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Find That Elusive Balance Between Luxury and Tranquility

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Built in the late 1800's by a Hacienda owner to oversee the export of his henequen, this fully restored elegant home maintains its old world architectural grandeur while providing all modern day conveniences. It boasts a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioned master bedroom, hand-made furniture and luxury linens while pleasing the senses with rich colors, natural textures and romantic charm.

Designed to take advantage of prevailing sea breezes, most rooms open to magnificent ocean vistas or tropical garden views.

A large casita, separate from the main house, is also available for those on a budget.

Sisal Sur Mer borders El Palmar Biological Reserve. You will enjoy spectacular views of pristine beaches and emerald green waters. Walk a few feet to the ocean, watch the pink flamingos fly by, unwind in a hammock, relax in our large garden of mature palm trees and flowering plants, swim in the ocean or take a dip in our free form oceanfront pool.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an extraordinary time. The price was right, the house was super comfortable with all the amenities we have at home (which is hard to find in Mexico). Most days we had the entire beach to ourselves. This is the place to stay if you want to get away from your worries and stress. You can't help but relax. The owner made sure that everything was just right. He was attentive without imposing. The best part was waking up to magnificent ocean views and then walking just a few feet to the beach. Our week here will stay with us for a lifetime.
Dec 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Modesto, CA

A peaceful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away, away from busy tourist destinations, and if you are the type who would never book an all-inclusive resort stay, then the village of Sisal and Sisal sur Mer is the perfect place for you, your friends and your family. This house is exactly as it is described, faces the beach, and the sand, and you can choose to swim in your own, private pool too. You won't run into a lot of tourists in Sisal, but you'll find several good restaurants, and plenty of corner stores for the basic necessities. Everything else you need to get in Merida, before you get on the road for the 50-minute drive (or slightly longer, if you're on the wrong road) to Sisal.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pink Flamingos and Stunning Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spend many years traveling to the Mexican Caribbean. I only wish we knew of Sisal much sooner. It is what the resorts of Cancun and Playa de Carmen must have been 30 years ago. The people are genuinely friendly and helpful. The beaches are exquisite and secluded. All this right in front of Marty's establishment, Sisal sur Mer. The beautiful Gulf of Mexico with it's white sand beaches are steps from the house.The fresh water pool is amazing after long walks on the beach. In the evenings we made a point of watching the flamingos and the best sunsets we have ever witnessed. We never felt like renters but friends. Betty, his property manager, is the sweetest and most kind person always willing to provide information or assistance. We were so pleased that I am writing this review while sitting on Marty's porch. Yes, a second visit in less than a month. Please keep in mind that this is a working fishing town everything is not groomed and perfect like the tourist traps of Cancun and Playa de Carmen. The signs of change are here, improved infastructure and the beautiful new homes being built. We feel fortunate to have experienced this place in it's current unspoiled state. We highly recommend Sisal sur Mer!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authenticité garantie!

  • 5 of 5

L'hacienda est située directement sur la plage, au milieu de cocotiers. Elle offre en permanence une vue de la mer aux couleurs changeantes selon la direction des vents et en même temps elle est protégée du regard des curieux par un petit monticule de sable avec des plantes basses.

Par la plage, on peut se rendre à la jetée du village, à 15 minutes de marche. En direction opposée, on peut marcher sur des kilomètres de sable fin, en compagnie de bécasseaux et de rares promeneurs.

Au loin, on peut voir des barques de pêcheurs qui tendent leurs filets ou les remontent, accompagnés de pélicans, de milans à queue fourchue, et de goélands.

Le jumelé en location est spacieux et propre, joliment décoré; surtout, les matelas des lits sont confortables et la pression soutenue de l'eau rend satisfaisantes les douches. Il y a aussi beaucoup d'espaces de rangement. La cuisine est équipée de manière correcte et un BBQ plus grand que la normale facilite la cuisson des aliments à l'extérieur. Il ne faut surtout pas manquer de s'approvisionner en poisson à la marina locale: frais et excellent.

En fait le site offre plus que ne le montrent les photos de VRBO.

En anglais: you get better than what you see on VRBO!

Par dessus-tout, l'accueil du propriétaire, Marty, est chaleureux, plein d'humour et de conseils afin de nous rendre autonomes: après avoir fait le tour des lieux, il nous a amenés au supermarché local à Hunucma et au marché public qui est caractéristique et mérite de s'y procurer fruits et légumes: le ceviche offert par un petit restaurant tout près du stationnement est délicieux.

Merida, la capitale du Yucatan, est à moins de 50 minutes de Sisal, une ville qui vaut amplement d'y consacrer une visite. Sisal est aussi équidistant de nombreux sites archéologiques.

Enfin, Sisal nous est apparu comme un village du Mexique authentique, loin des ghettos touristiques.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family had a lovely, restful and peaceful vacation at Marty's guest house. Clean, spacious and comfortable, with everything we needed. Marty was a great host, happy to answer any questions or help us with whatever we needed. We often had the beach to ourselves, and the lovely yard with shady palm trees, the veranda and the pool was where we spent most of our time. The house was ideal for our young kids (ages 4 and 1) and there was plenty of room for us (3 adults and 2 children). Sisal is a lovely town - a handful of great seafood restaurants and all of the basics (groceries, beer etc) an easy walk from Marty's place. Merida is an easy drive (45min-1hr) too and a beautiful city with lots to explore - we had a great time at the zoo, in particular. Perfect vacation spot for those, like us, wanting a quieter holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the resorts.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable, spacious home on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Marty's Guest House is a wonderful retreat. We had plenty of space, both indoors and out, for 5 people to enjoy a week of sun, sea and tranquility. The property was clean and as described. We spent most of our time outside--either on the spacious shaded patio, under the palm trees in the back yard, or on the beach which was steps away. As we had hoped, there were few others on the beach and we could swim morning, noon and night.

We did do a couple day trips--to Merida and to Ticul (with a cave exploration on the way) and had possibly planned to do more, but it was so luxurious to simply step outside and onto the sand that we stayed put the majority of the week, and could easily have lazed away another week or more.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Heaven on earth :)

  • 5 of 5

Sisal is a magical place, my wife and I would always drive there for the day and then back to Merida until a couple of years ago when we found Marty's place. Simply... Paradise! And one word: Peacefulness. We have been going through challenging times due to medical treatments, and having a trusted place to go made a HUGE difference in our lives. Since 2013 we have been there twice or more times a year. The price is right and most often the beach there is to ourselves. If you need peace, tranquility, away from it all this is it! And to top things off, we found a new friend for life, Marty the owner. Marty takes care of every little detail, from fresh towel, to plenty of water to directions and recommendations to near by places. Payment and reservations arrangements were smooth. Best thing... your privacy, and the magnificent view every morning. We hold memories of a lifetime. And will forever return.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Semana Santa-Pascua
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Vacation
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Year
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (1 per week) $25
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rental Rates are quoted for 1-6 persons. Please inquire if your group is larger.
Children are welcome but the house is not child-proofed. We believe that parents are the best judge of their children's actions. Set aside art or other objects that might be tempting to youngsters is encouraged.
Please inquire if you want to bring pets.
No smoking is allowed inside the house.

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Sisal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The Guest House comes with a fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans and utensils, a flat screen television with Dish Satellite service, a DVD player, an AM/FM radio with CD player, and amplified speakers for your iphone or cellphone. We also provide linens, towels, hammocks, a large bar-b-que grill, a small safe, and iron. Internet Access is available at additional cost.

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