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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:
July 24, 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Tranquil Tropical Oasis in the Historic Center
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 27 reviews

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: Apr 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: Mar 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: Jan 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: Jan 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: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Springfield, VA

Great location, great house, great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Ambar is a gem of a place in centro Merida. You are by the Parque Santiago replete w/ a market, drug store, grocery store, restaurants, etc. - one of the two best plazas in Merida in our opinion (Parque Santa Lucia is hard to beat). Ken, the owner, was super responsive to our emails and I never felt like I was bothering him though I know we asked a lot questions. Rosalinda, the property manager took care of any little problem expertly and quickly. The maid and pool service were top notch too. My biggest kudos go to Polo (thank you Rosalinda for telling us about him). Polo was our driver, our tour guide, our car rental man, our shopping guru, etc., etc., etc. Polo is the best and we now consider him our good friend. Yes, this house is as good as any I've rented in Merida. My wife and kids loved the full-size pool and other than the typical house challenges in Merida (don't leave food out or you'll have an ant parade in your kitchen!), this place is easily gets a 5-star rating. Thank you Casa de Ambar for making our stay in Merida such an enjoyable time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from 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

Barrio de Santiago House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee stay/week $50
Refundable damage deposit $300

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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