CASA LA ERMITA, CHARMING RESTORED COLONIAL IN HISTORIC CENTRO

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CASA LA ERMITA, CHARMING RESTORED COLONIAL IN HISTORIC CENTRO

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House, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This is a beautifully restored colonial house in the tranquil historic neighborhood of La Ermita, standing on one of the oldest cobblestone streets in the great city of Merida. The house is centrally located nine blocks from Merida's colorful main square, nine blocks from the splendid main market, and only steps away from lovely La Ermita Park and the neighborhood's botanic garden.

The house is ideal for a couple, a cozy home with original Yucatecan doors and windows, skylights, and dazzling pasta tile floors. A generous covered outdoor dining area opens out to a patio, pool, and garden. A charming staircase leads you up to a sunny roof terrace. The large, renovated kitchen is bright, fully equipped, and cook friendly, with a dishwasher and ample storage. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, and the modern bathroom includes a shower large enough for two. The original 18' high ceilings help keep all the rooms cool and airy.

Due to the staircase and the depth of the pool, the house may not be suitable for small children.

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from our management company, who will help you to settle in and answer any questions you may have about the house and about the city. Airport transportation can also be provided. If you choose to rent a car, parking is readily available on the street at all times, directly in front of the house.

We invite you to make yourself at home here, and hope you will enjoy the house while you are exploring this vibrant, unique, lovely city and all the wonderful surrounding areas.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
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We live in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., and work in film and television. We love Mexico, and have been especially drawn to Merida, the wonderful capital city of the Yucatan, and to Yucatecan culture in general.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

We were attracted to Merida from having visited in the past, and were encouraged by friends who live there to look into purchasing property. It is a vibrant, growing city where tradition and modern life mix gracefully. Its location in the heart of the Yucatan makes it an ideal departure point for exploring the rest of the country. It's an easy place to spend a lot of time in -- a perfect home away from home.

We enjoy the sunny, tropical climate, the warmth of the people, the slower pace of life, the wonderful food, and the immediate connection to Yucatecan culture.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Casa La Ermita, Charming Restored Colonial in Historic Centro
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Casa La Ermita, Charming Restored Colonial in Historic Centro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267480vb
(718) 965-4538 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
University Park, Md
5

BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED HOME IN THE HEART OF MERIDA

  • 5 of 5
We loved this house (especially the hammocks) and would definitely stay here again. Unless the owners make changes, there are no English speaking tv channels, nor DVD'S in ENGLISH. Also, there is no system for playing those wonderful Latin cd's you might want to play. Be forwarned: you will be charged for electricity usage.

The house was in a safe neighborhood, close to several plazas, although a bit farther from the main plaza, and we never did take advantage of the horse drawn carriages that came by the house regularly. The clopping of the horses' hooves was a constant reminder that we were in a special location.

A great option for staying in Merida!!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa La Ermita, Charming Restored Colonial in Historic Centro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267480vb
(718) 965-4538 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
Dallas, Texas
5

A PLACE OF TRANQUILITY!

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed for 8 nights in the beautiful Casa La Ermita. It is a spacious old colonial home, located on a lovely brick street, which has been completely renovated with a modern touch. Although we didn't do a lot of cooking while we were there, the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we would've needed.......and more. In the backyard was where we spent a lot of time, on the beautiful patio or swimming in the pool. The house has very good cross-ventilation and fantastic ceiling fans. Even though it was pretty hot on several days during the week, we only had to turn on the A/C for about an hour on a couple of nights. We were in Merida long enough this trip to meet some of the very charming neighbors in La Ermita and to be able to experience some of the local restaurants. We loved the salbutes and panuchos at Poderosa, located in the nearby San Sebastian neighborhood. There is even a little "antique" store two doors down where they make lattes, cappuccinos and frappes. We met some neighbors for drinks at a recently renovated restaurant on 60th, Templo Maya. As long as we were drinking, they continued to serve us many delicious botanas. After two beers, we were too full to order any dinner. Casa La Ermita was very clean, the property manager was extremely efficient. Many thanks to the owners, Derrick and Teresa, for providing such a beautiful space. We will be back! D & E
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa La Ermita, Charming Restored Colonial in Historic Centro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267480vb
(718) 965-4538 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
Victoria, BC
5

