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Magical Playa Caribe#4, Akumal Luxury Beachfront Condo on Sandy Beach, Pool

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Pool on beach so you can see to horizon, almost to Africa, nearly to infinity

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


!! SUNSATIONAL SPECIALS !!
LOW SEASON SALE FOR 2017 -- Buy 6 nights, get the 7th night free!! Valid on reservations for stays between August 1 and October 31, 2017, for 2 bd 2 ba. !! **see other pricing under RATES

***EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC!! Ethereal beauty, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, coral reefs, turtles and abundant sea creatures, prehistoric ruins, serenity—this is the Maya Riviera and Playa Caribe #4. Ahhhhhhh....let it work it's magic on you!! Playa Caribe #4 is a second floor luxury-but-affordable-unit with 2 bd 2 ba that provides the ultimate in privacy. Yet has fabulous VIEWS OF BOTH aquamarine CARIBBEAN AND verdant JUNGLE; only the side units offer both these views. It is spacious and considerably larger than the center units. We hear no pool noise here so it really is tranquil. Our condo is just steps from the beachfront, and you have the ability to watch turtles and rays cavort in the bay waters below. The condominium Playa Caribe is generally considered to be the BEST condo in Akumal because we are unique with enticing amenities like CENTRAL AIR so that you really are cool during the hot days and warm nights, RO PURIFIED WATER from all taps so you can drink it directly just like at home and not get sick, a stunning POOL on the beach.

Playa Caribe #4 is newly redecorated in soft Caribbean colors and textures of Mexico and the Caribbean, with three custom-made stained glass windows, a Mexican mask collection, and many pieces of Mexican cultural art, it gently brings Mayan ambience into your life. Both bedrooms have private balconies that look directly onto the jungle, and a third balcony is off the living room looking onto the beach where you can dine or read while watching turtles and rays swim in the ocean waters below. There is FREE fast, dependable wireless internet service.

The unit sleeps 6: the master bedroom with a comfy king bed (and high thread count linens) has views both of the sparkling ocean and the lush jungle, with an ensuite full bath with tub/shower and two sinks. The second bedroom has two double beds with romantic mosquito canopies and a full bath also with tub/shower. Each bedroom has its own balcony. There is a new 50" SMART TV in the living room.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooktop, microwave, convection and browning oven, refrigerator, many small appliances, serving dishes, spices, cloth napkins, and candles—everything to make your stay enjoyable . . . . and memorable. Dining is at the breakfast bar or at the dining table, with magnificent views. There is daily maid service (you do not need to do dishes or make your bed if you don’t want to!), 24-hour security, and room safe. We are concerned about our environmental impact, and have been awarded the CEA Ecological seal of approval for environmental protection.

Playa Caribe #4 is located about an hour drive's south of the Cancun airport off the 307 main highway, 40 steps from the water on the sandy beach in the charming seaside village of Akumal. Playa Caribe is within walking distance of gourmet restaurants and breakfast cafes, and abounds with activities like snorkeling or scuba diving on the offshore reefs, swimming in the unique cenotes, tours to Mayan ruins, or siestas.

Akumal is a peaceful resort, away from the maddening crowds of the “touristy” cities, yet has all the amenities you could want including many water and eco-jungle activities, delicious dining, bars, and comfort. The condominium itself has only 12 condos to preserve the small town atmosphere.

The Maya name Akumal means “land of the turtle” because turtles actually do lay eggs and hatch here during the summer; this is an incredible life affirming experience to watch.

Other activities: The village of Akumal is only 20 minutes drive south from the glitzy Playa del Carmen, which hosts the ferry to the island of Cozumel, and has many activities should you desire to leave your tranquil life in Akumal for the day or evening. The Maya ruins at Tulum are only a 20 minute drive south of Akumal.

***Walk the beach at sunrise and sunset, watch for turtle egg laying and hatching, drink a margarita under a palapa, read the book that you’ve been meaning to start, forget your troubles under the stars, and peacefully dream about your next visit to enchanting Akumal and Playa Caribe #4.

Keywords: Beachfront condominium, sandy beach, pool, Akumal, Half Moon Bay, central air, potable water, view, jungle, ocean, spacious, 2 bedroom 2 bath, turtles, kids, snorkel

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1422 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Beachside Pool and easily accessible shore swimming...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only outside, not in the condos...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double, 1 baby crib

    office can provide this for you upon request...moreless

  • Master bedroom has comfy King size bed (new in Aug 2014) with high thread count linens, an ensuite bathroom with double sinks and tub/shower, and private balcony that looks onto jungle. While lying in bed you can see both the ocean AND the jungle--what a way to wake up!! The second bedroom two comfy double beds with high thread count linens, decorative mosquito netting, private balcony that looks onto jungle. Baby Cribs available upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • 2 full bathrooms with tub/shower, each has outside views; master has double sink, guest bedroom has single Mexican hand painted talavera sink...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Generally considered to be the BEST condominium in Akumal: --Reverse osmosis (RO) PURIFIED DRINKING WATER from all taps so the water is safe to drink --CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING throughout condo so the condo (and you) never get too hot --infinity POOL on the beach --SPACIOUS AND ELEGANT...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An ecclectic selection of books in the condo for your pleasure--take one leave one. More for FREE in office...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    in each bedroom...moreless

