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  • Queen 1
  • Full 4

Description

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, relax and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones at Casa Christensen by Akumal Direct Reservations Located in tropical gardens on a spacious double lot right on the water, this villa is about peace and privacy, beauty, design, and nature. Parking, beach towels, purified water and professional cleaning service 6 days per week is included. The villa boasts spacious, open living spaces and authentic traditional tile, with beautiful breezy palapa roofs including over the gorgeous ocean-front porch which is heaven for shaded reading and conversation. The Mexican colonial design with a bright, airy layout and concrete construction are thanks to the acclaimed architect of the famous Maroma Resort. The location, Caribbean breezes, and design, including waterfront decks and roof terraces, provide natural cooling and views galore - with all major rooms having direct ocean views.

Enter the villa through double doors and be greeted by a large, open plan, circular living space, with peaked 30 foot ceiling and spectacular views of the turquoise waters immediately out front. There is an ample dining area, a large kitchen with breakfast bar, and a library area where you will find a great selection of Maya and coral reef literature.

On the lower floor are 3 bedrooms. There are 2 adjoining bedrooms, each of which opens out to a shared covered terrace, each with 2 double/full beds and private bathroom. The third bedroom on the lower floor is furnished with a queen bed and has its own private entrance and private ensuite bathroom.

Follow the curved staircase leading up to a study and seating area that overlooks the living room, a large roof deck facing the jungle and sunsets (perfect for happy hour!), and the master suite. The master suite boasts a king sized bed, large private bathroom with twin vanities, and two large closets and storage closets in the bathroom. This suite has a private terrace facing the ocean, for sunning and to catch sunrises and sunsets.

Casa Christensen is the perfect place to unplug, enjoy the quiet, and be healed by the sun and nature. We understand that in this modern age, WiFi is important, so we provide complimentary wifi internet access for our guests. All bedrooms and the kitchen are cooled with ceiling fans.

Right in front of the villa is the natural aquarium that is Yal-Ku Lagoon, with views looking out over the Caribbean, and our guests have unlimited free access to the lagoon, with easy entrance immediately in front of the villa. The snorkeling and swimming here are fantastic! The white sandy beach of Half Moon Bay is also just a very short walk from the villa, and there are plenty of restaurants, boutiques, dive centers, and conveniences within walking distance of the house. Akumal is only 1.5 miles long from end to end and Casa Christensen is 1km from Akumal Bay. Ask us about renting a golf cart or bicycles to make accessing all of the village's amenities even easier.

Finally, we cannot recommend more the cooking by Octaviana, who along with her husband Pedro, lives on site. If you would like to have meals prepared for you during your stay, she is available to cook delicious traditional delicacies for you for a small extra fee. We especially love her chiles rellenos (veggie, vegan or chicken)! Octaviana and Pedro have been with the Casa and its owners for over 25 years, and are a treasure!

Activities nearby include Mayan Ruins, cenotes, adventure and culture parks like Tulum, Xel Ha, Xcaret, beautiful beaches, diving, fishing, sailing, world class golf, horseback riding, spelunking, and much more.

If you are looking for the perfect natural getaway, while having lots of activities close by for your whole group to enjoy, Casa Christensen is the perfect place for you!

Amenities

Living

  • Babysitting service (add charge)
  • Beach Towels
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens provided
  • Local area night time security
  • Maid Service 6 Days Weekly
  • Not Air-conditioned
  • Laundry Service (Add. Fee)
  • Cook available (add. fee)
  • Spa services available (add fee)
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • 3 Hair dryers

Convenience

  • Cenotes nearby
  • Local Library in Akumal
  • Medical Services Nearby
  • Nearby Grocery
  • On Yal Ku Lagoon
  • Restaurant w/in Walking Distance
  • Spa Nearby
  • Yoga studio nearby

Entertainment

  • Books
  • WiFi

Outdoor

  • Beachcombing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Off street parking
  • Roof Top Sun Deck
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Purified Bottled Water

