Mayan for "Water Lily", Nicte-Ha is a bright and warm home filled with sun! Designed by modern, internationally renowned Architect, George Woo.
Villa Nicte-Ha features 3 ocean view bedrooms. The large master bedroom has a king-size bed, new pillow-top mattress and private bath. The second bedroom is furnished with queen bed and private bath. The two children's sleeping alcoves are furnished with bunk beds (designed for children or small adults) and are connected to the two upstairs bedrooms. A guest bedroom is also located downstairs and is furnished with 2 single beds. Each bedroom features a private balcony.
Furnished with Mexican antiques, original paintings and hand painted Mexican talavera tiles in both the kitchen and baths. The sunken living area and high ceilings create a spacious and airy feeling. This welcoming and graceful home, offers many family friendly amenities.
Take an afternoon siesta swinging in a hammock or kickback on the roof top observatory for a margarita and unbelievable sunset. Completed with a gorgeous new ocean front pool overlooking the spectacular Caribbean Sea!
Wireless Internet Service, TV/DVD, CD Player, Stereo System, i-Pod docking station and games are all available for guest usage.
For larger groups, add Casa del Mar located right next door.
Additional amenities include: beach towels, concierge, games, security system, movie/video library, outdoor shower, scuba diving, beach walking, exceptional views, rooftop observatory, dive shop w/in walking distance, 42 inch plasma TV in living room, near beach, water park, microdyne, shopping, services nearby in akumal, cd player, laundry service available, beach toys for kids, i pod docking station, cookware, tennis courts, beachcombing, nearby golf course, exceptional sunrises, exceptional sunsets, parking for 4 cars, deep sea fishing, hammocks, medical services nearby, TV DVD in upper master bedroom, theme park, restaurant w/in walking distance, wildlife viewing, hair dryer in each bathroom, biking, swimming, coffee maker, nearby internet cafe, purified drinking water, television DVD in living room, coffee grinder, ocean side shade palapa, crib, pool floats, utensils, laundry service (add. fee), walkway to water, sight-seeing, craft shopping, nearby atm, nearby grocery, snorkeling, close to dive shops, boutiques.TripAdvisor property ID 2476902...Read more
Left on 04/09/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 9, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
This is our 6th trip to akumal, always at Nicte Ha. The location is perfection. Cooled by the Carribean breeze, perched on a coral bluff, pool Oceanside with great outdoor space to soak the sun and relax in bliss. Major upgrades to the property. Mari and Jose take care of everything in the light, security at night. Great food, snorkeling a short walk away, and fantastic ruins, shopping and riviera theme parks a short drive. This place is heaven for those looking to try a different path.
Thank you for staying with us at Nicte Ha once again. We all appreciate the fact out of the many homes available for rental in Akumal that you continually choose Nicte Ha for family vacation. We will look forward to your next visit in 2014!
Left on 02/23/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | LizReviewed Feb 23, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
Nicte-Ha is the most perfect get away villa. It has a perfect location halfway between Turtle Bay and Half Moon Bay for water activities and dining. The villa is complete in every way. You will want for nothing! The pool was amazing and the rooftop terrace was great for viewing sunsets.
Left on 01/16/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 16, 2013Stayed Dec 2012
We rented Nicte-Ha and Casa Del Mar next door for a friend's 60th Birthday.
Everyone had an great time, the house is perfect for enjoying everything akumal has to offer.
Would recommend it highly to anyone heading to the Mayan Riviera.
Left on 05/22/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 22, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
This is my second time visiting this sweet little town of akumal and staying in this gorgeous house and I hope it will not be my last as it is my favorite vacation spot I have found in mexico.
The house itself: Every bedroom has a stunning view of the ocean. The house has had some recent tasteful cosmetic renovations and although it may look contemporty from the outside, it has old world charm with its decor and elaborate bathroom/kitchen tiling on the inside. The beds are actually comfortable and there are strong aC units if that is your preference or fans are in every room to work with the oceanic breeze. The kitchen is well equipped and had enough service dishes and cookware to cook and serve up to 10-15 people. The house staff are extremely helpful, friendly, trustworthy, and did a great job of cleaning and restoring complete order back to the house daily! A bonus is that there is 24 hour security on site which just adds to one's ability to relax.
Location: Nicte Ha is a four minute bike ride or an 8 min walk to snorkel with the abundant sea turtles in one direction (turtle bay) or almost equal distance the other direction to snorkel or swim in the colorful reef in akumal bay. Restaurants and festive bars (e.g. buena vida!) are also within that same walking distance. Akumal itself is located in between Cancun and Tulum. There are easy day trips to Mayan ruins or cenotes.
