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Oceanfront Penthouse -4300 Sq Ft,2 Level -Mi Casa Del Mar

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,314 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2 level, master suite, sleeps 6 adults + 2 children < 18


Sleeps 6 adults + 2 children (under 18)

This spacious oceanfront, two-level penthouse has it all: marble floors, granite counter-tops and walls of glass giving panoramic views of the Caribbean. Sliding glass doors open on to wrap-around terraces that have tables and chairs, lounges and hammocks, from which you can enjoy both ocean sunrises and jungle sunsets.

The Kitchen, living and dining area is a huge open plan space enclosed by two walls of glass giving guests a 180 degree view of the ocean.

The well-stocked kitchen with large wrap around granite counter top and bar, allows you to enjoy the ocean view and entertain while you prepare meals or mix drinks. Beyond the kitchen area is the entertainment center with a 43-inch TV on which you can watch your choice of over 100 DVDs, a stereo and CDs, games and a large selection of books and tourist guides. The glass top dining table is up a step, and overlooks both the ocean and Akumal Bay. You can leave the glass sliders open to enjoy the Caribbean breezes or simply eat outside at the table on the terrace.

Master bedroom

Located on the upper level this honeymoon suite has a beamed cathedral ceiling, air conditioning, king size bed, glass sliders to a private ocean front terrace, built in closets and vanity, and an en-suite stone bathroom. The bathroom has double vessel sinks and a unique private open-air shower with views of the jungle and bay.

Bedroom 1

The Iguana room on the lower level; has air conditioning, a king size bed, built in closet, small balcony overlooking the jungle and large window with ocean views. En-suite tiled bathroom.

Bedroom 2

The Dolphin room also on the lower level; has air conditioning, one queen and one full bed, built in closet, with small balcony overlooking the jungle. En-suite tiled bathroom which has an extra door to the hall.

The penthouse unit is on the third and fourth floor and is only accessible by stairs (30) it also has low walls/open railings surrounding the terraces which may make it unsuitable for young children. Rental includes daily maid service (except Sundays) and 24-hour on site caretakers who will help you with your luggage.

The common areas include a large infinity pool, shaded open lobby, lounge chairs and gazebo, and parking spaces.

Cancellations made 90 days or more in advance of scheduled arrival date will receive a full refund.

More Details

Rosemary Johnson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Rosemary Johnson

My husband (John), American, is recently retired from the IMF. I (Rosemary) am English and a retired Nursery School Director. We searched for 5 years for a Caribbean beachfront location to spend several months each year during our retirement. When we accidentally found the gem that is Akumal along the Riviera Maya in Mexico we knew we had found our second home.

Rosemary Johnson purchased this condo in 2013

Why Rosemary Johnson chose Akumal

Akumal is an exceptionally friendly, quiet little beach town, with fabulous snorkeling, offering coral reef and sea turtles right from the beautiful white sand and palm tree beach.

What makes this condo unique

Mi Casa del Mar is an attractively designed building of 14 condo units on four levels. The common areas include a large shaded lobby, ocean-front infinity pool, lounge chairs, shaded gazebo and outside shower. The condo is about a 5 minute walk from Akumal village and the beautiful Akumal Bay. It is close enough to enjoy the powder white beach and numerous turtles of the bay and the delicacies of the local restaurants, yet far enough away to enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of being off the beaten track. Walking 5 minutes in the other direction takes you to the picturesque Half Moon Bay and other restaurants and gift shops. About a 20 minute walk from the condo is Yalku Lagoon where for a small fee you can snorkel in the calm, clear waters of the lagoon with hundreds of tropical fish.

Guestbook comments from the owner


5 out of 5

Mi Casa Del Mar Penthouse /paradise!!

