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Akumal Beachfront Condo 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Half Moon Bay

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Views! Views! Views! Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the blue Caribbean Sea from the oversized 3rd floor balcony of this spacious 1600 sq. foot beachfront penthouse condominium. Watch from above as turtles pop their heads up for a breath and stingrays glide by in Half Moon Bay. Or better yet, grab your mask and snorkel and join them!

Snorkeling and diving are within easy access. Enter Half Moon Bay right off the beach to see turtles, stingrays, coral and fish. A short walk to the north will take you to the calm, clear water of Yal Ku Lagoon with its large variety of colorful fish. And a short walk to the south you will find Akumal Bay where seeing a turtle is just about guaranteed, along with squid, parrot fish and eagle rays.

There are three dive centers in Akumal, one located right on Half Moon Bay, all with PADI-certified instructors offering sensational reef and cenote cavern dives.

Of course relaxing on the white sandy beach is always another inviting option. Whether you prefer the sun or the shade of a palm tree or palapa, there are plenty of lounge chairs to go around.

Comfortably accommodating up to 8 adults, this unit offers 3 bedrooms, each with its own connecting full bathroom. There is a king sized bed in the master bedroom with a view of the sea. The second bedroom has a full and two twins (bunk beds). And the third bedroom has a queen sized bed, with separate entry from the main condo - which makes it perfect for two couples traveling together who want a little privacy. This third bedroom has its own kitchenette with sink, mini fridge, microwave, blender, coffee maker, dishes and utensils, TV and DVD player, and a patio area which overlooks the lush green jungle and magnificent sunsets. Take just a few steps up to the rooftop seating area for better views of the bay, the sunsets, or star-gazing at night.

This 3 bedroom condo can be rented as a 2 bedroom condo with a lockout to the third bedroom.

The living area of the main unit is very roomy with a V-shaped couch facing the sliding glass doors which open to the balcony overlooking the sea. A large dining table seats eight. There is a fully equipped kitchen complete with large refrigerator, microwave, 4-burner gas stove/oven, coffee maker, toaster, blender, quality pots & pans, knives, utensils, serve ware, dishes and glasses. Daily maid service and fresh drinking water are provided. There are ceiling fans throughout and air conditioning is available in all bedrooms, though most of the time the gentle breezes from the sea make air conditioning unnecessary.

Other amenities in the condo include:

Wireless internet

Cable TV

Flat screen TV

DVD player with large selection of movies

Stereo iPod dock

Jacuzzi tub in master bath with view of the sea

Electronic laptop-sized safe to secure valuables

Pillow-top mattresses

Iron with ironing board

Beach towels

Daily maid service

Cell phone available, small deposit applies.

Centrally located on Half Moon Bay, it is just a short walk to nearby restaurants, including the world famous La Buena Vida swing bar and restaurant, for a rollicking good time. An equal distance in the other direction will take you to La Lunita where you can bury your toes in the sand while enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner.

There is a small market located across the street from the condo for ice, milk, eggs or other last minute items…like ice cream! The nearby village of Akumal also has two grocery stores with a larger selection of items, restaurants, gift shops, farmers market, art studio, jewelry store, and yoga center.

For the adventurous, there are many excursions within minutes from the condo including the magnificent Mayan ruins of Tulum, the caves of Aktun Chen, many fresh water cenotes, Xel-Ha and Xcaret theme parks, Playacar golf course. Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen lights up and comes alive at night with its endless shops and restaurants.

May through September is turtle nesting and hatching season and many green and loggerhead turtles return to the beaches of Half Moon Bay to bury their eggs in the sand to incubate for about 60 days. And if you’re lucky, you may also see hundreds of hatchlings making their way to the sea. To observe this act of nature is an absolutely amazing and unforgettable experience.

We have been vacationing in Akumal since 2002 and would love to share our second home with you. We have the knowledge and experience of the area and are eager to make suggestions to make your Akumal vacation enjoyable. If there’s anything you would like to know, just ask!

