Caphe Ha.' Best Choice for a Tulum Beachfront Villa'
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tulum house description
CAPHE HA meaning 'Two Waters' in ( 'Mayan') is situated on six lush acres in the Sian Ka'an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This intimate private hideaway is surrounded by the Caribbean sea and the Boca Paila Lagoon. Ideally located by bird island, coral reefs and white sandy beaches. Caphe Ha was the first Eco Lodge 'Bed and Breakfast' in Sian Ka'an. Built and designed by original owners Jeff and Guy Frankel in 1979. The house has four separate buildings. A large thatched roofed 'Palapa' for living, cooking and dining. A two bedroom two story main house and a romantic guest house. Breathtaking views of the ocean from all points of the property. Modern and Rustic Mayan wood and natural stone buildings make for a quaint setting on a secluded private beach.
CAPHE HA has accommodated many scientist, naturalist, birdwatchers, snorkelers, family and friends for over three decades. Activities include: Exploring undeveloped Mayan Temples, Nature walks, Turtle hatching's, Wildlife viewing, Sea kayaking, Fishing, Tours discovering the ancient Mayan waterways and lagoons. Hiking and beach combing on miles of remote beaches and tropical jungle trails.
The house is fully furnished and maintained by caretakers Roberto and Manuela, who have been with us for over twenty three years. House keeping and general needs are provided by the staff.
Keywords: Beach House, Guest House, Casita. Villa, Retreat, Lodge, Oceanfront, Bed and Breakfast, Inn
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Surf Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Massage Therapist
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- We are located in the heart of the Sian Kan Preserve. Boat tours are available through the ancient Mayan water ways and into the Boca Paila lagoon. See the nesting pink Ibises on bird Island, Mayan ruins, manatees in fresh water Blue Holes. World Class Fly fishing. Snorkel or scuba on the second largest barrier reef in the world. Bird and wildlife observation....moreless
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Wonderful Vacation and Vibe
Wonderful Vacation and Vibe
We had a wonderful time at Caphe Ha! The house is really off the grid which is just what we wanted. Our 2 teenage kids loved it too. The water is crystal clear...we chased rays around just steps from the property in the water. We swam out at least 2-3 times a day to the coral reef, located a nice swim from the beach. It was amazing! The wildlife was abundant, the coral was wonderful colors, and the water very clear. We BBQ'ed at night and things were very low key. Playing cards at night, reading books, enjoying time together. We took some excursions to Tulum, Chichen Iza,Coba. Loved Coba the most, you rent bikes and ride around the ruins. It was wonderful. We met Guy and Erika one night- they are the nicest people. It was great to make their acquaintance. Also, Manuela's cooking was killer, and Roberto took us out on the boat one evening. Incredible bird watching! WOW! Net, net- we loved every minute of it.
- Guest Michael (Oakland CA)
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 02/28/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
An Excellent Summer Vacation
An Excellent Summer Vacation
My family and extended family spent two amazing weeks at Caphe Ha. Some of the highlights for us were the sea turtles nesting on the beach, snorkeling on the reef, long walks on the deserted beach, a boat trip to bird island, and lots of peace and quiet. Roberto and Manuela were very helpful. Manuela cooked two meals a day for us and the food was perfect. The house is 'rustic' and far removed from the town down a long 'bumpy' road. (I recommend renting an SUV!) I definitely recommend this property for someone who wants to get away from it all.
- Guest Ted (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 07/17/12
- Review Submitted 01/21/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.
