An elegant yet comfortably casual GULF-FRONT house that sleeps up to six persons and offers large windows and a cool breeze all day!
This extraordinary and modern three-bedroom house is new to the rental market this year and comes fully furnished and equipped.
Enjoy the sunrise, ocean and pelicans right from your bed! The two master bedrooms have direct pool access and face the Gulf of Mexico. Each is furnished with a king bed, lovely linens, air conditioning (if needed) and a sizable and modern en-suite bathroom with shower. The large windows throughout the house allow for excellent cross-ventilation such that you’ll likely never
need to use the AC. This vacation home also has a third sleeping area with french doors and is outfitted with a leather-like microfiber futon that converts to a double bed - perfect for two children or a single adult.
Unlike most houses in the area, this house has an amazing living space with a large seating area and a 50-inch television. (One of the master bedrooms also has a television screen ready to accept your Netflix/Amazon Fire Stick so don’t forget to bring it along!) The American owners of the house are self-described “travel snobs” and have created an environment that exudes carefree luxury. They are currently in the process of creating an enhanced outdoor space that will feature a palapa platform with an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico and wide concrete steps leading directly to the public beach. Brand new outdoor furniture, a charcoal barbeque grill and lounge chairs complete the outdoor experience.
The house has an ideal location and is just a few miles west of Chelem and approximately 8 miles from the bustling, fun town of Progreso. DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS BUFEO BEAUTY!
High speed internet
Private outdoor pool
Cooking & Serving utensils
Dishware & silverware provided
High Definition TV
Outdoor Dining Area
Easter: 190 USD per night.
Safety Deposit: 500 USD
We rented this property the week following Easter, 2018. We look for 7 things when booking a vacation property: detached standalone house, ocean view, private pool, a/c in the bedroom, king-sized bed, wi-fi, and most importantly, PRIVACY. This property hit 6/7. Privacy was seriously lacking but I must acknowledge that when I inquired about the privacy at this house, the property manager was truthful in reporting its proximity to the neighbours, so I certainly can’t complain about not being forewarned. I appreciated their honesty and responsiveness. Additionally, at the time we booked, we didn’t realize the weeks leading up to and following Easter are a national holiday in Mexico, so the closest beach towns, Chelem and Chuburna, were heaving with vacationers. While this resulted in fun and festivity in town, it also meant the neighbouring house to the east was similarly full of happy (loud) vacationers and young (very loud) children who would frequently watch us while we enjoyed the private pool. So the private pool wasn’t private at all, and that was a huge disappointment. I put it down to bad timing - I’m certain this would have been a non-issue if the kids hadn’t been out of school for the national holiday. We were sad to leave at the end of our week because we loved the property so much. The house was super clean, and the pictures posted are entirely accurate. We loved the colorful artwork displayed throughout the house, the kitchen was fully stocked, the bed and linens were comfortable, we had lots of towels, and the A/C (quiet!) and wi-fi worked. While it’s never a priority for us, we found a few English channels on the satellite TV. The house sits behind a locked gate so we appreciated that our rental car was secure for the week. I was mildly concerned about the surcharge for electricity, but there were only two of us and we only ran the A/C in one of the bedrooms at night so our hydro use was negligible and we didn’t have to pay extra. A/C wasn’t needed during the day as a lovely breeze blows through the house when the front windows and back door are open, and we kept the ceiling fans running in the main rooms. I’m happy to see more pictures of the pool have been posted in the listing. I almost didn’t book this house because the one posted picture didn’t display how unique it is. It was my favourite part of the property. I loved that I could jump into the pool from the bedroom! And while the bridge is a cool design feature, it also came in handy as a way to shield ourselves from the watchful neighbours when we were in the pool. The house sits right on the beach with an unobstructed view of the water and the sunrises and sunsets. Beautiful! We loved sitting on the raised patio and watching the pelicans dive into the ocean. The water was clean and clear but didn’t lend itself to snorkeling. It was sunny and HOT the entire week. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The Super Willy’s market in Chelem (10 min drive) has the basic necessities (great buns!) and we went to Progreso for meat and dairy (30 min drive) – we shopped at Bodega Aurrera which is similar to a Costco or Sam’s Club, and Super Aki Progreso. One day we drove south past Merida to the Mayan ruins at Uxmal, which was very definitely worth the drive (approx. 90 mins). We stopped at Ceynote Kankirixche on our way back for a swim. Slaloming around the spectators lining the rickety, sloped, wet, slippery wooden staircase leading down to the water tested our fortitude! Another day we drove 60 mins east to the village of San Crisanto to take the mangrove ceynote boat tour. Local guides punt boats through the mangrove swamp to a ceynote where you can swim with landlocked tarpons. Our guide didn’t speak any English and that was okay; the peace and quiet allowed us to take in and truly enjoy the unique mangrove experience. While at the ceynote I overheard people complaining about mosquitos but we didn’t see any. We arrived in Merida on the Sat of the Easter weekend and overnighted at the Mayan Sun B&B before heading to the property on Easter Sun. I can’t recommend it heartily enough. I’m also happy to recommend Sol Salon beach house. If not for the bad timing of the national holiday, we would have had a perfect experience at this property.