Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

3 floors, 1 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, sleeps 2 guests

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $103
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The space

Our cosy penthouse is located within a conglomerate of 4 private villas within Playacar fase 1, a private and exclusive residential gated community in Playa del Carmen. Perfect for singles, couple and solo travelers, our 1600 sq ft penthouse features 2 levels, a king size bed, and accommodates ideally 2 guests, with a private shower with hot water, a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and a comfy dining area. Wireless Internet is available from the common area. A private rooftop terrace with a jacuzzi and stunning ocean view awaits you. The common area features lush green areas, a pool, the beach is located only 30 seconds walk away. Paseo del Carmen Shopping Mall and 5th avenue are all located within a short 6 minutes walking distance. A team of bilingual knowledgeable maintenance staff is available onsite for anything you may need during your stay. Maid service is provided every other day as well as purified water bottles with free refill. Inquire for further details.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Our responsibility throughout your stay is to provide the property and all amenities in good working condition, Be available to answer questions, concerns and supervise maintenance, strive to solve any property maintenance problems as soon as possible after being notified. We will do our best to make your stay in our property as enjoyable as possible and make sure you come back to visit us again and again. However, no refund or rate adjustment will be made for unforeseen failures to appliances or any of the property operating features. It is the guest's obligation to report any problems or damage immediately to us.

Check in is after 3pm and check out is before 11am. Early check in and later check out can be accommodated whenever possible.

Maid service is 3 days a week. Outsiders (or friends staying at other properties) are not allowed to stay overnight. Bachelor or bachelorette parties are STRICTLY prohibited inside the property.

The complex is an exclusive residential area. All guests are to maintain a respectful behavior around the common area, and avoid any activities causing disturbance or complaints from the neighbors.

Bath and beach towels are provided on site. Bath Towels are not to be used as beach towels. Drinking water will provided throughout your stay, and we need to be notified as soon as it runs out.

Help us keep maintain our affordable rates: Water and electricity are the two most valuable and extremely expensive commodities in town. Save water and electricity and be environmentally friendly, by turning off the air conditioning and the lights whenever you are absent from the property

Smoking and pets are STRICTLY prohibited inside the property. Evidence of smoke or the presence of a pet will incur an immediate loss of your security deposit.

Any behavior deemed inappropriate by your neighbors, us, or the security staff, including excessive noise, parties, partially destroying the property, or any other behavior resulting in complaints from your neighbors may result in immediate eviction, and in legal cases, to the authorities will be notified. In such cases, NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE.

We will not be held responsible for any cases of theft or replacement of stolen valuables from the property during your stay. Therefore, please treat the property as if you were home, and keep the entrance door shut and locked, as well as the balcony doors closed and locked while absent. Use the electronic safe provided in the bedroom closets to keep your valuables.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Chelsea User Profile
June 2015
Marielles's penthouse was the perfect home away from home during my boyfriend's and mine's weeklong stay in Playa Del Carmen. Located in a private, gated residential area only two blocks from the beach, the penthouse is super comfortable, clean, and has all of the little needed accommodations. It's ideal for those looking for a place that's quiet at night but still only a 10 minute walk to the main part of town. We could not have asked for a better place to come home to each night after our days of exploring the city. Marielle herself was also extremely helpful throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend everyone to stay here and would love to stay again if I am ever back in Playa!!

Amy User Profile
May 2015
We loved staying at the penthouse! We didn't meet Marielle but Carlos was a most welcoming and helpful host. Beginning the day with coffee on the rooftop deck and ending by star gazing were the perfect bookends to our amazing days in Playa. And the beach!! Just a short block away, never crowded, pristine and beautiful. It's the perfect place to stay, being a 10 minute walk to the hustle and bustle of 5th ave. then coming home to what feels like a small luxurious beach village. I can't wait to return!!

Julio User Profile
May 2015
Marielle's place was amazing. The place felt very secluded and intimate as the house was located in private residential area. There were some good things I really liked: the place was spacious, close to the beach, close to the port and had a great terrace. The place was also close to plenty of restaurants within 10 min walk.

Kaitlin User Profile
March 2015
Marielle's place was wonderful. Moments to the beach and in a superb little community. Close enough to bars and restaurants but not to close to be noisy. We had a great stay!

C.J. User Profile
February 2015
“Impeccable service, unbeatable location” My wife and I spent 6 nights in the villa and had a blast. The property is in a private, sleepy gated community one block from the beach. This is one of the many properties that Marielle offers in the Playa area. We stayed in 2 bed 2 bath unit (#10) which is sandwiched between two identical units. The unit is split with a smaller studio unit in the basement and then the 2 bed 2 bath in the upper levels. The location as the pictures suggest is very close to the beach and has access to the pool. The pictures of this location are EXACTLY what I was expecting, so no surprises at all. Best features of the property include the beach chairs, umbrella and bikes to use. The place was clean and breezy, and as other reviewers noted the hospitality was excellent. Amir, Carlos and Marielle quickly responded to any questions we had and our stay was very pleasant. We would happily return to this villa on our next trip to Playa. The Kitchen has a coffee maker & filters, toaster, fridge and microwave and a small stove/oven, but if you plan to do a lot of cooking you will need to pick up basic staples like olive oil, spices, etc. The closest grocery store is a short taxi ride to Walmart, but be warned taxis are pretty expensive ($15-20 USD for a 10 minute ride or 3 miles round trip), so make sure you ask the taxi driver before you get in what he’ll charge you for the ride. Most drivers are willing to negotiate the price down a bit. The main downtown area is a short walk 10-15 mins tops (to 10 aviendo and 10th), which offers a wide variety of food and drinking options. When my wife and I were interested in going further up the coast (to The Gym; 10 aviendo and 20th or more) we would use the bikes (which would take 10-15 mins as well). Biking was super easy since there are specific bike lanes on the 10th Aviendo, which runs parallel to the downtown area. On a previous trip to Playa, I stayed in a boutique hotel in the downtown area, and our only beach access was to the public beach. This hotel beach had a completely different experience- the public beach is loud, crowded and not very relaxing. Spending a little extra money to have a more spacious villa with kitchen and a private, quiet beach is totally worth it. We can’t wait to come back!

Samantha User Profile
July 2014
Everything about this casa exceeded our expectations. There are so many options of spaces to enjoy both in and out of the home from the rooftop deck to hammocks placed throughout the house. Marielle was an excellent communicator and Carlos was a charming host. Unfortunately, we were just in Playa for one night. Next time we will come back to Marielle's.

Victoria User Profile
March 2014
We experienced a wonderful time at Penthouse Xaguar in Playacar. We spent 10 days there in March and it became our Mexican home. The beach was close by, just a couple of blocks down the street, and it was pristine and uncrowded. The apartment was within easy walking distance to Playa del Carmen and all of its restaurants and shops, but far away enough to provide us with the peace and quiet that we like. The apartment contained all the essentials that we required, a spacious living area, and a more than functional kitchen. There were several balconies, one of which provided us with a view of the Caribbean. The linens on the bed were clean and we were provided with towels, some toiletries and fresh drinking water almost daily. We felt very safe here and comfortably at home. While we never met Marielle, we communicated with her several times through email and a few phone conversations; she was always most courteous, pleasant and professional.

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