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Spectacular Sunsets. Beautiful Beachfront Home in Chelem.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Casa Ayla where you will experience total relaxation in the comfort of your home away from home.

You are just a few steps from the beach, and a short walk to the center of town.

Lounge on one of the 2 terraces all day and watch beautiful sunsets in the evening under starlit sky's.

From the large covered terrace or the rooftop terrace you can have a party, watch the cruise ships in Progresso, or the fishermen in the ocean.

Wake up everything morning to the sounds of birds singing right outside your window.

View the ocean from the comfort of your queen size bed in the master bedroom.

The two other bedrooms have comfortable full size beds.

The home is fenced and gated for privacy.

Chelem is very quiet all year long except during the months of July, August and during the Easter and Christmas seasons when families from the city come to enjoy the beach.

You can spend your days taking relaxing beach walks and reading or you can drive to the beautiful colonial city of Merida where you can enjoy cultural activities, beautiful parks and visit the many museums or drive to a nearby villages such as Chicxulub or Telchac Puerto.

There are many Mayan ruin sites nearby including Xcambo, Dzibilchaltun, Uxmal and the Puuc Route, Chichen Itza and Ek Balam.

We offer short term week long or and long-term rentals.

Keywords: Beach front, house, Chelem, sandy beach, great views, rooftop terrace, beachfront terrace,fishing,gulf coast, progresso.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of 4 who live in the states. I'm a nurse and when I take a vacation I really need to de-stress, this home is the perfect place for that. I came to Merida on vacation and fell in love with the Yucatan. The city of Merida is beautiful and safe, the gulf villages are quiet and wonderful to visit.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Yucatan

Chelem is easy to get to from Merida. it has the laid back lifestyle yet all amenities are in the home or nearby in Progresso or Merida.The cost of living is very affordable,the weather is great and the people are very friendly. I have always wanted to be near the beach and I'm able to live right on the beach and achieve my dream. This house was purchased in 2007 after a total renovation.

What makes this house unique

Waking up in the morning and having the ocean as your first view is priceless. Equally priceless is ending the day on the terrace watching the sunset. The sunrise is equally beautiful from the rooftop terrace.

I have eaten great fish in Progresso, visited ruins and pyramids, gone shopping at ultramodern shopping centers in Merida, watched Flamingos from my terrace, wandered through small villages eating great food and meeting wonderful people, walked along the beach for hours gathering shells and meeting one single soul. This home is a small piece of paradise

Amenities

Chelem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) In the master bedroom, Double Beds (1) 1 in each of the additional bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Relax in the quaint town of Chelem. Walk to the center of town where you will find friendly people, small local restaurants & stores with internet access to contact your family back home. This home features 2 terraces to enjoy spectacular sunsets.A rooftop terrace complete with a built in table and benches for 9, and a bench for lounging and sunbathing. A second terrace is complete with cement benches, tables,a large built in BBQ grill and 2 hammock hooks. The house is bright and airy, there are ceiling fans in all living areas. The kitchen, living and dining areas have ocean views. Kitchen is fully equipped. There is a large master bedroom suite that overlooks the warm gulf waters with a queen size bed. The second bedroom face the beautifully landscaped courtyard that is gated for privacy. The third bedroom has a full bathroom that also face the enclosed yard. There are hammock hooks in all the bedrooms for additional lounging and sleeping. 2 hammocks are available.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Sunsets. Beautiful Beachfront Home in Chelem.
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews
Colorado springs
1

Horrible house and nothing works. DO NOT STAY THERE

  • 1 of 5

House water contaminated. Bathroom collapse from mold or algae inside pipes. Had to filled toilet tank with buckets. Cockroaches everehere and owner very rude. Do not stay in thus house

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Irene, I am very disappointed to hear that you had a bad experience. I would like to address specific points regarding the comments. 1. House water contaminated- The water in Mexico is not potable. You have to buy drinking water. The water from the cistern is for bathing. 2. Bathroom collapse? - One toilet was not flushing well, plumber was called and issue was resolved. Second bathroom was functional at all times. Guest stated that one bathroom was not enough for eight people. The maximum number of guests allowed is six. 3. Cockroaches everywhere- Palmetto bugs are common in the area and they tend to come out during the hottest months of the year. They resemble roaches, but they are not the same. Offer was made to send exterminator and guest refused. 4. Owner very rude- I would like to point out some ways where I bend over backwards for this guest to make her stay a good experience. Every email was replied to quickly, the guest did not have a phone. The house is listed as having no AC, no washer/dryer, no cable. Once the guest checked in she questioned why those amenities were not available. The number of guests in the home were over the maximum allowed, therefore the guest demanded extra items which were provided such: extra hammocks, fans. The reservation was for June 6th to July 31st. Mid-June guest requested to leave in July, I agreed to give a refund for the month of July even though rentals are not refundable mid-stay, the guest declined and instead extended her stay until August 7th. Towards the end of her stay, the guess threatened to write bad review if she was not fully refunded for her entire stay. As always, I appreciate feedback from all guests. My home has been rented on VRBO since 2012 and I strive to provide a pleasant experience for all my guests.
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Rockford, Michigan
5