A Private Caribbean Beach Paradise
A Private Caribbean Beach Paradise
If you've ever dreamed of having your own Caribbean beach paradise, off the grid, private and remote--this is the place for you. Under an hour's drive from the civilization of Tulum and into the Sian Ka'an Biosphere, the Caphe Ha house is really a whole compound--a private cottage with bedroom, bath, kitchen and living room; a separate two story house with two large bedrooms and baths; and a separate kitchen building with a cathedral thatched roof, big dining areas indoors and outdoors and a huge sitting area. In the area between the buildings and the ocean, there's a lovely yard with plenty of hammocks, palms, chaises and chairs and a gorgeous white sandy beach. We were two couples and we couldn't believe how much space and privacy Caphe Ha afforded us, plus a completely private beach with no neighbors as far as the eye can see. Except for a group of soldiers on patrol one day, we never saw another person on the beach. The caretakers, Roberto and Manuela, are wonderfully helpful--there when you need them, unseen otherwise. Have Manuela cook a Mayan meal or two for you--she's a terrific cook. And don't miss Roberto's early evening boat trip to an island in the back lagoon where you will see a cornucopia of birds nesting for the night. Up close! For me, this place was a dream--my own Gilligan's island, but with solar-powered lights, propane-powered stove and refrigerator and plenty of bathrooms and showers indoors and out. Just be sure you buy lots of ice cubes anytime you are in town--ice is precious and you don't want to run out. The one time we ran short, Roberto made the run to Tulum to keep our drinks cold. Roberto also keeps the Caphe Ha beach clean--raking up seaweed and the occasional litter every day. I highly recommend this place and can't wait to go back myself.
- Guest Casey (New York City)
- Date of stay 04/08/12
- Review Submitted 05/29/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Paradise on earth!
Paradise on earth!
We loved our vacation adventure at Rancho Caphe Ha! The pictures and description on this listing are very accurate. The owner is honest and easy to work with, and the caretakers are great. Manuela is a fine cook and keeps the place very clean, while Roberto keeps the grounds tidy and beautiful. This place is beautiful, private, remote, and rustic. The beds are very comfortable; the sheets and towels are soft, clean, and smell great. The kitchen is basic, though fully functional. It is a place to go if you are looking for "off the grid" relaxation; an opportunity to connect with nature, yourself, and who you are with. It is the perfect antidote to a busy, stressful, hyperactive life. Not a soul walked by on the beach the entire week we were there! In fact, we walked down the beach every day and never saw another person. There is a beautiful coral reef, teeming with tropical fish, just a 5 minute walk down the beach, and a short swim out. For a little evening entertainment we brought an iPod with portable (rechargeable battery) speakers, and a laptop to watch movies. The road getting down to Rancho Caphe Ha is challenging (rent a 4WD), but we did see a road grader in operation on our way home - it had gotten from the Sian Ka'an entrance arch all the way to the public beach near the reserve tower/nature center in just few days. We had a fabulous time at Rancho Caphe Ha - thank you Guy!
- Guest Gwenn (Birmingham, Michigan)
- Date of stay 11/22/10
- Review Submitted 12/29/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
January 7 Thru March 25 $1,800 to $3,500 weekly WINTER March 25 Thru May 25 $2,500 to $4,500 weekly SPRING May 25 Thru October 25 $1,400 to $2,500 SUMMER October 25 Thru Dec 15 $1,800 to $3,500 FALL Dec 15 thru Jan $3,500 to $5,500 HOLIDAY Special Packages are available year round. Off season rates are discounted 20% Taxs and cleaning fees are included
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- Nearest Airport: Can Cun at 130 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Cozumel at 50 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: 32 at 32 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Ocean at 20 Metres
Year Purchased: 1977
About the owner: Owners live in Sedona Az.
Why the Owner Chose Tulum:
The location was a family retreat for many years. Now my wife and I continue to vacation here with our family.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The natural beautiful setting, A Relaxing and remote location. Friendly Mayan people and surroundings. Pristine beaches.
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Beach View from the guest house.
Garden view of the two bedroom house.
Guest House bedroom
Palapa living room and kitchen
Out side Bathroom Counter and Wash room
The veranda for porch outside dinning.
The coconut lined driveway to the house.
Manuela Cooking her favorite and traditional Mayan cuisine.
The Coba Mayan ruins near Tulum. The tallest pyramid in the region.
Relaxing out front of the house in the Coconut "siesta" lounge
Ocean view from the Palapa living room and veranda.
Guest house living room area.
A view of the house from the beach.
Garden view from the up stairs bedroom.
A mayan temple
The Guesthouse bathroom.
The colorful Mayan Matkets.
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