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Your Dreams already live here: Prestine Beaches, Hammocks Palmtrees Margaritas.. - Beachfront Penthouse in Hacienda del Cuyo

El Cuyo, Yuc., Mexico
  • Apartment947 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

Beachfront Peaceful Whale Shark, Adventure Holbox German Owner Vw Bug rental

Dear Travellers in the Yucatan,

we made a very attractive 360 degree virtual tour for you to be able to 'walk thru' our homes and Apartments,the beaches of El Cuyo, the Fishing Port, the Lagoon

and its surroundings. The link is available on this page, or simply send us an email, then we will send it to you as well.

If you dont feel like spending your well deserved vacation in Highrise Hotels, timeshares or condos in Cancun or Playa del Carmen , and you are rather looking for relaxation and recreation in the real Mexico, the unspoilt Caribbean Feeling of El Cuyo may something you should consider.

Puerto del Cuyo is a small, unspoiled Beachtown filled with Cocunut palm trees near Holbox, and is today the only coastal town in the Yucatan which is dotted with palm trees. At all other beaches in the Yucatan, the palm trees were exterminated by a plague some years ago, and were sadly not reforested . Not so in Puerto del Cuyo, here you can still find the Caribbean Feeling mixed with mexican flair that used to be found in every Yucatan Beach town.

Hacienda del Cuyo with Penthouse and Casa Maya Lodge is a private three-story beach house built in colonial spanish style right on the pristine beaches of El Cuyo.It is equipped with air conditioning in the bedrooms, for better sleeping comfort of our guests. The cushioned lounge chairs on the beach and our hammocks invite you for sunbathing and relaxing the Mexican Way. The Villa is surrounded by many coconut palm trees with plenty of natural shade.. From large beach terraces you can admire sunrises and sunsets over the ocean. Up to 8 people find room on the ground floor , up to 4 people in the Penthouse (Floor 2 ) 1 bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, living/bedroom, bathrooms with hot water. The Casa Maya Lodge on the 3rd Floor has a Queensize Bed, Bathroom and Kitchenette and Terrace. A tropical garden with a palapa and palm trees invite you for get-togethers.Its ideal for families with children, seniors, singles and adults that don't want to spend their well deserved Vacations on crowded beaches.

Activities: Mayan Ruins, flamingo-, bird-, whaleshark-, dolphin and seaturtle watching, caves, cenotes, colonial cities, markets, bullfights, etc.

Service upon Arrival: The Caretaker will receive you in the Villa and hand you over the keys.

Please leave a 80 Usd deposit, that you will be refunded when you return them upon departure and when the house is left in the same conditions as you received it.

On the first morning after arrival, we will serve you a Mexican Welcome Breakfast in your Villa.

Foto Credits:

' We departed for an adventure through the Americas in May 2012, driving a Toyota Landcruiser HZJ75 and being on the road with our two canine overlanders makes us really happy. We plan to stay on the road until some time in 2015. Starting the adventure in Halifax, exploring wonderful Newfoundland, heading west through Canada, enjoying the summer up in Yukon, the Indian Summer in British Columbia, Centralamerica with all its edgyness and soon Southamerica.'


Mattias Doehling

Member Since 2004
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 28, 2018
About Mattias Doehling

The best career 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 Apartment in 2000

Why Mattias Doehling chose Tizimín Municipality

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 Flavour'... away from the beaten Tourist path and 5 Star Hotels ..you will enjoy it..come and stay with us. Who should reconsider it? If you are looking to be pampered in a 5 Star All inclusive Hotel and need Buffett style meals , having an English speaking concierge 24 hours a day...then do yourself a favor..and dont renta a vacation home.

