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25% Off Uniquely Private Oceanfront Villa in Akumal, Casa Caribe

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Last updated: 11/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Akumal villa description

Anchored on the rocky coastline of an ancient coral reef, within a short walking distance of two beautiful white sand beaches on the Caribbean sea, the villa, Casa Caribe offers all the traditional charm of Mexico; red tiled roofs, the rustle of palm leaves in the sea breeze, and riotous stars, all with the breathtaking view of the ocean or jungle from every window.

Hop on a plane to Cancun, rent a car, and drive one hour south to Akumal, and find yourself in the low key paradise you've been looking for. Does swimming or snorkeling in an aquarium sound good? A few minutes walk to Yalku Lagoon is recommended on a daily basis to refresh your sense of natural living.

There's world class snorkeling and scuba diving anywhere along the 250 mile reef; some of the best right out the back door! It won't take long to find a sea turtle in the water or a nest on the shore, as Akumal means 'Place of the Turtle' in Mayan. While you're sipping a 'cold one,' and munching on chips, homemade salsa, and ceviche, the kids will discover the pizza parlor and ice cream vendor.

Akumal,with it's beautiful beaches, is small, clean, environmentally aware, and just minutes away from Mayan ruins, caves, underground rivers, golf courses, and jungle explorations. Dive shops, great restaurants, and a grocery store are walking distance from the house. This is the land of white sugar sand, reef outcroppings, and exotic wildlife, set on the turquoise coast of your dreams!

Casa Caribe is a two story, walled villa, offering security and complete privacy. The main house is 2500 square feet and decorated in Mexican-style, with beautiful, hand-carved furniture and original artwork. The master is upstairs, with oceanside balcony and roof viewing. The other two bedrooms and adjoining baths, are downstairs, along with the living room, dining room, and full kitchen. The furnished back porch is seaside and private, while the front garden/patio has a pool and large deck area with arbor, lounge chairs, and gas grill. The guest house at the front of the property is one bedroom with adjoining bath, living room, and small kitchen, and can sleep an additional three people. This is a wonderful home for a family or group of friends, with ceiling fans throughout, air conditioned bedrooms, maid service six days a week, and a gardener/handy man at your service.

Hot sun, cool shade, beautiful beaches, and sea breeze in abundance... Sound good? Get in touch with us....

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                master upstairs...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              • Casita : 1 double


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


              Other Amenities

                  • Air Conditioned bedrooms, Linens and beach towels provided, Pool with privacy, Cook available on request, Maid Service 6 days per week, Gardener/Handy Man, bottled drinking water provided, Safe for valuables, Ceiling fans, high chair, wireless internet, satellite TV...moreless


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Oceanfront

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Air Conditioning:

                        all bedrooms only...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove


                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included


                              Write a review 4.9
                              from 7 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                              7 night min stay


                              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Jan 4 - Apr 25, 2015
                              4 night min stay

                              Apr 26 - Aug 16, 2015
                              4 night min stay

                              Aug 17 - Nov 21, 2015
                              4 night min stay

                              Nov 22 - Dec 18, 2015
                              4 night min stay

                              Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
                              7 night min stay


                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Taxes Included


                              Maximum of 10 guests (9 in beds) - 10th on a sofa.

                              *Take 25% off published price excluding Holidays though Dec 31, 2014

                              Rates are for 6 people total. Add an additional $150 per person over a total of 6 and up to a total of 10 max

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                              Last updated: 11/14/2014
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                              • Akumal Bay View on map

                                Great beach for swimming or snorkeling. Sea turtles can be found daily, grazing on the sea grass. Great palapa bar called Lol Ha on sight for food and drinks. Small fishing boats ar anchored in the ba

                              • Half Moon Bay View on map

                                Beautiful white sand beach. Great for snorkeling. The reef here is abundant. Fun palapa beach bar and restaruant on site called La Buena Vida, with swings at the bar and tree house seating.

                              • Yal Ku Lagoon View on map

                                Entrance of the fresh, underground water to the ocean. Fish love it here and there are tons of them! Great for first time snorkelers. There is a $5 donation which is well worth the price.

                              • Xcacel View on map

                                Turtle santuary about 10 minutes drive south of Akumal. Deserted beach great for swimming and good snorkeling at the north end. Nice cenote on the south end. You may be the only ones here! $5 donation

                              • Xpuha View on map

                                Another beautiful white sand beach with great swimming and snorkeling about a 10 minute drive north of Akumal. Water sports here as well. Nice palapa bar with good food and drinks.

