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

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Last updated: 08/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mahahual villa 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 and 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 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 have onsite boats and 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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


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

      Onsite Services

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


      • Children Welcome:

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

      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

      • Events Allowed
      • Non Smoking Only:

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

      • Wheelchair Inaccessible
      • Pets Considered:

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

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

      • 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


          • 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

          • DVD Player
          • Television:

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

          • Satellite / Cable:

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

          • Radio
          • Stereo:

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

          • Books:

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

          • Games:

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

          • Games For Kids
          • Video Library:

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


          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Adventure


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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist

          Location Type

          • Beach:

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

          • Near The Ocean:

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

          • Lake:

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

          • Oceanfront
          • 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

          • Rural:

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

          sports and adventure activities

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

          breakfast meal type

              • Booking Possible

              catering options

                  • Catering Available


                  • Dining:

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

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 7 people

                  dinner meal type

                      • Booking Possible


                      • 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

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking:

                        Covered and secure parking on site....moreless

                      • Garage:

                        Palapa covered garage....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        WiFi throuhout villa - good speed....moreless

                      • 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

                      • Safe
                      • Broadband Access
                      • 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

                      • Parking Off Street:

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

                      • Telephone:

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

                      • Air Conditioning:

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

                      • Linens Provided:

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

                      • Washing Machine:

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

                      • Sofa Bed

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


                          • Catering Available:

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

                          • Stove:

                            Gas stove with oven...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            All included ...moreless

                          • Kitchen:

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

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            French press to conserve electricity....moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

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

                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Refrigerator:

                            Full size electric fridge...moreless

                          • Oven

                          lunch meal type

                              • Booking Possible


                              • Deck / Patio:

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

                              • Boat:

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

                              • Patio
                              • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Binoculars
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Balcony
                              • 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

                              • Outdoor Grill

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool
                              • Private Pool:

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

                              • 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



                              Write a review 4.8
                              from 23 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Jun 1 - Dec 14, 2014
                              1 night min stay
                              $180 $180
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              $1,150 $3,350
                              Dec 15 - Jan 1, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              Jan-May - one home- 2 bedrooms
                              Jan 2 - May 21, 2015
                              1 night min stay
                              $1,450 $4,190
                              Jan-May - one home-3 bedrooms
                              May 27 - May 27, 2015
                              1 night min stay
                              $1,960 $6,230
                              Jan-May -2 homes- 4 bedrooms
                              May 28 - May 29, 2015
                              1 night min stay
                              $2,900 $8,380
                              Jun-Dec-one home-2 bedrooms
                              Jun 1 - Dec 13, 2015
                              1 night min stay
                              $1,190 $3,700
                              June-Dec-1 home-3 bedrooms
                              Dec 14 - Dec 14, 2015
                              1 night min stay
                              $1,700 $5,740
                              Jun-Dec-2 homes-4 bedrooms
                              Dec 15 - Dec 15, 2015
                              1 night min stay
                              $2,380 $7,400
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                              • Tax Rate 14%


                              Rates (in US Dollars ): Personal Currency Assistant™

                              12% discount for 2nd week, 18% discount for 3rd week

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                              Last updated: 08/17/2014
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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.

                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

                              Links to more information:

                              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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                              Date last modified - Sunday, August 24, 2014

                              $180 - $470 per night (USD)

                              4 Bedroom / 3.5+ Bathroom
                              Sleeps 14

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