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Mattias Doehling

Member since: 2004
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish

Enjoy Colonial Flair in Hacienda Antigua, away from Crowds, Kite Surf Paradise - El Cuyo Lodge Hacienda Antigua Kite Surfer Paradise WIFI, 2nd Row

2 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this El Cuyo holiday apartment

Lodge 300ft Villa 800ft2, only palm beach in Yucatan Vw Bug rental Kite Surfing

Dear Travellers in the Yucatan, Mexcio lovers and Kite Surfers,

we made a very attractive 360 degree virtual tour for you to be able to 'walk thru' our homes and get you an even better insight view of our Apartments,the beaches of El Cuyo, the Fishing Port, the Lagoon

and its surroundings. The link is available on this page, or simply send us an email, then we will send it to you as well.

If you dont feel like spending your well deserved vacation in Highrise Hotels, timeshares or condos in Cancun or Playa del Carmen , and you are rather looking for relaxation and recreation in the real Mexico, the unspoilt Caribbean Feeling of El Cuyo may something you should consider.

Puerto del Cuyo is a small, unspoiled Beachtown filled with Cocunut palm trees near Holbox, and is today the only coastal town in the Yucatan which is dotted with palm trees. At all other beaches in the Yucatan, the palm trees were exterminated by a plague some years ago, and were sadly not reforested . Not so in Puerto del Cuyo, here you can still find the Caribbean Feeling mixed with mexican flair that used to be found in every Yucatan Beach town.

Vw Bugs for 219 usd for 4 days. The Hacienda Antigua Villa and Antigua Lodge is a cosy hideaway for everybody budget orientet that enjoys the real Mexico without the tourists.Located just 5O meters from the beach and tucked away under coconut palm trees, you may relax in your hammock, watch the birds during the day and the stars at night, take a swim in the ocean that you have practically by yourself, or take mile long beach walks and collect seashells that have been washed up by the ocean current over night, or simply do nothing.

The House is fully furnished and ready to be moved in at any time. The 800ft2 Villa has a Masterbedroom with a Kingsize Bed, 2 Single beds in livingroom fully equipped kitchen, terrace, bathroom and livingroom. The 300ft2 Lodge has 2 more dbl beds in one room, small kitchenette, bathroom with shower and its own seperate entrance and screened in porch.

You may rent the Villa together or separate from the smaller Lodge, or vice versa. .

Service of chef and fishing or snorkel tours could be provided by the caretaker Remigia

Vw Bug Rental for just 219 Usd for 4 Days: Starting now you can rent a Vw Bug with our Condos.

incl Insurance and Local Cel phone

Pick up and drop off are flexible

(Cancun City or Airport)

Vw Bug for just 199 usd for 4 Days: Starting Nov 2009 you can book a Vw Bug for 199 Usd incl Tax, Km, Insurance and Cel Phone , 5 days

for details pls inquire

Service upon arrival: The Caretaker will receive you in the Villa and hand you over the keys.

Please leave a 100 Usd deposit, that you will be refunded when you return them upon departure and when the house is left in the same conditions as you received it.


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Details for El Cuyo Lodge Hacienda Antigua Kite Surfer Paradise WIFI, 2nd Row Studio, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The Antigua Lodge is a cosy hideaway for budget orientated people looking to enjoy the real Mexico without the tourists. Hide under coconut palm trees, relax in a hammock or take a walk on nearby mile-long beaches during your stay.

The nicely decorated apartment offers a cosy bedroom containing 2 comfortable double beds. Prepare meals using a compact kitchenette and eat them on the terrace while listening to birds sing or admiring a star filled sky. A bathroom with a shower is also available.

Spend the day sunbathing on the beach just 15O ft away, cooling down every so often by taking a refreshing dip in the shallow ocean. Guests can shade themselves in the tropical garden of the Lodge with screened in palapa and palm trees.

A chef service as well as fishing and snorkelling tours can be arranged on request by the caretaker.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Mattias Doehling (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, spanish

About Mattias Doehling

The best career decision I've made in my life was to come to this beautiful country,....Mexico.

I love the country and its people, but their slowness, tardiness and informality in some cases still bothers me, even after 20 years I now live here. You just have to put everything into the balance ... it's a bit hard to explain .... but it's something like if you want a fruit that has no shell or skin, is something ... thats not possible.

