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About Mike Cummings
Hi I'm Becca, currently 26 years old, and working towards my BBA in marketing and B.A. in psychology from University of St. Thomas in Houston. The last few years have been exciting for me. In 2013 I had the opportunity to take some time from university to go on a trip around the world with my grandmother. Of course I jumped at the chance and off we went for 4 months on the MS Amsterdam. I came back a completely different person and travel became an indispensable part of my life. Not only did I get to see and experience in real life what I had only ever read in history books, but it really changed my life in a concrete way... Along the way I dropped 40 lb! When I got home I was inspired to lose a total of 100 lb alongside my family. My mom, dad and I motivate and help each other meet our goals to this day. Ironic how it's all from losing weight on an all you can eat cruise ship. Since then a lot has changed. I once again seized the opportunity to go around the world this past January, which was just as amazing an experience. I've been to over 60 different countries, six continents, love experiencing new cultures, cuisines, and most of all people. By next year I will be shaking my travel bug for a little while and settling in Mérida, Mexico. I'm following my parents, who all ready to start their new life in Mérida. My mom has been working in Mexico City for 20+ years and decided she wanted make her dream home in Mérida. My family and I have been working in and visiting Mexico ever since I can remember, especially the Yucatan. Now we are excited to fully immerse ourselves into the Yucatecan culture and build our vacation rental business together, Burro y Flauta. We hope to get others just as excited about this beautiful city as we are. For more information about us, you can visit our F . B page. I hope to see you in Mérida! Saludos. F . B /burroyflauta
Mike Cummings purchased this House in 2015
Why Mike Cummings chose Barrio de Santiago
Casa Koala is located on a quiet street about 5 blocks from Santiago square. Santiago square has a grocery store, market, drug store, movie theater, bars, restaurants and art galleries. While in the historical center of Merida, Casa Koala is located on a quiet residential street where many of the homes have been restored.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking permitted in outside areas only.
Pet deposit - $75 Additional pet cleaning fee
Pet - $75 Additional pet fee per week
Must have at least one 5 star review from another Homeaway/VRBO owner to instant book.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Casa Koala is a great place to stay when you want to visit the sites in Merida and experience the Yucatanean cuisine and nightlife. Very quiet area but close enough to downtown. The bed was extremely comfortable and there was everything you needed. Alberto was always available and if you needed anything it was provided in a very timely matter. Becka provided us with the name of a vet for our dog prior to us arriving in Merida which was greatly appreciated. All in all we had a fantastic stay in a wonderful Casa in Merida.
Thanks for everything.
Paula, thanks so much for your kind words, and we hope that all turned out ok with your pup. We hope to see you again soon.
A taste of Mexico in a modern setting.
Casa Koala was comfortable and relaxing. The house had all the modern conveniences and was designed with Mexican touches. Conveniently located in the historic district and walking distance to shops, plazas, zoo and parks. Located in a very safe and quiet neighborhood.
Thanks so much! Please come and see us again soon.
Very private place, great location, well equipped, excellent management
We were pleasantly surprised of quietness and privacy this casa provided. Great location. Lots of thoughts, work and efforts was put by owner(s) to restore a colonial style building and implement all modern features guests from up north use to take for granted. Very well equipped kitchen, all one would need for cooking, all utensils of good quality and in sufficient quantities. Drinking water, coffee (actually same brand from Costco we drink at home), other basic stuff as salt, pepper, etc. Very comfortable beds, quality linens, plenty of towels, shampoo, etc. Great bicycles, used them every day. Good job Becca et al!
Thanks so much for your stay and your kind words, Andriy. Please come and see us again soon!
A dreamy oasis in a wonderful historic city.
Casa Koala surpassed our expectations! This architect designed home was the perfect getaway for us, where we could explore Merida and enjoy a quiet, well appointed casa to return to each day after exploring the Yucatan or a day in Merida filled with fabulous restaurants, leafy plazas, markets and historic cathedrals. The clean, serene rooms with tiled floors, airy ceilings with fans and windows, roof deck patios and courtyard with plunge pool were well used by us, and a perfect place to relax when temperatures were too warm outside. The well equipped kitchen and ice maker were perfect for making home cooked meals and drinks. We have highly recommended this holiday casa to friends and family upon our return, and we would return in a heartbeat!
Thank you so much Jane; please come and see us again soon!
Charming place on a quiet street near Santiago
Casa Koala is an Oasis in the middle of Merida. A perfect place to unwind and relax from the rest of the excitement that is Merida.
The owner was wonderful with her timely responses and catering to needs and requests. And Berto, the property manager, was there with his amazing personality to get me set up and familiarized with the house while getting me checked in. And he was there to check me out when my stay had to, sadly, come to and end.
The house is beyond adorable and the natural lighting and layout is just amazing. The furnishings are great and the bed was super comfortable, even the pillows were better than the pillows I have at home! Everything was clean and smelled fresh. The pool was great to relax in and cool down after coming back from a day of exploring.
The location is on a quiet street a few blocks from Santiago (great little park with music and food and a supermarket and cinema) and maybe a ten minute walk to Santa Lucia (which is one of my favorite parks in Merida!) along quiet streets. Everything is within walking distance, or you can use the provided bicycles at the casa! The neighbors were all very nice and it was very quiet for a city house. No bars nearby or loud parties. Just the occasional dog bark or bird squawk or a car occasionally driving by. Most of the time I had the front doors open to let the breeze flow through the house and there was no noise that ever bothered me.
I had to catch an early morning flight and Berto had a taxi scheduled to come and pick me up bright and early. (There's also Uber, but not being familiar with it I chose the taxi route.) No problem. Every experience I had was a great experience, minus the part where I actually had to leave, of course.
But, I will return to Merida again in the future and I wouldn't hesitate to stay or recommend a stay at Casa Koala. Top notch!
Thank you to everyone who made my stay wonderful!