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

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Akumal - Isla Escape

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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2016

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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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

The only and most charming luxury beachfront cottage on the Riviera Maya
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

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: Jan 2, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing!! We had the opportunity to spend time in both of the owner's homes and loved them both. It was our last vacation before our youngest girls (twins) went off to college and it made for great memories. We were greeted with open arms by Jacob. His staff and Margarita took very good care of us. I will miss my Tina and Bozo. Will definitely be back to visit them all. Tina and Bozo can always come live with me!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Completely charming little cottage

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I spent 4 nights here in early May 2016. The cottage is so cute and nicely appointed -- everything you need, nothing you don't. Right on the beach, with a shady yard and a loungers on a seawall overlooking the beach. The owners were very helpful answering questions from the start, and once we were there, the caretakers, who live in the main house next door, were super friendly. The cottage has everything you need and the fridge was stocked with a few essentials when we arrived. The caretakers brought over a basket of provisions that easily would have gotten us through a few meals, but we also stopped at a large grocery store on the way from Cancun to Akumal. It takes about 10-12 minutes walking on the beach to get to the main area of town where there are a few restaurants, and it is also worth crossing the main highway to go up to the main part of town for dinner at least once. I would go back in a heartbeat, and would love to go with my kids (7 + 11)... the only caution being that this is very much a snorkeling destination, and not so much a sandy bottom beach, so reef shoes are essential.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic beach cottage that more than lived up to expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Isla Escape is everything it promised and more. We spent 4 days there and hardly left the cottage. It's right on the beach, with a perfect view of the sea. We swam with turtles, went kayaking and snorkelling. Sitting on the veranda with a sea breeze was the perfect place to while away the time catching up with family who had travelled in from different locations. We even took the dog!

Ismael and Margarita who are the managers were so helpful.

Would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay and fabulous hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Three couples stayed for five days in this charming cottage. It was very well-appointed and the location is excellent. We were able to walk along the beach each night to have dinner in the main area of Akumal. The caretakers, Ismael and Margarita were simply wonderful! They met us when we arrived answered any questions we had, and kept the place in beautiful condition. The only caveat I would include is that the loft room is definitely a loft - open air with two twin beds and a sloped ceiling so you can hear everything else in the cottage. It was a bit tight for two adults, but would probably be fine for kids. But, the location was breathtaking and the outdoor area was perfect for our group!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for our family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week and we were so happy with Isla Escape. It was so well-appointed- they thought of everything. When we arrived, there was cantaloupe and pastries for the next morning's breakfast so we could just relax when we arrived. It was incredibly peaceful and quiet. You didn't see that many people walking by since the cottage is raised up off the beach. Also, people didn't walk too far south from downtown Akumal to our beach but it was still a reasonable walk for us to town for dinner or lunch. it was also a short drive to Tulum and all the great cenotes in the area. They cleaned the house everyday which was so appreciated with our kids sandy feet. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, so glad to hear that you've enjoyed the cottage and would like to come back. We look forward to welcoming you at our piece if paradise soon!
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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, Quintana Roo

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
21 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2
1 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Sprimg
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 19.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Akumal in Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
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
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • 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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