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Historic French Colonial Mansion

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Last updated: 11/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Merida house description

Maison Azul is located in the historic district of Merida. We are walking distance to almost everything. Restaurants, festivals, shops and museums are just blocks away. Our property was newly renovated this year and was carefully designed to retain the charm of a past era while adding the conveniences of modern living. The main house boasts 17 foot ceilings, antique pasta tiles, 13 foot arches and gorgeous crystal chandeliers throughout. The grand salon has restored 100 year old fresco painting on the walls framed by gorgeous arches overlooking the pool and gardens. 3 of the bedrooms are in the main house along with a beautiful library/ media room with office area for writing, reading and relaxing. The 4th room is in the casita on the opposite side of the pool. The casita includes a bedroom with an extra large bathroom featuring a soaking tub that overlooks the gardens and/or the pool. It also has a private outdoor shower. The pool, courtyard and covered patios are nestled in the center of the property with gardens and the casita toward the rear of the property. Daily wild parrots stop by the large trees surrounding our property for a little bit of the tropics in the middle of the city. Our garden includes orange trees, banana trees, an avocado tree, green and yellow coco palms, as well as a royal palm. The large pool was designed to combine the look of a european fountain with the natural truquoise waters of a cenote. The salt water filtration system keeps the water crystal clear and your skin silky smooth. For the culinary lover in your group, the kitchen has a stainless steel professional stove with plancha or griddle. The kitchen has 3 large windows that overlook the pool, the gardens and the inner courtyard so the cook never feels left out of the activities in the house. With three fountains scattered throughout the property, the atmosphere is set for a romantic and relaxing retreat, the house includes a/cs in all bedrooms,and the library. Ceiling fans in every room combined with the 17 feet ceilings keep the living areas surprisingly cool. The house also includes wifi, cable, 1 flat screen TV, DVD player in the Library Media Room , 1 security cabinet for valuables also included.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Massage


          • Children Welcome:

            Please state ages when inquiring....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed on patios or outside....moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            All of our home is on one level making it ideal for a wheel chair. Most entrances are double doors and the ex-large master bath would be a great bathroom for an elderly person needing assistance....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Extra large masterbath that opens through arch to the pool....moreless

          • Mural Suite: 1 king

            French doors to fountain courtyard....moreless

          • The Casita Suite: 1 king

            Ex-large bath opens to pool with indoor and outdoor shower....moreless

          • The Guest Room: 1 king

            Ex- large room with sitting area and King size bed...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower

            huge, chandeliers, arches, opens to pool...moreless

          • Mural room bath: toilet, shower

            Stainglass, chandeliers, stone urn sink, small but gorgeous....moreless

          • Casita Suite Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, outdoor shower

            Ex large, opens to garden and pool...moreless

          • All three of the bathrooms are beautiful with very unique features such as stone carved bath faucet (casita), stone urn turned to a sink and an arched stained glass window (mural room) and the master has a huge arch that is glassed in and opens to the pool....moreless


          • Books:

            Books on the right hand side of the library (when facing the shelves) are available for reading. Please do not take outside the house or trade. It is not a lending library. Handle with care. ...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo:

            Ipod doc in the kitchen. Please do not take out of kitchen. ...moreless

          • Television:

            The library is our media room with flat screen TV and DVD player....moreless

          • Video Library


          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic


          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Downtown:

                We are located just blocks from favorite parks, restaurants, and museums....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Golf
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Swimming


              • Dining:

                The dining area is right outside of the kitchen in an extra large covered patio area that over looks the pool. There is also a small garden courtyard with fountain to the side of the dining area....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                In all bedrooms and the library March - Oct. $25 per night fee for electricity A/C...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Available for one week rentals only....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Ex large livingroom opens through an arch to the covered patio and pool....moreless

              • Parking:

                We have a private parking spot across the street....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Available for 1 week rentals only....moreless


              • Coffee Maker:

                Grinder and French press also....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                The kitchen opens to the patio and has windows overlooking the garden and the pool area. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                gas oven full size ...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, pans, rice cooker, crock pot, Ninja blender....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Stainless finish with water dispenser and freezer...moreless

              • Stove:

                Commercial stainless steel gas stove with griddle and 4 burners....moreless

              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Large covered patio next to pool and house. There is also an arbor off the casita....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                The gril is a dual gas or charcoal grill. One side is gas only and the other is charcoal only,...moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Salt generated filtration system. Much gentler on skin and hair than normal chlorine pools. The water is like crystal....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included


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                      from 4 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday Season
                      Nov 20 - Jan 10, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      High Season
                      Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Taxes Not included


                      The Standard rates above are based on groups of 4 or less. For groups of 5 to 6 there is a $10 per night charge and groups of 7-8 there is a $20 per night charge.

