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by Tim M - Penthouse #372 - Breathtaking Ocean Views +Awesome Views of the Strip

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Space 2,750 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, penthouse

Hi everyone, my name is Tim Miller. My brother and I purchased in Cancun back in 2004. We love it here! We used to have property in Coco Beach but when we found Cancun we sold everything and bought here to stay. There is no place on earth like Cancun. The beauty of the Caribbean waters is unmatched worldwide, the beaches are pristine, and the wonderful people of the area is the real difference maker. The locals are so happy and so humble, and so thankful to have your business and be of service to you and your family. Over time, my family came to know many wonderful people here in Cancun. If you have never been to Cancun, you will absolutely love it here!

Penthouse #372- 4BR-3.5BTH - Approx 2,750 sq ft including terraces

Penthouse #372 sits on the corner (there are only 4 units on the top floors, one on each corner) of the North tower, on the 7th floor. You walk in and you have the living room, dining room, powder room, kitchen, big terrace with the hot tub, laundry room and one bedroom with private bathroom. Then upstairs you have the other 3 bedrooms and another 2 bathrooms. The views are of both the ocean and the bay. The unit faces the bay. This tower was built before some major new set back requirements came into play in Cancun. That's why the views are so outstanding, the tower is much closer to the water than any of the others on the Cancun strip.

Resort: Oleo

Condo association name: Yalmakan

Penthouse #372 Location: Beachfront-7th & 8th floors-2 Story Corner Unit

Resort Location: In the famed Cancun Hotel Zone: Kilometer 19.5 Blvd Kukulkan

Resort Quick Synopsis: Oleo is located directly on the beach.

Resort Main Features:

Located directly on the beach in the famed Cancun hotel zone!

Oleo was very recently completely remodeled and is like NEW!!!

Private beach and pool with lounge chairs and shade.

Flexible All Inclusive Option - Pay only for the day(s) you want it - decide as your vacation unfolds. Restaurants/bars on site.

What makes us a more attractive choice than our competition?

1. When you arrive at the resort you are welcomed by my management staff. Two full time managers take care of only a few units to ensure your service is top notch. You will be assigned one of the two. Either Francis or Abdiel will be there to welcome you, show you around and answer any questions you may have. And how blessed we are to have Francis and Abdiel. You will truly enjoy having their smiling faces there to be of service for you.

2. Francis and Abdiel are not just greeters. They are there for you should you need something. Simply email or call them and they will be there promptly, they are normally already right there at the resort.

3. Our resort has on site maintenance of course. But that is not good enough for us. We have our own full time maintenance man to be there quickly should anything malfunction. I used to hire companies to come out if something like one of the AC's malfunctioned. Not anymore, we have our own on site full time staff.

4. Would you like a an authentic Mexican home cooked meal? How does only $50 for your entire groups sound?... plus the raw cost of the food? That's right, we provide this service with no mark up at all! Enjoy! The service includes clean up after. Why go out to some expensive fancy place when you can dine and be serviced while enjoying the best views in Cancun right there in the penthouse?!

5. Would you like a night out away from the children for some adult conversation? We have baby sitting-services that come right to the condo, and they are wonderful people, part of our extended family in Cancun.

6. Want a tip on a great snorkeling experience? A good friend of mine offers his service privately for your group. The private tour goes all day, includes lunch on an island, is totally private to your group, and comes with the best "skipper" anywhere. Going out with Mike is truly an experience. Cost is $65 per person, if less than 6 people minimum price for all is $390.

7. Our resort has a staffed front desk, 24 hour on site security, bell hops, and friendly staff.

8. Advice: Why pay $80 to get into the 2 biggest night clubs in Cancun when I can show you how to get your cover paid, all drinks paid, and VIP service for the same price? This is just one example of several tips that will save you a lot of money.

9. Resort Features: Flexible All Inclusive Option - Pay only for the day(s) you want it - decide as your vacation unfolds.

Other thoughts 1: If you are traveling with small children, you will find a packnplay (play-pen & sleeper), a high chair & a quality stroller on hand. Or, if you would like to enjoy your favorite drinks down by the pool or beach we welcome you to use the special cooler you will find in any of our units. It is on wheels, super easy to take with you and is also very handy as a pool or beach side table. The convenience might only be out shined by the savings on drinks! This item has been pre-approved for use by the resort, when you are staying at one of our vacation rentals.

Other thoughts 2: If you need extra beds, I have found air beds to be most comfortable. We have queen size air beds and linens for same available upon request.

