NEW LUXURY PENTHOUSE-CLOSEST CONDO TO TULUM BEACHES-INCREDIBLE POOL-INTERNET

Denis & Carolyn McDonald

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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NEW LUXURY PENTHOUSE-CLOSEST CONDO TO TULUM BEACHES-INCREDIBLE POOL-INTERNET

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Tulum Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps six, 3347 sq.ft., rooftop jacuzzi.

This beautiful condo-- close to beaches-- is not a timeshare but our own special home in Tulum. We look forward to our return in the winter.

Contact us directly by email or phone--no booking fee, no charge for cleaning, no damage deposit, free internet and two free bikes for your use. We welcome phone calls if you'd like more information.

Please check the calendar on this webpage for available dates and rates.

Largest condo for rent in the complex. Enjoy the room and privacy of three large bedrooms and three full bathrooms with walk-in showers. No need for sleeping on sofa-beds or sharing bathrooms.

Enjoy the fantastic space and privacy of this 3 bedroom penthouse condo at beautiful Zama Village in the eco-development of Aldea Zama. You have the ENTIRE THIRD FLOOR of the building plus the WHOLE PRIVATE ROOFTOP of the building giving spectacular views over the jungle canopy. Five terraces, balconies and private rooftop with jacuzzi totals 3347 sq. ft. of living space. Native hardwood furniture, granite counter tops, Bosch quality oven and cook top, indoor and outdoor dining (table for 8), Incredible pool winds though trees preserved by builder. Fantastic ocean breezes and air/con throughout. Fully screened.

Bike on our 2 nice bikes (11 minutes by bike) or walk to the nearby beaches on dedicated paved bike path- 3 minute drive to beaches. Over 50 places to eat on the beach or in the town of Tulum. We have travelled widely and eating out in Tulum is fantastic value.

Free wireless internet. Good for laptop or tablet.

Two minute drive to a wonderful new supermarket comparable to what you find in Playa del Carmen.

This is a true tropical paradise! You will enjoy the privacy and generous space. Breakfast on the deck as the sun rises and wine on the terrace as the sun sets. The refreshing roof top jacuzzi is great for kids or adults to cool off.

Security:

The penthouse is very private and secure. We sleep with all the glass terrace doors (screened) open at night to enjoy the breezes in the bedrooms and the living room. There is controlled entry to the condo project. Off street parking with night security patrol.

At your treetop level you will see many birds: purple grackles, orioles, flycatchers, parrots, swallows and this year we saw a tucan!

Most of the unique furniture is custom made by Mayan craftsmen using local renewable hardwoods. Outdoor dining at the table for eight in the large covered terrace is lovely. There is an indoor dining table for six as well.

Privacy and comfort for six:

Each of the three bedrooms is large and each has its own private balcony or terrace as well as a full bathroom with glass enclosed showers. Plush new Serta beds (2 queens and 2 individual) ensure a comfortable night for up to six adult guests. We also have two crib/playpens for little ones.

Large sliding doors let in cooling breezes during quiet evenings. Each room has air/con--but rarely needed. We find the overhead fans usually adequate. Fully screened. Lots of storage in many closets and cabinets.

Lovely kitchen with quality appliances and beautiful granite counter tops. Bosch cooktop and oven. You will also enjoy the original paintings throughout the bright and airy rooms. New LCD TV to view dvd's and free wireless internet. BluRay player for your dvd's.

The pool and buildings are a very special design and it is probably the nicest project in Tulum. The builders have preserved trees throughout the development and around the pool. While being at the beach is truly wonderful, we enjoy coming home, washing off in the outdoor shower and having a dip in the fresh water of the pool.

This is our second home in Tulum. We have been helping guests enjoy the area for seven years and will be happy to pass on our 'local knowledge' We enjoy assisting guests to experience a memorable vacation in Tulum. We spent a wonderful June and part of July here and did several upgrades. More original art, new coffee and end tables, more loungers, and new full size washer and dryer. A fantastic holiday-- and room for our adult children, their spouses and grandkids!

$500 U.S. per week deposit holds your dates and the balance is due one month before departure. Pay by credit card with PayPal or direct deposit to our bank account.

Please check the calendar for availability.

We have been helping our guests enjoy beautiful Tulum for many years and we look forward to helping you plan your trip.

Your hosts: Denis and Carolyn.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Denis & Carolyn McDonald (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks english, spanish

About Denis & Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn and Denis are retired teachers from Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. Carolyn is a professional artist and Denis does wordworking and tries not to destroy the flowers in the garden with his weedwacker. They have traveled extensively to many countries and lived and worked in Jamaica, England, Australia, and of course Canada. Carolyn is originally from Jamaica.

Denis & Carolyn McDonald purchased this condo in 2012

Why Denis & Carolyn McDonald chose Tulum

Having lived in the Caribbean for several years during our careers we wanted a place with a rich culture, beautiful beaches, safe, and with friendly people. Tulum has met all our hopes and we love it. We bought our first home here six years ago and Luna Caribe is our new special place. Come--and you will see why.

