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Christmas & New Years Availability in Playacar Phase 1, #1Gated Beach Community!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Extra spacious 2 bdrm. condo with marble floors, open floor plan ideal loca

Condo Caribe Tropical….The name of our condo reflects it's tranquility & earthiness. The breezes right off the Caribbean flow throughout the condo. No need for air conditioning most of the time! It is a comfy place to sit back and relax while planning your perfect vacation! Beautiful ocean views from the rooftop terrace!

We fell in love with the Caribbean Sea and the Tropical jungle that Playacar Phase One is carved from. Upon entering the condo, you will be impressed with the unique metal and glass artwork throughout. One look out the windows and you will feel like you are in an exquisite tree house! It's location can't be beat for the 3 minute walk to town or the beach. If you don't feel like cooking-in, just walk 3 minutes to a fabulous local pizza restaurant or a Starbucks! You can easily walk along the Famous 5th Avenue to choose from an incredible array of fine international restaurant or try the local flavor of the small family run restaurants!

Your stay in Condo Caribe Tropical will find you feeling spoiled by the natural beauty of the tropics whilst enjoying this spacious well planned condo.

We are located in Phase 1 of Playacar, the most sought after private gated beachfront community in all of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. You'll be surrounded by lush tropical flowers, birds, trees , The BEACH and an occasional Iguana! Discover Mayan ruins, a tropical bird aviary, cenotes, tennis courts, an 18 hole championship golf course and the charming town of Playa del Carmen all within walking distance from our condo.

From your condo you will enjoy the refreshing sea breezes, the close proximity to the beach and town, and you will absolutely feel very safe & tranquil!

Our condo is on the second level as we refer to it, although in Mexico it is considered the first level after the ground floor. In other words, there are not many steps to your entrance. There are only 8 condos in the building, so it is not a huge conglomerate of rooms and hallways! As a matter of fact, you will enjoy your privacy here!

From the moment you walk through the front door, you will feel right at home. It is very comfy and spacious, not like most condo designs this one is extra large. The living room is complete with a TV/DVD/STEREO and WIRELESS INTERNET. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is a always a selection of videos, CD's, DVD's, books, and games. You don't have to miss your favorite teams play while on vacation because we do have cable TV! Step outside onto the terrace to relax, have a cup of coffee, a cocktail or take an afternoon siesta in a hammock! It is your time to relax & enjoy everything Playa has to offer for an amazing vacation.

The Master Suite with a king bed & attached private bathroom is very comfortable and equipped with extra towels, beach towels, shampoo blow dryer and a private lock up safe. The Guest bedroom is very spacious and has a double bed with an option for a plug in bed that can fold out into another double bed on a frame. We provide beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels! & beach toys! We even have 3 beach bikes available for a fun way to get around the area! Purified water is provided for you.

Whether you are planning an active, adventurous vacation, or a tranquil and relaxing one, we know our condo will be the perfect compliment to your Playa del Carmen vacation!

Keywords: Beach House, Villa, Casa

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Christner
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Karen Christner

Doug and Karen welcome you to Condo Caribe Tropical.

The first time we visited Playacar Phase One, and set eyes on the beautiful Caribbean Sea…we found ourselves returning again and again. We simply could not get enough of this incredibly beautiful area where the sand never gets hot on your feet, the water is always an unbelievable clear blue- green color, and the warmth of the sea breezes were tranquil reminders of the sea calling us back.

We have rented many condos in the Yucatan during our many travels and knew right away that this condo was so much nicer and larger than any others! So, we bought it, and now enjoy sharing it with our beach loving guests!

We consider Playa our home away from home...offering us the best of both worlds... From the Majestic mountains of Colorado to tropical sea, we are so very fortunate and excited to share our "Our Little Piece Of Paradise" with you!

Karen Christner purchased this condo in 2004

Why Karen Christner chose Playa del Carmen

Where else in the world can you walk among beautiful homes built around Mayan ruins that border the Caribbean Sea? Playacar Phase One is the Premier Beach Community in Playa. It is a safe, gated subdivision that runs parallel to the beach with three intriguing Mayan Ruin Parks to explore. A walk or bike ride around Playacar Phase I, you will discover how special this area really is! This is a Tropical Paradise that is so tranquil yet minutes to everything! Have I mentioned that it "REALLY is the Perfect Location" for enjoying the best Playa has to offer?

What makes this condo unique

Our section of the beach is so wonderful and unique. It is far enough AWAY from town and Loud Beach Clubs, yet close enough to walk to beach restaurants & the Cozumel ferry. The sand never gets hot on your feet as you walk along the beach or take a dip in the crystal clear water of the Caribbean! There are hundreds of wonderful Restaurants and shops within walking distance. Snorkeling, swimming or siestas in the hammocks are the perfect way to relax, de-stress and unwind! The sunrises are nothing short of spectacular! ( I have taken hundreds of photos!) We love waking up to the sounds of the jungle birds and the ocean breezes or watching the sunrise from the rooftop!

Life here is Magical!

Guestbook comments from the manager


thank you thank you

we had a wonderful time at your home in playa.

all went very well.

the house was comfortable and worked great for us: my wife and i, my son and his wife (with baby in the belly) and my daughter and her boyfriend.

we felt very lucky to have connected with you and the white partridge to live our week in playa.

the care and attention we received fromm erin was great. carlos kept the pool nice and supervised the pump replacement (as best as i can tell) and elo kept the house sparkling and fresh.

we had a dinner and a breakfast prepared by blanca which was spectacular.

laura wanted to pack up blanca, carlos and elo and bring them back to maine with us.

the beach was lovely and private. the pool was comfortable to relax in and around. the grounds were beautiful and manicured. the neighborhood and neighbors were peaceful and friendly.

the sun was great. the heat was good and not too much of it. the people of playa del carmen friendly and very congenial. we ate and drank well all week.

the wedding was terrific. great to see lots of our family and many events through the week to keep us busy.

we snorkeled in akumal which was fantastic and spent a day in chichen (which has gone through some changes since we were there 30 years ago) and had an incredible guide for the day who was wonderful.

all in all a great vacation highlighted by our incredible accomodations in your home.

thanks again.

we are happy to be contacted for reccomendations. we could not have found a better place to stay.


michael r rifkin

greene, maine 04236
Jun 2007
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Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest bath is attached to guest bdrm for privacy.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , we have a high chair and a pak- n- play for your youngster
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 child bed , We have a Pak n Play
  • King size bed in Master Bedroom, Double bed in guest bedroom. Both have individual en-suite bathrooms. We are equipped with a pak- n- play plus a high chair for the little ones., Additional sleeping : 1 electric BLOW UP BED WITH FRAME- DOUBLE SIZE. Additional charge for more than 4 guests
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We are happy to provide our booked guests with a welcome letter full of information for reputable airport transportation companies, excursion tips, Playa information and everything you need to feel absolutely comfortable about staying with us for your Mexico Holiday!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
Johnson City, NY

Location, location, location! Great value!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 12 days and this condo had absolutely everything we could ask for. We love to cook and the kitchen had everything we needed, including a crockpot, programmable coffeemaker and plenty of pots and pans and utensils. The owners thought of just about everything. Comfy beds and warm showers too. Washer and dryer were very handy and efficient. The property managers were excellent hosts and we arrived to find a gift basket and cold drinks in the refrigerator. Very close to the beautiful beach of Playacar and 5th avenue restaurants, but on a quiet street away from the buzz. Just Perfect! Beautiful rooftop views for your morning coffee. Highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, We are so happy to know that your family enjoyed their time in Playa and found our condo to be a great fit for your family! We hope you return again soon! Thank you for sharing your comments for others to read! Have a wonderful year in 2017! Doug & Karen
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Perfect location and great value!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for one week while in the area for work and loved this cute condo! The beds were very comfortable, wifi was strong and the condo was outfitted with everything you could want. Location is perfect, literally at the start of 5th Ave and just a few minutes walk to the beach. Great value for money. Highly recommend this condo!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah for your review of our condo. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we so appreciate your positive comments and hope you return again soon! Our location just can't be beat for our proximity to town and the beach whilst having a tranquil place to come home to. Karen
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Wonderful Trip, Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and it was wonderful. The Location is fantastic, Literally 3 minutes to the Beach or the beginning of 5th ave. The beach access is in the exclusive area of Playacar Phase 1 so it is much more secluded that the anywhere in town. The walk to 5th is also very easy. You are also 5 mins to the Ferry to Cozumel.

The unit itself is very well appointed inside, meaning it has everything you need for the beach, Kitchen and everywhere else. We had a car and street parking was easy and available. WIFI and Cable also included and worked well. There is a screened in porch to sit outside if that is something you like without having to deal with mosquitos. There is a deck on the roof with excellent views of the Caribbean. All the A/C compressors are up there too so not the prettiest location but still phenomenal view. The onsite Property Managers checked up on us enough but not too much to be irritating and were very helpful with whatever we needed.

The only downside for some people (not us) is there is no pool. If you require a pool you will need to look elsewhere. If you are looking for a party location, this is not it either. Other than that you will not be disappointed staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, Thank you for your review of our condo. It is always good to have comments for benefit of our future guests! As most pools in Playa are not heated and on the cold side, we prefer the beautiful warm Caribbean to swim and to have our feet in the sand! Thank you for mentioning our close proximity to the beach, town & Cozumel ferry, as that too is very important for future guests to know. Our condo building has only 8 units, so it is a very calm and quiet area to stay and not the place for the party crowd as you mentioned. Your comments were very informative and we hope you return again soon!
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All we could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

We are a blended family in process - two adults and our 19, 20, and 21 year old children on our first blended vacation together and the villa was just perfect. The location is terrific - so easy to the beach, into town, and access to taxi to go a little farther afield to local attractions. Also easy to get to Cozumel for day trip. The condo has everything we needed, from a fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, utensils,etc. to an almost new washer and dryer, and great beach gear. The condo has a great little roof deck that is a magic place to watch the sunset. The property managers for the condo are a huge asset. For a small fee, they will stock the groceries and they are available to make recommendations and give tips for making logistics easy. Every piece of advice they gave was exactly right and saved us time, money and confusion over logistics. I highly recommend this spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Martha! It was a pleasure having your family stay in our condo. We hope you return again soon and always appreciate the comments from our guests. New potential guests also appreciate comments in order to help them decide where to stay when they are in Playa. Our condo is so close to everything and in such a safe part of Playa, so we feel it is a very important when guests are looking to book. We also appreciate you mentioning our Property Managers, as they really do get to know our guests and help in any way they can to ensure a wonderful stay! Thank You Again! Doug & Karen
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Casa morales / white partridge villa

  • 5 of 5

We travelled as a group of 7 extended family members ranging from 16 to mid fifties and found Casa morales To be an amazing jump off point for all kinds of activities. We all felt as though we had our own spaces as well as wonderful common areas within the house. The roof top is amazing!!! We mostly cooked meals but there are some great restaurants within a 15 min walk. The bicycles were worth the extra $10 .....everywhere is walkable or within easy cycling distance. The beach is a stones throw away and the house keeper is wonderful. We all had a fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are always so happy to hear from our guests & appreciate you taking the time to write this review for our White Partridge Villa (aka by some as Casa Morado) future guests who are looking at this site!
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  • 5 of 5

Dear Karen,

I must say we had the best vacation. Casa Morada was an exceptional house. Every level was an different experience. Breakfast on the first floor. Happy hour drinks on the roof. The second level was always an after dinner drink with enough room for dancing and listening to music. We all had a great time. The beds were comfortable and the pillows nice and firm. New beach towels and great beach chairs. A first class house with much more!! The beach was beautiful and just a few steps away. Thanks for providing a first rate rental in the heart of Playa Car. We loved it!

Sincerely, Elaine and Rob Z.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine & Rob, We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our casa in Playa! It sounds like you made the most of utilizing each terrace on each level for having fun and enjoying the experience of being in a private home in Mexico! We hope you return again soon! Cheers, Karen & Doug Christner
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
walking distance to Playacar Golf Course
Car: not necessary

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world is just steps from our wonderful condo! We are located in Playacar Phase One. It is a beautiful gated community that is safe, well lit and a 3 minute walk to 5th Avenue or a 3 minute walk to the most beautiful beach! Our condo is situated only 2 short blocks to the Caribbean Sea! You are centrally located for day trips to Mayan Ruin Parks, Swimming with dolphins, Xplor for zip lines, Xcaret, and diving or snorkeling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 16.0%

We welcome your phone calls & e-mails to chat about any questions you might have regarding our condo and enjoying Playa. We value our clients and want everyone to experience a safe, enjoyable vacation full of wonderful memories!

Manager'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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