STUNNING RENTAL IN MERIDA'S HISTORIC CENTER

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STUNNING RENTAL IN MERIDA'S HISTORIC CENTER

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

For rent: A newly restored colonial house in Barrio Santa Ana, Merida's most desirable neighborhood. Convenient to the historic center and a short walk to the Paseo Montejo, clearly the place to be. Every effort has been made to restore the house to it's original beauty with thoroughly modern amenities. The house is comfortably furnished with art and European and Asian antiques. The swimming pool operates with a state of the art filtration system. Housekeeping service is provided, and the rental includes an airport pick-up. An English speaking driver is at your disposal ( for a nominal fee ) for excursions to the nearby archeological sites and places of historical interest. The white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico at Progresso are thirty minutes away. Merida, the capitol city of the Yucatan, is a thriving metropolis where the mix of Spanish Colonial and the Mayan culture is a constant source of wonder and delight.

To make your stay more enjoyable the house is managed by Promanagement, a valuable source of information for any travel related questions ( insider city tips, lodging for extra guests, medical referral questions, etc.) and can solve any household problem. Do not hesitate to contact the thoroughly dependable Promanagement team. Due to the size and depth of the pool the house is not suitable for small children. We suggest you bring your cellular phone but phone rental is available. We hope you enjoy your stay and welcome your suggestions to make your stay more enjoyable.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • alternative lifestyle
  • not suitable for children
Guestbook comments from the manager
I can unequivocally state that my week in Merida at the Casa Santa Ana was the finest vacation I have ever experienced. The house is a refurbished colonial structure on a street in the capital city of the Yucatan. Once inside its unpretentious doorway one walks into a cool, high-ceilinged apartment that feels airy and expansive and quiet. Its concrete surfaces are simultaneously cool and calming as well as warm and polished, with a feeling of its native country. Its walls are tastefully decorated with original art and its doors are tall and made with warm wood. There are two ample bedrooms, a foyer/dining room, a spacious kitchen and a sitting room that opens on a patio. They are all well-ventilated, furnished with antiques and very inviting. The kitchen is well-appointed with cooking and eating utensils that would serve the needs of anyone who enjoys these activities. The entire apartment is clean and breezy. Its patio features lounge chairs, a beautiful miniature orange tree with delicate leaves and blossoms, a wonderful swimming pool which has underwater lights for night and a waterfall that can be turned on at will—all surrounded by a high wall which completely isolates one from the outside world and affords the luxury of lounging and swimming naked at any hour—something that the balmy temperatures invite. There is a stairway to the roof to enjoy breezes and observation. The colors and textures of this lodging are exquisite. The premises were always clean and it was quite easy to obtain water and multitudes of local oranges. It afforded me an environment that was close to paradise and should be imitated everywhere.

Our experiences outside the house were delightful and enriching as well. There was a great ease in being able to walk through the city, enjoy freshly made juices and fresh local food in the local markets—one of which is within walking distance of the house, The life of the city is friendly, relaxed and safe. We enjoyed plazas with music and dance, cultural galleries and beautiful local churches as well as being able to walk to a more modern boulevard with museums, banks, and restaurants. Our forays outside the city were exciting.

I found the entire experience of arranging our trip and staying at this house very easy, warm and inviting. Should one desire an authentic experience in the Yucatan with honest, elegant amenities, staying at this house is likely the best way to accomplish this.



Cynthia

Cold Spring, NY 10516
Aug 2010
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Sleeps4
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Stunning Rental in Merida's Historic Center
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Stunning Rental in Merida's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189672vb
(607) 326-4402 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
Brooklyn, NY
5

CASA SANTA ANA

  • 5 of 5
This house was one of the best things about my trip to Merida.I came to have dental work done by one of the very competent dentists in the area (MUCH cheaper than in NY) as well as sightsee (I don't drive) and Casa Santa Ana was the perfect base, close to everything I wanted to do.For trips to the amazing ruins, I was able to join small guided tours, and the rest of the time I walked , took buses or taxis...
The house itself is a dream..The front door opens to a really high-ceilinged room with beautiful tiled floors and a Nakashima dining table, and manages to retain a sophisticated Mexican feel while featuring the owner's eclectic, slightly bohemian furniture and art.Everything is done with taste and carefully curated, one has the impression of being a guest in a lovely home, not a "renter".
I loved the coolness and quiet of the interior when coming in off the street, and of course, those dips in the pool under the blooming bouganvillea.I'll come back when I can.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Rental in Merida's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189672vb
(607) 326-4402 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
Quintana Roo, Mexico
5

GREAT PRIVATE POOL. ENJOYED OUR STAY.

  • 5 of 5
My husband & I have rented vacation homes from Andrea and her promanagement team for over 3 years, she did not disappoint with Casa Santa Ana. In fact, we are now repeat renters of Casa Santa Ana.
Peaceful environment. wonderful location.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly
business
Stunning Rental in Merida's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189672vb
(607) 326-4402 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
Merida/NY
5

GREAT STAY

  • 5 of 5
I had the pleasure of renting the house for two weeks while work was being done on my house. I loved the layout, location, pool, and helpful support staff. The set up of the den opening to the covered outside dining area looking over the pool was really great. Perfect indoor/outdoor living - I used this all the time. I also found myself constantly looking at all the great art work. An overall great stay and I would highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Stunning Rental in Merida's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189672vb
(607) 326-4402 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
New York
5

STUNNING AND COMFORTABLE

  • 5 of 5
The best part of our trip to lovely Merida-after all the Mayan ruins, charming church squares, great live music, food and tropical heat-was coming "home" to this house. It was very clean and comfortable and felt like a real home. We loved relaxing by the pool with a refreshing drink and enjoying the perfect night air in the garden. Would definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Rental in Merida's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189672vb
(607) 326-4402 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
New York City
5

A GREAT PLAY TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this house. The house is conveniently located in relation to all the places you'd want to go in Merida-- while also an oasis of peace and quiet in the middle of the center. I found the house well-maintained, clean and well-equipped and even a lot nicer than the photos. I would heartily recommend it.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Rental in Merida's Historic Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p189672vb
(607) 326-4402 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
Toronto, Canada
3

IT'S NOT ALL BAD

It's not all bad
  • 3 of 5
My wife and I spent two weeks in Merida from January 9 to 23. We really liked the city and the people we met and are considering buying a house there. Since we had the occasion to see several homes with our Agent, some of our impressions of Casa Santa Ana are ‘by comparison’. The house is quite nice and large and is owned by two artists from the U.S. It is full of their own art and some local crafts. The street, Calle 66, is quite busy and noisy but there are lots of those in Merida. The location is quite good with short walks to all the key attractions and amenities in Centro. There is a thoughtful book of tips for finding things in Merida and lots of beautiful coffee table books of the Yucatan and of Mayan art.

The owners have chosen to keep the house quite basic, almost cottage like and it therefore foregoes some of the comforts built into other renovated properties. The kitchen and bathroom are strictly concrete affairs. The bathroom is vented to the utility room through a screen window so if you are on the toilet, you do not want the pool boy to arrive. The utility room keeps, propane tanks, which leaked into the bathroom. The patio doors have large gaps which admit mosquitoes, which were a problem.

There is a TV and satellite service as advertised but the TV itself is somewhat smaller than my laptop screen and sits on a book shelf far from where anyone would sit. Now, we do not travel to exotic locations to watch television but on a rainy night it is nice to relax with a movie. Forget it.
The trees in the back yard drop oranges and flowers into the pool which then has to be skimmed every day.

The biggest problem was the poor management of the property.
The house was not ready for us. The pool was dirty but the cleaner was sent the next day. It was never again cleaned after that and by the end of the first week it turned bright green and slimy despite e-mail requests to send the cleaner.
The shower was so limed up it hardly worked. It was repaired after several days.
The maid did not come for the weekly cleaning. After requests, she finally showed up three days before we left but she was not even going to change the sheets until asked.
When it came time to leave, management did not have our deposit to give us. I had to come home and set up a Paypal account to get my money back. Even then it took ten days and two e-mails to get the deposit back. Not the end of the world, but certainly the icing on the cake.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Casa Santa Ana is a completely restored colonial style house in one of the most desirable areas of Merida. Real estate prices reflect this as any agent will confirm, and is quiet "by comparison". The house contains a collection of international art and antiques and is anything but basic. Hardwood furniture ( unavailable in Merida ) and antiques were shipped from our home in New York. This expense and hassle discourage most homeowners from this option. A unique lighting system illuminates the art by controlling the desired light. The, " concrete affairs " were intentional. Mexicans are master craftsmen in stone and concrete. The fully equipped kitchen contains state of the art appliances rarely found in a rental. The interior of bathroom cannot be seen from the pool, an absurd allegation. I refer you to the photo on our listing. Mosquitoes are a fact of life in the tropics and insect repellent an effective deterrent. If they poses a health threat we suggest you stay home. With cultural events ( often free), a well stocked library and high speed wireless we did not feel a TV a priority. If you require a large flat screen TV this is not a house for you. The pool has its own well and state of the art pool machinery. Water is replenished rather than recycled so cleaning is simple and efficient. The house is managed by a professional team that manages most of the better houses in Merida. Testimonials and listings can be provided upon request.. All guests are met at check-in to familiarize them with house operations and are lent a local cell phone with programed contacts to facilitate communication so problems can be immediately reported. If the house was dirty on arrival it would be evident then. It was reported that a house visit was made to assist this guest with the oven and bottled water. Any complaints could be made at that time. We have an excellent cleaning staff ( and a fully stocked linen closet, ) who unfortunately do not speak English. I was told that when these guests were met at checkout they became irate when their deposit could not be returned upon departure. No guests should expect this. Deposits confirm reservations and cover utility costs ( clearly stated in the rental agreement ). . Deposits are refunded after energy costs are known and a house inventory complete. This guest did not open a Paypal account to receive a refund. It is how he made the required deposit.. Rest assured all deposits are refunded or you would read it on this page.

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Merida House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $125/nt - $800/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $125/night .. $800/week plus utilities
  • Security Deposit is Required Depending on the Length of Stay. Paypal accepted
  • Monthly Rates Depending Upon the Season Are Available Upon Request

Amenities

Merida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
  • alternative lifestyle
  • not suitable for children
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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