VILLASDEROSA: A SMALL FAMILY OWNED RESORT

Tony DeRosa

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Tony DeRosa

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VILLASDEROSA: A SMALL FAMILY OWNED RESORT

Akumal Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

VillasDeRosa is located 65 miles south of the Cancun airport, on the private bay of Aventuras Akumal. VillasDeRosa offers this one bedroom beach front condo, with satellite TV, CD players, purified water, daily maid services, private bathroom, ceiling fans and air conditioning.

This condo enjoys a private balcony, spacious living area with dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Local or international meals can be catered to your dining room or enjoyed at our roof top bar or pool side café. Our beach bar is conveniently open all day. The swimming pool has both a shallow and a deep end for all guests to enjoy.

If you need more space, we have larger & smaller condos available. Please contact us for availability and rates....

Aquatech, our on-site PADI dive center, is available for reef diving, cenote diving and dive training. Aquatech is a pioneer in cave, cavern and cenote diving since 1984. Snorkeling is excellent just steps from your condo and deep sea fishing, sea kayaks and snorkeling gear are all available.

VillasDeRosa provides private airport transfers and a great service, so you can enjoy your very own Caribbean Holiday.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered

Tony DeRosa

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Nancy and Tony DeRosa came upon Akumal in 1983. They fell in love with the area and scuba diving. In 1985 they designed and built a duplex on this very site. During construction of the building, they discovered the magnificent underwater cave systems in the area and their lives would be forever changed. Deciding to stay in Mexico full time, they rented out the second condo to visiting cave divers and continued to explore the underwater cave systems. Exploration was in full swing, and more and more divers requested to stay with the DeRosas. By the mid 1990's, property next door was purchased and a six condo building was constructed. By then more people were discovering the beauty of the area....not just divers. In the late 1990's another property was purchased, adding another building with 6 more condos and a pool.........all properties are directly on the beach! Soon a four lane highway was completed from Cancun to Tulum and many large all inclusive hotels started to populate the area. Villas DeRosa remains a small family owned and operated resort located on a beautiful beach isolated from the impersonal world growing up around them. Enjoy a simpler time on a beautiful private beach when you stay at Villas DeRosa.

Villas DeRosa is a small family owned and operated resort with amenities that will make your vacation memorable.

We have two condo buildings, with a total of 12 beach front condos. All condos have private terraces overlooking the beach, living room, dining room, full kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Sliding Glass doors and windows in the living room give you a full view of the beach and ocean from your condo. There is a private swimming pool, beach bar, and restaurant with a wonderful food menu. For adventure, the Aquatech Dive Center is on site and specializes in open water diving, cenote diving, and snorkeling tours. We can also arrange deep sea fishing for game fish with a boat directly on the beach by your condo. Nearby you will find the Mayan Ruins, swim with the dolphin programs, several theme & water parks, sailing, and more.

Villas DeRosa is the perfect location for you to enjoy yourself on the beautiful Mexican Caribbean......whether you choose to relax and sun on the beach or poolside, enjoy cocktails, eat fantastic local food specialties or continental menu or adventure out to explore this magnificent area, Villas DeRosa is the perfect location

Step out of your condo directly onto the sand and enjoy the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Let Villas DeRosa become your 'Home on the Beach' where you can eat, live, relax, and play!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Villasderosa: a Small Family Owned Resort
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
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Villasderosa: a Small Family Owned Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p127667vb
(801) 619-9050 (Utah, USA)
Akumal Quintana Roo
Simi Valley
5

PERFECT FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful spot for small to large groups. Away from busy beaches but close enough to go if you want to. There are not enough good things we can say about this place. We have four children 12,10,8,6 and there was something for each kid to truly enjoy. Whether it be swimming in the pool, snorkeling, sand castles, huge turtles on the beach laying eggs. From the moment we got there we were greeted with a smile and the utmost in hospitality. If you like to dive they have have everything you need right there. There were two restaurants on site, fabulous food decent prices. Thank you to everyone at VIlladerosa for making sure our family vacation was a memorable and enjoyable one. We definitely will be returning.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Villasderosa: a Small Family Owned Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p127667vb
(801) 619-9050 (Utah, USA)
Akumal Quintana Roo
5

FEEL LIKE A LOCAL...

  • 5 of 5
Villas de Rosa has a different vibe than other properties in the area, and was perfect for our needs. We stayed in a condo, and enjoyed being able to cook meals for ourselves after shopping at nearby markets. The on-site food is great, though, and we enjoyed the company of the bartender/cook. The small outdoor bar and restaurant was even frequented by guests from nearby all-inclusives who were looking for a more authentic and relaxed experience.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and bilingual in most cases. They took the time to tell us about nearby beaches and cenotes we shouldn't miss, which made for a memorable trip. The owner answered questions we didn't know we had, like how staying on the third floor would be the best fit for us.

The site is very clean and well-maintained. The housekeeping service was beyond our expectations, and was quick to replace a burned-out lightbulb without us having to ask. They also provide courtesies like dish soap, body soap, and shampoo.

