GARDEN BALCONY Room-4-Rent, Central, 15min-2-Beach
Hosted by Jonathan James
Jonathan James is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Beautiful Townhouse with a ROOM 4 RENT. Located in DOWNTOWN PLAYA (28th Street & 45th Avenue),
TEN minute walk to the famous 5th Avenue,
FIFTEEN minute walk to super posh MAMITAS BEACH,
CONVENIENT to bars, club, restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping.

The space

-The condo is a two bedroom, two bathroom unit.
-You enter through large the secure main gate into a beautifully intimate front Garden Courtyard, filled with lovely green palm trees, flowering bird-of-paradise flower plants, and charming sitting area
-Your Private Bedroom is a large, furnished space with a Private Garden View Balcony (your room includes fresh bed and bath linens)
-The living room, dining area, kitchen, and terrace are bright, fresh, and beautiful!
-Additionally, the back palm tree-lined, Garden Terrace is wonderfully bright and cheery space, filled with tropical plants and fantastic fresh, afternoon breezes, perfect for enjoying a nice relaxing drink or "dining al fresco"
-Your housemate sharing the second bedroom is a 30 year-old gay guy interior designer, so you know the place is VERY CLEAN and WONDERFULLY DECORATED!
-I am an animal lover, and I do have a little kitty that is a part of my family normally keeps to herself and pays most guests no interest.... just like to mention to be courteous of allergies...
-Otherwise, I am sure we will get along great and am happy to offer some helpful travel tips while visiting this great piece of paradise...

Guest access

Includes: all utilities, bottled water, and WiFi INTERNET.

Air Conditioning

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check out by 12PM (noon)


26 Reviews

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Bonnie User Profile
September 2017
I can't actually say much about this particular place as we had a last minute upgrade to a private little apartment but I have nothing but good things to say about that. It was an absolute perfect stay, we loved it so much and we're still so sad about leaving there. Thanks again Jonathon :)

Sofia User Profile
June 2017
Had a very relaxed stay at Jonathan's place. On arrival gave me great recommendations for places to eat and activities to do in the area and advice for transportation since I didn't have a car. It's in more of a locals residential area, but everything was still within a 15 minute walk.

Victoria User Profile
May 2017
Staying with anyone for a few weeks will be challenging, to say the least, but I was well accommodated by Jonathan, his partner, and his staff. Phenomenal! - Good internet the entire time, even thru storms; electrical worked well the entire time no problems - Good drinking water available - always - so I could refill my bottles - Hot water and showers were consistent and no problem! - Jonathan has some amazing staff; they helped me during my period by ordering a pizza for me when I was just miserable, but I did have limited access to downstairs during the week and even weekend because J runs his business out of his downstairs - Prep prior to arrival was phenomenal, suggestions and directions using the local charter bus - When I arrived, J's partner Orlando went with me to the local supermarket to help get groceries and chatted with me (not all hosts do this so I was pleasantly surprised) - When I left one of J's staff members dropped me off at the bus station. Super sweet and unexpected. So-so... - Squeaky bed so loud it woke me up - with earplugs it was fine - Toilet didn't flush properly; I spoke with J's partner about this, he said not to worry about leaving 'doo, but I felt embarrassed/frustrated every morning when it wouldn't flush - Loud street with ferocious dogs on 26th - Towels, sheets, & pillows could use an upgrade, or just getting rid of old or scratchy ones... Pillows clearly down and hard as rocks. Some towels were great, others not. - Maid 1x week is a plus but the place (downstairs) can get quite dirty in between - J smokes inside house about 1x wk Not ok. - Late parties sometimes Th-Su. One Sunday I was awakened at 5a by yelling, music from downstairs, and again at 7a. On another morning there was a friend of theirs sleeping on the sofa, passed out from the night before, while I was trying to make breakfast. I'm sure if I had mentioned it to Jonathan that it didn't work to do that we could have made adjustments. That was towards a time in my visit when I was travelling and preparing to leave so I didn't bother saying anything. I would recommend more communication up front with guests so they know what to expect re: parties or loud evenings (Not everyone is used to 5am still being considered part of the party from the night before). Overall, J's place was a good choice. His, Orlando's, and his staff's intention were to go above and beyond in making sure I was enjoying my stay. In the future I would likely get my own place in Playa, but that's just my preference. I love my peace and quiet!

Mischa User Profile
April 2017
Nice room in a 2 story building. 10-15min walk from the beach.

Maverick User Profile
April 2017
James's place was conveniently located close to the hustle and bustle of Playa del Carmen. Its proximity (walking distance) to Quinta Avenida made it easy to have access to restaurants, shopping, and the beach. James and his friends were very welcoming and friendly. Overall it was a good experience.

Shauna User Profile
March 2017
Cozy and comfy. Jonathan was the perfect host.

Christine & Shaun User Profile
February 2017
Jonathan and his friends are quite nice. Location is pretty good too. I'd recommend a bicycle that he did l does rent for 8.00/day. Pillows were quite uncomfortable. Both toilets did not flush properly. Meaning that we all were leaving stuff behind. I tried to be understanding that I was in another country and maybe it was a water pressure issue. But all other restrooms worked just fine. Owner smokes in the house and if I remember correctly it was a non smoking listing. One of my 7 nights there the neighbors played loud music all night. House was quite safe.

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Jonathan James User Profile
Description Hello, Allow me to take a moment to introduce myself. I am Jonathan, the design director of James Grey Interiors, an internationally acclaimed local design firm based in Playa del Carmen and working throughout Riviera Maya. Allow me to share a little bit of infor…
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