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Casa Caribbean… Beachfront penthouse vacation condo

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Akumal Condo Rental Photos and Description

Akumal Mexico's 'Casa Caribbean' is a spacious waterfront penthouse condo in a private location on Half Moon Bay overlooking a white sand beach and the azure Caribbean on Mexico's Mayan Riviera.

* Snorkeling in Half-Moon Bay's own magical coral reef right in front of the apartment

* Short walk to wonderful Snorkeling at renowned Yal-Ku Lagoon

* Minutes from Akumal's dive shops, restaurants, grocery stores, craft boutiques, and ecological center dedicated to preserving the area's beauty and native Mayan culture

Driving Tips: It is about an hour drive south of Cancun. The roads have improved with overpasses in Playa del Carmen but be careful to obey the speed limit… if not you will be stopped.

• To get to Akumal entrance you drive past the pedestrian overpass, stay in the left lane, you will take a u-turn to go back to the entrance a short distance on the right.

The local store in town (Super Chomak) is expensive so if you want to buy groceries stop at Chedraui on your right between Playa del Carmen and Akumal… across fromPuerto Aventuras.

We also like Soriana in Centro Maya mall just past Sam's Club in Playa del Carmen (on your right) but it is more difficult to get to…you have to get off the road, turn around and go back to turn into the mall.

There is a farmer's market on saturdays across from Chomak (and maybe wednesdays also).

Restaurants: we love La Lunita right next to the condo…(our guests get 15% discounts)... they will even deliver dinner for dinner on the terrace. La Lunita is open for lunch and dinner offering indoor or beach seating with tables on the sand or their wooden deck on the beach. It is a great place to dine under the moonlight, quite romantic! La Lunita specializes in classic Mexican cuisine and seafood.

La Buena Vida is good…and fun (swings at the bar and a treehouse)… a short walk from condo.

Lol-Ha has a palapa style beach bar with open air tables under roof and pizza at Lol-Ha Pizzeria.

Main beach Akumal Bay to right of the arch.

Lonchería… inexpensive local place. Local Mexican dishes, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Location: next to Chomack grocery store.

Turtle Bay Cafe & Bakery bakes its own breads, cakes, cookies. Good hearty breakfasts (American and Mexican food).

Location: Located in central Akumal across from Akumal Bay

La Cueva del Pescador

The restaurant has a sand floor, interior and exterior seating, good fish. Can get buggy if there is not a breeze. It's located next to Turtle Bay.

If you like snorkeling go straight out about 200 yards from the condo to the dark area which is all coral and beautiful. If it is windy you may wish to snorkel at Akumal Bay where the reef is not as nice but it is less windy. Half Moon Bay where we are has a beautiful sand beach but you may wish to wear water shoes because the sand ends where the water begins. At Akumal Bay the sand goes way out so no water shoes are needed.

Yal-Ku Lagoon is quite near Casa Caribbean (you could walk)… and wonderful….

Yal-ku Lagoon is wonderful for both adults and children. There are no ocean waves. There are several easy entry stairs with railing into the lagoon. Easy, gentle slow paced snorkeling. Great variety of gorgeous fish that are not intimidated by humans. Entry into the lagoon is by jumping off a rocky ledge, or using stairs to enter in approximately 6-7 feet deep water. Take caution when bringing younger children who are not comfortable if they can’t touh the bottom or enter by walking in from land.

Admission is $9.00 U.S.A. or 95 pesos. Limited palapa rentals are $20US for the day if you would like an area with seating, shade and privacy. Alcoholic beverages are not welcome at the lagoon. Buy their biodegradable sunscreen or bring biodegradable that you’ve purchased elsewhere. Wear a t-shirt -- even on an overcast day you can really get a sunburn. There are eco-friendly elevated pit toilets and an outside shower. Definitely bring an underwater camera. Fabulous place to spend all or part of a day. There is a snack bar. Open 8 - 5:30 daily.

We love Paraiso Beach in Tulum which is a wide and long beach that goes from the Tulum ruins to probably a mile south of the ruins. It has to be one of the most beautiful white coral beaches in the world. It is not a snorkeling beach but great for a swim and a Margarita.

There are extra beach towels in the chest in master bedroom. Ask the maids if you need more. Roberto is a great resource…very helpful…so ask him about anything I might have missed.

While you might not want to leave the tranquility of Casa Caribbean, adventures await! Hike through Xcaret Eco-park, scuba dive in nearby caves (cenotes), golf at Puerto Aventura or shop in Playa del Carmen or other exciting locations just north of Akumal. Or, head south and explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum or one of our favorite place, Coba.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Scott and Paula Blaker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016

About Scott and Paula Blaker

We are a couple that grew up in New England and have called Washington state home since 2000. We currently work abroad for the US State Department and recently bought this amazing condo in Akumal. We look forward to spending a lot of time here with family and friends. Why the Owner Chose Akumal: We fell in love with the area and when we saw the incredible view from the large balcony and living room from this penthouse condo, we knew we wanted to buy this magical haven. Roberto, the long standing property manager who is on-site, is a gem with a long history of feedback from renters as being a helpful, reliable and fantastic resource for renters. We love the laid back feeling of the area, the rich and healthy reef with incredible snorkeling and diving just in front of the place. We love the sound of the surf and lack of motor noise, yet also appreciate that fun motor and water sport activities are available not far up or down the coastline for our older children and future grandchildren. It is also a great launching point from which to explore the richness that the Yucatan peninsula has to offer, including Tulum and Coba Mayan ruins and Sian Ka'an nature preserve. The Unique Benefits at this Condo: The bird watching in the jungle area behind us and the snorkeling right in front of us is among the best in the world. The coral reef is healthy and thriving. Turtles nest on the beach in summer and watching them hatch is an incredible experience!

