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Spacious, Convient, Memorable Casa Esplendida

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Across from the English Library. Quiet, Fun, Relaxing, Convenient.

Welcome to Casa Esplendida, nestled in the heart of Historic Centro, Merida. The Mayan Culture and Historical Architecture will amaze you! Located across from the English Library, (the hub of information for any visitor) Casa Esplendida is undeniably the best location for all that Merida has to offer. Museums, Art Galleries, Markets and Enchanting Parks with evening entertainment, as well as restaurants and shopping are all within a short walking distance. Day trips and many excursions are available to Mayan Ruins, Haciendas, Cenotes (underground fresh water caves) or the beach.

From the moment you enter the Iron Gate, you are embraced by the antique vase with nine foot floral design, silhouetted by massive arches and 18 foot colonial ceilings. The foyer and living room speak of something rich and grand, yet soothing and comfortable. The original tile floors, the craftsmanship of local artists, and the comfortable furnishings will immediately make you feel you're at home.

This Colonial Historic home has had a makeover just for you. Blended in accents of stone, hardwood and iron works by local craftsmen, Casa Esplendida is a tasteful melding of historic and modern, elegant and comfortable. The blend of colors and textures will draw you in through the dinning room arches, past the large modern kitchen (with eat at bar) and through the iron gate to the open air terrace. This area is large enough to entertain, yet cozy enough for two to relax in their own oasis retreat. Enjoy the new pool encompassed by massive archways and pillars on one side and flanked by a life size fountain of natural stone. The soft sounds of water gently cascading will melt your worries away. Siesta on the patio or roof top terrace and refresh yourself under the outside stone shower.

Everything has been completely redone: electrical, plumbing, air conditioning in both master suites and living room, ceiling fans and all new lighting. The kitchen is new and modern. Everything is there for you! Bedrooms are adorned with antique wood and iron, and bamboo furnishings to set the mood. You can enjoy dinning in the formal dinning room, which seats six, or outside on the patio. If you choose, you can entertain and dine right at the kitchen bar which is dressed in natural Tikul stone. The pool, patio, and kitchen are the heart of this home so you will never be more than a few steps away from your next cocktail or the volume on the radio. The floor plan has been designed for the utmost comfort, convenience and privacy. This home features wifi internet and a new television with cable. If you don’t have your laptop, just walk across the street to the library for computer access with an English key board. The Library can provide assistance, if needed. Pick up something to read or find out happenings of the day or events through out the week.

Your home away from home has many conveniences. A Local Property Manager will meet each guest upon arrival to Casa Esplendida. They can assist or give advice on transportation, tour information, restaurant recommendations, general information or emergencies.

Your visit will be Unforgettable! This property will invoke envy among your friends and family when you share your photos and beautiful memories with them.

Casa Esplendida – A Splendid House Indeed!!

Keywords: Merida,Vacation,rental,pool,location,mayan,historic,centro

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

Why David chose Merida

We love the location! Can walk to all the main parks, restaurants, main square, and everything that makes Centro so popular. QUIET !! Our street is so quiet and peaceful. The size and privacy of the large yard. You really have your own private garden oasis in the middle of an ancient city. Perfect local for day tripping all over Yucatan... then come back and RELAX!

What makes this house unique

- Perfect Locations; across form the English Library.

- Local Property Manager available for assistance and emergencies.

- Very quiet neighborhood with roadside parking.

- Easy walking distance to EVERY local park, museum, theater, restaurants, shopping and the Square

-6 blocks from the Grand Plaza Square

-4 blocks from Easy Way car rental and others

-3 blocks from Santa Lucia Park

-4 blocks from Santiago Park and full market

- 1 & 2 blocks from convenience store (bottled water, basic groceries and, cold drinks)

-Private massage therapist across the street

- Total Renovation (Including appliances, furniture and artwork throughout).

- Fully outfitted for Summer Rental 2009 – EVERYTHING BRAND NEW!!

