Paul Moehring24 / 06 / 2019
We loved this house and can't wait to come back. The location is a close walk to the beach and the staff was courteous and respectful. The highlight of our trip were the long days and evenings spent together as a family in this perfect back yard and pool. We look forward to coming back
hank you so much!! Our stay was wonderful
Nicolas01 / 03 / 2019
Très belle résidence à playacar avec tous les équipements nécessaires. Merci encore pour l’accueil et la réactivité Les photos ne mettent pas suffisamment en valeur la maison. 100% recommandé
Laurent01 / 03 / 2019
Très beau séjour dans cette villa très agréable et largement conforme à sa présentation. Piscine très agréable et nettoyé régulièrement Bien située au cœur du quartier Playacar
Victor01 / 02 / 2019
A great house to stay in. Beautiful community, close to shopping and the house itself was extremely comfortable to spend a vacation.
Stéphane01 / 02 / 2019
C'est la deuxième fois que nous utilisons une propriétés à Mercedes. Nous avons été très satisfait de la qualité des lieux. La propriété des lieux est incroyable, autant à l'intérieur que de l'extérieur. Nous étions quatre couples, chacun avait sa salle de bain privé à même notre chambre. Il y a vraiment tout ce qu'il faut. Tout a été pensé. De la quantité d'eau à la qualité supérieur des équipement dans la cuisine. BBQ au gaz, 2 cafetières, batterie de cuisine exceptionnel. Nous avons engagés une chef à domicile et elle a adoré la cuisine et les équipements en place. Je reviens avec la propriété des lieux, exceptionnel. Les chambres, salle de bains, salon, piscine. Tout était impeccable. Merci encore, ce n'est surement pas la dernière fois que nous allons utilisés une des propriété de Mercedes.
Barry01 / 01 / 2019
I’ve stayed in Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum many times over the last 8 years and this is definitely now one of my favorite villas. It is in an amazing location, very clean and comfortable with a/c throughout. It’s a perfect place for families and small groups with a range of shops and places to eat close by, at the same time as being very quiet, secure and private. The pool is a good size to relax and cool off during the day with sun loungers, but there are no beach passes available for accessing the beach opposite the property through the resorts, so you do have to walk a long way or take a taxi to get to the beach. WiFi is good, we had parking for our friends right out front and the villa was very clean and exactly like the photos... a lot bigger than we imagined, the photos don’t do it justice!! We will be back again later this year. Thank you Mercedes and your team For such an amazing experience.
Erik01 / 01 / 2019
Very nice place! We stayed here for a week and loved the place.
Andrea01 / 12 / 2018
Mercedes siempre fue muy amable , la casa esta hermosa y es mucho mejor a lo que se ve en las fotos, la ubicacion está bien mientras tengas en qué moverte, la zona es hermosa y tranquila... todo está bastante limpio y la casa tiene TODO para hacer tu estadía más bonita! Es bastante grande también y los espacios son super amplios!! sin duda volvería
Joi01 / 12 / 2018
Amazing time with me and 7 friends. House has everything you need. I can’t wait to go back.
Sergio01 / 11 / 2018
Perfect location, spectacular house and everything was so easy. We had the best vacation in the best place. Highly recommended!!!
Carolina01 / 11 / 2018
This house is 100% recommended! the pictures do not do it justice! the house is beautiful. It's big and spacious. Clean and big kitchen with plenty of cooking and eating utensils. The house has an alarm and is in a gated community so safety is no issue. restaurants, bars, and shopping (5 ave) is only a 5 minute car ride. taxi charges 190 pesos one way. Mercedes, thank you for this amazing experience.
Michael01 / 10 / 2018
Gran Escape was terrific, in a quiet, safe community, and the place itself was actually a lot better than the pictures indicate. Definitely recommended.
Nacho01 / 07 / 2018
Great location and neighbor. Pool, patio, grill, kitchen and rooms are awesome! We had a great time with family! Internet is slow and not constant (its ok for emails but not for streaming). Consider that going to the beach is a 10 min walk. Great that the house has chairs, umbrellas and coolers for the beach.
