MAGICAL PLAYA CARIBE#4, AKUMAL LUXURY BEACHFRONT CONDO ON SANDY BEACH, POOL

Shari Stern

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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MAGICAL PLAYA CARIBE#4, AKUMAL LUXURY BEACHFRONT CONDO ON SANDY BEACH, POOL

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Condo, 2 Bd, 2 Ba, (Sleeps 6), central air, pool, RO purified water from taps

!! SUNSATIONAL SPECIALS !!

OUR RATES REFLECTS REGULAR and SPECIAL PRICES

**UPDATED (Jul '14) very fast, reliable, FREE internet**

LOW SEASON SALE 2014 -- Buy 6 nights, get the 7th night FREE!! Good for 2 bd 2 ba (@ $180/night) OR 1bd 1ba (@ $145/night). See Rates

HIGH SEASON 2014: 2 bd 2ba =$265/night; 1 ba 1ba =$225/night). See Rates

***EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC! Ethereal beauty, powdery white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs, turtles and abundant sea creatures, prehistoric ruins, serenity—this is the Maya Riviera and Playa Caribe #4. Ahhhhhhh....let it work it's magic on you!! Our 2nd floor luxury but affordable unit with 2 bd 2 ba provides the ultimate in privacy yet with fabulous VIEWS OF BOTH the aquamarine CARIBBEAN AND the verdant JUNGLE, quiet yet just steps from the beachfront, ability to watch turtles and rays cavort in the bay waters. We are unique in Akumal with enticing amenities like CENTRAL AIR so that you really are cool during the hot days and warm nights, RO PURIFIED WATER from all taps so you can drink it directly just like at home and not get sick, a stunning POOL on the beach where you can float and also watch turtles and pelicans in the ocean nearby.

Playa Caribe #4 is newly redecorated in soft Caribbean colors and textures of Mexico and the Caribbean, with three custom-made stained glass windows, a Mexican mask collection, and many pieces of Mexican cultural art, it gently brings Mayan ambience into your life. Both bedrooms have private balconies and a third balcony is off the living room onto the beach where you can dine or read while watching turtles and rays cavort in the ocean waters below. There is FREE wireless internet service.

The unit sleeps 6: the master bedroom with a comfy king bed (and high thread count linens) has views both of the sparkling ocean and the lush jungle, with an ensuite full bath with tub/shower and two sinks. The second bedroom has two double beds with romantic mosquito canopies and a full bath also with tub/shower. Each bedroom has its own TV with DVD and its own separate patio.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, many small appliances, serving dishes, spices, cloth napkins, and candles—everything to make your stay enjoyable . . . . and memorable. Dining is at the breakfast bar or at the dining table. There is daily maid service (you do not need to do dishes or make your bed if you don’t want to!), 24-hour security, and room safe. We are concerned about our environmental impact, and have been awarded the CEA Ecological seal of approval for environmental protection.

Playa Caribe #4 is located about an hour drive's south of the Cancun airport off the 307 main highway, 40 steps from the water on the sandy beach in the charming seaside village of Akumal. Playa Caribe is within walking distance of gourmet restaurants and breakfast cafes, and abounds with activities like snorkeling or scuba diving on the offshore reefs, swimming in the unique cenotes, tours to Mayan ruins, or siestas.

Akumal is a peaceful resort, away from the maddening crowds of the “touristy” cities, yet has all the amenities you could want including many water and eco-jungle activities, delicious dining, bars, and comfort. The condominium itself has only 12 condos to preserve the small town atmosphere.

The Maya name Akumal means “land of the turtle” because turtles actually do lay eggs and hatch here during the summer; this is an incredible life affirming experience to watch.

Other activities: The village of Akumal is only 20 minutes drive south from the glitzy Playa del Carmen, which hosts the ferry to the island of Cozumel, and has many activities should you desire to leave your tranquil life in Akumal for the day or evening. The Maya ruins at Tulum are only a 20 minute drive south of Akumal.

***Walk the beach at sunrise and sunset, watch for turtle egg laying and hatching, drink a margarita under a palapa, read the book that you’ve been meaning to start, forget your troubles under the stars, and peacefully dream about your next visit to enchanting Akumal and Playa Caribe #4.

Keywords: Beachfront condominium, sandy beach, pool, Akumal, Half Moon Bay, central air, potable water, view, jungle, ocean, spacious, 2 bedroom 2 bath, turtles, kids, snorkel

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a great time at Playa Caribe #4. We’d wake up each morning and have breakfast on the terrace with your incredible view to start our day of adventure. Wow, the BEST. For those of you who like family adventure parks, XPLOR is fabulous. Well run, best cenotes, best ziplining around. Even the food was excellent. About $100 US per person might sound pricey but everything is included. My daughter loved her Akumal Dive Shop on Akumal Beach for her scuba diving tours—friendly, professional service, with good equipment, and they even carry women’s tanks! Dos Ojos for diving and snorkeling was great!
Feb 2013
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Shari Stern

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Ron and Shari have been married for years and share a love of the environment, scuba diving, and Akumal. We are both University professors (mathematics and biology) in Southern California and have two grown daughters who also dive.

