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Romantic Casa Marlena, Private Pool Oceanside. Beachcomber Paradise! April -5%

Shae Rohling

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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Romantic Casa Marlena, Private Pool Oceanside. Beachcomber Paradise! April -5%

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Isla Mujeres Villa Rental Photos and Description

Private Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Casa Marlena is located on the windward (SE) coast of quaint and artsy Isla Mujeres. (4.5miles x .5 wide) Perfect for honeymooners, retirees, 2 couples or a family who enjoys a get away from it all, yet be 10 minutes from nightlife, Hildalgo restaurant row and Playa Norte - one of 10 best beaches in the world! (Trip Advisor).

Do you enjoy nature walks or sunrise yoga meditations? Our wonderful concierge, JoseLuis will be at your service 24/7, smoothing your way for a carefree vacation. Isla Mujeres is known for white sugar sand beaches, beautiful coral reefs, deep sea fishing, international cuisine at budget prices and live music of every genre. Isla Mujeres is a small island filled with friendly people from all over the world who call Isla home...just heavenly. 2013 BEST ISLANDS TO VISIT - #6 Isla Mujeres, Mx. Discover Isla before it gets crowded! Casa Marlena is a single private home, you will not be sharing the pool or home with any other people. (some people ask this because the bedrooms are on separate floors)

Stroll Hildalgo and eat at international cuisine restaurants or get a shrimp taco for $2.00US. Live on our nearly empty 2 mile stretch of surf and stroll-able natural rock coastline that radiates peace and invites contemplation of God's natural splendor. Beachcomber heaven! Sea glass, shells, crashing waves or the stunning aquamarine sea and cliffs. Casa Marlena feels secluded, but is just a short walk or taxi ride from all the action. Fast WiFi to keep in touch with home - while lazing around the pool or house. :o)

On calm bonanza days, snorkel directly in front of our casa. Bring wet shoes to walk from the ocean front pool 50 feet toward the unbelievable clear and clean aquamarine Caribbean sea. Lounge on the 800 square foot private rooftop. Private swimming Pool & patio (new 2012). Very private lower floor master king bedroom and bath suite. Main floor queen bedroom and bath. Vaulted great room. The ochre and aqua architecture and tile are serenely restful in this newer home. The photos of the views do not do us justice. Lazing on our balconies are the only way to truly appreciate Casa Marlena.

Info and tip sheet available for transportation and other questions. IslaCancunRentals site button located below. Private airport transpo available for $40 per van. We are less than an hour from the airport and a world away from Cancun-Vegas.

Excitement to be found: Visit the only launch point worldwide for whale shark snorkeling. Mid June to mid September. Take a day trip to Isla Contoy Nature Preserve. Dive Manchiones Reef. Mako reef is our new favorite. Isla Ches reef, near Isla Contoy is also shallow and beautiful. Home of Garrafon National underwater park. Isla Mujeres boasts the new Underwater Museum, cool statues! Great snorkeling! Mingle on acres of gorgeous clean, white sands at shallow Playa Norte - north beach. Isla is renowned for deep sea fishing. Yachts love this marina and the shallow calm waters of North Beach/Playa Norte. Our latest find is Juan Campos. (find him at ChiChitas on Play Norte or Oscars Marina. He rents his 35 foot sailboat for $100/hr. Seeing Isla Mujeres from the water is a new experience for us. On a good wind day, the trip around the entire island takes 3 hours.

Stroll through Calle Hidalgo for dinner and drinks watching the street dancers, fire show, Indian flute quartet, mariachi bands, steel drums. Dance all night at Poc Na or Faynes.. Many live bands entertain nightly. Get a pic with a parrot, giant white snake or iguana on your shoulder. Swim with dolphins. Pet a nurse shark. Learn at the Turtle Farm. Relax and let Isla Mujeres relaxing vibe refresh and refuel your spirit.

Favorite Centro Restaurants :

French Bistro-curry grouper or steaks and lobster, jumbo shrimp.

