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Uniquely Private Oceanfront Villa in Akumal - Casa Caribe

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms w/ Detached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Anchored on the rocky coastline of an ancient coral reef, within a short walking distance of two beautiful white sand beaches on the Caribbean sea, the villa, Casa Caribe offers all the traditional charm of Mexico; red tiled roofs, the rustle of palm leaves in the sea breeze, and riotous stars, all with the breathtaking view of the ocean or jungle from every window.

Hop on a plane to Cancun, rent a car, and drive one hour south to Akumal, and find yourself in the low key paradise you've been looking for. Does swimming or snorkeling in an aquarium sound good? A few minutes walk to Yalku Lagoon is recommended on a daily basis to refresh your sense of natural living.

There's world class snorkeling and scuba diving anywhere along the 250 mile reef; some of the best right out the back door! It won't take long to find a sea turtle in the water or a nest on the shore, as Akumal means 'Place of the Turtle' in Mayan. While you're sipping a 'cold one,' and munching on chips, homemade salsa, and ceviche, the kids will discover the pizza parlor and ice cream vendor.

Akumal,with it's beautiful beaches, is small, clean, environmentally aware, and just minutes away from Mayan ruins, caves, underground rivers, golf courses, and jungle explorations. Dive shops, great restaurants, and a grocery store are walking distance from the house. This is the land of white sugar sand, reef outcroppings, and exotic wildlife, set on the turquoise coast of your dreams!

Casa Caribe is a two story, walled villa, offering security and complete privacy. The main house is 2500 square feet and decorated in Mexican-style, with beautiful, hand-carved furniture and original artwork. The master is upstairs, with oceanside balcony and roof viewing. The other two bedrooms and adjoining baths, are downstairs, along with the living room, dining room, and full kitchen. The furnished back porch is seaside and private, while the front garden/patio has a pool and large deck area with arbor, lounge chairs, and gas grill. The guest house (casita) at the front of the property is one bedroom with adjoining bath, living room, and small kitchen, and can sleep an additional three people (one on a couch). The pool is small but private, and very refreshing after a fun day at the beach. Our grandkids love it! This is a wonderful home for a family or group of friends, with ceiling fans throughout, air conditioned bedrooms, maid service six days a week, and a gardener/handy man at your service.

Hot sun, cool shade, beautiful beaches, and sea breeze in abundance... Sound good? Get in touch with us....

Keywords: Villa, House, Guest House, Ocean Front

More Details

Roger Burton
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About Roger Burton

My name is Roger Burton, and I am a sales consultant and musician in Dallas, Texas. My wife, Denise Koval, has been a horticulturist for 35 years and enjoys all the organic sciences. We enjoy the tropics, especially the tropical oceans. We are restored with beautiful, natural settings, the sound of the wind and waves, and the flora and fauna. We spend a good deal of our tropical time walking beaches and swimming the coral reefs. We love the food of the tropics; fresh seafood, fruit, and vegetables. We are facinated with different cultures, traditions, cuisine, and don't mind the challenge of a new language.

Roger Burton purchased this house in 2000

Why Roger Burton chose Akumal

We chose Akumal, Mexico for it's quite village atmosphere. Akumal has only a single line of homes along the water, the georgous Caribean Sea, and the 5th largest barrier reef in the world just off shore. We find the Mayans sweet, serving, and generous by nature. Their culture and architecture are fastinating. We can still find a deserted beach, yet enjoy so many conveniences. Until you've seen the Milky Way on a moonless night or the Persaides meteor shower on a late summer evening, you have missed something large. And then there are things as simple as moonlight on water and the rustle of palm leaves with your toes in the sand.

What makes this house unique

Casa Caribe is a fully modernized, 40 year old home designed by one of the Yucatan's most famous architects, Jose Moreno. Some of the walls of the house and the pool deck are constructed from smooth coral rocks gathered from the site. The entire ocean side of the house, upstairs and down is glass doors that open to allow the sea breeze and the sound of the waves in. On a mild day you can walk out the back door and go for a swim over Dick's reef or walk a few doors north and swim the reef at Half Moon Bay, or take a 10 minute stroll to Akumal Bay and swim with the turtles or just relax on the beautiful white sand beach. There is a Mayan village very close by, small grocery stores, delightfully quaint restaurants, and a farmers market in the town square. Our staff has been with us for many years and will see that your stay is enjoyable. Whether you never leave the house, or travel out to explore ruins, cenotes, beaches, the jungle or the eco parks of the area, you are sure to have marvelous memories.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful spot! Casa Caribe has such a wonderful view of the ocean and Devine ocean breezes that roll through the whole house.

