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Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

2 bdrm, 1 bath in Chan Chemuyil, Perfectly located between Akumal & Tulum!

Explore the wonders of the Riviera Maya with this colorful, welcoming casa as your home base! Say goodbye to resort crowds, 'saving' beach chairs, long lines and organized group activities. The only bracelet you will wear is the one you make of shells collected after a day of seacombing.

Wake up with the sun or sleep in a little late- you're on Caribbean time! Immerse yourself in a truly authentic experience for the senses by visiting one of the many local restaurants serving delicious Yucatan dishes! Relax with a refreshing cocktail while cooling off in the private, large pool ( NOT a dipping pool, as with other rental homes in the neighborhood) while the kids splash and have a ball. Explore the enchanted world of the world-renown Meso American coral reef as you glide effortlessly on the surface of the Caribbean, swimming next to sea turtles, schools of fish and exotic coral formations. (Xcacel Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, is a short walk away). Climb the ruins and learn about historical Chichen Itza, the ancient Mayan-built civilization that still stands today. The possibilities are endless, and at the end of the day, retreat to your cheery, comfortable and relaxing home away from home. We've thought of everything you need to make your stay comfortable and stress free..All that's missing is YOU! Come and discover why everyone loves Casa de Risa!

Minimum 6 night stay


More Details

Mark and Rigina Monk
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Mark and Rigina Monk

We started traveling to the Caribbean in 2004, and quickly fell in love with the gorgeous water, beaches and warm sunshine. We live in Michigan and experience some pretty harsh winters, so we cherish every minute we get to spend in the sun! We are self-diagnosed beach bums, and adore the fact that there are literally over a dozen of the very best beaches in the Caribbean within a thirty minute drive of the casa! Depending on our mood, we can choose one for pampering, kayaking, snorkeling, sunning, name it! Plus, we have all the modern conveniences of home, so we never feel as if we are 'roughing it'. There are plenty of large grocery stores as well as small local fruit and vegetable stands. We love this area of Mexico, and think you will, too. We're pleased to share our well-appointed and comfy home and the Yucatan with you!

Mark and Rigina Monk purchased this house in 2008

Why Mark and Rigina Monk chose Chan Chemuyil

We purchased our lovely casa in 2008 after traveling all over the Caribbean in search of the best place for a vacation home. We landed in this charming little neighborhood and must say, the location cannot be beat! Chan Chemuyil is a short drive away from the most gorgeous white sand beaches we have ever seen! The nearby towns of Chemuyil, Akumal and Tulum all have their distinct charms, and this diversity is what brings us back, over and over. Less than ninety minutes to Playa del Carmen and Cancun, the larger city life is there to experience, with nightclubs, shopping, theatres and sightseeing, if you want to experience urban Mexicana. We hope that whatever you choose to do during your stay, you enjoy it as much as we and our neighbors do!

What makes this house unique

Casa de Risa is one of the few homes in the neighborhood with a swimming pool, and it is the largest. We have enlarged the kitchen significantly to allow for comfortable meal prep and of course, entertaining! The home is equipped with all of the comforts of home and is decorated to inspire relaxation and happiness. All of our furniture is handcrafted by local artisans and everything in our home was individually chosen to reflect the spirit of Life, Love and Laughter. Enjoy!


Chan Chemuyil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in upgraded tiled shower, excellent water pressure, Local hand-crafted tilework, counter space, plenty of fluffy towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds easily converted to 1 King. closet, dresser, nightstand
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double closets, mirrored vanity, nightstand, premium linens.
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom, new pillow-top mattress. Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twins with new pillow-top mattresses, can be made into a king. There is also a single cot with mattress, suitable for a child or young adult. There is a Pack n Play available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our wonderful Property Managers are happy to assist you. They are lifelong residents of the area and take great pride not only in our home, but in sharing the the very best that the Yucatan has to offer.


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(43 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews

Great jumping off point for Playa Del Carmen and Tulum.

