2 bedroom, 2 bath garden view condo close to Golf course
- English, my property manager speaks spanish and english
About Teresa Crawford
I have been a Certified Financial Planner for 36 years and live in Texas with my husband and 2 dogs. I have dreamed of having a place in Mexico for about 20 years and i can say that dream came true. My husband and I have travelled extensively in Mexico and decided on Tao Residences close to Akumal in the Mayan Riviera. Known for its physical beauty and close to both Playa del Carmen and Tulum, it was the perfect decision.
Teresa Crawford purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Teresa Crawford chose Akumal
Peaceful setting with an abundance of things to do and see close by. 25 minutes from Playa del Carmen and 15 from Tulum. When i went down the beach road in Tulum that sealed my is one of the most special places i have been in my life. Eco chic with yoga and spa like amenities, world renown restaurants and bars, its a must see. The town of Akumal is close by with great restaurants and bars and there are cenotes and hidden beaches in abundance. Lots to do and see or just chill at the condo if relaxation is what you are looking for.
What makes this Condo unique
We are close to beach and the jungle! I think what really drew me to this property is that it was inside of a larger complex so we had access to resort amenities if we wanted as well as the privacy and peacefulness of a condo in the jungle.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great stay at Tao
Teresa’s condo was perfect for 2 couples. The location was ideal for golf and yoga. Air con worked well as did all other appliances. There were lots of beach towels and beach umbrella. Teresa was very responsive with respect to answering questions very quickly. A car is recommended as this property is approx 20 min from supermarkets. Will be back!
Thank you so much for your 5 star review! You were an excellent guest and always welcome back!! Teresa
Great condo and location!
Great home base for exploring the Riviera Maya. It's close to the ecoparks, cenotes, beaches, Akumal, and Tulum. Xpu-ha was our favorite beach and not far. We also made the drive to Chichen Itza.
The condo was very comfortable and Teresa was quick to respond to our questions and needs. Thanks for sharing your home!
Thanks for the great review!! You were wonderful guests and hope you’ll be back again!!!
We had a lovely stay. The description was spot on. Teresa had a very comprehensive document/handbook that we received beforehand that helped us in planning and executing the trip seamlessly (reading the VRBO reviews were helpful too). Renting a car was a must (which was recommended in Teresa's handbook). A few other things to note:
1. There is no food or drink that you can purchase at the beach, so either eat before, purchase a day pass for the buffets ($60 and the food did not look very appetizing), or bring snacks/drinks with you. Again, a car is a must.
2. Pools are not heated. I used the lap pools daily, but plan to be chilled. Still worthwhile--there are two that are 25 meters, great if you are a lap swimmer (fyi 64 laps = 1 mile).
3. Had great meals in Tulum and Playa. Great breakfast/lunches at Turtle Bay in Akumal.
4. We arrived at night, so finding the MEI building in TAO was difficult because there is not signage outside of this particular building. It is located between LAO and HIRA.
5. Purchase big jugs of water on the way to Teresa's place, to have on hand to drink, make coffee, etc.
6. The rental car companies do not accept any insurance not purchased through them, so don't get it through Orbitz, etc. Even if you have it, they will still require you to purchase theirs.
7. My family did the yoga and enjoyed it. Basic, easy to follow classes in a very nice studio. Terese had one yoga mat (we brought 2 others with us) which was helpful.
8. One minor downfall is that the toilets have low water pressure as well as the showers.
I showered at the yoga center which had huge, high pressure, warm/hot showers (the showers in Teresas were not consistently warm/hot)
9. Great security throughout the resort. I felt very safe running by myself.
10. Teresa had 5 beach towels in the condo--greatly appreciated and easier to use than to deal with the hassle of getting towels from some location that is listed in the handbook (you have to get them at some office which we never were able to locate, despite looking--it might have been in the golf center but there was always a line). Enjoy your stay!
Thank you for your review Andrea and so glad you enjoyed your stay! just wanted to comment that water is supplied for the guests and no need to stop and bring your own. My property managers will place a full 20 liters which is a 5.28 gallon bottle upon guest arrival and just need to be contacted to bring more if needed. That is something that i didn't have in the welcome binder and will remedy that in the future. Also, the current water pressure problems are community wide and the HOA is working to remedy that problem...sorry about that!
Very nice condo and property!
We had a very nice vacation at Teresa's condo in Akumal. Plenty of room and a nice location. As mentioned in another review it took us a little while to learn the lay of the land . Not having cell phone service made it a little challenging at times. The wifi at the Condi was very reliable though. The staff at the complex were very friendly.
The condo had everything we needed to make us feel at home. Teresa was very responsive to any questions we had.
We rented a car for the first time here. We were glad we did but be prepared for a long wait at the rental site.
