Reviews

Senior group of 10

"174084 - BEACH VILLA YUCATAN MEXICO. POOL, SLPS 10, 5 bedroom
The place was beautiful as advertised. Well furnished will all the amenities. We had an opportunity to meet the owners and they were fabulous and very helpful. They arranged for us to meet a guide and a driver to take us on many excursions and it was unbelievable. It was a great place to lounge around and the pool was a nice relief from the heat. We were close to the Ocean and had many opportunities to walk the beach. There is a live in housekeeper and they are very helpful with anything that may come up. We spent a Month there and if the opportunity comes up again, we would not hesitate to stay."

- KIM

Hello Stan and Annie,We are back home. We came back with great souvenirs from our trip. Your Castillo es magnifico! It was like on the pictures. We were a little bit scared at the beginning but we will recommend your place without a doubt. Lucio and Martha were very nice and Licia is beautiful. We cuddle her a lot. We passed a lot of time out of the house ; Progreso, Merida, Uman, San Igniacio, Telchac…we visited. My children appreciate their house, and food more now. 
We didn’t really understand about paying for the cleaning but Martha said that we had to pay her. So we gave her 50$ us for the week like you asked us but when I came back home I realised that you said that you would deduct it from the security deposit…so now it is already paid. We gave them extra money too and gifts for the baby. Some pictures to come in the next e-mail.
Thank you so much, it was a great experience. We are looking to buy a house in Mexico. 
We visited but nothing as beautiful as yours. 
Brigitte Canada. Renters March 2010

- Brigetts

30 odd years

30-odd years, including resort hotels on both coasts and small coastal villages. We've seen the Mexico destinations the travel brochures rave about and the "real Mexico" that budget guidebooks describe. What we were looking for on our most recent trip to Mexico was peace and quiet, without any rumbling trucks, honking horns, or Activities Directors shouting "Volleyball in 5 minutes." And we found it - in spades - in the penthouse at Castillo Nicte Ha, in Chicxulub, Yucatan. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. Hosts Stanley and Anie Gardner seem to have thought of just about everything we needed in the kitchen. And it was an easy drive into Progreso, just 9 miles away, to shop in the excellent local supermarket, (San Francisco de Assissi) which helped keep our dining costs down. We also enjoyed the occasional night out in one of Progreso's beach side restaurants. For anyone who prefers "off the beaten path" accommodation, in its most  agreeable and relaxing sense, we thoroughly recommend the Castillo Nicte Ha. Thanks to Anie and Stan for their thoughtful hospitality and Marta and Lucio for on-site assistance. Best wishes, Janis and David Kirk, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, David and Janis Renters Jan19,2010

- Janis and Dave

WE are so happy! 4/17/11 Your place is absolutely wonderful, everything is perfect, and I am in love with George Jr.(haha). We went dancing last night in Progresso with the locals until 2, music was  Cumbia-ish, but they had their own style and taught us! I was clearly the only blue eyed one in the place, and Paul is 6'-4, but they were so friendly Elizabeth

- Elizabeth

Your house is really beautiful though and everything was great! Some of the things we did were: Celestun, Merida (spent a night), San Ignacia cenote, the three cenotes where you go on the horse ride (very cool!) Uxmal pyramids and checked out Progreso pretty good (but it was very quiet) and the nearby areas Coco Beach, etc.
Thanks so much again, Stan & Annie! From all of us!

Jayne and Wes, see you soon! Hi Stan: No problem. I think we read about it in the Yucatan today. It was such a unique experience, you should recommend it to anyone who comes to your place. It was in Cuzuma. A bit of a drive but fine nevertheless. It's best to get there early in the day, as we had to wait quite a while for a horse cart. The driver takes you on a 4 person cart on these railway tracks led by the horse for about 7km. You visit 3 very diff. cenotes and can stay as long as you want at each stop. Your driver works for you. It is a bit hazardous for elderly. Go at your own risk for sure. It's fantastic though. Really, really unique. Crazy how they found them even. It's way out in the bush.Definately a highlight
 Thanks Stan, Jayne

