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Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 62 nights


About the property

Truly paradise on the ocean with large pool and swim up bar stools.

Relax by the ocean side pool with a cup of coffee while watching the pelican’s dive for their breakfast. Every morning you can walk with the sand between your toes and find starfish at the waters edge.

La Buena Vida is a fully equipped 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath piece of paradise. Featuring Ticul (Stone) flooring throughout. All appliances, fully equipped kitchen and a beautiful full length patio and terrace overlooking the gulf of Mexico.

There is a cruise ship port (Progreso) that is about 10 minutes away by car, which is just far enough away from the busy crowds of the cruise ship activity.

You can take a stroll down the beach to Chelem and see that it is full of wonderful people. The town of Chelem has a fresh food market with lots of fresh seafood and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

There are many things to do around Chelem, if you feel like pulling yourself away from the pool and the beach.

Merida is a beautiful cultural city with about 1,000,000 people. There is plenty of shopping with many Malls, Walmart, Home depot, Sam’s Club and Costco. There is also many Casinos and many movie theaters also with some VIP movie theaters with leather reclining chairs and small lamps and also a waiter/waitress so you can order some food. If you love to go to the movies you will love it even more in Merida.


More Details

Property Manager
Kelly and Tim King
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Kelly and Tim King

This is our first beach home and we love it so much. We are very excited to share our piece of Paradise with all of you.

Kelly and Tim King purchased this house in 2013

Why Kelly and Tim King chose Yucatan

We had talked about where we wanted to retire and my husband wanted to check out Florida but I ask him if he would consider looking outside of the country and he said yes so we started in Lake Chapala which is near Guadalajara, MX. We liked it there but we didn't feel quite as safe as we did when we came to visit the Yucatan and we absolutely fell in love with the people and the quaint fishing village. The water is so beautiful and its a very peaceful feeling just sitting by the waters edge. Once in awhile we get some friendly iguanas hanging out on top of our walls surrounding the houses.

I was there in July of this year (2014) with my brother and his new wife. They were walking along the beach back from Chelem and 3 dogs came running up to them. They got two of them to go away but one of the dogs stayed by them and followed them to our house and just kind of made herself comfortable and started protecting our property. Any time any people were walking on the beach she would get on the side of the pool and walk the length of it until the people were off of our property. We have decided to keep her. My brother Ken and his wife Tammy have named her Lucy. She is a wonderful addition to our Paradise.

What makes this house unique

When we first saw our property I was amazed at how large the lot was. The homes were not finished they were basically a shell for each house. They just had the foundation and walls which were made of cement and then we decided to renovate each home (two done at this time) up to North American Standards. The difference is amazing. I will put a book together to show how our progress has made it what it is today.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We LOVED this house! Really clean, luxurious, beautiful - We felt very safe, supported, inspired, creative, and relaxed. It's in a quiet small fishing town with a few restaurants - be sure you drive through 2 towns to the west so you can see the flamingos. You'll likely need to go to Merida for groceries but it's only 30min drive. It was great to have your own private beach spot, few people ever walking by even. The pool was lovely. It was a little far from the cenotes and temples which meant it would be a full days adventure to go. The sea is a lovely emerald green. Hosts were easy to communicate with and the on-site caretaker was very helpful with any questions.
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chelem in Progreso

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Whole shower is in Macedonia Stone
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Whole shower is in Macedonia Stone
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Indoor/Outdoor bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom 1 King bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Queen beds sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom has a King size bed and then the guest bedroom has 2 queen beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Shower, and indoor fountain and 2 outdoor fountains in the courtyard. For a fee $$ we can have someone come in and cook a meal and also they will have a waiter. Check in and Check out days need 1 day in between for cleaning.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.96 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Back for our second stay (longer each time) and again thoroughly enjoyed staying at La Buena Vida. The house is simply amazing...waking each day to the sound of the serf and the pelicans soaring!! Thanks again Kelly and Tim for sharing your home!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great vacation again. We look forward to having you again next year. Regards Kelly
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Beautiful home, amazing views. Would come back in a heartbeat.

