Feedback

Architecturally Distinguished Colorful Casa on Water's Edge

The owner has been emailed.
This owner doesn't offer online booking through VRBO's checkout. You won't be eligible for our Book with Confidence Guarantee.
Never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Learn more

Welcome to Casa de Colores, custom designed by us in a contemporary Mex style.

Calendar

Last updated: 09/14/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Thinking about holidays spent in flip flops, walking the beach, sitting by a pool? We still have availability for Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks -- Give yourself the gift of a holiday vacation in Akumal!

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 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.


Keywords: House and Casita

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    We recommend you bring small, portable speakers for ipad music....moreless

  • Television:

    (2)...moreless

  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Rocky shore, with terrific tidal pools and blow holes. No beach access. Half Moon Bay nearby. Sandy beach at Akumal Bay is a 5-10 minute car/bike ride....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats 8 comfortably and can stretch to 10. Four additional seats available at breakfast bar. Plastic tables can also be set up on the back terrace overlooking bay or in front overlooking pool....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms have air conditioning; all rooms have ceiling fans, and the entire house has great ocean breezes....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    300+ thread count cotton sheets for all beds; bath and pool towels provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for 2 cars available right outside the gate....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Please check with our property manager, Monica, when you arrive. Our housekeeper is a great cook, as is Chef Daveed. During the busy season, the meal should be booked in advance of your arrival....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    A Melita drip. Bring your own ground coffee, or buy it here....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    2 fully stocked kitchens with everything we could think of....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    (2) Granite counter tops, modern appliances, oven and stove. Fully equipped. No dishwasher, but our staff will do the dishes every day except Sunday....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2)...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Full balconies on the ocean side of the house, and a great balcony overlooking the pool on the casita....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Every bedroom has a private deck with view, except the Orange Room which opens to the pool deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill, grill and brick oven....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Rectangular shaped pool is perfect for relaxing or for swimming laps -- and the 2 pool side palapas provide good shade. Depth is 4.5 feet throughout. No shallow end; no deep end....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 32 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Aug 1 - Nov 14, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,300
Late Fall (Thanksgiving)
Nov 15 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,400
Holidays
Dec 17 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

50% down to reserve and 50% deposit 60 days before arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 09/14/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

62 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Quintana Roo, Cuernavaca, Mor., Mexico:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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.'


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Welcome to Casa de Colores, custom designed by us in a contemporary Mex style.

    Welcome to Casa de Colores, custom designed by us in a contemporary Mex style.

  • The living room has hot red couches for relaxing, reading. Full ocean views. Ahh

    The living room has hot red couches for relaxing, reading. Full ocean views. Ahh

  • Double sinks in both master baths, upstairs.

    Double sinks in both master baths, upstairs.

  • Master bedroom #2 -- upstairs, the Red room w private terrace and water views.

    Master bedroom #2 -- upstairs, the Red room w private terrace and water views.

  • Bedroom #3 - main floor, private bath, Queen bed and double futon, open to pool

    Bedroom #3 - main floor, private bath, Queen bed and double futon, open to pool

  • Bedroom #4 -- Main floor, King bed, private bath and open to ocean

    Bedroom #4 -- Main floor, King bed, private bath and open to ocean

  • The upstairs salita has a lounge/couch, TV/DVD, desk, deck, and incredible view.

    The upstairs salita has a lounge/couch, TV/DVD, desk, deck, and incredible view.

  • Casita has a living/dining room and kitchen downstairs

    Casita has a living/dining room and kitchen downstairs

  • Casa's roof offers shade and two hammocks perfect for napping!

    Casa's roof offers shade and two hammocks perfect for napping!

  • Colorful new striped umbrellas for Casa de Colores.

    Colorful new striped umbrellas for Casa de Colores.

  • Guacamole and salsa time!

    Guacamole and salsa time!

  • Our wonderful staff of Zulma and Gaby will spoil you.

    Our wonderful staff of Zulma and Gaby will spoil you.

  • The pool and palapas await you.

    The pool and palapas await you.

  • A dining table for 10, with views of the ocean. Living room has this same view.

    A dining table for 10, with views of the ocean. Living room has this same view.

  • Master Bedroom #1 -- upstairs, the Blue room w private terr

    Master Bedroom #1 -- upstairs, the Blue room w private terr

  • Colorful half bath on main floor. Beach towels provided.

    Colorful half bath on main floor. Beach towels provided.

  • The Orange room, downstairs, has sliding doors to the pool and a double futon.

    The Orange room, downstairs, has sliding doors to the pool and a double futon.

  • The kitchen is fully equipped -- to cook, or not!

    The kitchen is fully equipped -- to cook, or not!

  • The casita is a fully-equipped one-bedroom house,  25 steps from the main house.

    The casita is a fully-equipped one-bedroom house, 25 steps from the main house.

  • And a King bedroom, with bath and both ocean and pool views upstairs

    And a King bedroom, with bath and both ocean and pool views upstairs

  • Best view in the house! These lounge chairs capture the ocean view perfectly.

    Best view in the house! These lounge chairs capture the ocean view perfectly.

  • Our new brick oven.

    Our new brick oven.

  • Main beach at Akumal Bay. Disclaimer: This beach is not in front of our home.

    Main beach at Akumal Bay. Disclaimer: This beach is not in front of our home.

  • Yal Ku Lagoon is a very short walk from the house for perfect snorkeling.

    Yal Ku Lagoon is a very short walk from the house for perfect snorkeling.

VRBO #150207

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book Get an Instant Quote
How to pay safely
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5.5
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Send email
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 09/14/2016

+1 415-713-8441

Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

advertisement

Share this property via Email

Architecturally Distinguished Colorful Casa on Water's Edge

Cuernavaca #150207

5 BR  5.5 BA  Sleeps 12

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.