About this listing
Bright airy open space and great location. The villa is a quiet secure well maintained property that is a short walk to a gorgeous beach and all the restaurants, shops and cafes on the famous 5th Avenue (without having to listen to music all night!). Shared pool on the property along with palapas, bbq and beautiful gardens. My guests may also access the Reef Playacar (4 people max. per day) and use their pools, loungers and beach as well.
Modern bright 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath villa in the gated community of Playacar. Sleeps 6.
Wander through the beautifully manicured gardens or take a dip in the swimming pool. Too hot? A shaded palapas located next to the pool will provide all the relief you need. Sunbrella loungers and umbrellas are also available. Prefer salt water? The white sand beaches and waters of the Caribbean ocean are a 2-minute walk away. Beach chairs, towels, coolers and beach umbrella are provided.
With everything from centralized air conditioning, ceiling fans, private televisions and high thread-count bed linen, the villa was designed with comfort in mind. It sleeps 6 with a King size, Queen size and 2 twin beds.
Villa Balam has a fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, blender, fridge, oven, stove, microwave, toaster and juicer. We also provide purified water, delivered right to your front door. Savour one of the local specialty drinks as you play at the many bars and lounges just minutes away, or stir up a margarita and relax on the upstairs terrace with seating for 6. Load up the cooler and head to a secluded beach.
You may be halfway across the world but that doesn't mean you can't stay in touch. A work desk, high speed Internet, wireless internet and private, secure e-mail access are available for you. Enjoy the Mac-mini computer, printer and flat screen monitor. The Villa is also equipped with a local cell phone. Load it up with minutes at any Telecel store and use it for long-distance outgoing or incoming calls. Local calls are free.
Tempt your taste buds with the flavours of Mexico at the many world-class restaurants and cafés in Playa, or relax at the Villa and cook a private dinner at home or on the BBQ. The villa is a beautiful and short walk to the famous 5th Avenue and a variety of nearby restaurants, bars and café’s.
A colour TV is in each bedroom and the living room. We have books, DVD player, Apple TV and an I-fusion stereo. Just plug in your I-pod and enjoy your favourite tunes. Looking for a new favourite movie? Find one from the nearby Blockbuster, the DVD library at the Villa or the Apple TV.
You're in the land of activity and recreation. Just minutes away from breathtaking beaches, picture perfect golf courses and ancient Mayan ruins. Enjoy some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world. The villa is also a short walk to the ferry landing to Cozumel, which can be great for a day trip! Cabs are plentiful and easy to get on the main road out front of the villa.
The villa is located in a secure gated residential neighbourhood. The villa has an off-street parking spot and there is security on-site. There is also an in-home safe available for our guests to use.
Owner / Host is highly responsive and a local bilingual property manager is easily available. You will be provided with housekeeping once during a one-week stay and again on the day you leave. Just pack up and head to the airport – we take care of the rest!
Guests have private use of the entire villa.
Interaction with guests
I am available by email, text or telephone any time. There is also a local Property Manager who is available by telephone, text or email.
Villa is located in Playacar, an upscale gated residential community within Playa del Carmen (on the south end of the famous 5th avenue).
Walking distance to everything. Cabs readily available and easy to catch on main street outside of villa. Collectivo's are also available and the bus station and ferry landing are a short walk from the Villa.
Other things to note
There is an Apple TV on the main floor as well as one on the 2nd floor (in room with queen bed). Guests must have their own account but it is available for your use.
There is a computer and printer available for guests as well as high-speed wireless internet.
There is a Nespresso machine for guests to use, however, you do need to bring your own coffee pods (haven't found anywhere local to purchase them).
No swimming after 10:00pm.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate early check-in or late-checkout during high season, nor are we able to store luggage. Please plan accordingly.
Security deposit of $500 USD is required.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I have been travelling to Playa del Carmen for more than 15 years when it was just a small fishing village. Now it is an incredibly hip beach town in Mexico with fabulous shopping, bars, restaurants and beaches! I have owned this villa for 6 years and we travel to the area as often as possible. If you haven't been to Playa del Carmen (Playa for short) - I can guarantee you will love it! I wanted a villa close enough to everything so I can walk, without hearing the music pounding all night long - this was the perfect place!