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Luna Encantada Penthouse C3 - True Beachfront - Best Location in Playa!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The greatest views in Playa from a fantastic true beachfront luxury penthouse

Our vacation home is one of the best at Luna Encantada! It is the only three bedroom true beachfront penthouse available to vacationers. It sits right on the incomparably blue Caribbean, with 180-degree views of paradise. Our ideal location is not only right on the ocean, but is also right in town & you can walk to everything! Enjoy American channels on a 42" flat screen HDTV in the living area.

Our 1600-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath condo includes a large private rooftop terrace furnished with hammocks, BBQ, dining tables & loungers. A full-length balcony is right off the living room and you have panoramic views from either area, with the white sand beaches & ocean water just steps away.

Prepare meals in the fully-equipped, gourmet chef's kitchen (owner is an award-winning cook) using quality utensils and cookware. Choose a recipe from the carefully-selected cookbooks and serve them at the gorgeous dining room table that seats eight, on the balcony or on the rooftop terrace. Walmart & Mega is within blocks away from Luna, where you can buy groceries, beer, liquor, and fresh local ingredients to stock your condo! Our kitchen features granite counter tops, travertine marble floors, stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker and water filter, stove and oven, coffee maker, blender, hard-anodized cookware, chef knives and more). Flatware, dishes and glassware are provided. Coordinated place mats and cloth napkins make for a beautiful and elegant table.

Our elegant and comfortable penthouse includes beautiful granite tiled bathrooms, and quality 100% cotton bath towels and beach towels. Two bedrooms are appointed with romantic king-sized canopy beds made with superior quality mattresses. Additionally, both king beds trundle two fully removeable twin mattresses(ideal for children). A queen bed in the third bedroom can be used for two extra guests allowing for a total of 10 people to share our little slice of paradise. We happily welcome families with children.

The charming boutique complex has just 24 units and features a beautiful heated infinity pool, jetted whirlpool, beautiful sculpture, artwork and stunning tropical landscaping. We provide free underground parking, 24 hour security and pool and beach lounge chairs for the comfort of our guests.

Bring your laptop; we offer free WiFi, along with free phone calls from our condo to the US & Canada. We also offer housekeeping, 24 hour security, free underground parking, individually controlled a/c, ceiling fans & purified drinking water.

Luna Encantada is exceptionally well-located and within walking distance of dive boats, shopping, spa treatments, and world-class dining. You are mere blocks to Walmart & Mega for groceries, beer & liquor. Take a two-minute walk to beach-side bistros for breakfast or lunch. Dinner choices range from regional Mexican fare to five-star dining. Play golf, snorkel, scuba, windsurf, parasail, deep-sea fish, enjoy catamaran boat tours, bike, boat, walk and explore the beauty and history of the Mayan Riviera from your home away from home. Visit Cozumel by ferry (just a few blocks away), Isla Mujeres, Xel-Ha, or the ancient ruins of Tulum, Coba or Chichen Itza.

Playa del Carmen is easy to get to; fly into Cancun (or into Cozumel and come by ferry) and either take a 30-minute cab ride to Calle Sixth and the beach or a luxury bus to the Playa terminal just two blocks from your vacation home.

We are happy to arrange your airport transportation via private van right to your condo door!

More Details

Owner
Tonya Sarina
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017

About Tonya Sarina

After falling in love with Playa del Carmen and buying condo properties there, Tonya Sarina founded Playa Beach Getaways / Your Best Getaway (PBG).

Playa Beach Getaways is an elite vacation rental specialist company offering an array of exclusive condos and luxurious villas. We now represent over 300 luxury properties where couples, families, wedding groups and loved ones can spend their dream vacation making memories together! We also offer a wonderful property in Cabo San Lucas as well.

PBG has built a solid reputation on integrity, a competitive edge and catering to the needs of our discerning clients. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with a quality product, excellent service, and great value all at the same time. We also manage properties for owners who appreciate the high standard of professional management we offer. If you are interested in having your property managed by Playa Beach Getaways, please contact Tonya for more information!

We hand-pick every condo and villa, we take the extra steps to ensure each of these properties are a “home away from home” that exceeds all your expectations. We will work closely with you to match you with your ideal accommodations (oceanfront, pool, budget, location, amenities etc.) and we do this with no extra charge to the traveler.

