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asheville, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful and unusual homes I have ever stayed in. What a treat. We had seen it online and had visited the island before and drove past and joked, "wouldn't it be great if they rented this place?" and now... they do! The logistic details: The caretakers are literally next door, but there is a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2016

What an amazing experience! We spent 2 nights at Casa Caracol and it felt like 2 nights in the "Life of the Rich and Famous"! People popping their heads over the fence to take a photo only added to the experience. Hosts Racquel and Vanessa were wonderful. They were quick to help with any query. We hired a golf cart... More 

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Thank Missmanny
Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed March 2, 2016

I feel very fortunate to be able to have enjoyed this place with my friends. The house was built some years ago and it has a lot of charm. The well maintained private pool is definitely a big feature. On a sunny day you can cool off in a spacious sunken living room with a built in sofa and lots... More 

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Thank MexicAnna2016
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 27, 2016

The first thing you notice is the beautiful design of the seashell home, with its own private pool and view of the ocean.Michelle introduced us to Raquel who is next door and was so gracious and inviting. We bbqed our own food andt the Flintstone type kitchen was well equipped with stovetop, full fridge and other nice pots and pans... More 

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Manitoba Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2016

We have been going to Cancun since 2002, and each year do a day trip to Isla Mujeres. While there, we would rent a golf cart to tour the island, and would always be amazed when driving by this unique architectural wonder, imagining it is just as out of the ordinary on the inside as it is from the outside.... More 

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canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2016

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
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Reviewed January 19, 2016 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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2 Thank Leslie D
Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 22 helpful votes
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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18 Thank PhantomCypher
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Shell House Hotel Isla Mujeres
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“Two bedrooms . One in the main house and one in the guesthouse”
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