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Family-friendly villa/diving,snorkeling,historical ruins,sandy beaches and more

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beach Front Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Nido de Amor is a spacious beach front villa with central air conditioning, pool and rooftop deck. The villa features a beautiful garden entry area with patio on the front side and furnished second story balcony and first story terrace on the ocean side. The high quality of materials and workmanship of this villa translate into tropical elegance and creature comforts.

LOCATION: Nido de Amor sets in the gated community of Akumal Sur on the beach of a tranquil Caribbean bay 60 miles south of Cancun in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. This is a beautiful tropical area with turquoise ocean water, swaying palms and white sand beaches. Akumal is noted for extraordinary lagoon snorkeling and spectacular reef and cave scuba diving.

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOUSE: All major rooms in Nido de Amor have terrific views of Akumal bay and the Caribbean. This spacious villa has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and sleeps up to ten people. The master bedroom is on the second floor with a king size bed and beautiful view of the Caribbean. Another bedroom on the second floor has a queen size bed and a beautiful ocean view. Both bedrooms access a large wrap-around furnished balcony. The third bedroom containing a king size bed is on the first floor with a slider to the pool and beach area. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. There are also two kitchens, 2 living rooms and 2 dining rooms; one on each level of the house. The living room on each floor has a large futon couch that can sleep up to two people each.

THE POOL AND BEACH: An exquisite ocean side swimming pool has a giant tiled turtle inlay and a 9 feet deep end with diving board. The shallow end has a swim-up pool bar with in-the-water tiled seats adjacent to a furnished sun/shade pool deck just off the villa’s living room. Around the corner a bricked and tiled grilling area perfectly situated for pool side cookouts. The pool area is a wonderful playground for lounging around and enjoying this Caribbean paradise. And for beachcombers, the white cool-sand beach of south Akumal is directly in front for strolling, snorkeling and water sports.

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Verna Simons
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Verna,

My family and I just returned from your lovely home in Akumal. WOW!!! We had a wonderful vacation. Your house is terrific. We loved the pool and diving board. We have never stayed that close to the ocean. I did about 23 hours of research before we picked a place to stay. I was looking for the perfect place and we found it. I wanted to let you know what a wonderful job Ruth and Abraham are doing. They work soo hard. They are so pleasant. It was so nice to meet Guille. I was sooo sad to leave them all. Guille added such a warm and personal touch to our stay. They are sooo wonderful. We have 3 children and we all loved it there. The snorkeling in front of the house was great. We went to Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Yalku Lagoon. It is a perfect mix of relaxing time and venturing out time. You are sooo fortunate to have such a wonderful get away home.:-) It was a once in a lifetime vacation. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. Just wanted to let you know how wonderful your staff is and how much we loved it. Thanks !!!


Jul 2009
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Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2 Kayaks available for guest use Deep swimming pool/diving board


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Family-friendly villa/diving,snorkeling,historical ruins,sandy beaches and more
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Great family house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in nice location

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a week in this lovely villa with my husband, children and 3 grandsons aged 3 to 10. Everyone had a wonderful time and the place was as advertised or better. There is a large pool, suitable for swimming laps and the house is right next to the beach, which was perfect for the kids; they spent hours building sand castles and collecting shells. The house was roomy enough for all eight of us. The bay in front of the house has coral reefs full of gorgeous fish, so is perfect for snorkling (we rented snorkels in Akumel, which you can walk to along the beach). Guille, the on site manager, speaks perfect English, was always available and went above and beyond for us; she made buckets and shovels magically appear for the kids and, at our request, arranged for a wonderful meal on our first night.

The only real issue we had was with the internet in the Villa but Guille allowed us to us the internet in her apartment.

We hope to return - it was really the perfect holiday. Thanks you Verna Simons!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH

Most relaxing vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed for a week; we all loved the location, the home, the staff...everything. The pictures don't really capture the relaxing atmosphere, the comfortable home, and the amazing view and location. We felt completely safe and well taken care of during our stay. My daughters enjoyed the pool, the snorkeling, the easy drive to other sites (ruins, Tulum, etc). We also walked to Akumal along the beach a couple times. I would definitely recommend this location and home.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gig Harbor, WA


  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed in Akumal several times and a different homes. This is by far was the best we have experienced. The house is very clean, well furnished, comfy beds and a good sized kitchen. The pool was just lovely especially with the bar stools to sit on and enjoy a cocktail. The beach right outside the back door is a prime location for easy, laid back snorkeling or kayaking.

The staff was great as well. We always had whatever we needed and Guille was just a skip away and was always happy to chat, give us ideas on what to do and where to go. We were pretty content to just hang out at the house as it had everything needed. We will return to Akumal next year and would be more than happy to return to this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Nido de Amor was everything we’d hoped for and more for our family vacation. Our group of seven fit perfectly, with with plenty of room in each of the bedrooms. The amenities were perfect and met our every need. The fantastic outdoor space is what initially drew us to this home. The entire coast is having trouble with varying amounts of seaweed. The gardener and his team work early each day to make our access easy and enjoyable. Someday were less of an issue than others but still we enjoyed long walks on the beach, kayaking, and snorkeling in the clear water. We throughly enjoyed the pool as well. Hours were spent playing games, perfecting jumps off the diving board, and relaxing. The shade of the palm trees gave respite from the sun and the gentle swing of the hammock was just wonderful. The most appreciated part of staying at your home was Guille. We’ve stayed in several VRBO homes and we’ve never had the unique treat of someone on site to assure that every part of our stay was comfortable. She greeted us with such kindness and worked with her team for the duration of our stay with great care. She is a wonderful cook and we were treated to exceptional Mexican breakfasts each day. She provided excellent tips for our daily excursions that were most appreciated. We all left Lido de Amor with hopes of returning soon to once again enjoy family, friends, the beauty of Akumal, and the comfort of your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do yourself a favor and stay here

  • 5 of 5

I travel extensively, and have stayed in VRBO homes in many locations. This one was hard to beat.

My wife and three of our children stayed here for 5 days in April. From the moment you walk through the front door, you are treated to an extraordinary view of lovely pool, framed by the beautiful Caribbean Sea perhaps 10 seconds walk from your sliding doors. We ate our meals (several prepared by the house manager Guille- a reason to visit in her own right) on the perfect table next to the pool and looking out at the Carribean. The pool and sitting area were shaded, which was perfect given the strength of the sun. We could snorkel from shore, and while not phenomenal, we did see a Manta Ray, some small fish, and nice coral formations. There were two kayaks at our disposal as well.

One of the things we liked the most was the number of lovely locations to sit (or lay down) to take advantage of the view. We could hang by the pool, or outside our bedroom on the deck, or travel upstairs to the roof. There were three nice bedrooms with king, king and queen beds, and three futon couches that folded down to sleep a couple more in each, if needed. The kitchen was well equipped. Furnishings were comfortable, not extravagant, and perfect for a beach house. Wifi worked great, as did the sat tv, though we didn't use it.

Perfect location 5 minutes from Akumal Bay, 10 minutes from Tulum, near all the X- parks, and an hour from Coba ruins, which we really enjoyed. I've stayed in some beautiful homes in St. John, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cozumel, and the intimate view of this home was beyond compare. The owner Verna, was friendly and helpful, putting a cherry on our vacation sundae.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Contact owner regarding taxes and any potential length of stay adjustments to rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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