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Casa Pocito


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Casa Pocito is a restored colonial rowhouse with 18’ high ceilings, thick stone walls and cool tile floors. A Moroccan-inspired pool is the centerpiece of the rear patio. The middle courtyard allows light and air to filter into the interior spaces. Well-known local architect Salvador Reyes Rios originally restored this property in 2000. The current owners and Wisecracker, their design company recently reinvented all of the interior and exterior spaces while respecting the original colonial charm. Systems were upgraded, exterior hardscapes were rethought to improve flow and be more functional. The lines between indoor and outdoors are blurred and become transparent thanks to the openness of the architecture.

They have coined the new name Casa Pocito Redux to define the totally re-imagined design. Many of the furnishings are custom and were designed especially for the house. Artwork, unique textile accents and accessories have been gathered from their travels around the globe. Chunky rustic antique pieces were discovered locally. Modern elements add another unexpected layer. The rooms painted in traditional mineral-based paints are of a palette inspired by nature; lush flora, stone and water. The sum of these elements is a soothing, uncluttered comfortable place that you may find difficult to leave.

Casa Pocito Redux includes plenty of room for entertaining or relaxing in the formal sala, a comedor that seats 8, a center courtyard with a sleek architectural infinity fountain and a sparkling new kitchen. The cocina has polished concrete counters, typical handmade pasta tile, modern stainless steel appliances and an antique armoire for additional storage. It is equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare meals at home if you wish.

There are two air-conditioned bedrooms, including one with an impressive painted 4 poster bed with antique gilt flourishes.The master bedroom overlooks the pool with its wrought iron canopy bed made by a local craftsman. Two modern bathrooms with step-in showers retain their original character with antique tiles. The bedrooms each contain one queen sized bed and have bathrooms adjacent to them. The bedroom suites are located at opposite ends of the house which provides great privacy when two couples are traveling together.

Antique stone walls surround the peaceful rear garden which blooms with bougainvillea, heliconia and flowering banana trees. The centerpiece of this garden is a Moroccan style plunge pool lined with glass mosaic tiles and framed with native stone. The place to refresh, revive and relax.

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About the Owner

Casa del Pocito
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2014

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Coldstream BC Canada

A Stunning Oasis...

  • 5 of 5

A stunning oasis!

Casa Pocito is a stunning oasis in the vibrant city of Merida. This beautiful home far exceeded our expectations and the photos do not do it justice. The property manager met us at the home right on time and gave us all the information needed to make our stay perfect. The home has been completely renovated yet maintains all the charm of a historical Merida home. The attention to detail is incredible. With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, central courtyard and serene pool area, it is the perfect location! After a wonderful day of wandering throughout Merida, Casa Pocito was truly a home away from home. Thank you to the owners for sharing this amazing home. I highly recommend Casa Pocito! We are already planning and looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa Pocito, we look foward to welcoming you back "home" in 2012.
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Activity and Interests

Merida is a Mexico that clings to its past. It embraces intriguing

prehistoric archaeological sites and an ancient history well

displayed in its fine museums. Come and bathe in the light of this

antiquity, climb old stone pyramids or study the elegant

architecture of the colonial mansions, sit in the shady plazas and

listen to marimbas near the domed churches throughout the historic

center of Merida.

Explore the fringes of Merida and discover other layers of the

Yucatan. Easy day trips include the ruins of Chichen Itza, Uxmal and

Dzibilchaltun - each site offers it's own unique view into a

mystical Mayan culture. The uncrowded beaches of Celestun and

Progresso; the beautiful colonial town of Izamal with its egg yoke-

colored buildings; small villages like Ticul, rich with crafts, and

exploring the restored haciendas of Temozon, Xcanatun and Yaxcopoil

are excursions well within a half a tank of petrol from Casa del

Pocito. If the urge to leave your Merida townhouse calls, driving in

any direction from Merida promises to be an adventure.

La Casa del Pocito is well located on one of the less trafficked

streets, two blocks from Parque Santa Ana in the historic center of

Merida (Centro). Colorful local markets, museums, the Zocalo, the

busy cafes and Pasejo Montejo are all just blocks from the house.

Taxis are generally plentiful at the Parque Santa Ana to take you to

more distant places. Day trips to beaches (45 minutes), important

Mayan archaeological sites (1½ – 2 hours) and the restored haciendas

that dot the countryside are easy to organize.

Rates & Availability

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  • 2014 NEW! Rates at Casa Pocito
    LOW Season $160/night with a 3 night minimum. APR 1 - OCT 31
    HIGH Season $200/night with a 3 night minimum. NOV 1 - MAR 31
    HOLIDAYS $1575/week (1 week minimum stay) CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS,
    "7 FOR 6" Promotion. Stay 7 nights for the cost of 6 during LOW season.
Updated: Sep 9, 2014
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Property Type

  • house

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Included with La Casa Pocito 100% cotton linens Bath and pool towels Remote controlled air conditioning in bedrooms and study Ceiling and floor fans Bose Wave radio/CD player Kitchen essential utensils, dishes and glassware All stainless appliances: Frost-free refrigerator, 6 burner range, microwave, toaster over, blender and coffee maker Purified bottled water dispenser Welcome gift and orientation guide and a list of our inside tips and picks in Merida A local property manager to greet guests and available for household emergencies.

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