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Romantic Casa Marlena, Private Pool Oceanside Value!

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Casa Marlena 100' from pool to ocean, Privacy, Romantic cliff walk to south

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Last updated: 10/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Isla Mujeres villa description

Casa Marlena is located on the windward (SE) coast of quaint and artsy Isla Mujeres. (4.5miles x .5 wide) Perfect for honeymooners, retirees, 2 couples or a family who enjoys a get away from it all, yet be 10 minutes from nightlife, restaurant row and the busiest beaches. Do you enjoy nature walks or sunrise yoga meditations? Our wonderful concierge, JoseLuis will be at your service 24/7, smoothing your way for a carefree vacation. Isla Mujeres is known for white sugar sand beaches, beautiful coral reefs, deep sea fishing, international cuisine at budget prices and live music of every genre. Isla Mujeres is a small island filled with friendly people from all over the world who call Isla home...just heavenly. 2013 BEST ISLANDS TO VISIT - #6 Isla Mujeres, Mx Discover Isla before it gets crowded! Casa Marlena is a single unit, you will not be sharing the pool or home with any other people. (some people ask this because the bedrooms are on separate floors)

Stroll Hildalgo and eat at international cuisine restaurants or get shrimp tacos for $1.50US. Live on our nearly empty 2 mile stretch of surf and strollable natural rock coastline that radiates peace and invites contemplation of God's natural splendor. Casa Marlena feels secluded, but is just a short walk or taxi ride from all the action. Fast WiFi to keep in touch with home - while lazing around the pool or house. :o)

On calm days, snorkel directly in front of our casa. Bring wet shoes to walk from the ocean front pool down to the aquamarine Caribbean sea. Lounge on the 800 sq' private rooftop. Private swimming Pool, new patio Very private lower floor master king bedroom and bath suite. Main floor queen bedroom and bath. This is not a shared home. You will have the privacy of the entire home. Vaulted great room. The ochre and aqua architecture and tile is serenely restful in this newer home.

Info and tip sheet available for transportation and other questions. IslaCancunRentals site button located below. Private airport transpo available for $40 per van. We are less than an hour from the airport and a world away from Cancun 'Vegas'.

Excitement to be found: Visit the only launch point worldwide for whale shark snorkeling. Mid June to mid September. Take a day trip to Isla Contoy Nature Preserve. Dive Manchiones Reef. Mako reef is our new favorite. Isla Ches reef, near Isla Contoy is also shallow and beautiful. Home of Garrafon National underwater park. Isla Mujeres boasts the new Underwater Museum, cool statues! Great snorkeling! Mingle on acres of gorgeous clean, white sands at shallow Playa Norte - north beach. Isla is renowned for deep sea fishing. Yachts love this marina and the shallow calm waters of North Beach/Playa Norte.

Stroll through Calle Hidalgo for dinner and drinks watching the street dancers, fire show, Indian flute quartet, mariachi bands, steel drums. Dance all night at Poc Na or Faynes.. Many live bands entertain nightly. Get a pic with a parrot, giant white snake or iguana on your shoulder. Swim with dolphins. Pet a nurse shark. Learn at the Turtle Farm. Relax and let Isla Mujeres' vibe refresh and refuel your spirit.

Favorite Centro Restaurants :Nash's Tapas, Olivia's-mediteranean tapas, Rooster-lunch and breakfast chef cuisine, French Bistro-curry shrimp or steaks, Mogagua, Sardinian Smile-music & pastas, Angelos-seafood pizza, Rolandi Sac Bajo-scallops&views, SanCocho-chili rellena or $1.50 tacos. Asia Caribe - music & ginger ice cream, green curry yum!, Faynes - dancing, Lola Valentina - mango fish tacos. Mango Cafe-stuffed poblano pepper bkfst/lunch, yogurt & fruit. Miguels Moonlight, pool table, Karaoke & Pomegranate La Pinta Tequila shots. Dopi's grilled fish, Mogagua- s.american tapas, banana margaritas. Buccanero-soups. los fueguitos- the only argentinan steak house we recommend. home made Italian Gelato for dessert is common on Isla Mujeres, Enjoy!

