Casa Yamulkan, an open and easy beach house that is the perfect space for friends and family seeking a sophisticated, comfortable retreat, on the soft sand beach on Soliman Bay.
Casa Yamulkan is a sturdy stucco beach house spread over 3 comfortable levels. The main level includes a fully equipped kitchen and dining area which lead onto the living area. This area opens to a lovely beachside terrace spanning the main level. The very spacious beachside terrace, with its coconut trees and fringed by local palms, is furnished for outdoor dining and comfortable lounging. The main level is spacious and airy, drawing on the tropical hideaway theme with rich hardwoods and the roof soaring 18 feet into the air.
Casa Yamulkan sits just forty feet from the water's edge along the incredible sand beach of Soliman Bay. This large crescent shaped bay with its amazing aquamarine waters is home to only a few private beach homes and is never crowded. An outer barrier reef protects the bay, keeping the water calm and making a perfect haven for tropical fish, manta rays and other marine life. Solimon Bay is therefore excellent for snorkeling and sea kayaking. On the beach, Casa Yamulkan guests enjoy a shade palapa furnished with hammocks and lounge chairs for relaxing and enjoying the fabulous view.
Casa Yamulkan sleeps 10 in full comfort. On the main level are two air-conditioned bedrooms, both of traditional stucco construction. Each of those bedrooms is furnished with a king-size bed and has its own bath. Additionally there is a television room (with a fold out couch) which can double as a sleeping room for large groups. Here you can enjoy SKY satellite television programming, or listen to music on the CD player. Wireless Internet is available with pre-paid connection cards (available on site).
On the upper level there are two attractive sleeping areas sharing a bathroom, one with a double bed and the other with two twin beds. They have great views of the emerald green vegetation and coastline off in the distance. Both bedroom areas are furnished with ceiling fans, and look down mezzanine style onto the living/dining room area, perfect for the younger members of the group.
There is also a very spacious sleeping area with its own private entrance just off the upstairs veranda. This room, with large windows that catch the breeze, is private for guests seeking a little solitude from the main house. It is furnished with a queen bed, a mahogany writing table and chairs, and a sofa and coffee table, and has a comfortable bathroom with shower and its own terrace with table and chairs offering a marvelous view of Soliman bay.
Go one more level up, and you are greeted by a glorious roof terrace, with spectacular views over the bay to the east and the lush Mayan jungle to the west. This is the perfect place for enjoying morning coffee, sunning, watching the sunset with your favorite cocktail at hand, or stargazing at the beautiful Caribbean night sky.
There are two kayaks for those who want to be energetic, and two dogs who come with the house. A new gas grill is also available for guest use.
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, beach towels, concierge, games, private chef, movie/video library, 7kms from tulum amenities, 3 restaurants located on tankah, beach walking, exceptional views, 2 kayaks, beach shade palapas, outdoor shower, beach, water park, restaurant at soliman bay hotel, purified drinking water, sian ka'an unesco biosphere, cd player, laundry service available, residential gated community, cookware, beachcombing, nearby golf course, archaeological sites, exceptional sunrises, locking closet, deep sea fishing, hammocks, cenotes nearby, museums, theme park, restaurant w/in walking distance, wildlife viewing, water access, coffee maker, secluded, many nearby services in tulum, crib, utensils, eco-center, sight-seeing, craft shopping, scuba diving, nearby grocery, snorkeling....Read more
Casa Yamulkan Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico located in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the manager for more details
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Left on 07/30/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 30, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Firstly, Akumal Direct and Marcia Kirby assist us each time we book a trip to the area and we are always very pleased with their expertise and extra attention to each detail. We feel well cared for and informed.
We have stayed in Casa Yamulkan before, but this trip was merely a day visit with luncheon and our group of 4 each offer a score of perfect 10 to our experience!
As we enjoyed use of the shady palapa area with loungers and hammocks, and kayaked out to the reef to snorkel, our hosts prepared a meal that we had pre-ordered from their online menu.
We hoped to have leftovers, to enjoy for future meals at our condo and we were completely blown away by the quantity of the food served. The quality of the meal most impressive!!
As far as staying at Casa Yamulkan...in my book there is no better location and we love this space. Both cozy and spacious with wonderful caretakers, who take very good care of the property and the visitors. We love the dogs on site and they seemed to remember us.
Solimon bay is dreamy, quiet, but never boring, with top notch snorkeling just outside your door.
Left on 05/14/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | FixReviewed May 14, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
The place is just the best in the Riviera Maya, for those looking for a balance between snorkling the reef, a good marguerita on the beach and being close to everything to see in the Mexican Caribean Read more
Left on 01/04/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 4, 2010Stayed Dec 2009
Overall it was a good experience. The location of the house to the water was perfect. There were some things that didn't live up to expectations. The toaster didn't work, the television didn't work-- these were unimportant. The wireless was spotty, sometimes non-existent and there were mosquitoes and sand fleas like crazy in the house. We had coils burning almost constantly. Everyone had bites everywhere. There were other bugs that were somewhat expected- a scorpion in a bathroom and roaches in the kitchen. The hammocks for the beach palapa weren't in place when we got there and we had to ask for them a couple of days later when we realized they should have been there.
The weather was quite nice and the quiet was wonderful. We enjoyed looking for hermit crabs in the evening, snorkeling and reading in the hammocks during the day. If we were to do this again, we would probably rent a beach house in Akumal beach since there are places to walk-- restaurants for instance.