I was born and educated in Bamberg, Germany and finished my career there. After that, I went to work for the Mouse in Disney World in Orlando Florida and have worked in the German Pavilion at Epcot , .. followed by 2 years at Lufthansa in Frankfurt. Driven by wanderlust ... I then followed the call Mexico's in 1993.

I lived for 20 years in Cancun, Mexico, ... and still work part time in 5 star hotels. 12 years ago I started with the first Vacation apartment. We now have 7 and also rent you our Vw Beetle to our guests. We are the owners of these houses and can be reached anytime personally, by phone or by email. In the Competition of the Landlord of the Year in 2011, we made the 3 place, and in 2012 we reached the 1st place. It's a lot of fun with guests, and we are always passing along our longtime experience in Mexico . We look forward hosting you ...

Mattias Doehling purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Mattias Doehling chose Yucatan

Who do we recommend to rent a vacation home in Yucatan?

If you are interested in getting to know the mexican culture, its people the hospitality and its food , is flexible and willing to learn more about the 'Mexican way of Life'and wants to experience more 'Local Flavour'... away from the beaten Tourist path and 5 Star Hotels will enjoy it..come and stay with us.

Who should reconsider it?

If you are looking to be pampered in a 5 Star All inclusive Hotel and Buffett style meals , having an English speaking concierge 24 hours a day...then do yourself a favor..and dont renta a vacation home.

What makes this apartment unique

Hacienda del Cuyo:

Working in Cancun´s Hotel Business during the week , on days off, we enjoy travelling in the Yucatan with its fabled culture, away from the city .. and mass tourism. In February 2000, we have come by accident to El Cuyo ... the drive threre was overwhelming ... over a reddish pink lagoon with flamingos, the road led to the village .. further to a Mayan pyramid with a lighthouse built on top of it. The roads in El Cuyo are made of sand and coconut palm trees everywhere in the quaint Village. Miles of fine white sand beach with no tourists but lots of seashells.. as far as the eye can see. We were delighted, and then spent every free weekend in El Cuyo. One day, someone offered us a small house for sale. There was at that time only a ground floor. We immediately fell in love with this 'rough diamond' and have restored it with much passion. we didnt think of it as a rental business at that time. After some time, we have added the 2nd floor Penthouse and te Rustic Casa Maya Lodge.

We still spend every free weekend in El Cuyo ... now with our 2 young Kids...

Hacienda Antigua

We acquired it in 2002 and 2012, lovingly converted it to the Hacienda Antigua. Outside walls are handmade of a natural stone facade by Mayan Craftsmanship. Inside a Mayan artist from Izamal Hand-painted colonial decorations on the Walls .Lots of heavy wrought iron was used inside the Hacienda. The Beach terrace covers a big Pyramid shaped palapa , so our guests can always hide in the cooling shade of this palm thatched masterpiece.


2 traveller reviews

El Cuyo Lodge Hacienda Antigua Kite Surfer Paradise WIFI, 2nd Row
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Entspannung pur... abseits vom Touristenrummel

  • 4 of 5

Matthias ist ein super Gastgeber. Bereits vor der Reise hat er uns viele Informationen rund um den Aufenthalt in Mexico zugesandt. Auch während unseres Aufenthaltes war er jederzeit ein guter Ansprechpartner.

Wir haben unseren Unterbringung inkl. eines Käfers gebucht. Die Übergabe des Autos lief reibungslos. Amalia wartete schon am Flughafen auf uns und übergab uns den Käfer.

In El Cuyo angekommen, erhielten wir von Remigia die Schlüssel für unser Apartment. Die Lodge ist mit allem Wichtigen für einen Aufenthalt eingerichtet.

Allerdings könnte das Bad ein wenig aufgefrischt werden.

Der Ort an sich ist sehr naturbelassen und hat einen wunderschönen Strand. Die Bewohner sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.

Sehr zu empfehlen ist das Restaurant La Conchita. Die Preise sind sehr günstig und das Essen ist sehr lecker.

Von El Cuyo aus, sind viele Sehenswürdigkeiten erreichbar. Besonders zu empfehlen ist Ek Balam und Holbox.

