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Luxury Penthouse with sound-proof doors, private solarium and roof top pool

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Penthouse condo with 2 BR/4 BTH, private 1000 sq' solarium & roof top pool

I traveled across Mexico and other parts of the world to merge different elements of design into our Penthouse at the Meridian, aspiring to make it a comfortable and 'homey' place for all of our guests to enjoy and relax. The penthouse faces the South, offering private jungle and sea views with lots of light. I find from experience, it's much appreciated to have more details than is what our Penthouse offers:


Custom made solid wood king bed w/ high end mattress, 2 night stands with side lamps, A/C, ceiling fan, custom ceiling spot lighting with 2 way dimmer switches, 600 thread count sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets, towels: ALL 100 % luxury high thread count cotton, area rug and bed-side rugs, sheers and drapes, USA imported Hurricane Resistant/ Burglary proof/ Sound proof sliding doors opening up to a private, furnished balcony with views to the jungle and ocean, wall to wall huge built in closets with shelves and drawers, en-suite full bathroom with bathtub/shower and custom installed tempered glass doors, side 'make-up' niche, coded safe


(2) Twin beds, which can also be made into a King sized bed for couples, w/ high end mattresses, A/C, ceiling fan, custom ceiling spot lighting with 2 way dimmer switches, en-suite full bathroom with large shower stall and custom installed tempered glass panel, built in closets with shelves and drawers, separate 5 drawer dresser, sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets, towels: ALL 100 % luxury high thread count cotton, huge closets, custom installed Hurricane Resistant /Burglary proof/ Sound proof sliding windows, with black-out curtains, area rugs

KITCHEN: With a lot of natural light

Custom designed & imported European high-end kitchen, with a large, sliding kitchen window, enormous cupboard space with separate pantry, custom granite counters with bar top counter & stools, top of the line TEKA appliances: refrigerator, double, 10” deep stainless steel sink, .75 HP disposal, retractable faucet, 5 burner gas cook top, 220 volt built in oven, built-in downdraft with exhaust to outside, SS microwave, coffee maker, espresso maker, pots, pans, silverware, all kitchen utensils, cutting knives, cutting boards, toaster, blender, beaters, dishes, tupperware, serving dishes, hand blown glassware/stemware, placemats, cloth napkins and tablecloths for indoor and the roof top solarium table


Huge, 8’ wide x 3’ deep x 7' tall, custom built pantry with shelves and matching doors from kitchen cabinetry.


Custom-made solid wood dining table with 6 chairs, side credenza, 3 barstools, imported Morrocan chandelier.


Comfy, 3 cushion sofa, 2 side chairs, sofa table, 2 taburetes, area rug, low credenza, A/C, ceiling fan/light, , 42” LCD /HD wall mounted TV, DVD/CD player, USA DISH TV/satellite, stereo system with additional speakers, CD player, MP3 player. Wall to wall custom installed Hurricane Resistant, / Burglary proof/ Sound proof sliding doors opening up to a private, furnished balcony with seating for 4, with views to the jungle & ocean and custom lighting



Floating staircase from main level to solarium, custom installed Hurricane Resistant / Burglary proof/ Sound proof swing door, opening up to a private 4th level roof top area with custom built-in seating with sunbrella cushions, table for seating area, wood slatted and covered trellis above seating area, curtains surrounding the seating area, 5 beautiful plants with lights, custom wall and ceiling lighting, 2 teak chaise lounges with sunbrella cushions, umbrella with stand, teak dining table with 4 chairs & cushions, glass and stone wall sconces, private Jacuzzi with jungle and sea views, custom, mosaic tiled outdoor, private shower, bar area with granite, sink and SS BBQ, ½ bathroom, beach towels and pool towels, full laundry room with Bosch washer and dryer. Direct private, locked access to the roof top pool from the private solarium. The solarium faces the South and therefore offers ample lighting throughout the day for sun bathers.


Venetian Plaster paint finish




BOSCH, TOP OF THE LINE ‘TANKLESS’ WATER HEATER (you never run out of HOT water and can fill the Jacuzzi without waiting) + Booster pump for added water pressure




All towels, sheets, comforters and pillows are of high thread count and were imported from the USA

