|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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Casa Gemelos (heh mellous), means twin house. This property incorporates two private residences. Each side has 3 bedrooms with attached en suite bathrooms. In addition, each home has its own den, kitchen, dining room, laundry room, and half bath. All rooms are fully air conditioned. There are also 2 outdoor kitchens, each with a BBQ pit, and 2 outdoor showers, for your convenience.
This property can be rented as a 3 bedroom home, or as a 6 bedroom home ( VRBO # 610178). The pricing on this site is for 3 bedrooms.
The homes are detailed with the finest quality materials. The floors and showers throughout the property are conchuela, a stone made from conch shells that is always cool to the feet. The kitchen counter tops are a beautiful granite. Several furniture pieces are hand crafted by a local artist on Isla. Every bedroom has an all cotton plush king mattress, high thread count cotton sheets, and cotton coverlets. We also have twin beds available for additional guests at Casa Gemelos. Each bedroom has a safe for guests to store their passports, etc.
Casa Gemelos has the largest private pool on the island, with a 46 foot infinity edge facing the Caribbean Sea. The home also has a massive 60' covered terrace on the main level and the upstairs master suites have a palapa covered wrap around balcony. There is a hanging bed on this upper level balcony that is perfect for enjoying the ocean breezes and sounds of the crashing waves.
This property is ideal for couples traveling together, for family reunions, as a wedding venue, or for corporate retreats.
Our professional staff will provide daily maid and pool service. Judith and Roberto are very helpful, and want you to enjoy your vacation.
Get ready to watch for dolphins while enjoying the vast outdoor space. Delight in the stunning sunrise, and enjoy the cool trade wind breezes that make this Caribbean side of the island so popular.
Casa Gemelos was built by two couples who are best friends.
We live in Austin, Texas and have dinner at least three nights a week. Our goal is to retire on Isla Mujeres in about 8 years.
Maureen McFadden purchased this house in 2014
We love Isla Mujeres. We have traveled up and down the Mexican Riviera looking for a place to build. Isla Mujeres became our spot!
The plan for the house was started with soap boxes stacked on top of each other. The final product exceeded our expectations. Listening to the sound of the waves on the patio or from the swinging beds on the balcony, is absolute heaven.
Fantastic twin houses, each with 3 bedroom suites and kitchen/living area . . . 6 bedrooms total . . . connected by a palapa breezeway leading to a spectacular negative edge pool looking over the Caribbean.
We were with a group of 6 couples - we sat in the pool, hiked along the coast and to the Mayan ruins at Punta Sur, rode golf carts to many great restaurants & bars, did shopping site-seeing, snorkeling and listened to live music. Some friends did scuba diving or fishing excursions. The caretakers and all of the locals are so friendly.
We highly recommend it for families or groups of couples looking for a fun and uncrowded get-away!
Casa Gemelos was absolutely fantastic!! Our family loved having their own spaces to retreat to when needed and the pool was a great place for everyone to hang out and just enjoy the beautiful ocean. If you are looking for a fantastic place with beautiful views you will not be disappointed!!!
We just arrived home today after 14 days at Casa Gemelos!!!!! Oh my goodness what a wonderful Casa!!!! This is our second time to stay there and it was once again heavenly!!! Paradise for sure!!!! We have stayed at many homes on Isla, and none compare to Casa Gemelos!! Roberto and Judith, the caretakers, are wonderful and were very attentive to our needs. Maureen, the owner, was REALLY wonderful to work with!! For a few days the pool was so warm I could have floated in it all day long...and did!!!!! The owners provide everything needed for a tremendous time. The furnishings are lovely and the bathrooms are spa-like!! We ordered pizza from Italy Pizza!!! Oh my gosh!!! The cream cheese crust was over the top awesome...it is not too rich...it is PERFECT!!! A fun place that we found on this trip...a hidden jewel I would say, is Capitan Dulces. It is a restaurant/beach on the bay side almost across the island from Casa Gemelos. There are a few cross island roads so you can save a little time getting there. Capitan Dulces is eccentric and beautiful and has the BEST FISH CEVICHE we have ever had!!!!! They allow you to hang out on their lovely beach and order drinks and food. It is a must see...the art installation near the restrooms is quite amazing! Well, that is about it! Casa Gemelos will spoil you for sure and you will not want to stay any other place on Isla!!! Oh! One more thing the views of the south end of the island from Casa are stupendous!!!
We stayed on the North side of Casa Gemelos and had an absolutely wonderful experience! First off, location: the home itself is situated on the quiet end of the island, which was extremely peaceful and relaxing, but we were still within a 10-15 minute golf cart ride to downtown and North Beach, which was always a fun ride. There were many other restaurants close by, and many that were willing to deliver, so accessibility was never a problem. I would definitely recommend renting a golf cart for your stay, but the taxi service is also good if you'd rather not drive and they typically pick you up fairly quickly.
