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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Akumal reviews
Great property, highly recommend.
"Such a wonderful property. Expertly maintained by local staff, Gaby and Zulma. They were so welcoming and we had a fantastic time. The house has four bedrooms in the main house and a fifth bedroom in the "casita," a smaller house on the other side of the lap pool. It's a little walk in to town, but we enjoyed the fact that it was farther away from the main tourist strip.You must have Zulma cook for you at least one night. The property manager, Monica, did a great job of meeting us when we arrived and providing recommendations on local activities and restaurants. We've rented many houses over the years and this one was definitely impressive. Excellent experience - highly recommend. For food we recommend the little lunch counter at Que Onda, La Lunita, and La Buena Vida. All very close to the house."
Guest: Tom B.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 5, 2015
"We ended up booking this day before we were supposed to leave due to last minute problem with condo we had booked months earlier. Martin called within five minutes of sending inquiry and was so great to deal with. First impression walking into condo was WOW, simply amazing. Floor to ceiling windows in living room with breathtaking views. Unit was so spacious with everything you could possibly need. It was amazing opening all the windows and feel the incredible cross breezes and waking up to the sound of the waves. I'm a Texas gal and used to sleeping with AC - did not need it or miss it! Beds were very comfortable. Most days we had beach and pool to ourselves, so quiet and relaxing. Location was one of few spots not plagued by seaweed problem, seemed to be very bad everywhere else. We had rental car which made it much easier to get around. Walked to YalKu lagoon. Got up early to snorkel in Akumal Bay at 6:30 AM before all tour groups and crowds arrived. We saw at least 6 turtles each time and a couple of them surfaced within inches of me. Definitely a highlight of the trip! Other things we did - climbed pyramid in Coba (got there at 9 AM before crowds), visited a couple cenotes (Gran Cenote and Casa Cenote), snorkeled with Wet Set in Puerto Morelos. Another magical find was Xcacel Beach, one of the best beaches I have ever been on and completely undeveloped/unspoiled. The beach umbrella and ice chest provided in condo was quite useful for visiting because no shade ( cost was only 20 pesos). Didn't do a lot of cooking because so many great options for eating and reasonable cost. Loved having this flexibility and not tied to all inclusive resort. Favorites were Turtle Bay Bakery, Lucy's Ice Cream, and La Palapa in Chemuyil (don't miss this one - great food and SO inexpensive). Loved walking around town of Chemuyil and Akumal Pueblo.
One example of Martin's responsiveness I wanted to acknowledge - I sent an email while we were out and asked about hammock for porch and mentioned problem with WiFi connectivity. By the time we got back in the evening hammock was set up on the back porch and detailed instructions on how to connect to internet were provided. Definitely above and beyond responsiveness and concern to make sure everything was perfect. I normally like to visit different places but this is one exception I would make - I would love to come back and stay at La Iguana and Martin's condo again. Can't recommend highly enough!!!"
Guest: NancyBDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 2, 2015
"This is a rental that you should consider. From the beginning the owner was responsive to all inquiries. The staff in the condo were responsive to any requests for assistance. The apartment was clean and well cared for. It was very comfortable with all of the accessories one might need. It is best for those who have a car or if you don't mind walking because the condo is about 2 km from the main road. Located right on Half Moon bay, good snorkeling
is a few steps from the front door and YA KUL inlet snorkeling park
is just a 10 minute walk away."
Guest: ReykjavikDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 16, 2015
"I have to say this was one of the best vacations I have ever had! The home is beautiful, spacious and comfortable. Of course the minute you step out on the back porch, you never want to leave! Beautiful pool, beautiful beach, and beautiful surroundings! Akumal is quaint and charming, the food is fabulous! The day after we got to Villa de la Playa we were talking about when we all can come back, we all are in luv with the place!
D from Destin"
Guest: D from DestinDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 10, 2015