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Beautiful Condo in Akumal - Great Location for Snorkelers

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

It finally happened! From the first time we visited Akumal we knew we wanted to retire there. This is now our main home and is only available to guests a few weeks of the year when we return to the US to visit family. We keep the calendar updated, so please check to see if it is available before requesting a quote.

This is the Akumal Condo you have been looking for IF........

• You need some sun, fun, and relaxation in beautiful Akumal, Mexico

• You love to snorkel/scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean

• You want to be just steps away from the beach and a wonderful covered swimming pool with a view of the Caribbean or the new terrace pool in the bright Mexican sunshine

• You want to be off the main road, but within walking distance of attractions, restaurants, and the beach

* Wi-Fi wireless Internet is included.

This beautiful two-bedroom, two-bathroom Condominium is located in a tropical garden setting in north Akumal. It will comfortably sleep 4 people. An additional guest would be accepted, but that person would have to sleep on the couch. There is an additional charge of $30/night for any persons staying in the condo in excess of 4 people. The condo is on the second floor and is equipped with air-conditioned bedrooms, ceiling fans in all rooms, daily maid service, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

There are three wonderful snorkeling areas within walking distance. Half-Moon Bay is located directly in front of the condo complex. Yal-Ku Lagoon is a short two blocks away. This lagoon is often equated to swimming in an aquarium. And, don't forget the beautiful reef at Akumal Bay which is located about a mile south of the complex. If you have a vehicle or take a taxi, there are countless other snorkeling spots available and a wonderful selection of scuba diving shops if you care to dive the Caribbean or the extensive fresh water caverns in the Riviera Maya.

The famous sandy/coral beaches and great snorkeling of Half Moon Bay are just down the steps and through an open breezeway.

The unit is bright and light with an open design and high ceilings. From the main entry you will access the open living and dining area. The living area includes comfortable seating and access to a private terrace that overlooks the tropical gardens. The dining area includes a large table with seating for six.

The completely furnished kitchen includes bottled drinking water, cookware, coffeemaker, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, oven/stove, utensils, dishes and, of course, a blender for the margaritas. The daily maid service allows you to enjoy yourself while the unit is cleaned up, beds made, and dishes washed!

The master bedroom has a king-size bed with private balcony - a perfect place to string the hammock and relax. The second bedroom has two twin-size beds and its own private balcony.

Each morning the singing of tropical birds awaken you. During the day you can enjoy the crystal clear waters full of colorful fish, tour ancient Mayan ruins, shop, or just relax on the beach with a good book. In the evenings, you can walk to one of the several excellent restaurants for a romantic dinner on the beach.

This condo is located in the courtyard. While it is not beachfront it does have an ocean view from the private bedroom terraces and Half-Moon Bay is easily reached by walking through an open breezeway. There you will have free use of the beach, sun shelters, lounge chairs, and fresh-water showers.

This condominium is ready and waiting for you..... Please note that the condo is not available to walk-ins. This is our main home and is only available a few weeks of the year.

Keywords: Condominium, apartment, small villa, condo

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

About Peggy

From the first time we visited Akumal we knew we wanted to retire there. It's finally happened and this is now our main home and is only available to rent a few months of the year while when return to the US to visit family.

Peggy purchased this condo in 2006


Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , One king-sized bed with private bathroom and terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds with private terrace
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Free use of beach, sun shelters, lounge chairs and fresh-water outdoor shower (Perfect spot for relaxing after snorkeling). Beach towels are provided, so no need to pack them. A safe with a programmable code is located in the condo. Free book exchange in the office. Unlimited free DSL or Wi-Fi inside condo. There is a new office desk area inside condo with office chair and DSL line (or Wi-Fi) if you need to touch base at home or work.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Condo in Akumal - Great Location for Snorkelers
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo and grounds in a great location. Friendly guests and Hector looked after us very well. Close to Yal Ku lagoon - great for snorkeling. A nice walk to Akumal dive shop and the public beach. Surrounding restaurants all had great food. Wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo with lots of snorkeling around

  • 5 of 5

We really liked this condo. Thanks to Peggy and Mike for letting us enjoy their little piece of paradise. The location was great, right at the the end of the North Akumal strip so very quiet. We are snorkelers so the location is perfect to access Half Moon Bay and Yal Ku. There were 4 of us in our party, my husband and I with his sister and her 18 year old daughter. The condo was a perfect size for 4 people and our favorite place in the mornings and evenings was the balcony right off the main room. This balcony doesn't face the water but is out of the wind, in the shade and surrounded by birds. Peggy is a great hostess, providing us with lots of information and maps well in advance of our trip. We will definitely recommend this condo to other travelers.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for our family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the condo March 30 - April 7, 2016. We are a family of 5 with 3 boys 9 and under. This was our first time renting through VRBO and our first time travelling to Mexico. We had a fabulous time - and would recommend it to everyone.

