Casa Esperanza pool area

Guest Comments

All visitors who stay at Esperanza are encouraged to write comments in the Guest Book. Here are what some of them have to say:

"This is our third time to Akumal and to Casa Esperanza. Linda and her staff are great. The house is lovely and we feel very much at home here. We don't want to leave. Akumal Bay, though more crowded than last year, is still the prettiest bay we have found on the Riviera Maya coast. We are sad to see that our little fishing village is slowly being discovered by the outside world! But alas, doesn't that happen to all the great places?"
Wendy, Scott, Mark & Alicia
Toronto, Canada
April 2014

"This is the 4th place we've stayed at in Akumal and it's our favorite. Great home, great location, great staff, great service. Thanks for everything."
Doug & Shirley
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
March 2014

"We've had a fabulous vacation and cannot wait to come back to Akumal. Esperanza is even better than the photos on the website. We've rented other places in Mexico and have been disappointed when the photos make the place look better than it is. Not here! Also, the beds and the linens (high count cotton) are very comfortable... such a nice surprise."
The Roebuck Family
Steamboat Springs, CO
January 2014

"What a place! Akumal is great and Casa Esperanza is a perfect place to stay... within walking distance to everything. We stayed a week and never rented a car. Can't recommend it highly enough."
Bob & Marie
New Orleans, LA
September 2013

"This was our first time in Mexico and we couldn't have found a better place. Akumal is lovely; just far enough from the crowds yet close to everything -- beach, shops, restaurants. Villa Esperanza was everything we hoped it would be -- private, comfortable and within easy walking distance to the beach. On our last day, the ocean was calm and flat and we finally went snorkeling. To our amazement, we saw a moray eel, 3-4 rays, a baby skate and 2 turtles!!! I didn't think I would see any! We will definitely be back."
Allerina & Glen MacLarty
Sydney, Australia
March 2013

"Going home...don't want to. We have had a great time and will be back very soon. The villa is fantastic and could ask for no more. Love the art on the toilet rolls... If you love cats, like we do, go to the supermarket on your left..."
Sarah & Simon
Hampshire, UK
February 2013

"The villa exceeded our expectations in every way -- it's absolutely gorgeous and the caretakers are wonderful!! The d├ęcor is beautiful with amazing location. We couldn't have been happier!!"
The Bonney Family
December 2012

"Beautiful villa for a family vacation. Peaceful but close enough to walk to everything. Excellent staff -- very attentive. Great weather. Thanks for sharing Casa Esperanza!"
The Loebe Family
Boone, NC
October 2012

"We can think of only one word to describe our experience....FABULOSO!!!
Amy, Carol & Dan
Dallas, TX
May 2012

"Thank you for providing us with such a lovely retreat -- and respite -- from our daily lives! Esperanza was perfect for our two young children -- years 4 and 6 -- especially the pool and the proximity to the beaches, restaurants, etc. Thank you!"
Carolyn, Chris, Charlotte & Luke
Boston, MA
February, 2012

"We had a wonderful vacation. Akumal is delightful and Casa Esperanza is lovely. The house and gardens are just beautiful. It's such a pleasure to be here. We will definitely come back!"
John & Lori
Portland, OR
January, 2012

"We've been coming to Akumal for many years. After we found Casa Esperanza, we won't stay anywhere else. This is our third year here and it just gets better and better every time we come. What a great villa in a great location."
The Dell family
Boulder, CO
November, 2011

"There couldn't be a place more perfect to relax this side of Weaver like Casa Esperanza! The staff is incredible, the location is perfect, the house is homey. What a Great Week!"
Walker & Cathy
Tulsa, OK
August, 2011

"The house is everything we need and more! So close to the beach..We have been truly blessed!"
St. Cloud, MI
February 2011

"You have the nicest home! Loved our stay.."
Wanda and Don
Hadley, MA
January 2011

"What a wonderful villa and lovely town! We loved our stay here and were delighted to have just missed the "blizzard of 2010" back home. Your home is beautiful with amazing attention to detail."
Newton, MA
January 2011

"Thank you for another fantastic week at Villa Esperanza. This year was just as fabulous as last year!"
The Astons
Chicago, IL
December 2010

"This is our 7th visit to Akumal in eight years...Villa Esperanza has been our favorite place to stay. I sit in the backyard admiring the architecture and landscaping. It reminds me of growing up in southern California."
Kim and Wayne
December 2010