We work with a team of professionals who are committed to catering to all of your needs, while providing you with exceptional service and expertise during your stay. We are always a phone call or an email away.

Tonya and the staff of Playa Beach Getaways will plan your trip from beginning to end & you will receive a personal friendly touch that few in the industry offer. With them at the wheel NOTHING is left to chance! Whether you are traveling on a budget or wanting extravagance all the way, everyone is treated the same; like a VIP.

Map

Eco water parks Xcaret and Xel Ha, world class golf at Playacar and Mayakoba, Mayan Ruins - Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba are all day trips, visit the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres.

Amenities

Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Two custom canopy beds, Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 twins are trundled under each of the king beds., Baby Cribs (1) Available on first request basis
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Air Conditioning individually controlled, Stereo/ CD Player with jack for MP3, Free parking, 24 hour security

Reviews

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Luna Encantada Penthouse C3 - True Beachfront - Best Location in Playa!
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5

The best room in Playa del Carmen!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best place to stay in Playa del Carmen! We've stayed at a luxury resort in Playa and this condo has it beat hands down. It was exactly as described. The owners think of it as their second home and it feels like a home. We traveled with another couple and were thrilled to have places to hang out together. That's something that you don't get at a hotel. The balcony is amazing! You can see all the way up and down the main part of Playa del Carmen. We enjoyed eating breakfast while looking out over the ocean. Since Playa has such wonderful restaurants, we were not interested in an all-inclusive resort. We bought breakfast food, snacks, and drinks to have at the condo and then dined out for most lunches and dinners. The full kitchen makes it easy to cook if you want to. One fun thing about the condo is the guest book. People write in their favorite things to do and places to eat. We cannot wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Luna Encatada is one of the best condos in Playa

  • 5 of 5

This was a return trip, and Luna remains my favorite location on Playa. It was disappointing to see the Fusion Bar next door town down, but the condo itself remained totally worth it.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nashville tn
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Uninhabitable due to loud music from bar next door!!!!

  • 1 of 5

We specifically asked before reserving if the bar was still next door and was told it was now a yoga studio. Upon arrival, we found the bar was STILL open and the incredibly loud music was awful. Beginning every day in the early afternoon and continuing into the night made sitting on the beach, the balcony, and the pool unbearable. After the music stops at the next door bar after midnight, the driving relentless bass from the techno disco a block a way makes sleeping with the doors/windows open problematic. It continues all night. So if you are looking for peace and quiet, definitely do not stay here. Otherwise, yes, this is the best balcony in Playa del Carmen, the rooftop deck an amazing amenity, if it were not for the extremely loud music. The staff all helpful and friendly (and sympathetic).

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When the guest reserved this condo on the northernmost side of Luna Encantada, he mentioned he had previously stayed in the unit opposite on the southernmost side and that there was a loud nightclub. That nightclub is indeed gone and was replaced roughly 4 years ago by a yoga studio. The guest refuses to believe that despite repeated attempts to explain it. On the northern side of the complex and across 6th street is a small beach bar called Fusion - it has been at that location since before Luna was built. Over the last 10 years this beach bar has by and large been a great neighbor - feeling often times like a mere extension of the condo complex. However, Fusion, in a surprise move, erected a temporary tent for 2 weeks in January that played music that was a complete departure in style from it's day to day operations. When the guest contacted me, I immediately offered to relocate him. Instead of agreeing to that, he spent 3 days "screaming" at me over email and claiming I had lied to him. Finally, he consented to being moved for the last 3 days of his vacation. He thanked me repeatedly for moving him - especially since we paid for the rent at the new location. Upon departure he demanded a full refund and threatened to trash me on VRBO, TripAdvisor, etc. This is one case where the customer refuses to believe the truth - Fusion beach bar is not the nightclub Bang he was asking about, is not even in the same location and does not play techno disco as a matter of course. The guest is using an unfortunate situation to try and reduce his agreed upon rental rate. He claims that information related to refunds during high season is buried in my rental agreement which is really anything but boilerplate as I want guests to read it completely. This property is full an average of 36-40 months a year. I have no motivation at all to misrepresent the property and have 10 years worth of guests who will dispute the erroneous claims made by this guest.
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5

