Imagine living just a couple blocks from the beautiful, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen. You walk home from a day of snorkeling at the nearby reef to relax in your private, roof top Jacuzzi. Your significant other is grilling on your rooftop BBQ some fresh grouper you bought earlier from a local fisherman. You jump out out of the Jacuzzi to catch the last bit of sun while you lounge about with a soft ocean breeze blowing though your hair and gently drying your skin. Sounds like paradise?
Well, if you can imagine it, it can be yours! Right here at Aqua Terra you have found your perfect vacation home.
This condo has been upgraded from top to bottom. The penthouse is the jewel. It is like no other in Playa. It has been designed with all the luxuries in mind...from the tasteful Mayan Artwork, to the shaded lounging areas, to the full BBQ with preparation area and sink, to another social/eating area, to the Jacuzzi, and finally the bathroom w/shower. The terreace overlooks the park across the street, so you always have a pleasant view.
In the main living area, there are terraces on both sides of the condo. You can enjoy breakfast out on the patio with a cooling cross breeze.
The condo has split ac units which means that you can control the air conditioning temperature in each of the rooms for your comfort.
There living area has ample seating. You can enjoy satellite TV and watch some of your favorite shows from the US or Europe. Many of the programs are in English. All of the artwork and artifacts are original in the condo. So enjoy some of the interesting pieces!
Thinking of a dinner party? The dining table seats six and the kitchen is fully stocked with all you will need to prepare a gourmet meal. If coffee in the morning and frozen drinks on the roof top are more you style, don't worry...we have a coffee maker and blender for you! We have upgraded the lighting and faucets for your cooking pleasure!
Both of the bedrooms have king size beds and the linens have been imported. There is a TV in one of the bedrooms for you added comfort. Both closets are ample and there is additional storage in handy seating benches. All you really need here in Playa is your bathing suit and some comfortable casual clothes. Ladies, no need for high heels as 5th Ave is full of interlocking bricks! There are terraces off of each of the bedrooms. The bedrooms are situated on separate sides of the condo, so you have a sense of privacy. The master bedroom has an en suite bath.
Finally, relax while the water from your rain shower cools you down. We have added these shower heads to give you this luxurious experience as well as added additional cabinetry for storage.
Another sanctuary is the pool at Aqua Terra. It runs the length of the building and is beautifully landscaped with a covered lounging area. One part of the pool is very shallow and great for young kids to play in or for adults to cool off in.
We have WIFI inside the condo. We also provide you with a local Mexico cell phone. Bottled water is provided upon arrival. Maid service is once a week but can be more frequent if requested. Upon request, we also have 50% off passes at The Gym.
You home-away-from-home is located on 34th Street and 20 th Ave. This is the area where many expats live and socialize.
There is a bit of a more upscale, yet local vibe where we are. Not so many tourist shops selling t shirts. There are many great restaurants at reasonable prices here versus further South.
You are close to Mamitas Beach Club, Kool Beach Club, Coco beach, Sangra Li Beach, And Canibal Royal Beach Club. The beaches on this end of town are much nicer as well and have not experienced the beach eroision which you find South of 16th Street. The hidden gem that most people do not know about is the nearby reef. No need to take a tour, just walk right out and start snorkeling!
