House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
About Tim Ghirardelli
I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area and I'm fascinated by ancient advanced cultures worldwide and the megalithic structures they leave behind. While visiting Merida for the first time in 2003 to discover the contributing role of the Maya, 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 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 twenty 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. Experience the leisurely pace 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 handmade 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
Children allowed - Children must be pool safe. Unfenced pool and staChildren must be pool safe. Unfenced pool and sta
No pets - Your clean, well-groomed, well-behaved pet is welcYour clean, well-groomed, well-behaved pet is welc
No smoking - Outside only pleaseOutside only please
Max guests: 4
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Lovely home in a very good location, walking distance to everything.
Spacious and beautiful!
We were really happy with our stay here. The location was excellent and it was an easy walk to anywhere in centro, including the Grand Plaza, and even the Paseo de Montejo. The rooms were large and tastefully decorated, the pool and patio area were a nice, comfortable place to relax in the middle of the day or evening, and the rooftop patio was a real bonus! I'd definitely recommend it!!
Beautifully Designed Home
We really liked this casa in central Merida. I especially loved the modern and traditional design touches in the home. The living room and bedrooms are especially lovely, and the bathrooms are modern and nice. We made ample use of the pool, the patio, and the rooftop spaces. Our host and the rental company were very helpful and responsive.
The information about the house and the neighborhood provided by our host were very useful. We appreciated the restaurant recommendations and found plenty to do in Merida and the surrounding area. I'd go back and stay here again!
Thank you for sharing. We look forward to your return!
Great House with a Terrific Location with everything close by
We stayed at Casa La Barenda May '18. The house itself is very clean and is decorated with regional themes/items throughout. We loved the rock walls, the tall ceilings and the lighting throughout the house. The completely private pool in the middle of the house was fantastic after the hot Yucatan days (May is pretty warm) and cooler evenings out on the squares. Not to mention the rooftop terrace to lounge after you get out of the pool plunge.
All the major squares are very walkable from the property and there is something organized going on every single night on at least one of these squares. Lots of shops, restaurants, bus depots, ubers, taxis and horse carriages nearby. If you are looking for a two bedroom house with multiple living areas to be immersed into Merida Living, you have found it.
Thanks so much for sharing your experiences at the casa and around Merida! Hope to see you back this way!
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 emailed Welcome info FREE with every booking provides super helpful tips on orientation and fun, new, and one-off things to do you won't find anywhere else.
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.