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Feel at Home in Comfortable Surroundings with Welcoming Hospitality - Suite 103 - Two bedroom garden apartment

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Akumal apartment 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..

Suite 103 - Two bedroom garden apartment : Akumal, Quintana Roo Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 805622ha

The upper level of the townhouse can be divided off, becoming a large, two bedroom apartment. The kitchen is well equipped with gas stove, microwave, full refrigerator and all necessary small appliances and utensils with dining for six looking out over the central court and lit by an antique leaded glass window from nineteenth century pub. The thatched roofed balcony that opens from the front bedroom is screened by broad leafed banana trees and palms fronds stretching from the garden below. Both bedrooms have seating areas and are decorated with oriental wood prints and serigraphs. An interior stairway leads to a roof garden of cactus, yucca and palms, open to gentle sea breezes. Here guests can sun or relax in the shade of the tented gazebo.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 106 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • All rooms are air conditioned and have ceiling fans. The bathroom has separate access from the central hall and the rear bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom has two entrances for independent access for each bedroom.

          Other Amenities

              • Fitness Room is equipped with treadmill, elliptical machine, weight machine, rowing machine. There is a roof garden with a lounge chairs in the sunning area and a tented gazebo with a couch that opens into two lounges and table and chairs. The roof has a shower for cooling off when sunning....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Theme

              • Budget
              • Family

              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

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Fitness Room / Equipment
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster

              Outside

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

              Building Type

                  • House

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included

                          Property Descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Holiday Season #103
                              Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2015
                              7 night min stay
                              $230
                              High Season
                              Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              $155
                              Spring
                              May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $145
                              Summer
                              Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $135
                              Fall
                              Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $145
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $145

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

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

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

                              Notes:

                              Two Bedroom Suite #103: deduct $50.00 from price per night.

                              One Bedroom Suite #102: deduct 465.00 from price per night

                              Fifty Percent Deposit required for confirmed reservation. Balance due one month prior to arrival date. Payments accepted by Visa, Master Card, Discover, diners or JCB, or by direct deposit or wire transfer.


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                              Last updated: 11/24/2014
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                              Location

                              100 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Cancun
                              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 Apartment:
                              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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                              Photos

                              • Casa Gatos

                                Casa Gatos

                              • Fountain

                                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

                              $135 - $230 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 5

                              View calendar: Updated 11/24/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                              Member since: 2011
                              Speaks: english, spanish
                              • Calendar last updated: 11/24/2014
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