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Akumal Bliss=Playa Caribe #5 Half Moon Bay Luxury Condo

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)


LOW SEASON SALE! STAY 7 DAYS; PAY FOR 6 until December 20, 2017 and continues beginning May 1, 2018 until Dec. 21, 2018

HIGH SEASON RATES 1 bedroom [$260.00] and 2 bedroom rates [$290.00] (JANUARY 2/APRIL 30, 2017). For one bedroom rental, second bedroom/bath is locked off and NOT rented.

LOW SEASON (MAY 1/DECEMBER 21, 2017) 2 bedroom only rate is $195.00 per night.

HOLIDAY (DECEMBER 22, 2017/JANUARY 4, 2018) 2 bedroom only

HIGH SEASON RATES 1 bedroom [$260.00] and 2 bedroom rates [$290.00] (JANUARY 5/APRIL 30, 2018). For one bedroom rental, second bedroom/bath is locked off and NOT rented.

Lovely, private Half Moon Bay is home to Playa Caribe #5. Located midway between the points of the bay, the views from your balcony of the second floor center unit are breathtaking. The ocean can be viewed from every room in the condo!

The Playa Caribe building, which contains 12 units and 3 casitas, is beautifully maintained and provides purified water from our own onsite Reverse Osmosis plant. You will never have to worry again about accidentally brushing your teeth with the tap water. The water even tastes good.

Playa Caribe #5 is a luxury condominium providing all the amenities you would have at home: high thread count sheets, full kitchen, pool, central air conditioning, free dedicated Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD, iPod player, CD player, etc. Add to this the daily maid service, and you will not want to leave! Just because you have a kitchen doesn't mean you have to cook. A short walk up or down the beach leads to two excellent beachside restaurants: La Lunita and La Buena Vida. There are many restaurants to chose from.

Half Moon Bay is a premiere snorkeling spot. Akumal Bay and Yal-ku Lagoon are both in walking distance from the condo.

Turtles build their nests on the beach and, if you are visiting during the summer months, you may see the babies hatch and make their dash to the water.

Keywords: Condo, Akumal, Half Moon Bay, Riviera Maya, Playa Caribe, sea turtles

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2017

About Annie

Hi from John and Annie. We are happily retired* in Bishop, California, after thirty plus years living on Donner Summit, in the mountains above Lake Tahoe, enjoying the skiing, hiking, climbing and coping with massive amounts of snow. Bishop is on the eastern side of the Sierras and is a playground for athletes. We moved here to rock climb year round and to get away from the snow.

We love spending August in the condo and enjoying our Half Moon Bay. We are in or on the bay for most of every day.

*John was a ski school director and climbing instructor. Annie was a teacher, mainly in kindergarten.

Annie purchased this condo in 2005

Why Annie chose Akumal

One morning in early Jan. 2005, after it had been snowing for a week and road closures were eminent, I decided I needed to get somewhere warm and welcoming. I had a photo of a condo on Half Moon Bay up on the 'frig that a friend had given to us at a Christmas party. After staring longingly at the photo, I started looking for a place to stay on HMB, not having any idea it was high season. Of course, nothing was available. One wonderful travel agent told me she had found a hotel room for us but told me to see if I could find a flight first. Oh, my. By the time I secured the flight and confirmed the hotel room, it was about 2:30 in the afternoon. We ran around throwing things in a couple of suitcases, jumped in the car and made the 3 1/2 hour drive up to Reno with white knuckles. Cars were spinning out all around us.

We spent that night in Reno and flew out the next morning. We had our feet in the sand that afternoon. It was love at first sight! Half Moon Bay is an absolutely magical place.

One day we wandered into the realtor's just to check out prices. When Tony asked if he could show us some properties, we thought it would be fun to look around. One of the properties was Playa Caribe #5. We fell under the spell of that fabulous view of Half Moon Bay from every room in the condo. We love to share our place with family and friends. It is our hope that our visitors will want to return often and think of it as their private get away.

