About this listing
1 bdr apartments 4 minutes walk from the most original part of 5th avenue (la quinta) in the area of Playa Mamitas. Best equipped units in Playa, just bring your toothbrush to fell completely home.
Beautiful, brand new and very comfortable apartment on the third floor, very luminous and fresh, in downtown Playa del Carmen, five blocks from the white sands and turquoise waters of Mamita's Beach and 2 minutes from the Little Italy side of 5th Avenue, this one bedroom condo has a king size bed and pullout couch for children or a third guest.
The terrace is huge, the colourful table seats four for outdoor living and eating.
The garden is equipped with a shower, charcoal bbq, a wooden table that seats 12 in the outdoor dining area.
Amenities: fully equipped kitchen, gas oven, microwave, blender, full size refrigerator, a/c in living area and bedroom, 32 inches flatscreen tv with dvd player in bedroom, flatscreen TV in living area, wifi internet throughout, laptop size safe box for your valuables, free use of bbq facilities.
One weekly cleaning and towel/bedding change is included, additional daily maid service can be arranged as low as USD 15. Just bring your toothbrush!
Regular electricity usage is included up to 4 kw/day; please note that this is more than enough for ordinary usage. However, if you exceed this amount, you will have to pay the difference, e.g. if you leave your air conditioner and lights on all day.
Walmart is an easy walk or a 3 minutes / $2 dollars taxi ride and there are plenty of restaurants (550 at last count) within easy walking distance.
USD $50 monthly fee for Evolve Dream Gym, locates 4 blocks away, open all week 6am to 10pm, a well equipped body builder friendly environment.
Special agreement with Cuban-Mexican Medical Center for neurology, ozone therapy and dentist services.
Ideal for extended stay.
Transfers from Cancun airport can be arranged, $60 USD one way for a private car up to 3 people with luggage or $80 USD for a private van 4 to 10 people with luggage. Our drivers know perfectly the location and they'll be in touch with me making our encounter easier.
Luxury transportation available, quotes on request.
electricity not included.
You rent an apartment not an hotel room. You can have visitors at your place in full privacy while you respect house rules and neighbours.
Our guest can use the bbq area and common patio table for free.
50% discount on Mamitas Beach Club beach chairs and umbrella rentals for our guests.
Free access to nearby sport stadium where you can practice running, wall tennis and tennis, basketball, soccer.
Daily tours and private tours are available at our travel and concierge agency on the way to the beach open 9 am to 7 pm.
Interaction with Guests
I live upstair and if you need anything you can just ring my bell and come over for a coffee. I always like to know new people.
Viva Maria is located in the very heart of Little Italy, 3 blocks from 5th avenue, near enough to walk to the center but far enough not to be disturbed by nightlife sounds. Shopping centers, minimarkets and supermarket are a few blocks away, at walking distance. The aerea is very secure, no problems walking around.
If you prefere the real not touristic Mexico, there's pleinty of small mexican restaruants 3 blocks from the house.
Two blocks from our place you'll find all public transportations, buses, minibuses and taxi pass by all day and night. Buses and minibuse cost 25 cents per person, taxis 25 pesos per ride within city center limits (1 U$=m 14 pesos) 35 pesos if you go very far. You won't need that anyway, as we are near to everything, go out walking, use bikes or skates or moped as we all do here, everything can be easily rented, just ask.
If you have a car, we have parking.
Other Things to Note
Playa (that's what we call Playa del Carmen), is the ideal spot for medium to long term vacations. One week, one month, one year, that's what I did, I came for a timeless vacation, that was 17 years ago....
The apartment has everything you need and if you miss anything that can be fixed in 5 minutes.
We ask that you be polite to who live around us, the apartments grant maximum privacy and we ask you to respect the other guest’s and neighbour’s.
Arrival check in and departure check out have to be scheduled, these are apartments, there's no reception.
25 Y$ CHARGE FOR arrivals or departure at night time, from 10 pm to 7 am, and for over one hour delay on scheduled time.
Do not slam doors or gates, it's easy to held them and gently close'em.
Between 10 pm and 8 am parties, loud music, etc are prohibited. IF you do not respect the rule, you’ll be invited to leave the property with no refunds.
The use of the common BBQ area involves cleaning by users, USD $40 will be charged to anyone not cleaning their own mess Parking is common, please avoid using the horn.
