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We (the owners) are from Colorado, U.S.A., and we rent our island home 'Casa Lirio' when we are not on the island. We have done our best to make sure our home is as inviting and comfortable as possible, as we want all of our guests to have a wonderful, relaxed time during their stay. There is colorful artwork and handmade furniture throughout this home, many touches you will not find staying in a hotel or other rental property!
We are located on the south end of the island on a semi private road in a quiet, safe neighborhood, with views of the ocean on the Caribbean side and views of Cancun on the bay side from the roof-top terrace. There are only 5 other row houses on our little dead end road, and since the south end of the island is very narrow, although not beachfront, you are close t...We (the owners) are from Colorado, U.S.A., and we rent our island home 'Casa Lirio' when we are not on the island. We have done our best to make sure our home is as inviting and comfortable as possible, as we want all of our guests to have a wonderful, relaxed time during their stay. There is colorful artwork and handmade furniture throughout this home, many touches you will not find staying in a hotel or other rental property!
We are located on the south end of the island on a semi private road in a quiet, safe neighborhood, with views of the ocean on the Caribbean side and views of Cancun on the bay side from the roof-top terrace. There are only 5 other row houses on our little dead end road, and since the south end of the island is very narrow, although not beachfront, you are close to the water on both sides!!!
Our home is 10 years old, and newly remodeled and decorated in August 2018. It is a 2 br 2 ba home, sleeps 6 (2 queen beds and 1 regular twin and 1 loft twin), with a full kitchen, fenced back yard with mature banana trees and native flowers, living room with flat screen tv, local cable, DVD/Blue Ray, and reliable wireless internet.
From the Caribbean side bedroom or the roof-top terrace at night, you can enjoy the relaxing sounds of the ocean waves breaking on the cliffs, instead of the sounds of golf carts/mopeds/loud music that you will find renting a property in one of the colonias or downtown area...
There is a horse coral with horses a one minute walk out the front door.
There are a couple of restaurants/bars, a secluded, little cove/beach (for those afternoon dips in the cool ocean waters) and a walking path along the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean within 5 minutes walking from the property..
You will also find a Mayan Ruin, Garrafon Parque (snorkeling), gift shops, and ice cream shop and a coffee shop, as well as the island's new water park and slides (Parque De Los Suenos) within an easy 10 minute (or less) walk from our home. If you purchase food or drinks at Casa De Los Suenos, you can use their pools and slide, or use their kayaks, paddle boards and snorkel equipment for FREE!
Downtown and North Beach are a short 15 minute taxi ride (at the cost of approximately $6usd one way), and there are many local restaurants within a 5 minute taxi ride or less. We can give you our local taxi driver (Thomas') number and he will pick you up at the front door and return you home at a time good for you.
There are several grocery stores and markets on the island, but the largest one (Chedraui) is only a 5 minute taxi ride from our home (smaller local markets even closer).
If you are coming here to snorkel, scuba, swim with the whale sharks or are interested in fishing... we can refer you to the best business as well.** If you are coming to swim with the whale sharks or are interested in viewing the sea turtles nest on the beaches... you need to come to the island during the months of June, July and/or August. But fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving is great year-round.
There are no car rentals on the island (you need to do that in Cancun if you want to have a car during your trip), or you can easily rent golf carts, mopeds, four wheelers or bicycles here on the island. If you decide you do not want to rent any transportation of your own, calling or waving down a taxi is easy and inexpensive anywhere on the island (and SAFE).
** If your family or group is looking for a place that sleeps more than we can accommodate, our friends own the 2 bedroom home right next to us which is also available for short-term and long-term rentals... so if interested, you may be able to rent both!
**PLEASE keep in mind that this home is located in a nice, quiet family neighborhood... so if you are looking for a place to get your party on... it is not going to be here - sorry.
BUT, if you are looking for that nice, safe, tucked-away caribbean getaway in a private home to call your own, come stay at Casa Lirio!
RE PETS: Not all private properties on the island allow pets... but we do! To bring your pet, you must have prior written approval from us, and pay a $100usd non-refundable extra pet cleaning fee in advance, and you must pick up after your pet and keep them off our livingroom furniture PLEASE!!
If you plan to stay awhile, there are several laundry facilities within a 5 minute drive from our home, and they are all reliable and inexpensive. Drop your clothes off in the morning and they will be ready for pick-up the next day.
Want housekeeping during your stay? We can arrange that for you for an additional fee.
Well, that is about it! Thank you for considering Casa Lirio... 'Donde nuestra casa es su casa!'
Barbara, Rebecca & Lili
All pets must be pre-approved at the time of booking. We have a non-refundable pet fee of $100. Failure to have owner permission prior to bringing any pet into our home will constitute forfeiture of the entire security deposit (in addition to the pet fee), and you may be asked to leave our property at your expense (no refunds). We are VERY pet friendly - so just ask! And if you decide to adopt a dog/cat from the island during your stay, contact us before bringing the animal into our home.
