About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms With Pool, Roof Top Deck, Perfect For One Or Two Couples
Casa Santa Lucia is located in the desirable central neighborhood of Santa Lucia, near the best new restaurants, shopping and night clubs . A few minutes walk will take you to the beautiful Plaza Grande or to Santa Anna Park, where on Saturday nights all the locals go to watch Mexican dancers, sample delicious homemade foods and buy local Mexican handicrafts. This stunning home, with its custom designed paste tile floors in gorgeous muted tones, also has original exposed beams, stone details in the spa-like baths, and a designer kitchen. The suspended steel and concrete staircase leading to the roof deck make this a unique and sophisticated yet casual Mexican home.
The first floor features a large foyer, comfortable living room with an entertainment center, storage and office area, full bathroom, laundry room, dining room and kitchen. The living and dining area opens to the tropical garden and in ground pool with an outside shower, providing the best of indoor/outdoor living. Upstairs there are two air-conditioned master suites each with a spa like bathroom. The master suite has a large walk in closet, a balcony with a hammock and overlooks the pool and private garden. The rooftop terrace has spectacular views of the Cathedrals, squares and Spanish colonial architecture providing a birds-eye view of all that makes Merida so special.
Stay at home and have a relaxing dinner in the dining room or by the luxurious pool or explore Centro in Merida. Casa Santa Lucia is only two blocks away, which has fantastic new restaurants and local artisan shops.
On a more personal note, when my wife and I were furnishing our house in Merida, a homeless dog was injured outside of our home. It was Mexico’s Independence Day and there was no one to come to the aid of the poor injured dog. After more than 2 hours of trying to locate some help, we finally reached Sylvia Cortes of Evolution Animals, who said “I will be right there”; for this reason and because we are both animal lovers, we vowed that we would donate 10% of the rental income to her organization. Ms. Cortes and her organization of volunteers do a terrific job for the welfare of animals in the Yucatan. This conveniently located home will make your vacation in Merida a memorable and comfortable experience. “Mi casa es su casa”.
Ellen and Tucker
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- Mar 12, 2018
About Tucker Harris
My wife Ellen and I decided we would take a trip to Merida after we had sold our restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island. With all the demands of owning a restaurant for over 16 years, we had actually never taken a vacation. However, last spring, we decided to venture to Merida after we had heard of how enchanting it was from a close friend who comes every year, as well as from watching several episodes of House Hunters International. We rented a house that we had seen on Vacation Rentals By Owner and fell in love with Merida. It is such a magical and charming city, filled with unique shops, incredibly beautiful restaurants and wonderful people. We decided that we would look at some houses to potentially purchase while we were in Merida, and Casa Santa Lucia was the second house we visited. All others paled in comparison, so we decided we would make an offer. We love Merida and our home here and hope that anyone who decides to share our home enjoys it as well.
Tucker Harris purchased this Townhome in 2012
Why Tucker Harris chose Centro
If you decided to rental Casa Santa Lucia, not only will you enjoy all the comforts of home with all the amenities, but you will be helping the abandoned animals of the Yucatan, 10% of your rent will be donated to Evolucion Animals, run by Sylvia Cortez.
What makes this Townhome unique
One of the best things about our home is that it is centrally located and in close proximity to local shops, restaurants and activities that Merida has to offer. It is only 3 blocks from the city square, Plaza Grande and two blocks from Santa Lucia Park, which has all the best restaurants in Merida. Ellen and I decided that we would furnish Casa Santa Lucia to be comfortable; hence, all the furnishings are there because of their comfort. Our design is contemporary with comfort in mind, with a touch of Mexican antiques for their aesthetic beauty. We had a great time buying from local artisans as well as from little-known Cuban artist. We found a quite large beautiful cross at a small antique store close by that was found in a little village near Merida and was made from old beams. The lamps in the bedrooms and some of the pictures were bought from local artisans and artist from the park at Santa Anna’s Saturday night festival. Relax by the pool, in the comfortable living room with the television with cable, iPod and CD stereo, watch a movie or have a drink on the roof top deck with a view of the city and the church steeples If you stay at Casa Santa Lucia, you will undoubtedly be inclined to relax, put your feet up and enjoy your stay.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The home was very nice and a perfect location in Centro Mérida.
