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Casa Violeta, Charming Colonial In Best Location

Carole Segal

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Carole Segal

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2015
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Casa Violeta, Charming Colonial In Best Location

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Merida House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Casa Violeta is a charming old colonial home with original pasta tile floors and high ceilings that was completely renovated 3 years ago. There are 2 large air conditioned bedrooms, one with 2 single beds which can convert into a king bed and a master with a queen bed. Spacious living and dining rooms, large bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and an extra outdoor shower. Beautiful wrought iron doors lead to an indoor/outdoor patio which has bi-fold wrought iron doors that lead to a private outdoor garden and pool.

The main square, restaurants, theater, churches and shopping are all within easy walking distance.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Carole Segal (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2015

About Carole Segal

I live in Vancouver Canada with my husband and 2 cats.

Carole Segal purchased this house in 2013

Why Carole Segal chose Merida

We fell in love with Merida, and this house in particular, while vacationing in the Yucatan. We will use Casa Violeta as our vacation home and as a rental until we move to Merida in a few years time.

What makes this house unique

Casa Violeta is a beautiful old colonial home with high ceilings, arches, beautiful handmade pasta tile floors, and a lovely private pool and garden. Merida is a very clean and safe city with amazing architecture and the people of Merida are very friendly and helpful. The house is in the best area of Historico Centro and everything of interest is a short walk away.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Casa Violeta, Charming Colonial In Best Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Ontario Canada
5

my second stay at casa violeta

  • 5 of 5

This review is quite late, I left paradise to work in a remote area of canada with no internet access! I spent a month in Merida this fall, and was lucky to be welcomed back to Casa Violeta for a second time. As expected, the house was perfect in every way, and enjoyed by myself and a few friends that come to visit. The location is perfect, within walking distance to the centro, and just blocks away from the wonderful Santiago mercado. This was my first time meeting property Managers Carlos and Liz. Although i arrived on an early morning flight, Carlos was there waiting and brought me to the house to get settled in. Carlos and Liz checked in throughout my stay, provided everything I needed and were instrumental in informing me of upcoming events and attractions. I am now sick of canadian winter...and hoping to plan yet another trip to casa violeta soon! Thank you Carole, Jeff, Carlos and Liz for helping to make my vacation wonderful! always grateful, Amanda.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amanda for another amazing review!!! We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your 2nd stay at Casa Violeta and we hope you come back for a 3rd. We are glad that Carlos and Liz were able to assist you with all your needs during your stay. They are a great management team and we are fortunate to have them. Best regards and we hope to see you in Merida again. Carole & Jeff
Denver, Colorado
5

Beautiful place to stay in Merida

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Casa Violetta for 3 nights. Carlos was wonderfully helpful in not only arranging transportation from the airport but also gave great advice on what to do & where to go in town. The house was so comfortable and well kept while having so much original character. The backyard pool was nice and quiet for relaxing after exploring town all day. Merida was extremely historical, interesting, fun, safe, and clean. Not too many people spoke English, and we barely spoke Spanish, but nonetheless everybody was extremely friendly and helpful. If we make it back to Merida we will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sandusky,Ohio
5

Just Like Home

  • 5 of 5

What a charming place to stay at Casa Violeta. The setting, location, and the home itself was a private oasis! The property managers- Carlos and Liz were very attentive and and helped us navigate our early days while in Merida. Casa Violeta was equipped with our every need- kitchen, bath and linens! Huge towels for the devine pool also! A must stay for anyone wanting to be in the middle of things to do in Merida. Easy walk to the parks and downtown area. We are hoping to return to Casa Violeta in 2016.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Violeta! It is always great to hear that a first rental can inspire the desire to return again next year. Wow - what a complement! We certainly look forward to having you back in 2016. Best regards, Carole & Jeff
Chicago
5

Very Enjoyable Stay in Casa Violeta!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from a very enjoyable stay in Merida. Casa Violeta is in the perfect location (walking distance) to practically everything. Both the owner (Carole) and the property manager (Carlos) were extremely attentive and responded to any questions immediately. The property is much larger/better than the pictures portray. The pool was so nice to cool off in on a hot day.

