3-Bed Cottage on Lake Bacalar Only 10 Miles from Beliz
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Bacalar house description
Casa Muul Ha in Xul Ha is a 1,500 SF cottage on Lake Bacalar. Xul Ha is a village of 3,000 located 1/2 way between the tourist town of Bacalar and the capital city of Chetumal. Xul Ha is 10 miles N of Belize, a 5 hour drive S of Cancun, or a 20 minute taxi/rental-car drive from the Chetumal Airport (CTM).
The beautifully painted and tiled main house has 3 queen beds in 2 bedrooms, a large full kitchen with a long eating counter, a large rustic dining room with 6 padded comfortable chairs around glass/rustic-wood table, and a smallish living room with chairs and a couch (convertible to a bed), and many windows looking out toward the lake over the little covered porch (with hammock).
Casa Muul hectáreas en Xul Ha es una linda cabaña de 150 mc poco en Lago Bacalar. XUL Ha es un pueblo de 3000 1/2 camino entre la ciudad turística de Bacalar y la ciudad capital de Chetumal. XUL ha 10 km n de Belice, una unidad de 5 hora s de Cancún o una unidad de alquiler/ta
Spanish Translation at Bottom:
The Beautiful Little Tiled House: Beautiful tiled floor and bright multi-colored walls make this a happy place. WiFi on site. Located on a secondary lot behind the locally famous Muul Ha restaurant (currently closed however). The lake is very long and flows northward out of the ground from a 1/4 mile south so the water is extremely crystal clear. The water is warm and feels like you are swimming in soft water. The public access to the beach is at 3 minute walk from the house through the Muul Ha Restaurant.
The lake front is also unique in that it has no beach to speak of. The grass or the lawn grows right down to the water. Very old mangroves grow along the shore and exist under the water making fun places to stand and play in the water (you'll want to scout these out before diving).
A few hundred meters south is a boating facility with all kind of watercraft for rent (Seadoo, kayak, hobbycat, canoe pontoon etc...)
Yvon, Caretaker and 1/2 Owner: Yvon is a professional musician who retired in Mexico.10 years ago. He is from Quebec City, Canada.
He is handy and keeps the place running, cleaned, and repaired and can be easily contacted by phone if any troubles arise. He lives in the studio apartment in the same building and can usually be contacted just by knocking on the door. He can also direct you to the nearest great and inexpensive English-speaking restaurant about 5 blocks away, the hairdresser, the hardware store, the video game/internet shops, grocery stores, the city 'beach' (to the left), and places in Chetumal.
Yvon also plays a wonderfully classical guitar and can play and teach all kinds of music. He could probably be induced to playing and singing a bit around the campfire. Leonard is the other half owner who lives in Spokane and has been involved with the Club Yebo Motel in Playa del Carmen for 20 years.
The house has 4 safes for the protection of your valuables.
The Village of Xul Ha: It's is a sweet little town. Only 3,000 people, all the property was originally ejido land meaning it was originally divided up for the natives in the area so it is minimally foreign and largely undeveloped. So only a few non-Mexicans live there mostly large fancy homes on the waterfront. Right across the road from us is a new beautiful modern home owned by a Chetumal University Architecture professor. Most of the homes in Xul Ha are handsomely if not simply decorated. You will want to see the Xmas lights decorations...
At night there's a street light on almost any corner and couples, people, children, and dogs walk around freely. Motorized traffic is minimal. The highway goes by on western edge of town so it's all very quiet. There's a public basketball court and more restaurants over on the highway.
Bacalar is only 10 miles away if you'd like more variety in shopping and restaurant choice,
Chetumal has a wonderful Mardi Gras-like parade in February.
La hermosa casita de mosaico: Hermoso mosaico piso y paredes de varios colores brillantes hacen esto un lugar feliz. WiFi en sitio. Ubicado en un lote secundario detrás del local famoso restaurante Muul Ha (actualmente cerrado sin embargo). El lago es muy largo y fluye hacia el norte de la tierra desde una 1/4 milla al sur, por lo que el agua es muy cristalina. El agua está tibio y siente como están nadando en agua blanda. El acceso público a la playa está a 3 minutos a pie desde la casa. Es un paseo circular de 7 minutos por una hierba - dock - y natación área de manglar.
