Casa Petén
Casa Petén
Casa Petén
Casa Petén
Casa Petén

Casa Petén

Acanceh, Yucatan, Mexico

Guests4 GuestsBedrooms2 BedroomsBathrooms2 Bathrooms

Description

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.

Property Layout

  • Bedroom 1: Sleeping up to two guests, this king size bedroom features 600-count linens and includes a modern en-suite bathroom with organic locally made toiletries. This room is fully air-conditioned.
  • Bedroom 2: Sleeping up to four guests, this bedroom consists of two queen sized beds featuring 600-count linens and a modern en-suite bathroom with organic locally made toiletries. This room is fully air-conditioned.
  • This property includes a Flat-screen TV & Apple TV with a Blue ray DVD Player

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.

If you are captivated by the Hacienda but are looking for a bigger villa, take a look at the neighbouring Hacienda Itzá! Or, alternatively, rent the entire Estancia Mayan.

Minimum Requirement information:

  • Please note that there is a minimum stay requirement of 2 nights between July 1st and September 30th.
  • Please note that there is a minimum stay requirement of 3 nights between January 6th - June 30th & October 1st to December 19th.
  • Please note that there is a minimum stay requirement of 7 nights between December 20th and January 6th.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Hacienda Safe? Yucatecos are gentle, respectful people. The city of Merida is far removed from the violence of Northern Mexico and is written about internationally for its safety.
  • Is it safe to drive in Mexico? Yes, especially in the Yucatan. Adhere to the rules of the road as you would anywhere. The highway between Cancun and Merida is well paved and marked and the speed limit is 90kmh.
  • Is the Hacienda safe? The area is quiet and filled with local families who have lived here for generations, many of whom are employees. The estate has full-time managers who live on-site, all rooms have safety boxes, and the exteriors and entrances are fitted with cameras for peace of mind.
  • Can I drink the water? No, the tap water is not for drinking. We provide purified water coolers in the kitchen for drinking. Purified ice cubes are provided and additional can be purchased locally.
  • What is the weather like? Spring is hot and dry, Summer is hot and rainy, Fall is a little cooler and dryer and Winter is cooler and dry. In the cooler months, guests may need a sweater for evenings. Hot can be 80-95+, cool is 65-70’s. Rains tend to come and go in the later afternoon. 2-4pm tends to be the hottest time of the day.

Additional Information

  • Pets are allowed with notice and $50 per stay fee
  • Events can be arranged upon prior discussion, contract and extra fee
  • All fruits or vegetables that will be consumed raw need to be disinfected. This property manager provides anti-bacterial wash in the kitchens.
  • Electricity at the hacienda is 110 Volts, 60 cycles. All electrical plugs and receptacles are the same as in the US.
  • Guests most often stock up and buy groceries in Merida at one of the large chain grocery stores or Costco. The Hacienda is also located 5 minutes from the town of Acanceh where guests can purchase very basic products but it is always best to plan ahead and stock up in Merida. The same applies to alcohol as only beer is available locally.

Services

Included Services

  • Please note that the price listed includes the local 16% VAT plus 5% lodging tax (for a total of 21% tax)
  • Children's cot on request
  • Children's highchair on request
  • The property has two household staff who daily will make the beds, clean the house, and wash the dishes. The staff will also change linens every three days. The staff are on-premises daily from 8am-3pm.
  • There is 2 garden staff who maintain the gardens and pools daily. The staff are on-premises daily from 8am-3pm.
  • There is an onsite property manager throughout the stay

Optional Services

  • Laundry service
  • Chef
  • Venue for Weddings
  • Traditional Mayan shaman cleansing ceremony
  • Mezcal tasting
  • Yucatec cooking class
  • Salsa lessons
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Meditation
  • Unlimited ideas for group outings and unique experiences. The property manager can help arrange private tours to explore downtown Merida, climb ancient ruins, or take a refreshing dip in an other-worldly cenote.
  • Arrange private transportation and tours
  • This property manager can provide pre-arrival shopping
Casa Petén
Casa Petén
Casa Petén
Casa Petén