#CA3697

Celestún, Mexico

3rd bedroom

3rd bedroom

Pool view from upstairs terrace

Pool view from upstairs terrace

Celestun beach with restaurants and fishing boats

Celestun beach with restaurants and fishing boats

Kitchen

Kitchen

Pyramid at Uxmal Mayan ruins

Pyramid at Uxmal Mayan ruins

Pink Flamingos in the Celestun Ria

Pink Flamingos in the Celestun Ria

Sunset over our swimming pool

Sunset over our swimming pool

Dining Room

Dining Room

The beach in front of our home

The beach in front of our home

Outdoor shower and Pool House bar

Outdoor shower and Pool House bar

Bathroom in 2nd Bedroom

Bathroom in 2nd Bedroom

Outdoor Kitchen and Gas Barbecue

Outdoor Kitchen and Gas Barbecue

2nd Bedroom

2nd Bedroom

Living Room

Living Room

Calle 12, The beach avenue, downtown Celestun

Calle 12, The beach avenue, downtown Celestun

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Cenote at Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

Cenote at Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

Seating on lower terrace

Seating on lower terrace

Sun/TV Room

Sun/TV Room

3rd bedroom Pool view from upstairs terrace Celestun beach with restaurants and fishing boats Kitchen Pyramid at Uxmal Mayan ruins Pink Flamingos in the Celestun Ria Sunset over our swimming pool Dining Room The beach in front of our home Outdoor shower and Pool House bar Bathroom in 2nd Bedroom Outdoor Kitchen and Gas Barbecue 2nd Bedroom Living Room Calle 12, The beach avenue, downtown Celestun Master Bedroom Cenote at Hacienda Sotuta de Peon Seating on lower terrace Sun/TV Room
Not open for exchange
Silver
Exchange dates Duration
April 01, 2016 - October 29, 2016

We usually prefer to exchange with a large city, mostly for easy access to public transportation. but more secluded, retreat type of settings are also attractive to us. We can offer either our home in Mexico or our 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo at Sunpeaks, BC, Canada, exchange CA1005304. Our condo is also offered for rent through this website http://topofthemountain.ca/sc14

3 weeks

Ocean-front House in Celestun, Yucatan, Mexico

Our ocean-front home, Casa Piedra, is in the quiet fishing village of Celestun, a Mayan word meaning "painted stone".  Celestun is just over a one-hour drive from the airport in Merida or 5 hours from Cancun.  Taxis, buses or car rentals are available to come to Celestun.
Our house is built of local stone with three bedrooms upstairs, each with it's own large bathroom with walk-in showers and door to the huge open terrace for private sunbathing.  The master bedroom has a king size bed and the other two bedrooms each have a double bed.  All windows and doors in the house are secure with protectores allowing you to leave everything wide open at night to enjoy the ocean breezes with total security. Every room in the house also has a ceiling fan. We have a large, private yard with coconut palm trees, flower gardens, a swimming pool next to a huge covered terrace and an outdoor kitchen, pool house, shower and bar.
Celestun is within a 21 km long  biosphere reserve with 234 mammal species including ocelot, jaguar, spider monkey and three species of sea turtles and two of crocodile.   
The beach is right out front of our home and shopping, restaurants and tourist attractions are within a short walk.    Celestun is most well known for having the largest pink flamingo nesting grounds in North America.  Local guides will take you down the river in a boat to view them or to search for crocodiles or out into the Gulf of Mexico for fishing expeditions.  The population of Celestun is around 2,500 with a number of beach-front restaurants and some basic shopping for food and souvenirs.  
Merida, the capitol of the Yucatan, is about 90 km from Celstun.  Merida, is a 470 year old colonial city with a population of approximately one million and has a huge selection of services, shopping and entertainment. 

We also have a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo on the golf course at Sunpeaks Ski Resort (with year-round activities) at Sunpeaks, BC, Canada for rent http://topofthemountain.ca/sc14 or exchange CA1005304 .

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired Investment Advisor
  • Retired Healthcare Executuve

Our Home

  • House type: House
  • Environment setting: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Sleeping capacity 6

References

Exchange types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Property Details

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Private swimming pool
  • No smoking

Our destination wish list

  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Rome, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Venice, Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Florence, Italy
  • Greece
  • İstanbul, Turkey
  • Sardinia, Italy

Spoken languages

  • English

Our neighbourhood

  • river Celestun Ria -Flamingos (2.5 km)
  • beach Ocean Beach (0.1 km)
  • sea Gulf of Mexico (0.2 km)
  • shopping Town square, numerous shops (0.7 km)
  • golfing Yucatan Golf Club, La Ceiba (101.4 km)
  • forest Manglares Jungle tours (1.8 km)
  • boating Fishing boats (1.2 km)

Celestun Special Biosphere reserve is a 146,000 acre park located at the north-western tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. Celestun is a combination of coastal scrub, estuary, and mangrove, which together provides an excellent habitat for wildlife of many sorts. Celestun means "painted stone" in the Mayan language.
Celestun is probably best known for its Flamingos, but is also host to over 300 other species of birds, including the endemic Yucatan Wren, Mexican Sheartail, and Black-throated Bobwhite. In addition to birds, Celestun houses many species of reptiles, including 2 crocodile species: Morelet's and American, 4 sea turtles: Hawksbill, Green, Loggerhead, and Leatherback, iguanas, land turtles, and Boa Constrictors.
Celestun is a peaceful, quiet fishing village with an approximate population of 2,500.  The beach on the Gulf Coast is sandy, with no strong currents and deepens very gradually so you can walk out about 100 metres, making it very safe and great for swimming. 
There are numerous beach restaurants within three blocks of our home as well as local produce markets, small grocery stores and souvenir shops.  You will find many people at least understand a little English but knowing some Spanish would definately be helpful.  Only Mexican pesos are used and the little businesses can seldom accept anything larger than a 100 peso note (worth about $8 Canadian). 
Bottled water is cheap and readily available everywhere.  The streets are sometimes crowded more with people walking than cars although scooters and motorcycles are more common every year as well as small motorcycle taxis. 

Occupation

  • Retired Investment Advisor
  • Retired Healthcare Executuve

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • No pets added