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Mattias Doehling

Member since: 2004
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

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

73 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Yucatan - Beachfront Hacienda del Cuyo

Beachfront Peaceful Whale Shark, Adventure Holbox German Owner Vw Bug rental

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 room, 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.

Upgrades since 2005: 2005 New Paint, curtains,

2006 Remodeled Bathrooms, Floors,

2007 Constuction of Penthouse, new Paint

2008 New curtains, Breakfast Bar, Gf and Ph, Orientation Tour in GolfCart

2009 Casita Maya with Roofgarden, colonial fountain and new entrance

2010 April Internet Access

2010 Air Condition July, Welcome Breakfast

2011 Casita Maya, Kitchenette, Ac, new Kitchen Groundfloor

2012 3rd place in HomeAways Competition to the 'Landlord of the Year'

2012 360 Virtual Tour of all Yucatan rentals , directly on our Website

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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Details for holiday apartment Beachfront Hacienda del Cuyo *German Owner* Vw Bug rental, Eco Park, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

The 2 Story Colonial Beachhome Hacienda Villa 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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 2000

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 ..you 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.


based on 73 holidaymaker reviews

Beachfront Hacienda del Cuyo *German Owner* Vw Bug rental, Eco Park
average rating of 4.821918 based on 75 reviews

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: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Authentic Mexico

  • 4 of 5

What a great time we had in El Cuyo. The rental property was exactly as advertised. A little trouble with the hot water at first but the fantastic caretakers got it taken care of very quickly. We brought our 4 kids and a couple of their friends and everyone of them had a great time wandering the beach or town. We didn't have to worry about safety and felt very comfortable. We had several meals in town and I couldn't say a bad word about any of them. Over all, I would recommend this property to anyone interested in experiencing true Mexico. Just be aware that this is not an all inclusive type stay and don't expect the same services or you will be disappointed. Having someone fluent in Spanish would also be a big advantage as we struggled for a little while trying to converse with the locals. But even that was fun.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Le Mexique non-touristique!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour à El Cuyo. Il est facile de communiquer avec Matthias. Par contre, sur place, nous n'avions pas de cellulaire et il n'y avait aucun moyen de communication avec Magalie, la personne responsable sur place. Elle vient toutefois régulièrement voir si tout va bien. La maison est telle que décrite. La plage était déserte lors de notre passage, et ce, même s'il y a beaucoup de maisons. L'océan n'est pas limpide et il y avait une odeur de souffre ainsi que beaucoup de moustiques. Pour nous, cela n'a affecté en rien le charme de cette magnifique maison située dans un endroit sans touriste. Le village est agréable et le port très animé.

Il est vraiment important de faire les courses avant d'arriver. Il faut aussi prévoir linge de vaisselle, serviettes et éponge.

C'est un endroit idéal et unique pour décrocher, mais il faut avoir le goût de se sentir isoler et de faire de la route pour faire des activités.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay at Pristine Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to Hacienda El Cuyo, and I was able to fully unplug and recharge from my normally demanding work schedule! I went with my husband, my parents, and my sister and her family for about 10 days of fun in the sun, snorkeling, and visits to nearby Mayan ruins. The beach is pristine--not clogged with seaweed and hundreds of people like the Cancun area--and the small town has a relaxing, friendly vibe. The town is very safe and it's easy to get to if you rent a car or take the bus. The house is clean and well located, with a perfect view of the beach from the back door, where we often spent time on the outside terrace. Magally, the housekeeper, and her husband Cristian, who helps maintain the house, are very nice and stop by daily to check to see if you need anything. When we had a minor confusion about the air conditioning, they were quick to help us out, and they brought extra towels and other things we requested. This is also an ideal location for going on a variety of excursions, such as to see the nearby whale sharks. We went out to Isla Holbox and did a day excursion where we snorkeled with whale sharks, saw manta rays, sea turtles, and other incredible wildlife. El Cuyo is basically located in the middle of a nature preserve, so you'll likely see flamingos as you drive across the bridge to enter the town, and we saw dolphins frequently while we were there. My sister and her oldest son went on a morning fishing trip arranged by Cristian, and caught 5 or 6 large fish, which we cooked one evening. We also took day trips to Ek 'Balam (mayan ruins), Chichen Itza (UNESCO world heritage site/mayan ruins) and to swim in some of the cenotes in the area. Overall, the vacation was incredible and it is ideal for travelers who want unspoiled beaches in Mexico without leaving the comfort and safety of the Yucatan Peninsula!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Family Clark, great that you had such a wonderful time in our Beachfront Hacienda, the whaleshark tour and everything else,... come back soon and recommend us to others,... saludos from Mexico Mattias and Family
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Perfect Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is the perfect getaway spot to unplug, relax in a hammock steps from the beach and unwind. The house caretakers went above and beyond to see that we had a wonderful time. (They also prepared us a delicious meal!) Beautiful, peaceful house in a wonderful Yucatan town. Hope to make it back sometime soon! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola from Yucatan, thanks for having stayed with us in Hacienda del Cuyo. Great that you had a good time,...come back again and recommend us to others,.. saludos Mattias
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Truly One-of-a-Kind

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a truly one of a kind place to stay in the Yucatan Peninsula, this is it. We arrived late, late, late into the night after a white-knuckled drive through rain, wind and pot hole-laden roads. Notwithstanding our 3:30am arrival, caretakers Magally and Christian were graciously awaiting us with open arms--and a beautiful palapa-style apartment complete with warm lights on, and extra blankets at the ready. The view from the balcony is fantastic, the doorstep beach hard to beat, and the town of El Cuyo itself a delight for those who enjoy going off the beaten trail. As luck would have it, we happened to roll into town just as two cold and windy storm fronts were making their way through the area, so we did find the "open air" design of the palapa (and shower!) to be chilly--though surely under any other time/weather condition that same design would be one of its most enjoyable qualities. Thanks to the storm, the entire town lost power+hot water+cell reception for 2 nights, but again, the caretakers were quick to check in with us, and we could not have been happier to take Christian up on his offer to provide catering by candle light. Don't miss his shrimp ceviche--the best we had anywhere on our trip! All in all, a great place to escape from it all. We left feeling that Matthias and co. truly care about making it a great holiday experience for their guests...and look forward to returning under better weather conditions.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in El Cuyo, Yucatan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring / Fruehjahr 16
17 Apr 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Summer / Sommer 16
1 Jul 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Herbst / Fall
11 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Vorweihnachten/Pre Xmas
1 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas /Weihnachten
18 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £72 per night, per additional guest
New years/ Silvester
27 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £72 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

final cleaning £22
AC £37
Pet Fee £53

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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Yucatan in Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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 ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor
    Bathroom - Outdoor Shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Penthouse, 2 Floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Penthouse, 3 Floor Casita Maya
  • 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 for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • 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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