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25% May Discount - Uniquely Private Oceanfront Villa in Akumal - Casa Caribe

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms w/ Detached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9 in beds-10 w/1 on sofa)

Anchored on the rocky coastline of an ancient coral reef, within a short walking distance of two beautiful white sand beaches on the Caribbean sea, the villa, Casa Caribe offers all the traditional charm of Mexico; red tiled roofs, the rustle of palm leaves in the sea breeze, and riotous stars, all with the breathtaking view of the ocean or jungle from every window.

Hop on a plane to Cancun, rent a car, and drive one hour south to Akumal, and find yourself in the low key paradise you've been looking for. Does swimming or snorkeling in an aquarium sound good? A few minutes walk to Yalku Lagoon is recommended on a daily basis to refresh your sense of natural living.

There's world class snorkeling and scuba diving anywhere along the 250 mile reef; some of the best right out the back door! It won't take long to find a sea turtle in the water or a nest on the shore, as Akumal means 'Place of the Turtle' in Mayan. While you're sipping a 'cold one,' and munching on chips, homemade salsa, and ceviche, the kids will discover the pizza parlor and ice cream vendor.

Akumal,with it's beautiful beaches, is small, clean, environmentally aware, and just minutes away from Mayan ruins, caves, underground rivers, golf courses, and jungle explorations. Dive shops, great restaurants, and a grocery store are walking distance from the house. This is the land of white sugar sand, reef outcroppings, and exotic wildlife, set on the turquoise coast of your dreams!

Casa Caribe is a two story, walled villa, offering security and complete privacy. The main house is 2500 square feet and decorated in Mexican-style, with beautiful, hand-carved furniture and original artwork. The master is upstairs, with oceanside balcony and roof viewing. The other two bedrooms and adjoining baths, are downstairs, along with the living room, dining room, and full kitchen. The furnished back porch is seaside and private, while the front garden/patio has a pool and large deck area with arbor, lounge chairs, and gas grill. The guest house (casita) at the front of the property is one bedroom with adjoining bath, living room, and small kitchen, and can sleep an additional three people (one on a couch). The pool is small but private, and very refreshing after a fun day at the beach. Our grandkids love it! This is a wonderful home for a family or group of friends, with ceiling fans throughout, air conditioned bedrooms, maid service six days a week, and a gardener/handy man at your service.

Hot sun, cool shade, beautiful beaches, and sea breeze in abundance... Sound good? Get in touch with us....

Keywords: Villa Home with Guest House
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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    master upstairs...moreless

  • Casita : 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) - *The main house sleeps 6 adults comfortably. Another adult or couple can sleep in the Casta's double bed. If you have children in the group, you can sleep 3 in the bedroom with the single and queen, which give you a maximum of 9 in beds. If you have a party of 10, a child or adult can sleep on a couch in the casita or main house, or we can provide an air mattress. We also have a crib for a small child. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • Air Conditioned bedrooms, Linens and beach towels provided, Pool with privacy, Cook available on request, Maid Service 6 days per week, Gardener/Handy Man, bottled drinking water provided, Safe for valuables, Ceiling fans, high chair, wireless internet, satellite TV...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Oceanfront with rocky coastline. Only 5-10 minute walk to Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay, the two sandy beaches in Akumal...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    all bedrooms only...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We have a clothes dryer, but it's for the housekeeper's use only. She will be happy to do some laundry for you if you like. Please feel free to tip her....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We have a washing machine, but it's for the housekeeper's use only. She will be happy to do some laundry for you if you like. Please feel free to tip her....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    our housekeeper, Christina will do the dishes daily...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 23 - Aug 19, 2017
3 night min stay

Aug 20 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay

Nov 18 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay

Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • each guest over 6 total $150


Maximum of 10 guests (9 in beds) - 10th on a sofa.

Rates based on 6 guests - $150/week for each guest over base of 6

Holiday rentals require 100% payment at time of booking (no refunds)

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • A

    Akumal Bay View on map

    Great beach for swimming or snorkeling. Sea turtles can be found daily, grazing on the sea grass. Great palapa bar called Lol Ha on sight for food and drinks. Small fishing boats ar anchored in the ba

  • B

    Half Moon Bay View on map

    Beautiful white sand beach. Great for snorkeling. The reef here is abundant. Fun palapa beach bar and restaruant on site called La Buena Vida, with swings at the bar and tree house seating.

  • C

    Yal Ku Lagoon View on map

    Entrance of the fresh, underground water to the ocean. Fish love it here and there are tons of them! Great for first time snorkelers. There is a $5 donation which is well worth the price.

