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Ixchel Penthouse 504 'Best Rooftop' with lounge

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

**** Do you need to get in contact with me ? please send me a text to 317-652-1366 I am mum of 3 year old twins & 6 year old girl, I also work full time outside home so please allow me 24 hours to reply to you😊. Cecilia Alvarez-Heard

****Our property management is Mundaca Real Estate, Mariana Garza WhatsApp +52 1 998 100 1345****

Our Penthouse #504 is one of the very few penthouse apartments on incredible Isla Mujeres located in Ixchel Beach Hotel Phase 1.

Our 2 bedroom penthouse suite is child friendly, we have 3 kids!

Our luxury Penthouse is ideally situated on Playa Norte, one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, and just a few hundred yards from the soul of the island, the village centre, with its numerous shops, restaurants, bars and night spots. The apartment itself is located on the upper floors of the new 6 storey building. Downstairs is the two bedroom suite; the master bedroom, with king bed, the other with twin queen beds, and each with ensuite bathrooms. Separating the bedrooms are the fully equipped kitchen, dining and living areas (with a further pull out bed).

A huge balcony off the Master and living rooms also has the spiral staircase leading up to the 1,400 square foot terrace area (elevator access also) with close to 360 degree views of the island. There you will find a Jacuzzi with a wonderful view of the beach, along with other unique decorations. The space is ideal for entertaining (wedding parties for example), or family picnics with its shaded oversized dining table, lounge area, wet bar, easy light grill, refrigerator, CD surround sound and full bathroom.

Fully equipped the luxury condominium comes with free wireless internet, cable TV, separate individual air conditioning controls for each room, along with TV's, DVD & CD players, radio alarms, telephones, electronic safe deposit boxes, closets, and irons in each bedroom. The kitchen contains refrigerator / freezer, stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, knife set, cooler and bottled drinking water.

Pool side snack bar, pool and beach sun loungers / umbrellas, laundry facilities and much more.

We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you to our penthouse.

Cecilia and Andrew Heard

Keywords: Penthouse Condo with Lounge

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Cecilia Alvarez-Heard
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Cecilia Alvarez-Heard

We are Cecilia and Andrew Heard, an international couple, living in Zionsville, Indiana. We love to travel all around the world and Isla Mujeres has a special place in our lives...

I love to answer the enquiries about our penthouse or Isla Mujeres / Mexico in general. We have 3 small kids, 3 years old twins , a 6 years old daughter & I also work full time. If you need to contact me quick please send me a text message/whatsapp/telegram to 317-652-1366

Andrew works in the Auto Racing industry which allows to travel often.

We are very happy to have as our guest in our penthouse.

Cecilia Alvarez-Heard purchased this condo in 2006

Why Cecilia Alvarez-Heard chose Isla Mujeres


I am proudly Mexican, from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and my husband Andrew is from Leicestershire, England. We spent our honeymoon in Isla Mujeres in 2003, then we traveled to Quintana Roo in 2005 with my parents, sister and nephew,during this trip my dad suggested we take a day trip to Isla Mujeres...

While there, Andrew and I decided to take a walk along Playa Norte and this is when we saw Ixchel Condos under construction.

My husband Andrew and I live in USA now and in Isla Mujeres I feel reconnected to my beloved Mexican culture and my country that I miss a lot... Isla Mujeres is a wonderful place, so Mexican, with friendly people. Isla Mujeres is in our hearts and it brings to us such happy memories of our lives, our honeymoon, our trip with our kids, with our Mexican and English family, is indeed WONDERFUL to go there and feel and remember the life that I use to have when I was a little girl, seeing the locals living their lives, sitting outside their homes, smiling to people, oh!!! that reminds me of my life in Mexico that I miss a lot...

We invite you to visit Mexico! Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo and the other states in my country! Mexico is beautiful, Mexico has lots of culture, lots to learn!

Viva Mexico!

What makes this condo unique

Our penthouse has a wonderful terrace with lounge furniture that my husband Andrew designed.

You will be able to host a party and have a BBQ in our easy grill! Bring your iPod and enjoy the surround sound music...

Do you need a bartender or somebody that can help you to throw a party? Just ask me.

Alternatively enjoy the peace and solitude of the private terrace spending time between the jacuzzi and the giant sunbed both with wonderful views of the beach below...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gracias Cecilia and Andrew.

We're so glad to finally stay at your place.

The terrace is awesome!

We are looking forward to coming back in Oct with our family.

Thanks again!

Added from in room guestbook 7th March, 2009
Feb 2009
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Centro - Supmza. 001 Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Available on request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen 'Pull Out' sofa in living room. King size custom made sunbed on the terrace!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
The equipment level and finishing of the Penthouse terrace sets this property apart not only from the standard units but also other penthouses. Ideal for a couple just requiring privacy or for parties of 30 or more - why not let us help you rent this and some standard units to entertain your wedding party for example?

