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HUMBLE / RIGHT ON THE BEACH / IN CONDO-HOTEL / 0.6mi DIRT ROAD TO GET TO IT

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 525 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

You Couldn't Get Any Closer To The Calm, Warm, Turquoise Caribbean Sea

Please note: our calendar is always up to date! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to reserve. Claudio +1-604-899-6067 eastern time

Free Wi-Fi in unit and on the beach. A/C. Safety box. Free international calls. Good cell phone reception. Patio, with barbecue, overlooking pool and ocean . Firm king size bed + 2 twin beds (each side of the L shaped sofa).

700 yards (640m) of white fine sand beach (with sandy bottom once you are in the water) right in front of the condo. This is considered one of the best beaches in the area, very calm and perfect for snorkelling as it is protected by the coral reef just 100 yards out and where you can see the waves breaking (see photos).

525SF + patio ground floor Studio condominium. The beach area and pool are right in front of the unit, it is shared with the next-door Oasis Hotel that, slowly, bought over 50% of the units of these 4 condo buildings and turned them into hotel rooms. So at any given time you'll have hotel guests and condo owners/tenants sharing the beach chairs, umbrellas (palapas in Mexico) and pool. They make sure the beach is perfectly clean. The only thing you won't be getting is the free booze or any of the 'all inclusive' services. Your 'all inclusive' will be the fridge in the unit. I usually leave some essentials (coffee, bread, bananas, milk, cereal, beer, red wine, cheese, etc) that you can either replenish or leave the money for it before you leave.

Great location right in between Playa del Carmen and Tulum (beach, ruins and town).

HOW TO GET HERE

Transportation Available from and to the Cancun airport (CUN) for USD$75 each way (1:15hr ride) + tip ($10?) (Van up to 3 people and USD$85 up to 8) by Jeromy Transport . They'll wait for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it.

Contact: Miguel. Phone: 011-52-1-998-845-8258 (eastern time).Email: jeromitransferscancun at gmail dot com

The Jeromi driver will be waiting for you as you come out of the airport with a big sign with your name.

Once at the condo, you could rent a car by the day from Enrique, the Caretaker of the building (really nice small car) for $35/day or $210 for 7 days.

You could also rent a car at the Cancun Airport (Blueway has really inexpensive cars, right outside the airport although they don't have the best reviews).

You could rent a car in Tulum Pueblo (15 mins south of the condo's location ) Hertz Tulum Pueblo around USD$60/day and they'll bring it to the condo, here, and pick it up when you want to return it (Fidel, who works there, told me about this).

National Reservations Phone: 011-52-800-709-5000

Address for Hertz Tulum Pueblo:

'Carretera Federal Cancun-Tulum' and 'Carretera Federal Tulum-Coba'

San Francisco de Asis Shopping Plaza, # 9

Tulum , 77500

México

Hours: Mo-Su 7:00AM-10:00PM

PLUSES: one of the best beaches in the area, generally calm ad with a sandy bottom (for a while). You can swim all the way to the coral reef and the water rarely gets deeper than 7 feet. You can see colourful fish (always), turtles (sometimes), stingrays and the occasional octopus (they camouflage with the white bottom).

When it comes to transportation, you can drive (parking in front of the condo door) or take the 'colectivos' (public buses, white vans, USD$3) by walking to the highway (0.6mi/1km). On these 'colectivos' you can go 30 mins to the north, to Playa del Carmen (USD$30 by taxi) for some fun in its excellent restaurants and clubs or 15 mins to the south where you'll have access to the 2nd best beach in the world , the Tulum Beach (USD$20 by taxi), with its very bohemian crowd and eco beautiful (clothing optional everywhere on this beach, though not technically legal in Mexico). You can settle down at any of the restaurants on the beach and even spend the day there by just consuming food and drinks. This beach is a beautiful and long (more than 4mi) walking beach. The famous Tulum Ruins are at the north end of the Tulum beach (do not confuse the Grand Tulum Beach with the little and quaint beach inside the Tulum Ruins, they are different animals).

