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fresh and clean room with ocean view and equipped with a king bed (or 2 single beds), ceiling fan, large mosquito net, room safe and mini fridge.
the house is located in central playa carmen area, max 5 walking minutes to the beach, stores and restaurants. just enough up the hill to get a good breeze, with great mountain and ocean views!
breakfast is included during the holiday/high season weeks and outside these dates guests have access to our large fully equipped kitchen. there are outside and inside hang out spaces (hammock/launge chairs/large dining table) for everyone to use and
there is wireless internet thoughout the property.
playa carmen beach is a large, white sand, surf and swim beach between mal pais and santa teresa beach.
many shops, supermarkets and restaurants are in walking distance. you also have several 'eat and launge' places to choose from that are located directly on the beach.
there is many places rent to rent bikes and 4 wheelers (quads), also 3 car rental companies close by.
If you decide to come by car, it would have to be a 4x4 in order to make it up our hill. its just 50meters but a bit steep.
we are in a pretty quiet neighborhood, thus prefer groups of people that want to relax and enjoy being close to nature rather than a party group.
Ari's place (Casa Colina) is a very beautiful, peaceful place. The location is great--it's a short walk to the beach and shops/restaurants yet away from the hustle and bustle down the hill. Note her driveway is extremely steep, a little tough even for our 4x4 rental until we got the hang of it. Ari is very sweet and helpful and makes a nice breakfast. I love her pups. We booked room 1 and got room 2, so keep that in mind, although they are almost the same. The bed is large and comfortable. Just be careful of the bugs since there are no screens on the windows. Even with the mosquito nets, we still got some bites. It can be helpful to repair holes with a sewing kit. April is very hot and humid and there is no AC, but there was a good breeze and nice ceiling fan, so we still slept well. There is a mini fridge for cool drinks and security box in the room. We really enjoyed this part of Costa Rica and look forward to coming back!
Ari was very nice and helpful with our many questions about the area. Breakfast was good and different each day we were there. Very beautiful and safe area. Ari even let us borrow towels to take to the beach.
As mentioned in previous reviews there are no screens in windows and no a/c. So you probably need to leave the shutters open at night to circulate air and leave the bug net on the bed down.
Ari's home is a beautiful open-air space. We had a very comfortable stay there and enjoyed the delicious breakfast. It is a good location, with easy access to the beach and town without being noisy. Also the view from the room is beautiful. You can see the ocean. Ari provided specific and helpful directions in advance so we had no trouble finding it. Definitely recommended as a lovely place to stay in Playa Carmen.
We had a very nice stay! It's a nice place with a wonderful view that could fool you into believing that you were sleeping in the middle of the forest as opposed to the center of Malpais. Ari was very helpful, welcoming and accommodating. I would highly recommend staying with her.
Great location near beach and shops. Beautiful house with well equipped kitchen. Rooms are open to let the breeze in which is great, the downside is the noise travels between guest rooms and surrounding properties
Ari's home is beautiful as you can tell. Perfect location, they weren't lying about the 4x4 very steep climb. The pets are cute and it was so nice to sleep hearing the ocean from your bed.
A cool place to visit and stay at.
We only spent 2 nights there.
Be aware of bugs and other flying things as there are no windows in this room. The shower did not drain properly for the first night, but then Ari fixed it.
If you are driving a small car, the chances are you will not be able to make it all the way to the house.
The roads are horrible in that little town. Be patient and drive slow.
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