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10 Perfect Playa del Carmen Rentals For Your Next Family Vacation or Group Getaway

Juanita Rodriguez 04-06-2024

10 Bric Vacation Rentals For Families or Small Groups, Playa del Carmen, Mexico


When envisioning a laid-back beach vacation, there are few places in the world that offer a better toes-in-the-sand experience than Playa del Carmen. Of course, the turquoise Caribbean and the powdery-soft shoreline are a major draw. However, visitors love Playa del Carmen for many more reasons. 

During the day, beach clubs beckon with their cheerful live music, casual eats, and cold cocktails. At night, the atmosphere lights up, especially along the city’s famous 5th Avenue. Travelers from every corner of the world come to meander along the effervescent street. Indeed La Quinta’s boutique and souvenir shops, pubs, museums, exquisite restaurants, and nightclubs are fun to explore . You can discover charming neighborhoods, cafes, and street art around every corner. Best of all, no car is needed to navigate Playa del Carmen. The majority of the city’s main attractions are within the walkable downtown core (as are Bric’s vacation rentals.)

That being said, the Riviera Maya abounds with breathtaking eco-parks, ancient limestone swimming holes and the remnants of historic Mayan cities. Fortunately, Playa del Carmen sits in the heart of the Riviera Maya and provides convenient access to the multitude of options for fun and adventure.   

So if you’re looking for a tropical destination that appeals to every type of traveler, this Mexican Caribbean hotspot is that place. In this article, we’re presenting 10 terrific Playa del Carmen accommodations for families or small groups. 


Upscale Vacation Homes With Ocean Views 

Elements Penthouse 19 


Penthouse 19 at The Elements in Playa del Carmen, by Bric Vacation Rentals

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From the moment you enter, you will be dazzled by the tremendous indoor and outdoor living spaces, not to mention the scenic Caribbean views. This spectacular Playa del Carmen penthouse features 2 main bedrooms with king beds and a third with 2 doubles. 

A fully-appointed kitchen provides all you need for preparing breakfast to fuel you and your crew for a day of memorable activities. Take an early morning stroll along the coast and witness the jaw-dropping Caribbean sunrise. Follow the waterfront south and you’ll find various water sports. From stand-up paddle boarding to parasailing to deep sea fishing, there are a host of appealing options. At the beach club, exclusive to guests of The Elements, challenge fellow vacationers to a volleyball match on the sand court. 

If you are seeking adventure, book a day at one of the world-class adventure parks just outside of Playa del Carmen. In fact, Xcaret, Xplor, and Rio Secreto are within 10 minutes from the beach town. You can be sure, each ecological marvel will take you on an immersive jungle encounter you will never forget. 

Thanks to The Elements’ prime location, you need not go far to find the city’s best of the best. Within a 5-minute walk are fantastic eateries, dive centers, brunch spots, roof bars, grocery and convenience stores. This luxurious property is the ultimate destination for a superb, sunny getaway with family or friends. 


Amor Choza


Amor Choza Penthouse at Magia Playa in Playa del Carmen by Bric Vacation Rentals

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Welcome to your slice of paradise – an ocean view penthouse that epitomizes luxury and serenity. Nestled half a block from the world-renowned coastline, this exquisite vacation home offers breathtaking azure views as far as the eye can see.

Surely, one feature of this elegant 2-level abode that you’ll treasure most is its massive terrace off the upper bedroom. Sink back into the comfy seating area with a glass of wine and listen to the sounds of the crashing waves. Soak up the sun in the loungers and enjoy the captivating seascape. Refresh yourself in your very own, private cool water jacuzzi.

This downtown Playa del Carmen stunner sleeps 6 adults with ample space to spread out and relax. Besides the tremendous  upper terrace is a generous ocean view patio on the main level, ideal for dining alfresco. The expansive Magia Playa property sits on 2 immaculately manicured acres. In addition to 2 pools, there are multiple seating areas on the verdant green space as well as poolside. Other upscale amenities include a fitness center, elevators, and underground parking. Furthermore, you’ll appreciate the property’s desirable location, a short walk to Playa’s bustling tourist hub and the beach. 

In one direction are beach clubs offering live music, salsa lessons, and seaside dining. While in the other, there are dozens of neighborhood cafes, museums, and boutique shops worth visiting. As far as space and amenities go for a group getaway, Amor Choza is hard to top!


Aldea Thai 305


Aldea Thai Penthouse in Playa del Carmen by Bric Vacation Rentals

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This ocean view sanctuary offers more than just a stunning turquoise view—  it provides a vacation style of luxury and convenience. Together with a soothing, Thai-inspired pool with swim up bar and concierge services, every need is effortlessly met. Whether seeking a peaceful retreat or an adventurous getaway, this splendid penthouse offers the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. 

