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Marien & Kevin Kaifesh

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english

Stunning 180 Degree View of the Caribbean Sea! Be on the Beach In 90 Seconds!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Zona Hotelera vacation studio rental

Beachfront Studio - 2 Queen Beds, 1 Bath, Balcony Overlooking the Caribbean Sea

We overlook only the Sea - not the details! Simply put, this is the BEST view of the Caribbean Sea and the Cancun strip that you can possibly get! No property is closer to the Sea than we are! There is nothing between you and the ocean except a beautiful sandy white beach! Your view is 180 degrees of pure heaven! Isn't this the view you have always wanted but rarely, if ever, get? In the winter months, fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. You won't hear pool or restaurant noise from this room!

Welcome to your home away from home! This is NOT a hotel; these are individually owned units and as such, each owner is responsible for their own interior contents. Just like your home town, some people take good care of their places and others do not. We DO! Here you won't find a hotel lobby, bell boys to help with luggage, maids putting chocolates on your pillow, or fancy soaps and shampoos in the bathroom (although I do provide some samples in case you forgot yours). If you need these kinds of amenities, there are other full service places in Cancun that would suit you better. But, if you enjoy feeling like you are staying in someone's private apartment, then you have come to the right place! Once you get the key from our on-site manager, and you open the door to your unit, you are 'home!' Welcome! Bienvenidos!

Located in a very private section of Building 4 this CLEAN and SMOKE-FREE studio apartment contains two new comfortable Queen size pillow-top beds (sleeps four) with plenty of new pillows. Many Mexican resorts have thin mattresses - some are even on concrete slabs or have no box spring. Not ours! We have box springs and nice thick pillow-top mattresses! We also provide newer bedding (sheets/pillow cases).

The new granite kitchenette contains:

- A refrigerator/freezer (3/4 of the size of a US fridge)

- Two burner glass top range

- Sink

- Newer microwave

- 12 cup coffee maker

- Toaster

- Convection oven

- Electric fry pan

- Blender (gotta have one of those!)

- Quesadilla maker

- Sandwich maker

- Pizza maker

- Electric water cooler

A full-size electric George Foreman grill is available for your use out on the balcony

We also have a Keurig one cup coffee maker, if you prefer that option.

A new granite breakfast bar provides space to prepare and eat meals, play games, or entertain.

A ceiling fan and newer mini-split air conditioner keeps you comfortable in warmer months, but the breezes from the Sea are fantastic and hearing the ocean's waves at night is the perfect sleep aid during winter months. We also have an oscillating fan for more air movement, if needed.

Clean pots/pans/Corelle dishes/cutlery/barware are all provided so you can leisurely eat in while enjoying the best view in Cancun! (If I wouldn't use them, I wouldn't put them out for you to use either!)

A Mexican inspired large tiled shower with new shower head, safety handle and shower mat to ensure your safety. Good water pressure.

Bath and hand towels and wash cloths are provided. A lovely stained glass window adds a quaint Mexican charm to the shower. It creates a lovely glow when viewed from the hallway outside.

We also have for your convenience:

- New flat screen cable TV

- New DVD player (bring your own DVD's or use our big collection)

- New in-room electronic safe

- New Sunbrella balcony chairs

- Free WiFi

- Free local phone calls

- Iron and ironing board

- Sound machine with various sounds

- Beach chairs and beach umbrella

- Styrofoam cooler

Laundry on-site (but who wants to do laundry on vacation?)

Two convenience stores (one just below your room) sell bread, eggs, butter, tortillas, snacks, soda, beer, etc., as well as water bottles (about $3 USD) for your in-room water cooler.

An infinity pool (newly renovated in November 2014) with divided wading section for youngsters is surrounded by chaise lounges and palapas (thatched umbrellas) for those who want shade. The best spot in the pool is at the edge where you can people watch those on the beach and soak in the sight of the Sea and the sound of the waves. You could stay here all day -- and sometimes people do!

