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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / Cottage
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 4  Type: Cottage

1 Full bath

Sac Nicte - a unique mayan village vacation rental
TripAdvisor property ID 4287771

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Book this 2 bedroom cottage in Merida today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $320, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 25, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Elizabeth H.
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Calendar last updated:
25 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish



Check in time:12:00, Check out time:10:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
Yes, smoking allowed
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Merida,-mexico Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Secure parking


  • Fridge
  • Stove


  • CD player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (15)

Excellent – based on 15 reviews Excellent
15 reviews

Very Good

“an adventure”

Reviewed 6 Feb 2012

Wonderful place to relax and explore an interesting section of the Yucatan. Elizabeth is very organized and made our stay very comfortable. We did the 3 day stay with breakfast, lunch/dinner coupon in the restaurant and guides to 2 different cenotes. We explored by car until about 3, then swam in the pool, and had dinner. Full relaxing day. First time sleeping in hammocks, no problems. Our dogs loved it also. Highly recommended.

“Amazing experience! Peaceful, calm and authentic spot!”

Reviewed 5 Feb 2012

We stayed there, on a last-minute decision, for one night. We had a warm welcome, and the place is great! the only problem was that we only had one night to stay and there is enough to do for two to three days if you want to also take time to enjoy the house and the hammocks.. if you have the time, do visit Sac Nicte!

“Mexican holiday highlight”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2011

My wife has a talent for seeking out the quirkier and more interesting attractions on our travels and this was no exception. The place is very tastefully done; rustic but very functional and brand new. The bathroom is large, clean and well appointed. The garden is interesting and varied, the water is supplied by a real old Chicago farm windmill. Do not expect a luxury resort type place, expect a living Mayan cultural experience, wonderful photographs wherever you point your camera, genuinely extraordinary adventures with a touch of poolside relaxation. All four of us loved it at Sac Nicte. The kids, 10 and 13, swam in the pool while we drank mojito's sitting in the deck chairs. Sleeping in hammocks was amazing and we brought one home with us to NZ. The family next door take their calves out into the old hacienda and graze them all day and return in the evening. The mini Mexican horse-towed cart ride around the old hacienda was fabulous, we did it under a full moon and swam in all the underground Cenote that are famous in the area. The village, Chunkanan is friendly, poor and filled with character and we were there during the monthly festival when three villages visit each other and dance in traditional costumes and have copious speeches. We were the only whiteys and felt very welcome. The place is so small it does not have a restaurant (at least not one that was open), but the family of the owners caretaker, will cook you simple Mayan meals very cheaply and the kitchen is well equipped. The father of the family, Santiago is a humble, non invasive chap about 4 feet tall and will take you to visit places, organise things and generally look after you. We visited nearby Mayapan, one of the best Mayan ruins we saw in Yucatan. Merida is one hours drive and is utterly beautiful and very gentle to visit. I highly recommend this place for a really interesting Mexican experience.


Reviewed 24 Aug 2011

My husband and I stayed at Sac Nichte with our 5 children ranging from ages 7 years to 17 years. From the beginning Elizabeth was most helpful in arranging to accommodate our large family. She met us upon arrival and made every effort to see that we would be comfortable and well cared for. Santiago, the caretaker, went above and beyond the call of duty to meet our every need, and we thoroughly enjoyed our association with him and his lovely family. The accommodations were top notch. They were clean, comfortable, and stocked with all the necessities to make our stay enjoyable. The lap pool was very clean and inviting on those hot, humid days. We felt like we had found paradise on earth. We were able to interact with the locals as they welcomed us in by attending a kindergarten graduation celebration, playing soccer with the boys, and dining with Santiago in his home. We found Chunkanan to be a magical village with the beautiful palapa homes, small cathedral, intriguing abandoned hacienda, which the people allowed us to tour, and the incredibly inviting cenotes. We particularly enjoyed the horse drawn truck ride to the 3 conotes, touring the fascinating ruin of Mayapan located nearby, and dining at the local restaurant El Dzapakal. Somehow they managed to cook us a gourmet meal with only the light of candles and no electricity. The coconut ice cream was heavenly. The flickering of the fireflies at night will leave you in awe. In short, I would say that no trip to Mexico would be complete without a stay at Sac Nichte. We learned, saw, and experienced so much of the Mexican/Mayan way of life while we were there and at the same time enjoyed the incredibly peaceful, tranquil, beautiful surroundings. The only problem with booking a stay at Sac Nichte is that you will have to leave. We dream of going back someday! Thank you Elizabeth and Santiago for allowing us to stay.

