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Beachfront Private Villa with Kayaks, Bikes, & Wifi Internet

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to VILLA MARIPOSA (Butterfly House), a beautiful vacation home on a white sands beach within walking distance of the unspoiled little fishing village of Celestun, on the Gulf coast of Mexico. Here you can truly relax and be comfortable. You will find friendly people, a serene environment, a market place, and many wonderful oceanfront seafood restaurants. Walk for miles on the long deserted beach, collect sea shells, swim in the turquoise ocean waters, listen to the waves, relax in your hammock, be amazed by the breathtaking sunsets, and stargaze like nowhere else. The beach is beautiful and just outside your door!

On Google Earth you can view Villa Mariposa from Satelite at:

20degrees 52'39.39'N 90degrees 23'33.97'W

VILLA MARIPOSA is a newly renovated (2016), fully furnished beach house with your comfort in mind. It has all the modern conveniences, with 2 large ocean view bedrooms with lush pillow top queen beds, WiFi Internet access, 2 deluxe hammocks, 1 full bath, fully stocked dine-in kitchen, large ocean view (wall of glass) family room with TV, DVD, small DVD library, laundry with washer, a (palm leaf) palapa covered patio. Your kitchen has all the appliances including a gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, blender, coffee maker, juicer, pots and pans, cooking utensils, and dishes. 2 Sea Kayaks, 2 bikes, and a large Gas Barbeque have been added!! All of your towels and linens are provided.

Celestun is known for its beachfront seafood restaurants, friendly people, boat tours up the estuary to see the Flamingos, and 300 other species of birds. All basic food and grocery needs can be met in the fruit and vegetable market and various small shops in the village. A coffee shop, and an internet shop, are also available.

The beautiful, colonial city of Merida, capital of Yucatan is only 1 hour 20 minutes away. Daily bus service is available. Merida offers you many cultural opportunities to see music and dance performances, churches, museums, art, shopping, and dining. Site Seeing Tours are available from Merida.

You can choose to fly into Merida’s airport (MID) or Cancun’s airport (with an additional drive).

Keywords: House, private, internet, beach, kayaks, bikes, quiet, close, romantic, sun, comfortable, birds, nude, vacation.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 7, 2016

About Robbie


I'm 62 and an Undersea Artist. You will see alot of my art on the walls of the beach house. If you love the beach and comfortable furnishings, you'll love staying at Villa Mariposa. Please be gentle with my house.

Hope you enjoy your stay.


Why Robbie chose Celestun

Villa Mariposa is a private single home on a large beachfront lot. It was remodelled with high standards, easy maintenance, and in a quiet, beautiful location, yet still close enough to town to make it the ideal vacation get-away. It has easy maintenance tile floors and lots of natural light and ocean breezes, perfect for my love of painting undersea scenes.

Celestun is so wonderfully unspoiled and offers so many fun activities.

What makes this house unique

Surrounded by trees and wonderfully quiet except for the birds and the ocean while still only a 10 min walk or a short drive to the center of town!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Private Villa with Kayaks, Bikes, & Wifi Internet
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Celebrate Celestun!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house. It is a perfect place for those that want to experience Real Mexico. Beautiful home in a private setting with all the amenities. Great location for Birding. The beach is amazing and totally private. Celestun is a wonderful small town with very welcoming people. Loved the house with great views, ocean breezes and a great back deck- Outdoor grill, sea toys and Kayaks make it so easy you never have to leave home! Would highly recommend it to people who want off the beaten path, beauty and solitude. All around great rental experience from Pascal and Robbie Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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richardson, tx

great place

  • 5 of 5

this was a great place to stay. everything that you need is right there. the house is on the beach and you can see the sunset and the sun rise. we love celestun and we will be back here again in this house.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynda, Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm so glad you had a great vacation. You are always welcome to rent again. Thanks always, Robbie
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Beautiful Home/Beautiful Beach....Would Rent Again

