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Luxury 6 Bedroom Vacation Villa with Pool in the Mayan Riviera!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps maximum of 14.

'Villa Arrecife' is a new 3,400 sq. ft. luxury vacation villa located in the beautiful Mayan Riviera. The villa features 6 bedrooms, each with private balconies and bathrooms, individually controlled A/C and spacious closets. The villa's open concept main floor spills out to the in-ground pool sundeck and covered terraces. A gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar and tap dedicated to purified water (installed and maintained by a Canadian water technician). The rooftop terrace features a mini bar, palapa with hammocks and seating for ocean viewing by day and star gazing at night! Surrounded by virgin jungle and located within the gated residential community of the 'Grand Sirenis Resort', only minutes away from some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving areas as well as shopping and nightlife makes 'Villa Arrecife' the perfect family vacation villa!

Villa Arrecife and Akumal: 'Villa Arrecife' is located a mere 5 minutes north of the town of Akumal. This quaint town is a ecologically protected area and has much to offer travellers of all ages! If you are looking for a high-end restaurant, Lol-Ha located on Akumal Bay beach is superb! The adjoining beach bar is perfect for sipping on a cerveza and watching the ocean, and you cannot finish a day at the beach without visiting the ice cream store! La Buena Vida is a beach bar and restaurant located on Half Moon Bay beach ~ where during the day you can snorkel and watch sea turtles in their natural habitat!

The beaches of Akumal are lined with talc-like sand and Akumal Bay is very shallow (perfect for younger travellers). The warm waters of the Caribbean Sea meet with the fresh waters from the land in Yalku Lagoon ~ an excellent spot for snorkeling and seeing spectacular displays of fish and coral.

Akumal also has small vendors and stores which sell souvenirs, jewelery and groceries.

Villa Arrecife and Tourist Attractions: We understand if you want to just soak up the warm Caribbean rays and enjoy the local beaches as well as beautiful 'Villa Arrecife' itself, however if you want to truly experience the Riviera Maya and see all it has to offer, you will not be disappointed!

There are a wide variety of activities to suit all tastes! Among the Riviera Maya family attractions you will find snorkeling, dolphins, sea lions, exotic birds, monkeys of many species, and rich flora. Xel-Ha, Xcaret, Aktun Chen, Aktun Chi, Xplor, Dolphinarius, Tres Rios Ecopark, and Crococun Crocodile Park and Regional Zoo are just a few of the larger attractions that can be found in the Riviera, but there are an abundance of smaller cenotes, botanical gardens, and an aviary located in Playacar, that are equally as fantastic! For the more adventurous there is even skydiving! Golfers can spend time at Playacar, horseback riding at 'Rancho Bonita Loma', and deep sea fishing can also be found in this aquatic paradise!

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Tamara Stimpson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Tamara Stimpson

We are a family of four from Ontario, Canada who love the Mayan Riviera's people, culture, food and laid back atmosphere so much we created this luxury vacation villa! Our children India and Devon have a fantastic time whenever we are there with them - it's just the perfect place to reconnect with family and nature. There is SO much to do in the Mayan Riviera, you will hopefully become as enchanted with it and return to it as often as we do!

Tamara Stimpson purchased this villa in 2012

Why Tamara Stimpson chose Akumal

Having spent a lot of time in the Mayan Riviera with our family, we decided to buy some land and create our own vacation villa. The Grand Sirenis Resort had properties available with amenities already installed. After looking at the beauty of the jungle, listening to the serene surroundings and the close proximity to the ocean, we decided to go for it! 8 months later we had this beautiful vacation villa which we love to share with our guests!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The service was fantastic by the owner and staff on site.

The home was beautiful and more then we could have hoped for. Our own private pool was wonderful for everyone in our party.

