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Private Casa with Wifi, a/C by Xcacel Beach, a Hidden Gem Between Akumal & Tulum

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Ak Kun - Charming and Colorful Caribbean Home in the Riviera Maya of Mexico.

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Last updated: 12/03/2009

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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Akumal house description

Rated #1 under specialty housing for Akumal! Best vacation rental value between Akumal and Tulum - and it's not a condo. Stay where returning visitors want to be for the more authentic experience.

Ak Kun is a tropical retreat with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath nestled near Xcacel beach, just 5 minutes south of Akumal, in the heart of the Riviera Maya. During your stay at our casa 'Ak Kun' you have options! You can enjoy a laid-back vacation with local flavor in the town of Chemuyil with visits to Xcacel beach - or you can have an active holiday snorkeling in Akumal, diving, boating, dining, zip-lining, touring Mayan archaeological sites in Tulum and Coba, swimming in cenotes, visiting a local monkey preserve and the list goes on...

Our casa is a single family home in a cute Caribbean community with a 10-15 minute walk to Xcacel beach. Inside our home you will find gorgeous Mexican handcrafted furniture composed of local exotic hardwoods that are eco-friendly and Sealy pillowtop mattresses. The master bedroom features a king size bed, while the guest room offers a queen size (twins can be substituted, please inquire). Ak Kun has all the amenities of home, including a kitchen, dining area, sectional sofa for lounging, flat screen TV/DVD player and iPod docking station. The gated outdoor patio and courtyard allow for dining al fresco or a siesta in a hammock. The front of the house offers views of the jungle. Cenotes are on site and the lush flora and fauna will delight!

Ak Kun means 'turtle nest' in Mayan and is so named because Xcacel is where the turtles come to hatch on the beach each year during nesting season in the summer. Xcacel is a pure, secluded stretch of white sand set against the turquoise sea and has received honors as one of the finest beaches in all of Mexico. Enjoy a turtle walk at Xcacel or snorkel with the turtles in Akumal Bay, just a short 5 minute drive. Nearby Yal-Ku Lagoon also provides an aquarium-like setting for snorkeling in serene, crystal clear seas. The infamous Xel-Ha eco-park, where you take a lazy river ride or jump off a rope swing into the lagoon, is practically across the street!

Families, couples, golfers and dive/snorkel enthusiasts alike will enjoy the proximity to the following sites:

Xcacel Beach - 1/2 mile, it is possible to walk or drive, parking available
Cenotes(fresh water swimming) - 3 on-site and several nearby
Xel-Ha Lagoon - 1.5 miles
The Jungle Place Monkey Preserve - 1.5 miles
Akumal / Half Moon Bay / Yal-Ku Lagoon - 5 miles
Bahia Principe future golf course - 1 mile
Dos Ojos & Hidden Worlds Cenotes - 2 miles
Tulum ruins and pueblo - 15 miles
Xcaret Eco Theme Park - 22 miles
Playa del Carmen - 28 miles
Cancun airport - 1 hour, 15 minutes

As your hosts, we will do everything to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. We are able to offer ideas for things to do, provide suggestions and directions for trips and help budget any aspect to make this a perfect vacation.

If you are a frequent visitor or a family looking for an economical vacation, Chan Chemuyil provides the ideal vacation locale away from the mega-resorts. The recently renovated neighborhood of Chan Chemuyil is a charming international community. Our development of 234 single family homes are perfectly situated within walking distance (less than 10 minutes) to one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Riviera Maya - Xcacel Beach, a true hidden gem, set amongst popular tourist destinations. Our casa provides you with the comfort and privacy of your own home while placing you right in the heart of the Mayan Riviera.

*We have 14+ homes available for rent in the community which can accommodate large groups and provide alternate bed configurations. Please contact us for more information.

