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Architecturally Distinguished Casa on Water's Edge

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Welcome to Casa de Colores, custom designed by us in a contemporary Mex style.

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Last updated: 08/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


FABULOUS NEW VIDEOS! -- We had four 360-degree videos of Casa de Colores taken last summer. You can see a master bedroom, the kitchen/living/dining rooms, and the outside area. Scroll down to the Links section, and click on the Video link. You'll love what you see!

Have more than 10 in your party? Please give us a call or email-- we can provide more information on our house, and help you arrange additional housing very close to Casa de Colores.


Whether you seek an intimate getaway for two, or a family vacation for 10, this owner-built, 3,200-square foot Casa de Colores and its 600-square foot, two-story casita (Casita de Colores) are perfect for you. Situated on the North end of Half Moon Bay with magnificent, unobstructed views of the Caribbean, Casa de Colores sleeps up to 10 in the main house (if some are children)and two in the casita. Mexico is about color, and Casa de Colores does not disappoint – its vibrant, contemporary design is accented with the exciting colors of the Yucatan Peninsula – from décor to lovely linens.

In the main house, two top floor master bedrooms with king-sized beds and en-suite baths offer complete privacy, as well as sleek, double glass bowl countertop sinks and terraces overlooking the Caribbean. A family room between the master suites also has stunning views and can be a cozy getaway, complete with flat screen TV/DVD and wireless internet. It is beautifully furnished with a comfortable sofa/chaise lounge.

Two additional bedrooms on the first floor have identical private bathrooms with exquisitely tiled showers and above-counter sinks and fixtures. The Caribbean-facing bedroom offers a king-sized bed and terrace; the second bedroom offers an ocean view, but faces the aqua- and cobalt-tiled 10’ x 30’ swimming pool and cool consuela-tiled surrounding terrace. It has both a Mexican queen-sized bed and extra futon sofa that sleeps two. While the incredible breezes off the ocean naturally cool the interior, all bedrooms are air-conditioned, and all rooms in Casa de Colores and its casita have ceiling fans.

The spectacular living and dining rooms also offer Caribbean views along with contemporary, ultra-comfortable furnishings. You’ll enjoy sinking into the hot red sofas after a day of snorkeling in Yal Ku Lagoon, a short walk away, or swimming in Half Moon Bay, about 100 yards from Casa de Colores. Both have spectacular tropical fish, coral and turtles.

The stainless steel and granite kitchen, complete with dishwasher, features a breakfast counter with four bar stools as well as a center island. The sleek dining room table seats up to 10.

The Casa de Colores casita is included in the rental of the main house -- and gives parties a 5th bedroom. It overlooks the pool, but both the first floor living room and second floor bedroom have Caribbean views. The casita is comfortably furnished with a beautiful blue sofa and upholstered striped chair. It has a flat screen TV. The kitchen is also stainless and granite and the dining area seats two. The bedroom is upstairs and offers a king-sized bed and beautiful bathroom with aqua-tiled shower and above-counter, contemporary sink and fixtures. The only access to the bath is through the bedroom, so it does not lend itself to someone sleeping downstairs on an air bed.

Casa de Colores is ready for your next vacation!
Come and be spoiled by our staff of Zulma and Gaby. If you don't want to stop for groceries on the way down, we recommend www.rivieramayagroceries.com. There are also two well-stocked (but more expensive than Chedraui or Soriana) grocery stores in our little town of Akumal.


Keywords: House and Casita

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    we have ipod docking stations, but we recommend you bring small, portable speakers for ipad music....moreless

  • Television:

    (2)...moreless

  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Rocky shore, with terrific tidal pools and blow holes. No beach access. Half Moon Bay nearby. Sandy beach at Akumal Bay is a 5 minute car/bike ride....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats 8 comfortably and can stretch to 10. Three additional seats available at breakfast bar. Plastic tables can also be set up on the back terrace overlooking bay or in front overlooking pool....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms have air conditioning; all rooms have ceiling fans, and the entire house has great ocean breezes....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    300+ thread count cotton sheets for all beds; bath and pool towels provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for 2 cars available right outside the gate....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Please check with our property manager, Monica, when you arrive. Our housekeeper is a great cook, as is Chef Daveed. During the busy season, the meal should be booked in advance of your arrival....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    A Melita drip. Bring your own ground coffee, or buy it here....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    2 fully stocked kitchens with everything we could think of....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    (2) Granite counter tops, modern appliances, oven and stove. No dependably functioning dishwasher, but the staff does the dishes every day except Sunday....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2)...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Full balconies on the ocean side of the house, and a great balcony overlooking the pool on the casita....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Every bedroom has a private deck with view, except the Orange Room which opens to the pool deck....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Rectangular shaped pool is perfect for relaxing or for swimming laps -- and the 2 pool side palapas provide good shade. Depth is 4.5 feet throughout. No shallow end; no deep end....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Aug 3 - Nov 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,300

