Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8, early bird discounts, Summer Week sale
Right smack on the 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.
About the Owner
About MAX STARK
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 Quintana Roo
- 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
Guestbook comments from the owner
(6 traveler reviews)
Great location, but resort and unit have seen better days
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.
We loved our stay here so much. The review by Diane W is spot on. The resort is fantastic and the beach is absolutely amazing. We took our family of 7 which consisted of 2 teenage boys, 2 adult kids, a son in law and my husband and I. There was space for all. The little room which we called a closet ;) worked out perfect for one of our teenage boys. Max also offered to let us use a blow up mattress but we didn't need it. The resort is so close to everything yet very secluded in a private/gated community. It's just perfect. If and when we come back, this is where we'll go. Thanks Max and Laurie for a great experience! Best wishes always.
Perfect Family Vacation Spot!
While trying not to repeat the other reviewers, I give this condo 5-Stars for all the reasons they noted! We visited over a 10-day spring break in late March and had a car. Our group included the 50-something parents, with 30 yr old son & daughter-in-law, and teenage daughter - and we all had a fabulous time. The condo is set-up as explained. There are two sections: upon entry, one door leads to a large suite with two beds, lots of shelving for clothes/suitcases, etc., and a bathroom, where the adult couple stayed. It gave them their own space and privacy, which was nice. The other section leads to the main bedroom, a very small bedroom that just fits one bed, and more shelving and a large bathroom, with separate sinks. This worked ideally for my husband and I, and daughter that stayed in the small room (which could fit no more than 2 very small children used to sleeping together or one older kid). Then the unit has a kitchen, table (with 4 chairs - could use 1-2 more), and a living room - all opening onto a lovely deck with view to pool and beach. While it's not fancy, it certainly was very accommodating to use as a home base. We had breakfast, snacks, and sometimes lunch at the condo (shopped at Wal-Mart!), then generally ate out in the evening, but it has a kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, and most of the appliances one might expect at home, so one could cook as much as desired. The resort itself was perfect sized for us: with ~ 65 units, it was large enough to have staff, pools, hot tub, restaurant, some organized activities, but not so big as to be crazy. Also, the resort had enough pool chairs, wonderful, shaded cabanas, etc., that I think everyone basically got what they wanted, at a very busy time of year - and no one had to put their towel out at 7 am to save their spot!!!! Also, all the staff we interacted with were super helpful and polite. We used the condo as a base to explore the area, including Tulum, Xel-Ha, zip lines, cenotes, Cozumel, as well as the 5th Avenue scene, spending a day at the resort, then a day of activity - and it was a perfect balance of vacation. We're all dreaming of how soon we can return, and I'd definitely recommend renting this condo from Max. He's in Ohio, we're in Oregon, and one always wonders how these arrangements will work out. Max responded quickly, got us the paperwork, everything was as originally set-forth - and it was an easy, hassle-free experience. Hope you get to enjoy!
I have stayed at this condo on four separate occasions. It is by far my favorite place to stay in Playa. It is within walking distance to Playa Del Carmen. The condo is large, well maintained, and is well equipped. We typically stay for a couple of weeks. Half the time we eat at restaurants and half of the time we eat in. The kitchen has everything you need to be able to comfortably cook home made dinners. The staff are friendly and very helpful. There are activities planned at the condo if you are looking for organized games, classes, or exercises. The spa is wonderful. You can get a massage while feeling the ocean breezes, and listening to the surf. The ocean is easily accessible from the condo. Just a few steps away. I highly recommend this condo. I look forward to many more stays in the future.
Recently back from my 4th stay & plan to return
Extremely well situated. Short walk on the beach to Playa del Carmen's main pedestrian walkway. Many excellent entertainment and dining options are available within a 20 minute walk or a $5 cab ride. The resort staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The owner is wonderfully accommodating. The suite is clean, modern and well maintained.
I enjoyed my morning coffee each day from the second floor balcony that overlooks the stunning turquoise and blue seascape. I didn't need much more that the sound of the morning surf, a gentle warm tropical breezes and a good "page turner" book.
Down at beach level, fellow "fisherman" dwellers are relaxed and friendly. In town you can get an hour long massage on the beach for $20. These can be can be hit or miss, depending on the masseuse. This past year, I found a good one and went back to her three more times. The clear night sky is a treat for star gazing.
Location Location Location
Fishermans Village resort is a perfect location. Very nice beach and well maintained. Access to town (5th Ave & 10 Ave) easily walk-able, and many great restaurants. The resort provided good service and many amenities. The actual suite was large and provided more than enough space and functional for our group. Some difficulties with the lack of hot water. Beds and linens could use updating. The maid service should be provided mid week. Overall strong VRBO location but needed a little extra TLC.
From the Owner
“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”
Activity and Interests
Nestled within Mayan Ruins in very attractive beach community and
within a fun 10 minute walk of the bustling streets
of the charming Mexican fishing village 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.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$50|
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).
Pay by paper check or Paypal. 50% due at booking and balance due 45-60 days before rental.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“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!)”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Fitness Room / Equipment ...
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- coin laundry
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Balcony ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Tennis ...
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- 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