What makes this Apartment unique

Hacienda del Cuyo: Working in Cancun´s Hotel Business during the week , on days off, we enjoy travelling in the Yucatan with its fabled culture, away from the city .. and mass tourism. In February 2000, we have come by accident to El Cuyo ... the drive threre was overwhelming ... over a reddish pink lagoon with flamingos, the road led to the village .. further to a Mayan pyramid with a lighthouse built on top of it. The roads in El Cuyo are made of sand and coconut palm trees everywhere in the quaint Village. Miles of fine white sand beach with no tourists but lots of seashells.. as far as the eye can see. We were delighted, and then spent every free weekend in El Cuyo. One day, someone offered us a small house for sale. There was at that time only a ground floor. We immediately fell in love with this 'rough diamond' and have restored it with much passion. we didnt think of it as a rental business at that time. After some time, we have added the 2nd floor Penthouse and te Rustic Casa Maya Lodge. We still spend every free weekend in El Cuyo ... now with our 2 young Kids... Hacienda Antigua We acquired it in 2002 and 2012, lovingly converted it to the Hacienda Antigua. Outside walls are handmade of a natural stone facade by Mayan Craftsmanship. Inside a Mayan artist from Izamal Hand-painted colonial decorations on the Walls .Lots of heavy wrought iron was used inside the Hacienda. The Beach terrace covers a big Pyramid shaped palapa , so our guests can always hide in the cooling shade of this palm thatched masterpiece.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, In Masterbedroom
      • Living-Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 2 Singlebeds in Livingroom
      • In the Masterbedroom of the Penthouse we have a comfortable Kingsizebed a Balcony with 2 chairs, a spectacular Beachfront Terrace thats partially shaded , a balcony overlooking the tropical garden with a round Coffee table with 2 chairs and a rustic wooden sideboard. In the Livingroom are 2 comfortable single beds.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • toilet, tub, shower
      • In the Bathroom of the Penthouse, you can enjoy a Bathtub, Shower, Wc and Sink.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Village


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      is provided by us
                    • Air Conditioning
                      in Masterbedroom aailable, on request and extra charge of 1o usd x day
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      not necesary, smile
                    • Internet
                      with internet stick, eventualy shared with other guests, free of charge
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Garage
                      not available
                    • Living Room
                      Liingroom with 2 single beds, tabel 4 seating arrangements and access to Beachfront terrace
                    • Parking
                      2 onsite
                    • Telephone
                      not available
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels are provided byus, and changed every 3 or 4 days thru our caretakers Beach or bathtowels not provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Not available, but our caretakers can provide that service for a Tip


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          for up to 5 Guests
                        • Dishwasher
                          not available
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped Kitchen with Breakfastbar
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          please bring or purchase in town
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          4 Burner Gas stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Either on the Breakfasbar theLivingroom or on the Beachfront Terrace under the palm thatched roof
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                  Condo Library on a take one leave one base availabe. bring your old books and leave them for our guests...
                                • DVD Player
                                  not available
                                • Games
                                  we do have several, pls ask caretakers to bring the to you. take care of them and return them please
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  not available
                                • Television
                                  no tv
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys available,..sometimes more and sometimes less
                                • Video Library
                                  not available


                                    • Balcony
                                      available in Masterbedroom
                                    • Bicycles
                                      can be rented with our neighbour Jan tello
                                    • Boat
                                      Excursions can be arranged with our caretakers
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      For rent as well with our neighbour Juan.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      With Palmtrees, Fountain and more
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      available, please ask caretaker to show you or bring it over.
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      20m2 large beachfront terrace


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          not recommended

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Just a bathtub
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Only the Ocean,..Pool we dont have

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • pond
                                                    • caves
                                                    • forests
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • churches
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • *NEW* 360 VirtualTour of all our Condos and El Cuyo availale now!* Please contact us for the Link on our Website Hacienda Villa del Cuyo is completely furnished and ready to move in year round.. The caretaker Remigia and her daughters could prepare breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Prices range from 5 to 12 usd depending on meal. All 7 local restaurants are rustic and are open from 8 am to 6pm. We recommend the Restaurant 'LA IGUANA', where its owner Juan likes to organize Trips and Excursions to local sites, also the restaurant Iguana is open longer than any other restaurant in El Cuyo. The Restaurant Flamingo is an inexpensive and exellent place for any kind of meal, its close to the port, 5 min from the house. Snorkelling and fishing trips may be set up through Juan from the Iguana Restaurant as well.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      23 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great apartment and lovely town!


