Vacation rental homes in Chan Chemuyil are rated #1 in the entire Riviera Maya! Best vacation rental value between Akumal and Tulum - and it's not a condo. Plus you can walk to a secluded beach and convenient pueblo area. Stay where returning visitors want to be for the more authentic experience.
Colorful Caribbean 2 bedroom/1 bath home less than 5 minutes from Akumal, close to snorkeling and the Mayan Ruins at Tulum, yet at an affordable price. Casa Abeja is walking distance to Xcacel beach, a stunning bay with a wide white sand beach and turquoise waters where the sea turtles come to hatch each year. Snorkel in crystal clear water while enjoying the solitude of this undiscovered treasure. Get acquainted with Mexican culture in the small town of Chemuyil and enjoy snorkeling in nearby Akumal Bay, Xel-Ha or Yal Ku Lagoon. Its proximity to all the attractions of the Riviera Maya and budget-friendly price makes Casa Abeja ideal for families and friends planning their trip to paradise.
Casa Abeja offers a master bedroom with a king size bed, while the second bedroom has two twin beds. You'll find a fully equipped kitchen and dining area along with a comfy sectional sofa to kick back on after a long day of leisure. The wood furniture throughout is custom-made and authentically handcrafted in Mexico. The bathroom has a newly tiled shower and all the necessities to meet your needs. A unique rooftop deck allows you to watch a spectacular sunset upon the jungle. We also have a management staff that is next to none. They are there for all of your questions but respect your need for privacy. Peace, tranquility and local flavor await you at Casa Abeja!
King / 2 Twin
AC and fans in each room
2 LCD TV's
Cable TV with English Programming
2 DVD players with Selection of Movies
iPod Docking Station
Emergency Cell Phone w/ Pre-Programmed Numbers
Covered Rear Patio
Front & Back Enclosed Private Courtyard
Purified Water Dispenser
Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Blender
Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board
Full size Refrigerator and Freezer
Beach Towels (6), Beach Chairs, and Boogie Board
Cooler with rolling wheels for beach or extra cervezas
Daily maid service available for an extra fee
Maximum occupancy is 5; no pets allowed; no smoking allowed inside the house.
Distances to local activities
Xcacel Beach - 1/3 mile, walking distance and parking is also available
Cenotes(fresh water swimming) - 3 on-site and several nearby
Xel-Ha Lagoon - 1.5 miles
The Jungle Place Monkey Preserve - 1.5 miles
Akumal / Half Moon Bay / Yal-Ku Lagoon - 5 miles
Bahia Principe future golf course - 1.5 miles
Dos Ojos & Hidden Worlds Cenotes - 2 miles
Tulum ruins and pueblo - 15 miles
Xcaret Eco Theme Park - 22 miles
Playa del Carmen - 28 miles
Cancun airport - 1 hour, 15 minutes
As your hosts, we will do everything to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. We are able to offer ideas for things to do, provide suggestions and directions for trips and help budget any aspect to make this a perfect vacation.
If you are a frequent visitor or a family looking for an economical vacation, Chan Chemuyil provides the ideal vacation locale away from the mega-resorts. The recently renovated neighborhood of Chan Chemuyil is a charming international community. Our development of 234 single family homes are perfectly situated within walking distance (less than 15 minutes) to one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Riviera Maya - Xcacel Beach, a true hidden gem, set amongst popular tourist destinations. Our casa provides you with the comfort and privacy of your own home while placing you right in the heart of the Mayan Riviera.
*We have 14+ homes available for rent in the community which can accommodate large groups and provide alternate bed configurations. Please contact us for more information.
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Hola y bienvenido! Xcacel is nearly a half mile crescent of pristine white sand and turquoise seas. The beach itself is a turtle sanctuary where you can view turtles hatching at night from May through October, and because of the preservation there it is an undeveloped hidden gem. Casa Abeja is located in the community of Chan Chemuyil, a quiet respite perfectly situated amongst all the attractions of the Riviera Maya.
