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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 - 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
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Caribbean Style Beach House in Idyllic Fishing Village
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
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: Mar 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: Feb 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: Feb 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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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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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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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

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.

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