Amazing Ocean View, 1 Bedroom Condo, with 2 Pools
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Akumal condo description
This is a beachfront ocean view paradise. Whether you snorkel or dive just a few steps outside your door in Half Moon Bay (the snorkeling in front is incredible!) or take a leisurely walk to nearby Yal Ku Lagoon to swim with its abundant fish and sea turtles; or just want to take a quick dip in the pool between relaxed reading on the beach you’ll enjoy this conveniently located condominium in South Akumal on the Mayan Rivera.
Our condominium has one of the best views in Akumal, perched on the north point of Half Moon Bay. This oceanfront condo has large tinted glass walls facing the sea, providing an awesome view from the living room, kitchen and dining room.
There is a full kitchen with utensils, daily maid service and fresh drinking water.
The ocean side tanning area is pure sand maintained by a retaining wall at water's edge. There are thatched shade umbrellas and chaise lounges on the sand making a very nice tanning area. Some of the best snorkeling is right off the condos on the north end of the bay. A small pool is located just off the beach, cool off after sunbathing.
Nearby another excellent snorkeling opportunity awaits in Yal ku lagoon which is just a 5 minute walk away. Before you get to Yal ku you will pass Que Onda Italian restaurant serving fresh pasta, Italian specialties, fine wines and yummy deserts. A convenience store is by the parking lot in front of the condos for last minute items. Farther south down the north Akumal road are more restaurants, convenience stores, La Buena Vida bar/restaurant and their dive shop, and finally the heart of Akumal at Akumal Bay. There you will find grocery stores, gift shops, Lol ha beach bar and restaurant, two dive shops, and of course, famous Akumal main beach. Both Akumal main beach and Half Moon Bay are famous for marine turtles who can usually be seen on any given snorkeling session.
The beautiful Tulum Ruins are only 20 minutes drive, there are several local cenotes 5 minutes away.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- DVD Player
- Computer Available
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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Excellent week of R & R
Excellent week of R & R
My wife and I just spent a week in AKUMAL on Half Moon bay. This 1 bed room condo was perfect in every way for our needs. It's in a quiet area, right in front of this wonderful natural aquarium allowing us to go snorkeling at all time of day (and night if you dare to). The location cannot be better for a nice relaxing vacation. Everything you need you have in the condo. Staff is friendly and helpful, cleaning service is efficient. You just need to bring your bathing suit and voilà ...enjoy and relax. Thank's Doreen for renting your piece of paradise.
- Guest John C. (St Lambert, Quebec)
- Date of stay 03/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
We stayed here last July and have been meaning to write a review, and am just getting to it. We have stayed in Akumal many times and really loved everything here at this property. The staff was very helpful and very attentive, and not to mention, super nice. The property and grounds were very clean and well maintained. We felt very welcome here and would come back for sure. The snorkeling just outside of the unit is probably the best in Akumal. We are not the all inclusive type, and cannot stand big corporate touristy places. We loved it here and will come back again. P.S. Check out the little kitchen near the Akumal Bay parking lot. Great Tacos and breakfast. We ate here all the time for a quick, tasty, meal. Also try pescadores for good fresh fish and amazing margs. We shop for groceries in Playa Del Carmen or in Tulum. Great prices.
- Guest Rome (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
- Date of stay 07/06/10
- Review Submitted 04/20/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
What a wonderful treat to spend a week in a beautiful condo with amazing views. The snorkeling is awesome right in front of the condo. There are many great side trips to take that are only a short ride away. We would highly recommend this condo to any of our friends and family.
- Guest Tammie (maryland)
- Date of stay 03/30/11
- Review Submitted 04/08/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
The unit was great! Very very very quiet place. The pool on the way to the unit was great. This place has this quaint feeling. Staff are really nice too. Seriously, I aint talking this up. We were even at a resort for a week prior to our stay here and we liked this place much better! Water was there in the unit as well as all the amenities. We stayed there with our two children. One stayed on the futon while the other on the cushions. This was a really great place. Snorkeling out front? True! I recommend you go in the mornings before the winds pick up too. You see coral and fish. You can even go snorkeling at the place about 7 minutes walk called Yakul Lagoon which has a lot more fish but no coral due to the freshwater. This Half Moon Bay is really nice. The Akumal main beach is about 25 minutes walk or you can take a taxi...but do NOT miss this main beach. Beautiful. Kids loved the Mango smoothies from Turtle Bay Cafe near the main entrance to Akumal!