Penthouse #372 FAQ's:

Can you smoke in the condo?  No.  However, smoking is permitted outside on the terrace.

Are Linens provided?  Yes, towels and linens are provided.

Is there a washer and dryer?  Yes.

Is there an iron and ironing board?  Yes

Are there hair dryers?  Yes.

Are there safes for valuables?  Yes.

Are beach towels provided?  No.  If you want to purchase beach towels the most reasonable option is the Super Walmart.  If you opt for the all-inclusive option, the hotel will provide you with beach towels down by the pool.

Do we need a converter for the electrical plugs?

No.

Is there a music player with an I-Pod dock?

Yes, one in the living room.

Is there a DVD player?  

Yes, your DVD’s from the US will work in the DVD player.  However, don’t buy any DVD’s from Walmart or any stores in Mexico.  They will not work in the DVD player.

Is daily maid service included?  No.  In the vacation rental business, you can expect a clean, laundered unit upon your arrival.

Can we get additional cleaning days?  Yes.  

* Standard Service is $50:  General cleaning & making up the beds.

* Premium Service is $85:  Same as above plus newly laundered linens are put on when the beds are made up.

How do we request the additional cleaning?  Simply email me the dates you want additional cleanings.

How do we pay for the cleaning?  Please pay the service provider directly in cash.

What size bed is in the master?  King.

What size bed is in the second bedroom?  King.  

The 3rd bedroom?  Double

The 4th?  Queen

Which bedrooms have their own bathroom?

The master and the 4th bedroom.   

Are linens provided?  Yes

Are beach towels provided?  No

Are bath towels provided?  Yes    

Is there any extra beds?  Yes.  2 queen inflatable beds with electric motor?

Are there extra linens for these beds?  Yes.

Do you have anything for babies to sleep in?  Yes, a packnplay play pen.

Are linens provided for the packnplay?  No

Are there any supplies provided such as toilet paper, paper towels, spices, salt, pepper?  No  supplies are provided other than 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom.

Is there an oven, fridge, stove top, sink?  Yes to all.

Is there a dishwasher?  Yes

Are there smaller appliances like a microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker?  Yes to all.

What type of coffee maker filters do we need to get?  The standard type, like Mr. Coffee brand.

Are there pots, pans, utensils, strainer, big bowls, dishware, silverware, wine opener, bottle opener, knives, glassware?  Yes to all.

Is there pure water in the kitchen?  Yes, reverse osmosis system provides crystal clear drinking water right by the sink.

Is there inter-net access from the condo?  Yes, wireless inter-net.

Is there a charge for this?  No, it is complimentary for our guests.

Can we drink water from the tap?  Not recommended.  But you don’t have to.  This unit is equipped with a reverse osmosis system!  Just fill your glasses from the small spout at the kitchen sink for pure drinking water.

Can we make calls from the condo?  Yes.  Local calls.

How much do they cost?  No charge.

Do you recommend renting a car?  No.  Buses run 24/7 right outside the resort and the wait is never more than 5 minutes.  You can go anywhere in the hotel zone for just .65 cents per person.

Do you provide airport transfers?  No.

Do you recommend a transfer company from the airport?

Yes, the link is provided after you book. Links are not allowed to be given before then per homeaway rules.

Are they the best price you have found, and are they reliable?  Yes on both.

About what does it cost?  About $80 round trip for up to 10 people as of this writing.  If less than 8, it’s probably a little less.  If more than 10 another vehicle is required so the price goes up quite a bit for 11 or more.

Can we book online with the transfer company?  Yes

I read somewhere we get some sort of special promo code for the transfer company site after we book the condo, what’s that about?  

When you enter the promo code, it will save you $5 on the transfer off the posted pricing on their site. This is for guests only per my agreement with Entertainment Plus.  You get the promo code on your confirmation after you book the condo

We were thinking of doing the snorkeling tour with Mike, and maybe the in home cook.  How do we book these services? Just email me with dates and I will get those on the calendar for you.

Do you recommend a rental car company?

Please ask me for the link after booking. Links cannot be given until after you book per homeaway rules.

Does this resort have its own restaurants?  Yes, available via all inclusive option.

How do you get the all inclusive option?

