Terry Benjamin

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Cozumel Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2.5 baths, Sleeps 6

25% off 5 plus day stay thru Nov.

A recent guest said “it was like staying in a Presidential Suite at a 5 star hotel.” All reviews rave about the place. Read them!

• Top floor(8th) of new building-no noise above

• 1900 Sq. Ft. on 1 floor

• Floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows

35 Foot long balcony overlooks ocean

• King Bed, Queen Bed & Queen pullout

• High speed Wifi, free US/Canada calls both directions

•Snorkeling & Scuba across the street

•Great pool, Hot Tub, Tennis Courts & Gym

•24/7 Security

Our 1900 sq. ft. condo is located on the top floor of an elegant 8 story building that has just been completed----Palmar Condominiums. It is becoming THE place to stay in Cozumel for good reason. The grounds and building are very elegant and the amenities are first class. Our has wall to wall, floor to ceiling glass leading out onto a 35 ft. long deck with a magnificent view of the ocean! Look at the pictures. And, go to link to see more pictures/video of Palmar complex.

A small beach club across the street provides a place to sun in the sand. It also provides easy access to one of the top shore snorkeling sites on the island as evidenced by the fact that many snorkel boat operators bring literally hundreds of their paying customers to this spot every day (see photo). This area also provides a nice shore dive as a warm up before diving the deeper reefs. While diving and snorkeling we have seen eels and lobsters in the coral formations just below our place as well of thousands of fish large and small.

A beautiful very large private pool has a huge tiled area surrounding it with chairs, A Palmar residents holds yoga classes there twice week you can go to. The cabanas, shaded 'beds' and pool side wifi makes it a place you can hag out for hours and a hot tub offers a great place to watch sunsets. The pool area has become the gathering place of residents of Palmar and vacations renters. Most units in Palmar are owned by who are local professionals. Several others are Americans who live there permanently or spend several months a year in Cozumel. It is a great place to local meet people, hang out and watch the activity on the ocean. A private tennis court, game room (pool, ping pong) and gym are part of the complex and can be used by our guests.

Palmar is situated in the 'south' hotel district which means it is about 5 minutes, by car/taxi, or a 25 minute walk from downtown. It is also right in the heart of lots of activity in the south hotel district. You can walk across the street to go snorkeling or to the dive shop and you have quick access to restaurants and shops, including a 24 hr convenience store located just below the pool area.

As you will see in the photos the views are magnificent. By being on the 8th (top) floor your view 'from above' lets you clearly see the incredible variety of greens and blues that has made Cozumel's waters famous. You also have a wonderful vantage point to watch cruise ships come and go as well as sail boats, snorkelers and other boats seemingly dance across the sparking turquoise water during the day. Then, every evening you watch the sun set in the Caribbean. It is truly a magical place to stay.

You might want to plan your day so you can enjoy the beach, water or town during the day & be home to enjoy watching the sunset from the large balcony which is where we find ourselves spending most of our time. Mornings are glorious......breakfast on the balcony while looking down into the incredible water is something we never tire of.

We also like the fact that the building does not directly face west. The building was wisely designed slightly facing south so you get the sunset views without the afternoon sun making it too hot to enjoy the balcony as the sun goes down. This may seem a small is not. Many condos face directly west and although views can be good it is too hot to be outside until after sunset. The buildings layout also knocks down wind. We have sat on the balcony and watched storms blow across the sea with lightening flashing in the distance. Quite a show.

We have taken pains to decorate the condo beautifully and to furnish the kitchen with first class cookware and other things needed by those who love to cook. If you prefer to have a local cook for you that can be arranged at a reasonable cost by our local property manager.

There are two bedrooms and each has its own bath. There is a queen sized pullout couch in the living room and a guest bathroom near the entry way so people staying on the pullout do not have to bother fellow guests in the middle of the night.

A washer and dryer are in a utility room. All cleaning supplies are provided as is maid service when you leave. You can get more cleaning if you would like for a modest fee (about $25)

For divers, the dive shop across the street (Del Mar Aquatics) offers 10% discounts for people staying in our condo if you do at least 3 days of diving with them. It is a top notch, full service shop. They also have lockers for your gear.

Our local property management company will make sure you get settled in and check in every 2-3 days to insure your stay is what you hoped for. They can also coach you about things you want to know about.........things to do, places to shop, restaurants, etc.

As you can tell by reading this we intend to make this a first class condo that you will remember staying at for the rest of your life. We think this is why so many people staying with us keep coming back! We love Cozumel and want you to love your stay.

