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Letters from guests of Casa Martia.

February 2010

Mary Ann,

With great regret and a wonderful batch of memories, we departed your incredible Casa Martia yesterday afternoon.  It was a spectacular trip.  Your home is just perfect, and Martha and Jose could not have been more gracious and accommodating.  I could go on and on, and I'd be more than happy to write a testimonial for the web site if you'd like.  We just couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our vacation.  Both your home and the town of Puerto Morelos make it nearly impossible not to relax and forget your snowbound cares, and that's just what we did. 

Thank you so very much, and our two families are already strategizing to lock in the same week next year so we can start looking forward to our return immediately.

Many, many thanks,
Caroline M.

Christmas, 2006

Hola Mary Ann and Steven-

Casa Martia is fabulous! We were very sad to leave the warmth of Puerto Morelos, Jose and Martha. We fell in love with PM. What a wonderful town with great food, people who embraced you and a sense of comfort that we have not found anywherelse.

Casa Martia was larger than the pictures as you said. There was ample room that everyone slept so comfortably and the "boys" were very happy on there side of the house! A beautiful house, lovely view and the ocean and the sound of the waves all made for a perfect vacation.
Martha was so warm and wonderful to us. She was most gracious in all ways and a fabulous cook and a spotless housekeeper.  I would love her recipe for guacamole. She is invaluable to have around.

Jose always had a smile for us. It was amazing that we could actually communicate with each other. He was so helpful in many ways, always respected our privacy and took care of whatever needed tending to at the house.

Thank you so much for sharing your house with us and a very, very special part of the world.

We hope to return one day to Casa Martia and Puerto Morelos...we are in love with both!
Pam F.


Sept. 28,  2008

"We found Casa Martia on the internet, so we weren't quite sure what to expect.  We were more than pleasantly surprised to find that it was even better in person than we thought it would be.  There were 3 couples on this trip, so the 3 master suites were ideal... all with large, private bathrooms and their own balcony.  The kitchen was set up well and cooking was easy.  We were glad not to have to go out for meals all the time.

Jose, the caretaker, made sure everything was just right and made sure to lock up when we forgot.  Marta, our contact and housekeeper, did a fabulous job.  Besides keeping everything clean, she was a great help in booking snorkeling trips.  It was really nice to have a local to point us in the right direction when we wanted to do something.

We did enjoy the town a Peurto Morelos for dining, but truly spent most of our time at the casa pool and walking the beach.  It was a beautiful place to relax.  We'll be back!"

Laura D.


May 9, 2005

"Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful, fantastic time we had last week at Casa Martia. It was more than we ever expected, the website and pictures you sent me does not do your place justice! It was absolutely perfect we didn't want to leave! I may have been converted from a resort girl to a private house girl. Martha and Jose were just great!

We found the log book and each one of us made an entry. We went to PM twice, Playa once and Cancun once, other than that we never left the house. Between the 4 of us we must have taken over 250 pictures even got up early a couple of mornings to watch the sunrise and got some great pictures of that. I took a great picture of Jose and the dogs and would like to send it to him, can you provide me with that info?

Again, thanks so much for working with us on renting the house.  We hope to plan another trip next year, or sooner if we can all swing it!"


Feb. 14, 2005

“When we arrived at Casa Martia last week, I stepped out of the car in awe. Even though I had seen pictures, the beauty was beyond my wildest imagination. I stood there looking at the house, pool, trees and ocean and the peacefulness filled my body, deep into my soul…as I walked through the house tour with Martha I knew this would be a vacation I would never forget.  Actually I never wanted it to end.

We had a wonderful time and Martha and Jose were so much a part of that. We felt safe the whole time, even when the girls were there alone….It has already been decided that we will be back, but next time we are staying two weeks.”

From Becky H. and family,  MO


April 2, 2005

“Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to rent your lovely vacation home. We had a wonderful and relaxing time. The weather was terrific. Jose and Martha are terrific representatives/hosts and helped to ensure that everything was worry-free.

