Not only did we say we were going to go back to Merida but we actually did! This was our second stay at Villa Sarteneja this year. Because we had such a great time in April, we decided to stay there again for another 2 weeks. For us, it was a no-brainer. Debra & John have always been helpful via email. We already knew the house, which is well located, with everything close by. You are just around the corner from the park/square of St Juan with its shops and markets and about 10 min walk from the Gran Plaza. The pool was definitely a plus with us as you need to cool down a few times a day, and this is a pool long enough to swim in. The pool man is a nice guy and we practiced some of our (little) Spanish with him. Agustin, as always, was on hand when we needed him. We ate all our breakfasts on the terrace and drank freshly made smoothies on the sunloungers. My husband and I highly recommend Villa Sarteneja for your stay in the beautiful city of Merida.