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Beachfront Casita with Pool, AC, Kitchen. Quiet & Affordable

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Come stay in this comfortable beachfront casita on Half Moon Bay. Experience world class snorkeling directly in front of the building, or walk 7 minutes down the road to Yal-Ku Lagoon.

Akumal is located between Playa del Carmen (30 minutes) and Tulum (20 minutes). Centrally located to explore the Yucatan from Cancun to Punta Allen. Akumal is a safe, laid back, family friendly beach town.

Casita Maria is part of the Playa Caribe condominium, considered one of the nicest complexes in Akumal. It maintains its own reverse osmosis water treatment system; it's safe to drink the water straight from the tap! Bicycles available for rent on the premises. On-site manager, daily maid service, 24hr security.

Incredibly, this property offers all the amenities you need at an affordable price. Casita Maria is on the street side of an ocean front property, mere steps around the corner to the pool, palapas and sandy beach. It is one of the best deals you'll find from Cancun to Punta Allen. Come discover paradise for yourself.

The physical address is: CARRETERA FEDERAL KM 104 LOTE 44 G SN FRACC AKUMAL, C AKUMAL, QROO, 77780, MX

Keywords: Condominium

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Chris & Polly
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Polly,

I went to write the review today only to find out that is EXPIRED 2 days ago! Sorry about that! But we were in Mexico for a month and only just got home a few days ago. I wanted to write a SUPER review as we really enjoyed our stay at your condo. And thank you so much for the "welcome" basket, very nice of you and actually, that HUGE bag of chips lasted us the whole trip! We toted them everywhere we went and laughed when we finished them on our last day in Mexico! (I would like to give you a suggestion regarding the you said, its not very good in Mexico. So instead of springing for a whole bag that someone probably won't use. Another rental we stayed at gave us a small Tupperware container with like 2 days worth of coffee to get us started. Might save you some dinero!)

Also, I had read previous reviews that mentioned smelling moldy and I saw that you bought a de-humidifier. Wow! Did that thing work! Really did the job and I don't think you'll have any more complainers. However, you WILL need to replace those pages in the book of instructions (they were missing, as if someone purposely removed them) and also ADD a note that when the humidifier turns off, its because its FULL and must be poured out in the shower pan. My husband knew what to do! I would not have!

The staff and security at the complex were great and we even met some of your neighbors. The weed was a big disappointment, but not your fault by any means.

Loved, Loved, Loved the condo!

Thanks for sharing it with us!
May 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo around the Akumal around the Tulum Municipality

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
In room safe is provided for your valuables. Beachfront palapa.


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(40 traveller reviews)

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Beachfront Casita with Pool, AC, Kitchen. Quiet & Affordable
average rating of 4.6 based on 41 reviews
North Vancouver

Sweet condo in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 days and we were out mostly but the Casita was just what we needed. It is cleaned really well every day. The beds are very comfortable. The air-conditioning works well. The watery is purified from a tank so we could drink it. The kitchen had what we needed and more although a kettle would have been ideal. The location is amazing, near some excellent restaurants and walking distance from Akumal Bay. The beach in front of the condos is fantastic and is about 30 steps from the Casita. There was some sargassum coming in but cleaned regularly so did not present a problem. The condo property is very well maintained - the staff clean everything constantly. It is very secure and the security staff are friendly and helpful. Agustin, the office manager, is great and will assist with tours etc. Great for kids. We would highly recommend to anyone looking for accommodation and who doesn't expect high end luxury.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't have said it better. Great description of Casita Maria. My husband and daughter are going down there in a couple of weeks and will be sure to bring a kettle. Great idea! Thanks and so glad you enjoyed your stay! Best, Polly
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Emeryville, CA

Get a view!

  • 2 of 5

Upon arrival no one was in the office. The sign said will return at 2 and we were there at 4 and no one came until the next day. There was an empty binder which I think was supposed to have instructions on the area and the casita. We told Augustin that the folder was empty and he never gave us the pages. Every morning the workers clearing the sea weed from the beach were out side really early talking. The beach was full of sea weed and really had a really bad smell. The room needed a bit more care in cleaning the floors. There were coffee stains on the floor when we got there and I had to tell the housekeeper to not use cleaner that made the floors slippery. We did appreciate the coffee, the fruit, chips,salsa and the popcorn. That was the nicest welcome of staying there. Also Augustin did answer all our questions and got us a golf cart and bike to rent.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so sorry you had a disappointing vacation. We do try to be clear that Casita Maria is on the street side of an ocean front building so no view.
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ile des Chenes, Manitoba , Canada

Beautiful Beachfront Casita

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casita Maria very much ! The place was spotless, very well stocked with kitchen necessities, clean daily fresh towels and wonderful daily morning maid service. The office manager was always on site, and continuous security on site. Everyone was very friendly and helpful when ever needed. The pool was very clean and so refreshing !

The convenient golf cart rental from the office was an additional bonus and we took advantage of it! The restaurants along the road into the town were all excellent and so convenient ! The store just a minute walk from the Casita was wonderful and very well stocked! The beach was beautiful and there was always available lounge chairs to sit in. All other tenants were very friendly and sociable.

Thank you Polly and Chris for opening up you Casita for us !!!

Lynette from Winnipeg

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynette - So glad you had a great trip and we appreciate the kind words. Our Best to you. Chris and Polly
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Quaint, comfortable casita with all the essentials in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Casita Maria was one of three places in Akumal I rented for ourfamily Easter vacation. My niece, her hubby and two little boys stayed here and they loved it. The property manager was kind and informative, even left a welcome basket. Half Moon Bay is a great beach with amazing snorkeling in front of our favorite Akumal restaurant “La Buena Vida”. Great location and value!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a good time! I must say, our property manager , Agustin, is truly the best!
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Great Home Base

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casita Maria. My husband and I have stayed in several vacation rentals over the years and this was the first with on site staff. The daily maid service was a nice touch. All the staff at Playa Caribe were friendly and helpful.

The Casita is very clean and cozy, beds are firm but comfortable. I didn’t use the kitchenette as much as I had anticipated but it was great to be able to store and reheat left overs for a quick meal. Other than the glass front door there are no real windows but there is plentiful lighting when needed. We found that as much as we wanted to be environmentally friendly it was better to exchange wet towels for fresh ones to keep the room from getting funky, we were in the water snorkeling almost everyday!

The sargassum was pretty thick during our stay but the staff did a great job keeping the beach as clean as possible, and it was easy enough to walk down the beach a ways to find a clearer spot so it didn’t bother us much.

There are several restaurants & mini-supers within walking distance so we didn’t need to use our rental car much locally but it was nice to have for excursions. We’re very independent travelers so we prefer not to join up with big tours.

Overall, Casita Maria is a wonderful value if you are planning an active vacation. We would definitely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Casita at a Great Price

  • 5 of 5

This is a great Casita on Half Moon Bay in Akumal. The property has a pool next to the beach and inside they had snacks upon our arrival. We used this as a base for three days while visiting Coba, Cenotes and Tulum. The men worked very hard to clear the beach of sargassum grass so we bought them breakfast one morning. We loved the place!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for showing your appreciation to those guys! They work so hard. I got chill bumps when I read what you did. I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate what they do and what you did. Thank you so much. Cheers!
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Incredible snorkeling in front of building, short walk to Yal-Ku Lagoon, walk to restaurants and grocery store, mini mart across the street


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