About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)
Casa Sisal is located in the Mayan village of Sac Chich, 35 minutes from the city of Merida, but worlds away. Relax in the privacy of this contemporary home. Casa Sisal is adjacent to Hacienda Sac Chich, Casa de Maquinas ( VRBO # 202866) .
Surrounded by water lily reflecting ponds and a large green lawn this 2000 square foot home is built within the 2 acre henequen drying fields of the hacienda and is enclosed by the haciendas original 10-foot wall, creating its own private world.
Casa Sisal has 2 BEDROOMS (ONE KING AND TWO QUEENS), 2 BATHS, FULL KITCHEN, LIVING AREA AND DINING FOR 8. Walk out of the living area on one side you'll find a patio with a 30 foot lily pond and out the other side is a beautiful 3-sided infinity edge SWIMMING POOL, palapa and patio.
The sunken living room has a large couch, fireplace, flat screen monitor for viewing DVD’s and the home is wired for sound and i-pod ready. This home is constructed of hard woods, limestone and plaster polished to a sleek finish by the ancient Mayan technique called chukum. EACH WINDOW IS SCREENED, EVERY ROOM HAS FANS AND THE HOUSE IS FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED. The ceiling and door heights are 10 feet giving every room a sense of great space. The house is lit very dramatically and on the lawn there are 2 rows of 9 royal palms that at night seem to be suspended in space.
The great lawn in front of the house is 2 acres and is a perfect place for playing frisbee, soccer or volleyball. The sky at night can be viewed while lounging on the chaise lounge by the pool or in the back or even while dining inside the house. Designed to experience the beauty of the Yucatan light and sky you will find Casa Sisal a respite from it all.
Casa Sisal is just outside of the town Acanceh, 10 minutes from the Cancun/Merida highway 180 where you can drive to Chichen Itza ( 45 minutes), Izamal (40 minutes), Progresso (45 minutes) and is exactly a 3 hour drive to Cancun. We are 5 minutes from the Convent Route which is the road to not only many of the Convents (Tecoh, Muni, Mani, Ticul) but the Mayan Site of Mayapan( 20 Min), Loltun Caves ( 1 hour). Uxmal is also 1 hour away. We are also close to many cenotes where you can swim in crystal clear water . The Cuzama cenotes are 25 minutes away.
This house shares the private entrance to the Hacienda Sac Chich ( VRBO # 202866) and has its own winding driveway that leads to a private entrance and parking area.
There is a housekeeping staff to wash dishes, do laundry, clean daily and change linens on beds every three days.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
Being frequent visitors to the Pacific beaches and colonial central Mexico since the 70's we read about the restored haciendas of the Yucatan. In 2001 we went on the first of many "hacienda hopping" trips to the Yucatan. The grandeur, architectural scale, historical and economic relevance and process of restoration of these haciendas intrigued us and soon we were researching haciendas for sale on the internet. It wasn't until we rented a Hacienda for my 50th Birthday in 2003 that we experienced a sense of ownership while entertaining friends and family there. On that trip we toured hacienda Sac Chich, shortly thereafter made an offer and 5 months later it was ours. Sac Chich was the first and only hacienda we looked at for sale. In 2006 we purchased the drying field lands and in 2008 we began construction on Casa Sisal. This is Sac Chich 2010 with architecture in a modern vernacular. Casa Sisal opens itself up to the magnificent sky and light of the Yucatan. It is comfortable, magical and serene. We always knew we would someday have a home in Mexico, but always envisioned the Pacific coast or colonial interior. The Yucatan became the pure isolated uncomplicated Mexico that we remembered from travels 30 years ago.
Cynthia purchased this House in 2006
Why Cynthia chose Centro
Being at Sac Chich is our opportunity to stop. We are surrounded by such tropical lushness and architectural grandness that sometimes you find yourself just sitting taking it all in. The simple sounds of the village children playing or a dog barking mingles with the bamboo swaying and clacking in the wind or the amazing birds that sing all day. We relax and enjoy the people we are with, swim, read a book,nap in a hammock, bird watch, play pool games, volleyball,frisbee,card games, charades,enjoy music, dine by candlelight. We are always hopping in the car to explore and discover. We go to Mayan ruins, cenotes to snorkel and swim, nearby haciendas to just see or relax and have lunch or dinner on their patios, go to the beach and eat seafood in Progresso or Celestun, visit Merida for tacos at our favorite taco stands, visit the early weekend market downtown Merida or enjoy one of the many cultural events that take place all week long there. Sometimes we just get in the car and drive and head down a road towards a village we have never been and stop in a tortilleria to get a stack of fresh tortillas. We always find smiling and curious Mayan people, giggling children and if we're lucky there is a tienda next door with very cold Mexican Coke in a glass bottle for us to enjoy! It is the simple pleasures of being at the hacienda that gives us the greatest joy!
