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Luxury Penthouse-3347 sq. ft. (311 m)-total space, free internet, 2 bikes, pool

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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps six. 5 private terraces, roof-top garden,

Welcome to Luna Caribe--Our Home in Tulum.

Perfect for families or responsible sharing couples.

Although like other booking sites, there is a HomeAway service fee, we hope to save you money by having no charge for cleaning, no damage deposit and we pay the taxes. Free internet, free Netflix and two free bikes for your use also. No hidden charges. We welcome requests if you'd like more information.

Quiet location: Between the town and the beaches. 11 minutes by bike to town or beaches. A 3 minute drive to beaches or town. Great supermarket 2 minutes away.

Ten Years in Tulum Helping Guests --several of whom return each year. Our first home (now sold) was in the town but we love our new location--quieter and closer to the beaches.

We are happy to pass on our 'local knowledge' We enjoy assisting guests to experience a memorable vacation in Tulum. We spent a wonderful February and March here this year and did several upgrades. Very good free internet, more original art, new coffee and end tables, more loungers, new full size washer and dryer, new roof top tables, new smart T.V., and new living room furniture.

Please check the calendar on this webpage for available dates and rates.

3 Bedrooms--3 Full Bathrooms:

Largest condo for rent in the complex. Enjoy the room and privacy of three large bedrooms and three full bathrooms with walk-in showers. No need for sleeping on sofa-beds or sharing bathrooms. Lots of room for our adult children, their spouses and grandkids!

Enjoy the fantastic space and privacy of this 3 bedroom penthouse condo in the eco-development of Aldea Zama. Spectacular views over the jungle canopy. Five private terraces, balconies and private rooftop with jacuzzi totals 3347 sq. ft (311 sq. m) of living space. Native hardwood furniture, indoor and outdoor dining (table for 8), Incredible pool winds though trees preserved by builder. Cooling ocean breezes and air/con throughout. Fully screened.

Free Bikes:

Use our 2 bikes (11 minutes by bike) or walk to the nearby beaches on dedicated paved bike path- 3 minute drive to beaches. Over 50 places to eat on the beach or in the town of Tulum. We have travelled widely and eating out in Tulum town is fantastic value.

Free WiFi, New LG Smart T.V.

Free wireless internet has been upgraded. Good for laptop or tablet. The new LG smart T.V. gives you easy access to free Netflix using our account. We also have a Chromecast connection. BluRay player for DVD's. Mexican satellite T.V.

Two minute drive to a wonderful new supermarket comparable to what you find in Playa del Carmen.

This is a true tropical paradise! You will enjoy the privacy and generous space.

We own the entire third floor and rooftop of the building. With our private terraces and private roof top (not shared) you have 3347 sq.ft. of room. Unlike most condos, no-one will be walking past your door or windows.

Breakfast on the deck as the sun rises and wine on the terrace as the sun sets. The refreshing roof top jacuzzi is great for kids or adults to cool off.


The penthouse is very private and secure. We safely sleep with all the glass terrace doors (screened) open at night to enjoy the breezes in the bedrooms and the living room. We prefer the fresh air but the condo has full air-con. There is controlled entry to the condo project. Off street parking with night security patrol.

At your treetop level you will see many birds: purple grackles, orioles, flycatchers, parrots, swallows and this year we saw a tucan!

Most of the unique furniture is custom made by Mayan craftsmen using local renewable hardwoods. Outdoor dining at the table for eight in the large covered terrace is lovely. There is an indoor dining table for six as well. Also we have two large tables on our huge private rooftop garden area.

Privacy and comfort for six:

Each of the three bedrooms is large and each has its own private balcony or terrace as well as a full bathroom with glass enclosed showers. Plush Serta beds (2 queens and 2 individual) ensure a comfortable night for up to six adult guests. We also have two crib/playpens for little ones.

Large sliding doors let in cooling breezes during quiet evenings. Each room has air/con--but rarely needed. We find the overhead fans usually adequate. Fully screened. Lots of storage in many closets and cabinets.

Modern Kitchen:

Lovely kitchen with quality appliances and beautiful granite counter tops. Bosch cooktop and Oven. Many guests have commented on the complete kitchen with everything that you may need. Not like many spartan timeshares or rental units since we live here too-- and like all the things we have at home in Canada.


The pool and buildings are a very special design and it is probably the nicest project in Tulum. The builders have preserved trees throughout the development and around the pool. While being at the beach is truly wonderful, we enjoy coming home, washing off in the outdoor shower and having a dip in the fresh water of the pool.

$500 U.S. per week deposit holds your dates and the balance is due one month before departure. Pay with PayPal from anywhere in the world and use your credit card to gain points and benefits--or direct deposit to our bank account--either Bank of America for U.S. guests or CIBC for Canadian guests.