We recommend:

The beach at Xpu Ha is pristine and quiet. 40 pesos a person if you take the road by Xpu Ha restaurant sign. A lot of amenities are private and lots of lounge chairs with a diner minimum but nobody can stop you laying down a towel!

Happy hour at Turtle Bay. 2 for 1 margaritas. A+ fish tacos.

The tamarind margarita at La Buena Vidal - the food is nothing too special but they have swings and a crows nest, so why not?

Rent bikes! A reasonable cost for the week and everything in Akumal is bike able.

Que Onda - Italian restaurant in North Akumal near Yal Ku Lagoon. As Brooklyn dwelling Jersey - Italian pasta in Mexico would never have been my first choice. But - I was put in my place! Go and order the Maribel. The pasta is handmade, the ambiance is lovely, the service is first rate.

Yal Ku Lagoon for a peaceful, low key, nearby snorkel.

Coba! Climbing to the top of the highest structure is a breathtaking and important experience.

Skip able:

La Lunita - food wasn't bad but so expensive.

Cueva Del Pescador - we got lots of recommendations but nobody was really satisfied - best dish though was the pulpo al ajillo.

Lol Ha - great location, plenty of beer but go elsewhere to eat.

Enjoy your trip! I know we did!
Jan 2015
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Akumal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • (*This is our stated cancellation policy. It is different from the one stated by the VRBO website and it is contained in our rental agreement. It is a
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Casita
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master upstairs
    Casita - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) - *The main house sleeps 6 adults comfortably. Another adult or couple can sleep in the Casta's double bed. If you have children in the group, you can sleep 3 in the bedroom with the single and queen, which gives you a maximum of 9 in beds. If you have a party of 10, a child or adult can sleep on a couch in the casita or main house, or we can provide an air mattress. We also have a crib for a small child.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioned bedrooms, Linens and beach towels provided, Pool with privacy, Cook available on request, Maid Service 6 days per week, Gardener/Handy Man, bottled drinking water provided, Safe for valuables, Ceiling fans, high chair, wireless internet, satellite TV


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Uniquely Private Oceanfront Villa in Akumal - Casa Caribe
average rating of 4.703704 based on 125 reviews

Casa Caribe: great location, stunning views, beautiful landscape, comfortable, clean; MUCHO GUSTO!

  • 5 of 5

One of three places we rented for our family vacation to Akumal. The hosts are great; Rhett, the property manager is helpful but not overbearing, he connected us with a local guide for a tour of Rancho Santa Cruz cenote (awesome) and and a place to buy fresh seafood for our Easter BBQ. Christina the maid is a doll and Luise the grounds keeper is also very kind, be prepared to tip both at the end of your stay. The view from the patio and master balcony is just amazing. The villa and the casita (which is also very comfortable) are well stocked, all the essentials for beach going, cooking in or on the poolside gas grill, ample linnens and purified drinking water. Don’t miss the blow hole right out back on the reef, snorkeling on Half Moon Bay in front of La Buena Vida Restaurant (we ate here every day, yummm!!) Yalku Lagoon or morning coffee and sticky buns at Turtle Bay Bakery... .

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Melissa! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Caribe!
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Sacramento, CA

Magical, tranquil beach getaway in lovely Akumal

  • 5 of 5

The photos and description of this property cannot do justice to its tranquil beauty. Casa Caribe sits on a reef between two lovely bays, with living areas that gaze upon crashing waves in the turquoise Carribbean. The house is nicely equipped and comfortable, with a spacious 2nd floor master bedroom and two large and comfortable bedrooms on the first floor. The Casita in the front can accommodate another couple or adult; my teens took turns staying in it. We were two families with three adults and four high-school and college-age children. There was plenty of room for all in air conditioned bedrooms each with good beds and a nice bathroom.

And important with teens: Wi-Fi worked well.

