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Spectacular Beach-Level Condo on Halfmoon Bay - Right on the Beach!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,125 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

You can't be more surrounded by tranquil beauty than from this beachfront, beach-level condo on Half Moon Bay in Akumal. Akumal is a quiet, very private, residential community of low-rise condos and private villas generously spaced out along the beach, with many fine restaurants and world renowned walk-off-the-beach snorkeling and diving. Akumal also has many offerings for visitors, done in a low-key but high quality way, including a Spa, a gym and a Yoga Studio. Local condo management is onsite to assure continued quality throughout your stay.

Here, just an hour’s drive straight south on a well paved road from Cancun, you escape the hustle and bustle, kick off your shoes, don your swim suit, and plunge into the turquoise Caribbean Sea. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Walk bare-footed in T shirt and shorts to a beachfront restaurant for fabulous fajitas and a margarita if you like. All the local restaurants in Akumal treat their water making the dining completely safe as well as delicious.

The condo, situated on a white sandy beach, has gorgeous water views and is private because of beautiful tropical landscaping surrounding the patio. Inside,our newly renovated and decorated condo the rooms are light and airy, brightly color coordinated with Mexican Caribbean charm. There are open views of the water from the living room, dining room, kitchen, and Master bedroom suite. The unit has an open floor plan with a step down living room opening onto a beach level patio large enough for dining or relaxing in a Mayan hammock.

Both ceiling fans and air conditioning are available for your comfort. Most of the time the gentle breezes make air conditioning unnecessary. We now have 2 TVs with DVD players, and a lending library of DVDs in our accommodating guest office. We have satellite TV service. Your US cell phone should work from this locale, and you can access e-mail and the Internet through our high speed wireless and Ethernet connection. An iPod speaker deck allows you to enjoy high fidelity sound from your own iPod. Access to an ATM in town is available. Rental of bicycles and golf carts along with frequent mini buses plying the highway connecting Akumal to the other coastal communities make renting a car optional during your stay.

Akumal has two mini-supermarkets, with a good selection of American products. A small market suitable for last minute items, is just a minute’s walk from the condo. Several large American-style supermarkets are nearby in Playa del Carmen, and a new, large supermarket carrying a wide range of American brands, fresh produce, etc, is just 10 minutes down the highway. Laundry service is available in Akumal as are local cooks to prepare regional cuisine right in your kitchen. Ask at the front desk. The Maya Riveria is replete with gorgeous natural attractions centered around water. Akumal has two dive shops and excellent snorkeling and swimming are right out the door in Half Moon Bay, in Akumal Bay, or in Yal-ku Lagoon, famous for its snorkeling. Numerous cenotes (fascinating natural fresh water-filled holes and caverns popular for swimming and diving) and beaches all within 12 miles of Akumal include Tankah, Aktun Chen Caves, Xpu-Ha, Paradise and Dos Ojos. Xel-Ha (10 miles away) is a wonderful snorkeling park and Xcaret (18 miles) combines water sports, snorkeling, Mayan culture, and history. Both have swim with the dolphins programs. The other new outdoor-oriented theme park, XPlor, is a short drive away. Other area sports include deep sea fishing, beach horseback riding, golf, and tennis. The Sian Ka'an Biosphere, a beautiful reserve with wildlife and miles of deserted beaches is south of Akumal and Tulum. There are two major nature preserves in the Yucatan, which are particularly popular with birders. If you love beautiful beaches, there's no need to leave Half Moon Bay, but if you like to explore, there are miles of beautiful beaches all around for a day excursion.

There are numerous Mayan Ruins nearby including Tulum, only 15 miles away, Coba (25 miles), and Chitzen Itza, a long day's trip via the new Tulum road. There are many shopping options, including charming shops in Akumal, shops near Akumal at the Hacienda, in Puerta Aventuras, and extensive options in Playa del Carmen (22 miles). There are many fascinating Mexican and Mayan crafts, with silver and Talavera pottery being big favorites. Playa is a large town with great shopping, great restaurants, and night life. From here board a boat for an all day trip to Cozumel, another great spot for diving, snorkeling, and deep sea fishing. Playacar (21 miles away) is a Resort development with an 18 hole golf course, tennis and swimming. Puerto Aventuras (ten miles away) offers tennis, golf, swim with the dolphins, and restaurants.

