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CASA DE LAS JOYAS...SWEET CASITA NEAR XCACEL BEACH

Shelley

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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CASA DE LAS JOYAS...SWEET CASITA NEAR XCACEL BEACH

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Tulum House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Casa De Las Joyas is a colorful little slice of heaven and a wonderful, comfortable place to stay. the casa is located in a neighborhood of small homes originally built for locals within walking distance of Xcacel Beach. Xcacel Beach is home to turtle nesting grounds, and therefore protected by the Mexican government. Several publications have listed this beach as one of the top ones in Mexico, if not the world.

Decorated and painted in true Mexican style this 'jewel box' is perfect for those who are looking for a more traditional Mexican holiday experience. Much of the furniture was made by local artisans as we like to support our Riviera Maya economy. You might want to spend part of the day relaxing in the hammock in the backyard, listening to the gentle rush of falling water. Or you may want to take your morning coffee in the front yard, while admiring the park, listening to the native birds and enjoying the large fountain.

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shelley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014

About Shelley

My name is Shelley, and I'm a native Californian. I hate to sound ungrateful, because I live very near the Pacific Ocean, but I LOVE the calm waters of the Caribbean. I never dreamed I would own a home in Mexico, partly because I can be kind of a Four Seasons type of gal, and didn't want to have many responsibilities when I go on vacation. So I put a lot of amenities into the house so it feels like you're taking a high end vacation, but it just doesn't cost nearly as much!

I live near Pismo Beach, CA and I have a young daughter who loves coming to Chemuyil almost as much as I do. This might become a retirement destination, but that is many years away, so for now it is my beloved vacation home, and I hope you will love it too!

Shelley purchased this house in 2008

Why Shelley chose Tulum

After falling in love with the Akumal area in the early 90's I never made it back until 2007. I still loved it, but couldn't believe how much development had happened over a decade. Chemuyil is only 4 miles away from Akumal, but it is a sweet reminder of how Akumal used to be 10 years ago. When an opportunity came to purchase my home I couldn't pass it up! The pueblo (pop. 1000)is terrific, our little neighborhood has been lovingly updated and I love being so close to beach club action (Tulum), Snorkelling (Akumal) nightlife (Playa del Carmen) and boating (Puerto Aventuras). All very close by.

What makes this house unique

Chemuyil is such a quiet oasis, and I have one of only 5 homes that overlook the little park in our neighborhood (and the only one of the 5 that is available for rent). Sunrise and tea in the front yard admiring the park, morning and early afternoon at the beach, or Xel Ha or a cenote or shopping or...okay, the list goes on and on!! Late afternoons lounging in the hammock in the back yard, maybe sipping on a cerveza or margarita (I admit it, Happy Hour starts a little earlier for me in Mexico!). Evenings out at a small restaurant in the pueblo, or something near/on the beaches nearby. Okay, the casa has a perfectly lovely, fully stocked kitchen, and I do occasionally cook there! When my daughter is with me she loves the playgrounds in the pueblo, snorkelling in the calm waters of Akumal or going to the eco parks.

One of my favorite things is that I can relax from day one down there, knowing I can do as little or as much as I want, because it feels like heaven on earth to me.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
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Casa De Las Joyas...Sweet Casita Near Xcacel Beach
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
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Casa De Las Joyas...Sweet Casita Near Xcacel Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224320vb
-(805) 441-0771 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
3

Quaint little home - perfect if you want to be away from it all

  • 3 of 5
We loved the casa, but found out quickly upon arrival that we really should have rented a car. The location was not as I had expected - the beach was quite a long walk; you walk through the jungle or via the community streets (that takes much longer), cross a major highway with a barrier in the middle, then once you reach the other side, it's a hike to the beach down the long gravel road. We stayed 6 days and went to the beach once - it was too far for my 4-year-old daughter to walk in 90 degree weather and the bugs in the jungle were relentless. The seaweed was really bad this year as well, so there were bugs that jumped all over your skin as you went through it or attempted to hop over it to get to the water. The casa does not have a pool which turned out to be painful for us staying in one place for so long. We walked to town a couple of times, but again - it's a pretty long walk if you have small children in 90+ degrees and the bug bites accumulating. The property managers onsite were amazing and SO very helpful. We thought that we'd be closer to town, so when we arrived and it was dark, we did not know that we would have no way of getting food because you have to walk so far. The property managers stopped by and actually drove my mom to the grocery store so that she could buy us a couple of days worth of food. We took our laundry into town to get washed and when we went back the next day to pick it up, the place was closed. This was a major problem since we were leaving the next day. The property managers called and drove us to pick it up that next morning - thankfully. We really don't know what we would have done had they not been there. In the housing community within which this casa sits there are more American individuals than there are Mexican natives as far as I could tell. We had been expecting a more "real" and less "american" experience, I guess. That said, the house was clean and had everything that we needed to cook. The air conditioning was pretty good, but not great and the windows don't shut all of the way. You must spray Raid all over the doors and walls because the bugs are so bad, which again was an issue because of my 4-year-old daughter having to breath in the fumes. The bugs were so very bad that it seemed that no matter what kind of spray or lotion you used to repel them, they only worked about 50%. The backyard is private and very nice - we loved the fact that they had clotheslines.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
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Casa De Las Joyas...Sweet Casita Near Xcacel Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224320vb
-(805) 441-0771 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
5