What makes this condo unique

Three bedrooms each with a full bathroom was important to us. As the largest condo in the complex, it's big enough for our three adult children to visit with us. We love the views over the forest canopy and we are only an eleven minute bike ride to the nearest beaches. Great location close to town and to the nearest beach. Secure and quiet. The beautiful pool is an added plus.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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New Luxury Penthouse-closest condo to Tulum beaches-incredible pool-internet
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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New Luxury Penthouse-closest condo to Tulum beaches-incredible pool-internet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p999628
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Tulum Quintana Roo
5

It was everything and more

  • 5 of 5
We spent 8 days with our grown up children and loved our home away from home. There was plenty of room for all of us and the kitchen had everything we needed.
The beach was a 10 minute drive and we spent every other day at the beach. It truly is one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. There was lots to do in Tulum from seeing the ruins, great restaurants, beach and pool time. The owners and caretaker were very helpful. Lots of meals enjoyed outside on the patio.
Would definitely recommend this property for anyone wanting to be in between the beach and the town.
Thank you to Denis for making the booking process so easy and comforting. Denis also recommended a great car rental company that we used hassle free.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. Good to hear that like us, you love Tulum. Thanks for caring for our home as you would your own. We also enjoy eating outside on the terrace with the table for eight. One of the joys of Tulum (and Mexico in general) is that you live outside as much as inside so exterior spaces are really part of the home.

We are glad that the car rental worked well.
We would love to have you return!
Happy travels, Denis and Carolyn.
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Tulum Quintana Roo
LA, CA
5

Awesome stay in Tulum

  • 5 of 5
At the risk of sounding repetitive, I wholeheartedly agree with all the other reviews.

The condo is extremely well situated (Aldea Zamá is great as well), really well appointed and the owner always replied to my emails promptly.

We couldn't have asked for anything better for our stay in Tulum, which was nothing short of wonderful.

Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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New Luxury Penthouse-closest condo to Tulum beaches-incredible pool-internet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p999628
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Tulum Quintana Roo
5

Exactly what our family needed!

  • 5 of 5
We needed a place that would provide a healthy balance of privacy/individual space along with gathered family time, and Luna Caribe proved perfect. Pictures can be deceiving & not always justify the beauty of something, but not so here. The layout, amenities, cleanliness, spaciousness & location were true to the photos & descriptions. In fact, we ate out only 3 times in our week's stay b/c Luna Caribe felt so much like home; we preferred to cook & eat-in together. (Favorite restaurant: El Pollo Bronco. Affordable, generous portions, delish!) We otherwise paced ourselves with days at LabnaHa Cenotes (zipline, canoeing, swimming, cenotes); bicycling through Mayan village at Coba & pyramid climbing; swimming in the Caribbean Sea; shopping along Avenida Tulum; exploring Tulum by bicycles; reading in hammock; dipping in refreshing & beautiful pool. The location of this condo is simultaneously & wonderfully close to town, while away from the hustle & bustle of town. Most importantly, the owners are trustworthy, verifiable, & bend over backwards to help guests enjoy themselves to the hilt. Pls feel free to contact us for any other details. Can't say enough good things...
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very kind review. Part of the pleasure of owning and renting our home in Tulum has been working with folks who appreciate the qualities of the area and the personal care that we try to put into our place. It also helps that we have a wonderful manager who lives nearby and tries very hard to help our guests feel comfortable. We would love to have you back! Best wishes on your future travels! Cheers, Denis and Carolyn--owners.
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Tulum Quintana Roo
5

Couldn't have asked for a nicer place!

Couldn't have asked for a nicer place!
  • 5 of 5
Well this place was perfect! We were 3 couples and we stayed for a week. My partner and I stayed in the room with two individual beds. We pushed them together and couldn't even tell that it was two beds (for anyone concerned with the fact that one room has individual beds). As far as whether the listing was accurate, I would say no, the photos and description didn't do the place justice. It was better than anyone in my party expected. It was very clean and well maintained. I really didn't expect to use the pool much, being in a place with such fantastic beaches, but it was always nice to go for a quick dip in fresh water. Internet was a little spotty, but really that was a good thing. I hate seeing people spend their whole vacation on the internet telling people how much fun they are having, I mean come on, go have fun, you can tell people about it later!

The booking was a very simple process and Dennis provided us with a ton of useful information well in advance of our trip (there was also lots more info in the condo). I would highly recommend this place and will return again!

As for the Tulum area in general, love it. I don't think I saw one building that was more than three storeys in Tulum town or on the beach (so no big resort like complexes!). The beaches are fantastic, you need not go further than the public beach to see just how great it is.

