Exclusive Contemporary Country Home

House - Entire home/apt · B, Acanceh, Yucatan, Mexico

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Casa Sisal is located in the Mayan village of Sac Chich, 35 minutes from the city of Merida, but worlds away. Relax in the privacy of this contemporary home. Casa Sisal is adjacent to the historical Hacienda Sac Chich, Casa de Maquinas.

Surrounded by water lily reflecting ponds and a large green lawn this 2000 square foot home is built within the 2 acre henequen drying fields of the hacienda and is enclosed by the haciendas original 10-foot wall, creating its own private world.

Casa Sisal has 2 BEDROOMS (ONE KING AND TWO QUEENS), 2 BATHS, FULL KITCHEN, LIVING AREA AND DINING FOR 8. Walk out of the living area on one side you'll find a patio with a 30 foot lily pond and out the other side is a beautiful 3-sided infinity edge SWIMMING POOL, palapa and patio.

The sunken living room has a large couch, fireplace, flat screen monitor for viewing DVD’s and the home is wired for sound and i-pod ready. This home is constructed of hard woods, limestone and plaster polished to a sleek finish by the ancient Mayan technique called chukum. EACH WINDOW IS SCREENED, EVERY ROOM HAS FANS AND THE HOUSE IS FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED. The ceiling and door heights are 10 feet giving every room a sense of great space. The house is lit very dramatically and on the lawn there are 2 rows of 9 royal palms that at night seem to be suspended in space.

The great lawn in front of the house is 2 acres and is a perfect place for playing frisbee, soccer or volleyball. The sky at night can be viewed while lounging on the chaise lounge by the pool or in the back or even while dining inside the house. Designed to experience the beauty of the Yucatan light and sky you will find Casa Sisal a respite from it all.

Casa Sisal is just outside of the town Acanceh, 10 minutes from the Cancun/Merida highway 180 where you can drive to Chichen Itza ( 45 minutes), Izamal (40 minutes), Merida Airport (40 minutes), Progresso (45 minutes) and is exactly a 3 hour drive to Cancun. We are 5 minutes from the Convent Route which is the road to not only many of the Convents (Tecoh, Muni, Mani, Ticul) but the Mayan Site of Mayapan( 20 Min), Loltun Caves ( 1 hour). Uxmal is also 1 hour away. We are also close to many cenotes where you can swim in crystal clear water . The Cuzama cenotes are 25 minutes away.
Sac Chich is a traditional village of 100 Mayan people. Our property is extremely private and enclosed by fencing and hidden from the outside world. We have never had any problems and never lock our doors.

This house shares the private entrance to the Hacienda Sac Chich and has its own winding driveway that leads to a private entrance and parking area.

There is a housekeeping staff to wash dishes, do laundry, clean daily and change linens on beds every three days.

On October 27, 2011 at the 20th anniversary of the CEMEX International Building Awards held in Monterrey, MX, Casa Sisal was selected from 3 finalists in the Mexican "Single Family Housing" division as the 1st Place winner and then went on to compete against the winners from other countries where Cemex is represented. This prestigious award is bestowed on the architectural project that best represents the innovative use of concrete, architectural design, respect for the environment and execution. It was a surprise to us all that this highly regarded International jury of architects chose Casa Sisal as the 1st place winner in both the National and International categories.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1400 /week
Monthly Price: $6000 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cancellation: Strict
  • Thanks a lot ! Cynthia was a great host, The house was amazing, in a quiet place, beautiful and very comfortable. We liked a lot the swimming pool, many thanks for the employees, they are very helpull and nice ;-)

    I was a great pleasure to spend 4 days around Merida, and thanks to you, it couldn't be better.


    August 2013
  • This place was a highlight on my tip to Mexico. Surrounded by an incredible garden the unique architecture of this house with all its amentities offers recreation on the hightest level.

    Cynthia is a great host. Even tough I had some problems with the airbnb android app and there where only hours from booking to arrival, Cynthia patiently helped to get everything fixed.

    February 2013
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Why we chose Merida: Being frequent visitors to the Pacific beaches and colonial central Mexico since the 70's we read about the restored haciendas of the Yucatan. In 2001 we went on the first of many "hacienda hopping" trips to the Yucatan. The grandeur, architectural scale, historical and economic relevance and process of restoration of these haciendas intrigued us and soon we were researching haciendas for sale on the internet. It wasn't until we rented a Hacienda for my 50th Birthday in 2003 that we experienced a sense of ownership while entertaining friends and family there. On that trip we toured hacienda Sac Chich, shortly thereafter made an offer and 5 months later it was ours. Sac Chich was the first and only hacienda we looked at for sale. Two years later we were lucky enough to be able to purchase the drying fields and design and build Casa Sisal. We always knew we would someday have a home in Mexico, but always envisioned the Pacific coast or colonial interior. The Yucatan became the pure isolated uncomplicated Mexico that we remembered from travels 30 years ago.
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