This beach house was great for our one month vacation by the ocean. It had all the amenities that we required. The WiFi was a great asset for us to keep in touch with our family and friends. When we arrived the house was clean and inviting with a few supplies and a large jug of water. The ocean view from the veranda was spectacular and there were chairs and a nice eating area for us to have a early morning coffee or siesta. Carlos the caretaker - a phone call away was fantastic - and very helpful in ensuring that we were comfortable. Any repairs, maintainance or removing our weekly garbage was done immediately!!
The owner of this home was the most wonderful person, not only very accommodating and very helpful in any questions we had... and believe me...I had many to answer!!! The new microwave, toaster and gas BBQ were delivered within days of contacting the owner by email.
The description and photos of the house was accurate, and 3 days after arriving we contacted the owner to book 2 months next year, that's how much we loved it!!
We took a cambio into Progreso for 20 peso each, which drooped us in the centre of town, where we shopped at local markets and two large grocery stores - San Francisco and the Bodega, which is similar to Costco. The cab ride back cost us 115 pesos - door to door! We found no need for a car, because the local cambio and cab service is very efficient and really reasonable!
The local folks are wonderful people, even with OUR lack of Spanish they helped us out in the market, on the streets and even taking the rides to and from town...very kind, patient, friendly, loving people. We enjoyed our time here...and will be back for more sun, sand, ocean & cocktails next year!!