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Beautiful 2-BR Condo, Escape to your personal place in the sun

Fran Cornelius

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Fran Cornelius

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Beautiful 2-BR Condo, Escape to your personal place in the sun

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Akumal Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo at Tao in Gran Bahia Principe Golf Resort & Spa

Lugar en el Sol (Place in the Sun) is a new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in an gorgeous luxury resort setting on the Caribbean Coast of Riviera Maya, Mexico. The condo is located in the unique residential community of TAO Inspired Living, committed to balanced living and total well-being through a mind-body-spirit theme. This comfortable condo, located in Gran Bahia Principe Golf Resort & Spa, is on the second floor of the 3 story, contemporary building surrounded by lush vegetation.

Lugar en el Sol features two bedrooms, each with private bathrooms, a relaxing living room, and fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and a terrace balcony (for outdoor dining and/or relaxing). Condo comes with a smart TV with Cable (English and Spanish channels), Roku, a blue-ray DVD player, laptop (for you to use) and WiFi.

As you pack for your fun-filled vacation, please remember, the condo is completely turn-key. You only need to bring your personal items, clothes, etc. Each bathroom has a hair dryer. All linens are provided including 6 – large beach towels

The TAO complex offers an unsurpassed way to relax in one of the most beautiful regions of the world. TAO is a safe community that feels remote and secluded, yet provides a dynamic atmosphere with endless local options for recreation, culture, dining and the arts. (To learn more visit: www.taoinspiredliving.com )

Lugar en el Sol is completely turnkey with all dinnerware, linens and towels included. It comfortably sleeps up to 5 and features open plan living. The well equipped kitchen has a granite breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and enclosed washer and dryer for easy vacation living. Choose to dine in, or check out the local restaurants in the area, or purchase an optional all-inclusive meal plan at the resort--for your entire stay or for just one day. (for more information about cost and how to arrange getting and 'all-inclusive wrist band', please contact me)

Lugar en el Sol is decorated in a calm, casual modern style. All interior spaces are cooled with ceiling fans and air conditioning.

TAO Resort amenities include the onsite holistic TAO Wellness Center offering programs in fitness, inner peace, personal development, creative arts and lifelong learning classes. At the Tao Wellness Center you can engage in wellness-focused programs and a host of holistic services including:

• two salt-water lap pools

• a fitness center

• Yoga

• a healthy snack bar

• an eco-boutique

• an amazing Temazcal (sweat lodge)

• a selection of rejuvenating therapies

• and much more

The Center also hosts global retreats in its event facilities led by celebrated authors and teachers such as Don Miguel Ruiz, Gregg Braden and Jack Canfield, among others. (http://www.taoinspiredliving.com/events-and-experiences# )

As a guest, you will have access to a private homeowner’s beach club on a pristine beach offering shaded loungers, drinks, snacks and towels.

You can play a round of golf (at a significant discount) on the surrounding world-class 27-hole Robert Trent Jones II championship golf course, recently rated 3rd best in the country, with a 100,000 square foot clubhouse.

Regularly scheduled shuttles are available to transport you around the resort and to the beach.

You can enjoy the beach facilities, the water park and slides, and a couple of evening shows. The beach was great and has a very safe lagoon. You can just 'hang-out' without getting an 'all-inclusive wristband' but be sure to bring your own beach towel if you don't do the all inclusive as the Bahia only provides towels to wristband holders.

Lugar en el Sol at TAO is a unique destination for relaxation, healing, creative and spiritual inspiration where you can be complete without leaving the resort. Perfect for family getaways or a romantic retreat for couples.

It could also serve as your base camp for experiencing an abundance of eco and jungle adventures, exploring ancient sites, underground caves and rivers, diving at the world’s second longest barrier reef or discovering a series of amazing beaches, lined with authentic Mexican or trendy new restaurants, shops and galleries.

• Visit the Tulum Ruins, the awe inspiring ancient Mayan ocean side city (http://www.tulumruins.net)

• Book a tour at the Tao Wellness Center or pick up a rental car at the Cancun airport and explore the variety of towns and villages along Highway 307 as you travel south, such as Playa del Carmen with the longest pedestrian street in Latin America (or South Beach) or the island of Cozumel.

• Visit Akumal, home of expats and turtle nesting sites, and Tulum, a tourist hot-spot known for its top 10 beaches

• In Riviera Maya, you can create your own vacation experience! To learn more about things to do here, visit: http://travel.usnews.com/Tulum_Mexico/Things_To_Do

Lugar en el Sol is a beautiful setting surrounded by sacred sites, natural beauty, and an abundance of attractions located in the heart of ancient Mayan culture, a perfect retreat for a week, a month or a season.

Enjoy a relaxing vacation in your place in the sun!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Fran Cornelius (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Fran Cornelius

For most of my life, I have enjoyed traveling and immersing myself the cultures of my host countries. Mexico offers a rich cultural experience with something for everyone.

I am a long time fan of the Tulum area. I am certain that after staying at Lugar en el Sol, you will become a fan too!

Fran Cornelius purchased this condo in 2013

Why Fran Cornelius chose Akumal

Location, Location, Location:

Perfectly located, our condo is 15 minutes from Tulum, 25 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 75 minutes from Cancun International Airport. Our condo is located in the heart of the Caribbean coast of Mexico in the 700 acre Bahia Principe Golf Resort.

