Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps
- english, spanish
About Lizette Pinto
We are a family not a travel agency. We were born in Mérida, only 30 minutes to chelem. When I was growing my parents taught me to enjoy the beach during the summers
Why Lizette Pinto chose Chuburna Puerto
Casa Tintinki was purchased to fullfill our dream : our kids ( we have 4)to grouw up enjoying the beach and the sea...and we did it! Now their are studygn their careers, but we have wonderful memories of great moments in this house so we want other families to enjoy this wonderful home
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Sweet House with a few problem
The beach in this area is eroding which brings the ocean closer to the houses. This might be why the well for this house has been compromised and is now salt. All the taps in the house and the pool are salt water. Difficult to rinse salt off your body and bathing suits etc. Apparently this has just happened so hopefully it gets fixed soon. Perhaps an inquiry prior to booking would be appropriate. We “borrowed” fresh water from another house on the property to rinse off after the salt water shower. Also very hard on dishes cutlery and pipes
Also the kitchen is only 1/2 renovated and bathrooms need some help. But they are doable. The pros are: Great architecture, good beds , clean sheets, Nice towels. Good art nicely arranged. Great location. Secure premise.Dishes and pots and pans are ok. Could use another pot. Owners are responsive and very nice. Lots of furniture outdoors and inside. Appliances all work and are in decent shape. Any house this close to the ocean is very difficult to keep up as the salt rusts everything so appliances in good shape means they have been replaced recently.
All in all a nice place The salt water well needs remediation but I’m sure the owners are on this.
Good morning my dear Hazel, thank you very much to your review and Yes the problem with a salt water was resolve some days a go, I want to invite you to return again and enjoy our beach home will be a pleasure to see you again. Warm regards
Gino and Lizette
Stylish beach cottage
This is a beautiful and very comfortable beach cottage and our stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. Although we didn't have the best weather there was still lots to do with exploring the local natural beauty of the area, mangroves with flamingoes, salt flats, archaeological sites, and centotes. A day trip to the yellow town of Izamal was well worth it. Lizette and Gino were excellent hosts greeting us with cold beer and a bowl of local fruit and were very responsive when issues with the house came up. The beach is great for shell collecting as well as meeting local cottagers. I would love to return some day.
Thanky very much to choosed our home.
We are very happy to met you but more because you enjoyed all around the beach home. We hope to see you again.
Lizette and Gino
We enjoyed our week at your home. Everything we needed was there. The spot on the beach was perfect and the house was beautiful. Lovely people.
My dear family
We are so happy because you enjoyed our land Yucatán but mostly because you were very happy in our beach home Tintinki
Happy holidays and all our best wishes
Gino and Lizette
Los anfitriones administradores excelentes personas y atención. La casa y todos los servicios estuvieron a la perfeccion. La ubicacion del predio y limpieza de playas muy bien. Es segunda ocacion que rentamos el predio y lo recomiendo muchisimo, se adapta a las necesidades de una familia y pasar unas vacaciones increibles
La Tintinki - A Nice, Relaxing, Vacation House
My family had a very enjoyable stay at La Tintinki. Here were the pros and cons:
Pros: Lizette and her husband were very helpful in answering our questions and getting us situated. They also had a six pack of beer, some baked goods, and various other treats ready for us upon arrival, which was a nice touch. The place is very close to the beach and has its own small pool which my two young kids liked. The beach is very calm and shallow for probably the first 100 meters out. The house was close to many ruins and cenotes, some of which we visited and enjoyed very much. Everything was very inexpensive which was another perk. We felt very safe the entire time we were there and the locals were very helpful and patient with my limited Spanish.
Cons: The house only has air conditioning in the bedroom, not the whole house which made it pretty hot at night in the kids' bedroom and the living room especially after closing and locking the doors for the night. The first night we were bombarded by mosquitos and ended up smashing dozens before we could settle down for the night. I'm not sure why they were so bad upon arrival, but we were able to get them under control and then were extra vigilent about making sure the screens were always shut. After that, we didn't have any additional problems with mosquitos inside the house. Also, outside the mosquitos were mostly bad at night so we didn't really go outside after dark. During the day, they were virtually non-existent.
Some additional considerations about the area: If you are from the US or Canada, it would be helpful to know some Spanish as very few locals speak English. It is very helpful for getting around. Also, you will need a car if you want to travel around the area. Lizette offered us hers for a reasonable price, but we opted to rent and had no problem driving around in the Yucatan State. You will have to go to Progreso to use an ATM or find an establishment that accepts credit cards, so bring plenty of cash/pesos.
Overall, we had a very nice time and would return in the future. Thank you Lizette and Gino for the wonderful stay at your house.
Hello my dear family
Thanks for the kind words
Thank you very much for sharing your vacation experience in our " Casa Tintinki".
I appreciate your comments and description of the house, the area, the locals, and of the new residents, American and Canadians, that have recently discovered our small piece of paradise.
You described your experience very well from a guest's perspective in a simple and sincere manner.
Thank you for the opportunity to have you as our guests and we hope to have you all retunr again to visit the beautiful and hospitable Yucatan
You are an amazing family and we would love to see you again- anytime at all.
Please say hello to your beautiful childrens
Lizette and Gino
Everything we needed
Great location. House fully equipped and comfortable. Lovely pool. Right on the ocean. Cool breezes so no need for air conditioning. Internet was fast.
Near delicious Chelem restaurants. You will definitely need a car, tho. Safe area. Think we only saw 10 other people on the beach in a week. Word of warning, don’t try to find this wonderful house in the dark It’s tricky Go thru Chelem towards Chuburna about 2.5 miles past Las Dunas, a large sign marks Inkmaster. Right past that is a sign advertising a hair stylist and a sign reading Arreciffi. Turn right. Go to end of road. Turn right. About 4 houses on left is your home. Worth the effort to discover it.
Lizette is very responsive to all requests and communication was excellent
Thank you, Lizette!
My beautiful friend,
I am glad to know your stay was enjoyable in the beautiful Yucatan!
It was very nice meeting you , the 3 ladies was wonderful...
Thank you for your wonderful description of our beach home Tintinki...
We are very glad to have shared our family vacation home with you and look forward to your return in the future.
Big hugs for you
Lizette and family
La Playa de Chelem or Costa Azul restaurants offer a
comfortable dinner option.
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, includingturtles,
flamingos, ducks and many species of crabs. At the end of this short
tour,don't 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.
MÃ©rida is a 30 minute drive. The most beautiful colonial city in
MÃ©xico, it is known as the white city not only for its many white
limestone buildings, but because itÂ´s streets, plazas and parks
are cleaned daily. You will find familiar conveniences at Costco,
SamÂ´s 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 1500Â´s.
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
Celestun is a national wild life refuge and is a 1 1/2 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 Yucatan.
Chichen Itza is a 2 1/2 hour drive. It is considered one of the 7
Wonders of the World. It is the largest Mayan ruin in YucatÃ¡n. Not
to be missed.
Valladolid is 25 miles from Chichen Itza. It is a quiet charming
colonial town with a pleasant Main Plaza. Here you will see the
majority of the townspeople still using the typical dress of the
Maya. It features two very important cenotes that are good for
Uxmal is 50 miles south from MÃ©rida. It is smaller than Chichen
Itza. Its architecture, some of the most majestic of the Yucatan
ruins, is characterized by low horizontal palaces set around
courtyards, decorated with rich sculptural elements and details.