Locked, gated entry on 40th and 42nd Streets

One designated, off-street parking

Two security guards: one at each entrance

Beautifully lanscaped ground throughout the building

Roof top pool with lounge chairs

More Details

Tracy Redwood
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

Why Tracy Redwood chose Zazil-ha

When we first visited Playa del Carmen in 2005, we knew we had to be a part of it, a place that we could forever come to, whether to visit, live and work or retire to. The tranquility and friendliness in Playa surpasses many other place we have visited. I think this is due to the 'people' here that are from all over the world and come together to make Playa such a memorable place, filled with dreams that turn to reality. Playa del Carmen will always be a very special place for us. We remodeled and designed our penthouse so that it would be a special place for our guests to enjoy and relax in. Our goal was to make it as comfortable as your home away from home, while providing the amenities that you are used to. Because our climate in Playa offers year round outdoor engagement, we thought it was particularly important to furnish our 1000 sq' private solarium as we would an indoor living space, offering seating, dining, lounging and romance. Many friends that we have come to know seem to have the same story-they come to Playa for vacation and never leave. Playa is truly a gem, what more can I say, experience it first hand and you will be convinced...come and enjoy paradise!

What makes this condo unique

The Meridian (completed in 2006 ), is a 36 unit / 3 story (the roof-top pool is on the 4th level) condominium building with amazing floor plans, beautiful gardens and a roof top pool. There are only 12 PH units, each with direct private access to the pool area. When we first looked in the area in 2005, we realized that it was very isolated and thought of that as a plus, as far as privacy- which it did turn out to be. Now 6+ years later, it's still a quite area and very desirable, yet 5th Av and the beach are less than 2 blocks away. With the North End's constant growth and demand, there are many more restaurants, bars and stores nearby - yet the Meridian is still a bit off of the main drag and therefore continues to offer peace and quiet, while maintaining it's proximity to whatever it is one may desire. Our building is small enough get to know all of the permanent Ex-Pats, as well as the repetitive guests that come to enjoy Playa year after year for months at a time.


Zazil-ha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We do not accept any renters attending the BPM or other music festivals
  • Holiday rentals are not refundable: X-Mas, New Years, Easter & Thanksgiving
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Guest en-suite bathroom - toilet , shower , large shower stall with custom tempered glass shower door
    Bathroom off of the Living Room - toilet , Beautifully decorated 1/2 bath with custom sink & window
    Private solarium bathroom - toilet , Beautifully decorated, private 1/2 bath in the solarium
    Private solarium shower - outdoor shower , Mosaic tiled, private outdoor shower
    Master en-suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite bathroom w/ make-up niche just outside bathroom
  • Master en-suite full bathroom: En-suite full bathroom with bathtub/shower and custom installed tempered glass doors, opening window, custom lighting, blow dryer, 'make-up' niche in a separate area just outside the bathroom entrance
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , ~20’ x 16’, huge closets, balcony, private bathroom w/shower
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , ~ 17’ x 15’ / 2 Twin beds or can be 1 King, lots of closets
  • MASTER BEDROOM (APPROX. 20’ x 16’) Custom made solid wood king bed w/ high end mattress, 2 night stands with side lamps, A/C, ceiling fan, custom ceiling spot lighting with 2 way dimmer switches, 600 thread count sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets, towels: ALL 100 % luxury high thread count cotton, area rug and bed-side rugs, sheers and drapes, USA imported Hurricane Resistant/ Burglary proof/ Sound proof sliding doors opening up to a private, furnished balcony with views to the jungle and ocean, wall to wall huge built in closets with shelves and drawers, en-suite full bathroom with bathtub/shower and custom installed tempered glass doors, side 'make-up' niche, coded safe GUEST BEDROOM (APPROX. 17’ x 15’): (2) Twin beds, which can be made into a King sized bed for couples, w/ high end mattresses, A/C, ceiling fan, custom ceiling spot lighting with 2 way dimmer switches, full bathroom with large shower stall and custom installed tempered glass panel, built in closets+ dresser
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Tours, Personal drivers, Catering, grocery shopping, in condo massages, manicures and pedicures are available upon request for an additional fee


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Luxury Penthouse with sound-proof doors, private solarium and roof top pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic two weeks at this beautifully decorated, perfectly located penthouse condo that offered us absolutely everything we needed. Tracy and Giorgos couldn't have been more attentive and gracious hosts. Everything from the decor, linens, furniture, kitchenware is fresh and in great condition. You will not be disappointed with this lovely place. The condo's private rooftop terrace (that leads to the common area pool) is beautiful with nice views of the area and great lounging, dining, and cocktail areas as well as a private hot tub, shower and bathroom. The soundproof windows and doors made for a super comfortable, quiet and relaxing stay. We've already booked a month-long return.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and are looking forward to your return next year! Thank you!
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GREAT Penthouse with beautiful, private solarium!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! This trip was just for me to relax and what better place than Tracy's penthouse. It has all the comforts of home and the private rooftop solarium was so relaxing-

it is very quite and private and has beautiful jungle views. Playa is an amazing place to spend time alone or with family and friends. It offers an array of restaurants, shops, cafes, etc.. - all with one block from the Penthouse and the beach is also only one block away. So much to see and do or just spend time in this wonderful penthouse, enjoying...Thank you for your warm hospitality! See you in a few months! Allison

