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Tranquil Tropical Oasis in the Historic Center

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 air conditioned bedrooms, 3baths, large swimming pool and lush tropical garden

Centrally located 3 blocks from the Parque Santiago and 6 blocks from the Plaza Grande this lovely home is 3000 square feet with a Living Room and large screen TV, Dining Room with seating for 6 (additional seating for 4 on the terrace), large fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms all with their own bath and air conditioning and 2 covered terraces overlooking the large swimming pool (not a splash pool) and the beautiful tropical garden.

There is also a garage for off street parking.

The home is on a quiet non-through street eliminating much of the traffic noise common to many of the streets downtown.

50 Inch Smart UHD Roku/Netflix TV


More Details

Property Manager
Ken Donnelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We rented the house for a week in June, and it was a delight. The house has been recently renovated and is in perfect condition. The pool was absolutely gorgeous. The description of the house and the photos on the Airbnb website are very accurate. This was our first time renting through Airbnb, and it went very smoothly. The owner is very friendly, giving us inside information on the places to visit and local resturants in Merida and surroundings by email from Montréal. The management staff on site was friendly and helpful as well. Overall this was a very positive experience and we certainly give the house our highest recommendations.
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Barrio de Santiago, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Each bedroom has a private bath, air conditioning and ceiling fans.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Centrally located in the Historic Center


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Tranquil Tropical Oasis in the Historic Center
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful and spacious house! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Casa de Ambar. It is a beautiful house, very spacious, with a truly masterful layout. We had four adults (myself, my wife, and my wife's parents) and our three children, so it was great having the 3 spacious bedrooms (4 beds total) and worked out really well for sleeping arrangements. With each of the 3 bathrooms being attached or right next to each bedroom. Another shower outside near the pool also! It was 90 degrees outside every day so we had all our kids in the pool multiple times each day, it was so nice to have the pool right there. The 3 bedrooms all have their own AC unit so we could sleep comfortably. Having the fully equipped kitchen and laundry machines was great. One of the main large "downtown/centro" area of the city was only a few blocks to the east where one can find all kinds of restaurants, markets, and other stores. Even closer yet, just a couple blocks to the north and east from the house, is another park and marketplace area with restaurants, stores, etc. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to visit Merida. In a couple years we would like to visit Merida again and hope to stay in this same property now that we're familiar with it and the area.

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice spacious home; a real retreat from the street life and the heat.

Excellent location and very helpful hosts.

The pool was a wonderful feature.

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and a great location

  • 4 of 5

The house is really lovely and the pool is a great oasis after walking around Mérida. Oddly, in the middle of a big city, we were awakened EVERY morning by a rooster, at 330am! With 5 people staying, could have used a few more towels, but with a washer onsite, not a big deal. We were very comfortable and fell in love with Merida

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful garden and patio, but in need of some improvements

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a good location in Merida Centro, and on one of the more quiet streets in Centro with no routine bus traffic. It is large, with all the expected amenities, though kitchen cookware could use a refresh. The garden is like the pictures suggest and it is the nicest of the houses we have stayed at in Merida over the years. And it is the best feature of the house by far. Unfortunately the outdoor furniture is uncomfortable and worn, so ok for a few nights or a week but not for a longer stay. The owner was good to deal with and onsite management was responsive.

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely family home close to town

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Casa Ambar the last week of December 2017. The house is well equipped (kitchen supplies and even plenty of pool towels!), in a quiet neighbourhood and within walking (20 minutes) distance of Plaza Grande (one of the major plazas in town). The property manager was wonderful (although we never met her in person) at dealing with minor issues we encountered - she responded and acted quickly and efficiently. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, each with A/C and fans. We found that the house actually stayed fairly cool and the fans were often enough to cool things down. There is a small corner store a couple of blocks down for small items you may need (water being one!), but nothing else close by, although if you rent a car or catch a cab, there are plenty of supermarkets within 5-15 minutes. The only truly minor inconvenience we encountered was arriving and having minimal drinking water available, so we had to quickly figure out where to go get more. When we left, we left a new and full 5-gal water jug so the next guests had something when they arrived! We would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a stay over Christmas. Very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the outdoor areas.

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Yucatan Country Club
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: not necessary

Casa de Ambar is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of the Historic Center, within walking distance to restaurants, museums, theaters and weekly festivals with live music and dancing.

The beaches of the Yucatan Coast are within a 30 minute drive where swimming, fishing and great seafood restaurants are available.

Many of the important must see Mayan ruins south of the City are easily accessible by car or bus service.

Merida is a wonderful city with many attractions, and after a full day of activity the garden and swimming pool at Casa de Ambar are a great place to relax.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Barrio de Santiago, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2018
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2019
Jan 3 2019 - Apr 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2019
May 1 2019 - Nov 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2019
Dec 1 2019 - Dec 15 2019
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2019
Dec 16 2019 - Jan 2 2020
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee per week C$45.41
Refundable Damage Deposit C$389.19

Rates are based on 4 adults. Add $10.00 per night for each additional adult

Manager'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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