I was born and raise in Minneapolis MN moved to Playa del Carmen 16 yrs ago were I meet Alberto married him and have two great kids, we love to travel and use airbnb in our most recent trips.
Julie is an excellent host. She responded to me right away whenever I had questions and was very accessible, even leaving a phone at the house for emergencies. Her place and neighborhood were exactly as described. It's a great area with all kinds of restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance.
Exactly what we were looking for in Playa! Great experience. Julie and her husband were very helpful and responsive hosts. They provided a local phone, maps to make it easier to get around, offered good suggestions on local eateries and activities. The house is charming, homey and located in a great neighborhood, very quiet, safe and private, easy access to the beach and town. We had 2 adult couples, so we had a lot of space. The house is very roomy and well decorated with local art. The space could easily work for families with kids too. June weather was hot and humid, so the A/C in the house was great! The house has great amenities like wifi, TV, pool, bbq, cleaning service - all in working order. We had a couple minor issues with the bathrooms and our hosts took care of them quickly. The pictures of the house are a good representation. I recommend renting a car in this area, there is so much to see and do within a 1hr radius. Plus it makes getting into town faster. One nice thing about the house is the empty lot in front, which make the house feel less crowded and still allows for ocean view. No real negatives to report, the house could use a little updating outside and maybe some fresh paint, but it's in good shape. If you're looking for high end luxury, this is not the place (compared to others in the area), but it was perfect beach house for us for a week. Would absolutely recommend it to friends, family and would stay again!
My husband and I stayed in Julie's studio for a whole week and had a wonderful time. It was perfect. Short walk to the beach and la quinta, close to tons of local restaurants, grocery store, etc. The space is equipped with everything (fridge, toaster over, coffee machine, etc.), and has a nice garden terrace in the back. It is very private and is located in a safe neighborhood.
Julie was a wonderful host. She was very quick to reply to all of our emails and met us at our arrival. She took the time to explain everything to us and give us some nice recommendations. Thanks Julie for a wonderful stay!
It was very nice to stay at this place. Julie is very nice and helpful! The property is at perfect location, safe. I liked the ambiance a lot. It’s very spacious, equipped with all the things we want such as a/c, wifi, kitchen comfortable bed and furniture. She kept some snacks for us. Julie has nice recommendations for eat and things to do. It’s very nice of her that she even allowed us to use her cell phone. She had nice bike that my friend enjoyed pretty much! There are some nice books to read too! Our stay was very good and I strongly recommend this place.
Even the apartment didn't had any reviews, we took it, since Julie has very good ratings at all the other ones.
Julie was a really good host, flexible with arrival times, always reachable by phone and she organized an doctor within 30 min. as our kid got sick. Here have been even some refreshment beer in the fridge on arrival. ;)
The apartment itself is like advertised. Really beautiful and functional. To make it short, some facts that would be important to us:
+ feels like beeing home in Playa de Carmen and to relax
+ really nice lightning
+ all things in place to cook nice things yourself
+ except one room, nobody can look inside of the apartment
+ beach is really easy reachable
+ the beach has a lifeguard (but was no always there)
+ the surrounding area is really nice too
+ down town easily reachable by feet, or taxi (~35 peso in town, ~70 to the apartment)
+ 5 th avenue within minutes
- the lower level of railing on the balcony is partly quite high, I would be afraid that toddlers could squeeze trough
- the ladder to the top terrace broke, but Julie promised to let it repair
- stairs to the apartment a little bit tight with big luggage
Really recommended for couples or family up to 2 kids.
We have raves reviews for Julie's place in Playa del Carmen! Renting a place on AirBNB versus the small hotel room we normally do was the best decision ever! Plenty of space to lounge around, coffee pot, a veranda to read and drink beers or morning coffee and best of all a washer & dryer! The apartment was an easy walk from upper 5th Avenue and close to several great restaurants (favorites by the locals). Julie was helpful and timely in getting us checked-in and acquainted. We plan to be back in September for whale shark diving and will stay in this perfect bungalow again!
Excellent location! Near the beach, La Quinta Avenue, ADO bus station, ferry to Cozumel, taxi central, private pool, etc. Best of all it's in a quiet and secure zone (Playacar), which means you can walk to all the action of La Quinta and afterwards retreat to your quiet retreat in Playa. The flat had excellent amenities, its rustic design added to the charm of the location. Julie was a joy to communicate with, very professional and friendly. We had an excellent time!
We had an excellent stay! Julie arranged transportation, came to greed us on our arrival and provided lots of information around the area. The place itself is exactly as seen in picture and located at a very convenient area with everything close by or short taxi ride away
El apartamento de Julie fue perfecto para nuestra estadía en Playa del Carmen. Comienzo por decir que la comunicación con Julie por medio de Airbnb es muy eficaz y pronta. Sus instrucciones en cuanto a la ubicación del apartamento y como obtener acceso una vez habiendo llegado son muy claras. Bebidas en el refrigerador fueron de complemento gratuito de parte de Julie lo cual fue muy fino de su parte. En cuanto al apartamento, su ubicación es PERFECTA! Existen Muchísimas cosas accesibles como restaurantes locales, tiendas, supermercado a unas 5 cuadras de distancia (es muy facil tomar el bus por solo 5 pesos) y esta a unas 3 cuadras de distancia de la famosa 5a Ave. Su apartamento cuenta con todo lo necesario y es muy bonito y acogedor. Nos gusto mucho poder optar de tomar un desayuno afuera en el balcón, pasar un momento ameno en la terraza. El precio es justo para lo que el apartamento de Julie ofrece. Me gusto mucho saber que le podía contactar muy fácil si era necesario ya que Julie mantuvo un teléfono en el apartamento y aun así Julie no es de esas dueños de propiedades que te estarán molestando o llamando cada día, lo cual te hace sentir realmente como que estuvieras en tu casa. En pocas palabras RECOMIENDO EL APARTAMENTO DE JULIE AL 100%.
Julie's place is fabulous! Though not quite beach front, it is easily and quickly accessible. This apartment is within close walking distance to everything you need and the place was VERY clean and luxurious. Julie did an exemplary job of making sure we were taken care of, she responds almost within seconds to any maintenance problems and even helped arrange our transportation back to the airport. I highly recommend!! Thanks Julie, I will be back!
Hola a todos les comento q Julie es una persona muy formal y comprometida con los espacios q ofrece, lo que les garantiza una estancia espectacular de descanso y diversión.
Julie is a wonderful host, and very trustful person.
You will find her place brand new and beautiful, and share a great experience.
What can I say about Julie, other that she's a wonderful and amazing person, extremely dedicated in what she focus on, reliable, fun, great friend and partner.
That's some of the many reasons why I Love her.....
Alberto G (The Husband)