About This Listing
Croc Condos is conveniently located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, 3 blocks from the turquoise Caribbean and 1 block from the famous 5th Avenue. We offer a full furnished studios & apartments, including amenities at an affordable price.
This apartment is on the 3rd floor and is ideal for guests who want more privacy and enjoy climbing to the upper floors. The apartment has 1 bedroom loft, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen and 1 door to the terrace. Sleeps 2-4 people comfortably.
One of kind 2 level penthouse loft includes wifi internet, cable TV, air conditioning, full kitchen, living room, large couch, futon, king size bed, 1.5 baths, large closet, sheets, towels, silverware, and plates. All you need to bring with you is your bathing suit!
Interaction with Guests
There is no on site management so guests are free to arrive any time after 3pm and check out before 11am. Our friendly staff is always available for questions and most often around the building in the morning hours of the day. For any issues or maintenance needs, please contact us via Airbnb for quick and friendly service.
Traveling alone? No problem, CrocCondos is a small community of like-minded travelers who go on trips, bbq on the rooftop, and party at the fun nightclubs together. Many people meet amazing friends and come year after year. We have repeat guests every year and listen to our guests' recommendations to make your stay amazing!
We cater to travelers looking for an economical option that provides more than the basics in an amazing Mexican neighborhood. Our guests love playing soccer with the street kids or buying beer or snacks at the local "tienda" (store).
CrocCondos is situated on the north end of Playa del Carmen 3 blocks from the best beach, Coco Bay. We are close to the famous restaurants and cafes on 5th Avenue and also the one and only Canibal Royal Beach Club. Like to cook? There is a supermarket conveniently located within a 3 minute walk away. Like going out? We have a list of restaurants for all preferences and budgets.
CrocCondos is located on the north end of Playa del Carmen and is a quick walk to the beach, 5th Avenue and many bars and restaurants in the area. Guests can also walk to the supermarket or take $2 taxi. Buses run along the main highway headed north to Cancun or South to Akumal, Tulum, Sian Kaan, Chetumal & Belize. We also work with Hola Bikes (see our website) who can rent out a bike for a day, week or month.
To arrive to CrocCondos you can take an ADO ($11) bus from Cancun airport to the Playa del Carmen terminal if arriving before 6pm. Once at the terminal, take a taxi to the address listed on the listing. After 6pm, please take a taxi ($40) directly to the building.
Other Things to Note
There is no on site management so guests are free to arrive any time after 3pm and check out before 11am. We send each guest a unique code to open the lockbox and acquire the key to the building and apartment. Please be on the lookout for this email to the address provided to Airbnb 1 week prior to arrival. Please inform Croc Condos of your estimated time of arrival and confirm you received the check in information. Please print out the check in information and have your pin on hand.
Thank you for your interest in Croc Condos.
There is no on site management so guests are free to arrive any time after 3pm and check out before 11am. We send each guest a unique lock box code to enter the building and acquire the key to their apartment.
Please inform Croc Condos of your estimated time of arrival at booking.
Check in is at 3pm (daily)
Check out is at 11am (daily)*
* If you require an early check in or late checkout please let us know ahead of time. There is a $20 fee charged for late checkouts and guests must vacate the property by 7pm.
We will send you check in information upon booking. Please print out the check in information and have your pin on hand.
Guests are welcome to all use the rooftop terrace any time. Please be considerate of other guests and clean up after yourself. We encourage guests to use the BBQ and during the holidays join us for "arranchera" taco nights.
Melissa, our host, was very attentive to our concerns shortly after we arrived, save for the barking dogs, which were problematic. The condo was comfortable except for the dangerous stairs to the loft where we slept and kept our clothes. The neighborhood was quite "authentic Mexican" and we felt safe at all times and fairly close to grocery stores, etc.
The walk to the heart of 5th ave. and beach was just a pleasant journey and exercise most would appreciate. All in all, this condo is a bargain while prices elsewhere in Playa are getting rather steep.
The neighborhood was awesome. Everything is close by, stores, restaurants, beaches. We rented a car to visit other attractions but didn't really need it for it in town. Melissa responded back very quickly with any questions that I had.
Great location if you're looking to walk to the beach and Avenida Quinta. The rooftop is great for eating and the kitchen is fully equipped to cook your own meals. We cooked all breakfast here and dinner four out of seven days. The loft area has another door for direct access to the roof which was convenient. I suggest this if you're looking for a place away from tourists and hotels with a more authentic local feel. All amenities as described are available.
The only minor complaint I have are the local dogs bark quite a bit.
I can only say positive things about our 4 night stay at this location. The area is quiet and in the middle of town. Very close to the beach with an excellent breakfast spot a block away. You are walking distance from the gift shops if you need it.
The place is very clean and well maintained.
If I return, that is the spot I will be sleeping.
Melissa's place was great. Convenient location, plenty of space, clean, Wifi works great, plenty of fans to keep cool. The front door to the penthouse is a bit tricky, and the shower doesn't operate how you'd expect, but those were minor issues.
Have just finished spending 6 wonderful days at the CrocCondos penthouse. Recommend it HIGHLY: everything as advertised, plus Melissa is a great hostess. The building couldn't be in a much better location: an easy walk either to the beach, or to the center of nightlife on 5th Avenue (but not TOO close to the latter). Lots of great food options close by; TripAdvisor is a big help there. Hostess has provided several nice touches, like a big jug of fresh water for guests, a safe for valuables, wifi that works well, etc. We had a couple issues that we contacted Melissa for: the hot water only worked sporadically, and neighborhood dogs like to bark at night (roof is made out of thatch, which works better for rain than noise). Melissa responded promptly when contacted, sending someone over to fix the pilot light on the water heater, and even contacting the neighbors about their perros, which seemed to help. Thanks again Melissa for allowing to stay in your wonderful condo!!!
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About the Host, Melissa
I am originally from Chicago, graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from Northern Arizona University, a course of study that included two years in Newcastle Australia. I spent four years working for the U.S. Peace Corps in Bolivia where I assisted in the organization of several small communities, helping to develop a thriving business in beekeeping, honey procurement and merchandizing. After traveling extensively in South America, I found myself in Playa del Carmen where I decided to dedicate years to develop CrocCondos. I went back to the US to acquire a Masters Degree in Business Administration to improve my managerial and customer service skills. My quest for knowledge and new experiences is endless and I am committed to community development through participation in workshops and events such as Taste of Playa & Think Green Eco Expo.
I love to travel and have visited around 40+ countries in my last 10 years of travel. I have stayed in cheap dorms to amazing 5 star hotels in all different cultures and landscapes. I enjoy the simple things in life and my favorite thing is hosting new people that are excited to explore the Riviera Maya. We are always open to suggestions about how to improve our accommodations, but try to keep costs for guests economical.
We have amazing staff members that work with me and are just as excited as I am to host you. We invite you to see for yourself what the magical Riviera Maya holds!