Irma was very nice, sweet, sincere, and she was also quick to respond to our requests. Daniel provided us a contact number for our "personal driver" so that we were able to ask Carlos the driver to drive us around. Carlos was hilarious once we kinda get to know each other. The condo was very nice, clean, and comfortable. We got to know some local people at the grocery store near by and the little restaurant by Oxxo, and walking distance to much quieter ocean was nice, too. We really loved the place, and hope we can go back there again, soon! Thanks a lot for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very happy with the price point and what it offers

  • 4 of 5

The condo itself was excellent for the price. We have four children and we all slept comfortably. Offering the bicycles was also a bonus to get to the beach. We found a cute restaurant, Cocos Cabanas, which we probably wouldn't have discovered had we been walking. The walk to the beach is only 15 min. Daniel and Irma were always quick to respond and we felt well taken care of. It is a secure condo gated site. My advice is to rent a car or be prepared to pay taxi rates to get to town for groceries or sight seeing. We suggested a BBQ for cooking which Daniel thought was a great idea! My only concern was the pool wasn't in great condition and we did not let the kids swim in there. If you don't want a pool and the beach is enough for you then this is the perfect place for the price! There's a wonderful little economical kitchen down the road by the OXXO and a lady who will do your laundry for you for a good price!

Wifi is excellent! We will use this again!

Taxi rates to town are $200 Peso.... So cheap enough.

It is right near Azul Fives resort, and the Viceroy. Go see Cocos Cabanas!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Avenida Constituyentes
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Carreterra Federal
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

The property is on the north side of Playa Del Carmen within walking distance to the beach. If you have a car, you can park 50 meters from the water.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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