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Private Luxurious Colonial Oasis in Centro for up to 4 People. Pamper Yourself!

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

FREE maid, pool and gardening services are included once every 7 days. All you have to do is relax! Longer stays attract even better rates - just ask. FREE cold 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. NO EXTRA CHARGE for 4 people!

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and over please....moreless

  • 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:

    The house is ideal for kids. The sunny pool has 2 "beds" and gentle steps leading down to the water. It slopes away gently to the deep end....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    SMOKING in OUTSIDE areas only PLEASE, not in the bedrooms. Thank you....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    complimentary toiletries...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Complimentary toiletries & a huge bathtub for maximum relax!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A small and growing library of English books that make perfect holiday reading, are available in the house....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable channels available in spanish and english....moreless

  • Television:

    A large LG flat screen TV with remote control on an adjustable wall bracket makes for perfect viewing from the master bed. A basic cable TV package is included....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just 10 minutes walk from the centre & Cathedral, this property is inside the Historic Zone with its marvellous French inspired facades and buildings going back to the 16th century and even earlier....moreless

Dining

  • Dining:

    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

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Both bedrooms have efficent LG aircon units and high ceilings to ensure your comfort....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The washing machine has a built in dryer for small loads, and there is a washing line at the very end of the garden and a portable clothes dryer....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    FAN HEATER available if required - but HARDLY ever needed in the Yucatán!...moreless

  • Internet:

    FREE Internet via wi-fi and via cable and cable TV ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    1 set of quality white cotton sheets, pillowcases and a mattress protector. A bedspread is also provided and a spare blanket, dressing gown and slippers....moreless

  • Living Room:

    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

  • Parking:

    FREE private secure parking space in front of the house - it will even take a full size SUV! You are so well located that you can walk into the Centre of town so a car is not essential....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of Bath and hand towels and 6 pool towels are provided. PLEASE do not take the pool towels out of the house! Bring beach towels if you are planning to visit progreso....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new front loading Samsung machine. Washing liquid, bleach and liquid softener are provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Krups machine - A coffee supply is available on arrival. Sugar, milk and tea also....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A BOSCH which will take a full set of plates from a dinner party no problem. Dishwasher tablets and rinse aid are provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    A new and easy to operate LG model....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas Oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    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

  • Refrigerator:

    Large USA style with ice making tray inside and plenty of space to chill food and drink and a freezer space....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Stove for nice easy control of temperature....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Bread provided for toasting on arrival!...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The patio is a suntrap beside the pool. If you want to tan, no problem until around 4pm (winter) and 6pm (summer). The Look Out tower on the roof has even more sunshine!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The lush mature Garden is full of tropical plants, palms and bougainvilleas. It attracts hummingbirds and small iguanas who like to eat the flowers! A Gardener is included in the rental so just relax!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The PRIVATE pool is not overlooked and is big enough for proper exercising, allowing 6 full strokes and is not super deep, you should be able to stand throughout - the shallow end is for you if short!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2016
Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$110
$700 $1,800
Christmas New Year 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$130
$900
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 2 - Apr 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$120
$750 $1,950
Easter 2017
Apr 13 - Apr 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$750
Spring/Summer 2017
Apr 21 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$120
$750 $1,950
Fall/Winter 2017
Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$120
$750 $1,950
Christmas New Year 2018
Dec 18 - Jan 1, 2018
7 night min stay

$950
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 2 - Mar 24, 2018
4 night min stay
$120
$750 $1,950
Easter 2018
Mar 25 - Apr 7, 2018
4 night min stay
$130
$900
Spring/Summer 2018
Apr 8 - Sep 30, 2018
4 night min stay
$120
$750 $1,950
Fall/Winter 2018
Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2018
4 night min stay
$120
$750 $1,950
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$120
$750 $1,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

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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Location

  • Palacio Canton

    "This magnificent building is worth a visit. It's right on Paseo Montejo and was owned by a w..."

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  • Casa de Montejo

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  • Palacio de Gobierno

    "Definite must to get the feel of the struggle of the Maya people against the Spanish conquis..."

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  • Merida Cathedral

    "Impressive structure built with stone from the ruined Maya pyramid found by the conquering S..."

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  • Bollicine Aperitivo - Bar

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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Merida
200 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cancun
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

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. I spend a lot of my time working for a local charity, Fundación BAI, helping prevent the spread of HIV and teenage pregnancy in the Yucatán, my way of giving back. Hopefully you will also be entranced, just like I was! Charity website www.fundacionbai.mx. You can see a recent interview with me on the Yucatan Living website, where I talk all about the expat experience, helpful if you are thinking of moving here. By the way, it really is a good idea to rent first, before you buy! http://yucatanliving.com/interviews-yucatan/mark-callum

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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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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Photos

  • NOTE: All my guests say the house is bigger than the photos suggest! Enjoy!

    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

    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!

    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!

    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 Bed with Queen bed, direct view of pool, high ceilings, aircon & big TV

  • Master Bathroom with traditional stone tiling

    Master Bathroom with traditional stone tiling

  • Guest bed ensuite bathroom with hot shower

    Guest bed ensuite bathroom with hot shower

  • One of 3 relaxing seating areas in the tropical gardens visited by hummingbirds!

    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!

    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

    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

    Panoramic view showing flow through kitchen, dining room and reception room

  • Skinny dipping under the  stars in the totally private pool is unforgettable!

    Skinny dipping under the stars in the totally private pool is unforgettable!

  • Reception room for the colonial experience high ceilings and original pasta tile

    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 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 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

    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

    Master Bath with huge bathtub & hot power shower combined & local Mexican tile

  • Guest Bedroom with Queen bed, high ceilings, and aircon

    Guest Bedroom with Queen bed, high ceilings, and aircon

  • Your FREE cold beer is waiting on arrival poolside!

    Your FREE cold beer is waiting on arrival poolside!

  • The beautiful view from your breakfast table on the patio - walk straight in!

    The beautiful view from your breakfast table on the patio - walk straight in!

  • This suntrap is paradise for you sun worshippers!

    This suntrap is paradise for you sun worshippers!

  • Rooftop view of the Cathedral & Centre just 12 minutes walk from the house

    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!

    Your own secure off street parking with room for a full size SUV if required!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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