Casa de Ambar - outstanding property in Santiago, in the Historic Center of Merida!
(Property is no longer operated as a B&B)
From a very quiet street in the heart of Centro Historico you are welcomed inside this tastefully, recently renovated home, where you will be greeted by an unexpected array of colors, open spaces and the view of a tropical garden.
The dining room with an antique oval table, seats 6 and is connected through an open archway to a fully equipped kitchen with a double door American style fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blender and other useful appliances.
After cooking your gourmet meal, you will feel like spending time outdoors as the kitchen opens onto the magnificent, six meters (18 feet) high terrace (with 4 more dining chairs) and a view of the swimming pool and tropical garden, surrounded by high stone walls for complete privacy.
The always shaded, colonial style terrace, equipped with 2 hammocks, located at the back of the garden is a perfect place for siesta.
The soothing sound of water cascading down the stones provides a completely relaxing atmosphere.
The interior of the house provides equal comfort, with fans in each room and two interior gardens that always bring a fresh breeze of air, something essential in a tropical climate.
The three spacious bedrooms have large windows, a very unusual feature, rarely found in colonial houses. All three bedrooms have a remote controlled air conditioning unit.
Every bedroom has its own large bathroom equipped with a shower.
Another unique feature of this house is the garage; a great convenience, although there is also plenty of room for parking on the one way street.
Finally, no need to worry about your laundry as the house has its own laundry room equipped with a new European compact washing machine.
Casa de Ambar is located in one of the oldest parts of Merida, only 4 blocks from Santiago Park, where you will find a 17th century Church and surrounding park with its old, stone fountain.
At the local marketplace you can purchase all your fresh fruits and vegetables and enjoy the live band music and dancing every Tuesday night.
There is also and IKA supermarket, for all your daily needs, a Pharmacy and plenty of food vendors serving authentic Yucatecan cuisine.
Within six blocks, or ten minutes walking distance, is Merida's Main Square (Plaza Grande) with its famous Cathedral, Municipal Palace and the museums, galleries, fine restaurants, theatres, shopping, nightlife and Yucatecan dances being performed every weekend.
The white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are only 30 minutes away.
Merida, the capital of Yucatan, is a thriving metropolis where the mix of Spanish colonial and Mayan culture is a constant source of wonder and delight. It is also the safest city in Mexico.
To make the stay more enjoyable the house is managed by 'Gone South' professional property management. They will provide a valuable source of information for any travel related questions (insider city tips, lodging for extra guests, medical referral questions, etc.).
We hope you enjoy your time at Casa de Ambar and we welcome your suggestions to make your stay even more satisfying.
We care about our guests and welcome you as returning customers.
There are two 18 hole golf courses just north of the City at Club de Golf at La Ceiba and the Jack Nicklaus designed course at the Yucatan Country Club.
For further inquiry please email the owner.
Once you fall in love with Merida, you'll want to return again and again.
Casa de Ambar is a family owned property.
We rented the house for a week in June, and it was a delight. The house has been recently renovated and is in perfect condition. The pool was absolutely gorgeous. The description of the house and the photos on the Airbnb website are very accurate. This was our first time renting through Airbnb, and it went very smoothly. The owner is very friendly, giving us inside information on the places to visit and local resturants in Merida and surroundings by email from Montréal. The management staff on site was friendly and helpful as well. Overall this was a very positive experience and we certainly give the house our highest recommendations.
“After having spent a considerable amount of time in the beautiful city of Merida and at the beaches of the Yucatan over 10 years we made the decision to purchase this wonderful home in May of 2014 due to it's unique design, beautiful gardens, large swimming pool and it's proximity to everything Merida has to offer.”
Merida is a city full of music and dances, known for its many free concerts in the squares of the Historical Center. The bus tour will show you French and Spanish architecture and all the attractions of the city including its famous Avenida Paseo de Montejo, known as Champs-Elysee of Merida. The beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico are only a short drive away, where a meal at one of the beach side seafood restaurants is a must. Nature lovers can visit the flamingo reserve at Celestun. Other great attractions are underground caves, known as cenotes, where you can swim in crystal clear, warm water. Merida is a central location for exploring Mayan archeological sites. Delight in visiting Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam, and many smaller gems, such as Dzibichaltun, Kabah, Labna, Sayil and Xlapak.
Two 18 hole golf courses within a 30 minute drive: Club de Golf at La Ceiba and the Yucatan Country Club
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My Standard Rate
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Nightly Rate: $125 - $150
Weekly Rate: $750 - $850
Monthly Rate: $1700-$1800
All rates in US dollars.
• Hot water gas heating costs
• Usage of a filtered swimming pool
• 80 Channels 42" Plasma TV
• Wireless Internet throughout entire property
• Linenes & Basic Toiletries.
* Electricity is not included. Meter read upon arrival a
“The location in the Historic Center of Merida makes this home with it's open floor plan, large rooms, large swimming pool and gorgeous gardens a wonderful and comfortable place to spend your vacation or extended business trip.”