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Alice Speh & Bob Pierson

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian

Gorgeous Oceanfront Villa - 4 luxury bedrooms - Sleeps 8

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Quintana Roo Condo Rental Photos and Description

Four Bedrooms, Four Full Baths- 2 ensuite Jaccuzis, accommodates up to 8 guests

Villa Messina is a brand-new luxury privately-owned rental property at Isla 33 Resort & Villas. Located on the second level and connected with a privately accessed breezeway, the property sleeps up to 8 guests, perfect for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or your bridal party. Daily maid service is included, so you need do nothing but relax.

The rooftop pool offers stunning 360-degree views of the island. Brand-new Nico's Restaurant and Bar just steps away serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you can even order room service right to your villa. You'll love the workout room, open to all guests, with inspiring ocean views.

Enjoy water views from every room in the villa – the living rooms and master suites look out on the stunning Caribbean ocean, and the kitchen and guest bedrooms feature views of the Ocean and Cancun, the Salina Grande Lagoon and a beautiful new park. Only 10 minutes from the great restaurants and fun of Hidalgo Street and Playa Norte, Villa Messina is ideally situated in the center of Isla Mujeres, where you’ll enjoy tranquility, beautiful sea breezes and unparalleled ocean views. The villas are decorated with furnishings hand-made by local artisans, and paintings by Isla artist Gaby Tosello grace the walls.

The Villa includes two spacious living rooms with open floor plans. As you enter the large living areas, the first thing you notice is the spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea just beyond the large balcony. Thanks to the wall-spanning pocket doors, the view is completely unobstructed, and you’ll enjoy the beautiful sea breeze. Across the living rooms are the entrances to the master suites with the same gorgeous views, with pocket doors and a spacious balcony. The master bedrooms feature hand-made domed brick ceilings – a traditional architectural detail in the Yucatan region. The beautiful Jacuzzi areas share the ocean view, and the tub is surrounded with hand-cut tikul tile. The ensuite bath connects the Jacuzzi to the shower and toilet areas, flanked by a large closet area.

To the right of the living rooms, the dining rooms adjoin granite breakfast bars and very large kitchens with granite countertops with stainless steel appliances. The wide kitchen windows offer views of a beautiful new park, a salt lake in the center of the island, and as well as the ocean and the Cancun skyline. The guest bedrooms are just off the dining room - large rooms with ample closets and sliding glass doors, with the same stunning view and a balcony. The second baths are just outside the bedrooms and feature large walk-in showers and stone sinks.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Alice Speh & Bob Pierson (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian

About Alice Speh & Bob Pierson

We are both college professors – Bob teaches business and economics, and Alice teaches Russian and Spanish. Our full-time home is in the Philadelphia area. We discovered Isla Mujeres in 2009, while searching for the perfect place for our destination wedding. In August 2010 we were married on the beach, just a little way down from the condo.

Alice Speh & Bob Pierson purchased this condo in 2012

Why Alice Speh & Bob Pierson chose Quintana Roo

Isla Mujeres is hardly the first Caribbean island we’ve visited, but after years of traveling, it’s definitely our favorite. It’s a very special, very inviting place, where we’ve made many friends and fallen in love with the community. Isla Mujeres is relaxed, beautiful, and completely authentic: small enough to offer a completely personal experience, but large enough to offer every convenience and activities for every taste.

What makes this condo unique

Villa Messina accommodates from 1 - 8 guests and is open and spacious. The retreat is decorated with furnishings and paintings created by local artisans. But the decor can't compare to the stunning turquoise water views we enjoy from all sides.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Oceanfront Villa - 4 luxury bedrooms - Sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Serene and beautifully appointed accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and four teens stayed for 10 days. The two condos are just lovely. Fresh and beautifully maintained. Daily maid service from lovely people who just don't stop until every thing is perfect. Responsive management are available to help with all your needs. Pool was just outside our rooms. Isla 33 is a five minute walk to local restaurants and a short ride away from the anywhere else on the island, where you will find wonderful restaurants, shopping and attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Beautiful, must-stay villa in Isla

