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Spacious Akumal Condo, Beautiful View and Pool in Elegant Comfy Mi Casa del Mar

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful 1st Floor 2 Br 2 Ba Luxury Condo, Close to Two Beaches & Shopping

First, please check our reviews ! Mi Casa del Mar is one of the most beautiful properties in Akumal ideally located between Akumal Bay, a sandy white beach and fun snorkeling area - and the Half Moon Bay. The condo is in a lovely building, with unique architecture with a private atmosphere that makes it a great vacation retreat with an easy five minute walk to the beaches, shops and restaurants of Akumal.

Our first floor garden level condo is close to a beautiful infinity pool with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea. It has two AC bedrooms, with King Size beds, with two full baths.

Spacious, beautifully decorated and meticulously maintained, our condo sleeps 4 adults and 1-2 more family members on our new futon couch and/or 1-2 more children on our built-in sofa. A beautiful dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and a furnished patiom with walk-out to the pool, complete our five-star retreat.

Please email us for more pictures, visit our web site (link below) for further descriptions of this beautiful and comfortable condo.

Our condo is a favorite for families with kids and for vacationing couples or two couples, with many returning guests. We have daily maid service. A picture file in MS Word, and our web site are both available upon request. Please check out our numerous reviews. We go the extra mile and have a huge DVD movie collection, a CD player in addition to cable TV, snorkeling equipment and even a crib and high-chair for your toddler.

We have a beautiful Infinity Pool with inlaid mosaic turtles. A wading area in front for kids, lawn chairs, and two hamacas to hang inside or outside. Satellite TV, DVD and CD player, WIFI internet movie and CD library. Beach towels, hair-dryer, iron and board. A porta-crib, high-chair and stroller is present making this a kid-friendly condo as well. Air Conditioning in bedrooms which each feature King Sized Beds, Two Full Baths. Gentle ocean breezes keeps the interior comfortable for extra guests and children on futon in LR.

The living area includes two convertible sofa couches in a spacious area with Mexican tile floors and a newly added futon couch. The futon and round dining table can be moved/swapped and arranged to your liking. Outdoor dining table on the patio.

Full kitchen, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, cooking utensils and purified water provided, dining service for 8, daily maid (except Sundays), linens, soap and towels provided. Hair dryer, iron and board, extra pillows and beach towels available by request from the maid. Full laundry in basement floor. Pets Not allowed. Free parking available.

Mi Casa del Mar is ideally located between two near-by beaches: Akumal Bay - a swimming beach with beautiful soft, white sand near the town of Akumal with great restaurants, food stores and cute little shops, - and Half Moon Bay, a snorkeling bay with coral reefs, a great beach restaurant, and dive shop. Both beaches are within five minutes easy walking distance. The the fabulous Yal-ku lagoon for snorkeling is a ten minute walk away.

Mi Casa del Mar is close to the town of Akumal that offers many activities, shops and restaurants. Food and amenities can also conveniently be purchased in Akumal. Internet and international phone service available from the cyber-cafe for very reasonable fees. Be active and explore, or spend your vacation relaxing on a beach or relaxing next to the pool as part of the beautiful view at Mi Casa del Mar.

Akumal is a quiet retreat located in the Mayan Riviera and is famous for snorkeling (Yal Ku Lagoon), excellent scuba diving, deep sea fishing and many other activities. It is in ideal proximity to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba, eco water parks Xel Ha and Xcaret, breath-taking cenotes (water caves), and world famous Playa del Carmen, the ultimate nightlife and shopping town, and many fabulous beaches and snorkeling and diving sites.

The area is ecologically famous for its sea turtle nesting grounds. (Akumal means 'place of the turtle').

More Details

Hans Schmitthenner/Joan Potenza
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, Joan converses in basic, simple Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

Why Hans Schmitthenner/Joan Potenza chose Quintana Roo

We loved this property at first site !


Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • First full bath in master bedroom, Second full bath is off hallway. The bathroom is beautifully tiled and decorated with full stand-up showers and built in tile seat in hallway bath shower for handicapped persons. Our first floor condo requires only walking up our entry way steps which are broad and pictured on our web site. While our poos is super convenient, we urge families with children to note that none of the pools in Akumal have fences requiring a watchful eye on the little ones ! Our kitchen is fully equipped by the best cook in the world with all kinds of kitchen amenties and sets of glasses for your favorite drinks!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Sleeps two couples and an extra adult on our queen size futon couch or two or three children on our built in convertible sofa. A family of 5-6 would be fine in our spacious condo. We also have a crib, high chair and stroller for a little one.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ideal for families, couples, and seniors. First floor condo access from patio or entry door. Our kitchen is fully equipped by the best cook in the world ! Our condo is one of the most spacious 2 BR condos in Akumal. We urge families with children to note that none of the pools in Akumal have fences requiring a watchful eye on the little ones ! Half the pool is a wading pool and the other half is deep for adults. We have a library of movies on DVD for young and old. We have an assortment of snorkeling equipment for adults, teens and children as well.


