Private Luxurious Colonial House in Centro for 2 to 4 People. Pamper Yourself!(30 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Full amenities, pool and all mod cons, including aircon and everything you need!
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 and cable 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/
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Member since: 2015
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Senior Adults Only Community:
Mérida has a lively and social group of expats from all over the World. Many Canadians, lots of Americans, and a few europeans and brits, like me! The quality of life is a big factor in retiring here....moreless
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- 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. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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!...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
A marvellous experience to be seated in the heart of the house for elegant dining under the domed roof light with the Interior gardens either side wafting in regular doses of tropical Yucatecan air. ...moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
The front reception room takes you back to colonial times with its traditional furniture and high ceilings. The indoor/outdoor terrace out back is where you will spend most of your time relaxing!...moreless
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Fully fitted. Just because this is a Colonial house, doesn't mean it doesn't have all modern conveniences. Plenty of workspace and a wonderful large attractive tiled Bar to linger at with your wine!...moreless
Eggs, bread, butter, jam, milk, orange juice & cereals for your first breakfast. FREE cold Beer on arrival, FREE large bottles of purified water & stays of 7 days and over get a FREE Bottle of Wine!...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 21 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2017
4 night min stay
Christmas New Year 2017
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2018
7 night min stay
Jan 2 - Mar 24, 2018
4 night min stay
Mar 25 - Apr 7, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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.
BOOKING: The rental is due via paypal in 2 payments with 50% on booking & the remainder 2 weeks before arrival. VRBO's service fee is due separately via credit card with the 1st payment.
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 - safe travels.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: 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 5 nights in this city as a tourist passing through in 2004.
Why the Owner Chose Barrio de Santiago, Mérida, Yuc., Mexico:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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NOTE: All my guests say the house is bigger than the photos suggest! Enjoy!
Through to elegant dining with fresh breezes from the 2 interior gardens
Traditional Mexican hand made tiles make for a colourful breakfast at the bar!
Curl up with a nice glass of wine in the open air in/out terrace chillout zone!
Master Bed with Queen bed, direct view of pool, high ceilings, aircon & big TV
Master Bathroom with traditional stone tiling
Guest bed ensuite bathroom with hot shower
One of 3 relaxing seating areas in the tropical gardens visited by hummingbirds!
The Spanish style fountain is also great for a dip and warmer than the pool!
View of the "English castle' with its great view of the centre of town
Panoramic view showing flow through kitchen, dining room and reception room
Skinny dipping under the stars in the totally private pool is unforgettable!
Reception room for the colonial experience high ceilings and original pasta tile
The bar is the heart of the house, the kitchen is fully equipped, dishwasher etc
The screenedindoor/outdoor living area has fresh air year round & a great view!
The pool and garden from the screened indoor/outdoor living area, spiral to roof
Master Bath with huge bathtub & hot power shower combined & local Mexican tile
Guest Bedroom with Queen bed, high ceilings, and aircon
Your FREE cold beer is waiting on arrival poolside!
The beautiful view from your breakfast table on the patio - walk straight in!
This suntrap is paradise for you sun worshippers!
Rooftop view of the Cathedral & Centre just 12 minutes walk from the house
Your own secure off street parking with room for a full size SUV if required!
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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