Beach Food: Sunset Grill romantic sunsets, personal fav, house salad or nachos. ChiChi Charlies 2 for 1 drinks all day from Ramiro, tik n chik tacos. Fenix Restaurant romantic lighting , great appetizers, tempura. Buho's-chandelier on the beach, swings and nachos.

Out and About: Chuc Kay, great food, sac bajo marina area, live music sat & sun 3-5pm Javi and band, Marla, his. Salsa dance lessons at cuban restaurant next door, weekdays 7:30 am. Bahia Tortuga Sunday BBQ, Wow!!! live music wed & sun. Lighthouse (south point) UNbelievable 360 views, $20 lobster tail, coconut ice cream. Yum! Romantic Chef cuisine dinner available at Limon, ask a taxi.

I have added a pic of Felipe Alvarez. He is happy to do airport transpo. $30-$40 each way, up to 4 pp. We love him and this is a GREAT price! Robb and Sally rent a nice golf cart for $35/day. (reserve ahead, normal price is $40-60/day in town) Reserve it directly with him at robbsals@sbcglobal.net Use my name as a reference for the special price.

We have done some remodeling 2/14. The new hurricane doors and security screens are in! Paint and steps done! New mattresses and furniture 2014! Check it out!

Keywords: Isla Mujeres rental, Private, Villa, House on Isla Mujeres, Private Pool, oceanfront, balcony, terrace, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, full kitchen, rooftop patio, Isla Mujeres, Punta Sur, Garrafon, whale shark snorkel, romantic, honeymoon, couples, retirees, adventure travel,

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 21 to rent. This not a spring break teen party destination....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Mexico is a place to be more careful with children. This house is not child proofed....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            1 step up to front door, live on main floor, spiral staircase leads to rooftop and master bedroom suite....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely no smoking allowed inside. Smoking inside Casa Marlena will result in loss of damage deposit. Thank You...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • King size bed (1) King bed in master suite. New Beds 10/14. Comfort top. Bedspread and blanket. Reading lamps. Large ensuite bathroom. Queen size Bed (1) Queen bedroom on main floor, comfort top. Private entry to main floor bath. Reading lamp and romantic night lights....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ensuite to master bedroom, hair dryer, 1 sink, tiled...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            main floor bath with private door directly to bedroom tiled ...moreless

          • We installed a spigot low to easily wash your feet in the evening. Both bathrooms are tiled to the ceiling, clean and have amply shelving for toiletries. There is also a shower outside to get the salt off with fresh water. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Hotel safe for security in closet. Purified water included. Weekly maid service. Tip appreciated $5-10. Nice local grocery store, deli and butcher. Xpress in the Zocolo Plaza or closer in the colonias....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                many paperbacks available for relaxing around the pool. feel free to leave 1 or take 1...moreless

              • Games:

                cards, dominoes, apple letter game, farkle...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                to north is about 1 mile of good shelling beach, somewhat rocky, patches of white sugar sand, directly in front of Casa Marlena is a small white sugar sand beach only accessible on calm days(summer)...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Windward Caribbean Ocean waves lull you to sleep. Spectacular views and walking path along rising cliffs to south. Shelling at its' best for miles to the north on the rocky/sandy beach. Walk in to snorkel on calm days right in front of house. Use wet shoes, as this is a coral atoll....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Located directly on the caribbean ocean. Casa Marlena boasts spectacular views and privacy. Most homes in this area are across the street from ocean not oceanside as Casa Marlena is....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                A/C is rarely needed in winter because of home design and breezes. Pay $100/wk or $15/day fee in high/low season for A/C.No problem to wait until arrival, just pay concierge. Do not run a/c while you are away please...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet:

                free wifi, password in guest book. Fast! No need to bring converters electronics. We have regular 110v outlets....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Egyptian Cotton 400 thread count sheets. Towels, rugs etc. New mattresses, comfort tops. 10/2013. The maid is happy to wash and dry clothing for you. It is inexpensive and fast....moreless

              • Living Room:

                sofas for your comfort upstairs and down...moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                for cab service or easy communication with concierge...moreless

