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Mattias Doehling

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

Villa in San Geronimo in Cancun City *Vw BUG*

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

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Private Vacationhome Cancun City fully furnished

Villa San Geronimo is our beloved fully furnished house in Cancun Centro (city) Mini Market (Extra) only 20 minutes by car from the hotel zone in Cancun.

Our housekeeper Amalia comes several times week to the house, cleans and for a tip she can prepare you a mexican meal and do your laundry. Renting a private Condo doesnt mean you have to do everything yourself, you know. At least not here,..

One of our Vw Bugs or Nissan Stationwagon is also available for you to rent.

We offer our home to the only reason as a holiday home, because we went for one year due to personal reasons to Germany, and a home like this you wont find on Homeaway...just for that reason its worth to keep on reading.

Location of object

Villa San Geronimo is a cozy furnished terrace , next to the house is a park with barbecue possibility,and playground . From here you can plan your daily excursions in the region, or just enjoy the great weather.

It is fully equipped, and our housekeeper Amalia Receives you personally at the house.Airport Transfers can be arranged as well if you like.

Only couples, Families, Retiries please. No Students or Springbreakers allowed.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mattias Doehling (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

About Mattias Doehling

The best decision I've made in my life was to come to this beautiful country,....Mexico.

I love the country and its people, but their slowness, tardiness and informality in some cases still bothers me, even after 20 years I now live here. You just have to put everything into the balance ... it's a bit hard to explain .... but it's something like if you want a fruit that has no shell or skin, is something ... thats not possible.

I was born and educated in Bamberg, Germany and finished my career there. After that, I went to work for the Mouse in Disney World in Orlando Florida and have worked in the German Pavilion at Epcot , .. followed by 2 years at Lufthansa in Frankfurt. Driven by wanderlust ... I then followed the call Mexico's in 1993.

I lived for 20 years in Cancun, Mexico, ... and still work part time in 5 star hotels. 12 years ago I started with the first Vacation apartment. We now have 7 and also rent you our Vw Beetle to our guests. We are the owners of these houses and can be reached anytime personally, by phone or by email. In the Competition of the Landlord of the Year in 2011, we made the 3 place, and in 2012 we reached the 1st place. It's a lot of fun with guests, and we are always passing along our longtime experience in Mexico . We look forward hosting you ...

Mattias Doehling purchased this house in 2011

Why Mattias Doehling chose Quintana Roo

Who do we recommend to rent a vacation home in Yucatan?

If you are interested in getting to know the mexican culture, its people the hospitality and its food , is flexible and willing to learn more about the 'Mexican way of Life'and wants to experience more 'Local Flavor'... away from the beaten Tourist path and 5 Star Hotels will enjoy it..COME and STAY with us.

Who should reconsider renting a private vacation Home?

If you are looking to be pampered in a 5 Star All inclusive Hotel and Buffett style meals , having an English speaking concierge 24 hours a day...then do yourself a favor..and do NOT rent a vacation home.

Villa San Geronimo ( max 8 guests) is in a cozy Mexican style house in a private gated community with pool in Cancun. It is ideal for families and single travelers,that seek to explore the beaches of Cancun or the Riviera Maya, or the wonders of the Mayan Ruins like Chichen Itza or Tulum from a central and easy location. Villa San geronimo has 2 levels, is fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, guest toilet downstairs and the garden with direct access to the park, private parking.

The master bedroom has a doubl bed, the guestroom 2 double beds, and the 3rd bedroom has a Lit for 2 kids and a double bed.

What makes this house unique

Private, security, gated Community


based on 13 traveler reviews

Villa in San Geronimo in Cancun City *Vw BUG*
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 14 reviews

Amazing place for a good price!

