|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
Keywords: Historical Hacienda Estate
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!
WE RENTED THE HACIENDA FOR A WEEKEND AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, WE HAD A GREAT TIME, AND ENJOY A LOT, WE WILL SURE GO BACK ANYTIME SOON!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO CYNDY FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE ATTENTIONS.
It was a great experence for the entire family (members age from 4 to 73 years ) to stay in Hacienda Sac Chic and
Casa Sisal. We had the oportunity of visiting magnificent Mayan ruins and impresive cenotes, but always had the
oportunity of enjoying our home in the area so wonderfully taken care of and enjoyfuly and lovely enriched with beautiful and proper decoration. Anyone visiting the Hacienda Sac Chic and Casa Sisal will be privileged.
I have 15 years working in hospitality, and Hacienda Sacchich is the most authentic, charming, and beautiful place in the Yucatan. The unique design, the gardens, the use of local materials, the service, and the management make this place a perfect location to relax and visit the maya world.
I really love this place...
We never write reviews, but we wanted to for Hacienda Sac Chich. It was incredible - magical, beautiful, lush and perfectly managed and maintained - a true gem. It was the most beautiful place we have stayed. We celebrated our wedding here and Cyndy was so gracious and helpful, making the process of coordinating so much easier. Everyone commented on how the Hacienda was even more impressive in person - you have to see it to believe it! You can completely relax here and also, lose yourself on the property. It has everything - inviting, unique rooms, stunning architecture, relaxing pools, lush grounds/garden and a lovely staff. We cannot recommend it more, it was a wonderful experience.
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'.
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!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.