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Your Private Tropical Paradise - Beachfront 3 Bd with Pool in Safe Yucatan

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View of Xaman Ik from the roadside. Your first glimpse of paradise.

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Last updated: 09/08/2011

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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

ESCAPE to Xaman Ik, a private beachhouse on the Yucatan's beautiful Flamingo Riviera, starting at $595/week.
XAMAN IK is an architect-designed, oceanfront oasis on the white sands and emerald green waters of San Bruno, on the Yucatan's unspoiled northern Gulf coast near the historic city of Merida.
This part of the Yucatan is one of Mexico's safest beach locales and the favorite winter haunt of thousands of Canadian and American snowbirds.
Xaman Ik is a charming modern-style beach house decorated with a whimsical mix of antiques, original art and funky Mexican folk art. Think beach boho via Mexico with a bit of tropical chic tossed in.
Despite the relaxed, open plan beachhouse ambiance, you will want for nothing at Xaman Ik, which was built in 2008. With its oceanfront plunge pool, roof top terrace featuring spectacular 360 degree views of the Gulf and lagoon, LCD flat screen TV with Canadian Sat, Wi-Fi and Telcel stick, IPod docking station, DVD player and DVDs, games, fully equipped kitchen, UV water purification system, full size washer / dryer, air-con, BBQ, outdoor dining and seating areas and plenty of outdoor furniture for your lounging comfort, Xaman Ik is tailor made for leisure time living.
All three bedrooms are built for comfort, with Queen size beds featuring pillow top mattresses and high-thread-count linens. And we provide plenty of beach and bath towels.
The oceanfront master bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom - with a roofless, outdoor tropical shower featuring a stone wall - and two closets, one a walk-in. The other two bedrooms - one is also oceanfront with a full length terrace and the other faces the lagoon with a small balcony - have double-size closets.
The sweeping ocean view is framed on both levels by wall-to-wall glass sliders, which provide enough cooling, natural cross ventilation to eliminate the need for air conditioning, though the master bedroom is air conditioned and all rooms come with ceiling fans. And while there is a nearby laundry service, we also have a full size washer and dryer in the villa.
And for those who like to stay plugged in, Wi-Fi and a Tel-cell stick is available for an additional charge. We also provide a local cell phone pre-programmed with the phone number of our Mexican / American property manager, who is just a call away.
Xaman Ik - which means North Wind in Mayan - is located in upscale San Bruno, 20 minutes from the thriving port city of Progreso, a regular cruise ship stop. The villa is a quick, 40 minute highway drive to Merida, partly along a new, eight lane freeway.
With it's first-rate restaurants, world-class museums, art galleries featuring some of Mexico's top talent, vibrant street scene and symphony orchestra, Merida is a thriving, must-see city with almost 1 million residents.
In Merida, you can shop in local mercados for the work of skilled artesanias from all over Mexico or sit it in an outdoor cafe on the Plaza Grande in Centro and watch the passing scene. And Merida, built on the site of the ancient Mayan city of T'ho, has one of Mexico's biggest and best Mardi Gras-style carnival's in the Americas, Carnaval, held at various times in Feb. or March.
Should you want to get a feel for Merida, then read all about it. The city has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail. The July 2012 issue of Conde Naste Travel magazine has an incisive 13-page cover story on the White City titled The Pleasures of Merida.
If you prefer the active, outdoor life, there is fishing, golfing, cave diving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, polo, eco-tours, bird watching and more. Birding is big, with lots of exotics to see, including indigenous parrots and pink flamingos that make their winter home in the lagoons all along the coast. All to add to your life list.
But perhaps best of all, Xaman Ik has miles of secluded beaches right on its front doorstep, perfect for castle building, shelling, dolphin-spotting or just strolling.
When hunger sets in, there are a couple of restaurants a short walk from Xaman Ik along the beach and even more on Progreso's beachfront Malecon. A quick drive into Merida and you are spoiled for choice, with every kind of eaterie, from elegant restaurants in historic haciendas, Argentinian steak houses, Mexican or Irish-themed pubs, restos featuring fresh seafood right from the Gulf to Mexican nouvelle fusion.
For those who want to explore the ancient Mayan world, Xaman Ik is central to a half dozen major Mayan archeological sites, including Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Uxmal, a Unesco World Heritage Site and Dzbilchaltun, just 15 minutes away.
Merida is one of Mexico's safest cities and with only one all-inclusive beach resort in the area, the Flamingo Coast is considered a destination primarily aimed at seasoned, sophisticated travellers.
Guests can fly into Merida's international airport a quick 45-minute drive away from Xaman Ik, or take a cheap charter into Cancun, a four hour drive by bus or car along a toll highway.
For more photos, please see our Kijiji listing *373786093.