When traveling around the world, we scuba in exotic locations, gazing at new animal life and witnessing the modernization of cultures. I have collected masks from these travels that represent the cultural and religious arts of the countries. You can see a portion of my mask collection on the wall above the dining table. Despite all our cuontries visited, we still love Akumal the best--it has the most to offer

Shari Stern purchased this condo in 2007

We love to SCUBA dive, relax in a quiet atmosphere that still has the amenities we want. For us, Playa Caribe is magical, and has it all--the Mexican-Maya ambience, delicious food, balmy weather. It is a location where we bring our family to renew our loving relationships. We came down for about 15 years, always intending to buy but never doing so, and then we found #4 available in Play Caribe and we excitedly bought it. We plan to sometime spend the entire summer down here; wouldn't that be wonderful. Bliss!!!!!!!

The beautiful view of the sparkling turquoise waters, the quiet and peacefulness of our area, the diverse sea life just off shore, with fabulous views of both the SEA AND the JUNGLE from the condo--all serves to make Playa Caribe #4 special. The pool is beautiful and you can rest on the side and see the Caribbean sea; snorkeling and diving is right off the beach; purified water that is safe to drink is available from all taps; you can adjust central air for your temperature comfort.

Snorkeling is right off shore and you can walk to the many restaurants that have delicious food, or even cook in our fully equipped kitchen.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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MAGICAL Playa Caribe#4, Akumal luxury beachfront condo on sandy beach, POOL
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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MAGICAL Playa Caribe#4, Akumal luxury beachfront condo on sandy beach, POOL
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Glen, NH
5

PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
The rooms are beautifully decorated, comfortable and perfectly located haven for a relaxing vacation. The condo is spotlessly clean and well equipped. Half Moon Bay is within walking distance (1/2 mile) to Akumal Bay and Yal Ku Lagoon. If you don't like walking you can rent a bike or a golf cart. Within a few minutes you can walk to La Buena Vida or La Lunita - in our minds two of the best places to eat in Akumal. We loved our stay here. If you are going to explore other parts of the Yucatan, you will need a car, or just ask Augustin to recommend a tour. We have already penciled in PC #4 for part of next year's trip to the Yucatan.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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MAGICAL Playa Caribe#4, Akumal luxury beachfront condo on sandy beach, POOL
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(949) 854-8544
Akumal Quintana Roo
Portland Oregon
5

RELAXING IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
We just came back from a wonderful family vacation in Akumal. The condo was beautifully decorated and was kept spotless by the daily maid service (Patricia ). We had most everything needed for cooking, but ate most dinners at the excellent Turtle Bay.
We were 4 adults, a 6 year old and a 6month old. We probably could have used a third bedroom for the 6 yr old. She said " I wish there was an upstairs so I could sleep there and not have to listen to Michael cry."

The view from the balcony porch was spectacular and the sound of the waves was zen like. At night we watched the moon rise over the bay and sparkle on the water. We snorkeled in the bay in front of the condo and saw turtles on several occasions . The bay could be almost like glass but several days it was quite rough and not suitable for swimming and snorkeling on those days.
The pool is convenient and somewhat small. But the 6 year old spent many hours enjoying it. It was fine for our group.
We would have liked to have a TV in the living room area. There are TVs in each of the bedrooms, but several times we would have liked to watch a program all together.
The purified water throughout the condo was great to have. It removed the concern of picking up a bug due to washing dishes or showering.
We definitely recommend this condo and we will choose it for our next vacation in Akumal.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Huntington Beach, CA. USA
5

FABULOUS PLACE

  • 5 of 5
This condo far exceeded my expectations! Although the web site was great , informative, and really easy to follow, I did not think the place would be as gorgeous as it was. The furnishings are extremely tasteful, comfortable and the location is perfect. I felt like I was in a 5 star hotel. The view of the water and the sea turtles swimming is great and can be seen inside the condo, or on their large porch. The little town of Akumal is picturesque, and offers some great restaurants, and Akumal Bay provides fabulous snorkeling. We loved the condo so much, that we mostly stayed there, and dined there too The view and ambiance was out of this world!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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MAGICAL Playa Caribe#4, Akumal luxury beachfront condo on sandy beach, POOL
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Tulsa, Ok
5

EXACTLY WHAT WE ASKED FOR AND MORE THAN WE DREAMED .

