Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Oceanfront Luxury Villa and Casita's with Stunning Pool

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths4
Space 6,100 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 16 people in total, Main Villa sleeps 8, Casita A/B sleep 4 people each

Casa de las Palmas is a private Villa and Casita's estate, ideal for a couple or family looking to get away for some quiet (or romantic) time, or family reunions, wedding parties or corporate retreats. This oceanfront estate is away from the noise an hustle of downtown, but only 10 minutes away (the island is only 5 miles long by 1/2 mile wide)perfect with it's lush garden area and stunning pool for rejuvenating. The recently completed Villa has 4 master suites, each with there own full baths, plus 2 -1/2 baths downstairs and can accommodate 8 people. The Villa's extra large kitchen and bar sitting area, along with the beautiful dining area should satisfy your every need. The Villa's sunken living room with full glass sliding doors to a spectacular covered patio overlooking the pool and gardens will make it hared to ever leave this property. Casita A has 2 master suites each with their own full baths plus 1/2 bath downstairs and a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room can accommodate 4 people. Special services available upon request.WiFi throughout the entire property; safes in all units; salt water pool.

Keywords: Oceanfront Luxury Villa sleeps 8, 2 Casita's sleep 4 each. Total accommodation is 16 people.

More Details

Sandra Usher
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Sandra Usher

Fell in LOVE with Isla in 1999' when first was introduced by my girlfriend Julie. My husband and I purchased something on that trip, which led into the building of our wonderful, 'Casa de las Palmas' - a dream come true! We love Isla and think of it as our home. We love sharing our 'beautiful oasis' with all our family and friends (and new friends)! We are an active, athletic and personable family, who enjoys quality of life with family and friends. Please visit our 'oasis' for yourself to see what we LOVE and enjoy!

Sandra Usher purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Sandra Usher chose La Gloria

We wanted something safe, fun, beautiful Caribbean/Gulf waters, along with good medical and modern conveniences. Isla is not only all of that, but more. We decided on this property to build and make our own because of the constant cool breeze and beautiful views.

What makes this townhome unique

We built the 2 casita's and the pool and gardens first. The main Villa was just finished in April 2009 and was a vision after the fact that we were going to build 2 more identical casita's, when I thought with our large family it would be fun to knock out the wall and make one big Villa. With all 3 units on one property we can now house not only our family, but other friends as well. Everyone seems to never want to leave the pool and gardens. We have spent countless hours on the outdoor covered patio's and have had several BBQ's on our outdoor bbq with a lot of fresh fish. Another big hit is my new massage table! Wonderful massage therapists abound on Isla, and my family and friends love a massage under the palapa. It is truly like being in your own 'private' estate with all the conveniences of home! Each suite is tastefully decorated and equipped.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed at Casa de las Palmas in June. We have been to Hawaii and Costa Rica, both of which we loved. But we all agreed that the 9 days at Cas de las Palmas on Isla Mujeres was the BEST vacation we have ever taken based on the variety of unique experiences we had.

Among the highlights were swimming with the whale sharks, Dolphin Discovery, Garrafon Park, watching the sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs and wrestling a lobster out of his lair. The snorkeling was great with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Carribean on the other. One day I saw a school of over 200 fish with at least 5 different species. We also took a trip to an underground river, on the mainland, called Rio Secreto.

Casa de las Palmas itself is one of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed! The rooms are spacious and clean. The pool is wonderful- our kids didn't want to get out.

The owners, Karl and Sandra, are the nicest people and can tell you the best places to eat. Our recommendation is the french toast at the French Bistro in town- the best you'll ever eat!

I could go on and on about the place and the friendly people on the island but you'll just have to see for yourselves. I can tell you our 11 and 14 year old boys are still talking about the vacation. We will always cherish our fond memories of this trip!

William Farrell, California
Jun 2009
  • 1 of 1


La Gloria Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Casita A/back bathroom - toilet , shower
    Casita A/front bathroom - toilet , shower
    Casita B/front bathroom - toilet , shower
    Casita B/back bathroom - toilet , shower
    Casita A/downstairs bathroom - toilet
    Casita B/downstairs bathroom - toilet
    Main Villa/Orange Suite bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Villa/Red Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Villa/Green Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Villa/Yellow Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Villa/Downstairs bathroom - toilet
    Main Villa/Downstairs 2nd bathroom - toilet
  • 8 total full bathrooms plus Four 1/2 bathrooms.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Casita A/Front bedroom - 1 king , has a full en suite bathroom
    Casita A/back bedroom - 1 queen , Full en suite bathroom
    Casita B/front bedroom - 1 king , Full en suite bathroom
    Main Villa/Orange Suite - 1 king , Full en suite bathroom
    Main Villa/Red Suite - 1 queen , Full en suite bathroom
    Main Villa/Green Suite - 1 king , Full en suite bathroom
    Main Villa/Yellow suite - 2 twin/ single , Full en suite bathroom/twins can be made into a King bed
    Casita B/back bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Full en suite bathroom. Twin beds can be made into a King.
  • King size beds (4) 2 King's in the Main Villa 1 King in Casita A 1 King in Casita B, Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen in the Main Villa 1 Queen in Casita A, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 Twin's in one bedroom of the Main Villa 2 Twin's in one bedroom of Casita B
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
'Salt' water pool for an added convenience, and safes in all units. LED lighting to make the pool a BEAUTIFUL show in itself with WONDERFUL changing colors to view in the evening. Wonderful outdoor BBQ area with 1/2 bath out by the pool.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Oceanfront Luxury Villa and Casita's with Stunning Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Port Arthur, Texas, USA

