|Per night||$75 - $90|
|Per week||$450 - $630|
The 1 bedroom ocean view apartment is self contained suite and can accommodate up to 4 persons. Separate bedroom with queen size bed for 2. Futon in living room can accommodate 2 more. The kitchen is fully equipped complete with fridge, stove/oven, microwave, and sink. All dishes, pots and pans and small appliances are provided to make meal preparation easy. Purified water is supplied. This apartment has dining area, covered patio, and shower bathroom with hot and cold water.
The 2 self contained studio suites are only steps from the beach, have ocean views and sleep up to 3 persons. They
have functional kitchenettes equipped with under counter fridge, 2 burner hot plate, microwave oven and sink. Dishes, pots and pans as well as many small appliances are provided to make your meal preparation easy. Purified water is supplied as well as a small table. Each room has tiled shower/bathroom with hot and cold water and a covered patio for relaxing and watching the sunsets.
Relax under a palapa with a book while sipping a cocktail or rent a kayak for some fun on the water. Spend a day in the Ria Biosphere Reserve; home to some 234 mammal species, including the ocelot, jaguar, spider monkey and 3 varieties of sea turtles. If dining is your pleasure, dine in or under the stars on your patio or a moonlight walk to the village will bring you to an assortment of restaurants with seafare specialties. Beautiful sunshine, powder white sand, emerald waters and eternal sunsets provide the ingredients to make your next vacation memorable.
Your hosts, Kenn and Karen Strass, are originally from Saskatchewan, CANADA. We welcome you to our new home in Celestun, Yucatan, MEXICO.
We fell in love with Mexico on our first visit in 1983. In the last few years the visits have become more frequent and the love of the country, the people and their culture have grown stronger. We share with you "Casa de Celeste Vida"... our home of heavenly life. Providing rental suites with the comforts of home!
Merida is known as the "White City" of the Yucatan. Founded in 1542, Merida is a true colonial gem abundant in Yucatecan culture, rich history, and great shopping. Merida is home to the oldest cathedral in all of the Americas. Horse drawn carriages or calesas are for hire taking passengers on guided tours. Paseo Montejo, considered to be Merida's "Champ Elysees"is an elegant, tree lined boulevard with stores, gorgeous colonial buildings and outdoor cafes. Merida is a colonial city, but at the same time, a very cosmopolitan one. You will find movie theatres, 4 universities, museums as well as such stores as Costco, Sam's Club, Home Depot, Sears, and the French supermarket Carrefour. The Yucatan is one of Mexico's most tranquil states. Merida is a must see!
Uxmal is the gateway of one of the most interesting routes in the history of the Yucatan: The Puuc route. (Puuc means 'hilly'). The route includes the sites of Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, Xlapak, Labna and the caves of Lol Tun. Uxmal the most known site means "That which was built three times" and is recognized as a World Heritage Site. It is located 78 kilometres south of Merida. This archaeological zone is surrounded by an ancient hill range. The buildings and their facades are beautifully decorated with stone filigree. The intricate stonework is truly incredible. The structures are a pure expression of Puuc architecture and unique in the Yucatan. We are fortunate that we are able to explore this incredible chapter in human history; the distinctive Maya culture, and embark on a journey that crosses cultures. Uxmal is a 90 minute drive from Celestun!
Lol Tun caves are the largest caves on the Yucatan Pennisula and get their name from the Maya word for flower (Lol) and stone (Tun). Findings of ceramics give evidence of human contact here going back 7,000 years. Along the one kilometre route through the caves fresco paintings can be seen. At the end of the route is a majestic open dome. Guided tours are available.
A wonderful day trip is to the city of Ticul. The Pearl of the South is a bustling city located only 17 kilometres from the caves of Lol Tun. You will find things more laid back here than in Merida. Ticul is the producer of all the wonderful red clay planter pots and reproductions of the Maya gods that you see in the area. It is also known for the fine leather shoes that are designed and made here. Most of these businesses are home based. Stop in and they will gladly allow you to tour and shop! If you find a treasure too big for your suitcase, shipping anywhere in the world can be arranged with the shop keepers.
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|Dec 15 2014||Jan 03 2015||$90||-||$630||-||-|
|Deposits: A 50% deposit per stay is required by cheque or money order sent to a bank in Canada. All deposits, less a $100 booking fee are fully refundable within 60 days of cancellation. The balance owing is due upon arrival in cash or traveller's cheques. We are a small boutique hotel and DO NOT accept credit cards at the present time. PayPal is accepted.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal|
- assortment of seafood restaurants in the town which is 1 km. from our door.
- horse back riding on the beach arranged for guests.
