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Rosemary Johnson

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

Oceanfront Penthouse -4300 Sq Ft,2 Level -Mi Casa Del Mar

27 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Akumal holiday condo

3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2 level, master suite, sleeps 6 adults + 2 children < 18

THE BEST VIEWS IN ALL OF AKUMAL

Sleeps 6 adults + 2 children (under 18)

This spacious oceanfront, two-level penthouse has it all: marble floors, granite counter-tops and walls of glass giving panoramic views of the Caribbean. Sliding glass doors open on to wrap-around terraces that have tables and chairs, lounges and hammocks, from which you can enjoy both ocean sunrises and jungle sunsets.

The Kitchen, living and dining area is a huge open plan space enclosed by two walls of glass giving guests a 180 degree view of the ocean.

The well-stocked kitchen with large wrap around granite counter top and bar, allows you to enjoy the ocean view and entertain while you prepare meals or mix drinks. Beyond the kitchen area is the entertainment center with a 50 inch TV on which you can watch your choice of over 100 DVDs, a stereo and CDs, games and a large selection of books and tourist guides. The glass top dining table is up a step, and overlooks both the ocean and Akumal Bay. You can leave the glass sliders open to enjoy the Caribbean breezes or simply eat outside at the table on the terrace. The dining area also has a day bed to give large parties extra flexibility in sleeping arrangements.

Master bedroom

Located on the upper level this honeymoon suite has a beamed cathedral ceiling, air conditioning, king size bed, glass sliders to a private ocean front terrace, built in closets and vanity, and an en-suite stone bathroom. The bathroom has double vessel sinks and a unique private open-air shower with views of the jungle and bay.

Bedroom 1

The Iguana room on the lower level; has air conditioning, a king size bed, built in closet, small balcony overlooking the jungle and large window with ocean views. En-suite tiled bathroom.

Bedroom 2

The Dolphin room also on the lower level; has air conditioning, two full beds, built in closet, with small balcony overlooking the jungle. En-suite tiled bathroom which has an extra door to the hall.

The penthouse unit is on the third and fourth floor and is only accessible by stairs (30) it also has low walls/open railings surrounding the terraces which may make it unsuitable for young children. Rental includes daily maid service (except Sundays) and 24-hour on site caretakers who will help you with your luggage.

The common areas include a large infinity pool, shaded open lobby, lounge chairs and gazebo, and parking spaces.

Cancellations made 90 days or more in advance of scheduled arrival date will receive a full refund.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rosemary Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

About Rosemary Johnson

My husband (John), American, is recently retired from the IMF. I (Rosemary) am English and a retired Nursery School Director. We searched for 5 years for a Caribbean beachfront location to spend several months each year during our retirement. When we accidentally found the gem that is Akumal along the Riviera Maya in Mexico we knew we had found our second home.

Rosemary Johnson purchased this condo in 2013

Why Rosemary Johnson chose Quintana Roo

Akumal is an exceptionally friendly, quiet little beach town, with fabulous snorkeling, offering coral reef and sea turtles right from the beautiful white sand and palm tree beach.

What makes this condo unique

Mi Casa del Mar is an attractively designed building of 14 condo units on four levels. The common areas include a large shaded lobby, ocean-front infinity pool, lounge chairs, shaded gazebo and outside shower. The condo is about a 5 minute walk from Akumal village and the beautiful Akumal Bay. It is close enough to enjoy the powder white beach and numerous turtles of the bay and the delicacies of the local restaurants, yet far enough away to enjoy the quiet and peacefulness of being off the beaten track. Walking 5 minutes in the other direction takes you to the picturesque Half Moon Bay and other restaurants and gift shops. About a 20 minute walk from the condo is Yalku Lagoon where for a small fee you can snorkel in the calm, clear waters of the lagoon with hundreds of tropical fish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rating

5 out of 5

Mi Casa Del Mar Penthouse /paradise!!

MUMMA13 Brewster,Ma

Review Submitted: November 5, 2008 Date of Stay: May 2008

I have just booked my third stay at this property in Akumal. It is a perfect setting for a small group, 3 couples or a family. The condo is beautiful, well maintained, fully equipped and more than worth the rental fee. The rooms, pool, ocean view and uniqueness of this place is indescribable. The perfect place for a quiet getaway vacation. We enjoyed the local food, snorkeling and low key feel of this village. I would and have recommended this to friends and family. I am hesitant to let out the secret!

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Reviews

5
based on 27 traveller reviews

Oceanfront Penthouse -4300 Sq Ft,2 Level -Mi Casa Del Mar
average rating of 4.962963 based on 31 reviews
Milton, VT
5

Fabulous rental - book it!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! So much space - spectacular views - mega comfortable. Truly enjoyed our stay. Three couples who had so much room we never got in each others way! Can't think of anything that we needed that wasn't there! Loved the pool and the birding is fabulous (esp early morning on the upper decks). It's quite fun and easy to walk to restaurants at night and beach during the day. (lots of beach chairs included!) The owner, Rosemary was great - very responsive and helpful. And wait until you meet dynamo Maria! Don't hesitate to book this one if there is an opening. I think we lucked out with our dates as this ones calendar fills in pretty quickly (for good reason). The great thing about Akumal is that it is compact, safe and easy to navigate but close to a variety of great excursions to ruins and cenotes Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wow! Convenient, Gorgeous and stocked with everything!!

