About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
2017-2018 Holiday Special -- $5,500 per week! Reserve now!
We designed, built and furnished Casa de Colores in 2007, but our guests will find our home as fresh and beautiful today as when we opened. We want you to have the same wonderful experience we have every time we visit. Casa de Colores is as comfortable, convenient, safe and enjoyable as possible because some day we will live in it! In the meantime, we are delighted to share it.
Casa’s ideal location on the northern edge of Half Moon Bay, facing the Caribbean, brings fresh breezes off the sea and provides perfect access to the Bay and its renowned snorkeling experience. From our terrace, watch a blue heron catch its dinner, or walk on the beach at the Bay to check out the turtle nests. Snorkel over the abundant coral reef with its lively array of colorful tropical fish or walk five minutes from Casa to the spectacular Yal Ku Lagoon and have the snorkeling experience of your lifetime.
Our guests speak highly of the Casa de Colores holidays they’ve had – and they make return visits, surely the highest compliment we could have. Whether you are 10 people or two, you’ll feel at home and have plenty of privacy. In some of our travels in Mexico, we’ve found that some guests always get the “kids’” bedroom or the one in the back on the lower level, with no view. At Casa de Colores, every room is a winner – are you two couples with kids? No problem, we have two nearly identical master suites and the kids will be happy with their rooms, too. Grandparents? Newlyweds? Maybe they’d like the peace and quiet of their own 600 square foot casita with a roomy king-sized bed, private bath and their own living room, dining room and kitchen?
Our pool is protected from the wind by its location on the non-Caribbean side and it’s also larger and somewhat deeper than most pools in the area. The expansive conchuela-tiled terrace offers plenty of comfortable lounging space and two palapas provide shade for the sun-averse.
Our property managers Monica Estrada and Juan Antonio Huerta will welcome you and assist with any/all questions you might have -- they are available to advise or troubleshoot should the need arise. Long-time staff, Zulma and Gaby, keep Casa pristine inside and out – and if you’d like meals cooked for you, arrange with Zulma to make a fantastic molè. She’s a wonderful cook.
When you leave Casa de Colores and Akumal, our goal is that you love your visit and your experience as much as we do ours.
Have more than 10-12 in your party? Please give us a call or email-- we can provide more information on our house, and help you arrange additional housing very close to Casa de Colores.
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About Shelly Rodrigues
Shelly and Eddie, and Susan and Nancy, built Casa de Colores from the ground up. We opened the doors during the 2007-08 holidays and have not been disappointed in any aspect. It was an incredible adventure. We all live and work in San Francisco -- real estate, law, and association management. We've been friends forever, and love time spent together here, there and traveling in Europe. Casa's architect, Enrique Alcaraz, lives in Akumal and has become a dear friend.
Shelly Rodrigues purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Shelly Rodrigues chose Akumal
We've been coming to Akumal for more than 25 years -- we love the quiet pace, warm people, and wonderful water. We've traveled throughout Mexico, and always come back to Akumal as home. Someday we plan to retire at least 1/2 time to our Casa.
What makes this Villa unique
Casa de Colores has incredible views, breezes from huge sliding glass doors, the colors of the Caribbean, and so much more. The showers are tiled with turquoise pool tile, the bedrooms are each a different color. Art is a combination of local artists and our own photography (4 photo buffs) stretched on canvas. The pool is a great rectangle lap pool and the kitchen's a delight to cook in -- or not. We just completed an outdoor brick oven (perfect for pizzas). Our end of Half Moon Bay is private and quiet, but an easy 25 minute walk (or 5 minute drive or bike ride) to the 'action.'
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Seems odd ... VRBO asked me rate my stay in my home!
But, since they asked ... we just returned from another wonderful week in Akumal at our home Casa de Colores. Of course, we are biased, but I do have to say the house just keeps getting better and better! I love that everyone can find a place to read or relax, that the kitchen is big enough for all 6 of us to cook together, that the wood-burning oven yields amazing roasted vegetables and pizzas, that the big iguanas come out every day to sun near the pool, that Gaby and Zulma keep the house in perfect condition, that Monica and Juan Antonio always make us feel special, and that our friends and family feel as at home in Casa as we do. -- S
Had a wonderful girls’ trip at Casa de Colores! The house was very comfortable and in tip-top shape (thanks to our hardworking housekeepers Gaby and Zurma, who came daily). The pool was perfect, and the view of the ocean from our bedrooms was breathtaking. The village of Akumal was quaint and very welcoming - easy walk to activities and restaurants. Only small con was the beaches...the water was not the same blue as Cancun but still very nice. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week!
Lynne and Chris -- Thanks so much for spending your gal pal vacation at Casa de Colores. And we certainly understand your comments on the blue of the water -- right now the saragassa is the culprit -- try as everyone may, it just keeps coming. Good news is that the season passes. Again, thanks for visiting Akumal and Casa. Hope to see you again soon. -- Shelly, Eddie, Susan and Nancy
Perfect family getaway
Everything is perfect here. The house is spectacular, the view of the ocean wonderful, you are well taken care of. Everyone has something to do if they want and how nice to have bathrooms with every bedroom. Location is wonderful, you can walk to the beach and the town if you wish. Best place I have rented with Homeaway/VRBO. Hope to go back.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Akumal and at Casa de Colores ... and we'd love to have you back again. -- Shelly, Eddie, Susan and Nancy
Peaceful and gorgeous.
I can still hear the ocean....
Lovely views, refreshing pool and great house. We loved it!
Thanks so much for choosing our home for your Akumal vacation ... we've loved having you as guests and hope you'll return one day. The ocean and Casa will be waiting.
Amazing, tranquil vacation
This was our second stay at Casa de Colores for our annual girls trip. It was blissful both times! The sound of the waves on the shoreline is so peaceful and calming. The location is quiet and removed from everything but a nice walk or quick golf cart ride to the shops and restaurants. The house is beautiful, comfortable, and very well maintained. The staff Gaby and Zulma are so kind and helpful! The entire experience is always fabulous! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
We're so glad you enjoyed your gals' week at Casa de Colores. We're always thrilled to hear that our guests love the place as much as we do. Thanks for your lovely comments, and hope you can come to Akumal and Casa again! -- Shelly, Eddie, Susan and Nancy
Beautiful place and site - Perfect for a family of 12!
Two weeks in this beautiful home and place. Would recommand to anyone. Spectacular view and quiet environemnt.
Owners are great and responsive!
So glad you had a wonderful stay at Casa de Colores and in Akumal! Thanks for choosing our home for your 2017-2018 Holiday break. -- S
There is no street address for homes in Akumal. We are Lot 30, Casa de Colores. Akumal is halfway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum on highway 307, and Casa de Colores is the northern point of Half Moon Bay.