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Hidden Paradise!Tropical garden with Child-Safe Pool,Family friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

King-size bed in private bedroom plus single bed and pull out sofa in livingr.

Find your own paradise just a few minutes from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Hidden Paradise Casita is

surrounded by bearing fruit trees: mango, avocado, grapefruit, and several kinds of bananas. Pick what

you want and eat fresh fruit right off the tree!

Go swimming in the private swimming pool, which is nestled in a tropical garden and surrounded by a

safety fence. The pool is kidney-shaped, 22 feet long by 14 feet wide. One half is only three feet deep

– perfect for children. The other half is designed for grown-ups and has a maximum depth of 6 feet.

The pool features in-water benches to sit on and enjoy a beer or drink. If you’d rather read or sunbathe,

lounge chairs, benches, and a swing are provided for your use – AND we can help you stock the tiki bar

and its refrigerator with beer, wine, soft drinks or whatever you choose.

The home itself consists of a great room (kitchen, dining, and living area), sleeping nook, private

bedroom, and bathroom. There is also a private patio with a gas barbecue grill. The kitchen is decorated

with colorful Talavera tiles, and features everything you need to cook delicious meals: appliances,

silverware, dishes, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, blender, and coffee maker. The living area includes

satellite TV (42 –inch flat screen) which picks up both English and Spanish stations and a home theater

system. The bedroom has a king-size bed. After a busy day in the tropical sunshine, King size bed in bedroom,single bed just outside of bedroom and pull out sofa in the livingroom.

The bathroom is steps from both the main bedroom and from the sleeping nook. The shower is tiled

with Talavera tiles, and the sink and its base are marble.

We are right next door and happy to provide you with any information or assistance we can to

make your stay the best it can be. We have lived in this area for many years and can give you

recommendations for day trips, restaurants, and things to do in Merida. We will even provide you with

a personal cellphone to use while you are our guest.

We have found that many people are concerned about security. Our place is safe, private and secure,

surrounded by a solid wall with access through an electric gate.

Housekeeping service is included every other day. In the monthly rent it is not included.It is available by request for a very reasonable charge.Laundry:we have a washing machine in the bathroom. Our garden and pool cleaned and maintained daily.

We look forward to your visit to Hidden Paradise!

More Details

Angela Marie Durand
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2018

About Angela Marie Durand

My name is Angela. I am a recently retired hospital pharmacist. My husband and I moved here from Nashville. He is a musician/producer/audio engineer. We have traveled to many parts of the world, especially Latin American countries where we developed our love for the culture. We also both love animals, we have two cats and two dogs.

I used to volunteer for the adult literacy council and the YWCA in Nashville, and I hope to continue to volunteer my efforts here. During my 8 years of college, I either waited tables or bartended-even did a little catering, and I loved the hospitality industry. I enjoy cooking as well. I have become pretty successful making up recipes for healthy, meatless meals and even some meat substitutes. I enjoy scuba diving and swimming.

Rye is passionate about anything music. A true artist to the core, he loves listening, composing and playing. And baseball-NY Yankees is his team. And he knows his stuff well enough to go head to head with even John or Susan....or both!

Angela Marie Durand purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Angela Marie Durand chose Merida

Take a side trip to Merida from your visit to Cancun. We are on the Cancun-Merida road. In addition,

Hidden Paradise is near the colonial city of Merida, Chichen Itza and other archeological sites, Yucatecan

swimming holes called cenotes, and all the businesses you need for everyday life – supermarkets, the

airport – even Walmart!

What makes this cottage unique

Walking distance to a large hacienda which serves gourmet Yucatecan food

Live near an authentic Mexican village

Airport pick up and drop off available at extra charge


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Merida in Kanasín

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • washing machine in bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Pull out sofa in Livingroom double size
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
English-Spanish translation if needed. Tourist information available, Personal guide service at additional charge.


