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CASA LOLA - Romantic Elegant Colonial in Centro HIstorico with private pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 2 bedroom/2bathroom with private pool - perfect for 4.

This historic home with high ceilings is approximately 2000 sq feet all on one level. No need for a car as you are right in Centro and just steps from restaurants, and a few blocks from the Main Square called the Plaza Grande. You are within walking distance to so many parks and amazing historical architectural sites. A few short blocks away is Santiago Parque where you can enjoy Big Band music and dancing on Tuesday evenings, or just around the other corner is Parque Santa Lucia with fabulous local cuisine. A few short blocks to the English Library for their home tours, and comraderie.

Enjoy the Queen bed 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home with private pool, and covered patio. Two master suites - Both bedrooms are air conditioned, and ceiling fans are throughout the house. Internet and cable TV are provided, and you have a cellphone for your use. The pool is night lit for a romantic dip in the evening, or to sit on the ledge and enjoy a glass of wine. Truly an amazing location in a safe neighbourhood.

The front doors have glass enclosures to help with any street noise, but you will find the neighbourhood safe and peaceful. There are orange sellers down the street, and a lovely place for a buffet breakfast on the closest corner. There is a local school with the children taught by nuns, and sometimes you may hear the sounds of the little children singing songs - truly charming. There is a parking lot close by for those wanting secure parking if you are renting a car although you don't need a car for this location - everything is close. The bus to Progresso is just down the street if you need a day at the beach.

The kitchen is totally set up for cooking buffs, and there are 3 places to dine. Enjoy the outdoor patio with full dining for up to 8, or the inside dining room set up for 4, or just sit and have your breakfast at the wrought iron stools in the heart of the kitchen. All of the dishes, and cutlery, glassware etc are new, and you will find all you need to make some great meals if you feel so inclined. The bedrooms are separate from one another so that you can enjoy the utmost privacy. The bedroom in the back of the home which is the Spanish room looks out onto the pool and patio, and its attached bathroom can be accessed from the bedroom or from the patio for your guests. The other bedroom, the Moroccan room is close to the kitchen and living area. All our linens are 100% Egyptian cotton and the showers are walk in. There are lots of hooks to hang your clothes.

Casa Lola is a comfortable oasis in the vibrant city of Merida. Our elegant home has numerous antiques and vintage curios from around the globe as well as amenities like high speed internet and cable tv with English chanels to make your stay comfortable and convenient. You will love Casa Lola. The house is close to numerous restaurants, like Panchos and Amaro to name a few, and within 2 minutes walk, you can find wonderful Yucatecan food. Take a cooking class with International chefs and learn how to make the wonderful food. The shops are amazing and you'll delight in finding lots of wonderful treasures. The most wonderfuly thing, other than the architecture of Merida, is the people. It is like going back in time in Merida, with warm wonderful friendly people in a safe incredible city. SO much to explore in the Yucatan, and Merida is a wonderful base to do that. We fell in love with Merida and you will too.

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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
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Spanish room ensuite, accessible from patio as well - toilet , shower , Ensuite Spanish bathroom with side door access
    MOroccan room ensuite bathroom - toilet , shower , walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Spanish room - 1 queen
    Moroccan bedroom - 1 queen , full ensuite
  • The Spanish bedroom, and the Moroccan room each have a Queen sized firm bed in a gorgeous Wrought iron style, and Moroccan style hand made my local artisans. Each room has a closet, and the Spanish room has a dresser for your clothing. Both bedrooms have full ensuite bathrooms with shower, and hammock hooks or lounge chairs for your relaxation. The bathroom towels and bed linens are 100% cotton and there are convenient hooks, and coat racks for hanging clothes as well.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking


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CASA LOLA - Romantic Elegant Colonial in Centro HIstorico with private pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A beautiful home right in the heart of Merida Centro!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples spent twelve days here in March. The home is lovely and had everything we needed. The local "girl friday" was always available for anything we needed - which wasn't often. We loved the outdoor patio and pool and spent a lot of time here. Being able to walk to everything we wanted to do or see made this a perfect place for us. Can't recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tina. It was wonderfful to have you stay at our home, and we're really glad you had a perfect time. Our property manager's are always available, and we're glad you thought they were great, we do too. We would be happy to have you stay again. Janis
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Beautiful Home in Merida Centro

  • 5 of 5

We had a great one week stay with our daughter. The pool and covered patio were a welcome retreat during the heat of the day. The home is beautifully decorated and comfortable. Come prepared for sounds of the city, though, as you are located on a typical busy one way street. Wake up to the lovely voices of school children attending the adjacent school. The house is conveniently located with great food and the cultural sites of Merida within walking distance. We took several day trips with pickup/drop off located at the nearby hotel.

  • Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, Useful, Perfectly Located!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this artistically decorated and well appointed house. Would stay here again for sure! Owner and managers were so helpful and fun to work with on logistics. Information , and how things work

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prime location, and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Casa Lola is a nicely appointed home, a few blocks from the Cathedral and prime shopping. Management (Yesenia and her husband) were delightful and very helpful. We accidentally locked ourselves out and they came to the rescue at about 10:30 at nite. The two bedrooms are perfect with great air conditioning ( I think the beds are "full size" ) and the washing machine came in handy as well.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home - Charming and Well Located

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in perhaps 10 VRBO's over the years and I start my search based on the number of reviews a property has, and then real them ALL. Trying to get a sense for the property.

