2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Internet WI-FI, Sleeps 4 - 6.
- english, spanish
Why Ivan Rodriguez chose Cancún
Owner managed no comission fees, no administration charges or something like that, as the rental company charges.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Puerto Del Mar Amara
condo was lovely, quiet, beautiful, great balcony
had everything you may need for a comfortable stay.
We loved our stay here. We traveled with a friend who uses a wheelchair, and the place is fully accessible. It sleeps 4 to 6 people comfortably, with 2 futons for extra people. We didn't use the futons, but they looked comfortable as well, so essentially 8 people could stay here to keep cost down. There are 2 full bathrooms with nice showers. One bathroom has 2 sinks so more people can get ready at the same time. A review in the past said the water was cold. We did not have that problem. I think the owner added a hot water heater, but I don't know for sure. Either way, all 3 of us took 5 minute showers and had hot water the whole time. Another review said there were bugs? We did not see any bugs at all. We saw lots of iguanas though :0). They are fun to watch all over the beautiful grounds as you walk to the pool. The pool is as wonderful as advertised. The view from the pool is lovely. There are lounge chairs everywhere, with a few being under covered tikis. The water is a nice temp. Not warm, and not cold. Just about perfect. The pool is long, so if you want to swim laps, no problem. Or just float around without being bumped, no problem. There is also a tiki bar at the pool. They serve yummy food and drinks! The tiki bar only takes cash. They take dollars or pesos, but the exchange for dollars is a little more than you would get at a bank. It is a matter of just a few dollars difference, so that depends on your budget. Example, we had cerviche, chips and guac, 2 margaritas and a pina colada. The cost was 475 pesos, or 30 dollars. I think 475 pesos is roughly 25 dollars at a bank? Just an estimate. We gladly paid the extra in dollars for the convenience. Plus the food and drink was really worth 30 dollars in our opinion. The tiki bar was closed on Monday, so check their schedule. There are advantages and disadvantages to staying here, and the same can be said about the Hotel Zone. It really depends on what kind of vacation you are looking for. This place is more quiet with less people around. The Hotel Zone had more activities within walking distance and a better beach. You can walk to the ferry to take you to the Isla De Mujeres, which we highly recommend. There is a nice beach there. There is a yummy seafood restaurant just 0.2 miles from the condo. Right on the beach! And there is local street food outside the gate. Tamales, fish, etc. The owner was responsive to us and wonderful. This is a nice quiet spot with a lot to offer.
If you are looking for a place to relax this is it!
Nice condo with amazing balcony and the sunrise views are spectacular!
The minus was the beach itself, if you are looking for a place with a nice beach this is not for you however it has lots of positive.
The guards were tough at first but once they knew us they were very friend and helpful and them being tough at first actually made us feel safe because they will not let just anyone in.
We read the reviews about the cold water for the shower and figured out that if you turn the water off when shampooing your hair, and soaping your body and just turn it on to rise it worked great.
The location worked great for us, it’s walking distance to the ferry to go to Isla Mujeres ( a highlight of our trip). There is a great sea food restaurant just beside it. And a convenience store right in front.
We were looking for a place to relax, this worked perfectly for us.
clean and quiet
The apartment is large, clean, quiet, and safe.
Apartment had multiple issues , cleanliness, maintenance and hot showers not possible
Over all disappointed , after a week and without the emotions of our few bad experiences with the condo, I am writing this review, The arrival; we got there a little late and tired hoping to get in and enjoy, Apparently management did not know we were arriving, the security people was mean and unwilling to help, had to call the owner to sort it out apparently the office did not have any information about us coming, then after for the 6 days we were there we had to give long explanations to get in.
At our arrival the apartment was clean but saw cockroaches, in the bathroom and more during our stay, we also had the issue to accommodate comfortable all my teenagers, when called the owner and ask for more sheets to set the sofa bed he said not today, use the quilt, will send somebody tomorrow , Wich he did, then during the week the cleaning lady never showed up.
