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Rosemary Johnson

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront Penthouse -4300 Sq Ft,2 Level -Mi Casa Del Mar

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Akumal Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2 level, master suite, sleeps 6 adults + 2 children < 18


Sleeps 6 adults + 2 children (under 18)

This spacious oceanfront, two-level penthouse has it all: marble floors, granite counter-tops and walls of glass giving panoramic views of the Caribbean. Sliding glass doors open on to wrap-around terraces that have tables and chairs, lounges and hammocks, from which you can enjoy both ocean sunrises and jungle sunsets.

The Kitchen, living and dining area is a huge open plan space enclosed by two walls of glass giving guests a 180 degree view of the ocean.

The well-stocked kitchen with large wrap around granite counter top and bar, allows you to enjoy the ocean view and entertain while you prepare meals or mix drinks. Beyond the kitchen area is the entertainment center with a 50 inch TV on which you can watch your choice of over 100 DVDs, a stereo and CDs, games and a large selection of books and tourist guides. The glass top dining table is up a step, and overlooks both the ocean and Akumal Bay. You can leave the glass sliders open to enjoy the Caribbean breezes or simply eat outside at the table on the terrace. The dining area also has a day bed to give large parties extra flexibility in sleeping arrangements.

Master bedroom

Located on the upper level this honeymoon suite has a beamed cathedral ceiling, air conditioning, king size bed, glass sliders to a private ocean front terrace, built in closets and vanity, and an en-suite stone bathroom. The bathroom has double vessel sinks and a unique private open-air shower with views of the jungle and bay.

Bedroom 1

The Iguana room on the lower level; has air conditioning, a king size bed, built in closet, small balcony overlooking the jungle and large window with ocean views. En-suite tiled bathroom.

Bedroom 2

The Dolphin room also on the lower level; has air conditioning, two full beds, built in closet, with small balcony overlooking the jungle. En-suite tiled bathroom which has an extra door to the hall.

The penthouse unit is on the third and fourth floor and is only accessible by stairs (30) it also has low walls/open railings surrounding the terraces which may make it unsuitable for young children. Rental includes daily maid service (except Sundays) and 24-hour on site caretakers who will help you with your luggage.

The common areas include a large infinity pool, shaded open lobby, lounge chairs and gazebo, and parking spaces.

Cancellations made 90 days or more in advance of scheduled arrival date will receive a full refund.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rosemary Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Rosemary Johnson

My husband (John), American, is recently retired from the IMF. I (Rosemary) am English and a retired Nursery School Director. We searched for 5 years for a Caribbean beachfront location to spend several months each year during our retirement. When we accidentally found the gem that is Akumal along the Riviera Maya in Mexico we knew we had found our second home.

Rosemary Johnson purchased this condo in 2013

Why Rosemary Johnson chose Quintana Roo

Akumal is an exceptionally friendly, quiet little beach town, with fabulous snorkeling, offering coral reef and sea turtles right from the beautiful white sand and palm tree beach.

What makes this condo unique

Mi Casa del Mar is an attractively designed building of 14 condo units on four levels. The common areas include a large shaded lobby, ocean-front infinity pool, lounge chairs, shaded gazebo and outside shower. The condo is about a 5 minute walk from Akumal village and the beautiful Akumal Bay. It is close enough to enjoy the powder white beach and numerous turtles of the bay and the delicacies of the local restaurants, yet far enough away to enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of being off the beaten track. Walking 5 minutes in the other direction takes you to the picturesque Half Moon Bay and other restaurants and gift shops. About a 20 minute walk from the condo is Yalku Lagoon where for a small fee you can snorkel in the calm, clear waters of the lagoon with hundreds of tropical fish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed at this beautiful penthouse at Mi Casa del Mar for 2 years in a row. We now wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else in Mexico.

Akumal is wonderful - quiet, peaceful and beautiful. Staying at this gorgeous unit has been the icing on the cake for us.

The unit is equipped with everything you could possibly want/need, it's well-kept, extremely spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The views from the various levels are breathtaking (including the views from the pool).