- Jayne and WES

Buena Noche

Buena Noche,Just a few words to let you know how much we had enjoyed your Castillo.
We have appreciated the space we had with the family. We used the second floor, while the family with the 2 children (Martin, Nancy, Maxym & Mégane, used the 1st floor, and my daughter, Marie-Soleil, with the baby, Loumi, used the ground floor.
I personally loved the wood carved furniture. How exotic !
Everyone loved the swimming pool the children, even the 2 years old one, we took sometimes, up to 4 dips a day !
The big guys enjoyed the hammock and, you were right, the baby loved it.
We went on the beach every day but seldom swim since it was very windy.
Martha and Lucio were very nice and we found them very gentle and helpful when we needed their services, even though it was hard to communicate. All the toys we had for the children we left for the little girl Lisa.
We have been a bit around: Of course, Mérida two times, which is very nice; we took a city tour and had lunch at Amoro and dinner at Poncho.
We went to Celestun by ourselves, Martin rented a car since they needed it as well to go back to Cancun to take the plane back to Montreal. We had a good guide who showed us the flamingos and other bird species, mangrove and a fresh spring. We went through also a couple of typical Yucatan villages. I was really amazed to see all these direct descendants from the Maya. Their artisanal is very colorful ; unhappily we are at the beginning of the trip and I cannot overload my suitcase but the girls bought some nice pieces.
We had a fresh swim at Samula cenote towards Motul and had lunch at Telchac Puerto.

There would be a lot more to talk about but most importantly is thank you for that exchange, we would recommend your place anytime.
We send you attached a photo souvenir.

Yolande and Roch (from Quebec 4/1/12 to

Buena Noche,
Just a few words to let you know how much we had enjoyed your Castillo.
We have appreciated the space we had with the family. We used the second floor, while the family with the 2 children (Martin, Nancy, Maxym & Mégane, used the 1st floor, and my daughter, Marie-Soleil, with the baby, Loumi, used the ground floor.
I personally loved the wood carved furniture. How exotic !
Everyone loved the swimming pool the children, even the 2 years old one, we took sometimes, up to 4 dips a day !
The big guys enjoyed the hammock and, you were right, the baby loved it.
We went on the beach every day but seldom swim since it was very windy.
Martha and Lucio were very nice and we found them very gentle and helpful when we needed their services, even though it was hard to communicate. All the toys we had for the children we left for the little girl Lisa.
We have been a bit around: Of course, Mérida two times, which is very nice; we took a city tour and had lunch at Amoro and dinner at Poncho.
We went to Celestun by ourselves, Martin rented a car since they needed it as well to go back to Cancun to take the plane back to Montreal. We had a good guide who showed us the flamingos and other bird species, mangrove and a fresh spring. We went through also a couple of typical Yucatan villages. I was really amazed to see all these direct descendants from the Maya. Their artisanal is very colorful ; unhappily we are at the beginning of the trip and I cannot overload my suitcase but the girls bought some nice pieces.
We had a fresh swim at Samula cenote towards Motul and had lunch at Telchac Puerto.

There would be a lot more to talk about but most importantly is thank you for that exchange, we would recommend your place anytime.
We send you attached a photo souvenir.

Yolande and Roch (from Quebec 4/1/12 to 4/15/12)

- Yolanda Roch

We spent a very pleasant stay in the Villa Castillo Nicte-Ha in Yucatan.
We were very well received, the caretakers are warm. The house is very nice (swimming pool, terrace, hammocks) and is located 50 meters from the sea with a large quiet beach, accessible to children.This peaceful place is 10 km from Progreso, a small town , where we find all the shops, restaurants, library ... The Mayan sites are a few km, as well as haciendas and cenotes, where you can swim. The historic city of Merida is very interesting to visit, as well as Izamal.
The population is very friendly and welcoming. Go without fear, you will not regret it, you will return.
+++++++Alain and Marie-Josà © ROLAND ( French)

- +Alain and Marie-JosÃ

Beautiful Place

The place was beautiful as advertised. Well furnished will all the amenities. We had an opportunity to meet the owners and they were fabulous and very helpful. They arranged for us to meet a guide and a driver to take us on many excursions and it was unbelievable. It was a great place to lounge around and the pool was a nice relief from the heat. We were close to the Ocean and had many opportunities to walk the beach. There is a live in housekeeper and they are very helpful with anything that may come up. We spent a Month there and if the opportunity comes up again, we would not hesitate to stay

- Kim

Worth the nickel. for a retreat with friends.

A mix up on the cleaning fee, we gave Irma money direct, and we all cleaned up and left the place pretty nice. LIGHTS went on and off, all night. The hair dryer when plugged in drained the electric grid and made the lights dim. We did book late, and there was a mix up in the price posted on the Internet and what they actually wanted. They were kind and we worked it out.... But an overall thumbs up.
Very quiet, air conditioners worked. Nice furnishings. Safe, hot water.... The swimming pool was nice and cool.
 

- John Rovenstine