"Island Loft" Unit at Puerta al Mar
On a crescent-shaped beach, Puerta al Mar is located on Sac Bajo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Completed in 2008, Puerta al Mar consists of 27 privately-owned units, with views of Mujeres Bay and Cancun skyline to the front, and Makax Lagoon to the back. Located on the leeward side of the island, bay waves are calm, and winds are muted vs. the Caribbean side. A free-form infinity pool, hot tub and palapa are located between landscaped grounds and the beach. The beach is walkable in either direction to beach clubs and beach-side restaurants.
Our unit is on the second floor and consists of a front living and dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms and two full baths. The condo has unit-wide balconies off both the front and back to enjoy sunrises over the lagoon and sunsets over Cancun. Four sliding glass doors with decorative wood protective shutters can fully-retract into both walls, opening the front room to the bay balcony and the view to Cancun. The front room has a Sharp Aquos 46-in flat screen TV and CD/DVD/ with iPod plug-in stereo, all enjoyed from an L-shaped couch, and from the kitchen and dining area. A glass dining table seats four. The kitchen has granite counter tops with a central island, and is equipped with an oven, cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, and GE stainless steel refrigerator/freezer. Conveniences include an under-counter purified water dispenser with a counter-top faucet, all at no cost to the renter, and a Kitchen-Aid commercial blender, a coffee maker and toaster.
Both bedrooms have king size beds with Therapedic 7-Zone luxury mattress toppers. The condo is designed to sleep four adults comfortably. Adult guests preferred. Both baths have walk-in glass & limestone showers. A hotel-style safe is available in the master bedroom. The second bedroom has a Sharp Aquos 32-in flat screen TV with CD/DVD player.
Wall-mounted air conditioners and ceiling fans operate with remote control. Our unit has a laundry closet with a washer and dryer, equipped with supplies for your convenience. Maid and grocery delivery services are available.
A detailed listing of additional conveniences, restaurants and activities near Puerta al Mar and on Isla Mujeres will be provided.
This condo is great!
2 king size beds
2 bathrooms, both with great walk-in showers
complex is very well thought out - you don't have much noise from the unit above or next to you & there's great attention to detail - the space is well used
well stocked with kitchen supplies, paper products, beach towels, etc
washer and dryer
plenty of space by the pool (and we were there in the busy season)
quiet atmosphere - definitely not a party crowd
the staff is always on site and very, very helpful - they are always doing maintenance and grounds-keeping but not in a way that's invasive
there's a code for the door so we didn't have to worry about carrying a key
walking distance to a beach restaurants is nice for lunch
surprisingly good selection of movies through the cable TV (most have English subtitles)
THE CONS: (these are very minor)
the hot tub is funny - you have to push a button every few minutes to get hot water - so it was cool most of the time
the back (2nd) bedroom lacks privacy (you can easily see in and out through the sliding glass door)
the beach out front is small and not a swimming beach
The complex houses 27 units and is very well thought out. This unit is on the 2nd floor on the north side of the building. The building is laid out in a way that you can hardly see or hear anyone from the other units when you are on your balconies. I was impressed with how well stocked everything was (laundry detergent, trash bags, cleaning supplies, hair dryer, extra pillows and blankets, cooler, beach towels, plastic cups for by the pool, etc) Drinking water is provided which is very convenient. I'd recommend renting a golf cart for your entire stay (the owner will arrange that for you) and have some groceries arranged to be in the unit before your arrival. If you have any issues during your stay, the staff is right there to fix it - we had a small problem with a light that they fixed same day. Also the battery in the safe died and it was changed within the hour.
My sister and I just spent two weeks at this condo. It was one of the best vacations we have enjoyed. We rented a golf cart for the entire vacation so had a way to get to all of the places around the island, explore the island and enjoyed watching the Big 10 basketball games at Jax's. The grocery store had absolutely everything you would need or want and the condo was beautifully furnished. Isreal was most helpful and all of the staff were so friendly - always greeting us as we walked by. Would love to return.
My sisters and nephew spent 10 days at this beautiful condo over the Christmas season.
It is a fabulous large 2 bedroom condo with views to die for.
Most comfortable bed, sheets and pillows I have ever had on a holiday and I have been on dozens of vacations.
Izrael who looks after the property was so helpful and if there ever was a small issue he took care of it immediately!
I would highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone thinking of going to Isla Mujeres!
We recently enjoyed a wonderful week at "the loft". We would rate this a six star stay rather than a five star stay and only wished we could have stayed longer. It was perfect, the staff was gracious beyond words, there wasn't anything we lacked. Absolutely the best, most restful, and beautiful vacation. Thank you so much for the wonderful accomodations.
Such a perfect place to stay. View, amenities, decorations, everything at this condo is perfect. I have stayed on Isla for many years in many different places. This is probably one of the if not the best I have stayed in. The owner has thought of everything. Truly "tranquilo"!!!!! I definitely recommend "Island Loft"
You will be satisfied. Pics are exactly accurate. The property is maintained pristene. Swim with the dolphins and the turtle farm is on the same road. Also, a great restaruant; Rolandis is right down the road. Also, Zama Beach, good food and outside bar and pool as well.
Our vacation at the Island Loft condo was truly amazing. The condo is elegant and immaculate...beautiful furnishings, luxurious bathrooms, a big screen TV and a gourmet kitchen. The sunsets and view of the Cancun skyline from the balcony were spectacular. We enjoyed lounging by the beachfront pool, exploring the quaint town and strolling down the beach. The island has many excellent restaurants...we loved walking down the beach for delicious lunches at Playa Tiburon. We had a wonderful vacation and hope to come back!
Garrafon National Marine Park, Dolphin Discovery, Sea Turtle Hatchery, Beach Clubs and Restaurants a short walk on the beach, world-class sailfishing and swimming with whale sharks in season, day trips to neighboring islands, sunset cruises