Andrea01 / 07 / 2018
We absolutely loved this house. Gorgeous, clean with a super well manicured yard & pool. We felt like we were in a luxurious tropical paradise. Also, the Playacar neighborhood is very conveniently located. Only a walk or $7 taxi ride away from the shops & restaurants of 5th Avenue. I would highly recommend this for your Playa stay.
Heather01 / 07 / 2018
Great house - really well equipped and super comfortable Brilliant air con Pool lovely and fabulous location. Very safe
Mary01 / 07 / 2018
The house is beautiful and in a central location. The house is very well kept. It is located near a Starbucks and a store for a quick buy. The host are very attentive and quickly respond to your questions. I highly recommend this place. Would love to come again. The whole family had a blast. And best of all the house was big enough to hold all 9 of us very comfortably.
Noe01 / 04 / 2018
What a great place! We loved the house and everything around it!
John01 / 03 / 2018
Het huis was erg mooi. Groter en beter als op de foto’s. Wij hebben er een week lang van genoten. Ook zijn wij in die week getrouwd. Een mini min puntje was de strijkplank aangezien wij onze trouw kostuums nog snel even wilde strijken. Helaas was deze kapot. Maar goed de rest top!! Wij willen elk jaar wel terug komen!
Didier01 / 01 / 2018
Quel endroit parfait! La villa est sublime, parfaitement meublée, il y a vraiment tout ce dont on a besoin pour passer une agréable semaine. Un grand barbecue, une belle piscine, de la place en suffisance pour 8 personnes, tout ce dont on a besoin pour un séjour confortable, une cuisine super équipée, des lits très confortables, chaque chambre possède sa salle de bain privée. La ville se trouve à Playacar, dans un complexe avec agents de sécurité, certes, ce n'est pas dans le centre de la ville mais on y accède facilement à pied en 20 minutes. La plage est facilement accessible via le retorno Palenque (on nous a donné des accès via un hôtel mais pas assez pour nous tous. Finalement, pas besoin de l'utiliser. D'autant plus qu'il y a des chaises de plage portatives, des serviettes de plage, parasols et même des frigobox à notre disposition. Il y a la place pour garer deux voitures ce qui est très pratique aussi. La maison était très propre et nettoyée régulièrement. Les photos ne mettent pas assez la maison en valeur! :-) Si je ne dois citer que deux points négatifs ce serait peut-être l'humidité qui est assez forte dans la maison mais surtout le wifi qui est vraiment très faible. Heureusement, il y a un starbucks à 50 mètres de la maison où il est excellent. Si vous souhaitez passer d'agréables vacances à Playa del Carmen en famille ou entre amis, n'hésitez pas une seconde, cette maison est parfaite!
Natalia01 / 12 / 2017
Casa Gran Escape is a beautiful villa in a gated community. The house is a great size and easily accommodates up to 10 people. The management was very helpful at check-in and check out. Someone is there when you arrive to show you where everything is in the house, and they do a walk through with you at check out. The kitchen is fully equipped and had everything we needed. The back yard is a great size and fun for hanging out in the afternoons and evenings. Be careful not to leave any garbage or food in the back yard - lots of animals come scavenging at night. As many people mentioned, it is difficult to find the public beach. It is two blocks past the Reef, and you need to walk a ways down a path, through a forested area before you see the beach. There are no accommodations on the public beach and the nearest restaurant is about a 5 - 10 min walk. You will need to bring everything you want for the day (coolers, chairs, towels, etc). The passes to the Reef do not really work unless you are in line when the pool opens. They only allow ~20 wrist bands for condos residents/day. Otherwise, you need to pay $50.00/person to hang by the pool and beach (all inclusive). The town is about a 10 - 15 min walk from the villa, if you have small children or elderly with you, it may seem like a long walk. Cabs are abundant and it is about $5 - 6.00 for a ride into town. Be sure to monitor your music and noise levels. We had a small wireless speaker that we listen to in the evenings. We did not think it was that loud, but the neighbors complained about our music. (However, the night before one of the neighbors had a huge holiday party with a singer and music - there were speakers throughout the house and in their back yard. You could hear their party down the street. Not sure if it was them or the neighbors on the other side that complained, but we were not nearly as loud as the party the night prior the complaint). Regardless, we kept the music down after that and hope we did not disturb the neighbors again.