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you got to relax...We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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Gorgeous apartment and great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at Tracey's place and want to go back again and again! The apartment is roomy, clean, and well-stocked, and only steps from the main drag where there are tons of shops, restaurants, etc. In the other direction, you're steps from the beach. The private solarium was amazing, although there was so much to do we only grilled up there and ate in one night. Next time....more solarium time! The building pool was pretty nice, usually pretty quiet, and when there were other people there, there was great conversation and a nice little social time.

We went to the ruins (Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza), the aquarium, the 3D museum (really fun), and the local interactive zoo. My husband went SCUBA diving and said it was good. We ate at a bunch of great restaurants and bought lots of local artwork and crafts to bring home.

DEFINITELY want to go back on a yearly basis! Tracey was a great landlady, and responded to any issue quickly and with a smile (eg we had an issue with a bathroom faucet, and she had it taken care of as soon as was possible). She gave great advice on things to do, sites to see, where to get groceries, etc. Building was nice too, overall, cool public areas with lots of foliage, pool was clean, felt safe, secure, well cared for.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you had a great time Barb! Yes, you two did a lot!! Would love to have you back on a yearly basis! I still am dying to see your photos... Take care and see you again soon, Tracy
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  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults & 2 teens) recently stayed for 2 weeks in Tracy's stunning penthouse condo. The photos and previous reviews are accurate. From our initial inquiry to our departure, Tracy was prompt, professional, personable and simply lovely to communicate with. The condo is luxurious and well appointed. The location is a quiet retreat, yet so close to both the best parts of the beach and 5th Avenue. The rooftop truly is a private oasis. We would highly recommend this property. Thanks for everything, Tracy. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Paradise in Playa del Carmen

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed in this luxury penthouse condo over the recent holidays. From our first contact with Tracy over email to our fond good byes when leaving, we were extremely impressed with Tracy’s attention to detail and to her commitment to making our stay a stellar one. Emails from Tracy were prompt and full of practical information and advice about our vacation. Once at the condo, we were awed by the luxury accommodations and the attention to every detail in decorating and in providing extras for our comfort. The condo is spacious and, frankly, spectacular, particularly with the additional space in the penthouse for sunning, its private access to the pool and for entertaining. The condo’s proximity to 5th avenue (1 ½ blocks) provided all the restaurants, cafes and shops we could desire. Close by (1 ½ blocks) was a lovely beach and a bit farther were beach clubs for sunning and/or indulging in margaritas and food on the beach. We are so grateful to Tracy for booking our driver, Fernando, who was always prompt, always informative, and always friendly and charming. There was absolutely nothing more we could have asked for in this terrific condo. We are extremely grateful to Tracy and Georgios for a wonderful vacation !! We will return again as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible penthouse........incredible vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived, including the weather!

Tracy had greeted us upon our arrival to let us in and show us around the penthouse.

She had also arranged to have it semi-fully stocked, as we knew we would be too tired to go shopping.

The place is amazing and has all the amenities you could possibly need, including a brand new 50" Smart TV - which was great for the kids to watch their Netflix! Playa dell Carmen is a beautiful, quaint town with endless shopping, dining and strolling on the famous La Quinta Avenida (which is a cobblestone street, free of vehicles).

We really enjoyed the beaches (which are just one block away) early in the mornings and late in the afternoons.

Our favorite entertainment was the water parks - we were lucky to visit two of them due to the incredible weather.

The Tulum ruins were very interesting and being situated in front of the beach, gave us the chance to go swimming as well. Whatever we did each day, we were always looking forward to return to our 'Home Away from Home' and just relax on the private rooftop. Already planning our trip for next October...

Thanks again for your hospitality and incredible penthouse!

