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Casa Caracola - Enchanting Beachfront Villa

Casa Caracola - Enchanting Beachfront Villa

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 21, 2014
Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

If you are looking for a private, relaxing vacation getaway,

Xcalak, Mexico could be the place for you. Xcalak is located on the

southern most tip of the Costa Maya and is in the last undeveloped

area of the Yucatan Coast. Whether you are interested in World Class

Diving on the nearby Chinchorro Banks (Banco Chinchorro),

Bonefishing on the flats of Chetumal Bay, great snorkeling right in front of our

Beach or just relaxing and enjoying the varied wildlife.... the area

offers a nature lovers delight. Casa Caracola is located on the Mexican

Caribbean 7.8 kilometers north of Xcalak Pueblo on the Costa Maya.

Situated 8 km north of Xcalak, Casa Caracola is a beachfront house with a lake at the back of it’s property. Its’ surroundings offer abundant marine life as well as wildlife. The house has a well decorated apartment on the upper level.

This upper unit apartment has a queen bedroom, a living room with a futon and a beautifully tiled bathroom. The screened palapa for dining (seats 6) also encompasses a fully equipped kitchen and of course has deck where you can sit and enjoy the panoramic view or sunbath.

A large master bedroom with it’s own personal bathroom and patio has been added to the apartment. It features a king size bed which can become 2 separate single beds and a single futon. Facing the sea, one accesses the beach patio by a slider and you can also enter the room via a spacious breezeway with futon.

On the roof you will find a great terrace with exceptional views.

Next to the house, there is an outside dining palapa with a gas B.B.Q., picnic tables and chairs. And do not forget the beach palapa with its’ friendly shade and lounge chairs.

Solar powered house with cistern water.

Check-In Time : 3:00 PM Check-Out Time : 10:00 AM

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks:: english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Gisele and Philippe

Thank you both for sharing your beautiful house with us. Casa Caracola & Xcalak proved to be exactly what we were looking for and more. While we regret not having the chance to meet Gisele, Philippe, Teo and his family were such gracious hosts! Thank you Philippe for the wonderful night snorkelling expedition. And thank you for sharing some wisdom of your passion for woodworking and creative endeavours, it certainly rubbed off a little. Thank you so much for helping this gringo get his daily fix of coconuts, that alone will bring me back. We’ll miss the views, the friends, the ocean, well … just about everything.

Thanks !
Aug 2014
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Casa Caracola - Enchanting Beachfront Villa
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7012054
Xcalak Quintana Roo
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
5

Fabulous Experience at Casa Caracola

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I spent 5 days in the upper unit at Casa Caracola in January 2010. We had an absolutely fabulous time. The views of the ocean from the palapa-style dining room and off the deck are spectacular. There were birds constantly present in the water, including terns, ibises, herons, and brown pelicans. The home was immaculately clean and well cared for by the on site caretakers, Gabriel and Martha, each day. The bed was very comfortable and the property had all of the amenities we could have wanted, including access to bikes and a wide variety of snorkel gear. The home is on a fabulous stretch of beach, and the snorkeling directly in front of the house was the best we tried in the Xcalak area. In addition to an incredible spectrum of colorful fish, we swam with a sea turtle, barracuda, rays, and even a nurse shark. Truly incredible. But perhaps best of all was getting to know the owners, Gisele and Philippe, who are two of the most wonderful people we have met in our travels. They took us snorkeling, answered all of our questions about the area, and bent over backwards to ensure that we had everything we needed and were enjoying our stay. They were an all-around pleasure.
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are not professionals in the rental business since we have bought the house in 2007 and have been renovating and decorating it. We are just happy to share it with our guests and also share our love of the sea and the Xcalak area.

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chetumal - 2 1/2 hours away by car at 202 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tierra Maya & Costa de Cocos at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Mahahual - Xcalak Highway at 11 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tierra Maya & Costa de Cocos at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : beachfront, right on the beach at 20 Metres

Snorkeling and kayaking in front of Casa Caracola is excellent.

You can kayak in the bay as well. Biking early in the

morning can reward you with wildlife encounters.

Note: Various snorkeling gear, kayaks and bikes are Free for guest

use.

Scuba Diving, Snorkeling Trips, Fishing Trips.

Boat Trips including Bird Island for bird watching and San Pedro,

Ambergris Cay, Belize

The house is located in a marine park. Upon arrival, please stop in at XTC Dive Centre to purchase your entry bracelet. XTC Dive Centre is found on the beach road to your left when leaving Xcalak.

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 12 2015
4 night minimum stay
$126
 
 
Low Season
Apr 13 2015 - Dec 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$93
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$273
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 19.0%

Rates based on 6 max occupancy.
Queen bedroom w Queen bed, Master bedroom w 2 single beds (or King) & single futon, Breezeway w single futon. 2 bathrooms.
Christmas Holidays: Dec. 21, 2015–January 3, 2016
$325/nite or $273.11/nite without 19% tax
High Season:January 5–April 13, 2015
$214.20/nite or $180/nite without 19% tax
Low Season:April 14–Dec 20, 2015
$190.40/nite or $160 without 19% tax

Special rates can be offered based on a double occupancy for the unit with the queen bedroom only (except for the Christmas Holidays).
Low Season
$110USD/ night ($92.44 USD without tax)
High Season
$150USD/night ($126.05 without tax)

Subject to change without notice.
Four nights min stay required for reservations.
Deposit is due within 7 days of booking in order to hold & confirm reservation.

Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Oceanfront
  • Village

Attractions

  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet, shower, Rainforest shower. 2 sinks.
  • Queen bathroom - toilet, shower, 1 sink
  • exterior shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen bedroom - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom - 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, The king bed can be separated to become 2 single beds.
  • In the Master bedroom, there is also a single futon. In the breezeway next to this bedroom, there is also another futon.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • * Amenities: * Caretakers on site * Maid Service 6 days/wk (except Sunday and Mexican public holidays) * Bottled purified drinking water * Towels and linens (please bring beach towels) * Blender, juicer, coffee pot and other kitchen items * Gas B.B.Q. * Beachfront palapa sunshade, lounge chairs * Satellite internet connection with Ethernet (please bring your computor) * Satellite Sky TV * 3 Kayaks – free use for guests * 2 Bikes – free use for guests * Various snorkelling gear – free use for guests * Safety deposit box in each bedroom * Ceiling ventilators * Rooftop lounging area and observatory * Beach side decks with chairs and tables * Outdoor shower
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