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Feel at Home in Comfortable Surroundings with Welcoming Hospitality - One Bedroom Garden Apartment

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Akumal guest house description

Sheltered behind a gated limestone wall, a garden of green palms and brilliant hibiscus and bright flowering bougainvillea, invites repose beside tinkling fountain waters. The townhouse, on the right side of the wide plant filled courtyard can be rented as a three bedroom home or it can be divided into a one bedroom and two bedroom apartment, each with full kitchen and dining areas. Each suite is uniquely decorated to provide a comfortable homelike atmosphere. A palapa roofed balcony on the upper level looks out over the garden, while the lower level opens directly onto the central courtyard with a garden terrace at the front.

The entrance faces a natural park across a quiet lane away from traffic, around the corner from the entrance to Yalku Lagoon and a convenient 250 meters from the beach on Half Moon Bay with La Lunita Restaurant and La Buena Vida Beach Bar on the water. Akumal Bay and the commercial center are a short two kilometers down the beach road.

Here in Akumal we respect our neighbor species. We don't swim with captive dolphins penned in artificial canals. Instead we can swim out into Akumal Bay to watch the giant sea turtles graze among the sea grass in their natural environment. They tolerate humans as long as we don't approach too close. In summer at night turtles climb onto the beaches of Akumal's three bays to lay their eggs in the sand. Throughout the summer months one may encounter their protected nests,

Guests at Casa Gatos have discounted entry to Yalku Lagoon, a natural habitat where many species of colorful tropical fish swim in the crevices of the collapsed cenotes feeding into the lagoon.

To help you stay fit and healthy while on your vacation, we have added a Fitness Center for our guests with various exercise machines. Another feature popular with our guests is the sunning area and shaded area beneath the tented gazebo in the rooftop terrace garden..

One Bedroom Garden Apartment: Akumal, Quintana Roo Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 805622ha

Bright and cheerful, this one bedroom apartment has an open area floor plan, with large sunlit rooms and many windows to catch the breeze. The rear bed sitting room has a queen bed and a single bed in a separate alcove. There is a futon sofa for viewing satellite T.V. or reading, which can also be utilized for extra sleeping arrangements. The front consists of a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast counter, sunny dining area and conversation lounge. The Palapa-shaded balcony off the kitchen is one of the best features of this unit. Guests can enjoy breakfast or lunch out here, relax in the afternoons or have an early evening cocktail overlooking the garden. This apartment is distinctively furnished with Animal themed art and artifacts, charming and whimsical. Although the rooms are all air conditioned, many guests prefer to just open the windows and enjoy the breeze. Our guests can exercise daily in our new fitness center before relaxing on the rooftop terrace garden.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 86 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House


      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Daily Maid Service
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff


      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


      Other Amenities

          • Our recently added Fitness Room has been outfitted with a treadmill, weight machine, rowing machine and elliptical machine. The roof garden features sun lounges and a tented gazebo for shade with a double couch that can fold out into a bed for relaxing in the shade....moreless


          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Arboretum
          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Synagogues
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          Location Type

          • Beach
          • Near The Ocean
          • Resort
          • Village

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Paragliding
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Spelunking
          • Surf Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Dining:

            A foldout table and 4 chairs and breakfast counter...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Activities Guide
          • Air Conditioning
          • Alarm Clock
          • Basic Soaps
          • Bottled Water
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Treadmill Weight machine Rowing machine Elliptical machine ...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Local Maps
          • Paper Towels
          • Parking
          • Parking On Street
          • Safe
          • Telephone
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided
          • Wireless Internet


          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Grill
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Balcony
          • Beach Chairs
          • Beach Towels
          • Beach Umbrellas
          • Deck / Patio
          • Gated Community
          • Golf:

            The Bahia Principe 27 hole golf course is located just three miles south of Akumal....moreless

          • Large Cooler
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Furniture
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Porch Furniture
          • Terrace
          • Yard

          Building Type

              • Villa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Terraced


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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          100 Holiday Season
                          Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          100 High Season
                          Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • VAT Tax Rate 16%
                          • Stay Tax * 3%

                          * This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.


                          Payment accepted by Master Card, VISA or Discovery Card

                          Standard Rate: Townhouse = $165.00/night; #103 = $130.00/night; #102 = $115.00/night

                          Holiday (15/12/2014 - 04/01/2015) Rate: Townhouse = $280.00/night; #103 = $230.00/night; #102 = $200.00/night

                          High Season (05/01/2015 - 01/05/2015) Rate: Townhouse = $205.00/night; #103 = $155.00/night; #102 = $140.00/night

                          50% Deposit required with reservation. Balance due one month before arrival date.