  • 4 of 5

This place is extremely nice! It's located in a quiet neighborhood. And it's gated, which made it safer. It is a little hard to find, but we got in touched with Amelia at the time and she met us up and we followed her to the place, once u find it, it sticks out like a sore thumb. It's a perfect place to stay if u don't mind driving 15-30 min to get to the hotel zone. And it is a lot cheaper to stay here then around the hotel Zone area. But because I commute a lot in my every day normal life, this wasn't an issue for me but it was for some of the people that went along. Only confusion we had was that ac isn't included and if u want ac it's an additional charge-very understandable, but I just wish we were informed correctly because we were hot and cranky the whole time we were there. But I would definitely go back to this house again-oh and they have a pool, its shared by the whole community but every time we went to take a quick dip-their was never anyone there :) so yes, I would recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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  • 1 of 5

When we rented this home, we paid for an upscale, private, gated community with amenities such as a private pool and park and air conditioning but did not get that. The owner, Matthias contacted us days before the arrival date to tell us that the home had been confiscated by the police and that he was going to give us his other comparable home that usually rented for more. Here is what we received. A home that was close to downtown in a public (miles from anything for tourists) residential area that was not gated, not private, not upscale with no amenities. The home we were switched to by the homeowner had buildings and homes in the same area that were crumbling and the debris was left there. All of the surrounding houses gated and locked their personal porches and most had watchdogs that barked incessantly. We were miles away from any tourist attractions, we had no privacy, no pool, no bicycles, no dryer, a washer that took hours to complete a cycle, an entire bottom floor with one small bedroom air conditioner that left the ground floor temperatures unbearable (spent our time at home upstairs) and an upstairs bathroom with no door for privacy. The only store close to us was Wal Mart and we had to walk and carry our own drinking water to the house.

I cannot speak to the cleanliness or maintenance of this home, my purpose in writing this is that we paid for it, but did not get it, I actually wrote a review for the other home as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bunch of horrible low class Guests, dear homeowners dont rent to them! how does the the saying go? if you have nothing nice to say, rather say nothing, but i wanted to write about this disgusting event anyway. This was the most horrible experience i have ever experienced with homeaway within 16 years of renting out our vacationhomes. the guest booked the cancun centro(downtown ) house for a certain amout of guests...but upon arrival there were double the amount that actually booked and paid. She treated the driver that picked her up from the airport without respect, complaining why it took him so long...Arriving at the property, she screamed and yelled like a lunatic to our humble Mayan carteaker Amalia and refused to pay the additional fee for the additional guests and AC. i just thought, what a maniac.. She got exactly what she booked. a downtown house, not a beachfront location, or 5 star all inclusive with Nanny service. she complained that it was difficult to move around with local transportation,..well lady, dont be so cheap an rent a van for 14 guests and 5 Minors. Again, the Lady new better and DID NOT rent it and struggled with public transportation..her spanish skills were limited to alcohol only, tequila, corona and margarita was all they stored in the fridge. but the best part was,..that the house (according to her) is 90 minutes away from any tourist attraction..hello, we are 10 Minutes from the beaches, 50 minutes from playa del Carmen...90 minutes away are the mayan ruins of chichen itza for christ sake. even if she decided to walk to the beaches she would be there in 40 minutes. Before each guest arrives, we sent out detailed homerules with what is included and what is extra, so the guest knows always ahead of time what they needed to bring or what is provided. But, she decided to BREAK INTO our Locked closet and used up all additional towels and sheets, some of them were used to clean the BBQ grill,...imagine that! Naturally, her 250 usd security deposit was NOT returned, which was basically why she decided to invent a bunch of lies in this guest review.
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The property was even better than discribed.

  • 5 of 5

Mattias was in constant communication once we made the reservation, providing all the answers to our questions and sending info on the area. The owner is very relaxed and accommodating which just adds to the traveling and vacation experience. Amalia is the house keep and was at the airport to greet us off the flight. She only speaks Spanish so Google translate was invaluable for us non Spanish speakers. She is a wonderful warm person. She uses WhatsApp to communicate while you are staying in the house, if you need anything. We had a tiny issue with the AC units and she did everything to have it repaired quickly. The house has everything. It is beautiful and a great Mexican experience.

We recommend taking a GPS so that it is simple to get about and return to the house which is located in a beautiful gated complex with a pool 60seconds from your door. Anytime we left the house everyone in the Cancun area were so nice and friendly. We rented the VW Beetle which was invaluable. We made friends at the petrol station 2 minutes down the road. We never at anytime felt worried or unsafe which maybe the case seeing as we have 2 young children. We absolutely loved Cancun. So much to do. The house was perfect for our vacation.

