BEACHFRONT CASITA WITH POOL, AC, KITCHEN. QUIET & AFFORDABLE

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BEACHFRONT CASITA WITH POOL, AC, KITCHEN. QUIET & AFFORDABLE

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Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Come stay in this comfortable beachfront casita on Half Moon Bay. Experience world class snorkeling directly in front of the building, or walk 7 minutes down the road to Yal-Ku Lagoon. A unique place where the underground freshwater rivers enter the Carribean.

Akumal is located between Playa del Carmen (30 minutes) and Tulum (20 minutes). Centrally located to explore the Yucatan from Cancun to Punta Allen. Akumal is a safe, laid back, family friendly beach town. Casita Maria is part of the Playa Caribe condominium, considered one of the nicest complexes in Akumal. It maintains its own reverse osmosis water treatment system which means it's safe to drink the water straight from the tap! The management at Playa Caribe rents bikes and golf carts for your convenience. The manager, Agustin is a wealth of information and works very hard to make everyone's stay the best it can be.

Incredibly, this property offers all the amenities you need at an affordable price. Casita Maria is one of the best deals you'll find from Cancun to Punta Allen. Come discover paradise for yourself.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.8
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Beachfront Casita with Pool, AC, Kitchen. Quiet & Affordable
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
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Beachfront Casita with Pool, AC, Kitchen. Quiet & Affordable
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Cardigan, Wales
5

SOMEWHERE TO SIT AND WATCH THE TURTLES

  • 5 of 5
Decide what you want from your holiday, do your homework and if you want sunshine, a prime location, save some money and on arrival realise that you've got it absolutely right then Casita Maria is the place for you. The property is clean, nicely furnished, beds to die for and closer to the beach than almost anyone else. Ok, you don't have a view but why would you be in your apartment when there is so much to do and see outside. The staff at the Playa Caribe couldn't have been more helpful and we loved the location, near enough to the action but far enough to have that exclusive feel. I wont mention excursions as they are down to personal taste but all the local restaurants were excellent especially La Bueno Vida where we spent many a happy hour. Akumal itself is out of a picture book and you need go see it as i suspect change is coming. Well be going back.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I think you summed it up perfectly. We try very hard to portray Casita Maria as accurately as possible. The last thing we want is for people to be disappointed! We love Casita Maria and are so happy that you enjoyed it, too!
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Canada
4

GREAT FACILITY AND CONVENIENT

  • 4 of 5
The facilities were great. We couldn't take our kid to the ocean because the waves were too strong and there were too many corals and rocks, so the salt water swimming pool was a perfect alternative. The reverse osmosis water treatment system was very helpful. We could just fill up our water bottles from the tap and go.
We got everything we need in the kitchen. The only thing was there was not an exhaust fan for cooking burner, so smoke and steam would remain in the open concept room. We tried to use low heat to limit the amount of steam.
The two queen-sized beds were comfortable and A/C was quiet. The drawback about this unit was there was not a window except a small one in the bathroom, but we couldn't open it due to no screen. We didn't want any mosquito in our room. It was like a basement apartment, so it was a bit damp at time when steam from shower trapped inside the condo.
The dining area was a bit tight for four people; two would be perfect. We ate outside by the pool instead and also to avoid more ants from food dropping on the floor.
There were quite a few hooks in the bathroom which were great for towels, but not for swimming suits and they didn't get dried due to no air circulation. We had to put all our wet clothes and towels outside to dry by the sun and wind.
The condo had a very nice environmental policy which we could appreciate. The maid service was great. We thought that there would be laundry facilities in the room or in the building, but there was none. However, the laundry service in the town was nice and quick. So it was not a problem.
Over all, it was a great location with nice restaurant nearby, and a couple convenient stores. The parking lot was great and shady. We also saw quite a lot of wild lives, even helped baby turtles get to the sea. It was a great experience. We would love to come back to stay at Playa Caribe, but maybe with a room that has more air circulation.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Akumal Quintana Roo
St. Louis, MO
4

