The house was very nice ac worked great and the pool was great , the 2 kids love the pool and Little Rock cave they could swim under .
I’m going to start with the cons just to get them out of the way . But remember I gave this house a 5 star so these are not deal breakers and I wouldn’t hesitate to rent this house again .
So #1 con is the beach access in front of the house is not very easy , It’s a narrow little path with about a 2 foot hop off of a rock , I’m a 40 year old construction worker so I had no issues. My wife on the other hand has bad knees and couldn’t do it , neither could her parents. You can access the beach easily threw the restaurant. That open from 8am -10pm So this made this no big deal .
Con #2 driving into Akumal, with all the snorkel tour sellers . Makes it take a while to get through not to mention it stinks being hassled by these guys every time you come in and out of Akumal.
#3 is a con for the area but maybe a pro for the house . Akumal is not the place it once was speaking of Akumal Bay . You cannot just go swimming with the turtles anymore, and you get harassed horribley just going to the public beach access. To snorkel for free you have to walk all the way down to in front of the all inclusive hotels. And even there you can only swim out about 70 feet . I did see a turtle almost at the buoy marker . And there is some decent little reefs . On the pro side having your house on half moon bay gives you access to that bay which has some great even better snorkeling .just not as many turtles. We didn’t see any .
Now I will describe the house as best I can . Upstairs you will find the master bed room , the kitchen , living and dining room and access to the pool and also access to the tree house . And little side yard .Threw the master bedroom is a little yoga room and access to a roof top deck . So whoever gets that room has a nice room but may have some traffic for people wanting to access the roof top deck . Master bedroom has a big jacuzzi tub .
Down stairs or street level there’s 4 more bed rooms , 2 of which have a bathroom with a shower in them , and the other 2 have bathrooms across the hallway from the bed rooms . So each couple has there own designated bathroom.
In the garrage there is a washer and dryer.
There are plenty of blankets and towels and pillows around and Anna does a great job . The recommendations for tipping Anna is $2-3 U.S dollars per person per day . This is stated in the house guide book that is really helpful to read .
Also gato the pool boy , did a great job keeping the outside nice there is a tip envelope with his name on it also , but not sure what the tipping recommendations are for him .( We did $10-15 a day a little more the last day for him )we had 8 adults and 2 kids .
Also the house has bottled water and they left us some fresh fruit which was nice .
Also past guest leave things as well like salt and pepper and unfinished coffe and liquor so that was a neat surprise, we played it forward as well .
The house is beautiful and the staff is great you will enjoy it . Hop this review helps
I suggest renting a car to explore the area , we used America car rentals , we booked directly threw them . We had no issues. Insurance was included. They did offer extra ins for tires when we Arrived which I declined with out problems .
5 of us stayed here for 5 nights in feb. this place is unbelievable-- the pictures don't even do it justice. right on the beach and next door to some of the finest ceviche you'll eat( la buena vida). beautiful common spaces with cool decor. wonderful Ana came daily to tidy up. beautiful pool and yard area, also a rooftop deck.
plenty of hot water for everyone to shower. walkable to everything in town- restaurants, stores etc…
all the things you could need if you wanted to cook in the awesome kitchen.
treat yourself to a stay here-----couldn't recommend it higher.
ok, maybe they could heat the pool so it's comfortable to use at night : )
can't wait to come back to this lovely relaxing spot!