Acanceh, Yucatan, Mexico
Casa Petén is located only 30 minutes from Mérida yet feels like a world away. Tucked away in the lush jungle of the Yucatan, equal parts old-world charm and modern design combine flawlessly as an amazing location for the ideal vacation. This award-winning contemporary architecture can lodge up to 6 guests.
Casa Petén is a modern jewel. Set within Estancia Mayan, and adjacent to Casa Itzá, Casa Petén is set within a great lawn lined with Royal Palms, allowing full privacy and relaxation within this contemporary home.
Surrounded by water lily reflecting ponds, this 2000 square foot (186 square meters) home is built in the 2-acre henequen drying fields of the hacienda and is enclosed by the haciendas original 11-foot wall, creating its own private world.
Casa Petén has 2 bedrooms: one King Bedroom & one bedroom with two Queen beds. Each bedroom has its own full modern bathroom. In between the two bedrooms is the open living space consisting of a modern kitchen, sunken living area and dining space for 6. The unique design has floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that when opened recess fully into the walls and give you the feeling of being outdoors. Casa Petén is air-conditioned and has ceiling fans in all rooms.
Looking out of the living area on one side guests will find a patio with a 30-foot lily pond. Walk out the opposite side and enjoy the beautiful 3-sided infinity-edge swimming pool, pergola and patio.
The home is constructed of hardwoods, limestone and plaster polished to a sleek finish by the ancient Mayan technique called chukum. The ceiling and door heights are 10 feet giving every room a sense of great space.
About Casa Petén
Casa Petén is located on Hacienda Itzá (which can also be rented separately or in conjunction with Casa Petén) in Yucatan, Mexico. After the Spanish conquest, parcels of land were gifted to Spanish Noblemen. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Haciendas were built on much of this land in order to produce henequen. This agave plant was also referred to as the ‘Green Gold’. It was harvested and used to produce a fiber for rope that was sold around the world. The fiber was shipped out of the nearby port of Sisal, which is how this fiber came to be known worldwide. In the early 1900s, with the invention of synthetic fibers, these Haciendas were closed or abandoned over time, mostly left to ruin.
The estate was purchased by the current owners in 2003 and soon after began restoration. A major part of the phase two restoration included the award-winning Casa Petén. The design and construction of Casa Petén was done by the renowned Mexican architect Salvador Reyes Rios and his partner and wife Josefina Larrain. Casa Petén sits within the walled drying fields independent from the hacienda providing an interesting modern contrast to the historic hacienda.
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from $394 / night