About This Listing
Sun filled open concept modern 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath villa in private gated community of Playa del Carmen; beautiful manicured gardens and shared pool & palapas; walk to beach and famous 5th avenue bars and restaurants; backs onto Playacar golf course; private off-street parking spot; family oriented.
Amenities of a hotel with the privacy of your own home. Walking distance to ferry to Cozumel, beaches and the famous 5th Avenue. Property backs onto the Playacar golf course. Quiet, safe and private.
Private villa; includes access to the Reef Playacar through use of our Residents Card (free use of Reef Playacar beach, pools, loungers, umbrellas, washrooms). Reef Playacar is a private resort and reserves the right to limit free daily access to 4 adults / day depending on capacity at the hotel (i.e. during high season). You may purchase an all-inclusive day pass (currently $50 USD / day) or bring your own food / drinks.
Interaction with Guests
Owner / Host is highly responsive; local bilingual Property manager in Playa del Carmen is easily available. We like to give our guests their privacy when renting our home, but we are just a phone call, email or text away!
Modern villa located in the upscale gated community of Playacar within Playa del Carmen, MX. Safe, quiet and family oriented.
Walking distance to everything; cabs easily accessible; public transportation available; airport transfer can be arranged for additional cost.
Other Things to Note
Security guard on the property; private secure parking spot; housekeeping service twice / week as well as a 'move out' clean on the day you leave. Just pack up and head to the airport - we will take care of the rest!
No smoking; no pets. No swimming after 10:00pm.
Security deposit of $500 USD is required.
Donna is a 5 star host. She was responsive from the moment I inquired about her house. Once booked and approved she sent thorough emails with all the information about the house, house rules, restaurant recommendations, points of interest, everything you could want to know about Playa de Carmen. My family stayed at a full service hotel across the street from the condo, but I believe I received better service from Donna. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Donna and this house to anyone. The house itself was super clean when we arrived and a maid came to clean up a few days into our stay. There is everything one could need in the house while on vacation, and Donna even provided some snacks and drinks for us. I cannot praise Donna enough.
Donna was great to work with from the initial reservation, answering questions before the trip, sending along restaurant suggestions, providing some snacks and beer for check in, and dealing with problems that occurred during the stay.
The condo itself is great and as advertised and pictures are accurate. It's in a great location - quiet Playacar with a 10 min walk to the beach and 20 mins to the start of 5th avenue. All basic furnishings are included, but bring your own shampoo/soap/etc.
We had a couple of maintenance issues - two minor (hot water pilot light blew out and gas smell), one major - the minor issues were addressed right away either by us fixing them or having Miguel, the property manager come. He responded right away. The major issue - a pipe burst in the cistern for the entire complex - which resulted in no water for more than 24 hours. Clearly, this was not Donna's fault and she worked with us to try to make arrangements for showers, adequate potable water, and hauling pool water to flush toilets. Nevertheless, it was extremely inconvenient and not the best thing to deal with while on vacation. Donna did refund a portion of the rental fee to compensate us.
FYI - we were there over the holidays and the Reef Club only allowed us in with the VIP card once. One day, they told us they were full, but we walked through the hotel to get to the beach and there was definitely room available (more free chairs than the day they had let us in). Nevertheless, Donna provides you with a "shortcut" to the beach and it's a great little beach and you can bring your own beer/food.
When we get to the Villa everything was clean and neat. We felt welcome. Like we were at home!
We loved our week long stay in the condo-- all 6 of use (2 adults, 4 kids) were comfortable in the space and we had plenty of room. We were able to find grocery stores, restaurants, and the shortcut to the beach from the documents that Donna sent prior to our arrival, and the snacks in the fridge were much appreciated.
We ended up cooking and eating most of our meals in-- the kitchen was well-equiped for what we were making.
The building manager and house cleaner were very nice, everything was very clean. We had a great trip and could not have asked for anything else.
Es una casa hermosa, cuenta con muchos detalles como sombrilla y juguetes para niños, la cocina estaba equipada con especias básicas y diferentes aceites. Uno se siente como en casa. La playa esta caminando pero cerca y muy hermosa. El pool de la casa es limpio.
Es perfecto también para niños. Gracias Donna por una estancia increíble con nuestra familia.
A group of my girlfriends and I stayed in this gorgeous villa for 4 nights to enjoy some r&r, (mixed with a little nightlife!) Donnas villa was perfect for what we needed- clean, spacious & modern and totally lived up to everything it says on airbnb - a quick walk to a beautiful white sand beach, and just slightly longer to playa 'town'. Donna was an awesome host, although based overseas - we were provided with thorough information on the town and activities to do in the area, she helped with all our transfers (super quickly) and we were even greeted with cold beers in the fridge and chips n salsa! Would thoroughly recommend donnas villa for anyone lucky enough to be visiting this beautiful town.
We stayed in Villa Balam for one week, and it was just perfect. The house is just as described, very comfortable and with lots of amenities.
It’s also very well located, few steps from the beach and 5ta Avenida in a gated and beautiful community.
Donna has been a great host, solving all doubts we had and going always the extra mile with details that made our stay even more relaxing. I would definitely recommend this property.
About the Host, Donna
I have been travelling to Playa del Carmen for more than 15 years when it was just a small fishing village. Now it is an incredibly hip beach town in Mexico with fabulous shopping, bars, restaurants and beaches! I have owned this villa for 6 years and we travel to the area as often as possible. If you haven't been to Playa del Carmen (Playa for short) - I can guarantee you will love it! I wanted a villa close enough to everything so I can walk, without hearing the music pounding all night long - this was the perfect place!
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