Charming Hacienda style villa in South Akumal with guesthouse.
Description from the manager
FROM THE OWNERS:
"After nine years of visiting Akumal we were finally able to purchase our own villa, San Francisco. It is our home away from home and when the going gets tough back in the world, we dream of our own spot in Paradise on the beaches of the Mayan Riviera.
What could be more perfect? Swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters just outside the back door. Or, if it is your preference, take a dip in the fresh water pool. Still too much effort? A siesta in the hammock on the veranda might be just what you need.
We love our place in the sun and would like to share it with you!"
It's warm and inviting and feels like a home you've been invited to visit. Gorgeous colors and furnishings, a magnificent ocean, white sand beach, privacy and a fabulous swimming pool. What more could you want in a luxury villa?
Casa San Francisco is a "Hacienda" style villa located on the white sandy beach of exclusive South Akumal. The villa is a comfortable and colorful mix of arts and crafts from around the world set in the midst of tropical gardens and Caribbean beach. Its charm is completed by wrought iron balconies and court yard fountains. "It is just lovely" reads the guest book.
Casa San Francisco offers four bedrooms in the main villa, over two floors. The main floor includes the open living and dining area and fully equipped kitchen. From the living / dining area you will enjoy a full view of the turquoise Caribbean. Via sliders you access the gorgeous swimming pool and its limestone deck area which is well furnished with tables, chairs and pool side loungers. There are also some great coconut trees along the beach which are perfect for hanging your hammock.
The Bedrooms: On the upper floor, three gorgeous and relaxing air conditioned bedrooms are available. The ocean view master bedroom is furnished with king and has private bath. Another lovely guest bedroom is located next to the master bedroom with the same wonderful ocean views, king sized bed, and ensuite bathroom. A third ensuite guest bedroom on the upper floor is furnished with queen bed also enjoys a stylish brick domed ceiling and a lovely view of the garden. The fourth bedroom is located on the main level with garden view. This is a spacious ensuite room has two twin beds and a double futon. All of the ensuite bedrooms have showers and either a single or double vanity, and there is an additional full guest bathroom with shower on the main level complete with shower accessed from the main hall.
If you require additional space Casa San Francisco includes a cute upper level guest house across the garden side fountain courtyard. The guest house is air conditioned and furnished with a queen bed, TV and DVD/VCR with a small selection of movies, en suite bathroom, its own private terraces overlooking the jungle and the courtyard, and also a wonderful private roof terrace which is the perfect place for star gazing at night.
For golfers, Casa San Francisco is within a short walk of the brand new championship Terence Trent Jones Junior Golf Course RIVIERA MAYA GOLF CLUB.
Main Villa: Master Bedroom, Upper Level, King Bed
Guest Bedroom, Upper Level, King Bed
Guest Bedroom, Upper Level, Queen Bed
Guest Bedroom, Main Level, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Double Futon
Guest House Casita: Upper level only, queen bed.
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, beach towels, security system, private chef, flashlight, off street parking for 2 cars, acheological sites, outdoor shower, scuba diving, beach walking, walkway to water, 1 x 2 person kayak, boating, beach, TV and DVD, services nearby in akumal, sian ka'an unesco biosphere, cd player, laundry service available, sea kayak, music cd's, cookware, beachcombing, nearby golf course, outdoor dining & grill area, 1 x 1 person kayak, exceptional sunsets, hammocks, candles, short walk to golf course, massage available, exceptional views, residential gated community, swimming, coffee maker, nearby internet cafe, exceptional sunrises, purified drinking water, crib, utensils, fishing, fly fishing, medical services nearby, nearby atm, nearby grocery, snorkeling....Read more
Left on 07/12/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | TealReviewed Jul 12, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
Our two families stayed at Casa San Francisco for one week (4 adults and kids 19, 16, 14, 12 and 12). The house was perfect for our vacation! There was enough room for everyone in this beautiful house and being right on the beach was heaven. Everyone in the group swam in the pool and ocean, and many went kayaking and snorkeling in our 'back yard.' Beach towels are included at the house, as well as toiletries like you would get in a hotel.
Although many places to see where close-by, some of the best time that we spent was just hanging around the villa, reading in the hammock, relaxing on the beach or swimming.
The location of the house is great to get to many attractions, most only 1/2 hour or so away. Some of the activities we did (other than relaxing at the villa) were snorkeling at Yal-ku lagoon, visitng ruins at Tulum and Coba, shopping in akumal, Tulum and Playa del Carmen, visiting Hidden Worlds and Xcaret parks, and visiting other beaches (Akumal, Tulum, others).
Guille (the staff manager) was very attentive and helpful with suggestions on places to go or things to do.
Some in our group were worried about security given the news from other (far-away) parts of Mexico, but we felt very safe at the villa with the security provided.
Marcia from akumal Direct Reservations was extremely helpful in pre-trip advice and answering our many questions about the place. It's always a little nerve-wracking preparing to go somewhere you have never visited, but she helped put us at ease.
One thing we did not do but I wished we had done was to have dinner cooked for us one night as this was a highlight for others who had stayed at the house (as written in the guestbook).
I highly recommend Villa San Francisco for a family or large group vacation.
Left on 07/07/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 7, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
First, I just want to say I was leery of renting a Villa in Mexico. I am a Travel agent and I have travelled all over Mexico and have stayed at all -inclusives, hotels, cruises, but never in a Villa.
I was nervous taking my 4 young adult children along with their friends on this trip( 8 total). All of my fears left me, the minute we got out of the car and entered the beautiful courtyard entry way.
As we walked through the courtyard and around the corner into the back of the house an amazing view awaited us- the turquoise water of the ocean and a crystal clear pool
The pictures do not do it justice. That was my favorite place to be during my stay here.
I loved the area, it was secure and safe. The beach was amazing we snorkeled right from our backyard. We kayaked everyday with the kayaks that were provided. You can walk into the town of akumal it takes about 20 min.
Akumal has 2 grocery stores and some restaurants. We had Ceviche at LolHa which we are still talking about!
The house was clean and it was cleaned everyday by a meticulous housekeeping staff .
The air conditioning was good no problems.
My kids absolutely loved it and enjoyed themselves tremendously. One day we drove to Coba- get there early before it gets hot and use bug spray!
We stopped at some Cenotes good fun.
The kids went to Hidden Worlds which is very close and it was the highlight of their trip, they had a great time!
One night we dropped the kids off in Playa Del Camen at the Blue Parrot for the party on the beach. The property manager GG ( that was our nickname for her) arranged for a taxi ride home for them !
She was awesome she can help you with everything.
The night we arrived the staff had cooked a wonderful meal. We chartered 2 fishing boats and caught 4 huge Mahi-Mahi. We ate that all week.
I just can't say enough good things about akumal Direct and the Casa San Francisco!!!
We will definitely be going back !!!
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