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Luxury Historic Home with Pool in Colonia Santiago - Centro

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 16 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 7)

If you are looking for an elegant and luxurious home in the best location of the historic Centro of Merida at reasonable rents, one block from Parque Santiago, Casa de los Monos is it! On the corner of Calle 57 and Calle 74, this home is in Colonia Santiago, the best residential area in the city. Casa de los Monos is not a 'rental house.' Rather it is a private, historic residence which is occasionally available to a few, responsible people for extended stays. Therefore, the furnishings, linens, art, and appointments are commensurate with what you expect to find in a private, luxury home.

The main floor living room has glass doors opening onto the pool. At one end you will find a beautiful tiled and fully equipped kitchen (with powder room) which opens to a lovely dining room with comfortable seating for 8. The other end of the living room opens to a large guest room with two double beds. The elegant and comfortable master bedroom has a queen size bed and opens onto a glassed in sitting room/office going out to the pool. A huge marble bathroom/dressing room connects the two main floor bedrooms. On the second floor is the third bedroom, beautifully decorated with a queen size bed and full bathroom. A balcony overlooks the pool.

Two of the greatest Mayan pyramids (Chichen Itza and Uxmal) are within a two hour drive. Cancun and Guatemala are just 4.5 hours away. The lovely beach of Progreso with its beautiful new Malecon is only a 30 minute drive from Merida and our favorite "secluded" beach town of Sisal is an hour away. Enjoy symphonies, ballets, theater, fine dining, incredible museums, galleries, modern movie theaters, and so much more in this beautiful 'White City' that looks like Paris. Taxis are very reasonable, and the shopping is superb..

The large exercise lap pool has fountains which flow into it, and the lighting at night is magical. The second floor bedroom will comfortably sleep two in a queen size bed. The other two bedrooms downstairs offer a queen size bed in one and two double beds in the other. All the downstairs rooms enjoy large glass windows and doors facing the pool. The ceilings are 18 feet high. The entire building has separate air conditioning in each room.

Come and enjoy one of the most beautiful areas you can imagine, as you relax in a lovely, historical home; enjoy the pool; relax to the music of the built-in stereo sound system; and explore World Heritage sites.

Weekly maid service included. Of significant importance, Merida has the lowest crime rate in Mexico. A strong police presence is everywhere. This is a very safe and friendly city.

Keywords: Home, pool, central, historic, luxury, 3 bedrooms, corner, elegant, light, pool, Santiago, antiques,

More Details

Owner
Melanie Harris
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Melanie Harris

Melanie grew-up in San Miguel de Allende where her husband Eric was born. They currently spend time between San Antonio, San Miguel, Merida and Mexico City where Melanie works as a Contemporary art dealer and advisor and Eric as a developer and architect.

Melanie Harris purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

The house is one block from the beautiful and lively Santiago Park and just a few blocks from the main plaza. You can walk to restaurants and museums. Or you can catch a taxi and easily go to major shopping malls, restaurants and museums.

Or you can stay home and lounge by the pool with your favorite beverage...

Amenities

Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , With
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , additional single air mattress available
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom., Double Beds (3) Two in guest room. One in second guest room. Available single inflatable mattress and 1 single foldable thick mat (great for children 10 & under)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beautiful artwork by national and international artists are exhibited through house as owner is an art dealer. Built-in central Hi-Fi in each room, large swimming pool, weekly maid service included.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Amazing customer service nonetheless

  • 5 of 5

The entire trip was horrible. We missed out flight, got stranded in a connecting city. However, the service provided by the property manager Lillian, her assistant Kathia, and the homeowner Melanie was truly amazing. Each lady accommodated us around our dilema. They provided easy contactability, made sure we were in a safe environment, and provided us with an excellent option when we didn't make it to the home. While we never actually arrived to the vacation home, these ladies dedicate themselves to providing a wonderful experience for their guest. This is an experience that was immaculate and me and my family would definitely recommend this home. Thank you so much for everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful well equipped home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house. Very relaxing feel. Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

We had a marvelous time at this gorgeous property and in wonderful Merida.

  • 5 of 5

It would be hard to overstate how utterly delightful we found Casa de los Monos. Every detail has been thought of in this beautifully decorated and very well-located home. We especially enjoyed the pool at the end of our 6 busy days in Merida. We have already recommended the house to several friends and plan to stay here again when we are next in Merida.

Warm regards, AT

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect place in Merida

  • 5 of 5

This is one of those dilemmas where the place was so special that I am reluctant to share it with anybody else. However, since this would not be fair to our lovely host Melanie, here it is: We, a family of four, could not have wished for a better place to stay. Everything was perfect, from the check-in and check-out procedures to the equipment of the house, not to speak of the truly very, very beautiful house itself. The location was great - walking distance to the centre, super market and fresh market less than five minutes away, on street parking and mostly very quiet (except for the little cantina that would sometimes have some very happy revellers), there is no street noise at all. We would love to come back one day and are hoping that the Casa by then is still available to book and not eternally booked-up, whilst of course, this is what this place deserves.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A total surrise

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Never knew something so beautiful could be behind the walls of Mexico streets. The house is magnificent and it was such a great and convenient location. Thank u

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in a gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Los Monos was even more beautiful than in the photos and the location near Santiago Park couldn't have been better. We were an international team of four researchers working in Merida and were all delighted with the house. The property managers Lillian and Art were very helpful getting us settled and answering any questions. The tasteful decor and high quality renovation of this historic house made it a luxurious home base.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Merida
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Progresso
Car: not necessary

For Mayan pyramid exploring and viewing old mansions and haciendas, excellent restaurants and shopping, this home is perfect. A marvelous beach is thirty minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$185
$1,250
$3,250
 
 
Nightly Rate
Nov 12 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
$3,250
 
 
Nightly Rate
Nov 24 2017 - Dec 5 2017
16 night minimum stay
$180
$3,250
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
$3,250
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 13 2018 - Jun 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
$3,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
$3,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Due to the high expense of electrical/gas utilities in Mexico, we ask that you be responsible for these expenses. The temperature you keep the house and pool are up to you. Prior to check-in and after departure the property manager will take a meter reading and the cost of electricity for your stay, as well as the pool gas, which has a seperate system, will be billed to your deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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