Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Spacious Golf Course Villa in 5-Star Resort/free shuttle to beach & VIP service

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Golf Course fairway 3 bedroom/3 bath home with studio, beach shuttle available

VIP WELCOME SERVICE. Stay in this amazing 2-story upscale home located in the gated TAO Wellness Residential Community within the 5-Star Bahia Principe Resort, surrounded by the Riviera Maya Golf Club, its 27 hole championship golf course, and all amenities. Enjoy the complimentary shuttles to the sport courts, beach clubs, private beach, pools, spas, restaurants, bars, and casino. FREE KAYAKS, HOBIE CATS, SNORKELING, TENNIS and BICYCLE TOURS!

This luxurious residence at TAO Inspired Living is fully furnished and features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an open kitchen with granite countertops, balcony and oversized patio terrace with private pool, located on the 4th fairway with a gorgeous cenote and waterfall view.

The master bedroom is located on the upper level and has a king-size bed facing the golf course and its own open terrace. The spacious master bathroom features two sinks, a large shower and plenty of closet space.

A guest bedroom with a queen bed and bathroom with shower in addition to a studio with futon are also located on the upper level. The studio also opens to the balcony overlooking the golf course.

The main level of this residence features one guest bedroom with bathroom and shower, open kitchen with granite countertops, and perfectly appointed living and dining rooms. The great room faces the private splash pool and terrace, overlooking the gorgeous fairway and cenote. There is also seating on the oversized patio to dine under the stars.

The Wellness Center, just a short walk from the house, features a gym, 2 salt water lap pools, yoga classes, cooking classes, Spanish lessons, lounge area, Temazcal (Mayan sauna), hammocks, and a lot more in a very peaceful, relaxed setting, surrounded by the tropical jungle.

Just steps from the Villa is an amazing infinity pool with chaise lounges and a BBQ grill area with tables to enjoy the amazing views of the golf course while enjoying your meal. There are also bathrooms and an outdoor shower.

PLUS! Enjoy the complimentary access to all amenities inside the 717-acre Bahia Principe Resort such as beautiful white powdery sandy beaches where you can swim/snorkel with the fish, enjoy free non-motorized water sports, swim in the endless pools, jog or walk through the beautifully manicured grounds, shop, play tennis, bike, and try your luck at the casino and more! Each hotel within the resort has nightly entertainment not to be missed, or enjoy soft music. The Hacienda, with sports bars and shopping, gets started after the shows with dancing and continues into the disco after.

There is a wonderful Mexican Fiesta at the Hacienda each Thursday.

If you are a golfer, delight with the 27-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II and get special rates staying with us.

Food and drinks at the resort are available through the ALL-INCLUSIVE day pass, that you can buy directly at the resort with a preferred rate.

You will be in contact with nature and be able to see wildlife around such as coatis, foxes, numerous species of birds and, of course, iguanas.

An open shuttle service is available within the Gran Bahia Resort Complex which takes you between amenities, hotels and the beaches. Onsite bike rental is also available.

CAR RENTAL IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! Once here, you may take the public transportation or drive your rental car to:

Akumal: 5 minutes

Tulum: 15 minutes

Playa del Carmen: 25 minutes

Cancun Airport: 1 hour


Floor to Ceiling windows bring the outdoors in to enhance your stay as you watch the birds in the trees and see the moon and the stars from the master bedroom's massive windows. Open the sliding screened doors at night to enjoy the ocean breeze. Marvel at the gorgeous vividly green golf course with waterfall and cenote view. The 3 bedrooms each have their own private bathroom with ample cabinet space. The studio is available as a 4th bedroom on an as-needed basis. Enjoy breakfast in the morning overlooking your splash pool and cocktails in the evening on the oversized patio area, one of only two in the entire community, both looking out at the 4th fairway. The house is steps from the infinity pool. Choose from many relaxing massages while at the Wellness Center. This Villa features internet access, a large flat screen tv, stainless stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with freezer. The doorbell system has two phones, one up and one down, to answer the guest or guest services' personnel. Welcome to your private Paradise!

More Details

Betty Donellan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Betty Donellan

We moved from the Southern California beach area to the Houston area of Texas. Our dream is to live in our home in Paradise at least half of the year. We never want to leave once we are down here and once you are here, you will understand why.

