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Facade of Casa Pocito in the historic center of Merida

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Last updated: 03/25/2010

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Merida townhome description

Experience Merida on the mystical Yucatan Peninsula from the privacy of an historic home in the Centro. Just behind the massive wooden entry doors is a place of peace and simple luxury.

This privately owned townhouse is offered as a vacation rental to those seeking privacy, unstructured days and independent adventures in travel. This is not your typical Bed and Breakfast or hotel experience but offers guests an opportunity to immerse themselves into the local culture, color and richness of this undiscovered colonial Mexican city.

Casa Pocito is a restored colonial rowhouse with 18’ high ceilings, thick stone walls and cool tile floors. A Moroccan-inspired pool is the centerpiece of the rear patio. The middle courtyard allows light and air to filter into the interior spaces. Well-known local architect Salvador Reyes Rios originally restored this property in 2000. The current owners and Wisecracker, their design company recetly reinvented all of the interior and exterior spaces while respecting the original colonial charm. Systems were upgraded, exterior hardscapes were rethought to improve flow and be more functional. The lines between indoor and outdoors are blurred and become transparent thanks to the openness of the architecture.

They have coined the new name Casa Pocito Redux to define the totally re-imagined design. Many of the furnishings are custom and were designed especially for the house. Artwork, unique textile accents and accessories have been gathered from their travels around the globe. Chunky rustic antique pieces were discovered locally. Modern elements add another unexpected layer. The rooms painted in traditional mineral-based paints are of a palette inspired by nature; lush flora, stone and water. The sum of these elements is a soothing, uncluttered comfortable place that you may find difficult to leave.

Casa Pocito Redux includes plenty of room for entertaining or relaxing in the formal sala, a comedor that seats 8, a center courtyard with a sleek architectural infinity fountain and a sparkling new kitchen. The cocina has polished concrete counters, typical handmade pasta tile, modern stainless steel appliances and an antique armoire for additional storage. It is equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare meals at home if you wish.

There are two air-conditioned bedrooms, including one with an impressive painted 4 poster bed with antique gilt flourishes.The master bedroom overlooks the pool with its wrought iron canopy bed made by a local craftsman. Two modern bathrooms with step-in showers retain their original character with antique tiles. The bedrooms each contain one queen sized bed and have bathrooms adjacent to them. The bedroom suites are located at opposite ends of the house which provides great privacy when two couples are traveling together.

Antique stone walls surround the peaceful rear garden which blooms with bougainvillea, heliconia, palms and flowering banana trees. The centerpiece of this garden is a Moroccan style plunge pool lined with glass mosaic tiles and framed with native stone. The place to refresh, revive and relax.

Casa Pocito, like Merida itself, is a special small secret.


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Property Type

      • Townhome

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Casa Pocito is located on a quiet, non-bus route street which means that despite being in the heart of the historic center there is relative calmness which is a rarity in bustling Merida. Private garden with Moroccan style pool and interior patio with infinity edge water feature....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Mobile Phone
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                New stainless appliances include: frost free refrigerator and 6 burner range...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) Newly redesigned patios and terraces for gracious outdoor living. Middle patio with infinity edge fountain....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Moroccan style plunge pool within a walled garden....moreless

                       

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                      3 night min stay
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                      Location

                      Mayan ruins, colonial towns, cenotes, beaches and wildlife preserves are all easy daytrips from Merida.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: I visited the Yucatan in the late 1970s when I was still in college. The people, the pace and the beauty of Merida left a lasting impression. Although there have been many changes and growth especially in the north of the city since then, the place retains all of it's original charm. My partner and I purchased Casa Pocito in 2004 and use it as a getaway, when we are not in residence we receive guests. We redesigned the interiors and patio spaces and added the Moroccan plunge pool to enhance the property in 2010. We are the principals of an interior design business based in California but also have worked on several projects in Merida. The house has been featured in three books on interior design and was featured in Ambientes magazine. Casa Pocito is a wonderful jewel and we feel fortunate to be the current custodians of this antique property.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                      Living in a piece of colonial history, enjoying the unique architectural features, and savoring the peace and quiet that lie behind the massive entry doors. Merida's Historico Centro is a busy, busy place with lots of bus traffic (and noise). Casa Pocito enjoys an enviable location on a short street with no bus traffic. We encourage you to always ask about street traffic and noise when you are making your inquiries at the various properties in and around the center of Merida.


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                      Photos

                      • Facade of Casa Pocito in the historic center of Merida

                        Facade of Casa Pocito in the historic center of Merida

                      • Living room looking fowards patio. Painting is by a local artist.

                        Living room looking fowards patio. Painting is by a local artist.

                      • Designer details

                        Designer details

                      • Updated kitchen with all modern appliances

                        Updated kitchen with all modern appliances

                      • Center patio with infinity edge fountain

                        Center patio with infinity edge fountain

                      • Sitting room opens to connects the pool and garden to the patio

                        Sitting room opens to connects the pool and garden to the patio

                      • Elegant four poster bed in high-ceilinged bedroom

                        Elegant four poster bed in high-ceilinged bedroom

                      • Master bedroom has a view of the swimming pool

                        Master bedroom has a view of the swimming pool

                      • Moroccan-inspired swimming pool

                        Moroccan-inspired swimming pool

                      • Pool terrace

                        Pool terrace

                      • Photo taken at Día de los Muertos, 2011

                        Photo taken at Día de los Muertos, 2011

                      • Downtown architecture. This French style building is 6 blcoks from Casa Pocito

                        Downtown architecture. This French style building is 6 blcoks from Casa Pocito

                      • Facade detail

                        Facade detail

                      • Color filled living room.

                        Color filled living room.

                      • Elegant dining room with original tile floors

                        Elegant dining room with original tile floors

                      • Antique cedar cabinet in kitchen.

                        Antique cedar cabinet in kitchen.

                      • Interior patio infinity fountain detail

                        Interior patio infinity fountain detail

                      • TV studio which connects center patio to rear pool terrace

                        TV studio which connects center patio to rear pool terrace

                      • Bedroom with painted antique bed

                        Bedroom with painted antique bed

                      • Master bathroom detail

                        Master bathroom detail

                      • Pool detail with twin size sun bed

                        Pool detail with twin size sun bed

                      • Pool terrace console detail

                        Pool terrace console detail

                      • Photo taken at Día de los Muertos, 2011

                        Photo taken at Día de los Muertos, 2011

                      • More architecture from the main plaza.

                        More architecture from the main plaza.

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