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Your Dreams already live here: Prestine Beaches, Hammocks Palmtrees Margaritas.. - Beachfront Hacienda del Cuyo *German Owner* Vw Bug rental, Eco Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 88 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights



Beachfront Hacienda del Cuyo *German Owner* Vw Bug rental, Eco Park

The 2 Story Colonial Beachhome Hacienda del Cuyo was built in the mexican colonial style surrounded by Coconut Palmtrees. You can either rent the entire house ( 2300ft2, up tp 12 guests) or just the Groundfloor ( 1300 ft2, upt tp 8 guests), the Penthouse (1200 ft2, up to 4 guests), or the Rustic Casa Maya Lodge for 2 Guests. The Groundfloor is recommended for families with small children or couples that are looking for peace and relaxation in a Superb Beachfront Location. Its fully equipped kitchen with Breakfastbar, Diningroom Table, Livingroom with Sofa, Bathroom with Shower and WC. It also has an outside shower when you come from the beach, to rinse of the sand before entering the House.

The Beachfront Terrace has a 250 ft2 Mayan Palapa that gives you wonderful shade right on the beach, Loungechairs with cushions and a table with 6 chairs where you can enjoy Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinner, overlooking the Beach. Palmtrees in front of the House give you additional shade. Free Wifi

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About the property

Beachfront Hacienda del Cuyo

Dear Travellers in the Yucatan,

we made a very attractive 360 degree virtual tour for you to be able to 'walk thru' our homes and 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.

Hacienda del Cuyo with Penthouse and Casa Maya Lodge is a private three-story beach house built in colonial spanish style right on the pristine beaches of El Cuyo.It is equipped with air conditioning in the bedrooms, for better sleeping comfort of our guests. The cushioned lounge chairs on the beach and our hammocks invite you for sunbathing and relaxing the Mexican Way. The Villa is surrounded by many coconut palm trees with plenty of natural shade.. From large beach terraces you can admire sunrises and sunsets over the ocean. Up to 8 people find room on the ground floor , up to 4 people in the Penthouse (Floor 2 ) 1 bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, living/bedroom, bathrooms with hot water. The Casa Maya Lodge on the 3rd Floor has a Queensize Bed, Bathroom and Kitchenette and Terrace. A tropical garden with a palapa and palm trees invite you for get-togethers.Its ideal for families with children, seniors, singles and adults that don't want to spend their well deserved Vacations on crowded beaches.

Activities: Mayan Ruins, flamingo-, bird-, whaleshark-, dolphin and seaturtle watching, caves, cenotes, colonial cities, markets, bullfights, etc.

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

Please leave a 80 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.

On the first morning after arrival, we will serve you a Mexican Welcome Breakfast in your Villa.

Foto Credits:

' We departed for an adventure through the Americas in May 2012, driving a Toyota Landcruiser HZJ75 and being on the road with our two canine overlanders makes us really happy. We plan to stay on the road until some time in 2015. Starting the adventure in Halifax, exploring wonderful Newfoundland, heading west through Canada, enjoying the summer up in Yukon, the Indian Summer in British Columbia, Centralamerica with all its edgyness and soon Southamerica.'

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Mattias Doehling
Member since: 2004
Speaks english, french, german, spanish
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 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 2000

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 need 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 9 euro x nacht extra
Haustiere auf Wunsch 70 Euro x Woche extra
erstattbare Kaution bei Schluesseluebergabe 130 Euro


