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Oceanview Penthouse-Private Rooftop Terrace-2 Blocks to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Zazil-ha Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 bedroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to Arena of Playa's highest quality condominiums. Locals refer to Arena Blanca as 'The Beautiful Building' and we think you'll agree. Built in the style of Classic Spanish Architecture, this beautiful 12 unit building was built by award winning American developers in collaboration with Cancun architect, Jose Almanzac. Arena Blanca is a boutique building...small and very secure and highly recomended.

Our unit has a master bedroom and a private loft. The loft has two twin beds.

This penthouse unit at Arena Blanca is beautifully appointed with tile floors and marble counters and showers...the furnishings simple yet elegant. The most impressive feature is the large private roof top terrace and Palapa. It is suitable for sunning, dining and entertaining. There are 4 sun chairs and beautiful plants.

The ocean views and ocean breezes will give you a choice of spending your day at the beach or in the privacy of your rooftop retreat. Dinners or cocktails on the terrace are private and will know that you are in the Caribbean as you look out over the lights of Playa and Cozumel and take in the beautiful 360 degree view of the Playa skyline. Our free WiFi is available in the entire unit includiing the roof top terrace.

Arena Blanca has a full time garden and maintenance employee and professional security from 10 am to 6am seven days a week. Our full time property manager is on site and speaks fluent English and Spanish

The beach is only 2 block away!!. Any one who knows Playa knows that the Shangrila Beach at the end of 38th street is the most beautiful...and most quiet end of the Playa beaches. The always famous 5th Avenue is a half block away and leads to literally dozens of high quality shops and restaurants.

Built on the newest end of 5th can stay close to home in the quiet neighborhood or you can venture your way towards the south end of 'Avenida Cinco' and enjoy 17 blocks of shops and restaurants. No need to rent a car from the airport...cabs from Cancun are frequent and convenient and cars in Playa are not needed...everything is in walking distance!!

At last count there were 17 restaurants within 2 blocks!!

Keywords: Condominium

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2016
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About Fred

Sue and I love Playa. We have vacationed there for 15 years and love our has the best of Playa!!

Fred purchased this condo in 2004

Why Fred chose Playa del Carmen

You do not need a car...we are close to everything!!

What makes this condo unique

We love the gardens...our beautiful pool...wonderful staff. We especially like the fact that there are only 11 units.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Oceanview Penthouse-Private Rooftop Terrace-2 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Perfect spot for our family trip

  • 4 of 5

We've been to Playa del Carmen several times before but this condo really enhanced the trip for us. The apt. was very conveniently located, able to walk to many restaurants and beach is close by. The condo was beautifully maintained and very attractive with all the amenities needed. My favorite feature is the rooftop deck! I highly recommend this apt.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Could not be better

  • 5 of 5

I confirm the other reviews. Also very good with 2 teenagers. You will not regret when you book this great appartment. Everything you need is there, it is clean, the WiFi is great, the location very good. Beautiful roofterrace. Could not think of anything negative.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had a fantastic weekend at Arena Blanca. Fred was quick to respond to my inquiry and Nadia (the property manager) was soooooo friendly and hospitable. Located in a great area. Felt safe, especially with the friendly security guard. Wifi worked great, AC worked great. The place was clean and quiet even though it was so close to 5th.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suwanee, GA

Fantastic condo

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The condo is well laid out with a nice jack-and-jill type set up with the bathrooms that allows privacy for everyone but still plenty of space. The rooftop deck was well shaded under the rooftop but also had nice sun chairs too. The area is lively but not overrun...we really enjoyed the balcony off of the living room for early morning people watching. Access to grocery stores are just a short walk away, and although we did have a car we didn't use it much. Plenty of great restaurants are just a quick walk down 5th. The onsite staff were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend the condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We just got back from staying here for a week!

The previous reviews were spot on. I was a little concerned since there hadn't been any recent reviews but not to worry. We're familiar with the area having stayed at Haab the Meridian and the old Shangri-la in the past and prefer the north end of Playa. The resturants and proximity to the beach are great. The condo and grounds were wonderful. The kitchen has everything you need to cook in, which we did for breakfast and lunch. The rooftop deck was our preferred hang out and a great place to watch everything from. You can see the ocean and a good portion of 5th from up there.

Just a block down from the condo a new mall is going in which should add some additional food and shopping choices.

Overall you cannot beat the location and the condo for all of your needs.

We can't wait to get back there! Thanks Fred for sharing this great place with everyone!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX, USA

A little slice of heaven....

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were lucky enough to visit Arena Blanca and stay for 1 week November 2013, and I can't express how fantastic our stay was. The location was perfect (close enough to easily access all the fun 5th and the beach had to offer, but far enough that we never once heard the thumping base from the clubs when we were ready to relax/sleep). The view from the terrace was spectacular, the grounds were immaculate, and the unit was tasteful and well-appointed. We miss Playa already!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Rates & Availability

Zazil-ha Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Nov 13 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jan 3 2017 - May 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 9 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Zazil-ha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This is a loft bedroom accessible by ladder.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This property has a very large and private rooftop terrace. This terrace has beautiful views of the ocean...the island of Cozumel and the interesting skyline of Playa del Carmen. Terrace has 4 wooden sun chairs with deluxe cushions, a wooden table that seats 6 and an outdoor shower. Terrace is approximately 400 square feet in size. Rooftop is only accessible from a private stairwell that comes out of the unit...not from a public stairwell. This unit also has a loft that will sleep 2 in twin beds. This loft is accessible by ladder and has a 5 foot ceiling.

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