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Beautiful Colonial in Centro with Pool

Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2015
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Beautiful Colonial in Centro with Pool

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Merida House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 2 Bath With Decks And Pool

Casa Dos Almas is located in the desirable central nieghborhood of Santiago. A few minutes walk will take you to the beautiful Santiago park where on Tuesdays they have Big Band music and a dance. This amazing Casa with beautifully colored pasta tile floors, original exposed beams, large rooms, 2 decks, eat in kitchen overlooking pool area is a unique and refined yet casual Mexican casa.

The 1st floor features an expansive living room with beautiful staircase with custom ironwork details,beyond the original colonial 10ft doors are the down stairs bedroom which features two full size iron beds, bathroom, and large eat in kitchen. Passing thru the 10ft arched iron doors to the courtyard with dipping pool and outdoor shower and sink. The 2nd floor has a bedroom with a queen bed, full bathroom with 14 ft ceilings, and a lounging deck that overlooks the dipping pool. In the distance you can see the main Cathedral.

The Casa has AC in the main sala and bedrooms, all of the rooms are also equipped with fans.

Staying at home having a relaxing dinner or exploring Merida's charming restaurants along the Paseo are just a few ways to enjoy Merida. Visit one of the many squares in Merida or stop by one of the local artisans shops. Meridas many wonders wait to be explored when staying at Casa Dos Almas.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2015

About Owner/Property Manager

About us we currently live in Atlanta Ga. We meaning 3 owners 1 grew up in Mexico and California the other 2 originally from NY then transplanted to the Sunshine State of Florida. We are school teachers and the other works in the airline industry.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2011

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Merida

We had heard many thing about Merida but not until we visited did we fall in love with the people the culture and the amazing colonials.

What makes this house unique

When we looked at the home we knew instantly that with the original floors and the 19ft high ceilings in the main room. That this was the one

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Colonial in Centro with Pool
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
5

Really Enjoyed Out Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Casa Dos Almas. After a long day of exploring Merida and the surrounding area the house was a great place to relax. The full kitchen gave a nice respite from eating all meals at restaurants, the pool was perfect for soaking in the afternoon and evening when the temperature started to heat up and the location is absolutely perfect. If you have a car leaving the town on field trips is easy, grocery stores are within walking distance and it is close enough to centro that you can walk but far away enough to not hear the buses and bustle of the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
philadelphia,pa
2

Disappointing

  • 2 of 5

We booked this house, as we have others, based on the photos, reviews, and description; we felt all were highly inaccurate. This is a very ordinary neighborhood, and it's not a "few minutes walk" to Santiago Park, but about 15; it's 20-25 to the Plaza Grande, largely because the sidewalks are very narrow and in poor condition. The supermarket is about 15 mins. The house is directly opposite an auto repair/car wash facility, with the contingent noise one would expect, including the dogs that, together with a neighbor's 'yapped' often kept us awake at night.

There are not two decks: there is a small walled patio off the kitchen with a plunge pool (unusable for over half the time we were there) and the outdoor shower is a cold water shower head on the exposed wall; there is a small concrete deck off the master bedroom, but the pool is not visible unless you stand up and look over the side.

The wifi was essentially non-existent. When we arrived, the very pleasant young manager told us that it, together with the TV service, had been out for a couple of weeks prior to our arrival and that he hoped it would be fixed in a couple of days. Well, over the next month, the cable company was out several times, all to no avail. We finally realized that if we sat directly in front of the modem, we could get a weak and intermittent reception. Pulling two chairs up and hunching over was horribly uncomfortable; if we tried to work from the couch, we lost the connection. The owner in the States was as responsive as he could be from a distance, but the result was still: no wifi.

There are three people responsible for managing the house, all very nice, but not assertive managers. The house is very clean.

The rooms are large, as stated, but sparsely and oddly furnished, despite the photos, and the lighting in the living room is gloomy;we could not read in there and even watching TV was difficult, because the surfaces were so hard that the sound just echoed off the walls.

The kitchen is spacious and bright during the day, but with no counter lighting, very dim to work in. This is not a well-equipped kitchen for cooking - plenty of knives, none of them sharp; no baking dishes, measuring cups- I gave up - other than reheating, I only attempted to cook one meal there.

There is a small concrete 'closet' with a curtain in the bedroom - no bureaus, and the pillows and linens definitely need upgrading.