Anastasi & family

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Cancun International (CUN)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Numerous bars are on La Quinta Avenida (5th Ave)
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Juarez and the beach (Cozumel Ferry)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Playa Car, Nick Price, Mayakoba
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Careterra 307
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Numerous restaurants are on La Quinta (5th Ave)
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Coco Beach
Car: not necessary

Our Meridian PH is located on 40th St. at the North end of Playa and faces an unobstructed view of jungle to the South and ocean views to the East. Just 1.5 blocks to the East are the beautiful powder, white sandy beaches where you will find restaurants, live music, beach volleyball, incredible snorkeling (as Playa del Carmen sits in front of the 2nd largest reef), kiteboarding, beach clubs, jet skiing and Hobie cats to rent. A short, 20 minute walk along the beach to the North brings you to the Grand Coral/Mareazul Beach Club, which features a pool, beach chairs and beds, as well as a full restaurant/bar. On your walk back, (just after Coco Bay's Reef Club) stop in at Cannibal Royal's 3 level, '50's style beach bar and restaurant, which serves fantastic seafood creations, as well as homemade pizza. Las Palapas beach, just to the South offers a cozy, sunken beach bar on the sand with Happy Hour daily. If you're in the mood for something more 'trendy', don't miss Mamitas Beach Club, which often hosts nightly live concerts-at no cost! Another great beach venue is Wah Wahs restaurant and bar, which features live music daily, outstanding baby back ribs and always has the big sports game on their gigantic TV. La Quinta Avenida (5th Ave), less than 2 blocks from the PH is filled with restaurants on both sides, all the way to the end of 5th (20 blocks) offering every type of cuisine imaginable, including wine bars, wine pairing menus, a World Beer Club, French, Italian, Argentinean cuisine, to name a few. You will find different options from Uruguay to Germany to Tokyo and of course Playa offers some of the best authentic Mexican cuisine. Some of my favorites include: Piolas for Pizza, Cuevo de Chango for breakfast + atmosphere, Diez for Argentinean meats, Como Como for excellent food with a menu that changes frequently, La Casa del Agua for it's International cuisine and ambiance, Ah Cacao is a must for their home-made brownies and chocolate mousse, La Bodeguita del Medio, a lively Cuban restaurant, just up the street on 5th and 36th featuries live music, salsa and to die for Mojitos. Although not on the main drag, do try Aguas Chiles on 38 St and 25th Ave - I recommend everything on the menu. Most of the restaurants are open for dinner as late midnight. As far as fun, local bars go, Dirty Martini (1st Ave/10th St) is great for Martinis and mingling and Fusion on the beach at 6th St has live bands, food and fabulous mixed drinks. Kitxten on 5th and 26th is known for it's live rock bands. For a real treat, be sure to visit 'Alux' a real underground cenote (cave) restaurant and bar - don't forget your camera! La Quinta Avenida has an eclectic array of shopping from local and traditional hand-made pieces to funky and upscale items. If your passion is snorkeling or scuba diving be sure to take the ferry (Juarez and beach pier) to Cozumel for the day-as it's noted to be some of the best in the world! An alternative is Soloman Bay in Akumal (about 30 minutes South of Playa). Should you fancy water parks, the Riviera Maya offers the most exquisite, natural water parks I have ever experienced: XPLOR is fabulous for zip-lining, cenotes and adventure, XCARET offers cenote tours, a zoo, botanical gardens, several restaurants and their 'famous' Mayan show in the early evening, XEL-HA is a magical place surrounded by water and jungle and a park where you can swim with the dolphins. When you're tired of eating out, do your shopping at MEGA or Walmart; both offer groceries like you would find at home and are only a 15 minute walk and a 5 minute taxi ride back. DAC on 30th Ave and Constituyentes is a must for fresh fruits and vegetables, spices and homemade bread. Another option on CTM (46th St and 15th Ave. on the North side) is Esmeralda's-here you will find fresh fruits and vegetables and they will make you fresh squeezed juices, as well as fresh coconut water; the new 'it' water. Transportation is a breeze in PDC; one can walk almost anywhere, taxi's are everywhere and 'cheap' (do ask the price before committing), there are plenty of rental car places for adventuring outside of Playa and there's always the 'colectivos' (public transportation) that will take you virtually anywhere, including Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum for about $10USD. Playa has several tour companies who will arrange to pick you up and take you on day excursions. Planning a trip to Cancun, take the ADO air-conditioned bus. The beauty of the Riviera Maya is that it offers endless pleasure: you can enjoy it sunbathing at the roof top pool, bronzing on the pristine beaches, zip-lining in the jungla (jungle), cave diving, spear fishing or simply enjoying your margaritas in your private solarium jacuzzi. Once you've experienced Playa, you'll be sure to visit again! So...enjoy and indulge our paradise! For more detailed information to suit your personal needs, please advise and I'll do my best to suffice.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 16.0%

We also can provide airport pick up and return, grocery shopping before your arrival, tour and event planning, local cellular phones, manicures, pedicures and massages in your private PH and catered meals: these services have an additional charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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