If waking up to private and unobstructed views of sunrises, sunsets and the entire island than our Penthouse unit #701 is definitely the property to consider for your next getaway. Our 1650 square foot unit is located in the newest Ixchel Condo phase-II which is positioned right on Playa Norte beach, truly the most spectacular white sand beach in the entire Mayan Riviera. As you exit the elevator into the lobby from your private Penthouse condo it is only a few steps past our refreshing pool (with large in pool tanning ledge) and you step out onto the soft sand beach which offers warm turquoise waters ready for all water activities or maybe just leisurely float with friends and your favorite cool beverage. Ixchel-II offers complimentary beach towel, beach loungers, umbrellas and beverage/food service right to the waters edge. Bring your own refreshments or just allow yourself to be spoiled and pampered by the friendly staff.
After a full day of sun and sand just return to your Penthouse retreat to relax and refresh with a cool shower. The 660 square foot L-shaped terrace provides you with a shaded covered area, all day tanning area and unlimited choices of island views from the tallest vista on the island. This unit also offers you the choice of preparing meals or snacks from your well equipped kitchen or just call for room service.
In the evening after toasting your personal sunset its just a short 1/2 block walk to Hildago Street, take a leisurely stroll up the quaint cobblestone main street of Isla and investigate the smorgasbord of ethnic restaurants, retail shops (featuring the local artisans)live entertainment and exceptional local restaurants specializing in fresh seafood and traditional Mayan cuisine. Check in our guestbook or at the front lobby for dining suggestions and feel free to add any of your new discoveries.
With every booking (on request) we will send you info with arrival, transportation suggestions and a few tips to make your stay as stress free and memorable as possible. Thank you for visiting our site and hope any trip you decide to take to Mexico will make you want to return again.
Dear Brent & Day - THANKS FOR EVERYTHING.
We had a perfect time staying in #701. It is our new favorite place to stay. We usually stay in #709 but we like your home. It is much larger, the bathrooms are much bigger, and the beachview and the downtown view are the best. We visit each year ( maybe more in the future) and we will only stay here from now on.!
THANK YOU BRENT AND DAY for sharing your beautiful condo! We were thrilled with unit #701 and the breathtaking views from the large terrace. Each day we were in awe of how spectacular the beach/ocean looked--so crystal clear blue! Every window has an amazing view, whether out to Playa Norte (voted one of the Top 10 Beaches in the world) or south toward town and the rest of the island. Isla Mujeres is only 1/2 mile wide and 5-miles long, and the condo sits right at the end of Hidalgo Ave. the main street on the north side of the island. It is a short walk from the ferry (we booked the Transportation package through Ixchel and were pleased with their service, no hassles, even bottled water waiting for us at the airport). The condo came equipped with all the necessities-- AC, a full kitchen (the stove isn't available for use, but you don't need it...the food choices are plentiful all within walking distance or a golf-cart ride away!), ice maker/refrigerated purified water plus a separate garrafon water stand at room temp, two bathrooms--one with a huge walk-in shower complete with bench, a king-sized bed that is oh-so-comfy, beach/water toys to use including floaties and snorkel gear, and the lanai- which really is more of a extended room including a patio table, BBQ, two Adirondack Chairs, an L-shaped couch, and two reclining loungers that we used daily! The breeze was perfect to cool us off while taking in the magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and to enjoy the bottle of wine provided- gracias! The staff at the Ixchel are friendly and helpful, especially Mauricio who speaks English fluently, and Christina at the front desk. Wifi is an issue/very spotty, but hey, you're on vacation in a stunning setting so nothing was THAT important for us. We would highly recommend going to Ruben's for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner! Super yummy, big portions, and very reasonably priced. What a dear, sweet gentleman! Also, don't miss Mango Cafe...you'll need to rent a Golf Cart to get there, as it's mid-island, but WELL-WORTH the trip, as is the beautiful Guadalupe Church across the street. We went around the rest of the island-enjoyed the east side with the walkway, rocky coastline and Caribbean views, the Mayan Ruins on the south side, and the Turtle Farm on the west, with views of Cancun. (FYI: the west side, called Sac Bajo stinks of raw sewage..ick..which pollutes the lagoon..so sad!) Overall, Unit #701 is BEAUTIFUL, on the BEST beach, with STUNNING views! A+++
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brent and Day's condo. The balcony views are spectacular and the best on the island. The bed was so comfortable we had to peel ourselves out of it every morning but one look outside at the spectacular beach was all it took to get moving. We enjoyed our morning coffee and happy hours on the balcony every day. It is the perfect place to reflect on how lucky we are and to remember to love, laugh and live life to the fullest. Thank you so much Brent and Day! We hope to return to your slice of paradise on an annual basis for sure!
We had the best vacation week while staying @ Brent & Day's condo. We celebrated our 25th anniversary on Isla. Wonderful views of the sunrise and views of Playa Norte Beach. We were pleased with the accommodating staff. The front desk staff was very helpful in giving us suggestions of places to visit. We enjoyed dining & drinking by the pool as well as getting massages on the beach. We would recommend going to Barlito's, Cafe ne's Cito & Rooster's for breakfast. Other places we enjoyed were Munchie's, Amigo's Restaurant & Bar, Fayne's. We also went to the market in El Centro/Municipal and would buy fresh mango for breakfast every morning. If you're there during the Whale Shark Season, I would highly advise taking a tour with Buzo de Mexico. We went with Lalo & Lalito, locals, who took us right to the whale sharks and provided a wonderful day. Also did some other dives with Misael of Buzo de Mexico and they were fantastic. Best PADI dive shop on the island. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone wanting to stay in the best place on the island. We felt like royalty.
This is our favorite penthouse to stay in at Ixchel Beach Hotel. It is a spacious, beautiful, comfortable, clean and cool (as in a/c) penthouse. The patio balcony has a view of Playa Norte and a view of downtown Isla. You don't always get two different views from these penthouses. We were able to watch the sun rise and the sun set each day. What a treat this was for us! The staff at this hotel is excellent, always making sure that everything is taken care of and always greeting everyone with a smile and a Buenos Dias! We love everything about Unit 701 and Ixchel Beach Hotel. We will only stay at this hotel and most likely now, Unit 701, for our future visits. Thank you, all of you!
My husband and I stayed in this condo and it was so relaxing and quiet. There was everything that we needed in the condo and the front desk staff went above and beyond to make sure we had everything that we needed to enjoy our stay. We would definately stay again in fact before we left isla I had hoped to book for the same time next year but it was already booked :( Isla is such a magical place. I fell in love with the people, the isla dogs and kitties, the beach is beautiful and warm, and I did spoil myself a couple of times with massages from ixchel. The view from the penthouse deck was gorgeous. I set my alarm every morning at 6:20 to watch the sunrise and to watch the island "wake up". It was really nice to sit in the hot tub every evening after a day in the sun. Thank you Brent and Dae for sharing your beautiful home.
Pictures could not reflect how well furnished and comfortable the condo was or how beautiful the views were from the terrace. We enjoyed sunbathing on the terrace in the morning and watching the sun fade in the evening before walking to the other side of the building to watch the sun set. This was not our first visit to Isla Mujeres, but it was the most memorable visit to celebrate our anniversary. We could not have been more pleased with Brent and Day's condo location and the staff. Each day we returned to find a new towel "animal" on our bed. We hope to return again soon.
TA & SP, Virginia