Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Yucatan Living revisits Sac Chich with a Video

Jim and Ellen Fields visit the hacienda with Eric Partney and a video camera. There is a tour of the 3 houses and grounds and an article with some historical facts about the hacienda here. The video is very informative for anyone considering renting the hacienda.

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Outdoor Living Room and Water Garden

This new living area in the loggia is a vast improvement over the old arcade which you can see archived in the blog. Now the Casa Vieja has access to Casa Nueva bedrooms during a thunderstorm. Now you can comfortably dine outside in all weather surrounded by lily ponds which keep the place cool as well as look beautiful. There are a couple of places to lounge and in the winter you can even light a fire in the new fireplace. And if you make it up the spiral staircase before too many cocktails are served you can see the parrots fly to their roosts at sunset or star gaze into the night.

Monday, September 24, 2007

First Impressions with Bocce and Mooning

If you arrive by helicopter then you may be forgiven for mistaking the moon viewing pod for a heliport but otherwise you might be underwhelmed on your arrival. The village is a typical Mayan puebla with nothing to buy coke and chip. The gate is nondescript by design, i.e. subtle. The bouganvilla drive is stunning and you arrive and park at the new car port and service house where you are unlikely to encounter anyone unless the other guests are playing bocce. You get a hint of what is in store for you when you round the corner and get your first peek at the loggia.


Palms & Pool

The swimming pool is made from the old irrigation tank of the hacienda. It is now surrounded by the palm garden and accessed through the the little shell grotto beside the chimney. It has the perfect combination of shade and sun all year round.

Casa Nueva Master Bedroom Suite

The Master bedroom has soaring ceilings and stretches from one private garden to another. There is a sunken living room at one end and the bathroom at the other. In the garden that opens to the bathroom there is a plunge pool and patio for meditation or just a hot bath in the morning or a cold plunge at mid day.

Through the Grotto to the Palm Garden

There must be two or three dozen varieties of palms in the gardens at Hacienda Sac Chich. It is a little hard to photograph the forest for the trees but here are some of my favorites.

Casa Vieja or The Old House

The Casa Vieja is 5 rooms that housed the machinery when the hacienda was a functioning factory. There are a few remnants from the old machines in the ceilings and scattered about. The kitchen it the most inviting room at the hacienda and the heart of the house. The living room is hardly used as one lives at the pool or out of doors most of the day and night in the Yucatan. Nevertheless there is a large coffee table ideally suited for large jigsaw puzzles. The bedroom beside the kitchen has a beautiful bed designed by the first owner who is a sculptor. The second bedroom has a new bathroom in a private court housed in the old water tower. This bedroom also has the mezzanine ideal for the kids...but not the toddlers.

Casa Nueva Guest Suite

There are two similar guest rooms on either side of the entrance hall in the Casa Nueva. Both have beautiful modern baths. The one on the left is probably quietest as it is further from the portico but the one on the right has a view of the lily ponds and a larger bed....

Casa Sisal the Newest house at Sac Chich

Casa Sisal is the newest edition to the Hacienda Sac Chich. A two acre walled lawn separates the Casa de Maquinas from this modern construction in the old drying field. There are two bedrooms and two baths and it can be rented with or without the rest of the property.

Gate between Casa Sisal and Casa de Maquinas

There are three options for renting the Hacienda Sac Chich properties designed for the size and needs of your group or family. Casa Vieja (2 bedrooms) can be rented with or without the Casa Nueva (3 bedrooms). In either case you will be renting all the grounds of the old Casa de Maquinas. Casa Sisal has a separate private entrance other than the gate shown here that joins the property. Sisal can be rented without the Casa de Maquinas since it has it's own kitchen, pool and grounds. In the event that you need 7 bedrooms the three houses can be rented together.

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