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I just got back from our vacation in Celestun and it was fantastic. In the past we've stayed at all inclusive resorts but never again after this. I discovered that renting a private beach house is a fun way to vacation. Its more relaxing and very private. The house was right on the beach....I mean just steps away! That was great. The property is surrounded by forest, so there wasn't a noise or privacy issue ever. The sunsets were beautiful and Debbie said this was our most romantic vacation. I'll have to agree. My favorite part was getting out in the kayaks everyday and heading down to the row of restaurants. Its fun to pull up on the beach and order a fresh squeezed OJ! The beach is the most beautiful natural beach I've ever seen. We collected some beautiful shells and ended up buying an extra bag just for shells. The house was much better than the pictures in the listing! This place was wonderful - bright airy, and the kitchen was roomy and well stocked. It was perfect for us, had everything we needed, and was very comfortable and clean. Pascal, the manager, was friendly, helped us get oriented, and gave us ideas on what sites to see. A must see is the Flamingo Tour! We really enjoyed it. We decided to hire a maid to come in mid vacation and Pascal helped us arrange that too. I will always have good memories of this vacation relaxing in a hammock under the thatched patio cover. I would stay here again and highly recommend Celestun and this beach house.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Wonderful, relaxing place. We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Celestun is a relaxed little town that welcomes tourists. The "flamingo" tours are practically mandatory and we took a tour to view the thousands of birds in the "ria" close to town. There are many restaurants along the beach with delicious fish and seafood.

The house is clean and a few kilometers outside of town. The newly remodeled bathroom was beautiful! The location is quiet, with beautiful sunsets and amazing star gazing. We enjoyed listening to the gentle waves, the birds in the morning, taking the sea kayaks out, and riding the bicycles thru town. Most of all we enjoyed doing nothing. The covered patio facing the beach is a dream come true. The sea breeze every day kept the house cool every day even when the temperatures reached 95 degrees. If I were a writer this would be a perfect location!

The property manager is now a local business man with very good English and Spanish. The owner is improving the property on a regular basis. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London ON Canada

The Best Holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for 3 weeks in December, It was the best working holiday we have had in years. So good we decided to build our own house in Celestun. We will return to Villa Mariposa as soon as we can and until our own house is ready.

Villa Mariposa is well appointed with everything you need for cooking, it is well cared for, super clean and a comfortable home whose pictures do not do it justice. It would easily accommodate 4 people (or more in hammocks!). The caretaker was friendly and very helpful. The town,a 30 minute walk from the house, has everything needed for everyday shopping and the beach restaurants are clean, there isn't much menu variety but the fish and shrimp and calamari are fresh so what else do you need? Everywhere the service is friendly. The people of Celestun really seem to welcome the tourists rather than barely putting up with them. The beach is drop dead gorgeous.

Celestun is a quiet town so if you're looking for beach games in the day time and wild nights on the town this is not the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent a fantastic week in this comfortable little villa with a beautiful ocean view. We flew into Cancun and drove our little rental across the pennisula with no trouble at all. The house itself is clean, spacious, and very well decorated. The nearby town of Celestun is beautiful, and we were welcome at every restaurant and store we entered, even though neither of us speak any Spanish. We spent most of our week relaxing in the comfortable hammock in the house, walking up and down the beach, and took a few day trips to Merida and to some nearby Mayan ruins. The caretaker was very helpful and accessible when we needed them. I highly reccommend this little known spot of heaven to anyone who wants a quiet vacation away from the hustle and bustle of hotels and popular "tourist" destinations. Celestun had plenty to do without having to fight any crowds! It is a beautiful place and I would highly reccomend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Flamingos are in the area and tours are so much fun!


Rates & Availability

Celestun House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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New nightly rate
Mar 15 2016 - Mar 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Pay half via Paypal to make reservation. Balance due upon arrival. $400 refundable security deposit.

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Celestun House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1103 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bath is completely tiled with Mexican Talavera tiles. Its lovely! It has one sink on a roomy vanity with storage below, an oval toilet, and a nice roomy shower with a built in seat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillowtop, 2 chairs, closet, desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , pillowtop, 2 chairs, closet
  • Queen size Beds (1) Large closet with drawers and hangers.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • festivals
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Beach lounge chairs, 2 kayaks, bikes, floats, outdoor dining.

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