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Luxe Penthouse Suite within Grand Bahia + Large Private Roof Terrace + Hot tub

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Oversizes 2 bed 2 Bath Penthouse Suite with Roof Top Hot Tub + Terraces

At our Akumal penthouse - Casa Evie - enjoy the essence of hotel living but in a luxurious contemporary private residence with unrivalled wellness amenities, bistros and swimming pools within the resort close by. Think cabanas on Caribbean beaches, saltwater swimming pools, totally private rooftop with hot tub and sun salutations, overlooking the pristine jungle canopy and resort golf course. Also enjoy the owners private beach club and pool which is situated on the beach in Akumal.

Located at the exclusive TAO Resort, within the renowned world class Grand Bahia Principe Residence in Riviera Maya, our carefully designed penthouse includes hand-selected local Tzalam furniture inspired by its nature-rich surroundings and designer luxury pieces from around the world. With serene panoramic jungle views from the private roof terrace and a hot tub, our penthouse retreat offers relaxation and secluded calmness from the moment you arrive.

Culture Meets Luxury

If you’re looking to soak up the culture and lifestyle of Akumal and Tulum in understated prestige, this is the place to do it. At our oversized two-bedroom, two ensuite-bath penthouse, a luxury resort vibe is combined with the privacy and serenity of a residential holiday home, you will really have the best of both worlds.

Bathe Under The Stars

Relax in our private rooftop hot tub while sipping a glass of champagne as you overlook the jungle backdrop, and laze in the late evening warmth illuminated by the stars.
Then snuggle up on the couch or plush king sized beds and enjoy the state-of-the-art Smart TV with international channels and inclusive WiFi. Choose from the Master King, with hotel grade ensuite bathroom and private terrace, or the Queen ensuite. Both are located on the lower level where you'll also find the expansive open plan living and dining area, outdoor terrace and dining area, and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite work bench and breakfast bar. The upper level includes a private deck with luxurious sun loungers, outdoor dining area, bar and hot tub. After a blissful sleep, wake to a sun-drenched balcony and utilize the fully fitted modern kitchen to prepare breakfast before exploring Akumal.

Feel The Flow

Famed for its natural beauty, the residential town of Akumal soothes the soul. At the TAO Wellness Centre, guests of the penthouse can take advantage of complimentary yoga classes, meditation sessions, saltwater swimming pools and a fully equipped gym, alternatively you can immerse yourself in the 5-star resort life at the Bahia Principe.

Our guests are welcome to utilize the world class resort facilities within the exclusive Bahia Principe resort, and guests can take advantage of the substantial discounts on offer when an all-inclusive all day access pass is purchased, which grants access to restaurants, nightlife and entertainment shows.

At the beach you can lazily soak up the sun on a lounger shaded by crisp white cabanas and gaze over the Caribbean ocean as it laps against miles of pristine white sandy beaches, or for some action enjoy championship golf, water sports, world class snorkelling and much, much more.

A New You
Find that escape from everyday life and experience everything Mayan culture has to offer, from its residential areas to famous resort retreats and wellness lifestyle, and return home a renewed and revived version of yourself!

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About jon

We are Jonny and Joanne, an English couple on the wrong side of 40, we relocated to Sydney, Australia from London 10 years ago. We loved it so much we decided to stay. I’m a trainee boat Captain and my wife Joanne (the clever one) is the brains of the operation. We got married in Las Vegas and are the very proud parents of two amazing children.

These days we spend our time swimming with Blue Gropers, watching our son play Rugby or supporting the cutest Irish dancer on the planet. Bronte beach in Sydney is our second home and we can often be found chilling here whilst planning our next adventure; the next one is to spend more quality time at the most amazing place on the planet ‘Casa Evie' our very own slice of paradise.

jon purchased this apartment in 2013

Why jon chose Akumal

We fell in love with the Riviera Maya for so many different reasons. We decided to purchase a home in this area for our friends and family to enjoy.

Our plan is to spend a lot more time here in the future.

Why Casa Evie?

Our penthouse is beautiful, stylish and very chilled......just like our beautiful daughter Evie.

What makes this apartment unique

Akumal is less than 1 and half hours south of Cancun and is home to a reknown snorkeling lagoon, gorgeous beaches, and great restaurants. A wonderful place to relax and spend quality time with friends and family.

Casa Evie, part of the TAO Wellness Community, is on the grounds of the 5 star Grand Bahia Principe beach and golf resort, Akumal, in the historic Mexican Caribbean.

