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Amazing Ocean View 2 pools

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This is a beachfront ocean view paradise. Whether you snorkel or dive just a few steps outside your door in Half Moon Bay (the snorkeling in front is incredible!) or take a leisurely walk to nearby Yal Ku Lagoon to swim with its abundant fish and sea turtles; or just want to take a quick dip in the pool between relaxed reading on the beach you’ll enjoy this conveniently located condominium in South Akumal on the Mayan Rivera.

Our condominium has one of the best views in Akumal, perched on the north point of Half Moon Bay. This oceanfront condo has large tinted glass walls facing the sea, providing an awesome view from the living room, kitchen and dining room.

There is a full kitchen with utensils, daily maid service and fresh drinking water.

The ocean side tanning area is pure sand maintained by a retaining wall at water's edge. There are thatched shade umbrellas and chaise lounges on the sand making a very nice tanning area. Some of the best snorkeling is right off the condos on the north end of the bay. A small pool is located just off the beach, cool off after sunbathing.

Nearby another excellent snorkeling opportunity awaits in Yal ku lagoon which is just a 5 minute walk away. Before you get to Yal ku you will pass Que Onda Italian restaurant serving fresh pasta, Italian specialties, fine wines and yummy deserts. A convenience store is by the parking lot in front of the condos for last minute items. Farther south down the north Akumal road are more restaurants, convenience stores, La Buena Vida bar/restaurant and their dive shop, and finally the heart of Akumal at Akumal Bay. There you will find grocery stores, gift shops, Lol ha beach bar and restaurant, two dive shops, and of course, famous Akumal main beach. Both Akumal main beach and Half Moon Bay are famous for marine turtles who can usually be seen on any given snorkeling session.

The beautiful Tulum Ruins are only 20 minutes drive, there are several local cenotes 5 minutes away.

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More Details

Owner
Doreen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

About Doreen

My husband, my daughter and I live in Portland, Oregon. The very first time I went to Akumal I absolutely fell in love with it. I never thought I would want to own proprty In Mexico and then I discoverd the Yucatan and the Carribean. A owner of the property where we were staying told me the condo was for sale, Three month later I flew down to take ownership.

Doreen purchased this condo in 2008

Why Doreen chose Quintana Roo

The ocean view is absolutely amazing and I love the two swimming pools. I can't get enough of the snokeling directly out front.

What makes this condo unique

Once again the view are what make this condo so charming. I made a staind glass window in Portland and hauled it down with me to add to the charm. All the pictures were hand chosen to reresent the area and fit in to the environment. I have done all I can to make it personal and comfortable with out feeling like you are in someone elses home.

Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Amazing Ocean View 2 pools
average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews
5

Perfect, quiet location for R & R

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I came here to celebrate finishing grad school, looking for a peaceful, quiet place to do absolutely nothing but sit, stare, drink beer, sunbathe and relax--we got exactly what we needed! The condo was just as pictured, if not better, and far enough away from town to be quiet and unspoiled by crowds, but close enough to walk into town. There's a little grocery about 1/4 mile up the way to get beer, some supplies, and it's about a mile or so into the main square to the full grocery store. It was pretty windy the whole week we were there (1/12-1/17), but still warm and wonderful. Never had to use the AC. Watching the pelicans graze low over the ocean was one of my favorite things. Buena Vida restaurant (famous for its bar swings) was about 1/3 mile up the road (maybe less) and our favorite for tacos each night. The pools aren't heated, so unfortunately it was a bit too chilly to use them when it wasn't above 80 degrees, but the last day was warm enough to dip in for a minute. Waking up to this view and hearing the ocean all night was an amazing experience and I'm already plotting how I can go back! Thanks Doreen, for giving us just what we needed after a stressful 3 years!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

In a beautiful setting; amazing views!