Rates

Casa Christensen Rental Rates

Season 2022 DATES  Weekly MN
Summer Apr 23 - Aug 19 $2,300 4
Fall I Aug 20 - Oct 21 $2,300 4
Fall II Oct 22 - Nov 18 $2,500 4
Thanksgiving Nov 19 - Nov 25 $3,750 5
Mid Season Nov 26 - Dec 16 $3,500 4
Christmas  Dec 17 - 25 $6,000 7
New Year Dec 26 - Jan 3 $6,000 7
Season 2023 DATES  Weekly MN
High Season Jan 4 - Feb 17 $3,750 5
Pres. Week Feb 18 - Feb 24 $3,950 7
High Season Feb 25 - Mar 24 $3,750 5
Spring Mar 25 - Apr 14 $3,950 5
  1. RATE INCLUDES SALES AND HOTEL TAX. 
  2. MN = Minimum Nights required
  3. Non-refundable US$75 damage waiver required
  4. The prices displayed are for a maximum occupancy of 8 guests. Please do not exceed the maximum occupancy.
  5. Saturday arrivals and departures in high and holiday seasons only please.
  6.  Pet Policy - No pets please.

THIS HOME IS NOT AIR CONDITIONED.

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Location

Reviews

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Best Place to Stay in Akumal

Property Reviewed: 
Casa Christensen
Dates Stayed: 
June, 2020
Source: 
Verified Guest Review
Rating: 
5

An excellent place to stay, unplug and connect. Open concept keeps the focus on family and socializing. You'll never run out of wildlife to see in or out of the water. Absolutely must snorkel during the day and watch the stars at night. Plenty of places to relax and tan and a short drive to the local bars. Octaviana and Pedro could not be better hosts and are always willing to lend a hand.

J

Best vacation ever

Reviewed on 2022-08-09 by Paul B. of Augusta, GA US
Updated on 2022-08-09
Review of stay from 2022-07-30 to 2022-08-06
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Thank you Casa Christensen for the best family vacation ever. The house was perfect with space to gather indoors and out. Octaviana was delightful, kept the house very clean, and shared helpful insights into the area. The house was great but the lagoon inlet perfect for snorkeling steals the show. House a little warm at night with no A/C but feels cool during the day with the constant breeze from the water. The house is beautifully designed, built, and decorated. We loved everything about it and hope to return in the future. Thanks for a great vacation!

Peace and Quietness

Reviewed on 2022-07-17 by Brian H. of Ponoka, AB CA
Updated on 2022-07-22
Review of stay from 2022-07-04 to 2022-07-15
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We are a family of eight ages 4-74. We found the Casa Christensen very accommodating for all our needs. The children enjoyed exploring and they loved the library. The main deck outside was paradise listening and watching the waves crashing on the rocks. The 25 foot path down to the water was very convenient to go snorkeling. There is plenty of wonderful fish and coral to explore right there, no need to pay the fees to go elsewhere! We even saw a small shark!
Manager response on 2022-07-22 - Response from Akumal Direct Reservations
Wow, Brian! Thank you for such a wonderful review about your peaceful family retreat at Casa Christensen. We're glad you were able to enjoy your private access to Yal-ku and look forward to your next visit. Send us an email when you're ready to join us again and we'll gladly help you find the place you most want with us!

Paradise with an ocean view

Reviewed on 2022-03-08 by Fred S. of , Mexico
Updated on 2022-03-08
Review of stay from 2022-01-15 to 2022-02-12
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The caretakers of the house are some of the best people I have ever met. They keep the house and the grounds clean and make great dinners. The design of the house is fantastic with louvers front and back to let the ocean breeze flow through. 40 steps from the house is the best snorkeling in the whole area.

Casa Christensen

Reviewed on 2022-02-28 by Unknown of Pocatello, ID United States
Updated on 2022-02-28
Review of stay from 2022-02-12 to 2022-02-26
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We totally enjoyed our stay at Casa Christensen. Pedro and Octaviana are wonderful people and great property caretakers. David Placencia was great help in arranging for Covid testing for us which went flawlessly. We noticed the fresh paint, repaired woodwork throughout the casa, new stove, security system and thatched roof. Fans in the bedrooms are a welcome addition. Needed items for replacement are sun lounge chairs. They are getting brittle and have broken slats. Thank you again Christensen’s. We have stayed at this casa close to 15 times ver the years. Just love it.

An unforgettable holiday in paradise!!

