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Historic Luxury Hacienda with Sumptuous Design


Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Historic Luxury Hacienda with Sumptuous Design

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Merida Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.



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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About The Owner

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

The Owner purchased this villa in 2003

Why The Owner chose Merida

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.

What makes this villa unique

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!

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Bedrooms 6
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Historic Luxury Hacienda with Sumptuous Design
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Cedar Rapids, IA

Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for 3 nights at Sac Chich in March, and had a wonderful time. My wife and 4 kids (13,11,9,6) spent a lot of time at the pool, and the owners' dog Eva came over and played one afternoon (which was a huge hit with the kids). The grounds were beautiful, the building was unlike anywhere we stayed before, and it was almost more beautiful at night than during the day. The owners were staying at Casa Sisal next door, and we walked up one morning to check that out as well (very modern, very sleek, a great vacation rental as well). We'd stayed in Merida for a few days before this, so to have all of this open space was a real treat for the kids. We had the staff make breakfasts and dinners for us, and the food was REALLY good, and the "girls" (as Cyndy called them) were very friendly and helpful (it was fun testing our Spanish with them). All in all, we had a great stay, and were very sad leaving our hacienda.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Magical event in a magical place

  • 5 of 5

Family and friends stayed at Hacienda Sac Chich and Casa Sisal for our son's wedding which was fantastic in the most beautiful and magical setting. I can't think of a better place to bring family and friends together in celebration. The renovations and every detail about the place has been well thought out tastefully done, capturing the historic flavor while at the same time not missing any modern convenience we might have needed. We were fortunate to have time after the wedding to just lounge around the Hacienda and to visit Merida and the ruins and cenotes in the area. We hope to return for another visit some day. Thanks Cyndy for all the guidance and support you gave my son and bride-to-be in the wedding planning.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I loved every minute of our stay at Casa Sisal. The beauty and quite was just what we were looking for. Our Hosts were thoughtful and gracious, we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you both so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cancun, Q. Roo


  • 5 of 5



  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A dream...

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Merida International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 180
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
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Homun Cenote
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Uayma Convent
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Hacienda Temozon
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Grutas Loltun
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Hacienda Ochil
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The Convent Route
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Hacienda San Jose
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Hacienda Tepich
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Puuc Region
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Chichen Itza
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The Gulf Coast
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Hacienda Teya


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


Rates & Availability

From $650 Per night

Merida Villa Rental Rates

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Low season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
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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Merida Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 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)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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