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Rosemary Johnson

Member since: 2006
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Oceanfront Penthouse -4300 Sq Ft,2 Level -Mi Casa Del Mar

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Akumal holiday condo

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


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
  • 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


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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Jul 2010
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based on 24 traveller reviews

Oceanfront Penthouse -4300 Sq Ft,2 Level -Mi Casa Del Mar
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 28 reviews

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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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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Stunnning condo and views!

  • 5 of 5

I just cannot say enough about Rosemary's responsiveness and this property. We stayed for 8 days and it was our first time in the Riviera Maya/Akumal area. This penthouse has the most amazing views and even on hot days the ocean breeze made the patio comfortable. The bedrooms have A/C which was great. The kitchen is well stocked and even had a crock pot. The unlimited supply of filtered water was a real surprise. There are plenty of beach towels, life preservers (required in Turtle bay) and 4 very nice beach chairs. They have truly ensured everything you need for your vacation is taken care of. We hired Maria to do laundry and clean the condo a few times during our stay and she was so fantastic. We had the pool to ourselves most evenings and even some of the days, it refreshing and beautiful to be right next to the ocean.

The town and Turtle Bay are within walking distance and there are a few good eateries (ice cream shop as well). The Buena Vida is within a short walk the other direction and was a hit with all in the family.

It is an easy drive to Tulum (Tulum Beach and Ruins), Playa Del Carmen (shopping and ferry ride to Cozumel) and even the drive to and from Cancun was a piece of cake and probably under an hour.

Rosemary and John's property spoiled us and we can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back to our condo in Akumal. Maria, our housekeeper, is a real gem -- daily maid service, except Sundays, is included with all rentals, with personal laundry and tips for Maria extra.
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Absolutely AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

For starts.....this is our SECOND stay in this penthouse! I don't think I really need to say more except I really would like to keep this place a secret so it doesn't book up! With this being said I have become a very picky renter. This place is wonderful in every aspect!

The place is absolutely stunning! Great views! Very, very clean......The entire staff makes you feel like it is your second home. There are many things to do in this area and places to explore if you choose to rent a car! No problem if you don't rent a car because everything you could ask for is within walking distance!

The owners are great to work with! They will answer any questions you may have promptly! If you are going to this part of the world, stop looking at other rentals. You will love it here! We are getting ready to plan another visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you were so happy with your stay. We would love to welcome you for a third visit!
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Penthouse is huge!!! Beautiful ocean front view with lots of light through big glass windows, enormous sunbathing area, master bedroom is fantastic, fully equipped. Just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our condo.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
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
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.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low (2016)
1 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving/Mid Dec (2016)
19 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's 2017
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High (2017)
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid (2017)
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low (2017)
1 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4314 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 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
  • 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
beach chairs, coolers,