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Luxury Penthouse Condo-Ocean, Golf, Wellness Center in Sunny Riveria Maya

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Sleeps 5 with rooftop Jacuzzi & views of a jungle paradise

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.

More Details

Owner
Bob Kesner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

About Bob Kesner

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

Why Bob Kesner chose Quintana Roo

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

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jan 2014
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms Each has sink, shower, toilet and storage
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has a handcrafted king-size bed and en suite bathroom and balcony. The guest bedroom has a handmade queen-size bed, en suite bathroom and wall-mounted TV monitor for HDMI cabling with your computer. 5th and/or 6th person on blow-up mattress and/or couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a professionally managed condo with 24-hour security and gated entrance, located on 717-acres within a luxury resort that offers a 27-hole golf course, wellness center with spa, exercise facility, yoga studio and Mayan sweat lodge. It is a magical place and you will have a relaxing and memorable vacation here. For longer stays, e.g. more than a week, housekeeping is available at additional cost. Please ask for details. Again, pls. note that the upstairs, 2nd-floor Jacuzzi and terrace is ONLY accessible to guests and residents of the penthouse condo and are totally PRIVATE.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Luxury Penthouse Condo-Ocean, Golf, Wellness Center in Sunny Riveria Maya
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Camden, ME USA
5

Ideal for adventures and fun in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Bob & Andrea, we enjoyed our month long stay in your Penthouse condo. My favorite space was the roof top for reading, relaxing, sunbathing and star gazing. Daily yoga, dance classes, a gym, golf course and Spanish lesions. The Tao community is diverse. Akumal, Tulum, Playa de Carmen are immersed with adventures. The Mayan Culture, turquoise waters, cenotes, and temples are representive destinations that filled our senses. We will return.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great condo

  • 5 of 5

Great condo, infinity pool, yoga and close to great beaches! All details were perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great peaceful condo!

  • 5 of 5

Great and peaceful condo - all details were perfect. Fantastic infinity pool, yoga classes and close to great beaches!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Hard to Leave

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boulder, CO
5

Perfect trip!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Robert Trent Golf Course on the property
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Rte. 307
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Akumal
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High/Peak Seson
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,245
$3,200
 
 
Mid-Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$142
$975
$2,500
 
 
Low-Season
Aug 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
$945
$2,100
 
 
High/Peak Season
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$215
$1,425
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$159
$1,040
$2,780
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Concierge fees $115
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50

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.

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