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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 400 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 43-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.

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, one queen and one full bed, 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

Owner
Rosemary Johnson
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

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!

Property Photos 1 2
Jul 2010
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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:
  • 400 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • 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

Reviews

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Oceanfront Penthouse -4300 Sq Ft,2 Level -Mi Casa Del Mar
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 41 reviews
5

Absolutely Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mi Casa Del Mar for just over two weeks. We are a family of five adults and can't say enough positives about our experience!

Firstly, the apartment is absolutely lovely. It feels like a real home rather than a holiday apartment, with a style and a feel that is warm and colourful and very spacious. It's fitted out to a very high standard of taste and quality and I've never slept in a better bed than the one in the master bedroom - so comfortable! We were absolutely spoiled by having drinking water supplied and daily housekeeping from Maria, who was just a delight and kept the place clean and fresh for us.

The views are spectacular. I had read that they are the best views in Akumal and now I know that they are. We spent many happy hours lounging on the terrace and looking out at the ocean. The pool was often just ours, so it felt very private. Again, more happy hours floating looking out over the sea.

We kept the apartment cool by opening the doors and having the breeze come through so it never felt too hot. The sea breezes kept the place comfortable, although we did need air conditioning on in the bedrooms at the night.

The family all snorkelled and saw turtles plus a very enjoyable trip to Yal Ku lagoon, which had many more varieties of fish to see. (There are two entrances to two different part of the lagoon. We chose the one by the little roundabout which meant we had shade, which was definitely needed).

Overall the experience, from initial booking, through to interactions with Rosemary and the arrival was so easy. Rosemary provided all the information we could possibly have needed, so we felt well informed and prepared to enjoy our holiday from the moment we arrived. Including the information on ordering our groceries online, which made life very easy! The location is perfect, just a few minutes to Half Moon Bay (which we only used for the excellent Buena Vida restaurant, which saw a lot of us!), and Akumal beach. We found it best to get there early in the morning to bag some shade under a palm tree and before it got too busy.

We travel a lot and all agreed that this apartment is absolutely the best we've stayed in and would recommend it highly and without any reservations. Can't think of anything more that we could have wanted or needed that wasn't provided. A real gem on the Riviera Maya.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad your family had a great time in Akumal.
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San Diego, CA
5

Relaxing week with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed in this beautiful home with our daughter and nephews (14, 11 and 9.) The view is absolutely spectacular, and the moonlight over the water at night is magical. There was more than enough space for all of us, and we were so conveniently located! Akumal Bay is just a five minute walk south, and we went snorkeling at Ya Kul Lagoon twice -- only a couple of minutes north in the car. Every day we would get up early for breakfast in the house then go snorkeling or sight-seeing; the boys especially loved the zipline, and the views from the ruins in Tulum are amazing. We would typically eat lunch out then return to the house to relax and swim by the pool.

Two things other reviewers have noted: (1) Maria is incredibly hard working and keeps the place spotless. The kids loved the shapes she made with the towels. And (2) the main room is HOT. We had a nice breeze going but with a heat index of 106 it was too uncomfortable to cook anything ambitious. Just be prepared for it.

We had a couple of minor issues with check-in and plumbing, but nothing that took away from our overall amazing experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We are so glad you had an amazing vacation at our condo,
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5

The house was perfect for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Maria was wonderful and kept the house clean and we'll stocked. Our in-house cooked meal with Alex and Miguel was lots of fun.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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phoenix, az
5

Beautiful home, amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Del Mar was absolutely beautiful! We loved the spaciousness of the ground floor and the master bedroom and the views of the ocean were gorgeous! The open air shower in the master bath was so cool! But the highlight was being able to sit outside on the balcony under the stars and just enjoy the nice ocean breeze ! The home was very well-stocked with everything we needed and Rosemary was very attentive and quick to respond to any of our inquiries.