Some highlights:

The people. Everyone is very friendly in Merida.

Take the 9am Tuesday Home and Garden Tour at the Merida English Library (just around the corner). It will give you a look at 4-5 properties that have been renovated around the area.

Have some drinks by the pool.

Take a "beach day" and take the bus to Progreso (I think it only cost $3 for the both of us).

Tour Uxmal or Chichen Itza

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review, Steve! We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that Carlos and Liz were able to help you navigate the city and nearby places of interest. We hope to have you back again if you plan another trip to Merida. Best regards, Carole & Jeff
Vancouver, BC Canada
5

Casa Violetta: A great urban oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa Violetta in Merida! The location in the old part of the city is awesome as it is within walking distance to all the major sites of interest and is a very nice part of the city. I always felt safe and there were always friendly people around to help whenever we needed directions or advice.

The nearby Santiago Square has a nice market which is a great place to grab some delicious, cheap tacos, and there are often free events in the evenings such as music and dancing, and when nothing is going on at Santiago, it is easy to walk to the other plazas where one is bound to find traditional dancing or a night market or some other free event. Casa Violetta is also within a fairly easy walk or a quick taxi ride to the bus stations where you can catch buses taking you outside the city for day trips to locations of interest such as the beaches at Progresso, the flamingo tours at Celustun or the ruins at Uxmal.

Although it is in the heart of the city, the street is nice and clean and it is very quiet at night. I slept in the front room on the street side and was never bothered by the noise.

The house itself is incredibly charming, as an old colonial that has been restored and updated very tastefully: beautiful "rigas" or beams and a dramatic cast iron chandelier in the living room, lovely pasta tile floors, cute and clean little kitchen and lovely covered patio area for eating breakfast in the morning or enjoying margueritas in the evenings. There is also a dining room big enough to entertain a group of six easily. The back court yard is not large but there is plenty of room for lounging around the dipping pool. Jumping in the pool after a hot day touring the city is pure bliss!

The rooms at Casa Violetta are very clean and everything you need to make yourself comfortable is provided. The beds are large and comfortable, and the bathroom shower works very well for a Mexican house where water is supplied through gravity feed from a tank on the roof. The kitchen renovation has maintained the charm of the room, while providing modern appliances and everything you need to cook your own meals. The rooms are very cool even on the hottest days, owing to the lofty ceilings and tiled floors throughout, as well as the overhead fans.

All in all, Casa Violetta is reasonably priced and is better than staying at a hotel as it is private and feels more like you are at home. It's a great urban oasis!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ontario Canada
5

I felt like a princess in a fortress!

  • 5 of 5

I recently got home from my most amazing vacation thus far. I travelled solo for my first week in Merida and was grateful to feel so comfortable, safe and secure during my stay at casa violeta.

Carole and the property management staff were amazing, had excellent communication, and made me feel welcome from the first moment Scott picked me up at the airport. The neighbourhood is probably the friendliest and safest neighbourhood with a policia at almost every corner! I definitely recommend experiencing casa violeta for yourself, the photos do not compare to the joy and peace felt within those walls. I've been home for three days and already beginning to plan my return to the fortress!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Amanda, Thanks so much for your glowing review! It would be our pleasure to have you back anytime. It seems Merida has enchanted you as well ;-) Saludos until next time, Carole & Jeff

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Merida
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Progresso
Car: not necessary

Casa Violeta is located in the Historic Centro area of Merida in the Santiago district just north of the Plaza Grande. It is 2 blocks from Santiago Square where you will find the old church, founded in 1637 and the surrounding park and marketplace. Here you can purchase all your fresh fruit and vegetables and enjoy the Big Band music and dancing every Tuesday evening, or enjoy tradition food in the many outdoor restaurants. Enjoy traditional Yucatecan performances in nearby Santa Lucia park on Thursdays and in nearby Santa Ana park every Saturday evening.

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Merida House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Notes 30% deposit due upon booking - balance payable on arrival
- $100 deposit required which will cover electricity charges - amount of refund will be settled at time of departure after the meter is read
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Amenities

Merida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - 2 sinks, toilet and shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Outdoor shower by the pool
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can configure as 1 king or 2 singles
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming

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