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Don Gill

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Sun Worshipper's Paradise

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Akumal Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, Plus owners suite, Pluse casita apartment, total of 7 bedroom

Villa de la Playa is a beautiful villa perfect for sun worshippers and beach lovers alike and is located In Akumal on Half Moon Bay. The Villa is only 60 minutes south of the Cancun airport. Akumal is a quaint fishing village with excellent restaurants, dive shops, good shopping and great beaches. It boasts phenomenal snorkeling in Yal-Ku Lagoon and Akumal Bay. We pride ourselves on being quiet, relaxed and laid back, but full of fun and completely surrounded by all those tropical amenities such as warm white sand beaches, aqua blue water, crystal clear lagoons, scuba diving, sport fishing, ancient Mayan ruins and wonderful cuisine.

Outside you will find a large patio area with a charcoal grill, swimming pool, and private beach area. In front there is parking for up to 3 vehicles and just steps away from one of the area's best full service restaurant. The villa has a total of 7 bedrooms the including the owners suite and the casita apartment which is attached as part of the villa, all have king or queen beds and are air conditioned. A fully equipped kitchen with bottled water, large dining/living room, TV/DVD. we furnish all linens, towels, wash cloths, bath soap and beach towels. Baby beds are supplied upon request. check time is at 3:00 pm and check out is at 11:00 am. We have wonderful caretakers who are excellent cooks. If you desire to have some are all of your meals prepared by them, you can speak with them about the price for their services and that is based what types of food and how many meals. Customary tipping for the staff is $10.00 per day per staff person.

Upstairs features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms along with the owner's suite and it's bathroom that can be rented for an additional fee. Contact us with inquiries. All beds in the house are king or queen size. We also have an additional studio apartment attached to the house which would be a 7th bedroom, it also has a full bathroom. All bedrooms are fully air conditioned.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Don Gill (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015

About Don Gill

The property is owned and operated by a family form South Louisiana that believes in southern hospitality no matter where the property is located.

Don Gill purchased this villa in 2000

Why Don Gill chose Akumal

The proximity of the Cancun Airport, the sightseeing and numerous activities in the area and the privacy of the villa's location. The property is within walking distance of many restaurants, grocery stores, laundries, fishing charters and dive shops. also, the area is very safe, we sleep with doors and windows unlocked. children and women can walk alone at night and feel very safe and comfortable. THE AREA IS VERY QUITE, NO NOISE BUT THE SOUND OF WAVES ON THE BEACH AND A WARM TROPICAL BREEZE.

What makes this villa unique

Quiet, relaxed, laid back. The best feature is an intimate private swimming pool and beach area diverse enough to accommodate anything from modest family activities to an environment that is conducive for couples wanting to enjoy a more intimate, romantic, European style atmosphere.

Check in 3:00 pm and Check out is 11:00 am.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Sun Worshipper's Paradise
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
5

Absolutely In Luv with Villa de la Playa!

  • 5 of 5

I have to say this was one of the best vacations I have ever had! The home is beautiful, spacious and comfortable. Of course the minute you step out on the back porch, you never want to leave! Beautiful pool, beautiful beach, and beautiful surroundings! Akumal is quaint and charming, the food is fabulous! The day after we got to Villa de la Playa we were talking about when we all can come back, we all are in luv with the place!

D from Destin

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Nebraska
5

Family Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our four daughters, son-in-law, and a boyfriend (ages 19-27) arrived on New Years Day. The house was everything we hoped it would be. There were five bedrooms. All of them had their own bathroom except for two that shared an adjoining bathroom. The house was very clean and well taken care of by a wonderful friendly couple. We bought groceries and cooked breakfast every morning. The kitchen had the basics in the way of dishes, pans, etc. We sat out on the deck by the pool and waterfall and enjoyed the ocean and beach. The beach is rocky right in front of the house but it wasn't a big deal. We could walk a little ways down the beach and have sand. There is a great bar right down the beach in easy walking distance that has great drinks and decent food. Safety was a big concern of ours before we went. We felt very safe every where we went in Akumal and at our house. We rented bikes and rode around with no concerns at all. We did not rent a car. we hired a van and driver to pick us up from the airport and take us back. We took taxis everywhere else we needed to go. The only bad thing I can say is there was construction on the house one day with a lot of loud sawing. Thank goodness they were only there one day. We would definitely go back to such a relaxing beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great!
4

Very nice House

  • 4 of 5

Pluses--Excellent Views, great Layout, excellent local staffs, walking distance to most things to do, restaurants, and cantina close by. Cons--No Sandy Beach, Stove will not boil water for 45 mins and oven will not light (important if you have a large group and want to cook in), Satellite TV doesn't have ESPN, limited US channels. Owners are VERY NICE and accommodate needs and will help with any needs. You MUST rent car to get here, shuttles will not drop you up or pick you up at the door. Excellent for larger groups.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU LOVE OUR PROPERTY AND HAD A NICE VACATION. AS THE OWNER, I LIKE TO KEEP THINGS IN TIP TOP SHAPE AND IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. I WAS UNAWARE OF THE STOVE PROBLEM BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT WE WILL FIX THE PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY BUY REPAIRING THE STOVE OR REPLACING IT. TRUE, THERE ARE NO SHUTTLES RUNNING FROM AKUMAL TO THE AIRPORT. TRANSPORTATION IS BY TAXI OR CAR RENTAL. THOUGH THE BEACH IN FRONT THE HOUSE IS SMALL, THERE IS A WIDE BEAUTIFUL BEACH ON 75 FEET FROM THE HOUSE.
4