Second - accommodations: the infinity pool is unbelievable. The pictures are exactly as advertised and we used the pool EVERY day. The four year old we had with our group absolutely loved it, and since the ocean is a little dangerous to swim in on this side of the island (due to strong currents), we had the best of both worlds: a safe place to swim with an absolutely stunning view of the ocean. The main social room - a combination of living/dining/kitchen was beautiful. We cooked in the kitchen -- which was stocked with plenty of great equipment -- and it was very well laid out for large group cooking and meals. Also - you don't need to buy bottled water! We were pleasantly surprised when we showed up to learn that there is a large jug of filtered water (as well as several refills) available for our consumption. The rooms were all beautiful and equipped with A/C, with the gem being the master bedroom, which has a stunning view of the ocean, access to an upper, shaded deck with outdoor bed/hammock, and a jacuzzi.
Third - hospitality: Roberto and Judy (the daily caretakers) are wonderful people. They were always exceptionally courteous and accommodating, and even checked to ensure the baby travelling with us wasn't asleep before using any cleaning or gardening equipment that was loud. We were also lucky to share the property with the owners - Maureen and Colleen -- who stayed on the South side for half of our stay. They care a great deal about the property, were very gracious hosts (telling us about the best spots to eat at / visit, helping us with any concerns, even giving us a golf cart ride back to the ferry), and were just fun to be around!
We would definitely do a repeat trip here! This is a great place not only for families, but also a fun, swanky place to stay with a group of couples. Wonderful all-around!
Prior to our trip I knew we would love Casa Gemelos but it far exceeded our expectations. Maureen was extremely helpful with my NUMEROUS questions before arriving and the house had everything you could ever want or need. I have stayed in many condo’s in the U.S. where you must bring many of your own items (toilet paper, garbage bags, shampoo/conditioner, etc) but Casa Gemelos had EVERYTHING and more! We loved being away from the action and we never felt unsafe.
Unfortunately it rained our entire trip so we didn’t get to enjoy the pool as much as we had hoped but we made the best of it (you can’t control the weather!). There were 3 couples in our group and this home provided so much privacy as all of the bedrooms were separate but had the shared common space. The couple who maintains the home, Judith and Roberto were wonderful! They are the kindest couple and do such a great job keeping the home and grounds in beautiful condition. We were never hot--a/c worked great! Very comfortable beds too! Watching dolphins from the patio was so cool!
Don’t be afraid to go out and explore! I truly LOVE this island, I left there feeling like I had been on vacation! I never wore makeup, fixed my hair and wore casual clothes all week and that is generally NOT how I vacation…. I don’t want to do it any other way!! We can’t wait to go back again!
Due to the weather, all we did was eat and drink! Here were some of our favorite places we went. We NEVER had a bad meal!
Mango Café, San Martin, Caribbean Brisa , Roosters (delicious muffins and coffee drinks), Barlito’s (TONS of food!), Ruben’s
Bahama Mama, Oscars, Bally Hoo, Basto’s, Soggy Peso (we spent LOTS of time here!! Fantastic food, margaritas and the staff/owners made us feel like family!)
Casa Gemelos was a great location for our late summer get away. Located on the south end of Isla Mujares, the property is situated ocean side on the quiet end of the island. The house (actually 2 houses connected by a breezeway) is just turning 1 year old in September. It is well made, mostly of concrete, so it's easy to keep cool. Room specific, ductless A/C units make it easy to control the temperature throughout the interior. The beds and the bedding are state of the art and very comfortable. Between the house and the ocean lies a vanishing edge swimming pool dedicated to the Casa Gemelos clients. Large Iguanas often patrol the pool deck and rarely turn down any fruit offered to them (bananas, apples and watermelon were popular). Pelicans and other sea birds frequent the skies.
Our family enjoyed swimming with the dolphins at the Dolphin Adventure as well as a trip to the sea turtle hatchery to see how sea turtles are brought in to the world and raised until they are big enough to fend for themselves in the ocean. Food was great. Eating in is always an option with the large kitchen area and the island grocery store to stock up on your supplies. We also enjoyed a morning of snorkeling and got a first hand look and the underwater scenery at the reef. The beach was hot mid-day (it was August) so we often would take a break in the middle of the day that the Mexicans call siesta (I call it nap time) and return to the North Beach late afternoon (4-5pm) and enjoy a cooler, less populated beach along with our pre-dinner cocktails. Fine dining in the beach area was abundant.
From a procedural standpoint, recommend getting plenty of pesos on the front end of your trip so you don't have to pay any surcharges associated with using American money or depend on the natives to give you correct change. You also need a golf cart to get from the house to the rest of the island. They usually rent for $50/day American and are really fun to drive...stay to the right as much as possible to leave plenty of passing room for cabs and motorcycles. Getting to the island is also easy. Services are available to take you from the airport to the ferry and back again.
We really enjoyed our trip and would wholeheartedly recommend to our friends and family.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|