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Casa Dos Palmas: 5 BR, 4.5 BA Villa in Akumal, Sleeps 10

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

with everything taken care of for you. EASY

Whether lulled to sleep by the azure blue sea which is just a few feet away, lounging by the pool or on the seaside while sipping tropical drinks with homemade 'guac’'and chips or feasting on fresh grilled shrimp and chicken in the evening under the moonlight prepared by your staff, you will know you have found the paradise vacation you deserve and have been searching for.

If you don’t want to be completely disconnected, Dos Palmas is completely wired, has AC, TV (100's of channels) and DVD, all there, all easy.

Dos Palmas, is just minutes away (5 walking) from Akumal with its soft sand mile long beach, swaying palms, beach bar, beach chairs, scuba and snorkeling. And the stores, quaint and unique have fine Mexican silver jewelry and local art. Next to the beach are fabulous restaurants featuring: baked goods, local catch fresh daily plus authentic Maya be enjoyed in sandals and skirt or shorts. Yes quiet, easy, peaceful privacy at the house, yet ideally located, to have it all when you are inclined to seek it out. And the staff, Rigo and Esther, besides making life easy will make it unforgettable.

More Details

Property Manager
Sydney, Kat, Marieke, Marcia, Zan :)
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Slovenian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

Amenities

Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2 King beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 4 Full beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Casa Dos Palmas: 5 BR, 4.5 BA Villa in Akumal, Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Love staying at Casa Dos Palmas! I’m very tempted to write a bad review so other people don’t rent it! Esther and Rigo are like family and their cooking is authentic Mayan/Mexican and exceptional. Great house for six or eight people.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Charles! We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful stay :) If your future plans bring you back to Akumal we'll be happy to have you again and don't forget to ask us for the returning guest discount! Have a wonderful Sunday! Akumal Direct Team
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5

Warm and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

This felt more like HOME than a vacation rental. Our group of 8 women loved our week there and took full advantage of the cooking services of the loving caretakers, Rigo and Esther. Rooms, beds, and ALL facilities VERY comfortable. Walked to the lagoon for snorkeling on our last day and we're sorry we hadn't tried it sooner...fantastic! We were a bit overwhelmed by the crowds and commercialism of the tourist areAs south of Cancun, but Akumal was a peaceful paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in Casa Dos Palmas and Akumal, Mary. Thank you very much for the lovely review and we hope to welcome you back very soon. :)
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Esther and Rico make this property a dream

  • 4 of 5

We were 6 professional women staying at this house for 7 nights to celebrate a 60th birthday. The house is quite nice. There are four bedrooms, two w/king beds and two w/double beds. There is one king and one double on each of the two floors. Each bedrooms has its own bathroom with a shower. The house has a nice living room, a good size dining room table, a decent kitchen and has a rooftop where you can enjoy drinks at sunset or coffee in the morning. There is a smaller bedroom suitable for kids w/no bathroom.

The outside areas are lovely. There is a pool in the font of the house (opposite the ocean) with a nice sitting area w/hammocks and loungers/table/chairs. In the back (ocean side) there is a table/chairs for dining and a lovely area under a canopy with shade and very comfortable outdoor furniture and hammocks.

The view of the ocean is stunning, but this house, like many others in Akumal, is not on the beach. There is a rocky access down to the water with a very small beach area to enter the water. We went snorkeling here once but not much to see. We found good snorkeling in Akumal bay (do not pay the 400 pesos...just walk down the beach a 100 ft) where we saw a lot of turtles and fish. We walked 10 min to the north for beach time where we also had some nice snorkeling (no turtles). I am afraid the beach at Akumal Bay, and Akumal itself, is going the way of Playa del Carmen and becoming commercialized. Staying at Casa dos Palmas did allow us to avoid a lot of the tourist traps and enjoy the calm and beauty.

There are restaurants in town and along half moon bay. I have been coming to Akumal for 30 years so am familiar with food options. None of them are as good as having Esther and Rico, the onsite caretakers, make meals for you. I can't say enough good things about Esther and Rico. The owners of this house are very lucky to have them. Though the house is lovely and the views magnificent, what really makes this place a gem is Esther and Rico. They prepared 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners for us. Ester's food is fabulous. They are gracious hosts, keep the place spotless and do whatever they can to help. We would all come again...mostly because of Esther and Rico.

The one downside was the concierge service the manager referred us to. Very disorganized and inaccurate information on pick up. Being quite familiar w/this airport I was disappointed with the arrangements and lack of proper information.

I'd definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden costs

  • 3 of 5

Though we had a lovely time staying in Dos Palmas we were shocked on our last day when the housekeeper asked for a 350 dollar tip. We can only assume guests are expected to subsidise her income. This should be made clear on booking and left us with a very bitter taste.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter, Thank you very much for staying with us at Casa Dos Palmas. We're sorry to hear there was a communication issue with the staff. Please know that our staff never requests a tip (even though it is appreciated). The request at the end was for the additional services which you've used during your stay and forgot to reimburse them for (cook service and grocery shopping, laundry service, additional guests which you've had over for a couple of nights and dinners). We're very sorry to hear that left a bitter taste at the end of your stay and we've asked them to communicate with guests in a more clear manner going forward. Thank you again for your feedback as we're always looking to improve our services.
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5

Casa Dos Palmas

  • 5 of 5

We could not be happier with our stay at Casa Dos Palmas. Beautiful home, service was excellent, views, etc. I would go back again to vacation here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments, Micheal. We really appreciate it and we'll be happy to welcome you back to Casa Dos Palmas. :)
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5

Luxury by the Sea!

  • 5 of 5

Wow--what a property! With a fantastic backyard overlooking the sea, we watched crashing waves, both from the yard and from the rooftop terrace! On one day we went snorkeling to the lagoon nearby, on another we simply enjoy the luxury of the home, listening to the cocophany of birds while lounging by the pool. The welcome basket of fruits was simply another added delight too! My wife loved breastfeeding our little on on the hammock while watching the sunrise. Because of course, he had us awake buy then!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review, Roberto. We're delighted to hear you had a nice stay in Casa Dos Palmas. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us :)
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