In this case there were less reviews than I am used to seeing but I somehow sensed a good fit. It was, we had a great visit here for two nights. The home is beautiful and very nicely furnished, the owner has a nice design sense and it feels very warm and inviting.

It is well located and we felt very safe in Merida in general and in this home. The people that helped us check in were great and we stayed in touch over the weekend by text when we had any questions.

Everything was great, the guest book was full of comments that were positive as well. You will not regret if you choose to stay here!

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

We feel in love with Janis' home! Yesinia called us to check about our arrival and her husband Aaron met us at the house to walk us through the home. Beautifully furnished, the complete kitchen, the wonderful private and secluded terrace and pool, with the master bedroom (with a great bed) opening into the terrace - perfect!

Everything was idyllic for Saturday and Sunday. Browsing around a city is always fun, and we enjoyed the Sunday market and festivities at the zocalo a short walk away. (Don't miss it!)

On Monday morning we were awakened early by a public address system, followed by the very clear voices of school children. Having missed/overlooked Janis' mention of the school in her listing, we discovered that the back wall of the terrace, next to the pool, was a very large school. It's classes begin at 7:00am and end around 1:30pm.

We planned to start our day a bit earlier on our remaining two mornings, remembering that Casa Lola is in the middle of a large city. Returning in the afternoon was a return to a blissful sanctuary.

We truly enjoyed Janis' home, stealing ideas for our own home, and we would stay here again - it is a lovely home in a great part of Merida.

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joseph for your review. I'm happy that you enjoyed our home's decor and atmosphere, and Merida Centro. We take great pride in providing everything a guest would need, and love having people enjoy our home. Sometimes in the city, there are noises, including parades, dogs barking, bar sounds with partying and buses etc. The homes and businesses are sharing a common wall, and close to each other and as you say, you are right in the heart of the city. At our home, we don't have any street noise, or bars nearby, or barking dogs, but we are close to Catholic schools, and you can sometimes hear children singing and laughing as I do mention in my description. It has never bothered us, and If you had mentioned this in an email, I could have had the managers ask to have the louvers shut for the school on that high wall behind our Casa which would have helped. We're glad you enjoyed the patio and pool - it is such a peaceful oasis as you say. The Zocalo is so easy to walk to from our home, and thats one of the main reasons we chose the home - its in the perfect area.
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Property Manager

Janis Marchment
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

About Janis Marchment

We are a Canadian couple, and new owners in Merida. We have a hobby farm in Langley, BC Canada and have a dog named Logan, many cats, (Horatio, Penelope, Lola, and Marlo) some Rocky Mountain horses (Hollywood and Celebrity) and 3 llamas named Oprah, Angelina Jolie, and Harmony, and a peacock named Ravi junior. We fell in love with Merida and all it has to offer, and purchased a home that we can enjoy for only a small part of the year. For that reason, we chose to have others enjoy our gorgeous historic home the remainder of the year.

Janis Marchment purchased this house in 2014

Why Janis Marchment chose Centro

We fell in love with Merida and knew we had to be a part of this amazing city. We love the Colonial facades of the Historic homes, and love to look inside. After renting a few times , we wanted to be right in the heart, and chose the Santiago area for our purchase. We had rented farther out of the main area, but decided that when you want to watch all the activities in the evening its rather nice to not have to walk too far back home. We chose our property because it was so close to all the vibrancy and liveliness in the parks and squares and restaurants which we love, and yet had a peaceful ambience once you open the doors. We named the home Lola quite by accident as the previous owners Pug was named Lola, and our tabbycat is named Lola, so we just began calling it Lola, so Lola it must stay. We love our home for its high beamed ceilings, historic doors, thick walls, and shaded patio and its many charms. The home has all the amenities you will need, and is such a peaceful oasis in this safe and wonderful city. The barrio where Casa Lola is situated is Santiago, and in the morning you can hear the delightful songs of the local school children, and purchase fresh fruit just down the street. The neighbourhood is friendly, and once inside the home, you can't help but feel relaxed, but do go out evenings to the Zocalo and parks experience the vibrancy of the city. There are so many events, and museums and fabulous architecture that you will never tire of this city.

What makes this house unique

Our home is in the best location in Merida Centro. We are just 2.5 blocks to the Main Square, and just a few steps to restaurants, and parks and museums. Our property is a sanctuary in the heart of the city. You will not find a better location. No need to get a cab home after a late night, and no need to walk for blocks and blocks in the dark in the evening.....everything is so close. Rent a car for a few days (Parking can be arranged across the street) and see the local ruins, and drive to Izamal to see the yellow city, or , from our home take a bus to Progresso for the day to enjoy the beach and take the bus back almost right to your doorstep. Its all right there.


Car: not necessary

Cultural events

European architecture, Mayan architecture

Musical events

Re-enactment of Historical events

Dance events

Street sellers, markets,

Mayan ruins

Safe, cultural richness


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early 2018
Jan 16 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring SUmmer 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 16 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

CLeaning fee C$50.53
Pet Fee C$378.99
Refundable Damage Deposit C$378.99

The electrical meter will be read on your arrival, and at your departure, and you will be responsible for the electricity. Electricity can be expensive in the Yucatan, and if you run the air conditioning daily and other electrical items, you will find you'll have a large bill. The rate will be explained at check in, and is the standard rate per kilowatt. You only pay for the electricity you use during your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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