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Casa hacienda Itzimna

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Space 3,638 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Casa hacienda-style 5 bedrooms 5.5 Baths 12 Sleeps private pool

Large and comfortable Hacienda-style furnished house in a very private large lot enclosed by high stone walls. Located in a quiet street on the edge of the historic center, in one of the most beautiful colonial neighborhoods of the city, just one block from the famous Parque de Itzimná. Buses stop every 15 minutes at the door of the house and take you directly down town.

The property has been remodeled: kitchen, bathrooms, electrical and plumbing installations, wooden doors and windows with protective bars and mosquito screens. Besides the three main bedrooms, each with bathroom, closet and air conditioning, there are also two independent rooms in the garden with bathrooms and air conditioning. All bedrooms have access to the pool or private patio.

More Details

Owner
Bertrand Lecocq
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is a classic Mexican hacienda in its look and design. Great location in the Itzimna barrio, close to downtown yet near shopping and recreation. Plenty of rooms for visitors with a separate 2 bedrooms casita near the pool area. House has a very nice and unusual 12 meter lap pool with excellent pump and filter mechanics. Very secure neighborhood.
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Centro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3638 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes:
The main house is very spacious : living room, dining room, kitchen, courtyard, office and laundry room in the garden. You will love the quality decor of the house : Hispanic-Moorish arches, carved stone columns , wooden beams overhead, Talavera ceramic tiles and antique wooden furniture, ... The beauty of the gardens with tropical trees and plants, perfectly complements the architectural harmony of the house. An irrigation facility connected to a well allows the plants to be watered. The property is secured by an electric gate, high stone walls around the gardens, and the adjacent garage offers enough up to 5 cars, 2 of which under cover. The pool is of Mexican design and enchants young and old alike. Its size (11x2,5m/3x2,5m) allows you to exercise, or just to enjoy a relaxing drink with friends... Location: Merida (Itzimná) Lot Size: 834 m2 Building Size: 338 m2 Bedrooms: 3+2 Bathrooms: 5.5 Parking: up to 5 cars Cable TV and wireless internet.

Reviews

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Casa hacienda Itzimna
average rating of 4.714286 based on 15 reviews
5

Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

Overall better than advertised...nicer and larger than it appears in the photos.

As soon as we booked it, the owner contacted us and provided a very detailed house manual that addressed every possible item or question about the property. He was also very responsive to queries and stayed in touch until our travel date.

Our flight was delayed and after an issue at the car rental, we did not arrived to the house until well after 10 PM. The owner’s brother in law was there patiently waiting for us and provided a very detailed walkthrough of the property and answered any query we had. He even had a refreshing welcome gift that was definitely enjoyed by all adults after a long day of traveling - very nice touch!

We were a family of 10 with ages ranging from 12 to 76 and there was plenty of sleeping and common areas that allowed everybody to enjoy private or family time. The kitchen was nicely stocked and plenty of seating areas. The 1/2 bath was a huge plus in the common area in addition to each of the 5 rooms having their own private baths. My 12 yr old loved the pool and looked forward to it every afternoon to cool off while the rest of us were exhausted after a full day of exploring.

The house felt really safe and secure and we loved the remote gate for easy access.

Their location was superb less than 10 minutes from the historic district and even closer to Paseo Montejo. And the location provided easy access to day trip destinations. There is a Walmart within 5 minutes. Plenty of eateries, bakeries and convenience stores within 5 minutes walking. Our favorite was the small eatery right in front of the hacienda...the only negative was that they are only open during the week...we sure missed them on weekends.

It was a wonderful week stay and we were sad to leave...the owner’s family definitely made us feel welcomed and stayed in contact throughout.

We are definitely recommending Casa Hacienda Itzimna to all of our friends and not doubt book it for our next visit to Merida and the Yucatan Peninsula.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mil gracias Rafael, Sin broma, te invito unos dias gratis en la casa cuando quieras ! Solo te cobraria los gastos... Maru y Alex van a estar muy felices de tu excelente comentario. Saludos, Bertrand
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We do not consider this a vacation rental!

