- Englisch, Spanisch
Partys / Events nicht erlaubt
Haustiere nicht möglich
Max. Anzahl Gäste:8 (Schlafplätze für bis zu 6 Erwachsene)
Smoking is ONLY allowed outside. Smoking is not permitted inside the house.
100% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 60 Tage vor Anreise.
Erholsamer Urlaub auf Yucatan
Casa Manalou ist ein sehr schönes Ferienhaus direkt am Meer. Wir waren als Familie (2 Erwachsene + 2 erwachsene KInder 18 und 27 Jahre) eine Woche im Februar 2010 dort und haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man braucht. Sicherheitsbedenken hatten wir zu keiner Zeit -trotz relativer Einsamkeit. Die Nachbarschaft ist sehr ruhig, so dass man wirklich super entspannen kann. Ein Auto ist ratsam. Aber es gibt auch genügend Taxis, die man für Fahrten nutzen kann. Zum Reef ist es ratsam ein Boot zu mieten -direkt vom Strand ist es nur für sehr gute Schwimmer erreichbar. Auf der Rückseite des Grundstücks beginnt der Mangrovenwald, in dem man sehr gut Nasenbären, verschiedene Vogelarten und Reptilien beobachten kann.
Fazit: für Entspannungsurlaub super geeignet - nichts für Partyurlaub oder Animationsurlauber.
Clean home with a great view
My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights with our three children (ages 10, 6 and 6). The house is clean and spacious. Louis and Anna were great hosts - very communicative and welcoming. They greeted us with margaritas and fruit for the family. They also came a few days into our stay to change our bath towels. The house has a casual, beach cottage feel - perfect for an easy going family get away. The a/c is only in the bedrooms, and they worked well. Would have loved a washing machine and dishwasher, but it really had everything else we needed. Louis and Anna left things like bars of soap in the bathrooms, dish soap, coffee filters, lighter fluid, salt/pepper, etc which was very helpful.
Location is good - in a row of beach homes between two resorts. Takes about 10 minutes to get to the stores off of 307 and just a few more to get to downtown Puerto Morelos for the restaurants, etc. You feel secure but we appreciated having a car here. We were able to travel easily from this location to Tulum, Isla de Mujeres, and to a few cenotes from here.
Pool is great - our children spent hours in it every day! The sandy area is beautiful - shaded by palm trees so it's very pleasant to sit in and have a cup of coffee - just don't set your chair under the coconuts!
The beach is not usable at all at this time. The stairs down from the seawall end into a huge pile of seaweed and the sand has washed away. The sargassum is a problem in the entire area (the only beach we saw without it was on Isla de Mujeres), and that's obviously not the fault of the owners. However, the nice thing about this house set-up is that the seawall blocks the view of all the seaweed and you can just enjoy the view of the open ocean from the house. The smell didn't bother us. I'd definitely still recommend this house, but I am hopeful for these owners and the whole region that the sargassum goes away soon!
A very nice young family, that went with the flow, and took advantage of the things in the area to enjoy their vacation. Lamentably, sargasso this year cannot be avoided, as it recently has been floating into all beaches from Florida to South America, and the Carribbean is no exception. The government here does as good of a job that is possible, cleaning the larger municipal beaches as quickly as possible, and there are two larger beaches just 10 minutes away, but some days the amount that floats in is just overwhelming . Sargasso is unpredictable, and it comes, and it goes. Fortunately, it will be gone by fall, and one day hopefully, it will just disappear completely during this time of year also, like other natural phenomenon, and not return.
It actually looks like the pictures! Bring your hammock; the yard is perfect. We didn't think we'd use the pool at all and ended up using it everyday. We swam out from our beach once, just because that's cool to do. We were rarely aware of any people nearby. Lovely to have a caretaker on site--we were never aware of him either except when we sought him out. Full moon from the rooftop was incredible. Bedrooms completely comfortable. Everything we needed in kitchen. Ate in town once a day when we were out on excursions.
Lovely House on the Beach
We really enjoyed our stay. The kids loved having the pool close by, seeing the sunning lizards and hearing the waves. Louis and Anna communicated really well in advance and were very helpful when our daughters got sick. Only small downside was all the seaweed in the ocean which kept us from going in the ocean or using the beach.
