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Oceanfront Outstanding Views Budget Friendly Studio Condo

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Comfortable ocean front studio condo sleeps two or three

Our condo is located on the top floor of three floors. It is a NON-SMOKING unit. Included in the rental: King size bed, linens and towels, kitchen with two burner stove top, microwave, full size fridge, coffee maker, kettle, dishes and cooking utensils. Enjoy the "use and leave" spices and condiments. Use both the inside table and balcony table for eating and snacking. Also included is an in room safe, telephone, no extra cleaning fees unless you choose to have the room cleaned during your stay, and our manager is right on site for your convenience. Enjoy!


Property Manager
Annette Forer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Annette Forer

We are Annette and Frank and we love traveling to Cancun! We live in Canada and we are both teachers so we try to get away somewhere warmer on our vacations. This picture is taken on a trip to Isla Mujeres, a twenty minute ferry ride away. We hope you will enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy our trips to Cancun!

Annette Forer purchased this condo in 2008

Why Annette Forer chose Quintana Roo

We would recommend this property to you because it combines the best of both worlds. If you prefer, you can purchase the all-inclusive option at the front desk of the hotel for part or all of your stay. The rates are as little as $35 US per adult per day if you purchase for three days. It's a great family resort, but we enjoy it as a couple on our own as well. You will find the children's daily program outstanding if you bring the family. It allows you some time to yourself knowing the kids are having fun and that they are safe. There is great swimming and there are many activities to keep you busy from games to yoga to shows and water activities. If you want a great day, pack your sunscreen and swim gear and catch the nearby ferry for a fabulous day at Isla Mujeres. Taxis are available right outside the front door of the hotel. The island also has wonderful night life. We highly recommend La Tigrena restaurant where you can eat while sinking your toes into the sand! The hotel has four restaurants and eating areas, two bars including a swim up bar in the main pool, water activities, entertainment, a huge water park for the kids, a large beach area, an enormous sun deck over the ocean, a laundry, gift shop, and children's program. All of this comes at a very affordable price!

What makes this condo unique

The view from the balcony will have you spending many hours relaxing with a glass of wine or a beverage of your choice watching the boats sail in and out of the marina. Across the water you can see Isla Mujeres which lights up when the sun sets and if you are lucky you can view a thunderstorm as it flashes across the distant ocean at night! You will find a friendly and accommodating staff to help you with any questions you might have during your stay. One thing to note is that the beach does get some short, narrow seaweed at times depending upon the direction of the wind and current. This is more obvious during the late winter and spring months, and virtually disappears in late spring. It is cleaned up on a daily basis from the shoreline. What you get in exchange is calm, peaceful waters that do not have an undertow or riptide. There are not large waves. This makes the ocean much calmer and a great place to swim. Remember, there are two swimming pools should this bother you.

Amenities

Cancún Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Rainfall shower and toilet in separate room. Sink with drawers and clothes closet opposite.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Good! 3.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Outstanding Views Budget Friendly Studio Condo
average rating of 3.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Huntsville, AL
4

Good value, as advertised

  • 4 of 5

Reasons this is for you: If you want a quiet beachfront stay on a budget, plan to cook your own food, and relax a lot

Reasons it is not for you: If you want lots to do beyond beach time within walking distance, If you are a very light sleeper (the A/C will wake you up), or if you have irrational expectations of fancy accommodations for a low price as others have pointed out.

Good accommodations and location for the money. The beachfront balcony was nice, but slightly inhibited by the glass railing being dirty (can't enjoy the view while sitting), but not a huge issue, there was always an available shaded spot on the beach with a nice view. Other resorts do clean up the sea grass on the beach every morning (this one does not). Be sure to buy bottled water if you stay, as no other water there is not good to drink, including in the gym as we found out :/. The only other issues we had were ants and a stinky mildew smell from the fridge (not food inside) became bad towards the end of the stay (which is why we didn't call up the manager about it), but that should be easy enough for the owner to fix, besides the fridge maybe.

The collectivo vans and public buses are much cheaper than taxi's, but don't bother if your Spanish is bad and/or you have a bad sense of directions, or you may end up somewhere else. We used the shuttle near the exit of the airport to get to the condo and saved a lot of money over a taxi. If you do the taxi, always ask how much before getting in and use pesos to avoid getting ripped off. The suggestion the owner provided to walk down the street and get a taxi is good advice to save more money compared to the taxis out in front.

All that said, I would recommend it and stay there again, assuming the ants, fridge, and balcony glass are taken care of.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To our guests, Well, we are certainly always interested if there is a problem in the unit and we have taken action on all of the items listed in this review. Guests, if something is wrong you must tell our manager or us so that we can fix the problem!! Otherwise, we do not know it is an issue! So, what we have done is: had the air conditioning unit serviced, the glass on the balcony has all been cleaned up, and the fridge has been defrosted. This is something that needs to be done on a regular basis as the heat and humidity case issues with refrigeration in this part of the world. We have also installed a brand new ceiling fan which works very well and we continue to make other minor improvements to the property. I stayed at our property for 10 days in April 2017. There were no ants at that time. Small, tiny, tiny ants will come out if food is left on the counters without being sealed. Please make sure that you do not leave food out and dirty dishes in the sink as the nature of the environment tends to bring out these little guys. They are not like the ants that you see regularly at home. They are very tiny insects. Should the sea grass not be raked up or you find a lack of water in the gym, please inform the front desk so that they can look after these issues. Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
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3

Practical and workable.

