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Beautiful Colonial Home in Centro Historico with large pool and incredible views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs2
Space 6,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Prime location, 360 degree views, pool, cool breezes, an architectural gem

Our spacious colonial home is in a prime location for exploring Merida's historic Centro district. The kitchen is well equipped, we have free hi-speed internet, TV, a large swimming pool, top quality king size beds and each room is beautifully decorated. This house was featured on House Hunters International in 2012.

Each bedroom on the ground level has a king sized bed and it's own bathroom with shower. Each bedroom has a walk out. One bedroom on the main floor walks out to an interior court yard, the other walks out to the pool. The Master bedroom/family suite occupies the entire 2nd floor. It consists of 2 bedrooms (1 with king bed that leads into the second bedroom with 2 twin beds), a bathroom, a dressing room and it's own private patio. The rooms are very large and spacious.

Our entrance leads into a sitting area/TV room and indoor eating area. Walk further you will enter our kitchen that has 2 walk outs, one to a court yard with BBQ and the other walks out to the pool and a large terrace with outdoor dinning options.

Our roof top terrace has a 360 degree view over Merida. Watch the sunset over Santiago church and watch it come up over the main square. The roof top terrace comes complete with a wet bar, dumb waiter, seating area, dining area, toilet, sun deck and birds eye viewing deck.

Cooling breezes and airflow thru this house, created by the architectural structure when you open the doors to the living spaces and height of the walls in the courtyards, keep it cool and comfortable. Air conditioning is rarely needed, but available.

Each morning the parrots fly over and each evening they return. Sit on the roof top and see them everyday, sometimes in flocks of hundreds of birds.

Our central location means you are walking distance to all that Merida offers. 1 block away from Santiago market where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat every day. We have local restaurants close by that will suit every budget. Only 4 blocks to Santa Lucia and only 5 blocks to the main square, the Zocalo. Please do note that on Friday's and Saturday's Merida becomes party central. We have 2 fountains that provide white noise and the bedrooms are off the street. However, should you require absolute peace and quite on weekends, we recommend renting a Hacienda in the countryside or a house out in the one of the quieter neighbourhoods as Centro is noisy on the weekends.

More Details

Nicolette Morris
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Afrikaans
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Nicolette Morris

We fell in love with Merida on our first visit for a friends wedding in 2013. We are passionate about food and wine. We have a small holding on Vancouver Island and raise our own grass fed animals for meat, milk, eggs and grow all our own organic vegetables. We love anything to do with arts and culture. So Merida was just perfect for us and we were thrilled to finally buy our dream vacation home this year when we purchased Casa Chablis. My husbands' work and the animals keep us in Canada for most of the year so we have decided to open Casa Chablis for holiday rentals and hope that we can share just a little of the joy we have found in our holidays in Merida with you.

Nicolette Morris purchased this house in 2014

Why Nicolette Morris chose Merida

We purchased this property for 2 reasons, one was the location, you can't beat it. The 2nd reason was because the house has really excellent air flow. There is always a cool breeze and we purchased during one of the hottest months of the year. A cool oasis was key for us. We wanted to experience the indoor/outdoor lifestyle Merida has to offer and this house is just perfect for that. It's always comfortable and cool. The constant breeze also helps to keep the mosquitos at bay, a very important consideration in a tropical climate.

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits of this house:

* the constant breezes created by the architectural structure causing a circulatory draft

* the fantastic array of patios and courtyards that allow you to follow the sun or shade according to your preference anytime of the day

* the absolutely breathtaking views of Merida from the huge and very comfortable 3rd floor patio and 4th floor viewing deck

* The sheer size of the house and many patios, courtyards and living areas and the beautiful architectural detail of this Henry Ponce renovation


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Merida, Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Ground floor guest toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master suite en-suite with dressing room
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , 3rd floor bar deck guest toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ground floor pool side - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Doors open onto the pool side patio
    Ground floor fountain courtyard side - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Doors open on the fountain courtyard with en-suite bathroom
    2nd Floor Master Suite Main Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Doors open onto private patio
    2nd Floor Master Suite Twin Room - 2 Single Bed , Ideal for kids as you will have them close by
  • 2 Bedrooms are on the ground floor, both open to the outdoors. The 2nd floor is entirely taken up with the master suite that has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, dressing room and private patio with seating and dining areas. All bedrooms have screen doors, large ceiling fans and air-conditioners.
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful Colonial Home in Centro Historico with large pool and incredible views
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Great first visit to Merida

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your lovely home. It was perfect for our group of 8 (3 couples and two teenage boys). We really enjoyed the property and the city.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely relaxing home in central Merida

  • 5 of 5

Like so many house in Mexico, the street and the outside of this house belies the beauty inside that included several open air seating areas, three bedrooms with private ensuites, air conditioners and fans (perfect for our group of three couples); a well equipped kitchen; three dining areas; a small but refreshing pool; attractive water features and landscaping that included a huge cactus that housed a nesting pair of doves which we saw as a good omen. The top floor bar and seating area was magical for watching the sun set.

This house hits the sweet spot between elegance and comfort. As one member of our group said 'I would recommend this place to anyone going to Merida'. The six of us are all very well travelled and have rented several houses in several countries. This one was certainly one of the best.

