How to find and search for a furnished apartment for rent in Playa del Carmen, Tulum & the Riviera Maya
Not knowing the town and neighborhoods, nor the particulars of the rental culture and probably not be able to speak enough Spanish makes it hard, confusing and time-consuming for everyone looking to rent long term in Playa del Carmen, Tulum & the Riviera Maya.
Playa-Rentals & Sales® has a long history of matching tenants with the perfect rental property and is specialized in offering long-term rentals available for 6 to 12 months. Our service is free for tenants; property owners are paying a finder’s fee.
Because our Real Estate Agents are well connected with property owners and their local Property Managers we are able to offer a long list of long-term rental properties in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and all Riviera Maya throughout the year. Please note, that not all rental properties available at the time of your request are displayed on our website. So, please send us a detailed rental request and we will check out our not only our currently displayed renal listings, we also will check our large list of pocket listings and we will search among our most trusted colleagues.
Let us do the job! We will find your Long Term Rental
We personally know from our clients, that it is hard to get an answer from any online source offering Long Term Rentals in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, or elsewhere in the Riviera Maya. So before you spend your time searching online, filling out contact forms to different websites (and not getting an answer), let us do the job. A lot of rental properties in Playa del Carmen, Tulum & the Riviera Maya are not publicly advertised, so you have to know where to look and search. We at Playa Rentals & Sales® know exactly where to look, who to ask, and where to find available rental properties for you. And remember, this comes at no cost for you!
Once we get your rental request, one of our Playa del Carmen Real Estate Agents will work exclusively with you to check on availabilities of long term rentals and to find out exactly what you are looking for. He or she will present options for you and upon your arrival here in Playa del Carmen, via email, WhatsApp, etc, and will have set up appointments to show you properties that fit your criteria once you are here in Mexico. During this showing, you decide which property you want to rent and your agent will be assisting from start to end, including a follow up after you moved in.
Because availabilities are changing in Playa del Carmen very fast (sometimes on a daily basis) we start looking in general for a long term rental very close to the move-in date (less than 1 month before). We do not recommend renting sight unseen.
If you want to secure a long term rental property a few months before your move-in day, you need to know, that most property owners and their Property Managers can not and most importantly won‘t hold the property for a few months not knowing if you will rent it or not, even if you paid a deposit to secure the unit. Arrangements often get canceled if in the meantime another client wants to rent. That is why we recommend staying in a hotel for a couple of nights, go and see with us properties we already lined up for you, choose one, and move in within a day or two.
Tips how to find a long term rental online in Playa del Carmen or Tulum
First, we suggest to search our website and send us an email with the links of your favorite rental properties, we will check on availability and can find similar properties that are not listed and displayed on our website. You are welcome to do an online search for long term rentals in Playa del Carmen or Tulum, see what is coming up, and take screenshots of properties you like and send those to one of our agents, so he or she can verify if those listings are still existing and available.
If you look on Facebook, Craigslist, etc. always ask one of our agents if those listings are real and existing. A lot of those ads or the people behind those ads are simple intermediators with no legal background on the work they do and often are just looking for a fast commission instead of offering a real service to a client. What about Airbnb you are asking. Almost all rental properties on Airbnb in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, or the Riviera Maya are offered as Vacation Rental Properties with prices advertised per day or week. To get a better rental rate for monthly stays is often difficult, as most owners have hired a property manager for their units who needs to get paid as well.
How much is Rent in Playa del Carmen?
Budget: $ 500 to 1000 USD
Mid-range: $ 1000 to 2500 USD
Luxury: $ 2500 USD and up
Beachview or Beachfront: $ 3000 USD and up
prices are per month and usually excluding utilities like electric, Internet, TV service, water
Pet-Friendly Rentals Tulum & Playa del Carmen
Almost all of our Playa del Carmen & Tulum Real Estate Agents have dogs (rescued dogs from the streets of Playa del Carmen) and we personally know how hard it can be to find a Long Term Rental that allows pets. We at Playa Rentals & Sales® know which condominium buildings in Playa del Carmen or Tulum are pet-friendly and we also learned over the years how to negotiate with owners, so you can move into your rental property with your pet. If you want us to search for a pet-friendly long term rental please send us a picture & description of your pet(s).