Two bedroom, two bathroom home on the prettiest part of Laguna Bacalar
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About James Baumgaertner
My name is Jim Baumgaertner. My wife Peggy and I purchased Quinta Mai in 2005. We also own two beachfront two bedroom condos in Puerto Aventuras. Google Casa Kokai foe details. We are from La Crosse, Wisconsin and we have been coming to Mexico since about 1983. We love to scuba, snorkel and swim and to just enjoy the warmth and beauty of the land and the people. We truly do look forward to hosting you!
James Baumgaertner purchased this House in 2005
Why James Baumgaertner chose Bacalar
Quinta Mai is one of the most beautiful properties on the entire lake. It has one of the best views on the lake and it's away from the noisy central part of town. It also has perfect swimming and it is close to restaurants and stores. Very inexpensive. You get a lot for your money at Quinta Mai!
What makes this House unique
Great swimming, quiet, beautiful views of the lake, royal palms, private, and the laguna casita beach house directly on the shore line.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
We allow pets with advance approval. Extra charge.
No loud music. Keep gate and garage door closed.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful house with garden right on the Lagoona
This place is truly amazing, with beautiful gardens, nice house worth plenty of places to sleep people, and plenty of places and spaces around the property to relax, enjoy a meal or adore the amazing colours of the Lagoona.
We loved or stay there and would go back again any time. The little stone hut at the water is stunning and we spend most of our time there enjoying the view.
Still there was a few little things I feel should be mentioned just to know what is to be expected.
There was neighbour dogs barking pretty much the whole night every night, but that is to be expected in towns in central America. The 3 dogs from the direct neighbour were mostly pretty good though.
Also the property next door is a business for boat tours, so there is people around, drivers and tourists constantly and there's not a high fence between the two properties so you'll be greeting people during your breakfast or when you are around the house. Closer to the water there's a better separation. Also there's all day boats coming and going from the neighbour property. The people that own that business are very friendly and respectful.. And if you want to take a boat tour you won't have to go anywhere 🙂.
Bacalar slice of paradise
This house is amazing! House is right on the beautiful lagoon de Bacalar which allows you to relax or swim in front of the house ( or hammock under the palapa and enjoy the breeze and view). Comes with a secure garage but there are a few sights within walking distance including Cenote Cocolitos and Cenote Azul. Walking into town is doable but is about 30-45 minute walk which we found enjoyable. There are some fantastic restaurants in town and some close by at the Cenote Azul or nearby hotels. The house is clean with ample space, well maintained and interesting architecture. Kitchen includes are the necessities for making meals (we went to a grocer in Chetumal ahead of time). FYI there is a boat tour company next door in which there are people walking by to and fro their boat tour. The men that run the tour are very nice (and their perros!) and I recommend taking a tour! We can't wait to come back - thank you, Jim, for a fantastic house!
Beautiful lagoon views
The gardens the views, are the best we enjoyed a lot swimming in the lagoon, but the house definitely need maintenance no toilet seat in bedroom bathroom, also shower was incomplete just the tube, and the beds sheets one day were white now looks like gray but the bad of all was under the matres near the bathroom had died cucarachas need to give a good clean up that’s why we left the house one day before
Lake Bacalar is absolutely stunning! We loved downtown Bacalar as well, small, safe and very friendly locals. The location of the house with the dock going right out onto the water was great. The house is not as secluded as it leads on to be. There’s a boat tour company next door so there’s constantly groups of people coming in and out. The groups going on tours also swim in Quinta Mais private swimming area using the doc as well. There’s not a tall fence separating the properties so the lack of privacy is not ideal. The inside of the house gets very hot and stuffy unless your in the bedroom with the ac on. The house also seemed a bit neglected in regards to cleanliness. The lakefront location was definitely the highlight!
Very nice place with direct access to the laguna
The location of the house could not have been better. We had our own dock leading to the incredible lagoon of seven colours. We enjoyed swimming and bathing all day long. Be sure to bring your hammocks to hang in the little beach house and book a tour with the guys next door to explore the secrets of the lagoon. Do not forget a good spray against the mosquitoes that appear in the dawn. Go strolling for the little town of Bacalar that offers excelentes options for food like e.g. La Playita or nip a very good coffee in the Toto Blue Café.
The beds were comfortable, the air condition was doing a very good job and the wifi was working fine.
The only thing that needs a little maintenance is the kitchen where water was leaking from the sink. The washing machine was not working. And some wasps intended to take over the palapa roof above the dining table.
But all in all nothing to worry about, a slice of heaven we found unexpectedly during our trip of Mexico.
Glad you had a great time at Quinta Mai. My property manager told me that the washing machine works, but it is not fully automatic and so it has to be manually filled. My property manager also asked me to tell you that you were "Very nice" and we both hope that you come back in the future.
Jim Baumgaertner, owner
Beautiful house on the laguna!
This house was perfect for our group of 5 friends vacationing together. We especially enjoyed lying around on the dock, the beautiful water, the kitchen that allowed us to cook much of our food, and the spaciousness of the property. There are so many places to hang out and rest-- a front dining area, a back dining/table area, a casita by the laguna, and the dock-- that we all were able to get some quite alone time when we wanted, and also had enough space for groups dinners together.
My Quinta Mai property is located on Avenida Costera #429 (Also known as Avenida 1) in the town of Bacalar between the Hotel Laguna and the Cenote Azul restaurant. The number is 429 but the numbering system is totally screwy. Get a map from bacalarmosaico dot com. My property is listed as H17 on that map. Also look at the satellite view. Perfect location with blue cenotes to the north and south and turquoise water right off the dock.