For essentials you have the town of Akumal 5 mins to the north (USD$10 taxi ride) or the town of Chemuyil 5 mins to the south (USD$10 taxi ride). For big food shopping you have a large supermarket 'Chedraui' (odd name for a supermarket even in Spanish) 15 mins north at 'Puerto Aventuras (USD$20 taxi ride) and another 'Chedraui' (and even larger) 15 mins south in Tulum town (USD$20 taxi ride). Also lots of chachkas in Tulum town.

MINUSES: road to get to the condo from the highway (0.6mi/1km) is a dirt road. If you were to get there for the first time at night you would think 'where the heck am i going?' as you drive in with jungle on both sides. Don't worry, it gets really nice once you get closer to the unit and to the unit.

Shopping for food would be fairly difficult to do by using public transportation (you would have to carry the food shopping bags in the crowded small public transportation vans, 'colectivos').The closest large supermarkets are 15 mins north or 15 mins south of the condo (by car) USD$20 taxi ride. Without a car it gets tricky. Smaller first necessities supermarkets are 5 mins north by car (Akumal Beach, not Akumal Town) or 5 mins south by car (Chemuyil), USD$10 taxi ride for both.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Understands Italian and Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

Amenities

Akumal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Firm King size Mattress. View of the Caribbean Sea and the waves breaking on the Meso American coral reef from the bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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HUMBLE / RIGHT ON THE BEACH / IN CONDO-HOTEL / 0.6mi DIRT ROAD TO GET TO IT
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5

Luckiest person ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had booked one year in advance and If I knew how it would be I would have booked this for the next five years at the same time. First off, Claudio.....No words, this man is the most attentive, kind, genuine person. I was so lucky to have met him in person, the poor man answered every annoying email I sent as I am a "super planner" and wanted to know literally EVERYTHING in advance that may come up. I have been going to Mexico at least once per year for the last 20 years I have both rented and stayed at the resorts and nothing has compared to this place.

The condo.... literally paradise.. on the beach.. not near..ON the beach. The unit was so clean and well maintained by Paulina and Enrique. It has everything that you could possibly even imagine.. literally...everything from waterproof bandaids to snorkel gear to tape if you want to ship things home. I stayed at the hotel last year and this does not even compare.

The funny thing is that people who stay there always leave something food related that you know is personal to them..your welcome for the Montreal steak spice. And whoever left the peanut butter and mayo.. thanks..

We have literally done almost all excursions available and due to the big boost in the area, it is effecting the ocean life... not here....the water may be a bit rough but It was by far the best snorkelling and it was free!! On more than one occasion we were swimming next to stingrays. I can't say enough about this place but one final thing is the fact that Claudio is very well known and respected by the security, hotel, and fellow owners. When you say his name, you are treated with much respect.

**I wanted to leave a bad review so people would cancel and I could snag their reservation up but I could never do that to Claudio, he was too awesome***

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

He thought of everything to utilize this space. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Beautiful location right on a great beach.

  • 4 of 5

Loved Claudio condo. The location is fantastic..the condo has everything you can ask for...the pool location is 20 feet away and the ocean another 20...snorkelling is great right in front of the condo. The one and only downfall is the all inclusive next door. It got a little loud on a Friday night...but to counter that we got to see a live Mayan show on the beach right in front of condo. All in all a beautiful condo and would highly recommend it. If you want to eat out you MUST try Cuevo del Pescatore and La Lunita in Akumal. Also drinks are great at Lol-Ha.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here from 9/26-10/4 of this year (2017). Claudio's condo is as beautiful as it appears in the photos he supplied on his site. You really are literally steps from beautiful warm Caribbean water. The pool is wonderful and has good separation of shallow and deep although the "deep" is only about 5'.

It is very easy to snorkel with a lot of beautiful reefs to look around. There is a plethora of sea life to observe and enjoy. the sand is soft and easy on the feet. To the left (Oasis Resort), there isn't a great distance to go before running into a barricade of rocks. However, they have a nice dock that goes out over the water and you can watch fish swim about from above. Take some bread and feed them! To the right, the beach seems to stretch endlessly. Go for a nice leisurely walk. Enjoy the sound of the waves and say "hello" to all the friendly people.

Speaking of friendly, the folks that clean and maintain the condo are super chill and nice.

There are some cats that might come around. They are friendly and there is sometimes food available to feed them. There are also peacocks that wander about as well as many lizards of various sizes.

Claudio's place is extremely relaxing. Either in or out, there is comfortable seating to be found. I won't go into too much detail as Claudio will supply you with VERY detailed information about the area with suggestions. If you don't see something listed, just shoot him an email. He is quick to respond and very knowledgable. We had the pleasure of meeting Claudio and Dan the day we arrived. We had a blast talking with them and getting the lay of the land in person. They are simply two of the best folks I've ever had the privilege of working with.

Don't hesitate. Rent this if you have the opportunity. This is a wonderful property that will drain the stress of your normal work life away. Beachside or hammock swinging on the back porch; you just can't go wrong!

Not only do I HIGHLY recommend Claudio's property, but we will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Perfect Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back 2 weeks ago and still dreaming of the wonderful time we had! Perfect location with pool and beach right in front of your private patio. Coffee on the patio each morning was the perfect way to start the day before enjoying the beautiful beach, snorkeling and just relaxing with a Corona. Claudio's place was equipped with absolutely everything you need and everything was very clean. The entire rental process was very easy and Claudio provided all of the information you need to make sure your stay is perfect. Two great restaurants are LaCueva del Pescador and La Buena Vidas - only 6 minutes away. Housekeeping was wonderful, too. All in all, a perfect location for a totally relaxing vacation. Looking forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

We had a great time! The apartments is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The appartment, the Pool and the beach specilly made our daughter's vacation something memorable. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Cancun, Mexico, 1hr 15mins. 4 lane Hwy 307
Nearest Barpub
0.06 Miles
100m(300FT)walk on the beach 'The Beached Bikini'
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Playa del Carmen (toCozumel),30mins,4 LaneHwy 307
Nearest Golf
1.25 Miles
Bahia Principe Golf (3rd best in Mexico)
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
4 lane Federal Hwy 307 Chetumal-Puerto Juarez
Nearest Restaurant
1.25 Miles
'Hacienda Doña Isabel' inside the Bahia Príncipe
Nearest Beach
right outside the Patio Door
Car: recommended

Great location right in between Playa del Carmen and Tulum (beach, ruins and town).

Pluses: located right on the beach on the bay south of Akumal Bay. The Meso American coral reef (2nd largest in the world after the grand barrier one) is very close to shore right there (where the waves break in the photos). This makes the beach in front of the unit and to its left (looking out from the patio) one of the best in the area, generally calm ad with a sandy bottom (for a while). You can swim all the way to the coral reef and the water rarely gets deeper than 7 feet. You can see colourful fish (always), turtles (sometimes), manta rays and the occasional octopus (they camouflage with the white bottom).

When it comes to transportation, you can drive (parking in front of the condo door) or take the 'colectivos' (public buses, white vans, USD$3) by walking to the highway (0.6mi/1km). On these 'colectivos' you can go 30 mins to the north, to Playa del Carmen for some fun in its excellent restaurants and clubs or 15 mins to the south where you'll have access to the 2nd best beach in the world, the Tulum Beach, with its very bohemian crowd and eco beautiful (clothing optional everywhere on this beach, though not technically legal in Mexico). You can settle down at any of the restaurants on the beach and even spend the day there by just consuming food and drinks. This beach is a beautiful and long (more than 4mi) walking beach. The famous Tulum Ruins are at the north end of the tulum beach (do not confuse the Grand Tulum Beach with the little and quaint beach inside the Tulum Ruins, they are different animals).

For essentials you have the town of Akumal 5 mins to the north or the town of Chemuyil 5 mins to the south. For big food shopping you have a large supermarket 'Chedraui' (odd name for a supermarket even in Spanish) 15 mins north at 'Puerto Aventuras' and another 'Chedraui' (and even larger) 15 mins south in Tulum town. Also lots of chachkas in Tulum town.

Minuses: road to get to the condo from the highway (0.6mi/1km) is unpaved and full of pot holes, a real mess. You'll have to drive really slowly or you'll wreck your car. If you were to get there for the first time at night you would think 'where the heck am i going?' as you drive in with jungle on both sides. Don't worry, it gets really nice once you get closer to the unit and to the unit.

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.