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About Gregory Williams
I fell in love with Merida and Mexico in the 80s. I love the culture and the people. I'm an educator who works in Merida part of the year,and so I and maintain a house here.
Gregory Williams purchased this House in 2005
Why Gregory Williams chose Centro
It is a colonial gem!
What makes this House unique
Classic colonial with high ceilings, wood beams, fans in each room. Indoor/outdoor kitchen, classic tile floors.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely Stay In Centro
Stayed at Casa Serena for three and a half weeks in March. The house is spacious and comfortable, with many interesting touches from all over Mexico. The location is excellent - very close to Santa Lucia and the zocalo, yet not too noisy. We really enjoyed the outside spaces. Refreshing and well tended pool, upper deck for sunrise/sunset, lower one for meals, and middle one for afternoon. It was also nice to have four bathrooms and a laundry. There was a problem with the water, and the managers worked hard until it was resolved. It was very hot while we were there, but between the fans and the air conditioning we were comfortable. One caveat is that the upstairs bedroom, while lovely, is noisy at night and very bright early in the morning due to all the glass.
A great home to spend 5 weeks
My husband and I recently stayed for 5 weeks in this home. We have rented many homes in Centro over the years, but this one stands out. First, it is really clean - I mean the floors and the corners of the rooms and the kitchen counters were great. Second, there are a lot of lights and fans in the rooms and the patio and this is the first home that actually had all the lights working and the switches were labeled. Great. Third, there were very few ants. And only a little late night band noise which floated over the patio. Quite standard and very manageable for the Centro area. Fourth, and most importantly is the relationship between the owner and property manager (not just a cleaner). It was excellent and that makes a big difference. We had one need for help and had easy contact with the PM via text messaging, and the PM was on it. Cleaning staff and pool maintenance weekly were an example of attention to detail.
As to the location, well Centro is where you want to be. There are more and more restaurants of different types every visit plus music, theatre, symphony, dancing and just stuff going on. We did lunch weekly in Progresso. Merida is just a happening place.
I had to work remotely parts of the time and the patio area was tranquil and private. Great Wifi but the Wifi router did not reach to the casita (3rd bedroom) , so I could not use the lovely desk in that room as my office. So I moved to the dining room. All-in-all a good experience and to give evidence to that, we have booked the home for next year, same time. And that is first time we have done that.
Lovely old Victorian with an easy walk to downtown. Cute little cantina on the corner
Comfortable Livingroom and beds. Very well stocked kitchen and nice, deep pool. Multiple outdoor terraces, all on different levels so sun and shade always available. Very responsive property managers. A very good experience !!
A Lovely Merida Home
We spent two weeks in Casa Serena, and loved every minute of it. The location of this home is great for walking to restaurants, cultural events, the Plaza Grande, and even catching a bus to Progresso. The high ceilings, fans , and air conditioned rooms for sleeping made our stay very comfortable in spite of the warm temperatures this year. The dipping pool provided great relief on many afternoons after tours and sightseeing. We particularly enjoyed the kitchen and sitting room for conversation and relaxation. The decor is tasteful and charming. The beds and linens were great. The couple who manage this home were very helpful and accommodating. I would highly recommend this home.
Great location, nicely appointed, comfortably furnished, all amenities.
Property managers exceptional. Felt somewhat uncomfortable with separate building location of second bedroom. Was not informed in rental agreement of deduction for electricity from damage deposit. Please advise. Still we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Very much at home at Casa Serena
We spent ten days (11 nights) in Casa Serena, a very nice house located in a pleasant neighbourhood in the centre of Mérida -- a perfect location to discover this lovely city. The house is typical, featuring very high beamed ceilings, tall wooden doors that let the air circulate, and period tiled floors, elements which contribute to the quality of the whole experience. It is confortable, clean, quiet, spacious, and enjoyable. The privacy of the courtyard and its swimming-pool are great. Everything works well and the kitchen has what is needed for home cooking.
The property managers, Deborah and David, provided assistance when needed.
We loved every moment we spent in Casa Serena and in Mérida. There is a lot to see, to enjoy, in town and in the region. Every citizen with whom we interacted was very nice and welcoming.
C. Fortier & J.P. Souque, Ottawa, Canada
Merida Yucatan is a one of a kind gem in southern Mexico. It is a gateway to Mayan ruins, biospheres were you can birdwatch, the gulf coast for boating and playing on the beach. The city itself is beautiful and sage. This home is located in the heart of the historic center, with easy access to numerous activities, parks, etc.