Casa Estrella de Bacalar in Yucatan Mexico
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Contact: John Lamkin or Susanna Starr

Guestrooms: 2

Address: Casa Estrella de Bacalar at Laguna Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Telephone: (USA) 1-800-505-MAYA or (505) 894-7074 (Mary) or 505-776-9544 (John or Susanna)

Mexico - 983 11 7 76 29 (Heriberto)

Activities/Attractions: Just a little more than half an hour away from the capital city of Chetumal and its airport, and about the same distance to the border with the country of Belize, Rancho Encantado is situated on the shores of the pristine waters of Laguna Bacalar, outside the small 16th century village of Bacalar. Casa Estrella de Bacalar is located on the lakefront at the north edge of the village.

This area, in the southernmost part of the Yucatan Peninsula, is just at the point of developing as a tourist destination for the eco-minded traveler who seeks escape from the larger, often over-developed areas of the northern part of the Peninsula.

Just an hour away from the nearest seaport of Mahahual, on the Caribbean coast, which is now a stopping point for cruise ships, the laguna is virtually undiscovered by tourism. It has always been known for the spectacular colors, much as the waters of the Caribbean, with its range of hues from emerald greens to azure blues and the famous brilliant arrays of turquoise and aqua.

Gardening and housekeeping services are provided and additional services of cooking and/or laundry can be arranged with the housekeeper at an additional cost. Meals can also be taken at adjacent Rancho Encantado at a 20% discount. Bar and spa services are also available at the Rancho.


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Casa Estrella de Bacalar

Casa Estrella de Bacalar Living Room

Casa Estrella de Bacalar Gardens

Casa Estrella de Bacalar Bedroom

Casa Estrella de Bacalar Jacuzzi

Casa Estrella de Bacalar Entrance

Casa Estrella de Bacalar Suite

General Information: Welcome to Casa Estrella de Bacalar... now finished and the dream shared with renowned architect, Ricardo Romay, has been realized. Overlooking a small, private cove on the shore of Laguna Bacalar, Mexico - this gem of a house has all of the artistic features that define each space, designed to provide maximum appreciation of the magical laguna, with privacy, tranquility and comfort.

From the long driveway through hardwood trees and coconut palms, to the entryway into the charming, spacious courtyard with its lovely landscaping and the fish pond at the entry door, there is an immediate appreciation of what has been created.

  • the house offers a stunning view of the magnificent blue-green waters of Laguna Bacalar
  • dining area, master bedroom, living room all face onto the water
  • the central part of the house has a kitchen with beautiful hand-made louver cabinets, a wood and bamboo bar
  • the dining area opens to the terrace overlooking the laguna
  • all the magnificent woodwork in the house is made of native hardwoods, mahogany, cedar and others
  • large, comfortable hammocks are strung on the terrace in front of the master bedroom and living room, with the space in the middle for outdoor dining
  • the spacious master bedroom suite features an amazing mosaic diptych by noted Mexican sculptor, Gilberto Silva, occupying the main wall, and an open area for reading, writing or painting

The other wing features a small, intimate beamed ceiling living room with built-in sofas adorned with piles of colorful Guatemalan fabric throw pillows and features:

  • TV and DVD player is provided for movie watching when desired
  • the room opens, by sliding glass doors, on to the large terrace running the entire width of the house, facing the laguna
  • separating the living room from the studio guest room and bathroom is a half-wall with louvres that can be closed for privacy during the night or left open for the view during the day

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$1250-1500/week (up to 4 persons)

Longer stays will be discounted.