About the property
- Villa3400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
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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- May 14, 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!!
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Perfect for a large group!
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!!
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!
A luxury retreat.
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.
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!!
Fantastic Vacation Villa!
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!
We are so happy that you had such a wonderful and relaxing time at the villa! Look forward to you returning!!
Friend and Family March break 2012
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.
So happy to hear that you all enjoyed your family vacation at Villa Arrecife ~ thanks for the referrals as well!
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
Definitely sounds like you guys had a fantastic time at "Villa Arrecife" Kathy & Andrew!
Tamara & Greg
Family fun and Relaxation!!
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!!
Julie - we are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at "Villa Arrecife"!
Greg & Tamara
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).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
25% OFF REGULAR LISTED RATES!!! FLEXIBLE ON LENGTH OF STAY! INCLUDES FULL HOUSEKEEPING AND ON SITE LAUNDRY SERVICES!!!