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this villa. Everything about it is absolutely luxurious, from the details of the art and handmade furniture to the breathtaking views from the balcony, where you feel like you are on the ocean as you look out over the cliffs and the waves crashing. There is so much space for a group of people not only within the villa but on the property. It was a dream to be able to sit out on this space with a book and drink in hand with the sound of the ocean right there. Everything in this space is so well maintained and pristine, and Bob and Alice were so accommodating and attentive to our needs. I can't speak enough to the beauty of this space, the pools, the roof deck, the views, and to the overall beauty of Isla.

The villa is close to everything, yet is perfectly isolated from the bustle of the busier part of the island where you'll want to go to do shopping, grab drinks, sunbathe, eat, etc. There are so many places to eat delicious and inexpensive food. We also loved snorkeling off the island and riding the moto we rented around town. The locals are so friendly and are always willing to guide you to any destination on the island. We can't wait to come back for another trip to Isla and will definitely be staying at Bob and Alice's villa!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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5

Beautiful villa, best place to stay on Isla

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this villa. Everything about it is absolutely luxurious, from the details of the art and handmade furniture to the breathtaking views from the balcony. Everything in this space is so well maintained and pristine, and Bob and Alice were so accommodating and attentive to our needs. I can't speak enough to the beauty of this space, the pools, the roof deck, the views, and to the overall beauty of Isla. The villa is close to everything, yet is perfectly isolated from the bustle of the busier part of the island where you'll want to go to do shopping, grab drinks, sunbathe, eat, etc. There are so many places to eat delicious and inexpensive food. We also loved snorkeling off the island and riding the moto we rented around town. The locals are so friendly and are always willing to guide you to any destination on the island. We can't wait to come back for another trip to Isla and will definitely be staying at Bob and Alice's villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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5

Stunning villa, can't wait to visit again!

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this beautiful villa simply cannot do the experience of staying here and spending time on Isla justice. The villa is indescribably beautiful, and there is so much to see and do on the island. When we stayed at Alice and Bob's villa, we loved to have the retractable doors open to the beautiful balcony and view, which made it feel like you were literally on the water, looking out over the blue and turquoise hues of the ocean.

Everything about the villa is modern, clean, and sophisticated. The details of the space are breathtaking, from the furnishings and art pieces to the elegance of the design in the bedrooms and bathrooms. There is so much open space to relax, cook, eat, and lounge. The space is so nice we hardly wanted to leave, but the location is excellent, within walking distance from delicious cafes and another beautiful oceanside local bar. You can easily take a cab or ride a golf cart or moto to either end of the island to go snorkeling, hang on the beaches and do some shopping. Yet you can also have total privacy from everything when you want it. To make our stay even more unforgettable, Alice and Bob were so accommodating, and paid close attention to details from cleaning service to making sure you have access to whatever you need during your stay. I really hope to stay here again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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5

The only place to stay on Isla!

  • 5 of 5

Whenever I go to Isla, I always try to stay in one of Bob and Alice's villas. They're truly amazing places. I've traveled down with my girlfriend, with friends, and with family members, and their villas are always above and beyond what we expect. They're beautifully built and maintained, include every amenity we could ever ask for, and have some of the most amazing views on the island. When you're standing in the living room, you're overwhelmed with the wall-sized window and sliding door that looks out into miles of breathtaking ocean views. Not to mention there is a great pool directly outside of Bob and Alice's unit, and there is another pool on the roof! The rooftop pool is honestly one of the highest points on the island and has the most incredible views.

These condos are also just a short cab ride from downtown too. Tourists aren't allowed to have cars, so many of them rent golf carts while they're on vacation. I don't even bother anymore, I just take cabs everywhere I need to go, and for just a few pesos, you're anywhere you want to be in minutes.

I have stayed in both of their units and they're basically mirrors of each other. Both have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a massive living area, and a huge kitchen with all of the bells and whistles. In total, these two units give them 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms to sleep 8 extremely comfortably. The front door to each unit is connected by a little private hallway and has a soft ocean breeze blowing through and an snapshot view of the ocean.