For those who order food or other delivery services, please be waiting for your delivery outside in order to prevent other guests and neighbours from being disturbed, as the practice is that delivery boys use the horn to let people know they have arrived.
SMOKING IS ALLOWED ON THE TERRACES: HOWEVER THERE IS NO SMOKING INSIDE THE UNIT, A USD $250 WILL BE CHARGED TO DEEP CLEAN INTERIORS IN CASE OF SMOKING.
REGULAR ELECTRICITY USAGE IS INCLUDED UP TO 4 KW/DAY; PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR ORDINARY USAGE. HOWEVER, IF YOU EXCEED THIS AMOUNT, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE DIFFERENCE E.G. IF YOU LEAVE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER AND LIGHTS ON ALL DAY.
Though I live in Playa, I needed a bigger/more comfortable space for my sister's visit. The apartment is located in the heart of my favorite neighborhood in town, it was super comfortable, and Sandro went out of his way to ensure we were comfortable. It was quiet, clean, and close to everything.
Sandro wasn't around much, but when we did see him he was very friendly and helpful. The internet was slow at first but he upgraded it during our stay so now it should be quite fast. Sandro was quite busy during the time we came, managing minor repairs and the arrivals of other guests, so contact with the host wasn't as personal as I usually would like but the place is exactly as pictured and is in an excellent location - close to the beach and some great local/non-touristy restaurants. Overall, I would recommend staying here, especially if you want to cook, are staying for longer, and prefer to be away from the tourist hubbub. It is basic but comfortable.
Thanks a lot for the real useful tips, this is what we need to improbe, usually guests do not help us a lot with their feedbacks, and I strongly believe nobody can give better tips than the final user.
Be sure we'll aplly all of you suggestion, now you absolutely have to come back to verify our improvements.
Sandro's place was exactly as the pictures showed-- colorful, cozy and well-kept. Sandro was busy, but made sure we were doing well and was always available when we had questions. The apartment was kept tidy (new towels and sheets, sweeping, etc.) while we were there for eight days, which I appreciated greatly.
Mamita's Beach was indeed just a few minutes away, as were cute coffee shops, restaurants, and a place to have our laundry done! We rented a scooter to get around PDC and a car to drive up and down the coast. We did everything on our own time and didn't have to deal with expensive tours. It was excellent!
We walked to the New ADO station on our last day (8-10 min) to catch a bus to Cancun Airport.
All in all, Sandro's place allowed us to have an enjoyable, yet economical vacation in PDC!
Great host, amazing flat & perfect location. We know Playa del Carmen well and next time I would definitely come back.
I have enjoyed a wonderful stay at Viva Maria. The apartments are perfect for either a short or longer (if you are lucky!) stay.
For me, the location is perfect. Close to the beach and nightlife, but in a nice, quiet and shady part of town.
Sandro is a very friendly, welcoming host who is happy to go the extra distance to make sure that his guests are happy.
I travel here often to dive the cenotes. I will definitely be back to stay at Viva Maria!
Great place to stay. Near the main area of playa del Carmen. Hazel free experience.
Our stay here was wonderful. Sandro kept in contact with us as we were arriving, showed us our place and gave us some great tips for our stay. He was gracious enough to let us keep our bags there past our check out time so we didn't have to carry them the whole day before our 2330 bus ride, and invited us to refresh ourselves with the shower when we returned for the bags. All of the facilities were just what we needed, and the AC helped us settle in. We will definitely be staying with Sandro at Viva Maria again!
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About the Host, Sandro
Hi, I'm Sandro, I'm italian and y fell in love with Playa del Carmen, I've been here for the last twelve years and I love my easy life riding bicycle from home to work or to the beach, no need of a car, every morning I walk to the beach at 7 am, swim a little and then I go to work, 1 block from the beach, three blocks from home.
I'd like to share my experience and my house with people from everywhere, tu casa is 5 minutes walk to Mamita's Beach, Playa Mamitas.
I came here like everybody and stayed in an hotel, got back to work.
Once I came to Playa for 2 weeks and rented a place near here.
That was long time ago.
I'm still here, thanks Playa.
See you here.
Sono innamorato di Playa del Carmen, della mia vita senza auto, in bicicletta da casa al lavoro alla spiaggia, tutte le mattine vado a farmi una nuotata prima di andare in ufficio.
Voglio condividere la mia esperienza con ospiti di tutto il mondo, la mia casa si trova a 5 minuti di cammino, 3 in bici, da Playa Mamitas