Luxury Beach Villa -Mahahaul-Costa Maya-Diving- Fishing-Family Oriented-Quiet

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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Que Canta (House that Sings) is a Spanish style villa with a central courtyard and 2nd level terrace facing the ocean. THE VILLA IS A DUPLEX HOME (TWO COMPLETE HOMES) WITH A TOTAL OF 4 BEDROOMS. THE COST OF THE RENTAL VARIES WITH THE NUMBER OF BEDROOMS REQUIRED FOR YOUR GROUP. They may be rented individually or in combination for up to 14 adults. PLEASE CHECK RENTAL RATES FOR DETAILS - THE CORRECT DATES ARE SHOWN IN THE RENTAL TITLE.
The bedrooms are all on the 2nd level - each has a terrace. Two have king beds, two have queens and twins, and the living room couches - 4 total - can sleep 4 more adults. We also offer on site all inclusive meals at an added cost per person. Sandra is an excellent chef and has always gotten high praise from our guests. The villa is a located 5 miles north of Mahahual Mexico. The beaches are white sand with a coral reef just 250 yards off shore. Ideal for swimming and sun bathing. Area is know for world class snorkeling and diving. Reef in front of the property has a number of beautiful corral heads. Snorkeling & dive trips also available in nearby Mahahual. There are many restaurants, fun shops, & great Mayan ruins near by. If you like to fish we offer charters with the best guides on the coast. Try fly fishing for Bonefish or Tarpon or go off shore for Barracuda and Grouper. Fishing is consistently good.
Joe & Maureen

Things to do at Casa Que Canta: The area is rich in Mayan culture and history. Nearby ruins of Chacchoben are a must visit along with Kohonlich and Dzibenache if you have time. Lake Bacalar and the old Spanish fort also make a great day trip. The area is also rich in Cennotes some of which are almost too beautiful to describe. Hidden Worlds Cenote has been featured on a National Geographic special. Bone fishing, Tarpon fishing, and Permit are all available in the area - we are told it is a world class location for these top three fly fishing species.
Majahual itself is a fast growing Mexican fishing village with many good restaurants and nice shops. Very busy on cruise ship days, but extremely quiet in between. Beaches are wonderful. A recent new attraction is a Jungle Zip line tour just outside of Bacalar (one hour away). We have done this with friends and it is a great family excursion. The tour is extremely safe and suitable for both adults and children.

Water Sports: Traveling to Mexico for many is all about the Ocean and the beach. The Costa Maya is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico - almost all of them protected by the worlds 2nd largest barrier reef. The reef at Casa Que Canta is only 200 meters off shore. This means the swimming is exceptional - no currents - no rip tides - extremely safe even for small children. The waves are very light and the depth drops off slowly - you can walk out 100 meters and still be wait high. The reef provides great snorkeling - tons of corral - fish - even an occasional lobster is you watch closely. The nearby fisherman go out almost everyday and can provide fresh fish for use on the grill. Or if you like bring a spear gun and try getting your own.
Snorkeling from the kayaks we have is great on the calmer days and very safe.

Bonefishing and Offshore fishing charters: We recently added on site fishing charters with a top area guide - Carlos Cartillos - for both fly fishing and off shore fishing. These charters are all inclusive and include boat, captain, fishing equipment, licenses, bait, and for all day charters lunch with refreshments. The Coasta Maya is famous for its fishing - particularly Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon. If you are interested in an all inclusive fishing vacation please email us for details and rates. The all inclusive packages include pickup and return to Cancun airport, all your meals, all your drinks, accommadations, and of course fishing each day either in the Lakes, the Bay of Chetumal, or off-shore.