- boat tours of the Ria and flamingos directly from our beach
Ed & Margaret
Washington, DC USA
February 3, 2009
You can't go wrong at Celeste Vida. Our efficiency apartment was clean, well furnished and thoughtfully equipped with kitchen utensils, a few food staples, and other necessities. Our hosts were friendly and helpful; they welcomed us like family. We were right on a clean beach and a 20-minute walk from the center of town, where you can find 7 or 8 very good restaurants and fairly well stocked little supermarket. The location is great for birders. It is the winter home for thousands of flamingos and hosts other birds as well. We are rank amateurs, but were able to identify more than 50 species in the vicinity.
Oakland, CA USA
July 22, 2008
We stayed at Celeste Vida for a week, and our hosts helped make that a perfect stay. Want to go fishing? Ken will visit his friend, a local fisherman, and you can do hand over hand line fishing. Great day! Great dinner eating fresh caught boneless fillets! Want to see the flamingoes and the mangroves? Karen will make a call to a friend, and the tour boat will pull up to the beach in front of Celeste Vida--curbside service Yucatan style. Want to cook? Wanda will join you for a trip to the local butcher where you can get fresh pork and chicken. Whatever your need, the owners of the property can help--including doing a load of laundry and hanging it. Celestun still belongs to the locals; it looks and feels like Mexico. I loved walking about the town, visiting the markets and shops where people welcomed me and were patient with my halting Spanish. I loved walking the beach area in front of Celeste Vida, watching the sun sink into the sea. Viva Celestun and Celeste Vida!
April 6, 2008
This is a truly wonderful place. The town of Celestun is an ideal walking distance for covenience but still far enough to provide silent nights. Though we did not have the pleasure of meeting Ken, Karen and her daughter Kelsey were great hostesses. The rooms was spotless, bright and sunny, had everything we needed to cook meals at home and a great porch for sunsets. The beach is covered in beautiful shells, the water an incredible translucent green. I would recommend Celeste Vida to anyone looking to travel in absolute comfort with friendly and wonderful hosts.
Cold Lake, AB Canada
February 17, 2008
This was exactly what we were looking for. The accomodations were excellent the location was beautiful(exactly as described) and the owners were wonderful. They made us feel at home immediately. It was like staying with family. If you like endless beaches, crystal clear water, hot sun and friendly local people and don't like running the tourist gauntlet, then this place is for you. Ken, Karen and Wanda are wonderful people and they truely do live in heaven. Book now! You won't regret it.
May 7, 2007
We stayed here in March 2007 and had a fabulous time. Casita Flora contained everything that you could possibly ever want and was a spotless place with a very comfortable bed. It is a relaxing 10 min stroll along the pristine beach to the village. Owner Karen's enthsiasm & zest for life was infectious and she went out of her way to make our stay very special.
Calgary, AB, Can
April 17, 2007
We stayed at Celeste Vida in March 2007 & it was our favourite place. Spotless accomodation with everything you could ever want & only 10 mins walk along the spectacular beach to the village.Host Karen's exuberant personality is charming & she takes "mi casa es su casa" to a new level.
Thanks so much for your kindness, generosity & hospitality. Because of you, our vacation surpassed all of our expectations. apart from the gorgeous photos, spectacular seashells and the local souvenirs, we take with us the memories of you both; your inspirational love of life and how you made your 'red wine dream' a reality! Thanks again for sharing your piece of paradise with us. Until next time, Heather and Tony....Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CANADA
How to put into words the experience of our hearts! We hope you can read between the lines and embrace the depth of the gratitude we feel. Certainly we thank you for each of the creature comforts you so spontaneously offered and provided! Far beyond that our appreciation overflows for your warmth, humor, openess - we felt a genuine welcome from the moment you opened the gate. The best gift of all- your spirit! we look forward to our return and we haven't even left yet!
RJ and Jackie......Florida, USA.
We thank you for the memories! You have changed the quality of our lives for the past month and shared so much of yourself and life in Celestun. Hope you enjoy the kayaks. We look forward to returning to your beautiful place and to you and your family. Perfect place for sunrise or sunset! Wishing you success and fullfilling your dreams. Until later, Bob and Jan....Florida, USA
It was an honour to be your first guests and be allowed to share in your dream! You have a beautiful place. You are wonderful hosts. We hope to come back in the very near future!
Karen, Mike and Keely Hadwen....Canada!
What a wonderful introduction to Mexico! For our first trip your location and hospitality were ideal! We will definitely be returning because what you have here is paradise.
Steven Pederson and Molly Wilkinson.....Canada
Thanks so much for your hospitality. We love your piece of paradise and we will be back to share it with you as soon as we can!
Pam and Jason Kellington.......Canada.