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Ashley Wilkens

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Casa Paraiso~Custom Caribbean Oceanfront Home~Private Pool~HGTV Showcase Home

47 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Quintana Roo House Rental Photos and Description

~ ISLAND JEWEL~ 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath on Caribbean, Sleeps up to 6 guests

Casa Paraiso...the ideal private island home...where Paraíso es para siempre 'Paradise is Forever'.

Our home, Casa Paraiso was featured on HGTV in August 2014..We were very flattered when we were approached by HGTV to film our home..

Isla Mujeres - the Island of Women. and just voted #1 beach by Travel & Leisure Magazine.. what a huge honor! Sparkling, clear, warm azure waters. Beautiful, soft, white sand beaches. Gentle tropical breezes. Breathtaking views. Ancient Mayan ruins. Modern conveniences and only a 15 minute ferry ride from Cancun - but worlds apart. Welcome to paradise!...

Glistening Caribbean waters, Swaying palms & White sands. Why wait? Escape to paradise in beautiful Isla Mujeres - which means you won't have to worry about anything—other than remembering to put on your sunscreen. With breathtaking beach views at your fingertips, spend your days exploring all the island has to offer!

Whether you & your guests choose to swim or surf or just lounge all day by the pool – you can feel the stress just melt away. Our tropical paradise includes a private pool with a lounging/tanning area directly facing the Caribbean, spectacular 360 degree views of the entire island...with all the comforts of home. We do have a complimentary international phone line for you to use during your stay and high speed Wireless Internet that works great throughout our whole house. . Casa Paraiso is located directly on the beautiful Caribbean Ocean where there is always a refreshing ocean breeze blowing.. We recently completed a total renovation that was completed in November 2013..and added rooftop palapas, section couch & poolside palapa/table for your enjoyment.

There are ceiling fans located in every room of our home and 3 brand new split air conditioning units located throughout the home – and they work very fast at cooling the rooms too!

Main floor: Fully-equipped kitchen, laundry room, dining area, 2 spacious & open living areas and half bath. You will love the 2 living areas furnished with comfortable furniture and oversized sectional couch to relax or watch the large LED flat screen TV with DirectTV (with English satellite channels too).

Second floor: 2 large master suites--each beautifully decorated with spacious full bathrooms with large, oversized walk in showers, both suites have access to the large wrap-around balcony, custom built king size beds with luxurious bedding. The upstairs bathrooms have large beautifully decorated custom tile and cabinetry & large walk-in showers and illuminated onyx sinks.

Beautiful wooden stairway leads takes you from the 2nd level terrace/balcony to the rooftop terrace that has brand new palapa (thatched roof) with red LED uplights..what a beautiful effect at night, custom sectional couch, and table where you can breathe in the constant ocean breeze and panoramic views of the island and nearby Cancun with breathtaking sunsets.

All linens, towels, cooking and eating utensils are furnished. Downtown is only minutes away. All linens, towels, cooking and eating utensils are furnished...no need for you to bring anything but your swimsuit, flip flops and get ready to transform yourself into 'Mañana Mode'..

Additional Amenities: We care more than happy to recommend private transfers to and from the airport with an English speaking driver. We can arrange to pre-stock your pantry and refrigerator prior to your arrival, in-house masseuse, Personal chef, Yoga, swim with whale sharks (July - September), book world-class sports fishing on boats complete with professional crews, etc...if you think of it.. we can make it happen! Just ask!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ashley Wilkens (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Ashley Wilkens

Todd & I fell in love with Isla Mujeres on August 1, 2003 when we decided to take a spur-of-the-moment day trip to Isla from Cancun… as many people have done. It took us over an hour to get to Isla on a small fishing boat back then! Little did we know the impact that Isla would have on us! We fell in love with the pristine beaches, people, culture, food, and the feeling of comfort we had while visiting this quaint island.

We were married in Isla Mujeres on August 1, 2004, which is exactly 1 year from our casual day trip that would affect and change our lives forever. We had a beautiful sunset beach wedding ceremony at Villa Rolandi…what a perfect day! We have since visited the island several times a year and have made some wonderful friends there as well.. We knew we wanted to one day have our own piece of Isla to call “Our Island Home”. We hope you enjoy the island and our home as much as we do! Life Is Good & It’s ALWAYS 5:00 at Casa Paraiso!

Ashley Wilkens purchased this house in 2013

Why Ashley Wilkens chose Quintana Roo

We would drive our golf cart around the island and always would comment on how we really loved this house and on one of our many trips to Isla Mujers we saw that the house was For Sale..THAT was our moment to have OUR very own island home. You can't beat what Isla has to offer: Island style home, World famous beaches, You can always take in the constant ocean breeze coming from the Caribbean while sitting in the beautiful pool. Our home is in a central location on the island.