  • Games:

    Many board games: Stanfordopoly, Apples to Apples, cards, Scrabble, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    iPhone/ iPod Bose Sound Dock with speakers...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    FREE Dish Latina TV with 2 satellite receivers, one in each bedroom for independent viewing of HBO, CNN, and ESPN...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Great sound: Bose Sound Dock II Digital Music System, black ...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TVs in each bedroom, each connected independently to satellite receiver & DVD for HBO, ESPN +and instructions. Many programs with Spanish sub titles will help you learn Mexican language...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Some videos in condo master bedroom drawer + available for FREE rental in office...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    We are right on the sandy beach and there is a view of the beach and water from the condo....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The sand is soft and white here and the peaceful sea water laps the shore--you can see vistas to infinity....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Right on a sandy beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    While lying in bed you can see both the ocean and the jungle...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are located on the sand, just steps from the water...moreless

  • Village:

    Akumal is a quiet village for those who are interested in nature, adventure, leisure activities, ocean, and turtles. We are only 15 min. from towns with nightlife besides what is offered in Akumal...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    When at the formal dining table you can see the ocean and the jungle **There is also counter eating at kitchen bar ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air just like at home, one of the only condos in Akumal to have this, and essential on hot days and warm nights...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    You can set your own digital thermostat...moreless

  • Internet:

    FREE very high speed, reliable internet which was updated July 2014...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count sheets ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Newly redecorated in soft Caribbean tones, has views of ocean AND jungle, excellent lighting for bright or mood, plenty of seating. New flat screen SMART TV in living room....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    will want international service...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking in front of condo AND in private lot directly across the village 'road' ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private, lighted parking, Security Guard at night in front of condo and also across the 15 ft side village road (no traffic)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy towels, FREE beach towels inside condo...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A private laundry service, Mugre's, located just inside the Akumal Arch, will wash, dry and fold your laundry + a service across highway in Akumal Pueblo...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    FREE very high speed, very reliable internet which was updated July 2014...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    YES--Ask at office or look in Playa Caribe Information Book in condo...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Beachy-style dishes and glasses, all accoutrrements...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Seashell dishes, Mexican glasses, talavera salad plates, bamboo silverware, sharp knives, all utensils pots & pans needed...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Everything you need to be a master chef--if you want: cook top, full frig, microwave, toaster oven, toaster,blender, juicer, coffeemaker & grinder--everything to live for 1 night or several months...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large sized unit...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Complete spices you would need + oils...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-sized refrigerator with freezer. shelves, ice trays...moreless

  • Stove:

    Flat glass-top electric cooktop stove with 4 burners....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    3 balconies/terrasses, the largest off living room looks onto the Bay and there is one off each bedroom...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    For rent in office...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio/balcony overlooks Half Moon Bay where you can see turtles, rays, pelicans; there is also a balcony off each bedroom to view jungle...moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby at Bahia Principe (10 minutes So) or Playacar (20 minutes No)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical plants in front and in back...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Available in office; they will bring it up to your patio with briquets...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some in office, but better to bring your own...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Beautiful pool right on the beach overlooks Half Moon Bay...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
LOW, Fall '16: 2 br
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$195
$1,365 $5,460
HOLIDAY 2016: 2 br, 7 nte min
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,695
HIGH '17:2br 2ba, 1br 1ba=$260
Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$290
$2,030 $8,120
LOW SUMMER '17: 2br
May 1 - Jul 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,365 $5,460
SPECIAL'17: 2 br,buy 6,7thFREE
Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,170 $4,680
LOW, Fall '17: 2 br Nov 1, 201
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
$1,365 $5,460
HOLIDAY 2017: 2 br, 7 ngt min
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,695
HIGH '18:2br 2ba, 1br 1ba=$260
Jan 7 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$290
$2,030 $8,120
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$195
$1,365 $5,460
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 19%

Notes:

*****We have additional rates for stays of less than 7 nights AND for a 1 bd 1 ba configuration where you get the entire condo except for the guest bedroom. No one else is ever in the second bedroom.

Cancellations will be permitted if more than 60 days before departure and all monies paid except 20% servicing fee will be refunded. If a Cancellation for any reason occurs less than 60 days from departure no funds will be refunded. We strongly advise the purchase of travel insurance.