Bob and Alice are amazing, extremely accommodating, and own two of the best villas on the island. I recommend their properties to all of friends and family. In all honesty, I just can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Isla Mujeres four times and each time was just wonderful.

Last year 3 of us rented the 2 bedroom unit, and This past May we stayed

in the 4 bedroom which is two side-by-side condos. Perfect for 4 couples.

The furnishings are gorgeous. The wall art is from a local artist and spectacular.

Last August we had a great girls get away. And this past May, we had a "couples week"

Both visits were great! Even though dining on the island is so

diverse and ranges from ridiculously cheap to expensive, we made use of

the full kitchen and cooked dinner twice, after getting fresh grouper and

shrimp from the market. The beaches are beautiful - and so nice to walk

on in the mornings. In front of the condos is a walkway along the Caribbean.

The two pools are great for afternoon lounging, and the rooftop was perfect for cocktail hour and dinner. Enjoyed my stay, with great friends and wonderful amenities.

Looking out through the balcony doors the view is so stunning, it appears

as though you are looking out of a cruise ships suite.

Each time we went we rented a golf cart, but taxis run past all the time, so you really don't need a cart, but a cart is a lot of fun.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Taquerilla Medina
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Ultramar
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mango Cafe
Car: not necessary

In Isla Mujeres, you'll indulge your love of the beach. The “Find Your Beach” Corona commercials – where the couple sits on a gorgeous beach enjoying the beer – are filmed right on Isla, on North Beach. Isla Mujeres was among Jacques Cousteau’s favorite diving destinations, and you can enjoy excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, sport fishing, boating -- the entire range of water sports. June through August is Whale Shark season on Isla. Don't miss the opportunity to swim with these “gentle giants of the deep.” Actually they’re the world’s largest fish (between 25-40 feet long), and it’s possible to swim with between 30 and 40 of them at a time. It’s a bucket list experience. Villa Anna & Villa Messina are conveniently located beachfront, approximately mid-island. It's only a 5 minute golf cart or taxi ride to town, where Hidalgo Street offers shopping and dining of all descriptions, and you can sunbathe on North Beach or charter a fishing boat for the day. Rent bikes or mopeds and tour the island, stopping at fun local bars and cafes for refreshment.

There are over 100 restaurants on the island, and Isla attracts people from all over the world – dinner conversation often switches between English, Spanish, French, Italian, German – it’s quite a spectacle, but lots of fun. Isla Mujeres is a naturally friendly place.

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Rates & Availability

Isla Mujeres Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Daily maid service and taxes included in rate.

Please contact the owner to arrange payment.Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Amenities

Quintana Roo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Unit 1201 - 2nd Bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master ensuite bath - Jacuzzi and shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master ensuite bath with double jacuzzi
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , additional Bath
  • The master suites have full bathrooms with showers plus Jacuzzi tubs with ocean views. The villa has a single Jacuzzi,in one master bedroom and the other master features a double-Jacuzzi with the same stunning view. A second full bathroom with a shower adjoins both the living areas and the guest bedrooms. All 4 bathrooms are designed with hand-laid local tikul tile and rain showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 4 - Guest Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Guest Bedroom
  • The retreat features four bedrooms with king-sized beds - two beautifully appointed master suite, plus two additional bedrooms. All bedrooms open out to balconies. The master suites feature full baths and Jacuzzi tubs. Sliding glass pocket doors reveal turquoise ocean views and constant breezes. All bedrooms have ample closet space and safes for valuables.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The island has virtually no crime - it's an extremely safe place! For your peace of mind, 24-hour security is in place at the condominium complex. We can help you to arrange a variety of extra activities and amenities - from catering to wedding services and sports activities. When you book your reservation, we can arrange for Isla 33 to pick you up at the ferry terminal on Isla Mujeres when you arrive and bring you to the condos. Just ask us to arrange it.

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