Scott and Paula Blaker purchased this condo in 2014

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Casa Caribbean… Beachfront penthouse vacation condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Scott's condo. We went with our 2 kids age 10 and 12 and condo was perfect for us. We rented a car and checked out the ruins in Coba (about 45 miles east of Tulum) and also went to the Cenotes at Aktun Chen (15 minute drive/between Akumul andTulum). The tour buses come at 3:00 to the Cenotes, so we went about 10 and barely anyone was there. We also had fun relaxing on the beach right in front of the condo. Very quiet , nice lounge chairs and umbrellas and a shared pool. We spent hours snorkeling and playing in the water. Water shoes recommended. We enjoyed the restaurants along the beach and had a few happy hours at La Lunita which is attached to the building. The condo has everything we needed and Roberto the manager was very helpful with questions we had. Thank you for sharing your lovely getaway! We hope to return for a longer stay next time!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, Glad you had a great time at our place!. We also love Coba but have not checked out Atkun Chen cenote, thanks for the tip. Hope you can come again. Scott and Paula
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Happy Valley, OR
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you want serenity, beauty and luxury, then this condo and town is for you. Akumal is a small, quaint town made up a two lane street that meanders by condos and Half Moon Bay, with many restaurants. The condo is well appointed with a large deck where you just see the beach and bay. It is towards the end of the street and no building on the north end of the condo. We stayed there Jan 26- Feb 8 of 2016 and have reservations for 2017. Roberto is the manager, he is on site 24/7, and helped make our stay so wonderful. Many attractions not far out in the main highway. You will be spoiled by the daily maid service, who are very pleasant and trustworthy. A few suggestions: Bring snorkel gear, we didn't use fins or a life vest, water is not deep out to the 2nd largest Barrier Reef. It's a short swim out and water shoes a must because some small rocks in the water and snorkeling fantastic. Pack light. A great one day, inexpensive laundry service in town. Visit Myril, about 40 minutes down south on the main highway. It didn't come up in our research of things to do. Google it. No reservations needed, the earlier in the day the better. Rent a bike just down from the condo to explore the town and visit The Lagoon which about a mile away for incredible snorkeling. Happy travels. 😎

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write the nice review. Glad you enjoyed your stay :)
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5

Beautiful Condo!!! Pics on the vrbo site does not do this place justice. Much better in person!

  • 5 of 5

We are so thankful for having such an amazing honeymoon at Scott's condo. We had our 1.5 yr old with us and this unit could not have been more perfect for what we were looking for after a week all inclusive in Playa after our destination wedding. We decided to rent a Van as the recommended so that we could explore Tulum and the surrounding area. The kitchen had more then enough cooking utensils and appliances and the home was beautifully decorated with brand new furniture. We grocery shopped as recommended in Playa before coming and cooked a big meal at least once a day. We enjoyed the restaurant connected to the building...their coconut shrimp and margaritas are to die for. Also we loved le Buena Vida and spent a lot of our time there. The staff was amazing...there is also a café at the entrance of town we watched lots of sports games, got our daily espresso and enjoyed dinner as well. Food was Delicious...we met lots of Americans that lived there who eat at these spots often. We could not snorkel outside of the condo as the kelp was coming in constantly...but we did go to Turtle bay close by and swam with sea turtles on our own (recommended by property manager Roberto). No need to pay to snorkel in a group if you have done it before. Scott even had a set of snorkel gear, beach chairs (we enjoyed in Tulum) and a boogie board to enjoy for his guests. My parents stayed in the unit below us which was also nice...however, if we had a choice (it was nice to see another unit and get to compare) we would stay again hands down on the third floor in this unit. We will be back with our family to visit Akumal soon. Booking was very easy and Roberto on site was great!!! Thanks again for making your home a paradise for your guests!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you had such a good time! Thanks for the review.
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Denver, CO
5

Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the condo for a week with our 2 teenage boys. It was exactly what we were looking for in a vacation rental. As others have mentioned, the condo is walking distance to some great restaurants, the lagoon, and 2 bays. The massive balcony overlooking Half Moon Bay, access to the pool, and overall size of the condo were our favorites.

This was my second trip to Akumal and I love how peaceful it is. There is plenty to do in town. However, I do recommend having a rental car since Akumal is a perfect location for people looking for a neutral jumping off point for all of their adventures.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! Hope you can stay at our place again.
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Boulder, Colorado
5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our family vacation. The large deck is the perfect hang-out place, the beds very comfortable and the kitchen well-stocked. Half moon bay was brimming with fish, definitely the best snorkeling around and just outside the condo. There are 3 excellent restaurants within close walking distance, and Yalku (snorkeling) is a short walk away as well. This area of Akumal is very safe, with a security guard posted at the entrance to the road and located along a quiet, dead-end road. We had the balcony doors open most of the time, and our teenagers even slept outside on the balcony. Definitely a hassle-free vacation in a beautiful beachside condo.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time and hope you can visit again soon.
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Morrison, CO, USA
5

Just What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful condo was just what we needed to relax, enjoy the water, the beach, and the quiet. The accommodations were modern with a cultural touch. We wanted for nothing. The master bedroom was romantic and comfortable. The patio/lanai was the best feature. Being on the third floor, all you see from the condo is the bay all the way to the horizon. Listening to the waves was wonderful. We loved La Lunita, the restaurant downstairs. We rented bikes and did most of our sightseeing around Akumal on those. Snorkeling is great right outside our door and we could see turtles and stingrays from the balcony! We were there for a week and extended our stay because we loved it so much. Thank you. You thought of everything.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Glad you had a great time and hope you can visit again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Cancun
Car: recommended

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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
 
Low season
May 5 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$357
 
 
High season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$238
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$179
 

Additional information about rental rates

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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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