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Peter Curry

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

Award Winning Luxury in Merida Centro - Casa 64

28 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Centro House Rental Photos and Description

The multiple award-winning Casa 64 is ideally located in the Centro Historico of Merida, steps away from the heart of ‘Centro’ - Plaza Grande. With two air conditioned, king bedded master suites and luxurious, modern living space throughout, this is the best place for your next vacation. Explore all that Merida and the surrounding area has to offer and relax in your own luxurious oasis at Casa 64.

Key features:

- Two beautifully spacious king master suites with en-suite baths

- Two covered patios and one sun soaked deck for prime outdoor living

- Modern, well appointed kitchen with Dishwasher (rare in Merida rentals)

- Water filtration/purification system

- Pool

- Indoor/outdoor dining options

- Comfortable indoor living space with modern furniture

- Air conditioned bedrooms

- Flatscreen TV, NETFLIX, HD Cable, DVD

- Wifi throughout

- Full Size Washer/Dryer

- English/Spanish property manager able to assist with local arrangements

- Perfect location to Centro attractions

More details:

Explore Merida and the Yucatan from this sophisticated and contemporary environment - it is truly a luxury.

64 is your own private boutique space - and has been accessorized and furnished accordingly. There is a spectacular pool suite with a movable glass wall, as well as an exceptional master suite with 20 ft high beamed ceilings and reading loft, both with en-suite bathrooms.

This is a light-filled property in the day, and well thought out night-lighting makes for a dramatic evening environment. You can enjoy the sun pool-side, or on the large upper terrace, or enjoy the warmth in the shade in either of two covered terraces.

The well appointed, open-concept kitchen is set up for cooking and opens to the outdoor terrace for al fresco dining and lounging.

For your technology fix there's a flat screen TV and DVD player in the upstairs master (including cable and NETFLIX), wifi internet throughout the house, stereo receiver and cd player in the kitchen with BOSE speakers in the dining room and on the covered patio. The downstairs master has a compact cd player.

Our local english/spanish speaking property manager will be happy to assist renters with arrangements (cars, tours, chef, extra cleaning, airport transfers) and can also arrange to have groceries waiting on your arrival.

64 is a unique balance of colonial and modern architecture located in the UNESCO-protected historic centre (Centro Historico) of Merida, and is ideally situated just four blocks from Parque Santa Lucia and from the main square.

The architect has retained the Colonial facade, and created a modern and contemporary interior. The tilework is an example of how the architect has created a modern property which still references its historical and contextual background - the tilework on the living room and master suite floors, and the kitchen backsplash is a traditional Yucatecan design which has been modified and updated so that it is a simpler two-tone design.

Henry Ponce won the Architectural Digest Award for 'Icons of Design' for Casa 64. Henry is well-known for his ability in blending colonial and contemporary styles. The video attached to this listing shows the flow of the house (note the furniture has changed since this video was shot).

Please send along any question you may have!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Peter Curry (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

About Peter Curry

As a couple of Canadians edging toward the dream of retirement, we're always looking for a great warm place in the winter to get away from our busy lives. We love great architecture, design, art and comfortable spaces where we can relax and entertain friends/family.

Peter Curry purchased this house in 2012

Why Peter Curry chose Merida

Merida is authentic Mexico - and this house is at the center of it all. We get to Merida as often as we can and wanted an easy, spectacular rental property we could call our own. This house certainly fits the bill.

We bought the house in early 2012. The former owners had fantastic taste and we were lucky to keep the best of their furniture. We've updated the living room with new furniture and with a personal love of cooking, fitted out the kitchen fit for a chef.

What makes this house unique

The architect, Henry Ponce delivers on the design details. A perfect balance of old colonial and contemporary features blends to an open, airy concept that works! Many houses of Merida are dark but Casa 64 offers open spaces with wide open doors (spare bedroom with a glass wall that completely opens beside the pool!) and multiple covered and uncovered patios.

The two king beds are the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in (I travel a ton and know good/bad beds), the bedrooms are spacious and ensuite are beautifully appointed.

The house is only four blocks from Plaza Grande, Merida's central and largest square. The same distance from Parc Santa Lucia. A couple blocks further and you find yourself in the main market. Its central location means you absolutely don't need a car for your vacation....and yet there is parking right next door if you have a rental car arranged to see the many sites in the surrounding area (cenotes, Mayan ruins, Tulum, Uxmal, Chelum, Progreso...).

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed staying there. We weren't sure we were going to like it after staying in a renovated colonial, but we really did. The design is stunning, and we particularly liked the furniture, which was much more comfortable than what we had in the other house, particularly the beds and pillows. The towels were great too. The fact that there were several outdoor spaces where one could go and read was nice for a group -- we each had our own private space. The outdoor furniture was high quality and there was a lot of it, so we could each have a lounge, couch or chair, which wasn't true in many of the homes we looked at.



Isabel met us and showed us around the house, and we thought she was terrific -- very thorough and action-oriented. Based on our experience at the other property, your property managers were much better.