Nice Christmas stay

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for our extended family of 10 over Christmas. Overall, there are many reasons to recommend the place. The location is fantastic - walking distance to several really wonderful restaurants, gorgeous patio and pool area directly on lovely Half Moon Bay, and ready access to brilliant snorkeling at Akumal Beach (turtles and rays galore) and Yal-Ku Lagoon.

The house itself was comfortable and unpretentious. We have rented houses around the world, and we own and rent a vacation property ourselves, and based on those experiences I will point out a few areas that this property was lacking. The outfitting of the kitchen was limited- virtually every cup was chipped or cracked, and there were very few serving bowls for snacks for a group. There was no washer or dryer - not a big deal, with extremely reasonably priced laundry in town, but still unusual for such a large home. The biggest issue for us was the lack of seating. There is a nice dining table, but it has only 4 chairs, and no other chairs were available that could be used around it. Although we dined out every night, we like to play cards and other games in the evening with our whole family, and we found it very challenging to do so. A few folding chairs would make a big difference!

I'd highly recommend Akumal for a Mexican holiday. The house itself was great in many ways - just would benefit from some updates.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Response about seating: New chairs arrived damaged, therefore had to be reordered and have since been received and placed in dining room. Also additional chairs were purchased to allow more seating. Response about chipped dishes: All dinnerware and glassware was removed and replaced with new dishes.
Watson, LA USA
5

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at this house on Half Moon Bay! Every morning to we woke up to beautiful views and every evening we sat outside and watched the sun set. The house is in a great location with lots of restaurants and shops nearby and is close to lots of activities. The house is really roomy and is designed in such a way that bedrooms are spread out and allow for privacy. All the bedrooms have a/c. We found that it had all the comforts of home!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Reston, VA and Atlanta, GA
5

Favorite places

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this property numerous times and I never tire of the views, convenience and atmosphere here. The villa is well kept and clean. You get an awesome sunrise every morning and a perfect view of Half Moon Bay. There are restaurants, bars and shopping all nearby(within easy walking distance). You can snorkel right from the beach behind the property and there is a dive operator just 2 doors from the villa.Whenever I think of vacations, this is always the first place that comes to mind. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a unique and comfortable getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Akumal
"Off the beaten path, Akumal offers a traveler a wide variety of food and activities all with..."
Akumal Beach Resort
"Located near our property."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
CANCUN
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
LA BUENA VIDA
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
FERRY TO COZUMEL
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
BAHIA PRINCPIE
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HIGHWAY 307
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
LA BUENA VIDA
Car: recommended

15 Minutes from Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum. ALL OF THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES ARE WITH IN A SHORT WALK OR DRIVE.

60 miles South of Cancun on Hwy. 307. When you arrive in Akumal Beach turn left and house is located approximately 1 mile. The location ins #32 North. Two doors before La Buena Vida Restaurant.

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Akumal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
HIGH SEASON
Jan 8 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
$13,000
 
 
SUMMER
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$425
$2,975
$12,000
 
 
FALL
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
$11,500
 
 
HOLIDAY 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 7 2016
5 night minimum stay
$750
$5,250
$16,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes Check in 3:00 pm and Check out is 11:00 am.

Directions to House:
60 miles South of Cancun on Hwy. 307. Left on Akumal beach approximately 1 mile. #32 North. 2 doors before La Buena Vida Restaurant.

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Amenities

Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dialup Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - FULL BATH AND KITCHEN IN CASITA APARTMENT.
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • also a half bathroom off living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Second Floor/ Private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Second floor/private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Sliding glass door overlooking the pool, private bath.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Owners suite available upon request extra fee, private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private sliding glass door with access to patio and beach.
    Bedroom 7 CASITA APARTMENT - 1 queen , THIS IS A CASITA APARTMENT ATTACHED TO THE VILLA.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedrooms 1 and 2 share a bathroom
  • OWNERS SUITE IS AVAILABLE FOR AND EXTRA CHARGE. BY BOOKING THE OWNERS SUITE AND AND USING THE CASITA APARTMENT ATTACHED TO THE HOUSE WE CAN ACCOMMODATE 14 PEOPLE.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
THE VILLA IS LOCATED WITH IN WALKING DISTANCE TO ALL AMENITIES SUCH AS, SNORKELING AND SCUBA DIVING (IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE), RESTAURANTS, GROCERY MARKETS, LAUNDRY, SPORT FISHING CHARTERS, ETC. HOWEVER, THE AREA IS VERY QUITE AND LAID BACK (NO NOISE AND HUSTLE AND BUSTLE). THE AREA IS VERY SAFE WITH NO PROBLEM TO WALK ON THE STREETS AFTER DARK.

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