You may want to reconsider cooking when two blocks away is 5th Ave, a walking pedestrian mall, with hundreds of restaurants at your disposal. we are located on 34th Street and 20th Ave, across from the park. There has been a tremendous amount of growth in restaurants over the past few months just at the end of our street and the next block, including La Bodeguita del Medio (Cuban), Chez Celine (French Bakery), Como Como (Mediterranean), Da Gigi (Italian), Aqua Chilies (fresh seafood tacos at great prices),Coffee Cafe (coffee and desserts), Xocolatier (coffees, desserts, salads, and sandwiches), La Portena (Argentinian),Mille Voglie (Italian), Michelandia Sport Bar, Chocolotier Niugatier (French Chocolate Shop), Sala Rosa (Lounge), Dios de la Arena (Bar), Season Bistro (Mediterranean), Club de Cerveza (Bar), Maya Luna (upscale Mexican), Bare Mar (seafood),Luna Maya (upscale Mexican),Drupas 38 (Mediterranean), The Winery (wine shop and restaurant), Reva (juices, healthy options), Origenes (upscale Mexican), Pummarola (Italian), a Juice Bar, Pacha Mama (Mexican),Quinto Cantina (bar), Green Box (bagels, fruit juices, salads), Chitepin (economical Mexican), Disfruita (Juice Bar), Dello Sport (Italian), Patty Putines (pastries), Nikkori (sushi), Aloha Grill (Mexican), Mexican-Biergarden (beer garden), Banana Pizza (pizza), Cava Veintess (wine bar), and several more. It seems that every week there is something new to discover to eat! These are just the ones that are with in 2 blocks!
Tax 11% and Processing Fee 4%
We hired this apartment during a very busy time for playa with bpm festival going on. We didn't have a great deal of choice with our late decision to attend so this far outweighed my expectations for what seemed like being one of the last properties to go. We were more than pleasantly surprised.
The locaction was excellent, very close to 5th ave and the beach parties at mamitas and kool but far enough from it that the parties and crowds couldn't be heard allowing for a good reprieve from the madness. Taxis were easily found on 10th and there were some great local spots nearby: laundry, cell phone shop and restaurants if 5th got too much.
The place was very clean and well maintained, however we did have a plumbing issue that rendered one of the toilets unusable but there was one in the ensuite so we didn't mind so much. The rooftop got a bit of a workout but we had average weather for the most part. The complex was very secure and quiet which was great but the rooftop access security was poor due to a lock which didn't function. It's on the third floor tho so we weren't too worried this. WiFi was terrible and this was put down to poor signal right across playa due to elevated level of activity the festival brought, Funny WiFi everywhere else in playa was excellent.
We were 3 single travellers and the spare bed promised wasn't available so had to use a couch for third bed. Linen and towels were provided however we were warned about additional cleaning fees if these were too dirty. Hot water tank was tiny and was useless for 3 ppl with barely enough for one and a half showers.
This is a 3rd party managed property so expect minimal contact with the owners during your stay but the local staff they have On hand were great to deal with, friendly and punctual. Expect very firm rules and regs due to these third party managers. Power is closely monitored, with excess consumption charged, a USD CASH deposit is required rather than the usual airbnb credit card security and check out and check ins need multiple confirmations. I will say this tho, they were very understanding of our situation w bond and made special provisions for us which helped a great deal.
This place is an ideal retreat from the madness of 5th avenue well located and appointed. Don't expect a local flavour with suggestions of good food or activities it is very much a self managed dwelling. Minor maintenance issues weren't a problem for us but could have been for some. Overall very happy with our stay but we were quite easy to please others may not be so accommodating. Wouldn't suggest anymore than 2 single travellers or possibly a couple and an additional guest would be comfortable here due to minimal power and hot water and sleeping facilities. Not ur typical airbnb local experience.
We are glad to hear that Tim enjoyed his stay and some of the very positive aspects of his visit and our condo. He was very nice to work with during the booking process. I gave him a very nice review. We were on vacation for Christmas so we did not personally greet him, but Lucy, his personal concierge did. Upon arrival, we provide our guests with a local cell phone with her number (as well as ours and emails) for convenience. We also have a welcome letter with the condo info and services including banks and our favorite restaurants, maps, and guide books to help our guests acquaint themselves with Playa del Carmen. At his arrival, Lucy pointed out that there are different sets of towels for use - one for the beach and one for the bath and to please not bring the bath towels to the beach. She also asked for the refundable security deposit - as per the lease and the Airbnb House Rules. At that time, Tim refused to pay. After a bit a struggle which included having to contact us on vacation, he gave her some of the deposit and the remainder later. We believe that he must have still been upset about this as he never mentioned any of his other concerns during his stay to Lucy or to us. Our property management has a full-time handyman on staff who could have immediately assisted. The condo sleeps 4 guests on 2 kings size beds and we have an air mattress and couch, in case someone cares to use them for additional sleeping. That is their option but we do not market it that way. It seems like some of the items in the lease are being blow out of proportion a bit but actually had no impact on his stay. As a result, we are a bit puzzled by this review. We will be sure to check with our other guests to make sure they are not experiencing these same issues. We hope that in spite of these things, Tim and his friends enjoyed their trip.
