Casa 503 is a fully renovated house located within the popular barrio (neighbourhood) of Santiago in Merida's Centro district. It sits on a quiet bus-free street just one block from the beautiful Parque del Centenario which houses Merida's zoo (free-to-enter). Within 2 minutes walk is a large supermarket and pharmacy for your local shopping needs.
The spacious house has two air-conditioned bedrooms with on-suite bathrooms, a living room with very comfortable rattan furniture and a large TV with cable service, a fully-equipped kitchen designed for those who love to cook, a second living/dining room with dining table and large comfortable L-shaped sofa - this room opens onto the spacious and completely private yard where you will find ample space for relaxing, entertaining or having a BBQ, and a 40ft filtered lap pool that gets lots of sun and is useable throughout the year. Recently added is a covered outdoor seating area with built-in BBQ grill and French tiled roof.
The house has traditional pasta tile floors, thick mamposteria walls, and remains cool with good air-flow from front to back and has fans in every room. High-speed wireless internet is provided, as well as laundry facilities and hot water throughout the house. All windows and doors are equipped with insect screens.
Merida is safe and pedestrian-friendly with many small parks and squares and is easy to explore on foot. From the house a 10 minute stroll past the grand colonial buildings and cafes and restaurants on Calle 59 brings you to Parque de Santiago with its beautiful church, market, Art Deco cinema, and on Tuesday evenings live music and dancing in the square. Continue down Calle 59 and you'll soon be standing in Merida's main plaza gazing up at the oldest cathedral in the Americas, surrounded by street vendors and market stalls.