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Newly Renovated 2 Story Beachfront Penthouse, Private Beachclub 2 blocks to 5th

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Huge 2 story 3 BR/3 bath, partial ocean view, private jacuzzi & solarium, grill

Perfect for families or couples traveling together. DirecTV in the Condo with NFL Sunday Ticket included, along with US local channels such as NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox for your relaxing moments. Also has a DVD player in secondary bedroom. Ceramic Grill for charcoal barbecuing on the patio and private jacuzzi in the solarium (on second level). Two spectacular master bedrooms, one with ocean view, both w/ en suite bathroom. Upstairs master with private lounge area right outside and its own heated jacuzzi. The kitchen is loaded with all the tools any chef might need and long bar for cocktail nights or easy serving. Kids toys available along with beach towels, coolers, and everything you need to take to the beach to relax. Washer and dryer in the condo for your convenience as well as A/C in every area. Expansive living room and upscale finishings. 1,938.00 Square Feet (including apartment and private outdoor terrace and solarium).

Ana Maria Flores Coulbourn
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Ana Maria Flores Coulbourn

Hi! My name is Ana María Flores, Mexican born, having lived for 8 years in the US (wonderful state of Texas). We are now living in Monterrey, Mexico. I am part of a happy family of five, with a husband and three boys who need to have someplace to go for the summer and relax and use up their energy! Our dream came true when we bought this property and we are so excited to have guests enjoy it as much as we do. We have put a lot of thought into the penthouse and we hope you feel at home and even a bit pampered. We are big on choosing the best service available and have paired up with a vacation management that also values excellence and service. We sincerely hope this will be reflected in our home. We love to relax, put meat on the grill and also go out for people watching at night to the famous Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue) for a glass of wine or cold Mexican beer. During the day, our favourite activities include swimming in the Cenotes and discovering the many amazing beaches in the area. We are constantly looking for new experiences to enrich our children´s lives and this IS the real deal. Thank you for considering our property!

Ana Maria Flores Coulbourn purchased this condo in 2014

Why Ana Maria Flores Coulbourn chose Zazil-ha

This area in particular means so much to us, since its beauty is so fresh and real. It´s full of jungle experiences and natural beauty, yet is close to necessities such as hospitals, the airport, shopping and fine restaurants. Every time we leave we are planning on our next vacation because really the possibilities are so varied and extensive. As Mexicans, we are so proud of our heritage, our natural resources, our food and people and want to share this with others.

What makes this condo unique

We chose this property for several reasons, one being the fact that it is larger than other Penthouses, so we can comfortably fit our whole family in it! We made the kitchen larger by extending the granite bar and making it the center of attention. Since it is on the third floor, it is quieter than others. We are close to the action but just far enough away to feel like it is a haven from the hustle and bustle of the town center. We love that it has a convenient side entrance, easy parking and that The Elements has such great maintenance quality.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Zazil-ha in Playa del Carmen

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Full closet in this en suite bathroom
    Second Master Bath on First Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full closet inside of this en suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shared guest bathroom for living area and bedroom number 3.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Master Bedroom 1st Floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite full bathroom with closet and small balcony
    Second Story Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ocean view, tub/shower bathroom, private solarium w/ jacuzzi
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , Two queen beds, DVD player with monitor, closet and drawers
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Ask us about our free concierge services. She can offer pricing for private chef services, massage in the beach club, houskeeping, childcare, tickets for shows, day trips, park entrances, grocery shopping, restaurant reservations, car rental, chauffer, as well as suggestions for great things to do, places to go and shows you won´t want to miss!


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Newly Renovated 2 Story Beachfront Penthouse, Private Beachclub 2 blocks to 5th
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
United States

Excellent Property and Service

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in PH 8 at The Elements was superb. The condo is immaculate, very nicely decorated, very large and 6 of us slept comfortably in it. The pictures posted couldn't be more accurate. The location is great and 2 blocks from the North end of 5th Ave. We took advantage of the shopping service provided prior to our arrival and it worked out great and saved us a couple hours and taxi fares to/from the market. They do charge a 20% fee for the shopping but well worth it. Ana Marie kept in close contact with us prior to our arrival and even called Lilian to make sure we were happy. AnaMarie was easy to communicate with. We also took advantage of the concierge service for some excursions. Lilian is an expert at her job and had the best prices around for anything. Great advice on restaurants, activities, beaches and tours. We rented a van and driver, Hymai (? spelling) for the day and visited multiple places in our 10 hour day. Housekeeping came in 2 times during our stay and they made the place look as we were walking in for the first time again. Although the water was high leaving little sandy area at the actual water, the beach was very nice. The hot tub off the master bedroom was nice as the pool/hot tub area closes at 10 p.m. so we used our own a few times. However, the cover was missing so it did have a difficult time heating up and staying hot. If you plan on using, it let the concierge know prior to your arrival and they'll turn it on prior to you arriving. I have nothing bad to say about the condo, services, environment, people or atmosphere. Everything was fantastic and I would recommend anyone stay here. Thank you AnaMarie and Lilian for a fantastic stay!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments! We just bought a jacuzzi cover as per your suggestion. We hope you stay with us again in the future.
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Beautiful place! Everything was exactly as we expected.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very nice property. Our family had a very nice stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seaside luxury in the quiet end of Playa del Carmen

  • 5 of 5

This was a friends' getaway, and Ana Maria's unit provided the perfect setting for us to enjoy our time together in Mexico.

