This place is beautiful. The layout of the house is amazing. The apartment really transforms with the sliding glass door that opens up onto the balcony which also leads to the master bedroom. I really enjoyed the apartment but there were a few things that really threw off my trip. The first inconvenience is the electricity. My friends and I are college students that were on a budget. We hadn't noticed the electricity included notice on the listing and this really messed with our heads when he first let us know. Playa Del Carmen is REALLY HOT. That being said we had no money to afford going over the $500 (peso) electricity limit. We also had no idea how the billing worked in Mexico, so we were scared every time we turned on the AC. Because we were worried about the electricity, we didn't use the washer or dryer, nor did we use the dish washer. I only wish that we had a better idea of how the electricity bill really worked and how much of the amenities we could use.
The second issue which was the worst was the BUGS. There are ants everywhere!!!! I first noticed these small ants crawling around the apartment, but I didn't think twice about it. Then, two days into our trip we went to load the dish washer to let our dishes air dry, and the machine was covered in little critters! its was disgusting. They crawled onto my hands and onto my body. I thought that they were confined to the kitchen, but these ants were in the bathroom and all in the bedroom. The place needs to be exterminated. Its such a shame because the house looks so clean. Also, my best friend and my girlfriend both used fruity lotion and we bitten all over their bodies by some insect in the apartment. They would wake up in the morning covered in huge red bites. I was the only one who didn't wear the lotion and so I was fine.
Lastly, things in the apartment were pretty cheap. When we walked into the bathroom we placed a towel on the towel holder on the wall and it fell right off. It was being held up by a screw far too small for the purpose of the rack. The dishwasher was also falling apart. The racks didn't roll and bottom cover fell off every time the door opened up. There were a few other things that we pretty cheap/fragile. The apartment is beautiful, but it's an IKEA apartment. I enjoyed my stay and tried my best to over look the things that were wrong, but between the heat and the insects it was really hard to fully enjoy my vacation stay.