After 31 years, it is time for us to head to the beach and explore the world. 

Ellie, Toni, Sibley Michelle and Lisa all say ¡Adios y Gracias Amigos !

You'll still be in good hands as Sibley, our sales manager, says ¡Bienvenindos! 

Sibley will continue our legacy under a new company name, SandS Rental Properties.

Sibley, Seth and Ellie will offer the same customer service you have known with Caribbean Fantasy, Inc.

You can reach them at info@SandSr.com 

CF Staff

Get to know us, we're fun to work with! 

 

How it works.... Start to finish, our Akumal, MX vacation experts handle everything for your lodging.

Been doing' it for 31 years. We're good at what we do, and have fun,  'cuz we adore our clients!

 

Here's the scoop on how it works... pretty easy! 

 

 1. You get us the details ... 
Give us your dates & # guests (note kid's ages) for your Akumal, Mexico Caribbean rental. Shoot us your budget and goals too if you know them. 
  
2. We send you a list of property links we think are a good fit for you ... 
We do the legwork and select the most fabulous and reliable properties. Oh yeah, did you know,  we also secure the best rates? We do.  
  
 3. You choose your property ... 
Let us know which property is your fave and we will lock it down. We'll send you the invoice.  We can book one rental or ten, whatever you need.  
  
4. You start dreamin' of your R & R ... 
We book and confirm your property, take care of all the details for you.  You start packing! 
  
5. We are here or you ...  
Area Guide, check.     Maps, check.     Advice, check.     Questions, check. 

 

PROOF: 1989! We're good at what we do, 'cuz we love our jobs. Some of the best; try us out and we think you will agree! (We love our jobs and clients!)  Since its inception in 1989, Caribbean Fantasy, Inc. (CF) has been a pioneer company representing vacation rentals in Akumal and the surrounding beachfront destinations on the Caribbean side of Mexico. Most of our clients are long time guests of ours who we adore working for, come find out why....

YIK YAK AMIGOS:  We are commonly referred to  in the vacation rental property industry as the  "Match.com of Mexican Travel."  Your friendly and helpful staff at Caribbean Fantasy work 365 days a year for you, and are intimately familiar with all the properties represented, giving us the unique ability to find the perfect property for your needs, wishes and budget. Excellent customer service and ethics are what have kept us a leader in the industry as the competition has exponentially increased over the years. Here is a fun tid-bit - when we started, there was only one land line phone in the area, so we did all our business by fax - the caretakers would pedal in on their bikes each day to see if they had a fax posted on the board, to find out when the next guest was arriving! The internet was not even a household word...... In the best interest of our clients, our focus is soley on vacation rentals, so we know each property initmately, a huge advantage over our competition. Of course, we have all kinds of advice on just about anything you need to know when planning a trip. 

LEGENDS:  We are filled to the brim with them!

  • Jack Kirkpatrick ("Mr. Yak", 1989) purchased Caribbean Fantasy, Inc. , just a few months after it began, by opening up a US based sales office in Colorado. He and Vera were passionate about the area and its people. 
  • Lisa Gunderson (1989), Jack and Vera's daughter, purchased the company shortly after Jack's death in 2004, and continues Jack and Vera's family's love affair with Akumal and the Mexican Yucatan pennisula. In addition to Lisa, who has been actively involved with with CF since the beginning, our wonderful staff includes:
  • Sibley  (2016), our calm multitasker and  world traveler.
  • Toni  (2011),  our veteran global traveler& annual CF client since 1988!
  • Michelle (2015), the sweetest of all and in love with Akumal. 
  • Ellie (2018)  with talented beyond belief.   
  • Kay (19 years with CF) and Barbara (11 years with CF), Jill (10 years with CF) are all now enjoying their long earned time with grandchildren, and fun Cate (2004-2016 for now)  is off being a mom, traveler, teacher and writer. Amanda (2014-2019) out finding more adventures! 

BIENVENIDOS: To simplify reservations, the sales office is located in the United States, making communication a breeze for you. There are on-site representatives in Akumal available to assist the clients once they arrive. When the reservation is paid in full, Caribbean Fantasy, Inc. provides clients with a unique and famous virtual Area Guide Trip Planner, started by Jack and updated by the staff each year~ almost 30 years in the making! We hope you enjoy Akumal and the area as much as Jack and the CF staff have over the years!

ADIOS: 2020 will conclude this fun adventure for all of us...Our guests have been a very special part of the success at Caribbean Fantasy, Inc, and we want to thank everyone for all these successful years!  ¡Gracias !

While this past year has been quite the challenge, that is not the reason. We each have other opportunities calling us: I will be tagging along with my husband exploring the world, as he is lucky enough to get to retire early.  Sibley is moving on with her success as a health coach inspiring healthy bodies, minds, and finances. Michelle is working on building an online textile company with her sister in law. Ellie, who is a full-time ballerina for the Louisville Ballet, has her eyes firmly set on becoming the prima ballerina there next year. Toni, well, she is finally going to enjoy full retirement with her husband Mark who has been waiting for her to do this for years! Our careers at CF have been a privilege for us, we've loved and been entertained by every minute of it, we will always have a special spot in our hearts for Akumal.     

 

Caribbean Fantasy, Inc. has been our family business for over 31 years,  since 1989, the year of its inception by my father, Jack, aka, Mr. Yak. When we first started, our only source of communication with anyone there was one fax machine and a bulletin board where all reservations were posted - can you imagine?!   What a fun time it has been for each of us involved with CF and the success which followed - we will miss it of course.  Our work has been a source of pride, friendships, and passion for the Akumal area of Mexico, this beautiful slice of Mayan. We will always be thankful for getting to be a vital part of a wonderful industry with such terrific people for over 3 decades.
 
Saying adios is never easy, so instead, on December 31, Toni, Sibley, Michelle, Ellie and I will say muchas gracias y hasta luego. We'll be down to visit soon! 

 


 

 

Jack Kirkpatrick, Caribbean Fantasy, Inc.  Founder

 

Jack Kirkpatrick, "Mr. Yak", Caribbean Fantasy, Inc. Founder