AirBnb Reviews


Testimonials and Reviews
From people who have shared their feelings, thoughts and experiences with us as a testament to what you can expect.

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Tristan – Beaufort, SC

Stayed: August 2021

Public review
Exceptional Airbnb experience! The home was incredible, the hospitality was the best we’ve ever received through Airbnb and the location was fantastic! Can’t wait to come back!
Compliments include: Accuracy 5, Check-in 5, Cleanliness 5, Communication 5, Location 5, Value 5


Stayed: July 21, 2021

Public review
This is the best Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in! Yes, helps that it’s in Merida.  But Sanda is the greatest Airbnb host on the planet. I felt so at home and comfortable.  And, Casablanca is actually more beautiful than the pictures!
Compliments include: Accuracy 5, Check-in 5, Cleanliness 5, Communication 5, Location 5, Value 5


Stayed: June 27 – July 21, 2021

Public review
Beautiful space, exactly as depicted. One detail I loved in addition to everything that’s been highlighted before is the garden. There are so many wonderful flowers and hidden moments. Say yes. 🙂
Compliments include: Accuracy 5, Check-in 5, Cleanliness 5, Communication 5, Location 5, Value 5



Stayed: May 29 – June 03, 2021

Public review
Sanda & Steve were wonderful hosts and the house is spectacular.  Even better than the pictures.  All of historic Merida is within walking distance.  The house is an architectural gem; with pasta tile, high ceilings, tall doors.  The landscape is beautiful.  Huge pool.  You can enjoy lovely birds during the day.  Great place to unwind.
Compliments include: Accuracy 5, Check-in 5, Cleanliness 5, Communication 5, Location 5, Value 5


Stayed: May 24 – May 29, 2021

Public review
Wow what can we say, the house is beautiful in every aspect.  The beds are comfortable, the pool was refreshing, Steve and Sanda were incredible hosts.  The house is perfectly located and the city itself has lots to offer. We highly recommend and would return in a heartbeat!
Compliments include: Accuracy 5, Check-in 5, Cleanliness 5, Communication 5, Location 5, Value 5


Stayed: April 17 – April 20, 2021

Public review
Simply amazing. a great place to unwind and relax. the outdoor spaces are superb – day and night. the flow of the house is great – Sanda and Steve have been so thoughtful in the design of the house. the bed and pillows are 5 star hotel quality. the hammock in the pool is a personal favorite. communication was fast and stress free. central location makes everything easy. i hope this house is available to rent the next time i visit Merida
Compliments include: Accuracy 5, Check-in 5, Cleanliness 5, Communication 5, Location 5, Value 5


Stayed: Mar 26 – Mar 31, 2021

Public review
Private, chic and special. Hosts were accommodating and amazing. Spectacular home
Compliments include: Sparkling clean, Outstanding hospitality, Thoughtful touches, Quick responses, Amazing amenities, Stylish space and Local tips


Stayed: January 04 – 08, 2020

Public review
We loved every minute of our stay at casa Blanca, from relaxing poolside and enjoying margaritas in the garden to cuddling up on the couch and watching movies on the projector. While there’s so much to see and do in Merida, you’d be just as content spending your days in the zen of the house. Both Sanda and Steve were incredibly gracious hosts, offering us plenty of tips on how best to experience Merida and the surrounding area, and they were always quick to respond to our questions and anticipate our needs in advance. It was hard for us to leave but well most certainly be returning soon if they’ll have us again!
Compliments include: Sparkling clean, Outstanding hospitality, Thoughtful touches, Quick responses, Amazing amenities, Stylish space and Local tips


Stayed: December 18 – 22, 2020

Public review
I will keep it brief but one cannot say enough good things about this place. Amazing hosts with clear and prompt communication, spacious house with outstanding style and a peaceful garden, in an amazing town. You cannot go wrong when booking this house.
Compliments include: Sparkling clean, Outstanding hospitality, Thoughtful touches, Quick responses, Amazing amenities, Stylish space and Local tips


Stayed: Nov 05 – Nov 08, 2020

Public review
Steve & Sanda’s place is even more amazing in person than the photos. It’s absolutely stunning and we would highly recommend to anyone visiting Merida. Even just as great as the Airbnb is the hospitality Steve & Sanda offer. They are kind and beautiful people who are the perfect hosts!
Compliments: Accuracy 5/5, Check-in 5/5, Cleanliness 5/5, Communication 5/5, Location 5/5, Value 5/5