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun (CUN)
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
La Buena Vida
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Playacar (Playa del Carmen), Bahia Principe
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
MX Federal HWY 307, N/S Cancun to Belize border
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Buena Vida, La Lunita
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
beachfront, Half Moon Bay, Akumal

Car: Recommended

Playa Caribe #4 is beachfront with a fabulous view of the sparkling ocean on a beautiful sandy beach in Akumal. You can sit on our balcony or in the beachfront pool and enjoy the Half Moon Bay, see turtles swimming in the water just offshore. Just relax under the warmth of the sun, or partake in snorkeling (and scuba diving), some of the main attractions here. There are also the incredible Mayan ruins at Tulum that overlook the turquoise sea or you can swim and dive in the captivating centotes (freshwater sink holes and caves) unique in the world. A short distance away are ATVs for jungle exploration, crocodile zoos for the children, horseback riding--eco experiences.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: Ron and Shari have been married for years and share a love of the environment, scuba diving, and Akumal. We are both University professors (mathematics and biology) in Southern California and have two grown daughters who also dive. We come down to Akumal every August to stay in our blissful condo, and have tried to decorate it to provide you, our guests, with comfort, culture, and contentment in our little place in Mayan Mexico.. Please enjoy what we have created for you! When traveling around the world, we scuba in exotic locations, gazing at new animal life and witnessing the modernization of cultures. I have collected masks from these travels that represent the cultural and religious arts of the countries. You can see a portion of my mask collection on the wall above the dining table. Despite all our countries visited, we still love AKUMAL the BEST-it has the most to offer

Why Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico:
We love to SCUBA dive, relax in a quiet atmosphere that still has the amenities we want. For us, Playa Caribe is magical, and has it all--the Mexican-Maya ambience, delicious food, balmy weather. It is a location where we bring our family to renew our loving relationships. We came down for about 18 years, always intending to buy but never doing so, and then we found #4 available in Play Caribe and we excitedly bought it. We plan to sometime spend the entire summer down here; wouldn't that be wonderful. Bliss!!!!!!!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The beautiful view of the sparkling turquoise waters, the quiet and peacefulness of our Akumal, the diverse sea life just off shore, with fabulous views of both the SEA AND the JUNGLE from the condo--all serves to make Playa Caribe #4 special. The pool is beautiful and you can rest on the side and see the Caribbean sea; snorkeling and diving is right off the beach; purified water that is safe to drink is available from all taps; you can adjust central air for your temperature comfort. Snorkeling is right off shore and you can walk to the many restaurants that have delicious food, or even cook in our fully equipped kitchen.


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Pool on beach so you can see to horizon, almost to Africa, nearly to infinity

    Pool on beach so you can see to horizon, almost to Africa, nearly to infinity

  • Gorgeous, mesmerizing, view from balcony

    Gorgeous, mesmerizing, view from balcony

  • Beautiful sunrise--walk the beach, enjoy the quiet solitude, feel the bliss

    Beautiful sunrise--walk the beach, enjoy the quiet solitude, feel the bliss

  • You can see forever across the Sea from the living room

    You can see forever across the Sea from the living room

  • Comfy king bed and at least 500 thread count linens in master

    Comfy king bed and at least 500 thread count linens in master

  • Master bath with double sink, shower & tub, stained glass window, view to sea

    Master bath with double sink, shower & tub, stained glass window, view to sea

  • Guest bath with hand-painted talavera sink, custom-made stained glass window

    Guest bath with hand-painted talavera sink, custom-made stained glass window

  • I painted mural in 2013 to add unique ambience to ocean-side patio

    I painted mural in 2013 to add unique ambience to ocean-side patio

  • Incredible regional masks above formal dining area--can see ocean and jungle

    Incredible regional masks above formal dining area--can see ocean and jungle

  • Formal dining table sits 6, with artisanal plates and cloth napkins

    Formal dining table sits 6, with artisanal plates and cloth napkins

  • Breakfast bar and complete kitchen where you can cook if you want

    Breakfast bar and complete kitchen where you can cook if you want

  • Playa Caribe from the beach--#4 is the second floor right

    Playa Caribe from the beach--#4 is the second floor right

  • Southern view of Half Moon Bay; we are at center of the Bay on the sand

    Southern view of Half Moon Bay; we are at center of the Bay on the sand

  • Our sandy beach, loungers, palapas, the crystal azure waters ready to embrace yo

    Our sandy beach, loungers, palapas, the crystal azure waters ready to embrace yo

  • Azure Caribbean Sea and living room

    Azure Caribbean Sea and living room

  • Spacious master bedroom has private balcony and views of jungle and ocean

    Spacious master bedroom has private balcony and views of jungle and ocean

  • Picturesque view-thru from master bedroom to beach

    Picturesque view-thru from master bedroom to beach

  • Second bedroom has romantic decorative mosquito nets, own patio, view of jungle

    Second bedroom has romantic decorative mosquito nets, own patio, view of jungle

  • Hand-made sirenis (mermaid), library and games

    Hand-made sirenis (mermaid), library and games

  • Dining area with views of ocean and jungle; authentic Mexican mask collection

    Dining area with views of ocean and jungle; authentic Mexican mask collection

  • Spacious living room with 50" SMART TV and view to ocean and jungle

    Spacious living room with 50" SMART TV and view to ocean and jungle

  • Atrium of condo building provides interior natural light and sense of outdoors

    Atrium of condo building provides interior natural light and sense of outdoors

  • A baby endangered turtle hatching, Jun - 
Sep each year. Truly  incredible!

    A baby endangered turtle hatching, Jun - Sep each year. Truly incredible!

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Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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