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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 14

Villa Gauguin is the newest and best located house in North Akumal

Villa Gauguin is an ideal place for those seeking a refined and luxurious environment for their holidays.

Built at the entrance of the Yal-Ku lagoon, it has a unique view of both the ocean and the lagoon. Bordered by a rocky coastline, Villa Gauguin has direct access to the lagoon, a natural aquarium where you can swim. Yal-Ku lagoon is well known for its crystalline waters and fauna. It is the best place for snorkeling , looking for sea turtles which frequent the lagoon.

Villa Gauguin was built in a minimalist style with pure and simple lines allowing a full integration with the natural surroundings. The architectural principle of Villa Gauguin is the “sea” and all its shades.

Once you open the entrance door, you are amazed by the 180° view of the Yal-Ku lagoon. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow a perfect integration of the house and the sea.

Villa Gauguin has 5 bedrooms.

The master bedroom, facing the sea, has a king- size bed and is equipped with a TV set with satelite channels.

Two other bedrooms with seaview have 2 queen-size beds in each room. One of the room has also a TV set with satelite channels.

Two other bedroom with garden view have 2 queen-size beds in each room.

Our villa can sleep 14 persons.

In addition, there is a home theater room with a large TV set. In total, the house has 3 TV sets, all with satelite channels

The kitchen is fully equipped and has a glass table for 5 persons.

The dining room has a glass table and seatings for 12 persons.

The swimming pool with infinity edge is facing the lagoon and has a jacuzzi. We just installed a PENTAIR pool heating system

We have 8 lounge chairs around the swimming pool.

There is an outdoor table with 8 chairs for your dining.

A gas BBQ for great outdoors cooking!

Cook available upon request: Our housekeepers, Francisco and Gladys, are excellent cooks and can prepare you an american breakfast or mexican cuisine for lunch or dinner. They can also store groceries and food before your arrival. They will charge you a fee for cooking.

Maid service: Maid service is available 6 days a week.

Our housekeepers will clean the house and the pool. Bed sheets will be change once during your stay.

Towels and beach towels are provided.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Villa Gauguin for 10 days in late October through early November.  There were eleven adults in our group made up of family and friends.  The Villa is large enough that we never felt like we were on top of each other.  Plenty of space in this gorgeous Villa.  The Villa is right on the ocean at the entrance to the Yal Ku lagoon.  We spent a lot of time snorkeling right off the Villa.  Entrance to the water was not difficult even though pictures may appear so.  The house staff,  Francisco and Gladys are wonderful cooks.  They fixed several dinners and breakfasts for us and we all agreed the food they fixed was the best we had on our entire trip!  Truly wonderful!  I would highly recommend this Villa to anyone looking for a large Villa, beautifully designed, beautiful artwork, and private.  Francisco and Gladys are amazing!!
Oct 2016
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Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • A bedroom with a queen-size bed with private view to the large interior garden of the villa on the first floor. The upstairs is comprised of 3 rooms with mesmerizing views on the lagoon and the Ocean: - a parent room with a king size bed, a TV set with satelite channels, a walking double closet and a bathroom - two children rooms, each furnished with 2 queen size beds, closet and private bathroom. One has aTV set with satelite channels A guest room, furnished with 2 queen-size beds, closet and private bathroom with balconies and views on the mangrove of the Yucatan peninsula complete this second floor: All our 7 queen-size beds have a Novaform mattress topper with memory foam. Our king-size bed has a Serta mattress. All bedrooms have low noise air conditioning LG or Trane devices with remote control. They are equipped with Hunder Douglas curtains to ensure blackout for a better sleep
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lagoon front villa with 6,300 square feet. Max Capacity: 14. Direct and free access to the Yal-Ku lagoon. Swimming pool with ‘infinity’ border and jacuzzi. Ocean side terraces. Interior patio with water cascade. Interior and exterior gardens surrounded by peripheral walls for better privacy and safety. 5 air conditioned bedrooms, with private balconies and ocean or mangrove views. Satellite TV with U.S. and other international channels. Home theatre with DVD player. Fully equipped luxury kitchen including oven/stove, microwave, refrigerator, freezer and dish washer. House keeper and maid service 6 days per week. English speaking administrator. Special discounts for car rental with America Car Rental

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.962963 based on 43 reviews

Stunning house, views, service and stay!!

  • 5 of 5

There aren't enough words to describe this house, the pictures don't do justice to this beautiful house. The view from every corner of the house is second to none. The service by Gladys and Francisco was perfect, they prepared delicious local food and were always on site in case we needed them.

I highly recommend this property and while there, taking afternoon trips to the lagoon, no one is there after 5 pm, and its just a short walk from the house, good place to snorkel or kayak.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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The house, location and property were amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for spring break with my entire family, kids from infants to teenagers and a bunch of adults. There was more than enough space for everyone, and every room has amazing views. The snorkeling was fabulous, and the meals prepaired at the house were delicious. We hope to come back again, it was the perfect spring break house!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time with family.

