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Riviera Maya House, Amazing location, Fast, Free internet and Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bath, fully stocked. Washing machine. 1/2 mile from Xcacel beach.

House has two large bedrooms with queen beds and an office with a couch that converts to a king bed. Sleeps 4-6. One full bathroom and a outdoor shower. It also has internet and phone. A gorgeous back patio and full gas grill. The house is stocked with everything you need... beach chairs, snorkel equipment, large beach towels, coolers, two bicycles to ride to town or the beach. It also has a flat screen T.V and DVD player. This year we purchased a washing machine for guests to use. The Canadian woman next door is extremely helpful and looks after the house. She has lived in the area for years and knows all the best places to go. There are two amazing cenotes in the neighborhood for swimming. The police station is located at the entrance to the neighborhood and they are extremely friendly and helpful. This is a perfect place to stay. Close to the beach and Mayan ruins. Go off on adventures during the day and come home and relax in a beautiful house. Sit on the back patio and have a drink and grill out, or walk to town for some local entertainment.

Apryl Gordon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Apryl Gordon

My husband and I live in southern Illinois. We looked for many years at houses to buy down in Mexico. We came across this property in this wonderful little neighborhood. It was right in the middle of all of our favorite places. It is safe and so perfectly located. We own a business and travel to Mexico for several months during the winter. The house sits empty for 9 months. We thought we would share our little treasure with others.

Apryl Gordon purchased this house in 2008

Why Apryl Gordon chose Tulum

This house is the perfect size for us(husband, wife, 2 1/2 year old and my mom and dad). We have loved traveling to Mexico the last 15 years and we wanted something to call our own there. We hope to retire here in another 20 years. The beach across the road is the most amazing place and the town is so charming. I can walk everywhere and never feel unsafe.

What makes this house unique

We have decorated this house to be warm and cozy. My husband and father are carpenters and a lot of the furniture you see was built by them. I love sitting in the front drinking coffee and watching the toucans fly by. At night we sit on the back patio and grill out under the warm sky and stars. I enjoy walking to town or riding my bike to go get fresh fruit and tortillas. The people in town have become my friends. During the days we relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or head to some new adventure. Belize is only 3 hours away!


Chan Chemuyil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) The office couch converts to a king size bed., Queen size Beds (2) Two queen beds in the bedrooms., Baby Cribs (1) Not put together but stored under the bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The couch can be considered as a twin size bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bikes, coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel equipment, internet, a gas grill, a sun room and office. A personal tour guide if you want to pay for one.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Riviera Maya House, Amazing location, Fast, Free internet and Wifi
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews

Chan Chemuyil community is welcoming and safe.

  • 3 of 5

We spent a month at 30 Calle Jamaica, and really enjoyed our time there. The location is perfect for exploring the Yucatan or just staying local, with the beach and centotes nearby.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing place!!

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to come back next year. The house is right in the middle of such a hot, booming place. THe neighborhood is so friendly and charming.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would Have Been Nice Without Cockroaches

  • 1 of 5

There were Cockroaches and eggs all over the apartment. The owner claimed that she had been there a few weeks prior and had left the place clean. But the number of cockroach eggs proved otherwise (there was even one in my bed) proved otherwise. I was afraid to take a shower, because they were all over the bathroom-lots of little ones!! Did you know that one cockroach egg can hatch hundreds of cockroaches?

The owner called a cleaning service for the next day and a nice man named Cowboy came. He said that the owner had been trying to save money by not hiring the cleaning service to set up and "close" after guests come and go. Cowboy bombed the place while I was there (he lives around the corner). I was happy that he came to clean and that the owner offered a full refund (she ended up refunding 1 day back out of 4 paid). Cowboy bombed the place while I was there.

I've been to Mexico many times and never ever have I encountered this level of uncleanliness. Cowboy even pointed out to me lizard droppings! This is just something that you don't expect to deal with on a short 4 day vacation.

