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Oasis del Mar 1/2 block from the sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleep 4, large pool *new* 2BR 2BA now available

* One block from the Malecon beach boardwalk

* The Malecon boardwalk, downtown stores, and most restaurants are wheelchair accessible

* Progreso is a very safe community: for added protection, the property is walled and has a security gate

* Guests have full use of the large pool facilities and garden area. The pool has access for a wheelchair

* The Canadian owners live nearby and are available for any questions you may have

*Suite has a fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, dishes and utensils

* There are ceiling fans and air conditioning in the suite

* High speed wi-fi internet access (bring your own computer) and a DVD player are included.

*Ask about our two bedroom, two bath unit on this property, now also available. Pricing varies for this suite.

*Discounts offered for long term (6 months or longer) rentals

* Interested in Costa Rica? Ask about our condo in Jaco!

* If you want a place full of tourists, restaurants, and other amenities just like the USA or Canada, Progreso is not the place to be. If you want the experience of authentic Mexican culture among friendly locals, Progreso is the place to be.

* Mostly Spanish is spoken here. (However you can get by easily with a Spanish phrase book) You will be immersed in a community of friendly, helpful, and serene people. The crime rate is very low for most of the Yucatan, as its roots are founded by the legacy of the peaceful Mayan culture.

* Progreso's beaches are safe and tranquil making them great for swimming. A nearby marina provides windsurfing and jet-ski rentals.

* Grocery stores, markets, pharmacies, and many restaurants are within easy walking distance. A car is not necessary, however driving a rented car in Mexico is easy and safe, and can make it much easier to get around. The house is one and a half blocks from the bus route, making it easy to ride around town. An air-conditioned bus to Merida leaves the bus terminal every 15 minutes for less than $3 return.

* a golf course only 20 minutes away, or visit the city of Merida, Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, Uxmal, or the Loltun caves. Enjoy excursions into the mangrove swamps, or take a trip to see the flamingo colonies. You can swim in the cenote at Dzibilchaltun, only 15 minutes away.

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Progreso Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main floor suite
  • Grab bars in bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , see notes
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The suite is complete with fully supplied kitchen, all bedding, towels, and beach towels. Weekly maid service includes cleaning bathroom, washing floors and changing sheets and towels. FREE wireless internet access. Extra services available for a fee, full laundry service, and on site massage, manicure, pedicure. Smoking is not permitted inside the suite, but is permitted on the grounds. Please ask about our other 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment.


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Oasis del Mar 1/2 block from the sea
average rating of 4.939394 based on 35 reviews

Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed 2 months in Joanne's beautiful 2 bedrooms house. The kitchen is very well stocked if you want to eat in, there was plenty of linen, great outdoor patio and a pool. We found the level of cleaniness of the inside and outside to be above average of what we have experienced in other rented houses. Progreso 's malecon is only at 5 minutes walk making it easy to eat out or go for a walk at night. We would not hesitate to recommend this place to friends and family. Joanne is a great host, and always makes it important to make us fell at 'home away from home'.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oasis del Mar - truly an Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Progreso.

The web-site showed pics and a write-up about the 2 one BR suites.

We rented the 'new' 2 BR 2 Bath section where the owners used to live. Super beds, linens, towels, CD/DVD/book library, etc etc!

It is huge, well equipped and comfortable. It was great because we rented for 2 weeks and our daughter and grandson joined us for a week. The immaculate pool, patios and courtyard are amazing. Nearby is an OXXO ( 7-11 ish) and a block from the Malecon - a great breezy walk to downtown in 10 minutes. Try the Fish-Fish restaurant nearby - a spotlessly clean, friendly restaurant with a varied menu and wonderful staff.

Progreso fills up in summer, and a bit on cruise ship days, but otherwise, it is a supremely safe, relaxing and friendly beach town.

