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Beach front villa for the whole family at the safest area of Mexico. Enjoy !!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The best place to be year-round and for the whole family and friends.

This is a just remodeled house with 4 bedroom and 5 bath that sleeps 12 people.

It is a modern, minimalist, open social space for everybody to enjoy. You can treat yourself in the mornings having your breakfast in your private balcony in the master bedroom facing the ocean.

Then go to the palapa for lunch or dinner.

A brand new pool right in front of the house facing the ocean with a big open barbecue space for day and night eating, sunbathing and or karaoke entertaining. Our staff will take care of you since you would rent it (optional) with help for cleaning and cooking and another staff member for the outside.

Omar Gonzalez
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Omar Gonzalez

This is our first beach house we own. We love it more and more.

It is very difficult not to fall in love with this little town !

Omar Gonzalez purchased this villa in 2011

Why Omar Gonzalez chose Chelem

Family oriented; non touristic area; best location, views and ocean sound.

When I saw the location of this house in a corner with 70 feet wide lot, right in front of the beach I decided to buy it and remodel it.

We are staying there every summer and we really loved it !

What makes this villa unique

No rush; pure peace and tranquility; easy ocean sounds; a place to relax and enjoy life. Of course if you want to do more? Merida is just 25 minutes away. The pyramids, sink holes; and many historic and pre-historic areas are very close.

We have a great wave runner for rental and also a minivan that can be also rented for an added fun and ease of traveling around.


Chelem Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , for the social, living room area
  • Each room has a full bathroom. Also a half bathroom for the social area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean front balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 people.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 people
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Big beach front balcony with barbecue and pool area.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
This is a fisherman's villa; right in the middle of town so you have access to the main plaza just by walking two blocks. It it right in front of the beach in a corner so you have access to the house with your car to park it in the back of the house and you just walk to the beach in front of the house. It is a delightful experience to eat the catch of the day and see the sun come out in the morning and sunset in the afternoon. Amazing views.


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Beach front villa for the whole family at the safest area of Mexico. Enjoy !!!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Simply authentic and great! Basic life, full of pleasures.

  • 5 of 5

Our 10 days familly holidays in Chelem at Omar's home is hard to forget, so it is to get back to winter in Canada. First, the house is exactly as shown on pictures. No surprise. Of all homes rented over the years, it was the most furnished kitchen I ever had. Having access to a juice extractor and pots, to tuppewares of multiple sizes and a blender faciliated enjoying day to day life: Fresh orange juice in the morning, pina colada and margarita, snack and cut fruits on the road, left overs.... Other special attentions are the number of chairs and hammock outside. Also, being able to connect our portable devices to the speaker enabled dance around the pool, on the beach.. in the house. Miguel was showing up every to check the house, ensuring eveything was fine . He was quite efficient at solving small issues ( need for additional sheets, gaz tank empty, crash course on how to light the oven....). We miss you Miguel. Chelem people are very kind and welcoming. We miss all these smiles, the daily Buenas dias. Meeting the fishermen and getting catch of the day was quite the highlight of the trip. Manuel is able to catch the best robalos ! I truly recommend this place. A small town with fresh and local fish, coconut pies (a must), tortillas..., far from stress and articifial life, close enough to Progreso for larger and specific needs and to outdoors activities (Maya sites, cenotes, flamingos...). Thanks Omar for having getting us the chance to discover this great place!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isn't it a great place to be? We love it every time we stay there in the summer time. :) You capture in your words the essence of our beach house and most of all the nature of being at Chelem. Nature, simplicity and an authentic Mexico that has been lost in some other touristic places. I hope you make it back some time in the future! My wife and I will try to keep this house the best way possible ! Thank you very much for your feedback !
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30th anniversary with family and freinds

  • 4 of 5

My wife and i spent six weeks in this wonderful home to celebrate our 30th anniversary. This home was just everything it was suppose to be, our three children came down for two weeks and a couple of friends for the same time period with lots of room for everyone. The local people of Chelem were all very friendly with lots of local restaurants within walking distance all at a very reasonable price for meals and drinks, we did rent a car which is advisable if you wish to travel to Merida or Progresso for any shopping which there is lots of or a different style of dining.Over all i can say it was the best place for a quiet and enjoyable vacation....

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your 30th anniversary ! We are very happy you had a great time in our beach house. It is as you say, a nice place to have a simplistic, cultural and family oriented vacation. You are a wonderful family and we would be delighted for you to come back anytime !
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Charming villa, true hospitality, $$$ views!

  • 5 of 5

Western style villa with all that you need to have great times. Omar and his team cared about us all the way from picking us up after midnight in Merida to dropping us off at the ADO bus station in Merida on the way back. I would recommend it to anyone. Thank Omar so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Home on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We can't thank the Gonzales family enough for renting us their ocean front home for the month of January, 2015! We're just on our last couple days here now and would certainly recommend this property with a full 5 stars! The home is one of the nicest in Chelem and offers an excellent floor plan layout. We loved the kitchen that was stocked with everything we needed and offers tons of granite countertops including a large island with 6 highback chairs. The two main floor bedrooms are like dual masters with full ensuites and ocean views and we loved the breeze that flowed off the ocean each evening. All 4 bedrooms offer their own bathrooms and there is also a powder room off the main living area. We had great weather throughout the month with average temps being 80F and the house stayed at a comfortable 70-72F without any air, just a nice breeze off the ocean. The entire home is gated and fenced and we certainly felt very safe here too. All the people here in Chelem and Progresso were VERY friendly both day and night and we were always greeted with smiles and hellos where ever we went.

The pool was refreshing on the hotter, full sun days and the entire main floor is perched above the main beach to provide excellent views and there was always an ample amount of sun and shade if required. We hosted some friends here for a week during the month and they really enjoyed themselves too. We made some friends with the local fisherman that moored their boats next to the property and we had a fresh supply of fish and lobster that we enjoyed almost daily! I'd recommend the fish & lobster from the market just two blocks up the road; Fresh Daily!

Chelem also offers many restaurants, markets, a pharmacy and excellent transportation to Progresso. For just a few pesos we could catch an autobus to Progresso where there are larger shopping centers and more restaurants and shopping areas. We often enjoyed walking the Malecon there! We also enjoyed touring the sights such as ruins, 500 yr old buildings & churches and swimming in the cenotes. We would recommend staying here with 100% satisfaction. Cheers

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for everything ! We are very happy that you enjoy your stay in our house at Chelem. You will always be welcome to come back to Chelem any time !
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Great vacations!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my family for two weeks and had a great time. Great place to relax, people in town are very friendly. great view, excellent weather, calm sea. It's just 30 minutes away from the city of Merida. If you're looking for a time to relax in the beach without losing any commodities and without the crowdiness of five star hotels, this place is for you!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback ! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Villa Chelem.
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Mangroves Tour in Chelem
Chichen Itza
Muelle de Chicxulub Puerto
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Cenotes Kukulkan and Chac Mool
Yokdzonot Cenote & Ecological Park, Yokdzonot, Yucatan
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Merida, Yucatan Mexico
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Puerto Progreso
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
Progreso-Merida Highway
Nearest Restaurant
in Town
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Chelem Beach right in front of our beach house
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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