After contacting the owner over 10 times about my security deposit, a month later she refunded it through Paypal. I don't understand why the owners can keep the security deposits for any amount of time-there should be a limit and away for it to be refunded through VRBO.

Mexico is beautiful-but, I've had a much better experience using AirBnB. The beach was about a 20 minute walk from the house and you have to cross a double highway. For me, it was worth the walk-gorgeous beach without hotels. There was a lot of trash on the beach-I picked a lot up everyday. But why are we paying a fee to use the beach, if we have to clean it ourselves! I would recommend catching the bus to Tulum-the beaches are laid back and clean.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We just returned from our stay here, we had a great time, and the house was just right !

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time staying in this house, and everyone was very friendly and helpful.

The beach that was only a 10 minute walk, and was the most beautiful one we had ever seen.....

We enjoyed staying locally and supporting the wonderful local restaurants, and residents.

We would recommend this house to anyone !!!!!

Ed and Penny Zuk McKinnon

Littleton, New Hampshire

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice stay here

  • 4 of 5

Was here and rented from this family. This is a cute place, great neighborhood and walking distance to a beautiful beach. The owners are attentive and willing to help. Conveniently located between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum by collectivo. We didn't rent a car but had no problem going to either town.

I would rent this casita again in a heartbeat. We were comfortable and Chan Chemuyil is really a nice little town. The casita is neat, clean and no doubt fully supplied. We had no issues that would even make us think twice about renting again.

Peace and hugs to the owners and thank you for the rental.


  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place we've stayed at by far!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the area many times and this is my families favorite place. They love it because it is so conveniently located and the little house has everything a family would need plus more. The internet and wifi was great. We were able to do many things on it at once (netflix, reading eggs, duolingo). The house was very cozy and wonderfully decorated. There are probably 500 movies to choose from to watch. Ranging from kid stuff to 80's movies to westerns to classics and even the most recent movies out. The back patio was great for grilling or enjoying coffee in the morning. The owner is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and recommended some great places we had never been to. The neighborhood is amazing. The people are all so friendly and willing to help. Here are a few tips we learned: the water guys come by on tues and thurs. They also carry milk and juice. There is a pizza guy that goes by every night on his motorcycle between 5-6. The pizza is less than 10 dollars and is mediocre. Great for kids. The fresh bread and doughnut guy came by twice a week at night around 5. We could count on his goofy horn every Friday. There are also people selling fresh fruit out of their trucks, for next to nothing. There is an orange juice maker in the house and we made fresh oj. Do not be afraid to eat from the vendors. We've never had a problem.

The collectivos are a great way to travel but if you plan on getting off of the main highway, you may want to consider renting a car.

Bottom line, this home is an amazing bargain. This area is booming and this house is right in the middle of it.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dos Ojos Cenotes
The Jungle Place
Yal-ku Lagoon
Alux Restaurant
El Paraiso Tulum
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Palapa, Pizza Leo's, El Arricife
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Playa Del Carmen
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Bahia Principe
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Palapa, Pizza Leo's, El Arricife
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: not necessary

We are located 1/2 mile from Xelha. The house is 1/4 mile from the 4th ranked most beautiful beach in the world. You can hop a Collectivo anywhere up and down Hwy. 307, which is 1 tenth of a mile away. Tulum is 11 miles south, Akumal 3 miles north. Playa Del Carmen is 20 miles north. There are several Mayan ruins very close. It is truly in the middle of all the action. The Riviera Maya at its finest. The town of Chemuyil is less than a half mile away, where you can enjoy amazing food and drinks with the local Mayan people. Or visit several Grocery stores in town, the fresh fruit market, or the chicken man. The town even has several internet cafes and laundry. You will fall in love with the charm of this little town and amazing area!


Rates & Availability

Chan Chemuyil House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $200

90 dollars a night is for two people. It is an additional 20 dollars a person per night for over two occupants. The minimum stay is 4 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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