SPACIOUS 3 BR BEACH VILLA ON 213 FEET SECLUDED, TRANQUIL BEACH

Susan Ackoff Ortega

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Susan Ackoff Ortega

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SPACIOUS 3 BR BEACH VILLA ON 213 FEET SECLUDED, TRANQUIL BEACH

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Mahahual Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

YUM BOTIC, which means “thank you” in Mayan, is a spacious three-bedroom villa located on a 213 foot pristine private beach in Uvero, Mahahual, Costa Maya, the southernmost area of the Mexican Caribbean. At YUM BOTIC you call get away from the hustle and bustle. Wake up to the songs of tropical birds and the soothing sounds of the waves. Watch spectacular sunrises, sunsets and evening star shows. Open your door to your 213 foot wide white sand beach and expansive sea. Drink fresh coconut milk from the fruit of one of the many palm trees on the property.

YUM BOTIC’s curved design captures the Caribbean sea breezes for your comfort. Its 11 foot ceilings and transom windows enhance cross ventilation. Ceiling fans cool each room. The home has a fully tiled interior, patio and terrace.

The first floor has a combined living room, dinning room and kitchen. The well-equipped kitchen with full service pots, plates, glasses and utensils has built in wood cabinets, granite counter tops, a full refrigerator/freezer and a gas oven. A French press or Melitta drip are there for your morning brew. The handmade hard wood dinning table seats six. Full access wireless internet permits you a connection through out the home, indoors and out. Large screened glass doors provide glorious views and access to the covered tiled patio and the beach beyond. Cook your lunch or dinner outside on the charcoal grill. Enjoy swaying in hammocks. Relax on the chaise lounges or go swimming or snorkeling in the turquoise sea. Two outdoor showers let you shed the salt water before returning indoors.

The roomy first floor bedroom with full bath and marble sink has its own screened door out to the patio.

A hard wood staircase brings you up to the spacious master bedroom with its three sliding screened doors that open out to the expansive terrace. Its full bath has a double-headed shower. The other ample second floor bedroom has a full bath with a marble sink and its own access to the terrace.

The surrounding area is noted for it's excellent diving and snorkeling sites. Nearby Mayan archeological sites enchant. A number of restaurants in town are there for you for times when you'd rather eat out than cook.

A full time caretaker lives on the property in a separate house and will assist you with any questions you might have. Bed linens are changed once a week. Bath, hand and beach towels are changed weekly and midweek. A special area is available for clothes washing.

We have a new large palapa to provide lots of shade as you sit on the beach. We've just installed a new grill.

For further details, see our website below where it says in green, 'CLICK HERE: For more photos and information.

WELCOME TO YOUR VILLA ON THE SOUTHERN MEXICAN CARIBBEAN.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Keywords: Large comfortable Beach House, Spectacular Caribbean views, Calm waters, Peaceful setting, Incredible nightly star shows.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan Ackoff Ortega (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english, french, spanish

About Susan Ackoff Ortega

I loves the multicolored Caribbean Sea and the intense greens of the tropical flora. I've been coming to the Mexican Caribbean since I was nineteen and have brought my children here since they were small. I am an artist and a retired art teacher and love the light here. I am an avid diver and feel very much at home on my wonderful beach.

Susan Ackoff Ortega purchased this villa in 2005

Why Susan Ackoff Ortega chose Mahahual

I fell in love with Mahahual, Costa Maya because it reminded me of the Mexico I knew many years ago before the over-development of Cancun and its surrounding area. I've always loved the Caribbean Sea and am so pleased that I realized my dream of having a home right on the beach just steps away from its turquoise blue waters. I enjoy the year round warm weather, being near Mayan ruins and being able to go scuba diving often. I choose this location so I could have a large beach and be surrounded by nature.

What makes this villa unique

I fully enjoy the peace and tranquility I find on my special 213 foot beach. My beach house has a wonderful 2nd floor large terrace with access from each bedroom, great for watching the sun rise, sun set or gazing at the stars. The sea awaits me for my early morning swim. I head back to the house for a delicious coffee which I often drink on the expansive patio. I love looking out at the palm trees and the shore beyond, a 100 feet away. Snorkeling in front of the house or scuba diving with one of Mahahual's dive shops are also favorites. I relish reading a great book followed by an afternoon nap in one of the colorful hammocks on the patio. Taking a walk along the beach and observing various land and water birds along with tropical animals is a delight. I even saw a jaguar once.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Spacious 3 BR Beach Villa on 213 Feet Secluded, Tranquil Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
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Spacious 3 BR Beach Villa on 213 Feet Secluded, Tranquil Beach
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Mahahual Quintana Roo
New York NY, USA
5

A Unique Experience

  • 5 of 5
A vacation at Yum Villa is a completely unique experience, combining raw beauty, breathtaking vistas and a taste of nature with just enough civilization. You are surrounded by magnificent beauty and yet very comfortable with just enough modern conveniences.