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Spacious Akumal Condo, Beautiful View and Pool in Elegant Comfy Mi Casa del Mar
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Washington DC

Our best vacation

  • 5 of 5

Dear [name of owner],

I hope you are having a wonderful vacation. I am writing on behalf of my group of friends to let you know that we had an amazing time at your condo. It is beautiful and so well equipped. We loved it! If we go back we will definitely rent your condo again. Having rented two condos in Mi Casa del Mar I can tell you that we prefer yours 100%.

Once we download the pics I'll send you some for your website. There is so much to see in Akumal.

Our favorite was the turtle tour organized by the CEA (ceakumal for web search)

We saw turtles lay their eggs and the small turtles being born. I highly recommend that experience for everyone who visits your house.

The tours leave at 9pm each night from CEa downtown Akumal, they cost $10 a person. It is not recommended that a person tries to see the turtles on his/her own as turtles get scared by noise and light and the birth cycle may be ruined by humans very easily.

We also went snorkeling in the Cenote Dos Ojos, swimming with dolphins in Dolphin Encounter, snorkeling in Yalkul Lagoon, visited Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. Swam with the turtles on several occasions just on Akumal Bay (an amazing experience). We also went to the Sian Kan reserve, rented a boat at Punta Allen. We went for dinner in Playa del Carmen and enjoyed the pool every day.

For baby sitting my friends used the child center at the Akumal Caribe hotel a couple of times.

Gloria and Epi did a fabulous job!

We loved our stay. Let me know if you want more details and I'll be happy to give you a ring. We definitely hope to rent your place again soon.

Thanks. Best,

[name of renter]

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for taking the time to write. It is delightful to us when people like yourself write to us describing their wonderful vacations and it is fun for us to develop friendships with so many of our guests like you! And thanks for the kind words for our wonderful staff. Without them I can't imagine what we would do ! This is our second home and we really have appreciate the guests like who who care and respect our condo, treating it like their home. Akumal is indeed filled and surrounded by many things to do and it certainly sounds like you found them ! We have a number of guests who keep in touch and return to our condo every year or two and that really makes us feel great ! We try to help people in their plans and are responsive to any questions or problems. Btw We saw a Mom turtle dig and nest and lay her eggs at midnight under the full moon last year. It took her hours and it was an amazing, unforgettable experience. Thanks so very much. Hans S.
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Wilmington, NC

Great Accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Mi Casa Del Mar. Everything was exactly as expected, very clean and comfortable. We love sitting on the covered patio and the pool was outstanding. It is very conveniently located and within walking distance to our two favorite restaurants. The Treehouse was an excellent place for happy hour and also had wonderful food. The swing seats were so cool. Turtle Bay was our other go to. They had excellent breakfast and sandwiches. The price was very reasonable!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love hearing from guests who enjoyed staying in our condo. The treehouse sounds like the one in La Buena Vida and it's sure a fun restaurant. We like their lime soup and empanadas. And the floor...which is sand ! Love Turtle Bay as well. We hope you come back !
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Excellent location, amenities, and service!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (including 2 children ages 6 and 8) spent 8 relaxing days enjoying the patio, pool, neighbors, view, and the sound of the waves from Mi Casa Del Mar A1. Staying on the first floor turned out to be perfect for our family; unlike in years past where we stayed on higher floors, the 1st floor location saved us from lugging all of our stuff up and down the stairs each time the girls wanted to swim or feed the iguanas.

The condo was very comfortable. It included a "catch-all" closet with items like lifejackets for the girls...a huge convenience for us. The internet worked well enough for us to stream videos for the girls in the late evenings. The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfy, and the ACs worked great.

The staff was attentive and responsive as usual - a small crack developed in the coffee pot and, without us pointing it out, they replaced it. We left out a small christmas tree with the battery pack open (we were planning on going to the store to get batteries) and Alex showed up the same day with a new pack of batteries for us. Bottom line, the service was amazing.

We visited all of our regular haunts, which were in easy walking distance from the condo...La Buena Vida (we walked there by road and fun!), Lucy's/Turtle Bay Bakery, and Lol-ha. Our "first time" visits included Xelha (a VERY clean and well-run operation...we had a great time), the Tulum ruins and Yal-Ku lagoon (wow!!). The girls were both old enough to enjoy snorkeling so we spent several mornings swimming with the wildlife in the bay (countless turtles, varied fish, stingray, etc). We even saw a barracuda at Xelha...yikes!! We bought a basketball and spent several afternoons playing on the Akumal court.

