House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)
About Leah Schryver
Canada is COLD! and Alberta winters are FREEZING! That was one of the determining factors in deciding to purchase our vacation home in Chan Chemuyil. We LOVE to travel and we LOVE the Mayan Riviera. The beaches are spectacular, the people friendly, the culture amazing and what a better place to go to relax and get away from it all. We are the Schryvers from Radway, Alberta, Canada. My husband owns his own painting company and I am in the teaching profession so that has enabled us to travel quite frequently. We have two boys ages 8 and 5 that we hope to give as many cultural experiences throughout their lifetime as possible. We have made this Casa our 'Home Away From Home'....and invite you to enjoy the place that we love. This house is well equipped to handle families with young children.
Leah Schryver purchased this House in 2010
Why Leah Schryver chose Chan Chemuyil
We were in awe with Chan Chemuyil after visiting for 10 days back in 2008. After taking a few more trips to Quintana Roo we decided to take the plunge and purchase in this region. It has been one of the best 'crazy' decisions we've made. Everytime we travel we go on a new adventure. To us a vacation means relaxing so if it takes us 10 years to explore the whole region, so be it! You will definately want to return after experiencing the comfort and beauty of Casa Calida.
What makes this House unique
When we purchased this Casa it was very much in need of upgrades. It was our first 'New Home' and it was very exciting to pick out, design and purchase everything that we wanted for it. From picking out the towels and bedding to designing the furniture, we wanted it to feel like home. We wanted it to be inviting and comfortable and that's exactly what it is. We spend hours in the backyard with the music playing, enjoying the pool and cooking on the BBQ. With travelling with our young sons, we have everything that they'll need. Playpen, bathtub, water toys, cartoons, books, games. This is why I think our home will be appealing to families.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay at the casa!
Stayed here for a family vacation in Apr 2019. Perfect spot for the four of us with two little kids... twin beds in the 2nd bedroom, plenty of toys and children's movies, private back patio, and fantastic pool. We were glad that we had a rental car as the location is a little isolated from the beach and the town of Chemuyil. But, that worked out great for us. It was an excellent base for exploring the Rivieria Maya between Akumal and Tulum. Chemuyil, a short 5 min drive away, has good restaurants and a little grocery store. The kitchen is fully stocked and there is every kind of beach toy/accessory that you could want. The property managers are right next door, and the owners are very helpful.
Beautifully kept house. Perfect in every way. We hope to return.
Loved everything about Casa Calida! Priced right and located in a delightful development just off the highway and a beautiful beach. Central between the hustle and bustle of Playa Del Carmen and Tulum and close to quiet
little Chemuyil Puebla for shops and restaurants. The Casa had everything needed in the kitchen and to just relax in the patio by the pool or use of the bbq. Jose and Carmen were right next door to provide any assistance needed as well as guidance of where to go and things to see. Great weather, away from a unusually bad west coast of British Columbia winter, a great holiday get-a-way. Thank you Leah and Jason.
Larry and Vicki Honeybourne
Clean & cozy home in a quiet safe neighborhood with everything needed for beach & cenote adventures!
Park right in front of this sweet 2-1 house in a safe little neighborhood and enjoy the front and back courtyards with an outdoor shower and pool! Lots of hooks for drying, sun for morning coffee, and lots of privacy. You’ll want to have a car and load up supplies which are generously shared by Leah. We had everything we needed and wanted. Our property managers next door were helpful but not too much! Offered us a fresh coconut and sent us to a few sweet spots we would not have known about otherwise. The neighbors were friendly. The have their own little cenote. You need to drive over to Tulum Or Chemuyil to get stuff - no store in the hood. But really it was super convenient. We slept comfortably and had plenty of linens. The AC worked and fans and windows were effective. We went all over from this home base and felt truly at home without all of the bus noises, stinky traffic, over the top tourist bs, and vendor pushiness that you find in bigger towns. WiFi worked!! If you enjoy traveling independently and charting your own course, you’ll find this home is a great place to start and end your days. Many thanks for sharing your home with us Leah!
Rebekah, we are so glad that you were able to enjoy our little piece of paradise and that you were able to explore the surround area of Chan Chemuyil! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for others to read!
My wife and I just returned from a 12-day stay at Casa Calida and have only positive things to say. Chan Chemuyil and neighboring Chemuyil are a perfect base from which to explore the lovely Akumal / Tulum area. The house is as well or better equipped than anywhere we've ever stayed in many years of renting, including lots of beach equipment to choose from. The house is compact but perfect for two couples or a small family. It's a few minutes from the beaches and restaurants of Akumal and the rest of the Riviera Maya, but in a quiet and more authentic world of it's own. Tulum, with the Mayan ruins and the funky town are a short drive down the highway. We like to explore a lot, but we were also comfortable spending days relaxing and enjoying the house's dipping pool and back patio area, which gets good sun most of the day.
There are many choices of great beaches nearby, including the Xcaret Turtle Sanctuary just across the highway. We liked the beach at Caleta Tankah down near Tulum because it has a roped-off area that made us feel safer when the surf was high. They charged 150 pesos/person for the day, but you could then use their beach chairs, restaurant, and other services.
We enjoyed the local Chemuyil restaurants like La Palapa and Leo's Pizza and also tried many in Akumal. We even got to watch the Villanova-Michigan game at Turtle Bay in Akumal.
We took advantage of the house's extensive movie library one night and found a movie we hadn't watched. The internet was fine for our needs and allowed me to get a little unfinished work done the first few days we were there and also stream a little TV, although it took some fooling with a VPN to make that work, since some content is only available in the US. Casa Calida's owner Leah was helpful and very quick to respond to our questions. The local managers Jose & Carmen were very helpful and kind. Jose gave us many good suggestions for places to eat and beaches. All in all we had a wonderful stay and would recommend Casa Calida whole-heartedly.
Fred, thank you for sharing your thoughts on your stay at Casa Calida. We are happy we were able to share our Casa with you and that you found it an enjoyable place to spend your vacation!
Lovely home with all the details!
The owners have thought of everything to make your stay the best. Kitchen is fully-loaded with all utensils, SHARP knives, a citrus squeezer for your Margaritas, storage containers for left-overs, and even some condiments and a full bar! The bed is heavenly- pillow top with nice sheets and great pillows. There is a VCR player and a great selection of movies. Very cute, beachy decor. The best part was the back yard patio. A perfect pool, lounge chairs(unusual in this town...), outdoor dining , and a Weber gas grill. All very nicely done and very private. This house is bit more expensive than many rentals in town, but you get what you pay for!
Located only 10 minutes from the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum and 40 minutes from Coba. Akumal is a short 5 minute drive where one can snorkel with Turtles. Casa Calida is located near the town of Chemuyil. Here you will find local restaurants and convenience stores if you need anything.