El Castillo Casa Adele Amazing Colonial Renovation
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This amazing colonial home is located in the heart of the Centro. Close to restaurants, museums, galleries, parks and shopping. This stunning home has been totally redone. It is only 4 blocks from main square (Zocalo) where you can enjoy dancing on the streets, local crafts and food. 2 blocks from the main market where you can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables.
This home has a living room , dining room, two beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen has everything you need with a beautiful center island with extra sink and stools. All the rooms open up to an inner courtyard with garden and fountain where you can sip on your coffee in the morning . You will love the old paste tile floors throughout the home.
Grab a book and enjoy the afternoons in your center courtyard by a peaceful fountain, or start your day off in the backyard in the pool. Perfect for an evening cocktail on the roof terrace and watch the sun set on the city.
Enjoy the owner's collection of art from around the world from the owner's gallery also located in downtown.
Other Features Include:
Pressurized water - Purified water system
Large updated kitchen
Pasta tile and polished concrete floors
Antique wooden doors
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
El Castilo is in the heart of Centro. Walk 4 block to the main Cathedral and Zocolo. Enjoy all the restaurants, dancing on the strreet throughout the weekend. 5 minutes from Montejo. Just 1/2 block from the beautiful Mejorada church and square and loads of museums and galleries Take a bus to the beach or if you have a rental car, El Castillo has a garage. 3 blocks from the colorful main market where you can shop for fresh vegetables and fruits. For more modern conveniences, you can take a ride to Costco, Sams Club and some of the best Supermarket and malls. ...morecollapse
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Adventure in Merida
Adventure in Merida
The listing description gave accurate information regarding location. The rental pictures appear to have been older. The fountain was not working. The television was computer hook up instead of actual cable. The owner was helpful in answering questions. I would recommend this property. It was close to the center of town, shopping and restaurants. Very safe neighborhood.
- Guest Bren
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/01/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Okay, but, beware
Okay, but, beware
I guess I was the first to rent this place from what I am told. I have been here 3 days, finally got wifi, now they are telling me that cable might not be in the package. It is advertised. I asked about quietness as I am a very light sleeper before I rented. This is one of the noisiest homes I have ever stayed in. Day and night, traffic even in the back bedroom where I was told it would be quiet. The front bedroom cannot be used because of noise. I guess all of Centro gets the airplane noise but here @ 620 am every morning United's flight comes right over. You can see the plane through the screened roof in the courtyard. Not many other flights each day but some. House was not cleaned. Owner moved out the day before. Food left with in refrigerator and freezer. Bathrooms were okay if you only need 2 towels for that bathroom and 1 towel for the front. I'm sure the front bath doesn't need towels since there is so much noise no one could use the front bedroom/bath. Freezer was full. Response was, if you want it, eat if, if not, throw it away. Wifi wasn't set up and it took 2 days with me having to stay here and meet everyone. I've been here 2 days now, and haven't gotten much further than a couple of blocks since I have to be here for wifi or the manager. Manager is "helpful" but still I get to do everything. Fan in master bedroom barely runs. 1/2 of the switches in the house don't seem to work. Bedside lamp has to be plugged in since there is no switch. Backyard table and chairs are filthy with blobs of stuff on them. Lights in fountain don't work, pool lights don't work. Upstairs patio is there but no chairs or tables. Just a roof. Holes and nails still in walls where art was removed. Lots of paint flake off on walls. What more do you need to know. It is a layout but horribly run down. And, the noise. Beware Owner is wanting to sell but decided to rent until it sells so I guess she isn't doing much work on it. With so many plugs not working, I do worry about the electrical system. I am working with the agent, again, who is very good, but is between the owner and me. I don't fault the agent except for the condition and noise when we were emailing. If I had known all of this now, I wouldn't be here. I have given deadline of 5pm to get it together or I will be leaving. I had signed a 5 month lease you would think they would appreciate a long-term tenant and not just have owner move and vacationer move in. Beware
- Guest craig
- Date of stay 10/30/12
- Review Submitted 11/01/12
