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LasTunas - Telchac Puerto. Beachfront with private pool.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Comfortable 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, August 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Judy Abbott Mier y Teran

I came to Merida as a college sophomore 46 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 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.

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
  • 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 2 - 2 twin/ single , This is the "middle" bedroom. Shares bath with BR 3 AC
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , On the southside of the house. Shares bathroom w/BR 2. AC
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Minneapolis, MN

Beautiful, peaceful family home to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our holiday at Las Tunas with our 2 teenage boys. The house was actually more spacious that we thought it was from the photos (usually, we find the opposite to be true). Kitchen was fully stocked - I usually travel with my own kitchen knife, some plastic containers and other basics as some rentals are pretty bare - as Judy mentions, this is a home that is used rather than a full time rental so it has real kitchen amenities

It was amazing to grab a beach chair and pull it on to the sand and you can go hours without seeing a single person. Nothing but you and the waves lapping at your feet. The ocean is very shallow and sandy bottom so you can go a long ways out without getting in past your chest. Afternoons spent on the 4 hammocks by the pool or the wonderful patio lazing away - perfect!

You will definitely need a car as the only thing within walking distance is Bella Mar, a seaside beach restaurant. Otherwise, Telchac Puerto is about 3 km away with a well stocked grocery store for your basics, morning market for your fruits/veggies and small local restaurants. Or you can head into Progreso (about 40 min away) for a large grocery store and 25 minutes more into Merida where you can get everything you get back home.

Miguel and Gaby are the caretakers and they live right on the property which is nice - we had an issue with the gas tank running out on the hot water heater. We just walked over and Miguel had a new gas tank within the 1/2 hour. Another time, I couldn't figure out how to turn on the oven so again, Miguel came and showed me the secret.... Lovely people and it's so nice having them around. Just know that Miguel speaks some English and Gaby probably understands but doesn't speak so it helps for you to know some Spanish to interact with them - although Google translate probably will get you through. The washing machine is not in the house - it's over at Gaby's so you'll need to go and ask to use it or have her do the laundry for you - not a big deal - very reasonable prices - but something to note.

A wonderful time and a beautiful home. Having rented homes in Bonaire, Costa Rica, Malta, Paris and Istanbul, Turkey the last couple of years, this was a great rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review. I am so happy you were so happy. I'll be using the house for two week over Easter. I cant wait! Especially after reading your review.
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Perth Ontario Canada

We loved the house and felt at home immediately with all the personal touches.

  • 5 of 5

We loved passing away the days in the shade of the porch with the northers (winds)keeping us cool. The house is warm and friendly feeling, stocked with everything you need. It has a cozy Beachy vibe. The beach was lovely and deserted, you could walk for miles collecting shells and watching the Pelicans fish. Afternoon margaritas under the palapa next to the pool, what else could you ask for. A most enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and taking such good care of my home. . Yes! You felt the essence of Las Tunas! The terrace, the beach, the Pelicans, the margaritas by the pool. Bliss!!!
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Peace and Tranquility in Telchac

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this beautiful location for a ten day stay and were greeted by Gaby and Miguel, who helped us get familiar with the property and later brought over some delicious Lentil stew and side dishes. The house is very easy to find and is just a short jaunt to Telchac or Progresso, so you have easy access to all your grocery needs or if you prefer restuarants. The house was very well equipped with your basics such as coffee filters, spices and oil, not to mention tin foil etc for cooking and storage so you don't have to panic when you get there, but can just add to the supplies later for the next guests! The bedrooms and bathrooms were all very clean and comfortable and the front patio and pool area were awesome! Miguel and Gaby are always quick to help with questions or issues (hot water ran out and Miguel fixed it in a Jiff!) or even laundry! Thank you Gaby! you cannot go wrong with this home as Judy, Gaby and Miguel make it perfect! Thanks Judy for letting us stay in your beautiful home and thanks to Gaby and Miguel for the hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved being at Las Tunas. Because it's Judy's home, not just a rental, we felt very much at home. The house is spacious, well-appointed, comfortable, and had everything we needed. The bedrooms are very roomy. A family or couples traveling together would find plenty of space.

The yard is exquisite. Yes, the picture is real! My favorite spot was in the hammock under the palapa, next to the very fragrant bushes. The beach itself is not visible from the yard, although you can see the sea. Our visit coincided with a visit from the seaweed scourge (you can't escape it) so we didn't spend much time on the beach. Bring water shoes for swimming, as the beach has a lot of small, sharp shells.

Our first night there, Gaby (the caretaker) brought us a pot of delicious chicken vegetable soup, and then I knew I'd died and gone to heaven. We had been craving vegetables. It was so plentiful that the 2 of us had enough for dinner the next night as well. The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking. We only ate out once.

Judy is a wonderful host, who answered my emails and questions quickly, and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. And what better source for practical information about what to see and do in the area?

I'm already thinking about another visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Midge for your kind works and your sharing your experience at Las Tunas. As you mentioned when you walked in, it is hard to capture the feeling of Las Tunas in pictures. Thank you for being such fabulous guests and yes, isn't Gaby a fabulous cook. I know that having that hot meal on your first day always hits the spots. I do hope you return.
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Durham, North Carolina USA

Wonderful home to relax and enjoy the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Las Tunas is a great choice if you want to relax in a spacious beach front home, enjoy time with your family and/or friends, and experience small-town Mexico (without being too far from bigger cities). Our family of five had plenty of space - the bedrooms are spacious, kitchen is well-stocked, family room great for lounging, etc. But what really separates Las Tunas from other properties we considered is the gorgeous, huge, tiled, covered patio area. We ate every meal there, read books on the couches or hammock, played games, did our work when needed (yes, great internet connection), and generally enjoyed the cool breeze and view of the palms, pool, and Gulf. And judging from our long beach walks where we could see other properties, I have to say that Las Tunas' grounds are the best! A lot of thought went into the layout of the home and property, and maintenance since then, and it shows.

The town of Telchac Puerto is only a few minutes car ride away and definitely worth spending time exploring. There is a cute restaurant only a short walk away along the beach. (The owner loves Barry White's songs!)

Judy is a fantastic, knowledgeable, and responsive host. The people Judy has helping her manage the home are super kind and helpful. Judy even arranged at our request to have volleyball poles made so we could play beach volleyball while there!

Our week there was exactly what we wanted and more. We did not want to leave and definitely will consider returning for another vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach house

  • 5 of 5

Great experience, plenty of room, good kitchen, great beach, great energy, lovely family who help with whatever you need on the property, only issue for me was the soft beds because we prefer firmer ones... Judy's place is great, so nice to be in a real home!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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