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20% discount for rentals in May 2015. New rates for smaller and bigger groups


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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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20% discount for rentals in May 2015. New rates for smaller and bigger groups

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Akumal Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 14

Villa Gauguin is the newest and best located house in North Akumal

Villa Gauguin is an ideal place for those seeking a refined and luxurious environment for their holidays.

Built at the entrance of the Yal-Ku lagoon, it has a unique view of both the ocean and the lagoon. Bordered by a rocky coastline, Villa Gauguin has direct access to the lagoon, a natural aquarium where you can swim. Yal-Ku lagoon is well known for its crystalline waters and fauna. It is the best place for snorkeling , looking for sea turtles which frequent the lagoon.

Villa Gauguin was built in a minimalist style with pure and simple lines allowing a full integration with the natural surroundings. The architectural principle of Villa Gauguin is the “sea” and all its shades.

Once you open the entrance door, you are amazed by the 180° view of the Yal-Ku lagoon. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow a perfect integration of the house and the sea.

Villa Gauguin has 5 bedrooms.

The master bedroom, facing the sea, has a king- size bed and is equipped with a TV set with satelite channels.

Two other bedrooms with seaview have 2 queen-size beds in each room. One of the room has also a TV set with satelite channels.

Two other bedroom with garden view have 2 queen-size beds in each room.

Our villa can sleep 14 persons.

In addition, there is a home theater room with a large TV set. In total, the house has 3 TV sets, all with satelite channels

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a glass table for 5 persons.

The dining room has a glass table and seatings for 12 persons.

The swimming pool with infinity edge is facing the lagoon and has a jacuzzi.

We have 8 lounge chairs around the swimming pool.

There is an outdoor table with 8 chairs for your dining.

A gas BBQ for great outdoors cooking!

Cook available upon request: Our housekeepers, Francisco and Gladys, are excellent cooks and can prepare you an american breakfast or mexican cuisine for lunch or dinner. They can also store groceries and food before your arrival. They will charge you a fee for cooking.

Maid service: Maid service is available 6 days a week.

Our housekeepers will clean the house and the pool. Bed sheets will be change once during your stay.

Towels and beach towels are provided.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dominique (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Another family reunion here at Villa Gauguin.

The house was very interesting to observe. It is so elegantly simple and spacious!

It was so nice to have the fabulous views unobstructed.
Jun 2010
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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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20% discount for rentals in May 2015. New rates for smaller and bigger groups
average rating of 4.928571 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful Home!!

  • 5 of 5

Great home right on the Yal-Ku lagoon. Be sure to bring water shoes, as the coral is very rough! The house is well suited for families; and has all the needed items. The housekeepers, Francisco and Gladys are delightful. They are great cooks and very helpful regarding the area. We hope to be back one day soon!

The Lyons

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

From the moment we opened the fabulous front door & looked straight out to the water, we knew we had landed in paradise! The home was just as it was described - beautiful. We loved every moment of our stay and the reviews were accurate. Just a few minor items... Many, many light bulbs burnt out however, I have a feeling that this was done on purpose to save on electricity. It wasn't as though it really caused us any lighting issues however; was very evident. The pool as beautiful as it was, it is in need of tile repair. Many broken & missing tiles. We enjoyed it thoroughly in spite of the tile issue. We slept well & with 13 people never felt as though we were on top of each other. Everyone had their space. Speaking of space...the outdoor space pool side was wonderfully laid out with very very nice outdoor furniture. It was ideal for entertaining & outdoor dining which we did a great deal of during our stay. As for restaurants, our favorites that we visited multiple times during our stay was the Italian restaurant across the street from the villa - FANTASTIC - and a huge favorite fun time with good food, La Buena Vida -BEST. Fish Tacos! My daughter and her fiancé stumbled upon this gem when staying in Akumal last year and highly recommended this destination for our family vacation. We were not disappointed & loved our stay in the villa. One suggestion...more bath towels, wash clothes and hand towels. As the week progressed, they were not properly replaced and we had to ask for what we needed at times. The caretakers, Francesco & his wife, were warm & welcoming. As stated, they kept their distance and were not intrusive but happy to assist if you need them. The views, the snorkeling - everything about the location is perfect! We used Riviera Maya Groceries website & did our grocery shopping on line and it was delivered & waiting for us in the home upon our arrival. Within 5 minutes we were enjoying cocktails & the incredible view. Thank you, Dominique for sharing your beautiful home with us. You were a pleasure to deal with and there is no doubt that my family & I will be returning in the future. Best Regards, Janice Jones & Family

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janice, Thanks a lot for your review and comments. I will check the lighting and tiles issues with our housekeeper to fix them as soon as possible. I can ensure you we are not trying to save on the electricity costs! We would be delighted to welcome you again at Villa Gauguin . With my best personal regards, Dominique

The Perfect Setting for Magic!

  • 5 of 5

The property itself is stunning and accommodating.

But where I was truly impressed was with Francisco and Gladys, the house staff and private chefs! - Such hospitality, care and thoughtfulness, I will recommend this stay and these house managers to anyone!

The ONLY qualm we had with any of the process was via Ron and Sherrie, who seemed to not have the best answers to logistics questions, such as, what type of transportation to use from the airport, how to give drivers directions, etc.

Other than that, it was a perfect 10!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katie, Thank you for your comments on Gladys, Francisco and our house. I will inform the rental agency of your comments about their staff Best regards Dominique

Espectacular! todo un placer

  • 5 of 5

Fuimos con la familia completa, la atención excelente, la casa maravillosa, todo perfecto

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect setting for a family/close friend get away

  • 5 of 5

Villa Gauguin is a gem. Rarely does a property exceed the pictures but Villa Gauguin does exactly that. The layout was perfect for five couples. We spent most of our time outside at the outdoor dining area and around the pool. The multiple living areas on the first and second floor provided more than enough room to get away from the group when needed or to have a small group conversation. The housekeepers are unobtrusive and keep things very clean and will cook a great meal for those times you don't want to go out. They are also friendly and very pleasant.

