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Nancy Cousins

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Cancun Vacation, in A Beautiful Ocean Front Penthouse Condominium!

8 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Cancun Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Location: Solymar Beach Club, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico (15 Minutes for Airport, 15 minutes from night life). We are located at the south end of the Hotel Zone about midway between Club Med and Hilton Hotels 15 minutes from the airport or downtown night life.

Accommodations: Ocean front penthouse with cathedral ceilings, has additional access to private roof top terrace. Unit sleeps 4 and includes full kitchen, full size fridge, air conditioning and large walk in shower. We have an onsite property manager.

Reasonable rates are available year round for the budget conscious family. CHECK IN AND OUT ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. We charge by the night not per person, with no minimum or maximum stays.

MINI MART WITHIN THE COMPLEX. All inclusive feature is available to all guests THAT can be purchased.

TRANSPORTATION- anywhere in Cancun is available via public buses for less than 1.00 USD per person 24 hours a day .and can be accessed directly in front of our complex.

SECURITY-The complex has 24 hour security including a gated entry into the complex . Our property managers can help you arrange trips to anywhere in the area to visit the wonders of the Riviera Maya and help you find places to eat each night, shop or go for entertainment after a long day on the beach or by the pool.

If for some reason you need to cancel your confirmed vacation after you book with us the following is our cancellation policy:

RATES : from $70 USD/night (call owner at 204-889-2921)

Cancellations -A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will incurr no penalty. Cancellations that are made within 60 days of the arrival date forfeit the full reservation deposit.

Depending upon availability for a period of one (1) year from date of receipt of your initial deposit you may reschedule for arrival within 1 year upon the receipt of your initial deposit.

Check out our website listed below.

Keywords: Condominium, Penthouse, Hotel Zone, Ocean View, Terrace

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Nancy Cousins (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Nancy Cousins

We live in Canada and love to take winter vacations. When we found Solymar it was simply a great fit for us. It is on the beach so you wake up every morning to that beautiful aqua marine blue ocean that is so special. Solymar is on the 'tourist ' strip yet is a much smaller condominium resort. It has everything that we need, beautiful beach, ocean view , full kitchen that allows us to make healthy choices in the foods we buy and eat,with an adult pool and a children's pool. When we go to Solymar it is like coming home.

Nancy Cousins purchased this condo in 2002

Why Nancy Cousins chose Cancun

We love the Caribbean and find Cancun an easy to get to destination from almost anywhere. Mexico has just about everything one would want on a vacation at a reasonable price. Cancun offers scuba diving, snorkeling, great historical ruins and great restaurants and easy access to all. If you like to cook your own meals, Costco Cancun is a great resource.

What makes this condo unique

Healthy food choices at the local Costco, Wal-Mart, Soriana's.Save money by eating in for breakfast and lunch.Then enjoy eating out at the many fabulous restaurants Cancun has to offer! With the two new mega grocery stores right in the Hotel Zone, makes shopping for healthy choices easier all the time.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We rented a condo from Nancy and Larry Cousins recently and were so pleased. The location was great...right on the beach but on the "quiet" end of the hotel zone. The condo was so comfortable and we especially enjoyed being able to prepare many of our own meals there, which was a real "money-saver". We often enjoyed breakfast on the lovely terrace and watched the sunset with a glass of wine there also. The panoramic view was spectacular! For those who choose to eat out, there is a nice restaurant on-site which is very convenient. Every day we would hop on the bus (7.5 pesos, very cheap). It runs continuously right in front of the property, so getting around couldn't be simpler. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Cancun and I will be recommending Nancy and Larry's condo to family and friends.
Apr 2010
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Reviews

4.4
based on 8 traveler reviews

Cancun Vacation, in A Beautiful Ocean Front Penthouse Condominium!
average rating of 4.375 based on 9 reviews
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Rent Somewhere Else!

