— How would you describe Casa Sisal in a nutshell?
— Casa Sisal
— Please tell us more about Casa Sisal and the neighbouring Hacienda Sac Chich.
There is a kitchen, a dining room and sunken living room. Its glass doors slide back into the wall so lots of air can come through. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, while the guest room has two queens and a bathroom.
There is also a swimming pool in the backyard of Casa Sisal and the yard surrounding Casa Sisal, almost two acres in size, used to be where plant fibers were dried, formerly referred to as green gold. The lawn is really beautiful when full of fireflies at dusk.
Casa Sisal and Hacienda Sac Chich are also available to rent together, they can sleep up to 19 people.”
— Open lounge area
— What was the inspiration to build Casa Sisal?
Our idea of Casa Sisal was essentially a traditional Mayan hut, but modernized. The architect who we brought on board for Casa Sisal works with traditional haciendas and is known for the modernization of many of the hotels and residences in the area. Since we love modern architecture, over time the idea for Casa Sisal sort of developed from a Mayan hut to what you can see today.”
— Where is your interest for architecture coming from?
We’ve also had some non-traditional abodes, like living on a boat for a couple of years in Boston Harbor and living in a yuppie teepee in California where we’d spend our weekends.”
— Casa Sisal at dusk
— What services do you offer your vacation guests?
As a high-end, luxury vacation villa rental, our employees are around to assist if needed. They will prepare coffee and juice in the mornings, provide daily housecleaning, and can also arrange massages and suggest a lot of activities to do in the area. They are always here to help!
The area is still young to tourists, so some services are a bit more difficult to organise. But that’s also nice because it’s still very authentic, you’ll see people in their traditional garb, which is the beauty of the Yucatán.”
— Master bedroom