We have just returned from a 7 day stay at Casa Castellanos and couldn't be happier. The house was perfect for our small family - myself, husband and our teenage daughter - to relax and really feel like we had a vacation. The layout of the house was perfect for us - master suite and guest suite on opposite ends of the home, with living areas in the middle - especially great for couples or those traveling with older kids.
It was a treat to stay in this restored colonial gem with all the modern conveniences we take for granted - wifi and satellite tv worked great; ample kitchen with great gas range and bbq available, as well as plenty of bottled water. Beds were very comfortable, linens were of a fine quality and the house was immaculately clean. The ensuites were fantastic - the master featuring a unique shower/tub of a gorgeous stone - every inch reflected the marriage of modern functionality with traditional elegance. We were impressed with the lighting and fans - most on dimmer type switches with various options throughout the house. Air conditioning in the bedrooms worked great. Little details were in place - garbage bags, laundry and dish soap - which is a nice touch. There was also a full size washer & dryer available which was handy.
The outdoor pool was fantastic for a refreshing dip, set amongst a lovely garden. It honestly felt like a tranquil oasis each time we returned to the home, happy but tired out from our adventures exploring the nearby parks, shops, restaurants and historic sites. From the welcoming foyer of the house, you are drawn in by the beauty and comfort within.
We'd once again like to thank Mario for sharing his great-grandmother's home with our family - it was truly an unforgettable experience for which we remain grateful. Mario was a very welcoming, gracious host and made everything run smoothly - from the booking, answering any questions, providing information - any guest of Casa Castellanos can rest easy knowing they will be in good hands. All there is to do is to unpack, relax and enjoy!
This home is amazing! Having the pool was great for the couple of days when it was especially hot. The house was far enough away from the center of the city to make it nice and quiet.
Stayed with a friend at Casa Castellanos for 8 nights in March. Mario, the host, had excellent communication with me prior and during our stay. The villa is completely equipped with all kitchen needs, TV, internet, AC in the bedrooms, and the swimming pool was a godsend with the heat! Walk into center was about 20 minutes; taxis are cheap; much to see and do....Uxmal ruins, Celestun for a boat trip, cooking class at Los Dos, music on the plazas, shopping, friendly locals, and such a special city in Mexico.
If all else were not enough, I highly recommend this spot for the simple reason that Mario was a super host! I will return to this special rental.
We stayed nine weeks in Casa Castellanos From New Year until early March. We very much enjoyed our stay, though the house is likely more suited to shorter stays.Mario the owner met us on arrival and came at the last to bid us Bon Voyage. He was an absolutely charming gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. During our stay, there were several issues to address, but he was immediately on top of them and did his honest best to satisfy us on every occasion.
The house is quite large and located very centrally in Merida, five minutes walk to the delightful Paseo de Montejo, and 15 minutes walk to the main square with the cathedral. Taxis to anywhere in town were maximum 100 pesos,usually less. The house has a delightful swimming pool.serviced every Saturday morning. The shoulder deep pool is a great plus, and a chance to swim, cool off and just exercise.The house it should be realized is fundamentally outdoor living, except for the 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, which are air conditioned. The lovely soaring arches of the living area are open to the air on both sides. This has its pros and cons. The quality of the furnishings, from the bed to the doors,windows and numerous excellent light fixtures was all of a high standard. Ter the house cleaner came every Saturday for 3-4 hours,was much appreciated, and did a fine job. She too was charming! There are 3 big flatscreen tvs in the house,the one in the main bedroom with Netflix! We highly recommend Mario's charming house for a stay of a few days or even a couple of weeks.
Location is adjacent to the best street in Merida! 3 blocks away, shopping, restaurants , bars
The Villa itself is better than the photos, and is designed for comfort, and quality "Everything" , Dimmers on all lights made it really special at night.
Comfort, Quality, Price!
Perfect vacation Home
We had the pleasure of staying in Mario's home during the month of March 2017. The property is exactly as described and the location is perfectly within walking distance of all amenities including supermarkets, restaurants and tourist attractions. Merida gets pretty hot during the winter months but it was always a pleasure to come back to the house with it's tile floors and the gorgeous swimming pool.
We can hardly wait to come back to this beautiful home.
The house "Casa Castellanos "is beautiful. Both bedrooms are air conditioning and each have their own private bathrooms. The kitchen is grand and opens into a great room. What can I say about the pool especially on a HOT sunny day other than fantastic to have. It was inviting and refreshing and a must have in my book.
Now the house is on Calle 62 which is the Main Street right into Centro so it is walking distance to everything. Great restaurants,shopping,,sightseeing or just navigating out.
The people of Merida are the most friendliest people around and will help you out no matter where you want to go. They will point you in the right direction and will be more then happy to start to tell you stories about the Mayan history. They are Unbelievable..
We love the City of Merida.
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