Hello. My name is Karl and I am from Toronto, Canada. Like many foreigners, I have been adopted to Mexico and now call this country home. I enjoy sharing this beautiful and fascinating area with others, who are looking to travel on a budget.
Hello. My name is Karl and I am a native of Toronto, Canada. Like many foreigners, I have been adopted to Mexico and now call this country home. I would like to share this beautiful and fascinating area with others, who are looking to travel on a budget.
This 2 bedroom apartment is right on Constituyentes Avenue in beautiful downtown Playa del Carmen. There is a Mega Comercial Shopping center, the famous 5th Avenue, a ton of small shops not to mention the Caribbean Sea and the Cozumel Ferry Port, all within a few blocks from where you will be staying; no taxi required. This home is right in the heart of downtown, where you can enjoy authentic Mexican restaurants, street vendors and a variety of night life here in Playa Del Carmen. Go for lunch, do some shopping and walk 4 blocks to the beautiful turquoise water. In Playa Del Carmen you can enjoy a variety of different streets, boutiques, bistro style restaurants and night life.
This apartment is on the second floor of the complex and features 2 medium sized bedrooms, a full restroom with shower, a spacious open style living room and modern kitchen. The dining area seats 8 persons. The apartment is equipped with 2 mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans in all rooms to keep the condo comfortable. A quiet patio garden is very inviting for an afternoon dip in the pool, reading a book or maybe an evening drink. Cable TV, and a WIFI internet service is included. Also provided is a free laundry service for reservations for a week or longer.
For added security, I can lend you a local cell phone so that you can stay connected where ever you feel like wandering.
Significant savings when you stay one month or longer.
No Charge Services:
-Local cell phone
-Pick up and drop off from the bus terminal
-Local tour of the neighborhood.
-Cable TV and WIFI
Guests have full access to the courtyard, swimming pool, Wifi service and Cable TV.
Interaction with Guests
Except for rare occasions, I try to pick up my guests from the local ADO Bus Terminal for each stay. It is important to me to bring them to the condo, show them what they need to know and be available to answer questions or address concerns that they may have, in person. Then, I like to take my visitors for a quick tour of the neighborhood to show them where the main points of interest are. Things such as where the beach is, the Supermarket, Bank Machines and nearby Restaurants. This helps people feel more at home and secure. I always remain available to help during your entire stay, from the odd question to unexpected changes in your travel plans. I want your stay to be as perfect as possible.
This 2 bedroom apartment is located right on Constituyentes Avenue in beautiful downtown Playa del Carmen. Withing only a few blocks, there is a Mega Comercial Shopping Center, Walmart, Coco Bongo Night Club, the famous 5th Avenue, a ton of small shops, the Caribbean Sea and the Cozumel Ferry Port. No taxi required. This home is right in the heart of downtown, where you can enjoy authentic Mexican restaurants, street vendors and a variety of night life here in Playa Del Carmen. Go for lunch, do some shopping and walk 4 blocks to the beautiful turquoise water. In Playa Del Carmen you can enjoy the independence of being able to explore, boutiques, restaurants, night clubs, bars and local nature tours, etc.
For added security, I will can you a local cell phone so that you can stay connected where ever you feel like wandering.
There are taxis every where, as well as mini buses, but you will be staying so close to everything that you can easily walk to the downtown attractions without the need for public transportation.
Other Things to Note
Kaa Xel offers on premises parking in both front and rear parking lots. Coco Bongo, one of Playa del Carmen's largest nightclub attractions, is just 2 blocks away. Along with many restaurants and shops, the beach is also within walking distance.
The pool garden is a common area to be enjoyed by everyone. The administration of the condominium asks that all persons respect the following: Please avoid bringing drinking glasses or glass bottles close to the pool area. Cans are fine. Also, please respect the quiet environment, as everyone else in this building is there to relax too. Please no pets and no smoking within the apartment. I want all of my guests to enjoy a very clean, allergen-free apartment with each visit. Thank you.
