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Inside the Mayan Palapa....The Mayan Palapa King size bed.
4 ROOMS HOME In the heart of the Mayan culture
4 ROOMS HOME In the heart of the Mayan culture
10 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
4.5 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
4.5 baths

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Up to 10 guests can stay at "Chez Estele"
Our home features 2 Colonial style rooms, 2 palm thatch Mayan style palapas, 4 Bathrooms, fully furnished kitchen, NETFLIX, WIFI, satellite TV, ON SITE GATED PARKING, 2 PLUNGE POOLS, 5 hammocks.

The space

Our home is located 5 blocks from downtown, on a huge lot (4400 square metres or 14500 sqaure feet) with plenty of trees to hang the hamacs, the property is enclosed, so very safe for the kids to play in the woods, jet only a 10 minute walk to downtown.

Interaction with guests

We live 2 blocks from the house, we have worked in the hotel industry for almost 20 years, so you will not be dealing with amateurs.

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $75 NZD
Security Deposit $452 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

12 Reviews

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Antonia User Profile
October 2017
This was a fantastic place to stay! Clean drinking water. Cozy rooms. Special welco.e basket and attention to every detail like plush bath towels. The hosts were so friendly and responsive. Excellent!

Giancarlo User Profile
April 2017
Charming home for the whole family. Relax in any of the comfortable rooms and enjoy a short walk to restaurants and shops.

Lisa User Profile
March 2017
We were a group of 7 siblings and spouses ages 30-40 who traveled to Valladolid and stayed 4 nights at Chez Estele. We could not have asked for a better home base for our Yucatán travels. The property is so beautiful and relaxing, with plenty of space for everyone to spread out and have privacy while also providing multiple common areas for eating, talking, grilling, playing cards or taking a dip in a plunge pool. I will echo the other reviews in saying that Rafael and Estele provided everything we could possibly need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, going above and beyond any expectations to make sure we felt at home. They replied quickly to any questions we had and were very helpful with recommendations for dining and activities. We had so much fun in the Valladolid area, and Chez Estele was a huge part of that. It's so much more than just a place to sleep; we were only sad that we didn't have enough time to spend an entire day just relaxing and enjoying the property! Thank you, Rafael and Estele, for making our vacation so memorable!

Emma User Profile
March 2017
We really enjoyed our stay with Estele and Rafael! They were very welcoming and thoughtful hosts. They were quick to respond to our requests and questions when we had them. We loved the home set up (especially the palapas!). The home had all the amenities we needed. Thanks again for an amazing stay!!

Tereza User Profile
March 2017
We came to Valladolid and as we liked our stay in Rafa's place before we booked it again. And it was amazing! The place is quiet, private and I love the Mexican colonial style. We found oranges to make fresh juice and organic eggs to prepare our breakfast in the morning. Then Rafael took our family to private tour to Chichen Itzá and Izamal. Rafael is a knowledgeable guide and all day was about our wishes and needs. Thank you Rafael and I hope we can come again soon! Při naší první návštěvě Valladolidu se nám u Rafaela moc líbilo, tak jsme se tam znovu vrátili. Moc se mi líbí mexický koloniální styl, ve kterém je celé ubytování i soukromí a klid, který nabízí. Ráno jsme našli pomeranče na čerstvý džus a domácí vajíčka k snídani. Pak nás Rafael vzal na úžasný výlet na Chichen Itzá a do Izamalu. Doporučuju tento výlet všem, koho zajímá mayská historie a kultura. Rafael je nejen skvělý hostitel ale i průvodce, který toho hodně ví. Výlet byl jen pro naši rodinu a tak se dal upravit k našim potřebám. Díky Rafaeli, doufám, že se budeme moct brzy vrátit.

Elaine User Profile
March 2017
Our stay at Chez Estele was the best experience of our entire vacation! It's a large, lovely, secure, quiet setting and Estele is the perfect hostess, answering all our questions, needs and wants. We asked for a guitar and she loaned us one! There were bicycles for our use. We asked about having someone come out to give us massages and she arranged it! Her restaurant recommendations were great...especially enjoyed El Atrio. We wanted to use the outdoor bbq, and she gave us the charcoal. We were a group of 6, aged 39-70. All the beds were amazingly comfortable, great showers, kitchen well stocked including fresh fruit, bottled water, coffee, fresh eggs from their own chickens. They provided organic shampoo, soaps, conditioner, lotion. The pools were a wonderful way to cool off! Personally, I recommend sleeping in one of the palapa bedrooms, though the indoor rooms were equally air-conditioned and comfortable. The internet service is great. There are televisions as well, but we never used them. This place is a few blocks from El Centro, so sometimes we walked and sometimes took a taxi for 25 pesos. There is a lavanderia a couple blocks away, park, church, small restaurants within easy walking distance. From here we took a taxi to Ek Balam ruins and cenote. We hired private transportation for $125USD/day and visited Izamal, Ik Kil cenote, Chichen Itza, Piste and other small towns. We loved it here and will come again. I can't think of a single complaint or disappointment. It's a perfect vacation rental!

Suneil User Profile
January 2017
Rafael and Estelle were great hosts! They gave us plenty of tips on where to eat/go/play! The location is a 5-10 minutes walk to the heart of Valladolid, but in a neighborhood that is extremely clean and quiet. We loved it!

Valladolid, MexicoJoined in March 2014
Rafael User Profile

We are a French-Mexican couple, we met in Atlanta Ga., USA, 21 years ago. Nous parlons FRANÇAIS, We speak ENGLISH, Hablamos ESPAÑOL.
We both lived in the States, France and we then settled in Mexico 6 years ago.
I, Rafael, lived for 10 years in France where I worked in the Hotel industry, before moving to Puerto Aventuras in 2011 where I worked as a Concierge in a small Luxury hotel located on the Mayan Riviera.
Then, I became a Tour guide going places like Tulum, Coba or Ek Balam.
I am actually a Certified Tour Guide.
As for my French wife, Estele, she worked as well in the De Luxe Hotel industry as a Concierge along the Mayan Riviera and lately as a Languages school teacher at the local school of Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo.
Our dream to put into practice our concierge knowledge and experience as well as Service towards our guests finally came true here in Mexico in December 2014. And we are very excited about it!
We both speak English, French and Spanish and are fond of Languages and we have always lived in a multicultural environment.
And so far, we have welcomed travelers from all over the world!...
New Zealand, Australia, Iceland,...
We would like to thank all the guests thanks to whom this dream came through since we opened in December 2014!
A special Thank You to our 1st Airbnb guest, a French counterpart: Emmanuel!
Welcome! Bienvenidos! Bienvenus!
"Mi casa es su casa!"

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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