XAMAN IK is a private, architect-designed, custom-built oceanfront oasis located on the white sands and emerald green waters of the Flamingo Riviera in picturesque San Bruno, near the city of Merida on the Yucatan's unspoiled northern Gulf coast.
This part of the Yucatan is one of Mexico's safest beach locales and the favorite winter haunt of thousands of Canadian and American snowbirds.
Xaman Ik is a charming beachouse decorated with a whimsical mix of antiques, original art, custom furniture and wrought iron and funky Mexican folk art. Think beach boho via Mexico with a touch of tropical chic..
Despite the relaxed, open-...plan beachhouse ambiance, you will want for nothing at Xaman Ik, which was built in 2008.
With its oceanfront plunge pool, roof top terrace featuring spectacular 360 degree views over the Gulf and lagoon, LCD TV with Canadian satellite, Wi-Fi and internet stick, IPod docking station, DVD player and DVDs, games, fully equipped kitchen, UV water purification system, BBQ, outdoor dining and seating areas and plenty of outdoor furniture for your lounging comfort, Xaman Ik is tailor made for leisure time living.
All three bedrooms are built for comfort, with Queen size beds featuring pillow top mattresses and high thread count linens.. And we provide lots of bath and beach towels.
The oceanfront master bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom with a roofless, outdoor shower featuring al stone wall and two closets, one a walk-in. The other two bedrooms - one is also oceanfront with a full length terrace and the other faces the lagoon with a small balcony - each have double-size closets.
The sweeping ocean view is framed on both levels by wall-to-wall glass sliders, which provide enough cooling, natural cross ventilation to eliminate the need for air conditioning, though all rooms also come equipped with ceiling fans.
And for those who like to stay plugged in, internet access is available for an additional fee. We also provide a local cell phone pre-programmed with the phone number of our Mexican / American property manager.
Xaman Ik - which means North Wind in Mayan - is located in upscale San Bruno, 20 minutes from the thriving port city of Progreso, a regular cruise ship stop, and a quick, 40 minute highway drive to Merida, partly along a new, eight-lane freeway.
With it's first-rate restaurants, world-class museums, art galleries featuring some of Mexico's top talent and vibrant street scene, Merida is a thriving, must-see city with almost 1 million residents.
In Merida, you are surrounded by celebration, from the free folkloric performances and street dances that seem to pop up everywhere, to the active club and bar scene featuring everything from Latin American roots music to Mexican Trova or Mariachi, to country, rock, blues or jazz. Or you can dial it all down with the local symphony orchestra or opera.
In Merida, you can shop for the work of skilled artesanias or hang out in an outdoor cafe on the Plaza Grande in Merida's Centro and soak up the passing parade. And Merida has one of the biggest and best Mardi Gras-style carnivals in the Americas, Carnaval, held at various times in Feb. or March.
If you want to get a feel for Merida, then read all about it. The city has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Toronto Star, several recent episodes of HGTV's House Hunters International and Globe and Mail. The July 2012 issue of Conde Naste Travel has an incisive 13-page cover story on the White City titled The Pleasures of Merida that is the perfect primer for a visit.
If you prefer the active, outdoor life at the beach, there is fishing, golfing, cave diving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, polo eco-tours, bird watching and more.
But perhaps best of all, Xaman Ik has miles of secluded beaches right on its doorstep, perfect for castle building, shelling, dolphin spotting or just strolling hand-in-hand.
When hunger sets in, there are a couple of restaurants a short walk from Xaman Ik along the beach and even more on Progreso's beachfront Malecon. A quick drive into Merida and you are spoiled for choice, with every kind of eaterie, from elegant restaurants in historic haciendas to Argentinian steak houses, Mexican or Irish-themed pubs, restos featuring fresh seafood right from the Gulf or Mexican nouvelle fusion.
Or you can just stay home. Xaman Ik has a fully equipped kitchen perfect for the casual or gourmet cook.
For those who want to explore the ancient Mayan world, Xaman Ik is central to a half dozen major Mayan archeological sites, including Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Uxmal, a Unesco World Heritage Site and Dzbilchaltun, just 15 minutes away.
Merida is one of Mexico's safest cities and with only one all-inclusive beach resort in the area, the Flamingo Coast is considered a destination primarily aimed at seasoned, sophisticated travellers.Read more
BEACHFRONT 3 bd. pool villa starting @ $595 / wk San Bruno, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Xaman Ik is located on a stretch of white sand beach in an upscale oceanfront locale 27 km east of the port town of Progreso. There are several local restaurants and ruins of an ancient Mayan village just minutes away. Eco-tours and bird watching can be found in the nearby lagoons. Buses go by the door, but a car is recommended. Lots of on-site parking.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Tropical
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