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Sea Gate, oceanfront villa located in the heart of Akumal

19 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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Casa Sea Gate is a delightful 4,000 square foot, 4 bedroom and 4.5 bath, two story oceanfront villa located in the heart of Akumal, which lies 60 miles south of the Cancun Airport. The charming Casa Sea Gate is situated on a stunning rocky coastline and is

Sea Gate, welcome you upon entering the driveway, which provides private parking, the first view to captivate your attention will be the gorgeous, tropical bouganvillia bushes growing up the front of the villa by the pool. These beautiful flowers, with their eye-popping colors, enhances the cheerful poolside atmosphere which boasts a large 21' x 21' square foot swimming pool. The spacious poolside area offers plenty of outdoor seating for the whole family, an outdoor table and hammock underneath a shady palapa, and outdoor speakers in which to enjoy your favorite music. Only a few feet away from the pool is the charcoal grill and outdoor fryer which will satisfy any outdoor cooking enthusiast. If you would prefer to relax and have the catch of the day prepared for you in your very own villa, this can be arranged as well. Gregorio, the caretaker, is also a phenomenal cook and is there to offer his service twice daily, for breakfasts and dinners, while his lovely wife, Margarita, assists him in serving the meals.

From the pool, step into the cozy, combined living and dining room areas with views of the Caribbean Ocean. This magical view entices you to step through the sliding glass doors off of Sea Gate's living area and take pleasure in the incredible sight and sound of the waves crashing on the rocks and the warm smell of the sea breezes. Only a few feet away, closer towards the ocean, is an ample-sized pergola perfect for napping in hammocks while relaxing to the sounds of the sea.

Returning through the sliding glass doors and to the left of the dining area is the spacious, fully equipped kitchen complete with a dishwasher, a breakfast bar with four chairs, an internet connection, fax machine and printer. A large safe for storing valuables is located in the oversized pantry and a half bath is conveniently situated near the door which offers the easiest access to the pool. Adjacent to the kitchen is the comfortable, air conditioned TV room with ocean views, Satellite TV with DVD player and a selection of movies as well as a stereo system with a selection of CDs.

On the far end of the living room is the downstairs guest bedroom which offers a king size bed, gorgeous sea views with its own patio and an en suite bath with stand up shower. The unique stairway off of the living area leads to the three upstairs bedrooms. The first bedroom is the chidren's room which has two double beds and a single bed. It also has its own bathroom and is perfect for the children with a large shower tub, skylights and playful wall decorations.

To enter the other two bedrooms, step outside onto the lovely outdoor terrace with pool and jungle views. This is the perfect spot for relaxing in the comfortable patio chairs or on the built-in couch while gazing out at the magical sunsets over the lush, green jungle. From here, the first bedroom is the expansive master bedroom which boasts a stunning brick-domed ceiling, a king size bed, a reading sofa, a large balcony with hammocks and extraordinary sea views, surround sound speakers and a huge full bath with stand up shower. The other bedroom located off of the outdoor terrace offers a king size bed, a roomy balcony with unforgettable ocean views and its own en suite bath with skylights and a stand up shower. All four spacious bedrooms feature air conditioning, ceiling fans, as well as their own balconies with superb Caribbean views.

Last but certainly not least, the upstairs staircase off of the outdoor terrace leads to the third level rooftop observatory with built-in seating, a perfect place to watch the breathtaking sunrises over the sparkling turquoise waters! From here the views are second-to-none. Enjoy a 360 degree view of the vast, blue Caribbean to the east, Akumal Bay the south, Half Moon Bay to the north and the lush, green jungle to the west.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Clearstay Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Reviews

4.5
based on 19 traveler reviews

Sea Gate, oceanfront villa located in the heart of Akumal
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
3

Lovely views, but with issues...

  • 3 of 5

My spouse & I stayed at Vila Sea Gate with my 2 teen daughters and my mother. We rented thru Tropical Island Connections and they were very friendly, helpful and informative during the booking process. The location of Villa Sea Gate is really ideal - within walking distance to anything you need in Akumal. The Villa has a night time security guard who guards Sea Gate and a neighboring villa - during our time the guard was Agostino and he was very friendly and efficient. There was also a guarded/gated entry into North Akumal where the villa is located at nighttime. Casa Sea Gate is very lovely at first sight - the views of the ocean are beautiful and the home is situated for most rooms to have a view and ocean breeze. The pool is well kept and pretty - it is on the beach road side, not facing the ocean. There are lots of beautiful flowers surrounding the pool, as well as iguana, geckos and talkative birds. We even saw a Coati on the beach road and in the front yard. The town is very cute with quaint little shops and good restaurants and everyone is friendly. Akumal beach is known for it's turtles and we saw plenty while snorkeling, however not much coral or other sea life to be seen. The beach is pretty, but very crowded with tour groups streaming in constantly to see the turtles. Snorkeling in the early morning or late afternoon was the ideal time to avoid the crowds.