“Un escape perfecto de naturaleza y paz”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2011

en verdad no hay palabras exactas para describir nuestra estancia en Sac-Nicte, un espacio limpio, lleno de paz y armon?a por todos lados. La alberca llena de agua cristalina y pura que proviene del subsuelo es relajante e ideal para un dia caluroso. La amabilidad y servicio de la propietaria y de Don Santiago quien cuida y atiende todas tus necesidades cuando estas ah? son de primera calidad. La combinaci?n perfecta de naturaleza, espacio, habitaciones hermosas con hamacas hermosas y c?modas, una cocina completa, y todas las comodidades que puedas imaginar sin perder la esencia de una autentica villa Maya hacen de Sac-Nicte un santuario. Ya sea para la relajaci?n, la meditaci?n, o simplemente para escapar del bullicio de la ciudad Sac-Nicte fue una experiencia ?nica que queremos repetir y comentar a todos los que buscan esa paz, calma, y tranquilidad que solo encontramos en Sac-Nicte.

“It was a peaceful. relaxing and interesting place to stay.”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2011

Good reception Well equipped Comfortable Peaceful location Beautiful garden Easy access to cenotes Good local restaurant Dark skies Friendly local people


Reviewed 31 May 2010

I don't think I have been anywhere like this excellent holiday rental. It's set in a lovely cared for tropical garden within a small traditional mayan village. The buildings have been built with traditional mayan architecture but the place has all the modern conveniences you could want for a short break or a longer get away. Its set back from the village and therefore very secluded and quiet. There is a large beautiful pool to the rear of the main building to cool off the heat. There are inside and outside cooking facilities and there groundsman is always on hand if you need anything. In the vicinity there are things to do - we particularly loved going to the Cenotes (naturally occuring wells) which are stunning and something the area is known for. I will be returning. This place is unique.

“Getting away from it all”

Reviewed 21 May 2010

Located in a small village just one hour south of Merida, Sac Nicte is a unique experience for the world weary traveller. There is no television, no phone or internet - just the sound of the birds singing. The traditional straw roofed accomodation (palapas to the locals) is charming and beautiful and more importantly, lovely and cool. Infact, even at the hottest time of year, May, the temperature is much cooler and fresher here than in the city of Merida. The master bedroom is enormous and sleeping in hammocks delightful. There is a shower and big bath and seperate toilet. The kitchen palapa has a dining table and chairs, refrigerator and running water. The swimming pool is very large and filled with refreshing well water. The garden is extensive and filled with birds. The 3 nearby cenotes (underground lakes) are among the best in the Yucatan and within walking distance in the village and are well worth a visit. Elizabeth the owner is charming and very accomodating and helpful and has a wealth of knowledge and ideas of things to do in and around the area. For me the best thing was getting close to nature and the village lifestyle, laid back and traditional. The only thing you need to watch out for are the insects, which, like in all tropical countries, like to bite you - especially at the rainy time of year (June-October) - so make sure you have insect repellent with you. This is infact a problem everywhere, even in the city. Also, you will need suntan cream since the sun always shines here! Enjoy.

“Like an oasis!”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2010

My stay at Sac Nicte was like being in an oasis! First, the service was excellent, the whole issue easy and clear! And the caretaker at Sac Nicte was really helpful. I felt immediately at home in these beautiful casas. For me, it is impossible to decide what was the highlight of my stay - was it the phenomenal starry sky by night, or the cenotes nearby in this wonderful nature, or the restaurant of the village? I think it is the plurality of possibilities in this unique atmosphere of this mayan village made by the mayan people. This place has a wonderful energy!


Reviewed 21 Apr 2010

These typical casas are extremely well equipped and the local villagers friendly and helpful. A wonderful opportunity to experience life in a typical Mayan village. A very good size swimming pool surrounded by gardens where you can relax. The highlight of my trip was travelling to, and swimming in the the most magical local cenotes. A must!

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