Casa del Santo
The beautiful beachfront villa Casa del Santo or ‘House of the Saint’ is located in the private gated community of South Akumal amongst a small number of other private homes. The home blends classic Colonial Spanish design with modern Caribbean beach house living. These elements, combined with tasteful furnishings and decor, plus the owners loving touches, and a magical tropical setting all combine to create an idyllic vacation experience.
When you pull off the quiet street into the private off street parking area that can fit 4 cars, your vacation begins! A lush garden leads to a courtyard and entry to the villa. Along the pathway is a small two storey building or ‘casita’. This little house has staff quarters on the ground floor and a bedroom suite with full bathroom on the second floor, providing a fifth bedroom should you require it.
Once inside of the villa you will be in an entry foyer. A full guest bathroom is conveniently located here. The entry to the ground floor bedroom is also from the foyer. This large bedroom has Twin beds and a Double day bed. Attached to the bedroom is a large en-suite bathroom with shower. Straight ahead the foyer and down a few steps brings you to the living and dining room areas. The large open area on the ocean side of the villa is not only spacious but offers wonderful views of the pool and ocean just beyond.
In the living room, with pool and ocean view, you will find a leather furniture grouping of sofa and love seat. A satellite TV (Spanish with limited English programming), DVD player, CD player and some board games are discreetly tucked away in an entertainment cabinet should you ever tire of the view and want some other diversion. On the other side of the room is the dining room. This room also enjoys spectacular pool and ocean views. Sliding glass doors provide easy access to the covered terrace, pool and beach just beyond.
The kitchen is slightly elevated. This and an arched opening into the dining and living areas, provides a view of the pool and ocean plus the free flow of conversation between these rooms. Four stools at the counter/bar is the ideal spot for a snack as you enjoy the view.
Heading upstairs you will find the three other main villa bedrooms. The spacious Master Suite faces the ocean, has a King bed, sitting area, and extra large en-suite bathroom with double sinks and beautifully tiled shower. The first upstairs guest bedroom is quite large with an impressive brick domed ceiling that adds to the sense of volume of the space. The bedroom has a Queen bed, sitting area, desk and an en-suite bathroom with shower. The second upstairs guest bedroom in the main villa is also a good size. It too is fitted with an en-suite bathroom with shower. This bedroom has an ocean view and a King bed.
For groups that require an additional bedroom, there is the stand alone bedroom suite in the casita, which gives you a fifth bedroom and additional privacy. There is a small sitting area at the entrance to the casita bedroom which looks down on the tranquil courtyards and gardens. Inside the bedroom is vaulted with a red brick domed ceiling. The bed is a Queen and the room is complete with an en-suite bathroom with shower.
Of course the real draw of any beach vacation is the outdoor space. Casa del Santo – Akumal will not disappoint. A covered patio terrace stretches the length of the villa frontage. A table and chairs for outdoor dining as well as chaise lounges are provided for dining and relaxing. A small pool (no shallow end for small children) offers an inviting and welcome reprieve from the heat. A couple of kayaks are provided for guests to enjoy the normally calm waters of South Akumal Bay. This bay is also ideal for snorkeling. The beach and water entry in front of the villa is a mix of sand with some rock outcrops. Water shoes are not critical but recommended for easier entry and exit of the water.
South Akumal bay, where this beautiful villa is located, is considered a prime Akumal location There are a total of 20 private oceanfront homes in this gated community. An offshore reef provides a break for waves, creating a gorgeous calm bay that is ideal for snorkelling, kayaking, and swimming. The shoreline is mostly sandy with a few rocky outcrops in places, but never creating a problem finding somewhere to wade into the water. It is ideal for kids and good for beachcombing. Services are not within walking distance, but are located just a short 5-15 minute drive away.
Master Bedroom King bed, upstairs, en-suite bathroom with shower
Guest bedroom 1 Two Twin Beds, Double day bed, ground floor, en-suite bathroom with shower
Guest bedroom 2 Queen bed, upstairs, en-suite bathroom with shower
Guest bedroom 3 King bed, upstairs, en-suite bathroom with shower
Guest House/Casita Queen bed, upstairs, en-suite bathroom with shower
|Winter||Jan 5 – Apr 22||$6545|
|Spring/Summer||Apr 23 – Aug 19||$4760|
|Fall||Aug 20 – Nov 18||$4165|
|Pre Christmas||Nov 19 – Dec 16||$6545|
|Christmas & NY||Dec 17 – Jan 4/23||$12,495|
- Rates are in US dollars and include 19% tax.
- Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
- The maximum occupancy is 11 people (9 in the main house plus 2 in the guest house/casita).
- Minimum 7 nights in winter & Holiday season, 5 nights in spring/summer & sall season. Others are considered on an individual basis.
- A non-refundable $100 USD Accidental Damage Fee Waiver is required which provides up to $1000 USD in coverage.
- Access to this property is limited to the persons indicated on your confirmation. Exceeding this limit, parties, dinners, get-togethers, drop in visitors, or any other form of access involving non registered guests is a direct violation of our rental agreement and could be reason to ask you to vacate unless prior permission has been granted. .
- This is a non smoking property.
WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS POLICY
The villa may not be used for special events or weddings without prior authorization and arrangements.
Event fees below will be added to the standard rental rates.
*30 total attendees including house guests: add $500 USD to rental rate.
*Maximum group size 30 people including house guests plus any day guests.
*A minimum of a 5 day rental required.
Event planner’s staff is responsible for the following:
* Set up and take down of all chairs, tables, etc.
* All event planning functions
* Cleaning up of villa communal areas at the end of the event
* Food and beverage service
* Security deposit of $1500 USD. Deposit is fully refundable upon departure barring any undue damage.