|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Newly renovated architectural home blends all the comfort and sophistication of modern living, with charm and simplicity of the Colonial heritage. The house is bright and open allowing light and air to fill the spaces. The two bedrooms are both separate and quiet with identical ensuite baths. The living spaces begin with the classic reception room, which flows through the kitchen and dining area to a glass sliding wall to the covered patio and private back garden, complete with large pool and shaded sitting areas. There is also a stair to the roof deck for those wishing to soak up the sun or enjoy the cool evening breeze or a quiet morning coffee while watching the birds fly through the trees.
The house is located on a nice quiet street without much traffic (no buses !). Walking distance to all the sights and sounds of this wonderful city. Off-street garage parking is also potentially available (please inquire).
From Vancouver, Canada - my wife and I have both fallen in love with the Yucatan (and Merida in particular). As an architect, I always wanted a vacation home in a place with real character and architectural interest. We aren't ready to retire just yet, so it seems right to let others experience what we love about the place.
Owners purchased this house in 2012
The home could not be better situated to experience all that you would want to see in Merida. It also is located on a very quiet street without bus traffic (cannot be underestimated). The neighbourhood is safe and quiet, and the people very friendly.
The home has been restored with respect to the original design of these wonderful colonial homes, but with a slightly modern feel. There is a good separation of space, but also a good flow which means you can have as much privacy or entertaining as you like. The tall ceilings and open spaces make the home quite comfortable and relaxing.
We spent a week at Casa Amanda. First, Ivonne the property manager was most helpful in providing us with the necessary information to get ourselves familiar with the house, the neighbourhood and the city. Casa Amanda is a little oasis in Merida. The master bedroom is spacious and the bed is very comfortable. The second bedroom is more airy and open and has plenty of space for storage. Casa Amanda’s kitchen is very functional. However, we rarely used the kitchen as there are many places where to get good food. We loved having the pool, and spent time reading or chatting in the backyard. Casa Amanda provided everything we needed for enjoying our first time in Merida. Its location is superb. We barely needed our rental car. We could walk almost everywhere. We highly recommend Casa Amanda. You won’t be disappointed. The owners are very friendly and helped in any way possible to ensure we had a great time at Casa Amanda. Thanks Paul and Ivonne.
Our stay at Casa Amanda was extremely satisfying. We found it clean and well-equipped for our needs during our three weeks in Merida. The kitchen was bright and pleasant, allowing us to prepare daily meals. The back courtyard, complete with pool was a must for the Merida heat. The enclosed courtyard was very private and extremely pleasant for sitting at any time of the day. The pool (approx. 20 x 10 x 4.5) was just the right size for us. We found ourselves here several times during the day to cool of, to read, to barbecue and to recap the day. Casa Amanda is very quiet and well situated, within easy walking distance to markets, Merida historical sites and the central plaza. Paul (via email), and Ivonne (in Merida) were great to deal with. Staying at Casa Amanda was a very significant part of an enjoyable visit to Merida. We look forward to staying here again.
We just spent 5 glorious weeks in Merida. We chose Casa Amanda after searching many sites and we are very happy we did. It is a beautifully renovated colonial home in a great location, walking distance to all the sites, restaurants & shops. It is well equipped with everything you need, comfortable beds, refreshing pool, and strong reliable wifi.
The property manager, Ivonne speaks perfect English and was very helpful, meeting us when we arrived and went through everything we needed to know about the house, she even arranged for a taxi when we were leaving.
If you are planning a trip to Merida we highly recommend Casa Amanda, you won't be disappointed.
Scott & Janice
My husband and I rented this newly renovated colonial for three months from the beginning of January. The location can't be beat, right in the historic Centro area, a 10 to 15 minute walk to shops, restaurants, markets, the central square, and entertainment. The Merida English Library is 2 blocks away, and is a social and cultural centre for the English speaking community. Neighbours are friendly, and there are yoga classes and exercise classes available within a block. The photos accurately reflect the property, except that that it is actually larger than it appears in many of the pictures. The completely private, enclosed courtyard at the back has a lovely pool that we used daily.. We ate all our meals there, read, used the WIFI etc., everything except cooking and sleeping. The kitchen is well designed and suited us perfectly. We both like to cook and appreciated the large pantry and prep area. There are two full bathrooms with generous sized showers and lots of places to put things. It was an absolutely perfect place for the two of us, though another couple could easily have shared the space. Any issues or questions we had were addressed by the nearby English speaking property manager, who always responded promptly. A local phone was provided, we just had to load it with a prepaid card. The property owner was great to deal with and visits the property frequently. We will definitely rent there again iwhen we next return to Merida.
We stayed at Casa Amanda from November 28th to December 7th. This property is exactly as described in the listing, but was actually even nicer upon arrival. The home was immaculate in cleanliness, and very comfortable, especially the beds. Having a fully equipped kitchen was great for cooking, but because of the local cuisine offered in Merida, we generally ate out.
The house is located in a quiet area of the city, but within walking distance of the Plaza Grande, Paseo de Montejo, and if you like to walk, the main market shopping area. There are a few restaurants relatively close by, but most are closer to the Plaza, or on Paseo de Montejo. A few comida economicas are within throwing distance of the house, if you prefer something lighter, but they close early.
If you prefer to ride, you can catch a bus a couple of blocks away. The quietness of the location, being on a not-so-busy street cannot be overstated as Merida is quite a lively city.
If I had to provide critical feedback it would be that finding parking very close to the property could present a problem at certain times of day, however we did not have a car.
Sorry for not writing this review earlier, we have been busy since we returned in Oct.
We absolutely loved your home. The care taken in the restoration is really evident. We loved the kitchen layout and cupboard doors to the pantry, the bedrooms were perfect size and the bathrooms were great. The flooring was beautiful and the paint colors were really tasteful. The pool was wonderful and loved the back yard and patio.
We really enjoyed your home and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. We actually already have, guests in the house next door asked us if we liked it and we told them it was great and gave them your email.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Holidays - Easter, Christmas, New Years and Carnival - $150/night, $900/week
Monthly rates are available. Please ask.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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