2nd Floor 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo With Pool.Sleeps 4/5 Adults.Next To Sea +Beach
About Cheryl Kennard
We love everything about this part of Mexico ,Playa del Carmen ,on the Riviera Maya with the perfect climate of the Tropics, so for years searched the Caribbean Islands ,which even though we enjoyed the islands, we then found HERE on the Riviera Maya and especially in Playa del Carmen ,a mixture of the white ,sandy beaches and clear,blue Caribbean sea in the absolute Paradise of the Mayan Riviera. The Riviera Maya allows you more opportunity for excitement and enjoyment than on a small Caribbean island. Here you have more choices of things to do and can just hop on one of the comfortable Riviera buses and tour the entire area or go inland to the ruins ,Merida (the capital and lovely colonial city) and many more interesting places. We now escape gleefully to Mexico as often as possible and start this as soon as Toronto gets cold! Between October and May, we enjoy the sunny, warm temps of Playa and escape Toronto's chilly winters ,to one of our condos on the Mayan Riviera. As I spend 5 to 6 months of the year in Playa del Carmen, this enables us to maintain A Five Star Condo for our guests to enjoy. We have great property managers who speak English and Spanish and Italian. They do a fantastic job and are there to assist all of our guests ,should anything be needed ,concerning our condo. The Lovely Grand Coral Golf Course is a 10 minute drive or less from our condo. Just ask and we can get you golfers a special rate. We will make your golf experience special. You will discover Playa del Carmen to be a friendly place. Safe for families with small children . Everyone is welcome to this wonderful piece of Paradise and we do everything to make your visit ,the best ever.
Cheryl Kennard purchased this Condo in 2002
Why Cheryl Kennard chose Gonzalo Guerrero
Condo del Arbol is in the unique complex of Natztiha. It is accurately named NatzTi Ha( in the Mayan language means near the water). It is said that the pictures of our condo, do not do it justice as it is actually quite magical and more enchanting than we can describe. When you stay her,experience it,you will know for sure. The balcony, your outdoor space ,living area, is covered and spacious. It is fabulous to relax in the most comfortable hammock.You can be outside even when it rains .Enjoy your meals outdoors too. Here you will ,indeed,feel like you have escaped the big cities of N.America or Europe. We have particularly decorated this condo in a style to have you experience the feeling of being in Mexico . Lie in your comfortable hammock on the spacious balcony and watch the birds or pick a coconut off one of the nearby trees,or just a flower. The architecture of the complex and particularly that of Condo del Arbol with it's mahogany doors,rounded doorways columns,gorgeous Mexican tile in the kitchen and bathrooms,will make you feel you are in a different world. Isn't that how a vacation should be,to 'get you away' from the everyday routine? In your condo ,you will find a binder with suggestions for restaurants ,tours and more. We will recommend a great transportation service that will pick you up and take you back to the airport. This same service offers tours to different parts of the Riviera Maya for you to see the ruins at Tulum,Coba and more. We send you all this information on confirmation of your booking. As we live here in Playa del Carmen,we are close by to assist you with anything you may need during your stay. So,come to our Condo del Arbol (tree house in Spanish but a magnificent tree house) and relax ,experience Mexico at it's best. Welcome ,Bienvenidos
What makes this Condo unique
The most unique benefit is that you are practically on the beach when you stay in Condo del Arbol. We often joke and say ' one more hurricane and we will definitely be on the beach'. Seriously though,we are but steps to the most beautiful beach. Coco Beach is our frontyard. And what a gorgeous yard to have . You can be on this beach and look at your fabulous Natztiha vacation home and realize that this is ,indeed,is ' La Buena Vida' (the good life). Another great thing is that on the road at the other side of your condo, takes you to the famous 5th Avenue where you can experience any cuisine imaginable, in it's many,diverse restaurants. You can shop for your Caribbean delights(souvenirs) at the small stores all along this Avenue. Back in your condo you can relax ,have a siesta, in a large hammock made in Merida ,the capital of the Yucatan . Enjoy outdoor living on the covered balcony for dining ,siestas ,reading ,chatting and having a cocktail or two, three? Love the fact that you are never confined to being enclosed and can enjoy being outside ,all the time,rain or shine,but it is mostly sunny in this part of Mexico with temperatures that will make you forget snow and ice. The only ice you have will be in your drinks. Large tub with shower,Mexican tile work throughout. Peaceful and spiritual feeling of the condo. Soft ,rounded architecture .
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Family Vacation in Playa
This place worked great for our family and three young kids (6, 4, and 2). It's in a great part of Playa, very close to the beach, and the condo pool is quiet and very nice.
