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The only and most charming luxury beachfront cottage on the Riviera Maya

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

two bedrooms + 1open loft, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, full AC, right at the beach

A charming and comfortable beachfront cottage, located at Jade Bay in Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico. The cottage is privately located in the beautiful tropical garden of a private gated property. Its terrace is only 15 yards from the beach and a 10 minute beach walk from Akumal Village. A choice of cozy restaurants will satisfy your appetite. Akumal, 'the place of the turtles', is located between Playa del Carmen with its European flavoured vivid night life and Tulum with its historical Maya ruins. Carpark, private gate, and much more. To find out more visit our website, see link in 'Further Details' below.

Beautiful Beachfront Cottage: Usually, beach front villas along the Riviera Maya are big and not meant for a couple or small family to stay, they have usually 5+ bedrooms. The weekly rates are high and not affordable unless you shop around to fill the beds. Our Cottage offers you the Caribbean beachfront joy, the privacy of your own secluded tropical garden and beachfront. An affordable alternative in paradise!

How to Get There: Conveniently located close to the highway 307 from Cancun to Tulum, exit Las Villas Akumal, km 253. Isla Escape can be reached by public transportation with a transfer to the Paradas Continuas or a taxi at Playa del Carmen. All major car rental companies are present at Cancun airport. Car rental is also available at Akumal. Detailed routing will be provided with your booking confirmation through our website.

Where to Go, What to Do: This holiday destination offers a great variety of cultural, historical and leisure activities. If you don`t like 'activities' you may simply lay back and relax on the terrace or the beach with a good book and the ever lasting sound of the ocean. For an extensive tour and information of the area, please visit our website.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jacob & Kim,

Another wonderful week at your beautiful home! Thank you for all you have done to make our stay wonderful! Kim, thanks for all you have arranged for our needs!

We have had so many favorites, we will return again!

Gracias Margarita and Ismael!
Apr 2013
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Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • fax
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , open loft
  • Ideally suitable for family and friends. Fully A/C and/or natural/forced ventilation. The open loft is located under a traditional roof. The lasting sound of the ocean will comfort your sweet dreams.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Jade Bay together with Akumal beach (10 minutes walk) offers a wide variety of swim, snorkel and dive possibilities. A Reef Atol is located right in front of the cottage and is easily accesible with snorkel gear. Small secluded beaches right in front of the cottage, ideal for small children to play. The gas BBQ serves as a garden kitchinette located next to the romantic terrace. Private chef service available (optional). Laundry service available (optional). Very good cell phone cover.


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The only and most charming luxury beachfront cottage on the Riviera Maya
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

getting a real break

  • 5 of 5

Isla Escape honours it's name. Here nothing is missing to realize your wish to escape hectic life and completely rewind. We have enjoyed our 10 day stay in December under a stark blue sky and with the sound of the nearby ocean very much. The Cottage is realy complete, clean, very well maintained and located in beautiful nature a few steps away from a clean beach that appeared to be a very popular jogging area. Diving opportunities and a popular snorkeling site, a variety of restaurants and shopping, all at beach-walking distance. We enjoyed the privacy of the garden and the beachfront so much that we hesitated to go out. Tulum and Playa del Carmen nearby, two places with a total different character and worthwile to hang around. We have found Isla Escape totally in accordance with what is advertised on Homeaway and the IslaEscape website. The owners, who live next door, were a real asset, kind and caring. We loved Isla Escape and would recommend everybody to consider the beauty of this place. The cottage is small and is in our opinion comfortable for maximum four persons and OK for kids as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful beachfront !

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at quiet, well furnished beach house. Jacob was extremely helpful with advice and took care of all of our needs. We were able to snorkel right off the beach and a quick walk down the beach to many great restaurants. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This is the gem we were looking for! Jacob, the owner, lives right next door and has built this adorable casita himself. It is beautiful and cleverly designed to create a comfortable space to relax and play. We are tired of the resorts and wanted some privacy and independence but have two young boys so needed to be safe. We enjoyed our home base with the gorgeous beach right out the back door but went on adventures every day! Having Jacob there to make recommendations was great and reassuring. My favorite adventure was going to the Coba Mayan ruins where we rented bikes and biked around the jungle, stopping to climb pyramids. Of course there are also endless gorgeous beaches and fantastic restaurants to explore, as well a fun things like going to the Monkey Sanctuary. The ziplines at Xplore were my 10 year old's favorite!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful holiday in every way- peaceful, close to great attractions, perfect location to either just relax or enjoy the wonderful amenities of the area. The house was perfect for our family of five and our children had such a great time. So glad we held off and did our family trip just before schools back in! Starting out the school year with wonderful family time will be such a strength in the coming year. Thanks Jacob for sharing your little bit of heaven!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I'm hesitant to write this glowing review only because I don't want to let the secret out, making it hard for us to secure this place in the future....but really, Isla Escape is a true gem. Jacob, who lives next door, was incredibly accommodating; he came around just enough to be friendly and helpful but he also let us enjoy the space as if it were our own. The house is very clean, beds are comfortable, and the outdoor area exceeded our expectations. Definitely consider hiring the chef, Martin. Overall a perfect vacation....

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Paradise Found!!

  • 5 of 5

Isla Escape is our favorite HomeAway/VRBO find to date! The setting is incredibly beautiful. The hospitality shown by Jacob, Margarita and Ismael made this trip even more special. From the groceries left in the fridge... to the bday bottle of vino.. to the kids pool set up for our 4! It was all just wonderful. It was the perfect place for my family of 6. Thank you so much for offering your lovely home, Jacob and Kim! We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Akumal Center
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Riviera Maya Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Akumal Center
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Jade Beach
Car: not necessary

Akumal; on the Yucatan peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Akumal ('The Place of the Turtles' when translated from the Maya language) is located along the highway 307 at km 253, approximately 22 miles south of Playa del Carmen and 20 miles north of Tulum. The beach strip along the Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo is called Riviera Maya.

Other Activities: bird watching, swimming with dolphins

Golf: The Riviera Maya Golf Club is a 27 holes golf course located in a beautiful forrest scenery and only 0.7 miles from Isla Escape. Golf arrangements can be made upon request.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.