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Private luxurious Colonial house in Centro for 2 to 4 people. Pamper yourself!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Full amenities, pool and all mod cons, including aircon and everything you need!

SUMMER SPECIAL! JUST US$95 a night or US$600 a week for 2 to 4 people! FREE maid, pool and gardening services are included once every 7 days. All you have to do is relax! FREE Beer and all you need for your first breakfast is available for you on arrival and a FREE bottle of wine for all rentals of 7 days or more. Consistently rated 5 stars! KID friendly. This house is part of your experience and a great place to chill. The blue skies of the Yucatan await!

NOTE: You need a PAYPAL account to book. Payment is secure and protected. Once your booking is confirmed you will receive a paypal payment request from me for your rental, with 50% due now and the remainder 3 weeks before your arrival. VRBO's service fee is paid separately by you via credit card upon booking. Any questions please contact VRBO or ask me. Thank you for your patience with VRBO's new payment system! :-)

Want to escape the hustle and bustle of Centro while still being part of it? Relax and unplug at Casa de Pedro May with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, plus a large private pool surrounded by a lush tropical garden and clear blue skies.

Decorated in a mixture of architectural styles, this home blends old antiques with modern conveniences and furnishings to provide all the elements of a comfy stay, including plenty of indoor/outdoor living, aircon in the bedrooms, ceiling fans, internet, TV and much more. The fully screened rear terrace is where you'll spend your days entertaining and relaxing.

Feel like heading out and about? Take a short stroll to Santiago market for some great street food, big band dancing in the square or people watching from one of the many shaded park benches. A little further east and you'll hit Mérida's main square where you can explore the historic house of the Montejo family, the first Spanish Governor, check out the Cathedral and learn all about the fascinating history of the White City.

Head back home and finish the day off with another dip in your pool and an ice-cold cerveza. Zero distractions combined with the magic of Santiago - a perfect recipe for total relaxation!

The house is very popular due to its central location, good value for money and spacious luxury and privacy. It really is 5 star luxury for a great price. All taxes are included. NO CLEANING OR MAINTENANCE CHARGES, unlike some other websites and property management companies that sneakily add them on when you come to book! Your only other cost is for electricity, which is standard practice here, is based on actual usage, and usually amounts to approx $US5 dollars a day per bedroom, with sensible aircon use in the Summer months. In Winter only ceiling fans will be necessary.

This spacious Colonial house dates from 1890 and has been fully refurbished with all modern conveniences, fitted kitchen, a decent sized pool big enough to exercise in, lush tropical gardens and a rooftop lookout tower.

In the popular Santiago district, a vibrant and lively neighbourhood, it's just 12 minutes walk to the Cathedral and main square and only 5 minutes from the colourful local market with its fresh fruit, spices, flowers and authentic Mexican Yucatecan food - don't miss the Panuchos Yucatecos!

Both bedrooms have air conditioning for those summer months, and the high ceilings and interior gardens mean the house has excellent air flow and even in the hottest months, remains nice and cool.

Mérida is proud to call itself the City of Peace and is recognised as one of the safest and friendliest cities in México. If you love Culture, then this is the place for you. Enjoy symphonies, ballets, theatre, fine dining, incredible museums, galleries, modern movie theatres, and so much more in this beautiful 'White City'. There is so much to do here, that you will never get bored - this is just one of many reasons why I live here!

Two of the greatest Mayan pyramids (Chichen Itza and Uxmal) are just an hour's drive away. Cancun and Playa del Carmen are just 3 hours away. The lovely beach of Progreso with its beautiful Malecon is only a 30 minute drive from the house. There are numerous Haciendas to visit and cenotes (underground lakes) to swim in. Be sure to click on VIDEO above to see a short personal video tour which shows you just how special this property is!

MY PERSONAL RESTAURANT FAVOURITES:

Mérida: Amaro´s (in Calle 59), Apoala and Chaya Maya (both in Santa Lucia), and Bollicines in Paseo Montejo.

Progreso: Los Henequenes.

Chelem: La Playa and La Terracita.

CHECK OUT THIS PAGE FOR THINGS TO DO IN MERIDA: http://www.roamingaroundtheworld.com/top-5-things-to-do-in-merida-mexico/

More Details

Owner
Mark Callum
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Mark Callum

Retired from the BBC in London, I have now settled here in Mérida. I love the climate and culture of this amazing vibrant city. There is so much to see and do that I never get bored. My life changed for ever after spending just 4 nights in this city as a tourist passing through in 2004.

