each shell house has one king bedprivate pool
The World Famous Seashell House ~ Casa Caracol
Hosted by Michelle
Michelle is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet
The world famous Seashell house is a gated property .... owners/architects live next door. You will have a private pool, two king beds , kitchenette and BBQ and entire property, both shells . In shell wifi, air conditioning. I am proud to enable your stay . Enjoy a day or more feeling like a celebrity as passers by will seek to look in with intrigued expressions.
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The world famous Seashell house is a gated property .... owners/architects live next door. You will have a private pool, two king beds , kitchenette and BBQ and entire property, both shells . In shell wifi, air conditioning.
I am proud to enable your stay . Enjoy a day or more feeling like a celebrity as passers by will seek to look in with intrigued expressions.

The space

My dear friends Raquel and Eduardo Ocampo designed and built the Seashell House and for many years no one knew that it was possible to stay here and fewer knew how to arrange a stay. I decided it was too special to keep to myself and I invited the world via AIRBNB !!! Raquel and daughter Vane are your hosts at this unique island paradise . If crowded pools, lobby's and the "tourist bubble" are not your idea of an escape then the SEASHELL HOUSE may be the perfect place for your stay in ISLA MUJERES. Nearest airport : Cancun International Nearest port :. Puerto Juarez (downtown Cancun adjacent) or Playa Tortugas (Cancun hotel zone) Nearest beach : we face the rocky north side of the island and the best beach is north beach which is 15 minutes away by golf cart. El Garrafon snorkel park is a short distance in the opposite direction. Maximum guests is exactly as specified ...there is space for four . Isla Mujeres is 7 km long and 650 meters wide. Arrive by convenient taxi (6USD)or by golf cart(35 USD PER DAY) to THE SEASHELL HOUSE(S) PRIVATE GATED PROPERTY IN RESIDENTIAL ISLA MUJERES ISLAND ~ PRIVATE POOL ~ ONE KING BED IN EACH HOUSE The residential area is on a cliff side of the tiny island to allow privacy. You are not right in the middle of all the tourists but getting to the most beautiful beaches is easy with a golf cart or taxi. Of course, privacy is sometimes lost as tourists on golf carts notice the spectacular architecture and stop to gawk over the fence making you suddenly understand how celebrities feel. The smaller rounder shell has an immaculate KING BED and private bath with shower and a tv with a wide array of channels in English and in Spanish. The private bath with shower is made of tile and shells . The taller shell has a sitting area downstairs and KITCHENETTE with a large fridge, microwave, gas stovetop and sink with all the tools you need to enjoy meals . The round sitting area also has a tv with satellite channels. There is also a half bath off the sitting area. Up a rounded staircase is the master bedroom with a KING BED and private bath with shower. There is a balcony over looking the pool and across the street , the Caribbean Sea. Wifi is provided for free in the QUEEN CONCH Every room in the house has a remote controlled air conditioner. Towels - linens and soap are provided of course :) Ample parking for your golf cart or scooter. Tiny geckos make there home in and around the property, and all over Mexico, so if cute little geckos freak you out and will disturb your stay then do not come to the Seashell house. Come to Isla Mujeres for a vacation that you will never forget, one that you will have fond memories of all year long...until you come . The houses sleep FOUR PEOPLE TOTAL. There is one king bed in each house. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE HISTORY : In 1994 architect Eduardo Ocampo arrived in Isla Mujeres and built a house for himself (and later met his wife Maria Raquel) His brother Octavio Ocampo visited frequently, Eduardo had two pieces of land in a quaint residential area with caribbean sea views....and wished to build on his lot for his brother. Of course, this could not be any house. Octavio, a famous painter and needed something unique. Eduardo at first wanted a palala...but this was not allowed...having been very influenced by the "mountains" of seashells all around, he was inspired to actually construct a seashell. This would be the vacation home of his brother (in Cuernavaca) , it would be rounded on the inside, the spiral staircase... just inside the shell, a door where there was the mouth of the shell and windows with the form of shells THE LEGEND : Years later Eduardo would be tickled to learn that the islanders had created a sort of legend which goes like this ... The fisherman of Isla Holbox met with the fisherman of Isla Mujeres to boast of their individual islands...Isla Holbox sounded "Our island is where you find the biggest fish in the world !" The fisherman of Isla Mujeres responded "We are proud to have the biggest shell in the world !" The biggest shell ? Yes the biggest shell !!! When we found it we made ceviche for all of the islanders...and then we sold it to a gringo that lives in it now !" Though the owners are not gringos...they still laugh when they hear the legend. Guests can use the BBQ and parking lot . Raquel and her daughter Vanessa are at the adjacent property . If you cannot find her for your needs you may interact with cleaning or pool staff or leave a message . The neighborhood is beautifully peaceful and quiet . At night it is very dark and very serene . A golf cart is necessary as the Seashell House is located in a residential area. I serve to make your stay possible as I wanted to share it with the world but Raquel is the owner ... Please treat the homes with respect so that she continues to enjoy renting
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My dear friends Raquel and Eduardo Ocampo designed and built the Seashell House and for many years no one knew that it was possible to stay here and fewer knew how to arrange a stay.
I decided it was too special to keep to myself and I invited the world via AIRBNB !!!
Raquel and daughter Vane are your hosts at this unique island paradise .

