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Paradise in Akumal, Mexico - Beachfront 2bd/2BA Condo (ground level)

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,148 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Enjoy a relaxing vacation on the beautiful, white sandy beach of Half Moon Bay in Akumal ('Place of the Turtle' in the Mayan language). Walk out your patio door and be directly on the beach. Wake up to the songs of tropical birds and the soothing sounds of the waves. Watch spectacular sunrises from your patio or bedroom each morning. Sip margaritas while digging your toes into the sand and watching the sea turtles pop up their heads above the beautiful turquoise water. Enjoy beautiful star-gazing at night.

Akumal is a quiet, residential beach side community located about 50 miles south of the Cancun Airport on a well-paved highway. This small town and the nearby area offer many fine restaurants and plenty of opportunities for snorkeling, diving, swimming, caving, biking, bird watching, or just plain relaxing on the beach. That is the beauty of this place - you can enjoy many activities or simply relax on a beach chair under the palms.

From our airy and spacious condo at La Bahia, you can walk barefoot to two restaurants/beach bars, relax and read under the palms or one of our palapas with 180-degree views of the sea, or snorkel in the bay, only yards from your patio, where sea turtles and tropical fish abound. The sandy beach is never crowded.

This newly updated and decorated two-bedroom/two-bath unit of 1,125 square feet includes new appliances as well as new air conditioning and ceiling fans, although tropical breezes often make these unnecessary. The condo has been renovated recently with all new tile floors, newly painted rooms, curtains, and upholstered sofa cushions. The open floor plan includes large windows on three sides of the living room and is decorated with live tropical plants and palms and Mexican artifacts. The Caribbean Sea can be viewed from all rooms.

The master bedroom (king-sized bed) and guest room (two twin-sized beds) both have ample closet space. Daily maid service is available, and beach towels are provided. Cell phone and wireless Internet service are available, so bring your cell and laptop, if you wish. There is also a satellite TV, DVD player, and iPod docking station.

The town of Akumal, a short walk from the condo, has two markets (with ATM machines and enough food items to meet your needs); seven restaurants (one with live entertainment a few nights a week during high season); three dive shops; travel office; fresh produce market twice a week; several shops and boutiques; yoga classes and fitness center; bike rentals; laundromat; and more. Two small convenience stores are located just a block or so from La Bahia.

The CEA (Centro Ecologica Akumal) provides information on sea turtles and other marine life. Akumal is ecologically protected and well known for its sea turtles and their nesting grounds. In fact, turtles nest on our beach. The season lasts from April-October, and the CEA can arrange viewing tours for an incredible experience. Try snorkeling or diving in one or more of the area's many beautiful freshwater cenotes.

Playa del Carmen (22 miles) has great shopping and restaurants, two large supermarkets, golf courses, and a bird sanctuary in nearby Playacar. You can swim with the dolphins at Puerto Aventuras (12 miles), which also has manatee and sea lion shows, restaurants, and shopping. Tulum (about 20 minutes south) has restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, and five miles of pristine beaches. Don't miss the Tulum Mayan ruins, a unique sea-cliff site; the entrance is on the left shortly before the town. Just south of Tulum is the fantastic Sian Ka'an Biosophere. Drive there yourself (check on road conditions first) or arrange a tour through our reception office.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa, Toni, Sibley, Michelle & Amanda
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to La Bahia #2. The location on Half Moon Bay is perfect, and the views from the condo are spectacular - we could see the Caribbean Sea from every room and watch the sunrise every morning while drinking our coffee on the patio. We love the convenience of being on the ground floor and walking onto the beach directly from the patio. The water is only about 30 yards away, and we could watch the turtles pop up for air just looking out the living room sliders. Snorkeling in the bay is wonderful - sea turtles, rays, squid, parrotfish, and many other colorful, tropical fish. Akumal has a lot to offer with its great restaurants and laid-back atmosphere. We highly recommend this condo!"
Feb 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Akumal in Tulum Municipality

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1148 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Ensuite bathrooms for both bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two twin/single beds in the guest bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Porta-crib and inflatable mattresses available. Ocean and jungle views from both bedrooms, very unique to condos in this area.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
FREE Wireless service, book library and small CD collection, free daily newspaper, sheets for extra beds, purified water, safe in master bedroom, reliable on-site management. Large patio, perfect for dining or relaxing, surrounded by soft, white sand and lush tropical vegetation. Staff on site in managment office for any needs you will have not provided already!

