About this listing
big bungalow with 2 separte bedrooms, full bathroom, terrace with hammac, balcony on 3rd floor, coffee maker, mini fridge *Mosquito nets on beds *
The property features only 4 cabanas located between 5th ave and the beach. Continental Breakfast
Located between the 5th avenue and the BEACH in downtown Playa del Carmen; surrounded by stores, restaurants, bars, the best beaches and nightly entertainment. Very nice, calm and safe neiborhood.
The house is built within a natural ambience unique around the area. It features 3 levels with two rooms and one full bath with stone bathtab. You will enjoy of a tipical place to stay and still be comfortable which is our priority.
2 comfortable rooms: new bedding and 1500 threads sheets; the rooms feature 2 full beds and 1 king size bed; one bathroom, big windows facing the nature, fans; excellent option for a small group of friends or family (up to 6 persons). .
The property features a pool and we offer meals and healthy drinks for very afforable prices
Security is important, therefore, we have applied anti-fire products to all our palapas according to the local regulations. Also, a certified company fumigates often for our guests comfort in rooms and public areas.
* 1 bedroom - king size bed
* 1 bedroom - two full beds
*** Mosquito Nets on bed **
Daily complimentary Continental breakfast. A self service bar is set up in a separate area with coffee, tea, juice, milk, cereal, toast, bread, and fresh fruits.
* 1 full bath, rain shower and rustic bathtab
interior and exterior ground floor terrace and * hammac
* private balcony surrounded by trees on 3rd floor
* Ceiling fans
* hotel mattresses, 1500 threats egiptian cotton sheets
* Mini fridge, coffee maker, cups, glasses and bottle of water
Max occupancy: 6
- Daily cleaning (included)
- In room Massages (on request)
- Tour arrangements (pick up from our property)
- "Regina" mexican
Interaction with Guests
We welcome guests and we are pending in case something is needed during the stay. The houskeeper everymorning works in the property cleaning the rooms and pending of any needs our guests may have.
In secure and upscale neighborhood
200 meters from the beach
Steps from the 5th avenue
20 meters from the property:
- Restaurants: italian, mexican, french, thai, mediterranean, sea food, healthy
- Bars internatinal drinks, artesian beer, pub
- Stores: clothes, swimming clothes, hammacs, fine chocolates, super market, laundry
check in a las 3pm. check out a las 12 del día. Se puede negociar estos horarios un día antes de acuerdo a otras reservaciones en curso. Favor de informar la hora de llegada programada de viaje.
no es permitido fumar dentro de casa/habitaciones por razones de seguridad e higiene. permitido fumar en areas exteriores asignadas para fumadores.
por tratarse de un lugar para disfrutarse de la naturaleza, se pide mantener ruido a niveles bajos para comodidad de todas las otras personas, y antes de las 10pm. Ocasiones especiales podemos hablarlo de acuerdo a los huespedes actuales.
Las casas son rusticas/moderna con techos de palapa para quienes disfrutan de este concepto de estancia. Insectos propios de clima tropical pueden aparecer al estar rodeados de vegetación; sin embargo, el lugar se fumiga por dentro y fuera periodicamente para evitar molestias a huespedes.
Cuidamos mucho la calidad de estancia, tiempo y respeto de las personas, por lo que huespedes que ocasionen molestias a otras personas hospedadas podría pedirse de desocupar el lugar sin derecho a reembolzo.
Check in at 3pm check out at noon. We are flexible to times based on reservations. Please mention your arrival time.
Due to security and hygiene reasons, it is not allowed to smoke inside the buildings/rooms, just in assign outdoor areas.
The property is located within nature and we try to keep a relaxing ambience, therefore, we ask to keep low noise levels during the day and after 10pm to respect other guests experience. Special occasions can be arranged as long as it is a take over or other guests acceptance.
The buildings and rooms are rustic/modern for people who enjoy this style. Insects may be seen since the property is built within natural tropical land. We constantly fumigate the place for our guests convenience, however, we are not able honor the airbnb policy about insects.
We want our guests to have a memorable experience. We reserve the right to ask guests to leave the property if disturbing other guests in the property.
From Dec 26 - 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
We had a wonderful stay in the Casa at Shalala. The house itself felt like a treehouse designed by an artist - so many fun design features to discover throughout our days there (the bathroom sink with a tree trunk as its base!). It felt roomy and very comfortable for the five adults who stayed. The mosquitos can of course be a pest outside, but it was nonetheless really enjoyable to spend mornings outside on the patio "couch" and feel like you were in the jungle (Due to the cenote behind the property, the house has escaped development directly behind them). The staff at Shalala and at the nearby restaurant Regina's were very friendly and helpful. Omar, the manager, responded quickly to all our emails and was available during our stay. The property is located at the northernmost end of the popular 5th avenue, which is convenient if you wanted to stroll down that street, but we actually liked the vibe of the little side street we were located on even more (the pizza place Piola's across the street was excellent). The beach is really close, just a couple blocks away, and we never had trouble finding street parking for our rental car. All in all, just what we were looking for!
