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Great Deal! Luxury Beachfront Penthouse! Ocean View, Pool, Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi...!

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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Zazil-ha Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 7

Escape to warm turquoise waters and serene beach strolls with your own Penthouse Caribbean Dream. Savor moonlit margaritas in your private rooftop Jacuzzi with exclusive entrance to the rooftop pool. With a FABULOUS LOCATION just steps from the beach (1/2 block from the beach), and a couple blocks from 5th Avenue, Penthouse Caribbean Dream offers you a modern, comfortable, spacious and totally equipped condo with all the amenities that you need for an amazing vacation with your loved ones. Two bedrooms comfortably sleep 1-6 people. Whether you are coming for fun or a relaxing vacation, you will find everything that you need, the beach is literally across the street, amazing restaurants around the corner, convenience store 5 minutes away, taxis, water activities! A perfect Oasis, plus the building is located in the most up-and-coming area with 24 hr security. Take advantage of our SPECIAL RATES and enjoy your stay in your own Penthouse Caribbean Dream only steps away from the beach!

Things to do in Playa del Carmen: Playa del Carmen boasts miles of sandy, palm lined beaches, bordered by the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Dozens of varied restaurants and hotels are available to meet any budget or taste, and a tranquil and serene atmosphere and attitude that you won't find in tourist meccas like Cancun or Cozumel.

Hit the beach and enjoy many watersports from windsurfing to scuba diving, jetskiing to peaceful snorkeling. Lie on the beach and tan, or boogie the night away to live music at a local hotspot. Take a short daytrip and visit Mayan ruins nestled in the jungle at Coba, or overlooking the Caribbean at Tulum. Visit the natural aquariums at Xel-Ha, or the nearby park at Xcaret.

Stroll along the new pedestrian walkway and discover fine dining and great shopping opportunities. Take a day trip and have an adventure...centoes, snorkeling, ruins, swimming, lagoons - it's all amazing!

Discover the Mayan ruins of Tulum!: Playa del Carmen has some interesting Mayan ruins near by, but if you want to see some truly magnificent pyramids you'll want to visit these sites. Tulum is about a 45 minute ride (by bus, taxi, or rental car) south of Playa del Carmen. The only Mayan city built directly on the sea, Tulum is thought to date from 400-900A.D. After exploring the ruins and enjoying the spectacular view from atop EL CASTILLO.

Don't forget to bring your swim suit! You can take a refreshing dip in the Caribbean from the pristine beach in front of the site. Tulum is the most visited Maya ruin and is the biggest attraction on the coast. It was the only Maya city built on the coast, possibly having housed 2000 people and once functioned as a trade center. There is no question why Tulum holds great significance to the Mayans.

We definitely recommend visiting Tulum, it can be done in half day or a full day, and it's a wonderful opportunity to explore the mysterious and very impressive Mayan world!

Eating in Playa del Carmen & Some Recommendations: There are nearly 75 restaurants in Playa, with foods of every type and price range.

Ah Cacao Chocolate Café, 5ta Ave. at Constituyentes. A chocolate-themed coffee shop, selling chocolate in all its forms (including pure cacao beans). Famous for the brownies. Probably serves the best lattes and espresso in Playa.

Babes Noodles and Bar: Very popular restaurant bar serving Thai-style noodles, loud music, and lots of beer. Two locations: Calle 10 between 5th and 10th, and 5th Ave. between calle 26 and 28.

El Asador de Manolo - Argentine owned restaurant with the best steaks in Playa! Located on 5th Avenue between 30 and 32 Streets.

Ileana's Il Pescadore located on the North end of Playa, a newly renamed Italian Restaurant that is a must on any visit to Playa.

La Casa del Agua is on 5th Avenue at 2nd Street, Playa del Carmen. Great ambiance; the Calamari at lunch was excellent !

