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Playa del Carmen, which lies along the Riviera Maya area of the Yucatan Penisula, is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. The coastal resort town is popular for relaxing and taking part in activities like snorkeling and scuba diving with crystal-clear waters ad abundant marine life. When planning your visit you’ll find lots of resorts to choose from, but you might want to consider one of these vacation rentals instead for a more authentic experience and a wealth of amenities.
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This luxurious beachfront villa is located in an exclusive guard-gated neighborhood that’s part of the Golf Resort & Residential community. It’s just six minutes away from Playa del Carmen’s famous 5th Avenue, a popular spot for browsing shops, dining on world-class cuisine at some of the best restaurants in town, and taking part in the buzzing nightlife. It boasts 180-degree sea views from the kitchen, living room, dining room, master bedroom, and the private pool, which has a beachfront deck with a hammock. Plus, Playacar beach is just in front of the pool. It includes three bedrooms, sleeping up to six, all of which have their own flat-screen TVs with Apple TV.
Villa Esueuo sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the gated community of Playacar just a block away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the area near the Playacar golf course. 5th Avenue with over a thousand restaurants and many shopping venues is a 15-minute walk away. It’s ideal for large groups with five bedrooms plus a separate casita, sleeping up to a dozen guests. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV, plus a solar-heated infinity pool with a waterfall.
A luxury two-story home in the private gated community of Playacar Phase 1, Casa Blanca is only 55 steps to powdery sands ad a 5-minute walk to Fifth Avenue and the ferry to Cozumel. It has four large bedrooms, sleeping up to 12, all of which provide the opportunity to fall asleep to the sounds of the waves each night. The large private swimming pool and rooftop deck overlook the ocean too. It includes a gourmet kitchen and you can even send the host your shopping list so that it will be stocked upon your arrival. Take advantage of the full-time bilingual house staff for concierge services, cleaning, and even laundry, they’re all at your disposal.
A 5-bedroom ocean view villa for 12, the main entrance of this rental opens to a large living room that showcases an incredible view of a natural cenote tucked into the tropical jungle through a 20′ X 15′ window. It attracts exotic birds, including parrots, and small native animals like the Mexican Agouti, and occasionally even spider monkeys swinging from the trees. You’ll be steps from the beach and three minutes on foot to 5th Avenue while being able to return to luxurious comforts. It has all the essentials plus two scenic rooftop terraces for sunbathing with views of the ocean and Cozumel.
A spacious two-bedroom condo for four, this rental is within a short walk from all the attractions, including the beach, shops, restaurants, and bars. Located in Pueblito Escondido, a 5-star condo-hotel, you’ll have access to a magnificent rooftop terrace with an infinity pool and one of the best Caribbean views around. It includes all the essentials like a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, and washer/dryer, along with special extras like beach chairs.
This beachfront condo offers great value with incredible unobstructed views in one of the prime spots in Playa del Carmen at the landmark lighthouse. Part of El Faro luxury suites, it’s not only steps from the sand but to 5th Avenue, so you’ll have easy access to it all within a short walk. Located on the second floor, enjoy views overlooking the sea, beach, Cozumel, and the pool. It has two bedrooms, with a king in the master, two queens in the second bedroom, plus a sofa sleeper, making it ideal for families as well as groups of friends.
This exclusive penthouse can accommodate up to seven in three bedrooms, located behind KOOL Beach Club, providing convenient access to the area’s gorgeous beaches. It includes a fully equipped kitchen and satellite TV, plus a Jacuzzi that offers a memorable soak after a day of play. The complex includes laundry facilities, a fitness center, and a communal pool.
This nearly 2,000-square-foot two-story penthouse includes three bedrooms for up to eight guests. On the second level, there’s a patio with a gas grill for cookouts and a private pool in the solarium. There are two master bedrooms, with the upstairs master featuring a satellite TV and Apple TV, plus a private lounge area just outside and its own heated pool. The living room includes satellite TV and Apple TV as well. A washer and dryer are included in the condo, along with items for a day at the beach like coolers, lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towels.
Located in Playacar Phase I with its private million-dollar estates, this two-bedroom beachfront condo offers gorgeous ocean views from the balcony at a bargain price. A 10-minute stroll along the sand will bring you to town for shopping and dining. To get here, a private driver can meet you at the airport in Cancun, waiting for you with an ice cold beer. You’ll have access to the boutique complex’s swim-up pool bar, fitness center and spa, an infinity pool, children’s pool, and Jacuzzi. Complimentary use of kayaks, bikes, Hobie Cats, and more are available too. There’s even an optional meal package with unlimited alcoholic beverages if the idea of a private space with all-inclusive benefits appeals.
This 10,764-square-foot private villa offers an unforgettable stay for a large group, accommodating up to 18 with four large suites, all of which have their own private bathroom, terrace, and TV. It sits in the core of Playa Del Carmen across from the beach and steps from the many shops and eateries. When you aren’t out and about you’ll probably want to be on the rooftop, which boasts a dazzling sea view, plunge pool, daybeds, a bar, TV, grill, and a dining table. You’ll have all the modern comforts inside, plus 24/7 security and concierge services.
Just a mile from beautiful Xcalacoco beach in the gated community of Balam tun, this three-bedroom house is the last one on a dead end street, providing a quiet setting right next to a park and playground for the kids. You’ll have lots available within a short walk, including a restaurant and two small markets for groceries. It accommodates up to six and comes with two complimentary bikes, Wi-Fi, satellite TV with Chromecast, and a full kitchen.
Located in the heart of town among the top restaurants and clubs, just a block from the beach, this romantic villa has a rooftop terrace with a private Jacuzzi. You’ll have access to a communal pool and fitness center, plus a satellite TV with a DVD player, Wi-Fi, and a full kitchen.
Sleeping at least 10 guests comfortably in four bedrooms, Villa El Dorado is a luxury oceanfront oasis that comes with your own private pool that overlooks the beach. There are two master suites, both of which have ocean views and direct access to the pool and beach. All have flat-screen TVs, a/c, and ceiling fans. Enjoy cooking up your meals in the gourmet kitchen or cooking out on the oversized terrace that has a grill. It even has its own private stretch of beach that extends from the house. Downtown is an easy 10-minute walk away, where you’ll find 5th Avenue’s many shops and restaurants.
The “Cenote house” is surrounded by rainforest, providing the feel that you’re in the middle of the jungle while enjoying all the modern comforts, complete with a terrace that has a hammock, private pool, and Jacuzzi fed by natural cenote water. While it includes two bedrooms, sleeping up to four, it’s especially ideal for romance-seeking couples. The upstairs open master suite has a palapa roof with no door, but it does have a balcony with gorgeous views. There’s a kitchen with all you need to cook your own meals, while multiple eateries are within walking distance. Special extras can be included for celebratory occasions too, like rose petals, a bottle of Italian wine, and chocolates.