Ocean/Pool Level, Family Friendly, Playa Caribe Summer Special
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Akumal condo description
Rent for month of January at special price!
Playa Caribe Unit #2 on Half Moon Bay in Akumal, Mexico
(Also see Playa Caribe #3)
Great first-time and experienced snorkeling in Turtle Bay, Summer-fall turtle nesting and hatching. Walk to great restaurants, Yal Ku Lagoon is nearby. Centrally located and close to great golfing, many interesting parks and cenotes as well as many Mayan ruins. And Playa del Carmen is 30 minutes away for shopping, Tulum is 20 minutes away for fun eats and drinks
Keywords: Half Moon Bay in Akumal Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico (approximately 60 miles south of Cancun)
- On floor 1
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Sunken shower/bath, two steps down. See photos
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Reverse osmosis system provides drinkable water, Central air conditioning, Safe in master bedroom, Patio off main living area on pool deck, 2nd Bedroom has beach and pool access, 1 queen and 1 twin bed. Children friendly with TV and DVD in every room. Daily maid service, Very helpful receptionist for advice on where to go and what to do in the area...moreless
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Snorkeling in Half Moon Bay, Turtle nesting area on beach summer/fall, Walk to good restaurants, Walking distance to Yal Ku Lagoon, Centrally located to golfing, fishing, many interesting parks, cenotes, Mayan ruins, and Playa del Carmen is 30 minutes away for shopping, Tulum is 20 minutes away for fun eats and drinks...moreless
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Our family of 5, 1 yr to 57yrs all loved the Flakes condo. We arrived after dark and meandered the small windy road to the condo. Our first impression in the dark of Akumal was quaint, quiet & wonderful. On the way to the condo we passed a restaurant and people walking around. Felt totally safe to do the same the instant we were unloaded so we walked back to the restaurant and ate outside oceanfront. Cannot remember its name but can't miss it. It was as close to a relaxed feeling one can have after all day travel. We just sat & decompressed and were soooo happy to be there. We missed the grocery stores-saw them but didn't see how to get to them until we passed them so kept driving to Akumal thought we'd figure it out the next morning. Well Joyce who was a gem saved us with a welcome basket of snacks of fruit & coffee & a few other items so no problem. Right across the street was a little tiny establishment where we bought beer. We were set & hit a store the next day. First impression of condo was expressed by my daughter in law but felt by all " I LOVE IT!" As I said Joyce was a gem & made EVERYTHING easy! We had an amazing time. Condo exactly as it looks & CLEAN! Had maid(?) come to just clean floor of sand but she obviously takes pride in her job & kept cleaning till whole thing was good as new! Read complaints about a ruin next door. Evidently it needs torn down but what a shame. We loved it also. Gave us something to dream about. Buying it & refurbishing lol! The reef is rocky but once you pick your way out snorkeling was fun. We didn't see alot of fish but in the bay out front (half moon bay) & the next bay (Akumal bay) we swam with turtles. We snorkeled Yal-Ku lagoon. It would be no problem walking to it but with a one yr old and since we had a car we drove. Saw alot of fish, a jelly fish, barracuda..Sounds like some were unhappy there-not us. Great time! Not much shopping but enough to keep busy half a day maybe. We were only there for three nights two days but they were action packed. Went to Tulum for groceries. Went back the next day & drove the beach road. Shopped & ate on the shore at a very good place. There were lots of restaurants so take your pick. Driving was fine! Not the horror stories of reviews. We ate at 4 restaurants in Akumal. The others were by the arch one to the right one on the beach. 1 across the hiway. Breakfast w/locals! All yummy! Laid back town. Go there to RELAX & EXPLORE safely! Thank you Joyce!
- Guest Veronica (Kimball, NE.)
