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Charming Merida Centro Casa

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

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. A special offer for reservations of a month or more: our private Chef Macros will prepare a delicious meal with a fun cooking lesson for 2-4 persons!

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.

While we don't restrict family bookings, as is usual in Merida, the pool area is unfenced and the spiral staircase is next to the pool. Families should consider this when booking.

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

Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2018

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 around the world.

Barbara purchased this house in 2015

Why Barbara chose Centro

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

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do....

What makes this house unique

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Centro, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
We can arrange everything you require for your vacation in Merida and the Yucatan - just ask!


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Wonderful week @ Casa de Florencia

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at beautiful Casa de Florencia this week.The house is ideally located, on a quiet street near the centro historico, and comfortably accommodated our group of 6 adults. The house is well-equipped for meal preparation-or not... There are many great restaurants within walking distance. Both Barbara, the owner, and Mirza, the on site manager, were extremely helpful- our pre-arrival questions were addressed right away, and a minor plumbing issue during our stay was dealt with promptly. Having a 'house' cell phone was a useful feature for calling restaurants and reserving taxis. With temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius several afternoons during our stay, we really appreciated the plunge pool and the shaded courtyard. We had booked several day trips (Celestun, Chichen Itza and Uxmal) with Destino Tours and Alex, our driver and guide, was amazing.. and fun! The roof terrace was worth the climb up a spiral staircase- we had breakfast up there several times in the cool of the morning. We booked Chef Marcos for a multi-course dinner one night, learned a lot about the typical ingredients of the Yucatan-and the food was delicious! We all agree it was a super experience all round- we'd stay at Casa de Florencia again!

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean, thanks so much for your review. We're so glad your family enjoyed our house and your time in Merida experiencing the wonderful city and the beauty of the Yucatán. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Wonderful house and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our 9 day stay here! It’s a beautiful little house and has everything you need. It quickly felt like home. We cooked breakfast several mornings before taking day trips to ruins and cenotes. But it’s close enough to walk to endless restaurants on Paseo de Montejo and Calle 60. We walked to late dinners and to the theater on most nights and always felt comfortable on the local streets. Would be happy to stay here again on our next trip to Merida!

  • Review Submitted: 10/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Honolulu, HI

Our Stay in Merida

  • 3 of 5

My sister and I had planned a trip to Merida for Dia de los Muertos. There was some information about the Dia de los Muertos activities on the Internet, but what we found when arriving in Merida were cancelled events and inaccurate information.

The place where we stayed was OK. It was fairly centrally located. The beds were not comfortable and the neighborhood noisy. In addition, to access the bedroom in the upper level, you had to use a very steep spiral staircase, which could prove to be a safety issue. This had not been clearly indicated in the description of the home. However the local agent was very helpful as was the owner of the home.

I think when traveling in this area, it is best to focus on experiencing the Mayan ruins, which are quite wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Altos, CA

Excellent location in a nice neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a comfortable stay at Barbara's house. It is located in a safe, quiet neighborhood, and it is walkable to most things in centro, including excellent restaurants. The living and kitchen areas are small, but functional and nicely decorated. We wanted to use the larger bedroom upstairs, but it is located outside off the patio and access to it is by a narrow, spiral staircase. It was difficult to manage with our suitcases and occasional rain. So we stayed in the downstairs bedroom, also located outside the main living area, on the other side of the plunge pool. Both bedrooms are large, nicely decorated and comfortable. The tile walkway between the main living area and the downstairs bedroom is slippery, however, if water is on it. The roof above the walkway had a leak when we were there. Barbara said she would fix the roof. I would not recommend this house for small children due to the spiral staircase and slippery tile near the outdoor patio should they walk on it barefoot after exiting the pool. The tile around the pool is cement, however, and therefore not slippery. We enjoyed our stay in this quiet neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad that we could accommodate your request to change your travel dates. We do pride ourselves in providing a well located and comfortable home for our guests during their stay Merida. It's lovely to hear that the rainy weather didn't stop you enjoying Merida. By the way, we replaced a cracked tile on the outside patio terrace - that fixed the problem right away! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future! Best wishes Barbara
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Prime location

  • 5 of 5

House was close to everything and Barbara was very helpful and was easy to reach if needed. Will stay again and loved the driver service took the angst out of how am I getting to and from the office daily. Loved the house and will book again!

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia

A beautiful base for exploring Merida

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this supremely comfortable and very stylish house. We enjoyed exploring the streets, markets, museums, churches and cafés of Merida in the mornings, and then returning to the calm and very welcome cool of the pool and fanned and air-conditioned rooms for lazy lengthy siestas every afternoon. Our visit was in late May and it was baking hot every day, reaching 40 degrees and higher - we couldn't have survived the heat without this haven!

At sunset, we would head out again for dinner and walking around. Merida puts on great and free Mayan or Mexican dancing and/or singing almost every evening attended by large numbers of locals and visiting Mexicans, many of whom know all the tunes. Fascinating not just for the cultural exposition but also for people watching.

We found many good cafes and restaurants - our favourite daytime cafes included our 'local' Latte 47 (for its chic western-style atmosphere, food and drinks), Cafe Habana for its film-set type 'scene', Hotel Caribe in Plaza Hidalgo for the best freshly squeezed orange juice in Merida, and Cafe Montejo in Santiago (for its charming staff, courtyard setting and amazing crushed ice frappes). Our favourite Mexican restaurants were La Chaya Maya, Apoala and the inventive Rosa Sur 32, all in/around Parque de Santa Lucia, about 15 mins walk. For a change of cuisine we liked Oliva Enoteca (excellent Italian, a couple of blocks from the house), Botella Verde (delicious tapas in a charming garden setting, also close by), and Papuana (good Peruvian, same side of Parque de Santa Lucia as La Chaya Maya).

Thank you Barbara and friends. And also many thanks to their excellent local property managers, Mirza and Erich, who were always on hand, and speedily and very graciously fixed a couple of minor maintenance issues with minimum fuss and inconvenience.

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anthea, Thanks so much for your lovely review of our Casa. We love your description of our house as a calm haven - that's just the feeling we were going for! We share your love of those lazy, lengthy siestas after an afternoon exploring Merida's many charms. We loved having you stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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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....


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$63.79
Pet Fee AU$95.69
Damage Deposit AU$318.95

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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