About the Homestay
Eva and Juan are Ecuadorian and Mexican American citizens live in a large house with all amenities close to the center of the city of Merida, yucatan The house is fully townhouse is in a nice quiet neighborhood, opposite a park, this 4 bedrooms and three full bathrooms, has several places to relax, two terraces with nice view, two dining rooms, two dining rooms, two-story house, we only occupied a habitacion.Unicamente the bedrooms have air conditioning, in all other areas besides no fans excellent natural ventilation,
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is 15 minutes away by bus in Merida all buses into the center and the center to all destinations. the bus runs at approx every 30 minutes corner, we are 5 minutes from some malls like Plaza Dorada, or Americas, 15 minutes drive from the airport and 30 kms from Puerto Progreso, 10 minutes from Paseo Montejo, strip
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
We like to share and eventually respect the space of our guests, we are two old people, we like to walk and enjoy, we live with muuch tranquility, John does not listen well so the tv is always on a high volume, no smoking inside the house, but no open space on the terraces or patio, there are free to use the kitchen or whatever you need, but you must leave everything in place and clean, refer to invite Someone home, no pets inside the house, wish you sit in your house, you enjoy it and take care as if it were your own home
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Eva and her family were AMAZING. We stayed with her daughter in law Karina and her two children Gael and Fernanda. She treated us like family and we truly appreciated her generosity and care. The house was beautiful and has balconies, patios, and AC in the bedrooms. It is HOT in Merida in August -temps of 100 degrees even at night, and heat indexes of 114 daily. Bring 100spf and definitely bring bug spray!! We tried all kinds of authentic Mexican cuisine including machacados- a special slushy of any fruit you want. Esquites - an amazing mix of corn and Parmesan cheese and an array of toppings at the park of the Americas (pick the stand with the longest line it's the best!). We tried gorditas- handmade open pitas with various fillings like meat beans and cheese, and carne al pastor- an awesome open flame cooked meat that you can eat in tacos or on pizza! We visited the center of the city- check out casa maya for low priced jewelry and trinkets. We toured the cenotes, charcas de sal, and progreso beach, and even got a glimpse of some flamingos with our tour guide victor from sol turquesa tours( all in Spanish and very informative). We paid 1000 pesos per day for two people (about 55$ a day for both of us). We made friends with our uber driver (the bus was fast and bumpy but an adventure nonetheless!) The zoo and all museums were free. The city is SO SAFE AND CALM and the locals are wonderful. We loved the breakfast buffet at hotel colonial for 110 pesos a person (about 6$)- try the flan there! We toured an Hacienda which was a big plantation which was cool to see. Eva's neighborhood is within walking distance to various stores and a park. The bus comes right to the corner. Costco was the best place to get food for our stay. If you want to visit Mexico then Merida is the place to go! I was so sad to leave and look forward to returning! I truly left a piece of my heart in Merida and I will carry Merida with me in my heart always. An unforgettable experience!
Unfortunately Eva could not be there in person but she made sure that I still had a family to visit in Merida anyway. Such a thoughtful gesture and such a comfortable stay all round. Very easy to get into the centre and back. Would 100% recommend.
What a lovely couple to stay with! Eva and Juan are beautiful people who treated us like their own children. The house was clean, quiet and comfortable, but within a minute's walk to the bus stop where regular buses take you into downtown Merida. Eva took us to the beach and to a Cenote (highly reccomend!), even though she had friends visiting, and we really felt like we were involved and welcomed into their culture. Eva and Juan were always there for help and advice, and our two daughters (6 and 8) had a wonderful time - especially wild swimming at the cenote where racoons and coatis stole our sandwiches! We will miss these wonderful hosts and would highly recommend them to anyone, especially fmailies looking for a bit of emersion into local life. Thank you so much.
I had a great time! We shared family meals, stories and it was almost a complete immersion in Spanish (we cheated w/English now and then). Beaches, museums, shopping, repeat as needed. I look forward to returning to Merida. (driving here is not for the faint of heart)
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
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When can I share my contact details?
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