Please check the calendar for availability.

We look forward to helping you plan your trip.

Your hosts: Denis and Carolyn.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Denis & Carolyn McDonald
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About Denis & Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn and Denis are retired teachers from Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. Carolyn is a professional artist and Denis does wordworking and tries not to destroy the flowers in the garden with his weedwacker. They have traveled extensively to many countries and lived and worked in Jamaica, England, Australia, Puerto Rico, and of course Canada. Carolyn is originally from Jamaica and you will enjoy her paintings with a Caribbean theme.

Denis & Carolyn McDonald purchased this condo in 2012

Why Denis & Carolyn McDonald chose Quintana Roo

Having lived in the Caribbean for several years during our careers we wanted a place with a rich culture, beautiful beaches, safe, and with friendly people. Tulum has met all our hopes and we love it. We bought our first home (now sold) here ten years ago and Luna Caribe is our new special place. Come--and you will see why.

What makes this condo unique

Three bedrooms each with a full bathroom was important to us. As the largest condo in the complex, it's big enough for our three adult children to visit with us. We love the views over the forest canopy and we are only an eleven minute bike ride to the nearest beaches. Great location close to town and to the famous beaches of Tulum. Secure and quiet. The beautiful pool is an added plus.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Luxury Penthouse-3347 sq. ft. (311 m)-total space, free internet, 2 bikes, pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Denis and Carolyn for sharing your fabulous condo with our family. The location is perfect between the beach and the town of Tulum. We will definetly stay with you again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was everything and more

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 days with our grown up children and loved our home away from home. There was plenty of room for all of us and the kitchen had everything we needed.

The beach was a 10 minute drive and we spent every other day at the beach. It truly is one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. There was lots to do in Tulum from seeing the ruins, great restaurants, beach and pool time. The owners and caretaker were very helpful. Lots of meals enjoyed outside on the patio.

Would definitely recommend this property for anyone wanting to be in between the beach and the town.

Thank you to Denis for making the booking process so easy and comforting. Denis also recommended a great car rental company that we used hassle free.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. Good to hear that like us, you love Tulum. Thanks for caring for our home as you would your own. We also enjoy eating outside on the terrace with the table for eight. One of the joys of Tulum (and Mexico in general) is that you live outside as much as inside so exterior spaces are really part of the home. We are glad that the car rental worked well. We would love to have you return! Happy travels, Denis and Carolyn.
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Awesome stay in Tulum

  • 5 of 5

At the risk of sounding repetitive, I wholeheartedly agree with all the other reviews.

The condo is extremely well situated (Aldea Zamá is great as well), really well appointed and the owner always replied to my emails promptly.

We couldn't have asked for anything better for our stay in Tulum, which was nothing short of wonderful.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what our family needed!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place that would provide a healthy balance of privacy/individual space along with gathered family time, and Luna Caribe proved perfect. Pictures can be deceiving & not always justify the beauty of something, but not so here. The layout, amenities, cleanliness, spaciousness & location were true to the photos & descriptions. In fact, we ate out only 3 times in our week's stay b/c Luna Caribe felt so much like home; we preferred to cook & eat-in together. (Favorite restaurant: El Pollo Bronco. Affordable, generous portions, delish!) We otherwise paced ourselves with days at LabnaHa Cenotes (zipline, canoeing, swimming, cenotes); bicycling through Mayan village at Coba & pyramid climbing; swimming in the Caribbean Sea; shopping along Avenida Tulum; exploring Tulum by bicycles; reading in hammock; dipping in refreshing & beautiful pool. The location of this condo is simultaneously & wonderfully close to town, while away from the hustle & bustle of town. Most importantly, the owners are trustworthy, verifiable, & bend over backwards to help guests enjoy themselves to the hilt. Pls feel free to contact us for any other details. Can't say enough good things...

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very kind review. Part of the pleasure of owning and renting our home in Tulum has been working with folks who appreciate the qualities of the area and the personal care that we try to put into our place. It also helps that we have a wonderful manager who lives nearby and tries very hard to help our guests feel comfortable. We would love to have you back! Best wishes on your future travels! Cheers, Denis and Carolyn--owners.
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Couldn't have asked for a nicer place!

  • 5 of 5

Well this place was perfect! We were 3 couples and we stayed for a week. My partner and I stayed in the room with two individual beds. We pushed them together and couldn't even tell that it was two beds (for anyone concerned with the fact that one room has individual beds). As far as whether the listing was accurate, I would say no, the photos and description didn't do the place justice. It was better than anyone in my party expected. It was very clean and well maintained. I really didn't expect to use the pool much, being in a place with such fantastic beaches, but it was always nice to go for a quick dip in fresh water. Internet was a little spotty, but really that was a good thing. I hate seeing people spend their whole vacation on the internet telling people how much fun they are having, I mean come on, go have fun, you can tell people about it later!