  • 5 of 5

Has everything a person could think or need for a stay away from home. Well kept, secure and inviting. Beach supplies and kitchen items are all there. Our family of three found it perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adam! We’re so pleased that you enjoyed Casa de Risa. It really is in the perfect spot! Great to hear your vacation was a great success!
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Always a great stay at Casa de Risa

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying here with our kids and we loved it! The house has a fully equipped kitchen and lovely pool. We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet little casa

  • 4 of 5

Great spot in a quiet neighborhood. The house is comfy and suitable for two couples. Lots of room to stretch out-loved the roof patio and the pool. Cenotes in the hood very cool and turtle beach across the highway is beautiful and quiet. Disappointing that the bikes were not usable and there is no facility to at the least wash the floor for long stays like ours.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent House

  • 4 of 5

All the amenities, Bikes, chairs, pool floats, on and on. Very comfortable roomie casita. Always a place to find quite to read a book or a nap in the Hammock.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mexican Retreat in August

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Mexico for the past 10 years. We rented a car in Cancun and drove down. We had a delightful stay here in the heat of August. The "town" or development is made up of 3 streets off of the main highway. The police have a station on the first street and drive through each day making sure all is well. Each house is colorful and different with artistic flairs throughout the area. Their are several small cenotes in the surround where the people like to cool down in. The pool was our refuge as well as the beaches 5-10 mins drive away that have public access. The house is fully equipped (re: kitchen, even margarita and shot glasses -VERY important lol, washer,dryer and gear for the beach)and has a fantastic grill out back that my husband cooked on every night with a dunk in the pool in between courses! Air con and ceiling fans work! Iron gates have locks and the house is very secure. Upon arrival everything was spotless, welcoming and the couple that look after the place were friendly and available one street over if needed. Loved the roof top for morning coffee and evening drinks. We grocery shopped in Talum where we had some nights out and a special dinner on the full moon. The owners obviously love and care very much for their special place. Would come back here again , no problem!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed Casa de Risa! Thank you so much for the very kind review! We work very hard to make certain our guests have an experience that surpasses their expectations. We are thrilled to hear yours was fantastic!
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Home away from home, plus a gorgeous pool!

  • 5 of 5

Chan Chemuyil is a quaint, quiet little neighborhood. The house is the perfect size for a family of four. The pool is beautiful...the perfect end to most of our days. We all really enjoyed the outdoor shower. Excacel beach was amazing. We rented a car and were able to drive wherever we needed to. The location was perfect for our explorations.

We had two minor maintenance problems that were dealt with quickly. Both Elena and Patricio were very helpful and kind. The home is equipped with anything you might need.

We truly enjoyed this quiet, laid-back retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Leo's , La Palapa, both in the town of Chemuyil
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bahai Principe
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Leo's, La Palapa, Arrifice, Loncheria
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Xcacel Beach
Car: recommended

90 min. from the bustling city of Cancun, 45 min from the quaint but still metropolitan area of Playa del Carmen, 5 minutes from Akumal and 30 minutes from the sweet and funky town of Tulum, with its unbelievable beaches and laid-back vibe. Our casa is a short walk to a private, magnificent beach that is never crowded! Choose to make your vacation time totally relaxing or a fun-packed adventure- It's all possible at Casa de Risa! Our Management staff respects your privacy, but is available to you whenever you have a question or request. They are a lovely local couple who know the area very well and love to share their knowledge and pride in the Yucatan with our guests.

Families, couples, explorers, beachbums and divers/snorkerlers alike will find Casa de Risa to be the perfect location to enjoy the nearby sites:

Xcacel Beach - 1/3 mile, an easy walk, parking also available

Xel-Ha Lagoon - 1.5 miles

Akumal/ Half Moon Bay/ Yal-Ku Lagoon - 5 miles

The Jungle Place Monkey Preserve - 1.5 miles

Cenotes - several nearby

Hidden Woods Cenote Park - 1.5 miles

XCaret - 11 miles

XPlor! Adventure Park - 11 miles

Tulum - 9 miles

Playa del Carmen - 28 miles

Cozumel - 28 miles plus 30 minute ferry to Island




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 16.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Monthly rates are based on stays lasting 28-31 days, EXCLUDING Christmas and New Years weeks.



Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.