  • 5 of 5
We wanted a pool which is wonderfully relaxing and a Beach just steps outside the condo. It is a beautiful beach not rocky like some in the area. I enjoyed walking out into the mild surf with my water shoes on more than bare feet. Having AC was a big big plus. Our family went in August. It made the trip more enjoyable thought it was not really HOT.
Honestly we could have stayed right at the CONDO all 6 days but we like to explore and drove to the RUINS in COBA and around to other places. An Afternoon at the Lagoon was peaceful and the first real snorkeling my kids have done. We did not really need the life jackets but did rent a Hut which was nice - Pack a lunch and relax. Only time I got sunburnt :(
Most vacations we cook/grill in a lot or we eat from Street Vendors etc which we certainly could have done but there are 2 wonderful places within walking distance and many in AKUMAL We enjoyed Pancho Villa's (no CC) in town. La Lunita was truly special. Prices were about what we would pay at home for a full service restaurant and WOW what service and view. The groceries we did get came from the little store next door. There are many full service groceries stores however. THE WELCOME BASKET was perfect touch. Thumbs up to the staff also. As you might expect WIFI is not 100% dependable but can be had in town very easily. Most everyone spoke English but we tried to learn a little Spanish.
My son-18 and daughter-16 were training and ran 5 to 8 miles each night all into town and felt very safe.
I felt the owners were gracious and helpful. The unit is very nice but I didn't feel I had to worry about breaking anything which adds to my relaxation.
This was our first trip to the pensiula and so appreciated having a choice from the MEGA complexes. THANK you VRBO.
It was Turtle season and that was really a memory. Next time we go visiting random Senokes is on my list and I sure hubby will be playing golf. I have Cancun on my search list for cheap flights. We will be returning as soon as I can snag one.
I believe this listing to be very accurate of what we received, the property very clean, and house keeping accommodating, This would be a good location for several families traveling together or family reunions. Together but separate makes a happy time.
Thanks again to the wonderful host and staff at Playa Caribe
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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MAGICAL Playa Caribe#4, Akumal luxury beachfront condo on sandy beach, POOL
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Tijuana
5

A BEAUTIFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We just want to let you know how much we enjoyed Akumal and your condo. Akumal is really centrally located, close to Maya ruins, cenotes and the reef. My mom was ready to move into the condo right away. She really enjoyed all the decorations. It was even nicer than the pictures! Everybody was very friendly, the weather was good and we had a really good time. We already want to come back. We made good use of your restaurants reviews and are in total agreement after trying them. We also appreciate your help picking out diving spots and the dive center. The Akumal dive shop are extremely helpful and service minded.
Thank you,
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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MAGICAL Playa Caribe#4, Akumal luxury beachfront condo on sandy beach, POOL
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(949) 854-8544
Akumal Quintana Roo
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5

TURQUOISE TRANQUILITY

  • 5 of 5
Walking into this condo is like walking into a page of Architectual Digest. It is air conditioned if you want it, but we preferred to keep the patio doors open to gaze at the turquoise sea and listen to the waves 24 hrs a day. The condo is full of funky and beautiful masks, carvings, wall art, and lovely furniture. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is stocked with every dish and utensil you could ever need. When we arrived, we were greeted with a large basket of goodies of local fare including coffee and fresh pineapple.
I have stayed twice in this unit, and it will always be my first choice. It is spectacular.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun (CUN)
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
MX Federal HWY 307, N/S Cancun to Belize border
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
beachfront, Half Moon Bay, Akumal
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
La Buena Vida
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Playacar (Playa del Carmen), Bahia Principe
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Buena Vida, La Lunita
Car: recommended

Playa Caribe #4 is beachfront with a fabulous view of the sparkling ocean on a beautiful sandy beach in Akumal. You can sit on our balcony or in the beachfront pool and enjoy the Half Moon Bay, see turtles swimming in the water just offshore. Just relax under the warmth of the sun, or partake in snorkeling (and scuba diving), some of the main attractions here. There are also the incredible Mayan ruins at Tulum that overlook the turquoise sea or you can swim and dive in the captivating centotes (freshwater sink holes and caves) unique in the world. A short distance away are ATVs for jungle exploration, crocodile zoos for the children, horseback riding--eco experiences.

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Akumal Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LOW: 2bd 2ba 7th FREE;1bd $145
Apr 20 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,080
$4,320
 
 
HOLIDAY 2014: 2 bd 2 ba
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,625
 
 
HIGH '14:2b 2ba (1bd 1ba=$260
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$290
$2,030
$8,120
 
 
LOW 2015: 2bd 2ba, 7th FREE
Apr 20 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,140
$4,560
 
 
HOLIDAY 2015: 2 bd 2 ba only
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Payment is received using credit card via PayPal or private check
Booking: 50% deposit required at time of booking
Balance of 50%: due 2 months before arrival
Holiday: 50% due at time of booking and 50% balance due 6 months before arrival
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1422 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms with tub/shower, each has outside views; master has double sink, guest bedroom has single Mexican hand painted talavera sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , 1 baby crib , office can provide this for you upon request
  • Master bedroom has comfy King size bed with high thread count linens an ensuite bathroom with double sinks and tub/shower, and private balcony that looks onto jungle. While lying in bed you can see both the ocean AND the jungle--what a way to wake up!! The second bedroom two comfy double beds with high thread count linens, decorative mosquito netting, private balcony that looks onto jungle. Baby Cribs available upon request
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • golf
Notes:
Generally considered to be the BEST condominium in Akumal: --Reverse osmosis (RO) PURIFIED DRINKING WATER from all taps so the water is safe to drink --CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING throughout condo so the condo (and you) never get too hot --POOL on the beach --SPACIOUS AND ELEGANT
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