I hope to visit Mexico again and will surely return to Puerto Morelos and be contacting you to stay at Casa Martia again. I will also be passing along info about your home, so look forward to more inquiries from New Jersey. If anyone requests a reference-please fell free to pass the request along to me.

Muchas gracias!”

From Dorina F.,  NJ


March 17, 2005

“I just want to tell you that it was the best vacation our family ever had…the trip was sheer magic! There is so much to do in the area! The more adventurous of us were thrilled with those opportunities. But we all loved ‘coming home’ to Casa Martia where we could really relax and enjoy each other in beautiful, comfortable surroundings. That master bedroom is the best room I have ever slept in! I woke up every couple of hours just to enjoy the sounds of the wind in the trees and the shadows they made on the walls, not to mention the sunrise! 

Jose and Martha were wonderful.   It really was heaven on earth.  We have told everyone about it.

Thank you.  I hope we can do it again some day.”

From Rebecca B.,  MA

June 19, 2004

“We got back last night from Casa Martia. We had the most wonderful time. Got some much needed rest and relaxation. My husband slept so much he thought he was over medicated from his Paxil. Come to find out it was just Casa Martia. His favorite spot was under the palms near the beach. Jose found him asleep all the time. 

Jose was great and so was Martha. Somehow we communicated with him with my very limited Spanish and his hand movements. Jose turned out to be a great amigo to us.

Puerto Morelos was something of a surprise. It is so quaint and clean. Most Mexican towns for that size do not look that good and the little grocery store was great. 

…If we can’t come to Casa Martia (for our next vacation)  we will stay home. It was hard returning to the real world because your Casa satisfied every sense we needed. 

Thank you so much for opening your home to us. It was PERFECT!”

From Bennie and Debbie B., TX


June 10, 2004

“We had such a wonderful time and we have decided when we come back to Mexico, that Casa Martia is the ONLY place we will stay. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your little piece of Heaven!

God Bless you.”

From Phyllis, Johnny, Joshua and John, GA


April 13, 2004

“We loved staying at your wonderful home. Everything was even better than we thought. Martha is just great.  No wonder you named your home after her (I didn’t figure that out until we were leaving). It was very helpful having Jose on the premises and I had fun practicing my Spanish with him!

We loved Puerto Morelos. What a great little town. We walked there on the beach twice and drove several other times.  There are two places in PM to get your hair braided…the girl that works in Mamas Bakery told us where to go…

Thank you again for letting us stay in and enjoy your beautiful home.


From Lori F. and family,  OH


May 4, 2004

“Casa Martia was just wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Martha and Jose, per usual, have everything under control.  The house was immaculate and the grounds were very well kept. Our daughter and her fiance had a marvelous visit as well…on Day 1 of their visit we took him (snorkeling) right out to the reef. They loved Pelicanos and Hola Asia (restaurants in town).

You have a lovely oasis down there and it is always a pleasure to visit.”

Gary and Linda B.,  MA


March 4, 2004

“We arrived to an enormous rainbow over the sea---a rather auspicious beginning to a heavenly vacation. We just loved Martha and Jose; they were warm, respectful and professional—a delicate balancing act!

The house itself is lovely, the pictures don’t do it justice. We loved waking up in the morning to the ocean breezes, and watching the sun rise over the ocean. The pool was larger than we expected, and the coconut grove provided welcome shade. Jose thrilled the kids with coconut milk, freshly harvested. 

We brought our own snorkeling stuff and were glad we did---we used it often.  The boys saw a manta ray right in the ‘back yard’.

…Overall we’d give Casa Marti a 5-Star rating, hands down!  We definitely plan to come back, maybe with friends instead of kids next time.

Gracias, all the best, “

From Gwen N,  PA


February 28, 2004

“We enjoy the privacy of the property and the pool. The service of Jose was impeccable. The children had a great time. We would certainly consider coming here another time. Martha is ever so helpful. We really appreciate her help.”

From Irene and Ken T., Canada


Oct. 9,  2003

….we walked into this small piece of heaven. We totally relaxed and rejuvenated from our stressful lives. You home is perfect much more than we expected. We spent time relaxing and just spending time together, falling in love again every day.”

Janice and Rick K.,  WI