The house with all its conveniences is airy and open, but gives you a sense of protection. Takes a bit of time to get to but so rewarding when you get there that it is well worth the trip. If you love being immersed in nature while still being comfortable this is a perfect place.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mahahual Quintana Roo
Magalia, Calif.
5

Tropical Perfection

  • 5 of 5
We found Yum Botic to be a perfect match for our style of tropical holiday. The panorama from the upstairs deck was priceless, and we spent hours enjoying the view of surf and sand, both during the day and at night watching the star show overhead.

The beach offered imcomparable opportunities for walking and exploring, and perfect whether we walked north or south. Lots of birds everywhere. The entire experience was so relaxing!

We used the kayaks on several occasions and had a blast paddling out toward the reef. While snorkeling, we encountered spotted rays, lion fish, and a loggerhead sea turtle.

As for the house, the kitchen was perfect and included a large refrigerator, plenty of pots and pans, and counter space. The bedroom was spacious with a comfortable bed and the showers were large and heavenly.

We also took a day trip to Maya ruins and stopped off in Chetumal to buy groceries on the way back.

Alfonso and Patty, the managers, were very helpful and courteous. We can't wait to return to Yum Botic!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed Yum Botic Villa. It’s wonderful that you saw so many land, air and life including a spotted ray and a sea turtle. Glad you combined your relaxing time with a visit to the Mayan sites in the area. Looking forward to your return to paradise.
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Mahahual Quintana Roo
St-Bruno, Quebec, Canada
2

This property has some nice features but overall, I was not happy.

  • 2 of 5
The beach is extremely muddy. When you walk over 15 feet from shore your feet sink in mud up to your calves.

There are many windows in the house but they are all installed inside out and some upside down. You can forget about the common practice of putting a stick to lock a window or a patio door partially open because you would have to put the stick on the outside the house. It is a house rule to keep the first floor windows locked at night but I had to show the caretaker that the first floor bedroom window latch did not align with the hook part of the lock. That window has never been locked since the house was built. The next day he had it fixed with some wire.

The current caretakers are very nice but they seem to have a different arrangement with the owner than what we are used to. He cleans the beach every two or three days which sometimes is enough to accumulate 10 inches of sea grass. He also cleans only a part of shore line (approx. 35 feet wide). That takes away from the beauty of the scenery. ( I have pictures). The caretaker’s wife did a very good job at cleaning the house.

The paddle broke while I was using the Kayak. Although I sent the owner pictures showing that its was already damaged, the owner deducted $100 from my deposit. At first the owner wanted to charge me for two paddles even though it was a single person kayak.

It took 6 weeks to get the remainder of our deposit back

This property has some nice features but overall, I was not happy.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As one can read from our many reviews, Yum Botic Villa has received positive comments from our renters so we were quite surprised to get such a negative one, especially from second time renters. The architecture, windows, doors and beach have not changed since these renters were here a year before and we wonder why these renters would choose the same house that this time was so unappealing to them.

There may be a small part of the sea that has a muddy bottom, which is seasonal, but the huge majority of our 345 feet beach has been enjoyable to all who have stayed here. The caretaker daily cleans a part of the beach equivalent to what is the normal size lot. Our beach is 4 or more times as large as the great majority of Costa Maya rental homes.

Regarding the windows and doors, Mexican construction varies from the US and Canada. The house was built to have the best air flow through the house. The windows and sliding glass doors are typical here. The doors lock with a key. It is only the first floor doors that are suggested to be locked for your security and comfort (though we've never had a problem here.) I am a single woman and have always felt safe here. The windows can certainly stay open to allow for cross ventilation.

Concerning kayak paddle, if the paddle had been damaged before the guest used it, it would have been best to alert the caretaker and not go out with it in the water. Our guests' safety is a primary concern and we wouldn't want someone using something that is even slightly damaged, especially in the sea. The guest said that the paddle broke during normal use.

I explained to the guests that the 2.5 week delay in my returning the security deposit was because my best friend died suddenly and it was a very difficult period.

In any review system there are always discrepancies. One might get 8 people who think a restaurant is the greatest and maybe1 or 2 who think it's the worst. It's quite incomprehensible that someone would return to a place that they have been to previously and find it so unpleasant when it was the same house where they had originally spent time.

We hope you'll visit Yum Botic Villa and see for yourselves.
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United States
5

Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5
This is the most beautiful, remote, and special place you could hope to stay. The spacious, airy house is situated on a private beach. Pick up some groceries in town and tuck in for a week or two of uninterrupted, paradise living.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your time at Yum Botic Villa and found it relaxing and peaceful.
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Mahahual Quintana Roo
Montreal
5

Perfect christmas on the beach

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Yum Botic for this christmas and new year's eve with 5 of my friends and we had a great time.

The villa is a is very nice white mexican house, spacious and cozy.
Rooms are huge, clean, with big balconies with the greatest view on the see in the morning.
We are a gang of cooks and we were happy to see that the house had all the equipment we wanted to try to cook all the mexican food we could imagine.
Gonzalo, the housekeeper, was very nice too. He was discreet but always there when we had a question regarding anything, He and some fishermen friends of his came in the morning to sell us some amazing fresh fish a couple of times and even took 2 of the guys to experience fishing with them.

