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Formerly known as Casa Azul del Caribe, Tranquil Oceanfront Home w/Perfect Views

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

El Castillo Maya #2, formerly known as, Casa Azul del Caribe is a vacation rental home located directly on the Caribbean Sea on the island of Isla Mujeres. Isla Mujeres is located 8 miles off the coast of Cancún on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, and can be reached by a 20 minute ferry ride from Puerto Juárez, Cancún. Located on a quiet street in the neighborhood of Salina Chica, Casa Azul is conveniently located on the Caribbean Sea side of the island, in close proximity to Playa Norte and the restaurants and activities in el centro, as well as the surrounding colonias.

El castillo Maya #2 features four bedrooms and two bathrooms, and can accommodate up to 8 guests. It is air-conditioned throughout, and is equipped with high speed wireless internet and over 80 channels of cable television. ECM2l has a 2nd floor garden terrace and a spacious rooftop palapa, containing a 40 ft. bar and a cozy seating area. The home shares a large pool, swim-up bar, and patio area with the adjacent property, El Castillo Maya #1.

The first floor includes a fully-equipped kitchen and separate dining and living areas, offering sweeping views of the Caribbean. The home is equipped with wireless hi-speed internet and air-conditioning throughout. There is also a 32” flat-screen television with over 80 cable channels. There are two large bedrooms with queen beds, and a full bathroom on the first floor.

The second floor features a large master bedroom with stunning, unobstructed views of the Caribbean. The master bedroom has its own private balcony, a king-sized bed, and a 32” flat-screen television. Next to the master is a fourth bedroom with a full-sized bed. The two upstairs bedrooms share an over-sized bathroom, featuring a large vanity with double sinks, and an enormous shower. The second level also has a street-facing terrace and garden.

The third level features a roof-top palapa, with a 40-ft bar and a spacious seating area. Perfect for enjoying the sunrise or sunset, the palapa offers 360 degree, panoramic views of the island.

ECM #2 shares the ocean-side pool, swim-up bar, and patio area with its neighbor, El Castillo Maya #1. The two properties can be rented together to accommodate large parties of 16-20 people – a great option for a family reunion or a wedding! There is plenty of off-street parking and both properties are beautifully landscaped. You may inquire about availability and pricing for El Castillo Maya here:HomeAway Listing #403724vb

******** Deposit, Cancellation & Refund Policy ********

In order to confirm a reservation, we require a deposit of 50% of the total rental cost. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to arrival. Cancellations are allowed up to 30 days prior to arrival and the deposit will be returned in full. After 30 days until 14 days prior to the reservation, cancellations will incur a forfeiture of 50% of the deposit. For cancellations within 14 days, no refund of the deposit will be given. We highly recommend that guests purchase travel insurance to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances, such as illness or weather.

More Details

Property Manager
Jake Sanders
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Amenities

Colonia Salina Chica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • The number of beds in the house can accomodate 8 guests. There are air mattresses available for additional guests.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Formerly known as Casa Azul del Caribe, Tranquil Oceanfront Home w/Perfect Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
International Falls, Minnesota
5

Beautiful home and location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family vacation with our 3 young adult children and two of their friends, for a total of 7. We are travelers who frequent the Caribbean and have rented many vacation rentals. This one is especially nice. The house was perfect in terms of amenities and the location was beautiful! Not only are the views of the ocean spectacular, but the location, which was close to Centro and Playa Norte and situated in a local neighborhood , provided lots of opportunity to explore and interact with locals. When we booked, the new owner Jake was responsive and helpful. The property manager on Isla , Drew , was very helpful, checked in on us, and left a phone for us to contact him anytime, which we did when we had questions. The housekeeper Irma frequently checked on us and provided lots of drinking water and fresh towels, and a mid week cleaning. (In fact we booked a lighthouse snorkel tour with Irma's brother, Ricardo, which was outstanding! ) The house and pool were great and our neighbors were also from Minnesota so we had fun visiting with them. We expected to cook a lot more, as the house is fully equipped, but the food on the island was so good and so inexpensive, that we just had some simple breakfasts and snacks at the house. We loved getting all around the island on our golf carts and visited the Punta Sur area several times. Other favorites include visiting the animal shelter and playing with the puppies, attending the local art fair, enjoying Hildalgo Street festivities, swimming in the Playa Norte area, the local neighborhood taco stands, Mango Cafe, Soggy Peso and Lola Valentina's. I could go on and on....but the bottom line is that this is a fabulous home to rent on a very special island!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Red Deer
5

Fantastic waterfront property

  • 5 of 5

Spent a full week at this location with 6 adults and 2 children. There was plenty of room for all of us to live comfortably. The outdoor pool was a major hit with everyone. The house itself was very clean and the housekeeper was there every day to do laundry and general cleaning. There is plentry of space to park your rented golf cart, which is the primary way to get around the island. The busy downtown core area is a short 10 minute drive away (it would be much faster if the golf carts were not tuned to not exceed 20km/h). The master suite is spacious and there is a private balcony off of the master. Atop of the place is a beautiful palapa that provided stunning views, warm Caribbean breezes day and night, and privacy. The upstairs palapa was our favorite place to hang out. The house has air conditioning units in the main living room space, as well as in all of the bedrooms. Overall, we loved it here and would certainly rent it again.