Overall, potential maybe, but not ready for prime time or long stay

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The fact that this customer was not happy with Casa Dos Almas is due to the wifi connection. From the moment he came to the house to the moment he left the house, we received numerous e-mails about the internet connection and the fountain not working. These were the only TWO issues he ever spoke about to us in his MANY emails. Which were all answered promptly. We fixed the fountain right away. On the other hand; there wasn't much we could do with the internet connection. The company is in the process of being acquired by another company. After many hours and many work orders, the company wasn't able to fix the problem. Thus, we have gone with another internet company, and the internet now works perfectly per our last customer. * My description of my home is accurate. Sofa, chairs, beds and all other furniture are as it appears in my ad. My kitchen has all utensils, measuring cups, pots and pans (No I do not have baking dishes for baking cakes). lighting is only overhead in the kitchen. My living room is large. My decorating choice is that of mine. MY choice for furniture is simple, and elegant, not clutter. In the daytime the living room, by opening just the upper windows, can be very bright. In the evening the living room can be dark; however there are four lights above the doorways. My bedrooms have four pillows per bed. I have two patios in my home. One is downstairs off the kitchen with a plunge-pool. The second patio is upstairs off the master bedroom. The dimensions of the patio are not smaller than 6 by 15 feet. * The business across the street has always been there and it has never been a complain of mine nor of any of my guests. Dogs and cats are part of Mexico. It is unreasonable to assume that I as a owner have control of other people's animals. I stand by my information in the ad that the walk to the park and to the grocery store are as noted. Some people like to walk. If you do not like to walk, we recommend to rent a car or take a cab. We have no control over Merida's streets and sidewalks. This is part of Merida's charm and it is to be expected when visiting other countries. Things are different here. *One thing that this guest does not state in his review is that even though he made a mistake in his reservation, we allowed him to stay one extra day for FREE, but I guess that was not important to him. *We do our best to make sure that our guests are always happy, and we always get great feedback from our guests about our house keepers.
Edina, MN
5

Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at this lovely restore authentic home in a true Meridian neighborhood. Was very comfortable and fairly equipped. The pool was great, the upstairs terrace great to catch sun. We loved how clean and charming this entire house was. The owners are very responsive and the local family that watches over the house were so pleasant and did their best with their English and our very limited Spanish. A wonderful, wonderful stay!!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Casa Dos Almas

  • 5 of 5

I Loved this beautiful colonial house! Its been restored to perfection! The pool was so refreshing

after a long hot day. It's really central to everything and easy to walk or hail a taxi. The caretakers

Jonny, Freddy+Glendy were very nice and helpful. I went there by myself and my spanish is limited

and I got around just fine and felt very safe day and night. It's a beautiful city and I can't wait to go

back!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, CA
5

wonderful house and neighborhood in center of town

  • 5 of 5

Everything in casa dos almas was as described - a beautiful airy house, comfortable beds and lovely neighborhood. The house was an easy and pleasant walk everywhere, and it was also pleasant sometimes I didn't feel like going anywhere else.

What the description of the house does not say is that the neighbors are lovely, outgoing and helpful, that the house's high ceiling and thick walls keep it cool (I used the AC much less than I expected), that the kitchen looks out over the blue patio and bluer skies, and that you'll have a really hard time leaving casa dos almas.

The building managers are extremely nice and made me feel welcome right away, the house was clean, the kitchen had everything I needed. I HIGHLY recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Juliette with you review of Casa Dos Almas we will share it with GLendi Freddy and the neighbors:)
5

Beautiful new home

  • 5 of 5

I have always wanted to visit Merida and we finally made our first trip to this city last week. We were unsure about the location of the squares and markets but this house was central to it all! Just a short walk to the zoo, the grocery store and the main square but out of the busy city center where you can sleep in peace at night. The house is beautiful with high ceilings and lovely tile floors. The owners have everything you need for your vacation and the caretakers (Glendi, Freddy and Johnny) are right around the corner and were wonderful. She also has a small restaurant for breakfast and lunch. The location is safe and we felt very comfortable walking around at any time of the day or night. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Merida Airport
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Progresso
Car: recommended

Explore the Mayan Archeaological ruins using Casa Dos Almas as your home base. Chichen Itza,Uxmal our favorite, Ek Balaam,Koba and others are just a day trip away from this very central location. The Gulf of Mexico is 30 minutes away where fishing, boating and snorkeling are available. Cenotes are numerous in the area which are places to swim and explore caves.

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Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Merida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 1 - Sep 30
3 night minimum stay
$95
From
$95
Fri,Sat,Sun
$639
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$110
Fri,Sat,Sun
$746
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes High Season Daily rates are 110.00 US
Low Season Daily rates are 95.00 US
Weekly rentals High Season are 730.00 US
Weekly rentals Low Season are 620.00 US
Deposit of 50% is needed to hold the rental for specific dates and a security deposit for a stay during low season is 250.00,for high season 300.00 and will be returned if nothing is broken or damaged .
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Amenities

Merida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Downstairs bathroom has full shower and one sink, Upstairs bathroom has full shower and 2 sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Downstairs bedroom has 2 full size beds, Upstairs bedroom has one queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • tennis

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