|Space||2,688 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This beautiful designers own home is a total of 2,688 sq. feet of all marble floors throughout. It sits about 50 yards from the Caribbean Sea. The villa is located on the grounds of a five-star hotel. Upon entering the villa, there is a separate entrance where you can see the dining area with a mirrored bar, and step down living room. The living room includes a 50' television with DVD and VCR. four beautiful bathrooms, Jet showers shipped to us from Italy. There is a fabulous new kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator with an ice maker and blender. One parking assigment. We also have now the largest beach in Cancun.
There are lounge chairs on every terrace. On the penthouse floor there are 4 lounge chairs. Between the two bedrooms on the second floor there is a queen size futon in the living room there is a queen sofa for additional sleeping. We have had as many as 14 stay at the villa. You don't have to be a 'Hilton' to live like one.
*Tulum (Mayan ruins near the ocean) about 1 1/2 hours away.
*Chichen Itza (Maya Ruins) about 1 hour away.
*Xcaret (swim with the dolphins and terrific night show).
*Xelha, Beautiful water park great for snorkeling.
*Isla Mujures (Island of the Women) beautiful ferry ride.
*Playa Del Carmen (Cruise ship port) very 70's Bohemian.
*Cozumel (great for snorkeling) take the ferry from Playa.
*Fishing excursions daily, the right basin is nearby.
*Cenotes, Exquisite Natural Underground Sinkholes and rivers located about 1 1/2 hours away.
ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION: *INTERNATIONAL FROM ANYWHERE: 011 52 1998883836 *LOCAL (203) 2042453 IN THE U.S.A. MY PHONE # IS 203 940-3000. IF I AM BUSY I WILL RETURN YOUR PHONE CALL WITHIN 24 HOURS.
I AM A INTERIOR DESIGNER /SHOE DESIGNER/CLOTHING. I AM MULTIFACATED.
THE DESIGN OF THE VILLA WAS DONE AS MY HOME UNTIL 2008 WHEN THE OMNI HOTEL DECIDED THEY DID NOT WANT PETS LIVING IN THE VILLAS. I THOUGHT I COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT HAVING MY SHIH TSU BABIES WITH ME, SO WE DECIDED TO RENT THE HOUSE AND MOVE TO AN APARTMENT IN ZONE 8. WE ARE THERE SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR AND ALWAYS ON HAND IF YOU NEED ANYTHING.
I HAVE TRAVELED THE WORLD AND WAS STAYING AT THE OASIS NEXT DOOR AND KEPT LOOKING AT THESE MEDITERREAN HOUSES AND SAYING HOW CHARMING THEY WERE. I CALLED A REAL ESTATE AGENCY, CENTURY 21 AND THEY REFERRED ME TO SKIP. HE SHOWED ME HOMES THAT WERE $800,000 AND IN SUCH DISREPAIR I THOUGHT THIS WASN'T WHAT I WANTED. I FELT THE HOTEL WAS A HAPPY PLACE FILLED WITH FESTIVITIES AND PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN TALK TO AND HAVE A DRINK WITH. BEING ALONE ON THE BEACH WAS NOT WHAT I WANTED. I AM A PEOPLE PERSON AND LIKE MEETING OTHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. THE OMNI IS A WONDERFUL PLACE AND OUTSTANDING IN SERVICE. THE STAFF IS SO FRIENDLY, THEY HAVE BECOME LIKE FAMILY. THIS WAS THE ENVIRONMENT I LOVE TO BE IN. I WILL BE STAYING FOR A LONG WEEKEND NEXT MONTH AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING IN MY FIRST HOME IN MEXICO. EVEN THE GARDENERS THAT WATER THE PLANTS KNOW ME.
THE OMNI IS SITUATED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOTEL ZONE. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL SETTING THAT IS WELL MAINTAINED. THERE ARE 3 SWIMMING POOLS AND 2 HOT TUBS. ONE OF THE HOT TUBS IS ON THE BEACH AND IT IS SO MUCH FUN. WE HAVE THE LARGEST BEACH IN CANCUN AND YOU CAN WALK FOR MILES.
I HAVE AN OUTSTANDING CHEF THAT PACKS A LUNCH FOR ME TO TAKE TO THE BEACH WHENEVER I AM IN RESIDENCE. HE DOES THE BEST FRENCH TOAST I HAVE EVER HAD, EVEN IN PARIS, MONACO, CANNES OR ST. TROPEZ.