  • 2 of 5

Read the owners lease agreement carefully before you send your deposit. After spending two months here we do NOT consider this a vacation rental. Pros; Itzimna is a wonderful, safe colonia section of town. Bakery, coffee shop, bus and convince store all close by. We asked the owner to supply us with a gas grill and he was generous and kind enough to have one when we arrived. Cons; This could be a magnificent place but it is so poorly maintained we had problems almost daily. The linen and towel were clean but worn, ill fitting, some dry rotted, and stained. The pool pump had a faulty electrical problem and a tech had to be called in. (did these people know they had renters arriving?) We find drinking water is not supplied. Gas grill blew up because they disconnected the factory hose and regulator and incorrectly installed their own. Kept running out of cooking and hot water gas. A leaky toilet whose supply is HOT water was that problem. Part of the pool screened roof was so completely blocked it took three gardeners an hour to clean. (did they know someone was coming to rent?) Water heater blew up. Three days without hot showers or gas to cook with. Electric went off during the night. We could go on and on and on. The point is we are on VACATION and do not want to wait all day for the cleaning lady, gardeners, service techs, pool men, gas delivery, water delivery and after waiting don't show up. The owners reply to this is that his brother-in law, I quote "Alex does his best to help you, but he works a lot and I can not ask him for extra services indefinitely." end quote. Of course we have the above documented upon request. A professional management company would and could turn this place into what it should be.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We perfectly acknowledge that there had been a few technical issues during the first few days of this two month rental. These problems were taken into consideration and dealt with very quickly. However, I am rather surprised by the tone of this public comment despite all our efforts to satisfy the demands of Mr Carl D. Seeing as he wished to make his feelings public, I will use my right to also publicly respond, as this is the first time in ten years of renting property that I have had to deal with such a demanding and discourteous individual. Before the arrival, the future tenant requested that we buy a gas barbecue. We of course obliged, with pleasure. After his arrival, Mr Carl D. demanded a cleaning lady once a week, although this was not in the conditions of the contract as it is a long term rental. We accepted his request as compensation for the electrical issues described above. He then requested that we supply mineral water bottles free of charge, and what’s more, insisted on several occasions that my brother-in-law order them by phone, instead of just going to the store 200 metres away and buying them. To sum up, the tenants benefitted from this rental, with all charges covered (water, electricity, gas, swimming pool maintenance products), with a gardening service every two weeks and a cleaning lady once a week (as a courtesy), at a beneficial price for a long term rental (50% reduction). But clearly, that wasn’t sufficient for our dear guests. What is clearly the most disappointing for us is the condescending and rude manner in which Mr Carl D. addressed my brother-in-law, sending him messages without the remotest sense of politeness and with unruly authority. He would insist that my brother-in-law come and deal with issues at any moment of the day (whereas he lives 30 minutes away) and once even in the middle of the night, at 3am. The reason was because the water pump was working intermittently, and all that had to be done was to turn it off (as explained by my brother-in-law when he got there and in the house guide in English)! I can’t help wondering whether our guest was confusing our rental with a 5 star hotel with room service. Or perhaps the guest was confusing our desire to satisfy his needs with a domestic servant at his beck and call 24/7… Fortunately for us, the many positive comments that we have had from holiday makers truly reflects their immense satisfaction that they have procured after staying in this beautiful house.
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4

Wonderful vacation home!

  • 4 of 5

This home in the Itzimná neighborhood of Mérida, Mexico is delightful. Each of 5 bedrooms has its own bathroom, and the common areas provided wonderful spaces to gather and socialize. The house, yard, and pool were clean and the owners were wonderful and responsive. We enjoyed being outside of Centro Mérida, but all activities are accessible by bus and car. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect New Year Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for an accommodation in Merida for a group of two families with two kids and we bumped into the Casa Hacienda Itzimna' announcement. What a lucky finding !

