|Minimum Stay||1 - 4 nights|
House has two large bedrooms with queen beds and an office with a couch that converts to a king bed. Sleeps 4-6. One full bathroom and a outdoor shower. It also has internet and phone. A gorgeous back patio and full gas grill. The house is stocked with everything you need... beach chairs, snorkel equipment, large beach towels, coolers, two bicycles to ride to town or the beach. It also has a flat screen T.V and DVD player. This year we purchased a washing machine for guests to use. The Canadian woman next door is extremely helpful and looks after the house. She has lived in the area for years and knows all the best places to go. There are two amazing cenotes in the neighborhood for swimming. The police station is located at the entrance to the neighborhood and they are extremely friendly and helpful. This is a perfect place to stay. Close to the beach and Mayan ruins. Go off on adventures during the day and come home and relax in a beautiful house. Sit on the back patio and have a drink and grill out, or walk to town for some local entertainment.
My husband and I live in southern Illinois. We looked for many years at houses to buy down in Mexico. We came across this property in this wonderful little neighborhood. It was right in the middle of all of our favorite places. It is safe and so perfectly located. We own a business and travel to Mexico for several months during the winter. The house sits empty for 9 months. We thought we would share our little treasure with others.
Apryl Gordon purchased this house in 2008
This house is the perfect size for us(husband, wife, 2 1/2 year old and my mom and dad). We have loved traveling to Mexico the last 15 years and we wanted something to call our own there. We hope to retire here in another 20 years. The beach across the road is the most amazing place and the town is so charming. I can walk everywhere and never feel unsafe.
We have decorated this house to be warm and cozy. My husband and father are carpenters and a lot of the furniture you see was built by them. I love sitting in the front drinking coffee and watching the toucans fly by. At night we sit on the back patio and grill out under the warm sky and stars. I enjoy walking to town or riding my bike to go get fresh fruit and tortillas. The people in town have become my friends. During the days we relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or head to some new adventure. Belize is only 3 hours away!
Stayed here for 10 days, it was awesome, comfortable and has everything you need for a great family vacation. Great location, Chan Chemuyil is a nice place. Neighbours are very friendly. Chemuyil is a great little Mayan village, with good restaurants. This casa is perfectly located for checking out the Mayan Ruins, we saw Tulum, Chichen Itza, Ek-balam and Coba. It is very close to Akumel, and Playa Del Carmen. It was nice to get 'home' to the peace of Chan Chemuyil after touring for the day. This Casa is really nice and very good value. Cowboy is the Property manager and always there to help. He took us on a tour of the area on the first day. The owners are very accommodating as well. The local beach and Cenote are fantastic. You can swim in the Cenote, or just dip your toes and watch the fish gather. Quite an experience.
My husband and I stayed here for 8 nights, along with my sister and her 7 year old. Overall, we had a great time. The "casita" is modest, but very comfortable and the location (and price) can't be beat. The house manager is very knowledgeable and gave us a tour of the neighborhood and the small town of Chemuyil (about a 10 minute walk) upon our arrival. Even though we did some grocery shopping on our drive down from Cancun, it's not really necessary since all the essentials are in Chemuyil. Plus the restaurants there are so inexpensive (La Palapa was our favorite) we didn't cook in once during our stay. The community cenotes are wonderful and much more authentic (and probably cleaner) than any resort swimming pool. The beach at Xcacel is as beautiful as advertised (note: it's 10 pesos per person--well worth it).
A few caveats, however. The TV is not hooked up to either satellite or cable--it just plays DVDs (of which the owners have plenty). And like much of Mexico (except in the resorts) it is requested that you not flush toilet paper down the toilet. This wasn't a big deal for us since the town dumpsters were just around the corner from the house (and kept very clean, I must say).
All in all, we had a wonderful time. The other residents of Chemuyil Chan were so nice to us and very helpful. I'd definitely return.
Chan Chemuyil is a hidden gem in the jungles of Mexico perfectly located 20 km south of Playa delCarmen and 10 km north of Tulum. A quiet little neighborhood surrounded by cenotes to explore and within walking distance to Xcacel Beach.
The home is exactly as described, clean, well furnished and fully stocked for all your needs. The owners offered the use of bicycles, beach chairs, coolers, etc. The owner was easy to deal with and offered lots of help in answering any questions and had a detailed list of places to see and things to do in the home.
The town of Chemuyil had a couple great restaurants that were reasonably priced. La Palapa (great fish and shrimp tacos) and Leo's (surprisingly great pizza- being from the Chicago area I was pleasantly surprised). The beach at Xcacel was very quiet but I spent most of my time at Tulum Beach at Zazil Kin. Beer for 25 pesos, nice people, and a great beach. Tulum is home to many beautiful hotels and some great restaurants. Don Cafeto (great traditional Mexican food-loved the chilaquiles) and El Camello (the best, freshest and cheapest shrimp ceviche I have ever eaten) were both great local hangouts.