Jen purchased this house in 2007
The area offers amazing beaches and a vibrant culture. Within 5-10 minutes of Ak Kun you will find an array of fun filled sites to visit including Xcacel beach, Akumal Bay, Xel-Ha Ecopark, Yal Ku Lagoon, The Mayan Ruins of Tulum, Hidden Worlds zipline adventures, Dos Ojos Cenotes and Caverns, The Jungle Place Monkey Preserve, AkTun Chen Caves, Tulum beach, the pueblo of Chemuyil and SO MUCH MORE! You can find everything from seaside restaurants and upscale international fare to cheap, local authentic Mexican eateries. My personal favorites not to be missed are Pizzeria Leo’s and Loncheria El Parque in Chemuyil and Lucy’s shrimp tacos & ice cream and La Cueva Del Pescador in Akumal. At the latter you can get a fresh caught grouper entrée and refreshing margarita for less than $10 USD!
Casa Abeja has a gated front and rear courtyard with a covered patio area and a rooftop deck. The community of Chan Chemuyil has 234 homes and is located a short walk across the street to Xcacel beach via a private gated path. There is also adequate parking at the beach if you prefer to drive over with your beach belongings. If you want to walk to the pueblo of Chemuyil at night for dinner or supplies, just bring a flashlight along.
If you are a resort person, don't get a house in Chan Chemuyil. If you want the Cancun experience (a horrific, Vegas like, environmental disaster area filled with people who think they are having fun), don't get a house in Chan Chemuyil. If you want the "all inclusive" experience behind the big gate, behind the big wall, in a big resort along the highway, don't come here. We stayed in Casa Abeja. Remember those funky beach houses your parents took you to in the 1970's with the drizzly shower, the lumpy beds, and chtotchkies scattered here and there? The T.V. didn't work really, but it didn't matter? That's what you get here. The house was PERFECT!
Perfect in that it's in a beautiful neighborhood of colorful, small house of similar design owned by a blend of local Mexican families and expats. People greet each other in the morning, and hang out on their porches at night. There is a charming little cenote in the neighborhood, and it is a short stroll to the beach. You have to cross the highway, but everyone is so chill in the Maya Riveria that I had no fear taking the kids across the 307. The beach, Xcacacel beach across the way, is quite simply one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to including the beaches of the Mediterranean, Hawaii, Belize, and the Pacific Coast.
Moreover, you are at the epicenter of all things Yucutan. You are only ten minuets from Akumal (more beautiful beaches! sea turtles! snorkeling! and delicious restaurants!), ten minutes from Tulum (more beautiful beaches! snorkeling! ruins! delicious restaurants! hippies and hipsters!), and less than five minutes away from family attractions like Xel Ha (swim with dolphins! go snorkeling! jump off a cliff into beautiful water! have another margarita!) or Aktun Chen (go snorkel in a cenote! go zip lining with your kids! go walk through ancient caves!).
So, to sum up, for a family, it is a great place. You have a kitchen which we used for breakfast, dinner, and our evening cocktail on the porch (supermarkets are very close in Tulum), We had a place to sleep. We had a place to take a shower. They gave us beach chairs, a boogie board, and beach umbrella. Simple. The rest of day we were on adventures. It's a perfect homebase for a family vacation that we will hold dear in our hearts for the rest of our lives.
Walking distance to cenotes (sacred freshwater swimming holes). Several dive centers offering PADI-certified instructors in Akumal and Tulum, Snorkeling in Yal Ku lagoon, Xel Ha and X'Caret Ecological Parks, Swim with Dolphins, Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba, Muyil, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Hidden Worlds Cenotes, Dos Ojos Cavern and Cave Diving, Sian Ka'an Bioshpere reserve, Aktun Chen Cave Cenote, Beaches of Akumal, Xcacel, Xpu Ha, Soliman bay, Tankah and Tulum.