|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This beautifully decorated 2-story, (very) private corner penthouse condo is located within the Tao Residential Community which is next to the Bahia Principe luxury resort property called S'ian Kaan. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this wellness community while having access to two resorts: Bahia Principe S'ian Kaan & Bahia Principe Tulum as well as the Bahia Principe Robert Trent Golf Course. The wellness community offers free yoga classes every morning, multiple pools, a full spa, a Mayan sweat lodge, outdoor cafe and elixir bar, and a fitness area. The resorts offer free tennis courts, stunning beaches, multiple pools, a club house, evening music, early morning and evening bird walks, and guided bike rides on beautifully maintained properties.
This luxury condo, a private corner unit, is elegantly decorated with handmade furniture crafted from the finest local hardwoods, local art and authentic Mayan crafts, and has its own private gardens, too! The master bedroom has a handmade king-size bed and the guest bedroom has a hand-crafted queen-size bed. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. The open floor-plan living/dining area comfortably seats 6 and opens out onto a furnished terrace. Details include granite counter-tops, exquisite Tzalum Mexican hardwood trim and furnishings, and high end sunshades and blinds. The condo includes modern remote controlled AC; a large flat-screen TV and with Apple-TV and DVD player; Wi-Fi; an outdoor grill, a well-appointed kitchen with breakfast bar; and all new appliances including a gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and washer-dryer. A full complement of towels and linens are provided.
The unique rooftop terrace, private and only accessible to those residing at our condo, has fragrant and flowering gardens and provides ample outdoor living space. It includes a Jacuzzi, eating areas, open air kitchen and bar, and living areas - all with magnificent views of the pristine jungle and very private. Rooftop living offers occupants private sunning, stargazing, and leisure among the gardened terrace while enjoying Mexico’s gorgeous sunsets. This private rooftop is a magical place for an early morning cup of tea or an evening glass of wine.
The Akumal/Tulum area offers fascinating things to see and do. Akumal is home to the protected sea turtles, and you can swim with them at the local beaches. There is world class snorkeling, diving, and fly fishing; underground cenotes; Mayan ruins; a 1.3 million acre bio reserve; and of course the famous white sand beaches. There are many area restaurants that offer great, authentic fare for very reasonable rates. A list of our favorites is available to you at the condo.
This condo is professionally managed with 24-hour security and two gated entrances. You will be provided with a letter that grants you access to the resorts and to Tao Community. You will be greeted by a concierge, who will help you get settled in and who will be available if you need assistance throughout your entire stay.
The Tao Wellness Community in Akumal, on the magnificent Mayan Riviera, is a Mexican Jungle Paradise where you are sure to find "la buena vida" and the vacation memories of a lifetime.
Please read our two (2) 5-Star reviews at http://www.taorentals.com/vacation-rentals/qi-ph-2-penthouse.
The unit is also available for either short-term or long-term rentals. Please ask the owner for more details.
Bob and his wife Andrea began their search for a second home in 2010. They considered southern France, Panama and a number of other places they had read about. Mexico was not originally on their list. But Bob, being the more adventurous one, had a strong feeling that Mexico could work and they first came in 2011. At the time, Tao Residential Community was a drawing on a piece of paper, but Bob immediately saw the potential. In October 2013 they closed on their penthouse condo and now thoroughly enjoy their warm and sunny home away from home. When not in Mexico, Bob and Andrea live in rural Vermont with their overly friendly black lab Shadow, and where they enjoy organic gardening and stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains. Wherever they are, they play tennis as much as possible.
Bob has owned and rented properties in Old Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Vermont and has always enjoyed 5-star reviews. Review for this property can be seen at http://www.taorentals.com/vacation-rentals/qi-ph-2-penthouse; review for one of his Vermont properties are at https://www.homeaway.com/128697.
Bob Kesner purchased this condo in 2014
Casa Mandevilla, our new luxury penthouse, professionally managed with 24-hour security and gated entrances, is located in the area's first wellness-focused residential community of its kind, The Tao-Inspired Living Community, where health, beauty and simplicity reside in luxurious jungle surroundings where the sun is always shining.
From our home, one can take a short walk through the jungle to the Tao Wellness Center. The Wellness Centers offers guests free yoga, zumba, salsa, cooking, or Spanish lessons, an exercise area, a steam room, treatment services and two pools. The property includes an award-winning 27-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course, the community Infinity pool overlooking the golf course, and access to two (soon to be three) private beaches on the magnificent Mayan Riviera ocean.
Our high-end condo reflects the surrounding jungle and natural beauty, and incorporates local Mayan- and Mexican-made furnishings wherever possible, including Mexican-made dining table, chairs & sofa; exquisite Tzalum hardwood trim and furnishings; Mexican-made outdoor furnishings; and paintings by local artists.
Casa Mandevilla is one of a select few penthouse condos that successfully melds together Mayan, Mexican and contemporary elements with natural beauty that are guaranteed to provide a unique vacation experience.
