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Architecturally Stunning Mexican Villa Next to 5 Star Marina

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

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Architecturally Stunning Mexican Villa Next to 5 Star Marina

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

Overview

Isla Mujeres House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

As you cross the threshold you are welcomed by the serenity of a tropical oasis. Palm trees surround the oversized POOL crowned by a 10 person SOAKER TUB. Glass sliding doors unite the private exterior garden with the interior space. The natural, locally cut lime stone floors and louvered doors made of tropical Tzalam hardwood introduce you to an atmosphere of the Mexican Caribbean. The bedroom terrace winds around the upper floor overlooking the Marina. There are original paintings and artwork throughout the house. The third floor roof terrace offers spectacular views of the Bay of Cancun, the Caribbean Sea, and the magnificent tropical sun sets.

Forget about your car, walk, hop on a bicycle, drive a scooter or a golf cart. The island is only five miles long and still retains the flavor and charm of a Mexican fishing village. Surrounded by the finest white corral sand and the blue-green Caribbean sea one can enjoy world class deep sea fishing, excellent diving and snorkeling . The island is friendly, safe and scenic. Isla Mujeres offers many activities to fill your days. Along with exploring the famous North Beach, scuba diving the sleeping shark caves, snorkeling near Garafon reef, you can swim with dolphins, whales or sharks, visit the Turtle Farm and delight in these magnificent creatures! There are art galleries to visit, workshops to attend, massages to have, shops to browse through, tours to nearby wonders and beautiful beaches to enjoy. Isla has something for everyone! The restaurants on Isla Mujeres are excellent. Discover Mexican, Caribbean, International and Yucatan cuisine.

Enjoy the intimate privacy of an architecturally stunning Mexican casa ideally situated next door to the island’s resort marina. This villa offers an artistic setting that delights the eyes and the soul with Zen inspired architectural detail and an interior decorated with interesting world art. Pamper yourself with resort spa treatments, pool side dining, tennis games and deep sea fishing all available to you at the resort marina steps from your front door upon acquiring a day pass. Delightful night scene with rock, jazz, and Latin music in the numerous bars and restaurants on the downtown strip.

PLEASE NOTE: CASA NEZA WELCOMES CHILDREN AND HAS BEDS FOR 4 ADULTS AND UP TO 3 CHILDREN BUT DOES NOT ACCOMODATE ADULT GROUPS OF MORE THAN 4!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About The Owner

Heidi from Austria and Laurence from Canada are immigrants of Mexico. They fell in love with the country and its people. When not living and working in Mexico City they are sailing the Caribbean aboard their sailing vessel 'Don Quijote'.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Isla Mujeres

We have enjoyed the charm of isla mujeres for years, especially how the islanders have preserved and protected their culture. The island beaches and turquoise sea are simply unmatched in the Caribbean.

What makes this house unique

Casa Neza's 40 foot by 12 foot private swimming pool, ´10 person soaker tub, 12 foot perimeter privacy walls, ecclectic architecture and the benifits of the 5 star marina next door all make it an exceptional vacation choice.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Reviewed February 18, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

4 people found this review helpful

I checked lots of rentals in Isla, but kept coming back to Casa Neza.

Wow am I glad I did! The feel of your own oasis is evident from first entering the secure gate. Open up the large south facing patio windows and you basically have a swimming pool in your living room! The fully equipped kitchen allowed us preparation and dinning at our own leisurely pace. Close to very good authentic Mexican restaurants, a new grocery/supermarket, and only a short cart ride to the hustle and bustle of Playa Norte...the main beach. We did rent a golf cart, and may I recommend one with four forward facing seats, which we were able to park within Casa Neza's perimeter walls.

A surprise visit from Lorenzo and Heidi, the owners, was an unexpected treat.

This down to earth couple are often in the area or will have a local assist you in anything you need. They happened to bring a new mattress for our one bed!(not that it was really needed)

The pool was checked daily and the cleaning service with fresh towels every other day.

