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Akumal Bliss=Playa Caribe #5 Half Moon Bay Luxury Condo

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

CHECK OUT OUR SPECIALS!!
LOW SEASON SALE FOR 2017-- BUY 6 NIGHTS, GET THE 7th NIGHT FREE! Valid on 2 bedroom reservations for the months of August, September, and October.

LOW SEASON (MAY 1/DECEMBER 17, 2016) 2 bedroom only rate is $195.00 per night.
HOLIDAY (DECEMBER 18/JANUARY 1, 2017) 2 bedroom only and HIGH SEASON RATES 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom rates (JANUARY 2/APRIL 30, 2017), PLEASE SEE the RATE PAGE.

Lovely, private Half Moon Bay is home to Playa Caribe #5. Located midway between the points of the bay, the views from your balcony of the second floor center unit are breathtaking. The ocean can be viewed from every room in the condo!

The Playa Caribe building, which contains 12 units and 3 casitas, is beautifully maintained and provides purified water from our own onsite Reverse Osmosis plant. You will never have to worry again about accidentally brushing your teeth with the tap water. The water even tastes good.

Playa Caribe #5 is a luxury condominium providing all the amenities you would have at home: high thread count sheets, full kitchen, pool, central air conditioning, free dedicated Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD, iPod player, CD player, etc. Add to this the daily maid service, and you will not want to leave! Just because you have a kitchen doesn't mean you have to cook. A short walk up or down the beach leads to two excellent beachside restaurants: La Lunita and La Buena Vida. There are many restaurants to chose from.

Half Moon Bay is a premiere snorkeling spot. Akumal Bay and Yal-ku Lagoon are both in walking distance from the condo.

Turtles build their nests on the beach and, if you are visiting during the summer months, you may see the babies hatch and make their dash to the water.



Keywords: Condo, Akumal, Half Moon Bay, Riviera Maya, Playa Caribe, sea turtles

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    All the condos are smoke-free. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double

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  • The master bedroom has a King bed with high thread count sheets and a selection of pillows. There is a TV and CD player, a small private balcony and an adjoining bathroom. The guest bedroom has a Queen bed and a double bed, both with high thread count sheets and a selection of pillows. The guest room also has a TV and CD player, a small private balcony and an adjoining bathroom. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and reading lights above the beds. Both bedrooms have beautiful views of Half Moon Bay. The small bedroom balconies are very private for a early morning cup of coffee. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Both bathrooms have been remodeled using beautiful Mexican Talavera tiles on the counters and showers. The bathrooms both have two sinks and under the counter storage. Our onsite Reverse Osmosis system provides purified drinking water from all the taps in the condo. The colorful towels and washcloths dry quickly. Each bathroom has a hairdryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • FOR YOUR SAFETY: We provide purified drinking water from all taps through the Reverse Osmosis plant on site. There is a password protected safe in the master bedroom for your passport and other important things. When Agustin leaves for the day, we have a night watch person on the grounds. The private, off street parking lot is well lit. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books about the area, fish and critter ID books, great selection of children's books, and more...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    We have a DVD player in each bedroom and a small collection of DVDs....moreless

  • Games:

    Backgammon, Scrabble, RummiTiles, Cards, Mexican train, Chess, La Lotería, Apples to Apples and more...moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have provided CDs of music we enjoy. We 'came of age' in the 60's and 70's, so you may prefer to bring your own. We also provide an iPod player & a Bestek charging station....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is one television in each bedroom. We provide a full package of movie and sports channels. Many of the programs are in Spanish....moreless

  • Stereo:

    We have a CD player in the living area next to the couch with a variety of CDs. You are welcome to bring some to share with us. :)...moreless

  • Television:

