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Caribbean Ocean view house with private pool

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,280 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Private 1 bedroom house & adjoining palapa offering indoor/outdoor living

The new owners have completely transformed Casa de Musica into a romantic unique, charming and private house located on Punta Sur with incredible ocean views. High-end furnishings with a boho chic feel, Casa de Musica offers you the chance to fully kick back and relax island style. The air conditioned main building provides an open seating area with an oversized sofa, TV and wifi that steps down to a large bedroom with a king size bed. The views of the ocean from here are stunning.

The master bathroom has an indoor shower and double vanity counter. A sliding door opens on to a wooden walkway which leads to a private gardened outdoor shower.

The fully equipped kitchen, under the beautiful grand semi-enclosed palapa has 4-sliding glass doors that open to the beautiful Caribbean breezes. The other side opens to a private garden patio. The kitchen has bar stool seating for 6, plus 2 fun swing chairs. The marble dining table and 2 over sized comfy lounge chairs makes the palapa the perfect hang.

Swim laps in the 58' x 7' pool facing the ocean or take it easy as you sunbathe and sip on a cocktail in the 11' x 11' shallow end. Catch the stunning sunrises or watch the shooting stars and listen to the crashing waves.

An alfresco powder room with a 2nd outdoor shower sits in the far corner of the palapa, and is easily accessible from the pool.

Feeling too relaxed? Stroll the Mayan Ruins looking out to sea at the southern most point of the island. A popular attraction with a restaurant and less than a 5 min walk away, as is the Garrafon Natural Reef Park, offering a range of recreational water activities. A fun way to venture out and explore all the amazing island has to offer is to rent a golf cart or scooter or take one of the many little red taxis running about the island. Enjoy the award winning beaches of Playa Norte with its cosmopolitan beach bars, restaurants and stretches of soft white sand and turquoise water. Hidalgo Street is a buzzing hive of activity with tourists shops, bars and restaurants so numerous that you'll never eat at the same place twice.

More Details

Chuck and Jo Ainlay
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Chuck and Jo Ainlay

Chuck's profession in the music business led him to London where he met his wife Jo at a famous recording studio. They met through their love of music and live in Nashville TN.

As seasoned travelers we are always up for an adventure of discovery. On one of our many travels we discovered Isla Mujeres and the aptly named Casa De Musica. It is our hope that you find this little gem of an island as enchanting as we do.

Chuck and Jo Ainlay purchased this house in 2017


Isla Mujeres House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Review Rental agreement and sign
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , The jetted tub is not working at present. Apologies
    Outdoor Shower 1 - outdoor shower
    Outdoor Shower 2 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Alfresco powder room accessed to from palapa or side path
  • Fluffy white towels Make-up removal face cloths Hairdryer Hand soap Tissues Toilet paper
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • 1 King bed Two contemporary chairs One table lamp Coffee table Closet with hanging space and shelving Safe
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Caribbean Ocean view house with private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Stunning private villa close enough to be in the action but far enough to relax and feel like a star

  • 5 of 5

Casa de musica was beyond my expectations! From the booking process until check out, we had the perfect experience.

We had an early flight and Natasha, Gerardo and their team were there to greet us and accomodate our needs. This was highly appreciated. They are very reliable and trustworthy. I want to thank them again for their great work!

The house is just perfect if you want to experience Isla Mujeres like a local. I hardly recommend you book a golf cart for your whole stay so you can enjoy the island freely. We booked it through the link Gabriela sent us and we ended with Pepé’s rental. We hardly recommend booking with him as his carts are new and the service is great!

As for the house, it is magical! You can choose to live outside with the open air kitchen and lounge or stay in your room with a very comfy hotel bed and living room.

Best part for me, the outside shower! How often do you shower in the nature (they also greet you with Aveda products ;)

All amenities are brand new and morning coffee tastes even better lounging in the hammock next to your private pool. We got air mattesses sipping on cocktails while watching the ocean and people passing by. Hello Paradise!

