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Colonial Home in the Best Centro Location with Swimming Pool!

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Welcome to Casa De Los Mosaicos -spacious entry hall looking into Dining Room

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Last updated: 10/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Merida house description

Casa de los Mosaicos (House of Tiles) is located on a quiet street between two parks in the centre of Merida, Parques Santa Lucia and Santiago. It is literally four blocks to the main square, called the Plaza Grande or Zocalo. Here you can watch the world go by, sit in the traditional confidantes (chairs), eat ice cream in the shaded passageways around the square, and enjoy the artisans stalls set up on weekends when the centro is closed to traffic. Walk easily to nearby shops, museums and restaurants. And at night, watch the salsa dancing in the parks and maybe even give it a whirl yourself!

All our rooms have high beamed ceilings typical of these old colonial houses, with both mini-split air conditioners and ceiling fans. The kitchen and bathrooms have been lovingly renovated with modern fixtures and appliances, all centered around a courtyard with a plunge swimming pool and a rooftop deck... a great place for an outdoor breakfast or glass of wine while watching the sunset. And because this is the perfect Merida vacation rental, it even has a garage for your car! Look no further, Casa de Los Mosaicos is the perfect vacation home in Merida Mexico!

Where is this beautiful house, you might ask? Well, it is located in a very good neighborhood in the Centro Historico of Merida, which is the capital of the State of Yucatan in Mexico. Yucatan is one of three states on the Yucatan Peninsula. Merida is the largest city on the peninsula, and has been here for over 1000 years. The city is three hours west (by car) of Cancun, and a million miles away culturally. Merida was an important Mayan city before the Spaniards came to Mexico. Then it became an important colonial city... the Spaniards tore down the Mayan temples and used the stones to build the soaring Catholic cathedral (the oldest in Latin America) that graces the town square, or Plaza Grande.

Merida's weather is called tropical desert. This means it is hot and humid in the summertime, but warm and lovely in the winter months (about October to March). There are two rainy seasons: one in the late summer months, and one in the early part of the calendar year. Whenever it rains, it's usually just a shower that dissipates quickly, leaving a lovely clean city for you to enjoy.

The city of Merida houses more than a million souls, but you'd never know it... it is so tranquil, relaxed, friendly and safe. Walking around the downtown area, you'll feel as if you've gone back in time and are walking around a small colonial town. There are many cultural events to enjoy that are free, as well as restaurants, bars, coffee shops, museums, shops, a zoo, movie theaters, a symphony, galleries, parks and much more... all within walking distance of Casa de Los Mosaicos!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                House on one floor so it is easy to get a wheelchair into the house. The doors are wide so good access for a wheelchair inside. The garage leads directly into the house so easy access from there as well. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Can push the two single beds together to make a king bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a sofabed in the living room which can accommodate two people....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Bathroom 2

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              • Both bathrooms are beautifully appointed. The bathroom off the second bedroom (also accessible from the pool area) has a luxurious full-size bathtub for your luxuriating pleasure!...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Casa de los Mosaicos has beautiful old tiled floors in every room - hence the name of the house - and high beamed ceilings, typical of old colonial houses in Merida....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Library with new and older interesting books. ...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    iPod docking station on the CD system....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    A large selection of channels, including CNN in English, Fox Sports and ESPN....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library:

                    DVD library of movies....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Downtown:

                        Casa Mosaicos is perfectly located to enjoy Merida's centro historico! On Calle 55, near Calle 64, you will be only four blocks from the Plaza Grande, only three blocks from Santiago market!...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Spelunking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        The dining room is at the center of the house, accessible from both the kitchen and the pool area....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Air conditioning and ceiling fans in every room. In the bathrooms, stand alone fans are available. ...moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Bosch...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        One car garage with automatic opening/closing....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Sheets, blankets, towels and beach towels....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Sunny and airy and beautifully furnished and decorated!...moreless

                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Cell phone provided with rental....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        There is a garage as part of the house with an automatic door. Very useful as it is not easy to find a parking place in central Merida. ...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        There is your own private garage!...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Mobile phone provided for your sole use. ...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        Bosch...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher:

                        Whirlpool....moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully fitted kitchen with everything you could ever think of needing. Includes breakfast bar with 4 high chairs. ...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Large LG fridge with freezer and automatic ice-making facility....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Deep swimming pool, courtyard and roof terrace....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            Extra deep private swimming pool with private lounging area and a rooftop lounge as well....moreless

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
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                              Oct 15 - Apr 15
                              2 night min stay
                              $189
                              $1,204
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                              Apr 16 - Oct 14
                              2 night min stay
                              $150
                              $903
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                              2 night min stay
                              $150
                              $910

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                              Last updated: 10/31/2014
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                              Location

                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              (MID) Merida International Airport
                              0.12 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Various
                              0.12 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Various
                              30 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Progreso, Yucatan

                              Explore the Mayan archaeological ruins using Casa de los Mosaicos as your base. Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balaam, Coba and others are all just a day trip away from this central location. You can also visit smaller colonial cities, like Izamal, Valladolid, Ticul and others in just a day. Take a day trip to the cenotes of Cuzama (three cenotes in one trip) or to the beach at Progreso and other towns along the Yucatan Gulf Coast. Play golf and tennis at nearby La Ceiba Golf Course, or enjoy the public tennis courts, racketball courts, track and other sports facilities at the Salvador Alvarado Sports Stadium. If you like to fish, there is excellent fishing on the Yucatan Gulf Coast... both fly and line fishing in places like Campeche, Sisal, Rio Lagartos and San Felipe. Or go bird watching at Celestun and see the huge flocks of pink flamingoes. Within walking distance, you can go to multiple museums, or take a drive and go to the new Maya Museum in North Merida or the Museo de Cacao on the way to Sotuta de Peon or Yaxcopoil, hacienda museums. The list of great restaurants in Merida is growing all the time... go to Hennessy's Irish Pub on Paseo de Montejo for a taste of Irish Mexican culture. There is also plenty of shopping for arts and crafts close to Casa Mosaicos, as well as bookstores, antique stores, tourist shops, bakeries, traditional mercados and much more.

