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HUMBLE / RIGHT ON THE BEACH / IN CONDO-HOTEL / LOUSY 0.6MI ROAD TO GET TO IT

Alejandrina Saccone c/o Claudio Barbero-Montagna

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Alejandrina Saccone c/o Claudio Barbero-Montagna

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 31, 2014
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HUMBLE / RIGHT ON THE BEACH / IN CONDO-HOTEL / LOUSY 0.6MI ROAD TO GET TO IT

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Akumal Apartment Rental Photos and Description

You Couldn't Get Any Closer To The Calm, Warm, Turquoise Caribbean Sea

700 yards (640m) of white fine sand beach (with sandy bottom once you are in the water) right in front of the condo. This is considered one of the best beaches in the area, very calm and perfect for snorkelling as it is protected by the coral reef just 100 yards out and where you can see the waves breaking (see photos).

525SF + patio ground floor Studio condominium. The beach area and pool are right in front of the unit, it is shared with the next-door Oasis Hotel that, slowly, bought over 50% of the units of these 4 condo buildings and turned them into hotel rooms. So at any given time you'll have hotel guests and condo owners/tenants sharing the beach chairs, umbrellas (palapas in Mexico) and pool. They make sure the beach is perfectly clean. The only thing you won't be getting is the free booze or any of the 'all inclusive' services. Your 'all inclusive' will be the fridge in the unit. I usually leave some essentials (coffee, bread, bananas, milk, cereal, beer, red wine, cheese, etc) that you can either replenish or leave the money for it before you leave.

Great location right in between Playa del Carmen and Tulum (beach, ruins and town).

PLUSES: one of the best beaches in the area, generally calm ad with a sandy bottom (for a while). You can swim all the way to the coral reef and the water rarely gets deeper than 7 feet. You can see colourful fish (always), turtles (sometimes), manta rays and the occasional octopus (they camouflage with the white bottom).

When it comes to transportation, you can drive (parking in front of the condo door) or take the 'colectivos' (public buses, white vans, USD$3) by walking to the highway (0.6mi/1km). On these 'colectivos' you can go 30 mins to the north, to Playa del Carmen (USD$30 by taxi) for some fun in its excellent restaurants and clubs or 15 mins to the south where you'll have access to the 2nd best beach in the world , the Tulum Beach (USD$20 by taxi), with its very bohemian crowd and eco beautiful (clothing optional everywhere on this beach, though not technically legal in Mexico). You can settle down at any of the restaurants on the beach and even spend the day there by just consuming food and drinks. This beach is a beautiful and long (more than 4mi) walking beach. The famous Tulum Ruins are at the north end of the tulum beach (do not confuse the Grand Tulum Beach with the little and quaint beach inside the Tulum Ruins, they are different animals).

For essentials you have the town of Akumal 5 mins to the north (USD$10 taxi ride) or the town of Chemuyil 5 mins to the south (USD$10 taxi ride). For big food shopping you have a large supermarket 'Chedraui' (odd name for a supermarket even in Spanish) 15 mins north at 'Puerto Aventuras (USD$20 taxi ride) and another 'Chedraui' (and even larger) 15 mins south in Tulum town (USD$20 taxi ride). Also lots of chachkas in Tulum town.

MINUSES: road to get to the condo from the highway (0.6mi/1km) is unpaved and full of pot holes, a real mess. You'll have to drive really slowly or you'll wreck your car. If you were to get there for the first time at night you would think 'where the heck am i going?' as you drive in with jungle on both sides. Don't worry, it gets really nice once you get closer to the unit and to the unit.

Shopping for food would be fairly difficult to do by using public transportation (you would have to carry the food shopping bags in the crowded small public transportation vans, 'colectivos').The closest large supermarkets are 15 mins north or 15 mins south of the condo (by car) USD$20 taxi ride. Without a car it gets tricky. Smaller first necessities supermarkets are 5 mins north by car (Akumal Beach, not Akumal Town) or 5 mins south by car (Chemuyil), USD$10 taxi ride for both.

HOW TO GET HERE

Transportation Available from and to the Cancun airport (CUN) for USD$75 each way (1:15hr ride) + tip ($10?) (Van up to 3 people and USD$85 up to 8) by Jeromy Transport . They'll wait for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it.

Contact: Miguel. Phone: 011-52-1-998-845-8258 (central time)

You could also rent a car at the Cancun Airport (Blueway has really inexpensive cars, right outside the airport).

Hertz Tulum Pueblo (15mins south of here) rents cars for around USD$60/day and they'll bring it to the condo, here, and pick it up when you want to return it (Fidel, who works there, told me about this).