Don't miss snorkeling around the reefs that are an easy swim directly out from the Villas' beach--surprising variety of colorful fish, sea life, and coral structures. Also be sure to visit the ruins at Xel-ha and Coba, at least one cenote, the Yal-Ku lagoon for an easy but beautiful experience, and the secluded beach at Xcacel (it's hard to find, so ask the staff). While having a car isn't necessary, we were glad we rented one. We were able to make quick trips to the market, and to visit multiple towns and archaeological sites in one day--and still have time left over to relax on the beach.

While we're not new to international travel, we haven't done a lot of it. The accommodations/location and the staff quickly dispelled any anxieties we had about being in an unfamiliar place. Akumal is more out-of-the-way than Playa del Carmen, but not so remote that new travelers should shy away.

We left feeling more like friends than guests.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Villasderosa: a Small Family Owned Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p127667vb
(801) 619-9050 (Utah, USA)
Akumal Quintana Roo
Nanaimo, BC
5

AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • 5 of 5
Our family was welcomed by a beautiful smiling Rebecca. Our suite was spacious and accommodating! Wake up to sounds of the ocean right out your door! Outstanding snorkeling right on the beach! Tony junior too is a whirl wind of information and hospitality! Ask about the tours with Tony as well with Cora who is next door at the bar! Fantastic margaritas are to be had just watch the swings when sitting at the bar! I hope to return back in the near future!
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Villasderosa: a Small Family Owned Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p127667vb
(801) 619-9050 (Utah, USA)
Akumal Quintana Roo
4

FAMILY VACATION

  • 4 of 5
We have never been to mexico before, and so chose to stay at Villa Derosa for the duration of our 2 week holiday. And were glad we did!!! It was reasonably priced and right on the beach. The ocean view was a breathtaking sight to enjoy our morning coffee over each day! ! The first day we arrived it was early in the day and they were gracious enough to let us put our things in our room early, while the maids cleaned our villa. This allowed us time to venture off to stock up on our groceries from a nearby store. We found the staff very friendly, and full of helpful tips to make our day trip ventures, even more enjoyable. From the time we arrived we were welcomed and felt at home. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I would like to make a suggestion for those with small children. The belcony on our villa lovely but the rail is not safe for those with small kids. Reserve on a lower level if your kids are vey little. We had a number of other family members who took holidays and stayed here at the same time and the facility provided us with a large area around the pool to hang out while the kids played in the water. If I had one small suggestion it would be that the pool could have been emptied and refilled more often as we had kids using the pool several times a day over our stay and I didn't see them empty it once. On a good note..... it was a refreshing place for our kids to play when the ocean was too rough to swim. And for that we were gratful! Just as a side note we considered buying life vests for our kids but we found it afforable to simply rent them for the day off the office and we would often take them with us on our day trips to other beaches as well. The Villas are centrally located so we weren't far from Tulum, Playa del Carmen, or nearby Cenotayes. On the days when the wind died down. We were able to snorkel, and just float on tubes in the ocean out front of the villas. Thanks so much for everything and we won't soon forget our first trip to Mexico!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Please note: Safty nets are available for installation on the balcony for the safety of small children....Tony DeRosa
business
Villasderosa: a Small Family Owned Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p127667vb
(801) 619-9050 (Utah, USA)
Akumal Quintana Roo
Boulder, CO
5

VILLAS DEROSA

  • 5 of 5
This was a lovely place. I'd highly recommend it. It was small, on a lovely beach, with snorkeling and nice swimming. It's close to the hubbub of Akumal and Tulum, but has a more private feel. Their "discover scuba" opportunity let two of our family get a sense of the wonders of scuba. Villas DeRosa was one of the early resorts on the Riviera Maya; they pioneered cave diving in the area; they have a deep commitment to preserving what is so special about the area. I'll return here at the next opportunity.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Villasderosa: a Small Family Owned Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p127667vb
(801) 619-9050 (Utah, USA)
Akumal Quintana Roo
New York City
5

BOB G

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were looking forward to another opportunity to dive the cenotes while in the Riviera Maya. Before going to our vacation club for a good rest we spent a few days with Tony DeRosa, Jr. & staff at Villas DeRosa and used their on-site dive shop, Aquatech & a highly recommended guide, Daniel Ortega Moran to visit cenotes old and new. The grounds and the accomodations at VDR are constantly being improved and we noticed the changes as soon as we arrived. Tony's favorite saying "Mi casa, su casa" was heard often and in earnest. He was always ready to assist, never in too much of a hurry to stop and chat for a while and the word 'no' didn't appear to be part of his vocabulary. On the diving side, Daniel started out as an unknown with large shoes to fill as the guide we were so happy with several times in the past was no longer available. In just minutes Daniel erased all of our concerns and we knew we were in for a wonderful diving experience. While ready to take us to any of our old favorites, it became clear very quickly that Daniel's suggestions would bring us to additional dive sites that we were unaware of and would love as much or more than the ones we'd already explored. So, Thank you Tony for reminding us why we keep coming back to Villas DeRosa again and again. Thank you Daniel for being such a charming, witty, knowledgeable and excellent companion to spend our diving days with. Warmest regards from Bob & Arlene
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Playa Del Carmen
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 307
Nearest Beach
ON The Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
The Beach Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Riviera Maya Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
on site
Nearest Point of Interest
Aventuras Akumal
Car: not necessary
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Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 14 2014
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall/Winter
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 19 2014
1 night minimum stay
$220
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$340
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 19.0%
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) or Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Golf
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
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