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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:
March 22, 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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(14 traveler reviews)

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Caribbean Ocean view house with private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Private home on quieter side on island with fantastic views of beautiful ocean. Able to walk along oceanfront directly across street. Indoor/outdoor living with great ocean breeze. House was equipped with everything you could need. Close to some attractions and great restaurants and only a golf cart or taxi ride to the north end of the island. Owners were very attentive and helpful. Had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Very peaceful beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing, beautiful scenery peaceful will be back

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwest Chicago Suburb

Great home to "get away from it all"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great experience at this lovely home! It was exactly what we expected and wanted for a relaxing vacation. Living outdoors and indoors at the same time was the best part. We kept the bedroom area closed so we ensured mosquito free nights. Our waking hours were spent relaxing at a beautiful beach, shell hunting on the rocky beach in front of this property or just curling up with a book and a yummy drink and enjoying the time at the house. It's a lovely view of the ocean from the pool area and also a great star gazing place. The home was clean, the bed was absolutely the most comfortable I have ever experienced, very nice linens and towels and the basics provided for. We found the food on the island to be very reasonably priced and some awesome restaurants. We can't wait to return to Isla Mujeres. It was such a warm, comfortable, friendly island. We would definitely stay at Casa de Musica when we do. The owners are great to work with too!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ten Days in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

After reading all these 5 star reviews and a 10 day stay I have to agree with everyone else this place is legit. Everything that has been said about this house is true. It has the best of both worlds. Outside breezes through the kitchen and sitting area and inside sleeping with great A/C. We loved having a pool and never got tired of watching the Caribbean Sea change from one shade of blue to another. The bathroom has a hurricane shutter for the exterior wall but it can easily be opened for that open air feeling.

This house is located on the south end of the island so life is a lot quieter. We only went to the north end of the island when we needed money or gas for the golf cart. There are all kinds of great restaurants close by from fancy Limon, Mar-Bella and Rosa Sirena’s to bargains like Bastos, Chilitos and Madera. On most afternoons you can take a short trip around Punta Sur to Garrafon and find the ice cream man.

Technology wise the wifi is fast enough to stream music and video. There is a TV with all the goodies but we never turned it on.

If your idea of vacation is staying in the middle of the action this might not be the house for you. But if you want peace and quiet with beautiful views and a pool Casa de Musica is it.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oskaloosa, Iowa

Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Casa de Musica is like having a little piece of Paradise at your fingertips. This fun property is on the south end of Isla Mujeres, making it a wonderful quiet retreat for a couple, young or old.

The Casa is divided into two sections: indoor and outdoor. The indoor section contains the bedroom, living area and main (huge!) bathroom. It has A/C and can be locked off from the rest of the property. The outdoor palapa contains the kitchen, dining area, bar, and ½ bath, all covered by a tiki-type thick grass roof. There are sliding glass doors on the ocean side, so it can be closed off if you wish. A sunning area by the lap pool provides even more outdoor space. There is a road between the Casa and the ocean, but because the entire property is raised you seldom know it’s there. All you see is the gorgeous blue of the ocean.

A unique feature is the outdoor shower. What fun and freedom! If you’re not inclined to enjoy the “natural,” well-hidden area, you can use the huge tub/extension shower inside the bath. Double sinks and ample plush white towels make this seem like a resort!

The owners and managers are super to work with and easy to contact. There is a “house” cell phone available for calling them or other Isla locations. The manager is there to both greet you and check you out. One super perk: they will furnish your kitchen/refrigerator with whatever food/beverage you’d like. There’s a fee for that, but how wonderful to arrive at your destination, sink into a chair (or hammock!) and enjoy the first sips of a cold beverage of your choice!

Golf carts are the normal transportation on this tiny island (rented downtown). I found it wonderfully convenient to reserve our golf cart ahead of time (advised during high season) and have the company deliver it to the Casa soon after we arrived.

The feeling of Paradise prevails wherever you are on the property. The solitude and quiet are so lovely. When you want entertainment, noise, and lots of people, you just hop into your golf cart and drive about 10 minutes to the North End.

We stayed for two weeks and did not want to leave. It’s the perfect spot for de-stressing, for romance, and for enjoying nature while still having the comforts of an indoor space. I can’t wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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