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Don Gill

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Sun Worshipper's Paradise

20 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Akumal Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, Plus owners suite, Plus casita apartment, total of 7 bedroom

Villa de la Playa is a beautiful villa perfect for sun worshippers and beach lovers alike and is located In Akumal on Half Moon Bay. The Villa is only 60 minutes south of the Cancun airport. Akumal is a quaint fishing village with excellent restaurants, dive shops, good shopping and great beaches. It boasts phenomenal snorkeling in Yal-Ku Lagoon and Akumal Bay. We pride ourselves on being quiet, relaxed and laid back, but full of fun and completely surrounded by all those tropical amenities such as warm white sand beaches, aqua blue water, crystal clear lagoons, scuba diving, sport fishing, ancient Mayan ruins and wonderful cuisine.

Outside you will find a large patio area with a charcoal grill, swimming pool, and private beach area. In front there is parking for up to 3 vehicles and just steps away from one of the area's best full service restaurant. The villa has a total of 7 bedrooms the including the owners suite and the casita apartment which is attached as part of the villa, all have king or queen beds and are air conditioned. A fully equipped kitchen with bottled water, large dining/living room, TV/DVD. we furnish all linens, towels, wash cloths, bath soap and beach towels. Baby beds are supplied upon request. check time is at 3:00 pm and check out is at 11:00 am. We have wonderful caretakers who are excellent cooks. If you desire to have some are all of your meals prepared by them, you can speak with them about the price for their services and that is based what types of food and how many meals. Customary tipping for the staff is $10.00 per day per staff person.

Upstairs features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms along with the owner's suite and it's bathroom that can be rented for an additional fee. Contact us with inquiries. All beds in the house are king or queen size. We also have an additional studio apartment attached to the house which would be a 7th bedroom, it also has a full bathroom. All bedrooms are fully air conditioned.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Don Gill (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Don Gill

The property is owned and operated by a family form South Louisiana that believes in southern hospitality no matter where the property is located.

Don Gill purchased this villa in 2000

Why Don Gill chose Quintana Roo

The proximity of the Cancun Airport, the sightseeing and numerous activities in the area and the privacy of the villa's location. The property is within walking distance of many restaurants, grocery stores, laundries, fishing charters and dive shops. also, the area is very safe, we sleep with doors and windows unlocked. children and women can walk alone at night and feel very safe and comfortable. THE AREA IS VERY QUITE, NO NOISE BUT THE SOUND OF WAVES ON THE BEACH AND A WARM TROPICAL BREEZE.

What makes this villa unique

Quiet, relaxed, laid back. The best feature is an intimate private swimming pool and beach area diverse enough to accommodate anything from modest family activities to an environment that is conducive for couples wanting to enjoy a more intimate, romantic, European style atmosphere.

Check in 3:00 pm and Check out is 11:00 am.

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

Sun Worshipper's Paradise
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
Baton Rouge, LA
5

The Big Chill Vacation 2016!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 4th time I've stayed at this property, & while every time is wonderful in every way, this time was just amazingly PERFECT! The house is always kept up so well on a daily basis by Amado & Inez (caretakers - you couldn't ask for friendlier people!). From taking a dip in the pool to snorkeling in the bay, there is nothing better than this property for the view, location, & amenities offered! I HIGHLY recommend staying here. I know we'll be back as soon as humanly possible :)

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate that you enjoyed your stay so much and we feel honored that you come back here year after year. Our caretakers, Amado and Inez, had nothing but the highest praise for you and your party. Their response has been the same with all of your previous stays. Thanks for being our guest and we look forward to seeing you next year. Owner, Don and Tenny
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Wisconsin , USA
5

