We stayed at Shawn's Condo for 6 nights, the location CANNOT be beat and lived up to the pictures posted and he was very responsive .
The pool was amazing, and we would often alternate between pool and ocean. Yes, there is seaweed but they do try their very best to rake what they can but once you wade out a bit it's not an issue so dig deep and just enjoy.
The condo has some GREAT staff, who were friendly w/ security 24 hours. This seemed more of a family condo, and I appreciated that at 10pm security was clearing the pool so the later evening could be enjoyed listening to music from the nearby bars - and even a fire dancer performing on the beach! No issues at all even with our close proximity facing pool.
Two things, the beds were VERY firm for our taste- could be easily remedied with a mattress topper but again tastes vary. Also the floors in unit could use a good scrubbing but honestly no complaints overall for cleanliness.
Pre-ordered groceries to be delivered from "LoQsea" -- best money I've ever spent and reasonable. I HATE arriving and knowing we need to go get a few things straight away, so ordering essentials was GREAT and we didn't rent a car -- not needed, so it was nice not to have to haul back as much. We did go the next day to WalMart but didn't like it as much as MEGA soriana which is also very much in walking distance (go in morning or evening when sun isn't so bad). Remember you can't buy alcohol on Sundays beyond 5pm and they mean it.. :-)
We did get tired of the constant barrage from shop keepers so when we had meals out we typically walked up to 38th as it's so quiet and tree lined with amazing restaurants. They even have a brew pub with a monkey that makes an appearance in the trees.
We did take the ferry to Cozumel one day which was nice, taking our swim suits with us we wandered up to a cool restaurant and Bar "Hemingway beach bar", where we lazily nibbled, drank, and swam in the ocean for a couple hours- it's expected!!! :-)
We also signed up for the " Tulum express" to check out the Mayan ruins-- if it's hot, do it EARLY, you will appreciate it because there is little shade, and it get's pretty busy. We enjoyed this 5 hour trip, which took a little over an hour to get there, so you spend a little over 2 hours once there exploring.
We also did a day excursion with ATV's, ZipLining, and Cenote which was amazing, and highly recommended if you are like us and like to do one or two 'events' to remember.