El Portico Merida, Mexico

  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from $ 400 nt
What we like about this property

One of several homes restored and redesigned by a pair of American expats, this vacation home rental in Merida is a beautifully and respectfully restored colonial gem. We love the elegant architectural features with colorful pastel hues, the inspired collection of furnishings and decor and the dazzling array of mosaic tile.

Description

Centrally located in one the oldest barrios of Merida’s historic colonial center, this 18th-century vacation home rental in the Yucatan is one of over a dozen historic properties restored by of a pair of American expats.

Enlisting the help of Yucatan based designer Josue Ramos, the duo’s past in the world of fashion, interior design and fine arts is evident in the restoration as well as the tasteful and simple luxuries of each of their homes. 

A stately and historic residence, the home retains all of it’s original colonial beauty with soaring interiors, ornate architectural features and stunningly beautiful mosaic tile work. Color washed in bright pastels, both the interiors and exteriors are authentically restored with history, comfort and style in mind. Divided into four zones, guests can live independently and privately and gather in the kitchen or by the pool. In the main house is the living room and a guest bedroom as well as the portico designed for dining and leisure. On the opposite side of the interior courtyard, a separate residence houses the completely redesigned modern eat in kitchen and bar. 

Upstairs, the gorgeous master suite is perched within the treetops with windows that open onto the highest branches of the ceiba tree where you’ll be visited by tropical birds in the mornings. There is a private terrace with impressive views of the nearby colonial churches that’s ideal for sunbathing or stargazing. The third guest room includes a private balcony overlooking the pool and views of the cathedral and plaza grande.  

As avid collectors of crafts and antiques, the house is filled with an eclectic mix of modern and vintage furnishings with elegant European pieces alongside locally crafted items.

Designed for outdoor living as well as indoor, the shady central courtyard features a fountain with terraces shaded by two massive ceiba trees and a shade garden of ferns and wild orchids with plenty of poolside lounge areas.

This colonial beauty’s enduring allure makes for an inspiring stay in the heart of Merida.  

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, cable TV, cellular phone rental available, audio system with CD player, AC/climate control, area guides. Kitchen and bath essentials. Extra services upon request.

AROUND

The capital of Mexico’s Yucatan region, Merida is a bustling city of picturesque  colonial beauty, cultural riches and ancient Mayan history. The grand boulevard of Paseo de Montejo leads through the town’s historic center with it’s cobbled stone streets, tree lined plazas and slightly faded but stately 16th century colonial buildings alongside great local markets, cheap eats and a lively neighborhood night life in the shadows of Santa Ana church. Currently undergoing a renaissance of sorts, the town is attracting a flow of expats, artists and a few other bohemian imports from around the world but is steadfastly it’s own cultural creation.

Located within 40 minutes of the area’s famous beaches, you are also within a short drive to the area’s interesting former sisal manufacturing villages of Sac Chich and Acanceh, and just under an hour from the famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Izamal and the port town of Progresso on the gulf of Mexico. There are several historic convents including Tecoh, Muni, Mani, and Ticul as well as the Mayan Site of Mayapan along the famous convent route to explore, and the Loltun Caves and Uxmal are an hour away as are the many amazing cenotes or secret coves where you can swim in crystal clear water. Cancun is a 3 hour drive.

LOCATION

Merida, Mexico. Nearest Airport: Aeropuerto Internacional de Merida “Manuel Crescencio Rejón” (6km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summers are hot so the peninsula and city are best enjoyed from November through June. 

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El Portico

from $400/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms3 bedrooms
Bed Type1 king-sized bed, 2 queen-sized bed
KitchenFully equiped kitchen
Bathrooms3 bathrooms
Accommodate6 total occupancy
InternetWireless Internet
Pet friendlyUpon request
RatesRates start from $400 per night. Minimum stay during holidays is 6 nights. See rates table
Minimum Stay3 nights
ViewCeiba trees
Notes

Check in: 3pm

Check out: 11am

Deposit required 50% upon reservation
Balance due 50% upon arrival

Renters may cancel the rental agreement with 90 days prior written notification and receive a 90% refund. Should renters cancel within 89 to 60 days of the rental period 50% of the rental fee shall be refunded. Should renters cancel within 59 to 30 days of the rental than there will be no refund. Any forfeited deposit may be applied to a future rental within one year of the cancellation.

In addition to the rental fee renters shall deposit with managers a security deposit in the amount of $500 to $1500 in advance of arrival or in cash. 

Rate Table 

  Nightly Rates 
HIGH (Jan 1 - April 30) $500
LOW (April 30 - Nov 15) $400
HOLIDAY (Dec 16-  Jan 1) $600

Rates are in USD

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