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $329 Nightly

Late Fall (Thanksgiving)
Nov 21 - Dec 17, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $486 Nightly

Holidays
Dec 19 - Dec 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$6,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $929 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $500 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 14%

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 08/04/2015
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Location

62 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun

There is no street address for homes in Akumal. We are Lot 30, Casa de Colores. Often the google map displayed on this page is completely wrong. Akumal is halfway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum on highway 307, all the way to the right if you scroll out on the map in the Quintana Roo area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Shelly and Eddie, and Susan and Nancy, built Casa de Colores from the ground up. We opened the doors during the 2007-08 holidays and have not been disappointed in any aspect. It was an incredible adventure. We all live and work in San Francisco -- real estate, law, and association management. We've been friends forever, and love time spent together here, there and traveling in Europe.

Why the Owner Chose Akumal:
We've been coming to Akumal for more than 20 years -- we love the quiet pace, warm people, and wonderful water. We've traveled throughout Mexico, and have always come back to Akumal as home. Someday we plan to retire at least 1/2 time to our Casa.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Casa de Colores has incredible views, breezes from huge sliding glass doors, the colors of the Caribbean, and so much more. The showers are tiled with turquoise pool tile, the bedrooms are each a different color. Art is a combination of local artists and our own photography (4 photo buffs) stretched on canvas. The pool is a great rectangle lap pool and the kitchen's a delight to cook in -- or not. Our end of Half Moon Bay is private and quiet, but an easy 25 minute walk (or 5 minute drive or bike ride) to the 'action.'


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Welcome to Casa de Colores, custom designed by us in a contemporary Mex style.

    Welcome to Casa de Colores, custom designed by us in a contemporary Mex style.

  • The living room has hot red couches for relaxing, reading. Full ocean views. Ahh

    The living room has hot red couches for relaxing, reading. Full ocean views. Ahh

  • Double sinks in both master baths, upstairs.

    Double sinks in both master baths, upstairs.

  • Master bedroom #2 -- upstairs, the Red room w private terrace and water views.

    Master bedroom #2 -- upstairs, the Red room w private terrace and water views.

  • Colorful half bath on main floor. Beach towels provided.

    Colorful half bath on main floor. Beach towels provided.

  • The Orange room, downstairs, has sliding doors to the pool and a double futon.

    The Orange room, downstairs, has sliding doors to the pool and a double futon.

  • The upstairs salita has a lounge/couch, TV/DVD, desk, deck, and incredible view.

    The upstairs salita has a lounge/couch, TV/DVD, desk, deck, and incredible view.

  • The casita has a living and dining room, plus full kitchen downstairs.

    The casita has a living and dining room, plus full kitchen downstairs.

  • Casa's roof offers shade and two hammocks perfect for napping!

    Casa's roof offers shade and two hammocks perfect for napping!

  • Best view in the house! These lounge chairs capture the ocean view perfectly.

    Best view in the house! These lounge chairs capture the ocean view perfectly.

  • Guacamole and salsa time!

    Guacamole and salsa time!

  • Our wonderful staff of Zulma and Gabby will spoil you.

    Our wonderful staff of Zulma and Gabby will spoil you.

  • The pool and palapas await you.

    The pool and palapas await you.

  • A dining table for 10, with views of the ocean. Living room has this same view.

    A dining table for 10, with views of the ocean. Living room has this same view.

  • Master Bedroom #1 -- upstairs, the Turquoise Room w private terrace and views.

    Master Bedroom #1 -- upstairs, the Turquoise Room w private terrace and views.

  • The Purple Room on the main floor has a king-size bed and view of the water.

    The Purple Room on the main floor has a king-size bed and view of the water.

  • Orange Room (main floor)w Queen-size bed and double futon. Window has ocean view

    Orange Room (main floor)w Queen-size bed and double futon. Window has ocean view

  • The kitchen is fully equipped -- to cook, or not!

    The kitchen is fully equipped -- to cook, or not!

  • The casita is a fully-equipped one-bedroom house,  25 steps from the main house.

    The casita is a fully-equipped one-bedroom house, 25 steps from the main house.

  • And a fabulous king-size bedroom and bath upstairs.

    And a fabulous king-size bedroom and bath upstairs.

  • Rooftop hammock is ideal for a siesta...or reading...or watching the sunset.

    Rooftop hammock is ideal for a siesta...or reading...or watching the sunset.

  • Colorful new striped umbrellas for Casa de Colores.

    Colorful new striped umbrellas for Casa de Colores.

  • Main beach at Akumal Bay. Disclaimer: This beach is not in front of our home.

    Main beach at Akumal Bay. Disclaimer: This beach is not in front of our home.

  • Yal Ku Lagoon is a very short walk from the house for perfect snorkeling.

    Yal Ku Lagoon is a very short walk from the house for perfect snorkeling.

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    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5.5
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 08/04/2015
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