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mariela wilhelm

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish


7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Zona Hotelera Condo Rental Photos and Description

PUNTA CANCUN LOCATION,free parking,high security, 2 pools, restaurant,elevators

Perfectly located; within 1 block of deluxe grocery store, 2 malls, top clubs, convenience stores/pharmacies/laundromat, car rental, on bus route.

WIFI, kitchenette, satellite TV, air conditioning, hot water, balcony

Keyless entry, triple thickness windows, anti hurricane shutters, black out curtains

We rent to families, couples and groups of up to 3 responsible adults

MAXIMUM allowed by admin is 5 including baby/small child

NOTE: ALLERGEN FREE: we rent exclusively to non smokers and rent to non or light drinkers only


also 1. our condo and amenities are reserved for our guests only

2. person booking must be part of group staying

3. For everyone's safety and enjoyment we require that our guests be free of criminal conviction and not drink excessively

4. Minimum 23 years of age

Maximum stay is 14 nights

Weekend stays must include both Friday and Saturday, MINIMUM 4 NIGHTS ON WEEKENDS

Check in is after 4pm and no later than 10 pm as staff member has to let you in

If paying through Homeaway, your trip has to be at least 10 days away. If your stay is less than 9 nights away we accept Paypal, emt (for fellow Canadians)

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
mariela wilhelm (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About mariela wilhelm

World traveller,designer (UCHImama), inventor of kangaroo care wrap, former ICU nurse, married to a professor, mother of four kids. I bought this condo in July 2009 and have taken extremely good care/maintained it/renovated it regularly.

mariela wilhelm purchased this condo in 2009

Why mariela wilhelm chose Cancun

Our condo hotel is one of Cancun's original buildings, it has been restored significantly in the last 2 years while retaining its unique architectural style. LOCATION! AWESOME beaches; crescent shaped shallow Gaviota Azul on left side and Chac Mool (surfing) on other side. Punta Cancun location; clubs, malls, supermarket within minutes walk! Bigger than a hotel room.

What makes this condo unique

Definitely the location, can't beat it! Pools and restaurant face the beach not the boulevard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mariela and Pierre, Thank you very much for letting us stay at your condo. It was just right for us. The only thing I used the kitchen for was making coffee in the morning; we ate out. The shower worked just fine as did the air conditioner. We could not use the safe deposit box because the battery light came on. I put the sheets and towels we used in a pile, and left everything else as we found it. My son and I enjoyed our vacation.

Best, Linda and Paul K, Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 2011
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based on 7 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.285714 based on 9 reviews

Charming holiday rental

  • 4 of 5

We were greeted by a very professional manager and pleasant security staff.

This updated condo has access to one of Cancun's most beautiful crescent beaches. It Is comfortable and well maintained. Ideal for a family holiday. Situated near a surfing school, some small Mexican cafes and clubs and a topnotch supermarket for fine wines, gourmet foods and the staples needed for day to day needs.

We are contemplating booking again next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back anytime!
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Perfect for what we wanted! Right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Maria was great. She was very helpful in setting up our stay. The condo was perfect for what we were looking for, not directly in the entertainment area but close enough to walk there. The beach was beautiful. The price was reasonable.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for great review. You're welcome back anytime.
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Our new favorite home in Cancun!

  • 5 of 5

We love our new home in Cancun, in fact, my kids would like to move in and live there permanently. The condo is very convenient. Location could not be better if you don't want to bother with the car and be able to go everywhere. Big beautiful supermarket is walking distance. Convenience store is literally next door. We were not interested in clubs but they are all around as are many restaurants. We loved Natura restaurant right next door though. Great food with lots of variety and amazing juices and smoothes. There is also a taco/burrito stand next door which had delicious stuff. Traffic gets really heavy right at that area after 6pm so it is best to venture out on foot. There is also a lovely market with all kinds of local fare, souvenirs, jewelry, hats, blankets and suchlike across the street. It is very fun to walk around and it is seemingly open at all hours. The condo itself could not be nicer - you get exactly what you see in the pictures and more. It is small but very conveniently appointed. We were two adults and two kids and we had plenty of space. Kids were very comfortable on futon chair beds and nice bedding was provided for all the beds as well as plenty of towels. The kitchen is equipped with everything you may possibly need and everything is clean and new and taken care of. We did not have any issues with using the hot water heater and air conditioning worked great as well. Wifi worked great. The view is to die for - you look out on to the pool and the ocean. White ships go by. Parasails. Surfers. Kids can just run down the steps to a very nice pool and from there on to the beach. And back. Nice showers by the pool. The beach is gorgeous. Clean, great shells to be found, very calm in the morning for boogie boarding and great evening waves provided lots of body surfing and wave jumping fun for all of us. Kids swam in the pool for hours on end while I enjoyed comfortable lounge chairs and a book. They are doing lots of construction on that complex - I have a feeling it will be even nicer on our next visit to Cancun. Mariela was the most welcoming and perfect host. She provided all the info, set up the locks for us (digital lock is a huge convenience by the way!), advised us on where to go, was available at all hours for questions and suggestions and even had the grace to admire my children's pictures, which I could not resist sending. All in all, this was one of the best vacations we ever had. Thank you Mariela and Ocean Dreams Hotel!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great price, best location

  • 4 of 5

Just got back from a 7 night trip to Cancun, rented this condo w/my husband & 14-year-old son. This condo got 4 vs. 5 stars only because I think the condo complex could make some changes (upgrades), which they are in the process of doing. The condo complex service was excellent, grounds were clean & well maintained and the condo itself had an amazing view, was super clean, nicely decorated and in the best location in Cancun for fun!

