About the property
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Beachfront Studio - 2 Queen, 1 Bath, Balcony Overlooks the Sea; NEWLY RENOVATED
Newly renovated in Oct. 2017! We overlook the Sea - not the details! Simply put, this is the BEST view of the Caribbean Sea and the Cancun strip that you can possibly get! No property is closer to the Sea than we are! There is nothing between you and the ocean except a beautiful sandy white beach! Your view is 180 degrees of pure heaven! This is the view you have always wanted but rarely, if ever, get! Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. Private! No pool or restaurant noise heard from this unit!
Welcome to your home away from home! This is NOT a hotel; these are individually owned units and as such, each owner is responsible for their own units. Just like your home town, some people take good care of their place and others do not. We DO and we are always updating things! Here you won't find a hotel lobby, bell boys, maids putting chocolates on your pillow, or fancy soaps/shampoos in the bathroom (although I do provide some in case you forgot yours). If you need these kinds of amenities, there are other full service places in Cancun that would suit you better at a price to match! But, if you enjoy feeling like you are staying in someone's private apartment, then you have come to the right place! Once you get the key from our on-site manager, and you open the door to your unit, you are 'home!' Welcome! Bienvenidos!
Located in a very private section of Building 4, our highly rated CLEAN and SMOKE-FREE studio apartment contains two comfortable Queen size pillow-top beds (sleeps four) with plenty of new pillows. Many Mexican resorts have thin mattresses - some are even on concrete slabs or have no box spring. Not ours! We have box springs and nice thick pillow-top mattresses! We also provide newer bedding (sheets/pillow cases).
The new granite kitchenette contains:
- NEW (2017) stainless refrigerator/freezer (3/4 of the size of a US fridge)
- NEW (2017) Two burner glass top range
- 12 cup coffee maker
- Convection oven
- Electric fry pan
- Blender (gotta have that!)
- Quesadilla maker
- Sandwich maker
- Pizza maker
- Electric water cooler
A full-size electric George Foreman grill is available for your use out on the balcony
We also have a Keurig one cup coffee maker, if you prefer that option.
A granite breakfast bar provides space to prepare and eat meals, play games, or entertain.
A ceiling fan and mini-split air conditioner keeps you comfortable in warmer months, but the breezes from the Sea are fantastic and hearing the ocean's waves at night is the perfect sleep aid during winter months. We also have an oscillating fan for more air movement, if needed.
Clean pots/pans/Corelle dishes/cutlery/spices/barware are all provided so you can leisurely eat in while enjoying the best view in Cancun!
Newly renovated bathroom in Oct. 2017! New mirror, tiles, lighting, granite counter top, and sink! Shower is tiled with a new shower head for awesome water pressure. Safety handle and shower mat to ensure your safety.
Bath, hand towels and wash cloths are provided. A lovely stained glass window adds a quaint Mexican charm to the shower. It creates a lovely glow when viewed from the hallway outside.
We also have for your convenience:
- Flat screen cable TV with Amazon Firestick
- DVD player (bring your own DVD's or use collection of 100+)
- In-room electronic safe
- Sunbrella balcony chairs
- Free dedicated WiFi
- Iron and ironing board
- Sound machine with various sounds
- Beach chairs and beach umbrella
Freshly painted room & new balcony tiles (2017)
Laundry on-site (but who wants to do laundry on vacation?)
Convenience store (at front gate) sells bread, eggs, butter, tortillas, snacks, soda, beer, etc., as well as water bottles (about $3 USD) to refill your in-room water cooler.
Our infinity pool (newly renovated in November 2014) with divided wading section for youngsters is surrounded by chaise lounges and palapas (thatched umbrellas for those who want shade). The best spot in the pool is at the edge where you can people watch those on the beach and soak in the sight of the Sea and the sound of the waves. You could stay here all day -- and sometimes people do!
An on-site restaurant and bar (accepts pesos, USD, or credit cards) at pool level serves meals from breakfast to dinner and has a wood fired pizza oven. The restaurant also features a roof top sunning area with a small dip pool (meal/drink purchase required). You can see the dip pool from your balcony. (See photos.)
A swing set/slide on the beach is available for the little ones.
