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Large/Modern Condominium in a Private/Upscale Community - Luxury at its Finest

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

The residences at La Amada are the heart of a new Cancun Mexico resort development. This freestanding beachfront community includes an inland marina, Greg Norman signature golf course, luxury Cancun residences, gourmet restaurants within easy walking distance, a full service spa, and boutique hotel and beautifully landscaped walking paths.

La Amada Residences Cancun has been carefully planned as a low-density Mexican Caribbean village complete with all the services and amenities of contemporary luxury living. Our Mexican Luxury residential community offers an array of amenities and services, including:

• 0.5 mile (1 km) of Mexican Caribbean beach

• Full-service inland and dry marina with 176 slips

• Greg Norman signature Mexican golf course with holes overlooking beach and lagoon

• Full service spa

• Fitness facility

• Private Beach Club

• Yacht Club (with pool and lounge area)

• Lounge and concierge facility

• In-house catering (food and beverage) service

• Tennis and paddle courts

• 24/7 private security

Situated on a pristine stretch of beach (Playa Mujeres), this chic resort lets you and your guests enjoy the splendor, romance and serenity of the Mexican Caribbean; Perfect for established guests who want peace and relaxation, while only a 10 minute drive from all that Cancun has to offer, and a 25 minute drive from Cancun International Airport. All amenities are at your fingertips, this resort is guaranteed to offer you a private, hassle-free and relaxing experience!

Keywords: New, Luxury, Private, Clean, Safe, Beach, Spa, Golf, Marina, Romantic, Family, Events,

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Tim & Deborah Schramko
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Tim & Deborah Schramko


My name is Deborah. My husband, Tim, and I have been traveling to the Cancun, Mexico area for the past 10 years. Although we had been to numerous resorts in the Cancun region, when the LaAmada construction was finalized in 2009, we visited the development and fell in love with the location, luxury & privacy of the prestigious LaAmada community and its world class marina. After several years of dreaming of owning a property in LaAmada, we came upon an opportunity to lease a LaAmada penthouse unit from Alvin Downs, who purchased the unit back in 2008. On the third day of our stay in this amazing LaAmada penthouse, we knew we had to find a way to own this incredible property! Although the property was not currently for sale, after much discussion, Alvin graciously accepted our offer to purchase and we were successful at acquiring this beautiful Caribbean gem! Over the 5 years that Alvin owned the property, he had hundreds of guests from all over the world stay at his beautiful condo and enjoy La Amada as much as we did. It is with open arms and open hearts that Tim and I welcome all past guests back to this slice of paradise, and encourage future guests to consider this amazing experience as well. We are absolutely committed to providing the same excellent service to which previous guests have become accustomed. Ernesto will be continuing to actively manage the property on our behalf, and provide any requested services to make your stay comfortable; including transportation to and from the airport, purchasing groceries and beverages for your arrival, private cooking, as desired, and assisting in any way he can to meet your vacation needs! We are excited to share an amazing part of our world with you! All the Best, Deborah & Tim

Tim & Deborah Schramko purchased this condo in 2015

Why Tim & Deborah Schramko chose Quintana Roo

You simply can not find a more peaceful, relaxing oasis that is yet so close to Cancun and all it has to offer. It truly is paradise!!

What makes this condo unique

Everything involved with LaAmada is world class; private beaches, beach club, marina, golf club, spa, etc. Everything, down to the finest detail, is perfect and waiting for you to come and enjoy!!


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Enjoy a cocktail at our very own beach club!!
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Punta Sam
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Playa Mujeres Greg Norman Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Choose from 5 at Villa del Palmar right next door!
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
La Amada Private beach
Car: not necessary


Cancún Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Behavior must not be destructive.
  • Cannot destroy or remove property from the penthouse.
  • Must follow instructions of Property Manager at all times.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Dual sinks, private toilet area, large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Dual sinks, private toilet area, large walk-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living area
  • King size beds (1) Large walk-in closet in Master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Plenty of closet space in lock-off second bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Both are very comfortable for 1 or 2 guests each.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
- Beach club and roof top pool areas can be reserved for private events (weddings, parties, etc). - For large groups we have access to 2 other neighboring condos that are owned by our friends (similar rates apply). - Large inland marina allows guest to travel by both land and sea. - All-inclusive day passes for Excellence and Beloved Hotels can be purchased through our concierge. - Guests are free to use all (5) restaurants at neighboring Villa del Palmar.


