Cozy apartment 5 min from beach

Entire home/flat

4 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The space

Come share my piece of paradise in a cozy 2-story apartment that feels like home away from home! Located just a 5 minute walk from the turquoise-blue Caribbean, in an area where the locals live, this spacious, beautiful apartment has everything you need to be comfortable during your vacation.
One bedroom with plenty of closet-space and a very comfy king-size bed sleeps 2 persons. All bed linen, towels etc. provided. Bathroom with electrical water-heater. Large open kitchen/living room with partial ocean view; fully equipped with electrical stove/oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, juice squeezer, chinaware, and a bar with a "take one, leave one concept". Small library with books in English and Swedish. Flat-screen TV with cable TV (with many movie channels and international news channels), DVD, Wi-Fi. One big terrace/dining room with a hammock and one smaller balcony. Access to rooftop. Laundry services available a couple of blocks away.
Downtown Playa del Carmen is located a 20-25 minute walk or a very short drive from the apartment. Taxis are very inexpensive and easy to find around the corner 24/7.

Provided at no extra cost:
- Local cell phone
- Cleaning services and change of towels/linen once per week
- Airbed (queen size), bed linen and towels to accommodate 2 more persons if needed

No smoking, please!

I run a horseback riding ranch and offer discounted tours to all renters.
I am also happy to share my insider tips with you about restaurants, places to visit, etc.
I look forward to welcoming you to my home - and your home away from home!

P.S. Occasionally one of my cats (very friendly and cuddly) pays a visit to the apartment, and even though I try to avoid that from happening, it is not always possible, so if you absolutely hate cats, please keep this in mind as I cannot guarantee it won't happen during your stay:-)


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Prices
Extra people £8 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £19
Security Deposit £114
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules

No smoking, please.
Please use common sense and do not leave door and windows open/unlocked while out.


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Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Sheila User Profile
April 2017
Lisa's place was very homey and quite comfortable, indoors and out. The kitchen was well-equipped and a pleasant place to prepare meals.The terraces were great for relaxing, enjoying a meal and a siesta nap. Lisa has made it very streamlined with checking in and helps one to stay in contact with her by providing a phone. The apartment was enhanced with pretty trees and plants, even a beautiful vine trying to climb into the kitchen window! The colonia is a vital and active setting and it was fun to be on the terrace and enjoy the rhythm of the neighborhood as the day unfolded. The sea breezes were constant and added to the comfort of the apartment. A most wonderful little home very near the beach, with lots of local food and supplies also nearby.

Joanne User Profile
January 2017
We stayed at Lisa's apartment for almost 2 months in November and December 2016. Lisa is a great host. She lives downstairs so is on hand to deal with any issues which may arise, but completely respects your privacy. The flat is clean and comfortable and the bed is really amazing. The beach is very close and not packed, even at the hight of the tourist season, as other beaches can be. I loved going there and relaxing. The location is a way from the downtown area, so expect a bit of a walk, or hire bikes if you want to go there. But it is much more interesting. The neighbourhood felt friendly and safe. The only downside was one man who was driving everyone to distraction with his music, I really hope they get it sorted for everyones peace of mind.

Lili User Profile
July 2016
My family spent a few weeks at Lisa's place. Lisa arranged the arrival and the keys pick up perfectly, in a very timely and professional manner. The place is very clean, comfortable, and there is a great breeze coming through the big windows, which makes the place even nicer. The location is actually good. Some people have told me that the neighbourhood is not nice or safe. But this is not accurate. My family felt it was safe, and surrounded by locals who work in the tourist sector. Nothing to be scared of. Of course, it is always good to be cautious. It is in a good distance from the popular 5th avenue, where there are so many restaurants and bars. But remember you will get back to a more peaceful, clean, breezy place. It is close to a bike path that goes far around on and off the ocean. The beaches that are close by are more quiet than the ones that are more downtown (which is a plus). The location is also convenient because it is close to the avenue where the small buses that go to Puerto Morelos, Tulum, etc., pass. I would definitely recommend Lisa's place.

Isabelle User Profile
December 2015
We stayed at Lisa's place for one month. The apartment was wonderful. There were plenty of space and everything is there if you want to cook. The day we arrived, Lisa was there as planned. She brought a basket of full fruits and she gave us a cellphone which was very usefull. During our stay, it was very easy to communicate with her. She make our stay really easy. The only things we found sad is the amount of garbage in this neighbourhood (Colonia Colosio). It's not as clean as in Centro. Other than that, be prepare to walk a lot to get the services from the 5th avenue. Renting a bike should make your stay easier. Beside that, the apartment was perfect...like à Castle and Lisa was an amazing host.

Tiffany User Profile
October 2015
We enjoyed our stay in Lisa's apartment in Playa Del Carmen. Lisa was attentive and answered our questions and provided us with a basket of fruit and a local phone when we arrived. The apartment looked just like the pictures. The wifi worked perfectly, the king size bed was comfortable and the kitchen was perfect for our one month stay there. Getting a taxi was always easy but be aware that they charge (non-locals/non-spanish speakers) more $. Just ask for the tariff card if this is a problem. The apartment was located near many tourist places like Xcaret and not very far from Chichen Itza and many other amazing places.

Cicely User Profile
May 2015
Lovely apartment, great host. Lisa is very organized and thought of everything. She had a cell phone for us for calls and provided a detailed FAQ info sheet. Despite having no a/c, the apartment was very breezy, especially at night. We enjoyed hanging out on the porch in the hammock. The kitchen was fabulous and has nice stove and everything you could want in terms of utensils and tools. She even had a basket full of fresh fruits waiting for us on arrival!

Josie User Profile
April 2015
Lisa was an excellent host. She was very generous with her time to answer questions and give assistance. As well, she went above and beyond by leaving us a local phone to use and fresh fruit upon our arrival. The apartment was very comfortable and as pictured. The neighbourhood was very close to the beach and felt very safe. The only downside was a number of barking dogs at night, which apparently was an unusual occurrence. We loved the cultural experience of living in a local neighbourhood. We would stay here again.

Playa del Carmen, MexicoJoined in March 2013
Lisa User Profile

I was born in Sweden but have lived more than half of my life in Spain and in Mexico. I work full-time as a translator and run a horseback riding ranch (Rancho Baaxal) with mostly rescue horses. I am a huge animal-lover and also have cats and dogs (all rescues) and feed a whole community of stray cats every day.
My life is full of adventures and my motto in life is "Follow Your Dreams".

Languages: English, Español, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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