A look from the living room onto the private balcony.
Isla Mujeres - Relax & Re-energize at Punta Sur
Isla Mujeres - Relax & Re-energize at Punta Sur

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5 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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Isla's Sotavento -- steps away from Garrafon snorkel park, The Joint & the cliffs of Punta Sur -- offers an unmatched view of the bay & Cancun skyline. Unit 3 is a 2-bed, 2-bath, 2-story loft-style condo that's ideal for couples & families looking for an island retreat.

Condo price comparison: Isla33; hotel comparison: Casa de los Suenos. The per-night cost is HIGHLY competitive & includes Mexican VAT at 19%; further discounts not entertained. REQUIRE 7-night stay during the Christmas holiday.

The space

Unit #3B is located on the second & third floors of Sotavento, with direct access from the former. The guest bedroom is located on the first floor while the master is located in a loft that overlooks the bay of Cancun. The kitchen, dining and living areas flow together & provide an unmatched view of the ocean & the skyline. The patio, which is a continuation of the indoor space, offers an unobstructed view of the outdoors & offers rich, warm sunsets. If you are considering staying in a hotel, it's time to reconsider. Staying at Sotavento offers you 1,200+ square feet of living space & will serve as your home away from home. What's more, it's steps away from island hot spots including Garrafón de Castilla, a natural reef snorkeling park; The Joint, a reggae bar & grill (with live music daily); Casa de los Suenos / Parque de los Suenos, a bar, restaurant & water fun park; and, the Mayan temple on the cliffs of Punta Sur. Plus, it's just a golf cart or taxi ride away from the hustle & bustle of Centro (downtown shops & restaurants) & Playa Norte (North Beach).

Guest access

Access to the property:
* A property manager, Capi's, will be available at check-in (4:00 p.m. or later) & check-out (11:00 a.m. or earlier). A Capi's representative will provide you with keys & details on how to make the most of your stay.
* For your safety, the property is secured at night by the home owner's association (an entity separate from the property manager). You will need your keys to both leave & access the property. While the on-duty security guard discreet, rest assured you're covered virtually 24x7.

Interaction with guests

As previously mentioned, a property manager will be available at check-in & check-out. Her contact information will be provided in advance of your stay. Also, the property owners, who are based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA are committed to your experience while on Isla. They are reachable via phone, text & email and are & willing to answer your questions at any point before or during your stay.

Other things to note

Please review the ferry schedule to Isla before booking your flights as boats do not run 24x7. Based on experience, recommend that you land no later than 8:00 p.m. in the evening & take off no earlier than 9:00 a.m. in the morning. On the way in, you'll need to account for time in Customs & baggage claim -- plus, your taxi or transfer to the ferry port. On the way out, you'll need to account for time on the ferry & your taxi or transfer back to the airport. Many airlines require you be there three hours before take-off.


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 120
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM

Our house is your house & we are excited to have you. A long list of rules is very "un-Mexico." We simply ask that no more than 5 individuals stay in the apartment. And that you be mindful that it's in a condo building & therefore in shared property; apply common courtesy & keep late-night / early-morning noise to a minimum -- especially where the space in shared. Finally, we ask that you ENJOY & bring any concerns or questions you have to our attention immediately so that we may address them on-the-fly.

Note, events / parties can be held in the common area, which is on the roof deck, with advanced notice. All events / parties must wrap up at a courteous hour to ensure quiet for other guests who may be staying on the property.

Also note, while we are happy to have children, the condo does include a loft with an opening, a patio with glass barriers and long set of stairs. Neither strict occupancy code nor tort law apply in Mexico so plan accordingly.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Condo is on the 2nd & 3rd floor of building & there are no elevators. Ability to navigate 2 stairs inside the gate & a full flight beyond is a must.
Potential for noise - Day-trippers create some golf cart noise. Roosters crow in the early morning hours.
Pet(s) live on property - Some owners have pets. The neighboring property houses a few dogs. The farm across the street has horses, roosters & dogs.
Some spaces are shared - The infinity pool & parking are shared.

