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 first floor with direct acces to de patio garden 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.
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.
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!
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.
From Dec 23, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
The host is awesome! We received a very lovely welcome and felt right at home. The home was perfect for our needs. Great location, we did not need a taxi even once, we walked everywhere. Lovely art, comfortable bed, clean.... perfect!
Great apartment, great host! Would definitely stay here again. Thanks, Sandro!
Beautiful apartment in a great location! I would definitely stay here again!
Sandro met us personally ( and we also met the housekeeping lady ). He was very friendly and pleasant, spent time showing us the apartment and garden/BBQ area.
The apartment was basic but clean throughout and decorated in a Mexican style. Masses of coat hangers! Good airconditioning and excellent blackout shutters ( for late sleep-ins).
The area was in a leafy suburb and felt very secure and safe.
Sandro will provide transport to/from the airport at a cheaper rate than normal taxis.
The location of the apartment is great, close to the beach and the 5th Avenue but still far enough from the noise and the husstle. We enjoyed very much the terasse and the barbecue. The bed was very large and comfortable, even though I would prefer it was not covered with plastic, but anyway we slept very good. The host and his friend were very responsive and welcoming.
The kitchen could be a little bit more equiped for those traverlers who want to cook.
My stay was very pleasurable and relaxing. Mariella and Klaus were the perfect hosts. They were incredibly friendly and willing to share their insight of the area. The apartment was very clean and more than suitable for my needs. The Wi Fi was a plus and worked incredibly well. The location is great as it was only a few blocks from 5th Ave, the beach, supermarket and various other little convenience stores. Check out Chiltepín Marisquillos at 20th Ave and Calle 34. Tasty tacos!
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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