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Miller with Resortcondoscancun
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Tim Miller with Resortcondoscancun

Hi, I'm Tim Miller. My brother and I bought here back in 2004. We live in the states, i'm in the Chicago suburbs. Over the years I feel blessed to have come to know many wonderful people in Cancun. Francis is one example, she is my manager for penthouse #372. Terrific lady. I make mention of an option to have an authentic Mexican meal prepared right there in the condo for you. Francis does the cooking! Many of our guests take advantage of the service, its only $50 for the entire group (up to 8 at that price) plus the cost of the food and no mark up on anything, Francis gives you a grocery receipt for the food. Clean up after is included. Outstanding value. This is just one example of so many relative to how I feel we stand out from our competition. If you want to know people are there for you in Cancun, you have come to the right place.

Tim Miller with Resortcondoscancun purchased this condo in 2004

Why Tim Miller with Resortcondoscancun chose Zona Hotelera

We had previously had property in Cocoa Beach Florida, but when we found the majestic beauty of Cancun we never looked back. The Caribbean waters of Cancun are unmatched in their beauty worldwide. The beaches are pristine with gentle slopes fading out into the water. Beyond all this is the beauty of the people. They are so friendly and humble, and want to serve the guests that they feel honored to have. Its a truly amazing area, we feel very blessed to have found Cancun and the terrific people we have come to know over the years.

And then you have penthouse #372 itself. Wow! It has outstanding ocean views, outstanding bay views, huge terrace, 4 person hot tub, full kitchen, LR, DR, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, its just wonderful staying here.

When my brother and I were looking we noticed some things about the area.

The strip in Cancun is very busy, this part of the strip where we purchased is more laid back, we are 6 miles from the thumping of the big famous night clubs like Coco Bongos and Dadeos. So very close to get there, but far enough away for peace and quiet. There are a couple of restaurants right across the street, one is my "go to" place called 19.5. The owner's name is Joe, terrific guy. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. They have huge black angus burgers, burritos, a nice mix of American and Mexican food. They serve alcoholic drinks, its very casual and has an outstanding view over the bay, amazing sunsets there too. The other restaurant is called Navios, outstanding food, mid range on price, and open air with private palapas built over the water, just a wonderful ambiance there.

What makes this condo unique

Our resort was completely remodeled and it looks fantastic! I show some of the photos on homeaway. I'm confident you will enjoy #372, Cancun, and the people of Cancun a great deal.

Tim Miller

Amenities

Zona Hotelera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath Area Details are impressive
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main floor powder room
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Clean & Nice-Shared between bedroom 2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 4th bedroom private bathroom
  • In any space, enough cannot be said about the importance of clean quality bathroom areas. And this special penthouse does not disappoint in this area. Tasteful frosted glass separates the master shower area from the main room. The arched shower with special mood lighting, mosaic tile and attention to detail do impress. The primping area is good size with nice details. The 2nd bath on the upper level also has a decent size, clean and nice primping area, and simple cleaned tiled tub and tile surround. The powder room on the main floor is finished nicely. And the 4th bedroom private bath is again, simple, clean and nice. The owner did a very nice job on the bathroom areas in this unit
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , PANORAMIC CARIBBEAN VIEWS!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , CARIBBEAN VIEW EAST
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , CARIBBEAN VIEW NORTH
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , PRIVATE BATH + CARIBBEAN VIEW NORTH
  • Each bedroom has satellite TV. The feel one gets from each of the 2nd floor bedrooms (3 on upper level) is one of not just beautiful views outside, but quality inside. The master bedroom is on the corner offering sweeping views of the amazing Caribbean colors. The building was built very close to the ocean. The result is amazing views from this corner where the master is located. There is a king in the 2nd bedroom as well. This is also a spacious bedroom with a great direct ocean East Caribbean View. The master, 2nd and or 3rd bedroom are all capable of having an additional queen air bed set up for additional beds if needed. 3rd bedroom has a double bed (Murphy bed, very comfortable-fold it away up into the wall when not in use) + nice ocean view and Cancun coastline view from the 3rd bedroom. 4th bedroom has private bath, ocean view & coastline view and queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If you like a nice kitchen, this unit will be a nice treat for you. It has a very good size fridge for a rental. The fridge will deliver crystal clear water and ice on demand. (reverse osmosis system) The stove top is electric as is the oven. The quality of the appliances is very good. Dishwasher, microwave, small appliances, and all the utensils, pots, pans, etc. one would need to make terrific meals, and keep them fresh afterward. The nice appliances also carry over to the full size washer & dryer located in the laundry area off the kitchen. And the views while preparing those meals will delight anyone who enjoys cooking a nice meal.

