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Luxury Penthouse with Pool: Mins from beach, 2 terraces, tons to do and see

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Shangri-la: 15 mins from the beach: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

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Picture a tropical, luxurious paradise with stunning views just 15 mins from the beach - Shangri-La at Tao.

A large luxury penthouse with private roof-deck & hot tub on the grounds of the Grand Bahia Principe 5 star estate. All amenities at the hotel included in your rental.

Beautiful Balcony and stunning panoramic roof terrace with commanding views

Large Master Suite with Queen bed private Bathroom and great views

Large second bedroom with twin beds and private bathroom

Large living and dining area

Sofa bed converts to double bed

Just a few minutes from amazing beaches, superb golf and a ton of amenities too many to list.

One Queen-size bed, I King-size and sofa-bed. 15 mins to the beach by free trolley. 21 Great bars and restaurants on your doorstep or venture 20 mins into Tulum town to experience the real Mexico! Akumal beach is 10 mins away - swim with Turtles or relax at a beach-side bar.

On-site wellness center (included in your rental - no charge), lap pool, state of the art gym, communal pool and yoga access to the amenities at the Gran Bahia Principe Hotel. Tennis, Golf, snorkeling, surfing. Its all on your doorstep and included in your rental

Take advantage of up to 50% off green fees at the Robert Trent Jones golf-course on-site. 27 Championship holes in a spectacular setting.

Everything for a romantic getaway or a family holiday. Just bring a beach towel and you're ready to go!

The Tao wellness center is the newest and most exclusive part of the Grand Bahia Principe Golf resort. Stay at a 5 star luxury resort....enjoy your own private penthouse with stunning views, every sporting or entertainment option you can a fraction of what the 5 star hotel will cost.

Google 'Tao Golf and Holistic Wellness' for great pictures and details of this world class facility....and check out the 58 Five star reviews .

This truly is the best penthouse at the best resort just 15 mins from the beach and 20 mins from downtown Tulum


This review is on July 25th.

'We had the most magnificent stay at Paul's apartment. Fully equipped, beautiful, spacious apartment. Paul's guide to the area was extremely helpful. His restaurant recommendations were spot on. Driving directions and local sight info perfect. The resort is huge. One of the biggest! Paul's apartment is in the quiet residential area so was a lovely refuge to come back to. The resort has numerous pools and a beautiful beach. Do get a car! We did after some prompting and found driving seamless. I can highly recommend the coba and tulum ruins and there are hundreds of underwater cenotes which are a must! Weather was hot and a little humid but not overwhelmingly so. Air con in the apartment was welcome. Loved loved loved it here. Would highly recommend apartment and area. Paul was a fantastic host. Prompt communication and he left a local mobile for us and contact details for his property manager if we should need it. Oh, and we arrived to a big fruit bowl and bottle of wine! Five stars! We've stayed in over 15 bnbs and this was the best! Thanks we'll be back!'

Liability: You rent at your risk. We accept no liability: Please make sure you have travel insurance to cover your trip

More Details

Property Manager
Owner Paul Birkett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Owner Paul Birkett

Originally from Ireland, I live in NYC now. An exciting place to live...even when there's a foot of slushy snow on the ground! I go to Tulum a couple of times each year. My parents love it, my nieces love it and my brothers too....its so rare to make everybody happy!

Owner Paul Birkett purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Owner Paul Birkett chose Quintana Roo

A chance business trip took me to Tulum....and I totally fell in love. Its a stunning location that has every modern convenience... but its also a laid back shabby chic joint where you can hang out on the beach with your family all day.

What makes this apartment unique

I love to golf and my girlfriend loves yoga. We both love to explore new places and experience different cultures. This place is perfect for both of us. Amazing golf....and free yoga! Lots to do by day or by night


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Luxury Penthouse with Pool: Mins from beach, 2 terraces, tons to do and see
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

The condo is very comfortable and secure in a beautiful complex, close to everything the area has to offer. We will definitely choose to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This condo was neat, clean, and very comfortable. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and we did a lot of cooking. The rooftop was excellent and very spacious. There is plenty of outdoor seating. We did not intend to rent a car, as we never have - thinking we could walk everywhere. We were wrong and it was good -and necessary- to have it. We used the pool and beach service on the property and that was nice. We also enjoyed driving south to Tulum to enjoy their beaches and beach clubs. Paul's recommendations were excellent, as well. Ramon was great to work with, once we arrived. He even gave us a ride to pick up the rental car. Again, I do recommend getting the car at the airport or prior to your arrival. We loved the spa services and took advantage of the free yoga and fitness club. They are in beautiful surroundings which enhances the experience. This was our first visit to Akumal and we plan to come back next year. Thank you Paul and Ramon. We have rented from VRBO for years and we can tell how much pride and care you take in the details of your condo and we appreciated it!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our Stay Would Stay Again