Karl was a great host. Very hepful. He also arranged transfer for us and showed us Playa Carmen.Apartament is in a strategic position- close to everything. Supermarket, 5th Avenue and the beach.I recommend it to everyone.
When arriving at the bus terminal in Playa del Carmen, Karl picked us up promptly and brought us to the condo. He offered to take us on a tour of the area but since this wasn't our first time to PDC, we respectfully declined. Karl took the time to show us around the condo, showing us where the towels were and how to use the ac, coffee maker etc. Even had fresh flowers waiting for us in the common area. The condo looks exactly like the pictures, clean and well maintained. Karl made sure we had the water cooler was full with a extra bottle just incase - another great touch. Loved that the condo had WIFI, a tv with lots of Chanel's and a great little Bluetooth stereo system too. This condo is located literally blocks away from 5th Ave and a couple more blocks to the beach. Really LOVED the location!!! If you find yourself getting tired of the all inclusive resorts (like I was) this is definitely a great option. You will not be disappointed by Karl's hospitality. There's no question I will be staying here again.
The apartment was as advertised, good safe neighborhood (I felt safe in all of Playa) close to both the beach, shopping and food. Karl took us around town to show us the city and point out landmarks and interesting spots to make our stay better. I would rent this apartment again, couldn't have been happier.
Carl made everything to make us feel at home. I was very glad to get help with my lost bagage. The condo we rented was a great place to stay, close to everything (beach, supermarket, shops, restaurants). Even if it was very central it was calm in the house. The pool was a great place to cool down and you could just sit and read a book in the shade. Playa del Carmen had become a BIG Place since i was here 1991. You could find everything here. We can really recommend this Place to stay if you are in Playa del Carmen.
Karl was a great host, friendly, kind and very helpful. He took us in his car to see the village in order to show us all services nearby and places to go. He even helped us with our luggage.
The apartment is right like in the pictures, very convenient, quiet, comfortable, clean and only 3 minutes walking from the center of 5th avenue, or 5 minutes walking from the Mamitas beach.
My mom and I spent great holidays there.
Karl ha sido un fantástico anfitrión, simpático, amable y muy servicial. Nos llevó en su coche a ver el pueblo para mostrarnos todos los servicios de alrededor y lugares para ir. Incluso nos ayudó con el equipaje.
El apartamento es justo como en las fotos, conveniente, tranquilo, cómodo y limpio y a sólo 3 minutos a pié desde el centro de la 5ª avenida, o 5 minutos andando desde la playa de Mamitas.
Mi madre y yo hemos pasado unas excelentes vacaciones allí.
It was great! Karl was super nice and would check up on us every now and then. He offers to go pick you up at the bus station and give you a little tour of the town (we didn't need either but I thought it was great he offered). The place is really close to everything and there's always parking and security. It is pretty clean and in order. Overall it was a great stay!
We could not have asked for a better host. We have been traveling for almost 20 years.
Having had Mr. Karl Grebe as our host was the best experience ever. We are now lifetime friends.
His personal touches to make our stay perfect and memorable was way beyond the call of duty as host. He took personal our stay, provided us with a Mexico phone, to use during our stay, bottle water for our personal use, a flower arrangement for my wife, that almost floored her. We will forevermore stay with Mr. Grebe @ Playa del Carmen. We usually travel to "Playa". As the locals refer to Playa del Carmen about three times a year.
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I am Canadian. I grew up in Toronto. I lived in Toronto my whole life, until I traveled to Acapulco in 2008. After that trip, I fell in love with my wife and with Mexico. In 2009, I moved to Acapulco, but I soon learned that there were more opportunities in Playa del Carmen. I left the Pacific Coast, to go to the Atlantic Coast.
By profession, I am an Robot Programmer and was working in the Automation Field when the economic collapse occurred in 2009. I decided that it was time to buy a Spanish Dictionary and make the big move...I haven't looked back since.
I'm the type of person that enjoys different experiences and cultures. I like to travel and to do quality work. I like a challenge and a little adventure and one of my passions is renovating homes. I enjoy upgrading interiors and sharing beautiful spaces in this beach side city with others from around the world. I want to make your stay as perfect as possible.
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