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by Tim M - Penthouse #372 - Breathtaking Ocean Views +Awesome Views of the Strip
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

CONDO WAS AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the condo are EXACTLY what the place and view look like. My family (husband, son 22 and daughter 20) were just as happy with condo as I was. LOTS of space, beds were super comfortable, views spectacular!! I would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone looking for quieter place to stay with easy transportation available to the downtown and busier restaurants/bars.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hamilton, Ontario Canada
5

Best Place in Cancun

  • 5 of 5

I don't usually write reviews about places I stay around the world but in this case I must make an exception. Four friends and I stayed at Tim's place in Cancun from Feb. 16 - 23 2010. We could not have asked for a better place. Three things stand out regarding this unit. The owner, who provided us with a vacation second to none. Tim is informative, reliable and most of all honest. He provided us with enough local information to move there and for that I thank him. Tim's staff were personable, friendly and just a phone call away. The second is the quality of the penthouse unit. There was ample space with all the comforts of home and a view that you have to see to believe. In my opinion it's the best view of the beach in Cancun. The third thing is the price. If you have a group or a large family you will love this unit. We actually saved money by renting this unit. For those of you out there who are skeptical, as i am you can't go wrong. Do yourself a favour and call or email Tim, your vacation will be easier to plan, easier to execute and you will have a much better experience in Cancun. In closing I just want to talk about security since it takes most of the headlines these days. The security at the hotel is exceptional and very tight. Hotel staff, local police and the military all play an important role in keeping patrons safe.. Being in Law Enforcement I can tell you without reservation, these people are on the ball. If a safe, fun, exciting vacation is what you are after call or email Tim...

Please feel free to contact me by email if you need more information.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2010
  • Stayed: February 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis
5

Extraordinary vacation location

  • 5 of 5

Scheduling the condo was the first indication of how great the overall experience would be. We were able to receive quick responses to all of our questions prior to arriving. This made it very easy for our group to prepare for the trip. The management went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable upon arrival.

When we arrived we were very impressed with the hospitality and overall accommodations. The unit was clean, spacious, and very comfortable.

While we enjoyed the activities (pool, beach, etc) on-site, the condo was centrally located and a quick trip to many off-property activities.

In addition to the accommodations we had the best on-site service. Someone was available to help us with grocery runs and to educate us on the area.

The overall experience was much more than we ever expected. We would recommend this property to friends and would definitely go back

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2010
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Resort Features: Flexible All Inclusive Option - Pay right at the lobby front desk. Deciding in advance not necessary. Pay only for the day(s) you want the daily all inclusive - decide as your vacation unfolds - all the food and drinks you want including alcohol. Beach & pool side drink service also available. First restaurant opens at 7am, last bars close at midnight. 2010 rates are $35 per day per person. Discounts apply to kids 12 & under. Please visit my web site for all the details. Great value. This flexible and affordable daily all inclusive option is exclusively available when booking with us, Resort Condos Cancun. The link to my site is below. It is just above the Reviews section. The link is in blue writing and says: Please visit our website Once on the site, here is how to access the all inclusive page. Hover or if needed click on the 'Information Center' tab. A drop down menu will appear. One of the choices you can click on will be 'All Inclusive'.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $195

No smoking inside Penthouse #372 please - no pets please - Must be 27 or older to rent
Please add $195 one time cleaning/laundering/processing fee to all rates to arrive at your complete total ('out the door' total). Thank you.
$300 refundable security deposit due at 60 days prior to arrival. Returned shortly after departure.
Prices are subject to change without notice. Once you book your price is locked in.


Minimum Stay Requirements
7 night minimum for: Easter, Holy Week, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Spring Break
5 night minimum for: Most other dates except Aug 22-Oct 31 is 3 night minimum.
$300 refundable security deposit required
5 night minimum from: Jan 6-April 30
5 night minimum from: June 1-Aug 22
3 night minimum for: Aug 23-Oct 31
No smoking inside Penthouse the please - no pets please - Must be 27 or older to rent

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS BOOKINGS: Christmas and New Years weeks are sold separately as full weeks. The dividing point is Dec 27. Christmas reservations have a departure date of Dec 27 or sooner. New Years weeks have an arrival date of Dec 27 or after. Once New Years or Christmas week books, this will determine exactly when the other week can be booked. But until one week books, the departure date for Christmas week is on or before Dec 27. And the arrival date for New Years week bookings is on or after Dec 27. Thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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