- The condo complex offers gated 24-hour security
- A public bus stop (10.5 pesos per ride or about 85 cents USD) is just outside the front gate with frequent buses running until 4 am
- Taxis readily available and can be called at the security gate. (They arrive in 30 seconds or less!)
See our calendar for daily rate and availability. Rates includes all taxes/fees. The only extra fee -- if you wish to request it -- is for Maid Service at approximately $20 USD per day you require it. Most people do not request maid service, but it is up to you and you might wish to have this service if you are staying longer than a week. Upon arrival, you can let our on-site manager, Carmen, know if you wish to have maid service and which days you require it. (I pay your exit cleaning.)
An OXXO convenience store (similar to '7 Eleven' stores) across the street offers prepared foods, groceries, beer, snacks, etc., just like convenience stores in the USA, although we like to patronize the store on our property.
Navios restaurant across the street has excellent food and provides a romantic atmosphere with tables out on the lagoon deck or under a large thatched 'palapa.' Prices start at around $17 USD. For a more casual and inexpensive evening, 19.5 KM Burger (also across the street next to OXXO) has great Angus burgers, burritos, fajitas, fish tacos, etc., and also serves breakfast on the lagoon. It is open late. Don't miss these places for at least one 'sunset dinner!' For REALLY authentic Mexican, El Galion, also on the lagoon side, but to the right as you exit the front gates, is a lunchtime favorite of locals. Here you can eat $1 fish tacos and $1 Corona beer with your toes in the sand, right next to the lagoon under a big thatched roof. Don't be surprised if a guitar player serenades you here! We can give you more recommendations! I will email you my personally created 30+ page booklet upon receipt of your deposit. In it you'll find all kinds of information about airport transportation, where to eat, what to do, etc. No one gives you this much info! See our Facebook page (search for Kaifesh's Cancun Plaza Condo) that you might wish to join. I post tips and photos, and I invite my guests to do the same.
We have never had problems with water or food quality in Cancun.
Nearby are some other great restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing. The Mayan ruins of El Rey are within walking distance and the new Mayan Museum is also nearby. On the beach you can find parasailing and jet skiing just 90 seconds from your unit. Other water sports and fishing can be arranged as well. Golfing can be found at the Iberostar Golf Course just down the street. (I had a guest hit a hole in one there!) Isla Mujeres is a wonderful day trip that will make you feel like you are a million miles from home (you can get to the Playa Tortuga ferry by bus).
The sea turtles (and we have plenty of them!) lay their eggs from end of May to October. You'll see them swimming in the morning hours after they have laid their 100+ eggs on our beach the night before. The hatchlings start to come out of their shells around August to October (45 day gestation time) and it is great fun for young and old to release the babies into the Sea during the evening hours when they have a better chance of avoiding the pelican and sea gull predators. This miracle of nature is something everyone should see!
I hope I have convinced you to come to Cancun. All you need is a bathing suit, beach towel, sunscreen, and a few sundresses/polo shirts & shorts for evening. Even the best restaurants in Cancun allow shorts, but if in doubt, call ahead to find out.
We find this to be a very safe area and we have never had security concerns. My 80 year old parents don't hesitate to ride the bus at night here. Of course, you should not let your guard down just because you are on vacation. Lock your valuables in our electronic safe when not in the room, lock the unit when gone, and use the security 'stick' in the track of the sliding door if you want to leave it open for air when not in the room. We have tried to supply you with everything to keep you feeling safe and secure. It is 'overkill' on my end, but I want you to have the perfect vacation with no worries!
Lastly, all Cancun Plaza units are privately owned, and the quality of each unit depends upon each owner. Some invest in their units (as we do) while others don't. Some owners have turned their units over to rental companies whose standards are not worthy of your hard-earned money. Some don't even provide the basics!
Read OUR reviews on VRBO. These are OUR reviews for unit #4203 and not reviews for any other units at Cancun Plaza. (Note, we are NOT affiliated with BSEA Cancun Plaza.)
Don't be fooled! You get what you pay for. If you want the BEST VIEW, we have it! We overlook only the Sea -- not the details that will make your stay memorable. Look no further, you have found paradise!
