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Contemporary Mexican Villa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Stunning villa in Merida Centro, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

This all-new construction luxury villa (2014) is truly an impeccable contemporary jewel in historic Centro. Located on the very best street in the historical center of Mérida, this modern hacienda home offers location, location, location. There are two cafes on the street (French and Thai). And, fabulous Santa Lucia park is only four blocks away.

With modern construction, you won’t skimp on amenities. Enjoy air conditioning in all rooms, a dedicated media room with 50-inch TV, high-end appliances, washer/dryer and ensuites in three spacious bedrooms. Furnished with an eye for local Mexican style, the kitchen countertops are of local stone, acapulco chairs adorn the garden and decorative elements and tile floors warm the space throughout.

• Air conditioning – energy efficient to save on electricity bills

• All new construction

• Ample storage inside and out

• Appliances top-of-the-line: refrigerator, stovetop, oven, microwave, washer, dryer

• Automatic irrigation system

• Cable TV/ Internet - 231 TV channels including HBO

• Carport/ Parking for 4 cars

• Ceiling Fans

• Ceramic tile floors throughout

• Countertops of local stone in kitchen & bathrooms

• Electric gate

• 40' swimming pool

• Safe drinking water system for entire house with water purification & softener system

• Total backyard privacy

• Walk in closets

More Details

Property Manager
Gary Schwartz
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Gary Schwartz

We are from New York and San Francisco, and fell in love with Mérida and all that it offers. We love the many dining choices nearby and the vast number of cultural events going on within a short walk in Mérida. We hope that you will enjoy our home and our adopted city as much as we do!

Gary Schwartz purchased this villa in 2014

Why Gary Schwartz chose Centro

Located on Calle 66, one of the most popular streets in the heart of Santiago/Santa Ana/Santa Lucia, you’re steps away from the Santiago Park, six blocks from the grand boulevard of Paseo Montejo, and just a few blocks from Santa Lucia - a restored plaza with Centro’s top restaurants, bars, live music and cultural events, and more. The very best of Mérida is within an easy walk, including the local symphony, local food markets, movie theaters and museums, as well as Mérida’s main square.

Only steps to the Mérida English Library and Santiago Park and Mercado, and within six blocks to Paseo Montejo, Santa Lucia Plaza, the symphony, movies, restaurants, museums, theater, and Merida’s central square--Plaza Grande.

This exquisite 3BR/3.5BA villa plus bonus sun room/ office contains approximately 4,196 square feet under roof of construction, towering 20 foot high living area ceilings, and is situated on one of the largest lots in its neighborhood. Downstairs master bedroom suite has garden and pool views through floor-to-ceiling windows around.

A totally indoor-outdoor living experience awaits you in this luxurious hacienda home with its’ ideal north-facing exposure. Indoor living floats seamlessly through the plentiful glass windows into the stunning 40’ swimming pool with infinity edge and tropical gardens. The indoors and outdoors are elegantly connected throughout the entire home.

What makes this villa unique

To be in a stunning 21st century villa in the midst of Mérida's historic centro is truly living the good life. It is like staying at your own private tropical resort, with lush gardens and fabulous 40' swimming pool.

The center of the property is all about entertaining. It was designed to feel intimate when you are at home alone or if you happen to be entertaining 20 guests that night – it works both ways.

Off-street parking for up to 4 cars means there is no hassle renting a car and not having somewhere to park it - a common complaint in Mérida’s bustling Centro. Combined with a video phone entry system, your stay will be safe and secure.

Weekly pool and maid service is included, as well the amenities and comforts of modern living. This contemporary hacienda offers everything you need for a perfect stay from a few days to a few weeks or more!

One of the most amazing rental opportunities to come along in a great while!


Centro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath is ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest bedroom has bath ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 3 has bath ensuite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite - downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest suite - upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All three bedrooms are ensuite. The first master downstairs has a queen bed. The second master is upstairs with a queen. The third bedroom is set up as a combination bedroom/ entertainment center. The bed is a very comfortable double futon bed. It can be made up solely as a bed or it can be utilized as a sofa in the TV room and then made into the bed in the evenings, whichever you prefer.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Located in a great section of Merida historic centro, close to Santa Ana park, church and market. Walking distance to Calle 60 & Paseo de Montejo, Merida's famous tree-lined boulevard where a short stroll will take you by many elegant colonial mansions, museums and galleries. Great restaurants and shopping close at hand.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Wonderful!!!! Good location!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and has everything we needed. We enjoy the swimming pool a lot. The location is excellent for walking downtown and Paseo Montejo. Rosalinda did an excellent job taking care of all the details.

