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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

Oceanfront Home with 3 Bedrooms 2 Full Bathrooms Sleeps 7

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

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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Sisal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
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 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Garden Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
    3rd Bedroom - 1 double
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Marty’s house was exactly what we were looking for. It was right on the beach with its own garden with palm trees and small Pool, hammocks swinging on the terrace in the shade. Extremely relaxing. We Seemed To be the only foreigners in town and the beach was empty except for easter weekend. Marty was consistently helpful when we needed anything but otherwise left us our privacy. The thousands of Flamingos migrating overhead daily from their feeding to their resting grounds was a spectacular added Bonus!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach Front Home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Sisal sur Mer, the house is spacious, clean, well maintained and right on the beach. The pool is a really nice added bonus. The owner, Marty, is a very friendly guy with a great sense of humour. Even more importantly, he is there and very responsive if there is any issue whatsoever. We had a problem with the fridge during our stay, we told Marty and it was promptly fixed. Sisal itself is kind of a sleepy town, the beach is mostly empty except on weekends when families from Merida come out. It is a good place for r & r and getting away from it all. If you need more excitement, Merida is only 45 minutes away. Overall we had a very nice stay and would highly recommend it if you are looking for a quiet, peaceful and private place on the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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If you are looking for a nice, clean, peace and quiet place, this is it!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so nice. When you arrive, Marty welcomes you with open arms. He'll give you a little tour of the place to make sure that everything is perfect and then bam, desapears like a Ninja! Very spacious and comfortable for a family of 5-6. Everything you need is right there, comfy beds, deck, pool, and you are right on the beach! Sisal is a very quiet little town, the people are extremely nice and what else can I say, we had a perfect time there. Again, thank's for everything Marty. Hasta Luego

Alex, Julie, Matilda, Majorie and Louis

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 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: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Bird Watching.

* Beach Walking.

* Star Gazing.

* Fishing.

* Duck Hunting.

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Boat Excursions.

* Shell Collecting.

* Walk to Great Restaurants.

* Visit the Biosphere.

* Watch the Pink Flamingos.

New experiences and real value are important touchstones for discerning travelers. Couples and families crave longer, more meaningful vacations for recreation and relaxation. They seek one-of-a-kind destinations where they can pursue their passions and create their own distinctive memories.

The premium choice is Sisal Sur Mer situated on more than 13,000 square feet of coveted oceanfront property bordering the El Palmar Biological Reserve. Casa Principal contains more than 2600 sq. ft. while The Guest House has over 1650 sq. ft. of luxurious living space.

Enjoy coffee on our large oceanfront terrace while watching local fishermen head out to sea to catch your evening meal, swim in the Gulf of Mexico, stroll on the beach, go shelling, snorkeling or fishing, relax in a hammock, sun bathe or take a dip in our free form pool. Fine dining is within walking distance. But Sisal Sur Mer is not just beautiful wide beaches, quaint fishing villages and friendly Mayans. Sisal is an ecotourism destination.

Discover its unique environment; watch pink flamingos and sea turtles, visit coastal estuaries and mangroves which support an extraordinary and diverse population of aviary and marine wildlife, see the vast salt beds, then visit mangrove thickets, lagoons and coastal dunes or explore underground caves and cenotes.

Immerse yourself in Pre-Columbian culture. The pyramids of Chitchen Itza and Uxmal are just a few hours away while Dzibichaltun and other less famous archaeological sites are nearby. Let Mayan culture transport you to another time.

Drive less than 45 minutes to fine dining, night clubs and world class shopping in Merida. You will find familiar conveniences at Costco, Sam's Club, Walmart, Sears, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Home Depot, Friday's, Subway, Pizza Hut, and Bennigans.... but you will also discover a city, founded in 1542, with beautiful mansions and museums.

Sisal Sur Mer.... the perfect balance between luxury and tranquility.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund