Casa Maare, Chemuyil, Xcacel Beach

House - Entire home/apt · Tulum, Chemuyil, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Casa Maare---at pristine Xcacel Beach and so close to Tulum ruins, jungle cenotes, Xelha Eco-park and more--- it's your comfy, cozy home base for a great vacation. Casa Maare is your sweet little casita in the jungle of the Maya Riviera.

Casa Maare---at pristine Xcacel Beach and so close to Tulum ruins, jungle cenotes, Xelha Eco-park and more--- it's your comfy, cozy home base for a great vacation. Casa Maare is your sweet little casita in the jungle of the Maya Riviera. All the comforts of home (kitchen, a/c, soft sheets and towels), all the adventure of the land of the Maya. Just minutes from Tulum ruins, spectacular white sand beaches, cool jungle cenotes, great snorkeling, tasty tacos and cold cervezas. The place is all yours (it's a second home). 1 hour 15 minutes from Cancun airport.

Welcome to Casa Maare, you’ve escaped to paradise on the Riviera Maya. Located between Akumal and Tulum, in the Chan Chemuyil fraccionamiento (subdivision) near Xcacel Beach, Casa Maare is furnished with Mexican style and colors using natural, sustainable materials such as bamboo. Everything about the home is fresh and bright. The casa has a traditional outdoor pergola for shade and beach towels, a cooler, chairs and umbrellas to enhance your time at Xcacel beach. The neighborhood features two pretty little cenotes and is close enough to walk to the beach or the Chemuyil pueblo.

Casa Maare's property managers, Debra and Cowboy, will greet you upon arrival and take you for a tour of the area so you can start enjoying your stay right away. They'll be available in the neighborhood to assist you with activity planning or whatever you might need during your stay.

Casa Maare has all the comforts of home---high thread count sheets, soft towels, a/c, a full kitchen, plush mattresses, a comfy couch, indoor and outdoor dining areas. Casa Maare comfortably accomodates 2 - 4 people, with indoor or outdoor dining for four and a sectional couch in the adjacent living area. A stay at Casa Maare is luxury and adventure at an affordable (email hidden)sa Maare is situated in a unique community of brightly colored homes populated by locals and Canadian and US expats and part-timers. The neighborhood, Chan Chemuyil, is surrounded by jungle filled with birds and animals and also features two small cenotes. Chan Chemuyil is a short walk from the Chemuyil pueblo and the pristine Xcacel beach, and is just minutes from the Meso-American reef for diving and snorkeling, and the Yucatan's famous cenotes, a system of underwater caves and caverns for the more experienced diver. A short drive or ride in a taxi or colectivo takes you to Yucatan adventures of a lifetime---Xel-Ha and Hidden Worlds Ecoparks, the Tulum and Coba ruins, The Jungle Place, and the Sian Kaan Biosphere.

Casa Maare and its neighborhood of chan chemuyil are unique in that they are modest, mayan-style homes originally built as staff housing for a resort that was never built on the nearby xcacel beach. The beach was declared a sea turtle sanctuary and the homes languished until a trio of enterprising investors re-packaged and marketed these little gems to locals and vacationers.

Built to last, these casitas have weathered 4 major hurricanes since 2001. Most owners purchased since 2007 and the tract has evolved into the techni-colored rows and various remodeled facades you see today.

Guests have access to the whole house, mi casa es su casa!

Interaction is limited to email and phone. I do not live at the casa. My property managers are nearby to help with anything you need during your stay.

Public transportation is easily available just around the corner on the main street. You can hop on a collective (van service) every 20 minutes and go anywhere from Playa del Carmen to Tulum for 20 pesos between 6am and 11pm. Taxis are also available by phone and the drivers know the neighborhood and will come pick you up. It's nice to have a car but not necessary. Bicycles are great to have as the roads are flat and there's plenty to see. Ask me about arranging to have bikes ready at the house for you for an additional fee.

Interaction with Guests

I don't live at the casa so interaction will be limited to email, phone, sms. I have property managers in the neighborhood who are readily available to guests.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • The perfect headquarters for a jungly, beachy, quiet, adorable, hot, relaxing getaway! The other reviews sum it up very nicely.

    April 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 32 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • We loved Casa Maare! It is in a perfect, quiet area located close to all the sights but with all of the comforts of home. We really enjoyed our stay. We love the small cenote at the end of our block and the beach is beautiful. We went to Coba, Tulum, Xel Ha, etc but the Spider Monkey Sanctuary was our favorite. We loved knowing that Cowboy and Debra were right around the corner if we needed anything. We are already trying to figure out when we can come back.

    March 2014
  • Heather was a fantastic host, and Casa Maare was wonderful! I recently stayed here for a week w/ three friends, and couldn't have asked for a better home base as we explored the Riviera Maya. We spent time on the beaches (Akumal and Tulum and Xcacel are all very different and each quite lovely), went scuba diving and snorkeling (there are amazing sights to be seen, just by walking off-shore in the right spots), hiking in the jungle, exploring ruins and climbing pyramids (Chichen Itza, Tulum, Ek Balam, and Coba are all incredibly majestic and easily gotten to), swimming in cenotes (there is a small one just a block away, another one with a zipline just up the road, and countless other impressive ones just a short drive away - get to Ik Kil, if at all possible), eating amazing food (be sure to stop at every taco stand you see along the road!), and exploring beautiful and welcoming towns (Akumal, Tulum, Chemuyil, and Valladolid are all a stone's throw away). Heather was extremely responsive, from the time we placed our reservation up until the day we left Mexico, and had lots of good suggestions for how to spend our time and negotiate logistics. She has property managers just down the road who helped us get to know the area and even sold us some homemade bacon! You can certainly get around w/ the collectivos, but we were very glad to have rented a car in Cancun and driven down, as it gave us maximum freedom to explore. This was a comfortable and homey place to stay, and allowed us to feel like regular visitors who had come back to our vacation home, rather than infrequent tourists who needed to be escorted and cared for at a resort. Our little group can't wait to plan another trip here!

    December 2013
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Westlake, Wittenberg University, School of Visual Arts, Cuesta College, Golden Gate University
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I'm a designer living on the Central Coast of California specializing in the use of sustainable materials for home interiors. I have been traveling all over Mexico for years and recently had the opportunity to purchase a little house in an amazing part of the Yucatan. It's my dream to share this wonderful part of the world with other travelers. I named the place Casa Maare because in the Yucatec language, "maare" is slang for "wow!" I mean, wow, I never thought I'd have a house in Mexico.
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