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Temperate, tranquil, private get-away ...
Are you looking for a balmy climate to escape to for your vacation? Would you like to awake to a glorious sunrise, smell the salty sea air, hear the gentle roll of ocean waves, and feel the soft, warm ocean breezes? Imagine stepping outside onto the white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico. In the evening you can sit out on the veranda, sip a Margarita, and watch the magnificent sunset before lighting the tiki torches? If this sounds appealing you will love villa Sueño Encantado.
Just a short walk away, is the charming fishing village of Telchac Puerto, where you will find a grocery store, bakery, hardware store, laundry services, a clinic, fruits and vegetables stands, several excellent seafood restaurants, fresh tortillas, fried fish stands, pay phones and an internet café. The town plaza is shaded by beautiful old trees and offers a play area for children. The lighthouse is situated close-by on the seaside promenade.
For those who want more than the beach, there are many things to do and places to explore. Mayan ruins, cenotes, haciendas, and quaint little villages abound. The gulf offers fishing, kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling. Progreso, a pleasant 30 minute drive to the west, along the coast, is a lively port town that cruise ships have recently discovered. If you have a momentary longing for city life, Merida is just a 50 to 60 minute drive from Sueño Encantado. There you can find many of the popular food and shopping chains found in Mexico's neighbors to the north: Costco, Home Depot, Walmart, McDonalds, Chili’s -- you get the picture. But you certainly can avoid all of that in Merida if you choose. In the squares and the Paseo de Montejo Avenue in the city centre you can experience the wonderful sights, sounds, shopping, and restaurants that this historical colonial city has to offer.
The people are very friendly and many speak English.
More about the villa …
the palapa covered entry-way into villa Sueño Encantado serves to set the tone for a relaxing beach get away upon your arrival. The Mexican tile floors and tile accents featured throughout the villa were hand-picked by the talented local architect, Gabriela Cornelio, who designed this custom home. The authentic Mexican décor lends a warm, comforting charm that enhances the whole experience.
There are 3 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. The first floor bedroom has a queen bed and opens onto a lovely terrace. Upstairs is another bedroom with a queen bed. The master bedroom has a king bed and a lovely palapa-covered balcony overlooking the ocean. The well-supplied kitchen and dining and living room areas are on the first floor. Glass double doors open onto a beachfront terrace where you can enjoy the beauty of the ocean from sun-up to sun-down!
A charming spot away from the crowds, this place was great to get away from it all. It's a home spot for adventuring out into the Yucatan, you can get to most of the major sites within 2 hours drives. The town of Telchac itself has a few great places to eat and a market to get groceries. The beach is quiet and nice for swimming. The internet worked great (they just installed a new wireless modem) but we didn't want to use it! We wanted to disconnect and enjoy our little slice of paradise. Plenty of potable water was provided and we had the cooking equipment we needed. Lovely hammock on the patio and plenty of space for a group of friends. Would definitely come again!
You can''t beat Telchac Puerto for laid-back beach time and fresh fish, friendly people and quiet nights. The house is great, plenty of light and charming with Talavera accents everywhere. The property manager, Gary, was very helpful when our water cooler sprang a leak - he went out and bought a new one (it took 2 days so he brought extra water over in the meantime). Plenty of kitchen stock to cook with. However, the drip coffee maker really drips water and evidently has needed replacing for awhile. As other reviewers have noted, the king mattress is really uncomfortable and seems to have been so since 2014 at least. Only 1 of the plastic outdoor lounge chairs was usable - the rest were broken. And to echo others, the living room furniture is really uncomfortable. The hammocks were moldy and pretty much torn up. OTHER THAN THAT we 4 really had a good time there and spent plenty of time on the beach and in the water so inside life was minimized. Updating these old/broken items would make this place a 5 star!
The house was adorable - looked very much like the pictures, and was fun to stay in. Charming Mexican-style decor, and gorgeous tile-work and sinks etc. GREAT deal for a bargain price, especially when split between 5 people.
