Nice quiet center Playa del Carmen

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710, Mexico

Apartment for two guests in the center of Playa. Comfortable, very clear and clean, safe and quiet, fully furnished, cable, wifi, A/C. Easy parking. Close from 5th Ave and beaches walking and from all the best locations. Special rates for low season

The Space

Comfortable 45m2 fully furnished apartment for one or two (a third person can be acomodated), complete bathroom, complete kitchen, high speed internet, cable, music cd player, air conditionning, fans, easy parking outside, clear clean and very quiet. Small terrace with table and 2 chairs. Nice garden downstairs. Safe place, close from typical and healthy restaurants unexpensive like Nativos on 30th Ave. Best supermarket at 10mn. 15mn walking from 5th Ave downtown and beaches. Public transportation and cheap cabs nearby. Owner leaving here since more than 20 years is a kinesiologist and reiki kundalini advanced master and teacher, also Vipassana meditator, was a guide and a travel agent, loving and knowing Mayan and Mexican culture and the Carribean, very helpfull and enjoy to meet new friends and share information, has a good library. Several holistic centers and yoga studios close. Spanish, english, french and italian speaking. Possibility to organize airport pick ups.

Guest Access

Guest have their own appartment. They share their terrace with a large studio that my older son occupies when he is here.

Interaction with Guests

I interact a lot with guests by mail prior to they arrival for them to be informed and prepared about any detail they need to know for exemple the best way to come to Playa from the airport.. Then when they arrive I show them where are the best locations in town and general information like supermarket, good restaurants, transportation, beaches, night life,sites...

The Neighborhood

I live at 10mn from 5th Avenue but in a safe and quiet mexican area, you sleep so good at night. At 5mn walking you have the best supermarket and the best local (safe and clean) restaurants in town. What about paying 35 pesos for one liter of fresh squeeze juice?...

Getting around

My place is very easy to reach from Avenida Constituyentes close from the federal road. Outside on the street sides it is very easy and safe to park, but you do not need to rent a car if staying in Playa or even travelling. From the airport you can catch an ADO shuttle or a collective cab to arrive and downtown taxis are really cheap.

Other Things to Note

I love to receive guests as a family, give them lots of information and support and peace.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $390 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

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  • What a pleasure staying here. This is our first BnB experience and I'm no a true believer. Sophie couldn't have been more gracious and helpful. The space was perfect - comfortable, private and clean. The neighborhood was just as we wanted - away from the resort oriented, touristic area. Fantastic experience!!

    March 2014
  • Nous avons passé 3 jours très agréables dans le logement loué par Sophie et, de façon générale, y avons été très bien. Nous ne tenions pas à demeurer dans le quartier des hôtels, entourés de touristes, et en ce sens, le logement était parfaitement bien situé, quoique le bruit provenant de l'avenue Constituyentes et de la 50e avenue pouvait parfois être gênant. Sophie avait eu la délicatesse de laisser des fruits, de l'eau et du pain à notre intention au frigo, et c'est l'un de ses fils qui nous a ouvert la porte car nous sommes arrivés un peu plus tôt que prévu. Notre arrivée précoce et notre départ tardif n'ont pas été sources de problèmes pour notre hôte, et nous lui en sommes reconnaissants. Il y avait des guides touristiques et des cartes de la ville dans la chambre et Sophie nous a indiqué de bons restaurants (dont Nativo) sur la 30e avenue, à 5-10 minutes du logement. Et Lucas, son autre fils, nous a donné des conseils pour l'achat d'un forfait téléphonique, entre autres choses. Au premier abord, le quartier ne paie pas de mine, les trottoirs sont parfois défoncés et il faut vraiment regarder où l'on met les pieds, surtout le soir, mais on apprend à le découvrir, et jamais nous ne nous sommes sentis menacés, gênés, etc. de quelque façon que ce soit. En 15-20 minutes à pied, on peut se retrouver à la plage (il y a des serviettes de plage pour les locataires). Le logement est composé de 2 pièces, une chambre à coucher et un séjour-cuisine.Les planchers sont en tuiles et la chambre est dotée d'une immense armoire et d'un lit double confortable. La salle de bain y est attenante, séparée de la chambre par une porte de type "saloon" (pas des plus pratiques!). Quant au mobilier, il est très humble et minimal, mais tout est très propre. La pièce servant à la fois de cuisine et de séjour, n'est pas vraiment conçue pour cuisiner et on n'a pas tellement envie d'y séjourner non plus, je ne sais trop pourquoi. On peut y réchauffer des plats au micro-ondes, mais comme on est là pour visiter la ville et goûter à la cuisine locale, on se fout de ne pas pouvoir cuisiner, en fin de compte! Le frigo, s'il a l'air défraîchi à l'extérieur, joue très bien son rôle malgré tout. Le lit est confortable et on y dort bien, malgré que le voisinage compte un bon nombre de chiens qui ne se gênent pas pour manifester leur présence à toute heure du jour ou de la nuit! On finit par s'y habituer. Les fenêtres s'ouvrent grand pour laisser circuler l'air qui rafraîchit les lieux. Mais le climatiseur et un éventail plafonnier peuvent très bien s'en charger aussi. Bref, c'est l'accueil chaleureux de Sophie, de ses fils et du chien de la maison qui fait toute la différence! Nous sommes heureux d'avoir pu découvrir Playa Del Carmen à partir de chez Sophie. Hasta la...

    February 2014
  • Sophie est une personne très vivante et très attachante Soucieuse de ses hôtes ces derniers se sentent vite plus comme des invites et des amis Nous avons passé dans son appartement clair aéré spacieux et bien place 3 semaines charmantes et elle nous a fait découvrir des petits restaurants et de beaux sites Maya Ce sera un très beau souvenir et nous garderons avec Sophie une relation durable Dan Bruno

    February 2014
  • Sophie was really nice and helpful. The location is perfect, easy walk to the beach but still in a nice quiet area.

    January 2014
  • My stay at Sophie's was great. She kept great communication which helped with my late arrival. Once I arrived she welcomed me nicely and proceeded to inform me about my stay. Giving me information about places to eat and check out in Playa. I know if I needed any advice I could have called or emailed her. Her son was equally helpful and friendly.
    The directions she gives to get to 5th Ave/Beach are great because they take you past real good places to eat. El Fogon for great tacos is a must stop at any hour. Mega is across from El Fogon and is a great big super store. You can find food, clothes, ATM, and other things at Mega.
    Overall Sophie and her place are great. Communication is very important to me and she is top notch, I really enjoyed my stay.

    January 2014
    Sophie
    Response from Sophie:

    Thank you Dan it was great to know you

    January 2014
  • Sophie was helpful with information about taxis and eating out, providing us with a great map.
    Her accommodations were clean and neat. I appreciated having a kitchen to prepare our breakfast.
    Location wise, my son and I were able to walk only 15 minutes to get to the beautiful beach.
    Sophie gave excellent directions for us to find her bnb.

    January 2014
  • What a wonderful place! It was so nice to experience Playa del Carmen from a local neighborhood.
    Sophie helped us find our way around and showed us a place to find fresh food. She really went above and beyond to make our experience wonderful.
    I can't wait to go back.

    December 2013
  • Sophie was the perfect host and our apartment had everything we could need for a great 3-week stay. The A/C and internet worked great and the bed was comfortable. Sophie was available when we needed her and was receptive to all our questions. She even showed us around town when we first arrived and gave us great restaurant recommendations. I can't imagine anyone being a better host--I would highly recommend her place!! The apartment is a 15-minute walk from the beach.

    April 2013
  • I had a lovely experience staying with Sophie!
    Her response to my inquiry was immediate and we had very smooth and easy communication about booking.
    As soon as I I arrived, she very graciously took the time to show me around town, pointing out some of her favorite places and immediately made me feel comfortable.
    The apartment was bright, clean and pleasant and had absolutely everything I needed for my stay. I also loved that it was away from the noisy and busy center and that the neighborhood had an authentic and local feel to it.
    Sophie and her family were sweet and welcoming, the beach is magical, the place was perfect for my getaway and I'd wholeheartedly recommend it!

    March 2013
    Sophie
    Response from Sophie:

    See you again dear!

    March 2013
  • What can I say? Everything other reviewers say are true plus more!!! The apartment is more spacious than the photo looks, the bedroom also is large, so photos don't do it justice.
    The place was quiet, good size 300L fridge, have a refillable water bottle, quiet air-con in the bedroom, shower pressure is typical mexico. It's a flat easy 10-15mins walk to 5th Ave, but since there is local shops along the way, it is an easy walk! Most important is huge supermarket & great local cheap restaurants are all only 3 blocks from her, so her location is super! Highly recommend El Fogon restaurant for their 'beef special with spring onion', Antivo for their 35peso 1L fruit & veggie freshly squeezed juice, and lunch & dinner at La Ceib (part of fruit & veggie shop opposite Anitivo)! All these places are half the price of 5th Ave but far better food!

    Sophie was an amazing host, she drove us around for about 1/2hr on the first day to show us where everything is, which is such generous gesture of her! She is extremely helpful & also pleasant to talk with. Munecca the dog was gorgeous! Sophie must be the best host we have ever stayed with, you can't go wrong with her! Highly recommended!

    March 2013
    Sophie
    Response from Sophie:

    I am very touched by your wonderfull comments dear Campbell!

    March 2013
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I decided to live in Playa del Carmen 23 years ago, and I never regretted my choice. I love the country, the people, the mayan culture and the Carribean. First I was a travel agent then a guide, travel is one of the keys to discovery and learning. My origins are french, so I go there every two years to visit my family (they come often too, nobody resists the charm of Playa). I am a mother of two nice guys of 22 and 16. I love my family, my friends, my sweet dog and my garden. I cook healthy daily, have a good library and watch few movies. I study as much as I can. I graduated in Touch for Health and I love to practise kinesiology that I associate to the reiki kundalini and others techniques. I am an advanced Master of Reiki Kundalini and syntonise students. Close to my home there are several holostic centers and yoga studios that I can recommand you. I love to share informations, so feel free and welcome to ask all your questions, I'll be happy to help in english, french, italian and spanish.
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