Pam and Rich are the nicest people, and working with them the past 2 years has sincerely been our pleasure.

We would highly recommend staying at their penthouse in Akumal!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Dec 2008
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Penthouse -4300 Sq Ft,2 Level -Mi Casa Del Mar
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful, spacious and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mi Casa Del Mar in early August. The penthouse is beautiful and spacious. A nice 5 min walk North or South leads you to restaurants and beautiful beaches. It's a nice relaxing vibe that allowed us to unwind. Thank you for all of the information outlining places to go and things to do as well as the snorkeling equipment with life jackets. Our favorite outings were Dos Ojos Cenotes and Ziggy's beach club on Tulum beach. Thank you Rosemary for sharing your beautiful place with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you had a great time at our condo in Akumal. We enjoy sharing with guests tips about activities and restaurants in the area.
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Really special

  • 5 of 5

This condo has everything; space, views, brilliantly equipped within a 5 minute walk to the beach & restaurants and spotlessly clean.

Rosemary the owner has incredibly helpful with information about the accommodation and the area. The directions were spot on.

We were a party of 5 and had masses of space but as the master bedroom suite is so gorgeous it would be a perfect honeymoon spot too.

A couple of tips.

We really enjoyed Happy Hour at the Bakery and the food was great too.

If you want to snorkel with the turtles (a must really) ignore all the touts selling overpriced tours and slip on your mask & snorkel at 8am one morning.

The Cheduri supermarket in Tulum is worth the 20 minute drive.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and your excellent tips for future guests.
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Stunnning condo and views!

  • 5 of 5

I just cannot say enough about Rosemary's responsiveness and this property. We stayed for 8 days and it was our first time in the Riviera Maya/Akumal area. This penthouse has the most amazing views and even on hot days the ocean breeze made the patio comfortable. The bedrooms have A/C which was great. The kitchen is well stocked and even had a crock pot. The unlimited supply of filtered water was a real surprise. There are plenty of beach towels, life preservers (required in Turtle bay) and 4 very nice beach chairs. They have truly ensured everything you need for your vacation is taken care of. We hired Maria to do laundry and clean the condo a few times during our stay and she was so fantastic. We had the pool to ourselves most evenings and even some of the days, it refreshing and beautiful to be right next to the ocean.

The town and Turtle Bay are within walking distance and there are a few good eateries (ice cream shop as well). The Buena Vida is within a short walk the other direction and was a hit with all in the family.

It is an easy drive to Tulum (Tulum Beach and Ruins), Playa Del Carmen (shopping and ferry ride to Cozumel) and even the drive to and from Cancun was a piece of cake and probably under an hour.

Rosemary and John's property spoiled us and we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to our condo in Akumal. Maria, our housekeeper, is a real gem -- daily maid service, except Sundays, is included with all rentals, with personal laundry and tips for Maria extra.
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Absolutely AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

For starts.....this is our SECOND stay in this penthouse! I don't think I really need to say more except I really would like to keep this place a secret so it doesn't book up! With this being said I have become a very picky renter. This place is wonderful in every aspect!

The place is absolutely stunning! Great views! Very, very clean......The entire staff makes you feel like it is your second home. There are many things to do in this area and places to explore if you choose to rent a car! No problem if you don't rent a car because everything you could ask for is within walking distance!

The owners are great to work with! They will answer any questions you may have promptly! If you are going to this part of the world, stop looking at other rentals. You will love it here! We are getting ready to plan another visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you were so happy with your stay. We would love to welcome you for a third visit!
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Penthouse is huge!!! Beautiful ocean front view with lots of light through big glass windows, enormous sunbathing area, master bedroom is fantastic, fully equipped. Just perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo.
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Great Place - Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Mi Casa Del Mar from Apr 27 - May 7 2016.

I would have to say that overall the holiday was excellent. The service provided by Rosemary prior to our trip was nothing short of outstanding. Her response time to inquiries was measured in minutes and always with very helpful information.

