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Casa Roca Caribe: Affordable & Relaxing Ocean Front Villa w Solar Heated Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ocean Front: Main Pool Level 2 bedoosrm 1 oversize bath

This listing is for is for the Main Pool Level of Casa Roca Caribe.

See our other listings for :

Upper Jacuzzi Level: VRBO # 876612

Entire Villa:(Both Levels) VRBO # 7091087

Welcome to your isla home!

on a tropical island in the Mexican Caribbean...ahhhh....

Make sure to check out our reviews...we are proud to help travelers enjoy Isla Mujeres!

Very quiet 2 bedroom 1 bath villa.

Ocean front, very private heated pool.

Very quiet, safe, dead-end street in Colonia Metereologico.

Experience the best of both worlds: the sea side of the house has spectacular views on the private ocean front deck with pool...the street side of the house you can experience a very Mexican neighborhood.

1/2 block from the Mango Cafe and la iglesia de le virgin de Guadalupe.

Pool is a solar heated pool.

The villa offers spectacular views of the Caribbean!

Full kitchen, full staff, wifi, free international phone, on site laundry, daily towel service, 2 bicycles, plenty of onsite parking for golf carts, access to beach below for shelling, sea glass, snorkeling and more.

Affordable for families. Terrific for couples.

Enjoy all that is good about México, Isla Mujeres and the friendly, charming neighborhood.

See our website for a video tour of each level and lots of pictures.

Full staff includes daily concierge, daily caretaker, pool cleaning, on site masseuse, and 24/7 service if necessary.

Safe, secure, comfortable, relaxing, breathe taking, fun, amazing, spiritual getaway with more to offer than can be written. This is not just a place to stay, but a place to get away from it all and enjoy life in this friendly Mexican barrio.

Enjoy the views, heated pool, neighbors, Catholic Church, Mango Cafe, Ronco neighborhood market.

Pool heated to 78-80 in winter and 84-86 in the summer.

Access to secluded beach for shelling, sea glass, swimming, snorkeling and more.

Access to rooftop with the 360 degree BEST VIEWS on the island!

Simply amazing views of the Caribbean sunrise, peaceful sunset, stunning moon rise and God's amazing spirit and energy is easy to feel and embrace.

World class Playa Norte is a fun, relaxing ride in your golf cart along the Caribbean.

Visit Punta Sur, Dolphin Discovery, Turle Farm, Zama Beach Club, Fenix lounge, Playa Lancheros, Calle Hidalgo.

Amazing restaurants all a quick ride in your golf cart, include Limon, Mango Cafe, Bally Hoo, Jax, Fenix Lounge, Casa Rolandi, Zama Beach Club, Playa Lancheros, Capitan Dulche, Ancantilado on Punta Sur, Freddies on Hidalgo and many, many, many more.

Or do nothing all day except relax and enjoy the energy, sunshine and soft breezes and sleep when you are tired, wake when you are done and eat when you are hungry.

5 doors away from la iglesia de la virgin de Guadalupe, a stunningly simple Catholic Church overlooking the Caribbean with daily and Sunday Mass.

Locally decorated, locally staffed.

We welcome you to our Mexican home.

via con Dios,

Jimbo & Karen

More Details

Karen & Jimbo Rusley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Why Karen & Jimbo Rusley chose Isla Mujeres

While dealing with a recent plateful of Fibromyalgic pain, I couldn't help but notice the difference in my life on Isla Mujeres and it's effectiveness in dealing with the misunderstood family of syndromes that have plagued me for decades that including Chronic Fatigue and Restless Leg. There are many that wonder why I spend time on the island… away from my family and friends and have begun to build a life here…on the surface there are many that might view my choice to be here as selfish, self-indulgent and an unnecessary luxury…I urge you to look deeper. Although my need for the approval of others diminishes the older I get, I submit the following as a way for others to understand the purpose in a different light. The fact is that in many ways, la isla has been and continues to be a salvation from the joint stiffness, debilitating fatigue and sleep problems associated with life in a Colorado climate when compared to the warmer, tropical climate I find myself in now. Just as my wife Karen continues to have a profound effect on me and my ability to cope thru her gentle touch and loving smile, la isla's tranquil feel and healing characteristics have had a significant impact on the quality of my life. In a similar way, our discovery of the island has resurrected my life in spirit and in functionality. As I look at my life I cannot help but feel thankful for the greatest gifts provided to me by God: my loving parents… my beautiful children… my wife who is truly the love of my life… and the gift of Isla Mujeres. Disfruta la vida. Jimbo

What makes this house unique

the rhythm of the neighborhood...…is amazing and beautiful to me…it is amazing to wake up to the sunrise, sometimes softly, sometimes with a slap in the face as it wakes us...the roosters (plural) and the turkey next door don't bother me at all..they make me smile every time i hear them...even if it is 4:00 in the morning...signals the start of another lucky day here on la isla...(i love it when i am driving down the road and a chicken crosses in front of me...makes me chuckle inside...and sometimes out loud...) vendors begin their parade up and then down the street selling pastries, cocos, tortillas, fruits usually a bit too early for my tastes around 7:00 or so…and lasts into the evening... in just one or two blocks, i see so many people that i know and that i work with or buy from and we have all become neighbors and friends, where everyone helps each other with breakfast, car problems, FM3 questions, groceries, lost keys... in a quick ten minutes I see and waive hello to Ramiro, Ron, Oscar, Luis, Polo, Lori, Zowie, Antonio, Carolyn, Ricardo and a couple of kids on the street… i make it back to the house to enjoy the delicious cinnamon roll and enjoy the rhythm of the waves in the water…they are relentless and relaxing, powerful and soothing… as Sunday evening rolls around, you can hear the music in the street begin to wind down…this is such a quiet neighborhood and a quiet street…by 9:00, all is quiet…and will stay that way until the sun rises and we start the rhythm of the neighborhood all over again… while some folks watch tv in the evenings, we like to just sit out on the front deck and watch folks come and go on the all sounds so simple...and it is...and that is just how i like it... disfruta la vida… Jimbo