Owner response: It seems the one who should beware is the next person to rent to this man. He arrived 2 nights early (which we were not charging for).It looks like he spent his almost 2 days in the house looking for problems. First he complained that the wi-fi wasn’t working, but our manager tested on her computer and it did work.She spent hours assisting him and on the phone with the internet company to find the problem.Turns out the problem was with his laptop settings.He then called our manager with abusive language complaining the house was dirty, after he had already been there for close to 48 hours. We offered to have it cleaned once again and he refused.Next he complained about the noise.We told him that the front room is noisy but the main bedroom isn't, especially if you turn on the a/c to mask any ambient noise.He replied that he can’t sleep with a/c. We suggested he sleep in the main bedroom and he claimed the fan was too slow.We offered to change the setting on the fan and he refused.In his complaint he stated that the owner moved out the day before.The owner has not lived in the house for over 7 months as she has another home.And the last renters left 3 days before. We left a whole closet of towels for him to use. I assume he did not see those. Another complaint was that some of the light switches didn’t work (not true).The house is in one of the best locations in the city being that it is four blocks from the main square.Of course there is traffic noise,but not in the main bedroom.We have lived in this house for many years, and have rented it out to many satisfied renters. Theagreement provides that he would forfeit his deposit if he broke the lease. He called abusively and said he is getting a hotel room but he refused to leave the house without a refund.In fact, he told us he would refuse us entry to the house if we did not come with his refund. And although he had given us a check, he told us that he had cancelled the check. When we pointed out that he was therefore in the house illegally, he changed his story and said he did not cancel the check (which in truth we found out later that he had).He further threatened that if we did not give him back his deposit he would “write a review saying we are liars and he will make sure no one ever rents the house”.Legally, we did not have to refund his full deposit,but we refunded part of it as he kept threatening us.All in all,abusive,complaining tenant who would have been better off staying home.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I'm originally from New York. 8 years ago I bought a house on the beach here in the Yucatan and each time I came down to visit, I fell more and more in love with the city, specifically Centro. So, I decided to buy a home in Centro. I would travel back and forth NY to Merida all the time wishing I were back here. So, I decided to move here full time. 4 years ago I opened a gallery, also in Centro (SoHo Galleries) on calle 60 bet. 43 and 41 and am enjoying meeting artists from all over Mexico and Latin America. Life here is calmer, slower and the local culture is a joy. You'll see when you come and visit.
Why the Owner Chose Merida:
When I saw this property, I knew immediately this is it!!! Although it needed lots of work, the center courtyard and the garden spaces is what attracted me most. I love the location, near everything right downtown! Mejorada church and park are 1/2 block away, the zocalo is 4 blocks away and main market is only 2 block from the house. On the weekends they close off the streets on the main square. I walk down, have breakfast, watch the local dancing, shop crafts and just take it all in! Then walk back, take a swim and a nice nap!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
When I was looking for my dream home, I really wanted it near local culture but also wanted convenience of parking. The house is so close to everything including ballet, theater, the symphony, museums and it has a garage.. That is very unusual for downtown. The inner courtyard with the gardens and fountain is where I spend my mornings reading and drinking coffee. All rooms overlook private garden spaces .. including the master bathroom. The city is finishing up a whole renewal program in Centro so all the streets are and buildings are being renovated.. It is a peaceful retreat in the middle of everything!
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Looking from inner courtyard to living room
Kitchen taken from inner courtyard
Tranquil fountain in inner courtyard
Living room taken from inner courtyard
Lush backyard garden opens taken from Living room
Living room from inner courtyard.
second bedroom open to couryard with fountain and garden
Dishes, cookware, everything you need. Loads of beautiful artwork
inner courtyard looking into the kitchen perfect for morning coffee
Living room open to courtyard and lush bachyard garden with pool
Master bedroom with King size bed, lots of closets. Opens to the gardens
Master bathroom with shower and private garden
Master bedroom opens up to the gardens
View of main Cathedral from rooftop
Colonial exterior with garage and electronic opener.
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