HISTORIC LUXURY HACIENDA WITH SUMPTUOUS DESIGN

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HISTORIC LUXURY HACIENDA WITH SUMPTUOUS DESIGN

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Villa, 5 Bedrooms + 1 Loft bedroom, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Tucked away on the lush grounds of Hacienda Sac Chich,Casa de Maquinas are 3 limestone buildings, a water tower and an 85 ft. chimney. Surrounded by palm filled gardens Casa de Maquinas consists of three 2000sq.ft. rectangular structures that date to 1850.

CASA VIEJA houses the LIVING ROOM, 2 KING BEDROOMS, A LOFT BEDROOM AND 2 BATHROOMS AND THE COLONIAL KITCHEN. Opposite the Casa Vieja is the CASA NUEVA, where a dramatic central hallway is the entrance to 3 BEDROOMS and 3 BATHROOMS all with soaring 26’ ceilings and 13’ high doors. The large master has a sunken living area, and outside within a walled garden is a settee and plunge pool. Between these two buildings is an open-air living room and dining room, the LOGGIA. From the loggia climb a staircase to a ROOFTOP LOUNGE AND A STAR GAZING PLATFORM. Through a sea shell mosaic tunnel from the inner courtyard you find the 40 foot POOL AND regulation size BOCCE BALL COURT.

Throughout the hacienda there is evidence of its previous utilitarian life. Iron wheels and massive beams are remnants of its past. Once the water tank for the hacienda, the pool is now a shimmering refuge from the heat of the Yucatan. A steel and bamboo pergola and a playita of shallow water with a hammock suspended above provide areas for rest and shade. We have six chaise lounges for your relaxation. The open-air living room and dining pavilion, the Loggia is surrounded by lily and fish filled reflecting water ponds and dramatic lighting. From the loggia climb an enclosed spiral staircase to the roof top lounge area and a star gazing platform. Here you can watch the moon, stars,sunset, an approaching storm or enjoy the night breeze. Framing the entire hacienda are dry stacked stone walls, tall hedges of Fica and walls creatively designed with metal cages filled with local limestone. The grounds are filled with exotic rare palms, bamboos, gingers, tropical plants and fruit trees.

The house restoration has been a project of the renowned Mexican architect Salvador Reyes Rios and his partner and wife Josefina Larrain. Most of the furniture throughout is designed by Salvador and fabricated locally. This hacienda has been published in numerous magazines and books. Most recently Hacienda Style by Karen Witynski and Joe Carr, and prior to the renovation of the pool and Casa Nueva, The New Hacienda by the same authors.

DAILY GARDENERS AND HOUSEKEEPERS ARE ON THE PREMISES MONDAY TO SATURDAY.

NEED MORE BEDROOMS AND SPACE FOR A LARGER PARTY? RENT OUR BEAUTIFUL CASA SISAL # 286207 IN ADDITION TO THE HACIENDA.

The hacienda is close to many of the Mayan Ruins. Uxmal is 1 hour away, Mayapan is 20 minutes, Chichen Itza is 1 hour. The road to Mayapan is 5 minutes away and this road is referred to as the Ruta de Convento. Spend a day winding in and out of the villages where these grand Spanish colonial convents are. The Gulf Coast is 45 minutes away where you can swim in the Gulf water and enjoy fresh seafood. Go diving or snorkeling in many cenotes that are close by: Cuzama is 25 min away. Merida is 35 minutes away.

In addition to the loggia restoration and the new rooftop and Bocce Ball court we have a new hacienda entrance, driveway, bodega and a NEW 2100 SQ.FT. 2 BR, 2 BATH GUEST HOUSE. This house is called CASA SISAL and is VRBO # 286207. Although this home was designed in the modern aesthetic, the construction techniques and materials are the same as the hacienda. Surrounded by water lily filled reflecting ponds it was built in the henequen drying fields, adjacent to the hacienda. It is on 3 acres and is surrounded by a 10 foot historic hacienda wall. There is a modern kitchen, a dining area for 8-10 and a sunken living room with fireplace and a flat screen monitor for DVD viewing, and the house is wired for sound and i pod ready. There is a King in one bedroom and 2 Queens in the other. In the master bathroom the shower can open to an enclosed garden. There is a 30 ft edgeless pool with a playita of shallow water. The home is fully screened and air conditioned. This house also has access to the bocce ball court. It is a comfortable private enclave. A winding driveway from the main entrance leads to a private parking area. The house can be rented with the hacienda or separately.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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Speaks english

We live in California and travel to our hacienda any opportunity we get.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2003

Being frequent visitors to the Pacific beaches and colonial central Mexico since the 70's we read about the restored haciendas of the Yucatan. In 2001 we went on the first of many 'hacienda hopping' trips to the Yucatan. The grandeur, architectural scale, historical and economic relevance and process of restoration of these haciendas intrigued us and soon we were researching haciendas for sale on the internet. It wasn't until we rented a Hacienda for my 50th Birthday in 2003 that we experienced a sense of ownership while entertaining friends and family there. On that trip we toured hacienda Sac Chich, shortly thereafter made an offer and 5 months later it was ours. Sac Chich was the first and only hacienda we looked at for sale.

