Featured Home: Casa Moto in Akumal
Designed in a Spanish hacienda style with large ocean view terraces, a beautiful patio and pool area with lush tropical plants, and a spacious roof deck, Casa Moto is one of the most eye-catching properties currently on the market in the Riviera Maya.
This spectacular oceanfront villa is one of around just 30 luxury villas that make up the quiet, upscale neighborhood of Punta Sur in Mexico's Riviera Maya. Situated on the headland between South Akumal Bay and Aventuras Akumal Bay, Punta Sur feels quiet and private, yet it’s only two miles from the village of Akumal with all of its amenities, and 15 minutes north of Tulum.
Casa Moto is currently on the market and priced at $950,000 US dollars. Below, BuyPlaya real estate expert Marieke Brown answers a few of our questions about this beautiful beach home.
What makes Casa Moto stand out from other beach houses in Akumal?
Casa Moto is an impressive, contemporary style home, beautifully decorated with vibrant colors, custom textiles and art pieces. It’s a very comfortable home, with a full gourmet kitchen. The open plan style of the home makes it fantastic for groups or entertaining, and the 4 bedrooms in the main house, plus the two guest houses mean that there is plenty of space for family and friends.
This villa is located on the headland between two white sandy bays, meaning that there is great privacy as little or no passing foot traffic in front of the villa, but with both beaches within easy reach. Lots of large windows and terrace doors fill this home with natural light, and allow maximum enjoyment of the view.
Is it possible to snorkel/swim directly from the beach in front of the house?
Being on the headland, on a calm day it is possible to snorkel and kayak right in front of the house. If you want a sandier entry, the sandy beaches of South Akumal Bay and Aventuras Akumal Bay are just a few minute’s walk from the villa.
What makes Akumal Sur such a great area to buy?
The entire Akumal area, while previously pretty unknown, has all of a sudden found itself on the map! It offers a much more laid back way of life compared to the urban areas that are Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It’s the little beach getaway that you have dreamed of and have been looking for. Akumal was actually the first community on the coast to have been developed for tourism, long before Cancun, and for this reason, there is pretty much no room for the large hotels and chain stores, which helps to retain Akumal’s local charm.
Akumal means “place of the turtle” in Maya, and has beautiful bays full of sea turtles and tropical marine life. It’s perfectly located just 20 minutes from Tulum and Playa del Carmen, making it the perfect base for enjoying the Riviera Maya. Casa Moto is the perfect home for people who want a Caribbean villa for family vacations, or even to retire to.
This villa is also a wonderful investment opportunity for those who wish to use it as a vacation rental property. It's currently being used as a rental home and has professional property management. It runs a profitable rental program and comes fully furnished and equipped.
To learn more about Casa Moto, click here to view all of the property details on BuyPlaya.com.