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Caribbean Style Beach House in Idyllic Fishing Village

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 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) and access to all terraces - 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 (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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El Cuyo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


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Caribbean Style Beach House in Idyllic Fishing Village
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews
New York, NY

Great House Directly on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

The village of El Cuyo is quiet and low-key, and seemingly at the edge of the world, which was just what we wanted.

The house was great, particularly the second floor which has three bedrooms, two baths (plus a potential additional bedroom called the Kid’s Palapa) and a large open terrace shaded from the sun by a palapa roof, complete with a fun swing hanging from the rafters. First floor was loft-like with one large open room consisting of an open kitchen / living room area with two bedrooms opening off to the side. One of these rooms has a private bathroom with shower. All other bedrooms have shared bathrooms. All beds were tolerably comfortable and the second floor bedroom overlooking the ocean has a hanging swing bed that is very pleasant. The white sandy beach was literally steps from the house down a little path through some scrub. Shells galore and almost no people. A few doors down is the Kiteboarding school, and in the afternoons when the wind pics up there are several kiteboarders out on the water (fun to watch). Owner Susanne was a good communicator, was prompt in answering my questions and returning our security deposit. Caretakers Sarah and Gabriel were very attentive and checked in on us several times during our stay. They were also able to help us by making introductions to a man who fixed our flat tire and to Luis, who took us around town to point out the bakery, bodegas, vegetable and meat sellers, and made us acquainted with the fish monger. Luis also arranged for us to go out on a tour of the lagoon with a local captain on his boat. Our only complaint with the house is that we wished it had additional furniture. The first floor living room has a large built-in banquette structure of concrete and wooden stats with inadequate cushions and a amoebic shape that defied sitting comfortably. The second floor terrace desperately needs a casual seating area with comfortable sofa/lounge chairs and possible a dining table and chairs. The roof terrace has gorgeous views all the way to the lagoon, but there were only two wooden chairs and a little side table there to sit on. Some shade in the form of a palapa would be a great For a 5 bedroom house there should be enough seating on all levels for everyone. All rooms have locks you should lock all doors and close shutters when you leave the house. Large safe on ground floor to store valuables. Loved the house & location, and would definitely stay here again! Love El Cuyo!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vetlanda , Sweden

Perfect location on endless beach with aall comforts. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

We were 7 people and the house was almost too large for us, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. On the beach. Very cosy and well kept. One of the best places i have been, but i only been in 60 countres so far. We saw dolphins while eating breakfast, and jumping manta rays while playing games on the beach. El cuyo for president!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Como siempre todo muy bien. Nos da gusto los nuevos ventiladores y mantenimiento que le han dado.

  • 5 of 5

Es importante revisar el refrigerador no enfría bien, el mosquitero que da a la terraza (permite la entrada de mosquitos). Por último, sería practico contar con "paquetes" de servicios de limpieza o asistencia general para estandarizar precio y calidad. Consideramos el costo alto por servicios irregulares. También una lista de contactos de prestadores de servicios para actividades en el Cuyo (p.ej pesca, windsurf, etc).

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

A Kiter and Yogi's Dream!

  • 5 of 5

Casa an el Aire was the perfect house for our vacation. As a group of kiteboarders, we loved staying right on the beach with the launch spot just a stones throw away. We did yoga every morning either on the rooftop or middle terrace where we could watch the ocean and feel the morning breezes.

The house was just the right size for our large group and had plenty of space for everyone to feel comfortable whether eating, lounging or sleeping. The large secured entrance was perfect for storing all of our gear and the outdoor shower and laundry line were ideal for rinsing off and drying anything.

Sarah was wonderful and checked in with us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay.

The little town of El Cuyo was just what we were looking for in our kiteboarding and yoga getaway for a week. The people were very welcoming, we felt very safe, and we loved the authentic feel of the quaint mexican town.

We had wind almost every day of our trip during the month of March which is a great record for a one week stay! In addition to kiteboarding to our hearts desire, we went and explored nearby Cenotes and Mayan Ruins. We'd highly suggest heading out for a day trip to do this. One of the highlights of our week.

All in all, we had a wonderful stay in El Cuyo and we can't wait to go back and stay again in Susanne's beautiful house on the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tercera vez en este impresionante lugar

  • 5 of 5

Mi tercera visita En la Casa en El Aire

La casa sigue con su encanto de siempre y su privilegiado lugar en este pintoresco pueblo que es El Cuyo

La casa posee todas las comodidades para diferentes situaciones, hemos venido 5, 8 y esta ultima vez hasta 11 personas, en ningún momento nos hemos sentido faltos de lugar o incómodos por la cantidad de gente, hay sitio de sobra!!!

El lugar es muy pintoresco, si buscas turismo de masas y movimiento de gente, no es tu lugar. En es sito que se respira tranquilidad las 24 horas del día, no por ello tienes infinidad de cosas que hacer.