National Reservations Phone: 011-52-800-709-5000

Address for Hertz Tulum Pueblo:

'Carretera Federal Cancun-Tulum' and 'Carretera Federal Tulum-Coba'

San Francisco de Asis Shopping Plaza, # 9

Tulum , 77500

México

Hours: Mo-Su 7:00AM-10:00PM

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Alejandrina Saccone c/o Claudio Barbero-Montagna (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
71%
Calendar last updated:
October 31, 2014

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Reviews

HUMBLE / RIGHT ON THE BEACH / IN CONDO-HOTEL / LOUSY 0.6mi ROAD TO GET TO IT
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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HUMBLE / RIGHT ON THE BEACH / IN CONDO-HOTEL / LOUSY 0.6mi ROAD TO GET TO IT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p510888vb
-6048996067
Akumal Quintana Roo
Wyoming
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
Great area of Riviera Maya. The condo is right on a nice beach and has a pool. It was the perfect size for two or three people. We rented a car and went to Tulum, Coba, Akumal and some Cenotes and other beaches. The owners were great to work with and the price was right. Pauline cleaned twice in a week which was perfect. The condo allowed us to cook some of our own meals and do laundry. The condo itself is decorated great with local art. This is one of my favorite areas of Mexico. I prefer this area of Akumal over Half Moon Bay as the beach has soft white sand rather than the pebble beach at Half Moon. You are right next to a small All Inclusive that is mostly Italian, which gives it an international flavor. You are really close to Akumal that has great restaurants and snorkeling with the turtles
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy,

Thanks so much for the nice review.

You are welcome back to the unit any time.

Cheers,

Claudio Barbero-Montagna
604-899-6067

Map

Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Cancun, Mexico, 1hr 15mins. 4 lane Hwy 307
Nearest Barpub
0.06 Miles
100m(300FT)walk on the beach 'The Beached Bikini'
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Playa del Carmen (toCozumel),30mins,4 LaneHwy 307
Nearest Golf
1.25 Miles
Bahia Principe Golf (3rd best in Mexico)
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
4 lane Federal Hwy 307 Chetumal-Puerto Juarez
Nearest Restaurant
1.25 Miles
'Hacienda Doña Isabel' inside the Bahia Príncipe
Nearest Beach
right outside the Patio Door

Great location right in between Playa del Carmen and Tulum (beach, ruins and town).

Pluses: located right on the beach on the bay south of Akumal Bay. The Meso American coral reef (2nd largest in the world after the grand barrier one) is very close to shore right there (where the waves break in the photos). This makes the beach in front of the unit and to its left (looking out from the patio) one of the best in the area, generally calm ad with a sandy bottom (for a while). You can swim all the way to the coral reef and the water rarely gets deeper than 7 feet. You can see colourful fish (always), turtles (sometimes), manta rays and the occasional octopus (they camouflage with the white bottom).

When it comes to transportation, you can drive (parking in front of the condo door) or take the 'colectivos' (public buses, white vans, USD$3) by walking to the highway (0.6mi/1km). On these 'colectivos' you can go 30 mins to the north, to Playa del Carmen for some fun in its excellent restaurants and clubs or 15 mins to the south where you'll have access to the 2nd best beach in the world, the Tulum Beach, with its very bohemian crowd and eco beautiful (clothing optional everywhere on this beach, though not technically legal in Mexico). You can settle down at any of the restaurants on the beach and even spend the day there by just consuming food and drinks. This beach is a beautiful and long (more than 4mi) walking beach. The famous Tulum Ruins are at the north end of the tulum beach (do not confuse the Grand Tulum Beach with the little and quaint beach inside the Tulum Ruins, they are different animals).

For essentials you have the town of Akumal 5 mins to the north or the town of Chemuyil 5 mins to the south. For big food shopping you have a large supermarket 'Chedraui' (odd name for a supermarket even in Spanish) 15 mins north at 'Puerto Aventuras' and another 'Chedraui' (and even larger) 15 mins south in Tulum town. Also lots of chachkas in Tulum town.

Minuses: road to get to the condo from the highway (0.6mi/1km) is unpaved and full of pot holes, a real mess. You'll have to drive really slowly or you'll wreck your car. If you were to get there for the first time at night you would think 'where the heck am i going?' as you drive in with jungle on both sides. Don't worry, it gets really nice once you get closer to the unit and to the unit.

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Rates & Availability

From $120 Per night

Akumal Apartment Rental Rates

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Amenities

Akumal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Firm King size Mattress. Nice view of the Caribbean Sea and the waves breaking on the Meso American coral reef from the bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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