Betty Donellan purchased this house in 2014

Why Betty Donellan chose Akumal

Once we visited this area I knew I wanted to come back to make this at least my second home. The longer one stays here, the more one wants to stay longer. There is never enough time to see and do all the things the Riviera Maya has to offer with its numerous cenotes, ruins, beautiful beaches, fabulous restaurants, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and swimming with the turtles. Second only to the Great Barrier Reef, our protected reef is alive with sea life and the gorgeous turquoise blue water keeps me amazed daily. When you come back from the day at the beach, stroll steps from the house to the infinity pool and enjoy use of the BBQ to cook dinner. If you come during the summer, make sure you book a trip to swim with the whale sharks, the most amazing once in a lifetime experience you'll have to swim with these massive docile creatures. They are only here during the summer, so book early and book the whale shark tour to get the most out of your vacation in paradise. If you are a golfer, you cannot help but be amazed with this gorgeous Golf Course, ranked #3 in all of Mexico, as well as be challenged by it. Even if you don't golf, you will view with amazement the lush green course with its cenotes lakes and rivers. The house is located right across from the white tees on the 4th hole, a par 5.

What makes this house unique

With floor to ceiling windows opening the world outside to you inside, you will awaken to the sound of the birds in the morning and the peace and tranquility of the trees blowing in the breeze at night. State of the art appliances and top of the line cookware await you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Akumal, Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 19:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , master bath with double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms with large tiled showers, large mirrors. Master has double sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen guest bedroom is upstairs with its own bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master with king bed, balcony and golf course views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , downstairs bedroom +bath, double futon bed+ closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , dbl bed futon upstairs opens onto balcony avail as 4th br
  • Master with king bed and double sinks in bathroom overlooking the golf course. Guest Bedroom with its own private bath has a Queen Bed. Downstairs bedroom has its own private bath and a double bed futon. All bedrooms have huge closets with dressers built in.There is a studio upstairs with a futon that sleeps two on a space needed basis opening to balcony overlooking the golf course..
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
14 Restaurants on site at the Gran Bahia Principe Resort that you may purchase separately as well as a day pass available for the buffet restaurants. Theatrical shows, nightly entertainment and a casino within the resort await you. There are so many activities, you can choose to relax or participate, it is up to you! Enjoy!!!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

90% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
10% Complete
Spacious Golf Course Villa in 5-Star Resort/free shuttle to beach & VIP service
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Thanksgiving Review

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during the week of Thanksgiving. It is in Akumal area and 20 min from the hip part of Tulum :). This was a great area. We could walk 5 steps to the pool or a block or so to the wellness center that was beautiful and peaceful. The house was clean and accommodating. There was construction going on all around us that we could hear in the morning and through out the day but we still were able to relax and enjoy our time. We are so sad to come back to the cold weather! I highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mick and Lauren. I am glad you had a great birthday and visit during your stay at our lovely villa. Construction is across the golf course outside of view so will be done soon. Come back next year!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful, spacious house

  • 5 of 5

We spent unforgettable days in this fantastic villa last July. There was more room than we needed for our family of four. Although the weather was extremely hot, the house was easy to keep cool. The ACs were working fine.

The master bedroom with its own terrace and the beautiful view of the golf course with the lake is unbelievable. The whole house is very spacious and comfortable, with everything we needed and more, like the private pool. There is a good internet connection, too.

The community of Tao is very nice and safe, close to the main attractions of the Riviera Maya. The infinite pool and the wellness center are excellent and just a short walk away. The gym is very well equipped, and the shuttle to the pretty beach of the Bahía Príncipe Hotel is a fun and free way to get around.

We loved the place. The owners of the house are very friendly. Thank you, Betty & Bob!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect for my family to rent during my sons wedding in tulum.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. the pool in the back yard was real nice to relax in and the decorations were beautiful. The house was cool when needed and the number of bedrooms were perfect for my family. Going to the Bahia Principal resort was a big bonus. We went down a few of the days and enjoyed the pool, beach and the buffet. I would recommend this place for couples or like me, my family. Little tough to find at first because it is so spread out but Betty's directions help a lot. I did get to meet the owners while i was there and they are very nice people. I would rent again and maybe play golf this time.


