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Historic French Colonial Mansion

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights


Centro House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Large Covered Patio, Large Pool, Gardens And 3 Fountains,

Maison Azul is located in the historic district of Merida. We are walking distance to almost everything. Restaurants, festivals, shops and museums are just blocks away. Our property was newly renovated in 2012 and was carefully designed to retain the charm of a past era while adding the conveniences of modern living. The main house boasts 17 foot ceilings, antique pasta tiles, 13 foot arches and gorgeous crystal chandeliers throughout. The grand salon has restored 100 year old fresco painting on the walls framed by gorgeous arches overlooking the pool and gardens. 3 of the bedrooms are in the main house and the 4th room is in the casita on the opposite side of the pool. The casita consists of a bedroom with an extra large bathroom featuring a sunken shower that overlooks the gardens and/or the pool. It also has a private outdoor shower. The pool, courtyard and covered patios are nestled in the center of the property with gardens and the casita toward the rear of the property. Wild parrots stop by the large trees surrounding our property for a little bit of the tropics in the middle of the city. Our garden includes orange trees, banana trees, an avocado tree, green and yellow coco palms, as well as a royal palm. The large pool was designed to combine the look of a european fountain with the natural turquoise waters of a cenote. It is the perfect place to relax after a busy day sightseeing. For the culinary lover in your group, the kitchen has a stainless steel professional stove with plancha or griddle. The kitchen has 3 large windows that overlook the pool, the gardens and the inner courtyard so the cook never feels left out of the activities in the house. With three fountains scattered throughout the property, the atmosphere is set for a romantic and relaxing retreat. The house includes a/cs in all 4 bedrooms and can sleep 8 - 10 people on 4 king beds and one futon. Ceiling fans in every room combined with the 17 feet ceilings keep the living areas surprisingly cool. The house also includes wifi, cable, a flat screen TV, DVD player, 1 security cabinet for valuables also included in the master bedroom..

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Sherry Fauscett
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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About Sherry Fauscett

My husband, Stan, and I spend most of the year in Mexico between our home and vacation rental on Isla Mujeres called Magi Azul and our home in Merida. We spent the past year renovating Maison Azul and are happy to share it with fellow travelers who love the beauty, the architecture and culture that make Merida so magical.

Sherry Fauscett purchased this house in 2012

Why Sherry Fauscett chose Merida

This property is for the person who appreciates the romance of a historic home. Great care was taken to keep the charm and elegance of a bygone era. It has a lush garden and a beautiful, pool area, as well as, spacious outdoor covered patios. The house is filled with windows so the rooms are light and airy and the large arches bring the outdoors in.

What makes this house unique

We are close to everything. I walk everywhere. I am a real lover of outdoor markets and I have 3 different ones to chose from. I love walking down the tree lined streets of Paseo Montejo in the mornings. Sometimes my husband and I along with our 13 year old daughter walk down for homemade sorbet at Colon on Paseo Montejo and sit at their side walk cafe in the cool of the evening.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Historic French Colonial Mansion
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

An Absolute Treasure

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at your wonderful property was beyond our most ambitious expectations. Our wedding outside of Merida was delightful, but your house serving as a quiet retreat oasis made the week very special.

We stayed at the house with our photographer and florists and their partners, and we were all so very inspired by your place. For all of us, it created a wonderful place to come home to after our busy days.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the gift of your creativity and impeccable taste in putting together such a treasure. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reviews like yours make me so happy. I really enjoyed looking at your wedding photos. Thank you for taking the time to e-mail them. You were a beautiful bride. I hope you will visit us again your next visit to Merida. Sincerely, Sherry
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Staying at Maison Azul

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in the center of Merida. Tall ceilings and beautiful tiled floors are complimented with vintage armoires and seating. You can lounge in comfy couches in the library which is full of books including ones on Mexican design and cooking.

Each room in the main house centers around the entry way and leads out to a lush interior courtyard. There is a covered porch where my family and I spent most of our time. Throughout the exterior, lights and fountains bring the space alive in the evenings. The well appointed kitchen has everything you need for making great meals. Bottled water and coffee maker are welcome amenities and the juicer led to some fine margaritas.

Victoria comes into clean several days a week. Not sure we needed her there quite so often but she was very friendly.

