Merida, Mexico

Casa Yucatán

Low season per night from$417High season per night from$500


Contemporary meets colonial


Historic hacienda



Ancient Mayan jungle surrounds Casa Yucatán, a villa on the grounds of a hacienda where plant fibres – known as ‘green gold’ – were dried. Large sliding glass doors that disappear into the chukum walls create an indoor-outdoor experience that inspires guests to live in balance with the exotic gardens and jungle beyond. During the day, wander the grounds and enjoy the pool at the heart of the garden; at night, marvel at the otherworldly lightshow as the two acres of gardens are illuminated by fireflies. When the itch to explore the ancient lands around you strikes, venture to Mayan ruins, beaches, sapphire cenotes (ancient and sacred water sources) or the colonial city of Mérida, which some historians consider to be the oldest continually occupied city in the Americas.

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First Glance

  • A contemporary space that encourages guests to enjoy indoor and outdoor living.
  • The kitchen is large and well stocked with everything you’ll need.
  • The modern dining room seats six people and is open to the rest of the living space.
  • The living room has a comfortable sofa and is surrounded on all sides by sliding glass doors and screens.
  • There’s a large bathroom that also serves the second bedroom.

Villa highlights

  • Contemporary architecture, Mayan heritage
  • Limitless activities
  • Indoor-outdoor living

Sleeping arrangements

  • The 55sq m master bedroom has a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.
  • The 35sq m second bedroom has two queen-size beds, an armoire and a desk.

Key kit

  • There are stereos provided for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • WiFi.
  • The villa is wheelchair accessible.
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Housekeeping visits every morning.
  • Laundry service costs US$5 a load.


  • The 15-metre pool has a shaded seating area at one end with four sunloungers.
  • It is located in the heart of the garden, attached to the house perpendicularly.
  • There are pool toys available.


  • There is parking for plenty of cars.
  • Weber barbecue.
  • The villa has two acres of manicured, enclosed gardens with the jungle beyond the walls.


  • The villa is a short ride from Acanceh, though is relatively isolated; you’ll need a car.
  • Acanceh, and its daily market and Mayan ruins, is two kilometres away.
  • Mérida International Airport is 43 kilometres away.
  • The closest beach is at Progresso, 65 kilometres from the property.
  • Mérida – and the cenotes in and around it – is 25 kilometres away.

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