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Tranquil Tropical Oasis in the Historic Center

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 air conditioned bedrooms, 3baths, large swimming pool and lush tropical garden

Centrally located 3 blocks from the Parque Santiago and 6 blocks from the Plaza Grande this lovely home is 3000 square feet with a Living Room and large screen TV, Dining Room with seating for 6 (additional seating for 4 on the terrace), large fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms all with their own bath and air conditioning and 2 covered terraces overlooking the large swimming pool (not a splash pool) and the beautiful tropical garden.

There is also a garage for off street parking.

The home is on a quiet non-through street eliminating much of the traffic noise common to many of the streets downtown.


More Details

Property Manager
Ken Donnelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We rented the house for a week in June, and it was a delight. The house has been recently renovated and is in perfect condition. The pool was absolutely gorgeous. The description of the house and the photos on the Airbnb website are very accurate. This was our first time renting through Airbnb, and it went very smoothly. The owner is very friendly, giving us inside information on the places to visit and local resturants in Merida and surroundings by email from Montréal. The management staff on site was friendly and helpful as well. Overall this was a very positive experience and we certainly give the house our highest recommendations.
Jun 2011
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Barrio de Santiago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Each bedroom has a private bath, air conditioning and ceiling fans.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Centrally located in the Historic Center


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.740741 based on 28 reviews

Nice house. OK location.

  • 3 of 5

House looks like the pictures but darker. If you look at the pictures all the lights are on. Backyard is beautiful. House is very well equipped. Location is OK. The house only has AC in the bedrooms. It could benefit from the installation of a mini split in the living room. During the time we were in Merida the weather was very hot and humid and it was impossible to sit and watch TV. I would have given an extra star but we had some vistors that ruined our stay in this house. We saw in three different days mice. This made my wife and niece very unconfortable. We reported this to the house manager and she offered to send somebody to set up traps. Do not know if this happened since we saw a mouse the morning we left.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Below is the guests response 3 days after arrival asking if everything was OK if there were any problems to please let me know. Hi Ken, So far so good. Thank you for asking. Carlos On Jul 28, 2017, at 8:07 PM Hi Carlos Hope you're having a great stay If there are any problems please let me know Thanks This was the last I heard from the guest until I read this review. After reading the review I had my property manager pay an exterminator to do an inspection of the house and they found no evidence of any pests. As the listing states, only the bedrooms are air conditioned. It's not possible to air condition the living room due to the interior gardens being open to the outside. As far as the house being dark only the living room is dark due to it being an interior room and I will be having my property manager have some skylights installed. Every effort is made to ensure that guests enjoy their stay but if I'm not informed of any issues it's not possible to deal with them.
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Well situated, clean and well equipped for our short stay in the city.

  • 5 of 5

We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go in the centre of Mérida from here. It was about a 15 minute walk. A small shop a few houses down provided drinks and a few essentials, but there are the markets in Mérida within walking distance or supermarkets a short drive away.

The pool was a refreshing end to every day. The whole outside area is a delight and well kept, just as in the photos.

We choose to eat out all the time, because we're were only on a short break, but the kitchen was well equipped for those wanting to cook at home.

The front bedroom was a little noisier, from passing cars, but the other 2 are very quiet, as is the surrounding neighbourhood.

All in all a wonderful stay and we would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valle de Bravo, Mexico

AIr Conditioners work well

  • 5 of 5

Not too far from the local zoo. On a Uber taxi you can almost you are at the Center of Merida. A little shocked that the gardener came and opened the door, to clean the pool. Felt safe, and would give it a thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is an oasis in the middle of a large city. Its location is near perfect. It's a straight shot east on Calle 63 to the main plaza. There's a very good cantina (see my review on TripAdvisor) on the way to the plaza. There were a couple of problems with the water, but the property manager handled them very quickly. I would definitely rent this house again and have no reservations about recommending it.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for four nights--and could not have enjoyed it more. Just the two of us, so we did not need three bedrooms, but the pictures (and the price) proved irresistible. What you see with the pictures is what you get. As my wife said, 'The place looks like it's out of a Garcia Marquez novel.'

Great location: easy walk to the central plaza; almost exactly an hour to Uxmal; forty minutes to Progreso. Offstreet parking was great (though we sometimes found the 'garage door' lock a bit of a challenge). Was very impressed with how well GPS handled Merida traffic.

Just wish that there had been a way to hang the hammock in the sun! If that's the one "recommendation" I have, you can deduce how much we liked the place.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful! Authentic location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Merida with family! The house was lovely and served as an authentic and comfortable home base for 9 days of Yucatan explorations. The house is a short (8 minute) walk to the zoo and a large grocery store. It's a little farther to the center of town. The walk was perfect for my husband and I but a little long for my 85 year old parents and 4 year old daugher. Taxi's are easy to get and cost $2 to $3 US dollars to the center of town.

Beds are super comfy. 2 bedrooms with king beds, and a third bedroom with 2 double bed comfortably accommodate extended family.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Yucatan Country Club
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: not necessary

Casa de Ambar is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of the Historic Center, within walking distance to restaurants, museums, theaters and weekly festivals with live music and dancing.

The beaches of the Yucatan Coast are within a 30 minute drive where swimming, fishing and great seafood restaurants are available.

Many of the important must see Mayan ruins south of the City are easily accessible by car or bus service.

Merida is a wonderful city with many attractions, and after a full day of activity the garden and swimming pool at Casa de Ambar are a great place to relax.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee per week $50

Rates are based on 4 adults. Add $10.00 per night for each additional adult

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.