It is a little drive from the airport, but unless you are staying in a spot overrun by tourists, you must drive a little. The public beach in Akumal was an amazing place to snorkel, and the Lo-Ha restaurant at the same beach was amazing. The ruins of Coba are well worth the drive. Tulum was great and Explor too!
Mar 2012
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Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Grey Water System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor Powder Room - toilet
    Main Floor Bdrm Bathroom - toilet , shower , Toiletries & Hair Dryer
    Adjoined Bathroom - toilet , shower , Toiletries & Hair Dryer
    Blue Pool Room Bathroom - toilet , shower , Toiletries & Hair Dryer
    Blue Side Room Bathroom - toilet , shower , Toiletries & Hair Dryer
    Casita - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms of Villa Arrecife are fully tiled with honed limestone counters. Fans ensure the rooms stay cool while in use and operable windows ensure good ventilation in all 4 1/2 bathrooms. All full bathrooms are stocked with shampoo, body wash, soap, cotton swabs, cotton pads, and hair dryers for guest use. All bath towels, hand towels and face cloths are supplied as well. The Green Bedroom and Orange Bedroom share an adjoined bathroom, which is slightly larger than the other full bathrooms, with a walk-in shower with rain head shower head.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 king , In closet safe
    Green Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , TV, DVD player & Wii
    Blue Pool Room - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Orange Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Blue Side Bedroom - 1 king , In closet safe
    Casita - 1 queen
  • All the bedrooms interiors in 'Villa Arrecife' were designed by Lourdes Banquedano; a designer in Cancun. All bedrooms have private balconies, full bathrooms, individually controlled A/C units, fans, ample closet space, bookshelves with paperbacks for guest use, and all linens are supplied!
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Included with the maid service is daily laundry service. The housekeeper will launder your clothing during the length of your stay at Villa Arrecife, using the on-site laundry facilities. A crib is available for our younger guests - simply state on your reservation that you will be requiring a crib and/or high chair so that these items will be available for your stay. Our property manager, Alex Estrella, is available to you for the duration of your stay and will ensure your stay at Villa Arrecife and the Riviera Maya is a pleasant one!


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Luxury 6 Bedroom Vacation Villa with Pool in the Mayan Riviera!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Richmond, Va

Perfect for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

This house is exactly as described in the listing! Tons of room, amazing views from the terrace (I could have spent 1/2 my vacation there in the hammock!), well stocked kitchen, and a big pool (chilly...but perfect after being in the hot sun!)

It's a very quick ride to Akumal Bay (5 minutes, $15USD) where you can scuba/snorkel, get an awesome meal and just relax! In the resort there is an XoXo which was so convenient when we needed a couple of quick supplies. The location was also great for tours, with the farthest being 1.5 hours away.

The owner was amazing to work with the whole way. We ran into a little glitch upon arrival and she immediately had it taken care of! So responsive!

I'd highly recommend this house to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristy, I am delighted that you not only chose to spend your vacation at the villa, but that you had such a wonderful time! Thank you for everything - your constant communications were appreciated, and I am pleased to hear that the OXXO is well stocked as the last time we were at the villa, it wasn't quite ready for opening. I will be sure to share this information with other guests!
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Ontario, Canada

A luxury retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Situated in a wonderfully peaceful location, this beautiful spacious villa is a real retreat. It was such a relaxing stay where everything was take care of with the daily maid service. Swimming in the totally private pool was idealic. Surrounded by the lush shrubs and trees, watching and listening to the colorful birds was one of my favorite times of the day. The roof top is just sublime, relaxing in hammocks with a gentle breeze. It is so good to unwind with friends or by yourself and get away from the hustle and bustle. Its also a great gathering place at the villa.

You are also close to beautiful beaches and there are so many fun and interesting day trips to make from snorkeling in the pretty lagoons or diving excusions, to shopping and nightlife in Playa-del-Carmen. Also, many adventurous activities are available nearby too for thrill seekers.

I would recommend this villa to families and groups of friends as it really accomodates every need.

