House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
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Great Place in Great Spot!
Stayed here with wife and 10-year-old son for two weeks and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Very nice house with lots of room and within walking distance of almost everything you'd want to do and anywhere you'd want to eat. Would definitely book again!
Central to restaurants and shops
This beautiful home sits a few blocks from the main square — close enough to excellent restaurants (our three favorites, Lo Que Hay, La Cubanita, and Dadaumpa) yet far from the bustle of commerce. We were also within walking distance of multiple bakeries and enjoyed having warm, soft, fresh bread for breakfast each day, with a side of mangoes, papayas, and dragon fruit from the nearby fruit market. As visitors to this beautiful city, this central location made the stay pleasant and convenient. The two AC units also helped a great deal for afternoon naps. We would stay here again!
Beautiful central location for getting to know Mérida!
Very well equipped rental and obviously at the right price. Lots of space and within walking distance of all sights and activities in the center of Mérida.
Beautiful Stay in Casa Claire
Casa Claire gave me the experience I wanted: living in El Centro like a local.
Perfectly located just blocks from Plaza Gran and Parque de Santa Lucia.
Two of the bedrooms provided AC units which you will need in you plan to visit from during the summer.
Neil, the property manager, was extremely attentive and quickly answered/resolved any of my requests during my stay.
The maid service provided by Ester was superb, she is the sweetest and hardest working maid I have met.
You cannot beat the price and the location!!!
Charming, comfortable, & conveniently central.
My husband & I spent a truly content 6 weeks here: 31Jan-14Mar 2018. Casa Claire is well-stocked with everything one might need, & more. The 2 bedrooms, each with AC & en suite bath, are at opposite ends of the house. Ideal for two couples, affording each privacy. There is also sleeping for 2 more in the mezzanine. Total of 13 ceiling fans throughout.
We had no problem with mosquitoes at this particular time. However, I used the net to scoop out occasional larvae in the fountain whenever I noticed any. Also no problem with cockroaches. (It goes without saying: all drains covered after use, kitchen floor & counters kept clean, and no food left out.)
Enjoyed having plants to tend & 2 rooftop cats to feed. Soon learnt to put out dry food - upstairs landing & merely one serving - only when I saw a cat otherwise birds will gobble it up within minutes!
Property manager Neil ideally suited to his role: attentive, pleasant & very helpful. Do consult the green binder he supplied: pointers about staying at CC. Cleaning lady Ester a gem.
Recommendation: pick up a free copy of the monthly publication YUCATAN TODAY at the office in the green Governor's Palace on Plaza Grande. They have many informative posts on the web as well, some about activities one might otherwise not have been aware of. Eg. visit to a hacienda still producing sisal; hammocks still being made by hand in the traditional way; a Mayan cemetery (option of a free guided tour 8pm on Wednesdays) etc. etc. On Saturdays - aft &/or eve - splendid weddings of the very well to do take place in the historic churches of Merida. Quite something to behold. The Santa Ana barrio is worth a visit (eg. several art galleries) & from there a stroll along Paseo de Montejo featuring palacios of the sisal barons of yore. On Sundays the paseo is closed to cars until noon & one can instead rent a bicycle to explore its length.
Highly recommended: Tue mornings house tour offered by the Merida English Library (close by), 250pesos pp. Every week a different set of 3 homes are featured, all within walking distance. The half hour talk beforehand is splendid also.
The very popular Ik Kil cenote is often on tours which combine it with a visit to Chichen Itza beforehand. Read: busloads of tourists descend on the cenote. Not fun. We opted for a tour which combined the 3 cenotes of Santa Barbara at Homun, followed by lunch. Both were quite satisfactory.
We departed Casa Claire with heavy hearts. Hope you do too!
Thank you Linda for leaving a detailed and useful review, I'm glad you and Radko enjoyed your stay. There is usually dry cat food at the house for those who wish to feed the rooftop cats, but it is not compulsory!
Nice casa in the center
We stayed nine nights in the casa and enjoyed it very much. It is located in the historic center and very close to the plaza, restaurants and shops. Don't miss the juice bar Pola in the street 55 just around the corner.
The commnication with Neil was very good and fast and he had very good recommendations for us - for restaurants or a cenote in the surrounding.
The only thing you have to know: it is very hot in Merida in July.
Thanks for the review Elke, I'm glad you and Wolfgang enjoyed your stay at Casa Claire. Indeed it does get quite hot in Merida in the summer (a good thing two of the bedrooms are air-conditioned). Pola that you recommended for juices also make excellent ice cream, a great place to stop on your way back from dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in Santa Lucia square!