Jamais and Ruben are great hosts. They were waiting for us in the apartment when we arrived and took all necessary time explaining us how to moved around the city and gave us lots of useful tips.
The apartment was clean and tidy and it looked exactly like in the pics. Its a super nice place very well located. BLocks away from tge beach and from the best restaurants in 5th avenue. If we come back to playa this apartment would be our first choice.
Thank you so much Ruben and Jamais for the use of your condo. It was a very nice place and a great location. Too bad our trip wasn't longer to take advantage of the amenities.
We had a great experience staying at this apartment, great location and awesome layout.
Few minute walk to the beach and beach clubs Mamitas, Canibal and Kool and the 5th avenue where the restaurants and bars are.
Thanks to Jamais and Ruben for sharing their great hospitality, they're really nice and trustful, everything was exactly as described in the listing, we're definitely renting again from them.
Stayed there with my brother and two friends. The apartment is really nice and the location is perfect! Jamais and Ruben were super helpful with all kind of tips and recommendations.
I will definitely stay there again if i go to playa del carmen :)
Jamais and Ruban are the most gorgeous people! Thier stinning condo is clean, spacious, and well equipt for everything you could need for a very relaxing holiday. They were both full of helpfull local knowledge of restaurants, supermarkets and places to visit. Condo is in a great location to everything playa del Carmen has to offer. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend :)
This location ended up being a fantastic choice for our recent stay in Playa Del Carmen. First and foremost Jamais and Ruben were very warm, friendly, and attentive in communicating before and during our stay. Upon our arrival we were greeted by both. This was our first time in Playa Del Carmen and they took the time to educate my family on all the great restaurants, beach clubs, and parks. We ate 5 meals, went to 2 beach clubs, and 2 parks they recommended and had the BEST time at all of them. As for the condominium. The location is about 5-minutes from 5th Ave and 10-minutes walk from the beach. This is good thing if you prefer a more local experience. The pictures of the interior and pool/common area are very accurate and I found the overall price per night a very good measured against the overall experience. Thank you very much for having us Jamais and Ruben we really had a great time and hope to visit again someday!
It was SUCH a wonderful experience staying at this location and even more so to have Jamais as our host. She was SUPER helpful and accommodating for the last minute travel plans we made, extremely easy to communicate with, and the apartment is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! THANK YOU SO MUCH to you and your husband!!!!!!
Wow! What an amazing place. So comfortable and spacious. Jamais was so helpful and gave us so many tips for great hidden places. Would highly recommend this condo!
Our family of four loved our stay in Jamais and Ruben's condo. They were very responsive to questions leading up to our arrival. They greeted us upon arrival to provide a tour and answer questions. They were leaving town the next day but provided a local cell phone (we needed to purchase minutes to use it) and contact info for their local property manager. We didn't need to contact her because of no problems. The 24/7 security guards were always nice and helpful with taxis. The location is a residential area. Friendly, and reasonably priced, restaurants just across the street. A cantina also across the street to stop for a drink on the way home. About 15 minute walk to the beach, and a little shorter to 5th avenue. A fun Cuban restaurant with live music right at the corner of 34th & 5th ave. The condo was spacious and exactly as pictured. We enjoyed a few nights on the rooftop deck and coffee/breakfast on the balcony off of the living room. We took day trips to nearby locations (Cozumel, Tulum, Xcaret, Chichen Itza). There is not an ocean view, but the condo was a great stay.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.