Esta es una casa, grande, moderna de piedra en una rancheria de 100 personas a 15 kms de Valladolid, ciudad colonial, y muchas sitios arqueologicos cercanos, incluyendo Chichen. Sus vecinos son muy hospitalarios, tranquilos y respetuosos. Bienvenidos
This is a large modern stone house in a Mayan village of 100 people in the jungle 10 miles from the colonial city, Valladolid and many other ruins, including Chichen Itza . Your neighbors are super hospitable, quiet and respectful. The unique home is a small organic farm, but you aren't expected to work! You have a large separate bedroom, bathroom and either share my kitchen or have your own separate, . You are close to both Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico beaches (1-1/2 hour drive or bus ride) and resorts, and have an in-house guide if desired in your host who has lived there 10 years. Cancun, and Merida, the capital of Yucatan and a spectacular, cultured city, are only 2 hours away by driving or bus. With advanced notice for insurance and availability, you have my Toyota xtra cab with camper for limited use. You have cellular phone service but there is no TV, cable nor internet, except in the nearby Valladolid, where they are plentiful. The village is 3 miles off the main highway and joined to it by a good, asphalt paved road. With advanced notice, you have access to two or possibly more good bicycles to ride to the neighboring Cuncunul where buses, taxis and mini buses make frequent stops.
The whole home, shared respectfully while they are here.
Interaction with Guests
As much as they want and I have time for.
There is plenty of public transport, buses, combis, vans, taxis on the main road 3 miles away, and I take guests at least to there. I usually meet guests who don't rent a car at the bus station and charge for gas ( about $4 dollars) sometimes, as I often come into Valladolid.
I have five bicycles for guest use.
Other Things to Note
I prefer that if a guest is not able to sleep well ( as has happened rarely for example due to the roosters crowing early on a full moon!) or is uncomfortable in any way that they notify me immediately, wake me up, etc.
respectful of neighbors; smoking only outside. No loud party without previous arrangement.
Me and my girlfriend had an amzing time with allan. The house was easy to find and can only be described as magical. We would highly recommend staying here if you have the chance. Be prepared to be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the jungle and engaged in stimulating conversation over a delicious breakfast with the local amazing dog "buxni"(sorry allan could only guess at that spelling) and mowgli the cat
Die Zeit bei Allan war mit die schönste während der ganzen Reise. Das Haus ist etwas ganz besonders, fernab der klassichen Touristenunterkünfte. Hier spürt das wahre Mexico und der Blick von der Dachterrasse über die Bäume des Urwaldes ist atemberaubend.
Authentic experience? Then this is your place. It is in the jungle, in a Mayan village. Allan is really knowledgable and can tell you all you need about Mayan culture and guide you towards the best Maya sites to visit. The whole atmosphere at Allan's place was warm and welcoming. We even slept in hammocks on the roof above the jungle - and what an experience it was. We bought some hammocks directly from the local makers next door. I recommend those. Thanks Allan. We had a lovely stay, very much thanks to you .
Allan is an excellent host, who do everything to make his guests happy. Thanks a lot for the meal and the warm water in the shower! He has an extensive knowledge of the area and the cities of Valladolid and Mérida. His recommendations to several attractions and restaurants were sensational.
The area and the house are unique! With the sunset you can hear, how the jungle wakes up. In the night you have a beautiful outlook to the starry sky from the roof, where you can also sleep in a hammock.
Thank you for this time, the stories, this lot of informations and recommendations and i hope you can fix the clutch as soon as possible. Sorry for my bad english!
Allen was a wonderful host; he did everything possible to make my stay enjoyable. Thanks, Allen, and I hope your truck gets well. (Ha!)
Seriously, I hope I can count you as a friend now, and hope to see you the next time I am in the Yucatan.
Our time with Allan was wonderful. We instantly felt at ease with him, and in his home. We spent a lot of time bombarding him with questions just because his knowledge of the area and Mayan culture is so vast! Highly recommended for people who are looking for a truly unique experience. Thank you Allan! Flora & Ben xx
We spent the last two days of our road trip through the Yucatan with Allan.
He made us feel at home immediately. The evening of our arrival, we joined Allan for a Cuba themed fundraising event at the English library in Valladolid. He also provided us with much information about the area and his recommendations were phenomenal.
We loved the architecture and design of Allan's house. Hearing the jungle awake in the morning and watching the sunset in the evening made it a truly magical stay.
We hope to return to this area of Mexico in the future and will definitely stay with Allan again.
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