  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKS, Joe and Betty. You are so welcome to stay anytime and I am so glad you had a great time. We so enjoyed the opportunity to visit with you during your stay. We look forward to seeing you again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic home and community

  • 5 of 5

Offers all the amenities you would need with very fun staff to make your vacation enjoyable. Entertainment available night and day. Beach and pool options are nice and very good local restaurants and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Karrie. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back anytime!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
honolulu HA USA

fabulous couldn't ask for better accommodations

  • 5 of 5

4 of us came to stay at this amazing home. The décor was wonderful and so lively it made us feel so welcome. We took recommendations to try out the bistro on site which was wonderful and affordable. Then we also tried the local restaurants in Tulum and Akumal that were recommended by the owner. Having never been here before, they were perfect, most all on the beaches which we also enjoyed. We took in shows at the resort and had fun riding the shuttles. The water at the beach is amazing and we even went over to watch the sunrise one morning. We also hung out at the infinity pool a few doors down and had such a relaxing time between the free yoga we also took Spanish lessons! We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. We welcome you back anytime.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1

Terrible experience with the owner

  • 1 of 5

One of the rooms of the 4-bedroom property did not have a working AC. This problem was not addressed after several complaints to the manager and the owner. After the end of the rental the owner claimed that there was damage to some of the items and withheld a significant portion of the property damage deposit. We paid for damage insurance and gave a damage deposit. The owner refused to provide proof of damage and was uncooperative and rude throughout. Homeaway customer service was not only useless but also made it abundantly clear that Homeaway's first and only loyalty is to the owners an travelers are left to fend for themselves. Only the fact that we paid by credit card gave us some recourse - we filed a complaint wand the credit card company helped. Overall a terrible experience both with the owner and with Homeaway. Stay away from this one.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please see all prior reviews. She also wrote WAS GREAT! in guest book. There were 8 people in the house and it was winter when the a/c in the downstairs had a problem. My manager immediately contacted an a/c specialist who ordered the part to fix it. The fan worked fine to keep the room cool and 3 other a/c's downstairs to use . This is Mexico where we have learned to relax, go with the flow, and things get fixed as soon as possible. This not a New York lifestyle so expectations need to be minimized no matter how frustrating it may be for myself or others. Regarding the damages, I had to indicate to the renters that they had broken an irreplaceable unique picture frame but she failed to report it until I brought it to her attention. She told me to "glue it". Then, my manager went in and took pictures of the white sofa we just had cleaned and scotch guarded only to find the children wrote in ink all over it as it is apparent they were left unsupervised. The VRBO damage insurance covers accidental, not intentional, damage, per the insurance company. I chose to withhold only a portion of their deposit which was the amount to cover the ink writing (I never even mentioned the beverage stains) and picture frame and refunded the rest of the damage deposit to them. The damage deposit requested by VRBO is NOT REQUIRED but is an option on the VRBO site. However, only accidental damage is covered and as this was not considered accidental. They knew this was OUR HOME and yet did not treat it with the respect I had hoped and is indicated on our rental agreement. Lesson learned. Since the damage was not a huge amount, it didn't warrant having to submit it to the other insurance company only to be denied because intentional damage is not covered. The house is upscale and is located in a community within a five star resort, which warrants respect for the area. She indicated she cancelled her reservation as the reason for trying to recover her damage deposit which is false since she stayed there. Now she writes a negative review prior to the matter being resolved within the time frame. I offer to share my home that I love with others and have had most all enjoy an exceptional visit and respected the property. This instance is disturbing but I guess goes along with renting one's home to those who do not appreciate it and should most likely stay in a hotel next time. The report I received upon their departure was the home was left in a mess and dirty.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sian Kaan Hotel
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
playa del carmen
Nearest Golf
back door Bahia Principe
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
carreta federal 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
bahia principe
Car: necessary

TAO has its own private beach club with pool and drinks and food service. There is also private beach for guests at the Sian Kaan Beach within the Gran Bahia Principe Resort with a shuttle that takes you to the beach from the hotel. Note Sian Kaan Beach is adults only, but if you have kids, you can take them to the adjacent beaches right next to the roped off area.. Enjoy the shows at the hotel, guest rates at the 3rd top rated golf course in MX, right out your back door. Tennis, bicycling, wellness center, spa and massage are all within the resort. Free use of kayaks, snorkeling, and hobie cats. Motorized sports are extra as well as the dolphinarium. Xel-ha natural water park is 5 minutes , X-plor and X-Caret are also within 15 minutes from the house. Walk from the beach club to swim with the turtles at Akumal or go to chic Tulum beaches for an amazing day on white soft sand within 15 minutes. Tulum ruins are close by and Coba ruins are an easy drive. Go to Playa del Carmen and stroll the pedestrian mall on 5th Avenue and have dinner on the beach, only 20 minutes. You are in the heart of Paradise and have the privilege of staying in a 5 star gated community resort. Welcome to our Paradise.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £135.19
Property Damage Insurance £76.48
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25

All bookings are at travelers' risk. Please ensure you have sufficient travel insurance. The owner accepts no liability for any personal injury or any other liability howsoever caused.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

You might like these similar holiday rentals