Wir haben uns wohl gefühlt und kommen jeder Zeit gerne wieder....danke Matthias, Amalia und Remigia;-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo nach Berlin, wir freuen uns dass es euch in der Antigua Lodge gefallen hat, und ihr Spass am Vw Kaefer hattet. Saludos Mattias und Familie
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Netter Aufenthalt in der Antigua Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die ertse Woche in El Cuyo bewusst in der kleineren Antigua Lodge gebucht, und konnten uns so wunderbar erholen und uns von der Hausverwalterin mit Mexikanischen Leckereien bekochen lassen.Danach sind wir dann in die Hazienda del Cuyo umgezogen.

Alles war vorhanden, sauber , mit vielen kleinen Details und die Hausverwalterin Remigia oder ihr Mann Claudio waren immer zur Stelle.

El Cuyo selbst ar erfrischend und erfreulich ruhig in der Hochsaison, und es tummelten sich nur eine Handvoll Touristen am Strand bzw in El Cuyo,.herrlich! Wir konnten mit dem Vw Tagestouren nach Chichen Itza,Valladolid und Rio Lagartos machen, alles problemlos..und mit dem bisschen Spanisch sind wir ganz gut durchgekommen, die Mexikaner sind wirklich sehr nett und hilfsbereit.

Vor der Reise hatten wir etwas Bedenken was die Sicherheit angeht, man liest ja so einiges...aber Yukatan ist sehr sicher und wollen jeden raten sich dieses tolle Land auf eigene Faust mal anzusehen.

Danke Matthias , tolle Organisation im Vorfeld und im Urlaub,...danke auch ans Internet und Whatsapp, hat alles super geklappt, wir kommen wieder.


  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola, freut uns, dass es euch in der kleinen Antigua Lodge gefallen hat. Auch diese wurde 2014 im Juni renoviert, die Terrasse neugefliest und ein Moskitoschutz wurde ebenfalls um die gesamte Terrasse herumgebaut. kommt mal wieder, Lg Mattias, Remigia und Familien
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Iguana Factory Restaurant, Info and Tour Center
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
El Cuyo
Nearest Golf
168 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
78 Kilometres
Cancun to Merida Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Iguana Factory Restaurant, Info and Tour Center
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Beach of El Cuyo
Car: recommended

German Owned

*NEW* 360 Virtual Tour available, ask us for the Link to our website

Vw Bug rentals available,too

Puerto del Cuyo is a quiet, relaxed and cosy Mexican fisher village, just like Cancun used to be 35 Years ago. For Visitors that want to escape from the hussle and bussle , disothecs, Fast Food Restaurants and crowds of Turists...Puerto del Cuyo is the place to stay.

The Lighthouse is just a couple of walking minutes away from the Main Square where you find several restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacy, bakery, etc. The 1500 Inhabitants are dedicated fishermen with their families that welcome every visitor with a smile on their face.

For Guests that would like Puerto del Cuyo, just like every other area in the Yucatan are very safe and locals are very friendly and make you feel right at home. The Highways are all paved and signs make it easy to find your way around to other Sightseeing spots that are worth a visit.

Got curious and want more infos and fotos of the Condos and the area?

Want to see a Youtube Video of the town and its beaches?

Please ctc me thru this site.

Other Activities: bird watching, flamingos, Ruins, sea turtles, Pelicans, swimming, snorkeling, walking, star gazing, relaxing

Golf: there are several Golf courses in Cancun and at the Mayan Riviera, and can be easily reached


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in El Cuyo, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
17 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
Christmas Week / Weihnachten
16 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest
New Years Week / Silvester
25 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
Winter Saison
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
11 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Klimaanlage auf Wunsch 950 pesos, ca 50 euro x Woche extra bei Anreise
Haustiere auf Wunsch 70 Euro x Woche extra
erstattbare Kaution bei Schluesseluebergabe 100 Euro

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Accommodation and facilities for El Cuyo Lodge Hacienda Antigua Kite Surfer Paradise WIFI, 2nd Row in El Cuyo, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 29 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Walk in shower with Wc
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom with 2 dbl beds
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Antigua Lodge is situated on a 42Om2 private residencial lot, just 5Ometers from the white sandy beaches of El Cuyo.