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Ocean Front 2 BR Condo,- AC, Bikes & Kayaks

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2BR/2BA Ocean Front Condo in Quiet but Convenient North Akumal - Paradise

Come enjoy the quiet side of the Riviera Maya at Casa Q our updated 2BR/2BA condo on the North end of Half Moon Bay in Akumal. The ocean is right out your front door with beach chairs and palapas and a walkway right onto the reef protected Half Moon Bay. If fresh water is what you desire there is a lovely ocean front plunge pool right outside our front door or you can sit and read a book beside the Garden pool surrounded by lush gardens carefully tended by the meticulous and dedicated staff.

Casa Q has 2 King Bedrooms both of which have comfy mattresses, fret linens, AC and great cross breezes as well as views of the Bay without getting out of bed. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with en-suite access with one also having access from the main condo living area. The condo is on the first floor so there are no stairs to climb.

While there are many good places to eat in Akumal and the surrounding area, should you wish to cook, the Kitchen has been updated with everything you need to cook a great meal including quality cookware and all of the gadgets you need to cook a simple breakfast to a gourmet meal. The kitchen was recently updated with new Coastal Cottage Cabinets, a double apron front farm sink and butcher block counters. Coffee, juice and milk are provided upon arrival. We also keep the kitchen stocked with cooking basics such as flour, sugar, spices and cooking oils.

With the ocean and pools you may never want to leave Casa Q but when you do you are walking distance to World Famous Yal Ku Lagoon for great snorkeling. For the more seasoned snorkeler Half Moon Bay is a treat though the current, wave action and shallowness of the reef make it less suitable for beginners. And for those that want to swim or snorkel with sea turtles, Casa Q is just 1.5km from Akumal Bay by foot, bike, golf cart or car.

Restaurants close by include Que Onda (Home Made Pasta) , La Lunita (Barefoot feet in the sand fine dining), La Buena Vida (Great food and a beach bar with swings for stools). In town are also Turlte Bay Cafe and Bakery (Great Stickey Buns), Lol Ha, Cueva de Pescaador, Imeldas and the Loncheria Akumalito

We are also 10 minutes to the pueblo of Chemuyil, 15 minutes from Puerto Aventuras, 20 minutes from the Ruins at Tulum and 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen. The Cancun International Airport is just 75 minutes away and there are several options for transfers. Just ask.

Daily housekeeping is included in your rate as is the use of 2 Beach Cruiser bicycles and 2 Wilderness Systems Sit-On-Top Sea Kayaks.

More Details

Bruce Pumphrey & Susan Chrest
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Bruce Pumphrey & Susan Chrest

We fell in love with Akumal about 10 years ago and have bee dreaming about having a home here since that day to enjoy and share with others. We live in Akumal from May through October. We love making our home here and hope you will enjoy it to.

Bruce Pumphrey & Susan Chrest purchased this condo in 2014

Why Bruce Pumphrey & Susan Chrest chose Quintana Roo

As our home for 6 months of the year, we want our guests to feel just as at home. It is equipped as a home with quality cookware and linens. We want you to feel at home in our home.

What makes this condo unique

We are in the quiet north side of Akumal. With the reef right out front and Yal Ku just a short walk away, we are a snorkelers dream. Restaurants are a short walk as well but we are just 20 minutes to Tulum and 30 minutes to Playa del Carmen. Accessible, peaceful, tranquil, beautiful and comfortabl is how I would describe Casa Q.


Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 very comfy king beds with fresh sheets and covers. Extra blankest for chilly nights.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front 2 BR Condo,- AC, Bikes & Kayaks
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Beutiful place. Absolutely fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing. Stunning views. Wonderful staff. Fabulous. Just fabulous. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would go back tomorrow

