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Akumal Beachfront Condo 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Half Moon Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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!

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 8, 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.


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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Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Akumal Beachfront Condo 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Half Moon Bay
average rating of 4.870968 based on 33 reviews


  • 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: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Mar 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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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our family at this condo. It was beautiful and very accommodating for our needs. The managers were very helpful with getting our keys when we came in later than expected. The views were outstanding. We would definately stay at this condo again if we decide to come back to Half Moon Bay.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in a nice location.

  • 5 of 5

Playa Blanca #8 is located in the center of Half Moon Bay, which makes it an easy walk to Akumal Playa restaurants and shops. There are also a couple of nice restaurants only 5 minutes away. Snorkeling in the bay is great or you can walk to Yal Ku for a more protected, but commercialized snorkeling experience. If you are a scuba diver, Akumal Dive Shop is very professional and reasonably priced. Tulum, Xel Ha and several Cenotes are less than a half hour drive. Local transportation is readily available if you don't have a rental car. Many people rent bikes for their stay and use the local cabs and vans for the more distant trips. This condo is well equipped with everything you need for your stay. They even provide beach towels, and daily maid service is included in the rental fee. The owner will send you a lot of information about the condo and the area once you have made your reservation. It is good for families of all ages. We were a family of five adults and were very comfortable. We rented the two bedroom main unit and the studio lock off.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic stay in a welcoming set-up

  • 5 of 5

The place is amazing! Directly overlooking the white beach. We were in condo #8, on 3rd floor. Well decorated with local art on a white background, we felt comfortable immediately . Couldn't ask for better. Sunrise on the ocean right in front. Beach chairs awaiting us, beach cleaned every morning. Very quiet with only few local tourists walking on Half Moon Bay. Access to terrace above for sunset and stars watching. Safe and friendly environment. Lots of snorkeling equipment available in the condo. Lots of fish small and big Parrot fishes too, few turtles. Best spots for viewing are around the reefs in front of La Buena Vida. The latter friendly and warm beach restaurant (excellent Mexican food 5 stars) and night life , back to the condo 5 minutes walk on the beach at night. Paradise!

The condo very clean ( thanks to Conchi) and well furnished with taste. Full kitchen well equipped. Only inconvenient, the fridge was too cold and froze even at lowest setting. The master ¸bedroom and bathroom have amazing views on ocean through the living room (closing the "volets" can also procure intimacy). Purified water available everyday free. No need to start the air conditioning in January as the sea breeze was just perfect day and night. We were 8 adults and a baby. We also rented the small additional apartment in the back (the third bedroom for 2 adults with private entry). A baby crib was available and the owner had the nice idea to have a strong plastic netting put all around the balcony for safety.

A big THANK YOU to the owner Cheryl! We had a memorable stay at your place. One of our best holidays ever!

The owner was easy to get in touch and prompt response by email. She gave us very good tips and local addressees. Tulum (30 minutes), Coba (1 hour) and Chichen itza (2.5 hours) revealed great Mayan periods. Cenotes are great and special experiences for swimming and snorkeling. In conclusion, a great 2 weeks with our family in the best Mexican setting. Hope we can redo this in the future.

Robert, Céline & family

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, perfect location! Everything was as described and the pictures don't do it justice. Cheryl was a joy to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cenote diving


Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017/18
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 18 2018 - Apr 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Apr 22 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $250

Can be rented as a 2 bedroom condo.

Ask about staying fewer days.

HIGH Season 2016 Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2016
$205 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$270 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

LOW Season 2016 May 1 - Dec 18, 2016
$175 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$190 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

Holiday Season 2016/17 Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
$365 US / Night 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

HIGH Season 2017 Jan 7 - Mar 17, 2017
$205 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$270 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

Spring Break 2017 Mar 18 - Apr 22
$220 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$285 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

LOW Season 2017 Apr 23 - Dec 20, 2017
$175 US / Night, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$190 US / Night, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

Holiday Season Dec 21, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018
$365 US / Night 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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