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"We enjoyed our stay at Casa la Barenda, good location, air conditioning that worked and everything thing we needed to relax and enjoy. We visited in late July early August and it was hot outside, but we kept it nice and comfortable inside. There were some good maps at the Casa that made it easy for us to get to what we wanted to see. Uxmal and the ruins of the Ruta Puuc are amazing. We visited several nearby museums that were free and air conditioned as well as a day to to the beaches near Progreso . There are good restaurants nearby that can be easily walked to. Only negative was no hot water for the shower and several lights needed to be replace so it was a little dark. Would definitely recommend to friends and would look to return if we get the chance to visit Merida again, we would plan for November to April. The plunge pool was a refreshing relief after walking around town in the heat. The roof deck was another added bonus. The private outdoor space with grill table and ceiling fan was another added plus"
Guest: Bruce B.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 14, 2015
"We have spent a total of 5 months at Panadero: one three month stay 2 years ago andanother 2 month stay this last winter.
Can't say enough positive about our experience. The house is wonderful in every respect.
It's in a great location, a short stroll to the Plaza Grande, Paseo Montejo and the Santiago barrio as well.
The owners are marvelous folks whom we never met but felt like they were true friends nevertheless.
It's very important when renting a wonderful old colonial in Mérida that you have a responsive and responsible property manager on call who can help with concerns both major and minor that do come up.
Panadero has the absolute BEST representative in Silvia. We actually become dear friends and her close relationship to Panadero's owners only makes it easy for guests to feel part of a family.
The fact that we won't be able to return to Mérida next winter opens up the opportunity for you to rent this enchanting house. Don't hesitate, I guarantee you will be thrilled."
Guest: thomas l.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
"Villa Mercedes 2 was a great base for our 12-day vacation in Yucatan in early October 2015. The house and its commanding beach-front location gave us the option of spending time getting inspired by the surrounding landscape or exploring the nearby natural and cultural wonders representative of this area of México.
The house is tastefully appointed and well equipped to provide all the comforts from home and Gonzalo and Olivia are always ready to take care of any eventualities. We actually had enough time to explore most of the recommended sites that Tony suggested in his welcome package. Here is a summary of three of them where the reader may benefit from our experience:
Chichen Itza: Always impressive Mayan city of the classical period. My wife and I visited the site many years ago so we wanted to visit it again. We enjoyed a full day there but would volunteer a few warnings: 1) If your camera looks too professional or if you are carrying a tripod, you will not be allowed entry with your equipment. You have the option to secure it in your car before you enter the site (I did not like this option even if the only reason would have been the heat inside a car’s trunk. 2) You are no longer allowed to climb the pyramids or the other structures; they are off-limits to visitors (that was not the case during our first visit to Chichen Itza and Uxmal many years ago). 3) The souvenir vendors have taken over all surrounding areas to the monuments and reduce somewhat the enjoyment of the site with their constant peddling.
Dzibilchaltun: Though a smaller Mayan enclave when compared to Chichen Itza, Dzibilchaltun is still impressive and it is so close to Villa Mercedes 2 that visiting the site is very effortless. It has a very nice cenote within its limits where visitors are allowed to swim. The same restrictions about cameras are also in effect at Dzibilchaltun; after the experience in Chichen Itza, I was prepared this time and avoided taking my DSLR and drone. In addition, in Dzibilchaltun, you are not allowed to enter any bags (backpacks, large purses, etc.).
Celestun: A very nice bio-reserve where you can take boat tours of shallow mangrove-lined waterways where flamingos come to socialize by the thousands. Only problem: plan your trip for December or January. Flamingos have other things to do during October and not many of them will be around to greet you.
Overall, this was a great vacation for us… We will be back!"
Guest: Luis E.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 11, 2015
"This pretty casita is located around 20 minutes walk from Chuburna Puerto, the nearest village. There you can buy groceries, beer, fish and some meat, but there is no big supermarket. The house has an excellent layout, with two bedrooms and a nice open living area where you can cook while chatting to others in the seating area. A large window has a great view of the Gulf of Mexico and the sea comes up to a few meters from the house.
There are plenty of plastic chairs outside, two good sun loungers and a big outside picnic table, so we spent lots of time every day on the beach. The owner, Leticia, responded immediately to our request to the Property Manager (Carlos) to repair the corroded stove by buying and installing a new one, so we were impressed by the quality of service from her.
There is a regular Combi - Collectivo - service from Chuburna Puerto into Chelem and Progreso, which are the next bigger villages to the East of Chuburna Puerto. Chelem has more restaurants and shops then Chuburna. Progreso is much bigger with two large supermarkets and is a tourist destination for large cruise boats from Galvaston and Alabama twice a week.
We really enjoyed the peaceful, quiet nature of Chuburna Puerto. It is right at the end of the development line along this part of the coast. It easy to make friends here as the 'Gringos' are very friendly -- some rent and some live here permanently, and there are no big hotels for tourist types. We stayed in February and most of the houses are unoccupied, except for Mexican holidays when parties arrive from Merida and enjoy lots of music and swimming all around, usually for a couple of days."
Guest: Peter H.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 21, 2015