view observatoryguest bathroom, 2nd flr, and stair to 3rd.

Private room

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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About this listing

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

The space

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 (25 minutes by car) . 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 share my kitchen, and the whole house .The top deck or observatory is good for stars, and for birds early in a.m. You are close to both Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico beaches (1-1/2 to 2 hour drive or bus ride) and resorts, and have an in-house guide if desired in your host who has lived there 12 years. Cancun, and Merida, the capital of Yucatan and a spectacular, cultured city, are only 2 hours away by driving or bus. You have cellular phone service, wi-fi, 3G internet (sometimes weak), but there is no TV, nor cable . In the nearby Valladolid, internet access is free, or cheap and 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, or through the jungle to a beautiful church in Uayma (3 hrs. RT.)

Guest access

The whole home, shared respectfully while they are here.

Interaction with guests

As much as they want and I have time for.

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.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking

respectful of neighbors; smoking only outside. No loud party without previous arrangement.



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1 night minimum stay

174 Reviews

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Robert User Profile
June 2017
This was my 2nd stay with Allan, a warm welcome and pleasant conversation as always. The accomodation has the feel of a retreat, which is exactly what i was looking for. I stayed with Allan for my first and last night in the Yucatan peninsula, so the 2nd stay was a good follow-up. Allan has been around long enough to offer very tailored recommendations for each traveler. He also knows the best hidden eateries in Valladolid or the surrounding villages. Highly recommend!

Robert User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful stay with a wealth of knowledge! Allan made me feel right at home and gave tips and pointers for the remainder of my itinerary in the Yucatan. Glad he was my first stop!

Derek User Profile
May 2017
Allan's place is a trip. It's a four-story house in a Mayan village in the middle of the jungle. That's all you need to know if the place is right for you. Yes, there are loud birds and bugs, and somewhat limited facilities/transportation, but it's because you are really in a jungle. Allan was an excellent host. He was both willing to pick us up from the bus station and dropped my friend and me back in town multiple times when he was heading in. He is very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and can give you great tips on what to see and how much you should pay to get there (ie Chichen Itza). One of the best parts of our stay was he gave us a tour of the village he lives in, and we met quite a few of his neighbors, of whom he is very close with. I would just recommend anyone looking at this place stay for the experience of it all. It is definitely a unique one that I won't forget.
Allan User ProfileAllan is a superhost.
Response from Allan:
Derek told me that he marked down "cleanliness" because he wanted future guests to know " it was in the jungle." Though he didn't mention it while he was here, he did give me private feedback on "cleanliness", with the single word, "bugs." I've had very few if any guests complain of insects. I will not spray except in urgent situations ( rare) because I don't think having poisons around a living area is a good idea.
May 2017

Shannon User Profile
May 2017
Allan's place is very special. You instantly feel at home, Allan takes an interest in all of his guests, and he gives great tips to use throughout your stay. We had a view of all the stars over the canopy at night, and a fresh, delicious breakfast every morning. We were so happy to meet him on this trip, and enjoyed the bit of paradise he has built in the Mayan jungle. Don't hesitate to add this airbnb to your adventure!!

Michelle User Profile
March 2017
Alan is a very intelligent, well-read ex-pat whose house is like a 4 story art exhibit that Dr. Suess may have designed (although Alan designed and built it himself, and is continuously adding on). He lives in a peaceful Mayan village, very safe and quiet, far from any other tourists. We had wonderful conversation at night on the roof of his casa, which he specifically built to be higher than the surrounding forest, and the view is absolutely the best in the area (especially since you can no longer climb the main pyramid at Chichen Itza). He graciously made breakfast for me, which had the most amazing and fresh fruits, along with homemade honey, yogurt, and cheese, fresh eggs and smoked pork from the locals, just amazing. Stay here! You will love it.

Gabriele User Profile
March 2017
This was by far the best airbnb experience I have ever had. Allan is such an amazing host. I had such a good time talking about life with him and getting to know each other. He took me to some of his favorite restaurants and gave me recommendations of what to do. He also has 2 lovely dogs I enjoyed playing with. If you plan on coming to the Valladolid or the Yucatan Peninsula you need to stay here! Thanks Allan!

Murthy User Profile
March 2017
Allan is a great host who is very well read in many different fields. It really felt like he was sharing his home with us.

Yucatan, Mexico · Joined in July 2012
Allan User ProfileAllan is a superhost.

Spiritual , ecologist (B.S. Cornell University)farmer healer : conversation, compassion, love, patience, generosity. Love music & literature, writing , painting and illustrating. Retired and promoting organic agriculture and environmental work. Retired general building contractor, San Francisco, California.

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