CasaMayaPlaya, On The Ground Floor!

Villa - Entire home/apt · Beachfront Condominios Punta Cancun, Km. 8.5, Hotel Zone, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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WELCOME TO MY CASA MAYA PLAYA. This is truly one of the most beautiful condos situated on one of the most beautiful oceans in all the world, and you can see yet more photos at my homepage at:

There is also a virtual tour of my home you can look at if you would like to. Please email me to get the link.

DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH AND ON THE GROUND FLOOR, overlooking the incredibly turquoise green and blue water of the Caribbean Sea my home, Casa Maya Playa, has every amenity you can imagine to make your vacation here in Cancun one that will live in your memories for years to come. With its 3 large king-size bedrooms, and its 4 granite and stone bathrooms, my home is the ultimate in luxury beach front living, and is perfect for parties of up to 6 people with grace and ease.

My new home here in Cancun is truly fantastic, and is located directly in the middle of the world famous hotel zone between the Hotel Riu Cancun and the Hotel Fiesta Americana Coral Beach. Its like owning your own private home directly on Waikiki Beach! The location is centralized so that you never have to rent a car as you can walk to almost every attraction Cancun has to offer. Taxis and busses are numerous for those day trips you will want to make to the nearby Mayan ruins of Tulum or other attractions like Splash, or the underwater caves at Xcaret. Of course, cars are available for rent either at the airport or at numerous locations throughout Cancun.

Located on the ground floor, my home has a 45 square yard terrace and looks out onto the beach, ocean and adjoining gardens. You can walk out onto the terrace and then walk a few more feet to the lap pool, and then a few more feet to the beautiful infinity swimming pool, and then down a few steps and you are standing directly on the whitest most beautiful sand in all the world.

It is quite large, about 2,400 square feet with the living room, dining room and master bedroom facing the sea, and goes completely through the building from front to back, so that the 2 back bedrooms open onto private terraces and gardens, also with views to the ocean.

The custom designed kitchen has hand hewn granite countertops, a separate breakfast room table, and has all the amenities to make preparation of meals a delight. Dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker are all there, and various spices are always on hand. The water is UV filtered and is completely safe to drink. There are TVs and DVD/VHS players in each of the 3 bedrooms. We also have a hi speed wireless DSL Internet connection. All you have to do is plug in and you are surfing the web! Additionally, we have free long distance phoning back to the USA.
For those of you who appreciate the finest in amenities, my condo has not only a wonderfully large infinity swimming pool right at the edge of the beach, but also has a 30 meter lap pool with a large waterfall with submerged chaise lounges directly in front of my terrace, so you can lay on the lounges in the pool and sip your favorite tropical drinks while feeling the spray from the waterfall directly behind you. There is also a 3rd swimming pool located on the street side of the building for those of you who want to catch the last rays of the day as the sun sets in the western sky.

There is also a complete spa and fully equipped gymnasium at your disposal 24 hours a day. Also, you will love our spa. I don’t say much about it in my webpage, but we have 3 wonderful masseuses, and the charge is only about $20 a massage, and they also do facials, nails, body wraps, and all that other good stuff that the girls love. Also, our gym is very good. It has all the free weights you need, lots of machines, and also 2 treadmills and 2 elliptical walkers.

Additionally, there is a Protected Kids Playground with swings, slides, etc. in the grassy garden area for the little tots in your family.

The building is completely secure, with 24 hour guards and receptionists to receive all visitors. Parking is private and directly under the condo.

I can tell you that I am in love with my new place, and I know that you would love it also. The Caribbean Sea has the most beautiful water I have ever seen, and I also own a home on Sunset Beach on Oahu, so I know what I am talking about.

Cancun is one of the most exciting places I have ever been to. It has so much history, being home to the Mayan Indian civilization, that you will never be bored while you are here. For those of you who are interested in Mayan culture, The Mayan History Museum is just 2 blocks from my home. The world famous Mayan ruins at Tulum is just a 40 minute drive down the coast. I have put just a couple of photos of it on a separate photo page for you to look at.

