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Spacious 3 BR Villa Directly on 515 Foot, Secluded, Tranquil, Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,348 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

YUM BOTIC, which means “thank you” in Mayan, is a spacious, comfortable three-bedroom villa located on a 525 foot pristine private beach in Uvero, Mahahual, Costa Maya, the southern most area of the Mexican Caribbean. Great for couples, friends, families of all ages. At YUM BOTIC VILLA you call get away from if all and be surround by nature. Wake up to the songs of tropical birds and the soothing sounds of the waves. Watch spectacular sunrises, sunsets and evening star shows. Open your door to your wide white sand beach and expansive sea. Snorkel to see the many tropical fish under the sea. Drink fresh, healthy coconut water from the fruit of one of the many palm trees on the property. Gather up and store peace and tranquility for your return.

YUM BOTIC VILLA’s curved design captures the Caribbean sea breezes for your comfort. Its 11 foot ceilings and transom windows enhance cross ventilation. Tropical sea breeze and standing fans cool each room. The home has a fully tiled interior, 2 patios and a second expansive second floor terrace.

YUM BOTIC VILLA rental includes: 

- 3 large bedrooms each with a private bathroom,

outside access and fabulous views of the

Caribbean Sea.  

- Dining & living room area. 

- A full, kitchen equipped, granite countertops,

large stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, stainless

steel stove/oven. Fulll set of dishes,,

glasses, utensils, French Press for coffee,

blender & food processor attachment, pots

and pans, spices & herbs.

- Maid service includes daily sweeping and garbage

removal.Weekly full cleaning & mid week

mopping, sweeping, linens changed weekly.bath

& beach towels changed mid-week.

- Bottled water, electricity.

- Wireless Internet throughout the house and on

the terrace and patios.  If you have Skype

or download it, you can speak to people

back home and around the world. 

- Use of kayaks, beach volleyball, board game &

a library of books.

- Hammocks.

- Use of an outdoor grill. 

- Lounge chairs with small tables for the terrace,

garden & beach patios. 

- A large glass outdoor table facing the sea is for

dinning outdoors.  

- A large natural fiber beach umbrella (palapa),

 great for being in the shade out of the

tropical sun. 

- Villa decorated with Mexican crafts. 

- Large screened glass doors provide glorious

views and access to the covered tiled patios &

the beach beyond.

- Two outdoor showers for rinsing off sea water.

- Fabulous colorful coral reef with many tropical fish

a short walk along the beach from the Villa.

- The Villa's caretakers live in separate quarters on the property away from the house. They provide security and assistance to guests. They are able to cook, get fresh fish, wash clothes and do extra cleaning if you wish.

- Two local restaurants nearby.

-Mahahual is noted for its excellent diving and snorkeling sites including the world famous Chinchorro Reef. .A number of restaurants in town are there for you for times when you'd rather eat out than cook. Stroll along the Malecon seaside walkway and peruse There is also a new waterpark called The Lost Mayan Kingdom with several waterslides, a zip line and more.

In the nearby area, there are several Mayan archeological sites to explore.such as Chaccoben, Kohunlich, Dzibanche and Oxtankah. Nearby, north of Yum Botic Villa, is Sian Ka'an national nature preserve with fabulous stretches of beaches.and great places to snorkel.

Keywords: Paradise. Spacious comfortable Beach Villa,, Spectacular Caribbean views, Calm waters, Numerous Palm Trees,Peaceful setting, Incredible nightly star shows and magnificent sunrises and sunsets.

More Details

Susan Ackoff Ortega
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Susan Ackoff Ortega

I loves the multicolored Caribbean Sea and the intense greens of the tropical flora. I've been coming to the Mexican Caribbean since I was nineteen and have brought my children here since they were small. I am an artist and a retired art teacher and love the light here. I am an avid diver and feel very much at home on my wonderful beach.

Susan Ackoff Ortega purchased this villa in 2005

Why Susan Ackoff Ortega chose El Placer

I fell in love with Mahahual, Costa Maya because it reminded me of the Mexico I knew many years ago before the over-development of Cancun and its surrounding area. I've always loved the Caribbean Sea and am so pleased that I realized my dream of having a home right on the beach just steps away from its turquoise blue waters. I enjoy the year round warm weather, being near Mayan ruins and being able to go scuba diving often. I choose this location so I could have a large beach and be surrounded by nature.

