BEAUTIFUL, COMFORTABLE BED & BREAKFAST WITH DELICIOUS FOOD

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BEAUTIFUL, COMFORTABLE BED & BREAKFAST WITH DELICIOUS FOOD

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House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

El Ave Blanca Bed and Breakfast is a newly renovated house in Merida Centro, close to the major tourist sights, located in an authentic Yucatecan residential neighborhood. Make El Ave Blanca your home away from home while exploring the wonders of the Yucatan!

Our low rates include:

--Delicious full breakfast with eggs, bread, tropical fruit and juice, cereal and yogurt, coffee/tea/decaf

--Air conditioned room with ceiling fan

--Wireless internet throughout

--Free onsite gated parking

--Use of the kitchen, living and dining areas at your leisure

--A free drink of your choice: beer, tequila, mescal, ixtabentun

--Personal attention from the resident American owner

Relax and enjoy our spacious and sunny bedrooms, gardens and terraces, library with Mexican art and archeology books, decorated in typical Mexican colors and handicrafts.

We can help you arrange tours to nearby Mayan ruins, beaches such as Progreso and Celestun (see pink flamingos in their natural habitat), underground swimming holes called cenotes, ancient Spanish convents, craft markets, and more.

Keywords: house, B&B, Bed and Breakfast, small hotel

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
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About The Owner

I've always been enchanted every time I've visited Mexico and in 2009 I made the leap to move to Merida in the Yucatan. This city is a unique place full of beautiful old colonial architecture, an interesting art scene, lots of free concerts and dance performances, and is close to many of the ancient Mayan ruins. The beautiful beaches are also close by. And the people of Merida are friendly--as they say, "muy tranquilo"! I'd be happy to share my lovely home with you during your stay in Merida and help you make the most fun out of your time here.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Merida

I chose Merida because it's a very safe part of Mexico! It's also tropical and beautiful and has lots of interesting things to explore. As a city, if offers museums and shopping and events but it's close to the beaches and the countryside and the Mayan sites. It has something for everyone!

What makes this house unique

Staying at El Ave Blanca B&B, you'll feel like you're visiting a friend in Merida, with access to the kitchen for fixing lunches or dinners, with personal attention from a native English speaker, with good proximity to all the tourist sights. All of this for extremely low rates including a delicious breakfast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

These guests were a pleasure to have at the B&B
Nov 2012
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beautiful, Comfortable Bed & Breakfast with Delicious Food
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Beautiful, Comfortable Bed & Breakfast with Delicious Food
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311668vb
+52 999 285 5808 (Mexico)
Merida Yucatan
University Park, Md
4

A good deal for the budget traveler.

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed meeting Kathleen, who has set up her house in this authentic neighborhood with the budget traveler in mind. She was very helpful in assisting us in every way in order to make our visit to Merida enjoyable and memorable. If you are the adventurous type and don't mind escaping from certain luxuries, such as tv or cd player, or even a clock in your room, then this is the place for you. Our room was large with a cozy en suite bathroom and the outside seating areas were welcome retreats after a day of sightseeing. This house allows you to meet other travelers from around the world, such as we did, two students from Germany who were here for several months studying Comparative Literature. We always felt safe in this neighborhood, even after dark walking back from the main plaza.
  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
business
Beautiful, Comfortable Bed & Breakfast with Delicious Food
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311668vb
+52 999 285 5808 (Mexico)
Merida Yucatan
nj
5

Wonderful accomodations in an amazing city!

  • 5 of 5
Kathleen's home was a wonderful home base for our stay in Merida. This was our first visit in celebration of our 10 year marriage, and our first real trip without our young children. Kathleen was a wonderful host who helped us navigate our time in Merida by helping us with directions and suggestions. The rooms are spacious and the house is lovingly filled with Kathleens beautiful artwork. Breakfast was always prompt, filling, and tasty. The immediate neighborhood is devoid of tourist attractions and is extreemly quiet compared to downtown but a short walk can take you into busier parts of town. Coming home to a quiet oasis was great and it was fun to explore its streets and local shops. The bakery on the corner has good Mexican pastries that we enjoyed regularly, the tamale guy a few blocks down is an option for something quick to eat later on in the evening. There are lots of great little places tucked into home fronts in the neighborhood making it easy to get what you need. The La Reforma restaurant a few blocks away was wonderful, we loved everything we had there. Downtown is about a 15 minute walk if you walk at a faster pace, the city is very pedestrian friendly. We were often out late in the evening and navigated the city and surrounding neighborhoods without issue.

