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.
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.
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!
This is simply the best place to stay in Playa De Carmem! The apt is clean, close to everything, good size perfect for a couple or two friends! The neighborhood is a dream with cafes to eat and completely safe! I stayed with my girlfriend and we loved being so close to fifth ave where all the restaurants and clubs are! It's also so close to the farry to get to Cozumel which I suggest to go to for the day! Sandro was so nice and helpful, he went over everything and made sure we had anything we needed! He was very helpful giving us directions and suggestions where to go and what to see! A must rent place! It's perfect!!
I was very pleased with apartment and the host Sandro. First of all, I was lost and running late when arriving to Playa Del Carmen. Sandro came met me and guided me to the apartment. The apartment is in a great central location and has parking. Everything was as it appeared in pictures. The interior was clean and comfortable. The wifi was strong threw (website hidden) in living and bedroom. The king bed was comfortable (firm). The balcony was a pleasant bonus. The way the back slider opens you have indoor/outdoor thing going on. It's nice. Thanks Sandro for all the advice.
El departamento es muy comodo y limpio esta realmente en una zona muy tranquila y caminable. Shanty y Junior fueron muy amables y ayudaron en todo asi como Snadro el dueño que ayudo siempre que lo necesitamos.
Si quieren ahorrar este departamente es perfecto para cocinar el desayuno. la quinta avenida esta a 4 calles y mamitas a 6 cuadras.
We had a great stay! Thank you so much! A wonderful apartment within easy walking distance to the beach (we recommend hanging out at Kool for the afternoon). If you are looking for an experience other than what a resort offers, give this a try. We enjoyed 30 Ave even more than 5th. Wifi has a very good signal if you need to do any business while you are on holidays.
We had a wonderfull time in Playa. We stayed 15 days in Sandro's appartment. The location is perfect, close to everythingt in a quiet area ( we slept windows opened). 5 minutes walking distance to the 5th av and the Mega store. The appartment is very nice, better than the pictures and well organized. Sandro is a very good host. He was there to welcome us and gave us informations about Playa del Carmen. We surely will book this place again in the future.
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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
Best typical restaurant in town, there's 2 of them. Ask for fresh tuna tostadas, tempura fish or shrimp tacos,(pescado ensabanado, camaron ensabanado), cheviches, fried fish
Public stadium, free access to open air courts for wall tennis, tennis, squash, basketball, football (soccer), running course. 10 dollars per week classes of: all dance, martial arts, drums class.
Cheap no brand pharmacy with medical consultation, doctors availables 24/7. In fornt of it, dentists, clinics.
Fresh fruit and vegetables, biological products, vegetarian and veganos items, they have a restaurant outside serving juices, smoothies, brekfast, fruits and vegetable plates. Delicious and natural
Tacos, 10 dollars for complete dinner
Again fresh fruit and vegetables, oldest fruit restaurant in Playa del Carmen, everything's good and cheap
True french bakery with restaurant, grab your french baguette to go or sit down and order, everything is fully worth it.
Salsa y Mojito, dance and drink, cuban typical restaurant, copy of world famous Bodeguita del Medio La Habana Cuba
Your concierge agency while in Playa del Carmen, grocery pre buy, airport transportation, car moped and bike rental, money exchange, daily tours and private tours, CUBA SPECIALIST tailor made vacation
Grocery, fruit, shops
L'espresso buono, specialista in cioccolato.
Best expresso in town, chocolate specialists
Every guest asks for the famous mystic restaurant La cueva del Chango, walk down to 5th avenue and take left (north) until 38th then go right half a block
Get down at this bus station, there's 2 of them, ask for ADO AVENIDA 20. Walk out and stop a cab, that'll cost 25 pesos. If taxi is parked at taxi site, expect 35 to 40 pesos.
The only 5 star all inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen. Thai restaurant is open to public and it's excelent.
Best known beach club in Playa, our guest will receive a 50% discount on daily beach chair and umbrella rental, 4 dollars a day for 2 beach chair and one umbrella.
Mamitas is famous for concerts, BPM
Walmart accepts dollars at high rates
Ideal for a walk with kids, play area steps from the beach or walk up to the pier.
Ideale per passeggiare con i bimbi, giardinetto sl molo raramente usato delle navi da crociera, 10 minuti da casa.
Bank, atm, money exchange