What makes this house unique

You truly feel 'away from it all' and it's the ultimate place to de-stress....island style! Life Is Good and We are truly blessed!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had stayed Jan 14 for two weeks with another couple and would return to Isla in a heartbeat. Ashley, one of the owners, was very accommodating both with all of my pre visit questions and even with a follow up call while we were there. Great to have such a personal touch though miles away. Casa Paraiso is a very comfortable place with many of the creature comforts one would want. We did though feel that more could be done with the outside amenities such as lounge chairs and cushions and was happy to hear that that is on their list. Having been new owners of a rental property ourselves we get how all things take time and we are sure that this place will not only improve over time but will def be on our return list in the future. Isla itself is a special island. We -four women in our fifties- felt absolutely safe at all times no matter what time of day or place. We did not rent a cart but opted to secure four bicycles on our own which in itself we all would highly recommend as a way to get around the island. With so many great places to eat, knowing we can pedal it off made our indulgence much more accepting! The people,both local and those who travel to Isla regularly, are some of the nicest people we have come across. Most tourists we talked to gave been coming to Isla for years and their kids are now coming back with their kids. Safe you bet - hospitable and accommodating -absolutely. We can honestly say that Isla is our Mexico. Thank you Ashley and Todd for making our holiday a memorable one!
Mar 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 47 traveler reviews

Casa Paraiso~Custom Caribbean Oceanfront Home~Private Pool~HGTV Showcase Home
average rating of 4.93617 based on 51 reviews
5

A beautiful house in a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

My mom, my aunt, and I had our first visit to Isla Mujeres at Casa Paraiso and we cannot wait to go back. I can't say enough nice things about the island. The food was amazing, the people are so friendly, and the views are unbelievable.

Casa Paraiso was ideally located in the middle of the island so we could easily get to Punta Sur to see the Mayan Ruins or Fenix to hang out on Playa Norte. The beds were so comfortable - sheets were so soft, and I'm very picky about my sheets! We did have some issues with the satellite TV, but who needs it when there's so much to do on the island. The view from the living room over the pool and the front deck is just breathtaking. We spent most of our time just relaxing out there without a care in the world.

Make sure you get a mango jalapeno margarita from the Mango Cafe and the stuffed chili pablano from the restaurant next door to Bahama mama's! Our stay at Casa Paraiso was wonderful, and I'm hoping we'll be back sooner rather than later!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

You have a beautiful home. It truly is like a your home away from home. The view is amazing. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home. Would love to come back again

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Cincinnati
5

Clean, fully equipted, Ron & Gary oh and Gilberto

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time ever.. this home is one you can only dream of.. Ron, Gary, Gilberto were there at our beck n call.. We had everything you would expect to have in your own home. The rooms were spacious, clean, the kitchen fully equipt, washer, dryer, 3 levels with each floor having a beautiful view of the ocean. We watched the sun rise and set.. The pool was so clean and amazing so amazing that we are going back in 5 mos.. cant stay away... thanks Ashley for everything!! I could go on and on about how amazing this home is, but I unfortunately am back to reality and have to work... so I can come in a fews months.. :)

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Cannot Wait To Return!

  • 5 of 5

As a nursing student with a beautiful home in the states, this house is my secret escape from all of my worries. I enjoyed morning runs in our front yard (and how convenient it was to have a rail-guarded running path in our front yard overlooking the small rocky cliffs and beautiful ocean). The location was so convenient, especially if you plan on exploring the island...the house is an equal distance from the north and south ends of the island.

The owner is so welcoming and makes the process as easy as possible. As long as you are intending to have a relaxing stay, you will enjoy and appreciate the beauty, upgrades, and luxury of this home.

This house is absolutely stunning and there is much time and effort put into making sure your stay is suitable for you. Be prepared to live a little, let your worries go, and be optimistic!! The culture is a wonderful experience and gets you out of your comfort zone so that you can feel at home, away from home :)

I would most definitely recommend experiencing Isla Mujeres by staying in the beautiful home, Casa Paraiso!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Magnificent Home Overlooking Ocean

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home and very tastefully decorated. Our family of four (2 teenagers) have enjoyed it on 2 different occasions. It has several seating areas outside that overlook the ocean and a fully equipped kitchen. It is located mid island for privacy and a short golf cart drive to the activities downtown.

We loved living among the locals and interacting with them. The island isn't your normal tourist destination with all the big resorts. We loved every minute of it and made friends everywhere we went.

