This is Casa Yamulkan, an open and easy beach house that is the perfect space for friends and family seeking a sophisticated, comfortable retreat, located on beautiful Soliman Bay, a hidden beach one hour south of Cancun, Mexico on the Mayan Riviera. The rental house is conveniently located between Akumal and Tulum.
Yamulkan is approached from the road through a thicket of native trees festooned with orchid plants and bougainvillaea. A large flamboyant is a sight for sore eyes when blooming in the spring, and the native almond trees provide dappled shade from the tropical sun. The house is an ample, airy, cool, new, two storey stucco house with the living room, dining room and kitchen open all the way up to the large palapa (palm) roof.
It sits about 40 feet from the beach surrounded by native palms and coconut palms. The first floor is at ground level, so you just amble out to the large beach palapa with its lounge chairs and hammocks to admire the amazingly beautiful waters of the bay, which is protected by a reef running straight across the mouth. This means the waves are gentle, nothing children can’t handle.
That reef is teeming with lovely tropical fish, which makes the bay a snorkeler's paradise with its white sandy bottom dotted with coral heads, and a safe place for swimming, diving and kayaking. Manta rays can frequently be seen gliding sedately by, and turtles have been a recent delightful treat..
The two bedrooms and the studio (which doubles as a bedroom if need be) on the ground floor have stucco ceilings and are equipped with air conditioning. Each bedroom has a king-size bed and its own full bathroom. The studio has a large desk and TV (SKY), a bathroom and a comfy sofa, but the sofa can be switched for a futon to sleep two adults or children when required.
The ample, well-equipped, open kitchen is an extension of the dining room, whose handsome local two-tone hardwood table seats 10 persons (12 in a pinch). The dining room leads into the living room, and the entire area has a feeling of great spaciousness, as the palapa roof rises about six meters (18 feet) above them. They all look out towards the beach and the water. The décor consists mainly of original oil paintings and unusual Mexican crafts, and the bookcase contains an assortment of books in case you forget to bring reading material.
A terrace extends along the front of the house, perfect for breakfast or just lazing. Above the terrace is a very large open verandah made of local hardwood, which in turn is covered by an extension of the palapa roof. The verandah is lovely for just sitting, reading, catching 40 winks or gazing at the post-card perfect view, which often includes pelicans or frigate birds floating slowly by looking for their next meal in the gleaming, transparent water.
On the upper floor, there is a large independent, self contained room running the entire depth of the house, one side of which is all windows. It has an open-air terrace, a bathroom and a kitchenette and the furniture includes two couches that are quite comfortable for sleeping. It has an absolutely gorgeous view of the bay and the sparkling aquamarine water. This room is reached by means of an outside wooden staircase and has no air conditioning, since it is covered by the palapa roof. However, it has lovely breezes.
The other two sleeping areas upstairs are reached via the inside staircase, and share a bathroom. They are covered by the palapa roof. The larger one is furnished with two single beds and has a large window looking out onto the beautiful vegetation surrounding the house and the waters of the next bay in the distance. The smaller one has a very comfortable futon for two people and a window overlooking the garden and the expanse of mangroves extending inland.
Maximum Occupancy is 8 adults and 2 children
Casa Yamulkan is now offering 3 complimentary meal preparations included during a one week (7 night) stay. Guests can choose either breakfast or dinner service prepared by our chef Jerry. Applies to new reservations received after 8/15/11
Guests will plan meals upon arrival with Jerry the chef. He will then do the shopping for you for a one time grocery shopping fee of US$25. The cost of groceries is additional.
Gratuity is not included.
Keywords: beach front rental House
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