I'm from Monterrey, Mexico Housewife and proud mom of four children. Love painting and nature.
Judith is a very warm and lovely person! They even picked us up from the ADO bus stop. This condo is located at a prime location, it is close to nice beach club and it also leads to a small path to public beach (free), also it is a couple blocks from the 5th st. Washer/Dryer unit is all-in-one, so you don't need to worry about take them out to switch machine. The kitchen is fully equipped and it also comes with a blender! (This is very helpful for my vegan husband.)
This is unit is not facing the pool but we still have the access. Friday morning there is a cute Farmer's market by the pool.
Judith paints those loving wall arts herself! They are even better than the photos, they really bright up the place.
Thank you for letting us have this unforgettable trip!
Deborah's place is great. It's just a couple blocks from the beach, close to a nice breakfast place, and walkable to 5th Ave. Place is clean and comfortable and Deborah is a great host.
I was so pleased with Deborah's condo! Having just returned from two glorious weeks, I honestly couldn't have been happier. The condo was exactly as portrayed, extremely clean, well stocked and the location with exceptional. I travel solo, and not once felt unsafe or too far away from all the exciting things that beautiful Playa del Carmen has to offer. There was always a Security person on the grounds from 7pm to 7am and a Police Station is located directly across the street from the complex, safety was never an issue.
The beach, which is a mere 2 minute walk away was pristine and I walked north along the beach each morning, beautiful sugary sand and the gulf was so warm this year, I could actually hear the surf in the quiet morning hours. There are some quaint streets that lead to 5th Ave., that are well lit for evening walks back to condo after enjoying all the excitement that 5th Ave has to offer. The newer pool and gorgeous tropical garden at Les Alizes is perfect for days sunning yourself. There are several activities throughout the week that allows you to mingle with other guests, however you are never obligated to take part if that isn't your choice; wonderful massage's on Mondays, Sunday night gatherings for cocktails and snacks that guests prepare and share and the Friday morning market is marvelous with artisans selling their wares.
Deborah's condo which is located on the 2nd floor, shares a beautiful private patio with 2 other units and fortunately for me these units were not rented out for the great majority of my stay, allowing me to enjoy this area all to myself. There is a great deal of storage and although this is a studio, I didn't find that not having a separate seating area was in any was a loss-I didn't go to this tropic paradise to sit inside. .
David, Deborah's property manager was most helpful during my stay, it seems he is always on site, keeping the grounds lovely, the pool crystal clear and always ready to help if needed. His English is limited, but no worse that my Spanish being limited.
If there was one issue, I would have to say wifi is a weak point; however I was able to get service at different area's around the pool and because of the wonderful community feel, people I met allowed me to use their wifi, no big deal.
Being a person that has always gone the All-Inclusive route in the past, I know having spent the past two weeks at Les Alizes my annual travel plans have taken on a whole new life and I would strongly recommend you give this location a try-you won't be disappointed. Enjoy!
Would I recommend Deborah's location? In a heartbeat!
This is practically brand new condo in perfect location. Apt is well equip and has 2 powerful air condition, we just used 1 and is enough to coll whole place in 5 min. Apt is on ground floor with metal bars all over - very secure.
You are 100 m from beautiful almost empty beach with white soft sand.Walk left with mils of it - not right - hundreds of people with every 10 m large speakers and loud music,dirty beach and water full of bouts. Is 2 km from main bus station - taxi cost 70 pesos
and 200 m from 5 th ave where you have all restaurants and cafe.
Is about 600m to main grocery store on 30/38 str- you will get everything there.
Minus- internet problems- no service or very slow ( lackey for us Debra help us and we got some service after all- Thanks Debra)
Unfortunately is common problem in Mexico.
Is large bedroom but double size bed and for two person ( unless you are on honeymoon )is a little (website hidden) enough space for king size bed and it will be perfect solution.
After all this is beautiful apt in perfect location - very quiet.
Mark from Canada
El departamento está a una cuadra y media de la playa y a 3 de dónde comienza la 5ta avenida, lo que nos resulto una óptima ubicación. Es espacioso y cuenta con todo lo necesario: desde toallas de playa hasta utensilios, un muy buen lavarropas y sillas + sombrilla. El complejo tiene una piscina donde se puede desayunar y enganchar internet. Nosotros ya sabíamos q en el departamento no funcionaba así q no fue una sorpresa (se trata de un tema de alcance y de que no dejan poner más antenas, como nos explico Deborah). Nuestra anfitriona fue súper amable y respondió rápidamente a consultas. Hasta nos dio recomendaciones muy buenas sobre lugares para visitar y comer. Lo recomendamos.
Deborah was lovely and very helpful. She helped us out very promptly when the hot water stopped running and gave great advice about what to see in the area. The apartment was great and fully equipped with everything we needed for our stay. I would definitely recommend this place!
Judith Deborah is the most accommodating and friendly host! Her apartment (we stayed in Casa Agave) is perfectly located and very nice, practical and clean. Perfect for a family of 3-4 or 2 couples.
She (and her family!) not only helped in making our stay a great experience - ie providing personal suggestions and tips of where to go and what to do - but also went out of her way to help us with stuff like calling to find the luggage that the airline had lost!
Judith Deborah and her family are so sweet and caring - they even came over with little nicely wrapped X-mas gifts to us! Wow!
Stayed in Dec'13 - Jan'14. Very nice location, 3-5 min to the beach, close to 5th avenue and far enough at the same time to stay in calm place. The only thing was wi-fi which is extremely weak in the room, that's something to be improved. Judith was very helpful, I enjoyed my stay.
Judith Deborah was a super friendly and helpful host. The apartment was clean and equipped with everything we needed, towels, sheets, drinking water etc even a party kit with balloons and hats for the upcoming new years celebrations. I would highly recommend people to stay there, it is super close to the beach and an 15min walk to the main city. There are also always taxis nearby if one does not want to walk.
Casa Toucanes was a great place to stay while on vacation in Playa del Carmen. The condo was centrally located, just steps away from great local restaurants, 2 minutes to 5th avenue (the main tourist area), and 5 minutes to the beach. The condo was very clean and comfortable and had everything within reach (and also had great wifi signal).
Deborah was a wonderful and very welcoming host; she provided us with her phone number and was quick to respond to emails (often responding in less than an hour). She also went above and beyond to help us find transportation when our airport shuttle failed to show.