Salina Grande House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Main Level has one LARGE bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Main Level - 1 king , Watch the sunrise from bed!
    Guest Bedroom Main Level - 2 twin/ single , We can provide either 1 king bed or 2 single beds.
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Young children can sleep on the sofa in the living room.
  • each level has 2 bedrooms. We can provide either 1 King size beds or 2 Single Beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
quiet street, peaceful environment, newly remodeled, great restaurants nearby.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Casa Roca Caribe: Affordable & Relaxing Ocean Front Villa w Solar Heated Pool
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Absolute bliss!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned yesterday from having spent a week at Casa Roca Caribe and it was absolutely wonderful. We stayed in the upstairs jacuzzi suite. The staff of Lorenzo, Lidia, Jose and Ricardo are a treasure of kind and caring people who will do anything to ensure your stay is memorable. Karen's attentive emails before, during and after our visit was a nice personable touch as well. Their Casa is located on a quiet, residential street with lots of character. The views from the balcony, the bedroom and the hot tub are amazing. You will not want to miss the sunrise from here, believe me! We enjoyed watching a pod of dolphins frolicking their way along the coast. The crashing of the waves will lull you into tranquility and the whirl of the blender making margaritas only heightens the experience. The close proximity of a large grocery store and some of the best restaurants on the island make this the complete package. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias amigos! Thank you very much for the kind words - it was an honor to host your stay! You guys are welcome at Casa Roca Caribe anytime and we look forward to seeing you on la isla again soon! Saludos! Karen
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Lisa and Dennis

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation! Great home and people. Will be back soon👍🏼

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caribbean breezes, fantastic views, hospitality in heaps

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week mid-April on the upper Jacuzzi level. The entire house has good light, great breezes blowing through and a location that is easy to use as a navigation point for the island. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable, we didn't use the other bedroom but I'd imagine it was the same. The master bathroom tub didn't have water, but no worries because the other bathroom had lots of hot water and good pressure. Eliot was a huge help to us, making us feel at home and answering any questions we might have about the island or the house. Lorenzo is your go to guy for doing a snorkel trip, sight seeing trip, really anything. He came and cooked some chilies on our gas stove and showed us how he made salsa verde. Everyday there was house keeping service which was unobtrusive and she did a wonderful job. Jimbo and Karen have found the perfect mix of people to care for their home.

The customer care and fast response from Karen and Jimbo was terrific. Every question you could think of (and many you never thought to ask) were answered quickly and efficiently. We rented a golf cart for the week and that was one of the ways we were able to do all our adventuring. We both strongly suggest splurging and renting a golf cart for your stay. We ate several times at Mango but Rolandi's was our favorite place to eat. We stopped at many places north, south, east and west on the island and never had a bad meal. The turtle farm was a fun visit. We never made it to the ice bar, but drove past it many times. We saw small paisley colored sting rays in the water and a huge group of clown fish off of the back patio.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Isla Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for one week the last three years, and thoroughly enjoyed the house and staff. We stayed on the lower pool level for the first time this trip, and we loved the views, especially the "front row" patio spot to watch the sunrise. We even saw a few turtles making their way back to the water early in the morning this year! Enjoyed the local food and the church down the street. Overall, very relaxing and a great location. We'll be back ASAP, likely next summer :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alberta, Canada

Everything you could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

The view is incredible! And we really liked the location, just far enough out of the hustle and bustle of downtown to escape it but close enough to head in on a whim. Everything was in its place and was easy to find and use. We always felt safe and the neighbourhood was friendly. We brought our own snorkel gear and used it almost everyday. If you are a good swimmer you can snorkel straight from the Casa Roca Caribe beach. There is also awesome snorkelling just up the road to the south. We also think that a golf cart is a must. It gives you the freedom you want on vacation without having to rely and have change for taxi's; however, there are always taxi's 1 block away in front of Mango Cafe. The recommended taxi company gave us a bit of a runaround, we wouldn't use them again, but it all worked out in the end.

Jimbo was always available by email and the staff at Casa Roca Caribe are awesome and always around.

We will be back! Had a blast!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are very pleased you guys had a good time...we were honored to host your stay and hope to see you on la isla again soon!
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What's not to love

  • 4 of 5

Great view from the back of the house hearing the ocean waves crash at night and in the morning was great.

Sunrise was beautiful.

House was clean & again the staff that maintains it is GREAT!

Staff was extremely helpful with lots of tips for where to eat, drink and go.

We rented a golf cart, which is a must, to get to beaches etc. But who doesn't love driving around in a Golf cart.

The house was plenty big for 3 of us 4 could have easily fit. We went to the Supermarket via gold cart and got some staple items to eat/drink while we were there. Having water supplied for us was great- saved us from lugging gallons of water back. My only complaint was the pool was never warm enough to enjoy but other than that it was perfect. I much prefer renting a house than a hotel. Isla is so fun!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cauncun International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

whale shark tours, snorkel tours, golf cart rentals available!


Rates & Availability

Salina Grande House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season
Aug 12 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%

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