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
Meet the host
Hosting since September 2015
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 88%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: Although we live in Colorado, we are reachable by email or cell phone day/or night during your stay in our home on the island, as well as before hand. Got a question about our home, the island or anything in the surrounding Yucatan??? Just ask! We are happy to help! Seriously, keeping in mind any time-differences, please feel free to call either of us if we can be of assistance, or email anytime.
Should something come up with our home or you need special assistance with something on the island, our property manager Marcelino is a phone call away, and can take care of anything that needs immediate attention.
We felt like we were more residents than tourists during our stay. Easy walk to the ocean where we spent time in our "secret cove". We rented a golf cart for the week, and it was an easy hop to many restaurants and activities. Loved on the sweeties at Isla Animals dog shelter, fed fish at the top of the island, and hung out at a couple of the beach clubs. My youngest enjoyed all of the neighborhood animals - dogs, chickens, horses and even a pig named Pepa.
The internet didn't work during our stay, but Becky and her caretaker Marcelino tried everything they could to get it going. You have to realize that on an island in paradise, things don't always happen as quickly as they might at home.
Thanks for a wonderful week!
Visited April 2019
Written 27 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
This is a lovingly cared for and decorated home on the quiet, (south), side of the island. Our trip started with a 6 night stay at Casa Lirio and it was the perfect restful destination for myself, my husband, my mom and our 16 year old son. The beds are all comfortable and the house is provided with everything you could need for your stay including towels, air conditioning, drinking water, fully stocked kitchen, information on the island and easy communication with the owners/caretaker. We especially enjoyed the rooftop deck overlooking the Caribbean on one side and view towards Cancun on the other, enjoying most of our meals up there at the table and chairs provided. The closest beach/swimming area is maybe a 5 minute walk away and is a tiny but secluded area that rarely had more than one of two other people there. We walked to the largest grocery store on the island, (Chedaria), following the cliff walk on the Caribbean side which took us about 45 minutes and took a taxi home with our groceries after, but if you are not interested in longer walks, taxis are easy to flag down almost anywhere. The walk to the lighthouse and the southern most tip of the island was maybe 15 minutes away, we did it with my 71 year old Mom and had a lovely time. North beach is a 20 min. taxi ride away, but after spending one day down that end we decided we had seen enough and only went one more time during our whole trip. It is crazy busy on the north side of the island with day trippers coming over from Cancun, (to be fair, we were there during spring break). There are a lot of neat little shops and great restaurants on the north side but it is quite busy and the sales people in the shops can be quite aggressive, (not to mention expensive). We did have some great meals near North Beach and it is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen.
Thanks Rebecca to you and your family for sharing your home with us.
Visited March 2019
Written 17 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
This is a long overdue review of our fabulous stay at Casa Lirio on Isla Mujeres. My husband and I rented this place for a getaway. It was on a quiet street as promised within walking distance of the entire Island if you're ambitious. We hailed a couple of cabs along the way but walked and walked, exploring every day. Restaurants in Centro were the best. Our one trip to the busy tourist side of things was not for us but it's an option if you're looking for crowds, bar swings and massages on the beach. We preferred a daily stroll to the little beach tucked down a trail with nobody to share it with but the occasional local family. Sunrise at Punta Sur was divine and sunsets from the roof of this rental were amazing. Beautiful home, beautiful place.
Visited April 2018
Written 29 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Casa Lirio was perfect for us and our boys. We have stayed on the north end of the island but really enjoyed the south end more. Short walk to the cove the cliffs and a quick golf cart trip to anywhere else. Quiet at night and coffee on the rooftop could not be better! Everything you need for a perfect family vacation and still feels like home!
Visited March 2019
Written 22 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you very much for your kind review if Casa Lirio! We are happy to hear our home/location on the island worked well for your family! You were fantastic guests and we welcome you back with open arms anytime!
Written 27 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Casa Lirio was perfect for our family of four’s six day stay. It is so nice to have a house to spread out in, cook in (though we only used the kitchen for breakfasts), and relax in. We were not sorry that we were not closer to “downtown”—everyday we got to explore the whole beautiful island, and retreat to our quiet little spot in the south.
Visited February 2019
Written 24 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Casa Lirio is a wonderful home away from home on a quiet street away from the hustle and bustle of “real” life. An awesome roof top patio with a partial ocean view where you can hear the ocean waves. A simple, couple minute walk to the ocean with uncrowded beaches covered in beautiful shells.
Isla Mujeres has so much to offer outside the few touristy blocks of playa Norte. Highly recommended for families or couples looking for a quiet getaway.