I just can't say enough about the place. If you are looking to be a bit off the beaten track in your own piece of paradise, then book Casa Neza, you won't be disappointed.
Feb 2014
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Reviews

4.4
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Architecturally Stunning Mexican Villa Next to 5 Star Marina
average rating of 4.4 based on 18 reviews
Windsor Ontario
5

Couldn't Be Better!

  • 5 of 5

Mu husband and I recently stayed at Casa Neza for a week and it was the perfect rental for us!

The home was more than we needed with 2 bedrooms and 3 full baths but we decided to spoil ourselves and we're glad we did.

We enjoyed the indoor outdoor feel of all the rooms and we loved the total privacy it offered us.

We spent our mornings (and many evenings) on the roof top enjoying the views and as the sun got higher we relaxed by the pool.

As much as we enjoy the North beach and various beach clubs on the Island, we found ourselves wanting to get back to the privacy of the house!

It was fully equipped with everything we needed and the only thing we would have appreciated having is a couple of beach chairs to take to the North beach for an hour or 2 a day.

We did rent a golf cart for the week which I would highly recommend. It allowed us to run to the store, get out and about each day for a bit without having to worry about cabs and to go into town or the Colonias for dinner

I'm sure the home would be fabulous for a family as well or even 2 couples but we were quite happy to have it all to ourselves :)

We can't imagine a more perfect place for us and we look forward to going back!

Carol and Bob

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carol and Bob, It was wonderful to have you stay and enjoy first our Condo at Lol Beh and now our home Casa Neza. As we say in Spanish: Nuestra casa es su casa! We are looking forward to having you again. Warmest regards, Heidi&Lorenzo
Seattle, WA
5

Wonderful house, you won't be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with another couple and were blown away by how beautiful the house is in person. It is very spacious and has everything you need, I can't say enough good things about the place and Fernando as well. Everything in the description was present, the only problem we had during our week stay was that the jacuzzi was not hot at all - only a minor problem compared to everything else.

I would recommend renting a golf cart for your stay since it is away from downtown, but a short cab ride would work or about a 20 minute walk. It felt very safe with the high walls, even though the island has a safe feel anyways.

I would highly recommend this to anyone and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Casa Neza and at Isla Mujeres. Picking up your suggestion we have now installed a heater for the jacuzzi. Jennifer, we would love to welcome you and your guests back to Casa Neza. And we extend an invitation to everyone to live the Casa Neza/Isla Mujeres experience! Heidi & Laurence
Bemidji MN, USA
2

Comfy

  • 2 of 5

We recently spent 7 nights at Casa Neza with another couple. The house is comfortable, and the pool is fabulous. The bedrooms were spacious, but no longer have the louvered doors on them, so we were not able to keep the patio doors open and enjoy the night breezes. However, with all the outside noise, i.e. dogs barking, etc., we didn't anyway. The pictures show a view of the ocean and marina from the rooftop patio, but we did not find that, and the patio furniture on the rooftop is so rickety is was scary to try and sit on. Plus, if you don't block the door open or take the keys with you, you'll be locked up there for a long time, as the door automatically locks when it shuts.

We were told that someone would stop by midweek to exchange bed linens and towels, we didn't get this service. We were provided with one kitchen towel, which we had to use all week, and one set of towels for each bathroom. We also did not have access to a broom or any kind of cleaning necessities. Thankfully, we had no spills or breaks that required the need of sweeping.