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in El Cuyo

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Bitte 72 Stunden vor Anreise sich per Email melden, und Ankunftszeit mitteilen.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Ground floor
    Bathroom - outdoor shower , Ground floor
  • Groundfloor Wc and WalkinShower, additional outside shower 2nd FloorPenthouse, Wc and Walkin Shower 3rd Floor Casa Maya Lodge, Wc and Walkin Shower Vw Bug rental available for 169 Usd per week. NEW *since February with Internet access* NEW *since July 2010 with A/C * New 2011 Casita Maya with Rooftop Terrace
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 2 extra lg. double bed , 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Ground floor
    Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Penthouse
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Casa Maya Lodge
  • *NEW 360 Virtual Tour on our Website* The Hacienda can be booked as a whole Vactionhome for up to 12 guests, or the Groundfloor ( 8 guests) seperate from the Penthouse (4 guests). Each Condo with its private entrance and private beachfront terraces with spectacular view on the ocean and the beach at the door steps.. The GF has a Masterbedroom with a Kingsize bed, and a guestroom with 2 dbl beds, 1 full bathroom with shower, and an outside shower when you come from the beach to wash off the sand. 1 fully equipped kitchen, livingroom with diningtable for 4-6 people, sofa, cable Tv and a small library. The PH has a Kingsize bed in the Masterbedroom, a balcony overlooking the tropical garden. It also has a fully equipped kitchen, breakfastbar, livingroom with sofa, bathroom with shower, bathtub and beachfront terrace. We also have a Casita Maya with Mayan Roof Garden, Kitchenette and Bathroom available for our PH guests, with stunning views of the ocean and the lagoon.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
*NEW* 360 VirtualTour of all our Condos and El Cuyo availale now!* Please contact us for the Link on our Website Hacienda Villa del Cuyo is completely furnished and ready to move in yearround.. The caretaker Remigia and her daughters could prepare breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Prices range from 5 to 12 usd depending on meal. All 7 local restaurants are rustic and are open from 8 am to 6pm. We recommend the Restaurant 'LA IGUANA', where its owner Juan likes to organize Trips and Excursions to local sites, also the restaurant Iguana is open longer than any other restaurant in El Cuyo. The Restaurant Flamingo is an inexpensive and exellent place for any kind of meal, its close to the port, 5 min from the house. Snorkelling and fishing trips may be set up through Juan from the Iguana Restaurant as well.


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Beachfront Hacienda del Cuyo *German Owner* Vw Bug rental, Eco Park
average rating of 4.807229 based on 85 reviews

Very comfortable with a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay , quiet , Magally and Christian were great !

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Grande

Nice multi-unit on the water

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed with our friends on the bottom unit of this triplex for a week. There were 8 of us and it was a little tight. I think it would be better suited for a smaller group. The unit is nice, but it is rather "El Cuyo" compared to what you might be used to. What I mean by that is that El Cuyo is almost completely undeveloped as a tourist site - which makes it awesome, but also leaves you without the amenities you might be used to. For us, we loved "roughing it". The unit is great but there is no AC, kitchen was completely without the basics that I have seen at other VRBO's such as salt, oil, drinking water delivery, stocked bathroom and supplies (one roll for the week for 8), etc. Upon arrival there were only four towels. No big deal they brought us more a couple days later but clearly 8 people were coming. No one came to clean or service the sheets, etc, but I don't know if that is typical or not. I have ran into that in all my other VRBO stays. The home itself, like most in El Cuyo, is older and charming, but by virtue of that, not built for the views. Those items being said, I still rate it FOUR STARS as a great experience and a fun time. It is a suitable unit and an enjoyable stay. I would recommend it, but like the town itself, it is just might not be what you expect. But if you are looking for glitz and glam head to Isla Holbox - El Cuyo is the real deal Mexican experience. NO ONE speaks English. It is as undiscovered as I think something can be this day in age so book this trip and go have a wild time! It will be completely different in five years and I'm going to go back and see how much it has changed!

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Family of 6

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed my stay. My wife and I and 4 kids. Great beach access and easy walk into town. Probably one of the better places to stay. Owner/manager was quick to respond. We stayed on the ground floor. We met neighbors who overlapped with us staying on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor who were happy in there places as well.

