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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Akumal today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, air conditioning, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 57 reviews.
The owner responds to 85% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 25, 2017.
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About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 25 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Akumal Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Housekeeping Included
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Sea view
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Smoking allowed
– based on 57 reviews
- Very Good
“Favorite Condo on Half Moon Bay”
We've stayed at 3 other properties on Half Moon Bay and Vista del mar is our new favorite. It's closer to akumal Pueblo and we enjoyed having the services like bike rentals, pool, and La Buena Vida right next door. (It would be really nice if La Buena Vida was open for breakfast, or if there was a coffee shop within walking distance. With a 2 bedroom unit, our teenager got her own room and it was nice to have Internet access. We stayed in unit #3. It was spacious, clean and comfortable. We especially liked the double sliding doors which afforded a beautiful view and a very open feel. The snorkeling in Half Moon Bay was better than expected. We usually go to akumal Playa for beach access, but the reefs in Half Moon Bay are pretty spectacular. The people in the front office were friendly and helpful, although everything went well and we rarely needed them. We learned that it can take up to 5 minutes for the water to heat, but once we knew that, no problemo. We will definitely stay at Vista del Mar again. We might consider a ground floor unit next time.
Response from the owner We are always glad to hear that our guests had a good vacation while staying at Vista del Mar. When you book next time, let us know your floor request and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences. Thanks for your review, Heidi Cost Reservations
“The best of the best!!!”
I had first seen Vista del Mar when I was walking from Turtle Bay over to Yau Ku Lagoon a couple of years ago. We loved akumal so much that day, we made a spontaneous decision to stay for one night; luckily for us Vista del Mar just happened to have a room available! I decided (because I was quite impressed with it!), that I would return for longer and this year, I went for 4 nights! Next year it will be for 7! It is located in the perfect spot, equi-distant from a beautiful beach where one can snorkle amongst the giant sea turtles that nest there and Yal Ku Lagoon where you snorkle and see a wide variety of colorful fish and beautiful sculptures. The staff at the Vista Del Mar is very helpful and our condo was spotless! Each morning we sat on our balcony, checked our email etc. (the wireless service was great in our unit) as we sipped our coffee and ate the breakfast we'd prepared with the farm fresh eggs and fruit at the local market, it was heaven on earth! We thought that we'd visit the local restaurants, but once we walked over to the Buena Vida Restaurant, we felt no need to, such good food and extensive menu we could try something different each night. From akumal, it's so easy to take a collectivo to Tulum which we did one day (it's about 30 minutes away and cost $5-6 rt on the collectivos! Or to Playa del Carmen, etc...that's why I'm going back next year, the place is perfect for staying at and for taking day trips to so many other beautiful places! Making arrangements is easy via email, they are very quick to respond to any concerns, etc. and to accommodate your needs...need I say more? I went to Merida (loved it!), Puerto Morelos (loved it as it's very low key/quiet), Playa del Carmen (getting a little too busy for me as well as Cancun), and Tulum (beautiful!) oh, and Cozumel (loved that as well, driving in VW around the island!)...I travelled with my sister, we are middle age, and akumal is perfect as well for fams. with young kids!
“There's No Place Like Home”
We have been coming back to the Vista Del Mar for about 7 years now. I immediately relax and it always feels like home. The staff takes very good care of us. We were pleasantly surprised to see the upgrades made to the bathrooms this year. Nice new tile and vanity tops. The patio doors had also been upgraded and I loved the new pool. We will be back again next year.
“Lovely spot and a great family get away.”
We really enjoyed the location of this little condo. Inside it was clean and pleasant with a beautiful view to the sea. One thing to note is that although you can walk right out onto the sandy beach, the sea floor here is incredibly rocky. Not good for playing in the water. We had to walk into the akumal beach in town to actually get in the water without hurting our feet. Otherwise, a lovely spot!
“Pleasant stay with a few problems.”
This is the third time I have stayed at Vista Del Mar. I have always enjoyed staying here but this last time was the first time that I encountered problems. 1. We arrived at 9pm (flt delays, very long journey) Our room was locked and not open like it was suppose to be according to information sent. Went to the restuarant where they called someone to open our room. Waited 30 minutes or more. Someone showed us to the room, I said "I thought thee room was going to be open?" Mistakes happen is what I was told. No apology. Could have given us a free beer while we waited at least. 2. Hammock fell apart and I laided right on my back on the tile floor. I told the woman working the desk, either she didnt care or didnt understand. I was given another hammock. I expained it wouldnt reach without another rope. She didnt understand. I went down another day and talked to someone who said the maid would fix it. Again, I was laying on the hammock and the knot slipped and I fell on my back again. I was in pain for the entire day. 3. The resturant is way to loud. I dont remember this from last 2 times. You can hear the music at Vista till 11pm. For this reason alone I would not recommend Vista. It is not quiet anymore.