The owners of the home are very helpful and answered many questions before our arrival. They mailed us detailed information to make our trip stress free. They also provide a very thorough book in the home to acquaint you with the island and things to do. The house manager was also a great source of information and only a phone call away.

I won't go into the details of each room because the pictures speak for themselves. It is a wonderful home that holds many special memories for our family. I highly recommend this home for a relaxing island getaway.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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A few hiccups

  • 4 of 5

I wrote a very flowery and somewhat comical review of our stay, however due to character limitations of the review, here are the nuts and bolts:

Cons:

Traffic noise

Roosters screaming

Large, sharp urns in pool area (we all bear scars)

No pool cleaning equipment, bird poop stains (used broom handled and dust pan to remove debris)

Beach towels for use at the home only

Dirty dishes and silverware (everything had to be washed before using)

Dirty run-down appliances (blender held together with duct tape)

Clean laundry left in washing machine and dryer

Cracked ice cube trays (had to buy ice)

Breaker flipped when toaster oven was used and fridge stopped running

Greg MIA for a few days, had to ask for toilet paper, water and a repair person

Smaller master bedroom had no windows that opened, door leading to balcony had no screen

Smaller master bathroom doorknob was stripped and was not able to turn, repairman was not able to fix, unable to close bathroom door for duration of trip for fear of being locked inside

Concrete seating on roof top lacked cushions and was uncomfortable

Stained, threadbare sheets

Towels with holes

Pros:

Mid Island Location

Empty Lots on either side

Room for 4 loungers around pool

Pool is cool

Windows have screens

Large master bedroom sliding glass door with screen

When all is said and done, we had a wonderful stay at Casa Paraiso. The house was decorated beautifully and constructed masterfully; however, the amenities were lacking. Sheets were stained and threadbare, towels had holes in them, the appliances, dishes and silverware were dirty and basic necessities were provided only after asking multiple times. We loved Isla Mujeres and will visit again, but will try different accommodations on our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kara. We appreciate your comments about our home decoration.. we love our home and I do take personal care of it. I DO need to be aware of all this so I can address with our home manager, which you have all the contact phone numbers for Greg and Ron in our house book as they are very prompt in taking care of everything very fast or contacted me directly and I could have had this taken care of IMMEDIATELY..Not sure why you were told beach towels could not be brought to beach.. that is the whole reason I purchased them.. for our guests to bring to the beach.. Our pool is cleaned daily. This is a very rare circumstance ..please see other reviews.. Thank you Kara
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Puerto Juarez
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Cancun
Car: not necessary

Located on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, Isla Mujeres is surrounded by the perfect turquoise Caribbean sea. The island is a unique blend of 'fun-in-the-sun' & peaceful tranquility. Casa Paraiso is in the La Gloria neighborhood which has a great mix of residential areas and quaint small shops & delicious restaurants. La Gloria is midway on the island (north to south). Beautiful beaches and crystal clear water ---great for swimming and snorkeling. Despite being a small island, Isla Mujeres has fantastic restaurants, nightclubs and spas. Super friendly locals.

Other Activities: Shopping, Mayan ruins, Garrafon park, great shelling beach, Swim with the Whale Sharks (June-Aug), Deep Sea Fishing,

Golf: Cancun (a short ferry ride away) has wonderful courses.

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Rates & Availability

Isla Mujeres House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season 2016
Apr 10 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,858
$7,080
 
 
High Season 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,362
$9,000
 
 
Caribbean Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$395
$2,488
 
 
New Years 2016
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$395
$2,488
 
 
Mid Season 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,205
$8,400
 
 
Low Season 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,858
$7,080
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,858
$7,080
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 19.0%

We welcome & offer discounted rates for weekly and long term stays.

PayPal, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover Cards are accepted.

Any additional housekeeping requests are $50.00 USD per cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Quintana Roo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Oversized walk-in shower featuring Yucatan natural stone
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower featuring beautiful Yucatan natural stone
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bath with custom cabinetry & solid onyx sink
  • Our home is equipped with a water pressure pump that insures great water pressure in your shower! Always a big bonus in Mexico! The bathroom sinks are make of beautiful onyx that are beautifully illuminated and the showers are all made using Tikul, a Yucatan natural stone. All the furniture, closets & cabinetry are custom made using Tzalam, Yucatan wood.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • With two beautifully decorated master suites (each with a king-size bed & private full bathroom), the upstairs sleeps 4 people in beds. All the furniture, spacious closets and cabinetry are all custom made. The downstairs offers a very spacious sectional sofa the can very comfortably sleep 2. We have just finished adding a additional living area with full size couch & love seat.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are happy to pre-stock the refrigerator and/or pantry with anything special you would like..please let us know ahead of time so we can make arrangements.

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