Stunning condo 3 blocks from the beach and the famous 5th ave and only steps to the pool:) Modern, clean, well appointed, stocked & impeccably maintained. Gated complex, huge pool, 24 Hr. security. Sorry, adult only, no smokers or pets PLEASE.
The Mayan Riviera is home to Playa del Carmen and our condo, we call her CONDO LÍMON, in honour of those wee little limes that go into margaritas:) Condo Limon (the complex is called Los Pelicanos) is a - 2 bedroom, 3 bath, 1100 square foot (102 m2) condo. It is within 3 blocks of anything you need such as THE BEACH, groceries, laundry, coffee shops, restaurants etc. and the famous 5th avenue (AKA “keenta”).
Our condo is a ground floor unit right next to the pool (which you will have all to yourselves a lot of the time). It is a small gated complex with 24hr security. Each room has a king bed, private bathroom, individual remote controlled air conditioner, ceiling fan and blackout blinds. The living room has a 32” flat screen TV (note, we have no TV/cable- but tons of movies for your use-bring your own if you like, or many guests have been bringing their Apple TV or Chromecast boxes) and a very nice stereo system with MP3 pin connector and more. The condo is VERY well appointed, fully equipped, with all amenities from blenders to boogie boards and everything in-between. Some of the highlights are a Cuisinart 4 in 1 Panini maker/griddle and marine grade stainless steel propane BBQ , hot air popper, Oster blender, and G2 cutlery. Also note all the cutlery matches, as do the pots- PC copper-bottom imported set-:) I don't think anyone wants crappy kitchenware even if you are not planning on cooking anyway - giggle! We also keep it stocked with the regular stuff: dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towel, and some wines too.
You do not need a car, but we have a private parking stall if you need one. Also, across the street we have a public fitness park with a running track, soccer field, 2.5 tennis courts, and basketball and racquetball courts as well. It’s all FREE to use. If you are a runner, the rubber track is a nice addition. We have 2 Specialized hard-tail mountain bikes for your use as well.
Our condo is NON SMOKING/NO SMOKERS and ADULTS ONLY, NO PETS and a MAXIMUM of 4 guests.
This is our home away from home and will one day be our actual home. As such, we have furnished and equipped the place with tasteful (and nice) stuff. The complex is in a residential area and is next to a school; please expect normal residential living noise.
Playa del Carmen is 45 minutes south of Cancun airport and very easy to get to by bus (cheap), or cab/shuttles. We are located on the Yucatan Peninsula, which is the birth place of the Maya, and home to their ancient ruins.
Across a short stretch of ocean is the island of Cozumel, which is the start of the Mesoamerican Reef, 2nd longest barrier reef in the world. Brimming with colourful sea life, beautiful coral and the amazing turtles; eight of the nine turtle species in the world can be found here. “Playa” is a perfect jumping-off point for day trips to the ruins, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, the Cooking School in Puerto Morelos, or for the more adventurous, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
We have traveled extensively through the entire Yucatan, and also have spent a great deal of time exploring Belize, Honduras and Guatemala. Ruins are my specialty and we have been to some of the most remote ones on the Yucatan. Whether you like to have help with things or are a "do it your-selfer" I can help. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for suggested itineraries, restaurants, sites, travel info etc., I love to play ‘tour guide’
We have a nice mix of folks here in the complex; Canadians, Italians, Americans, Mexicans, and a smattering of other nationalities. Everyone seems to be like-minded and helpful.
There is nothing easier to do in Playa than "getting around" Firstly, you can do just about everything on foot, or you can take a cab for cheap anywhere. The price is controlled, so you don't get 'ripped off' if you know the price. On the highway there are collectivos (mini buses) running from Cancun to Tulum. For those that like to drive, car rentals are a dime a dozen, and the ADO bus will take you all the way to Belize or up to Mexico City and beyond...
We have rented a lot in the past and know exactly what it is like to spend your holiday dollar on a place that has 3 forks (all bent), no toilet paper and "off-white" sheets. DO NOT FEAR this will never happen in Condo Limon- EVER!!!
The beach just 3 blocks away and here at the condo we have beautiful common area with loungers/tables and huge pool, and an outdoor fitness park across the street, all FREE to use.
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I live just outside Playa del Carmen most of the year, so can help with just about anything. We also offer airport pickup for $75 CDN- especially nice for those new to Mexico and its ways:) We love helping to plan road trips to the more remote destinations. Ruins are MY PASSION.
I also will not interfere at all if you prefer to just discover everything on your own, like a great adventure.
Power Costs: PLEASE NOTE, we currently allot you 100 Kwh per week FREE for 2 guests, and an additional 12.5 for each additional guest . Sorry, but we will charge for usage over that amount at 25.00 pesos per Kwh. If you use the A/C conservatively, and do not leave it on all day, you will not have an issue. We just try to discourage those that take advantage. Our average guest usage is ~ 80-90 Kwh and in 8 years we have only had 2 guests go over that amount. THANK YOU for your understanding.
Our condo is fully stocked for your convenience. This includes, but is not limited to: hand soap, toilet paper, some spices, paper towel, cleaning supplies, cool appliances like a Cuisinart 5 in 1 Griddler with waffle plates, several bottles of VINO and more... I will have 3 x 5 gallon jugs of water ready for you. When you get low on water, you can let me know or just replace them 'curbside'. We think it's pretty special to have a stocked condo!
Very important, this is an ADULT ONLY, NON SMOKING, NO PET condo. We do not rent this condo to people who smoke! Might sound like we are no fun, but we have family that have health issues. We love hosting guests, but please we ask that you treat our home with care and respect . NOTE: special weekly cleaning is included at no charge to you, but it's not guaranteed. We make every effort to ensure it is taken care of, but unforeseen things do come up. We ask the sheets and towels are taken to the local laundromat, or sometimes I just pick them up. The little washing machine in the condo is only for your small personal items. Also we currently include 100 Kwh of electricity/power per week for FREE- see details above.
Lastly, this is a condo complex and there are common condo rules, e.g noise after 10, pool times, no laundry hanging outside, no glass by the pool- these must be adhered too. If any penalties are handed out for failure to complain- I will intervene, but you will be responsible for those fees ok :( Security will give you a copy of the rules when you arrive. I can also provide them. Remember these rules make our complex a great place to vacation. I am sure you understand.
CHECK-OUT/CHECK-IN: Please let us know if prefer or need different times; we will let you know if we can make it work ok!
Travel nuts are my favourite people, love adventure, good food, great wine and cheap shorts? I say, " Move, Walk, Run, Fly, if you don't the world will go by and you will not see it, AND the world will not see YOU." I would LOVE to meet YOU. Life is too short not to spend some time seeing the world!