This recently-built house is located smack dab in the middle of a small Mexican fishing village, giving you the best of two worlds for your seaside vacation.
Casa Marina is set in the fishing village of Puerto Abrigo, just west of Telchac Puerto on the Yucatan Gulf Coast. As one of the only marinas in this area, Puerto Abrigo is the scene for the daily fishing activities of the local Mayan fishermen, as well as for the local yachts and sailboats of the boating population. But don't get the idea that this is a busy place... quite the contrary. Puerto Abrigo defines the concept of "sleeping fishing village". In the mornings or late at night, the locals will go out in boats for local fish, shrimp or octopus. During the rest of the day, they sit quietly in the shade, dogs at their feet, trading stories and laughter.
And you have ringside seats for this small town scene. A unique opportunity to escape the usual vacation rental scene and enjoy an authentic experience, without giving up important comforts.
Let's talk about those comforts! Upstairs and downstairs are two complete 2-bedroom apartments, exactly the same but painted different colors. Downstairs features cool white and peach-colored accents, and upstairs is painted a sunny yellow. Both apartments have lovely picture windows, providing views from almost every room of the beach, the marina and the fishing village.
When you aren't sleeping in the comfortable and air-conditioned bedrooms, you'll probably spend a lot of time outside on the terrace. Downstairs the terrace is surrounded by a lovely white-sand beach garden, complete with palm trees and sea-grape. Upstairs, the terrace has a commanding view of the marina and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. Both terraces are furnished with large patio tables and comfortable outdoor chairs... a perfect place for enjoying endless margaritas, card games and company!
If it's too hot outside, you can repair to the spacious and cool indoor living room. The open plan allows easy conversation between the living room, the dining area, the kitchen and the breakfast nook... again, both upstairs and downstairs have the identical layout. The furniture is both comfortable and beautiful, with lovely materials handpicked by Tonia Kimsey, the owner who is an international interior designer. The kitchen is full of appliances, silverware, dishes, glasses... everything you need to cook and enjoy the experience. The appliances are modern and new and everything is crystal clean!
The bedrooms are all in the back of the building, providing quiet and shade. Retire to the bedrooms for an afternoon siesta or sleep in late in the morning... heavy curtains keep out the light until you are ready to wake up! Air conditioning, with easy remote controls, makes it comfortable and easy to sleep as long as you want. After all, you are on vacation!! Each bedroom, two with twin beds and two with a queen bed, has an ensuite and adjacent bathroom with tiled showers and modern fixtures.
What more could you want? Oh, yes... a swimming pool! Behind the building, where you have privacy, a comfortable plunge pool makes it easy to cool off without even leaving the building. But if you want to venture out, you are only half a block from what we like to call and "endless" beach... sometimes it really seems that way. You can walk and walk and walk... eventually, you will reach the village of Telchac Puerto, where you can find a few great beachside restaurants serving cold beers and pescado frito (fried fish, usually served whole and caught that morning). Just thinking about that food makes our mouth water!!
From the beach or from your front patio, you can watch the clouds roll by, enjoy the Yucatan sun, watch the beautiful sunsets over the Gulf or even enjoy an occasional thunderstorm. The sky is big and the weather is dramatic... even more enjoyable because you are on vacation and can take the time to fully appreciate it!
To fully enjoy the location, you will probably want to rent a car. There is public transportation, but having a car will allow you to visit Telchac Puerto (5 minutes), Progreso (30 minutes), Merida (1 hr), Uxmal (1.5 hours), Dzibilchaltun (45 minutes), Chichen Itza (3 hours), Izamal (2 hours) and all of the MANY many attractions of the Yucatan Peninsula.TripAdvisor property ID 3741369...Read more
2 Bedrooms With a View of Marina by the Beach Telchac Puerto, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Puerto Abrigo is a small fishing village and marina just west of the charming pueblo of Telchac Puerto. At Puerto Abrigo, you have a small marina with both traditional Mexican fishing boats and expensive yachts. Its a small and quiet marina, that is very close to the beach and the Gulf. Just around the corner are the long stretches of white sandy beaches that you can walk to Telchac Puerto, less than a mile away. Telchac Puerto has stores, restaurants and a town square. Puerto Abrigo has privacy, quiet and space to roam, think and enjoy!
Left on 05/22/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | MelodyReviewed May 22, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
We have been renting Casa Marina since January 1st and have nothing but positive things to say about this great rental!
The marina is a good location. I love watching fisherman coming in every afternoon. And the fresh fish is awesome too! Access to the beach is very close and easy.
The view is beautiful. Overlooking the marina, you can see the ocean and the sunsets are amazing!
Our rental is equipped with everything that you might need and the mattresses and furniture are comfortable!
Roberto and Tonia, the owners, have been great to deal with! They have helped make this experience as good as it has been. I would definitely rent from them again!
“Carefree vacation on the marina overlooking the ocean. Relaxatio”
Left on 05/22/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 22, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
Life in the villa was clean and very comfortable. The patio views, especially of the marina life, the ocean and the sunsets were awesome! All the rooms and areas were of a good size with very comfortable furniture. The beds and bedding were especially comfortable and opening the big sliding doors off the bedroom to step into the pool was fabulous. The tables and chairs in all the areas allowed plentiful room for meals, drinks & there was ample dishes & utensils. The kitchen appliances were new, spotlessly clean and worked great. Hot and cold water was always appreciated. Wireless Internet worked great.
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