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

22 Reviews

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Rocio User Profile
August 2017
This is what you think of when you hear "island getaway"!! The beds were comfy, and this is the first time I've stayed in Mexico in August and did NOT find my room damp from the humidity. Plenty of space for two couples to spread out and enjoy the view, the infinity pool, and amazing snorkeling just steps away. It's located away from the hustle and bustle of the north beach area so if you're looking for taco shops and kitschy shopping immediately out your door, this isn't the place for you. If you are looking for a quiet get away, close to amazing scenic cliffs, local hidden gems, and are up to drive a golf cart around for a few days, then absolutely this would be the place for you! The cherry on top was on Sunday night, after many days in the sun, we realized Amy had HBO and we didn't have to miss Game of Thrones!! :)
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Thanks, Rocio! I am thrilled you took a chance, stepped out of Centro and gave Punta Sur a try. You took full advantage of everything the south end has to offer and I hope you'll do it again some day! p.s. I didn't realize I had HBO but am relieved to read Game of Thrones was not missed. ;)
August 2017

Elie User Profile
August 2017
Every detail was excellent
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Thanks, Elie! Glad your impromptu trip was a success -- and that's despite "weather Franklin!" You're welcome back again with advanced or a minute's notice.
August 2017

Kelley User Profile
August 2017
We enjoyed our stay very much. The condo is absolutely gorgeous and the view is spectacular. We had no troubles with booking, communication, or property management. We ended up using a taxi rather than golf cart and had no issues getting a cab. It was pretty much always 100 pesos for a trip anywhere. The only negative point was the comfort of the beds. The first night my husband had to sleep on the couch. By the second day we were so tired that we grew used to the hard beds and it wasn't such a big deal. We would definitely recommend Amy's place!
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Glad you enjoyed your stay including the view, Kelley! I am partial to firm mattresses but I'll look into pillow toppers for future guests the next time I'm on island. : )
August 2017

Greg & Andrea User Profile
July 2017
Amy's place is fantastic! The views of the water and Cancun resort skyline are amazing day and night. The condo feels very safe and is away from the hustle and bustle of north beach which is great for relaxing after a long day in/on the water, checking out the shops or exploring the area. Amy was always quick to respond to any questions and provided great recommendations which made our trip so enjoyable! Enjoy your stay!
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Greg, I'm with you ... staying at Punta Sur is great if you enjoy "rural Isla!" I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Do consider Sotavento if your future AirBnb travel includes a trip to Isla Mujeres!!
July 2017

Christine User Profile
June 2017
Amy is truly a great host, she responded to all of my questions in a very timely manner. Her home looks exactly as displayed in the pictures. The view is breathtaking. I couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Her home is further away from the central area but her home makes up for that. Also there are many places to eat near her home and the ride to the main area is maybe 15-20 minutes. Thanks again Amy !
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Thanks, Christine. Am pleased you liked the place and THAT VIEW! Yes, South Point does have a different vibe than staying in Centro. Am glad you took advantage of the "local" hangouts (The Joint & Maria's Kan Kin, I hope : ) combined with short and scenic trips adventures into town. You are welcome back any time.
June 2017

Elizabeth User Profile
June 2017
Amy has an lovely place on Isla Mujeres! Although her pictures are stunning, the condo is even more gorgeous in person. Communication with Amy was exemplary. She helped suggest different activities and even had dining recommendations. I would rate this as an A++ experience!
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
Elizabeth, I am thrilled you loved staying at Sotavento #3B. You're right -- it's hard too truly capture the view and experience on camera. I am also thrilled you took advantage of what the island has to offer. Islanders so appreciate that. Thank you for staying. And thank you for being a A++ guest!
June 2017

Riley User Profile
May 2017
Amy was a great host. The staff at her place were very friendly and always helpful. The condo was awesome! Super well maintained, everything was as though we were at a resort. The view was hard to beat, and the pool was excellent for relaxing in. Amy provided good recommendations for things to do around the island, and helped us get references for travel from the airport to Isla Mujeres. Overall, we had an excellent stay and would come back in a heartbeat! Thanks Amy, Sue, Jorge and Cyntia! p.s. Jorge likes blueberry muffins from the Chedraui.
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
Response from Amy:
So glad you enjoyed your stay and the recommendations proved to be a match! More important, thanks for acknowledging Sue, Cynthia and Jorge as they work hard to make sure the onsite experience is a good one. Jorge is actually new to Sotavento so I will follow your lead and provide him with blueberry muffins on my next visit!
May 2017

Melrose, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in January 2016
Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.

My love affair with Isla Mujeres began in 2011, when I traveled with a friend and follow animal welfare volunteer to check out all the island has to offer. Since that time, I have made countless trips for a little business and a lot of fun -- and always to make a contribution(s) toward the island's veterinary clinic.

While I personally cannot live without family, friends and my beloved rescue cats, I adore the good food, good drinks and the company of locals wherever my travels take me (which is all 100% reach when you opt to spend a little or a lot of time on Isla Mujeres)!

On an even more personal note, I am a professional marketer who has worked for IBM for 20+ years. I also am a high-tech MBA from Northeastern University. I additionally am a board member and working volunteer for two non-profits focused on animal welfare and on low-cost spay-neuter programs specifically. Finally, I am resident of the greater Boston, Massachusetts and have called bean town my home since 1988; I am planning for a work relocation to Austin, Texas in November 2017 and am looking forward to the adventure!

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