The house is a beautiful, charming, hacienda style home in an elegant and well served colonial neighborhood, only 10 minutes from the historic city center. From the swimming pool and the hammocks, to a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer available and a perfectly working wi-fi, everything was as described.

The whole renting process was a breeze : the owner answered immediately and was always clear and helpful. When we arrived, we had an excellent reception by the owners' family : they illustrated us the house in every detail and cleared every doubt we might have had. A handful "instruction manual", including several useful phone numbers and tips comes with the house - a really appreciated detail !

During our stay we had no hitch whatsoever, but, notwithstanding, we always benefited from the attentive and lovely assistance of the owners' family who provided us with great tips on Merida and its surroundings and helped us make our vacation unforgettable.

We are definitely going to recommended Casa Hacienda Itzimna’ to those people I know might be interested in visiting Yucatan and we are looking forward to coming back ourselves, sooner or later !

Lucia BARTOCCI

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Authentic, private, spacious and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful stay in this traditional hacienda. It was spacious enough for the 4 small families in our party and still entertain the extended family we were visiting while in Merida while still providing privacy. The neighborhood was lovely and it wonderful being able to walk to the Panaderia for fresh bread in the mornings or the fruit stand. The house had all everything we needed to make our trip pleasant and comfortable. We especially loved all the hamacas available and having a washer and dryer available particularly with small children in our group. The owner and his family were phenomenal. Very pleasant and accommodating. Bertrand bought a pack n play for us since we had an infant in our group as well. If something wasn't working they were quick to respond. If I ever moved to Merida this is just the kind of house I would love to have. We would love renting this home the next time we are visiting. Thank you Bertrand family for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent, Spacious & Great location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property. The rental is much better than what the pictures show. I was surprised by how big the property was. We were 6 guests and there was ample space for everybody. We did not even use the 2 Casitas.

The owner and his site representative are great people to deal with. They went out of their way to make our stay exceptional.

It was refreshing to deal with trustworthy people. I will recommend this property to any friend. I will definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

When we talk of exploring Yucatan, Merida is the starting point to get to know all the routes of the Mayan world. For 500 years Merida forged its vocation of great metropolis and departure point for the exploration of Yucatan. Founded on the Mayan city of Tho, after being colonized during the conquest it became the city of the Spanish government.

Currently, with its museums, parks, markets and outdoors cafés, Merida is a fascinating and cosmopolitan place, with its more than 900.000 inhabitants, mostly descendants of the Spanish and the Mayas.

Merida lives a great cultural celebration every day of the year. The thousands of visitors from all over the world become spectators of its intense daily reality. Thus, any day you visit the city, a show will be waiting for you in the Historic City Center.

Throughout Paseo and Prolongación Montejo one can find restaurants, hotels, bars, cafés, banks and businesses, with all the services to give the visitor a pleasant stay.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $70.62
Refundable damage deposit $588.51

Weekly Rate: € 850 - € 1150 (depending on the season)
Christmas and new year : € 1450 (weekly)

Monthly Rate: € 1600 - € 2400 (depending on the rental duration)
December : € 2850 (monthly)

1-3 monthes : € 2400
4-6 monthes : € 2100
7-12 monthes : € 1800
12-24 monthes : € 1600

Rates are based on 6 adults. Add € 10.00 per night for each additional adult (weekly rate) or € 5.00 for each additional adult (monthly rate)

Additional cleaning fee : € 10.00 for each adult
Refundable damage and electricity deposit : 50% of the total rent (weekly rent), € 1500 (1-3 monthes), € 2000 (4-6 monthes), € 2500 (7-9 monthes), € 3000 (10-12 monthes)

Terms of reservation and payment :
Deposit : to pay at booking by Paypal (not refunded in case of cancellation by the tenant)
Rent : 100% at check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund