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Isla Mujeres, Cancun 1-5 BR, Oceanfront Villa Pool, from $130

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 1-5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Villa El Castillo Maya (The Mayan Castle) is a new 1 - 5 bedroom, waterfront residence on the barrier island of Isla Mujéres, Mexico, a 20 minute ferry ride from Puerta Juárez minutes from the city of Cancun on the Yucatán Peninsula. Come, relax in the gentle breezes and spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, while soaking in the seaside pool. The 4 bedroom house can be rented any time of year. And a 5th suite can be added for an addition fee. Guest suites are available depending on the season (check availability).

Amenities Include:

Air-Conditioned Throughout

Pool With Swim-up Bar

Rooftop Palapa

Roof Terrace for Sunbathing

Rooftop Bar

TV/DVD

Off-Street Parking

Oceanfront

Jacuzzi in Master Suite

Patio Furniture

Pressurized Water System

Ceiling Fans

Fully-Equipped Kitchen

4.5 Bathrooms

Wired Hi-Speed Internet

Custom designed by the owner to combine the best features of island living with the comfort and luxury to which you are accustomed, El Castillo Maya has two beautiful palapa areas for your relaxation and enjoyment. The “Tortuga Palapa” on the second level just outside of the Tortuga Suite to the open terrace where there is a private entrance to the Master Suite. Up another level above the Master Bedroom Suite is “The Blue Moon Palapa”, a large rooftop terrace, partially shaded featuring a colorful crescent moon bar with a blue glass-block base topped with turquoise blue glass crystal. With lots of bar stools and lounge chairs, friends, this is an incredible place to meet with family and to enjoy refreshments and conversation at your own home!

Island-themed tile and stone handwork can be seen throughout on the floors of the palapas and in and around the house. Carved rails adorning the exterior staircases and the interior stairs and carved handrails are fashioned of salam, a local exotic hardwood noted for its durability and dark burnished beauty. Glass blocks are strategically placed in walls to welcome sunlight, and in the master suite to showcase a collection of seashells. Local art is displayed on the walls and throughout the house.

The house was designed for maximum versatility. The ground-level oceanfront two bedroom unit has a large living room opening onto the pool deck and ocean beyond through sliding glass doors. A fully equipped kitchen and dining room are adjacent. The beautiful staircase leads up to the second floor Master Suite, which can be rented separately by locking the door at the top of the staircase and entering through a private exterior entry, or used as the master bedroom of a three bedroom house. The Master Suite has a King bed, a Jacuzzi tub with panoramic ocean view, a kitchenette area, with sink, fridge and coffee maker.

The additional separate Luxury Studio, with full kitchen, full bathroom with shower, queen bed, and couch can be a private and complete fourth bedroom, or can be rented separately. The entire villa is attractively and comfortably furnished to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Above the Luxury Studio, you will find the newly built Tortuga Suite. It features a king size bed, kitchenette, sunlit shower room, large screen TV and a private terrace overlooking the ocean. Like the Studio, it can be added to complete the 5 bedroom house or is available separately, depending on the season.

El Castillo Maya sits side-by-side with Casa Azul del Caribe, another new house with four bedrooms. Owned separately, they share a lovely patio and swimming pool with swim up bar. They can be combined to sleep 16-20 people, making this a perfect place to host a family reunion or a wedding. The entire complex is nicely landscaped and has plenty of off-street parking for golf-carts and other vehicles. What a great place to enjoy your island vacation!

More Details

Property Manager
Jake
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Why Jake chose Isla Mujeres

We never had an experience remotely like the beauty and tranquility of the Island.

What makes this villa unique

A private pool on the Caribbean.

Amenities

Colonia Salina Chica Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 baby crib
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Isla Mujeres, Cancun 1-5 BR, Oceanfront Villa Pool, from $130
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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Beautiful but needs improvements!

  • 3 of 5

The house itself is really beautiful and is in a great location if you want to have access to both downtown and the south end easily. That being said we had some issues, which may or may not be a big deal to some, but it bothered us since we booked the house for 10 days. First was our laundry situation, I had gotten the impression the house keeper would be more present and available to wash towels and clothes (traveling with twins and 5 teenagers creates laundry), but we quickly figured out that we had to bag up our laundry and pay $20 a bag to get it washed. Seemed excessive and also not very accommodating since the washer/dryer is on the property. I would rather have paid a flat fee to be able to simply wash my own clothes. There were few towels provided and traveling from out of the country you can only pack so much. Second, there were construction guys and ladders and things of that nature in the pool area...not great with toddlers running around and also we didn't appreciate them being there while we're at the pool. The pool itself is a great pool. However, it kept turning green. We messaged the owner and property manager about it the first time and they quickly tried to resolve it, but it turned again...I would have honestly expected more attention to be paid to the pool. We ran out of gas for the cooktop, but another tank was brought over. My father in law fell at the top of the stairs. It is a very dangerous first step right out of the door from the deck and master bedroom and should be reworked somehow. We all agreed it was a problem. All of the bedrooms had air conditioners. Yay. But the living area was HOT! 100% of the time. Definitely needs a larger air conditioner or a second one added. I think the house has potential to be a great rental, but needs to fix a few of these issues. It was not a great property for toddlers due to the railing around the pool and drop off being onto the rocks, but I knew were going to the rocky side. It would be nice to have a safer rail...simply from a mother's perspective. All in all a great trip and we love Isla Mujeres! Been traveling here for years and will continue.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crystal, Minnesota
5

