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Caribbean Style Beach House in Idyllic Fishing Village

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

This very spacious (optional 3- to- 6 bedroom) Caribbean Beach Villa 'La Casa en el Aire' is a comfortable two-level-house directly on the beautiful sandy beach with palm trees around the house. It features a newly added spectacular roof terrace with lounge area.

The lower level of the house features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room with a large lounging area, a shaded terrace facing the beach and a covered dining aera behind the house facing the garden.

The up-stairs of the house features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a huge shaded terrace with a bar area and a palapa for the kids. Note: second floor not suitable for very small children - only under permanent adult supervision (balcony gaps). The water pressure is not great in the up-stairs bathrooms, it´s more convenient to shower in the down-stairs bathrooms. Water pressure is a known problem in Mexico, we tried several pressure pumps but the salty and humid air is not favorable for them. but both downsstairs showers offer good water pressure (due to gravity) and have also both cold & hot water.

N E W: We now have WIFI internet available! The signal comes with a micro wave connection from Tizimin, not 100% reliable but working most of the time. Also the use of a NEW AUTOMATIC MOTORROLLER is now included in the rent of the house, only an additional security deposit is need for the motorroller (see photo). It is a lot of fun exploring the village on the motorroller (seats 2 people).

We offer two rental options: The house can be rented entirely (max. 10 adults and 4 kids) or if you have a smaller party, we close the up-stairs bedrooms and you can rent only the lower level plus the kids Palapa (max. 4 adults and 4 kids) - see different pricing options.

Please note that we never rent the house to different parties at the same time!

Please contact for daily rate (4-night-minimum-stay during low season),

7-night-minimum-stay during high season).

The beach is kid friendly as there are no dangerous currents and no steep declines. Enjoy walking the endless virgin beach with its beautiful palm trees.

This spacious Caribbean Beach Villa is located in El Cuyo, a small fishing village in Yucatan. El Cuyo is located in a natural reserve area. It is a paradise for adventurous bird and nature lovers (Flamingos, Frigate birds, Pelicans, Herons, Cranes, Cormorants, Ibises and many more…)

With a little luck you can spot Dolphins from the terraces of the house, mostly during early morning hours.

There is almost no tourism in El Cuyo.

El Cuyo offers 25 miles (40 km) of fine white sand beach, from the house to the east 9 miles (15 km) of virgin beach without any houses but lot’s of beautiful palm trees. Nature lovers will enjoy the tranquility of this location.

From june to september you can take a boat tour to swim with whale sharks near Holbox Island.

There are several Mayan ruins in the area.

You can book tours to see the flamingos. During july and august the enormous sea turtles lay eggs on the beach and hatch.

El Cuyo is not a place with a lot of infrastructure, there are a few restaurants and a few small shops, but no supermarkets or discos. You can buy fresh fish at the harbor and depending on season also shellfish and calamaris.

You need a rental car to get around, public transportation is skatchy and the house is not in the center of the village but located a little further out. Google maps coordinates of the house = 21 30' 55'' N 87 40' 06'' W or 215153 -876684

(the VRBO pin on the map is not correct, you will see our yellow roof terrace on google)

This whole area does experience ocasional power outages, it would be a good idea to bring your own flash light(s). It will also serve you on nightly beach excursions...

Beach is perfect for kiting, kite surfing and windsurfing, but you need to bring your own equipment or contact the local kite school - Humberto Ramirez - via Facebook prior to your stay to insure availability of equipment and classes.

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Villa, 3 or 6 bedroom rental, caribbean style, kid friendly, pet friendly, roof terrace, directly on the beach, spacious, fully equipped, El Cuyo, Yucatan, Mexico

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2017

About The Owner

german ownership

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Yucatan

perfect getaway for a relaxed stay in paradise far from the hectic world.

Miles of virgin beach with nothing but palm trees and the ocean to disconnect from today´s busy life.

What makes this house unique

very spaceous and comfortable house directly on the beach, very tranquile and safe location, expectacular views from the 3 terraces, fully equipped kitchen because we love to cook.

Great beach house to share with your friends and family.


El Cuyo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 downstairs - toilet , shower , bathroom attached to downstairs master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 upstairs - toilet , shower , low water pressure in this upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 4 upstairs - toilet , shower , low water pressure in this upstairs bathroom
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 downstairs - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 large windows, one facing downstairs terrace and ocean
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , upstairs with its own private terrace facing ocean
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , downstairs masterbedroom with attached bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - Kid´s Palapa with 4 mattresses on the floor
  • King size beds (4), Master-bedroom bed is suspended from the ceiling, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) these are located in the kids palapa, Baby Cribs (1) pack-and-play foldable crib
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming
Automatic motorroller available for use by adult renters at no additional cost but additional security deposit requiered. There are many hammock hooks throughout the house to hang hammock, several hammocks available cleaning service and catering services available at additional cost


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Caribbean Style Beach House in Idyllic Fishing Village
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Sun, Stars and Sea

  • 5 of 5

True "ends of the earth" paradise living. The house is well appointed with spacious indoor and outdoor living. One can catch a glimpse of the sea from most any vantage point inside or out. The caretakers were one of highlights; attentive but never intrusive.