All the water sports are within 5 minutes of my home. SCUBA and snorkeling are unsurpassed as the ocean here in Cancun has some of the clearest water in all the world. Jet skis, parasailing, and sunset cruises on big pirate sailing ships are all part of the fun you will find here. By the way, the pirate ships cruise nightly directly in front of my terrace.

Swimming with dolphins and hand-feeding the sharks are one of the many attractions here and is located just 5 minutes away. Don't worry though, the sharks are trained not to bite the tourist's fingers!

The restaurants in Cancun are also world famous for their international cuisine. You will find the best French, Japanese, Chinese, Cuban, Italian, American and even Mongolian restaurants all within 5 to 10 minutes from my home. By the way, you will notice the Mayan influence in cooking here. They use spices that are not found elsewhere, and the local food has a wonderfully distinct flavor. One of my favorites is the local fish known as "Mero", which is Grouper in English, prepared in Mayan spices and steamed inside a banana leaf. Hmmn, nothing better!!

Night clubbing is unsurpassed in Cancun. Virtually every world famous nightclub is represented here, and you have seen them all on entertainment television many times. Carlos and Charlies, Senior Frog's, Coco Bongo, the Hardrock Cafe are just a few. There is even a club here named the "Over Thirty Club" for those of us who like blues and jazz.

There is always something musical going on here in Cancun. Home to the Cancun Jazz festival, Cancun also has many parks in which musical events are always taking place. Also, all the hotels and clubs have live bands, so you will always find music to suit your taste.

World class shopping is all around you, with the beautiful Plaza Caracol being just across the street from my building, and the fabulous Isla Dorada shopping center just 5 minutes away, which is built like Venice, Italy, and has little boats that cruise on the canals through the middle of the shopping center. You will be singing “Arrivederci Roma” in no time at all.

Taxis and buses are numerous for those day trips you will want to make to the nearby Mayan ruins of Tulum or other attractions like Splash, or the underwater caves at Xcaret. Of course, cars are available for rent either at the airport and also right next to the building.

All You Have To Do is bring your Smile and a Swimsuit to have a Great Time!

$500/nt. 1-6 people (July and August)
$500/nt. Regular Holidays
$700/nt. Christmas/New Years
Taxes are included in the above rates.

By the way, be sure to visit my other beautiful homes.

In Hawaii: Aloha From The Sunset Beach House.
(Right on Sunset Beach on the main island of Oahu.)
In Puerto Vallarta, Home Of The Dolphins.
(Right on the ocean in the center of town.)
Also In Puerto Vallarta: Penthouse Of The Dolphins
(Right on the ocean in the center of town.)

I look forward to hearing from you anytime.

Hasta Luego and Aloha,


Paradise in Cancun
Guest: Liz C.
Review Submitted: February 20, 2012 Date of Stay: February 2012
The condo is in one of the best looking buildings in Cancun. The 3 pools & spa are all great - spent time in all of them. The condo itself is so spacious and had everything you could want. There is a washer & dryer so you don't need to pack a lot of clothes. The location on the first floor with the wide veranda was terrific - you could just run back & forth to the pool so easily.
The condo is right next door to where the ferry leaves for Isla Mujeres, which is a fun day trip.
All in all, Casa Maya Playa totally exceeded my expectations!!! I would only stay there when I return to Cancun.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely Perfect Condo with Walkout
Guest: Amy B.
Review Submitted: January 27, 2012 Date of Stay: January 2012
My family consists of two adults and five small children and Michel's property was perfect! We could have spent every day at the condo playing on the beautiful (and private) beach, swimming in the ocean and pools, playing on the playground or just relaxing on our patio and taking all the views in. It was VERY quiet and peaceful and all the neighbors we met were WONDERFUL (especially Jay and Mauricio who shared lunch with us several days while we were there)!!