- Total House Air Conditioning and ceiling fans

- 4, Suites (Sleeps up to 8)

- 1st Master Suite is a tropical theme with iron and wood décor

- 2nd Master Suite is a bamboo theme and opens to the terrace pool

- 800 thread count linens

- Built in closets

- Walk in showers with double sink vanities

- Fully equipped, large modern kitchen with eat at bar

- Original tile floors and iron works

- Accents of natural stone and hardwoods throughout

- Floor plan design – comfortable and convenient

- Beautiful pool and cascading stone water fountain

- Shaded relaxing patio and terrace

- Outdoor shower

- Lounge chairs for sunning on patio or roof terrace

- All pool and bath towels included

- Outdoor eating area

- Iron and ironing board

- Wireless internet

- Cable TV

Guestbook comments from the manager

I hope you got my other message last night. We love your home, Javier and Merida! We have traveled everywhere in Yucatan and by far your place is the best. Will definitely give positive feedback. Thanks for a very beautiful and comfortable place to stay. We had everything we needed; plenty of towels soap lotion fresh water. You know how to treat your guests. Thanks so much. Pat
Jun 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Spacious, Convient, Memorable Casa Esplendida
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Awesome house with superb customer service

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious and beautifully decorated with high ceilings and an authentic taste of Merida. My family enjoyed the spacious rooms, beautiful grounds and well appointed kitchen. The management was outstanding and super responsive to our questions and issues were immediately addressed. The location was perfect for sightseeing and in a safe area of the city. The house was very clean and well maintained. It is within walking distance of the historic Cathedral area with tons of great shopping and restaurants. We would definitely love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay in Mérida

  • 5 of 5

Casa Esplendida is a beautiful house, with fantastic facilities and wonderfully friendly, helpful staff. Everything was very well appointed, hugely spacious and beautifully decorated and maintained. My friends and I really appreciated the amount of room, and the swimming pool and roof terrace were particular favourites. Also being able to have limes and bananas fresh from the tree was lovely! Superb location for exploring Mérida and would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review folks. Larger groups or families find they have plenty of room for personal time and relaxation after a busy day of adventure or conferences . Our staff will go the extra mile for you creating a wonderful experience and pleasant memories. We look forward to having you and your families as our guests.
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Blue Mounds, WI


  • 5 of 5

Expansive, gorgeous updated casa located within walking distance to just about everything the city has to offer. Restaurants, museums, tours, you name it, it can be accomplished steps away from the door. This four bedroom casa actually has four master suites, two in the main house and two in the casita. Perfect for privacy and/or just getting away for a while from your family/travel mates.

The plunge pool was the perfect size for cooling off throughout the day, and the depth was perfect for everyone (not too shallow/not too deep). Used the AC two nights out of seven, and only when there was no breeze. Perfectly equipped kitchen and plenty of linens and towels for everyone. The washer/dryer was a nice touch as well....

Do not count on GPS to get there initially, as the city has many similarly marked streets (we found 4 calle 66's!!) Get directions directly from the owners, and use them.....! Assertive driving is a must in this city, but once you get the hang of it, it is easy AND fun! The carriage rides are wonderful, but not every carriage driver treats his horse well. Find one who will introduce you to their horse, and bring a carrot for them too!!

A little Spanish goes a long way, but we found that waiters would bring us English menus without asking. Prices are VERY inexpensive in Merida, make sure to tip waiters, baggers, drivers, etc.

The owners and management were prompt with information and e-mails, and we lacked for nothing while we were there.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Guys, thanks so much for your kind words. We hope folks make memories to last a lifetime when staying at our home and it sounds like you may have done just that. You are so right...So Much to do, See, Taste, Experience, right out the front door, and a quick trip to the beach is a blast as well. Thanks again for choosing Casa Esplendida. We look forward to seeing you again! Dave & Shari
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Minneapolis, MN

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank You to Dave & Shari for sharing this lovely property with us.

Enjoyed every minute of our time here. Beautiful home and a good location.

The pool was great, a fantastic treat at the end of the day! We loved the back yard and took naps in the hammocks. All the necessities and more. Microwave, gas stove, coffee maker, alarm clock, bottled water, ceiling fans and air conditioning, stereo and some CD’s. The “more” would be a TV, because who would watch TV when there is a pool! Easy walk to more activities then we were able to do, at the same time, a very quiet neighborhood where the home is located.

The home & outdoor area are very clean and well maintained. Saturday our towels and bedding were changed and washed. The people involved with this property were fantastic, from Dave & Shari, LeAnn (the property manager), Javier (transportation to/from airport, as well as a liquor store) and Maria. Also a huge thanks to LeAnn for setting up our Uxmal tour with Carlos, hands down the best tour guide we’ve ever had. They made our trip effortless.