A lovely family to have hosted at our Playa del Carmen Condo del Arbol.
Thank you for chosing it and for your kind comments and accurate descriptions of our location and pool .
So glad your family enjoyed it.
Very cute and comfortable place. Owner was excellent to work with!
We absolutely loved our stay in this condo. It was our first trip taking our 3 little ones out of the US. so of course we were anxious about everything but it honestly could not have gone any smoother! Via email, Cheryl provided us with information on available transportation to and from the condo from the airport, as well as detailed instructions on entering the unit and who to contact for assistance. Once we entered there was a gift basket waiting for us of fruit and cookies, as well as freshly squeezed orange juice (and a couple local beers for mom and dad which we loved). That was so thoughtful, especially since we only had a couple bags of chips from the airport and it was already late in the evening when we arrived. The place was very clean and comfortable. It looked exactly like it did in the pictures.
There was more detailed information provided in the unit on things to do around town as well as restaurants to eat at. Even though there was a beach a half block away, the kids' favorite thing to do was to play in the swimming pool. You could find shade or sun whenever you wanted. And the people were so, so nice. From the locals who lived in the building to the staff who watched over the place, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Cheryl stayed in contact with us before, during and even a bit after our stay, just seeing if we had any questions or if there were any problems. There were none whatsoever. And when I let her know that our return flight home wasn't leaving until later in the evening on Saturday, she let us stay after checkout time just so we wouldn't have to carry our luggage throughout town with our three kids, as we waited for our flight home. As I said, it couldn't have gone ANY smoother. We would love to come back some time but I think the next time, we'd rather come back without the kids, just so we can try out more of the night life that we missed out on. It looks like there are quite a bit of opportunities in town to have some night time fun :) If you're looking for a nice affordable family place to stay that's walking distance to the beach and 5th avenue, make sure to give this place a shot!!!
Dear Sarah and Ryan,
It was my pleasure to have you and your family stay at my Playa del Carmen Condo By The Sea.
You were, indeed, the perfect guests and I highly recommend your family to any host ,anywhere around the world, on your travels.
I am glad to hear that your 3 little ones enjoyed out our big swimming pool.Our guests love that you can sit in the sun or find shady spots around it to just sit, read or relax on our lounges.
Welcome back to my condo and yes, Playa del Carmen and The Riviera Maya ,has much to offer. You can be lively or lazy ! Best choices for a perfect vacation, right?
Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing my Condo del Arbol in Playa del Carmen.
Excellent Stay at Condo de Arbol
We had an excellent week's vacation at Condo de Arbol. Cheryl's condo is conveniently located one block from the beach and a few blocks from 5th Avenue. Close enough to shopping, restaurants, and clubs - but far enough away from all the congestion and noise.
Upon our arrival, we found that Cheryl had provided a basket of fruit, and a few beers in the refrigerator. It was a nice touch and much appreciated.
The condo itself was in excellent condition. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable, and the shower most enjoyable. I also heard no complaints from my college-aged daughter, or her friend, regarding the twin beds (and the bathroom) in the second bedroom. The fans and air-conditioning, throughout the condo, worked nicely when needed.
We usually ate breakfast in the condo every morning. Finding a pot, pan, cup, silverware, etc was not a problem. The patio was a great place to have morning coffee while listening to birds and the sound of a small waterfall below (by the pool). We only used the pool (nicely sized by the way) one time as we generally prefer the beach. The beach chairs, towels, umbrella, and boogie boards were a nice extra and definitely used every day.
The wi-fi in the condo is very good and was used by the girls for completing homework assignments while on spring break. It was also used for reviewing restaurants and possible tours/excursions.
It was nice to stroll down 5th avenue at night or find a different restaurant for dinner every day. The girls went out twice (two different night clubs) and said they had a great time. They never felt unsafe at any time.
Cheryl stopped by one day as I wanted to say hello. She is a very nice and responsive person and really cares about her guests enjoying their stay. Prior to our visit, I sent her emails with questions, and she provided fast, detailed answers for anything I needed to know.
In conclusion, I highly recommend Condo de Arbol and its location. Cheryl is an excellent host and I would have no hesitations in visiting again.
Thanks again Cheryl for an excellent stay !!!
Dear Dina and David,
WoW! What a wonderful review. Thank you so much. I am always happy when our guests like our place as much as we do . We try to keep it in ship shape and welcome any feedback as to how our condo can be improved. We have been fortunate to have been fully booked since mid December and have now ,a few days free before our next guests arrive, to inspect and fine tune.
