|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
DOCA Penthouse is a first class condo in Playa's hottest location. Just one short block from the white sandy beach and 1 short block from the famous 5th Avenue, where you'll find endless dining options, bars, shopping, etc.
Beautiful Condo Near Mamitas Beach. Modern Building A Few Steps from 5th Ave. This is one of Playa's most modern buildings. Doca has been designed to be practical and exclusive with easy access to bars and restaurants on 5th Ave. Amenities include underground parking (remote controlled), elevator, rooftop pool and bar area. The building is home to only 9 condos, making it a super exclusive, elegant place to run away to. If your interests include the nearby restaurants, nightlife and nearby trendy beach clubs - this is your place!
This Penthouse suite has a tub on its private deck and solarium. You can also enjoy Doca's rooftop pool view with a view of the ocean.
DOCA has an elevator that is very convenient from the garage to your condo - perfect for heavy luggage and groceries! Other condos use stairs only!
We spared no expense in decorating our condo. From marble floors, top quality mattresses, light down comforters, regular and down-filled pillows to Sony Bravia HDTVs, you'll find all of the comfort and luxury you need right here in unit 302. We've furnished the condo keeping up with today's technology, including free Wi-Fi Internet, Bose Sound Dock for iPods and iPhones (has input for other non-Apple devices and newer iPhones - Requires 3.5mm male to male audio cable), DVD player, alarm clock in Master bedroom.
The living room features an air conditioner, an L-shaped sofa, very comfortable for viewing the 42' Flat Panel Sony® Bravia LCD HDTV equipped with Sky® Satellite Television (English, Spanish and other international channels). You'll find the Bose® Sound dock and the DVD player as well.
The dining room has seating for 6, with additional seating for 2 at the kitchen counter just to the side. The fully equipped kitchen has stainless-steel appliances for your enjoyment as well as granite counter-tops.
With two beautifully furnished bedrooms, there is enough room for 4 people to sleep very comfortably a-top luxurious mattresses and down comforters. Each room has it's own air conditioner. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, a 32' Flat Panel Sony® Bravia LCD HDTV equipped with Sky® Satellite Television and a modern, private marble bathroom. The 'green' room has a queen-sized bed with a private bathroom.
I'm a single business oriented profesional, 4 children and living in the United States. I hope you enjoy your stay in my beloved condo!! Please let me know if I can do anything to make your stay SECOND TO NONE!
Gina Pumarejo purchased this condo in 2010
I love Playa del Carmen for it's obvious beauty and proximity to the Mayan Coral Reef. Tropical beaches, ancient ruins, abundant marine and wildlife abound. The Great Mayan Reef is the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere. Mexicans refer to the Riviera as 'Riviera Maya' while foreigners call it the 'Mayan Riviera' or 'Maya Riviera'. There is SO much to do here!! Great place to get away from it all. Visit the Mayan ruins of Tulum, just 45 minutes away. Unique 'eco-archeological' theme parks, Xcaret & Xel-Ha. Xplor is an adventure park with 13 zip-lines, amphibious vehicles, raft rides under stalactites and more. The fabulous restaurants on 5th Avenue. The people-watching from a street side table can delight you for hours! Walk almost everywhere. From one end of 5th Ave to the other....
My friends have stayed at this condo for years so I'm familiar with the building and the rooftop pool and specifically chose to stay here for my birthday trip, expecting nothing but wonderful things. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the host, Jorge, who informed me that there was a problem with the unit and that he needed to take us to another condo, also owned by condo owner, Gina. He said she had not paid the water bill and as a result the water had been turned off in our unit. I was skeptical and was not keen on leaving with Jorge to be dropped off at an unknown condo, in which I had not stayed at or seen photos of. I asked to see the condo with no water, requested that he call the owner and insisted they take care of the problem. He texted with the owner and still pushed for us to move to another condo, which i refused to do. I also texted and left a vm for the condo owner. After approximately 30 minutes, Jorge went outside to speak to the maintenance mngr and came back into the condo to show he had miraculously fixed the issue and low and behold, there was water. His only reason as to why was because he said he was able to convince the maintenance manager, even though the owner had not paid her water bill.
About that time the condo owner called me and said she was working with the building manager to get our water turned back on. She claimed to have paid the bill and made it seem like Jorge was not handling the situation. I informed her it was working now. I'm not sure what the rub was here or who was telling the truth. Something was shady.
The water turned off again on Sunday. That time we were told the water tanks were empty.
The water turned off again on Wednesday, the day of our checkout. This time, I called and texted Jorge and the water came back on just in time for us to shower before leaving.
Aside from all the water issues, the condo itself is great. The unit is clean and in a great location. The rooftop pool looks like it needs some serious attention as the deck planks are coming loose and could use a fresh coast of paint.
We requested a cleaning service come to the condo mid week and they charged $30 us dollars which was reasonable.
I would not stay here again. My main purpose was to have the rooftop pool if we needed or wanted a break from the beach, but we stayed at the back almost the entire time. I have stayed at other condos in Playa that I would prefer over this one for any future rentals.
As a frequent user of VRBO and traveler I have to admit that I was disappointed in the condition of the condo and the lack luster response when brought to the attention of the owner. What really makes this disappointing is that the condo is ideally located to 5th Avenue and a short walk to the beach which would be fantastic if it was in "first class" condition as advertised.
