KEVIN S - JANUARY 2021
I work hard and don’t get to take as many vacations as I like, so when I do, I like things to go smoothly. I don’t like waiting in lines. I don’t like filling out forms. I don’t like organized tour busses. You get the idea. When I take time off with family, I want to be with them – creating lifelong memories. Each day and each hour is precious time and I’d like to make the most of every second. With that in mind, and having traveled the world, I can honestly say this trip was truly exceptional. First off, Hank and team – wow. Before we arrived, he arranged activities, golf carts, transfers, anything I wanted. Our flight was delayed for 4 hours and he didn’t miss a beat. We were worried we’d miss the last ferry and he had a private boat on standby just in case. Restaurants were closed when we arrived, but he had offered to pick us up food and had it hot and waiting at the house. I never waited the whole trip – not even a minute. Walking out of the airport, going to the ferry, excursions, golf carts always gassed up and ready to go… you get the idea. No piles of paperwork. No lines. NO HASSLE. Any question… best restaurant for this or that? Best tacos? What time does this open? - Hank was on top of it! He even made reservations one night and we showed up to a table in a private palapa (hut) – best table in the house! That man knows how to get things done. Another night the owner came out to thank us and make sure everything was perfect – all because Hank found out we were going and reached out. As for the house. One word. Unbelievable. Impeccably remodeled. Surprises around every corner – unexpected niceties. Walking in to that home, with the patio lights on, music playing, waves crashing – it was truly special. Bedrooms were outstanding. Bathrooms were fantastic. We traveled with my parents (early 60’s), my three teenagers, and one five-year old. The house was perfect for all of us. Jocelyn was a saint and kept it spotless. Antonio kept the outside pristine. The pool is bigger than it looks in the photos. I didn’t think we’d use it, but it turned out to be a highlight. Warm enough that we ALL used it every day. It rained a couple evenings and we had a blast swimming in it. So many nice gathering areas. My father who has done construction his whole life said, “I can’t think of one thing I’d do to improve the back patio/pool area.” Oh, and perhaps I should have lead with this – I never once had to ask my teens to put phones away. They weren’t interested. So much to do. My only regret is not hiring the chef. I thought we’d be anxious to get out every night. Although we enjoyed it, there were a few nights we would have preferred to stay. I could go on and on. Thanks Hank, Jocelyn, Antonio and the gracious owners who built/remodeled a truly remarkable piece of paradise.
JODI - JANUARY 2021
“I just don’t have enough words to describe how beautiful, comfortable, and amazing this house is. Literally one of the best house rentals we have ever stayed in and we travel a lot!! We also genuinely appreciated the hospitality of the team from Teresa, the owner who communicated with me during the booking process, Hank who manages the home, and Josslyn who keeps everything immaculately clean and tidy during our stay. There were six of us on this trip and we had way more than room than we ever expected, it was awesome!! We cannot more highly recommend this home if you are looking for a spacious, beautifully decorated, comfortable, fun home with literally the most beautiful view on the island!! Every single detail was thought of and there isn’t a single thing I would change. Thank you all so much for opening up your home to travelers like us!”
KAREN F - JANUARY 2021
Stunning, peaceful, thoughtful, amazing!
I couldn’t pick just one adjective to summarize the house for our stay, so I just chose the top four. The house ,if even possible is nicer than the photos. With everything you need for a stay at luxury rental plus many Thoughtful added touches throughout. Hank and his team made everything from start to finish as seamless as possible . very kind , responsive and helpful! Traveling during Covid has been tricky and unpredictable , this stay was neither of those. Just amazing!
CRAIG - FEBRUARY 2021
We absolutely loved everything about casa vaya vida.
The home is nicer than even the pictures can show. It was very clean. Service like a 5 star resort, Hank is great, views are wonderful, we can’t say enough! We will for sure be back, thanks for having us!
