- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 6
Description from the owner
In the last couple of years Playa del Carmen has evolved from an off beat vacation spot, to being one of the most sought after Caribbean vacation destinations. There is an incredible amount of possibilities to spend time with family and friends such as adventure parks, natural wonders, Mayan ruins, shops, clubs, cafes/ restaurants, and the endless white beaches of course. Just to the North of downtown, and just a block and a half from the world famous Mamita's Beach Club, there is a great little condo development with a pool inside the gated complex and it has parking in front. This is a nice option to accommodate a larger family or a group o...Read more
3 BR 1 Block from Mamitas Beach & 5th!
Playa del Carmen, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Penthouse Gema is located in downtown Playa del Carmen right off of 5th Avenue and only one block from Mamita's Beach. 5th Avenue is a one of a kind pedestrian promenade that offers boutique shopping, and fine dining, as well as traditional Mexican culture. It is the single most walked Avenue in Mexico. Playa has a small town feel, but it boasts all the amenities that a traveler could want. This combination is what makes Playa so unique.
Just on the outskirts of town you can visit the water park Xel Ha, or the theme park Xcaret. There is an abundance of Eco Touristic activities that you can experience including a jungle Zip Line or Kayaking in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. The area is perforated with natural Cenotes which offer a very unique diving experience. There is exceptional snorkeling & the diving just off of Cozumel, on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Not to mention the outstanding Sport Fishing. The wonders of the Mayan Culture are all around in the Ruins.
Location Type Beach, Downtown, Ocean
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: November 22, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|May 01, 2013 - Dec 15, 2013 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Dec 16, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014 |
|7 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Jan 06, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates ||$120||$840|
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit | $200
Additional notes from owner
RATE INCLUDES TAXES
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR REPEAT RENTERS, EXTENDED STAYS, AND 20% OFF LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS.
Midweek cleaning service is included in the weekly rate. If you wish to schedule extra cleanings during your stay, you may for $30.00 per day.
There is a $200 refundable damage deposit required. This will be refunded to you one week after check-out, assuming that there are no losses or damages.
We accept Credit cards through PayPal, and we will be happy to send you an invoice to make payments easy.
- Towels Provided
- Paper Towels Provided
- Concierge Service
- Ceiling Fans
- Central Air Conditioning
- Housekeeping Included
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Wireless Internet
- High Speed Internet
- Ocean Views
- Charcoal Grill
- Gas Stove
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- High Definition TV
- Cable TV
- Terrace [?]
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Beach Towels
- Smoking allowed - Ask
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
- 1900 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
I stayed here for 11 days, excellent location, La quinta is just a few steps away, and I love that we are towards the north end of 5th, about 10 to 15 minute walk to 30th where most locals go for dining(cheap eats). Condo itself is clean, very spacious, we didn't really use the kitchen much, shower takes a while to warm up, maybe because it's on the 4th floor, not a biggie, just let it run while you get ready for the shower,the pool was really small, my son was disappointed, but that's to be expected in a condo property right in town, condos with bigger pools can be found but expect to be a little farther away from la quinta, the sofa needs to be replaced, it's cream colored so the stains and dirt really shows, they left us a celphone in case we need to call them for issues that might arise or just to request for supplies. They gave us 50% off vouchers for mamita's chairs and umbrella, and 50% off coupon for "the gym" about 5 min away. We broke our water camera and I texted Marissa for suggestion on where to shop for a camera, she suggested liverpool and we ended up buying from there. The caretaker was super nice. overall, I was happy with the condo, I would stay here again.
St. George, Utah
This place was just perfect. We had 3 couples who each had their own room with a nice deck on top to sun our scuba gear and swimsuits. The locations couldn't be better. Walk a block and a half one way and we were at the beach. A block the other way and we were on 5th ave. - where all the best restaurants and shopping are. We love the pool in the courtyard and wash-off/shower right there. The maids came in and cleaned and provided fresh towels and water service. The condo was plenty roomy and air conditioned for all of us. I would recommend this condo to a family or group of friends looking for a great place to stay in Playa del Carmen.
