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Marilu Beck

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

Oceanfront Condo situated directly on the white sand beach in Akumal

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Akumal Condo Rental Photos and Description

Spectacular beach front condo with 1-2 bedrooms to sleep 4-8 people

Our charming Oceanfront Condo Playa Blanca # 1 radiates Caribbean charm accented with a Mexican flair and is outfitted with all the niceties a seasoned traveller expects. This ocean front property offers unique advantages including privacy, location, ambience and price. Playa Blanca Condo # 1 is brightly painted with festive colours, displays handmade decorations and flaunts intricately beautiful woodwork featuring hues of varied woods.

Playa Blanca Condo # 1 has a central location on North Akumal's Half Moon Bay where the beach is widest and the sand is finest. If you are looking for sun, sea and sand you have found it. There is a spectacular ocean view from each front room of this beach condo, from the Main Bathroom through the Master Bedroom, Living and Dining Room until the terrace.

Playa Blanca # 1 offers you a WiFi Internet connection and is the unique Condo with 3 satellite TV Sky systems.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Marilu Beck (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german, spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

La location est trés agréable, car l'appartement en rez de chaussée donne sur la plage avec ses cocotiers.L'intérieur est bien équipé.

N'hésiter pas à utiliser les services du cuisinier qui vient vous liver à domicile ce que vous avez commandé!
Feb 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)
Oceanfront Condo situated directly on the white sand beach in Akumal
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews
Albuquerque
5

Playa Blanca #1 , #1 in all aspects

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect fit for our travel desires.The photos on the website were very acturate there were no surprises, we got everything that we were expecting and much more.The location was beautiful, white sand, palm trees and the ocean just feet from our patio. The condo was lovely, very clean and comfortable with lots of extra homey touches, and since we love to cook it was important the kitchen had everything we needed, which it did. The management company was very professional, we had a minor problem with the microwave and they had it replaced in a few hours. The daily maid service was a treat. We loved our trip and have already told our friends and family of our find. Looking forward to a return visit hopefully soon. The snorkeling was fun in both the nearby lagoon and ocean. The ruins at Tulum were fasinating and if you have time check out the ruins at Caba as well, hire a guide there is so much that does not meet the eye, well worth the few extra dollars. The shops and restaurants in Akumal were great, but if you have a chance go into Tulum about a 20 minute drive south, you will find great local food, fish and veggie markets, restuarants and shopping, the local flavor is wonderful. And if you are cooking the grocery stores are bigger in Tulum and one can easily find everything needed to stock your pantry. If relaxing in the sun at a leisurely pace is what you want in a vacation, this is the ticket.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million for your kind review and we look forward to your return really very soon!!! It was a pleasure to host such nice people in our Condo. And as we say in Mexico "Mi casa es su casa" (My home is your home!). We will be very happy to serve you again in the near future and thank you again for choosing Condo Playa Blanca # 1 as your vacation Destination. Cheers, Marilu
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Burlington, WA
5

Lovely spot in Half Moon bay for our family

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Half Moon bay before but we really liked being on the ground floor this time. The place was large enough that my teens could get away and enough seating space that my parents could come and join us all for dinner. Plenty of cook supplies for some of our home cooked meals. Good easy restaurant options nearby for the nights we didn't want to cook, including the two places across the street that made amazing roast chicken and Italian food both as take out. Our favorite Buena Vida was just a quick walk down the beach. Swimming in Half Moon is not our favorite when the wind blows and there are waves (which is what it did most days this trip). So we walked to Akumal bay to swim. Minor negative was sometimes no hot water for our shower and AC on switch broke the last night. Overall a nice and spacious place to call home while visiting lovely Akumal

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, It is flattering to read your compliments about the many facets of our unit including our cooking facilities to enjoy some of your home cooked meals at the Caribbean Sea. We are happy to know that our strategic location in proximity to your favourite restaurant La Buena Vida and the two shops for meals "to go" located just across the street added value to your stay. We are glad that our diligent associates could resolve the minor issues presented on your last day of stay. Thank you once again for sharing your review on this forum. We look forward to your next visit.
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5

