"I stayed 5 nights, specifically to go scuba diving and snorkeling
with whale sharks (highly recommended -- I booked through Scorpio Divers,
a small, friendly dive op located across Blvd Kukulcan from the condo).
I'm SO glad I found this condo, as it made my trip vastly better than any
of the alternatives I had been considering.
I stayed in a different unit than what's pictured, but it had
a very similar look. The condo isn't going to feature in
Architectural Digest, but it's very casual, comfortable,
and beach-oriented. The condo was clean, but well-worn
(not worn out) -- some chips on furniture, a loose handle,
a bit of rust -- again, think beach house.
The view is extraordinary, better than the photos: 270 degree
panorama of sea, sand, boats, the pirate ships, ferry to Isla
Mujeres, etc. The beach photos in the listing are literally right
beneath your windows. The beach is private, but you're next door
to the Barcelo, jet ski rentals, party boats, helicopter rides,
The fantastic location, though, brings some noise. This
isn't the place for pristine silence (not sure any place in Cancun
is), but at least you'll have escaped the mega resorts with some
activity director blaring into a megaphone about the sexy legs
contest ("Everybody say yeah!" "YEAH!!!"). With the windows open,
you can hear the partying, jet skis, kids on the beach, etc.
With the windows closed and the AC on, I could tune almost everything out,
although the pirate ships were loud enough to make
me grateful to be in my own private condo, watching the pretty ships
go by, rather than being onboard surrounded by deafening music and
I was there at the hottest time of year, and the AC worked well.
You can also get a nice breeze with the door open. As mentioned
in other reviews, the owner Nancy provides an electricity credit
and only charges extra if you exceed that (which I didn't).
Nancy, btw, is adorable. I felt like I was dealing with
a beloved aunt or cousin. Aside from a couple email mix-ups,
she was an absolute joy to work with.
The rate description says taxes are extra, but Nancy didn't charge
me anything extra."
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 15, 2015