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Casa Marlin , 2 bedroom w/private Pool, Caribbean view from Rooftop

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom Casa with Private pool and wonderful Rooftop view of Caribbean

We have a New House Manager that pays very close attention to detail and is right there for all of your needs!

We are priced at a price point that will allow the average Family to get away and enjoy themselves on a beautiful native island of Mexico. Our prices, if lower than normal, indicate nothing else but that.

Our Casa is located in a local neighborhood, median income area.

It is a beautiful 2 bedroom house, 1 block from the noncommercialized beach for laying out, a quiet neighborhood.

This is the link to the google map to see location:,-86.726086,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8f4c256c7f88a35f:0x2f6dca8c8ee71c11!8m2!3d21.2231617!4d-86.7238973


* BBQ grill on back porch by pool

*ROOFTOP OCEAN VIEW with amazing ocean breeze (HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT)

*FREE Wireless Internet

*FREE (ROKU, FREE NETFLIX and whatever free channels you like on Roku.) for rainy days, which are rare on this island.

*FULL kitchen with coffee maker, stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, pots, glasses, pans, (see photo)

*Convenience store 1.5 blocks away for drinks and also chips , soda and other little things.

*2 SAFE Restaurants within 2 blocks of house (meaning we have never gotten sick eating there)

* 1 SAFE Restaurant 5 blocks with good tender Steak (Thin cut because that's the best here)

* Many Restaurants Downtown that are SAFE just email me and I can send you the list.

* Socially and physically SAFE island that houses the MEXICAN NAVY and MEXICAN MARINES. They are awesome. They Drive the island 24/7 watching for problems.

* We see little children playing on our street and around the island after 8-9 at night. This is normal here, NOT IN AMERICA!!!

*Taxis from Casa to Centro (downtown), Casa to Playa Norte (North Beach)Approx 32 pesos (Tips are appreciated 5 pesos is plenty)

* All of our neighbors are very nice and helpful if you need help finding anything. (Must be good at Pictionary)

* we are a phone call or email or text message away if you need help also.

* REMEMBER THIS IS AN ISLAND. IT USED TO BE A JUNGLE, THERE ARE SMALL LIZARDS 1-3 inches long that you will see in the house on the walls periodically, no not hundreds but one or two. They are actually very cute. There is also SMALL ANTS 1/16 of an inch in size that you will see periodically in the kitchen area on the counter. They basically clean up little microscopic morsels of food that we humans miss or don't see. Please wipe down the counters with soapy water after you are finished preparing any food, this will minimize their activity.

Sorry but it is like this all over the island, unless you stay at the hotels where they spray weekly for the ants.

If these things scare you or make you weary just call us and we can calm your fears.


** Now for the upside we are normal Americans that work hard and will help with whatever possible when you are here. We want you to enjoy the island. We will give you locals Names and where to find them if you need help just in case we don't text or email you back within your time restraints.

More Details

John and Sonya Cauthon
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About John and Sonya Cauthon

Fell in love with the island in 2011, We went back in 2013 and found a house we wanted.. The natives culture and their great attitudes toward life and living on little has captivated us.

John and Sonya Cauthon purchased this house in 2013

Why John and Sonya Cauthon chose La Gloria

Our friends Raquel and Eduardo who own, The Shell House on Isla helped us choose this little Jewel of a Casa. It needed allot of tender loving care in the beginning but has matured nicely with the help of the skilled concrete workers. The Casa went from no windows in the back and no back door, with just rubble as a kitchen floor to a beautiful place to stay and relax.

This is not a million dollar home but it is a nice quiet place to stay.

What makes this house unique

It is away from the downtown area, so if you want to be left alone and not see allot of people you can just sit on the rooftop and listen and watch the Carribean waves roll in. But if you prefer to go downtown, it is only 35-40 MXN pesos ($2.50 USD) each way for a taxi. You can stay at home and cook, or you can walk two blocks and eat Authentic mexican food for a fair price, about $8-10 per person. A convenience store 1.5 blocks away for eggs to cook for breakfast or a little snack throughout the day. For Drinks and snacks just walk 1.5 blocks to the north, and there you go, beer for about $1.25USD each, buy one or buy 6 (you just take how ever many you want out of the 6 pack..😃). If you walk two blocks to the west you can see Cancun on one side of the Island and the Carribean on the other.

