About the property
- Villa3400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)
'Villa Arrecife' is a new 3,400 sq. ft. luxury vacation villa located in the beautiful Mayan Riviera. The villa features 6 bedrooms, each with private balconies and bathrooms, individually controlled A/C and spacious closets. The villa's open concept main floor spills out to the in-ground pool sundeck and covered terraces. A gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar and tap dedicated to purified water (installed and maintained by a Canadian water technician). The rooftop terrace features a mini bar, palapa with hammocks and seating for ocean viewing by day and star gazing at night! Surrounded by virgin jungle and located within the gated residential community of the 'Grand Sirenis Resort', only minutes away from some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving areas as well as shopping and nightlife makes 'Villa Arrecife' the perfect family vacation villa!
Villa Arrecife and Grand Sirenis Resort
As a guest of 'Villa Arrecife' you are eligible for day passes to the stunning 'Grand Sirenis Resort'! Speak with our Property Manager, Alex, as to the daily rate.
Also located in the 'Grand Sirenis Resort' is the 'Spa at Grand Sirenis'! Treat yourself to a day of pampering at this new luxury day spa (information regarding services available is located in a booklet at the villa). As guests of 'Villa Arrecife' you are entitled to 10% every spa service you choose!
Some of the amenities offered at the resort are: a hospital, a small variety store, gift shops, lazy river, 3 pools, a coffee shop, snack bars, 2 large buffets, an ice cream shop, poolside activities, yoga, bike riding, tennis, archery, and much, much more!
Villa Arrecife and Akumal
'Villa Arrecife' is located a mere 5 minutes north of the town of Akumal. This quaint town is a ecologically protected area and has much to offer travellers of all ages! If you are looking for great seafood and margaritas, 'Cueva del Pescador is your best bet, a high-end restaurant, Lol-Ha located on Akumal Bay beach is superb! The adjoining beach bar is perfect for sipping on a cerveza and watching the ocean, and you cannot finish a day at the beach without visiting the ice cream store! La Buena Vida is a beach bar and restaurant located on Half Moon Bay beach ~ where during the day you can snorkel and watch sea turtles in their natural habitat!
The beaches of Akumal are lined with talc-like sand and Akumal Bay is very shallow (perfect for younger travellers). The warm waters of the Caribbean Sea meet with the fresh waters from the land in Yalku Lagoon ~ an excellent spot for snorkeling and seeing spectacular displays of fish and coral.
Akumal also has small vendors and stores which sell souvenirs, jewelery and groceries.
Villa Arrecife and Tourist Attractions
We understand if you want to just soak up the warm Caribbean rays and enjoy the local beaches as well as beautiful 'Villa Arrecife' itself, however if you want to truly experience the Riviera Maya and see all it has to offer, you will not be disappointed!
There are a wide variety of activities to suit all tastes! Amongst the Riviera Maya family attractions you will find snorkeling, diving, dolphins, sea lions, exotic birds, monkeys of many species, and rich flora. Xel-Ha, Xcaret, Aktun Chen, Aktun Chi, Xplor, Dolphinarius, Tres Rios Ecopark, and Crococun Crocodile Park and Regional Zoo are just a few of the larger attractions that can be found in the Riviera, but there are an abundance of smaller cenotes, botanical gardens, and an aviary located in Playacar, that are equally as fantastic! For the more adventurous there is even skydiving! Golfers can spend time at Playacar, horseback riding at 'Rancho Bonita Loma', and deep sea fishing can also be found in this aquatic paradise!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Tamara Stimpson
We are a family of 4 who live in Canada but love to vacation in the Mayan Riviera. We had so many fun-filled family vacations in this area year-after-year that we decided to purchase some property and build a vacation home!
Tamara Stimpson purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Tamara Stimpson chose Akumal
We love Grand Sirenis resort and wanted to build somewhere that is safe, where you can get to tourist attractions, points of interest and great beaches...purchasing property in the residential area of this resort we know and love, and building here just seemed right!
What makes this Villa unique
Our favourite spot in the entire villa is the rooftop terrace - during the day you laze in a hammock under the palapa and enjoy great ocean views and breezes, and the night sky is breathtaking! We often see shooting stars!!
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Awesome place, especially for large groups
This house is beautiful! The pictures are a very accurate representation and what they don’t show is the cute casita that is also part of the property. My adult son loved having this little place to go to to get away from the younger kids and to sleep late!
The house has everything you need and then some. Plenty of kitchenware, lots of seating space both inside and out, huge bedrooms. The bathrooms had hair dryers, soap and shampoo (bring conditioner if you use it!). Nice extra touches were the beach mats, coolers and even extra hats because the sun there is very intense!
The kids loved having the pool to play in. It was a bit chilly, but they couldn’t care less, and in the middle of the hot day it felt amazingly! I loved the rooftop terrace...I spent hours lounging in the hammocks up there. The view, especially at sunrise, is amazing. A funny note... if you hang out by the pool in the evening, expect a visit from a small family of raccoons! Harmless, but very curious!