Tulum has many nice little restaurant/bars, and I can't say I have a negative review of any of them, Some top picks:
- Seafood = Camilla Junior (south end of town)
- Tacos, etc = Malquerida (the service was fantastic! and a good place to put back a few cocktails!) - a block south of Scotia Bank about 25 ft down the side street

We visited a few of the Cenotes; Gran Cenote, and Labna Ha (EcoPark). Gran Cenote was very cool, but Labna Ha was something else! Labna Ha is a non-profit that helps support the Mayan people through schooling etc, and is very concerned with low impact tourism. It is a 4-5 hour tour. The morning is pretty much what you would expect. Ziplining, canoeing, and swimming in your own private cenote (with a nice 10-12 ft cliff for jumping and flipping off). But the afternoon.......I'll leave up to you to experience.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. It's great to hear that others enjoy our home in Tulum as much as we do. We have also found that the space is perfect for up to three couples or for families with the three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Thanks for including details about the area and some places to enjoy a meal. There's so much choice in Tulum and so much to do. We'd love to have you return. We are looking forward to our next visit in June and again in the winter. Happy travels! Denis and Carolyn (owners)
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Tulum Quintana Roo
5

Luna Caribe - Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
We are spending the entire month of September 2013 at Luna Caribe and it is a very spacious, well appointed and maintained apartment that quickly became our home away from home. The comprehensive information provided and ease of booking with Denis and Carolyn (the owners) from the onset was greatly appreciated. This is the largest apartment in the Zama Village complex, and we were so glad to have chosen this for our family. All of the other apartments lack the extra living space and privacy afforded by Luna Caribe, and it is simply the best and most secure. Arriving in Tulum, the instructions provided were 100% accurate and easy to follow and a nice fruit basket awaited us on the kitchen bench. The pool is large, always clean and as per the photos – beautiful! The 2 bikes provided are well maintained and kept under cover (many other apartments leave their bikes in the weather and are very rusty), and they were great to ride to the local OXXO / Pemex service (gas) station (800m), the modern Chedraui supermarket (1.5km), into Tulum pueblo (2km), or to the beach (2.5km). There is a dedicated bike path along the main road and all of the paths and roads are flat, so even bike novices will have no problems. Taxis are cheap and plentiful, and if you want one to pick you up at the apartment, the security guys at the complex (after 5pm weekdays, all day weekends) were happy to call through to their colleagues at the estate entrance on the main road, and flag one down. The free internet provided was fast and reliable, we had no problem talking to friends and family on Skype, and you can access it down at the developing retail plaza area 800m away (kids playground there). When this stage is finished, it will be another great positive for the apartment’s location. No cable television, but Blu-ray DVD and TV provided, not that we used it much, although the kids had some movie days during the days of heavy rain. I would definitely recommend Luna Caribe to anyone looking to visit Tulum and want somewhere secure, comfortable and spacious for a family or group. In a town that offers an array of accommodation, (looking at some of the hotels in person after viewing their websites, many greatly exaggerate their facilities!), Luna Caribe is better than any hotel unless beach front is your priority, even then they are much further away from good amenities and supplies. Thanks Denis and Carolyn for allowing us to stay in your 2nd home.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Trent and Melanie for your kind and thoughtful review. I'm sure that other guests will find your comments helpful. Carolyn and I enjoy sharing our home with others and we are happy that you had a good time in beautiful Tulum. We especially appreciate your detailed notes about the area nearby. We hope that you and the family have an equally great visit to Costa Rica and a safe journey back to Brisbane, Australia--another wonderful part of the world. You are our five star guests!
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New Luxury Penthouse-closest condo to Tulum beaches-incredible pool-internet
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Tulum Quintana Roo
5

Amazing condo, totally recommedable!

  • 5 of 5
We were 2 couples staying 12 days in Tulum at the Luna Caribe. The condo is very good equipped with all the stuff you need to have an enjoyable vacation. For us there is no better way to stay. Close to the beach (5 min with car), close to down town Tulum (5 min with car), everything you need is around you (Supermarket, Gas Station, Shops, Restaurants...). The 24/7 security guys around the Aldea Zamá are very nice and we never thought about not to be safe there!
Thanks to Carolyne and Denis for letting us stay in there appartment. When we´re going back to Mexico we definitely want to stay in the Luna Caribe again!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tulum

Closest condo to the famous Tulum ruins and spectacular beaches.

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Availability & Rates

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Tulum Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$184
$1,290
 
 
pre-holiday
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$271
$1,900
 
 
Holiday Period
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Winter-Spring
Jan 12 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$271
$1,900
 
 
Spring--Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,590
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Complementary wine and fruit on arrival

No cleaning charges. No 'booking fee' and we pay the taxes. Due to care from past guests we no longer take a damage deposit. Luna Caribe is our personal special home in Tulum, not a timeshare or real estate rental. We do ask guests to treat our home with respect. Rates are for up to four. Accommodates 6. $50 per week for each extra guest.We have 2 cribs.
Inital deposit required to make reservation. Balance to be paid one month before arrival. We have a simple rental agreement.

We have been renting to guests for five years with our first home in Tulum. Let us help you plan a perfect vacation.
Welcome to our newest home in paradise--Luna Caribe!
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Amenities

Amenities

Tulum Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3347 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , twin sink full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , full bathroom
  • Spacious bedrooms--each with full bathroom and individual balcony or terrace.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are sensitive to smoke odors. Smoking only allowed in outdoor areas please.

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