Golf carts are about $55USD per day. (You have to leave your Drivers license as security deposit). But they are sure worth it to ride around the island. We have never had a problem with getting our license back or them stealing the info on it. REMEMBER they know that tourism is their livelihood so they are all very nice to tourist. They respect us and of course we respect THEIR ISLAND. Rene and Rene restaurant downtown is a little place that can easily be missed, DONT MISS IT. Rene (the Awesome host) and Rene (the Amazing Cook, his wife) are so nice. (He will even teach you a little Spanish if you ask).


La Gloria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, toilet, Sink with countertop.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Roberto - 1 double , Full size Hutch for Clothes, Ceiling fan, Air Conditioner
    Marlins Room - 1 double , Makeup area, 32' TV , wardrobe , air condition, Ceiling Fan
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Casa Marlin , 2 bedroom w/private Pool, Caribbean view from Rooftop
average rating of 4.542857 based on 35 reviews

Comfortable and nice house in Isla Mujeres

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Sonya & John for the use of your home. We enjoyed our time on Isla and were happy with the accommodations. Lorenzo was more than hospitable and was there to greet us upon our arrival. When we left, he was kind enough to arrange a taxi to pick us up and take us to the ferry.

Thanks again and we hope to contact you again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rose, Thank you for the honest review. I do hope you made it home safely. If there is any changes that you would like to see to Casa Marlin, please let us know. God bless you and your family.
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Cute home!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Marlin was a fantastic getaway. The house was very comfortable and the pool was refreshing! Tons of great restaurants near by and very friendly neighbors.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Amanda! We hope to see you again.
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Dallas TX

Loved it! And LORENZO!!

  • 5 of 5

There is too much to say!! First off, this isn’t a resort, it’s a house. There are bugs (not many but bug spray provided!). Everything is provided (cups, plates, towels, etc). Pool was refreshing, we used it every night. Restaurants were within 2-3 blocks-several! We loved every one we went to. Especially Bastos! We had some taxi drivers confused where we needed to go but say “Colonia Gloria, circa Chilitos”. It’s two blocks south of that. But the main differentiator was...

LORENZO!!! He was ALWAYS there to greet us. Provided very sound advice. Told us where to be and when AND was there when we got there. He checked up on us throughout our stay. Owners are very lucky to have him!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need!!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything one needs for a great relaxing vacation! I would recommend this house to everyone!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, We are so glad that you enjoyed the Island and Casa Marlin. We hope to see you back on the island again soon. God Bless you and your family. John and SOnya
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Great location and amenities for a family of four

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days here and were very comfortable both in the house and in the neighbourhood. We have two teenagers, so one slept on the couch and the other in the bedroom, which worked out fine. We alternated between cooking at the house and eating out; we stocked up at the Chedraui on our first day and found all the food and supplies we needed. We took taxis to get around (golf carts cost about $50US/day, whereas we spent a maximum of about 120 pesos in a day -- neither golf carts nor taxis have seat belts, so I don't think one is any safer than the other; also, with a golf cart you have to find a place to park!). Lorenzo, the caretaker, was extremely responsive. He met us at the house and made sure we had what we needed. He offered us a snorkel tour with his company, which we took; I think it's as good as any, and his guides were safe and knowledgeable. For our family, the big perks were the pool, as our kids are not used to the heat, and the Netflix! We had a great stay, and couldn't have asked for thing to go better.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leduc, Ab, Canada

Nice little place

  • 4 of 5

we love going to the island. this place was good for us. 2 couples stayed for a few nights. we didn't use the back or the pool at all, so i can't comment on that (other than it was fairly small) but we spent most of our time touring around the island anyway. but the house was clean and great for us. Lorenzo was awesome! he was very helpful getting us set up. I have nothing but good things to say about Lorenzo!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Playa Norte
Car: not necessary

**Maria's KanKin** is a little hidden Jewel, if you want a private Beach, this is the place. 150 pesos (8 USD) in purchases at the restaurant will give you Beach Access all day.

**Mango Cafe is awesome and about 3/4 of a mile from our house.

Polo the owner, nicest guy you will meet.

They have great food and all the waiters speak english and spanish


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

*accept payments Via PayPal
*Door Lock is push number combination lock. Your code will be emailed or text messaged (your choice) to you 1 day before your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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