Voted the cultural capital of the Americas, Merida, Mexico, is a vibrant historic town built on the ruins of an ancient Mayan civilization. The streets are dotted with 17th-century churches, colorful buildings, and authentic Spanish colonial homes. If museums filled with ancient artifacts, low key beaches, and traditional Yucatecan cuisine sound appealing, you should definitely consider adding a stop in Merida to your Mexico itinerary.
From original colonial homes to ultra-modern apartments, Merida is filled with fantastic vacation rentals. Read on for a list of the best Airbnbs in Merida. To ensure top-notch quality, each of the following homes is presided over by a superhost – a host with a superb track record of providing excellent accommodation. All of the rentals are also appointed with essential modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
For a luxurious stay in the heart of the town, spend your vacation in this one-of-a-kind historic villa.
Recently restored, the house offers modern amenities and stunning colonial architecture. Intricate chandeliers, colorful walls, colonial furnishings, and arched doorways add to the beautiful atmosphere. There are two spacious living rooms, one which boasts an open-air design and leads out to a patio fountain. With two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, the villa can comfortably sleep up to four guests. The main bedroom offers a king-size bed, a dressing room, a Smart TV, an en suite bathroom, and French doors leading out to the patio. The second bedroom is furnished with two single beds and has its own Smart TV and a private bathroom. There is also a gourmet full kitchen with a granite island, and the focal point of the home is the in-ground pool on the back terrace.
Situated in the safe and calm neighborhood of Barrio de Santa Ana, this Merida Airbnb is a great choice for guests traveling with children. The town center is just a few minutes away, as is the Paseo de Montejo, which is a popular avenue among the locals.
For another lovely stay with a central location, consider this romantic vacation rental in Merida.
The interior boasts a bohemian style and even comes with its own showroom, which features gorgeous artwork on display. There is also a private oasis with a hot tub and a hammock surrounded by indoor plants. Ideal for a solo traveler or a couple, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom home is furnished with a queen-size bed. The comfy living room features colorful furniture and unique artwork, and there is a separate office space with a large desk and white exposed brick walls. Appointed with modern appliances and a full selection of cooking supplies, the eat-in kitchen is furnished with a large dining table. Upstairs, you’ll find an extra game room perfect for playing cards or relaxing with a drink.
Set in the heart of downtown, this eclectic home for two is within walking distance of endless attractions and vibrant nightlife. Santa Ana and Santa Lucia Square are also just a short walk away as are several coffee bars, galleries, restaurants, and pubs.
Artistic Design Loft
This stunning loft in Centro, Merida, comes with a massive in-ground pool surrounded by nature.
The interior is well decorated, bright, and spacious with a full wall of glass that opens up to connect the living area with the luxurious pool area. With soaring high ceilings, wood furnishings, and an open-concept layout, the combined dining area and kitchen offers a four-person table, a desk, and a breakfast bar. Ideal for single guests and travelers, the one-bedroom house for rent in Merida is furnished with a queen-size bed. There is also one deluxe full bathroom with a rain-style walk-in shower and a double sink vanity.
Nearby attractions include Santa Lucia Park, Santiago Market, and the famous Cathedral of Merida.
Another stylish and comfortable stay with a central location, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom Airbnb in Merida is ideal for couples and small groups of up to four guests.
The interior boasts a regional style with stone accents, unique tilework, and bright pops of color. There is a cozy living room and a luxurious full kitchen with green cabinetry and a shiny white island table. The bedroom is furnished with a double bed, and there is an extra sofa bed in the living room. Glass doors in the bedroom lead outside to the plant-filled terrace, which features a large in-ground pool.
You’ll only need to walk a few blocks to check out great eateries and enticing attractions like Santiago Park, Santiago Market, the Cathedral of San Ildefonso, and the Casa Montejo Museum.
Casa de la Luz
If you’re interested in renting a house in Merida with room for a few more people, consider a stay in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom colonial home.
Up to six guests can stay in the home, which is furnished with three queen-size beds. The house is beautiful and bright with a yellow facade, original pasta tile floors, and high ceilings with exposed beams. The cozy living room is characterized by pastel green walls, and the spacious eat-in kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, orange granite countertops, and terrace access. On the terrace, you’ll find a spiral staircase descending toward your private tropical oasis complete with palms and an in-ground pool. Both bedrooms and bathrooms are incredibly luxurious with convenient features like room-darkening curtains and deep soaking tubs.
One additional benefit of this unique stay is that it is managed by the Hotel Luz en Yucatan, which is located less than a block away and can help you with bookings and recommendations. Santa Lucia Park is also next door and offers some of the best bars and restaurants in town.
Santa Ana Home With Garden Views
Surrounded by iconic Merida attractions, this peaceful abode offers a relaxing stay in the historic center.