It was an introduction to the Mayan Riviera for me and a trip I'll remember very fondly, I would love to return.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Clare, what a lovely review! Thanks so much for all the compliments and information for other travellers...we hope you return to Villa Arrecife too!!
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Fantastic Vacation Villa!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home has it all! 5 star accommodations in the beautiful Mayan Riviera. We enjoyed a week of all the area has to offer. Breathtaking beaches, snorkelling, sightseeing, shopping, amazing food and fantastic people. The villa was appointed with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We will definitely be returning in the near future!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had such a wonderful and relaxing time at the villa! Look forward to you returning!! Tamara
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Uxbridge, Ontario

Friend and Family March break 2012

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Everything according to the listing was completely accurate. In fact it does not do it justice!

The staff available to the guests were incredibly good, and accommodating.

The owners were more like friends then renters.

I have already told an uncountable number of people about this spectacular spot.

We highly recommend EXPLORE, the Coba ruins, Lo-Ha restaurant, and the Akumal public beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that you all enjoyed your family vacation at Villa Arrecife ~ thanks for the referrals as well! Tamara
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Spectacular Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Arrecife is a place that you will want to return to over and over. The view on top of the roof is breathtaking. On a clear day you can see for miles and on a clear night the stars go on forever. We spent two glorious weeks there. The accommodations are superior. All the appliances are brand new and well kept. Villa Arrecife has its own water filter system, so no worries about drinking the water. The Chedraui (grocery store) is close, ten minutes by car. Akamul beach is fantastic. It's about five minutes by vehicle and worth spending some time there. Also, they have a couple of good restaurants there as well. Lo Ha is one and the other is La Buena Vida. They have a Lagoon in Akamul, where the snorkelling is great. There are lots of coral and fish to see. One thing we would do next time is bring our own snorkel sets. You really do use them a lot. Aktun Chen is close by. That was awesome they have some beautiful caves and cenotes that we toured. Not overly expensive. If you plan to go there, make sure you go early, around 10:00 am. After that time it starts to get busy. Tulum has some ruins that are something to see. Again, go early it can get very crowded with bus tours. Playa Del Carmen is approximately thirty minutes away. It has some great restaurants and Clubs if you want a night out. Our children took advantage of the kids club at the Grand Sirenis Resort. They had a blast! Staff is excellent with kids. My children would have gone everyday if we let them. The pool at Villa Arrecife is so beautiful. We spent a lot of time cooling off in it. Usually after returning from tours or walks from the ocean. We highly recommend this villa to rent. It's a place that we hope to return to soon.

Kathy & Andrew Philip

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Definitely sounds like you guys had a fantastic time at "Villa Arrecife" Kathy & Andrew! Regards, Tamara & Greg
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Toronto, Ontario

Family fun and Relaxation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Arrecife was absolutely amazing!! The Villa is so beautiful and inviting, it felt like home. It was lovely sitting on the rooftop terrace at night enjoying the breeze off the ocean. We spent hours swimming or just floating around the pool, it was very relaxing.

My family and I had a wonderful time exploring the Ruins in Tulum, wandering the lively streets of Playa del Carmen and swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Discovery. The Grand Siren resort was wonderful and we enjoyed all it has to offer.

We look forward to our next holiday at Villa Arrecife!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie - we are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at "Villa Arrecife"! Greg & Tamara
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Akumal - Lol Ha/La Buena Vida/Pescador
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Bahia Principe
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Akumal - Lol Ha/La Buena Vida/Pescador
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Xaac Private Residential Beach
Car: recommended

Villa Arrecife is located in the Mayan Riviera - an area noted for its spectacular beaches, coral reefs, snorkeling and scuba diving, as well as many tourist attractions such as family fun theme parks, Mayan archeological sites, and cenotes.

The villa is located 5 minutes north of Akumal and 25 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. While Akumal is smaller, it is an ecologically protected zone and is fabulous for snorkelling and seeing sea turtles! Playa del Carmen is a bustling town with a variety of restaurants, shopping and a spectacular beach! Also the ferry for Cozumel docks in this town.

There is no area as stunning as the Mayan Riviera ~ quite simply it suits every member of the family!

Golf: Golfing is available at either Playacar in Playa del Carmen (25 mins north of the villa), or at Bahia Principe (15 mins south of the villa).




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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