Enjoyed our trip
Having been to Mexico/Cancun/Playa a handful of times in all-inclusives and condos we were a little apprehensive booking via photos. I have to tell you the reviews I read about Marissa and the condo were spot on! I exchanged several emails prior to our trip with questions in great detail. Marissa was responded in a timely fashion and offered reassuring support at all points. She was most helpful arranging transportation and was honest on all counts. Our condo was very nice. The third bedroom is not attached to the condo. It's on another level with not bathroom. More like a room for teenagers. It's secure in that the condo is gated so not too much worry there. The condo itself is modern. Clean. Only issue we had was there was construction with loud machinery while we were there. We met an a nice couple who owned one of the condos at the pool who were very nice. Said they loved their condo making us feel we made a good choice. You are close to Mamamitas beach. About two blocks. Very handy. Mamamitas rented chairs and umbrellas for the day. Bout $3/each. They expect you to purchase drinks though. No water allowed on their property; however you can lay on the public beach right next to their area for free. Our condo had washer/dryer which allowed us to pack light. Again what made our trip wonderful was Marissa. We felt very comfortable knowing we had a contact who took very good care of us. We'd stay there again. Oh-remember TV is Spanish with maybe one or two English channels. Took our ipads and watched movies. Internet was pretty good. Didn't use the rooftop much. Pretty hot. But was nice for view.
Milwaukee, WI USA
The best family vacation in the history of family vacations!
My wife and our 4 kids ages 17, 16, 12 and 9 stayed at Penthouse Gema in November of 2012. First, Marissa was very easy to get a hold of. She made us feel very welcome. We arrived a bit early and was able to get in to the property no problem. Property was extremely clean, and everything was in good working order. The property location is perfect. 1 block from the beach and 1 block from 5th ave. We rented a car, so having parking was great too. Used the BBQ grill to cook fresh fish and shrimp I bought at Wal-Mart ;). We also utilized the rooftop terrace a bit as well.
Excellent PH and service. Marissa gave us all the support we need. Very reliable person. Thank you
Accomadations were awesome. We were four friends going down for some R/R. The condo was very clean and spacious with more than enough room. Totally loved the proximity to the beach.
a dream vacation
It was my 5th time in Playa and this one was the best! Everything was just perfect. Location near beach, and all the action of the nicest city in Mexico. Magical! Marissa, my property manager, is just too nice and she was there everytime I needed her. The place is secure and very quiet. I had friends coming to join me during my trip and they really were amazed . I was there one month and I was just like home. I will go back for sure with Marissa organizing my stay without hesitation!
Great combination of exactly what we were looking for!
This was definitely one of the best holidays we've
had together as a family. The fact that the condo has
three full bedrooms, the roof top with bbq, just a
block from the beach and half a block from 5th was
just amazing. We will definitely be back as soon as
we can, but next time we'll stay longer! There is so
much to see and do that one week is not enough.
great experience, great location
We had a wonderful experience. Marissa was great to work with; very responsive to questions, but not overly intrusive. She set up transportation to/from the airport along with carseats for the kids.
The property location is superb due to its proximity to Mamitas Beach and the shopping, restaurants, and nightlife of 5th Ave and downtown. The property was very clean and well equipped. We had only a couple minor issues. The chairs at the dining room table were unstable for young children. Also, the dryer wasn't working properly but this, again, was minor since we could air dry clothes. Finally, it would be nice for the penthouse balcony to have an outdoor table and umbrella to increase our use during the day. The view from the balcony was great. Will definitely consider returning in the future.
Great Condo - Would Stay There Again!
Condo location was excellent, with a decent view. Loved all the balconies (3) and rooftop patio. Felt very safe and comfortable leaving valuables in condo. Having internet access was alway great.
During our stay the washer and dryer were broken, however Marissa, our Property Manager, was very quick to bring us extra towels for our stay. Housekeeping was also excellent and came twice during our ten days there.
Would recommend for a group of friends or larger family. Definitely want to go back!