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After a 3 weeks travel in Mexico, Casa Sisal was the best retreat we could have had for our last three days in this beautiful country. Carefully designed house with outstanding comfort, amazing garden with fireflies, great pool and palms. Very friendly and welcoming hosts. It was great to see the amazing work Cyndy and Howie have done to have such a great place in a small village in Mexico! We loved the contrasts between the surroundings, the reconstructed hacienda and the new Casa Sisal. Would love to travel to Merida so we could stay in this amazing place again.
A dream come true
Hacienda Sac Chich was everything we'd expected and some more. We hosted our wedding there and came away with rave reviews. The compound is GORGEOUS but without being pretentious. We will always remember our swims in the well-maintained pools, our outdoor dinners by the fireflies, and our stays in the tastefully decorated bedrooms. As a bonus, the hacienda is easily accessible for those visiting from Merida and Cancun/PDC/Tulum; Cyndy and her house staff were ultra-attentive to all of our needs; and it all came at a reasonable cost. We recommend the Hacienda without reservations to anybody looking for a memorable experience in the Yucatan, and we hope to visit again sooner than later.
BEST EXPERIENCE EVER
This place was absolutely STUNNING. Cyndy was such a pleasure to work with. Beyond helpful and accommodating. Also the house staff were lovely. So helpful and kind. Everything about our time and wedding here was amazing. Not a single hiccup or complaint. Loved every moment. Would recommend it 100%
wunderful time after a roundtrip through Mexico
We stayed for 10 days in the Hacienda at casa sisal in early September. We enjoyed the quietness, the feeling to be in the nature there, the places around and to live in an outstanding design object.
Cyndy and Howie as well as Wilhelm and the staff made us everything comfortable, so could enjoy the heat in the pool, the frogsound in the evenings and the lights of fireflies when it gets dark.
Merida is close, with a lot of fantastic possibilities for food. Uxmal and Chichen Itza are 1h away, Mayapan only 30 min. Enjoy the cenotes around ... it is amazing to swim there. But the best is the feeling, when you come back to Casa Sisal after all these activities ...
An absolute dream
We had our wedding at Hacienda Sac Chich—it was an absolute dream. Casa Sisal’s architecture is even more outstanding than you imagine it, with each detail thoughtfully considered—from the way those enormous windows slide gently in their pockets to the waterfall showerhead in the sun-filled master bath. The master bed was heavenly, as is sleeping surrounded by the scents and sounds of the jungle before taking a quiet early morning dip. The central living area was beautiful open air or closed, day or starry night, and the great palm-lined lawn was breathtaking whether during the usual brilliant sunshine or the one gray afternoon we spent in our robes watching tropical birds stop by in the drizzle.
Cyndy, Howie, and the staff were not just warm and attentive hosts but were easygoing in response to the sundry needs that came up surrounding the wedding (including providing a great list of suggested vendors). We had the staff prepare a delicious dinner to welcome our families to Mexico (a night we were surprised by fireflies), and a wedding-day brunch of fruit plates, chilaquiles, and mimosas for our guests staying across the lawn at Casa de Maquinas.
The hacienda is near the small village of Acanceh, as well as a number cenotes and ruins—but we couldn’t bring ourselves to leave the grounds. Mérida, the nearest city, is about 40 minutes away and full of fantastic markets, restaurants, and bars (as well as beautiful places to stay for our guests).
We daydreamed about visiting Casa Sisal before we were engaged, then dreamed about it throughout our engagement—but from the moment we walked in (past the lily pond, to the aroma of fresh-baked banana bread) it exceeded those dreams. It’s a truly special place run by truly special people, and we can’t wait to visit again.
Stay in a home that wins prizes for it's design and hospitality!
Casa Sisal is approached from across an expanse of lawn that is set off by palm trees against rock walls by day and a chorus of fireflies by night. The pool reflects the moods of the sky and cools you in clear water a few steps from your bedroom doors. The house itself holds surprises and exquisite features in every room and opens completely to the outdoors whenever you wish. This house is heaven. I can't wait to go back and take friends or family!
The owners are some of the best and most welcoming people in the world. Their exquisite taste is reflected in every aspect of this beautiful and magical place. Thank you to everyone there who made our stay so fulfilling!
Casa Sisal has access to a regulation size bocce ball court that is located on the Hacienda Sac Chich property