About this listing
Right between the beach and la quinta, my place is located in a really cool and quiet part of town. The balcony overlooks a jungle canopy that borders the beach bringing in a nice ocean breeze and beautiful sunrises.
Welcome to my playa home located on the corner of 1st and 40th in the newer part of town. This open space is ideal for couples or a single person wanting a nice quiet space with an ocean view. Doors open on a nice deck overlooking a jungle canopy and the ocean about 25 meters away. At the front of the building there is a communal pool a gate and parking should anyone need it.
Should you want to cook, the place comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Should you not... The quinta avenida is a half block away with many of the nicer restaurants around the corner.
I also have satellite TV and WIFI. No AC, but you get a nice brise from the ocean through the patio doors.
Please dont hesitate to contact me for more info
Mi casa es tu casa!
Keep the place clean, quiet and enjoy yourself
The apartment was great! Literally a few steps to the beach and the famous 5th Avenue! The bed was really comfortable and was just what we needed! Ben even left us some beer and fruit. We would definitely return here in future visits.
Great experience. Loved the location. Very quite. Well maintained and comfortable. The addition of an AC unit was very welcomed. I would hands down go back again and would recommend this place to my friends. Thanks for everything Benoit
La maison de Benoit est parfaite, très bien située. A pied de la 5 the avenue, d'un petit marchand de légumes sympa et à deux pas de la plage! La piscine ombragée est super pour les journées trop chaudes pour la plage. Benoit est très sympathique et attentionné, il a même fait installer l'air climatisée durant notre séjour car on souffrait trop de la chaleur, vraiment apprécié! Un gros merci!
We had some technical difficulties, as it often goes when in Mexico. Andrea was the most gracious hostess you could ask for. Always available, always able to translate for me. The penthouse I stayed in was definitely super cute. Lacking a few spoilers as us amenity driven Americans are used to so its a bit rough but a fantastic stay, even tho it was cut short. I think the heat & construction effected the electricity. Will give a 3.5 but for the location and hospitality, 4.5
Benoit and Andrea were great. We didn't actually meet Benoit, but he was really friendly and has excellent informative messages explaining everything you need to know about the apartment and the area. Andrea was really helpful too, and was there waiting for us when we arrived. They arranged a crib/cot for our boy too, so the apartment is very family friendly. They also messaged us during the week to make sure everything was ok, which was nice.
The apartment is as tremendous as the photos. Bed excellent, shower tremendous especially on a hot afternoon, little kitchen great for knocking up a nice meal, the balcony is lovely for breakfast or an evening drink and cards game. The pool is cleaned everyday and is really good for kids as it's two levels, so small kids can run around at one end.
The beach is two stone throws away, you could be out of bed and there in 1 minute. It's a the quieter end of Playa Del Carmen to so you get plenty of space to yourself and the water is warm.
Quinta Avenida is 2 minutes in the opposite direction to the beach. It's at the quieter end, which was perfect for us. There hundreds of restaurants and nice little shops, and no real hassle. People do beckon you in but in a good natured and often humourous way, they don't give it the hard sell (it's not like getting followed down the street like in some countries, yes Turkey, I mean you).
In summary, Benoit, Andrea, the apartment, Playa Del Carmen = .
We had a nice stay. The place looks pretty much like in the pictures, although the apartment is slightly more dated. The terrace is nice but there are lots of mosquitos. The terrace is missing a proper table and chairs. The place got quite hot and the breeze from the sea didn't cool the place down but the fans helped a little. Because of the high humidity we didn't sleep that well. The pressure in the shower is great. Benoit's very friendly and a good host even though we never met him in person. The beach next block is probably among the best parts in Playa. The location of the place is also great. Right next to 5th ave.
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About the Host, Benoit
I'm from montreal but work in the arctic and live in playa :) I`ve set myself up for escaping most of the canadian winter and gladly share my place with the air bnb community while away at work. I`ve first arrived in playa almost 20 years ago and returned ever since. I know playa quite well and have lots to recommend :)