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New beautiful pool!! Perfectly located between Akumal and Tulum """

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooom, 1 Bath Sleep 4-6 Chemuyil

Welcome to Casa de la Playa! From the moment you step inside you'll feel the relaxed, laid back vibe of the beach! Although Casa de la Playa is not located right on the beach...the beautiful Xcacel beach is only 1/2 mile away. Xcacel is a beach lovers paradise with white sand, beautiful torquuoise blue water great for boogie boarding and a fresh water cenote! Everything you'll need for the beach is waiting for you at Casa de la Playa, coolers, beach chairs, umbrella, beach toys, boogie boards, skim board, and more - all you have to do is pack your cooler!

Casa de la Playa is located 1 hours south of Cancun, 30 minutes south or Playa del Carmen and 10 minutes north of Tulum. It's a perfect base for all your adventures around the Yucatan peninsula. Located close by is world class snorkeling on the Meso American Reef the second largest in the world, diving, deep sea fishing, fresh water cenotes, ancient ruins, many water/adventure parks, eating at wonderful restaurant and shopping!

Explore the local towns and experience the local food, culture and wonderful people.

At Casa de la Playa you can relax on the front patio overlooking the jungle in front to enjoy the morning café or afternoon cocktail in a hammock which is perfect to bird watching!

More Details

Kathryn Knedlhans
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Kathryn Knedlhans

I began traveling to the Riviera Maya several years before buying and knew this was the place I wanted to own a home and retire. The beautify of the water, land, culture and people is what kept me coming back year after year.

I love sharing my piece of paradise with family and friends and now you! If you have never traveled to this part of Mexico you will be back again!

Kathryn Knedlhans purchased this house in 2008

Why Kathryn Knedlhans chose Chan Chemuyil

I chose this area mainly because I'm a beach bum and love the water. I can sit for hours watching the beautiful turquoise blue water wave after wave! There are so many adventures to experience while in the area depending on whether you enjoy land or sea there is something for everyone.

I love the community of Chan Chemuyil with the vibrate colors of the casas, the two cenotes and most of all the people who live and vacation here. You will quickly feel part of the community, so always have some extra coffee or beer around!!

What makes this house unique

Casa de la Playa is completely furnished with Mexican handcrafted furniture. Both bedrooms have queen pillow-top mattresses along with an additional queen inflatable mattress. There are hammock hooks in the living room (great for watching movies) and on the front patio. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need. There is a 27' TV, DVD player with about 100 movies, Bluetooth/wireless speaker, a reading library, and various games and Wifi.


Chan Chemuyil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both have queen bed, additional queen inflatable mattress and hammock in living room. Inflatable toddler bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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New beautiful pool!! Perfectly located between Akumal and Tulum
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada

Lovely little house in a cool area

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this home. We had everything that we needed and easy access to the Colectivo and therefore could easily get to Tulum or Akumal. To get from Chan Chemuyil to Chemuyil it was a really neat walk past a cenote through the jungle. The birds in the jungle were amazing. We enjoyed Karaoke night on several Mondays at La Palapa and Leo's Pizza had really good food as well. Also there is a new seafood restaurant in Chemuyil that we enjoyed a couple of times. The kitchen was well appointed and there was everything that we needed to make good meals when we ate in. The bed was comfy and we enjoyed the back patio and pool very much. We made our lunch and enjoyed Xcacel Beach on several days. I would definitely recommend this lovely little home to friends and family! Oh and the Wifi worked great too!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet house in a quiet neighborhood. Restaurants, groceries and cenote very close by.

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of four! (We have two boys 13 and 10) We were delighted to find a cenote half a block from the house where we spent time with locals. Our kids also loved the small pool in the back. The kitchen has everything you need to make your own meals if you wish. You can easily walk to the village of Chemuyil for dinner. Minor things that are good to know: there is road noise from the highway but you look into the jungle and hear the birds from the front porch, and being supplied only one towel per person for a ten day stay. You will need to plan to do laundry (not available at the house) or bring additional towels.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, good location, everything we could possibly want available!