Literally only a 40 foot walk to the ocean, (found the shell of a horseshoe crab on the beach!) Picturesque boats on the sand. There was a cool, cheap and delicious restaurant we could walk down the beach to get to, (Mirimar,) the ocean was clear most days, and the water was warm and swimmable. A few cool fish in the water, flamingos at dawn, and pelicans all day.
TECHNOLOGY: In previous reviews, there were some complaints about the internet - apparently we were the first people to experience the brand-new internet! It worked great! There was only one day when it was down (and it was down for the neighbors, too, so looks like a service problem). Also, via the local phone company, could send texts when you walked outside about 15 feet from the house, and could receive texts in the house.
The owner was lovely - responded quickly to issues, & when we had trouble finding the house, gave us the caretaker's phone number, who sent his son on his motorbike to guide us to the house. BTW, don't rely on GPS! It's not connected to the street that the address says it's on! Very tricky to find!
Plenty of pots and pans, lots of water, the house was fairly well supplied. When the coffee maker stopped working, there was a french press back-up that worked wonderfully!
Screens on all the windows - nice for opening up the house. (Although mosquitos were unavoidable. Bring or buy citronella candles, bug spray and those spirally bug-things.)
There were a couple things that could have been improved, but overall, it didn't dampen our experience in this delightful house.
The king-sized mattress needed a couple blankets under the fitted sheet, as you could feel the springs. The other mattresses were very firm, which was great for us, but could be a problem if you like a soft mattress.
2 of the rooms didn't have curtains, which is fine if you're an early riser!
We thought the fan didn't work, but it just needs a bit of a push to get it started.
Probably the worst thing was that all the downstairs furniture is very uncomfortable. Very lovely and fashionable, but uncomfortable as heck. Pillows helped a little.
But this didn't dampen our experience! We had a wonderful time, and would definitely come back if we're in the area again.
We truly enjoyed our family stay at the villa. Space worked great for our family of six. Days spent on the beach, in the ocean and shelling made for memorable family moments. Loved falling asleep to the sound of waves/ocean. Stars shined bright in the evening and we also loved having a fire on the beach. We all appreciated being "unplugged" from wifi/devices. One mile walk into Telchac was easy and we did almost daily. Fast Wifi was available at the little white motel in town for just 10 pesos when we needed to get online. Felt very safe wherever we went and we appreciated experiencing true Mexico away from resorts and being crowded with tourists. Even met friendly Expat neighbors from USA and Canada for added local insight. If your seeking a relaxing, beach vacation away from crowds this is the place to go!
P.s. Thank you for securing a charcoal grill for our stay- we used it regularly and it's ready to go for the next guests!
We had the pleasure of staying 1 month at the villa that we became used to calling home! Just what we expected and hoped for! This is a disconnect from our regular lives, no internet, no cable, no a/c, just the pure experience of being in Mexican soil! The kids just loved it, they had to go out and just enjoy life! Sunset and sunrise, the life at its best! It was clean, nice, calm, and there are so many other things to say! We actually are now conseding more than ever this coast to have our own little place to call paradise! There was no surprise and we enjoyed every seconds of that vacation! We will cherish this family vacation for a very long time!
I will definitely be back in this area!
Ok the house was pleasant. The Beach was pleasant. Will I come back to this area again? Yes. Will I come back to this house. No!
The owner is responsible for his/her own advertising accuracy. One of my chief requirements was WiFi and broadband access which the advert clearly states is available. Was it available? No, it does not even exist. If you want Cell phone access make sure you are in the front bedroom and within a few feet of the window otherwise phone access is hit and miss! It does have a TV but do not assume it is connected to any over the air or cable service. It isn't. I will give the owner her dues because she did offer to refund me my money but when you have just traveled 5,000 kms who wants to be told they can have their money back but now you've to go hunting for a new place for 3 months.
The living room furniture is pleasant but uncomfortable and the master bedroom bed is extremely uncomfortable. The neighbours are very nice and so is the building manager but the property itself is not what I will be returning to next year. There are many places nearby to rent that are much nicer for similar money.
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Wildlife/Flamingo Viewing, Mayan ruins, Cenotes, Haciendas