MUMMA13 Brewster,Ma

Review Submitted: November 5, 2008 Date of Stay: May 2008

I have just booked my third stay at this property in Akumal. It is a perfect setting for a small group, 3 couples or a family. The condo is beautiful, well maintained, fully equipped and more than worth the rental fee. The rooms, pool, ocean view and uniqueness of this place is indescribable. The perfect place for a quiet getaway vacation. We enjoyed the local food, snorkeling and low key feel of this village. I would and have recommended this to friends and family. I am hesitant to let out the secret!

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Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Large bathroom with double sinks and open shower
    Bathroom 2 - Tiled en-suite bathroom with shower
    Bathroom 3 - En-suite bathroom and shower with seperate door to hall
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A/C, cathedral ceiling, private patio, en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , A/C Jungle and ocean views, en-suite tiled bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , A/C, Jungle view, en-suite tiled bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanfront Penthouse -4300 Sq Ft,2 Level -Mi Casa Del Mar
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 47 reviews

Absolutely Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mi Casa Del Mar for just over two weeks. We are a family of five adults and can't say enough positives about our experience!

Firstly, the apartment is absolutely lovely. It feels like a real home rather than a holiday apartment, with a style and a feel that is warm and colourful and very spacious. It's fitted out to a very high standard of taste and quality and I've never slept in a better bed than the one in the master bedroom - so comfortable! We were absolutely spoiled by having drinking water supplied and daily housekeeping from Maria, who was just a delight and kept the place clean and fresh for us.

The views are spectacular. I had read that they are the best views in Akumal and now I know that they are. We spent many happy hours lounging on the terrace and looking out at the ocean. The pool was often just ours, so it felt very private. Again, more happy hours floating looking out over the sea.

We kept the apartment cool by opening the doors and having the breeze come through so it never felt too hot. The sea breezes kept the place comfortable, although we did need air conditioning on in the bedrooms at the night.

The family all snorkelled and saw turtles plus a very enjoyable trip to Yal Ku lagoon, which had many more varieties of fish to see. (There are two entrances to two different part of the lagoon. We chose the one by the little roundabout which meant we had shade, which was definitely needed).

Overall the experience, from initial booking, through to interactions with Rosemary and the arrival was so easy. Rosemary provided all the information we could possibly have needed, so we felt well informed and prepared to enjoy our holiday from the moment we arrived. Including the information on ordering our groceries online, which made life very easy! The location is perfect, just a few minutes to Half Moon Bay (which we only used for the excellent Buena Vida restaurant, which saw a lot of us!), and Akumal beach. We found it best to get there early in the morning to bag some shade under a palm tree and before it got too busy.

We travel a lot and all agreed that this apartment is absolutely the best we've stayed in and would recommend it highly and without any reservations. Can't think of anything more that we could have wanted or needed that wasn't provided. A real gem on the Riviera Maya.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad your family had a great time in Akumal.
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Mi Casa Del Mar is an ideal destination for a relaxing vacation. The condo is beautiful, clean, well stocked, comfortable, and a perfect place for relaxation. The views, open space (inside and out), and location allow for a quiet beautiful and serene space with access to restaurants, bars, and large spectacular beaches.

Rosemary was always available and answered our questions to fine tune our stay. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo in Akumal

  • 5 of 5

Great location between Half Moon and Akumal Bays. Large open floor plan but with privacy in bedrooms. Two great patios overlooking the ocean with views of both sunrise and sunset! Good information on local restaurants and we had cooks come to the condo and prepare a delicious New Years Eve meal. Akumal Dive Shop just down was great for fun diving. Cash machines were not working well so suggest exchanging for pesos before arriving. No television but that was fine with us. Opportunity to concentrate on card and board games. WiFi worked well and caught football games on tv at local bar. Overall a delightful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect family accommodation

  • 5 of 5

From the day that we have booked our two week stay at MI CASA DEL MAR we experienced perfect support from the Owners John and Rosemary.

Any question was answered within few hours.

After a hard trip of 20 hours from Germany we felt home immediately in this comfortable Condo. No matter which side you look out the view is breathtaking. The kitchen is perfectly equiped with all we needed for four adults and four little boys.

