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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

You can't get a better location !!

You can walk everywhere all the stores, restaurants,museums, tourist information,banks, car rental, Main Plaza, Cathedral ....

Located in the middle of the historic district of Merida, this two-story art deco villa in the heart of colonial Merida is now available to rent either short-term or long-term.

In a quiet neighborhood just four blocks from the Main Plaza, and close to restaurants, the opera house, museums, galleries, and shopping.

This property offers 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, living room, dining room, an office, a center court-yard with a plunge pool, a secluded garden, one guest room downstairs, another guest room with a terrace upstairs and the master bedroom with a huge terrace facing the backyard.

The villa has been totally restored and presents several special features, such as a central foyer that introduces an open curving sculptured stairway to the second level with an historic stained glass window at the top; a sitting area in the garden next to a stone fountain that invites time for a relaxed coffee or cozy evening dinner, an outdoor shower in the cool shade of trees, and interior floors of original hand-crafted tiles.

The villa is filled with light, and all rooms are open and airy. There is high-speed internet access. All rooms have ceiling fans and all bedrooms have air-condition. 2 bedrooms have new orthopedic queen-size mattresses and the master bedroom an orthopedic kingsize mattress. Washing machine and dryer on premises.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2018

About Barbara

I'm born in Germany and moved to Los Angeles 1995 to pursue my carrier as a makeup & hair artist. I do work internationally and love to travel and see the world. I'm also very much into architecture and interior design and love to decorate.

Barbara purchased this house in 2008

Why Barbara chose Centro

i went to Merida in 2008 and fell in love with this city. It does remind me a bit of southern Europe.

After one week of being here i found this beautiful and very special home and it was love at first sight.

It is an oasis in the middle of the historical location...very private and zen space with lots of positive energy.

i could not resist !!!! and feel fortunate to offer this to travelers who appreciate it:-)

What makes this house unique

the location is very central but also in a quiet street what makes it a huge benefit.

everything in walking distance...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house in a great location in a great city! What more is there to say?

We so enjoyed our three weeks in this wonderful home. Nothing was lacking.

Great furnished kitchen, great beds. Our third trip to Merida and this was the

best house by far.

Possibly best part is that you are literally just a few blocks from

EVERYTHING....restaurants, shopping, central square and all the

entertainment that goes on there.
Dec 2009
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Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom
    Master Bedroom upstairs with big Terrace - 1 king
    Bedroom Upstairs with Terrace - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 17 reviews
san diego

The perfect Urban Oasis in Historic Merida

  • 5 of 5

Just finished creating a months worth of unforgettable memories in Casa Flora Merida.

A great big thanks to this beautiful home, and the absolutely lovely owner, and property manager.

From the start of considering this amazing home, we knew that it was something very special.

Our first communication with owner Barbara, was prompt, informative...and a sheer pleasure.

The process of reservation was flawless, and swift.

Property manager, Ana, was also a pleasure to meet upon arrival. Ana speaks perfect English, and is very kind, and knowledgable.

The incredibly beautiful Art Deco style of this home is refreshing, and the building is located in what has to be considered the most ideal location for tourists and locals alike. The building construction creates a cool interior temperature, although all rooms have air conditioning, and fans for your comfort.

The kitchen is well accessorized, and equipped for all levels of cooking.

We have moved on to Mexico City, and am already missing our merida home😘

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a group of friends stayed at Casa Flora for several days.

The house is great as it provides very accommodating space for non family members. In some regards each bedroom is a suite. The patios provide inviting outside space, both upstairs and at ground level. The interior pool was fun, spending time having a drink and talking.

Location was tremendous. We were close enough to al centro to walk as we wished. Merida is a wonderful time. The street Casa Flora is on was quiet and safe. We had the fortune of being there for the New Year and the celebration was excellent. We also used it as a starting point for several side trips, Progresso, Mayapan, Mayan ruins. Also saw (hesitantly) a bull fight.

The staff that greeted us was excellent, the house was clean and the kitchen could have provided easy meal preparation, although we did not take advantage of this. All services were wonderful.

Barbara, the owner, was prompt in answering any questions we had before making final reservation.

We strongly recommend Casa Flora for anyone's visit to Merida.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perplexed by other ratings

  • 3 of 5

Having rented this house partly on the basis of the effusive reviews, I felt obligated to write this one to provide a different perspective. Three of us rented this house for two weeks. I have rented 5 houses in Mexico and this would rank fourth in quality and fifth in terms of value for money. There are pros: the location is perfect – 4 blocks to the main plaza. Lots of square footage, though not all that effectively used. The beds are comfortable. The appliances work. The plunge pool is a refuge from the heat. The wifi is generally pretty good and the washer and dryer work well. The light controls are pretty advanced and if you like big canvases of warrior princess themed art (I did), you’re in luck. The decorative touches are nice, although calling the place Art Deco is a stretch. The owner is prompt and friendly.