What makes this condo unique

This region features an array of attractions ranging from historic ruins and sacred sites, white sand, palm tree lined beaches, lagoons and sacred cenotes, and just offshore is the world's second largest reef.

Riviera Maya is home to centuries old authentic towns and villages, modern architectural complexes, low rise hotels, marinas, sports facilities and gourmet or local restaurants.

At the southern end you'll find the biosphere reserve, Sian Ka'an, a habitat noted for the richness of its flora and fauna.

Riviera Maya has several small towns along its coastline, all of them located no more than 1.5 miles from the wonderful turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

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Beautiful 2-BR Condo, Escape to your personal place in the sun
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

What a beautiful condo, in the middle of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying at Fran's condo. It is incredibly clean, and the check-in process was seamless. We rented a car, and drove to the condo from Cancun. It was a relaxing drive, and the car afforded us the freedom to check-out local sites. We went to Akumal Bay, where we snorkeled and saw two turtles and stingrays. We also went to Hidden Worlds for a rustic and amazing cenote tour. We particularly enjoyed heading out to Tulum, where we enjoyed many great meals. We also woke-up early one morning and drove out to Chichen Itza, which was thrilling! We opted into the all-inclusive experience for one day (total 5 nights), which was enjoyable, and top-notch.

Fran has included many thoughtful touches in her condo. She had a lunch bag to bring to the beach, as well as plastic sandwich bags, and everything you would need to make a meal. The beds were very comfortable, and there were plenty of towels for beach days. The washer/dryer was American style, and therefore, much more efficient. I went to Tao Wellness Centre one morning, and did laps, which was very enjoyable in the tranquility of the quiet surroundings.

The one thing I found a bit odd (although it didn't bother us much), was that we were required to carry a piece of paper with us identifying us as guests of the resort. I am used to bracelets, but this wasn't a big deal. I would definitely recommend this condo to a friend. It is a great space, and provides you with the option for the 'all inclusive experience' or 'DIY experience!'

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

5 weeks at TAO

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at Fran's condo for 5 weeks In January to early February.

The condo was like new and each room had separate AC with remote. The beds were comfortable with plenty of pillows and blankets. The kitchen was modern and well appointed. Excellent walk in showers with plenty of hot water and pressure.

It was perfect for us without renting a car. We found the collectivas were easy and inexpensive to get groceries and visit surrounding sites. The carts to the beach etc. were fairly easy to get when needed. We also found walking to be a good form of exercise and adventure.

Fran's on site rental agents were friendly, spoke excellent English and were very helpful.

The pool was beautiful and hardly ever crowded. We used the grill almost daily and it was always cleaned by the next day. The Tao center was close by and yoga, salt water pools, steam bath were all included. Also included were the facilities of the 4 resorts connected to the property. Food and drinks were not included but a buffet breakfast with drinks at the Tulum resort was $6.00. We never were at a loss for things to do for the entire 5 weeks.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
73 Miles
Cancun Airport: www.cancun-airport.com
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
5 minute shuttle ride or 15-20 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
73 Miles
Ferry Update: http://bit.do/tampa-cancun_ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
5 minute shuttle ride or 15 minute walk
Car: recommended

While staying here, you’ll have access to 4 amazing five-star resorts as well as the amenities of the Tao Wellness Center. You’ll love having complimentary access to the gym, lap pools and spa, as well as yoga and other classes.

Nearby the 27-hole golf course is ready for you to come practice your swing. Just an hour south of the Cancun airport, you’ll love this relaxing resort location.

15 minutes away you can explore the ancient ruins of Tulum, as well as other day trip adventures like Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. Within a 20 minute drive are the awe-inspiring parks of Xcaret, Xplor and Xel-ha.

You’re sure to have fantastic adventures here in Tulum while staying at this relaxing condo!

The TAO was recently voted as one of the top 25 spas in Mexico!

We are also featured on the front cover, and don’t miss out on reading the article on the Wellness Center by Darren

Direct link here http://spaprofessionalmexico.com/es/revista.html

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$110
$730
$1,800
 
 
Holiday Period
Nov 1 2015 - Jan 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$2,200
 
 
Spring 2016
Jan 10 2016 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$2,100
 
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$115
$750
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning fee $60.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • granite counters, large glass-enclosed shower; each bathroom is en-suite, each bathroom has a hair dryer....no need to pack that bulky item!!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Tranquil and comfortable
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
While you have a lot of amenities and activities available on the resort and can just 'hang-out' and relax, it is recommended that you rent a car to be able to fully enjoy all the available activities and resources in Riviera Maya. A visit to the Mayan Ruins in Tulum is a must! The resort includes multiple beaches accessible via trolleys that run regularly but not 24/7. Trolley from the Tao Wellness Center runs until 5pm after which you will have a ~15 min walk to Sian Ka'an where you can catch a 10 min shuttle ride to the all the other resort amenities, restaurants, shopping, etc. (please check with concierge regarding shuttle schedule upon arrival) On-site 24/7 concierge will greet you upon arrival. Concierge can also provide additional services such as shuttle transportation to/from airport, grocery shopping, language translation, tour booking, transportation to Tulum/Akumal to rent a car for a day or two (if you opt not to rent a car for your whole stay)

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