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The Shell house

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

8 years staying on Isla Mujeres for winter and summer getaways. We Love the island and its people. We always wanted to stay at the Shellhouse. The design is awesome and is well worth photographing. But that was it for us, the novelty wore off in two days. The owner is very gracious,honest and quick to have anything fixed or... More 

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Thank lazrsail2
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited to stay in the famous shell house on Isla. I booked this house (paid in full) through airbnb on November 7th. We were amazed to find that is even able to be rented out, and we booked it as a surprise vacation for my mom's birthday - she's been coming to the island for years. Just... More 

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Thank Leslie D

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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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9 Thank texasguy299
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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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16 Thank PhantomCypher
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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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12 Thank Sonya C
Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 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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8 Thank Geri R
Cancun, Mexico
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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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5 Thank Michelle H
Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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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8 Thank estella g
Palestine, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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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8 Thank IslaholicIslamujeres
Halifax, NS
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20 reviews
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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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