Relaxation: My favorite part of this vacation in between snorkeling with the huge turtles, happy hour at buena vida down the street, or watching the sunset on the upper deck was relaxing at the house by the pool on the ocean under the polapa reading a book, watching the iguana eat the fruit we laid out for him or just listening to the waves. Sweet simple yet decadent paradise.
Thank you for visiting our community of Akumal and Nicte Ha for a second time. We sure appreciate the time you have taken to write such a nice review about Nicte Ha and the community of Akumal. Thank you also for mentioning the interior updates. The staff works very hard to maintain the property. We will look forward to seeing you again when vacation permits.
Left on 05/19/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | nancyReviewed May 19, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
this was my third stay at nicte-ha. i cant say enough good things! fantastic house, excellent location, amazing, attentive staff. akumal is a lovely gem on the riviera maya, and this house has everything one could ask for to ensure a wonderful holiday. i cant wait to go back! thank you nicte-ha and staff for yet another unforgettable time to this beautiful part of the world!
Thank you for staying with us for a third time! We will look forward to assisting with your return when travel permits.
“Another great stay in akumal at a fantastic villa”
Left on 02/27/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Leigh JReviewed Feb 27, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
I just got back from enjoying a week vacation in akumal. This was my eight time to akumal and I have stayed at a variety of villas and condos. This was my first time having the pleasure of staying at Nicte-Ha.
What a wonderful villa! The bedrooms are spacious and the master bed had the most comfortable mattress. (Something you don't always count on when staying in Mexico) The bathrooms were also spacious and very up to date and recently renovated. All conveniences are there for you...hair dryer, big soft, fluffy towels and a glass container of purified water in each bathroom.
The kitchen was of good size and there was anything and everything you might need to make any meal...or frozen drink. Plenty of glasses, bowls, tupperwear, etc. The blender really rocks! (Bananas, pineapple, kiwi and Vodka...yum!) Once you are finished, the housekeeper cleans up everything.
The pool area was amazing! Each day you are greeted by Iggy the Iguana. I did not find the pool area to be dangerous or slick. It reminded me of many pools areas I have been at while staying at resorts in Mexico, Jamaica or St. Croix. The pool is clean and the water cool. Every day a man came to clean it and make sure it was perfect. Security around the house was solid. Even at night a security person would make his rounds to make sure everything was safe.
Top things to do in akumal: Yal-Ku for Snorkeling ( go early), La Buena Vida for happy hour...and beyond, La Lunita and Turtle Bay for akumal playa dining, Margaritaville for akumal pueblo dining, and Tulum for history.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review about your vacation experience at Nicte Ha. It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay and that you are a regular visitor to the Akumal area. We do apprecaite you choosing Nicte Ha for this vacation! Thank you for posting your top things to do. This information is always helpful for people who plan to visit Akumal. Thank you for staying with us. We do hope you will return to Nicte Ha next year!
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Left on 05/05/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 5, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
We have been staying at Nicte Ha for the past 6 years. The house is lovely, but dated. It was a gem in the past, but has weathered hurricanes and many rental seasons without updates. The tile bathrooms are chipped and worn. The staff enthusiasm has waned. The a/c upstairs and down needs to be replaced, and when management is called for insufficient cooling, this is what they will say, sorry. Security is comforting, except when someone steals 40 coins for kid diving from the pools edge overnight. The pool remains beautiful, but the outdoor tiles are sooo slippery when wet. Only learning by hard falls teaches the children about the pool hazard.
The home remains perfectly located, and a wonderful respite, but sadly, I think this was our last visit.
Thanks so much for the reveiw. As always we appreciate all feedback. Per your review we have checked into the AC system which is working fine. In the tropics in the summer, sometimes the best AC systems are overwhelmed on the hottest and most humid days. However, we have begun the process of replacing the current systems with new mini-split systems.
We have also checked in with our other guests and the staff seems as great as ever. We have always been very happy with our staff and are sorry to hear that you don't seem totally satisfied.
The staff does collect coins and other small objects which may damage the drain and filter system of the pool. We apologize for the miscommunication. We do always try to remind our guests that all pool decks are slippery when wet. Following your review we have had added signs as a reminder to parents that they should keep an eye out for children running around the pool.
Thanks again for taking the time to submit a review. We always find them helpful.
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“Nice and Relaxing”
Left on 04/14/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 14, 2011Stayed Jan 2011
Great house. Had everything we needed. Perfect location. Loved the Iguanas on the property. Only negative was the house needed to be aired out when we got there(no biggie) and the oily feeling floor cleaner that was used every day kept us from letting our soon to be toddlers from crawling on the floor. i know it is needed for sand though. Would stay there again gladly.
Thank you for staying at NIcte Ha! Your suggestions about airing out the house and changing the floor cleaner has been sent to management. The maid does mop with Fabuloso to control the sand. Managment has been asked to turn on the air conditioning units prior to guest arrival to reduce humidity.
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