“Quiet on the beach at Half Moon Bay”
We have stayed at the Vista del Mar a number of times, mostly in the small hotel rooms, but now twice in first floor two bedroom condo when our grandson accompanied us. The service is always great and reservations and processing easy. The open floor plan is nice, bright and airy. In an earlier March stay we did not use the aC. This time we did. The patio is spacious - we primarily use it to dry our dive and snorkel gear but it includes a hammock and table. Outside shower is great for rinsing. The kitchen is spacious and well supplied - they even provide bottled drinking water and coffee filters.
My husband and I recently spent our two year anniversary at the Vista del Mar. Everything was perfect. We enjoyed renting bikes to get into town and walking to the Corner Store to buy our sol and snacks. I would recommend the Vista del Mar to anyone looking to live like kings for an extremely reasonable price. We stayed here last July as well and were lucky enough to see a nest of sea turtles hatch at sunset right in front of the condo. The unit was clean and air conditioned and had everything we needed. We always felt safe and that we were being looked out for. We look forward to visiting the Vista del Mar many more times. We've found our happy place!
“Just what we were looking for!”
We rented with Vista del Mar for our trip down from home in Puerto Morelos. We chose the condos as one of the few places that allow pets - our new puppy was recovering from being sick and so we couldn't leave her behind. The place was perfect... right on the beach, cleaned everyday... and they didn't seem to mind the puppy in the bathroom (we used our do not disturb sign!). Lovely place, great service... the only complaint we had was that there wasn't even a grain of salt in the kitchen... so you have to buy even the most basic stuff just to be able to fry an egg.
“We loved akumal and our condos!”
We stayed with some of our family in 2 of the condos at Vista del Mar in July 2013. We loved akumal and staying in the condos on the beach was perfect! The kids enjoyed playing in the sand, the beach was amazing, and we even were able to watch sea turtles make their nests in the sand at night! There was snorkeling, restaurants and shopping all within walking distance. Akumal is a really nice town. I would definitely go back there again. Aktun Chen is close by and worth visiting if you like to zipline and see the caves.
“Now this what a vacation is all about !!!”
Let me start by saying wow !! Now that was a vacation ! We are a adventurous family of 5, Wife & I, a 15yr, 14yr.,10yr old all boys. We did the whole Yucatan Pensisula from the Caribbean to the Gulf of Mexico all in a 2 1/2 week stunt with a car rental. Started in Cancun for 1 night then headed south to akumal at Vista Del Mar Condo for 3 days had a blast with a Sea Turtles swimmimg next to them at akumal Bay. And while staying at V.D.M. at night seen 2 sea turtles lay there eggs. Then headed to the gulf of mexico(Merida,Progreso,Celestun) for about 4 days which included stops in chitchenitza. Returned back to Playa del Carmen to hotel El Tukan for 2 days to snorkel in Cozumel. Then the boys asked if we could return to akumal at Vista Del Mar Condo, they told the wife & I thats were they felt they were having a blast.Swimming, Snorkeling, and just hanging out on the beach.Left 2 days later, Had a all inclusive Resort booked in Cancun for 6 days which was good but felt better in akumal. After all that I must say that Vista Del Mar in akumal was the best of the whole experience, We felt like we were in paradise with all sea life around the crystal clear water(I could not get the boys out the water,that is to eat something). Our condo was right in front of the beach with an awesome view of Half Moon Bay. The staff there were friendly, helpful and make your stay pleasant and comfortable. The condos have kitchens so if you want to cook go ahead just buy your groceries at Wal Mart in Playa del Carmen before getting to akumal, if not go to local restuarants we liked Tequilaville in akumal(across the bridge over the highway}were Ken & Gil will greet at the door (the ceviche there was the bomb) they have a great menu. There is La Buena Vida a short 3 min. walk south from VDM. For breakfast Turtle Bay Cafe & Bakery was great, try the ice cream from Lucy's if your there in the day. We are aready making plans for 2014 to return V.D.M. Thanks for the memories See You Soon !!