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CASA VERDE, CELESTUN – SEASIDE VACATION HOME

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect private quiet home for writers or painters

Located in the Ría Celestún Biosphere on the Yucatán’s Gulf of Mexico coast, Casa Verde is a spacious, modern beach house built in 2014. It is situated on a pristine white sandy beach that stretches north for miles on an uninhabited coast.

You can view the clear emerald sea, spectacular sunsets and brilliant night skies from the main floor, or wrap-around second floor balconies.

Built on posts for environmental reasons, the house is private and safe. For those seeking tranquility in a natural setting, Casa Verde is ideal – the un-Cancún experience.

The house sleeps 6: A master bedroom with sitting room and guest room (both overlooking the beach) have a king and 2 twin beds respectively. Downstairs, a sofa bed in the den and two built-in living room sofas convert into 4 more beds. The house has two full bathrooms, a large open concept living/dining room with a built-in work space. The owners are retired academics at U Western Ontario in Canada. The kitchen is fully equipped. All rooms have ceiling fans. The master and guest bedrooms are air conditioned. The house has a washing machine, outdoor loungers and beach chairs.

Food and drink are sold in nearby Celestún, a traditional fishing village that features excellent beach restaurants and a daily market. Boat tours of the coast and the Ría (estuary) to view flamingos and other wild life start here. Day excursions to Mayan ruins can be arranged.

Mérida, the Yucatan’s capital, is just 1.5 hours away by car or hourly bus service. It has fine colonial architecture, museums and shops, as well as modern shopping malls, even big box stores and casinos.

The property managers live in Celestun

More Details

Owner
Marjorie Ratcliffe and Rod Millard
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Marjorie Ratcliffe and Rod Millard

The owners are academics and writers who bought the land in 2012 and custom built this house in 2014 as a quiet private refuge from the world in which to write far away from the sounds of other people's music, motor boats and loud parties. Marjorie Ratcliffe and Rod Millard are retired Canadian professors at U Western Ontario

Marjorie Ratcliffe and Rod Millard purchased this house in 2012

Why Marjorie Ratcliffe and Rod Millard chose Celestun

After more than 20 years living in rented houses all over Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe we found this bit of paradise. This house has 2 main bedrooms on the second floor with A/C. There is a den with sofa bed on the main floor and 2 sofa beds in the living room. There is a full bath on each floor and an outside shower.

What makes this house unique

This house was designed to catch all prevailing winds. A/C is not normally required.The rising sun from the east and the sound of fishermen´s boats leaving town wakes us up, we relax at the end of the day watching the setting sun over the Gulf of Mexico.

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Merida
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pompano, El Lobo and many othes
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Kinchil-Celestun
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Pompano, El Lobo and many others
Nearest Beach
Casa Verde
Car: not necessary

Located in the Ría Celestún Biosphere on the Yucatán’s Gulf of Mexico coast, Casa Verde is a spacious, modern beach house built in 2014. It is situated on a pristine white sandy beach that stretches north for miles on an uninhabited coast.

You can view the clear emerald sea, spectacular sunsets and brilliant night skies from the main floor, or wrap-around second floor balconies.

Built on columns for environmental reasons, the house is private and safe. For those seeking tranquility in a natural setting, Casa Verde is ideal – the un-Cancún experience. There are many tours available in motor boats or canoes to see the birds up close.For more detail contact celestuncasaverdeatyahoodotcom

Amenities

Celestun House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Bikes and kayaks must be locked every night
  • All windows, doors, security blinds and gates must be locked when you leave the house
  • Windows and doors must be closed when the A/C is running
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    outdoor - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 2 twin/ single , Living Room
    Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Den
  • Second floor:Master bedroom has private sitting room and 2 balconies. Guest bedroom has private balcony Main floor: den and living room with wide balconies.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The most attractive aspect of this house is that it is surrounded on all sides by the biosphere. No neighbours to disturb your peace and quiet. The village is 4 km away for shopping, restaurants and bars. Merida has all the tourist attractions anyone might want. Horse back riding can be arranged locally. Boat tours of the Celestún biosphere , mangroves and petrified forest as well as tours to other tourist sites can be arranged for a fee. Massage available for a fee.