PLEASE NOTE: The local bus goes right by the door, but a rental car is recommended. We have teamed up with a local car rental agency and we can offer our guests rental cars from $27 US to $35 US, all insurances included, about half what the major agencies charge. And that price comes with full roadside service. We have used this agency for our own rentals for years and can personally vouch for its reliability and great value.


Keywords: Safe, tranquil, beachfront, private, villa, in secluded San Bruno

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Oceanfront bedroom with terrace and Queen bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Lagoon-facing bedroom with Queen bed and single balcony....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Oceanfront bedroom with terrace, en-suite with Queen bed....moreless

  • All three bedrooms have Queen size Beds equipped with pillow top mattresses, perfect for sprawling while watching dolphins curve into the Gulf through the two main bedrooms' wall-to-wall sliding glass doors. For little ones, we have a child's playpen, for sleep or play and bed rails for one bed. Plus a wooden high chair....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, outdoor shower

    En-suite bath with toilet, trough sink and roofless shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Shared bath with roomy shower and granite vessel sink....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main floor bath with toilet and copper vessel sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Xaman Ik is cooled by ocean cross breezes, although all the villa's main rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and the master bedroom is air conditioned. There are also several large floor fans. And for your safety, Xaman Ik has a UV water purification system, although we also have a place for large drinking water garrafons. The villa also has a security alarm....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Shaw satellite. featuring Canadian and US network television in HD. IPod docking station....moreless

  • Television:

    32 inch flat screen LCD TV...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Gorgeous, white sand beachfront bordered by emerald green waters. Perfect for sand castle building. beachcombing, and strolling hand-in-hand. Or pull a lounger into the shallow, warm Gulf waters and soak up the tropical sun....moreless

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Beautiful designer stone table with custom made iron chairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air con in master bedroom. Extra charge may apply....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count bed linens and duvet covers round out that feeling of being somewhere special....moreless

  • Living Room:

    L-shaped wicker sofa, easy chair. Overlooks pool and ocean through wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors....moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for cars, trucks, RV's, boats and trailers on large lot....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of thick bath towels and oversized beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi and TelCel stick available for an extra charge....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Caterer available for an extra charge....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and French press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of pots and pans, ovenware and cookware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Several sets of dishes, full set of eating, serving and cooking dishes, utensils and glassware. BBQ tools. Iron also available....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, gas stove, microwave, electric coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, blenders, pots and pans, serving trays, dishes and platters, cook and bake ware, utensils, cutlery, melamine and glass dishes and glasses. Everything you will need for a quick bite or beachside entertaining...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The two main bedrooms feature a full-length, oceanfront terrace with seating. The third bedroom has a small, single balcony that faces the lagoon....moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Several beachfront and poolside seating areas, with coffee tables, lots of chairs, luxury loungers and tons of top quality, outdoor fabric cushions and toss pillows All tailor made for comfortably sunning, lazing, scanning the horizon for dolphins and reading. Or just doing nothing. For shade, there are beach umbrellas and a pergola-topped lounging area with cushions. The covered pool-side terrace features a seating area with spacious midcentury modern lounge chairs and a dining area with a glass-topped, handcarved table that seats six. The third-storey, roof top terrace boasts a spectacular 360 degree view....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Pergola over the pool seating area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Fishing rod, tackle, blow up beach toys....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Private pool overlooking the ocean, with shallow tanning area and in-pool seating ledge....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 13 - Jun 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$595 $1,800
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
30 night min stay

$4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Half down deposit at time of booking. Remaining half upon arrival.


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Location

60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Merida
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
San Bruno Grill
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Yucatan Country Club Jack Nicklaus course
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
San Bruno Grill or Technotel

Car: Recommended

Xaman Ik comes equipped with a cooler, fishing rods and tackle, beach toys and inflatables, games, novels and books on the Mayan world and local wildlife and birds.

Merida has one of Mexico's biggest Carnavals (Mardi Gras), held at various times of the year between early Feb. and March.

Private massages on our beachfront, personalized food shopping, extra cleaning, laundry service and a variety of tours and activities (fishing, banana boat rides, diving, kayaking and eco tours) available at extra cost.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I am a writer and retired Toronto Star reporter. My husband is a cabinetmaker, businessman and musician.

