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Beautiful Colonial Home in Centro Historico with large pool and incredible views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Prime location, 360 degree views, pool, cool breezes, an architectural gem

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Our beautiful colonial home is the perfect place to enjoy a week or several months in Merida. We have thought of every convenience for our home, you won't be disappointed. Our kitchen is well equipped, we have free hi-speed internet, TV, a swimming pool, top quality king size beds and each room is beautifully decorated. This house was featured on House Hunters International in 2012.

Each bedroom on the ground level has a king sized bed and it's own bathroom with shower. Each bedroom has a walk out. One bedroom on the main floor walks out to an interior court yard, the other walks out to the pool. The Master bedroom/family suite occupies the entire 2nd floor. It consists of 2 bedrooms (1 with king bed and 1 with 2 twin beds), a bathroom, a dressing room and it's own private patio.

Our entrance leads into a sitting area/TV room and indoor eating area. Walk further you will enter our kitchen that has 2 walk outs, one to a court yard with BBQ and the other walks out to the pool and a large terrace with outdoor dinning options.

Our roof top terrace has a 360 degree view over Merida. Watch the sunset over Santiago church and watch it come up over the main square. Complete with a wet bar, dumb waiter, seating area, dining area, bathroom, sun deck and birds eye viewing deck.

Beautiful breezes and airflow thru this house, created by the architectural structure when you open the doors to the living spaces, keeps it cool and comfortable. Air conditioning is rarely needed, but available.

Each morning the parrots fly over and each evening they return. Sit on the roof top and see them everyday, sometimes in flocks of hundreds of birds.

Our location is perfect. you are walking distance to all that Merida offers. 1 block away from Santiago market where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat every day. We have local restaurants close by that will suit every budget.

More Details

Owner
Nicolette Morris
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Nicolette Morris

We fell in love with Merida on our first visit for a friends wedding in 2013. We are passionate about food and wine. We have a small holding on Vancouver Island and raise our own grass fed animals for meat, milk, eggs and grow all our own organic vegetables. We love anything to do with arts and culture. So Merida was just perfect for us and we were thrilled to finally buy our dream vacation home this year when we purchased Casa Chablis. My husbands' work and the animals keep us in Canada for most of the year so we have decided to open Casa Chablis for holiday rentals and hope that we can share just a little of the joy we have found in our holidays in Merida with you.

Nicolette Morris purchased this house in 2014

Why Nicolette Morris chose Merida

We purchased this property for 2 reasons, one was the location, you can't beat it. The 2nd reason was because the house has really excellent air flow. There is always a cool breeze and we purchased during one of the hottest months of the year. A cool oasis was key for us. We wanted to experience the indoor/outdoor lifestyle Merida has to offer and this house is just perfect for that. It's always comfortable and cool. The constant breeze also helps to keep the mosquitos at bay, a very important consideration in a tropical climate.

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits of this house:

* the constant breezes created by the architectural structure causing a circulatory draft

* the fantastic array of patios and courtyards that allow you to follow the sun or shade according to your preference anytime of the day

* the absolutely breathtaking views of Merida from the huge and very comfortable 3rd floor patio and 4th floor viewing deck

* The sheer size of the house and many patios, courtyards and living areas and the beautiful architectural detail of this Henry Ponce renovation

Amenities

Barrio de Santiago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ground floor en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ground floor en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Ground floor guest toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , Master suite en-suite with dressing room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 3rd floor bar deck guest toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ground floor pool side - 1 king , Doors open onto the pool side patio
    Ground floor fountain courtyard side - 1 king , Doors open on the fountain courtyard with en-suite bathroom
    2nd Floor Master Suite Main Bedroom - 1 king , Doors open onto private patio
    2nd Floor Master Suite Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , Ideal for kids as you will have them close by
  • 2 Bedrooms are on the ground floor, both open to the outdoors. The 2nd floor is entirely taken up with the master suite that has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, dressing room and private patio with seating and dining areas. All bedrooms have screen doors, large ceiling fans and air-conditioners.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Colonial Home in Centro Historico with large pool and incredible views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Charlotte, NC
5

Absolutelyerfect spot for exploring Centro Merida!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families, 4 adults and 4 kids ages 9-12.

The location just can't be beat. A car is completely unnecessary with culture, restaurants, shopping and ATM just blocks away in any direction.

The airflow in the house kept us cool even in 95F+ weather. We did run the AC at night for comfort but kept the temperature at 23-24C. The pool stays chilled due to limited direct exposure to the sun which makes a quick dip very refreshing. No one complained of being hot.

