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Beautiful Artists' Home and Urban Paradise with Pool in Central Mérida

Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Listing #145319

House | Private Space | House Sitting Requested
Rates from USD $500 | Monthly
Last Updated 37 days ago


Beautiful, furnished one bedroom apartment on first floor of artists' home with private entrance. It is graced with lovely patios and pool, office/studio/library, large bathroom, bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. laundry area with washer and dryer. Spacious and airy, fully equipped kitchen with filtered water, two sinks, electric stove and oven, large refrigerator and walk-in pantry. A huge tamarind tree occupies the center of the living room/dining room and kitchen and rises through the house to provide shade, cool, beauty and fruit :) There are more than 18 trees on the property which provide a micro climate and haven for birds. The avocado and mamey trees provide wonderful fruit in the summer. Here is an excerpt from a former tenant's essay about the home: The Arch and the Flower It is said that the number that adorns the street is an answer to the final question, regarding life, the universe and all else. It is also said that the neighborhood bears the name of a hero, forgotten in the shadow of his more famous brother, killed in the Mixe mountains one hundred years ago. Or so is said, but we know how people like to talk. What I do know for certain, having seen it with my own eyes, is that the entrance to the house is immune to the passage of time, and that, above the gate, sculptures of a haughty, prancing horse and an unkempt insect guard the portal. These two, horse and insect, shelter from the perennial sun beneath a Moorish double archway, similar to the one this traveler discovered one afternoon during a downpour in Yaxcopoil. Beside the arch rest two retired sewing machines, dreaming of yesteryear, when they embroidered linen guayaberas and dresses, day and night. And beneath the arch, an eternal flower welcomes the visitor into the unexpected, which rests inside this warm oasis, hidden beneath the bright sky of the Yucatán. Edgar Franco, from his essay, El arco y la flor No one that has ever stayed here has wanted to leave.

Private Space Offered




900 ft2

Suited For

Property Type

Comments: The entire first floor of the home is available, completely private and separate from the upstairs, which is currently occupied by a couple of Sabbatical Homes academics. Shared areas include the laundry and pool.


From July 13, 2021 until September 30, 2021

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: The start date can be anytime after May 21st, and before June 30th. As we will be returning to our home in October, the end date is October 1st.


Private Space in a House in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Closest University

Autonomous University of Yucatan

Nearby Universities
Universidad Modelo

La Carranza

Nearby Cities

Progreso | Valladolid | Izamal | Uxmal

Comments: The tropical beauty of our home and area, despite the urban setting, make this a paradise. The city of Mérida, "cultural capital of Latin America", is vibrant with cultural offerings, including museums, galleries, nightlife, universities and markets.


  • Off Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $500 Monthly

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Renters split the electric bill with the upstairs tenants, and the landlords supply wifi, garbage and water.


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Ask about smoking in the home

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with plants or garden

Watering the plants in the front and back patios, keeping the areas swept and clean.

Comments: No





High Speed Internet




Wheelchair Access

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning










Art Studio

Comments: Half a block from la Avenida Alemán, with excellent public transportation, cabs, combis.


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Juana Alicia

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