The alternative bar next door is very loud and thumping , but we could sleep . The front bedroom may need curtains because the sun at 6:00 am was unbearable and hot . Overall we loved the pool , the location and the lovely home . Suggestions : full length mirrors and more kitchen supplies needed . We loved Mérida !
Beautiful location, location, location
If you love to be in the "Cento" of things, if you love to stroll through the proud history of an old city and love the beauty of old churches, if you like the option of dining in your own space and dipping into your own pool, this is the place! My husband and I and another couple stayed in Tucker Harris' casa for 5 days and wished it was more. The two bedrooms were large, both with ensuites and air conditioned. The living area was comfortable (AC) and the owner has provided books and DVDs. The dining area looks out to the pool and the kitchen is well stocked. We used the washer and there is a dryer. The owner was the fastest ever to respond to our enquires and we consider him a friend. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you very much for the great review. It was a pleasure to have you stay in our house. Our neighbors also said it was great to have you as neighbors, even if it was only for a brief period. We would love to have you return.
Ellen & Tucker
A special place in the heart of Merida
We have been to Merida a few times before but had never stayed in the vibrant “Centro” area, so this time we decided to stay at Casa Santa Lucia for a month. It is a lovely spacious and comfortable home which is well equipped with everything you need. There was even fruit and a bottle of wine for our arrival, and Marcos (manager) met us there to familiarize us with everything. The home is very centrally located which was perfect, as shops, markets, symphony theatre, San Lucia park, restaurants, and the south end of the Paseo de Montejo are all within easy walking distance. The back yard is a perfect quiet, private oasis, which is completely enclosed with a good pool for a dip during the hot days. At time of writing there is a bar nearby which can be noisy at night, but we were made aware of that before booking to come. The owners were fantastic and accessible, responding to our questions, giving us ideas, and generally keeping In touch to make sure all was well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have fond memories of Casa Santa Lucia.
Marsha and Bob were incredible guest. We are so glad that they enjoyed their stay in Merida and at Casa Santa Lucia.
Private oasis in the center of it all
Beautiful Casa St Lucia was the perfect base for exploring Merida and the Mayan ruins. The house is an easy walk to everywhere you’d want to go. The best restaurants and clubs are steps away. The owner, Tucker, could not have been more helpful both before and during
our 10 day stay. The beautifully renovated house is exactly as described and Tucker made sure there were no surprises. Having the shaded garden and pool made late-day siestas the favorite part of our stay.
We are so glad that you enjoyed our home and Merida. It was a pleasure to have you stay.
Wonderful Merida Oasis
Casa Santa Lucia was the perfect place to stay over the Christmas holidays. The house is gorgeous, the pool is inviting, and the location couldn't be better. We were in the heart of everything and easily walked to restaurants, places of entertainment, markets. Tucker and Ellen recommended day trips out of Merida to a sisal plantation and to Celestun to see the flamingos, which we loved.
From the first day at Casa Santa Lucia, where we were welcomed with fresh flowers, wine, and coffee, to the last day, we loved the house and the neighborhood. We will definitely return to Merida and Casa Santa Lucia.
First stay at Casa Santa Lucia
The house was very nice. Of course it is very hot there and since electricity is fairly expensive, we opted to only use the bedroom a/c at night. So for the most part we stayed in the pool area anytime were at the house. It was wonderful! There is a bar behind the house that gets a little loud after 9:00 pm. But the location of the house is really great. Many restaurants within walking distance of a couple blocks. Lots to see in the plazas. All in all, it was a really nice getaway for us. Tucker and Ellen provided all the information you could need for a very nice stay. They provided the name of a taxi driver who was just awesome!! He was able to suggest the best Mayan ruins to see and took us to a very "cool" cenotes. Victor was a wealth of information. I would definitely come back to Casa Santa Lucia.
Casa Santa Lucia is located in Centro, which is in the central part of the city, close to restaurants, bars, shopping, galleries, parks, churches and anything you may need.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
•$200.00 per night/$150 per night low season (2 night minimum) •$1,050.00 per week/$850 per week low season •$4,000.00 per month/$2,500 per month low season •Electricity not included •Taxes are included