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Book Your Spring or Summer Vacation Now! The Pool and Ocean are Beautiful!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
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Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Book Your Spring or Summer Vacation Now! The Pool and Ocean are Beautiful!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Chelem House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our home is exactly what you're hoping for! Here are the 9 reasons this home stands out from the others.

1) TRULY BEACHFRONT. Not 'close to beachfront' or 'ocean view.' Your back yard is made of sand, and there is nothing between the house and the ocean except our own sandy beach front lot. Our lot is 250 feet long, and other than our house and pool, it's all sand!

2) HUGE PRIVATE POOL. One of the largest in the area. Most pools in our area are considered 'plunge pools.' Ours is possibly the largest private pool in the entire region. It is 40 feet long and 16.5 feet wide (12 meters x 5 meters). It also includes a children's area that is knee deep for adults and perfect for toddlers and young children.

3) THE AMENITIES YOU NEED TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE WORLD: DirecTV (with all the premium movie channels), Free Wireless Internet, and a Cell Phone included in your rental!

4) A UNIQUELY DESIGNED, WELL BUILT HOUSE WITH AIR CONDITIONING in both bedrooms. Most homes in this area are older 'box' homes that are 20-50 years old. Our home was built in 2004 with top-shelf building materials, including a lot of tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. It has a unique architectural design, including 3 beautiful columns that support a shaded back patio overlooking the ocean.

5) EASY ACCESS from Cancun or Merida. Cancun is a 3.5 hour comfortable, inexpensive bus ride from Merida on a major highway, and Merida is only 30 minutes away. Our home is located in Chuburna, the best (most tranquil, best beach, closest location to the bigger towns) location on the coast north of Merida. It's 15 minutes to Progreso, which has a large (Wal Mart owned) 'everything' store and a cruise ship pier and malecon that you can see from our beach! McDonalds, Starbucks, Home Depot, Wal Mart and more are only 30 minutes from your door in Merida.

6) GROUND TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED for you! Our property manager will pick you up or drop you off at the airport in Merida and will be happy to take you to Wal Mart, drop you off at the mall or another tourism site, and do whatever you need for your entire stay! There is a fee for these services. By the way, our property manager has a law degree from the University of Mexico, lived in Nashville for 10 years, and speaks perfect English.....she'll be 5 minutes down the road from you during your stay!

7) SAFETY. We're in the state of Yucatan, which is absolutely, positively the safest location in all of Mexico. Look it up. Check the stats. It's safer than Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and where we live in the USA.

8) OUR HOUSE IS NOT LOCATED ON A HIGHWAY. We live on a quiet, sandy street. Many homes in this area are located right on the major highway that passes by. If you have dogs, children, or just want to take a peaceful walk from your house, it may not be possible from many homes in this region. We also have a fenced in back yard that provides a little extra peace of mind for those of us with pets and small children- no need to worry about them wandering off with a fenced in yard!

9) We also own a Toyota 4 Runner that can be rented by the day for a very economical rate- just $55 per day (including insurances) or $250 for the week. As the home renter, use the car 1 day for free for each week you rent (exact 'free' days to be determined 1 month prior to your arrival)! You'll pay nearly $100/day for a family vehicle renting from the airport in Cancun or Merida- we used to pay that much as well- that's why we finally ended up buying a vehicle and passing along much of the savings to our renters.

Just a couple of years ago we were looking for a rental home for our family to spend some extended, quality time together. During our time on the coast north of Merida, we visited all the towns and many homes. After seeing all of the coast, we felt that Chuburna was the ideal location because of its beautiful beach and proximity to Progreso and Merida.

When we discovered that our current home was for sale, we knew there would never be a better location for a beach home. The only thing it was missing was a pool! So we added a huge pool in the back yard, and now we have the perfect home on the beach!

Our house was built to North American standards, including heavy construction, pleny of excellent lighting, and 3-prong electrical outlets everywhere in the house.

We have 2 large bedrooms. The first is a master bedroom with king size bed (Spring Air Mattress), its own bathroom, and its own door to the patio and beach. The second bedroom has two double beds, and both bedrooms have their own new A/C unit with remote control.

The kitchen and living area are an open floor plan. The kitchen has tile countertops, plenty of space, and small bar that overlooks the kitchen. The living area has comfortable sofas and a full dining room table and chairs.

Most importantly, this entire home is built with incredible beach, pool, and ocean views, and it all leads to your perfect oceanfront location! We have outdoor chairs for adults and children, beach loungers, and a full patio chair and table set.

Our yard is completely made of sand. In the front yard, we have a number of coconut trees and a banana tree. The back yard is the same. Feel free to take a nap on the sand under your beach front coconut tree!

This home is all about the beach, ocean, pool, and being outside. It's about relaxation and rejuvenation. You'll never take a vacation that is more stress free than having your own beachfront home with private pool in a cute Mexican beach town!

