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Gwen LaPole

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Casa De Jaguar, Most Photographed Home on the Island

23 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Isla Mujeres Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Like new house and voted 'Most Photographed Home on the Island'. Casa de Jaguar lies at the more private, south end of Isla Mujeres. This Mexican-style hacienda overlooks the Caribbean Sea from all it’s lovely verandas, porches, and the large Infinity pool. Up to 9 guests can enjoy this home.

We are doing our part of 'Going Green', saving island resources. Installed our own transformer, adding new solar hot water system and solar pool heater. Also, whole house water softening system. More to come.

Enjoy your morning coffee, watching the sunrise from your veranda or venture upstairs to 2nd floor to enjoy 360 degree views of Isla and over to Cancun. This incredible house will meet all your needs, from a gourmet kitchen, entertainment center, home office, WIFI Internet throughout, washer/dryer, barbecue, indoor and outdoor dining areas, all king-sized beds, and much more. Spend your days relaxing in the pool or take off to town to stroll through artisan shops or enjoy the outdoor cafés.

Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is a quick ferry ride 8 miles across the bay from Cancun. This beautiful island, 5 miles long and half a mile wide is like taking a step back in time. Pristine beaches, snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, a turtle farm, in season whale shark tours and dolphin swim are but of a few of the things to see and do here.

No need for a car, hail an island taxi or rent a bike, moped or golf cart and set off on your own tour. Browse through the local crafts in the downtown area, and dine at any number of restaurants serving all types of cuisine. If you’re up for it, venture out to the colonia's for a truly authentic Mexican dinner.

There’s plenty of night life, from street entertainers to night clubs. Isla Mujeres offers it all in a smaller, more quaint atmosphere, free of the stress and hustle-bustle of the large resort areas. Once you've come to Isla, you’ll come again and again, or perhaps do as some have done and come to stay.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Gwen LaPole (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Gwen LaPole

Have you ever had a Dream? Displayed in our home is a placque that was given to us as a gift. It says DREAM BIG. Our dream was to have a home somewhere in the Caribbean. We had vacationed on so many of the islands. So, every night after work we would take our laptop out on the porch and start to google, realestateSaintSomewhere. Then we’d go there and ask a realtor to show us around. We’d never thought about Mexico until a friend of ours moved there. She asked some of her friends where we should look and they all said “Isla Mujeres.” We said, “where is that?” To make this long story short, we came here, we fell in love with the island and all she has to offer; most especially, her warm and caring people. They are truly amazing. We found the lot, then our wonderful builder. Richard drew the plans. Patricio built the house and I picked all the colors and décor. So, please let us welcome you to

Case de Jaguar

Gwen LaPole purchased this villa in 2008

Why Gwen LaPole chose Quintana Roo

Gorgeous, uninterupted Caribbean View 365 days a year. Very Small island, unique location; yet easy to get to. Mexican hospitality.

What makes this villa unique

There are so many things to do here. Relax and do nothing, go fishing, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, diving. Go to the turtle farm, swim with the dolphins, sea lions and manatee @ the Dolphin Discovery, go on whale shark tour and swim with them. It's endless.

Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

Casa De Jaguar, Most Photographed Home on the Island
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
5

FABULOUS

  • 5 of 5

Amazing vacation house! Everything you could possibly need - the best part : Armin!!!

He arranged and guided us on an unforgettable day of snorkeling , recommended the best restaurants and was available to make our vacation enjoyable and relaxing!! Highly recommend the island and Casa de Jaguar ! We will definitely be back- thank you Gwen and Armin for your hospitality. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you guys had a fabulous stay and enjoyed your time on the island! I know Armin had a great time with you! Please let me know if I can ever help you out in the future!! Gwen
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5

Best Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 7 person bachelorette party at Casa De Jaguar, involving several high maintenance New Yorkers (myself included) and our expectations were exceeded in every way. The home and pool are spectacular, and incredibly managed. Armin, the house manager is truly a gem. He took care of our every need, brought us on an INCREDIBLE day of snorkeling, gave us all of the insight we needed into going to the right bars, restaurants and in ensuring we felt safe and were having fun. He made an already magical island even more special, and is our new friend! Definitely ask Armin to arrange for golf carts, which are a super fun way to explore the island. For a delicious afternoon snack him about his margaritas and homemade ceviche. Seriously, I can't emphasize it enough, don't hesitate to rent this house, you will not be disappointed! It embodies the rustic fabulousness that defines Isla de Mujeres.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear your guys had a fabulous trip for your bachelorette party!!! Please let us know if we can help you arrange any future trips! Feel free to post any fun pictures to our Facebook page to share! We love seeing them! Thanks again! Gwen
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5

A truly amazing place - not enough superlatives to accurately describe it.