  • 3 of 5

Nice location beach front but somewhat remote. Nothing provided really. No cleaning services or change of linens. We paid to have sheets and towels washed weekly and did the general cleaning ourselves.

The stove top is electronic and very tricky but we finally figured it out.

We stayed the month of February and had great weather. We used taxis and collectivo to get out.

Bathroom could use an exhaust fan.

Great for the price. Thank you Annette

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having these guests stay in our unit and they were very helpful in helping us improve some of the items that needed attention and they cared for our property. Many thanks to them for their care of our property. During a longer stay, guests, please remember that since you are in a private unit that you will need to do your own laundry including towels and linens. However, I'm working with management at the complex to have a second set provided during longer stays. We appreciate all feedback, especially while you are staying, so that we can meet your needs, albeit long distance. We are so fortunate to have these guests return next year! Thank you.
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5

For the money excellent 👌👌👏

  • 5 of 5

Ann and Freddie are great to work with 👏👏. For the money you can not go wrong here. Affordable Paradise on the Beach. The condo is clean with an amazing view of the ocean that is right outside your patio. It is stocked with the basic and has a kitchen, on the top floor near everything. It is in a quiet neighborhood, $5 taxi to anywhere. The pool, bar and restaurant are all good quality that you can do all-inclusive if you choose. I will be coming back for sure. Cancun, has something for everybody. 👌👌😎🎉🍸💃🏽🍺🌮

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Okay, like it says budget friendly

  • 3 of 5

Overall it was okay, the place was not very clean when we arrived, with dust and spider webs in corners, hot plate was broken, Frankie got us a temporary replacement. Safe was broken. Door was very hard to use, we almost got locked in. Sewer in shower kept backing up. Mold in closet was very smelly, comforter was stained.

Bed was comfortable, air conditioner was great, view was spectacular. Beach is too small. Wifi was free in lobby, but slow.

Hotel was over run with too many screaming children. Won't return.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After this guest left, we arrived. Let me say that some things changed! First, the comforter was replaced, the whole place was cleaned including the ceiling fan, the stove is now working again, and the shower sewer drain has been cleaned and repaired so that it does not back up, the safe has been reset and is working. Guests need to ensure that they do not leave the safe closed,but open when they leave so that the next guest can press the button at the back and reset it for themselves. We left instructions for a new handle to be put on the patio door and for the walls to be repaired where they have cracked so that should be done by now. The place is looking better. We are sorry that these things went wrong for this guest with screaming kids. Easter season and Christmas season are very busy times with families in this resort complex, but the rest of the year tends to be quieter. Yes, this is not a five star resort and our guests need to remember that, but it is comfortable for a lower price and when we are made aware of problems they are fixed.
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3

Nice, quiet getaway

  • 3 of 5

It is in a quiet neighborhood outside of the Hotel Zone, so if you want to go out and about, you are taking either a taxi or a bus. If you want quiet, beach time, this place will work.

The balcony overlooks the beach and the nearby marina, which is very nice. The beach is fairly small and the water out front has quite a bit of seaweed.

The room is a good size and overall the resort was nice. However, the mold issue, as mentioned in previous reviews, is still existing. It only seems to be fairly bad in the closet. We kept the closet closed the entire time, so the odor did not get out.

Overall, we enjoyed ourselves for the short time we stayed there, but I wouldn't stay for a longer vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay in Cancun. We sure have had a wet year so the mildew issue remains a problem. Future guests, we are working on it and we will be staying in the unit in March so it will be attended to and solved by the time you visit us! Thank you.
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4

Delightful stay on the beach

  • 4 of 5

The studio apartment was delightful with a nice balcony overlooking the water. The kitchen had all you need to prepare meals (great supermarket a short cab ride away). Excellent shower! The manager, Frankie, was very friendly and helpful, quick to reply to any of our questions. The only downside was apparently there had been a mold problem and we could not use the closets outside the bathroom, but that did not present a problem for us. Another highlight was the restaurant next door that had great fish tacos.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our wonderful guests for staying with us. Yes, the fish tacos are really good at the next door restaurant! We continue to have a VERY rainy and warm fall and winter so mould has continued to be an issue that we are fighting with right now. It's all because of the weather. However, we have had the closets cleaned again and they are good to go for our next guests!
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cancun International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Puerto Juarez
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Puerto Cancun
Car: not necessary

If you are looking for a vacation place to bring the family or just a quieter vacation for one or two, then this is your place! Our condo is located near the Puerto Juarez ferry in the All Ritmo resort, formerly Sea Adventure.

You can choose whether you want to cook your meals in the condo or if you wish to buy into the all-inclusive. Select as many days as you wish for cooking or the all-inclusive! The onsite water park, two swimming pools, the beach with palm trees and palapas, a huge sun deck, restaurants, water activities, nightly entertainment with shows and games all await you here. A short walk will take you to Mayan ruins and bus/vans are located right outside the resort to take you to the markets, hotel zone, night life, shopping and more! A lovely ocean side church is located just up the road as are two restaurants. The hotel can arrange any excursions you wish to take and you can park your rental car for free right at the resort. We have lots of information to email you if you wish to know more about the resort and the area.

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Rates & Availability

Cancún Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$55
$329
$951
 

Additional information about rental rates

Guests, if you are paying VRBO directly, 3.5% will be added as this is their fee to us. However,if you wish to save that fee you can send us a cheque or email money transfer for the deposit and the remainder can be taken to Cancun with you. Thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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