If crowded pools, lobby's and the "tourist bubble" are not your idea of an escape then the SEASHELL HOUSE may be the perfect place for your stay in ISLA MUJERES.

Nearest airport : Cancun International

Nearest port :. Puerto Juarez (downtown Cancun adjacent) or Playa Tortugas (Cancun hotel zone)

Nearest beach : we face the rocky north side of the island and the best beach is north beach which is 15 minutes away by golf cart. El Garrafon snorkel park is a short distance in the opposite direction.

Maximum guests is exactly as specified ...there is space for four .

Isla Mujeres is 7 km long and 650 meters wide.

Arrive by convenient taxi (6USD)or by golf cart(35 USD PER DAY) to THE SEASHELL HOUSE(S)

PRIVATE GATED PROPERTY IN RESIDENTIAL ISLA MUJERES ISLAND ~ PRIVATE POOL ~ ONE KING BED IN EACH HOUSE

The residential area is on a cliff side of the tiny island to allow privacy. You are not right in the middle of all the tourists but getting to the most beautiful beaches is easy with a golf cart or taxi.
Of course, privacy is sometimes lost as tourists on golf carts notice the spectacular architecture and stop to gawk over the fence making you suddenly understand how celebrities feel.

The smaller rounder shell has an immaculate KING BED and private bath with shower and a tv with a wide array of channels in English and in Spanish. The private bath with shower is made of tile and shells .

The taller shell has a sitting area downstairs and KITCHENETTE with a large fridge, microwave, gas stovetop and sink with all the tools you need to enjoy meals . The round sitting area also has a tv with satellite channels.
There is also a half bath off the sitting area.
Up a rounded staircase is the master bedroom with a KING BED and private bath with shower. There is a balcony over looking the pool and across the street , the Caribbean Sea.

Wifi is provided for free in the QUEEN CONCH
Every room in the house has a remote controlled air conditioner.

Towels - linens and soap are provided of course :)

Ample parking for your golf cart or scooter.

Tiny geckos make there home in and around the property, and all over Mexico, so if cute little geckos freak you out and will disturb your stay then do not come to the Seashell house.

Come to Isla Mujeres for a vacation that you will never forget, one that you will have fond memories of all year long...until you come .


The houses sleep FOUR PEOPLE TOTAL.
There is one king bed in each house.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THE HISTORY :

In 1994 architect Eduardo Ocampo arrived in Isla Mujeres and built a house for himself (and later met his wife Maria Raquel) His brother Octavio Ocampo visited frequently, Eduardo had two pieces of land in a quaint residential area with caribbean sea views....and wished to build on his lot for his brother.

Of course, this could not be any house. Octavio, a famous painter and needed something unique. Eduardo at first wanted a palala...but this was not allowed...having been very influenced by the "mountains" of seashells all around, he was inspired to actually construct a seashell. This would be the vacation home of his brother (in Cuernavaca) , it would be rounded on the inside, the spiral staircase... just inside the shell, a door where there was the mouth of the shell and windows with the form of shells

THE LEGEND :

Years later Eduardo would be tickled to learn that the islanders had created a sort of legend which goes like this ...
The fisherman of Isla Holbox met with the fisherman of Isla Mujeres to boast of their individual islands...Isla Holbox sounded "Our island is where you find the biggest fish in the world !"
The fisherman of Isla Mujeres responded "We are proud to have the biggest shell in the world !"
The biggest shell ?
Yes the biggest shell !!!
When we found it we made ceviche for all of the islanders...and then we sold it to a gringo that lives in it now !"

Though the owners are not gringos...they still laugh when they hear the legend.

Guests can use the BBQ and parking lot .

Raquel and her daughter Vanessa are at the adjacent property . If you cannot find her for your needs you may interact with cleaning or pool staff or leave a message .

The neighborhood is beautifully peaceful and quiet . At night it is very dark and very serene .

A golf cart is necessary as the Seashell House is located in a residential area.