Using a van service to get from Cancun airport to Elements (where three of the four friends have stayed before), we were delighted to see the unit matched the photos online. PH8 is decorated with beautiful contemporary furnishings and accessories both inside and out (I loved the Nicole Miller dishes!). With two balconies, one on each floor, you have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the views and the breeze, and to take time to relax. I keep coming back to Elements because of the beautiful pool -- bigger than most other pools in PDC. It is away from the crazier end of Fifth Avenue but still in walking distance to good restaurants. We enjoyed several of the restaurants recommended by the concierge, Lillian, who also offered suggestions for various excursions and tips on how to experience the Riviera Maya in a less commercial, touristy way.

Playa del Carmen offers a great jumping off point, and we spent days in Cozumel, Akumal, and Tulum while we were there. In addition to enjoying the pool and the beach, we also took a fellow vacationer's suggestion and spent a day at Grand Coral Beach Club, a couple of miles north of Elements (taxi was 180 pesos or thereabouts, as I recall, and you need to spend 200 pesos per person consumption which was easy to do -- we had late breakfast there, and a delicious lunch of shrimp ceviche chips and salsa. Try the lemon, mint and vodka -- it was the best drink I had all vacation!).

Our time in the condo was enjoyable. We were there during the Winter Olympics, so our nights included watching various events together on the TV in the living room. The two bedrooms on the main floor also have tvs, one which plays DVDs, and another that had Netflix and Apple TV. The hot tub on the rooftop terrace was especially inviting with the cooler, breezy nights we experienced.

The Elements staff work hard to keep the grounds and facilities spotless and well managed. One night when the neighbors were getting a little boisterous, we called the desk and the building security responded very quickly to solved the problem.

Ana Maria was quick to respond to any questions we had prior to the trip, and her unit really served our group well. With four women, it was nice to have three bathrooms to speed things along as we got ready for dinner. The beach towels provided were great too!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I’ve stayed a few times in this great condo but I chose to write a review now because it gets better and better each time.

Ana María is the perfect host, always making sure our requests are taken care of in a promptly manner, and fully responsible for making this place as beautiful and comfortable as possible.

The Elements property is superb, it’s beautiful swimming pool and inclusive beach make it a perfect destination even during the high season months, the grounds are impeccable and the staff could’t be more friendlier.

The condo is immaculate and much more spacious than the photos suggest, bedrooms are beautiful with very comfortable beds and showers, common areas are cozy and balconies are more intimate than surrounding condos.

We love cooking, so we find the kitchen fully equipped to cover all your meal preparation needs.

In all, PH 8 will make your Playa del Carmen experience a delight.

Thank you Ana María and Lillian for another splendid vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great unit in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent vacation at PH8. The building itself is an excellent location in close walking distance to 5th Avenue where all of the action is (shopping, restaurants, bars etc.). The pool is excellent and the beach club, while small, is sufficient for those who are just looking to relax near the ocean. Lillian - our concierge was extremely helpful - helping us arrange day trips and a driver for my family of 6 ( 4 children) often with very little notice. We had some minor maintenance issues when we first arrived but they were taken care of very quickly. One note is that the very large Master bedroom suite is upstairs and there is no TV up there (at least when we were there). However, the TV in the main area downstairs is a satellite TV with any channel you could want.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay between Christmas and New Year. The place looks just like it as advertised and we would stay again. Lilian the concierge for the unit was amazing to work with and planned some wonderful day trips for us.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34.4 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Cannibal Royale
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
UltraMar Ferry, Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Mayakoba El Camaleón, PGA Championship Tour
Nearest Motorway
1 Metres
Avenida 46 Norte
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Italian Brick Oven Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Coco Beach

PH8 at The Elements property is located within walking distance of the center of this laid back beach town. Quinta Avenida restaurants, bars and shopping less than 10 minutes away on foot. Building is right in front of the beach with its own private beach club, fitness center, concierge and expansive pool. Places you accessibly close to the action on a quieter road of this bustling little town. PGA Golf Courses (5 to choose from less than 15 minutes away), Spectacular Ocean Front Tulum Mayan ruins only 40 minutes away by car. Coral Reef of Cozumel only a 30 minute ferry ride away. World class restaurants with local Mayan delicacies, Italian Brick Oven pizzas and home made pastas, Greek Gyros and Salads, and even pastry shops and chocolate boutiques are walking distance. Local water parks such as XCaret, Xplor or the Cirque du Soleil Joyá show is just minutes away. Dozens of spectacular Cenotes (Natural spring water deposits) such as Dos Ojos or Zazil Ha Tulum are close at hand in the surrounding jungle for snorkeling and fresh water swimming. Fishing boats right next door available for tours with no reservation necessary. For a lovely day trip, visit Holbox: a beautiful rugged eco-hotel island located 1.5 hours by car with spectacular, virgin beaches. Fun to rent golf carts and tour the island. Cancun is also just 40 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.11
Property Damage Insurance £44.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.