Keywords: House, casa, Akumal, Tulum, Xcacel, Chemuyil, casita, villa

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Will not rent to singles under 25....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • 1 King size bed with Sealy pillow-top mattress, 1 Queen size with Sealy pillow-top mattress. Twin or Single Beds available upon request in place of the queen or king....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • iPod docking station, Sealy pillowtop mattresses, purified drinking water, hair dryer, boogie board, snorkel masks, safe. For an extra fee - daily maid service and laundering....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                iPod docking station....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Flat screen LCD....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Small selection of DVD's included and rental store nearby in town of Chemuyil....moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Individually controlled A/C in each room with remote control. Fans are also remote control....moreless

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

                High thread count premium sheets on each bed....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Mobile Phone:

                Cell phone provided for local and emergency calls...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet:

                USB internet card included...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Local cook available per your request for an additional fee....moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                All new stainless appliances, full gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, blender, toaster....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Full size gas range...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Private, enclosed patio in back with a table, chairs and 2 family size hammocks....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Water Sports Gear:

                Snorkel masks and boogie board...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  Low Season ..... $80/night (4 night minimum)
                  May  1 - Nov 19 ... $450/wk or $80/night
                  Nov 20 - Apr 30  ... $660/wk
                  Dec 18 - Jan 9 . .. $900/wk
                  We accept credit card via PayPal (3% fee) or personal check.
                  Additional homes available to accommodate larger groups.
                  Inquire about current long term specials for 2+ week stays!
                  One week = 6 nights. 12% tax plus $200 fully refundable security deposit required.
                  

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                  Location

                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Cancun
                  0.75 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  La Palapa
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Gran Bahia Principe
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 307
                  0.75 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Pizzeria Leo
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Xcacel beach, walking distance

                  Car: Recommended

                  Walking distance to cenotes (sacred freshwater swimming holes). Several dive centers offering PADI-certified instructors in Akumal and Tulum, Snorkeling in Yal Ku lagoon, Xel Ha and X'Caret Ecological Parks, Swim with Dolphins, Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba, Muyil, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Hidden Worlds Cenotes, Dos Ojos Cavern and Cave Diving, Sian Ka'an Bioshpere reserve, Aktun Chen Cave Cenote, Beaches of Akumal, Xcacel, Xpu Ha, Soliman bay, Tankah and Tulum.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: Hola! Bienvenido a Ak Kun! I love to travel and seek warm, tropical destinations with fabulous beaches and lots of activities to occupy my restless nature. When I found this little casa in Chan Chemuyil I had to buy it because it is directly across from one of the top beaches in Mexico – Xcacel (pronounced ish-ka-sell). Xcacel is nearly a half mile crescent of perfect white sand and turquoise seas. The beach itself is a turtle sanctuary where you can view turtles hatching at night from May through October, and because of the preservation there, it is an undeveloped hidden gem.

                  Why the Owner Chose Akumal:
                  I bought Ak Kun because we finally found a place where my husband and I want to return again and again for our vacations because there is so much to see and do. The area offers amazing beaches and a vibrant culture. Within 5-10 minutes of Ak Kun you will find an array of fun filled sites to visit including Xcacel beach, Akumal Bay, Xel-Ha Ecopark, Yal Ku Lagoon, The Mayan Ruins of Tulum, Hidden Worlds zipline adventures, Dos Ojos Cenotes and Caverns, The Jungle Place Monkey Preserve, AkTun Chen Caves, Tulum beach, the pueblo of Chemuyil and SO MUCH MORE! Don’t even get me started on food because I am a total foodie and have eaten my way from Akumal to Tulum. You can find everything from seaside restaurants and upscale international fare to cheap, local authentic Mexican eateries. My personal favorites not to be missed are Pizzeria Leo’s and Loncheria El Parque in Chemuyil and Lucy’s shrimp tacos & ice cream and La Cueva Del Pescador in Akumal. At the latter you can get a fresh caught grouper entrée and refreshing margarita for less than $10 USD!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The community of Chan Chemuyil has 234 homes and is located a short walk across the street to Xcacel beach via a private gated path. There is also adequate parking at the beach if you prefer to drive over with your beach belongings. If you want to walk to the pueblo of Chemuyil at night for dinner or supplies, just bring a flashlight along. When you awake in the mornings you will enjoy neighborhood strolls to admire the flora and fauna of the jungle. Afterwards, the waves of Xcacel beach will beckon you to the gorgeous white sand and crystal clear waters for a day of leisure and relaxation. Our onsite property managers are a husband and wife team that have done this for many years. They are bilingual and readily available to help you with everything you need to know about the area and casa Ak Kun. They pride themselves on happy customers and will make your stay comfortable and worry-free. The drive from the Cancun Airport is approx. 1 hour, 15 minutes (about 60 miles). There are nearby grocery stores and markets for shopping. On the trip south from the airport on 307 you'll pass major chains in Playa Del Carmen, including Soriana, Chedraui, Wal-Mart and Mega. Another great option is San Franciso de Assis supermarket in Tulum, 10 minutes south of Chan Chemuyil on 307. In the pueblo of Chemuyil there is a large convenience store called the Super Pool Express and there are also many smaller local stores that will have basic necessities.


