Casa de Las Artistas
This wonderful two-bedroom artist’s house is just one and one half blocks from Plaza Santiago, a bustling city center with a daily market, cocina economica restaurants, a fountain, children’s playground, church and open square. Every Tuesday night, Santiago comes alive with music, as a live Big Band serenades the neighborhood and the neighbors come out to dance under the stars.
Casa de Las Artistas provides a lovely space, with living quarters centered on a beautiful, intimate patio with a seating area with a marble bistro table. The back patio is planted with splendid bougainvillias, a fig tree, three orange trees, papaya, cacti… all provided with substantial shade from a copse of ramones trees. The patio is especially inviting during the heat of the day, providing a place to lie swaying in the hammock by the pool with a pina colada as the fresh catch purchased earlier from Santiago market simmers on the barbecue.
The house is furnished with many marble and ironwork tables and a mahogany bed. The bedroom and kitchen face the patios, each with French doors providing excellent cross ventilation. There is a small swimming pool for cooling off in the tropical air and a fountain that fills the patio with the sound of water.The scent of the orange trees in bloom might remind the visitor of the poetry of Garcia Lorca and maybe even forgotten corners of the gardens of the Alhambra.
From Casa de las Artistas, it is just a ten minute walk to the Plaza Grande, the José Peón Contrera Opera House, the Merida English Language Library, the Merida Centennial Zoo, multiple museums and central shopping. The house is also close to Clinica Mérida, one of Mérida’s leading hospitals.
- 1 double bed
- 1 single bed
- floor fans
- ceiling fan
- full kitchen
- marble dining table
- marble coffee tables
- patio tables
- pool and tropical garden
- washing machine
- original pasta tile floors
- A/C in master bedroom
- iron protectores throughout
$600.00 USD per month April-November
$250.00 USD per week
$900.00 USD per month December-March
$350.00 USD per week
Utilities and cleaning services not included
Bruce Davis or Marina Epstein
999-141-4898 in Merida or 802-229-6297 in USA
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