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
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.
The apt was one block away from the beach and I loved that we could feel the ocean breeze come in the bedroom and that we could lay on the hammock in the balcony! Andrea and Ben were very accommodating and nice and we enjoyed our experience. The only drawbacks were no a/c and we seemed to have a problem getting in and out of the gate but I let them know and I'm sure they will be on it right away! I loved Playa and look forward to coming back soon! Thanks Ben & Andrea :)
This Air B&B experience was the best we have ever had. The pictures of Ben's place are exactly as it is in real life and yes, the bed is just as magical as it looks! We met Andrea on the street because we came at night and had a hard time finding the right building. She took us to the apartment and left us with a bottle of wine and Coronas because elections were happening while we were there and no alcohol was sold during this election time period. How thoughtful! I e-mailed Ben a couple of times during our stay regarding things to do and he responded right away and was very helpful. As I was laying in the hammock, reading my book and sipping some wine, I thought "I never want to leave!" This was the perfect place for my husband and I to celebrate our one year anniversary and we will definitely be back on a regular basis when the apartment is available. Thank you!
Very pleased with this rental. Exactly as advertized, the pictures are accurate-- the architecture is a little funky, but that's why I chose it-- it has way more character than the prefab, cookie-cutter "condo" that you see everywhere else. Benoit was very responsive, spoke English perfectly (in case you care about that) and we got the keys promptly. He even offered dining suggestions and tips for the neighborhood that turned out to be some of our favorite meals in Playa. It's extremely walkable to the breach and the "strip"-- both two blocks away. I don't think it's mentioned, but this is also the top floor "penthouse" with treetop views, which is also very nice. Thanks!
We had a great time at Benoits place. The moment we entered is was feeling like home. A welcome package containing beer, water and fruits was waiting for us. No really need to go shopping as very good restaurants are just around the corner. His appartment is very well located in relaxed neighbourhood. Only 2 minutes away from the Beach and one block away from the 5th Avenue. Hence very quiet.
The WiFi was the best we have experienced during our trip, but we did not use netflix or the other options like Apple TV as we spend most of the time outside and at night we enjoyed the view from his balcony. We will definately com back.
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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 :)