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Luxury oceanfront Villa situated on the white sand beach**NEW: A/C IN BEDROOMS**

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,150 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Spectacular Villa to sleep up to 7 people right in front of the beach

If your idea of a dream vacation includes your whole family and friends, white sandy beaches, green-turquoise seas, friendly people and luxury accommodations, our Villa Shanska, next to Villa Xaman-Nah, is the perfect place for you!!!.

This luxury Villa can accommodate up to 7 people. Villa Shanska is the Villa sister of Villa Xaman-Nah, and together can accommodate up to 13 people!!!!.

Or if you prefer to enjoy and spend your vacations in a spectacular luxury Villa, with more amenities and larger rooms, this Villa is your best choice.

EXCURSIONS TO CHICHEN ITZA: Add an incredible touch of culture, adventure and Mexican flavor to your vacation. During your stay in El Cuyo or the Riviera Maya, take some time to visit one of the most amazing archeological sites in Mexico: Chichen Itza. This mystical Mayan city, made up of a series of pyramids, has recently been named as one of the New Wonders of the World.

During this deluxe excursion, you will know more about the Mayan culture, in particular the history, myths and legends that surround Chichen Itza. We are sure you'll be amazed by the beautiful constructions at this ancient city, used to worship the gods. These include the Temple of a Thousand Columns, the Ballcourt, and the most famous ones, the Pyramid of Kukulkan and the Observatory. These edifices are a clear example of the advanced astronomical and mathematical knowledge of ancient Mayan civilization. Once you finish your fascinating tour of Chichen Itza, get ready to enjoy a nourishing meal.

Ek Balam - Mayan Ruins: Ek' Balam is located in the east-central part of Yucatan , approximately 80 km from El Cuyo . It dates back to 300. b.C, before the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadores.

The archeological zone covers approximately 12 square kilometers, including a central religious area of about 1 square kilometer where the elite resided. This area was protected and separated from the rest of the original city by 3 walls with five separate entrances each beginning a sak be' ooob, or ancient white roads.

Ek' balam shares characteristics common to the most important ancient Maya cities, including monumental, architecture, walls, stele and so-called Serpent Hieroglyphics, beautiful sculptures carved of blocks of stone, a ball court, a network roads as well as texts written in glyphs.

Many buildings feature extraordinary sculptures carved in stone or modeled stucco, either polychromatic or a mixture. Visitors today are astonished by the craftsmanship of the ancient artists.

Ecotourism Yucatan: Yucatan has no doubt a host of attractions that you visit through ecotourism can perform various activities and have direct contact with nature, learn about the culture, traditions and Mayan roots.

In ecotourism can make bird watching, swimming in the cool waters of the mystical Mayan cenotes, cave diving practice, through the mangroves, Mayan ceremonies to attend, make type mountain biking, kayaking and sport fishing, These are some activities you can undertake in the company of your family and holiday different and unforgettable.

In addition to your visit you will have opportunity to contribute to the conservation of natural and cultural resources of the region, coexists with the Maya communities and be part of them in this adventure that is Yucatan.

Cenote Xcanche - Ek Balam

The Xcanché cenote is located 1.5 km from the archaeological site of Ek Balam, to reach the can make trucks and / or type mountain bike.

This site is operated by a cooperative indigenous Mayan.

More Details

Property Manager
Marilu Beck
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Staying at your property was 1 of the highlights of our life together as a family, we want to thank you for making it all possible for us to enjoy such a wonderful stay. at some point we will want to come back and enjoy it once again, most likely within 1 year. Please share our gratitude with your wonderful staff and till then stay safe. Love from the mack family.
Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
200 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
100 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Fishing: the extraordinary marine life around El Cuyo presents a mysterious world of adventures. This is the reason why fishing is one of the activities most exciting and relaxing here. El Cuyo has a great diversity of fish.

The lighthouse: we highly recommend that you visit the nearby lighthouse. From the top you can appreciate and take photos of the gorgeous views from the wide open sea to the estuary that borders this town of fishermen.

Spectacular walks along the beach: walking over water seems to be possible in El Cuyo beaches. Try gathering seashells in the morning between 8 AM and 9 AM when the sun is not as strong. Many different kinds of all colours, shapes, and sizes can be found beyond the town pier and boat landing. Here you'll often be the only ones on the beach.

Golf cart rental: the best option in order to travel around El Cuyo is to rent golf carts. They rent by the hour and provide a pleasant way to tour this picturesque town.

Other Activities: snorkelling in cenotes, dive in caverns, visit archaeological sites


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in El Cuyo, Mexico

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , hot & cold water
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • ****NEW AMENITY AT VILLA SHANSKA: A/C IN BEDROOMS FOR OUR GUESTS ENJOYMENT!!!!**** Villa Shanska has 2 bedrooms. The Master Bedroom has luxurious details, with a lush king-size bed, beautiful wood and offers an amazing view of the tranquil waters of the sea. The second bedroom has a bunk bed, one double sofa bed and 2 single beds. This bedroom is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden and offers privacy and a feeling of peace, with a daily concert performed by the birds outside your windows.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury oceanfront Villa situated on the white sand beach**NEW: A/C IN BEDROOMS**
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Perfect house, beach front and lots of palm trees

  • 5 of 5

Really comfortable house on the beach, spacious and full equipped.

We have an amazing time in this house witch is perfect to relax in paradise. The combination of beach front and all the palm trees around the house are just perfect.

Owners are very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Normandie, FRANCE

excellent for rest and quiet

  • 4 of 5

The house is very spacious and very clear.

Gaby and Iraide are welcoming and help us for every thing...cooking, informations,tour of flamencos,isla Holboch ...

For us the weather was not very good...

We appreciate to speak with them about their life ,their children,thier work,Mexico...and also go shopping in the little grocers of El Cuyo.

The vew on the sea and the beach is always pleasant...

We have a car...it's essentiel.

(we don't like plastic crockery!!! ah! the French!...)

We are very happy: "Villa Shanska" is a very good choice!

(excuse me...my english is not very good...)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very kind to take the time to leave your comments. Each time I read a review for our Villa Shanska or our Villa Xaman-Nah in El Cuyo, I almost transport back there on the terrace watching the turquoise water lap up on the beach. We hope you can visit again. All the best, Marilu
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in El Cuyo, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

$300 US dollars fully refundable security deposit required payable at villa

(cash or traveller checks).
* If your reservation is done in 30 days before your arrival, the complete payment is needed on having done your reservation.

* If the reservation is done before 60 days, there is needed a deposit of 50 %

to make the reservation. You will have to confirm your reservation and pay the rest 30 days before the date of your arrival.

• All holiday reservations require the complete payment to consider them to be considered confirmed.

• Holidays are defined as the weeks of: US Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter.

• The payment of the rent of the Villa cannot be prorated between different persons. A person has to take the responsibility of doing the payment for the rent of the property.
The following assessments will apply to cancellations for Villa Shanska:

-Cancellation prior 90 days from arrival date will result in the forfeit of one night’s rent

-Cancellation prior 60 days from arrival date will result in the forfeit of 50% of deposit

-Cancellation prior 30 days from arrival date will result in the forfeit of 100% of deposit

-Cancellation prior 20 days from arrival date will result in the forfeit of 100% of total rent

-There are no refunds on cancelled holiday reservations

-Holidays are defined as the weeks of: US Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.