The caretaker, Jerry, was very attentive and did his best to keep things going. We had him cook a meal one evening and thoroughly enjoyed it.
We read some of the books in the house and left a couple of ours behind.
Left on 04/18/2009 for a stay in January 2009 | Moragh L.Reviewed Apr 18, 2009Stayed Jan 2009
We recently stayed at Casa Yamulkan for a week after Christmas. The pictures on the internet do not do the house justice. The ocean is only steps away from the house, and the natural decor, from the seashell decorations and lovely thatched vaulted roof, provide a beautiful and relaxing transition from outdoors to indoors. We ate breakfast and lunch on the patio at the big table looking out onto Solimon Bay, which we likened to a giant saltwater swimming pool as it is so shallow. We swam, took the kayaks out and truly enjoyed the beautiful and serene private beach. There is a very handy outdoor shower on the patio so the sand was able to stay outside where it belongs!
We love to cook so we were delighted with the very well equipped kitchen. The “San Francisco” supermarket in Tulum was only a 10-minute drive and it had everything we needed. One night we hired Jerry, the caretaker/trained chef to cook for us and feasted on a delicious and very well priced authentic Mexican meal. We also used the barbeque for a fun night with our neighbours, dining on fresh fish bought from the market.
The well cared for house was always lovely and cool with just the ceiling fans on while we were there. The beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms and showers spacious with lots of hot water, and the satellite TV handy for our son the sports fan! One bathroom had grilled windows and a door so we could leave all our valuables locked up while we were away at one of our day trips.
We chose just a few of the many outings, as we were there primarily to relax on the beach and we want to save some things for our next visit! We had a great afternoon snorkeling in a nearby cenote and on another day drove to Coba to see the Mayan ruins. We have seen the ruins at Tulum on a previous trip, which I would also recommend.
I have rented houses through the internet before, and the customer service, information and instructions provided by Marcia at Akumal Direct were outstanding. There
"Family stay at Casa Zazil Ha (aka Casa Yamulkan)"
Left on 03/10/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Victoria R.Reviewed Mar 10, 2009Stayed Mar 2009
This is a beautiful house right on a magnificent, quiet beach. It was perfect for our family of 6 adults and 5 children (ages 5 - 3 years). The snorkeling in the bay is amazing. The house is a 15 minute drive to Tulum. We all had a wonderful time and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to escape in paradise. We are already talking about coming back next year.
Left on 09/20/2008 for a stay in September 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 20, 2008Stayed Sep 2008
The "swiss family robinson" house was great. The house dogs were not a problem for us, but I could see how someone might be bother. They ought to mentioned to other guests. Jere food was decilious, however a little expensive. If we had known more spanish we would have known what we were in for. Maybe a price list with the menu would be helpful. I would go back in a spilt seconds. Loved it, Cindy
Left on 08/25/2008 for a stay in August 2008 | Sue G.Reviewed Aug 25, 2008Stayed Aug 2008
We had a lovely time and great adventure. The property is wonderfully remote and private, yet close to shopping, tennis and golf. We were warmly welcomed by Jeramia and Rhett. Rhett checked in on us frequently and gave great information. Jeramia's caretaking of the house along with his wife Gisella was excellent. We all highly recommend his cooking. Two weeks was not enough time to enjoy the house and the beach. Sitting on the beach at night and enjoying the starry sky was unforgettable. Touring the Mayan ruins at Tulum is a must. Overall, one of our best vacations ever. Thanks to one and all, Marcia Kirby, Rhett, Jerimia, Gisella, hope I didn't leave anyone out.
Left on 08/19/2008 for a stay in February 2008 | Karen M.Reviewed Aug 19, 2008Stayed Feb 2008
I would recommend Casa Yamulkan to anyone seeking a quiet, relaxing, vacation with friends and/or family. The casa is gorgeous, the property manager and staff are fantastic and we couldn't have asked for more. Thanks from our entire family!
Left on 05/05/2008 for a stay in April 2008 | Michelle H.Reviewed May 5, 2008Stayed Apr 2008
Casa Yamulkan was perfect for our family. We loved the mexican feel of the decor, the beautiful palapa roof, the beach, the snorkeling, the kayaks. We liked the location on Soliman Bay and felt it was at a quieter end and a little less turtle grass to go through. Snorkeling and swimming in the bay was definitely a highlight. The caretaker was very helpful and the meals he cooked were fantastic. The location was far enough away from the business of Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, but close to many activities. A week was not enough to see and do all we would have liked. We'll be back.
Left on 04/29/2008 for a stay in June 2007 | Jennifer v.Reviewed Apr 29, 2008Stayed Jun 2007
We had a wonderful time at Casa Yamulkan. The house sits right on the beach and you have your own private palapa for shade. We spent many hours lounging in the palapa, walking along the beach, snorkeling, and paddling around in the sea kayak. Jeramias cooked a delicious dinner for us one evening. Don't miss Oscar y Lalo's restaurant!
Left on 04/10/2008 for a stay in March 2008 | liz l.Reviewed Apr 10, 2008Stayed Mar 2008
It was everything advertised and more. Our whole family loved it and will have memories to last a lifetime and thats a long time as the youngest was 7 months old!!!! It was the nicest house on the beach and everything was in immaculate condition A dream come true Liz
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