About this listing
upstairs spacious eat-in kitchen...doorway to full bath and folding doors to covered outdoor dining area
a duplex offering 2 separate one bedroom apartments for independent travelers....This listing is for the UPSTAIRS APARTMENT.Located in the heart of Merida's historic center, guests can walk just about everywhere to explore the capital city of Yucatan...We have good wireless internet, cable and local cell phone available for guests. There is a covered roof terrace upstairs for enjoying the sunny breezy Merida mornings with outdoor dining table and hammock. In the winter, enjoy the sun deck in your lounge chair. Both apartments have fully equipped kitchens with both indoor and outdoor dining areas in case you decide to cook some days during your visit. Weekly rates (and daily) include ALL utilities. Monthly rate does not include costs for electricity which is billed separately upon departure. We can give guests an all inclusive rate if they prefer so be sure to ask if that's important to you. Electricity costs are variable, mainly depending on how often you use air conditioning...but generally $25-$50 per month is typical.
We are a short 8 minute walk to the Zocalo and just 5 minutes from Santa Ana with its park and mercado..then another 5 minutes and you're strolling along the lovely Paseo Montejo where there are numerous cafes, shops and the anthropology museum to visit. There are many coffee shops, cocina economicas (inexpensive lunch spots) grocery, coffee and fresh market options all within a 3 block area. We'll be happy to share our favorites!
For wandering beyond Centro, there are taxis and public buses. Local bus fare is 7 pesos (about 60 cents) and they have many routes throughout the city. For visiting ruins or other towns, there are bus terminals downtown that offer connections to almost anywhere in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Our house is furnished with eclectic pieces and decorated with regional folk art and photography... Upstairs has a queen size bed. A local cell phone is provided for each apt..and our property manager is available for assistance during your stay. We live nearby and look forward to welcoming you to our house here!
Our apartments are ideal for guests who want an excellent central location and enjoy the privacy that comes with having your own place during vacation.
Local Cell phone
English speaking helper
Interaction with Guests
When we're in Merida I try to meet all our guests and answer any questions they might have about the area, make recommendations and share resources.
Santa Ana has long been a favorite neighborhood for expats and locals alike. There are many inexpensive dining options and entertainment venues are very close by. A local fruit and vegetable market is held every morning, opening at 7:00 AM so visitors can enjoy the fresh tropical produce.
We also have several art galleries and museums within walking distance. Merida is known for its many cultural activities including music, visual arts, theater and dance events. There is something almost every night of the week....all within walking distance!
We'll give you a list of our favorite restaurants when you arrive as well as places to buy organic coffee and groceries, delicious chocolate and more.
The neighborhood has both cocina economicas where you can get a complete meal for around $3...and the new cantina "La Negrita," a favorite bar for both locals and expats. Located at the end of our block, they serve beer, cocktails, food and often have live music around 5PM. They close at 10:00 so no late night noise in the streets. Here, when you order drinks, you'll also get a selection of free botanas (little snacks), so a great place to enjoy late afternoon conversation and relax after a busy day of sightseeing in the city.
Local buses are located within a block and taxis are nearby. Most downtown destinations can be reached on foot. We are located 6 blocks from the Zocalo, Merida's central square and just 3 blocks from the start of thePaseo Montejo
If you need a taxi, our helper, Agustin can reserve one to pick you up at the house. His number is programed into the house cell phone in case you need to reach him or you can email him for assistance.
House is non-smoking so please only smoke in outdoor areas
...and although we love pets, the apartments cannot accomodate them
Pool is for downstairs apartment only. Upstairs has its own private roof terrace
Holidays...For stays less than 1 week, please add $25.00 to reservation to cover turnover during these busy times. There is no way to do this automatically on the airbnb site so we will make a note when we accept your reservation during these dates.
Please wash any dishes before leaving as food attracts ants!
Make sure all air conditioners and fans are turned off when you leave the apartment.
About the Host, Bettye
My husband and I live in Merida Mexico where we have both a duplex apartment and a large vacation home. We enjoy sharing our home with visitors and will be happy to introduce you to all that Merida has to offer. I'm still working on my Spanish skills but we have a wonderful local property manager who can assist with everything from tours to taxis when needed! Family is scattered all over so I like to travel...will also consider house swaps with our Merida properties.David is a professional photographer interested in capturing the many images of Mexico. I work with sustainable landscape design and enjoy visiting gardens wherever we may travel. We look forward to meeting hosts and welcoming guests throughout our airbnb network.