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Beautiful Condo in Akumal - Great Location for Snorkelers

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

It finally happened! From the first time we visited Akumal we knew we wanted to retire there. This is now our main home and is only available to guests a few weeks of the year when we return to the US to visit family. We keep the calendar updated, so please check to see if it is available before requesting a quote.

This is the Akumal Condo you have been looking for IF........

• You need some sun, fun, and relaxation in beautiful Akumal, Mexico

• You love to snorkel/scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean

• You want to be just steps away from the beach and a wonderful covered swimming pool with a view of the Caribbean or the new terrace pool in the bright Mexican sunshine

• You want to be off the main road, but within walking distance of attractions, restaurants, and the beach

* Wi-Fi wireless Internet is included.

This beautiful two-bedroom, two-bathroom Condominium is located in a tropical garden setting in north Akumal. It will comfortably sleep 4 people. An additional guest would be accepted, but that person would have to sleep on the couch. There is an additional charge of $30/night for any persons staying in the condo in excess of 4 people. The condo is on the second floor and is equipped with air-conditioned bedrooms, ceiling fans in all rooms, daily maid service, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

There are three wonderful snorkeling areas within walking distance. Half-Moon Bay is located directly in front of the condo complex. Yal-Ku Lagoon is a short two blocks away. This lagoon is often equated to swimming in an aquarium. And, don't forget the beautiful reef at Akumal Bay which is located about a mile south of the complex. If you have a vehicle or take a taxi, there are countless other snorkeling spots available and a wonderful selection of scuba diving shops if you care to dive the Caribbean or the extensive fresh water caverns in the Riviera Maya.

The famous sandy/coral beaches and great snorkeling of Half Moon Bay are just down the steps and through an open breezeway.

The unit is bright and light with an open design and high ceilings. From the main entry you will access the open living and dining area. The living area includes comfortable seating and access to a private terrace that overlooks the tropical gardens. The dining area includes a large table with seating for six.

The completely furnished kitchen includes bottled drinking water, cookware, coffeemaker, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, oven/stove, utensils, dishes and, of course, a blender for the margaritas. The daily maid service allows you to enjoy yourself while the unit is cleaned up, beds made, and dishes washed!

The master bedroom has a king-size bed with private balcony - a perfect place to string the hammock and relax. The second bedroom has two twin-size beds and its own private balcony.

Each morning the singing of tropical birds awaken you. During the day you can enjoy the crystal clear waters full of colorful fish, tour ancient Mayan ruins, shop, or just relax on the beach with a good book. In the evenings, you can walk to one of the several excellent restaurants for a romantic dinner on the beach.

This condo is located in the courtyard. While it is not beachfront it does have an ocean view from the private bedroom terraces and Half-Moon Bay is easily reached by walking through an open breezeway. There you will have free use of the beach, sun shelters, lounge chairs, and fresh-water showers.

This condominium is ready and waiting for you..... Please note that the condo is not available to walk-ins. This is our main home and is only available a few weeks of the year.

Keywords: Condominium, apartment, small villa, condo

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Peggy

From the first time we visited Akumal we knew we wanted to retire there. It's finally happened and this is now our main home and is only available to rent a few months of the year while when return to the US to visit family.

Peggy purchased this condo in 2006


Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , One king-sized bed with private bathroom and terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds with private terrace
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Free use of beach, sun shelters, lounge chairs and fresh-water outdoor shower (Perfect spot for relaxing after snorkeling). Beach towels are provided, so no need to pack them. A safe with a programmable code is located in the condo. Free book exchange in the office. Unlimited free DSL or Wi-Fi inside condo. There is a new office desk area inside condo with office chair and DSL line (or Wi-Fi) if you need to touch base at home or work.


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Gorgeous, clean, well-maintained, inviting--totally loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment and the exterior grounds were really beautiful and exceeded all our expectations.

The apartment itself is clean and spacious—with high white walls, high ceilings and an open layout with the kitchen opening up into the inside eating area. The kitchen is well- stocked with pots and pans and cooking utensils, anything you would need to cook a full meal—which we did on quite a few occasions in our one-week stay.

As the apartment is on the second floor, each room has windows that allow in the light. Each bedroom has a small balcony with a view of the ocean, and the main balcony was a wonderful place to eat our meals, overlooking a tropical garden of coconut trees, palms and flowers. We stayed in December and never had to use the AC as there was always a cool ocean breeze.

Walking down the apartment steps, you are frequently greeted by the many charming iguanas that sun themselves by the pool. As the condo property is located directly on the beach, it’s just a short stroll (about 100 feet) to beach loungers, shaded tables and the water. Another nice thing is that we never felt crowded while we were there enjoying the beach, the pools and the property—just a few other families or couples (or nobody else) at any time.

The property is on the north end of Half-Moon bay, so it’s just a short walk to snorkel in the freshwater lagoon, or right out front in the bay itself. We saw lots of fish, squid, rays and more among the coral reef right out front. With two boys, ages 10 and 12—this was just a wonderland for them.

