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 likes to get away from it all, yet be 10 minutes from nightlife, restaurant row and the busiest beaches. 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!
Stroll Hildalgo and eat at international cuisine restaurants or get shrimp tacos for $1.50US. Live on our nearly empty 2 mile stretch of surf and strollable natural rock coastline that radiates peace and invites contemplation of God's natural splendor. 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 days, snorkel directly in front of our casa. Bring wet shoes to walk from the ocean front pool down to the aquamarine Caribbean sea. Lounge on the 800 sq' private rooftop. Private swimming Pool, new patio Very private lower floor master king bedroom and bath suite. Main floor queen bedroom and bath. This is not a shared home. You will have the privacy of the entire home. Vaulted great room. The ochre and aqua architecture and tile is serenely restful in this newer home.
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.
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' vibe refresh and refuel your spirit.
Favorite Centro Restaurants :Nash's Tapas, Olivia's-mediteranean tapas, Rooster-lunch and breakfast chef cuisine, French Bistro-curry shrimp or steaks, Mogagua, Sardinian Smile-music & pastas, Angelos-seafood pizza, Rolandi Sac Bajo-scallops&views, SanCocho-chili rellena or $1.50 tacos. Asia Caribe - music & ginger ice cream, green curry 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. los 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 2 for 1 drinks all day from Ramiro, tik n chik tacos. Fenix Restaurant romantic lighting , great appetizers, tempura. Buho's-chandelier on the beach, swings and nachos.
Out and About: Chuc Kay, great food, sac bajo marina area, live music sat & sun 3-5pm Javi and band, Marla, his. Salsa dance lessons at cuban restaurant next door, weekdays 7:30 am. Bahia Tortuga Sunday BBQ, Wow!!! live music wed & sun. Lighthouse (south point) UNbelievable 360 views, $20 lobster tail, coconut ice cream. Yum! Romantic Chef cuisine dinner available at Limon, ask a taxi.
I have added a pic of Felipe Alvarez. He is happy to do airport transpo. $30-$40 each way, up to 4 pp. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About The Owner
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. 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.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2008
Why The Owner 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. Peaceful stargazing. Whale shark and reef snorkeling. Yoga on the roof. 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. Good grocery store. Chedraui (walmart type store) And an American hospital just across the bay, just in case.
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.