Recently renovated, the gorgeous interior offers terracotta flooring, bamboo ceilings, and exposed stone accents. With one full bathroom and one bedroom with a king-size bed, the house is ideal for independent travelers and couples. A large wall in the living room completely opens up to bring in the tropical surroundings, and the massive full kitchen comes with stainless-steel appliances and a combined washer-dryer. There is also a TV in the bedroom and a great selection of books to choose from during your stay. Outside, you’ll find a private terrace with an in-ground pool, a cozy sitting area, and tropical gardens.
The convenient location makes this one of the best Airbnbs in Merida for exploring nearby beaches and Mayan ruins. There are also many parks and green spaces in the neighborhood as well as gorgeous old mansions and local eateries.
Casa del Confidente
Enjoy your Merida vacation with the luxury of your own private oasis. This artistic and authentic home offers a glass-tile pool surrounded by gardens.
With 25-foot ceilings, lovely masonry wall art, and original pasta floors, the impressive interior is spacious and stylish. Up to four guests can stay in the home, which offers two bedrooms with double beds and 2.5 bathrooms. There is a comfortable living room with a stone fireplace and red accent walls and a formal dining area with an elegant chandelier. The massive full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and an elegant design, and the luxurious bathrooms offer exposed stone walls and vessel sinks. If you need to get some work done on your trip, there is also a convenient office area next to the kitchen.
Although this Airbnb in Merida is conveniently located on a busy downtown street, the bedrooms are tucked away and quiet. Paseo de Montejo is just a few blocks away and offers endless activities and venues such as fine restaurants and museums.
Small but stylish, this downtown Merida Airbnb offers a peaceful stay in a walkable neighborhood near Centro.
Up to four guests can stay in the two-bedroom home, which is furnished with two double beds and comes with a Smart TV and black-out shutters in each room. There is one full bathroom with a vessel sink, a luxurious walk-in shower, and a great selection of high-end toiletries. The eat-in full kitchen is modern and well equipped, and the combined living room and dining area is the perfect place to cool off and hang out as a group. For some luxurious relaxation, step onto the gorgeous terrace featuring a private pool, a tropical garden, and a sitting area shaded by bamboo.
Located in downtown Merida, this convenient home offers a top-notch stay in the heart of town. The main square is just a short walk away, and there is a bus station around the corner that will get you to the center in just a few minutes.
Romantic Loft in Santa Ana
This bohemian-style vacation apartment for rent in Merida offers a luxurious stay with modern amenities and a convenient location.
The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, a wooden armoire, and a live-edge desk, and the en suite bathroom offers stone accents, a vessel sink, and a walk-in shower. There is a stylish kitchenette with a gorgeous wooden breakfast bar and stylish wood cabinetry that ties in with the rustic style of the home. Purified water, coffee, and tea are included as are plush towels, soft linens, and beach gear. The romantic atmosphere and the cozy layout make this stay particularly great for couples, although there is a sofa bed in the living room that can sleep two extra guests. Your hosts can also help you set up travel experiences such as guided tours, private food tastings, and visits to the Emerald Coast.
Santa Ana is a trendy neighborhood rich in culture and popular among tourists and locals alike. There are many historic sites and delicious eateries just around the corner, and this apartment is in a great spot for exploring the nearby Mayan cities.
Casa Escalera al Cielo
If you’re looking for breathtaking architecture and all of the luxury of a five-star hotel, look no further than this one-of-a-kind vacation home in Centro.
This is the only private Airbnb in Merida that directly faces one of the town’s beautiful historic churches, La Ermita De Santa Isabel. The neighborhood is so desirable that the popular Mexican novela Abismo de Pasion was filmed just outside. When you step inside, you’re sure to be impressed by the soaring high ceilings, the unique checkered flooring, and the artful spiral staircase. The open-concept living space is spacious and well decorated with bright blue accents, a cozy sitting area, and a deluxe full kitchen with granite countertops. Adjacent to the kitchen, there is a formal dining area, and large arched doorways on either side of the room open to reveal the tropical garden paradise that sits just outside. The master bedroom is upstairs and offers a king-size bed and an en suite bathroom, and the second bedroom is located in a private casita furnished with double beds and a private bathroom. There is also a third bedroom off of the common areas, and the space is suitable for up to six guests.
Outdoor amenities include multiple patios, a relaxing in-ground pool, and a rooftop terrace for enjoying the incredible surrounding views and refreshing evening breeze. Main downtown attractions are just a short walk along the cobblestone streets, and there is a park located directly across from the home.
The natural light, modern amenities, and gorgeous original features of this Spanish colonial home make it the perfect Merida Airbnb for relaxing between excursions.
