Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Casa Sol Mar - 1 block off Beautiful beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults 2 children

Deluxe suite, one bedroom. Can sleep 3rd adult or 2 children on sofa bed in lounge. Air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, Pool, High Speed WiFi Internet, Cable TV, Smoke-free environment. The rates are based on a maximum occupancy of 4 guests, contact us for pricing for extra guests.

** Maintained to North American Standards and there is no extra fee for Air Cond.**

** Monthly Rate Deal does not include Maid or Laundry Service except at Departure**

We Welcome You To Our Piece Of Paradise

Located in Yucatan,about a $40 taxi ride from Merida Airport, in the peaceful and friendly beach town of Progreso,where families relax at the boardwalk in the evenings enjoying the beautiful sunsets. Casa Sol Mar is a tranquil spot, centrally located, only one short block off the beach.

An attractive option for singles, couples, families or groups. Progreso is a very safe place for tourists, however Casa Sol-Mar has a locking gate for the additional security of our guests. The beach is safe for all ages and abilities of swimmers. There are many excellent beach restaurants located along the boardwalk and conveniences such as internet cafes,grocery stores, markets,banks and laundromats are all within easy walking distance. A car is not necessary, however there is secured parking for 1 vehicle, and extra street parking available if you wish to have a vehicle.

More Details

Lynne Ritchie
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Lynne Ritchie

We are a family group who wanted to have a home in a safe part of warm, sunny Mexico. We allow others to enjoy our home when we are not using it ourselves.

Lynne Ritchie purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Lynne Ritchie chose Progreso

This property worked well for us as we are a multi-couple group. This allows us all to be together, but also have our own space. We like that it is close to a wonderful and safe beach, close to restaurants, but in a quiet, quintessential Mexican town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent the month of September at Casa sol Mar in Progreso, MX. Casa sol Mar is located one Mexico block off the Malecon that runs along the beautiful turquoise beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. This was a perfect location because we wanted to experience the Malecon and all its restaurants, bars and shopping opportunities, but didn't want to deal with all the people. When you wanted to appreciate quiet time, it was a very short 3 minute walk back to Casa sol Mar and its comfortable confines. The Malecon Drive is one of the biggest attraction is Progreso. You have to see it to appreciate it. There are also beach & water views from the upper balconies and the roof top of Casa sol Mar.

Casa sol Mar offers everything you need for a week or 2 stay. If you decide to stay longer, consultant the property manager for more details. The condo offers plenty of room. It has a separate bedroom, modern bathroom, fully equipment kitchen and a living room area that has cable TV and WiFi. The condo was very clean and no signs of insects. The complex’s common area offers a pool, an outdoor kitchen and a sitting bar for your enjoyment. It also has an outside shower, a half bath, TV and stereo. The neighborhood around Casa sol Mar is very family friendly with the nicest locals you will ever meet.

My wife and I travel a lot and our stay in Progreso, MX and Casa del Mar is on our top 10 list for places to stay. The property’s management offers superior service. The service we received rank’s #1 on our list.
Aug 2013
  • 1 of 2


Progreso Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom complete with shower. There is also a 1/2 bath poolside and an outdoor shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed, plenty of storage. Doors to private balcony.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Tiled floor, air-conditioned Suite has a kitchen with rangetop,microwave,fridge,toaster,coffee maker,kettle,oven,bottled water dispenser and all cutlery, dishes, pots and utensils. Bed linens and 2 towels/person are provided each week, with the exception of long term rentals. The Suite is cleaned weekly, (except for long term rentals), although additional maid service can be provided for a small fee. Air Conditioning, ceiling or floor fans,cable T.V, dvd player on request.There is high speed wireless internet service for the use of guests with their own laptops and also a central courtyard with a small pool,loungers, barbecue and communal kitchen. All for your comfort and enjoyment.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Casa Sol Mar - 1 block off Beautiful beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 reviews

Great location and facility.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this location, the management and the facility. It is a cruise port but this location is just far enough to not get the tourist crowds. Not that they are bad, they can be fun to watch and listen to.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed Casa SolMar. We agree: our manager is wonderful! We hope to see you at Casa SolMar again soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Coquitlam, BC Canada


  • 4 of 5

My wife and i stayed for month of November with 2 friends. We stayed in #5 which was whole top floor with 2 small balconies. Our friends stayed in #3 which was on road side building, (these 2 buildings facing each other),very nice for them.Rooms were self contained and clean, spacious and modern.King bed was comfy.Big jugs of purified water for kitchen, 1 supplied and 26 pesos for next jug,cheap. No bugs or insects in room.Rooms have screens on doors/windows.Out of 5 units, only 2 were booked by us in November as it is slow season.We used the communal lounge/kitchen daily for drinks and cards etc. It has drinking water,toilet,fridge, stove and chairs etc.Pool was nice, clean and refreshing on hot days which were many.If all rooms were full the loungers at pool may need to increased,but for us it was great as we were only 4 as opposed to max. 10 persons.

Beach was a little disappointing as it was weedy and murky many days,time of year. We did go in and it was like a bath. City could have cheap labour to clean it up few times a week, bars on beach would hire labour to clean in front of their bar for cruise ship folks.Beach is long for walking, malecon is real nice to,and not any vendors on foot hassling you. Cruise hips from US gulf states/cities we in 2 times a week,slowly increasing to 3 per week.Never crazy busy when ships were in,many would book tours away from town.Many bars, restaruants with good food and cheap beer.No need for car on daily basis as location of Casa sol Mar was great. restaurants, Super mercados and such were short walk,same as cafes and eateries.Laundry was 3 blocks away,cheap.

