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Casa De Su Corazón - with Pool in Historic Centro

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Master Bedrooms with En Suite Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Casa De Su Corazón-'House of Her Heart' is a family owned vacation home and is located in the much desired neighborhood of Santa Ana in the historic Centro of Merída. Casa De Su Corazón is within minutes walking distance of numerous museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, parks, and other activities of the Yucatan.

Casa De Su Corazón has been fully renovated (completed in 2013) and we have taken great care to tastefully decorate the home to provide you the comforts of your vacation getaway.

Behind the orange facade of the home is a large open, modern living area (with mexican accents) high ceilings and original pasta tile floors; a spacious dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a colorful living room with entertainment center including a flat screen cable television (free netflix), dvd player and numerous movies, and free wireless internet. Each room in the house has air conditioning and ceiling fans for your added comfort. Tall colonial design glass doors with screened windows open to the quaint, private, garden patio with an outside dining table and chairs for that morning cup of coffee to listen for the visiting parrots, or lounging in the sun beside the filtered plunge pool, or maybe the tranquility of lying in one of the hammocks enjoying the breeze and the sway of the palm trees. A weber grill is provided should you desire to have that old fashioned charcoal barbecue. The pool and patio have lighting should you desire to take a night-time dip or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening air.

There are two master bedrooms (Sealy Queens) with en suite bathrooms including walk-in showers. An on-demand hot water heater makes continuous hot water readily available. There is ample dresser and garment space for all your personal belongings.

A very unique feature in this 1800s home is the screened open air atrium with live bamboo trees. The atrium allows for the circulation of air throughout the home. The Yucatan has a very humid climate and air circulation is vital in the home.

There is a separate laundry room with washer, dryer, and clothes line adjacent to the patio for your convenience. You are welcome to use the picnic cooler, beach towels, beach bags, water bottles, and umbrellas should you make a trip to one of the nearby beaches. The public buses travel to and from the beach areas many times throughout the day.

We have board games, puzzles, cards and books for added entertainment. We welcome you to relax and enjoy your stay!

More Details

Property Manager
Leslie Barker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Leslie Barker

My name is Leslie Barker. I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I purchased this home with my parents, who live in Wyoming. We truly enjoy the People of Merída and throughout the Yucatan. Merída is a vibrant city with many things to do, see and experience. We have traveled to many of the towns outside the city and yet have so much we have not seen. We always feel safe and welcome.

Leslie Barker purchased this house in 2013

Why Leslie Barker chose Merida

In 2011, after watching an episode of House Hunters International featuring renovated homes in Merída, Mexico, I told my family I would love to have a vacation home there. In October 2012, my mother and I celebrated our birthdays in the intriguing city of Merída. I made a decision then that I wanted to return soon and find a home. In February 2013, I found that dream home and we completed the purchase in June 2013. Immediately, we began the work to complete the renovations that had been started by the previous owner. From our family to yours, we hope you will enjoy your stay at Casa De Su Corazón and we look forward to your frequent return to the city of Merída that continues to call you back.

What makes this house unique

Casa De Su Corazón is a single level home with an open floor plan that welcomes you to plenty of space to relax and enjoy your vacation with all the comforts of home and so much more! It is truly in the best location to be able to walk to the numerous places and activities that take place in Centro every day. A Guest Book has been prepared for you to help guide you in the home and in the city during your stay. Our property manager, Andrea Traconis, speaks fluent Spanish and English. She is readily available to receive your calls on the cell phone we provide for use during your stay and to provide whatever assistance you may need; whether it is pre-arrival grocery shopping, transportation, or answering any questions you may have. As the owner, I am also available to receive your emails. We want to make sure your vacation is the very best! Welcome to Merída!

Amenities

Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both master suites have their own private bathrooms with walk-in showers. All bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, hand soap, bar soap provided. An on demand hot water heater assures a constant supply of hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Suite 1 contains a queen size Sealy posturepedic bed, night stands, dresser and mirror, futon sofa/bed and garment racks. Master Suite 2 contains a queen size Sealy posturepedic bed, night stands, dresser, desk and garment racks. All linens are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Our property manager will make sure that everything you need within the home is provided. She can provide additional services including grocery shopping, transportation etc. that you may request.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Casa De Su Corazón - with Pool in Historic Centro
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
Middletown, Rhode Island USA
5

City center

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location close to attractions, markets, restaurants and night life. The house is filled with light and color and is very comfortable.

Thanks Leslie!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a great pleasure to know our guests have enjoyed their stay in our home. It is a perfect location and has all the comforts to be your home away from home!
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4

Great location. Nice place.

  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice place to stay in one of our favorite destinations--Merida--in the heart of the Yucatan. Leslie was very prompt at customer service and even though we arrived Christmas Day, her local contact--Andrea--was waiting for us at the house--ready to explain all the details.

We very much appreciated it. The house was very nice and very centrally located. A relatively quiet street near two very nice squares. Good location.Nice place!

There are two queen beds in two bedrooms with two baths. We had two of our grown kids (boy and girl) with us, so I might note that the pull-out futon in one of the bedrooms is not at all comfortable, so one of our kids ended up on the couch. I would say it's perfect for 2 couples. Very well appointed in the kitchen. And Leslie was very informative and helpful.