An on-site restaurant and bar (accepts pesos, USD, or credit cards) at pool level serves meals from breakfast to dinner and has a wood fired pizza oven. The restaurant also features a roof top sunning area with a dip pool (meal/drink purchase required). You can see the dip pool from your balcony. (See my photo.)

A swingset/slide on the beach is available for the little ones.

- The condo complex offers gated 24-hour security

- A public bus stop (10.5 pesos per ride or about 85 cents USD) is just outside the front gate with frequent buses every few minutes

- Taxis readily available and can be called at the security gate. (They arrive in 30 seconds or less!)

See our calendar for daily rate and availability. Rates includes all taxes/fees. The only extra fee -- if you wish to request it -- is for Maid Service at approximately $18 USD per day you require it. Most people do not request maid service, but it is up to you and you might wish to have this service if you are staying longer than a week. Upon arrival, you can let our on-site manager, Carmen, know if you wish to have maid service and which days you require it. (I pay for your exit cleaning.)

An OXXO convenience store (similar to USA's '7 Eleven' stores) across the street offers prepared foods, groceries, beer, snacks, etc., just like convenience stores in the USA, although we like to patronize the stores on our property.

Navios restaurant across the street has excellent food and provides a romantic atmosphere with tables out on the lagoon deck or under a large thatched 'palapa.' Prices start at around $17 USD and go up from there. For a more casual and inexpensive evening, 19.5 KM Burger (also across the street next to OXXO) has great Angus burgers, burritos, fajitas, fish tacos, etc., and also serves breakfast on the lagoon. It is open late. Don't miss these places for at least one 'sunset dinner!' For REALLY authentic Mexican, El Gallion, also on the lagoon, but to the right as you exit the front gates, is a lunchtime favorite of locals. Here you can eat $1 fish tacos and $1 Corona beer with your toes in the sand, right next to the lagoon under a tarped roof. Don't be surprised if a guitar player serenades you here! We can give you more recommendations -- I will email you my personally created 30+ page booklet upon receipt of your deposit. In it you'll find all kinds of information about airport transportation, where to eat, what to do, etc. We also have a Facebook page (search for Kaifesh's Cancun Condo) that you might wish to join where I leave tips and photos, and I invite my guests to do the same.

We have never had problems with water or food quality in Cancun.

Nearby are some other great restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing. The Mayan ruins of El Rey are within walking distance and the new Mayan Museum is also nearby. On the beach you can find parasailing and jet skiing just 90 seconds from your unit. Other water sports and fishing can be arranged as well. Golfing can be found at the Iberostar Golf Course just down the street. (I had one guest actually hit a hole in one here! Very exciting!) Isla Mujeres is a wonderful day trip that will make you feel like you are a million miles from reality (you can get to the ferry by bus).

The sea turtles (and we have plenty of them!) lay their eggs from end of May to September. You'll see them swimming in the morning hours after they have laid their 100+ eggs on our beach the night before. The hatchlings start to come out of their shells around August to October (45 day gestation time) and it is great fun for young and old to release the babies into the Sea during the evening hours when they have a better chance of avoiding the pelican and sea gull natural predators. This miracle of nature is something everyone should see!

I hope I have convinced you to come to Cancun. As you can see, all you need is a bathing suit, beach towel, sunscreen, and a few sundresses/polo shirts & shorts for evening. Even the best restaurants in Cancun allow shorts, but if in doubt, call ahead to find out.

We find this to be a very safe area and we have never had security concerns. My 77 year old parents don't hesitate to ride the bus at night here. Of course, you should not let your guard down just because you are on vacation. Lock your valuables in our electronic safe when not in the room, lock the unit when gone, and use the security 'stick' in the track of the sliding door if you want to leave it open for air when not in the room. We have tried to supply you with everything to keep you feeling safe and secure. It is 'overkill' on my end, but I want you to have the perfect vacation with no worries!

