|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Las Tunas is a comfortable home owned by the creators of the leading tourist guide to the state of Yucatan 'Yucatan Today.' Check the website.
*Las Tunas home in nestled in amongst some 300 coconut trees and sits on a large, spacious beach front property on the Gulf of Mexico.
*We sit apart from other homes - we have no wall-to-wall neighbors. Set off the beach you will have a wonderful view of the pool, dune and Gulf of Mexico.
*This is not a stark rental property, this is our home with sofas, chairs and beds that are comfortable!!
*Master bedroom: two queen beds, ceiling fan, AC
*2nd bedroom: two twin beds, ceiling fan, AC
*3rd bedroom: one king-size bed, ceiling fan, AC
Fully equiped large kitchen with ocean view.
Indoor living room and dining room, plus terrace lounge and dining areas.
Telchac Puerto is known for being small, slow and quiet, where you
will find the locals very friendly. Being such a small village, you
will feel at home quickly, get to know the shop keepers and them you.
The beaches are wide, sandy and great for walking. They are not
crowded with fishing boats, other tourists, break water sticks
every twenty feet and wall-to-wall houses like in Chicxulub and
Progreso. Telchac Puerto is for people looking for a place that is
more private and uncrowded.
Swimming is good all year long. The water is safe, clean Gulf water
with no rocks, currents or ebb tides. It is very swimmer friendly.
We have ceiling fans throughout our home and AC in the bedrooms, for an additional cost.
There is an international airport in Merida, with direct flights
from Houston, Miami, Dallas / Ft. Worth and Mexico City. It can be cheaper to fly into
Cancun, rent a car there and drive over - about four hours.
Having a car will make your stay much more enjoyable.
I came to Merida as a college sophomore 43 years ago for a three month Spanish course. I met a local, got married, started a successful business (Yucatan Today - THE tourist guide to the Yucatan), raised a family and am now doing philanthropical work in education in Telchac Puerto. Las Tunas is our beach home, but we can't be there year round, so we choose to rent it to others who will love and treat it as we do. A beach home that is lived in fares better with the salty atmosphere. Our onsite caretaker makes life at Las Tunas easy and enjoyable. Las Tunas is our home - not a cold rental. We only remove our clothes when we rent, so everything for your comfort is left there - pots and pans, serving dishes, wine glasses, cozy blankets, hammocks galore, coffee grinder.....everything. And, the caretaker will greet you with a warm meal on the day of your arrival. Welcome to Las Tunas.
Judy Abbott Mier y Teran purchased this house in 1999
Las Tunas is our beach home, but we can't be there year round, so we choose to rent it to others who will love and treat it as we do. A beach home that is lived in fares better with the salty atmosphere. Our onsite caretaker makes life at Las Tunas easy and enjoyable. Las Tunas is our home - not a cold rental. We only remove our clothes when we rent, so everything for your comfort is left there - pots and pans, serving dishes, wine glasses, cozy blankets, hammocks galore, coffee grinder.....everything. And, the caretaker will greet you with a warm meal on the day of your arrival. Welcome to Las Tunas.
Having a hot meal awaiting you on your arrival day is the perfect way to end a travel day and start your vacation. Our onsite caretaker makes life at Las Tunas easy. She sweeps the house four times a week and will help with more housework and cook for an optional fee. We have no wall to wall neighbors so you have privacy. Some say Las Tunas is remote, but at the same time, we are near the village if you need to pick something up.
Las Tunas is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay. My two boys and I have just returned from a 10 day stay and our first visit to the Yucatan. Telchac Puerto is a quiet spot but perfectly located to visit all the major sites in the Yucatan. The house has everything you need for the perfect vacation, great pool and less than a minute stroll down to the ocean.
María Elena and her boys keep everything well maintained and the way the house has been built provides a great cooling breeze from the beach all day and night.
If you're looking for a quiet,relaxing, perfect spot you can't go wrong with selecting Las Tunas. Judy, the owner, is really easy to work with and answered every question that we had. She connected us with some of the expats in the area and we had a couple of great evenings in the Casa Del Mar bar. Make sure you pop in to see Briggette and Daren who will make you feel very welcome.
