I had the privilege of finding this little gem of a property nestled right on a beach in Chelem, the owners Karen and Tony take great pride in making you feel like one of the family...a relaxed atmosphere with like minded people ...a beautiful beach, pretty well all to yourself especially in the mornings...I was the only one swimming , just me and these darling little silver fish that swam around and gave me a kiss every once in awhile ! These is nothing as magical as swimming with the sun just peeking over the horizon. And there is nothing as great as finding your way into the local market of Chelem to forage for fresh meat, fish, veggies, fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice...all organic and grown by the locals and very reasonably priced.
I didn't need my computer as there was an internet cafe right at the square, two actually. And a beer store is just a hop,skip and jump from the apartment !!
I also was very impressed to see how the locals and the Casa Rosa owners cared for the neighborhood dogs, having a neuter and spay program in place in the area to keep the population in check and healthy. Having fund raisers for the pups and toy drives for the kids at Christmas are just some of the amazing things that the owners are involved with. And some great parties !! And just 30 or so minutes away by bus is the beautiful city of Merida...I thoroughly enjoyed a buggy ride around the historic squares , so much beauty.For me this was a wonderful place to spend time on a vacation , instead of the hustle and bustle of resorts. I highly recommend it !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for an affordable, comfortable, fun place to stay then we could be right for you! The apartments all have one bedroom and a futon/sofa bed in the lounge. There is a courtyard garden with small swimming pool, hammocks and seating area. The large roof terrace has amazing views of the Gulf and beach and is a great place to enjoy and drink or two or just soak up the sun. Free WiFi so bring your laptop! Casa Rosa is situated near to Chelem and about ten minutes from Progreso where there is a full range of bars and restaurants to suit most tastes. The local bus to Progreso and Chelem stops near to Casa Rosa and runs every 15 minutes or so. ... more less