Additionally, the owner, Peggy, mailed us maps and information for surrounding areas, and provided us invaluable information and was very prompt to answer questions via email for navigating transportation, shopping, restaurant options, places to visit—just about everything. We really got the impression that is was part of her mission for us to enjoy her condo, and to enjoy Akumal and the surrounding area. We wound up not renting a car—so wound up walking to town when we had to, or took taxis and buses to go further distances.

We couldn’t rave about this place more: the apartment, the condo gardens, Akumal itself, and the owner, Peggy—all made for a wonderful, relaxing vacation for our family. Nobody wanted to leave, and we would definitely book the same place again. An wonderful place and an excellent value.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Our amazing experience with this condo in Akumal started before we even arrived. The owners provided us with an abundance of great information that covered where to eat, cenotes to swim in, places to snorkel, ruins to visit and beaches to relax at. The condo is spacious and has all the comforts of home. The pools were clean and refreshing, the palapas provided the needed shade by the relaxing sounds of the gorgeous Half Moon Bay. We especially enjoyed the 'no saving rule' at the palapas, never had a problem enjoying the ocean when we wanted to. Thanks for making our vacation a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo and grounds in a great location. Friendly guests and Hector looked after us very well. Close to Yal Ku lagoon - great for snorkeling. A nice walk to Akumal dive shop and the public beach. Surrounding restaurants all had great food. Wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo with lots of snorkeling around

  • 5 of 5

We really liked this condo. Thanks to Peggy and Mike for letting us enjoy their little piece of paradise. The location was great, right at the the end of the North Akumal strip so very quiet. We are snorkelers so the location is perfect to access Half Moon Bay and Yal Ku. There were 4 of us in our party, my husband and I with his sister and her 18 year old daughter. The condo was a perfect size for 4 people and our favorite place in the mornings and evenings was the balcony right off the main room. This balcony doesn't face the water but is out of the wind, in the shade and surrounded by birds. Peggy is a great hostess, providing us with lots of information and maps well in advance of our trip. We will definitely recommend this condo to other travelers.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for our family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the condo March 30 - April 7, 2016. We are a family of 5 with 3 boys 9 and under. This was our first time renting through VRBO and our first time travelling to Mexico. We had a fabulous time - and would recommend it to everyone.

Owners - Peggy was super helpful with answers to our questions before we booked and with maps and lots of information after we booked. While we were there, they were doing some work on the septic system in an adjacent building - Peggy was right on top of it, notifying us that it was going on and asked us to let her know if it interfered with our vacation (which it didn't).

Condo amenities - the condo itself was well equipped with everything we needed - basic spices for cooking, along with pots, pans, dishes, bottled water, etc.; beach towels and shower towels; wifi; bedding (although we brought a small blow-up mattress for our youngest child, so he could sleep in the same room as his brothers, rather than on the couch), etc.. The pools were lots of fun and my boys spent at least some of every day in them. For the most part, we had the pools to ourselves, which was also very nice. The grounds are kept very neat and tidy and everyone was friendly and helpful.

Location - close enough to the amenities in Akumal (grocery, dive shop, souvenirs, etc.), but far enough away that we didn't have to deal with the crowds of people coming in to see the turtles (unless we were going to see them ourselves - but go early or late in the day ... a lot less people). Plus, able to walk 2 minutes to Yal-Ku for snorkelling (a huge highlight!!). Also easy driving distance to Aktun Chen (kids LOVED the zip lining, cave walk and cenote); Coba and Tulum; Xel-Ha (although we didn't go - too much other stuff to see and do). Finally, I can't talk about the location, without mentioning the snorkeling right outside your door. Fantastic! My kids were new to snorkeling, but had no problems exploring the reefs in Half Moon Bay. Not as many fish as Yal-Ku, but lots of very interesting coral formations and other see creatures. The rocky shore is also lots of fun to explore.

Overall, we had a fantastic time and would not hesitate in coming back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the unit. It is so bright and open. So much bigger than the pictures suggest.

  • 4 of 5

Our trip was so relaxing. The north Akumal unit was lovely and quiet. It had everything we needed. I loved that we could sleep with the windows and sliders open and hear the waves. We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace with the view of the palm trees.

We enjoyed snorkeling in Half Moon Bay and Yalku.

We could walk to one of our favorite restaurants, La Buena Vita.

It was spring break , so the area was quite busy, but it was very peaceful at La Iguana.

Also, thanks for having a flashlight. The power was out the night we arrived. Luckily it was quickly restored.

We would definitely consider staying here again.


  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Puerto Aventuras
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Que Onda or La Lunita
Nearest Beach
Half Moon Bay
Car: recommended

Eco-Parks, Cenotes, Cave Diving, Mayan Ruins, Nature Reserves


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Rates shown are for up to 4 people. Arrangements can be made for one additional person with the understanding that this person will have to sleep on the couch. Additional charges of $30/night apply to any persons staying in the condo in excess of 4.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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