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LasTunas - Telchac Puerto. Available Dec. 20-27. Christmas week.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Las Tunas is a comfortable home owned by the creators of the leading tourist guide to the state of Yucatan 'Yucatan Today.' Check the website.

NOTE: Not available July, Augst and the week before and after Easter.


*Las Tunas home in nestled in amongst some 300 coconut trees and sits on a large, spacious beach front property on the Gulf of Mexico.

*We sit apart from other homes - we have no wall-to-wall neighbors. Set off the beach you will have a wonderful view of the pool, dune and Gulf of Mexico.

*This is not a stark rental property, this is our home with sofas, chairs and beds that are comfortable!!

*Master bedroom: two queen beds, ceiling fan, AC

*2nd bedroom: two twin beds, ceiling fan, AC

*3rd bedroom: one king-size bed, ceiling fan, AC

Fully equiped large kitchen with ocean view.

Indoor living room and dining room, plus terrace lounge and dining areas.

Telchac Puerto is known for being small, slow and quiet, where you

will find the locals very friendly. Being such a small village, you

will feel at home quickly, get to know the shop keepers and them you.

The beaches are wide, sandy and great for walking. They are not

crowded with fishing boats, other tourists, break water sticks

every twenty feet and wall-to-wall houses like in Chicxulub and

Progreso. Telchac Puerto is for people looking for a place that is

more private and uncrowded.

Swimming is good all year long. The water is safe, clean Gulf water

with no rocks, currents or ebb tides. It is very swimmer friendly.

We have ceiling fans throughout our home and AC in the bedrooms, for an additional cost.

There is an international airport in Merida, with direct flights

from Houston, Miami, Dallas / Ft. Worth and Mexico City. It can be cheaper to fly into

Cancun, rent a car there and drive over - about four hours.

Having a car will make your stay much more enjoyable.

More Details

Judy Abbott Mier y Teran
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2017

About Judy Abbott Mier y Teran

I came to Merida as a college sophomore 43 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 Yucatan

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.


Telchac Puerto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite master BR bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 king , On the southside of the house. Shares bathroom w/BR 2. AC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is the "middle" bedroom. Shares bath with BR 3 AC
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
When you arrive to Las Tunas, our caretaker will have a hot meal ready and waiting for you. Our wide front terrace, overlooking the beach has a comfortable L-shaped lounge area, a large, wooden plank outdoor dining table and hammocks. The table seats 8. Don't worry about bringing anything but your bathing suits, clothes and food, because the house is well equipped with everything you will need. If you need to work or keep in touch with home, don't forget your laptop - we have wireless internet which is included in the rent. *Queen & twin in Master with private bathroom *Queen in 2nd bedroom *King in 3rd bedroom *Cotton Sheets, towels (bath and beach), blankets *A large, comfortable, nice to work in kitchen *toaster, coffee-maker, coffee bean grinder, rice maker, blender, dishes, wine glasses, margarita glasses, silverware, baking dishes, serving dishes, microwave, etc. *Laundry facilities - washing machine, then we line dry in the sun *Hot water in the kitchen and bathrooms *Skye TV with lots of English channels - rate included in rent *Wireless internet - included in rent *Private swimming pool with ocean view -Lawn furniture, sun umbrellas -Hammocks -Cell Phone with pay as you go cards -On-site Caretaker who will receive you with a hot meal....a nice treat after traveling all day to get to Las Tunas. -A cook can be arranged to cook Yucatecan food -Catered meals can also be arranged - Large library of books, board games, & sand toys for kids. The pool, which over looks the Gulf of Mexico, has a shallow end perfect for children. There is a large round thatched roof palapa right next to the pool that has two hammocks - great for reading or siestas or water watching. There is nothing more perfect than standing in the pool, leaning against the edge and gazing out to the Gulf. Mexican clay floor tiles throughout the house. The caretaker can arrange fishing trips, show you around, light the grill,arrange formassaje and cleans the house once a week - which is included in the cost of the rental.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

LasTunas - Telchac Puerto. Available Dec. 20-27. Christmas week.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Mexico Las Tunas Review

My family of six had a wonderful, peaceful, eight day vacation at Las Tunas over the February school break. We felt very comfortable at the villa, and absolutely loved the private, palm shaded territory leading to the pristine beach. Gaby, the caretaker was very helpful. She cleaned the house every couple of days and helped me with the laundry. The proximity to the city of Merida, the archeological sites and the fairytale cenotes was a great bonus. The nearby village was ideal for the small everyday grocery needs as well as midday meals of fresh seafood. It was a perfect vacation!:)

