Barbara

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 5 nights

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CASA SAN BENITO

San Benito House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Located 50 minutes from Merida, this architect-designed waterfront house is unique. In the large central room high ceilings create an open feeling, while ample windows and glass doors maximize the breeze and light. Each room has a view of the endlessly changing gulf waters. An attention to detail sets it apart from the square boxes that are too common on the beach.

The air-conditioned bedroom is loft-like, set behind and above the living room. Its windows are shaded by vertical poles of peeled zapote branches which support wild orchids indigenous to the area. From the hanging bed you have an unimpeded view of the water. This romantic setting is ideal for a couple; however, the house can comfortably accommodate a family of 4. There are two built-in benches each longer than a standard bed; their comfortable mattress and abundant cushions are of hand woven textiles. Hand made hammocks offer additional sleeping space.

Just outside the sliding glass doors, water cascades down a series of domino-shaped lozenges and into a canal that traverses the property; an ideal place to sit and wash away the sand and salt from the beach. If you don't want to swim in the gulf, and ample plunge pool is a pleasant alternative. At night, reflected light from the canal plays across the walls.

Keywords: architect-designed waterfront house

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Barb,



I hope all is well with you. I just wanted to let you know I received the refunded amount. Thank you so much for your understanding, and I'll be sure to let you know about future bookings at your location. Thank you so much Barbara! You are such an incredible person! :)



Take care,





-N. L.

Georgia State University '13

Bachelor of Science; Public Policy Admin.

Governance and Management
Sep 2012
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Barbara

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I am a photograph and photojournalist. Casa San Benito, with the ever changing sea, scudding clouds and fragrant breeze, is - when not rented out - my refuge and source of inspiration for work. Travel is in my genes and I have been traveling - mostly backpack fashion - since I was old enough to get on a plane alone. I love animals and I welcome small well-trained pets.

Barbara purchased this house in 2010

This location is idyllic. Right on the beach,but also has a shady garden in the back yard. Most of the year tranquil. July and August as well as Christmas and Holy week it is full of Meridanos and great for those who like a festive atmosphere.

The architecture is unique, providing both privacy and view of the water. A constant breeze makes the hot days comfortable. There are parks for ornithologists as well as archaeological sites. Lots of charming small villages dot the coastline.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Casa San Benito
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
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Casa San Benito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353728vb
4152594594
San Benito Yucatan
5

ROMANTIC & COSY

Romantic & Cosy
  • 5 of 5
There is little to add to the excellent reviews already posted. My husband and I enjoyed a romantic week at Casa San Benito this February. The accommodations were modern and comfortable with everything that you could possibly need. Our host Barbara went out of her way to ensure we had a great experience, including extending a room to us in her lovely home after a very long day of travel. The beach was right at our back door. We swam in the ocean, walked on the beach and explored the surrounding areas, including Merida, which was only about a 30 minute drive from San Benito. As other reviewers have acknowledged a car rental is a must. However, driving is easy, the roads are well signed and maintained. Barbara thank you for your kindness and generosity. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Casa San Benito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353728vb
4152594594
San Benito Yucatan
New York, NY
5

WE FELT IMMEDIATELY AT HOME IN THIS COZY BEACH HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for a week and spent most of our time sitting or walking for miles on the beach (located conveniently in the backyard), and reading while laying in the hammocks on the back patio with a soundtrack of crashing waves. Barbara (the very nice and easy to reach owner) met us on our first morning to explain everything about the house, and Wilma (the next door neighbor) helped us with any questions that came up and did our laundry for us. The house is small with a compact kitchen, but it was perfect for the two of us, and we had no trouble whipping up lots of delicious meals with a beautiful array of local produce. The nearby town, Progresso, has restaurants with a great view of the beach and lots of shopping options from open air markets to mega-stores (i.e. Walmart). Yucatan state has a lot of history and nature; we saw the Mayan ruins at Uxmal, the oldest church in the Americas and lots of spanish architecture in Merida, and the amazing Lol Tun Caves. Casa San Benito helped us have a wonderful and relaxing beach vacation!
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you were happy at San Benito where solitude á deux can be magical. And what is fun - as you also figured out - is that in minutes you can be amidst the throngs of Progreso, or the many archaeological sites or natures preserves that are within easy reach.

