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“This was my dream vacation”
View from Bella's ground floor sun deck. Akumal Yalku
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View from Bella's ground floor sun deck. Akumal Yalku
Lower patio and lagoon view. Upper Terrace
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View from Bella's ground floor sun deck. Akumal Yalku
Lower patio and lagoon view.
Upper Terrace
Casa Bella pool and exterior, Yalku Akumal
Swimming Pool and Garden Area
Swimming Pool (2)
Casa Bella Casita from the pool, Akumal Yalku
Casa Bella
Yal Ku Lagoon
Oceanside sundeck
Casa Bella
The View!
Upper Terrace
Mirador
Casa Bella
Swimming Pool
Casa Bella
Lagoon Path
Pathway to private lagoon access at Casa Bella. Akumal Yalku
Yalku Lagoon and the Caribbean in front of Casa Bella.  Akumal
Vista
Mirador and roof terrace facing lagoon.
roof terrace view facing the ocean.
A perfect place to unwind!
Tranquility on the roof at Casa Bella.
Casa Bella exterior from the gardens and driveway. Akumal Yalku
Casa Bella oceanside exterior.  Akumal Yalku
Dining Table
Dining with a view!
Kitchen and Breakfast Bar
The view!
Kitchen (2)
Master Suite
Master Bedroom
Sitting Area (2)
Guest Bedroom
Guest Bedroom
Guest Bedroom
Open Sitting Area
Bath
Living Area
Sitting Area
Interior View
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Poolside casita's shaded porch area.  Casa Bella, Akumal, Yalku
Casa Bella Casita bedroom with queen sized bed. Akumal, Yalku
Casa Bella Casita bedroom with queen sized bed. Akumal, Yalku
Casa Bella Casita bedroom one double and one single bed. Akumal
Casa Bella Casita living area.  Akumal Yalku
Casa Bella Casita living and dining areas.  Akumal Yalku
Casa Bella Casita dining area.  Akumal Yalku
Casa Bella Casita fully equipped kitchen
Casa Bella Casita bathroom with single vanity and shower. Akumal
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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Akumal, Yucatan Peninsula

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Very good - based on 23 reviews
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RockenRho...
Johnston, Iowa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This was my dream vacation”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in Casa Bella in mid March 2013 for my dream vacation. My husband and I had visited Yul-ku lagoon the previous year and loved the snorkeling. We decided that to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary we needed to return with our teenage kids and my sister and cousins families.

There were 8 adults and 2 teens in our group and we had plenty of room in the villa and guest house. The house is lovely at first viewing but the kitchen could use some TLC. Yes there were ants in one bathroom and the beds are VERY firm but I didn't care.

The house is right on the lagoon and the water is about 50 feet from the patio, however, there is no beach, just a paved path over the rocks and two steps down into the water. The rocks are very rough so I would not recommend this access for small children or older folks who have trouble walking or with their balance. The house is located close enough to the ocean for terrific views but it is located far enough within the lagoon so that the even on windy days the reefs provided enough protection even to the most timid swimmer. We snorkeled at least two and sometimes three times a day during our stay. We also loved visiting Akumal beach and seeing all the sea turtles there but go early in the morning because when we visited there were hoards of snorkelers in the water.

We didn't rent a car because with the bikes and the golf cart we had all our transportation needs covered. We bought food staples in P. Del Carmen on the van ride from the airport so we ate most breakfasts and dinners at the house and ate lunches at the local restaurants. There is a terrific pasta restaurant just across the road from the Casa that has the best homemade pasta and Half moon bay has a fun beach restaurant for yummy margaritas and people watching. Ana, the housekeeper, is a great cook and we had her cook a dinner for us one night. I highly recommend Maria Kullick with Akumal Villas who handed all the rental arrangements. Before we booked she handled all my questions via email very promptly and when we had a small problem with the golf cart she was right on the issue and fixed everything to our satisfaction. The TV only had Spanish stations so after dinner we played a lot of card games and dominos and then early to bed. My family felt very safe the whole time we were at the villa and I would recommend Casa Bella to family and friends.

To sum it up if you love to snorkel for fun, want a family vacation, don't want to deal with hordes of people standing in line at a buffet or hearing pounding Disco music half the night and have older kids this is great place for a milestone vacation.

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Liked best: The location on the lagoon
Liked least: The beds were too hard
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
12 Apr 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your thoughts about your stay at Casa Bella. We appreciate the opportunity to host your very special celebration. Thank you for saying kind things about the villa and your rental booking experience.
The kitchen and anything that needs attention after a very busy high winter season is being tended to as of now. We sure appreciate your thoughts and will look forward to your return to Yal Ku lagoon and Akumal. Thank you for staying with us.
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NC
Reviewed April 9, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Management Response
9 Apr 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay at Casa Bella. We apprecaite you saying nice things about the property and the staff. They are wonderful and we are very proud of them.

At any time guests can be made more comfortable regarding bedding guests simply need to bring to the manager's attention and everything will be done to ensure a more comfortable stay.

Thank you for choosing Casa Bella for your vacation. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Ontario
Reviewed March 31, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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SuzMcQ
Castle Pines Co
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Will be back for sure!”
Reviewed May 29, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Visited with family on a ten day tour. They were nice enough to rent this house to us for only two nights(off season), but everyone wished we were staying longer at this location. Stopped in Playa Del Carmen for food as well as having dinner cooked for us one of the nights. Everything was amazing. Especially loved snorkeling in the lagoon as much and whenever we wanted. Beautiful place to snorkel.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Small pool
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Colorado
Reviewed November 14, 2011 for a stay in November 2011

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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CA
Reviewed July 28, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 45-54
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deathroll
Tampa, FL
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“A slice of paradise!”
Reviewed May 14, 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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1. Rental process was a breeze. Questions answered very promptly. Advice was spot on.
2. House was easy to find.
3. Property was exactly as advertised. Gorgeous. Directly on the water. Scenic. Private.
4. Snorkeling right out back. Saw sea turtles 4 out of 5 times.
5. Home cooked meal (purchased) consisted of 9 different dishes! It was both impressive and delicious. Grocery receipts were provided.
6. Iguanas sun on the rocks.
7. Yal-ku lagoon is close by. The waters are very protected but there is no more living coral here. Still, there are some nice size parrot fish and a few tangs.
8. The pool is small but met our needs (bobbing around, cooling off, chatting).
9. We loved being able to use the golf cart.
10. A/Cs worked well but mostly we enjoyed opening the windows/doors and just letting the sea breeze in.
11. Excellent, casual beach restaurants.
12. Four hour, 4 people, chartered fishing trip for $120! We caught a white marlin!
13. Ten people, plenty of room.
14. Watched every sunrise from the porch.
15. House cleaned, dishes done and beds made daily (except Sunday).
16. Plenty of fresh drinking water provided (as needed).
17. We found/saw no scorpions.
18. Nice flowers/plants around the pool area. Nice birds.
19. Masseuse (purchased) came to the house.
20. Very, very convenient to Tulum (overated), cenotes and beaches.

Value Rooms
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists
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