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Gorgeous Penthouse Condo in World-Famous Riviera Maya

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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 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!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 2087 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a really important point for us. We are both very sensitive to smoke residue, so we respectfully ask that guests not smoke inside or anywhere where breeze can blow smoke into our home. Please note that there are several sand-filled planters on the rooftop terrace; these are not intended to serve as ashtrays, but for the tiki torches stored in the upstairs storeroom. Please do not leave any discarded smoking materials lying around....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small, well-behaved pets are welcome. Please do not leave pets unattended for long periods....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    King can convert to two singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 3 twin/ single

    Day bed converts to King, or 3 singles. ...moreless

  • There are also two single inflatable mattresses with an inflator located in the rooftop storage room, as well as a comfortable convertible sofa in the living room which makes into a double....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Modern bowl sink on marble enclosure with drawers & shelves...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Modern bowl sink on marble enclosure with drawers & shelves...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wireless internet is provided. Please note, however, that 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....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Over 100 channels, about half in English, most of the rest in Spanish. There is one German channel and one Japanese channel as well....moreless

  • Television:

    47' LCD flatscreen in living room; 32' LCD flatscreen in Master bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library


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


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

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


  • Dining:

    Seating for six around the dining table, plus four bar stools at the kitchen counter/bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate a/c units with remote controls in each bedroom and living/dining room. We ask that guests do not keep the a/c units running continuously; they will freeze up and stop cooling!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet:

    High-speed wireless internet is included at no charge....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We ask that guests shake the sand from their clothes outside, and please be careful not to put sandy clothing in the washing machine....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Terraces are furnished with tables, chairs, and awnings for shade. The rooftop terrace also has several sand-filled planters for the tiki torches kept in the storeroom. Please, these are not ashtrays!...moreless

  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent at Gran Bahia Principe resorts....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal only...moreless

  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available for rent at Gran Bahia Principe resorts....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautiful pool with grilling/picnic area is a two-minute walk away....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Rooftop Jacuzzi seats two adults comfortably, three with some adjusting, or four kids....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid season
Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,000 $3,200
Low season
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$850 $1,900
Mid season
Oct 1 - Nov 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,050 $3,500
High season
Nov 16 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,600 $4,500
Mid season
Mar 1 - May 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,050 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 16%


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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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56 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sian Ka'an Resort, Gran Bahia Principe
23 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Playa del Carmen/Cozumel
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gran Bahia Principe Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Cancun/Chetumal highway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sian Ka'an Resort, Gran Bahia Principe
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The only thing you!

    The only thing you!

  • Relax and watch the sun set over the Mayan jungle

    Relax and watch the sun set over the Mayan jungle

  • Enjoy breakfast on the lower terrace

    Enjoy breakfast on the lower terrace

  • Elegant dining for 6

    Elegant dining for 6

  • Modern kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances

    Modern kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances

  • T'ai Chi class on the beach at Bahia Principe

    T'ai Chi class on the beach at Bahia Principe

  • View from inside the lobby of the Tulum Resort at Bahia Principe

    View from inside the lobby of the Tulum Resort at Bahia Principe

  • The beautiful ruins at Tulum are only 15 minutes south

    The beautiful ruins at Tulum are only 15 minutes south

  • Another natural water hazard at BP Golf

    Another natural water hazard at BP Golf

  • Ceviche and Prosecco on the rooftop terrace

    Ceviche and Prosecco on the rooftop terrace

  • The 'Qi' building; Casa Soluna (Penthouse 1) is the top corner unit

    The 'Qi' building; Casa Soluna (Penthouse 1) is the top corner unit

  • Comfortable sofa makes into a double bed.

    Comfortable sofa makes into a double bed.

  • Original art throughout

    Original art throughout

  • One of our neighbors; lots of iguanas here!

    One of our neighbors; lots of iguanas here!

  • Temple of Warriors at Chichen Itza, a 2.5 hour drive away on safe, easy roads

    Temple of Warriors at Chichen Itza, a 2.5 hour drive away on safe, easy roads

  • Lake and fairway at Bahia Principe Golf course

    Lake and fairway at Bahia Principe Golf course

  • Play the Championship 18-hole or the Executive 9-hole course at GBP

    Play the Championship 18-hole or the Executive 9-hole course at GBP

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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