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Villa Caribe, a Modern Colonial Masterpiece

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Last updated: 11/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Merida house description

Villa Caribe is situated in one of the most desirable areas in the historical centre of Merida, a pleasant three-block stroll takes you to the popular Santiago square, where Tuesday nights are alive with big band music and dancing under the stars, and only a short walk away takes you to the beating heart of colonial Merida: Plaza Grande, Merida’s main square where you can take in all the cultural activities.

This historical home of Villa Caribe sitting on a rare bus-free block in Merida boasts a large array of features. The 1800 square foot Colonial has been lovingly restored to its former glory but with all the modern amenities you could want, including air conditioning in every room! With open concept living/dining and gourmet kitchen area; 16 foot ceilings with original wood beams and custom made pasta tile floors, this floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Make dinner in the gourmet kitchen and enjoy it in cool comfort while sitting at the dining table with views to the pool and tropical garden, or dine alfresco in the large covered outdoor dining area next to the pool. Every detail has been thought of at Villa Caribe including adding ceiling fans to the covered terrace so on those nights with no breeze, you can create your own and dine in comfort.

Wake up in your luxurious king size bed in the master bedroom and watch the hummingbirds feeding on the sweet nectar of the tropical plants or just gaze out at the blue water of the infinity edge pool. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and a oversized master bathroom with double vanity and a large shower.

After a long day of taking in the sites, head back to the Villa for a dip in the pool or maybe just gently sway in your hammocks in the quiet tropical garden.

After dinner retire to the den and watch a movie or kick back and read a book. Villa Caribe is the perfect home away from home, and has everything you need for the perfect holiday. Enjoy!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

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

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Roller Blading
          • Snorkeling
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Dining
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Air conditioning in every room...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking:

            Light traffic street with no buses, parking is always plentiful and safe....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet

          Kitchen

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

            Gourmet kitchen with GE stainless steel appliances...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            Covered patio with ceiling fans for outdoor living and dining, hammock in back garden...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Seventeen species of tropical plants in beautiful courtyard and backyard gardens....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Pool / Spa

              • Private Pool
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Holiday Season
              Dec 13 - Jan 2, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $250
              $1,575
              High Season 1 - Winter 2015
              Jan 3 - Feb 10, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $210
              $1,275
              Carnival
              Feb 11 - Feb 17, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $250
              $1,575
              High Season 2 - Winter 2015
              Feb 18 - Apr 17, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $210
              $1,275
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $165
              $975

              Additional information about rental rates

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              • Taxes Not included

              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Location

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              Merida is the cultural capital of the Yucatan, featuring dancing, live music, art galleries, a symphony orchestra, local cultural presentations, fine dining, and numerous Mayan ruins within an easy drive from the city. A short drive or bus ride also takes you to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal resort town of Progreso.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About the owner: Anna and Alan Gove live in Vancouver, British Columbia. They realized their dream of buying and remodelling a colonial home in Mexico, in the beautiful city of Merida. Their connection to Mexico goes back through fifteen years of travel to the Yucatan, and they were married on the beach in Playa del Carmen. They first encountered Merida on vacation in 2004, and knew right away that it would be part of their lives for a long time. Anna is a designer and decorator, and her passion and keen eye is reflected in every aspect of Villa Caribe's design. Alan is Vice-President of Marketing for the Vancouver Symphony. They are both passionate about culture and cultural travel, and are happy to share their experiences in helping you plan your Mexican vacation, and give you all the inside scoop on the colonial gem that is the city of Merida.

              Why the Owner Chose Merida:
              The city of Merida is one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in Mexico, and the historical centre brims with life and culture. Villa Caribe is situated in one of the best locations in Centro, only a short stroll from some of the city's main attractions.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Importantly, Villa Caribe sits on a rare, bus-free street, assuring quiet days and nights free of buses outside your door. There's nothing like swaying in your hammock in the back garden of Villa Caribe, or swimming in the pool, surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation.


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • View from the hammock

                View from the hammock

              • Pool, looking toward covered patio, master suite, courtyard and main house.

                Pool, looking toward covered patio, master suite, courtyard and main house.

              • Open concept living, kitchen, dining.

                Open concept living, kitchen, dining.

              • Kitchen island, dining looking out to courtyard.

                Kitchen island, dining looking out to courtyard.

              • Media room.

                Media room.

              • Master suite, looking out to pool and back garden.

                Master suite, looking out to pool and back garden.

              • Night scene, including illuminated hand crafted rock wall (and hammocks!).

                Night scene, including illuminated hand crafted rock wall (and hammocks!).

              • Pool, looking to courtyard and main house.

                Pool, looking to courtyard and main house.

              • Gourmet kitchen with custom granite counters.

                Gourmet kitchen with custom granite counters.

              • Second bedroom looking out to courtyard through double door and window.

                Second bedroom looking out to courtyard through double door and window.

              • Courtyard, night scene.

                Courtyard, night scene.

              • Living room.

                Living room.

              • Back garden and pool from covered patio.

                Back garden and pool from covered patio.

              • Courtyard, with doors and windows to den/media room, second bedroom and master.

                Courtyard, with doors and windows to den/media room, second bedroom and master.

              • Gourmet kitchen, looking toward living room.

                Gourmet kitchen, looking toward living room.

              • Main/guest bath, with shower.

                Main/guest bath, with shower.

              • Master suite, looking out to covered patio.

                Master suite, looking out to covered patio.

              • Master bath.

                Master bath.

              • Back garden/pool.

                Back garden/pool.

              • A hummingbird's favourite meal!

                A hummingbird's favourite meal!

              • Second bedroom, queen bed.

                Second bedroom, queen bed.

              • Courtyard garden, looking toward back garden and pool, from dining room.

                Courtyard garden, looking toward back garden and pool, from dining room.

              • Pool and hammock. Buddha seems happy...

                Pool and hammock. Buddha seems happy...

              • Living, room, kitchen, 16-foot ceilings with original beams.

                Living, room, kitchen, 16-foot ceilings with original beams.

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

              $165 - $250 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 11/27/14
              Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 11/27/2014
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