We would highly recommend this property - Joanne is the host with the most. She really makes her guests feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing stay in an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Joanne and Chuck were amazing hosts! They were so helpful and knowledgeable. They made our first trip with our kids and our stay so easy. They were always there to help out, answering questions, recommending restaurants, tours and taxis. The apartment is spacious, comfortable, very clean and well equipped. My husband and I enjoyed sitting on our private balcony every night! The pool was very refreshing after our outings and was clean, safe and accessible for the children. The neighbourhood was safe, quiet and so close to the beach and all the action. We took in many different restaurants, walked the Malecon and visited the shops and markets. Having laundry facilities on site was very helpful travelling with young kids and we had plenty of supplies and bottled water. We would highly recommend staying here and look forward to our own future stays.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Diamond in the heart of Progreso.

  • 5 of 5

Could not of been more pleased with our stay at Oasis del Mar. A clean, well maintained property that is so close to the Malecon . The owners who are both Canadian are friendly, helpful , and accommodating. On our first day in Progreso Joanne took us to the market, showed us where to bank, and helped us with finding our transportation needs. What you see in their ad is exactly what you will get plus more. A warm welcoming of wine, fresh fruit, and a few extra goodies in our fridge. As for Progreso, a safe and friendly village. A must go and stay for all.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Paradise In Progreso

  • 5 of 5

Oasis Del Mar is a treasure in Progreso, Yucatan. Owners Chuck and Jo are welcoming and do their best to get you acclimatized quickly to their little jewel and have suggestions on where to shop, what to see and what to expect because they have been there for 8 years and know the ropes.

Located just a block and a half from the Malecon (concrete board walk about a mile long), it makes it easy to go enjoy the sights and sounds there, while just far enough away to be a quiet place to relax. Most homes in Progreso are hidden behind concrete walls, so this adds a level of security to your stay, although we never felt any danger from the friendly Mayan people of the area. The walled compound though allows you to enjoy the sun, pool, palapa if you want shade and quietness you may desire at times during your day. With the Malecon so close by there are lots of options for restaurants, the large beach is never crowded and there are lots of places safe and scenic for long walks. The malecon, entire complex, suite, shower and pool are all level entry so worked quite well for me as I am confined to a wheelchair. We definitely plan to return and would highly recommend this location for anyone looking for a more genuine Mexican vacation than a resort in Cancun, the Mayan Riviera or Neuvo Vallarta.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location!

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a lovely location - literally steps from the beach! The suite is cozy, but the pool area is the piece de resistance. If the ocean wasn't so close by to tempt you, you would want to hang out at the pool all day. Joanne and Chuck were there to handle our every need.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Joanne Dueck
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Joanne Dueck

We are Canadians who have lived in Progreso Yucatan since February 2008. When we were deciding where we were going to move, we wanted a place where there weren't too many foreigners, but just enough so that we didn't feel isolated. We have wonderful Mexican neighbours and live in a real community. Our goal was to live in a real Mexican town and learn to speak Spanish. We love this area, the kind people, the many attractions and the warm weather year round.

Joanne Dueck purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Joanne Dueck chose Progreso

We chose this property for it's proximity to the Malecon. There is no need for a car here, you are well located to walk to restaurants and stores. A bus route is close by and a taxi from downtown costs just a couple of dollars.

What makes this apartment unique

Our lower level unit is wheel chair accessible without being institutional. There are grab bars beside the toilet and in the shower. The shower is wheel-in.

Renting two or all three of our suites could make this property a perfect place for a large family while giving everyone a little private space as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality, we found exactly what we were looking for and more! Peter loved his evenings with the grill, I loved the fish he cooked. Hope we have a chance to come back again.
Aug 2009
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

We are in the state of Yucatan, close to the capital and colonial city of Merida. Enjoy the beach, interact with the friendly locals, visit nearby Mayan ruins, enjoy a round of golf, go birding, kayaking in the mangrove swamp, or relax in our beautiful pool. Experience theatre, symphony, ballet and many cultural experiences in Merida, only half an hour away. We look forward to welcoming you to Oasis del Mar!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$400-$475/weekly $1200-$1400/monthly
Please inquire about our additional apartment.

Interested in Costa Rica? As about our condo in Jaco!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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