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this place a lot, for many reasons. As far as location, Akumal managed to preserve the charm of a village where not too much is taking place apart from seductive tranquility. The condo itself is tucked at the end of a beach road that made it even more peaceful. Interior was very cozy, with authentic decoration, so you knew where you were. Very well equipped kitchen, and comfortable beds. Seems this was the only condo in the small complex that had a small patio with table and chairs, that made "breakfast by the sea" almost on the sea. This stretch of Riviera Maya is rich with beautiful beaches and the host's guide was very useful in that respect (and many other practical suggestions). Trip to Playa del Carmen (if you like crowds) or Tulum is less than 30 mins away. Easy to get to Cozumel for a day trip from Playa del Carmen. Or hop on a bike for a ride to a local beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This property is in the quiet end of Akumal near the Yal-Ku lagoon. The snorkeling right out the front door is absolutely amazing- we spent most of our time exploring Half Moon Bay. We saw needlefish, sting rays, cow fish, angel fish and many many others. The reef that is about half way across the bay is filled with fish and vibrant plants. It was great to have the kayaks and the bikes. We are a family of 4 so we rented 2 more bikes for 6 dollars a day from Hector it was perfect. Bruce and Sue's place has a very authentic feel. Love the artwork and the decorating. Beds are great. My teenage son slept on the futon and it was very comfortable. The Ninja blender was perfect for making frozen lemonade and smoothies. This is our second time staying at La Iguana. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. Bruce answers email questions immediately. We will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view..great location!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in the condo...enjoyed sitting outside listening to the waves. The small splash pool was nice since it's right out the door aND over looks the ocean. We did not use the kitchen do to eating out but it had everything one would need to cook a meal. The Internet was spotty could never hook up to the condos Internet until the last day then all of a sudden it started working. The bike option is nice but are in poor shape..the girls bike was completely flat no pumping would fix that..and the boys bikes also had to flat tires and you could not adjust the seat do to the rust...Bruce did allow us to get one bike from Hector but we didn't realize the boys bike was also flat and by then it was to late..oh well. The location of the condo was nice you can walk bike to several restaurants that we tried several of. It is very quiet and private I think there was only one other group staying at the condos...this could be do to the fact that they r working on several of the other condos so there is construction debris and workers around..they did seem to cut out at around 5ish tho. Would definitely come back again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are sorry about the problems you had. Weven just hot back from Akumal and hopefully have addressed the bike and Internet issues. The Internetc was apparently working the whole time you were there but then name of the router in our instructions and the password had been changed by a previous guest due to them resetting the router to factory settings. Regarding the bikes, rust is a fact of life when living right on the ocean. We have sanded and repainted the bikes and fixed all of the tires and replaced the seat on the men's bike. We had hoped to do maintenance earlier in the season but due to my daughter's wedding had not been to the condo since January 2015. We thank you for the input and will address any issues promptly in the future.
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Fantastic high quality condo with stunning views in a beautiful beach resort.

  • 5 of 5

We have experienced many VRBOs over the last few years, and quite honestly this was the best for the following reasons:

(1) The views - the photos don't disappoint, the views are stunning and you never get tired of seeing the ocean waves.

(2) High quality furnishings - whether the beautiful Mexican furniture and tableware throughout or the very comfortable enormous beds and quality bedding, this is a luxuriously appointed condo and you really feel it is a home.

(3) Modern kitchen - this kitchen was almost better equipped than ours at home with a microwave, gas oven, coffee maker, full range of chef's knives and every kitchen necessity including a garlic press. This made a huge difference since we ate mostly at home. We also loved the Pati Jinich's cookbook there so you could make some Mexican recipes - do try the chicken tinga and the pork dishes.

(4) Information booklet - the owners have put together a guide and places they recommend. We would never have known about Chamico's - a beach restaurant off a beaten track if it were not for the guide. We loved the place so much we went twice.

(5) Beach equipment - the owners don't advertise this, but they have a whole array of useful beach equipment for you to borrow which is hugely helpful, there are sand shoes, flippers, beach bags and a cooler - this saves you lot of money if you are going snorkeling on repeated occasions which we did.

(6) Responsive owners - even though Bruce and Sue were on vacation while we there, they were very quick to reply to all our queries however small they might have been. We really appreciated that.

One of our best vacations in a beautiful little beach resort. Akumal and this condo won't disappoint.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Akumal's Hidden Gem

  • 4 of 5

Our family of five (2 adults, 3 children between the ages of 5 & 12) had a wonderful & relaxing stay at Bruce & Susan's condo. The pros: GORGEOUS, affordable, amenity-filled property, welcome binder. The cons: no cleaning supplies (ie, broom, paper towels, etc.).

Our "check-in" was a wee bit of a rocky start (the regular cleaning lady was on vacation) and no one showed us around (an intro to the condo & its amenities would have been very helpful). However, Bruce was VERY communicative over email and answered every question we had. We were also in an unusual hurricane/tropical storm situation and Bruce kept us constantly updated on the weather situation.

The condo was SOOOOOO perfect--the stocked kitchen, the snorkeling equipment/life jackets, very beautifully decorated as well. We also LOVED the ocean-front patio table & space. We would absolutely stay here again. Thanks for helping make our trip memorable & comfortable!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
La Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Cozumel Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Riviera Maya Golf Club at Bahia Principe
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
307 from Cancun to Beliz
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
La Lunita
Nearest Beach
Half Moon Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 1 2017 - Jun 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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