Why the Owner Chose Telchac Puerto:
We had been looking for our own little slice of tropical paradise for many years when we stumbled upon the beaches on the Yucatan's north coast. We knew right away that it had everything we wanted --- broad, white sand beaches near an historical, safe, sophisticated, major city with modern, up-to-date amenities such as top-notch hospitals, good roads, shopping, theatres, art galleries and restaurants. Yucatan's north coast has all this and more, but it is still steeped in its own rich, historic, architectural and cultural traditions. The area is a perfect blend of the old and new, the familiar and the unknown: a unique mixture of big city living coupled with the peace and solitude of a tranquil tropical beach location. After much looking, we purchased a spacious beachfront lot in San Bruno in 2005, hired an architect and Xaman Ik - which means North Wind in Mayan - was completed in 2008.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love heading to our roof top deck at dawn - fresh squeezed orange juice in hand - to watch for flocks of flamingos doing their pink fly over (it doesn't happen every day in the winter, but come spring, hundreds are airborne over Xaman Ik almost every day). Or strolling along the beach selecting the best shells and starfish tossed up on shore or a piece of primo driftwood to display somewhere around the house. Sometimes we just sit by the water's edge scanning the horizon for dolphins or watching pelicans smoothly skim the waves looking for their next meal. Other times, we drive the countryside looking for what is new, what is old and what is different from our everyday lives. Best of all, within hours of arriving, we are somehow different people, operating on s-l-o-w Mexican beach time. We read by the pool, catch a quick nap and then head out to a local beach restaurant for fresh-from-the-Gulf fish enjoyed under a palm palapa. Or we motor into town to visit friends, grab a bite, hit the galleries or catch a little night music in the Grande Plaza or a local club. We would be delighted to have you as our guests at Xaman Ik, so you too, can rest a while in our little corner of tropical paradise.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • View of Xaman Ik from the roadside. Your first glimpse of paradise.

    View of Xaman Ik from the roadside. Your first glimpse of paradise.

  • The poolside pergola overlooking the emerald green Gulf.

    The poolside pergola overlooking the emerald green Gulf.

  • Lots of places to put your feet up at Xaman Ik.

    Lots of places to put your feet up at Xaman Ik.

  • More spectacular views from the second floor terrace.

    More spectacular views from the second floor terrace.

  • Oceanview through the wall-to-wall living room windows.

    Oceanview through the wall-to-wall living room windows.

  • Master bedroom. Imagine waking up to that view every morning.

    Master bedroom. Imagine waking up to that view every morning.

  • View from the bed in the master bedroom after an afternoon nap.

    View from the bed in the master bedroom after an afternoon nap.

  • Second of three bedrooms through a looking glass.

    Second of three bedrooms through a looking glass.

  • Main floor bath with hand hammered Mexican copper sink.

    Main floor bath with hand hammered Mexican copper sink.

  • A peek inside at night.

    A peek inside at night.

  • Xaman Ik from the roadside as dusk falls.

    Xaman Ik from the roadside as dusk falls.

  • You can walk forever.

    You can walk forever.

  • Relax by the pool, sip some fine wine and watch the pelicans wheel over the Gulf

    Relax by the pool, sip some fine wine and watch the pelicans wheel over the Gulf

  • Relaaax.

    Relaaax.

  • The second storey terrace overlooking the Gulf. Great place for morning coffee.

    The second storey terrace overlooking the Gulf. Great place for morning coffee.

  • The living room featuring some of our Mexican folk art collection.

    The living room featuring some of our Mexican folk art collection.

  • Dining room overlooking the Gulf with native stone table and skylight wall.

    Dining room overlooking the Gulf with native stone table and skylight wall.

  • More master bedroom with its unparalleled Gulf view.

    More master bedroom with its unparalleled Gulf view.

  • Second bedroom also facing the Gulf.

    Second bedroom also facing the Gulf.

  • Master bathroom with open roof shower.

    Master bathroom with open roof shower.

  • Xaman Ik at dusk. A view from the beach.

    Xaman Ik at dusk. A view from the beach.

  • Night time dreaming.

    Night time dreaming.

  • Bienvenidos. Mi casa es tu casa.

    Bienvenidos. Mi casa es tu casa.

  • Flamingos in the nearby cienega. They fly over like a fast moving pink cloud.

    Flamingos in the nearby cienega. They fly over like a fast moving pink cloud.

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