Colonial Home in the Best Centro Location with Swimming Pool!(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible sofa bed for 2, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
All our rooms have high beamed ceilings typical of these old colonial houses, with both mini-split air conditioners and ceiling fans. The kitchen and bathrooms have been lovingly renovated with modern fixtures and appliances, all centered around a courtyard with a plunge swimming pool and a rooftop deck... a great place for an outdoor breakfast or glass of wine while watching the sunset. And because this is the perfect Merida vacation rental, it even has a garage for your car! Look no further, Casa de Los Mosaicos is the perfect vacation home in Merida Mexico!
Where is this beautiful house, you might ask? Well, it is located in a very good neighborhood in the Centro Historico of Merida, which is the capital of the State of Yucatan in Mexico. Yucatan is one of three states on the Yucatan Peninsula. Merida is the largest city on the peninsula, and has been here for over 1000 years. The city is three hours west (by car) of Cancun, and a million miles away culturally. Merida was an important Mayan city before the Spaniards came to Mexico. Then it became an important colonial city... the Spaniards tore down the Mayan temples and used the stones to build the soaring Catholic cathedral (the oldest in Latin America) that graces the town square, or Plaza Grande.
Merida's weather is called tropical desert. This means it is hot and humid in the summertime, but warm and lovely in the winter months (about October to March). There are two rainy seasons: one in the late summer months, and one in the early part of the calendar year. Whenever it rains, it's usually just a shower that dissipates quickly, leaving a lovely clean city for you to enjoy.
The city of Merida houses more than a million souls, but you'd never know it... it is so tranquil, relaxed, friendly and safe. Walking around the downtown area, you'll feel as if you've gone back in time and are walking around a small colonial town. There are many cultural events to enjoy that are free, as well as restaurants, bars, coffee shops, museums, shops, a zoo, movie theaters, a symphony, galleries, parks and much more... all within walking distance of Casa de Los Mosaicos!
Keywords: Merida vacation rental, Family Home, Colonial rental, Colonial rental in centro, centro historico, Merida Yucatan rental
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Member since: 2007
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Casa de los Mosaicos has beautiful old tiled floors in every room - hence the name of the house - and high beamed ceilings, typical of old colonial houses in Merida. Each room has some beautiful antique Yucatecan furniture mixed with the new for comfortable living. The light fixtures are made by a local Yucatecan ceramicist and the walls have interesting pieces of art from local artists as well as pieces from our international travels. ...moreless
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- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
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- Iron & Board
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Full dinner set for 8, eating utensils, full set kitchen knives, serving dishes, strainer, colander, salad bowls, weighing machine, wine, champagne, tequila and water glasses, coffee mugs. ...moreless
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Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 15 - Dec 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Xmas and New Year
Dec 16 - Jan 7, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
50% deposit on booking and 50% one month prior to arrival plus 25% damages deposit.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Explore the Mayan archaeological ruins using Casa de los Mosaicos as your base. Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balaam, Coba and others are all just a day trip away from this central location. You can also visit smaller colonial cities, like Izamal, Valladolid, Ticul and others in just a day. Take a day trip to the cenotes of Cuzama (three cenotes in one trip) or to the beach at Progreso and other towns along the Yucatan Gulf Coast. Play golf and tennis at nearby La Ceiba Golf Course, or enjoy the public tennis courts, racketball courts, track and other sports facilities at the Salvador Alvarado Sports Stadium. If you like to fish, there is excellent fishing on the Yucatan Gulf Coast... both fly and line fishing in places like Campeche, Sisal, Rio Lagartos and San Felipe. Or go bird watching at Celestun and see the huge flocks of pink flamingoes. Within walking distance, you can go to multiple museums, or take a drive and go to the new Maya Museum in North Merida or the Museo de Cacao on the way to Sotuta de Peon or Yaxcopoil, hacienda museums. The list of great restaurants in Merida is growing all the time... go to Hennessy's Irish Pub on Paseo de Montejo for a taste of Irish Mexican culture or Apoala on Parque Santa Lucia to experience nouvelle Oaxacan cuisine. There is also plenty of shopping for arts and crafts close to Casa Mosaicos, as well as bookstores, antique stores, tourist shops, bakeries, traditional mercados and much more.