- Date of stay 01/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/17/13
Happy guestGuest comment entered by owner
Joyce, We had such an awesome time! So much so, I was going to email you about our next hopeful trip back :) . We had stayed in the all inclusive "akumal beach resort" last year, and although very pleasant, we loved your place so much more! It almost had a "lake house feel" bc everything we really needed was there. We arrived on July 4th, and being from texas, you always have to grill on the 4th of July. Although it was slightly drizzling, Augustin happily delivered the grill. We were able to grill our own burgers, on a beautiful beach in mexico, on the 4th! It was great. We made two trips to the Chaudril and it had everything we needed. My only suggestion would be darker bedroom curtains, and a bigger dvd selection, but that's just being picky :). We loved your place, and I'll be contacting you shortly for our next stay. Thanks for everything,
- Guest Jodi
- Date of stay 07/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/22/12
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful family get-away. My husband, two kids and I needed a relaxing, tropical paradise to end the cold school year in Colorado. We truly felt at home in this condo and with the beach or pool just steps from our door, everyone could be together and yet enjoy whatever they wanted. The condo itself was in a great location and was very nice with everything we could possibly need. We slept great and played all day long. It was a short but great walk to a couple of restaurants and we also enjoyed staying at at our cozy condo and making fresh guacamole and tacos.....perfection. We will be back!!!!
- Guest Erin (Boulder, CO)
- Date of stay 05/30/12
- Review Submitted 06/16/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, sightseeing, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks so much for the review. We always love to hear that people had a great vacation and enjoyed the condo. We look forward to your return.
lookin to vacation
lookin to vacation
Wow, I just got back from paradise. I have never found a condo like this. This ground floor, beach/ocean/pool front unit has it all. It is beautifully decorated, fully equipped (even an electric portable bbq),has filtered clean running water, exquisite beds, sheets and towels, security, daily maid service and the friendliest staff I have ever met. There is truly no way any vacationer with or without children would not rave about this unit. Yes, this is the needle in the haystack that we are all always looking for and thou I rarely right reviews want to share my good find with all the other travelers out there looking for that ideal spot to e-mail home about. Akumal is about 1 hour south of the Cancun airport in the heart of the Yucatan. The town itself is a hidden jewel boasting of 2 beautiful sand lined bays filled to the brink with crystal clear, clean, warm water that makes you feel like you are snorkeling in an aquarium. The Playa Caribe Complex is located at the apex of Half Moon Bay which allows you not only a beach front view but the Caribbean Ocean is literally a few steps away off your back patio. We spent endless hours discovering the sea life both big and small but brag about swimming with the turtles, touching an octopus, and joining in with a school of parrot fish just to name a few. The bay allows both water lovers and non lovers to enjoy the experience. For all of you out there that enjoy great fresh food right on the beach with the ocean sound as your backdrop and the absence of crowds or long lines then this is your eden. For those of you that like to venture a bit the abundant activities of the Yucatan including: Tulum, Hidden Worlds, Xcarat, Golfing, Horseback or ATV riding, boogie boarding, etc, etc., oh yea and shopping in Playa De Carmen are all within a 30min or less drive. I am home now and having the pool and the beach steps from my patio door are just a memory but my husband still makes me an occasional margarita. Enjoy and Live everyday!
- Guest lookin to vacation (Camas, Wa)
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 09/02/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
Low season, 2014 - price rate for two-bedroom is $180, one bedroom is $145 US Specials for April 13 thru Dec 20,2013 - Buy 6 nights, get the 7th FREE Holiday season rates - Dec 21 thru Jan 4 - 2 bedroom $375 per night, no discounts High season 2014 - Jan 5 thru April 19 - 2 bedroom $265 per night, 1 bedroom $225 Low season 2014 - April 20 thru Dec 18 - 2 bedroom $180 per night, 1 bedroom $145 Specials for 2014 - April 20 thru Dec 18 - Buy 6 nights, get the 7th FREE Lodging taxes have been absorbed into our nightly rates
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Year Purchased: 1999
Why the Owner Chose Akumal:
This is a perfect place to bring our children and grandchildren for a great time. They love it for their annual vacation. They have many memorable occasions here
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View of pool and ocean from Unit #2 patio
Playa Caribe Unit #2 - Living area
Well equipped kitchen
Unit #3 Master bedroom with sliding door access to pool and ocean
Unit #2 - second bedroom 1queen bed, 1 twin bed
Shower in Unit #2 (2 steps down)
View from Unit #2 patio
Sunrise from patio of Unit #2
Beach looking north from Playa Caribe
Turtles beginning to come out of nest in front of condo in August, 2011
View to the north from Unit #2 patio
Unit #2 Master bedroom
Shower in main bathroom
Unit #2 second bedroom with sliding door access to pool and ocean
View from Unit #2 patio
Sunrise from Unit #2 deck
Pool location, Unit #3 on left, Unit #2 on right
Snorkeling in Yal Ku Lagoon
Face to face with a turtle in Half Moon Bay
Turtles coming out of nest
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