If you are looking for somewhere off the beaten path that is quiet, secluded and completely peaceful this is the vacation rental for you. The house has all the amenities you need. All you need to bring is your personal entertainment device to stream videos and movies or you can just watch the amazing stars and fireflies at night.
Our recent stay at Yum Botic was amazing! Upon arrival we were greeted by Lalo and Dani, the caretakers who gave us a complete run down on the property (thank you to the translation apps as our Spanish is virtually nonexistent!). We quickly got settled in and enjoyed the first evening enjoying the amazing views and listening to the ocean. The peace and tranquility were just what we needed and the property's beachfront is pristine (great job Lalo!). The house was impeccably kept and very clean and had all the basic necessities such as spices, paper towels etc. We stocked up in Tulum so were well prepared with all the foods we needed such as coffee, condiments and our main food items. Highly recommend stocking up ahead of time as if this is your first time gathering supplies can be a little challenging in the local mini-supers where you will get all your needs.
Lalo and Dani were great, pulling out the kayaks and setting up the hammocks for us every morning, not to mention the daily maintenance on the beach cleaning up the seagrass that came in overnight to ensure easy access to the water. They even assisted us with getting a few supplies such as charcoal for the grill (which we forgot in our gathering) and assisted with any issues that we encountered, such as locking ourselves out as the front patio door key was a little challenging to operate due to the inevitable corrosion from the sea air.
We of course ventured into town, the first time on cruise ship day, which definitely increases the population of Mahahual! For future visits to town we avoided "tourist" times and found the town quiet and charming. Our favourite foods came from the "Nam Nam" just a few steps off the beach. We highly recommend their chimichangas, but everything we tried there was excellent. The Krazy Lobster was also a good eating experience, and is right on the beach. I had the Krazy Lobster dish which although a little pricey comparatively speaking, was excellent! We also tried some barbecue chicken from the little shop just across from the soccer field, which again was very good. Functioning ATMs can be a challenge, but we found that the hotel on the way to the port was the most reliable and the Mini Super there also had a wider variety of items, the Bodega also in this area has the largest selection for supplies.
Overall I would give this stay a 4.5 rating (only because there is always room for improvement), and would highly recommend it to anyone!
We stayed at Yum Botic over new years for a total of 9 days and could not have been happier with our choice. Not only is the house large and very comfortable, but the property is just simply amazing and perfect if you seek to get away from hectic holidays and want to spend your holidays in what we would call "paradise".
The house itself offers everything you could wish for: from kitchen supplies to spices and basic ingredients, towels, a kayak, hammocks, a fantastic view from the terrace over the caribbean sea, plenty of traditional Mexican decorations... The house is very clean and everything just works. One could not wish for more.
All in all the perfect location to spend a dream vacation in Mexico, 100% recommended.
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Although the service was excellent, and house and beach were wonderful, there were many things that we were expecting that didn't live up to par. We thought there was air conditionning and full electricity, however the generator and solar panels are so old that they cant even keep up with the ceiling fans. The sewer gas was also backing up into the showers so we had to keep them covered at all times. Many windows didn't have bug screens and most were missing drapery for privacy. The house was also a lot further from any amenities than expected, and there is no access to a bank for 2 hours minimum. Also the dogs barked all night!
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