Owners and manager were great to deal with,thanks to them.


1)Consider offering folding beach chairs

-Beach towels

2)Consider offering up the onsite washing machine 1 time per week or so,even for small charge.

-No need for dryer use as you can hang clothes on rooftop lines (dry in few hours)

All in all great location, 1 block from Malecon and Beach, very walkable throughout small town.

Hope to return one day soon.

B & K

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Detroit, MI

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful condo for the month of January 2016. It is close enough to the beach (1 block) to enjoy but not so close you have noise. The town of Progreso is a lovely place to visit, great restaurants and lots to do. Casa Sol Mar is perfectly situated to enjoy excursions with our without a car. There is a travel agent a block away that works very well with guests. All the other guests where when we were there were delightful and we had a wonderful time getting to know new people and enjoy a new place. After the hustle and bustle of Cancun, it was GREAT. Merida, the capital of Yucutan, is only a short drive or taxi away and has lots of culture and even more great restaurants. The manager, only a block away, was great to work with. We were lucky to have Ron and Carol, two of the owners, there when we were. What great people! Can't wait to go again. Thanks for a comfortable home away from home. Dee Dee and Doc

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. It was a delight having you to stay. We hope to see you again Dee Dee & Doc, come up to beautiful B.C. Ron & Carol
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Ontario, Canada

Best Place To Stay in Progreso

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sol Mar is the perfect place to stay while you experience real Mexico and enjoy its history, people, and culture. The accommodations and location were superb - very clean and secure, with a nice pool, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchens, and modern bathrooms. All this and only steps from the Malecon where you'll find excellent restaurants and everything else it has to offer. It's only a 10 minute walk to the main street of town and all its amenities, including a well stocked grocery store. The main bus depot to Merida (just over $2 return), the fresh meat and produce market, and the main city square are also in the downtown core - no need for a car! We were so impressed with Casa Sol Mar that we've already booked for 2012!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
19 0
Fort Pierce, Florida USA

Paradise in Progreso

  • 5 of 5

Jim and I visit Progreso at least twice a year and love the whole experience. This time, however, the experience was much more than we expected. Our stay at Casa Sol Mar was a wonderful getaway. From the moment the property manager, Jaromey met us to show us around and provide us with the keys we were amazed at how beautiful Casa Sol Mar really is. For those who look on the website as we did initially, all I can say is that it has so much more to offer than can be shown. The facilities are beautifully maintained from the pool, the outside community kitchen and the units which are like a home away from home. As serene as it is, it is right in the heart of the Malecon with wonderful restaurants and bars where visitors can meet at Buddy's where all the ex-pats gather for excellent food, drinks and very nice and attentive servers. I would definitely recommend Casa Sol Mar for anyone wanting a taste of luxury in Progreso. I've already contacted Jaromey regarding our next visit in the Spring.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
13 0
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sol Mar is exactly as described. One short block from the beach and easy walking distance to any shopping and all the best restaurants in Progreso. Casa Sol Mar is a great place to kick back after a hard day at the beach, shopping r exploring nearby the nearby Aztec ruins.

Each suite has its own full kitchen including a full sized fridge but the kitchen by the pool is what made the stay here really fun. It's a handy meeting place for guests to mingle if they want. The suites are huge and well equipped for any length of stay. I stayed in suite #5 which had the whole top floor to itself. The bathroom was gigantic. Wifi on the property enabled laptop surfing in the suite or down by the pool.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
13 0


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Take a Tour of the World Famous Chichen Itza.

* Visit the Colonial Town of Merida.

* Tour the Mayan Ruins of Uxmal.

* Tour the Mangroves in San Crisanto.

* Have a Romantic Beachwalk at night.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Dine at the beachfont in the inexpensive Restaurants.

* Use the local Bus for a visit to Merida.

* Enjoy the safe expansive beach.

* Meet the local families on the Malecon in the evening.

* Shop at the local Market and cook in your own kitchen.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Enjoy the Beach, 80 paces from our entrance.

* Barbeque together by our Pool.

* Walk into town and shop for Souveniers.

* Rent a car and visit the beach towns.

* Sample some locally caught fresh fish.

There is a beautiful, safe swimming beach with a boardwalk, about 80 footsteps from Casa Sol Mar.

Of course, there are many Mayan ruin sites nearby, the most famous being Chichen Itza, (a 90-100 minute drive away, or by bus leaving from Progreso).

The nearest ruins are at Dzibilchalton and Uxmal, after which, for a unique swimming experience head to the nearby cenote, (sink hole).

The colonial city of Merida is 30 minutes away, with buses leaving continuously throughout the day.

There is a fabulous Hacienda tour at Sotuta de Peon, located south of Merida, just over an hour's drive away, where you can see how sisal is made and woven, ending with a swim in a fabulous underground cenote.

Local fisherman give tours of the mangroves located in San Crisanto,about 18 miles east of Progreso. These tours are done in non-powered boats, and include a stop at a cenote for a swim.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly rate: $80 for a 3 night minimum: NOT available January - March. Minimum rental of 1 week during July and August.

Weekly Rate: $450, Monthly rate $1005

Higher rates in summer: please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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