                                                                      We enjoyed our time at this house and in El Cuyo. The apartment was large and clean (we were in the second floor apartment). It comfortably accomidated 2 adults and 2 kids. There could have been some more essentials such as dish soap, matches, sponge, dish towel but it was easy to pick these things up at the store in town and we were told that they would not be provided. The view from our deck was fantastic and the house was actually better than I expected (it is nicer than the photos). This is a perfect place to visit if you want a quiet beach in a small town. Also You should try restaurant amigo de Omar, they were very good. Another tip is the closest ATM is an hour away and no one takes credit cards in town so bring pesos. We hope to come back again and would certainly try to stay in the same spot.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      hola, thanks for remembering us.

                                                                      we always love to hear when guests say that the house is actually nicer then on the fotos...

                                                                      thanks for sharing it with others and hope you come back and stay with us again,...saludos mattias

                                                                      Excellent! We had a great time.Beautiful beaches,and warm hospitality.

                                                                      Abigail V.

                                                                      Everything was as described. I would do this trip again.I would note that it is very important to buy food staples

                                                                      before arriving.Also if you were thinking of alcohol, there is none to be had in El Cuyo.Christian made us wonderful dinners.

                                                                      Magally was so sweet.

                                                                      Owner's Response:


                                                                      great that youliked it,..thanks for recommending us,..saludos mattias

                                                                      Great location!

                                                                      Jo-Ann M.

                                                                      This property is in a great location. To be able to wake up & see the water from the terrace, while sipping your coffee I s breathtaking. The house is comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is very well equipped. The caretakers, Magali and Cristian are awesome. They will prepare the best, healthiest, and delish fish dinner you can imagine. They are very helpful & accommodating. Matthias, the owner, will get back to you right away with any question you might have. There is a caretaker to clean the entrance to the beach. Remember you are at the beach and so the internet service is not always reliable.

                                                                      Owner's Response:


                                                                      great that you enjoyed our beachfront Penthouse so much,

                                                                      thanks for having chosen our Property and hope to welcome you as our guests again,

                                                                      sunny regards mattias and magally

                                                                      Awesome! Everything we hoped for - and more!

                                                                      Cathy C.

                                                                      We had a fantastic time in El Cuyo, and this property was perfect. We live in Tulum and wanted to get away from our work and the tourists, and also enjoy having our dogs with us. It was like being in Tulum over 15 years ago. Super tranquil, no hassles, only a few people on the beach (mostly some kiteboarders on the other end) and totally disconnected.

                                                                      The house was amazing. We stayed in the 2nd floor Penthouse 1 bedroom, and it was just wonderful. The bedroom was so romantic and comfortable, more than adequate kitchen, great outdoor terrace, smartly set up indoor living space, and the dogs (when not playing on the beach) loved hanging out in the back shaded garden and visiting with some of the local pups, most of whom don't have homes (one cute little girl even came back to Tulum with us!). It was just what we wanted. It's located in a nice centro spot on the beach, and very peaceful.

                                                                      The caretaker was available for anything we needed. She and her husband were very sweet. We speak Spanish and had no problems communicating and enjoyed a couple of conversations with them. We had them bring a langosta dinner one night, negotiated the price, and it was great.

                                                                      We had brought some things from home, shopped for the rest before arrival, and lacked nothing while we were there. We bought fish from the port, and made them on the fire / grill in back.

                                                                      Don't come here if you expect luxury resort accommodations and services. Don't come here if you want to be surrounded by other tourists (unless in high season).

                                                                      Don't come here if you don't know how to relax.

                                                                      Don't come here if you expect to be in a city with all the amenities of "home."

                                                                      But by all means, come here if you want to enjoy a wonderful vacation and RELAX!!! We'll be back as soon as we can.

                                                                      NOTES: If you travel with dogs, be respectful of their watch and care for picking up after them and ensuring they do not disturb the turtle nests. Our dogs are well trained and we do not let them out of sight more than you would a young child.

                                                                      Expect some bugs. Tabanos and mosquitos are part of the eco-system, and I hate them as much as anyone, but they are part of beach and environment seasonally.