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                          Last updated: 10/24/2014
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                          100 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          La Buena Vida
                          6 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Bahia Principe
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Carretera 307
                          0.01 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Que Onda
                          0.25 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Half Moon Bay

                          Car: Recommended

                          At the heart of the Riviera Maya, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, lies the quaint resort town of Akumal. It is nothing like the indistinguishable all-inclusive resorts that offer pampered isolation from their surroundings. Strung along three reef-protected shallow bays, in the midst of untold miles of underwater caves, it is a paradise for diving, fishing, snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. It's convenient for exploring nearby Mayan ruins, colonial cities, contemporary Maya villages and jungle nature reserves. The house sits on a quiet lane facing a natural park in the residential neighborhood of North Akumal, within a minute's walk of the entrances to Yalku Lagoon and the beach at Half Moon Bay. Akumal also offers world class Yoga, and massages, nine restaurants and three dive centres, boutiques and stores. Day trips take you to Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Coba, Tulum, Sian Kaan, Xel Ha, Hidden Worlds, X-caret, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Cancun, Isla Mujeres; overnight to Merida or Holbox.

                          Other Activities: Swimming with sea turtles, Cave diving, Eco-Tours

                          Golf: The Riviera Maya is a golfer's paradise. In Akumal, less than a mile south of the entrance, lies the world class Bahia Principe Golf Course, 18 hole par 72 (Robert Tent Jones design). Puerto Aventuras Golf Course is ten miles north, 9 hole. Playacar Golf Course just south of Playa del Carmen about 20 miles, 18 hole par 72 (Robert Van Hagge design). North of Playa del Carmen are Mayacoba Golf Course 18 hole par 72 (Greg Norman design) and Iberostar Golf Course 18 hole par 72 (P.B. Dye design).


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2002

                          About the owner: After visiting Akumal yearly over a twenty year span in order to enjoy the opportunities for open water and cave diving in the area, we began to plan for our retirement. So, in 2002 we purchased Casa Gatos, and when we retired eight years later packed our cats into our cars and shipped our possessions in a twenty foot container to this quaint and laid back resort community on the Caribbean Coast. We didn't undertake the move lightly, leaving behind all that was familiar to live in a foreign country among people that we only knew casually from short vacation trips. It proved to be the best decision we could have made. Akumal is such a friendly and welcoming place, we felt immediately at home. Maintaining the property and taking care of our guests gives us just enough to do. And what has made this the best experience for us is our guests. We enjoy meeting and interacting with people from all over North, South and Central America and Europe. It has added just the right amount of spice to our lives.

                          Why the Owner Chose Akumal:
                          The Caribbean Coast of Mexico with its clear and beautiful waters and interesting reefs coupled with a reputation as the safest region of Mexico has seen a surge in tourism, Akumal has been unique in having avoided the explosive growth that transformed Cancun and Playa del Carmen into mega resort cities. It has retained its character as a quiet and laid back village paradise even in high season. Neighbors walk their dogs every morning, run or jog, dive or snorkel when they want or laze around on the beach. There is still more green than concrete here and you would never mistake Akumal for Fort Lauderdale or Miami. Beyond leisure activities, there is access to the historic sites of the great age of Maya Civilization and the Spanish Colonial Cities of the Yucatan Peninsula, with Southern Mexico, .Belize and Guatamala within an easy distance for slightly longer trips.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
                          To sit on the terrace surrounded by the beauty of the garden and the soothing music of the water trickling over the rocks of the fountain is the great bonus of living in Casa Gatos. We have so enjoyed it that we added a garden to the roof, where we can enjoy the sun and breeze, surrounded by cacti, agave and yucca plants. We also added a fitness room.

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                          • Casa Gatos

                            Casa Gatos

                          • Fountain


                          • 102 View toward Kitchen

                            102 View toward Kitchen

                          • 102 Bedroom

                            102 Bedroom

                          • 102 Dining Room

                            102 Dining Room

                          • Rooftop Terrace Garden

                            Rooftop Terrace Garden

                          • #103 Rear Bedroom

                            #103 Rear Bedroom

                          • View from Balcony of Suite 100

                            View from Balcony of Suite 100

                          • 100 Kitchen

                            100 Kitchen

                          • 100 Front

                            100 Front

                          • Sunning Area

                            Sunning Area

                          • Early Evening at Akumal Bay

                            Early Evening at Akumal Bay

                          • Gated Entrance

                            Gated Entrance

                          • Fitness Center

                            Fitness Center

                          • 102 Living Room

                            102 Living Room

                          • 102 Sunken Bath

                            102 Sunken Bath

                          • 102 Kitchen

                            102 Kitchen

                          • 103 Front Bedroom

                            103 Front Bedroom

                          • 103 Kitchen and Dining Area

                            103 Kitchen and Dining Area

                          • 100 Balcony

                            100 Balcony

                          • 100 Dining Nook

                            100 Dining Nook

                          • 100 Bedroom

                            100 Bedroom

                          • Breaking Dawn From the Roof Garden

                            Breaking Dawn From the Roof Garden

                          • Half Moon Bay

                            Half Moon Bay

                          $115 - $180 per night (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 3

                          View calendar: Updated 10/24/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          Member since: 2011
                          Speaks: english, spanish
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                          • Response rate: 80%
                          • Calendar last updated: 10/24/2014
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