The island is quite small so don’t be fooled by the location of the house. We appreciated to live away from the busy center and we got to discover other parts of the island. The joint is perfect for a stop on the way to town. Punta sur is within walking distance. There is also a convenience store close to the house.

I hardly recommend la Casa de Musica and you will be greeted very nicely! Thank you so much for everything!

Jessyca & Etienne

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. The open walls and outdoor showers (even the outdoor toilet) were so open and freeing. The first few days there, the wind was a bit out of control and it was too blustery to enjoy the pool but then it died down and got hotter. Nice to have that pool! It was also nice to have both the outdoor living area and an interior air conditioned area for retreat and ciesta. Lots of ciestas were taken. Kitchen was useful and helpful for eating-in. A local small company,, does food delivery for a fee but some places just delivery anyway. Some street noise as it was a busy time (near Christmas) and they're building a house across the street, but overall very peaceful, tropical and exotic feeling. Relaxing! We hardly left the house!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lansdale, PA

Pretty, unique, quiet and private. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved Casa de Musica. The location is great! This part of the island is quiet and the view and coastline are so beautiful. The house is big and spacious, and the views are incredible. We loved the open kitchen and outdoor shower. The view from the pool and hammock is incredible, and you can watch the sunrise from bed through the huge windows or walk up the coast to Punta Sur. The owners and property managers were very helpful with answers and recommendations as we planned our stay. Isla is very easy to get around via golf cart or on foot. We are runners so we enjoyed exploring every morning. Other things we enjoyed were snorkeling at Garrafon de Castilla (we also had snacks and beer here and the service is so friendly), visiting puppies at Isla Animal Rescue, the turtle farm, reading to school kids at Cesar Mendoza School (this was a highlight!!!), the beaches at Playa Norte, walking the coast in front of the property in both directions, and just driving around the island. For dinner, we loved Topaz at Isla 33 (not far from the house), Villa Rolandi and Lola Valentina on Hidlago Street. We LOVED lunch at Moderna which is up the road from the house. So creative and flavorful. They have a very nice art gallery as well. And of course we loved the house: morning coffee with a view, pre-dinner drinks sitting on the swings in the open-air kitchen, hopping in the pool after a morning run, and looking at the stars at night. There are no street lights so the stars are amazing.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern + Bohemian - the best of both worlds

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful few days at Casa de Musica. The layout is perfect for a couple or small family. The house feels very private, and the pool is elevated off the street which offers a good vantage point for watching passers by (with an awesome view of the ocean, which is just across the street).

We loved the indoor/outdoor vibe of the house. Both the living area and master bathroom are open to the back gardens. The master bathroom has a beautiful garden shower that still feels private and puts you in the mindset of "island getaway". So many of the rentals on the island have boring, indoor, hotel-feeling vibes - but this house feels authentic to the island experience.

Despite the bohemian vibe, all the modern conveniences are still there. The bedroom is a sealed building with air conditioning. And the kitchen is fully equipped for cooking. TV and Internet were functional.

Everything was very clean. The pool was freshly skimmed, and the kitchen, bathroom, sheets and towels were spotless.

I would definitely recommend the house to a friend, and hope to stay there again some day!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Property is beautiful and well equipped.It's still having some work done but very comfortable. It's an interesting combination of indoor and outdoor with both indoor and outdoor bathrooms. Outdoor shower works great:) . Beautiful sunrises each day and a ten minute walk to amazing sunsets.There are a couple resteraunts within a fifteen min walk otherwise a cab ride downtown.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Casa de Musica was the perfect romantic spot for me and my man.

We loved the ocean breeze flowing through the living room while drinking coffee and looking at the ocean each morning. The outdoor shower was absolutely invigorating. And the super comfortable bed made us sleep like babies.

As much as we hated to leave, we returned home fully rested and refreshed.

We will return as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Visit The Sea Turtle Farm, Dolphin Discovery year-round and swim with the Whale Sharks in mid-summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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