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The Shell house

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Ranked #22 of 29 Isla Mujeres B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013
Sonya C Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
99 hotel reviews
537 helpful votes 537 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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Also Known As:
The Shell House Hotel
The Shell House Hotel Isla Mujeres
Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
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Ranked #22 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Mujeres
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shell house is the most original house in Isla Mujeres or maybe in the world. One of the most sensual houses you will ever enjoy. Experience the beauty of the Caribbean Ocean with180 degrees of ocean views. Have your ever imagine living inside a sea shell? Taken a bath under a shell fountain. The pleasure of waking with the ocean’s murmur and the gentle caress of the ocean’s breeze. Dip in your on private pool. Reach with just a few steps amazing cliffs and beaches that appear and disappeared with the tides, where the ocean shares incredible gifts, amazing shells and corals you find along the sea. Awaken to the most incredible sunrises where you need to pinch yourself to make sure you are not still dreaming. A sky full of stars like you have never experience, Moon rises that you have seen only in your dreams. The shell house offers you the most inclusive place for a romantic wedding. ... more   less 
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