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FIND PEACE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL AUTHENTIC YUCATAN TYPE HACIENDA IN CENTRO HISTORICO

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 2,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Huge bedrooms right off park-like gardens and pool - 12 ft ceilings - it's home!

Casa de La Paz --- so lovely with 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath and huge showers plus study has huge rooms that open onto the private garden and pool area. The first thing you will notice is that all the main rooms have lovely arched windows that open to the garden/pool area. Master bedroom has a king size bed and there is a queen four poster in spare bedroom. Each bedroom has a large ensuite with shower, toilet and sink. The kitchen has lots of working area for those who like to cook and the dining room, with seating for 6 opens to the patio breezes. In study there is a sofa bed for that extra person.

There is a living room with bar that opens through beautiful arched wooden doors to the study for Netflex and WiFi., all included! Ceiling fans in every room and air conditioners in each bedroom and in den and dining area for your comfort.

Sit outside on the shaded patio and enjoy the pool, the gentle breezes - surrounded by tropical greenery while you BBQ your supper. There is secure parking for a small car and on street parking, and we are walking distance to Centro and are serviced by local buses if you prefer.

We are only a short walk to Santiago park for Tuesday evenings dancing under the stars to the big band tunes. Enjoy the free entertainment in the beautiful parks of Merida and make sure you see the pyramids of Uxmal and Kabah as well as the Cenotes at Cuzama. You can work to Plaza Grande in 20 minutes or if you prefer you can summon UBER or Cabifly for about $2 USD or there is a bus that stops in front of the residence frequently that takes you directly to the city centre and WalMart and Malls

Local Services & Businesses

ATM/Bank

Groceries

Hospital

Medical Services

Leisure Activities

Antiquing

Bird Watching

Eco Tourism

Gambling Casinos

Photography

Shopping

Sight Seeing

Walking

Dining

Getting around

Easy and small cost for bus access to go to the beach and to modern Norte 60 with malls. Restaurants, ATMs, pharmacies and main attractions are walking distance.

Norms

1. Check in takes place after 3pm. Check out takes place before 11am. Times can be adjusted and are flexible.

2. Electric consumption is not included. Electric meter to be read on your arrival and one day before checkout. The cost per kilowatt is $3.5 pesos.

3. Smoking is not allowed.

More Details

Property Manager
Ben and Ron
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish, Thai
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2018

About Ben and Ron

Ron was brought up in New England, educated in New York State, Portland, Maine, and Ft Lauderdale, FL; We live in beautiful Metro Vancouver, since 2005 with my partner, Ben. We enjoy all our friends, hiking, travelling, family, and the outdoors, always visiting a wide range of activities here. I work for the School Board as a therapist. Ben worked at the Delta Waterfront Hotel, a graduate of Chulakorn University, Bangkok, Faculty of Economics and a Masters Degree, Northeastern University, Boston, where we met in July, 1997. in January 2015, we begin a world tour meeting new people, seeing all that we have in this world. A month in Southern US, In late January 2015 we began our international year - long trip - May 2015 Merida Mexico, May - July 2015, Avignon Provence France, parts of Europe, Prague, then Thailand for seven months before returning to Vancouver!!!

We love hiking in the North Shore Mtns, especially around Cleveland Dam, Lynn Canyon, walking the seawall and hanging out at Granville Island or Horshoe Bay with our best friend Sean. We spend time meditating at the Buddhist Temple in Richmond. Trips back to Thailand, Pattaya and Bangkok, to visit Ben's family is special as we travel to the Wats (Buddhist Temples), or going to New York City to visit Ron's sons Nick and Nate and grandkids E-JKay and Kenzie or to Bangkok where we enjoy being with Ben'f huge family!

Ben and Ron purchased this house in 2017

Why Ben and Ron chose Centro

Ben and Ron lived in Merida for four months Jan - May 2015 after seeing some 7 episodes of House Hunters International in Merida! We fell in love with this historic and amazingly culturally filled city once home 100s of years earlier to the Mayans. The Yucatan people are so friendly and beautiful, their city - art galleries, exploding entertainment every night in every barrio park, the Yucatan Strings, The Yucatan Symphony, an untouched Mexico breathing living history with several museums - cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriages - not a typical tourist trap - a very safe city! Not far away - beautiful beaches and historic pyramids - cenotes, Sunday morning bike riding along a magnificent French styled boulevard - international and original cuisine -

Our dream was to return and buy a home similar to the one we rented!

What makes this house unique

We looked at several homes to buy - this one stood out as that amazing Yucatan recreated colonial that stretches almost a 3/4 city block in the most popular parque de Santiago.,

a quick walk to Centro Historico Merida - filled with shoppes, eateries, bakeries, coffee shoppes, more parks, 100s of restored Yucatan colonials and 1000s waiting!

Our home - the sweet pool in park-like setting, huge overisized bedrooms and showers with that style that sings over the original pasta floors - In discussing the sale with owners we sat past two hours - not wanting to leave - It feels like home and that feeling you will have as well!! Hotels in Merida are reasonable and interesting but for the same oen can have an entire home and privacy and pool!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you. We had a lovely stay at your Casa de Paz. Would love to go back to Merida soon. Will send a review soon. We are still traveling home.

Best wishes,

Theresa
Oct 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Centro around the Merida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Beautifully appointed modern bathrooms! Fire hose water pressure Spacious bright and airy Lots of storage
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms are oversized and huge with original pasta floors and 15 foot ceilings overlooking the park-like gardens with huge trees and beautiful pool - From the beds you are facing oversized palladin doors and spacious showers in each room, One beroom is off the main house and accessible while the other is private and only accessible by the pool and gardens
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Concierge through PM23 available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and this professional staff will meet you upon arrival to introduce themselves and get to know you. Response is only two blocks away. Housekeeping, pool and garden staff attend to this property. PM23 can arrange for private chef at guests' expense. and provide information regarding all that this amazing city has to offer.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
5

A wonderful base for the Yucatán!

  • 5 of 5

Casa La Paz was a wonderful place for our family to set up base and explore Mérida and the Yucatán. The home is centrally located and furnished beautifully. We had a great time heading back to the apartment on hot afternoons and jumping in the pool too! If you are looking for a comfortable, well set up place with a nice pool and great AC, look no further! Also, the property managers were easily accessible and very helpful. We loved our time at Casa La Paz and truly enjoyed Mérida and the many to dos in the Yucatán. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and exchanging communication . Your review helps us immensely and we try to make sure our guests are attended to and supported during their stay . Ron y Ben
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5

Great house, great experience.

  • 5 of 5

What a great house, enjoyed every day, felt like a true Meridian. We walked downtown everyday came back to swimming pool. Very easy to communicate with owners. Than you again for wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Victor, Thanks do much for choosing Casa de La Paz as your house while you were in Merida. It was a pleasure!! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

great location, awesome owners, comfortable and secure

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three used Casa Paz as our home base for 7 nights of a 12 day tour of the Yucatan.The owners worked with us as soon as we booked the house to after we returned home to insure we enjoyed of our trip and memories. In hindsight I wish I had spent more time recognizing where the house is relative to the roads and attractions of Merida and the area, as the house is super convenient but it took us some time to fully appreciate that. On that note, there is a book store bordering the Gran Plaza that has a really great Map of the state of Yucatan and an enlarged street map of Merida, if you can't find a good one before arriving. Our stay was the first part of July, so the wading pool was a God send. The beds are super comfortable and AC is available to improve your night's sleep. Merida has lots of fun family entertainment at night which are also very near the house. Funnily enough, we also loved sitting on the pool deck in the evening, sipping ice cold beer and watching three geckos interact on the ceiling. Also, we had a rental car which we easily parked on the street and even in the same spot every evening. Biggest tips; open the windows and doors in the morning to air the house, then close it up to keep it cool most of the day, and get your bearings relative to the house before you arrive and you will have a great stay in Merida. Also, the owners are really incredible, very willing to help with plans or understanding what you can expect so I would encourage communicating with them early as they can help with the never ending questions.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jon .we really enjoyed having you and your family and for taking the time with writing wonderful suggestions. You prepared one of the best suggestive reviews that kindly will help many others enjoy our home and the magical city
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Chelem Yucatan Mexico
5

We will be back

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed 4 nights in this awesome Centro home.

Ron, Ben, Carlos and his team are the best hosts. Thank you for the cold beer in the fridge. That and the pool were just what we needed after a hot day.

The cinnamon coffee was the best I have ever had.

