House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps
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Great stay in classic home
Wonderful surroundings for those who appreciate old-world charm - Neil, the Agent, is charming and most considerate and Chris, the owner, is a delight when in residence.
Beautiful historic home in great location
We loved staying in this historic home. The location was perfect, as it was close to all the parks and so many restaurants. It was very hot while we were in Merida so the pool was a great place to relax. We actually took time to read several books from the well stocked book shelves. We choose to eat out, but noticed that the kitchen was very well stocked. The property manager, Neil, was very gracious and helpful. He picked us up at the airport, helped us get settled in, and gave us great recommendations for restaurants and things to do in the area. We hope to come back to Merida in the future and would love to stay here again.
Peaceful,beautiful,memorable,one-of -a -kind house
We stayed in Canton Mansion last year and we were so impressed with virtually everything about our stay that we vowed to stay here again ,this time much longer.
So this year we stayed full three weeks ,and loved every minute of it.
It's the type of the place you just do not want to leave.Merida is a stunning city ,full of cultural events and good restaurants,and still we spent most of our time here this time inside of the house ,enjoying the cool and unusual pool ,the shady patio around it ,reading in the hammock ,the large library not only of books ,but also of movies ,the two spectacular inner patios,well equipped kitchen ,humongous stylish bedrooms,stylish dining room like from a good Italian museum.
And this time we were lucky and Chris Collins Lee was in residence in Merida ,so we could enjoy the classical music of his string quartet when they were practicing in the music room.Needless to say ,we met Chris in person ,and enjoyed three symphony orchestra concerts where Chris plays the first violin,in Merida theather and concert hall 5 minutes away.
Like during our first stay last year ,this year all was impeccable, made possible by Neil,the house manager ,although I would rather call him mayordomo,to stress his excellent service, and of course ,the overall spirit of the entire fine stay.
We would grant 6 stars ,if it only was possible .
Next year we are coming again ,again for 3-4 weeks stay.
Andrew from Fort Myers,FL,USA
it was a pleasure to have you and Noriko stay again at Canton Mansion - thanks for the great review and description of the house, being able to hear the string quartet rehearse is the perfect accompaniment to the wonderful classical architecture of this house.
I look forward to seeing you again next time.
Heaven on Earth
How fortunate I feel to have had the opportunity to stay in The Canton Mansion. There is a feeling to this place that is so calming. When I first arrived I felt like a Princess, due to the castle like feeling. The building is grand. Tall ceilings, courtyards, private walled pool with pillars, flowering vines, palm trees. The library an oasis to listen to music and read. A gentle breeze blew in our bedroom all night as we slept so comfortably. How nice to be able to dine under the stars or watch the rain pour inside on the courtyard as you are preparing dinner. What a wonderful treat to hear Chris practicing his music...it draws you to it. He is a very kind host! Although we searched and visited other homes to rent in the area, I knew immediately when I stepped into the Mansion that I had found our place. Without a doubt my husband felt the same. We have booked for the next two years and I cannot wait to come back. My experience here has been one of a lifetime and I feel blessed.
Our most unique,comfortable and pleasant stay
We were met in the house on time by Neil ,the property manager.He explained all the house details to us .The house is very spacious,very clean ,and full of unforgettable character.You are staying in a grand ,historical house,and yet you have all the modern comforts you are used to.The ceilings are very high and the walls are extremely massive ,which keeps the whole house cool even on the hottest days.Merida is a noisy city ,and yet you can not hear the outside noise anywhere inside of the house.The library in the living room has a selection and diversification of books that will keep you reading for months ,if you choose to.Internet is strong and fast in the entire house ,including the backyard patio.And yet ,when we looked around , we often had an impression that we found ourselves in the beginning of the XX century.Unforgettable feeling, we are still talking about.I spent quite a lot of time in the hammock by the swimming pool in the back patio(there are two more atmospheric and cool inner patios,full of plants).The back patio is like a tropical garden,with colorful flowers ,palm trees and shade from a huge bougainvilla.We had our breakfasts there ,or in the patio off the very large and very well equipped kitchen.There a plenty of restaurants within 3 blocks of the house ,and two large supermarkets within 5 blocks.Once a week the maid cleaned entire house ,and the gardener cleaned the patios and the pool.
Neil ,the manager was very responsive ,and to contact him was even easier by the cell phone in the house ,which he graciously loaded with additional minutes on our arrival ,just in case.
Overall:on our next trip to Merida we are staying in Mansion Canton again.
Thank you Andrew & Noriko for a great review full of details of this amazing house, it was a real pleasure to have you stay there and we look forward to seeing you again!
Canton Mansion exceeded my expectations. Neil, the property manager, answered all my questions, took me to the airport, and we even went on some mini excursions in the Yucatan. Chris, the owner, was extremely gracious and kind. The house is very large and from another time period. I'm grateful to both Chris and Neil for making this such a memorable experience for me.