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Award Winning Luxury in Merida Centro - Casa 64

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The multiple award-winning Casa 64 is ideally located in the Centro Historico of Merida, steps away from the heart of ‘Centro’ - Plaza Grande. With two air conditioned, king bedded master suites and luxurious, modern living space throughout, this is the best place for your next vacation. Explore all that Merida and the surrounding area has to offer and relax in your own luxurious oasis at Casa 64.

Key features:

- Two beautifully spacious king master suites with en-suite baths

- Two covered patios and one sun soaked deck for prime outdoor living

- Modern, well appointed kitchen with Dishwasher (rare in Merida rentals)

- Water filtration/purification system

- Pool

- Indoor/outdoor dining options

- Comfortable indoor living space with modern furniture

- Air conditioned bedrooms

- Flatscreen TV, NETFLIX, HD Cable, DVD

- Wifi throughout

- Full Size Washer/Dryer

- English/Spanish property manager able to assist with local arrangements

- Perfect location to Centro attractions

More details:

Explore Merida and the Yucatan from this sophisticated and contemporary environment - it is truly a luxury.

64 is your own private boutique space - and has been accessorized and furnished accordingly. There is a spectacular pool suite with a movable glass wall, as well as an exceptional master suite with 20 ft high beamed ceilings and reading loft, both with en-suite bathrooms.

This is a light-filled property in the day, and well thought out night-lighting makes for a dramatic evening environment. You can enjoy the sun pool-side, or on the large upper terrace, or enjoy the warmth in the shade in either of two covered terraces.

The well appointed, open-concept kitchen is set up for cooking and opens to the outdoor terrace for al fresco dining and lounging.

For your technology fix there's a flat screen TV and DVD player in the upstairs master (including cable and NETFLIX), wifi internet throughout the house, stereo receiver and cd player in the kitchen with BOSE speakers in the dining room and on the covered patio. The downstairs master has a compact cd player.

Our local english/spanish speaking property manager will be happy to assist renters with arrangements (cars, tours, chef, extra cleaning, airport transfers) and can also arrange to have groceries waiting on your arrival.

64 is a unique balance of colonial and modern architecture located in the UNESCO-protected historic centre (Centro Historico) of Merida, and is ideally situated just four blocks from Parque Santa Lucia and from the main square.

The architect has retained the Colonial facade, and created a modern and contemporary interior. The tilework is an example of how the architect has created a modern property which still references its historical and contextual background - the tilework on the living room and master suite floors, and the kitchen backsplash is a traditional Yucatecan design which has been modified and updated so that it is a simpler two-tone design.

Henry Ponce won the Architectural Digest Award for 'Icons of Design' for Casa 64. Henry is well-known for his ability in blending colonial and contemporary styles. The video attached to this listing shows the flow of the house (note the furniture has changed since this video was shot).

Please send along any question you may have!

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Peter Curry
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Peter Curry

As a couple of Canadians edging toward the dream of retirement, we're always looking for a great warm place in the winter to get away from our busy lives. We love great architecture, design, art and comfortable spaces where we can relax and entertain friends/family.

Peter Curry purchased this house in 2012

Why Peter Curry chose Centro

Merida is authentic Mexico - and this house is at the center of it all. We get to Merida as often as we can and wanted an easy, spectacular rental property we could call our own. This house certainly fits the bill.

Henry Ponce designed this house for himself, not for a client, and won awards for his innovation and execution. Just as we were when we first walked in, guests are equally impressed by his thoughtful design touches and the way the house is furnished and outfitted.

What makes this house unique

The architect, Henry Ponce delivers on the design details. A perfect balance of old colonial and contemporary features blends to an open, airy concept that works! Many houses of Merida are dark but Casa 64 offers open spaces with wide open doors (spare bedroom with a glass wall that completely opens beside the pool!) and multiple covered and uncovered patios.

The two king beds are the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in (I travel a ton and know good/bad beds), the bedrooms are spacious and ensuite are beautifully appointed.

The house is only four blocks from Plaza Grande, Merida's central and largest square. The same distance from Parc Santa Lucia. A couple blocks further and you find yourself in the main market. Its central location means you absolutely don't need a car for your vacation....and yet there is parking right next door if you have a rental car arranged to see the many sites in the surrounding area (cenotes, Mayan ruins, Tulum, Uxmal, Chelum, Progreso...).

