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January 23 to 28th

Hi Cristina - We had a wonderful trip!  Both Casa Chanty and The Sun Suite were perfect.  We enjoyed getting to know Alberto and overall, the villas could not have been better. 
I think we will reserve again for next year. Are both rentals available 1/28/17 - 2/4/17?
- CT


December 27th January 3 2016

Cristina, John and Jan Phillips here. We just got back from a terrific week on the bottom floor of your Casa Chanty place and would like to leave a good review. How can I do that? Should it be on --------, VRBO or some other site? Also, your husband cooked the most marvelous meal for us one night! Thank you!
john & jan phillips



We just spent a week in november 2015 at Casa Chanty with our families and had a wonderful time. The place is very well kept, the house amenities (we had the ground floor unit) were perfect, workin wifii, air conditioner in every room, spacious kitchen and lounge area and big fridge, cable TV and more. The beach front pool is a plus for the little ones. Damian is there daily and took care of any of our needs which were none!!! Towels and linens are provided.

We saw baby turtles on our stay rushing to the ocean which is beautiful. We took long walks on the beautiful beach.

We had a car and went to the market in puerto morelos which is only 10' away.

I highly recommend this place and hope to be back next year!!!

MAY 2015

Thank you SO much for our wonderful vacation at Casa Chanty! We had a wonderful time and would love to come back one day soon. Alberto was fantastic and helped us with whatever we needed. :) The weather was incredible and the house met our needs perfectly! We really did have an incredible vacation and the kids are talking about coming back and staying again. SO, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU and we will be back one winter soon!!

JULY 2015

We wanted a family holiday with our two sons, daughters-in-law and 3 granddaughters aged 3-8. We wanted a place away from the crowds but within easy reach by car of Riviera Maya attractions and towns - and a good supermarket. This house was heaven. Right on a lovely beach, very comfortable with 3 bedrooms so that each couple could have privacy when they wanted it. 3 complete bathrooms too. A large and well-equipped kitchen/dining area and a large living room - and a great terrace with cool breezes when we wanted to get out of the sun. The swimming pool was very safe for kids. The clear sea is not flat calm here, so young kids need supervision, but ours loved playing in the waves. Good weather most of the time. Cristina (by e.mail) and Alberto and Damian (at the site) were most attentive. One air conditioner broke down and Alberto had it replaced with a brand new one within hours. No trouble with mosquitos. Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Xcaret all within 30 minutes drive. NB Your own transport is more or less essential, but driving is very easy, simple and safe. Also you must expect to cook all breakfasts and some other meals in the property (and thus save a lot of money!). Someone left an AAA guidebook that we used to find public beaches for a couple of outings. A tip - Do not miss Playa Xcacel, a nature reserve and turtle nesting site in a beautiful calm bay 66.5 km south of the entrance to Playa del secreto. The entrance is only visible when going north, marked by a sign with a turtle on it. 20 Pesos entrance fee! Closes by 5.00pm. We stopped there on the way back from Tulum, and we were so glad we did so instead of using the (rough, seaweed covered) beaches at Tulum.


APRIL 6 , 2015 Stayed: Mar 2015 Source: HomeAway

Desde el primer momento en que contacte con Cristina supe que nuestras vacaciones serían maravillosas, ya que resolvió todas nuestras dudas desde un inicio al igual que nos dio algunos tips para ahorrar en nuestro primer viaje al sur de México. Ya estando en la propiedad Alberto nos recibió de una manera muy cordial, al igual que nos hizo saber de los beneficios que teníamos al hospedarnos en su casa y siempre estuvo dispuesto a ayudarnos. La limpieza de la casa es muy buena y ademas incluía dentro del precio el servicio de limpieza sin ninguna costo extra, Daniel (que es el encargado de la limpieza) siempre atento a apoyar con cualquier cosa que necesitábamos. La playa fue maravillosa, de las mejores playas de la zona, con agua cristalina y arena blanca y lo mejor de todo a solo unos pasos de tu recamara. En síntesis una de las mejores vacaciones que hemos pasado en familia.

Muchas Gracias Alberto por tus atenciones y por siempre estar atento con nosotros y hacernos pasar unas vacaciones inolvidables. Saludos para tu esposa Cristina y para Daniel, Mi familia y yo esperamos visitarlos muy pronto de nuevo.
Aldo Ramos y Familia.

Submitted: Apr 6, 2015 Stayed: Mar 2015 Source: HomeAway

MARCH 8th of 2015

I almost hesitate to write this as I want to keep this amazing secret to myself! I have spent years coming to Mexico and the Riviera Maya, and I didn't think there were any "secret" areas left. I was wrong. This was a perfect place for two couples and a toddler, and would be great for a group who was looking to be away from crowds. Parents worldwide will understand why this is awesome: just think, laying on the beach while you listen to the waves and the quiet monitor while your kid naps. It was amazing - so beachfront that the monitor reached from the bedroom to the pool and beach. And infinite entertainment for the little one when she was awake (sand toys, big pool, "baby" pool aka for washing off your feet, ocean, boogie boards, did I mention sand?). She's still talking about it, and it was ten days of perfection. Cristina was also great and very helpful to us, even when we needed an extra day b/c of being snowed in at home.

Rent a car is good idea rentals in Cancun airport are easy and affordable and well worth it -Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen are both excellent for good food and groceries. We are seasoned Latin American travelers who speak Spanish, but this would be simple for anyone to do with access to maps .

This vacation was precisely what we wanted, and we hope to come back soon.

Submitted: Mar 28, 2015 Stayed: Feb 2015 Source: HomeAway

DECEMBER 17th of 2014

We rented a car at the airport so we could get around on our own. Grocery shopping was very simple. Went to Playa Del Carmen. I believe the name of the store was The Cherdraui. They sell everything like a super Walmart including alcohol. We did all our own cooking. The house had everything you needed to do this. There is no oven but, there is a toaster oven and a charcoal grill on the property. We were very content to stay in the home with the beautiful view and eat our meals out on the balcony. You cannot ask for a better view.

I enjoyed reading out by the pool and taking dips in the pool or ocean. Finished 3 books. My husband used the kayak with his new GoPro and also snorkeled. The beach was nice with fair amount of people walking.

There is a washing machine so, don't bring a lot of clothing. There is a stand to hang your wash on. No dryer. Clothes dried overnight due to the nice breeze blowing.

Damien would ask you if you wanted him to clean or not. He also took the trash. He changed our bedding 3 times. Didn't expect that. The place was very clean. We kept the doors closed due to mosquitoes. Really did not need the air conditioning with the windows open so we could enjoy the Caribbean air. Best to keep the windows closed though if you have the lights on because the little mosquitoes seemed to like the lights. Can't be helped, this is life in the tropics.

All the pictures you see on the website are very accurate. Including the 2 apartments which I also got to see.

Thank you Christina for having such a beautiful home in a beautiful spot. We went back to Cancun for our last night before traveling home and I soooo wanted to be back at Playa Del Secreto. If you want to get away and be away from crazy nightclubs, bars and people selling you things, stay here!!

Submitted: Dec 17, 2014 Stayed: Dec 2014 Source: HomeAway

Cristina,We had a wonderful and perfect stay in casa chanty!

Your home was comfortable. A great location away from crowds is what we wanted and we got it!

We hope to visit again!

The kids will have great memories too. They worked very hard on dishes and sweeping to keep things looking nice. I credit everyone's teamwork. Alberto was very helpful and we should have had more meals from the chef! ;)

Ciao! Kipling

Personal training

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