Chemuyil House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
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. Located between Akumal and Tulum, in the Chan Chemuyil fraccionamiento (subdivision) near Xcacel Beach, Casa Maare is furnished in a casual style using natural, sustainable materials such as bamboo with accents of Mexican folk art. The casa has a traditional outdoor pergola for shade in the front, an umbrella table in the back, and beach towels, a cooler, chairs and umbrella to enhance your time at Xcacel beach.
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 and a/c. Casa Maare comfortably accomodates 2 - 4 people, with a basic kitchen, indoor or outdoor seating and a sectional couch in the adjacent living area. A stay at Casa Maare is comfort and adventure at an affordable rate.
Casa 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 cenotes, one deep enough for a cooling plunge.
Chan Chemuyil is a short walk from the Chemuyil pueblo and the pristine Xcacel beach and cenote, and is just minutes from ocean diving and snorkeling, and the Yucatan's famous cenotes, a system of underwater caves and caverns for the more experienced diver. A short drive 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.
Keywords: Casita, house, casa, beach, beaches, Tulum, Akumal
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
About Heather Tissue
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.
Heather Tissue purchased this house in 2009
Why Heather Tissue chose Chemuyil
The Tulum area of Quintana Roo is unique in all the world with an astonishing number of cultural, ecological, oceanographic and archeological wonders to explore and enjoy. The Yucatan peninsula offers something for all kinds of travelers---warm, sunny weather, calm, beach time relaxing, adventurous diving and birding, family-friendly ecological parks, historical tours of the ruins, festive dining and shopping, and more. It's an amazing place with a vibrant history and culture and I am happy to be able to share it with other travelers.
What makes this house unique
Casa Maare and its neighborhood of Chan Chemuyil are unique in that they are modest, Mexican-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 2 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.
When you vacation at Casa Maare, you'll enjoy many of the amenities of a resort---a/c, comfortable furnishings, lively Mexican decor---but also have the flexibility to prepare your own meals in a simple kitchen, entertain in your own living quarters and private patio, sleep to the sound of ocean breezes and wake to the sounds of tropical birds in the jungle across the street.
Our property management team keeps an office in the neighborhood and are on call to assist you in any way. For additional fees, you can have groceries delivered, extra maid service, or massage.
Guestbook comments from the owner
The house: Perfect little abode with two bedrooms that can comfortably sleep 4 people. The small kitchenette has all the tools one needs to gather the local meats, fruits, veggies and spices and cook up a yummy meal. All the rooms have fans and air conditioning (a must during the hot season). The house has been painted and decorated in the beautiful colors of Mexico with art from around the country. Keep and eye out for the day of the dead skeleton butterfly and dog. Great little bathroom with shower to cool off on the hot days and wash up when ready to hit the night life.
The perfect location: The Yucatan noise can drive you nuts at times, but also provides the great night life desired on your get away. Just a few minutes north of Tulum and minutes south of akumal. Lazy mornings we found ourselves walking through the jungle to the quite turtle preserve right across the highway minutes walking. When wanting the local foods jump on one of the bikes and ride into the local village. but when your ready for action its right around the corner. Live music, dancing, diving, fishing, jungle adventures and more are all easily accessed by the house location, but at the end of it all its a private quite home. Oh yes a close to many of the cenotes that will cool you off on the hot days.
The local scene: wondering if you should go - heck yea! Swim with sea turtles, visit the beautiful bio reserve Sain ka-an (the best outdoor get away hands down), visit the ruins of Coba and Tulum, enjoy the white sand beaches, Yoga retreats and dance clubs of Tulum and akumal.
All in all its a great place for lovers to frolic, a great place for a family get away (totally safe and options for all ages), and for the solo adventurer needing time to meditate on life.
(Owner's response: Thanks for the lively review. Really highlights the point that there is so much to do with Casa Maare as your homebase. Regarding noise, the windows are open, the houses in the neighborhood are close together and not far from the main road, the birds get up early and the water truck will drive by offering to deliver to your door, letting you know by loudspeaker that they are in the 'hood. Maybe not what you're used to but just the average bustle of a Yucatan village.