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VILLA CARIBE, A MODERN COLONIAL MASTERPIECE

Anna Gove

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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VILLA CARIBE, A MODERN COLONIAL MASTERPIECE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Merida House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Villa Caribe is situated in one of the most desirable areas in the historical centre of Merida, a pleasant three-block stroll takes you to the popular Santiago square, where Tuesday nights are alive with big band music and dancing under the stars, and only a short walk away takes you to the beating heart of colonial Merida: Plaza Grande, Merida’s main square where you can take in all the cultural activities.

This historical home of Villa Caribe sitting on a rare bus-free block in Merida boasts a large array of features. The 1800 square foot Colonial has been lovingly restored to its former glory but with all the modern amenities you could want, including air conditioning in every room! With open concept living/dining and gourmet kitchen area; 16 foot ceilings with original wood beams and custom made pasta tile floors, this floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Make dinner in the gourmet kitchen and enjoy it in cool comfort while sitting at the dining table with views to the pool and tropical garden, or dine alfresco in the large covered outdoor dining area next to the pool. Every detail has been thought of at Villa Caribe including adding ceiling fans to the covered terrace so on those nights with no breeze, you can create your own and dine in comfort.

Wake up in your luxurious king size bed in the master bedroom and watch the hummingbirds feeding on the sweet nectar of the tropical plants or just gaze out at the blue water of the infinity edge pool. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and a oversized master bathroom with double vanity and a large shower.

After a long day of taking in the sites, head back to the Villa for a dip in the pool or maybe just gently sway in your hammocks in the quiet tropical garden.

After dinner retire to the den and watch a movie or kick back and read a book. Villa Caribe is the perfect home away from home, and has everything you need for the perfect holiday. Enjoy!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Anna Gove (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Anna Gove

Anna and Alan Gove live in Vancouver, British Columbia. They realized their dream of buying and remodelling a colonial home in Mexico, in the beautiful city of Merida. Their connection to Mexico goes back through fifteen years of travel to the Yucatan, and they were married on the beach in Playa del Carmen. They first encountered Merida on vacation in 2004, and knew right away that it would be part of their lives for a long time.

Anna is a designer and decorator, and her passion and keen eye is reflected in every aspect of Villa Caribe's design. Alan is Vice-President of Marketing for the Vancouver Symphony. They are both passionate about culture and cultural travel, and are happy to share their experiences in helping you plan your Mexican vacation, and give you all the inside scoop on the colonial gem that is the city of Merida.

Anna Gove purchased this house in 2010

Why Anna Gove chose Merida

The city of Merida is one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in Mexico, and the historical centre brims with life and culture. Villa Caribe is situated in one of the best locations in Centro, only a short stroll from some of the city's main attractions.

What makes this house unique

Importantly, Villa Caribe sits on a rare, bus-free street, assuring quiet days and nights free of buses outside your door. There's nothing like swaying in your hammock in the back garden of Villa Caribe, or swimming in the pool, surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Sanctuary in Merida"

I had the pleasure of staying at Villa Caribe for 23 days in February 2013, with spouse, niece, nephew and a girlfriend coming and going during that time.

The house was very well situated; in the very authentic Santiago neighborhood with an easy 1/2 mile or so walk to Merida's central plaza or easy to flag a cab on nearby Calle 59 to anywhere.

The décor and floor plan of the house are perfect for relaxing: stylish but practical, peaceful and beautiful. The stunning, very private (we rarely heard noise from neighbors), walled back garden area with pool was the most popular feature of the house (we were all Seattleites so a pool is a treat) but the large, modern, high-ceilinged kitchen within the open concept design was also a hit.

I was particularly fond of the view of the back garden from the spacious beautiful master bedroom each morning, sometimes watching hummingbirds in the flamingo bush.

The house is well designed for adults since the master bedroom is separate from the remainder of the house with a private entrance from the side yard.

The information regarding Merida provided at the house was very good, but even better, the owner, Anna, was available continuously by email and provided great suggestions for activities as well as managing a few tweaks needed at the house.

Probably the unexpected bonus of the stay was anna's recommended guide/driver Polo Garcia. We initially arranged for Polo to drive us from Chichen Itza to the house, but then took advantage of his warm personality, great English and wonderful suggestions, for excursions to Progreso, Lol-tun and Uxmal, a working hacienda and Celestun and for shuttling our guests back and forth from the airport.

We hope to return to Villa Caribe.
Feb 2013
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Villa Caribe, a Modern Colonial Masterpiece
average rating of 4.866667 based on 18 reviews
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Merida Yucatan
Mexico City
5

No fuss......just right!

