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Casita with Ocean View

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Large Studio with full Bath and Kitchenette-sleeps 4

This casita sits behind our main home which is truly beachfront


• 180 degree unobstructed ocean views of the beautiful gulf of Mexico from our private covered balcony that you will have full access to.

• Gated property, walled all around for privacy.

• Dusk to Dawn lighting at gate entrance.

• Free Wireless Internet.

• Roku with free Netflix service.

• Flat screen LED Television.

• Air Conditioning and 2 ceiling fans.

• 2 Queen size beds.

• Kitchen table with chairs.

• Full on-suite bath.

• Small kitchenette area with mid-size fridge, microwave, coffee maker and toaster.

• Beach access via side gate without having to go through main house.

Palapa on top gives you a private space to enjoy the beautiful ocean views and sunsets.

Please note that we have two medium sized, friendly dogs living here.

EASY ACCESS from Cancun or Merida. Cancun airport (CUN) is a 3.5 to 4 hour comfortable ride on a major highway, and Merida airport (MID) is 45 minutes away.

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CHELEM: Our beach home is located in Chelem (pop. 5,200), a small fishing village west of Progreso (pop. 54,000). It is a tranquil beach town where you can really relax and immerse yourself in the local culture. There are several good restaurants within 5 minutes plus a produce stand, small grocery with basic necessities, pharmacy, liquor store and internet café right in town. It is located in the state of Yucatan, which is absolutely, positively the safest area in all of Mexico.

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PROGRESO: It's approximately 10 minutes from Chelem. There is a large Walmart owned 'everything' store (Bodega Aurrera), several restaurants on the malecon “boardwalk” and a cruise ship pier that you can see from our beach.

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MERIDA: Merida (pop. 950,000) it’s approximately 25 minutes from Chelem. It has US type stores such as McDonalds, Starbucks, Home Depot, Costco, Sams and Walmart, plus numerous good restaurants and several malls. There is also a casino, museums, golf course and major hospital.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE! If you choose to not rent a vehicle in Merida when your flight arrives we can arrange to pick you up or drop you off at the airport for $750 pesos.

More Details

Cathie & Joe Laracuente
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Cathie & Joe Laracuente

We are Cat and Joe. We used to live in Florida, but now we live here in Mexico full time. We always wanted to own beachfront property and were fortunate enough to find this house. Since we live on-site, we will be available to address any needs or questions you may have during your stay.

Cathie & Joe Laracuente purchased this house in 2013

Why Cathie & Joe Laracuente chose Chelem

We fell in love with the area - it's not crowded with tourists like in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. It's an oceanfront paradise with warm weather year round, located in a sleepy quiet fishing village. If you are ready to get away and totally relax this is the place for you!

What makes this house unique

The ocean views of the Gulf of Mexico from the wraparound balcony sold us on this house. We also added a palapa on top of the casita so you have ocean views from there also. Certain times of the year you can see amazing sunsets over the ocean..


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chelem in Progreso Municipality

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large shower, toilet and sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen size beds
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great location to explore the Yucatan,

  • 5 of 5

Nice place, very private with plenty of room. Cathie and Joe are super nice people, and of course the pups and Casper the cat. Overall nice spot for an affordable home base in the Yucatan.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!
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excellent place to stay and relax

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts and really comfortable accommodations, the pictures of the accommodations are very accurate and it is very comfortable setting , the town of Chelem is a small mexican town very authentic mexico . nice beach to walk on never got a chance to swim was windy when we were there .

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in a well-equipped seaside casita

  • 5 of 5

The view from “Buena Vista” terrace is indeed a good one, even when the weather is stormy as happened for the first half of our four-day stay. At night, we slept with the screen door open and were lulled asleep by the sound of surf hitting the beach (familiar to us as residents of Vancouver Island!) Joe & Cat are excellent hosts who took good care of us. Cat collected us from where the local bus (colectivo) brought us from Progreso to Chelem, then delivered us back when we left. The morning after our first night check-in, Cat provided us with morning coffee. Later that day, she invited us to join her and Joe in placing a take-out order for supper from a local Thai restaurant. What a tasty treat—thanks to Cat for the suggestion and to Joe for the delivery service! When we asked about books, Cat loaned us two of hers. We also “borrowed” their pets—two dogs for a walk on the beach and Casper the cat for hanging out on the back patio. Another nice bonus was a washing machine to do our laundry. Thanks, you two, for your cozy casita and a relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We loved having you both stay with us and truly hope you will return one day. By the way, both dogs and Casper are missing you!
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Spent almost 2 weeks here and had a great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place run by very nice people!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little place

  • 5 of 5

You can't ask for more...

The place was wonderful. Loved the upper view from the top of the casita! The beach was nice. The hosts are fantastic. What a nice place in a small village. Wish we could have spent more time visiting! We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome time in Chelem!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a fantastic trip to the Yucatan, and a huge part of that was due to our great little base in Chelem. Cat and Joe are great hosts, and their property has everything you need for a short visit or an extended stay.

We were there for almost two weeks, and the little kitchenette features, washer/dryer, WiFi and Netflix entertainment made the casita the perfect home away from home. We were a stone's throw from the (mostly) calm waters of the gulf, and it was great to start the morning off with a swim or enjoy a cool dip after a hot day of adventuring through the Yucatan. You are within easy day trips to some great cultural sites, and the city of Merida is less than hour away. Chelem and its nearby communities offer great opportunities for food and entertainment as well.

We definitely recommend this spot if you are looking for a quiet place run by friendly folks. Thanks Cat and Joe for helping to make our vacation such a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure to meet both of you and we hope you will visit again some day.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Merida Airport (MID)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
La Barca
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Club de Golf de Yucatan
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Taco Maya
Nearest Beach
In your backyard
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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