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PRIVATE POOL! SPRING BREAK STILL AVAILABLE!

Mark or Rigina Monk

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Mark or Rigina Monk

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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PRIVATE POOL! SPRING BREAK STILL AVAILABLE!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Akumal House Rental Photos and Description

2 bdrm, 1 bath in Chan Chemuyil, Perfectly located between Akumal & Tulum!

Explore the wonders of the Riviera Maya with this colorful, welcoming casa as your home base! Say goodbye to resort crowds, 'saving' beach chairs, long lines and organized group activities. The only bracelet you will wear is the one you make of shells collected after a day of seacombing.

Wake up with the sun or sleep in a little late- you're on Caribbean time! Immerse yourself in a truly authentic experience for the senses by visiting one of the many local restaurants serving delicious Yucatan dishes! Relax with a refreshing cocktail while cooling off in the private, large pool while the kids splash and have a ball. Explore the enchanted world of the world-renown Meso American coral reef as you glide effortlessly on the surface of the Caribbean, swimming next to sea turtles, schools of fish and exotic coral formations. (Xcacel Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, is a short walk away). Climb the ruins and learn about historical Chichen Itza, the ancient Mayan-built civilization that still stands today. The possibilities are endless, and at the end of the day, retreat to your cheery, comfortable and relaxing home away from home. We've thought of everything you need to make your stay comfortable and stress free..All that's missing is YOU! Come and discover why everyone loves Casa de Risa!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mark or Rigina Monk (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Mark or Rigina Monk

We started traveling to the Caribbean in 2004, and quickly fell in love with the gorgeous water, beaches and warm sunshine. We live in Michigan and experience some pretty harsh winters, so we cherish every minute we get to spend in the sun! We are self-diagnosed beach bums, and adore the fact that there are literally over a dozen of the very best beaches in the Caribbean within a thirty minute drive of the casa! Depending on our mood, we can choose one for pampering, kayaking, snorkeling, sunning, socializing..you name it! Plus, we have all the modern conveniences of home, so we never feel as if we are 'roughing it'. There are plenty of large grocery stores as well as small local fruit and vegetable stands. We love this area of Mexico, and think you will, too. We're pleased to share our well-appointed and comfy home and the Yucatan with you!

Mark or Rigina Monk purchased this house in 2008

Why Mark or Rigina Monk chose Akumal

We purchased our lovely casa in 2008 after traveling all over the Caribbean in search of the best place for a vacation home. We landed in this charming little neighborhood and must say, the location cannot be beat! Chan Chemuyil is a short drive away from the most gorgeous white sand beaches we have ever seen! The nearby towns of Chemuyil, Akumal and Tulum all have their distinct charms, and this diversity is what brings us back, over and over. Less than ninety minutes to Playa del Carmen and Cancun, the larger city life is there to experience, with nightclubs, shopping, theatres and sightseeing, if you want to experience urban Mexicana. We hope that whatever you choose to do during your stay, you enjoy it as much as we and our neighbors do!

What makes this house unique

Casa de Risa is one of the few homes in the neighborhood with a swimming pool, and it is the largest. We have enlarged the kitchen significantly to allow for comfortable meal prep and of course, entertaining! The home is equipped with all of the comforts of home and is decorated to inspire relaxation and happiness. All of our furniture is handcrafted by local artisans and everything in our home was individually chosen to reflect the spirit of Life, Love and Laughter. Enjoy!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

5
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Private Pool! SPRING BREAK STILL AVAILABLE!
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Pittsburgh, PA USA
5

A special place we would love to call home!

  • 5 of 5
What a peaceful piece of paradise we found in Casa de Risa! The small community of Chan Chemuyil is wonderful, quiet, friendly and beautiful. We loved the Cenote around the corner and jungle walk to the beach. This house has the perfect set up. Larger inside than most and the enclosed front entrance gives a warm welcome. We enjoyed all the personal touches, décor, bed comforter, large bath and beach towels, Ice-packs & coolers etc. We even had a surprise guest! Such a nice place.... a scorpion moved in!!!! Easily caught and let loose in jungle. With that, we now had a good story to tell back home! The pool was super and the rooftop patio was our favorite place to have breakfast and just hang out with drinks! The outside shower was a nice luxury--liked it even better than the inside one. Oh! and to our surprise: daily we were visited by a family of Tucans that go from tree to tree on all sides of the villa! So spectacular. The kitchen was nicely stocked, we appreciated use of the spices, and left some of our own behind. We just wish the oven had been safe to use. Use of the laptop and especially the magic jack phone was an enormous help. Thank you for that. All in all, what a gem in the jungle we enjoyed for 2+ weeks at Casa de Risa. We would love to come back again and again!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! How special that you got to see the toucans! We are so happy that you enjoyed the casa, both inside and out, as well as our unique and charming neighborhood. Thank you for bringing the issue with the oven to our attention; we want every visitor's experience to be perfect! We'd love to have you back!
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5

Comfortable home and great value!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay with our family in Chan Chemuyil. This house is older and in a typical Mexican neighborhood rather than a resort, and it is quite literally in the jungle, but if you are ok with that like we are, it's a great place to stay and make your dollar stretch a little farther!

