CONDO, 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, LARGE POOL IN A SECURE GATED COMMUNITY
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Why Kathy Auer chose Playacar Fase II
It's a spacious well built complex with a great location. Far enough away from all the noise and activity of 5th Ave, but close enough to enjoy everything. Great neighbors and friends. It is important that when you rent Condo Bugambilias D101 that everybody has a great time. Any problems in the condo will be addressed immediately. The condo manager lives on sight. You pay a lot of money so you will not be disappointed.
What makes this Condo unique
Spacious, quiet, great neighbors,l large pool with large palapa with beautiful gardens and it's keep very clean.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful Stay Dec 23 - 31, 2019
We stayed in Phil & Kathy’s condo for 8 nights Dec 23 – 31 and absolutely loved the condo. The condo is located at the northwest arear of Playacar in a quiet community of condos, it is about 1.5 km to the beach and town, approximately a 20-minute walk. The condo was very clean on arrival and spacious for 4 people. The interior layout of the condo was excellent for 2 couples sharing with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths separated by the kitchen/dining area. The patio area is the real highlight of this condo with excellent sun exposure, privacy and pool access. We spent all of our meals eating at the tables on the patio and really enjoyed that it was covered for the little bit of rain we had. An additional feature that would have been nice would be a BBQ in the patio area.
The beds were very comfortable, pillowtop style, with quality sheets. Although it is Mexico, it was quite cool the first few nights with a cold front going through, a blanket for the beds would have been helpful. There was enough towels for 4 people. The kitchen area was well laid out with most items that you require to cook a meal. The only addition in this area that would be helpful, would be upgrading the coffee pot to an 8 or 12 cup as we had to make numerous pots in the morning with a small 4 cup/hotel style pot to accommodate 4 people.
We did not have Internet for the first few days due to a provider problem in the area and Armando the Property Manager was very responsive to our inquiries. The satellite TV worked well, but there were very few English channels available. We were able to get into the Reef Club once, this is an awesome feature but we have learned that is no longer available to renters, the owner must be present to show Resident Card and ID. Phil was at the property during our stay and offered to take us down to get day passes, although we did not take him up on the offer, it was much appreciated. We did have the opportunity to meet some very nice neighbours, who were very welcoming on our first day and it was nice to know a familiar face around the condo.
This condo is real gem if you enjoy the Playacar area, I would highly recommend it.
A very nicely decorated condo !
We enjoyed this very well decorated condo for a month. The view from the dining room, living room and patio on the pool and palapa is so relaxing.
The VIP access to the Reef Resort and its large pools, long chairs, parasols, beach and volleyball was GREATLY appreciated. But be there around 9h00 AM because they accept only the first 20 VIP access cards.
The condo is well located at 1.0 mile from a Soriana Hypermarket, 1.4 mile from the 5th Avenue and 1.7 mile from the Playacar Reef Resort.
We would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who would like to enjoy the warmth of the Riviera Maya, the infrastructures of a beautiful beach resort and the many activities and restaurants of the 5th Avenue.
And it is so close to many touristic activities around Playa del Carmen : Xplor, Xcaret, Cirque du Soleil, Cenotes and so on…
Lisette and Michel
Amaziing quiet and beautiful unit
This unit is in a very quiet and beautiful complex in the gated Playacar development. We stayed for the entire month of October and had an amazing time. It is within walking distance to everything or can be accessed by a short cab ride. We also found the bus system to be very economical. The property manager Armondo lives on site and is quick to respond to any issues that may arise. He was helpful with information on the area. He gave us some great advise on local attractions as well as where to eat and shop. The pool is just steps from the private patio which was almost like having a swim up room. The complex is small and the pool was never busy which left us feeling as though we had our own private pool most of the time. If there was one draw back it was that when we booked we were told we would have access to the Reef Club resort. Upon arrival we were informed that this access is no longer available to renters but only to the owner themselves. However there is beach access nearby. We were also somewhat surprised to learn that the electric was not included. We booked through VRBO and found that this was noted but was somewhat buried in the information. We were careful to turn the A/C units off when we left for any period of time as well as most days while outside on the patio or by the pool. As it turned out the electric was less than we thought it might be as our bill for the month was $230 US. We also had the opportunity to meet a few of the owner/tenants of the complex and found everyone to be very pleasant and courteous of each other. If we were to decide to vacation in this area in the future we would definitely consider renting this unit again. Thank you for sharing your unit
Very happy with the condo and the assistance from the owners & condo mgr.
