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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 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 around the Akumal around the 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


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average rating of 4.82 based on 50 reviews
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A beautiful and peaceful view!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from staying at this lovely Penthouse.

We were traveling from the US to Mexico and meeting our friends from Costa Rica for a joint family vacation and this house was perfect for two families traveling together. Each of us had our own rooms and bathrooms and there was a common area in between. Both bedrooms and bathrooms were spotless, large, and well appointed. The kitchen had all the amenities you need (coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, oven, blender, etc..) and we enjoyed having breakfasts and dinners at home.

Our favorite place was sitting on the decks. This house has TWO! One in the front of the house for sunset, and one in the back for sunrise. Every day we had coffee and watched the sun rise, and then shared wine and watched the sun set. It was peaceful and so relaxing.

Linda was so easy to work with and always prompt in her response to us. Helmie, at the front office was also a big help. He even helped us find transport for our friends for their flight out of Cancun at the end of our stay.

We loved staying at Linda's penthouse and would recommend it without hesitation. In fact, we hope to rent it again next summer :)

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so very happy that you enjoyed The Penthouse!🌴
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Excellent property. We enjoy our staying.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoy our staying. We had a great time in spite of the abundance of seaweed that was being dumped by the sea everyday. Two bedrooms with two full baths were awesome. The maid showed up everyday to clean the condo but one day. We had a small problem with the water thank lever on the main bathroom the last couple of days. It was reported to Fernando but didn't get fixed because they couldn't get the part in time.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love Akumal and this condo BUT... SARGASSO!!!

  • 4 of 5

I hate to give a less than stellar review of this property because the management and staff are wonderful and this unit is great. We stayed here this same week last year and had one of the best vacations we've ever had! We fell in love with Akumal!!! The snorkeling was incredible, the beach was very nice, and the turtle nesting was an unforgettable experience for everyone in our family. Sure, there were a couple of days when the seaweed was annoying and smelly, but it was short lived and only a minor annoyance. We had been excited for this return trip all year and convinced other family members to join us, expecting another amazing week. We had read reviews about the sargasso seaweed being a problem, but figured we knew what we were getting into. I was horrified to see the reality of Akumal and HMB this year!!! The sargasso is overwhelming! The waterline around the entire bay - except for the very northernmost point by the reef - is blocked by mounds of sargasso that are sometimes 3-4 feet high. The first 100 feet of water is a field of brown, stinky seaweed. Water entry was difficult, itchy, and hazardous (due to the rocky bottom that you can't see) unless we walked to the end of the bay near La Sirena. There is an empty lot beside La Buena Vida that is now filled with a pile of the stuff more than 10 feet high that you have to walk over on a path to get to the restaurant via the beach. The stench is nauseating and in 8 days we never got used to it. One of the best things about this unit is the patio. Last year we ate almost every meal outside. This year we could hardly stand to open the door. This is no fault of the management - they are obviously doing everything they can! Many workers were out every morning at sunrise raking up the sargasso and hauling it off as fast as they could, only to watch just as much as they removed (or more) wash in again daily. We ended up filling our beach vacation with day trips to escape the smell. This week last year there were nearly 200 turtle nests. We would see at least 2 turtles a night come up to nest. This year there were only 40 nests and not a single turtle came up all week. I hate to say this, but if you're looking for a beach getaway or going for the turtles, I would have to recommend looking elsewhere right now. It's sad to see what's happening. One minor suggestion, Linda: with 5 people it would be nice to have a bit more flatware.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Matt, We are happy you enjoyed The Penthouse and the wonderful staff. The sargassum is beyond my control. From what I have read it is a problem for the entire Caribbean. Management will check the silverware as I did serving for 12. Thank you, Linda
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Overall a wonderful property! Highly Recommend

  • 4 of 5

We arrived about 7am, exhausted from an overnight trip and were afraid we wouldn’t see the inside of the penthouse that we rented, until the 3pm check in time. To our wonderful surprise the night guard for the area gave us a key to another empty unit that we could freshen up and nap in until the penthouse was ready. The penthouse was ready by noon for us and it is a beautiful place to stay with two very large king...two doubles each with their own bathroom. The towels were of high quality which made us feel that more luxurious and the cleaning people were just over the top wonderful. Our only regrets: no pool for this unit, the stereo tv system while very nice, was quite confusing to operate. Instructions would be nice. The seaweed on the beach is at a insane level and if you can handle the smell, you still have to contend with about a dozen workers who spend their day their shoveling it bucket by bucket into the jungle, only to see it reappear the next morning.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed The Penthouse. We love it when guests notice all the special additional features and services that the staff and owners have put into the penthouse to make it accommodating, luxurious relaxing. We wish we had control over the seaweed but it comes and goes as Mother Nature desires. What we do have control of we make more than a 5 star experience. Again thank you so much for your review
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Great place. Super safe.

  • 4 of 5

The Reef condo accommodations were very nice. Clean and good maid service but had issues with ants. The only other minus was all the sargassum. I know it’s Mother Nature and all over the place (not just at this beach) but we were disappointed and wanted to be able to swim by our place. Also due to rougher waters, we didn’t snorkel with the turtles 😕?

But other than that, we would return. We loved the area and took several days to explore other areas and places and found this location to still be our favorite. Much better than Cancun and playa del Carmen. Also very close to many activities and easy to get to (right off main road). Also loved La Buena Vista restaurant which was easy to walk to.

We will be back!

Hoping that the next time, we can snorkel with the turtles.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed The Penthouse Unfortunately we can not control the Sargasso or ocean conditions for swimming with the turtles. We have never had ants but we will address this immediately. I know the onsite property management and maids will take care immediately. Also we are.happy you like the town and location. Thank you, Linda
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My favorite place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I always enjoy staying at the penthouse. Wonderful beds, a well supplied kitchen, and beach front with huge patios. What more could you ask for. I'll be back next year, and the next.....

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Can't wait to hear from you next year🌴
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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 £75.35
Property Damage Insurance £44.9

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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