1 bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, ground floor
- english, spanish
About Katy Hochmayr
Isla Retreats is owned and operated by father and daughter team, Dave and Katy Hochmayr. We began coming to Isla Mujeres in 1989 and it soon became our second home. We love the unique family and cultural ambiance on the island that creates a very comfortable and relaxing place to live and vacation. We purchased the property where Isla Retreats is located as an empty lot in 2006 and began building in February of 2016. We are very excited to have finally finished the project in May of 2017. The design and vision of Isla Retreats came from Dave - he creatively thought of the most unique details that make this property so exceptional.
Katy Hochmayr purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Katy Hochmayr chose Salinas
Our main goal for Isla Retreats is to provide an adults only, tranquil and unique Caribbean-Mexican experience. Guests can get away from the hustle-bustle of downtown and everyday life to relax and savor the lovely island. We designed the common area to create a peaceful ambience featuring a salt-water pool with waterfalls, beach chairs and umbrellas, tropical gardens and an exquisite palapa. We wanted to keep as much green-space as possible, so we designed the property with many tropical plants and coconut trees. There are many extraordinary hand-carved marble and onyx sculptures throughout the property as well. We enjoy working with our guests directly so that they can have the best vacation possible, as we know how special and memorable vacations are. We look forward to sharing Isla Retreats with many guests in the years to come. With over 15 years experience of living and working on the island, and being fluent in both Spanish and English, Katy will be able to answer all of your questions relating to your vacation at Isla Retreats throughout the reservation process.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Check with owner first please
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Well maintained and landscaped resort
Great tiny resort, a short cab ride from the downtown area, but still within walking distance to several bars, restaurants and grocery stores. Rooms are very clean and well maintained. Check in was effortless and the information package provided prior to our arrival was very useful. Staff is very attentive and helpful. Isla Mujeres is a great spot for a laid back winter getaway. I would not recommend using Best Days for the transfer from the airport. Very unorganized and late on both the arrival and return trip.
Simply an Oasis in Isla Mujeres!
Lush, green, immaculate property and villas. The pool with waterfall was a double treat! Close to everything~the sea, beaches, a variety of restaurants and markets. Quiet residential area away from the noise of Playa Norte.
The owner was extremely helpful with recommendations for everything from tours, restaurants and golf cart rentals to superb salon services, and artful shopping . We felt as though we had our own personal valet. We enjoyed a stress free vacation and made some awesome new friends ~ Our stay couldn't have been better! Thank you Katy & Dave & Vianka ~
Wonderful Place excellent service and location
Please see my review of villa #3
We stayed in #3 & #4
Probably one of my favorite Hotels on the Island. Secluded, Personal Service. I felt like a true guest and so welcome. The welcome bottle of wine was a very nice touch. Will return soon!! Katy is an amazing host!!
Beautiful retreat on Isla Mujeres!
Isla Retreats is a gem on Isla Mujeres. The design and layout of the villas, saltwater pool and lush tropical environment is of superior quality. We enjoyed the attention to detail in every part of our experience at Isla Retreats. Our unit and the grounds were very clean. The bed was comfortable. Bath towels, pool towels and beach towels are all provided. Isla Retreats is centrally located on the Island. I highly recommend renting a golf cart. It's a fun way to explore, as well as get around the island. After a day of exploring the island or visiting the beach it was so relaxing to come back to the quiet of Isla Retreats and swim in the saltwater pool.
Katy Hochmayr was pleasure to work with! She gave us very helpful and detailed information prior to our arrival and was available during our visit. Katy was very responsive and was a wonderful host! I can highly recommend visiting Isla Retreats and working with Katy.
The property was beautiful and looked exactly like the pictures. It was impeccably kept... neat and tidy in every way. Not a single bad thing to be said about it. We stayed closer to the downtown area for the first 3 days of our week long stay on Isle Mujere and very much enjoyed the quieter 4 nights staying at Isla Retreats. Easy to rent a golf cart or take a taxi to go back and forth to the downtown area. Would definitely stay again!!!
A Personal Touch above the Rest
My husband and I have been to Isla well over a dozen times in the past 10 years. Private, very comfortable, secluded and more than anything...the personal touch spoke volumes. The property is new and amazingly thought out. Although not ocean front and not in North Beach, there is a nicety of staying away from the crowds and hustle and bustle of North Beach, and returning to your home away from home for some serenity. Villas are designed around the landscape. Beautiful palms trees, landscaping and scenery. Ours was a smaller villa - not much larger than an upscale room in the U.S. but offering so much more. It is the first time in years I can recall having hot water for all those showering, incredible water pressure and the bed and pillows being as comfortable as home. The villa had a microwave (for those interested) and a frig (the first time I have seen one on Isla that had a cold water dispenser built in). I enjoyed the ability to sit outside our room during a rain storm, enjoying a nice breeze but not being rained on or blown away as one would be at an ocean side property.
There is a pool, outside shower and outside restroom for those using the pool. Off to the side of the pool is a palapa with a bar, frig (to store your beverages for pool or outside activities), tables, chairs and a BBQ grill available for all to use. One of the nice things is this is not a large property, accommodating many.
The "seal the deal" factor was and is Katy's personal touch. My husband and I have travelled the world and it is the personal touch that truly matters. A personal note was left by Katy in our room with a welcome bottle of wine. Katy is a hands on owner who makes herself available daily to ensure you have and want everything you need. She is friendly and truly cares. Her father it so much the same. They have raised the bar for property owners. New repeat customers earned. Thank you Katy and Dave!