We stayed for 2 weeks in this lovely Casita. The two-story Casita is on the same property where the owners live. They are available for any issues that may arise. George was there for anything we needed and was a great source of information. Marla has put together a very informing book about the area and the customs, which helped immensely. Marla and George were very helpful during our stay.
The rooms are quite spacious, especially the upstairs master bedroom. Break and Enters seems to be an issue in the area but we felt quite secure as the property is gated and the owners have two dogs which would prevent any intruders.
A car is a must if staying here as it is a fair distance to get to restaurants and stores. There is a good supermarket in Progresso that is easy to get to and provides all you need for your stay. Las Dunas Restaurant is very close and you can get a good meal there and they have entertainment some nights. Lizard Joe's was great for BBQ ribs and wonderful entertainment. We enjoyed great entertainment at El Bull Pen but never ate there. In Progresso, the Bar Lovento is a big expat hangout where you will meet tons of Canadians and Americans and you can get a good meal. Merida was a wonderful surprise for us, with lots of shopping, culture, and history. A must see if you are in the area. Uxmal ruins were a fair distance, but worth the trip if ruins interest you. We didn't make it to any of the cenotes but will have to do that on our next visit.
The lovely private pool is right outside your door and a great place to sit and relax, suntan, and read a book. I didn't see many people out on the beaches like you would at a resort area, but you can walk for miles along the beaches with tons (literally) of shells to be found. Winter seems to be the low season in that area. We met lots of Canadian and American expats who spend the winter months in Chelem, Progresso, Chiburna and Chixchilub.
The only things that would have made our stay more comfortable would be cable/satellite TV, a small safe, and access to bicycles to explore the area.
What to bring? The area is pretty laid back, shorts and t-shirts seem to be the norm, even at the restaurants. Ladies a few sundresses will be all that's needed, flip/flops and sandals and perhaps a pair of walking shoes for the ruins. There is a washer/dryer in the unit, which helps for long stays.
This would be a great place for 1 or 2 couples or a family.