El frente del lago también es único en que no tiene ninguna playa hablar de. La hierba o el césped crece hasta el agua. Muy antiguos manglares crecen a lo largo de la orilla y existen bajo el agua burlándose coloca a ponerse de pie y jugar en el agua (querrá explorar estos antes de buceo).
Unos pocos cientos de metros hacia el sur es un centro náutico con todo tipo de embarcations de alquiler (Seadoo, kayak, hobbycat, canoa pontón etc....)
Yvon, cuidador y propietario de 1/2: Yvon es un músico profesional, quien se retiró en Mexico.10 hace años. Él es de la ciudad de Quebec, Canadá.
Es práctico y mantiene el lugar de ejecución, limpiar y reparado y puede ser fácilmente contactado por teléfono si surgen los problemas. Vive en el apartamento de estudio en el mismo edificio y normalmente se puede contactar sólo por llamando a la puerta. También puede dirigirle al gran más cercano y barato angloparlantes restaurante unos 5 bloques, la peluquería, la tienda de hardware, las tiendas de videojuegos e internet, tiendas de abarrotes, 'playa' de la ciudad (a la izquierda) y coloca en Chetumal.
Yvon también toca una guitarra clásica maravillosamente y puede jugar y enseñar a todo tipo de música. Probablemente podría ser inducida a tocar y cantar un poco alrededor de la fogata. Leonard es el propietario de la mitad que vive en Spokane y ha estado involucrado con el Club Yebo Motel en Playa del Carmen para 20 años.
La casa tiene 4 cajas de seguridad para la protección de sus objetos de valor.
El pueblo de Xul Ha: alta disponibilidad Xul es una ciudad poco dulce. Sólo 3.000 personas, todos los bienes fue originalmente ejido tierra lo que significa que originalmente fue dividida para los nativos de la zona por lo que es mínimamente extranjeros y todavía poco desarrollada. Tan sólo que unos pocos no mexicanos viven allí principalmente gran fantasía viviendas en la zona ribereña. Derecho enfrente de nosotros es una hermosa casa moderna Nueva propiedad de un profesor de arquitectura de la Universidad de Chetumal. La mayoría de los hogares en Xul Ha generosamente, si no simplemente decorada. Desea ver las decoraciones de las luces de Navidad...
Por la noche hay una luz de calle en casi cualquier esquina y parejas, personas, niños y perros pasean libremente. Tráfico motorizado es mínimo. La carretera pasa el borde occidental de la ciudad por lo que es todo muy tranquilo. Hay una cancha de baloncesto públicos y restaurantes más largo en la carretera.
Bacalar es sólo 10 kilómetros de distancia, si desea más pequeña ciudad compras y elección del restaurante,
Chetumal tiene un maravilloso desfile de Mardi Gras-como en febrero.
- 1 story
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Daily Maid Service
- Children Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bing Spanish Translation at Bottom: New mattresses with new custom built wood frames just purchased in Chetumal. Front bedroom has is quite large 2x long (12 x 24') as it is wide with 3 big windows, a wall air conditioner, nice wood closet, and a table. A couple and two kids would be comfortable here if privacy were not a big issue. Middle bedroom is about 14 x 14' has one large window, a closet and a wall air conditioner. Colchones nuevos con nuevos marcos de madera personalizados construido acaba de adquirir en Chetumal. Dormitorio delantero tiene es bastante grande x 2 de largo (12 x 24') como es amplia con 3 grandes ventanales, un acondicionador de aire de pared, armario de madera bonita y una tabla. Una pareja y dos niños sería cómodos aquí privacidad no eran un gran problema. Dormitorio medio es aproximadamente 14 x 14' tiene una gran ventana, un armario y un acondicionador de aire de pared....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bing Spanish translation at Bottom. The main bathroom is bigger than it needs to be and has a glassed in hot-water shower. Three immodest people could use the main bath. Attractive tile, floors, sink, and walls. El baño principal es más grande que debe ser y tiene un cristal en la ducha de agua caliente. Tres personas recatadas podrían utilizar el baño principal. Atractivo baldosas, pisos, receptor y paredes....moreless