Plus the new pool was perfect for my 8 year old and morning swims/soaks.

Easy walk to the local cenote and beach, and village for dinners. Easy drive to everything else.

Perfect place for families!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in our community! I'm happy that your son was able to enjoy the pool!! Thank you!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This house has all the necessary items for a week's stay in a fantastic location in walking distance of a nice little town, fantastic beach and two fun cenotes. The boogie boards, plenty of towels, bug spray, coolers, and all the needed kitchen appliances and items were greatly appreciated. There was even a sewing kit that my husband used to sew a button on his shorts. Great spot and nice owner!

The location is perfect for a quick trip into Tulum or many nearby attractions. The town Chemuyil has great local food and there are fancier restaurants within a couple minutes drive. The area feels very safe with friendly police at the end of the street and the neighborhood itself is fairly quiet and relaxed.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pacific NW

Great location and price

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location for the types of things we wanted to do - snorkel, explore Mayan ruins, walk to/on the beach and in the neighborhood/village. The price was also very reasonable. The house was clean and stocked with most of what we needed. Kathryn, the owner, was very responsive to our questions and concerns via phone and email - both before, during, and after our stay.

The collectivo/bus stop is only a few blocks away for those who don't have a car. The neighbors are friendly. There are two cenotes for swimming in fresh water in the neighborhood. Xcacel beach and cenote is an easy half-mile walk from the neighborhood (across a divided highway).

Be sure to clarify what items you'll need to bring with you - for example, we were glad we had bar soap with us for the shower as none was provided. Those who are sensitive to noise will want to bring ear plugs, because loud music and sporting events from the neighboring village are sometimes heard late at night (until midnight or 1 am twice during our 10-night stay). Also, the next-door neighbors often talk loudly on their front patio (which can be heard inside this house) by 6:30 am and until late in the evening and they smoke there so we didn't use the front patio much.

Overall, we very much enjoyed our time here. Thanks, Kathryn!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable Stay - Love Chan Chemuyil

  • 5 of 5

As Innkeeper's in real life, we usually seek out off the beaten path, private homes when vacationing in new areas. The Mayan Riviera had been on our radar for quite some time, and having an old professional colleague that owns in the community of Chan Chemuyil, we contacted him for recommendations of neighbors who might be renting and have vacancies this past Christmas/New Year's holiday. Thus our introduction to this property's owner, Kathi K.

From our initial inquiry, through our stay, departure and booking again for next Christmas, Kathi has been prompt and extremely helpful in her replies, exceptionally accommodating and importantly accurately represented her property in this tropical paradise. In short, she was a delight to work with and has easily captured our repeat business.

The house itself is colorful, well-maintained and extremely comfortable. Located on one of the neighborhood's perimeter blocks, it faces the jungle and is just steps from the neighborhood cenote, perfect for a quick morning dip or late afternoon refresher. The overall appointments, while modest, were all in proper working order and allowed us the benefit of preparing our meals in and dining in the comfort of our own space. The bedrooms, each with queen beds, were comfortable and included linens. Water pressure and continuous, on-demand hot water exceeded expectations. While we just used the ceiling fans, there are a/c units in each room for warmer weather. The front patio and enclosed rear courtyard were great for reading, eating and playing games outdoors.

The benefits of renting in Chan Chemuyil are boundless. The "community" beach at Xcacel, just across Hwy 307 is idyllic and has opportunities to both snorkel and body surf. Uncrowded and inexpensive to access, with admission fees going to support the beach as a turtle preserve, this was part of our daily routine while in CC. There are also numerous cenotes nearby, pretty much all charging admission. We got around primarily using the colectivos and found this to be affordable and easy to use. Collectivos easily got us to dinners out in Akumal, public beaches just south of the ruins at Tulum, and grocery shopping either in Tulum or Playa de Carmen. We did rent a car for our final few days to travel further afield (Coba, Chitchen Itza, Muyil) and for our return trip to the airport.

Anyway, can't say enough about our experience and can only stress how big a part of that this rental was. Thanks Kathi!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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