  • 5 of 5
Very nice and clean property that fits like a glove with regards to expectations.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Merida Yucatan
5

"My" Villa Caribe

"My" Villa Caribe
  • 5 of 5
It's not everyday you return to a city for vacations 6 years in a row, renting houses, every time different, discovering the exquisite and unexpected beauty of the White City. It's not unexplainable we have rented Villa Caribe the last 3 times. Alone and with my familly. The house felt like mine the minute I put my step in. Villa Caribe is a Yucatan jewel. Anna did magic renovating and designing the house. The perfect combination of old colonial and Mexican modern living.
Can't wait going back!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Villa Caribe, a Modern Colonial Masterpiece
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Merida Yucatan
5

Paradise in the City!

  • 5 of 5
We went to Merida to see the sights of the Yucatan- the cenotes, pyramids, haciendas...
However, we loved the peace and tranquility of Villa Caribe so much we left only to buy groceries and cerveza. It was perfect!
Anna is very prompt with communications as well as her property manager, Rosalinda.
Villa Caribe exceeded our expectations. Stay at Villa Caribe when you visit Merida!
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Merida Yucatan
5

Lovely Home, Great Pool

  • 5 of 5
Villa Caribe was the perfect choice for our week-long, grandson's Spring break from school. While located in the Central District, it provided easy access to highways to Celestun and Uxmal. The kitchen was well equipped [although we ate almost all lunches and dinners out,] beds comfortable and patio delightful. April is one of the "warm" months so the pool was used extensively - indeed, hard to get grandson out of it. Highly recommend a side trip to Mayan ruins and world heritage site, Uxmal. Pretty amazing. Anna was easy to work with and local manager, Rosalinda, was very attentive to our needs. Highly recommend Villa Caribe.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Merida Yucatan
Ottawa, Canada
5

Beautiful property in great location

  • 5 of 5
I would highly recommend Villa Caribe as a great place to stay in Merida. The villa is located close to town ( a 10-15 minute walk) but is not on one of the busier streets of Merida. Many streets in town have lots of buses and cars going by all day. The house is spacious, airy and very modern but with touches of mexican flavour (beautiful pasta tiles on the floor). The master bedroom has its own entrance separate from the house giving couples some privacy. Our favourite part of the house was the patio in the back overlooking the pool. We spent many hot afternoons sitting under the veranda (includes fans), sipping wine and dunking in the pool. Very private and shaded with large trees. Vegetation is beautiful. The pool was cleaned every week and a cleaning service was provided once a week. The property manager and owner were excellent at getting back to us and very helpful in providing information on where to go to eat and shop. I would say location is one of the most important features when going to a large city and Villa Caribe was perfectly situated for getting around.

We would definitely recommend Villa Caribe to couples looking for a perfect place to stay. Lots of good restaurants close by as well. Hope we get back there soon.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thank you, Carol! We're glad you enjoyed Villa Caribe - and you are right, those fans in the patio ceiling are great! Nothing like sipping a nice cocktail while enjoying the pool and patio and hammocks, and we're glad you could experience that there, too!
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Merida Yucatan
5

Honest and accurate description of a magnificent restoration.

  • 5 of 5
This is a magnificent home. We enjoyed being in it almost as much as we enjoyed going out to explore Merida. It does have one or two quirky aspects and is best suited for a couple, or perhaps a family with older children. The tropical garden and the pool are definite highlights. The pool is situated north to south and gets a lot of morning and early afternoon sunlight, so the water was never cold. After returning from a day’s outing, nothing beats the pool, followed by a margarita, for relief from the tropical climate. The property is so private that bathing suits are not required. There are Mosquitos in the evening, so bring a repellant of your choice if you want to enjoy the poolside patio after sunset. If you plan to use the kitchen, Parque Santiago has a daily local farmers' market with a small Aki supermarket across the street; and if buying chicken and pork in the market is not you thing, there is a larger Aki supermarket a few blocks west on Calle 59. Anna, the owner, is always available via email and Rosalinda, the owner’s property manager and Polo, their recommended driver, provide first class local support for information and transportation. The house has no musical sound system so bring your own speakers; you will be glad you did, the acoustics in the house are outstanding. The street is quiet, as promised. The neighborhood is safe and neighbors smile and wave and once or twice shyly murmured “Hi” as we passed. The house to the east has been recently renovated but the property to the west appears abandoned and is heavily treed. The walls around the property make it very private. The Sunday evening events in Plaza Grande, about a 20 minute walk east, should not be missed.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words, Ken. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we hope you can return to Villa Caribe someday soon! We also appreciate the kind words about Rosalinda and Polo, we completely agree!

Map

Map

Merida Cathedral
Dzibilchaltun Ruins
Parque de las Americas
Palacio Canton
Mercado Lucas De Galvéz

Merida is the cultural capital of the Yucatan, featuring dancing, live music, art galleries, a symphony orchestra, local cultural presentations, fine dining, and numerous Mayan ruins within an easy drive from the city. A short drive or bus ride also takes you to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal resort town of Progreso.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Merida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season - Fall 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,275
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
 
 
High Season 1 - Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,275
 
 
Carnival
Feb 11 2015 - Feb 17 2015
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
 
 
High Season 2 - Winter 2015
Feb 18 2015 - Apr 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
$975
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Merida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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