We visited Yal Ku Lagoon two times (paid once and swam there carefully the second time) and enjoyed the swimming and the statues in the park. It is a 2 minute walk. Go in and left and look below the mangrove roots. Many cool fish and great, clear water though it was murky the day after the one rain we had.

We rented several bikes and a golf cart and were able to get our group to the main area of Akumal for several meals and a diving trip.

I would strongly recommend this property as a great place to spend a special vacation get a way.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Relaxing Visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our families first visit to the Akumal area and what a treat it was! Renting Villa Gauguin for the week was easy. The owner always got back to me quickly with answers to any questions I had. The owners directions from the airport seemed vague but steered us right to the front door without one wrong turn. Other family members, with the same set of directions, had more difficulty finding the house. Maybe landmarks along the way would have helped them. I know that the pouring down rain (luckily cleared up) certainly didn't help. We arrived to Villa Gauguin late, so the house was lit up and absolutely beautiful. The front door (I want one of these) is grandiose and says Welcome! One side of the house (ocean side) is virtually made of glass - the view doesn't get much better than this! The listing description is accurate. The house and grounds are impeccably cared for. Our family of 11 had plenty of room to spread out when we needed to, and just the right spaces to share. The children (ages 4, 10,11,12) had hrs of fun in the pool. The keepers of the house, Francisco and Gladys, are wonderful. They cooked quite a few meals for our family. Our favorite was a lobster dinner, which was way tastier than the lobster we tried at one of the high end restaurants in Akumal. Francisco does an excellent job on the grill and makes a perfect marguerita. They even made special food items a couple of times for my 4 year old daughter. Well worth the cost and we estimate that we saved money by dining in. What a bonus to our trip. And I must not forget to mention that Yal-Ku Lagoon and its plentiful beauty is right there. The lagoon is such a special place. We spent many hours snorkeling. It would have been nice to have access to paddle boards at the house. I asked Francisco if he knew where to rent them. Apparently, unavailable at any of the dive shops in Akumal. Francisco brought out a few blow up rafts for the kids to use in the pool.

We enjoyed Que Onde (sp?) bar and restaurant. Friendly service, yummy ice cream, nachos, great drinks and ambiance, and we had a delicious dinner there on Christmas Eve. My favorite restaurant in Akumal and very convenient, since it is right across the road from Villa Gauguin. We did a paddle boarding/snorkeling visit to Casa Cenote with Extreme Control. Fun day and worth the $ if you also paddle out to the ocean reef. Akumal and Villa Gauguin are the perfect way to spend a relaxing vacation!! Gracias!!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pushya, Thank you for your review and comments. I will review the driving instructions to make them more friendly. Best regards Dominique


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
La Buena Vida
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bahia Principe Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
la Buena Vida
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Half Moon Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Villa Gauguin is located in Akumal, without doubt the quietest and most picturesque village at the heart of the Mayan Riviera.

Akumal, “Turtle’s nest” in Mayan, is a favorite place for the sea turtles to lay their eggs. Akumal has two bays with beautiful beaches, ideal for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving as the corral reef is very closed to the coastline. In the surroundings of Akumal, there are some 200 entrances to the “cenotes”, subterranean caves with depths up to 170 yards and very clear waters. The main centers for scuba diving in “cenotes” are in Akumal.

For the golf fanatics,the new Rivera Maya Golf Club of Bahia Principe is only 10 minutes away from the house


Rates & Availability

From $570 Per night

Akumal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Apr 11 2015 - Aug 21 2015
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 22 2015 - Nov 13 2015
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 14 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Holidays Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes These rates are for a group of 12 persons.
Maximum occupancy is 16 persons. Over base occupancy of 12 persons, we add 250 USD per week for each additional child below 9 years old and 500 USD per week for each additional adult or child above 9 years old.

In Low and Mid Seasons, for group up to 8 persons , the weekly rates are respectively 4000 US and 4500 USD but for 4 bedrooms not 5 bedrooms

In High and Mid season the rental period mus start or finish a Saturday or a Sunday

The 20% discount for May 2015 rentals is for renting period of minimum 1 week

Cancellation Policy

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Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • A bedroom with a queen-size bed with private view to the large interior garden of the villa on the first floor. The upstairs is comprised of 3 rooms with mesmerizing views on the lagoon and the Ocean: - a parent room with a king size bed, a TV set with satelite channels, a walking double closet and a bathroom - two children rooms, each furnished with 2 queen size beds, closet and private bathroom. One has aTV set with satelite channels A guest room, furnished with 2 queen-size beds, closet and private bathroom with balconies and views on the mangrove of the Yucatan peninsula complete this second floor: All bedrooms have noiseless LG air conditioning devices of the most innovative models and tower ventilators with remote control.
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lagoon front villa with 6,300 square feet. Max Capacity: 14. Direct and free access to the Yal-Ku lagoon. Swimming pool with ‘infinity’ border and jacuzzi. Ocean side terraces. Interior patio with water cascade. Interior and exterior gardens surrounded by peripheral walls for better privacy and safety. 5 air conditioned bedrooms, with private balconies and ocean or mangrove views. Satellite TV with U.S. and other international channels. Home theatre with DVD player. Fully equipped luxury kitchen including oven/stove, microwave, refrigerator, freezer and dish washer. House keeper and maid service 6 days per week. English speaking administrator. Special discounts for car rental with America Car Rental

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