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Casa Maare by Xcacel Beach, Tulum, Akumal, Your Casita in Paradise

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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Maare---at pristine Xcacel Beach and so close to Tulum ruins, jungle cenotes, Xelha Eco-park and more--- it's your comfy, cozy home base for a great vacation. Located between Akumal and Tulum, near Xcacel Beach, Casa Maare is furnished in a casual style using natural, sustainable materials such as bamboo with accents of Mexican folk art. The casa has a traditional outdoor pergola for shade in the front, beach towels, a cooler, and beach chairs to enhance your time at Xcacel beach.

Casa Maare's property managers, Debra and Cowboy, will greet you upon arrival and take you for a tour of the area so you can start enjoying your stay right away. They'll be available in the neighborhood to assist you with activity planning or whatever you might need during your stay.

Casa Maare has all the comforts of home---soft sheets, soft towels and a/c. Casa Maare comfortably accomodates 2 - 4 people, with a basic kitchen, indoor or outdoor seating and a sectional couch in the adjacent living area. A stay at Casa Maare is comfort and adventure at an affordable rate.

Casa Maare is situated in a unique community of brightly colored homes populated by locals and Canadian and US expats and part-timers. The neighborhood is surrounded by jungle filled with birds and animals and also features two cenotes, one deep enough for a cooling plunge.

The casa is a short walk from the pueblo and the pristine Xcacel beach and cenote, and is just minutes from ocean diving and snorkeling, and the Yucatan's famous cenotes, a system of underwater caves and caverns for the more experienced diver. A short drive takes you to Yucatan adventures of a lifetime---Xel-Ha and Hidden Worlds Ecoparks, the Tulum and Coba ruins, The Jungle Place, and the Sian Kaan Biosphere.

Keywords: Casita, house, casa, beach, beaches, Tulum, Akumal


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Property Type

  • House
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (1) pillow top mattress, Twin or Single Beds (2) pillow top mattresses...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    extra outdoor shower in backyard...moreless

Other Amenities

  • IPod dock, jungle view, water cooler, beach chairs, beach towels, portable cooler. ...moreless


  • Music Library:

    there is an ipod dock at the house....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Ipod dock can be paired wirelessly or direct connected to your device....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are lots of dvds, G to R-rated, at the house. There is NOT a tv or a DVD player. Please bring a laptop if you want to watch movies....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    individual thermostat in each room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    wifi, and you can get your Netflix and Amazon in Mexico now. Best to download ahead of time as streaming rates are slower than what you are used to. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    all linens plus beach towels provided...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking on the street in front of casa...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls free, long distance $1 US per minute...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath and beach...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    catering can be arranged with property mgr...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    auto drip machine and french press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Small, basic kitchen with range, refrigerator, sink, micro, toaster, blender, coffeemaker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Deck / Patio:

    2 chairs and cocktail table and a 48" table with 4 chairs in front garden that faces the jungle and is covered by a shady pergola....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    a freshwater cenote swimming hole is right down the street....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.5
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 2 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$651 $1,560
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $20
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 05/06/2015
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100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
El Arrecife
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Playa del Carmen
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bahia Principe
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 307
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Pizzeria Leo
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Reef, Cavern and Cave Diving, Jungle tours, Mayan ruins, Beach clubs, Night clubs, Yoga studios, Kite surfing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I'm a designer living on the Central Coast of California specializing in the use of sustainable materials for home interiors. I have been traveling all over Mexico for years and recently had the opportunity to purchase a little house in an amazing part of the Yucatan. It's my dream to share this wonderful part of the world with other travelers. I named the place Casa Maare because in the Yucatec language, 'maare' is slang for 'wow!' I mean, wow, I never thought I'd have a house in Mexico.

Why the Owner Chose Chemuyil:
The Tulum area of Quintana Roo is unique in all the world with an astonishing number of cultural, ecological, oceanographic and archeological wonders to explore and enjoy. The Yucatan peninsula offers something for all kinds of travelers---warm, sunny weather, calm, beach time relaxing, adventurous diving and birding, family-friendly ecological parks, historical tours of the ruins, festive dining and shopping, and more. It's an amazing place with a vibrant history and culture and I am happy to be able to share it with other travelers.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Casa Maare and its neighborhood are unique in that they are modest, Mexican-style homes originally built as staff housing for a resort that was never built on the nearby Xcacel beach. The beach was declared a sea turtle sanctuary and the homes languished until a trio of enterprising investors re-packaged and marketed these little gems to locals and vacationers. Built to last, these casitas have weathered 2 hurricanes since 2001. Most owners purchased since 2007 and the tract has evolved into the techni-colored rows and various remodeled facades you see today. When you vacation at Casa Maare, you'll enjoy many of the amenities of a resort---a/c, comfortable furnishings, lively Mexican decor---but also have the flexibility to prepare your own meals in a simple kitchen, entertain in your own living quarters and private patio, sleep to the sound of ocean breezes and wake to the sounds of tropical birds in the jungle across the street. Our property management team keeps an office in the neighborhood and are on call to assist you in any way. For additional fees, you can have groceries delivered, extra maid service, or massage.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Your Beach, Xcacel

    Your Beach, Xcacel

  • Shady front garden, a great place for breakfast or dinner.

    Shady front garden, a great place for breakfast or dinner.

  • Your cenote, just a stroll down the street from Casa Maare

    Your cenote, just a stroll down the street from Casa Maare

  • your living room

    your living room

  • Your kitchen

    Your kitchen

  • your bathroom

    your bathroom

  • Your talavera sink

    Your talavera sink

  • Casa Maare in Chan Chemuyil is close to Xcacel Beach and the Chemuyil pueblo.

    Casa Maare in Chan Chemuyil is close to Xcacel Beach and the Chemuyil pueblo.

  • your Master Bedroom

    your Master Bedroom

  • Your 'closet'

    Your 'closet'

  • Your other 'closet'

    Your other 'closet'

  • More Xcacel Beach

    More Xcacel Beach

  • Your front entry and garden

    Your front entry and garden

  • Your view from the front garden, no houses across the street, only jungle.

    Your view from the front garden, no houses across the street, only jungle.

  • The goddess Ixchel awaits in tranquility at Casa Maare

    The goddess Ixchel awaits in tranquility at Casa Maare

  • your dining room and kitchen

    your dining room and kitchen

  • Your kitchen sink, blender, toaster, microwave

    Your kitchen sink, blender, toaster, microwave

  • Your cenote, Cenote Xcacelito at Xcacel Beach

    Your cenote, Cenote Xcacelito at Xcacel Beach

  • Your outdoor shower (there's an indoor one too :)

    Your outdoor shower (there's an indoor one too :)

  • You might get swans, elephants or turtles

    You might get swans, elephants or turtles

  • your beach

    your beach

  • your second bedroom

    your second bedroom

  • Your neighborhood, Chan Chemuyil

    Your neighborhood, Chan Chemuyil

VRBO #246687

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