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. ~Author unknown
Don't miss our video found under the MANAGER INFO tab and then Links to More Information (just under Contact Us : Speaks English).
Finally, I am always available to speak with you about any questions or concerns.
We are a 'home,' not a 'hotel.'
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Marien Kaifesh
We are from Cleveland, Ohio USA and have two daughters (one graduated Ohio University in 2013 and one graduated The Ohio State University in 2016 and is now attending Medical University of South Carolina Pharmacy school in Charleston, S. Carolina). We've been married 30+ years and have vacationed in Hawaii, Tahiti, California, Florida, Bahamas, Bermuda, Europe, the Caribbean, and the west coast of Mexico, but nothing beats Cancun! It is our hands-down favorite! Here's why..... Cancun has smooth white sandy beaches, beautiful warm blue water, historic Mayan ruins, fantastic (reasonably priced!) restaurants, lots of activities, and service-oriented locals who are warm and friendly. What more does a person need? Nothing! A bathing suit, beach towel, sunscreen and a few casual outfits and you're set! Don't bring too many clothes or shoes! You won't wear them all! We first came to Mexico in 1985 for a holiday in Manzanillo on Mexico's west coast, but didn't like the brown sand and cold Pacific ocean. We tried, Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta, too, and got the same result. Then in 2000, we went to Cancun to celebrate my parent's 40th wedding anniversary and did an all-inclusive holiday on the Riviera Maya (south of Cancun). While we loved the resort, our unit was far far away from the Sea. In fact, you couldn't even SEE the ocean from our unit! We continued to come back to other all inclusives on the Riviera Maya, trying different ones, but could NEVER get a Sea view. We always overlooked a garden, or pool, but never the elusive Caribbean Sea. My sister purchased a unit at Cancun Plaza in 2007 and invited us to come see it. We were skeptical. It wasn't an all inclusive and it was in Cancun 'proper' -- on the Strip. I heard it was very 'commercial!' She assured me we would love it and she was right! We bought something before our vacation to Cancun Plaza was over! Commercial? Not this end of the strip! No dazzling lights; no loud music! Peace!
Marien Kaifesh purchased this Studio in 2011
Why Marien Kaifesh chose Hotel Zone
We have been coming to Cancun (specifically, Riviera Maya) since 2000 but could never get a room right on the beach. We were never really interested in Cancun and we weren't sure how safe it was. But after visiting my sister's studio apartment at Cancun Plaza, we were sold that Cancun Plaza was for us! No long walks to/from the pool or beach! No rocky beaches! It's SAFE! The view is stunning! In real estate it is all about location, location, location, and this is no different! You can't get a view like this in too many places without paying a fortune. In the USA, if you pay $100+ a night for a room, you will probably be overlooking a parking lot or dumpster! This is a champagne view on a beer budget! My friends say it is a "Million Dollar" view. We agree! This unit has everything you need...transportation, restaurants, ability to cook your own meals, infinity pool, white sandy beach, etc., all with a quaint Mexican feel. We feel safe even on the buses at night. We started looking at several places, but we decided upon Cancun Plaza because of the unobstructed Sea views and how compact the property is. No long walks to get to anything! Oh, and did we mention the view?? Nothing stands between you and the Sea except a beautiful strip of white sandy beach! We have a sparkling INFINITY POOL overlooking the Sea where you could spend all day just people watching those walking the beach. There is a separate shallow end for young kids and a deeper section for the rest of us. There is an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have a full bar as well as a wood-fired pizza oven. No need to leave the property or cook, if you don't want to. Is Cancun Plaza perfect? No, but it is close. When you are this close to the salty Sea, it quickly takes a toll on the building, appliances (especially air conditioning!), but it is worth it for the proximity to the Sea!
