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Steps to the Enchanting Turquoise Water - PH Turquesa at Casa del Mar

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

High ceilings, lots of room, private roof with Jacuzzi (non-heated).

Penthouse Turquesa is a spacious top level condo which has been professionally decorated. This ocean side retreat boasts gorgeous paintings on the walls, flat screen televisions in the master bedroom and living room, large balcony with ocean views that spans the whole length of the condo and a private roof deck complete with outdoor shower, Jacuzzi (non-heated), hammock and private access to the common roof top pool.

The Casa del Mar condos sit right next to the beach and are a short five-minute walk from Playa's bohemian Fifth Avenue with its endless options of boutique, restaurants and sidewalk cafes. This unique residential complex offers the very best of the two worlds Playa del Carmen has to offer: the calm and beauty of a seaside retreat and the charm and excitement of a global destination.

More Details

Property Manager
Matt Weatherbee
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Matt Weatherbee

We moved from Boston to Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2008 and we haven't looked back since. We came originally on vacation and saw the opportunity to open a successful property management company. Within 3 months of returning from vacation we had quit our jobs, sold everything (except our condo and car) and drove 4,500 miles from Boston to Playa with our 2 miniature schnauzers.

We absolutely love Mexico. The food is fantastic - we eat out often, enjoying a variety of cuisines in one of a kind establishments, most of which are within walking distance of our condo. We have formed a large circle of friends, mostly retired expats, and even host Thanksgiving with usually more than 50 attendees! For Halloween a group of 20+ friends come over, all dressed in costume and we hit 5th Avenue and hand out candy to all the children. It is the most fun day of the entire year!

When we are not working, Matt enjoys working out, reading, playing bridge, cooking gourmet meals and visiting the beach. Allan enjoys watching TV, playing blackjack, eating out, going to the movies and also visiting the beach.

Matt and Allan

Matt Weatherbee purchased this condo in 2008

Why Matt Weatherbee chose Zazil-ha

Casa del Mar has a great roof top, ocean view pool complete with large lounge chairs and comfortable sun beds. You are also right next to Coco Beach with its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. 5th Avenue is only a 5 minute walk away with its amplitude of dining and shopping options.

What makes this condo unique

You are renting from a professional property management company located in Playa del Carmen called North American Standards. Taking care of you and the property is our full time job and it's our goal to help ensure you have as an enjoyable vacation in paradise as possible. We offer a bilingual staff (English and Spanish) and well as a full time concierge who will meet and greet you. Our concierge can help you plan anything from tours and transportation to baby sitting and restaurant recommendations.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Zazil-ha, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Visitor´s Bathroom - toilet
    Rooftop Bathroom - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Guest Suite - 2 double
  • 1 King size bed, 2 full beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 king bed • 2 full beds • 1 sleep sofa • 24 hour security • air conditioning • balcony • BBQ • beach chairs • beachfront • blender • ceiling fans • coffee maker • dish washer • DVD player • elevator • filtered water • flat screen TV • fully-equipped kitchen • fully-furnished with linens • granite countertops • hair dryer • ipod docking station • iron • ironing board • Jacuzzi • Keurig coffee maker • microwave • ocean views • pool • parking • rice cooker • rooftop terrace • safe • satellite tv • stereo system • toaster • washer and dryer • wireless internet


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Steps to the Enchanting Turquoise Water - PH Turquesa at Casa del Mar
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Las Vegas


  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great stay - condo was great. Beach was lovely. We'd come back. The management staff was very helpful and responsive.

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena, California


  • 5 of 5

This exquisite condo is perfectly placed at the happy end of the tourist trail, with recourse to all of that, if you want it, and to extremely good, under-priced, and immediate local restaurants.

The best beach in Playa del Carmen is just around the point, about a five minute (maximum) walk. All of the shops are easily accessible by foot, and taxis abound. There are zero security issues.

The condo itself was just spectacular, with welcoming staff and security guards.and an outstanding layout. This is the best appointed kitchen I've ever found in a 'rental.' The penthouse layout, with access to a guest bedroom (2 beds) a master bedroom, three baths, a terrace (hammocks, bathroom, sun-beds) and the roof pool is impossible to beat. The balcony with grill invites home cooking and leisure.

Potable water is well-povided, with a 7-11 across the street for immediate needs, and easy (by taxi or car) access to Chedraui Market, Mega Market, and Walmart.