The Milton's

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at your villa and it was the best vacation we have ever had! We had a large group and the accommodations were able to house us all very comfortably. The pictures on your website are beautiful but to actually see it all in person was more than AMAZING !! Unbelievable views from each room. Your staff greeted us when we arrived and were so kind and helpful. Inez cooked some meals for our family and they were wonderful. We enjoyed eating outside by the pool and taking in all the views. Everything was in walking distance and the town was very warm and felt very safe. The snorkeling right in front of your house was also AMAZING!!! We will definitely return again next year for another relaxing vacation. We wanted to say thanks so much, Don for answering all of our questions and making us feel special. Your home is truly a wonderful place to escape!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Large family vacation

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived it was dark. I was given the code by the booking lady. The upper bedrooms were locked and we had to search for a phone number to call Eduardo the groundskeeper. He rushed right over. He was wonderful. I felt very misinformed though and would have liked more info before we arrived. The keys were right in the pouch on the table. There is an info book but the information is slightly lacking. We had to ask for the Wifi password. More kitchen towels. (We only had 1!) the water pumps run LOUD so ask how to turn them off so you can sleep. It's not a big deal just a bit of info that we could have used before we arrived. Or at least put in the info book. Leave the towels on the floor if you would like clean ones. We hung them up so they dried and then had to ask for clean ones.

All of this aside the villa had plenty of room for all 13 of us! The views are amazing and the children were in the pool the moment they awoke! The front porch is a great place to relax and watch the wildlife and other tourists walk by. We rented bicycles at Vista del Mar just up the road.

The stairs up to the Palapa above the casita are precarious but once up there it is beautiful. The family sat and played cards and we would have loved to have family dinner up there, but

" the stairs" .

We felt very uncomfortable throwing our recycling items in the trash. And the last day we were there I found the Akumal recycling area just down the street. Grrrr. I wish there was an extra can in the kitchen and that we would have known! Also throw your leftover food items in the jungle next to the villa. It saves the torn open trash bags by the road. And you get to watch the Coatimundis and agoutis enjoy their dinner from the porch.

We had Inez prepare dinner one evening. She is a GREAT cook! Because of the slow working stove at the villa They prepared the meal at their home and brought it over. We had Pollo wrapped in banana leaves, rice, black beans, tortillas, and an amazing peach and milk dessert. If we would have had dinner sooner in the week we would have had her prepare more. Or at least had her bring more dessert!! Make sure you have her make you at least one meal!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a large family

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a wonderful home. Our extended family of 16 (including 3 in baby cribs that we rented for the week) had a great time at Villa de la Playa. There was plenty of room for all of us, and we never felt crowded. The house is just a few steps from the sea; the ocean breeze is warm and welcome. The beach directly in front of the villa is rocky; be sure to bring water shoes if you want to enter the water here. As you walk from the villa along half moon bay, there are fewer rocks. We saw many people enter the water there to snorkel. The pool is small, but sufficient for the children. Two doors down the street is the La Buena Vida bar and restaurant, which has great food and a friendly, easy-going environment. Be sure to go for "happy hour." A little further is the Corner Store, which has snacks and alcohol. (By the way, to locate the villa on a map, google the restaurant. Also, the locals know the place by its name, Villa de la Playa. To drive to the villa, follow the road until you get to the restaurant, then back up to the pink house.)

The caretakers, Emelio and Inez, were helpful and pleasant. They cooked two excellent meals for us.

There are two master bedrooms, one on each floor. The upstairs one is the owners' suite and is a large and beautiful room. One master bedroom downstairs has a sliding door that opens to the pool and vistas of the sea. Downstairs are two good-sized bedrooms which share a bathroom. Upstairs are two more, small bedrooms, each with private bath. These two open onto a balcony with nice views of the sea. Finally there is a casita, which is a studio apartment attached to the back of the house.

Suggestions: Bring water shoes, as mentioned above. Bring a flashlight, as there are no street lights in Akumal (for the benefit of the turtles). If you are driving from the airport, stop at the Super Che in Playa Aventuras to stock up on food and beverages. Also, shop using pesos, not dollars. Note that some ATMs give dollars; others, pesos.

