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.
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.
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