Mattias Doehling

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights
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Lodge, 300ft ,2 dbl beds, Shower, Villa 800ft2, only palm beach in yucatan

Dear Travellers in the Yucatan,

we made a very attractive 360 degree virtual tour for you to be able to 'walk thru' our homes and get you an even better insight view of our Apartments,the beaches of El Cuyo, the Fishing Port, the Lagoon

and its surroundings. The link is available on this page, or simply send us an email, then we will send it to you as well.

If you dont feel like spending your well deserved vacation in Highrise Hotels, timeshares or condos in Cancun or Playa del Carmen , and you are rather looking for relaxation and recreation in the real Mexico, the unspoilt Caribbean Feeling of El Cuyo may something you should consider.

Puerto del Cuyo is a small, unspoiled Beachtown filled with Cocunut palm trees near Holbox, and is today the only coastal town in the Yucatan which is dotted with palm trees. At all other beaches in the Yucatan, the palm trees were exterminated by a plague some years ago, and were sadly not reforested . Not so in Puerto del Cuyo, here you can still find the Caribbean Feeling mixed with mexican flair that used to be found in every Yucatan Beach town.

Vw Bugs for 219 usd for 4 days. The Hacienda Antigua Villa and Antigua Lodge is a cosy hideaway for everybody budget orientet that enjoys the real Mexico without the tourists. Hidden under coconut palm trees, you may relax in your hammock, watch the birds during the day and the stars at night, take a swim in the ocean that you have practically by yourself, or take mile long beach walks and collect seashells that have been washed up by the ocean current over night, or simply do nothing.

The House is fully furnished and ready to be moved in at any time. The 800ft2 Villa has a Masterbedroom with a Kingsize Bed, 2 Single beds in livingroom fully equipped kitchen, terrace, bathroom and livingroom. The 300ft2 Lodge has 2 more dbl beds in one room, small kitchenette, bathroom with shower and its own seperate entrance and screened in porch.

You may rent the Villa together or separate from the smaller Lodge, or vice versa. .

Service of chef and fishing or snorkel tours could be provided by the caretaker Remigia

Vw Bug Rental for just 219 Usd for 4 Days: Starting now you can rent a Vw Bug with our Condos.

incl Insurance and Local Cel phone

Pick up and drop off are flexible

(Cancun City or Airport)

Vw Bug for just 199 usd for 4 Days: Starting Nov 2009 you can book a Vw Bug for 199 Usd incl Tax, Km, Insurance and Cel Phone , 5 days

for details pls inquire

Service upon arrival: The Caretaker will receive you in the Villa and hand you over the keys.

Please leave a 100 Usd deposit, that you will be refunded when you return them upon departure and when the house is left in the same conditions as you received it.


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Mattias Doehling (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About Mattias Doehling

The best career decision I've made in my life was to come to this beautiful country,....Mexico.

I love the country and its people, but their slowness, tardiness and informality in some cases still bothers me, even after 20 years I now live here. You just have to put everything into the balance ... it's a bit hard to explain .... but it's something like if you want a fruit that has no shell or skin, is something ... thats not possible.

I was born and educated in Bamberg, Germany and finished my career there. After that, I went to work for the Mouse in Disney World in Orlando Florida and have worked in the German Pavilion at Epcot , .. followed by 2 years at Lufthansa in Frankfurt. Driven by wanderlust ... I then followed the call Mexico's in 1993.

I lived for 20 years in Cancun, Mexico, ... and still work part time in 5 star hotels. 12 years ago I started with the first Vacation apartment. We now have 7 and also rent you our Vw Beetle to our guests. We are the owners of these houses and can be reached anytime personally, by phone or by email. In the Competition of the Landlord of the Year in 2011, we made the 3 place, and in 2012 we reached the 1st place. It's a lot of fun with guests, and we are always passing along our longtime experience in Mexico . We look forward hosting you ...

Mattias Doehling purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Mattias Doehling chose El Cuyo

Who do we recommend to rent a vacation home in Yucatan?

If you are interested in getting to know the mexican culture, its people the hospitality and its food , is flexible and willing to learn more about the 'Mexican way of Life'and wants to experience more 'Local Flavour'... away from the beaten Tourist path and 5 Star Hotels will enjoy it..come and stay with us.

Who should reconsider it?

