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David Zucker or Dan Freeman

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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David Zucker or Dan Freeman

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Call Owner
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Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Akumal House Rental Photos and Description

Three bedroom townhouse or one and two bedroom garden apartments

Behind a gated limestone wall, a garden of green palms, brilliant hibiscus and bright flowering bougainvillea invites you to relax accompanied by the sounds of burbling waters and rustling fronds.The townhouse, alongside a wide plant filled courtyard can be rented as a three bedroom home or it can be divided into a one bedroom and two bedroom apartment, each with full kitchen and dining areas. Each suite is uniquely decorated to provide a comfortable homelike atmosphere. A palapa roofed balcony on the upper level looks out over the garden, while the lower level opens directly onto the central courtyard with a garden terrace at the front.

The gated entrance faces a natural park on a quiet lane off the main beach road, away from the beach traffic. Casa Gatos is around the corner from the entrance to Yalku Lagoon and a convenient 250 meters from the beach on Half Moon Bay where La Lunita Restaurant and La Buena Vida Beach Bar provide romantic settings on the water. Akumal Bay and the commercial center are a short two kilometers down the beach road.

Here in Akumal we respect our neighbor species. We don't swim with captive dolphins penned in artificial canals. Instead we can swim out into Akumal Bay to watch the giant sea turtles graze among the sea grass in their natural environment. They tolerate humans as long as we don't approach too close. On summer nights the turtles climb onto the beaches of Akumal's three bays to lay their eggs in the sand. Throughout the summer months one may encounter their protected nests,

Guests at Casa Gatos have discounted entry to Yalku Lagoon, a natural habitat where many species of colorful tropical fish swim in the crevices of the collapsed cenotes feeding into the lagoon.

To help you stay fit and healthy while on your vacation, we have added a Fitness Center for our guests with various exercise machines. Another feature popular with our guests is sunning on our rooftop terrace garden or resting in the shade beneath the tented gazebo.

More Details

Details for Three Bedroom Townhouse #102/103 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

Designed for flexibility, this townhome (# 102/103) can be rented as a three bedroom house or as two independent apartments. Each floor has a large fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The first floor (#102) becomes a luxurious one bedroom apartment for two with en suite bathroom featuring a unique sunken bath. The open living area conveys a sense both of comfortable spaciousness and homey intimacy.. The kitchen has a huge central island for extra working space with a breakfast counter for informal eating. The glass topped dining room table with a beautifully carved wooden base seats six to eight. The second floor (#103) has two bedrooms with independent access to the bathroom. As a separate apartment it includes a large kitchen and dining area lit by an antique etched glass window . Relax on the covered balcony overlooking the garden or on the rooftop terrace garden while sunning or in the shade of the gazebo. For the ambitious, there is an air conditioned fitness room.
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
David Zucker or Dan Freeman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

About David Zucker or Dan Freeman

After visiting Akumal yearly over a twenty year span in order to enjoy the opportunities for open water and cave diving in the area, we began to plan for our retirement. So, in 2002 we purchased Casa Gatos, and when we retired eight years later packed our cats into our cars and shipped our possessions in a twenty foot container to this quaint and laid back resort community on the Caribbean Coast.

We didn't undertake the move lightly, leaving behind all that was familiar to live in a foreign country among people that we only knew casually from short vacation trips. It proved to be the best decision we could have made. Akumal is such a friendly and welcoming place, we felt immediately at home. Maintaining the property and taking care of our guests gives us just enough to do. And what has made this the best experience for us is our guests. We enjoy meeting and interacting with people from all over North, South and Central America and Europe. It has added just the right amount of spice to our lives.

David Zucker or Dan Freeman purchased this house in 2002

Why David Zucker or Dan Freeman chose Akumal

The Caribbean Coast of Mexico with its clear and beautiful waters and interesting reefs coupled with a reputation as the safest region of Mexico has seen a surge in tourism, Akumal has been unique in having avoided the explosive growth that transformed Cancun and Playa del Carmen into mega resort cities. It has retained its character as a quiet and laid back village paradise even in high season. Neighbors walk their dogs every morning, run or jog, dive or snorkel when they want or laze around on the beach. There is still more green than concrete here and you would never mistake Akumal for Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Beyond leisure activities, there is access to the historic sites of the great age of Maya Civilization and the Spanish Colonial Cities of the Yucatan Peninsula, with Southern Mexico, .Belize and Guatamala within an easy distance for slightly longer trips.

