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Charming Merida Centro Casa

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Centro - Casa De Florencia

2 King Bedroom Suites, 3 Baths, Sleeps 4-6 in Best Centro Location

This sophisticated, contemporary colonial home, with its high ceilings, original pasta tile floors and antique wooden doors, has been tastefully renovated to provide you with a luxurious, modern vacation home. Perfect for one or two couples and family groups, with two king master suites, each with a private ensuite bathroom.

Located in Santa Ana, Merida's most sought after Centro location, within easy walking distance to all attractions, including Plaza Grande and Plaza Santa Lucia and Paseo Montejo. The perfect location to explore Merida’s fascinating history, sample delicious local cuisine, browse artisan shops and wander street markets. Each evening, join locals for dancing in nearby plazas and the frequent (free) cultural events.

Set on a quiet Centro side street away from any traffic and bus noise and just a short stroll to the gorgeous Paseo de Montejo, Casa de Florencia is the perfect choice for your Yucatan vacation. Our favorite neighborhood restaurants offer delicious cuisine or our private chef can cook for you at home.

With the relaxing vibe of a sophisticated holiday home, Casa de Florencia has been tastefully designed by one of Merida's most sought after young architects for modern casual living with a relaxed, Mediterranean vibe.

Both king suites come with tons of closet space and luxurious bed linens. The media/reading room has a double pullout sofa and can serve as extra bedroom for 2 guests. You’ll love our bright, airy and inviting home with full air-conditioning in every room (and ceiling fans throughout), plus a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable soft furnishings, free unlimited wireless Internet, bluetooth speaker, and Smart Internet TV (with Netflix). Everything you need for those evenings when you may want to just relax and catch a movie on Netflix after a day exploring Centro, visiting restored Haciendas, swimming in ancient cenotes, watching flocks of pink flamingos feed, or exploring World famous Mayan heritage sites.

Whether your vacation plans call for maximum sightseeing or just kicking back with drinks by the pool or on the rooftop terrace, Casa de Florencia is the perfect choice for your Merida Centro vacation. Read our reviews to see what our guests loved about their stay.

A special offer for reservations of a month or more: our private Chef Macros will prepare you a delicious meal with a fun cooking lesson!

The Neighborhood

Located in the most desirable Centro neighborhood of Santa Ana. On a quiet side street with no bus noise, in the heart of the Centro Historico, just a short walk to the Paseo de Montejo, Santa Lucia, Santiago and Mejorada. Perfect for visiting historic sites, shopping, restaurants, galleries, etc. Local plazas have live musical entertainment each night of the week. On Sunday mornings, the heart of the city is closed to vehicles - a great time to meet other visitors and locals and to visit the Plaza Grande craft market.

Concierge Services

Available upon request.

Our private Chef Marcos will prepare delicious Mexican regional and Yucatan cuisine for you at home, with a fun cooking lesson included for the same price as eating out!

Our bi-lingual property manger is on hand for questions or taking care of any emergency and is always happy to help. Just ask!

Weekly housekeeping services are included.

Getting Around

Centro Historico attractions are all within easy walking distance. Taxis are plentiful and affordable - or take an Uber! Great inter-city bus service as well as national bus service with stops close by. Merida airport is 15 mins by taxi and has direct international flights from the US and Europe, and many more flights through Mexico City. Cancun airport is about 4 hours away by very affordable and comfortable air-conditioned bus service.

We look forward to welcoming you to Casa de Florencia, your private, relaxing Merida Centro holiday home.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Barbara

We're a group of friends that love to travel and explore. We are interior designers, foodies and travel lovers who fell in love with Merida and want to share our lovely Centro house with new friends from all over the world.

Barbara purchased this house in 2015

Why Barbara chose Merida

Before we purchased the house in 2015, it was owned by the family of a very popular local architect. Originally used as an artist studio, it has a wonderful sense of openness, light and tranquility that we love. We added some modern features to provide some of those nice touches you'd expect to find in boutique hotels.

We hope you enjoy it too....

What makes this house unique

Imagine enjoying drinks on your rooftop terrace during the cool evenings after a day exploring Merida Centro or the Yucatan Peninsula....


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Merida Centro Casa
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful and well appointed Property!

  • 5 of 5

Casa di Florencia is beautifully renovated, with an excellent blend of modern touches while respecting the original finishes and features of the property. The property is nicely appointed with everything you'll need for your stay. Just buy some groceries and you're all set! The guide book provided in the Casa has great information with insights and activities.

The support you'll have during your stay is 5+ Star Excellence! Barbara, the owner, and her Local Team in Merida took great care of me during my stay and helped with any questions I had.

The property is spotless, welcoming and comfortable, and you'll feel right at home. There are 2 beautiful master suites with this property, and an additional pull out bed in the reading room. One master suite is located poolside and the other master suite is upstairs. Every room has air conditioning and ceiling fans. I opted to sleep in the upper master suite, accessible by a spiral staircase.

It was great to enjoy a dip in the plunge pool after a day of sight-seeing and relax on the poolside deck, or on the deck off the upper level master suite with a glass of wine.

The property is located in Centro Historico. You can walk to downtown as I did the first day. There is so much to do and see in Merida, so I opted to rent a car for my stay. Parking is available right across the street from the Casa.

Merida is a Cosmopolitan City with friendly and welcoming people. There are many great restaurants and lots of activities to enjoy.

