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#1 bueno

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:22 AM

Hi. Does anyone have any insight in how to find a short-term rental, i.e. no more than one month and in February or March? I'm looking for anywhere in the Chelem-Progreso-Chicxulub area. I've tried a couple of agencies without luck; seems most owners want to rent for the entire season. Are my only options VRBO, Airbnb, etc? Thanks in advance for any leads or suggestions.





#2 Dave_in_Ont

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:25 PM

You're correct, most renters hope for longer term occupants. My best suggestion would be to fly down, book into a hotel in Progreso and walk around/ask around for possible rentals.


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#3 ChuckD

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:28 PM

AirBnB/VRBO/Homeaway are your best options, especially since you've left it so late.  We don't take stays of less than a month in the high season and many people 2 or 3.  We are booked for February and March but do have suite available for April.  Check my signature below.

 

Hotel Moka, Hotel Domani Suites, TecnoHotel and Playa Linda are good hotel options


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#4 stormy

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:31 PM

See #3: I've stayed at Domani. They were willing to cut the day rate by agreeing to stay a week, they have a small pool, a delicatessen/store  on site and are just across the road from the ocean. The suites do not have stoves, they furnished a double hot plate and a bit of cookware if requested.   



#5 ELNIDO

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:26 PM

......... The suites do not have stoves, they furnished a double hot plate and a bit of cookware if requested.

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You'd be surprised by how many houses won't have an oven, though they may have independent burners resembling a small stove top.

#6 jiminchelem

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:08 PM

Kay is right about that.  Very few people here use their oven even if they have one!



#7 Dave_in_Ont

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:10 PM

I've even heard of folks using their ovens as "bread baskets"!!  :D 

 

We have an oven but seldom use it since it heats the house up too much.


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#8 ELNIDO

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:37 AM

I've even heard of folks using their ovens as "bread baskets"!!  :D

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Guilty as charged. We keep bread, tortillas, and chips in the oven to keep the humidity at bay. Works like a charm and saves refrigerator space!

#9 bueno

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:07 AM

Hey everyone. Thank you for your responses. I'm well aware of the oven situation. Ours is full of pots and pans.

 

We've found a place that we really like in Chelem. However, we were just told that the only internet is via satellite. Does anyone have any experience/knowledge with satellite internet in Chelem? (I haven't yet asked who the provider is but I assume there aren't many). For work reasons, we need something quite reliable.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:49 AM

There are a lot of Facebook posts about the unreliability of internet in most parts of Chelem and West and only slow speeds.  The east part of Chelem gets Telmex.  I believe there are two providers but I'll let someone who uses either one to chime in.  You can  also use the search function for more info


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#11 Dave_in_Ont

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 03:40 PM

We are at the east end of Chelem and we use IT Direct which is or was Motul Conect. They are located in Merida. It is an over the air internet connection with a roof antenna that picks up the signal from a tower in Progreso. 99% of the time the speed runs about 4.5 to 5 Mbps download and .5 upload. Of course it is frustrating during the 1% of the time that the service degrades, but, this is Mexico. Their contact number is 999-927-0097. There is always someone there that speaks English. 


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