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Enchanting Beach Front Villa - Sleeps 2 - 6

Gisele Muller

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Gisele Muller

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015
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Enchanting Beach Front Villa - Sleeps 2 - 6

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Xcalak Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa (with a full kitchen) 2 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms

If you are looking for a private, relaxing vacation getaway, Xcalak is the place for you. Located on Costa Maya's southern most tip, Xcalak is in the last undeveloped area of the Yucatan Coast. Whether you are interested in World Class Diving on the nearby Chinchorro Banks, bonefishing on the Chetumal Bay flats , great snorkeling right in front of our beach or just enjoying the varied wildlife, the area is a nature lovers delight. Located on the Mexican Caribbean 7.8 kilometers north of Xcalak, the house's upper unit has a fully equipped kitchen, beautifully tiled bath and living room with TV. The dining room (seats 6) has a thatched roof which opens on to a beautiful terrace. A large master bedroom with it’s own personal bathroom and patio has been added to the apartment. It features a king bed which can become 2 separate single beds and a single futon. Facing the sea, one accesses the beach patio by a slider. You can also enter the room via a spacious breezeway with futon.

Check in : 3:00 PM

Check out : 10:00 AM

Amenities:

Caretakers on site.

Maid Service 6 days/week (except Sunday).

Beachfront thatched dining palapa with gas B.B.Q.

Satellite Sky TV .

Internet Wifi.

Bottled Purified drinking water.

Blender, Coffee pot & other kitchen items.

Towels and linens.

Ceiling Ventilators.

Safety deposit box in each bedroom.

Kayaks & Bicycles - Free use for guests.

Various snorkeling gear ~ free use for guests.

Beach side decks with chairs and tables.

Rooftop lounging area and observatory.

Raft on the sea in front of the house.

Thatched - roof dock on the lake behind the house.

Palapa sunshade on the beach, lounge chairs.

Outdoor shower.

The house's environment: Besides being a beachfront property, behind the house's garden, there is a lake (laguna) which is great for kayaking and fishing. Theses 'lagunas' are home to many different species both aquatic (bonefish, baby tarpon, ...) and land (birds, small crocodiles, ...). The Xcalak area is know for its flyfishing and generally for fishing. It is also a superbe area for diving with its great barrier reef and with 'Banco Chinchorro', an atoll 2 1/2 hours away by boat. The island of San Pedro, Belize is only a 1 1/2 hour boat ride away and makes an interesting day trip as does Mahahual , a town 60 km north of Xcalak. Finally the Mayan ruins of Chaccoben are only 2 hours away.

Further information: The house is located in a marine park. Upon arrival, please stop at XTC Dive Centre to purchase your entry bracelet. XTC is found on the beach road to your left when leaving Xcalak.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gisele Muller (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Gisele Muller

Philippe is French and Gisele is Canadian. They work in France in the entertainment business doing cultural shows.

Gisele Muller purchased this villa in 2007

Why Gisele Muller chose Xcalak

We chose to buy in Xcalak and more particularly Casa Caracola because the snorkelling is fantastic right off the beach in front of the house. There are many coral heads there and the reef is not for off.

What makes this villa unique

Philippe loves the sea and they both spend much of their time doing water activities such as snorkelling and free diving.

The other positive point is that the area is very peaceful and relaxing. It is truly a unique and authentic spot.

Guestbook comments from the owner

January 13 to 16, 2015

Thank you again for the wonderful experiences here at Casa Caracola. We are so fortunate to have made your acquaintance. We will be back soon to swim, relax, enjoy, see and indulge in the “Good Life”.
Jan 2015
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Enchanting Beach Front Villa - Sleeps 2 - 6
average rating of 4.875 based on 44 reviews
Alaska
4

Secluded and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Caracola. The house is clean, comfortable, and well equipped. The picutures on the web site are accurate. The beach is beautiful and the water an amazing color as viewed from the upstairs deck. We enjoyed hanging out on the deck in the sun and at night to view the stars. The road from Xcalak to the house is pretty rough and takes about 20 minutes for 8km so going to one of the few restaurants is not a quick trip. We ate in that worked well for us. The snorkeling was fun and we only got to take the kayaks out once because of the wind. We had fun scuba diving with XTC. There was an issue of a break-in several houses down one night and a nice neighbor informed us so we were sure to lock the door and accessible window at night. A safe is provided for valuables and we had no problems. Casa Caracola was a great place for us to stay in Xcalak. Thanks Gisele!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The most amazing hotel ever! It was really the highlight of our trip!

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best hotel I’v ever stayed in! Me and my boyfriend was just blowened away. The rooms were incredible. They had just thought about every single detail. And the view… WOW! Every morning I woke up doing my yoga in the morning sun on the big wonderful terrace outside our bedroom (a yoga persons dream!), and afterwords we had breakfast there in the sun looking out over the sea.

The house is just on the beach and a few meters from the the crystal clear water where you can walk twenty meters out and the water will still be just up to your knees. This place is just perfect for families with little once, or families with older children, for couples or just to go by your self.

Just about 50 meters out in the sea there is a coral reef (!) where me and my boyfriend went snorkeling with Phiippe, one of the house owners! This was crazy unbelievable! Philippe leaded us through this amazing labyrinth of corals, just like the corals had builded a road between their walls. Amazing fishes, big and small, surrounded us. Philippe showed us a huge lobster and I never in my life thought I would swim so close to a ray!

Close to the house, on the other side, there is a beautiful lake (where you can borrow a little boat) that we unfortunate didn’t had time to explore.

The house also have kayaks you can borrow.

Next to the house lives a little family, Luc and Teo and there beautiful little daughter. This couple cleans and takes care of the house. And they are doing a fantastic job I most say. We asked them to prepare a chicken for us and wow… this was the most juicy, tasty and amazing chicken I’v ever eaten in my life!

This secret place, far away from the city, is an Mexican treasure. I’m so glad I went there and I just need to come back! On our trip in Mexico we explored Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Akumal, Cobá, Cichen Itza, Valladolid, Hollbox, Cancun and of course Xcalac and this was truly the highlight of our trip!

At last I want to give a BIG thank you to the amazing couple, Gisele and Philippe, who owns this beautiful house. They was so warm and welcoming and was just fantastic and helpful through our stay in Casa Caracola. All the time taking care of us and making sure everything was perfect made it even more special than it already was.

Thank you so much Gisele, Philippe, Lus and Teo

A big hug from Sweden!

Amanda and Mustafa

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

The most amazing hotel ever! It was really the highlight of our trip!

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best hotel I’v ever stayed in! Me and my boyfriend was just blowened away. The rooms were incredible. They had just thought about every single detail. And the view… WOW! Every morning I woke up doing my yoga in the morning sun on the big wonderful terrace outside our bedroom (a yoga persons dream!), and afterwords we had breakfast there in the sun looking out over the sea.

The house is just on the beach and a few meters from the the crystal clear water where you can walk twenty meters out and the water will still be just up to your knees. This place is just perfect for families with little once, or families with older children, for couples or just to go by your self.

Just about 50 meters out in the sea there is a coral reef (!) where me and my boyfriend went snorkeling with Phiippe, one of the house owners! This was crazy unbelievable! Philippe leaded us through this amazing labyrinth of corals, just like the corals had builded a road between their walls. Amazing fishes, big and small, surrounded us. Philippe showed us a huge lobster and I never in my life thought I would swim so close to a ray!

Close to the house, on the other side, there is a beautiful lake (where you can borrow a little boat) that we unfortunate didn’t had time to explore.

The house also have kayaks you can borrow.

Next to the house lives a little family, Luc and Teo and there beautiful little daughter. This couple cleans and takes care of the house. And they are doing a fantastic job I most say. We asked them to prepare a chicken for us and wow… this was the most juicy, tasty and amazing chicken I’v ever eaten in my life!

This secret place, far away from the city, is an Mexican treasure. I’m so glad I went there and I just need to come back! On our trip in Mexico we explored Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Akumal, Cobá, Cichen Itza, Valladolid, Hollbox, Cancun and of course Xcalac and this was truly the highlight of our trip!