Recommend it. Also, btw, I would totally recommend taking a cooking class at Los Dos, which we very much enjoyed. Have fun in Merida!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate the comments from our guests and are pleased your family had a wonderful vacation! Our location in the city center and the open floor plan of the home make the house a perfect place to enjoy the fruits of the wonderful city of Merida. Although there is a futon located in one of the bedrooms, it is a two bedroom ensuite house and ideal for 2 couples. We do limit our guest reservations to 4 persons.
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5

Perfect casa in historical center.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this casa and loved the location. Very well situated to seeing much of centro Merida- easy to get to the Passeo and easy to get to the main square. Loved the very well designed patio. Leslie is an excellent host and responds usually within the hour to any questions you may have. Loved our time in the house and in Merida . So much to see and do and everyone wes so kind and friendly to us. Will definitely return in the near future and look forward to staying at Leslie's again. Thanks Leslie .

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure when I am told our guests had a wonderful stay and that the accommodations helped to make their vacation a spectacular experience! Merida is a magical location and I am hopeful more people will get to experience this tropical paradise!
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5

First time visit to Merida

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for my son and his family for a week. They enjoyed it very much and appreciated the spacious feeling, the pool, the windows from the private patio area letting air into the living area. They loved the step down shower/bath feature. It made their stay very special in this remarkable city.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased your family enjoyed their stay in our home. We hope you all will visit our wonderful city again!
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4

Cute little oasis in the Centro

  • 4 of 5

This was our first visit to Merida as my wife and I are scouting potential retirement spots. The house was very well laid out with the open floorplan that most Americans are looking for and the side patio was a nice open spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Centro and still be outside. The location was great, only two blocks from the Santa Ana park and it's neat little food stalls. We preferred the food stalls a few blocks south at the Santiago park as they offered more variety and a great vegetable, flour, spice and meat market. We hit most of the resetaurants around the Santa Lucia park which was an easy walk from this location.

Here are the pro's that see for this house:

- Location : as mentioned above, the house was close to everything that most folks want to see in the Centro. I suppose you could try and find a place closer ot the Main square, but I imagine the road noise would be even worse

- Styling: The layout and decorating tastes of the owner were very much in alignment with what we would do with the space.

- TV and Internet: There was a good handful of US channels available on the cable, the internet was good for 10Mbps downlink and the owner provides free access to Netflix so we caught up on a few shows while we were in town.

- Amenities: Toiletries were provided, the linens, towels, utensiles, etc were of good qualify and variety. They even provided umbrellas and bike! There is also a washer and dryer which work great once you realize that you need to turn on the gas to the dryer. What more could you ask for?

Here are the few cons that stuck out to us:

- Plumbing: Coming from America, we were not used to having to throw the toilet paper into the waste bin next to the toilet. I don't know how I missed this fact in doing my research on Merida, but apparently the plumbing is not capable of handling anyting but human waste so everything else needs to be bagged up and thrown out. I didn't spot this information in the rental agreement or the website.

- Pool: There was a sign in the pool closet saying to keep the water level below the skimmer since the skimmer lines leak so you need to do your own skimming with the net provided.

- Hot water: As mentioned in another review below the on demand hot water heater doesn't seem well able to keep up with folks who like hot showers. If I showered first, my wife was subjected to a luke warm shower and vice versa.

- Water: You must use bottled water for drinking and brushing teeth

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merida is a fabulous city and we are very happy the guests who choose to stay in our home. There are many amenities travelers from the U.S. and Canada enjoy. The plumbing throughout the city is something that is an adjustment for everyone and does not have the capability of handling paper. All trash is bagged and the city has trash service on average two days per week. The city water is not potable and the people use bottled water for drinking. We provide our guests the ability to have cold, filtered bottled water through the use of the water dispenser on the refrigerator for drinking. A glass water bottle is also provided for each guest bathroom for drinking water and water for brushing teeth. We provide our guests use of the washer and dryer that is run by both electricity and propane. The breaker located next to the washer/dryer is usually on for ease of use. We provide our guests weekly service to the pool. If leaves drop into the pool, a manual skimmer is provided. The filtering of the pool aside from the weekly cleaning is set on a timer and should be left to operate on its own. The filtered on demand hot water heater was installed to provide each guest hot water on demand. We personally have not experienced any problems in its use and will have it looked at. We really appreciate our guests' reviews so that we are be able to provide the very best experience possible.
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5

Gem in Centro Merida

  • 5 of 5

This home was an absolute pleasure! Very clean with all of the amenities. All interactions with Lesley and her property manager were timely and professional. We loved the patio area and spent most of our time enjoying the landscaping and dip pool, just relaxing! We cooked a number of times and really appreciated the Weber grill for some yummy barbecue! The only downside is the noise from the street on the patio, but that is just the price you pay for the excellent location. The home is just a short walk away to excellent restuarants and attractions.

Truly a beautiful city and home! We would highly recommend this home and would definitely rent again!

Thank you Lesley! We appreciated all the little extras you provide (especially the Tequila;)

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in our home. The excellent location in Centro provides an easy walk to many of the cities amenities. Albeit Centro can be busy with the hustle and bustle of activities during the daylight hours, our home is quiet after dark to enjoy the tranquility of the evening stars and sounds of tree frogs as well as a cool dip in the lighted plunge pool at night or even the intimacy of cocktails and dinner on the patio.
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Cremé
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Progresso, Yucatan
Car: not necessary

The English Library located on Calle 53 between Calle 66 and 68 hosts a House and Garden Walking Tour through the winter months every Tuesday at 9 am until 12 noon. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the old and newly renovated homes in the centro historic district of Merída.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Electricity use is not included in the rental amount due to the fluctuation of usage among guests. A Security Deposit and Rental Agreement is required upon booking. There is a 4% credit card processing fee charged by the credit card company if you pay by credit card that will be reduced from your deposit. Please contact owner for all payment options.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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