Walk across the street and have supper at Calyso's (ask for Felipe and he'll take care of you). Or walk less then 50 feet down the beach and hop on the ferry to Isla Mujeres; so fun!!

Book a vacation with Michel and you won't be disappointed. He was very prompt, kind and professional. His property is extremely clean and well cared for; five stars plus and I highly recommend it. We're going to check out his other properties for next year's vacation.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Casa Maya Playa
Guest: Suzy
Review Submitted: January 12, 2012 Date of Stay: December 2011
FIVE STARS *****This property was fabulous, the view was outstanding. We had a wonderful time. The owner is very hands on. This was our first visit to Cancun. Michel was very helpful with his instructions to the Condominium, as well as his insights of Cancun. We were thrilled the moment we arrived at our destination. Not big fans of large Hotels. We were so happy when we found this first floor location. Fearing the description was to good to be true, we were really surprised when Casa Maya Playa more than exceeded or expectations. This property is perfect for all types of vacationers, plenty of room, plenty of sun, and no stairs to climb. The location can't be beat, plenty of great restaurants, shopping and easy transportation. We enjoyed taking the Ferry next door across to Isla Mujeres. We rented a golf cart an drove to the southern tip of the Island (punta sol) and had the best meal ever by the ruins. Totally recommend this adventure -- lots of fun. All I can say is I'm coming back. Michel is proud of his property and it shows. It was clean, large, three bedrooms, four baths all decorated beautifully. I would recommend the property to anyone it's perfect.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A fantastic home from home
Guest: James M.
Review Submitted: December 1, 2011 Date of Stay: November 2011
Hi there,
I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time over the weekend at
your property in Cancun, amazing is more like. The weather was fantastic and we had a much needed break at a crazy time of the year.

Thanks again for making the property available and we are looking forward to doing business again in the future at this property or some of your others if the opportunity arises.

We especially appreciated your little white book with the recommendations for the area.

Thanks again
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Guest: JULIAN (Bournemouth UK)

Date of Stay: 11/04/11 Review Submitted: 11/25/11
We stayed at Casa Maya for two weeks from 4th November through to the 18th. We were a party of four Husband and wife and two grown up sons who wanted their rooms. We arrived at the apartment at around 9.30pm and there was Matt straight away there to help us with our luggage and explain how everything works. The condo is all as described, spacious, comfortable, fully equipped and a home. And the internet worked perfectly everywhere in the apartment. We nearly booked an AI Hotel, and were really glad we didn't. On the first day we went to Walmart by taxi (150 pesos) and stocked up on steaks, smoked salmon, drinks etc etc. There is a 7-11 opposite which is useful for things such as drinks/eggs etc. We know from running our own company that the best way to judge who you are working with is when something goes wrong, well we had two minor problems, one the TV's didn't work but between Matt and Michel they had that up and running asap- we weren't there to watch tv anyway. The second problem was that after emptying the bathtub, water came back up through the drain hole. Well Michel called three times from the USA to make sure everything was fixed and ok- that is service. You can feel totally comfortable that you are renting from someone who REALLY cares and values your custom. Being a ground floor condo meant that you could sit by the pool/s and whenever you wanted nip back to the condo for drinks or refreshments. One tip, We found that the sun went behind the building around 2.30pm every day- don't worry, there is yet another pool hidden around the front of the building that gets the sun all day. The security staff who work here couldn't do enough, the moment you sat on a sun lounger they were out with a cushion and a table. The Gym while small is ten seconds away and appeared nearly always empty, it had everything you would need like the treadmill, cross trainer, weights etc to run off those extra pounds from the great food. We went to many great restaurants, but the two that stood out were Peters, which is an intimate restaurant where Peter is the owner and chef and the food is delicious. The other is called Casa Rolandi which is Italian but serves everything from fish to steak and the setting is just wow. Ask for a table on the outside deck, you won't be disappointed. Michel, if you are reading this which I am sure you will, knowing your attention to detail. A big THANK YOU, you are a gent and we look forward to working with you again.
Recommended for:Age 55+, tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great stay in Cancun
Guest: Ian B. 

