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Spacious Akumal Condo, Beautiful View and Pool in Elegant Comfy Mi Casa del Mar

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 1st Floor 2 Br 2 Ba Luxury Condo, Close to Two Beaches & Shopping

Mi Casa del Mar is one of the most beautiful properties in Akumal. It is ideally located between Akumal Bay, a sandy white beach and fun snorkeling area - and the Half Moon Bay. Check our reviews ! The condo is in a lovely building, with unique architecture with a private atmosphere that makes it a great vacation retreat with an easy five minute walk to the soft sand beach, shops and restaurants of Akumal and a five minute walk in the other direction to Half Moon Bay which is a bit pebbly, but has a nice bar and restaurant !

Our first floor garden level condo is close to a beautiful infinity pool with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea. It has two bedrooms with AC, with King Size beds, with two full baths. We have a futon couch and a large sofa in a large, spacious living area with stools to pull up to the kitchen counter from the living area side.

Spacious, beautifully decorated and meticulously maintained, our condo sleeps 4 adults and 1-2 more family members on our new futon couch and/or 1-2 more children on our built-in sofa. A beautiful dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and a furnished patiom with walk-out to the pool, complete our five-star retreat.

We have many returning guests. Our condo is a favorite for families with kids and for vacationing couples or two couples. We have daily maid service. We go the extra mile and have Wifi internet, a TV, DVD movie collection, a CD player in addition to cable TV, snorkeling equipment and even a crib and high-chair for your toddler.

Within 25 feet of the first floor patio is a beautiful Infinity pool with inlaid mosaic turtles and a wading area in front makes the pool kid-friendly as well ! There are lawn chairs, and two hamacas to hang inside or outside. WIFI internet, satellite TV, DVD and CD player, DVD movie and CD music library. Beach towels, hair-dryer, iron and board. Air Conditioning in bedrooms which each feature King Sized Beds, Two Full Baths. Gentle ocean breezes keeps the interior comfortable for extra guests and children on futon in LR.

The living area includes two convertible sofa couches in a spacious area with Mexican tile floors and a newly added futon couch. Outdoor dining table on the patio.

Full kitchen, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, cooking utensils and purified water provided, dining service for 8, daily maid (except Sundays), linens, soap and towels provided. Hair dryer, iron and board, extra pillows and beach towels available by request from the maid. Pets Not allowed. Free parking available.

Mi Casa del Mar is ideally located between two near-by beaches: Akumal Bay - a swimming beach with beautiful soft, white sand near the town of Akumal with great restaurants, food stores and cute little shops, - and Half Moon Bay, a snorkeling bay with coral reefs (but has a pebbly beach), a great beach restaurant, and dive shop. Both beaches are within five minutes easy walking distance. The the fabulous Yal-ku lagoon for snorkeling is a ten minute walk away.

Mi Casa del Mar is close to the town of Akumal that offers many activities, shops and restaurants. Food and amenities can also conveniently be purchased in Akumal. Be active and explore, or spend your vacation relaxing on a beach or relaxing next to the pool as part of the beautiful view at Mi Casa del Mar.

Akumal is a quiet retreat located in the Mayan Riviera and is famous for snorkeling (Yal Ku Lagoon), excellent scuba diving, deep sea fishing and many other activities. It is in ideal proximity to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba, eco water parks Xel Ha and Xcaret, breath-taking cenotes (water caves), and world famous Playa del Carmen, the ultimate nightlife and shopping town, and many fabulous beaches and snorkeling and diving sites.

The area is ecologically famous for its sea turtle nesting grounds. (Akumal means 'place of the turtle').

The location is in an ideal location for not only getting to spots in Akumal on foot - but it is a great location to see all of the sights and sounds of the region including experiencing Cenotes, the water parks like Xel Ha, archeological sites such as Tulum and Coba, a monkey preserve at La Punta Lagoona, and the town of Valladolid which has a scenic cathedral, wonderful shopping and an awesome folk art museum called Casa de los Venados. For more adventures you can drive 3.5 hours to the Mayan ruins of Chitzenitza or our favorite, Ek Balam.

More Details

Owner
Hans S./Joan P.
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, Joan converses in basic, simple Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Hans S./Joan P.

We are both professional scientists. Hans works in the area of cancer imaging agents and Joan is a specialist in intellectual property management. We take pride in our ability to help you have a great vacation and have compiled five notes including; 1. places to see and things to do; 2. directions, shuttles and rental cars; 3. cooking a shopping in Mexico, 4. a restaurant guide for Akumal (our own reviews !), 5. "last minute stuff' about what we have like beach towels and much more, and 6. rules of the building (no Spring breakers, please - it is a quiter building where half of the condo's are not rented).

Hans S./Joan P. purchased this condo in 2005

Why Hans S./Joan P. chose Akumal

We loved this property at first site ! We looked at seven condo's in Akumal and when we saw this one we looked at each other and smiled !