Reviewed on 2022-04-28 by Julie D. of farnborough, GB
Updated on 2022-04-28
Review of stay from 2022-04-07 to 2022-04-21
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Wow!! The moment you enter Casa Christensen you are mesmerised by the most incredible views of the lagoon. The Villa is beautiful and very spacious with natural air which is so much better than air con and offers views from every room you enter. Pedro & Octiviana looked after us daily and her cooking is an absolute must to try. The snorkelling being a few steps from the villa is amazing and we swam with turtles and the most gorgeous tropical fish, you can swim into other areas of the lagoon for free and I would recommend water shoes. The Akumal direct reservations team were brilliant and so very helpful both before and during our stay, we booked our airport transfers with them and the whole experience was made stress free. As a family of 5 we had the most incredible holiday and will definitely book to come and stay again.

Perfect, perfect perfect

Reviewed on 2022-06-29 by Unknown of Hamden, CT United States
Updated on 2022-07-01
Review of stay from 2022-06-21 to 2022-06-26
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Casa Christensen was just as described. Beautiful setting, beautiful and spacious house and wonderfully friendly caretakers. Our whole family of 5 loved it and can't wait to go back.
Manager response on 2022-07-01 - Response from Akumal Direct Reservations
Thank you, Isabella! Casa Christensen is certainly one of our favorite villas in Akumal. Especially, during the warmer months. Let us know when you're ready to join us again, our team will be more than happy to help you find the vacation rental you most want.

This is the one

Reviewed on 2020-03-21 by Unknown of Missoula, MT US
Updated on 2020-03-21
Review of stay from 2020-03-12 to 2020-03-19
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Two families, one house, quiet but not too quiet area, perfectly appointed house, ridiculous snorkeling right out the door, the most relaxed I've been in years

Casa Christensen-YR3

Reviewed on 2020-07-27 by christopher b. of Spring, TX United States
Updated on 2020-07-27
Review of stay from 2020-07-18 to 2020-07-25
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Fantastic! If you grew up drinking out of a water hose,running barefoot,drinking from a stream,hot nights in a tent/camper(in the summer),maybe a creepy crawley or more, capybara darting around, ...Then you are of my Ilk, and can appreciate the simple pleasures(NO A/C).Well appointed and built to take a Hurricane head on and only need a water hose to clean up.
Iguanas begging for your attention,squid swimming right under your feet,shoes optional,and a bath is the
last time you were in the ocean.
1)groceries at Chedraui-Porta Venturas(Walmart/HEB)
2)YES Rental Car-Claudia
3)Plan to BBQ-Pedro for Grill
4)Trolling Yucatan Trench(2K Ft 1.5 Mls offshore $180.00 U.S.(Dive Shop..or guys working the side parking lot...they can hook you up with anything/connections) up to 1-4 same price.~pulled in Amberjack and grilled up same night at Christensen.The Old Man sat on the left side of porch....only flat rock in the run...Holds a good drink!
Enjoy!! !WE DID! Secret!
C Bosco

A dream vacation

Reviewed on 2021-11-16 by Vicki S. of Vermilion, IL United States
Updated on 2021-11-16
Review of stay from 2021-11-06 to 2021-11-13
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We couldn't have picked a better place for rest and relaxation. The home is quite and is all it says it is and more. It was clean and well furnished. The home is steps from the lagoon and you can snorkel for free in the area others are paying to snorkel in. The concierge, David, was phenomenal. He made so many wonderful arrangements and gave great advice! He was absolutely worth his weight in gold. A few bits of advice: Find a reputable location to change USD to pesos, bring beach towels, as all that are there are bath towels if you go to the beach, make sure to arrange to have Octaviana cook you some authentic Mexican dishes. Her meals are wonderful and extremely affordable. Make sure you eat at La Lunita too. This is also a meal you don't want to miss! I can't say enough good things about this home and the experience we had there. We will be back, repeatedly! Also, just for your knowledge note one bedroom and bathroom is accessed from outside the actual home and if you lock the house they must have a key to get in, this info is just for your knowledge.

ramos summer vacation

Reviewed on 2021-08-01 by Oscar R. of Santa rosa ca, CA US
Updated on 2021-08-01
Review of stay from 2021-07-20 to 2021-07-30
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Everything was amazing! the house was beautiful and perfectly set in the lagoon for sunrises, full moons and awesome snorkeling. Octaviana was wonderful and such a gracious hostess. She was spectacular!!! the only thing we needed was air conditioning in the bedrooms. that would have helped immensely to rest at night! thank you again for a wonderful stay and experience in Akumal. we absolutely loved the town of Akumal and will be back!