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"Caphe Ha" The Original Ocean Front Private Villa in Tulum

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

CAPHE HA meaning 'Two Waters' in ( 'Mayan') is situated on six lush acres in the Sian Ka'an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This intimate private hideaway is surrounded by the Caribbean sea and the Boca Paila Lagoon. Ideally located by bird island, coral reefs and white sandy beaches. Caphe Ha was the first Eco Lodge 'Bed and Breakfast' in Sian Ka'an. Built and designed by original owners Jeff and Guy Frankel in 1979. The house has four separate buildings. A large thatched roofed 'Palapa' for living, cooking and dining. A two bedroom two story main house and a romantic guest house. Breathtaking views of the ocean from all points of the property. Modern and Rustic Mayan wood and natural stone buildings make for a quaint setting on a secluded private beach.

CAPHE HA has accommodated many scientist, naturalist, birdwatchers, snorkelers, family and friends for over three decades. Activities include: Exploring undeveloped Mayan Temples, Nature walks, Turtle hatching's, Wildlife viewing, Sea kayaking, Fishing, Tours discovering the ancient Mayan waterways and lagoons. Hiking and beach combing on miles of remote beaches and tropical jungle trails.

The house is fully furnished and maintained by caretakers Roberto and Manuela, who have been with us for over twenty three years. House keeping and general needs are provided by the staff.

Keywords: Beach House, Guest House, Casita. Villa, Retreat, Lodge, Oceanfront, Bed and Breakfast, Inn

More Details

Owner
Gaetano Frankel
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Gaetano Frankel

Owners live in Sedona Az.

Gaetano Frankel purchased this house in 1977

Why Gaetano Frankel chose Quintana Roo

The location was a family retreat for many years. Now my wife and I continue to vacation here with our family.

What makes this house unique

The natural beautiful setting, A Relaxing and remote location. Friendly Mayan people and surroundings. Pristine beaches.

Amenities

Tulum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

"Caphe Ha" The Original Ocean Front Private Villa in Tulum
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Great Stay at Caphe Ha

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Caphe Ha during our stay in the Tulum area. The drive to the house is about 25 minutes from the edge of the Tulum hotel zone as stated in some other reviews. It is a beautiful property on the beach secluded in the jungle. The caretakers were great hosts and we looked forward to Manuela’s fantastic Mexican meals. Our kids were up early each morning to run around with the dogs on the beach. We took a few day trips to local sites such as ruins or boating trips which could be an hour or more of driving but it is worth it to come back to enjoy a huge dinner on the porch facing the beach. Would highly recommend Caphe Ha as an alternative to staying in a typical hotel or vacation home.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise found! Hands down the prettiest beach we saw while on our trip and it was ours to enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

Once you drive into the sian kaan biosphere, you drive for 25 minutes and you arrive at the most beautiful beach and house. I felt the home was part of nature, the showers had natural elements built in, you truly feel you are living in the trees! You are under the coconut trees, laying in the hammocks, sitting by the water, taking it all in, then you turn around and see the house and you can't believe this is all your to enjoy. Manuelas cooking was amazing! The best meals we had in Mexico for sure! Roberto knew the nicest fishermen to take my husband and sons fishing, then took us all out to the reef to snorkel. That night Manuela cooked up the fish for us, seriously the most amazing mango cream fish dish that we all went crazy over! My kids would get their flashlights and explore at night finding so many hermit crabs walking all around the house, truly you are a part of the jungle here. Then to sleep in the screened in master bedrooom with the breeze, it's like you are sleeping right on the beach. We ventured out one day to explore a bit, but couldn't wait to get back and get away from the crowds that were everywhere in town! Guy was so nice, and helped with anything we needed! It is a little bit of a drive, but if you are looking to have your own place, off grid, at the most beautiful spot in nature, then this is for you. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Remote Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the remote and isolated Caphe Ha property. We were looking for a place that was away from the hustle and bustle of Tulum and Cancun and that had direct beach access. Caphe Ha was all of that and more. The property easily accommodates 6-7, with a private bungalow, two bedrooms and bathrooms, and a separate kitchen, living room, and patio. The views were stunning and it was hard to beat the peace and quiet. Guy, the owner, was wonderful. He was always quick to reply to inquiries and touched base by phone before we left. He was thorough and incredibly accommodating. I highly recommend Manuela's cooking! We were spoiled the whole time with her delicious meals. While the beach is beautiful and scenic, the one downside, is that trash washes up on the shore. Roberto cleaned and raked the beach each morning so we had a clean area to enjoy in front of the house.

