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

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,347 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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

A very large luxury condo: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 5 private terraces total 3347 sq. ft. of private indoor and interior space. This is the only 3 bedroom unit for rent in our complex, and with the five private outdoor balconies and terraces, it is the largest condo. Many of our guests comment on the privacy of our home since we own the entire top floor and rooftop garden of the building. Large outdoor spaces are a big plus with no-one walking past your door or windows.

HomeAway, like most holiday websites do charge a booking fee but we hope to save you money with no cleaning charge. We pay the taxes and because of the care from past guests, no damage deposit. We do ask that guests treat our home with respect. Ideal for families and responsible sharing couples.

Two free bikes for your use and good free wireless internet. Free Netflix using our account.

We have had a home in Tulum for ten years and will be happy to pass on our 'local knowledge' We like assisting guests to experience a memorable vacation in Tulum. We receive many kind comments about the home and our wonderful manager who will help you to have a great visit.

This beautiful condo is our own special home in Tulum --not just a rental property. We spend several weeks each year in the home and maintain it in "as new condition".

Pay with the protection and points your credit card gives through HomeAway Payments.

Book with us for personal assistance with your vacation. We recently have taken early retirement from careers in teaching and live on Vancouver Island, Canada. Carolyn is a professional artist and Denis enjoys woodworking. We have lived and worked in Canada, England, Australia, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. After much thought and exploring many areas of Mexico, we have chosen Tulum as our "place in the sun".

Very Large and Private:

Enjoy the fantastic space and privacy of this penthouse condo in the eco-development of Aldea Zama. You have the ENTIRE THIRD FLOOR of the building plus the entire PRIVATE ROOFTOP of the building giving spectacular views over the jungle canopy. Several terraces and private rooftop with jacuzzi. 3347 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor living space. Although we have full air/con, we live outside as much as inside and enjoy the views and breezes with great cross-ventilation.

Native hardwood furniture, granite counter tops, Bosch quality oven and cook top, indoor and outdoor dining (tables for 6 and 8), Incredible pool winds through trees preserved by the builder. Fantastic ocean breezes and air/con throughout. Fully screened.We replaced the original compact stacked washer and dryer with full-sized units.

***New for 2016-2017. We enjoy living here for much of the winter and have made several upgrades. New LG smart T.V.makes getting Netflix really easy using our account and it has a fantastic picture also. New living room furniture, New tables on our private rooftop. New patio chairs --plus we completed many small projects to keep our home in top condition.

Eleven minutes by bike to the nearest beach on a dedicated safe paved bike path. Over 50 places to eat on the beach or in the town of Tulum--a three-minute drive.

Our first home was in the town but we much prefer our new quieter location location outside the town which is nearer the beaches and everything you may need. Two minutes to a great new superstore that rivals anything in Playa.

Five Private Outdoor Living Spaces:

With two bedroom balconies, two large terraces off of the master bedroom and living room, and the entire roof-top of the building as your own space to relax, sunbath in privacy, or to enjoy a drink, you will live outside as much as inside--and all very secure. No-one walking past your entry door or windows.

This is a true tropical paradise! Lots of room for two, four or six guests. You will enjoy the privacy and generous space of having the complete third floor plus the huge private roof top of the building exclusively for your use. Breakfast on the deck as the sun rises and wine on the terrace as the sun sets. The refreshing roof-top jacuzzi and garden is great for kids or adults to cool off. We had a wonderful Jan to March, 2016 here and family with grandkids joined us for Spring Break which they will do again in 2017.

The penthouse is very private and secure. We sleep with all the glass terrace doors (screened) open at night to enjoy the breezes in the bedrooms and the living room.

Off-street parking with night security and controlled entry to the condo project. Quiet and safe location--near beaches and the waterfront and town restaurants.

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

Most of the unique furniture is custom made by Mayan craftsmen using local renewable hardwoods. Outdoor dining at the table for eight in the covered terrace is lovely. There is an indoor dining table for six as well. We have two new dining tables on the rooftop garden area. Carolyn is a professional artist and you will enjoy the original paintings and decor by her throughout the bright and airy rooms.

Three bedrooms and three full bathrooms.

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. 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. Lots of storage in many closets and cabinets. We have two pop-up cribs for small children and a baby back carrier.

Very complete kitchen:

Lovely kitchen with quality appliances and beautiful granite counter tops. Bosch cooktop and oven. Because we live here for several months in the year, you will find Luna Caribe unusually complete --much like your own home.

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.

Remember--no cleaning charge, we pay the taxes, and because of the care from past responsible guests, we no longer take a damage deposit.

Email for more details. We look forward to helping you with your trip to beautiful Tulum.

Your hosts: Denis and Carolyn.

More Details

Denis & Carolyn McDonald
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

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.


Tulum Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3347 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • 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. Full air/con. and screens.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Luxury Penthouse-3347 sq. ft. (311 m)-total space, free internet, 2 bikes, pool
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful condo with ALL amenities you could dream of.

  • 5 of 5

Luma Caribe is a extremely comfortable condo with all the modern amenities. The plethora of outdoor space is wonderful. Our family of five had a wonderful week long vacation and I would highly recommend this condo to any visitors.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very kind review. Our manager, David enjoyed meeting your lovely family and we are very happy to know that you had a great visit to Tulum. We also like the several private outdoor spaces-- and when we are there it seems that we live outside much of the time. We'd love to have you return to Luna Caribe!
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Great place out of the hustle and bustle of the downtown and beach areas.

  • 4 of 5

After our first week of staying in downtown Tulum, this was a nice change with the pool and air conditioning. We did a lot of cooking in the well equipped kitchen, and the quite nights were welcomed after the downtown nights of seemingly endless partying and spontaneous karaoke through the night. Nice to be away from all the hubbub, which means a car is also nice to have to make trips to the store convenient. Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The condo is near everything you need in Tulum and it is lovely, large, bright, and extremely clean. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We do try to keep our home in excellent condition and some of the credit must go to our wonderful manager who treats our guests like family. We would love to have you return. A special thanks for leaving our home so tidy. Much appreciated. Denis and Carolyn McDonald
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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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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Closest condo to the famous Tulum ruins and spectacular beaches.


Rates & Availability

Tulum Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter-Spring 2018
Jan 14 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

No cleaning charges. No 'booking fee' and we pay the taxes.Free internet and free Netflix. Two free bikes for your use. 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. $49 per week for each extra guest.We have 2 cribs.We take a $100 U.S. electricity deposit soon after arrival. We give 300 kw of free electricity per week-- which is enough for normal usage and the deposit will be refunded unless there is overage. A meter reading will be taken at the beginning of your stay and at the end of your visit. Due to careful electricity usage by our guests, we have yet to retain any deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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