  • D

    Xcacel View on map

    Turtle santuary about 10 minutes drive south of Akumal. Deserted beach great for swimming and good snorkeling at the north end. Nice cenote on the south end. You may be the only ones here! $5 donation

  • E

    Xpuha View on map

    Another beautiful white sand beach with great swimming and snorkeling about a 10 minute drive north of Akumal. Water sports here as well. Nice palapa bar with good food and drinks.

  • F

    El Paraiso View on map

    Awsome beach and palapa bar in Tulum, about a 20 minute drive south of Akumal, but well worth the time. One of the most beautiful beaches around.

  • G

    Zama View on map

    One of our favorite spots to eat with a super view of the Caribean. It's in Tulum, which is about a 20 minute drive south of Akumal. The food here is delicious! There are also Mayan ruins here.

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bahia Principe
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay

Car: Recommended

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving, Sunbathing, Mayan Ruins, Kid's club, Cenotes, Bars, Discos (Playa Del Carmen), Ecological Center, Biosphere, Turtle Walks, Jungle Walks, Cozumel, Dolphin interaction, Eco Parks, Caving, Dive Shops and scuba instruction


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I am Denise Koval and I have been a horticulturist for 35 years and enjoy all the organic sciences. My husband, Roger Burton is a sales consultant and a musician here in Dallas, Texas. We enjoy the tropics, especially the tropical oceans. We are restored with beautiful, natural settings, the sound of the wind and waves, and the flora and fauna. We spend a good deal of our tropical time walking beaches and swimming the coral reefs. We love the food of the tropics; fresh seafood, fruit, and vegetables. We are facinated with different cultures, traditions, cuisine, and don't mind the challenge of a new language.

Why the Owner Chose Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico:
We chose Akumal, Mexico for it's quite village atmosphere. Akumal has only a single line of homes along the water, the georgous Caribean Sea, and the 5th largest barrier reef in the world just off shore. We find the Mayans sweet, serving, and generous by nature. Their culture and architecture are fastinating. We can still find a deserted beach, yet enjoy so many conveniences. Until you've seen the Milky Way on a moonless night or the Persaides meteor shower on a late summer evening, you have missed something large. And then there are things as simple as moonlight on water and the rustle of palm leaves with your toes in the sand.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Casa Caribe is a fully modernized, 40 year old home designed by one of the Yucatan's most famous architects, Jose Moreno. Some of the walls of the house and the pool deck are constructed from smooth coral rocks gathered from the site. The entire ocean side of the house, upstairs and down is glass doors that open to allow the sea breeze and the sound of the waves in. On a mild day you can walk out the back door and go for a swim over Dick's reef or walk a few doors north and swim the reef at Half Moon Bay, or take a 10 minute stroll to Akumal Bay and swim with the turtles or just relax on the beautiful white sand beach. There is a Mayan village very close by, small grocery stores, delightfully quaint restaurants, and a farmers market in the town square. Our staff has been with us for many years and will see that your stay is enjoyable. Whether you never leave the house, or travel out to explore ruins, cenotes, beaches, the jungle or the eco parks of the area, you are sure to have marvelous memories.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Casa Caribe living room

    Casa Caribe living room

  • Casa Caribe stairway, dining room and kitchen

    Casa Caribe stairway, dining room and kitchen

  • Casa caribe master bedroom

    Casa caribe master bedroom

  • Downstairs bedroom 2

    Downstairs bedroom 2

  • Downstairs bedroom 1

    Downstairs bedroom 1

  • Casa Caribe dining room and kitchen

    Casa Caribe dining room and kitchen

  • Casita


  • Casita


  • Entry


  • Small sea turtle in Akumal Bay

    Small sea turtle in Akumal Bay

  • fun in the water

    fun in the water

  • Casa Caribe small Pool and Garden area

    Casa Caribe small Pool and Garden area

  • Casa Caribe back patio

    Casa Caribe back patio

  • Sunrise in Akumal

    Sunrise in Akumal

  • View of Casa Caribe from ocean side

    View of Casa Caribe from ocean side

  • Snorkeling in the cenote

    Snorkeling in the cenote

  • parking and casita

    parking and casita

  • View of the rocks and ocean from our balcony

    View of the rocks and ocean from our balcony

  • Fun at the beach at Xpu Ha

    Fun at the beach at Xpu Ha

  • sailboat from the patio

    sailboat from the patio

  • walking the beach at Xca cel

    walking the beach at Xca cel

  • Tulum Beach

    Tulum Beach

  • Sunrise from the star gazing roof / sun deck

    Sunrise from the star gazing roof / sun deck

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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