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Akumal Condo - Oceanfront!

Bacalar Municipality, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Condo1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Condominium - 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps up to 6)

The rates for this condo are super low. Off season rate is $125/night for a lovely condo in top condition on the sand. We now provide A/C in both bedrooms. Daily maid service is provided. Two couples can easily share this condo and split the $125/night rate. The condo at these rates is a huge bargain. High season rate of $175/night also is well below the competition. We now have 2 pools since we are just completing a new pool (11/11). Large, quiet condominium on the sand. Fabulous views of the Caribbean.Great snorkeling and diving right in front. Condominium is in top condition and has a fully equipped kitchen and daily maid service. We do have wifi on the property.

Smoke-Free condominium has a large private patio with hammock. Each bedroom has a king size bed and private terraces. Property is walled for privacy and has a pool and is beautifully landscaped. We have an ideal location at the end of Half Moon Bay in Akumal where the road ends. We are set back 50 yards making our location both very private and quiet. We have an excellent management team that is very responsive to our renters and are right on the grounds to help solve any problems.

We have many restaurants in Akumal and are within a short drive to Tulum and Playa Del Carmen. Shopping is also available in Akumal.

We are within driving distance to Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Coba. Many wonderful excursions are available. Car rental is available and reasonably priced right at the Cancun Airport which is one hour from the condominium.

This is not a densely populated area. No large hotels. We are located 300 yards from wonderful Yal Ku Lagoon. Owner has a guide to the area and is available to help renters with travel plans.

We have just added a vonage phone and offer our renters free usage of this phone for calls to the U.S. The vonage phone is in our manager's office. We ask that calls be limited to 5 minutes.

Keywords: Condominium,ocean front,pool,snorkeling,child friendly,romantic,private,sandy beach,quiet,on the sand,bargain rates,2 pools,new pillow top mattresses,private patio,free vonage phone,very safe location,fully equipped kitchen.

Owner

Owner

Member Since 2004
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 24, 2018
About Owner

the owners are Carol & Marty Klein. We are a retired couple that purchased the condo in construction in 1991. It is our goal to make this the best condo and La Iguana the best complex in Akumal. Our other owners are agreement to do all we can to make La Iguana Condos the best in Akumal. I (Marty) love to talk to prospective renters to tell them about the condo and the Akumal area. I have a lot of suggestions for excursions and for restaurants in the area. Because I have owned now for 20 years, I have a lot of knowledge about what the area offers the visitor. Serving our renters is on the top of our list so that they will have a memorable vacation in Akumal and will return and recommend us to family and friends.

Owner purchased this Condo in 1991

Why Owner chose Bacalar Municipality

We were visiting the area in 1991 and thought this was paradise. We purchased the property while it was in construction when we saw the bay, the location and the view we would have. The snorkeling in Half Moon Bay was wonderful and the fact that the water was so clear and that waves did not break on the shore but broke on the other side of the protective reef. We have a large covered private patio behind locked doors. This patio has a hammock, sofa, table and chairs and a storage area. There are also Caribbean views from this patio. The condo does not have a/c because we have not needed. Our unique location at the northern end of Half Moon Bay and on the north side of the building gives the condo exposure to breezes off the Caribbean, from the north and from the west. These exposure provide almost constant breezes that keep the condo comfortable. We also have high speed fans throughout the condo and have 2 tower portable air coolers that can be placed where ever needed. Even during the hot months of July & August we are almost always comfortable in the condo. Because we do not have a/c, we can rent the condo for rates that are below our competition that does have a/c. The condo is always in top condition and our on site manager is there to handle any problems instantly.

What makes this Condo unique

A top notch condo on the sand for incredibly low rates. $175/night in high season and $125/night in low season. Two kid friendly pools on the grounds.Quiet privacy, amazing views from almost everywhere in the condo, wonderful breezes that blow off the water. The amazing amount of activities that are available, the wonderful native people that service the area. The brightness and comfort of the condo. The wonderful management team that is on the grounds and assists with any problem we or our renters may have. Our great maid Ana who always has a smile on her face and does a great job of cleaning the condo everyday. All the wonderful artwork throughout the condo. The fully equipped kitchen that has all the appliances you would need. Yal Ku Lagoon is a wonder and is only a few hundred yards from the condo. We keep our rates very low because we do not have a/c. We have high speed fans throughout the condo and supplement that with portable tower air coolers. Because the condo is at the far northern end of Half Moon Bay, we benefit from our location and the fact that we have exposure to breezes from the east (off the bay), from the north (northern winds are very common in Akumal) and from the east. These exposures and our screened windows that open to let the breezes in, keep us cool and allow us to keep our costs down and therefore our rates very low. Air conditioning is very expensive to maintain in Akumal and why pay for something that you won't need. I have many renters who will attest to the comfort of the condo in the summer. During the months of September through April it almost never gets to the point that one would use a/c but condos that have it charge higher rates all year.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1) New pillow top king mattresses in each bedroom. , Twin or Single Beds (1) our custom built sofa in the living room can be used as a bed for singles. It was purposely built extra wide and serves as a sofa with thick backrest cushions., Child Beds (1) crib is available. Also we have a highchair on request., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beach View
                Our views of the Caribbean are our main asset. The wall that faces Half Moon Bay is all windows so you can see the water from almost everywhere in the condo.
              • Beachfront
                The building is 30 meters from the Caribbean waters. We are on the 2nd floor, an ideal location because it gives renters privacy from people on the beach but has the advantage of not having to climb many steps.
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
              • Waterfront

                Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                    Meals

                      • Guests provide their own meals

                        General

                          • Paper Towels
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Free Long Distance
                            We have just added a vonage phone for the use of our renters. This service is free. You can make calls to the U.S. We just ask that calls be limited to 5 minutes and that the service not be abused.
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Mobile Phone
                            Most cell phones get reception in Akumal. Check with your provider. AT&T, Sprint and Verizon I know work.
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Parking
                            Designated spaces next to condo for use of renters
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Safe
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet

                            Kitchen

                              • Grill
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Freezer
                              • Catering Available
                                We have a cook that will cook and serve it in the condo. Ask manager or owner if interested. Cook will cook Yucatan cuisine.
                              • Kitchen
                                We have all the appliances including blender, coffee maker, crockpot, microwave, stove & refrigerator. We supply purified bottled water.
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster

                                Dining

                                  • Child's Highchair
                                  • Dining Room

                                    Entertainment

                                      • DVD Player
                                        We do not have a DVD Player. We had one but the moist breezes that blow through the condo frequently has ruined too many DVD players and here too, renters can play music from their computers.
                                      • Television
                                        We have no television in the condo. Many renters bring their computers that are capable of viewing movies etc.

                                        Outside

                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Balcony
                                          • Beach Chairs
                                          • Beach Towels
                                          • Bicycles
                                            Our manager will rent bikes for a reasonable rate
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            upon entering our first locked door, you enter our large private patio which has a table and chairs, a sofa and a hammock. This patio is open on the sides but covered above. To enter the condo, you walk down a short hall to a second locking door. This makes our condo extra private and secure.
                                          • Barbecue
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Terrace
                                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                          • Walkway to Water
                                          • Wood Deck

                                            Suitability

                                              • wheelchair inaccessible

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Communal Pool
                                                    (2)
                                                  • Outdoor Pool

                                                    Onsite Services

                                                      • Daily Maid Service
                                                      • Staff

                                                        Attractions

                                                          • botanical garden
                                                          • caves
                                                          • cinemas
                                                          • marina
                                                          • rain forests
                                                          • reefs
                                                          • restaurants
                                                          • ruins
                                                          • theme parks
                                                          • water parks

                                                            Leisure Activities

                                                              • beachcombing
                                                              • bird watching
                                                              • eco tourism
                                                              • scenic drives
                                                              • shopping
                                                              • sight seeing
                                                              • walking

                                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                                  • groceries
                                                                  • medical services

                                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                      • cycling
                                                                      • fishing
                                                                      • golf
                                                                      • hiking
                                                                      • kayaking
                                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                                      • snorkeling
                                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                                      • surfing
                                                                      • swimming
                                                                      • tennis

                                                                        Notes

                                                                          • Condo is decorated with art and artisanaria that was made by Yucatan artists. All work is original and unique and hang on the walls of the condo.

                                                                            House Rules

                                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                            21 Reviews

                                                                            Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                            Latest reviews

                                                                            Beautiful view

                                                                            Rosemarie M.Sooke

                                                                            The condo has been well maintained and we were very comfortable during our stay. The maid service was excellent. The condo has lovely furnishings and tasteful art pieces. We would stay at this condo again should we return to this area. Additionally, we did not use the air conditioner.

                                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                                            Rosemarie, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Iguana #5 in Akumal. I have owned the condo now for 27+ years and have tried to make it a place where visitors can enjoy their stay at this beach front condo. My wife and I have personally collected all the art works that are on the walls of the condo in Mexico and mostly from the Yucatan area. Our maid Silvia has been with our complex for many years and does a wonderful job of cleaning on a daily basis. I would love to have you return.

                                                                            Marty

                                                                            Great location!

                                                                            Tighe H.

                                                                            Our group (4 adults and one 2.5 year old) were very comfortable at La Iguana #5. The views are beautiful. We liked the privacy of being on the second floor and the convenience of not being on the top floor. The condo is spacious, has a very comfortable layout, and was stocked with everything that we needed to cook our meals. The staff at La Iguana was very accommodating, always filling our water, and available when needed. The house cleaning was thorouh and Silvia even cleaned on days when we told her that it was not nessessary. The best part of the condo is the location. This area of the Yucatan has become increasingly busy in the years that we’ve been visiting, and we were so happy to be at the end of the road, at the North end of Half Moon Bay, away from the crowds and hustle and bustle around Akumal beach. We loved the beach lounging area and thanks to the current, this location is not plagued with as much sea grass as other areas. We enjoyed snorkeling right from the condo. The breeze at the condo is lovely and the AC was only needed due to needing to close the windows when there was noise outside at night and during naptime for our little one. We loved checking out the lizards on the property and crabs that visited at night. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The condo is not fancy and it could use some updates, but it was clean, comfortable, and a great value. Martin was friendly, attentive, and informative from the moment that we booked the condo. You can tell that he really wants guests to have a pleasant experience at the condo. We can’t wait to return!