Nashs Tapas,

Olivias-mediteranean tapas,

Rooster-lunch and breakfast chef cuisine,

Mogagua, new menu...I'm not sure it is an improvement but nice waiters!

Sardinian Smile-music - pastas,

Angelos-seafood pizza,

Rolandi Sac Bajo-scallops ,

Asia Caribe - ginger ice cream, green curry masaman. yum!,

Faynes - dancing,

Lola Valentina - mango fish tacos.

Mango Cafe-stuffed poblano pepper bkfst/lunch, yogurt & fruit.

Miguels Moonlight, pool table, Karaoke Pomegranate La Pinta Tequila shots. Dopi s grilled fish,

Mogagua- s.american tapas, banana margaritas.

Buccanero-soups. l

os fueguitos- the only argentinan steak house we recommend.

home made Italian Gelato for dessert is common on Isla Mujeres, Enjoy!

Beach Food: Sunset Grill romantic sunsets, personal fav, house salad or nachos.

ChiChi Charlies - Chichitas 2 for 1 drinks all day from Victor at the Chichitas bar, tik n chik tacos.

Fenix Restaurant romantic lighting , great appetizers, tempura, Sunday afternoon salsa bands on the beach.

Buhos-chandelier bar on the beach, swings and nachos.

Out and About: Chuc Kay, great food, sac bajo marina area, live music sundays 3-5pm Javi - Band with no Name.

Salsa dance lessons at cuban restaurant next door, weekdays 7:30 am. Bahia Tortuga Sunday BBQ, Wow!!! live music wed and sun.

Lighthouse (south point) UNbelievable 360 views, $20 lobster tail, home made coconut ice cream. Yum!

Romantic Chef cuisine dinner available at Limon, ask a taxi,

(our favorite is Charlie #61) (Gilberto is also good and has better english)

Casa de los Suenos! my #1 favorite for sunset appetizers, $33peso margs and $20 peso beers. 4 blocks from Casa Marlena. Awesome food, credit cards accepted, canadian owned, lobster bite appetizers! Grand opening of a water park February 2015.

I have added a pic of Felipe Alvarez. He is happy to do airport transpo. $30-$40 each way, up to 4 pp. Van holds 6pp and lugguage. We love him and this is a GREAT price! Robb and Sally rent a nice golf cart for $35/day. (reserve ahead, normal price is $40-60/day in town) Reserve it directly with him at Use my name as a reference for the special price.

We have done some remodeling 2/14. The new hurricane doors and security screens are in! Paint and steps done! New mattresses and furniture 2014! Check it out! Be careful of the wind slamming the door kitchen entry door. Ouch!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shae Rohling (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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About Shae Rohling

Jim and I love sunshine escapes. Aqua and teal water with ocean sounds calm and relax so we can unwind and recharge from the American rat race we live in Minnesota. Clean air! Clean water! My mom tour guided from Minnesota through Central America for 20 yrs. We built Casa Marlena in her memory. We hope to retire here someday to enjoy God's natural splendor.

Shae Rohling purchased this villa in 2008

Why Shae Rohling chose Isla Mujeres

After diving and touring most of the Caribbean we find the Cancun area to be the best value. It is a short, inexpensive flight. We love international quisine. Home Depot and mall shopping across the bay. Small town, nice people on Isla Mujeres. Isla has a 'Corona' perfect beach, lovely snorkeling, world class fishing and an upscale new home district to build in. The island is getting more and more busy as it gets discovered, so we bought before we could no longer afford our dream home.