Owners - Peggy was super helpful with answers to our questions before we booked and with maps and lots of information after we booked. While we were there, they were doing some work on the septic system in an adjacent building - Peggy was right on top of it, notifying us that it was going on and asked us to let her know if it interfered with our vacation (which it didn't).

Condo amenities - the condo itself was well equipped with everything we needed - basic spices for cooking, along with pots, pans, dishes, bottled water, etc.; beach towels and shower towels; wifi; bedding (although we brought a small blow-up mattress for our youngest child, so he could sleep in the same room as his brothers, rather than on the couch), etc.. The pools were lots of fun and my boys spent at least some of every day in them. For the most part, we had the pools to ourselves, which was also very nice. The grounds are kept very neat and tidy and everyone was friendly and helpful.

Location - close enough to the amenities in Akumal (grocery, dive shop, souvenirs, etc.), but far enough away that we didn't have to deal with the crowds of people coming in to see the turtles (unless we were going to see them ourselves - but go early or late in the day ... a lot less people). Plus, able to walk 2 minutes to Yal-Ku for snorkelling (a huge highlight!!). Also easy driving distance to Aktun Chen (kids LOVED the zip lining, cave walk and cenote); Coba and Tulum; Xel-Ha (although we didn't go - too much other stuff to see and do). Finally, I can't talk about the location, without mentioning the snorkeling right outside your door. Fantastic! My kids were new to snorkeling, but had no problems exploring the reefs in Half Moon Bay. Not as many fish as Yal-Ku, but lots of very interesting coral formations and other see creatures. The rocky shore is also lots of fun to explore.

Overall, we had a fantastic time and would not hesitate in coming back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the unit. It is so bright and open. So much bigger than the pictures suggest.

  • 4 of 5

Our trip was so relaxing. The north Akumal unit was lovely and quiet. It had everything we needed. I loved that we could sleep with the windows and sliders open and hear the waves. We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace with the view of the palm trees.

We enjoyed snorkeling in Half Moon Bay and Yalku.

We could walk to one of our favorite restaurants, La Buena Vita.

It was spring break , so the area was quite busy, but it was very peaceful at La Iguana.

Also, thanks for having a flashlight. The power was out the night we arrived. Luckily it was quickly restored.

We would definitely consider staying here again.


  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property

  • 4 of 5

We found the property to be well maintained and a nice open concept. The one thing this property does that others did not is it provides a lot of the essentials needed like spices and paper products. We did not have any problems with the condo while there. It is not hard to find. The one thing to consider is the road in and out of Akumal is slow with many "topes" speed bumps so the going is slow.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mike and Peggy's condo in Akumal from 12/27/14- 01/03/15. We have rented several times through VRBO and have always had great luck, but Peggy was the most thorough owner we have ever rented through. She provides such wonderful information, we really had a good idea of what we wanted to do and see before we even arrived. The snorkeling off the beach in half moon bay was incredible. My 14 year old son met another 14 year old from Sweden and they spent endless hours snorkeling the reef and playing in the pools. We went to Yal- Ku lagoon too, but we really didn't need to. My 12 year old love "hanging out" on the hammock by the pool. We snorkeled in Akumal Bay and saw numerous sea turtles. That was an amazing experience. The condo was beautiful and clean. There is a TV but only for videos, which was only an issue for my 12 year old who tends to like some down time out of the sun. There are so many great things to do in the area you don't need a TV. The condo is located at the far end of the road which is very bumpy and has lots of Topes (speed bumps) which was a little rough with our rental car but I liked the secluded/private spot. It felt very safe and the property management people and Silvia were extremely helpful and flexible with our schedules. The weather was beautiful and we hope to return to this little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Puerto Aventuras
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Que Onda or La Lunita
Nearest Beach
Half Moon Bay
Car: recommended

Eco-Parks, Cenotes, Cave Diving, Mayan Ruins, Nature Reserves


Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Rates shown are for up to 4 people. Arrangements can be made for one additional person with the understanding that this person will have to sleep on the couch. Additional charges of $30/night apply to any persons staying in the condo in excess of 4.

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