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Calle Escondida means Hidden Street. This is the home's entry courtyard.

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Last updated: 06/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
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Merida villa description

This exquisite home is guaranteed to surprise and delight. Please read carefully before checking the photos or you are sure to be deceived by the playful architecture! Calle Escondida means Hidden Street....the designer of this amazing home created an optical illusion which fools all first time visitors.

Entering from the street into a lovely Colonial living room with soaring beamed ceilings,an exposed stone wall and custom ironwork doors, guests pass into a courtyard which appears to be bordered by various dwellings, all typical of local architecture. Some seem to be remodeled Colonials, one is a dilapidated, seemingly abandoned building and another is a church. It is all a wonderful illusion, however, as this is in reality the private courtyard entry of a fabulous home.

Straight ahead is the main house, bordered on both sides by the artful facades. Only on one side are the facades actually a part of the house, the other side is only an incredibly inventive way of disguising a tall courtyard wall.

The magic continues in the main areas of the house with lofty ceilings, dramatic lighting, enormous chandeliers, and amazing views from every angle. The giant curtain raised over a concert stage complete with grand piano, is crafted not of velvet but rather of concrete. Hand-painted designs decorate some walls and even the contemporary concrete kitchen island. Even the bathrooms, each very different, are dramatic and extraordinary.

As dramatic and formal as some parts of this home are, it is, in reality, a casual, playful and welcoming space. Full of surprises, to be sure, but just as surely the perfect holiday retreat for your family to pass a memorable vacation in Merida.

The special features of this home are too numerous to list, and it will be more fun to discover them for yourselves. Book now, the home is only available for the months of December and January.

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Not Suitable For Children:

                    Because of the extensive use of concrete and hard surfaces and the design of the stairs and pool, only children 10 and older are accepted....moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only:

                    Smoking allowed on the roof top terrace only. Not on lower terraces or pool area....moreless

                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                    The master bedroom suite is large and comfortable....moreless

                  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                    The downstairs room can be made up with 2 twins or a king....moreless

                  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                    Upstairs room has a great view of the faux street and patio....moreless

                  • All bedrooms are spacious and have good storage. Quality linens, of course. All are air-conditioned and also have good airflow and lots of natural light. The guest bedrooms are toward the front of the house, but perfectly quiet as they are still well off the street. The master suite is at the rear of the property and upstairs for complete privacy and great views of pool and main house. ...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                    Open to master with only the toilet in a separate room....moreless

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                    Guest room en suite bath....moreless

                  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                    Guest room 2 en suite bath...moreless

                  • Bathroom 4: toilet

                    Powder room under stairs....moreless

                  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

                    Pool bath....moreless

                  • Each bedroom has a beautiful en suite bath; the master has a tub, which is very rare in Merida. All bathrooms have unique architectural details and are one of a kind....moreless

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Formal indoor dining room over looks entry courtyard with its faux 'street' of homes, plaza and fountain. Outdoor dining area is next to the pool and is covered for shaded dining any time of day....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Basic pantry items are provided. Guests are only asked to replace any they use up so basics will be available for the following guests....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Large stainless side-by-side in the kitchen has ice maker. Extra refrigerator is located in the pantry....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Gas stove ...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  Amenities

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Laundry room on the roof deck is available to guests. Housekeeper launders house linens and towels but no personal guest clothing....moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Air conditioning throughout but with the incredibly high ceilings, thick stone walls and ceiling fans isn't often needed....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Sunken living room in open concept living/dining/entertaining/kitchen area....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Parking for one car. Owner's car is also available for rent....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    High quality sheets and pillows...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Luxurious towels ...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cablemas full package with HBO and Movie City. Several English speaking channels and lots of English programing....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Flat screen TV's in living room and master suite. ...moreless

                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      • Internet:

                        Wi-fi through the main house and master suite. May not be available in guest bedrooms....moreless

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            Large lap pool in sunny garden setting....moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            First courtyard is 'Calle Escondida' patio with fountain and views from the guest rooms and dining room. Second courtyard has lap pool and water feature....moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Grassy area and tropical gardens with banana and palm trees surround pool....moreless

