Your front yard is flanked with tropical flowers. You share the entryway only with the upstairs penthouse unit.
This is a spacious, renovated townhouse located 4.5 blocks from Playa's best beach.
Our home was renovated in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and the kitchen and both bathrooms and the main floor were completely remodeled in granite, marble and stainless steel. The main floor is open concept and the kitchen is ideal for anything from making a simple smoothie or a margarita to preparing a complex meal. There is a breakfast bar, a dining room and an outdoor dining table. Our beds have high-end mattresses and high-thread count linens and our towels are egyptian cotton. We have a water softener and plenty of hot water and good water pressure as well as the most reliable high speed internet in Playa. There is a beautiful oversized patio and a lovely shady garden. The house is well-maintained and its owners are very committed to the upkeep of the property.
We offer a cozy and quaint retreat for your short or long-term stay in Playa del Carmen.
Guests have access to two covered patios and a private backyard with hammocks, lounge chairs and a dining table.
Our guests agree: our location is the best! Although we are very close to the beach and to 5th Avenue, we are located in a vibrant local neighbourhood made up of an eclectic mix of locals and residents from all over the world. We are across from a private elementary school with 24-hour security and we are close to Mega, Walmart and DAC, a wonderful store specializing in organic products, spices and other hard-to-find items. In a few block radius you will find many small food shops, florists and even better yet, many of Playa's best restaurants.
Toltec House is ideally located within walking distance to everything you need and just about everything you could possibly want.
Other Things to Note
Linens, towels and beach towels are provided. The house is stocked with a blender, coffeemaker, juicer, hairdryer, iPod charging docks (iPhone 4), and a washer and dryer. There is high-speed internet throughout the house.
Checkin is between 4pm and 9m and checkout is before 10am. Early checkin and late checkout it subject to a fee of $25 and to availability.
Sorry, there is no smoking anywhere on the property, including in the open spaces. There is a separate penthouse unit on the top floors which is rented separately some times when it is not being occupied by the owners. Upper and Lower Toltec House share the front gate so we ask you to please keep the front area tidy and free of your personal effects, etc. As well, although the backyard is for your exclusive use, you may receive a friendly visit from time to time from one of the owners' dachshunds or guest dogs, who don't seem to be capable of following the rule. If you want to address this balance, you are welcome to have a dog of your own. Sorry, we do not accept cats. Toltec House is lovingly maintained and the owners are constantly making upgrades and bringing goodies from Canada so we hope you will treat it as your own home away from home.
Ursula is the perfect host! Really couldn't ask for better. She was responsive to all my emails, friendly and helpful, brought a few things down for the unit that were missing, and went way above and beyond the typical host's responsiveness by installing a gate to keep our dogs apart, since ours isn't always friendly to other dogs. She is constantly improving the unit and obviously cares a LOT about the house, the garden, and the overall experience of her guests. She and her husband even invited us up for a drink while they were here!
The unit itself is very nice indeed. It's comfortable and spacious, with nice finishes and beautiful artwork on all the walls. The wifi is a bit weak on the first floor but works well on the second floor (closer to the router in the owners' penthouse). The kitchen is well-equipped and easy to work in. The garden (front and back) is charming, but the mosquitoes were a problem in November. especially in back with all the foliage, so we didn't get to enjoy the outside space as much as we'd hoped -- not Ursula's fault, of course.
The neighborhood is close to everything: stores, restaurants, 5th Ave, the beach...we walked or biked everywhere and never needed a car. It is a charming area, though definitely "Mexico" -- louder and more lively than we're used to in the US, with a busy school across the street, a fair amount of traffic (especially at school pick-up time), and music, barking dogs, etc. around from living in such close proximity to others. We are used to quieter spots, so the noise level took some adapting to. Obviously all of this is out of the owner's control but something to keep in mind if you are extremely noise-sensitive or plan to work while you are visiting. The bedrooms have wall A/C units that would likely help mask any nighttime noise, but we did not choose to use them.
We had a lovely vacation at Ursula's place. The house was well cared for, neat and clean, and the beds were really comfortable. Only a 5 min walk to the beach / main street. Any questions we had were quickly answered by Ursula. We felt very welcome, and will definitely be back.
We stayed at Toltec House for a week in January 2013 and had a wonderful time!
The house is beautiful, very well furnished and maintained. The garden is very lovely and peaceful and both rooms have balconies.
The location is also very good, 3 blocks from the lively 5th Avenue, where you find all sorts of restaurants and shops!
We had an overall great experience and would definitely recommend the house if you are looking for a nice option in Playa del Carmen!
We had a great 7-week stay at Ursula's listing! The apartment is 2 levels with 2 bedrooms and 2 modern bathrooms. The whole house has been recently upgraded and was very comfortable and spacious. The house itself contains two apartments, and being on the lower level meant ample shade and cool breezes so we hardly found the need to utilize A/C. The galley kitchen is quaint and small but contains everything you need for a comfortable long-term stay. We did run into some minor issues with hot water during our long term stay, but Ursula is absolutely fantastic and although was in Canada at the time, we had great communication with her and her handyman, Victor who even came by late at night to check out the issue.
The neighborhood is also perfect with many convenient little cafes, shops, and services nearby. There are two laundromats within 2-3 blocks and 2 convenience stores open late within the same distance. The local feel of the neighborhood was exactly what we were looking for away from the hustle and bustle of 5th Avenue so if you're looking for a more local experience in one of the best and most centralized neighborhoods in Playa, then definitely consider staying here! We hope to come back soon and would definitely consider staying again!
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