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Gabriella's Casita a luxurious retreat in a private gated community

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom studio condo steps away from the beach

There is a lovely tropical beach setting for this elegant second floor studio casita in gated South Akumal. This luxurious retreat is like no other - it has the feel of a villa, and offers privacy like no other casita in the Akumal area. This small gated community is private, well guarded and safe, with multi million dollar villas lining the beach. The casita is surrounded by lush green gardens, and just steps from a pristine quiet beach which will feel like your own. The open floor plan is elegant in decor, has central AC, a small balcony with a view of the beach flora, a nice living area, a majestic bed setting, a fully equipped kitchenette and a spacious marble bath.

It is perfect for honeymoons or just a romantic getaway. Lounge in the dramatic and comfortable king size bed (with the highest end mattress available in a rental), or on the built in couch watching satellite TV. The quality of the amenities, art, design and the decor of this casita are unparalleled in this small rental - making it a great place for particular guests looking for a first class smaller vacation home. Just steps away (you can hear the waves hit the breakers from the casita), is the beach, the path to it is lined by grand sea grape trees, which make great private and shady retreats from the warm tropical sun. The protected bay offers excellent snorkeling, swimming and kayaking.

The casita comes with beach towels, some snorkel equipment, a 2 person kayak, padded beach loungers, hammocks and Satellite TV/DVD and Wi-Fi Internet. Enjoy a late night stroll down the quiet beach under the moon lit sky after preparing dinner on the gas grill under the palms. May through September you may experience the wonder of sea turtles nesting, they’ve come to these beaches from beginning of time.

The casita sits just to the west of the main villa, which is not rented out. Guests will get the opportunity to meet the owner, who has a reputation for being a delightful hostess.

This is a charming studio condo, a treasure by the sea.

More Details

Gabriella Herbert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Tulum Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • theme parks


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Gabriella's Casita a luxurious retreat in a private gated community
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Victoria, BC, Canada

Far from the madding crowd!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best place we stayed on our trip.Gabriella's Casita is clean and secluded and decorated with beautiful art. There is daily maid service, Its so nice to come in from the beach and find the casita clean and tidy. Its short steps to the beach with chaise lounges to sit on in the sun or shade.

The beach is white sand and is never crowded with people. There is an off-shore reef, so no big surf. The lagoon is standing depth all the way out to the reef which makes it safe to swim and snorkel. There are Interesting coral formations and fish to look at. We did a lot of quiet nothing while we were here. La dolch far niente!

Its only 10 to 15 minutes by rental car to good restaurants in Akumal or Chemuyil. Half hour drives to Tulum or Play del Carmen. There are many nearby ruins and cenotes to see. Gabriella is a very kind hostess. We enjoyed getting to know her.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and eclectic!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at the casita and found everything as described. It is an excellent location combining proximity to nearby attractions and quiet and seclusion for relaxing. The casita is very clean, comfortable and charming. You can snorkel and kayak within a few feet of your living space.

The beach is quiet, clean and the lounge chairs inviting. The community is safe and friendly and within minutes by walking or car of excellent restaurants and lively entertainment. Gabriella is the enchanting and knowledgeable hostess of this hidden gem. Best restaurant tip La Palapa in nearby Chemuyil. Best nature event - my husband swimming with an eagle ray within yards of the property. Gracias!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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pavillion, wy

Lovely secluded property

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful casita. We were welcomed with fresh orange juice in the refrigerator and since we were so late in arriving, Anna found a loaf of bread for us to enjoy. Gabriella had unfortunately been in a terrible auto accident and we only got to meet her the last two days of our stay. But what an amazing woman and take time to visit with her. Don't be afraid to walk to Aukumal, it's not more than thirty minutes and iguanas are sunning on the walls, shore birds galore and just plain fun to watch all the people on the beach. We loved Las Tortugas for meals. It's easy driving distance to many entertainments or just relax on the beach. casita is comfortably equipped and I miss the lovely bed. If you are a timid driver this might not be a good fit as most tourist places and supermarket require some driving. But do go to Tulum and enjoy the incredible beaches and ruins.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastiskt ställe! Rekommenderas!

  • 5 of 5

Vi hade tur och hittade detta fina boende i Akumal. Väldigt lugnt och skönt.

Gabriellas casita är en bungalow i Mexikansk stil beläget på ett område med bevakning dygnet runt.

Hyr gärna bil och åk runt och se på olika sevärdheter. Åk några kilometer och ät god mexikansk mat på dom små lokala restaurangerna.

Casitan ligger några meter från havet. Gabriellas privata strand är jättefin med egna solstolar där man inte störs av några andra.

Man har en egen strand helt för sig själv. Vi fick låna kajak och snorkelutrustning mm.

Gabriellas casita är väldigt rent och fräscht, bra kvalitet på säng, sänglinne, nya handdukar och städning varje dag, välutrustat med allt man kan behöva.

Köket är komplett utrustat. Det finns WiFi, TV, Ljudanläggning.

Gabriella är en mycket trevlig värdinna som gärna hjälper till om ni har några frågor.

Vi hade en fantastisk vistelse som var värd varje krona!

We were lucky and found this fantastic accommodation in Akumal. Very quiet and nice.Gabriella's casita is a bungalow in Mexican style located on a guarded area. Rent a car and ride around and see the various sights. Drive a few kilometers and eat good Mexican food in the small local restaurants.The casita is situated a few meters from the sea. Gabriella's private beach is really nice with its own sun loungers where you are not disturbed by any others. It has a private beach all to yourself. We borrowed kayak and snorkel equipment etc.Gabriella's casita is very clean and fresh, good quality of bed linen, fresh towels and cleaning every day, well equipped with everything one might need.The kitchen is fully equipped. There is WiFi, TV, sound system.Gabriella is a very nice hostess who are happy to help if you have any questions.We had a fabulous stay that was worth every penny!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent. absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect studio for two. Beautifully and tastefully decorated. Nothing is missing. The owner is the sweetest and most wonderful host. The place is spotless and has maid´s daily cleaning. The beach is very nice and is cleaned daily. The casita is very well located and in a gated community. Cannot get any better for the price you are paying. Would recommended it 100% and would love to go back someday!

Thank you Gabriela for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver Island, Canada

Casita in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I spent 18 wonderful days in Gabriella's casita in Akumal Sur in Jan.2015. I am an avid snorkeler and enjoyed enormously snorkeling in the bay & on the reef in front of the casita as well as in Akumal Bay (with turtles & rays), in the Lagoon at Yal Ku (with myriads of tropical fish), and in the various cenotes in the area (especially Sac Actun, with its caverns of stalactites & stalagmites). The casita is far more luxurious than we're accustomed to but well worth it. If one needs the city experience, Playa is 30 minutes away and Tulum - considerably more laid back - is 15. Just looking at the photos makes us both ache with longing to return. Highly recommended: muchas gracias Gabriella!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Akumal South
Car: recommended

Xel-Ha Ecological Park Distance from Akumal: 15km

Yalku Lagoon In North Akumal

Xcaret Ecological Park Distance from Akumal: ~ 30km

Tulum Mayan Ruins

Coba Ruins


Rates & Availability

Tulum Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Jun 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
High season
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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