Keywords: Condominium

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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1125 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Private Bathroom for each bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Couch in living room is twin bed size, Baby Cribs (2) Available for rent from office
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Open views of the water, decorated in bright Mexican Caribbean colors with an open floor plan & step down living room, a beach-level patio large enough for dining or relaxing in a hammock, tropical vegetation, walking distance to Yal-ku Lagoon renowned for excellent snorkeling, Daily maid service, Ceiling fans & A/C, Excellent walk out into the bay snorkeling, Beach towels available for your use

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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5

The Ocean is at Your Door ...

  • 5 of 5

La Bahia has been the perfect location for us since we decided to get off of the resorts. The condo has everything we need, and the staff on site are very helpful. The fully equipped kitchen, right down to the blender for fruity drinks has everything we need for self catering breakfast/lunch. There are restaurants within walking distance, and a fresh fruit market in town twice a week to supplement your snacks or for a delicious evening dinner.

With the beach right outside of your door and an incredible lagoon for snorkelling, we couldn't find a better place to sit back and relax. While the entry into the lagoon is a little rocky, the variety of sealife once you get in the water make it totally worth it. The beach itself is beautiful white sand - perfect for beachcombing or making castles!

We have rented the unit twice now, and are planning are third trip already! A great find if you want to get away from the normal resort areas and just kick back and relax.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It seems you feel just the same as we do about our time in our condo, which is the way we would hope it would be for our guests We really appreciate your taking the time to let our other prospective guests know about your experience.
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5

Amazing, quiet beachfront paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

La Bahia was an ideal location for our family! The white sandy beach was beautiful...walking distance to great restaurants, Yal ku lagoon and Akumal Bay-love this peaceful Mexican community!!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia
5

Clean, quiet, beachfront

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean and quiet property in a tranquil community. Being on the first floor, it is nice to walk right out onto the beach a few steps away. The daily housekeeping was unobtrusive and keeps everything tidy. Easy parking out back, small convenience store just down the street, and a couple of good restaurants within close walking distance. We also enjoyed the snorkeling lagoon and Akumal restaurants a longer walk or short drive away.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melrose Ma
5

excellence

  • 5 of 5

Kassie and Robert,

Karen and I were very comfortable in your condo. It was exactly as you had described in your letter. The access to the beach and the views from your sitting area were exactly what we were hoping for. The condo staff was excellent. The cleaning staff was efficient and the front desk was very helpful and accommodating. The area was very safe as you said and felt very comfortable walking around after dark. We had all our meals out, other than breakfast, and found the restaurants in Akumal to our liking. We particularly enjoyed the fresh salad and vegetable offerings at La Buena Vida.

Karen and I usually walked many miles every day so the distance to any restaurant in town was an easy stroll for us as well. We did visit the ruins in Coba, snorkeled at the Yal Ku Lagoon, and took the collectivos to Playa del Carmen (however this area turned out to not be interesting to us). We also enjoyed the beach right outside our door: snorkeling in front of the condo, reading, and taking daily walks. The weather was not the greatest (generally, cloudy, cool, and breezy) but no one can control the weather. Apparently, this weather was not typical.

We both were very happy with your condo and hope to come back in the future. If you would like us to post a review at any condo review site please let us know which one.

Thank you

Dave + Karen

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Dave and Karen, We're delighted that you enjoyed our condo and Akumal. We do hope you will return and stay with us again. Robert and Kassie
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Centennial, CO
5

Relaxing Stay in Akumal Bahia Condominium No. 1

  • 5 of 5

Great spot to stay right on Half Moon Bay. In this ground level unit, you can walk right out to beach. The unit was clean and spacious and each bedroom had its own bathroom. Reyna cleaned everyday and she was such a pleasant person too. Convenient location to many restaurants (La Lunita and Turtle Bay Cafe our favorites), and Yal Ku lagoon and the big Akumal Bay for snorkeling. We saw turtles in Akumal Bay and many fish in the lagoon and the bay too. My husband snorkeled in Half Moon Bay too but the entry is a bit rocky.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful view and very comfortable space!

