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Walk to Everything Colonial Home in the Historic Centro

Bedrooms 2
Space 130 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Casa La Barenda is located in the heart of Merida’s centro historico, walking distance to restaurants, local markets, plaza's, museums, shops, theaters, and all the exciting activities that go on in the Plaza Grande. And it’s only fifteen minutes from Merida’s international airport!

Travelers to Merida will discover a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that retains much of its French and Spanish colonial charm… and Casa La Barenda is right in the middle of one of the most charming historic districts, Santiago.

The casa has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a plunge pool, kitchen, and large dining and living areas and a comfortable indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Casa La Barenda makes a terrific base to explore Mayan ruins, Cenotes, Caves, Haciendas, Colonial Churches, Bird sanctuaries, Fishing villages and the soft white sand Beaches nearby.

Its high adventure in Yucatan -- if you want it to be -- and you certainly won't be lacking in things to do...even if it’s nothing!

We hope you'll find time to relax and decompress around the casa too. Fall asleep in comfy handmade hammocks - warm your bones or do yoga at the rooftop lounge while enjoying seasonal breezes and city views. Crack open a beer, or blend up a Margarita and chill away around the plunge pool terrace. Reflect on the day and let the charms of Merida sink in. Casa La Barenda and Merida awaits you!

Your personal assistant is available for any additional services like pre-arrival shopping to stock the fridge, tours, massage...please just ask.

Keywords: Vacation Rental Home, Yucatan, Merida, Mayan, Colonial Home

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Centro, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , vanity and sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity and sink
  • Walk-in showers with seating amenities. Note city-wide plumbing is sensitive in Merida all homes in centro require paper disposal separately.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Two Queen size Beds. Sitting areas, ample closet space, en-suite bathrooms. AIR MATTRESS AVAILABLE: Great to use at the rooftop pergola for a terrific outdoor experience! $50.00us set up/take down fee. Visiting guest use charge of $9us per night.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Enjoy city views from rooftop lounge area and Pergola. Be sure to ask about amenities not shown that you would like to have at additional charge: Local management can Our local English-speaking management can assist with anything--stock the fridge with your favorites, provide local cell phones, in-house cooking, food delivery, massage, tours, taxi's, insider tips, etc. Please note that electricity use is not included in your rental rates. Please also find us at:


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(33 traveler reviews)

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Walk to Everything Colonial Home in the Historic Centro
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 35 reviews

100% All the Way

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely casa. From arrival to departure everything was perfect. Management staff was warm, welcoming, and went out of their way. Thank you for a memorable visit.

  • Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to have so many guests appreciate the efforts involved by so many people working together with heart-felt pride to deliver the best possible experience. We like to make sure your stay is personal and memorable. Thank you! This just in...a French Bistro has opened steps from the casa where you can enjoy morning latte's, croissant's and other fine pastries.
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Interesting experience.

  • 3 of 5

We liked the space. We managed in the kitchen fairly well. Good knives!! Colors wonderful. The roof lounging space however needs sun cover.

The washer needs a dryer. Humidity too high to depend on nature.

We had cold showers for 3days before that got straightened. Then the plumbing in second bedroom needs attention. There must be leakage in walls as it’s got mildew odor in there. Not good for ones health.

The main bedroom bathroom needs better design for shower. Looks good but function off. Floor soaked after shower. Hence needed to wash towels and found dryer would make life better.

The basic idea of house great but too many major issues to deal with. Would not likely rent again.

Pepe and rental people lovely.

  • Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh, we don't know if these guests actually stayed with us! It makes us think though that Merida does have regional differences to other places on the planet that most guests love--others not so much. One of them is plumbing. It's a city-wide given in Merida that plumbing is sensitive and requires paper disposal separately. Another is value-- 2 adults can stay in a spacious home for the equivalent price of a room in a hotel. Come to think of it, that's just about it. We hope you'll find your way here, as most come for the endless possibilities in exploration, history and culture. And we find too, that more people come to stay from around the world for the lifestyle, and for the gentle and friendly nature of the people.
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Very nice and cozy Colonial Home in the Heart of Merida

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week during New Years. Tim's Home was very nice. It has been restored/remodeled with very good taste. The living room is very nice and spacious as is the master bedroom. The second bedroom was also very nice and cozy. The roof terrace was a really great place to spend our evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped, except for an oven, but it has a very spacious toaster oven. It was perfect so that we could cook breakfast and also several dinners. There is also a nice covered patio with an adjacent dipping pool to cool off.

The location of the house is within walking distance to pretty much everything in the center of Merida. There are several parks near by where you can dine out or just have a drink and listen to music (some nights live). The main cathedral is a few blocks away as well as many other important buildings. There are loads of restaurants with many types of cuisine.