Date of Stay: 08/29/11 Review Submitted: 09/21/11
We were very impressed by the quality of the apartment. We found it to be spacious and well laid out and in a complex with a great feel and look. We would not hesitate to recommend the apartment to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxed stay in the heart of Cancun.
Recommended for:Age 55+, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Guest: Sandy (Ca)

Date of Stay: 04/09/11 Review Submitted: 05/23/11
With four kids on vacation ranging from 8 months to 11 years old, it can be a challenge to please everyone. As each day passed at this beautiful property and condominium, we felt so blessed to have discovered it. Matt, the property manager, is like having your own personal concierge on hand 24/7 and he has great tips about what to do and not to do to make your experience even more special. He also is a very positive kind person who does not make you feel badly for getting lost and calling him three times in a row ;). We left for home feeling like we were leaving a place we wanted to call home; therefore, I immediately convinced my husband to go back as a family for summer break. We are counting the days for our extended stay in August! Thank you Michel for sharing your home with our family!!!
Recommended for:Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Our recent stay 4/20/11
Guest: Sue (NY)

Date of Stay: 04/20/11 Review Submitted: 04/28/11
This condo was really incredible. Far exceeded our expectations and even our teenage kids said that they loved it. Initially toyed with the idea of an all-inclusive but didn't want to be "married" to a resort for 6 days. Too much to do in Cancun for that. We opted for this condo and it was fantastic. Very large and spacious, tons of bathrooms and the bedrooms were huge. The beds were like sleeping on a cloud!. And to be able to walk out your door and be ground level with the pools, spa, gym and ocean literally steps away was fantastic. We hated to leave. Michel the owner, and Matt the property manager, were incredible and efficient... always reachable and willing to answer any questions. We would go back without hesitation. Very safe and secure 24/7. Unbelievable!
Recommended for:Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

An exclusive paradise!
Guest: Amanda (Midwest, USA)

Date of Stay: 03/05/11 Review Submitted: 04/17/11
Our vacation was more than we had even hoped for! The condo was meticulously maintained and immaculate and the service from the staff was super. Although the condo is in the center of the hotel district and walking distance to shops and restaurants, we always felt secure and isolated from the noise of the boulevard. Amazing!
Recommended for:Age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Guest: Leslie (Ohio)

Date of Stay: 03/19/11 Review Submitted: 03/27/11
My friends and I just returned from Casa Maya Playa in Cancun. This condo is absolutely stunning. It is everything that the pictures show it to be! The condo is at ground level, and all we had to do was walk out our patio door to access the beautiful grounds, pools, and beach. The location of the condo is also great. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance. There is also a lot of shopping (huge flea market where you can barter and a big mall). The condo is on the bus line, and there is a taxi stand at the Riu Cancun Hotel right next door. The staff at the condo was wonderful to us. They tried very hard to communicate with us despite our language barrier. You will also love Matt, the property manager of the condo. He was there to greet us upon our arrival, and checked on us throughout our stay. Besides being a lot of fun, Matt was invaluable to us as far as where to eat, how much to spend for bus/taxi rides, and what companies to use for our activities. In addition, the condo owner, Michel, called us from California on the day of our arrival to make sure everything was going smoothly. He also gave us a list of restaurants!! If you are going to Cancun, you MUST stay at Casa Maya Playa!!
Recommended for:Age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Our Cancun trip
Guest: Missy (Belmont, NC)

Date of Stay: 02/01/11 Review Submitted: 02/09/11
GREAT time!!!!! Beautiful condo. Matt (property manager) is a JEWEL!!! Was a HUGE help.
Recommended for:Age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Family Vacation
Guest: Rachell (Bay City, MI)

