We are Canadians who are lucky enough to have a vacation home in the Yucatan, right outside the historic city of Merida. Merida is only three hours west of Cancun, about 20 km south of the Gulf of Mexico coast. We're in an upscale, gated golf community known as La Ceiba, minutes from the city, in one direction, and minutes from the beach, in the other direction. Merida is one of the safest cities in North America, and prides itself on its friendly people and welcoming traditions. Our home is a hacienda-style, with an open-courtyard and private pool, and an amazing rooftop palapa terrace. We have large gardens that lead out onto the golf course itself. If you are a golfer, this is ideal! But even if you aren't, you will enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this community, as well as its promixity to Merida (10 minutes south) AND the beach (10 minutes north) along a modern highway. We have a trusted, longterm gardener and handyman who comes by the property two times a week to tend to the tropical gardens and maintain the pool. This service is included in the rental fee. His wife is available to come by for a small fee to provide housecleaning, laundry or cooking services. They are wonderful people and we consider them part of our family. We have bicycles on the property so that you can cycle around the La Ceiba neighbourhood--it is beautiful and if you love the tropics, you will love your stay at our home.