                          • Balcony:

                            Both upstairs bedrooms have private balconies....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Built in gas grill....moreless

                          Theme

                          • Historic
                          • Tourist Attractions
                           

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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low season
                          Apr 14 - Sep 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,800 $3,500
                          High season
                          Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,500 $5,000
                          Canadian Thanksgiving
                          Oct 4 - Oct 10, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,500
                          flat fee
                          American Thanksgiving
                          Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,500
                          flat fee
                          Christmas
                          Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,500
                          flat fee
                          New years
                          Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,500
                          flat fee
                          Easter
                          Mar 29 - Apr 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,500
                          flat fee
                          Spring break
                          Apr 5 - Apr 11, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,500
                          flat fee
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          • Calle Escondida means Hidden Street.  This is the home's entry courtyard.

                            Calle Escondida means Hidden Street. This is the home's entry courtyard.

                          • Even some in disrepair!  Surrounding a small plaza with a sparkling fountain.

                            Even some in disrepair! Surrounding a small plaza with a sparkling fountain.

                          • The formal dining room looks out onto the 'street', actually the entry patio.

                            The formal dining room looks out onto the 'street', actually the entry patio.

                          • Dramatic lighting bathes the home in a warm glow both day and night.

                            Dramatic lighting bathes the home in a warm glow both day and night.

                          • Spaces are extremely generous with enormous ceiling heights throughout.

                            Spaces are extremely generous with enormous ceiling heights throughout.

                          • Gourmet kitchen has pantry, large side-by-side, purified water, dishwasher, etc.

                            Gourmet kitchen has pantry, large side-by-side, purified water, dishwasher, etc.

                          • Outdoor living room faces pool and is convenient to kitchen as well.

                            Outdoor living room faces pool and is convenient to kitchen as well.

                          • The tropical garden includes fountain and seating areas under soaring ceilings.

                            The tropical garden includes fountain and seating areas under soaring ceilings.

                          • Sunny pool area has lots of shaded seating for complete comfort.

                            Sunny pool area has lots of shaded seating for complete comfort.

                          • Completely private and luxurious master suite.

                            Completely private and luxurious master suite.

                          • Upstairs guest suite with balcony overlooking Escondida patio.

                            Upstairs guest suite with balcony overlooking Escondida patio.

                          • Guest baths are also designed of molded concrete.

                            Guest baths are also designed of molded concrete.

                          • The courtyard appears to be lined with various colonial homes.

                            The courtyard appears to be lined with various colonial homes.

                          • A church facade anchors one end.  All is illusion!  All part of this grand home.

                            A church facade anchors one end. All is illusion! All part of this grand home.

                          • Concrete faux curtain frames entertaining areas.

                            Concrete faux curtain frames entertaining areas.

                          • Comfortable sunken built in seating in open concept indoor living space.

                            Comfortable sunken built in seating in open concept indoor living space.

                          • Breakfast bar great for snacks or drinks or just keeping the cook company.

                            Breakfast bar great for snacks or drinks or just keeping the cook company.

                          • Spacious patio includes comfortable outdoor living room great for entertaining.

                            Spacious patio includes comfortable outdoor living room great for entertaining.

                          • Breakfast al fresco near the pool.

                            Breakfast al fresco near the pool.

                          • Lap pool and beautiful vistas throughout the grounds.

                            Lap pool and beautiful vistas throughout the grounds.

                          • Stairway to master bedroom suite located at rear of property for extra privacy.

                            Stairway to master bedroom suite located at rear of property for extra privacy.

                          • Beautiful master bath of molded white concrete, interior garden & lots of light.

                            Beautiful master bath of molded white concrete, interior garden & lots of light.

                          • Downstairs guest bedroom suite is directly off the Calle Escondida.

                            Downstairs guest bedroom suite is directly off the Calle Escondida.

                          • Magnificent lap pool surrounded by tropical gardens and arched porticoes.

                            Magnificent lap pool surrounded by tropical gardens and arched porticoes.

                          VRBO #578287

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                          This listing was first published here in 2014.

                          Date last modified - Monday, April 14, 2014

                          $1,800 - $2,500 per week (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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