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Spacious Akumal Condo, Beautiful View and Pool in Elegant Comfy Mi Casa del Mar

Hans Schmitthenner/Joan Potenza

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish, Joan converses in basic, simple Spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Hans Schmitthenner/Joan Potenza

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, Joan converses in basic, simple Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015
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Spacious Akumal Condo, Beautiful View and Pool in Elegant Comfy Mi Casa del Mar

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

Akumal Condo Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 1st Floor 2 Br 2 Ba Luxury Condo, Close to Two Beaches & Shopping

Mi Casa del Mar is one of the most beautiful properties in Akumal ideally located between Akumal Bay, a sandy white beach and fun snorkeling area - and the Half Moon Bay. The condo is in a lovely building, with unique architecture with a private atmosphere that makes it a great vacation retreat with an easy five minute walk to the beaches, shops and restaurants of Akumal.

Our first floor garden level condo is close to a beautiful infinity pool with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea. It has two AC bedrooms, with King Size beds, with two full baths.

Spacious, beautifully decorated and meticulously maintained, our condo sleeps 4 adults and 1-2 more family members on our new futon couch and/or 1-2 more children on our built-in sofa. A beautiful dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and a furnished terraza complete our five-star retreat.

Please email us for more pictures, visit our web site (link below) for further descriptions of this beautiful and comfortable condo.

Our condo is a favorite for families with kids and for vacationing couples or two couples, with many returning guests. We have daily maid service. A picture file in MS Word, and our web site are both available upon request.

We have a beautiful Infinity Pool with inlaid mosaic turtles. A wading area in front for kids, lawn chairs, and two hamacas to hang inside or outside. Satellite TV, DVD and CD player, WIFI internet movie and CD library. Beach towels, hair-dryer, iron and board. A porta-crib, high-chair and stroller is present making this a kid-friendly condo as well. Air Conditioning in bedrooms which each feature King Sized Beds, Two Full Baths. Gentle ocean breezes keeps the interior comfortable for extra guests and children on futon in LR.

The living area includes two convertible sofa couches in a spacious area with Mexican tile floors and a newly added futon couch. The futon and round dining table can be moved/swapped and arranged to your liking. Outdoor dining table on the patio.

Full kitchen, microwave, extra large toaster oven, refrigerator, cooking utensils and purified water provided, dining service for 8, daily maid (except Sundays), linens, soap and towels provided. Hair dryer, iron and board, extra pillows and beach towels available by request from the maid. Full laundry in basement floor. Pets Not allowed. Parking available. Home cooked meals featuring local specialties can be prepared for you by arrangement with the caretakers one day in advance in the low season ($5 USD/person plus cost of ingredients).

Mi Casa del Mar is ideally located between two near-by beaches: Akumal Bay - a swimming beach with beautiful soft, white sand near the town of Akumal with great restaurants, food stores and cute little shops, - and Half Moon Bay, a snorkeling bay with coral reefs, a great beach restaurant, and dive shop. Both beaches are within five minutes easy walking distance. The the fabulous Yal-ku lagoon for snorkeling is a ten minute walk away.

Mi Casa del Mar is close to the town of Akumal that offers many activities, shops and restaurants. Food and amenities can also conveniently be purchased in Akumal. Internet and international phone service available from the cyber-cafe for very reasonable fees. Be active and explore, or spend your vacation relaxing on a beach or relaxing next to the pool as part of the beautiful view at Mi Casa del Mar.

Akumal is a quiet retreat located in the Mayan Riviera and is famous for snorkeling (Yal Ku Lagoon), excellent scuba diving, deep sea fishing and many other activities. It is in ideal proximity to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba, eco water parks Xel Ha and Xcaret, breath-taking cenotes (water caves), and world famous Playa del Carmen, the ultimate nightlife and shopping town, and many fabulous beaches and snorkeling and diving sites.

The area is ecologically famous for its sea turtle nesting grounds. (Akumal means 'place of the turtle').

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Hans Schmitthenner/Joan Potenza (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, Joan converses in basic, simple Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

About Hans Schmitthenner/Joan Potenza

Celebrating our 25th anniversary in our neighbor's condo

Hans Schmitthenner/Joan Potenza purchased this condo in 2005

Why Hans Schmitthenner/Joan Potenza chose Akumal

We loved this property at first site !

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Spacious Akumal Condo, Beautiful View and Pool in Elegant Comfy Mi Casa del Mar
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Washington DC
5

Our best vacation

  • 5 of 5

Dear [name of owner],

I hope you are having a wonderful vacation. I am writing on behalf of my group of friends to let you know that we had an amazing time at your condo. It is beautiful and so well equipped. We loved it! If we go back we will definitely rent your condo again. Having rented two condos in Mi Casa del Mar I can tell you that we prefer yours 100%.

