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Spacious Two-Story Home on the Gulf of Mexico Near Merida

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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

A complete beachfront home with three bedrooms, three full bathroom, several decks and terraces front and back, with a pool in the walled rear yard. The lot is about 10,000 sq ft.
Boating, swimming, bird watching, and fishing are nearby. The beach is public, but is mostly sparsely occupied and peaceful, except on long weekends and holidays when it becomes quite lively.
Local urban culture ranges from the fishing villages of Chelem and Chuburna, with bars and restaurants ranging from basic to excellent, frequent local festivals, and day-to-day shopping, to Merida, a city of about 1M, 45 minutes away.
Merida offers beautiful historical neighbourhoods and shopping districts, art galleries and museums, wonderful restaurants, professional sports venues, and all the amenities and services of other modern north American cities, including a world-class hospital and Wal-Mart.
Once you leave our short local road, which is hard packed sand, these destinations are reachable via paved roads and highways.
Within 150km are several Mayan ruins, wilderness areas, and cenotes (beautiful, natural underground pools for hot days).


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2150 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Main floor accessible; upper is not...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Upper Back : 1 queen

    Large deck o/l rear yard, small deck o/l pool...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    ensuite, bath with view of Gulf, deck...moreless

  • John's Room: 2 queen

    Main floor w direct access to pool terrace...moreless

  • Bedrooms also have hammock hooks.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Each bedroom has a full bathroom. Master is ensuite.

Other Amenities

  • Recently installed security system. Our property is still being developed, but is great for a peaceful beach getaway and as a base for other activities in the northwestern Yucatan....moreless


  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All three bedrooms are air conditioned....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    With lockable gate....moreless

  • Telephone:

    cell. phone provided by guest...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
C$1,100 C$4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • Taxes Not included


Si se encuentra en México, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestro Gerente de propiedad David Ware en o 011-52-1-999-128-6942 con respecto al pago. ¡Gracias!

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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
various in Chelem

Car: Recommended

The area along the beach between the fishing villages of Chelem and Chuburna is a strip of vacation homes between the Gulf of Mexico and a paved two-lane highway. The majority of homes are unoccupied except during the summer vacation season and holidays. Permanent residents, mostly ex-pats, are the minority. The land between Progreso and Chuburna is essentially a large sandbar, with a body of shallow saltwater referred to as the Ria, lying south of the highway. The Ria is home to an abundance of water birds: egrets, herons, pelicans, storks, etc.

A few minutes east of Chelem is Progreso, a port city of approximately 50,000 people. Directly south of Progreso about 20 minutes, is Merida, a city of about 1 million people. It was founded in 1542 and grew wealthy as a result of the production of henequen. Learn more about it here:,_Yucat%C3%A1n#History.

In spite of its long history, it is a modern growing city with sophisticated shopping, cultural amenities, and health services.

The north Yucatán Peninsula offers historic and archaeological treasures such as restored henequen haciendas and Mayan ruins; natural features such as the many cenotes (; and various religious festivals.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: We live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We visited friends in Chelem a few years ago and decided it would be a wonderful place to build a 'winter escape home'. We are extremely pleased with the house, but given that most of our friends and family (including three little grandchildren!) are in Western Canada, we do not expect to spend more than two months a year there. To us, it makes all kinds of sense for others to enjoy the house and its setting when we can't.

Why Chelem:
As we expect is the case with most people who buy vacation properties, we did not search the entire world looking for the 'perfect spot'. Our visit a few years ago convinced us that it would be difficult to do significantly better, so we bought the lot and built the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although we are extremely pleased with how the house turned out, it is the setting that appeals the most. We have white sand and green water for our front yard, charming fishing villages to the east and west, the substantial town of Progreso 15 minutes to east, the wonderful City of Merida 40 minutes away, and historic and natural treasures within easy driving distance. Our neighbors include generally happy and helpful locals and a significant proportion of ex-pats, mostly from the US and Canada.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • From the front (beach)

    From the front (beach)

  • Main Entrance

    Main Entrance

  • Master Bedroom and Tub with View

    Master Bedroom and Tub with View

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

  • upper rear bathroom

    upper rear bathroom

  • Main Floor Bedroom (John's Room)

    Main Floor Bedroom (John's Room)

  • Living Dining Area

    Living Dining Area

  • Living Dining Area

    Living Dining Area

  • Kitchen


  • Pool with Waterfalls

    Pool with Waterfalls

  • Front Terrace

    Front Terrace

  • East along beach from main front deck

    East along beach from main front deck

  • Main Entrance

    Main Entrance

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath (en suite)

    Master Bath (en suite)

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

  • Main Floor Bedroom (John's Room)

    Main Floor Bedroom (John's Room)

  • main floor bathroom

    main floor bathroom

  • Living Dining Area

    Living Dining Area

  • Kitchen


  • Pool/Rear Terrace

    Pool/Rear Terrace

  • Greenery (a start anyway!)

    Greenery (a start anyway!)

  • Main Front Deck

    Main Front Deck

  • west along the beach on weekend

    west along the beach on weekend

VRBO #582673

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