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Large/Modern Condominium in a Private/Upscale Community - Luxury at its Finest
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Far walk to beach; Pros and Cons - 4 adults June 2017

  • 3 of 5

The condo itself is gorgeous! The outdoor patio was amazing (it's not beach view but far away behind the trees and side of other buildings you can see the ocean). The beach is a long walk. The grounds and pools are pretty, but we weren't pleased to learn there was no hot tub. I specifically searched for a hot tub unit and its advertised as having an indoor and outdoor hot tub. It's also a ghost town there. For the first 2 days we didn't see another person around besides workers. It sits right next to Beloved which is busy so it was a little reassuring we weren't completely secluded.

We had inquired about beach and pool service and were told they do have a Beach Club restaurant but we weren't told they are only opened from 11am-6pm. Definitely recommend having groceries. We never made it to the recommended restaurants that are described as a "short" walk. One, it would not be a short walk and two we actually couldn't see what path we were supposed to take and there was never anyone around to ask or signs. That's also the downside to this being so secluded and vacant. You can't just stop someone to ask a question so if you don't really know your way or have a plan on excursions you're a little lost. We did try and ask their provided concierge about excursions but she wasn't much help at all. We popped in at Beloved and they helped us tremendously!

In the beginning of booking we had some discrepancies in pricing based on what vrbo shows and what owner was telling me. After a lot of back and forth she agreed to honor the vrbo rate. We checked in for 6 nights and realized we only had 1 towel each so I emailed her. She told me that's all they provide as outlined in the agreement (which it's not) and she and her husband only use 1 bc they don't feel they "get very dirty" but were welcome to wash them. The unit is described as providing laundry soap but there was none and the dryer doesn't dry. A 2nd email came over saying she would have Ernesto (who is great btw!) bring more towels bc she wanted us to enjoy our stay. It seemed passive aggressive and she could have just responded with that first.

We chartered the yacht and its a 5 star! Patricio was amazing!! Overall the unit is beautiful but it's too far from the beach for our preference and too vacant. We like privacy but this was on another level. We feel it was a little oversold without full disclosure and falsely advertising a hot tub wasn't appreciated. Especially when that's a designated search

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to issue a correction to this guest's comments. We explain that our penthouse is privately located and has an ocean view, which is correct. It has a full ocean view on the North side of the expansive balcony, which is visible from our photos posted on the site. The beach is only a 5 minute walk. We explain this to all our guests. In our opinion, this qualifies as a "short walk." The LaAmada Residences have spa tubs, rather than hot tubs, and it is advertised as such. Due to the extremely hot temperatures of the Caribbean climate, no one wants to sit in steaming hot water. Not sure why this was important to this guest, but she never specifically inquired about this prior to deciding to rent. No beach restaurant is open 24/7 because it is on the beach. We have private chef services we offer at a very economical price (less than $10.00 per person). This guest booked chef services twice and then cancelled them with very short notice to our chef. We also provide a Grocery List and advance shopping services that our Property Manager takes care of for our guests. All our guests absolutely love his convenient option and use it so that they arrive to a completely stocked kitchen. The pathway to take the "short walk" to the nearby restaurants is immediately behind the penthouse and the 24/7 security guard is available at all times to provide directions. Our Property Manager is also available 24/7. As to towel services, our Lease Agreement is very clear about the towel service for our guests and we delivered free additional towels immediately to these guests, upon their request; even though we should have charged an additional fee pursuant to our Lease. As to the issue with the pricing, we have 3 different websites for our property and this guest was looking at a different website pricing. Once I explained this to her, I agreed to give her the lowest advertised rate. This guest was very concerned in advance of booking how she would retrieve her security deposit and what conditions would have to occur for it not to be returned. Perhaps this was a clue to their behavior. According to the feedback from our Property Manager, this guest was intoxicated most of her stay and the 2 male adults in the group were running around and hitting each other like "spring breakers" every time our Manager saw them. While I am sorry that these guests did not have the time they expected to have, our luxury penthouse is not suited to partiers.
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Relaxing oasis and very friendly staff

