Side entranceView from Palapa
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About this listing

Large Studio with full Bath and Kitchenette-sleeps 4. This casita sits behind our main home which is truly beachfront. Palapa on top gives you a private space to enjoy the beautiful ocean views and sunsets.

The space

•Free Wireless Internet.
•Roku with free Netflix service.
•Flat screen LCD Television.
•Outdoor Gas grill.
•Air Conditioning and 2 ceiling fans.
•2 Queen size beds.
•Kitchen table with chairs.
•Full on-suite bath.
•Small kitchenette area with mid-size fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven & 2 electric burners.

Guest access

•Beach access via side gate without having to go through main house.
•180 degree unobstructed ocean views of the beautiful gulf of Mexico from our private covered balcony that you will have full access to.
•Gated property, walled all around for privacy.
•Dusk to Dawn lighting at gate entrance.

Interaction with guests

We live on-site, in a separate house, so we will be available to address any needs or questions you may have during your stay.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: £202
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is flexible

There is no smoking allowed in the house, but smoking is allowed up in the palapa.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

3 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Manuel User Profile
July 2016
Our stay at Cat and Joe's casita was perfection from beginning to end. The town of Chelem is about a 40 minute drive outside of Merida, so we rented a car--this is a necessity if you plan on being able move around. We had difficulty finding the house (the street numbers are not helpful), but one call to Cat and she found us and led us to the house. Cat and Joe were wonderful hosts: attentive and responsive to our needs, yet completely respectful and discrete with our privacy. They thought of every little detail in the beautiful little casita--it was clean and ready for us upon our arrival, with everything from soap and sunscreen and bug spray, to a coffee maker and corkscrew. Cat and Joe offered us use of their beachfront porch, just steps away from the casita, where we enjoyed local baked goods for breakfast, the ocean breeze, swimming in warm ocean water, and gorgeous sunsets. I highly recommend this rental for the perfect beach vacation...and thank you to Cat and Joe for welcoming us to Chelem!
Cat User Profile
Response from Cat:
You are welcome - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We loved having you here and hope that you will consider vacationing with us again in the future.
July 2016

Kathleen User Profile
March 2016
We stayed at Cat and Joe's casita for two months. Our hosts were awesome! We chose to not have a rental car, which meant a bus ride from Cancun to Merida and then had to get to Chelem. Cat and Joe readily volunteered to drive into Merida to pick us up. From that point on, they were always very generous with offers to pick up something, to take us some place and to do whatever to make our stay enjoyable. The casita and location were perfect. After morning greetings from Cat and Joe's pups, Tito and Cila, we would spend quiet mornings with our coffees up in the palapa with the view of the ocean. At night, we got to listen to the waves of the ocean to lull us to sleep. The unit itself was a perfect size, uptodate with a washer and dryer as well - bonus!!!! The neighborhood is a secure place and we never felt that security was an issue. Internet was pretty good, with only an occasional blip here and there. TV was another bonus, however, we seldom even turned it on. As we had a membership at a gym in Progreso, after our breakfast we would make a 10 - 15 minute walk to the centro in Chelem to get on a local combi (van) to get a ride into Progreso, where there are a couple of supermarkets, gym, etc. It was the best of both - a quiet, peaceful casita and only a few minutes away, more activity. Cat and Joe were also very helpful in finding things for us - like the gym, or other stores, or whatever. If we needed something and asked, she knew where. She took us to a super local farmers market and to a couple of the local restaurant/bars in the area for entertainment. You are truly in a local, Mexican community here, but never feel out of place because of a super ex-pat community that fast become friends. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Cat and Joe's casita!!!!
Cat User Profile
Response from Cat:
Thanks Kathy for all the kind words. It was truly a pleasure to have you stay with us. Our friends enjoyed meeting you also. Please come back again!
March 2016

Chelem, Mexico · Joined in January 2012
Cat User Profile

We are Cat and Joe. We used to live in Florida, but now we live here in Mexico full time. We always wanted to own beachfront property and were fortunate enough to find this house. We fell in love with the area - it's not crowded with tourists like in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. It's an oceanfront paradise with warm weather year round, located in a sleepy quiet fishing village.

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