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Villa Caribe, a Modern Colonial Masterpiece

Anna Gove

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

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Anna Gove

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Villa Caribe, a Modern Colonial Masterpiece

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

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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Anna Gove (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2015

About Anna Gove

Anna and Alan 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. 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

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Villa Caribe, a Modern Colonial Masterpiece
average rating of 4.904762 based on 24 reviews
Redwood City, CA
5

An Exceptional Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home that exceeded my very high expectations. The home has a thoughtfully styled interior and private and relaxing outdoor space. It really was more lovely than the photographs. I have been traveling to Mexico for over 30 years and have stayed in some amazing residences and this is by far one of my favorite homes. In Merida you want a home off the bus lines , this location is perfect as it get minimal traffic. Major pluses: The manager is very experienced in assuring the home is clean and responds immediately. She arranged a car so I could get around easily to various locations. After spending time in Centro, the area of museums, restaurants, it is so nice to come away to a quiet place. I walked to areas for shopping, restaurants, galleries, within 10 minutes.

The owner was quick to respond to my questions, and made arrangements for my stay to be perfect! Most definitely recommend Villa Caribe it isa delight.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Relaxing and Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure staying at Villa Caribe. Beautiful, peaceful, modern, well equipped villa in the heart of a bustling robust city. Merida is a mix of colonial and Maya culture where the people are friendly. Behind the façade of the house is a quiet oasis. There were several days we didn't even leave the house, just lazed by the pool with a cold drink and relaxed. We enjoyed the birds that visited the pool daily for a drink, particularly the very entertaining "Great-tailed Grackles". The pool is also a treat after a day of walking or sight-seeing. The Villa is not far from the bus stations where you can catch buses to visit nearby towns and attractions such as Progreso, Izamal, Celestun, Uxmal and more. It is only a short walk to nearby parks and the historic Centro. We would recommend Villa Caribe.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Truro, Ma
5

Quiet oasis in the white city

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the Villa Caribe. The house is an old colonial villa redone with exquisite modern taste. Opening the front door one enters a serene oasis in a pulsing alive city. What a treat is was to come back from our many excursions-there is so much to see in and around Merida - to this lovely place.

We had rented a car and visited Chichen Itza, Izamal, Progreso, Uxmal and The flamingo reserve in Celestun.

It was great to jump into the pool( our own private cenote) after all the visiting.

The kitchen is great and so are the bedrooms with comfortable mattresses and bedding. We just loved it.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vancouver BC Canada
5

Villa Caribe -- Stunningly Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Caribe: Stunningly beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable! An incredibly modern, luxurious villa hidden behind a historic colonial façade! We arrived around 8:30 PM on a Thursday last evening and let ourselves in with the lock box without effort. Rosalinda, the property manager, contacted us the next morning to welcome us to the villa and add to our understanding of Merida, which was most helpful.

While in Merida we rented a white Jeep and made daily excursions beyond the city. However, as interesting as the countryside was, we all looked with great anticipate to our return each evening to Villa Caribe and it's soothing textures. In the knowledge that every guest will want to forge their own path of discovery, we had the added benefit of dinner early on in Merida with old friends from a prior life who have lived in the Yucatan for twenty years and they helped us refine our list of what to see. Perhaps future to your villa might benefit from our "Best Of" list as follows:

- Best Mayan Ruin -- Kabah

- Best Wildlife Experience --Flamingo Natural Reserve

- Best Mexican Village -- Izamal

- Best Restaurant (very Important) -- Apoala Ristorante

All in all, a wonderful experience, one that we’ll cherish for years to come!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Absolute Gem

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in vacation rentals in many places , it is not often we feel so comfortable in a home so quickly. This house is an absolute gem; modern, decorated to a high standard, well equipped and very comfortable. The beds were top quality , along with the linens and bedding. These along with quiet air conditioning units guaranteed a great sleep. The master bedroom and bath are spacious and separate from the rest of the house as it is accessed from the outdoor corridor. We cooked most of our meals and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need, loved the professional gas range! The pool is unheated and it was simply too chilly for us to use at this time of year. We enjoyed sitting on the back patio enjoying the beautiful landscaping, sunshine and sound of the birds with our morning coffee. The photos do not do this place justice, we loved the layout of the house and it's openness to the outdoors from every room. it is a quiet and comfortable place to come back to after a day of exploring! The house is in a working neighborhood, which we would have liked to explore more. There are a few vacant houses on the street, others locally owned, with another vacation rental next door.(Ambar) It is a brisk 20 minute walk to the main plaza/square in Centro Merida....but it is possible to catch a collectivo van a few streets away.7-8 pesos/pp.

The owner was a delight to work with, responsive and generous beyond all expectations!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Very good property, exactly as depicted. Great location near Mercado santiago and the historic center. Excellent communication from Anna, nothing negative to say

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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

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 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,275
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 13 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
 
 
High Season 1 - Winter
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
$210
$1,275
 
 
Carnival
Feb 5 2016 - Feb 12 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
 
 
High Season 2 - Winter 2016
Feb 13 2016 - Apr 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
$975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350.00
Cleaning fee $100.00
Notes A 50% deposit is required to reserve dates. The balance and damage deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival. Invoices will be sent via paypal.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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
  • photography
  • 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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