Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
- english, spanish
About Shelly Rodrigues
Shelly and Eddie, and Susan and Nancy, built Casa de Colores from the ground up. We opened the doors during the 2007-08 holidays and have not been disappointed in any aspect. It was an incredible adventure. We all live and work in San Francisco -- real estate, law, and association management. We've been friends forever, and love time spent together here, there and traveling in Europe. Casa's architect, Enrique Alcaraz, lives in Akumal and has become a dear friend.
Shelly Rodrigues purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Shelly Rodrigues chose Akumal
We've been coming to Akumal for more than 25 years -- we love the quiet pace, warm people, and wonderful water. We've traveled throughout Mexico, and always come back to Akumal as home. Someday we plan to retire at least 1/2 time to our Casa.
What makes this Villa unique
Casa de Colores has incredible views, breezes from huge sliding glass doors, the colors of the Caribbean, and so much more. The showers are tiled with turquoise pool tile, the bedrooms are each a different color. Art is a combination of local artists and our own photography (4 photo buffs) stretched on canvas. The pool is a great rectangle lap pool and the kitchen's a delight to cook in -- or not. We just completed an outdoor brick oven (perfect for pizzas). Our end of Half Moon Bay is private and quiet, but an easy 25 minute walk (or 5 minute drive or bike ride) to the 'action.'
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 12
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect multi-family getaway
We had a perfect two weeks at Casa de Colores. As a group of friends, 20-something children and partners we found the house perfectly set up for togetherness and separation, well equipped and beautifully maintained by Gaby and Zulma who clean, do maintenance and just insure all is well and functioning. It helps to know that they will be in for a few hours every morning except Sunday but they are lovely and incredibly unobtrusive. The beds are comfortable, bathrooms for each room are great and having the casita proved wonderful. The good sized pool was a godsend; We ended up using it a lot as it was really windy our whole stay and while we did do a bit of snorkeling in Halfmoon Bay, the ocean was often quite rough.
Shelly was a fantastic communicator, responsive, helpful and generous. We could not have asked for more.
We loved the location at the north end of the Bay, it’s an easy 25 minute walk or 7 minute bike ride to the village.
Thank you Shelly for sharing your beautiful home. All in all it was a perfect two weeks that flew by too quickly.
Karen: Thanks so much for your kind comments. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Casa, and are pleased that everything worked out for your group! Take care, Shelly, Eddie and Susan
PS: Don't you just love Zulma and Gaby? We do!
Our time at Casa De Colores was a family Xmas vacation we will never forget! From the time we booked until after we left, everyone in the process was over the top helpful (Shelly, Monica, Gary, Zulma, Juan Antonio, Jen,..). The home is spectacular with more than enough room for our large family of 11. We appreciated the proximity to the beach and lagoon and used the opportunity to snorkel daily. We used a combination of golf carts and bicycles to get around rather than a car, and that was all we needed. If you like a quiet beach, snorkeling, diving, and wonderful food all in one location, come to Akumal and Casa De Colores!!
Patrick - We’re so pleased you enjoyed your Akumal holiday vacation. Thanks for your kind remarks and we hope to see you again soon! -Shelly, Eddie and Susan
Home away from home
Eight of us shared this beautiful property for 7 days. This home is beautiful, it is in a perfect location, and the staff are extremely courteous and excellent at what they do. Every day was a new adventure and we could literally go anywhere we wanted to from this location. Akumal is a gorgeous place; there is so much to do here! It was nice to be able to have this beautiful home as a home base to relax by the pool, share delicious meals, and enjoy the sounds of the ocean while sitting on the balcony and chatting in the cool evening breeze.
Jill and company: we are so happy you enjoyed your long-awaited stay at Casa de Colores, and are thrilled you found it comfortable, convenient and welcoming. Thanks for the lovely review, and for being our guests, Shelly Eddie and Susan
Well-designed/thought-out house. As advertised. 4 excellent rooms in main house, ample common space, separate casita w/ privacy but still feels close. Great balcony and roof overlooking ocean. Responsive property manager and friendly daily maid & gardener. Partially secluded neighborhood/strip along the bay. Rented golf cart, which was great. Would/may stay again.
So glad you enjoyed your vacation in what we believe is a piece of paradise. We look forward to welcoming you back to Casa de Colores! -- Shelly, Eddie, Susan and Nancy
A great house for our family vacation
The Casa was perfect for our family vacation. We travelled with my family of 5, my brothers family of 3, my 2 single brothers and my mom. Everyone had their own bed and bathroom. The kitchen was very well appointed. It had everything we needed.
The kids spent hours in the pool, hunting for iguanas and other animals. It was a short walk to some great restaurants.
You do need to drive to get access to a good beach, but Akumal beach was great for the kids. We saw lots of beautiful fish and turtles!
The Lagoon close to the house is also a great snorkeling spot.
Shelley was great with answering questions and the staff at the house were respectful of our space and very helpful.
I would definitely recommend this house.
Maria: We are so happy you and your family enjoyed Casa de Colores and our little piece of paradise! Hope to have you again in the future. -- Shelly, Eddie, Nancy and Susan
Loved our stay. It had everything, great location and wonderful views.
I would highly recommend this place. Not a thing we could have wanted more and the beds were comfortable. Enjoyed watching the stars at night on the rooftop while swinging in the hamaca and a nice Tequila. Very relaxing.
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa de Colores ... and found the rooftop hamaca! It is truly a wonderful place for stargazing. Thanks for spending your vacation in our little piece of paradise. -- Shelly, Eddie, Susan and Nancy
There is no street address for homes in Akumal. We are Lot 30, Casa de Colores. Akumal is halfway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum on highway 307, and Casa de Colores is the northern point of Half Moon Bay.