Be sure to scroll down to check out more pictures on the 'Condo Website'

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More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

and quiet. The bay has some nice snorkelling on the reef. Yal ku lagoon is about 800 metres further up the road and well worth a visit. Akumal Bay is about 1km back to the highway and also well worth visiting. Quite different to half moon. Big turtles there.Before we went we asked Don a whole load of questions and he was very quick, helpful and honest in all his answers. We were really impressed by his willingness to help us find the right place for us rather than just trying to get us to come to his condo. He also gave us a whole load of advice about places to eat, things to do, where to get into the bay to catch the reef, how to get there and the like and it was all excellent. Don and Cheryl really want you to enjoy your stay and go the extra mile to make it happen.The Playa Paradise management team in charge of running the Condo did an excellent job. Their office is just 50 yards down the road and they showed us round very efficiently and dealt with the issues we had very quickly and pleasantly. (We locked ourselves out, had a problem with the safe when I think the batteries went low and reported a cracked toilet handle which was replaced in less than an hour). The maid service for the condo was also excellent.All in all this was a great condo with great facilities, fantastic location, excellent service,and a real feel about it that the owners really cared that we enjoyed our holiday and wanted to make it as comfortable and easy as possible for us.

Comments

Please help us improve our service. The one thing that we were not told when you showed us round was that one of the fans in the lounge is switched on and off behind the television. We found the switch - but we had to search for 10 minutes before we did! You may want to point this out to people when you are showing them round.
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • CANCELLATION POLICY IS 100% ONLY FOR 10 DAYS 90 days=20% of deposit; 90-61 days=50%; 60-31 days=deposit; -30 days=75%. Ask re: credit for future stay.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
Cell Phone: We are happy to provide you the use of our Mexican cell phone during your stay. Included is approximately 25 minutes of local air time. (Calls to the US and Canada are billed at a higher rate but generally considerably less expensive than US/CAN cell phones). Additional minutes can be purchased locally. This is a great way to stay in touch with those at home! Please ask for more details - small deposit applies.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Akumal Beachfront Condo 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Half Moon Bay
average rating of 4.885714 based on 37 reviews
Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii
5

What's not to Love?

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for five wonderful days and loved every minute. The location is perfect, the accommodation is extremely attractive and comfortable, and the view is to die for. The kitchen has everything you need too. An added bonus is the daily housekeeping service. We were spoiled! We enjoyed being able to walk to several excellent restaurants, even after dark. As other reviewers have mentioned, the beach right out front is beautiful but a little rocky getting into the water. Just wear water shoes and you'll be fine getting in and having a nice swim. Want to go to a PERFECT beach? A 15 minute walk takes you to idyllic Akumal Bay. A couple of things to be aware of: you'll walk up a considerable number of stairs to get to this perfect third floor condo, so be prepared. Also, there's no pool on site. That's also remedied by walking 3 minutes to La Buena Vida, a wonderful hangout for food and drinks. They have a refreshing pool on site for patrons of the restaurant and bar. Need to have laundry done? There's no washer/dryer in the condo nor in the complex, but if you take it to the management office at La Bahia (who manage this condo), they'll have it done the same day at a very reasonable cost. What more could you ask for? We would stay at this beautiful place again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterey, California
5

Fantastic condo in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Akumal holds a very special place in mine and my husbands heart, and this holiday with our kids and my parents didn't disappoint.

The condo was perfect! Beautiful location, wonderfully decorated and fully stocked. The views and ocean breezes breathtaking.

I even got to experience a turtle laying her eggs at night and one baby turtle making his journey out to sea.