- Dogs and cats of a very small size might be welcome. Case by case basis. Regarding safes...Actually we have 2 SAFES: One in the bedroom with the two beds and one in the other bedroom. But don't lose the key; each safe has one unique key and has to be drilled out if you should lose the key. Not such a good idea if you are trying to catch a plane. 'Massage' noted above means that a Sanyo 904 Massage Chair is available but please no children and no horsing around; there's a lot of moving parts and they can likely be easily broken. Thanks. Perros y gatos de un tamaño muy pequeño pueden ser bienvenidos. Caso por caso. En cuanto a cajas de seguridad...Realmente tenemos 3 cajas: dos en la habitación con dos camas y uno en el otro dormitorio. Pero no pierda la clave; cada seguro tiene una clave única y tiene que ser perforado a si debe perder la clave. No tan buena idea si están tratando de coger un avión. 'Masaje' ha señalado significa que una silla de masaje Sanyo904...moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Duty Free Shops
- Rain Forests
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Water Sports
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
sports and adventure activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided
- Paper Towels
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Bottled Water
- Parking Off Street
- Water Tank
- Hair Dryer
- Basic Soaps
- Parking On Street
- Air Conditioning
- Wireless Internet
- Towels Provided
- Living Area
- Housekeeper Included
- Coffee Maker
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
ReviewsWrite a review
Unique and Special
Unique and Special
If you're looking to experience a Mexican town without all the trappings of tourism, this is a perfect destination. The casa is more spaceous than it appears in the pictures - clean and comfortable with a well-stocked kitchen. The many windows let in plenty of light and fresh air with lovely views. It sits on a large grassy lot which is nicely landscaped. We loved the state-of-the-art chicken house and were sorry to have missed the new baby checks beginning to hatch just as we left. Our favorite spot was the little cobblestone patio with a flower garden in front and overlooking the lake. It's an easy walk down to the dock for swimming and basking. Our host, Yvon, was charming and very helpful - we would have been at a loss without him! The town has numerous tiny stores that carry some household and canned goods, snacks and limited but very nice fresh produce. For any actual cooking, though, it's necessary to stock up in Chetumal. The only restaurant of note, Charales, is within easy walking distance from the casa and, fortunately, the food is excellent! The menu consists of light Mexican fare, a fish soup (that we didn't try but is said to be renowned), and a ceviche which is possibly the best I've had. The owner, Jose, speaks English fairly well and was very friendly and helpful to us as well. There are lots of things to see and do within driving distance of Xul Ha. We opted not to rent a car but would recommend doing so. Depending on taxis or other transportation involved a fair bit of walking and they're not always available where you need them. The language barrier was also somewhat detrimental. I speak enough Spanish to get by in resort areas, but it was of little help here. many thanks to Leonard for the great communication before our trip and to Yvon for providing us with a unique and very pleasant stay!
- Guest Paula C.
- Date of stay 02/09/12
- Review Submitted 02/21/12
Owner response: So far in our few months of operation everyone has enjoyed the experience. I have been coming to Mexico for 20 years and still get by with a version of charades much to the amusement of the Spanish'speaking host. Sometimes I will just pick an item on the menu and be pleasantly suprised. Yvon is from Quebec and I think speaks better French than English but his Spanish is pretty good as he lived here now for years and is always ready to help. Having destinations written our for taxis is also a pretty good idea.
A gem of a find...
A gem of a find...
What a great place to stay, in a wonderful little Mexican town that is as yet unmarred by the ravages of the big city. (yet the big city is very close for those in need of the Wallmarts and Cosco's) I enjoyed being so close to the beautiful 'Lagoon of 7 colors' and we rented some kayaks and enjoyed the peaceful lake. It is very comfortable and easy to find. The guest cottage is being run by a very nice guitar playing French Canadian who has lived in the area for over ten years. The neighbors are very friendly, the principal of the local school owns a restaurant which is open weekends, and there is a ranch type setting on the edge of town which is owned by a rancher and his family from Arizona. We went on a great hilly trail ride on great horses to the lagoon. We ate a great meal there, too. A really great experience for our family, and I look forward to doing it again next year.
