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Travel alot, self employed, internet is a must at the places i stay.
Lived in Italy, Venezuela; Canada; Mexico, Switzerland and in Spain.
Currently back in Playa del Carmen
Speak Spanish Italian and English.
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Condo was clean and there were lot of space for 6 of us. Francesco was really helpful and answered every questions we had. Location is really good, in the middle of everything. Because the condo is located on the 5th Ave we hear a bit of music in few nights, but it didn't bother us. The best part of the condo was the rooftop, we really liked it.
Me & two girlfriends stayed for 4 days to attend a wedding. The condo was spacious and in an ideal location. It was in the heart of downtown on 5th Avenue with great people watching, shopping and dining. Before arriving, Francesco sent detailed instructions and gave wonderful recommendations of attractions and restaurants. I highly suggest doing the Rio Segreto tour to see the underground caves and cenotes. One of the best suggestions was to try the freshly squeezed juice and food at DAC. For breakfast and after dinner coffee and dessert, we went to Chez Celine every morning for the divine pastries and came back after a hearty Mexican meal for coffee and dessert (try the lemon tart)! Also, I suggest you accept Francesco's kind offer to book transportation to and from the apartment. It made our trip less stressful.
One thing I really like is that the condo is just less than 5 minutes walk to Kool Beach and Mamita's Beach - amazing white sand and warm water - and that beach towels are provided. We didn't know so brought our own towels. Although the condo has three patios, we ended up hanging out at the beach or local restaurants. However, it's a wonderful amenity to have after a long day at the beach to go back and hang your towels to dry on the balcony while sipping a glass of wine or beer and sit on the lounge chair or just looking down on 5th Avenue and watch the passersby.
One thing to note is that there are a lot of places that play loud techno beats until 3-4 am. You can hear the noise even if you close the metal shutters which help muffle the sound. Just be aware if you are a light sleeper so bring ear plugs. Also, the water pressure upstairs bathrooms are not powerful so we all ended up using the downstairs bathroom. Not a problem for us.
Overall, we had such a great time in PDC and great stay at Francesco's. It was really nice to meet Francesco and chatted with him while we wait for our driver to pick us up. I recommend this condo to my friends and would like to come back soon!
Everything was relax, there was no stress for the keys, for the check-in, or check-out.
The appartment was as described, very practical, big enough for 6 people, and the area was very pleasant, the paartment is very well located.
Le logement était bien décrit, le quartier plutôt bruyant mais à proximité de la plage et des services.
I have been to Playa three times since 2013, and this condo has been by far the best experience. It is beautifully decorated and maintained, and it's all about LOCATION! You will not find a better located unit in this price range ...I guarantee it! Francesco was very patient and good to work with. The booking and checking-in were a breeze, and I want to come back again and again to stay in this condo!!! Don't think twice, just book it.
Only con, the wi-fi is spotty, so don't plan to work from here.
We stayed at Condo Italy for a week, travelling as a couple with a baby along with grandma and another couple. It was a perfect getaway from winter and we all truly enjoyed the place. Really well located, close to the beach, walking distance to good restaurants and small cafés. The apartment offers great living space and is well equiped. We were also provided with some excellent tips and ideas to enjoy our Mexican experience a bit more genuinely. Would definitely recommend to our friends.
We stayed at Condo Palma for 18 nights in February and absolutely loved it. Great location and only 5 minute walk to the beach.
The condo was very clean and well stocked with all the amenities. ( water, paper towel, toilet paper, garbage bags etc). There were also a generous supply of beech towels and bath towels. We especially enjoyed the outdoor spaces. The rooftop had an awesome view.
Francesco was great to deal with and we would definitely rent the condo again. This was our 4th condo rental in Playa del Carmen and definitely our favorite.
Es la segunda vez que nos alojamos en la casa de francesco!! siempre impecable, siempre limpia tal cual son las fotos. siempre estuvo a nuestra disposicion, es mas, nos consiguio una parrilla que como argentinos estamos muy agradecidos. por supuesto volveremos el año que viene al mismo lugar!!