A few notes to guests: I didn't see an iron and that's something I often use when traveling - was able to hang my clothes on the small square clothes line area on the porch in the morning to wear at night or the next day and the wrinkles from being packed were gone, so it wasn't really that big of a deal, but something other guests should be prepared for. Also, bring your own blow dryer (most condos don't have them like hotels).

There were 4 towels for personal use, several hand towels & wash cloths, but if you are one to wash your face daily or don't like to re-use a towel the whole week (and don't want to go to the Laundromat), you might want to bring some extra of your own. It's as big as the average hotel room, kitchen has everything you would need to make small meals; separate room is not completely closed off (open at the top to rest of the condo). Bed is maybe a full size, could be queen but is small for a queen (US standards) & my only complaint is that the bed was a bit too soft for me, but that's just a personal preference. My son is 6 ft tall, he fit on both the futon & the pull out chair that turns into a bed (pictured above). The condo was perfect size for us 3.

There's a restaurant right downstairs, which is nice for drinks/lunch/snacks while on the beach or at the pool, if you don't feel like using the kitchen. It's so close to the Cancun main attraction areas as stated above; saved a lot of money and time by being right there where the action is. Also, the beach is more private than the other beaches near by - they were FULL of people on the sand and water on the weekend but of course those were the hotel beaches; it was nice to have a bit more privacy. Also, we traveled to the west of the peninsula and that side of Cancun had boring water - no waves. There were tons of waves on this beach, lots of fun and the water is so blue and clear, sand so soft and wasn't rocky like other beaches we've been to.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your excellent review! The bed is indeed a double bed, not Queen size. The room has to be opened for safety reasons (air to enter room). We used to provide an iron and tabletop ironing board but for fire safety, got rid of those and the hair dryer disappeared so many times, I refuse to replace it. Those items are not in the description.
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Girasol - Cancun

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Mariela for letting us use your condo. It was everything that you said it was...clean, decorated like a showroom, beautiful view of the pools, beach and endless ocean! The kids and I had a wonderful time swimming, bodyboarding, tanning, shopping and just relaxing. It was a 2 min walk to shopping and night life (Hard Rock Cafe, CoCo Bongo, The City, Hooters, Senior Frogs, Chile's, Dominos, McD's, etc). The staff was wonderful always asking if we need anything. The Cafe staff made sure my Tequila Sunrise was ready at poolside every day! Thank you again for giving us a great introduction to Cancun!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy to hear all went well. It is a nice place, we strive to make everyone's stay comfortable and the location can't be beat! Mariela
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Alberta, Canada

Everything you need!

  • 4 of 5

We rented one week during our spring break and loved it! We had already experienced the all-inclusive holiday but this time, we wanted the accessibility and freedom to experience the different flavours that Cancun offered. Girasol is walking distance from all the restaurants, shopping and nightlife so after we enjoyed the beach fun, we would venture out and choose where we would dine. During the day, we prepared our breakfast in the condo, lunch and snacks , managed to successfully make a good guacamole with the groceries purchased just a bus ride away. The restaurant downstairs is quaint, friendly and makes an amazing ceviche. (we would sometimes get it "to go" for our happy hour on the balcony.) The balcony is awesome around 3 or 4 pm and in the evening for a relaxing night cap before bed. We have two daughters 11 and 15 then, and didn't mind having them head out to the beach alone before we did. We could watch them from the balcony, writing messages in the sand. We loved having all the amenities in the room, using the boogie boards for playing, the kitchenette is fully equipped, it is modern and clean. It was a perfect size for a family of 4. Loved the separate room and would also recommend this for a couple on a romantic getaway. The beach is fabulous. We packed a soft cooler with beverages and spent the sunny day playing and relaxing on the beach. Our trip to Isla Mujeres was simple, purchasing the ticket from the ferry(a cab ride away) no time restriction with a tour, rented our own golf cart on the island and explored to our own leisure. Thanks M and P! Hope to do it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As you can see, our condo is ideally located. It's true that the restaurant offers excellent food at affordable prices. Mariela
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Cancun International
Nearest Barpub
top clubs within 2-5 minutes walk
Nearest Ferry
Plaza Caracol, 5 minute walk
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
nearby Bonanpak
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Carlos and Charlie's
Nearest Beach
on the beach
Car: not necessary

TOP CLUBS 2-5 minutes walk, New Chedraui Select grocery store 6-8 minutes walk! 2 luxury malls, souvenir market across the street.


Rates & Availability

Zona Hotelera Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
FALL 2016
Sep 19 2016 - Oct 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2016
Oct 28 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 20 2017 - Jun 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $189

Calendar and rates correct till June 22nd, 2017 (after this date: STANDARD RATE DOESN'T APPLY, contact).Max stay is 14 nights. Friday/Saturday must be booked together unless odd Friday/Saturday available. We rent to non smokers and people who don't drink alcohol excessively. Futon sofa and futon chair beds have a weight tolerance of 200 lbs 90 kg max. If all are adults, maximum we can accommodate is 3 people, all must be 23 years or older. WE DO NOT RENT TO GROUPS OF 4 ADULTS or 3 ADULTS and 2 kids. Occupancy of 4-5 is for families with 1-2 adults and children (0-17 yrs). Check in after 4pm and no later than 10 pm as staff meets you at security gate. Please do not book automatically if stay is less than 10 days away.Cleaning and laundry are done after you leave. READ CONTRACT.

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Zona Hotelera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 528 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 room set up, vanity/closet separate from shower/toilet. We have a hot water tank (electric) 38L capacity (better than our hotel's 9L tanks)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Main living area and hall - Full size futon is for 1 person
  • Double bed, sleeps 2 adults. Main living area has a full sized futon, slightly smaller than double bed, sleeps 1 adult or 2 kids, max 200 lbs. There are 2 chair beds, max weight tolerance of 200 lbs
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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