  • 5 of 5

Our actual stay date started November 5th of 2014 but the calendar wouldn't go back that far. My apologies for not getting in here and writing sooner. My wife (fiancé at the time) wanted to get married in Mexico, invite family and friends, and find a place that could accommodate a larger party. Casa De Jaguar was an amazing fit. The two rooms upstairs have their own separate / private entrances and this was perfect for some of our guests who were more inclined to stay out later than we did. The house is fantastically well appointed. The pool is fantastic and about my only complaint was that it was a tad cool - blame that on the November timing. We swam regardless, and in the mid day heat it was a welcome relief. Watch the slippery tile though! I fell the day of our wedding and thought I had blew out my knee (again). Wonderful location near the Punta Sur on the Caribbean side. Island life is amazing. The food in the area can't be beat and is a wonderful combination of Mexican with a touch of Cuban flavor. While we didn't understand how to use the phones there, we made do. The internet service is slow - but so is island life so just get used to being off line and don't worry. We hired a local chef to come to the house and prepare us a meal after our Beach-side wedding and it was absolutely WONDERFUL! Find Maki Happy Chef on facebook - or ask the hosts. Logan Day will make you a great feast if you need.

A taxi is only a few minutes wait at the foot of the driveway. They go back and forth north / south very regularly, so no need to even call for one. Just wave him down, and if can't take you he will call for another for you. ALL of the guests and family loved this place without exception. It is absolutely STUNNING inside and out. Rent a golf cart or scooter (don't forget to negotiate your price and return time - someone will always deal with you) and the little market(s) for eggs / sundries are just a few minutes away on the interior part of the island. I didn't check the Families with young children box simply because I imagine kids running around the pool and I think that would be a bad idea. But rest assured there is no other real reason. It is a beautiful example of how a vacation residence should be. We watched dolphins go by near shore simply sitting by the pool one afternoon. Totally captivating.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crested Butte, Colorado
5

Beautiful home overlooking the ocean

  • 5 of 5

This home was fabulous for our 2 families- 2 couples and 5 teenage girls. We all had an incredible time with wonderful weather, great food and a new friend- Armin! We spent one week at your home and couldn't have asked for a more wonderful place. The heated pool was used daily by most of us. We rented golf carts and had an easy time reaching all parts of the island, exploring the beaches reefs, turtles, barrios, restaurants, Ixtel. What a wonderful stay! Armin became a good friend and was so helpful in assisting us arrange fun days and excursions. The snorkel trip and lunch at Contoy Island was such a treat! I hope to go back very soon! Try out Mango Cafe for excellent breakfasts, Picus and Don Chepo at North Beach had the best ceviche! The Sunset Grill was an upscale restaurant great for seafood and a beautiful sunset of course! The home of course has a full kitchen, so we prepared many meals there too! Have fun!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Glad you had a nice time!!if we can ever help you out in the future please let us know! We would love to have you and your family back! Gwen
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5

Tried many houses until this one

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house. We have been coming to Isla for 6 years now and always stayed in the Punta Sur area. This trip was amazing. From the friendly scheduling help of Gwen to the fantastic arrival meeting Armin and staff as they had the house ready for us and were very good at explaining the features of the house. Staff very personable, house and pool great, will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Brad for the sweet review! If we can ever help you plan your next trip please let us know. We live repeat guests and also offer a discount for past guests. So glad to hear you had a fantastic time. Thanks again! Gwen
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Missouri, USA
5

Best place to stay on the island!

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Isla Mujeres four times and have stayed at Casa De Jaguar twice and this was by far our best experience! The house is beautiful and colorful, the pool was warm, and the location is amazing! The homeowner was friendly, helpful and responsive before we arrived and the house manager, Armin and Betina greeted us upon arrival with our golf carts waiting. Armin was the best house manager we've had while visiting Mujeres and he made us feel like we'd known him for years! We'll be back next year and will definitely be booking this house again. We can't wait to see Armin and Betina again!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the amazing review. We are excited that you have booked already for next year! Can't wait for you to see all the upgrades I'm making to the house this summer. New dishes. New bedding and some fun things to make your stay even better! Let me know if there's anything I can help you out with before your upcoming trip!! Thanks again for choosing our home for you magical vacation!! Gwen
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Nearest Point of Interest
Casa de Jaguar

Turtle Farm, Dolphin Swim, Whale Shark tours in season.

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Rates & Availability

Isla Mujeres Villa Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$485
$3,220
 

Additional information about rental rates

5 night minimum stay from Dec. through March

Deposit is 50% paid when booked and remaining balance to be paid 30 days prior to arrival

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Amenities

Isla Mujeres Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , built in hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , built in hair dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , built in hair dryer
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , built in hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1). Each of the 4 bedrooms has a king bed. There is an air mattress for a ninth guess and a porta crib.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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