Perfect Little Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Myself and my two teenage children had a perfect vacation! The house is adorable and I loved the decor. My best advice is to read everything that has been provided for you, the guest book and the folder with suggestions. Believe them they are right about the locals and who to deal with. The business men that were suggested were so amazing and helpful. I definitely think a car is imperative. While the local town is cute, there is no bank and the family stores are very small. We cooked most of our food at home and prepared great lunches for our daily outings. There is an amazing cenote behind Chan Chemuyil. 50 pesos per person. The water is amazing!! We loved going to Akumel beach. Plenty to eat and see, especially underwater. Be sure to wear bug repellent at dusk. If you want a pretty walk with morning coffee just head across the street to a cute cenote in your front yard. The property has everything you need to enjoy your trip. I hope you enjoy yours as much as we enjoyed ours. Oh the code for internet took a few tries(confusion with 0/o, 1/l, etc.) but once you get it right, it works great!!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casa De Las Joyas...Sweet Casita Near Xcacel Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224320vb
-(805) 441-0771 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
Chicago, Illinois
5

Great house in a sweet location

  • 5 of 5
This house is fabulous and sweet! A friend and I rented it for a few days to get away from the interminable winter this year, and couldn't have picked a better spot. It's close to a beautiful beach, a nice village, and a major road that can take you to bigger population areas if you want.

I highly recommend renting bikes—Shelley arranged to have them ready for us on the day we arrived, and picked up the day we left, which was perfect—everything is walkable, but the biking is pleasant and will save a fair bit of time getting groceries in the village and getting to the beach, etc. The place was just the right size, and well ventilated; even on hot days, we had enough breeze and didn't need the air conditioning at all. Internet worked great, and we loved the video collection for chilling at night. A few small blips here and there, but the property manager was quick to respond to any concerns. All in all, I can't imagine staying anywhere else for a trip in this area. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Casa De Las Joyas...Sweet Casita Near Xcacel Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224320vb
-(805) 441-0771 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
Fair Oaks, CA. U.S.A.
5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Casa De Las Joyas is a centrally located, charmingly furnished, and lovingly maintained haven––close to resorts, cultural sights, and great local dining––only a side step away from the madding crowds. Located in a private neighborhood at the edge of the jungle and across the highway from beautiful, secluded beaches, the casita offers unparalleled access to an action-packed (or fully relaxed) vacation stay.

During my five day stay I snorkeled at three different beaches, dined at great local eateries (and ate the best grilled snapper of my life!), shopped first class galleries and colorful local markets, attended a Day Of The Dead bash at a local expatriate bar, and still had time to explore the local cenotes, take long walks on the beach, and cat-nap in a palapa or two. Casa De Las Joyas provided the perfect staging ground for an amazing and relaxed adventure!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa De Las Joyas...Sweet Casita Near Xcacel Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224320vb
-(805) 441-0771 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
Fair Oaks, CA. U.S.A.
5

I'm beginning to rethink "There's No Place Like Home"

I'm beginning to rethink "There's No Place Like Home"
  • 5 of 5
Casa De Las Joyas is a charming oasis with artistic touches throughout! The property has been lovingly maintained. It's in a great location, the neighbors are friendly and helpful, and there are tons of things to see and do. The owner's notes (located in the binder on the front table) offer many great tips on local activities. Rather than staying at a resort or a hotel, Casa De Las Joyas offers the exceptional opportunity to intimately experience the best of the Mayan Riviera.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa De Las Joyas...Sweet Casita Near Xcacel Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224320vb
-(805) 441-0771 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
4

Birthday Fun

  • 4 of 5
The Casa was small, neat & clean & met all of our needs. The thoughtful extras (cooler/beach chairs/towels/umbrella) were wonderful to use. Secluded from hi volume areas, but accessable to many beaches & sights. Neighborhood was friendly. We would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing

Map

Many cenotes and caverns nearby for diving. 2km from Xel Ha Eco Resort.

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Rates & Availability

From $90 Per night

Tulum House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
4 night minimum stay
$105
$665
$2,700
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 16 - Jan 2
7 night minimum stay
$980
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $125 Nightly
 
High Season
Jan 3 - Apr 30
4 night minimum stay
$110
$735
 
Discounts: 15 nights or more: $95 Nightly
 
Summer/Fall Rates
May 1 - Oct 30
4 night minimum stay
$90
$595
$2,250
 
 
Pre Holiday
Nov 1 - Dec 15
4 night minimum stay
$115
$735
 
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $95 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Tulum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full/double size futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new bed with luxury linens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Second bedroom has a full sized futon, with the highest quality mattress, linens are included and are high thread count cotton.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Walking distance to Xcacel Beach, bicycles available for rental, delivered and picked up from the casa. Fountain in back. This casita is across the street from a pretty park with a beautiful cenote. Toiletries and hairdryer in bathroom. Netflix available at no extra charge.

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