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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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.
Fantastic location...real taste of Mexico
Great vacation, in a great location...the lagoon is as stunning as the photos show. Bacalar is a real getaway from it all, and a chance to sample an area not fully on the tourist route. Great local food, great local people...and the Mayan ruins around the area are amazing.
Glad you enjoyed Quinta Mai. We hope to host you again in our colorful little slice of paradise.
Fabulous Christmas getaway...
Our family of 5 stayed at Quinta Mai for a week at Christmas - what a relaxing, enjoyable and gorgeous setting with the house, dock and casita. Quinta Mai offered gorgeous lakefront, fabulous swimming and enough house space, covered porches and nooks and crannies for everyone to find space. We love the town of Bacalar - from the friendly and welcoming locals, to the great restaurants and markets. We used Quitlnta Mai as our home base to explore the surrounding area - Cenote Azule, local Mayan ruins. torta cochinatas at Chepe's, a fabulous day enjoying the beach at Mahahual, great 3 hour paddle board tour from the Green Monkey Hoste,l and exploring Bacalar. We hope to be back again!
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.