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Casa Del Sol Colonial Luxury Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Casa Burrell, a very special home designed by the distinguished architect, Henry Ponce’, was built in the late 1800’s. Sample life in Merida’s historical Centro from the comfort of this architectural design winner. The moment you pass through the front doors you will feel the seamless merging of authentic Colonial architecture with the finest the 21st century has to offer. The murals in the living room and dining room were lovingly restored by Mr. Ponce’ when he remodeled the home several years ago. They are a constant reminder of this home’s link with Merida’s fascinating past.

Perhaps the best part of the home for most visitors, however, are the outdoor, poolside living and dining areas. They are the new heart of this warm, inviting home. The outdoor dining table, only steps from the modern, fully equipped kitchen, is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee.

Here you can watch for tropical birds and enjoy the vibrant flowers while the gently bubbling fountain gurgles in the background .

After a day of exploring Merida’s museums, art galleries and historic buildings, return to relax by the pool. The outdoor living room is the perfect spot for afternoon cocktails and snacks. Or maybe your thing is just a quick refreshing dip in the pool before heading back out to explore Yucatan’s beaches, haciendas, Mayan pyramids and quaint villages.

However you choose to spend your days in Merida, you will appreciate returning to the comfort of the king-sized beds, luxurious linens and comfortable, modern bathrooms. This home has everything to make three couples or a family of six feel pampered.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017


Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Crib.
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Casa Del Sol Colonial Luxury Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Lovely City Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely city home that seems to go on forever! Aside from the front room which faces the street, it's a quiet house with comfortable furnishings. The full kitchen saw use every morning and several nights, and was well-stocked and easy to work with. The house is just a few blocks from the Plaza Major, Paseo Montejo, and the Anthropology & History museum, along with dozens of other stores and sites. The people were all very nice and we hope to return to Merida soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed Merida and our home. Hopefully, your travel plans will include Merida in the future. Mary and John Burrell
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Wonderful Home Base in Merida!

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from an amazing two weeks in Merida based at Casa Del Sol.

We absolutely loved Merida and our wonderful home there. Debora and David, the property managers, were extremely friendly and accommodating and were very responsive to any inquiries and needs (extra hangars, etc.).

About the neighborhood - the house is a wonderful old colonial on a relatively quiet street about 10 minutes walk to the Grand Plaza, a five minute walk to the English Library or LA 68 for morning yoga with Raul, and a one minute walk to Dona Tere's amazing Cocina Economica on Calle 47, where I would have eaten every single meal (lunch at least) while there if my traveling companions would have let me.

Two doors down is a little tienda, the owners of which were extremely accommodating, even lending me a squeezer to juice limes one evening. The neighbors across the street were super friendly and knowledgeable about the area and neighborhood - letting us know about a cenote located in the school down the street. Two Cantina's - one at each end of the block - were more than happy to make beer deliveries. It's a very easy walk to the Paseo de Mantejo, and if you are there on a Sunday, don't miss the opportunity to rent bikes!

About the house itself - it's an incredible remodel - I went on two house tours and Casa Del Sol held up well in comparison. We were five in the house and had lots of room to spread out, and the big dining room table in the outside dining room was a great place for us to gather round with neighbors and new friends. The fountain was a nice touch, really lovely to hear the sound of the tinkling water especially in the evening.

Couple of drawbacks were that the pool does not really get any direct sunlight, but you can catch some sun on the upstairs patio and also in the upstairs shower, which opens to a small private graveled courtyard. The other drawback was that hot water was at a minimum. Neither of which would keep me from staying at the house again. Lastly, Merida has mosquitoes...plan accordingly.