My family and I had an absolutely perfect time staying at Condo Palma. Francesco was a fantastic host - he and his staff were very quick to respond and readily available when we had any questions. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
This home was incredible! The beds were comfortable, the living room was spacious, hanging out on the balcony was fun and the best part was being right on 5th avenue!
My family enjoyed every minute of being in Playa Del Carmen and we can't wait to go back.
Likfe Francesco says, Chez Celine has great breakfasts! Get there early or take it to go. El Fogon was one of our favorite restaurants. Authentic, delicious and filling.
Hosting Francesco was an easy experience. The fact that he has AirBNB vacation spots of his own, he understood the whole procedure. I showed him and his beautiful family everything that the space offered, and he easily made himeself at home.
Hope you had a great trip Francesco!
Que familia mas simpatica!, hemos tenido buena conversacion y han dejado la casa muy limpia
Francesco es el huesped perfecto!!
Fantastic guest. No problems at all, completely hassle free.
Ha sido un gran huesped, atento y con facil accesibilidad.
Dejo la casa muy bien, cumplieron todas las normas de convivencia, lo recomendaria sin ningun problema.
Francesco is absolutelly perfect and very nice guest. I'm glad that I can meet him.
They was family very punctual, extra clean, comunicatives, happy, organized and esay going.....thanks for choose the apartment. You are welcome. Thanks very much.
Everything was OK. Francesco was amazing guest. We definitely would like to recommend them to host to anybody.
It was a pleasure hosting Silvia and her family. We're sure they enjoyed Lisbon.
I really was sad we didn't meet, it was a short notice stay and I just missed her, but she was a great guest, clean and treated the place with respect. great at all the communication and write afterwards to say what a good time she had had, and she loved the dogs...so all was good.
Francesco was a great guest. Would be wonderful to have him back.
Amazing apartmenb near the beach and the 5a av
I know Francesco for a long time and He is a respectable person. He has an international point of view and lot of experience in tourism business so he can give you wonderful tips for your journey.
This condo is amazing. My husband and I stayed there for a week on our (delayed) honeymoon and I could not have asked for more. The views are amazing and the condo is just a few minutes walk to the beach. The condo building has a beautiful pool, great workout room and parking. The staff who work at the building are friendly and we felt very safe there. This condo is in the best location because it's so close to the beach and walking distance to the downtown area of Playa del Carmen, but off the main street a few blocks so it's quiet when you're in the condo. Franco is friendly, trustworthy and someone I would rent from again and again. He's very accessible and easy to communicate with because he speaks Italian, Spanish and English.
I met Franco during his stay in switserland. We learnd paragliding together and had a lot of fun. He is very uncomplicatet and outgoing. I can recomend him as a guest and as host.
What a great guy - and what a great guest! It was an absolutely pleasure meeting Franco and I would love to accommodate him at any time in the future - he will always be welcome!!! I can also recommend him as a guest to any host (you can't have anyone better to take care of your place!)
Silvia is an amazing, cultured woman who is spirited and easy to get along with. She is quick to smile or laugh and I've always loved spending time with her in the Mexico Riviera Maya. Ciao Silvia! Steph
I've been at Silvia's place in Playa del Carmen some year ago and it was amazing! The apartment is cozy and the location is the best you can find around. It is on the pedestrian 5th avenida and just 1 minute (by walk) from the beach. The Jacuzzi on the rooftop is a jewel, with the view of the city and the sea. Also, Silvia is a helpful and nice person. No, she's really fantastic!
I have known Franco for over 15 years, great guy- very gracious and very respectful.
Franco when you are in NYC you have a place to stay!
Fantastic guy, loves travel and an adventure.
Always on hand to help a damsel in distress!
Knows the ins and outs of the travel business personally and professionally
I met Franco in Mexico years ago, and since then we become really good friends!
Franco is extremely easygoing and funny.
He's a traveler and he knows the meaning of respect for places, things and people.
We traveled together all over the world and he's curiosity for culture, people, life style, food has made the travels more easy and fun! He's a nice guest. No doubt!