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed staying there. We weren't sure we were going to like it after staying in a renovated colonial, but we really did. The design is stunning, and we particularly liked the furniture, which was much more comfortable than what we had in the other house, particularly the beds and pillows. The towels were great too. The fact that there were several outdoor spaces where one could go and read was nice for a group -- we each had our own private space. The outdoor furniture was high quality and there was a lot of it, so we could each have a lounge, couch or chair, which wasn't true in many of the homes we looked at.

Isabel met us and showed us around the house, and we thought she was terrific -- very thorough and action-oriented. Based on our experience at the other property, your property managers were much better.

We visited Chichen Itza very early one morning before the crowds arrived and the kids were lamenting the fact that they couldn't climb the pyramids which we had done many years earlier. We went to Ek Balam which is another group of ruins where you can still climb, and they really enjoyed it. We also went to the cenote that they have on site, which was much more adventuresome than others we've visited in the past. We didn't pay the extra fees, but when we arrived at the cenote itself, the guides allowed everyone to do the Tarzan swing which was a bit of a thrill for we old people
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Centro, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Half Bath - toilet
  • Both en-suite bathrooms have large, modern showers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Main Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • King Beds in both Master Suites
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing


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Award Winning Luxury in Merida Centro - Casa 64
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Love It!

  • 5 of 5

We love the place!! House is perfect, comfortable with everything you need. The location is great close to my favorite part of Centro

  • Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our Merida house

  • 5 of 5

Great central location. Great house with all amenities. Owner thought of everything. Kitchen is particularly well appointed...great for someone who likes to cook. The pool is perfect size. There are lots of s special space to relax, be by the pool or on the upper terrace and even in the entrance area. The AC in the bedrooms is an asset in Merida which can get hot but remarkably rest of the house keeps cool. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C&C - Thanks for taking time for this review. We're so glad you enjoyed the house and your Merida vacation! We'll look forward to having you back.
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It's as stunning as these photos indicate.

  • 5 of 5

Casa 64 exceeded our expectations. Peter, the owner, responded quickly to any questions we had, provided guidance as to activities, and was represented by a local agent who was always available and ready to help.

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: LL - We're really happy you enjoyed the house and your time in Merida. Thanks for taking time to post this review.
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looks just like the photos

  • 5 of 5

Overall, a good stay. The place looks just like the pictures--very spacious and comfortable, and very centrally located. The pool was especially welcome, as our days were very warm. Our only real problems were several nights of surging heavy-beat music until about 2:00 am and two power outages which meant no a/c or fans for one night. But things do happen--anywhere--and , again, the pool was there to cool us off.

All communications regarding this rental were prompt and accurate, and the local staff were pleasant and accomodating. Thanks for everything.


  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: JD - Thanks for taking time to post this five star review. I'm glad you and your wife enjoyed your time in Merida. Our local staff enjoyed meeting you. I wish you had contacted us about the music. We have not experienced that ourselves or heard about it from other guests.
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Amazing home in the center

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family of four and loved it. The pictures don't do the house justice - it's an amazing oasis right in the center of Merida (within 3 blocks of Santa Lucia and lots of restaurants). Great use of space, nice furnishings, perfect size pool, and very quite while being in the middle of everything. Additionally Peter, Leonor, and the rest of the folks who helped us were fantastic. Great experience all around

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: MS - Thanks for taking time to post a review. Thanks for choosing Casa 64. So glad you and your family enjoyed Merida for your vacation!
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Awesome House

  • 5 of 5

I took my mom for her birthday to Merida and stayed in this beautiful home. It is a great place to stay, central to everything. The pictures do not do it justice as it is soooo much better in person. It is a quiet oasis with top of the line amenities and extremely private. Peter and Leanor had flowers and fresh fruit waiting which was a super nice touch. I plan on making this an annual trip. Thanks for making this a great trip.

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: M - We're so glad you and your mother had a great time in Merida. We'll look forward to having you back on an future trip and thanks for staying with us at Casa 64.
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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 16 2018 - Sep 9 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 10 2018 - Dec 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2019 - Apr 19 2019
5 night minimum stay
Apr 20 2019 - Sep 6 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$659.2

- Guests pay for actual electricity usage during their stay (common in Mexico) and will be reflected in the returned security deposit after checkout
- Parking rates approximately $35/week for secure lot with 24 hr access
- Airport Transfers available to be booked through property manager (approx $23 each way)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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