Tim was as very good host and I definitely recommend his home!

  • Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was sparious and the outdoor courtyard with a pool was delightful.

  • 4 of 5

It was in a great location. We could walk to the market, the park and lots of restaurants.

There was a convenience store right across the street that sold just about everything. My only complaints were that the house could have used better lighting in the kitchen and dining room. Also it was on a busy street, and sometimes the traffic was rather loud.. if you are rented for a short time you might not have the need for a clothes dryer, but we were there for a month and it would have been have one. The management company was super nice and responded quickly when ever I needed something.

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Guests love Casa La Barenda's walkable location to everything! Traveler's that prefer quiet destinations would do well to consider that Merida is a lively city with the typical city noises. Washing clothes is a snap at the casa, but with the supporting climate many prefer to air-dry clothes.
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Place really nice but full of palmetto bugs

  • 3 of 5

Place is nice but had lots of huge palmetto bugs

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the casa. As in any tropical climate, these harmless bugs can be part of your experience. The casa is treated before all guest arrivals and any subsequent outbreaks are random, rare and easily addressed. It's very important to us that you fully enjoy your stay and immediately report any issues of concern.
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A Beautiful Haven in Merida

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casa La Berendera!

For four of us the house proved spacious, comfortable, and deeply pleasing aesthetically, with great colors, statuary, and decorative touches. We had some delightful evening hours on the roof-top terrace, and enjoyed the dipping pool as a great way to cool off from 90+ daytime temperatures. We never needed to use the AC (which will cost you some $$'s for electricity. The beds (and hammocks!) were really excellent.

From the house, a well-lit walk of 4 or 5 blocks gets you into the lively heart of charming downtown Merida, and made an easy jumping-off point for exploring other areas of the amazing northern Yucatan. When one of our party needed to stay several hours beyond check-out time until her flight out, Tim was extremely generous and accommodating, for which we are very grateful. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tim Ghirardelli
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

About Tim Ghirardelli

I am a fourth generation Californian, traveler based in the San Francisco, Bay Area. I’m fascinated by ancient advanced cultures worldwide where from Sumerian tablets to Atlantian myths and Mayan ruins—Yucatan plays a contributing role. While visiting Merida for the first time in 2003, I was hooked and came back to discover even more...

Tim Ghirardelli purchased this house in 2005

Why Tim Ghirardelli chose Centro

It's always a pleasure to see the ever-evolving food, art, music, people and cultural scene--there is so much here to experience. You can feel the history and explore the many fascinating Archeological and natural wonders nearby. Casa La Barenda is an easy day-trip from many areas on the planet, yet it's a world away! Being able to walk to everything in the centro historico and only fifteen minutes from Merida’s international airport makes it a snap to go.

What makes this house unique

Guests love the walk-to-everything lifestyle and the relaxing feel of the home with comfortable furniture and colonial features decorated with a blend of antiques and local artwork. You'll decompress here in no time with the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Chill around the plunge pool, warm your bones at the rooftop lounge and gently swing away in hand made hammocks. The casa feels good and travelers and friends think enough to return. Hopefully Casa La Barenda and Merida surrounds will bring a smile and pleasure to your stay too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I’m so glad there were no vacancies in the local hotels. We had everything we needed and then some! Very clean and worth every penny. We kept saying how happy we were to find it!
Mar 2012
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Car: not necessary

Casa La Barenda is close to Mayan Archaeological sites, Museums, Restaurants, Art Galleries, Music, Theaters, Colonial Churches, Forts, Plantations, Haciendas, Bird Sanctuaries, Cenotes, Caves, beaches and more.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Centro, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Spring
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Summer
Apr 8 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$125.58
Damage Deposit C$376.74

CHECK IN: The house is available for check in after 3pm. Check out is 11am. Depending on the availability of the home, I am happy to accommodate an early check-in.

REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT: Assuming no damages, your deposit will be returned to you at the end of your stay, minus a charge for electricity used during your stay (meter is checked on arrival/departure). For stays of longer than one month the refundable security deposit is 500 US dollars. For stays longer than three months, the first and last months rent will also be due in advance.

ELECTRICITY: Guests will be charged for electricity usage. This is standard practice in Yucatan and is based on actual consumption. The meter at check in and on departure and the cost will be deducted from your deposit.

SERVICES: Complimentary housekeeping, pool and gardening service are included for all reservations. (1 service every 7 days).

SMOKING: Smoking is permitted but not inside the home or bedrooms please.

OCCUPANCY: The house is rented on the basis of the people listed on the agreement up to a maximum of 4. No extra overnight guests are allowed without the permission of the owner. The house is not designed to accommodate more than 4.

PARTIES: Absolutely no parties are permitted in the house.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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