If you read my blog, you know I rent out two of the rooms to offset the monthly expenses, because the house is big enough to handle it, and because I like utilizing space in a practical way. The upstairs room has been occupied by a super nice (invisible most of the time...basic perfect tenant) for over 16 months. He found a gal and they've set up house, so he reluctantly moved out.
I am putting out the word that this excellent hideaway is again available for rent. We are looking for a long term rental, but would consider short term rentals as well. I took some photos of the room and will offer some explanations. Of course I am biased, but I think it's a great room, even though it doesn't have high ceilings. It's light and airy with jalousy windows, venetian blinds, privacy and is surprisingly quiet since it's upstairs in the rear of the house. You barely hear any street noise. No one else comes upstairs...except us on occasion to hang some laundry or check the solar panels.
If you aren't careful the tiles can make you hallucinate. They're like an Escher drawing when you are in there.
The outside patio reveals the hot water heater, the entrance and the little couch and table for hanging outside on the patio where there is always a cool breeze.
We are in the city, and this is the view from the couch....overlooking the solar panels on our roof, which by the way has a lot of just white open space out there. We keep the gate locked for security, but the key is handy to anyone wanting to do some star watching from the roof. Merida isn't too bright a city and the star gazing is pretty good, just from the back yard.
If there is a drawback to the room, it's steep stairway one must climb and descend as if negotiating a big temple at Chichén Itzá or Tikal! Good exercise for the legs, though!
Ah....the main attraction. Half the pool is in the shade, and behind the railing there is a shaded patio. The pool is already maintaining 83°F and I've started up on my exercise routine. The pool is my favorite place to write, so I hang out in there a lot. When it gets really hot, this small body of water is so refreshing, you are cooled off for hours.
This is the kitchen area. We share the kitchen, but there's just one person living up front and Pablo and me. The kitchen is stocked and easily accesible.
Outside in the patio area is a convenient bathroom made from the old cistern. The house has no shortage of bathrooms!
The laundry room. It houses our laundry products, a stereo whose speakers sit nicely in the window and provide music in the patio. Also the pool floats, toys, balls, noodles, weights, are stored in here, easily accesible to those wanting to float around or play around in the pool. I use the floats and noodles to construct a seat so I can sit under the shaded part of the pool and write.
Pablo's computer on the left, which we offer usage of to tenants who might not have internet. This is a shot from the dining room toward the kitchen.
I call this my library. I like books. There is TV in this sala and a choice between hammock or furniture for relaxation. The cat toys live in here too, it's a preferred play area when we have catnip.