Perfect Winter Escape
We had visited the Akumal area on an excursion in the past and loved the people and the small community and decided we would like to stay there when we returned. After searching on the VRBO website and found this perfect property. It had everything we needed for our party of 5 adults including plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. The beach was just a few steps from the back door and most mornings our group would be the only ones out there on the entire stretch. We spent countless hours snorkeling and exploring the coral reef and all of it's wonders just yards from the beach.
Doris our housekeeper visited daily to make sure the house was clean and fresh. The grounds keeper was there also every morning to groom the yard and rake the beach. In addition the Property Manager came by once a week or so to make sure we had everything we needed to make our vacation the best it could be. While we were there during the 15 day stay we had a couple of maintenance items that needed addressed which were taken care of immediately.
Doris cooked for us a few times and the food was so tasty we ate until we could eat no more.
We have been to this part of Mexico a few times and have seen most of the local attractions so this time we stayed close to the house and just enjoyed all it had to offer. For those new to the area we definitely recommend eating at La Buena Vida and Lol Ha in Akumal, our favorite restaurants. Also, close by are the Tulum and Coba ruins and Xcaret Park which are incredible. I highly recommend the night show at Xcaret.
This was the last vacation I was able to take with my best friend of 30 years before she lost her battle to Cancer. She thoroughly enjoyed herself the entire stay, our days were filled with happiness and laughter. What a wonderful memory it made for all of us fortunate enough to share the time with her in Mexico.
Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Chris; We are very sorry for the loss of your dear friend.
But this is might be a time to remember why we named our home, "Casa de Acacia":
Acacia is the name of our miracle baby--she was born with HIV in her system, but after 3 years Stanford could no longer find the virus (in spite of having previously cultured the virus from her blood). At 18, they finally gave her a clean bill of health. Unbeknownst to the doctors was the fact that our church and the Bible class at the local Christian high school had been praying for her to be healed. So, Casa de Acacia has become for us a place of refuge. It is a place to celebrate life--to forget about death and dying, and to focus on life and the vibrant relationships which it affords. At the same time, it is a constant reminder to us of our Great Healer, who is the author of life; who can heal our afflictions, restore life and revitalize our relationships.
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