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One of the best ways to have a great holiday is to book novel and unique accommodation. The world is full of stunning accommodation options that no one would ever forget. For example, in Idaho, one can live in a potato (now that's different!). One of the most rewarding things one can do to enhance one's trip is to look for bizarre and interesting accommodation. Some accommodation can even be the highlight of one's trip.

Mexico's Isla Mujeres also boasts eye-catching accommodation called Couch Shell House - one look and one will be planning one's group party there in no time. Fortunately, the house is also affordable for most people on holiday in Mexico. Another unique accommodation one can experience in Mexico City is the Quetzalcoatl's Nest - it is an Airbnb built in the shape of a snake from Aztec mythology.


Couch Shell House - The Artist House With Caribbean Infusion

Couch Shell House has a lovely sea-washed white and is tucked away on a stunning Mexican island in the Caribbean just off the coast of the Yucatán peninsula. It is ideal for relaxing and parties with a stunning outdoor swimming pool and everything everyone would need.

  • Designer/Owner: Octavio Ocampo

The Conch Shell House has been built with an eye for detail. One will feel how it has been built to fuse it with the Caribbean. Shell House was designed and built by an artist who still lives nearby (he and his wife are on hand to make guests enjoy their stay). The artist/owner is Octavio Ocampo, who is one of the most famous artists in Mexico. The house is even decorated with paintings of mermaids by Octavio Ocampo.

The Shell House offers a relaxing environment for an unforgettable summer home vacation. It is located on Isla Mujeres (Spanish for "Women Island"), that's located 8 miles from the mainland coast. The island has around 12,600 inhabitants and has a reputation for its relaxing atmosphere.

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Couch Shell House Facilities And What To Except

Couch Shell House comes with two bedrooms and air conditioning, and it has the sound and smell of the sea. The waters of the Caribbean are just a few footsteps away. The main part of the house has a living area and a kitchenette down on the ground floor. The master bedroom is located on the second floor. The master bedroom's headboard is even stylized as a massive scallop shell.

Next door, there is also a second room with a king-sized bed and a bathroom.


  • Beds: 2 King Beds
  • Kitchen: Kitchenette
  • Pool: Private Swimming Pool

The house has a unique character. The interior living area has no corners - instead, it's completely round. The sinks in the bathrooms are made of conch shells, while the taps have been fashioned out of coral. Even the towel racks have been made from seashells.

  • Location: Isla Mujeres Near Yucatán Peninsula
  • Built: 2001

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Booking The Conch Shell House

The Conch Shell House is listed on Airbnb and is available to be rented for private events and parties - alternatively, it can be a superb romantic getaway. It is a gated property where one can enjoy privacy. It is spacious and can fit either two families or two couples.

To get to the island, one needs to fly into the Cancun International Airport - and then take a 25-minute taxi to the docks and then a 20-minute ferry to the island. Once there, there is a concierge available next door to help one settle in.

  • Maid Service: Twice A Week (No Maid Service For A Two-Day Stay)
  • Price: $293.00 Per Night
  • Rating: 4.73 / 5.00 On Airbnb

Note that there are geckos in the house, and they are just part of the furniture both inside and outside the house. If guests are afraid of geckos, they are advised not to book the property (the geckos are also harmless).

To book the property, see its listing on Airbnb and plan one's next trip.

Guests rank the property highly, having 4.73 / 5.00 stars with 363 reviews on Airbnb. Ask at check-in, and they can even secure a golf cart to rent so that they can scoot around the island (one really needs a golf cart to get around the island).