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Homestyle comfort & hospitality in a tranquil garden retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 925 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

A boutique villa of only three apartments in a secluded tropical garden

At Casa Gatos we offer an “at home” environment in an intimate setting where our guests can relax after their day’s activities. Our spacious apartments, comfortably furnished and accented with an eclectic selection of art and antiques, have all the amenities required for a fulfilling vacation, while our amiable and unobtrusive hospitality make for a pleasing, laid back experience. Each apartment has its own individual and distinctive style.

Casa Gatos is in the quaint residential neighborhood between Half Moon Bay and Yalku Lagoon, where neighbors greet each other while walking their dogs or wave to passing tourists out for their morning jog. A small natural park across the gravel drive from our gated entrance provides a buffer from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and the traffic of the main beach road. We are conveniently located a few hundred meters from the entrance to the lagoon and beach, with Que Onda restaurant next door and several of the other restaurants and convenience stores within an easy stroll or bike ride. More restaurants and stores are clustered between the entrance to Akumal and Akumal Bay a mile down the beach road.

The upper floor apartments have balconies shaded by thatch palapas, and all apartments have access to the roof garden for sunning or relaxing in the breeze coming from the sea. The central courtyard is a great place to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon cocktails accompanied by the music of the trickling fountain waters and surrounded by colorful tropical flowers.The air conditioned fitness room is available to our guests should the mood for exercise overtake them.

Accommodations consist of our #100 junior one bedroom apartment and the three bedroom Townhouse, which is flexibly designed to be divided into two apartments of one two or three bedrooms.


is a one bedroom garden apartment with balcony, that comfortably accommodates two to three guests, having a queen bed, a double futon and love seats in the bedroom and a single daybed in the front room. The rooms are surprisingly spacious. Animal themed and African art and artifacts decorate brightly painted walls, while the numerous windows admit sunlight and breezes. The kitchen is fully equipped, and has a breakfast counter and dining nook.The balcony catches the sea breeze and has a beautiful view of the garden and fountain. Both rooms are air conditioned and have ceiling fans. There is satellite HDTV in the lounge area and WiFI throughout.

There is nothing more spectacular than sitting on the roof terrace as the sun sets over North Akumal, rises over the open sea, or as the night sky overhead fills with countless stars, galaxies and nebulae. Of course, there's also just sunning or reading in the shade, while enjoying the expansive view in every direction over miles of jungle, sea and shoreline.

Keywords: Townhouse, condo, apartment, flat, casita, villa, gated garden

More Details


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Suite 100
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Suite 100 One Bedroom Apartmemt
  • The bedroom has two sitting areas, a TV alcove with two chairs and the Futon in the main section, and the front room has a daybed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The beauty of our gated garden can be enjoyed from the central terrace or from the upper level balconies. Full time maid service, beach chairs and beach towels are provided. There are safes in each unit. Babysitting service and food preparation can be arranged. Massages can be had by appointment. We have arranged discounted entry to Yalku Lagoon for our guests .


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Homestyle comfort & hospitality in a tranquil garden retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Very Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Casa Gatos. Dave and Dan were very welcoming. The condo is very private and secluded. The grounds as well as the condo were very clean and well tended. You get a homey feeling because of the comfortable setting but also because of the contact with all of the neighbors. Highly recommended. The condo is next to Yal Ku. Unless you enjoy walking you should rent a car because it is a long walk to the main area of town.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dan Freeman or David Zucker
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 January, 2018

About Dan Freeman or David Zucker

Dan Freeman had a varied career in the food service industry with his own catering company for ten years then as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Philadelphia Zoo and New Jersey Aquarium, and then as Creative Director, designing affairs for a New Jersey catering company. David Zucker ran a paper products manufacturing company. In our leisure life we were divers and became hooked on cave diving, which brought us back to Akumal year after year. It was always our intention to move to this paradise when we retired. We drove down with three cats (for whom the house is named), and acquired a rescue dog and outside cat while living here. We congratulate ourselves on our decision every day as we walk the dog and watch the waves break along along the iron shore.

Dan Freeman or David Zucker purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Dan Freeman or David Zucker chose Akumal

Like so many others who chose to live in or migrate periodically to Akumal, we came, we saw, and we were conquered by the its natural beauty and welcoming atmosphere .

When we decided to buy a house in Mexico, we wanted to locate to the safest and most secure region of the country, where crime rates are lower than in all U.S. cities and most towns.

The proximity of the reef and Yalku Lagoon and the numberless cenotes and underground caverns surrounding Akumal were definite draws. However, the primary draw was this great community, friendly and laid back, filled with interesting people from all over the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

What makes this apartment unique

There's nothing like breakfast on the plaza in the mornings after a short walk along the sea or lagoon with Chaparra, our rescue dog, greeting the runners, other dog walkers and the workers coming from the Pueblo across the highway. In the afternoons we can just walk around the corner to go snorkeling in Yalku then relax in the serene beauty of our private garden. In the evenings there are our nearby restaurants where we can dine with friends at a reasonable price.


Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Bahia Principe
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Que Onda
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Half Moon Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance to Akumal
Nearest Point of Interest
Yalku Lagoon
Nearest Point of Interest
Half Moon Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Akumal Beach
Car: recommended

yoga classes, cave diving, snorkeling in cenotes, Casino, spa, exploring Mayan ruins, exploring Sian Kaan nature reserve


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £106.86

Quoted prices are for the one bedroom apartment #100
#102 Luxury one bedroom apartment - add $15.00 per night to price. Holiday Season add $25.00 per night.
#103 two bedroom apartment - add $30.00 per night to price Holiday Season add $50.00 per night.
Townhome #102/103 - add $80.00 per night to price. Holiday Season add $100.00 per night.

rates subject to change until confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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