At last I want to give a BIG thank you to the amazing couple, Gisele and Philippe, who owns this beautiful house. They was so warm and welcoming and was just fantastic and helpful through our stay in Casa Caracola. All the time taking care of us and making sure everything was perfect made it even more special than it already was.

Thank you so much Gisele, Philippe, Lus and Teo

A big hug from Sweden!

Amanda and Mustafa

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

notre paradis

  • 5 of 5

nous avons eu le bonheur de retourner a Casa Caracola.....3 semaines merveilleuses, une parenthese enchantee pendant l'hiver francais si long.....des hotes parfaits, une location somptueuse, la mer et ses richesses a nos pieds, le soleil, la chaleur, calme et serenite .... le "lacher-prise" total....nous y reviendrons !

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Spirit Lake,Idaho
5

Most beautiful Villa in Xcalak!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best stay we have ever had! The Villa is gorgeous and so well maintained, felt like being home ! Had wonderful dogs that were friendly and fun, the caretaker and his wife were charming and helpful, and kept everything clean and beautiful our whole stay. The host and hostess were warm and friendly, and had beautiful artwork adorning the villa. The snorkeling was wonderful,and had comfy padded loungers on the beach .We used the BBQ for fish we caught on a great trip to San Pedro with local fishing guide Victor from Osprey Tours, and had the best time .We will return to Xcalak, and enjoy the slice of heaven at Casa Caracola again! Thank -you Gisele and Phillipe for sharing your lovely home with us ! :-)

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casa Caracola for 7 nights and we absolutely loved the property. We have stayed in Xcalak several times, and this was our fist stay at Casa Caracola. This is one of the most beautiful homes on the coast. We stayed in the upstairs apartment with a full kitchen, it was more than enough room for the two of us. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked almost all of our meals in. Once we arrived, we rarely used our car and we were perfectly happy relaxing on the beautiful beach, playing volleyball, biking down the beach road, snorkeling and kayaking out to the reef. The lagoon in the back of the property is very nice, great fishing and bird viewing. We loved the tranquility of Casa Caracola. The property owners Phillipe and Giselle are wonderful hosts. The caretakers were also extremely helpful. We highly recommend this property, and plan to come back again. "merci beaucoup!"

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
202 Kilometres
Chetumal - 2 1/2 hours away by car
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Costa de Cocos & Tierra Maya
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Mahahual - Xcalak Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Costa de Cocos & Tierra Maya
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Costa Maya
Car: recommended

Casa Caracola is 7.8 km north of Xcalak, right on the beach. There is a lake behind the property.

Other Activities: kayaking, bird watching

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Rates & Availability

From $93 Per night

Xcalak Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 6 2015 - Dec 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$93
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$252
 
 
High Season
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$118
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%
Notes Special double occupancy rates offered with the Queen Bedroom only (except for Holiday Season).
High Season
$150USD/nite w tax ($126.05 without)
Low Season
$110USD/nite w tax ($92.44 without)
Deposit - due 7 days of booking to hold and confirm. Also accept $Can, Euro, Peso.
4 nights stay min.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Holiday Season December 21, 2015-January 3, 2016:
$300USD/nite w tax ($252.10/nite without)
High Season January 4-April 10, 2016: $250 USD/nite w tax ($210.08/nite without)
Low Season April 6 - Dec 20, 2015: $190.40USD/nite w tax ($160/night without)
Rates based on a max occupancy of 6 guests (2 bedrooms King & Queen, 2 bathrooms, breezeway with double futon, kitchen, dining room, living room.
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Amenities

Xcalak Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Queen Bathroom - toilet , shower , 1 sink
    King Bathroom - toilet , shower , 2 sinks. Rain forest shower.
    Exterior Shower - shower , outdoor shower
  • Beautifully tiled bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    King Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King bed convertible to 2 single beds.
  • The King bed can be separated to become two single beds. In the Master bedroom there is also a single futon. In the breezeway, there is another futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Maid service 6 days/wk (except Sunday & Mexican public holidays). Exterior thatched roof dining palapa with gas BBQ. Raft on the sea in front of the house. Thatched - roof dock on the lake behind the house. Solar powered house with cistern. Rooftop observatory and terrace.

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