About Casa Pocito Redux
Casa Pocito is a restored colonial rowhouse with 18’ high ceilings, thick stone walls and cool tile floors. A Moroccan-inspired pool is the centerpiece of the rear patio. The middle courtyard allows light and air to filter into the interior spaces. Well-known local architect Salvador Reyes Rios originally restored this property in 2000. The current owners and Wisecracker, their design company reinvented all of the interior and exterior spaces in June 2010 while respecting the original colonial charm. Systems were upgraded, exterior hardscapes were rethought to improve flow and be more functional. The lines between indoor and outdoors are blurred and become transparent thanks to the openness of the architecture.
They have coined the new name Casa Pocito Redux to define the totally re-imagined design. Many of the furnishings are custom and were designed especially for the house. Artwork, unique textile accents and accessories have been gathered from their travels around the globe. Chunky rustic antique pieces were discovered locally. Modern elements add another unexpected layer. The rooms painted in traditional mineral-based paints are of a palette inspired by nature; lush flora, stone and water. The sum of these elements is a soothing, uncluttered comfortable place that you may find difficult to leave.
Casa Pocito Redux includes plenty of room for entertaining or relaxing in the formal sala, a comedor that seats 8, a center courtyard with a sleek architectural infinity fountain and a sparkling new kitchen. The cocina has polished concrete counters, typical handmade pasta tile, modern stainless steel appliances and an antique armoire for additional storage. It is equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare meals at home if you wish.
There are two air-conditioned bedrooms, including one with an impressive painted 4 poster bed with antique gilt flourishes.The master bedroom overlooks the pool with its wrought iron canopy bed made by a local craftsman. Two modern bathrooms with step-in showers retain their original character with antique tiles. The bedrooms each contain one queen sized bed and have bathrooms adjacent to them. The bedroom suites are located at opposite ends of the house which provides great privacy when two couples are traveling together.
Antique stone walls surround the peaceful rear garden which blooms with bougainvillea, heliconia, bamboo and flowering banana trees. The centerpiece of this garden is a Moroccan style plunge pool lined with glass mosaic tiles and framed with native stone. The place to refresh, revive and relax.
Words from our guests
“Thanks for creating such a beautiful sanctuary in the middle of the city.”
“We feel moved to thank you for the use of your absolutely delightful house. It was one of the most comfortable and tastefully converted and decorated places we have ever stayed—and we have traveled a lot. It was a wonderful refuge from the sometimes overpoweringly hectic streets of Merida.”
“We had a great time at Casa Pocito. Everything was just as you described. It is inviting, comfortable and elegant. My wife is already making plans to return next year.”
“I can’t tell you enough how lovely our stay was in Merida. Your home is absolutely beautiful and I look forward to another visit sometime next year.”
“I would like to say thank you very much to you for the use of the house. It’s just terrific! We really enjoyed our stay in Merida and I think it was the house that made all the difference. It really is superb. You’ve given me lots of ideas for interior decorating at home.”
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Pocito. Being able to stay in a neighborhood and interact with neighbors and local merchants was particularly a great experience for our 18 year old daughter and her friend. The house was comfortable and we found it easy to maintain with your well written guide.”
"We absolutely loved Casa Pocito! The details and comfort were truly a delight to discover, the website pales in comparison to the real thing. We will definitely plan another stay with you and thank you for sharing your casa with us."
"Ian and I had a terrific time. Your place is lovely --- rustic, understated, but very elegant and comfortable. It was perfect. You guys know how to do it right! I'm already busily recommending Casa Pocito to my friends!"
"Just wanted to let you know that we had a great week in Merida, in large part due to the fabulous accommodations."