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Property Details

Updated: Mar 15, 2015
Apartment, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Hilhaven is perfectly Located to enjoy all PLAYA

has to offer-- HILHAVEN is BOTH secure AND


1 BLOCK TO AVENIDA QUINTA,where you will find


  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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March 15, 2015

5 Reviews

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'HILHAVEN'# 1Blk to the Beach@1Blk to La Quinta Ave*
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Houston, TX, USA

Saved my Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5
This is my first stay at Hilhaven and am soooo glad that I found it. Just prior to my trip I received a very nasty burn on my ankle which then became infected. This kept me from going in the ocean, on the beach or in the sun as I was on antibiotics. If it had not been for the absolutely beautiful, comfortable room I had at Hilhaven, I would have been totally miserable.

Lizardo Sr., his wife Karina and Lizardo, Jr. could not have been more helpful and kind. It is within a short walk to just about anything you could need or want, secure, clean and makes you feel like you are at home instead of in a hotel. I had friends that are locals in town that came by and were jealous. They wished they could rent it instead of the apartments they have.

I was very surprised to receive an email from Hilary, the owner, during the middle of my stay inquiring if there was anything they could do for me as Lizardo had told her I was injured. She recommended a doctor that I could go to to see what his opinion was and followed up on how I was doing. Her concern and help was both unexpected and most appreciated. I would not stay anywhere else in Playa and my only concern is that it will get so popular that I may have a hard time booking there when I wish to go. So I have already booked next April just to be on the safe side.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: My Dear, Thank you for this lovely review,I look forward to meeting you in April, Big Hug..! Hilary
'HILHAVEN'# 1Blk to the Beach@1Blk to La Quinta Ave*
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Victoria, BC, Canada

The best vacation.....

  • 5 of 5
I am of two minds about what to say about HilHaven – I really don’t want it to get too popular and then I won’t be able to stay there again myself!! It is located on 1st Avenue right between the famous 5th Avenue and the even more famous Playa. It is magical – you are located in a veritable oasis of trees and flowers and on the other side of the gate is Playa del Carmen and everything you could possibly need. Just a few blocks up the way is Mega and WalMart. There is a wonderful market on 30th just around the corner going north from El Fogon and they even have a very nice restaurant. Great spot for breakfast.
We have found our absolute favorite restaurants there – and amazingly enough, none of them are on 5th avenue. We love Util Pasta Factory (located on 25th Avenue between 30 and 32)where you can choose your pasta and then choose your sauce. Another favorite is Mom’s on 30th. It is a funny bar-like atmosphere upstairs on a corner. The owner is always there to greet you. The food there is all absolutely fantastic and the ribs are out of this world. The steaks are also the very best you will find in Mexico. Then there is Manny’s on 4th between 10th and 15th - they have wonderful roast prime rib!!! And the schnitzel is out of this world. We tried H C Monteray and were disappointed so then tried El Fogon nest door and it was great. Another place we loved was Pesca on 30th (again across from Mega). They have the freshest fish (caught that day) and save room for the pineapple ice cream!! There is also a super breakfast or lunch place called Cueva del Chango (Monkey Cave) and it is located on Calle 38 going towards the beach. Also La Tarraya Restaurant on Calle 2 on the beach that serves the best shrimp cocktail.
There are two ruins right in town just off 5th avenue, one is just off Calle 2. There are about 100 small ruins in Playacar too.
The units at HilHaven are perfect – beds very comfortable, the place is spotless and everything works well. Lizardo and his family are there to make your stay the very best. And then there is Isis – the resident diva dog. She is absolutely the sweetest dog ever and will visit with you every day. One really does not need to have a car when staying there – everything is within walking distance and if you buy too much to carry home, the taxis are quite reasonable.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is a wonderful and informative review...Thank you!
'HILHAVEN'# 1Blk to the Beach@1Blk to La Quinta Ave*
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Woodstock, NY USA

My PLAYA home away from home

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in one of Hilhaven's studio apartments. Upon first entering, I was very much surprised how beautiful the room was. delightful artwork, gorgeous tile work, artsy details, designer lamps, a full assortment of appliances, very nice pots and pans, and gorgeous glasses - all there for my use. Great hot water, chlorinated and safe. I was very happy. Hilhaven is on one of the nicest streets in Playa. Just around the corner from 5th Avenue and just around the corner from the BEACH; and centrally located right in the middle of Playa. I stayed 1½ months and enjoyed what almost felt like my own private house. This room had a great balcony overlooking the avenue. Hilhaven had great security…a huge always locked gate. And I swear, I could have left my room door unlocked, as I felt so safe and secure there. Lizardo and his family who lived there were very friendly and always there to help…and they kept my room sparkling clean. The entire city of Playa felt extremely safe and secure. I didn’t hesitate to take long walks everywhere throughout the city. The TV had many channels…maybe 80….and I watched English movies (subtitled in Spanish) all through the night many times. There were about 8 English channels, with GREAT movies showing 24/7. Thank you Hillary for creating such a great First Class hotel in Playa. I miss Hilhaven every day since I returned to 6 inches of snow. My house is very nice, but Playa and Hilhaven is so VERY SPECIAL. I can’t recommend Hilhaven enough, and hope to come back next year.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: If I read this lovely review as a reference on where to stay while in Playa..I would be confident that Hilhaven was a great choice:) Thank you! and see you in 2014..
'HILHAVEN'# 1Blk to the Beach@1Blk to La Quinta Ave*
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo

Hidden Gem in Playa del Carmen!

