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Gorgeous Penthouse Condo In World-Famous Riviera Maya

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Akumal Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5-6

Welcome to Casa Soluna, our fabulous two bedroom, two bath luxury corner penthouse condominium, located in TAO, the newest and most prestigious gated community on the Riviera Maya. Tao is a stunning tropical community dedicated to healthy, vibrant living. Set in a landscape of breathtaking beauty, Tao is located within the incomparable 717 acre five-star Gran Bahia Principe Resort and Golf Club, located about an hour's drive south of the Cancun Airport, adjacent to the quaint coastal village of Akumal between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

Since so much of life here is about spending time outdoors, you can enjoy your morning coffee on either of the two private terraces. The downstairs terrace, located off the living room or master bedroom, offers a more cozy outdoor space. But you may also find yourself upstairs on the expansive rooftop terrace enjoying the view out over the Mayan jungle or soaking up the afternoon sun in your private Jacuzzi (or hot tub for those chilly jungle evenings). There is plenty of room and seating to have a large dinner party, enjoy drinks sitting at your bar, or to sit quietly and gaze at the stars.

The spacious main floor features two bedrooms with ensuite baths, a comfortable living room, a dining area accommodating six at the table and four more at the bar, and a fabulous contemporary kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances, granite counters and double sink. Stacking washer and dryer are situated directly off the kitchen in a very large utility closet and pantry with more than enough room to store four sets of golf clubs.

The master bedroom features a king size bed (convertible to two singles), ample closet space with organizers and a comfortable private ensuite bathroom. The guest bedroom can easily be configured to accommodate up to three single beds or a king size bed, has a very large closet with organizer, and a second ensuite bathroom. There are also two additional inflatable mattresses and electric inflator located in the storeroom on the rooftop terrace.

Each room has independent AC with temperature controls. The living room features a 47' wall-mounted LCD flat screen TV with satellite cable offering over 100 channels in English and Spanish, plus a DVD player and a wide variety of movies. There is a 37' flat screen TV in the Master bedroom, also connected to the satellite cable. High-speed wireless internet is provided free of charge.

There is a large swimming pool on the grounds, and a short walk on a lighted path through the jungle brings you to the nearby Wellness Center which features a brand-new restaurant, lap pools, spa, massage, a well-equipped workout room and yoga classes. With three walls of floor-to-ceiling exterior glass, the yoga room sits nestled in a limestone ravine surrounded by vibrant jungle and the magical energy that the Mayan ancestors found in this place. Depending on the schedule, you may also be able to take Spanish lessons and Salsa dancing lessons.

Guests also have access to four amazing five-star resort hotels on the Bahia Principe property. The resorts offer scuba, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, bikes, spas, shopping, a brand-new casino, and many restaurants, bars and nightly entertainment shows. You may dine at any of the resort hotel buffets or specialty restaurants for a discounted fee. Pick up the free trolley at the Wellness Center and ride across our private bridge to the exclusive resort areas, including the private beach for Tao guests.

Guests at Casa Soluna can also enjoy reduced rates at the Riviera Maya Golf Course, an impressive and renowned project designed by Robert Trent Jones II. The stunning 27-hole course is carefully and respectfully placed within the natural landscape, in a balance of wild jungle, natural lakes and water features, and exposed ancient limestone. There is an 18-hole Championship Par 72 course, plus an Executive 9-hole Par 3 course. This beautiful and challenging golf course is considered to be the third best in the country and many important tournaments are hosted here throughout the year.

Professionally managed, with 24 hour security and gated entrance, Casa Soluna is the perfect place to bring your family for an unforgettable vacation in the world-renowned Riviera Maya!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Clint and Rosine Dougherty
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Clint and Rosine Dougherty

We are a retired U.S. couple. Rosine is a former University professor and life-long dancer, and Clint is a former Hollywood filmmaker, a luthier and voice-over actor.

Clint and Rosine Dougherty purchased this condo in 2013

Why Clint and Rosine Dougherty chose Quintana Roo

We bought this condo pre-construction after touring the site and seeing first-hand what the developer was doing. We love being near the ocean, and the ocean here is breathtakingly beautiful. There is plenty to do, between the nearby attractions, historic ruins, diving and snorkeling, and plenty of room to lounge if you don't feel like doing much of anything. There are shows and live music at the Bahia Principe resorts, and an abundance of wonderful food at fabulous local restaurants. The climate is warm, but there is breeze from the ocean on most days and the nights are balmy and wonderful; more than once we have fallen asleep under the stars on our upstairs couches.

