Casa Gloria is a renovated colonial home located in the heart of Merida’s Centro Historico, only four blocks from the colorful central plaza and two blocks from Parque Santa Lucia. Casa Gloria is a place of peace and simple luxury with high ceilings, original pasta-tiled floors, and an Art Deco feel that bespeaks Merida’s historic French influence. With its three roomy bedrooms, private casita, four baths and large swimming pool, it is an ideal base of operations for a relaxed Merida vacation for groups of four to seven.
Entering from the street, you are immediately surrounded by a blend of old world beauty and modern amenities. The dramatic entrance hallway flows into a spacious outdoor sala (living room), and on into a shady central courtyard, open to the sky and breezes.
A modern media room with large flat-panel TV and comfortable leather furniture leads into a splendid master suite plus two more large bedrooms, both of which open onto the courtyard. The casita is a small, freestanding private guest house with a foldout futon for sleeping.
Entertaining at Casa Gloria is a joyful enterprise centered around the colorful, fully-equipped kitchen, which opens onto the pool area with its covered patio and adjacent dining room. The large pool will be your oasis as you soak up the sun—then blend up the Margaritas, turn on the lights and savor the tropical nights cooled by fragrant breezes and guarded by towering royal palms.
Two newly renovated bathrooms serve the front of the house; two more bathrooms, linked by a stone-walled outdoor shower, are in the pool area and casita. All plumbing in the house is upgraded to North American standards. All rooms have efficient, modern ceiling fans; the media room and three bedrooms each have their own air-conditioning units. There is also a laundry area with washer and dryer.
The house is served by a WiFi network, so you can be both on vacation and online at the same time. Stereo/CD player with iPod hookup is in the dining room cabinet. A local, bilingual property manager is available to meet guests, answer questions and for emergencies.
$175 USD/ night, 4 night minimum, low season
$1,000 USD/ week low season
$1,500 USD/ week high season