What makes this condo unique

There seem to be two types of visitors to Half Moon Bay. Some fill every minute of every day with a new adventure: cenotes, diving, driving around, shopping, restaurants, cultural events, ruins, etc. Believe me, there is no end to all one can find to do in this area. We fit in with 'the others' who just love to hang out at Half Moon Bay. We bring about a million books and, when we aren't in the water snorkeling, swimming or SUPing, we have our noses pressed to the pages. The diving is wonderful, but we just can't get enough of the snorkeling. I should add that another bonus to staying at Playa Caribe is meeting some of the very interesting people who stay there often.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I recently stayed at your beautiful apartment with my sister and friend for 5 days. She came from the UK and I from australia. I just wanted to say it is the most amazing place to spend time. The apartment is so pretty and the views are to die for. We had a ball and recharged some worn out batteries as well. Agustin and his staff were fantastic too so thanks to them also. You never know - we could be back one day...... Thanks very much. Full disclosure: With her permission, I copied this from my facebook messages. That is why there are no stars.
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Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms have been remodeled using beautiful Mexican Talavera tiles on the counters and showers. The bathrooms both have two sinks and under the counter storage. Our onsite Reverse Osmosis system provides purified drinking water from all the taps in the condo. The colorful towels and washcloths dry quickly. Each bathroom has a hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • The master bedroom has a King bed with high thread count sheets and a selection of pillows. There is a TV and CD player, a small private balcony and an adjoining bathroom. The guest bedroom has a Queen bed and a double bed, both with high thread count sheets and a selection of pillows. The guest room also has a TV and CD player, a small private balcony and an adjoining bathroom. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and reading lights above the beds. Both bedrooms have beautiful views of Half Moon Bay. The small bedroom balconies are very private for a early morning cup of coffee.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 18 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
FOR YOUR SAFETY: We provide purified drinking water from all taps through the Reverse Osmosis plant on site. There is a password protected safe in the master bedroom for your passport and other important things. When Agustin leaves for the day, we have a night watch person on the grounds. The private, off street parking lot is well lit.


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Akumal Bliss=Playa Caribe #5 Half Moon Bay Luxury Condo
average rating of 4.975 based on 43 reviews

Wonderful place to relax and unwind!

  • 5 of 5

Playa Caribe #5 is one of the best holiday excursions I’ve ever taken! Annie and John really go the extra mile to make sure guests feel welcome and comfortable during their stay. All of the additional information Annie has compiled in their notebook here at the property as well as online was really informative and helpful in motivating our family to experience some different things during our trip as well. Turtles were out of season, but the snorkeling was amazing, the food was fantastic, the locals are wonderful and we really couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay during our trip! Thank you again!!! And we look forward to visiting in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that your second visit to Playa Caribe #5 was as successful as your first. I enjoyed corresponding with you and we hope your family will come back to stay with us soon.
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an absolutely perfect Akumal vacation. From the moment we walked in, we knew Annie's condo was special. The condo is immaculate and the daily maid service is wonderful. The festive decor is perfect. There are two AMAZING tile huge bathtubs that we all loved. The staff is wonderful as well as the security, they were on top of everything. Akumal itself is warm and fun but small enough to feel cozy. Thank you, thank you for such a perfect trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Kristen. We are happy to hear your family had a wonderful stay. We still haven't seen the condo with all the new tile, so we are really enjoying hearing what our guests have to say. Hopefully, your family will come again. :)
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Enumclaw, Wa

Annie should be a travel agent!

  • 5 of 5

Annie's place is beautiful! She has everything you could ever need in her Condo. If you've thought about it, she's got it! One of the things I loved most is her attention to the details. She has thought about Everything. CARM (the shuttle service, she told us about) was worth every penny! The staff at Playa Caribe are very pleasant! We had an excellent time and my husband is already talking about booking for next year!! Oh ya, He went fishing one day with "DOG", caught 3 El dorato. We had some for dinner. Very tasty! Super great time. Thanks Annie and John.

Rob and Sheila

Enumclaw, Washington

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I really enjoy communicating with our guests and making sure their trip is smooth and fun. Hopefully, you will share your next wedding anniversary with us. :)
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The PERFECT Condo for our Akumal vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have come to Quintana Roo 6 times in the past 8 years. Isla Mujeres, Playa Del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras...all were wonderful in their own right, but Akumal was the perfect fit, and the best by far, for our family. In all of our trips to the region, we have never stayed in a nicer condo than this one.

We are:

Mid 40s couple with a 12 y/o daughter


After traveling all day, it was an amazing feeling to step into a condo that was every bit of what we had hoped it would be and more. Towels were folded into animal shapes, there was a welcome basket, and the place was immaculate! Usually, if I use a glass from the back of the cabinet, or some obscure pot, I expect it to be a little bit dirty just from not being touched for so long. But I SWEAR...EVERY ITEM WAS WASHED FRESH FOR US!

The bedrooms:

Both of the rooms are practically identical and would both be considered "Master Bedrooms". They both have beautifully tiled HUGE tubs and showers. They each have small private balconies that look straight over the ocean. TVs in both.

The Amenities:

All of the reusables are replaced for you free of charge, so don't buy a giant pack of TP like we did.