What makes this condo unique

We have tried to make this vacation condo unlike a vacation condo, but more like your home in this fabulous Caribbean paradise! We have furnished our vacation home with all the little amenities that make our Casa Soluna more than just a comfortable hotel room. We strive to offer you the best possible experience by including instructions, tips and recommendations for your stay.

We offer flexible rental agreements, from as little as 3 days up to a full year.

We are always happy to chat with you about our condo and your special needs for your short or extended stay with us.

Come and experience the Tao inspired lifestyle!

Nuestra Casa es Su Casa!

Clint and Rosine Dougherty

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Penthouse Condo In World-Famous Riviera Maya
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Stockholm
5

Beautiful apartment in a lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

Just want to thank you for letting us have the opportunity to rent your fantastic apartment! The apartment was beautifully decorated and we

didn´t miss a thing. The uppstairs terrace was spacious! We really had a great vaccation and the whole family of 5 wants to come back to Akumal/Tulum sometime. Akumal and Tulum is fantastic places with wonderful beaches and friendly people. The Tao complex was nicely maintained and very calm. We appreciated that! Also all the guards around the neighborhood were really friendly and helpful even though it sometimes was hard communicating. Luckely I know a little bit spanish.

Thank you Clint, for all the information you gave us regarding supemarkets, car-rentals, ATM´s, directions and so on. It was very helpful. And of course Allianca were helpfull giving us a lot of information on site.

We had our worries about coming in November (rainseason). We had cloudy days, we had some rain but it was always warm and we had several sunny, beautiful days to enjoy. So that was not a problem.

It was super that we had access to the Bahia Principe resort. Especially our youngest appreciated the nice poolareas there.

One of our daughters got sick (really soar throat and fever for several days). We could easily get in contact with a doctor at Hacienda Isabel and she got treated quickely. That was great!

Yesterday we came home to a cold winterland here in Sweden. I prefere the sun!

Warm regards / Paula

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect penthouse

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely in Tao, near great beaches, restaurants & excursions. We loved having our privacy and choosing to see different areas every day! Condo was immaculate with beautiful furnishings. We felt safe & secure. Concierge & staff were very helpful & friendly. Definitely recommend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is even better than it shows on the pictures. It is perfectly equipped, beautiful and the location is just perfect. The Tao comunity is brautiful and very calm, although you are 5 minutrs away of all the Bahia Principe hotels swimming pools and ammenities, if that is what you want.

Akumal makes a perfect base to do lots of one day trips and to the most beautiful and deserted beaches of Sian Ka'an natural reserve, which is worth visiting by yourself and discover the pristine beaches there.

And of course, Clint was amazing. He answered all our questions by email immediately and help us with everything we needed.

Do not hesitate and if you have the chance, rent it!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Roser! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed our home, and we would be happy to have you back any time!
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two daughters really enjoyed this condo. The condo is close to everything you may want or need - - - pools, beach, golf, exercise, groceries, etc. The owners were wonderful, helpful and responsive. The condo is nicely decorated, clean, has everything you want/need for cooking, etc. The rooftop is marvelous - - a great way to spend the evening watching the sunset or the stars! I highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words! We are so pleased you had a good vacation, and we'd be happy to have you back any time! -Clint & Rosine
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5

perfect condo for a great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed renting this condo for a month from Clint. It was a fabulous location to many local and beautiful beaches, and restaurants. We stayed with our 4 children, and still had plenty of room. The kitchen was perfectly stocked with all necessary cooking pans and dishes and utensils-we cooked dinner almost every night. The upstairs patio is beautiful, peaceful, and a great relaxer sitting in the hot tub as the sun sets. We loved having the wellness center right around the corner-absolutely beautiful-with free classes we could attend. We also enjoyed being apart of the Bahia Principe Resort, and being able to go to their larger pools for no additional cost. Clint and Ro were very responsive if we had questions or concerns, and it was just a fabulous month!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Cynthia! It was our pleasure to have you; thanks for the kind words!
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Pagosa Springs
5

Everything we wanted and much more!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the property and the Tao complex is top notch. The location was ideal for our visit. A quick drive to Akumal to snorkel in Half Moon Bay became an easy daily excursion. The condo was quiet and very relaxing. While we do not prefer to work on "vacation", both of our jobs require us to check in. The wifi access worked great and provided us with accessibility to keep tabs on work affairs with ease. The kitchen was well equipped with everything needed to make meals.

Clint was great to work with and we felt completely comfortable throughout the process. We even inquired as to where they purchased some of the wall art and Clint sent us detailed instructions. We easily found the Wayan store in Centro Maya in Playa del Carmen and purchased a few pieces for ourselves. Upon his recommendation, we also checked out Soriana in the same mall. Large variety of items at great prices.

