For a several years, Robert Willson would come to Merida and stay at Casa Azul de Santiago. Then he found and purchased a large house in Santiago that has since been featured in Architectural Digest and “Casa Mexico,” published by Rizzoli. The house was restored and reimagined by Robert and his partner, painter David Serrano. El Estudio was designed originally as workspace for David who has since moved to a new studio, allowing us to offer this unique property as a vacation rental.

Casa Vogue wrote…

“A combination of elements of 20th century Italian modernism with references to the colonial architecture of the Yucatan region. This is how the professionals at the Workshop office define the style adopted for the design of this residence in Mérida, Mexico.”

Architectural Digest wrote…

“Allusions to European design are not a mere aesthetic preference: the owners have a strong connection to this historical period, having worked with mid-century modern pieces for almost 25 years in their Downtown20 gallery in Los Angeles, California.”

From the exterior, El Estudio’s most striking feature is the sculptural spiral staircase that transitions from public space to private space, and vice versa. On the first level, a floating orange glass cube divides the work space from the living area and the kitchen. The bedroom on the second level has spectacular views and an ensuite bathroom. Above the bedroom is a roof terrace for morning yoga or evening cocktails.

El Estudio de Santiago

1 Bedroom

Downstairs sofa bed

Sleeps 4


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Purified Water
Pool + Terraces
Indoor Dining

Garden + Patio
Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System

Street Parking nearby
Wireless Internet
Washer / Dryer


Centro Merida
Near Santiago Park
20 Minutes from Airport
40 Minutes from Beach

50% Deposit due upon reservation
50% Balance due upon arrival

Twice Weekly Maid & Pool Cleaning
No Pets or Small Children
No Smoking


Low Season
$200 USD per night

High Season
$200 USD per night

Holiday Season
$300 USD per night