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at your property. Your quick responses to our questions were very helpful as was Ramon's assistance during our stay. The property is kept very nice and comfortable. Easily accommodated our family of 3 adults and 3 children. My wife did yoga a couple of days at the wellness center as did my mom who had never tried it before. The gym is nice and well equipped. We went to the resort 4 days and enjoyed the pools and beach. For staying at this property you have access to the resort facilities. Overall I would stay again at this property and would recommend it to family and friends. My only suggestion and that's just me is that I wish that there would have been a set of BBQ cooking tools. We spent a couple of days cooking out and hanging at the pool with the kids and used the BBQ grill and another guest lent me his cooking tools when he saw i was flipping my food with a fork. Besides that we really enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property, Great Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in Tulum! This vacation exceeded our expectations and we all left with big smiles on our faces. First of all, the condo was perfect for our family and had everything we needed. The amenities included with the condo were awesome and access to the Grand Bahia resort was perfect for our little one. The setting of Tao is absolutely stunning between the trees, flowers and nature. The location was good for us as we ventured to the local beaches, the ruins and multiple adventures. Tulum is truly an amazing place to visit.

Paul and Ramon were extremely helpful with all questions and/or issues we had. THANK YOU! We had a great vacation. Paul, your place was perfect for us and your recommendations were great. The cenotes, the beaches and restaurant recommendations were spot on. We plan to go back to Tulum next year and continue our adventures! So much to see and do. Thank you again for everything.

The Vet Family

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would definitely rent again!

  • 4 of 5
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This very nice penthouse is in a forest setting and has a great rooftop area with a tub. Very clean and well furnished. Mattreses were too hard for our liking but that may just be a personal thing. Its across the highway from the beach but we had a car and it was a quick 5 min drive on resort grounds which gave us access to some really nice 4 and 5 star resorts. The shuttle was also an option. Would dedinitely rent again. Danny

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Danny. Glad you used the 5 star hotel facilities, yoga and wellness center. Guests never quite believe it's all included at no extra charge. Please come and stay again. Paul
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Wonderful Setup for Families

  • 5 of 5
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We (my husband and I, along with our one-year-old) and our best friends (another couple) really enjoyed our week-long stay at this property. The photos posted here do not do the place justice! This is a brand new, well appointed condo in a newly developed and secure residential property. We enjoyed the cleanliness of the entire home, the spectacular kitchen perfect for preparing meals, and the outdoor space available to us --- not just the rooftop deck (which was awesome!), but also the deck off the main living area where we enjoyed breakfast along with the birds each morning. Fantastic! The pool and fitness area for the Tao Residential property is just beautiful and located in the jungle, but we unfortunately found it too "buggy" during our visit (end of October) to properly enjoy it -- even when covered in repellent. A bit of a bummer, but certainly no one's fault!

The two bedroom, two bathroom set up of this condo makes it perfect for two couples traveling together. Plenty of privacy offered, and plenty of space. Property Manager Ramon was extremely helpful in all regards and, for a small fee, even provided us with both a highchair and pack-n-play style crib for our young son to use during our stay. So helpful!

Suggested improvements:

- Of course this is a matter of personal preference entirely, but all four of the adults in our party found the mattresses on the beds to be so firm that they were actually uncomfortable. We noticed this immediately upon arrival, and unfortunately it was something we all spoke of each morning after not sleeping quite as soundly as we might have liked. I still readily give this condo a five-star rating, since this is a matter of preference, but I do think it would better serve guests to choose mattresses more "in the middle" between firm and soft, as that would better suit most people.

- Upon arrival in Cancun, one of our checked pieces of luggage did not arrive. The airline needed to deliver it the next day and, despite my looking through all of the great information provided by Paul, I could not find a complete address to provide to the airline. This was a great stress to me, as the representative did not understand where to deliver my bag the next day. I'll spare the details here, but simply say that it would be most helpful for guests to have the complete physical address available in your provided information in case they should find themselves in a similar situation.

All in all, a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"sounds a bit extreme....but its totally safe...the kids loved it"
Dos Ojos Cenotes
"snorkelers will be amazed - small grouper and lots of reef fish in blazing yellow and blue. ..."
"If you like will love this place. I liked the history...but my girlfriend loved..."
Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

15 mins to the beach....a stunning, large penthouse with panoramic views, roof-deck & jacuzzi. 2 double beds and sofa-bed, 20 mins by car to downtown Tulum and a short walk to all amenities. On-site wellness center (included in your rental - no charge), lap pool, state of the art gym, communal pool...everything for a romatic getaway or a family holiday. Just bring a beach towel and you're ready to go! Google Tao Golf and Holistic Wellness for great pictures and details of this world class facitlity


Rates & Availability

Akumal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Medium Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 13 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100

There is a $40 cleaning fee per booking...all other fees and taxes are paid my me
Please note, the owner accepts no liability while you use the property. For the avoidance of doubt, If you are injured or harmed in any way while renting the condo the owner accepts no liability whatsoever. You use the condo and surrounding amenities exclusively at your own risk.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Akumal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 luxury family bathroom and one En-suite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Suite with King Bed and en-suite bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For about per person per day, you can avail of the 'all inclusive' resort next door. All food and beverage all day - included.

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