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LOVELY STUDIO NEAR CENTER OF MERIDA - COMFORT & VALUE

Owner

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2014
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LOVELY STUDIO NEAR CENTER OF MERIDA - COMFORT & VALUE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Merida Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

We have been in the hospitality industry all our working lives, and we know that 'The details make the difference'. Consequently, no detail has been overlooked in making our studio the best and most comfortable that it can be. With many rental houses and apartments, you only receive the basics, however at our studio, you can expect plenty of little extras, for example sparkling china and glassware, a hairdryer, facial tissues, a selection of soaps, shampoos and other amenities, plus paper towels and napkins. Since we know you will have been traveling for some time when you arrive, we also ensure the fridge is on, ice is available, and your fridge stocked with a couple of beers, soft drinks, juice, fresh limes, and milk. We provide coffee and sugar as well. For rentals of more than a week, we provide weekly cleaning and towel change. We are not a 5 star hotel, however we aim to provide 5 star touches. These are the extras that you don't find everywhere... truly the 'Details that make the difference'!

Our studio occupies the entire 2nd floor (1st floor for our British guests!) of a recently remodeled house located on the east side of the central area of beautiful colonial Merida.The neighborhood is the 'real' Yucatan, with local families as our neighbors. We find our studio appeals mainly to 'independent' type travelers, who appreciate the opportunity of staying in a local neighborhood rather than a tourist dominated area. In fact, when you stay at our studio, you have the best of both worlds, since you get to experience the real Mexico, while having the main tourist sites and areas an easy walking distance away.

Access to the studio is via an external staircase, providing a fully private entrance and privacy within the studio. Due to the staircase, the studio is not suitable for wheelchair users.

The studio is fully fitted with screened windows and ceiling fans, and is in the 'centro' of the city, around 10 blocks from the main streets. Close enough to be convenient, while far enough to be away from the hustle, bustle and traffic of the main tourist areas.

All soft furnishings, linen, towels, china, glassware, etc are new.

The area is safe for walking, and easily accessible by bus, taxi, or rental car for those who do not wish to walk, and we have easy parking outside the front door.

Chem Bech market is within 2 blocks, for fruit, vegetables and fresh meat shopping, and a number of bars and restaurants, including a branch of Merida's famous 'Eladio's' are all within a short walking distance. Plaza Sendero mall, including a large supermarket, food court, and movie theater is 20 minutes walk or 3 minutes drive. The house itself is located on a quiet residential street, with no through traffic passing immediately outside.

The studio, with private entrance accessible via external staircase provides an open plan bed/living room, with fully equipped kitchenette and en-suite shower and toilet. The king-size bed, comfortable lounging chairs, and dining table and chairs ensure ample comfort, while a desk allows you to work if needed, utilizing our wireless internet connection. Outside the studio is our rooftop terrace, a wonderful location to relax in the evening while enjoying the breeze or enjoy an afternoon drink.

The studio is air-conditioned, to assist with comfortable sleep during the warmer months, and is equipped with ceiling fans.

A flat screen TV is provided, with local broadcast channels (mainly in Spanish) together with a DVD player and DVD library.

Owners live on site, providing peace of mind during your stay.

Merida is full of museums, cultural attractions, culinary distractions and shopping, and the surrounding area includes easy access to beaches, Mayan ruins (including world famous Uxmal and Chichen Itza, one of the new seven wonders of the world), cenotes, caves, Mayan villages, and many other attractions. The gulf coast beaches are 30km to the north, with many charming small beach towns to explore, providing an excellent day trip and memorable lunch.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Lovely Studio Near Center of Merida - Comfort & Value
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Lovely Studio Near Center of Merida - Comfort & Value
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960129
Merida Yucatan
5

Great choice for those looking for the real Merida

  • 5 of 5
We are an older couple with quite a bit of Mexico experience under our belts over the decades. We were looking for an authentic neighborhood experience during an extended stay in Merida, and Casa Alux was perfect. It's proximity to the tourist attractions of Centro is very convenient - either hop on a collectivo for seven pesos or meander for the 25 minute walk to the grand plaza. We loved being near the Chen Bech market, and made fast friends with a couple of the vendors there. Street vendors make their way down the street, proceeded by their signature sounds - bells, bicycle horns - selling fresh fruit or sweet rolls.
The room itself is spacious, well-equipped and quiet. We really appreciated the complimentary beverages awaiting us after a long flight. For those of you interested in cooking, the small kitchen has everything you'll need for simple meals. The bed mattress is firm and, to my delight, resulted in my first pain-free sleep in years. Black-out curtains allow a good night's sleep. The wifi made our local "high-speed" service seem pokey.
The proprietors, Jesus and Stewart, are a delight and extremely helpful in orienting us and recommending restaurants, sights to see, etc. They stayed in close touch with us and made us feel very much at home.
Recommended.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Bill, thanks so much for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed yourselves, and we hope to see you in Merida again in the future.
business
Lovely Studio Near Center of Merida - Comfort & Value
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960129
Merida Yucatan
Flagstaff, AZ
5

6-night stay by active senior couple

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at Casa Lux! 10 blocks from the lively central street with easy access to public transportation/small market/produce market, accurately represented on vrbo (photos and description), clean and well-maintained, owner particularly attentive (e.g. response to emails in advance, helpful information folio on-site, responded cheerfully to all our inquiries while we were there. Highly recommend this upstairs property to one or two people who want to be near Merida center, yet in a quiet neighborhood.
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Roz, thanks for your review, and for staying with us. It was great to meet you, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again!
business
Lovely Studio Near Center of Merida - Comfort & Value
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960129
Merida Yucatan
5

great location, easy walking distance to Centro and shopping

  • 5 of 5
What a great place to stay. The hosts were very accommodating, well informed and friendly. They were located on a quiet street, with great neighbours. It was a short walk to the market for fresh fruit and veggies.
I really enjoyed my stay here. I look forward to another visit to Merida

