Affordable Paradise....steps from Best Beaches....

Affordable Paradise....steps from Best Beaches....


Property Details

Updated: Oct 4, 2014
Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 3 Sleeps

Mi Casa es su Casa! This lovely home away from home is regularly

refurbished and refreshed with new furnishings and accessories. If

your vacation plans include staying very near the fine sandy beaches

of the Mexican Caribbean this is the place for you.

This residence is one of twelve units in the Italian designed “La

Coccinella” complex. Look out into the lush garden courtyard and try

to decide if you want to relax in the pool or head down to Mamita’s

or Beach Tukan. If you choose a beach club, fifty pesos

(approx.$5.usd) will provide you with a chaise, a shady palapa and

prompt, friendly service. Enjoy the ‘scenery’, in and out of the

clear, warm, turquoise waters of ‘El Caribe’.

La Coccinella is nestled in what locals refer to as Quinta Nueva

or ‘new 5th Avenue’. Just off of Avenida 5th at Calle 28th you will

be staying in one of the newest and most tastefully built areas of

this popular Yucatan destination. Since it is situated around the

corner from restaurants, shops, internet cafes, beach clubs and

more - everything you need is within walking distance.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind destination. Playa (as referred to by

locals) was once a tiny fishing village. It now favors a quaint

paradise and shys away from high rise development. It has grown into

a beautifully designed ‘walking friendly’ beach town.

Besides Spanish, Mayan and English you will hear languages from

around the world. The international mix of Playa locals, business

owners and tourists enhances the cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Fly into Cancun International Airport and take a car, bus, taxi or

shuttle 45 minutes south to Playa del Carmen.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Antoinette

Just wanted to thank you for all of your help. We enjoyed Playa very much, & it was nice that our friends were in the suite next to us.

We loved 5th Ave., every meal we had out was wonderful, no complaints about anything. Was nice to be able to walk to everything we needed.

Thank you again, we will recommend your place to friends.

Irene & Ron
Mar 2014
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Affordable Paradise....steps from Best Beaches....
-(818) 5165015
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Los Angeles CA

a slice of home

  • 5 of 5
We give our experience 5 stars and plan on going back as soon as possible.

The apartment had everything needed for our week stay in July 09. The location is amazing - so close to everything!! My mom, my 4 year old and I had the most memorable week. The layout being on the ground floor had easy access to the pool - just opened our door :) The restaurants, internet cafes and beach were all just minutes away. The property was clean and we were welcomed by the apt. manager. All the appliances worked - the cable TV was great for my little one. I highly recommend the apartment for family with a child, singles, and couples. In regards to customer service, all I can say Antoinette was very accommodating and I look forward to visiting her apartment very soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is my pleasure to provide you with 'a slice of home'!
Welcome to my 'piece o' paradise' in Playa del Carmen.

All the best!
Affordable Paradise....steps from Best Beaches....
-(818) 5165015
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

A land of peace in a very-well located place

  • 5 of 5
First, let me thank Antoinette and her team, for being so efficient ! I booked at very last minute (3 days prior). Antoinette was kind enough to answer very quickly to my first email so that I was able to book my plane tickets that were almost all sold out. The team onsite turned on a dime and made sure that the property was clean and ready to welcome us. Then, the price was so affordable that I was a bit suspicious about what I was gonna find to destination. But you know what, I couldn't believe my eyes, everything was lovely, and furthermore, very clean, so much better than what I was thinking. And, what about the beach ! Was absolutely perfect and clean, just a block away from the property. A small walk, ideal if you do not want to feel like to be just drinking, eating, sleeping and beaching ! And for the days that you do not want to go to the beach, you can rely on the nice swimming pool in the tropical garden. It is located between the buildings of the property, a complex of 12 units, so, even if you're right in the middle of downtown, beside the super famous Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue), you can relax in peace. And at night, walking down the streets is nice, plenty of bars and good restaurants all around. And you always feel safe on the property because it is protected with locked gates. I look forward to return again ASAP !! Thanks again !!!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to read of your experiences, Karina. And certainly would love to host your next stay in Playa del Carmen. Happy trails!!!
Affordable Paradise....steps from Best Beaches....
-(818) 5165015
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Duvall, Washington

Great location, Beautiful garden, just right!

  • 3 of 5
Small one bedroom condo located right where you want to be. A short walk down to Mamitas Beach and 5th is 40 feet away. Some of the best restaurants in Playa are right down the street. The courtyard right out the door is just beautiful, and the pool is like a gem in the center. The fixtures are a little dated but who stays inside? We will be back.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your Review. And for choosing to stay with us, at our perfectly located 'classic Playa' complex. One of original condo complexes in this ever expanding town. With great pride, and appreciation we send thanks to all of our new and returning Guests. Happy trails!
Affordable Paradise....steps from Best Beaches....
-(818) 5165015
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

Living the Dream of La Coccinella

  • 5 of 5
The location is perfect for town, beach and privacy. The condo was very clean and had all necessary accommodations. The manager was responsible and available to us at all times. The entire complex had perfect security with no worries. The courtyard and pool were fabulous! After 20 plus visits to Mexico we for sure will be returning to La Coccinella condos.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as Guests! Glad our condo accommodated your stay.
Affordable Paradise....steps from Best Beaches....
-(818) 5165015
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
Playa is my home away from home. I've always wanted to own a place there but haven't been lucky enough. Antoinette has allowed us to share in her wonderful home and is absolutely the best corresponding! She makes traveling to Playa a no hassle vacation! Her place is cozy, warm and inviting. It is the perfect location and has a beautiful veranda next to the pool! The condo has everything you need and is very clean. Perfect for couples or traveling with a child. I would love to own her condo. It feels like a real Mexican vacation. Like I said, Home Away from Home. Thanks Antoinette:)
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for being our Guests!!!
We are SO pleased to hear how delighted you've been.

