Modern Colonial in Santiago YHL1027 $235,000
Turn Key Investment and Retirement/Vacation Property in Merida, Mexico
Villa Caribe is a well-established vacation rental property with excellent reviews and guests who return year after year. This is a low maintenance property with an exceptional property manager and over $10,000 in bookings already committed for 2016. The Villa is fully furnished and the new owner can negotiate to purchase the furniture. The owners have exceeded their financial goals for the property and are ready to sell to an investor who would be interested in running a successful business from any armchair in the world and make at least a 10% annual return on their investment. Of course, you can live in Villa Caribe part-time and rent it out when you aren’t in Merida, or whatever your needs and future plans might be.
The Villa is fully furnished and includes the items listed below:
- 2 sets of bedding for each bedroom
- Bath towels and pool towels
- Fully stocked kitchen including: blender, toaster, coffee maker, pots/pans, dishes, glassware, flatware, cooking utensils, Tupperware, bowls, knives, etc.
- Air conditioning in each room
- GE stainless steel appliances including gas stove
- Shop Vac
- Cleaning supplies
- Stacked Bosch washer dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Flat screen TV
- DVD player
- Wireless Internet
- All furniture as seen in pictures
About Villa Caribe
Welcome to Villa Caribe, your home away from home in Merida, Mexico. Situated on a rare bus-free street with minimal traffic, Villa Caribe is located right in the heart of Merida’s historic colonial Centro, a short walk away from the the main square, where you will find one of the oldest cathedrals on the American continent. Only 2 short blocks from a shaded stroll on the Avenida Itzaes, and 2 blocks from Parque Santiago with its food stalls, daily market and dancing under the stars to live big band music on Tuesday nights. Villa Caribe is close to restaurants, supermarkets… in short, everything you need to enjoy the gentle life of this spectacular tropical city.
This historical home of Villa Caribe boasts a large array of features. The 1,800+ square foot Colonial home has been lovingly restored to its former glory, but with all the modern amenities you could want, including air conditioning in every room. With open concept living/dining and gourmet kitchen area; 16-foot ceilings with original wood beams and custom made pasta tile floors, this floor plan is perfect for entertaining. Make dinner in the gourmet kitchen and enjoy it in cool comfort while sitting at the dining table with views to the pool and tropical garden, or dine alfresco in the large covered outdoor dining area next to the pool. Every detail has been thought of at Villa Caribe including adding ceiling fans to the covered terrace so on those nights with no breeze, you can create your own and dine or lounge in comfort. The well though out courtyard and back garden includes seventeen different species of tropical plants, complete with a lighting and irrigation package custom designed for the garden.
Wake up in your luxurious king size bed in the master bedroom and watch the hummingbirds feeding on the sweet nectar of the tropical plants or just gaze out at the blue water of the pool. The master bedroom includes a walk-through closet and an oversized master bathroom with double vanity and a large shower.
After a long day of taking in the sites, head back to the Villa for a dip in the pool or maybe just gently sway in your hammocks in the quiet tropical garden. After dinner, retire to the den and watch a movie or kick back and read a book. Villa Caribe is the perfect home away from home, and has everything you need for the perfect vacation home or to put down roots in this beautiful city.
Merida is a busy city of over one million people, with top restaurants, beautiful architecture, thriving public squares, art galleries, a symphony orchestra, ballet and museums. The cultural activity of the Yucatan is kept alive throughout the year by the local, national and international artistic communities. Most galleries and museums are within walking distance of Villa Caribe, and there are dozens of free events and others with modest entry fees. Daily excursions can take you to white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, fishing villages, mangroves, flamingo reserves, cenotes (swimming holes), caves, and Mayan ruins, including one of the new seven wonders of the ancient world, Chichen Itza. And there are two excellent golf courses only 20 minutes away from the Villa.
Merida is the capital and largest city in Yucatan state and the cultural and financial capital of the region. It’s a modern, cosmopolitan city with museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops and boutiques. A major center of commerce, Merida Yucatan is considered the crossroads of the region and one of the most important places to experience the Mayan heritage.
Mérida gets its nickname, La Ciudad Blanca (The White City), from the predominance of white limestone that was used as a building material; although locals today will tell you that it also has to do with the cleanliness of the city’s streets and public areas, not to mention how safe the city is to vacation and live.
A few guest reviews of Villa Caribe:
An Exceptional Home
This is a beautiful home that exceeded my very high expectations. The home has a thoughtfully styled interior and private and relaxing outdoor space. It really was more lovely than the photographs. I have been traveling to Mexico for over 30 years and have stayed in some amazing residences and this is by far one of my favorite homes. In Merida you want a home off the bus lines, this location is perfect as it get minimal traffic. Major pluses: The manager is very experienced in assuring the home is clean and responds immediately. She arranged a car so I could get around easily to various locations. After spending time in Centro, the area of museums, restaurants, it is so nice to come away to a quiet place. I walked to areas for shopping, restaurants, galleries, within 10 minutes.
Relaxing and Beautiful!
It was a pleasure staying at Villa Caribe. Beautiful, peaceful, modern, well equipped villa in the heart of a bustling robust city. Merida is a mix of colonial and Maya culture where the people are friendly. Behind the façade of the house is a quiet oasis. There were several days we didn’t even leave the house, just lazed by the pool with a cold drink and relaxed. We enjoyed the birds that visited the pool daily for a drink, particularly the very entertaining “Great-tailed Grackles”. The pool is also a treat after a day of walking or sight-seeing. The Villa is not far from the bus stations where you can catch buses to visit nearby towns and attractions such as Progreso, Izamal, Celestun, Uxmal and more. It is only a short walk to nearby parks and the historic Centro. We would recommend Villa Caribe.
The owner was quick to respond to my questions, and made arrangements for my stay to be perfect! Most definitely recommend Villa Caribe it is a delight.
Quiet Oasis in the white city
Loved our stay at the Villa Caribe. The house is an old colonial villa redone with exquisite modern taste. Opening the front door one enters a serene oasis in a pulsing alive city. What a treat is was to come back from our many excursions-there is so much to see in and around Merida – to this lovely place. We had rented a car and visited Chichen Itza, Izamal, Progreso, Uxmal and The flamingo reserve in Celestun. It was great to jump into the pool( our own private cenote) after all the visiting. The kitchen is great and so are the bedrooms with comfortable mattresses and bedding. We just loved it.