    There is a TV in each bedroom. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Check the office for sand toys. There is a water toy storage box by the fresh water pool....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Library located in office. ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You have fabulous bay views from all rooms of the condo!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    We provide three palapas and many umbrellas for shade, modern adjustable chaise lounges, and beach towels. We have a fresh water outdoor shower so you can rinse off before enjoying the pool...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We are on the Caribbean!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are at the center of the shore on Half Moon Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have a beautiful onyx table for dining. From the table, you will have a 180 degree view of the bay. We, also, have a table and chairs on the large front balcony for outdoor dining. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We provide central air (in all rooms, even the bathroom) to keep you cool. We also have four beautiful ceiling fans (with lights) to move the air....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free password protected dedicated WiFi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets at PC #5 are at least 500 thread count. I am personally very picky. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The views from our living area are so stunning. Because the center units jut out, we enjoy a panoramic view of the bay. You will be stunned when you walk into the condo and see the bay!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking lot with lighting for our Playa Caribe guests only. We also have night security....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We have a parking lot for our guests....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide colorful towels and washcloths that dry quickly. Beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We provide the best internet service in the area. After many years of struggling with poor internet service, we decided to provide free password protected dedicated WiFi. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Meals can be catered. Ask Agustin, our office manager, for details. Agustin is the "go to" man for all your needs....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a coffee maker and a coffee bean grinder. Coffee filters are provided. If you have trouble with any appliance, please let Agustin know immediately. He will provide a new one....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    You will find pots and pans, bowls, mixing utensils. We even have things like a salad spinner. Did I mention the powerful blender and electric juicer? Also provided are glass storage/cooking container...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have dishes and flatware, plus some cute dishes for kids. Our glassware is blown glass from near Akumal. We have wine, margarita, water and champaign glasses. There are coffee mugs, too. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Her name is Patricia! I like to rinse the dishes after meals, but she will do your dishes....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen has been remodeled using bright Mexican Talavera tiles. There's good lighting & plenty of counter space to prep food and mix drinks. It's a pleasure to cook with that incredible view!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    We have spices, but I recommend buying fresh. We don't keep any sugar, so you may want to bring a little if you think you are going to need some....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    We keep lots of ice trays in the freezer! ...moreless

  • Stove:

    We have a stovetop for cooking. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    If you have trouble with any appliance, please let Agustin know immediately. He will provide a new one....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Our second floor center balcony has a padded chaise longue, a table and four chairs. The view of Half Moon Bay is stunning. Each bedroom has a small private balcony facing the bay....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Agustin rents bikes and golf carts....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    We have a large patio at pool level with a variety of chairs and tables. On the beach we provide lounge chairs and palapas or umbrellas....moreless

  • Golf:

    Great nearby golf courses. http://www.rivieramayagolfcourses.info/golf-courses/riviera-maya/...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Ask Agustin to bring this to your balcony. We prefer to use it when it is just outside the office. It is protected from any breeze and keeps smoke out of the condo. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    North Akumal now has a brand new tennis court which is available for public use! The rate is $20.00 US an hour if you bring your own racket and tennis balls or $35.00 US an hour if you need to rent te...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    We have a lovely fresh water pool located on the beachside of the condos. You can hang over the edge of the pool and gaze at the bay....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season (2 bedroom/2 bath)
May 1 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$195
Holiday Season FULL
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay
$385
High Season
Jan 2 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$290
Low Season (2 bedroom/2 bath)
May 1 - Dec 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$195

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 19%

Notes:

Our condo can be rented during High Season as a 1 bedroom/1 bath (with the second bedroom locked off) for $260 per night. WE NEVER RENT THE LOCKED OFF BEDROOM. During Low Season the condo is rented as a 2 bedroom/2 bath only. During August, September and October, we offer a 7 night stay for the price of 6. One night is free.

We prefer a check, but we can take a credit card through PayPal. PayPal charges a fee. To figure out your fee: https://www.google.com/?client=safari#q=paypal+fee+calculator

Guests pay a deposit of 1/2 the total cost of their stay. The balance is due 60 days before arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

105 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
La Buena Vida
37 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Playa del Carmen
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Buena Vida or La Lunita
5 Metres
Nearest Beach
Half Moon Bay

Car: Not Necessary

The snorkeling and diving are fabulous! We are in the perfect spot for easy access to Mayan ruins, EcoParks and many other adventures

Xel-Ha – 17 miles/11 kilometers:

Puerto Aventuras – 17/11

Tulum – 26/16

Xcaret – 32/20

Playa del Carmen – 37/23

Cozumel – 55/3

Puerto Morelos – 69/43

Coba – 70/44

Cancun – 105/65

Chichen Itza – 251/157

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Hi from John and Annie. We are happily retired* in Bishop, California, after thirty plus years living on Donner Summit, in the mountains above Lake Tahoe, enjoying the skiing, hiking, climbing and coping with massive amounts of snow. Bishop is on the eastern side of the Sierras and is a playground for athletes. We moved here to rock climb year round and to get away from the snow. We love spending August in the condo and enjoying our Half Moon Bay. We are in or on the bay for most of every day. *John was a ski school director and climbing instructor. Annie was a teacher, mainly in kindergarten.

