PRIVATE CASA WITH WIFI, A/C BY XCACEL BEACH, A HIDDEN GEM BETWEEN AKUMAL & TULUM

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Bedrooms 2
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PRIVATE CASA WITH WIFI, A/C BY XCACEL BEACH, A HIDDEN GEM BETWEEN AKUMAL & TULUM

Akumal House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Rated #1 on TripAdvisor under specialty housing for Akumal! Best vacation rental value between Akumal and Tulum - and it's not a condo. Stay where returning visitors want to be for the more authentic experience.

Ak Kun is a tropical retreat with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath nestled near Xcacel beach, just 5 minutes south of Akumal, in the heart of the Riviera Maya. During your stay at our casa 'Ak Kun' you have options! You can enjoy a laid-back vacation with local flavor in the town of Chemuyil with visits to Xcacel beach - or you can have an active holiday snorkeling in Akumal, diving, boating, dining, zip-lining, touring Mayan archaeological sites in Tulum and Coba, swimming in cenotes, visiting a local monkey preserve and the list goes on...

Our casa is a single family home in a cute Caribbean community with a 10-15 minute walk to Xcacel beach. Inside our home you will find gorgeous Mexican handcrafted furniture composed of local exotic hardwoods that are eco-friendly and Sealy pillowtop mattresses. The master bedroom features a king size bed, while the guest room offers a queen size (twins can be substituted, please inquire). Ak Kun has all the amenities of home, including a kitchen, dining area, sectional sofa for lounging, flat screen TV/DVD player and iPod docking station. The gated outdoor patio and courtyard allow for dining al fresco or a siesta in a hammock. The front of the house offers views of the jungle. Cenotes are on site and the lush flora and fauna will delight!

Ak Kun means 'turtle nest' in Mayan and is so named because Xcacel is where the turtles come to hatch on the beach each year during nesting season in the summer. Xcacel is a pure, secluded stretch of white sand set against the turquoise sea and has received honors as one of the finest beaches in all of Mexico. Enjoy a turtle walk at Xcacel or snorkel with the turtles in Akumal Bay, just a short 5 minute drive. Nearby Yal-Ku Lagoon also provides an aquarium-like setting for snorkeling in serene, crystal clear seas. The infamous Xel-Ha eco-park, where you take a lazy river ride or jump off a rope swing into the lagoon, is practically across the street!

Families, couples, golfers and dive/snorkel enthusiasts alike will enjoy the proximity to the following sites:

Xcacel Beach - 1/2 mile, it is possible to walk or drive, parking available

Cenotes(fresh water swimming) - 3 on-site and several nearby

Xel-Ha Lagoon - 1.5 miles

The Jungle Place Monkey Preserve - 1.5 miles

Akumal / Half Moon Bay / Yal-Ku Lagoon - 5 miles

Bahia Principe future golf course - 1 mile

Dos Ojos & Hidden Worlds Cenotes - 2 miles

Tulum ruins and pueblo - 15 miles

Xcaret Eco Theme Park - 22 miles

Playa del Carmen - 28 miles

Cancun airport - 1 hour, 15 minutes

As your hosts, we will do everything to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. We are able to offer ideas for things to do, provide suggestions and directions for trips and help budget any aspect to make this a perfect vacation.

If you are a frequent visitor or a family looking for an economical vacation, Chan Chemuyil provides the ideal vacation locale away from the mega-resorts. The recently renovated neighborhood of Chan Chemuyil is a charming international community. Our development of 234 single family homes are perfectly situated within walking distance (less than 10 minutes) to one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Riviera Maya - Xcacel Beach, a true hidden gem, set amongst popular tourist destinations. Our casa provides you with the comfort and privacy of your own home while placing you right in the heart of the Mayan Riviera.

*We have 14+ homes available for rent in the community which can accommodate large groups and provide alternate bed configurations. Please contact us for more information.

Keywords: House, casa, Akumal, Tulum, Xcacel, Chemuyil, casita, villa

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Jen

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Hola! Bienvenido a Ak Kun! I love to travel and seek warm, tropical destinations with fabulous beaches and lots of activities to occupy my restless nature. When I found this little casa in Chan Chemuyil I had to buy it because it is directly across from one of the top beaches in Mexico – Xcacel (pronounced ish-ka-sell). Xcacel is nearly a half mile crescent of perfect white sand and turquoise seas. The beach itself is a turtle sanctuary where you can view turtles hatching at night from May through October, and because of the preservation there, it is an undeveloped hidden gem.

