About the property
- House1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Casa La Barenda is located in the heart of Merida’s centro historico, walking distance to restaurants, local markets, plaza's, museums, shops, theaters, and all the exciting activities that go on in the Plaza Grande. And it’s only fifteen minutes from Merida’s international airport!
Travelers to Merida will discover a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that retains much of its French and Spanish colonial charm… and Casa La Barenda is right in the middle of one of the most charming historic districts, Santiago.
The casa has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a plunge pool, kitchen, and large dining and living areas and a comfortable indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
Casa La Barenda makes a terrific base to explore Mayan ruins, Cenotes, Caves, Haciendas, Colonial Churches, Bird sanctuaries, Fishing villages and the soft white sand Beaches nearby.
Its high adventure in Yucatan -- if you want it to be -- and you certainly won't be lacking in things to do...even if it’s nothing!
We hope you'll find time to relax and decompress around the casa too. Fall asleep in comfy handmade hammocks - warm your bones or do yoga at the rooftop lounge while enjoying seasonal breezes and city views. Crack open a beer, or blend up a Margarita and chill away around the plunge pool terrace. Reflect on the day and let the charms of Merida sink in. Casa La Barenda and Merida awaits you!
Your personal assistant is available for any additional services like pre-arrival shopping to stock the fridge, tours, massage...please just ask.
Keywords: Vacation Rental Home, Yucatan, Merida, Mayan, Colonial Home
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Tim Ghirardelli
I am a fourth generation Californian, traveler based in the San Francisco, Bay Area. I’m fascinated by ancient advanced cultures worldwide where from Sumerian tablets to Atlantian myths and Mayan ruins—Yucatan plays a contributing role. While visiting Merida for the first time in 2003, I was hooked and came back to discover even more...
Tim Ghirardelli purchased this House in 2005
Why Tim Ghirardelli chose Barrio de Santiago
It's always a pleasure to see the ever-evolving food, art, music, people and cultural scene--there is so much here to experience. You can feel the history and explore the many fascinating Archeological and natural wonders nearby. Casa La Barenda is an easy day-trip from many areas on the planet, yet it's a world away! Being able to walk to everything in the centro historico and only fifteen minutes from Merida’s international airport makes it a snap to go.
What makes this House unique
Guests love the walk-to-everything lifestyle and the relaxing feel of the home with comfortable furniture and colonial features decorated with a blend of antiques and local artwork. You'll decompress here in no time with the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Chill around the plunge pool, warm your bones at the rooftop lounge and gently swing away in hand made hammocks. The casa feels good and travelers and friends think enough to return. Hopefully Casa La Barenda and Merida surrounds will bring a smile and pleasure to your stay too.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Location, Location, Location!
My friends and I rented this house for a week over the Easter Holiday. It is a lovely interior and great size for 2-4 people sharing. It had everything we needed and the management hosts were very attentive, checking in when needed. The house is on a busy corner but the double glass on the windows worked well to block out noise and we were never kept up or bothered by street noise. The location was fabulous. Only a 5 minute walk to the main square, Santa Lucia square and Santiago Square and just 10 minutes to the Paseo Montejo and Santa Ana square. It made getting around a breeze and going back to the house in the hot afternoons for a swim break perfectly doable. If I had to make any suggestions it would be that there is not as much airflow in the house as there could be due to the glassed in windows. However, there is air conditioning in all rooms and the cost was not high for the week of electricity so all in all a great experience. Thank you very much!
Thanks so much for your post during such a special time in Merida. A quick look at the Welcome book provides super helpful tips on orientation and fun, new, and one-off things to do you won't find anywhere else.
Beautiful house responsive hosts
Good location near the center.
House nicely decorated.
Very nice and cozy Colonial Home in the Heart of Merida
My family and I spent a week during New Years. Tim's Home was very nice. It has been restored/remodeled with very good taste. The living room is very nice and spacious as is the master bedroom. The second bedroom was also very nice and cozy. The roof terrace was a really great place to spend our evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped, except for an oven, but it has a very spacious toaster oven. It was perfect so that we could cook breakfast and also several dinners. There is also a nice covered patio with an adjacent dipping pool to cool off.
The location of the house is within walking distance to pretty much everything in the center of Merida. There are several parks near by where you can dine out or just have a drink and listen to music (some nights live). The main cathedral is a few blocks away as well as many other important buildings. There are loads of restaurants with many types of cuisine.
Tim was as very good host and I definitely recommend his home!
We liked the space. We managed in the kitchen fairly well. Good knives!! Colors wonderful. The roof lounging space however needs sun cover.
The washer needs a dryer. Humidity too high to depend on nature.
We had cold showers for 3days before that got straightened. Then the plumbing in second bedroom needs attention. There must be leakage in walls as it’s got mildew odor in there. Not good for ones health.
The main bedroom bathroom needs better design for shower. Looks good but function off. Floor soaked after shower. Hence needed to wash towels and found dryer would make life better.
The basic idea of house great but too many major issues to deal with. Would not likely rent again.
Pepe and rental people lovely.
Gosh, we don't know if these guests actually stayed with us! It makes us think though that Merida does have regional differences to other places on the planet that most guests love--others not so much. One of them is plumbing. It's a city-wide given in Merida that plumbing is sensitive and requires paper disposal separately. Another is value-- 2 adults can stay in this spacious, private home for the equivalent price of a room in a hotel. Come to think of it, that's just about it. We hope you'll find your way here. Most come for the endless possibilities in exploration, history and culture. And more stay for the relaxed lifestyle, and for the gentle and friendly nature of the people.
The house was sparious and the outdoor courtyard with a pool was delightful.
It was in a great location. We could walk to the market, the park and lots of restaurants.
There was a convenience store right across the street that sold just about everything. My only complaints were that the house could have used better lighting in the kitchen and dining room. Also it was on a busy street, and sometimes the traffic was rather loud.. if you are rented for a short time you might not have the need for a clothes dryer, but we were there for a month and it would have been nice.to have one. The management company was super nice and responded quickly when ever I needed something.
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Guests love Casa La Barenda's walkable location to everything! Traveler's that prefer quiet destinations would do well to consider that Merida is a lively city with the typical city sounds. Washing clothes is a snap at the casa, but with the supporting climate many prefer to air-dry clothes.
Place really nice but full of palmetto bugs
Place is nice but had lots of huge palmetto bugs
We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the casa. As in any tropical climate, these harmless bugs can be part of your experience. The casa is treated before all guest arrivals and any subsequent outbreaks are random, rare and easily addressed. It's very important to us that you fully enjoy your stay and immediately report any issues of concern.
Casa La Barenda is close to Mayan Archaeological sites, Museums, Restaurants, Art Galleries, Music, Theaters, Colonial Churches, Forts, Plantations, Haciendas, Bird Sanctuaries, Cenotes, Caves, beaches and more.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CHECK IN: The house is available for check in after 3pm. Check out is 11am. Depending on the availability of the home, I am happy to accommodate an early check-in or later departures by prior arrangement. REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT: Assuming no damages, your deposit will be returned to you at the end of your stay, minus a charge for electricity used during your stay (meter is checked on arrival/departure). For stays of longer than one month the refundable security deposit is 500 US dollars. For stays longer than three months, the first and last months rent will also be due in advance. ELECTRICITY: Guests will be charged for electricity usage. This is standard practice in Yucatan and is based on actual consumption. The meter at check in and on departure and the cost will be deducted from your deposit. SERVICES: Complimentary housekeeping, pool and gardening service are included for all reservations. (1 service every 7 days). SMOKING: Smoking is permitted but not inside the home or bedrooms please. OCCUPANCY: The house is rented on the basis of the people listed on the agreement up to a maximum of 4. No extra overnight guests are allowed without the permission of the owner. The house is not designed to accommodate more than 4. PARTIES: Absolutely no parties are permitted in the house. NO BUSINESS IS TO BE CONDUCTED IN THE HOUSE RATES ARE QUOTED IN USD.