Date of Stay: 01/21/11 Review Submitted: 02/08/11
We were very happy with our stay at this condo. The location is really perfect, we felt very safe with security around all the time and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the fact that we could cook breakfast at the condo and then in the afternoons walk to a place for dinner or take the bus which was right outside the gates. We had a total of 6 people staying with us there was a lot of room and did not feel crowded. It had a washer and dryer and that helped us to keep up on the clothes and towels from laying out. The pictures really do not do this place justice I know speaking from all of us it was a very enjoyable trip. Matt was a huge help he lets you into the condo and helped us with taxis and explained the lay of the land which was amazing he was on call 24/7. Only issue we had was the cable was not working but its not like it was a huge deal we were on vacation and so it would have been nice to watch before bed. I think this place is great for family vacations it was a great trip thank you Michel for everything.. Your home was very much loved by us. Douglas Family
Owner response:I want to thank you for your lovely review. I always strive to insure that my valued guests have the best vacation experience possible and I'm very happy that you had a good time while you were vacationing in my home. I do want to apologize for the cable outage problem, but that was beyond my control. The cable company said that they would fix the problem as fast as possible, but it took longer than any of us expected and so we were without it for 4-5 days, but it was fixed and hopefully we will not experience a cable outage like that again for many years. Once again, many thanks for your lovely review. You were wonderful guests and I look forward to your return anytime in the future. Aloha, Michel
Recommended for:Age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Guest: Cancun explorers (NYC)

Date of Stay: 08/17/10 Review Submitted: 10/25/10
Casa Maya Playa is wonderful! The owner and property manger have taken great care to have everything you want and need. Our party (2 families and 1 child) could not have found a better place to experience Cancun and the surrounding area. Restaurants, entertainment, Mayan ruins, beach, turquoise ocean, we can seriously recommend it to all. Thank you so much.
Recommended for:Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everything you need and more
Guest: Pattie's family (Fort Worth, TX)

Date of Stay: 09/08/10 Review Submitted: 10/14/10
Our stay at Casa Maya Playa was outstanding. The condo was beautiful. We would stay there again. The property manager, Matt, was there to greet us, directed us to our parking spot, helped us get our luggage to the condo and spent time with us to give us the details about the condo. You couldn't have asked for better assistance. We particularly enjoyed the convenient access to the 3 pools. The grounds were lovely and the security staff friendly and helpful. Our stay was extremely enjoyable. We cooked some of our meals and ate at conveniently located restaurants.

Recommended for:Age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 3
Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $2100 /week
Monthly Price: $8000 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • Beautifull facility, site staff very friendly and accomodating, very little beach to actually use at our time of stay March 4-11.

    March 2012
  • Michel was very helpful since the beginning. His property is perfectly located in Cancun. The apartment is in very good condition and the staff at the condo was very helpful at all times. Highly recommended.

    January 2012
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Hi, I'm Michel Rubini, the very happy owner of a beautiful beach home on world famous Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, and 3 wonderful homes in Mexico, 2 in Puerto Vallarta and 1 in Cancun. I am a musician by trade, and I have been playing piano since I was 3 years old. I have always been a beach person and I really enjoy all my homes in all their wonderful locations. I think you will enjoy them also. I came to Mexico in 2004 and fell in love with it immediately. I have been blessed with the good fortune to be able to live here with the wonderful Mexican people and share in their relaxed style of living, where everything slows down just a notch or two from the “hurry up” pace of America. Being a "beach bum" all my life all 4 of my homes are located directly on the beach and (website hidden) be able to sit on my terraces and view the ocean and listen to the sound of the birds and waves is a wonderfully relaxing experience that I look forward to every morning that I am here. I am very happy to be able to share my 4 little pieces of Heaven with you. I hope that you enjoy The Sunset Beach House, Casa Maya Playa, Penthouse Of The Dolphins and Home Of The Dolphins as much as I do. Aloha, Michel
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