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Mayan Spirituality, Contemporary Amenities with a Beautiful View"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 BR Condo overlooking Bahia Mujeres and the Yucatan tasstefully decorated

Ideal vacation spot for honeymooners, couples seeking renewal or enjoying a special occasion, and also for those just desiring to get totally away from everything and commune with nature on this unique island, easily accessible to Cancun but a world away. With its wonderful spas, beautiful beaches, world class snorkling and diving, la Isla, as known to the locals, is a true Caribean, Mexican gem for the right couple.Our condo, is called Casa Encantada and is a charming retreat for those couples seeking privacy and simplicity. Not for those wishing to be glued to the TV. Without a golf cart or other conveyance such as a car, scooter, or bicycle (for the hardy) you will feel isolated, and depending on taxies is not recomended. However the pool is footseps off the patio, there is a good air conditioning system, and there is good securtiy at the building. There is a very nice view of the Yucatan from the unit.

On the island are many wonderful attractions including the Garrafon Park next door and the Mayan ruin with walking distance at Punta Sur, but relaxation is the most important feature of this location.

Our new, now well appointed facility provides an elegant setting in which to enjoy this unique location combining Mayan history, Mexican culture, Carribean waters, and a multicultural personality with wonderful people and exceptional experiences.

We are seeking couples who will enjoy our place and treat it with respect and care.

More Details

Property Manager
Bernie Cullen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Bernie Cullen

Retired lawyer and retired social worker, Dyanne and I were married in 1994 and have been traveling to Mexico every year since then, often more than once. We have explored many resorts in many locations throughout the country and were most impressed by this island, a unique cultural and natural experience. We were also impressed by the amenities offered by Sotavento, together with its excellant location on this wonderful and beautiful island.

Bernie Cullen purchased this condo in 2014

Why Bernie Cullen chose Isla Mujeres

This place not only has a warm Mexican climate and warm Mexican people, but it has an intimacy combined with a history that makes it a compelling place to explore, either on a superficial level, as day trippers from Cancun can attest, but deeper as naturalists, divers, snorkelers, as those who sink deeper into the beaches, relaxation and beauty of the waters surrounding our location. Our unit in Sotavento is being finished and with its amenities, style and location is a uniquely desirable development. From the roof terrace, a common space upstairs, one can observe sunrise over the Caribbean Sea as well as the sunsets over Cancun that can be enjoyed from our unit. It provides seclusion and privicy, if not TV in English.

What makes this condo unique

Lovely views, unique island, various forms of activities and relaxation. Spas, snorkeling, diving, beaches, culture, great food and drink, wonderful people and the thrill of driving a golf cart around a unique and beautiful island. Swim with whale sharks, visit uninhabited Contoy, shop relax and enjoy.


Isla Mujeres Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower next to the pool.
  • Line is provided for wet swimsuits. No wet clothing on indoor furniture.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed and light blocking curtains. clothes trees, dresser.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Rental of golf cart or other transportation is highly recommended. Visit: World class snorkeling along Garrafon Reef, a Mexican national treasure is directly below and next door to our condo, but the town is 4 miles away. End unit with private entrance. Enjoy it and please treat it with respect.


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Mayan Spirituality, Contemporary Amenities with a Beautiful View
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Great stay in quiet area

  • 4 of 5

The condo has everything you would need. It is on the quieter south side of the island but only 15 minutes by golf cart to Centro. Nice well maintained unit in a secure complex. Was pleased to see they provided things like soap, laundry detergent, bug spray, coffee filter, etc. All you need to bring is some toiletries and clothes.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Covington, LA

Beautiful place, great location.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful and the management team could not have been more helpful, we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO

Beautiful and Tranquil Condo on the South End of Isla

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this stunning condo May 1 - 8, 2016 and we cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience at Bernie's and Dyanne's place at Sotavento Isla. Bernie was so nice and easy to deal with and he was very responsive to my many questions via email. The condo itself is simply beautiful. The pictures are a very accurate depiction of what you'll see both inside and outside of the condo. It was gorgeous and incredibly roomy. Having an actual kitchen and washer/dryer made us feel like we could really live in this place during our stay. We had plenty of closet and dresser space for our clothing and other things. The king size bed was really comfortable and we slept really well. There were TVs in both the living room and bedroom with many channels (with approximately 3 English speaking channels!) and having wi-fi allowed us to stay connected with the world (when we wanted). The condo is located on the ground floor of Sotavento Isla and the infinity pool is directly outside which was fantastic. We spent almost every afternoon in that awesome pool which has a view of Cancun and the Caribbean. This was so peaceful and really made us relax and unwind during our vacation.

What was really nice is that Sotavento Isla itself is a small condo complex and since it was the beginning of low season, it was only partially occupied. There was always a security person there and Miguel and Benito were very nice and helpful. The complex is located right on top of Garrafon de Castilla, which provides some really inexpensive snorkeling for about $4 US. The Joint is only about 100 feet away, so you have a great little place to eat and get some fabulous Mojitos within walking distance.

We would highly recommend Bernie's and Dyanne's condo for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. If you want a beautiful place to stay that is on the far southern part of Isla, this is it! We prefer the south side of the island and prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of El Centro. We loved only being a short drive from Punta Sur as well. We would definitely book this fabulous condo again the next time we visit Isla. Thank you, Bernie and Dyanne, for allowing us to stay in your condo - it's a real gem! :-)

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Spectacular View!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful condo from Nov 28 to Dec 11 this year. I will start by saying the owners of this unit were extremely accommodating and flexible. Due to an unexpected health issue our stay had to be delayed and to our surprise a change in scheduling was not a concern. The condo is as new. Well laid out and with stellar views, sunsets are beautiful. Its location on the island is perfect for those wishing to be away from the town core. It is advisable to rent a golf cart if multiple daily trips are desired. We found, most days, we would pack for the day when we headed in and took a cab as the cost of a taxi ride was quite affordable. Nights were a little more difficult to hail a cab though. Having visited the island on numerous occasions, we knew it to be safe and felt so even on this end. We would highly recommend this rental to couples looking to "get away from it all".

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Puerto Juerez
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Joint, La Joya Hotel
Car: not necessary

A short ferry ride to Cancun, la Isla attracts thousands of visitors who come to dive, snorkel, fish, sunbaithe, and enjoy its blend of Mexican and Carribian cultures. There is "Dauphin Discovery" tours of Isla Contoy, swimming with whale sharks tours, and the condo is next door to Garrafon Park, a world class snorkelfacility with zip lines, diving bells etc. There is also Garrafon Castile, right below the condo where inexpensive, but excellent snorkeling is available. Check out the turtle preserve and Punta Sur. Rental of a golf cart is highly recommended to fully enjoy this property. and costs about $50 or per day.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Smoking on porch requested if necessary. We recommend to rent a golf cart for your stay, visit for prices and availability. You can also arrange your airport transfers, snorkeling, scuba, fishing, etc. With them!
This is a secluded property for couples to get away from it, not for those seeking a night life. It is back to nature at its finest and the weather holds no guarantees. Please treat our unit as you would your own.
Thank you and enjoy your stay at Casa Encantada in Sotavento, Isla Mujeres!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund