Steve and Lindell, the owners of Villa Makax are from Wrightsville Beach, NC. They arrived here in 1972, and fell in love with Isla Mujeres. In 1975 they purchased an unfinished house on Sac Bajo and over the last 45 years, their love for Mexico and particularly Isla, is shown through the manner in which they carved out this piece of paradise.
Every stone, every block, every tile was placed with care and love for the land. As pioneers of the North American community on the island, they have experienced and participated in the tremendous growth and prosperity of the community. The depth of their combined love for Mexico and Isla Mujeres is reflected in all corners and crevices of the cottages.
Steve and Lindell are best known on Isla for their dedicated work with the challenged children of the island. Commonly known as The Little Yellow School House, Amor a la Niñez (Love of the childhood) was established in 1998 by local women in a small 6 by 8 foot classroom. The school is supported by donations only, there is no cost to the families.