This beautiful house is a 10 min walk to the shops, and a 15 min walk to 5th st. where all the bars and restaurants are. It's in a really nice high end neighborhood and it's really easy to catch a cab too! Definitely recommended to everyone! My husband and I stayed there for a few nights on our honeymoon and had a great time!
My husband and I returned for a second stay at this beautiful home. The brand new upgraded kitchen renovation looked stunning. Something right out of a magazine. As per our first visit, our stay there was paradise. The beautiful spacious inside and the several outside areas to sit and read it visit, all make our stay perfect.
We - a family with 4 kids - and 2 parents stayed for a week in August. As expected, it was a very hot and humid vacation!
The home has a lot of places to escape. 4 lovely ensuite rooms and 3 other sleeping rooms that are best suited for kids. It worked very well from a privacy and sleeping situation for our family. Given the heat, we didn't spend a lot of time outside as the home pool is more of a dipping pool and there are a fair amount of bugs that time of year outside in the patio spaces.
There is a very modern kitchen if you are inclined to cook and a welcoming dining room - where we spent most of our family time. Unfortunately, for us, the living room was not as conducive to hanging out as we would have liked.
The home is very close to the "community" pool and tennis court and the beach is not a long walk either. The whole Playacar development is interesting - many private homes, condos, townhouses and large hotels with a scattering of shops. It was nice not to have to walk to 5th avenue for everything. It's very relaxed and we were very comfortable letting our teenage daughters explore.
A maid service came 3 mornings which was very helpful. There is also a management company that sent over a handyman as soon as we noticed a leak in one of the faucets. The owner, Gordon, checked in with us before and during the trip and was happy to offer suggestions and answer questions.
My one request would be to have an owner's pass so that you do not have to pay a daily rate at the local all inclusive. Other than that, we had a great vacation and the home was good value.
It is a great home located in Playacar neighborhood which is very safe, beautiful and quite. It's in walking distance to the beach and a few minutes walking to 5th ave. it's a great place to entertain and stay with family and friends.
My husband and I stayed at this property in August/September 2014 and we were absolutely blown away!! The house is incredibly large and beautifully decorated. We looked at a lot of properties but we are so glad we chose this one. It's literally a 2 minute walk through a beautiful rain forest to get to the beach...which was unexpected because other properties were more expensive and yet further away. The beachfront was absolutely breath taking!! We jogged in the morning, swam in the secluded pool, played tennis, played in the ocean all day and then strolled under the moonlight at night. The property was great because it includes access to the All inclusive Reef Club up the street as well. All we did is walk over, pay a 50 dollar fee for an all inclusive day of eating, drinking, beach volleyball and fun! I think we ate 3 full meals and made several trips to the snack bar for burgers, fries and pizza.. not to mention a full day of drinks!! It was a great deal and
I would recommend doing this once or twice during your visit. The house is also within walking distance to Playa's incredible 5th avenue shopping area.. with an awesome variety of high end stores and American favorites like Krispy Kreme and Starbucks mixed in with small market sellers if you want to barter for some local pottery, jewelry other great handcrafted goods! The house can accommodate a lot of people and is so spacious you could share it with others and not even know they're there! We have already booked our next trip to Playa and luckily were able to secure this house again!
My husband and I just returned from a week stay at this beautiful home. My husband and I are retired. We have travelled quite a bit and stayed at various resorts in the Caribbean. This time, we travelled with my son and his family. As soon as we arrived, I knew that this was the perfect spot. The house is in a natural, Caribbean setting. Upon entering, there is a sense of escape but with all the luxuries of home. The bedrooms are all spacious and comfortable, and provide a sense of privacy. The kitchen facilities make even cooking the smallest meal, a joy. We loved sitting out at night, having cocktails and appetizers. It seemed as if we were alone in this exotic setting. The walk to Fifth Avenue was just far enough for us to enjoy an evening stroll. Our morning walk to Starbucks became a daily routine.
The great room was a gathering place for watching television (though we didn't do much of that) and playing cards at the small table. The dining room easily accommodated our family at meals.
The walk to the beach is convenient enough that we could go back and forth to the house whenever anyone wanted to. The beach is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. White, fine sand and warm blue water was the perfect combination.
We will definitely return and will recommend it to our friends. I finally found my paradise!