Very Enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect. We had a car so we got around ok but there was also a lot of local transportation available. Everything was as described and shown in the pictures. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. The breeze was much appreciated however, it got pretty windy for a few hours in the afternoon. The internet worked well most of the time. The Smart TV could only get Netflix so we couldn't watch current shows. However, we found a lot of things to do to occupy our time. It was a thoroughly enjoyable time, the weather was great. There were stands along the road selling their version of Coconut Pie which was heavenly!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Vacation Beach House

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this beach house for three weeks, and had a great vacation. The roof top was fantastic for sun bathing and catching a breeze, listening to music, watching ships go by, watching the fishermen, watching birds, watching sunsets, watching stars. The beach was a thrill for seashell picking, what a wonderful selection! We felt so at home and so comfortable it was actually hard to leave! Even though the property manager doesn't live in Chelem, she did a great job of taking care of things for us(thanks Ivonne, you were awesome). The day we arrived Ivonne the property manager asked us if we had eaten yet and when we said no, she took us to a fantastic local restaurant La Terracita just a short ways from the house. I would recommend this house to others, I would also stay here again. The only thing we thought we might look for next time is a house with a pool, but only because the Norte's made it difficult to go in the water and apparently this has been an unusual year for so many Norte's. We found the beds hard to get used to, but after a week we adjusted. We love the local people, and also the next door neighbors Theresa and Bill are super wonderful:)

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Haven, Connecticut
5

Kevin and Cindy

  • 5 of 5

Everything in the listing is accurate -- and the home and location are even better than stated! We stayed for a month and NEVER got bored. Went to Chichen Itza, spent time in both Progreso and Merida -- and just hung out. If you go, don't miss Merida on a Sunday. The streets downtown are closed and everyone is out walking and appreciating the gorgeous weather. Just a 10 minute drive to Progresso where you can purchase your groceries and shopping, and 30 minute drive to Merida where you can experience night life and great authentic Mexican food.The house is clean has all the amenities you need and just a few steps from the beach. The roof top is amazing for watching the sunsets.The owner and the caretaker of the propery are wonderful and very helpful. I would certainly recommend this house to family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada
5

Spectacular Sunsets. Beautiful Beachfront Home in Chelem.

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated in a beautiful and quiet location. Easily connected by public transport to the local town of Progreso and city of Merida. Only a 10 minute walk from the small village of Chelem and its local food market/shops/eateries.

Going to sleep and waking up every morning to the sound of the ocean just outside the front balcony was amazing. The sunsets at night were gorgeous, and the starry night sky can be seen clearly from the rooftop balcony. Morning and evening swims in warm ocean water were a daily part of our stay.

The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, and the kitchen comes fully equipped.

Both the owner and caretaker of the property were incredibly helpful in providing us with information leading up to and during our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place for a family holiday!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5: 3 adults and two teens enjoyed our two week stay in this clean,comfortable, newly painted house situated on the highway coming into Chelem. It is well located between Chelem and Progreso as well as ne

very near to the road to Merida. There is a large walled courtyard between the house and road which helped to muffle road sounds and as the house is right on the beach, there was also the sound of the waves!

The house is a bungalow with a roof-top terrace and veranda on the beach side. The house is furnished comfortably and the kitchen well-appointed. The beds are firm but comfortable and the bedrooms airy. We felt very much at home!

The beach where the house is situated is wide and sandy, making for excellent swimming.

We enjoyed our family time there very much, spending many days on the beach, swimming and reading and also taking daytrips out to Merida and the many ruins and cenotes in the area.

We spent a very happy time in this lovely house.

Crane Family

Victoria BC, Canada

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

A bilingual property manager (English & Spanish) is only a phone call away, and will assist you during your stay with things such as local pay as you go cell phone etc...

The lively town of Progreso is 10 minutes away, Progreso has a typical market, many fine restaurants, a lovely malecon, and pier for strolling.

Visit Merida with it's beautiful colonial buildings , parks and cafes. There you will find the major stores like Walmart, Home Depot, MacDonalds, Costco etc...

Take a ride to the Mayan ruins , such as Chizen Itza and Cenotes (underground caves with crystal clear water) for swimming and snorkeling.

Transportation right outside the house can take you to anywhere in the Yucatan without the added expense of a rental car.

The home is very secure with iron works that protect all windows and doors, safely sleep with all windows and doors open & enjoy the wonderful sea breezes.

Escape the cold winters or come for a stress free vacation.

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Additional information about rental rates

I may consider shorter rental terms than 7 nights depending on the season.
Final payment due 30 days prior to check in if booking date is less than 60 days away.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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