Temperate, tranquil, private get-away ...
Are you looking for a balmy climate to escape to for your vacation? Would you like to awake to a glorious sunrise, smell the salty sea air, hear the gentle roll of ocean waves, and feel the soft, warm ocean breezes? Imagine stepping outside onto the white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. In the evening you can sit out on the veranda, sip a Margarita, and watch the magnificent sunset before lighting the tiki torches? If this sounds appealing you will love villa Sueño Encantado.
Just a short walk away, is the charming fishing village of Telchac Puerto, where you will find a grocery store, bakery, hardware store, laundry services, a clinic, fruits and vegetables stands, several excellent seafood restaurants, fresh tortillas, fried fish stands, pay phones and an internet café. The town plaza is shaded by beautiful old trees and offers a play area for children. The lighthouse is situated close-by on the seaside promenade.
For those who want more than the beach, there are many things to do and places to explore. Mayan ruins, cenotes, haciendas, and quaint little villages abound. The gulf offers fishing, kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling. Progreso, a pleasant 30 minute drive to the west, along the coast, is a lively port town that cruise ships have recently discovered. If you have a momentary longing for city life, Merida is just a 50 to 60 minute drive from Sueño Encantado. There you can find many of the popular food and shopping chains found in Mexico's neighbors to the north: Costco, Home Depot, Walmart, McDonalds, Chili’s -- you get the picture. But you certainly can avoid all of that in Merida if you choose. In the squares and the Paseo de Montejo Avenue in the city centre you can experience the wonderful sights, sounds, shopping, and restaurants that this historical colonial city has to offer.
The people are very friendly and many speak English.
More about the villa …
the palapa covered entry-way into villa Sueño Encantado serves to set the tone for a relaxing beach get away upon your arrival. The Mexican tile floors and tile accents featured throughout the villa were hand-picked by the talented local architect, Gabriela Cornelio, who designed this custom home. The authentic Mexican décor lends a warm, comforting charm that enhances the whole experience.
There are 3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. The first floor bedroom has a queen bed and opens onto a lovely terrace. Upstairs is another bedroom with a queen bed. The master bedroom has a king bed and a lovely palapa-covered balcony overlooking the ocean. The well-supplied kitchen and dining and living room areas are on the first floor. Glass double doors open onto a beachfront terrace where you can enjoy the beauty of the ocean from sun-up to sun-down!
Ok the house was pleasant. The Beach was pleasant. Will I come back to this area again? Yes. Will I come back to this house. No!
The owner is responsible for his/her own advertising accuracy. One of my chief requirements was WiFi and broadband access which the advert clearly states is available. Was it available? No, it does not even exist. If you want Cell phone access make sure you are in the front bedroom and within a few feet of the window otherwise phone access is hit and miss! It does have a TV but do not assume it is connected to any over the air or cable service. It isn't. I will give the owner her dues because she did offer to refund me my money but when you have just traveled 5,000 kms who wants to be told they can have their money back but now you've to go hunting for a new place for 3 months.
The living room furniture is pleasant but uncomfortable and the master bedroom bed is extremely uncomfortable. The neighbours are very nice and so is the building manager but the property itself is not what I will be returning to next year. There are many places nearby to rent that are much nicer for similar money.
Great house! Very comfortable. Quiet and convenient location. Spent 5 wonderful weeks there and wish we didn't have to leave!
We had a fantastic two-week stay at Sueno Encantado. The villa was spotless, bright and airy, the bedrooms were huge and comfortable and the bathrooms were pleasant.
With the beach just a few steps away the location was ideal. I love how all the houses are set back from the water slightly amid the dunes.
There is a small, functional and tidy kitchen and the open floor plan makes the whole villa feel larger than it probably is. The courtyard entrance is really nice and provides a real sense of privacy.
The location, perhaps a mile or so from "downtown" was great. It's certainly possible to walk into town along the beach but a car was very useful.
Cell reception is spotty at best at the villa itself (in town it's better) and I don't recall any internet. We never once turned on the TV, so I have no idea if there is reception. Instead, we just enjoyed being disconnected, reading on the patio, the sound of the water, the breezes (which can get strong as the afternoons heat up) and the tranquility of Sharri's villa.
Telchac Puerto is a hidden gem and I hope it stays that way. February and March when we visited is very much the off season with not much happening. The town is, I'm told, jam packed around Easter and again in July and August as folks from nearby Merida flock to the beach.
There are two or three restaurants that are open consistently, a dozen or so "Concinas" that are cheap and delicious and several small Bodegas for the basics. There are also a few sweet shops and an internet cafe.
If you're looking for a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and party opportunities Telchac isn't the place. All those things can be had nearby, however, in Progresso, Merida or even Motul, and it was nice to be able to return to our very quiet and extremely pleasant "home" after exploring the surrounding area.
Motul, about a 30-minute drive away is a really nice slice of small town Mexico. For a more touristy destination, Progresso and its shops and restaurants are an easy drive along the beach road and also has a large, modern grocery and multiple ATMs. (There are no ATMs in Telchac.)
Merida is a lovely city that is worthy of a multi-day stay to really explore. The central markets in all three towns were great spots to wander and eat an informal lunch.
Izamal, about 90-minutes away, is a beautiful town and a must-see if you're in the area.
English was a rarity but a few words of Spanish and a good attitude will see you through the basics.
We had a wonderful month at Sharry's Telchac beach villa! The villa is very well supplied with cooking utensils, towels, sheets, etc...and the furnishing is very comfortable. Our family loved the clean beach and the lovely views from the upstairs balcony. I enjoyed sleeping with the balcony door open to hear the breaking waves. It is so quiet and restful at the villa that I was able to read 6 books and take many naps. We are already dreaming about next year.
My family enjoyed an absolutely wonderful week at Sharry's villa. What a piece of paradise. The villa was well appointed to meet our needs. the tile work is gorgeous. Sharry's property manager and local manager were friendly and helpful. When we arrived late in the evening the villa was open, lit and inviting- what a great way to be welcomed to Telchac Puerto!!! WE loved the local villages, great food, friendly people and wonderful sights. The villa was the perfect home base after a day of sightseeing. We ran out of time to see and do everything. the pictures onthe site accurately portray the beauty of the villa and the beach.
What a tranquil setting -- the perfect place to relax. The house was spacious and comfortable and the view (we loved the sunrise) was impeccable. My only regret is that we missed the flamingos. Thank you!