Lastly, all Cancun Plaza units are privately owned, and the quality of each unit depends upon each owner. Some invest in their units (as we do) while others do not. Some owners have turned their units over to rental companies whose standards are not worthy of your hard-earned money.

Read OUR reviews on VRBO. These are OUR reviews for unit #4203 and not reviews for any other units at Cancun Plaza. (Note, we are not affiliated with BSEA Cancun Plaza.

Don't be fooled! You get what you pay for. If you want the BEST VIEW, we have it! We overlook only the Sea -- not the details that will make your stay memorable. Look no further, you have found paradise!

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. ~Author unknown

Don't miss our videos found under the MANAGER INFO tab and then Links to More Information (just under Contact Us : Speaks English).

Finally, I am always available to speak with you about any questions or concerns. Please contact me through VRBO and we can set up a time to chat.

I look forward to speaking with you!

Marien

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marien & Kevin Kaifesh (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Nearest Barpub
Pool level
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
UltraMar at Playa Tortugas & others
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Iberostar Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Pool level and others within walking or bus/taxi
Nearest Beach
Just outside your window
Car: not necessary

Cancun Plaza Condominiums are privately owned units located at the quiet southern end of the Hotel Zone (near Club Med and Punta Nizuc) on the best beach in Cancun! At KM 20.5 on Kukulcan Blvd., the airport is an easy 10-15 minutes away via taxi, pre-arranged transportation or rental car (free parking on site). Upon booking, I provide you information on your options. No car is necessary during your stay as inexpensive public bus and taxi service are readily available just outside the front gates.

Don't forget to watch our descriptive VIDEOS under the 'Manager Info' tab (under Additional Information).

Our smoke-free unit is on level 2 (zero being beach level and then the sea wall below that), so you actually feel like you are on the third or fourth floor. High enough to oversee everything but not too high for those who do not like heights. From your balcony, watch the cruise ships sail by nearly every evening, and if you happen to awaken in the wee hours, you may see them biding their time before cruising that last hour into Cozumel.

Don't miss the ferry to Isla Mujeres ($19 USD round trip) where you can spend the day touring around on a golf cart, sunning, snorkeling, zip-lining, swimming with dolphins, eating, and shopping. We love to rent a golf cart (about $43 USD) to get to the rugged South Point (Punta Sur) where you'll find ruins of an ancient temple to the fertility goddess, Ixchel, as well as an international sculpture garden ($3 USD admission fee). Or, you can walk from the ferry dock to the North Beach and enjoy a day in the sun there or wander the quaint streets of restaurants and shops.

Back on Cancun, if you want nightlife, take the bus 15-20 minutes north where there are plenty of restaurants and bars in the very safe party zone. All the bars you have heard of like Senor Frogs, Coco Bongo, Hard Rock, etc., are here.

Those interested in visiting cultural areas have many options in the nearby (walking distance) ruins of El Rey, the new Mayan Cultural Museum (10 minutes by bus), and attractions further afield like Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba, Xcaret, Xplor, and many others! We can provide you information on tour providers and how to book them.

Our onsite manager, Carmen, in unit #2104 is happy to assist you with any issues that may arise and she can also lend you boogie boards and books. If you have forgotten anything, just ask! Carmen may have it!

The best time to visit Cancun? Anytime! We have been there in all seasons including September through November when it is considered not as desirable. Obviously the winter months of December through March are great months to come, but May - September brings the sea turtles laying their eggs on our beach and August - October is when the turtle babies hatch, and we are invited to help release them into the Sea to start their life's journey. It is quite a sight from your balcony seeing these large turtles swimming in the Sea after a long night of laying eggs. I have also seen dolphins jumping in the Sea, but you will need to look closely for them as they are a bit further offshore. We also have many pelicans diving for fish and a nest of osprey on the tower of the hotel just to the north of us. In the afternoon hours, you can see the osprey diving for dinner and bringing an entire fish in their talons and flying it past your balcony enroute to delivering it to the family nest.