Unwind in style as you soak up the breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean from the comfort of your private terraces. Feel the gentle sea breeze caress your skin as you sip your morning coffee. At sunset, enjoy evening cocktails against the backdrop of a pink sky. Besides the beach, your private plunge pool offers the ideal vantage point from which to revel in the majestic vista. Certainly the pool, the view, and massive entertaining areas make this sprawling roof terrace one of Playa del Carmen’s bests. 

Retreat to the main suite, where a grand king-sized bed awaits, accompanied by an en-suite bathroom.  You’ll appreciate the luxurious soaking tub after a active day of snorkeling or climbing Mayan temples. In the second bedroom, 4 additional guests can rest well after the sun sets on another magical Riviera Maya day.

From sunbathing and beachcombing to jet skiing and paddle boarding, there’s no shortage of fun-filled activities just steps away. Set off on a thrilling adventure with water sports rentals available nearby. Or rather, relax on the sand and relish the beach vibes and alluring views.

Venture out and discover the charm of Playa del Carmen, with its vibrant culture, colorful streets, and tantalizing cuisine. Whether wading through splendid cenote pools, sailing the crystalline seas, or discovering local landmarks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this endless summer wonderland. 


Elements Penthouse 24


Penthouse 24 at The Elements By Bric Vacation Rentals in Playa del Carmen

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Sweeping turquoise views, a private cool water jacuzzi, and design upgrades galore make this stellar penthouse a Caribbean dream. Cozy outdoor seating and dining areas foster fun family gatherings or friendly happy hours. Inside, 2 levels with floor to ceiling windows showcase the million dollar view. Without a doubt, you’ll be captivated by the blue green horizon from your upstairs king bed. 

Embrace the allure of Playa del Carmen’s pristine coastline at the exclusive beach club, where powdery sands meet translucent waters. Lounge in the shade of a swaying palm tree. Snorkel amidst vibrant coral reefs. Embark on a sunset sail along the coast. No matter what the day holds, The Elements penthouse serves as the perfect launchpad for your seaside adventures.

Lining the cobblestone streets are local neighborhood Italian bistros, hole-in-the-wall cafes, and fresh juice bars. Also in the area, lively seafood restaurants capture the quintessential essence of Playa del Carmen as a vibrant beach town. 

As a guest at The Elements, you have access to a designated Bric ambassador, available from the moment you book. This Riviera Maya expert is happy to assist with transportation arrangements or dinner reservations. Alternatively, your super host can recommend a top private chef based on your group’s preferences. When you stay at The Elements with Bric, there is no limit to the unforgettable Playa del Carmen moments you’ll make.


Spacious Villas

Casa Quetzali


Casa Quetzali Villa by Bric Vacation Rentals, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

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Escape to this sunny villa nestled within a lush, gated community. Only a 2-minute walk to Playa’s pristine shores, Casa Quetzali provides the ultimate beach getaway. This tropical haven promises an outstanding vacation experience filled with relaxation, luxury, and divine days in the sun and surf. 

Step into the meticulously designed villa, where modern elegance meets coastal charm. With 4 sizable bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms, and ample indoor and outdoor living spaces, the villa comfortably accommodates groups of up to 8 guests. Every room is thoughtfully appointed with plush furnishings, ensuring your utmost comfort throughout your stay.

Indulge in the abundance of amenities designed to enhance your peaceful stay. Take a refreshing dip in your private pool, surrounded by exotic vegetation that offers a sense of serenity and seclusion. 

Stroll along the tranquil streets to discover humble Mayan ruin sites from centuries ago. Grab a cup of coffee and find a seat in the sand to watch the seagulls at sunrise. Also within a leisurely walk is 5th Avenue, where you can shop for souvenirs and take in free cultural shows. Plus, choose from a multitude of restaurants that offer exquisite Mexican or international fare. 

When you stay at Casa Quetzali, you embark on a journey to beachlife bliss. 


Villa Uxmal 


Villa Uxmal by Bric Vacation Rentals, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

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An entertainer’s dream, Villa Uxmal’s sequestered backyard retreat is magazine worthy. Enjoy your morning coffee from the main suite’s terrace, which looks over the glistening pool and stately property. Spend sunny days lounging by the picturesque pool. Swim up to the bar for a round of margaritas. Later in the evening, sip wine in the luxurious covered seating area. 

Channel your inner chef in the modern kitchen, where you can whip up delicious meals and experiment with local ingredients. Delight in the culinary skills of a private chef as you come together around the outdoor teppanyaki grill. Savor the unique flavors as you nibble and sip al fresco in the wee hours of the night.

Step into a world of elegance and sophistication as you enter the magnificently designed vacation villa. With 3 bedrooms and 2 lavishly appointed main suites, each boasting en-suite bathrooms and plush bedding, Villa Uxmal offers an oasis of tranquility for discerning travelers. Expansive living areas adorned with tasteful furnishings provide ample space for relaxation and entertainment. Equally impressive are the floor-to-ceiling windows, which invite the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape indoors.