I love talking about Cozumel so feel free to call me with questions.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Terry Benjamin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
Show Phone Number
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english

About Terry Benjamin

Cathy and I live in Colorado and LOVE Cozumel. She is an attorney and I am the Director of a human service agency. After visiting Cozumel for 25 years we were fortunate enough to buy a truly spectular condo that we hope to spend more time in as the years pass.

Terry Benjamin purchased this condo in 2009

Why Terry Benjamin chose Cozumel

Palmar is a first class property so it is a wonderful place to spend time when you are not out and about.

Cozumel is a very relaxed, laid back place to be and has some of the best diving in the world. We love the specific area in which our place is located. As you can see in photos the cruise ships come and go in front of our place. Those floating cities create a romantic magic that is a source of entertainment in the morning when they arrive and even more so when they sunset...lit from stem to stern. Plus, there is a lot of small boat activity in the waters below our place that we find entertaining. We chose to be on the 8th floor because it provides a front row seat to an ocean full of activity. We also chose this location because we did not want to be too close to town. Being in the 'south' hotel district means you are closer to the really great beaches which are a few miles south of town. If you are in the 'north' hotel district you have to drive thru town to get to the best beaches which can take an extra 15-20 min.

Last but not least, the owners/managers of Palmar are totally committed to making Palmar a gem on the island. As you will see in guest reviews the staff is very friendly and helpful and when issues crop up are very responsive to us and to our guests.

What makes this condo unique

Most people living in Palmar are year around residents are are successful business people on the island. It is a great mix of Anglos and Mexicans which makes it feel a less touristy. This has been a wonderful plus for us and something that is impossible to get in a hotel full of tourists.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a lovely condo that has many excellant features. When we walked into the condo, it still had the "new" smell. The beds were very comfortable - sheets and towels were good quality. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utencils and pots/pans. We spent hours on the balcony in the mornings and evenings watching the activity below. The condo is convenient to downtown and the south end beaches. It was easy to hail a taxi - fares from this location are very reasonable. The pool is large and the tile decking and chairs were new. There is also a small convenience store on the front side of the complex for beer, water, snacks, ATM, etc. There are also many small restaurants within a short walking distance from the condo. The owners were very responsive to questions we had prior to our trip and the management company on site stopped by almost every day to see if we needed anything. We enjoyed our stay here and would rent the condo again!
Jun 2009
  • 1 of 3

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.



based on 29 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Book by 9/27 get 25% off. Your View!!! 5 Star Reviews. See Pictures.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 29 reviews
Book by 9/27 get 25% off. Your View!!! 5 Star Reviews. See Pictures.
-+1 303 579-4089
Cozumel Quintana Roo

Spectacular Penthouse Home! Can't wait to return

Spectacular Penthouse Home! Can't wait to return
  • 5 of 5
This is truly a magnificent penthouse vacation home. The photos are beautiful but do not do the unit justice in my opinion. The building is superb quality with glass and chrome balconies and shiny tile floors, all perfectly maintained. Modern everything, quiet, great property managers. Close to downtown Cozumel, scuba diving, snorkeling and great little restaurants. I went with my three grown children and my step-daughter to celebrate the publication of my 2nd book and my two sons graduations from college, and could not have been more pleased. We will be back!

Hint : fly into Cozumel directly, while the cab and ferry are convenient, it is too time consuming and a bit crowded.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. it is quite a place! Look forward to your next visit.
Book by 9/27 get 25% off. Your View!!! 5 Star Reviews. See Pictures.
-+1 303 579-4089
Cozumel Quintana Roo

Outstanding. Terry it surpassed our expectations.

  • 5 of 5
Your condo is superb. Great location. I will be back. Thank you again. Everything was clean and well maintained. You provided excellent customer service. I will definitely refer your condo to my friends and family. Really love the La Mission on Ave. Centro. Best lobster on the island. A 2 pounder for $26.00. Can't beat it.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you had a good time. Thanks for staying with us and would love to have you back again.
Book by 9/27 get 25% off. Your View!!! 5 Star Reviews. See Pictures.
-+1 303 579-4089
Cozumel Quintana Roo

Great family location away from tourist traps!

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely loved our stay at this place. Outstanding price, location and perfect for a family vacation. We have three boys, including an 18 month old and there was plenty of space for everyone to sleep comfortably. Kids spent a lot of time at the pool and my oldest learned how to swim there. A large section of the pool is only 1 foot deep, so our 18 month old was able to walk around and enjoy it. Kitchen was really convenient and we did a lot of cooking at home. Couldn't have picked a better location and staff was super friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back and recommend it to anyone going to Coz!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so cool that your oldest learned to swim in the Palmar pool!!!! Look forward to having you back. Next time you can take your oldest snorkeling across the street :)
Thanks for the kind words and so happy you had a great time.
Book by 9/27 get 25% off. Your View!!! 5 Star Reviews. See Pictures.
-+1 303 579-4089
Cozumel Quintana Roo

Exactly as described!!!