We hope you will enjoy our little bit of paradise!

Note: Our unit is not affiliated with BSEA Cancun Plaza. BSEA is a private group of units trying to run themselves as a hotel. We are not a hotel; we are private owners. We pay Mexican taxes and have full ownership (we are not a timeshare). When something breaks, we pay to fix/replace it. When the towels and sheets get worn out, again, we replace them. You are renting our vacation home, and we are pleased to welcome you as our guest. We want you to be comfortable and feel at home. 'Mi casa es su casa' ('My home is your home').

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Zona Hotelera, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Xmas/New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
C$165
 
 
High season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$145
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$152
 
 
2017 Summer
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$145
 
 
2017 Xmas/New Years
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$165
 
 
2018 High Season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$145
 
 
Easter 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$152
 
 
2018 Xmas/New Years
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$165
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$139
C$972
 

Additional information about rental rates

Please provide arrival/flight details so we can ensure our manager, Carmen, is there to meet you and escort you to your room. Also, I need full names of all staying in the unit in order for Security to let you in the front gate.

Refund policy:

- 100% refund if notice is given 30 days prior to check in (less $10 USD to cover VRBO transaction fee).
- After check-in, an early check-out fee of $80 USD will be assessed per unused day PLUS a $30 USD cleaning fee.

As our reviews show, most guests love our unit, but we understand you can't please everybody 100 percent of the time. However, we are not a hotel, so we cannot re-rent a room due to a last minute early check-out, so we hope you will understand our policy on early check-out.


Note: There is absolutely NO SMOKING in the unit.

Maid service is available, if you require it (optional) at $18 USD per day used.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Zona Hotelera, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Towels, blow dryer, magnifying mirror included
  • Mexican inspired bathroom contains a wall-mounted blow dryer and a magnifying mirror on the stone counter top. The shower is tiled and big enough for two. (There is no tub.) Easy to get in and out of with only a 4 inch edge to step over. A stained glass window in the shower provides a lovely light from the hallway but ensures full privacy. Soaps, bath and hand towels and wash cloths provided. (Bring your favorite shampoo & conditioner.) An over-the-tank shelf provides room for your toiletries. Space under the sink can provide storage space for your luggage.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , New pillow-top Queens
  • Smoke-free unit with two very comfortable pillow-top Queen beds with full box springs provide support and comfort not always found in Mexican resorts. The view from your unit is like being on a cruise ship -- all you see is the blue Caribbean Sea. Fall alseep to the sound of the waves. New (2014) comforters, sheets, and plenty of pillows ensure a comfortable sleep. A newer air conditioner (2013) keeps things cool on warm days. Step out onto your balcony for wonderful ocean breezes. Enjoy morning coffee, evening cocktails, and meals out on your balcony (a larger table can be brought outside for al fresco dining). You are the envy of all below you on the beach! The view is a WOW! Some say a 'Million Dollar' view -- we agree! The color of the Caribbean Sea is unmatched to any place in the world!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
New in 2014 is an electronic in-room safe for your valuables. Maid service not included in the daily rate, but can be arranged for approximately $18 USD per day. Call or see Carmen in unit #2101 to schedule after your arrival. Maid tip at the end of your stay is at your discretion. We recommend $10-20 USD per week. All taxes are included in your unit rate. The Arenas Spa just down the street provides spa services, and the Solymar resort provides beachfront massages a short beach walk north of Cancun Plaza. (We can give you more information.) New! Massage therapist now on property above the restaurant (350 pesos -- ~$30 USD -- per half hour). Bring a beach blanket (or buy one at the market) and take some cheese and wine down to the beach and enjoy a romantic evening listening to the Sea and feeling the warm breezes. Large coolers are allowed only on the beach. Six-pack coolers are allowed at the pool (we have one for you). For the safety of all, please, no glass at pool !