|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
~WELCOME TO OUR DREAM: SeaScape~
Offering the utmost in Caribbean charm and comfort, this spacious fifteen-hundred square foot two bedroom, two bath condominium is located in beautiful Akumal. On the north end of Half Moon Bay, this ocean front condominium is just a few feet away from a white sand beach, and just a few steps further to the water, and a stunning coral reef.
Opposite the beach in the courtyard, beautiful gardens surround a large pool that includes a lap lane. It provides a shady lush contrast to the surf and beach. The owner, a professional landscape designer has transformed her garden area with many unique flaura of the region, including orchids and citrus trees. You will be surrounded by beauty.
The condominium, nestled between the gardens and the beach, on the ground floor, has floor-to-ceiling windows. This provides expansive views to the beach and bay, and along with the extra tall ceilings create an extra sense of spaciousness to the already large open design. As a second living area, the beach-side covered patio is fully screened and in addition to its comfortable seating has a stunning sea-life wall mural of Half Moon Bay! Simply step outside to the lawn area with your own PRIVATE BEACH LOUNGERS and then 5 steps and you are on the beach.
You know you've reached SeaScape just by it's entrance which has a custom stained glass transome depicting its name. Stepping inside, you are immediately transfixed by the FULL view of Half Moon Bay and our beach. The living and dining areas are designed for maximum viewing and living pleasure towards this view.
Throughout the condo special touches abound. SeaScape is decorated and outfitted using the best of local materials and craftsmanship: including stained glass, handpainted Talavera ceramics, mexican handblown glass, and sustainable local hardwood furniture.
There are two king-size bedrooms with full bathrooms. Both bedrooms have special orthopedic mattresses and extreme padding, combined with 450ct egyption cotton linens and multiple pillow types provide the most comfortable sleeping in ALL OF AKUMAL. The master bedroom is done in a contemporary caribbean color scheme and have mexican mohagany closets. The attached master bathroom is spa-like done in local marbles, natural sea glass and shell has a custom mohagany vanity with plenty of drawers and space.
The guest bedroom is decorated in a butterfly theme with a custom headboard, and hand carved mahogany dresser is sure to delight guests, and has its own private patio and seating looking into the expansive gardens. All rooms have large ceiling fans including the baths. For additional comfort though, A/C is available throughout the condo.
The kitchen, newly renovated, has beautiful custom made Mexican mahogany cabinetry with lots of drawers and cabinets. The expanded countertops with cut stone backsplashes, new full size appliances, and double sink provide convience and space for cooking and bartending at the same time! Of course, SeaScape's kitchen is well outfitted for all types of entertaining.
All amenities are provided for a quiet, relaxing but fulfilling vacation. As this is the owner's private retreat, there are many extras that won't be found in most other condos. Special features are throughout, just too many to list.
Located on one of the more private beaches in Akumal, the condo's has personal beach loungers, tables and chairs; Palapas and beach loungers are available for your use. Step off into the water and enjoy some of the best snorkeling in the area.
Akumal is sixty miles south of Cancun International Airport, south on the four lane, newly renovated highway 307. While Akumal is a quiet, laid-back area focused on beautiful beaches, snorkeling and pristine diving, it is literally twenty minutes from everything. There are Mayan ruins, golf, nature parks, cenotes, even active nightlife. This truly is the perfect place to create lifetime memories!
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My husband and I have always loved vacationing to and experiencing different cultures. And for some reason we could never get enough beach or snorkeing time! We dreamed of owning our own 2nd home, and when we came to Akumal in 1995, it set the standard for our dream. We wanted to create our little slice of paradise with all the ideas that we had gathered, and providing the perfect casual, luxury getaway for ourselves and our guests.
Diana purchased this condo in 2004
Half Moon Bay is a wonderful very low-density populated community. We love feeling as though we are truely away from it all, but still being only 15 minutes from everything. We have a wonderful large pool, as well as gardens and no crowds on the beach. The set up of our building is such that it feels more like attached houses, not condos.
We love sitting anywhere in the condo and having a fabulous view and gardening on our grounds. We love to go snorkeling right out in our bay, seeing the baby fishes that have just hatched, and swimming with the turtles. And then in the evenings at dusk walking the beach watching the flocks of pelicans fly inland for the night, and then grilling out on our beach and watching the sun go down.
