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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

2 bdrm, 1 bath in Chan Chemuyil, Perfectly located between Akumal & Tulum!

Explore the wonders of the Riviera Maya with this colorful, welcoming casa as your home base! Say goodbye to resort crowds, 'saving' beach chairs, long lines and organized group activities. The only bracelet you will wear is the one you make of shells collected after a day of seacombing.

Wake up with the sun or sleep in a little late- you're on Caribbean time! Immerse yourself in a truly authentic experience for the senses by visiting one of the many local restaurants serving delicious Yucatan dishes! Relax with a refreshing cocktail while cooling off in the private, large pool ( NOT a dipping pool, as with other rental homes in the neighborhood) while the kids splash and have a ball. Explore the enchanted world of the world-renown Meso American coral reef as you glide effortlessly on the surface of the Caribbean, swimming next to sea turtles, schools of fish and exotic coral formations. (Xcacel Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, is a short walk away). Climb the ruins and learn about historical Chichen Itza, the ancient Mayan-built civilization that still stands today. The possibilities are endless, and at the end of the day, retreat to your cheery, comfortable and relaxing home away from home. We've thought of everything you need to make your stay comfortable and stress free..All that's missing is YOU! Come and discover why everyone loves Casa de Risa!

Minimum 6 night stay


More Details

Mark and Rigina Monk
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2017

About Mark and Rigina Monk

We started traveling to the Caribbean in 2004, and quickly fell in love with the gorgeous water, beaches and warm sunshine. We live in Michigan and experience some pretty harsh winters, so we cherish every minute we get to spend in the sun! We are self-diagnosed beach bums, and adore the fact that there are literally over a dozen of the very best beaches in the Caribbean within a thirty minute drive of the casa! Depending on our mood, we can choose one for pampering, kayaking, snorkeling, sunning, name it! Plus, we have all the modern conveniences of home, so we never feel as if we are 'roughing it'. There are plenty of large grocery stores as well as small local fruit and vegetable stands. We love this area of Mexico, and think you will, too. We're pleased to share our well-appointed and comfy home and the Yucatan with you!

Mark and Rigina Monk purchased this house in 2008

Why Mark and Rigina Monk chose Tulum

We purchased our lovely casa in 2008 after traveling all over the Caribbean in search of the best place for a vacation home. We landed in this charming little neighborhood and must say, the location cannot be beat! Chan Chemuyil is a short drive away from the most gorgeous white sand beaches we have ever seen! The nearby towns of Chemuyil, Akumal and Tulum all have their distinct charms, and this diversity is what brings us back, over and over. Less than ninety minutes to Playa del Carmen and Cancun, the larger city life is there to experience, with nightclubs, shopping, theatres and sightseeing, if you want to experience urban Mexicana. We hope that whatever you choose to do during your stay, you enjoy it as much as we and our neighbors do!

What makes this house unique

Casa de Risa is one of the few homes in the neighborhood with a swimming pool, and it is the largest. We have enlarged the kitchen significantly to allow for comfortable meal prep and of course, entertaining! The home is equipped with all of the comforts of home and is decorated to inspire relaxation and happiness. All of our furniture is handcrafted by local artisans and everything in our home was individually chosen to reflect the spirit of Life, Love and Laughter. Enjoy!


Chan Chemuyil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in upgraded tiled shower, excellent water pressure, Local hand-crafted tilework, counter space, plenty of fluffy towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds easily converted to 1 King. closet, dresser, nightstand
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double closets, mirrored vanity, nightstand, premium linens.
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom, new pillow-top mattress. Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twins with new pillow-top mattresses, can be made into a king. There is also a single cot with mattress, suitable for a child or young adult. There is a Pack n Play available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our wonderful Property Managers are happy to assist you. They are lifelong residents of the area and take great pride not only in our home, but in sharing the the very best that the Yucatan has to offer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful home and pool, great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th year visiting Chan Chemuyil, and our first time staying at Casa de Risa. The beds were comfortable, the washer and dryer a huge convenience, and the kitchen spacious and easy to cook in. Wii and Netflix and a wonderful pool all made for great home activities after a long day at the beach. The hose managers, Elena and Patricio, were wonderful and helped us with every need. I will forever cherish waking up at dawn to enjoy a cup of coffee on the rooftop, while watching and listening to the birds in the treetops. Thank you for renting us your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have had the opportunity to share our home with you! Thank you!
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Great location, lovely Casa, friendly neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for ten nights with our two young children and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pool was a big hit with the kids, and the location of the Casa made for easy day trips to explore the Yucatan. Xcacel beach is gorgeous, and only a 5 min drive from the Casa, it's definitely the nicest beach we visited in the area. The Casa is very well equipped and has nice furnishings. We would recommend this property. Thanks

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time in Quintana Roo. The property was clean, spacious and close to the beach. The caretaker was also available to address any questions/issues. Overall, I'd consider using the property again if I ever come back to the Yucatan.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than the photos

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three stayed at the casa for nine days and we loved every minute of it. It is a beautiful space and the lovely casa managers, Elena and Patricio, were responsive to any needs we had. The owner, Mark, was also quick to reply when I emailed with questions. The pool was an added bonus for cooling off every day after our adventures. I highly recommend this sweet casa for anyone looking to stay in the area. I certainly hope to go again some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely spot

  • 4 of 5

Great experience. Having the private pool was a blessing. Lovely clean condo with every amenity you would need. Fell in love with Alena & her husband Patricio. Always there if we needed them. Thank you to the owners for a memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home in Chan Chemuyil

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 6 nights in Casa de Risa. The house is awesome. It has a large kitchen and living area. It was nice to have a washer and dryer available. The pool is great - very clear, cool and inviting. The roof top deck was a great place for breakfast every morning. It was an easy walk to Xcacel beach. I had a car so it was easy to get around to do many other things in the area. Absolutely the best! I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Chan Chemuyil House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2017
May 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 16.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Monthly rates are based on stays lasting 28-31 days, EXCLUDING Christmas and New Years weeks.



Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Leo's , La Palapa, both in the town of Chemuyil
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bahai Principe
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Leo's, La Palapa, Arrifice, Loncheria
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Xcacel Beach
Car: recommended

90 min. from the bustling city of Cancun, 45 min from the quaint but still metropolitan area of Playa del Carmen, 5 minutes from Akumal and 30 minutes from the sweet and funky town of Tulum, with its unbelievable beaches and laid-back vibe. Our casa is a short walk to a private, magnificent beach that is never crowded! Choose to make your vacation time totally relaxing or a fun-packed adventure- It's all possible at Casa de Risa! Our Management staff respects your privacy, but is available to you whenever you have a question or request. They are a lovely local couple who know the area very well and love to share their knowledge and pride in the Yucatan with our guests.

Families, couples, explorers, beachbums and divers/snorkerlers alike will find Casa de Risa to be the perfect location to enjoy the nearby sites:

Xcacel Beach - 1/3 mile, an easy walk, parking also available

Xel-Ha Lagoon - 1.5 miles

Akumal/ Half Moon Bay/ Yal-Ku Lagoon - 5 miles

The Jungle Place Monkey Preserve - 1.5 miles

Cenotes - several nearby

Hidden Woods Cenote Park - 1.5 miles

XCaret - 11 miles

XPlor! Adventure Park - 11 miles

Tulum - 9 miles

Playa del Carmen - 28 miles

Cozumel - 28 miles plus 30 minute ferry to Island


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