What makes this villa unique

Restful oceanside walks. Beachcombing for seaglass and shells. Peaceful stargazing. Orion's Belt and other constellations. Light pollution is a minimum here. Whale shark and reef snorkeling. Yoga on the roof or cliffside. Relaxing crash of the surf. Privacy, just minutes from one of the greatest white sand beaches ever. We are thrilled to install our first private swimming pool! Artsy community. Many musicians. Lots of International high quality quisine. Strolling Hidalgo street entertainment, fire dancers, mariachi, flamenco... Good grocery store. Chedraui (walmart type store) And an American hospital just across the bay, just in case. Navy hospital in the Colonia.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment: My husband and I vacationed to Isla Mujeres in May, 2011. We were looking for privacy and relaxation. Casa Marlena was just what we were looking for! We spent our days mostly by the pool. The first few days, the ocean was calm and we were able to snorkle in front of the house. We were pleasantly surprised at what we saw. We have paid to see much worse. Even saw a ray. We rented a golf cart for 2 days, to get a feel for the island, but the taxi service is the way to go. Some days, we walked to a nearby restaurant and caught a taxi back for about $2. The beach below the house is a little tricky to get to, but is a pretty comfortable climb down. The limestone cutouts below are a great place to read or take a nap. We enjoyed the iguanas as well. While I have been to prettier islands, the combination of cheap air, reasonable lodging, private pool with ocean, and reasonable good food makes a trip to Casa Marlena something I would like to do over and over again. Thanks for a great week.

Apr 2011
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Romantic Casa Marlena, Private Pool Oceanside. Beachcomber Paradise! April -5%
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 30 reviews
Albuquerque NM


  • 5 of 5

Great romantic get away! Perfect place to relax and unwind. The privacy of the pool ocean side was amazing. Joseluis was amazing and a huge help with any little things that were needed!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Great romantic getaway for two. Lots of privacy and amazing views!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Best Vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

Casa Marlena has a very welcome home charm. My husband and i had never been to Isla Mujeres, we found the island to be fun, yet layed back , everyone was so nice. Casa Marlena is beautiful, the view is more spectacular every day, listening to the sound of the ocean as you fall asleep is so piecefull. The security doors are a great addition to the house, it makes you feel very safe, though we felt very safe traveling the island on our golf cart as well. The house had all the accomadation we needed. The pool was fantastic and very private. The house was clean, the beds were very comfortable. Seriously loved everything about our stay at Casa Marlena. Jose was there to met us, explained everything and was available when we needed him. Our transportation with Felipe went smoothly upon arrival and when we left. If you ever need a taxi CHARLIE is your man, great guy. We highly recommend Casa Marlena. Huge thank you to Shae for all your information prior to our visit, very helpful. Already planning our trip for next your and Casa Marlena is the only place for us.

Very Satisfied Customer, The Kerans

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

First Impressions

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived on the island for this years travels. We have been to Isla 6 years now and have sampled a lot. We are very pleased with Casa Marlena. The owner was very helpful during the reservation process. Once we arrived at the house, Jose was there as promised, right on time, very professional and helpful at letting us know the in and outs of the house. This is the first time that we have stayed this close to the water front and you are on the WATER FRONT. Sounds, breeze and views are great. House is laid out well and very secure. I have never felt at risk on the island but you will definitely not at Casa Marlena. Very high quality door all over the house allow you to sleep with the breeze blowing thru the house all night. Our daughter also loved the internet quality. You know how important it is to them. It is definitely a "return to" property for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wilmington, Delaware USA

Peaceful location but close enough to activities

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as expected and the people with whom Shae connected us were all helpful. The weather was cooler and windier than usual so we didn't use the pool but it would be a valued feature on hotter days. The sound of the waves on this windward shore erased the buzzing, ringing, alerts of working life in the US. One of the homes best feature besides the 180 degree view of the sea are the heavy duty, locking screened sliders that let in the sea breezes and sounds. Keep in mind, though, the waves can be loud. Beachcombing at low tide to the north of the house is possible but you need to be nimble. My understanding is that this is seasonal and the water on this side of the island becomes much calmer during summer months. From the house you can walk south to Punta Sur (3/4 mile) on a trail or on the sidewalk. Another 1/8 mile will get you to Garrafon Park. About the same distance to the north will get you to La Gloria. By golf cart, the house is about 20 minutes to town (Centro). We had no difficulty finding parking for the cart in Centro. There were two of us and we really didn't need so much space, but we would rent Casa Marlena again.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
ardmore, oklahoma