What makes this house unique

To sit on the terrace surrounded by the beauty of our secluded garden and the soothing music of the water trickling over the rocks of the fountain is the great bonus of living in Casa Gatos. We have so enjoyed it that we added a garden to the roof, where we can enjoy the sun and breeze, surrounded by cacti, agave and yucca plants. We also added an exercise room to try to keep fit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I spent a lot of time reading reviews online to find a place to stay close to the water and removed from lots of night life. I found the perfect place in Casa Gatos in Akumal.

Dan and Dave are such gracious hosts, and I can promise that my next visit to the Yucatan will bring me right to the door of Casa Gatos. Everything is so beautiful and delightfully decorated. I found the apartment to be so spacious and comfortable and inviting...after a long day of snorkeling it was nice to come home! We will certainly return because Casa Gatos has all that one would need (and then some) to have a fabulous, relaxing vacation.

The fact that we could walk around the corner to the lagoon and the beach made it that much sweeter. Snorkeling in Akumal Bay was equally fantastic as we counted 9 sea turtles along our route. Your gated courtyard was a place I would have been content to just sit in for much of our stay, and the sound of the fountain was a delight. Thank you for serving the coffee and treats in the morning...a wonderful added touch!

I found the space very well equipped with the essentials, and it is extremely clean. I adore the feel of Akumal, so quaint, friendly and breathtakingly beautiful. Although I am tempted to keep it a secret...I would recommend this lovely hideaway to anyone!!!
Dec 2010
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Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Buena Vida
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Bahia Principe
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Carretera 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Que Onda
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Half Moon Bay
Car: recommended

At the heart of the Riviera Maya, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, lies the quaint resort town of Akumal. It is nothing like the indistinguishable all-inclusive resorts that offer pampered isolation from their surroundings. Strung along three reef-protected shallow bays, in the midst of untold miles of underwater caves, it is a paradise for diving, fishing, snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. It's convenient for exploring nearby Mayan ruins, colonial cities, contemporary Maya villages and jungle nature reserves. The house sits on a quiet lane facing a natural park in the residential neighborhood of North Akumal, within a minute's walk of the entrances to Yalku Lagoon and the beach at Half Moon Bay. Akumal also offers world class Yoga, and massages, nine restaurants and three dive centres, boutiques and stores. Day trips take you to Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Coba, Tulum, Sian Kaan, Xel Ha, Hidden Worlds, X-caret, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Cancun, Isla Mujeres; overnight to Merida or Holbox.

Other Activities: Swimming with sea turtles, Cave diving, Eco-Tours

Golf: The Riviera Maya is a golfer's paradise. In Akumal, less than a mile south of the entrance, lies the world class Bahia Principe Golf Course, 18 hole par 72 (Robert Tent Jones design). Puerto Aventuras Golf Course is ten miles north, 9 hole. Playacar Golf Course just south of Playa del Carmen about 20 miles, 18 hole par 72 (Robert Van Hagge design). North of Playa del Carmen are Mayacoba Golf Course 18 hole par 72 (Greg Norman design) and Iberostar Golf Course 18 hole par 72 (P.B. Dye design).


Rates & Availability

From $190 Per night

Akumal House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season Townhome
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Spring Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 16.0%
Stay tax 3.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.
Notes Rates are for the entire three bedroom townhouse.

To rent just the two bedroom suite (103), deduct $35.00 per night

For just the one bedroom suite(102), deduct $50.00 per night

Rates include taxes and fees.

A 50% deposit is required with reservation, the balance to be paid thirty days before arrival date.
Deposit of 50% required at time of reservation.
Balance 30 days before arrival.


Akumal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom on the first floor has a unique sunken bath with shower. The second floor bathroom has separate access from each of the bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , crib available
  • Each upper level bedroom has separate sitting lounges and the front bedroom opens onto a palapa covered balcony, where guests can sit and enjoy the view of the garden.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
When the second floor of the townhouse is rented as a separate suite of two bedrooms, it includes an air conditioned kitchen and dining facility for six., which has a picture window looking out over the patio and the park and a leaded glass window from a nineteenth century Philadelphia Saloon. The Bathroom has independent entrances for each bedroom. Always mindful of the health & welfare of our guests, we have this year added a new Fitness Room, equipped with treadmill, elliptical machine and weight machine. Akumal has Yoga Classes conducted for all levels. Massages are available at Buddha Garden Spa or on site by appointment. Baby Sitting Service can be arranged.

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