This house has been designed and built for his mother, for the
Architect Mauricio Pinto.
The house has original furnishings and designed with recycled
materials. Finished with walls of
stone, Italians tiles and Venetian.
This beautiful house is located right on the beach. The casita has
a circular mayan pool and is
surrounded by coconut palm trees making it a very relaxing
environment to enjoy a warm sunset.
the view from the pool is fantastic. You feel like you're inside the
The house has a dining room with a round table that can fit up to 9
people and is decorated with
seashells and stones that are common to the region.
Here are four big doors so that you have a great sea views and pool.
The area is decorated with a painting of the family history at the
beach from the grandparents
The kitchen is in the center of the house and is designed to fit the
Its roof has a diamond-shaped design, decorated with lamps produced
by the Mayan . It is completely
equipped with full size refrigerator, stove with four burners, oven,
microwave, coffee pot, toaster,
blender, dishes, utensils, glasses, pans and a breakfast bar
overlooking the living room.
The casita has two bedrooms, both with ceiling fans and closets. The
front bedroom has a king size
bed, air conditioner and a beach front view in a balcony. The back
bedroom has a full size bed and
to a bathroom. The bed is constructed with two doors very old, from a
house in the historic center of
the city of Merida.
These doors are over a hundred years old.
The second bathroom has direct beach access; directly to the ' Terraza las hamacas '.
Connected to the side of the house is La Terraza Lunar, or The
Moon Terrace, which is a lovely
patio decorated with palm trees, called xit in Mayan, and irises.
It offers the ideal place to
unwind after a day in the sun and admire the night sky.
The house comes with hot water and gas and TV cable ( SKY ).
the house has wireless internet
The natural beauty of the area is clear, but the inside of the house
is also decorated with the
perfect combinations of furniture and plants to create an exotic
environment, and the house is
designed so that the view of the beach can be admired from anywhere
on the inside.
The azure sea is 86 degrees in the summer months, perfect for
swimming, boogie boarding, and
shelling. The house is located at the border of a fishing town called
Chuburna, which is a non-
tourist area and it is very quiet and private. The gentle, warm ocean
is inviting and refreshing. The
cooling ocean breeze is the perfect air conditioner. Enjoy coffee or
a cold drink sitting out in the
terrace, take a stroll on the beach, read a book or just relax in a
hammock all day long.
You hardly find a house so fantastic....!!!!
We own three beach front houses in this area, and we rent all three.
Please see the other houses:
La Tintinki and La casa del Xix You're not going to find better homes in the area.
The town of Chelem description:
Chelem is a small fishing town with a calm environment which makes it
the ideal place to relax and
enjoy the sea. Chelem is known for its sandy streets, coconut palm
trees, and a multitude of animal
life including flamingos, ducks, pelicans, herons, and at the end of
a rainy day, dolphins are know
to appear across the horizon.
At lunch time in town, you can enjoy fried or steamed fish or any
other type of fresh seafood that
you can imagine. For dessert you can enjoy pie and pudding made from
the freshest of coconuts.
Chelem has a bakery, pharmacy, 4 tortilla factories for fresh daily
tortillas, several small grocery
stores, hardware stores for all your household and fishing needs, a
cell tower to stay in touch with
home as well as internet cafes in nearby Progreso.
We just came back from spending a week at La Casita de Chelem. We used it as a base for house hunting. Very gracious owners, and nice beach house. Mauricio's mother had fresh flowers and a basket of fruit waiting for us.
I did have to email Mauricio my questions several times. He is very busy and I assumed he was getting lots of email and mine were sometimes buried. He gives excellent directions from the airport to the Casita, so there are no worries about finding it.
The living room is furnished with a futon and 3 rocking chairs. The master suite has a queen bed and the second bedroom has a king (this room is beach side). The second bathroom is off the kitchen. Mauricio asked if we would like a maid to come in and we declined. That was fine with him. He just wanted us to know what was available. The dump is not far from the house, and trash pick-up supposedly was not available in the area. However, one morning a man came and asked for our garbage. He and his wife were on a three wheel bike with a basket. He took all our garbage and we tipped him well. It saved us a trip to the dump.
The terraces around the house are a plus as 3 days it was quite windy and we were able to move around the house to avoid it, but still enjoy the sun. The house has many doors and windows for fresh air. We did not use the air conditioning. In fact one night I turned off the ceiling fan and added a blanket to the bed.
The first night we were there we saw dolphins, and we were entertained every day by the pelicans and seagulls. The morning we left a large flock of flamingos flew by. They were beautiful.
We had trouble with our cell phone dropping calls and not calling through to numbers. We would get a message in Spanish, which we couldn't understand and then the call would end. Our realtor suggested buying a cell phone there and the cards to put minutes on them. We will do that when we go down to furnish our Casa.
We used the internet and it is slower than what we are used to in the U.S., but very sufficient.
We really loved staying at La Casita de Chelem.
La Playa de Chelem or Costa Azul restaurants offer a comfortable
For those interested in taking in the natural beauty of this area, a
trip to Isla Pajaros, or Bird
Island, is the perfect way to tour the mangrove that is home to an
abundance of wildlife, including
turtles, flamingos, ducks and many species of crabs. At the end of
this short tour, dont forget to
enjoy the crystal clear waters of Isla Pajaros. The trip takes
approximately and hour and a half and
leaves the Port of Chelem every day of the year.
Progreso is a 15 minute drive. It has a beautiful sea-wall with
restaurants overlooking the 5 mile
longest pier in the world.
Mérida is a 30 minute drive. The most beautiful colonial city in Méxi
co, it is known as ?the white
city not only for its many white limestone buildings, but because it
s streets, plazas and parks are
cleaned daily. You will find familiar conveniences at Costco, Sams
Club, Wall Mart, Fridays, Subway.
You can go shopping at the mall, go dancing until dawn, and there are
VIP movie theater and museums.
You can take a city tour in a horse and buggy and see the grand
colonial architecture which dates
back to the 1500s.
Uaymitun is a 20 minute drive. It is a flamingo sanctuary where you
can watch these magnificent pink
birds in their natural habitat. The flamingo sanctuary wetlands are
along the Gulf coast. It is a
unique shallow water sanctuary where freshwater from cenotes (natural
wells) blend with salt water,
creating the perfect feeding grounds for flamingos.
Celestun is a national wild life refuge and is a 1 hour drive.
Touring this area on a boat is
relaxing and rewarding.
Dzibichaltun is a 25 minute drive. This Mayan site is a national
park and it is 9 miles north of
Merida, along the road to Progreso. Here you will find Mayan ruins,
nature trails, a cenote and the
Museum of the Maya People, one of the most comprehensive museums in
Chichen Itza is a 2 ? hour drive. It is considered one of the 7
Wonders of the World. It is the
largest Mayan ruin in Yucatán Not to be missed.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 28 2015
6 night minimum stay
Holy & Easter weeks
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 12 2015
6 night minimum stay
Summer Low season
Apr 13 2015 - Jun 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
Summer High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
31 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
50 % in advance to book the house
50 % balance one week before to occupy the house
The rates not inluding optional services like : Air conditioning , wireless and clean housing
The fees for this optional services are :
**Wireless** $ 90 USD weekly or monthly
** Air conditionig **$ 10 USD nightly $ 265 USD Monthly
** House cleaning ** $ 25 USD per day