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A Lovely Penthouse Close to 5th Av and Beach

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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Located just 2.5 blocks from the beach and 1 block from the fashionable and lively 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, Casa Dorothea, a Penthouse Condominium, offers a haven that will make this your best vacation ever. Casa Dorothea offers 2 bedrooms; one with a queen size bed and a balcony overlooking the courtyard swimming pool/waterfall and a 2nd bedroom featuring 2 twin beds. There are 2 luxurious baths complete with marble and Tikal stone. The floor plan is open and airy with another balcony as the focal point of the living room. The private rooftop terrace has everything for complete outdoor living and doubles your living space. When you arrive in Playa our professional English speaking host will meet you and acquaint you with the condo and area. Throughout your stay, they are ...Located just 2.5 blocks from the beach and 1 block from the fashionable and lively 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, Casa Dorothea, a Penthouse Condominium, offers a haven that will make this your best vacation ever. Casa Dorothea offers 2 bedrooms; one with a queen size bed and a balcony overlooking the courtyard swimming pool/waterfall and a 2nd bedroom featuring 2 twin beds. There are 2 luxurious baths complete with marble and Tikal stone. The floor plan is open and airy with another balcony as the focal point of the living room. The private rooftop terrace has everything for complete outdoor living and doubles your living space. When you arrive in Playa our professional English speaking host will meet you and acquaint you with the condo and area. Throughout your stay, they are available to help or answer any questions that might arise during your stay. Their office is only a block away. Casa Dorothea also features a US/Canadian phone from which you can make or receive an unlimited amount of calls to/from the US and Canada. So, its easy to keep in touch with the folks back home while in Mexico. If you have a party of more than 4 people, let us know an we can arrange a rental for 4 additional people in the same complex ... just across the courtyard. We would love to share our lovely condo with you and your family, Ron & Crystal
House Rules
Kid friendly
Check with ownerPetsSmoking allowed
Bedrooms
1 Queen2 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Full baths1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
RonCrystal F
Hosting since November 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsOur rate includes; all taxes, wireless internet, Cable TV with English channels, drinking water, and a telephone in the condo where you have unlimited calls to/from the US and Canada. This is a very good rate for a penthouse condo with a private rooftop terrace so close to the beach and 5th AV. We try to be very involved with our guests . So, feel free to call us or email us before your stay with any questions regarding the condo, Playa. We will be more than happy to assist. While you are in Playa, we have a local property management firm (they are fluent in English and Spanish) to make sure everything goes smoothly on a day-by-day basis. Their office is right down the street from the condo.

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Reviews (61)
Skattch
Skattch
Pleasant Hill, CA124 contributions
Great condo, perfect location!
This was my first time in Playa del Carmen and I had no idea what to expect. I wanted someplace close to town buy quiet when I was there. I could not have picked a better place. This penthouse unit was a minute's walk from the most central meeting location Coco Bongo but I never heard a peep from them or anyone else. Lots of great restaurants nearby on 10th and 5th as well as the best orange juice I have ever had from a guy on the street with this OJ cart two blocks up and one over on 15th. One of the great features of this unit is that it has a washer and dryer in the unit. I did not expect to need it but ended up using it three times during the week. I highly recommend this condo.
Visited April 2018
Written April 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Penny B
Penny B
3 contributions
Feels like Home!!
This was our fourth stay at Casa Dorothea and we loved it. It was centrally located to all the amenities we need. Most importantly it is very close to Walmart and to Mega which makes easy to have fresh fruit and vegetables when needed. Having a phone and the internet is a plus as you could phone home for free when needed. Looking forward to staying again!!
Visited February 2017
Written April 25, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lisa L
Lisa L
1 contribution
Casa Dorothea
Casa Dorothea was perfect for my first solo trip. The location put everything within easy walking distance, beach, restaurants, grocery stores. The condo was completely appointed. The rooftop deck was so relaxing for coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. There is always a breeze and sun or shade depending on your preference. The pool was a great place to hang out and meet other residents. The hosts, Ron and Crystal, will help you customize your stay. They know the area and will help you locate your choice of activities and they know where to go to get the best rates. I was traveling alone and never worried about safety. The condo has a secured entrance and a very helpful security guard 24/7. I made 2 mistakes on this trip; I overpacked. There was a washer/dryer in the condo and I did not need to bring so many clothes and I did not book a long enough stay. I will be returning but at least for 2 weeks and possibly longer next year.
Visited January 2017
Written February 9, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marc N
Marc N
West Des Moines, IA3 contributions
Location was Perfect
The owners were absolutely amazing and made this trip so much easier. Ron and Crystal supplied with with all the information I needed to help in planning, check in, and etc. They were also available for questions during our stay. The location, is within easy walking distance to the ADO bus stations, beaches and 5th ave. It is also just far enough away from 5th ave so you don't have to deal with the any noise if you have kids with you, which we did. The accomodations were great to. Plenty of space, plus an awesome rooftop which we used to grill out a couple nights. If I ever go back and stay in Playa, I couldn't imagine staying in a better place. So much better then a hotel.
Visited December 2016
Written January 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