What makes this condo unique

The building is unique and different than all of the other buildings in Akumal. The condo's are spacious. The pool is one-of-a-kind, an infinity pool that is the most beautiful in Akumal !

Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We will send you the building rules separately. In general it is a quiet building with the exception of kids playing in the pool which is fine.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • First full bath in master bedroom, Second full bath is off hallway. The bathroom is beautifully tiled and decorated with full stand-up showers and built in tile seat in hallway bath shower for handicapped persons. Our first floor condo requires only walking up our entry way steps which are broad and pictured on our web site. While our poos is super convenient, we urge families with children to note that none of the pools in Akumal have fences requiring a watchful eye on the little ones ! Our kitchen is fully equipped by the best cook in the world with all kinds of kitchen amenties and sets of glasses for your favorite drinks!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Sleeps two couples and an extra adult on our queen size futon couch or two or three children on our built in convertible sofa. A family of 5-6 would be fine in our spacious condo. We also have a crib, high chair and stroller for a little one.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ideal for families, couples, and seniors. First floor condo access from patio or entry door. Our kitchen is fully equipped by the best cook in the world ! Our condo is one of the most spacious 2 BR condos in Akumal. We urge families with children to note that none of the pools in Akumal have fences requiring a watchful eye on the little ones ! Half the pool is a wading pool and the other half is deep for adults. We have a library of movies on DVD for young and old. We have an assortment of snorkeling equipment for adults, teens and children as well.

Reviews

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Spacious Akumal Condo, Beautiful View and Pool in Elegant Comfy Mi Casa del Mar
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
5

Perfect Location!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was in the perfect location for our family of 6 including children ages 11, 9, 3, and 18 mo. It was perched on a beautiful rocky shore full of coral, rocks, and iguanas, which were the kids favorite! Every morning we sat on the patio with our coffee , just feet from the pool, and watched the fishing boats bob by in the waves. We walked everywhere and never rented a car or had to take a taxi.

We could take a five minute walk to the north and visit quiet Half Moon Bay and our family’s favorite restaurant La Bueno Vida. From the restaurant we could play on the beach, snorkel (and actually see sea life), play in the tree house, swing on the swings, or swim in the restaurants pool.

We also walked a little further north, .9 miles from the condo in total up to a dead end peninsula, to visit Yal Ku Lagoon and eat lunch at Que Unda Restaurant. The Lagoon was worth the admission and the whole family enjoyed walking around and seeing numerous different species of fish in the beautiful clear water.

Every day we’d walk south and visit the cute little town of Akumal and Akumal Beach. The beach has a public access so it’s busier than Half Moon, but has amazing soft sand and clear blue water. We chose to do some self-guided snorkeling and saw a sea turtle, sting rays, some beautiful coral, and many fish. There are a few snorkels to use from the condo or you can rent them from a local waiting just outside the beach. We found the gear and life jackets for adults and the older children for a $6/day rental. There are many restaurants to choose from in Akumal and we loved that none of them had 4 walls!

We will definitely be returning next year! Thank you Hans and Joan for being so accommodating!

Notes:

We felt completely safe the entire time, even walking at night.

Car rental isn’t necessary.

BYO coffee!

Bottled H2O is provided in the condo.

Beach towels and linens are provided.

Kids thought it was perfect!

Food delivery service to your condo door from any local restaurant.

Walks to either beach can be taken via the road or you can venture on the rocky ocean side, it just talks a bit longer.

Daily maid service is provided. She even did our dishes!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all of the tips and great descriptions, and for the feedback you gave us separately on things that needed improvements in the building and our condo. We have six or seven documents that we send to guests with tips like these and will include "bring your own coffee". We've left food items in the past, condiments, coffee, sugar but there has been some people who don't like using things left from us or others. So it's a mixed bag on this....so we're always trying to work out what the right protocol is.....Cheers and thanks !
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4

Super Owners, lovely home, peaceful grounds, great location, great staff, so comfortable, Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Hans and Joan provided great info for our stay in their comfy condo. My husband and I with 2 teenage boys stayed 4 nights and loved every minute! Can I just say, Location, Location, Location! So convienent to so many great places to see and things to do! Right outside your door steps from your patio and pool I loved coffee with the waves crashing on the beautiful coral shoreline at sunrise, incredible! It was so nice to relax by the pool after snorkling in the bays and yal ku lagoon ! Very walkable location or cheap ($5)to taxi to breakfast or dinner. Plenty of souvenir shopping in the town square and the little grocery store was handy. The building and grounds are well kept up and have the great relaxing feel of real mexico with the comforts of home. Loved the kitchen with the tools needed for constantly hungry teenagers. Cleaning lady was great! Day trip to Tulum Ruins by taxi with a grocery stop was easy and the driver waited and was cheaper than tour! We speak very little spanish yet everyone we spoke to was so friendly and helpful. Don't hesitate to ask questions.We didn't buy a but still saw 5 turtles and so many fish in Akumal bay, the coral off Buena Vida in half moon was so cool and yes Yal ku is worth the price but do bring a beverage, it's a state park not a resort. There is so much to see here and the home has everything you need for a great stay. 4 days was not enough! We need to come back!