"This truly is a great villa. We had high expectations and we were not disappointed. Akumal is special. One of the very nice places we have seen in Mexico; a mix of its great location on the Maya Riviera and the nice people and culture we have found here."
Lee Ann
Montreal, Canada
July 2010

"Another wonderful week spent at Esperanza! Everything was perfect. We really appreciated the well stocked kitchen - we cooked some fabulous meals here this year... Your villa is the nicest spot in Akumal - just what the doctor ordered. Thank you so much for sharing your home. We hope to return again."
Ruth & Michael
St. Louis, MO
March 2010

"Your home in Akumal is a true gem and we had a spectacular time. We appreciated many touches that put your home a class above most any of the other rentals. The kitchen was well furnished, high quality linens and beds, the cleaning and landscaping services were excellent... and the home itself was just thoughtfully designed. We had a lot of wind during our stay, and while those with high priced ocean front rentals were suffering in their rooms, we were sunning ourselves in our protected backyard with infant happily playing in the pool or napping in the hammock!
San Francisco, CA
March, 2010

"We had a wonderful time in your lovely place. What an excellent location. The whole experience was even better than expected. We cooked some great meals in the beautiful kitchen. I love the layout of the kitchen/family room and would like a similar plan in our next house. We'd love to return again."
The Jendens
Saudi Arabia
February 2010

"We had a wonderful break from the snowy mountains. This was our second trip to Akumal and we loved being close to the beach and town. Your house was fabulous and we appreciated the chance to call it home for a week."
The Watkins
Park City, Utah
February 2010

"Esperanza is absolutely a beautiful villa in a beautiful, tropical setting. As before, we enjoyed all that Esperanza offers, serenity, relaxation, peace, easy access to all of Akumal. I hope it's not another tres anos before our return. Muchas gracias!
Lynn and Ernie
Austin, Texas
February 2010

"What a treat this Esperanza villa is... Beautiful to the eyes everywhere you look. Relaxing to the body wherever you choose to lounge. Refreshing to the soul to take in the peace of such a place."
Greg and Brenda
Austin, Texas
February 2010

"What a wonderful oasis!! The house is perfect and Akumal is a fantastic getaway. We loved the food, nighttime walks to Buena Vida for dinner, snorkeling and exploring Tulum and Coba. Casa Esperanza is such a great house in a perfect location! We will be back!"
The Astons
Chicago, IL
December 2009

"We couldn't have hoped for a better setting for our honeymoon. We had a great time diving, snorkeling with the turtles, happy hour sunsets at La Buena Vida, gecko counting on the patios, and sleeping in to all hours."
Chandra and Jamie
Fort Collins, CO
October 2009

"We had an absolutely amazing time in Akumal and at Esperanza! The house is beautiful, the gardens are fantastic, and the pool is a wonderful treat. We had all of the comforts of home.... but much better. Your home is so special and we enjoyed your personal touches."
Cynthia and James
Dallas, Texas
July 2009

"Your home is absolutely amazing. So quiet and just walking distance to everything anyone could need. I just want to sit by this blue pool and marvel at the craftsmanship. It is obvious that you designed this home with care. I come to Akumal often and have stayed in many places--this home, by far, is my favorite. I feel very lucky to have found it."
Lake Tahoe
June 2009

"Your home was a beautiful refuge. We couldn't believe that it was even more spectacular than the photos compelling us to rent here, but it was. My family kept asking to return to the peace of Esperanza and our nights swimming, laughing and playing cards are some of our best memories."
April 2009

"This was a fantastic trip! The villa is even more beautiful than it appeared on the internet.......We swam in the pool, danced, sang and just loved being here!"
W. Springsteen
December 2008

"We had many places to choose from and we could not have picked a better place. Your staff was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed Akumal because it wasn't as touristy as the other places and the snorkeling was amazing! The cenotes were also amazing. We will definitely be coming back and telling others about this place and house! Thank you!"
June 2008

"Esperanza has exceeded all the highest expectations!! The beauty, location, privacy and your exquisite taste and talent has made this a special home away from home. I really enjoyed the nightly star show. I hope future guests will turn off all the lights and view the brilliant constellations by the pool...Esperanza is certainly unique and magical!"
San Francisco, CA
April 2008

"You must have enjoyed creating your charming home so very much. Every detail from the colorful Mexican tiles, to the artwork and then the woodwork are all a delight to see. The exterior of your home is equally, if not more beautiful. Its sophisticated elegance speaks for itself. I look forward to coming back here to Esperanza. Thank you so much for opening up your piece of heaven for myself and my family."
Waunakee, WI
April 2008

"Our vacation to Akumal was way beyond what we imagined......Your villa was wonderful. [W]e have rented many houses in the past 15 years at different places in the world. Your place was the most beautiful and the best for its price. It was incredibly clean and comfortable, located in an ideal spot, so close to the beach and the village but so private at the same time. We truly felt at home. Your wonderful truly a little piece of paradise!"
Quebec, Canada
March 2008

"We had a terrific vacation and [Esperanza] played a huge part of that. We really, really enjoyed our stay. Perfect location, perfect garden, perfect pool, perfect open air design. Our compliments."
Boise, ID
January 2008

"First of all, we love Casa Esperanza. We had a great time in Akumal and enjoyed the house immensely..................After we left Akumal we spent 10 days in Puerto Adventuras. The entire time there, we wished we were back at Casa Esperanza."
Jim and Kristin
Oregon City, OR
January 2008

"Esperanza was a perfect place for our family. It is private, but convenient, lovely and welcoming..........We were totally satisfied with our vacation and with Esperanza. I'm so glad we found you on VRBO."
Elk River, MN
December 2007

"This is a fabulous place for a family vacation. We all had a wonderful time. What a great location for......walks on the beach, visiting ruins in Tulum and Coba, shopping in Playa, snorkeling in the lagoon, seeing the show at Xcaret and swimming with the dolphins. We also enjoyed swimming and relaxing by the pool. Esperanza is so comfortable and beautifully decorated! Hope to return soon!"
Tom, Becky, Sarah & Corena
Dyersburg, TN
June 2006

"We had a wonderful time in Akumal. Esperanza is beautiful! Very impressive. What a beautifully decorated hacienda. Muchas gracias for the hospitality. We look forward to our next visit!"
Brad, Alan & Loretta
Houston, TX
July 2006

"Akumal, Mexico is wonderful! The atmosphere here is very cozy and welcoming. Esperanza is conveniently located and has made our stay here even better. Esperanza is perfect in every way..... meeting my every need. I enjoyed all the activities we did, whether it be snorkeling, lounging by Esperanza's pool, sight-seeing at the Mayan ruins or sun-bathing by the ocean. My stay here will be unforgettable and has created many memories. I hope to come back to Esperanza in the near future!!"
Taylor Stinson
Cashiers, NC
August 2006

"The quiet, sleepy village of Akumal is a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the sun, ocean -- Peace! Esperanza is so homey. I found myself comfortable just being here -- no need to be elsewhere. Great day trips included Valladolid (an inland city) where shopping is plentiful. Found a fabulous leather shoe store where they were actually making the shoes in the back room. Had dinner at a wonderful restaurant. Oh, and the ruins -- right outside Valladolid is an exquisite, well-kept secret -- Ek Balam -- few tourists and beautiful Mayan architecture. Tulum was also great. I'll definitely return for a relaxing vacation soon and for a longer time!"
Laura Richardson
Osage City, KS
November 2006

"Every expectation has been surpassed. What a place! It will stay in our memories for a long, long time. Melba and Jorge are just super!! Your lovely Mayan Riviera home is a keeper. We will be back!!"
The Bliss Family
Wellesley, MA
December 2006

"We have spent a week in Casa Esperanza and Akumal that by far have fulfilled our expectations! You have created a wonderful and exotic place and we love it! Akumal was the place I had hoped it to be with small boutiques, restaurants, etc. and a fantastic beach. It's a dream to be swimming with turtles when you have your morning swim. Thank you very much."
Lucas, Oystein & Anne Marit
Oslo, Norway
January 2007

"Muchas Gracias for the wonderful week of paradise! Villa Esperanza is by far the most beautiful place we've ever stayed! The decor, the pool, the kitchen, the bedrooms & the grounds made us feel like we were vacationing in Eden. We will definitely be back again."
Shana, Michael, Ruth & Michael
St. Louis, MO
February 2007