The house is cute and cozy and well appointed. The owners obviously take a lot of pride in it and have paid attention to details. The linens are good quality, as are the kitchen utensils and cookware, and there is lots of good beach gear (only thing missing was a functional beach umbrella). We really enjoyed having our own private pool and spent some lovely, quiet hours floating on the rafts with our books and drinks while our son napped! The rooftop deck and the front porch were also great, although it was usually too hot or too buggy to use them much in July. The AC units did seem to struggle compete with the summer heat--this probably wouldn't be a problem in cooler months.

But the location is really what makes the house incredible. Xcacel, the beach right across the highway, is easily the most beautiful beach on the whole coast--and there are some beautiful beaches in the Yucatan! The water is surreally blue and clear, and the jungle meets the sand behind you as there are no hotels or restaurants. It was often empty or almost empty...just magical! Such a secret gem.

The house is also very close to attractions like Xcaret and lots of cool cenotes, and it's a short drive to Tulum or Akumal or Playa del Carmen. I would strongly recommend a car, as it makes it so much easier to explore the area, and walking to the beach I think would've been pretty hot and tiring, even though it is doable. The pueblo of Chemuyil was also cool. We enjoyed walking into town for dinner a few times and experiencing the area's real culture, a refreshing alternative to the typical resort town. The people were very friendly!

Overall, this home was a great choice for our family vacation. I would recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a bit of adventure away from the all-inclusive or the luxury resort, but still with the comforts of home.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed you time at Casa de Risa and in Chan Chemuyil! The neighborhood is truly unique, consisting of a mix of mostly ex-pats from the US and Canada, as well as a few Mexican families. The town of Chemuyil itself has always been warm and inviting, brimming with the authenticity of a small Mexican village. Everyone feels truly welcome here! And yes, it is most unlike the resort scene and away from from the hustle and bustle of the big tourists area, but still very close to everywhere you want to be.
We have replaced the beach umbrella, as well as made repairs to the a/c unit in the living room. We know just how humid it can get in the Riviera Maya!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad that we were able to share Casa de RIsa with you and your family!
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Lilburn, GA
5

Perfect spot for our 20th Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a wonderful week in Casa de Risa in July 2014. The house is located in a charming neighborhood filled with friendly neighbors, many of whom are expats from Canada and the US. We were invited to a neighborhood potlluck and really enjoyed meeting these lovely people.
We got up early each day to go on our adventures and came back to the house each afternoon and relaxed in the pool and on the rooftop deck. We also watched the stars in hammocks from the deck each night. AMAZING VIEW!
The king bed is wonderfully comfortable and the a/c works well in the bedrooms. The house has lots of fluffy bath towels and big beach towels. We were happy to find various coolers to take with us during the day. The house really has everything you need for a day at the beach or tromping around ruins.
My husband enjoyed the stereo and wide variety of CDS in the house. Our kids (not with us on this trip) would have enjoyed the video games and Netflix on the Wii.
We always felt safe in the house. There is a gate in the front and also on the doors. The neighborhood has a security guard in the front, and he also rode his bike around to check on things.
We rented a car, and were glad we did. We liked being able to get out and explore on our own. The house is about 15 minutes from Akumal, 25 from Tulum. We snorkeled in Akumal & ate at several local restaurants near or on the water there. (La Lunita was our favorite!) We went grocery shopping in Tulum and were happy with the well-stocked kitchen in this house. You can really cook a whole meal and have all the pots, pans & kitchen utensils you need.
The closest beach to the house, Xcacel, is lovely and quiet. We loved being away from the crowds.
We hope to return to Casa de Risa on a future trip. It really was a perfect place to stay on our Mexico Adventure. Thanks, Mark & Rigina for sharing you lovely home with us!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you chose to spend your anniversary in the Riviera Maya and at our casa!
Thank you so much for the lovely review! It sounds like you really had a wonderful time and were able to take advantage of everything Casa de Risa has to offer. We hope to see you again!
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Bailey, CO
5