What makes this villa unique

I fully enjoy the peace and tranquility I find on my special 213 foot beach. My beach house has a wonderful 2nd floor large terrace with access from each bedroom, great for watching the sun rise, sun set or gazing at the stars. The sea awaits me for my early morning swim. I head back to the house for a delicious coffee which I often drink on the expansive patio. I love looking out at the palm trees and the shore beyond, a 100 feet away. Snorkeling in front of the house or scuba diving with one of Mahahual's dive shops are also favorites. I relish reading a great book followed by an afternoon nap in one of the colorful hammocks on the patio. Taking a walk along the beach and observing various land and water birds along with tropical animals is a delight. I even saw a jaguar once. I'm sure you will find this true for you and your family as well.


Nearest Airport
200 Miles
Cancun - 200 Miles & Chetumal- 85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Mahahual town
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mayan Beach Garden
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
In front of house
Car: necessary

Must see activities nearby:

-Sian Ka'an Nature Reserve just north of property.

-Great snorkeling (short walk from villa) and spectacular scuba diving & famed Chinchorro Reef-.

-Deep sea fishing and fly fishing.

-Mexican,Italian, pizza and other restaurants many with beach view and on the beach dining.

-Mexican craft shops.

-Walkway (Malecon) along town beach.

-Outstanding new Lost Mayan Kingdom Adventure Park with many water slides, ziplines and more.

--Yoga classes.

-Paddle boarding.

-Fabulous Mayan archeological sites near by,

Museum of Maya Culture in nearby Chetumal,

Bacalar famed Lake of Seven Colors.

Fruit, Vegetables and other food shops in town.


El Placer Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4348 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom in Main Bedroom - toilet , shower , Marble sink; Three windows to sea and property. Hand soap.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Marble sink. 2 large windows to sea and property. Hand Soap
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Marble sink, 2 windows to sea and property. Hand soap.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Marble sink. Window view of beach & sea. Hand soap.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 double , 2 futons in two different bedrooms that open into beds/
    Bedroom 1st floor - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Computer desk & small round table. Bed end table.
    Bedroom - 2nd floor - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Computer desk. Small round table. Bed end table. Sea view.
    Main bedroom - 1 queen , Computer desk 2 easy chairs Small round table Bed end table
  • All bedrooms have private bathrooms, marble sinks and beach view glass doors with screens to Patio (1st Fl) or Terrace (2nd Fl); Curtains, desks, chairs or sofa, Stand-up fans, Original art work and photographs. Mexican crafts.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Standing Fans in all bedrooms and living/dinning/kitchen area.11 foot ceilings. Good wind flow in house. 213 ft. private beach; Full time caretaker on property. Fresh fish and other meal preparation available with caretaker. Frisbees. Beach Volley Ball & Net. Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Backgammon. 2 one-person Kayaks with life jackets.Large concrete outdoor grill. Large palapa to keep you in the shade while on the beach. Interior 2478 sq.ft; Patios & terraces 1871 sq.ft.


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Spacious 3 BR Villa Directly on 515 Foot, Secluded, Tranquil, Private Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews

Huge lot with plenty of privacy and room to play.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! If you're looking for peace and tranquility, this is the place. Everything gets 5 stars. The beach, water, house, caretakers, etc. Stock the house with food and beverage and enjoy the sheer beauty of the place. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you, your family and friends enjoyed your month's stay at Yum Botic Villa paradise on the Caribbean Sea. Happy you were able to experience the joys and peace of the Villa's natural surroundings , the kayaks, the nearby coral reef for snorkeling, Mahahual town and highlights of Costa Maya including the nearby Chacchoben Maya archeological site and the wondrous Bacalar lake of many colors. Thank you for you stay. You're welcome to return and will receive a 10% discount on your second visit. Any friend you recommend who books will receive a 5% discount.
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  • 2 of 5

We booked 6 days there in family first we spent 2 days with no wind so a lot of mosquitos, hopefully then the wind came and it became really nice to be on the beach... but.... a lot of plastics, garbages of all types are arriving in the beach ... so if you are expecting a clean clear water and sand for your children to play forget it. Garbages of all types and a lot of algaes. You can't really walk in the water so we could not enjoy playing in the water.... we had to go to Mahahual to find nice and clean beaches .... half an hour by car.

The house is nice if there is wind you open the windows and you can sleep with fresh air it is really appreciable . We could see an incredible sky full of stars and also the Milky Way.

The only real problem is the garbages when we arrived the beach was full of plastics and it seems the "cuidador" is used of it so it is difficult to explain you paid for having a nice beach and secured for children but it was difficult to get in contact with him I think we got misunderstood though we are fluent in Spanish. 3 days to have a clean beach and we all did the washing. We took the canoe and picked a lot of plastics from the sea.

