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


About the property

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

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.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017


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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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 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.


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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average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

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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Manchester, CT

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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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon, United States

Perfect Family Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We consider ourselves fortunate to rent to family after family, group after group, that are terrific people. This family is another example of wonderful people that take care of a rented home the same caring way they take of their own home. Just a couple of clarifications: - A number of couples have stayed in the small 3rd bedroom. The room is not much bigger than the bed, but the bed itself is what in Mexico is called a "matrimonial", which is very close to the queen in the U.S. and elsewhere. It is literally made with a married couple in mind... that's why it's called a matrimonial. - There are five chairs (not four) that can go around the dining room table and we have four folding chairs that we use mostly on the balconies, which can augment the dining room chairs.
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Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Renter Insur. $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

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.