I am not complaining as I would stay there again but some additional info..... House is not equipped with much for supplies, towels, tp, soaps, etc.....the front room has two twin beds in it so it lacked comfortable front room furniture/seating (not a big deal as we would rather be outside and there is a great patio). Internet connectivity was not good from the service provider. There were a few bugs but welcome to Mexico. No AC was working but well equipped with fans.

If you kiteboard..... I stayed here in late February. Dad kites and two teenagers are getting into it. Perfect location for kiting. Kite School across the street from this house. Never more than about 12 kites at one time. During the 7 days I stayed 5 days were windy enough to kite. The beach is perfect sand and no obstacles in the water or the beach to contend with. People on the beach are sparse.

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation in Mexico!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is in a very small fishing town. Very chill vibe in town. The house is GREAT!! Location is wonderful, the beach comes to the patio. We walked the beach every day, for hours, and never encountered more than a few people per day. The care takers are absolutely fantastic!!! They have all of the local knowledge you could ever ask for!! It is mandatory to have some Spanish speaking skills or a really good translation app.

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you loved everything! Thanks and Muchas Gracias for recommending us, Saludos Mattias
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Confortable, clean and fully equiped Villa !

  • 5 of 5

Buscabamos un lugar diferente para descansar y disfrutar en familia, contactamos con Mattias y desde el comienzo su atencion fue muy amable y complaciente, nos envio toda la informacion necesaria para llegar preparados...el ground floor de la Hacienda Villa del Cuyo estaba super limpia y equipada para disfrutar el mejor fin de semana en años.. Nos recibio Doña Magaly siempre atenta y disponible.. la casa esta a pasos del muelle donde pescamos luego nuestra comida! en la noche una hermosa fogata... de dia la playa desierta, la caminata por el pueblo, limpio, colorido y lleno de gente amable.. muy seguro ! Realmente recomiendo la Hacienda Villa del Cuyo.. por su comodidad, limpieza y buena onda de su equipo, definitivamente vamos a regresar! gracias por todo Mattias

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: hola, muchas gracias por haberse quedado con nostros en Hacienda del Cuyo y tambien por recomendarnos. hasta la proxima, saludos Mattias, Magally y Familias
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Hidden Gem

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Hacienda El Cuyo. Everything was as described in the rental details and previous reviews. Mattias was always available with a quick response to messages and Magally and her family were very helpful during our stay.

My husband, 3 year old daughter and I stayed for 9 days at the end of January and are already considering our next visit. The area is quiet, the people friendly and the town safe. We walked into town almost daily (only .5 km to town centre) for fresh produce.

We don't speak Spanish, but were able to get by with a phrase book and a smile. I would recommend this rental to anyone looking for an authentic safe Mexican experience.

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Restaurant La Conchita, Miramar
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
El Cuyo, Holbox, Chiquila
Nearest Golf
158 Kilometres
Cancun or Mayan Riviera
Nearest Motorway
78 Kilometres
Cancun - Merida Mex 180
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
La Conchita and Miramar
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
El Cuyo
Car: recommended

*NEW 360 Virtual Tour available on our Website*

We are German Owners living in the Yucatan

Puerto del Cuyo is a typical laid back Fisherman's Village away from the crowds.

If you are thinking about an eco-tourism adventure or weeks of relaxation and privacy near a ocean with turquoise greenish

waters and white sand sprinkled with a beautiful variety of shells,

which invite to explore and make long walks on the beach, Hacienda

del Cuyo is an option you shouldnt miss. We invite you to walk the

beach in front of the Villa in the morning, enjoying a brilliant

dawn and during the evening you will be able to see

spectacular sunsets on the same beach. This is one of the

many advantages to stay at this Villa, as it faces the northern

waters, spectacular dawns and sunsets can be watched.

And there is more… if you get tired to watch the ocean, we invite

you to take a look behind the villa to the south towards Ria

Lagartos, where you will find countless pink flamingos, unique in

this region, nesting very near in the calm waters of the Lagoon.

Other Activities: snorkelling, stargazing, swimming with whale sharks, flamingo and bird watching


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