Casa Cocodrilo, a spacious, bright, airy, colonial-era home in bustling historic Merida Centro: Elegant and welcoming, Casa Cocodrilo embraces you as you enter and delights you throughout its spaces.
Tastefully updated and well-maintained, an aura of a polished past remains. With three large bedrooms, a lush tropical landscaped backyard, home to birds, flowers, and a refreshing pool, Cocodrilo is a design lovers oasis.
This large property includes the stately main house and a back casita connected by a private walled garden with a lovely pool. The main casa features a large entry foyer, formal dining room, highly functional kitchen with plenty of workspaces, an ample living room that melds into a long screened dining porch, large bedroom, full bathroom, and a laundry/utility bodega. The 19-foot tall ceilings, pasta tiles floors, and rustic wooden doors are original, reflecting timeless solid construction and simpler times. Ceiling fans keep the fresh air moving. The bedroom and dining room are air-conditioned.
Walk through the backyard to the master suites casita. Two generously sized air-conditioned master bedrooms, each with a full bathroom, connected by a reading/cocktail terrace, the casita offers privacy and tranquility.
Casa Cocodrilo offers views of the garden from both the main casa and the casita into the nights as the backyard has tasteful lighting for evenings outside. Don’t be surprised to see and hear the flock of parrots that fly over the back of the property heading west every morning, returning eastward late in the afternoon.
Located between the Santa Ana neighborhood and the Hotel district, Cocodrilo is less than a five-minute walk from the grand boulevard, Paseo de Montejo (restaurants, coffee shops, banks, museums, Sunday bike route). The popular Saturday morning Slow Food Organic Market is an eight-minute walk up Avenida Reforma. Only a 20-minute stroll to the Main Zocalo (Plaza Grande) and a convenient Taxi or Uber ride to any place in the historic downtown (El Centro) or the ultra-modern and expanding "North" as well as the gulf coasts beaches, getting around is easy. Prefer to drive? Cocodrilo boasts a garage. Unlike many in Centro, wide enough to open the doors once you pull your car in.
Proximity to the new Convention Center and the lively courtyard restaurant and boutique shopping complex, Paseo-60, add to Casa Cocodrilo’s popularity as a vacation rental. After a busy day, a return to Cocodrilo is akin to a cleansing breathe. Welcome home!