Until we 'meet' again . . .Happy trails!!!

Warm regards,
Affordable Paradise....steps from Best Beaches....
-(818) 5165015
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5
We were at this house from Jan 29 to Feb 12, 2011.

First, the agent, Lorenzo, gave us a warm welcome, and made sure we had everything we needed.

i'd say the biggest advantage of being in this condo was the location. A little 1 min walk and you are on the beach! We saved a lot of money by going for lunch at the condo and go back to the beach. Even though it is located at the corner of 5th street, the place is very quiet, since it is a private yard surrounded by walls, so you don't hear anything at night. We absolutely loved it!

The place was clean, the price was good and we had everything we needed (water, etc).

Don't expect a five star condo, it is not a luxirious palace like other places in Playa, but it is perfect for people who are looking for an unexpensive, clean and confortable place to stay, that is close to everything. Plus the service (both owner and agent), is very friendly and good.

I'd say the kitchen stove and equipements are not made to cook a huge dinner, but convenient to make a small meal for 2.

I'd recommend this appartment to anyone!
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was OUR pleasure having you as guests. From first conversations to thank you notes!

I agree- no baked turkey or cakes in the kitchen. I find myself using the portable appliances for broiling, toasting or warming food up. Not luxurious, but efficient!

Hope to have you as return guests in the future!!
Thanks again!


Activity and Interests

-Mayan ruins: Tulum, Coba and Chichén Itzá

-Best local beaches: Mamita's, Beach Tukan, Coco Beach

-Excursions: Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Tulum

-Scuba Diving-Reef,Cozumel,Cenotes

-Snorkeling, Para-sailing, Golf, Horseback Riding, Yoga Classes

-Bicycle & Scooter Rentals, Deep Sea Fishing, Kite Surfing

-Simple to Fine Dining, Local and International Cuisines, Night Clubs

-Eco-Adventure Water Parks: Xcaret, Xel Ha, Tres Rios

-Cenotes (don’t miss this amazing natural phenomenon!)


-Shopping everywhere! groceries, gifts, clothes and so on...

-Language Schools (recommend: Playa Lingua & International House)

-Try going over to 30th Ave for regional Mexican food…where locals

eat for non-tourist prices..El Fugon, La Bamba, Nativo's.

-For on-going concerts or special events, read ‘La Quinta’, the

local magazine, when you arrive.


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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $45 - $120

    Weekly Rate: $315 - $840

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • 2014-15 Rental Rates

    High Season
    Jan 9 through February 28 $95./night (14 night minimum)

    Mid Season
    March 1 through April 30 $65/night (4 night minimum)

    Summer Season
    May 1 through July 31 $70.00/night (5 night minimum)

    AUGUST - SEPTEMBER SPECIAL $45.00/NIGHT TWO ADULTS (tax and fees additional)

    Mid Season

    October 1- November 22 $50./night (5 night minimum)

    November 23-November 30 $75./night ( 7 night minimum)

    High Season
    December 1 through December 19 $80.00/night (7 night minimum)

    Holiday Season
    December 20 through January 8 $120.00/night (7 night minimum)

    *Rates listed are for 1-2 adults and 1 child under 12 years of age. Additional person/s is $20./night.
    *Complimentary bottled water and Wifi included. Unit has a safe and off-street parking.
    *$25.00 pre-check-in cleaning fee
    *$4.00/day Electricity Surcharge
    *Meter is read at check-in and check-out. AC usage over 100kw/week is deducted from
    L & D Security Deposit.
    Payment Types Accepted
    *Paypal funds
    *Credit Cards via Paypal + 3% service fee

    *Cashier's Checks/Money Orders via mail
    Rental Policy
    -50% of total rental fee to reserve.
    -Balance due 30 days prior to check-in date

    Cancellation Policy
    -Cancellations prior to 30 days of check-in date receive 50% refund of paid deposit.
    -Refund is paid within 14 business days of cancellation.
    -Cancellations less than 30 days prior to check-in date are non-refundable if dates remain unreserved.
    -If cancelled dates become reserved (less than 30-days prior to arrival), 75% of deposit is refunded.
    Security Deposit
    -Refundable cash 'Loss or Damage' deposit varies (no less than $80./USD) depending on number of guests and length of stay.
    -Lost key replacement fee:$30./Front Door $80.Safe



Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1


  • Outdoor Grill


  • -Pool side, garden level view. -Private patio with umbrella, table, and four cushioned chairs -Lightly decorated in Contemporary Mexican and American art/prints/decor -Bedroom with King sized bed, 1 large cushioned chair, remote control AC and ceiling fan -Living Room - 2 sofas - one opens into a Extra Bed 1large cushioned chairs, remote control AC & ceiling fan -Bathroom w/great water pressure/temperature in double sized shower -Dining Area seats four in high back, cushioned bar chairs -In-condo & patio dedicated Wifi internet access -Cable TV and multi-region DVD player (+ DVD collection) -CD/Cassette/Radio stereo player/iPod hookup -Kitchen: -Double burner electric range -Full size Refrigerator/Freezer -Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster Oven, Blender -Lots of pots, pans, plates, silverware, cups, etc. -Water dispenser and additional 5 gallon bottles provided. -Linens, towels and beach towels provided. -Please sign out guest book before you head home! Thanks!
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