The house is directly on the beach. You are a couple of steps away from the sea. We were happy to sit in the water to have a fresh drinks or our morning coffee.
The beach is a dream, with flowers and palm trees everywhere andit is cleaned up every morning by Gonzalo, It was great because we were the only 6 people around.

The house is very secluded, which is great when you just want to relax and not do much because everything is an expedition. We arrived by Cancun and it took us 5 hours to get to the house. We stopped at Tulum for some groceries.
My advice, stop at the supermarket on the way because once you are there, you will never want to leave.
In one word, you have to be organized because you don't want to have to go to the village every day for groceries : the last 30 kms of the road are a trail and is not the best thing you will experienced.
But we really didn't mind : we stayed home most of the time and enjoyed the sea, the snorkeling and the volley ball court on the beach"

We haven't meet Susan but communication was perfect with her. The documentation regarding the house gave us all the informations we needed and she was really helpfull and provided all the informations we needed. People in the villages around were also super nice and helpful with us.

I would highly recommend Yum Botic to any person who wants a getaway at the beach far from to many tourists.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had such a wonderful Christmas and New Year's Eve at YUM BOTIC. Gonzalo is terrific and I'm happy he was able to get fresh fish for you and even a special fishing excursion too. Yes, there are some potholes in the road from the rain but remember we're in the jungle. The last 6 kms are a bit bumpy for sure. Glad you found communication with us helpful. I so want people to enjoy the house and know about the area.
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Stillwater, MN
4

Beautiful House

  • 4 of 5
Beautiful, comfortable home, gorgeous beach. Very secluded location and private beach. The home has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Beach chairs, towels and 2 kayaks. The sound of the surf crashing into the nearby reef is very soothing.
While the beach on the property is beautiful, the water side is not as nice as we hoped for. It is only because of this that we did not give it a 5 star rating. The depth is rarely over your head, (good for small children) all the way out to the reef, with only pockets of coral heads scattered across the distance. But the coral heads I found were quite enjoyable. We saw starfish, lobsters, conch, and many species of fish.
The house dog, Ixchel was a wonderful companion. Whenever we would go for a walk, on the beach or on the road, she would accompany us there and back.
The house is remote, so one has to plan accordingly, Susan makes this clear. Come prepared and you will greatly enjoy this slice of paradise.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed YUM BOTIC and had a relaxing time. Happy you found areas of coral with fascinating sea life and that you were pleased with the kayaks. How wonderful that Ixchel enjoyed being with you and you with her. For your information return guests receive a 10% discount and people whom you recommend get a 5% discount.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
200 Miles
Cancun (Chetumal-78 miles- go through Mexico City)
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mayan Beach Garden
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
In front of house
Car: necessary

Must see activities nearby: Great snorkeling and Chinchorro Reef-spectacular scuba diving. Deep sea fishing and fly fishing available in Mahahual. Several Mayan archeological sites near by, Museum of Maya Culture in nearby Chetumal, Bio Maya Zipline tour in nearby Bacalar and it's famous 'lake of severn colors.' Boat trip to Sian Ka'an Nature Reserve just north of property.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Mahahual Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Bargin Season
Aug 16 2014 - Nov 14 2014
5 night minimum stay
$150
$970
$3,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 1 2014
5 night minimum stay
$160
$1,075
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Semi-High Season
Dec 2 2014 - Dec 16 2014
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$240
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$190
$1,290
$4,585
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
May 1 2015 - Aug 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$160
$1,075
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning-less than week $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes Non smoking. Less than 7 nights- Cleaning fee-$80.
For each extra person over 6 there is a $15 charge per person per day. Maximum of 8 persons.
If reserving less than 30 days in advance, 100% is due.
If reserving for holidays, full payment is required 90 days before the reservation date and is non-refundable at that point. Air Conditioning extra fee. Washing clothes in washing machine extra fee.

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Amenities

Amenities

Mahahual Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , marble sink; three large windows to sea and property.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Marble sink. 2 large windows to sea and property.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , marble sink, two windows to sea and property.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , marble sink. window view to sea.
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , These are a blow up queen and 2 twin mattresses.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Computer desk Easy chair & small round table. Bed end table.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Computer desk. Easy chair & small round table.Bed end table.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Computer desk.Easy chair & small round table. Bed end table.
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 queen beds.1 extra blow-up queen size airbed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Blow up queen-size air mattress available for use.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Large ceiling fans in every room; (2 in living area & main bedroom). 11 foot ceilings. Good wind flow in house. 213 ft. private beach; Full time caretaker on property. Fresh fish dinners available with caretaker. Stereo player for iPods & iPhones. Frisbees. Volley Ball & Net. Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Backgammon. 2 Kayaks. Large concrete outdoor grill. Large palapa to keep you in the shade while on the beach.
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