When we first opened the front door, our jaws all dropped to the amazing scenery displayed by the floor to ceiling windows. The house was clean and bright! The space was perfect for the group of 7 people we were. Large bedrooms with amazing views! We had the master and I totally refused to close the blinds at night as the view was spectacular especially with the full moon reflection on the ocean that I could stare at from laying in bed. The sunrise were as spectacular. The lagoon was ideal for us more so than a beach since we had the beautiful infinity pool. The snorkeling in the lagoon was so breathless that I spent over an hour snorkeling the first day! The water was warmer than in the pool! Lol. We chose to eat out a few times and the restaurants were all amazing and the floor even better and not expensive. We rented golf cart for our stay which I found expensive at $40 US per day but we'll worth it! I would definitely go back with a large group of people.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Amazing Villa, Amazing Staff, Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a better experience. First off, Dominique was very friendly and responsive to all of my questions in preparation for our trip.

Secondly, the property is simply gorgeous and easily fit our group of 8 adults. Believe it or not, the villa is even better in person than in the pictures. We had originally planned several excursions into Tulum, but found ourselves wanting to maximize our time on the property. We arranged a couple yoga sessions by the pool and found it to be an incredibly relaxing place to meditate. Also, best discovery of the weekend was that the kiddie pool doubles as an adult shallow lounging area.

Last but not least, Francisco and Gladys are the best. They took care of everything we needed... picture beers, guac, and pico de gallo waiting in the fridge every morning. All of the meals they prepared were excellent and the desserts were to die for. They also kept the villa spotless during our stay.

Overall, we had an amazing trip and I would definitely return and recommend Villa Gauguin to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house

  • 5 of 5

Very excellent rental. It looks just like the pictures and the pool is amazing. We had two toddlers and an infant and it was perfect for them as there was a shallow wading area. Another great thing about the house is that there is a huge snorkeling area pretty much in the backyard. On top of all the good things about the house itself I would rent it again just for the staff-Francisco and Gladys. They worked really hard just to make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. The house was spic and span our entire stay. They prepared some really tasty meals for breakfast and dinner almost every day and even made delicious margaritas and pina coladas while we were relaxing in the pool. The neighborhood is a nice laid back sleepy beach town and was perfect for what we were looking for. Dominique was also extremely helpful as we had a ton of questions before the trip. He promptly responded and helped us out a lot. I would rent this place again and strongly recommend it to people looking for a house in riviera maya.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A peaceful and luxurious weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have an adult family of 7 with one toddler and wanted to find a quiet, safe and comfortable place in which we could spend time strengthening our family ties.

Villa Gauguin was the ideal setting. The house is better than in the photos. Very clean and neat and setting is gorgeous. The amenities of restaurants, shops, entertainment and yoga met all of our needs and desires. We rented a car in Cancun and driving directions were easy to follow. Snorkeling was one of the best ever and our family has been fortunate to have travelled the world extensively. We have been in a family Caribbean vacation approximately 40 times in our life and this was among our top 3 favorite ever.

We would highly recommend Villa Gauguin.

BTW...Francisco and his family made us lobster one evening which was so yummy. Great help and care. Also the grocery delivery with Gessica was flawless.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
La Buena Vida
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bahia Principe Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
la Buena Vida
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Half Moon Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Villa Gauguin is located in Akumal, without doubt the quietest and most picturesque village at the heart of the Mayan Riviera.

Akumal, “Turtle’s nest” in Mayan, is a favorite place for the sea turtles to lay their eggs. Akumal has two bays with beautiful beaches, ideal for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving as the corral reef is very closed to the coastline. In the surroundings of Akumal, there are some 200 entrances to the “cenotes”, subterranean caves with depths up to 170 yards and very clear waters. The main centers for scuba diving in “cenotes” are in Akumal.

For the golf fanatics,the new Rivera Maya Golf Club of Bahia Principe is only 10 minutes away from the house


Rates & Availability

Akumal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Apr 22 2017 - May 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 27 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 14 2018 - Aug 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 25 2018 - Nov 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 22 2018
5 night minimum stay
Holidays Season
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

For 2017
These rates are for a group of 12 persons.
Maximum occupancy is 14 persons. Over base occupancy of 12 persons, we add 250 USD per week for each additional child below 9 years old and 500 USD per week for each additional adult or child above 9 years old.
For 2018
These rates are for a group of 14 persons.
Maximum occupancy is 14 persons.

We charge 300 USD/week for the pool heating up to to a temperature of 30°C.

In Low and Mid Seasons, for group up to 8 persons , the weekly rates are respectively 4000 US and 4500 USD but for 4 bedrooms not 5 bedrooms

In High and Mid season the rental period must start or finish a Saturday or a Sunday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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