Thank you
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
business
Lovely Studio Near Center of Merida - Comfort & Value
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960129
Merida Yucatan
Portland, OR
5

Nice place; walkable neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
We are a couple in our early 60s that quite enjoyed itself for one month here. The neighborhood is walkable. We walked as far as the archaeological park in Mulsay and as near as the water bottle refilling station around the block. The walk to Centro is less than 20 minutes. We didn't need a car the whole month we were there. When we traveled to sites out-of-town (e.g. Mayan ruins, Progreso Beach, cenotes) we took a bus.

Every Sunday, Calle 60 through Centro is closed to traffic. The street is converted into a bicycle/pedestrian route. This is a good time to wander and gawk without a lot of street noise. The route snakes over to Paseo de Montejo where you can enjoy the "Champs Elysees" of Merida and re-supply at Wal-Mart ;-)

There is an elderly lady at the Chem Pech market who will cook your eggs "al gusto." She's proud that the eggs come from her own chickens. On the opposite corner is Locheria Tiz y Tab where there are decent daily specials at reasonable rates.

Between the apartment and Centro (on Calle 59 just north of Mejorada Park) there are a couple of restaurants which serve vegetarian food. "El Templo" offers steamed vegetables along with other menu items; "Savia" is pure vegetarian and became our favorite restaurant.

The rooftop apartment itself is pretty much as described by the owner. Clean, colorful decor, plenty of space for two. We prepared many of our meals in the apartment; on cool days we'd eat outside on the roof. The neighborhood is reasonably quiet. The owner was very helpful getting us to/from the airport, getting us oriented to Merida and making daily sightseeing suggestions. We applaud the "No Smoking/No Pets" environment.

For the kind of travel we like to do. . . this was an ideal property!

ps. If you like to drink black tea, bring your own!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: John and Mary, thanks for your review, and for your suggestions for future guests. Indeed you are correct about black tea, and we will certainly be encouraging our future guests, if they are tea drinkers, to bring a supply of their preferred tea with them, since as you found, tea in Merida is not necessarily up to the standards that you might be used to! We look forward to seeing you again, if your future travel plans bring you this way.
business
Lovely Studio Near Center of Merida - Comfort & Value
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960129
Merida Yucatan
Cholula Puebla
5

Muy Bien!

  • 5 of 5
El studio donde estuvimos mi esposa y yo fue lo que esperabamos: limpio, bien equipado con tv,refrigerador, parrillas para cocinar, agua caliente, cafetera y tostadora. Está localizado en un barrio tranquilo pero cerca del Centro de Mérida en donde se puede encontrar museos, restaurantes, tiendas, etc. Además se puede estacionar el auto en la calle con toda seguridad.
El costo es razonable.
La atención del propietario fue cordial y sin problema.
No tenemos duda en recomendar ampliamente este lugar y, si en el futuro regresamos a Mérida llegaríamos al mismo lugar.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias para tus comentarios!!

Following is a translation of the above comment for the benefit of our English speaking future guests:

"The studio where my wife and I stayed was what we expected: clean, well equipped with TV, fridge, stove top, hot water, coffee maker and toaster. It is located in a quiet neighborhood, but close to the center of Merida where you can find museums, restaurants, shops, etc. Also, you can park your car safely on the street outside. The cost is reasonable. The owner's attention was friendly and without any problems. We have no hesitation to highly recommend this place, and in the future if we return to Merida, we would definitely stay there again."
business
Lovely Studio Near Center of Merida - Comfort & Value
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p960129
Merida Yucatan
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5

Wonderful Merida casa!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Casa Alux for five nights in February. The owner met us as arranged, we were actually over an hour late, but he was very understanding and helped carry our luggage up to the suite on the second floor.

As we entered the suite, we were taken away to a wonderfully bright, open and warm casita with everything needed to relax and enjoy our time in Merida. The king size bed offers a restful evenings sleep, and the air conditioning was much appreciated, since we hit some very warm weather during our stay.

We totally appreciated how close Casa Alux is to the historic centro region of Merida. It's an easy 15-20 minute direct walk to the Grand Plaza, through a neighborhood that offers everything you need. A fruit and vegetable market, grocery store, pharmacy, bakery, meat market and local cantinas are all no more than a 5 minute walk from the suite. We thoroughlly enjoyed meeting and talking to some of the locals who operated these establishments. Our Spanish is conversational at best, and we got along just fine.

Merida is a fascinating city, and Casa Alux is an inviting and good friend for travellers weary from a full day of touring. Our personal note of thanks to Stewart for his insight and all the special touches that made our stay so memorable.
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kathy and Ken, thank you so much for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and your time in Merida, and we hope to see you here in our beautiful city again.

Map

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

Enjoy the unique cultural attractions of Merida, the major city in Yucatan. Almost every evening there is a cultural event somewhere in town, generally free of charge. The city is also surrounded by areas of historical interest, Mayan ruins, etc. We are happy to provide suggestions for day trips, city sightseeing, etc.

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Rates & Availability

From $55 Per night

Merida Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$77
$385
$980
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$55
$275
$760
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$77
$385
$980
 

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Amenities

Merida Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air Conditioning: The studio is fully air conditioned for the warmer months, and also features ceiling fans.

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