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for our wedding party and a few other guests in June 2016 and the experience was amazing. We had 13 people stay at the property very comfortably. The pool area is fantastic and no one felt crowded. The main villa and casitas are well maintained. The owners and property managers made sure that we were well taken care of and made the reservation process very simple. I would recommend this location to anyone that wants a relaxing vacation. Especially if you have a large group of people that want to stay together.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

30th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casa de Las Palmas for a week in January with 9 of our friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. The house was straight out of a dream, just beautiful! Sandra was very easy to work with and although we had a couple issues arise, they were quickly dealt with. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great property for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds are even better than the pictures! The property is so comfortable that many days we never left!! We had 4 generations from all over the US come to Isla - the property was perfect for our group that ranged in age from 9 to 85! Thank you to Candy for her cleaning help and to Sandra for making sure we were taken care of and making booking very easy. Would recomend (book & pay on line and Omar at your service to call for trouble - we had two issues and he helped us right away!), for transportation - felipe was great with all of our group and of course for our catering needs - Marla and Janvier were AWESOME, great food, entertainment and people!! thanks again to Sandra and her team for a wonderful family vacation - this house was PERFECT and would highly recommend the property!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Lewisville, Texas

Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Casa de las Palmas from July 4-11, 2015 and had a wonderful stay. Our group was 12 adults (6 couples) so we occupied the main house and Casita A. Sandra was wonderful to deal with before and during our stay. She answered all my questions and made herself available by phone any time I wanted to talk and not just about the property, but the island, where to go, what to do, converting currency, renting golf carts, you name it. The place is exactly what you see - beautiful and well maintained. This was our first time to Isla Mujeres and we feel we made an excellent choice and would rent the place again without hesitation. The main house and casita were well furnished with very comfortable beds with lots of cooking utensils, spices around the house to use, plenty of freezer/refrigerator space, etc. If you are looking for a really nice, well kept, well furnished place to stay on the island, look no further. Sandra will go out of her way to ensure your stay is enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Minnesota, US

Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 15 people from 3 different families and we could not have asked for a better property to accommodate us! Our group has been to Isla Mujeres before and while we have always had great accommodations, this rental tops them all!

Each family was able to have their own space since we rented the Villa and both Casitas. The buildings were spacious, comfortable and well stocked with whatever you needed to make your own meals. Our group even encountered a rainy day but with the size of the Villa we were all able to be inside together without feeling cramped. There were even games to keep our kids occupied and off of their electronics.

The pool area was great! Even with all of the kids we had along, there was plenty of room for everyone both in the pool and around. You were able to sit in the sun or in the shade with plenty of chairs for everyone. The kids also enjoyed being able to go across the street and look for shells on the beach.

The property is well maintained both inside and out. The beds were very comfortable and it was nice to not have any shortage of bathrooms. One of the things I miss most is the view of the is stunning from the master bedrooms!

I would highly recommend this property and will definitely be renting there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Best Family Vacation EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

I am so sorry to have taken so long to send you a note on our stay at your absolutely lovely home. Our stay from November 1 through November 10th 2012 was just about the most fun we've had on Isla (our 4th trip). If the Island it self were not so beautiful, we could have simply stayed at your home and been more than happy....beach access, shell hunting, sunrise. The house itself was magnificent, such grandeur inside and out! The grounds were impeccable, we saw a large turtle going up the walkway to the house, only one scorpion (baby) and one little tiny garden snake....nothing that would cause any concern, just what is expected in such beautiful lush tropical surroundings. The pool was refreshing, very large, clean and just plain FUN for the entire family (age range 9 months to 53 years...) My grandson did the banana tree "check" twice a day to see if any were ready and ripe to eat...not on this trip. The coconut trees were pretty full and the gardener opened several for our group. The outdoor terrace furniture had been replaced during our stay and it was beautiful. We did flip cushions for "Negro", as this is where he likes to meet and greet your guests, which I must say is very unusual, as if he knew who we were and knew we belonged. If we had a delivery....he knew and let us know a "stranger" was on property, great dog!!!

The inside of the house was showcase beautiful, but also allowed for comfort and privacy for larger groups. The kitchen had all the amenities of home and then some, we did do lots of cooking due to having 3 children under the age of 4 and rather fixed taste buds at this age. The bedrooms were lovely and comfortable, beds were very comfortable not your standard run of the mill mattress. The one absolute frivolous bonus was the washer/dryer, which means LESS luggage on the plane and saved on check in luggage fees...(have to find ways to save). I can not think of one thing that your house did not offer that we needed, lots of spices, kitchen gadgets, clean fresh linens and towels, bath products, candles (replaced as used...just the right thing to do), oh yea and hammocks in all the right places, also the telescope was great, however with the 3 young children we did put that in the closed off pantry after use. Your attention to detail was impressive, we can not thank you enough for sharing your lovely home with us Isla "wanna be" homeowners. We would recommend your house 100% to our friends, family and anyone who's interest was peaked

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0


Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Isla Mujeres
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ultramar Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Isla Mujeres
Nearest Beach
Caribbean, right out in front
Car: not necessary

Dolphin Discovery and the Garrafon National Park are really close and a great time. X-Plor, Xel-Ha, and X-Caret are all in Cancun and all a great day!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

By renting this property it is for the sole use of the guests of Casa De Las Palmas. See Owner for Holiday pricing.

I DO NOT ALLOW wire transfers. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 50% of the rental fee will be due and payable within one week to confirm and secure your reservation. The balance due will be 60 days prior to arrival or unless otherwise stated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties