Totally equipped kitchen and dining areaPrivate bedroom
Just 3 Blocks to the Caribbean
Hosted by Paco
Paco is the host.
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
2 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
2 baths
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My place is good for couples or solo adventurers. Enjoy total comfort and security in our beautiful 1 bedroom, 2 Bathroom apartment centrally located in Playa del Carmen, just steps away from famous 5th Avenue and the beaches just beyond. Every service desirable; bank, laundry, supermarket, yoga classes, restaurants, night spots, shopping, water sport specialists, tour providers and hair and nail salons are within 2 blocks. Chef quality utensils and full kitchen for the most discerning guest.

The space

Our guests love the closeness to everything they want to do in Playa del Carmen. While we do not offer luxury, we offer comfort and convenience; a quiet location with good security. A car is not necessary as any local service or activity is within walking distance from our central area of town, and excellent and inexpensive public transportation offers guests easy access to adjacent beaches, ruins, nature parks and other points of interest.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire apartment featuring a fully equipped kitchen including coffee maker, microwave and large electric oven plus 4 burner counter top stove and chef-quality pots and pans. Two full bathrooms make sharing the space comfortable with traveling companions.

Interaction with guests

We have a personable co-host who will be available at all times once our guests arrive to handle check in, check out and any other details to make the stay comfortable. Once the reservation is set up, we are personally in touch with a Guest Letter and can be readily contacted at any time.

Air conditioning

Extra people $7 NZD / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 6PM
Check out by 11AM

Electric surcharge: Summer rentals (May 1 to October 31) incur a $5USD/night surcharge due to the high cost of air conditioner usage. This amount is payable upon arrival in cash. Any reservation over 14 nights will pay metered electric costs calculated at the Kwh rate, in cash upon departure.


3 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Susan Deixler User Profile
July 2017
We had a great time and really enjoyed our stay in this cozy condo. It was comfy with all the things that you might want to have when you're staying someplace from out of town. The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable; the air conditioning was a blessing. I really appreciated being able to cook my own food and know that I was going to be feeling my best. We loved the close proximity to the beach, 5th Avenue, grocery shopping, the bank - just about everything you could want. We even found an excellent doctor 2 blocks away for a toe infection and a compassionate chiropractor within walking distance while we were there. Paco and Toody have a coordinator, Sarah, who graciously meets you at the condo and initiates you into the Playa del Carmen culture. You're in good hands! The one bedroom has a comfortable queen bed and we used a folding single bed in the living room for my son who found it comfortable. The kitchen is small and has just about everything you'd need - but there are so many good restaurants in the area that you probably won't eat there much. There are 2 showers and towels and other linens are supplied. Due to the water issues, they provide purified drinking water in a 5 gallon bottle. A maid is available if you want. There's a locking gate at the ground floor and the condo is on the second floor. We never saw any other tenants or heard any noise except for some parakeets from next door - a very cheerful sound. We were very comfortable and this was a great home base from which to explore the area.
Paco User Profile
Response from Paco:
We are so happy that your stay was fun for all of you. Playa del Carmen is a delightful small beach town for visitors, and as you mentioned, everything is walking distance away. Thanks also for kudos to Sarah, she is a gem!
July 2017

Perfect place. Close to everything. Spacious and bright place. The most comfortable bed ever. You feel at home aa soon as you enter the door.
Paco User Profile
Response from Paco:
Thank you Lisset and Lionel. Sarah was also very pleased to have met you! Please keep us in mind when you need another Caribbean visit. Regards, Toody & Paco
April 2017

Agustina User Profile
August 2017
Paco y Toody son muy amables, ellos no viven en México pero te recibe Sarah, una amiga de ellos que sí vive allá. Todos nos trataron muy bien y nos hicieron sentir como en casa. La casa es grande, está equipada con todo, es muy cómoda, tiene 2 baños, hay juegos de sábanas limpias, frazadas, toallas, y todo lo necesario. La ubicación es ideal: está a 2 cuadras de la quinta avenida que es la peatonal en donde está la mayoría de los restaurantes, bares, locales de Playa del Carmen(URL HIDDEN)cuadras de la entrada a Playa Mamitas, la playa pública de Playa del Carmen; a 7 cuadras de Walmart, aunque tenes supermercados más chicos más cerca aún. Lo único que tengo para comentar es que nos pidieron de pagar 5 dólares diarios (o su equivalente en pesos mexicanos) por el uso del aire acondicionado (que la verdad es bastante inevitable usarlo por las altas temperaturas que hay), y esto no nos lo avisaron con anticipación, sino que nos enteramos allá. No creo que sea un problema, pero creo que sería mejor saberlo de antemano. También te piden si podés reciclar mientras estés allá, cosa que me pareció muy bien, y luego la empleada de limpieza retira las bolsas al final de tu estadía. Recomiendo la casa por su comodidad, ubicación y atención de los dueños!
Paco User Profile
Response from Paco:
Gracias por sus comentarios. Me alegra que te gusto la estadia. En lo del cobro para el uso del a/c en meses de verano, esta bien notada en el listing pero para evitar duda, se lo vamos a mencionar tambien en el momento de las reservas futuras. Como explica, el costo de electricidad causado por uso excesivo del a/c es la razon por el pago adicional, durante los meses de junio hasta noviembre, y cabe mencionar que en los mismos meses, el costo diario para alquilar es reducida por temporada baja.
August 2017

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Playa del Carmen, MexicoJoined in August 2014
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I am from Quebec originally, and my wife is from the United States. We have both been residing in Mexico for over 20 years. I purchased a vineyard in Argentina in 2006, fulfilling a life-long dream to make my own wine. Over the next several years, my wife and I completely modernized the original 3 bedroom adobe farmhouse, added a thatched roof 1 bedroom addition and a swimming pool, to create perfect country getaway cabañas in the heart of Malbec country. We offer our property in Mendoza, Argentina for up to 9 adult guests during the months of September through May, managed by personal friends who are perfect contacts for any of the myriad outdoor activities of the region, from zip-lining in the mountains, horseback rides and hiking, to fishing or whitewater rafting on the rivers and lakes, not to mention wine-tasting at the dozens of wineries of the region. We have since added two tropical Mexican destinations to our list of properties for vacationers: a 2 bedroom condo in Puerto Vallarta with spectacular views of the Bay of Banderas and our personal 1 bedroom flat in Playa del Carmen, 3 blocks from the Caribbean. beaches. My wife, Toody, and I are happy to receive our guests from around the world.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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