About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 nights
One bedroom studio condo steps away from the beach
There is a lovely tropical beach setting for this elegant second floor studio casita in gated South Akumal. This luxurious retreat is like no other - it has the feel of a villa, and offers privacy like no other casita in the Akumal area. This small gated community is private, well guarded and safe, with multi million dollar villas lining the beach. The casita is surrounded by lush green gardens, and just steps from a pristine quiet beach which will feel like your own. The open floor plan is elegant in decor, has central AC, a small balcony with a view of the beach flora, a nice living area, a majestic bed setting, a fully equipped kitchenette and a spacious marble bath.
It is perfect for honeymoons or just a romantic getaway. Lounge in the dramatic and comfortable king size bed (with the highest end mattress available in a rental), or on the built in couch watching satellite TV. The quality of the amenities, art, design and the decor of this casita are unparalleled in this small rental - making it a great place for particular guests looking for a first class smaller vacation home. Just steps away (you can hear the waves hit the breakers from the casita), is the beach, the path to it is lined by grand sea grape trees, which make great private and shady retreats from the warm tropical sun. The protected bay offers excellent snorkeling, swimming and kayaking.
The casita comes with beach towels, some snorkel equipment, a 2 person kayak, padded beach loungers, hammocks and Satellite TV/DVD and Wi-Fi Internet. Enjoy a late night stroll down the quiet beach under the moon lit sky after preparing dinner on the gas grill under the palms. May through September you may experience the wonder of sea turtles nesting, they’ve come to these beaches from beginning of time.
The casita sits just to the west of the main villa, which is not rented out. Guests will get the opportunity to meet the owner, who has a reputation for being a delightful hostess.
This is a charming studio condo, a treasure by the sea.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish, hungarian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Spring break vacation with 12 year-old son
We had a great time at Gabriela's Casita. The location was great- the beach is not visible from the casita, but just a few feet away. There is a kayak and a variety of snorkeling gear that can be used. Gabriela is a wonderful host and was there when we arrived. She made it clear we could contact her if there were any problems and provided a map to her property. The furnishings are modern, very nice and spotlessly clean. For two people wanting to avoid staying at a resort this is a wonderful place to stay, and we genuinely appreciated Ms Gabriela's hospitality! Thank you for welcoming us at your charming casita! Woodie and Benjamin
Great place to stay!
We loved the placed. Grabiela is such an amazing lady and very helpful. The location is great. The would exceed your expectations. Would highly recommended it.
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Amazing place! Wonderful host! Would love to go back again some day!
It exceeded our expectations!
Gabriella is the best!
Great Casita for a couple looking for a private beach
My wife and I were looking to escape the rain and cold in the northwest so we booked Gabriella's Casita for a week. It was the perfect place for us to sleep in, explore and have some quiet time on the beach. The Casita is well laid out. The kitchen allowed us to make our own breakfasts and coffee each morning and store some wine and cheese for evenings we didn't want to venture out. The bed was very comfortable too. Extremely safe, quiet street and the beach was just a few yards away. I swam a mile in the ocean one day and had a great time. There's a reef several hundred yards off-shore which protects the beach so the water in the bay was like a lake. We walked down the beach to a beach bar one day and just chilled out with drinks, chips and salsa. It was great!
We did several day ventures into the surrounding area and had a great time. Aktun Chen was fantastic - great cave exploring and the underground snorkeling in the cenote was great - even for a first timer like my wife. We went into Akumal a few times - great beach, small town. Xel Ha was another great find. My wife liked it better than Disneyland - especially for the fact that your walking and swimming in natural lagoons and everything (including food and drinks) was included. We can't wait to take our kids back to that someday. The zip lines and rope course are really fun and challenging.
If we make it back to the Cancun area without our menagerie, we'll definitely try and book with Gabriella again.
Perfect Casita for two
Gabriella is the gem of the Caribbean. She was a treasure trove of information including restaurants, Cenotes, etc. The Casita is ideally situated between Playa del Carmen and Tulum offering a low key pace free of heavy beach traffic. The community is “gated” and secure. There’s a nice shade tree just 30’ from the waters edge where we often parked our beach chairs to read or just gaze out at the water. Swimmers are protected by a reef about 200 yards out so calm conditions in regards to swimming. Recommend water shoes. Lastly, it’s an easy 1/2 hour beach walk to Akumal for restaurants and night life. Don’t miss the restaurant “Palape” in Chemuyil for great local food!
Far from the madding crowd!
This was the best place we stayed on our trip.Gabriella's Casita is clean and secluded and decorated with beautiful art. There is daily maid service, Its so nice to come in from the beach and find the casita clean and tidy. Its short steps to the beach with chaise lounges to sit on in the sun or shade.
The beach is white sand and is never crowded with people. There is an off-shore reef, so no big surf. The lagoon is standing depth all the way out to the reef which makes it safe to swim and snorkel. There are Interesting coral formations and fish to look at. We did a lot of quiet nothing while we were here. La dolch far niente!
Its only 10 to 15 minutes by rental car to good restaurants in Akumal or Chemuyil. Half hour drives to Tulum or Play del Carmen. There are many nearby ruins and cenotes to see. Gabriella is a very kind hostess. We enjoyed getting to know her.
Xel-Ha Ecological Park Distance from Akumal: 15km
Yalku Lagoon In North Akumal
Xcaret Ecological Park Distance from Akumal: ~ 30km
Tulum Mayan Ruins