We returned two weeks ago from a wonderful visit to Holbox Island and the lovely Holbox Apartments. I had been looking for the right place to rent with the other couple we were going with. One house a little further down the beach fell through but in the end we decided that was a blessing. We later saw it and although it was very private I think we were much happier where we were. Holbox Apt’s are just wonderful. It is owned, built by and lovingly taken care of by John and Mandi a fun couple from Holland. You could not ask for more friendly and gracious hosts. From letting me sit at their dining room table to get reception on my iPad to arranging taxis back to CUN and best of all calling every day or two for beer delivery to our gate. John would call and we would have our beer icy cold delivered by golf cart within 5 minutes or so.
There are 4 units , two below and 2 second story. One of the two units below is John and Mandi’s and this one is not for rent. The other one below is large and very nice with full kitchen. Holbxo Apt’s is perfect for 2 couples to rent. If you want the option of a full kitchen one couple can stay in first floor unit. The other can stay above and then you both have access to the great view and sunsets. We both had upstairs units and this worked great too. The balconies stretch across the whole building. They are separated by a little gate but there is access between them which is handy. They are roomy and nicely equipped with two loungers on each and each has a table and chairs. There is also and hammock which none of us used. We did spend many enjoyable hours on the balcony reading, chatting and playing Power Yahtzee. And of course enjoying those delivered beers while watching fabulous sunsets. The room on the west (?) gets more sun and a little better view but otherwise I think they were equal. The rooms themselves are also roomy and nicely equipped. The bed is king size and a bit firm but we loved it. There is a small stainless fridge which worked great and we made good use of. There is a also a sink and coffee maker so all that is missing is a cook top. Plenty of closet space and living area too. Bathroom was nice and shower large. Took a while to warm up but plenty warm and plentiful when it did. The entire unit is clean and comfortable and we loved the high palapa roofs and style of the building.
We 4 are very low maintenance people so we absolutely loved this place but if you need constant pampering etc you best look elsewhere. We had help and advice as soon as we needed it from John and Mandi but otherwise were left on our own. Just as we liked it. We loved the people and town of Holbox also. The town square is a 2-3 block walk from Holbox Apt’s by beach or street. The first part of the week we took the beach to town as the sand streets near us were flooded at the corners from a very large rain they had the week before but this was just fine with us. If you need tons of action etc again, you best go somewhere besides Holbox. It is a peaceful, lovely, quiet island just perfect for rest and relaxation. Tons of good restaurants and little stores for snacks/beverages. We will return again and will most definitely stay again at the Holbox Apartments.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holbox Apartments is a wonderfull Mexican styled questhouse,located on a more or less private beach,on a quiet part of the island,into 4 minutes walking distance from Holbox village.The house is divided in two BEACH FRONTapartments on the groundfloor and two beautifull OCEAN VIEW suites on the firstfloor.The aparment has (palmtree ) garden-and ocean view.,a fully equiped kitchen,cooking facilities,fridge and two double beds . The OCEAN VIEW suites have a wide private balcony with,loungers,hammock and amazing oceanviews with spectacular sunsets.The OCEANVIEW suites have a fridge,coffeemaker,but no cooking facilities and a kingsize bed. The BEACHFRONT apartment as well as the suites have private bathroom, in room safe and beer delivery from downtown(free of charge),purified water On the beach there are 2 sunshade palappas with wooden loungers. Cleaning service afther 2 or 3 nights (included changing towels and sheets), The owners can organice private fishing trips and provide information about all activities such as whale shark spotting(May-August),horse riding and all kinds of tours AMERICAN(CONTINENTAL PLUS) BREAKFAST INCLUDED ... more less
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