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Casita Coba: Romantic Playa Del carmen, Mexico

Living room
Living room
Living room
Dine out on main porch. One of four.
Living room
Small side porch.
Playa del Carmen
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Condo/Apartment – 
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

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willofjrh
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Perfection in playa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

The apartment is spacious, well presented, clean to the point of obsession and located in an ideal spot to enjoy the town, the beach and ultimately yourselves.

There are too many plus points to list, but I'll mention a couple anyway, the pool is fantastic the balconies ideal for eating and relaxing the air con essential for your comfort when the mercury rises.

If you're after a fully furnished and stylish option for your stay in playa, look no further.

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5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: pretty much everything
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Families with young children
Large groups
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ThierryAn...
Seal Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Our Perfect Honeymoon Getaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 for a stay in August 2012

Casita Coba was a much better pick for our honeymoon than any hotel or resort of the region! We got to experience the best that Playa Del Carmen has to offer in a cozy, well-decorated, and luxurious apartment.

We were 5 minutes walk away from the beach and La Quinta. All travel tour companies and taxis knew Casita Coba which made it easy for us to get picked up and dropped off by tour buses when we visited the many wonders surrounding the city (Chichen Itza, Tullum, XCaret, etc.).

The owners were easy to work with for the booking, helpful and always available. Their property manager helped with our pickup at the airport (and drop off), and when we lost the key of the safe, was very reactive in helping us open it (which took an entire day).

If you are planning a visit to Playa Del Carmen, we strongly recommend Casita Coba. It exceeded all of our expectations!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location (close to La Quinta & the beach) and the apartment
Liked least: Nothing. It was all amazing.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Feb 3, 2013
I am so glad you enjoyed such a wonderful honeymoon at Casita Coba. Thank you for your generous recommendation and please do come again some time.
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Beachmich...
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We couldn’t think of anything bad to say if we wanted to! Husband, myself and teenage son stayed for the week and couldn’t be happier. Everything you need to cook a meal, go to the beach, relax, watch some TV, the pool, and internet to keep in touch, it's all there. Couple minute walk to the beach and 5th Avenue. Everything really right at your fingertips, truly a great time!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Closeness to 5th Ave and Beach
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Jan 7, 2013
Stacy -- it was lovely to have you. It is energy like this that helps creates the magic of Casita Coba
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Neisha_TX
Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Home Away from Home in Playa Del Carmen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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I stayed at Casita Coba with my husband and three children (ages 11, 9 and 9). The property is everything Gail says it is -- beautifully decorated, immaculately kept and short walking distance from a quiet beach, the bus station, taxi station, any restaurant you could want and even Wal-Mart.

You may get the impression that, with all these amenities nearby, the condo is located in the hustle and bustle of town. But it is actually nestled away in a quiet cul-de-sac of sorts.

While I have spent some time in Mexico, my family had not, and we felt completely comfortable and safe. We walked to dinner every night, and the only time we took a cab was on our way home from Wal-Mart.

The neighbors were friendly but quiet -- an apparent mixture of European, Mexican and American tourists and residents of various ages. A couple of the families we met around the pool were actually from our hometown!

We began our vacation planning by looking at hotels in the area. But we were quickly disappointed by the high prices we would have to pay for a family of five. Everywhere we looked, we were told we would have to upgrade to a suite or two adjoining rooms. So we turned to homeaway.com, where we found this gem! Casita Coba worked for us because our children are all girls, small enough to share a king size bed. So we ended up with a full condo for a fraction of the price we would have paid at a hotel!

Of course, condo living in a foreign country isn't for everyone, especially in a place popular for its all-inclusive resorts where your every wish is accommodated, all restaurants are a corridor away and your money can stay safely locked away all week. Staying at a condo, you will have to navigate your way to restaurants, grocery stores and public transportation, as well as deal with and exchange money. You may get waiters or taxi drivers who speak little to no English. If you want to go to Mexico but feel like you are still in America, condo living would not be for you.

We, however, were happy to trade a the convenience and personal service of an AI for the spacious, affordable and lovely condo.We used the money we saved on fabulous snorkeling adventures, tours of the Mayan archaeological sites and the spectacular eco water park, Xel-Ha.

Casita Coba truly was our home away from home in Playa, and we would go back in a heartbeat!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location, furnishings
Liked least: The humidity and the dryer that didn't really dry clothes -- though we were glad to have one!
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 23, 2012
Thank you, Neisha! It was a pleasure having you guys. Our idea of the ideal guests.
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Kathie
WI
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
Apr 7, 2012
Such a pleasure to have Casita Coba loved so much! Thank you for such a 'splendid' review, Kathie.
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Zee
CO
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 25-34
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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lamsylvie
Mascouche, Canada
1 review
“petit coin de paradis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
Google Translation

WOW !!! Merci à Gail, la propriétaire de partager son petit coin de paradis avec nous. Ce magnifique condo, confortable et super bien équipé est situé à quelques pas de tout. La plage est à deux pas et son sable est blanc et fin. Pour s'y rendre, on marche 2 minutes dans un beau parc archéologique ou se trouve des ruines. Si vous marcher dans l'autre direction, vous serai sur la 5 ième avenue en moins de 5 minutes. Restaurants, dépaneur, boutiques, collectivos, terminus d'autobus... Tout est accessible à pied. Mes ados et moi avons vécus une semaine de rêves. J'espère pouvoir y retourner un jour et je vous le recommande fortement.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Le condo est situé au centre de tout.
Liked least: Tout était parfait.
Traveling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Listed since : Jul 2011
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