CONTEMPORARY ELEGANCE IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

Tim Ford

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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CONTEMPORARY ELEGANCE IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

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2 bedroom, living room with pullout couch, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4

Located in Merida, the original heart of the Mayan civilization, now the cultural and art center of the Yucatan Peninsula. It boasts excellent restaurants, art galleries, museums, theatre, a world class symphony and a rich 500 year history of Spanish, French, Portuguese and Lebanese influence. Close to the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and several Mayan ruins including Chichen Itza, a world heritage site. The house has 20 foot ceilings with a formal dining room, living room (doubles as a 2nd bedroom with a double-size pullout couch and ensuite), very large gourmet kitchen that opens out to a terrace and private pool. The second floor has the master bedroom with luxury ensuite and two terraces. All rooms feature natural ventilation and light as well as air conditioning in the master and living room. It was featured on the cover of the July 2010 issue of Ambientes Magazine.

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tim Ford (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Tim Ford

I'm a Canadian who's seen quite enough winters and I have always been fascinated by this part of the world. Retirement is on the horizon and I thought I should invest here before everyone else discovers this safe, beautiful city.

Tim Ford purchased this house in 2010

Why Tim Ford chose Merida

I fell in love with this house the moment I walked into it.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Contemporary elegance in historic downtown
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Contemporary elegance in historic downtown
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Merida Yucatan
5

Gem in Merida

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful, modern, safe, clean, and spacious home. This home came well equipped and was tastefully decorated and has VERY comfortable beds and huge showers!! We stayed 19 days at this home and found it be to a true "home away from home", it lends itself to a very relaxing and calming atmosphere. The patios and pool are surrounded by very tall walls providing ultimate privacy and plenty of sunshine all day! The weather in Merida was about 30-38`c (April) everyday and the house was very comfortable with the ceiling fans and air conditioning. The house is situated perfectly in the centro and close to many restaurants, shops, bakery, grocery stores, and cafes (all within a comfortable walking distance!!) Merida is a beautiful and charming colonial city, we did many day trips to Progreso, Celestun, and Mayapan Mayan Ruins and the Cenotes. I would highly recommend this home to my family and friends, it was easily accessible from Cancun thanks to the ADO bus system. A special thanks to Alan from the property management company who greeted us at the home, promptly assisted us with any questions throughout the trip, and for helping us arrange a private chef for authentic Mexican cuisine.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Contemporary elegance in historic downtown
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Merida Yucatan
Bisbee, Az
5

Blissful magic in Merida

  • 5 of 5
I just spent a week at this fabulous home and cannot say enough about it. I am a sixtyish woman traveling alone and enjoyed every peaceful loving and safe moment. The elegant modern home within ancient walls was everything it was purported to be and more. The location is absolutely perfect; Close to and within walking distance of everything I wanted and needed. Walking alone at night was a piece of cake. Heavenly and affordable masseuse, great hair dresser, English speaking library and gym right down the street. The opera, grand square, nightly entertainment, cathedral, Museum of Art, mercado, all less than 3 blocks away. The pool beckoned every afternoon after exploring. And exploring I did. There are day tours to any important ruin/site you wish to see, at a reasonable cost, great bus accommodations with AC and great guides. The house staff and the owner were absolutely wonderful. The internet worked impeccably. Lots of TV channels. Cab fare was very reasonable. All necessities are provided and the home is much more spacious than depicted. The twenty foot tall ceilings were fabulous. I've been going to San Miguel Allende for a month every year for over a decade until this year. As much as I love SMA, I must say it was trumped either by a change of heart that I have had, or the open loving hearts of the people of Merida. (or maybe both). Simply stated, a piece of heaven. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lou, so glad you enjoyed your time in Merida and so glad we were able to be a part of the "blissful magic!" Please join us again soon!
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Merida Yucatan
5

perfect location...perfect accomodations

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful home in the perfect location. Very close to all the central attractions yet very quiet. A huge amount of space... this place is way bigger than it looks in the photos. Very clean and set up for relaxation. The owner and rental agency are extremely accommodating and went out of their way to make our vacation one of the best!!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Merida Yucatan
Ontario, Canada
5

We Absolutely Loved It !

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent the month of February here. With all the bad press Mexico has been getting, I have to admit to feeling nervous prior to our departure, however Tim assured us the city was very safe. He was right !!! We felt completely free to walk about the City both day and night without any worry or concern for our personal well-being. Merida is extremely well-guarded by both a State and Tourist Police Force both of whom we found to be most cordial and approachable. The people of Merida are amongst the friendliest and most helpful people we have ever encountered !

I cannot tell you how pleased we were with the Casa. The pictures really don’t do it justice ! It was everything and more than we hoped it would be - beautifully appointed, spacious and private. We cooked in most days for breakfast and lunch, which we enjoyed poolside or on the lovely rooftop deck. Each evening we dined out in one of the cities endless restaurants. The Casa’s location in the Historico Centro was perfection. Shops, restaurants, markets, grocery stores, museums, parks and nightly live music, were all within easy walking distance.

We rented a car for a few days and travelled to Progresso, Celestun, Loltun Caves, Chichen Itza and our most memorable dining experience at Hacienda Xcanatun. On Tim’s suggestion we thoroughly enjoyed the house tours offered by the Merida English Library.

A wonderful month exceeding all of our expectations. Thank you Tim, for all of your guidance, tips, suggestions and especially for sharing your wonderful home. We absolutely loved it !!!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Merida Yucatan
Norfolk, virginia U.S.A.
4

a little oasis

  • 4 of 5
The property was as described. The managing agent was very helpful with information about the town and things to do. The pool and the house were clean. Cleaning ladies came on Wednesday and pool people came on Thursday. Most everything that is interesting to do can be done on foot from the property. It's a little oasis in the city. There is some folk music or folk dance going on for free somewhere every night it seems, and almost every cafe has its own free live music. Great to just be at the house for peace and quiet, or go out and be in the bustle of the city.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Contemporary elegance in historic downtown
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Merida Yucatan
Montreal
5

Fabuleux

  • 5 of 5
My husband, our 2 boys and myself have spend a wonderful week in this gorgeous house. Everything was closeby and we could walk everywhere. With the garden with the swimming pool, we were outside all the time and could easily watch our kids playing in the water. We warmly recommend this stylish house in Merida.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Merida International
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Progresso
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hennesey's Irish Pub
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Pancho's
Car: not necessary

Located in historic Merida, the heart of the Mayan civilization and now the cultural and artistic centre of the Yucatan Peninsula. Thirty minutes from the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and several Mayan ruins, the city is well known for its art galleries, museums and cultural nightlife.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Merida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Low season
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$145
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $1200 US Week Peak Season
$500 security deposit required upon booking. Will be returned at the end of rental period. Rent does not include electricity. Meter is read before and after rental period.
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Amenities

Amenities

Merida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bathroom shower opens up to interior open air garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , On 2nd floor, ensuite bath with shower garden.
  • Master bedroom occupies the entire 2nd floor. North and south facing terraces overlooking the street and pool area ensures sun all day.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
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