SHANGRI-LA: JUST 15 MINS FROM BEACH. CHIC PENTHOUSE AT TAO WELLNESS & GOLF RESOR

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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SHANGRI-LA: JUST 15 MINS FROM BEACH. CHIC PENTHOUSE AT TAO WELLNESS & GOLF RESOR

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Shangri-la: 15 mins from the beach: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Picture a tropical, luxurious paradise with stunning views just 15 mins from the beach - Shangri-La at Tao.

A large luxury penthouse with private roof-deck & hot tub on the grounds of the Grand Bahia Principe 5 star estate.

2 double beds and sofa-bed. 15 mins to the beach by free trolley. 21 Great bars and restaurants on your doorstep or venture 20 mins into Tulum town to experience the real Mexico! Akumal beach is 10 mins away - swim with Turtles or relax at a beach-side bar.

On-site wellness center (included in your rental - no charge), lap pool, state of the art gym, communal pool and yoga classes.

Take advantage of up to 50% off green fees at the Robert Trent Jones golf-course on-site. 27 Championship holes in a spectacular setting.

Everything for a romantic getaway or a family holiday. Just bring a beach towel and you're ready to go!

Fancy a 5 star pamper day? For just $59 per person (under 12's half price) become a day-guest at the Gran Bahia Principe resort: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in any of the resort's restaurants, use of the resort facilities, kids club, activities, shows, tennis, sports zone and Hacienda Doña Isabel (disco and bars) - Alcohol is included (Purchase day-passes from the Hotel at any time)

The Tao wellness center is the newest and most exclusive part of the Grand Bahia Principe Golf resort. Stay at a 5 star luxury resort....enjoy your own private penthouse with stunning views, every sporting or entertainment option you can imagine...at a fraction of what the 5 star hotel will cost.

Google 'Tao Golf and Holistic Wellness' for great pictures and details of this world class facility....and check out the 58 Five star reviews .

This truly is the best penthouse at the best resort just 15 mins from the beach and 20 mins from downtown Tulum

BE SURE TO RENT A CAR TO EXPLORE THE AREA AND GET AROUND THE RESORT QUICKLY.

May '14 Update: Some of my first guests in January complained about construction noise. It should be noted that there is ongoing light construction within earshot of the condo. Our prices reflect this minor disruption.

This review is on July 25th.

'We had the most magnificent stay at Paul's apartment. Fully equipped, beautiful, spacious apartment. Paul's guide to the area was extremely helpful. His restaurant recommendations were spot on. Driving directions and local sight info perfect. The resort is huge. One of the biggest! Paul's apartment is in the quiet residential area so was a lovely refuge to come back to. The resort has numerous pools and a beautiful beach. Do get a car! We did after some prompting and found driving seamless. I can highly recommend the coba and tulum ruins and there are hundreds of underwater cenotes which are a must! Weather was hot and a little humid but not overwhelmingly so. Air con in the apartment was welcome. Loved loved loved it here. Would highly recommend apartment and area. Paul was a fantastic host. Prompt communication and he left a local mobile for us and contact details for his property manager if we should need it. Oh, and we arrived to a big fruit bowl and bottle of wine! Five stars! We've stayed in over 15 bnbs and this was the best! Thanks we'll be back!'

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Owner

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Speaks french, english
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Originally from Ireland, I live in NYC now. An exciting place to live...even when there's a foot of slushy snow on the ground! I go to Tulum a couple of times each year. My parents love it, my nieces love it and my brothers too....its so rare to make everybody happy!

Owner purchased this apartment in 2012

A chance business trip took me to Tulum....and I totally fell in love. Its a stunning location that has every modern convenience... but its also a laid back shabby chic joint where you can hang out on the beach with your family all day.