When you step inside, you’ll immediately be greeted by the spacious living area designed to allow fresh air to flow through. Chic features and ultra-modern amenities like the full wall of glass in the living room combine with original features such as the colorful pasta tiles and the 10-foot wooden doors. Further into the home, there is a fully appointed kitchen with light blue walls, stainless-steel appliances, and a large white island table. Up to five guests can stay in the home, which offers one elegant bedroom with a king-size bed, an equally luxurious bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a sofa bed in the living room. There are also two full bathrooms and convenient amenities like a washer and dryer that make the space suitable for long-term stays. Outside, you’ll find a large covered patio with a dining table and a private in-ground swimming pool.
Located in the small local neighborhood of Barrio de Chembech in East Centro, this stunning vacation home is surrounded by local eateries and cantinas, and the main tourist attractions in the heart of Centro are just a short walk away.
Modern Apartment in Colonia Miguel Aleman
This practical short-term apartment rental in Merida is well equipped with everything you need for a seamless and comfortable stay.
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is ideal for couples, but there is a sofa bed available for a third guest. The modern and stylish interior boasts exposed stone, granite countertops, and simple but flattering artwork. There is a small kitchen with basic cooking supplies and an electric cooktop, and the cozy living room is perfect for socializing with a small group. Upstairs, you’ll find the open bedroom furnished with a queen-size bed and the en suite bathroom. The apartment is pet-friendly and comes with one private parking spot.
Described as the bustling heart of the neighborhood, Parque de la Aleman is just a few blocks away and offers a playground, a skating rink, a ton of open green space, and a stage where local events are held regularly. Colonia Miguel Aleman is a friendly village and just a 10-minute drive away from Centro.
Loft-Style Artist Home
For a fabulous Airbnb in Merida with a designer interior and hotel-style amenities, consider a stay in this urban loft-style home.
You don’t need to be an artist or an architect to appreciate the breathtaking interior design of this elegant abode. High ceilings, full walls of windows, marble flooring, and natural stone walls offer luxury at every turn, and the home is filled with original artwork from regional artists. In case you do happen to be an artist or you just enjoy painting or drawing, there is a portable easel available for your use.
The efficient layout provides maximum privacy for small groups, families, or two couples traveling together. The main floor is appointed with a full kitchen, one bedroom with Tiffany-style reading lamps, and an outdoor pool with a gorgeous fountain. Upstairs you’ll find the master suite, which comes with its own private entrance, another full kitchen, a separate living area, and another full bedroom with an en suite bathroom. There is also a furnished rooftop terrace with a third full bathroom, and each of the luxurious bedrooms is equipped with a queen-size bed and a Smart TV. Pets are allowed in the home and additional amenities include four bikes for guest use and a convenient washer and dryer.
Guests can peer out from the rooftop terrace and enjoy stunning views of the skyline or take a few steps out the front door and visit the nearby Santiago Park. On Tuesday evenings, the park is bustling with live music and traditional food stands, and the historic downtown center is just a 10-minute walk away.
Classy Colonial Home
Nearing the end of our list is a small and private Merida Airbnb with Hindu-inspired décor, a ton of natural light, and a private garden terrace with a pool.
The bright interior features vibrant splashes of color and unique artwork. The open-concept layout of the common areas combines a modern full kitchen, a dining table, and a cozy sitting area. There is also a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed and a full bathroom, and the sofa bed in the living room makes the space suitable for up to three guests. Original stonework and terracotta tiles add a touch of Spanish colonial style to the home, and additional amenities include complimentary tea and coffee, a washer and dryer, and free parking.
Situated four streets away from the center of Merida, this convenient Airbnb is surrounded by great restaurants, museums, and markets. The bus station is only five blocks away, the airport can be reached by a 15-minute drive, and taxis can conveniently be hailed right from your front door.
Beautiful House in Merida Center
Last on our list of the best Merida Airbnbs is a gorgeous house rental that can accommodate large groups of up to 10 guests.
The entire home is dripping in luxury and adorned with shiny white finishes, white marble, and gold accents. On the first floor, you’ll find two main living rooms, one of which offers a TV and pool views. There is also a high-end full kitchen with a marble breakfast bar and a formal dining space. All three bedrooms can be found on the second floor and offer shared doors and regal furnishings with gold trim. The home offers two spa-like full bathrooms with marble walk-in showers. There are balconies in the front and back of the home, and guests have exclusive access to a peaceful outdoor pool surrounded by plants and trees.
The house is surrounded by colonial parks and is just a short walk away from the Cathedral of Merida. With a perfect central location and a luxurious interior fit for a king, this rental is ideal for groups of all sizes.
That concludes our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Merida. Whether you’re just stopping by for a few days or snagging a long-term stay in town, you can’t go wrong with any of these well-rated accommodations.