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Sleep 14 on Private Estate Near Mayan Ruins

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View of the hacienda's 90-foot veranda from the pool.

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Your private Hacienda, Yunku offers magnificent living in a restored, rambling Spanish Colonial style house with room for your family reunion, events, yoga or Pilates. Three outdoor terraces. Four guest houses for your guests. All this on 25 private acres with a 90-foot swimming pool.

One-of-a-kind features include a sacred underground 'cenote', the original 17th c. cattle trough, an historic aqueduct system, and 90-foot tall outdoor chimney that powered the steam engine machinery that turned agave cactus spikes into rope. (The 'green-gold' of the 19th c.)

This restored 17th C. land-grant ranch is a playground of educational and spiritual opportunities bolstered by an all-inclusive policy and luxury amenities.

Spend one vacation here and you never forget it. You are within easy distance of Uxmal, Chichen Itza, and beaches. Historic colonial cities and crafts villages await you.

As a yoga or corporate retreat, Hacienda Yunku is perfect. A large kitchen and dining room easily serve 14 people or more.

Seven bedrooms (three dorm style) easy accommodate 14 people. There are 7 en-suite bathrooms and two on the terraces.

Beds range from queen size (3), to double (2) to single (7) to extras that can be brought in.

Amenities include bicycles and snorkel gear. All linens, towels, pots & pans, dinner service included.

Grounds and pool maintenance and housekeeping included.

The prices shown are for 8-10 people. If you are 2 or 4, please ask me for a quote. If more than 10, reach out to me for a quote.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2500 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 years. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 17

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    This is in Engineer's House. En suite bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Canopy bed. En suite bathroom. Huge windows. 2 entrances....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Canopy bed. En suite bathroom. Overlooks veranda & grounds. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Also in Engineer's House. En suite bathroom. Terrace....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Detached apartment. En suite bathroom. Sitting room. Kitchen...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 3 twin/ single

    In the 'Machine Shop' building. En suite bathroom for 3....moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 3 twin/ single

    Also in Machine Shop, but separate. En suite for privacy....moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 double

    Convertible bedroom. Veranda bathroom. Main house. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    En suite with 2nd Master in Main House....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    En suite with Master bedroom, main house....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    En suite in Engineer's House. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    En suite with 2nd bedroom in Engineer's House....moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Toilet & shower separate in detached apartment bathroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    Designed with separate shower, toilet and sinks....moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

    In Machine Shop 'dorm', separate toilet, sinks, shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

    Off of veranda. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 9: toilet, shower

    Also off of veranda....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Small library, mostly mysteries and travel guides. ...moreless

  • Game Room:

    chess sets & board games....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Hacienda Yunku is located in the Yucatan hills. The area is rural but you are only 60 miles from the sophisticated colonial city of Merida....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor table seats 12. More tables on veranda for four or more. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    Not needed. It never gets that cold....moreless

  • Heating:

    It doesn't get cold enough for heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    We go to great lengths to assure Internet out here in the wild. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Most are 600-thread count. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    TV here, plus places for reading and conversation....moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for several cars. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels for washing plus more for pool or cenote use. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The 'lavender' will take care of you washing....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Makes 12 cups at a time. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Sufficient dishes and utensils for a large group. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Tiled and beautiful, with long prep counter and stools. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Good microwave. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have a pantry and will stock it with whatever you need. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Excellent large refrigerator....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three decks (verandas), tiled. One is a 90-foot long wrap. The other is in the front of the hacienda. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A stand-alone Mayan style hut. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Very long and fed by the cenote fresh waters. It is cleaned and maintained daily. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,300
$8,000 $14,000
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,200
$5,500 $14,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Breakfast included. ADDITIONAL MEALS can be self-catered or arranged before hand or with our staff. Figure $20/meal per person.

TIPS & GRATUITIES. We pay our staff well. As you know the standard of living indigenous people have is not great so we encourage you leave tips of 100 pesos per staff member/per day. (Staff includes cook, cleaning woman, grounds keeper and pool manager.)


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Merida
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
Merida
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sakalum
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Celestun

Car: Necessary

The Mayan ruins of Uxmal are 40 minutes away. Chichen Itza is nearby. The beach at Celestun is an hour away. Progresso and Sisal are about an hour away. Cancun is 3 hours. Visits to private reserves can be arranged.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1998

About: Hacienda Yunku belongs to an American anthropologist and a primatologist.

Why Merida:
Come for the adventure, or the the spiritual. Hacienda Yunku is the kind of property you will feel at home in.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Underground 'cenote', a freshwater pool fed by underground waters. The 200 year old aqueduct system. Remains of steam-powered rope processing equipment. Birds. Birds. Birds!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • View of the hacienda's 90-foot veranda from the pool.

    View of the hacienda's 90-foot veranda from the pool.

  • Your front entrance.

    Your front entrance.

  • Long view of the living room.

    Long view of the living room.

  • The cave 'cenote' created by the Chixilub crater in pre-history.  Swim & snorkel

    The cave 'cenote' created by the Chixilub crater in pre-history. Swim & snorkel

  • The long long pool. Perfect for laps or games. Lounge chairs & hammock provided.

    The long long pool. Perfect for laps or games. Lounge chairs & hammock provided.

  • The lovely canopy bed in the master bedroom.

    The lovely canopy bed in the master bedroom.

  • Bed overlooking orchard in an out building called Engineer's House.

    Bed overlooking orchard in an out building called Engineer's House.

  • Two of dorm-style beds in the Machine House. Bathrooms are set up for several.

    Two of dorm-style beds in the Machine House. Bathrooms are set up for several.

  • Contemporary bathroom fixtures throughout.

    Contemporary bathroom fixtures throughout.

  • A few of the complimentary bikes so you can explore the nearby countryside.

    A few of the complimentary bikes so you can explore the nearby countryside.

  • Nearby Mayan ruins.

    Nearby Mayan ruins.

  • A romantic place for a small wedding!

    A romantic place for a small wedding!

  • View of the old cattle trough near the pool, from the veranda.

    View of the old cattle trough near the pool, from the veranda.

  • Relax in comfort.

    Relax in comfort.

  • The tile kitchen is a joy to work and eat in. That's our cook and her daughter.

    The tile kitchen is a joy to work and eat in. That's our cook and her daughter.

  • Swimmers in the cenote. Water is always 96 degrees F.

    Swimmers in the cenote. Water is always 96 degrees F.

  • Complimentary water gear.

    Complimentary water gear.

  • The canopy bed in the next bedroom of the Casa Principal.

    The canopy bed in the next bedroom of the Casa Principal.

  • Wonderful double bed in the detached apartment. Room has sitting area & kitchen.

    Wonderful double bed in the detached apartment. Room has sitting area & kitchen.

  • The convertible bedroom in the main house.

    The convertible bedroom in the main house.

  • Hammock chairs on the veranda. Perfect for relaxing.

    Hammock chairs on the veranda. Perfect for relaxing.

  • A recent dinner party with a group of 'personal growth' travelers.

    A recent dinner party with a group of 'personal growth' travelers.

  • A family dines al fresco, with food cooked on the grill.

    A family dines al fresco, with food cooked on the grill.

  • Bring a yoga group. Great space on the veranda or the grounds. (Fotalia image.)

    Bring a yoga group. Great space on the veranda or the grounds. (Fotalia image.)

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, spanish
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