Every aspect that makes Playa del Carmen a top-choice travel destination is within an easy, 15-minute walk. For example, the city’s main thoroughfare, 5th Avenue, presents exceptional dining options and beach clubs. In addition, a plethora of coffee, ice cream, and brand-name shops welcome visitors. Moreover, you can walk to the Cozumel Ferry Terminal, museums, the Playacar Aviario, and car rental agencies. 

Your exclusive retreat awaits amidst the splendor of Playa del Carmen’s enchanting tropical setting.  


Vacation Homes Steps From The Beach & 5th Avenue

Oceana 422


Villa Uxmal by Bric Vacation Rentals, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

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This stylish 3 bedroom condo is situated in the heart of our vibrant coastal town.  Just 100 steps away, the sandy shores and the rhythmic sounds of the sea call your name. This delightful rental provides the perfect fusion of relaxation and cosmopolitan ambiance.

As you enter, you’ll be greeted by a bright and airy living space. Adorned with splashes of colorful decor, you will immediately feel welcome in the cheerful atmosphere. Large windows flood the room with natural light and the ample terrace overlooks the divine pool area.

Step outside onto your private balcony to share stories of the day’s adventures over a round of margaritas. Dine together under a starlit sky. Feel the salty breeze on your skin and listen to the nearby seagulls  – at Oceana, relaxation comes naturally.

After a day of sun-soaked fun, retire to the comfort of your inviting bedroom. The combination of lush linens and a muted palette create a tranquil haven for rest and rejuvenation. Wake up refreshed, ready to seize another day in paradise.

In addition to being near the sea, this condo offers convenient access to the town’s charming shops, eclectic restaurants, and entertaining 5th Avenue. Whether you’re strolling along the beach, exploring colonial towns and sublime nature parks, or simply lounging by the pool, there’s no shortage of activities to fill your days with joy and excitement. Escape to this beach town condo rental and experience the magic of coastal living firsthand. Extraordinary vacations begin here.


Magic Paradise A8


Magic Paradise A8 Penthouse By Bric Vacation Rentals, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

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A vacation home with a location that can’t be beat, this delightful 3 bedroom penthouse puts you in the heart of the action. In the near vicinity is the famed Mamitas Beach Club, convenience stores, spas, pubs, restaurants, boutique and brand names stores. Its central location and abundance of indoor and outdoor living space make Magic Paradise the perfect beach town escape. 

Ascend the staircase to your private roof terrace – a shaded refuge  perched high above the bustling city below. Here, pass the time with a good book as the glimpse of the shimmering sea in the distance invites you to unwind in your own ocean view oasis. Gather for cool cocktails in the ample seating area, indulge in a siesta on the swinging sun bed, or soak in the ambiance of the city lights twinkling against the night sky.

If you need a day of repose close to home, there is a communal entertainment area with a plunge pool and grill area. For the adventurous at heart, beach clubs in the area offer a bounty of water sports and activities to enjoy. Embark on a thrilling jet ski ride over the turquoise waves. Paddleboard along the tranquil coastline. Set sail on an unforgettable scuba diving excursion to explore the vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Embrace the beach life to the fullest!  

As the day unfolds, tantalize your taste buds with the irresistible aromas of fresh seafood wafting from nearby beachside restaurants. Feast on popular dishes including ceviche or fish tacos, savoring each bite as you dine with toes buried in the sand.

This downtown dwelling provides easy access to the lively 5th Avenue as well as an infinite array of sensational Riviera Maya attractions. Raft along underground rivers, cliff jump into crystal clear centoe pools, or take in a captivating dinner show. Without a doubt, you will fill your minds and hearts with a lifetime of memories.


Tranquil Tropical Oases 


Paseo del Sol Cenote 304


Paseo del Sol Cenote 304 by Bric Vacation Rentals, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

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This sublime vacation retreat sits in a quiet, gated community and backs onto the Hard Rock Riviera Maya Golf Club. The 3 bedroom penthouse presents a charming blend of modern and traditional Mexican design. The ample patio off the main level overlooks the peaceful, exotic garden and offers a haven of serenity and relaxation. 

The spacious living area is thoughtfully curated for comfort and style. Plush seating arrangements and modern amenities invite you to unwind and recharge. Curl up with a good book on the cozy sofa or gather with loved ones for intimate conversations against the backdrop of a soothing symphony of nature.

Step outside onto the private terrace, where a world of vacation bliss awaits amidst the tropical splendor. Lounge in the sun-drenched seating area then take a refreshing dip in the sparkling cool water jacuzzi. Revel in the tranquility of your surroundings as you pour a glass of wine and  listen to the gentle rustle of palm fronds in the breeze.