Muchos Gracias Amalia and Mattias.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Beautiful stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a beautiful stay in the house and in Cancún. The house was confortable, clean, and well-equiped. Amalia (the housekeeper) was marvelous... She was very nice and helpful and she cooked us wonderful meals.

We really enjoyed our experience and we are very grateful to both Mattias (the owner) and Amalia for their help. They were available and reactive to answer our questions and coordinate our pick up at the airport.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola, thanks for the comments,..we are happy that you as well enjoyed one of our vacationrentals and the services we provided, sunny regards Mattias , Amalia and Families
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Great for young families!

  • 5 of 5

The villa and the gated community provided a comfortable and enjoyable stay for our family. We were travelling with a 4yo, a 2yo, and an infant.

For the children, there was a great bedroom with toys and a bunk bed. Gates are helpfully located at the top and bottom of the stairs to help prevent accidents. The park is located right beside the unit and provided lots of opportunity for the kids to play. The pool had a shallow end that was about 2 feet deep which was great for the kids to be able to play independently. Monday to Friday the pool and park were deserted as most people in the community were at work or school.

It was easy to catch a taxi to the Walmart, Market 28, and Puerto Juarez (to go to Isla Mujeres) for 30-45 pesos. It is helpful to have a map to show the driver where San Geronimo is located if you are going further into the city. There isn't a beach conveniently nearby but that was not an issue for us.

Mattias was very helpful in organizing the details before our arrival. He and Amalia arranged for us to be picked up and dropped off at the airport for a reasonable price. They were also quick to respond when I notified them that the coffee maker did not work (a new one was delivered within a couple of hours). The security guard at the main gate was very helpful and willing to call a taxi for us, or you can just catch one on the street.

In general, the house was clean and well maintained. I would recommend this property for anyone looking to enjoy some quiet vacation time.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Kristyand Family, great that you had a wondeful time in our San Geronimo Villa,..thanks for writing in such details and recommending us to others, come back again,..Saludos Mattias and Amalia
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Wonderful private Home in Cancun

  • 5 of 5

My ?Family from Merida and Chicago? spent a lot of time looking for a place to

?organize our Vacation and we ? ?were? glad that we chose ?San Geronimo?, it was perfect. ?We wanted to stay in a private Home rather than a Hotel or All Inklusive Prison , Timeshare or Condo with of Tourists fighting over loungechairs on the beach. We wanted to "FEEL" how it is the "LIVE" in Cancun like a Local, a nice, private and safe neighbourhood.Kids from our Family even made friends with some of the neighbours kids...that surprisingly spoke english,too!

?The German ?owner is quick to respond and with all the Tipps and help provided months before and during our stay. he ??made? our stay very ?enjoyable.

? we actually didnt wanted to leave. Thanks Mattias for all your help assistance.

The ?house ?is clean, nicely decorated and has all ?appliances ?you need . We enjoyed the Pool and felt very safe since san Geronimo is a upscale gated Community with 2 Parks ,BBQ Areas, Playgrounds for Kids, Security at the Main Entrance and a 24 hour Convenience store located as well at the Main entrance,..just 1 Minute from our house. We can recommend it and will return again!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Cancun International
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
los de guanatos
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Puerto Juarez
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Pok Ta Pok
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Cancuns Hotelzone and its prestine beaches
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Cancún House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $1 per night, per additional guest
Sep 17 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week/ Weihnachten
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 26 2016
8 night minimum stay
New Years / Silvester
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $280
Endreinigung $54
AC $111

Klimaanlage ( 188 pesos pro tag, ca 9 Euro) auf Wunsch, ist im Mietpreis NICHT inklusive und kann auf Anfrage gebucht und vor Ort oder vor Ankunft bezahlt werden.
AC not included, 188 pesos(11) usd per day

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Cancún House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 158 m²
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Guestroom - 1 queen
    Masterbedroom - 1 king
    Guestroom - 1 queen
    Kids Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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