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Spacious two-story home on the Gulf of Mexico near Merida

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

New three-bedroom, three bathroom, two story beach home

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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Chelem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Each bedroom has a full bathroom. Master is ensuite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper Back - 1 queen , Large deck o/l rear yard, small deck o/l pool
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , ensuite, bath with view of Gulf, deck
    John's Room - 2 queen , Main floor w direct access to pool terrace
  • Bedrooms also have hammock hooks.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.


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Spacious two-story home on the Gulf of Mexico near Merida
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

A great, quiet spot right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

My children and I enjoyed our stay over the holidays. The property manager was responsive and helpful. The house was very well laid out and comfortable. There were very few people around so we had the beach to ourselves. We ventured into town (Chelem) and had a great dinner in Progreso. There is a fisherman who sold us some fresh shrimp and red snapper so that was delicious and the weather in December was perfect. All around, if you're up for an adventure, this is the spot to be.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excelente, Tks very happy 👏😁

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained property. Everything was operational and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property well laid out and very safe.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Modern Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Casa Garceta from January 17 to February 14, 2017.

The layout of the house easily accommodated the four of us, and we enjoyed the many windows and views which provided lots of light and cooling air flow. The air conditioned bed rooms made for comfortable sleeping. We enjoyed having our morning coffee on the front patio as the ocean was very calm during this time of the day. It was nice watching the pelicans diving for fish and the fishermen setting their nets each morning. We also enjoyed the pool and back patio, especially when the winds picked up in the afternoon. The satellite TV and Wifi worked very well.

We used Uber and taxis the first week we were there, which worked well, but decided to rent a car which gave us more freedom to explore the area. We all felt safe at the home and walking the neighborhood or driving to the city of Merida.

The owner of the property was very good at responding to any questions we had before hand and the property manager was excellent at seeing that everything was taken care during our stay.

We would highly recommend this property and the close proximity to the quaint and truly authentic Mexican town of Chelem.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern home on the beach

  • 5 of 5

The house is as it seems in the pictures. I believe it is four years old and it's an architectural delight. It is in Chelem and it is right on the beach - absolutely gorgeous.

Five of us spent nearly two weeks in Casa Garceta and had a wonderful, relaxing time. The days would get hot and the pool was great to use in the morning to cool off and relax. Our 4 & 6 year old children loved being able to swim in the mornings and then walk the beach for shells and swim in the afternoons.

The home itself was spacious, airy and clean. Sliding doors abound and there's a great breeze in the afternoons that moves through the house. Cable TV is provided and works well. Be advised - while there is Internet & Wi-Fi, the speed is very modest. We brought our Apple TV down thinking we could stream movies for the kids and the Internet was not sufficient to do streaming. We should have realized this up front. It took us four days of relaxing and having fun before we realized and remembered that we had cable TV!

The home is located ~40 minutes from Merida and ~30 minutes from Progreso. You can see the cruise ships on clear days from the home.

The propery manager, David, is excellent and extremely responsive.

Our family had a great time at Casa Garceta and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in a quaint village.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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super , très bien situé

  • 5 of 5

Maison très récente et super bien placée , juste un peu dur a trouvé la première fois mais après tout vas bien .Avec plein de pélicans sympa de prendre un petit dej avec les oiseaux juste a coté .Les gens super sympa a coté , nous retournerons surement !!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

John and Carol Andrew
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About John and Carol Andrew

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.

John and Carol Andrew purchased this house in 2011

Why John and Carol Andrew chose 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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Taco Maya
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $397.84

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!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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