We enjoyed our restful retreat and would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nicest vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

What a paradise! My young adult son and I rented Caphe Ha over the Christmas/New Years holidays, and we had the absolute pleasure of staying there for two whole weeks. (We definitely could have stayed longer; in fact, I'd like to still be there, right now!) The compound was perfect: beautiful landscaping, neat as a pin everywhere you look, nice bathrooms, great beds, plenty of air in the bedrooms for cooling off at night, gentle waves, warm water, warm air, sandy beach, coconut palms, and everything you could possibly need to relax, walk the beach (by the way, you can walk for miles in either direction and never see another house, or even another person!), lie in the sun, body surf, or explore the surrounding woods. When I first booked the house, Guy (the owner) suggested that I "hire" Manuela (the caretaker) to do our cooking for us. I was reluctant, simply because I'm a fairly good cook, plus, I really enjoy going to the market in various countries and investigating the local produce, etc. So I politely said "yes" to our first couple days at Caphe Ha, saying that I would take over as soon as we could make it out to the mercado. WOW! After our first meal, we were begging Manuela to cook for us! She's fantastic! Not just "adequate," or even "good, " but superior in every way. We don't eat chicken, beef or pork (but we do eat fish and seafood), and we stick to relatively a healthful diet, and Manuela was completely accommodating. So fresh, and so incredibly delicious. At one point, we had some minor trouble with our rental jeep (a part of the fender was coming loose), and we asked Roberto (the other caretaker) if we could borrow a pair of pliers. Instead of merely handing us the tools we needed, he insisted on helping us, and before we could even protest, he was under the car, doing the entire job! He could not have been kinder! Both Manuela and Roberto, and the other couple who assist at Caphe Ha, Maria and Haviere, were some of the gentlest, sweetest, kindest, most lovely people we've ever had the pleasure of meeting. And the dogs! We're "dog people," to be sure, and having three adorable dogs on the property made our vacation even nicer! Whenever we'd strike out on a beach walk, two of the dogs (Diana and Negra) would come bounding out and accompany us! It was so fun. And the third dog, Yuma, is the sweetest, most sincere dog you could ever meet. We loved ALL the humans and dogs we encountered at Caphe Ha, and we can't wait to return for a "reunion!"

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We Can't Stop Coming Back!! Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Tulum and Caphe Ha, and it was every bit as magical as the first. The road to the house was much better this year, so we were able to venture out a bit more than we did on our previous visit. That said, once we arrived we didn't really want to leave. The house was just as we had left it - in pristine condition with every "off the grid" amenity we could ask for - from the outdoor well to wash off the salt water to the hammocks, outdoor showers, incredible beach views and the sea right in front of us, we were in paradise! Manuela and Roberto were there and took great care of us. They had coffee and breakfast waiting for us each morning, cut down fresh coconuts daily, and made the most delicious, fresh and authentic Mexican meals each evening. We had our 9 and 7 year old children with us and they also loved the sense of relaxation and calm. It was so nice to be able to shut down and get off electronic devices!! Even for them. Caphe Ha is a special place and we will keep coming back!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best so far in Q.R.

  • 5 of 5

This is the most private, quiet, and secluded villa we've found in Q.R., (under $1,000 a day). Manuela is a master chef and she is a welcome addition to the property. You will not see another soul for your stay, and Manuela will modify her presence upon request to give you total privacy. This place just squeezes the tension out, while the relaxation oozes in. Great place, great food! It is a LONG slow journey down from Cancun, along the gravel road from Tulum past Boca Paila, and I will get a Jeep the next time we're there--and we DO plan to go back. (P.S. the family dogs (of Roberta y Manuela who reside on the property about 200 yards away) may greet you with barking but they're harmless. (Make sure and get kilometer markings from Guy when you book so you don't try to find the turn in too soon). P.P.S: the "best fish tacos in the world" sign at Mateo's in the Hotel Zone south of Tulum isn't exaggerating. They are the best fish tacos in the world!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Can Cun
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Xamach
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Cozumel
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
32
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Xamach
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Ocean
Car: necessary

We are located in the heart of the Sian Kan Preserve. Boat tours are available through the ancient Mayan water ways and into the Boca Paila lagoon. See the nesting pink Ibises on bird Island, Mayan ruins, manatees in fresh water Blue Holes. World Class Fly fishing. Snorkel or scuba on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Bird and wildlife observation.

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Rates & Availability

Tulum House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,400
$8,500
 
 
fall season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$4,500
 
 
Pre Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
$9,500
 
 
christmas
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
winter Rates
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$550
$3,850
$13,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

We look forward having you as our guest at the Caphe Ha beach house in the Sian Kan nature park of Tulum.
To confirm your reservation we require a 50% non refundable payment in the form of a despot. Balance is due in the form of a second payment 30 days before arrival. if you need cancel your reservation please do so 30 days prior to your arrival. First payment deposits are non refundable. We also cannot refund deposits due to bad weather or road conditions. Thank you
Warm Regards
Guy and Erika

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