Once we download the pics I'll send you some for your website. There is so much to see in Akumal.

Our favorite was the turtle tour organized by the CEA (ceakumal for web search)

We saw turtles lay their eggs and the small turtles being born. I highly recommend that experience for everyone who visits your house.

The tours leave at 9pm each night from CEa downtown Akumal, they cost $10 a person. It is not recommended that a person tries to see the turtles on his/her own as turtles get scared by noise and light and the birth cycle may be ruined by humans very easily.

We also went snorkeling in the Cenote Dos Ojos, swimming with dolphins in Dolphin Encounter, snorkeling in Yalkul Lagoon, visited Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. Swam with the turtles on several occasions just on Akumal Bay (an amazing experience). We also went to the Sian Kan reserve, rented a boat at Punta Allen. We went for dinner in Playa del Carmen and enjoyed the pool every day.

For baby sitting my friends used the child center at the Akumal Caribe hotel a couple of times.

Gloria and Epi did a fabulous job!

We loved our stay. Let me know if you want more details and I'll be happy to give you a ring. We definitely hope to rent your place again soon.

Thanks. Best,

[name of renter]

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for taking the time to write. It is delightful to us when people like yourself write to us describing their wonderful vacations and it is fun for us to develop friendships with so many of our guests like you! And thanks for the kind words for our wonderful staff. Without them I can't imagine what we would do ! This is our second home and we really have appreciate the guests like who who care and respect our condo, treating it like their home. Akumal is indeed filled and surrounded by many things to do and it certainly sounds like you found them ! We have a number of guests who keep in touch and return to our condo every year or two and that really makes us feel great ! We try to help people in their plans and are responsive to any questions or problems. Btw We saw a Mom turtle dig and nest and lay her eggs at midnight under the full moon last year. It took her hours and it was an amazing, unforgettable experience. Thanks so very much. Hans S.
5

an oceanfront beauty

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable, well equipped and charming condo with spectacular sunrises from the spacious patio , overlooking the ocean. The unit had everything we needed including snorkel equipment, movies and CDs. The unit and building are well cleaned and maintained by very kind and efficient staff. The owners are very attentive and have a wealth of information.The area is safe, quiet and has a relaxing holiday pace. There are activities both locally and in the region for those wanting to explore beyond the beaches and lagoons of Akumal and lots of information available..

It's a winner! Thanks Hans and Joan

Julia Paré

Montreal, Canada

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Calgary, AB
4

Great Condo and Complex

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Mi Casa Del Mar for 2 weeks this holiday Season. The condo is great, has everything you need including water equipment, good selection of movies, big living room and patio just steps from the pool. Big beds (not so comfy but all the mattresses in these condo's (besides the hotels) seem to be a hard sponge type mattress)....small price to pay for a great spot. Our son (8) loved the pool right outside our doorstep. We were glad to be on the ground floor as well, hauling beach stuff up and down the stairs gets old...or last condo was on the 3rd floor in another complex. Good exercise but we didn't have our son with us that time. There was a local condo cat we befriended, we named her "Patch" very old and probably not going to last much longer....she looked so hungry and sad.....we couldn't help but feed her milk and skittles every day....so if you're back and she's around...she's harmless, just hungry.

We had been to Akumal once before, about 3 years ago. It was good to be back it's such a lovely place. Quiet and quaint with everything you need in walking distance. We rented a car from National with no problemsvand took in many of the Cenotes, The Lagoon, 2 new beaches xpu-ha (great "cool" beach lots of kite surfers to watch) and x-cacel (another beach, a little windier but good for riding waves, nice sand), Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Adventuras (many nights, we went out there....lots of restaurants and things to do, took in the Dolphin experience there as well), we also went to Xel-Ha (which is just an amazing venue, kids and adults and such good value. Our son was 8 and this was his favorite...probably ours too. $89 includes all drinks, foods and activities....and just a fabulous place....organized, friendly and everything you want... The spa is fantastic there as well, I had a chocolate body treatment in an outdoor type spa - very nice and perfect to prevent all the peeling when I got back....and I smelled fantastic.....cost me $80 and I would of paid at least double that in Calgary). Anyway, can't say enough about this area, really makes for a great vacation - we had sun every day and as expected, saw turtles snorkeling in Turtle Bay each time. Love the Maya Riveria and can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

It was even better than we had hoped for!!!