HE COMES WITH HIS SON AND THEY WILL COOK THAI, CHINESE, JAPANESE, ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEXICAN AND EVEN AMERICAN. HIS COST IS $120 DAILY PLUS FOOD WHETHER WE HAVE 6 GUESTS OR 12. HIS ROAST TURKEY, LOBSTER BISQUE, CHOCLATE MOUSSE ARE SUPERB. IF ITS TACOS YOU WANT THATS TOO EASY FOR HIM. HE SPEAKS SOME ENGLISH BUT PREFERS TO SPEAK IN HIS NATIVE TONGUE. HE BUYS ALL THE FOOD FOR THE MENUS YOU PLAN, MOSTLY ORGANIC. THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IS BRINGING THE WINE TO DINNER. OR BRING IT TO LUNCH AND DINE ON OUR BEAUTIFUL TERRACE OVERLOOKING THE POOL. BE KING AND QUEEN FOR THE WEEK YOU DESERVE IT.
This was our family's first experience with non-all inclusive accommodations in Mexico and it felt risky. How would we eat? How would we drink? Where are the grocery stores? We don't speak Spanish! It all worked out just perfectly and the vacation was great.
After sending our deposit to Maralyn, she passed along contact information for Fana our local concierge. Fana was great. Fana arranged our airport transports, deep sea fishing trip, daily chef, daily maid service, scuba and offered to help with more but we wanted to try somethings on our own. Before leaving, we sent Fana a grocery list of things we wanted in the frig. We arrived at the resort and Fana was waiting for us to let us into the villa. In the villa, we found Chef Augustine cutting up tomatoes and avocados and making fresh tortilla chips! Amazing. The rest of the trip was just as great.
VILLA - Great location in the resort. 3 separate bedrooms. Clean especially with Ines taking care of the place. She would arrive around 10am and clean until 3 or 4pm each day except Sunday. She also helped us with laundry. The Omni is an a great location as well. Across the main street there is a small pharmacy and grocery store. The city bus stops right out front and one comes by every minute or so. Our only complaint about the Omni (nothing to do with our villa) is the smoking policy which apparently is that smokers can smoke anywhere.
MEALS - In advance, we had arranged to have Chef Augustine prepare dinner each night we were at the villa - best decision ever. Chef Augustine prepared all dinners, got all the groceries, served and cleaned each dinner. He prepared extra of each meal and cut up extra fruit each night to get us through breakfast and lunch until he came back the next day at 3:30pm to start the evening dinner prep. Best $60/night ever spent to have Augustine prepare dinner. That does not include the $30-60 for the actual groceries plus the nightly $10-20 tip. (we never how much to tip). In total, we probably paid on average $120/night for dinner for 7 people ($60+40+20)
ACTIVITIES - As mentioned previously, Fana setup our deep sea fishing and scuba through AquaWorld. We caught 2 sailfish and 4 bonitos. Chef Augustine cooked up our bonito the day we caught them. We spent a day at Explor and loved it. Omni is a major resort so all exclusions make a stop for pickup/drop off.
FINAL WORDS - Loved it. When we come back to Cancun, we'll book again.
We just returned from a fantastic time at Maralyn's villa. It was very clean with wonderful prompt service from Fana and the maid. The villa has great access to the beach and the pool. We utilized the airport pick up and drop off service and it made our trip very smooth. We would highly recommend staying at this villa.
A few tips about the area: Taxi service to get around was $20-$30 USD one way so the bus is much more affordable. We are not accustomed to buses, but we never had to wait and the drivers were very helpful. Look for restaurants off the beaten path. They were great and extremely affordable.
Just returned from a 4 night girls trip to Maralyn's villa. We had 9 women and had plenty of room to be alone or in the group. The villa is much nicer than described - very spacious, nicely updated. There is a private terrace on each floor with incredible views. Three bedrooms with a total of 6 beds plus a futon (that the housekeeper outfitted with bedding) was great for our large group. The bathrooms and bedrooms were large enough for all of us to get ready for the evening at the same time, comfortably. The towels were replaced each day and pool towels are available from the hotel.
The hotel pool was literally steps from our patios - no need to even use the front door! That's what makes this place unique....no waiting for elevators and walking 20 minutes to the beach and pool. Its all steps away! The hotel amenities were nice, but the hotel itself was a little "tired" could use some updating. We rented a cabana on the beach one day and it was wonderful. You have the play the "towel game" a bit and get your towels on the chairs pretty early to have a place to sit - but even with a group of 9, we had no problems.
