Private lighted entrance from parking to garden with bistro for quiet zen-like morning coffee and a glass of vino under the stars in the evening!Fully equipped granite/acrylic kitchen with EVERYTHING included (blender, coffeemaker, toaster, crockpot, microwave, linens, etc.).
Amazing rental in chelem
Hosted by Eric
Eric is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

We have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as can be. The property is immaculate and in perfect condition. The Gathering Room is furnished with beautiful bamboo furniture, including a dining room table and bar stools for a quick

The space

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need for extended stays including cookware, dishes, glassware, coffee maker, blender, crock pot, microwave, toaster, four burner stove with oven, baking dishes, etc. We live on the property and are happy to do our best to accommodate you, should there be anything else you might possibly need.

The bedroom is just perfect and includes a matrimonial bed, lots of drawer space and a generous closet with mirrored door for clothing and luggage storage. There is also a small desk, night tables and under the bed storage. The bathroom includes a spacious shower with pressurized, heated soft water.

The private patio and gardens will turn your morning coffee into a zen experience at your private bistro table.

A solar heated pool is also on site. Weekly maid service is available for a small extra fee, should you wish this and Maria is also happy to do your laundry and bedding weekly included in that fee. Laundry facilities (washer and dryer) are available for your use once a week. We also have lighted parking outside your private entrance to the walled property.

We request that no more than two guests occupy this space.

Two residential family dogs are onsite to greet all who enter, sorry additional pets are not accepted.

The price quoted includes electric surcharges (a big ticket item here in Mexico), including air conditioning, North American satellite television, DVD player. There are also overhead fans. Free internet is also included in the home.

Of course, smoking is not allowed inside the building.

It’s just a short stroll to the Gulf of Mexico for shelling or walking the beach. By car it’s only a few minutes to the fishing villages of Puerto Chelem and Puerto Chuburna. Merida, the “White City” is only 30 minutes away by car and one of the top five safest cities in the world. Spend a night on the town on Paseo de Montejo and take an evening ride on a horse drawn carriage. Don’t forget to visit the archaeological ruins of Chichen Itza or to swim in the magical Cenotes.

The villages are filled with warm hearts and smiling faces as they welcome you to the Emerald Coast . . . this is the “Real Mexico”.

We think that this is a “one in a million” vacation rental and are proud to say that this unit is for the most discriminating and well seasoned travelers. You will not be let down!

Thanks for looking at this fantastic property . . . we hope you will stay with us very soon.

Cable TV

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

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Dog(s) live in the house


8 Reviews

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Angela User Profile
March 2017
Staying in Eric and Marilyn's casita for the past two months gave us a wonderful introduction to the Yucatan and the "real" Mexico. Chelem is a small fishing village on the Gulf of Mexico with a predominantly Mayan population. There is a lot to do and see, a vibrant expat community, as well as great live music at the various hangouts in and around Chelem and Progresso. Merida is a beautiful city worth exploring as well. Eric and Marilyn were great hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed, provided insight and suggestions as to what to see and do in the area, and introduced us to their many friends. Note they have three very friendly dogs which did not bother us as we are dog lovers. The casita is located on the same enclosed property as Eric and Marilyn's residence. It has it's own entrance and patio area, with access to the shared pool and lounge area. The property is beautifully landscaped and maintained. The casita itself is clean and bright with a double bed in the bedroom, an ensuite bathroom with shower, a walk in closet, a full kitchen, dining and living area. The main living area is air conditioned and there are fans as well in the main living area and the bedroom. The TV provided Canadian Satellite services which was great to access news and programming from home. To truly enjoy the area, a car is advisable although there are local transportation options that are quite inexpensive - you can walk into Chelem proper (25 min) and grab a combi (minibus) for trips into Progresso and Merida, or call local taxis/uber. In summary we fell in love with the area and found it easy to meet people and make friends. Thank you Eric and Marilyn for a wonderful stay and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Sarah User Profile
September 2016
This was my first AirBnB experience and it couldn't have been any better! Marilyn & Eric were the perfect hosts and they have indeed thought of everything. The casita was squeaky clean and stocked with everything you could possibly need. The pool and garden areas were beautifully tended and the entire setting quiet and relaxing. They went out of their way to include me in trips to nearby restaurants and cities, and I feel extremely lucky to have met them and their lovable canines. I miss them already!

Wilson User Profile
January 2016
Eric and Marilyn are the hosts one dreams of meeting when doing Airbnb. Their listing was not only true to the photos, but they went as far to include me in their holiday endeavors. On arrival I was greeted with a bottle of wine, beer and an evening of wonderful conversation after I had a refreshing swim by the pool. The cleanliness was above average and Marilyn has a wonderful garden she takes pride in. The space allows you privacy as you enter and leave at your own leisure. The set up is perfect. I will definitely return as I feel Eric and Marilyn are friends from my stay in their lovely casita rental.
Eric User Profile
Response from Eric:
Thank for your lovely review, lovebug. Sure hope you keep your promise to come back to see us . . . we're counting on it. Missing you . . . so are Julie and Rick and many others. Hugs
January 2016

Read User Profile
December 2015
Before I go any further, you should know that Eric and Marilyn are simply awesome people. And I don't mean "this dessert I'm eating is awesome"-awesome, they really are great. Huge, warm welcome with a drink or two, drove out to the highway to lead us to their home, and just full of goodness. They're great; you're in good hands. The casita is adorable and flanked by their little swimming pool and bar. Their dogs are delightful. If Chelem is your destination, believe me when I tell you you could do a lot worse and you'd be hard-pressed to do better!
Eric User Profile
Response from Eric:
Thank you so much for your very kind comments. Given that you couldn't stay longer, we sure hope that you will find the opportunity to return to us! Merry Christmas!
December 2015

Victor User Profile
August 2015
Marilynn and Eric made my stay on coast above and beyond perfect. They were the most gracious hosts giving us tips, very clear directions, and virtually anything we needed without us asking. You can truly feel their genuine hospitality and I could not recommend staying with them any more. 110% great experience and will come back. Thanks!!

Bettie User Profile
May 2015
Eric & Marilyn call their property "amazing" but after 2 months there we can't help but feel that is a bit of an understatement. The casita was perfect! Modern, spacious, beautifully decorated, well equipped and ultra clean. We had our own private patio and section of garden as well as full access to the rest of the patio and pool area. The garden is just spectacular. But the absolute best part of the rental was the amazing hospitality! Eric & Marilyn made us feel so very welcome. Right from the start, we really felt "at home." We are sure these two will be life-long friends. We truly feel blessed that we found this particular Airbnb property when we were looking for a rental in the area. Eric & Marilyn take real pride in their home and spare no effort in keeping things maintained. We absolutely fell in love with Chelem and the neighbouring communities. So much so that we are returning in December to spend 5 months. We probably would have rented the casita again if it had been available but we chose to rent a two bedroom house so we have the opportunity to invite some family and friends down and introduce more people to this great area.

Colin User Profile
January 2015
AWESOME!!!!!! Can't describe how much fun we had. Eric and Marilyn are fantastic. They looked after all our needs and then some. They drove us around, introduced us to their friends, took us out to eat and drink and provided an immaculate casita to stay in. We look forward to our next stay with our new friends.

Chelem, MexicoJoined in June 2014
Eric User Profile
I am 65 and retired and living away from the snow in Canada
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