6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 13
Sydney, Kat, Marieke, Marcia, Zan :)
- english, french, german, spanish, italian, Slovenian
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Our family (12 members) had a great time at Casa Yamulkan!
We loved being so close to the water and having the kayaks available. The saragassum grass was a nuisance but the staff worked to take it away each day. Played golf at Riviera Maya at Bahia Principe and would recommend that, also.
The chef, Jeremias, and his cohort, Wendy, did a great job of cooking us three dinners, which all enjoyed.
Of course, we had our share of mosquito bites, but they didn't detract from our great time.
We're delighted to hear you had a great stay at Casa Yamulkan! The house is ideally located on the beautiful Soliman Bay to assure there are only minimal amounts of Sargasso and you can enjoy everything the bay has to offer. We're glad to hear you've also enjoyed some golfing on the nearby course and of course the excellent complimentary meal service from Jeremias :)
We hope you to have you and your family back soon! Akumal Direct Team
Amazingly beautiful beach house 10 minutes from Tulum
We just returned from a wonderful vacation at this stunning house on beautiful Soliman Bay nearby Tulum. We had 9 people in our group and everyone fit comfortably in this large house. I have so many great things to say about it. First, the property photos are completely accurate. The ocean views are wonderful with lots of great outdoor spaces -- beachside, under the palm trees, on the patio, on the 2nd floor balcony, or on the rooftop. There are A/Cs in each of the bedrooms so we were comfortable at night. One thing that makes this house stand-out is the personal service we received. There's an on-site caretaker who was very helpful with anything we needed. The booking agency and the owner both followed-up with us to ensure everything was perfect. We enjoyed 3 excellent meals cooked by the house staff (at minimal charge). And -- a very pleasant surprise -- we had daily maid service (especially helpful since there isn't a dishwashing machine).
Solimon Bay is a great location. Not only is the bay beautiful, it is protected by a reef, so it is shallow and calm for swimming. There are 3 buoys in the bay the you can tie the kayak (2 provided with the house) to and go snorkeling (equipment and life vests provided too!). A wonderful surprise for our family was that in July the sea turtles are laying nests on the beaches of Soliman Bay. We saw the nests and one night we witnessed the baby turtles crawling into the sea!
A couple of things you should be aware of so you aren't surprised. Like most of the Costa Maya, in recent months Soliman Bay is getting inundated with a steady flow of sargassum seaweed. The caretaker Jerry does his best to clear the seaweed off the beach each day, but if the wind is blowing from the east, the quantity of seaweed coming-in is too much for him to handle. For our last 4 days, this was the case and we had a lot of seaweed stacked-up on our beach. Additionally, to access the property, you have to drive down a 1 mile pot-holed dirt road. Finding the house is easy as the directions provided were very detailed.
This beach house is a great choice if you have a bigger group and want to be in the Tulum area.
Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your thoughts about your stay at Casa Yamulkan. You are very kind to praise the staff. They are wonderful people who always try their best to enhance their guest's experience. Thank you for letting us know that Casa Yamulkan and location worked well for your group. We are pleased that communication and directions were provided clearly so your arrival was smooth and carefree.
Summer is a special time to visit Soliman Bay. A sea turtle nesting is one of the wonders of nature. Hatching will take place soon. This time of year is always for nesting and then hatching.
During early July the area beaches were affected by Sargassum seaweed. We expect as our winds change in the Fall the amount arriving on the shore will be significantly less. The staff will always do their best to clean the beach for guest use.
Thank you for staying with us and choosing Casa Yamulkan, Soliman Bay beach, Mexico as your vacation destination. We appreciate your business and hope to host you again soon.
Akumal Direct Reservations
Great Place, Great Location
Group of 9 of us (4 adults 5 kid) thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great snorkeling from the beach and the staff worked hard to keep the sargassum seaweed cleared off. It was really bad at other locations up and down the coast but Casa Yalmukan was pristine. Friendly and attentive staff.
Thank you for staying with us at Casa Yamulkan, Matthew! We appreciate your kind words about the staff and your stay. Due to the wind patterns and currents, the north shore of Soliman Bay rarely is bothered by seaweed. The staff does all they can to keep the sand as clean as possible. We are so pleased your group enjoyed the house and location. We hope to see you again next year. Happy travels always, Akumal Direct Reservations
It was great.
Our family of 11 had the best vacation at your house enjoying the kayaking and snorkeling at the private beach. The home had everything we needed and was beautifully appointed.
It was such a pleasure to have your family as our guests! We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed the house and the location. When you are ready to return we do offer repeat guest discounts so don't forget to ask. Thank you for your business and kindness. Please come back to Mexico soon!
Warm regards, Marcia
Akumal Direct Reservations
Beautiful house and location
The house is spacious and beautiful. The plumbing works well. The kitchen is very workable. The staff is efficient, pleasant, and does a great job. We totally enjoyed the beach and the water for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. The shallow, warm water was perfect for our 5 little grandsons.
The only reason I gave 4 out of 5 stars was.: the screens in the big bedroom were broken/ ripped; the advertised beverage fridge is too noisy to run, and the advertised lifejackets were in disrepair/not usable.
I expect these will be fixed or removed from the website as available amenities.
Thank you for your kind comments about your stay at Casa Yamulkan. We are pleased that you found the staff helpful and that you have enjoyed your stay on Solimnan Bay. Your comfort and guest experience are very important to us. We are sorry to not have the opportunity to address any issues. If we had been advised while you were in residence any issues you experienced would have been corrected immediately. The owner has taken action to address all the issues you mentioned. Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your business and your feedback and we hope to see you back soon :)