We had a great time and would highly recommend this villa. It was a pleasure booking and communicating with Judy. We were greeted by Maria Elena who showed us around and cooked us a lentil potage for dinner. What a wonderful welcome after our long plane ride. The directions were very clear to get to. Las Tunas was everything we needed for our two week stay with the furnished terrace, bbq, hammocks, pool and beach. We especially enjoyed the terrace, enjoying our morning coffee and evening drinks. We found the total experience quiet and relaxing, certainly out of the tourist "rat race". Dining in Telchac Puerto was great, so relaxed and authentic. The restaurants are not fancy but the meals and the seafood always fresh from the ocean and at very modest prices. The area is fascinating. Along the beach road we saw sea salt being harvested and lots of Flamingos and wildlife.
Maria Elena was fabulous. She cooked us meals when we wanted to eat in, and provided us all the information we needed to go into town or exploring. She was wonderful at keeping the whole property tidy and clean.
Las Tunas was everything that we expected and more.
Top Thing to do in City:
* Stroll the quiet beaches.
* Buy fresh fish in the harbor.
* Hire a fishing boat.
* Buy fresh bread at 4 pm at the local bakery.
* Get the feel of living in a quiet fishing village.
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* Walk on the beach.
* Enjoy your own private pool.
* Eat panuchos and salbutes.
* Hang out in a hammock at the house and read!.
* Take a ride along the coast - have lunch in Dzilam de Bravo.
Top Thing to do in Family:
* Go on the mangrove trip.
* Go to the nearby Mayan pyramids - 10 mins. from the house.
* Be together.
* Visit Chichen Itza.
* Swim in in the pool - hang out in the hammocks.
Miles of wide beaches, an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico,
varied seashells, the sounds of the birds, (flamingos, pelicans,
ducks, osprey, eagles, kingfisher, etc.), the peace, tranquility and
quietness that reign, and the fact that the house is near enough to
other attractions (Mayan ruins, colonial cities) but far enough way
to feel remote.
No razzle dazzle, no discos, no neon signs, no traffic, no wild
night life, no fine dining, no shopping malls or plazas, no hoards
of tourists. Las Tunas is for people who are looking to get away
from it all and have a “Mexican experience.” This is not a tourist
trap destination. If you do want all the razzle-dazzle above, check
out Cancun, Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya.
How you'd spend your free time:
Reading, sun bathing, strolling on the beach, bird watching,
collecting shells, relaxing in the pool, taking siestas in a
hammock, going to the local harbor to buy fresh fish, going to the
village market for produce, cooking in the large, comfortable ktiche, trying Yucatecan food that is sold cheaply, practicing your Spanish with the caretaker, visiting the nearby Mayan pyramids of X-Cambo (10 mins. from the house) or Chichen Itza (1.5 hrs.), Dzibichaltun (45 mins), Uxmal (1.5
hour), the colonial city of Merida (1 hour), playing golf (45
minutes), driving the back sandy roads of the village investigating,
driving to the other nearby fishing villages, RELAXING.
There is an international airport in Merida with direct flights from
Houston, Miami, Dallas / Ft. Worth and Mexico City. The Merida airport is one hour from
The village has a Main Plaza and tiny local market for fruits,
veggies and meat; there are shops for other staples, twp bakeries,
internet cafes, and several restaurants open for lunch (the main meal
in Mexico.) One of the charms of Las Tunas is that there is a village
just 3.5kms away for shopping and errands.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate: $130
Weekly Rate: $600 - $1500
Monthly Rate: $1800 - $6000
What it costs: Prices in US Dollars - note we include internet & Skye TV
Jan - March $820/week $2,400/month
April- June $720/week $2,100/month
Sept $620/week $1,800/month Low Season Special
Oct $620/week $1,800/month Low Season Special
Nov. $770/week $1,800/month
Dec. 1 - 18, 2012 $820/week
Dec. 19 - 26 $1,250/we
To secure your dates, we ask for a 50% non-refundable deposit and the balance upon arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.