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Spacious 3 BR Villa Directly on 515 Foot, Secluded, Tranquil, Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

YUM BOTIC, which means “thank you” in Mayan, is a spacious three-bedroom villa located on a 525 foot pristine private beach in Uvero, Mahahual, Costa Maya, the southern most area of the Mexican Caribbean. Great for couples, friends, family of all ages. At YUM BOTIC VILLA you call get away from if all and be surround by nature. Wake up to the songs of tropical birds and the soothing sounds of the waves. Watch spectacular sunrises, sunsets and evening star shows. Open your door to your wide white sand beach and expansive sea. Snorkel to see the many tropical fish under the sea. Drink fresh, healthy coconut water from the fruit of one of the many palm trees on the property.

YUM BOTIC VILLA’s curved design captures the Caribbean sea breezes for your comfort. Its 11 foot ceilings and transom windows enhance cross ventilation. Tropical sea breeze and standing fans cool each room. The home has a fully tiled interior, 2 patios and a second expansive terrace.

YUM BOTIC VILLA rental includes: 

- 3 large bedrooms each with a private bathroom,

outside access and fabulous views of theCaribbean Sea.  

- Dining & living room area. 

- A full, kitchen equipped, granite countertops,

large stainless steelrefrigerator/freezer, stainless steel stove/oven. Fulll set of dishes,,

glasses, utensils, French Press for coffee,

blender & food processor attachment, pots

and pans, spices & herbs.

- Maid service includes daily sweeping and garbage removal.

- Weekly full cleaning & mid week mopping,

sweeping, linens changed weekly.bath &

beach towels changed mid-week.

- Bottled water, electricity, propane gas.

- Wireless Internet throughout the house and on

the terrace and patios.  If you have Skype

or download it, you can speak to people

back home and around the world. 

- Use of kayaks, beach volleyball, board game &

a library of books.

- Hammocks.

- Use of an outdoor grill. 

- Lounge chairs with small tables for the terrace,

garden & beach patios. 

- A large glass outdoor table facing the sea is for

dinning outdoors.  

- A large natural fiber beach umbrella (palapa),

 great for being in the shade out of the

tropical sun. 

- Villa decorated with Mexican crafts. 

- Large screened glass doors provide glorious

views and access to the covered tiled patios &

the beach beyond.

- Two outdoor showers.

- Fabulous colorful coral reef with many tropical fish a short walk along the beach from the Villa.

The Villa's caretakers live in separate quarters on the property away from the house. They provide security and assistance to guests. They are able to cook, get fresh fish, wash clothes and do extra cleaning if you wish.

Mahahual is noted for its excellent diving and snorkeling sites including the world famous Chinchorro Reef. .A number of restaurants in town are there for you for times when you'd rather eat out than cook. Stroll along the Malecon seaside walkway and peruse There is also a new waterpark called The Lost Mayan Kingdom with several waterslides, a zip line and more.

In the nearby area, there are several Mayan archeological sites to explore.such as Chaccoben, Kohunlich, Dzibanche and Oxtankah. Nearby, north of Yum Botic Villa, is Sian Ka'an national nature preserve with fabulous stretches of beaches.and great places to snorkel.

Keywords: Paradise. Large comfortable Beach Villa,, Spectacular Caribbean views, Calm waters, Numerous Palm Trees,Peaceful setting, Incredible nightly star shows and magnificent sunrises and sunsets.

More Details

Susan Ackoff Ortega
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About Susan Ackoff Ortega

I loves the multicolored Caribbean Sea and the intense greens of the tropical flora. I've been coming to the Mexican Caribbean since I was nineteen and have brought my children here since they were small. I am an artist and a retired art teacher and love the light here. I am an avid diver and feel very much at home on my wonderful beach.

Susan Ackoff Ortega purchased this villa in 2005

Why Susan Ackoff Ortega chose Quintana Roo

I fell in love with Mahahual, Costa Maya because it reminded me of the Mexico I knew many years ago before the over-development of Cancun and its surrounding area. I've always loved the Caribbean Sea and am so pleased that I realized my dream of having a home right on the beach just steps away from its turquoise blue waters. I enjoy the year round warm weather, being near Mayan ruins and being able to go scuba diving often. I choose this location so I could have a large beach and be surrounded by nature.

