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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 4,314 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

THE BEST VIEWS IN ALL OF AKUMAL

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 43-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.

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, one queen and one full bed, 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.

More Details

Owner
Rosemary Johnson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

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 Akumal

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

Rating

5 out of 5

Mi Casa Del Mar Penthouse /paradise!!

MUMMA13 Brewster,Ma

Review Submitted: November 5, 2008 Date of Stay: May 2008

I have just booked my third stay at this property in Akumal. It is a perfect setting for a small group, 3 couples or a family. The condo is beautiful, well maintained, fully equipped and more than worth the rental fee. The rooms, pool, ocean view and uniqueness of this place is indescribable. The perfect place for a quiet getaway vacation. We enjoyed the local food, snorkeling and low key feel of this village. I would and have recommended this to friends and family. I am hesitant to let out the secret!

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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Oceanfront Penthouse -4300 Sq Ft,2 Level -Mi Casa Del Mar
average rating of 4.925 based on 44 reviews
5

Absolutely Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mi Casa Del Mar for just over two weeks. We are a family of five adults and can't say enough positives about our experience!

Firstly, the apartment is absolutely lovely. It feels like a real home rather than a holiday apartment, with a style and a feel that is warm and colourful and very spacious. It's fitted out to a very high standard of taste and quality and I've never slept in a better bed than the one in the master bedroom - so comfortable! We were absolutely spoiled by having drinking water supplied and daily housekeeping from Maria, who was just a delight and kept the place clean and fresh for us.

The views are spectacular. I had read that they are the best views in Akumal and now I know that they are. We spent many happy hours lounging on the terrace and looking out at the ocean. The pool was often just ours, so it felt very private. Again, more happy hours floating looking out over the sea.

We kept the apartment cool by opening the doors and having the breeze come through so it never felt too hot. The sea breezes kept the place comfortable, although we did need air conditioning on in the bedrooms at the night.

The family all snorkelled and saw turtles plus a very enjoyable trip to Yal Ku lagoon, which had many more varieties of fish to see. (There are two entrances to two different part of the lagoon. We chose the one by the little roundabout which meant we had shade, which was definitely needed).

Overall the experience, from initial booking, through to interactions with Rosemary and the arrival was so easy. Rosemary provided all the information we could possibly have needed, so we felt well informed and prepared to enjoy our holiday from the moment we arrived. Including the information on ordering our groceries online, which made life very easy! The location is perfect, just a few minutes to Half Moon Bay (which we only used for the excellent Buena Vida restaurant, which saw a lot of us!), and Akumal beach. We found it best to get there early in the morning to bag some shade under a palm tree and before it got too busy.

We travel a lot and all agreed that this apartment is absolutely the best we've stayed in and would recommend it highly and without any reservations. Can't think of anything more that we could have wanted or needed that wasn't provided. A real gem on the Riviera Maya.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad your family had a great time in Akumal.
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5

This beautiful property was even better than expected and everyone was friendly and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip and enjoyed our stay at Mi Casa del Mar even more than anticipated. The property is so comfortable, relaxing and beautiful and I wouldn’t change a thing about our stay there. If we ever return to the area it would be my first choice for accommodation.

Akumal is very visitor friendly and even though we enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas, Akumal was our favorite. Everything you need is close by and there are golf carts for rent if you don’t rent a vehicle or don’t want to walk.

I would highly recommend new visitors to the area to check out La Buena Vida for meals. It was our favorite go to spot for meals.

Thanks to everyone who made our stay so special!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serenity!

  • 5 of 5

Another fabulous stay in Akumal - this condo is spectacular! So much luxurious space in-doors and out. Nice short walk to town or the lagoon-no need for a car! We snorkeled almost every day and took day trips to Chichen Itza, Tulum Ruins(collectivo only 35 pesos) and the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary (highly recommend). Love fall in Mexico - less people and fantastic weather!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

The place was nice and comfortable. Maria was awesome and kept place clean the whole week. Although not right on a beach, it is a very short walk to get there. Restaurants were also within walking distance. No A/C in the living room, but opening all the sliding doors in the area let nice ocean breezes in and kept it comfortable. Bedrooms were kept nice and cool. The only negative was that the upstairs master bathroom was exposed to the weather. Which was really neat, except that it was extremely cold taking a shower and the hot water only lasted a couple minutes. Hardly enough time for two people to shower. Overall, a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing week with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed in this beautiful home with our daughter and nephews (14, 11 and 9.) The view is absolutely spectacular, and the moonlight over the water at night is magical. There was more than enough space for all of us, and we were so conveniently located! Akumal Bay is just a five minute walk south, and we went snorkeling at Ya Kul Lagoon twice -- only a couple of minutes north in the car. Every day we would get up early for breakfast in the house then go snorkeling or sight-seeing; the boys especially loved the zipline, and the views from the ruins in Tulum are amazing. We would typically eat lunch out then return to the house to relax and swim by the pool.

Two things other reviewers have noted: (1) Maria is incredibly hard working and keeps the place spotless. The kids loved the shapes she made with the towels. And (2) the main room is HOT. We had a nice breeze going but with a heat index of 106 it was too uncomfortable to cook anything ambitious. Just be prepared for it.

We had a couple of minor issues with check-in and plumbing, but nothing that took away from our overall amazing experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Maria was wonderful and kept the house clean and we'll stocked. Our in-house cooked meal with Alex and Miguel was lots of fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Gran Cenote
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun
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
307
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.

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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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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