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Warm and Inviting Condominium with internet GOLF NEARBY, Mi Casa Del Mar

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 with 2 on queen blow-up mattress

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Whaley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

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 Quintana Roo

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Bill is an oncologist in Atlanta and Jane developes real estate in the Blue Ridge mountians. Jane also owns an antique store in Blue Ridge. Bill is also on of the physicians for the Atlanta Thrashers and has been active in professional sports for many years. He has run 18 marathons, but now is happy riding his bike and playing golf with Jane, trying to stay ahead of her. They have seven grandchildren.
Mar 2008
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms have murals on the walls and are a very comfortable size.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Blow Up Mattress - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • There are two bedroom. They are the same size and one is a beautiful as the other. The 'master' has the bathroom within the area, while the second bedroom has a full bath just outside the door. We provide a queen size, Very Comfortable, blow up mattress for two extra people if needed. (Auto blow-up)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking is permitted outside on the deck only.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Warm and Inviting Condominium with internet GOLF NEARBY, Mi Casa Del Mar
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 39 reviews
Mankato, MN
5

Vacation Get Away

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your comments. Akumal is truly a wonderland. Please come back to visit! Jane
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Saint Charles, IL
5

Amazing View. Relaxing Location.

  • 5 of 5

Just spend 8 glorious nights at this Gem. The view from the balcony will stay with me until I return again. We had our 2 little ones (5 and 3) with and they had the time of their lives. The pool is beautiful. There is no beach at the back of the property as I thought from a map but rather it is 0.6km walk to Akumal beach which is simply stunning. Yes there are police on the beach protecting the turtles from over enthused tourists but he area that was roped off is more than sufficient to swim and we even swam alongside 3-4 turtles in the week in this 'protected' area. The maid service was great every other day and the chef we hired through the owner was great. We stopped on the 90 minute drive from Cancun airport and got groceries to minimize the eating out. When we did eat out the places close to the beach were all great. Air Conditioning worked great and had the bed rooms as ice cold as needed for sleeping. Rest of the unit was very comfortable given the amazing breeze that enters through the patio doors. I hope to return here someday.

Jonathan O'Connell

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your beautiful review. I always am happy to read how my guests enjoyed our home in Akumal. Please come back. When you do, you will receive a 10% discount for returning friends. Have a lovely summer. J
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5

Amazing Vacation at Mi Casa Del Mar in Akumal

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six, with 4 girls ages 9, 12, 14, and 17, stayed at this beautiful, spacious, waterfront condo from March 8th to March 15th, and we loved everything about it. The view from the very large balcony was spectacular and allowed us to just relax and listen to the waves crashing on the rocks and see various birds flying by while watching the sun rise. We loved the layout of the kitchen / dining room / living room, making it easy for everyone to take part in food preparation. Loved the rustic furniture and Mexican style decor, as well as the various shell collections. The two bedrooms each had a comfortable king size bed, and all the rooms had ceiling fans with air conditioning in both bedrooms, making it very comfortable, even during the day.

We loved the area with it's many restaurants and souvenir shops within a short walk. Our favorite was the Turtle Bay Cafe with Lucy's homemade ice cream. We also walked to the Yal Ku Lagoon for some snorkeling as well as to the Akumal Beach for some swimming with the turtles. Although the beach is now sectioned off to protect the turtles, we were still able to see them from very close if we swam up to the buoys. An experience that we will never forget.

We did not require to rent a vehicle as we hired a transportation company to shuttle us back and forth from the airport as well as to give us a tour of the Chichen Itza and swimming in the IK KIL cenote which was amazing. Lots to do around for all ages but our girls just loved to stay at the condo and enjoy the pool. The Iguanas really entertained us while we sat around the pool and they even posed for a photo-shoot. We also walked along the shore and found some really interesting fossils.

The staff were all amazing and Roger was very helpful. Thanks for sharing this amazing piece of heaven with us.

The only regret is that we did not stay longer. This is one place that we are definitely thinking of visiting again some day.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just Great

  • 5 of 5

Akumal is just so cute and beachy. Lots of funky little restaurants and friendly people. We felt very safe here. I noticed Police right at the towns archway the entire time we were there. They seem to be making sure it is a very safe area for all to enjoy.

This condo is excellent, it is a great value, and it's also huge. The kitchen is big with lots of room for prepping meals. There's no oven, but there is a large toaster oven, so that worked well for us. There were spices and sauces in the cupboard including cumin, chili, hot sauce, soy sauce, olive oil, even a jar of peanut butter and a jar of nutella. But oddly there was no sugar and no vinegar. So I would just check it out when you get there and then shop for what you need. The balcony is large and the incredible ocean views can be seen from the kitchen, dining room and living room. Having the big pool was awesome, especially with the kids. The waves in front of the condo are impressive and loud.

The daily maid service didn't actually come every day, but I think it was just a communication issue. I don't speak a lot of Spanish, so it was challenging to communicate with the gentleman who takes care of the complex and with the lady who came to clean our room. I think she probably came and knocked at the door, and when we didn't answer she left. I happened to open the door on our third day, and she was standing right outside and had been knocking. We just couldn't hear her knocking over the sound of the waves. After that she came most of the days. She also did our laundry for us, which was great.

I think Akumal is the perfect home base for visiting this area because it's so central. We drove to Coba to see the ruins, we drove into Tulum, (overrated IMO, and made me so glad we stayed in Akumal and not Tulum). We even drove out to Punta Laguna to see monkeys in the wild of the jungle. And it only took us about an hour to get there. Really made sightseeing easy.

Snorkelling at Akumal and Yal Ku was great. Kids loved it. Sailing adventure with the Akumal Dive shop, was excellent. I also highly recommend Selva Maya zip lining, which includes a private guided snorkel in the most beautiful cenote around.

Another highlight for me was seeing a white nosed coati right outside the condo. He had a big long snout and a long furry ring tail. So cute. Overall this was a hit. Highly recommend this condo. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well maintained and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful oceanfront condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I hope we see you again.
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Oconomowoc, WI USA
5

We have stayed here before and hope to make it an annual event.

  • 5 of 5

The place, view, location to town and price is spectacular! We have found a gem !!! The staff is very responsive to needs and concerns. We never feel alone or unsafe. We have stayed in several other condos in Akumal, but enjoy this one most.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
MAY
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,005
 
 
LOW SEASON
Jun 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
HIGH HOLIDAY
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,505
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

If you are a return guest, you will receive a 10% discount.

Total at booking unless agreed to break into 2 payments. Total by 90 days out from check in. Accept checks and I invoice with PayPal.

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