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“Clean, and excellent food”

Review of Casa Cavu

Swimming Pool, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
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Swimming Pool, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu beachfront pool, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu outdoor living area, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu outdoor living, Tankah Bay
Aerial view of beach and pool.  Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu beachside view, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu and beach at Tankah Bay
View of Tankah Bay looking South
Exterior Casa Cavu
Exterior Casa Cavu
Casa Cavu
Casa Cavu
Exterior Casa Cavu
Casa Cavu Pool Area.
Upper ocean view terrace, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
View from the upper balcony of Tankah bay beach.
Azul waters and soft white sand in front of Casa Cavu,Tankah Bay
View of Tankah Bay looking north
Green sea turtle
Sunrise Tankah Bay S. Mollin Photography
Casa Cavu
Dining and Kitchen area
Great ocean views from dining area. Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Breakfast bar, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Fully equipped kitchen at Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Dining area at Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Sitting area with sliders out to the poolside.  Casa Cavu
Master Bedroom, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Master Bedroom with sliders out to the upper terrace. Casa Cavu.
Master ensuite bathroom, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Main level guest bedroom.
Main level guest bedroom.  Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Guest Bathroom, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Second guest bedroom with ocean view. Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Second guest bedroom with ocean view. Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula

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Jermoozle
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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67 reviews
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“Good Villa For The Price”
Reviewed May 2, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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This villa is overall a good value. My wife and I went there with two kids, 11 and 6.
There are some pluses and minuses. Let's start with the pluses:

If you want to get away, then this is for you. Generally a secluded area. There's a security checkpoint area down the road to the villa where some guys monitor the traffic in and out. The villa is kept very clean by Rocio. Her husband, Icidro, makes some great food. It's a little awkward to get used to being served like that if you're not used to that. However it's great not to have do the dishes after dinner. The inside of the villa is modest and decorated well. Location is good because you can quickly drive to Tulum or Akumal for groceries or restaurants, etc.

The negatives: There is no central A/C so the main room and kitchen can get hot for the non-mexicans who are used to living in A/C (we're from south Louisiana). You can adjust for this by going there in December (instead of end of April like we just did). There is only one TV in the main room, and the sofa is almost 20 feet away from it. My wife complained that there weren't enough towel racks for all of the wet clothes. The water in the house had a slight odor. This would make the bathrooms smell a little. This was well water I assume. The area in this bay was extremely windy which kept the water in the bay choppy and murky. This was also related to the time of year according to the locals. Again, go in December. The beach was a rock and sand mixture, not ideal for little ones. The pool is immediately like 4 feet deep so not very fun for my 6 y/o. The wind also keeps the pool from getting warm so it was really chilly.

Overall, if you don't mind roughing it a little in regards to the water and A/C, the house is a good value. If you're used to being able to escape the heat by going inside, then this is not the place for you. If you want a calm sandy beach for your little kids to play in, then this is not the place for you. However, it's a cozy immaculately kept villa with very warm caretakers for a pretty good price. You are expected to tip them generously. I was told by the villa manager that 150-200 US dollars was a good tip for a week.

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with teenagers Tourists
Large groups Rugged travelers
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Management Response
1 May 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts about your stay at Casa Cavu. We are thankful for the positive comments and we will make suggestions to management for anything that can be improved upon. Your business is appreciated.
Yes, the March and April can be windy months. The bay would appear stirred up and clarity would not be the best like when the sea is flat. Tankah does have coral rocks close into the sure due to the promixity of the inner coral reef ecosystem.
To address the negatives:
We am sorry you felt the house was too warm. Casa Cavu does not advertise central a/c. Our ads only state air conditioning in the bedrooms.
As for the TV, it is a large, flat screen 42 inch. There really is no other option for placement in the living/dining area.
If you needed anything during your stay such as more towels racks or lines to dry your clothes we am sure icidro would have been happy to accommodate your request. The staff does try hard to please.
Tips are according to your generosity and the level of service you receive. There is no requirement for tips, only suggestions. Yes, the water is from a cistern. All water has to be trucked into the house. The staff check for a smell. Thank you again for your comments.
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AZ
Reviewed April 14, 2011 for a stay in December 2010

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check-in / front desk Service
Travelling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 45-54
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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LA
Reviewed April 14, 2011 for a stay in November 2010

Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 45-54
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Connecticut
Reviewed April 15, 2010 for a stay in March 2010

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Management Response
15 Apr 2010
All beds in the house are new and have been upgraded to pillowtop mattresses. Pillows are new as well as all linens.
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Ste-Sophie d'Halifax, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed January 18, 2010 for a stay in January 2010

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VA
Reviewed December 1, 2009 for a stay in November 2009

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Menlo Park, CA
Reviewed June 21, 2009 for a stay in June 2009

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