El Ave Blanca
About the home
Home is in a genuine Yucatecan neighborhood in the historic Centro. Walking distance to many museums, markets, shops. Also easy access to bus routes and taxis. The property is a spacious 5-bedroom, 5-bath house, 2 floors, with lovely gardens and patios. There's a "bodega" in back with washer and dryer (no extra cost to use). Kitchen and whole house were completely upgraded and renovated in 2009.
Merida is a great central point from which to explore the Yucatan. Visit Mayan ruins, swim in the cenotes (underground pools), Check out renovated haciendas that used to be sisal plantations. Try some of the many delicious restaurants. Visit old convents and monasteries, view the beautiful colonial architecture, look at art in local galleries and museum; buy gorgeous handicrafts such as jewelry and weavings. Make trips to lovely colonial cities nearby: Izamal, Valladolid, Campeche, Celestun.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Progreso and Chicxulub, 40km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Internet access, Staffed Property|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Double beds (4), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
All the beds are queen-sized. No heating is necessary because we are in the tropics.
Further details outdoors:
Outdoor hammock slung between 2 trees in front garden--very comfortable for afternoon siesta!
Smokers can smoke in the outdoor patio areas only, not inside the house.
The Yucatan Peninsula / Yucatan region
Climate is tropical year-round with lush vegetation and flowers. Yucatan has its own unique character different from the rest of Mexico. People are very laid-back and friendly. Was center of Mayan culture for hundreds of years and has hundreds of ruins of this ancient civilization including major ones such as Chicen Itza, Uxmal, and Ek Balam. The area is also filled with cenotes--underground swimming holes and rivers, as well as renovated haciendas that used to be plantations to produce sisal rope.
The Merida, Mexico area
Merida is a beautiful colonial city that was once a Mayan city that the Spanish conquistadors built over. It has lovely museums (Macay Modern Art, Anthropology Museum, Folk Art Museum), art galleries, restaurants, handicrafts markets, and fresh food markets. There are free live music and dancing performances all year round at various locations in Centro. The Day of the Dead festivities are typically Mayan.
Near Merida are numerous Mayan ruins like Chicen Itza, Uxmal, and others. There are also other beautiful colonial towns within an hour or 2 of Merida such as the Yellow City--Izamal, Campeche, and Valladolid. Another fun thing is to take a boat ride to view the pink flamingoes that make their home in Celestun or to see the whale sharks off of Holbox or go swimming in the cenotes. You can also visit old haciendas and Spanish colonial convents and monasteries.
How to get there
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British Airways, Aeromexico, Continental, others
Has all major car rental companies
You can often get cheaper flights into Cancun (rather than Merida), then take a comfortable, first class bus to Merida (4 hrs.).
Activities near Merida, Mexico
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
07 Aug 2012
The bed and breakfast that Kathleen runs is really excellent. When I stayed there in June I was the only guest. Kathleen offered me valuable information on how to get to places I was unsure of and gave good recommendations for places to eat or to see. The B & B is located fairly near downtown (a bit of a walk) and it is a short bus ride away. The breakfast she prepares is very hearty and one can simply wait until dinner to eat again. If or when I go to Merida again I will certainly try to stay there. I truly enjoyed my stay there.
11 Apr 2012
My wife and I enjoyed an 8 day stay at Kathleen's B&B. It is a wonderful place to explore a local neighborhood, while shopping at the family owned stores and restaurants that are located in the... more
07 Jan 2012
I've lived in and visited different areas of Mexico but had never been to the Yucatan Peninsula so, therefore, was a little hesitant in wanting to go there over the holidays. From my first... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter season||1 Oct 11||31 Mar 12||£ 315||£ 45||£ 45||Flexible|
|2 rooms in winter||1 Oct 12||1 Apr 13||£ 588||£ 90||£ 90||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rates are $45 US dollars per night per room with breakfast; without breakfast, rate is only $40 per night per room but you still have full use of the kitchen and all appliances such as coffeemaker, toaster, refrigerator, microwave, blender, etc. Full access to kitchen at all times.
Low monthly rate of $575 (breakfast not included). Payments easily made with PayPal.
Rates for April through Sept. have an add'l Air Conditioning charge of $4 a day (to cover high cost of electricity here).Enquire now
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