Our 10 day stay was awesome! The north side of the house facing the beach is all windows, allowing for ocean views from anywhere in the kitchen and living room. The house is closer to the beach than any of the nearby houses, so it gave a feeling of seclusion, like you had the whole area to yourself.
We cooked almost all of our meals on site and the kitchen was stocked with utensils, pans, storage containers, plates, cups and most important the coffee maker. There are fully stocked markets in Progresso or even three Walmarts in Merida to get groceries.
We also did a lot of driving around (using maps instead of GPS... quite an adventure) we found 3 or 4 Cool Cenotes and Mayan ruins. We made a longer trip to the Uxmal ruins one day. Dzibilchaltun was a closer ruins, but Uxmal was definitely worth the extra drive!
If you plan on visiting any Cenotes make sure to bring a snorkel mask or goggles, the water is crystal clear and it's a whole different experience under the water than just looking from the top.
If you are looking for a peaceful, no obligation retreat without many tourists this is the place. Granted we were likely there in an off season, but we usually had hours of beach walking and she'll hunting to ourselves.
If you need some touristy time Progresso was just 15-20 minutes away or Merida just under an hour away. We made many trips into both places, but then were able to come back "home" to our secluded retreat and relax.
I would recommend eating a Ponchos in Merida if you do make it out of the house!
Jose, the grounds keeper, was always nearby if you needed anything, but was also never intrusive.
Carlos, the owner, was very responsive for any questions we had prior to and during the trip.
If you think you might not be able to live without the internet/wifi... You should try it! We were apprehensive at first, but I really feel that was one of the reasons we were able to feel so relaxed. We brought a blue tooth speaker and some downloaded music and movies for entertainment when needed.
If we had one regret, it would be that we should have learned a little Spanish before the trip. ( we knew absolutely none) it would have made things simpler in some cases, but we managed.
If your looking for a relaxing time, off the beaten path, for an AWESOME price this is the place.
We will be back!