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Gorgeous Luxury Corner Penthouse In World-Famous Riviera Maya

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,087 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


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.

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

Clint and Rosine Dougherty
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

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 Akumal

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

i Clint & Rosine,

I hope all is well!

Thanks very much for allowing us to use your wonderful home! We had a fabulous time and used many of your great recommendations. We spent another week at the Grand Oasis Tulum and just returned home yesterday. A great trip overall. You have being fantastic and your home was super nice...really nicely decorated, great beds, appliances, art, etc...Also great directions....perfect!

Thanks again and all the best,
Apr 2017
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Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2087 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 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, as well as a comfortable convertible sofa in the living room which makes into a double.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
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.


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Gorgeous Luxury Corner Penthouse In World-Famous Riviera Maya
average rating of 4.894737 based on 21 reviews
Orange County, CA

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time with 5 other girlfriends celebrating my 40th. It was more than enough room for 6 adults (2 to a room and 2 on the massive couch bed). We were nervous about renting a car, but did find use for it and went to the store when needed and packed up the car after a stop at Costco too.

The actual residential area is very quiet and peaceful and we did not have enough time to see everything. The local staff were very friendly, helpful and even entertaining. Highly recommend the home as it was quite peaceful and relaxing lounging on the sundeck (when weather allowed) and despite 1 day of heavy rain, we had a great time. We paid for 1 day of an all inclusive day (for the luxury resorts) and recommend trying that for a day or 2, just to enjoy the beach, drinks and not having to cook or worry about your meals for they day. Also the distance is away from Tulum and Playa, which actually was a blessing in and of itself.

Can't recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place, well stocked and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place for our family of 4! The apt is beautiful and has everything you need. The property manager also comes by to help you with info about the property which was really helpful! You get access to the resort amenities on the property, such as pools and beaches. Highly recommend having a car here, but you could get by without one if you just stayed on property. The golf club has food and is really cheap if you are looking for an alternative place to eat. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Had a great time and would go back again!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had an incredible time in the penthouse. It was very clean, the grounds were beautiful, and in a great location. The property manager was very attentive and offered great advice for shopping, dining,etc. We would definitely return and/or recommend to our family and friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed every bit of this condo. Just as described, it's cozy and conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

If you're traveling to the Akumal/Tulum area , I highly recommend staying at this condo and I guarantee you won't regret.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex; Thank you so much for your kind comments! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we'd be honored to have you stay with us again on a future trip. -Clint and Rosine
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We loved the property! Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled to Mexico many times and this condo just fit the bill. The view of the jungle is wonderful and the location to the golf course and wellness center is perfect.

Great place to unwind at the beautiful pool or walk around the large property.

We met many nice people that have moved there from the USA that just love it.

Thanks Clint!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words, Janet! We are so gratified that you enjoyed your vacation, and we'd be honored to have you stay with us in the future. Clint & Rosine
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 16.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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