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Poolside on a Budget in Chelem, Mexico!

Entire apartment hosted by Jill / Martin
2 guestsStudio1 bed1 bath
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Our casita (little room) is the perfect beach budget rental for couples or solo travelers. Located poolside in a quiet courtyard, the casita is one room, spacious enough for a double bed, full size refrigerator, wardrobe, dresser, table and a private attached bathroom. Settle in and start your Yucatan beach experience in CHELEM, Mexico. Your space is located within town and easy walking to stores, restaurants, and the beach. No car needed! This is a great place to taste life in Mexico.

The space
Your room is located in the town of Chelem, about 15 minutes west of Progreso, Yucatan. We have a space that feels like a real home (because we live here too, in our own private apartment).
Stretch out on a brand new double bed furnished with cool sheets, and settle into easy living. The poolside room has a full size refrigerator to stock all of the wonderful local fruits and a small table to eat on. There is a dresser, built in shelves for storage, and an attached bathroom and shower. This room is located poolside so there are no steps. Enjoy being steps from the pool and enjoy the building wireless anywhere on the grounds.
Walking, you can get to the beach in about 30 seconds and it takes less than 5 minutes to restock needed food necessities (milk, cheese, drinks, snacks) at any of the close, locally owned small stores .
If you are looking for a real, honest, simple experience in Mexico, surrounded by good people, you will find it here. You will live among the locals of this small beach village. Chelem is our home and we love sharing it with guests.
Contact us with any of your questions- we will help, regardless if this is the perfect place for you to stay or not.
(A/C is available but a separate, extra cost. Please ask for more information.)

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed

Amenities

Wifi
Pool
Long term stays allowed
Security cameras on property

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Chelem, Yucatan, Mexico

Chelem is a quaint and sleepy beach town located less than 30 minutes north of Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan, and about 5 miles east of the port town of Progreso, a major stopping point for Caribbean cruises.

A popular vacation spot for Yucatan peninsula residents, especially Meridians, stucco beach houses ranging from basic to luxurious line the Gulf shore around Chelem for miles. The town has become in recent years a popular spot for expats primarily from the U.S. and Canada, many looking to retire in the relative safety and warmth of Chelem.

There are several expat-owned restaurants in the Chelem and the nearby towns, which have become gathering spots – especially over the weekends- for the Gringo community. There are also plenty of locally-owned eating spots, ranging from back-patio kitchens serving seafood and tacos, to small restaurants with pizza, hamburgers and such.

There are a couple small grocery stores with basic amenities and a small variety of fruits and vegetables (as well as fruit and vegetable stands). For larger scale shopping with plenty of variety for food and goods, there is a large Walmart-owned store in Progreso, as well as the San Francisco of Asis grocery store in the center of Progreso.

Hosted by Jill / Martin

Joined in October 2014
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(English below) Somos una familia de dos países y dos culturas distintas. Nos mudamos a México en el verano de 2014 para acercarnos a nuestra herencia mexicana y ser capaces de compartirla con los viajeros que llegan a las playas de Yucatán. Hablamos inglés y español y nos encanta convidar a nuestros invitados con las maravillas de nuestro apacible pueblito costeño. Disfrutamos mucho alojando huéspedes que saben que la diversidad es lo que hace especial cualquier experiencia de viaje. Te invitamos a relajarte junto al mar y a conocer a la cálida gente de Chelem. **************************** We are a family of two cultures and two countries. We moved to Mexico in the summer of 2014 to embrace our Mexican heritage and be able to share it with travelers who arrive on the shores of the Yucatan. We speak English and Spanish and enjoy sharing about the wonders of our sleepy little beach town. We love being able to host guests who understand that differences really are what makes the experience of travel special. We welcome you to come relax by the sea and get to know the people of Chelem.
(English below) Somos una familia de dos países y dos culturas distintas. Nos mudamos a México en el verano de 2014 para acercarnos a nuestra herencia mexicana y ser capaces de com…
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As much as you want or need. We love getting to know our guests but if privacy and space are what you want, just let us know. Everyone is different and we get that. But do know, we are here to help or just hang out poolside with you. We love Mexico and we love sharing it with our guests.
As much as you want or need. We love getting to know our guests but if privacy and space are what you want, just let us know. Everyone is different and we get that. But do know, we…
  • Languages: English, Español
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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