The owner is wonderful to deal with and the onsite staff very helpful.

My only bit of advise especially if you are driving as we were, is to get very specific directions since Merida has a complicated street numbering system and our GPS let us down.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Noisy area and property needs updating

  • 3 of 5

Great location except every Friday and Saturday their is an outdoor disco one street away which is very loud until 3 am. Doors and windows closed, air conditioner on, yet you felt you were on the dance floor. Take your ear plugs.

Kitchen needs updating, very small for such a large house. The furniture is very tired. The house couches and outdoor furniture is in need of a good cleaning at a minimum. They were badly stained. Not all air fans moved the air. Doors did not close.

This is a three bedroom, with the forth bedroom off the master with two twin beds.

Pool pump was not working properly. After several service calls they could not repair.

Overall this house needs to be updated. Too bad.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work very hard to maintain our property to the highest, reasonable standard and accurately represent it on the website, including the details about the neighbourhood and noise. I have as yet, not come across a neighbourhood in Centro that is not noisy. You need to go to the suburbs and even then the traffic noise is high. We were in Merida doing renovations right before this group arrived and when we left our property was in the best shape it has ever been. As this is the first ever review that is this negative, and this after we had just spent a week doing maintenance and updates to our property, we are rather baffled as everyone else has always felt that the value for money was there and left excellent reviews.
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Beautiful casona in the old quarter of Merida.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Chablis was a hidden gem. There was more than enough space for our group of 7. The courtyard, pool and terraces were spectacular. The property is beautifully decorated and quite comfortable. Wifi, AC and laundry provide modern convenience while the architecture, furnishings and appointments scream colonial charm.

The property is located in the Santiago neighborhood, which is a 10 minute walk from the plaza mayor. The immediate surroundings are quaint and there are plenty of things to do in and around the Plaza de Santiago just around the corner.

We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Absolutelyerfect spot for exploring Centro Merida!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families, 4 adults and 4 kids ages 9-12.

The location just can't be beat. A car is completely unnecessary with culture, restaurants, shopping and ATM just blocks away in any direction.

The airflow in the house kept us cool even in 95F+ weather. We did run the AC at night for comfort but kept the temperature at 23-24C. The pool stays chilled due to limited direct exposure to the sun which makes a quick dip very refreshing. No one complained of being hot.

The 3rd floor patio was our fave for morning coffee and late afternoon cocktails. The fridge on the 3rd floor was a bonus (saving us many trips for more cerveza). Perhaps we were lucky because every afternoon the breeze would kick up and keep us very comfortable. The patio just off the kitchen and near the pool was our lounge spot during the early afternoon heat.

All of the beds were firm and comfortable with wonderful linens to match. And each room's decor fit with the style of the home and made us feel even more like we were living the life of the rich and famous.

The kitchen was much better than we are used to (we've rented MANY houses in Mexico) with quality pans, plenty of glasses, plates and bowls. The grill was awesome! We did much less cooking than normal because Merida has so many excellent places to dine but otherwise if you want to cook this place provides.

The house staff was excellent. I would recommend that you ask Yoli, the housekeeper, to cook dinner for you one evening -- it was superb. We had a few minor issues that the house manager, Rosalinda, took care of expeditiously. Other than that everything worked well and as expected.

We hired the recommended local guide to take us to Uxmal and to have lunch with Miguel a Mayan shaman. This was the highlight of our trip. I can't emphasize enough how awesome it was to have Rodolfo show us his culture -- both past and present. Lunch with Miguel's family in a teeny-tiny town (Chapab) was something we will always remember.

There's a bakery across the street from the house that opens around 8am that offers breakfast but we used it mostly for pastries.

This house -- and the city -- will not disappoint you. We heartedly recommend Casa Chablis!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Asheville, nc

Fabulous house in Merida

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Nicolette's was superb! The casa is outfitted with everything you need for a wonderful visit to Merida. The roof terrace was our favorite place for afternoon naps after a swim in the pool. The location is perfect. We walked everywhere. Merida feels very safe both day and night. Jolie was very helpful and kept the place clean and fresh for us during our stay. Rudolf was AMAZING. He took us on several excursions and was a very knowledgeable guide. We learned so much about the Mayan culture from him. He went above and beyond what we expected. Nicolette was quick to answer any questions and made us feel very welcomed in her beautiful home. Muchas gracias!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport
Nearest Golf
9.6 Miles
Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Villa Martine
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located just one block from the popular Santiago Park and square, our home is an easy walk to many of the attractions, restaurants, bars and shops in Merida's Centro Historico .... Merida is truly a walking city and our home is in a prime location to take full advantage of this.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Merida, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Years
18 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
HIGH 2019
2 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
LOW 2019
1 May 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £356.48
Pet Fee £29.71

Electricity costs are charged separately and need to be paid in cash on check out. Our house manager can show you how to track your usage and calculate the rate so you can keep an eye on it throughout your stay. Costs are very variable depending on usage.
Housekeeping services are included on Mondays and Fridays. House keeper is available for extra hours/days at an additional cost and also offers cooking services. Please enquire for details.
Short stays of less than 6 nights are charged an additional cleaning fee of USD45.
Concierge service is included - our house manager will be available to meet you on arrival and ensure all your needs are taken care of during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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