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 fresh and luminous, 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 couch with coffee table in living area.
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.
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 $50 monthly fee for Evolve Dream Gym, locates 4 blocks away, open all week 6am to 10pm, a well equipped body builder friendly environment.
Special agreement with Cuban-Mexican Medical Center for neurology, ozone therapy and dentist services.
Ideal for extended stay.
electricity not included.
You rent an apartment not an hotel room. You can have visitors at your place in full privacy while you respect house rules and neighbours.
Our guest can use the bbq area and common patio table for free.
50% discount on Mamitas Beach Club beach chairs and umbrella rentals for our guests.
Free access to nearby sport stadium where you can practice running, wall tennis and tennis, basketball, soccer.
Daily tours and private tours are available at our travel and concierge agency on the way to the beach open 9 am to 7 pm.
Interaction with Guests
I live upstair and if you need anything you can just ring my bell and come over for a coffee. I always like to know new people.
Viva Maria is located in the very heart of Little Italy, 3 blocks from 5th avenue, near enough to walk to the center but far enough not to be disturbed by nightlife sounds. Shopping centers, minimarkets and supermarket are a few blocks away, at walking distance. The aerea is very secure, no problems walking around.
If you prefere the real not touristic Mexico, there's pleinty of small mexican restaruants 3 blocks from the house.
Two blocks from our place you'll find all public transportations, buses, minibuses and taxi pass by all day and night. Buses and minibuse cost 25 cents per person, taxis 25 pesos per ride within city center limits (1 U$=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.
We enjoyed staying in the apartment. Everything was as described. Great location, short walk to the beach, fifth avenue, Mega supermarket and ADO new bus station.
Sandro is an excellent host. We had an issue with the shower drainer, he fixed it very same day.
Great stay. Apartment in a fantastic area. Very secure and comfortable. Some problems with getting the DVD player to work but Sandro replaced it as soon as possible. Would happily stay here again.
I had a great experience at Sandro's. He was very welcoming and very attentive. The place was clean and well maintained. I will definitely be returning for my next trip!
The flat was clean and well furnished, close to the beach and main attractions. Sandro was also available when needed.
No complaints at all :)
Desde el primer mensaje Sandro me respondió muy rápido y resolvió todos mis preguntas de manera rápida y clara dándome todas las facilidades del mundo. Nos recibió SHANDY y nos atendió fenomenalmente, se portó muy bien con nosotros con una reserva que no pudo ser de otro departamento. Siempre estaba disponible.
Los departamentos Viva María están muy bien equipados para hacer tu vida independiente en Playa, cerca de todo y al mismo tiempo tranquilo. Lo recomiendo para parejas y familias. Hay algo que nos sorprendió y es que hay que pagar la electricidad aparte y esto puede hacer subir bastante el coste del apartamento, creo que seria mejor que en la publicidad se pusiera el precio final del departamento.
En conclusión el departamento es genial y Sandro y SHANDY te atienden fenomenalmente y son muy accesibles a todas las necesidades que surgen.
Sin duda repetiremos con ellos.¡
We were welcomed very warmly at the apartment which was nice as we arrived after an 11 hour bus drive. Everything was clean and ready for us in the apartment and Klaus showed us the important places in Playa on a map.
The apartment really is close to the 5th avenue and the beach, so that we had no trouble of walking everywhere.
Everything is exactly as shown on the pictures and we only have two minor things to critizice: One morning, we did not have water in the apartment, which was then repaired when we came back home in the evening, but still inconvenient. The other thing is the fact that we were not able to use the bikes as indicated in the description. As I said before, most places were in walking distance, but as it was one of the reasons, we chose this offer over another, we were a bit disappointed.
All in all, we can say that we really enjoied our stay in the apartment and can highly recommend it!
Hi Cora, thanks for you review. We apologize for the inconvinients. While for the water missing that was completely our of our hands, as here in Playa that may happen anytime, the problem was solved in few hours, we hired a water truck to fill up our water reserve beacuse it didn't come from public water for a week. We'll provide immediately to buy new bikes, as we were actually very lazy, a guest was stolen ione bike 3 week ago and we haven't acted yet. Thanks again, we needed a little push.
Wir haben ca. 1en Monat in einem Condo von Sandro verbracht und denken noch heute wehmütig an die Zeit zurück. Sehr, sehr sympathische Gastgeber und extrem hilfsbereit. Ein Wiedersehen steht ausser Frage! Die Condos sind extrem Preisgünstig und schön eingerichtet. Das Wohnhaus steht sehr zentral und verleitet einem auch mal abseits der berühmten 5 Strasse, Playa zu rekognoszieren. Wer genug hat von All inklusive Ferien im "geschlossenen" Hotel Resort und das wahre Leben in Playa del Carmen kennenlernen möchte, dem sei Sandros Adresse ans Herz gelegt. Viel Luxus für wenig Geld!!!
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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