Akumal is located on the Mayan Riviera just 15 minutes from Tulum (1 hour south of Cancun), this unique vacation experience blends the best of both modern and ancient worlds.

As a guest at Casa Evie, you have complete access to the full array of Gran Bahia Principe resort amenities & services including:

TAO Exclusive Community

• Daily Yoga Classes

• Gym

• Training Lap Pools

• Steam Baths & Lockers


• Temazcal

• Infinity Pool

• TAO Inspired Living's Yoga and Wellness Programs

Bahia Principe

Free access to the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum and Bahia Principe Sian Ka'an resorts

Discounted day pass Gran Bahia Principe Coba and Akumal resorts Beach Clubs

Exclusive owner's beach, or use the beach at Bahia Principe Tulum

Golf Discounted rates offered on the #3 rated course in Mexico

Free access to 8 swimming pools (familiy & adult only)

4 private pools at Quetzal

3 SPA’s

Bahia Spa at Sian Ka'an - 15% discount

3 gyms, 5 tennis courts and basketball courts

Casino & Live Shows

Enjoy free live entertainment at Bahia Principe Tulum and Sian Ka'an resorts

Food and drink

More than 30 bars & 15 restaurants

Resort buffets offer $35 with unlimited wine and drinks

Bahia's 11 specialty restaurants offer $40 with wine & drinks

Go all-inclusive with a $65 pass that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks all day

Dolphinarium, Scuba Diving and organized tours (Mayan Ruins, Turtles, Theme Parks and many more)

Complimentary shuttle throughout the Bahia community every hour 8am - 3pm 6 days to the 4 resorts, Golf Clubhouse, TAO Inspired Living, Hacienda Doña Isabel and the exclusive owner's beach


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Guest bedroom
  • Luxury hotel like high end finishes
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom has private balcony, ensuite bathroom, top quality mattress and luxury bedding. Guest bedroom has ensuite bathroom, top quality mattress and luxury bedding + Addional bedding option @ $15 per day per extra bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Luxe Penthouse Suite within Grand Bahia + Large Private Roof Terrace + Hot tub
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful property

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at TAO, it is a beautiful condo. We did have an issue checking in, no one at the property seemed to know what unit we were in or where the keys were.

The unit is very clean and really modern, we had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable.

Having access to the resort across the street was a real bonus.

Thank you Jon, hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara, Thanks for taking the time to review our penthouse and we are so glad you and your family had a wonderful stay in Akumal. The concierge team advised that the security team mis-placed the envelope with your keys hence the small delay in locating them when you arrived - so apologies for that. We can't wait to welcome you back in Paradise.. Regards Jon
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great stay

  • 4 of 5

we spent 10 days with our two kids in jan 2018 in this great apartment and really enjoyed our time there. the apartment is spacious, well equipped and the fernando from the agency that looks after the apartment was really responsive and helpful.

there are some small details that could make this apartment a real 5 star experience (terrace furniture probably needs an upgrade, TV in bedroom was not connected, coffee machine plays up sometimes, a BBQ on the terrace would have been amazing) but nothing that impacted the overall quality of our stay.

thanks for having us, we enjoyed our stay a lot.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Max, We really appreciate the feedback and so glad you had a great time at our Penthouse. I've taken your feedback on board and have upgraded the furniture on the terrace i think the Mexican heat had taken it's toll over the summer. The bedroom TV doesn't feature in our listing but it now has it's own Google Chromecast connection and the coffee machine has been replaced. All the best Jon
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Amazing property! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful time and definitely will be back, property is very clean and well equipped, located closed to most amazing beaches as well restaurants and shops. Management team was very helpful and responsive for all our needs and questions. 5 stars for sure!!! Thank you Jon for unforgettable experience!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fabulous vacation with our 3 children ages 4, 5 and 6 to Luxury Penthouse. The property is incredibly quiet and we had a fabulous stay. The property owner and concierge (Fernando) were very responsive. We rented a car from Cancun airport and enjoyed our own grocery shopping and excursions to cenotes in the area.

A few thoughts that hopefully may help others:

- Bring bug spray. Condo is in the jungle, we used lots during the week!

- The pool at TAO is gorgeous. We loved it way more than the pool at the Gran Bahia

- TV channels were in Spanish when we arrived, but Fernando the concierge was able to make a change and give us some English cartoons for our kids

- Golf cart rentals are $50 for 24 hours. It was really fun for the kids

- Condo is well stocked with bath and beach towels

- You can use the adult only Gran Bahia Resort and the resort on the beach pools/amenities, but you cannot use the kid Gran Bahia resort with the fun water slides. You can purchase a day pass of $60/day that includes food. This was a little disappointing, but our family still had fun anyway!