Akumal is quick 5 minute drive to the north and Turtle Bay Cafe and Bakery is a great place to have a meal or watch a bad Super Bowl. The food is great, the beer is cold, and the tequila is delicious. Akumal is also the perfect place to go snorkeling and check out the sea turtles.
We also took the ferry to Cozumel and rented a motorcycle for the day. (Cheaper to rent once you arrive in Cozumel and go into the rental shop). Took a quick ride down to Carlos and Charlie's Beach Club and enjoyed spending the day there even though it was very touristy and not cheap.
Certainly had to go to Playa delCarmen for an evening for some people watching and had a great meal at Buenos Aires (Argentinian steak house). Tuna carpaccio appetizer was amazing as was the Arranchierra (Argentinian steak). Be prepared to spend some money here but a really good meal.
Overall, a great time in a great location. The home was convenient as long as you had a car, which we did. 1.5 hours to Cancun and the airport. 15 minutes to Tulum. 10 to Akumal. 30 to Playa delCarmen. 1 hr to the quaint town of Valladolid and a couple hours to Chichen Itza.
Car rental is not cheap in Mexico, do not let the websites confuse you. DO NOT PURCHASE INSURANCE BEFORE YOU GET TO MEXICO (through Orbitz or any other company). Prepare for $30-40 per day.
Excellent location, cozy, family friendly casita! Lots of room for our family of five, We enjoyed the friendly neighbours from all over the world and loved the back deck, perfect for morning coffee or an after dinner drink! Quick car ride to Akumal or Tulum and not too far from Playa de Carmen or Cancun either! The cenotes in the neighbourhood are beautiful and the Xacel beach (which is within walking distance) is absolutely breathtaking! Great value and the owners are sp helpful.. Property was exactly as the photos displayed and was clean and well-maintained. We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday and would recommend this house and location to anyone who wants to leave the hectic resorts behind and just RELAX!
We stayed in this house for 2+ weeks in march 2013. All the other reviewers have given plenty of details about the house, the area and the attractions, which saves us a lot of time. So we will give you some of our opinions about the positives of this house as a base for exploring the area.
1... Cosy, welcoming house comfortable and well-equipped.
2... Location is great, near to attractions yet quiet and safe, we strongly suggest a rental car to extend your horizons.
3... Tulum, a dozen or so miles away has GREAT ruins and beaches. Tulum town also has good food ( generally better value than beach area ), we particularly liked La Gloria de Don Pepe ( a spanish restaurant south of the main street near Buenos Aires restaurant ).
4... Chemuyil, your local village is cheery, sociable place, be sure to visit Valentin at La Palapa restaurant, ( good food and great value ) and he is a very nice guy.
Other things we liked were:
1... Valladolid, vibrant town, nice cenote and beautiful old convent. Small roadside bars on road to east out of town sell smoked meat products and GOOD sausages
2... Ana y Jose down the beach road, nice hang-out location.
3... Piramide Inn Hotel at Piste, budget overnight stop for Chichen Itza, long past its glory days but clean, full of atmosphere, nice location and gardens, ( made us think of 'Hotel California' by the Eagles ).
It is a long journey from UK, but I hope to return and if I do it won't take me long to decide where to stay, the house had everything we needed.
Many thanks Apryl & Alan for making your house available.
Matt & Fiona, Kings Bromley, UK
This was a fabulous getaway from Chicago in the middle of February!! The accommodations were excellent! Plenty of space for me and my girls (ages:12 and 9), with all the comforts of home in this little house (full size refrigerator, stove/oven, great shower, etc.) I had never been to Mexico before and the people were very friendly and helpful. We had no car but were still able to get around to some of the major attractions by using public transportation.
The weather was fabulous and the beaches, well, there is no comparison! The owners were great at answering my questions and had some fabulous suggestions as to attractions, activities and restaurants for us. Some of our highlights were: learning how to snorkel; saw sea turtles, sting-ray, ooodles of fish; visited ancient ruins and best of all, my girls got to swim with Dolphins and were kissed by a Sea Lion!! They will have those memories for years to come!
I would highly recommend this quaint house in Chemuyil to anyone looking for a quick getaway or an extended stay.
We are located 1/2 mile from Xelha. The house is 1/4 mile from the 4th ranked most beautiful beach in the world. You can hop a Collectivo anywhere up and down Hwy. 307, which is 1 tenth of a mile away. Tulum is 11 miles south, Akumal 3 miles north. Playa Del Carmen is 20 miles north. There are several Mayan ruins very close. It is truly in the middle of all the action. The Riviera Maya at its finest. The town of Chemuyil is less than a half mile away, where you can enjoy amazing food and drinks with the local Mayan people. Or visit several Grocery stores in town, the fresh fruit market, or the chicken man. The town even has several internet cafes and laundry. You will fall in love with the charm of this little town and amazing area!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
new standard rate
Feb 2 2015 - Jul 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Notes||90 dollars a night is for two people. It is an additional 20 dollars a person per night for over two occupants. The minimum stay is 4 nights|
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