About this listing
Restored colonial house, modern feel in Center Merida. one parking,
Two rooms with AC (one king size and other with two double beds), fully equipped open kitchen, small pool, hammock, living room, dining room, little garden and pond.
Our cute house is located in Merida Centro, close to Paseo Montejo, the main and most beautiful avenue that connects the traditional Merida with the new and more modern part of the city.
The house has double height ceilings and pasta floors, it has been completely renovated honoring the classic Merida style. Here you will find the best of both worlds: all the amenities you will need to make a great and relaxing vacation while you enjoy the ambiance and tranquility of a Mexican house.
The main bedroom has a king size bed, TV, closet and a spacious bathroom. From the main bedroom you can exit to the living room and the pool or to the small garden and the pond where you will be able to enjoy the warm weather.
The second room has two double beds, TV, air conditioner and closet. The full bathroom is located just outside the bedroom.
Too hot? Do not worry! Turn on the ceiling fan in your bedroom and or the air conditioner and enjoy. You can also take a relaxing nap on the very comfortable hammock just outside the bedrooms or refresh in the pool.
There are also ceiling fans in the living room, the dining room and the kitchen.
We tried to maintain a typical flair in the kitchen while adding modern appliances.
In the kitchen area you will find:
Pots and pans
China, mantelpieces and cutlery for 8
Glasses and wine glasses
Serving trays and more
Please feel free to use everything as if you were in you own house.
Here is some useful information to make your stay more comfortable.
WiFi access throughout the house.
Electric door control
If you rented a car there is a spare control for the electric door, please ask for it and remember to return it the last day of your stay. Thank you!
You will have a set of keys, please close the main door at night and do not forget to leave them when you go back home.
The house has special pool towels (blue and white or blue and yellow).
We would really appreciate if you use only this for the pool. If you take them out (to the beach for example) please be sure to bring them back.
Water from the faucet is not suitable for drinking in most parts of Mexico. Please buy bottled water (jugs and bottles with clear labels are OK) and stay safe.
Interaction with guests
Everyday (except Sundays) Librada, the housekeeper, will be at your house in the morning to make the beds, give the house a general cleaning and help you a little bit in the kitchen if you like. She makes great salsa with habanero chile!
In the house you will find a booklet with more information about the house, its surroundings, walking distance attractions and useful websites.
Since the Spanish conquest, Mérida has been the cultural capital of the entire peninsula.
How to "navigate" the Centro (Downtown)
Most streets in Mérida Centro are numbered, not named, and most run one-way. North–south streets have even numbers, which descend from west to east, east–west streets have odd numbers, which ascend from north to south. Street addresses are confusing because they don't progress in even increments by blocks, for example, the 600s may occupy two or more blocks. A particular location is therefore usually identified by indicating the street number and the nearest cross street, as in "Calle 64 and Calle 61," or "Calle 64 between Calles 61 and 63," which is written "Calle 64 x 61 y 63."
There is a traditional market eight blocks away. Visit it before noon.
In the "Mercado Lucas de Gálvez" you can find fresh fruits and vegetables, handcrafts, shoes, typical dresses. In the house we have some bags to do the shopping, feel free to use them.
The market is on Calle 65 and 69 between Calle 56 and 56A
Right across the house is a "Cervefrío" where you can buy the basics (water, milk, ice, some canned goods, snacks, beer).
On Paseo Montejo, not very far from the house, you can walk (30 minutes approximately) but under the sun and with grocery bags this is quite a challenge, we recommend taking the car if possible.
Where to eat?
La Chaya Maya
Our favorite! Situated four blocks away from the house (across the Plaza de Santa Lucía) is located in an old renovated house. The perfect place to try some local food! Opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Calle 55 between 60 and 62
Two blocks away on the Mejorada Park is one of the most traditional restaurants in Mérida. Cochinita is great and also if you feel adventurous order the dulce de papaya with cheese.
Calle 57 x 50 and 52
Also on the Santa Lucía Plaza is Ki'Xcocolatl a very special chocolate and coffee store, their approach marries premium quality chocolates in an attractive packaging and the legendary practices of the mayan culture.
If you go to the Ecomuseo del Cacao during your stay (close to Uxmal) you will see how this organic chocolate is made.
Calle 60 No. 471 Local 5 x Calle 55, Plaza Santa Lucía
What to visit Downtown?
Walking from the house to the main plaza o Jardín Central is a pleasurable trip by itself. We recommend you take your time to enjoy the different plazas and shops. The Calle 59 is one of our favorites but we try to take different routes every time.
Main Plaza (Plaza Grande / Jardín Central)
This is the heart of the historic Mérida Center
Calle 61 and 60
The Cathedral (La Catedral)
Renaissance-style architecture and towers exceeding 40 meters, is the oldest cathedral of Central America, has dome adorned with bows and still retains an old clock that served to give time to the meridians.
You can continue your visit on 60th Street where you will find restaurants, craft shops and traditional clothing, hotels and other buildings with great architectural value. On the 67 and 56th you will find the Popular Market, City Museum and other museums free to visit.
Want to have fun?
La Fundación Mezcalería
La Fundación is a kitch and cool "mezcalería" really close to the house.
Locals from all Merida and tourists enjoy drinking mezcal straight or in cocktails (made with tamarind, hibiscus, passion fruit, and other combinations). Don't forget to bring your ID no matter how mature you look.
Calle 56 No.465 between 55 and 53
How to get to your new house:
From the airport.
Take a cab. Merida taxis are simple but very safe. In the airport you will find an official Taxi stand. The fare to the Centro is around 200 pesos. It is customary to tip the driver if he helps you with the luggage.
If you are renting a car in the airport just put the address in your phone GPS. I recommend you rent the car beforehand, especially during high season. I have a very spacious garage in the house so don't worry, you will have plenty space to park.
To visit all the great places around Merida (wonderful sinkholes AKA cenotes, archeological sites, beaches, colonial towns, haciendas and more) I strongly suggest you rent a car. There are also some tours and if you feel more adventurous you can take the local buses.
Pelase DO NOT smoke in the bedrooms. There are ashtrays in the kitchen.
Don't forget to return the house keys and the electric door control at the end of your stay.
In case of rain you can lower the plastic blinds in the terrace.
Let's help the planet, please turn off the AC and the fans if you are not using them.
Please take to the beach and the pool only the color towels.
Have fun and enjoy!
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I was born and raised in Mexico City but my heart is in Merida and the beautiful state of Yucatan.
I have two daughters, two dogs, two cats and one husband. I love to travel, enjoy a good book, like to run and to laugh. The best time of the day for me is watching the sun rise from the pool with a cup of coffee.
Some years ago we were traveling through the state and we simply fell in love with Merida. We decided to live the "small town life" so we searched high and low for the perfect place to build our house.
We found this lovely house, almost in ruins... Nonetheless we decided it was our place. We worked hard in the renovations project, we wanted to respect the local materials and construction traditions while having a comfortable house.
Our home is the base from where we explore Yucatan. I specially love the cenotes and the warm nights spent with friends in the terrace.
I am very excited to share our house and our beautiful country with you and your family.