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Tranquil Tropical Oasis in Historic Center

Tranquil Tropical Oasis in Historic Center

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 17, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps/Swimming Pool

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Casa de Ambar is a family owned property.

Speaks:: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jun 2011
  • 1 of 1

11 Reviews

business
Tranquil Tropical Oasis in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7083375
Merida Yucatan
Austin, TX
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
Casa de Ambar is in a great location for exploring Merida and on a quiet street - which can be very important in a city as busy as Merida. Rosalinda, the house manager, was wonderful and waited for us even though our flight was delayed 3 hours. She was very helpful during our two week stay. The house is well appointed and comfortable and the pool/garden area is very soothing. The location is convenient to Centro, though if you plan on venturing outside of Centro, you may want to rent a car - street parking in front of the house is always available and there is a garage as well. Enjoyed our stay - THANK YOU.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you James for a nice review. I am glad you've enjoyed your Merida vacation and tranquility of our place. Thanks for well taking care of our house, which was noticed and complimented by our property manager.
If you ever wish to come back we will be opening a "Bed & Breakfast" in the house on October 15, 2013.
business
Tranquil Tropical Oasis in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7083375
Merida Yucatan
San Francisco, CA, USA
5

Awesome stay in beautiful Merida!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved staying at Casa de Ambar! We were there for a week, and loved the house so much that we ended up staying home often to swim in the pool and enjoy the patio rather than roaming around in the hot sun. While we were a bit nervous about how much electricity would cost for a group of 5 (running air conditioning at night), it turned out to be super affordable. The neighborhood was very safe and close to the centro, so we were able to walk almost everywhere! Rosalinda and Mariusz were very responsive to all questions and concerns. Overall a 5 star experience that I would love to come back to!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica for a lovely review and please thank your friend for posting a hilarious article at groupthink.

I am really happy for you. Come along again when I run my "Bed & Breakfast" starting October 15th, 2013. You will have a choice between first and the last bedrooms (I am taking the one in the center), price is $50/night for a room and I will serve you a free breakfast every morning.

My official website is: merida studiobim ca
ciao and have a great summer in Frisco :)
for Casa de Ambar
Mariusz
business
Tranquil Tropical Oasis in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7083375
Merida Yucatan
Panama City, Florida
5

Enchanting

  • 5 of 5
Staying at Casa de Ambar was absolutely wonderful! We arrived in the evening, greeted by a wonderfully sweet host who spoke only Spanish (this was okay for us though :). To our delight, the house had WIFI! So,we were able to send pictures to our friends while on the trip. The house was just as described, and really we were shocked that it was that beautiful!

What's also great about Casa de Ambar is the location. The home is in a quiet neighborhood located walking distance from Plaza Santiago where you can do all of your shopping and dining. La terminal CAME (the bus station) is walking distance as well. We were able to travel from Merida to Chichen Itza quiet easily, and we also went to Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

I recommend the Yucatan to anyone! The people are so friendly, but you do really need to have some background of Spanish. :)

I can't wait to stay there again!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Tranquil Tropical Oasis in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7083375
Merida Yucatan
Panama City, Florida
5

December Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Staying in Casa de Ambar was absolutely wonderful! Upon arrival, we were greeted by a wonderful host who showed us around the house and explained the amenities to us. We were so happy that that you had WIFI! It saved our life! We have to be plugged into the world.

The home is absolutely as described. It's enchanting, warm, and makes you feel happy immediately! It's also located in a nice, quiet neighborhood in a lovely city.

It is a short walking distance to Plaza Santiago which has everything you need! Also, around the corner is the bus station, la terminal CAME.

I CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK to the Casa de Ambar. :)
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being so nice. It warms our hearts as we strive to making our home welcome to strangers, so they can feel as comfortable as in their own. As Spanish proverb says: "Mi casa es su casa" we are constantly trying to implement a true meaning of it. Thanks to our professional management in Merida our guests are receiving warm welcome and kind hospitality throughout their stay giving them comfort and reassurance as well as safety until the very last day of their vacation.
business
Tranquil Tropical Oasis in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7083375
Merida Yucatan
Panama City, Florida
5

December Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Staying in Casa de Ambar was absolutely wonderful! Upon arrival, we were greeted by a wonderful host who showed us around the house and explained the amenities to us. We were so happy that that you had WIFI! It saved our life! We have to be plugged into the world.

The home is absolutely as described. It's enchanting, warm, and makes you feel happy immediately! It's also located in a nice, quiet neighborhood in a lovely city.

It is a short walking distance to Plaza Santiago which has everything you need! Also, around the corner is the bus station, la terminal CAME.

I CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK to the Casa de Ambar. :)
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Tranquil Tropical Oasis in Historic Center
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7083375
Merida Yucatan
Casper, WY, USA
5

Casa de Ambar

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Casa de Ambar for two weeks along with our four kids. The home was beautiful and very accurately described by Mariusz. Mariusz was extremely accommodating, very helpful, and a great host. The home was well stocked and very comfortable. The pool was perfect and very relaxing after a busy day exploring the fantastic city of Merida. We highly recommend Casa de Ambar to anyone looking for a unique rental in this gorgeous, bustling Mexican city! What a find!

Mariusz, we cannot thank you enough for allowing our family to rent your home. We made the most fantastic family memories on our trip, many of which are centered around your place. We loved Casa de Ambar, the pool, the location, Merida, and the Mexican culture. You have been a pleasure to correspond with, and we truly appreciate your insight and information. We wish you the best in all of your Mexican adventures!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Kyle & Windy,
We appreciate your kind words and are glad to hear that you had a great time on our premises and in Merida, that is such a vibrant city, filled with history, folklore, art and culture - Mayan, Spanish and some French influence. You are welcome to have a deja vous, reminiscing the past and adding more to your last experience.
Thank you once again for submitting your kind review
our best regards
Mariusz & Beata
owners of Casa de Ambar

Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Merida at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Yucatan Country Club at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Progreso at 20 Miles Car: not necessary

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

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$850
$1,800
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $350
  • Cleaning Fee Per Week $25

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Weekly Rate: $750 - $850

Monthly Rate: $1700-$1800


All rates in US dollars.
Rental includes
• 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

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Air Conditioned
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Air Conditioned
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double, Air Conditioned

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • * Sleeps 8 people * 3 spacious bedrooms - two with king size bed and one with two double beds * High quality cotton sheets and towels * Each bedroom has its own bathroom with shower * All bedrooms air conditioned * Dining room with large table and six chairs and 4 on terrace * Comfortable, spacious living room with cable, wireless internet, DVD player and 42' plasma flat screen TV * 2 interior gardens, bringing a fresh current of air into the house * Ceiling fans throughout * 6 m (18 feet) high covered terrace * Second covered terrace with 2 double Mayan hammocks and bamboo sofas * Stone and pasta tile floors * Large, filtered swimming pool with cascading stone waterfall * Outdoor pool shower * Garden with night lights * Ironing board and iron * Fully equipped kitchen additional info * Rent includes pool maintenance and gardener * Smoking only outside * Electricity charged extra based on meter reading on arrival & departure * $25 per week cleaning
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