A pity to see in reality the pollution of the sea... sad...

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cali / Colombia

Great family holidays at Riviera Maya

  • 5 of 5

We visited this beatiful place during our family holidays, the place is very clean, located on a beatiful riviera maya beach with quiet and clean sea water. My son spent great time on the beach, admiring beatiful fishes and having fun with the pets (dogs and cats) which are very friendly.

We hope to come back some day and we highly recommend to visit this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay and Yum Botic Villa. Yes, the calm sea here is ideal for young children as well as adults. Happy your son had fun on the beach and in the sea. Looking forward to your return.
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My husband and I rented Yum Botic villa on the Yucatan Coast North of Mahahual

  • 5 of 5

Yum Botic is VERY private and quiet on a lovely piece of ocean front full of palm trees and flowers. The house itself is very comfortable and well designed so A/C is not needed at least during Fed/March when we were there. The constantly blowing ocean breeze kept things at the ideal temperature. The WiFi worked well and the solar installation provided enough power for normal needs...My husband used his CPap machine and I read most of the night and all was fine. We didn't use blow dryers, toasters or perc coffee so I learned to use the French Press makes MUCH tastier coffee. The beach in front is deep enough to swim in and there ARE two active/live coral heads where you can see colorful fish but you need to ask Lalo ( the caretaker) to show you where they are, its not that easy to spot them. There are plenty of pelicans and frigates fishing around, so the ocean is still productive innthat area. You DO need a car though AND bring your own supplies because Yum Botic is far from any store or restaurant. Luckily the caretakers are incredibly helpful and can prepare very nice dinners from what the surroundings, farm chickens and eggs and they will even drive all the way into Mahahual or Limones to buy meat etc for you but it is a long way... In other words, if you are looking for an unspoiled natural setting and complete will be happy there. I you want to restaurant hop, shop and see lots of activity...better stay in Tulum

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yum Botic is a little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We were incredibly happy at Yum Botic. It's perfect---clean, comfortable and incredibly beautiful.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Yum Botic was amazing! Upon arrival we were greeted by Lalo and Dani, the caretakers who gave us a complete run down on the property (thank you to the translation apps as our Spanish is virtually nonexistent!). We quickly got settled in and enjoyed the first evening enjoying the amazing views and listening to the ocean. The peace and tranquility were just what we needed and the property's beachfront is pristine (great job Lalo!). The house was impeccably kept and very clean and had all the basic necessities such as spices, paper towels etc. We stocked up in Tulum so were well prepared with all the foods we needed such as coffee, condiments and our main food items. Highly recommend stocking up ahead of time as if this is your first time gathering supplies can be a little challenging in the local mini-supers where you will get all your needs.

Lalo and Dani were great, pulling out the kayaks and setting up the hammocks for us every morning, not to mention the daily maintenance on the beach cleaning up the seagrass that came in overnight to ensure easy access to the water. They even assisted us with getting a few supplies such as charcoal for the grill (which we forgot in our gathering) and assisted with any issues that we encountered, such as locking ourselves out as the front patio door key was a little challenging to operate due to the inevitable corrosion from the sea air.

We of course ventured into town, the first time on cruise ship day, which definitely increases the population of Mahahual! For future visits to town we avoided "tourist" times and found the town quiet and charming. Our favourite foods came from the "Nam Nam" just a few steps off the beach. We highly recommend their chimichangas, but everything we tried there was excellent. The Krazy Lobster was also a good eating experience, and is right on the beach. I had the Krazy Lobster dish which although a little pricey comparatively speaking, was excellent! We also tried some barbecue chicken from the little shop just across from the soccer field, which again was very good. Functioning ATMs can be a challenge, but we found that the hotel on the way to the port was the most reliable and the Mini Super there also had a wider variety of items, the Bodega also in this area has the largest selection for supplies.

Overall I would give this stay a 4.5 rating (only because there is always room for improvement), and would highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300

NO SMOKING. Less than 7 nights- Cleaning fee-$75.
For 7th & 8th person - $15 charge per person per day. Maximum of 8 persons.
1/2 at booking; 1/2 30 days before arrival plus $300 refundable security deposit. (90 days for Holiday Season)
If reserving less than 30 days in advance, 100% is due.
If reserving for holidays, 1/2 at booking & 1/2 90 days before arrival plus $300 refundable damage deposit.
Washing clothes by caretaker in washing machine extra fee. Caretaker available for meal preparation.
See contract for more details.

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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