WELCOME to 'Our Home' CASA CARACOL. (House Of Shells) Probably the most Unique Private Home on Isla Holbox.
CASA CARACOL has been our home since 2000 and we visit often from our Mainland home in Valladolid Yucatan where our daughter attends High School. Located in the Heart of Holbox Directly on the Gulf Of Mexico with 'FOREVER' Sea Views + AWESOME Nightly Sunsets, sipping your Favorite beverage from your Private Palapa Verranda or Covered Front porch.
Located just 1 Block to Town Square where you'll find ALL of the Great Holbox Restaurants, Shops & Bars. There is NO better location.......WALK to everything or Rent a Golf Car (We can help) to EXPLORE Holbox's 7 mile long beaches.
CASA CARACOL features 2 Private A/C Bedrooms with full bath/shower + Upstairs Loft (The kids Love this!) Main Bedroom has 1 King Bed, Giant Closet, Make-Up Vanity etc. 2nd bedroom has 2 Double beds, Big Closet etc. BOTH Have Complete Gulf Of Mexico View! Upstairs loft has 1 Double Bed. Sleeps 6-7 comfortably + there are Mayan Style Hammocks (Kids LOVE-EM) Perfect for 1 family or 2 Couples with Built-in PRIVACY!
CASA CARACOL has a Generous Dining Room/salon area Table sits 6 + a Breakfast table in the kitchen for 4. The Kitchen is Fully Equipped with Stove, Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave, Coffee Maker (1st mornings coffee's on us !!!) Blender, Toaster, Plates Dishes etc. AND XM Satellite Radio with 120 Channels of MUSIC, Sports, Talk Radio etc etc...INCLUDED!
In the rear Patio is a Gas Grill for BBQ'ing your Catch of the Day or steaks etc.
WiFi...........HIGH SPEED Digital Internet Access 24/7. Bring your Laptop, I-Pad....We'll give you the 'code' So you can keep in touch with Loved ones/Family back home.
The FOCAL POINT is the Million $$$ View. The Private Palapa out front is a great Morning Coffee Spot & of course the SUNSETS! (Every night is different as you watch the SUN Sink S-L-O-W-L-Y in the west! Margarita tyme? Red or White wine!
Your weekly rental with us includes DAILY 4 Hour Maid Service! Our Housekeeper, Manuella is a jewel of a person, who'll do your dishes, Clean Up, Make your beds, etc every morning from 7-11am !!!! No additional charge for her services but TIPS would be appreciated by her. NO other Rental Property on Holbox offers this Exclusive service. You're ON VACATION !!!!! RELAX & Enjoy Holbox!!
CASA CARACOL rents on a Weekly Basis (Sat-Sat) We Expect FULL Occupancy during the Christmas/New Years Holidays & During Summer Whale Shark Season June 1 - Sept 15...see
Stays of less than a Week (4 night Minimum) During Off season considered on a 'Case by Case' basis. Call us lets talk!
PRIVACY! YES YES YES...There are 14 Mature Palms on the Grounds CO-COnuts (Ask Manuella to crack a couple & Enjoy FRESH COCONUT Milk!, Manila & Royal Palms.
CASA CARACOL is a GREAT VALUE! Compared to 2 Couples renting 2 'Tiny' Rooms @ Local Hotels for $100-$200@ Night, or a Family renting 2-3 Rooms for You & the kids....You'll have your OWN PALAPA MANSION! A Place you're sure to reccomend to Family & friends and perhaps return to Again, & again!
Holbox has become a Haven for ECO-Tourism lovers due to the wide diversity of Sealife here, Bird Watching, Kite Boarding, Kyaking, Fishing (Deep Sea,Shore, Bay & Fly Fishing for Snook & Tarpon) Shelling all along the wide beaches......TAME Gulf Of Mexico Emerald Blue/Green waters 'WITHOUT' the sometimes 'Dangerous' Undertows so Common in Cancun & Riviera Maya Caribbean Coast Beaches) SAFE SAFE SAFE for the Kiddies!
CASA CARACOL is a SMOKE FREE Home No Smoking inside the home, but theres plenty of Space outside for a Good Cigar etc. NO PETS (Guess you understand) Kids Welcome of course.
CASA CARACOL is Not a PARTY HOUSE For Spring Breakers. Minimum age of Adults 25 Please....Trust you understand. SENIORS & BABY BOOMERS WELCOME!
