Great Stay! Pictures do not do it justice.
We stayed here with 4 adults & 5 kids over the March break. What a place! We never did use the guest house, I never even went in it. We had 2 adults stay upstairs, 2 adults stay on the main level and 5 kids in the 2nd bedroom on the main level. We had the double bed from the guest house brought in and made one big room of beds for the kids. Our kids all said this was their dream house. It is in a secured neighbourhood with a dozenish homes. We decided to not rent a car & we got along just fine. We walked to Akumal a couple of times via the beach, walked out to the main road, flagged down buses & took taxis. We did not find this inconvenient at all & it cost us less than renting a car.
The main level kitchen is actually just a fridge and sink, but perfect for keeping the beer/juice boxes cold! The second level has a kitchen, dining area, bedroom, balcony & 2 bathrooms. The views are amazing! The upper outdoor level also has breath taking views. We all commented how it would be the perfect spot for a hot tub :)
The house has air conditioning but we never used it. The breeze you get through the house from the patio door is amazing. We had brought door stops with us because we were staying in a hotel prior to coming to the house and I am an extra cautious mother. I am glad we had them because the ones at the house needed replacing and the doors slam HARD due to the breeze, we ended up leaving them there.
At night time we would turn off all the lights and wait about 10 min & then let the kids go out to look at the crabs all over the yard. It was a great memory.
Maggie seemed very nice, but did not speak a word of English and we do not speak a word of Spanish so we were not able to communicate with her. She did cook us garlic shrimp one night (I pointed at the menu) and it was very good.
The pool - I am surprised we did not have any injuries over the week. It is very pretty to look at but I cringed every time the kids jumped in due to the design. One day at 3pm the neighbour came over & said they were trying to nap & our kids were too loud at the pool(they were only as loud as you would expect 5 playing kids to be). We were very embarrassed & brought the kids the few meters to the ocean. We told Kristen (manager) & she advised us to go about our business as long as we were at a normal noise level we should not worry about it, so we didn't :) Kristen is GREAT & very helpful. We hope to return one day. We loved the secluded location. What a great vacation!!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jodie for your thorough review--we very much appreciate our guests' input.
We also are happy that you felt comfortable moving sleeping arrangements around to suit you.
Maggie & Jorge have been our best caretakers to date--and they do understand finger language. We always try to keep an English/Spanish dictionary in the home, but we also find that the Google translator on our laptops works quite effectively.
I apologize for the pool--yours is the first comment on its shape. It is intended to have a larger hexagon added in the future, when/if we have some consecutive-week vacancies. For now, we just like to use it to cool down and soak, and its size has been ideal (and safe) for our grand-kids (6, from 11 to 2) to learn to swim.
I'm glad you are adventurous enough to have made it work without a car. I have tried explaining that to many guests, but most prefer to get their own vehicle. Thanks for your support.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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