Sweet House on the Sand!!! Your Piece of the Beach. Great Rate!(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Unique private home directly on the beach.
SOME weekends, booked within 30 days of your arrival we MAY be able to offer you a "weekends only" rate. Arrive on a Friday and leave any time you want to on Sunday. Big Restrictions Apply but if we can make it work you can linger on a sunday for one flat rate.
Scroll ll to the big photos on the bottom of the page to really see the house! Read this description and learn a lot about the house!
Please Be adventurous and enjoy new places and things if you want to visit Casita Dragonfly. It's a wonderful house, but we know it's not for everyone!. The people who love it come back year after year!
In Late 2014 there was a large influx of Sargasso-a type of seaweed) on the beaches of Mahahual (and most beaches on the East side of Mexico and up to Texas) It is now gone on a daily basis in most areas including our beach. However, there is no way for we mere mortals to control this or predict if it might come back.'
So for now we can promise you the sweet house, we just cannot promise you the pristine beach pictured . We do our best to keep up but there are may be a few days here (or every day--which would be a fluke) we cannot predict if or when , or if it will be futile to clean up (it weighs tons)
You will not find a better deal on a private home on the beach during the spring/summer. This is the perfect house for some people and the wrong house for others. If you are unsure, we will send you a questionnaire and we can decide together!
Casita Dragonfly is one of the few affordable single-family homes for rent in the Mahahual area.
11 kilometers south of Mahahual central (about 6 miles on an often bumpy often charming beach road) , you find Casita Dragonfly. Our sweet casita Offering two bedrooms with Queen Bed with additional fold out Futon that doubles as a great couch, Upstairs. A Queen Bed Downstairs and two bathrooms on a property that you will enjoy all to yourself. This is not a resort, or a duplex or a complex. It’s your very own beachfront slice of the Mexican caribe! Please ask us for tons of photos of the house, beach and area! Ask for google map location! Ask us anything!
Air Conditioning? no
French Press? yes (well tell you how to make coffee)
A keurig coffee maker? no.
Only one house next door, with caretakers house in between, plus one house a few lots to the north this is a peaceful parcel of paradise, which will not only serve a family of up to four, but is a perfect romantic getaway for two.
Downstairs you find a living room, dining room, bedroom and spacious kitchen plus immediate access to the large shaded beachfront Palapa porch with seating for dining for 4, and loungers for six--on beach or palapa plus hammock in the shade and the almost constant breeze and the sands of the Costa Maya.
Upstairs, accessed by an exterior staircase is a cozy breezy unique master bedroom with a spectacular view on three sides plus a roomy ocean view terrace with outdoor sunbed and small complete bathroom plus attached screened palapa with hanging bed for day dreaming, reading or just lounging. The bathroom is your own private bathroom of course, but the sectional does not go all the way to the sloped ceiling.
Experience sunrise with a cup of French press coffee, (as the house sustains itself with SOLAR POWER ONLY electric coffee makers, microwaves, toaster, toaster ovens or any heat producing electronics are prohibited in the home--please do not bring your own..even hair dryers are expressly forbidden)The ocean breeze will dry your hair and-using high wattage items will leave you with no power and us with a very expensive solar system to replace.
Bring your lap top/tablet/phone to stay in touch with the world, if you'd like, through our private and included internet .
No problems charging computers, phones, cameras etc. Got that? Yes, you can charge your computers, phones etc.
Yes, you will have power at night.
The reef protected waters offer a SPECTACULAR snorkeling experience out to the reef on our four kayaks. Although the water in front of the Casita is usually nice enough to float in and cool off in you will possibly this year find sargasso along the way--- a healthy part (but quite annoying to swimmers and beach walkers ) of the reef system. most often though, its easy to swim or kayak over but it's not pretty
We suggest bringing your own snorkel gear for a perfect fit.
Standing Fans, Bedfans, and an almost constant ocean breeze keep you more than comfortable on all but the hottest of days. If you are sensitive to the tropical heat and humidity we do NOT recommend our home, as we are almost at one with nature, with no means to supply air conditioning if the wind stops. It's rare, but it does happen and we cannot predict when. All windows and doors are screened (but you have to remember to keep the the screens closed!!! ) negating the need for mosquito nets in the evening, but we offer them as they offer an extra layer of protection and they are so pretty!