My husband and I have been visiting Akumal for over 10 years, and progressively fallen in love with the area. So we decided to find and buy our dream beach place, hence SeaScape! We love the tranquility and naturalness, all the colors of the Caribbean, being able to just step off the beach porch in the morning with a cup of coffee and watch the reef creatures, and being lulled to sleep with the sound of the surf. We hope that you will join us in our little piece of paradise.
If you're planning to vacation in this part of the world, you can't possibly do better than Seascape condo in Akumal. This condo is, hands down, the best in the area in terms of location and amenities. As independent word travelers who cringe at the idea of being confined to a resort or cruise ship, we knew we wanted a rental for this trip and were fortunate to find exactly what we were looking for with Seascape.
Seascape's location in Akumal simply can't be beat. The beach side of Akumal is basically a long stretch of road that hugs the ocean, bordered by the public Akumal Bay Beach at one end and Half-Moon Bay at the other. In between, it's populated by condos, homes and small restaurants and shops, while Akumal Pueblo (across the freeway) is more of a working town. Seascape is located in a wonderful complex, La Sirena, on Half-Moon Bay, practically at the end of the beach road. We found this ideal; very quiet but within walking distance to whatever we needed. The condo itself is beautiful and truly had everything we could possibly want or need. We enjoy cooking and the kitchen had everything to hand. The bed was comfortable, shower just right, as was the TV, DVD player, internet and stereo. We utilized open windows for the marvelous sea breezes whenever possible. Out the back door was Half-Moon Bay with fine snorkeling, swimming and lounging and out the front door was the pool set in the gorgeous gardens, always clean and inviting. The property is immaculately maintained and residents and staff alike were very friendly and helpful. Yal-Ku Lagoon, for excellent snorkeling, is just a 5 minute walk down the road, and although we had a car, once we got to Seascape we basically parked it except for grocery shopping. Although a car is recommended, you could definitely do without one if you're in decent shape and walk or bike. We had no trouble walking to all the local dining options from the condo. For excursions outside of Akumal, you can always hire transportation.
We managed to plug in our major Yucatan sightseeing on either end of our condo rental rental week, which left us with the week we spent at Seascape free for soaking up the sunshine, snorkeling, swimming and simply relaxing. We'd begin our days with ocean-side coffee in the lounge chairs and end them in the same place, accompanied by the sounds of the waves and the stars overhead. This was a most relaxing vacation for us and we certainly hope to return some day!
This condo is amazing, Diana has the condo so well equipped, she thought about everything one could possibly need. As close as one can get to the sea in the mayan riviera.
The swimming pool is awesome and the snorkel in front of the condo beautiful.
Away from the crowds, and close to yolk, the turtles and many other attractions.
We stayed at this condo from 2/9 until 2/14. Our reservation was originally scheduled to start 2/8 but there was a mix-up in the reservations and other plans were needed. The condo owner did an excellent job making alternative reservations for us. This worked out fantastically, a well done to the condo owner. The photos do not do the condo justice, it is much nicer than pictured. We spent the mornings drinking our coffee on the porch, second living space. The beds are very comfortable. The unit is very well stocked with the supplies needed. The view is fantastic, very calming and relaxing.
We ate half our meals in the condo and the other half in town. There is a local seafood restaurant in town. A simple menu but all the fare is excellently prepared. There are 2 local stores in Akumal, but there selection is limited so recommend you go to either Tulum or stop at the store half way up to Playa De Carmen. The eggs are fresh and taste great with some local sausage. A word of note, most of the stores stop selling beer at 2:00 PM on Sundays.
Snorkeling at Akumal Bay was great and we got to see sea turtles munching on the sea cabbage. We also snorkeled at the lagoon, it is in walking distance and admission is good for all day. We went on a Monday and it was not crowded at all.
The best time was spent lounging outside the condo, enjoying the sun and the sea. This condo and its amenities made this truly enjoyable.
We have a wonderful trip to Akumal and greatly enjoyed this perfectly stocked and situated condo. Waking up each day to the beauty of the Akumal Bay and sitting outside enjoying the pool, snorkeling in the bay or just relaxing on the chaises enjoying the view or reading made this trip so special. Close enough to walk into town to dine and far enough away from the more hectic public beach. This is our fifth trip to Akumal and our first time renting a condo. Having a kitchen, common space (versus two hotel rooms), and private lounging area (no more claiming chairs in the AM as you see at hotels/resorts) made the trip with a teenager so much easier.
