Isla Mujeres House Tour...2022

We rented this house on Airbnb.  It's a newly built home and absolutely beautiful but even with it being new, there are still some flaws and by flaws I mean it still needs finished.  It has 2 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 balcony off the 2 bedrooms upstairs, very open floor plan, an small splash pool on your patio and a very large Olympic sized pool off the patio.  The pool also had a built in area to the side that had chairs and a table. There are hammocks, a bbq area and absolutely gorgeous grounds. 

 

It's located on the south end of the island, which means it is the "quiet" area away from the downtown and busy area.

 

This place had a total of 5 buildings, and only 3 (I believe) are finished. There's also some type of building behind it (which is where the people that keep up the grounds daily, check people in and so on are located. They were working on part of that building as well. This is located behind a locked gate for security and you must have a key to enter. 

The host, Adriana, is absolutely AMAZING! Very quick to answer any questions, very friendly, and she was even helpful in giving us a taxi drivers name and number and arranging a ride for us. The owner, Hauz, also replied at times and I "think" he might have come to the property several times and stayed during our stay there but I'm unsure if it was him or not. If it was, he was extremely nice. 

So here we go...¡Bienvenido a mi casa!

The outside of the home...Now the entrance to the home is around back, there wasn't much to see there. The one issue I had with this entrance was, at night there were NO lights anywhere. This property had large lights around the pool, in the hammock areas, plenty of walkway lights around the pool and sidewalks, but the entrance area around back, there was nothing.  The bad part is, if you are coming home late, you have to try to figure out where the dark ceramic steps are so you don't fall. 

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The back area walkway to all of the other homes on the property and the building the workers on site lived at. I imagine when they get this all finished, it will look pretty. 

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The front of the home and where we hung out most of the time. Lot's of windows and beautiful views from either the 1st floor or the 2nd floor. 

The first floor with living room as you walk in the door, dining room and kitchen. 

In the dining room there was something that looked like a bar. Behind it you would find an ironing board and iron, the wifi on the counter, an umbrella and what looked like stairs you would walk down into a basement but it ended. It was kinda strange to me and I'm not sure why they even bothered with making steps down. Now there is another home just like this and in this area the small pool on the patio actually went INTO the home. It looked really neat and I considered that place, however I kept wondering how is this secure? The wall of glass was there and you could open and close it, but if anyone wanted to break in, they could get in the water and duck under the glass and come right into the home. I'll include a picture of what I'm talking about. 

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Here is the other house with the pool going inside. It's not a big area and I believe that some pictures make it look bigger than what it really is.  Would it have been cool? Yea maybe. But, I decided against it in the end. 

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Our pool

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There is also a full bathroom on the first floor as well. I had almost wished that I would have just used that bathroom for showers instead of the one in our bedroom. It was much bigger and I did use it a few times to rinse off. 

Ok, let's head upstairs and I'll show ya around...follow me. Be careful, the steps are open, winding and there's no handrail. Do what I do and hold onto the windowsills, the floor above and any little crevice you can find. ;)

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Once you arrive at the top of the stairs, there's an open area with a couch there and a door to go out on the balcony for upstairs. Now the listing claims you could use this area as additional sleeping on the couch and it took us a few days to even notice there was a tv on the opposite wall (which would have been over the steps). I'm just going to say I can't believe anyone would be able to sleep in this room because it was one of the hottest areas in the house. 

Heading out onto the balcony/deck area there were some beautiful sunrises to be seen and you could view the grounds from this area. Now one of the main reasons I picked this particular unit over the one with the "inside" pool was because of the palm trees surrounding it. There were huge palms that reached up to this area and I new that it would give us some shade when sitting outside and after staying here...I made a very wise decision. The other unit was completely open to the sun. I can't even imagine how hot that house was. You could see the 2 houses to the left of us. The one directly next to us is still being built and is wide open. They were not working on it while we were there and working on a different building. 

Sakari's bedroom consisted of 2 twin beds and her own bathroom. She had a built in closet/storage space but the weird thing about it was that you had to step up to get in it and she didn't like that too well so ended up sorting her clothes out into folded piles and just putting them on the closet floor. She had a sliding glass door to her room.

This was the master bedroom that we stayed in. It was much larger and had a bathroom the same as Sakari's. 

Now let me show you the beautiful grounds to this property and the super large pool area. It was just a very beautiful area to hang out at and they kept it so clean daily.