THEWESTSEsterhazy
THEWESTSEsterhazy
8 contributions
A GREAT PLACE TO STAY
Ron & Crystal you did it again!! You made our Home Away from Home the BEST Vacation! This was our 3rd time staying at Casa Dorathea and would not want to stay at any other!! The booking process is very easy and we were well taken care of once again!! The first day we got to the Condo there was a basket full of FRESH Fruit and a few cold beverages in the fridge, as the previous times!! I'm also very happy to see our shooter glasses that we have left from the 1st year are still there!! The Condo is in such a great location, close to Wal-Mart or Mega Mart and steps away to the main part of 5th Ave and the beach!! The private roof-top is a great way to relax with a cold water jucuzzi and a 3rd toilet and shower!! The roof-top is such an asset, as the friends we have met over the years were able to come and have a few cold beverages on our roof-top!! This place just feels so much like home! Thanks again Ron & Crystal, we will be planning our 4th round for next year!!
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written August 24, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pwiltse
pwiltse
Westerose, Canada2 contributions
Location, location, location!
I rented Casa Dorothea for most of the month of February 2015 and loved it so much that I have already signed on for 2016, This condo is within a short walking distance to Walmart and Mega. It is one block from 5th avenue and so close to my favourite bars and restaurants. It is well equipped even down to spices in the cupboard....no need to have to go out and purchase the little things. The real gem is the roof top patio! You are going to love it! It's so spacious, private and beautiful...we practically lived up there. Another bonus is the condo owners. They are very involved and take pride in their property. I met them for coffee on day and lunch another. If I had any issues I could text Ron and the problem was fixed immediately. I almost hated to write a review so that I could keep this little gem to myself but these owners are such a wonderful couple I had to!
Visited February 2015 Travelled with friends
Written August 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sightsee563924
Sightsee563924
1 contribution
rest and relaxation is alway a must in Playa
We have gone to Playa Del Carmen for a few years now and stay at the same location. Super people to rent from. They always share good tips on travel, and eating locations. We have tried the majority of the eating establishment and added a few more. Location is located to where we can walk to take a taxi. Close to the beach and everything else. Always make the trip to Manny's for prime rib, its a must, this tip came from our property owner...
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written August 20, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

