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*PLAYA: SMACK ON BEACH/FULL SERVICE RESORT*: Roomy 3-Bedroom 3-Bath 2-Balconies

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, Directly on Beach, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8, seasonal discounts

Right smack on the white sand beach of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean with the Island of Cozumel on the horizon.

Upscale Exclusive Full-Service Condo Hotel in delightfully quiet

beach village with cobblestone streets. Intimate, uncrowded resort (Fishermen's Village) of only 67 units yet superb, comprehensive resort services.

Luxury, spacious unit, all marble, 3 bedrooms, 1,600 sq. feet with

two balconies with gorgeous direct ocean views.

Charming Master Bedroom with King bed with balcony right on the ocean.

Extraordinarily spacious second bedroom with two full beds and ensuite bathroom; this second bedroom/bathroom area is separately-keyed off a central foyer for additional privacy if desired.

Very small third bedroom. with full bed that takes up most of the room.

Fully equipped, just renovated kitchen with brand new appliances.

Dining Room/Living Room also with its own balcony

right on the ocean, and with fold out couch/double bed and another separate bathroom.

A/C, 3 cable TV's w/HBO, Wifi, 2 safes.

Maid service available with fresh linens and towels.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018


Max and Laurie live right on Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio. We have six kids with one still at home (10) and 5 who are grown plus 5 grandchildren. Family members of all ages love our Mexico home.

MAX STARK purchased this condo in 2007

Why MAX STARK chose Playa del Carmen

Perfect balance:

- Resort is the perfect size.... Intimate/not huge but offers full service/all amenities.

- Quiet residential neighborhood with 10 minute walk to vibrant downtown

- Extremely safe for families and children and easy to get to

- Mexican people are gracious and genuinely like Americans

What makes this condo unique

Being smack on the Caribbean... being on the beach in literally a minute.

Privacy with world class hotel amenities

Convenient to so many wonderful places

Gated community... safer than our neighborhood in the U.S. (which is quite safe itself!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Max, we really enjoy your condo.
Jun 2013
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Playa del Carmen Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Imagine yourself relaxing on this white sugar sand beach and cooling off in the crystal clear turquoise Caribbean waters. Pools for babies, kids and adults... swim up pool bar Food & Drink service on beach and pool area Oceanfront Bar/Italian Restaurant and Lobby Bar with adjacent Main Restaurant Room and Pool Service Excellent all-inclusive meals/drinks at economical rates World class Health Club with state of art equipment, masseuse, manicurist, jacuzzi Free bicycles & water sport equipment Tours available from Concierge service in lobby; Car Rental agency in-house; Golf Course within walking distance


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*PLAYA: SMACK ON BEACH/FULL SERVICE RESORT*: Roomy 3-Bedroom 3-Bath 2-Balconies
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 17 reviews

Heaven in the Tropics

  • 5 of 5

If you can't have a fantastic time in this setting, we can't imagine where you would have it. Having a resort wrapped around a condo and all the services that a resort offers as options is a lot of value added. And we love being right on the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love the Location

  • 3 of 5

First off, love Playa del Carmen. Max and Laurie are lucky to have a wonderful beachfront property. The condo is roomy, has character and reminds me of a European flat. It is convenient to the poolside and the oceanfront. It could use a little bit of TLC. We had the slider off the living room fixed as you could not get it to slide without putting your entire weight into it. The love seat outside on the terrace (off the living room) was broken. My husband tried to fix it, however it looks to have been broken for some time and swelled. The ottoman in the master bedroom was also broken. Additionally there was a leak in the hallway bathroom sink that ran down the hallway all the way to the living area, and when the air conditioner was on in the large double bedroom it leaked water onto the floor in front of the closet. We do understand, this is Mexico and perhaps the plumbing is not what we are use to in the States.

We do like to clean up after ourselves. There was no cleaning products (ie toilet bowl cleaner, spray cleaner/wipes) with the exception of dish soap in the condo, and only one dish towel. Also the microwave is up 7 feet high..yikes!!

Please view this as constructive thoughts. You have a wonderful condo, with the incredible ocean and an uncrowded section of beachfront.

The staff was friendly and we enjoyed the daily beachfront/poolside activities. We had no problem getting a poolside or oceanfront lounge chair each day. We used the beachfront restaurant often for lunch. The walk to town via the cobble road was about about 20 minutes, but less if you walked down the beach. We did utilize taxi's to and from town. We had incredible meals in town (several that Max suggested) So much to choose from!

We would stay here again. I hope you appreciate the feedback. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the compliments about the condo-- it's roominess, it's position on the beach, the staff, and the activities available. As to the issues named, we are at the condo now and everything is in good working order. Both pieces of furniture that unfortunately broke during this stay have been repaired and are completely intact and useable. There are no leaks of any kind and we would not expect any renter to have to endure plumbing issues. As in many homes, the microwave is above the stove. We just measured it and it's base is exactly 5 1/2 feet from the floor. In 10 years of renting, we have never supplied dish towels nor in depth cleaning products and we have never received feedback about their absence. These were good folks. We respect our renters and we care about the quality of their rental experience. We were highly responsive to these specific issues in real time and always have people on site who can help.
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A Classic on the Beach