Mark Callum purchased this house in 2006

Why Mark Callum chose Merida

The house is perfectly located for exploring not just the city itself, but also the surrounding areas, full of Mayan history, such as Uxmal, 45 minutes away and Chichen-Itza, just over an hour away and numerous Haciendas, some restored and some slowly decaying, from the era of the Henequen boom. The french inspired architecture is close by and yet you also have all the latest amenities at Casa De Pedro May, including a fabulous outdoor/indoor living space and a beautiful swimming pool and garden to relax in after an exhilarating day's sightseeing.

What makes this house unique

I love the high ceilings, the original features, and architecture of the French-inspired Colonial houses, that you see all over the Historical Centre of the city. I found this house in one of the most sought-after districts, Santiago - and immediately fell in love with both the architecture and especially the large garden area for relaxing. The pool is totally private, so skinny dipping is no problem and it's a decent size for proper exercising and unwinding and wonderful to swim in at night and gaze up at the twinkling stars of the Yucatán! The house has wonderful air flow, thanks to the original interior gardens and is just 10 minutes walking distance from all the places of interest in Centro.

Amenities

Barrio de Santiago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Complimentary toiletries & a huge bathtub for maximum relax!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , complimentary toiletries
  • The Master Bedroom has high ceilings, an efficient aircon and a direct view of the terrace and pool through its own patio doors that lead straight there. The ensuite bathroom has a huge bathtub for maximum relaxation and chillout with candles and a glass of wine, and a pressurised hot shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
If you want Attractions and History, Mérida and its surrounding area is brimming with them! Maya Temples, underground water filled caverns of fresh water (cenotes) that you can swim in, Museums, theatre, ballet, dancing in the street, marimba bands, markets, great open air dining...stunning architecture, this city has it all. And all against a backdrop of almost continual sunny skies, with 12 hours of light - 6am to 6pm at the height of the European and North American Winter and a pleasant 27C. This is quite simply why I live here! You will find bread, eggs, beer, butter, fruit juice, bottled water, tea and coffee, waiting for you so that you don't need to do any shopping on arrival, and can simply relax after your journey. For stays of 7 days or more you will also find a bottle of wine. I aim to make your experience the best you could possibly have & I am "on call" nearby to answer any questions, recommend restaurants & deal with any concerns. Don't miss the local market in Santiago!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Private luxurious Colonial house in Centro for 2 to 4 people. Pamper yourself!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
5

Casa Pedro Left No Doubts

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Casa Pedro! To begin, the owner was awesome. Helpful, warm personality and had every detail covered! He was available for issues but we had none. Second house is beautiful, comfortable and located in a great spot. Close to the open market and good walking distance for restaurants. Lastly - we would love to come back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to host you both! I am delighted you appreciated the attention to detail that I pride myself on. Casa de Pedro May is not just a place to lay your head, its level of comfort and great central location are second to none. A true urban oasis and incredible value. Come back soon. Mark 😎
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England
5

Shhh! Don't tell anyone!

  • 5 of 5

Mark's place is one of those I hesitate to review, for fear that we'll never be able to book it again!

It's a really beautiful home, and it perfectly blends the outdoors into the living space (and it's kept sparkling clean). It had everything we needed for our trip (and we did cook a bit - Mark left us some nice bits so we could have breakfast without a trip to the grocery) and we were so comfortable there.

The pool was fantastic for the three of us to relax, and we got sun with no tan lines in the private garden! Walking into town to some great restaurants was easy. Mark was available whenever we had questions.

My 13 year son gave the best review when he announced that the house was 13/10 stars (and yes, he does understand fractions!). It really was relaxing and perfect. Don't hesitate to book!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure to host you and I am so glad you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and top notch facilities at Casa de Pedro May! I hope to welcome you back very soon and also to see more fellow Brits visiting my Nirvana. Mérida is a very special, safe and fascinating place - that I now call home. 😀
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1 0
United States
5

Perfect house and perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Pedro May is a fantastic place. Mark is a gracious host, the entire rental process is easy, and the welcome and support is exceptional. The house is spacious, comfortable and beautifully designed. This is a perfect place to let go and unwind. From early mornings in the beautiful garden by the pool to quiet evenings in the open living space Casa de Pedro May quickly becomes home away from home and a place you will long to return again.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and the tropical garden and pool. The good news is that returning guests get a special rate! I look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Mark :-)
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2 0
Gatineau QC
5

Oasis in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I have already send a review to VRBO. Since you had the same ad than them I thought it was enough to write one review.

We have been very happy with the house we rent for three weeks from Mark. He has been a great host, helping us in different situations, calling a taxi for our departure at 4hrs a.m.

Nous avons adoré la maison et le charmant oasis in the back. We will never forget Mérida. We hope to return some day.

Merci Mark pour votre enthousiasme about Mérida et la cause de BAI que vous supportez.

