6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps maximum of 14.
About Tamara Stimpson
We are a family of four from Ontario, Canada who love the Mayan Riviera's people, culture, food and laid back atmosphere so much we created this luxury vacation villa! Our children India and Devon have a fantastic time whenever we are there with them - it's just the perfect place to reconnect with family and nature. There is SO much to do in the Mayan Riviera, you will hopefully become as enchanted with it and return to it as often as we do!
Tamara Stimpson purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Tamara Stimpson chose Akumal
Having spent a lot of time in the Mayan Riviera with our family, we decided to buy some land and create our own vacation villa. The Grand Sirenis Resort had properties available with amenities already installed. After looking at the beauty of the jungle, listening to the serene surroundings and the close proximity to the ocean, we decided to go for it! 8 months later we had this beautiful vacation villa which we love to share with our guests!!
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The property was beautiful and in an ideal location, a true jungle paradise. The villa more than accommodated our large group of 13; however, the casita was not on par with the main villa. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and regular cleaning service. Would certainly rent again!
Pictures do not do this house justice
This house is beautiful. The pictures online do not do it justice. You must experience it to believe it. We were a family of 14 and it was wonderful for us. The pool is amazing just cool enough to cool off from the hit day. Diana is amazing, she made sure the house was nice and clean. We also felt very safe in the gated community. It is close enough to many great places like several cenotes, beaches, fishing trips, snorkeling, Xcaret, etc. I completely recommend it to anyone.
We are delighted that you and your family had such a wonderful vacation and enjoyed your stay at the villa! We hope to host you again.
We had a wonderful experience with a group of 10 at the Villa. Clean, spacious, comfortable large King Sized beds in the main bedrooms and attentive staff and property manager. The pool is lovely too! The snorkeling equipment that came with the house was great and super helpful. A rocky beautiful beach is a short walk away; its perfect for sunrise sunset watching but not for snorkeling. Akumal and Half Moon Bay are only 15 minutes down the road for great snorkeling and Tulum is about 30 minutes away for beautiful, sandy beach. Akumal is a a great location for access to both and to Playa del Carmen.
The casita is a sweet spot with more privacy and a small kitchen but still needs a few more updates like window treatments which I know our coming soon!
The only downside was the construction going on next door but as soon as we notified the property manager she swiftly took care of it and the construction staff was more than happy to work with our schedule so that we had quiet for our retreat guests. All in all it was lovely, and comfortable! Muchas Gracias a Todos!
We are absolutely delighted that your group enjoyed themselves at the villa! Fortunately our new neighbour is so understanding and adapted his construction schedule to suit your stay. Yes, I am visiting the villa in April and have brand new drapes for the casita ready to be installed - apologies they weren't there for your stay, but we have been moving steadily through the villa updating and refreshing everything! I hope you choose to stay with us in the future when you host another retreat!.
Perfect for a large group!
This house is exactly as described in the listing! Tons of room, amazing views from the terrace (I could have spent 1/2 my vacation there in the hammock!), well stocked kitchen, and a big pool (chilly...but perfect after being in the hot sun!)
It's a very quick ride to Akumal Bay (5 minutes, $15USD) where you can scuba/snorkel, get an awesome meal and just relax! In the resort there is an XoXo which was so convenient when we needed a couple of quick supplies. The location was also great for tours, with the farthest being 1.5 hours away.
The owner was amazing to work with the whole way. We ran into a little glitch upon arrival and she immediately had it taken care of! So responsive!
I'd highly recommend this house to anyone!!
I am delighted that you not only chose to spend your vacation at the villa, but that you had such a wonderful time! Thank you for everything - your constant communications were appreciated, and I am pleased to hear that the OXXO is well stocked as the last time we were at the villa, it wasn't quite ready for opening. I will be sure to share this information with other guests!
A luxury retreat.
Situated in a wonderfully peaceful location, this beautiful spacious villa is a real retreat. It was such a relaxing stay where everything was take care of with the daily maid service. Swimming in the totally private pool was idealic. Surrounded by the lush shrubs and trees, watching and listening to the colorful birds was one of my favorite times of the day. The roof top is just sublime, relaxing in hammocks with a gentle breeze. It is so good to unwind with friends or by yourself and get away from the hustle and bustle. Its also a great gathering place at the villa.
You are also close to beautiful beaches and there are so many fun and interesting day trips to make from snorkeling in the pretty lagoons or diving excusions, to shopping and nightlife in Playa-del-Carmen. Also, many adventurous activities are available nearby too for thrill seekers.
I would recommend this villa to families and groups of friends as it really accomodates every need.
It was an introduction to the Mayan Riviera for me and a trip I'll remember very fondly, I would love to return.
Wow Clare, what a lovely review! Thanks so much for all the compliments and information for other travellers...we hope you return to Villa Arrecife too!!
Fantastic Vacation Villa!
This vacation home has it all! 5 star accommodations in the beautiful Mayan Riviera. We enjoyed a week of all the area has to offer. Breathtaking beaches, snorkelling, sightseeing, shopping, amazing food and fantastic people. The villa was appointed with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We will definitely be returning in the near future!
We are so happy that you had such a wonderful and relaxing time at the villa! Look forward to you returning!!
Villa Arrecife is located in the Mayan Riviera - an area noted for its spectacular beaches, coral reefs, snorkeling and scuba diving, as well as many tourist attractions such as family fun theme parks, Mayan archeological sites, and cenotes.
The villa is located 5 minutes north of Akumal and 25 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. While Akumal is smaller, it is an ecologically protected zone and is fabulous for snorkelling and seeing sea turtles! Playa del Carmen is a bustling town with a variety of restaurants, shopping and a spectacular beach! Also the ferry for Cozumel docks in this town.
There is no area as stunning as the Mayan Riviera ~ quite simply it suits every member of the family!
Golf: Golfing is available at either Playacar in Playa del Carmen (25 mins north of the villa), or at Bahia Principe (15 mins south of the villa).