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Hidden Paradise!Tropical garden with Child-Safe Pool,Family friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Great value/base for exploring Yucatan

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our month at this private casita surrounded by beautiful lush gardens. It has the best king size bed in Mexico, good cooking equipment, a high gated wall for security, and it is very quiet (much quieter than staying in Merida). The owner is very friendly (without intruding) and helpful, regularly checking if we needed anything. If you have a car, there is safe parking inside the gate, and the location is handy to main roads for exploring the area. We did not have a car, but used the cheap, nearby bus service to go into Merida, and from there to take good buses to Chichen Itza and Campeche. This is one of the nicest self-catering accommodations we have stayed in, anywhere, and excellent value for the money. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with all the Amenities Offers a Taste of Real Mexico

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? This was the first place we stayed on our trip and was our favorite by far. The pictures say more than I ever could but I just wanted to add that this home is not only beautiful but also comes with all the amenities including hot water, good wi-fi, fully equipped kitchen (including a juicer and coffee maker) even cable with english channels. After a day of exploring you could return to every creature comfort.

The home is located in the village of Hacienda de Teya and is worth exploring as well. Buses leave very frequently from the village and drop you off blocks from the plaza in Merida, offering a perfect blend of bucolic and urban exploring.

Five Stars Plus, we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place, great value.

  • 5 of 5

Really well equipped home. Zoltan was super helpful and our stay was great!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Paradise Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Great place with plenty of space, clean rooms and clean beds! Zoltan was a great host, very helpful (even met us in Merida because we couldn't find the place!). Grapefruit from the tree every morning were a treat :) If I were to go back to Merida I would choose to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience with this place from the start to the end! When we arrived at the airport, the car rental company we had booked a car with weeks before told us that they didn't have any cars left. All other car rental companies at the airport were out of cars that day. We called Zoltan, and he was at the airport 30 minutes later. He kindly took us grocery shopping on the way back to the house.

The house was absolutely lovely, truly a hidden paradise. We were travelling with our 4 year-old son, and it was just the perfect size. The pool was a real treat as the weather was about 35 Celsius, and so was the AC. Zoltan lent a few pool toys for our son. And the backyard is just as lovely as the house.

The house is immaculate, well decorated, and the beds were really comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals. I really enjoyed eating grapefruit every morning, freshly picked from the tree in front of the house. It is a 30 minute bus ride from the city centre, the bus is just on the corner of the street, and we really enjoyed being in a quiet little village rather than in the city, especially with a young child.

You won't find anything better for such a good prize. Thank you Zoltan and your family, we really appreciated our stay... even if it was too short! If we ever go back to Merida, this is exactly where we will want to stay! Gracias!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cancelled booking

  • 5 of 5

I guess our review will be a bit different than others as we did not actually get to stay at this property. Zoltan was very helpful with the booking process, we had booked a month in January with a car. Unfortunately, we had to cancel due to a changing work environment. In one day we were refunded for our deposit with no questions asked. Great service Zoltan, hopefully next time things will work out.


  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Teya Hotel y Club Campestre
Hacienda Misne
Great Yucatecan food,buffet on Sunday Mornings
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Safari Club
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Country Club Xcanatún
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hacienda Teya
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Car: recommended

Don't get lost in the crowded maze of Mérida Centro downtown, we are located on the surrounding highway of Mérida wich makes it easier for you to go wherever you want to: Airport, Mayan Ruins, Cenotes, Clinics and Hospitals, Beaches, make your trip more confortable.

If You would like to get around without a car,Shuttles to Merida Centro leave in every 15 minutes from the corner.For only 50 cents per ticket.From Downtown (Merida Centro) You will be able to switch buses to any destination.

And we are just a corner away from the famous Hacienda Teya Restaurant, as well as 5 min. from both Hacienda Misné and Susana International Restaurants,all three serve exquisite yucatecan traditional food. We (the owners), are professional tour guides, in our price we include maps.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Our maximum rental period is one Month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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