I love to golf and my girlfriend loves yoga. We both love to explore new places and experience different cultures. This place is perfect for both of us. Amazing golf....and free yoga! Lots to do by day or by night

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Shangri-la: Just 15 mins from beach. Chic Penthouse at Tao Wellness & Golf Resor
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
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Shangri-la: Just 15 mins from beach. Chic Penthouse at Tao Wellness & Golf Resor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p501463vb
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Moscow, Russia
5

FABULOUS FAMILY VACATION!!!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful to place to visit and stay! Five stars!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Leon, thanks for staying with us. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks also for the great review.

see you in Shangri-la again soon I hope

Paul
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Akumal Quintana Roo
New York, NY
5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful time! Beautiful apartment and conveniently located to so many attractions. I'm looking forward to visiting again. Thanks!!!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Suzan. We are glad you guys had a good time. Come back and stay with us any time

Thanks again

Paul
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Akumal Quintana Roo
London
5

WHAT AN OASIS, PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We loved it, total wind-down, just what we needed. The location is ideal and the accommodation far exceeds the description. Thoroughly recommend. Well worth a visit, we will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Shangri-la: Just 15 mins from beach. Chic Penthouse at Tao Wellness & Golf Resor
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Akumal Quintana Roo
5

WOW! WHAT A GREAT COMBINATION OF ALL INCLUSIVE AMENITIES AND YOUR OWN PRIVATE CONDO!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, myself and 2 children (9, 11) went to Mexico for almost two weeks this past March. I would have to kill someone if we stayed in a small hotel room for that long so we rented condos. We stayed the first few days in Playa del Carmen, then the last week in Tao. Tao is a beautiful, super secure development nestled into a natural treed setting. The overall location is excellent for touring the Mayan Riveria or for just hanging out and relaxing. Renting a car is soooo cheap in Mexico and driving on the Cancun-Tulum highway is smooth as silk. There is so much to see and do in this area, which you will never discover if you sit at the all-inclusive resort all day. Having said that, we did venture to the Bahia Principe and enjoyed the beach facilities, the water park and slides, and a couple of evening shows. The beach was great and the Bahia has a very safe lagoon where I never worried about the kids being swept out to sea. My daughter even won the kid's poolside basketball competition... ha ha. We just hung out, we didn't try the all-inclusive wristbands, so can't comment on that. (We've stayed at the Bahia hotel before and it is a fantastic resort). Bring your own beach towel if you don't do the all inclusive as the Bahia only provides towels to wristband holders. We also went to the Tao Wellness Centre - absolutely the most beautiful yoga studio I've ever been in. Paul's condo is big, new, and fully equipped (thanks for the soap for the washing machine - much appreciated!). The place is sparkling clean. The beds are firm (too firm for me, but some people like that). There are two outdoor terraces to enjoy (the penthouse terrace is massive!). There is some great patio furniture to lounge on. The Tao community pool is big and in a beautiful, relaxing setting. The golf course that surrounds Tao looked stunning, but we never had time to try it. What struck me about Tao was the amount of trees, to hear the birds sing in the morning was magical. We saw some kind of wild foxes and of course, iguanas. There is construction going on as the Tao development is being completed, but it never bothered us. If you close the patio door, you won't hear a thing. The Tao condo buildings all have elevators. A small point, but if you have any mobility issues or have groceries, it's convenient. The owner, Paul, is great to work with. Thanks for sharing Shangri-La with us! We're coming back next winter to do the stuff we never had time for this year.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • 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: Marcella, Thanks so much for staying at my place. Im glad you enjoyed the roof deck - thats what convinced me to buy the place! Very best wishes....and see you next winter

Paul
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Shangri-la: Just 15 mins from beach. Chic Penthouse at Tao Wellness & Golf Resor
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Akumal Quintana Roo
5