Bug free. Sure there were a couple here and there while sitting by the pool at dusk, but no problems other then that. I mention it because of another review that said it was full of mosquitos. I slept in the rear of the main house, with all the windows open and the screens functioned fine.

We plan to visit Palenque in the future, and, after talking to Carlos, plan to base the trip from Merida. We’d rent Casa Esplendida again in a heart beat. Thanks Again!

Tips: Get a city map, maybe from a magazine or they may have one on a table in the entry. It is really easy getting around in Merida. All north/south Calles (streets) seem to be even numbered and the east/west are odd. We felt very safe at all times. Taking cabs are inexpensive and easy. A member of our party loved the walking tour of homer that left from the English Library, literally across the street. Obtain Pesos, you’ll need them. Not a lot of dollars get used here. Check out the local information in the home near the front door, brouchers and such. A little Spanish or a language guide goes a long ways, for example, all menus we encountered were only in Spanish.

Thanks for sharing your home,


Minneapolis, MN

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Greg. Thanks so much for your kind words. Sorry about the TV, we do have a large flat screen which was unfortunately in for repairs....we do agree however, that very little time is ever spent in front of the tube. Although Javier did bring his personal TV to our home for a period of time, and we are so grateful for that, ours should be back soon. We do feel we have a good team of folks working together that enable our clients to make the memories of a lifetime that they are looking for. Comfort, convince, peacefulness, is all attributed to Casa Esplendidas location, owners, and team. Thanks again for recognizing this and your kind words...they mean so much to us. We hope your family and friends will be visiting again soon. Merida is an excellent hub to take in all the Yucatan has to offer. Take care. Dave & Shari
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Madison, wi, usa

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

As my son and daughter-in-law told us upon arrival, "it's perfect!" and it was for the five of us (including our 9 month old granddaughter. Clean, spacious, great garden and outdoors hanging out area, everything we needed. Wonderful support from rental agent and her support people ( Javier could not hav been more gracious and helpful). Walking distance to parks and restaurants and markets, including the central plaza. Would easily accommodate 8 adults. Highly recommend!

Dennis and Jane

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guy's, thanks so much for your kind words. Glad we could be part of your lifetime memories. Casa Esplendida and Merida are a wonderful combination for a family get away and it sounds like you would agree. It is so nice to hear when others appreciate all our home and its location have to offer. We looked at many properties before deciding on this, and you are right its location is key to enjoying the great city of Merida. Keep in touch, we hope you visit again. Dave&Shari Berna/owners
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Wausau, WI

Lovely "casa" in Merida!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house to come home to after a day of exploring Merida and the Yucatan. It is spotless and has many lovely touches such as authentic Mexican tiles throughout, a great lay-out, comfortable beds, a well-appointed entertaining kitchen, and a spacious outdoor area for enjoying the cooler Mexican evenings. The English library across the street is great for getting information and meeting people. The property manager, Lee Ann, is also a great source of information about the area. Forget the news you've heard about the dangers of Mexico. The Yucatan is a place apart and we did not have one instance of worrying about our safety during our stay. The Yucatecans are hard-working and honest people who delight in showing off their city of Merida and telling you about the surrounding sites. This would be a perfect place for a family or four couples or a "girls' get-a-way."

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Mary Nell and friends. Gracias for your great reply! We are so glad you had such a fun experience here in Merida and the Yucatan. We look forward to your next visit, and for you to enjoy Casa Esplendida and all that Merida has to offer.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles

- Perfect Location; across from the English Library. Centro

- Local Property Manager available for assistance and emergencies.

- Very quiet neighborhood with roadside parking.

- Easy walking distance to Every local park, museum, theater, restaurants, shopping and the Square

-6 blocks from the Grand Plaza Square

-4 blocks from Easy Way car rental and others

-3 blocks from Santa Lucia Park

-4 blocks from Santiago Park and full market

- 1 & 2 blocks from convenience store (bottled water, basic groceries and, cold drinks)

Other Activities: art galleries, horse & buggy rides, Mayan Ruins


Rates & Availability

Barrio de Santiago House Rental Rates

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Winter Season
Jan 8 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800

We accept PayPal at - or Personal or Bank checks. 1/2 Rent to hold Reservation with Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

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Barrio de Santiago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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