                              • El Paraiso View on map

                                Awsome beach and palapa bar in Tulum, about a 20 minute drive south of Akumal, but well worth the time. One of the most beautiful beaches around.

                              • Zama View on map

                                One of our favorite spots to eat with a super view of the Caribean. It's in Tulum, which is about a 20 minute drive south of Akumal. The food here is delicious! There are also Mayan ruins here.

                              60 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              1 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Bahia Principe
                              0.25 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay

                              Car: Recommended

                              Snorkeling & Scuba Diving, Sunbathing, Mayan Ruins, Kid's club, Cenotes, Bars, Discos (Playa Del Carmen), Ecological Center, Biosphere, Turtle Walks, Jungle Walks, Cozumel, Dolphin interaction, Eco Parks, Caving, Dive Shops and scuba instruction


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2000

                              About the owner: I am Denise Koval and I have been a horticulturist for 35 years and enjoy all the organic sciences. My husband, Roger Burton is a sales consultant and a musician here in Dallas, Texas. We enjoy the tropics, especially the tropical oceans. We are restored with beautiful, natural settings, the sound of the wind and waves, and the flora and fauna. We spend a good deal of our tropical time walking beaches and swimming the coral reefs. We love the food of the tropics; fresh seafood, fruit, and vegetables. We are facinated with different cultures, traditions, cuisine, and don't mind the challenge of a new language.

                              Why the Owner Chose Akumal:
                              We chose Akumal, Mexico for it's quite village atmosphere. Akumal has only a single line of homes along the water, the georgous Caribean Sea, and the 5th largest barrier reef in the world just off shore. We find the Mayans sweet, serving, and generous by nature. Their culture and architecture are fastinating. We can still find a deserted beach, yet enjoy so many conveniences. Until you've seen the Milky Way on a moonless night or the Persaides meteor shower on a late summer evening, you have missed something large. And then there are things as simple as moonlight on water and the rustle of palm leaves with your toes in the sand.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                              Casa Caribe is a fully modernized, 40 year old home designed by one of the Yucatan's most famous architects, Jose Moreno. Some of the walls of the house and the pool deck are constructed from smooth coral rocks gathered from the site. The entire ocean side of the house, upstairs and down is glass doors that open to allow the sea breeze and the sound of the waves in. On a mild day you can walk out the back door and go for a swim over Dick's reef or walk a few doors north and swim the reef at Half Moon Bay, or take a 10 minute stroll to Akumal Bay and swim with the turtles or just relax on the beautiful white sand beach. There is a Mayan village very close by, small grocery stores, delightfully quaint restaurants, and a farmers market in the town square. Our staff has been with us for many years and will see that your stay is enjoyable. Whether you never leave the house, or travel out to explore ruins, cenotes, beaches, the jungle or the eco parks of the area, you are sure to have marvelous memories.

                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

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                              • Casa Caribe back patio

                                Casa Caribe back patio

                              • Casa Caribe stairway, dining room and kitchen

                                Casa Caribe stairway, dining room and kitchen

                              • View of the rocks and ocean from our balcony

                                View of the rocks and ocean from our balcony

                              • View of Casa Caribe from ocean side

                                View of Casa Caribe from ocean side

                              • Casa Caribe dining room and kitchen

                                Casa Caribe dining room and kitchen

                              • Tulum beach

                                Tulum beach

                              • Sunrise from the star gazing roof / sun deck

                                Sunrise from the star gazing roof / sun deck

                              • Fun at the beach

                                Fun at the beach

                              • fun in the water

                                fun in the water

                              • entry


                              • Casita


                              • Casa Caribe Pool and Garden area

                                Casa Caribe Pool and Garden area

                              • Casa Caribe living room

                                Casa Caribe living room

                              • Casa caribe master bedroom

                                Casa caribe master bedroom

                              • Downstairs bedroom 2

                                Downstairs bedroom 2

                              • Downstairs bedroom 1

                                Downstairs bedroom 1

                              • Akumal sunrise

                                Akumal sunrise

                              • Snorkeling in the cenote

                                Snorkeling in the cenote

                              • Small sea turtle in Akumal Bay

                                Small sea turtle in Akumal Bay

                              • parking and casita

                                parking and casita

                              • walking the beach

                                walking the beach

                              • sailboat from the patio

                                sailboat from the patio

                              • Casita


                              VRBO #20772

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                              This listing was first published here in 2003.

                              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                              $314 - $786 per night (USD)

                              4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 11/14/14
                              Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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                              Member since: 2003
                              Speaks: english
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