About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
This property is a clean, quiet, affordable place to stay with many of the same amenities as the more expensive places. It is located in a quaint Mexican neighborhood a short distance to the south of the main north village. You will find it to be a nice retreat after a long day of shopping, swimming and just plain relaxing. Close local eating places, bars and the large grocery store.
Keywords: Fully Equipped Apartment
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- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
My wife Lori and I have been visiting the island every winter since 1980. When we decided it was where we wanted to be, we started constructing Casa Azul a little at a time until it was finally finished in 2008. We are striving to keep it reasonable so anyone can afford to vacation on this lovely island as we have for so many years.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 1996
Why Owner chose Salina Grande
We purchased the property and built the vacation rental in this location because of the sea view, while still being somewhat shielded from the effects of storms and the erosion caused by waterfront property.
What makes this Apartment unique
Only a short distance from the main village, a quiet neighborhood with a local flare
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Local, Not Luxury
If you really want to have the local feel away from all the touristy people and places, this is your place! Budget friendly more dough for whatever you want to do, warm welcome, and in a nice quiet neighborhood. Comfortable room, with dining table, kitchen, pool & patio!
All you need is a golf cart or your choice of bikes to get around. Good food is just around the corner or the 'downtown' area is only a 5 min drive away.. and you can explore the entire island end to end within 40 minutes all around!
We were there for 3 nights and had a terrific time! Can't wait to go back! Thank you Jim and Lori!
Another amazing visit!
So grateful for yet another amazing visit at Casa Azul! Jimi and Lori are wonderful people and we love being part of the neighbourhood when we are on the Island. My first visit was with a girlfriend and I can confirm that it's great for a girl's getaway, second time was with my husband and we absolutely loved our evenings on the rooftop by the pool and this last visit was with my husband, my 10 year old and another couple (friends) who stayed in the room beside us upstairs. We all had the best fun, our friends were in love with the local neighbourhood and having their own little cottage-like room. And for the record, my son, who is used to resorts and fancy hotels (we travel a lot) said, within 10 minutes of looking around "this is the BEST place we've ever been!" lol Resorts are all the same, staff are paid to be sugary, if that's what you want, go to a resort. If you want to meet the local people, eat amazing local food, watch a soccer game, wander around barefoot by the cliffs, catch the sunrise at the Moon Goddess Temple......well, this is for you. Thanks Jim & Lori! Thanks Chely! See you next year! Steve and Natalie :)
Great Place in Local Neighborhood
The description of the property was accurate and the location in a local neighborhood really gave us the local feel of the island. Our room was right next to the pool on the second floor and we enjoyed the use of the pool and patio chairs upstairs in the late evenings.
We rented a golf cart and I highly recommend renting one for your stay as they will deliver it right to you here at Casa Azul. Jim knows the owners of the golf cart agency and he called them as soon as we arrived, the golf cart was there within minutes. We had booked the cart online and they were ready to deliver as soon as we arrived. We took a taxi from the ferry dock just so we didn't have to mess with luggage but we will just walk to the golf cart place from the ferry on our next visit as everything is close in the Centro.
Chedraui is very close by golf cart and we visited many times for alcohol and a few groceries. We only cooked breakfast occasionally in our unit and ate out the rest of the time but we kept the fridge loaded with our refreshments of choice (and bottled water) for our daily excursions to the beaches etc. We always travel with a cooler and we just strapped it onto the golf cart and took it everywhere. Where else in the world can you walk into a bank, grocery store, etc with a mixed drink in your Yeti. The island is so laid back, it''s just plain relaxing. We went to Cozumel for a week after our visit on Isla Mujeres and we prefer the small island life of Isla Mujeres.
Jim and Lori have found a great place to spend their years and I look forward to coming back to Casa Azul for our next trip.
Casa azul not as hoped.
We stayed at Casa azul in May 2016 for several days. I had read all the reviews and it looked great especially for the price. The location is fine it's about mid way on the island in a local neighborhood which was fine. I have three things that I need to share. The unit was not clean. Meaning heavy layer of dust on curtains, in corners and ceiling fan. The second is you only get two towels every three days which might be ok but the beach and showering twice a day not good. The third is the bed - hard as a rock and the sheets smelled.
I have used vrbo for over 10 years several times a year and this is the first place that a rental has not met my expectations. I am not hard to please- really clean, towels and good bed. The dishes, silverware coffee pot all needed a good cleaning.
We rented a golf cart in town and it was perfect. You do need either a scooter or. Golf cart.
They did have over 200 tv channels and free wifi.
My hope is that Jim and Lori will make a few changes because this place could be great!!
Karen, I feel extremely bad that you were not happy but you stayed here for your whole 5 nights and never said a word to us that you were unhappy about anything. That is very disappointing because we are always very quick to remedy any problems that may arise. Your mattress was a 2 month old Sealy, yes it was firm because that is what most people prefer. If you would have told me you were not happy I would have swapped it out. It is plainly posted that you were to receive 2 clean towels every 3rd day but as some do, they request a little extra and get extras. No we do not furnish beach towels, even the big expensive AC places charge extra for them as the laundry is very expensive. As far as the sheets smelling, that is a big problem here on this humid island and if you recall you came to me on the first night and mentioned it to me and received 2 different pillow cases on the spot. As far as the dusty curtains and fans, I apologize and the fans were cleaned and the curtains were washed yesterday. Also the dishes and silverware were all rewashed but it would help if the guests would not check out leaving dirty dishes on the counter. We will truly try and do better and hope that you may return as we do have many good qualities.
Wonderful place to stay
This is a great place, the room was clean and just the right size for us. The pool was close and we were in it everyday. It is located in a nice area away from all the tourist. Close enough to town to walk and we did many times. We rented a golf cart one day, but we enjoyed the walk. Lori and Jim are the best people and will help you whenever you need. You just have to ask. We loved Cujio and Fang. We felt so comfortable and at home there , we can hardly wait to come back. Oh Jim I promise to ask you before I check with others. Lol😃
1 Mile South of the Ferry Dock on the Caribbean Side Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Basketball Courts