Wonderfull Casa

  • 5 of 5
Such a wonderful place to stay. My mother and I rented the house the beginning of December 2013. The house had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable. The house stayed cool even without using A.C. I think this has a lot to do with the time of year. I am sure in the summer months the A.C. would be a must. The pool was nice but a little on the cold side, probably due to the time of year. We felt very safe in the house and the neighborhood. It was a short walk to a beautiful beach. The kitchen had all top end utensils. It was nice to be able to make free calls back to the U.S. as well. The only thing we were missing is being right on the beach to listen to the waves at night, but if this house were right on the water I am sure it would be super pricey. We really enjoyed our stay and so close to a beautiful beach, Xel-Ha and Tulum.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much your review!
We are very pleased that you enjoyed the casa with your Mother, and glad that you were able to spend some quality time together in the sun and sand! We agree; Xcacel beach is quite possibly one of the most perfect beaches in the area- so private and breathtakingly beautiful. So happy that we were able to share it with you! Hope to see you again!
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Akumal Quintana Roo
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
This was my first time to Mexico and I must say I loved it! Casa De Risa was incredible. It is beautifully decorated and has everything you needed for your stay. It was very clean and I felt right at home. Its a short walk to the beach and they even provide you with a cooler and a cart to lug all your belongs. My children loved the pool. It was nice to come home after an action packed day and sit and relax on the porch. The neighbors are super friendly. This is definitely a great place to stay and we hope to get back asap!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa de Risa and were able to take advantage of the absolutely stunning Xcacel beach! Thank you so much for your positive feedback- it helps us to know what features and extras our guests appreciate and would like to see! Please come visit us again!
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-269-599-1233
Akumal Quintana Roo
5

Excellent Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our home away from home in Chan Chemuyil Mexico. The home was comfortable, clean and perfect for our needs. The owners were delightful to work with and answered our questions immediately. We would highly recommend this property to others. It was a great launching point for our adventures traveling the countryside to see Mayan ruins, the beach, and nearby towns. We loved how it was away from tourist areas in a nice quiet and small community. It was a wonderful respite from our sightseeing and we enjoyed our time relaxing in the home. We highly recommend visiting the ruins at Coba, Muyil and Tulum. There is much to offer in the town of Tulum.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tim, we are really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Casa de Risa! We agree that the location is perfect as a home base for exploring the area. We hope to see you again in the future!

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Leo's , La Palapa, both in the town of Chemuyil
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bahai Principe
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Leo's, La Palapa, Arrifice, Loncheria
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Xcacel Beach
Car: recommended

90 min. from the bustling city of Cancun, 45 min from the quaint but still metropolitan area of Playa del Carmen, and 30 minutes from the sweet and funky town of Tulum, with its unbelievable beaches and laid-back vibe. Our casa is a short walk to a private, magnificent beach that is never crowded! Choose to make your vacation time totally relaxing or a fun-packed adventure- It's all possible at Casa de Risa! Our Management staff respects your privacy, but is available to you whenever you have a question or request. They are a lovely local couple who know the area very well and love to share their knowledge and pride in the Yucatan with our guests.

Families, couples, explorers, beachbums and divers/snorkerlers alike will find Casa de Risa to be the perfect location to enjoy the nearby sites:

Xcacel Beach - 1/3 mile, an easy walk, parking also available

Xel-Ha Lagoon - 1.5 miles

Akumal/ Half Moon Bay/ Yal-Ku Lagoon - 5 miles

The Jungle Place Monkey Preserve - 1.5 miles

Cenotes - several nearby

Hidden Woods Cenote Park - 1.5 miles

XCaret - 11 miles

XPlor! Adventure Park - 11 miles

Tulum - 9 miles

Playa del Carmen - 28 miles

Cozumel - 28 miles plus 30 minute ferry to Island

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Akumal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
HOLIDAY SEASON
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$130
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$110
$770
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Additional Charge of $15 per person, per night, for groups over 4.

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Amenities

Akumal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in upgraded tiled shower, excellent water pressure, Local hand-crafted tilework, counter space, plenty of fluffy towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double closets, mirrored vanity, nightstand, premium linens
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds easily converted to 1 King. closet, dresser, nightstand
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom, new pillow-top mattress. Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twins with new pillow-top mattresses, can be made into a king.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our wonderful Property Managers are happy to assist you in arranging tours, excursions, shopping trips, spa days, or anything that you may want to do. They are lifelong residents of the area and take great pride not only in our home, but in sharing the the very best that the Yucatan has to offer.

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