Now for the disappointing aspects. Beyond our ocean front patio and yard on the rocky beach there was an extreme amount of trash and what looked like dumped recycling. It would literally take days or weeks for a group of people to clean it up. I mentioned this to the house manager and he indicated that it would be taken care of, but we never witnessed any attempts. So sad that in such a beautiful area the trash is not taken care of and the property disrespected. The caretakers - Gregoria and Margarita live in a casita at the driveway entrance. The are very sweet, but seem to do minimal upkeep of the home. On a 10 scale, the house was at a 3 to 4 level of cleanliness. My mother's mattress had a urine smell. There were cobwebs and dust in a lot of areas and a major ant problem in the ktichen and bathrooms. The AC unit in my daughter's bedroom wasn't working and it was fixed promptly but would have been nice for these things to be checked before our arrival. The caretaker's 2 sons (?) and grandson would be on the property grounds quite frequently while we were trying to enjoy our privacy.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Billings, MT
5

Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We loved the Villa, and the caretakers Gregorio and Margarite. It was perfect for us as there were three couples and we wanted our own space, views and bathrooms. It was the perfect location to walk to Akumal Bay and the town of Akumal. We would definitely go back. Truly our only complaint was that the beds were hard, but it wouldn't stop us from going again. We felt safe, and had one of the best vacations ever.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Chicago, IL
3

Villa Sea Gate Dec 2015-Jan 2015

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was happy with the location.

The vacation rental was very clean.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Lack of advertised dishwasher was an on-going problem that influenced our entire stay. We have 3 kids (4/7/9) who snack constantly and there were always dirty dishes in the kitchen. The caretaker tried to compensate by washing dishes once a day . . . which meant he or a substitute was in the kitchen for an extended period in the AM.

The broken hot water heater caused problems for 1st few days but was promptly replaced when manager Roger heard about it. Freezer also was broken; Roger had to get repairmen there several days in a row. I wonder if appliances are checked regularly? It's no fun dealing with somebody else's poorly maintained appliances while on vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Georgetown,, TX
5

Akumal Sea Gate

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Property was very well maintained clean and absolutely beautiful. Everything was as described and better. (the only downside was a few ants that would show up at night)

Roger (property manager) was very courteous and helpful.

Gregorio and Margarita are truly the heart and soul of the house. They are some of the nicest/helpful people you could meet. The meals cooked were absolutely wonderful.

We brought my 78 year old mother and we all had a really great time. We would recommend this property to others, but only a few, as we want to keep our little Akumal secret!

This rental is unequivocally the best we've ever experienced.

We hope to return shortly, so

Keep up the good work!

Thanks !!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

We love N. Akumal!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was very clean.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Can't beat the location in North Akumal. This was our second stay in Akumal. other villa we stayed at last year was located at the far end. very comfortable villa for the 3 families that were there. pool is a great size for kids to play in. A little problem with ants in kitchen, but Gregorio then sprayed and it helped a bit. Gregorio and wife Margarita are excellent cooks!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Decorah, IA
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our stay was a family trip with our three sons, ages 12, 16 and 18. This home gave everyone enough room to have privacy, but also engaged us in quality family time. We enjoyed the swimming pool, the beach front oasis and the media room. It's an easy walk to both Akumal Beach and Half Moon Bay. We would recommend snorkeling and swimming at Akumal, coctails at the serene Half Moon Bay. The location of the villa was quaint enough not to feel too touristy, but convenient for travel outside the Akumal Playa/Pueblo area, too.

Dining favorites outside the home included Turtle Bay Cafe, La Buena Vida and Tequilaville; but for the same price, enjoy the bounty of Gregario's cooking! Don't miss out on his heuvos rancheros for breakfast or his tortilla soup in the evening! He and Margarita are lovely and we relish the conversations and laughter we shared with them during our stay. They were incredibly accommodating and Sea Gate was always clean.

Pedro, the security man, keeps watch from 6pm to 6am everyday, making the stay safe. And Roger stopped by the house to make sure all was well with our stay.

Aside from the home, we took advantage of visiting the Tulum ruins; what a beautiful and engaging history lesson! Go early-before the bus tours and heat get unbearable. We also bought a snorkeling trip in conjunction with the entrance tickets at the Ruins. Although the excursion seemed a bit sketchy upon arrival at Playa Maya, it was great. We stayed all afternoon, as Playa Maya was by far the most beautiful beach we visited!

We also enjoyed at day at Xplor Park. If you're looking for a some adventure, the zip lines and amphibious vehicles are sure to please. It's very shaded and most "rides" include water; wear secure water shoes and take something dry to change into after!

We loved Sea Gate so much, we are dreaming of next year's stay already!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Akumal Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rate
Apr 9 2016 - Aug 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Aug 21 2016 - Nov 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Apr 15 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

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Amenities

Quintana Roo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom (with balcony and ocean views) - 1 King Upstairs Guest Bedroom (with balcony and ocean views) - 1 King Upstairs Guest Bedroom (with balcony and ocean views) - 2 Doubles, 1 Single Downstairs Guest Bedroom (with patio and ocean vie
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling

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