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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Akumal Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

CHECK OUT OUR SPECIALS!!

LOW SEASON SALE FOR 2017-- BUY 6 NIGHTS, GET THE 7th NIGHT FREE! Valid on 2 bedroom reservations for the months of August, September, and October.

LOW SEASON (MAY 1/DECEMBER 17, 2016) 2 bedroom only rate is $195.00 per night.

HOLIDAY (DECEMBER 18/JANUARY 1, 2017) 2 bedroom only and HIGH SEASON RATES 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom rates (JANUARY 2/APRIL 30, 2017), PLEASE SEE the RATE PAGE.

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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Annie
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2016

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 Quintana Roo

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

This was posted on the Locogringo Forum:

I was so so so very excited to see the post about P.C. #5. Annie, we loved it!! We stayed March29 to April05. The view is SPECTACULAR, saw turtles peeking their heads up frequently and rays , we think, swimming about!! We snorkeled half moon bay at least 2 days and thought it was great, a bit more wavey then Akumal bay, close by, where we saw turtles gallor, rays, barracuda, squid, etc.. I saw my first turtle snorkeling in front on the condo though. We also witnessed an AWESOME day of water spouts, I'll try photos later if I can figure this thing out. We loved the wave sounds all day, the wind at night can wake one up if you are not use to it. Augustine is the greatest and all the help too!!! Maid service is so great and the TV was up and working when we left. Loved the lay out with the bedrooms and showers/bath so beautifully tiled and spacious in my opinion. Balconies from both bedrooms and the dining area. We even grilled from the balcony one night, was great! The pepper grinder is not workin so great guys. Loved all the books about Mexico, the reef, etc. The bowl with vegies, fruit,chips, and salsa was a great greeting late at night too. The security is a good feeling. We did use the safe and liked that feature. You guys have a great place. Hope we can do it again next year and bring our daughters.

Sandy
Apr 2009
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Akumal Bliss=Playa Caribe #5 Half Moon Bay Luxury Condo
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 37 reviews
5

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: Oct 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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5

Look no further #5 is the best!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our trip! The condo was exactly, if not better, than the pictures! And the view feels like your are on the ocean! Location to town was perfect... we could walk or ride bikes everywhere! We actually were able to rent bikes for the week at the condo office! The condo is also as beach front as you can get with snorkeling right off the shore! The local restaurants were great and super friendly! We especially enjoyed Buena Vida which we walked to just abouthe everyday! I did a ton of research on other condos in the area and am so happy we chose #5! We will definitely be back! Can't wait!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! Next time, I'll bet you will stay longer. :) Annie
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5

Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Playa Caribe #5 this summer. The condo was perfect as was the location. We would highly recommend staying here on your next visit to Akumal. (As long as it doesn't interfere with our plans on staying there again!)

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review! I am glad your stay with your teenagers was a success.
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5

Memorable Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at playa Caribe. Annie's apt is perfect.

It has the most amazing view and is in a great location within walking distance to great restaurants. We snorkeled right outside the apt which was excellent and it was a short ride or walk to the turtle beach. The apt is lively and well-equipped!

We really loved our stay and hope to be back. The neighbors are incredibly nice too!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you had a great stay. We remodeled the condo in September and it has lots of colorful Talavera tile on the counters and in the bathrooms. We think it adds to the charm of the unit. We hope to have you stay again soon. Warm regards, Annie
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5

Playa Caribe #5 is fanatastic!

  • 5 of 5

Playa Caribe #5 is a beautiful, well equipped and maintained accommodation on Half Moon Bay. We recently spent a week there and Annie is very easy to work with and has so much information to offer to make your stay in the Akumal area that much more enjoyable.The staff is very helpful and Agustin, the on site property manager, is tremendous. We had a great trip! We were able to snorkel everyday. We saw turtles, manta ray, sting ray, and many beautiful fish!The first 5 minutes we went out we saw a sting ray who spooked my daughter a little. The 2nd day the water was rough, so we went to Yal Ku lagoon which was a good place to get Delilah more comfortable in the water. We rented bikes right at Playa Caribe which was fun too! One day we went to Akumal bay and snorkeled. Lots of tourists and turtles! I'm glad they are trying to protect that area because it is crowded.

We also went to Cenotes Rancho Santa Cruz...highly recommend! It was private, beautiful, and close to Playa Caribe. The rest of the days the ocean was much calmer and we snorkeled out front. A turtle built a nest right in front of the condo while we were there! Of course it was the one night I didn't wake up constantly to see if there were any turtles. A lady staying there saw it and of course took pictures with her flash....upsetting. We also saw a lady rip off one of those beautiful coral leafs! 😢

As far as local restaurants we liked La Buena Vida the best, as well as La Cueva de la Pescadora.

Thanks for a great trip and information!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear your family vacation was a success. Please come again!
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5

Loved Playa Caribe #5

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days at Playa Caribe in unit #5 and loved the vacation. Annie is fantastic to deal with and she has lots of information about the area. The condo is very clean, with daily cleaning, well stocked kitchen and fantastic view of the bay. The staff was great at helping when we needed anything. The town is a 15 minute walk, 2 restaurants are only 5-10 minutes away. There are lots of rocks when getting into the water but we knew this and had water shoes which helped a lot. The water was warm with small waves for the first part of the vacation and then really calm for the end. It was a very relaxing vacation and I would definitely recommend unit #5!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! The incredible views are hard to describe, aren't they? It was a pleasure passing on information, and I hope you will come again to enjoy our little slice of paradise.
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Map

Nearest Airport
105 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
La Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
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

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season (2 bedroom/2 bath)
May 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Holiday Season FULL
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$385
 
 
High Season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$290
 
 
Low Season (2 bedroom/2 bath)
May 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
 

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.

We prefer a check, but we can take a credit card through PayPal. PayPal charges a fee. To figure out your fee: https://www.google.com/?client=safari#q=paypal+fee+calculator
Guests pay a deposit of 1/2 the total cost of their stay. The balance is due 60 days before arrival.

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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 18 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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