I will definitely be coming back for another visit and look forward to staying in Casa di Florencia again.

Thank you for a wonderful adventure!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in a central location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the time in Merida. All was as described.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. So happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Sophisticated beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casa de Florencia very much! Mirza met us at the property and she was extremely helpful, even leaving a cell phone if we needed one. The home's decor is beautiful, bright, and clean - plus it is walking distance to almost everything. The bottled water in every bathroom and dispenser in the kitchen was much appreciated. I brought my three teenage boys and they were thrilled to see the house was set up with wifi and Netflix. The kitchen is nice and spacious & fully equipped. We primarily made breakfast every morning.

Our quick vacation of 6 days was definitely jammed packed with outings. We visited Uxmal, Cementerio General, swam in the cenotes, and visited Celestun. It was so nice to come back after a long hot excursion to swim in the pool and then walk to dinner at Plaza Santa Lucia. There are shops, banks, corner markets and restaurants close by.

Barbara and Mirza were a pleasure to work with - even going the extra mile to mail back my son's watch that he forgot in the house. We absolutely fell in love with this beautiful home and Merida!! We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy for your feedback - much appreciated. It was our pleasure to host you and the boys. We strive to give our guests that important 'live like a local' experience and its great that your family enjoyed our house. Santa Ana deserves to be the most popular Centro neighborhood - it really does have so much to offer Merida visitors with fabulous local restaurants, markets, amenities and evening entertainment in the nearby plazas. We so look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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The property is beautiful. The on line pictures and discription do not do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in Merida. The Casa could not have been better. It is close to wonderful restaurants ( Oliva) and within walking distance of numerous sites of local and historic interest. Merida is a city which we found welcoming and safe to walk at any time day or night. The locals, both Mexicans and expats were helpful, without exception. This is just a great destination for a Mexican experience without the hustle of a tourist location. DK 4/16

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Don for your lovely review. We're so glad you found our house to be a good base to explore the great neighborhood restaurants (Oliva and Oliva Kitchen are also amongst our personal favorites!) and the local sights and culture of Merida. It's such a fascinating city, with so many wonderful places to eat and enjoy local culture in a safe and friendly environment. It was a real pleasure hosting you and your buddies this time, and we look forward to welcoming you back with your family very soon!
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Enchanting house in Merida

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Casa for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed everything it has to offer. The house is beautifully decorated, modern, and has excellent indoor and outdoor spaces. The kitchen was fully equipped, it has 3 full baths, and the bedrooms were quiet and spacious. The interior courtyard and pool combined with the balcony off one bedroom put this house over the top. The location was ideal for walking the few blocks to the city centro. We had no trouble parking in front of the house. Mirza even provided us with a cell phone in case we needed to get a hold of her during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura and Mike! It was a real pleasure to have you stay with us at Casa de Florencia as part of your Yucatan adventure. We're so happy that you enjoyed our house and, particularly, the outside spaces as we really wanted our guests to be able to relax and enjoy the house inside and out! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Beautifully Stylish Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Florencia provided a cool oasis for me and my family while we were on holiday in Merida. Barbara and Mirza were excellent hosts that were there to help with anything we needed with calm efficiency. The home is a fantastic mix of contemporary and colonial features, and is a liveable example of what Merida's architecture has to offer. It is only ten minutes away from some of the best restaurants and plazas in Merida which make Casa de Florencia a great base for exploration.

For me personally, the only difficulties I had were to get in and out of the bedroom and bathroom as I use a wheelchair. The house would be excellent for an elderly person or someone with limited mobility but the doors are extremely narrow - also typical of the most beautiful homes in Merida. Even though the property was slightly unsuitable for me, Mirza and Barbara were happy to accommodate in any way they could. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Casa de Florenica for all of its charm, ease and location.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kyla for your lovely recommendation, we're glad that you and the family enjoyed our house! The Centro location is primary for our guests enjoyment of Merida and all the wonderful culture and history on offer. We are so happy that you managed to make the house work for your needs - we are looking into the possibility of widening the somewhat narrow doorway into the downstairs bathroom - I'll let you know how that goes. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to Skyping with you soon!
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Merida Cathedral
Dzibilchaltun Ruins
Chichen Itza
Oliva Enoteca
Car: not necessary

Since the Spanish conquest, Mérida has been the cultural capital of the Yucatan peninsula. A town steeped in colonial history, with narrow streets, broad central plazas and the region’s best museums. It’s also a perfect place from which to kick off your adventure into the rest of Yucatán state. There are cheap eats, thriving craft markets, dancing and free entertainment just about every night somewhere in the downtown area.

Long popular with European travelers looking to go beyond the hubbub of Quintana Roo’s resort towns, Mérida is also the cultural crossroads of the region and it's Mayan wonders, ceynote swimming caves, eco regions with flocks of pink flamingos and the nearby beaches of the Emerald coast.

Merida's greatest asset are the people who live here. They have a beautiful town, and they know it....


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Centro, Yucatan

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard 2016
1 Jul 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday 2016/17
20 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday 2017/8
20 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £206
Pet Fee £62
Cleaning £41

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Centro in Yucatan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each Master suite has it's own en-suite bathroom. A third bathroom is en-suite to the studio in the main house, which has a comfortable full sized sofa bed
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1-King Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2-King Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Two king suites, one is poolside and the other on the 2nd floor with it's own rooftop terrace.
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
We can arrange everything you require for your vacation in Merida and the Yucatan - just ask!

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