Stayed: Jan 3 – Jan 13, 2020

Public review
The market is just five minutes walk from the house and opens by 7am.. Be aware that some stands at Santiago close by 2pm and no alcohol is sold after 4pm Sundays. This was our very first Air B&B rental and I am already thinking of a return visit to Casablanca Living!! The house is just superb!! Three bedrooms with two hanging beds which are so much fun!! I am tempted to book ahead very soon!! OH, and I neglected to mention that the house is well stocked with the necessities so you do not have to rush out and shop for toilet paper or olive oil, or any of the basics, on your day of arrival!! Next
Compliments: Sparkling clean, Outstanding hospitality, Thoughtful touches, Quick responses, Stylish space


Stayed: Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020

Public review
Sanda’s place is an amazing, fantastic oasis in the old, somewhat neglected part of Merida. The house and the gardens are superb –spacious, relaxing, artsy, authentic– even better than in the beautiful photos. Often, very late at night, we wished we could have stayed longer in the garden. It’s clear that the entire house and the garden are extremely well taken care of: everything is good shape. We walked to many of the restaurants and shops. Sanda and her husband Steve are truly superb hosts –very communicative, there if you need them, but otherwise respectful of your privacy. This is a true gem!
Compliments: Sparkling clean, Outstanding hospitality, Thoughtful touches, Quick responses, Stylish space


Stayed: Dec 8 – Dec 11, 2019

Public review
This place is heaven, it is so beautiful that you never want to leave again. Great art by the owners, a peaceful, marvelous garden and so many careful details. The hosts are extremely helpful, very responsive and do everything to help thank you for making this a unforgettable, wonderful experience.
Private note: Muchas gracias por todo!!!
Compliments: Sparkling clean, Outstanding hospitality, Thoughtful touches, Quick responses, Stylish space


Stayed: Nov 14 – Nov 20, 2019

Public review
Great location, beautiful space, gracious hosts…What more could you ask for?! We were in Merida for 5 days and could not have enjoyed our trip more. Casablanca Living is a stunning sanctuary to retreat to between trips around town and beyond. You may have all sort of plans when you arrive….you may just end up staying in your own private Shangri-La!
Private note: Thank you so much we enjoyed our visit a great deal and can’t wait to return!
Compliments: Sparkling clean, Outstanding hospitality, Thoughtful touches, Quick responses, Stylish space



The home is beautiful, well maintained, art filled, rich in amenities, clearly a work of care and love.

Stayed: May 2019



Mexico City, Mexico · Joined in 2019

We were blown away by Sandas property the minute we walked in the door. The detail and cleanliness of the property was incredible. Each room has plenty of privacy from one other and the pool and courtyard is incredible. We will definitely be back. They were also very helpful with directions, local restaurants, etc.

Stayed: March 2019


Ana Balem

Mexico City, Mexico · Joined in April 2017


This is the 2nd time we rent Sanda & Steve’s house. It’s an amazing property, better than in pictures and they are great hosts. I really recommend anyone going to Merida to stay with them, Sanda was super fast in responding.

Stayed: March 2019


New York, New York · Joined in 2016

This house is a dream (particularly the outdoor area). Sandra and Steven are incredibly gracious hosts and are clearly invested in ensuring guests have a great stay. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Stayed: March 2019


Ottawa, Canada · Joined in February 2015


This is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous home. There is pride of ownership throughout and whatever happens behind the scenes to make the house picture-perfect is seamlessly invisible. The hands-on management by these loving owners shows in every amazing corner of this space, including in the unbelievable artwork. The house was honestly so stunning we really just wanted to hang out in it and forego the sightseeing entirely.

Stayed: February 24 – 27, 2019




Charleston, South Carolina, United States · Joined in June 2009


We loved Casablanca so much! Do not hesitate to book this JAW dropping gorgeous home. Set in the historic Centro, your are surround by lush gardens, mesmerizing pool, incredible art, & absolutely beautiful design. We just left , didn’t want to leave and are already planning another trip -for a much longer time! Sanda & Steve are so great, and what they have created is absolutely stunning & holds a special Loveliness that is a rare find. We have visited Merida several times & have stayed in several beautiful homes, but this one takes (or rather gives) “the cake”. Their thoughtful touches throughout, their attention to detail, their eye for gorgeous design…their beautiful art enveloping & enlivening us- (I wish we could have had time to visit their studio) The historic renovation is pristine. They stocked the fridge for us with beautiful yogurt, eggs granola, fruit, coffee, waters, drinks, a beautiful bottle of wine- and they were at our disposal at a moments notice! (Not that you will need anything) Steve has prepared the most thorough guide of area and home that I have ever seen & his playlist created just for Casablanca literally set the tone for chill out days by the pool, morning bird watching or garden yoga, zen meandering & prepping for afternoon cantinas & delicious (and cosmopolitan) dinner excursions! (Although That kitchen is prime for any gourmand!) They also came and set up the projection TV for an evening movie night! (We even ordered uber-eats delivered right to our door!) Seriously- this is the role model/cover home for all Airbnb’s! We thank them so much for sharing it with us & will return to beautiful Merida & stunning Casablanca again when we can!