ANA - MARCH 2021
“Simplemente espectacular! Gracias a Teresa por compartirnos estos días su bellísimo hogar de descanso. Quique: Gracias, eres un excelente anfitrión donde no se te escapa el más mínimo detalle. Viajeros no esperen que solo les entreguen las llaves y se desentiendan. Aquí en casa Vaya Vida desde que llegas al aeropuerto en Cancún comienzan los detalles de organización al recibirte y tener todo listo para llevarte al ferry y ya en Isla, Quique personalmente te lleva a la casa que es un paraíso! Se abre la puerta de la casa y ves un paisaje de ensueño con el color turquesa del mar al fondo, Te recibe Jocelyn con tequila y nieve para refrescarte y te llevan por cada rincón de la casa para mostrarte cada detalle que sorprende en cuanto a diseño, limpieza y organización. La casa tiene toooodo lo que necesites y más. Las fotografías a pesar de que se ve magnífico supera ya estando ahí. Flores naturales por toda la casa, chocolates de bienvenida en cada habitación. Refrigerador y alacena con TODO lo que pedimos con anticipación. Quique se encarga de tener tooooodos los gustos que le pidas. Si así lo requieres puedes tener servicio de Chef para gozar de platillos deliciosos y si no, la cocina cuenta con todo lo necesario. Jocelyn y Antonio están al servicio de lo que se ofrezca en la casa. Ella llegó con pan dulce por la mañana y con un delicioso café, otro día con fruta fresca y siempre al pendiente de lo que necesitáramos. La casa está a unos pasos del parque punta sur donde puedes acceder a un restaurante, café y hacer unas tomas espectaculares del mar. Quique nos facilitó la renta de carritos de golf (los llevaron y recogieron en la puerta de la casa) y pudimos recorrer la Isla para conocerla, pero si no sales... no pasa nada, en la casa la vas a gozar en grande! Alberca de excelente tamaño con agua templada (en las Noches cae de lujo porque sin importar el aire o clima puedes disfrutarla) y si no te gusta templada, pues Antonio se encarga de ponerla al gusto!! Sonido De alta definición por toda la casa, WIFI, pantallas de excelente tamaño, montones de juegos de mesa, todo lo que ocupes para tener una estancia de lujo está en esta hermosa casa. 2 Master suite súper amplias Y 2 habitaciones de invitados con un excelente tamaño. Todas llenas de detalles. NO LO DUDES, la mejor opción de casa en Isla mujeres... Vaya Vida!”
"Simply spectacular! Thanks to Teresa for sharing her beautiful relaxing
home with us recently.
Quique: Thank you, you are an excellent host, not the smallest detail escapes you.
Travelers expect them to just hand over the keys and forget about it.
Not at Casa Vaya Vida. From the moment you arrive at the airport in Cancun, their carefully detailed planning begins when they greet you and have everything ready to take you to the ferry and once on Isla, Quique personally takes you to the house that is a paradise!
The front door of the house opens and you see a dreamlike landscape with the turquoise color of the sea in the background, Jocelyn welcomes you with tequila and ice to refresh you and they take you to every nook & cranny of the house to show you every detail that is surprising in terms of design, cleanliness and organization.
The house has everything you need and more.
Although the photographs look magnificent, being here truly surpasses them. Natural flowers throughout the house, welcome chocolates in each room. Refrigerator and pantry with EVERYTHING we ordered in advance. Quique takes care of ALL your requests. If you require it, you can have Chef service to enjoy delicious dishes and if not, the kitchen has everything you need. Jocelyn and Antonio are at the service of whatever every offering in the house. She arrived with sweet bread (Pan Dulce) in the morning and with delicious coffee, another day with fresh fruit and always on the lookout for what we needed.
The house is a few steps from the Punta Sur park where you can access a restaurant, cafe and take some spectacular shots of the sea. Quique provided us with the golf cart rentals (they were dropped off and picked up right at the front door) and we were able to tour the island to get to know it, but if you don't go out ... no problem, at home you will enjoy it greatly! Excellent size pool with warm water (the nights are luxurious because regardless of the air or climate you can enjoy it) and if you do not like it warm, then Antonio takes care of putting it to your taste !!
High definition sound throughout the house, WIFI, large screens, tons of board games, everything you need to have a luxurious stay is in this beautiful house.
Two super spacious master suites AND 2 excellent sized guest bedrooms. All of it full of thoughtful details. DO NOT HESITATE, the best option for a house in Isla Mujeres ... Vaya Vida, What a Life!
SONYA - APRIL 2021
This property and the concierge Hank are both spectacular. Myself, my husband, both of my daughters and their husbands and my niece had a wonderful tIme. 5 star experience all around.
