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Sunsational Oceanfront Playa Caribe #6! Purified Water, Oceanfront Pool!

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Turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches--what a view from our patio!


Last updated: 02/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bdrms., 2 full baths, sleeps 6/King bed in 1st bdrm, 2 double beds in 2nd bdrm


Open the door to our Playa Caribe condo and the view of the sparkling turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean will take your breath away! You will walk into a deluxe oceanfront condo on the 2nd floor overlooking our swimming pool that is exclusively for Playa Caribe guests. You are only steps from our white sand beach on Half Moon Bay that is filled with lounge chairs and palapas for you to use. And then you walk into the warm waters of Half Moon Bay and are soon snorkeling with turtles, rays, parrot fish---an unforgettable experience.

There are many condo buildings in Akumal but Playa Caribe is the only one to have it's own reverse osmosis water system--we purify our water so that you can drink water right from the tap! If you are looking for a deluxe condo to spend your vacation you will not be disappointed when renting our condo. Amenities includes daily maid service, 24 hr. security, private parking, reception manager, full time maintenance men, purified water and much more.

Description of our condo, Playa Caribe 6: As art lovers we have filled our condo with art purchased from local artists and Mexican folk art. The white walls of our spacious condo provide the perfect backdrop for our bright, lively collection of art There are 2 oversized bedrooms (1 king bed in master bdrm. and 2 dbl. beds in 2nd bedroom) with handwoven Oaxacan spreads on all beds. There are 2 full baths with handpainted sinks, high quality lines, tiled baths in each. The kitchen is fully equipped. The living room and dining area chairs/couches are covered in bright, tropical fabrics. Our oceanfront patio is fully furnished and we also have 2 back patios looking out to the jungle with a bbq on one patio and small table/chairs on the 2nd patio.

In our living room area we have a TV, CD player, DVD player, IPOD dock, books, games, cards. We have beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards in our closet for guests to use. Hairdryers are in each bath and an iron, ironing board, safe are all in the closet for our guests.

Playa Caribe staff & their services: When you are a guest at Playa Caribe you will have daily maid service, private parking, 24 hour security, maintenance men on site and the services of our front desk manager, Agustin. He can make any reservations you need from renting a golf cart or car, arranging transportation, reserving tee times, dinner reservations, excursions including the Sian Kaan Biosphere trip, reconfirming your flights---Agustin is there to help you with any request you may have.

Why we love Akumal!: When we 'found' Akumal 10 years ago we fell in love with this charming village and Playa Caribe. We knew that this was where we wanted to own our vacation home. We have not been sorry we made this decision and continue to love the time we spend there. Akumal is in the heart of Riviera Maya, the home of the Mayan people, and they are gentle, loving, honest people and we are proud to call so many our friends. Akumal is home to many wonderful people and is filled with restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores, medical services so that you will really have all you need for a great vacation.

We begin our day walking the few steps from our door to the warm waters of Half Moon Bay to snorkel before breakfast. This is the beginning of a perfect day in our own piece of paradise---Playa Caribe and Akumal. Our days are filled with beach time, enjoying reading under a palapa/on our oceanfront patio or sipping a margarita on the beach at our own 'happy hour' before walking to dinner at La Lunita.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We have a baby crib and high chair for our small guests. We also have our staff put webbing on the railing when requested to protect the children who are staying in our condo. There are lots of beach and water toys in our condo for kids....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 double, 1 baby crib


  • Both of our 2 bedrooms are very spacious with lots of closet space and storage. All beds have handwoven Oaxacan bedspreads, foam 'toppers' for snuggle down comfort, high threadcount sheets and pillowcases. A local Akumal artist, Juan Indio, handpainted the headboards above each bed. There is an additional single size air bed and linens for the airbed in needed. Off of each bedroom is a patio looking westward to the jungle. The patio off the master bedroom has a charcoal bbq where we do our grilling. The patio off the second bedroom has a small table, 2 chairs and a tiled bench and is a great place to have coffee in the morning. Both of these patios have hooks for drying wet bathing suits....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Off of each bedroom are two full baths. Each bath has a handpainted sink, beautiful tiled showers, tiled countertops and stained glass windows. The glass shelves in each bath hold many pieces of our collection of Mexican folk art. Each bath has a hair dryer under the counter as well as a first aid kit. At the pool area there is an outdoor shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Playa Caribe is composed of 12 oceanfront condos and 2 casitas with a street view. This is the perfect place for your next gathering whether a family or friends reunion, wedding or other special occasion....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    We have a CD player, IPOD dock and DVD player in the condo....moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Our condo is located directly on the beach on Half Moon Bay in Akumal....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Our condo is located directly on Half Moon Bay ....moreless

  • Water View:

    Our condo is located on the beach on Half Moon Bay in Akumal with full view of the turquoise blue Caribbean....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    We have a round dining table with 4 chairs and a round table with 4 chairs on our patio. There are 2 folding chairs in the closet is more seating is needed. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning keeps our condo comfortable....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Free parking for our guests...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    private parking is for our renters and there is no extra charge for parking....moreless

  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided including beach towels....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented at Playa Caribe in the office....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Our condo has a full patio overlooking the sea off the living area and each bedroom has a patio....moreless

  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a bbq on our patio for our guests....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
May 1 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay

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  • Tax Rate 19%




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Last updated: 02/14/2017
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68 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
La Buena Vida
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Playa del Carmen
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Riviera Maya Golf Club/Bahia Principe Golf Club
1.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 307 & Akumal Road
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Lunita Restaurant
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nearest Beach
Half Moon Bay

Car: Not Necessary

Mexico's Caribbean coastline is home to the charming seaside village of Akumal in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Only 68 miles south of the Cancun airport and 16 miles north of the historic Mayan archeological site of Tulum, Akumal beckons travelers interested in beautiful beaches, unforgettable snorkeling and diving, exploring ancient Mayan ruins, cenote and cave exploring, ATV trips, day trip to the Sian Kaan biosphere (listed by Conde Nast Magazine as one of the top 5 eco-tours in the world) and much more. Ya-Kul lagoon is a premier spot for snorkeling and is only a 10 minute walk from our condo (listed by National Geographic Traveler Magazing as one of the top 25 places to see in Mexico) .Our oceanfront condo is located in Playa Caribe condominiums in the center of Half Moon Bay in Akumal. Our building caters to those looking for the best place in town to stay---and our condo, #6, will not disappoint those looking for a deluxe oceanfront condo.

Other Activities: Mayan ruins exploring, ATV trips, shopping, cenote and cavern exploring, spa services, eco-theme parks, swim with dolphins, catamaran cruises

Golf: *The Riviera Maya/Bahia Principe Golf Club has opened only 3 miles south of Akumal and our condo. This is an excellent 18 hole golf course with very well priced green fees. Their all-inclusive price includes your cart, food & beverages on the course.

*Playacar Golf Club is located at Playa del Carmen, 25 miles north of Akumal. This is an excellent 18 hole golf course and also has an all-inclusive price that includes your cart, food & beverages on the course.

*The 'gem' of courses on the Riviera Maya is the Mayakoba course, the home of the only PGA tournament played in Mexico. This tournament is played in late Februrary and this course is located north of Playa del Carmen along with several other courses including the Iberostar course and the Grand Coral course. These courses are approx. 35 miles north of Akumal.

*Puerto Aventuras has a 9 hole, short course that is a fun course for beginning golfers. This course is 15 minutes north of Akumal.

Our reception manager, Agustin, can make teetimes for our guests at all of these excellent courses.

Ski: No skiing in the Riviera Maya


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are Gary and Myrna Sparks and live in El Dorado Hills, California, which is near Sacramento. Gary is a CPA and Myrna owns a travel agency. We love to travel, play golf, have time with our friends, snorkel and treasure our time with our family and grandchildren.

Why the Owner Chose Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico:
We had been looking for an oceanfront condo in other parts of Mexico when we discovered the charming village of Akumal, Half Moon Bay and Playa Caribe condos. We looked at every condo on Half Moon Bay when we decided to buy a condo and knew from the moment we opened the door to our condo that this was the one. The first view of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean when you walk into our condo from floor to ceiling windows are unforgettable. We walked out to the large patio overlooking the sea and could not believe our good luck in finding such a beautiful place. We have filled our condo with colorful, original and local art, high quality fabrics, furnishings, linens and have had a lot of fun over the years finding each special item. We have a staff that is fabulous and have been with Playa Caribe for many years. They are trustworthy and take responsibility for the happiness of our guests who stay with us..

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Playa Caribe has the reputation of the very best condo building in Akumal for many reasons. These include: *PURIFIED WATER FROM THE TAP--Playa Caribe is the ONLY condo building in Akumal that has the reverse osmosis water system so that you can brush your teeth, drink water from the tap, make ice cubes and not worry a bit that you will be sick. This is a huge reason we bought our condo at Playa Caribe. *We have a swimming pool for our guests and we are one of a few condo buildings with a swimming pool. *Our condo is furnished with the highest quality of linens, dishes, handwoven bedspreads, Tommy Bahama fabrics on the couches and local, original artwork. We bring all linens from the U.S. to make sure they are of the highest quality possible. *Our incredible staff to help our guests with anything they need, 24 hour security---our night watchman is there from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and can help at night with anything needed. Agustin is our reception manager and can make any reservations you may need. *Daily maid service is included in your nightly rate. Our maid, Patty, has been with us for many years and is trustworthy and helpful in every way. We do not require an additional cleaning deposit. *Private parking is included in your cost. We own the parking lot across from the condo so that our guests always have plenty of parking available. This is not true of many of the condo buildings. *Playa Caribe is located in the center of Half Moon Bay and it is an easy 5 minute walk to the south to La Buena Vida or an easy 5 minute walk to the north to La Lunita Restaurant. There is a small market across the street from Playa Caribe..

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

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  • Turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches--what a view from our patio!

    Turquoise blue waters and white sand beaches--what a view from our patio!

  • Bedroom


  • Master


  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Sculpture


  • Kitchen


  • Welcome in

    Welcome in

  • Patio


  • Bathroom


  • Kitchen & Living area

    Kitchen & Living area

  • 2nd Bedroom with it's own patio

    2nd Bedroom with it's own patio

  • Bathroom


  • Lounge area

    Lounge area

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Views still from the living room

    Views still from the living room

  • Kitchen


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    Master unit

  • Entryway


  • Master unit

    Master unit

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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