Lucienne

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 2 lovely reviews - even better. Merci! Mark
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3 0
Gatineau QC
5

Great relaxing time in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute spent in that luxurious Oasis. It is the right name for it.

Mark a été un hôte parfait. Il a répondu à nos questions rapidement et nous a beaucoup aidé de ses conseils: endroits à visiter, restaurants, questions sur la vie à Mérida, sur la Fondation dont il s'occupe. Il est un très bon communicateur. Nous recommanderons certainement sa magnifique maison à nos amis.

Thank you Mark for a great time in Yucatan, we love the people there and the atmosphere of that historic City. We felt safe and happy there.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup! It was lovely to meet you all and I am so glad your 3 week stay was so enjoyable. It was a great pleasure to host you. Please come back soon. A bientôt! Mark :-)
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3 0
san diego calif
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our beautiful vacation in Merida. I can't even begin to give this vacation rental justice. From our initial greeting with our wonderful host Mark who was there to meet us even with our late arrival to our early check out and a cab call from him was to me, the perfect host. He was always on call for us with any questions we had and always received a quick response. Also appreciated the thought fullness of having a little something for breakfast to get us started.

The house, well where do I begin. A beautiful home with an authentic feel of Mexico. With the windows open in the front of the house and the ceiling fans on throughout, the air flow was very nice. The outside lush garden with a swimming pool was a wonderful place to cool down and relax after a day of sightseeing. The house was well equipped with anything you might need, we never found ourselves wanting something that wasn't there. The AC in the rooms along with the ceiling fans kept us cool for resting at night. We much appreciated that he had drinking water available for us even with replacement bottles AND that the ice was also made with drinkable water!!

Perfect home away from home and would highly recommend this VRBO. Thanks Mark for everything!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful and extensive review. I am so glad that you spotted that EVERYTHING you could possibly need is provided at Casa de Pedro May to make your stay the best experience! Come back soon! Mark :-)
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Merida
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Progreso
Car: not necessary

CASA DE PEDRO MAY is a beautifully restored Colonial house, dating from 1890, with a decent sized swimming pool and situated in the Historic Centre of Mérida, founded by the Spanish in the 16th Century, using the stones from the Pyramid of the existing Ancient Maya city for the Cathedral. Just 10 minutes walk from the centre of town,  in the charming Santiago Park area with its historic buildings, daily market full of fresh produce, character and regular local dancing, as well as its pretty Church. Mérida is the perfect base from which to explore the magnificent nearby Maya pyramids at Chichén-Itzá and Uxmal. Progreso's seafood and sandy beach is only 20 minutes away by road on the Gulf of México. The Winter climate from October to March is around 27C and sunny with 12 hours of light every day.

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Rates & Availability

Barrio de Santiago House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER SPECIAL
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$95
$600
$1,700
 
 
Fall/Winter 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$110
$700
$1,900
 
 
Christmas New Year 2017
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$110
$700
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

BOOKING: Your payment is secure and protected via a PAYPAL request from me in 2 payments, with 50% due now & the remainder 3 weeks before arrival. VRBO's service fee is due separately via credit card.

CHECK IN: The house is available for check in after 3pm. Check out is 11am. Depending on the availability of the home, I am happy to accommodate an early check-in.

REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT: For your convenience this is NOT taken at the time of booking. Instead 300 US dollars is due upon your arrival, in cash (you can pay in pesos if you prefer). Assuming no damages, your deposit will be returned to you at the end of your stay, minus a charge for electricity you actually used (see next item). For stays of longer than one month the refundable security deposit is 500 US dollars. For stays longer than three months, the first and last months rent will also be due in advance.

ELECTRICITY: Guests will be charged for electricity usage. This is standard practice here and is based on actual consumption. The house has great airflow and sensible use of aircon should mean approx 5 US dollars a day for each bedroom used. I will read the meter at check in and on departure and the cost will be deducted from your deposit.

SERVICES: Complimentary maid, pool and gardening service are included for all reservations. (1 service every 7 days).

SMOKING AND PETS: Smoking is permitted but not inside the bedrooms please.

OCCUPANCY: The house is rented on the basis of the people listed on the agreement up to a maximum of 4. No extra overnight guests are allowed without the permission of the owner. The house is not designed to accomodate more than 4.

PARTIES: Absolutely no parties are permitted in the house.

NO BUSINESS IS TO BE CONDUCTED IN THE HOUSE

CANCELLATION: Cancellation within 30 days of arrival will incur the loss of 50% of the rental amount. It is recommended that you take out travel insurance to cover this eventuality. I look forward to welcoming you to "Casa de Pedro May" soon.

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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