We always knew we would someday have a home in Mexico, but always envisioned the Pacific coast or colonial interior. The Yucatan became the pure isolated uncomplicated Mexico that we remembered from travels 30 years ago.

Being at Sac Chich is our opportunity to stop. We are surrounded by such tropical lushness and architectural grandness that sometimes you find yourself just sitting taking it all in. The simple sounds of the village children playing or a dog barking mingles with the bamboo swaying and clacking in the wind or the amazing birds that sing all day. We relax and enjoy the people we are with, swim, read a book,nap in a hammock, bird watch, play pool games, volleyball,frisbee,card games, charades,enjoy music, dine by candlelight. I had to laugh at the review we received from Heather from Colorado. Spontaneous dance parties are something we also enjoy!

We are always hopping in the car to explore and discover. We go to Mayan ruins, cenotes to snorkel and swim, nearby haciendas to just see or relax and have lunch or dinner on their patios, go to the beach and eat seafood in Progresso or Celestun, visit Merida for tacos at our favorite taco stands, visit the early weekend market downtown Merida or enjoy one of the many cultural events that take place all week long there. Sometimes we just get in the car and drive and head down a road towards a village we have never been and stop in a tortilleria to get a stack of fresh tortillas. We always find smiling and curious Mayan people, giggling children and if we're lucky there is a tienda next door with very cold Mexican Coke in a glass bottle for us to enjoy! It is the simple pleasures of being at the hacienda that gives us the greatest joy!

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Historic Luxury Hacienda with Sumptuous Design
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Merida Yucatan
5

Outstanding.....

  • 5 of 5
First off this is the first time I have bothered to review a holiday accomodation and secondly I am not entirely sure I want to share this gem with anyone else. But in the spirit in which we were received by the most gracious hosts of Casa Sisal I feel duty bound to take the time to give credit where it is due. The property itself is of course stunning. Look at the pictures. It does not disappoint in the flesh and nor is it photographed omitting noisy neighbours or ugly views. Secluded, subtle and an oasis of peaceful calm. Most previous reviews mention the fireflies on the lawn of an evening. I now understand why. Impossible to put into words or indeed film or photograph. What most don't mention is the incredible calm of early morning there. Very special. Good architectural fore thought meant my family of five 'lived' easily in this space. The space works very well. Location wise very convenient for Merida and the week barely gave us time to scratch the surface of all the sites within day trip distance. The Hacienda itself is of course stunning and a great contrast to the clean lines of Casa Sisal. Utterly genuine honest hosts who are as enthused by the houses as we were. A rare find and a true 'keeper'.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Merida Yucatan
Boulder, CO
5

First-rate, stunning, & extraordinary!

First-rate, stunning, & extraordinary!
  • 5 of 5
Words can not describe the luxury and relaxation that is awaiting you at Hacienda Sac Chich. I went on a girls trip to Merida and this home exceeded our expectations. The property and accommodations were exceptional. The home is beautiful and well maintained with secret treasures all over the property. After spending the day sipping margaritas by the pool we would move to the roof where we could watch the sunset or out onto the lush property to watch the fireflies flicker with breath-taking beauty. When we had our fill of relaxation we would go into town to get freshly made tortillas and authentic Mayan cuisine or we would take a day trip to see the Mayan ruins and swim in the underground water caves (cenotes)! The owners were beyond wonderful-super helpful and kind. I highly recommend this property-you will have an unforgettable experience!
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Merida Yucatan
Denver, CO
5

Amazing Oasis in the Yucatan!

  • 5 of 5
Hacienda Sac Chich is one of the best places I have ever stayed! Located 40 minutes from the Merida airport it is easily accessible. Sac Chich offers a luxury experience in the heart of the Yucatan with easy access to the surrounding sites, such as the city of Merida, off the beaten path cenotes-where you will be the only one exploring the water caves, Mayan ruins, outdoor markets, and exploring the local scene. You can ride a bike to pick up freshly made corn tortillas and frozen fruit bars. The property houses spacious bedrooms with queen/king beds and individual bedrooms. There are small ponds full of lily pads and frogs, palm trees, and nothing but green surrounding you. You will have a pool all to yourself that is perfect for sipping freshly made margaritas and reading a book. There is a roof top to watch the sunsets, bocce ball, a field full of fireflies at night and a great sound system, in case you want to have a dance party. Everything is clean and well taken care of. The owners are more than happy to supply you with where to shop/dine, the best keep secrets of the area, maps with directions to everything and any other help you need. Staying here we had privacy, quiet, comfort, easy access to exploring and a place that felt like we had a home during our vacation. There is nothing negative I can say about my stay here. I would highly recommend Hacienda Sac Chich to anyone who is looking for a cultural Mexico experience.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merida Yucatan
Colorado
5