- Guest Stefan_HAC77971 (Edgewood, WA)
- Date of stay 01/01/11
- Review Submitted 02/16/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
A Perfect Place For Us
A Perfect Place For Us
My husband and I recently stayed at this condo and absolutely loved it! Our only regret is that we only stayed for four days (if the dates are available for our next trip to the Riviera Maya, we'd want to stay here much longer!). There was daily maid service, and the gentlemen at the front desk were extremely helpful (given our elementary Spanish skills!). The grounds are shared with the La Sirena complex, and the landscaping and pool area are just amazing. (We spotted large iguanas and a cotimundi...very cool!) The snorkeling right outside the complex is great..we rented fins from a place down the road and brought our own masks and snorkels and went out every day. (You're right around the corner from Yal-Ku lagoon also.) The condo itself is part of a small group...I think we counted 11 in total...) and all units have floor to ceiling front windows...we ate breakfast in front of them each morning. We had no problems at all with the temperature. There's a brand-new air-conditioner in the bedroom, which we never ran, and the place has excellent airflow...if you open the back slider, the window between the bedroom and the living area, and the front vent windows, it's like a little wind tunnel...great cross-breeze! The kitchen is very well-appointed..even down to the tupperware to keep the ants out of your sweets! (They are EVERYWHERE in Mexico, so just make sure to keep everything sealed up or in the fridge, and you'll have no problems!) The plumbing was also some of the best we encountered while in Mexico; it was the ONLY place we stayed that never had any issues. Make sure to head up to the roof to check out the sunset...breathtaking! We walked to town at least once everyday (the loncheria is fantastic!) and didn't find it overtaxing-it's all flat, and there are shady spots along the way. Also, conveniently, there is a mini-mart and two restaurants about halfway to town, so if you just need some beer for the fridge or some snacks (we actually found ingredients for a small dinner at the mini-mart) or want to hit a happy-hour, there's options right around the corner. I would recommend bringing a head-lamp or small flashlight for the walk back to the condo in the evening, not really for security, but to be able to see the potholes! Overall, this was an amazing place, and I really miss falling asleep and waking up to the sound of crashing waves...hopefully we'll be able to get back there soon!
- Guest Montana Skiers (Whitefish)
- Date of stay 11/03/10
- Review Submitted 12/01/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Absolute Comfort in Paradise!
Absolute Comfort in Paradise!
I have been to Akumal on several occasions and this condo was PERFECT for our needs. We were very happy with the plentiful amenities provided in this comfortable space. Everything you could possibly need for cooking there if you like, Ipod dock/speakers for in-condo use, clean and comfortable bed and futon as well as the bedding, towels, etc. The maid service is wonderful, as usual, as is the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. The condo owner was so very helpful with the planning and execution of our reservation and certainly made our stay all the more enjoyable, addressing any questions we had once we arrived via email! We absolutely loved our stay in Akumal, the "Place of the Turtles", as it is called! So many things to do and see just there in the village! Yet it is close to Tulum as well as Playa Del Carmen for more adventure! However, knowing how relaxing and comforting our "home" was, we often just enjoyed hangin' out there after an evening out. I highly recommend this condo for anyone wanting to wake up, look out the window and drink in what is truly one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit!
- Guest MANGO (Columbus, Ohio USA)
- Date of stay 04/18/10
- Review Submitted 07/13/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Just home from a week's stay here. The condo was very comfortable and had everything I could ask for. It was hard to decide where to start the day, however. Would it be just sitting by the windows enjoying the amazing view, down on the beach listening to the breeze ripple through the palms, or in the garden area poolside? The property is very clean, quiet and well maintained. There are numerous activities on site as well as nearby. The staff is very friendly and more than happy to be of help in any way. I saw the biggest brain coral I've ever seen snorkeling in the bay in front of the condo, as well as numerous fish. Akumal Bay just up the road has a wonderful sea turtle population. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.
- Guest Pallee (USA)
- Date of stay 04/29/10
- Review Submitted 05/07/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Hot Hot Hot
Hot Hot Hot
My husband and I were in Akumal last October and stayed here. When I was searching for a place one thing that is a must is air Conditioning, Needless to say when we arrived it was hotter then usual, mid 90’s. What was called an air conditioner was in the bedroom was nothing more then a swamp cooler. In order to keep it going we were up 3 to 4 times in the night to dump the water out of it. The ceiling fans had only one speed…slow! It was so hot I was unable to cook anything! Both of the couch’s in the front room are uncomfortable, really uncomfortable. The bed was ok, really firm but fine. It is my understanding that a real air conditioner has been put in the bedroom but If you are expecting a condo that will remain cool, below 80 this is not the place. The condo is very clean and the maid was fantastic. The view speaks for itself…BEAUTIFUL!!! The main pool is also beautiful. And of course the price is right. If the entire condo was air conditioned I would rent again (and be willing to pay more) but we come in October and it can be really hot and VERY HUMID!
