We have just stayed in the beautiful Trinidad suite for a month and loved absolutely everything about it ! The owners arranged transportation to and from the airport for us, which was a real treat. But beware, even though you have a driver waiting for you outside the airport terminal when you arrive, you will be approached by very professional looking but aggressive reps that want you to go with them so they can sell you another form of transportation. Ignore them !!! If you chose to go to Playa by the ADO bus, it is very easy and efficient and only a few blocks or a very short taxi ride to the Plantation House.
The first impression when we arrived was of a beautiful Caribbean estate and when we walked through the door into the courtyard it was like walking into a quiet oasis with palm trees and a small swimming pool. There is a convenient phone so you can contact the owners and emergency services directly. There are three stories so Joe (the owner) has put in a small elevator that handles luggage and groceries and the huge bottles of drinking water that are provided.
We were equally impressed when we entered the Trinidad suite. As can be seen from the photographs, it is decorated in a very chic Barbadian manner and has everything you could want. It was very warm while we were there and it was wonderful to spend most of our time on the deck because it gets a beautiful breeze and Joe has just installed a new ceiling fan there. It has a table and chairs - it was great to be able to eat all of our meals outside It is also covered so it doesn't matter if it rains.Apparently the cable reception isn't too reliable so Joe has provided Netflix on the TV; the wifi worked consistently well.
We didn't have the pleasure of meeting Francoise but she answered all emails very quickly.We saw a fair bit of Joe however because he spends a lot of time at the Plantation making sure everything is going smoothly and taking care of any concerns quickly - we had a lot of laughs with him. We have had many landlords in our travels but I must say, Joe is the best !
John and Linda Hardcastle
Wonderful owner and location. Only 1 block off 5th avenue near the middle. Some of the rooms have a view of the ocean and each room is unique. We stayed in two different rooms (changed for view) and found there was a difference in noise level. A little quieter away from the street. The night clubs two blocks away have such a loud base you have to use the A/C at night even if the weather is great. Nice feature was Netflix instead of cable. Wifi worked very well and the rooms were well maintained and clean. There is a pool but we never used it because it was very small and no sun. Compared with other rentals we have used in the past I would consider this one a little high on the cost. We have rented within three blocks on several occasions and we found this one one of the better ones but at a cost.
In lovely Playa del Carmen, Plantation House has become a “home away from home” for us during the winter for the last four years. Joe and Francois have created a beautiful oasis that is comforting, safe and homelike and which embraces the soothing design and architecture of the Caribbean.
Nestled on 1st Ave, Plantation House is steps away from the fun and festivity of 5th Ave and also just steps away from the beach! Each unit is comfortable and well appointed with all the amenities needed to make you feel at home! Laundry is available in each suite as are kitchen facilities and beach chairs are available for guests to use. The beautiful courtyard is a quiet and relaxing place to cool off in the pool or enjoy a glass of wine and read a book! The best of all worlds!
Grocery shopping at either Mega or Walmart is about a 10 minute walk away and an easy and inexpensive Taxi ride back if you have heavy bags on your return! For some great spots right on 1st Ave., breakfasts at Impervist across the street a real treat, Indigo Beach Club around the corner and great meals at Chabalas next to the Phantom Dive Shop. Also a must, is Alicia’s glass shop on the corner just two doors down from Plantation House.
Our bookings and arrangements with Joe and Francois have been worry free and any questions or emails always answered promptly. Joe is usually on site briefly most days and is available by phone should any issues arise during our stay. Plantation House’s Housekeeper, Virginia is a very dear lady who will visit your suite a couple of times a week and who each day takes such good care of the general areas making sure all is lovely and welcoming. On site and private massage can be booked with Hakima, an experienced and skilled massage therapist, at a very reasonable rate.
Plantation House is a place we have recommended to family and friends and all who have stayed here have loved it and enjoyed staying right in Playa del Carmen. This is truly a gem in the heart of Playa!
We have stayed in four of the six apartments - the St. Bart’s, Martinique, Barbados and Trinidad: other family members have stayed in the Antigua.
All suites have met our needs, I particularly liked the Trinidad suite we stayed in this year. It has a very nice patio that is cooled by a nice breeze and it overlooks 1st Ave.
A real gem in the midst of Playa del Carmen - definitely excellent value and service.
Arriving at Trinidad I immediately settled in. All the amenities were in the condo. It was light and bright. I connected with manager Joe on the available phone to check out cenotes in the area .He was more then willing to help. I enjoyed the street energy of the people outside without the noise of the city. I would highly recommend the comforts of Trinidad. The popular 5th avenue is one block away., as well the beautiful white sand beach . I hope to return.
Clean housing, perfect location. Breakfast just across the street was wonderful. The only negative would be the noisy night clubs right down the block. Bring ear plugs!!!
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