"My wife and I stayed in the home for several days at the end of August 2016. Was a highly positive experience and would recommend this house to those visiting Merida.
Location is great. Three blocks from Santiago park and its church and food stalls and food market. Short walk, maybe 10 minutes or so, to the city's grand plaza and trendy Santa Lucia park area. A bit longer walk to Paseo de Montejo and its attractions, but totally doable. Plenty of restaurants nearby, plenty of on street parking within one block. Convenience store directly across the street for beer and snacks, full grocery store three blocks away in Santiago.
House is lovely. Two large bedrooms with queen beds in each. Full bathroom attached to each bedroom. Washing machine (clothes line drying though). Decent sized splash pool and lounge area on the patio. Relaxing roof deck. Hammocks. Big enough kitchen to cook if you want (we cooked breakfasts each morning) and big dining room table. Nice living room with big couch and tv. Very quiet. Can barely hear the street noise in the living areas, and not at all in the bedrooms at night. Nicely decorated, homey, classy.
Super nice and responsive owner and management. They answered questions quickly and well. House was very clean. Check in and check out simple and easy. Lots of helpful info provided in the welcome booklet.
Cons: It's hot in there. Yes, Merida is always hot no matter where you go, and especially in August, but that said, the house seemed to be maximized for quiet and avoiding street noise which sacrificed ventilation. Many of the windows are not screened, but rather enclosed by plastic so it's difficult to get cross breezes going. That makes the house very hot inside, so you will need to use the a.c., which can be expensive. We got by only using the a.c. at night to sleep, but something to keep in mind. You can escape the heat nicely in the splash pool and on the rooftop patio.
Overall, a very nice place and a great option if you want to stay in a house in the historical central district of Merida."
Guest: Michael A.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 12, 2016