Cristina, the housekeeper, is a joy and will cater dinner at a reasonable price. Do ask for flan--the best I've ever had! The garden is lush with a sweet little dipping pool for cooling off between trips to the beach. Every room is impeccably clean, comfortable; and pleasing to the eye, and the location cannot be beat!

Recommended activities: hang out, eat, drink, and use hammocks and pools at La Buena Vida Restaurant a five minute walk north. Tamarind margarita is top notch. Snorkel in Akumal Bay, ten minute walk south. We went every day--saw many sea turtles and other sea life. We also toured Cenote Santa Cruz and took a tour out to snorkel with whale sharks. There are two excellent dive shops, several good restaurants, and shopping all an easy walk from the house. No need for a car if you wish to hunker down or rely on tours, but we rented one for side trips to cenotes, Tulum, and Chichen Itza (made a vacation within a vacation and stayed overnight at the amazing Hacienda Chichen Itza). Everyone so helpful--thank you to the owners, to the manager Rhett, and to Cristina and Luis, the housekeeper and gardener. Thank you all for making this truly a vacation to remember!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and Relaxing Villa

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in this villa included 7 of us. We found this Villa to be mostly perfect for our family of 7 adults. We were well taken care of by Christina and found Rett, the property manager , to be extremely helpful and friendly. Christina, even cooked a great meal for us one night. We were an active group and out most days exploring the area or for meals so we spend very little time just hanging out, though we did do some and found it comfortable. Loved the morning sun rise and hangout outside at the front of the house. We were meant to use the guest house but found it to be to musty smelling to be uncomfortable for sleeping. We also thought we had a beech front, so were disappointed that it is very rocky and too dangerous to go for a swim as the waves were to strong to get back in without getting smashed against the rocks. A beautiful spot though.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was just perfect for our group of 8. We had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly, never got in our way. The home and location are unbelievably beautiful. Most times the listings makes things look better than the actual place. Not the case here, the pictures do not do justice for the beauty of the spot. Thanks for letting us share your home!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rhonda! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Caribe. I look forward to having you come stay with us again in the future! All the best! Roger Burton Casa Caribe
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Pentwater, MI

Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Casa Caribe much later than we expected on our first night, only to find the lights on in the house, air conditioning on in each bedroom and everything neat and clean. Very welcoming. Our week was filled with amazing adventures and great food, all easily accessible from the convenient location of the house. We enjoyed the sunrise each morning and the gorgeous view of the water from the patio. The house has all the basics we needed, as we ate breakfast and lunch in.

The maid, Cristina and gardener, Luis, don’t speak much English, but are very nice and most helpful. Our family of ten, ranging in age from 9 to 69 made many wonderful memories here.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dennis B.

  • 5 of 5

The trip to Akumal was outstanding! Casa Caribe was a perfect place to relax and unwind. The house was perfect for me, my brother and 3 of out buddies. The open concept design with all the windows, sliding doors keeped a nice air flow of the sea breeze and hearing the waves crash on the shore was very soothing. The view of the ocean from the back patio or the upper level was very cool. We saw lots of iguanas and hermit crabs around the house and the flowers, trees and plants are amazing. Having a house keeper, gardener and manager was very nice to keep everything clean and Rhett the manager was very helpful in giving us suggestions on where to go. We went to Tulum Ruins which was outstanding history lesson plus a beautiful view of the coastline from the cliffs. Went to Cenote Christalina, which is natural cool spring feed waters and was like swimming in an aquarium with all different colored fish. The snorting was outstanding there and at the beaches where we saw sea turtles, sting rays and a really cool wall of fish. We ate fresh fish daily which was easy with the local restaurants and bars close to the house. This trip was a dream come true and the week we spent was totally amazing, I plan on going back and highly recommend Casa Caribe!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
La Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bahia Principe
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
La Buena Vida
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Akumal Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Half Moon Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Yal Ku Lagoon
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
El Paraiso
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving, Sunbathing, Mayan Ruins, Kid's club, Cenotes, Bars, Discos (Playa Del Carmen), Ecological Center, Biosphere, Turtle Walks, Jungle Walks, Cozumel, Dolphin interaction, Eco Parks, Caving, Dive Shops and scuba instruction


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Maximum of 9 guests (9 in beds)

Rates based on 6 guests - $150/week for each guest over base of 6

Holiday rentals require 100% payment at time of booking (no refunds)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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