LA CASA AZUL is close to the beach and 5th Avenue. You'll love the space because it's your own private space, with a fully-equipped kitchen, nice sized bathroom, and super comfortable bed in a spacious studio with easy access to 5th Avenue and the beach. There are bike rentals on premises and free parking on the street if you arrive via car. It's good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. It's also pet-friendly and air conditioning's included in the low price!
The space is a large studio with comfortable full-sized bed, bathroom and kitchenette area, all located inside of a secure home. It's a completely separate space from the main part of the house and everything in there has been designed and constructed by hand by me personally using recycled materials, giving the room a unique look with a personal eco-friendly touch.
The studio also includes all the amenities you'll need for your stay like clean linens, bath and beach towels, shower essentials, hot water, hair dryer, air conditioning, ceiling fan, dresser, big flat screen TV with Roku, free WiFi (20mbps speed), safe box (key requires deposit) and a kitchenette area equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, coffee press, tea kettle, hot plate, blender, toaster, cookware, dishes, glasses, mugs, flatware, dishwashing/drying supplies and a jug of purified water with dispenser for cooking or drinking. There's a second bathroom just outside the door towards the garden (which is why the listing says 1.5 bathrooms) and in there you'll find a washer & dryer and another large jug of water and water dispenser also available free of charge while you're here.
The place is also very conveniently located about 2 blocks north from one public access to beach, 5 blocks south from another public beach road and about .9 mile / 1.5 kilometers to the street that leads to some of the Playa's nicest beach clubs like Martina Beach Club, Canibal Royal Beach Club and the new Encanto Beach Club. And we're about a mile (1.2 kilometers) north of the center of town but it's only about a 7 min. walk or 2 min. bike ride down 5th Ave until it starts getting busy and you begin to hit shops, restaurants, cafes and the touristic part of Playa del Carmen and its famous 5th Avenue. Our end of 5th Ave is a bit quieter since it's about a mile (1.2 km) from the center of town where all the hustle and bustle is.
You'll have keys to the main entrance to the house as well as keys to the door of your separate entrance to your studio. You can also enjoy the large back garden with seating areas and space for reading, meditating, enjoying a meal, refreshment or cocktail.
I live on the premises with my girlfriend who co-hosts the space with me. We are happy to help guests with recommendations or anything they need during their stay. At times we've offered guests rides into town when we're available. There is also brand new titanium bike/cruiser and another slightly used bike available for rent in the event you prefer to get in and out of town or to the beach by bike and avoid taxi fares. The bike rental is $7 USD (approx $130MXN) per bike, per day with discounts for week+ rentals.
I have a dog and a cat on premise. They roam around from time to time but are very friendly. The place is pet-friendly as well, feel free to bring your beloved pet with you -- all I ask is that you please mention it before arrival.
I also have a business on premise, a hair salon, just off the front door. So the most important thing I ask is that you always keep the front door closed and locked. Thank you in advance! The salon -- Waves Salon by Trevor Kohlman-- is open Tues - Friday (sometimes Saturdays) but it's quiet, as the doors always stay closed when I'm working. And...the best part is...if you're in need of any hair services during your stay, I always offer a special discount for my guests. Just ask! :)
The cleaning fee is just for one cleaning upon checkout. Should you need/require more than one cleaning during your stay, you can request it for $10 USD per additional cleaning. Also, there are cleaning products, broom, mop, etc. in the garden bathroom area where the washer and dryer are, in the event you'd like to quickly clean up and/or straighten yourself.
The A/C is included in price but please be respectful with use of A/C in the room and turn it off when you're not there as electricity in Playa is quite expensive. Thanks in advance.
And lastly, if you choose to use the safe deposit box in the room, it requires a deposit of $25 USD / $500MXN (returned to you at check-out), as the key is quite expensive to replace if lost. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
Smoking allowed outside only and if you choose to bring your pet to stay with you please send me a message with notification ahead of time thanks! Also, you're more than welcomed to entertain and have friends over but again, please provide advanced notice as I run a business on the property and need to be sure there's no problem with noise, etc. when I have clients. Thank you.
I'm Trevor, I'm Canadian and have been living in Playa del Carmen for about 10 years. I own a hair salon in Playa called WAVES SALON by Trevor Kohlman. I love to create things, so as a stylist, I get to express my creativity through cutting, coloring and styling hair. But I also have a passion for music. I'm a singer/songwriter and play the guitar, bass and drums and I also love making furniture and other cool things. I can pretty much make anything I envision!
I have a huge home here in Playa del Carmen, less than a mile/one kilometer from the Caribbean sea. I'm social and like to have people around and so I turned my 2nd room into a large studio, with bathroom and kitchenette for travelers to come stay and enjoy this beautiful paradise called "Playa."
In my spare time I love to go to the beach, swim in the ocean, relax in my garden or just chill at home. I'm also a big hockey fan -- especially Calgary Flames.
Look forward to meeting you on your journey through this magical place in the Riviera Maya!