About this listing
One bedroom apartment 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.
Walking distance to anywhere, beach, shops.
Beautiful, brand new and very comfortable apartment on the second floor 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 area.
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.
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
Our office is located on the way to the beach, we're open 9 am to 7 pm monday to friday and we close at 2 pm on saturdays. Here you'll find everything you need during your stay, maps, tours, travels, car rental.
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 and ethnic restaurants 1 block from the house.
Don't miss breakfast pork sandwiches 2 blokcs away at Primo's mobile family tricycle restaurant or fruit saladas at Dac and Nativos restaurants, try Orange Cafe's and Papa Charly's specialities all day long.
On the corner you'll also find argentinian steak house with tango lessons twice a week and best italian gelato in town but made by and argentinian.
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 you to be polite to who lives 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 U$ CHARGE for arrivals or departure at night time, from 10pm to 7am, same charge applies for over one hour delay on scheduled time.
Electricity usage is included up to 5 Kilowatts per day; we do that to encourage fair usage and safe our planets resources.
Do not slam doors or gates, it's easy to hold them and gently close them.
Between 10pm and 8am 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 $40 will be charged to anyone not cleaning their own mess by 10am ext day.
Parking is a common area of the building, will you please leave enough space for other guests, do not park on walkways and please avoid using the horn.
For those who order food or other delivery services, please be waiting for your delivery outside in order to prevent other guests and neighbours from being disturbed, as the practice is that delivery boys use the horn to let people know they have arrived.
SMOKING IS ALLOWED ONLY ON TERRACES AND OPEN SPACES: ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING INSIDE THE UNITS, U$ 250 WILL BE CHARGED TO DEEP CLEAN INTERIORS IN CASE OF SMOKING.
REGULAR ELECTRICITY USAGE IS INCLUDED UP TO 5 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. PRICE PER EXTRA KW IS 4 PESOS EACH.
From Dec 23, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Bel appartement. Très propre et bien équipé. Situé dans un quartier tranquille et à proximité de tout. Sandro est très sympathique. Je recommande cet endroit pour des longs séjours.
Sandros apartment was perfect for our stay in Playa! It was exactly like the pictures. He was very welcoming and gave great recommendations for restaurants and local activities/sightseeing. He was always available for questions and very friendly. The Apartment was on a nice, quite street just a few blocks from the beach and 5th avenue. And there were yummy resturants and a gelato shop just a half block away! I would definitely stay here again !
We arrived at Playa a day earlier than planned, and were able to go through airbnb's instant booking to lock this apartment within minutes. Sandro was very accommodating. The apartment is decorated warmly, with a large bed, nice kitchen area, TVs in the livingroom and bedroom, plenty of space for storage and lounging around, including out on the porch. The apartment is perfectly located in downtown Playa, so we were able to orient ourselves while discovering the main walking streets lined with bars and restaurants, as well as the near by beach. We only wish we could have stayed here a couple more nights!
The apartment was just as described, very clean and beautifully decorated. Sandro was welcoming and allowed provided great tips to us. The apartment is well located and a short walk to fifth avenue.
Sandro's place was great! Everything was as described, nice peaceful location away from 5th ave, but still close to everything. Sandro responded immediately to any questions we had. Great host!
My boyfriend and I just got home from a week long stay at Sandro's condo in Playa Del Carmen. The condo looked exactly like it did in the pictures and was very clean. There was a nice little balcony that we enjoyed using and the bed was very comfortable. The apartment was in a very nice and quiet location. It took us about 5 minutes to walk to the beach, where we rented chairs at Be Kool Beach Club 2 out of the three days we spent on the beach. There also is a soccer field/track complex right near his condo that is great for exercising! We were able to walk to Mega to get groceries and other items that we needed in about 10 minutes, and if we had needed, there are taxi's waiting there to bring us back, but we always just walked. A couple recommendations for food nearby would definitely be Papa Charly's, which is a small little place with handmade pasta that is THE BEST we've ever had. We actually ate there two nights during our week long stay. I hear that they have a good lunch special, but we only went there for dinner. We also ate at El Fogon, which is authentic mexican food and right across the street from La Mega...also delicious! Sandro helped up set up a tour for the ruins and our airport transfer. He was very quick at responding and helped to answer all of my questions. I would recommend this place to any friends going to PDC.
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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