  • 3 of 5

Iguana 3 condo is in a great location...close to several restaurants (Que Onda, near YaKul Lagoon, and La Lunita, on the beach). On the ocean side is a lovely little area with palapas for lounging and sunbathing. There is a walk that leads into the ocean for a ways, making it easier to put on fins for snorkeling. The beach in this area is fairly rocky, so water shoes are needed. It is in a quiet area with good parking. We enjoyed the air-conditioner in the bedroom and the beautiful view from the living area. As there are no window coverings, it got quite hot later in the morning for most of the day, so we planned many excursions away. It was nice to have a car. There was a very helpful notebook on the coffee table which gave suggestions ; we especially enjoyed the El Paraiso Beach Club in Tulum. The kitchen was sufficient; be aware that the refrigerator is small , so don't load up on lots of produce, etc. before you arrive. We enjoyed breakfast especially with the lovely view and the USA newspaper provided by the management service every morning. The pool beachside is small but refreshing; an additional lovely pool at the entrance is larger and surrounded by a nice garden area.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for quiet relaxation and incredible snorkeling!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at La Iguana #3 over Christmas and it was a perfect getaway! The condo is tucked towards the end of the road on the very North end of Half Moon Bay. Everything was just as described. It was kept clean every day. We didn't cook, but there are all the basic utensils. If you are thinking of doing a lot of cooking, I would recommend stopping at Mega or somewhere in Playa (cheaper and better options). The apartment isn't like the high luxury apartments you might find in Playa or on Akumal beach - and that is what makes it great! If you want a thumping nightlife scene and scores of people looking to party, this is definitely NOT the place for you! If you want to be a little off the beaten path, have incredible snorkeling right from your apartment, sleep to the sound of waves, and still have access to great restaraunts and activities, this place is perfect!

There are a thousand things to do in the surrounding areas, but we didn't leave Akumal once and we don't feel like we missed out of anything! There are several places to eat within walking distance, but I would highly recommend renting a bike ($35 for the whole week per bike) from the office. Actually, our daily ritual of riding our bikes to explore the town was one of our favorite activities! The snorkeling in front of the apartment is incredible! Don't be like the idiots who wander around, trampling the delicate coral!! Once you get out to the deeper water, you'll find schools of all types of fish, turtles (I only saw one), barracuda, urchins, rays, and even some eels. We actually saw a barracuda jump out of the water while hunting a bunch of jumping baitfish! Careful, however, the current can be strong on windy days!

If you go to Akumal beach, you'll see that it is VERY different than half moon bay. LOTS of people but I would highly recommend it. Don't bother paying $25 per person to get a guide. Simply walk about 200 yards (meters) South, past the boats, and go in. There are plenty of turtles to see there and all you have to do is look for them. Swim further and find coral life (don't touch).

I few of the other reviews mentioned the heat in the apartment due to the large windows, so that was an area of concern for us. We found that while it did get warm by the windows, as long as you open the window at night, it says pretty comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Really clean property with a great management company that made our stay super easy

Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second trip staying in this beautiful condo and will defiantly return!

Half Moon Bay is our favorite place to visit, with or without our children. We have visited several times and Doreen's condo is our first choice when traveling as a couple. You cannot beat the view and the best snorkeling with in feet of your door. The condo is well equipped, has everything we need and the staff is awesome. The maid took time to figure out our daily schedule and then adjusted hers which was so thoughtful. The grounds are beautiful and with two pools, you can always find a quiet spot to relax.

Doreen is very responsive and a pleasure to work with!

We highly recommend this beautiful property!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described. It was great to be able to snorkel right out the door. La buena vida was a nightly stop for us. Wonderful fish tacos and atmosphere. Would go back to this place if the world wasn't so big with so many different destinations. Loved the Myan ruins at Coba and cenote dos ojos. Get to them early to avoid the crowds and heat of the day. Thanks Doreen!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun

North end of Half Moon Bay

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Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
Jan 4 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$875
 
 
Low
May 30 2017 - Dec 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
 
 
HOLIDAY
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
$840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation prior to 60 days full refund, after 60 days refund only if unit gets rented for dates cancelled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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