— How would you describe the Hacienda Sac Chich in a nutshell?
— Hacienda Sac Chich
— Please tell us a bit about the history of Hacienda Sac Chich.
The lands had then been subdivided by a couple of prior owners and eventually it was bought by a couple 10 years before we acquired it. They converted the factory into a residence, put the roofs back onto the structures and restored Casa Antigua, which now houses the living room, dining room and kitchen next to the swimming pool. Since then we have kept working on it to restore it to its former glory. There are a few remnants of the former factory we kept, but not much was left.
The main house of the original complex, Casa de Principal, the former owner’s residence, is on our neighbor’s property.”
— Hacienda Sac roof terrace
— What about the facilities at Hacienda Sac Chich and Casa Sisal?
Between the two buildings, there is the open-air living room and dining pavilion. Here is also the access to the rooftop lounge and star-viewing platform. Our 40-foot pool is set within the lush garden.
Guests can either rent both houses with 6 bedrooms or if they don’t have a big group, they can stay only at Casa Antigua with the kitchen, living room, the pool, all the grounds and 3 bedrooms.
Adjacent is Casa Sisal, the modern house, which is a luxury vacation home as well. All three houses together can sleep up to 19 people.”
— What was your inspiration to buy the hacienda, restore it and rent it out to vacation guests?
For my 50th birthday we rented one of the big haciendas and sort of had a sense of ownership for the four days we were there. We looked at Hacienda Sac Chich while on that vacation and bought it within six months. It was one of the few haciendas that needed a lot of work but wasn’t a complete ruin so that we knew we could bring back at least part of its original glory and turn it into the luxurious vacation home it is now.
Basically, our desire to own a place and rent it out came from our love of Mexico and these haciendas.”
— Swimming pool
— What services do you offer your vacation guests?
As a high-end, luxury 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.”
— Living area