The walk to the residential beach takes about 7-8 minutes. There is A LOT of coral, so water shoes are necessary if you’re going to take a dip. We found that a quick 5 minute ride to Akumal Beach was worth it. There were shops leading to the beach, a really fantastic restaurant (Lol-Ha) and an amazing Dive Shop (Akumal Dive Center). One note on Akumal Beach....it’s a coral base covered by a relatively small layer of sand....so if you’re looking for comfort you may want to rent a beach chair when you get there!!
The house also provides daily housekeeping and Diana is amazing! The house is spotless and she will even do your laundry if you want!
The owners were incredibly easy to work with and answered our questions right away.
You won’t be disappointed if you rent this house and if we come to the Mayan Riviera again this will absolutely be where I stay!!
awsome house. amazing staff
we loved the place so much. Alex and his staff were great. can't wait to come back!!!
Beautiful Vacation Home
We have just returned from a week's vacation at Villa Arrecife. We were a family of 8 who stayed at the Villa. The Villa is absolutely beautiful and was spotless. There was plenty of space for the 8 of us to gather including a gourmet kitchen, dining area and large family room. The cleaning lady was there most of the day to clean the Villa which also included laundry service and dishes. We brought in a chef service to make our evening meals so we were totally pampered during our stay. The grounds and pool area are maintained very well. If you wanted some quiet time, you could retreat to one of the balconies on the second floor to read a book or just look out at the view. We felt so safe staying on the premises of the gated resort - each evening we would walk down to the beach. The villa is approximately a 5 minute drive from Akumal Beach. We used Cancun Shuttle Service which picked us at the airport and drove us to the Villa, and then returned us to the airport the following week. There is a taxi stand located on the resort so we were able to grab a cab whenever we needed. I would have no hesitation in recommending the villa to others and I would definitely stay there again.
This is the first time we have used VRBO and was so impressed. Tamara was wonderful to deal with and answered all of my questions. T
We are delighted that you had such a wonderful vacation in the Mayan Riviera and enjoyed your time at the villa!! Thank you for your kind words; I will ensure that this is passed along to Alex and Diana!
Perfect for a friends weekend
We needed a quiet place to gather at the end of a long week in Mexico, and Villa Arricefe made for an excellent last few days. The large open kitchen is perfect for cooking and gathering for meals. The bedrooms are big and comfy. And the pool area just the right amount of space for 10 of us to enjoy time together. A huge thank you to the owners for being so easy & nice to work with. Enjoy!
Best Retreat Ever
What a wonderful stay! As large group of friends trying to get away in one spot together, it is always difficult. But our stay here at the Villa was incredible. There was plenty of space for everyone to sleep comfortably, and the house is so spacious with multiple gathering areas that it never once felt crowded. Every thing you needed for cooking was right there, the BBQ was great! The pool was refreshing! The best part was being away from the hustle and bustle of hotels or other rental areas where you are sharing buildings or common spaces. We loved the privacy. It was an added bonus having the place cleaned daily. I would recommend this place easily and would love to return in the future. It far exceeded my expectations. Tamara the owner was incredible with keeping in touch and answering every question. Very quick response time, very cordial and flexible with any changes that we needed. This is a real win if you are looking for quality, space, and privacy.
Beautiful Villa with All Comforts of Home
This is a lovely and spacious villa. We made extensive use of the kitchen, which had everything we needed to prepare and serve meals. We often had 10 adults in the house at once, and it never seemed too crowded. Diana, the housekeeper, is a gem. She was hard-working and very trustworthy. The villa area is quiet and relaxing, yet just a short drive away from beaches, shops and grocery stores. We highly recommend this villa for your vacation.
We are so glad that you all had a wonderful time at the villa!!
Greg, Tamara, India & Devon
Villa Arrecife is located in the residential grounds of the Grand Sirenis Resort. Nestled within virgin jungle, the villa has ready access to the bustling town of Playa del Carmen, the quaint village of Akumal, and the naturally beautiful Tulum. Akumal is an ecological sensitive area and boasts not only a coral reef, but feeding grounds for sea turtles. For those that enjoy diving, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras and Playa del Carmen have excellent schools that we can recommend! Tulum's Playa Paraiso is a stunning beach featuring shallow warm surf and talc white soft sand. Further along the beach are the famous Mayan ruins of the ancient settlement of Tulum - this is a must for those interested in learning the history of the area. Playa del Carmen is a bustling town that features restaurants of all ethnicities, a wide variety of shopping and beautiful beaches. This is also where the ferry dock is located to travel to Cozumel. The villa is perfectly located right in the centre of the Mayan Riviera and has ready access to amazing beaches, popular tourist attractions, and places to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Please message me if you have questions regarding your vacation planning, as I can suggest activities that would suit everyone!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We are currently offering a 25% discount on the regular rental rates!!!!!!