This is a great neighborhood, just a few steps away from 5ta avenida and from the beach.
Omar was more than helpful from the start to the end of our stay. We arrived late in the evening and he still came to greet us. Any issues that came up with Mosquitos or leaks (it's rainy season here) were apologized for and seen to immediately.
We probably would have preferred something with no issues like bugs or leaking but I'm sure that now they were brought to Omar's attention they will be fixed. He was a very caring and attentive host.
Came down to Playa del Carmen with my three best friends and we had an amazing time! Staying at Shalala made the experience even better! A beautiful and fun place to stay! The hosts are super friendly and helpful. They answered all our questions before hand and were always prompt with responses. Memo was very knowledgeable and gave us very clear instructions on getting to the local Cenotes on our own. We ate breakfast every morning at the attached restaurant and were so close the beach, bars, restaurants, etc. It was the perfect girls trip! Thanks for everything!
We stayed three nights in the two bedroom house at Shalala. We loved the house and the location was handy for everything. There is music and noise from the local bars at night, but nothing which prevented us from sleeping. In fact it was pleasant sitting out on the balcony at night with a cold drink and the atmosphere from the restaurants and bars. Parking was easy and free, we had no issues getting a space on the road outside. We don't use air conditioning so we didn't miss it, the house had plenty of fans and ventilation so we all slept comfortably. There was one mosquito bed over the master bed, thankfully we had our own with us so my daughter had one too. However if we hadn't I'm sure that the hosts would have helped out. There are plenty of Mosquitos but that's to be expected.
On our final night there was a problem with the water and unfortunately the bathroom had a small flood and the water was off all night and was still off when we left the following day. The bathroom was cleaned for us straightaway. I am currently waiting to hear back from the owners over a refund for the night/day without water.
Our stay at Shalala – or as we affectionately came to call it: our “jungle Oasis in the middle of Playa del Carmen” – was really wonderful. Omar and Memo were very sweet, incredibly accommodating, and mindful of anything we asked for, and Atala (the lovely cleaning lady) could not be sweeter. The location is great as it’s just between 5th and the beach but it’s just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy stuff that 38th really feels like a neighborhood.
The attached restaurant “Fonda Regina” was really yummy and affordable with delicious fresh lime margaritas and an addictive roasted tomato salsa that you pound out yourself at the table (be warned: if you use both of the chilies that come in the mix it will be HOT). It’s also close to some other amazing restaurants including “La Cueva del Chango” with the best fresh fruit margaritas you will ever try and in flavors you’ve never imagined (ask for Santiago – he’s the best server ever), “El Pirata” (just a couple of blocks away) which offers some huge portions of delicious fresh fish for extremely affordable prices, and "El Gallinero DU CHOCOLAT" a super charming French bakery/café/chocolaterie/sandwich shop which is great for a quick bite or to indulge in some signature chocolates or ice creams.
The house itself is just absolutely charming. The whole place feels very shabby chic and you can just see all the attention to detail when it was being built. The listing is very honest in that it's a very outdoor space so there are some mosquitoes but that's the case for all outdoor spaces in playa and that is why they provide mosquito nets to keep you well protected at night as well as several fans in each room. Overall the space just feels very organic and earthy, it almost reminded me on the house in the Blue Lagoon movies, which I happen to be obsessed with. Needless to say: I loved my time at Shalala and would absolutely stay there again the next time that I'm in PDC.
Guillaume and Omar have created paradise here in Playa del Carmen! The ambience, staff and setting are one of a kind! As hosts, they were nothing but gentlemen, and their staff graced us with constant smiles. We will be back very soon! The accommodation was so unique and charming with all creature comforts and character in spades! It is a short stroll to the beach, restaurants, cafes, taxi's, shops - basically everything you need. Also baby ducks a chicken and two dogs made the experience even more magical!
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About the Host, Omar
Im a laid back, friendly and educated guy living in Playa del Carmen for the last 9 years. I love to travel, spend time with friends and meet new people. Playa del Carmen is the perfect place for that.
Riviera Maya is a great destination and I enjoy time here going to the beach, visiting new places like ruins, trying new activities (do not hesitate to ask for any advice on what to do or where to go), hanging out with friends, having a drink in a cool bar ( you will find every kind of music and ambience in playa del carmen), ... the property is in the middle of all these options and is quite cool to enjoy it.
I got the unexpected opportunity to manage this unique place. Unique for its vegetation, its decoration, and the natural peaceful ambience. Managing and working here it is pure pleasure. I am a professional of tourism and marketing; I enjoy hosting people, looking forward of my guests, sharing about the fabulous Riviera Maya/Mexico and hear stories/experiences from all over the world.
well, if any details or info are missing do not hesitate to contact me, hope to see you soon