About this listing
A gorgeous, fully equipped one bedroom apartment, only a four-minute walk to the stylish shopping and restaurants on 5th Avenue (La Quinta) — one more minute brings you to the unparalleled beauty of the world-famous beach, Playa Mamitas. Also only five minutes to huge grocery store.
The building has some of best equipped units in Playa — just bring your toothbrush and you’ll be all set for your vacation in paradise!
It's the ideal place to leave like a local 5 minutes from the beach.
This beautiful, new building has six comfortable, well-equipped units, each with a private patio or balcony overlooking the garden, which has a charcoal BBQ and outdoor dining area for 12, plus a sink and shower, for you to enjoy at your leisure. The unit is ideal for an extended stay and has its own large outdoor space with a colourful table that seats four for outdoor eating and living.
Located in downtown Playa del Carmen, five blocks from the stunning white sand and turquoise water of Mamitas Beach and three blocks from the chic Little Italy section of 5th Avenue, this one-bedroom condo has a king size bed and a foldout futon sofa for children or a third guest.
Amenities: Fully equipped kitchen, gas oven, microwave, blender, full size refrigerator, new remote-controlled A/C in living area and bedroom, flatscreen TV with DVD player in bedroom, 32-inch flatscreen TV in living area, Wi-Fi internet throughout, laptop-size safe for your valuables, private outdoor space with table and chairs, and free use of the common BBQ/patio area.
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.
One weekly cleaning and towel/bedding change is included; daily maid service can be arranged for as low as US$15 plus laundry.
Large grocery superstore called Mega is only three minutes away, and Walmart is an easy walk of less than 10 minutes. US$3 taxi ride will get you home with your groceries and there are plenty of restaurants (550 at last count) within easy walking distance, from local taco stands to high-end steakhouses.
Evolve Dream Gym is only three blocks away and is open all week from 6 am to 10 pm — it’s a well-equipped, body builder-friendly environment and has daily and monthly passes available (US$50/month).
We have a special agreement with the Cuban-Mexican Medical Center for neurology, ozone therapy and dentist services.
Transfers from Cancun airport can be arranged, US$65 one way for a private car for up to 3 people with luggage or US$80 for a private van for 4 to 10 people with luggage. Our drivers know our location exactly and they'll be in touch with me to make our encounter easier. Luxury transportation is available; quotes on request.
If there are any items that you wish to find in your fridge upon arrival, just contact us before you arrive and we'll do the shopping for you.
You will enjoy the benefits of renting an apartment, not a hotel room. You can have visitors at your place in full privacy as long as you respect the house rules and any neighbours.
Our guest can use the BBQ area with common garden and patio table for free.
50% discount on Mamita’s Beach Club beach chairs and umbrella rentals for our guests. Just ask.
Free access to the nearby sports stadium where you can practice running, tennis, basketball, soccer, etc.
Daily tours and private tours are available at our travel and concierge agency; it’s on the way to the beach and is open from 9 am to 7 pm.
Interaction with guests
Our office is located on the way to the beach, we're open from 9 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday, and we close at 2 pm on Saturdays. There you'll find everything you need during your stay such as maps, tours, travel arrangements, car rentals, etc.
I live on the top floor of the building, so if you need anything you can just ring my bell and come over for a coffee. I like to meet new people, and am friendly and approachable.
Viva Maria is located in the very heart of Little Italy, three blocks from 5th Avenue, and is near enough to easily walk to the center but far enough not to be disturbed by the nightlife. Shopping centers, minimarkets and supermarkets are all within a short distance or a few blocks away. The area is very secure, and you will encounter no problems walking around.
If you prefer the real Mexico, and not the tourist spots, there are plenty of small Mexican and ethnic restaurants with a block or two of the building, In fact, you can be at two of the most recommended restaurants in town — Los Aguachiles and El Fogon — in less than 2 minutes (OK, you’ll probably get to Los Aguachiles in less than 1 minute!).
Don't miss breakfast pork sandwiches 2 blocKs 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.
Less than two blocks from our place you'll find all kinds of public transportation, buses, minibuses and taxis pass by all day and night. Buses and minibuses cost 25 cents per person, taxis 35 pesos per ride within city center limits (US$1 = 19 pesos) 50 pesos if you go farther. You won't need that anyway, as we are so close to everything. You can go out walking, use bikes or skates, or hop on a moped as we all do here, everything can be easily rented, just ask.
If you have a car, we have parking right in front of the building.
Other things to note
Playa (that's what we call Playa del Carmen) is the ideal spot for medium to long term vacations. One week, one month, one year, that's what I did. I came for an unforgettable vacation 17 years ago…and I never left. You’ll love it here too.
The apartment has everything you need and if there is anything more you possibly require, that can usually be arranged within 5 minutes.
We ask you to be polite to who lives around us, the apartments grant maximum privacy and we ask you to respect the other guest's and neighbour's.
Arrival check in and departure check out have to be scheduled, these are apartments, there's no reception.
25 U$ 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.
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