The 3rd floor patio was our fave for morning coffee and late afternoon cocktails. The fridge on the 3rd floor was a bonus (saving us many trips for more cerveza). Perhaps we were lucky because every afternoon the breeze would kick up and keep us very comfortable. The patio just off the kitchen and near the pool was our lounge spot during the early afternoon heat.

All of the beds were firm and comfortable with wonderful linens to match. And each room's decor fit with the style of the home and made us feel even more like we were living the life of the rich and famous.

The kitchen was much better than we are used to (we've rented MANY houses in Mexico) with quality pans, plenty of glasses, plates and bowls. The grill was awesome! We did much less cooking than normal because Merida has so many excellent places to dine but otherwise if you want to cook this place provides.

The house staff was excellent. I would recommend that you ask Yoli, the housekeeper, to cook dinner for you one evening -- it was superb. We had a few minor issues that the house manager, Rosalinda, took care of expeditiously. Other than that everything worked well and as expected.

We hired the recommended local guide to take us to Uxmal and to have lunch with Miguel a Mayan shaman. This was the highlight of our trip. I can't emphasize enough how awesome it was to have Rodolfo show us his culture -- both past and present. Lunch with Miguel's family in a teeny-tiny town (Chapab) was something we will always remember.

There's a bakery across the street from the house that opens around 8am that offers breakfast but we used it mostly for pastries.

This house -- and the city -- will not disappoint you. We heartedly recommend Casa Chablis!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Asheville, nc
5

Fabulous house in Merida

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Nicolette's was superb! The casa is outfitted with everything you need for a wonderful visit to Merida. The roof terrace was our favorite place for afternoon naps after a swim in the pool. The location is perfect. We walked everywhere. Merida feels very safe both day and night. Jolie was very helpful and kept the place clean and fresh for us during our stay. Rudolf was AMAZING. He took us on several excursions and was a very knowledgeable guide. We learned so much about the Mayan culture from him. He went above and beyond what we expected. Nicolette was quick to answer any questions and made us feel very welcomed in her beautiful home. Muchas gracias!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springboro, OH
5

Great to be back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Casa Chablis and this visit once again, lived up to our expectations. For my wife and I, this is our private getaway. Casa Chablis is a home far away from the hustle bustle of daily life where we can reconnect, relax and just enjoy each other. Located within walking distance to great restaurants and historical landmarks, its the perfect place if you want to enjoy all that Merida has to offer, or just hang around the pool in this very private home.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great find for a family get together. The house is well located, clean, and spacious. Yoli and her family cooked for us on several occasions and communication with the owner was excellent. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our experience was first class! Nicolette was extremely helpful during the booking process and gave us wonderful tips and advise. The house itself was more than enough. So much room to accommodate our 3 families that we never felt on top of each other in any way. The house location is perfect also. On a quiet street but walking distance to the many wonderful squares that Merida has to offer, including many shops, markets and restaurants. We took advantage of the wonderful cook and house cleaners that are available and never regretted that for a second. They were so fantastic! Wonderful tasty dishes each day and not having to clean up afterwards was worth its wait in gold. This service was obscenely reasonably priced also.

We can not recommend this property enough and will definitely be back! Thanks so much to all involved!!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Splendid!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a super two weeks in the Casa, the five of us enjoyed it each and every day.

Thanks to Nicolette's extensive informations and recommendations we felt soon completely at home in the house and in Merida. We made four exiting excursions in the safe and knowledgeable company of our guide,driver and, at the end, friend Rodolpho. He is a real gem and we can recommend him wholeheartedly .

Do not miss Casa Chablis if you plan a trip to Merida, Mexico.

Jan and Gretha de Ruyter from South Africa.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport
Nearest Golf
9.6 Miles
Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Villa Martine
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Progresso
Car: not necessary

Located just one block from the popular Santiago Park and square, our home is an easy walk to many of the attractions, restaurants, bars and shops in Merida's Centro Historico .... Merida is truly a walking city and our home is in a prime location to take full advantage of this.

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Rates & Availability

Barrio de Santiago House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LOW 2017
May 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$217
$1,474
$3,426
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$274
$1,817
$3,682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Short stay cleaning fee $43.91
Pet Fee $36.59
Refundable damage deposit $439.08

Electricity costs are charged separately and need to be paid in cash on check out. Our house manager can show you how to track your usage and calculate the rate so you can keep an eye on it throughout your stay. Costs are very variable depending on usage.
Housekeeping services are included on Mondays and Fridays. House keeper is available for extra hours/days at an additional cost and also offers cooking services. Please enquire for details.
Short stays of less than 6 nights are charged an additional cleaning fee of USD45.
Concierge service is included - our house manager will be available to meet you on arrival and ensure all your needs are taken care of during your stay.

Owner'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.
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