WayfaringPair
WayfaringPair
Mendota Heights, MN91 contributions
CASA DOROTHEA at Playa Kaan in Playa del Carmen, QR, Mexico
This condo is on the third and fourth floor inside the Playa Kaan complex. We took USA Transfer and our two friends from Canada took the ADO bus from the CUN airport. They had no problem with the bus, which has a depot an 5th Avenue. Although this was our first time at Casa Dorothea, we had to help our shuttle driver get to Playa Kaan; luckily, I had studied the map online. We entered, learned how to get our keys, and went past the pool, up the steps, and into the condo. It was exactly as pictured, and we had beer and pop in the ‘fridge, and fruit on the counter. We checked out our private rooftop area, and we would enjoy eating and card playing up there our entire stay. Lots of colorful birds visited us to have their pictures taken. The sleeping accommodations were separated enough in the condo to give quiet rest. Though we were a block and a half from 5th Avenue, we had no noise at night from any club. The only thing we didn’t see were Ron and Crystal, who are mentioned in every other review we have read. They were not in town at the time we were there. The walk to Walmart was easy, and there is an OXXO store just around the corner for quick item purchases. We walked around the ‘non-tourist’ areas of PdC as well. We have been coming to PdC for several years, but this is the first time we have stayed this far north in town. We quickly learned to eat some meals on 10th instead of 5th, where the locals eat; the food is good, and much cheaper than tourist prices on 5th. We stayed 9 days, and the cleaning staff did come through the condo and completely cleaned. The unit is excellent as long as you can go up and down 33 steps. We cannot speak to use of the beach, as we went to other properties after we left Casa Dorothea, and had plenty of beach time there. We hope to stay at Casa Dorothea next year, and get to meet Ron & Crystal!
Visited March 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written May 5, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

THEWESTSEsterhazy
THEWESTSEsterhazy
8 contributions
Could not ask for better!!
Ron & Crystal you did it again!! You made our Home Away from Home the BEST Vacation! This was our 3rd time staying at Casa Dorathea and would not want to stay at any other!! The booking process is very easy and we were well taken care of once again!! The first day we got to the Condo there was a basket full of FRESH Fruit and a few cold beverages in the fridge, as the previous times!! I'm also very happy to see our shooter glasses that we have left from the 1st year are still there!! The Condo is in such a great location, close to Wal-Mart or Mega Mart and steps away to the main part of 5th Ave and the beach!! The private roof-top is a great way to relax with a cold water jucuzzi and a 3rd toilet and shower!! The roof-top is such an asset, as the friends we have met over the years were able to come and have a few cold beverages on our roof-top!! This place just feels so much like home! Thanks again Ron & Crystal, we will be planning our 4th round for next year!!
Visited April 2016 Travelled with friends
Written April 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ISD1961
ISD1961
1 contribution
Feels like Home!
We stayed at Ron and Crystal's property for 12 days together with another couple - very close friends. The apartment is beautifully arranged and perfectly located with easy access to the beach and all good restaurants and bars. The nearby located Wall Mart and Mega are very convenient for grocery shopping. The apartment have good speed Wi-Fi and telephone as well as a roof terrace with spa, BBQ, toilet and shower - we could not find anything amiss. The apartment is extremely well maintained by Vimex and we will definitely be going back. The most important feature, though, is Ron and Crystal's hospitality and friendly advice - thank you, guys. Our stay could have not been better!
Visited March 2016
Written April 19, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Tennis court
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • City getaway
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports

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About the neighbourhood
We are located very conveniently to 5th Av, the beach and shopping. We are 1.5 blocks to 5th Av and 2.5 blocks to the beach. We have a very quiet condo in the rear of the complex that is not on the street. So, you will enjoy a nice quiet stay. Also, we are very close to shopping ... there is a WalMart and Mega (Mexico's answer to a Super Target) only 2 blocks away.
Getting around
No need for a rental car ... but if you have one, we have secure reserved parking. We are within close walking distance of everything in Playa ... the beach and the lively 5th Av with shopping and restaurants and plenty of night life. AND it is only a short walk to WalMart and Mega (Like a Super Target). Our condo, Casa Dorothea is the perfect central location.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
We are on Calle 12, between AV 10 and 15. We are only 1.5 blocks from 5th Av and 2.5 blocks from the beach. 5th AV is the Playa del Carmen pedestrian only zone where you find all the restaurants, shop and night life.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
During the Christmas/New Year Holidays (Dec 15th thru Jan 7th) and the week before Easter, there is a 25% premium added to the High Season Rates with a 7 night minimum stay required) We offer reasonable monthly rates from May 1st until December 15th, please inquire about an extended stay.

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