The coffee maker was dirty. Some dishes we had to washed also
If you are 6 or more in the condo taking a hot shower is a challenge, we all had to take cold showers during our stay , or even with the 2 bathrooms only one can enjoy less than 3 minutes hot water and then wait 10 minutes for the next 3 minutes of hot water, after multiple complaints the owner opted to not answer my emails anymore, very disappointing, 0 customer service
The apartment generally ok , great view , location we learned that it was not the best if you want to go to main attractions, playa del Carmen , Cozumel and xcaret all more than 1 hour drive , but if you want to stay close to the main hotel zone in Cancun is a 20 minute drive
Watch out for the small table in the balcony it has a cover of glass and is a bit bigger and or is loose so more than one of us got small scratches from that , the beach is very small and does not tell the story of Cancun is just besides a ferry port and not too clean, the facilities great
We own this department this for a year and a half before we decided to rent it, mostly because we read some terrible stories about "certain people" but anyway, we look forward to have good luck and kind of that been working out for like three and a half years until now, actually this is our first encounter with this "certain people", sadly yes when they arrive something happened, with administration they didn't notify the main gate about their arrival, it was totally on my side, in fact our actual guest has the same problem mostly because our guards doesn't speak english, but in this ocassion it was a terrible wait of like 5 minutes, he call me back at after 11:00 pm to ask me where are the extra sheets required for their sons because aparently a Queen Size bed is not fitted for two "kids", obviously I agree to send the housekeeper until next day, because it was almost midnight, the next day I receive confirmation of the supply of the extra sheets also with a lecture of how awful and terrible night they spend because of that,, the next day I receive a complaint about how their day was ruined because they couldn't figure how the shower works, after that I receive several mails complaining about how the TV has a couple of seconds delay to switch chanels, slow internet, Roku device not connected to the network, etc. I receive the mail I was afraid of,he demands a percentage of refund because all the inconvenients, I didn't comply because I was waiting for the visit of the housekeeper to check all this issues and make a decission about it, when the housekeeper arrive to deliver the extra sheets, the wife instruct her to knock, DO NOT ENTER if I don't open please knock first, was their instructions, she call me to ask me what to do because she was there and no one answers, I told her to enter but she told me the door was locked from inside, needles to say I receive another complaint because the housekeeper didn't showed up.
About cockroaches he didn't tell me anything, I'm not saying is impossible to have some, but in all this time we didn't find any, I send the house keeper the day they left I was expecting some kind of Pacific Heights scenario, but fortunatelly everything was ok, water heater , refrigerator, stove, washing machine dryer and all apliances working perfectly I was expecting this kind of review and here we are, I send the deposit back and move on.
Fabulous apartment north of the hotel zone
The apartment is fabulous. The kitchen is fully equipped with nice appliances. The bedrooms are very spacious and have great storage. There are good towels for the bathroom and for the beach or pool. The patio has a fabulous view of the beautifully landscaped grounds and ocean. The pool is enormous with great shaded places to sit. There are several security guards, all of whom are helpful. The bathrooms are nice, but the hot water took us a day to figure out. The beach is small and lacks soft sand, but Isla Mujeres is easily accessible by ferry after a five minute walk to the dock and has amazing beaches with sunset views (this beach faces east and has sunrise views only). We loved the fact that there were very few tourists from the U.S. and that most of the people here are locals or Spanish speakers from other parts of Mexico. We loved that it was in a quiet area, away from the crowds in Cancun. There is a fabulous restaurant next door called Puerto Santo. It was easy to drive our car to Mercado 28, restaurants in el centro, Xcaret, etc. Ivan was super helpful when we called about the hot water and a lapse in internet service. We would highly recommend this place and eagerly return.
Thank you so much for your review Julie, sadly that's the history about those showers, they are kind of tricky, sorry about that, was great to have as guest, and we hope to get you back at some other time, we offer special discounts to returning guests.