DAVID K - APRIL 2021
Casa Vaya Vida is by far the nicest house we have rented in Mexico. Hank, the house manager, was top notch. He met us at the ferry, showed us to the property, and gave our group a thorough tour of the house. He made sure we had everything we needed throughout the trip and is a pleasure to be around. Hank gave us a fantastic recommendation for a local chef who cooked us a meal to remember. The chef, Sophia, not only prepared a delectable meal but also connected us with fire dancers to spice up the dinner. Joseline, the housekeeper, kept the house sparkling clean and prepared a delicious breakfast each morning. Antonio, the groundskeeper, ensures the property maintains is resort-like beauty. The house itself is amazing – the decor is updated and the furniture is gorgeous. The beds are comfortable and the sheets are great quality. The air conditioners kept us nice and cool at night. The Bose speakers and smart TV’s were a nice perk. I can’t say enough about how wonderful Casa Vaya Vida and its team are. I can’t wait to book another trip to visit this beautiful casa.
AMANDA - MAY 2021
Casa Vaya Vida is AMAZING! Hank, Jocelyn and Tony made our stay so special and allowed my family and me to truly relax, disconnect and spend special family time together. Waking up to the sounds of birds chirping and the ocean waves is the best way to start your day. Everything you need for an amazing vacation is provided - the game selection is incredible. You know it's got to be good when I have 4 late teen/early 20's kids wanting to have multiple game nights! Dinner by Chef Sofia is an absolute must - it was beyond delicious....and the fun conversation as we watched her prepare the meal made it all the more special. The fresh orange juice, fruit and pastries were the perfect start to our days. The beds are heavenly. The outdoor spaces are perfect for curling up with a good book, taking a nap - I highly recommend relaxing in the hammocks. I look forward to the opportunity to visit again.
ASHLEY - JUNE 2021
The best place I’ve stayed on Isla to date. Staff and home was just unbelievable. Pictures don’t even begin to capture its magic. It is very unlikely that we won’t return. Perfect home on the south of Isla!
CLARK - JULY 2021
Whoever said pictures don't do this home justice, they hit it on the head. The view is second to none. The location is awesome. The concierge service started from the moment the booking was secured. We hit a snafu with our flight and had to book a different flight home. Not a beat was missed by the team. We were so fortunate and grateful for their assistance. I only hope this very house and staff are available for my next visit.
PATRICK - JULY 2021
This gem of a property is an absolute oasis, only 1.5 hours from Miami. Aside from the home itself, which is breathtaking, the staff, led by Hank, absolutely care about the client experience. Hank's communication from start to finish took all of the care and concern about moving our 9 person party out of the equation. From taxi service, to fulfilling our grocery list, to coordinating in-home covid tests, Hank does it all. Not to mention Chef Sofia, who was amazing. We were able to unplug and recharge, and do it with one of the most amazing views we have ever had. Side note - Hank can help you hire a very reasonable photographer, and it makes all the difference in the world to take some very memorable photos of your group. Thank you Hank and Team, we will most definitely be back (if we can find an open night!!!).
DIONNE - AUGUST 2021
If you want the perfect vacation with the most amazing sunsets, this is the place for you. We have rented a villa for my yearly birthday trip on Isla Mujeres for 3 years now. This by far has been the best experience and the most gorgeous villa. They literally thought of everything. Which is what I loved the most. We wanted a setting where we never had to leave the villa. From the pool, the views, the fully stocked game & puzzle cabinet to the amazing kitchen. We loved every single moment of our stay. The staff is attentive and Hank is our go to man for anything & everything! Not to mention our second year catering a private dinner with Sofia. Our dinner was beyond delicious and we look forward to many more years of family dinner nights with her. I cannot say thank you enough! Until next year.
ALI - AUGUST 2021
We had an amazing experience at Vaya Vida. The house looked just as nice as its pictured, and the upstairs master was even nicer than we expected. Beautiful views and a great, quiet location. Hank and the rest of the staff was so lovely and helped us with everything we could have possibly needed. The hospitality was beyond any airbnb experience we've ever had, and we were so grateful to have someone on-call to help with anything we needed. If you're considering it, stay here!