We had some really fun adventures. Our favorites were visiting the Coba Mayan ruins, our cave tour at Aktun Chen and Cenotes Azul. The beach at Akumal was very nice too. Much better than the one at the Grand Principe Resort.
The pools at Tao were very nice too.
We would highly recommend staying at Teresa's for a great vacation!
Thanks so much for the 5 star review! So glad y'all had a good time and renting a car was a great idea because of all the great things to do and explore in the akumal/Tulum area. Hope to have you back in the future :)!
This was exactly what my family and I were looking for!
From the get go, Teresa was super responsive, answering all my questions. The condo is clean, spacious and everything worked great.
It's located within an enormous complex called Bahia Principe. Bahia Principe has 4 all-inclusive hotels, plus a golf course, tennis courts, private homes and other smaller developments. Teresa's condo is located in one of those smaller developments, call TAO.
As a renter we had access to TAO's pools, the gym (wellness center), yoga classes, massage offerings, and the TAO cafe. The yoga was great, the massage by Ana was amazing-- so great I had two sessions. The tennis is free to play, and only $30 for a lesson. That's so inexpensive! The tennis is a ten minute drive from TAO, and located in the midst of the all inclusive hotels. The hotels are across the highway, along the beach. I do not care for these enormous facilities, but if you want to swim in an enormous pool you can for free. and i think you can go to some of their evening shows/ performances for free. And if you want to pay for a meal plan at an all inclusive you can, but we chose not to. TAO also has it's own private beach and beach club with cafe. That's about a 15 minute drive. It's a little rocky, but very picturesque with yet another pool and very private. Getting the lay of the land was a little tricky, but once you get it, it's pretty easy.
the grounds throughout bahia principe are very well maintained. there are sidewalks throughout which are great for running, pushing a stroller, letting a kid scooter, etc. We felt very safe and secure. A lot of the folks there live there full time or spend the winter there and are very friendly.
You really must rent a car. Parking is included, and you can park right in front of Teresa's condo.
We ate several amazing meals in tulum. and went once to playa del carmen. Tulum is about 25 minutes away, but a straight shot south. And playa del carmen about 35 minutes north.
We preferred Tulum which is much more laid back. Akumal, the nearby beach area is charming-- check out la cueba de pescador for fresh fish. the turtle bay cafe is great for a wide variety of offerings. both are child friendly and these are among the closest restaurants to TAO-- about a 15 minute drive.
Teresa has an on-site property manager named manuel who is helpful and responsive as well.
This was my first vrbo rental and it was great!
Beautiful place! Friendly neighbors!
We loved staying at Teresa’s condo at the Tao residential! The place was beautiful with super comfy beds and pillows. Everything was supplied at the condo which made it easy to cook all meals if you wanted. Close to the pool only a three minute walk. The Tao wellness centre had lap pools and a great gym to workout in. The Tao is located on the grounds of the Grand Pricipe Resort and we travelled to all the resorts which was so great! The Coba beach resort was great for the kids with a small waterpark and huge pools. My husband also loved playing golf on the nearby course, it was only $60 US in the afternoon. A great deal and a difficult course which made it challenging for him! The Tao is located just minutes from Akumal which is a great little town to have some delicious food. Turtle Bay was our favorite restaurant and we visited three times in our two week stay! We also loved La Palapa which is in a little town just south of the Tao condos. The best fish tacos I’ve ever had! My husband had lobster both times we went there and our meals were less than $80 US for all 4 of us with drinks!!
Teresa was super helpful and informative and so was her building manager Manuel. If you had any questions they would answer really quickly. Thanks again for having us stay!! We will definitely be back :)
Thank you so much for your review! So glad to have your family at our condo...glad to hear you love it as much as we do ❤️❤️
Located in the Bahia Principe Resort area, our condo renters have access to 4 resorts as well as the Tao Wellness Center. You have free access to two of the resorts, Tulum and Coba and can purchase a day pass from any of the four that will provide all inclusive (food and drink) benefits. You can also play golf at the spectacular Robert Trent Jones Golf course at discounted rates. We are about 5 km from Akumal which is famous for snorkeling with sea turtles and has great restaurants and shops. Close to Tulum (about 15 minutes away) is a must see thing to do. The beach road has world renown restaurants and bars and the entire town has an eco chic bohemia type feel that attracts celebrities and hipsters from all over the world. There are cenotes (fresh water sink holes) dotted all along the highway from cancun to the condo. These are little paradises and great to explore. As a renter you have access to the Tao Wellness Center and the Tao Beach Club. The Wellness Center is just a few steps away and there are yoga, salsa and zumba classes offered. You can also schedule a massage or use the work out facilities. I recommend renting a car but there is a tram that leaves the wellness center and goes to the resorts in the Bahia Principe Resort and the beach.