Carlos is an excellent guide and has been written up several times in U.S. fishing magazines.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not rent to anyone under the age of 18....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Great place for families with children. Very safe for swimming - snorkeling - private beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside the villa is allowed. No Smokig inside our home please....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs and cats are welcome. We have both ourselves and guests enjoy their company....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Other: 4 sleep sofa /futon

    Convertible Bed...moreless

  • Master bedrooms face the ocean and have private terrace. Guest bedrooms face the gardens and have smaller terrace. All bedrooms have full closets with lots of storage. Bedrooms are on 2nd floor and designed to allow ocean breeze to pass through at night. Bedrooms are large - all have ceiling fans - back bedrooms have writing desks. Hammocks are also available for those that would like to try the true Mayan sleeping experience. The two Master bedrooms include safes for money and valuables....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We offer on site fishing charters for both offshore and fly fishing from Carlos Cartillos - one of the top guides on the coast. He will meet you at the villa for custom off shore fishing charters or pick you up for a day of fly fishing in the Bay of Chetumal or one of the near by fresh water lakes. The area is famous for Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit. All inclusive fishing packages are available on a daily and weekly basis. Roof top pool is a 'plunge pool' - large unheated hot tub style - great for watching the stars at night or to rinse off after swimming in the ocean. We can also arrange diving from several excellent dive centers in town or tours to the nearby Mayan ruins or the Zip lines in lake Bacalar. There is always something fun to do....moreless


  • Books:

    We have a small book collection for your use....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Selection of board games for adults and childfren...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    We have Ipod players on both sides - bring you Ipod or MP3 device and play your own music. Also have Sirrius Satellite radio in the owner unit....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Sky TV with HBO in each unit....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Ipad or Ipod players - what guests seem to prefer these days....moreless

  • Television:

    New HD TV's in each home....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have over 200 english DVD's for you use....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Beach is 50 meters in front of property - all white corral sand - reef protects area for good swimming and snodrkeling....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    We are directly on the ocean - beach is yours - no currents or rip tides - very safe even for small children - nice white sand - small waves since the reef protects us....moreless

  • Lake:

    There are over 10 small lakes nearby that offer excellent spincasting and fly fishing for Tarpon and Snook....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Immediately on the ocean - sand bottom....moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Rural:

    Secluded area - you will have lots of privacy - beach essentially private....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dinning room table seats 6 - plus each unit has a counter area that seats 3 more. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedrooms have AC - requires running generator at an added cost. Normally not required due to constant ocean breeze and room fans....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking:

    Two car covered Palapa - keeps you car in the shade all day and is of course is traditionally Mexican in style....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Skype may be used to make free long distance calls to the U.S. or Candada - just ask....moreless

  • Garage:

    Palapa covered garage....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi throuhout villa - good speed....moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Daily maid service - sheets changed weekly or at guest change unless requested otherwise by guests. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Each unit has two built in living room couches that seat 3 and can be used for sleeping. HD TV in both living rooms....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Covered and secure parking on site....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Additional parking at the rear of the property for groups with multiple vehicles....moreless

  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    We suggest using Skype - cheaper than phones. We can get phone service at the villa....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Beach towels provided. We only request that guest try to limit the number used to conserve water. Water needs to be trucked in....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading washer for use by guest or for a small fee the velador's will do you laundry....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The villa has fulltime WiFI - good download speeds - reasonable uploads - the connection is via a local T1 landline and is very good....moreless


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    There is an excellent cook that can come out daily and prepare your meals at an added cost....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press to conserve electricity....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Sufficient dishes to serve up to 8 people at one time - ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All included ...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Kitchens are fully furnished - large - lots of counter space....moreless

  • Oven


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    We have 4 boats on site for fishing at an added charge....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small terraces or decks off of each bedroom...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two ocean going kayaks for guest use at no charge....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The large common deck area on the 2nd level faces the ocean - fantastic place to relax in the evening with a drink or read a book during the day....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Small roof top pool available for days when you tire of the salt water. Also nice in the evenings to watch the stars....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The pool is a small roof top Plunge Pool - great viewing of the stars in the evening....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Dec 12, 2015
1 night min stay
$1,260 $3,850
Dec 14 - Dec 14, 2015
1 night min stay
$1,680 $5,180
Dec 15 - Dec 15, 2015
1 night min stay
$2,550 $7,580
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Jan 3 - May 28, 2016
1 night min stay
$1,490 $4,650
May 29 - May 29, 2016
1 night min stay
$1,990 $6,100
May 30 - May 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$2,980 $9,300
Jun-Dec - 2016 2 bedroom home
Jun 1 - Dec 16, 2016
1 night min stay
$1,260 $3,850
Jun-Dec 2016-3 bedrooms
Dec 17 - Dec 18, 2016
1 night min stay
$1,680 $5,180
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$1,490 $4,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 16%


