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Akumal Bliss=Playa Caribe #5 Half Moon Bay Luxury Condo

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

CHECK OUT OUR SPECIALS!!

LOW SEASON SALE! STAY 7 DAYS: PAY FOR 6 beginning May 1, 2018 until Dec. 21, 2018

HIGH SEASON RATES 1 bedroom [$260.00] and 2 bedroom rates [$290.00] (JANUARY 6/APRIL 30, 2018). For one bedroom rental, second bedroom/bath is locked off and NOT rented.

LOW SEASON (MAY 1/DECEMBER 21, 2018) 2 bedroom only rate is $195.00 per night.

HOLIDAY (DECEMBER 22, 2018/JANUARY 4, 2019) 2 bedroom only

HIGH SEASON RATES 1 bedroom [$260.00] and 2 bedroom rates [$290.00] (JANUARY 5/APRIL 30, 2018). For one bedroom rental, second bedroom/bath is locked off and NOT rented.

Lovely, private Half Moon Bay is home to Playa Caribe #5. Located midway between the points of the bay, the views from your balcony of the second floor center unit are breathtaking. The ocean can be viewed from every room in the condo!

The Playa Caribe building, which contains 12 units and 3 casitas, is beautifully maintained and provides purified water from our own onsite Reverse Osmosis plant. You will never have to worry again about accidentally brushing your teeth with the tap water. The water even tastes good.

Playa Caribe #5 is a luxury condominium providing all the amenities you would have at home: high thread count sheets, full kitchen, pool, central air conditioning, free dedicated Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD, iPod player, CD player, etc. Add to this the daily maid service, and you will not want to leave! Just because you have a kitchen doesn't mean you have to cook. A short walk up or down the beach leads to two excellent beachside restaurants: La Lunita and La Buena Vida. There are many restaurants to chose from.

Half Moon Bay is a premiere snorkeling spot. Akumal Bay and Yal-ku Lagoon are both in walking distance from the condo.

Turtles build their nests on the beach and, if you are visiting during the summer months, you may see the babies hatch and make their dash to the water.

Keywords: Condo, Akumal, Half Moon Bay, Riviera Maya, Playa Caribe, sea turtles

More Details

Owner
Annie
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 February, 2018

About Annie

Hi from John and Annie. We are happily retired* in Bishop, California, after thirty plus years living on Donner Summit, in the mountains above Lake Tahoe, enjoying the skiing, hiking, climbing and coping with massive amounts of snow. Bishop is on the eastern side of the Sierras and is a playground for athletes. We moved here to rock climb year round and to get away from the snow.

We love spending August in the condo and enjoying our Half Moon Bay. We are in or on the bay for most of every day.

*John was a ski school director and climbing instructor. Annie was a teacher, mainly in kindergarten.

Annie purchased this condo in 2005

Why Annie chose Akumal

One morning in early Jan. 2005, after it had been snowing for a week and road closures were eminent, I decided I needed to get somewhere warm and welcoming. I had a photo of a condo on Half Moon Bay up on the 'frig that a friend had given to us at a Christmas party. After staring longingly at the photo, I started looking for a place to stay on HMB, not having any idea it was high season. Of course, nothing was available. One wonderful travel agent told me she had found a hotel room for us but told me to see if I could find a flight first. Oh, my. By the time I secured the flight and confirmed the hotel room, it was about 2:30 in the afternoon. We ran around throwing things in a couple of suitcases, jumped in the car and made the 3 1/2 hour drive up to Reno with white knuckles. Cars were spinning out all around us.

We spent that night in Reno and flew out the next morning. We had our feet in the sand that afternoon. It was love at first sight! Half Moon Bay is an absolutely magical place.

One day we wandered into the realtor's just to check out prices. When Tony asked if he could show us some properties, we thought it would be fun to look around. One of the properties was Playa Caribe #5. We fell under the spell of that fabulous view of Half Moon Bay from every room in the condo. We love to share our place with family and friends. It is our hope that our visitors will want to return often and think of it as their private get away.

