Merida Mexico Pool House (Santiago)

House - Entire home/apt · , Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

The Space

Nestled in a prime location of Santiago is this newly remolded mid-century pool house. Enjoy a short stroll in Santiago square or a brief 10-minute walk into the Zocola from Santiago. Merida is a beautiful city filled with lovely architecture, historical monuments and fantastic restaurants.

This particular house was featured on HGTV’s hit television show House Hunter’s International.

The home includes:

Ceiling Fans throughout the home and
A/C in the 2 master Bedrooms
Fully Furnished
2 Master Suites
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Partial Kitchen
Outdoor Grill
Private Parking

No pets. 3 night minimum stay is required.



There are only 26 days of the year when the temperature in Merida does not reach at least 80 degrees and for 238 of them it climbs above 90. Winter evening temperatures do dip -- into the mid 60s. The best time to visit the city is from late September to May when the humidity is lower and evenings cooler. From June to September, the average monthly rainfall is between five and six inches, more if a tropical storm moves across the area.

City Celebration

The entire month of January is set aside to celebrate the city's founding in 1542 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo. The 2010 citywide festival included over 500 events, according to (email hidden), an expat online magazine that tracks cultural and community events in the area. The season opener for the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra is one of many concerts marking the anniversary.

Easter Week

Semana Santa is a national holiday when many Merida families head to their beach homes in Progreso, 24 miles north of Merida. Once just a small fishing village, now a town with some 25,000 residents, Progreso has none of the glitz of the Riviera Maya, but its beaches with their gentle waves and the town’s outdoor seafood restaurants make it ideal for a laid-back spring break. Another Easter ritual is the Passion Play performed in the plaza at Acanceh, a small Mayan community just 10 miles southeast of Merida, where the remains of a Mayan pyramid lie on the edge of the square.

Autumn Festival

There are glimpses of cooler weather ahead as the city celebrates Mexican Independence Day, Dies y Seis, on September 16th. By the month's end, many expats have returned and the fall cultural season begins. From October to December, the city holds Festival Otono Cultural with numerous concerts (occasionally held at nearby Chichen Itza, the famed Mayan ruin) and art exhibits.

Bird Festival

In November, birding enthusiasts gather for the annual Toh Bird Festival, held in various venues around the area. Birding enthusiasts can observe some of the peninsula's winter and year-round avian residents in their natural surroundings, plus learn about volunteer and conservation efforts under way to protect the hundreds of species found in the Yucatan.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Extra people: $50 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • First, the positive - price is good, communication with Betty Hall BEFORE we got there was good, neighborhood was convenient in Merida, house was large and spacey.
    BUT, Betty was not there, her agent Jesenia was nearby. We had a hard time contacting Jesenia, and because of lack of enough keys, Jesenia couldn't help us quickly. We needed help because so much went wrong with the house. It felt as if no one had looked at this place in a year or so. Not enough blankets. Not enough garbage bags. The hot plate didn't work, and it took Jesenia a day or two to get there and give us a new one. The mattresses didn't fit the frames, and fell through. The water died. We used the swimming pool water, which was too dirty to swim in, to flush the toilets. Jesenia did call the plumber, who came and made some mistake that caused the water to then flood the house. My travel-mates were not as annoyed as I was; they focused on the big space, but I felt ignored by our hosts, which upset me.

    January 2014
  • We were five people and spent four nights in Bettys house in Mérida. The house is very modern and has a lot of space for a group of 5 people or even more. Yesenia and her boyfriend were very helpful when we had problems with the water twice and after we called them they were there within 20 minutes and fixed it.

    As a little suggestion and feedback: We missed hooks for our clothes. We couldn't hang up our clothes anywhere. And there was for example only one toilet brush which is not so nice if you have three bathrooms/toilets. But these are things that can easily be improved and then this house is a perfect place to stay in Mérida.

    January 2014
  • The house is lovely, and is very close to Centro. Kombis into Centro are 3 blocks from the house, or a 10 block walk home after supper.
    Great plunge pool to cool off in. Bedrooms are comfortable and well equipped. The house is also well positioned for day trips out of Merida with a car, as it is easy to reach the Periferico (ring road). There are also some great little restaurants at the market for lunch or supper about 5 blocks away. Yesenia was very helpful when needed. We enjoyed our 4 days at Betty's.

    December 2013
  • Estuvimos 7 días y realmente la casa es muy agradable, es amplia, en una buena ubicación y con lo necesario para estar muy a gusto. Quizás faltaría un televisor y protección en las ventanas para los mosquitos para poder tener las ventanas abiertas, pero fuera de eso todo muy bien. Esperamos poder quedarnos más días después...

    February 2014
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