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"This house is wonderfully designed and very comfortable. It is located at one of the better beaches and conveniently close to the crossroad to the "fast road" to and from town. It runs off the grid but is state of the art so one would hardly notice.
Nice beds are hard to find in Mexico and here is where you will find one. Another rarity down here are the good quality pots and pans that accompany this well equipped kitchen. All of the rooms are nicely appointed and comfortable. The caretaker is almost invisible unless you need him!
The view from the master bedroom and just about every other room is stunning! We particularly enjoyed the palapa out front.
As far as pros and cons go, the only negative we had was that there was only one hammock downstairs. I am here to tell you that the deck off of the master bedroom is begging to have 2 hammocks!...pretty minor,eh?
If staying in a luxurious house on a secluded beach is your idea of a great time then this is the spot for you!"
Guest: Susan D.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 27, 2015
"To preface this review I think it's important that the reader understand that we were in Mahahual at Casa Maria for 30 days during the worst seaweed (sargasso) invasion in at least 40 years. We were able to find ways to entertain ourselves and have a great time but I would not recommend anywhere in the Caribbean while the seaweed invasion is happening.
First off the house:
Casa Maria is absolutely stunning. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds exceptionally comfortable. 2 of the bathrooms are also quite large and very well equipped. My mother in law was raving about the decor her entire stay. It was very nice having purified water and ice from the fridge. The screen room was so nice for eating and playing games! Also the internet was very fast and Netflix worked which was unexpected!
We worked primarily with Suzanne who was wonderful. She provided us with pictures of the beach and lots of useful information. Upon our arrival and finding massive amounts of seaweed on the beach she was very helpful in providing us with options and putting us in contact with people for activities outside of the water.
Cladio is a great asset to Casa Maria. He speaks good english and was consistently checking with us. What we learned with Cladio is you need to ask him or it probably won't get done. Just ask! Cladio also kept us stocked with fresh coconuts which we kept in the fridge and were delicious!
Casa Maria is quite remote. It took us 4:30 minutes to drive from the airport in Cancun to Casa Maria stopping only for gas. From Casa Maria to the town of Mahahual is apprx 25 minutes depending on the condition of the beach road. The stars from the rooftop deck were unbelievable. And most importantly Casa Maria is relatively affordable.
This is a tough one for us. We rarely went outside during our time at Casa Maria. We found that the beaches in the town of Mahahual were having the seaweed removed with heavy machinery and were much cleaner. Claudio tried to rake the seaweed a few times but it always came back. The landscaping around Casa Maria is beautiful. The sand is the softest and whitest of any beach I have found in Mexico. We snorkeled several times from "The Point" which is a short drive up the road. We saw turtles on the beach! Sadly there is a lot of garbage on the beach in both directions from Casa Maria.
Overall I really want to come back when conditions have improved."
Guest: WYGlobetrotter Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 19, 2015
"Overall we really loved this house and how secluded it was from the tourists of Mexico. Others have commented a lot on how beautiful the beach and house are and we all felt the same way. The house is probably most comfortable with 6 or less (we were 5). It is a beautifully designed building with large open bedrooms and great outdoor spaces. The palapa, hammocks and upstairs deck were our favorite hangout spots. The caretaker, Avila, that lives on the property was sweet and friendly (speaking spanish was a must) and even brought us coconuts to sip on the beach. Susan was very thoughtful and hooked us up with local organic eggs (from KM 5 farm stand discussed in the rental packet). She also also gave good recommendations on where to buy food, which sites to visit and roughly how long it takes to get places which proved useful. Because of the reef, the ocean had almost no chop, was extremely shallow out to 100 ft and would be safe for swimmers of any age. This also means that there was a lot of seaweed that naturally washes up and the water can be murkier in some spots. We had a little problem with the solar batteries but the caretakers and Susan handled the problem so we were never really without power. Mahahual is a cute town with a board walk and is really only busy when the cruise boats are in town. This location is perfect if you want to get out of tourist locations but be prepared for longer drives to site-seeing destinations. We wanted a place to relax for the week (ex: one of us was studying for the bar) and this quiet location was perfect for the seclusion we wanted."
Guest: Sarah P.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 25, 2015