|Space||1,400 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This is a beautifully restored colonial house in the tranquil historic neighborhood of La Ermita, standing on one of the oldest cobblestone streets in the great city of Merida. The house is centrally located nine blocks from Merida's colorful main square, nine blocks from the splendid main market, and only steps away from lovely La Ermita Park and the neighborhood's botanic garden.
The house is ideal for a couple, a cozy home with original Yucatecan doors and windows, skylights, and dazzling pasta tile floors. A generous covered outdoor dining area opens out to a patio, pool, and garden. A charming staircase leads you up to a sunny roof terrace. The large, renovated kitchen is bright, fully equipped, and cook friendly, with a dishwasher and ample storage. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, and the modern bathroom includes a shower large enough for two. The original 18' high ceilings help keep all the rooms cool and airy.
Due to the staircase and the depth of the pool, the house may not be suitable for small children.
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from our management company, who will help you to settle in and answer any questions you may have about the house and about the city. Airport transportation can also be provided. If you choose to rent a car, parking is readily available on the street at all times, directly in front of the house.
We invite you to make yourself at home here, and hope you will enjoy the house while you are exploring this vibrant, unique, lovely city and all the wonderful surrounding areas.
We live in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., and work in film and television. We love Mexico, and have been especially drawn to Merida, the wonderful capital city of the Yucatan, and to Yucatecan culture in general.
Derrick Tseng and Teresa Mastropierro purchased this house in 2006
We were attracted to Merida from having visited in the past, and were encouraged by friends who live there to look into purchasing property. It is a vibrant, growing city where tradition and modern life mix gracefully. Its location in the heart of the Yucatan makes it an ideal departure point for exploring the rest of the country. It's an easy place to spend a lot of time in -- a perfect home away from home.
We enjoy the sunny, tropical climate, the warmth of the people, the slower pace of life, the wonderful food, and the immediate connection to Yucatecan culture.
Beautiful, well maintained property. Located in a great neighborhood within walking distance to parks, restaurants and the main plaza in Merida. The owners were absolutely wonderful and their management team was outstanding. The house was comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and the outdoor space and pool were private and beautiful. Generous with linens, towels, etc.
Walk out of the house, take a left and go 2 blocks to a small park and enjoy marquesitas and freshly made fries or potato chips. Out of the house, take a right, go about 4 blocks through the arches to a larger park. Easy walk to the main plaza. Grocery stores - out of house, cross street, go two blocks (Calle 75, I think).
We would happily return to Casa Ermita for our winter break!
This casita is lovely, and very well appointed. We really enjoyed our stay. The district is a bit under-serviced, but it's not too far a walk to the main square and the action.
had a nice time there in Merida. The owners were very helpful as was the lady that opened it and showed us around Ms. Amanda. The home has everything except a good TV but there is too much to see so we didn't need it we were too tired at the end of each night to worry much about that. The home was very nice well kept well maintained. Be advised that the street that the home is on is very busy one way cobblestone ancient street and can be loud so bring ear plugs for those who can't abide the noise when it comes to sleeping. We would and will stay here again ! There are many restaurants within walking distance. The home has a nice kitchen and a small pool, a full size washer and dryer everything was great. We used Travel Advisor to find local attractions and restaurants.
We had a great stay. 3 nights in mid-July. The city gets hot/humid that time of year, but you can still stay cool in the house! Even though pool is small and shallow, it managed to stay refreshing throughout the day and night. Overall great style, very clean, awesome laundry.
Couple of things to note:
- Gentleman who let us in when we arrived mentioned internet would be down for 12-24 hours. It never came back the whole time we were there. There are plenty of travel books available in the house, so we weren't totally in the dark, but the location isn't easy walking-distance any internet cafes (as far as our disconnected research could find), so if you're planning on doing work while travelling, that might be problem here. Or maybe it was a one-time thing. :)
- Location is great if you have a car. All of our research for exploring Merida pointed us north quite a ways, so I don't recommend this house if you're without a car. We walked it a few times, but the crowded sidewalks, zooming busses, and heat made the walk unpleasant to do over and over.
- Friendly neighbor woke us up on a Sunday morning to let us know to move our car due to a weekly street closing for bicycles. He seemed surprised that we weren't warned. Very nice guy! There were a couple other cars parked still on the street that didn't get towed, but I'm happy to not have taken any chances. Check with the owners about the Sunday parking issue to get more clarity.
Again, overall very happy, definitely 5 stars.
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful week in this lovely home. The size and layout were perfect, the kitchen complete, the lanai amazing and the pool SO refreshing. Everything was spotless. The neighborhood was quiet with a cute little grocery store a couple of blocks away (turn left leaving the house, first left, then first right and down a half block) where we got toasted sandwiches for breakfast. Restaurants Chaya Maya (Yucatecan) and Dadaumpa (Italian) were great. Highly recommend, would stay here again in a heartbeat.
My wife and I had the opportunity to spend the last week of 2014 in this wonderful home in the warm city of Merida. We love outdoor style of colonial living and this is a perfect house to do it with the large covered terrace, hammocks and of course the refreshing pool to cool off in if you ever get too warm. We didn't do too much in the way of cooking but the kitchen is perfectly equipped if you that inclination. The bedroom has a very comfortable firm queen that we slept perfectly on, a spacious closet and beautiful bathroom with a huge rain shower. The location is great for exploring as many have already mentioned before. It is just a few blocks to Churches/Squares of San Juan, La Ermita and San Sebastian and just a little further to Plaza Grande. Cabs and Carriages are also very easy to find at the San Juan Square if you don't feel like walking. The cabs are also very affordable and I don't believe our fare was more than $25 pesos (or $2 USD) for any ride in el Centro. You can also catch many of the "combis" at San Juan which take you to smaller pueblo communities outside of Merida. We employed this means of transportation to get to Muna and then onward to the Mayan ruins at Uxmal. This is just everyday travel for the locals but for us what an adventure! Also, the owners and property managers were very accommodating and we owe a special thanks to Andy who interrupted her Christmas evening to meet us upon our arrival! We would definitely recommend this house to anyone who is coming to Merida whether it is to relax in your private compound and lounge by the pool or as home base to explore the city and further into the Yucatan countryside, or both!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
there will be a ( typically ) small additional charge for electricity, determined by meter readings, that is mostly a function of air conditioner use .
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.