TAO WELLNESS & GOLF RESORT

TAO WELLNESS & GOLF RESORT
  • 5 of 5
We have recently returned from a one month stay at this fabulous condo. First, the Tulum/Akumal area is a great place to vacation with great beaches, towns, restaurants, Mayan Ruins, and shopping to meet any ones needs. Second, this condo is the perfect place to stay -- especially if you like something less commercial. The furnishings and decorations are very professionally done and everything is brand new. The kitchen is well equipped, and we enjoyed cooking and eating at home most of the time (although there are plenty of great restaurants nearby). In fact, among Akumal, Grand Bahia Principe, and Tulum I believe there are enough restaurants to allow one to eat every meal at a different place for a month. We tried many of them and were happy with the service and food at every place we ate. Pricing is reasonable and of course, scales upward with the level of elegance you choose.
The terraces (main level and roof top) are comfortably appointed and are a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun set. The Tao area is sprayed for insects regularly so sitting outside was not a problem. The Tao development is about one third complete. While we were there, a lot of punch list stuff was being done in all of the completed buildings, including this unit. Phase Two of the development is well underway so there is heavy construction activity throughout the immediate area. It’s only a problem if you let it get to you. Otherwise, it’s just part of the scene. The people are just as courteous and pleasant as they can be.
If you’re going to be there for a few days and intend to stay in the resort area, (beaches, dining, golf, relaxing), you probably do not need a car. The shuttles are not much of a problem and even with a car, we found ourselves using them frequently. You can always get a cab if need be. For a week or more, a car is necessary. The grounds of the condo are well maintained, the pool is great for swimming. Other amenities we appreciated were the gym, lap pools, and Yoga classes at the Wellness Center. Also, a sense of security from controlled access to the complex and roving foot patrols on a 24/7 basis were appreciated. It’s hard to imagine all that is available to you within the Resort Area but, it will be a pleasant surprise. Dealing with Paul for the rental was easy and efficient everything went as planned. We would go back in a heartbeat. Thank you Paul for making it all available to us.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying Harry. I am glad you both had a good time and made the most of the amenities. Id be delighted to have you back any time. Very best wishes. Paul
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Akumal Quintana Roo
Juneau, Alaska
5

STYLISH & MODERN MEXICAN LIVING!

Stylish & Modern Mexican Living!
  • 5 of 5
We just returned from staying at this lovely condo, and we highly recommend it as a wonderful "home away from home" as you explore the beauties of Tulum. It is chic, modern, and comfortable, and we especially LOVED the rooftop jacuzzi and sitting area at night when you could almost reach up and touch the stars!

Some of the other positives that we appreciated:

*Good internet connection and cable TV.
*A local property manager that we could contact, and a cell phone provided to do so.
*Sleek and stylish decor.
*Well-stocked kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms.
*Very reasonable rate for this particular resort.
*Owner was especially helpful and very easy to work with!

Some points to consider:

* You definitely need a car! We used Payless, and had a good rental experience.
* There IS construction being done directly across from the condo. They didn't seem
to work on week-ends, and we were gone most week-days, so any noise we heard did
not disrupt our relaxation in any way.
*The view from the condo includes many of the surrounding units, the parking area, and
a distant view of the ocean on the horizon. This was not a negative for us, though
something to consider if you were wanting a view of only natural surroundings.

Overall, this penthouse unit is an exceptional value, and we miss the peace and tranquility we enjoyed there!
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie - we would love to host you again any time. Im so glad you enjoyed your stay. Very best wishes. Paul
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Map

Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

15 mins to the beach....a stunning, large penthouse with panoramic views, roof-deck & jacuzzi. 2 double beds and sofa-bed, 20 mins by car to downtown Tulum and a short walk to all amenities. On-site wellness center (included in your rental - no charge), lap pool, state of the art gym, communal pool...everything for a romatic getaway or a family holiday. Just bring a beach towel and you're ready to go! Google Tao Golf and Holistic Wellness for great pictures and details of this world class facitlity

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Availability & Rates

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Akumal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Regular
May 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
4 night minimum stay
$120
$840
$2,800
 
 
High
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$248
$1,740
$6,500
 
 
Medium
Jan 7 2015 - Apr 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$180
$1,260
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$120
$840
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40
Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes There is a $40 cleaning fee per booking...all other fees and taxes are paid my me

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Akumal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 luxury family bathroom and one En-suite
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Suite with King Bed and en-suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Golf
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
For about per person per day, you can avail of the 'all inclusive' resort next door. All food and beverage all day - included.
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