We ate at Apoala just down the street which was excellent. The owner supplied us with several emails giving us tips on places to eat, what fiestas were happening when...Really helpful for first time visitors like us. I would highly recommend Maison Azul to fellow visitors.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. I hope we can serve you again your next visit to Merida!
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Onalaska, Wisconsin

Maison Azul is a jewel!

  • 5 of 5

Our family highly recommends Maison Azul for it is a sacred space with beautifully appointed rooms for indoor and outdoor living. The pool and the casita provide a unique experience that fitted our family well. I can’t think of a prettier, better maintained property. The responsive owners know what travelers expect these days…from the wifi to the thirst towels, etc. Along with answering every one of our questions the owners recommended Lawson tours which led us to Uzmal ruins one day and a Mayan cooking experience the next. Both memorable! We love Merida and our walks to Centro and Santa Anna. Too many restaurants and activities in the area to name! Choose Maison Azul and you will feel a part of Merida’s fabric and not just a tourist.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura for writing a lovely review. Your group was a pleasure to serve. I hope we see you again in our beautiful Merida. Sincerely, Sherry
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  • 5 of 5

This house really is spectacular, it is actually even better than it looks in the photos! Every room has been tastefully renovated with lots of lovely details. Spotlessly clean, big comfy beds, beautiful bathrooms and a fabulous refreshing pool. Sherry was super helpful too. Cannot recommend this property enough, we had a really nice time and would go back tomorrow if we could. Thank you Sherry.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warren, Ohio

Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This home took our week long vacation in Merida to the next level. The pictures do NOT do it justice. It is a beautiful, relaxing place to live. Returning there after a day of exploring the city was a pleasure in it's self. The place is large and even with three couples we were never " on top of each other." The owners (who live there when it's not rented) spared no expense when they remodeled. Everything from the linens to the bath fixtures are first class. If this house is within your budget, stop looking at other places and BOOK IT! You'll be thrilled with it.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy your family enjoyed the house and Merida. It was a pleasure meeting you and serving you. I hope we see you again!
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Merida Cathedral
Heladeria El Colon
Plaza Altabrisa
Museo de Arte
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Merida Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: not necessary

Maison Azul is located in the historic district of Merida known as el Centro. Located 3 to 7 blocks from the popular Plaza Grande, Santa Lucia, and Santa Ana Parks, Maison Azul is the perfect retreat after a busy day of sight seeing. Whether you want to lounge in the pool, read on the covered patio, or just doze in a hammock beneath our orange trees, Maison Azul is an oasis in the heart of the city. We are conveniently located walking distance to the famous Paseo Montejo, as well as, markets, festivals, museums, shops and restaurants. So there is always plenty to do.


Rates & Availability

Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 9 2016 - Dec 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

The Standard rates above are based on groups of 4 or less. For groups of 5 to 6 there is a $15 per night charge and groups of 7-8 there is a $25 per night charge.

Normally the Carriage House is included with the main house, but according to availability the Carriage House is also available apart from the main house for a nightly rental fee of $99.

50% of your total is needed to secure your reservation. Your balance is due 90 days before your arrival. We accept credit cards or instructions can be given to send a bank wire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , huge, chandeliers, arches, opens to pool
    Mural room bath - toilet , shower , Stainglass, chandeliers, stone urn sink, small but gorgeous.
    Casita Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , outdoor shower , Ex large, opens to garden and pool
  • All three of the bathrooms are beautiful with very unique features such as stone carved bath faucet (casita), stone urn turned to a sink and an arched stained glass window (mural room) and the master has a huge arch that is glassed in and opens to the pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Extra large masterbath that opens through arch to the pool.
    Mural Suite - 1 king , French doors to fountain courtyard.
    The Casita Suite - 1 king , Ex-large bath opens to pool with indoor and outdoor shower.
    The Guest Room - 1 king , Ex- large room with sitting area and King size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
More photos and information are available on our website, as well as our terms and policies. Please read to be an informed guest. I would list them here but they do not give me enough space. To insure that my clients have seen and read my terms and policies on my website. I am now requiring that they sign a rental agreement. With all the scams going on now, rental agreements are recommended for the peace of mind of prospective renters, as well as, the owners and to insure that guests and hosts are legitimate. So I have decided to incorporate one into my rental process, as well as, an official receipt for your records. If you have any guestions or concerns about any of my polices, please feel free to ask. These policies are to protect both the interests of the renter and the host. We want your stay to be a safe and happy one.

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