Heather01 / 12 / 2017
This house is lovely and exactly as described and shown in photos. Our family recently spent a week there, and thoroughly enjoyed the house. Mercedes was incredibly easy to work with and always very prompt in responding to our inquiries. She arranged our transportation to and from the Cancun Airport, which was incredibly helpful. The drivers were prompt and made it a stress-free trip for a large group. Mario met us at the house and walked through with us to make sure we were comfortable. The house is very well set up for large groups and has dishes, pots and pans, plates, silverware, wine glasses, beach towels and more. There is shopping and a couple of convenience stores/mini markets just a couple doors down for the basic necessities. We chose to walk up the beach and through town to the Mega for our big grocery trips and took a taxi back to the house. Drivers didn't always know exactly where the address was, or which entrance to go into, so we found it was helpful to explain the house was across from Royal Hideaway or next to the Plaza Playacar. We made great use of the pool and the outside seating area every night for dinner. One safety note - please oh please be so incredibly careful on the pool deck, the patio, and inside the house. The tiles through all of these areas are so very slippery. The housekeeper had just cleaned when we arrived and the kitchen floor was slick as we walked through with Mario. My mom almost slipped a couple of times as he showed us the house. We spent the first afternoon and evening at the Hospiten Hospital after my 4 year old niece slipped on the pool deck while she was playing under close supervision of the adults as we sat and enjoyed the outside seating area. She fell, hit her head, suffered a concussion and a seizure that sent us to the hospital for treatment. It happened in a split second - a very scary situation that could easily happen to anyone. I would recommend to management and owners to consider putting down a couple of slip-free mats in key areas around the pool at least to minimize these falls, but if that doesn't happen, I just encourage everyone, especially those with children and older folks, to be cautious. On the plus side - there is a hospital nearby. Other than our trip to the hospital, we thoroughly enjoyed our time and rotated between the pool, the beach, and walking around Playa del Carmen. We had a large group, so opted to walk to the beach via the public access off Ikil or Palenque (but often came back through the Reef).
Nancy01 / 12 / 2017
This home and location are Fabulous. You can walk to the beach and shops. 5th Ave. is a longer walk but worth it. This home is very clean and well maintained. The private pool is just perfect. You get maid service twice a week and you really want for nothing. 4 times we have been here and will be back again!!! Definitely the place to stay for comfort and privacy.
Levi01 / 11 / 2017
Great home and location. Perfect size kitchen and dinning area with well stocked kitchen. Check in was easy and the team answered all questions in a timely manner. The pool and back patio are fantastic especially with kids. Beach access is a little tricky. The card can get you thru The Reef hotel. They have a limited number of guests that they allow to "pass thru" even if you do not care to sit on their beach chairs. The Bedrooms were a nice size and they each have their own attached bathrooms. The market is a few houses down and is fine for a few items. The restaurant is not that good in the market but the drinks are fine!
Lorena01 / 10 / 2017
Mercedes' place is amazing! It's even better than what you see in the photos. The kitchen is very well equipped. The location is great. The host is super responsive. We'd definitely stay here again.
Claudia01 / 09 / 2017
Awesome house! the pictures just don't do it justice.. we were all very comfortable and felt like at home. Mercedes referred us to a great cook.. we couldn't get the TV figured out and she sent someone right over.. this houses is in a gated area, walking distance to small plaza next door and very close to 5th avenue... we are most definitely coming back!!
Manuel01 / 08 / 2017
Es una excelente casa les recomiendo rentar un auto ya que está lejos de la quinta avenida como a 2 kilómetros pero la casa de lujo saludos se las recomiendo
Luis01 / 08 / 2017
Excelente alojamiento, una casa muy bonita, con todo lo necesario para pasarla bien y agusto. Esta ubicada en un buen punto de la riviera maya, todo queda relativamente cerca. Muy buena atención por parte del Staff desde la llegada al hogar. Definitivamente regresaría
Araceli01 / 08 / 2017
This house was more than I expected. Initially I was hesitant to book because of the room with futons. Our kids ended up sleeping in that area and they enjoyed the space. The maintenance service (pool, home) were polite, respectful, trustworthy. Mercedes provided information to a chef and he was amazing, although The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare meals. The washer and dryer came in handy. Pretty safe location, cab drivers had to leave their I'd with security when enetering the gated community. Location was convenient as well. The only downfall is that I was travelling with my 1 yr old and the house did not have highchair, playpen, water toys.
