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The Reef Ocean Front Penthouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Ocean Front Penthouse

The Penthouse at the Reef occupies the entire 3rd floor of the building. It's decks - both Caribbean ocean side and jungle side- run the entire length of the building, making it's outdoor living area one of the largest in Akumal. This is truly a unique property. The Penthouse is all about space, seascape, and light. Every room has breathtaking views of the Caribbean. Both of the bedrooms open onto seaside decks. The sense of spaciousness is enhanced by 14 foot domed ceilings in each bedroom. The kitchen-bar area is one of the most ample for condominiums in Half Moon Bay. Whether you put together a gourmet sunset dinner on the deck, or simply throw together salsa and chips for an impromptu happy hour, the layout makes it a breeze. It's a lovely sanctuary for a peaceful beginning to your day over a cup of coffee, and provides the perfect perch for watching one of Akumals impressive Sunsets. Half Moon Bay is famous for its snorkeling and its a short walk to local restaurants for food and drinks Akumal Bay is around the corner famous for swimming and snorkeling with the Turtles. A ten minute walk will take you to be tranquil waters of Y'al-Ku Lagoon. Two spacious air conditioned bedrooms. Master suite with King size new memory foam mattress, linens and in suite bathroom. Guest suite has two full beds also with new memory foam mattresses, linens and attached bathroom.

Flat screen TV's in both bedrooms and living room equipped with sound bars. WiFi.

More Details

Linda Donoso
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Linda Donoso

We purchased the beautiful Penthouse after several visits to Akumal. We fell in love with Akumal and the warm people, warm water, and the nature surrounding you.

Linda Donoso purchased this condo in 2015

Why Linda Donoso chose Akumal

The ocean views from every room are incredible. The outdoor living space spans the length of the building both the ocean side and jungle side. Enjoy the morning sunrise on one side and the evening sunset on the other. Falling asleep to the ocean sounds and the feeling the warm gentle trade winds is a magical experience.

We are right in between Playa del Carmen and Tulum

What makes this condo unique

New mattresses, linens, towels, pillows. Artesian chandeliers crafted from conch shells. Spacious floor plan with bedrooms on each side all with ocean view. The spacious decks both front and back lend to a wonderful indoor - outdoor living experience.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bedroom bathroom has shower Guest Room bathroom has shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Spacious Master Bedroom has King Bed and in suite bathroom Spacious Guest Room has 2 full beds and a door entering 2nd bathroom. Also a twin mattress available to place on the floor in guest room
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Reef Ocean Front Penthouse
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews
Tucson, AZ

Most beautiful place and location

  • 5 of 5

This is a penthouse on the beach with 360 degree views what’s not to like. Walking distance to everything from snorkeling with the turtles to snorkeling in a cenote down the block filled with the most colorful fish. The best restaurants also right down the block. It’s a gated community so we also felt safe even at night. I can’t say enough good things about this place. Used Local Expert to pick us up to and from the airport...great price and awesome service.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in The Penthouse! Akumal is amzing🌴
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Fantastic in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The sound of the waves crashing at night was pure heaven!

We really enjoyed our stay and was thrilled we could watch CNN!

The internet was a bit spotty in the evening when a lot of people were using it but other wise all was great!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, terrific staff & fully equipped with attention to detail for guests. Thank you, Linda, for opening your home for our much needed get away! ZVH

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalamazoo , MI

Gret apartment with an outstanding view

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is great with lots of windows and sliding doors facing the sea . You watch the sun come up over the sea and you can sit on the back deck and watch the sun go down . The staff was very helpful with a late check in and very informative about the area . Lots of restaurants in the area with two world class restaurants within a five minute walk . Security is tight so you will have no worries about leaving all the doors and windows that face the sea open at night . GREAT PLACE

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best value for the area and amazing view. Private as you can get on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

As others mentioned, the Penthouse is beautiful and priced well! Plenty of amenities and stocked. The view is amazing. Having lounge chairs on the deck was very nice! A bonus.. I LOVE the seashell lights!!! We would stay again in a heartbeat!

I took some notes while we were there:


~Easy to find

~Plenty of parking

~Observed security checking surrounding premises several times during the night

~Porch is front and back but not wrap around (felt safer not being a wrap around)

~Plenty of extra pillows & blankets

~Filtered water was replaced timely

~Penthouse was very clean and had everything we could have needed

~A/C worked very good. Used fans during the day when in the kitchen cooking.

~Hose on both porches which was a bonus as we snorkeled every day and needed to rinse our gear


~Safe was not functional (bad keypad) - got key from front desk and it still didn't work

~*WiFi doesn't work well. Signal dropped out often, and signal only covers 2nd bedroom and living room. Does not work in kitchen, master bedroom or decks. Would recommend getting a repeater or signal booster.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the beautiful review! I was not aware that the safe is not working or that the internet was weak. We did have a repeater in there, it sounds like there is no longer a repeater. We will get both repaired.Thank you for letting us know.
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Beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation at the Reef Penthouse. Everything was exactly as described and the view from all rooms and balconies was breathtaking. Linda was quick to respond to questions and inquiries as was the front desk. Maid was friendly and attentive. Condo is close to YalKu lagoon which had great snorkeling and snorkeling at Half Moon Bay was better than at Akumal Bay. Restaurants within walking distance but not much night life close by if you are looking for a bar to hang out in. Seemed that most places closed by 10 or 11. 2 bikes were supposed to come with the condo rental but when we asked how to access them someone else had rented them. I guess they aren't exclusively for the penthouse. Bed sized blankets would have been nice for chillier evenings as all that was available were throw sized Mexican blankets but not a big deal. Just had us snuggling closer! And the condo is located in an area of Mexico where the sewage system is "sensitive". Certain procedures to follow when using the toilet. This info might be something that should be included in the property description or disclosed to renters prior to confirmation. All in all, one of the BEST places we've rented and would definitely love to go back. We got engaged here so now the condo and Akumal are even more special to us!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yal-ku Lagoon
Akumal Bay
Swim with the turtles
Tulum Ruins
Xplor Park - Cancun
Dos Ojos Cenotes
Avenida 5 (Fifth Avenue)
El Fogon
tacos are amazing
Paradise Beach
just down the street
Tour Cancun | Xcaret Park
Half Moon Bay
The Penthouse is on Half Moon Bay
Nearest Airport
56.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grand Bahia Príncipe Akumal
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
La Lunita
Nearest Beach
Half Moon Bay
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.05
Damage Insurance £42.34

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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