I have to say this is the hardest review I have ever written. On the one hand I don't want to rave about this property, which is truly appropriate, because I want to keep this paradise to myself. However the owners deserve all the accolades they get for creating this wonderful experience and being such gracious hosts.
First the property. This is a beautifully decorated house set on immaculately maintained grounds and as the photos accurately show is directly on the beach. We didn't use the pool but only because the ocean and beach were so perfect. Warm water, with beautiful blue green colors and calm waves, especially in the morning and early afternoon. Both bedrooms were large with comfortable beds and views to the sea. Well appointed kitchen where we cooked the majority of our meals. Great covered patio with beautiful table was perfect for reading, eating, and, relaxing. Perfect size for our two couples. There is a washer and dryer as well which cuts down on the amount of clothes you need to bring, and yes air conditioning!
I would definitely recommend renting a car as the town of Chelem, where most restaurants, small grocery, and limited liquor store are, is a 10 minute or so drive. The owners will definitely hook you up with all the recommendations you need. This is definitely a casual sleepy town so don't even think about needing to dress up or make dinner reservations. Progreso is about 20 minutes and is where a few nicer restaurants, larger grocery store, and nearest cash machines are. (Get cash in Merida if you need an ATM)
Finally our hosts. Brian and Wade (plus the four well behaved chichuas) are by far the most helpful and friendly property owners/managers that we have encountered while using VRBO or similar sites. They take obvious pride in their house, the area, and Yucatan as a whole. Truly contact them before hand to help make any arrangements for your trip, including car rental, tours of the area, etc. Wade saved us on Easter week when our Merida car rental fell through and there were no other cars available in the entire city, (all over the telephone!). They made us feel like family and we can't wait to come back.