About the property
- House2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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
Marjorie Ratcliffe and Rod Millard
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- English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 12:00 AM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect spot to relax while exploring nature & sights
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!
This review sums up the outside joys of our house. Perfect relaxation inside as well
Perfect spot to relax, enjoy nature & explore local sights!
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!
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.
best in yucatan
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.
Best Celestun Living
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.
Very nice on the beach
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.
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. CONTACT OWNERS for long term rentals of a month or more. The above rates do not include the fees paid to the agency