- Guest Casey (Playa Del Carmen)
- Date of stay 01/02/12
- Review Submitted 01/15/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Yvon and I thank you for your kind review. I'm up here in Spokane and did not even know that the Muul Ha Restaurant had reopened. I'm glad it has because Don Concho is a sweet host, the swimming pool is a great place for the kids to play while you finish dinner, the view of the lake from the multi-story restaurant is fabulous, and his very large grass lawn fronting the lake with it's docks for swimming are all very inviting. Thanks for the review, Leonard (and Yvon)
A piece of real Mexico
A piece of real Mexico
We had a wonderful stay with a charming and generous host, Mr Pepin. The lake is amazing and the surroundings tranquile. The village is genuine and poor which only ads to feeling of seeing the real Mexico. We took the localbus to Chetumal a couple of times, a city well worth visiting and it was relatively easy to move back and forward from the house. But we also rented a car in order to travel further to the more isolated archeological sites around Chetumal. Don't miss out on this stay!
- Guest Pady C. (Stockholm, Sweden)
- Date of stay 12/22/11
- Review Submitted 04/20/12
Owner response: Leonard, the emailer and Yvon, the caretaker and entertainer, are both glad you enjoyed your stay. Some day I'll visit Sweden and see for myself the happiest people on the planet and maybe sample your wonderful health care system. At least Mexico has minimal health care for everyone and I've always been struck by how happy they seem in spite of less material wealth. I think Mexicans make up for it with happy healthy families. Xul Ha I think looks poorer than it really is because of the pot-holed streets. But they got new street lights last year and a new streets are going in as we speak. Actually, I was pretty impressed with Xul Ha when I first saw it with the high proportion of nicer homes and maintained lawns. On my last trip, we visited the museum inside the old Spanish fort in Bacalar which would be very interesting for both kids and adults. In Chetumal, we went to the Zoological Park which everyone would get a kick out of and the Mayan History museum also very well done for adults and older kids. Next year it will be some of the ruins to the west a few kilometers.
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Apr 1 - Dec 7
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Inquire for a special rate or anything out of the ordinary. Likely something extra for groups over 6 people. Neighbor's Muul Ha restaurant has a nice room with queen size bed and private bath overlooking his pool, gardens, and the lake for just $500 pesos/night if your group needs extra space.
- Pet Fee: $2 + tax
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Chetumal (Interjet Airlines from Mexico City) at 15 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Playa del Carmen to Cozumel at 250 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lake Xul Ha/Lake Bacalar at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Several Restaurants at 1 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: Puerto Adventuras or Playcar (Playa del Carmen) at 200 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Passable English-speaking 2 + 3 blocks at 0.3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Picture above is Yvon, co-owner and caretaker of casa mull ha who lives in a studio attached to the main house. Yvon is a professional musician and an excellent gardner which you will enjoy upon your visit.
Why the Owner Chose Bacalar:
The property is adjacent to the Muul Ha Restaurant from whom Yvon rented a cabin just across the ravine/suspension bridge. When the property went up for sale, Yvon was encouraged to buy.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The unique benefit is that you get stay in the small lake town of Xul Ha (population ~ 3,000). Just big enough for basic amenities but small enough to walk around and enjoy the people and the tidy little houses and yards. You're also in a great location for exploring Belize, Chetumal, the Spanish fort and restaurant ceynote in Bacalar, and Mayan ruins to the west.
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Casa Muul Ha
Patio in the back of Casa Mull Ha
Entrance for the studio where Yvon lives year round.
Kitchen area. New refer. Green view.
Living room with porch outside. Sculpture replaced with electric massage chair.
Bedroom 1 with new queen size bed.
Another view of bedroom 2. Large closet off to the left.
Patio and vegetable garden off the studio. For your use too.
Another view of the lake side patio area.
A new garden of flowers in the backyard of Casa Mull Ha.
View of Lake Bacalar. Presently closed restaurant in front.
Swimming area very close with 3 minute walk through Casa Muul Ha Restaurant.
Floor Plan Casa Muul Ha. ~60'x43' minus Yvon's Studio plus Washer/Dryer
Casa Muul Ha from the lake
Spacious kitchen with kids eating counter.
Dining room with 6 comfy chairs looking into living area, door to big bedroom.
Main overly-large bathroom. All tile. Shower only.
Bedroom 2 with 2 new queen size beds.
New patio off of Yvon's studio where campfire and guitar get-togethers are held.
Another patio off the main house with large BBQ looking out on the lake.
Chickens and quails house. Fresh eggs everyday free.
Suspended bridge view in the back yard.
The rapids of Bacalr are fantastic.
The warm beautiful lake of the 7 colors.
2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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