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Casa San Benito

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Casa San Benito at night. Where the stairs are there is now a pool.

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Last updated: 03/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

San Benito house description

Located 50 minutes from Merida, this architect-designed waterfront house is unique. In the large central room high ceilings create an open feeling, while ample windows and glass doors maximize the breeze and light. Each room has a view of the endlessly changing gulf waters. An attention to detail sets it apart from the square boxes that are too common on the beach.

The air-conditioned bedroom is loft-like, set behind and above the living room. Its windows are shaded by vertical poles of peeled zapote branches which support wild orchids indigenous to the area. From the hanging bed you have an unimpeded view of the water. This romantic setting is ideal for a couple; however, the house can comfortably accommodate a family of 4. There are two built-in benches each longer than a standard bed; their comfortable mattress and abundant cushions are of hand woven textiles. Hand made hammocks offer additional sleeping space.

Just outside the sliding glass doors, water cascades down a series of domino-shaped lozenges and into a canal that traverses the property; an ideal place to sit and wash away the sand and salt from the beach. If you don't want to swim in the gulf, and ample plunge pool is a pleasant alternative. At night, reflected light from the canal plays across the walls.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    kids with family welcome but probably not a good place for babies who are ambulatory...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    there is plenty of room to smoke outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    only small dogs and at your own risk as they can rip the screen doors...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Queen size Beds (1) the bed is a hanging bed. Very comfortable and those who were worried about it tell me it was delightful as the movement is minimal and soothing. There is a built-in sleeping platform about 9 feet long with a very comfortable mattress for which I have had made fitted sheets. It can accomodate 2 head to head or feet to feet. There is also a platform on the partially covered terracetall...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • High ceilings, a glass wall, view of the sea. Beautifully tiled.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    not library but there are speakers to which one can connect for quality sound...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    also dvd player and a small library of films...moreless

  • Video Library:

    a handful of well chosen videos for adults, no not 'adult' videos. Also magazines and books....moreless

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available:

    a plug in for your computer available at $10.00 USD aeach 24 hour period. INtermittent use is allowed....moreless

  • Internet:

    I provide a usb dongle and instructions to get access to the internet. As Ipad has no usb ports you can't use it that way. You can also get a chip for your cell and arrange a programme with Telcel...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    provided once a week...moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine:

    no machine but laundry service at a modest cost available...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    a plug- in for your computer available at $10.00 USD aeach 24 hour period. Intermittent use is allowed....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    catering/cleanning are available at a reasonable cost...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    has a bodum and an esoresso maker. I provide starter coffe in beans...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    blender, coffee grinder, microwave, toaster oven, barbecue. I also provide basic spices and, of course, pots pans, napkins, place mats and cutlery...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    a plunge pool on beach side but private as hidden by garden features...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$700 $2,850
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Payment can be made in USD through electronic transfer which VRBO offers. I accept Canadian dollars at par and you can either send a cheque to my Canadian Bank, arrange an electronic transfer from your Canadian Bank to mine or pay cash upon arrival.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/27/2015
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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

Casa San Benito is 20 minutes from the port city of Progreso where restaurants and bars are plentiful. There are also supermarkets and open air markets for basic supplies as well as tourist souvenirs.

Many charming small towns are nearby where you will find restaurants, internet cafes, open markets and small shops. Day trips to Merida are easy to do (40 minutes) as well as outings to several bird sanctuaries (Celestun, Rio Lagartos), cenotes, Maya ruins, a restored henquen (sisal) hacienda (San Eduardo). Most guide books include details of these points of interest. You will a Lonely Planet guide in the house.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I am a photograph and photojournalist. Casa San Benito, with the ever changing sea, scudding clouds and fragrant breeze, is - when not rented out - my refuge and source of inspiration for work. Travel is in my genes and I have been traveling - mostly backpack fashion - since I was old enough to get on a plane alone. I love animals and I welcome small well-trained pets.

Why the Owner Chose San Benito:
This location is idyllic. Right on the beach,but also has a shady garden in the back yard. Most of the year tranquil. July and August as well as Christmas and Holy week it is full of Meridanos and great for those who like a festive atmosphere.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The architecture is unique, providing both privacy and view of the water. A constant breeze makes the hot days comfortable. There are parks for ornithologists as well as archaeological sites. Lots of charming small villages dot the coastline.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, français, espagnol

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Casa San Benito at night.  Where the stairs are there is now a pool.

    Casa San Benito at night. Where the stairs are there is now a pool.

  • Fountains bracket the canal at the front of the house.

    Fountains bracket the canal at the front of the house.

  • a well equipped compact kitchen

    a well equipped compact kitchen

  • romantic curtains add to the privacy of the terrace.

    romantic curtains add to the privacy of the terrace.

  • plunge pool, dog not included

    plunge pool, dog not included

  • terrace, curtains and abundant beach vegetation afford privacy yet have view

    terrace, curtains and abundant beach vegetation afford privacy yet have view

  • terrace

    terrace

  • seating area with  a welcome breeze

    seating area with a welcome breeze

  • Floating bed, and view of the sea.

    Floating bed, and view of the sea.

  • the beach has many faces

    the beach has many faces

  • Front terrace with comfortable sleeping bench

    Front terrace with comfortable sleeping bench

  • bathroom with 15 ft. ceilings for freshness, and plenty of light from glass wall

    bathroom with 15 ft. ceilings for freshness, and plenty of light from glass wall

  • terrace with curtains for privacy as wanted

    terrace with curtains for privacy as wanted

  • dogs are welcome at your risk; screen door might be a problem!

    dogs are welcome at your risk; screen door might be a problem!

  • dining with a view

    dining with a view

VRBO #353728

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Date last modified - Monday, March 30, 2015

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, français, espagnol
  • Response time: Within 2 days
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/27/2015
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