Comfortable house, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Judy Abbott Mier y Teran
- english, spanish
About Judy Abbott Mier y Teran
I came to Merida as a college sophomore 46 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
Why Judy Abbott Mier y Teran chose 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.
What makes this House unique
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.
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A Great Gem on the Beach!
This beach home is a gem. This rental feels more like a home than a sterile rental; it's so easy to get into the beach routine here. Judy's home is comfortable and inviting.
Overall, the house is as pictured, but the photos don't do it justice, I would say we were pleasantly surprised. The home is bigger and more open than we thought. There is more to it than the photos give.
The kitchen is great for prepping, cooking and the eat-in bar area was great for a snack. The kitchen is fully stocked, all you need is your food. Even washing the dishes is enjoyable- you can see the beach from the sink. The dining table and living room area are comfortable. You can seat a lot of people. The wrap around porch is large with a number of different areas to enjoy- tables, chairs, sofas, hammocks. It is a nice large porch- great for entertaining or reading a book.
The house could easily and comfortably accommodate six people with lots of space for everyone. Two of the bedrooms are down a hall and the main bedroom is off the side of the living area- so, you can be separate if you would like.
The pool is larger than pictured, it has nice easy steps for access as well as a floating area good for putting your feet in or for kids to splash in.
We felt very private here-even though it is a beachfront home and you can see the water from almost all angles, it is private. The neighbors are far enough away and the house is set just so so that you can see the water but people along the beach cannot see in.
And oh, the beach. We love this area of the Yucatan because it is calm and quiet- the water and the people. Along this stretch of beach, you will not find many people at all- literally. The surf is very calm and you can walk out in knee or waist-high water for a few hundred yards.
Judy was very good about communicating and she was accommodating. She is the type of host I hope others will try to be. The on-sight property manager, Gaby is good to work with, keeps out of the way but is available if you have any questions or issues. Also, her dog, Penelope is the cutest.
As our experience with all the other beach rentals, make sure to bring bug repellent because sometimes it is needed.
Without doubt, I believe this beach house is a very good value and I will return.
Excellent location, welcoming and environment
The owner and the couple in charge of the maintenance were very suitable. The house, the environment and the village are quite super!
A stunning beautiful location in a house that despite thousands of miles from home, felt secure and comfortable. There are many small Mexican villages surrounding so many small shops and bakeries.
Peaceful, tranquil and everything needed to revitalise.
Driving (despite obsession with speed bumps) is easy as long straight and quiet roads.
Loved sitting out by the pool under the palm trees listening to the waves crash on the beach!
Everything about our experience was wonderful! Dealing with Judy was a pleasure and the helpful and pleasant caretakers on the property were lovely. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, this is the spot! The town is very sleepy and there isn’t a lot going on, but that is exactly what we wanted. You can walk the beach for hours and not see a soul—a far cry from the beaches in Playa Del Carmen, for example. We loved the serenity. The house is comfortable and stocked with everything you might need, especially the kitchen. Bring your bathing suit and a stack of books and you’re good to go!
Thank you for your kind, true comments on Las Tunas and Telchac Puerto. I am so happy that you were happy. It was a pleasure working with you and if you decide to return to sleepy Telchac Puerto, we would love to have you again.
Las Tunas is a beautiful
Our stay at Las Tunas was great! We enjoyed the month long stay. The house is cosy. The town is great, good food, friendly people. Would recommend staying at Las Tunas.
It was a pleasure and relief to host Cliff and Karen. Five days into their month long stay we had a major cold front hit which wreaked havoc all along the coast. Our internet antena was blown over and took out the water lines leaving them without water for hours and internet for a full week.. and they never complained.
The caretakers and people in Telchac Puerto also spoke highly of them. They are very welcome to return.
Thank you Cliff and Karen.,
Beautiful, peaceful family home to get away from it all
We enjoyed our holiday at Las Tunas with our 2 teenage boys. The house was actually more spacious that we thought it was from the photos (usually, we find the opposite to be true). Kitchen was fully stocked - I usually travel with my own kitchen knife, some plastic containers and other basics as some rentals are pretty bare - as Judy mentions, this is a home that is used rather than a full time rental so it has real kitchen amenities
It was amazing to grab a beach chair and pull it on to the sand and you can go hours without seeing a single person. Nothing but you and the waves lapping at your feet. The ocean is very shallow and sandy bottom so you can go a long ways out without getting in past your chest. Afternoons spent on the 4 hammocks by the pool or the wonderful patio lazing away - perfect!
You will definitely need a car as the only thing within walking distance is Bella Mar, a seaside beach restaurant. Otherwise, Telchac Puerto is about 3 km away with a well stocked grocery store for your basics, morning market for your fruits/veggies and small local restaurants. Or you can head into Progreso (about 40 min away) for a large grocery store and 25 minutes more into Merida where you can get everything you get back home.
Miguel and Gaby are the caretakers and they live right on the property which is nice - we had an issue with the gas tank running out on the hot water heater. We just walked over and Miguel had a new gas tank within the 1/2 hour. Another time, I couldn't figure out how to turn on the oven so again, Miguel came and showed me the secret.... Lovely people and it's so nice having them around. Just know that Miguel speaks some English and Gaby probably understands but doesn't speak so it helps for you to know some Spanish to interact with them - although Google translate probably will get you through. The washing machine is not in the house - it's over at Gaby's so you'll need to go and ask to use it or have her do the laundry for you - not a big deal - very reasonable prices - but something to note.
A wonderful time and a beautiful home. Having rented homes in Bonaire, Costa Rica, Malta, Paris and Istanbul, Turkey the last couple of years, this was a great rental.
Thank you for your honest review. I am so happy you were so happy. I'll be using the house for two week over Easter. I cant wait! Especially after reading your review.
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.