We were disappointed that we didn't have views of the water & ocean, as depicted in the photos. That is what we travel to Mexico for each year. We thoroughly enjoyed the island itself, and will return. We'll just be looking for another vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandy, Thank you for your comments and observations. I have discussed the issue of the towels with our administrator and am very upset by this oversight. The change of towels is definitely something that should happen every 4 days and there is no excuse and I have reprimanded our administrator and staff. My wife and I built Casa Neza in 2006 and our many vacation clients have had overwhelmingly an excellent vacation experience. We are both long time sailors and picked our building site specifically to NOT be open to the windward side of the island therefore our home is more protected from the damage done by the salt air and the winds during the Islands northern fronts. The photo of Cancun Bay and the Marina boats were indeed taken from our roof terrace and correspond accordingly. Casa Neza does not have a “hot tub” and we have never advertised that there is one. The large 8 person soaker tub that we have complements the pool with a waterfall feature and has always been advertised for what it is, not heated. The terrace furniture is solid aluminium and brand new. Our front door to the property for security purposes does lock when it closes and therefore one needs the key to open it. Finally I am truly sorry that you did not contact us or our team via telephone or e mail with your concerns at the time. warmest regards Lorenzo
Toms River, NJ
5

Wonderful Time on Isla and at Casa Neza

  • 5 of 5

We visited Isla Mujeres for the first time mid January. The property manager met us on site to go through all aspects of the house controls (AC, light controls, jacuzzi, security, etc.) The house and property are fabulous and accommodated us generously.

the rooms are very good sizes, high dramatic ceilings and great artwork.

The pool was lots of fun although it was a bit cold. we did catch good high 70 degree weather, so the pool did refresh us.

The house is located within walking distance of some outstanding restaurants and the only supermarket on the island.

The cleaning person stopped by mid trip and did a great job straightening up the rooms

make sure to rent a golf cart, which you can park in the compound. the locks took a little getting used to but after a few days becomes second nature

we had some great snorkeling at Castillo Garrafon and did stand up paddling at PLaya Norte

the island is small enough to traverse in an hour of so, but there are so many interesting and beautiful spots that time goes by quickly and soon you are at a tavern or pub enjoying the sunset and some margueritas and guacamole

Im sure we will be back to this lush island and want to thank Heidi and Lorenzo for letting us stay at their wonderful house.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi and I were delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the Island and our home. Please come back soon we appreciate the guests who contunue to fall in love with our Mexican Paradise, that is Isla Mujeres.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

One of the best vacations we ever had. We will come back next year!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Casa Neza for ten days. My family and myself was overwhelmed by the stunning house and its contemporary Mexican architecture, settled tastefully on the site with a great pool a soaker tub, as well as local tropical vegetation. The environment is clean and well kept. The house itself is comfortable, private, pleasant, relaxing and spacious. The atmosphere is great and inviting. The colors are fabulous and fit well the environment. We have specially noted the energy saving features incorporated in the house. We congratulate the owners for their ability to design such a piece of art, as well as for being environmentally considerate! The island is beautiful and very safe. There are numerous activities one can indulge in. The restaurants are great and we particularly enjoyed the great food at the marina and a little Cuban restaurant. The costs are also very reasonable. If one enjoys cooking at home, there is a large supermarket in the close proximity with great choices of food and a fantastic selection of wines. We do not hesitate to recommend Casa Neza to anyone who really enjoys a great place and wants a great relaxed vacation! It beats the large and impersonal hotels, its crowds and lousy service.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed Casa Neza and its amenities. We thank you for your appreciation of the environmental friendly features that we installed for our guest´s comfort and for sustaining the planet. We would love to welcome you back to Casa Neza and thank you for your kind words.
3