Let me start with our arrival - we were warmly greeted by email and phone upon landing by Jorge (property manager) which was nice. When we got to the apartment we were overpowered by the strong mildew odor (please note that I am from Miami and familiar with tropical climates) and saw many signs of water and mold damage. I really wish I could attach pictures here which I took to share with potential renters. There were several water stains on the ceiling and even a hole which started to leak during some of the rain we had during the stay (I am struggling to understand why this wasn't even superficially repaired!) Other signs were oxidation (rust) on appliances and the bar stools and the rotting wood on the deck and staircase to the rooftop.
Aside from the condition we had many "issues" which required the assistance of the property manager all throughout the duration of our stay. It started with arriving in the late evening and being told at the end of checkin that we were without water and would be without the use of toilets or showers until a broken pump in the basement was repaired. This really impacted our first night plans for dinner and certainly our comfort overnight until repaired the next morning. Other issues included a broken toilet due to old equipment, water leak from the laundry room, inconsistent water pressure and flow (we only mentioned to Jorge and coped with this), and broken dryer at the end of stay. I should note that Jorge was responsive every time I had to text him, but quite frankly I shouldn't have had to get to know him so well in a rental billed as "modern first class" and paying peak seasonal rates.
To close I would say that I take no pleasure in writing any type of negative review but felt little recourse after bringing to the attention of the property manager and owner for remedy (maybe even an apology) and not getting much in the way of a response. I would love to see the owner reinvest some of the rental earnings to repair water and mold damage including replacing/restoring furniture to original condition.
We enjoyed our stay immensely once a few wrinkles were ironed out by her marvellous Manager, Jorge Bribescua. The location is excellent between 5Th Avenue and the wonderful ocean. The condo needs a facelift but has good bones. Great restaurants all within walking distance, we loved Off the Vine on First, especially their theme nights, Zero Zero for fabulous pizza and Dona Aurelia`s in Playacar for Mexican, also Chiltepin on 34th. We spent Febuary and March there and would return tomorrow!!
I travel to Playa Del Varmen often, both as a get away with my wife and with our children. We rented Doca 302 for a family getaway over the Christmas holidays.
The manager was very helpful and very responsive when we did have a very small issue-the toilet running. The condo is beautiful and very well laid out 2 bedroom. The outside deck is two levels and very nice. You can also enjoy the rooftop pool deck which we swam at a few times.
The condo is clean, new and modern. The location is very good... just a few blocks walk from the beach and only a couple blocks of 5th ave. We always felt safe, this condo is in a good area. The onsite manager was seen often around the condo. He was very nice and friendly, always willing to help with directions or a restaurant recommendation.
I had some worries when we booked because of the noise mentioned in other reviews. This never bothered us. I was very familiar with the area and knew exactly what soccer field this sits next to. There were dance/zumba classes going until the evening but they were never loud enough to disturb us. If you are on the deck you would hear it, but it was not disturbing. You certainly would not hear it inside the condo with a TV on.
We will absolutely attempt to book this condo when we return to Playa.
It was an ideal location, 2 blocks from the beautiful beach, 1 block away from 5th Avenue, apartment was as expected good quality - beds were amazing and the roof top terrace was ace for the end of the day. I will be going back and staying next year for sure!!! My girls loved it and well worth it!
We’ve stayed in Playa many times and are very familiar with the town. Although the website description of DOCA 302 is generally accurate, we experienced several unexpected conditions. The DOCA building is not “just one block from the beach” but rather five blocks. Depending on one’s route, the walk can be quite pleasant. There are no “amazing views” from the deck. The only thing seen is the ugly roof of a building immediately across the street with propane and hot water tanks. Although a photo of the living room includes a partial view of this roof, reality does not become apparent until you are sitting on the balcony. Mostly, one sees urban sprawl. Do not expect an “amazing view of the ocean”. The website’s photo of a white tower and the sea behind is misleading. These are much further away than indicated. We were looking forward to a peaceful vacation; instead, we experienced so much noise that we stayed away from the condo as much as possible. At night, we slept with earplugs and eye masks. There’s a lot of traffic on nearby streets. If you don’t mind the irritating noise of motorcycles, tour buses, etc., it will not be a problem. Somewhere, outdoor sports classes start at 8:00 A.M. Imagine 30 or 40 balls hitting the court at once! Night games can last till midnight with enthusiastic fans playing drums to support their teams. Loud, Zumba classes destroy any sense of tranquility. We couldn't sit on the balcony and enjoy a glass of wine. The Jacuzzi on the upper deck could not be used for the same reasons. Nearby lighting shines into the bedroom which stays on all night. A two-inch gap between each blackout blind seems like a flashlight in one’s face, an irritation that reduces the quality of sleep. There are no screen doors. The glass patio doors could not be left open at night since cockroaches crawl in. Security is an issue. Two condos, one floor below, were robbed during the day. Daytime security was subsequently added by building management. Both roof pools are lovely and clean. There is absolutely no shade, which becomes very uncomfortable in sunny Mexico. This location would be suitable for some; however, our vacation expectations are perhaps different. We did not expect to be annoyed by noise or the view in a "first class" destination. The Owner tried to relocate us to a quieter property; but at the last minute, was unable to do so. Ana, the condo manager was very kind and helpful as was her associate Rodolfo.
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|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
Winter Hi Season
16 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Property Damage Protection||£61.07|
If you are NOT from the United States or Canada, please email me and I will send you a rental agreement for foreigners. A 500.00 deposit will be required instead of the 69.00 Damage Protection Insurance. firstname.lastname@example.org
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.