Jen purchased this house in 2008

I bought Ak Kun because we finally found a place where my husband and I want to return again and again for our vacations because there is so much to see and do. The area offers amazing beaches and a vibrant culture. Within 5-10 minutes of Ak Kun you will find an array of fun filled sites to visit including Xcacel beach, Akumal Bay, Xel-Ha Ecopark, Yal Ku Lagoon, The Mayan Ruins of Tulum, Hidden Worlds zipline adventures, Dos Ojos Cenotes and Caverns, The Jungle Place Monkey Preserve, AkTun Chen Caves, Tulum beach, the pueblo of Chemuyil and SO MUCH MORE! Don’t even get me started on food because I am a total foodie and have eaten my way from Akumal to Tulum. You can find everything from seaside restaurants and upscale international fare to cheap, local authentic Mexican eateries. My personal favorites not to be missed are Pizzeria Leo’s and Loncheria El Parque in Chemuyil and Lucy’s shrimp tacos & ice cream and La Cueva Del Pescador in Akumal. At the latter you can get a fresh caught grouper entrée and refreshing margarita for less than $10 USD!

The community of Chan Chemuyil has 234 homes and is located a short walk across the street to Xcacel beach via a private gated path. There is also adequate parking at the beach if you prefer to drive over with your beach belongings. If you want to walk to the pueblo of Chemuyil at night for dinner or supplies, just bring a flashlight along.

When you awake in the mornings you will enjoy neighborhood strolls to admire the flora and fauna of the jungle. Afterwards, the waves of Xcacel beach will beckon you to the gorgeous white sand and crystal clear waters for a day of leisure and relaxation.

Our onsite property managers are a husband and wife team that have done this for many years. They are bilingual and readily available to help you with everything you need to know about the area and casa Ak Kun. They pride themselves on happy customers and will make your stay comfortable and worry-free.

The drive from the Cancun Airport is approx. 1 hour, 15 minutes (about 60 miles).

There are nearby grocery stores and markets for shopping. On the trip south from the airport on 307 you'll pass major chains in Playa Del Carmen, including Soriana, Chedraui, Wal-Mart and Mega. Another great option is San Franciso de Assis supermarket in Tulum, 10 minutes south of Chan Chemuyil on 307. In the pueblo of Chemuyil there is a large convenience store called the Super Pool Express and there are also many smaller local stores that will have basic necessities.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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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Private Casa with WiFi, A/C by Xcacel Beach, a Hidden Gem between Akumal & Tulum
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Private Casa with WiFi, A/C by Xcacel Beach, a Hidden Gem between Akumal & Tulum
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We had so much fun!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We had a great time! The house was so cute. We loved everything just wish we had better weather.
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Private Casa with WiFi, A/C by Xcacel Beach, a Hidden Gem between Akumal & Tulum
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We'll be back for a 3rd time!

We'll be back for a 3rd time!
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We stumbled across Chan Chemuyil online a few years ago and have been twice to the same charming house (Ak Kun). The entire process was personal and easy, including the owner letting us reschedule due to an unforeseen medical emergency! There is so much to do around the area and we loved going to Xcacel, the local beach, which has been rated one of the top beaches in the world. We even got to snorkel with sea turtles at Akumal bay for free since Ak Kun provides snorkel gear!

The house is roomy and comfortable, with all the amenities we needed (including a/c). The on-site managers are lovely and so helpful.

For transportation, if you are the adventurous sort, it is easy to get around using only colectivos, however you may want to rent a car if you have a family or want to see ruins off the beaten path. We easily went back and forth to Tulum for meals, shopping, etc. and it was wonderful to return to our own home to relax in privacy. We saved a ton of money by cooking in the fully equipped kitchen.