We stay all the month of July. Very convenient to everything in Playa Del Carmen. Very comfortable beds, full kitchen everything we needed.
Highly recommend it.
We will stay again.
Lovely condo with beautiful grounds and great neighbors
Good size condo with lovely patio by the pool. Area super for walking and most necessities within a 30 minute walk. Many great reasonable restaurants in Playa del Carmen and lots to see and do. The condo had everything that I needed and after a couple of days it felt like home. Super nice neighbors made the stay extra nice. Very quiet and secure.
Comfortable condo, gorgeous pool area
We rented this condo from Phil and Kathy over the Christmas break. The condo was as described, and we really appreciated the extra blow up mattress so our teenager kids didn't have to share a bed. The pool area was the highlight for us. It is literally about 6 steps outside the patio, a peaceful, quiet and relaxing oasis. It was also nice to have a pass to the Reef club so we could visit the beach and use the pools and lounge chairs, although you really do have to go early to get in. One day, we went at 10:00 and were way too late to get in, as they were only allowing 18 passes that day. We found it varied from day to day.
The condo is about a 30 minute walk to the Reef Club and about a 20 minute walk from the edge of town, so we did a lot of walking (or you could take a cab) and this way we could eat more ice cream without guilt! Next time, we would rent bicycles to make it easier to get around, but because it was Christmas break, they were all booked up. Next time, we'll plan ahead. There also is a great mall along the highway, only about a 7-10 minute walk away, with a Soriana's grocery store where we did all our grocery shopping, and a great Cinemex movie theatre, where we could see first run movies for cheap!
In town, we found a bunch of really great places to eat. Right on 10th, as you enter Playa del Carmen from Playacar, there is a Mercado Paseo Del Carmen, with a food court down a set of stairs. They had an amazing Thai place called WokPlaya, and a great burger place called La Burgueseria. It is like upscale fast food. We also really enjoyed El Fogon for Mexican food, and La Brocherie which is a French restaurant with a casual, Mexican twist. The chicken is amazing!
The manager onsite, Armando was there to meet us when we got there, and was prompt in helping us with our concerns. We did run into a couple of small snags--the a/c in the master bedroom didn't work for the 1st two nights, but Armando got someone in to fix it asap, and we couldn't call out with the phone. Armando tried to solve that problem, but it never was resolved. We did appreciate his quick responses to our emails, and he was right on site which was helpful.
So obviously, it wasn't perfect, which is why we gave it a 4 star rating, but for the price, it was a great experience, and we wouldn't hesitate to rent here again!
Thanks, Phil and Kathy!
Playa del Carmen (Playacar) is a great centrally located place to see all wonders of the Riviera Maya. Bugambilias is just a 15 minute walk to fabulous beaches, the Playacar Golf Course, excellent restaurants and the trendy 5th Ave., the hub of excitment in Playa del Carmen. If walking is not for you, hail a taxi around the corner from our condo. The rate is $5 US to go to anywhere in downtown Playa and it is the same to get the Reef Club. Book a tour or rent a car and visit the awe inspiring ruins of the Yucatan, including Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza . Check out the beauitful lazy river and beaches of Xelha, or visit Xcaret to get a feel for the jungles of the Mayan's. Snorkel in the Hidden Worlds cenote or ride dolphins in Puerto Adventuras. Take the ferry to Cozamel Island. All these exciting places and many more await you and are very easy to get to.