The house had everything we needed and more.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to hear that you and your husband had such an enjoyable stay. Thanks for choosing Casa de La Paz. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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4

Good property, nice design in a middle class neighborhood close to the center

  • 4 of 5

It is a nicely designed house, with appropiate furniture and supplies. The kitchen was well equipped, and the rooms very comfy and spacious. Our kids enjoyed the pool very much. The house is 15 Min walking from downtown, and it can be done safely anytime. A cab ride is ~50 pesos from city center. There is an opportunity with the hot water, because the boiler is small for a 4-5 people occupancy, although the nice Mérida weather is good for ambient temp showers. All in all, very good stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our casa. Your comments are appreciated.
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Juneau AK
5

Lovely base camp from which to explore Mérida and NW Yuc

  • 5 of 5

Pool and garden area were our go to places. Beautifully furnished,comfortable beds, everything we needed in kitchen, and washer/drier were just the ticket.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Merida International
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Progresso (Auto Progresso Bus lv Centro every 15)
Car: not necessary

One of the oldest colonias in Merida, the Santiago district is to the west and north of Plaza Grande. The church, founded in 1637, was once much grander; now little remains of the original structure other than the modest sanctuary with a baroque statue of Santiago and the dated inscription above the entry. The front of the church and the main nave, supported by buttresses, not necessarily flying, was built in the 19th century. There is a park in front of the church and a market next to the church, with fruits and vegetables, meats, and a good flower selection. There are also a host of excellent cocina economicas, sundries stores and an ice cream store. There is also a children's playground in the park, a beautiful water fountain surrounded by shade trees, and a large concrete area used at various times for skateboarding, big band music (every Tuesday night!), dancing, fairs and temporary markets. Surrounding the park you can find a grocery store, a drugstore, a movie theatre and a branch of Mexico's pawn shop chain, Nacional Monte de Piedad. Behind the church are a number of hardware stores, paint stores, a bicycle store and Flor de Santiago, a bakery, a milk store, a cafe and restaurant. And on the other side of Calle 59 are two large schools, one public and one private, in beautiful buildings both built during the Porfirio Era (early 1900s).

Originally (350-400 years ago), Santiago was the area relegated to the indigenous indios and artisans. Due to its close proximity to the central square, Santiago was one of the first areas to expand in population. It quickly became the shopping area for residents of San Sebastian, Ermita and other areas who wanted to avoid the downtown. Famous figures hailing from Santiago include Manuel Cepada Peraza (a governor of Yucatan in the 1860's), composer Guadalupe Trigo, Crescencio Carrillo y Ancona (a bishop of Yucatan who grew up in Santiago) and the educator/writer/reporter Rodolfo Menéndez de la Peña who died in Santiago in 1928.

Our friend Miguel Faller tells us that Santiago was once the German district, with the building on the corner once known as Quinta Los Alemanes. Santiago was the nicest place to live in Merida, before Paseo de Montejo was built around the turn of the century (1900), and Calle 59 was the main formal entrance into Merida after Porfirio Diaz built the Centenario Zoo and Parque de La Paz. It is still the main road if you come from the airport, and all of Calle 59 was renovated in 2013 so that it makes a beautiful entrance into the city. The Germans owned three or four big hardware stores (Faller's grandfather was one of them) in the Santiago district, all of which did their main trade with the haciendas. The diesel engines that powered the hacienda plants came from Germany in the late 1800's, so hardware was a natural business for the Germans to expand into in the early 1900's.

In 1914, Santiago got its movie theatre, then called La Frontera, which also had a hotel and was also located on the west side of the park. That building eventually became the supermarket that is there today. Another theatre, called the Salon, was built in 1915 on the north side of the park. It was later called the Apolo, and presented zarzuelas (Spanish musical theatre) and operettas, as well as films. In 1922, it was renamed the Cinema Rivoli and today it is called the Cines Hollywood. After some remodeling of the plaza between 1982 and 1984, the park began the tradition of holding Remembranzas Musicales every Tuesday night. This event brings residents and tourists together to dance the cha-cha, the mambo, salsa and other Latin dances to live, Big Band music under the stars.

For extranjeros, Santiago is one of the most desirable downtown neighborhoods and there are many American and Canadian-owned renovated colonial homes in this area. (From The Working Gringos)

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £29.2
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.59

No charge for extra person not to exceed five persons.
No smoking allowed anywhere on properties.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WEEKS AND EASTER WEEK CD$400
DEPOSIT $200 (covering electric consumption)


Electric consumption is not included. Electric meter to be read on your arrival and one day before checkout. The cost per kilowatt is $3.5 pesos.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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