GABRIELLA'S CASITA A LUXURIOUS RETREAT IN A PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY

Gabriella Herbert

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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GABRIELLA'S CASITA A LUXURIOUS RETREAT IN A PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Akumal Studio Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom studio condo steps away from the beach

There is a lovely tropical beach setting for this elegant second floor studio casita in gated South Akumal. This luxurious retreat is like no other - it has the feel of a villa, and offers privacy like no other casita in the Akumal area. This small gated community is private, well guarded and safe, with multi million dollar villas lining the beach. The casita is surrounded by lush green gardens, and just steps from a pristine quiet beach which will feel like your own. The open floor plan is elegant in decor, has central AC, a small balcony with a view of the beach flora, a nice living area, a majestic bed setting, a fully equipped kitchenette and a spacious marble bath.

It is perfect for honeymoons or just a romantic getaway. Lounge in the dramatic and comfortable king size bed (with the highest end mattress available in a rental), or on the built in couch watching satellite TV. The quality of the amenities, art, design and the decor of this casita are unparalleled in this small rental - making it a great place for particular guests looking for a first class smaller vacation home. Just steps away (you can hear the waves hit the breakers from the casita), is the beach, the path to it is lined by grand sea grape trees, which make great private and shady retreats from the warm tropical sun. The protected bay offers excellent snorkeling, swimming and kayaking.

The casita comes with beach towels, some snorkel equipment, a 2 person kayak, padded beach loungers, hammocks and Satellite TV/DVD and Wi-Fi Internet. Enjoy a late night stroll down the quiet beach under the moon lit sky after preparing dinner on the gas grill under the palms. May through September you may experience the wonder of sea turtles nesting, they’ve come to these beaches from beginning of time.

The casita sits just to the west of the main villa, which is not rented out. Guests will get the opportunity to meet the owner, who has a reputation for being a delightful hostess.

This is a charming studio condo, a treasure by the sea.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gabriella Herbert (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Gabriella's Casita a luxurious retreat in a private gated community
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Akumal Quintana Roo
5

You must stay here!

  • 5 of 5
What a find! The casita is a delight, as is Gabriella. The casita is exactly as pictured--Gabriella has taste, I must say. The walk-in shower is perfect after a day at the beach. The sitting area is comfortable. The bed is a dream. The kitchen has all you will need. You can snorkel right outside the casita or go down the beach to Akumal north. Be sure to check out Ya-Kul for excellent snorkeling. Eat at La Lunita. It's definitely the best restaurant in the area. Akumal Sur, where the casita is located, is much quieter than Akumal north. We loved the casita and will be back! P.S. Be sure to say hello to Pantera, Gabriella's dog.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gabriella's Casita a luxurious retreat in a private gated community
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-305 407 8065
Akumal Quintana Roo
5

What a relaxing stay in paradise

  • 5 of 5
"This is a lovely place to relax at. The casita is beautiful and clean with daily maid service. Gabriella is a wonderful host and very helpful with local knowledge and restaurant suggestions. The beach is very private and with comfortable loungers. I snorkelled out to the reef from our beach. Akumal and Tulum are the closest towns and we had a wonderful birthday meal at Citle in Tulum. If you like peace and quiet, this is for you"
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Gabriella's Casita a luxurious retreat in a private gated community
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Bend, Oregon
5

Amazing Place! 5-Stars

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in the casita for a week. The accommodation was great and the host Gabriella really does an amazing job making you feel comfortable. The casita and property is very clean and tightly. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone looking for a place in Akumal. It is only a 10 or 15 minute walk on the beach into town. The beach in front of the casita is nice and quiet with great swimming. We look forward to a return trip to Gabriella's Casita. Happy Travels!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your next stay. A very special thank you from Ana and my very best to you
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Gabriella's Casita a luxurious retreat in a private gated community
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Torrance, CA
5

Janet D.

  • 5 of 5
Gabriella, your a delight! Thank you for your warm welcome, your help and this wonderful opportunity. I hope to return next year!

I enjoyed every second of my thirteen day vacation. Gabriella's casita is more beautiful than the photos on her site, and situated in a quiet neighborhood on a beautiful palm lined beach. The water is stunning and the sand soft and white.

Enjoy a leisurely walk to the next cove for great food and some shopping. Everyone is very friendly!

Don't forget your camera and snorkel gear!

Warm regards, Gabriella!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gabriella's Casita a luxurious retreat in a private gated community
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Akumal Quintana Roo
5

Haven in the Treetops

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I had one week to spend in this beautiful studio in Akumal Sur. We chose this location based on the description, photos, and others' reviews. We were not disappointed! Gabriella is a wonderful host (and a great storyteller!). The bed was supremely comfortable, and all the furnishings, cleanliness, and order made us feel pampered.

This was a great home base from which to explore. We spent quite a lot of time in Akumal. It is a short drive away...one day I walked there along the beach, just for fun...maybe a 3-mile walk round-trip. The weather was somewhat windy for us. We had one day when the sea was not choppy, and we did snorkel and dive...I saw sea turtles and lots of fish. On windy days, though, snorkeling was still great at Yal Ku, and I'm sure at other local cenotes, as well. It was also fun to visit Aktun Chen just down the road...they have a dry cave, a cenote for swimming, and a fun zip lining experience! Further down, we saw Tulum and a beautiful beach there below the ruins (wear a bathing suit!). Coba is also a nice day trip from here. In Coba, we recommend finding a place to eat the Mayan-prepared charcoal chicken...such a unique flavor...delicious!

There is quite a lot of wildlife in this little haven. Birds start singing and chirping every morning outside the casita around dawn. In the rocks at Tulum there are iguanas, and at Aktun Chen they house monkeys, parrots, deer, wild boar, snakes, and a few wild cats.

This was a wonderful little vacation. We highly recommend staying here, and we will surely return!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gabriella's Casita a luxurious retreat in a private gated community
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Dundee, NY, USA
5

Much More Than a Winter Escape

  • 5 of 5
Our intention was to escape the snow and chill of upstate New York, and we'd heard that Akumal was a pleasant destination. We chose Gabriella's casita based on the VRBO write-up. We were more than pleased with our stay! The casita is exactly as pictured and described, and Gabriella is a treasure. We snorkeled right off of her beach, and enjoyed the kayak for a trip out to the reef. AC and ceiling fans made sleeping comfortable, as did the excellent bed and bedding. There are so many things to do within an easy drive that an 8 day visit just scratched the surface. Cenotes are a dream - great for cooling off in the afternoon after pounding around a Mayan ruin or two in the mid-day. Two thumbs up!
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your discoveries of the area that after 15 years of living here I did't know. Future guests of my casita thank you also when I share your discoveries with them. Your limitless energy to explore and enjoy is an example to us all. I look forward to your publication of the hidden trasures of Riviera Maya.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Cancun
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Akumal South
Car: recommended

Xel-Ha Ecological Park Distance from Akumal: 15km

Yalku Lagoon In North Akumal

Xcaret Ecological Park Distance from Akumal: ~ 30km

Tulum Mayan Ruins

Coba Ruins

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Availability & Rates

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Akumal Studio Rental Rates

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low season
Apr 12 2014 - Dec 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$140
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Akumal Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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