Another lovely family who were great guests, and easy to host. A word about seaweed. It is a necessary part of the echo system that randomly comes ashore, and replenishes beaches the world over, and helps hold the sand. These guests were here for only 7 nights, and it just so happened that more than an average amount of seaweed floated in from the open ocean during their stay. For two years we had none. A week later the seaweed not covered by sand has floated away to another beach. If it is something you don't wish to deal with, there is always another beach very close by where there is none. It is not harmful. You can walk thru it, and on it, and swim thru it to get to clear water. It tickles. It won't hurt you. Nobody knows when it's going to float in, or how much, or when the waves will take it back out into the ocean current. It's common to see seaweed on the beach one morning, and the next morning it's completely gone, or it could keep floating in for several days. You never know which beach it will hit, when, or how much. Most weeks, in any given year, there is no seaweed. If it floats in when you are here, just do what the locals do, which is, walk, or swim thru it, or head to a nearby beach that has none.
Peaceful location - Great home!
We enjoyed our stay. The hosts were wonderful and had margaritas waiting for us! Aldo the caretaker was available for anything! Clean home, lots of space and very private. This is just for heads up, if you want to lay out on the beach it’s not a reality. The seaweed is bad everywhere this year, and the beach part was covered in seaweed. We did get 3 days of no seaweed during our stay. In Puerto Moreles there is Billy’s Cancun that is in the beach with great food and beach chairs or the UNICO beach club if you want to lounge and have a beach day. Town was always great for shopping or food or just to have cocktails! Thanks so much for a wonderful and very relaxing stay!
It was a pleasure hosting these guests, and we hope they return someday. They took advantage of several activities, and venues in the area, and had a fun vacation. We are sorry about the seaweed, but seaweed is a reality, on any beach, anywhere, at any given time. It happens. It is the material that holds the sand and replenishes the beach. It's misleading to say it's heavy this year as the cycle is NORMAL. Some of it just happened to float in while these folks were here. Most days throughout the year, there is little or no seaweed. Nature takes it's course. We are in a very ecologically conscious area, and therefore we are not permitted to remove it, as seaweed avoids future beach erosion. Larger public beach areas with heavy equipment, bury it under the sand, but all year it floats in, and it floats back out. It's not harmful, and many guests just clear a spot, and put their towels down. Some days it's here, and other days it's there, as the currents take it, and deposit it on all beaches. If you don't like dealing with it, we have a sandy beach area inside the seawall, so there is always sand to play in when there is seaweed outside the seawall. Plus, there is always a large public beach nearby to go to until the seaweed floats out again.
great house smack dab on the beach
just returned from 10 nights @ this beautiful house. we've rented lots of vacation homes & this one is one of the best. it's about a 10 min ride to town so you do need a rental car. we loved the privacy of this house. had a dance party out on the patio one night & didn't have to worry about bothering the neighbors. it's close to everything you want to do on the yucatan peninsula. we went to tulum one day & playa del carmen on the way back. easy drive w/nice highways. we also went to the crococun zoo which is just up the road, great experience. drove to cancun one day & took the ferry to isle mujeres. what a great trip that was. totallly recommend. aldo was a great care taker. even brought us snacks a couple of days when we were lounging in the pool. he also was right @ our car when we got home to carry anything in we may have bought. nice touch. it was great to know that he was there to watch the house when we weren't there, but he was never intrusive. all in all, a great experience. if we go back to that area, we will stay here again.almost forgot, luis & ana were great hosts. met us the night we got in w/margaritas & a huge fruit basket. drove us in to town so we knew the back way & showed us where to find the big grocery store. nice people
25 Minuten vom Flughafen Cancun, Cancun Stadt und Playa del Carmen. Einfach, zu allen wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten zu bekommen, doch befindet sich an einem ruhigen Strand in einer kleinen Bucht, mit ruhigem Wasser das ganze Jahr über. Perfekt zum Schnorcheln, Schwimmen, Skyboard und Sonnen.
Andere Aktivitäten: Einkaufen, Bootfahren, Basketball Court