A chilled, comfy, luxurious, spacious Oasis. 10 minutes walk to the main square.
- english, spanish
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 7 nights in this city as a tourist passing through in 2004. Sunny days in November! I am sure you will fall in love with it too. My quality of life here is so much better and I enjoy sharing my love of the city with new friends.
Mark Callum purchased this House in 2006
Why Mark Callum chose Centro
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 restaurants and places of interest in Centro.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Magic in Merida
Mark’s house in Merida was just awesome! Centrally located, it provided an airy welcome retreat from the heat of summer days in Merida. The large pool was especially welcome as were the many ceiling fans and A/C (on occasion). Mark and his partner both went above and beyond normal hosting responsibilities in providing many ‘extras’ including a drop-off at the rental car company at the end of our stay due to having too much luggage for a taxi or UBER! Nothing was too much trouble. Restaurant recommendations were followed up and provided some of our best meals in cosmopolitan Merida. Highly recommend this place for short or long stays.
What a pleasure to meet you all! So glad you enjoyed the full size pool (no plunge pool here!) and had such a great time. Come back again soon!
Dream Vacay at Casa de Pedro May
STOP looking any further! This is a perfect home in Merida, and Mark Callum is an incredible host. He is helpful, knowledgeable and not to mention, funny! He leaves breakfast supplies that lasted the two of us five days. If possible, Mark works with your arrival and departure schedules to avoid waiting. The house is very well appointed, with wonderful items. In Merida’s warm temperature’s, the deep pool is a delightful respite, for both day and evening swims. It’s an easy walk to the main Cathedral, restaurants, and shops. Though depending on the number of margaritas, we often took an UBER home. (Parks, some restaurants and outside the Hotel de Colonial offered WIFI.)
Casa de Pedro May, is a beautiful experience in every way. We hope to return!
Thank you for a delightful review! I am so glad you enjoyed my quirky British humour and also the comfort that my recently upgraded house provides. I do believe you left the house cleaner than when you arrived....come back anytime and repeat offenders get a special price (10% HIGHER! haha)... thank you for being wonderful guests, it was a joy to meet you both. Mark :-)
Location could not be better. The pool/garden setting so relaxing and refreshing. House is well furnished with all your needs and then some. You will not find a more gracious and attentive host than Mark Callum. He has thought of everything to make his guests welcomed and comfortable.
Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa de Pedro and found it so comfortable. I aim to make your experience as perfect as possible. A very happy new year 2018 to you and your family. Mark :-)
My friend and I spent a week at Mark's beautiful Merida home. We enjoyed every minute or our stay. The home is gorgeously laid out with all amenities and a garden paradise where I enjoyed evening swims every day after traipsing about stunning Merida. Though it is hot and humid in Merida, during our November stay, I never needed the air conditioning at all in the back bedroom. For those who have been to the Yucutan, you will appreciate what that means. The high ceilings and fantastic airflow through the interior courtyards made for a very comfortable stay and sleep. Mark was a considerate and friendly host, greeting us with a glass of wine in the garden and loads of tips about places to go and things to see in Merida, keeping up with us throughout our visit to be sure we had everything we needed, and sending us on our way with a warm hug upon departure. The house is in a great location, very close to the English Library and only a 7-10 minute walk from the historic centre. We were pleased to discover a couple of great restaurants within a 5 minute walk as well, Ave del Paraiso for Thai and Bistro Cultural for delicious french pastries and breakfasts. All in all, it was a perfect place for us and we hope to return on a future trip to this beautiful and interesting city.
WOW! What a beautiful review. What delightful and appreciative guests. I cannot wait for you to return. You were clearly inspired by Mérida - just like I was. See you soon! :-)
Beautiful colonial and best value in Santiago.
Mark goes above and beyond every step of the way, and when combined with such a beautiful home there's simply nowhere else to stay.
From the very thoughtful breakfast items to updates on can't miss local events his hospitality and love for this community shine through.
The home itself is huge and the temperature is perfect. The great AC in the bedrooms and the shady areas with plenty of ceiling fans kept home very comfortable and the large, cool pool in the yard was perfect. The clever window and atrium garden screens allowed plenty of cross breeze.
The location is a perfect with only a 10 minute walk to wonderful restaurants but the large parlor in the front of the home eliminates all downtown noises from the ensuring you can relax.
We loved our stay in Merida and at Casa Pedro. Thank you Mark!
Jennifer, thank you for your wonderful review! It was a joy to host you both and I am delighted you had time to really enjoy the wonderful facilities and space that Casa de Pedro May offers. I know I will see you again! Mark :-)
Colonial charm meets modern convenience and fantastic hospitality
The airflow, layout, and feeling of space in Mark's place can't be beat. Mark's place maximizes the concept of indoor/outdoor living, yet provides excellent air-con in the bedrooms. Even with the beautiful pics online, the garden and pool area exceeded our expectations and the privacy was truly amazing -- the pool/garden area is your own private oasis. Excellent hot water and pressure, comfortable beds, nice supply of drinking water and top-notch service. Mark is an excellent host, providing breakfast essentials and an overview of Merida and recommended spots upon arrival. His recommendations were spot-on. Thereafter, he is available as little or as much as you like, is super responsive and has a great network. Staying 9 nights, he provided a mid-week cleaning and his cleaning professional was able to wash clothes for us; house and pool were clean and fresh. Thanks for ordering us a cab to the airport. We would book Mark's place again.
Ann thank you so much for your super review. I was delighted you appreciated my attentiveness! I pride myself on being close by but unobtrusive and available as required by my guests. I look forward to welcoming you back soon to enjoy the great comfort and facilities offered by Casa de Pedro May. Mark :-)
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.