In Chuburna, you'll find a number of convenience stores and small restaurants serving some of the best seafood you'll ever taste....and it's all just a short walk down the sandy streets from your home!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About The Owner

We live in Minnesota and have three children and three dogs! Matt oversees a Christian Ministry that creates partnerships between churches and communities all over the world. Gina is a Physical Therapist. Both of us love our children, our three dogs, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Chelem

We love to drive all the way from Minnesota to Mexico to spend time in our favorite corner of the world. We've been to every continent other than Antarctica, and have decided that our beach home location is our very favorite place

What makes this house unique

You simply won't find a home to rent that has a better combination of location and amenities than this one. I know this to be true because we've spent time living and working in this area, so we know exactly what North Americans expect to remain connected with the world, but we also know North Americans are looking for when it comes to convenience, relaxation, and most importantly.....a house on the beach!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Book Your Spring or Summer Vacation Now! The Pool and Ocean are Beautiful!
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
Winnipeg, Manitoba
5

Great View

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week in February and had a good time. With just two adults who have been here done that and were looking to get away from the city this was a nice place to go.

The view here is great when you come from a prairie city waking up in the morning looking at the ocean in the morning. So the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good: The house is nice, clean around the house and inside. Having the SUV for a day was all that we needed, we went in on Sunday to Progreso and did our shopping for the week other then that we didn't really have a need for it. We use the collectivo which cost 11 pesos per person for the $4 it was worth it. Beds were great, water flows were good, tons of towels, the washing machine was nice also. The pool was nice, I thought it was a big pool and didn't heat up very well. Tons of little stores... so strange it was like everyone owned a store selling some sort of coke product. Places to eat, we only went out twice there but it was enough. TV was nice though we only watched movies at night when the day was done. Internet was nice to check out the world. Veronica was always there for a hand with concerns and extremely helpful.

The Bad: The cook ware, frying pans were beat up, cutting boards are really dirty and worn out, a can opener that would have any restaurant closed down, and rusty squires. In the world we live in now they are not expensive and should be changed. No cell phone was given to us and we never asked as we thought this was stopped. The beaches are not like they are in the pictures, yes times change but walking on the beach was not like you would do anywhere else, sticks out of the water made you worried about getting something in the foot. As with the last review the bars and locks on the windows and doors were a pain and we didn't know other wise but to make sure we always locked up day and night. We didn't ask the owner though if it was needed at night. No window on the master bedroom door, this would have been nice to have left it open for a breeze to come through the room at night.

The Ugly: Beaten down places everywhere, we would go for a walk and to see the area made you a bit depressed at times. Gang tags on the walls around town and in the pool (SUB13 or SUD13) this is the main reason we didn't like the place unlocked. Progreso, not impressed at all, over priced food and drinks, the bus tour told us more about the places to eat and drink then history of the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Absolutely wonderful vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed almost a week in February. The house is clean and simply decorated, the pool is fantastic, the kids appreciated the dish TV and we adults were happy we had internet (although it went down a couple of times, for half a day or so). The beds were some of the most comfortable we have stayed on in Mexico! The view was stunning. Unfortunately, the winds were really blowing, we had read that could be an issue in February in this area and it was (but just on the water). Thus, we used the house as a base to explore the area--going to Merida, Celestun to see the flamingos, Cuzama to explore cenotes, Uxmal to go the ruins. All amazing places within a 2 hr drive. We found that by the time we got back to Chuburna, the restaurants were generally closed (around 7pm). The next town over, had places open later, so not a huge deal, but we could never just walk anywhere for dinner and drinks, as everything was closed in the evening. Although a beach town, it is not yet influenced as much by tourism (at least while we were there), which isn't a bad thing, a positive for us. We didn't meet the caretaker, Veronica until the day we left (she was out of town when we arrived). Gina, the home owner, was a huge help and very responsive when we had questions--we would email her while we were there and get a response back quickly from either her or Veronica. One thing we suggest to the owners is having a book about the house with an overview of procedures for the day to day of the house, leaving procedures, pool care-taking, how to get the TV/dish system working, etc. The email sent didn't cover it all. Perhaps Veronica normally goes over this for people, but since she was out of town when we arrived, we didn't get that overview and weren't really sure about various things, so then I had to send emails to the owner (like what do we do with the keys when we are leaving, etc). One minor negative for us, we were surprised how many bars over the doors/windows, padlocks and security system we had to contend with each day. We have stayed in many parts of the Yucatan and this is the first place that was locked down as much as it was. Maybe we didn't have to always use all those bars and locks, but no one told us otherwise (granted, we didn't ask), so we did all the locks and it was sort of a pain, although, nothing got stolen. The house has a prime view and the owners have done an excellent job of ensuring that you will have a fantastic time at their home.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

spent 2 weeks honeymoon! great experience!

