About this listing
Toltec House is a brand new 2-bedroom, 1-bath contemporary, elegant penthouse located in a private home. The top quality finishes throughout are a combination of the best of modern luxury and rich local woods, stone and artwork. It is located in a vibrant neighbourhood 4 blocks from Playa's best beach and a short walk to many of Playa's best restaurants. Toltec House is ideal for one or two couples and caters to those who appreciate entertaining and relaxing in style.
It features a large gourmet open plan kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a solid surface countertop, an integrated sink and a full-sized electric convection oven. Prepare a Mexican feast while sipping on sangria and catch up on the news on the wi-fi enabled flat screen TV. There are a number of iPod docks in the house and there is also a washer/dryer. The stellar rooftop patio features a bar sink, a Weber BBQ, a surround stereo system and seating for 10. There is simply no better place in playa to enjoy a margarita in the evening or to dine alfresco under the stars and amid the pleasant ocean breezes.
There is a 3-room marble bath with double bowl marble sinks and a stainless steel multifunction rainshower with high pressure and hot water for an invigorating scrub after a day at the beach.
The master suite has a king-sized bed with tzalam wood headboard and 1000-thread count sheets and has a walkout to the gorgeous rooftop patio. The guest suite has queen-sized bed with tzalam wood headboard and 600-thread count sheets and a shady patio overlooking the back of the property perfect for enjoying morning coffee. Wake up to the sounds of tropical birds in the mature trees. Walk to 5th avenue for butter-rich french croissants and dark Chiapanecan coffee. Go more local and walk to 30th for a fresh squeezed orange and mango smoothie. Or go completely for broke and squeeze your own juice and brew your own capuccino in the kitchen stocked by a professional chef.
No smoking allowed anywhere on the property, including the exterior spaces. A failure to respect this rule will result in a $150 cleaning fee. We do accept small, well-behaved dogs by prior arrangement.
Guests are asked to be respectful of the environment and the neighbourhood, keep the air conditioners off when not in the unit and keep noise to a reasonable level especially at night.
We stayed at Toltec House for a month and loved it. The condo is very new, clean and spacious. Our dog LOVED it too esp the patio where he could sun himself or sit in the shade and hear the people and cars go by. The location is great, a couple of blocks from Mega, the supermarket where you can get all your groceries. It is also located a couple of blocks from 5th Ave where all the action is and little longer walk to the beach - about 10 mins which is fine esp if since you end up at the best beach in Playa. Heading west from the house is 30th ave and beyond where you can experience a more local flavour and be in a less touristy area. The area is nice and quiet and feels safe - there is a school across the street from the house - you can hear all sorts of activities from the school during school hours (which did not bother us) and after hours you can see security guys around. We loved our downstairs neighbours who also had a little dog - our dogs would go up and downstairs to visit each other, was very cute! Be careful of the hot concrete during hot hours of the day as after a month, both the little dogs had cement burn on their paws. There were snorkels and masks at the house which was the best thing ever as we brought them with us on day trips to cenotes and snorkelling areas. Saved some money from having to rent gear. You can also buy a snorkel set from Mega for super cheap too so check that out before renting. The sound system in the house is awesome - music and movies sounds so good , the downstairs neighbours said they never heard any noise from us which was great. Other things to mention - there is a cheap laundrette half a block away on 20th - they will wash, fold and pack you laundry in a day which was very handy - we used them a few times but we also used the washer in the house and dried the laundry on the patio - the laundry dried very quickly in the sun so it was easy too. One other thing, the mosquitos in playa are bad probably because of the rainy season. Be prepared as soon as you leave the house and keep all doors shut! When we first arrived there were a couple of mozzies inside but once we got rid of those, the house was my safe place! Those suckers love me and they were the worst part of my trip. If you're like me and allergic to bites, as long as you take full precautions at all times outside the house you'll be ok. I highly recommend Toltec house and Ursula. She was so awesome in helping us prep with our trip and gave us lots of info about...
We had a lovely stay at Ursula's penthouse. The location was fantastic...quick walk to to the beach and restaurants but far enough away so that it was quiet at night. The penthouse is beautifully decorated and the kitchen was very well appointed. All high end appliances! The bedrooms were very comfortable and the beds nice and soft. Furthermore, the sound system was well integrated to play music both inside and outside with many iPod connections. The air conditioners worked very well, but the good cross drafts in the house and strong ceiling fans made were good enough for us. Also, great WiFi connection through out the house.
Ursula and her team in Playa del Carmen were very quick to respond to our questions. I recommend staying here!
I had the opportunity to stay at Ursula's property in Playa and would strongly recommend the apartment. There was more than enough space, and the design and layout exceeded my expectations. The location is also great. Ursula has put a lot of care into making the property feel like a home away from home for her guest. She was also very prompt in responding to any questions I had regarding the property and also provided many recommendations regarding Playa, so that we could make the most of our stay.
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About the Host, Ursula
Loves winter and loves Mexico. A first generation Canadian with two Mexican rescue dogs and one Mexican spouse for a family that is 75% Mexican. I am a slow traveler who loves to putter around in one place for a long time to get a sense of the place. As a property owner, I have an eye for detail and place service above all else. As a human being, I value compassion and community.