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

Bedrooms 1
Space 22 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights



Hacienda Antigua Lodge Kite Surfer Paradise WIFI, 2nd Row

The Hacienda 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.

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About the property

Beach Hacienda Antigua Villa

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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Mattias Doehling
Member since: 2004
Speaks english, french, german, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

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 El Cuyo

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.

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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


Accommodation and facilities for Hacienda Antigua Lodge 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:
  • 22 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Bitte sich 72 Stunden vor Ankunft sich per email melden, und Ankunftszeit mitteilen.
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 2 extra lg. double bed
  • Bedroom with 2 dbl beds
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
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.


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average rating of 4.0 based on 11 reviews

We had the best care taker she was very polite and realy like to take care of people

  • 4 of 5

We just fall in love with el cuyo

Very surprise to see the calm and zen place

Thank you very much

  • Review Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks, sorry we did not have room for the additional weeks you wanted to stay
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Bait & switch for sure! Waste of money!

  • 1 of 5

Mattias has a couple of houses that he has divided up into various separate units that are all attached. I required 1 bedroom with 2 beds. I booked a 1 bedroom with 2 beds. PAID for a 1 bedroom with 2 beds. Upon arrival I was presented 1 bedroom with 1 king size bed. I could hear other tenants talking from the other side of a kitchen door! The biggest problem is that he advertises EVERY SPACE WITH THE SAME PICTUTES!! And with similar names so it is impossible to determine which space you actually rented (want). BAIT & SWITCH. STEER CLEAR OF THIS. I walked away even after paying. Oh, and he requires payment to be in euros too. All credit cards charge additional fees for currency exchanges! I'm still pissed I got taken to the cleaners!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

I am a seasoned traveler who is used to the unexpected circumstances that often occur when traveling. I have traveled to Mexico alone without any problems but this trip was an exception. I write the following not as a complaint, yet more as a "heads up" for others. First, if renting a car to travel to El Cuyo, be sure to account for the insurance fee that is not included in the price of your rental (I was initially quoted five hundred dollars for the week and eventually quoted three hundred fifty dollars). Next, when heading to El Cuyo make sure you give yourself enough daylight for the journey. There are minimal signs on the way and then once your reach town there are no signs.

Upon my arrival to the Hacienda, on New Year's Eve, my room was not ready. There apparently was some miscommunication re: my arrival date and I did not have clean linens/towels until the following day. Once settled, the place was fine yet a bit on the dark side. The property manager was friendly and helpful and the location was close to the beach and town center.

A final recommendation is if you have a morning flight, you may want to consider spending the night in Cancun. Had I known this, I could have avoided having to pay for my final night at the Hacienda and a hotel room in Cancun. Lastly, be careful when driving to the airport as I was pulled over for speeding (which I was not) and threatened by two police officers. They essentially said, "Pay us now or we are bringing you to the station." As a teacher of Mexican students in the United States this final incident didn't leave me with the best parting memory.

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola, we are sorry that you were ripped off by the carrental agency and the police at the airport. However we told you about those things (i used to work for a carrental agency at cancun airport) and i offered to rent one of our cars to you, which you refused. That unfortunate situation is why we started to rent our cars to our guests in Cancun so you would not be victim of scams at the airport and the police. As far as your arrival, you did not inform us of your time of arrival at any time, nor did you answer our emails prior to your arrival, so in order to avoid what happend to you,we ask our guests to inform us about their schedules and answer always our emails. Nevertheless you seemed to have had a wonderful vacation in our Antigua Lodge,..since you had no complaints there i take it as a positive...
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  • 5 of 5

The penthouse is incredible. It's beautiful and is fully equipped. Sitting on the balcony watching the ocean under palm trees, it was a little bit of paradise. El Cuyo is a great little Mexican town. Keep in mind most restaurants don't open till after 4pm, and groceries are purchased at the corner stores. I recommend picking up groceries in a major city before heading to El Cuyo, unless you want a rustic experience. Also the WIFI is unpredictable in town so make your arrangements for checking in and out well in advance because you may not have the ability on short notice ... Mattias is great to work with... we enjoyed our Mexican adventure very much !!

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful "Island" wonderful People

  • 5 of 5

Perfection! Got all you need at a perfect location, allready planing on coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wundervoller Aufenthalt, wundervoller Ort

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben drei Wochen in El Cuyo verbracht und hatten eine tolle Zeit. Mit der Schlüsserübergabe hat alles wunderbar geklappt und die Hausverwalter vor Ort waren immer hilfsbereit und haben sich größte Mühe gegeben, um uns den Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Auch der Kontakt vor der Reise hat super geklappt und wir haben alle Infos rechtzeitig erhalten.

Wir würden die Lodge und E Cuyo immer weiterempfehlen und kommen auf jeden Fall wieder! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hola sophia, danke , dass ihr unsere gaeste gewesen seid,...und es freut uns, dass es euch so toll gefallen hat und ihr uns weiterempfehlen koennt. gerne wieder,....hasta pronto matthias, magally 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


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