The beach chair that mentioned was rusting and broke has already been replaced and another boogie board put with the beach toys since you mentioned how much you enjoyed them. These boards were left by a series of former guests and at one time we had about five, none bought by me !! This is the way most of our sand toys and floaties for the pool and sea have been acquired.
I have a great property manager and he went and inspected the condo right after you left along with his maintenance guy who checked out the light switch and bulbs in the one bedroom that was flickering...all fixed now. Living so close (practically on it) is wonderful but does take it's toll on stuff but we, too, are ' on it ' and maintain everything once we know .
It was delightful meeting you both and your beautiful girls. We normally never disturb our guests but you had mentioned before you arrived that you would like to me as you knew I lived in Playa del Carmen with my Golf Pro husband, who manages a Golf course nearby. My property manager normally pops in to check to see our guests are comfortable and to make sure all is in working order for them but I told him I had done that this time .
We loved hosting you and thank you for leaving the condo in good condition.
Best Wishes to you all,
Great place all around.
Lovely place. Great location - close to beach and 5th avenue. The place itself is adorable and extremely well kept. 5 stars across the board! Thanks so much for letting us stay here!
Hi Doug, thank you so much for your review of my Condo del Arbol and thank you for choosing it from the choice of many in Playa del Carmen. It was my pleasure to have you and your family stay there. Thanks for treating it with respect too.
It is good to know that you appreciated our perfect location. I too , think it is perfect being just steps to the beach but enough away not to have sand blow into it and we are able to keep glass windows and doors cleaner.
I ,along with my property managers , do our best to keep Condo del Arbol in ship shape. In the low season ,May to October, we go in and tweak or fix anything that needs to be fixed as we are usually booked solidly from December to April .
Our complex and Playa del Carmen is a good place to be in the summer months also and we encourage teachers, students and families with children to book ,come and enjoy. My daughter and family always come in July for a couple of weeks. Kids and adults just love our big pool.
Being so close to the sea and beach ,there are usually a few things that need our attention in our condo and we make sure to get them done in the lower season after April to make sure all is in good condition for our guests to ensure their comfort.
Thanks again for taking the time to write your review ...much appreciated.
Warm Regards, Cheryl.
Beautiful condo and an Excellent landlord
The condo and landlord Cheryl are fist class. I liked the location of the unit in between and very close to the beach and 5th Avenue, The unit is a Mexican type of architecture along with a beautiful courtyard in the centre of the buildings. The pool area is very peaceful hidden from the public with lots of palms and greenery and water fountains and very clean water. Cheryl took care of me and I have no hesitation recommending her and this unit and would stay there again. Playa in general was quite nice.
Hi Brian, thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed my condo and Playa del Carmen. The nice thing is that there is lots to do there or you can do as little as you desire. Since you spent 3 weeks , you did mention that you went to Cozumel twice, Tulum and other places. All good things to do as they are all lovely. It was great that you had a couple of friends to stay at different times and they also enjoyed my Condo del Arbol Playa del Carmen with you.
Welcome back, just let me know when you would like to do so for a visit away from Canada in winter and ' I shall be the hostess with the mostest ' again . We, my property manager, Claudio, and I try to do our best to make our guests happy. Glad we succeeded.
Thank you for choosing my condo for your Mexican trip this year.
Best time ever at Cheryl's condo
I really enjoy the proximity to the beach and 5th avenue. The condo is really great, with a nice, well kept, elegant Mexican flavour, a stunning balcony where I enjoyed meals and relaxation, sunny, and the view of the palms was my favourite. The pool is beautifully located with sun and shade and easy social gatherings. Cheryl left treats and starter things which made it easy to settle in.I'll be back for a longer time next year :) Collette
Thank you for your lovely review of my Playa del Carmen Condo del Arbol. It was a pleasure to host you and your daughter and as you know, you are welcome back anytime.
I'm glad you liked our condo as much as we do and enjoyed the same things ,like the spacious balcony surrounded by the tropical foliage including the majestic Royal Palms. Great place to have your morning coffee, drinks or any meal as I know you like to cook and entertain friends for dinner.
You are right about about the pool being in a perfect location and it is pleasant to socialise ,if you want to ,with other the Owners or guests that are there particularly in the winter months of Jan., Feb./ March. Good though that the pool area is not over crowded and you can get a lounger to relax and read a book.
Our Natztiha complex is in an ideal location ..right next to the beach( as the name in the Mayan language translates to ' near the water ' . Natztiha is steps to many restaurants and a couple of blocks from the famous 5th Ave. where you can find almost all one would need, with it's many restaurants , shops , bars etc !
