About Katherine Myles
We are Katherine and Huw Myles and we live in Singapore. We visited Merida, fell in love with the city and the people and decided to buy a house for holidays and family visits. We love Merida - the people are friendly and welcoming in all areas we have traveled to. It a very safe place. The beaches at Progreso are just 40 minutes away by bus (a continual bus service runs nearby every few minutes. There are beaches all long the Gulf of Mexico coast, at Sisal, Celestun and Chuburna Puerto, each with low-cost restaurants selling fresh fish and sea food. We especially like the low cost of living! We often eat out at less than 80 pesos a head - less than USD $4, and the variety of fresh fruit and vegetables is amazing!
Katherine Myles purchased this House in 2016
Why Katherine Myles chose Centro
We bought Casa Cecilia in 2017 and our remodeling ended in May. Casa Cecilia is on Calle 49, within walking distance of all the interesting downtown areas: Santiago Park, big supermarkets (there are just four supermarkets in Centro and we are lucky to be close to two). The famous La Negrita cantina (great Mescal and beer on tap!) is around 15 minutes walk away. Casa Cecilia is in a quiet neighbourhood, and while we really enjoy Merida's great cantinas with live music, we like to stroll back to a quiet neighbourhood afterwards! (We have an insiders guide to the best cantinas in Merida available. Please ask. There is also a copy in the house) If you don't want to walk everywhere, there is the 49 bus every five minutes that runs past the front door and takes you to Walmart and shopping mall at Plaza America. In the other direction, it travels along the next street, Calle 47, and takes you downtown. You are also a few blocks from Plaza Santa Ana which has a great open food market and Paseo Montejo, the wonderful 'Champs Elysee' of Merida with its trees, horse carriage taxis, up-market restaurants and bars (and another Walmart).
What makes this House unique
As well as being close to so much that Merida has to offer, Casa Cecilia is perfect for anyone who enjoys beautiful homes. We installed nice bedrooms with en-suite showers, a lovely big swimming pool, and a wonderful huge and well-equiped kitchen, great for guests to sit and chat. In the big kitchen, there is a second dining table and chairs. There is a more formal table and chairs in the front room.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Say yes to Casa Cecilia.
Our stay at Casa Cecilia was our first visit to Mérida, and we picked a great place for the price. The home was just as described in the listing, except for the light flooding the home; that was sublime.
The pool was AMAZING: clean, clear, just the right temperature, and depth. Perfect relief from the Mérida heat. The AC in the front bedroom made for comfortable sleep. We did not use the back room, although it looked inviting.
The home was clean and well stocked with kitchen wares.
And what can I say about Carlos, the property manager? His assistance from check in to check out was superb.
In all, a great place.
Casa Cecilia Delivered
It was very easy to rent Casa Cecilia. The owner, Katherine was quite prompt to respond to our initial inquiry and follow ups. The necessary paperwork was handled via emails and scanning forms. Casa Cecilia was exactly as presented on VRBO. It was extremely hot during our stay in Merida but the Casa could be cooled down as needed. The pool was a gift everyday. The furnishings were comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. It was easy to either walk or take Uber to anywhere in the city. We made some casual conversations with our neighbors and that added to the trip. Thank you Carlos for your attention to our needs. Will certainly stay here again.
Very nice house in central Mérida
Overall a wonderful place to call home while in Mérida! House has all the amenities needed but be sure hot water tank is on and expect little water pressure. Although not a lot within walking distance, very centrally located and super easy and inexpensive to Uber. Pool is bigger than photos show and the perfect relief from the heat, as was the air conditioning we used in the bedrooms. Washing machine was helpful and clothes dried quickly on the line. The first 5 liters of water are purchased for you and getting more is a close walk. Would recommend.
C'est la deuxième fois que nous venons à la Casa Cecilia.
C'est une belle maison typique rénovée du Yucatan.
La cuisine est fonctionnelle et surtout avec beaucoup d'espace et de commodité. Il y a deux belles grandes chambres avec salles de bain privées, une salle de lavage, un grand salon, bref un bel endroit pour y vivre ses vacances.
A l'arrière, il y a un beau patio et sa piscine de 3 X 5 mètres, ce qui est très agréable par temps chaud.
Il y a aussi Carlos qui est très disponible lorsque nous avons besoin d'aide.
Le seul petit problème, c'est un peu loin du centre ville mais ça nous donne l'occasion de prendre une bonne marche.
Conclusion: nous vous recommandons cette location.
It’s been a pleasure to have you return to Casa Cecilia Lyse! I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again next year.
Beautiful outdoor space!
The pool area is great and so is the back bedroom. There are some issues with noise as the house is on a bus route and somewhat noisy. I may have had bad luck because a neighbor played loud music for several days. When it wasn’t playing, I enjoyed the sounds of birds and the beauty of the trees. The house is definitely big enough for two couples. The WiFi is good and Carlos, the manager, is fantastic. He responds to all your concerns and problems quickly and effectively. The furnishings are basic and the sheets need to be replaced—they are torn at the edges and feel like polyester which isn’t the best for hot climates. The air conditioners make the bedrooms comfortable. Even with reservations, I would be happy to stay at Casa Cecilia again.
Cecelia thank you so much for your feedback.
We have now replaced all the sheets with high grade cotton sheets.
As for the man next door, I think you got very unlucky and we are sorry about that. in all the time we lived there we never had an issue.
The bus service is a great asset to the house with buses going to Walmart along Calle 49 (our road) and Centro along Calle 47 (the road 1 block away) for less than ~US$0.50 a trip paid on the bus.
We hope to have you back in Casa Cecilia!
Lovely location in Santiago
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Casa Cecelia. It provided a nice base to explore Merida. The casa is well equipped with all one needs if you wish to cook in. The courtyard and pool was a great place to relax. Carlos, the manager was knowledgeable and helpful. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay at Casa Cecelia again.