  • 5 of 5
First of all, Hilary (the owner) and her staff (Lizardo and family) go above and beyond to make sure your trip goes perfectly. If you need a suggestion or advice for anything in Playa, you should ask Hilary or Lizardo because they know the best Playa has to offer. Everything from restaurants to someone who can help you mail things back home. When we decided last minute to extend our stay, Hilary made sure she could accommodate us! Add to that, the fact this charming place is somehow in the perfect location, near everything, while at the same time being secluded and quiet, and you have a recipe for a wonderful trip. Let's get to the details!

The condo is about one block from the beach and also about one block from 12th st and 5th ave which is the center of everything that is happening in Playa. You might think this place would be loud at night with the clubs nearby, but it is not. It is quiet and comfortable.

There is a ceiling fan and separate air conditioner in each bedroom which is very convenient, I must say. And the beds were more comfortable than any other place I have stayed in Playa. The kitchenette is stocked with everything you need if you like to cook your own meals. Rooms are big, clean and comfortable. Mosaic tile floors and lots of traditional accents, very tastefully done.

Playa is very safe as it is, but the building is secure nonetheless. You are given a key to a gated fence which surrounds the property. Only people staying at the property have keys. It is like home in this way.

You will be hard-pressed to find a better deal in Playa. We stayed over Christmas and New Year's and Hilary made sure we got a great deal. THANK YOU HILARY!
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this 'glowing' review..;) I must only add one thing, and that is I have been Extremely fortunate to have had the most extradionary-fun-loving-and delightful guests 'grace' the threshold of Hilhaven...and we look forward to seeing you in 2014..Warm Wishes..Hilary
'HILHAVEN'# 1Blk to the Beach@1Blk to La Quinta Ave*
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Atlantic City, NJ

Cute Apt in Great Location

  • 4 of 5
I stayed at Hilhaven for two weeks in August. Typically, I stay in a hotel but chose an apt because of my lengthy stay. Hilhaven was a good choice. The location is excellent - close to the beach and to Fifth Avenue, but not noisy. the apt was roomy and comfortable. I love the kitchen. It was great to have a full size refrigerator to stock up on drinks and snacks and leftovers. The apt was kept very clean by the caretaker who cleaned each day and changed the sheets regularly. Also, the owner of the property was very responsible. She also replied immediately to my inquiries and offered advice on a myriad of topics. What I liked best about Hilhaven was having a sense of living there! So unlkike a condo or hotel, where you feel like you are on a trip. Staying at Hilhaven has a very at-home feel to it. And, I recommend the restaurant two doors down from Hilhaven called Aay Chaballa. For $8 USD you get the same meal that they charge you $25 USD for on Fifth Avenue!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am so happy you felt at home at Hilhaven,that is my main goal,having my guests feel that they are home...only their home happens to be in paradise..:) I hope we will see you and your family on your next visit to Playa Del Carmen..Warm Regards Hilary


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : CANCUN INTERNATIONAL* at 51 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : TO COZUMEL at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : PLAYA DEL CARMEN* at 50 Metres Car: not necessary

Google# Rivera Maya*Tulum*Playa Del Carmen...Quintiana Roo*


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $25

Nightly Rate: $150 - $200

Weekly Rate: $1050 - $1225

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

* We offer Two- 1 Bedroom Apartments
1A* Our large & lovely 1 Bedroom with 1 King Bed* and 1 Twin bed*

2B* Equally lovely:) 1 Bedroom- 2 Bathrooms with 1 King Bed/1 Queen Bed* and 1 Twin Bed*

* All quotes include tax* utilities* and housekeeping..
RATE FOR 2B-- 1 BEDROOM & 2 BATHROOMS IS $1050*Per Week*...

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Mar 15, 2015


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Apartment 1A has 1 king bed and 1 twin bed with 1 huge bathroom and full eat-in kitchen* Apartment 2B has 1 king bed-1 queen bed and 1 twin bed and-2 bathrooms*With a fully stocked kitchen-without an oven* But there is a large toaster oven for baking/roasting*and Full sized fridge*


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Beyond the gated entry to HILHAVEN you will find Tropical Lush Greenery-Windchimes Hanging from the palms..... Hilhaven OFFERS Two* 1-Bedroom*APARTMENTS 1A) A spacious and lovely 1 Bedroom* 1 King bed and 1 Twin bed...*APARTMENT 2B) Equally lovely 1 Bedroom 2 Bathroom* 1 Queen bed-1 King Bed and 1 Twin bed*Both with the following amenities..A/C of course* Fully Stocked Kitchens*2-Flat screen TVS with Full cable(YES IN ENGLISH)package*- High-speed secure Wifi*Ipod/Ipad charging dock*VERY Comfy Beds*Beautiful Art*Lovely Decor* Serene Outdoor Spaces for Dining and Relaxing*..Lizardo..AND Family...Who care for HILHAVEN and it's Guests 24/7..and my Charming Diva Dog ISIS***

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