This fully remodeled historic villa on Yalku Lagoon has a large yard and infinity pool leading down to the Caribbean's edge. It sits on one of the best lots in the Yucatan.
Each of the 3 air conditioned bedrooms have stunning views, with the master offering a breath taking view of the lagoon! The spacious master bedroom includes a huge pink marble bathroom with a jetted bathtub where you can look out to the lagoon!
Situated at the farthest point on the road in North Akumal, there is very little road traffic. Each morning greets its guest at Casa Romero with singing tropical birds and the solitude of the entire lagoon at your footsteps.
The architecture of this home is stunning. Enjoy a tall cold drink from the spacious living area, or the tropical breeze while swinging in the patio hammock next to the waterfront pool. Texture abounds; from the limestone exterior, the marble entry and baths, and the three flights of rich polished wood spiral steps or the new gourmet kitchen. The home is open, cool and wonderfully refreshing.
A separate area with satellite TV has been added for those guests who want to relax and watch a movie. Enjoy a short walk to nearby popular Half Moon Bay. Sit on the edge of Yalku Lagoon and feed the many colorful tropical fish. The lagoon is like a natural aquarium, and this house offers unlimited free access to swim in it at any time. Follow parrotfish, sea turtles and rays, as they swim in the inlet and around the coral reefs.
Read any book on Akumal and you will hear of Casa Romero, the first house built on the lagoon, built by a close associate of the founder of Akumal. Once you arrive, you will see why he picked this spot: the best in all Akumal, across from a white sand beach, with the inlet to the lagoon on the right and lagoon on the left, Casa Romero features direct access to the lagoon and the wonderful views of both the lagoon and the ocean.
Now totally restored and redecorated to maintain its grandeur, you will find three large bedroom suites and truly spacious common areas for maximum comfort and luxury. There is one large bedroom on the ground floor with a king-size bed. There are two bedrooms on the second floor: the master bedroom affords a spectacular view of the lagoon from the king-size bed and magnificent pink marble bathroom/dressing room. The third bedroom has both a queen-size bed and a double bed and also has its own outdoor patio. Each bedroom is fully air conditioned.
Gaze over the panoramic view of the lagoon from the main living room which features dramatic two-story high ceilings along the roof line and comfortable seating areas for different activities. The flat screen TV provides US content via satellite. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi internet access to send photographs to make your friends jealous, and use the supplied VOIP telephone for free calls to and from the US. Walk through the large patio doors which open onto a covered marble terrace overlooking the lagoon and the outdoor pool.
Walk out a few steps from the patio directly to your private access to the lagoon. Put on your snorkeling gear, turn left towards the head of the lagoon and commune with parrot fish, angel fish, sergeant fish, and many other exotic tropical fish. Turn right and swim towards the sea and you may spot a turtle or ray after the lagoon transitions to a sandy inlet. With essentially no waves, the lagoon is ideal for children and adults, and offers magnificent snorkeling for both the novice and more experienced.
Back inside, past the powder room, the entry way, and the spiral stairway to the second floor, the dining room once again features a view of the lagoon and a custom built dining suite with table and chairs for 10. Beyond the dining room, the completely redone large kitchen features all new appliances including an ice maker with purified water, tile and marble tops, and all new cabinets. Fully equipped, any cook will feel at home and ready to go. (A microwave is also there for those of us who are cooking impaired.) With this kitchen and the fully stocked place settings, glasses, and serving dishes, you can choose to fix your own meals, go out to any of the area restaurants, or hire your caretaker to fix you some special dinners you are sure to remember.
A large infinity pool is placed strategically next to the ground floor patio so that the water of the pool seems to blend in with the lagoon.
Unique to all of Akumal, Casa Romero has a high observation tower with comfortable seating on the balcony which encircles the tower. With a spectacular view of the lagoon, the ocean, and the surrounding area, you are likely to find this cool breezy hideaway your location of choice throughout the day and evening. You can often spot turtles in the inlet to the lagoon from the tower balcony. A small refrigerator is provided for ice and to keep your drinks cold.
Air conditioned bedrooms
Flat Screen TV with Satellite/DVD
Full Gourmet Kitchen
WiFi Internet Connection
Free telephone to US/Europe
Bed and Bath Linens
Private Gated Entrance
Large wooden spiral staircase
Ceiling Fans in every room
Cooking service available on request
Fireplace (unique to Akumal!)
Large marble patio for entertaining
Outdoor furniture in two places
Free Access to Yalku Lagoon
Ocean front yard, lagoon side
Maid service 6 days a week
Jet tub with an ocean view
Lockable bedroom doors & safes
3rd Story observatory with 360 degree view of the Caribbean, Lagoon and the jungle
BEFORE THE MEAL
• Chips and Salsa (spicy or mild)
1. Grilled Steaks: The best steaks are available at Costco in Cancun.
2. Grilled Fish: with or without garlic - Ask what fish are available
3. Maya Fish: baked with red sauce, onion, peppers
4. Fried shrimp: fried in butter, with or without garlic
5. Breaded shrimp: fried
6. Shrimp shish-ka-bob: with or without garlic and/or vegetables
7. Aracherra steak grilled: a local favorite
8. Fajitas: beef or chicken – with beans, guacamole, fried onions, salsa
9. Paella: seafood or chicken
10. Pork: marinated and grilled
11. Chicken: Grilled or Maya style (baked with red sauce, onion, peppers)
12. Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers: tomato, lettuce, onions
13. Grilled Lobster Tail (in season): with or without garlic
14. Bar-B-Que Pork: Maya style (baked with red sauce, onion, peppers)
• Chili Rehenos: rice and cheese in Pablano peppers or green peppers – a specialty
• Mashed potatoes: rich and delicious
• Pasta: with butter, or with red sauce with or without Pablano peppers
• Stir fry vegetables of the season: squashes, broccoli, onions, carrots, etc.
• Refried beans
• Parsley potatoes
• Macaroni & Cheese
• Salad: tossed salad or Maya style
2. Coconut Flan: a specialty
4. Grilled pineapple: with or without ice cream
5. Brownies: with or without ice cream
6. Fruit salad
7. Pineapple upside-down cake
8. Ice Cream
Event Fees: $1,000 (up to 25 people), $1,500 (up to 50 people), $2,000 (more than 50 people).
A minimum rental of 5 nights during the low season (7 nights in the high season) in Casa Romero, and the 3 town-homes are required when holding an event.
However, if you rent Casa Romero and the 3 townhomes for at least 7 nights, we will waive the event fees.
Gratuities: We recommend $4 to $6 per person per night for the gratuities for the accommodations staff.
For wedding/event groups, we collect a minimum of $4 per person/night in advance. There is no tax on this and 100% goes directly to the staff. The property will only allow Jennifer from Turtle Bay Weddings (www.turtlebayweddings.com) as event planner. Weddings and events are required to have her as an event planner.
|Seasons at Casa Romero||3BR 3.5BA|
2018 Jan 6 - Apr 13
2018 Nov 17 - Dec 21
2018 Apr 14 - Aug 24
2018 Aug 25 - Nov 16
2018 Dec 22 -
|Add Ons at Casa Romero||3BR 3.5BA|
|Base # of Guests||6|
|Max # of Guests||8|
|Extra PP Fee|
|Bedroom 3||1Q 1D||1||Lower Level|
|K = King, Q = Queen, D = Double, T = Twin, O = Other|