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2005

                              About: Jane and Clive are British and have been travelling since we were born, Jane in Malta and Clive in Montevideo. From then on we travelled the world separately - Jane to Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the US, Clive to Spain, India, Iran, Kuwait, Greece and Peru. We got together in 1989 and just kept travelling, to Oman, Nigeria and in 2002 to Mexico City, where we spent 5 very happy years. Jane is passionate about animals and animal conservation, while Clive is passionate (Jane would say obsessional!!) about fishing! But we also love travelling, going to the movies and the theatre, and taking in the odd pop/rock concert! Clive has recently retired after working for over 30 years for an organisation called The British Council, and Jane has also just recently retired, but is staying very busy with charitable pursuits, mostly related to animals.

                              Why Merida:
                              We moved to Mexico City in 2002 and fell in love with the country and its people, and in particular with Merida and its Mayan history and culture, which is still so alive and such an integral part of life here. After so many years spent travelling, usually to warm places, Jane and Clive don't really do winters any more!! So we were looking for somewhere warm to escape to when the nights began to draw in in London, which is where we now spend a large part of our time. And Merida certainly fits that bill!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              We love the beautiful old features of our house, the exquisite old tiles (we're told they are originally from Italy), the high high ceilinged rooms with their beams. And we love being in the centre of the city, so that we can more or less walk everywhere and enjoy all the amenities that Merida has to offer without having to get into a car. One of our treats is to wander in to the centre to one of our favourite cafes for a leisurely Mexican breakfast, delicious! Or wander down to the Zocalo for a delicious home made coconut ice-cream! But we also have our own garage (which is such a boon in Merida, where parking can be a problem) so we can jump into our car and head off to the beach if we want to. And there is some wonderful saltwater fly fishing (remember that Clive is passionate about fishing?!) to be had in a number of spots quite close to Merida - Campeche, Rio Lagartos, Progreso, San Felipe, Holbox.


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                              Photos

                              • Welcome to Casa De Los Mosaicos -spacious entry hall looking into Dining Room

                                Welcome to Casa De Los Mosaicos -spacious entry hall looking into Dining Room

                              • The well lit dining room is the center of the house and opens out to the patio.

                                The well lit dining room is the center of the house and opens out to the patio.

                              • Beautiful tiles and high ceilings. Futon can be a third bed.

                                Beautiful tiles and high ceilings. Futon can be a third bed.

                              • Peek through the original doors to the master bedroom

                                Peek through the original doors to the master bedroom

                              • The beautiful blue master bedroom with its stunning blue floor tiles.

                                The beautiful blue master bedroom with its stunning blue floor tiles.

                              • A corner of the master bedroom with a beautiful antique sofa.

                                A corner of the master bedroom with a beautiful antique sofa.

                              • Second bedroom across the courtyard.

                                Second bedroom across the courtyard.

                              • The lovely yellow second bedroom opens onto the patio and swimming pool.

                                The lovely yellow second bedroom opens onto the patio and swimming pool.

                              • Talavera tiles add color and style to the bathrooms.

                                Talavera tiles add color and style to the bathrooms.

                              • Another view of the kitchen.

                                Another view of the kitchen.

                              • Another view of the central courtyard with swimming pool and sun loungers.

                                Another view of the central courtyard with swimming pool and sun loungers.

                              • Looking down at the pool and patio from the rooftop terrace.

                                Looking down at the pool and patio from the rooftop terrace.

                              • Central dining room with access to the kitchen, the master bedroom and the patio

                                Central dining room with access to the kitchen, the master bedroom and the patio

                              • Our lovely spacious living room with tall ceilings and original tile floors

                                Our lovely spacious living room with tall ceilings and original tile floors

                              • Colorful walls reflect the myriad colors in the original mosaico tile floors.

                                Colorful walls reflect the myriad colors in the original mosaico tile floors.

                              • The master bedroom with its ensuite bathroom and window onto internal courtyard.

                                The master bedroom with its ensuite bathroom and window onto internal courtyard.

                              • Alternate view of master bedroom looking through to the living room.

                                Alternate view of master bedroom looking through to the living room.

                              • A quiet sunny corner for reading, resting and relaxing...

                                A quiet sunny corner for reading, resting and relaxing...

                              • The second bedroom has a writing desk, closet and beautiful floor tiles.

                                The second bedroom has a writing desk, closet and beautiful floor tiles.

                              • Second bathroom with bath and shower and locally sourced crema maya walls.

                                Second bathroom with bath and shower and locally sourced crema maya walls.

                              • Spacious kitchen with all the amenities, plus granite worktop and breakfast bar.

                                Spacious kitchen with all the amenities, plus granite worktop and breakfast bar.

                              • The bright and airy kitchen has every convenience.

                                The bright and airy kitchen has every convenience.

                              • The pool area is sunny and completely enclosed for privacy.

                                The pool area is sunny and completely enclosed for privacy.

                              • Enjoy fresh fruits, flowers +vegetables from the mercado at nearby Santiago Park

                                Enjoy fresh fruits, flowers +vegetables from the mercado at nearby Santiago Park

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                              Sleeps 6

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