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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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.


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Beautiful location and view on Akumal Bay

  • 4 of 5

The location and views really are spectacular. We watched the red ball of sun rise over the eastern sea horizon from the master BR in the morning. Our younger grandchildren pretty much lived in the infinity pool whenever at the house and the older ones snorkeled from the

shore, although it was rocky, and saw manta and sting rays, sea turtles and many schools of fish. The house is large with large bedrooms, baths and closets, but is showing bit of wear - the large glass back door leaks in rain as does the skylight above it and some of the furnishings are showing wear. The very large and heavy front door could potentially be a danger to young children if the back glass door is also open as strong winds often blow from shore. The caretakers, Francisco and Gladys, are delights and very good cooks, but I was surprised at the large tip that the book of instructions said was expected. I would have felt better if this had been explained as part of the property description and fees on the website. Written instructions are needed for the TV and other electronics and it would be nice if the AC fans could be controlled so as not to blow on you while sleeping, although I was very impressed at how quiet they were. Overall, all 12 of us had a very enjoyable, 9 day vacation at Villa Gauguin.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, amazing hospitality and great location

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of nine (ranging from ages 6 to 76) spent a week at Villa Gauguin over the holidays. It honestly felt like a two week vacation! I have never felt so relaxed and comfortable on a family trip. Dominique was very helpful and communicative as we prepared for the trip and planned out meals and activities. Upon arrival Francisco and Gladys were so welcoming and helpful for my sister and her family who arrived a day before myself, my husband, my kids and grandpa.

Villa Gauguin was a perfect home base for our week. My husband got his morning run in early each day while the rest of us took our time enjoying coffee and the sunrise from the pool area or balconies. Francisco had stocked the kitchen for us so we could make easy breakfasts together when we wanted to head out early to the beach or visit a ruin. He and Gladys also prepared dinner for us on four nights which was amazing and plentiful (loved the Mexican plate, fajitas, green Chile enchiladas and tacos! Can’t forget lime soup made by request as well as delicious and ever present margaritas, guacamole and salsa. The flan, cheese pie and chocolate cake were big winners and I think his banana pudding is the best I’ve ever had).

We enjoyed simple beach day trips to Akumal and Tulum and snorkeled in the lagoon. The best part was to then come back and let kids play in the pool while parents and grandpa relaxed in the lounge chairs. A few days were spent playing in the pool all morning, then we walked down the road to get afternoon ice cream, a few groceries or beers, then walk back to the house and settle in for a lazy afternoon before dinner.

I have to reiterate how warm and friendly our hosts were as well. My twin daughters are learning Spanish and my chatty one spent a whole afternoon learning how to cook soup and make guacamole with Francisco and Gladys. They made special kid friendly margaritas the next few days which the kids loved.

I read two whole chapter books (my daughter wanted to stress that point) and we played card games at the dining room table each night which was the best. This was one of the best family vacations ever and we look forward to coming back in the future!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, peaceful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay for 5 days with 10 adults. Akumal is one of our favorite places to visit, and it was such a treat for us to stay at the Villa. Fransisco and Gladys who are the caretakers also cooked many of our meals for us. They were accommodating to vegetarians, and we LOVED the food they made! In dealing with Dominique in setting up the reservation and making couldn't have been easier! We will definitely return to Villa Gaugin!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at villa guaguin!!! The place was amazing and for 10 people there was plenty of space. We enjoyed snorkeling right outside the house. Francisco and Gladys do a great job taking care of the house and made some great food for us. We had about 5 meals at the house including grilled fresh amberjack that I caught. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely beautiful. We had 12 stay for my parents 50th anniversary and it was perfect. Huge beautiful home with a great pool right on the ocean. Francisco and his wife took great care of us. They made us the most amazing fajitas and margaritas on our last night. I even ran out of gas and they were able to help me find some to get to a gas station. Great place, We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Gauguin is simply beautiful. The pictures do not offer the property "proper" justice. From the moment you open the front door, the picturesque blue vista is simply breathtaking. You just stand there and take it in and you know you have made the right choice. There is seemingly a view from everywhere. With the exception of the kitchen area and immediate dining area (11 people in kitchen at once is a bit too comfy), the house feels resort like, there is space for everyone to feel as if you were alone in the beauty and tranquility that is Villa Gauguin. Three of the five bedrooms offer an ocean view, the other two bedrooms offer a view of the idyllic setting that is Villa Gauguin. The outside patio and pool area is expansive, even for the 11 in our party. Ample seating, morning sunrises, infinity pool and lounge seating make it thee "go to" area of the house. There is a place for everyone and if you think there isn't, take a walk from the pool area directly below on to the rocks, grab a seat and let the misty breeze of the Caribbean wash over you. This is luxury, simplicity and elegance at it's best.

You're away from Akumal by ten minutes and, for us, that was a good thing, think serenity. You can snorkel right off the property into the YalKu Lagoon, calmer waters, or into the Caribbean. Guests have stated that the best snorkeling was towards the Caribbean. Word to the wise, wait for calmer waters if you choose snorkel towards the Caribbean as the waves run directly towards the property. The nice thing is, once the sun rises high, your afternoons and evenings will be nothing but trade winds and shade. To say we were impressed is an understatement, Villa Gauguin is impressive, fond memories were made here.

The property is managed by Francisco and his wife. Francisco is knowledgeable in all things Villa Gauguin AND a great cook. He is on par with any restaurant in Akumal, so if you need a night in, set the table and let Francisco provide the meal. You will not be disappointed. We loved the Green Chicken Enchiladas and the Grilled Fresh Fish was heavenly. Simply add your drink of choice for the perfect evening "at home". We were married at Villa Gauguin and for our time and expenditure, I cannot think of a better place or better people, Francisco and Gladys, to have been a part of it. We are already thinking anniversary parties here, it would be our Hangover II, if you will. Thank you Francisco, Gladys and Villa Gauguin for the memories.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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




Additional information about rental rates

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

In Mid-Season, from April 14th to August 24th, 2018 you can rent :
- 4 bedrooms for a group up to 8 persons . Weekly fee : 4500 USD . Minimum stay : 1week
- 3 bedrooms for a group up to 6 persons : Weekly fee : 4000 USD . Minimum stay : 1 week
In Low Season, from August 25th to November 16th, 2018 you can rent :
- 4 bedrooms for a group up to 8 persons . Weekly fee : 4000 USD . Minimum stay : 5 days
- 3 bedrooms for a group up to 6 persons : Weekly fee : 3500 USD . Minimum stay : 5 days

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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