What makes this condo unique

There seem to be two types of visitors to Half Moon Bay. Some fill every minute of every day with a new adventure: cenotes, diving, driving around, shopping, restaurants, cultural events, ruins, etc. Believe me, there is no end to all one can find to do in this area. We fit in with 'the others' who just love to hang out at Half Moon Bay. We bring about a million books and, when we aren't in the water snorkeling, swimming or SUPing, we have our noses pressed to the pages. The diving is wonderful, but we just can't get enough of the snorkeling. I should add that another bonus to staying at Playa Caribe is meeting some of the very interesting people who stay there often.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I recently stayed at your beautiful apartment with my sister and friend for 5 days. She came from the UK and I from australia. I just wanted to say it is the most amazing place to spend time. The apartment is so pretty and the views are to die for. We had a ball and recharged some worn out batteries as well. Agustin and his staff were fantastic too so thanks to them also. You never know - we could be back one day...... Thanks very much. Full disclosure: With her permission, I copied this from my facebook messages. That is why there are no stars.
Nov 2017
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet hours are in effect 10:00PM to 7:00AM.
  • Pool hours are 8:00AM to 8:00PM.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both bathrooms have been remodeled using beautiful Mexican Talavera tiles on the counters and showers. The bathrooms both have two sinks and under the counter storage. Our onsite Reverse Osmosis system provides purified drinking water from all the taps in the condo. The colorful towels and washcloths dry quickly. Each bathroom has a hairdryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • The master bedroom has a King bed with high thread count sheets and a selection of pillows. There is a TV and CD player, a small private balcony and an adjoining bathroom. The guest bedroom has a Queen bed and a double bed, both with high thread count sheets and a selection of pillows. The guest room also has a TV and CD player, a small private balcony and an adjoining bathroom. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and reading lights above the beds. Both bedrooms have beautiful views of Half Moon Bay. The small bedroom balconies are very private for a early morning cup of coffee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 18 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
FOR YOUR SAFETY: We provide purified drinking water from all taps through the Reverse Osmosis plant on site. There is a password protected safe in the master bedroom for your passport and other important things. When Agustin leaves for the day, we have a night watch person on the grounds. The private, off street parking lot is well lit.

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Akumal Bliss=Playa Caribe #5 Half Moon Bay Luxury Condo
average rating of 4.976744 based on 46 reviews
5

Wonderful place to relax and unwind!

  • 5 of 5

Playa Caribe #5 is one of the best holiday excursions I’ve ever taken! Annie and John really go the extra mile to make sure guests feel welcome and comfortable during their stay. All of the additional information Annie has compiled in their notebook here at the property as well as online was really informative and helpful in motivating our family to experience some different things during our trip as well. Turtles were out of season, but the snorkeling was amazing, the food was fantastic, the locals are wonderful and we really couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay during our trip! Thank you again!!! And we look forward to visiting in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that your second visit to Playa Caribe #5 was as successful as your first. I enjoyed corresponding with you and we hope your family will come back to stay with us soon.
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Bay Area, California
5

A very special place!

  • 5 of 5

I really can’t say enough good things about Annie’s condominium! It is in a beautiful location right on the ocean and every night we fell asleeep and woke up to the soothing and relaxing sound of the waves from Half Moon Bay. Inside the condominium is a delightful feast of cheerful color and design....immaculate and comfortable. The staff who work at the complex are friendly and helpful. Also, thank you Annie for all of your tips before we arrived! Can’t wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet Lovely Stay, Well Cared for and Safe

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Annie's. We were there this last January with our 2 small children (3 and 6). Maybe less crowded due to mild winter in US and State Dept warning. However, we never saw a "questionable person" and as extensive world travelers, we feel we are always aware. The condo was one of the best appointed I've stayed in Mexico. There is some construction 2 buildings away, but they were very quiet and really not noticeable. The staff we friendly and capable.

The small convenience store across the street was nice (bread, beer and peanut butter kinda place). Chomak grocery in town is expensive. I highly recommend going with CARM transfer and having them stop in Playa for your groceries (165$ round trip!). Also, dont feel weird about buying milk that is non refrigerated here, its really ok! (of course put it in the fridge after opening)

There is a golf cart rental right as you come into Akumal under the arch, and the benefit of using them is you get to park in their lot. That is a big bonus as parking can be hard when in town (Annie can tell you the name) . But with older kids, I would just rent bikes.