I'll never stay anywhere else, unless this favorable review prices me out of my own desired market. Could not have been better, and I road-tested the place for six weeks!

  • Submitted: 7-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No emergency response - Unacceptable!

  • 1 of 5

After being out one night we found ourselves locked out of the building – the electronic keypad no longer worked. It was hot, dark and desolate, and all our belongings, including our car key, were in the apartment! Tried every combination and banged loudly on the glass doors, but no one heard us. Sitting on the sidewalk we called the “emergency number” for Mexico that had been provided, and no one answered!!! We walked around the entire complex, trying all entrances on both streets. We were very puzzled since there was no one besides us locked out on the street! Finally, someone inside saw us and let us in. As soon as we got into the apartment we called the 24/7 Emergency contact number in the booklet left by the management. There was an unintelligible recording; we left our number and nobody ever got back to us, either that night or the next morning when we were prisoners in the apartment! We couldn't leave for fear of being locked out again. By going back into our records, my husband found the U.S. contact number for the owner, which is the management company North American Standards, which was not answered but listed yet another Mexican number. That number was answered by a person who told my husband, sheepishly, that the code had been changed, and “weren’t you told?” NO, WE HAD NOT BEEN TOLD!

So much for the "24/7 availability for emergencies" advertised in the North American Standards’ brochure! Imagine if there had actually been a dangerous emergency!

Even if this deal-breaker hadn’t occurred, I don’t think we would have wanted to return to this condo for the following reasons.

The private penthouse terrace is nowhere you’d want to be unless you enjoy sitting in an old Jacuzzi tub that only has cold water or on a wooden lounge chair that is missing it’s cushion seat and has no umbrella for shade. The usable rooftop above that is available to everyone in the building.

The condo is sparsely furnished; only comfortable place to sit is a soiled white 2-seat sofa. The bathrooms are ok, though fixtures are corroded and could use update. The pros: good a/c, comfortable beds, a parking spot.

The nearby beach (Coco) had a sulphur smell and a beach club with endless bass-thumping music (see reviews for beach clubs Martina and Encanto to see if that is the kind of beach experience you like), but that's typical for Playa del Carmen.

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The reason the guest is writing a bad review is because we refused to refund them 1 night's stay for them being locked out of the building for less than 1 hour (and they threatened to write a bad review unless we refunded them money). We do have a working emergency number - when dialed correctly. If you read our welcome book it states you need to dial +52 before the number. Also we are not in control of the building - we only manage this specific unit. The building changes the code 1x per month without advising us ahead of time. When we are notified of the change, that is when we notify the guest. If you are locked out there is 1 security guard who works 24/7 who always has the new door code, so all you had to do was walk around the corner and ask him. The couch is typically clean - thank you for bringing this to our attention - we will look at having it cleaned. The Jacuzzi does fill with hot water but there is no internal heating mechanism to keep it hot. The beach does not typically smell - however the entire Yucatan is on top of the largest underground river system in the world - which does occasionally empty into the sea - hence the sulphur smell. Most guests love the fact that the region is filled with underground swimming holes called cenotes. There are beach clubs and no they typically don't have loud music. Occasionally they do have music festivals, but they are rare. And as you can read by all our positive reviews most people love our condo and our management services. We provide good and honest service.
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First time in Playa

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Playa and we loved it. We rented 2 condos from NAS - one in downtown and one in Playacar and both were great. We loved this location on Coco Beach and loved the rooftop pool. We rented a car but it was not really necessary. Thanks everyone!

  • Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, close to beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The balcony and the roof terrace were lovely and the condo was very well-equipped and maintained. Even with a few small things that were broken, the property management was quick to respond and to send someone to fix. We had a lovely welcome basket and the housekeeping did a very good job each time, so it felt like a hotel with the amenities, but all the space of a large private condo. The condo is extremely close to Cocoa Beach, but just a short walk to Mamitas (which is our preferred beach). The pool on the roof is a really perfect amenity. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 16-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Padre Island, Texas, USA

Exceptional property only matched by service

  • 5 of 5

Property was beautiful and the management company was professional and extremely accommodating.

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
On 5th Avenue
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Coco Beach


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Zazil-ha, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low 208
Apr 8 2018 - Dec 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$633.25
Tax Rate 19.0%

* Rentals of 1-6 months are plus expenses (electric, TV and internet), unless otherwise stated. Rentals of 6+ months are always plus expenses (electric, TV, internet, water and gas).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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