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Perfect spot to relax while exploring nature & sights

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot next to a nature reserve – off the beaten path but still very accessible to Mérida and other sights of Yucatán peninsula if you have a car (or take local buses). No vehicle required for a very pleasant, secluded stay: local trici-taxis can bring you to and from town for anything you need, and there are bikes provided with the rental (maybe 15-20 minutes right to Celestún, less after the road is paved). Sleep to the sound of the waves after enjoying stunning sunsets over shell-studded white beach and gazing at the brilliant starry sky. Wake to watch pelicans, humming-birds and many other wild fowl from the nature sanctuary next door: the wild surrounds you! Eco-tour of local mangrove highly recommended as well.. Swim in the warm waves or paddle kayaks up & down the coast. We loved our stay here – we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review sums up the outside joys of our house. Perfect relaxation inside as well
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5

Perfect spot to relax, enjoy nature & explore local sights!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot next to a nature reserve – off the beaten path but still accessible to Mérida and other sights of Yucatán peninsula if you have a car (or use local buses to see life close up...). No vehicle required for a very pleasant, secluded stay: local trici-taxis can bring you to and from town for anything you need, and there are bikes provided with the rental (maybe 15-20 minutes right to Celestún, likely less once they finish paving the road -- most everything you'll need can be found there). Sleep to the sound of the waves after enjoying stunning sunsets over shell-studded white beach and gazing at the brilliant starry sky. Wake to watch pelicans, humming-birds and many other wild fowl from the nature sanctuary next door: the wild surrounds you! Swim in the warm waves or paddle kayaks up & down the coast. Local mangrove tour by canoe (Manglares de Dzinitún) highly recommended as well. We loved our stay here – we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review captures Casa Verde perfectly. The inside is just as restful as the outside. The road is now paved so riding the bikes to the village is even faster.
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london, ontario, canada
5

best in yucatan

  • 5 of 5

highly recommended to the relaxation and privacy seekers, but not only to them. this is a gorgeous bauhaus style two-bdrm., two-terrace house, which offers all of the amenities we enjoy in north america. it borders on a natural reservation and it's conveniently far from the other beach houses, so it allows for genuine privacy. the kayaks and the bikes in the garage are there to cater to the willing. the village (celestun), which is three kilometers away, has plenty of restaurants (especially fresh seafood) and shops. one can take trips from there to the flamingo reservation (5 minutes), the petrified forest (20 minutes) or the uxmal mayan ruins (1.5 hours). i rented a car in merida (1.5 hours away) for some 7500 pesos (under 20 canadian dollars/day); the roads are in decent shape, except for the last two kilometers to the house.

i stayed there for three weeks and all this time i saw no more than 5 people passing by daily, so the beach is almost private.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Best Celestun Living

  • 5 of 5

The casa is farther down the beach but is worth the extra kilometer! Private, serene, well designed and comfortable. Walk out to the clean Gulf beach from the front gate. The bedrooms on the upper level have an excellent porch and grand view of the setting sun. We had a car making the 4 kilometer jump into Celestun convenient. If you do not have access to a car, plan on arranging a connection with one or more of the many jitney cabs in town - they all have cell phones and are happy to provide the transport. There are stairs to walk up to the main level and then to the upper bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice on the beach

  • 4 of 5

This is a well designed and comfortable house right on the beach just north of Celestun. The beach is fairly private as this is the last house north of town, but there are a few beach walkers in the morning and afternoon. The house has everything you might want and all the appliances and facilities work well, although internet can be expensive depending on your usage. The beach road to the house is in fairly good condition, no 4x4 required, just a few potholes to watch for. Stores in Celestun stock most of the basics, although stocking up in Merida on the way in is a good idea. The caretaker Kenn is very reliable, the couple of times we needed him he responded very promptly. Overall we would recommend this to anyone seeking peace, privacy and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $19.59

Rates are subject to change. Rates do not include cell phone and cell modem rates.
50% due upon reservation, (not refundable), remaining 50% of rent due at check in and damage deposit (c$400.00) is paid to the Property Manager upon check in NOT to VRBO. This is refunded upon check out.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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