If you find you are warm outside, enjoy our outdoor shower, cool and refreshing! Please though, do remember to help us conserve water, one of our most precious commodities. Conserve, conserve conserve!!!!
Six miles to Mahahual via either the beach road which can be bumpy or the very close access 'new' road which is pretty boring you will find restaurants, tiendas, wonderful beachside palapas for a fabulous breakfast, lunch, dinner or refrescas. We are happy to give recommendations. Mahahual and her people are friendly, helpful and geared towards you having an unforgettable vacation.
So are we.
This is really not a party house--it needs to rest over night too! We have few neighbors, but sound does travel and we hope that you would respect other families and other's vacations, and although we have plenty of solar power the system can be ruined by leaving everything on all night. So sleep! Sleeep!! Nothing like falling asleep to the sounds of the waves and winds. And waking up to the amazing birds on property!
If you are sensitive to the heat/humidity or live for loud late nights, party scenes and pampered luxury, this is NOT the house! Maybe not the town for you. Although we have a bustling music scene in the winter and spring and GREAT restaurants at a fraction of what you will pay up north!
We are unpretentious, but with everything you need for a short or long getaway! The longer you stay the more acclimated you get!
Perfect for those looking for clean comfy creature comforts, but off the beaten path!
Adventurers Welcome! We always have a clean and well equipped house, but we cannot control the weather nor the tides or new influx of sargasso. Since our lovely caretakers speak no english (because they are in mexico) if you speak no spanish, please know that signing and pointing and showing is a much better way to communicate than shouting. Mexican people in the service industry are there because of their good nature and eagerness to make you happy, they will be horrified if you yell at them. Please don't.
Those who do not fear Blue Crabs, beach crabs, dogs, and Iguanas and DO remember to use insect repellent, who DONT ignore my recommendations almost always have an wonderful nacation!
Please see our guest comments---which speak for themselves!
Please know the summer months (low season) are best for the ADVENTUROUS seasoned traveler only. Write for details. Not recommended for children or the elderly or infirm or the weak or whiney :) in the hotter more humid summer months. However the ocean is warmer and that's a nice trade off.
Taxes included. As Low as 100.00 USD per night for last minute bookings made within 30 days for two people.. Restrictions apply.
Even One or two people at discounted rates have access to the entire house, Nothing is ever closed off to guests. You always have the house to yourself.
Every bed, every lounger, every hammock, every sunrise, every moonrise--all yours!
Also, if you don't like dogs or cats or kids--well, two dogs are on property with caretaker next door along with one cat, and one adorable child.
Ahhh, I wish I was there right now.
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Member since: 2005
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Considered:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Home runs beautifully on solar power, we provide a French Press for your morning coffee and have added an outdoor shower to cool off under, 25 meters of beach front is all yours, One house is next door with security. If you have a cell phone with international plans and internet capability you may be able to use it.We offer two kayaks with paddles and leashes for your use! Great place to Kayak to the reef which is INCREDIBLE (no life jackets supplied, please use your best descretion) Security features on windows mean you an sleep with the windows open for fantastic breezes. We have fast Internet but isnt it a good time to step away from the internet for a while? Guests supply their own soap, kitchen soap for dishes, detergent if needed AND papergoods, please pick up toilet paper and papertowels for you stay. Although we have plenty here you picking some up is a good plan ...moreless
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Room
- Seating for 4 people
- Broadband Access:
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
We have a VERY small semi automatic washer (you must fill and drain manually) works great for bathing suits and light items. Not towels, not long pants nothing heavy. Please bring detergent to use....moreless
If your phone is equipped with wi-fi capacity or if you have a lap top wi-fi card, the reception on the beach and upstairs is ok to fair Plans purchased outside of Mexico can cost a fortune to use in Mexico, please contact your local provider for the astronomical detail on web browsing using your phone...moreless
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
from measuring spoons and cups, a french press for coffee, a blender--utensils, pots, pans and matching dishware will easily serve six...probably more! No toasters, toaster ovens, microwaves--these draw too much power and would destroy our solar power. Please ask if you need to learn how to make great coffee with our french press!...moreless