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Ixchel Penthouse 504 'Best Rooftop' with lounge
average rating of 4.7733335 based on 97 reviews

Perfect vacation condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to Isla (1st time in unit 404). We could not have been more pleased with the accommodations! We enjoyed the rooftop lounge area (our teenage girls even slept there one night). Ixchel is such an ideal location; on the beach & close to all the shops & restaurants. We enjoyed walks along the coast & would stop at the local market for fresh squeezed orange juice in the mornings. The condo was clean & comfortable, housekeeping great, & property manager exceptional!! We had a small moped/scooter accident involving a taxi & Ixchel called our manager, who showed up right away & negotiated with the police, taxi driver & moped company (in Spanish). We were soo grateful for the help & counsel!! Isla Mujures is such a beautiful island: safe relaxing & so much fun to explore! Thanks for sharing your beautiful condo with us ...we look forward to our next visit :)

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Condo and location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our 3rd trip to Isla Mujeres and LOVED the condo. We were travelling with adult kids and the second bedroom suite offers good privacy for all. The whole condo is very spacious. The rooftop terrace is amazing - well equipped with beautiful views. We found the beds to be very comfortable and the condo well appointed and well equipped. Mundaca Real Estate was terrific to work with - very attentive and helpful with tips and information. We lacked for nothing during our entire trip. We think this is the best spot on the island!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fabulous vacation on Isla!

  • 4 of 5

This was our 3rd time to the island in 3 years and 2nd stay in 503/504. We are a family of 5, kids ages 11, 8 & 6. We gave the kids the choice of ground level condo or penthouse with hot tub so you can guess what they chose... We used the rooftop A LOT during our stay. We relax after a day at the beach/pool and have breakfast up there. We have never felt unsafe (previous reviews thought the spiral staircase was dangerous). Hold on to the railing or use the elevator. Hot tub and stereo were both working and the outdoor furniture cushions seemed to be replaced within the last year so the roof was great! The only criticism I have is the interior furnishings of the condo. For the price paid I would expect a more comfortable living area. We like to crash in front of the tv with a good movie at night after being in the sun all day and the couch is so uncomfortable and more like outdoor furniture than indoor. Other than that we enjoyed our stay, location is PERFECT and it isn't a big deal that the condo is separately managed. We never felt treated any differently than others staying in Ixchel managed rooms. Housekeeping was excellent. Thanks for another wonderful vacation! Wish we were there now!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roof top patio and hot tub

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th time on Isla. This condo was fantastic. The beds were comfortable/memory foam toppers and the condo was clean. Staff was very friendly. We felt very secure with on site security and reception. The best part was the roof top patio and hot tub. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location great, Condo not so great

  • 2 of 5

Great location on Playa Norte. Condo is pretty run down - beds and bedding are in bad shape. The spiral staircase going up to the hot tub is very unsafe....I would not recommend anyone with young children stay here. I had 3 kids with me and was scared to death with this staircase so we only went upstairs only a couple times during our week's stay, 1 slip and they would fall 5 floors down. Hot tub wasn't warm most of the time too. We would definitely stay at Ixchel again but not in this unit. Overpriced for the quality of the unit.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. We listen to the feedback very seriously, and so we have already changed the mattress and bedding for beds. We have renting our PH 10 years now without any trouble with the staircase. Some time ago we added the gate at the top of the stairs as we also have 3 kids, twins 3 years old and a 6 year old daughter. We all enjoy the rooftop very much but we don't allow the kids to use the staircase alone. That, or they use the elevator. The problem with the jacuzzi has been fixed. Thank you very much for staying in our penthouse 504. Regards, Cecilia
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Beautiful Condo in a Prime Location

  • 3 of 5

This is a great roomy place to stay with a beautiful view from both the balcony and rooftop. The daily service and the service from the management group is very good. You are a short walk to the good restaurants and the main parts of the island as well as the awesome "Norte" beach. We felt safe in the entire facility and everyone is very friendly. This review would have been 5 stars, but we were so disappointed in the fact that the hot tub did not work and appeared to have been in disrepair for some time. The chlorine floater was completely empty so the water wouldn't have been safe anyway, the access panel to the pumps and electronics was hanging open, and the water was cold. The local doves used it throughout the week as a bird bath so the deck was covered in bird mess and feathers. The stereo in the rooftop area also did not work. Sadly, we paid considerably more for this condo because of the hot tub and the views from the rooftop, but we ended up using it sparingly because of the problems and all of the birds and their droppings. We will return to the island and likely to the north beach, but not sure we'll spend extra for the hot tub and rooftop when the beach and the property pool is so close.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Norte

Rent a golf cart and explore the island!


Rates & Availability

Centro - Supmza. 001 Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017 & NYE 2018
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 2 2018 - Sep 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

No refund, the deposit is due inmediatly and the balance is due 60 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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