Paradise in Akumal

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 8 days in Akumal in the condo Playa Blanca. The place is marvellous directly on the beach. Exactly as in the photos. the Condo is very well equipped, you have everything you need. It is very comfortable, with a lot of space, 2 nice bedrooms with bathroom. Very charming with its nice decoration mexican colors and style. Excellent service: cleaning every day (thanks to Odilia) and a nice team in case of problem. Akumal is a very quiet place far from all crowded places of the riviera Maya. Very central too: we had nice excursions to Tulum, Sian Ka'an, Coba and the Cenotes, Playa del Carmen, etc.....A car is necessary. Moreover, the condo is 10 mns walking from the turtles of Akumal Bay and of the fishes of Caleta Yal Ku (wonderful place). To complete, close to the Condo 2 very nice restaurants: La Buena Vida (on the beach, directly on the sand, with a little swimming pool) and La Lunita (more romantical, on the beach too, very good chef). The owner Marilu is really nice and helpful, she gave us a lot of good addresses and information before arriving. Many thanks Marilu for your help, thanks to you our stay in Akumal has been wonderful. We highly recomend this rental for people who like charming and quiet place.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Greetings from Condo Playa Blanca # 1 in Akumal! Thank you for appreciating the multiple facets of our Condo. Indeed, centrally located in Mayan Riviera with a wide variety of recreational activities offerings, we are a preferred accommodation option for leisure, adventure and family vacation. We are glad that from our strategic location, comfortable rooms to a magnificent view of the turquoise Caribbean Sea and warm hospitality, each aspect of your stay was in sync to your expectations. We thank you again for your kind remarks and considering us worthy of revisits. Looking forward to see you soon! Warmest regards, Marilu
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5

Paradise on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 wonderful days in Akumal. The PROPERTY is very nice directly on the beach and in a quiet place far From the crowded places.From your bed you Can see the sea. Nice décoration with mexican colors and détails. The apartment is having all necessary. 2 nice bedrooms and bathrooms. In addition, every Day you havé a cleaning service. Thanks to Odilia for her Daily help.Akumal is Véry well ubicated for all major visits in Yucatán: Tulum, Sian Ka'an, coba, the cenotes and Playa del Carmen. And the best: Akumal bay 10 mins walking to go swimming with the turtles and another 10mns to Caleta Yal Ku unforgettable place to see a lot of wonderful fishes . To complete 2 Véry nice restaurant close to the condo. Many thanks to the owner for all the information she gave us and her " gentillesse ". We highly récomend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, We thank you for awarding us with the perfect star ratings on this forum. Your accolades regarding our convenient amenities and well-maintained colorful interiors with mexican accents are much appreciated. We are glad that we could win you over with our remarkable hospitality. Many thanks for highlighting our proximity to major tourist attractions and activities in the Mayan Riviera which makes it very convenient for our guests. We hope that you will be back with us during your family vacation!!! Best regards, Marilu
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5

Very nice condo!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Playa Blanca. We rented the entire condo (including the hotel room) for our family of 4, and we had plenty of room. Our sons each had their own bed and bath, while my husband & I spread out in the master bed/bath. Love the openness and comfort. Owner provides just about everything needed, including purified water. The photos are exactly what you get when you arrive. Only issue we had was the safe would not lock. We notified the desk and it was fixed the following day. This was ok since we had family staying in another condo, so we were able to use their safe in the meantime. The staff is friendly and prompt. We did not use many of the amenities because we really only slept there, but there are many things at your disposal: kitchen supplies, boogie boards, grill, etc. Limited parking spaces but we didn't rent a car since we had other family down the road. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, etc. And literally feet from the ocean. I think the most important thing, though, was that we felt safe here. We had absolutely no issues, even being on ground level with feeling unsafe. That made a big impression on us. Also, the communication from Marilu was extremely helpful. She went out of her way to answer questions and was very thoughtful!! Would definitely recommend this condo/owner/staff to anyone. We would certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at Condo Playa Blanca # 1 with other HomeAway travelers. We are pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and also we appreciate very much your comments about our great location, amenities and services of our associates on site. We look forward to welcoming you again to our piece of paradise in the Mexican Caribbean! Warm Regards, Marilu
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5

Amazing ten steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Playa Blanca. We were two adults and five kids ages 10-16 and we had lots of room. The condo has everything you need to cook and make frosty drinks. There is a big fridge in the kitchen and a little fridge in the back bedroom. Being on the ground floor was the best part of the condo. In the morning while the kids were still sleeping, we could open up the patio doors and drink our coffee on the beach, while the sun was rising. Absolutely beautiful! I also loved being only ten steps to my comfortable lounge chair and having a fridge with cool drinks. Better than fighting for a chair at any all inclusive!