                      Normally the Casita is included with the main house, but according to availability the Casita is also available apart from the main house for a nightly rental fee of $79.

                      50% of your total is needed to secure your reservation. Your balance is due 90 days before your arrival. We accept credit cards through PayPal or instructions can be given to send a bank wire.

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                      Last updated: 11/26/2014
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                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Merida Airport
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      100 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Beach

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Maison Azul is located in the historic district of Merida known as el Centro. Located 3 to 7 blocks from the popular Plaza Grande, Santa Lucia, and Santa Ana Parks, Maison Azul is the perfect retreat after a busy day of sight seeing. Whether you want to lounge in the pool, read in the library, or just doze in a hammock beneath our orange trees, Maison Azul is an oasis in the heart of the city. We are conveniently located walking distance to the famous Paseo Montejo, as well as, markets, festivals, museums, shops and restaurants. So there is always plenty to do.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: My husband, Stan, and I spend most of the year in Mexico between our home and vacation rental on Isla Mujeres called Magi Azul and our home in Merida. We spent the past year renovating Maison Azul and are happy to share it with fellow travelers who love the beauty, the architecture and culture that make Merida so magical.

                      Why the Owner Chose Merida:
                      This property is for the person who appreciates the romance of a historic home. Great care was taken to keep the charm and elegance of a bygone era. It has a lush garden and a beautiful, pool area, as well as, spacious outdoor covered patios. The house is filled with windows so the rooms are light and airy and the large arches bring the outdoors in.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We are close to everything. I walk everywhere. I am a real lover of outdoor markets and I have 3 different ones to chose from. I love walking down the tree lined streets of Paseo Montejo in the mornings. Sometimes my husband and I along with our 13 year old daughter walk down for homemade sorbet at Colon on Paseo Montejo and sit at their side walk cafe in the cool of the evening.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

                      Links to more information:



                      • Grand Salon

                        Grand Salon

                      • Entry


                      • Library & Media Room

                        Library & Media Room

                      • The Patio Principal off the main house and the kitchen

                        The Patio Principal off the main house and the kitchen

                      • Alfresco dining off the kitchen, patio and pool

                        Alfresco dining off the kitchen, patio and pool

                      • For the chef in your group

                        For the chef in your group

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Ex-large with a pool view

                        Ex-large with a pool view

                      • Ceiling Mural of a starry night complete with hidden fairies

                        Ceiling Mural of a starry night complete with hidden fairies

                      • Guest room (now has a king bed instead of full)

                        Guest room (now has a king bed instead of full)

                      • Garden and pool view

                        Garden and pool view

                      • Patio off the Casita

                        Patio off the Casita

                      • Maison Azul

                        Maison Azul

                      • The salon and & entry

                        The salon and & entry

                      • Beautiful pool divides the main house from the casita

                        Beautiful pool divides the main house from the casita

                      • Indoor/Outdoor Living at it's best

                        Indoor/Outdoor Living at it's best

                      • Gourmet Kitchen

                        Gourmet Kitchen

                      • Refined Rusticity

                        Refined Rusticity

                      • Luxurious Masterbath

                        Luxurious Masterbath

                      • The Mural Room

                        The Mural Room

                      • Maral Room Bath

                        Maral Room Bath

                      • The Casita Suite

                        The Casita Suite

                      • Ex-large Casita Bath

                        Ex-large Casita Bath

                      • Romantic evenings

                        Romantic evenings

                      $375 - $475 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 11/26/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english, spanish
                      • Response time: Within a few days
                      • Response rate: 70%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/26/2014
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