A GEM IN MERIDA

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we walked in the doors of Casa L'Ermita we knew our expectations, which by the way were high, were going to be exceeded. We could not have been happier with our choice of place to spend 10 days in Merida. It is a gracious colonial home that is absolutely perfect for a couple and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The pictures on this site are but a tease for the overall ambience and charm of the home. Everything from the very comfy bed and nice linens to the bathroom and abundance of towels to the lovely kitchen were perfect. The outdoor patio area has to be my favourite aspect of the house and is where we spent most of our time enjoying the outdoor lifestyle and I wish I was back there swinging in a hammock now. Yes, the place comes with 2 hammocks which added to the enjoyment of Merida's famous outdoor living lifestyle. The place was immaculate and the owners provided an excellent overview of the house before we arrived and property manager they work with was fabulous. Thank you Derrick and Teresa for sharing your very special house with us and for your patience in answering all of our questions. Of all the VRBO rentals we've had, in Mexico and Europe, this was experience was a highlight and will be very hard to beat.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Casa La Ermita, Charming Restored Colonial in Historic Centro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267480vb
(718) 965-4538 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
Guelph, Ontario
5

WONDERFUL HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We only had a week here, and wish it could have been longer. What a beautiful place, and is larger than the pictures suggest. Great location, close to the main plaza, and most things in el centro that you might want to walk to. We had a car, and parking on the street was never a problem, although Sunday mornings you have to move it around the corner since the street is part of the bikes-only thing, which is a wonderful idea!
The owner Derrick was extremely helpful, as was Andrea, his local representative. Everything was so clean, and the kitchen and bath are very modern and well appointed. We really enjoyed the pool, and used it daily.
We would return in a heartbeat!
Mary and Rick
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa La Ermita, Charming Restored Colonial in Historic Centro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267480vb
(718) 965-4538 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
Seattle, Washington
5

A SLICE OF HEAVEN IN MERIDA!

  • 5 of 5
Our only regret was the small detail that the house was only ours for a short time. :-) Wow! We went in with high expectations and were blown away! What a fabulous house! The owners info packet before arrival was very helpful and we were met onsite by the owners local agent. We had everything we needed for a fabulous stay. Even well into the nineties, we didn't need the a/c - the cross flow of air through the house is so well designed. The pool is a joy. The neighborhood is pleasant and convenient. The local agent is wonderful to work with. She helped us rent a car and later got us a cab to the airport at 5AM. We hated to leave!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Casa La Ermita, Charming Restored Colonial in Historic Centro
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p267480vb
(718) 965-4538 (New York, USA)
Merida Yucatan
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
5

A BEAUTIFUL AND ROMANTIC SETTING

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I recently returned from Merida after a week long stay in this beautiful and well appointed colonial style home. I always enjoy going the VRBO route because I find staying in "local" private homes gives the real flavor of what a destination is all about. This was no exception. The owners are very responsive to all inquiries and the fully English fluent management company was superb. This home is beautifully renovated with all the modern conveniences needed. No cable TV but there is enough to see and do it would be a shame to spend your vacation watching television. There is a DVD player so take along some movies if you have the need. The home does have excellent high-speed wireless internet to keep in touch back home.

Merida is hot in the summer but the A/C and ceiling fans were fantastic and the plunge pool is very refreshing after a day exploring the city and surrounding Mayan ruins. We particularly loved the rooftop terrace at night to catch a breeze and enjoy a drink under the stars. When you aren't enjoying the garden and pool there is plenty to explore within walking distance. The neighborhood is full of local shops to buy all the basic necessities and the nightlife is only a fifteen minute stroll or $2 cab ride away in the main plaza. There is ample street parking in front of the house but you really don't need a car in Merida. Cabs are plentiful all hours, very inexpensive and the CAME bus station is within walking distance to catch the efficient and super clean ADO bus service to all points outside Merida.

If you have any hesitancy about safety in Merida or the Yucatan in general, leave your fears at home. Eveyone in this neighborhood and Merida for that matter should work for the Mexican tourist board. Strangers here smile and say good morning on the street and will go out of their way to help you find what you are looking for even if they know little English. We walked all over the city at all hours and were never approached with any difficulties. Additionally, there is free WiFi in the numerous city parks if you need to look up an address on your smart phone.

To sum up our lovely stay in this home, Merida, the Yucatan and it's gracious people, a man on the street said something memorable to us one afternoon. "I hope you go back home and tell your friends about my city. Cancun and the other tourist places are nice but, Merida is the real Mexico." It truly is...and we will be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Merida House Rental Rates

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  • From $117/nt - $770/wk - $1380/2 wks
  • U S Dollars
  • $117/night (3 night minimum)
  • $770/week
  • $1380/2 weeks
  • * Security deposit required.
  • * Electricity usage charged ( determined by meter readings ).
  • * Long term rates available ( 6 months or more ). Please inquire.

Amenities

Merida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling

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