We will definitely stay there again.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmonton, Canada

Dreams fulfilled

  • 5 of 5

Not having travelled much in Mexico and, although we have stayed in VRBOs before, this was a full month and a significant consideration fur my wife and I. I must say that this stay was everything we hoped it would be and much, much more! The property is a beautiful as it is depicted and we feel the layout is superb. The house is oriented east to west and with prevailing east breezes the house and lot capitalized on this benefit beautifully. The outdoor patio is located right off the kitchen and is fully covered by the structure that is the third bedroom, keeping it well shaded and allowing the breeze to play through all day, every day ensuring the temperature was very, very comfortable day and night. Strategic use of open windows and full blinds allowed us to maintain a very livable temperature inside almost all the time. We were there the last half of March and the first half of April 2017 and saw temperatures toward the end at 40C (104F). During the day we spent most time on the deck and in the beautiful pool. we only used A/C in the M-bedroom for 4/5 nights allowing the windows and ceiling fans to do a good cooling job the rest of the time. We were joined by family ( two adults and 2 teenage boys) who thoroughly enjoyed their week there. Property manager, Rosalinda was an gem and the cleaner, pool guy and gardener did super jobs.

All in all one of the best vacation experiences ever!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Gary and his manager Rosalinda were extremely helpful & responsive, even the weeks prior to arriving in Merida. The contemporary Villa is beautiful, very walkable to the historic center, equipped with everything guests will need including air-conditioned rooms, towels, filtered water amongst many many things. We had the most amazing time residing in this beautiful villa and will definitely be staying here again if and when we return. Many thanks to them!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merida Home in Historic Central

  • 3 of 5

The home in Merida is a new beautiful contemporary home located close to the major plaza in historic central area of Merida. The home is a perfect location to walk to all areas in the historic central area but far enough away not to be bothered by the noise in the area. Overall our stay in the home was very nice and would probably stay at this home again in the future. The home is beautifully decorated and maintained. The patio outdoors is very relaxing and inviting. The pool needs more attention in order to get full benefit.

Rosalinda, the manager was very friendly, helpful and responded immediately. All communications with Rosalinda was done by text. The owner also responsive

The house is advertised as a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home. The 3rd bedroom bed is more like a small uncomfortable futon. It would be almost impossible for two people to sleep in this bed. A large man or woman could not sleep comfortably alone in this bed. Luckily, the person in our group that slept in this bed was a small lady but her feet still hung off the end of the bed. The sheets or blankets do not fit the bed properly so each night she struggled with the linen on the bed. The blanket was to short, the sheets too large.

There is a nice lap pool by the patio, but the pool electricity circulation is not turned on, so the pool became green and slimy immediately. The last three days our group could not swim in the pool nor was it pleasant to look at. A pool man is suppose to come on Thursday but did not come. I called Rosalinda about the pool and someone did show up Friday but it was too late to swim. The pool man dumped a lot of chlorine in the water and brushed the pool but the pool electricity was turned back off so there was no pool circulation so the chlorine just set in the water.

The house maid did not come at all as indicated in the visitor manual. My group was there 10 days, so house did need to be cleaned during our stay.

The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, and nice appliances, but there is no dishwasher.

You pay for the electricity that you use while you stay at the home so it was difficult knowing how much you were using or how much you would be paying. We kept the AC off at all times during the day but used them at night in the bedroom while we stayed there now knowing how much we would be paying. We were uncomfortable inside the house a lot of times during the day but at night it was comfortable. Electricity cost $81.60 US for 10 days

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing days in a wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

The incredible, beautiful, and very functional, safe, well located home, near many sites you can walk, we feel like home, love the pool and social area of the terrace. It was a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Petersburg

better than expected

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the property. As stated, it was better than expected. Very clean, modern, great breezes. The pool was wonderful, and we really enjoyed the outside seating area.

It was very convenient to all the places we wanted to visit by foot. Restaurants, music, art, night life was all easily accessible.

The hosts Gary and Gail were very helpful and friendly and gavel us some nice tips on things to check out. We will look forward to a revisit.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $600


1) The home is available for check in after 3 p.m. Check out is before 11 a.m. depending on availability of the home, we are happy to accommodate an early check in.
2) Before checking in, you will be required to sign our Renters Agreement outlining our terms and conditions.
3) Guests will be charged for electricity usage. The meter will be photographed before arrival and after departure and you will be charged for actual use, which will be deducted from the security deposit.
4) Complimentary maid service is included for reservations over 7 nights, one maid service per week. Additional services are available upon request.
5) Smoking and pets are strictly prohibited.
6) This home is currently for sale and there is a chance that a real estate agent will want to show the house to prospective buyers during your stay. We will provide at least 24 hours notice and ask that the house be tidy and neat during the showing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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