- Guest J Hereford (Portland, Or)
- Date of stay 10/22/09
- Review Submitted 03/16/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
After reading the other review listed we were somewhat concerned about the possibility that this rental would be too hot. That was not true however. Actually it was very comfortable even without all of the windows, doors and ceiling fans on. With the constant breeze it got quite cool at times in there. The open, screened windows in front,and back and door on the small patio provide plenty of freash air anytime during the day. We loved the place, very relaxing. It was clean, well maintained and the owner answered all of or questions. The location is great, as you can see by the photos but the road in there leave a lot to be desired. It seeems like the property owners do the upkeep and repair on the road so if there are areas with no homes, there is basically a rutted dirt path. The snorkeling in the lagoon, in front of the condo and Akumal Bay is awesome, lots of fish,rays and some sea turtles. The restaurants that we tried were very good and the 2 groceries near the arch coming in from rt.307 have just about anything you could need. It is central to a lot of sightseeing but you definitely need a car. We would recommend this place to anyone and can't wait to go back ourselves. The only thing we would change if it were ours would be to add some window treatments of some kind to the big front windows. More for privacy at night than anything else.
- Guest senorgator (New milford,ct,usa)
- Date of stay 02/13/10
- Review Submitted 02/23/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Keep in mind while reading this, if this place had full air conditioning, this two star rating would be a five. Stunning view, great snorkeling, Ana, the maid was very sweet. It was quiet, peaceful, but unbearably hot. No air conditioning in the main living area and the windows, which were literally burning hot to the touch, acted like a green house. Temp inside with all windows open and a stiff breeze outside we estimate to be in the mid 90's in December. Maybe in the summer when the sun is higher and doesn't shine directly in the windows, the place isn't so hot. With a full kitchen, we had plans to cook our meals but were unable because of the extreme heat. With all the windows closed it had to be 100 degrees inside. We stopped and looked at another place on the same beach that had no air-conditioning. It was easily 15 degrees cooler and quite comfortable inside.We even considered losing our pre-paid rent and getting another place.The bedroom does have air, but you have to empty water out of the air conditioner every 2-3 hours or it stops working and we could never get the temp below 78 in the bedroom even with the air-conditioning at full blast. The pool and gardens are pretty and pristine and were never crowded. There was WIFI but we had to carry our laptop down to the office area to get a signal. There are several good restaurants in walking distance. Yal Ku Lagoon is right around the corner and has beautiful artwork, clear water and big parrot-fish. We really liked the area and think this condo would be a great place to stay if they could just get the heat under control. We could not stay in the main living area at all, even at night. I was disappointed because the place is so lovely, and I was really looking forward to our stay, but I was unable to get refreshed even after a cold shower. We did spend 4 nights at another hotel which was comfortable temperature-wise. Sorry, I hate to give less than positive reviews but I need to be honest. Not sure why there is no other feedback about this place. People tend to leave positive feedback and don't like to say anything negative. Maybe no one wanted to say anything about the heat. But it would have been nice to know before we rented.
- Guest rivieramayalover (Hampton, Virginia, USA)
- Date of stay 12/07/09
- Review Submitted 12/26/09
Aug 02-Nov 15 .. $ 85/night Nov 16-Dec 20 .. $95/night Dec 15-Jan 05 .. $220/night Jan 06-Apr 30 .. $120/night May 1 02-Aug 01 .. $100/night
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: My husband, my thirteen year old daughter and I live in Portland, Oregon. The very first time I went to Akumal I absolutely fell in love with it. I never thought I would want to own proprty In Mexico and then I discoverd the Yucatan and the Carribean. A owner of the property where we were staying told me the condo was for sale, Three month later I flew down to take ownership.
Why the Owner Chose Akumal:
The ocean view is absolutely amazing and I love the two swimming pools. I can't get enough of the snokeling directly out front.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Once again the view are what make this condo so charming. I made a staind glass window in Portland and hauled it down with me to add to the charm. All the pictures were hand chosen to reresent the area and fit in to the environment. I have done all I can to make it personal and comfortable with out feeling like you are in someone elses home.
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our beach view at end of Half Moon Bay
Dining with a view
NE view from sitting room
Sunset from the roof
lunch under the palapa
king size bed
Hanging out on Beach in front of condo
View from Living room, dining room and kitchen
our private beach
our path into ocean leading to great snorkeling
Sunset from Living room
Ceiling to floor windows
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