  • 5 of 5

My whole family agreed that this was the vacation place for us when we looked at the pictures! The condo worked well for two teenagers and parents. The space was huge and the views were gorgeous. The location is the best in Akumal because you can walk to anywhere in about 5 minutes. My husband and son rented bikes and went to the lagoon which they raved about. We ate at many of the restaurants and walked to the pueblo. Maria the housekeeper was fantastic! She even cleaned my daughters running shoes that had gotten mucky in the rain without us even asking her to do so!! It was like she read our minds and provided for our every need! Do not hesitate to book this property and enjoy the laid-back vibe in Akumal. I think it is a great place for families and there is no-one on the beach trying to sell anything. There are people who will offer to take you snorkelling with the turtles but we never had any problems if we just said "no thanks." The property was very peaceful but I think we went when there were only a few families staying at the building. The only advice I would give to anyone considering coming in October is that you might want to bring or buy an umbrella!! We loved the rain but a few times when we wanted to go for dinner, it would have been nice to not be completely soaked when we sat down to eat!! We laughed about it and the weather is completely out of Rosemary's control!!! I do want to say that she was lovely and answered all of our emails right away!! Thanks for a great trip.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo was amazing and so were the views from the condo. Very well kept and the staff was very nice.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Better than Described

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property! Tons of space, beautiful ocean and jungle views, huge outdoor spaces and a wonderful pool! Our group of 7 had more than enough space for sleeping, bathing, lounging and eating. Located a short walk from terrific restaurants, turtle beach and small shops. We had a number of calm ocean days, and were able to snorkel right out front and see lots of fish, and one octopus! The only challenge for us was the heat - we had high humidity days with temps around 90 degrees - and that limited our activities away from the water. It also made the common areas of the unit (which don't have a/c, unlike the bedrooms) quite hot, especially in the mornings as the sun beat through the windows. Only suggestion would be to have window coverings in the master bedroom and great room to allow better sleep in the morning, and keep things cooler when there is little breeze. We hope to return and staying here again would be our first choice!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, spacious and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mi Casa Del Mar in early August. The penthouse is beautiful and spacious. A nice 5 min walk North or South leads you to restaurants and beautiful beaches. It's a nice relaxing vibe that allowed us to unwind. Thank you for all of the information outlining places to go and things to do as well as the snorkeling equipment with life jackets. Our favorite outings were Dos Ojos Cenotes and Ziggy's beach club on Tulum beach. Thank you Rosemary for sharing your beautiful place with us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you had a great time at our condo in Akumal. We enjoy sharing with guests tips about activities and restaurants in the area.
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Really special

  • 5 of 5

This condo has everything; space, views, brilliantly equipped within a 5 minute walk to the beach & restaurants and spotlessly clean.

Rosemary the owner has incredibly helpful with information about the accommodation and the area. The directions were spot on.

We were a party of 5 and had masses of space but as the master bedroom suite is so gorgeous it would be a perfect honeymoon spot too.

A couple of tips.

We really enjoyed Happy Hour at the Bakery and the food was great too.

If you want to snorkel with the turtles (a must really) ignore all the touts selling overpriced tours and slip on your mask & snorkel at 8am one morning.

The Cheduri supermarket in Tulum is worth the 20 minute drive.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and your excellent tips for future guests.
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Buena Vida
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bahia Principe
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
307
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Multiple local restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Akumal Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Akumal is a beautiful fishing village known locally as the place of the turtle. Snorkeling with the turtles in the bay or with the beautiful tropical fish in Yalku Lagoon are among our favorite things to do. When you are tired of the beautiful sandy beach and palm trees, Akumal offers plenty of activities; several diving outfits offer various levels of diving including bubble diving for children 8 years and older, fishing, sailing sunset cruises or jungle ATV tours. The village also has many cute gift stores, two grocery stores, a spar, gym, tennis court, basketball court and a weekly market. A variety of local restaurants offer excellent and inexpensive local and international dishes.

Within a 30 min drive you can reach many other places: Playa Del Carmen with its famous 5th avenue shopping, dancing and nightlife, Tulum with numerous restaurants and gift shops, three eco water parks, Maya ruins, a monkey sanctuary and swim with dolphin parks. There are also numerous sandy beaches and cenotes for more swimming snorkeling, diving, and zip lines.

Day trips could include; taking a ferry to Cozumel where you can explore both the island and famous reef, exploring the extensive ruins of Chichen Itza, or enjoying one of the many tours offered in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, one of the world’s largest reserves.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Akumal, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving/Mid Dec (2016)
19 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,352
A$9,072
 
 
Christmas 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$4,234
Flat fee
 
 
Holiday
27 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$4,234
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Getaway
30 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$538
 
 
High (2017)
4 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$470
A$2,964
A$12,096
 
 
Mid (2017)
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,352
A$9,072
 
 
Low (2017)
1 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$302
A$1,882
A$5,376
 
 
Thanksgiving/Mid Dec (2017)
18 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,352
A$9,072
 
 
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,234
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's 2018
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$4,234
Flat fee
 
 
High (2018)
4 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$470
A$2,964
A$12,096
 
 
Mid (2018)
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,352
A$9,072
 
 
Low (2018)
1 Sep 2018 - 22 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$302
A$1,882
A$5,376
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$370
A$2,352
A$9,072
 

Additional information about rental rates

All taxes and fees, except the service fee charged by VRBO, are included in rates. Deposits are fully refundable if a reservation is cancelled 90 days or more in advance of scheduled check-in date, but are forfeited for reservation cancellations of less than 90 days. The full rental amount is forfeited for reservation cancellations less than 45 days in advance of scheduled arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Akumal, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4314 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Large bathroom with double sinks and open shower
    Bathroom 2 - Tiled en-suite bathroom with shower
    Bathroom 3 - En-suite bathroom and shower with seperate door to hall
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , A/C, cathedral ceiling, private patio, en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , A/C Jungle and ocean views, en-suite tiled bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed , A/C, Jungle view, en-suite tiled bathroom
    Day bed - 1 double bed , Located in living area - air beds also available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
beach chairs, coolers,