Stunning paradise

  • 5 of 5
Hacienda Sac Chich is the most awe inspiring place I have been to - exotic singing birds; lush plants; phenomenal food; refreshing pool and lounging areas; great sound system that can be linked to different areas of the house; star-gazing platform on the roof to watch the sunset and the stars; privacy. It is located perfectly for day trips to cenotes, ruins, the beach and the city, but feels like a complete escape from it all behind the limestone walls and under the royal palms. Spending time here was the trip of a lifetime. A real thinking place.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merida Yucatan
Livingston, MT. USA
5

Montana Madre

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at Hacienda Sac Chich several times and look forward to the feeling of calm the minute I get there. The owners have mixed Mayan history with easy luxury. (I mean - fabulous all-cotton sheets, fluffy pillows and plush Turkish towels! Among many other things - all of the wonderful fabrics, candles, furnishings!). I adore the ambience of sheer grand-ness. We wake up to rustling palms and trills of the cellphone/slide-whistle birds (my own term, but you'll find that's what they sound like...). At dusk, fireflies sparkle over the great lawn of Casa Sisal. You want to chase them in the grass.
Sac Chich is absolutely majestic. I look in awe at the 20-ft high ceilings, ochre colored walls, massive old stone work and huge mahogany doors It was the Casa de Maquina, after all, and has machinery in its beginnings. The property is lush with every kind of tropical greenery - palms of every kind, ginger plants, hibiscus, and bougainvilleas.The staff is always attentive and caring, just ask. You can totally linger at the hacienda and enjoy it in itself or venture away to explore. It's an easy half-day trip to the cenotes, henequen plantations, and famous Mayan ruins. We like the lesser known ones that are closer and more fun!
Visit nearby colorful villages such as Acanceh or Tixcocob - the hammock town- or spend several days exploring Merida, capital city of Yucatan. Relax poolside or read email in the huge open-air loggia.
At night, everyone in the world becomes a kid again star gazing from the roof top. The grand circular stairway to the roof is also an architectural marvel.
For me, my favorite thing is to cocoon in the courtyard with books and wine, enjoying the ever changing Yucatan sky overhead. You won 't regret or forget your stay here!
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merida Yucatan
Australia
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
My (recently new) fiancé and I stayed for a week at Casa Sisal after stumbling upon it online while planning our Mexican holiday from Australia. We were both immensely blown away with our experience at Casa Sisal. I would highly recommend (and have been) staying here.

Cyndy, the owner is very kind and aims to please. I coordinated with her to plan the surprise proposal for our engagement during our stay at Casa Sisal. it couldn't have been planned any better and Cyndy was very helpful in arranging everything we needed prior to arrival. She arranged a beautiful table with flowers and candles and recommended a great private chef. An unforgettable night.

Right from the front gate, the perfectly manicured grounds, the house, the location and the facilities are AMAZING. The house has everything you need to stay comfortable as if you had never left home. Although it's location is not right in town, travelling by car is easy and a fun adventure. It also makes it easy to see other towns and sights in the area. Maps and guides of the area made by Cyndy are also very helpful.

Honestly, we have never been to such an amazing getaway in all our travels and will definitely be a returning, even all the way from Australia.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Merida International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 180
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Progresso
Nearest Point of Interest
HACIENDA SAC CHICH, CASA DE MAQUINAS
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Acanceh
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Mayapan
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Hacienda Tepich
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Homun Cenote
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Cuzama Cenote
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Hacienda Temozon
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The Convent Route
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Uayma Convent
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Mani
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Hacienda Teya
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Kanasin
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Grutas Loltun
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Cenote
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Hacienda Ochil
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Dzibilchaltun
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Hacienda San Jose
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Uxmal
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Celestun
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The Puuc Route
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Puuc Region
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Chichen Itza
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Izamal
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Vallodolid
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Cenotillo
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The Gulf Coast

REGULATION SIZE BOCCE BALL COURT

This property is centrally located to many historic haciendas, cenotes and Mayan ruins. The hacienda is located in a small village of 100 people.

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Availability & Rates

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Merida Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
High Season
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Notes The Hacienda is available two ways. You can rent just the Casa Vieja with the grounds,the loggia and pool, or the hacienda in its entirety. This is the economical for smaller parties who do not require the 3 extra bedrooms that are in the Casa Nueva building. The property is rented in full except the Casa Nueva building is locked. Please inquire about that rate.
A reservation deposit of 50% is due upon confirmation of the reservation. The balance of the rental fee and the damage deposit is due in full 90 days prior to the arrival date.
Payment can be made via check, wire transfer or Paypal.
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Amenities

Amenities

Merida Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is a loft bedroom above a king bedroom in Casa Vieja
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • caves
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • golf
  • basketball court
  • spelunking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
Notes:
1- 1,000 sq.ft. master suite w/King and private bath and patio w/plunge pool, 2 King and 1 Queen bedrooms all w/private baths, 1 King bedroom and loft bedroom with 1 Queen and 1 twin beds and shared bath in restored water tower. 2000 sq. ft covered loggia , 85 foot chimney, trampoline , 4 bikes on property for guest use. Lit Bocce Ball court, Volleyball, badminton, Frisbee and ping-pong.
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