Visited December 2018
Written 14 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
It is great to hear our home felt like a home away from home for you guys! That is what we hope for and are really glad to know you enjoyed your trip! Please come stay with us again. It is comforting to us to know we have guests like you in our home when we are not there!
Written 16 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We were on the island for a wedding on the south end and stayed at Casa Lirio for several days. It was every bit as nice as advertised! The owner was easy to work with and as nice as could be. Next time we visit the island we'll stay here!
Visited November 2018
Written 8 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We were very happy to hear you enjoyed our home and it was a location close to the wedding. By the way, you were very nice as well and we would be happy to have you back anytime! It is great guests like you that make us comfortable renting our home! Gracias!!!
Written 20 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
After many years staying in one place near Punta Sur on Isla Mujeres, Mexico, the new owners decided to live full time in the house we'd been renting and so we had to look for a new place this year. We found it in Casa Lirio. It's a lovely two story home with two beds and a bath with a rooftop patio, two balconies (one's more like a deck) and a lower patio off the living room with a garden of tropical plants...and a few friendly neighborhood cats. Everything you'll need is there. A fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living room, lots of sleeping accommodations that will easily sleep six and a roomy rooftop patio. Air conditioning is available and we used it a couple of times on still nights, buy mostly the cool sea breeze flows through the house nicely. It's on a very private road in the middle of the island toward the south. More of a lane than a road really. There certainly isn't any tourist traffic there. The house is an easy walk to either side of Isla with the bay side being more calm and the Caribbean side with more wave action. Also an easy walk to several beach restaurants and bars like The Joint, Captain Dulche, Mar Bella, Playa Lancheros and others. We found Casa Lirio to be an absolutely delightful spot with all the comforts. We want to stay here again in future years. Highly recommended.
Visited March 2018
Written 27 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you very much for your thoughtful, detailed review of Casa Lirio. We believe reviews like yours can give potential future guests a better "feel" of what our home is really like for someone on vacation. You were super guests and we absolutely welcome you back anytime! Happy Holidays are around the corner and we hope you enjoy these times with family and friends!!! Rebecca
Written 20 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Casa Lirio offers a slice of life in a secluded Mexican neighborhood, off the beaten track but close enough that you can talk to first-class restaurants and great little beaches. Downtown is a quick taxi or cart ride away, and your trip home along the ocean road in the moon and starlight is wonderful. Morning coffee under the eastern palapa is great and any time on the breezy rooftop is a treat as well. The full kitchen and dining area make those occasions when you want to dine in easy and pleasurable. Enjoy!
Visited February 2018
Written 27 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Than you for the great info to future guests and your review of Casa Lirio! We were really happy to have you stay in our little corner of paradise for a second time! You are both very welcome to come back any time you like! Guests like you are always a pleasure! PS - Thanks for tinkering with our fan... You had a magic touch!!
Written 1 March 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
This was such a cozy, airy, private home!
An easy walk to both sides of the ocean.
Rebecca is delightful to work with!
She and her staff, went out of their way to make this a very special honeymoon for our kids!
Visited September 2017
Written 7 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your very kind review! We were very glad to hear their honeymoon in our home was a success... A great way to start off many, many years of happiness!!!! Marcelino is the one who made the honeymoon gifts possible at their arrival and we are verry blessed to have him looking after our guests and home! Your children were wonderful guests, and we welcome them (and you) back anytime!!
Happy holidays and warm winter wishes!!!
Written 8 December 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Our home is tucked back in the jungle on the south end of the island, on a middle sand road (Calle Lirio) between the Cancun and Caribbean Perimeter roads. It is just past the famous shell house, and up behind Casa Colibri and Casa De La Musica. On the Cancun side, it is just before the horse stables and Garafon Parque. Calle Lirio is a semi private road, with very little traffic and only 5 other townhouses/row houses. It is very safe, quite and peaceful... and you can even hear the waves breaking at night from the back side bedroom.
There are beautiful views of the Caribbean from the roof - top terrace, where you can enjoy relaxing and entertaining. There is also a view of the Cancun skyline from the roof on the bay side. There is also a small cove and semi private little beach (off t...
The island is only a little over 4 miles long, so it makes getting just about anywhere a breeze! Golf carts are a popular way to get about, as are mopeds bicycles and taxi's.
If you rent a golf cart we suggest you try renting from Coco's or Pepe's first. And remember you get a better deal if you pay in USD, and you get a better deal if you rent it for several days or a week at a time. Golf cart rentals (depending upon the time of year) run between $30usd and $80-usd per day.
You can also rent a car at the Cancun airport, and bring it over on the car ferry. Believe it or not, it is fairly easy driving in Mexico, and it it very easy to get to Punta Sam where the car ferry is from the airport.
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