              • Parking:

                off street parking...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                directly street-side. Remember to bring your personal items in the house from the golf cart. Golf cart rental available....moreless

              • Telephone:

                cel phone for your convenience to text or call concierge...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                bath towels and beach towels provided. $10-$20 replacement fee if lost...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free Wifi anywhere in house or at the pool. Ask MaryAnn for the password. It's zippy fast! We are so pleased to be able to offer this. Available free in restaurants and $2/hr in Internet cafes. Cable ...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                dinnertainment from Javi and Marla, ask for details. wonderful chef and musicians...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                small coffee maker for your morning delight...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                cutting boards, good knives, pots, fry pans, juicer, wine bottle opener, funnel, sieve, salt/pepper, some spices, dishes and silver for 6...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything you will need...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Wonderful cooking space, gas stove and oven, fridge with freezer, local grocery store and quickstop marts provide fresh food, good variety, quite inexpensive....moreless

              • Microwave

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Private roof top balcony for sunbathing and romantic moonlight stargazing, roughly 25'x25'. Mainfloor balcony 25x4 also, email for more pictures...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                rentable from town...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Main floor entry patio space with beautiful fish fountain....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                flowers, bushes and a palm tree create a welcoming garden space and parking area...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Villa Vera, hourly cost, grass carpet on marina. Public court, free, also available, newly resurfaced in 2012...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    June 21,09 completion! Bird of Paradise motif. Tikul tile patio and loung area. Table and chairs. Protected from wind by new wall to the south. Private and Romantic...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season
                      May 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $150
                      $1,050 $3,000

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Peak Season
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $275
                      $1,750

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      High Season
                      Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $225
                      $1,575 $4,800

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Summer/Fall
                      May 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $175
                      $1,150 $3,000

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • xtra cleaning (1/wk included) $50
                      • tips are appreciated, concierge $10
                      • tips are appreciated, maid $5
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Airport transpo available, $30/1 way for 4 people. Golf cart rental available $35/day. Please call my phone 651 470 0071 to confirm reservations, 9-9cst and a chat to make sure this is the perfect vacation home for you. 5% discount for >8 to 29 nights. Return guests have a 10% discount.

                      50% deposit to hold your dates, balance due 60 days prior to arrival

                      $200 security deposit ( I shred upon departure)

                      see website for Reserve! contract http://www.islacancunrentals.com/reserve.html print and mail with checks for best prices, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal available on request.


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                      Last updated: 10/25/2014
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                      Location

                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Cancun - Cun
                      3.5 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      UltraMar
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Cancun has multiple golf courses
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Lighthouse, La Bruja, The Joint, Limon
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Castillo de Garrafon - white sugar sand beach club

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Walk 4 blocks to Garrafon National underwater Park and the Punta Sur Lighthouse and sculpture garden, Whale Shark Snorkeling in July & August! Dive Manchiones Reef and others. Stroll Hidalgo Restaurant Calle (non motorized restaurant row). North Beach Sunsets over white sugar sand and shallow swimming. Dolphin Discovery, Turtle Farm. Friendly people. International flavor.Friendly community. JoseLuis Burns is my concierge. I believe to call him from your American phone you can dial 011 - 52 - 1-998 145 6667 , but different services require other prefix digits sometimes. My cost is $1.69/minute when in Mx. MaryAnn is a yoga instructor and massage therapist. Her email is maryannburns@yahoo cell #998 735 4705.Have a wonderful massage in her pumpkin dome, seaside or yoga on M-W-F $5/pp. She is also willing to set up at Casa Marlena or Nautibeach Condo Glorious.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: Jim and I love sunshine escapes. Aqua and teal water with ocean sounds calm and relax so we can unwind and recharge from the American rat race we live in Minnesota. My mom tour guided from Minnesota through Central America for 20 yrs. We built Casa Marlena in her memory. We hope to retire here someday to enjoy God's natural splendor.

