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Sin Duda Villas: Imaginative, intimate beachside "inn" in Xcalak

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vacation rental description

   Sin Duda Villas is an intimate little hotel with combinations of fun art, comfy rooms and good architecture.  Constructed 12 years ago by its architect-owner, who lives on-site, you'll be welcomed into a tropical lifestyle at beachside with white sand, bright colors, Mayan simplicity of form, and a bit of whimsy tossed in here and there.

  Think "green:" we're energized by 24 hr solar power, collecting our fresh-water in underground cisterns for showers, bathrooms, laundry and washing dishes, and using an environmentally correct closed septic system.

  Located at the end-of-the-road, a 5-hour drive beyond Cancun and other large hotels--you'll find Sin Duda is an idyllic and remarkable little hideaway skillfully designed with comfort and relaxation intended for our adventurous friends and guests, many of whom return each year. 

   Rooms feature  Cozy beds: Queen, double + single trundle and one king, hand-carved furniture, manipulated & original art-- each unit with balcony, deck or private patio.   Mixed, bright cotton linens, fragrant with fresh sunshine, beach towels, daily housekeeping, exquisite fresh-ground coffee with home-made breakfast.

  Three standard Double Rooms (#2/#4/#5) with full kitchen, the Maya Cocina an appealing great room, patterned after a traditional Mayan home with vaulted ceiling and carved ceremonial poles for cooking, dining and reading; also serving as our main library (+1500 books), with wicker furniture, and gifts from a Mayan elder, you'll feel very welcomed, well fed, and well read.
  Two Apartments fronting the beach accommodate families or groups of 4 to 5 in a stunning setting. 
  Studio Apartment Selva & Casita Baja set in the jungle serve our artist or honeymooning guests. 

  Capacity: Being small and intimate, 2 or 3 families can fill our 6 rooms, planning ahead is suggested because of our repeat guests.

  Swimming & snorkeling are amazing and just outside the door of your room--put on your fins and masks less than 100 feet from our white-sand beach to myriad coral heads. We're now a designated Marine Park so the giant aquarium created by our protected reef is teeming with fish. 

  World class diving at one of three local dive shops. Birding is extraordinary, beneath the mangroves in hidden river channels accessible from a path behind Sin Duda.  Flyfish the flats of Chetumal Bay; Adventure at Mayan ruins within two hours' drive, spend an island day in Belize.  At night, sit in front of a beach fire, climb to one of our soaring rooftop decks to find wondrous views of the constellations with Robert as a learned lecturer; or go night snorkeling to see a different world in the sea. 

  We're family and pet-friendly, with references galore and an informative website of delightt. Without doubt, we hope you're among those special souls, the adventurous few who become part of the compelling magic of our Sin Duda Villas

hotel rental amenities

- Phone for emergenciesl. Marine Radio for contacting restaurants; no cell phone signal.
- Wi-Fi (you're on vacation!) access in our Living Room, please ask; also access to Internet at 2 locations in the village, 5 miles distant.
- Extensive Library 1500+ volumes, books in every room.
- Two soaring rooftop decks and a specially-designed birdwatching platform.
- Lake access for guests only, for birding or adventure kayaking, no swimming in lake.
- Ceiling fans, beach breezes.
- Five (5) Refrigerators, 3 Ensuite Kitchens
- Stunning Mayan Style Kitchen & Family Room
- Food Staples in all kitchens: Rice/beans/yogurt/milk/salt/pepper/some spices. Accoutrements, such as Tinfoil, Papertowels, French Coffee Presses, Carafes, Utensils, Plates, Cups, Glasses, Plastic Wrap, Juice Squeezers, Blender.
- Hearty homemade breakfast, fresh ground daily coffee.
- 24 hour solar electricity
- 24 hour hot water
- Art objects tucked in for surprises.
- Grocery Truck 2-4 times weekly with fresh food delivery to our door:
Fruits, Vegetables, Meats, Cheese, Juices -- everything.
- Daily housekeeping; Fresh Linens every 4th morning; Laundry by
- Restaurants in close proximity offering Fresh Seafood, Vegetarian & Yucatecan fare
- BBQ on beach fireplace/grill.
- Outside freshwater Beach Shower
- On-site Secure Parking
- Beach Furniture, Lounges under Shady Palapas; Palm-shrouded Hammocks.
- Those famous "Margo-ritas"
- Equipment for our guests' use: Snorkels, fins, skins, floats, Kayaks and Bicycles
- Village Medical Clinic
- Diving: Three (3) Dive Operations: PADI--offering Resort Courses, Open Water Certifications, to be arranged
- Horseshoe pit, rousing excitement
- Flyfishing & Sportfishing with full-day or half-day guides-to be arranged
- All No Smoking Rooms, though tolerated outside with polite restrictions.
- Well-behaved children welcomed! but with necessary restriction on age to be arranged and discussed, due to our intimate design.
- Polite pets allowed.

activities and attractions in Xcalak Yucatan

~At our beach: Scuba / Fly-fishing / Swimming / Snorkeling / Kayaks /
Kayak River Trips / Horseshoe court /Bird watching / Cycling / Hiking /
Lake Fishing / Games/ Reading
~Birds, fish and animals populate the beach, jungle and large salt
water lagoon immediately inland from Sin Duda. Walk near the jungle
along the shore. Hush, you may see hermit and blue land crabs, black
foxes, butterflies, noisy chachalacas, hummingbirds, tapir, antbear,
jaguar, peccari, flocks of green parrots, fox, egrets, pelicans and
heron 2 meters tall.
~Area DayTrips within 2-3 hours:
Imagine yourself at the foot of an ancient pyramids jutting
through sylvan "Forests of the Kings:"
- Kohunlich Archeologica, pastoral selva Masks of the Sun God.
- Dzibanche, five miles from Kohunlich, visit the newly-excavated
- Calakmul Biosphere, within 60 miles, begins the ancient heart of
Maya culture at Calakmul; we can arrange for lodging for you.
- Belize: Just across the border from our state's capital city of
Chetumal, visit excellent sites in the dense jungles of Belize:
Lamanai -- Altun Ha.
~Boating Daytrips:
- Chinchorro Banks-- 90 minutes off the coast nearly in front of Sin
Duda Villas. This is the largest coral atoll in Mexico; a necklace
of coral enclosing 240 square miles of shallow -to- 40 feet depth; near
Chinchorro's main atoll are dozens of premier dive sites and 600-foot
- Belize to Hol Chan Preserve, swim with magnificent fish.
- In magnificent Bahia de Chetumal, visit Bird Island, picnic lunch
and snorkeling.

vacation rental rates

Per night, Double standard room with kitchen (dbl or single) - #2 Patio,
#4 Ocean, #5 Laguna
: Seasons- High $84 / Low $75 / Holidays $90 --
w/o 12% tax included
Per night, Two large apartments each with 2 sleeping spaces (dbl or single)
#7 Bailando, #8 Querencia: Seasons- High 120 / Low $114 /Holidays
$125 w/o 12% tax included.
Per night, Two large apartments with 2 sleeping spaces for two couples (4 people):  #7 Bailando, #8 Querencia Seasons- High $216 / Low $208 / Holiday $220 night w/o
12% tax included.
Per night, Studio Apartment #6 Selva: Seasons- High $107 /Low
$100 /Holiday $112 w/o 12% tax included.
(Beds: King, queen, double + singles) Mexican taxe(s)not included.

Weekly rates at discount (seasonally).

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