All the little hints and detailed informations from the owners made it so easy to feel home and secure from the first day. Once we went around the Akumal area we even took benefit from their guide to restaurants and attractions. One of the best tips was the nearby Bar/Restaurant "La buena vida" just a 3 minutes walk away.

Maria did a amazing job each day, helped us to open from the pool, showed us mexican tips and tricks and was always a helpful friend. Daily she surprised us with lovely little things we did not expect.

The upper floor is an outstanding dream with its open bathroom and spectacular view. The upper Bedroom as well excited us with its mixture of colonial and mayan style.

The entire Condo is absolutely clean and in perfect state. As all the other reviws point out, it is very comfortable and has plenty of space even for 8 residents.

The outside area is perfect to have some daydreams at the pool which was the favourite place for the kids. Even there is no beach in front of the house, you can enter the sea to snorkel a beautiful reef just 100m away. Just be careful with my friend, the Barracuda. I preferred to stay out of his area after we first met. He just ignored me.

My personal favourite: To sit outside in the dawn watching the pelicans hover right above the sea!

Fall was the perfect time to stay in Akumal, not crowded, hot but always a fresh breeze and the few rainshowers we enjoyed within the caribbean sea.

The little difference above all the other condos we rented before in this area is the service that John and Rosemary offer at any time. We will recommend this condo to our friends, specially with kids.

We hope we will be welcome back one day.

Thank you so much again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This beautiful property was even better than expected and everyone was friendly and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip and enjoyed our stay at Mi Casa del Mar even more than anticipated. The property is so comfortable, relaxing and beautiful and I wouldn’t change a thing about our stay there. If we ever return to the area it would be my first choice for accommodation.

Akumal is very visitor friendly and even though we enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas, Akumal was our favorite. Everything you need is close by and there are golf carts for rent if you don’t rent a vehicle or don’t want to walk.

I would highly recommend new visitors to the area to check out La Buena Vida for meals. It was our favorite go to spot for meals.

Thanks to everyone who made our stay so special!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Another fabulous stay in Akumal - this condo is spectacular! So much luxurious space in-doors and out. Nice short walk to town or the lagoon-no need for a car! We snorkeled almost every day and took day trips to Chichen Itza, Tulum Ruins(collectivo only 35 pesos) and the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary (highly recommend). Love fall in Mexico - less people and fantastic weather!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gran Cenote
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bahia Principe
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Multiple local restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Akumal Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Akumal is a beautiful fishing village known locally as the place of the turtle. Snorkeling with the turtles in the bay or with the beautiful tropical fish in Yalku Lagoon are among our favorite things to do. When you are tired of the beautiful sandy beach and palm trees, Akumal offers plenty of activities; several diving outfits offer various levels of diving including bubble diving for children 8 years and older, fishing, sailing sunset cruises or jungle ATV tours. The village also has many cute gift stores, two grocery stores, a spar, gym, tennis court, basketball court and a weekly market. A variety of local restaurants offer excellent and inexpensive local and international dishes.

Within a 30 min drive you can reach many other places: Playa Del Carmen with its famous 5th avenue shopping, dancing and nightlife, Tulum with numerous restaurants and gift shops, three eco water parks, Maya ruins, a monkey sanctuary and swim with dolphin parks. There are also numerous sandy beaches and cenotes for more swimming snorkeling, diving, and zip lines.

Day trips could include; taking a ferry to Cozumel where you can explore both the island and famous reef, exploring the extensive ruins of Chichen Itza, or enjoying one of the many tours offered in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, one of the world’s largest reserves.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

All taxes and fees, except the service fee charged by VRBO, are included in rates. Deposits are fully refundable if a reservation is cancelled 90 days or more in advance of scheduled check-in date, but are forfeited for reservation cancellations of less than 90 days. The full rental amount is forfeited for reservation cancellations less than 45 days in advance of scheduled arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund