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Contemporary Elegance in Historic Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Located in Merida, the original heart of the Mayan civilization, now the cultural and art center of the Yucatan Peninsula. It boasts excellent restaurants, art galleries, museums, theatre, a world class symphony and a rich 500 year history of Spanish, French, Portuguese and Lebanese influence. Close to the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and several Mayan ruins including Chichen Itza, a world heritage site. The house has 20 foot ceilings with a formal dining room, living room (doubles as a 2nd bedroom with a queen-size pullout couch and ensuite), very large gourmet kitchen that opens out to a terrace and private pool. The second floor has the master bedroom with luxury ensuite and two terraces. All rooms feature natural ventilation and light as well as air conditioning in the master and living room. It was featured on the cover of the July 2010 issue of Ambientes Magazine.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About The Owner

With retirement on the horizon I wanted a warm getaway to escape the Canadian winters. This part of the world has always fascinated me.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Merida

I fell in love with this house the moment I stepped inside.


Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull-out sofa bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Double Bed (1) Pull out sofa bed in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Contemporary Elegance in Historic Downtown
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Amazing Home with great location

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home that was nicely remodeled. The home is very private as has two master suites each on different floors. The 2nd floor is extremely private with two double balconies one facing the pool and other facing the street. The house is fully stack all kinds of items from wine opener to a cooler to take the beach. To finalize the staff from the owner is excellent as we have an issue with their front door key, the property manager showed up within less than 2 hours with a replacement. Truly a great home to spend with the family or friends.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect location and excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful property. Just steps from all the action in Merida, we were able to enjoy this delightful city. The staff were great - very attentive to our questions and concerns. The property is even more beautiful than the photos suggest. We hope to return soon. Thanks for a fantastic vacation experience!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time in Merida

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented Tim's property in Merida, MX from Nov. 2/2016 until December 10/2016 and loved our stay. The property is ideally situated in central Merida within walking distance of all the essential cultural activities/events and there are plenty to take in. Fantastic restaurants with some of the best eating we've experienced in Mexico. Super affordable and great value for your dollar. Guide provided by the owner at the property listing some great food choices and we also took advantage of on line reviews to make sure we didn't miss any of the top restaurants in Merida. Tim's property exceeded our expectations. The property is very nicely furnished, A/C that worked effectively when needed, comfy beds and linens, Dish network available so I didn't miss my NFL games, great kitchen with all the creature comforts to cook a great meal at home, attentive cleaning staff and pool service.

Great time in Merida and Great property that I highly recommend.

Thanks Tim

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern home, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous property full of beautiful artwork and architectural details. The location couldn't be better, right around the corner from Santa Lucia park where there is a lot of evening entertainment and a neighbourhood full of cool cafes, bakeries and restaurants. There are three deck areas within the house, each with a variety of seating options, and the stupendous walls make for a very safe-feeling environment. The house is very comfortable, beautifully furnished and has better than usual extras such as a Melita coffee brewer, henckel knives and a great gas stove. A wonderful choice for one or two couples wanting to be in the historical centre and to explore Merida.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem in Merida

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, modern, safe, clean, and spacious home. This home came well equipped and was tastefully decorated and has VERY comfortable beds and huge showers!! We stayed 19 days at this home and found it be to a true "home away from home", it lends itself to a very relaxing and calming atmosphere. The patios and pool are surrounded by very tall walls providing ultimate privacy and plenty of sunshine all day! The weather in Merida was about 30-38`c (April) everyday and the house was very comfortable with the ceiling fans and air conditioning. The house is situated perfectly in the centro and close to many restaurants, shops, bakery, grocery stores, and cafes (all within a comfortable walking distance!!) Merida is a beautiful and charming colonial city, we did many day trips to Progreso, Celestun, and Mayapan Mayan Ruins and the Cenotes. I would highly recommend this home to my family and friends, it was easily accessible from Cancun thanks to the ADO bus system. A special thanks to Alan from the property management company who greeted us at the home, promptly assisted us with any questions throughout the trip, and for helping us arrange a private chef for authentic Mexican cuisine.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blissful magic in Merida

  • 5 of 5

I just spent a week at this fabulous home and cannot say enough about it. I am a sixtyish woman traveling alone and enjoyed every peaceful loving and safe moment. The elegant modern home within ancient walls was everything it was purported to be and more. The location is absolutely perfect; Close to and within walking distance of everything I wanted and needed. Walking alone at night was a piece of cake. Heavenly and affordable masseuse, great hair dresser, English speaking library and gym right down the street. The opera, grand square, nightly entertainment, cathedral, Museum of Art, mercado, all less than 3 blocks away. The pool beckoned every afternoon after exploring. And exploring I did. There are day tours to any important ruin/site you wish to see, at a reasonable cost, great bus accommodations with AC and great guides. The house staff and the owner were absolutely wonderful. The internet worked impeccably. Lots of TV channels. Cab fare was very reasonable. All necessities are provided and the home is much more spacious than depicted. The twenty foot tall ceilings were fabulous. I've been going to San Miguel Allende for a month every year for over a decade until this year. As much as I love SMA, I must say it was trumped either by a change of heart that I have had, or the open loving hearts of the people of Merida. (or maybe both). Simply stated, a piece of heaven. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lou, so glad you enjoyed your time in Merida and so glad we were able to be a part of the "blissful magic!" Please join us again soon!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Merida International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
La Tratto
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several in Santa Lucia
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located in historic Merida, the heart of the Mayan civilization and now the cultural and artistic centre of the Yucatan Peninsula. Thirty minutes from the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and several Mayan ruins, the city is well known for its art galleries, museums and cultural nightlife.


Rates & Availability

Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $365.9

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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