Villas del Mar # E207
Buena Vida or 'The Good Life' is exactly what this gorgeous, 1850 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, ocean-view condo offers. Conveniently located in the very desirable Villas del Mar condo complex of Puerto Aventuras within walking distance to numerous restaurants, services and activities you could not be better situated.
Buena Vida is spacious, with an open design, commanding views, and offers all of the amenities one would expect in an upscale condo rental.
Buena Vida is part of Puerto's premier condo complex 'Villas del Mar.' This upscale development has five buildings clustered in a wide horseshoe arrangement around a large lawn/garden/pool area. The pool and grounds alone would be enough to satisfy most anyone, however it doesn't end there. Villas del Mar fronts one of the most gorgeous powdery white sand beaches you can imagine. It truly is an inviting and idyllic spot. You will most certainly know you are on a luxurious Riviera Maya vacation when you experience it all.
Adding to the appeal of this location is your proximity to the many services and attractions Puerto Aventuras has to offer. In less than 5 minutes you can be teeing up to play golf, climbing into a dive boat, headed off to catch a sailfish, dining in a tranquil outdoor restaurant, swimming with dolphins or shopping for a special gift. Of course, that is only if you can drag yourself away from the terrace with its' wonderful view, then past that great swimming pool and beyond the gin clear Caribbean waters.
Buena Vida is on the first floor of the new 'E' building with an elevator for access for those who don't want to walk the short flight of stairs. This is the last building in the complex and serves to close the horseshoe arrangement. The complex is gated with private security. There are private tennis courts and plenty of parking for those who choose to rent a car.
Upon entering Buena Vida you can't help but be taken by the spaciousness and quality finishing of the condo. You will immediately be drawn to the sliding glass doors that cover the entire frontage of the living/dining room. As soon as you open them up to step out on that inviting terrace, you will learn that the sliding doors all slide back into hidden pockets in the wall to bring the outdoors right inside. The effect is quite stunning.
In addition to the fabulous view of the grounds, pool and ocean, the terrace has a dining table for enjoying your meals al-fresco, and a cozy corner bench to curl up with a book. This terrace extends all the way to the master bedroom where 2 wicker chairs offer a tranquil spot to enjoy the sunrise over a morning coffee.
The living/dining room is spacious, open, comfortable and provides a wonderful view. A wrap around couch offers a relaxing place for everyone to gather for conversation or to watch a movie on the DVD equipped cable TV system with some English programming.
The dining table is perfect for 4 but can handle 6. A large pass through counter to the kitchen provides a great bar or buffet table. The layout and amenities of this fully equipped kitchen ensures that should you decide to eat in, you will find everything you need and the cook will never feel like they are tucked away in a corner somewhere. The kitchen counters are done is stylish local marble and accented by the native custom built kitchen cabinetry. This condo even boasts a dishwasher which is something that is only found in a handful of condos in the area.
A half bath at the entrance and a utility room with washer and dryer are provided for your added convenience.
The Master Suite is at the far end of the condo and is quite large. A slider opens up to access the terrace where you will find a couple of wicker chairs to enjoy your morning coffee while you watch the sun rise over the ocean. A comfortable window bench is bright and inviting should you wish to loose yourself in a book or your thoughts away from the group. The King size bed mattress, linens and towels are all of high quality and most comfortable.
The Master Suite has an attached bathroom with glass block shower and double sinks gives you plenty of space to prepare yourselves for a special night out at one of the romantic restaurants on the marina. There is a vanity between the bathroom and bedroom adding to the spaciousness of the room.
The Guest bedroom is also bright, well appointed and quite spacious. A King bed with quality mattress and linens ensures a comfortable night of rest and inspires pleasant dreams of warm Caribbean days spent frolicking on the beach. Cable TV is located in the room. The attached full bath has quality towels and a hairdryer for your convenience.
is 4 people
We are happy to share a few GUESTS COMMENTS from past guests of this condo:
Hola Doug and Desiree! We had another great week at Buena Vida. It is one of the most well equipment condo's that we've rented either in Mexico or elsewhere. Just like last year we spent the entire week vegging on the beach and snorkeled every day right in front of the complex. Awesome as always! There is a great selection of restaurants at the marina to suit everyone's taste. It was nice to see that Dolce Vita was opened this summer. The food, service, and the owner were all great. And of course every night was finished off with gelato from one of the ice cream stores. My only suggestion would be to do away with the area rugs. The unit still had the musty smell that we remember from last year but not quite as bad. It did get better throughout the week with the air conditioning running. Of course everyone hates to come home from vacation but in this case we were greeted by our daughter and son in law letting us know that we are going to be grandparents!! No doubt that you will be hearing from us again in the future. Thanks again for the great service! Bob and Holly M.