One of the best parts of being in this location is it is literally steps away from a local neighbourhood. Of course the property is one which the locals would love to call their home as it is quite upscale compared to the types of properties they generally live in themselves. However, we really enjoyed walking around the local neighborhood and seeing how the locals live. It is unlike most resort type vacation spots since is is not separated from the local culture, but rather, it is nestled amongst it. That being said, we never felt unsafe as the locals we got to meet were most friendly and really engaging to interact with. In fact, on one particular evening, while we were out on the town, we came back to the property to find about 10 neighbour folks standing in our driveway and roaming around the house grounds. We couldn't imagine what they were doing until one of them told us that they thought they had seen a person around the property who shouldn't have been there, so they had formed their own little search mission. It turned out there was no evidence that anything was amiss and the person they saw was one of our group who had gone back to the house on his own, by foot, to get something. Needless to say, we were very thankful for the kind gesture of concern they had for our safety and well being.

Seriously, one of the best, if not the very tippy top of all our travel experiences. We can't wait to get back to Isla Mujeres, our new favorite place in the Caribbean!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eighteen shared this house and the one next door. We celebrated our 50 wedding anniversary while there, and having these two homes for our family was truly enjoyable. We made so many memories while there. The house was well equipped and the manager was quick to answer our questions.

I would not hesitate to recommend this vrbo rental to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is great, very clean and well managed. The one thing I would mention though is the 4th bedroom door is inside the master bedroom. This can be a little uncomfortable is everyone isn't family. We have already booked the house again this year as well has the house next door. We had a great time and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magical Mexico

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an extended February vacation in the Yucatan which came to a magical final week at Casa Azul del Caribe on the warm and wonderful island of Isla Mujueres. Our family spent time looking through all the options on VRBO and were not disappointed when we arrived at the home we selected for our three generation vacation. It was perfect for grandparents, parents and two grandchildren under the age of 5. We loved the location as we enjoy being able to easily get to North Beach and downtown but be away from the crowds. We were close to local restaurants and small supermarkets where we could pick up fresh eggs, milk and other needed items. The house had casual elegance, comfort and amazing views. The owners were very helpful as we planned our trip and answered every question we had. Irma and Drew checked in on us for housekeeping and maintenance needs. We have been visiting the Yucatan for twenty five years and will continue to do so for many more. Casa Azul del Caribe will definitely be a place we hope to come back to! The Johnson Family

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
5

Perfect Getaway!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!! What a place!!! Three couples (two of them first timers to Isla) stayed at Casa Azul del Caribe for a long weekend and we had an absolutely incredible time! The house is as described and is even more beautiful than in the pictures. There was more than enough space for three couples. The house was very clean, the beds were super comfortable, and all the rooms had AC (which was definitely needed in August!). Irma, the cleaning lady, was so great! The views of the ocean are absolutely spectacular, especially from the palapa!! We definitely recommend renting a few golf carts and exploring the island. We loved Zama Beach Club and Mango Cafe!! We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cancún International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ultramar
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Playa Norte
Car: not necessary

El Castillo Maya #2 is centrally located near the north end of the island, facing the Caribbean in the colonia of Salina Chica. Salina Chica contains many shops, restaurants, grocery stores, the Naval Hospital, and is close to the brand new department store, Chedraui. All points and attractions on the island are easily accessible from the home. Casa Azul is only 1.5 miles (20 pesos by cab) from the restaurants, bars, water sports, shopping, and beach in El Centro (downtown area).

Taxis are very safe, cheap and plentiful on Isla, however, we recommend that guests rent a golf cart for at least one day during their stay to explore the island.

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Rates & Availability

Colonia Salina Chica House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Nov 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

All Hotel and Sales Tax Included.
Rates shown are for 8 guests. Additional guests will incur a $20/night charge.

If cancellation is necessary, a full refund of deposit will be given if intent to cancel is received at least 60 days prior to arrival; one half of the deposit will be refunded between 60-30 days prior, and if less than 30 days, no refund will be given, regardless of reason. All refunds will include a 20% handling charge deducted from monies deposited. We recommend that guests purchase trip insurance, readily available on-line, to safeguard against loss of any kind, whether illness, weather or other unforeseen eventualities that might prevent you from honoring your reservation. One change in reservation dates may be done with no charge subject to availability; additional changes will be assessed a fee of $25 each.

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