And yet…. You’ll notice in the photos that the kitchen is not featured. This is no surprise – the kitchen is awful, by far the worst of the 5 I’ve experienced. It’s decently equipped with a gas stove, a couple of coffee makers, a good blender, and lots of plates. There is almost no work space – if you’re at all serious about cooking it is severely cramped. The pots and pans and the cutlery are worn out and cheap – with normal use we bent more spoons than Uri Geller. There is a decent sized yard and two large terraces off the bedrooms on the second floor, but nothing much has been done to make the spaces appealing – no plants, no furniture on the front terrace, nothing inviting at all. The water feature and outdoor shower are connected to a complicated piping system that leaks when you turn on the tap on upper terrace. We didn’t come here to watch TV but the tiny medieval set – looks like about 14” diagonal – with no cable connection is far below the contemporary standard of a flat screen to which you can attach a computer to show movies. There is no cleaning – not even once a week – which is a unique in my experience (in two rentals there was daily service, which was overkill). The bathrooms are drab and comparatively small. The paint is peeling in several rooms, no mirror in one of the bedrooms, and the general aura is that of a house that is rented but not lived in. There’s no “aha” feel to this house, and it’s certainly not luxury digs. It was a place to crash, not an oasis to enjoy hanging out in. It wouldn't take a lot of money to make the place more appealing.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steven, thank you for staying in my house in Merida and happy you enjoyed your vacation. I'm sorry you never reached out to my manager or me while your stay when there was any problems. I'm always here for my tenants to give them advice wehre to go and also to fix things right away if there is any issues. all the issues mentioned were meanwhile fixed. wishing you all the best B
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San Francisco

Spacious, cool, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

In October 2014 five of us made Casa Flora our home for ten days. This was a dream come true. The home is spacious and tastefully decorated. The amenities are perfect, the kitchen sufficient and we loved the

walk -in showers. There are original paintings throughout. All rooms are very large and the house is laid out so that all five of us could find our private place to be alone, read, draw or just meditate on the serenity of the place. All of us fell in love with Merida, the people, the food, the nightly entertainment out in the plazas. We cannot wait to return. Barbara has a lovely home and the details of rental are seamless. A purified water cooler is in the kitchen, and refills can be purchased within walking distance. If you need a cab they are plentiful and cheap. Nearby restaurants are delicious. Oh, and the pool is so lovely and so welcome on a hot afternoon.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely vacation place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 2 kids stayed at Casa Flora for 2 weeks and had an amazing time in Merida. It was our first time here and the house was just perfectly located in the middle of the historical center, walking to everywhere from the house. The Main Plaza ist just a couple of minutes away. Every Sunday there is a nice big farmers market with yummy Mexican food and all sorts of hand crafted souvenirs to buy. We have seen a lot of great places like Chichen Tza , the beach along Progresso, the flamingos and many others beside swimming in those amazing Cenotes. The house itself, Casa Flora, is super beautiful. A mix of Art Deco and Colonial Style. Very modern but still with old charming features like those old handcrafted tiles that go through the whole house. We showered under the outdoor shower under a huge palm tree - what a treat!!! Really a perfect sanctuary and the sound of the water fountain running added to the oasis-feel. The owner and manager were both extremely supportive and we would come back any time in the future for another stay at Casa Flora. Booking was very easy by the way. We highly recommend this rental to everyone.

Cordelia and Charley from Canada

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA, USA

Amazing House and GREAT HOST!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the property for 3 weeks. It is a super charming place. We instantly felt at home. It is right in the Center of Merida, so you walk to dinner and can go sightseeing without a car. Still the house is very quiet and affords a lot of privacy. We especially enjoyed the patio with the outdoor shower and the pool! The host went out of her way to accommodate our wishes. The house is super well maintained and very clean. We highly recommend spacious this gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Car: not necessary



Grutas de Calcehtok,

Merida Cathedral,

Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace),

Mayapan Mayan Ruins,

Paseo de Montejo,

Dzibilchaltun Ruins,

Plaza Grande,

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya,

Teatro Peon Contreras,

Merida English Library,

Dzibilchaltun Museum,

Museo de Arte Popular,

Casa de Montejo,

Anthropology and History Museum,

Hacienda Yaxcopoil,

EcoMuseo del Cacao,

Cairo Cinema Cafe,

Merida Tourism Office,


Cenote X Batun,

Macay Museum,

Nunnery Quadrangle,

Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario),


Casa Museo Montes Molina,

Palacio Canton,

Parque Hidalgo,

Casa Frederick Catherwood,

Museum of the City of Merida,


Diamonds Casino,

El Museo de la Cancion Yucateca,

Statue of Hideyo Noguchi,

Hacienda Ochil,

Casino La Cima




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85
electric / week $30
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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