  • 4 of 5

Fisherman’s is a small scale resort right on the beach, a timeless classic with everything you need - pool, hot tub, swim-up bar, beachside restaurant and, most importantly, a gorgeous white sand beach with easy entry and smooth sand bottom. This unit is as described and has everything you need. Owner is responsive with good communication. Recommend a car for trips into town and shopping for groceries. Great base for a relaxing beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Given the state and craziness of my life, escaping to a place of peace is essential. And I was not let down by my experience here. The Kitchen has been professionally updated since the photos provided (A pleasant surprise). It is nicer than a neighbors that we visited. Sitting on the balcony was a great way to start and end the day. The location is very private in the gated community of Playa Car, while still amazingly close to all the activity of of Playa del Carmen. It's the best of both worlds. The beach was wonderful, and grounds were as expected. I love the road driving in to the resort. The staff always smiles, and seems playful. They offer free usage of kayaks, sail boats etc. with life preservers and have organized events all week long. Learn to cook sushi, learn to make tropical drinks, volleyball, poker, yoga, and more, and all at no charge. We took the owners advice on restaurants in town, and had some very nice meals. They also provided information on great places to buy food including organics, and we were able to some very nice meals ourselves as well. It has been a great experience all around. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A wonderful view and a magical place

  • 5 of 5

My mornings started on the patio where I sipped coffee and looked out over the gorgeous blue-green water of the Gulf and the white sand beach. The second floor patio is nestled among the palm trees, which offers a sense of privacy from the rest of the pool-side resort. When the sun pushed me back inside, the updated kitchen awaited with counter space for our prep cooks, new appliances, and the right cookware for making full meals when we wanted too. We were quite comfortable with five adults sleeping in the three bedrooms and with three bathrooms we were able to get ready for our next adventure in the morning without getting in each others' way. The air conditioning forced me under a blanket the first night, but it was easily adjustable. The staff were very responsive and friendly and the owners let me know that they were available if anything went wrong. But fortunately, the week has been flawless and enriching. Thank you for providing the opportunity to relax and renew.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location, but resort and unit have seen better days

  • 2 of 5

Things can, sometimes do, happen when you travel & renting a private home can be a risky proposition. We've rented many homes and I always spend weeks researching. We’ve often been pleasantly surprised to enter a lovely, well-equipped, vacation home. We had high hopes for this condo as many of the units in Fishermen’s have been beautifully remodeled, but this one is dated and needs repair and a facelift.

Upon move-in, the master suite A/C was broken and water leaking from the ceiling of the 2nd bedroom created a puddle in front of the closet. Our girls couldn’t use the closet and had to walk around wet towels to the bathroom; we adapted to repairmen working in our girls’ bedroom for 3 days. Since we had no A/C in the master, we slept with the slider and window wide open. The A/C was fixed on Wed.; that day the girls found water leaking from their toilet requiring another call to maintenance and replacement of a valve. By Thurs., both problems had been resolved, but loud work started on the unit above us at 7 am and continued through Fri. We left Saturday.

On arrival, we were very surprised to find no staples in the kitchen: no salt, pepper, basic spices, oil, paper towels, coffee filters, dish liquid ... NOTHING! We've rented many homes, and there are always staples left by previous renters. We had to buy everything! Max & Juan both suggested that the cleaning person may have taken everything ... maybe, but doesn’t anyone check?

Issues that we made note of: the master slider and window were very hard to open, felt swollen & the outside handle of the slider was hanging by one screw. Living room cushions are worn & faded. King mattress is very old, there are holes in the fabric; past-due for replacement. There really are no views from balconies as the palm trees in the photograph have grown and obscure the view. The pools have many tiles missing from the floor (I got a small cut on my foot). Breakfasts are very good, but we only ate dinner one evening, a buffet, otherwise the menu was small. Avoid a couples massage or pedicure at the “spa.” My husband was on a table way across the room from me (what’s the point?), and my massage was the worst I’ve ever had. Pedicure was done in the woman’s lap, no pedi chair, nails cut too short and she nicked me. I don’t think the spa employees are really trained to do these things.

Max & Juan showed great concern, but our week could have been better. Not the best rental we’ve ever had.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The renter was a thoughtful, reasonable person, who, unfortunately, ran into what appeared to be "the perfect storm" of issues. As you can tell by other reviews and the frequency with which this unit is rented, this party's experience is by no means representative of the vast majority of experiences. As also described, we were very responsive to those issues as we are to any issues or needs that renters have. The issues cited by the reviewer have either already been repaired (AC, sliding door, handle) or will be within a month (mattress in the master bedroom). As to staples, we have never fielded, even once, a complaint about this before. Normally, most "staples" are present on check-in (as well as other food stuffs) as left by renters.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Beach
At your feet

Nestled within Mayan Ruins in very attractive beach community and

within a fun 10 minute walk of the bustling streets

of the charming Mexican community of Playa del Carmen.

Fishermen's Village is located within a gated community of upscale

villas, known as PlayaCar Fase I.

Playa del Carmen boasts an abundance of local craft shops, many

wonderful restaurants, great night life, bars and coffee shops along

the famous 5th Ave. Walk to the ferry going to the island of Cozumel.

Local beach amenities include world class Parasailing, Paragliding,

Snorkelling, Scuba, Sailing, Windsurfing, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95

High Season: December-Easter: $1995 (holiday weeks excepted)
Low Season: Sept-Nov and mid-April-June: $1295/wk (holiday weeks excepted)
Summer Season: July-August $1595/week
Christmas and New Years Weeks: $2595; Easter Week $2295
Rental Rates are in US Dollars and will have an additional local tax of 14% added and $50 per week of Property Damage Protection (no security deposit needed).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.