The town itself is about as sleepy as you would imagine a Mexican fishing village to be. One of our favorite parts was buying fresh seafood most every day (shrimp, grouper, ocotpus). There a few restaurants, street food, liquor store, and mini Tiendas scattered around the town.

While you can stop in Tizimin for groceries, I'd strongly advise that you do that in Cancun. The store in Tizimin, while large, was pretty abysmally stocked. Also, make sure to fill up on gas before you head out of Cancun.

Susanne was very communicative and quick to respond to all of our questions. She went out of her way to make sure we had all the information we needed for a very successful vacation. We hope to be back one day!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Increible lugar

  • 5 of 5

El cuyo, un lugar que se convirtio en uno de mis favoritos desde que lo conoci. Tiene los mas espectaculares atardeceres que he visto y la gente muy amable.

Estuvimos muy contentos en la casa, es una casa muy grande y comoda, tiene varias habitaciones cada una con un espacio magico y diferente.

Es increible abrir los ojos en la mañana, escuchar el sonido del mar, saber que estas en un lugar unico, apartado de cualquier ciudad con una paz indescriptible, y darte cuenta que no es un sueño. Pues la arena la tienes enfrente, abriendo la puerta de una linda terraza donde todas las mañanas tomamos cafe, y de vez en cuando vimos delfines.

En fin no me queda mas que un muy buen sabor de boca tanto del lugar como de la casa.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation in a picturesque fishing village

  • 3 of 5

El Cuyo is a darling little fishing village along the Emerald coast. The water is tranquil, the beach is uncrowded with beautiful sand, and the starts at night are unlike anything you have seen! The town has few amenities available so it is a good idea to stock up on anything you need in one of the bigger towns before you arrive in El Cuyo. As far as the house is concerned, it is spacious and offers a great location. However, it is time to do a little maintenance. To look it's very best the house needs some painting and it is time to replace some items. The fans are rusty as well as some of the kitchen appliances, which rendered them unusable. The towels and sheets are threadbare. There is only water pressure in the first floor showers, the upstairs showers had no pressure beyond a single dribble. None of these things caused us great discomfort, but a little upkeep could make this a fabulous vacation rental instead of an "just ok" rental. The location is fairly easy for visiting surrounding areas, you need a car, but our adventures to Holbox, Rio Lagartos and Valladolid were great fun. The Yucatan is an amazing vacation locale and we were happy to have had the opportunity to explore and relax in such a gorgeous place.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Autentico Mexcio

  • 5 of 5

La casa en el aire...

Preciosa casa para para pasar unas vacaciones ideales con la familia y practicar deportes como el kitesurfing o windsurf. Su situacion es privilegiada, en una hermosa playa de mas de 20 km donde nunca fuimos mas de 6 personas tomando el sol y haciendo deporte.

Paseos interminables con la familia y niños, entre pelicanos, fragatas, iguanas e infinidad de vida animal e incluso algún avistamiento de delfines. Los niños se lo pasaron genial con todo eso!!!!

La casa estaba mas que equipada con todo lo necesario para pasar una semana muy comodamente, incluso jueguetes para que los mas pequeños se entretuvieran en la playa.

El Cuyo es un pueblo muy pintoresco de pescadores, aunque algo limitado en servicios como es lógico, pero precioso y muy seguro, es una alternativa muy gratificante a lo que conoze la gran masa de turistas que se dirigen a Cancún, se puede decir que visitando El Cuyo te puedes hacer una idea de lo que es la vida local en Yucatán.

Sara y Gabriel son una pareja super amable, atentos y totalmente dedicados a hacernos pasar una semana agradable en La Casa en el Aire!!!

Sin duda un lugar al que volveremos!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We've spent one of our most exceptional vacations in La Casa en el Aire in the lovely town of El Cuyo. This is the third time that members of our family have stayed in this house. The ocean is perfect for small kids to enjoy and learn how to swim. The yucatecan food was excellent, provided by Magdalena and Valente. We had the opportunity to visit exciting nearby places to visit (Chichen Itza, Holbox, Río Lagartos, Ek Balam, etc.). We also had the chance to swim with the magnificent whale shark. The house offers every ammenity needed to have an excellent time with your family. Thanks to Susanne, Sara and Gabriel for your wonderful service. Hope to see you soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, California

One of the world's most perfect spots

  • 5 of 5

My family and I fell in love with El Cuyo and this house last year and counted the days until we could return. El Cuyo is a small town and remote, allowing one to really experience the beauty of the Yucatan. The house is spacious and comfortable, so hanging out inside if it rains is not a hardship. The kitchen is well equipped - we thoroughly enjoyed cooking. In and around the house, there are many tranquil spots to hang out and watch the world go by. The new extended palapa roof over the deck on the second floor is a great addition.

I can't say enough wonderful things about the owner and the caretakers - they are attentive and responsive.

This house - this location - this experience - is the stuff that memorable vacations are made of.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
in front of the house!
Car: necessary

Beach is perfect for kiting and kite surfing, windsurfing - bring your own equipment.

Mayan ruins: (Ek Balam (1 hour drive), Chichen Itza (2.5 hour drive), various Cenotes (sink holes), colonial cities Izamal and Valladolid, boat trips to Holbox Island (whale sharks, snorkeling, bird watching), Rio Lagartos natural reserve tours available (Flamingo tours, bird watching)


Rates & Availability

El Cuyo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter 2017
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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