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Casa De Las Joyas is a colorful little slice of heaven and a wonderful, comfortable place to stay. the casa is located in a neighborhood of small homes originally built for locals within walking distance of Xcacel Beach. Xcacel Beach is home to turtle nesting grounds, and therefore protected by the Mexican government. Several publications have listed this beach as one of the top ones in Mexico, if not the world.
Decorated and painted in true Mexican style this 'jewel box' is perfect for those who are looking for a more traditional Mexican holiday experience. Much of the furniture was made by local artisans as we like to support our Riviera Maya economy. You might want to spend part of the day relaxing in the hammock in the backyard, listening to the gentle rush of falling water. Or you may want to take your morning coffee in the front yard, while admiring the park, listening to the native birds and enjoying the large fountain.
Queen size Beds (1) Brand new bed with luxury linens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Second bedroom has a full sized futon, with the highest quality mattress, linens are included and are high thread count cotton. ...moreless
Walking distance to Xcacel Beach, bicycles available for rental, delivered and picked up from the casa. Fountain in back. This casita is across the street from a pretty park with a beautiful cenote. Toiletries and hairdryer in bathroom. Netflix available at no extra charge....moreless
Bring your Ipod, as our stereo system has a docking station to accomodate all styles of Ipods....moreless
A great variety of newer movies for your enjoyment....moreless
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Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
Seating for 4 people
Individually controlled in the two bedrooms and living room. All rooms have fan to circulate the cooler evening air....moreless
All linens are high thread count, long staple cotton, and include deluxe, luxury mattress pads. Eight large soft bath towels, hand towels and washcloths are included, as well as six premium oversized beach towels. ...moreless
(2) Both the front and back yards have beautiful decks for relaxing. The back deck has a hammock and wall fountain, with table and chairs. The front has a beautiful free standing fountain and chairs made by local artisans. ...moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
(2) Both front and back decks are partially covered to create ample shade, yet allow light in. ...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$100
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Many cenotes and caverns nearby for diving. 2km from Xel Ha Eco Resort.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: My name is Shelley, and I'm a native Californian. I hate to sound ungrateful, because I live very near the Pacific Ocean, but I LOVE the calm waters of the Caribbean. I never dreamed I would own a home in Mexico, partly because I can be kind of a Four Seasons type of gal, and didn't want to have many responsibilities when I go on vacation. So I put a lot of amenities into the house so it feels like you're taking a high end vacation, but it just doesn't cost nearly as much!
I live near Pismo Beach, CA and I have a young daughter who loves coming to Chemuyil almost as much as I do. This might become a retirement destination, but that is many years away, so for now it is my beloved vacation home, and I hope you will love it too!
Why the Owner Chose Tulum: After falling in love with the Akumal area in the early 90's I never made it back until 2007. I still loved it, but couldn't believe how much development had happened over a decade. Chemuyil is only 4 miles away from Akumal, but it is a sweet reminder of how Akumal used to be 10 years ago. When an opportunity came to purchase my home I couldn't pass it up! The pueblo (pop. 1000)is terrific, our little neighborhood has been lovingly updated and I love being so close to beach club action (Tulum), Snorkelling (Akumal) nightlife (Playa del Carmen) and boating (Puerto Aventuras). All very close by.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Chemuyil is such a quiet oasis, and I have one of only 5 homes that overlook the little park in our neighborhood (and the only one of the 5 that is available for rent). Sunrise and tea in the front yard admiring the park, morning and early afternoon at the beach, or Xel Ha or a cenote or shopping or...okay, the list goes on and on!! Late afternoons lounging in the hammock in the back yard, maybe sipping on a cerveza or margarita (I admit it, Happy Hour starts a little earlier for me in Mexico!). Evenings out at a small restaurant in the pueblo, or something near/on the beaches nearby. Okay, the casa has a perfectly lovely, fully stocked kitchen, and I do occasionally cook there! When my daughter is with me she loves the playgrounds in the pueblo, snorkelling in the calm waters of Akumal or going to the eco parks.
One of my favorite things is that I can relax from day one down there, knowing I can do as little or as much as I want, because it feels like heaven on earth to me.