About this listing
CASA LAKSHMI Welcomes you to the caribbean! Comfortable, full equipped and beautiful private studio with independant entrance on 5th. Avenue, Out of the busy downtown !! QUIET!!Friendly and accomodating hosts. Come to enjoy paradise . Pet friendly
The studio is located on 5th avenue. Inside is cozy, comfortable and fully equipped. It has its own private bathroom, with hot water shower. A/A with an extra cost of 6 dll for 8hr or 10 dll for more than 8 hr. Totally independent from the house, with its own entrance. Just across the street you have the lush tropical vegetation and a five minute walk will take you to the beautiful caribbean beach.
We have two studios that can be conected for larger groups-
We are very heplfull and friendly. The interaction with our guests is as much as the guest wants or needs. We will not invade your space.
CASA LAKSHMI is located where you can still enjoy Playas nature, tranquility and breath taking beaches. A 10 to 15 min. walk away from the busy night life, beach clubes, cafes and high end boutiques and restaurants.
Just five blocks from the studio, you will find a typical mexican market, and all around smaller local stores and restaurants. Taxis are available one block away on 10th. ave. The prices can vary between 25 to 50 pesos depending where you are going in town. The best tranportation from the airport is to take the ADO bus to Playa, that costs around 11 UDS.
Claudette is very nice and helpful, and has plenty of suggestions for things to do around. She called immediately whenever we reached out to her. Her helper, Francisco, who lives right next door is very nice too. The place itself is not at the center of Playa del Carmen, and I imagine we would have had a hard time without having rented a car - it was too hot and humid to do the half hour walk to restaurants and other activities. For the same reason, we had to use the AC, which is an extra charge; the ventilation is not that great inside the studio.
There's a stretch of the beach about a 3 block walk away, and the entire stretch of the shore is public except if you would like to use the hotel/beach club amenities, in which case you must get a one-day-use and there's one hotel right next by. The studio is shabby chic. Water pressure is very low. We had a problem with cold shower but was fixed the help of her very nice and responsive assistant, Francisco. If you want to cook on your trip, it's not really that feasible to do so in this studio. You can't really leave any open containers of food or ingredients. However, there is a very nice and inexpensive restaurant about two blocks away that has great coffee, breakfast, and for a quick meal in the afternoon as well.
Overall, the studio is a good value, and we had a lot of fun on our trip!
We stayed in this apartment for 5 days. It is very close to the beach and also in a walkable distance to the tourist zone. The contact is very nice, because we asked for a second towel and more water because our tank was almost empty and we got everything on the same day. I would recommend this place for a couple without shame, because the bathroom has no door ;)
O estúdio é bem confortável e Claudette é simpática e ajuda a tirar todas as dúvidas sobre transporte e os melhores lugares pra conhecer. A localização não é a melhor, quando chegamos ficamos com medo (apesar de ficar na avenida principal, já é numa região afastada do centrinho, uma região não tão privilegiada). E o uso do ar condicionado não está incluso no preço da estadia, é pago a parte (como 80 pesos). A casa está a uma (grande) quadra da praia, mas esta não é tão boa assim... A melhor mesmo é a do centrinho, a qual você tem que pegar um taxi para chegar.
Hola Natalia, todas las especificaciones de localizacion del estudio y sobre el aire acondicionado estan escritas en la pagina de Airbnb sobre el estudio, tal vez no lo leiste completo ya que ahi especifico que el estudio no esta en el centro bullicioso de Playa que es una zona mas tranquila y alejada del centroy que caminando sin ningun riesgo puedes llegar al centro en 15 -20 min o en taxi, asi tambien especifico en la pagina que el uso del A/A, tiene un costo extra, siento mucho que esos puntos no fueran claros para ti, pero me dio mcho gusto tenerte a ti y tu amiga en el estudio y espero que hayan tenido una bonita estancia
Claudette was so helpful and sweet, replied promptly to all messages and questions I had. She stayed up very late to greet me and let me in, and offered nice coffee in the morning.. Beautiful location and very comfortable. Would stay again!
I absolutely loved the studio and the area. The studio is very comfortable, clean and beautiful, and has all you need for a short or long stay. It is very close to a great part of the beach (one block) and close enough to take an easy walk into the busy part of Playa. Romy and Claudia are the best hosts, very helpful, kind and just lovely people. You will love your time here...I have indeed.
Its been a great exprience To host Micheal as he stayed with us a long period of time to do his work on writing his book and his songs, he became my best neighbor ever!! we had a very good connection since he arrived he is easy to please, blends with the comunity, and with the guests we have had in ower other studio. Nice and inteligent conversations and very helpfull. would love for him to come back any time !!
Claudette (Romy's mother, who was our host) is warm and welcoming. Our flight was delayed, and she stayed in touch with us and assured us that any time we arrived would be fine. The studio is set up nicely with a fridge and stovetop, a television, shower/toilet and room enough for us to spread out and relax. While the studio is on Playa del Carmen's Quinta Avenida, it is in a quiet neighborhood far north of the crazy busy stretch of the avenue. Beach access is just one block away. Claudette gave us advice about stores, buses, restaurants--and much, much more! Our favorite restaurant was one Claudette told us about, a quiet cafe just up the street from the studio. When we had to leave early for a family emergency, she called the taxi company for us and negotiated the rate to the airport. I hope we can return!
La estancia fue bastante agradable. Muchos de los comentarios anteriores lo dicen ya: está muy bien para pasar unos días en tranquilidad a unos pasos de la playa. La zona de fiesta y compras está a unos 35 mins caminando, lo cual lo hacen sentir un poco alejado de la acción (si es lo que buscan). Muy buena experiencia. Se agradece también la amabilidad de Romy y su mamá. :)
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About the Host, Claudette
Hi was born Iin Turkey Estambul, living in Playa del Carmen 15 years ago .I am a very social and accesible person . I am a broker hear in Playa del Carmen and work all the area from Puerto Morelos up to Mahahual. I came from Mexico city with all my family to have a better quality life, which we did!! My Daughter Romy is a theater actress and has put several plays in Playa, my son Alain is a corporative lawyer and and gives Couching to groups and individually, we have pretty much ower lives maid hear in Playa. I love to cook and my daughter and I are planing to open a little store with organic food fresh maid bread some arts and crafts my daughter does and to be able to do a bead and breakfast in ower property. We love nature and the animals and we try to protect as much as possible both.
We love to entretain and give the option to ower guests if they want to participate.