Reviews

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Paradise in Akumal, Mexico - Beachfront 2bd/2BA Condo (ground level)
average rating of 4.725 based on 67 reviews
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Lovely property, lovely location

  • 2 of 5

It would be nice for first timers to Akumal to know that April and May (every year) are the months when massive amounts of seaweed wash in and obstruct access to the beaches. The seaweed was so dense in the water that, if one could get past the 3 ft. continuous mound on the beach, one would have to wade out through dense floating seaweed (some 10-30 ft. from shore) to reach open water. We can excuse the weather (tropical storm Alberto also graced our vacation there) as that is beyond the owners' control, but known regular problems like the seaweed would be good to know about in advance. We might return, but certainly not in April or May! Since we couldn't swim in the ocean, a pool would have been nice. The write up on VRBO says communal pool but does not elaborate. In reality, there is no pool at the condo -- only a 5+min walk down to Buena Vita Restaurant where a public pool is located and not really inviting! The condo, itself, location and appointments are excellent. Management was very pleasant, responsive & helpful. Notably, when a taxi driver over charged us and we ask the manager about it, he said the taxi driver was wrong and 15 min. later he knocked on our door with a reimbursement of the overcharge amount! They want visitors to enjoy their stay in Akumal and do what they can to try and make it a pleasant experience!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful first floor condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 night stay at this condo on the first floor. The patio overlooked the beach and ocean. It was beautifully decorated and well- maintained. The kitchen is stocked with all the utensils you need to cook if you wish. AC and hot water worked well. Snorkeling on Half Moon Bay is very, very good. And there are two really good restaurants on the beach nearby: LaLunita and La Buena Vida. The condo is located in LaBahia at the quieter end of Half Moon Bay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cheyenne WY
5

Absolutely great

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for more.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

My mother was born in Mexico and visits every year. We choose Akumal because we wanted something a little more relaxing than Cancun, but still with things to do (last time we stayed in Tulum). The location is absolutely breathtaking and quiet! The hosts were lovely and VERY responsive. The property was clean, beautiful, and extremely comfortable. This place looks EXACTLY like the pictures. There's so much to do in this area! SEA TURTLES for one! Snorkeling, tours, a few shops, and awesome restaurants. Akumal is located near Tulum, about a 20 min drive. Akumal is much more affordable than Tulum, which we appreciated.

Only drawback is, everything, and I mean EVERTYHING closes by 10PM or earlier. When my husband and I arrived at 9PM we were so sad that there were not any late night food options, thankfully there was a 24 hour convenience store. Besides a couple restaurants (La Buena Vida was our favorite) everything is about a 10-15 min walk away. We had a rental car so this was not a problem, nor did we mind walking in the evening.

If you decide to stay in Akumal, WHICH YOU MUST DO, I advise you rent a car (condo provides complimentary parking), this way you can explore Akumal fully and enjoy local towns and attractions nearby.

**The property will send you a discount voucher for local shops and restaurants. You must PRINT this voucher prior to using, because not all the restaurants and shops will accept it otherwise. **

Thank you so much for our lovely stay!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX
5

Nice property!

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained and great service! The condo was perfect, the staff excellent. The only issue is we couldn't swim in the ocean. I think it would be nice to know that there are rocks all under the water, that you cannot see in the pics, and it's very uncomfortable to swim in front of the condo. That was our only disappointment.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in a great place!

  • 4 of 5

Property was well tended to and in a great location. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Local dining was out of this world! I wanted to give a special thanks to Edward/Eduardo, our nighttime caretaker. He was kind and helpful and made us feel welcome and safe. People like him make La Bahia a place to return to. I hope he sees this review so he knows how his care and service are appreciated. Thanks, La Bahia, for the great time and great memories!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Visit Mayan ruins in Tulum (15 Miles), Coba (25 miles), Chitzen Itza (one-day or overnight trip). Sian Ka'an Biosphere (just south of Tulum) - arrange tours at reception office; caving at Aktun Chen; snorkeling at Akumal Bay, nearby Yal Ku Lagoon, Dos Ojos, Hidden Worlds, many other cenotes; water sports and cultural and historical activities at Xel-Ha and Xcaret.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Akumal, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£452
for 3 nights
From
£151
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2018/2019
18 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,051
for 7 nights
From
£293
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£637
for 3 nights
From
£212
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 17 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£452
for 3 nights
From
£151
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2019/2020
18 Dec 2019 - 6 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£2,051
for 7 nights
From
£293
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£637
for 3 nights
From
£212
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Holiday rentals are a mandatory 7 nights per holiday.

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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