Doug & Desiree, Thank YOU! We had a wonderful time! Buena Vida was a beautiful villa. Villa del Mar the surrounding village was everything we hoped for. There wasn't one thing we would change about our vacation and will definitely recommend it to others. There were a couple minor issues with our front door not opening very far and lack of air conditioner in one room but maintenance came out right away to fix it. Our experience with you from the rental standpoint was so easy. Thank you for your service, we will keep you in mind for future vacations! Jenna & family
We had a fantastic time last week. We went to Playa a couple of evenings for shopping and dinner. Other than that, we were on the the beach every day by 10:00 and stayed until 5 -6 except to come up for lunch. The snorkeling in front of the condo was great as always. You and Doug were great to work with for our vacation. You were always very quick to respond with your emails and there were no unexpected surprises. The information on your website and pre-arrival package is very helpful.The condo was fantastic and very well equipped. Again, thank you for a great week in Buena Vida and I'm sure you'll be hearing from us again in the future!! Bob M
Our stay at Buena Vida was out of this world and more than we hoped for. The condo was fantastic. Very comfortable beds. We especially enjoyed the large shady patio, with beautiful view. Buena Vida (Villas del Mar) has the most beautiful white powder sandy beach we have ever seen. Great location with restaurants and swim up bar so very close. The staff and service were superb. A couple of minor problems were fixed immediately. Toilet paper and 5 gallon drinking water delivered right away. The gal who cleaned our condo did an impressive job. The wi fi is a great addition to the condo. Renting from BrisaCaribe was easy. Doug Wasmuth was very helpful; spoke with us on the telephone several times, and kept us up dated by e-mail. The driving directions were precise. The only complaint is the stove top and coffee pot are quite rusty. Dorothy D.
Hi Doug, We had an absolutely fabulous time at Villa Del Mar. The condo and complex exceeded our expectations. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend you/ Brisa Caribe as a reliable booking agent and look forward to our next stay! Thanks for everything,S. Morris
Hola Doug, We had a wonderful time in PA, the condo was great, so well equipped, the view was great and so close to everything. We totally enjoyed ourselves, it was so peaceful and restful, exactly what we wanted. We had not been to that part of Mexico so did some exploring and were very happy with everything we did. We meant to write in the book in the condo and then time got away from us and we all forgot. Please tell the owners that we loved the condo and everything was just perfect! Jude & Brian
We had a great time and all of us loved the condo. We will be back next year, same time. John G.
Hi Doug and Andra, We had an amazing time in Puerto Adventuras. The condo was lovely and the administrator Jose Hernandez was very good at his job; extremely helpful and always working hard. The lady that cleans was also terrific and very efficient. And the grounds are beautiful. We will definitely be back! Please extend our thanks to the owners of the property. Thanks again! Gina and Bill Stockwell
We had a great time in
Puerto Aventuras. We all loved the condo, very comfortable,
well equipped, great location, great beach. Antonio was very
We loved our stay and plan to return. The condo was WONDERFUL and we have not one complaint. I am missing the beautiful view from the balcony. Thank you again for all your accommodating e mails and replies. You will be hearing from us in the future. Amy
"My 3rd time at Buena Vida and hope to visit again! The view is fabulous, best beach in Puerto in my opinion. Spent hours just floating in the ocean. Watched the dolphins so much I ended up swimming with them! Can have as much or as little excitement as you like without having to leave Puerto. Close enough to Playa del Carmen or Tulum for shopping or more adventure/sightseeing, but nice to come 'home' to the peace and quiet of Buena Vida. The ruins at Tulum are very interesting, but better when you hire a guide at the gate. Take water and a hat - it's REALLY hot there! Did grocery shopping at Wal-Mart or Sorrento's in Playa. Cabs at the Omni are very accomodating and will wait for you. Meals on the terrace are great. Most meals were cooked on the BBQ at the condo, but have also tried 5 of the restaurants and was not disappointed (except not many veggies) I always feel safe in this condo/community. " D. Davidson
Andra, The condo was perfect. It was roomy and comfortable and everything worked just fine. Everyone is always so helpful at the complex. We also had the same driver this year as we did last from the transport service. I hate that I don't know his name but he is a gem and is always on time and even waited until we got into our condo the evening we got in. Our flight had been delayed about 30 minutes and he was there waiting and happy to see us. I just love coming down. We will be back hopefully sooner than next year. Thanks... Donna Phillips