Deportes acuáticos de viento, como el kitesurf o windsurf es un lugar privilegiado para ello, sobre todo los meses de invierno donde la temperatura es de 25 a 30 grados y un viento agradable todo el día tanto para estar en la playa como para hacer deporte.

Fantásticos paseos por la playa de muchos kilómetros andando sin encontrar a nadie y observando la fauna del lugar.

Salidas de pesca en las que en pocas horas sacas dos cubos de peces listos para hacer en Barbacoa.

Salidas nocturnas por la playa para observar un cielo estrellado impresionante que en pocos lugares se puede observar.

Excursiones por Yucatan a cenotes y ruinas mayas

Y así te pasan los días hasta que te das cuanta que es tu ultimo día en el lugar y te tienes que ir con mucha tristeza pero dispuesto a volver cuando sea posible.

Las gentes del lugar son amables hasta el infinito, no están contaminados por el turismo de masas y no buscan mas que disfrutes de su privilegiado hogar.

La casa dispone de todas las comodidades si no quieres salir de ella y pretendes hacer vida allí, las barbacoas nocturnas en la terraza de la playa son la mejor situación para disfrutar de la casa y la familia.

Dispone de conexion a Internet tanto para niños y adultos, pero recomiendo olvidarse de eso y disfrutar del lugar!!!!

El Cuyo se encuentra a unos 2:45 o 3 horas del aeropuerto de Cancun, las carreteras cada año son mejores y no hay ningún problema por conducir por la zona, es un lugar seguro en el que nunca nos hemos encontrado en ninguna situación rara.

Yo lo recomiendo para personas que busquen un lugar fuera del turismo de masas y quieran conocer un poquito mejor lo que es Mexico y sus gentes.


  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 4 of 5

The location of this rental can't be beat. If it's rest and relaxation you are looking for and want to unplug, El Cuyo is the place for you.


-Right on the beach and few if any people around

- the water is beautiful

- if you like to fish, this is the place. We caught dinner most nights and the locals were really helpful with tips on how they fish.

- can't beat the fresh bread from the bakery daily and if you don't fish, there is a local gentleman, Who sells his daily catch in town and will clean/cut it however you like.

- Sara and Gabriele( the caretakers) were great and answered any questions we had

- Very safe area


- the house needs updating even though the basics are there. It would have been helpful if there was a bottle opener ( for beer/soda)available but there were plenty of dishes and storage containers.

- no comfortable seating inside or outside. Only 2 lounge chairs were available and there were no chairs or any seating available on the upper level so it was basically unusable, which was a shame and an area we specifically discussed we would like to use.

- there was no hot water in the kitchen so we needed to boil water to clean. There was a hot water tank to turn on for the shower and we had hot water to bathe.

- maybe not a con for some but the 3 upstairs bedrooms are separate from the rest of the house so you need to go outside to access. Just something to note if you are a family wanting to be together.

Overall we fell in love with El Cuyo and will return. If you are looking to get away from reality for awhile, this is the place.

If the owners do some updating and provide more comfortable seating all around, we might stay again. There are many options in the area so hopefully the owners will respond to the suggestions.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stacy, thank you for your comments. We are very glad you liked our house and El Cuyo and sorry that you did not like the seating situation. Here are our comments: In regards of the kitchen utensils, we think more than basic is provided, since we love to cook. Sorry about the missing bottle opener! We had several ones, but those things tend to disappear quickly as they are also used outdoors. We will restock a couple. As to the hot water: it is not a common feature in the tropics to have hot water in the kitchen. There is probably not a single house in the area offering that. Regarding the seating issue: Inside: we have a large wooden table in the kitchen with 10 high wooden bar stools and then there is a large wooden sofa area in the living room with a divider serving as a back rest and plenty of cushions. On the outside downstairs terrace: We have a large table and plastic seating chairs to seat and eat outside on the downstairs terrace and two comfortable long sun chairs. On the upstairs terrace there is a wooden bar table and wooden bar stools to take your cocktails/coffee and two wooden lounge chairs Yucatan style and three little lounge tables. We take your point of missing deck chairs on the upstairs terrace and just bought three more long sun chairs for the upstairs terrace (they are light weight and can be carried around to be used on the roof terrace as well). Also there are plenty of hammock hooks throughout the house inside and outside, and we provide several hammocks to rest very comfortably in the breeze. Due to the rough climate condition (very high humidity levels and salty air) it is impossible to offer plush cushion sofas, etc. because they would smell incredibly bad and moldy in a very short time. This might be possible only in a completely air-conditioned house but we decided against putting A/C in our house in order to preserve the tropical feeling and the breeze that almost always comes from the ocean does not require to use A/Cs. It is a spacious rustic-style beach house designed for the tropics.
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About The Owner

german ownership

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose El Cuyo

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.


Nearest Airport
100 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $40
Pet Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $300

Cancellation policy for holiday bookings (EASTER and CHRISTMAS):
50% refund if cancelled 4 weeks prior to arrival date
100% refund if cancelled 8 weeks prior to arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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