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Luxurious Colonial in Merida Centro / Featured in Architectural Digest Mexico

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Casa de las Manos with Bougainvillea.

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Last updated: 05/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

While you are on vacation in Merida, stay in our luxurious vacation home, a Mexican getaway in the Yucatan - tranquil, spacious, full of light and color.

Casa de Las Manos is a nine room house with large kitchen, living room, dining room, gallery, outdoor living room patio, four bedrooms, three baths and a stunning pool. Located just blocks from both the Plaza Grande and Paseo Montejo, Casa de Las Manos is in the lovely Santa Ana neighborhood of Merida’s Centro Historico, perfectly located near shopping, restaurants, theaters and a yoga studio.

What we love about our home: Casa de las Manos is a hidden, private, tranquil oasis with garden and pool in the middle of a bustling city. The house is centered around a living room patio, so we spend most of our time living out of doors! We can walk to fabulous restaurants, galleries, historic sites, shopping and have a yoga studio and theatre across the street.

Come live in Merida, if only for a week or two. Enjoy the relaxed and tranquil lifestyle that comes with living comfortably in a colonial city in the tropics.


Birds, geckos and parrots chirp from the trees as you wake up with a morning coffee and a plate of mangos. Palm trees sway in the breeze as you swim in your private pool in the evening, after a day of exploring the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza or Uxmal or the colonial town of Izamal.

Drink in the surrounding ambiance of everyday Mexican life while you sip your margarita and gaze at the stars on our tower terrace. Have lunch at the cocina economica just down the street, then dine at a 4-star hacienda later that evening.

It’s all within easy reach at Casa de Las Manos.

More. . .The front section of the house is built within the original stone walls of the old colonial structure. This includes the foyer, kitchen, gallery, dining room, living room, outdoor living room and two bedrooms with a shared bath, all connected by an elegant loggia. Many of the original floor tiles were saved and repolished. The stone walls surrounding the garden are also of original construction.

The new building in the back of the property is a three story colonial-style building, with two master bedrooms and a roof terrace, all overlooking the filtered swimming pool that is nestled into the garden between the two buildings.

Each of the bedrooms enjoys a lovely cross-breeze from windows and doors that open onto a private terrace overlooking the pool. There are spacious closets and bathrooms opening onto each bedroom, both complete with air conditioning and flat screen televisions.

Casa de Las Manos is designed for indoor/outdoor living, which is one of the most enjoyable aspects of spending time in the Yucatan. Spend your vacation enjoying many wonderful attractions, all less than a day away, and this beautiful home in the center of all that Merida has to offer. Casa de los Manos - our casa, su casa.

DETAILS

Casa de Las Manos offers the following to its guests:

1 Master Bedroom at the Garden Level with a King-sized bed, a private bathroom and a walk-in closet.
1 Master Bedroom upstairs with a view of the pool from a private deck. This room has a Queen bed, a private bathroom and a walk-in closet.
1 bedroom with two full beds adjoining the shared bath, opening onto the portico and the garden.
1 bedroom with one queen-sized bed adjoining the shared bath, opening to the garden and overlooking the pool.

Amenities
Filtered swimming pool
Dining room that seats eight comfortably
Kitchen with modern appliances, including cappucino machine
100% cotton high thread count linens, and fluffy 100% cotton towels for all rooms
Wireless internet
Flat screen TVs in the living room and in the master bedrooms with full service SKY cable, including channels in English
Roof terrace with outdoor shower
Outdoor sitting areas for meals or relaxation
Water cooler with filtered water (first bottle is furnished free of charge)
One week supply of paper towels, handsoap and toilet tissue provided.
Cost of electricity is included in rental fee up to $300.MX; any balance above this amount will be charged to guests at time of check out and must be paid in cash.


ABOUT MERIDA
Casa de Las Manos is located in the center of one of the oldest and most interesting cities in all of Mexico. As the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan, Merida is the cultural and governmental center of the state, but it is also the traditional cultural center of the entire Yucatan peninsula. As a consequence, the city always has something to offer our visitors.

Everyday, any week of the year, there will be multiple events in theatre, dance or music - often free - to entertain you. Art galleries, museums, shopping, zumba and a variety of restaurants are just a few blocks away.

At the turn of the 20th Century, Merida was a thriving economic center due to the henequen trade. Hotels, homes, haciendas and other grand buildings were constructed with the wealth that flowed into the area. Just blocks from Casa de Las Manos is the Paseo de Montejo, where an evening stroll will allow you to view the historic mansions and the contemporary public art exhibits placed along the sidewalks.

There is much to explore in Merida, and Casa de Las Manos is centrally located, making exploration both pleasurable and convenient. No car is necessary - you can walk or travel by taxi everywhere you go in the city. For excursions to the beach (30 minutes away), nearby Mayan ruins or other towns, rental cars are available in Merida Centro.
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Manager

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    The main house is wheelchair friendly, as is the walkway. Bedrooms 1 & 2 require a small step up to enter; 3 requires crossing the bridge and 4 requires steps....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    One in each Master and one in Living room....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In Centro, close to all amenities, yet in a real neighborhood....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Racquetball
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Large with typical concrete built-ins. Large center island with bar stools for gathering. Pantry with plenty of storage....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Golf available at local clubs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis:

    Tennis available a short ride away....moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250
$1,600 $3,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Occupant up to 6 people: $250 per night / $1600 per week.

For 6-8 people: $300 per night / $1850. per week.

Actual use of electricity for AC will be charged to guest at time of check out. Meter will be read upon arrival and departure in order to determine this cost.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Very close to the English Library, a hub of activity for English speaking visitors to Merida.

 

Manager info

About: I am an art dealer/gallery owner and my husband is an architect. With a keen sense of design and style, we have filled this extraordinarily beautiful home with things we love. In addition to art/architecture, we appreciate creativity on all levels - in food,culture, people and our surroundings. We love to see the world and subscribe to Mark Twain's philosophy 'Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness.'

Why Centro, Mérida, Yuc., Mexico:
It is architecturally stunning and perfectly located!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Close to everything you will want to see and do in Merida.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2016

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Photos

  • Casa de las Manos with Bougainvillea.

    Casa de las Manos with Bougainvillea.

  • Living room.

    Living room.

  • Casa de las Manos displays various collections of hands (manos.)

    Casa de las Manos displays various collections of hands (manos.)

  • Master bedroom/ bath

    Master bedroom/ bath

  • Daybed for siestas.

    Daybed for siestas.

  • Beugainvillea and ceramic urns by the pool.

    Beugainvillea and ceramic urns by the pool.

  • Spectacular night view of the pool and bridge to master bedrooms.

    Spectacular night view of the pool and bridge to master bedrooms.

  • The coffee table was made from an antique grain feed trough.

    The coffee table was made from an antique grain feed trough.

  • A large kitchen island invites friends/famlly to hang out while the chef works!

    A large kitchen island invites friends/famlly to hang out while the chef works!

  • The dining room table has a special 'accordion' feature that allows it to expand

    The dining room table has a special 'accordion' feature that allows it to expand

  • Outdoor living room/patio is the center of activity and the most popular room.

    Outdoor living room/patio is the center of activity and the most popular room.

  • Outdoor dining table. Also great for games and cards!

    Outdoor dining table. Also great for games and cards!

  • Guest bedroom 2 with queen bed and painted chest.

    Guest bedroom 2 with queen bed and painted chest.

  • Ironwork by local Mexican artisan graces the entrance to a hallway.

    Ironwork by local Mexican artisan graces the entrance to a hallway.

  • Yes, there is lots of art!

    Yes, there is lots of art!

VRBO #626960

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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