We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the condo! It was absolutely perfect for our family and met all our needs and more! No problems at all and couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks again for all your assistance and making this a wonderful vacation for us Sincerely, Kim Mah
Arnie & Guests, We had such an amazing time! The condo was fully equipped with all the comforts of home, & in such a perfect location. Every day we would start off by laying down on the beach with a bucket of beer & we kept saying that it was just like a Corona commercial. We also did some snorkeling & our favorite place was in Tulum because we saw turtles the size of the coffee table!! Also if you want some great shopping, make sure to go to Playa del Carmen on 5th Avenue. It is totally worth the 20 minute drive because there is over a mile of fun shops all located on one street. Also our absolute favorite place to eat at night was Gringo Daves. There is a singer there named James and Kareoke on Sunday & Thursday. Also one of the owners is a sweet Australian lady named Lola, so if you can be sure to have a chat with her. Overall we had the best, most memorable trip ever & we will be back. Thanks to Arnie for sharing this luxurious condo with us! The Storms & Heaths, Seattle WA
For nearly a full month we have been able to live the 'dream life' PA is so perfect for us that we bought a fractional at the PortoBello marina. We used the taxi service for al of our trips out of PA. Never had a bad meal in PA. The blackened burger at Richards is fabulous as is everything - yes - everything at Tiramisu. Order the jalapeno poppers at the pub... you won't be sorry. We went to Buena Vida in Akumal. It is a really good restaurant on the beach. Thank you for this opportunity. Ken & Nancy, Fernie BC
We cannot tell you how much we enjoyed our time here... Arnie, the condo was absolutely beautiful and came with absolutely everything we might have needed. The view is picturesque and location supreme. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you... We enjoyed evenings and mornings on the balcony and spent our days running between the pool, ocean and our family at Ocean Homes - We thoroughly enjoyed each and every moment. The Coba Ruins were certainly a highlight, as was the 'Garden of Eden' cenote. If you are traveling to Tulum. The Mezainine restaurant is absolutely delicious. Of course New Year's Eve in Playa del Carmen was great as were many dinners in Puerto Aventuras. Thanks for being so accommodating - your space was much appreciated and exceeded expectations. Weber, Cacic & Rhead Families,
Thank you Jean! You guys are sure efficient. Please share with Doug and Twyla we had an absolutely incredible holiday!!!! The condo was even better than we had imagined, and the set up was awesome! We will for sure be returning again and have told many others of the condo and how much we enjoyed our holiday. PA is a beautiful paradise. Laurel & Trent Evans
Arnie, First, thank you for sharing beautiful home! Second, what truly is a paradise this location is!! It is so beautiful, calm and peaceful. We played many card games of crazy 8's on the deck each evening and made many family memories! Trebol in Pto. is a fantastic restaurant! Really good food - all you eat pasta is fantastic. The shopping in Pto. is very good too. - We went into Playa del Carmen but bought all our silver, T-shits + dresses here in Pto. Wamart & Sam's Club (140 pesos taxi) were perfect to buy our food. Aquanauts was our diving choice!! The pool here is incredible & we loved swimming in it & having the view each morning. Thanks for a wonderful vacation. It was perfect !!! Laura, Trent, Justin, Janet Evans, Sherwood Park Alberta Canada
Dear #3 at Arnies.... Although the palm trees are a little thinner on the top (thanks to Wilma &Emily) Puerto is still our favorite place. We enjoy the sunrise on Arnie's deck (yes we get up that early) and a nice glass of wine in the evening to the cool caribbean breeze. The new restaurant in town called Trebol (clover) Irish sports bar, good food and the best bano. We are retuning for 3 weeks next year. Wendy & Keith
Arnie & future guests, We enthusiastically agree with all the previous entries that extol the virtues of this setting, this beautiful condo and how well equipped it is. The pool & tranquil beach are perfect for our two children, ages 7 & 4. We visited Xcaret on a Monday and found the place remarkable and surprisingly uncrowded. We had good times at Buena Vida (restaurant - bar in Akumal), Casa Cenote (Tankha), La Caprichoa (Playa del Carmen) and Leo's Pizza (Chemuyil) Also the quality of restaurants in Puerto Aventuras has improved over previous experience. At the end of the day, the sight and sound of the nearby sea gives a sense of serenity that even the best restaurants don't approach. We love it here and hope to return. Our only disappointment is the apparent lack of recycling in an area that prides itself in eco-parks, the environment and ecology. Mack, Gwen, Jill & Matthew F, NJ