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Masha, Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy that you and your family felt the essence of Las Tunas. You describe it perfectly - it is special isn't it! Sometimes you can't capture the wonderful feeling of Las Tunas in a picture. Thank you for taking such good care of my home and I hope you come back again next year! It will be a pleasure to receive you!
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'Paradise found'

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent one month at Judy's property.. As she mentions, all one needs to bring are their personal belongings. The home is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Beds are extremely comfortable. A true home away from home.

During the entire month it was sunny and warm. No rain. The Gulf breezes cooled us on hot days and we only needed to use the air conditioning (optional) for sleepibg the last 2 nights.

A good idea to have a rental car - lots to sightsee within driving distance - some closer than others - the same for places to eat and grocery shopping.

Despite many things to do and see, we have to say that probably our very favourite thing was sitting on the covered patio on the comfortable sectional furniture and looking at the swaying palms, the interesting birds and feeling the gulf breezes and enjoying our morning coffee and or evening cocktails.

Judy was very responsive to any of out requests which were minimal, and they have excellent caretakers adjacent to the property. Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing stay. Dennis and Diana

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Long Grove, IL, USA

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Las Tunas is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay. My two boys and I have just returned from a 10 day stay and our first visit to the Yucatan. Telchac Puerto is a quiet spot but perfectly located to visit all the major sites in the Yucatan. The house has everything you need for the perfect vacation, great pool and less than a minute stroll down to the ocean.

María Elena and her boys keep everything well maintained and the way the house has been built provides a great cooling breeze from the beach all day and night.

If you're looking for a quiet,relaxing, perfect spot you can't go wrong with selecting Las Tunas. Judy, the owner, is really easy to work with and answered every question that we had. She connected us with some of the expats in the area and we had a couple of great evenings in the Casa Del Mar bar. Make sure you pop in to see Briggette and Daren who will make you feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Londonderry, NH, USA

Two spectacular weeks in Mexico

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and would highly recommend this villa. It was a pleasure booking and communicating with Judy. We were greeted by Maria Elena who showed us around and cooked us a lentil potage for dinner. What a wonderful welcome after our long plane ride. The directions were very clear to get to. Las Tunas was everything we needed for our two week stay with the furnished terrace, bbq, hammocks, pool and beach. We especially enjoyed the terrace, enjoying our morning coffee and evening drinks. We found the total experience quiet and relaxing, certainly out of the tourist "rat race". Dining in Telchac Puerto was great, so relaxed and authentic. The restaurants are not fancy but the meals and the seafood always fresh from the ocean and at very modest prices. The area is fascinating. Along the beach road we saw sea salt being harvested and lots of Flamingos and wildlife.

Maria Elena was fabulous. She cooked us meals when we wanted to eat in, and provided us all the information we needed to go into town or exploring. She was wonderful at keeping the whole property tidy and clean.

Las Tunas was everything that we expected and more.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Stroll the quiet beaches.

* Buy fresh fish in the harbor.

* Hire a fishing boat.

* Buy fresh bread at 4 pm at the local bakery.

* Get the feel of living in a quiet fishing village.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk on the beach.

* Enjoy your own private pool.

* Eat panuchos and salbutes.

* Hang out in a hammock at the house and read!.

* Take a ride along the coast - have lunch in Dzilam de Bravo.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Go on the mangrove trip.

* Go to the nearby Mayan pyramids - 10 mins. from the house.

* Be together.

* Visit Chichen Itza.

* Swim in in the pool - hang out in the hammocks.


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.

Draw backs:

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 house.

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.


Rates & Availability

Telchac Puerto House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $130

Weekly Rate: $600 - $1500

Monthly Rate: $1800 - $6000

What it costs: Prices in US Dollars - note we include internet & Skye TV
Jan - March $820/week $2,400/month
April- June $720/week $2,100/month

Sept $620/week $1,800/month Low Season Special
Oct $620/week $1,800/month Low Season Special

Nov. $770/week $1,800/month
Dec. 1 - 18, 2012 $820/week
Dec. 19 - 26 $1,250/we

To secure your dates, we ask for a 50% non-refundable deposit and the balance upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.