What makes this villa unique

I fully enjoy the peace and tranquility I find on my special 213 foot beach. My beach house has a wonderful 2nd floor large terrace with access from each bedroom, great for watching the sun rise, sun set or gazing at the stars. The sea awaits me for my early morning swim. I head back to the house for a delicious coffee which I often drink on the expansive patio. I love looking out at the palm trees and the shore beyond, a 100 feet away. Snorkeling in front of the house or scuba diving with one of Mahahual's dive shops are also favorites. I relish reading a great book followed by an afternoon nap in one of the colorful hammocks on the patio. Taking a walk along the beach and observing various land and water birds along with tropical animals is a delight. I even saw a jaguar once.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Spacious 3 BR Villa Directly on 515 Foot, Secluded, Tranquil, Private Beach
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Secluded paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Yum Botic was amazing! Upon arrival we were greeted by Lalo and Dani, the caretakers who gave us a complete run down on the property (thank you to the translation apps as our Spanish is virtually nonexistent!). We quickly got settled in and enjoyed the first evening enjoying the amazing views and listening to the ocean. The peace and tranquility were just what we needed and the property's beachfront is pristine (great job Lalo!). The house was impeccably kept and very clean and had all the basic necessities such as spices, paper towels etc. We stocked up in Tulum so were well prepared with all the foods we needed such as coffee, condiments and our main food items. Highly recommend stocking up ahead of time as if this is your first time gathering supplies can be a little challenging in the local mini-supers where you will get all your needs.

Lalo and Dani were great, pulling out the kayaks and setting up the hammocks for us every morning, not to mention the daily maintenance on the beach cleaning up the seagrass that came in overnight to ensure easy access to the water. They even assisted us with getting a few supplies such as charcoal for the grill (which we forgot in our gathering) and assisted with any issues that we encountered, such as locking ourselves out as the front patio door key was a little challenging to operate due to the inevitable corrosion from the sea air.

We of course ventured into town, the first time on cruise ship day, which definitely increases the population of Mahahual! For future visits to town we avoided "tourist" times and found the town quiet and charming. Our favourite foods came from the "Nam Nam" just a few steps off the beach. We highly recommend their chimichangas, but everything we tried there was excellent. The Krazy Lobster was also a good eating experience, and is right on the beach. I had the Krazy Lobster dish which although a little pricey comparatively speaking, was excellent! We also tried some barbecue chicken from the little shop just across from the soccer field, which again was very good. Functioning ATMs can be a challenge, but we found that the hotel on the way to the port was the most reliable and the Mini Super there also had a wider variety of items, the Bodega also in this area has the largest selection for supplies.

Overall I would give this stay a 4.5 rating (only because there is always room for improvement), and would highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Tx

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family stay at Yum Botic. The beach is amazing and very private and tranquil great for relaxing, sitting under the palapa a drinking a beer.

The caretakers were fantastic, they work tirelessly to make you welcome and went out of their way to help us in anyway they could, we enjoyed a fresh fish bbq with them on our last night. A great vacation, Thanks

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy you had an enjoyable vacation at Yum Botic Villa.Thank you for your comments about our caretakers Lalo and Dani. They do their best to help our guests have a good time and I will let them know that you appreciated their work. You're welcomed back anytime and you will be entitled to a 10% discount as a second time guest.
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Noel inoubliable

  • 5 of 5

La maison est parfaite. La plage privée est vraiment appréciée. Tout le nécessaire y est. Les caretakers ont été très disponible et respectueux. Je la recommande.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Beach House Ever

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, in one of the most beautiful places of Quintana Roo.

House clean, comfortable, equipped with all you need to have a great different vacation disconnected from big cities and noise.

Perfect to go with kids too. We went with 1, 4 and 5 years old kids, and the loved it.