The kitchen is complete and would satisfy most needs. There is not an oven, but a great cooktop and a microwave. Whatever you do buy, don't buy salt...there is plenty of salt.

There are outlets everywhere! some even have built in USB, so you can leave the power strips and extension cords at home.

The complex:

Playa Caribe is extremely well kept and on the perfect part of half-moon bay.

Being able to use water STRAIGHT FROM THE FAUCET, to brush teeth and wash fruits and veggies was such an unusual treat, and a first for us in Mexico. There is always someone there to help with the little things you need, like charging your golf cart, etc.


When you rent Annie's condo, you not only get an amazing condo, you also get what equates to a personal concierge in the owner, Annie. From the day you book, you begin receiving helpful tips that will make your stay better. We followed all of her tips, and couldn't have been happier.

You can not be disappointed if you rent this unit!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for persisting with the review! I think I enjoyed you and your family as much as you enjoyed your stay.
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A great holiday in a great condo!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay over Christmas! Two couples and 1 adult son enjoyed #5, especially the patio for Happy Hour and breakfasts with its wonderful view of Half Moon can see it all! Snorkelers, paddle boarders, diving pelicans...lots of entertainment! The bedrooms were very comfortable with plenty of storage and a TV each. My husband found great reception to watch our favorite football team on the Mexican NFL station! But too much else to do! Augustin was helpful in arranging Santa Cruz Cenote tour and helping us out in many ways. Patricia, our dear maid, brought a lovely food basket as we moved in. The kitchen was very well equipped ; our favorite appliance was the blender, and we used the citrus squeezer several times a day! Annie was great sending us tips of restaurants and activities. We ordered our Christmas morning breakfast as a takeout the night before from Turtle Bay Cafe. We went to the little produce market in town (Wed/Sat..ask Augustine) and got fresh juice oranges, papayas, mangoes etc. We did rent a car (parking in town 20 pesos/hr..validated by Turtle Bay or Taverna..or farther out 50 pesos/day if you're going to beach or shopping wandering through town). However, easy to rent bikes or golf carts. Several restaurants within close walking distance..Annie will send ideas. We had horrible service at Buena Vida..would avoid that even though it's close. It was so nice to walk out from our condo and wade in to snorkel or we got canoes to paddle just down the street. The pool on the patio is very comfortable and I practiced using my goggles and snorkeling equipment there! You will appreciate Annie's decorating touches with local art throughout the condo. In the Tulum area, we enjoyed the El Paris Beach Club(See Trip Advisor) and the Biosphere boat ride/float. (Augustin can arrange transport) A wonderful condo in a great location! We highly recommend Akumal and Playa Caribe #5!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Playa Caribe #5. I have enjoyed corresponding with you. :) Annie
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What an amazing week!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Playa Caribe #5 was absolutely perfect in every way. The location was great a 5 or 10 minute walk to the town of Akumal and great restaurants. Annie thought of everything and sent us so much local information before we arrived, not to mention the wonderful food basket as well. The condo itself was so beautifully done. It was recently remodeled with gorgeous tile colors and beautiful decorations. Very much a true Spanish vibe.

The views were unbelievable. Had coffee and drinks on the balcony everyday as well as on the beach and at the pool. The staff was so accommodating and friendly. We met so many nice people while we were there. It was one of the most relaxing trips I think my husband and I have ever had. The snorkeling was amazing too. Very quiet and private area.

We will definitely be back to Akumal and stay at John and Annie's place. It was so inviting and the kitchen was so well stocked with everything we needed and then some.

I would highly recommend this property to couples and families alike.

The rooms are very large and lots of closet space. We're already thinking about going back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do love to share our condo and we hope you do come back to stay. Thanks for the review! Thanks for the photos! Annie
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Nearest Airport
105 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
La Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Buena Vida or La Lunita
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Half Moon Bay
Car: not necessary

The snorkeling and diving are fabulous! We are in the perfect spot for easy access to Mayan ruins, EcoParks and many other adventures

Xel-Ha – 17 miles/11 kilometers:

Puerto Aventuras – 17/11

Tulum – 26/16

Xcaret – 32/20

Playa del Carmen – 37/23

Cozumel – 55/3

Puerto Morelos – 69/43

Coba – 70/44

Cancun – 105/65

Chichen Itza – 251/157


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Our condo can be rented during High Season as a 1 bedroom/1 bath (with the second bedroom locked off) for $260 per night. WE NEVER RENT THE LOCKED OFF BEDROOM. During Low Season the condo is rented as a 2 bedroom/2 bath only. During August, September and October, we offer a 7 night stay for the price of 6. One night is free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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