  • 5 of 5

La Amada is about 15 min drive from restaurants and shopping areas but worth the driving.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Deborah's condo is even nicer than in the pics. Ernesto was great. Well equipped and supplied. Very comfortable beds. Very quiet. This condo is part of a large complex that didn't do well during the recession. As a result not all units were sold and it was sold off in pieces to different developers. But this has not affected up keep or service. Other than the beach club which had nice light fare (ceviche guacamole salad fresh coconut) however there are not restaurants in the part of the complex where the condo is located. There is one hotel that will allow non-guests but it was about a mile away and since we had no car we would just take taxies downtown or to hotel zone. My family loved that we had so much Undisturbed peace and quiet! The spa was beautiful but we decided to use an independent spa in the hotel zone called bamboo spa which was great and less than half the price. Overall we highly recommend this condo if you are looking for luxury and a bit of solitude!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation at its best.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and very relaxing! We loved it! The privacy was awesome and the space and surrounding areas were amazing!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always thrilled to receive feedback about a positive experience that our guests have while staying in our luxury penthouse. We work very hard to maintain our five star customer service rating! Thanks for the great remarks. We look forward to being your vacation destination again, the next time your travels bring you back to Cancun. Warm Caribbean Regards, Deborah
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely relaxing time here at this location. Ernesto was the best of answering questions, groceries prior to arriving and dinner recommendations. The condo itself was beautiful, we all took naps on the patio in the beds/loungers. We only had 5 people on the beach or pool. The beach pool and beach, we were served by the restaurant at the beach club. We walked down on the lighted trail to the hotel. Just ck into hotel with your I'd and let them know you want to eat there. Great relaxing vacation. Be sure to get your pessos at the airport and enough for your visitime. It is expensive to exchange there and best to use them. Loved the condo for our family and roof pool!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous private and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We rented 2 penthouse condos - one being this one and one across the hallway. Both of the units are managed by Ernesto. This condo was absolutely stunning and our group of 8 people enjoyed every minute in the 2 units. The unit is very comfortable with everything you need for a week stay. There are 2 beautiful seperate bedrooms/bathrooms and they are comfortable, clean and large. The King suite was incredible with a comfy bed, seperate bathtub, glorious rain shower and patio door to the super large deck. The other bedroom has a Queen bed with a futon for extra guests and a small kitchen area. That room also has a whirlpool tub in the bathroom. The main area is equally beautiful and large. The kitchen has everthing needed (a few more kitchen towels would be nice) There is wifi that worked great and satellite TV so you can watch TV if needed but you are in Mexico so that is unnecessary to us! The view from the property is more jungle but it is serene. We loved the view from the other unit as it looked out directly over the Marina and there was much to see. There is bottled water provided and there is a washer/dryer combo machine if you want to do laundry. Be aware that it really doesn't dry the clothes so there is a drying rack provided and we had no problem with the clothes drying on the deck.

Ernesto is a great caretaker and he was readily available by phone. He cooked for us the first evening and it was an amazing dinner - (we should have had him cook for us multiple times) He will also provide transportation and other services but we made those plans ourselves.

In regards to the property, be aware that it is quite quiet. The beach is awesome and the beach club is gorgeous and we pretty much had the property to ourselves. We had many drinks and lunches at the beach club and the prices and quality of food and drink is excellent. We scheduled a private dinner on our last night there and again it was outstanding - would do that more than once as well. You do however have to book that the day before. They were so accomodating that they even changed their day off to cook for us!

We would totally recommend this property if you are looking for a quiet place to totally unwind and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

As far as the owner, she is great to work with. She and her husband had just purchased the property and she has great communication - I highly suggest renting their place!

Oh - the rooftop pool is amazing!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Maintenance Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

- Last minute deals are negotiable. Our calendar is typically shown as open because if we are booked, we have access to other similar properties that we can line up for you to rent!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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