                                                                      Sweep your floor! When staying on the beach, there is lots of SAND (yes, sand! Imagine?)! Just sweep the floor once a day, and/or put a bucket of water at the door to rinse your feet before entering. Even though there's an outdoor rinsing area, there's more sand on the stairs, etc.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hola Cathy,

                                                                      great that you had such a wonderful time,...even more considering that you live in famous Tulum on the Mayan Riviera!

                                                                      It shows that El Cuyo does have lots of positive things going,...many guests say that El Cuyo now is what Tulum and te Mayan Riviera was 20 Years ago,..unspoilt and without the tourists.

                                                                      come back and enjoy as often as you wanna get away from Tulum...saludos Mattias

                                                                      La Hacienda

                                                                      Lynda M.

                                                                      We enjoyed a visit to El Cuyo Hacienda during the first week of December 2013. It was beautiful! The Hacienda was exactly what we expected, clean and simple. We stayed in the penthouse efficiency, which offers an amazing view of the ocean and the sounds of the waves to lull you to sleep. Our host caretakers Christian and his wife Magali were the best! Christian speaks some English and is easy to help with communication. He led us on an awesome guided tour of the flamingo breeding ground and for lunch in Rio Lagartos. Magali prepared dinner for us, tended the efficiency and even helped with laundry! The efficiency offered the basics in comfort unfortunately lack of funding seems to leave some things in less than perfect condition but the caretakers make every effort to compensate for these short comings. We did experience some roof leaking during a heavy rain but safety was never an issue. We enjoyed our accommodations and company. Can’t wait to return!

                                                                      El Cuyo - der Geheimtipp von Yucatán!

                                                                      Marco P.

                                                                      Nach zwei Wochen in der Ferienwohnung "Villa Maya" des gleichen Vermieters haben wir die letzten 8 Tage unsereres Urlaubes in El Cuyo verbracht.

                                                                      Das kleine Fischerdorf El Cuyo bietet alles was man sich als selbstständiger Urlauber nur wünschen kann.

                                                                      Praktisch keine Touristen, kilometerweiter Sandstrand und glasklares Wasser sind nur einige Dinge die man aufzählen kann.

                                                                      Die Ferienwohnung ist sehr sauber, man hat alles was man benötigt, um sich selbst versorgen zu können.

                                                                      Noch ein Punkt zum Thema Sicherheit in México allgemein:

                                                                      Da wir nun bereits zum dritten Mal in México unseren Urlaub verbracht haben, können wir besten Gewissens sagen, dass dieses Land sehr sicher ist. Wir hatten nicht ein einziges Mal das Gefühl von Angst oder Unsicherheit.

                                                                      Teilweise haben wir uns sicherer gefühlt als in Deutschland!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hola aus Yukatan,

                                                                      danke euch,..schoen dass es euch so gefallen hat. kommt auch ein 4 mal,

                                                                      und empfehlt uns weiter,..Sonnige Gruesse



                                                                      El Cuyo, Yuc., Mexico

                                                                      *NEW 360 Virtual Tour available on our Website* We are German Owners living in the Yucatan Puerto del Cuyo is a typical laid back Fisherman's Village away from the crowds. If you are thinking about an eco-tourism adventure or weeks of relaxation and privacy near a ocean with turquoise greenish waters and white sand sprinkled with a beautiful variety of shells, which invite to explore and make long walks on the beach, Hacienda del Cuyo is an option you shouldnt miss. We invite you to walk the beach in front of the Villa in the morning, enjoying a brilliant dawn and during the evening you will be able to see spectacular sunsets on the same beach. This is one of the many advantages to stay at this Villa, as it faces the northern waters, spectacular dawns and sunsets can be watched. And there is more… if you get tired to watch the ocean, we invite you to take a look behind the villa to the south towards Ria Lagartos, where you will find countless pink flamingos, unique in this region, nesting very near in the calm waters of the Lagoon. Other Activities: snorkelling, stargazing, swimming with whale sharks, flamingo and bird watching

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Klimaanlage auf Wunsch 64 euro x Woche extra Haustiere auf Wunsch 70 Euro x Woche extra erstattbare Kaution bei Schluesseluebergabe 130 Euro

                                                                      23 Reviews
                                                                      Excellent 4.7/5
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