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Casa De Jaguar, Most Photographed Home on the Island

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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 heated 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 enjoy our heated pool in the winter months. 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.


More Details

Gwen LaPole
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

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. After so many trips to the beautiful island we still find something new and exciting each and every trip! 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.


Isla Mujeres Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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 and highchair.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Casa De Jaguar, Most Photographed Home on the Island
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

This house is so clean and well taken care of. The pool is wonderful. It's so warm and refreshing. Such a beautiful property. I can't wait to come back again. Thank you so much for everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winter Haven, Florida

Doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

The Casa De Jaguar should truly be considered the 8th wonder of the World. This villa is without a doubt the most beautiful villa we have ever stayed in. The Jaguar had everything we needed, and has such a warm and friendly feeling to it. It's located on the road that circles the island and everyone that drove by would wave and yell "Hola". The pool is heated and the lights at night are unforgettable. It is very secure and has 4 beautiful, spacious bedrooms, a huge living room and a very modern kitchen with plenty of utensils to supply all your needs. The bedrooms come complete with coffee makers, blow dryers, plenty of storage space and a safe for your valuables. The furniture is all modern and very comfortable and the pool area has plenty of chairs and awesome for spending some outdoor time just chilling and waving at passer-bys. The Casa De Jaguar was amazing, fantastic and magical. Hope we can return many more times!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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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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Aurora, Oregon

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

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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Nearest Point of Interest
Casa de Jaguar

Boat tours, Fishing, Turtle Farm, Dolphin Discovery, Garrafon Park, the new waterpark, Whale Shark tours in season.


Rates & Availability

Isla Mujeres Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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May 26 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Feb 10 2018 - Feb 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

5 night minimum stay from Dec. through March

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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