A beautiful, peaceful room with artistic flair, and in an idyllic setting. --Julia The room is big, clean, quiet and decorated with love. --Stella
balcony, pool and breakfast!
balcony, pool and breakfast!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Casa Misterio is a two-room guesthouse located in an authentic Centro Histórico barrio still untouched by the rising tourism in Merida, but with all the famous sights a short walk away. Our home is a self-rebuilt colonial, retaining its traditional bones while reflecting the California we left behind, providing a tranquil respite from the bustling city outside. We love sharing our home with our guests. We offer cooking classes and culinary tours right from our home too. Ask us for details!

The space

We designed, built and furnished our house all on our own, without the help of an architect. The result is a space that is unique and full of life. We are very proud of it. We named our house Casa Misterio because when you open the front doors, what was invisible from the street unfolds as you walk through the house, surprising you at every turn.

We have another beautiful room in our home available to rent. If the balcony room is occupied, check out our listing for the air-conditioned casita by scrolling to the bottom of our host profile or following the link: https://airbnb.com/rooms/1539953

Here is what some of our guests have said about Casa Misterio:

Erin and Manny went above and beyond." --Victoria

"The best experience I've ever had using Airbnb." --Emma

"The best part of my stay was meeting Erin and Manny. I couldn't have felt more welcome." --Neil

"The place was exceptional." --David

Guest access

The balcony room is on the second floor of the main house. It has a full size bed, wifi, air conditioning, and a hammock and seating on a large private balcony. The shower is located on the balcony.

Guests may also enjoy anytime:
big screen tv with local channels and Netflix, kitchen access at any hour, pool, garden, living and dining rooms and terrace.

We want out guests to feel completely at home during their stay, as if visiting friends. Come and go as you please and make yourself comfortable in your room and in the common areas.

Interaction with guests

We are a Merida native and a California girl, both trained chefs, who live full time in Merida with our two cute kids. We love hosting guests and showing off this city that we love so much. Erin serves a healthy and filling breakfast each morning, along with great coffee and fresh juice. We both really enjoy getting to know guests over a meal, hearing about their travels, and helping them plan their time in Merida. Manny is a wealth of insider info and tips on where to go and what to avoid. Erin brings her perspective as a very happy foreigner discovering what this amazing place has to offer. Sharing our home and what we like best about our city is what being a part of Airbnb means to us.

We may have left the professional chef life behind when we moved to Merida, but our love for authentic food culture (and good eating) is a huge part of our life here. We offer a unique urban food tour, as well as cooking classes, right from (or in) our home. Get more specifics about our offerings in "Other Things to Note."


"Definitely sign up for one of the day trips on offer - you'll get an interesting (and likely, yummy) day out of the city." --Caitlin

"Manny is incredibly helpful and knowledgable about Merida and the surrounding areas." --Melanie

"[Manny] knows many places you'll not find in a guidebook." --Lindsey

"They really take an interest in improving your trip with their attentions and tips." --Luis

"Erin and her family were simply amazing. One of the best hosts we've had." --Claudia

Other things to note

Extra Services:

Laundry: wash, line-dry, fold, $120 pesos
Airport Pick Up/Drop Off: anytime am or pm, $100 pesos
Additional Meals: lunch or dinner, $150
Bicycles: with lock, no charge

Merida Insider Food Tour

Explore and eat your way through Merida's mercados, hidden alleyways, holes in the wall and other spots tourists never see. Your guide is a Merida native with California culinary tastes (and training). Manny speaks fluent English and grew up in this vibrant city with its unique food culture and many underground culinary gems to find.

Cost: $800/person
Time: 3-4 hours
Includes: more tidbits than will probably fit in your belly, transportation

Yucatecan Cooking Class

Take a trip on a city bus to the sprawling Lucas de Galvez open air mercado in Merida's bustling Centro shopping district. Have a little tour while buying the fruits, veggies and meats needed for the day's lesson. Back at Casa Misterio, holistically trained chef Erin will guide you in preparing a traditional Yucatecan lunch, which you'll enjoy along with a few botanas and something refreshing to drink.

Cost: $850/per person
Time: 4 hours
Includes: lunch, instruction, transportation


Amenities
Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet
Kitchen

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Smoking is ok on the balcony only.

We love kids! Bring them along! Our house is very family friendly, but there is also plenty of space when you want privacy.

Keep the mosquitos away by making sure your screen door is always closed.

Please turn off all lights and fans when you leave the house.

Help us take care of our plumbing by depositing all toilet paper in the wastebasket.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The balcony room is on the second floor of our home. The en suite bath is also accessed by two steps.
Some spaces are shared - Your room is in our family home. Shared spaces with the family and other guests include: living and dining rooms, kitchen, tv room, pool and garden.

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Yosi User Profile
September 2017
We enjoyed our stay with Erin in Merida. Her breakfasts were delicious and her house was beautiful! Her children could be a little noisy and we didn't have much interaction with Manny. However, her house is well located and Erin is an excellent host!

Daragh User Profile
December 2015
We really enjoyed our time here. The house is lovely, as well as being very well located, and our room in particular was gorgeous. Erin is a very kind and welcoming host who cooked breakfast for us both mornings and gave us some really good tips about places to go. We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay in Merida!

Liv User Profile
January 2015
Very friendly, interesting hosts with a lovely house in Merida. We felt the reality was even better than the photographs, with lots of interesting art work and special touches. The breakfast was delicious! The bedroom is spacious, the bed very comfortable, and there is a private balcony for extra space. The location is very convenient for the ADO bus station.

Jodee User Profile
September 2017
We absolutely loved our stay in Erin and Manny's beautiful home. It is a lush little paradise. Our room and veranda overlooking the pool was so lovely with Erin's wonderful artwork gracing the walls. Breakfast was wholesome, the pool super clean and their 2 children..divine xx Look no further if you're visiting Merida ..Erin & Manny's place is perfect!!

Amanda User Profile
September 2017
Highly recommend Erin and Manny's place, which is located close to the restaurants and shops of Merida, whether you want to walk, take Uber or even a bus. Erin made us feel very welcomed and also cooked a delicious breakfast every morning. My boyfriend and I loved Merida, definitely a city everyone should visit at least once! Thank you to Erin and Manny for making it possible and a beautiful stay.

Marianela User Profile
July 2017
This is a beautiful and confortable room, a short walk from ADO bus terminal. Erin and her family make you feel right at home. They are also great cooks. Breakfast was delicious and a great time to get know everybody. I would highly recommend.

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
great place, great people. erin and manny were extremely kind, friendly, and accomodating. would recommend to all future guests!

Merida, MexicoJoined in August 2013
Erin User ProfileErin is a superhost.
I am a professional chef trained in holistic and vegetarian cooking, currently on hiatus, living with my husband and our son and daughter in Merida. We worked very hard restoring a colonial home in Merida{s Centro Historico and we now happily call it home. I keep myself busy maki…
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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