Stayed: February 16 – 19, 2019

San Francisco, California, United States · Joined in December 2012


Really beautiful house. Looked just like the photos! Pool was much nicer and bigger than photos made it seem. Lots of everything you would need! Pots pans-glassware-towels etc. Awesome location and nice neighborhood! Really loved the private courtyard and spent every night outside!

Stayed: Dec 23 – Dec 29, 2018


New York, New York, United States · Joined in January 2016


Beautiful home with incredibly gracious and thoughtful hosts. We could not have asked for anything more!

Stayed: Dec 16 – Dec 20, 2018

Ana Belem

Mexico City, Mexico · Joined in April 2017

House was better than expected! Sanda is a great host and quick to respond. We had a great time at this place and I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Merida.

Stayed: Nov 15 – Nov 24, 2018


Mexico City, Mexico · Joined in September 2013

Espanol:  INCREÍBLE CASA, es un sueño quedarse ahí, todo esta perfecto, el estilo y detalles de la casa son increíbles. Sandra excelente y súper buena onda, siempre al pendiente de ti. No se puede pedir mejor casa, la ubicación es perfecta.

English: INCREDIBLE HOUSE, it’s a dream to stay there, everything is perfect, the style and details of the house are incredible. Sandra excellent and super good vibes, always attentive to you. You can not ask for a better house, the location is perfect.

Stayed: Oct 27 – Oct 31, 2018


London, United Kingdom · Joined in April 2012

This place is just perfect. The space is incredible! Every detail from Steve and Sanda’s beautiful art throughout to the attention in every detail to make our stay the best Airbnb experience we have had. The loveliest hosts, helpful, warm and charming. The space is just amazing! A perfect oasis in Merida – we had trouble leaving! I’m still dreaming about my hanging bed – I couldn’t recommend enough. We will be back!

Stayed: Oct 27 – Oct 31, 2018

Ravi Balem

Española, New Mexico, United States · Joined in January 2014

Beautiful home in a great location.

Stayed: Aug 17 – Aug 23, 2018

Ivan Calvo

Mexico City, Mexico · Joined in July 2016

En Español: Hermosa casa, superó nuestras expectativas! 100% Recomendable.

In English: Beautiful house, exceeded our expectations! 100% recommendable.

Stayed: August 2018


New York, New York, United States · Joined in March 2015

Sanda and Steve’s house exceeded our expectations! We had an amazing time here and debated multiple times extending our trip to stay longer in their home. The photos don’t capture the full charm of this home it’s GORGEOUS! Three days in and we had barely left to visit Merida. We will absolutely be back with more friends/family. Can’t think of enough things to say, Sanda + Steve’s hospitality was amazing – they welcomed us like family. See you next time !!

Stayed: July 2018


On Airbnb since 2017

Español – Excelente en todos los aspectos. Steve y Sanda son unos grandes anfitriones. Definitivamente nos encantaría regresar.
English – Excellent in all aspects. Steve and Sanda are great hosts. We would definitely love to return.

Stayed: January 2018


On Airbnb since 2016

The house is very well located, it is a quiet neighborhood but with amenities … it is a place of easy access to all areas. It is a very clean and comfortable place, we really liked it! thank you so much and Happy New Year!!!

Stayed: December 2017

Rob And Brendan
On Airbnb since 2014

“Casablanca exceeded every expectation we could have imagined!! Sanda and Steve were exceptional hosts who provided more than we could have asked for. Every detail of there place was pure perfection. Beyond clean and the amenities were spectacular. The art that adorned the walls should be hung in one of the Merida art galleries. This is most definitely a hidden gem in Merida and the place to stay. We will definitely be back for future visits and recommend friends and family and everyone to stay here. Pure perfection!!”

“Hi Steve and Sanda. Nothing to say except that you both are fantastic people and exceeded every expectation.
It was such a pleasure to meet you both and cannot wait to return to see you again!!”

Stayed: November 2017

New York
On Airbnb since 2012

As a long time Airbnb host myself, Sanda and Steve put me to shame!! They have thought of EVERYTHING and being guests of theirs was such a delight. They were extremely easy to communicate with and are available to provide insight and suggestions for anything you need. Their home is GORGEOUS. The pictures don’t even do the luxurious, unique and captivating, sanctuary they have created justice. My only regret of our trip to Merida was being so busy with events and not having enough time to enjoy this beautiful home. I saw many beautiful homes in Merida where friends were also staying and this home stood out as such a mesmerizing, relaxing, COOL, and beautiful space. The location is great, very easy to get to anywhere in Merida quickly by walking or UBER which works fantastically throughout the city.

Stayed: March 2017 ·