- For anyone visiting from US like we were, the Gran Bahia attracts many guests from all over the world. We felt like one of the few US visitors. We enjoyed this, but expect a language barrier if you only know English like us! Everything is in Spanish or celsius - including words on washer/dryer. We had fun with this, but could see this being a bit of a barrier for some guests.

- La Beuna Vida was our fav restaurant in the area. Swings on the beach and a nice breeze. It was beautiful and our kids loved it!

- We prefer the Secrets Akumal beach over the Gran Bahia Beach, so we'd just drive there and enjoy the water/soft sand. We parked at Akumal beach and walked 5 minutes.

- 2 large jugs of filtered water are provided during your stay

We've already recommended this place to our friends and hope someday to return as we barely felt as though we scratched the surface on exploring the area while we were there. It was wonderful feeling like we could enjoy the resort life when we wanted to, but also go explore the area and be around the locals when we wanted to as well. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic and very responsive owner

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Jon's place for a week in March 2017. The apartment is well furnished and has a well stocked kitchen which made cooking as easy as being at home. The apartment was very clean, new and spacious with good size bathrooms and plenty of towels. The roof top patio was especially nice -completely private and well furnished allowing you to sunbathe, eat or sit in the tub and look out across the jungle.

The building itself is situated in an extremely quiet complex -so this was a nice escape after spending the day in the resorts across the street. The location was also in close proximity to the resorts across the street. A 3 min drive to the club house followed by a 5 min train ride to the resort and we had access to the beaches, kid's water slides at Coba and/or any of the other pools. They say you're restricted to Akumal but we had no issues using the facilities at any of the hotels across the street.

There was only one issue we had (which accounted for the 4/5 stars) and may not be applicable to future renters. We asked for an additional bed fully aware of the $15/day charge, however we expected a bed (something like a roll out bed you might get at a hotel). Instead it turned out to be a thin air mattress that my 5 year old son rolled off a couple times a night. So we spent about $150 on an air mattress that we could have likely bought in Playa for $20.

All in all we really enjoyed the trip and the ease in booking accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The PH-5 apartment was clean, spacious, and worked well for our family of four (with extra bed).

  • 5 of 5

We (family of four) really enjoyed our stay at Jin's penthouse unit. Having access to the nearby Bahia Principe resort added to our enjoyment. Their beach was nice... with man made reef assuring calm ocean water, and pool was substantial with pool side bar. I could have used less of the "thump thump" pool music, but one make distance from that sound. The dive and activities shop at far end of beach helped us arrange a number of trips, including ruins and boat tour, ATV and cenotes (caves) trips. Being near the beaches at Alkumal helped too for viewing the sea turtles and fish. We found eating at off-site restaurants, like Buena Vida in Alkumal and Anna y Jose in Tukum, provided better food and value than on premise offerings. Overall a great unit and wonderful stay... with owner, Jon, being helpful and very responsive.

Jeff & Terri

(New York City)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Cancun International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sian Ka'an Resort Gran Bahia Princip
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Playa Del Carmen/Cozumel
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
Gran Bahia Principe Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Cancun/Chetumal Highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
TAO Bistro
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Private beach for Tao owners and guests
Car: recommended

Our penthouse, Casa Evie, is located in the exclusive TAO Inspired Living Resort, in the grounds of the 5 star Gran Bahia Principe Resort and Golf Club, in Akumal, in the historic Mexican Caribbean.

Akumal is located on the Mayan Riviera just 15 minutes from Tulum (1 hour south of Cancun), and 25 minutes to Playa Del Carmen and the ferry to Cozumel. Akumal is home to a renowned snorkelling lagoon, beautiful beaches, and fabulous restaurants.

Tulum is the hot spot for chic yoga retreats, film and fashion festivals, scuba-diving adventures, and trendy beachfront eateries.

And Playa Del Carmen's famous 5th Avenue features dozens of excellent restaurants, bars and the best shopping on the Riviera Maya.

There are also four theme parks - Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xcaret and Hidden Worlds, all just 5 to 20 minutes away, and the Mayan ruins at Tulum is 10 minutes away. The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, a World Heritage site, is also a short distance away.

This unique vacation experience blends the best of both modern and ancient worlds.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £99
Additional Guest Fee £15 per person per night
Pet Fee £99
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

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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