BEAUTIFUL HOUSE FOR RENT STEPS FROM THE BEACH

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE FOR RENT STEPS FROM THE BEACH

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located 8.5 km north of the small fishing village of Xcalak, Casa Tranquila is the perfect getaway for those who wish to avoid the typical tourist destinations. The house has 1 bedroom with a queen bed and 1 and 1/4 bathrooms downstairs. The living room opens into the fully equipped kitchen. There is a hideaway dining table and chairs available as well. Upstairs, there are two more bedrooms one with a queen bed, another with two single beds and another full bath. Wrap around balconies offer sweeping views of the Caribbean in front and the lagoon behind the house. Walk into the sea in front of the house for some of the best snorkeling in the area.

The house is solar and wind powered with generator backup. High wattage appliances are not allowed and conservation of wash water and electricity is encouraged. There are grocery trucks that come by the house several times a week with basic food items, but we advise stocking up prior to arriving. There are several good restaurants in town as well.

If you enjoy reading, beach combing, and just getting away from it all, this is your place.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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This is not your typical tourist getaway. If you want a different Mexican Caribbean experience than Cancun or the Riviera Maya, come to Casa Tranquila

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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4.7
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Beautiful House for Rent Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Beautiful House for Rent Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p261785vb
(608) 242-1551 (Wisconsin, USA)
Xcalak Quintana Roo
Calgary
5

ALL (ALMOST) PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
My dream come true by coming to this house/location: an entire ocean front villa with an amazing turquoise Caribbean sea all for you and your family and nobody else around.
And you can get all this with a nice price
The villa in fact is very nice and pretty big and as far as I saw it is the most convenient of that area, in fact basically for the same price you can get the entire villa, whereas other houses I contacted they would have given only one of the two floor.
Other important thing when you go to such wild heavens, you will have the house owner that is very kind and assist you in any question you may have about house/location until you get there.
Everything was very well managed: you will meet there a local house manager (who speaks a perfect English) once in Xcalak other than a caretaker (who can arrange a rustic BBQ on request if you wish).
From a scale 1 to 10 I would give 8,5 to this house just because with some small cheap details the house would be perfect: for example it could be provided a tent/big umbrella on the amazing terrace with a stunning view that villa has to stay more protected from the strong sun; because only like that you may have lunch/dinner/breakfast because without some kind of cover you cannot stay more than 10 minutes with Caribbean sun on your head (unless you are not like an iguana…).
Also another table and chair/bed could be put on the terrace to better enjoy it.
A BBQ could complete the perfection (even though it may be arranged the rustic one by the caretaker)…
Other than this small details, my vacation was perfect more than expected (except the argue with a fisherman guide who took my fishing catch, a big barracuda, after he told me he would give to me as part of the package tour paid….but this has nothing to do with house, only an advice if you decide to come to Xclalak for fishing as well, just clear up with a guide very very well this point if you go fishing, they sometimes try to be smart and keep the catch if that is going to be very good)

Definitely I would recommend this house and Xcalak to whoever would like to spend sometime in a breathtaking place and experience the sensation to have an ocean front villa…Caribbean ocean not a normal one …
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful House for Rent Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p261785vb
(608) 242-1551 (Wisconsin, USA)
Xcalak Quintana Roo
Hutchins, Tx, USA
5

BEAUTIFUL SECLUSION

  • 5 of 5
We spent 2 weeks at Casa Tranquila in December and early January with side trips to Chetumal, Bacalar and Mahahual. Casa Tranquila is a wonderful house, well furnished and equipped(we cooked many meals) with on site caretakers who make sure the beach is clean every morning and keep the house in good running order and are there to assist but not intrude. As noted the house has solar, wind and generator power so there were no issues with electricity. Water pressure was great and hot!! The water in front of the house is shallow but fish abound, we snorkeled often and saw schools in several locations, even a couple of curious barracuda. The road in front of the house is barely traveled but luckily local people selling fish, shrimp and vegetables appear a few times a week with excellent product. We even bought home made flan from a couple of kids on a motorbike which was great. We visited Xcalak Caribe, had a great lunch and even better conversation with Freddy the owner. The Leaky Palapa lived up to all the wonderful comments. People at XTC dive center were very helpful with information, Senior Felipe Fonseca helped us get our National Park passes and Moyses who is the local agent gave us our keys and got us off to a great start. Mike owns the house and was excellent to deal with, before, during and after our visit. Never met him but he was available by email whenever we needed something or had a question. We used a collapsible cooler on wheels as a piece of luggage which made it easier to shop for food in Tulum before we arrived. Bring food, supplement with local purchases and restaurants, swim and RELAX.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful House for Rent Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p261785vb
(608) 242-1551 (Wisconsin, USA)
Xcalak Quintana Roo
Liberty Lake , WA
5