The beach is not very busy which is a plus for us, much different than Akumal beach in town. The town beach has areas roped off in the water for sea turtle snorkeling run by companies (blah) and full of people. The wind is much less here than Tulum (wind is tiresome for little ones) but the beach in Tulum is hard to beat. I would definitely come back here and to Half Moon Bay: Quiet, friendly and oh so easy...)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Riviera Maya, although we've been to the Pacific side of Mexico many times. Annie's condo did not disappoint! It's beautiful, comfortable, welcoming, festive, well-stocked, clean, and did I mention the view? We fell asleep to the sound of waves crashing and woke to watch the light come in. Amazing. Annie goes out of her way to make her guests feel welcome, and we did! We traveled with 3 little kids, and renting a golf cart was pretty much the highlight of their trip--so glad we did. We also took advantage of the grocery delivery. We snorkeled in the bay (really wish we'd brought our own masks and snorkels from home as the prices were insane at the dive shops) and the Lagoon and spent plenty of time playing in the sand out front. The beach at Half Moon Bay is beautiful and quiet, but not the best for swimming for young kids. Instead, we did most swimming at Akumal Bay. The pool was cute although a bit chilly in January, given there had been some cool weather before we arrived. Augustin helped us arrange transportation so that we could get to the ruins at Tulum and see some Cenotes, and we were glad we didn't have to navigate the area on our own. There is an overwhelming number of things to do and see outside of Akumal, and we wish we'd done a bit more research as we couldn't possibly keep up! In the end, we mostly explored Akumal and rode around in our turquoise golf cart eating at the many open-air restaurants and under palapas and drinking tropical drinks--sin alcohol for the kiddos. :). Thanks Annie for your hospitality--we can totally see why you fell in love with Playa Caribe #5 at first glance and why you have so many 5 star reviews. It's a special place for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a great introduction to the Riviera Maya and the Half Moon Bay/Akumal area. We appreciate the review! I am happy to hear the grocery delivery worked out for you. As you said, shopping after a flight with three tired kids would have been tough. We hope your family will return next year to again ride around in the turquoise golf cart. I will help you plan more adventures. 😎?
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an absolutely perfect Akumal vacation. From the moment we walked in, we knew Annie's condo was special. The condo is immaculate and the daily maid service is wonderful. The festive decor is perfect. There are two AMAZING tile huge bathtubs that we all loved. The staff is wonderful as well as the security, they were on top of everything. Akumal itself is warm and fun but small enough to feel cozy. Thank you, thank you for such a perfect trip.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Kristen. We are happy to hear your family had a wonderful stay. We still haven't seen the condo with all the new tile, so we are really enjoying hearing what our guests have to say. Hopefully, your family will come again. :)
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Enumclaw, Wa
5

Annie should be a travel agent!

  • 5 of 5

Annie's place is beautiful! She has everything you could ever need in her Condo. If you've thought about it, she's got it! One of the things I loved most is her attention to the details. She has thought about Everything. CARM (the shuttle service, she told us about) was worth every penny! The staff at Playa Caribe are very pleasant! We had an excellent time and my husband is already talking about booking for next year!! Oh ya, He went fishing one day with "DOG", caught 3 El dorato. We had some for dinner. Very tasty! Super great time. Thanks Annie and John.

Rob and Sheila

Enumclaw, Washington

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I really enjoy communicating with our guests and making sure their trip is smooth and fun. Hopefully, you will share your next wedding anniversary with us. :)
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Location

Nearest Airport
105 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
La Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Buena Vida or La Lunita
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Half Moon Bay
Car: not necessary

The snorkeling and diving are fabulous! We are in the perfect spot for easy access to Mayan ruins, EcoParks and many other adventures

Xel-Ha – 17 miles/11 kilometers:

Puerto Aventuras – 17/11

Tulum – 26/16

Xcaret – 32/20

Playa del Carmen – 37/23

Cozumel – 55/3

Puerto Morelos – 69/43

Coba – 70/44

Cancun – 105/65

Chichen Itza – 251/157

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season (2 br/2bth)
5 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£738
for 3 nights
From
£246
 
 
Low Season (2 bedroom/2bath)
1 May 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£496
for 3 nights
From
£165
 
 
Holiday Season (2bedroom/2bath
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,285
for 7 nights
From
£326
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 19.0%

Our condo can be rented during High Season as a 1 bedroom/1 bath (with the second bedroom locked off) for $260 per night. WE NEVER RENT THE LOCKED OFF BEDROOM. During Low Season the condo is rented as a 2 bedroom/2 bath only. During August, September and October, we offer a 7 night stay for the price of 6. One night is free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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