5-bedroom beach home, with panoramic ocean views. It is 50 yards from the beach in a sub-tropical, quiet, tranquil beach location of summer homes, in quiet, laid back, restful CHICXULUB, on the Gulf of Mexico, 20 miles north of the historic capital city of MERIDA, in YUCATAN, MEXICO. To get an aerial view of the area, paste these #’s, “21.301391,-89.56714", into Google Earth and “Fly to” the villa beach location. The swimming pool that you see there belongs to the villa. Built in 2007, the Villa boasts 5,500sf, 3 stories, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms. Private POOL. AC. Comfortable and exotic carved furnishings throughout. On site caretakers 24/7. Baby sitter. Laundry facilities. Air conditioning. Internet and computer. The home has three completely self contained, "CONDO" style floor levels, each with a full kitchen, dining and living room, from $120/night. Far more space, amenities, privacy than any hotel. Rent just one floor for 2 persons ($120/night), or rent all three floors ($250/N) for 10 persons and create a perfect setting for a family or group/re-union vacation. Sleeps 10 to 14. All rooms have TV, ceiling fans and AC. Plenty of parking. Summer clothing attire all year. Remember, Yucatan is sub tropical. Average “winter” temperatures are 60 to 85F.
ATTRACTIONS:- Many Mayan archaeological sites in Yucatan. Delicious local foods. Bird watchers dream. 1000's of pink flamingos all year. Yucatan is a winter migration site for Northern birds.
* THE BEACH: Small waves make the beach very child friendly. Lots of shells and a gradual sea bed slope. Most of the year, you will find just a few lone fishermen and vacationers on the beach. * Sundays and Monday evenings:- colorful street tourism entertainments in central MERIDA. * Lots of Spanish and Mayan historical sites in Yucatan, with good highways to get about. You’ll find a wealth of opportunities to visit a wide choice of interesting MAYAN attractions. * Public transit and buses within 200yards. A car is desirable and may be available on site for local shopping. 8 minutes to supermarkets.
Airport pickup from MERIDA Internatioal airport (MID): Let us know your flight arrival information and requirement.
REVIEWS. * Buena Noche, Just a few words to let you know how much we had enjoyed your Castillo. We have appreciated the space we had with the family. We used the second floor, while the family with the 2 children (Martin, Nancy, Maxym & Mégane, used the 1st floor, and my daughter, Marie-Soleil, with the baby, Loumi, used the ground floor. I personally loved the wood carved furniture. How exotic ! Everyone loved the swimming pool the children, even the 2 years old one, we took sometimes, up to 4 dips a day ! The big guys enjoyed the hammock and, you were right, the baby loved it. We went on the beach every day but seldom swim since it was very windy. Martha and Lucio were very nice and we found them very gentle and helpful when we needed their services, even though it was hard to communicate. All the toys we had for the children we left for the little girl Lisa. We have been a bit around: Of course, Mérida two times, which is very nice; we took a city tour and had lunch at Amoro and dinner at Poncho. We went to Celestun by ourselves, Martin rented a car since they needed it as well to go back to Cancun to take the plane back to Montreal. We had a good guide who showed us the flamingos and other bird species, mangrove and a fresh spring. We went through also a couple of typical Yucatan villages. I was really amazed to see all these direct descendants from the Maya. Their artisanal is very colorful ; unhappily we are at the beginning of the trip and I cannot overload my suitcase but the girls bought some nice pieces. We had a fresh swim at Samula cenote towards Motul and had lunch at Telchac Puerto.
There would be a lot more to talk about but most importantly is thank you for that exchange, we would recommend your place anytime. We send you attached a photo souvenir.
Yolande and Roch (from Quebec 4/1/12 to 4/15/12)
* 5/25/11 Your house is really beautiful though and everything was great! Some of the things we did were: Celestun, Merida (spent a night), San Ignacia cenote, the three cenotes where you go on the horse ride (very cool!) Uxmal pyramids and checked out Progreso pretty good (but it was very quiet) and the nearby areas Coco Beach, etc. Thanks so much again, Stan & Annie! From all of us! Jayne and Wes, see you soon!