The caretakers were adorables extremely helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Yum Botic Villa. It's always wonderful to know our guests had a relaxing and satisfying time. I'm sure your comments will be helpful to future guests who are looking for a place to be with nature and get away from it all. We welcome your return and you would receive a 10% discount for a repeat visit.
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Secluded, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Overall we really loved this house and how secluded it was from the tourists of Mexico. Others have commented a lot on how beautiful the beach and house are and we all felt the same way. The house is probably most comfortable with 6 or less (we were 5). It is a beautifully designed building with large open bedrooms and great outdoor spaces. The palapa, hammocks and upstairs deck were our favorite hangout spots. The caretaker, Avila, that lives on the property was sweet and friendly (speaking spanish was a must) and even brought us coconuts to sip on the beach. Susan was very thoughtful and hooked us up with local organic eggs (from KM 5 farm stand discussed in the rental packet). She also also gave good recommendations on where to buy food, which sites to visit and roughly how long it takes to get places which proved useful. Because of the reef, the ocean had almost no chop, was extremely shallow out to 100 ft and would be safe for swimmers of any age. This also means that there was a lot of seaweed that naturally washes up and the water can be murkier in some spots. We had a little problem with the solar batteries but the caretakers and Susan handled the problem so we were never really without power. Mahahual is a cute town with a board walk and is really only busy when the cruise boats are in town. This location is perfect if you want to get out of tourist locations but be prepared for longer drives to site-seeing destinations. We wanted a place to relax for the week (ex: one of us was studying for the bar) and this quiet location was perfect for the seclusion we wanted.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York NY, USA

A Unique Experience

  • 5 of 5

A vacation at Yum Villa is a completely unique experience, combining raw beauty, breathtaking vistas and a taste of nature with just enough civilization. You are surrounded by magnificent beauty and yet very comfortable with just enough modern conveniences.

The house with all its conveniences is airy and open, but gives you a sense of protection. Takes a bit of time to get to but so rewarding when you get there that it is well worth the trip. If you love being immersed in nature while still being comfortable this is a perfect place.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Nearest Airport
200 Miles
Cancun - 200 Miles & Chetumal- 85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Mahahual town
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mayan Beach Garden
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
In front of house
Car: necessary

Must see activities nearby:

-Sian Ka'an Nature Reserve just north of property.

-Great snorkeling (including in front of villa) and spectacular scuba diving & famed Chinchorro Reef-.

-Deep sea fishing and fly fishing.

-Mexican & Italian restaurants many with beach view and on the beach dining.

-Mexican craft shops.

-Walkway (Malecon) along town beach.

-Outstanding new Lost Mayan Kingdom Adventure Park with many water slides, ziplines and more.

--Yoga classes.

-Paddle boarding.

-Fabulous Mayan archeological sites near by,

Museum of Maya Culture in nearby Chetumal,

Bacalar famed Lake of Seven Colors.

Fruit, Vegetables and other food shops in town.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in El Placer, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
8 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 15 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
Bargain Season
16 Aug 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season II
14 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
Semi-High Season
2 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
1 May 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$391
Pet Fee A$33

NO SMOKING. Less than 7 nights- Cleaning fee-$75.
For 7th & 8th person - $15 charge per person per day. Maximum of 8 persons.
1/2 at booking; 1/2 30 days before arrival plus $300 refundable security deposit. (90 days for Holiday Season)
If reserving less than 30 days in advance, 100% is due.
If reserving for holidays, 1/2 at booking & 1/2 90 days before arrival plus $300 refundable damage deposit.
Washing clothes by caretaker in washing machine extra fee. Caretaker available for meal preparation.
See contract for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in El Placer, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Solar Panels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom in Main Bedroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Marble sink; Three windows to sea and property. Hand soap.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Marble sink. 2 large windows to sea and property. Hand Soap
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Marble sink, 2 windows to sea and property. Hand soap.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Marble sink. Window view of beach & sea. Hand soap.
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 double bed , 2 futons in two different bedrooms that open into beds/
    Bedroom 1st floor - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Computer desk & small round table. Bed end table.
    Bedroom - 2nd floor - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Computer desk. Small round table. Bed end table. Sea view.
    Main bedroom - 1 large double bed , Computer desk 2 easy chairs Small round table Bed end table
  • All bedrooms have private bathrooms and beach view glass doors to Patio (1st fl) or Terrace. Curtains. Ceiling and Stand-up fans in each one. Original art work and photographs. Mexican crafts.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Large ceiling fans in every room; (2 in living area & main bedroom). Standing Fans in all bedrooms and living/dinning/kitchen area.11 foot ceilings. Good wind flow in house. 213 ft. private beach; Full time caretaker on property. Fresh fish and other meal preparation available with caretaker. Frisbees. Beach Volley Ball & Net. Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Backgammon. 2 one-person Kayaks with life jackets.Large concrete outdoor grill. Large palapa to keep you in the shade while on the beach.