Beautifully decorated, comfortable and clean in Gorgeous Mareazul Beachfront
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About Verna Stilwell
My husband and I live in Pennsylvania, USA and have two lovely grown up daughters. Rich and I are retired, he as an Engineer and me from working in rental properties management. I grew up in Guadalajara Mexico and still have family in that area so I consider myself to be a part time Mexican :) My sister who was born in Mexico, co-owns the condo with us. She also owns a business in Mexico; Dancefield, a dancewear manufacturer and retailer.
Verna Stilwell purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Verna Stilwell chose Playa del Carmen
Our family started vacationing in the Riviera Maya around 1999. Once we spent a week in the area, we were spoiled and no other beach would do. We tried everything from the hustle and bustle of Cancun to the most deserted areas near Tulum. We loved spending evenings walking around Playa del Carmen but did not like the idea of staying in town with the noise and the crowds. We searched virtually every mile of the Riviera Maya looking for the perfect combination of a sandy beach, a high end location, not too many crowds, cleanliness, safety, a beautiful pool, no loud blaring music with entertainers trying to get us to the the limbo and a short drive to the best dining opportunities. When we saw the property under construction we decided that this was the perfect spot for us. Having grown up in Guadalajara where you can find the finest Mexican artisans and designers, we decided to become heavily involved in the decorating and selection of furnishings for the apartment. My sister and I spent months viewing photos of custom and hand made furniture and then spent a couple of weeks walking around the towns of Tlaquepaque and Tonala visiting the various factories and design shops for our final selections. Our goal was to have a clean and contemporary look combined with both typical and modern Mexican touches. We hope to have achieved that.
What makes this Condo unique
Our renters matter to us. We recently spoke with condo owners who told us all about the “cheap stuff” they put out for renters and the “good stuff” they use for themselves. We want to put out the “good stuff” for our renters trusting that they will feel at home and care for our place as if it was their own and have found this to be the case. We change linen supplies about every 6 months and are constantly updating. Our home is your home. Mi casa es su casa. Verna Stilwell Vernast@comcast.net
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:30 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Exceeded our Expectations!
The property is described accurately. From the moment we arrived the team was there to assist us. The condominium was very clean, adequately supplied for all our needs. The entire property and beaches were above our expectations! And most importantly, the owner sent us a personal message during these trying times regarding our stay that was so kind. We did not expect it. I highly recommend this property and the owner. Exceptional! Thank you so much for a wonderful visit!
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we had a wonderful experience. The property itself it BEAUTIFUL! The pool and beach are only a few steps away. Unfortunately the pool food area was closed but once it opens it will be perfect! Instead to took our own snacks and drinks to the pool with no fuss. We basically had the pool to ourselves each visit, it was much better than the craziness of the hotels. We spend most of our days out on adventures but it felt so nice to come back to a clean and comfortable “home” which is what we called it for the week (: The property manager was awesome she was quick to reply with any questions we had and was very friendly. The security/staff at the gate were always friendly and made us feel welcome and safe. Verna , the owner was very responsive with any of our questions and also had great recommendations. We also rented a car that we were able to park directly in front of the building. I cannot wait to visit again.
Thank you for your great comments! I am so glad that your family enjoyed your vacation so much. I also find it very handy to take my own food and drinks down to the beach and its great on the budget! The pool restaurant is about to re-open with a great menu and service so you will have that added convenience on your next visit. You are absolutely right about the difference between our property and the hotels and properties in town; here you have basically a private beach and pool whereas there you need to be out by 6a.m. just to find a place to put down your towel. We would love to have you come back; feel free to contact me any time. Thanks for being great renters! Verna
excellent condo as described and fabulous swimming pool complex
We stayed for 1 week at his condo during may. The host is excellent . Verna responded to all our queries rapidly. Instructions for the property were clear and all the appliances worked very well. A nice touch was the welcome snacks and soda on the day of arrival. The property is well maintained very good security. The beacj is walking 3-5 mins from the property. The balcony has a jacuzzi and the swimming pool complex is the best I have seen todate and probably the best in the playadel carmen area. We did visit some other local 5 star properties and their gardens and pools were nothing compared to this complex. The complex was sparsely populated when we went and had the pool complex to ourselves on most days. In addition the beach is very private and no teeming crowds, no jostle for the sun beds. Sunbeds are included in the hire of the propertyand drinks are served on the beach by the snack bar and all drinks are reasonably priced. The pool complex has several outdoor Jacuzzi's and plunge pools and hammocks to lounge around as well as well organised sun loungers. The flat is second floor well located not on the beach but has partial views of the sea from the property, Condo is very wellequipped with quality appliances and Netflix included along with DVD player and loungers in the balcony. Even dish washer tablets and washing machine tablets were provided for. The beds and pillows are very comfortable and there are blackout blinds in the bedroom which do the job very well. The complex itself has various other facilities including a small supermarket, gym, sauna and steam room. We could order takeaway from local restaurants and the reception staff was very helpful in getting cabs etc. All in all a great holiday rental well worth the price.
We stayed here for a week at the end of March 2019, and had a wonderful time. The condo is very clean and modern. The pool is huge, clean, and not crowded. The beach is amazing! We enjoyed playing tennis at night under the lights. We sent our grocery list ahead of our stay, and the kitchen was fully stocked with our requested food and drinks when we arrived. We would definitely stay here again next year!
Thank you so much for sending in a review. It was a pleasure to have your family at the condo and we would love to have you back soon. So glad that you enjoyed the property and took advantage of the grocery shopping service. We are soon going to have "chef at home" services available with the chef from my favorite restaurant so I am excited about adding that to the options for our renters. See you next year; as they say in Mexico, this is your home.
Relaxing in Playa del Carmen
We had a wonderful stay at Mareazul, Sol Danzante over the winter break. We are a family of 5 with 3 teenage kids. There is an extra futon/roll-away we used for our youngest and she slept comfortably. This is a family-friendly property that is well maintained. The pool(s) are huge and the beach is steps from the pool. There is a casual restaurant to order food or drinks while poolside. The condo is clean and well equipped. It has a large outdoor balcony we used all week. I would recommend a car while you stay here. It's close to all the restaurants and shops in Playa del Carmen and a short drive to Puerto Morales to the north or Tulum to the south. Verna was very helpful in recommending restaurants to try and things to do. We had a great time and would definitely stay at Sol Danzante again!
Amazing place for a family vacation
Everything was as good as or better than we had hoped when we read the description and looked at the pictures of this property. It was very clean and we were attentively taken care of by the owner and people on site, adddressing any queries we had more or less immediately. We went needing a place to kick back and relax and we could not have chosen better.
I am so glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to exceed your expectations. We take a personal interest in our renters and knowing that you had a wonderful time is important to us. Thank you for your review and for mentioning that the place is even nicer than the photos show it to be. We took our own photos so there are no enhancements. What you get is even better than what you see. You were great renters and we hope to have you back soon!
Located just outside the town of Playa del Carmen on a private beach and golf Club community. Five minutes from the 5th Avenue area, known for its great variety of restaurants ranging from award winning gourmet to street side eateries, high-end shopping, open-air markets, artisan shops and abundant nightlife. Sol Danzante is in the luxurious Mareazul development at Grand Coral. Nestled between a beautiful 600' private white sand beach, natural jungle and the Nick Price Golf Course and Country Club. Playa del Carmen is right in the heart of the Riviera Maya. This region is filled with ecological reserves, jungles, lost cities of the Mayan civilization, small towns, cultural centers, shopping and, of course, the incomparable turquoise blue sea. Choose from hundreds of things to do 24/7 or do nothing but lounge on a quiet beach