Why the Owner Chose Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico:
One morning in early Jan. 2005, after it had been snowing for a week and road closures were eminent, I decided I needed to get somewhere warm and welcoming. I had a photo of a condo on Half Moon Bay up on the 'frig that a friend had given to us at a Christmas party. After staring longingly at the photo, I started looking for a place to stay on HMB, not having any idea it was high season. Of course, nothing was available. One wonderful travel agent told me she had found a hotel room for us but told me to see if I could find a flight first. Oh, my. By the time I secured the flight and confirmed the hotel room, it was about 2:30 in the afternoon. We ran around throwing things in a couple of suitcases, jumped in the car and made the 3 1/2 hour drive up to Reno with white knuckles. Cars were spinning out all around us. We spent that night in Reno and flew out the next morning. We had our feet in the sand that afternoon. It was love at first sight! Half Moon Bay is an absolutely magical place. One day we wandered into the realtor's just to check out prices. When Tony asked if he could show us some properties, we thought it would be fun to look around. One of the properties was Playa Caribe #5. We fell under the spell of that fabulous view of Half Moon Bay from every room in the condo. We love to share our place with family and friends. It is our hope that our visitors will want to return often and think of it as their private get away.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
There seem to be two types of visitors to Half Moon Bay. Some fill every minute of every day with a new adventure: cenotes, diving, driving around, shopping, restaurants, cultural events, ruins, etc. Believe me, there is no end to all one can find to do in this area. We fit in with 'the others' who just love to hang out at Half Moon Bay. We bring about a million books and, when we aren't in the water snorkeling, swimming or SUPing, we have our noses pressed to the pages. The diving is wonderful, but we just can't get enough of the snorkeling. I should add that another bonus to staying at Playa Caribe is meeting some of the very interesting people who stay there often.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

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Photos

  • Bliss!

    Bliss!

  • Looking north from our second floor center condo.

    Looking north from our second floor center condo.

  • Life is good, even on a blustery day~

    Life is good, even on a blustery day~

  • Cook if you want.  There are restaurants within minutes of the condo.

    Cook if you want. There are restaurants within minutes of the condo.

  • We have lots of local handicrafts on display.

    We have lots of local handicrafts on display.

  • The master bedroom has a small balcony, as does the guest bedroom.

    The master bedroom has a small balcony, as does the guest bedroom.

  • The center units stick out for better views (IMHO).

    The center units stick out for better views (IMHO).

  • Slip into the warm bay for some fantastic snorkeling.

    Slip into the warm bay for some fantastic snorkeling.

  • Notice all the turtle nests, marked with coral debris and signs.

    Notice all the turtle nests, marked with coral debris and signs.

  • Watch the sun rise from our balcony.

    Watch the sun rise from our balcony.

  • We have views of Half Moon Bay from every window!

    We have views of Half Moon Bay from every window!

  • Looking south...

    Looking south...

  • Everything you need to make a killer margarita!

    Everything you need to make a killer margarita!

  • Dine inside or out on the balcony.

    Dine inside or out on the balcony.

  • This painting in the LR was created by Sergio, an Akumal artist.

    This painting in the LR was created by Sergio, an Akumal artist.

  • The view of Playa Caribe as you swim back to shore after your snorkel~

    The view of Playa Caribe as you swim back to shore after your snorkel~

  • Cool off in the fresh water pool.  Outside fresh water shower and beach towels:)

    Cool off in the fresh water pool. Outside fresh water shower and beach towels:)

  • Akumal means place of the turtle and you will see many.

    Akumal means place of the turtle and you will see many.

  • Watch the miracle of a turtle hatching right in front of the condo.

    Watch the miracle of a turtle hatching right in front of the condo.

  • The sun sets over the jungle.  This was taken on the roof top of Playa Caribe.

    The sun sets over the jungle. This was taken on the roof top of Playa Caribe.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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