We visited Chichen Itza very early one morning before the crowds arrived and the kids were lamenting the fact that they couldn't climb the pyramids which we had done many years earlier. We went to Ek Balam which is another group of ruins where you can still climb, and they really enjoyed it. We also went to the cenote that they have on site, which was much more adventuresome than others we've visited in the past. We didn't pay the extra fees, but when we arrived at the cenote itself, the guides allowed everyone to do the Tarzan swing which was a bit of a thrill for we old people
Dec 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

Award Winning Luxury in Merida Centro - Casa 64
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

Great location and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent 11 nights in this beautiful home. It had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and the AC in the bedrooms worked great, even though it was very hot while we there. When we had a problem, Leonor attended to it right away. We were a 2 minute walk from beautiful Santa Lucia park and 5 minutes from the main square. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: L - Thanks for taking time to post a review. We're glad Casa 64 worked out for you and your daughter. It was a pleasure to have you in our house.
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El Pescadero, BCS, Mexico
5

Second stay even better!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Casa 64, and it was even better than the first! We booked a last-minute stay with Peter, and as others have stated, he was prompt, fair and extremely helpful. His property manager met us as arranged, and when we entered the house, we immediately noticed some upgrades. It is so nice to see someone improving their already lovely home! Casa 64 is an award-winning design, and living there, you are able to appreciate the fine details. It is an intoxicating mix of old and new, with some colonial details and modern flair. This place can easily accommodate four guests, but for a couple, it is outrageously luxurious! There are so many places to relax, on the sun deck lounge chairs, in the front room with it's high ceiling and chandelier, or by the refreshing pool. The two bedrooms are both amazing and completely different. When it got too hot to enjoy those areas, we would turn on the a/c upstairs in the master suite and watch netflix, wait until nightfall, and then stroll around the amazing city of Merida. The location is perfect! We walked to excellent restaurants every night, and there is a delicious gelato shop on the way home. The city itself has free cultural events every night, and is a starting point for exploring the archaeological ruins of the Maya. Casa 64 is truly a gem. It was so nice to return to a place and like it even better the second time around. Thank you for sharing your amazing home, Peter!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: KM - it was fantastic to have both of you back for your holiday in Merida. I'm glad to hear you found some of the great places to eat in the area around the house... yes, the Gelato is a nice treat to have so close.
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Austin, TX
5

Who Would Ever Want To Leave?!!

  • 5 of 5

The anticipation of what we expected was well worth the wait! Seeing this beautiful home in pictures can't prepare you for the breathtaking architecture and design! The home is perfectly located in Merida! With many attractions and sights within walking distance. The essence of the city is at your doorstep but yet you feel the privacy and comfort behind the large wooden doors! A stroll for fresh baked "sweet bread" is but a 100 yards away; not to mention grabbing your morning cup of coffee or hot chocolate to accompany your sweets. All the restaurants within the Centro are delicious and offer a variety of tastes and authenticity of the Yucatan. Major attractions are just a short drive or tour bus away. A "must' see are the ruins at Chichen Itza and definitely a Cenote! This city has rich history and beautiful sights to see and take in. This house is the OASIS of Merida after a long day of shopping , eating and taking in the sights! We can not wait to get back and enjoy of what I am certain will become our NEW HOME! This HOME AND MERIDA are places you will never forget and HURRY to return to! The owner was very helpful with recommendations and information to help us quickly acclimate to the city and the surroundings. The property manager was just an email away for any services or local information we required. Great hospitality that made for a very comfortable stay! I would strongly recommend this house and encourage to look no further than this perfect place for the best experience possible!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: AA - It was great to have you stay at Casa 64 with us for your first trip to Merida. So happy you had a great time. Come back soon!
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5

We loved this house!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as the pictures show! Everything worked beautifully and the house manager was

always available for anything we needed! Great place for walking to so many of the wonderful plazas and

restaurants. I would highly recommend this house and hope to return in the future~

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: D - I'm glad you had a good trip to Merida and the house worked out for you. We'll look forward to having you back some time.
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5

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Casa 64 was a wonderfully designed and very comfortable place to stay in the heart of Merida Centro. It was a terrific location near the best sights and restaurants. The pool was a welcome reprieve from the heat of the day, and a perfect way to refresh for a late dinner. The owner and property manager were very attentive to our needs as well. I would definitely recommend this house. I also recommend Los Dos Cooking School, which is walking distance from Casa 64, and a great way to learn about authentic regional foods.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: PM - It was great to have you at our house. I'm glad you got off to the municipal market - such a great place. Thank you for taking a few minutes to post this review.
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Ottawa Canada
5

top ratings deserved.

  • 5 of 5

This house is a little gem in a perfect location in Merida. Peter is awesome to deal with. He is fair and honest. I have arranged a number of rentals around the world, and own a vacation rental in Florida. So my standards are high . This is exactly as presented. Within walking distance of great restaurants and the city sites a car is unnecessary.

Without hesitation I recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ML - Thanks so much for taking time to post this. It was great to have you stay at the house. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Rates & Availability

Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$206
$1,309
 
 
US Thankgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$239
$1,674
 
 
High Season
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$206
$1,309
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$267
$1,890
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$206
$1,309
 
 
Summer
Apr 17 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$142
$990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

- Parking rates approximately $35/week for secure lot with 24 hr access
- Airport Transfers available to be booked through property manager (approx $23 each way)

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Amenities

Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

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