  • 4 of 5

We did have a fairly good sized invasion of speedy ants, but that's nature in the tropics. 🤓�

We loved the design of the units with a grand three sided Outstanding View in the sitting area. It feels very private.. We also enjoyed a view of the water, and catching the cool ocean breezes, while in the bedrooms. The kitchen was well equipped, thank you.

Thank you, also, for all the work of the staff in keeping the area in top condition for the comfort of the guests!

We were quite lucky to have a turtle nest right in front of the unit on our first night...and the second night one just on the other side of the hedge! Great turtle location!!

I hope to return soon~

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Robyn! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our condo. Yes, we agree, unfortunately, in the tropics, ants can appear from time to time, but our full time staff at the condo is always at their ready to address this when it happens, and to quickly eliminate the problem.
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Owner

Robert Randell and Kassie Witte
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Robert Randell and Kassie Witte

We are vacation property owners who are passionate about travel. Over the years, we have acquired a small number of very select vacation properties to rent to our guests. We have 20 years of experience in owning and renting superior properties in exceptional locations. We are not a large company or a rental agency but a small family business owned and managed by a couple who take a great deal of pride in offering you a well maintained, well appointed, carefree vacation home.

Why Robert Randell and Kassie Witte chose Akumal

We continually update and upgrade our properties to assure our guests all of the amenities and comfort they expect and more. It is our pleasure to proudly offer these properties. Because of the locations and the amenities, our properties are never the lowest priced properties in the area, but we strive to ensure good value for our guests. We visit each property regularly, and update and upgrade as required to keep them in platinum condition. This way our guests can be sure that they can always count on a first class experience in every way. We hope you will choose to be our guests.

What makes this condo unique

Beauty and tranquility. Because of low density Half Moon Bay is NEVER crowded.

La Bahia one of two premium rental properties on Half Moon Bay has its own on site management so guests needs are always professionally met.

Map

Nearest Airport
111 Kilometres
Cancun Airport
Nearest Barpub
short walk down the beach Half Moon Bay
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
in Playa del Carmen to Cozemel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Puerto Aventuras; bahia principe
Nearest Restaurant
short walk down the beach Half Moon Bay
Nearest Beach
on beach, Half Moon Bay & Akumal Beach short walk
Car: not necessary

Gorgeous natural attractions centered around water, 2 dive shops, excellent snorkeling & swimming right out the door in Akumal Bay or in famous Yal-ku Lagoon, Numerous cenotes and beaches nearby, Xel-Ha (10 Mi, a wonderful snorkeling park, & Xcaret (18 miles) with water sports, Mayan culture & history, both w swim with the dolphins programs, Deep sea fishing, beach horseback riding, golf & tennis and bike rentals nearby, The Sian Ka'an Biosphere, Mayan Ruins nearby including Tulum, (15 miles), Coba (25 miles), Chitzen Itza, a one day trip via the new Tulum road, Many shopping options, including charming shops in & near Akumal, and extensive options in Playa del Carmen (22 mi), a large town with great shopping & restaurants, night life & large American-type supermarkets, Cozumel, another great spot for diving, snorkeling & deep sea fishing, Playacar (21 miles) - Resort with an 18 hole golf course, tennis & swimming, Puerto Aventuras (10 miles), golf shopping & dining

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Mexican gov't required tax is 16% IVA and 3% hotel tax.
For reservations of one week or more charges can be split among 3 payments with full payment due 90 days in advance.
Seasonal rate changes among standard, high, and holiday seasons vary each year depending on the calendar, particularly the dates of Easter, Christmas and New Years.
Rates are subject to change and are only final at the time of rental confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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