- Updated On:
- September 26, 2021
- 8 Bedrooms
- 9 Bathrooms
- 1,012 m2
- Year Built: 1850
This beautiful 19th-century property combines the coveted architectural features of Mérida’s magnificent colonial homes with the stylistic elements of the glamorous haciendas of the time. It was last extensively renovated in 2012 and in this context was awarded the prestigious Icon Award for the best historical renovation by Architectural Digest (AD).
Behind the 24 m (79 ft) wide, impressive colonial facade hides a spacious mansion with an inner garden as well as an extensive pool and garden area. With 2.100 m2 (22.604 ft2) of land space, it is never cramped. On the contrary, in the rear area of the property, there is even room for further construction.
The floor plan of the historic building is very accommodating to its current use as a boutique hotel. Through the main entrance and a hallway with high ceilings, guests and residents enter an open pillared hall, which frames the inner garden with a fountain on three sides. The hall provides direct access to four of the eight guest rooms, a large dining room, and an elegant common room. The dining room is adjoined by an office. Another room, which is currently used as a storage room, can be reached both via the pillared hall and conveniently and quickly via the right-side entrance of the building.
Four additional bedrooms are distributed over the two-story rear building section of the historic main house. This is reached through a light-flooded hallway with double-height ceilings. A special highlight of this part of the building is the filigree columned veranda, which extends over the entire width of the first floor and the upper floor. Basically, all bedrooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms. One master bedroom on the upper floor offers, in addition, a great wooden terrace with an outdoor shower and views over the interior garden.
Besides the lavishly renovated historic main house, the aforementioned expansive pool and garden area is another attraction of this property. Surrounded by palm trees and tropical plants, the shapely pool invites you to swim, the sun loungers to linger and the bar to enjoy fresh cocktails. The filigree columned facade of the main house and the bar area at the rear is already eye-catchers during the day. The soft light of the late evening sun combined with the spectacular outdoor lighting further lends a deeply romantic ambiance to this peaceful spot.
Hidden behind the back wall of the pool and garden area is another property, which can be entered through two arches in the style of the original gates of a hacienda. The left part of the property is designed as a green oasis or rest garden with its large, spreading trees. This part even offers space for further constructions such as several guest rooms or an owner’s villa. The right part of the property houses a modern building with a fully equipped community kitchen as well as service and storage rooms.
As a technical highlight of the property, reference should be made at this point to the lavishly equipped solar system with 88 solar panels. This covers 100% of the property’s energy requirements even during the energy-intensive summer months.
The property can be purchased as pure real estate as well as an accommodation business with complete equipment and an established business model. The implemented business structure is already tax- and cost-optimized and particularly attractive for prospective buyers from the USA. A rededication of the property from the existing hotel business to purely private property is easily possible with slight modifications. For more information on the property’s amenities, please see the Facts section below.
Year of construction｜19th century
Year of latest renovation｜2012
- SPECTACULAR HISTORIC BUILDING
- FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED
- TROPICAL GARDEN WITH LARGE POOL
- SOLAR SYSTEM WITH 88 PANELS
- LARGE LOT
- TAX-/COST-OPTIMIZED BUSINESS STRUCTURE IN PLACE
HOUSE AND PLOT
- Main and side entrance
- Hallway (entrance area)
- Hallway with double ceiling height (to the garden)
- Dining room
- Common room
- Storage room (service/laundry room)
- Inner garden with a fountain
- 8 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (guest capacity: 24 people)
- 3 junior suites (R 1, 2, 3)
- 1 King Loft Suite (R 4)
- 1 King Room (R 5)
- 1 Queen room (R 6)
- 1 Room with private balcony (R 7)
- 1 Loft with 3 beds (R 8)
- Fully equipped communal kitchen
- Storage rooms
- Service room
- Engine room
- Large garden with tropical plants and palm trees (pool area)
- Well-designed filtered pool
- Outside shower
- Quiet garden with a fountain and large, spreading trees in the rear area of the property
- Front yard
- 24 m (79 ft) colonial-style facade
- Original “pasta” tiles
- High beam ceilings in the colonial part
- Reclaimed hardwood doors and windows
- Skylights for indirect daylight
- Completely walled and gated
- High-speed internet via fiber optic cable
- A solar system with 88 solar panels
- Air conditioning throughout the property
- Ceiling fans
- Several hot water boilers
- Washer and dryer combined
- Stationary gas tank
- City water
- Water tank
Considered one of the oldest neighborhoods of Merida, Barrio de Santiago has a lot of history dating back nearly 400 years. It is by far one of the most demanded, colorful, and well-restored neighborhoods. Many Americans and Canadians reside here and have renovated colonial-style homes.
A great number of Mérida’s main tourist attractions like theaters, galleries, museums, as well as lots of fine restaurants and famous parks like Parque Santiago, Parque Santa Lucia, or Plaza Grande with the main cathedral are within walking distance. So is the meanwhile famous Mérida English Library (MEL), a popular meeting place for many English-speaking visitors and residents.
The combination out of its fantastic location, great colonial architecture, and wide range of cultural and leisure activities makes Santiago absolutely unique and a great place to live!
- Zoo｜300 m (0.2 mi)
- Park Santiago｜700 m (0.4 mi)
- Mérida English Library (MEL)｜1.4 km (0.9 mi)
- Plaza Grande｜1.5 km (0.9 mi)
- Theater José Peón｜1.6 km (1.0 mi)
- Park Santa Lucía｜1.8 km (1.1 mi)
- Park Santa Ana｜2.2 km (1.4 mi)
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