Modern amenities & conveniences coexisting with the unspoiled wonders of nature
I grew up on a farm located near the Iowa/Minnesota border in the Heart of the USA. I have 3 brothers and two sisters and together we learned how to care for livestock and grow crops on the family farm. My passion for farming is still alive and well. I've farmed my entire life. The farming operation today is all corn and soybeans. I farm with my son, while the brothers and sisters have all moved out of the area and started families and businesses of their own. I've supported my farming addiction by working as a Bank Officer in a small town Agricultural Bank and most recently going into an Insurance business with a couple other long term business associates. I have a daughter and son who are busy young adults, but find time to get away to Mexico with their Dad. We have respect and admiration for the hard working, fun loving Mexican people we have meet over the years. I have a girlfriend with two daughters that have made some trips to Mexico too. They enjoy the culture and people of Mexico as much as we do.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Owner chose Punta Allen
After many years of vacationing in Cancun and Isla Mujeres with my daughter and son we decide to head south in search for a slower pace. Cancun and Isla are still great vacation spots, but we found a slower pace around the Tulum area. Eventually we made a day trip to the Sian Ka'an and ended up in Punta Allen. It is a Charming small town/fishing village with a bunch of friendly people. We all appreciate the peace and tranquility of the Sian Ka'an/Punta Allen area. The area offers world class fly fishing along with many other day trip activities. They have some excellent places to eat in the village of Punta Allen. My son did some searching on the internet and found a bare lot for sale. We bought the lot and began the long process of obtaining permits, contracts, environmental study's and everything else that goes with building on the beach front. The plus part of all these requirements is the concern the Mexican government has towards protecting their environment and natural resource for future generations to enjoy and appreciate. Six years later we have a completed Villa that we are proud to have available for rent.
What makes this Villa unique
Our Villa offers a luxury stay while enjoying the beautiful Caribbean and Sian Ka'an Reserve.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
My wife and our two kids age 4&7 have a fabulous stay. The on-site host Edwardo was amazing and lined us up with snorkeling, a wonderful masseuse, fishing, and they even cooked two nights for us. Beaches are awesome. Amazing. We will return.
Bring plenty of pesos, no way to get cash in the town.
The house is a jewel at the middle of the jungle, perfectly maintained and with Eduardo (a yes man) who will solve you any problem or question you have
Away from it all
Great house in a really remote location
Thanks for staying at our house in the jungle near Punta Allen. Thanks for the kind words. It was our pleasure to have you as guests.
An amazing spot at the end of the road in Mexico!
My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Joel's place in Punta Allen during our kids' Spring Break in March 2019. This was exactly what we were looking for in our vacation!
Joel was a very helpful host. He responded quickly to our questions and to making the reservation for us. He had great suggestions about how planned our travel to Punta Allen, our time at the house and more. He was very accessible by e-mail and phone, even after we arrived in Mexico. He also benefits from having an amazing resource on the ground in Punta Allen - Eduardo/Lalo. Lalo was so great to our family and helped us plan a number of activities during our visit. The combination of these two was really amazing.
The house was just what we needed. It's outside of town, literally the last house on the peninsula. It was quiet and very calm. The space worked well for our family of five. And, it was really amazing to have air conditioning in the bedrooms at night.
This was one of our best family vacations ever. The house and host were such a good fit for us. We highly recommend a visit.
Lovely Place, Lovely Caretaker
If you are looking for a rental that has all that you need and is remote- this is it! Seriously it is the furthest south you can go in this area. The private beach makes you feel like you are the only people on a deserted island. I love that we did a week here and then finished the last 2 nights in the fancier Tulum. The house- everything worked and if there was anything needed the caretaker Lalo would get it done and get it done fast. He was actually one of the highlights. Want fresh fish, lobster, beer, ice, water etc and did not feel like bicycling or driving to town- he would get. Wanted a boat rental, he would arrange. Wanted seaweed cleared from the beach- he would do. Such a lovely trustworthy person! Once again.... you are remote but so many activities to do (most based around the sea). Also note that many remote areas have trash issues, and of course Punta Allen has them, but at least Lalo / Casa Blanca and the local accommodations keep their property beautiful. If for example you walk the trail / road south of the house to the lighthouse- you will see a good amount of trash scattered around. During the day you will spend most of your time on the hammocks or on the houses kayaks at their private beach and the breeze keeps the bugs away. For swimming I recommend Kayaking or walking 20 or more yards off shore where the water is cleaner- the water along the shore will be dirty from the seaweed holding any bacteria, dead sea related items etc. But that is common sense- go to where the water is moving and there is not seaweed. In the evenings we spent most of our time in the front or back of the house near the kitchen depending where the breeze was, burning mosquito coils and reading. The 2 bedrooms AC were amazing during the evening. We never had power or water issues. I should mention that the water pressure is low but at least there is water ! We cooked at the house often and all items worked. If you like the sun and the sea and dont want to see many people (other then if you go to town and see tour groups) this is the place for you. Conclusion- this house is probably the fanciest you will find in the whole area but due to the area, it is not what I would consider a high end vacation. It was exactly what we were looking for- the feeling of being a bit cute off and loved no cell service. I hope the owners upgrade w a small pool one day too! that would knock it out of the park! Loved this trip and loved the house
Fantastic destination in a beautifully remote place
I highly recommend a visit to Punta Allen and stay at this amazing house. After Playa and Tulum it was the perfect escape from the more developed parts of Quintana Roo. I recommend checking out the Mayan architecture in Muyil and the Chunyaxche Lagoon before heading down the coast. We rented a suburban and the road was still a challenge even though it was recently graded 2/3 of the way. We were greeted by Lalo and immediately felt welcome and accommodated after the long drive. I'm a fly fisherman and my boys like to catch fish as well. We hired a guide through Victor's Fly Fishing and were met at the beach in front of the house in the morning. I caught bonefish in the Black Lagoon the first morning and we picked up the boys in the afternoon for spincasting where we caught Snapper for dinner which was cooked "a la plancha" with Lalo's help. The 2nd day I fished in the morning, caught more bonefish and had some close calls with snook. My wife hired a 2nd boat with the boys which Lalo drove to the reefs for snorkeling and swimming at the "piscina naturale", a shallow, gin-clear area great for swimming with the boys. We loved the experience of being off the grid with solar power but when it was too cloudy the last day we switched to generator power to run the a/c at night. We saw dolphins, turtles, coati aka "mapache", crocodiles, osprey, herons and of course fish including the elusive Permit aka "Palometa" which I still want to catch. Our way out was not so bad, knowing what was in front of us and we made stops on the way to collect shells on the beach. Perhaps the most impressive part of the house is the roof terrace for watching the sun set over the lagoon and the massive amount of stars one can see when there is no light pollution. The only issues we had are problems all over the world now... plastic debris washing up on the beaches and the blooms of seaweed... its just more painful to see in such a pristine place with. Oh, and bring DEET for the mosquitoes and other things that bite but it is the jungle.