After a splendid night’s sleep, head to the gym for a full-body workout.  Later, grab your rackets for an invigorating pickleball match. Finally, revitalize yourself in the alluring 95-meter pool and spend the day enjoying cold cervezas and good laughs poolside.

Roam 15 minutes over scenic jungle paths to discover a jaw-dropping, blue-green seascape. Feel the tropical breeze and the warmth of the soothing Caribbean waters against your skin. Breathe in the sea air as the sun casts its golden rays upon the pristine shores. The expansive stretch of white sand is ideal for a game of paddle ball or spike ball with your group. Not far north, sit back with a cool beverage and a fried fish feast at one of the local beach clubs. Become enchanted by the daily cultural shows near the iconic Portal Maya structure. Alternatively, reserve a ferry ride over to the captivating Cozumel for a day full of island fun.  

Due to its central Riviera Maya location, Playa del Carmen is a gateway to endless possibilities for extraordinary excursions.. From exceptional ecological parks like Xel Ha and Rio Secreto to the colonial town of Valladolid and the ancient city of Coba, dynamic vacation experiences abound. 


Paseo del Sol Surf B301


Paseo del Sol by Bric Vacation Rentals, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

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What a glorious space for your crew to enter vacation mode. This penthouse boasts unparalleled elegance and sophistication. Above all, it is crowned by a private roof terrace offering breathtaking views of the sprawling Paseo del Sol property. This serene paradise offers a pickleball and tennis court, an air-conditioned gym, plus a pristine, 90-meter pool.

As you step into this exquisite vacation home, you’ll be greeted by an expansive living space bathed in natural light. Adorned with contemporary furnishings and stylish accents, the penthouse exudes modern charm. Plentiful windows frame the lush vistas of the surrounding gardens, creating an ambiance of warmth and opulence.

The 3 bedroom sanctuary features a large custom kitchen complete with a stunning backsplash of hand-painted Mexican tiles. On the main floor is a quaint balcony overlooking the tropical setting. However, the real showstopper is the massive upper terrace with two dining areas, loungers, and an outdoor shower. Also, you’ll appreciate the grill and wet bar when it comes time to prepare a delicious sunset feast. This peaceful outdoor living space is ideal for gathering together to share favorite moments of the day’s adventures.

Just outside the secured lobby, you will discover a scenic walking and biking path. The paved route winds 6 kilometers around the slow-paced private community. Within a pleasant 15-minute stroll, you will discover souvenir shops, convenience stores, and charming eateries. Furthermore, the nearby Hard Rock Riviera Maya Golf Club invites you to go for par on its spectacular 18 holes. 

As you make your way to the beach, the invigorating jungle paths take you past modest Mayan ruins. Upon arrival at the idyllic shores, the vibrant energy of Playa del Carmen surrounds you. Settle into your spot on the powdery white sand, spread out your towels or beach chairs. Enjoy the front and center view of the turquoise Caribbean Sea stretching out before you.

As night falls over Playa del Carmen, the beach comes alive with the vibrant rhythm of live music and dancing. Join in the festivities, swaying to the infectious salsa beats. On the other hand, this is the opportune time to gaze at the blanket of twinkling stars above. As the waves crash the shore, you can savor the magic of a day well spent in this Mexican Caribbean jewel.

Bonus Family or Group Rental


Elements Penthouse 22


Penthouse 22 at The Elements by Bric Vacation Rentals, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

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Although we ran out of space on our top 10 list, we cannot end without including The Elements Penthouse 22. This 4 bedroom, 4 bath gem sleeps 10 guests and showcases spectacular Caribbean views that stretch to Cozumel. In addition to a fully appointed kitchen, the 2 level corner unit boasts 3 outdoor terraces for sunbathing and dining. From smart televisions to generous sleeping quarters, your clan will love the space and privacy Penthouse 22 offers.

Of course, as guests of The Elements, you have access to every luxury amenity on site. Take advantage of the endless summer climate with beach volleyball at the exclusive beach club and cocktails on the sand. Also, 24 hour security, an ocean view gym and business center, a massive jacuzzi, and an expansive pool are just some of the modern conveniences provided.

Begin your day with a sunrise paddle board session, then grab a shaded lounger under the beach palapas. Whether you are a beach or pool person, your vacation will undoubtedly be blissful at The Elements. Plus, you will have round-the-clock access to a Bric ambassador during your stay. Our professional and knowledgeable hospitality team is at your service to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Lean on our Riviera Maya experts for insider information on the best things to do and see in the region. Your vacation wishes are our command!


That rounds off our top 10 Playa del Carmen accommodations for families or small groups. For more information on short term rentals for any occasion, contact our Bric hospitality team anytime. Our reservations and ambassador staff offer a wealth of knowledge when it comes to planning an unforgettable beach vacation. 

Of all the paths you take in life, let at least one lead you to the magnificent shores of the Mexican Caribbean!