Featured Home: Casa Bella in Akumal
Designed in a Spanish hacienda style with ocean view terraces, a beautiful patio and pool area with tropical gardens and palms, and a spacious roof deck with a dome room, Casa Bella is one of the most eye-catching properties currently on the market in the Riviera Maya.
This spectacular oceanfront villa is one of the luxury beach homes popular with tourists in the tranquil, upscale neighborhood of North Akumal in Mexico's Riviera Maya. Nestled at the mouth of Yalku Lagoon, North Akumal feels quiet and private, yet it’s only one mile from the village of Akumal with all of its amenities, and midway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
Casa Bella is currently on the market and priced at $750,000 US dollars. Below, BuyPlaya real estate expert Marieke Brown answers a few of our questions about this beautiful beach home.
What makes Casa Bella stand out from other beach houses in Akumal?
This is a very versatile home, with a main house, two guest houses, and a lovely tropical garden with pool. Casa Bella is located on the banks of Yalku Lagoon, looking out to the Caribbean, so the water in front of the house is always calm as it is protected by the lagoon, and the view is fantastic.
The house is also located within easy walking distance of several nice restaurants and boutiques and a dive center plus the white sandy beach of Half Moon Bay, with the rest of the amenities including two more dive centers, Akumal Bay, restaurants, a great spa, and the ecological center only one mile down the road in the center of the village.
Is it possible to snorkel/swim directly from the beach in front of the house?
Yes, you can swim right off the shore at Casa Bella into Yalku Lagoon. Yalku is a private lagoon, and Casa Bella offers owners and their guests 24-hour access to the lagoon.
What makes North Akumal 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's many attractions.
Casa Bella is the perfect home for people who want a Caribbean villa for family vacations, or even to retire to. It is also a wonderful investment opportunity for those who wish to use it as a vacation rental property.
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