2 bedroom Casa with Private pool and wonderful Rooftop view of Caribbean
John and Sonya Cauthon
About John and Sonya Cauthon
Fell in love with the island in 2011, We went back in 2013 and found a house we wanted.. The natives culture and their great attitudes toward life and living on little has captivated us.
John and Sonya Cauthon purchased this House in 2013
Why John and Sonya Cauthon chose La Gloria
Our friends Raquel and Eduardo who own, The Shell House on Isla helped us choose this little Jewel of a Casa. It needed allot of tender loving care in the beginning but has matured nicely with the help of the skilled concrete workers. The Casa went from no windows in the back and no back door, with just rubble as a kitchen floor to a beautiful place to stay and relax. This is not a million dollar home but it is a nice quiet place to stay.
What makes this House unique
It is away from the downtown area, so if you want to be left alone and not see allot of people you can just sit on the rooftop and listen and watch the Carribean waves roll in. But if you prefer to go downtown, it is only 35-40 MXN pesos ($2.50 USD) each way for a taxi. You can stay at home and cook, or you can walk two blocks and eat Authentic mexican food for a fair price, about $8-10 per person. A convenience store 1.5 blocks away for eggs to cook for breakfast or a little snack throughout the day. For Drinks and snacks just walk 1.5 blocks to the north, and there you go, beer for about $1.25USD each, buy one or buy 6 (you just take how ever many you want out of the 6 pack..😃). If you walk two blocks to the west you can see Cancun on one side of the Island and the Carribean on the other. Golf carts are about $55USD per day. (You have to leave your Drivers license as security deposit). But they are sure worth it to ride around the island. We have never had a problem with getting our license back or them stealing the info on it. REMEMBER they know that tourism is their livelihood so they are all very nice to tourist. They respect us and of course we respect THEIR ISLAND. Rene and Rene restaurant downtown is a little place that can easily be missed, DONT MISS IT. Rene (the Awesome host) and Rene (the Amazing Cook, his wife) are so nice. (He will even teach you a little Spanish if you ask).
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
1.We appreciate that you respect the neighbors and don't play loud music on the roof top, soft to medium is ok. This is your vacation but is also where they live daily. 2. All our neighbors are really nice and can help direct you if you need it. 3. Please place all dishes, cups, silverware in sink before you leave. 4. If you spill anything on bed or sofa please clean as much as possible and just tell us so we can make sure it is clean for the next person. 5. If something is broken you will be expected to pay for it. 6. We are fair and reasonable but this is also our vacation home and we would like it to stay nice for everyone. 7. Your deposit will be refunded to you within 14 days of you leaving, given no problems exist. Please Text us or quick email using our wifi before you leave so we remember to send in Cleaning Lady
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great stay at casa marlin
We stayed for a week and really enjoyed our time at casa marlin. I would highly recommend this property for your visit to Cancun.
Cold AC. Cozy Pool
Decent old house in a sketchy neighborhood.
I'm afraid my lack of world travel experience may come across as pompous. It's probably my own fault for assuming a well known vacation spot (Cancun and adjacent cities/Islands) would have a more favorable environment, but I have to admit that the neighborhood made me keep my guard up. In reality, it's probably not much different than other South and Central American countries. I think the house has been kept the best they can for the age. The home owners, their local help and general population were friendly and helpful.
Great place for a family
We really enjoyed staying at this home, being out of the more main tourist area and off resort we felt free to live the island life. My son really enjoyed playing with the kids on the street, it felt safe...and it's a beautiful island overall.
Thank you Monia, we are glad you felt safe enough to let your son play with the local children. It truly is a, “No stress” life on the island.
Hope you come back again.
Sonya and John
As a first time visitor to Isla Mujeres and the first girls trip my friend and I went on alone together in many years, we feel like we found the perfect place for us to stay. Plenty of space for each of us, great mid Island location and walkable to many great restaurants. We absolutely loved the little pool for cooling off and having a kitchen for coffee/breakfast and cocktail needs. The Island is fabulous , but I think our trip would have been less enjoyable had we not found Casa Marlin! Lorenzo is a fantastic resource (house manager)-always available to answer questions or help with needs. He met us at the ferry and also saw us off on the way home. We really didn't want to leave! Thanks so much for letting us use your beautiful Casa. It really felt like our home away from home while we were there.
This was an amazing place to stay, the home was perfect. Everything you would want for a relaxing "time out". The neighborhood was awesome, the locals are the warmest people you'd ever want to meet. Always a smile, wave or pleasant conversation. John and Sonya are awesome people to deal with and will their best to ensure your stay is everything you expect. AND...... Lorenzo is the best host EVER!!! This man is a charm. Always just a phone call away if you need anything....... we'll be back for sure. Would highly recommend this home if you're looking for a very quiet, relaxing get away. A huge thank you to John, Sonya and Lorenzo........ Jeff & Lynn, Kelowna, BC, Canada. Feb. 2019
**Maria's KanKin** is a little hidden Jewel, if you want a private Beach, this is the place. 150 pesos (8 USD) in purchases at the restaurant will give you Beach Access all day.
**Mango Cafe is awesome and about 3/4 of a mile from our house.
Polo the owner, nicest guy you will meet.
They have great food and all the waiters speak english and spanish