Thanks again for choosing our Condo del Arbol for your Mexican condo this year.
Warm Regards, Cheryl.
Condo is in building A on the 2nd Floor ,A 201. The balcony area is surrounded by tall ,royal palm trees ,tropical trees,bougainvilleas flowers and is very private with a partial view of the large pool .Open the windows and doors and feel the refreshing breezes from the nearby Caribbean Sea. Hear the sounds of our many,soothing waterfalls at Natztiha. We also have 3 split A.C.units with remote controls,for your comfort level. Every room has overhead ,ceiling fans,producing fresh airflow throughout your condo.
Comfortable beds ,both in the master bedroom(KING) and the 2nd bedroom(2 twins ,easily pushed together to make a King). Each bedroom has it's own ,private 4 piece bathroom. There is also a washer and dryer for your personal use.You will have all the comforts of home and like that of a 5 star hotel .Condo del Arbol fully equipped for your every need.
If you need to cook,etc, kitchen has toaster, lots of pots,pans,plates,cups,glasses,etc,etc,etc.Yes, and definitely a blender!
The living room offers you a new SMART T.V.,chairs ,6ft sofa to relax and enjoy doing nothing or just reading and watching a bit of T.V.
BUT,don't spend too much of your time inside as your spacious balcony awaits you to have breakfast ,lunch and dinner .Table and chairs and outdoor sofa,encourages you to just' hang out'. The large hammock is the major attraction for everyone. Read or have your siestas ! Listen to the sound of the wonderful waterfalls .For a magnificent view of the nearby beach and sea,just go up a flight and a half of stairs ,right above your condo. You can take your beach chairs and umbrella that we provide or use the table and chairs already provided on our rooftop patio. Cocktail hour is most enjoyable as you drink in the relaxing scene. You will see ships leaving from Cozumel ,people wave running, sailing across on parachute balloons ,jogging ,swimming and more. A great form of entertainment as you sip your cold margaritas.
Coming down from your rooftop perch ,jump into our pool at ground level and cool off after your 'hard day's work'!!
Playa del Carmen is only 45 minutes from the Cancun airport,where your plane lands.
Visit ruins at Tulum,on one of your days,only 45 mins to the south.Sit on the beach there and drink Coconut water or a rum and coke. Also visit Akumal ,about 30 mins from Playa and swim with the Turtles or Puerto Aventuras ( 15min drive)and swim with the dolphines.Or Paamul beach and restaurant just a 15min drive.
Back in Playa,watersports are abundant,swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, para-sailing, skydiving and more. If you are a golfer we highly recommend playing the new world class, Grand Coral Golf Course just a 7 min.drive from your condo by taxi or your car.We can get you good tee times and rates for your golf experience at the wonderful Nick Price Grand Coral Course( 7mins drive)where my PGA husband,Glenn Doyle, is Director of Golf. Another is Maya Koba. Another Course ,P.B.Dye design, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club is just 30 minutes away. There are also many other excellent golf courses in the area to challenge you,ask us about them . We will get you special prices at a reduced rate.
Great shopping and restaurants can be found along Playa's exciting 5th Avenue pedestrian street and only a few minutes from Natz Ti Ha. You will enjoy eating out every night as it is very affordable.We recommend many restaurants in our binder in the condo.
Enjoy the beautiful ,pristine beach just outside your complex...our back gates lead on to the white,sands of Coco beach.Enjoy many beach activities ,easily available as you walk along the beach.
We provide 4 beach chairs,beach umbrellas for you to take to the nearby beach for your daily relaxation and sun tanning.
At night ,besides dining out,go see the various night clubs with their shows ,fire dancers ,fire eaters etc,etc. Live bands entertain you . Great for teenagers and adults alike. Visit Wah Wahs ,on the beach at 4th Street.Listen to the live American band with singing many well known songs from today and yester year .Great fun as you sip your cocktails at your table on the beach with your toes in the fluffy ,white sand. Particularly fabulous when there is a full moon but wonderful at anytime. In addition ,enjoy the numerous Mexican clubs along and just off 5th Ave. Go to Bogadita del Medio ,the Cuban Bar and Restaurant on 5th Ave. with salsa dancing and good food .
All along the beach you can hop from one club to the next during the day or at night. The list of things to do can go on and on and in our condo and we give you much more of this information in our binder. Also in our Natztiha complex ,you will meet lots of people(especially from December to May) who will be happy to direct you to these venues. Come and have a great vacation! You will surely have the BEST time.
We provide beach chairs ,towels ,umbrellas and coolers for your drinks