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Deck / Patio:
See photo...It's rare that you won't catch a beautiful ocean breeze here both day and night, you may never want to leave the Hammock even to sleep.... High Palapa roof. A favorite place to hang out....moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 24 - Jul 29, 2017
5 night min stay
Aug 1 - Nov 17, 2017
5 night min stay
Nov 18 - Dec 21, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay
Jan 7 - Apr 7, 2018
5 night min stay
Apr 8 - Jul 28, 2018
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Pet Fee $10
- Security & laundry $200
You know yourself. If you want total perfection i and perfect weather you may be happier in a hotel room with a/c andhousekeeping every day at one of Mahahual's hotels. At Casita Dragonfly you are on your own (with some help from our caretakers) You need to bring your own necessities and we will provide a clean and sweet house, however understand that we can't control the weather or the tides.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Some Mahahual Dive Shops offer access to the Chinchorro banks. Snorkeling tours can also be arranged and more info provided at booking. The ruins in this part of the state are stunning and more off the beaten path than those up north, such as Chichen Itza and Tulum, these beautiful ruins, within a few hours drive, you often have all to your self, we are happy to provide directions and recommendations, our one guideline, never drive at night
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We fell in love with Mahahual within 5 minutes of discovering it. 3 months later we found this home and it became ours! That was 2007 and we still feel the same way. It's not for everyone, but there is something magical about Mahahual. If you are and adventurer at heart or life (or just need a quiet place to read a book) this might be the place for you
Why the Owner Chose Mahahual, Quintana Roo, Mexico:
We were looking for an area almost untouched by man, so far this is the place. the last truly unincorporated but accessible area on the East Side of the Yucatan. Yes there is a town, but it's 6 miles away. There you can get almost everything you need for a vacation (except electronics) but at the house, you are on your own little piece of paradise. Powered by the sun, quenched by the rain, you decide what you want to do or not. We bought this house for ourselves, simple, sweet and right on the sand. We bought because it's not Cancun, it's not Puerto Vallerta, it's not Cabo. We've been to all and were taken in by Mahahual immediately. Quiet. Just you and nature.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The best of Mexico's tropical climate and ambiance, but with nice comfy bedding! If you've stayed in Mexico a lot, you know how this is appreciated!! You'll see few people if you choose. You'll be awakened by the sunrise and you won't mind. If you do, bring an eyemask! Sunrises are beautiful, the ocean breezes which are usually plentiful will be your best friend. The palapa porch, unique to the area ..in addition to a sunbed and screened lounging patio room upstairs with a hanging bed!
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Casita Dragonfly On the Sand of Mahahual. All yours! 2 beds 6 chairs 4 kayaks!
2 locally made loungers with cushions. 4 others are woven and pictured in galler
French Doors for easy access to and from the Beach and large shaded Palapa porch
Kitchen w/ plenty of dinner and glassware &more! French press, blender, spices.
Amazing upstairs bedroom with queen bed and unbelievable breezes and view!
Upstairs with queen bed, and double futon for sitting or extra sleeping area
Panorama pic shows screened porch with hanging bed and patio from master bedroom
Sunbed set up outside master bedoom on 2nd floor patio. Look at that view!
Hang around on the hanging bed inside screen porch or lounge on outside sunbed!
shelving and storage for your vacation essentials! Books, towels, sarongs!
Downstairs bathroom. Hot and cold water sink and shower
Tempting but don't touch the squid!
your huge palapa porch 2 of 6 beach chairs pictured and dining for 4
Colorful comfy living room. sink right in! Enjoy the view and breezes!
From the couch, Dining on the left, entry to bedroom on the left. Open Kitchen.
Extra kitchen storage. Stay as long as you'd like!
Master Bedroom Morning View! This pretty! Worth the 2nd picture (auto candles
Hanging bed in screened porch. Put your coffee and book on the wooden paddle!!
Upstairs bath. Hot and cold shower, sink is cold water only. Everything you need.
Screened room off master bedroom upstairs. Hanging bed for breeze views, lounge
Downstairs Bedroom with screened wall for great breezes at night! Queen Bed.
Downstairs Bed w/attached full bath, queen sized comfy bed &room for your stuff
View from Patio connected to upstairs bedroom. Amazing sunrises!
Lovely clouds, lit by the setting sun seem to put on a show nightly.
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017
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