The house has a wonderful vibe to it, as does all of this magical city. I am confident that you would enjoy your stay at Casa Del Sol. We are already looking forward to our return.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review our property Michele, I am glad you enjoyed the house and Merida. We will take a look at the hot water heater and fix or replace it as necessary. Thanks for mentioning it as we have not heard of any problems till now. We do spray for mosquitoes but they always come back, especially after a rain. We look forward to seeing you next year if Merida fits into your travel plans. Thanks again, John
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. The house is very well located and very nice. Andrea was very helpful and had the house ready for when we arrived. The rooms are very spacious and pleasant although some of the walls had humidity, I guess that is the humidity of the city which is very high.

The linens, towels and kitchen utensils are in very good condition like all the furniture in the house.

If you go to Merida I highly recommend to stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orlando Florida

Casa del sol colonial luxury vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at casa del sol. The furnishings were beautiful. The outdoor living areas were perfect. We were traveling with two teens and they had their own room and bathroom. The house was within walking distance of the things we wanted to do while In Merida. We would certainly stay at this property again

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's great, I'm glad the house worked out for you. I hope you can come back again. John
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Ithaca, New York

Stunning and spacious

  • 4 of 5

As the photos show, this house is simply stunning, and furnished with professional panache. It is very spacious, with three generous-sized bedrooms and (if I haven't left anything out) seven public rooms. We loved the several liminal spaces, open to the open air yet (except for the pool area) covered overhead. Actually the house was remarkably comfortable even when it was blisteringly hot outside. The three bedrooms have AC units and the other spaces don't, but all of the house was a real sanctuary in the heat. Breezes, few bugs (in January).

The immediate neighborhood is far less classy than the home's interior (but it isn't dangerous, and we had agreeable interactions with various neighbors). It's a changing neighborhood, but it has far to go. Be prepared for litter, building debris, plenty of dog dirt, and a rather bleak view from the front door. I say this not to discourage you from this very worthwhile rental but so that you aren't as stunned as we were on arrival.

There aren't groceries in the immediate neighborhood, though several blocks away there's an emporium of mostly packaged foods. For general shopping--produce and such--we went to Walmart across the Paseo de Montejo. You'd want a car to carry several people's groceries that far. For all I know there's something much nearer but we didn't find it. It would have been helpful if, as we'd had renting elsewhere, there'd been a folder of information about nearby resources.

We found the house spotlessly clean and supplied with ample linens. But I'd say that in spite of the obvious luxury of the renovations and furnishings, a few corners have been cut in the running of the place. The toilet seats were too small for the bowls, and the fitted sheets were skimpy for the mattresses, so that they tended to slide off. Those cushy pads you see on the poolside chaises, they've been replaced by flat ones that, once again, are too small. The flatware, glassware, and such were pretty limited. For the three bedrooms, we had only one working (universal) remote for the air conditioners, so we had to do a fancy dance to share them at night. These are tiny details: in general the home was gracious and comfortable, and it wouldn't take much to make it more so. And of course if this weren't a "luxury rental," I wouldn't have thought twice about these things. I'm a backpacker and can manage with very little when I expect to.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ellen, thank you for your thoughtful review. I have spoken with our property manager and we are addressing the issues that you mentioned. If Merida is included in your future travel plans, I hope you will consider staying at one of our houses again. John
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Santa Fe, NM

Exceptional Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is very beautiful with tasteful finishes and is much more spacious than we expected. The three bedrooms have nice separation and there is plenty of space to spread out and take quiet time. The outdoor dining area was our favorite place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and take in the superb architecture and simply enjoy the unique feeling of this classic Merida home. The location was good and fairly close to Santa Ana Plaza where you can get great panuchos and fresh juices. From there it is another straight shot to the main square in El Centro. We walked all over the city from this home and had a wonderful time! Both Andy and Andrea were very accommodating and we will definitely look forward to another stay at Casa del Sol! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is fantastic Melissa, we are so glad you enjoyed the house and Merida. If your travel plans include Merida in the future, please come and see us again. John
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Rates & Availability

Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Rates
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Rate
Dec 11 2017 - Jan 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change prior to reservation confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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