  • 5 of 5

I finally get to write a review on the amazing time i had here. We got married June 27 2012, very young and when we told everyone were going to Mexico they got a bit scared for us. We got there and the people were very kind and very sweet people, i wear a head scarf so i really wanted a place with privacy, and this was it, we had so much fun veronica was really nice and funny! She showed us around everywhere, the house was gorgeous, i was up every morning 6 am straight to the ocean, so peaceful. I really cant put the entire experience into words. We got to go scuba diving, along with jetskiing, massages. The whole trip was great we stayed 2 weeks and i didnt even want to go back home. On our way flying back, there was a storm so alot of flight cancelations, as were standing in line,(a very very long line) were conversating with a women about how much we loved our trip and all that, we went back and forth and it turns out that it was the home owner, she was too sweet, we ended up sharing a room because all flights were canceled. What a coincidence, we are actually planning on coming again very soon! With our 1 year old baby boy, who also loves to swim so hes going to love the kiddie pool ♡

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect Honeymoon Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our honeymoon in June and this vacation site was perfect for us; peaceful, beautiful, quiet, and romantic. Almost every evening, we would take lawn chairs down to the beach and watch the sun set. The colors are spectacular and set the stage for several photo opts. In addition to the sunsets, we found ourselves enjoying the beach and pool every day. Having direct beach access is a highlight of this home. Many hours were spent seashell hunting along the beach or sitting in the sand and letting the waves splash against us. We appreciated that we could walk out far into the water and only be waist deep. The pool was refreshing and we spent a lot of time on the back porch in the shade playing cards and reading. Several of our meals were cooked at the house and we tried many food items that are not available in our supermarkets back in Minnesota. In addition to the above, we really enjoyed the local attractions and talking with the friendly people living in Chuburna and Chelem. We picked up a copy of Yucatan Today in Merida and found it a great resource to plan our day trips and learn more about the culture. We vacationed during off peak time and used ChelemEvents on Facebook to help plan some of our lunch and dinner outings. This home and location exceeded our expectations and we look forward to bringing family back someday to experience this beautiful site.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fun vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation in the home. It is amazing to have your own private pool and beach just steps away. We enjoyed both! If you want to get away from all of the craziness of Cancun, this is the place. Although we did find the 3 hr drive from Cancun to Progreso a little boring, we would probably fly to Merida or take a bus next time. People were great in the area, Veronica helped us with suggestions on where to go and came over if we had any issues with the house. The wi-fi worked great and allowed us to keep in touch with our family back home. We do speak Spanish, and that was a plus, but we were surprised by how many English speaking people we met! Great place to get away!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful ocean memories

  • 5 of 5

Imagine your relaxing beachfront decisions… grab flip flops to walk sandy white beaches in the morning at low tide to collect from millions of shells, or stroll barefoot mid-afternoon when the warm waves roll in at high tide, or watch in awe as the sun sets in bold hues over the ocean for magnificent photos friends will envy. Do you swim or jump salty waves or serenely gaze out to sea, leaving all thoughts behind of snowy weather back home! Or relocate to the gorgeous pool right outside your patio to relax on a floatie, or lounge with a book under the shaded porch with cooling trade winds blowing.

Off the main square, we bought a stack of freshly made tortillas for under $1. A short jaunt away in Chelem, we easily chatted with local business owners from the US and Canadian expat community - Soma’s had poolside dinners and weekend breakfasts under a thatched roof (we savored on Italian build-your-own night), next door Lizard Joe’s brings in music gigs, Tacomaya’s owners also super friendly (by Bull Pen), the crafts shop along the main road also had a “garage sale like set up” including freshly made cinnamon rolls and hard cheeses. For shopping…borrow the car or take the local bus into Progreso to leisurely stroll along the long boardwalk, watch the fishing boats, and barter with the handy phrase ¿cuánto menos? – meaning how much less (and I’m willing to playfully dialogue with you in my limited Spanish!). We went on a Sunday afternoon, experiencing an intergenerational gathering of friendly Mexicans casually visiting as kiosk/shop vendors sold their goods. Driving south on 261 - halfway to Merida - are ruins at Dzibilchaltun, which include a temple, chapel, stone village remnants, museum of artifacts, and cenote with lily pads where we dangled our feet for fish to nibble our toes.

This was my fifth vacation in Mexico, but my first away from resorts, and I was so pleased and relieved at the cultural feel of living in the midst of a foreign country in safety, along with amazing accommodations. Matt and Gina have created such a comfortable beach house with modern conveniences including wifi, and readily available for ideas to make our stay absolutely wonderful. Veronica is so fun, and made the airport pick up and buying groceries so easy. What a gift turning these photos into real experiences filled with joy for lasting memories…thank you so very much!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Mayan Ruins - Chichen Itza, Mayan Ruins - Uzmal, Cruise Ship Port and Malecon, Colonial District of Merida, Cenotes (underground rivers)

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Amenities

Chelem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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