El Gran Escape: As you look across the infinity pool out to the far reaching horizon framing your view of the Caribbean Sea you grasp a true sense of the infinite and your place in it. Our pool boasts a shallow sunning area and swim up bar with seating for six. Your hardest decision will be whether to get in the jacuzzi or possibly retreat for a siesta in one of the four bedrooms, three of which have a full view of the sea and surf. After all you may want to rest up for the BBQ you are planning in the outdoor kitchen. Or, since you have been spending enough time in relaxation and contemplation, you may want to take a taxi or golf cart the few kilometers to town for a bit of night life. The traditional Mayan town is just far enough away to afford both privacy and excitement depending on your mood. If you wish to stay in this tranquil Casa for the evening we can assist with catering, provisioning and daily maid service for an additional fee. More photos at www.elgranescapeisla.com
4 bedrooms, 4 full baths w/ walk in stone showers, 1half bath, 1poolside bath
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderful! Great for kids!
Everything was great! Beautiful house with beautiful sunrise views! We had four adults and five kids in our group and everyone had their own space. Cinthia (property manager) and Victor (recommended taxi driver) were great and very responsive when we had questions or needed a ride to the Chedraui or downtown!
The only thing we had any issue with was the water pressure and getting warm water in the showers. It takes a LONG time for warm water to get to the upstairs shower. Like 10 minutes. So let it run unless you like cold showers.
Overall, it was great! Highly recommend!!
Premier Property on an Enchanting Island
Myself, my two sons and their spouses, along with 2 grandchildren (ages 6 and 3) spent a week over the last days of December (2018) and first several days of January (2019). With the 4 bedrooms this property couldn't have been better in terms of providing private sleeping accomodations along with the overall layout of pool, living room, kitchen, and dining area providing many spaces where you can break off for conversations or games. We used the dining area by the pool and grilled for the evenings where we had supper at the Gran Escape (never had any rain). We also enjoyed breakfasts because the space accommodated all in our party for coffee and conversation (either standing or sitting at the counter area). We balanced our time at the pool area and the North Beach and with the younger ones this seemed to work out well. We needed 2 golf carts to accommodate differing plans/timing of activities and running to the grocery store (about a 10-15 minute ride). The fact each bedroom had its own bathroom along with one off of living area was also a plus. I walked off the pool distance diagonally (within the 4 ft. pool depth) and it came out to be approx. 15 meters so was large enough to do swimming laps...No one used the "hot tub" as it was not heated but the 3 year old enjoyed the 1 ft depth of the wading part of the pool. The water temperature I would estimate to be around 75 degrees which is great for swimming but given the air temperature of around 85 resulted in our not using the swim up bar (course this was Dec/Jan). Overall, wonderful facility....sorry for the length of this. jk
We held a bachelorette party at this rental in July of 2018! Everyone loved the house and I would recommend it to anyone! We couldn’t be happier with our stay!
Beautiful Home with lots to offer!!
I must start this by saying this is was our first time ever renting a home internationally and had lot's of questions and concerns going into it. The property owner and mgt co., did an amazing job in answering questions and putting us at ease! The house was ready and spot less when we arrived, the pictures honestly do not do the home justice. Sue even had the flowers, Champagne and Coffee waiting for us as requested for my wife' bday, it was amazing!
With that being said., I am giving only 4 stars because for two small issues that where unknown prior to arrival, 90% of my decision for renting such a huge home for only two people where based on two things that I assumed from the description and photos and did not verify was the hot tub and privacy. The thing that looks like a hot tub in the pool has NO HEAT and the pool was ice cold! I did ask upon arriving and I was told it was NOT a hot tub but a Jacuzzi so there is no heat? Pretty sure in looking at the photo's and in 99% of people's minds that the round isolated water attached to the pool would be expected to be heated. Unfortunately after at 13 hour travel day the biggest thing we where looking forward to at the time was a nice hot soak gazing out to the beautiful ocean. The other issue was the road behind the house next to the pool. Daily hourly there are day trippers either walking or driving motor-cycles or golf carts stopping to take pictures of this amazing home and the great views that it has. This kind of killed the ultra-exclusive vibe that is implied online, felt like we where being spyed on a bit.
Now, these are the only two negatives for us and again maybe 100% my fault for not asking enough questions. With that being said, I would highly recommend it for anyone with a large group, the layout gives everyone plenty of privacy and room to spread out. The kitchen is amazing and allows for large meals to be prepared with ease. The outdoor kitchen and dinning are also amazing, we had breakfast every morning outside, it was a great way to start the day!
Tips: Definitely rent a golf cart its a must, NOT a car but a golf cart. Stop off at the new grocery store Chedraui (it's like a Walmart) and stock up on food as soon as you arrive it's 1/2 way between the ferry and the house. They had lots of fresh meats, veggies etc., very nice. For the best lobster thermidor you must go to the Sunset Grill it was amazing!
I highly recommend this place!!!
Family Vacation Getaway
We stayed at this house for a week with my family, to include two children ages 4 and 6. We really enjoyed our week here! The kids loved the pool and the adults loved the ease of relaxing outside and eating dinner together with the ocean view. The Management Co was really great to work with and quickly answered any questions we had. Thank you for providing a beautiful home for a week filled with family memories!
My family and I loved this house! The location was perfect- nice and quiet. Pool and views were amazing. Everything was very clean and the management company did an excellent job. I would stay here again and would recommend this house to friends. Thank you!
We are located toward the South end of the island approx. 3/4 of the way outside of town. Our casa is 7 minutes by golf cart to North Beach and 5 minutes by taxi. Some of the best swimming and snorkeling beaches on the island are located just a few minutes away.