If you are looking to be pampered in a 5 Star All inclusive Hotel and Buffett style meals , having an English speaking concierge 24 hours a day...then do yourself a favor..and dont renta a vacation home.

What makes this apartment unique

Hacienda del Cuyo:

Working in Cancun´s Hotel Business during the week , on days off, we enjoy travelling in the Yucatan with its fabled culture, away from the city .. and mass tourism. In February 2000, we have come by accident to El Cuyo ... the drive threre was overwhelming ... over a reddish pink lagoon with flamingos, the road led to the village .. further to a Mayan pyramid with a lighthouse built on top of it. The roads in El Cuyo are made of sand and coconut palm trees everywhere in the quaint Village. Miles of fine white sand beach with no tourists but lots of seashells.. as far as the eye can see. We were delighted, and then spent every free weekend in El Cuyo. One day, someone offered us a small house for sale. There was at that time only a ground floor. We immediately fell in love with this 'rough diamond' and have restored it with much passion. we didnt think of it as a rental business at that time. After some time, we have added the 2nd floor Penthouse and te Rustic Casa Maya Lodge.

We still spend every free weekend in El Cuyo ... now with our 2 young Kids...

Hacienda Antigua

We acquired it in 2002 and 2012, lovingly converted it to the Hacienda Antigua. Outside walls are handmade of a natural stone facade by Mayan Craftsmanship. Inside a Mayan artist from Izamal Hand-painted colonial decorations on the Walls .Lots of heavy wrought iron was used inside the Hacienda. The Beach terrace covers a big Pyramid shaped palapa , so our guests can always hide in the cooling shade of this palm thatched masterpiece.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights
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based on 35 traveler reviews

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Beach Hacienda Antigua Villa
average rating of 4.714286 based on 35 reviews
Beach Hacienda Antigua Villa
+49 0951130008
El Cuyo Yucatan

Two and a half months in El Cuyo.

  • 3 of 5
This was not the original plan, 6 weeks if I remember correctly. But if you need a place just to be, this is the place. The beach stretches for miles, the people are friendly and El Cuyo in general is a place to unwind. Remigia (the caretaker) has made our stay even better and our Spanish gets better with her help.

We have the small studio at the rear of the main house, the space serves our purpose as a couple. We have taken to cooking, eating and relaxing in the enclosed palapa. It really is a godsend! Many other visitors (from the other apartments) have joined us in the cool of the evening relaxing and enjoying in our mosquito proof enclosure.

Food shopping is limited in El Cuyo, small items can be purchased in town; bread, beer, some vegetables, some meats etc. For larger shops we head to Tizimin, it is about 80km away. There are 2 supermarkets there, we now check both of them as depending on the day each has different items. As our time here progressed our want to go to Tizimin declined, relaxing is what we wanted not traveling to shop! To do this we needed a larger fridge, Mathais was very responsive to the request and a larger fridge was dragged in the very next day... I had never known how good ice was ;-)

Don't expect a Cancun experience here, expect a simple relaxed vacation in a safe friendly Yucatan town.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Beach Hacienda Antigua Villa
+49 0951130008
El Cuyo Yucatan

Nice Getaway at the Hacienda Antigua

  • 5 of 5
We wanted to just get away fro a week,..and found this Hideaway online.
We had a wonderful , relaxing time to clear mour heads and spent some time together.
the Hacienda was clean , well equipped and the caretaker Remigia welcomed us upon arrival and offered her services for us during our stay.
El Cuyo is a nice, quiet, safe and laidback Beachtown in the Yucatan with lots of Coconut palmtrees.
The locals were mnice, friendly and we found them very helpful.
Would recommend this to anyone that looks for an original place with Nature without lots of Tourists around
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola from the Yucatan,

thanks for having stayed with us in both of our rentals in El Cuyo and in Cancun.
Come back again , and
Hasta Luego Mattias
Beach Hacienda Antigua Villa
+49 0951130008
El Cuyo Yucatan

Relaxing week with the Family

  • 5 of 5
After one week of Cancunin Villa Maya de Cancun,...we have decided to go and relax a bit into a small Beach Village....This was our 3rd trip to El Cuyo,..before we spent a really nice time in the Hacienda del Cuyo,..and now we have chosen the other Property and enjoyed that one as well.the Kids ( 4 and 8) had a blast,..we used the Kayaks and Bycicles, played Soccer on the sandy Beach,..collected seashells and ate delicous, fresh and inexpensive seafood.
The House was clean, the caretakers friendly and helpful.
we did some excursions with Juan and Ramiro to Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam and did a snorkeling trip thru them...Awesome!

