El Gran Escape: As you look across the infinity pool out to the far reaching horizon framing your view of the Caribbean Sea you grasp a true sense of the infinite and your place in it. Our pool boasts a shallow sunning area and swim up bar with seating for six. Your hardest decision will be whether to get in the jacuzzi or possibly retreat for a siesta in one of the four bedrooms, three of which have a full view of the sea and surf. After all you may want to rest up for the BBQ you are planning in the outdoor kitchen. Or, since you have been spending enough time in relaxation and contemplation, you may want to take a taxi or golf cart the few kilometers to town for a bit of night life. The traditional Mayan town is just far enough away to afford both privacy and excitement depending on your mood. If you wish to stay in this tranquil Casa for the evening we can assist with catering, provisioning and daily maid service for an additional fee. More photos at www.elgranescapeisla.com
- House3200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 bedrooms, 4 full baths w/ walk in stone showers, 1half bath, 1poolside bath
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 23, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful Home with lots to offer!!
I must start this by saying this is was our first time ever renting a home internationally and had lot's of questions and concerns going into it. The property owner and mgt co., did an amazing job in answering questions and putting us at ease! The house was ready and spot less when we arrived, the pictures honestly do not do the home justice. Sue even had the flowers, Champagne and Coffee waiting for us as requested for my wife' bday, it was amazing!
With that being said., I am giving only 4 stars because for two small issues that where unknown prior to arrival, 90% of my decision for renting such a huge home for only two people where based on two things that I assumed from the description and photos and did not verify was the hot tub and privacy. The thing that looks like a hot tub in the pool has NO HEAT and the pool was ice cold! I did ask upon arriving and I was told it was NOT a hot tub but a Jacuzzi so there is no heat? Pretty sure in looking at the photo's and in 99% of people's minds that the round isolated water attached to the pool would be expected to be heated. Unfortunately after at 13 hour travel day the biggest thing we where looking forward to at the time was a nice hot soak gazing out to the beautiful ocean. The other issue was the road behind the house next to the pool. Daily hourly there are day trippers either walking or driving motor-cycles or golf carts stopping to take pictures of this amazing home and the great views that it has. This kind of killed the ultra-exclusive vibe that is implied online, felt like we where being spyed on a bit.
Now, these are the only two negatives for us and again maybe 100% my fault for not asking enough questions. With that being said, I would highly recommend it for anyone with a large group, the layout gives everyone plenty of privacy and room to spread out. The kitchen is amazing and allows for large meals to be prepared with ease. The outdoor kitchen and dinning are also amazing, we had breakfast every morning outside, it was a great way to start the day!
Tips: Definitely rent a golf cart its a must, NOT a car but a golf cart. Stop off at the new grocery store Chedraui (it's like a Walmart) and stock up on food as soon as you arrive it's 1/2 way between the ferry and the house. They had lots of fresh meats, veggies etc., very nice. For the best lobster thermidor you must go to the Sunset Grill it was amazing!
I highly recommend this place!!!
Family Vacation Getaway
We stayed at this house for a week with my family, to include two children ages 4 and 6. We really enjoyed our week here! The kids loved the pool and the adults loved the ease of relaxing outside and eating dinner together with the ocean view. The Management Co was really great to work with and quickly answered any questions we had. Thank you for providing a beautiful home for a week filled with family memories!
My family and I loved this house! The location was perfect- nice and quiet. Pool and views were amazing. Everything was very clean and the management company did an excellent job. I would stay here again and would recommend this house to friends. Thank you!
Nine of us stayed a week and loved it. Beautiful and well appointed and comfortable, as others have mentioned. The infinity pool with the view of the ocean, was the highlight. It was easy to spend most of each day floating and relaxing and enjoying. Thank you!
Perfect house with a great view.
Great house for friends or family but the best part is the view. The house is just as nice as advertised and we will be back! Thank you Julie.
Great place! 4 1/2 stars for sure...
We rented this house in Feb 2016. There were 8 people and it was the perfect size. The was plenty of privacy for everyone but plenty of large common area to hang out with a big group. I love that each bedroom has its own bathroom. It was very well equipped and supplied. They even supply bottled water (giant delivery style bottles). The kitchen is very well supplied as well. Plenty of pots, pans, glasses and dishes for large group. The grounds were beautiful and the pool was clean and well maintained. I would give it 5 stars except for a few maintenance issues. The biggest one being that the Jacuzzi did not get hot. We were told that in order to use it, all A/C in the house must be turned off and then you could heat it. We did this but it never got hot. Other things were pretty minor (knob on sink in master bath kept falling off, window in master bath would not completely close and kept banging when it was windy). Overall a great house. I would definitely rent it again...
We are located toward the South end of the island approx. 3/4 of the way outside of town. Our casa is 7 minutes by golf cart to North Beach and 5 minutes by taxi. Some of the best swimming and snorkeling beaches on the island are located just a few minutes away.