Absolute Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our stay at this amazing property. This was by far the most incredible property we have ever stayed at and cannot wait to go back and see it again. We were a family of 7 staying for a full week. We had 5 adults and one teenager and at no point did we feel cramped in the condo. The apartment actually feels much bigger than the pictures are able to show. The ocean views are unobstructed on the top terrace allowing you to fully take in the paradise. We did cook at the apartment and all the appliances worked great. The owner ensured that you have all the basics like oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and such so all you need from the store is your produce and proteins. Also, they provided other basics such as dish soap, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, filtered water - all the things you would normally have at home that you now do not have to buy in bulk for a short stay. Outside the gorgeous apartment, what really made our stay a 5-star experience was the staff. The concierge and the daily complex staff were extremely nice and helpful. They went above and beyond to ensure each guest was happy and had what they needed for their comfort. Our family walked up and down the beach and each time confirmed that there is no better property than this one while staying at Playa del Carmen. The condo is gated with a code to get in so only the guests staying there are able to access the property and pool area. The walk from your complex to the 5th avenue is maybe 30 seconds tops! I don't know of any other travels I have done where you have the downtown center that close to your apartment and the beach. We rented a car one day to visit Yucatan and Chichen Itza, however, if you are staying just in Playa, you will not need a car as everything is walking distance and feels very safe. If you are looking more to see other towns 45+ minutes away, I would recommend a car. All in all, our favorite vacation so far and the best stay we have ever had.

Thank you so much to the owner and property manager. We are so grateful to have stayed there and cannot wait to go back. Seriously, we already started planning our next family visit.

THANK YOU!!! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin
5

Beautiful...

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to spend our honeymoon. The most beautiful property we've ever stayed in and so close to everything. Absolutely gorgeous views from the condo and the beach is steps away. If you require more than this to be happy, you need a therapist, not a vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL, USA
5

Paradise Dream

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 days and absolutely did not want to leave!!! Having our condo on the beach & one block away from 5th avenue is truly the perfect location in Playa del Carmen.

The sound, smell, & panoramic view of the ocean was so great to fall asleep and wake up to every day. We tried to sleep on the rooftop deck & balcony, but it gets too windy at nite! The bars & clubs next door aren't obnoxiously loud so you can still get a good night's rest.

Hotel Fusion next door has the best ceviche, fish, & shrimp tacos.Don't miss it! On the other side of Luna, get an hour massage on the beach for $40.

The condo was very spacious w/ plenty of room for 5 girls. Very clean rooms & linen. We could've used more towels so good thing we were able to do some laundry (we were so busy out on excursions that we kept missing the management office hours.) The showers are slow to drain, but overall, the bathrooms are in great condition. The 3rd bedroom gets a little loud if it's windy outside. The sliding door 'whistles' like a scary ghost room. The girl in that room decided to sleep out in the living room area & loved it because of the ocean sounds & breeze.

On the rooftop deck, one hammock is torn, but everything else is in good condition. The pool is so clean, clear and perfect.

On 5th ave, there will be tour dealers. Stay away from a guy named Federico Jesus (goes by the name 'Kiko'). He sells the package for super cheap, but doesn't provide correct info. Our Mayan adventure went from being 8 hours long to 12 hours long because we shared the van with so many other people! We loved the fact that we saved money, but were just annoyed at being lied to about the 'private' tour.

Other things you can't miss is snorkeling at Cozumel. If you are looking to buy souvenirs & you go on the Chichen Itza tour, buy from the vendors that are in Chichen Itza and far away from the entrance. Eat at Hotel Basico restaurant, absolutely wonderful seafood. Eat pizza there too, it's surprisingly delicious. There is also this little taco stand on 12th avenue near Bali night club that looks like it's run from a van. So cheap & so good. Have breakfast at 100% Natural. Their food is amazingly light yet flavorful. Wear bug spray if you eat here..I got bit several times while eating breakfast!

I wish we could have stayed longer. Tonya, thank you very much for letting us stay at this wonderful condo. It truly was one of the best vacations I've ever had.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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