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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:
March 17, 2018

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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
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 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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Tranquil Tropical Oasis in the Historic Center
average rating of 4.71875 based on 33 reviews

Very comfortable and a great location

  • 4 of 5

The house is really lovely and the pool is a great oasis after walking around Mérida. Oddly, in the middle of a big city, we were awakened EVERY morning by a rooster, at 330am! With 5 people staying, could have used a few more towels, but with a washer onsite, not a big deal. We were very comfortable and fell in love with Merida

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful garden and patio, but in need of some improvements

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a good location in Merida Centro, and on one of the more quiet streets in Centro with no routine bus traffic. It is large, with all the expected amenities, though kitchen cookware could use a refresh. The garden is like the pictures suggest and it is the nicest of the houses we have stayed at in Merida over the years. And it is the best feature of the house by far. Unfortunately the outdoor furniture is uncomfortable and worn, so ok for a few nights or a week but not for a longer stay. The owner was good to deal with and onsite management was responsive.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely family home close to town

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Casa Ambar the last week of December 2017. The house is well equipped (kitchen supplies and even plenty of pool towels!), in a quiet neighbourhood and within walking (20 minutes) distance of Plaza Grande (one of the major plazas in town). The property manager was wonderful (although we never met her in person) at dealing with minor issues we encountered - she responded and acted quickly and efficiently. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, each with A/C and fans. We found that the house actually stayed fairly cool and the fans were often enough to cool things down. There is a small corner store a couple of blocks down for small items you may need (water being one!), but nothing else close by, although if you rent a car or catch a cab, there are plenty of supermarkets within 5-15 minutes. The only truly minor inconvenience we encountered was arriving and having minimal drinking water available, so we had to quickly figure out where to go get more. When we left, we left a new and full 5-gal water jug so the next guests had something when they arrived! We would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a stay over Christmas. Very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the outdoor areas.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect oasis in a lovely city!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 spent five days at this lovely home in Merida in mid November. It is just as lovely as the pictures portray it! The location is ideal for exploring the town either on foot or by car - we walked to most of the places we visited from Casa Amber. After a hot day exploring, it was absolutely delightful to come "home" to a perfect patio and pool. There are three large bedrooms, three large bathrooms, a living room that we never used because we sat on the patio all the time, a well-stocked kitchen and pantry area and a washing machine and dryer. It would have been easy to never leave the house, it was so comfortable!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 $35

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.