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Tamara Stimpson

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Tamara Stimpson

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Akumal Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

'Villa Arrecife' is a new 3,400 sq. ft. luxury vacation villa located in the beautiful Mayan Riviera. The villa features 6 bedrooms, each with private balconies and bathrooms, individually controlled A/C and spacious closets. The villa's open concept main floor spills out to the in-ground pool sundeck and covered terraces. A gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar and tap dedicated to purified water (installed and maintained by a Canadian water technician). The rooftop terrace features a mini bar, palapa with hammocks and seating for ocean viewing by day and star gazing at night! Surrounded by virgin jungle and located within the gated residential community of the 'Grand Sirenis Resort', only minutes away from some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving areas as well as shopping and nightlife makes 'Villa Arrecife' the perfect family vacation villa!

Villa Arrecife and Grand Sirenis Resort

As a guest of 'Villa Arrecife' you are eligible for day passes to the stunning 'Grand Sirenis Resort'! Speak with our Property Manager, Alex, as to the daily rate.

Also located in the 'Grand Sirenis Resort' is the 'Spa at Grand Sirenis'! Treat yourself to a day of pampering at this new luxury day spa (information regarding services available is located in a booklet at the villa). As guests of 'Villa Arrecife' you are entitled to 10% every spa service you choose!

Some of the amenities offered at the resort are: a hospital, a small variety store, gift shops, lazy river, 3 pools, a coffee shop, snack bars, 2 large buffets, an ice cream shop, poolside activities, yoga, bike riding, tennis, archery, and much, much more!

Villa Arrecife and Akumal

'Villa Arrecife' is located a mere 5 minutes north of the town of Akumal. This quaint town is a ecologically protected area and has much to offer travellers of all ages! If you are looking for great seafood and margaritas, 'Cueva del Pescador is your best bet, a high-end restaurant, Lol-Ha located on Akumal Bay beach is superb! The adjoining beach bar is perfect for sipping on a cerveza and watching the ocean, and you cannot finish a day at the beach without visiting the ice cream store! La Buena Vida is a beach bar and restaurant located on Half Moon Bay beach ~ where during the day you can snorkel and watch sea turtles in their natural habitat!

The beaches of Akumal are lined with talc-like sand and Akumal Bay is very shallow (perfect for younger travellers). The warm waters of the Caribbean Sea meet with the fresh waters from the land in Yalku Lagoon ~ an excellent spot for snorkeling and seeing spectacular displays of fish and coral.

Akumal also has small vendors and stores which sell souvenirs, jewelery and groceries.

Villa Arrecife and Tourist Attractions

We understand if you want to just soak up the warm Caribbean rays and enjoy the local beaches as well as beautiful 'Villa Arrecife' itself, however if you want to truly experience the Riviera Maya and see all it has to offer, you will not be disappointed!

There are a wide variety of activities to suit all tastes! Amongst the Riviera Maya family attractions you will find snorkeling, diving, dolphins, sea lions, exotic birds, monkeys of many species, and rich flora. Xel-Ha, Xcaret, Aktun Chen, Aktun Chi, Xplor, Dolphinarius, Tres Rios Ecopark, and Crococun Crocodile Park and Regional Zoo are just a few of the larger attractions that can be found in the Riviera, but there are an abundance of smaller cenotes, botanical gardens, and an aviary located in Playacar, that are equally as fantastic! For the more adventurous there is even skydiving! Golfers can spend time at Playacar, horseback riding at 'Rancho Bonita Loma', and deep sea fishing can also be found in this aquatic paradise!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tamara Stimpson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Tamara Stimpson

We are a family of 4 who live in Canada but love to vacation in the Mayan Riviera. We had so many fun-filled family vacations in this area year-after-year that we decided to purchase some property and build a vacation home!

Tamara Stimpson purchased this villa in 2011

Why Tamara Stimpson chose Akumal

We love Grand Sirenis resort and wanted to build somewhere that is safe, where you can get to tourist attractions, points of interest and great beaches...purchasing property in the residential area of this resort we know and love, and building here just seemed right!

What makes this villa unique

Our favourite spot in the entire villa is the rooftop terrace - during the day you laze in a hammock under the palapa and enjoy great ocean views and breezes, and the night sky is breathtaking! We often see shooting stars!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just got home from Mexico last night. Our stay at the villa was absolutely amazing. Every one was very impressed with open layout, the pool and all of the balconies were a favorite as well.

We made use of the kitchen every day and it had everything we needed to prepare our meals.

We all agreed that we would stay at Villa Arrecife again!

Thank you for the smooth booking and transaction process!

Happy Holidays!

Michelle Oliver
Dec 2013
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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 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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based on 6 traveler reviews

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Luxury 5 Bedroom Vacation Villa with Pool in the Mayan Riviera
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Perfect for a friends weekend

  • 5 of 5

We needed a quiet place to gather at the end of a long week in Mexico, and Villa Arricefe made for an excellent last few days. The large open kitchen is perfect for cooking and gathering for meals. The bedrooms are big and comfy. And the pool area just the right amount of space for 10 of us to enjoy time together. A huge thank you to the owners for being so easy & nice to work with. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Beautiful Villa with All Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely and spacious villa. We made extensive use of the kitchen, which had everything we needed to prepare and serve meals. We often had 10 adults in the house at once, and it never seemed too crowded. Diana, the housekeeper, is a gem. She was hard-working and very trustworthy. The villa area is quiet and relaxing, yet just a short drive away from beaches, shops and grocery stores. We highly recommend this villa for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults and 3 young children spent an amazing two weeks

at Villa Arrecife. The house was perfect for our needs. The children loved

the pool and the cenote in the back gave us total privacy. The house was

everything it was advertised to be, but the most endearing part was the staff.

