We have the perfect beach apartment for you, with sea views and great breezes! So much space (and storage): bedroom, living room, dining room, bathroom, and kitchen. Stay a few days, a week, or for a few months. Settle in and start your Yucatan beach experience in CHELEM, Mexico. Your apartment is located within town and easy walking to stores, restaurants, and the beach. No car needed! Plus, consistently good internet to help keep you connected. This is a great place to taste life in Mexico.
Your apartment is 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).
Our home is classic beach style: tile floors, louvered windows, simple living from an earlier Mexico. We have set up our home so that you can enjoy being here with little hassle but with the added conveniences that make a vacation fun (like a pool, wifi, and a kitchen).
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.)
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 west 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. Wander the streets, greet residents with a Buenas dias ect, and generally feel safe and welcome. There are times of the year with the town fills with visitors but life still continues on as is but with just more people. 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. 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 Super Aki grocery store in the center of Progreso.
Our street is a beach entrance street (entrada). It is sand based and you will see locals and tourists walking northward to go fishing, swimming, or beach combing. Its generally pretty quite and sleepy but you will hear locals advertising their goods for sale and at times street dogs. Its part of life here and shouldn't be noticeable unless highly sensitive to noise. Ask us for more info and we will share with you how we live here.
Chelem, Jukatan, Meksiko