Arriving to the Condo was a bit of a difficulty, simply due to the time of arrival being after dark. Driving on the Hwy in Mexico is hard enough, but doing it for the first time in the dark made it that much harder. We initially missed the turn under the bridge at Akumal, right after doing the Retourno. After another kick at it we figured it out, but in the dark it is not that clear. Heading down the road towards the Condo again was not that simple, although we did find it on the first pass, having Jorge outside awaiting our arrival was excellent.

Once into the condo we quickly realized that not having air condition on the main floor was going to be an issue, with the Temp hitting 90F plus. Although there is plenty of natural ventilation and breeze from the ocean front doors and windows, it really was quite hot during the daytime inside. The balconies are HUGE. Almost to the point of being too big and could certainly use more chairs. Having 7 people with us and only 2 lounge chairs and 2 sitting chairs proved to be a challenged. The wind can be a bit oppressive too so sitting on the balcony wasn't always an option. The balcony off the Master Bed is great, however we were not really able to use it due to some very dangerous cracked tiles. I spoke with Rosemary about it and she was aware and understood it needed immediate attention.

The kitchen probably proved to be the biggest challenge. the stove top is quite small and really only handled two pots/pans at a time. Not having an oven was an adjustment, but there was a small toaster oven avail

The outside pool area was fantastic, but again there were maintenance issues with some tiles around the pool. one of my kids cut their foot quite badly but this was also addressed immediately when brought to their attention. The view from the pool far outweighed any major issues and the friendly Iguana's were a lot of fun.

Overall, an excellent place with excellent value, just be prepared to deal with the heat inside (bedrooms all have A/C and worked great). Local restaurants were excellent and location to many area attractions is very simple.

Feel free to contact me for more detail


  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a great vacation and sorry about the challenges you enountered. We do have four wheeled lounge chairs and two Adirondack chairs on the lower terrace/deck and two more lightweight/moveable lounge chairs on the upper terrace.
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Gran Cenote
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bahia Principe
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Multiple local restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Akumal Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Akumal is a beautiful fishing village known locally as the place of the turtle. Snorkeling with the turtles in the bay or with the beautiful tropical fish in Yalku Lagoon are among our favorite things to do. When you are tired of the beautiful sandy beach and palm trees, Akumal offers plenty of activities; several diving outfits offer various levels of diving including bubble diving for children 8 years and older, fishing, sailing sunset cruises or jungle ATV tours. The village also has many cute gift stores, two grocery stores, a spar, gym, tennis court, basketball court and a weekly market. A variety of local restaurants offer excellent and inexpensive local and international dishes.

Within a 30 min drive you can reach many other places: Playa Del Carmen with its famous 5th avenue shopping, dancing and nightlife, Tulum with numerous restaurants and gift shops, three eco water parks, Maya ruins, a monkey sanctuary and swim with dolphin parks. There are also numerous sandy beaches and cenotes for more swimming snorkeling, diving, and zip lines.

Day trips could include; taking a ferry to Cozumel where you can explore both the island and famous reef, exploring the extensive ruins of Chichen Itza, or enjoying one of the many tours offered in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, one of the world’s largest reserves.


Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low (2016)
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving/Mid Dec (2016)
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's 2017
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High (2017)
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid (2017)
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low (2017)
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

All taxes and fees, except the service fee charged by VRBO, are included in rates. Deposits are fully refundable if a reservation is cancelled 90 days or more in advance of scheduled check-in date, but are forfeited for reservation cancellations of less than 90 days. The full rental amount is forfeited for reservation cancellations less than 45 days in advance of scheduled arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4314 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • 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 ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Large bathroom with double sinks and open shower
    Bathroom 2 - Tiled en-suite bathroom with shower
    Bathroom 3 - En-suite bathroom and shower with seperate door to hall
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A/C, cathedral ceiling, private patio, en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , A/C Jungle and ocean views, en-suite tiled bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , A/C, Jungle view, en-suite tiled bathroom
    Day bed - 1 double , Located in living area - air beds also available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
beach chairs, coolers,

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