5-star reviews can be seen at http://www.taorentals.com/vacation-rentals/qi-ph-2-penthouse
Tao Residential Community is unique in its commitment to wellness and environmental mindfulness. Upon arriving you will immediately notice how Tao is build to blend with its tropical surroundings and give its residents a feeling of peace and relaxation. Coffee on the rooftop is a daily pleasure here. 360 degree views of a pristine jungle paradise where the sun is always shining and the sound of tropical birdsong are a magnificent way to start your day. The area offers so many active adventures, from sea kayaking in a 2.8 million acre nature preserve to climbing ancient ruins to diving in cenotes. And if that's not your style, there's always a quiet day on the beach. You will find it all here from your home base at Tao.
I had the pleasure of staying at this condo in January. It more then met my expectations. It was spacious, beautifully decorated and had all the amenities you could possibly need.
The location is ideal ! It is close to the beautiful beaches, fantastic restaurants and the many hidden gems the area has to offer. Let me not forget the weather could not have been more perfect and the local people are friendly and accommodating.
I highly recommend you stay at this place. You will be glad you did.
31 Jan 2014, Monica S.
Great condo, infinity pool, yoga and close to great beaches! All details were perfect!
Great and peaceful condo - all details were perfect. Fantastic infinity pool, yoga classes and close to great beaches!
Bob's condo in Tao is very nice. We were there for several weeks and found it to be very quiet and peaceful. There are trees right next to the terraces and being on the third floor is very private. When the weather was cooler at night, we could leave the sliding windows open and enjoy the jungle sounds during the night.
The condo is located close to the second security gate and this makes it easy to drive in and out of the property. The pools, Wellness Center and restaurant are within easy walking distance.
Bob has a great property management company. If there are any issues, Luciana will see that they are taken care of very quickly.
There are many amenities with being in the Bahia Principe complex. With Bob's ownership, you can visit the other properties and use their facilities. Sian Ka'an Resort will provide towels and they can be dropped off instead of having to wash them at the condo.
There are many pools, restaurants, beach access and a beautiful golf course to enjoy. We rented a car and did a lot of exploring to many other sites in the vicinity. If you choose not to have a car, there is always a cab parked at the security gate.
The Internet is great. We used this a lot and could keep up on current events. There is no cable TV, so my husband used his Netflix subscription to watch movies on the Smart TV.
The condo was very clean when we arrived. If you need or wish to have maid service, there is a $20.00 per hour fee.
The second floor is great to have when guests arrive and there is then more room to spread out.
It was a great experience and we would stay there again.
We loved everything about the condo and the area. The condo is located in the beautiful Tao Wellness Community with very close proximity to the pool. A golf-cart shuttle takes you to other nearby properties which lets you experience the resorts. We found this to the right balance for us. Great nearby (car) restaurants. We look forward to coming back soon!
We stayed at Bob and Andrea's place for 8 days and absolutely loved it. The condo is beautiful, immaculately maintained, with all the amenities of home.
It was our first time in the Akumal/Tulum area and we thought it was great. Wonderful, inexpensive restaurants nearby. You had access to the resort beaches if you wished, but we decided to drive to Tulum and enjoy the beaches there too, they were beautiful.
Bob and Andrea gave us detailed notes ahead of time which covered every topic you could think of and were very helpful.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone thinking of staying on the Yucatan Peninsula. You cannot go wrong!
Our vacation in Mexico was in every way positive. The country of Mexico is beautiful, the people are terrific, weather is wonderful and the accommodation at Bob and Andreas place “in the jungle” is top nodge. We had a wonderful time at the property with all updated amenities and an outstanding view from the roof top where you get so close to the moon in the nighttime that you nearly could grab it.
The Bahia Principle people were very professional, helpful and willing to do whatever was necessary to make our stay a nice one.
Bob was very responsive from first contact and on requests and questions we had.
We highly recommend this place!
The Hultmans, Sweden
Akumal is located in the heart of the Mayan Riviera. Akumal means 'turtle' in Mayan, and the village of Akumal hugs the bay where endangered sea turtles come home to nest. It is the quintessential laid-back Mexican coastal village where locals, tourists and expats from around the world meet. Visitors enjoy beautiful beaches, excellent snorkeling, colorful eateries, and artful shops in the safe and peaceful Mayan atmosphere. You can even swim with the turtles in Turtle Bay. Just 20 miles south of Akumal is the village of Tulum, with a multitude of shops and authentic restaurants. From the village of Tulum, one can rent bikes and ride to trendy Tulum beach dotted with boutique eco hotels along magnificent Tulum Beach. Tulum Beach has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This area is also replete with Mayan ruins, the most famous being the Tulum ruins just north of the village. Other short days trips will get you to the ruins of Coba, Muyil, and El Balam to name just a few. In addition, there is snorkeling, cenotes, sea kayaking, trips through the S'ian Kaan Nature Reserve, and much much more.
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Please contact us about Special Seasonal Discounts> Repeat customers and friends who have been referred by them will get a 10% discount off our regular seasonal rates.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.