I'm Rodd 'Roddrigo Sidney' My Wife Melba (A Mayan Beauty) & our lovely daughter Zelmi have enjoyed Holbox For many years.
Locally I'm known as the 'Whale Shark Daddy'. I was one of the early pioneers of the ever-popular Summer Whale Shark Tours. These operate from June 1 to Sept 15 where guests can Actually Snorkel 'Up Close' with these amazing 'Docile' Creatures.We've earned a TOP 5 Star rating on Trip Advisor (see us there as Holbox Whale Shark Tours) Our Staff will insure your Day with the Dominoes is so very SPECIAL. Combined Tour Packages available on public as well as our Signature Private VIP Tours. See our website for more details or call our USA Direct lines any time to ask questions & to book your Amazing Adventure swimming alongside of an 18 Wheeler!
We've helped 1000's of Tourists over the past 8 years to enjoy their Magical Moments with the Whale Sharks, where also on any given day you might see a Pod of FREE Running Dolphins (Not in a Circus Tank like in Cancun), or a Group of Magestic MANTA RAYS! How about Sea Turtles? Ever see them mating? UNREAL!
We Share these ECO Opportunities because we LOVE NATURE & all her abundant creatures.
If your time is Short & you don't have time to visit & stay on Holbox & prefer the Glitz & Glamor of Cancun We can also accommodate you on a Whale Shark Trip from Cancun where our operation also enjoys & has EARNED 5* ratings on Trip Advisory as Cancun Whale Shark Tours...........
We flat 'GUARANTEE' you'll enjoy your Vacation with us!
At age 65 most people 'RETIRE' I'm just getting started. I enjoy meeting so many new people & thrill @ sharing our Home & resources with new friends & acquaintances.
I came to Holbox in 1999. On my First visit I was 'HOOKED'! I met my wife Fell in love and well as Paul Harvey was so fond of saying.....You know the Rest of the Story! We found CASA CARACOL in 2000. It had been built in 1998 and had a VERY Interesting History Which I share with guests privately here on Holbox. The 30' Tall Palapa is ONE OF A KIND on Holbox & is Strong as steel as its weathered Hurricanes ISSAC - ISIDOR & MOST RECENTLY 2007 'WILMA' ...a biggie!
No Problem we've modernized & improved CASA CARACOL to offer, what we believe is the Finest Rental Property on ALL of Holbox! Centrally located its the Only Private residence in the Center of Town CLOSE & Convenient to everything.
Our Family resides Full Time in the Colonial Yucatan Town of VALLADOLID, only 2 hours away where our daughter attends school. When CASA CARACOL is vacant, we return on Weekends etc as we still LOVE HOLBOX and have so many good friends & associates here. We truly decide only recently to open CASA CARACOL for rent as we truly want to SHARE the Holbox Experience with Fellow World Travelers & to make NEW FRIENDS! Its not just another 'Rental Property'! Its still our home and who knows if someone 'REALLY' likes it We might consider selling it...You decide...........
Well lets start with LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION the tried & true Mantra of all Real Estate. The Gulf Of Mexico is our front yard. ECO Tourism opportunities, Fresh Fish Truly Friendly local people most of Mayan Descent, truly 'Beautiful people'! When we first saw CASA CARACOL with a small hand painted 'For Sale' sign, Melba & I said WOW! This could be our Home! One quik phone call to area code 415 in the states made the deal!We lived in CASA CARACOL pretty much full time when our daughter started 'Jardin de Kinder' Kindergarden, then Primary School.....We saw that the true Educational options as she grew older were not sufficient on Holbox so we went to Valladolid where Zelmi's now in High School 'PREPA'......My hope is she'll study 'Tourismo' in College and follow in her 'Papitos' Footsteps....We'll see!
You'll just have to come visit Holbox and see if it 'FITS' , for you! There is something very 'MAGICAL' about the place you have to Experience.
House if FULLY EQUIPPED W/ DIRECT TV SKY SAT TV 220 Channels, XM RADIO, Wi-Fi Throughout, In House Desktop Computer or bring your I-Pad/Laptop + a Direct FREE PHONE Line to USA & CANADA!
We also offer DISCOUNTED Golf Car Rental fees that can be included in your House Rental Fees. SAVE $200 on a weekly rental alone. This Reduces your OVERALL Coasts while Visiting the Magic Island of HOLBOX!