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Susan Ackoff Ortega

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Spacious 3 BR Beach Villa Feet Secluded, Tranquil Beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

El Placer Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

YUM BOTIC, which means “thank you” in Mayan, is a spacious three-bedroom villa located on a 315 foot pristine private beach in Uvero, Mahahual, Costa Maya, the southernmost area of the Mexican Caribbean. At YUM BOTIC VILLAyou call get away from the hustle and bustle. 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 315 foot 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.

YUM BOTIC VILLA’s curved design captures the Caribbean sea breezes for your comfort. Its 11 foot ceilings and transom windows enhance cross ventilation. Ceiling fans cool each room. The home has a fully tiled interior, patio and 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 refrigerator/freezer, with set of dishes,

glasses, utensils, French Press for coffee,

blender & food processor attachment, pots

and pans, spices & herbs.

- Daily sweeping and garbage removal.

- Weekly full cleaning & mid week mopping,

sweeping, linens changed weekly.bath &

beach towels changed mid-week.

- Bottled water, electricity, propane gas.

- 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.

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.

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: Large comfortable Beach House, Spectacular Caribbean views, Calm waters, Peaceful setting, Incredible nightly star shows and magnificent sunrises and sunsets.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan Ackoff Ortega (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

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 Quintana Roo

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)
Spacious 3 BR Beach Villa Feet Secluded, Tranquil Beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
Dallas, Tx
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family stay at Yum Botic. The beach is amazing and very private and tranquil great for relaxing, sitting under the palapa a drinking a beer.

The caretakers were fantastic, they work tirelessly to make you welcome and went out of their way to help us in anyway they could, we enjoyed a fresh fish bbq with them on our last night. A great vacation, Thanks

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy you had an enjoyable vacation at Yum Botic Villa.Thank you for your comments about our caretakers Lalo and Dani. They do their best to help our guests have a good time and I will let them know that you appreciated their work. You're welcomed back anytime and you will be entitled to a 10% discount as a second time guest.
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5

Noel inoubliable

  • 5 of 5

La maison est parfaite. La plage privée est vraiment appréciée. Tout le nécessaire y est. Les caretakers ont été très disponible et respectueux. Je la recommande.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami
5

Best Beach House Ever

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, in one of the most beautiful places of Quintana Roo.

House clean, comfortable, equipped with all you need to have a great different vacation disconnected from big cities and noise.

Perfect to go with kids too. We went with 1, 4 and 5 years old kids, and the loved it.

The caretakers were adorables extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Yum Botic Villa. It's always wonderful to know our guests had a relaxing and satisfying time. I'm sure your comments will be helpful to future guests who are looking for a place to be with nature and get away from it all. We welcome your return and you would receive a 10% discount for a repeat visit.
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5

Secluded, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Overall we really loved this house and how secluded it was from the tourists of Mexico. Others have commented a lot on how beautiful the beach and house are and we all felt the same way. The house is probably most comfortable with 6 or less (we were 5). It is a beautifully designed building with large open bedrooms and great outdoor spaces. The palapa, hammocks and upstairs deck were our favorite hangout spots. The caretaker, Avila, that lives on the property was sweet and friendly (speaking spanish was a must) and even brought us coconuts to sip on the beach. Susan was very thoughtful and hooked us up with local organic eggs (from KM 5 farm stand discussed in the rental packet). She also also gave good recommendations on where to buy food, which sites to visit and roughly how long it takes to get places which proved useful. Because of the reef, the ocean had almost no chop, was extremely shallow out to 100 ft and would be safe for swimmers of any age. This also means that there was a lot of seaweed that naturally washes up and the water can be murkier in some spots. We had a little problem with the solar batteries but the caretakers and Susan handled the problem so we were never really without power. Mahahual is a cute town with a board walk and is really only busy when the cruise boats are in town. This location is perfect if you want to get out of tourist locations but be prepared for longer drives to site-seeing destinations. We wanted a place to relax for the week (ex: one of us was studying for the bar) and this quiet location was perfect for the seclusion we wanted.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York NY, USA
5

A Unique Experience

  • 5 of 5

A vacation at Yum Villa is a completely unique experience, combining raw beauty, breathtaking vistas and a taste of nature with just enough civilization. You are surrounded by magnificent beauty and yet very comfortable with just enough modern conveniences.

The house with all its conveniences is airy and open, but gives you a sense of protection. Takes a bit of time to get to but so rewarding when you get there that it is well worth the trip. If you love being immersed in nature while still being comfortable this is a perfect place.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magalia, Calif.
5

Tropical Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We found Yum Botic to be a perfect match for our style of tropical holiday. The panorama from the upstairs deck was priceless, and we spent hours enjoying the view of surf and sand, both during the day and at night watching the star show overhead.

The beach offered imcomparable opportunities for walking and exploring, and perfect whether we walked north or south. Lots of birds everywhere. The entire experience was so relaxing!

We used the kayaks on several occasions and had a blast paddling out toward the reef. While snorkeling, we encountered spotted rays, lion fish, and a loggerhead sea turtle.

As for the house, the kitchen was perfect and included a large refrigerator, plenty of pots and pans, and counter space. The bedroom was spacious with a comfortable bed and the showers were large and heavenly.

We also took a day trip to Maya ruins and stopped off in Chetumal to buy groceries on the way back.

Alfonso and Patty, the managers, were very helpful and courteous. We can't wait to return to Yum Botic!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed Yum Botic Villa. It’s wonderful that you saw so many land, air and life including a spotted ray and a sea turtle. Glad you combined your relaxing time with a visit to the Mayan sites in the area. Looking forward to your return to paradise.
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Map

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 (including in front of villa) and spectacular scuba diving & famed Chinchorro Reef-.

-Deep sea fishing and fly fishing.

-Mexican & Italian 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.

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Rates & Availability

El Placer Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Bargin Season
Aug 16 2016 - Nov 13 2016
4 night minimum stay
$160
$1,050
$3,500
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 14 2016 - Dec 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,180
 
 
Semi-High Season
Dec 2 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$190
$1,275
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,695
 
 
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$205
$1,340
$4,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,180
$3,900
 
 
Bargain Season
Aug 16 2017 - Nov 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
$160
$1,050
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$160
$1,110
$3,985
 

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 - $20 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.
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Amenities

El Placer Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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 and beach view glass doors to Patio (1st fl) or Terrace. Curtains. Ceiling and Stand-up fans in each one. Original art work and photographs. Mexican crafts.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Large ceiling fans in every room; (2 in living area & main bedroom). 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.

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