About the property
- Condo1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 with 2 on queen blow-up mattress
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If this is your first trip to Akumal, you are in store for a marvelous adventure. “Akumal” means “place of the turtles” in the Mayan language. In season, you can watch the turtles lay their eggs and then march to the sea. You will never forget the experience.
Our condominium is particularly lovely because we have very high ceilings and a large, open floor plan. The living and dining area adjoin, but do not seem like the same space. I have decorated with antiques and art from the region, so you will fell more at home than in some other rentals. We kept it to ourselves for ten years and only started renting in 2008.
We have two spacious bedrooms with king size beds. Both rooms are light and airy. The Master's bath in the room area, while the Guest Room's full bath is just outside the door.
Fabulous ruins, snorkeling, deep sea diving, turtle watching, shopping, relaxing and lots of fun await you here. I look forward to hearing from you. Call or email with any questions.
Akumal: We are only a ten minute walk from the 'center' of Akumal. There are two small grocery stores, an Internet room that is very reasonable, a few shops and a laundry. There are also three very good restaurants here in the center. You can access Akumal beach from here. It's only about one hundred yards from the center. The snorkeling off this beach is really good. Akumal is always casual.
Things to Do: Shopping is very good in Tulum, which is only 15 minutes south, and in Playa del Carmen which is only 22 minutes north. Sightseeing is endless. You can take day trips to Tulum or Coba, or you can stay overnight at Chitze Itza or Merida. We recommend them all. There is an endless list of possible activities for you to enjoy in and around Akumal and all through the Mayan Riviera. There are PGA golf courses and world class diving spots. The fresh water cenotes are just beautiful and very refreshing. I have snorkeled many with our children. I prefer to have a guide direct us when we go the cenotes.
My Favorite Thing to Do: I love to walk the beach from in front of our apartment and then to the right. It is not completely sandy. It is covered with thousands of pieces of washed-up coral and small shells. I collect the most striking pieces of coral that I find. I have so many now, I can be very choosy. I will sit for hours there and just commune with the sea and nature. I am usually totally alone and for me, there is no other place where I feel so at one with the world.
Enter Akumal Beach. Drive through the arch and veer left. Continue through the security gate. In about 100 yards, you will com to Mi Casa Del Mar on your right. Drive under the porte-cocere to the steps. A gentleman should come to help with your bags. If not immediately, just ring the bell or buzzer to call him. A gratuity would be appreciated.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Jane Whaley
My husband and I live in Atlanta, Georgia and Blue Ridge, Georgia. Bill practices Oncology and Internal Medicine and I own an Antique Store, Sycamore Crossing and an inn, The Fernbrook Inn, in Blue Ridge. We raised four daughters and now are blessed with 7 grandchildren. My interests are painting, pottery making, reading and and development.
Why Jane Whaley chose Akumal
Years ago, we visited Akumal and stayed in a friend's home there. Were turned within one month after our first visit and looked at property. We purchased our condo in three days. Akumal has a special attraction that few places on earth can match. We have traveled the world, and we always love coming back to Akumal
What makes this Condo unique
My personal property manager can help you in any situation. If you need a doctor, if you need information on any area around the area, or if you want to find a chef. This can be very reassuring when you are away from home. You can also contact me personally at any time through my email or my phone.
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Vacation Get Away
We recently returned from our vacation and had a wonderful time. My husband, our two sons ages 6 and 9 and I spent a week in Akumal visiting the surrounding area. The condo was well cared for and beautifully furnished. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Very relaxing atmosphere and would highly recommend it.
The condo/Akumal was in a perfect location, central to sight-seeing and unlike Playa del Carmen, much quieter. The restaurants in the area were all very good.
The kids loved swimming in the pool and snorkling at Akumal beach and the nearby lagoon. A highlight for them was swimming among the sea turtles that were passing through. They also loved Xel-Ha. My husband and I enjoyed visiting the Mayan ruines of Tulum and Coba (we recommend renting a bike near the entrance to Coba since it is very hot and the ruines are very spread out). On the return from Coba we stopped at the Grand Cenote to cool of and would recommend it. The kids enjoyed snorkling in the Cenote. They also enjoyed Xcarate. The night show was impressive. We rented a car and found it very easy to get around. Over all it was a very relaxing vacation and a great place to stay.
Thank you so very much for your comments. Akumal is truly a wonderland. Please come back to visit! Jane
We just got back from beautiful Akumal and am missing it already. Jane was a wonderful "host" and answered all of our questions before getting there. Her place is so spacious and the ocean breeze and view were so lovely to wake up to every day. I napped twice in the hammock and read three books on vacation! My kids loved the pool, and we all loved being able to walk everywhere. It's a very quaint, low key town and we felt like locals by the end of the week. The lagoon has great snorkeling and we took some day trips to Tulum and cenotes and visited the monkeys at the Jungle Place. I can't wait to come back! It really was the perfect mix of relaxing and adventure. Such a special town.
Great stay in a great location
Loved our stay, beautiful views and close to many fun things to do. Cool ocean breeze meant we never even needed a/c in 85 degree weather, just open windows! Great home base to go to Coba, Chichen Itza or many of ge other exciting things in the area. Beach is fantastic in Akumal with snorkeling and of corse he famous turtles. Great place to stay!
Very spacious with comfortable and pretty furnishings- lots of cozy seating throughout. There are even some beautiful murals on the walls of both bathrooms. Walking distance to Akumal Bay where the snorkeling is amazing (sea turtles!), and several nice restaurants. Very clean with a friendly and thorough housekeeper. If you love listening the ocean waves crashing into the rocks below, this is the condo for you! We hope to return for a second visit before too long!
We loved our stay here. Beautiful view of the ocean with a constant cool breeze. Great supply of dishes etc for cooking and all of the comforts of home. Bottled water supplied throughout our stay and the housekeeper was wonderful!
The town of Akumal is very quaint, with friendly people. The beach is the best...shallow blue water with a sandy bottom. Locals will stop you and ask if you want to snorkel with the turtles. The area is restricted but does not cost much to rent equipment or a guide with a boat. You can book transportation with Jane to and from the airport. The driver will stop for you to pick up groceries on the way. Some great restaurants in Akumal! Turtle Bay cafe has huge portions which are shareable. Our favorite was La Buena Vida which was quite reasonably priced with great food and service overlooking the beach in Half-Moon Bay.
We highly recommend this property and hope to return! I would definitely book with the Whaley's again! Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us❤
Just returned from a week at Jane’s place. It was truly wonderful! Wish I didn’t have to come home. With luck we will be back soon!
World class golfing awaits you in either direction, Ancient Myan ruins are waiting for you to explore, guided or unguided, wave runner, kayaks, body surfing, turtle watching
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If you are a return guest, you will receive a 10% discount. Cancelation policy is 90 days from check in 100%. 60 days from check in 40%. 30 days befor check in 20% refund I would suggest that you get travelers; insurance/trip interruption insurance in case you need to cancel.