We definitely will be back,...
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hola Joseph and Family,

thanks for having stayed a 3rd time with us,..and thanks for the positive Review..hope we can welcome you next year a 4th time in one of our Vacation homes. Sunny Regards Mattias
Beach Hacienda Antigua Villa
+49 0951130008
El Cuyo Yucatan
London, England

Fantastically....really can recommend it!

  • 5 of 5
Thanks Mattias and Crew for a great relaxing week week in Puerto del Cuyo.
Away from the crowds! It really was a real Mexican experience mixed with adventure, a treat for all of our senses!
We practically had the beach for ourselves and only had to share it with your other guests in your beautiful Lighthouse.
We even became friends with the Family from Germany... The Villa was wonderful and clean, the beaches great, the food fresh and tasty, your caretaker and his family couldn't have been more helpful.
We just relaxed on the beautiful white sandy beach, swam in the warm ocean, ate coconuts and drank the fresh coconut milk, then the Caretaker came and prepared baked fish...absolutely wonderful.

The pictures on your website don' t do it justice and have been accurate, thanks for all your help, as well as the easy and honesty throughout the reservation process. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beach Hacienda Antigua Villa
+49 0951130008
El Cuyo Yucatan

Adventure in El Cuyo's Lighthouse

Adventure in El Cuyo's Lighthouse
  • 5 of 5
The adventure begins. I am in Tizimin (south of El Cuyo) and happen into meeting and negotiating with a local property manager who handles property in El Cuyo. Deal done. WeI head to El Cuyo (a small fishing village with wonderful local charm) I am booked into Margaritaville's Caribbean Lighthouse Villa--- sight unseen. I was hoping for quaint, comfortable, and tranquil - and received more. I am guided by the local manager, who lives a short distance away with his family, to a home that is styled with a lighthouse turret. The accommodation fit my needs perfectly: two comfortable beds (I only needed one), refrigerator, microwave, hot plate, and utensils, and not surprising (but you can read about other places to stay that offer outdoor showers) an indoor shower. Across a sand road, between neighbors' homes, lay the Gulf of Mexico, all of maybe 50 yards. No noise, save one or two cars. I spot a few local beachcombers who are looking for wonderful shell treasures. I am wishing I was in turtle season, but the birdlife abounds. And, like the name says, I am enjoying my homemade margarita. (Don't forget to bring tequila, you can buy the rest - fresh limes and cane sugar, salt if needed, and time to make ice) El Cuyo is special, the people are helpful, and the tranquility marvelous.. I am going back next month, spending an extra day, going beachcombing, dining at a local restaurant (seafood, you think?), hit the beach including the lounges, and what ever else comes to mind - but not a lot. Of course, I will be staying at Margaritaville's Caribbean Lighthouse Villa. The Matthias family is wonderful in providing help and guidance for guests like myself. It is such a pleasure to have a place to stay where you feel like family before you arrive.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hola from the Yucatan!

Thanks for staying with us in the Lighthouse Suite,and for the detailed Review...

We have made upgrades to the bigger Villa Section of the Lighthouse, and the smaller Section of the Suite as well.

Come Back soon,...Sunny Regards from Yucatan

Mattias and Family
Beach Hacienda Antigua Villa
+49 0951130008
El Cuyo Yucatan
Kamloops BC Canada

The Lighthouse # 32714

  • 2 of 5
WE rented the villa suite for the two months of Dec 09 and Jan 10 and were very disappointed . The advertisement was not clear at all so we spent our time in one room without many comforts and only 0ne-burner to cook on Since we had paid before arriving we didn't have a choice of moving somewhere else
The village of El Cuyo was wonderful The cafes and grocery stores were good and the people were very friendly and helpful The beach was left in its natural state Sometimes not very clean depending on the tides or storms but with a lot of shells and birds. Most of the time it was deserted so had a lot of nice walks
My advise to anyone going to El Cuyo is to rent short term then if needed you can move Be very careful reading the ads
There are many places to rent here
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola from the Yucatan,

