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“Great location, good house, great service”

Review of Casa Cavu

Swimming Pool, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
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Very good
42 reviews
Swimming Pool, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu beachfront pool, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu outdoor living area, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu outdoor living, Tankah Bay
Aerial view of beach and pool.  Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu beachside view, Tankah Bay
Casa Cavu and beach at Tankah Bay
View of Tankah Bay looking South
Exterior Casa Cavu
Exterior Casa Cavu
Casa Cavu
Casa Cavu
Exterior Casa Cavu
Casa Cavu Pool Area.
Upper ocean view terrace, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
View from the upper balcony of Tankah bay beach.
Azul waters and soft white sand in front of Casa Cavu,Tankah Bay
View of Tankah Bay looking north
Green sea turtle
Sunrise Tankah Bay S. Mollin Photography
Casa Cavu
Dining and Kitchen area
Great ocean views from dining area. Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Breakfast bar, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Fully equipped kitchen at Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Dining area at Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Sitting area with sliders out to the poolside.  Casa Cavu
Master Bedroom, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Master Bedroom with sliders out to the upper terrace. Casa Cavu.
Master ensuite bathroom, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Main level guest bedroom.
Main level guest bedroom.  Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Guest Bathroom, Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Second guest bedroom with ocean view. Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Second guest bedroom with ocean view. Casa Cavu, Tankah Bay
Isidro and Rocio
Icidro's Lobster Ceviche!
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula

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Very good - based on 42 reviews
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Michael V
Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great location, good house, great service”
Reviewed 29 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Casa Cavu is located on a perfectly quiet and isolated part of Tankah Bay, with reef-protected beaches and great off-shore snorkeling. If you like to get away from the hotels and resorts of Cancun, this is a great choice. In the neighborhood is a great snorkel/dive/fishing charter shop at Casa Cenote, and also Tankah Inn for great breakfasts.

The house is right on the beach, pool is good for kids just splashing around, and Isidro and Rosio were great helps. What's missing is furniture. The couch is built-in and the entertainment center was across the open floor plan behind the dining room table. It might have seemed like a good idea, but the concrete couch is not terribly comfortable or convenient.

Don't miss the short drive to the Tulum ruins, and also the 45 minute drive inland to Coba to climb a crumbling Mayan pyramid. It's the kind of thing you couldn't do in the US without a having a trial attorney waiting at the bottom for you to tumble down. Our 12 year olds made it up, but the 10 year old bailed out. All in all, a good rental for the price.

One other ding. The wifi was expired when we arrived and even when finally connected two days later was very slow - 256k. Very limited and worthless for video streaming of any kind.

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Liked best: Location and Isidro and Rosio taking care of us!
Liked least: Furniture and 20th century wifi speeds
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Mar 2013
Thank you very much for posting your thoughts about your stay at Casa Cavu. We apprecaite your comments about our wonderful staff. Thank you for choosing Casa Cavu for vacation. It is typical for couch or chairs to be built in due to the fact that a free standing couch has springs that would rust and break down quickly due to exposure to salt air. We apologize for the WIFI glitch. The house was in the process of switiching internet providers. WIFI in this area is not guaranteed 100% connectivity unfortunately. Thank you for providing advice to future visitors.
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CA
Reviewed 28 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Management Response
28 Mar 2013
Thank you for your comments about your stay at Casa Cavu. Yes, Tankah Tres beach located 10 minutes north of Tulum is a perfect place to relax and escape the action of Tulum beach. We appreciate you staying nice things about Icidro's cooking. We feel it is one of the nicest amenties that the house offers. We apprecaite you choosing Casa Cavu for vacation!
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Reviewed 28 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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Management Response
28 Mar 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about your stay at Casa Cavu. Thank you also for posting your beautiful photos of the house and the cooked seafood! We do hope that you will return to Casa Cavu when vacation permits. We appreciate you choosing Casa Cavu for your vacation.
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Chicago
Reviewed 28 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Near Perfection”
Reviewed 19 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Absolutely loved our stay at Casa Cavu. The manager never showed up like he was supposed to, but it didn't matter cause Isidro the caretaker and his wife Rosio were the absolute best and took care of our every need. It was quite and comfortable with plenty of space for the 7 adults (30+) that stayed.

Between the great snorkeling right off our beach, swimming in our pool or the nearby casa cenote, and kayaking, we had more than enough to do without leaving the house, but it's also wonderfully located for day trips anywhere in the Riviera Maya. You definitely need a car here, but driving to Chitchen Itza was about 2 hours, 40 min to Playa and a little over an hour to Cancun.

Isidro's cooking was some of the best food we had on our vacation, and I would definitely recommend that guests take advantage of that. Rosio kept the place immaculate as well. Can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: Quiet, relaxing atmosphere
Liked least: Mosquitos
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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