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

Susan Ackoff Ortega

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Susan Ackoff Ortega

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2015
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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 - 7 nights

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.

Yum Botic Villa rental includes: 

- 3 large bedrooms each with a private

bathroom, outside access and fabulous 

     views of the Caribbean Sea.  

- Dining & living room area. 

- A full, kitchen equipped, granite countertops,

large refrigerator/freezer, with set of dishes,

glasses, utensils, French Press for coffee,

blender & food processor attachment, pots

and pans, spices & herbs.

- Weekly cleaning & mid week sweeping, linens,

bath & beach towels, bottled water,

  electricity, propane gas.

- Wireless Internet throughout the house and on

the terrace and patios.  If you have Skype

or download it, you can speak to people

back home and around the world. 

- Use of kayaks, beach volleyball, board game &

a library of books.

- Hammocks.

- Use of an outdoor grill. 

- Lounge chairs with small tables for the terrace,

garden & beach patios. 

- A large glass outdoor table facing the sea is for

dinning outdoors.  

- A large natural fiber beach umbrella (palapa),

 great for being in the shade out of the

tropical sun. 

- Villa decorated with Mexican crafts. 

- Large screened glass doors provide glorious

views and access to the covered tiled patios &

the beach beyond.

- Two outdoor showers.

Mahahual is noted for it's excellent diving and snorkeling sites including the world famous Chinchorro Reef.. A number of restaurants in town are there for you for times when you'd rather eat out than cook.

In the nearby area, there are several Mayan archeological sites to explore.such as Chaccoben, Kohunlich, Dzibanche and Oxtankah. Nearby, north of Yum Botic Villa, is Sian Ka'an national nature preserve with fabulous stretches of beaches.and great places to snorkel.

The Villa's caretakers live in separate quarters on the property away from the house. They provide security and assistance to guests. They are able to cook, get fresh fish, wash clothes and do extra cleaning if you wish.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan Ackoff Ortega (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2015

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Spacious 3 BR Beach Villa on 213 Feet Secluded, Tranquil Beach
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
5

Secluded, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Overall we really loved this house and how secluded it was from the tourists of Mexico. Others have commented a lot on how beautiful the beach and house are and we all felt the same way. The house is probably most comfortable with 6 or less (we were 5). It is a beautifully designed building with large open bedrooms and great outdoor spaces. The palapa, hammocks and upstairs deck were our favorite hangout spots. The caretaker, Avila, that lives on the property was sweet and friendly (speaking spanish was a must) and even brought us coconuts to sip on the beach. Susan was very thoughtful and hooked us up with local organic eggs (from KM 5 farm stand discussed in the rental packet). She also also gave good recommendations on where to buy food, which sites to visit and roughly how long it takes to get places which proved useful. Because of the reef, the ocean had almost no chop, was extremely shallow out to 100 ft and would be safe for swimmers of any age. This also means that there was a lot of seaweed that naturally washes up and the water can be murkier in some spots. We had a little problem with the solar batteries but the caretakers and Susan handled the problem so we were never really without power. Mahahual is a cute town with a board walk and is really only busy when the cruise boats are in town. This location is perfect if you want to get out of tourist locations but be prepared for longer drives to site-seeing destinations. We wanted a place to relax for the week (ex: one of us was studying for the bar) and this quiet location was perfect for the seclusion we wanted.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
200 Miles
Cancun & Chetumal
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mayan Beach Garden
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
In front of house
Car: necessary

Must see activities nearby: Great snorkeling and spectacular scuba diving - famed Chinchorro Reef-. Deep sea fishing and fly fishing. Yoga classes, Reike & Reflexology Sessions. Variety of Mexican, Spanish & Italian restaurants. 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.' Sian Ka'an Nature Reserve just north of property.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Mahahual Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,330
$4,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
May 1 2015 - Aug 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Bargin Season
Aug 16 2015 - Nov 13 2015
5 night minimum stay
$150
$985
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Nov 14 2015 - Dec 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Semi-High Season
Dec 2 2015 - Dec 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$185
$1,205
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 7 2016 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$210
$1,360
$4,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning-less than week $100
Daily fee -more than 6 $15
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25
Notes Non smoking. Less than 7 nights- Cleaning fee-$100.
For 7th & 8th person - $20 charge per person per day. Maximum of 8 persons.
1/2 at booking; 1/2 30 days before arrival.
If reserving less than 30 days in advance, 100% is due.
If reserving for holidays, 1/2 at booking & 1/2 90 days before arrival.
Washing clothes by caretaker in washing machine extra fee.
See contract for more details.

Cancellation Policy

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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 in Main Bedroom - toilet , shower , Marble sink; Three windows to sea and property. Hand soap.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Marble sink. 2 large windows to sea and property. Hand Soap
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Marble sink, 2 windows to sea and property. Hand soap.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Marble sink. Window view of beach & sea. Hand soap.
  • 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.
    Main bedroom - 1 queen , Computer desk.Easy chair & small round table. Bed end table.
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 queen beds.., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Blow up queen-size air mattress available for use. 2 twin mattresses. Ceiling Fans in each bedroom, 2 in main bedroom.
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 considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • 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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