Hangin’ at the Hacienda
Outdoor family area and dining area
When Tony wrote up Ten Things we Loved about Merida, he totally overlooked my favorite thing here – our beautiful casa. Casa Iberica, named after the nearby Iberica Park, served as our home in Merida for a luxurious three weeks. We nick-named the lavish pad “our little hacienda” because after the small apartments we had in Playa del Carmen, Casa Iberica felt like a sprawling palace. Decked out with an entry foyer, two bedrooms, a living room, an outdoor family room / dining area, and a very well equipped kitchen, the casa had everything we needed and more. Even better, there was a beautiful little garden area with a dipping pool in the “shape of the pyramid at Chichen Itza” (we’re not making that up). That pool was a major blessing as the mercury hit 40 C (104 F) while we were in Merida.
Casa Iberica was also super convenient as it was only 20 minutes walk from Merida’s Plaza Grande to the south and Walmart to the east. That Walmart comes in handy for travelers who want to take FULL advantage of that fabulous kitchen. If you don’t want to walk, you can hop on the bus which stops just in front of the house.
Thanks to Ivonne Trujillo, the property manager, we had a wonderful time here. If you are interested in renting a property in or around Merida, Ivonne is the person to talk to. She was born in the Yucatan, grew up in Florida and then returned to her native Mexico where she now manages 20+ foreign-owned properties. A handful of them are in Merida, and the others are along the local Gulf coast. Check out Ivonne’s website www.ivonneyucatan.com/en/ where you can view all the properties as well as get Ivonne’s contact info.
Pool shaped like “the pyramid at Chichen Itza” 🙂
One of two bedrooms
Thomas in the kitchen
Tony in the hammock