El Castillo Maya... Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at El Castillo Maya was wonderful! Thank you, Jake! It was seamless to reserve our stay. You have a beautiful spot on a beautiful island! Perfect location~ close enough to the north end - only a quick golf cart or taxi ride to the action downtown and the beautiful waters of Playa Norte! Honestly, we struggled making that journey, because we were so comfortable and relaxed by the pool! Great location to the "heart" of Isla- those little restaurants that are beyond authentic and delicious! The layout of this house is amazing! Great spaces for connecting and enjoying your group, as well as more intimate spaces to relax and unwind. Thank you to Drew and Irma for taking great care of us (care taking manager and housekeeper)! Tip them for well for their hard work! We have rented many homes and hotels on the island... this surpassed them all! Until next time!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful property and pool sitting on the Caribbean sea

  • 4 of 5

We entered the property through the pool deck and were swept away by the beautiful pool and view of the sea. The villa is beautifully decorated with local art and tiles.

The housekeeper Irma kept us well supplied with towels and paper products and is very kind and helpful. Her charming brothers Hermando and Ricardo took us on a wonderful snorkeling adventure and are expert guides no matter your skill level. They prepared a fabulous lunch of grilled fish which should not be missed.

We had 5 couples so rented the entire villa which we thoroughly enjoyed. The property manager was very kind and helpful and on call via a local phone for any needs. Dishes and glassware for 10 were a little scare but we managed with paper cups and plates. We all loved our time at this Villa whether relaxing on the many verandas, poolside, or enjoying our private dinner under the Tortuga palapa.

Thank you for an amazing week on Isla.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eighteen stayed at El Castillo Maya and Azul del Caribe (house next door) a few weeks ago and cannot say enough great things about the stay. Both homes are owned by the same person which made the stay seamless. The houses were well equipped and the manager was very quick to respond when we had a question. Irma even cooked a meal for us, and it was delicious.

I would not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone traveling to Isla!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property in great location on the island!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 families with 6 adults and 4 children. It was wonderful having separate bedrooms for the adults and the children as well, with one room for girls and the other for boys. The view from the master suite was stellar. The kitchen and main area in the house was very comfortable and roomy for the entire group. The group went deep sea fishing and we cooked fish tacos that night and felt very comfortable doing so in the kitchen. With go carts it only took about 5 minutes to get to north beach for beach, restaurants and shops. The Chedraui grocery store was also super close. There were delicious restaurants within walking distance as well. Excellent home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWESOME! Best vacation ever.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 5 night stay. Already planning to return next year. Stay was wonderful. House was better than the pictures. Had hot water. Rare find in Mexico. House was perfect. Lots of room for large family. Adult sons with wives stayed in the suites and were very comfortable. AC was cold water was hot. Previous reviews stated lack of beach. We went out to the water and fished off the rocks and swam. It is accessible just a little rocky. Lots of room to lay in chairs on the decks of the house so we didn't need a sandy beach. Irma the housekeeper was wonderful and hooked us up with her cousin who took us snorkeling and then made us the best fish for supper we have ever had. I would give it a 10 if I could. Mango cafe best food on the island is 1/2 mile up the road. LOVED it!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cancellation and Refund Policy
To confirm a reservation, a deposit of one-half of the total rental fee must be received within two weeks of making reservation. Within this 2 week period other inquiries may be received and if so we will try to contact you immediately if these enquiries would like to place a deposit to reserve the same time period. If we are unable to contact you regarding your reserved time, it may be booked unless 1/2 deposit has been received. The sooner your deposit is received, your reservation will be guaranteed. Balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival date. Keys will not be given to guests unless the payment is received at that time, no exceptions, regardless of reason (payment in full before arrival is another option). If cancellation is necessary, a full refund of deposit will be given if intent to cancel is received at least 60 days prior to arrival; one half of the deposit will be refunded between 60-30 days prior, and if less than 30 days, no refund will be given, regardless of reason. All refunds will include a 20% handling charge deducted from monies deposited. We recommend that guests purchase trip insurance, readily available on-line, to safeguard against loss of any kind, whether illness, weather or other unforeseen eventualities that might prevent you from honoring your reservation. One change in reservation dates may be done with no charge subject to availability; additional changes will be assessed a fee of $25 each.

To make a reservation inquiry, please email jake@elcastillomaya.com or call us at 320-766-0429. Someone will contact you within 48 hours regarding your inquiry.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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