Jhonny01 / 07 / 2017
Una casa muy top.. acorde al precio . No te arrepentirás
Lorena01 / 07 / 2017
This house exceeded my expectations! It was a beautiful home with very high end amenities, the pictures do not do the home justice. It is also immaculately clean and very comfortable. The location is also incredible, it was 3 houses down from the PlayaCar Plaza and very central to many places and activities my family and I participated in! Overall, a group of 10 adults fit very comfortably in this house and we enjoyed ohr stay here tremendously. Do not hesitate to book this house, you will not regret it!
Daniel01 / 07 / 2017
This is an amazing AirBnB and extremely happy with everything. I was traveling to Playa with friends who arrived in Cancun at different times. Mercedes was more than accommodating allowing my friends to check in several hours earlier than I arrived. They informed me it was a smooth and easy check in. The house is gorgeous. The pictures and description are extremely accurate. The house is close to downtown, 5th street, and close to the beach side as well. Finding a cab is extremely easy you just need to walk outside. I would highly recommend this place, I was very pleased.
Jorge01 / 07 / 2017
This place is amazing pictures serve no justice! The place in person is beautiful!
Tom01 / 07 / 2017
Fantastic home in Playa with access to the beach and facilities via the Reef Hotel. 4 master bedrooms with an outstanding property management company.
Letisha01 / 06 / 2017
Just got back from Playa Del Carmen and our trip was amazing! We all enjoyed it and Playacar!I would just say to do some research on public beach access before going. The beach is amazing once you get to it! The house does come with wrist bands for 4 people to The Reef. That only and I mean only gains you access to the beach and pool area. You can not even buy drinks or use the bikes there.
Mistie01 / 06 / 2017
The pictures don't do it justice! This place was immaculate. So much space and plenty of seating for everyone in the living room and kitchen area. The kitchen was well furnished. We cooked all our breakfasts and a couple of evening meals there. Loved having the extra fridge for drinks and having the washer and dryer so I didn't come home with a bunch of dirty laundry. The backyard was amazing and the wildlife that visited us daily was so neat. Kind of felt you were in a jungle. They had landscapers outside several times throughout our stay to keep the backyard looking beautiful. We kept that place clean and washed our own towels so we really didn't need the housekeeper. I think she came in the middle of our stay and at the end. The house is just steps from shops and grocery store. Grabbing a taxi right out the door is very easy. We went to Wal-Mart a couple of times for groceries and supplies that we forgot. A short taxi ride (or you could walk) to 5th street where there is plenty of things to do was nice. The pantry was stocked with spices and we left more behind. Not sure if the property management left it or not, but we left beer, liquor, soups, cereals and a few other things that we didn't want to throw out and knew the people behind us would love to start of their vacation with. My only complaint is the access to the beach. It really isn't easy to get to. The house comes with a pass for 4 people to go to The Reef to use their access to the beach, but that is a little walk and you don't want to carry too much with you. The problem is we had 9 people. So we tried the public entrance at the beginning of Playacar and got half way down and was turned around by a guard, because we had an ice chest. So we walked out of Playacar and found someone that helped us find a way. Once we made it down we figured it was best to take a taxi and go to Senior Frogs and use their facility and order food and drinks there so you can sit in their chairs. Other than that I have no issues. And this issue was able to be worked around. Just wish Playacar would have left a couple public entrances for the people that are renting houses to get to the beach. Because once on the beach it is public. And if there was entrances other than The Reef we couldn't find it as we walked both ways looking for one. We loved Playa Del Car very much and will be back for another visit. Again, thank you for sharing your lovely house.
Karen01 / 01 / 2017
The host was very helpful and quick to respond. The house was perfect for our family gathering of 6 adults and 2 kids. The house was probably the cleanest rental I have ever stayed in. It was over the top in meeting our needs!
Timothy01 / 11 / 2016
He was very friendly.
