Comfortable and independent studio. Located on the 5th Av, 5 min wall to the beach, and 20 min walking from the entrance to the restaurants and shopping area. Not being in the touristic area, makes it a diferent experience.
Comfortable, well equipped studio inside the house but with a independent entrance you will get your own key, you can get in and out whenever you like . Located on the 5th Av, 200 mts from the entrance to the beach (5 min walk) and 20 min walk from start of restaurants and shopping area. The place is not on the main tourist strip, so makes it a diferent experience and in the night you can enjoy starry nights and the sound of the waves.
Comfortably furnished studio has air conditioning, the bed is for 2 person is a double bed (54in x 75in) has a cooking area with refrigerator and private bathroom with hot water. We do provide cleaning service once a week.
Interaction with Guests
We are friendly and helpful, while they are staying we care about your safety, and we will be present at the listing during your stay.
The studio is located in a nice quiet area. In this area you can find people with different nationalities living here and tourists walking down the street. Every morning you can see running peolple or walking their dogs.
From the airport you can take a taxi but is a bit expensive, you can also take the ADO bus that leaves you in the central bus station.
In beach you can move in taxi or you can rent bicycle.
Check out before 12:00 pm. Check in after 3:00pm
Toilet bowls: Only human waste! NO toilet paper, hygienic towels. The basket next to the toilet bowl is for these items.
Pets' owners: make sure your pet does not jump on furniture or sleep on bed, take your dog for a walk to do digestive things. :)
Please help us keep our low rates: save water and electricity. Shut off fan and lights when you leave the room and Air conditioning is available but has an extra cost of $6 usd/day (moderate use 8hrs MAX, $10 usd/day more than 8hrs and less than 16hrs) should apply.
Food in the room: The place is located in a tropical area leftovers of food will turn bad in few hours or insects will be there eating it, please put it on the fridge.
I stayed in Ana's studio for 14 days (wish it was longer!). I was looking for a safe, quiet and authentic place to work, visit and go to the beach in Playa. I feel in love with that apartment! It covered my needs perfectly.
Ana is a great host and you'll feel welcome from day one! She leaves a lot of tips and recommendations for activities and living in the area. She also makes herself available through WhatsApp and responds within the hour. She brought me to the bus station when I left so I could catch an earlier bus.
The apartment is clean. There's everything you need for a long term stay: stove, fridge, good shower, air conditioning (not included in rent price), etc. I felt safe at all times in the neighborhood. There're a few markets nearby. For something a bit larger, you need to walk to the center where there's a Walmart.
Getting to the center of Playa is a good walk. You can grab a taxi, but I enjoyed the walk and opportunity to explore. La quinta (5th avenue) is quite beautiful in that area. There's a lot of unique street art to view and just observing regular life.
The beach is a short distance away (5 minute). It's a public beach so it's more basic and less maintained. There's a private beach a bit further north, but I didn't go.
I work as a programmer so I needed a place with good internet. By North American standards, the WiFi at her place was excellent. I was able to work as I would at home. This was a critical requirement for me. If you're a digital nomad looking for a solid spot to work, this is good place.
There're quite a few activities to do nearby. I only went to the Ruins of Coba at the time because I was heading out to a resort nearby afterward (so more excursions). You can get to a lot of activities using either public transport or an ADO bus. This lets you do a lot of the activities for a reasonable price (~200 pesos) versus tourist price.
Overall, I had an amazing experience. I feel it's going to be hard to top it.
We had a fantastic stay at Ana's studio in Playa del Carmen! It was clean, her instructions and directions are easy to follow (she speaks English and Spanish very well), and perfectly located. We wanted to stay out of the touristy area of 5th ave so we chose this place, which was more residential and quiet. The beach is just a few steps away so many nights we came back and just headed straight there before going to bed! Ana had tons of recommendations on a board in the studio which we used, including important information like how much a taxi costs from her place so we didn't get ripped off. She's also super sweet and was online on WhatsApp for whatever problem or question we had! Highly recommended!!
I stayed in this apartment for five nights and it is great. It is a bit out (35 min walking along 5th av) from the center and all the tourists, which I liked. It is also easy to take a taxi to town if you don't want to walk, just go up to 10th av., and there will be a lot of taxies to catch. It costs about 40 pesos to town, just make sure you have the correct amount or they will try to have you pay more.
The beach is only 5 minutes walking away from the apartment, as well as a nice and cozy restaurant by the beach entrence. If you want, it is possible to cook simple meals in the apartment.
Ana is a great host who really cares for her visiters. She recommended several great places to go, like Akumal Bay, which is not far away (only 30 minutes with the local buses "colectivo" for 35 pesos), Yal-ku and, Isla Mujeres. Ana even offered to take me with her to Cancun when she was going there! She gave a lot of helpful advise right upon my arrival, but was also quick to answer on my questions when I sent her a msg.
At night, if you are one of those who go early to bed, it can be a bit noisy outside from the neighborhood, but I'd still recommend anyone to stay here!
Ana es una Anfitriona increible. Nos recibio muy bien, nos ayudo con mucha informacion y todo estaba impecable.
El studio esta muy comodo, tiene todo lo necesario para pasar una muy grata estadia y Ana se ocupa de cada detalle.
La zona es muy segura, iluminada y muy cerca de la playa.
La verdad fue una grata experiencia y sin duda volveremos por alli y con seguridad a lo de Ana.
The room is a nice location. Not a touristy place. Very calm and safety. Everything's nice. (Bedroom, kitchen, shower booth and all!) so the host Ana is the perfect host. Really helpful and kind. I have so many times with airbnb. She was best host! If I have to travel again to carmen, i will stay in here! I'm recommending to everyone.
Ana's place is great! I highly recommend staying here if you're looking for a clean room, interested in becoming immersed in the local culture of playa, want to save a few dollars, and not into the resort scene, or spending a lot of time in your room.
It's a short walk to the beach and a coffee/breakfast spot 3 blocks down with great fresh fruit. It's also right on 5th, and less then a mile walk or cab ride to all the shops and nicer restaurants. My only hesitation would be to say if you don't have a car, it is a bit of a walk into or back from town, the surrounding area could be a bit doggy at night, and if you are nervous about staying in a local neighborhood or are by yourself, you might want to pic a place closer to downtown with more nightlife.
That being said, if you are into seeing the real culture of playa, and plan to adventure during the day, it's a great place to come back to.
Ana is also supper helpful and attentive, offering plenty of advise on places, and was quick to respond to any inquiry's we had and needs regarding the place.
I highly recommend Ana's studio.
We stayed 4 nights at Ana's apartment conveniently located far from the caos of the 5th avenue and close to a nice beach and local stores. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonable solution and wanting to enjoy the real-life of Mexicans. Ana was a very kind and attentive host, giving us helpful indications during our holiday and waiting for us till late in the night on our arrival and leaving some delicious pastries for us.
Definitely a positive experience.
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I am veterinary doctor. I am married and we love dogs, we love and respect all living beings. My husband has 10 years living here and i seven years. We love diving it is an experience you must live in Playa. We like to help and give tips to the guest for your stay.