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The Shell house

, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Incredible location and the most unique spot on the island for sure. What a great place to go and completely disconnect. If I were going with 2 couples total it would be a great spot. It has to be the most eye catching structure on Isla so other tourists do stop and look over the wall. If you don't mind... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

When my wife and I first saw the listing for this seashell house we got hyped up immediately and wanted to book it for our honeymoon in Mexico right away. We wanted something unique that not everyone does on their honeymoon. The build and design of this house is truly unique and creative, but unfortunately that wasn't enough. The appliances... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at the Casa Caracol twice this year and wish we could stay a dozen more! Both Shell's are absolutely gorgeous, the grounds are perfectly maintained and the view is simply amazing. The owner's of the home are right next door and were the most perfect host's. We enjoyed our stay so much, we bought... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

What a fantastic property for rent on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. My husband and I have rented this property from Michelle and Peter Hermick twice!! There are 2 shells, one large conch, and a smaller "baby" shell or "moon shell" with a private pool and fantastic views of the Caribean sea.. The larger shell has a kitchen,with stove & fridge, downstairs... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I found out about this house just last year even though I've lived full time in Cancun since 1996... It's in the residential area of Isla Mujeres and that can be the atmosphere we crave being surrounded by tourists 365. The house is unique in the world , I've not been able to find one anywhere else and that is... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

While stunningly beautiful from the outside, the inside needs work. On arrival, the A/C unit in the living room was leaking water all over the floor. It didn't work for our entire week long stay. It wouldn't have been a problem but none of the windows on the main level open. We turned it off for fear of falling on... More 

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Palestine, Texas
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

The House is beautiful but not being kept up plaster is falling inside ,toilets wouldn't fill up, AC leaked that caused one person with me to fall and seriously hurt her leg and had to be taken to doctor,kitchen wass ill equiped,no can opener, no top for the blender,the art work was beautiful inside,and the design.There's constant work going on... More 

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Halifax, NS
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

We found this property on homeaway.com and splurged to have three very special days in what we hoped would be a romantic setting. Visually, it is quite stunning from the outside (lots of people stop to take photos so do not expect much privacy while around the pool). Unfortunately, we had a number of fiascoes that really ruined the stay... More 

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Victoria BC
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

I first read about this place in a book called "Bed in a Tree," featuring far-out lodgings from around the world. The Shell House was a bit outside our price range, but we splurged for a couple of nights because it was my birthday, and this was a GREAT place to spend it!!! Our host and her family were wonderful,... More 

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New York
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123 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 571 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

I took my father and husband for a surprise birthday trip to Isla Mujeres in 2008. I laid out a scavenger hunt that would take them from our home in NY to the door of the Shell House. There are a lot of cool vacation rentals in the world, but there are not many places you can go to sleep... More 

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