* Hi Stan: I think we read about it in the Yucatan today. It was such a unique experience, you should recommend it to anyone who comes to your place. It was in Cuzuma. A bit of a drive but fine nevertheless. It's best to get there early in the day, as we had to wait quite a while for a horse cart. The driver takes you on a 4 person cart on these railway tracks led by the horse for about 7km. You visit 3 very diff. cenotes and can stay as long as you want at each stop. Your driver works for you. It is a bit hazardous for elderly. Go at your own risk for sure. It's fantastic though. Really, really unique. Crazy how they found them even. It's way out in the bush. Definately a highlight. Thanks Stan, Jayne
* WE are so happy! 4/17/11 Your place is absolutely wonderful, everything is perfect, and I am in love with George Jr.(haha). We went dancing last night in Progresso with the locals until 2, music was Â Cumbia-ish, but they had their own style and taught us! I was clearly the only blue eyed one in the place, and Paul is 6'-4, but they were so friendly. Thank you!!!!! Elizabeth
* Hi Stan, 4/28/11 Well, we had the most amazing time. Your place was a joy, and I did 40 laps in the pool almost everyday. There was just so much to do. We enjoyed Merida at night, and also Progresso. We loved the "Yucatan beach " club and also Celestun with amazing ceviche, as a respite from climbing over amazing pyramids in the mid day sun. The only thing not back to normal is our stomachs, but they should recover soon as we got the antibiotics yesterday. No we never drank any water, we are just gringos... but it was all worth it. Also , embarrassingly, my husband lost the little paper they give you when you arrive, so they would not let us leave Merida on Easter Sunday, as there was apparently no one available to do the paperwork. We drove to Cancun in a rental car, and 23 hours later ( and $600 ) we were home, guess that "learned" him. Seeing the Cancun airport reinforced just how lucky we were to be at your place. Thank you for a most cherished vacation that we would never have had with out you. Elizabeth
* Hello Stan and Anie, "David Kirk" <Janis and David Kirk,> 2/17/2010 As junior senior citizens, we have visited Mexico many times over the past 30-odd years, including resort hotels on both coasts and small coastal villages. We've seen the Mexico destinations the travel brochures rave about and the "real Mexico" that budget guidebooks describe. What we were looking for on our most recent trip to Mexico was peace and quiet, without any rumbling trucks, honking horns, or Activities Directors shouting "Volleyball in 5 minutes." And we found it - in spades - in the penthouse at Castillo Nicte Ha, in Chicxulub, Yucatan. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. Hosts Stanley and Anie Gardner seem to have thought of just about everything we needed in the kitchen. And it was an easy drive into Progreso, just 9 miles away, to shop in the excellent local supermarket, (San Francisco de Assissi) which helped keep our dining costs down. We also enjoyed the occasional night out in one of Progreso's beach side restaurants. For anyone who prefers "off the beaten path" accommodation, in its most agreeable and relaxing sense, we thoroughly recommend the Castillo Nicte Ha. Thanks to Anie and Stan for their thoughtful hospitality and Marta and Lucio for on-site assistance. Best wishes, Janis and David Kirk, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada,
* Hello Stan and Annie, We are back home. We came back with great souvenirs from our trip. Your Castillo es magnifico! It was like on the pictures. We were a little bit scared at the beginning but we will recommend your place without a doubt. Lucio and Martha were very nice and Licia is beautiful. We cuddle her a lot. We passed a lot of time out of the house ; Progreso, Merida, Uman, San Igniacio, Telchac…we visited. My children appreciate their house, and food more now. We didn’t really understand about paying for the cleaning but Martha said that we had to pay her. So we gave her 50$ us for the week like you asked us but when I came back home I realised that you said that you would deduct it from the security deposit…so now it is already paid. We gave them extra money too and gifts for the baby. Some pictures to come in the next e-mail. Thank you so much, it was a great experience. We are looking to buy a house in Mexico. We visited but nothing as beautiful as yours. Canada. Renters March 2010
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