|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This amazing colonial home is located in the heart of the Centro. Close to restaurants, museums, galleries, parks and shopping. This stunning home has been totally redone. It is only 4 blocks from main square (Zocalo) where you can enjoy dancing on the streets, local crafts and food. 2 blocks from the main market where you can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables.
This home has a living room , dining room, two beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen has everything you need with a beautiful center island with extra sink and stools. All the rooms open up to an inner courtyard with garden and fountain where you can sip on your coffee in the morning . You will love the old paste tile floors throughout the home.
Grab a book and enjoy the afternoons in your center courtyard by a peaceful fountain, or start your day off in the backyard in the pool. Perfect for an evening cocktail on the roof terrace and watch the sun set on the city.
Enjoy the owner's collection of art from around the world from the owner's gallery also located in downtown.
Other Features Include:
Pressurized water - Purified water system
Large updated kitchen
Pasta tile and polished concrete floors
Antique wooden doors
I'm originally from New York. 8 years ago I bought a house on the beach here in the Yucatan and each time I came down to visit, I fell more and more in love with the city, specifically Centro. So, I decided to buy a home in Centro. I would travel back and forth NY to Merida all the time wishing I were back here. So, I decided to move here full time. 4 years ago I opened a gallery, also in Centro (SoHo Galleries) on calle 60 bet. 43 and 41 and am enjoying meeting artists from all over Mexico and Latin America. Life here is calmer, slower and the local culture is a joy. You'll see when you come and visit.
Yesenia Lope purchased this house in 2007
When I saw this property, I knew immediately this is it!!! Although it needed lots of work, the center courtyard and the garden spaces is what attracted me most. I love the location, near everything right downtown!
Mejorada church and park are 1/2 block away, the zocalo is 4 blocks away and main market is only 2 block from the house.
On the weekends they close off the streets on the main square. I walk down, have breakfast, watch the local dancing, shop crafts and just take it all in! Then walk back, take a swim and a nice nap!
When I was looking for my dream home, I really wanted it near local culture but also wanted convenience of parking. The house is so close to everything including ballet, theater, the symphony, museums and it has a garage.. That is very unusual for downtown.
The inner courtyard with the gardens and fountain is where I spend my mornings reading and drinking coffee. All rooms overlook private garden spaces .. including the master bathroom.
The city is finishing up a whole renewal program in Centro so all the streets are and buildings are being renovated.. It is a peaceful retreat in the middle of everything!
The listing description gave accurate information regarding location. The rental pictures appear to have been older. The fountain was not working. The television was computer hook up instead of actual cable. The owner was helpful in answering questions. I would recommend this property. It was close to the center of town, shopping and restaurants. Very safe neighborhood.
I guess I was the first to rent this place from what I am told. I have been here 3 days, finally got wifi, now they are telling me that cable might not be in the package. It is advertised. I asked about quietness as I am a very light sleeper before I rented. This is one of the noisiest homes I have ever stayed in. Day and night, traffic even in the back bedroom where I was told it would be quiet. The front bedroom cannot be used because of noise. I guess all of Centro gets the airplane noise but here @ 620 am every morning United's flight comes right over. You can see the plane through the screened roof in the courtyard. Not many other flights each day but some. House was not cleaned. Owner moved out the day before. Food left with in refrigerator and freezer. Bathrooms were okay if you only need 2 towels for that bathroom and 1 towel for the front. I'm sure the front bath doesn't need towels since there is so much noise no one could use the front bedroom/bath. Freezer was full. Response was, if you want it, eat if, if not, throw it away. Wifi wasn't set up and it took 2 days with me having to stay here and meet everyone. I've been here 2 days now, and haven't gotten much further than a couple of blocks since I have to be here for wifi or the manager. Manager is "helpful" but still I get to do everything. Fan in master bedroom barely runs. 1/2 of the switches in the house don't seem to work. Bedside lamp has to be plugged in since there is no switch. Backyard table and chairs are filthy with blobs of stuff on them. Lights in fountain don't work, pool lights don't work. Upstairs patio is there but no chairs or tables. Just a roof. Holes and nails still in walls where art was removed. Lots of paint flake off on walls. What more do you need to know. It is a layout but horribly run down. And, the noise. Beware Owner is wanting to sell but decided to rent until it sells so I guess she isn't doing much work on it. With so many plugs not working, I do worry about the electrical system. I am working with the agent, again, who is very good, but is between the owner and me. I don't fault the agent except for the condition and noise when we were emailing. If I had known all of this now, I wouldn't be here. I have given deadline of 5pm to get it together or I will be leaving. I had signed a 5 month lease you would think they would appreciate a long-term tenant and not just have owner move and vacationer move in. Beware
El Castilo is in the heart of Centro. Walk 4 block to the main Cathedral and Zocalo. Enjoy all the restaurants, dancing on the strreet throughout the weekend. 5 minutes from Montejo. Just 1/2 block from the beautiful Mejorada church and square and loads of museums and galleries
Take a bus to the beach or if you have a rental car, El Castillo has a garage.
3 blocks from the colorful main market where you can shop for fresh vegetables and fruits. For more modern conveniences, you can take a ride to Costco, Sams Club and some of the best Supermarket and malls.
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Nov 1 - Feb 28
Apr 8 - Oct 31
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Long term rentals are available at discounted rates
A security deposit is required and will be refunded after satisfactory inspection of the property. Electricity is not included.
Long term rentals are available at discounted rates
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.