Travelers are drawn to Mérida, Mexico for the Spanish colonial vibe and romantic architecture. The good news for us is that many of the old city’s centuries-old homes have been lovingly restored as guesthouses, allowing us to briefly bask in their courtyards as if we’re in a Gabriel García Márquez novel! Couples looking for a romantic getaway, and those who appreciate glamorous interiors filled with antiques: keep reading below for the best, the most beautiful, and the most instagram-worthy homes to book in Merida.
La Casita of Maison Azul
$102/nt, 1 bedroom, sleeps 2
This is a 100 year old casita surrounded by a pool and gardens. It stands alone from the rest of the house, in which other bedrooms are also available to book, but shares the kitchen and pool area with the owners and other guests. We personally stayed here for two nights and can absolutely recommend it! Read our full review here. And if it’s fully booked, good news because the owners, Stan and Sherry, just finished renovating another Merida home in their signature antique style, called Casa Boheme.
$100/nt, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6
Modern minimalism meets colonial in this indoor/outdoor concept home that’s inspired by traditional Mexican folk art! And if it’s already booked during your desired dates, then be sure to check out all of the other Mérida homes operated by this group, Remixto. They have 28 listings available in Merida and every single one is jaw dropping!
$108/nt, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
This home may be a bit outside walking distance to downtown, but with floors and doors like that, it HAS to be included in this list of beautiful homes. Taxi!
$92/nt, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6
This newly renovated home was built in the 1800s and is finished out with beautiful design details. Booked up? Check out all the other spaces designed by Burro y Flauta Vacation Rentals – Casa Koala is another great choice!
$108/nt, 1 bedroom plus a loft, sleeps 4
If you’re a fan of all white interiors plus natural wood elements, you’ll love this home. No pool here, though!
Adam and Emma’s House: Style on a budget
$62/nt, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
This well designed home comes in way under our $100 range and bonus, you can use the bikes!
Santa Ana Colonial B&B
$98/nt, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
This is a second floor suite in a large and beautiful antique-filled home with a lush garden and lots of cats!
$93/nt, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
Loving the rustic details of this house including the cenote-inspired bath!
$92/nt, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
This house is a unique “writer’s abode” with a huge 60′ lap pool!
$78/nt, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5
A colorful and artistic home that combines colonial style with mid-century modern in the colors of traditional Mexican folk art!
All of the properties above are located in the heart of downtown Merida, within walking distance to the old city’s historic squares and many cultural events. While there are of course many glamorous hotels in the area, hopefully this post opened your eyes about what other kind of accommodations are available at a very reasonable price. Please note that prices fluctuate with the season. Start planning your next getaway and click this link to get $40 off your first Airbnb rental!
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