I serve to make your stay possible as I wanted to share it with the world but Raquel is the owner ... Please treat the homes with respect so that she continues to enjoy renting

Guest access

Raquel and Vanessa will be happy to pick you up at the terminal and secure a golf cart rental for you (from $45usd per day )you need only follow directions in your Airbnb itinerary
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Raquel and Vanessa will be happy to pick you up at the terminal and secure a golf cart rental for you (from $45usd per day )you need only follow directions in your Airbnb itinerary

Interaction with guests

The owners of the Seashell house are on the plot of land which is accessible by the fence you use to get in . Raquel and Vanessa are here full time. Please PRINT YOUR AIRBNB ITINERARY and let them know your arrival time and if you wish for a pick up at the marina. Golf cart rental also easily arranged .
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The owners of the Seashell house are on the plot of land which is accessible by the fence you use to get in .
Raquel and Vanessa are here full time.
Please PRINT YOUR AIRBNB ITINERARY and let them know your arrival time and if you wish for a pick up at the marina. Golf cart rental also easily arranged .

Other things to note

If you are scared of the adorable geckos that are inside and out , do not come ... They are NOT vermin they are part of life in the Caribbean . Maid service is twice per week. For a 2 day stay there is no maid service.
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If you are scared of the adorable geckos that are inside and out , do not come ... They are NOT vermin they are part of life in the Caribbean .

Maid service is twice per week.
For a 2 day stay there is no maid service.


Amenities
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 2PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please DO NOT flush toilet paper , please use trash cans.
(Isla Mujeres has a very delicate drainage system)

Please turn off air conditioning when you depart the house for long periods.

Please have no loud music outside after 10pm.

Please don't hesitate to ask for what you need .


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Availability
2 nights minimum stay

146 Reviews

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Lauren User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful inside and out, felt so special and was so fun to golf cart around the island. Close to the action but far away enoug to relax at the home. The owners are so kind and beautiful we had such a special trip! Can't wait to come back!

Michael User Profile
April 2017
A great place to stay/ close to great food and places to see - we were not able to use the pool for the first few days of our stay as they have placed chemicals in the pool which was disappointing
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
We do have the pool cleaned daily but it has never interrupted a guests usage as other reviews show . Hmmm , strange . Fortunately we also offer a perfect beach just beyond the pool that you could find anywhere :)
April 2017

Liz User Profile
December 2016
We all absolutely loved the Seashell House - it was stunning! Vanessa and Raquel made us feel very welcome and greeted us at the ferry to the house, also advising of good places to eat. The home itself is 'wow', and a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay in such unique and individually designed houses, which have strong design and artistic flair throughout. We also loved the pool and the beautiful setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea on the gorgeous island, Isla de Mujeres. Thank you so much Racquel and Vanessa for opening up your home to visitors, it was great!

Gavin User ProfileGavin is a superhost.
September 2016
We spent four wonderful nights at Casa Caracol. We really loved this house and would love to go back one day. Our hosts were delightful and made us feel very welcome in this magical place.
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
So happy !!!!!!
September 2016

Dani User Profile
December 2015
Highly recommend, 5 stars!! Maria and her family were incredible hosts. One of the group wasn't feeling well and they helped and gave of their own accord, sea sick tablets etc. I was lucky enough to to sit with them and have a glass of wine. What a special house! What a special family that cares for it!
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
Thank you for coming
December 2015

Daisy User Profile
December 2012
The Shell House is amazing! Many tourists will stop to take photos of the house out the front, and why wouldnt you! The interior is just as amazing as the exterior. With a sufficient kitchen to cook (we made dinner there most nights!), two large comfortable bedrooms with ensuites and spacious sitting room there was not much more that we could have asked for. It was a great privilege to have been able to stay in the Seashell House. Thank you Michelle for the quick correspondence and Raquel for being so hospitable and helpful during our stay!

Romina User Profile
December 2012
The seashell house was so much fun to stay in and Michelle was a great host, always responding quickly to emails and making check in and check out easy. The owner of the home was also lovely and helped whenever she could. It is too far to walk to the centre and to most cafes but with a buggy it only takes 15 minutes.

Cancun, MexicoJoined in April 2011
Michelle User Profile

I love what I do here in Cancun and I have won 5 years of awards for excellence on Tripadvisor for the quality of my rooms and attention to my guests.

I traded Canada for Cancun when I was 25 because I had a desire to never have to return to " reality" after vacationing again. Mexico proved to be a wonderful place to live.

For 15 years I worked in all the top luxury hotels as concierge / guest services and I learned many things that can help you have a fabulous experience. I'm here full time, not an absentee owner.

The desire to vacation never went away and I enjoy it more than ever and I frequently travel overseas to major world cities (opposite of here!) to open my mind and have new experiences .... always looking for ways to serve you better ~ I love what we do .

Sincerely , Michelle

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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