What makes this Studio unique
NEWLY RENOVATED! Location, location, location! You can't beat the 180 degree view of the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea from your private balcony. That was the deciding factor of buying here. Some places may have a partial ocean view, or a little peek of the ocean between buildings, but we have THE view! You don't even have to leave your bed! You can see it just laying there! Every day you will say, 'Look at the color of that water!' You will probably say it 20 times during your visit! All inclusive resorts are nice, and we have been to many of them, but after a while, it gets boring. You feel like you have to stay on property to get your money's worth. Or you feel that you can't get off the property because you are so secluded and far away from everything that it would be a king's ransom in taxi fares. At mega-resorts, you have to take a trolley to/from the beach or to the restaurants, and heaven help you if you forgot something in your room and have to trek all the way back to get it! Not here at Cancun Plaza! Our unit is 60 seconds from the pool and 90 seconds to the beach. The buses run just outside the front gates. No long walks to get anywhere! Don't waste your precious vacation time wandering around huge resorts; come to our condo and immediately relax! My custom made guest booklet gets you acclimated before you even arrive! My videos show you where everything in the complex is! You'll feel totally comfortable since I've provided you everything you need to know. Florida is not always warm and has so many bugs, jelly fish, and frequent bad weather. The west coast of Mexico has brown sand and the cold dark Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is expensive and too far to get to. Cancun safe, affordable, and beautiful! We love it here and hope you will, too! Please check my calendar for availability and rates. We hope to welcome you soon! We've recently renovated our bathroom! It's stunning! We've also added free private WIFI and Amazon Firestick TV.
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What a beautiful place to stay!
We really enjoyed overlooking the water and awakening each day to the sound of the waves! The unit was very clean and had everything we needed! Marien's 30 page guide was so helpful in navigating the area! We are looking forward to our next visit!
It was such a pleasure getting to know you both. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time! Everyone comments on our booklet! It is what sets us apart from the others! ~M
Best view in cancun
We loved staying here! The balcony is even better than we anticipated, you’re right over the beach! My family really enjoyed the pool and the beach was very clean and away from the crowds. The room was well equipped with almost anything you might need. It was very easy to catch the bus to get around. Marien was very accommodating and always available if needed.
Great location with beautiful views!!!
Condo is exactly as described in listing. Ample room for our party of 4. It was very nice to have a kitchen to prepare food in and save on expenses. The store and a few restaurants were not too far away when we needed to grab something or preferred not to cook. Overall we had a great time in Cancun and we had this rental to sleep after long days in the sun. Communication with the owner was excellent. She is very helpful. We will definitely be back! We loved the whole experience.
Thank you for your kind review, and for already booking your next stay!
I loved it!!
The views were great and we were so close to the water. It was the perfect place for us to stay, the beach was not crowded and the Bus was so easy to use to get around. The information provided to us prior to our stay was extremely helpful!! Can’t wait to go back!
I'm glad your family had a wonderful holiday! Come back again! ~M
I cannot say enough good things about our stay at Cancun Plaza! The view was amazing and the weather was wonderful! The condo was neat, clean and stocked with everything you need for a weeks stay. Marien is a great host. The information she provides about her condo and things to do while in Cancun are both informative and helpful. Especially for first time Cancun travelers like my husband and I. Would definitely stay here again!
I'm happy that your first time in Cancun was everything you hoped it would be! Come back and see us again! ~M
Best seats on the beach!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Marien's unit! White sand, turquoise water, the sound of the ocean waves (far away from the party area further north), uncrowded beach (compared to the ant colony like crowds on the beaches towards town!). Quick, easy and cheap to get around by bus. The unit has everything you need, comfortable beds and we enjoyed many meals at the table on the balcony - coffee every morning on the balcony is a must! The property manager Carmen was great to respond to any questions and Marien is a great host! Gracias!!
