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Uniquely Private Oceanfront Villa in Akumal - Casa Caribe

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms w/ Detached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9 in beds-10 w/1 on sofa)

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 Home with Guest House

More Details

Owner
Roger Burton
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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 villa in 2000

Why Roger Burton chose Quintana Roo

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 villa 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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Amenities

Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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 give 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Uniquely Private Oceanfront Villa in Akumal - Casa Caribe
average rating of 4.681818 based on 120 reviews
5

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

My brother, myself and 3 friends spent a fun filled week at Casa Caribe and had a blast! The grounds were gorgeous, the views were amazing and the house was open and breezy....perfect for the 5 of us. Luis and Christina, the gardener and housekeeper took good care of all our needs around the house. Rhett, the manager was very helpful in giving us recommendations on the area. The beach at Xca Xel was pristine and the water is so beautiful! Tulum ruins were awe inspiring and the beaches there are amazing as well. Went to Cenote Cristalina and swam in the cristal clear fresh water rising out of the limestone caves. We snorkeled in Akumal Bay and swam with sea turtles and saw a huge ball of fish with a barracuda in the middle! We ate fresh fish most every day, and the restaurants in Akumal are excellent...Lol Ha, La Cueva, Turtle Bay, La Lunita, Que Onda, and La Buena Vida (which has tree houses and bar swings). The best part though, was just relaxing at the house and pool and enjoying the peace of this beautiful place. I highly recommend Casa Caribe and I will return!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in Akumal

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed Casa Caribe.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, pretty run down

  • 2 of 5

We never met the host or manager, but the staff were very nice. The place itself was pretty run down - front doorknob and cabinet doors falling off, and the roof leaks in several places. Great tidepooling out front!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the feedback. The front doorknob has been replaced and the cabinet door under the sink has been repaired. It just had a screw loose. We will have the roof checked for leaks right away and make repairs as needed.
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5

Get Away to Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

It is such a pleasure to have the privacy of your own personal villa in paradise! We loved this house because of the walled garden and pool, the secluded ocean front and the comforts of home. While the staff took great care of us, we could arrange days when they were not needed so we had no interruptions in our vacation time. The area is full of adventure and natural beauty whether it is right out the back door or in the cenotes in the jungle. The food is fresh, the air is clean, the ocean is turquoise and the stars are amazing!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great house for 8 people

  • 4 of 5

We had a great girls weekend. The house was great and the views right to the ocean were wonderful to wake up to each day. There were a few hiccups. We had 9 adults and the house says it sleeps 10 but that includes a couch (which are not designed for sleeping - hump in the middle) and there were no sheets or blankets or extra pillows and what it says is a full size bed but seems really small so we ended up with three adults in the king size bed. The pool is between the main house and casita and doesn't get a lot of sun so at the end of February it was freezing and we weren't able to use it. We also didn't know they would provide water so when we stopped at the grocery store on our way we picked up lots of water that we ended up not needing. And finally - the property manager showed up the morning before we left. He had several excuses for not coming earlier but giving us all the info on town and washing our fruit was a little late. He also walked in during breakfast with 7 women sitting at the table and couldn't really take a hint that he wasn't invited to join us for breakfast. It took a long time to get him to leave and had to finally be pretty blunt that we were leaving the next day and most of the info he was giving us was a little late. That said, we had a great vacation. The house has several little extras that made things great like a blender and a small cooler we could use for day trips. The snorkeling was great and La Buena Vida is a restaurant just down the street right on the beach and we spent many a meal and happy hour there. The other restaurants in town were great. For 4 days there was really no need for a car as you can walk to anything you need. It was a great vacation and a fun house in a great location.

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

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bahia Principe
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
Xcacel
Nearest Point of Interest
Xpuha
Nearest Point of Interest
El Paraiso
Nearest Point of Interest
Zama
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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Maximum of 10 guests (9 in beds) - 10th on a sofa.

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.

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