  • 1 of 5

Funny, it seems I will be the first bad review. I came the week before Memorial day to celebrate my college graduation and birthday. The staff at the Solymar are not friendly to you if they learn that you are staying in the condos. This insinuates how bad of a relationship the owners have with the hotel staff. The condo however is beautiful. Everything is clean the view is great and it comes with everything you would need during your stay. I was unfortunately attacked and assaulted my second day of vacation and received no help from the hotel staff at all. Because I stayed in the condo I was of no concern to them. I went to talk with Nancy's assistant and she was absolutely no help because she could not speak a lick of English, so understanding her and having a conversation was a very tiring experience. My parents booked my flight back home on the third day. Nancy's other managers appeared that day and seemed to be a bit more helpful in letting me and my friend communicate with our parents, however they sat and asked us to explain our story as if we had not already been through enough trauma. I did so in hopes that we would be getting some type of refund back but they said nothing of the sort. I emailed Nancy a couple weeks later asking for any accommodations she could possibly give me for my traumatic time and got no response. It has been a month since I sent her an email and she did not even care to respond. She was very atentative when I booked the hotel so I can only assume that she decided not to respond because she is a money hungry heartless individual. I would never recommend booking with her.

For a few reasons:

1. As owner of the condos in the Solymar she has not established a good relationship with the the workers at the hotel.

2. The main secretary she has there does not speak ANY English only syllables and hand gestures.

3. She is obviously heartless and solely about making money. I should have at least gotten a response, especially since I was only there for 3 out of the 7 days I paid for. And I am almost certain there was something in the fine print which stated credit could be given on future bookings if for any reason there was a cancelation.

4. Also you would hope that the person you are renting from cares about the well-being of her guests while they stay in her establishment.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE STAY HERE. YOU would be better off staying at an establishment with friendlier staff and owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Taylor, We and our managers are very sorry to hear of your experience in the party zone of Cancun Mexico. However, there are a few points that you left out in your"trip review."I do care about our guests (as noted on all prior reviews) but cannot assume responsibility for guests when they leave the property. "re: review#14955459 Cancun vacation,in a beautiful ocean front penthouse condominium" I spoke with our manager,who received a report from our security. 1. You left our condo complex on May 26th, 2016 for the evening at or near the Party Zone or a nearby condominium. You were assaulted somewhere near the party zone- not at our condo complex as you have implied in your review. The assault occurred after leaving our condo and your return at 7AM the next morning. 2. In the security guard's report (who met you when the taxi driver dropped you off at 7 AM May 27th.2016) you stated the following. 3. story #1- You were assaulted by the taxi driver and that he had stolen your bag. Our guard noted you and your friend had appeared to have consumed significant amounts of liquor. Our guard spoke with the gate guard. The taxi driver was still waiting for you to return to pay him for the ride.(as you had told him) He denied assaulting you & you did not have a bag with you and was waiting for his payment. He advised our guard he had been called to pick you up by the Salvia condos near the Cancun Party Zone. 4. You then went to our manager's office which does not open until 0900AM. The lady in our condo office when you arrived back at the condo complex was doing office work. She kindly tried to assist you in whatever capacity she could. (Although she could not "speak a lick of english" she was concerned and tried to communicate as best she could). Spanish is as you may know, is the language of the country. 5. story #2- You then advised our managers you were assaulted by other tourists-not Mexican nationals. You thought they were friends but they took advantage of you. 6. It is unclear why you did not report this incident to the police. 7. Our manager and her husband facilitated your contact with your parents and tried to help you in whatever way they could. I do not think it is unreasonable that they wanted to know what happened to you. They were concerned & caring. In response to your request for a refund please review our cancellation policy on VRBO which clearly sets out that no refunds would be issued halfway through your stay..
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Minneapolis
5

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Hello all,

I will start out by letting everyone know that I take reviews pretty seriously and I review for both bad and good experiences. For the price you almost think you will be staying in a dive but its quite the opposite. Very clean, comfortable and has everything you need including a fridge, stove, microwave, sink and all the utensils. The view is a lagoon view but it’s not bad at all and the poolside in my opinion isn’t worth the increased price. Nancy is a great host, she responds to questions right away and does a great job explaining on what to do, how to check in and so on. So friendly! The last thing you want when traveling to another country you are not used to is a host who makes things difficult for you. The Solymar is located about 5 or 10 minutes bus/taxi from the main drag so you are away from the hustle but still close enough if you want to get your party on. One of the things I LOVE about this place is it has a great beach. Its not super crowded like many of the Cancun beaches are. If you walk down the beach past the other resorts you will see what I mean. I was very happy with Nancy, property management and everyone else I came in to contact with! I would definitely stay here again!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean & Comfy Condo with a Million Dollar View!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying in the Cancun ocean front penthouse condo...it was clean and comfortable! The unit is large, and it has everything you need. The management staff were helpful and kind, and Nancy was quick to answer any questions. The Caribbean Sea was our highlight...the most beautiful blue and the most fun continual "wave pool" we have ever swam in! We enjoyed the location of Solymar...close enough to the action but far enough away for some quiet and relaxation. We hope to return to Cancun and stay at Solymar again some day!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time in Mexico and we chose Nancy and Larry’s condo at the Solymar. What are great choice! Nancy was great in providing us with all the pertinent information to allow our stay to be a wonderful experience. The condo had all the amenities that we needed. The hotel is dated but very clean. As well, the personnel were so friendly, cheerful and helpful. We always felt safe. We love swimming in the ocean and found the beach area clean and well maintained. There is a lifeguard on duty all day. We can't say enough about the local bus service. It was inexpensive, reliable and provided easy acces to all the local attractions.