  • 5 of 5

As far as we can tell this is the best condo in the building. Everything you could possibly wish for in a condo is present and much more. Is it tastefully decorated. The pool and view from the pool is fantastic. The area is quiet and the main beaches and restaurants are very close. Akumal is THE place for turtles. You wouldn't believe how many are around. You don't have to have special skills to have a very close encounter. We saw them every night after 10 p.m. on the little beach 30 meter from the condo, digging holes and laying eggs. Staying in the condo, opening the big slide doors made indoors and outdoors blend which added to the experience.Beforehand you get loads of information of the owner. We would certainly recommend the place to everyone. Don't hesitate, book it!! Sorry for my English, I am from the Netherlands.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The perfect Akumal condo- amazing!

  • 5 of 5

As we first walked up the steps and looked out over the pool and full-moon lit ocean, your condo took our breath away!! We loved being on the ground floor where we could easily jump in and out of the pool to cool off, share our breakfast with the entire colonia of iguanas (15 on the last day) and avoid extra steps for our 77 year old matriarch. Loved the blender, Popsicle molds (to make our own juicy hydrating treats), hammock and super friendly and helpful staff. Close enough to town that we didn't need a car, or taxis. MANY movies, great lighting- a terrific layout. When can we go back, please? Every single thing was as Hans described! High regards for Gran Cenote, Punta Laguna and Coba. The food at the Sac Be in Coba was excellent. Dinner at Cueva de Pescadero lacked, but take out daytime ceviche was delish. Turtle Bay dinner was scrumptious. But of course, nothing better than swimming with the turtles in Akumal Bay and spending the day at Lol Ha drinking Limonada con Agua Mineral and snacking on fish tostadas. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic and very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Han's is true to his word,condo,property and pool very clean and equiped with everything you may need. Epi is very helpful and pleasant. Lots of activities in area to keep you busy. Thank you Han for all your valuable information regarding all our concerns.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks ! We love helping people have fun vacations and are happy you enjoyed yourselves.

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Car: recommended

An easy one-hour drive south of the Cancun airport will get you to one of the world's most beautiful vacation locations in Akumal. Mi Casa del Mar is ideally located between two near-by beaches: Akumal Bay - a swimming beach with beautiful soft, white sand near the town of Akumal with great restaurants, food stores and cute little shops, - and Half Moon Bay, a snorkeling bay with coral reefs, a great beach restaurant, and dive shop. Akumal is a quiet retreat located in the Mayan Riviera and is famous for snorkeling (Yal Ku Lagoon), excellent scuba diving and many other activities. An easy drive takes you to many fabulous beaches, eco water parks Xel Ha and Xcaret, and breath-taking cenotes. Akumal has ideal proximity to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba, Ek Balaam and Chitzenitza.. The area is ecologically protected and famous for its sea turtle nesting grounds (Akumal means 'place of the turtle'). Internet is available in our beautiful building.

Other Activities: sun-bathing, shopping, Robinson Crusoe tours and turtle watching in summer

Golf: In the summer months night walking tours are available close by to watch turtles come on beaches to nest. It is a very special place.

Ski: Additional information, pictures and web sites are one request away !

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Hi Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
1 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
1 night minimum stay
$320
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We have been known to be flexible regarding cancellations and refund fully for hurricanes and proven medical situations.
We prefer personal check. First is courtesy hold, then half payment to book, with remaining half six weeks prior to stay. Paypal may be accepted as well. No credit card. Canadians please inquire about payment options which include Hyperwallet.
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • First full bath in master bedroom, Second full bath is off hallway. The bathroom is beautifully tiled and decorated with full stand-up showers and built in tile seat in hallway bath shower for handicapped persons. Our first floor condo requires only walking up our entry way steps which are broad and pictured on our web site. While our poos is super convenient, we urge families with children to note that none of the pools in Akumal have fences requiring a watchful eye on the little ones ! Our kitchen is fully equipped by the best cook in the world with all kinds of kitchen amenties and sets of glasses for your favorite drinks!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeps two couples and an extra adult on our queen size futon couch or two or three children on our built in convertible sofa. A family of 5-6 would be fine in our spacious condo. We also have a crib, high chair and stoller for a little one.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ideal for families, couples, and seniors. First floor condo access from patio or entry door. Our kitchen is fully equipped by the best cook in the world ! Our condo is one of the most spacious 2 BR condos in Akumal. We urge families with children to note that none of the pools in Akumal have fences requiring a watchful eye on the little ones ! Half the pool is a wading pool and the other half is deep for adults. We have a library of movies on DVD for young and old. We have an assortment of snorkelling equipment for adults, teens and children as well.

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