The second best part of this condo is the snorkelling. If you love to snorkel than stay here. If you want clear, rock free and walk for miles beach than this is not the place for you. The beach is rocky so make sure to wear shoes. Our kids were fine. If you walk just two minutes north along the beach there is a bit of a clear spot with less rocks. Go straight out from there and you will be in ten feet of crystal clear water. We have dove and snorkeled in many countries and the snorkelling here was really amazing, lots of coral, lots of schools of fish, stingrays and a few turtles. Our kids loved it and we snorkeled everyday for hours!

Marilu was also amazing to communicate with and will help you with anything you need to have a good trip. I would highly recommend staying at Playa Blanca and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear all, Thank you for sharing your experience with other HomeAway readers. We are pleased to read that you had a memorable time with us and fully enjoyed all that Akumal had to offer. I'm very happy to read that I could provided you with good advices so you could plan your unforgettable family vacation in a prompt manner! We look forward to your return to our little piece of heaven in Akumal, Half Moon Bay! Warm regards, Marilu :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Cancun
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
Tulum
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Car: recommended

Akumal, 'place of the turtle', is located 75 miles south of Cancun along Mexico's Caribbean Coast in what is now known as the 'Riviera Maya'. Akumal is a small beach community loved for its easy and contented feel and welcoming friendly people.

Home to the timeless Maya and blessed with the turquoise sea, bright sky and emerald green jungles, Akumal and The Riviera Maya offer endless opportunities for discovery and adventure.We are very proud of our little community and hope that you come to love our little corner of paradise as much as we do.There is so much to see and do, it's hard to know where to start.The Riviera Maya's ecological parks offer an excellent opportunity for families or those on a quick trip to glimpse into all the Mexico and The Riviera Maya have to offer. Mayan Culture, Flora and Fauna, Archaeological Tours, Water Attractions and great Swim With Dolphin Programs are available to visitors.The Eco-Parks of Xcaret, Xel-Ha and Xplor invites you to discover a paradise.

Other Activities: Visit and dive in cenotes (caves and caverns), archaeological sites, swim with dolphins, tyrolean, jungle canopy sky cycle, jungle snorkel adventures

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Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Regular Season
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$215
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Regular Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAY WEEKS
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$320
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Regular Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,505
 
 
Regular Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
HOLIDAY WEEKS
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$320
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $250

* If your reservation is done in 30 days before your arrival, the complete amount is needed on having done your reservation.
* If the reservation is done before 60 days, there is needed a deposit of 50 % to make the reservation. You will have to confirm your reservation and pay the rest 30 days before the date of your arrival.
* We accept payments w/credit card only through PayPal.

All taxes and fees included. Until confirmed, rates are subjet to change without notice. Add USD$25.- per person per night over 6 people. Maximum occupancy: up to 8 people. Rental agreement and security deposit of $250.- by credit card voucher with property manager upon arrival.
* ASK FOR HOTEL ROOM & ONE BEDROOM RATES!!!!!

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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Private master bath with a deluxe tub/shower and more louvred windows that fold back for the ocean view. Full bathroom in the Hotel Room, with shower and windows facing the jungle side.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Hotel Room - 2 queen
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The 2nd bedroom has two queen beds, and a private bathroom with a tub/shower. There is a window facing the garden and the jungle side to enjoy a spectacular view and to let light into the bedroom. The central living area includes a large living room and dining area with 2 single sofa beds, and a fully equipped kitchen off to the side. All face the ocean view creating a spacious area for dining, relaxing or entertaining. A glass window-wall spans the length of the main living space serving up an awesome view of Half Moon Bay and the Caribbean.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hotel room: up to 4 people. Faces the garden & jungle side. Living-dining room & kitchen not included. Rates (per night): low season: USD$70.- Mid season: USD$80.- high season: USD$100.- One bedroom: up to 4 people. Faces the ocean side. Living-dining room & kitchen included. Rates (per night): low season:USD$135.- Mid season: USD$160.- high season: USD$200.- Two bedrooms: all condo. Up to 8 people. Living-dining room & kitchen included. Faces the ocean side. Rates (per night): low season: USD$150.- Mid season:USD$175.- high season:USD$215.- add USD$25.- per person per night over 6 people. USD$320 Christmas & New Year weeks per night (only full condo rentals)

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