                      Why the Owner Chose Isla Mujeres:
                      After diving and touring most of the Caribbean we find the Cancun area to be the best value. It is a short, inexpensive flight. We love international quisine. Home Depot and mall shopping across the bay. Small town, nice people on Isla Mujeres. Isla has a 'Corona' perfect beach, lovely snorkeling, world class fishing and an upscale new home district to build in. The island is getting more and more busy as it gets discovered, so we bought before we could no longer afford our dream home.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      Restful oceanside walks. Peaceful stargazing. Whale shark and reef snorkeling. Yoga on the roof. Relaxing crash of the surf. Privacy, just minutes from one of the greatest white sand beaches ever. We are thrilled to install our first private swimming pool! Artsy community. Many musicians. Lots of International high quality quisine. Strolling Hidalgo street entertainment. Good grocery store. Chedraui (walmart type store) And an American hospital just across the bay, just in case.


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                      Photos

                      • Casa Marlena 100' from pool to ocean, Privacy, Romantic cliff walk to south

                        Casa Marlena 100' from pool to ocean, Privacy, Romantic cliff walk to south

                      • Casa Marlena plaques on house and privacy wall, small garden area.

                        Casa Marlena plaques on house and privacy wall, small garden area.

                      • romantic cliff walk just steps out the doors of casa marlena

                        romantic cliff walk just steps out the doors of casa marlena

                      • oceanside view of Casa Marlena. rooftop patio, balcony, Master BR & private pool

                        oceanside view of Casa Marlena. rooftop patio, balcony, Master BR & private pool

                      • great room, kitchen,breakfast bar, dining, sofa

                        great room, kitchen,breakfast bar, dining, sofa

                      • 1 of 4 closet doors. ample towels and sheets, secure hotel safe upstairs q.br .

                        1 of 4 closet doors. ample towels and sheets, secure hotel safe upstairs q.br .

                      • Spiral staircase provides updraft of air from downstairs master to rooftop patio

                        Spiral staircase provides updraft of air from downstairs master to rooftop patio

                      • master bedroom furniture view 2

                        master bedroom furniture view 2

                      • 2 full baths, 1 master ensuite, 2nd up with private door to queen br,hair dryer

                        2 full baths, 1 master ensuite, 2nd up with private door to queen br,hair dryer

                      • 2014 new hurricane glass and aluminum (4) sliding glass doors oceanside

                        2014 new hurricane glass and aluminum (4) sliding glass doors oceanside

                      • Romantic Casa Marlena, Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Private Pool Oceanside,

                        Romantic Casa Marlena, Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Private Pool Oceanside,

                      • 2014 new front door and security screen door, flow through breezes!

                        2014 new front door and security screen door, flow through breezes!

                      • Oceanside private pool. Wading area, lights and cascade. 3pm foto, we get am sun

                        Oceanside private pool. Wading area, lights and cascade. 3pm foto, we get am sun

                      • closer view of pool from ocean side

                        closer view of pool from ocean side

                      • Vaulted kitchen and great room. gas stove, micro, full fridge, some spices

                        Vaulted kitchen and great room. gas stove, micro, full fridge, some spices

                      • upstairs queen bedroom, pass thru door to bath, sliders to balcony & great room

                        upstairs queen bedroom, pass thru door to bath, sliders to balcony & great room

                      • great room sofas and table, comfortable seating while listening to the ocean

                        great room sofas and table, comfortable seating while listening to the ocean

                      • master bedroom furniture view 1, steps out to pool, patio and ocean, king bed

                        master bedroom furniture view 1, steps out to pool, patio and ocean, king bed

                      • steps from master bedroom to master bathroom.

                        steps from master bedroom to master bathroom.

                      • security screen doors(4) oceanside,sleep safely to the sound of waves

                        security screen doors(4) oceanside,sleep safely to the sound of waves

                      • Rooftop patio view to the south, romatic cliff walk, yoga. clean uncrowded ..air

                        Rooftop patio view to the south, romatic cliff walk, yoga. clean uncrowded ..air

                      • felipe alvarez will be happy to provide airport transpo $30 1 way up to 4 people

                        felipe alvarez will be happy to provide airport transpo $30 1 way up to 4 people

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, October 25, 2014

                      $150 - $275 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/25/2014
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