La Cueva del Chango -Calle 38. Contemporary Mexican cuisine in an offbeat 'jungle garden' setting.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful stay - perfect for my family. Thank you!
Feb 2015
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based on 15 traveler reviews

Great Deal! Luxury Beachfront Penthouse! Ocean View, Pool, Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi...!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 16 reviews

Loved it!! Can't wait to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! It was just perfect for us. The penthouse is so beautiful and spacious, much more than I ever imagined. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. We loved going up to the rooftop terrace which has these amazing tanning beds all around the pool, and having our private jacuzzi was awesome! I thought the location was really cool, within walking distance to the beach club and 5th Avenue! We have stayed in hotels before but this is the first time we stayed at a condo and I must say it was worth every penny! Whitney thank you so much, you have truly outdone yourself! by the way, say hi to Carlos, he was very kind and patient with us. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Anna, It was our pleasure having you and Kevin stay at our Penthouse. We look forward to having you back in Playa to enjoy some more warmth and sunshine! W.
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Mexico City, Mexico

Wonderful Condo right on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This condo in the newer part of PDC is a great option for Family or couples, all furniture is in very good taste, great Wifi, Large TV's, Cable, the Terrace is great for dining outside, the Rooftop Garden private Area is great for entertaining, the Pool has great lounges and view of the Ocean. The Canibal Royal Beach Club which is only one block away has great food and is a perfect place to eat if you do not feel like cooking. It is important to note that you need to walk a few blocks to 5a Av. where all the Restaurants and Bars are. I would stay there again and would recommend it to anybody looking for a nice place to stay, away from the Noise from 5a. Carlos is great Manager, always available and made great recommendations, and they offer cleaning services that are top notch. Whitney, thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Adolphe, Manitoba, Canada

No pool

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at this condo for 6 days in October and were hugely disappointed by the lack of customer service from the property managers. Our first day in the condo was great, the pool had beautiful views, good lounging areas. We eagerly went up on the second day only to find out that the pool was closed. They decided to paint it and so it would not be available for the rest of our trip. We made the property manager aware but had to follow up a few times to get any feedback. Initially, we were told that it was not the condo owners problem, but with some arguing, we were offered a 50$ refund. We expressed our disappointment that 50$ was a fairly low rebate given that the pool is the most important part of the accommodations. We received no further return emails acknowledging our concerns. By this time in the trip, the elevator was no longer working (which made stairs difficult for my elderly parents) and the front parking area was being repaired so we were left to try to find street parking.

We ended up receiving a paypal payment of out deposit plus 50$. The kicker in all all of this was that whomever sent the payment didn't prepay the fees so we had to before we could accept payment. Out of 50$, we were left with 29.25$ as a rebate.

Another few things to keep in mind before booking this unit:

-there is a police station across the street and they have flashing police lights that are on all night which flashes into this unit.

Some of the pictures for this unit are deceiving. This is not a beachfront unit. The complex is beachfront but not this unit. Some if the displayed pictures show the end unit which this is not.

On the whole, this is a great location being close to the beach and to 5th ave. It's in a more residential condo area which made it quieter which we liked. That being said, we liked the building but would never rebook this one.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine, Thank you for your feedback. We are always happy to respond to constructive feedback.However it is difficult to respond to false information. Firstly, I personally respond to all my emails as soon as possible, I personally responded to you when you contacted us, every time. We provided the service which was offered which is that of a VACATION RENTAL, NOT a moving service. You failed to mention that the real purpose of your stay was to move to Playa and that you were using our penthouse as a landing pad and a storage facility for you and your 6 other guests (4 more guests than the 2 that you registered in your reservation form by the way). We didn't realize this until after you left and we spoke with the building security guards. They informed us that you moved out with 20 pieces of luggage and boxes and lots of other stuff because you were apparently moving to Playa with all of your family. While we are happy for you to move to Playa, your intention was clearly different from that of a bona fide traveler. In one of your emails you complained about the security guards not helping you with your luggage. The security guards are there to do their job which is to supervise the building, not to act as valet service, especially not in the case of an international house move! Regarding the pool, on Oct. 15th, we were advised that the pool had to be closed down for that half a day due to a maintenance issue, again this is something that was done as a safety precaution, and it was for half a day only. If the building decided to close the pool for the safety of you and everyone else then that is something we must abide. However and without knowing that you were using our unit as a moving/storage facility, we gave you two beach club passes as a courtesy, for this day. Your last day was October 16th, that day you were out with your moving boxes and stuff, and I did not hear from you again. Your entire security deposit was returned, in full, minus $50 due to the damage on the walls because of your move. Because of your clear breach of contract and for not being a bona fide traveler, we could have kept the entire deposit, however we only charged you $50 in damages. You clearly breached your vacation rental agreement. As for your comments about the police station outside, nobody has ever complained about it. On the contrary, we have received comments that people feel safe with the station being close by. We wish you all the best in your move to Playa.
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  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice. Beautiful condo, amazing roof top pool with breathtaking views of the ocean, 24 hour security, very secure building. The security guards were very friendly and helpful - they helped bring our luggage and groceries up and gave us some tips on where to get cheaper beers. The condo is across the street from the beach and a 5 minute walk to the start of 5th Ave. This place had *everything* you could want. We also really appreciated the digital locks on the outside door and door to condo: no keys to lose and no need to arrange times to be back at condo to let travel companions in - everyone could come and go as they pleased.