El Ave Blanca is a wonderful place to stay, we hope to stay with Kathleen again in the near future!
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Meredith,

Thanks so much for your wonderful review of my B&B! I'm glad that you and Elias enjoyed your stay a lot and found the breakfast and everything to your liking. It was a real pleasure to get to know you a little and I was happy to be a part of your 10-year celebration of your happy marriage! Would love to have you back another time. Be well, Kathleen
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Beautiful, Comfortable Bed & Breakfast with Delicious Food
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311668vb
+52 999 285 5808 (Mexico)
Merida Yucatan
Northwest Florida, USA
5

Tranquil Micro-Hacienda in Merida

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a tranquil and cozy sanctuary in the capital of Yucatan.

El Ave Blanca was exactly as advertised and a bit more. The rooms were spacious with comfy queen sized beds, full baths and air-conditioning. We wanted to stay at a place where we could relax and feel at home. At the agreed upon time, breakfast was served promptly; however, we were not always so prompt, but the aroma of the freshly ground coffee from Chiapas lured us in for a tasty meal.
Kathleen was always patient and kind listening to our stories and jokes. She was very gracious, listened and laughed at the proper times. She allowed us to unwind from the stresses of life back home and relax in her B&B. Kathleen treated us like old friends and made our stay memorable and enjoyable.
As one can see from the date of our visit we arrived during the rainy season of early June. We did not know what to expect from the weather. Kathleen advised us to pack our light sports jackets, hats and light weight ponchos just in case. She helped us arrange and plan our touristic forays into the various Mayan sites, making our visit comfortable and easygoing, as I had dreaded trying to make all of the arrangements myself with my schoolboy Spanish.
All in all we would warmly recommend this peaceful micro-hacienda in the middle of Merida to all who wish to have a relaxed and carefree time in a great location.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful, Comfortable Bed & Breakfast with Delicious Food
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311668vb
+52 999 285 5808 (Mexico)
Merida Yucatan
Santa Cruz, CA
5

The real Merida!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I enjoyed an 8 day stay at Kathleen's B&B. It is a wonderful place to explore a local neighborhood, while shopping at the family owned stores and restaurants that are located in the area. The shop owners were very friendly even though we spoke very little Spanish and they made us feel very welcome there. Kathleen's home is about a 10 block walk from Paseo De Montejo and we did find it a bit long for a walk during the heat of the day, but pleasant and safe in the evenings when cooler. There is a bus line that runs to Centro only a block and a half away so a car is not necessary. Kathleen is wonderful about giving the information needed to find and catch the busses, local places to eat and other cultural explorations.

We found her home accurately described in the photos and description and very much enjoyed our time at her place. She made us feel very comfortable about sharing her kitchen and it was wonderful to have a place to cook our own meals and relax in the evening. She provided a great breakfast every
morning and was very accommodating when I wasn't feeling well. We also found her home a delightful place to meet fellow travelers and share adventures over a beer or glass of wine in the evenings.

We both enjoyed getting to know Kathleen and staying in her home; she made us feel very welcome there. We would recommend El Ave Blanca B&B to anyone wanting to experience the feel of a local neighborhood while still having access to tourist destinations and to those who enjoy meeting other travelers. It was a great week. Thanks Kathleen!
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful, Comfortable Bed & Breakfast with Delicious Food
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311668vb
+52 999 285 5808 (Mexico)
Merida Yucatan
Seattle, WA US
5

Just right!

  • 5 of 5
Lovely place to stay! It's hard to say which is more important here -- the lovely well-kept home with comfortable accommodations or the folks you meet and talk with while staying! Kathleen is very helpful in answering any questions you might have, and delightful conversations with other well-traveled guests -- over breakfast, on the front porch during the hotter parts of the day, and late into the evenings -- offered insights into Merida, the Yucatan, and other places.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Beautiful, Comfortable Bed & Breakfast with Delicious Food
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311668vb
+52 999 285 5808 (Mexico)
Merida Yucatan
Washington, DC
5

We spent a great month and a half in Merida!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Kathleen's bed and breakfast for six weeks, and never once regretted our choice in lodging. Kathleen was a fun and gracious host, and we never felt out of place or uncomfortable. She went out of her way to invite us to Beer and Botanas nights (drinks and snacks!) and took us to the Merida English Library to see what the expat life in the city was like. The room was large and comfortable, the bathroom was clean, the shower was hot, the wi-fi internet worked great and the kitchen was well-equipped. In other words, this is a great place to stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Easy access to ancient Mayan ruins, underground swimming in Cenotes, renovated haciendas

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Availability & Rates

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Merida House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$55
$385
$638
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes During the Hot Season--Apri 1 through Oct. 30--there will be an additional charge of $4 per day for the use of air conditioning as electricity is very costly in Mexico.

SPECIAL MONTHLY RATE OF $595 (without breakfast)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Merida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Shared Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes:
Beautiful front and back gardens, library of books. Additional bedrooms also available--contact us for details.
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