The kitchen areaThe beach right outside your door.

Entire home/flat

2 guests


1 bed

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About this listing

Sleep to Caribbean waves in your own well-appointed beach level suite with separate bath/shower, efficient kitchen, private entrance and terrace. Enjoy rooftop deck sunsets, snorkel nearby coral reefs, explore Mayan ruins. Parking. Hosts on-site.

The space

The beachside Topaz Suite on the ground ground floor of Casa Joya Escondida (Hidden Jewel) offers a stunning view of the beach and Caribbean waters with a well equipped kitchen, ceiling fan, matrimonial bed, bathroom with shower, beach loungers: everything for 1 or 2 guests to enjoy a tropical get away. The casa uses environmentally conscious solar power.
The picturesque town of Mahahual is half an hour away and offers restaurants, groceries, and souvenirs. Many excursions and activities are available in the area: Mayan ruins, Laguna Bacalar, Sian Ka'an bio reserve, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing. Your hosts John and Edward will be happy to provide more information.

Guest access

Guests have complete access to the Roof-top deck, beach towels and loungers, workout area with free weights, and Wi-fi internet.

Interaction with guests

Your hosts, John and Edward will be available on-site to answer questions, make suggestions and help to make your stay is enjoyable.

Other things to note

Maximum of 2 guests in this suite. Additional suites may be available. Local hotel taxes are included.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Weekly Discount: 12%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)

No smoking in suite.
Pets allowed - damage deposit required.
Casa Joya Escondida runs on solar energy and collects rainwater for washing. High energy accessories like hairdryers, microwaves, etc. cannot be used. Please switch off fans when not in the apartment and be cautious with the water you use.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

3 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Andrea User Profile
April 2017
Best Airbnb EVER!!! I' ve used several times this service and all have went well, but this in particular have been an experience I' ll never forget and can' t wait to be back again. The location is to die for. You can enjoy the private beach, the peace and the ocean in a very comfy house inside the jungle! John offered to take us snorkeling and was incredible, it' a short walk from the house and we really enjoy it. The appartment is great since it has eveything you need, from beach towels, to kitchen gadgets, cozy decorations, private bathroom, fan, delicious shower, fridge, parking spot, boogy boards, weights to exercise, etc.. The communication was perfect, so we didn' t have any trouble spotting the house. We also enjoyed a nice talk over a bottle of wine with them and with another lovely couple from Canada. If you visit Mahahual this is the place to stay! A car might come in handy to go to the center for scubba diving, grab an icecream or a nice meal. My suggestions: fly to Chetumal, rent a car, go grocery shopping, have a meal in " El Taco Loco" and then hit Mahahual and relax, the center isn' t really worthy so I would plan a few outings there and to the piramids but I swear as soon as you' re in " El Placer" you won' t want to leave. Thanks John & Edward for these amazing days!

Larry User Profile
February 2017
This place was awesome, John and Edward are so accommodating and friendly that it made my trip incredible. Their house is amazing, the views top shelf and there is an absolutely beautiful snorkeling spot just about 15 mins down the beach. Highly recommend this eco friendly experience with great hosts!

Barbara User Profile
January 2017
What a wonderful, interesting and kind couple! I loved meeting John and Edward, loved the secluded location and privacy, felt very well cared for and protected.

Patricia User Profile
January 2017
I absolutely loved my stay at John & Edward's fantastic home!! They maintain a gorgeous beach and tasteful & beautiful house. The love they have for their property, hosting guests and Mexico shines through in every detail. I have been Airbnb-ing for years and never have I felt more taken care of and "at home away from home." You will lack nothing in their well-appointed guest suites and will fall in love with the your surroundings and of course your lovely hosts. I feel deepest gratitude for this experience! PS: I recommend coming by car, arriving is easy as pie with directions.

Juliette User Profile
January 2017
John and Edward are fantastic hosts! Their wonderful beachfront location is ideal to unwind and get away from the stresses of city life! Their love and attention for their property makes the experience an A+. If you are looking for simple beachfront seclusion with a relaxed warm and welcome feel this is the place and hosts for you. John was very welcoming even though we arrived pretty late. He made us feel comfortable right away. Edward drew us a map of Mahauaul explaining their favorite places. Although our stay was short we really enjoyed our time spent with them. They are very knowledgeable and kind. We hope to revisit in the future.

Erika User Profile
March 2016
In reading through previous reviews I noticed that many people firstly positively commented on John and Edward as hosts. When you are staying in a picture perfect location and an absolutely ideal living area, the fact that the hosts are mentioned first in many of these reviews really speaks so highly of them and rightfully so! Perfect hosts, warm people available for questions/information and plenty of privacy too. It was true pleasure to meet John and Edward and I am so glad we had an evening to visit. The beach and location was spot on! To have access to a beach like that that is essentially undeveloped is such a treat. The living area absolutely perfect with everything needed, clean and inviting. John and Edward provided good information about the area. Perfect for two people and with their information and the general safety of the area I would feel fine as a solo traveler as well. Thank you so much for sharing your place with us for a few days! We hope to be back!

Jana User Profile
March 2016
Thanks you so much for having us at your wonderful home! We enjoyed the secluded location with its never ending beach and absolutely loved the snorkeling! John and Edward very welcoming and wonderful people which we would have loved to get to know better than is possible in 3 days. But we were lucky to also get to know Connie and her husband who gave us a very warm welcome even though we arrived pretty late. Altogether 110% recommendable if you're looking for a beatiful little spot 25 min away from the next little town (Mahahual) to relax and forget the rest of the world for a while. Just beware that the coordinates aren't 100% right. Take the upper road and the turn right on the 2nd turn to the coastal road to el placer and keep going until you see a white fence on the left. It's the 2nd entrance. We'd love to come back someday!

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Winnipeg, Canada · Joined in July 2014
John & Edward User ProfileJohn & Edward is a superhost.

A few of our favourite things: making music; creating and enjoying design; plants, trees and gardening; walking the beach; the ocean waves; getting to meet new people, experiencing new places and cultures.

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