Hans was a great host, quick to respond to questions leading up to our visit, and very accommodating with our requests. We visit Akumal every couple of years and always stay at Mi Casa Del Mar (because of location and amenities). This was our first year to rent A1 but, given our experience, we plan on renting Hans' condo again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! This is what we strive for - our goal is for our guests to have a fabulous vacation, and these things are great to hear. Your comments about the staff are very nice to hear. The glimpse into the things you like to do in Akumal is fun and helpful for others as well. We love guests who get back to us like this and appreciate your comments. What else can I say. Thank you very much !
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Where do I start? This rental was amazing. We stayed for 10 days in April and I cant say enough good things about this rental. It was my husband and I and our children ages 11 and 3. The bottom floor was perfect for us because we didn't have to worry about the balcony and we were close to the pool. From the kitchen you could see both the pool and the ocean, which was amazing while preparing meals. The condo had many extras which was very helpful. Hans was so knowledgeable and easy to work with. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias ! You know this works both ways actually. Some guests are very pleasant by email and a pleasure to work with ! We're very happy you enjoyed our place. This made our week !
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Best "Coastal Condo-ing" we have experienced in Mexico!

  • 5 of 5

Now that we have returned from Mexico and I am caught up at work (sigh), I wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how wonderful our stay was. We really enjoyed your condo. I think we were there during a time when lots of the owners were there. We met them all! The couple from Boulder, the family from NH, etc., it was such a nice atmosphere! Everything was in perfect order! We can't find anything negative to report. There truly was EVERYTHING right there! From coolers, extra snorkel gear and beach balls, to, games, knives that were actually sharp, and quite the music selection....the condo was perfect! The only thing we would add to the closet collection are some binoculars or even suggest in pre departure info that bird or boat lovers pack a travel pair! We had a curious 12 year old boy with us who loves to fish and he was obsessed with trying to see if the fishing boats out in front were catching anything! Thank you for having us and we hope to return in the future! I'll bring you some binoculars ;-)

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! Will be sure to pick up some binoc's for boat watching. Sometimes there are cruise ships in the distance and it is is clear, you can see the south tip of Cozumel.
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Even better than advertised!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at Mi Casa del Mar we knew that we had made the right choice. The condo was even better than advertised! The owners had provided us with helpful tips and advice prior to arriving in addition to detailed instructions on how to get to the property. We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of space that the condo provided in addition to the amazing view of the ocean and the pool from the patio. The property was easy to find, very clean and spacious and included many amenities (including snorkeling gear which we put to use everyday at Akumal Bay). When we arrived we were greeted by the property caretakers (Jorge and Epi) who were very friendly and helpful in getting us settled into the condo. They also provided useful tips when looking for places to eat, snorkel and explore. Gloria was also amazing and always had the condo clean when we returned at the end of each day. I can't say enough about the staff...they were great! The pool at the property is very relaxing as you watch the waves crash into the shore below or spy a black iguana relaxing on the rocks nearby. I would certainly recommend this property to a couple or a small family that is looking for an amazing location that is close to a variety of things to do (ruins, cenotes, shopping, etc.) but that is also much more laid back then Cancun or Playa del Carmen but still has amazing beaches, amazing snorkeling (We saw large sea turtles and stingrays everyday, especially earlier in the morning) and restaurants (Pizza, Pasta and Amore was excellent as well as the little luncheria next to the Super Chomak store - great food for a great price) and amazing people! The entire community provided an amazing and relaxing stay. We will definetelty stay in Akumal again at Mi Casa del Mar. Hans and Joan (owners) were very easy to work with and provided us with everything we needed to make our vacation even more memorable. Thanks Hans and Joan! Akumal is a hidden gem and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review ! We're so happy you enjoyed it and are happy to be of help. Thank you !
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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
La Beuna Vida
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Caeva de Pescador (Cave of the Fisherman)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Akumal Bay
Car: recommended

An easy one-hour drive south of the Cancun airport will get you to one of the world's most beautiful vacation locations in Akumal. Mi Casa del Mar is ideally located between two near-by beaches: Akumal Bay - a swimming beach with beautiful soft, white sand near the town of Akumal with great restaurants, food stores and cute little shops, - and Half Moon Bay, a snorkeling bay with coral reefs, a great beach restaurant, and dive shop. Akumal is a quiet retreat located in the Mayan Riviera and is famous for snorkeling (Yal Ku Lagoon), excellent scuba diving and many other activities. An easy drive takes you to many fabulous beaches, eco water parks Xel Ha and Xcaret, and breath-taking cenotes. Akumal has ideal proximity to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba, Ek Balaam and Chitzenitza.. The area is ecologically protected and famous for its sea turtle nesting grounds (Akumal means 'place of the turtle'). Internet is available in our beautiful building.

Other Activities: sun-bathing, shopping, Robinson Crusoe tours and turtle watching in summer

Eco: In the summer months night walking tours are available close by to watch turtles come on beaches to nest. It is a very special place.

Additional information, pictures and web sites are one request away !


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We have been known to be flexible regarding cancellations and refund fully for hurricanes and proven medical situations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.