We had a view of the ocean from our balcony to experience the sunrises and a nice patio where we watched the sunsets. I would definitely rent this unit again. Thank Nancy and Larry in making our first visit to Cancun memorable.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Judy, thank you for the lovely review! I am glad you had a lovely vacation. That is what it is all about. We enjoyed meeting you and your husband. Take Care and we hope to see you again. Nancy & Laary
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5

beautiful condo ,great beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in a room facing the ocean,had the private roof top deck to ourselves.Larry and Nancy were there so we got to meet them,they were kind enough to have some groceries in the unit for us,and even took us shopping the next day.Amazing value,easiest bus system we have ever used,We had a fantastic time and would not hesitate to stay here again or to recomend it .

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leanne & Harley, It was a pleasure for Larry and I to meet you and Harley. We were pleased to have had the opportunity to show you around in Cancun. it was evident to us you were seasoned travellers and would not take long to get to know "the lay of the land" quickly. We were so glad you enjoyed our penthouse condo and would be very pleased if you decide to have a return visit with us.Thank you for the lovely review. Nancy & Larry
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Vancouver BC, Canada
5

Girls Getaway in Beautiful Cancun

  • 5 of 5

This was a girls getaway to Cancun when we rented Nancy's 2 condos at the Solymar Beach Resort.

It is an older complex but it was clean, safe and the condo's had everything we needed.

Nancy was extremely helpful with information on how to get around and where to buy groceries for home cooking. We took the bus to get groceries, shop and to go out for dinner and drinks. The bus stop is right out front of the Resort and it was very easy to get around. The bus costs $8.50 Pesos (about .75 cents US) and runs 24 hours.

The beach seems to go on forever with soft white sand and baby blue water. The complex has an adult pool and a kids pool but we found the DJ very loud and annoying so most days were spent on the beach. That is the ONLY negative thing I could think of so overall, it was an excellent vacation.

We would definitely rent from Nancy again!

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi Julie, Dina and Candice, thank you very much for the lovely review. I am pleased that you had a lovely vacation in Cancun .We would love to have you as guests in the future. thank you nancy
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Rates & Availability

Cancun Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 16 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$115
$805
$2,200
 
 
Fall Shoulder Season
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$95
$630
$1,950
 
 
Xmas/New Year Rates
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
$800
$2,350
 
 
Spring Shoulder Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
$665
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

CANCELLATION POLICY:*Cancellation Policy: If your reservation is canceled 61 days or more before occupancy, a cancellation fee of 100.00 USD will assessed. This charge includes mailing your refund (when the deposit was paid cash). However we offer the possibility to use your deposit towards another rental for a period of up to one year from the day the deposit or the credit card form was received without any penalty.

We book reservations about 1-3 months in advance, which makes it difficult to rent the condo if we get a cancellation with short notice, consequently, if your reservation is cancelled 60 days or less before occupancy, we are sorry but you will loose the deposit.

Hurricane Insurance: If because of a hurricane or a tropical storm, you are unable to come, we will allow you to re-schedule your rental for up to a year after this event without any penalties.

up to 91 days prior to arrival date 40% of the 50% deposit cancellation fee will be charged,
- between 30 - 90 days, 50% cancellation fee of the deposit fee will be charged.
- between 15 - 30 days, 70% cancellation fee of the deposit will be charged.
- between 1-14 days, no refunds will be issued.

- 50% deposit is required to secure the dates, payment in full is required 14 days prior to arrival date.
Minimum stay is 3 days.
WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARD WITH PAYPAL, (add 3%), BANK TRANSFERS,AND EMAIL TRANSFERS.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cancun Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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