Thanks for everything! We'll be back, and next time, we're bringing the family!
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Private Casa with WiFi, A/C by Xcacel Beach, a Hidden Gem between Akumal & Tulum
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  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
We had a great stay at Ak Kun in Chan Chemuyil. We traveled with 2 young kids and it was so easy and economical. We loved being close to 3 great beaches but off the beaten path. The house was perfect size and had all the amenities (loved the hammocks) plus great extras for the beach - boogie boards, towels, umbrella, chairs, cooler, snorkel equip. The community regulars were very friendly and helpful with local information. We also loved being near the pueblo of Chemuyil which is nice because it is real Mexico and not touristy at all. We rented a car which was great to have. Thanks Jen for being so incredibly helpful and easy to access!!
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Private Casa with WiFi, A/C by Xcacel Beach, a Hidden Gem between Akumal & Tulum
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(717) 434-5670 (Pennsylvania, USA)
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  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
There are about a million wonderful things I could say about this place. My daughter(7) and I traveled to Mexico for the first time. I searched very hard to create the right experience for us. Chan Chemuyil exceeded our expectations. We stayed in Ak Kun, an adorable little house. It had all we needed for the BEST vacation ever. The patio in the back was perfect for reading, cocktails, doing yoga.The house was stocked with coolers for the beach, sunblock and we left our umbrella there for future guests(i.e us) When I say the house could not have been more perfect, I am not exaggerating...ideal size, ideal location..ideal price. This place is a gem. I could go on forever about this place..the beach..the food.. the village. Im not going spoil it with too much information. All I can say is that my daughter and I had the best trip of our lives(and i have traveled extensively throughout the world.) I will say that one of the things that made this trip the best was the help that I received from the owner of the house. She was AMAZING and made everything so simple. We cried when we left.....i think about it everyday.
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Private Casa with WiFi, A/C by Xcacel Beach, a Hidden Gem between Akumal & Tulum
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(717) 434-5670 (Pennsylvania, USA)
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  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
My wife and I and 2 young daughters(5 yr. and 10 months) spent 7 great days in Chan Chemuyil. We have been to this region of Mexico several times and were looking for someplace away from the hustle and bustle of Playa and Chan Chemuyil was what we needed. We rented a car for the first time and it was well worth it (and really needed). No problems with the police driving as some people report and since the coast is north and south you can't get lost. We spent 2 days at Xcacel beach, 2 at Tulum, 1 at Akumal, and another just driving around. It was always a joy to come "home" to Chan Chemuyil. Having a full kitchen, living/dinning room is a major plus with 2 young children. In fact my wife said will never stay in a hotel again. The ease and freedom of being in your own place is great. The town of Chan Chemuyil is real cute, but didn't see too many residents around, which i can understand since it is the low season. We did meet a guy (Kevin?) from N.J. who said, "I moved down and haven't looked back since." Kind of gives you an idea of how great it is. Was it hot? YEAH!!! but we always go down in August, so we knew what to expect. Just go to the beach during the day and turn on the AC at night. Also, we found the local cenote by accident one day and it was more amazing than the one we paid for the day before. If you love the beach and sun, then head on down. We will be back!!!

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 307
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Xcacel beach, walking distance
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
La Palapa
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gran Bahia Principe
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Pizzeria Leo
Car: recommended

Walking distance to cenotes (sacred freshwater swimming holes). Several dive centers offering PADI-certified instructors in Akumal and Tulum, Snorkeling in Yal Ku lagoon, Xel Ha and X'Caret Ecological Parks, Swim with Dolphins, Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba, Muyil, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Hidden Worlds Cenotes, Dos Ojos Cavern and Cave Diving, Sian Ka'an Bioshpere reserve, Aktun Chen Cave Cenote, Beaches of Akumal, Xcacel, Xpu Ha, Soliman bay, Tankah and Tulum.

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Availability & Rates

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Akumal House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $80/nt - $450-$900/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Low Season ..... $80/night (4 night minimum)
  • May 1 - Nov 19 ... $450/wk or $80/night
  • Nov 20 - Apr 30 ... $660/wk
  • Dec 18 - Jan 9 . .. $900/wk
  • We accept credit card via PayPal (3% fee) or personal check.
  • Additional homes available to accommodate larger groups.
  • Inquire about current long term specials for 2+ week stays!
  • One week = 6 nights. 12% tax plus $200 fully refundable security deposit required.

Amenities

Akumal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 1 King size bed with Sealy pillow-top mattress, 1 Queen size with Sealy pillow-top mattress. Twin or Single Beds available upon request in place of the queen or king.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • spelunking
  • kayaking
  • fishing
Notes:
iPod docking station, Sealy pillowtop mattresses, purified drinking water, hair dryer, boogie board, snorkel masks, safe. For an extra fee - daily maid service and laundering.

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