Glad you found your 2 weeks here exactly what you were looking for! Hope to welcome you back again! ~M
Newly renovated in Oct. 2017! Thank you for considering our lovely top-rated studio unit at Cancun Plaza Condominiums. We are one of the most highly rated units in the entire complex! Read our reviews and then compare against the others. Think about what will make you happy.... Is it an unobstructed view of the Sea? A comfortable pillow-top bed? A private balcony where no one can gawk at you? A cheap price? Now check how we compare with the others. I think you'll see that we come out on top! Cancun Plaza Condominiums are privately owned units located at the quiet southern end of the Hotel Zone (near Club Med and Punta Nizuc) on the best beach in Cancun! At KM 20.5 on Kukulcan Blvd., the airport is an easy 10-15 minutes away via taxi, pre-arranged transportation or rental car (free parking on site). Upon booking, I provide you information on everything you need to know from Mexican Immigration/Customs, to airport transfers, to where to eat, shop, and visit! I answer all your questions promptly and when you get there, you'll feel more like a family member than a tourist. No car is necessary during your stay as inexpensive public bus and taxi services are readily available just outside the front gates. Don't forget to watch our descriptive VIDEO under the 'Manager Info' tab (under Additional Information). Our smoke-free unit is on level 2 (zero being beach level and then the sea wall below that), so you actually feel like you are on the third or fourth floor. High enough to oversee everything but not too high for those who do not like heights. From your balcony, watch the cruise ships sail by nearly every evening, and if you happen to awaken in the wee hours, you may see them slowly making progress until they cruise that last hour into Cozumel. Don't miss the ferry to Isla Mujeres ($19 USD round trip) where you can spend the day touring around on a golf cart, sunning, snorkeling, zip-lining, swimming with dolphins, eating, and shopping. We love to rent a golf cart (about $40 USD) to get to the rugged South Point (Punta Sur) where you'll find ruins of an ancient temple to the fertility goddess, Ixchel, as well as an international sculpture garden ($3 USD admission fee). Or, you can walk from the ferry dock to the North Beach and enjoy a day in the sun there or wander the quaint streets of restaurants and shops. Back on Cancun, if you want nightlife, take the bus 15-20 minutes north where there are plenty of restaurants and bars in the very safe party zone. All the bars you have heard of like Senor Frogs, Coco Bongo, Hard Rock, etc., are here. The new RED Casino is just 10 minutes up the street (highly recommend!). Those interested in visiting cultural areas have many options in the nearby (walking distance) ruins of El Rey, the newer Mayan Cultural Museum (10 minutes by bus), and attractions further afield like Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba, Xcaret, Xplor, and many others! We can provide you information on tour providers and how to book them. Our onsite manager, Carmen, in unit #2104 is happy to assist you with any issues that may arise and she can also lend you boogie boards and books. If you have forgotten anything, just ask! Carmen may have it! Our dedicated and private internet is free and ensures you stay in touch with the world while on vacation! Others offer wifi, but it is not always dependable! Ours is! The best time to visit Cancun? Anytime! We have been there in all seasons including September through November when it is considered not as desirable. Obviously the winter months of December through March are great months to come, but May - September brings the sea turtles laying their eggs on our beach and August - October is when the turtle babies hatch, and we are invited to help release them into the Sea to start their life's journey. It is quite a sight from your balcony seeing these large turtles swimming in the Sea after a long night of laying eggs. I have also seen dolphins jumping in the Sea, but you will need to look closely for them as they are a bit further offshore. We also have many pelicans diving for fish and a nest of osprey on the tower of the hotel just to the north of us. In the afternoon hours, you can see the osprey diving for dinner and bringing an entire fish in their talons and flying it past your balcony enroute to delivering it to the family nest. We hope you will enjoy our little bit of paradise! Note: Our unit is not affiliated with BSEA Cancun Plaza. BSEA is a private group of units trying to run themselves as a hotel. We are not a hotel; we are private owners. We pay Mexican taxes and have full ownership (we are not a timeshare). When something breaks, we pay to fix/replace it. When the towels and sheets get worn out, again, we replace them. You are renting our vacation home, and we are pleased to welcome you as our guest. We want you to be comfortable and feel at home. 'Mi casa es su casa' ('My home is your home').
Rates & Availability
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Please provide arrival/flight details so we can ensure our manager, Carmen, is there to meet you and escort you to your room. Also, I need full names of all staying in the unit in order for Security to let you in the front gate. Refund policy: - 100% refund if notice is given 30 days prior to check in (less $10 USD to cover VRBO transaction fee). - After check-in, an early check-out fee of $80 USD will be assessed per unused day PLUS a $30 USD cleaning fee. As our reviews show, most guests love our unit, but we understand you can't please everybody 100 percent of the time. However, we are not a hotel, so we cannot re-rent a room due to a last minute early check-out, so we hope you will understand our policy on early check-out. Note: There is absolutely NO SMOKING in the unit. Maid service is available, if you require it (optional) at $25 USD per day used.