Cons: There are no laundry facilities at the villa. The nearest laundry (lavanteria) is across the highway, where you leave your laundry for pick up the next day. The steps to the balcony above the casita are difficult to climb, to the point of being dangerous. Finally, the plumbing in the casita needs some serious work.

To summarize, all of us had a great time and would definitely go back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anacoco La USA
5

Ms J

  • 5 of 5

An Absolutely amazing property. The view is breath taking. So much to experience but also quiet and private. Loved the local restaurants and shops that are in walking distance. The locals were also very friendly and helpful. Experiencing a rare moment and watching the lunar eclipse over the Caribbean was priceless. The Villa is amazing and very well equipped with everything you need even beach towels. I have so many beautiful pictures wish there was a place here to post them

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Time of our lives

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing and the views are even better. The house is 30 feet from the water the snorkeling is great and the restaurant two doors down from the house by the road or 50 yards down the beach is called LaBuena Vida has great food and a fun atmosphere ( i love the sand floors YES sand ) its a beach restaurant so that's what they do. Also while we were there a new restaurant opened in town ( by the way town is a 15 minute walk or a two minute drive not far at all ) Taverna is an authentic Italian restaurant and i know what your gonna say, Italian food in Mexico ? but its delicious and like everything else down there very reasonably priced even low priced. As far as the house goes i can not say enough good things plenty of room lots of amenities and very clean. the view is great and the atmosphere is extremely relaxing we spent 7 days there and one of those days just totally relaxing at the house. The owner and his staff are very nice and very reliable. We loved it so much we booked the house today for our vacation next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Akumal
"Off the beaten path, Akumal offers a traveler a wide variety of food and activities all with..."
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort
"Located near our property."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
CANCUN
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
LA BUENA VIDA
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
FERRY TO COZUMEL
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
BAHIA PRINCPIE
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HIGHWAY 307
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
LA BUENA VIDA
Car: recommended

15 Minutes from Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum. ALL OF THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES ARE WITH IN A SHORT WALK OR DRIVE.

60 miles South of Cancun on Hwy. 307. When you arrive in Akumal Beach turn left and house is located approximately 1 mile. The location ins #32 North. Two doors before La Buena Vida Restaurant.

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Rates & Availability

Akumal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$489
$3,425
$12,000
 
 
FALL
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$478
$3,350
$11,500
 
 
HOLIDAY 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$750
$5,250
$16,700
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$507
$3,550
$13,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Check in 3:00 pm and Check out is 11:00 am.

Directions to House:
60 miles South of Cancun on Hwy. 307. Left on Akumal beach approximately 1 mile. #32 North. 2 doors before La Buena Vida Restaurant.

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Amenities

Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dialup Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - FULL BATH AND KITCHEN IN CASITA APARTMENT.
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • also a half bathroom off living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Second Floor/ Private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Second floor/private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Sliding glass door overlooking the pool, private bath.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Owners suite available upon request extra fee, private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private sliding glass door with access to patio and beach.
    Bedroom 7 CASITA APARTMENT - 1 queen , THIS IS A CASITA APARTMENT ATTACHED TO THE VILLA.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedrooms 1 and 2 share a bathroom
  • OWNERS SUITE IS AVAILABLE FOR AND EXTRA CHARGE. BY BOOKING THE OWNERS SUITE AND AND USING THE CASITA APARTMENT ATTACHED TO THE HOUSE WE CAN ACCOMMODATE 14 PEOPLE.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
THE VILLA IS LOCATED WITH IN WALKING DISTANCE TO ALL AMENITIES SUCH AS, SNORKELING AND SCUBA DIVING (IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE), RESTAURANTS, GROCERY MARKETS, LAUNDRY, SPORT FISHING CHARTERS, ETC. HOWEVER, THE AREA IS VERY QUITE AND LAID BACK (NO NOISE AND HUSTLE AND BUSTLE). THE AREA IS VERY SAFE WITH NO PROBLEM TO WALK ON THE STREETS AFTER DARK.

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