DIVE, FISH, SIP TEQUILA..GREAT STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We joined a two friends from Germany and spent most of two wonderful weeks at Casa Tranquilo.
First day , second cast caught a 5 lb bonefish right in front of the place..first of many.
World class diving with XTC dive center just down the road, great dive shop.
Several really good restaurants to choose from..Leaky Palapa our favorite, but a couple of really nice local runners up.
Visited some incredible Mayan Ruins an hours drive away..had them to ourselves.
Day trips to Ambergris Caye, Belize, 45 minute drive to Mahahual for more action..(think Playa 20 years ago).
Super fly fishing with Osprey tours (Captain Victor is really good shots at Jacks, Permit , Cuda and more.)
And of course relaxing on the beach, with Cohibas and Tequila!
Really good caretaker, well maintained property..can't wait to be back!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful House for Rent Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p261785vb
(608) 242-1551 (Wisconsin, USA)
Xcalak Quintana Roo
Saint Marys, West Virginia
5

HATED TO LEAVE!

  • 5 of 5
Our week at the house was wonderful! We are a family of 5, including my husband, his mother, our sons 13 yrs and 10 yrs, and myself. The house was more than big enough for all of us,and we couldn't believe our good fortune that it was "ours" for a week.
We spent the week reading, snorkeling, eating and sleeping. The boys enjoyed the Wi-Fi, so they didn't feel too cut-off, & the rest of us hardly cared. Thanks to the Wi-Fi, my husband and I could have frequently checked email, looked at Facebook, and messed with our iPhones, yet we chose not too! It was so relaxing to just "take a break."(I checked my email only once a day, but very reluctantly! The iPhones? They took a good long rest too!)
The beach is raked daily and there's your own little palapa for shade. Alas, we didn't have a very sunny week, and we actually used the palapa more to sit on the beach during some rain!
The ability to snorkel "whenever I wanted" has always been a dream of mine. We went about three times a day and it was always wonderful. Both boys really loved it and did well. Because of the reef, the water is calm and shallow and clear, there was never any worry about their safety. It was never deeper than the 10 year old's "tippy toes," and only that deep in one spot.
As a family of dog lovers, we were thrilled with the 3 dogs that live there. They were sweet, funny, and well-cared for. They really made it feel home-like, because to us, what makes a house home-y is dogs!
It is a long drive from Cancun, be sure you understand just how far away it is. We chose to spend the first night and the last night in Tulum. This worked out well, but now that I know the way down there it might be something I'd skip the next time, depending on the times of the flights.
Working with the owner of the house was very easy. He was very patient and answered all my questions. His friendliness and the time he took to help me arrange it all made the vacation that much better. While down there, we met many who knew him and I felt honored to be in his house!
We took biodegradable sunscreen. It was sort of ugly, mostly white zinc oxide, but it worked, and it saves the reef and the fish, so...we all looked ghostly and laughed at each other.
The beautiful house, the nice rooms, the big kitchen, the porch, the decks, and all the nice people we met made it an unforgettable experience. I would love to return.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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Beautiful House for Rent Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p261785vb
(608) 242-1551 (Wisconsin, USA)
Xcalak Quintana Roo
St. Louis, MO
5

BEST WEEK EVER!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned home from a wonderful, relaxing week at Casa Tranquila. The views were so gorgeous we spent more time soaking them up than we did taking pictures of them. The turqouise water, the Caribbean breezes, the stars at night, the wonderful people we met - all combined to make our vacation exceptional. We kept a list of all the wildlife we saw, both on land and in the water, and it fills almost three pages. If you enjoy the beauty of nature, this is the place for you. Some of our favorite times were spent out on one of the three terraces, swinging in the hammock reading a book and drinking margaritas. Boy, does the tequila ever seem to go fast! The snorkeling right in front of the house is amazing; in addition to all the pretty fish and coral formations, we saw a squid and a stingray. Very cool! I hope we can get back to Xcalak soon; it's addicting. Thanks so much for letting us borrow your bit of heaven on earth!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful House for Rent Steps from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p261785vb
(608) 242-1551 (Wisconsin, USA)
Xcalak Quintana Roo
austin
4

COZY BEACH HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
Recommend it! 2 thumbs up very tidy ..... great place for snorkling
  • Submitted: May 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Xcalak House Rental Rates

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  • From $100/nt - $1300/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Prices based on 2 person occupancy - $15/night each additional person over 18.
  • Low Season (May-Oct) ................................ $100/night .. $ 650/week
  • High season (Nov - Apr - Excluding Holiday Seasons) .. $140/night .. $ 900/week
  • Holiday Season (Nov 20-Jan 10) ..................................... $1300/week
  • 12% tax not included, 3% charge for credit card use - Pets welcome
  • 3 night minimum (1 week minimum during holidays)
  • Deposit required within 7 days of reservation

Amenities

Xcalak House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.25
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing

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