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Casa De Jaguar, Most Photographed Home on the Island

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Like new house and voted 'Most Photographed Home on the Island'. Casa de Jaguar lies at the more private, south end of Isla Mujeres. This Mexican-style hacienda overlooks the Caribbean Sea from all it’s lovely verandas, porches, and the large heated Infinity pool. Up to 9 guests can enjoy this home.

We are doing our part of 'Going Green', saving island resources. Installed our own transformer, adding new solar hot water system and enjoy our heated pool in the winter months. Also, whole house water softening system. More to come.

Enjoy your morning coffee, watching the sunrise from your veranda or venture upstairs to 2nd floor to enjoy 360 degree views of Isla and over to Cancun. This incredible house will meet all your needs, from a gourmet kitchen, entertainment center, home office, WIFI Internet throughout, washer/dryer, barbecue, indoor and outdoor dining areas, all king-sized beds, and much more. Spend your days relaxing in the pool or take off to town to stroll through artisan shops or enjoy the outdoor cafés.

Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is a quick ferry ride 8 miles across the bay from Cancun. This beautiful island, 5 miles long and half a mile wide is like taking a step back in time. Pristine beaches, snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, a turtle farm, in season whale shark tours and dolphin swim are but of a few of the things to see and do here.

No need for a car, hail an island taxi or rent a bike, moped or golf cart and set off on your own tour. Browse through the local crafts in the downtown area, and dine at any number of restaurants serving all types of cuisine. If you’re up for it, venture out to the colonia's for a truly authentic Mexican dinner.

There’s plenty of night life, from street entertainers to night clubs. Isla Mujeres offers it all in a smaller, more quaint atmosphere, free of the stress and hustle-bustle of the large resort areas. Once you've come to Isla, you’ll come again and again, or perhaps do as some have done and come to stay.


More Details

Gwen LaPole
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Gwen LaPole

Have you ever had a Dream? Displayed in our home is a placque that was given to us as a gift. It says DREAM BIG. Our dream was to have a home somewhere in the Caribbean. We had vacationed on so many of the islands. So, every night after work we would take our laptop out on the porch and start to google, realestateSaintSomewhere. Then we’d go there and ask a realtor to show us around. We’d never thought about Mexico until a friend of ours moved there. She asked some of her friends where we should look and they all said “Isla Mujeres.” We said, “where is that?” To make this long story short, we came here, we fell in love with the island and all she has to offer; most especially, her warm and caring people. They are truly amazing. We found the lot, then our wonderful builder. Richard drew the plans. Patricio built the house and I picked all the colors and décor. So, please let us welcome you to

Case de Jaguar

Gwen LaPole purchased this villa in 2008

Why Gwen LaPole chose Isla Mujeres

Gorgeous, uninterupted Caribbean View 365 days a year. Very Small island, unique location; yet easy to get to. Mexican hospitality.

What makes this villa unique

There are so many things to do here. After so many trips to the beautiful island we still find something new and exciting each and every trip! Relax and do nothing, go fishing, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, diving. Go to the turtle farm, swim with the dolphins, sea lions and manatee @ the Dolphin Discovery, go on whale shark tour and swim with them. It's endless.


Isla Mujeres Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , built in hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , built in hair dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , built in hair dryer
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , built in hair dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1). Each of the 4 bedrooms has a king bed. There is an air mattress for a ninth guess and a porta crib and highchair.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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Casa De Jaguar, Most Photographed Home on the Island
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Kelowna, B.C. Canada

NEVER Go Here - You will NEVER want to leave!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a private piece of paradise. We were 4 couples, friends for years, who so enjoyed the layout of this Casa. There was room everywhere for all of us - 8 people could sit inside at the table and outside as well. There were pool chairs and lounges for everyone and what a kitchen, fully equipped with everything. And when we wanted space away from the group, we were not disappointed. Armin and his staff are outstanding. He arranged for Chef Ziggy to come and prepare a private dinner for our two guys celebrating birthdays and we enjoyed him SO MUCH, he came back for an encore. Check out his new restaurant Mala Hierba!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, Tennessee

Great house for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We took our 3 adult children and their significant others over the Christmas holiday and everyone had a wonderful time. The house was great and had plenty of room for people to either gather together or spend some quiet time alone. The master suite was very roomy and given that my husband and I work everyday, it also afforded a desk and area to do that. The upstairs suites were very large and the young adults thought it was great. Those two rooms had fantastic views of the ocean. The kitchen was very well stocked...there wasn't anything we were lacking for our family meals. We had Armin, the house manager, get us a golf cart for the week and the kids took that to go exploring on the island. The pool was beautiful, warm, and we all thoroughly enjoyed that. My husband and I rarely left the house while the kids would go exploring. None of us wanted to leave. Gwen was very good to work with before hand and was very accommodating . This was the first of many family holidays that we'll spend in Mexico. We are also thinking of renting this house again with friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missouri, USA

Another FABULOUS stay at Casa de Jaguar

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Casa de Jaguar multiple times and the house and island never disappoint! This year we experienced the perk of the house having its own transformer. While the rest of our side of the island was without power, we were cool and comfortable with power. It took us awhile to figure out why we had power while everyone else didn't but when we finally read Gwens listing and leaned Casa de Jaguar has its own transformer, we applauded Gwen for her foresight!!

We also can't rave enough about Armin. As always, he was incredibly helpful and a joy to be around! We miss him already!

Unfortunately for us the house is becoming more and more popular and it's already reserved for the week we'll be in Isla next year. See you in 2019 Casa de Jaguar!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5

Spent the week at Casa de Jaguar in November with 2 other couples. Enjoyed the privacy and setup of the rooms, each with their own key. Each day, we relaxed in the pool. A very unique thing we experienced upon entering this property the first day was a welcome drink, guacamole, and a tour of the home by the property manager! A nice touch after a long day of traveling! I spoke to Gwen via email a few times prior, as well as via phone. She was super sweet and helpful, and got back to me quickly. We will be staying at Casa de Jaguar in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Hampshire

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

We had a multi-generational trip to IM and Casa De Jaguar. (Ages 3-65). Lots of room for everyone, Armin the house manager was terrific, pool the BEST and location was perfect. We suggest renting golf carts as we had a ball exploring and cruising around the island in the breeze. Thank you Gwen for everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garneill MT

Amazing House Wonderful People!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the House and Property. The property is amazingly beautiful and very secluded. The people are truly a class act and provide 1st class service. We all had a fantastic time and we will be back in the future!!!!!

Armin we already miss you. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Casa de Jaguar

Boat tours, Fishing, Turtle Farm, Dolphin Discovery, Garrafon Park, the new waterpark, Whale Shark tours in season.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

5 night minimum stay from Dec. through March

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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