Thank you for staying in San Benito and I hope the visit sent you back to NYC restored in mind and body. It was a pleasure to meet you Melanie and Anju
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Casa San Benito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353728vb
4152594594
San Benito Yucatan
5

EL MEJOR CUMPLEAÑOS

  • 5 of 5
Para celebrar mi cumpleaños, pasé un fin de semana en esta hermosa casa. La vista estuvo increíble, los espacios dentro del edificio son funcionales, tiene de todo para cocinar allá, hasta un asador, me gustó que tuvimos opción para dormir en cama con aire acondicionado en las hamacas, incluso en el área de la alberca, allí pude descansar con la brisa del mar. Los jardines me encantaron, tanto el principal como el trasero, me gustó que respetaron el espacio de las plantas de la región, todo armonizado con la arquitectura. Sin duda uno de mis mejores cumpleaños. Se los recomiendo, disfrutarán sus espacios, la playa, la piscina, todo, es un excelente lugar para compartir momentos importantes.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: mil gracias ceci. Fue un placer y espero verte para tu proximo cumpleaños¡
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Casa San Benito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353728vb
4152594594
San Benito Yucatan
Princeton, Minnesota
2

CASA SAN BENITO

  • 2 of 5
The house itself was nice in the pictures but once we arrived it showed a lack of upkeep and was quite dirty. Splash pool was dirty and surrounding floor was dangerously slick when wet. Blocks/boxes covered in tile served as the way to gain access to the bedroom loft, completely unsafe and unstable. Wilma the next door neighbor and "caretaker" spoke no english so it was impossible to communicate. We did have a nice time in spite of the shortcomings of the house, the ocean was warm and we met some nice people in the area.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Well, I am so sorry that Mike felt this way. I personally inspected the house before his arrival and it was up to the usual high standards most guests talk about; in fact I had put in more than the usual effort. I later learned that a storm (a "norte" blew in just before he arrived and Wilma was doing her very best to clear away the debris from a half dozen houses she manages and got there as soon as possible
Some people have trouble adjusting to non-American standards,. Mexico is Mexico and the beach is the beach and those factors imply harsh conditions at times and different standards. A year old faucet seems to have aged 5 years, for example, because of the salt air. Unexpected storms arise in minutes blowing in sand and leaves tho they are quickly swept away.
Part of the joy of being in a foreign land is the effort to share a language or communicate by sheer force of will which Wilma does splendidly. I was available on my cell in case of problems, as indeed, Mike knew since I talked to him various times and the free phone I provide has me in its program.
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Casa San Benito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353728vb
4152594594
San Benito Yucatan
5

ROMANTIC AND RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Casa San Benito for a wonderful week. The house was very private and the plunge pool lovely. We toured up and down the beach road and in Progreso. We had a easy day trip to see the flamingos on the west coast. The Mayan ruins close to the house got us hooked and we added a few extra days to visit the Mayan sites south of Merida. Barbara was very helpful with suggestions of places to visit. We hope we can get back to Casa San Benito again.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I do hope to see you again.
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Casa San Benito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353728vb
4152594594
San Benito Yucatan
4

BEAUTIFUL PLACE, AND VERY HELPFUL OWNER

  • 4 of 5
We spent The Holidays in this very beautiful place. Everything about it is very enjoyable. It's quite far from grocery and restaurants (you need a car) as many people mentioned. There was some issues regarding our reservation. But the owner really did her best to solve the problem as we would expect from someone who cares about her costumers. If it wasn't because of the reservation issue. I would be really happy to give this place 5 stars.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very grateful for this (unsolicited) review because I did, indeed, screw up on the reservation. I did, as well, make good on it and you can bet that it will never happen again!!!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Casa San Benito is 20 minutes from the port city of Progreso where restaurants and bars are plentiful. There are also supermarkets and open air markets for basic supplies as well as tourist souvenirs.

Many charming small towns are nearby where you will find restaurants, internet cafes, open markets and small shops. Day trips to Merida are easy to do (40 minutes) as well as outings to several bird sanctuaries (Celestun, Rio Lagartos), cenotes, Maya ruins, a restored henquen (sisal) hacienda (San Eduardo). Most guide books include details of these points of interest. You will a Lonely Planet guide in the house.

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San Benito House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
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$665
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Deposit in advance via Paypal; rental: I am arranging payment via Visa managed by VRBO and this should be active by the middle of August. You can also pay cash upon arrival or cheque to my American or Canadian bank to clear a week in advance
Notes I have a contract which the guest must sign, scan and email to me before arrival
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Amenities

San Benito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • High ceilings, a glass wall, view of the sea. Beautifully tiled.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) the bed is a hanging bed. Very comfortable and those who were worried about it tell me it was delightful as the movement is minimal and soothing. There is a built-in sleeping platform about 9 feet long with a very comfortable mattress for which I have had made fitted sheets. It can accomodate 2 head to head or feet to feet. There is also a platform on the partially covered terracetall
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
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