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House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 living areas, large yard with lap pool & BBQ
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children of 8 years or older are welcome.Children of 8 years or older are welcome.
No smoking - You are welcome to smoke in the yard.You are welcome to smoke in the yard.
Max guests: 4
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Minimum 2-day vacancy between guest stays
Merida is the cultural centre of the Yucatan with many museums, art galleries, concert halls, and free live music in the city's parks. The city is full of beautiful old colonial architecture and many churches including the oldest cathedral in the Americas. There are many fine restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets - eat fresh seafood tacos with the locals or dine in fine establishments that wouldn't be out of place in London or New York. If shopping is your thing there are modern air-conditioned malls or you can explore the antique and craft shops around centro or get lost in the maze that is San Benito Market. For exercise, head up calle 60 to Estadio Salvador Alvarado where early in the mornings you'll find hundreds of locals and ex-pats running, working out, joining in aerobics classes, playing tennis, squash, racket-ball, basketball, or just walking in the early morning sunshine.
The countryside surrounding Merida is full of interesting places to visit. Head north to the coast at Progreso for some sun, sand and seafood, visit the flamingo colonies at Celestun, swim in the warm fresh underground waters of a cenote, visit a hacienda and explore the history that once made Merida one of the richest cities in the world, or explore the ruins of ancient Mayan cities at places such as Uxmal, Mayapan or Chichen-Itza. Neil will be happy to help you arrange an English-speaking tour guide and transport to make any of these trips, or to hire a car hire and do it yourself.
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About Neil Youngson
I left England in 2007 with a round-the-world ticket and set off in search of a better quality of life. In 2008 I arrived in Mexico knowing nothing about the country, but within a few months I knew it was where I wanted to be. A year later I decided to check out Merida and straight away knew it was the place for me - three weeks later I had bought a house! 'When the dust of Mexico has settled on your heart, you will find peace in no other land.' Stan Delaplane
Neil Youngson purchased this house in 2009
Why Neil Youngson chose Centro
I looked at 25 properties in Merida before viewing Casa 503, but when I walked into this partially renovated house I was instantly struck by the feeling of calm and tranquility - the house definitely had good vibes! It took about 8 months of renovation to remodel it into what it is now but it never lost that feeling. It's in a nice neighbourhood, close to a park and supermarket and just far enough away from the noise and bustle of the centre of town, yet close enough to walk to the main plaza.
What makes this house unique
The house has great airflow front to back. The small front garden with bougainvillea makes it possible to open the doors and windows at the front and let the winds from the east blow through the house keeping it cool. The big yard at the back is completely private allowing uninhibited use of the wonderful lap pool, day or night. Over the years the garden has matured into a wonderful tropical space with palm trees, bougainvillea, agaves and cacti. I don't get to spend too much time tending to the garden as the house is rented most of the year but some of my green-fingered guests have asked permission to do a bit of gardening during their stay and I am always happy to for this to happen, but it is not required!