Villa, 5 Bedrooms, Plus owners suite, Plus casita apartment, total of 7 bedroom
Pool / Spa
- 0% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 0 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 0 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 14
Stay in Akumal
Location is outstanding. We did a lot of walking. Due to covid 19 it was great to have our own space. I didn’t see instructions on using the stove and the dials were in Spanish so a little lost on that. The housekeeper were very helpful. We did send several families home early due to the virus. The New York family cancelled and the Alaskans left early. The 85 year old Grandmother stayed to the very end and loved every minute. She had the pool bedroom no steps which was very lovely. Said it was her best vacation ever! I’d suggest some chairs on second floor patio for star gazing. The night sky is amazing. We would all gather with the app and be just amazed at what we saw. Also loved the animals that would visit and the privacy of the vacant lot. We walked the beach in both directions every day. Thank you.
Spring Break with Friends
12 of us stayed in this home for Spring Break. Great neighborhood! Lovely beaches.
We had the caretakers prepare 2 meals for us...delicious and priced very fair.
Would definitely go back
Absolutely amazing Vibes and Help!
Thank you to the Gill family for a wonderful time and stay at their private and beautiful home! Everything ran smoothly! The vibes and views were perfect! Security was constantly around and monitoring the house, making us feel safe and comfortable! An absolutely amazing set up for our group of 11 and the caretakers, Emilio and his wife were perfect! Helped cleanup the house for the multiple lunches and dinners they provided for us! Authentic and full of flavor. Emilios wife even had a birthday cake made for me! Overall epic stay and can’t wait to come back!
Thank you so much we enjoyed having you and your family and would love to have you back in the future Emilio and Inez, they bragged on your family and felt so honored to have you as guest. Hoping to see you soon in the future. Don.
Loved our stay!
We had a fantastic time at this property! We were a large family (total of 16) and we rented out the whole house and the casita. The location is absolutely perfect. We were able to walk everywhere within the village. And you can't beat La Buena Vida being 2 doors away! The house had plenty of room for our large group. All of the rooms in the house had air conditioning and the common space on the first floor got plenty of airflow. It was very comfortable. The outdoor space is the highlight. It is beautiful and the views amazing. Although the beach there is rocky, all we needed were water shoes to safely get out in the water. Many of us snorkeled right from our beach. The caretakers, Emilio and Inez were very sweet. We had them cook for us one night and the meal was delicious and reasonably priced. We felt very safe in the house and in the area. We were cautioned about bandits and, but we kept everything locked up and had no issues. We traveled with our children and felt very safe to have them there.
The only constructive feedback i would give is that i don't think the Casita should be rented. It is not as upkept as the main house and there was no hot water. There were some spiders and small lizards that visited during week in the casita that were NOT found in the main house. We needed the Casita due to the size of our group, which was large. The other note is that the kitchen was not well appointed. It would be as simple as buying some new drink glasses and dishes, and having some shot glasses, measuring cups, spoons, etc. just to make it a little more accommodating. Not a big deal for us because we didn't cook in the house.
But overall, our experience was amazing! We would definitely come back to this house! Don was extremely responsive to any questions we had leading up to our trip and it was greatly appreciated!
Great place for family vacation!
We had a great time at Villa de la Playa. The owner was responsive and the caretakers were friendly. It is important to note that the living area and kitchen are not air conditioned, as is stated in the description. The open doors to the pool and ocean provide a breeze. The children enjoyed the pool and the ocean view is beautiful. It is not a swimming beach as it is rocky and very shallow. There is, however, a great beach in Akumal and the Yal-Ku lagoon is within walking distance. Between the pool, snorkeling, diving and visiting local attractions, we had a great time. One thought--we were unable to arrange for having meals prepared ahead of time because we couldn't get in touch with the caretaker. When we arrived we learned that the cost of having a meal prepared for us was more expensive than going to nearby restaurants, not even including the cost of the food, so I wouldn't plan for that. Overall, it was a great time for the family.
15 Minutes from Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum. ALL OF THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES ARE WITH IN A SHORT WALK OR DRIVE.
60 miles South of Cancun on Hwy. 307. When you arrive in Akumal Beach turn left and house is located approximately 1 mile. The location ins #32 North. Two doors before La Buena Vida Restaurant.
About Don Gill
The property is owned and operated by a family form South Louisiana that believes in southern hospitality no matter where the property is located. The price quoted includes 12 guests. If additional guest (s) stay there will be an additional fee per person.
Don Gill purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Don Gill chose Akumal
The proximity of the Cancun Airport, the sightseeing and numerous activities in the area and the privacy of the villa's location. The property is within walking distance of many restaurants, grocery stores, laundries, fishing charters and dive shops. also, the area is very safe, we sleep with doors and windows unlocked. children and women can walk alone at night and feel very safe and comfortable. THE AREA IS VERY QUITE, NO NOISE BUT THE SOUND OF WAVES ON THE BEACH AND A WARM TROPICAL BREEZE.
What makes this Villa unique
Quiet, relaxed, laid back. The best feature is an intimate private swimming pool and beach area diverse enough to accommodate anything from modest family activities to an environment that is conducive for couples wanting to enjoy a more intimate, romantic, European style atmosphere. We do not tolerate any drugs on the property. No smoking in the house or casita. We will not tolerate loud music. Check in is 3:00 pm and Check out is 11:00 am. If you arrive at the villa after 6:00 pm the caretakers will greet you the next day after 10:00 am.