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                  • Ak Kun - Charming and Colorful Caribbean Home in the Riviera Maya of Mexico.

                    Ak Kun - Charming and Colorful Caribbean Home in the Riviera Maya of Mexico.

                  • Living room with TV for DVDs or Hulu & sofa sectional

                    Living room with TV for DVDs or Hulu & sofa sectional

                  • Master bedroom - king bedroom set and premium thread count linens

                    Master bedroom - king bedroom set and premium thread count linens

                  • Kitchen with full-size appliances and cooking supplies

                    Kitchen with full-size appliances and cooking supplies

                  • Ak Kun rear patio with privacy, table/chairs and hammocks in partial shade...

                    Ak Kun rear patio with privacy, table/chairs and hammocks in partial shade...

                  • Baptism at Xcacel Beach

                    Baptism at Xcacel Beach

                  • Turtle nesting at Xcacel Beach!

                    Turtle nesting at Xcacel Beach!

                  • Ziplines at Hidden Worlds - 2 miles south!

                    Ziplines at Hidden Worlds - 2 miles south!

                  • Chemuyil Beach - a hidden gem!

                    Chemuyil Beach - a hidden gem!

                  • Gran Bahia Principe Golf Resort - just 2 miles north!

                    Gran Bahia Principe Golf Resort - just 2 miles north!

                  • Tulum ruins - just 12 miles south!

                    Tulum ruins - just 12 miles south!

                  • Xel-Ha Water Park - just 1.5 miles south!

                    Xel-Ha Water Park - just 1.5 miles south!

                  • Living room with sofa sectional and dining area featuring eco-friendly furniture

                    Living room with sofa sectional and dining area featuring eco-friendly furniture

                  • Dining room table with local artwork from painter in Akumal.

                    Dining room table with local artwork from painter in Akumal.

                  • Guest bedroom - queen bedroom set with tropical decor and premium linens

                    Guest bedroom - queen bedroom set with tropical decor and premium linens

                  • Safe to store laptop and other valuables

                    Safe to store laptop and other valuables

                  • Xcacel Beach - this is paradise! You can walk to Xcacel from Ak Kun in ~10 min!

                    Xcacel Beach - this is paradise! You can walk to Xcacel from Ak Kun in ~10 min!

                  • Snorkeling with sea turtles in nearby Akumal Bay

                    Snorkeling with sea turtles in nearby Akumal Bay

                  • Sky Cycle at Hidden Worlds Cenote Park just 2 miles south!

                    Sky Cycle at Hidden Worlds Cenote Park just 2 miles south!

                  • Tropical fish & coral reef at nearby beaches where you can snorkel from shore!

                    Tropical fish & coral reef at nearby beaches where you can snorkel from shore!

                  • Several nearby ruins: Tulum, Ek Balam (here), Coba, etc

                    Several nearby ruins: Tulum, Ek Balam (here), Coba, etc

                  • Giant green sea turtle in Akumal Bay - just 5 miles north!

                    Giant green sea turtle in Akumal Bay - just 5 miles north!

                  • Large produce market in Vallodolid - many others in nearby pueblos!

                    Large produce market in Vallodolid - many others in nearby pueblos!

                  • Deep sea fishing available from numerous locations!

                    Deep sea fishing available from numerous locations!

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 50%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/03/2009
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