We hired the chef that Maralyn recommended and wanted to bring him home. He shopped and prepared breakfast and lunch (we went out for dinner) each day and had lunch waiting when we arrived - fish tacos, fresh guacamole/salsa, chips and all the fixings. Just talk with him about what you'd like (he makes it all!) Everything was made from scratch - sauces were incredible and he even fried his own chips for us. Nothing like waking up to fresh squeezed orange juice and the table set for breakfast each day. The downside to this, of course, is that you can't get poolside service or order things ala carte from the hotel at the pool and beach. We didn't mind. The all-inclusive option was ~ $100/day per person. We spent a fraction of that hiring the chef.
The housekeeper, Judy and the concierge, Fana, were accessible and easy to work with. I sent a grocery list and the villa was perfectly stocked when we arrived - beer, wine, soda, etc. There is a large water cooler there with filtered water that we used for coffee, etc. No need for a million water bottles.
In all, it was a fantastic trip. One suggestion I would make to Maralyn is the update the description! Let everyone know that you can offer a chef, hotel transfers, stocking, etc. at a very affordable price! We will return!
We just returned from a ten day visit to Maralyn's villa and truly enjoyed ourselves. The condo is ideally situated within the Omni Resort development as it overlooks two pools with the ocean just a few steps beyond. The unit has an outdoor patio fronting this same direction and was our favorite gathering spot for morning coffee or evening refreshments!
The accommodations are well appointed, equipped and very clean. Our stay included daily housekeeping by Judy who was fantastic and Fana, Maralyn's property manager, was available to us for any of our needs from arranging transportation to and from the airport, restaurant and sightseeing recommendations, etc. We did not hire the chef as others have but only because we like doing our own cooking and also went out to eat many evenings.
The Resort is very well maintained, grounds meticulously manicured and safe (they had professional property personnel positioned in various locations at different times of the day checking to be certain you were guests as you entered the grounds). There were always enough chaise lounges by the pool(s) although you had to claim your spot early in the day if you wanted one on the beach. No surprise though because the ocean water was warm (heavy undertow so beware) and the sand soft. It's easy to find all types of shells, small & large, if that is one of your interests.
We knew renting Maralyn's place did not include the ability to eat at the hotel's restaurants or get poolside/beach beverage service and we did not find it to be a problem at all as the villa is always only a few steps away. Due to our own curiosity, however, we inquired with the hotel if we could "buy" daily passes for food & beverage (including alcohol) and were told we could. They gave us several options which included the range of $45 - $85/day per person (from 9 am - 6 pm). If one couple from our group was willing to attend a one and one-half hour presentation (to sell us timeshares?), the rate was $45 pp per day; if no one was willing to do this (and we weren't), the rate was $85 pp per day.
The resort has a nice fitness center and there was no charge to use it. We took full advantage of that amenity!
It was a great trip and we would highly recommend staying here. Hope you have the opportunity to experience it yourself - you won't be disappointed.
We have stayed at the Omni Villas before as part of an all-inclusive vacation. This is the first time we rented from a private owner and did not do the all-inclusive portion through the hotel. We had a fabulous time and what made it amazing was the absolutely phenomenal personal chef, Agustin. For a minor extra daily fee to feed 8 people, 3 times a day, this was well worth it! The food was better than we have had at the Omni before and their food is good. The rooms were fine and we had housekeeping every day except on Sunday and the holiday. Maraylyn was easy to work with and having the property manager available to us for any issues was a benefit as well. We will definitely be coming back here to stay in the future. Thanks Maraylyn!
We had a great time at Maralyn's villa. It was very nice to stay next to pools and the ocean while having our own get away. Much more enjoyable then renting hotel rooms. Everything was as promised and the property manager Fana was very helpful and easy to contact. He arranged a lot of our sightseeing activities such as deep sea fishing and ruin tours. I would stay here again.
Yucatan /Mayan Riviera
Other Activities: Maya Ruins
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,500|
There is an additional $50 per person each night after 6 people. There is a $1,000 deposit required as security for any damage to the Villa. This is returned within 10 days as long as everything is in the condition you have found it. A check will be issued to you. A 50% deposit is due at the time reservations are made. The balance is due 60 days before arrival. If there is a cancellation within 45 days of arrival, there is no refund, however we would be happy for you to stay another time. We except personal checks, no credit cards. All taxes are included in the rates.
**Special Offer $1000 Off** This discount is for anytime purchased by 2/25/2011. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. **Special Sale Now 30%off starting 02/09/11 until 03/04/2011- can't be combined with any other offers**