Staying at SeaScape is more like staying in a friend’s seaside home than staying in a timeshare (we were here for 10 days in early December). The decorations are attractive, the beds are comfortable, the layout is more spacious than in a Marriott 2BR timeshare, the air conditioning cools quickly (with units for each room), and there is more than enough closet space for both you and the things the owners have stored. And it all comes with excellent maid service…either every day or every other day, as you chose (Teresa is a very good maid). Dishware is not fancy, but it is plentiful and more than serviceable (plastic is good here, as it won’t break if you drop it on the nicely tiled flooring and is amenable to being used outdoors). Condiments and cleaning supplies are provided…just replace them or add to them when you leave. You may think you are facing east when stepping outside, but turn to the right in early evenings and you will see beautiful sunsets.
If you are a snorkeler, you can walk easily to the Yal-Ku lagoon for (what used to be) excellent snorkeling. During the time we were there, though, much of the lagoon was packed so densely with millions of sardine-like fish that you could not see the bottom. This was our only real disappointment. Did see one queen angel, but the other angels and the giant parrot fish we usually encountered were not to be found.
Bring water shoes if you have them and wish to snorkel in the bay in front of La Sirena. You will need them for wading out to where the water is deep enough to swim. And be careful where you step and where you put your hands, as there are many small spiny sea urchins that could give you an unpleasant surprise if you don’t.
For dining, we recommend the lion fish tacos and mojitos at Gynn’AK and the breakfasts and lunches at Turtle Bay Café and lunches at La Buena Vida. There are also two restaurants in town (across the highway) that, though lacking in atmosphere, serve very good meals at very reasonable prices: El Ultimo Maya and Tequilaville. And we had pleasant tacos at Imelda’s Kitchen, though there is certainly nothing fancy here. I’m sure there are other enjoyable dining spots, as we did not sample them all.
You will want a car. Akumal is a lengthy, stretched-out town (too far to walk for most) and you will want to be able to drive north to the relatively new Chedraui grocery etc. just outside the entrance to Puerto Aventuras (driving to Tulum is another possibility, though we did not do tha
SeaScape exceeded our expectations. As a couple that began visiting Akumal in 1994, we've never really been shattered by disappointment with our lodgings. That said, we have occasionally found ourselves shrugging off irksome surprises at an underachieving rental or two. But here absolutely everything lived up to the owner's description. SeaScape is a gem. Bright and clean with an easy-gong vibe, the property had everything we needed for our week and we travel carry-on light. The condo complex nudges up to the waterfront at the north tip of Akumal, which remains endearingly laid-back despite the frenzied development that has occurred elsewhere in the region. The soothing murmur of the sea and the call of birds were all we heard from the ground-level, screened-in porch. Inside this cheerfully decorated, and clearly loved vacation home, we found soft beds, ample closet space, comfortable sitting areas, two large bathrooms, plenty of towels, an on-target guidebook to the area, and a fully equipped kitchen with a fantastic coffee maker. We did almost everything we wanted. We lounged. We tanned. We fended for ourselves, as we prefer. We practiced our Spanish, even though there's plenty of tourist English to go around. We snorkeled in gentle waves just yards away. We rented bikes on site. We swam in a pristine pool that offered us with both sunny and shaded spots. We day-tripped, taking our niece to Tulum and other favorite spots. We uploaded giddy, sun-splashed photos to envious family and friends with SeaScape's speedy wireless connection. We ate. We drank. We relaxed. The only thing we did not do was stay as long as we would have liked. For us, the toughest thing about staying here was leaving.
Akumal is in the middle of the Mayan Riviera, thus it is close everything, All types of water sports including, Deep Sea Fishing, Swimming with Dolphins, and Shelling, There are also many close by activities, Nature Parks, Hiking/Walking, and Museums, Being a center of strong ecological conservation, Akumal has incredible snorkeling and some of the best diving in the Caribbean, being on the Meso-American reef (2nd longest reef system in the world), With an established environmental center Centro Ecol+¦gico Akumal (CEA), you also have opportunities to various eco-tourism activities such as turtle monitoring, Finally, Akumal has a varied assortment of restaurants that will surely meet your expectations
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - Nov 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes||Also available for potential trades!|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.