Visited Isla in May, 2014, so I'm a little late in writing this review, but, better late than never! We had such a great time that I felt it was important to share our time at Casa Ix Puh!
Having an architectural background, immediately I found the house to be fabulously unique, and wonderfully quirky! We've stayed at numerous VRBO's before and usually homes are pretty 'standard' and straightforward. This house was so much fun to stay in and my kids loved it!
And though the pool was a little small, it was mighty! It was perfect on hot afternoons and we took advantage of BBQ'ing poolside with margaritas and beers! Which, by the way, the property is located just around the corner from the island's main grocery store, which we visited quite frequently!
We loved the location of this home as it was centrally located to what we were doing on the island. Town was one direction, and our friends who lived on the island where in another. We were right smack in the middle, so it was convenient. It is quite a jaunt from downtown Isla, so we rented golf carts during our stay.
The only things I would suggest you keep in mind when booking this house are:
1) They provide a huge jug of water, but you'll want to go to the store and stock up when it runs out. We just happened to bring water bottles from home that were insulated (HydroFlask ones keep your water cold ALL DAY!), so we'd fill the bottles at night, put them in the refrigerator, and then cool water the next day.
2) Be sure to keep the kitchen CLEAN!!! We left something out the first night and it was overrun with ants the next day. From then on, we kept everything clean and thus the ant problem was eradicated immediately!
The only thing I would suggest to the owners (who were great and took care of us exceptionally well!) is to take some pictures of the master bathroom! It was HUGE! And, the layout and details (i.e. beautiful sliding glass door, tile, etc.) made it extra special! The entire master suite was delightful and having A/C in the bedrooms and downstairs tv room was great! Adding A/C in the front room/kitchen would have been nice for cooking meals, but it wasn't a huge problem. Oh, and maybe a few chairs on some of the patios? All decks, including rooftop one, were such awesome spaces that it would have been fun to utilize them!
Otherwise, this house was perfect for our family and we wouldn't hesitate returning again!