Gorgeous Condo on sandy beach 2 Bd, 2 Ba for 6, central air, pool, RO pure water
About Shari Stern
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 stunning museum quality 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
Shari Stern purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Shari Stern chose Akumal
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, clear turquoise waters. 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!!!!!!!
What makes this Condo unique
!NEWS FLASH: Riviera Maya voted BEST CAVE DIVING in the world!! **TURTLE egg laying season begins now!! 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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Carefree Girlfriend Getaway
Instead throwing out the life story you often find on Pinterest, I decided to bullet point key highlights and qualities about the property.
* Walking through the door provides visitors the opportunity to experience that the property is quite beyond the photos viewed online.
* The easiest check-in/checkout ever (in my experience)!
* WiFi and air conditioning are on point (excellent)!
* Was able to access my apps on the television.
* Great communication between management. (If I needed anything all I had to do was request, and someone returned my query quickly and efficiently.)
* Bedding and furniture were very comfortable.
* Groceries delivery service was able to bring groceries directly to condo.
* Beach staff worked tirelessly to maintain beach and make sure all surroundings were clean without being too noticeable.
**** Housekeeping service was discreet, professional and quick. (In and out like ninjas. You’d be hard pressed to see them in action, and were just greeted with a sparkling clean condo when returning for another drink etc.)
* Several options of activities/sightseeing in area.
* I can’t wait to return!!!
Great family vacation!
Condo is beautiful and in a great location for exploring the area. Our only complaint is that we didn’t stay longer.
The condo has everything you need for a comfortable stay and the staff at the Playa Caribe are very accommodating and friendly. A huge benefit for us, being first time visitors to this area, was the wealth of knowledge that Shari shared with us about the area. It made it very efficient for us to learn the ropes and make the most of our stay in Akumal.
Thank you for writing your thoughts. We are so happy you loved our condo and our staff. Your words are important to us. Thank you again for renting, and next time you visit Akumal you will probably want to stay even longer.
Beautiful, clean condo, great location
We had a great week! Highlights included snorkeling in the bay out front and several other places nearby, walking to the great nearby restaurants, swimming in the pool, and a ceynote tour. The condo was very clean, totally bug free, and very spacious for our family of 4! The information from the owner, sent to us before our trip, was very helpful for our packing and planning. A great place -- we would definitely stay there again! (Other reviewers have noted that there a seaweed issue throughout Half Moon Bay, but it was not a big deal for us -- several workers persistently worked at clearing it out. For us, it meant that we walked 1-2 minutes north where there were fewer rocks and less seaweed to enter the water for snorkeling. During our visit, there was no terrible smell like some others have reported.)
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are very happy you loved our condo and found numerous adventures in Akumal and that you used my guide for what to expect and things to do. Yes, I agree, the sargassum is a nuisance but luckily it does come and go in our bay, and the bulk does move up and down. The "rocks" in front of our condo are limestone shelves, a part of the reef where small fish hide and other fish feed. This contributes to the animal diversity in the waters in front of our condo. Hope to see you and your family back soon.
Amazing, wonderful stay!!
I highly recommend! I went with my mom, brother, sister-in-law, and their five month old son, and it perfectly accommodated us in every way. The pool is a perfect temperature, the beach gorgeous and the view is to die for. Everything is so close, including delicious restaurants and scuba diving and snorkeling. It was so relaxing, safe, and an awesome place to spend a week building memories. The kitchen has everything you need from a blender to cooking supplies to tupperware. There is a security guard on duty all of the time, (even though the town feels very safe) and two little "corner stores" right next to the building. The workers are kind, the maid did an incredible job each day. The host also sent us a week long itinerary with tons of wonderful things to do if we did not want to relax in the serenity. I can not recommend this place enough for a family, a friend trip, or even a solo getaway!
Gracias for your marvelous review. I am so happy you noticed, and appreciated, all the extras that I and our condominium staff did to make your stay the best. We hope you return soon!
2 great weeks in Halfmoon Bay!
This is a lovely condo with everything you need for a great vacation. Top notch staff! Great communication with the owners. We enjoyed the beach at Akumal more as there was less moss and calmer waters. A day trip to the ruins at Tulum followed by the afternoon at Playa Paraiso was fantastic. Monday night karaoke at La Palapa in Chemuyil was fun if you’re more adventurous. The restaurants around the condo are all good but not as cheap as other areas of Mexico. The colectivo is a cheap way to get to Tulum from Akumal (runs til 11:00 pm) Thanks, Shari for the use of your condo.
Thank you for staying in our condo for for being such wonderful guests to work with. It sounds like you had quite the adventure and you even discovered the collectivos and the music scene in Chemuyil (where many the Akumal workers, including our maids, live). How dauntless you all were and the stories you can tell!! Gracias again.
Beautiful condo, awesome location
We very much enjoyed our week in Sharon's condo. Well appointed and great location.
Thanks you so much for the review, and we are delighted you loved our condo ad had an enjoyable week visit. Hope to see you back again soon.
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.