About this listing
This room with single bed and private bathroom is part of a modern apartment situated next to a park, near the entrance to the hotel zone. Public transport and taxis are right outside. We have the fastest Internet you'll find in Cancun.
Your room is actually what's known as a service quarter. It's not very big but it's great for a single traveler. There is no air conditioning in the room, but there is a fan and a mosquito net, so it should be comfortable if you're not overly sensitive to heat.
The room has a private en-suite bathroom with shower. Shower gel, shampoo, towel and toilet paper are provided free of charge.
The rooftop pool is a great place to get a tan. It's very private and a cool breeze makes sunbathing very comfortable. The view is simply amazing; you can see across the lagoon towards the beaches of the hotel zone.
The kitchen is fully equipped with an American fridge, a microwave, an oven, a stove, pots, pans and pretty much anything else you might need. You are welcome to use anything, as long as dirty dishes and pots don't linger around for too long.
You are free to use the washing machine and dryer. It's free of charge as long as you don't do laundry more than once every three days.
The Internet connection is unlike any other you will find in Cancun. I have the fastest connection available from two separate companies to ensure maximum uptime because I need a reliable connection to do my job. I doubt you will find better Internet anywhere else in the country.
Interaction with Guests
I also live in the apartment and I am more than willing to help you out when you arrive. If you have any questions feel free to let me know.
This new and very modern apartment is centrally located, only 5 minutes from the new center of Cancun: Plaza Las Americas is a huge mall with over 200 stores, a cinema complex, a huge gym and a supermarket. Despite its central location in Avenida Tulum, one the main streets of Cancun, the area is very tranquil thanks to its proximity to a park. Right outside the building you can find several restaurants, barbers, beauty salons, convenience stores (OXXO) and all major banks, which means it's a very safe area.
It's very easy to get here thanks to it's close proximity to the ADO bus station. A bus departs from the airport every 30 minutes and costs less than $5. When you arrive at the bus station you can take a taxi to the building which should be charging you between $30 and $40 pesos. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport. It should cost between $40usd and $50usd.
Beach lovers will be glad to know the bus stop is only a three minute walk across the park. It takes less than a dollar and only about 10 minutes to arrive to the pristine white beaches Cancun is famous for. I usually go to Playa Marlin on Saturdays to play Ultimate Frisbee and to Playa Forum on Sundays for some volleyball and as my guests you are of course welcome to join! If you're into working out you'll be glad to hear you can work out for free in the park near the entrance of the hotel zone (a five minute walk) where they have recently installed workout equipment next to the playground.
In case you'd like to go on excursions to visit Mayan ruins or any of the vast selection of tourist attractions in the area, I have a friend who can help you out. He owns a travel agency and can get you a discount compared to buying directly from the tour operators.
Buses pass very close to the building and every five minutes or so there is a bus which can take you to the the hotel zone or downtown. Generally the price is between 5 and 15 pesos.
I've never had to wait for more than 5 minutes for a taxi to pass by in Av. Tulum, which is just a few steps from the apartment. Taxis cost 25 pesos for any location downtown and between 80 and 150 pesos for the hotel zone, depending on where you're going. Going to the airport might take some negotiating but usually 150 pesos should be enough.
There is plenty of space to park your car right outside the building. There are security cameras pointed there so it's quite safe to do so.
The nice thing about the apartment is its location. Everything you might need in terms of shopping, banking or eating is within 10 minutes or less walking distance.
Other Things to Note
All bookings must be approved with the roommates so please make sure to include the following information when you make an inquiry or booking;
Purpose of your visit:
Approx time of arrival:
Age(s) and gender(s):
Since you're renting through Airbnb, you will be considered to be our roommate while you're here. You're free to do whatever you like, as long you're respectful of the other occupants of the apartment and building. Different people might have a different idea of the ideal way for roommates to live together, but the way we do it is as such;
- We clean up after ourselves; the common areas are always left tidy and at least reasonably clean.
- We don't smoke or allow others to smoke inside. Feel free to use the balcony but get rid of your buds and ashes.
- When you use any plates, glasses, pots or pans that they're cleaned and put back in their place preferably immediately but at least the same day (or the next morning if it's late already).
- The sink: don't stack anything in there if you're not going to clean it right away because then it becomes a hassle for others to use the sink.
- Items of which we only have one (such as the blender or metal bowl) have to be cleaned immediately after use so someone else can use it when needed. Cutlery doesn't have to be cleaned; just place it in one of the plastic jars on the left of the sink.
- Please clean any stains or other food spills immediately since the floor tiles can absorb stains and they will never come out.
- Don't leave stuff lying around unless you'll be back for it shortly.
- The window in the living room; please make sure it's closed in the evening as well as the curtain since the sun can get quite intense in the morning and damages the sofas. Last person to use the living room in the evening should make sure of this.
- Lights, fans and A/C; please turn them off when you're not using a room.
- All doors (and cupboards) should be left closed to avoid the wind slamming them shut, with exception of the little room with the washer/dryer which has to be open when it's running to avoid condensation on the wood.
- Make sure to keep the front door locked at all times.
That's all I can think of right now, though as I mentioned common sense must be applied. For instance, the fact that I didn't mention juggling flaming knives in the living room doesn't mean it's not frowned upon. There's a park right next to the building, should you be so inclined :-)