thanks for your comments, we always want to improve.
I am very happy that you stayed in the Lighthouse Suite, the small Apartment ( 26m2) for 2 months and enjoyed the Village , the People and Mexico.
I have recommended the Larger section but you were on a very tight budget,... you only paid 29 Usd per night during Christmas and New Years...nothing to complain about there i guess...even the small Hotelrooms in town are more exensive..with noplace to cook, etc...
I made the Ad now clearer ( m2 and ft2), so when somebody requests the bigger Villa section versus the smaller Suite section you know what you are getting.
Eventhough that was explained in the contract from Homeaway that was signed by You...but again i know from Juan, Remi, Magally,Cristian, Gemi and Ramiro that you felt very safe in El Cuyo and in the 2 Months you made many friends.
Hope we can welcome you in the Villa section the next Year
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
El Cuyo
Nearest Motorway
78 Kilometres
Cancun to Merida Highway
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Beach of El Cuyo
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Iguana Factory Restaurant, Info and Tour Center
Nearest Golf
168 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Iguana Factory Restaurant, Info and Tour Center
Car: recommended

German Owned

*NEW* 360 Virtual Tour available, ask us for the Link to our website

Vw Bug rentals available,too

Puerto del Cuyo is a quiet, relaxed and cosy Mexican fisher village, just like Cancun used to be 35 Years ago. For Visitors that want to escape from the hussle and bussle , disothecs, Fast Food Restaurants and crowds of Turists...Puerto del Cuyo is the place to stay.

The Lighthouse is just a couple of walking minutes away from the Main Square where you find several restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacy, bakery, etc. The 1500 Inhabitants are dedicated fishermen with their families that welcome every visitor with a smile on their face.

For Guests that would like Puerto del Cuyo, just like every other area in the Yucatan are very safe and locals are very friendly and make you feel right at home. The Highways are all paved and signs make it easy to find your way around to other Sightseeing spots that are worth a visit.

Got curious and want more infos and fotos of the Condos and the area?

Want to see a Youtube Video of the town and its beaches?

Please ctc me thru this site.

Other Activities: bird watching, flamingos, Ruins, sea turtles, Pelicans, swimming, snorkeling, walking, star gazing, relaxing

Golf: there are several Golf courses in Cancun and at the Mayan Riviera, and can be easily reached

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


El Cuyo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per person
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 16 2014 - Dec 16 2014
1 night minimum stay
CHRISTMAS / Weihnachten
Dec 17 2014 - Dec 26 2014
6 night minimum stay
NEW YEARS / Silvester
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 7 2015
6 night minimum stay
WINTER SEASON / Winter Saison
Jan 8 2015 - Mar 21 2015
6 night minimum stay
Mar 22 2015 - Apr 13 2015
6 night minimum stay
SPRING / Vorsaison
Apr 14 2015 - Jun 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung €30
Pet Fee €10
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Klimaanlage auf Wunsch 90 euro x Woche extra
Haustiere auf Wunsch 70 Euro x Woche extra
Preis fuer 2 Personen, jede weitere 7 Euro x Nacht
erstattbare Kaution bei Schluesseluebergabe 120 Euro

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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El Cuyo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 78 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sofa Bed
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Villa Masterbedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king , Suite
    Livingroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon , in the Villa
  • Amenities for the Hacienda Antigua Villa and Lodge The Antigua Villa, 2 -4 People • Air Condition • Private Parking • Caretaker • Full kitchen, refrigerator, stove, Coffee maker, plates, pots and pans. • Maid service once a week • Linen and towels • Hammocks facilities • Ceiling fans • • Oceanview Terrace • Guide for Tours and Excursions • 15 Palmtrees surround the house • Hot shower • Electricity* Gas provided The Antigua Lodge, 1 - 4 people • Air Condition • Parking • Caretaker • Kitchenette, Coffee Maker, • Fridge, Toaster, • Plates, Pots and Pans • Maidservice once a week • Linen and Towels • Loungechairs • Ceiling Fans • Gas provided
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Small Cooler
  • Crow's Nest
  • Golf Cart
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
The caretaker REMIGIA can prepare meals for you. The pricesin the Restaurants ( close at 6 pm) are very reasonable and run from 5 Usd for a full breakfast, / usd for lunch and 9 usd for dinner. Excursions can be organized on site as well, fishing charters run for 4 hours 70 usd Chichen Itza 65 Usd per Person a rental car ( VW Bug) can be arranged El Cuyo as well at the Restaurant Iguana Factory
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