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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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180 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Paved highway running north
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
No-Hoch-Kay- great food-great drinks - not expensi

Car: Recommended

Casa Que Canta is truly the 'House that Sings'. We are located south of Cancun near the small ocean front town of Mahahual. If you want to get away from the crowds, enjoy quiet beaches, great diving, fishing, see Mayan ruins that are not crowded, or just relax - this is the place. Mahahual may some day be the next Playa del Carmen, but at the moment it remains small and charming. Many great little restaurants - shops - and lots of things to do. Snorkel the reef - world class all along the coast - take a fly fishing or ocean fishing charter on site with Carlos Cartillos - perhaps the best guide on the coast. Go zip lining in Bacalar - visit Cenote Azul - largest centote in the Yucatan. Go scuba diving with one of several excellent dive shops in the area. Read what prior guests have to say about there time here - they always wish they had stayed longer and plan to come back.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 200

About the owner: Maureen and I retired to Mexico in 2009. We choose Mahahual because of the great beaches, laid back life style, and great diving. The town is safe, quiet, and a great place to vacation or retire. The weather is nearly perfect your round - 70's at night - 80's by day. Warmest months are early Fall when the temps are 5-8 degrees higher and the breezes die down.

Why the Owner Chose Mahahual:
Casa Que Canta is just north of Mahahual on great beach. It is about as close to town as one can get and yet still have a secluded home on a private beach. We consistently are one of the highest rated properties in the area by our guests. In addition, our caretakers have been with us for 3 years and provide an exceptional level of service.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
You will be vacationing in a home - not a hotel room. Maureen and I furnished the entire villa not as a rental, but as a home we would live in. Guest are always amazed at the level of detail and quality of the furnishings. As a result we get a lot of repeat visitors and are often booked early in the year for key dates.

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Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Casa Que Canta from the Ocean

    Casa Que Canta from the Ocean

  • Enjoy a quiet eveing of TV or reading

    Enjoy a quiet eveing of TV or reading

  • Fully tiled and spotless bathrooms

    Fully tiled and spotless bathrooms

  • Fishing charters available on site - fishing is really good.

    Fishing charters available on site - fishing is really good.

  • View from Terrace - great place to sit and read.

    View from Terrace - great place to sit and read.

  • 2nd level terrace meeting area - great for an evening drink.

    2nd level terrace meeting area - great for an evening drink.

  • Your private beach

    Your private beach

  • Roof top Pool

    Roof top Pool

  • Our guests enjoying time on the beach

    Our guests enjoying time on the beach

  • Guest with large Tarpon

    Guest with large Tarpon

  • Owners at entrace to villa

    Owners at entrace to villa

  • Parakeets in our courtyard Avuary

    Parakeets in our courtyard Avuary

  • Relax in our beachfront living room

    Relax in our beachfront living room

  • Hammock in front of beach palapa

    Hammock in front of beach palapa

  • Powderwhite sand - tourquoise water

    Powderwhite sand - tourquoise water

  • Guest Bedroom with hand made local hardwood furniture.

    Guest Bedroom with hand made local hardwood furniture.

  • Master Bedroom as viewed from Ocean front Balcony

    Master Bedroom as viewed from Ocean front Balcony

  • Courtyard on 1st level with fountain & pet turtles.

    Courtyard on 1st level with fountain & pet turtles.

  • Truly the

    Truly the

  • One of two living rooms in the villa

    One of two living rooms in the villa

  • Sunset in front of Villa

    Sunset in front of Villa

  • Fly fishing the lakes on our guided boats

    Fly fishing the lakes on our guided boats

  • Courtyard small bird Aviary

    Courtyard small bird Aviary

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