                                                                            Beautiful Views & Excellent Location, Steps to Snorkeling

                                                                            lori b.

                                                                            Extraordinary views from the Wall of Windows! My teenaged kids and I enjoyed the views, location and easy beach access. We snorkeled every day right off the beach. A short, 5 day trip was easy and relaxing in the spacious accommodations of Iguana #5. Martin was helpful from the minute I submitted a request, to an hour before getting on the airplane when I realized my husband would not be able to come with us, to answering my call about an appliance while staying there! His manager Hector was friendly and welcoming. There are delicious restaurants nearby, we tried to sample every flavor of Lucy's Ice cream! The kitchen was handy and we ate two meals at the condo each day. Cenote Cristilano was a very relaxing morning trip and easily reached by car. I had concerns about traveling alone with kids in Mexico, but everything felt safe and no problems whatsoever! I'd recommend this rental property

                                                                            Beautiful views of the ocean in a private setting

                                                                            Sarah B.

                                                                            Martin's condo is everything he says it is. We stayed with another couple for 7 nights. It was my second time there and their first. The views are absolutely stunning and the property is very well kept. Marty and the manager will make sure they can do anything to accommodate your stay and the other employees of La Iguana become your friends. We made most of our meals in the condo so the kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils. The fresh water was in constant supply which was also nice for our weary friends.

                                                                            Our favorite things to do in Akumal was snorkeling in Yal Kul lagoon (a 5 min walk from the condo), dinner at Del Pescador near Turtle Bay and happy hour at La Buena Vida where you can have drinks and eat while laying in a hammock right on the beach. Just south of Akumal you will find beautiful beaches and wonderful cenotes everywhere you go.

                                                                            Some may question being on the north end of half moon bay but please don't. At La Iguana you aren't far from Akumal but get much more peace and quiet than the resorts and places closer to town will offer. If you are adventurous skip renting a car and just rent bikes for 5 dollars a day and take collectivos to go to tulum. It's faster to ride a bike to town than take a car in my opinion, lol. VEA ATV tours was a major highlight of this vacation so look into it if you like atving through the jungle! Thanks again Marty for a fabulous time!

                                                                            Spectacular View

                                                                            Leslee B.

                                                                            My husband and I spent 2-weeks at this condo. The pictures do not do it justice. Looking out from the living room, you feel as if you are on a boat. You can't see land below, all you can see is the beautiful Half-Moon Bay and beyond. The sunsets at half-moon bay were some of the best I have ever seen. The bed was super comfortable. The daily housekeeper was a real treat. We did a lot of exploring. We went to 3-different ruin sites, Coba, Chitzen Itza and Tuluum. All of them were different from the other. We went snorkeling in Akumal Bay and saw many Sea Turtles. My husband went diving in the Cenotes. .Dos Ojos and Chiken Ha. He said it was quite an experience. We went over to Cozumel for the day. Great diving and lots of restaurants and shopping. Laguna Yal-Ku is also walking distance from the condo. Great place to snorkel. There are many restaurants within walking distance of the condo. My favorite was La Lunita for dinner. Will definitely stay at this condo again.

                                                                            Relaxing winter get away

                                                                            edward s.Middlesex, VT

                                                                            My wife and I and two old friends spent almost three very relaxing weeks at this condo. This property met all our needs-we all commented on the really comfortable beds. The location in the northern end of Akumal was very quiet, yet very close to everything we wanted to do. Every day we marveled at the great view from the living room and kitchen and enjoyed the lovely beach. We enjoyed snorkeling (the reef is right off the beach), walking the beach and eating at one of the great local restaurants. We made a number of short trips to visit nearby towns, Mayan ruins and other beaches-they l were great places to visit. Having daily maid service and friendly folks at the front desk was a real plus. We all agreed that we will return to enjoy this condo again.

                                                                            Location

                                                                            Bacalar Municipality, Quintana Roo, Mexico

                                                                            Birdwatching, caving & cave diving, Mayan ruins, jungle excursions. I do have some weights that I would be glad to loan to any interested renter to work out with. We have a cook that can prepare a meal for renters. Ask me about it if you are interested.

                                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                                            I have owned my condo now for 24 years and do all renting myself. I do not have agents. I personally will assist renters plan their vacation. My goal is to make sure my renters have a wonderful vacation at a very reasonable rate. I am happy to assist with planning and to answer all questions. I have a number of information articles about different activities available in the area that I would be happy to send to renters. There is so much to do in the area and a bit of planning can really add to your vacation. We have also just added beach chairs, a beach umbrella and a cooler to our condo for the use of our guests.

                                                                            $125avg/night
                                                                            21 Reviews
                                                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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