  • 5 of 5

Had the most amazing time. Met some beautiful people. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best experience of Mexico ever! Clean, safe, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Kelly and Tim's place was so beautiful! We woke up to the sound of ocean waves and spent most days in the pool or basking in the sun. There is a staircase from the pool deck to the sandy beach below that is part of the property. The beach is not very wide and we had a lot of wind so some seaweed washed up onshore which made lying on the beach less desirable. However, swimming, snorkelling etc were awesome as the water was warm and we had comfortable deck chairs to bask in the sun on the pool deck. There is a swim up bar area as well. The beds were comfortable and there was a large gate and fence that protected the property. The rental manager was awesome and a phone call away if we needed anything. This house is a 30 min drive from Merida where we purchased groceries at places like Walmart and Costco. We loved that Chelem had little, quaint, authentic restaurants that we enjoyed on occasion and we also took in some local fishing. The people were friendly but many couldn't speak English so we plan to brush up on some spanish before we go back. The entire experience was a 10/10 and much better than an all inclusive. At night, we played cards or games or read (books,games and movies are provided if you don't bring your own). There was a huge flat screen tv and wifi never failed us. We will definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great experience. Chelem is like a diamond in the rough. We absolutely love it. Please come back again we would love to have you stay at our place again. Its great to have renters that enjoy our place as much as we do. You are welcomed back anytime. Thanks Kelly
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Gorgeous spot, great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The property itself if beautiful. Oceanfront, private pool with swim up bar, plenty of space and privacy. We rented the main house (this listing) and no one was in the condo, so we were in complete privacy. The check-in and check-out processes were easy and our stay couldn't have been better. We didn't want to leave!! Thanks for letting us enjoy your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you can come back again and stay with us. Thanks again Kelly
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing my family to rent your home! What an amazing house stocked with everything needed. We were only there a few days visiting with a friend who retired in the area. I can see why she fell in love with the area and the people. I hope to return and spend more time sight seeing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed the area as much as we do. Regards Kelly and Tim
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Amazing and relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

We just want to thank Kelly & Tim for opening their home to us! We stayed for the entire month of July 2016 and have to say that the house exceeded our expectations! The home is large and accommodates 6 people to sleep but could entertain a great deal more. We found the house was well stocked with linens, towels, basic toiletries, as well as the kitchen was well stocked for my husband(who is a chef) to prepare our meals! The pool was beautiful and beach access easy and convenient, if you wanted to cool down indoors the air conditioning worked great. We spent a great deal of our time just relaxing at the pool and there was always something different to see. Sailboats, sea dos, fishermen daily or octopus fisherman at night, kite surfers, and finally on the last day 2 dolphins diving in and out of the waves! Lastly our property managers Martie and Veronica were always around if we needed anything! Thank you again for an unforgettable vacation, we will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you truly enjoyed your vacation. We are very happy that you were happy with your stay. Regards Kelly and Tim
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chelem, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Standard Rate
5 Jan 2017 - 27 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Easter - Semana Santa
9 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Both Houses/614502-614503 Week
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
62 night minimum stay
17 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £240

Some rates will be more during Mexican Holidays and are subject to change at any time.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Taco Maya
Lizard Joes
Soma Restaurante -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
5 min
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
La Ceiba Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Playa
Nearest Beach
In front of our Oasis
Car: recommended


The town of Cuzama is known for the large number of cenotes found there. Especially unique is a tour that you can do in this area where you will visit three cenotes. If you go to the hacienda in Cuzama, you can hire a guide who will put you on a platform buggy pulled by horses along interesting paths through the surrounding countryside. The main cenotes are: Chelentun (laying down rock), Chansinic'che (tree with small ants) and Bolochoojol (nine drops of water). The Chelentun Cenote has incredibly blue and clear water, with excellent visibility. Stalactite and stalagmite formations add to its unique beauty. There is such beauty in the Cenotes.


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