A special recommendation is the honey sold by ladies in the grocery store parking lot is amazing!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO
5

Favorite VRBO ever! Complete paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have been home not even one day yet and we are all missing this place in paradise!

I'm hesitant to rave too much as this is such a gem and I hope it will be available next time we want to go. ;) This is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. We absolutely loved it! The condo had everything we needed. We didn't have a car although it would be helpful if you want to take day trips. We walked to Akumal beach (closed to the public but we could pay for entrance at dive shop), restaurants, Ya-Kul lagoon (gorgeous!), and more. We never felt unsafe and found locals to be very friendly and helpful!

We also really appreciated the fast wifi!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, CA
5

Awesome location, great condo!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week! Having great places within walking distance in the small village of Akumal was great. It was a great central jumping-off point for other adventures in the Mayan Riviera. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camino, CA
5

Photos don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The property is very nice and a wonderful and convenient location. Gloria came to clean each day but Sunday. That was nice. Jorge was there to meet us when we arrived. Hans, the owner has lots of helpful information and was great to work with. WiFi can be unreliable. But then again we're on vacation. If you like to cook, there is no oven, but a rangetop, toaster oven and microwave. We were 2 couples staying. The King beds were firm but great. We loved the patio and looking out at the ocean and pool. The beach is a few minute walk away in either direction. Thank you. Hans and Jan for sharing your paradise home. It was a wonderful 9 days.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect Location!!

  • 4 of 5

This condo was in the perfect location for our family of 6 including children ages 11, 9, 3, and 18 mo. It was perched on a beautiful rocky shore full of coral, rocks, and iguanas, which were the kids favorite! Every morning we sat under the patio with our coffee , just feet from the pool, and watched the fishing boats bob by in the waves. We walked everywhere and never rented a car or had to take a taxi.

We could take a five minute walk to the north and visit quiet Half Moon Bay and our family’s favorite restaurant La Bueno Vida. From the restaurant we could play on the beach, snorkel (and actually see sea life), play in the tree house, swing on the swings, or swim in the restaurants pool.

We also walked a little further north, .9 miles from the condo in total up to a dead end peninsula, to visit Yal Ku Lagoon and eat lunch at Que Unda Restaurant. The Lagoon was worth the admission and the whole family enjoyed walking around and seeing numerous different species of fish in the beautiful clear water.

Every day we’d walk south and visit the cute little town of Akumal and Akumal Beach. The beach has a public access so it’s busier than Half Moon, but has amazing soft sand and clear blue water. We chose to do some self guided snorkeling and saw a sea turtle, sting rays, some beautiful coral, and many fish. There are a few snorkels to use from the condo or you can rent them from a local waiting just outside the beach. We found the gear and life jackets for adults and the older children for a $6/day rental. There are many restaurants to choose from in Akumal and we loved that none of them had 4 walls!

We will definitely be returning next year! Thank you Hans and Joan for being so accommodating!

Notes:

We felt completely safe the entire time, even walking at night.

Car rental isn’t necessary.

BYO coffee!

Bottled H2O is provided in the condo.

Beach towels and linens are provided.

Kids thought it was perfect!

Food delivery service to your condo door from any local restaurant.

Walks to either beach can be taken via the road or you can venture on the ocean side, it just talks a bit longer.

Daily maid service is provided. She even did our dishes!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
La Beuna Vida
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Caeva de Pescador (Cave of the Fisherman)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Akumal Bay
Car: recommended

An easy one-hour drive south of the Cancun airport will get you to one of the world's most beautiful vacation locations in Akumal. Mi Casa del Mar is ideally located between two near-by beaches: Akumal Bay - a swimming beach with beautiful soft, white sand near the town of Akumal with great restaurants, food stores and cute little shops, - and Half Moon Bay, a snorkeling bay with coral reefs, a great beach restaurant, and dive shop. Akumal is a quiet retreat located in the Mayan Riviera and is famous for snorkeling (Yal Ku Lagoon), excellent scuba diving and many other activities. An easy drive takes you to many fabulous beaches, eco water parks Xel Ha and Xcaret, and breath-taking cenotes. Akumal has ideal proximity to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba, Ek Balaam and Chitzenitza.. The area is ecologically protected and famous for its sea turtle nesting grounds (Akumal means 'place of the turtle'). Internet is available in our beautiful building.

Other Activities: sun-bathing, shopping, Robinson Crusoe tours and turtle watching in summer

Eco: In the summer months night walking tours are available close by to watch turtles come on beaches to nest. It is a very special place.

Additional information, pictures and web sites are one request away !

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We have been known to be flexible regarding cancellations and refund fully for hurricanes and proven medical situations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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