Thank you Cheryl everything was perfect!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, ID
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 in our party and stayed for 9 days. We had 5 adults and 3 children under 9. Cheryl's place is just as the pictures portrayed. It is perfectly located so we could access all of Akumal. We rented a car to see the sites that were a little distance away and also bikes for a week for local beaches and restaurants. Snorkeling was fun on Half Moon and we were able to see lots of turtles in Akumal Bay. A beautiful area and Cheryl's place allows you to enjoy it all in comfort! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

my 60th birthday

  • 5 of 5

Just got back and have to say this was the best trip i have taken.

The people where so kind and helpful. the condo was all it claimed to be.

and the correspondence with the condo owners lead us to some great places.

The bay was not as calm as the pictures show and with a little noise in the day

do to the building next store it simply just did not matter.thanks Cheryl. all i can say is get up

now and go. Just do it.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful condominium in an amazing location. The property management is excellent and you are sure to be pleased with your experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week's stay at Half Moon Bay and can't wait to return. The condo is very comfortable and well equipped with everything you will need for the week - dvds, books, games, snorkel gear, beach towels, etc. We stopped at the store for shampoo and such - but there was plenty already in the unit. The grounds keeper and housekeeping staff were friendly and did a wonderful job! It was a wonderfully comfortable unit, well appointed, well maintained and close to everything.

We rented a car to drive from Cancun to Akumal but once we arrived it was parked and we walked everywhere - out to dinner, to town and to Yal Ku lagoon. We did drive to Tulum one day but otherwise it was on foot. If we had not rented a car, I might has rented bikes for the week - however it was easy to just walk. Note - if you are going to Tulum or Yal Ku - go early. It really does get quite busy as tour buses start to arrive.

We had planned on cooking in the unit for a few nights (the grill was a nice bonus) but it was so easy to get to the restaurants, we opted to go out every night. Across the street from the unit is a small convenience store - we purchased sugar, margarita mix and first aid cream. Very convenient not to have to drive to a store.

The beach access is very rocky - if you are looking for a swimming beach, Half Moon Bay is not a good choice. And the winds were howling for a few days which made snorkeling pretty tough - on those days we just hung out on the loungers. But once the wind died down, the snorkeling was pretty good, especially on the north end of the bay.

The owner sent a nice package of information - on where to eat, how to get to the unit, things to do and see, travel tips, etc... We followed the directions and had no problem with the drive or finding the unit. We also referenced her information throughout the stay so it was very helpful.

All in all, we were extremely happy with our stay at PB#8 and look forward to returning sometime in the near future!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, LeAnne, for your wonderful review! We're so glad you had a nice time and enjoyed all that Akumal has to offer. We hope to have you back again sometime! Cheryl
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $250

Can be rented as a 2 bedroom condo...see pricing below.

Ask about staying fewer days.

LOW Season 2017 Apr 23 - Dec 20, 2017
$175 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$195 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

HOLIDAY Season Dec 21, 2017 - Jan 5, 2018
$385 US / Night 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

HIGH Season 2018 Jan 6 – Mar 9, 2018
$225 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$285 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

SPRING Break 2018 Mar 10 – Apr 7
$255 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$305 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

HIGH Season 2018 Apr 8 – May 5, 2018
$225 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$285 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

LOW Season 2018 May 6 - Dec 21, 2018
$200 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$220 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

HOLIDAY Season 2018/19 Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2019
$395 US / Night 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

HIGH Season 2019 Jan 6 - Mar 29, 2019
$225 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$285 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

SPRING Break 2019 Mar 30 – Apr 27, 2019
$255 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$305 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

LOW Season 2019 Apr 28 - Dec 20, 2019
$200 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$220 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

HOLIDAY Season 2019/20 Dec 21 – Jan 3, 2020
$395 US / Night 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

CANCELLATION REFUND POLICY:
Cancellations received within 10 days of making reservation will receive full refund; up to 90 days from arrival date will result in a cancellation fee of 20% of deposit; between 90 and 61 days prior will result in cancellation fee of 50% of deposit; between 60 and 31 days prior will result in forfeiture of deposit; less than 30 days in advance of arrival - 75% of total rental fee will be charged.

Manager'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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