The Good, the Just OK, and the Ugly

  • 3 of 5

First the good. As others have written, the house is lovely. One of the best parts is the pool, and the fact that a high wall surrounds the property, giving it a private and peaceful feel. We are a family of two adults and two kids, ages 10 and 8. We tend to live simply back at home, and are not seekers of luxury. We chose to stay at Casa Neza because the "all-inclusive" resort-type vacation is not for us. We are not strangers to "roughing it", and don't require perfection, or even a semblance of it. That said, however, a vacation is a time for our family to rest and reconnect, and we do require a certain basic degree of comfort. In this sense, Casa Neza was "Just OK". The first issue we had was the lack of AC in the main living space. There is a unit, but the owners do not allow its use. Perhaps there is no need for it during the cooler seasons, but we came in July, meaning heat, humidity, and mosquitos. When we emailed the owner about this, we were advised to recall that the house was not advertised as having AC on the main level, and that we would acclimate to the local weather soon enough. We went with it for a couple of days. Then, a very nice woman came to clean. She explained that AC is not allowed because of high energy costs, but she called the local property manager over to talk with us. The property manager agreed that it was too hot for comfort, even for someone who lives on the island, and that we shouldn't have to battle mosquitos due to open doors and windows all day. She found and provided us with the remote for the AC, and things were much improved thereafter. I think she realized that we were conscientious enough and would only use it when and as needed. Another issue was the fact that the pool maintenance guy, really sweet, btw, came unannounced several times to check and clean the water. This felt a little intrusive. A 2-3 hour window would be better for renters. Now for the ugly: The foul smell and loud AC unit in the smaller bedroom poses a challenge for sleeping. I felt that my choices were to lose sleep from the smell of sewage coming from the bathroom and the AC noise, or the heat and mosquitos due to open windows. Casa Neza has so much potential to be a sublime vacation experience. But to be so, one of two conditions must be met. 1) Renters need to keep their expectations low; or 2) the Owners need to consider making some changes/upgrades to their offerings, even if it means raising the price of rental to cover costs.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were shocked and taken aback by the negative tone of your review when the few complaints could easily have been solved with an e mail or phone call. Our pool maintenance man would have gladly returned at a more convenient time if you simply asked him. In the summer season the pool requires almost daily attention to keep it in crystal clear condition. Regarding the Air conditioning on the main floor, we did indeed ask the staff to provide you with the AC control as per your request even though our rental agreement did not provide AC on this level. Concerning the noisy bedroom AC unit, I can only surmise that you had the fan setting on high. The fan set to medium or low is very quiet. This air conditioning unit has a brand new compressor, which is on the roof and functions perfectly as we were in the house just prior to your arrival. As with any concern or issue in the home our administrator and staff are available to assist you. I mentioned we had left Casa Neza the day before your arrival and we are bewildered over the issue of the odor. We had not noticed any odor, but again if you would have contacted our staff or sent us an email we could have had it attended too. We received a couple of emails from you during your stay and they were very positive and never mentioned the issues you now raise. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Casa Neza and are inclined to believe that there may have been other reasons than the inconveniences mentioned, which spoiled your island experience.

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
'Sesos locos'
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
UltraMar
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
'Sesos locos'
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa
Car: not necessary

deep sea fishing at marina next door!, diving/snorkeling center 3 blocks from Casa Neza, gymnasium 2 blocks from Casa Neza, swim with dolphins at Zac Bajo.

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Rates & Availability

From $192 Per night

Isla Mujeres House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$192
$1,345
$4,300
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,645
$5,400
 
 
Prime Season
Dec 22 2015 - Jan 5 2016
10 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$256
$1,795
$5,900
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$214
$1,495
$4,900
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$256
$1,795
$5,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Notes Rates are subject to change as long as reservation is not confirmed. A deposit of 50 % is required to confirm your booking. Please deposit to loscapitanes@msn.com at www.paypal.com

Mid-week service will change your towels and take out the garbage. If required, for a fee of USD $ 10/8lbs/8kg they will receive your laundry and bring it back washed, dried and folded.
A 50% deposit is requested to hold your reservation. Please deposit directly to our paypal account. Instructions for deposit are to the paypal account of the owner loscapitanes@msn.com. The secound and final payment is required 10 days prior to your arrival date.
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Amenities

Isla Mujeres House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2540 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Modern bathrooms with onyx sinks attached to each bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) can be converted into two single beds, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Futon in the living area, Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
unheated OUTDOOR SOAKER TUB at head of giant swimming pool. A/C in Bedrooms And main floor NO washer or dryer. The mid-week service exchanges towels and takes out the garbage and if required will take your laundry and bring it back washed, dryed and folded for a fee of USD $ 10/8lbs/4kg. USE of the facilities of the next door luxury Marina (swimming pool, swim-up bar, tennis court) upon acquiring a one-day pass.

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