I loved that we were walking distance to all of the restaurants and markets in Akumal! Turtle Bay Cafe has the best sticky buns and ice cream. One morning we were heading to snorkel and we're having problems with our masks fogging up. We stopped at Akumal Dive Shop and A nice gentleman went out of his way to help us with the problem and we were able to have a wonderful morning snorkeling with the sea turtles.

Akumal is a great place to relax and Cass Del Mar is the perfect place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI
5

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We were a 3 generation group of 7. The penthouse was very very roomy. There were so many little extras (beach towels, snorkel equipment, life vests, pool toys, books, movies, kitchen basics, etc). The information book about the area was very helpful - thanks. Maria cleaned of course but she also made us smile with her towel creatures. Our granddaughter was truly amazed (and didn't want them used!). Roger (manager) helped us out with a golf cart rental and the meal cooked for us (very delicious). The views were the best! So cool that you could see the sunrise AND the sunset from the terrace (about a 270 degree radius view). We snorkeled Akumal Bay, Half Moon Bay, and Yal Ku Lagoon. We ate almost daily at La Buena Vida. Lo-Ha and Turtle Bay Cafe were regular eating places too. And we tried out Taverna and went back. Que Ondo had wonderful food but we went on a very hot night and sweated through dinner. We made use of the pool daily (sometimes 2 and 3 times).

Only a few "not so great" things. The main area was too warm when we cooked (maybe you should eat out while on vacation!) but the weather was quite hot while we were there. The downstairs king bedroom could use some blackout curtains like in the master. The open air bathroom in the master was not a hit with my husband and I. Probably due to the heat more than anything (But the bedroom A/C is awesome!). The stairs got to us old folks some days - we starting calling the trip up our daily exercise.

I guess I would give the place 4 1/2 stars but that is not an option. I would definitely recommend this rental property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springville, Utah
4

Loved the location and the property was fine.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed most everything about our stay at Mi Casa del Mar. There was plenty of room and the outdoor living space was wonderful. This is a nice, quiet property that sits right between Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay and is a quick walk into town. It is well stocked with everything you need to enjoy the bay (towels, life vests, snorkel gear, even biodegradable coral safe sunscreen). We loved eating at the Turtle Bay Cafe.

There are three things that keep me from giving this property a 5-star rating: 1) the living space is not air conditioned so it is very humid and sticky, even with the doors open and breezes coming through. This was uncomfortable in the evenings when we were hanging around playing games and chilling before bed. 2) There is no TV service, and the DVD player only worked on maybe 10% of the movies in the cabinet. The NBA finals were being played this week and my boys would have really liked watching, other than on their phones. Also it was frustrating that every time we tried to put in a movie at night to wind down it didn't work. 3) Any time we needed help with the propery, we texted and called Roger, the property manager in the area, and we could never get him to respond. He never answered when we locked our valuables in the safe and couldn't get it to open, until I emailed John and Rosemary with the problem. He did not respond when we had questions with the TV/DVD player, nor did he answer when we called when we were interested in having a traditional home cooked meal, as was suggested. This was frustrating and disappointing!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
 
Mid (2017)
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$347
A$2,207
A$8,512
 
 
Low (2017)
1 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$284
A$1,766
A$5,044
 
 
Thanksgiving/Mid Dec (2017)
18 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$347
A$2,207
A$8,512
 
 
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,288
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's 2018
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$4,288
Flat fee
 
 
High (2018)
4 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$473
A$3,001
A$12,170
 
 
Mid (2018)
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$372
A$2,383
A$9,111
 
 
Low (2018)
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$303
A$1,892
A$5,423
 
 
Thanksgiving/Mid Dec (2018)
17 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$372
A$2,383
A$9,111
 
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$4,288
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's 2019
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
A$4,288
Flat fee
 
 
High Season (2019)
4 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
A$473
A$3,001
A$12,170
 
 
Mid Season (2019)
1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
A$372
A$2,383
A$9,111
 
 
Low Season (2019)
1 Sep 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
A$303
A$1,892
A$5,423
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$372
A$2,383
A$9,111
 

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

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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