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Tropical Contemporary Home with Lap Pool and Large Garden

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2,676 sq. ft. home features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a Lap Pool

Casa Orquidea features spacious indoor spaces with an open floor plan, an outdoor shower, a 45 ft. lap pool and a huge tropical garden. This recently remodeled home has three bedrooms and three full bathrooms.

The Space

The house has two bedrooms and an office with pull out sofa, each with air conditioning and en suite, spacious bathrooms. The living room and kitchen are air conditioned, and there are ceiling fans throughout the home. Please Note: Electricity is not included in the rate; it will be due upon departure.

The master suite includes a king size bed, large built-in closet, dresser, a Jacuzzi bathtub, onyx lighting and marble countertops. Outside the master suite, there is an outdoor bamboo shower with hot/cold water. This is the best of tropical living!

The second bedroom features a king size bed, closet and dresser, and the bathroom has a shower.

The third room (used as an office) has a desk, a storage hutch for linens, and pull out Mexican sofa cama (43" wide x 73" long). This pull out is best suited for 1. There is a seam in the middle of the sofa cama (as it folds up to a couch); please see photo. Adjacent, there is a full bathroom with shower.

The fully equipped kitchen, which is open to the dining and living area, features air conditioning, quartz countertops, a six burner gas stove, two sinks, a dishwasher, a microwave, reverse osmosis filtered water and ample cookware, dishes and appliances to make your stay enjoyable. An outdoor portable charcoal grill is available.

The house has tile floors, sliding doors with screens and ceiling fans throughout. The swimming pool is 45 feet long, making it perfect for laps. The rock waterfall provides peaceful water sounds throughout the house and garden.

Tropical breezes waft through the indoor spaces, connecting you to the outdoors. On the patio, you can relax in complete comfort in the shade, swim in the filtered lap pool with rock waterfall or enjoy the large garden with lush landscaping of bamboo, ginger, heliconia, orchids, fruit trees and other tropical delights.

If you are driving, there is also a garage... a welcome asset for a rental in the city!

Weekly maid and pool service included.

Interaction with Guests

You will be greeted by our property manager when we are not in town.

The Neighborhood

The home is only 8 blocks to the Plaza Grande in the center of Merida, and only three blocks to La Ermita, one of Merida's most picturesque local parks. La Ermita also features one of Merida's oldest churches, with a walled botanical garden in the back. The neighborhood has places to eat, antique stores, bakeries, a Maya language center, corner stores and is only two blocks from the adjacent San Sebastian neighborhood where you will find a local mercado and cocinas economicas.

Getting around

Taxi, Uber, local bus.

Other Things to Note

Weekly/monthly rental only. Weekly maid, garden and pool service included. Propane, water, basic cable TV, Netflix and internet are included. Long term stays considered.

More Details

Susan Farrell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Susan Farrell

Hi, my husband and I are currently living in California. We love to travel whenever we can. When we visited Merida, we fell in love with the city, and found a home which we renovated. When we're not there, we rent it for others to enjoy.

Susan Farrell purchased this house in 2013

Why Susan Farrell chose Merida

We love Mexico, and we felt particularly drawn to Merida with its friendly people and beautiful, relaxed city.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Tropical Contemporary Home with Lap Pool and Large Garden
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia

Blissful urban oasis in Centro!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had the BEST time at this lovely home! Magical! Truly a hidden oasis just a short walk (20 mins) from the Central Plaza. Comfortable, clean, luxurious and pretty much every moment at the house was spent hanging out, relaxing on the patio listening to the lovely waterfall and swimming in the pool.

My husband and I both work remotely, so what a treat to break out our laptops and take advantage of the wifi surrounded by the beauty of flowers and tidy tropical jungle, poolside.

A safe, quiet neighbourhood where we wandered everyday, exploring the city with the kids.

Any questions or concerns we did have were answered or taken care of directly. Great customer service.

So hard to leave.... but, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy, we appreciate your kind review. I am very happy that you and your family enjoyed yourselves. You were the perfect guests, and it was a pleasure to host you. You are welcome back anytime. Thank you again for staying with us. Susan
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very pretty, well stocked

  • 5 of 5

Your home is beautiful, clean and well maintained, conveniently located(we like to walk), with nice amenities. Pool was very private and serene. Loved the outdoor shower! We appreciated that you left breakfast for us on our first day. The restaurants in the square were wonderful so we did not prepare any real meals this trip. I could see that your kitchen was well stocked and ready to go. We would definitely return, thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lenore, thank you for your kind review. You were very considerate guests; you are welcome back anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect for my daughter and I. We went from one house to another for a few months and never met the quality of every thing in your house: linen, towels, kitchen equipment, etc. We had a very good time. The only thing you should add in your announcement is that grocery stores are a little far if you have no car.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lise, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our home. I appreciate your review and comment. Yes the major grocery stores are a little far on foot and are best reached by car, taxi or public transportation. Thank you very much!
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lovely home

  • 4 of 5

It is a lovely home, an oasis in the city.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Una casa bonita y elegante

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at your home. It is better than staying in a hotel. It was a very private and comfortable. We had a wonderful time. The house is centrally located and it was easy to get everywhere we needed to go. We rented a car and my husband, who does not speak or read Spanish, was able to maneuver around the city. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, thank you for staying at our home. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in Merida. It was a pleasure hosting you; you and your husband were perfect guests, and I hope you return in the future.
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Toronto, Canada

Great House & Garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a great three week stay - which we extended to four - at this house in Merida. Easy walking distance to the Main Square & restaurants. The house was very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pool with waterfall was great - and the garden was simply amazing. We'll definitely stay again if travelling to Merida.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and David. You were the perfect guests. Thank you for staying with us!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Centro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Nov 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 16 2018 - Nov 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Electricity is not included in the rate and will be due upon departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2676 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , jetted tub , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , closets, dresser, air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , closet, dresser, air conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Mexican style pull out sofa cama (43" W x 73 L") w/ seam
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming

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