Whitney was also very quick to respond to emails once we were there - very reassuring.

The only downside, was the building had no water the last day - but that was most likely due to city infrastructure issues - not uncommon in Mexico.

We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brent, Great to hear that you had an excellent time! We look forward to having you back next year! Best wishes from PDC! Whitney
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Great property, Definitely recommended !!!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed there for 5 night. Place was very clean when we arrived. Very well decorated. Doesn't face the beach but located literally ten steps away from the beach, balcony provides a decent view of the beach. Beds were very comfortable, private Jacuzzi area on the roof was very cool ( Jacuzzi didn't had hot water) and also had private steps leading to the pool which was never too crowded ( also provides a good view of the beach). Condo had a washer/dryer in it, WiFi, beach n regular towels and pretty much everything one would need.

Only two issues we had were power loss only in our unit when we got back from Chichen Itza and no water the other day in the whole building. But the property manager Carlos was able to resolve both the issues promptly. Ricardo, the security guard was extremely helpful in carrying the luggage and was extremely friendly and courteous (Customer service was very satisfactory) . Also there is a 24/7 police post about 20 steps from the building.

Property is within 5 minutes drive to Walmart and 5th avenue which has all the stores/shops one could imagine.

In general it was a good stay and everything was very satisfactory.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Unser, Thank you for your review, we are very happy to know that you had a pleasant stay. We are very sorry for the inconviniences you had, normally this doesn´t happen but we are glad our property manager could be there fast to help you. Thanks again for your words and pleae think in us on your next visit to PDC, we are sure you will come again!! Cheers I
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Amazing place, good location, great for couples!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the penthouse for one week from December 14, 2013. This was our first time in Playa and at this penthouse. Coming from New York, we loved having so much space to ourselves. The first day we went to the Walmart nearby to buy groceries and some snacks for the week. We also found the convenience store at the end of the street very useful. We had breakfast every morning in the kitchen which is huge, then we alternated between going to the pool upstairs and the beach other days. We liked going to the Royal beach club across the street which has some excellent food and music! Having Satellite TV was very convenient, we were able to watch some reality shows in English. We liked having the private terrace just for us in the evening after coming back from the pool or the beach. We are thinking of coming back perhaps with another couple. The place is perfect for two couples because there are two good size bedrooms each with its own bathroom. As for the activities, we went one day snorkeling tour to Cozumel which was great, thanks for the info! The only thing I would suggest is to have more information about car rentals, however the taxis are very cheap, and 5th avenue is a short walk away. The shuttle that you suggested to/from the airport was good. Overall, we had a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Bodeguita de En Medio
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Playa del Carmen Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Playacar Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Carretera Federal
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Origenes Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Playa del Carmen is one of the fastest growing and most fun towns in the Caribbean. An international mix of fun loving travelers come here to enjoy a family vacation, party with friends, enjoy the beaches and just generally immerse themselves in the tropical splendor of it all.

Playa del Carmen or 'Playa' as it's known to the locals, is in the middle of the Riviera Maya in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico's Caribbean vacationland. This place is tons of fun with amazing beaches, fabulous restaurants, loads of attractions and the ferry to Cozumel which runs numerous trips daily. There are taxis everywhere and a couple bus terminals for connections to Riviera Maya vacation resort towns and other parts of Mexico. Playa del Carmen is only 45 minutes from Tulum ruins, or Cancun. It's central location makes it convenient to all the sights & adventures on Mexico's tropical Caribbean coastline.

Other Activities: There's so much to do in Playa, it's hard to know where to begin! Start with a day sunbathing at the beach, go to a beach club and sip a margarita, or just sit at the beach, read your favorite book while you enjoy the sound of the waves and the gentle breeze of the Caribbean! Enjoy live music and loads of festivals on the beach during the months of December and January. If you are a more adventurous and sports kind of person, there are loads of watersports available, try the newest thing in Playa: kitesurfing! Or, rent a waterski, go snorkeling and diving. You will find some of the best reefs in the world! as A popular activity amongst all tourists and locals alike is strolling all along Playa's famous 5th Avenue where you will find shopping, Mexican curiosities, all kinds of restaurants, and the frendliest people in the world! At night time you, walk to 5th Avenue and 12th Street and choose from a varity of fantastic nightclubs, bars, and restaurants for all ages and music styles.