casa marlena

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Casa Marlena. Easy to rent. Shae is very helpful and prompt to contact back with information. Concierge was helpful and friendly. House is beautiful, clean, view is magnificent. We were so happy with this property that, we have rented it again for July! I highly recommend a stay here on beautiful Isla Mujeres.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Isla Mujeres
"Isla Mujeres provides a safe and fun location to visit or live. The locals are super friendl..."
Playa Norte
Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres
Mango Cafe
Qubano Restaurant
Ultramar ferry terminal
Cafe Mogagua
"South American food at its best, great atmosphere, super wait staff, try the banana margarita!"
Jax Bar & Grill
"Our favorite American restaurant on the island, gorgeous view from the 2nd floor balcony, su..."
Tortugranja (Turtle Farm)
"great restaurant for lunch and breakfast on Hidalgo"
"think walmart only much smaller, this is the most americanized grocery, liquor, pharmacy, ha..."
"romantic, everything is fresh daily, owned by a beautiful young Israeli couple"
National Reef Park Garrafon
"zip lines, pool, a little expensive, spectacular views, the reef and fish are very nice, but..."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cancun - Cun
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Cancun has multiple golf courses
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lighthouse, La Bruja, The Joint, Limon
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Castillo de Garrafon - white sugar sand beach club
Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Marlena
Nearest Point of Interest
Garrafon National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
el museo underwater park
Nearest Point of Interest
Sac Bajo, Delfinario-dolphin discovery etc
Nearest Point of Interest
Chedraui - Walmart type store
Nearest Point of Interest
Nautibeach Condominiums
Car: not necessary

Walk 4 blocks to Garrafon National underwater Park and the Punta Sur Lighthouse and sculpture garden, Whale Shark Snorkeling in July & August! Dive Manchiones Reef and others. Stroll Hidalgo Restaurant Calle (non motorized restaurant row). North Beach Sunsets over white sugar sand and shallow swimming. Dolphin Discovery, Turtle Farm. Friendly people. International flavor.Friendly community. JoseLuis Burns is my concierge. I believe to call him from your American phone you can dial 011 - 52 - 1-998 145 6667 , but different services require other prefix digits sometimes. My cost is $1.69/minute when in Mx. MaryAnn is a yoga instructor and massage therapist. Her email is maryannburns@yahoo cell #998 735 4705.Have a wonderful massage in her pumpkin dome, seaside or yoga on M-W-F $5/pp. She is also willing to set up at Casa Marlena or Nautibeach Condo Glorious.


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From $175 Per night

Isla Mujeres Villa Rental Rates

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May 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
May 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

tips for concierge? $20 $0
weeklytip for maids? $10 $0
cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $200
a/c =$100/wk per Bedroom $100
Notes Airport transpo available, $35/1 way for 4 people. Golf cart rental available $35/day. Please call my phone 651 470 0071 to confirm reservations, 9-9cst and a chat to make sure this is the perfect vacation home for you. 5% discount for >8 to 29 nights. Return guests have a 10% discount.
50% deposit to hold your dates, balance due 60 days prior to arrival
$200 security deposit ( I shred upon departure)
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Isla Mujeres Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite to master bedroom, hair dryer, 1 sink, tiled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , main floor bath with private door directly to bedroom tiled
  • We installed a spigot low to easily wash your feet in the evening. Both bathrooms are tiled to the ceiling, clean and have amply shelving for toiletries. There is also a shower outside to get the salt off with fresh water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1) King bed in master suite. New Beds 10/14. Comfort top. Bedspread and blanket. Reading lamps. Large ensuite bathroom. Queen size Bed (1) Queen bedroom on main floor, comfort top. Private entry to main floor bath. Reading lamp and romantic night lights.
  • Books ...
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  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hotel safe for security in closet. Purified water included. Weekly maid service. Tip appreciated $5-10. Nice local grocery store, deli and butcher. Xpress in the Zocolo Plaza or closer in the colonias.

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