Year Purchased: 2005
About: Jane and Clive are British and have been travelling since we were born, Jane in Malta and Clive in Montevideo. From then on we travelled the world separately - Jane to Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the US, Clive to Spain, India, Iran, Kuwait, Greece and Peru. We got together in 1989 and just kept travelling, to Oman, Nigeria and in 2002 to Mexico City, where we spent 5 very happy years. This is where we fell in love with Mexico so decided to buy somewhere permanent before returning to live in London, UK. Merida was the place of choice for many obvious reasons! Jane is passionate about animals and animal conservation, while Clive is passionate (Jane would say obsessional!!) about fishing! But we also love travelling, going to the movies and the theatre, and taking in the odd pop/rock concert! Clive has recently retired after working for over 30 years for an organisation called The British Council, and Jane has also just recently retired, but is staying very busy with charitable pursuits, mostly related to animals.
Why Centro, Mérida, Yuc., Mexico:
We moved to Mexico City in 2002 and fell in love with the country and its people, and in particular with Merida and its Mayan history and culture, which is still so alive and such an integral part of life here. After so many years spent travelling, usually to warm places, Jane and Clive don't really do winters any more!! So we were looking for somewhere warm to escape to when the nights began to draw in in London, which is where we now spend a large part of our time. And Merida certainly fits that bill!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the beautiful old features of our house, the exquisite old tiles (we're told they are originally from Italy), the high high ceilinged rooms with their beams. And we love being in the centre of the city, so that we can more or less walk everywhere and enjoy all the amenities that Merida has to offer without having to get into a car. One of our treats is to wander in to the centre to one of our favourite cafes for a leisurely Mexican breakfast, delicious! Or wander down to the Zocalo for a delicious home made coconut ice-cream! But we also have our own garage (which is such a boon in Merida, where parking can be a problem) so we can jump into our car and head off to the beach at Progresso or a little further afield to the Caribbean coast if we want to. And there is some wonderful saltwater fly fishing (remember that Clive is passionate about fishing?!) to be had in a number of spots quite close to Merida - Campeche, Rio Lagartos, Progreso, San Felipe, Holbox.
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Welcome to Casa De Los Mosaicos -spacious entry hall looking into Dining Room
The well lit dining room is the center of the house and opens out to the patio.
Beautiful tiles and high ceilings. Futon can be a third bed.
Peek through the original doors to the master bedroom
The beautiful blue master bedroom with its stunning blue floor tiles.
A corner of the master bedroom with a beautiful antique sofa.
Second bedroom across the courtyard.
The lovely yellow second bedroom opens onto the patio and swimming pool.
Talavera tiles add color and style to the bathrooms.
Another view of the kitchen.
Another view of the central courtyard with swimming pool and sun loungers.
Looking down at the pool and patio from the rooftop terrace.
Central dining room with access to the kitchen, the master bedroom and the patio
Our lovely spacious living room with tall ceilings and original tile floors
Colorful walls reflect the myriad colors in the original mosaico tile floors.
The master bedroom with its ensuite bathroom and window onto internal courtyard.
Alternate view of master bedroom looking through to the living room.
A quiet sunny corner for reading, resting and relaxing...
The second bedroom has a writing desk, closet and beautiful floor tiles.
Second bathroom with bath and shower and locally sourced crema maya walls.
Spacious kitchen with all the amenities, plus granite worktop and breakfast bar.
The bright and airy kitchen has every convenience.
The pool area is sunny and completely enclosed for privacy.
Enjoy fresh fruits, flowers +vegetables from the mercado at nearby Santiago Park
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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