JULY 4TH, 2013

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I and are 4-year-old son stayed at Casita Maria for two nights. We really appreciated the warm welcome from the staff and the goodie basket (especially the pineapple!). This is truly one of the best bargains in Akumal. We had a couple of days to kill before moving into a larger villa with friends for a week, and Casita Maria and the Playa Caribe condo complex suited our needs very well. Our son loved the pool, and we even were alerted to a turtle nesting in the middle of the night! The casita was very clean and brightly appointed, and stocked with just about anything we would need. We enjoyed it!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Best Chris & Polly
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Duvall, Washington
5

THE CASITAS

  • 5 of 5
We wanted to stay some place in Akumal as we had visted the town a year earlier. We picked a great spot the staff are just great, the location is perfect, and the bay is full of turtles! The Casita was just the right size for the two of us since we only sleep in the room as we are out on the beach or to one of the many good restaurants it was perfect for our first stay in Akumal.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Lafayette, Colorado
5

CASITA MARIA IS THE BEST LODGING IN AKUMAL!

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time we have stayed at Casita Maria and we LOVE it! There are 4 in our family, including 2 children (ages 6 and 9) and Casita Maria is very family-friendly. In addition to being the best bargain in Akumal, centrally located (a quick walk to the lagoon or Akumal Beach), there is great snorkeling a few steps away. We saw turtles, parrot fish, lots of coral and an assortment of other tropical fish. The casita is clean with everything your family will need to make at least some of your meals at home. Being foodies, we enjoy dining out and El Ultimo Maya is the BEST bargain with the freshest food in Akumal. You will need to cross the highway and go to Akumal pueblo for this fabulous food and the owner, Teresa, treats her guests like family. Also, just a few doors down from Casita Maria, is Gena's restaurant. She serves lionfish and you don't want to miss hearing about her quest to rid the Akumal Bay of this threatening fish. Gena's fish tacos are fabuloso. Enjoy this lovely casita! Oh, the pool is freshing too!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you and your family enjoy Casita Maria as much as we do! Gena's wasn't there the last time we were there so I'm excited about trying out a new place. It is our pleasure to have you at Casita Maria!
Polly and Chris
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Durango, CO
5

PARADISE FOUND

  • 5 of 5
It is with pleasure that I write this review of Casita Maria and Akumal. For many reasons - accommodations, location, available activities, etc. - the casita and town were a perfect fit for our family. We (mid-40's couple with 11 year old son) unanimously declared this our best vacation ever!

Casita Maria is a pretty and nicely appointed studio unit in the Playa Caribe complex. It was exceedingly comfortable with crisp white sheets on the beds and all the necessary kitchen equipment if one were inclined to do more cooking than we did (only breakfasts and lunches for us). The casita stayed comfortably cool with little effort and was sparklingly clean and fresh-smelling. Incidentally, this was not the case at other accommodations that we checked out. The on-site staff, including Augustine, and the owners were gracious and helpful with local info and tidbits.

The location of Playa Caribe could not have been more perfect for our family. It is situated directly on tranquil Half Moon Bay, with its excellent snorkeling and abundance of local fauna. We spied turtles nesting (including a Leatherback) and iguanas lounging. We snorkeled for hours on end (including in the lovely Yal Ku lagoon, a 5 min. walk from the condo). Our son delighted in catching all manner of lizards, geckos, crabs, etc. An absolute highlight of our trip was the night we spent two hours watching a turtle nest hatch. We saw over 100 hatchlings tumble down the sandy shoreline as they fled to the ocean! All these experiences occurred in the "backyard" without crowds of tourists or need of guides. A short walk down the road (or a bit longer trek around the point) brought us to the slightly more populated but beautiful, white sand Akumal Beach (AB). AB has quaint palapa bars and a few excellent restaurants that we thoroughly enjoyed. While Akumal Beach has certainly been "discovered" it felt more authentic than the popular all-inclusive resorts. We appreciated that there were many picnicking families and teenagers on dates from the nearby Akumal Pueblo alongside tourists from Mexico and abroad.

We would highly recommend the casita and Akumal to any traveler with a love of beautiful places, nature, and the ability to entertain oneself.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you found Akumal as magical as we do. Thanks for being our guest at Casita Maria.
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Incredible snorkeling in front of building, short walk to Yal-Ku Lagoon, walk to restaurants and grocery store, mini mart across the street

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Akumal Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 28 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$80
$480
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
High Season
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Video Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • spelunking
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
In room safe is provided for your valuables. Beachfront palapa.
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