All in all, a fabulous and centrally located place to stay made for an exceptional visit. And, as others have commented, the rooftop deck was perfect. Thanks Clint! We will be in touch soon and are already planning a return trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Markus; I have just realized that although we had the opportunity to thank you in person for your review, I was remiss in not doing so online! We thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to give us such a positive review. It was great to have you return a second time, and we would be pleased to welcome you back any time in the future!
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Map

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sian Ka'an Resort, Gran Bahia Principe
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Playa del Carmen/Cozumel
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Gran Bahia Principe Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Cancun/Chetumal highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sian Ka'an Resort, Gran Bahia Principe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Private beach for Tao homeowners and guests
Car: recommended

Casa Soluna is located only minutes from the ancient ruins of Tulum and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Divers can explore the Great Mesoamerican Coral Barrier Reef system, the second largest coral reef on the planet, or take a short ferry ride to Cozumel and experience world-famous drift diving on Palancar reef or the breathtaking wall at the island's south end.

Only 20 minutes north is Play del Carmen where you can shop on 5th Avenue, catch the ferry to Cozumel or just enjoy the active night life. Several fabulous theme parks, including Xplor, Xcaret, Xel-ha and Hidden World, are only a short drive away. History buffs may want to take a day trip to the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, a World Heritage site.

Nearby Akumal has several quaint restaurants and bars to explore, as well as dive shops and laid-back beaches. Tulum is the hot spot for chic yoga retreats, bikini boot camp, film and fashion festivals, scuba-diving adventures, and trendy beachfront eateries. And Playa Del Carmen’s famous 5th Avenue features dozens of excellent restaurants, bars and the best shopping on the Riviera Maya.

Featuring the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean, white sandy beaches and the ancient Mayan culture it's easy to see why the The Riviera Maya has become one of the most internationally acclaimed destinations.

Top Destination in Mexico” for the last eight consecutive years by Travel Weekly

“Best Destination for a Beach Vacation in Mexico” by Travel Age West

“Best Luxury Destination Mexico” by Travelocity

The Best Destination in Mexico” by Crystal Apple Awards

“One of the Hottest Beach Destinations” by Orbitz

“Best Tourist Destiny in Mexico” and “Best Destiny of the Year in Mexico” by Distinctive W.

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Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season
Nov 16 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,475
$4,000
 
 
Mid season
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
$3,200
 
 
Low season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$1,900
 
 
Mid season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
$3,500
 
 
High season
Nov 16 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
$4,500
 
 
Mid season
Mar 1 2018 - May 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $95

Here are a few things of which you should be aware prior to booking.

First, bear in mind that you are visiting the jungle, which is home to all sorts of animals and insects, including mosquitos. Please be sure to bring mosquito repellent, and if you plan to be outdoors early in the morning or near sunset, be sure to wear clothing which covers your arms, legs and ankles, and use the repellent. Tao and Bahia Principe have instituted an aggressive mosquito control program, which includes daily spraying of non-toxic (to humans and pets) insecticide, usually around 5pm. We recommend that you keep the doors and windows closed while spraying is occurring; listen for the hum of the jet fogger. Also, you may sometimes notice a small lizard inside the condo. Don’t be alarmed; it’s a gecko, which we love because it eats mosquitos!

Second, our condo is not directly on the water. Therefore, you will need some mode of transportation to go to the beach. There are shuttles available; check with our on-site property manager, but we generally recommend a rental car. This also makes trips to attractions, grocery stores, and area restaurants a lot easier.

No smoking, please! Smoking in the unit will result in the loss of all or part of your damage deposit! Please do not leave discarded smoking materials lying about, and bear in mind that the sand-filled planters on the rooftop terraces are not there as ashtrays, but as holders for the tiki torches located in the storeroom.

Small pets considered; please contact us with your particular details.

Finally, as noted elsewhere, we do occasionally experience interruptions in electric, water or internet service. Mexico has put forth a great deal of money and effort in improving the nation's infrastructure, especially along this stretch of coast, and services continue to improve. However, visitors from more advanced countries should bear in mind that services may not be quite as complete or as reliable as those to which they are accustomed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2087 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Modern bowl sink on marble enclosure with drawers & shelves
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Modern bowl sink on marble enclosure with drawers & shelves
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King can convert to two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Day bed converts to King, or 3 singles.
  • There are also two single inflatable mattresses with an inflator located in the rooftop storage room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wireless internet is provided. Please note, however, that the internet service is a microwave system originating in Tulum, and can be interrupted by heavy rain or wind. Mexico continues to work hard to improve its infrastructure, but occasional power, water and internet outages do occur. In general, the utility companies are quick to respond and restore service.

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