This is our second time here. The place is still as beautiful as ever. The pool, the beach and the ocean were very relaxing. Two weeks without any rain, although the ocean was very rough for a few days. We didn't get as much snorkeling or scuba as we would liked but 'hey' it beats shoveling snow. Wendy & Keith Osborne. Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Paradise ! we have found it here. Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo - we can't wait to return. This is truly paradise - Mimis food is awesome -from the deserts to the sandwiches we loved it all. Mango daquiris in the blender will never taste the same in Seattle. Steve, Linda, Diane & Jeff
Arnie, What a beautiful place you have allowed us to stay in for our time here. This is exactly what we've been looking for!!! A beautiful beach, nice pool and great snorkeling!! It was a nice break from the snow and cold in Minnesota. Everyone was nice and helpful. you home was equipped beyond belief - it made cooking and doing our own things much easier. Thank you again for allowing us to stay here. We are already planning our return visit next year. Renie S, Stephanie N, Nicole N, Eagan
Dear Arnie & Future Guests: There is a joke in our family about how we like to sleep under the stars - 4 or 5 of them!! At Buena Vida we found just that! Arnie your villa exceeded our expectations and we loved the view. Thanks for choosing the wall of glass with such a gread view of the grounds and ocean. Thanks also for providing such a well equipped home. We've rented before and have never experienced such generosity - right down to coffee in the cupboard & go-cups too!!.......... Thanks again Arnie for opening your private paradise to guests. We'll definitely be spreading the word to all of our snowbird friends in Canada. Reg, Barb, Gillian & Greg Giesbrecht. Winnipeg
WOW! That was our first impression of this gorgeous villa. The Villas del Mar complex is absolutely beautiful and so well cared for. We enjoyed the solitude of the complex as this was the 'off-season'. We usually had the entire pool to ourselves. We only had to share the beach with a handful of people. It was nice to the beach bartender from Omni come down to our complex to offer drinks. We went to Cozumel for a day. not sure if we'd do that again. Playa del Carmen and Cozumel are very busy. A lot of people and a lot of venders yelling for your attention. Snorkeled in Cozumel, but to tell the truth, we saw just as many beautiful fish snorkeling right here at our beach. If you like action you will love Cozumel and Playa del Carmen...... Our favorite time spent was right at the complex. We loved the relaxing pace and the natural beauty. Thank you for sharing your villa with us. Tricia & Marc Connolly. Buffalo NY
You are right! This is the 'Good Life' ! We had a wonderful stay here in your beautiful condo. So much nicer than we ever imagined. We were all blown away by the incredible snorkeling right off the gorgeous beach. The food in the village was great - we were never disappointed. Banana pancakes at Cafe Ole and we enjoyed their music on Wednesday night. What fun. Several guidar players, singer a guy playing the stel drums and Lenny on the harmonica. Very enjoyable. The fajitas at Dos Chiles were very good for lunch...... Everything was special! Thank you so much. We will be back. Debbie, Don, Brad, Jessica. Louisville KY.
We had an awesome time on our trip - The village of Puerto Aventuras is the greatest place, and Villas Del Mar was soooo beautiful. We will most likely be contacting you next year so that we can visit again - I don't think we would ever go anywhere but Puerto now!!!! Even just being able to watch the dolphins every day would bring us back. Doug, thank you so much for letting us know about this condo and setting everything up for us - this really was the best trip we have ever had to Mexico. Freezing in Winnipeg, Shannon, Jason, Delaney, Nevin, Brenda
Buena Vida was so much more than what we expected and we got really
spoiled while we were there. The condo has all of the comforts of
home and then some. The kitchen was so well stocked and clean,
clean, clean. We really hated to leave to continue our
adventure in Cozumel. We would definitely recommend to our friends
and may end up coming back again next year. It sure beats staying a tiny
cramped hotel room, and actually more cost effective! Julie
We had a wonderful time and the condo was even nicer than we expected...such attention to detail. The pool and beach were wonderful and I think we ate at almost every restaurant in the village...but not all. We will definitely be back...more to see and do and of course a wonderful place to relax. Thanks so much, Debbie Fontaine
Hey Doug & Twyla and an early Happy New Year to you!! We arrived safely and wanted to let you know that Buena Vida is everything you described AND MORE! Gotta love that wall of glass that opens to a totally panoramic view!! We'll leave a more detailed referral message once we get back home to the snow. Meantime, thank you for helping us to this spot. It is fabulous and such a wonderful respite from what we've already discovered in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. from the comfort & friendliness of Cafe-Cafe Barb & Reg Giesbriecht and family
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