We ate at many excellent restaurants but our best meals were prepared by

Ricardo. Diana kept the house very clean and orderly. Both Diana and Ricardo

are hard working, diligent, personable, and wonderful people, but most importantly

they are trustworthy. The owners are extremely accommodating and we look

forward to future vacations at Villa Arrecife.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ontario, Canada

A luxury retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Situated in a wonderfully peaceful location, this beautiful spacious villa is a real retreat. It was such a relaxing stay where everything was take care of with the daily maid service. Swimming in the totally private pool was idealic. Surrounded by the lush shrubs and trees, watching and listening to the colorful birds was one of my favorite times of the day. The roof top is just sublime, relaxing in hammocks with a gentle breeze. It is so good to unwind with friends or by yourself and get away from the hustle and bustle. Its also a great gathering place at the villa.

You are also close to beautiful beaches and there are so many fun and interesting day trips to make from snorkeling in the pretty lagoons or diving excusions, to shopping in Playa-del-Carmen. Also, many adventurous activities are available nearby too for thrill seekers.

I would recommend this villa to families and groups of friends as it really accomodates every need.

It was an introduction to the Mayan Riviera for me and a trip I'll remember very fondly, I would love to return.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

5 Star Accommodations in the Mayan Riviera

  • 5 of 5

Spent a fantastic week at this beautiful vacation villa. The villa is spotless and the service staff are available everyday to keep it looking that way. You won't have to lift a finger. The surrounding area has so much to offer. Breathtaking beaches, fantastic snorkelling, delicious food, great shopping and fabulous people. The villa provided everything we needed to make our trip complete. Well appointed with coolers, beach mats, umbrella's etc. There is a fantastic Hydrotherapy Spa 5 minutes away at The Grand Sirenis Resort. If your looking for modern, clean accommodations in an area with plenty to offer, this is the one. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
baldwin city,ks

A family's sojourn

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place where we could take our grown children and grandchildren. The villa exceeded all our expectations. Alex their property manager is always available and so willing to help. The housekeeping is above and beyond what you'll expect. Location was perfect for us, easy to reach the ruins, beach in Tulum, beach in Akumal, grocery stores in Akumal, Playa and Tulum. Tamara the owner is easy to get a hold of and very fast at getting back to you, if you have any questions. All of her recommendations were 1ST class! We ate at Lo-Ha 3 x's, went to the Lagoon 2X's, and Aktun Chen cenote. Depending on how long you have, vist Coba early in the morning, stop in the honey store and taste the nector from the stinger-less bee's. You would have just visited their temple. The place is beautiful. We also had an elderly great gra-ma (seeing impared) and a seeing impared grandchild! Enjoy you won't ever regret it, or have anything to complain about!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
87 Kilometres
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8.5 Kilometres
Lol Ha - Akumal
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Bahia Principe
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Kilometres
Cueva del Pescador - Akumal
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Residential Beach
Car: recommended

Villa Arrecife is located in the residential grounds of the Grand Sirenis Resort. Nestled within virgin jungle, the villa has ready access to the bustling town of Playa del Carmen, the quaint village of Akumal, and the naturally beautiful Tulum.

Akumal is an ecological sensitive area and boasts not only a coral reef, but feeding grounds for sea turtles. For those that enjoy diving, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras and Playa del Carmen have excellent schools that we can recommend! Tulum's Playa Paraiso is a stunning beach featuring shallow warm surf and talc white soft sand. Further along the beach are the famous Mayan ruins of the ancient settlement of Tulum - this is a must for those interested in learning the history of the area. Playa del Carmen is a bustling town that features restaurants of all ethnicities, a wide variety of shopping and beautiful beaches. This is also where the ferry dock is located to travel to Cozumel.

The villa is perfectly located right in the centre of the Mayan Riviera and has ready access to amazing beaches, popular tourist attractions, and places to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Please message me if you have questions regarding your vacation planning, as I can suggest activities that would suit everyone!!


Rates & Availability

From C$429 Per night

Akumal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 9 2015 - Apr 29 2015
1 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2015 - Aug 26 2015
1 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2015 - Nov 18 2015
1 night minimum stay
Winter II
Nov 19 2015 - Dec 15 2015
1 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 6 2016
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$1,000
Notes We are currently offering a 25% discount on the regular rental rates!!!!!!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Blue Side Room - toilet , shower
    Blue Pool View Room - toilet , shower
    Orange Bedroom/Green Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Powder Room - toilet
    Casita - toilet , shower
  • All full bathrooms feature shampoo/conditioner and body wash, hair dryers, cotton swabs and cotton pads, hand & body towels as well as face cloths for guest use. There are miscellaneous toiletries for guest use as well, located in the undercounter cabinet.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • King size beds (4) 4 of the bedrooms feature King-sized beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) The Green Room features two single beds that can be pushed together to form a King or left separate. The Casita features a Queen-sized bed. Baby Cribs (1) A pack and play is available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
All the bedrooms interiors in 'Villa Arrecife' were designed by Lourdes Banquedano; a designer in Cancun. All bedrooms have private balconies, full bathrooms, individually controlled A/C units, fans, ample closet space, bookshelves with paperbacks for guest use, and all linens are supplied. The bathrooms of Villa Arrecife are fully tiled with honed limestone counters. Fans ensure the rooms stay cool while in use and operable windows ensure good ventilation in all 5 1/2 bathrooms. All full bathrooms are stocked with shampoo, body wash, soap, cotton swabs, cotton pads, and hair dryers for guest use. All bath towels, hand towels and face cloths are supplied as well. The Green Bedroom and Orange Bedroom share an adjoined bathroom, which is slightly larger than the other full bathrooms, with a walk-in shower with rain head shower head.

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