The booking was a very simple process and Dennis provided us with a ton of useful information well in advance of our trip (there was also lots more info in the condo). I would highly recommend this place and will return again!

As for the Tulum area in general, love it. I don't think I saw one building that was more than three storeys in Tulum town or on the beach (so no big resort like complexes!). The beaches are fantastic, you need not go further than the public beach to see just how great it is.

Tulum has many nice little restaurant/bars, and I can't say I have a negative review of any of them, Some top picks:

- Seafood = Camilla Junior (south end of town)

- Tacos, etc = Malquerida (the service was fantastic! and a good place to put back a few cocktails!) - a block south of Scotia Bank about 25 ft down the side street

We visited a few of the Cenotes; Gran Cenote, and Labna Ha (EcoPark). Gran Cenote was very cool, but Labna Ha was something else! Labna Ha is a non-profit that helps support the Mayan people through schooling etc, and is very concerned with low impact tourism. It is a 4-5 hour tour. The morning is pretty much what you would expect. Ziplining, canoeing, and swimming in your own private cenote (with a nice 10-12 ft cliff for jumping and flipping off). But the afternoon.......I'll leave up to you to experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. It's great to hear that others enjoy our home in Tulum as much as we do. We have also found that the space is perfect for up to three couples or for families with the three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Thanks for including details about the area and some places to enjoy a meal. There's so much choice in Tulum and so much to do. We'd love to have you return. We are looking forward to our next visit in June and again in the winter. Happy travels! Denis and Carolyn (owners)
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Luna Caribe - Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We are spending the entire month of September 2013 at Luna Caribe and it is a very spacious, well appointed and maintained apartment that quickly became our home away from home. The comprehensive information provided and ease of booking with Denis and Carolyn (the owners) from the onset was greatly appreciated. This is the largest apartment in the Zama Village complex, and we were so glad to have chosen this for our family. All of the other apartments lack the extra living space and privacy afforded by Luna Caribe, and it is simply the best and most secure. Arriving in Tulum, the instructions provided were 100% accurate and easy to follow and a nice fruit basket awaited us on the kitchen bench. The pool is large, always clean and as per the photos – beautiful! The 2 bikes provided are well maintained and kept under cover (many other apartments leave their bikes in the weather and are very rusty), and they were great to ride to the local OXXO / Pemex service (gas) station (800m), the modern Chedraui supermarket (1.5km), into Tulum pueblo (2km), or to the beach (2.5km). There is a dedicated bike path along the main road and all of the paths and roads are flat, so even bike novices will have no problems. Taxis are cheap and plentiful, and if you want one to pick you up at the apartment, the security guys at the complex (after 5pm weekdays, all day weekends) were happy to call through to their colleagues at the estate entrance on the main road, and flag one down. The free internet provided was fast and reliable, we had no problem talking to friends and family on Skype, and you can access it down at the developing retail plaza area 800m away (kids playground there). When this stage is finished, it will be another great positive for the apartment’s location. No cable television, but Blu-ray DVD and TV provided, not that we used it much, although the kids had some movie days during the days of heavy rain. I would definitely recommend Luna Caribe to anyone looking to visit Tulum and want somewhere secure, comfortable and spacious for a family or group. In a town that offers an array of accommodation, (looking at some of the hotels in person after viewing their websites, many greatly exaggerate their facilities!), Luna Caribe is better than any hotel unless beach front is your priority, even then they are much further away from good amenities and supplies. Thanks Denis and Carolyn for allowing us to stay in your 2nd home.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Trent and Melanie for your kind and thoughtful review. I'm sure that other guests will find your comments helpful. Carolyn and I enjoy sharing our home with others and we are happy that you had a good time in beautiful Tulum. We especially appreciate your detailed notes about the area nearby. We hope that you and the family have an equally great visit to Costa Rica and a safe journey back to Brisbane, Australia--another wonderful part of the world. You are our five star guests!
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Closest condo to the famous Tulum ruins and spectacular beaches.


Rates & Availability

Tulum Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Period
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Complementary wine and fruit on arrival

No cleaning charges. No 'booking fee' and we pay the taxes. Due to care from past guests we no longer take a damage deposit. Luna Caribe is our personal special home in Tulum, not a timeshare or real estate rental. We do ask guests to treat our home with respect. Rates are for up to four. Accommodates 6. $50 per week for each extra guest.We have 2 cribs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tulum Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3347 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , twin sink full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , full bathroom
  • Spacious bedrooms--each with full bathroom and individual balcony or terrace.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • caves
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are sensitive to smoke odors. Smoking only allowed in outdoor areas please.

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