Gustavo01 / 08 / 2016
Martin01 / 08 / 2016
This place was absolutely amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. It's located inside a nice and gated community with plenty of small shops inside. The housekeepers do a great job, we had a bit of trouble finding the place according to the map but it's right in front of the hideaway hotel. A car is a great way to get around (the house is good for a small car not an SUV like we had) but a scooter or 4 wheeler is an even better option. Can't wait to go back.
Martin01 / 08 / 2016
Mercedes is on top of it. Responsive and attentive. The house is very well equipped and we enjoyed the layout. the outdoors space is really cool.
Jen01 / 07 / 2016
Mercedes was an excellent host. She was very quick in her email responses to my questions, and her staff was excellent. The location was nice. The market area in Playacar, the gated development the house is in, was about 3 houses over. The distance into town was perfect for us. A quick and easy drive, or probably a mile or so walk. The pictures on airbnb are spot on, the house is very, very nice with a fully equipped kitchen. The house was great for our large family!
Brenda Elizabeth01 / 06 / 2016
All I have to say is BOOK IT! It was my very first time using Airbnb and I couldn't be any happier with the results. This is an amazing house! They are very attentive and will have everything you need to have an amazing time in Playa Del Carmen! Thank you for such an amazing experience!!!
Pamela01 / 06 / 2016
The house was amazing and all the amentities made you feel just like you were home. I've never experienced a visit where the pictures didn't do the actual place justice, this was the case. The house was more more beautiful in person. Our family has decided this will be a vacation spot! Words can't adequately describe the wonderful time we had! All I can say, we will definitely be back! Thanks for being a gracious host and so accommodating! We loved our stay!!!
Alex01 / 03 / 2016
We had a great stay at El Gran Escape. Mercedes and her team were a pleasure to deal with both before and after arrival (coordinating arrival time, check out, etc.). The house itself was much larger than expected -- the four rooms are each extremely spacious with modern ensuite bathrooms and the backyard and pool are perfect for lounging pre/post-beach. Although the house comes with access to a resort down the street, we just ended up grabbing towels from the house and walking to the beach across the street. Downtown Playa is a 5-10 min cab ride away. A very easy and relaxing stay.
Julien01 / 10 / 2015
Villa qui a tenu toutes ses promesses. Spacieuse, bien agencée, superbe piscine... Je la recommande vivement pour les grandes familles ou groupes d amis. Je dirais même que les photos ne la mettent pas assez en valeur.
Oscar01 / 07 / 2015
Mercedes and her team where amazing. They helped us with early check in and they made us feel at home at this amazing home. The house exceeded our expectation, with an excellent pool and great amenities. Our only challenge was getting to the beach as we had our handicapped father in law. The home is a few blocks to the nearest beach entrance. Overall Mercedes and her team were responsive, helpful and exceeded our expectations. Look forward to visiting with her next year.
Maria Laura01 / 04 / 2014
La casa es espectacular! Tal y como se ve en las fotos! El único problema es el acceso a la playa, sobre todo sí vas con niños y en temporada alta. La casa no tiene salida a la playa, tenes acceso gratuito a un Beach club pero nunca encontramos lugar. Conviene alquilar un auto. Poca flexibilidad en cuanto al horario del check in y del check out viajamos desde muy lejos con niños. Luego de insistir mucho accedieron a que podamos dejar las valijas.
Jc01 / 12 / 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Gran Escape and would definitely do it again! Great house, pool, 5 min walk to the beach, 15-20 min walk to downtown, safe and appealing location in Playacar, plenty of cabs. Our only (small) complaint was with the lack of beach towels at the Reef hotel where the beach access is and the hotel's less than friendly customer service (but that is not Mercedes' fault). Playacar is also a great base to explore the many Maya Rivera activities!
Keun01 / 07 / 2013
Amazing house! This is truly one if the most beautiful homes in playa del Carmen. Everyone room has its own full bath. And the private pool is just the right size. The only thing is the distance from the quintavenidad. However the scooters we rented solved that problem and saved us money on cab fare. We can't wait to go back~~!
Rupa01 / 11 / 2012
The house was fantastic and true to the photos and description. The folks at Playa Paradise (Mercedes and team) were very responsive and helpful. My family had a wonderful time, and we would absolutely recommend to others!