Golf: Do you love golf? There are some fabulous golf clubs in Playa del Carmen and 10-15 minutes away. The closest one to the Penthouse is Golf Club at Playacar. It is located about 10 minutes away. This magnificent par 72 golf course with a distance of 7,144 yards was designed and constructed under the supervision of the famous Architect Robert Von Hagge and is surrounded by a diversity of lakes and exuberant vegetation and is considered the most challenging Course of the region.

There are three other fabulous Golf Clubs near Playa, about 15-20 minutes away. Golf Club Iberostar Playa Paraiso is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course, designed by P.B. Dye. Golf Club Iberostar Playa Paraiso displays a unique design, that meet the standards of any world- class golf course. Golf Club El Camaleon Mayakoba is a work of art designed by Greg Norman located in the supreme luxury resort 'The Fairmont Mayakoba'. This 18-hole, par 72, ows its name toof its diverse layout and ever-changing landscape, which bends through the tropical jungle, dense mangrove, stunning oceanfront stretches of sand and long channels with limestone borders. This multifaceted golf course has a 360-yard double-sided driving range. But there is a lot more to it, the “Club Car Precedent” golf cart fleet, is equipped with GPS yardage information software. The players can record electronically their scores and can order food and drinks from there too!


Rates & Availability

Zazil-ha Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season Special
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $35
Refundable damage deposit $500

All cancellations are charged a minimum $100.00 US administrative fee.
- 90 days prior to arrival – forfeit 25% of full rental amount
- 61 - 90 days prior to arrival - forfeit 50% of full rental amount
- 31 - 60 days prior to arrival - forfeit 75% of full rental amount
- Less than 30 days prior to arrival - forfeit 100% of full rental amount
- Christmas and New Year's weeks - forfeit 100% of full rental amount
- Special Discounted Rates and Specials throughout the year - forfeit 100% of full rental amount

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Zazil-ha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bedroom Full Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Elegant, modern and spacious ensuite bathroom
    2nd Bedroom Full Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Elegant, modern and spacious ensuite bathroom
    Living/Dining Area Guest 1/2 Bathroom - toilet , Guest 1/2 bathroom located in living/dining area
    Private Terrace Full Bathroom - toilet , outdoor shower , Full bathroom located in private terrace near jacuzzi/lounge
  • All bathrooms are modern and spacious. They come with face, body and beach towels! Plus, the entire penthouse has an EXCLUSIVE water purification and filtration system for your own comfort and safety, so water is clean and safe in all areas of the penthouse: kitchen, bathroom sinks, showers, including in the jacuzzi!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , with balcony, lots of closet space, and ensuite bathroom
    2nd Bedroom - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , with window, large closet space and ensuite bathroom
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , a foldable bed is available in case it's needed
  • The Master bedroom includes a lavish King-Sized bed with plus pillows, huge oversized closets, a full-body mirror, safe box to store your valuables and ensuite bathroom with luxury finishes and huge wall mirror. Potlights throught the master bedroom, bed side lamps, huge closet space, your own Air Conditioner control, electronic Ceiling fans, and a private balcony with table and two-chairs viewing the tropical garden! The Second bedroom comfortably sleeps four people on two double beds. An extra guest can also sleep comfortable on a foldable cot if needed. It also comes with its own Air Conditioner , electronic ceiling fans, spacious closets and private ensuite bathroom with modern finishes.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Penthouse Caribbean Dream is perfect for couples, small and medium sized families. It accommodates 1-6 people comfortably. Every area is absolutely spacious and enjoyable! There are many areas: kitchen, dining area, living area, two balconies, large private rooftop deck, plus rooftop pool! The modern kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, including a dish washer, ice maker and microwave. A totally equipped kitchen comes with everything that you need for a relaxing vacation. There's also a gas barbecue in the balcony off the living/dining areas. After a day at the beach, relax in the living area and enjoy the 50 inch Plasma TV, complete with BluRay DVD and over 800 Satellite Channels in English & Spanish, or listen to your favourite music on the iPod docking station. The staircase will take you to your own Oasis! Enjoy your own private rooftop Jacuzzi with lounge area and tanning chairs. Access the rooftop pool directly from your rooftop deck and enjoy panoramic ocean views!

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