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The only and most charming luxury beachfront cottage on the Riviera Maya

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

two bedrooms + 1open loft, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, full AC, right at the beach

A charming and comfortable beachfront cottage, located at Jade Bay in Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico. The cottage is privately located in the beautiful tropical garden of a private gated property. Its terrace is only 15 yards from the beach and a 10 minute beach walk from Akumal Village. A choice of cozy restaurants will satisfy your appetite. Akumal, 'the place of the turtles', is located between Playa del Carmen with its European flavoured vivid night life and Tulum with its historical Maya ruins. Carpark, private gate, and much more. To find out more visit our website, see link in 'Further Details' below.

Beautiful Beachfront Cottage: Usually, beach front villas along the Riviera Maya are big and not meant for a couple or small family to stay, they have usually 5+ bedrooms. The weekly rates are high and not affordable unless you shop around to fill the beds. Our Cottage offers you the Caribbean beachfront joy, the privacy of your own secluded tropical garden and beachfront. An affordable alternative in paradise!

How to Get There: Conveniently located close to the highway 307 from Cancun to Tulum, exit Las Villas Akumal, km 253. Isla Escape can be reached by public transportation with a transfer to the Paradas Continuas or a taxi at Playa del Carmen. All major car rental companies are present at Cancun airport. Car rental is also available at Akumal. Detailed routing will be provided with your booking confirmation through our website.

Where to Go, What to Do: This holiday destination offers a great variety of cultural, historical and leisure activities. If you don`t like 'activities' you may simply lay back and relax on the terrace or the beach with a good book and the ever lasting sound of the ocean. For an extensive tour and information of the area, please visit our website.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jacob & Kim,

Another wonderful week at your beautiful home! Thank you for all you have done to make our stay wonderful! Kim, thanks for all you have arranged for our needs!

We have had so many favorites, we will return again!

Gracias Margarita and Ismael!
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Akumal in Tulum Municipality

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Fax
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , open loft
  • Ideally suitable for family and friends. Fully A/C and/or natural/forced ventilation. The open loft is located under a traditional roof. The lasting sound of the ocean will comfort your sweet dreams.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Jade Bay together with Akumal beach (10 minutes walk) offers a wide variety of swim, snorkel and dive possibilities. A Reef Atol is located right in front of the cottage and is easily accesible with snorkel gear. Small secluded beaches right in front of the cottage, ideal for small children to play. The gas BBQ serves as a garden kitchinette located next to the romantic terrace. Private chef service available (optional). Laundry service available (optional). Very good cell phone cover.


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The only and most charming luxury beachfront cottage on the Riviera Maya
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
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getting a real break

  • 5 of 5

Isla Escape honours it's name. Here nothing is missing to realize your wish to escape hectic life and completely rewind. We have enjoyed our 10 day stay in December under a stark blue sky and with the sound of the nearby ocean very much. The Cottage is realy complete, clean, very well maintained and located in beautiful nature a few steps away from a clean beach that appeared to be a very popular jogging area. Diving opportunities and a popular snorkeling site, a variety of restaurants and shopping, all at beach-walking distance. We enjoyed the privacy of the garden and the beachfront so much that we hesitated to go out. Tulum and Playa del Carmen nearby, two places with a total different character and worthwile to hang around. We have found Isla Escape totally in accordance with what is advertised on Homeaway and the IslaEscape website. The owners, who live next door, were a real asset, kind and caring. We loved Isla Escape and would recommend everybody to consider the beauty of this place. The cottage is small and is in our opinion comfortable for maximum four persons and OK for kids as well.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2008
  • Date of Stay: November 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay @ Isla Escape

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Akumal @ Isla Escape was just perfect. It was the first time to the Yucatan for myself, my husband, and two adult sons. The cottage, gardens, palapa, beach and view of the ocean was spectacular. We loved the privacy and quiet location for walking along the beach, snorkeling without other people, and lounging in the chaise or hammock. Theresa, who comes to the cottage each day to clean, was delightful, as was Ismael who cares for the gardens and beach. Jacob, who owns the property, provided us with wonderful advise and tips about getting to places, things to avoid, getting groceries, favorite restaurants, etc. Also, he's an intelligent, positive, thoughtful person and was so kind to share with us his knowledge of the area. We really enjoyed our conversations with him.

We stayed at Isla Escape for 11 days and were able to visit two centotes, Tulum ruins, Chichen Itza ruins, Xel'Ha, Yal Ku, along with snorkeling it front of the cottage and down the beach towards Akumal. We had breakfast at the cottage every day and went out to dinner each night to wonderful restaurants in Akumal and Tulum. We could not have had a better vacation! Thank you so much Jacob!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Isla Escape. Jacob welcomed us graciously, and it was great to have the welcome snacks. They lasted us the whole trip! The beach right out in front is beautiful and very secluded which is nice. Lots of great restaurants within driving distance. Nothing to complain about...I only wish we were back there right now.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Isla Escape. We were greeted by Jacob and his two furry friends, Tina and Bozo who we kind of adopted that week. Jacob was very helpful in directing us to restaurants and sights to see. The casita is perfect for four people. We usually made breakfast there and then went out for dinner. We had chef Martin prepare a dinner for us one night and it was delicious! We loved sitting on the beach, reading and snorkeling and also walking down the beach to go to dinner. Isla Escape was very relaxing and we would love to go back. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, secure, comfortable and perfect for our family of 5.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a relaxing week in this immaculate beach house. The kids played on the beach, we enjoyed using the canoes, we took many a relaxing 15 minutes walk down the beach to Akumal for meals. Right on the beach but safe & secure. The owner lives right next door, has the fridge stocked with a few essentials when you arrive and is available to ask any questions. You can’t do much better than this - Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beachfront !

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at quiet, well furnished beach house. Jacob was extremely helpful with advice and took care of all of our needs. We were able to snorkel right off the beach and a quick walk down the beach to many great restaurants. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Akumal Center
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Riviera Maya Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Akumal Center
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Jade Beach
Car: not necessary

Akumal; on the Yucatan peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Akumal ('The Place of the Turtles' when translated from the Maya language) is located along the highway 307 at km 253, approximately 22 miles south of Playa del Carmen and 20 miles north of Tulum. The beach strip along the Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo is called Riviera Maya.

Other Activities: bird watching, swimming with dolphins

Golf: The Riviera Maya Golf Club is a 27 holes golf course located in a beautiful forrest scenery and only 0.7 miles from Isla Escape. Golf arrangements can be made upon request.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring & Early summer
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
AutumnWinter Holiday
26 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Winter Spring
7 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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