  • 5 of 5
This unit is definitely a highly valued home away from home. The photos, descriptions, and 5 star reviews are spot on. This is the first time I have used VRBO and the experience was perfect! I always do extensive research before locking down a vacation. I also did a little research on the owner (Terry) and found that he has a very honest and successful history as well. Furthermore, I learned that he only lives 25 or miles from us and had a chance to speak to him on the phone. This entire property is immaculate and is well kept and secure although Cozumel is safe in itself. Our advise is to rent a car and only prepare your breakfast and some lunches here. Venture out and experience the local restaurants for dinner. Burritos Gorditos ans El Moro are #1 and # 2 on trip advisor for a reason but, El Moro is our favorite restaurant on the island. If you are questioning this property, just ask Terry for my number and I will be happy to back him up to help convince you that this is truly part of the "Best of Cozumel". Thanks Terry for sharing your "Home away from Home" with us. We will be back if we don't become Cozumel neighbors one day.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our place. We work hard at making sure everyone enjoys Palmar and our condo.

I am glad I did well on your check on me. :) In case your are curious I was the Executive Director of a well respected local non-profit organization in our area that helped homeless and hungry families......for 33 years. Hope you make it back soon. Maybe as neighbor in Palmar?
Book by 9/27 get 25% off. Your View!!! 5 Star Reviews. See Pictures.
-+1 303 579-4089
Cozumel Quintana Roo

Excellent view spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5
We travelled to Cozumel in May 2014.Just starting the rainy season in Cozumel. Most of the time was still sunny.
The best thing to stay in this condo is that you can directly contact the owner, Terry. He is very nice and very responsible person, care for his clients needs. Even answer your phone immediately.
This Condo located on 8th floor , top floor. very quiet , excellent view on the balcony if IT IS NOT RAINY .
Beautiful sunset view for many days. comfortable beds with Memory foam top King size. both rooms.
Full size kitchen and everything you needed for cooking is already there.
Very large Glass top dinning table . Very clean white marble floor . When we arrived everything was clean including bathroom and kitchen stove, except the dishwasher clod by previous user. But the management immediately send someone to fix it next day. The good thing is that the management office is at the entrance floor. open Mon--Fri.
Laundry is in suite.
Location to many restaurants in walking distance, but need to take $7 to downtown.
There are many shops and mall in Cruise ship terminal near by. Dive shop near by .
Rocky beach just across the street.
Best of the 2 worlds, quiet and convenient.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I REALLY strive to make everything work for folks who stay at our place and the local management team feels the same way. Now, if I could just figure out how to control the rain. :)
Book by 9/27 get 25% off. Your View!!! 5 Star Reviews. See Pictures.
-+1 303 579-4089
Cozumel Quintana Roo
near Westcliffe, CO

Exceeded my expectations

  • 5 of 5
We thought from the photos that this looked like a good deal on a nice place. When we walked in, we were amazed - the photos don't begin to show the spaciousness and quality.
We've spent about a year of our lives off and on in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, and this is definitely the best deal we've ever found.
Being on the top floor made it very quiet, which is a rare luxury in Cozumel.
Everything was super clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and efficient and most speak English well. The pool and jacuzzi are also very nice. And the note in the description about the building facing southwest instead of due west is key - without that the late afternoon sun would be brutal, as it is it's pleasant.
The owners are very friendly and easy to deal with.
BTW, another good spot for snorkeling is two miles down the coast at Dzul Ha (where the Money Bar is now.) And if you scuba, absolutely do not miss Santa Rosa Wall - it's as good as anything I've seen in the Caribbean.
Wish we'd booked an extra week - next time we will.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Email Owner Contact Me



Rentadora Isis
"Our local property manager referred us to this car rental company a few years ago and we hav..."
Paradise Beach
"This is the most laid back of all the beach clubs. It is also the furthest from town. Bec..."
Car: not necessary

Palmar is in the 'south' hotel district. Lots of new shops, restaurants, bars, etc in the area. All within 5 minute walk.

Email Owner Contact Me



Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Cozumel Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
fall 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
pre holiday 2014
Nov 16 2014 - Dec 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
holiday 2014
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
winter/spring peak 2015
Jan 6 2015 - May 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
spring shoulder 2015
May 3 2015 - Jun 13 2015
4 night minimum stay
summer 2015
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.0%
Notes Price is for 4 people.
Total price includes a cleaning service when you leave. Additional cleanings about $25.
Pet fee $25.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
Email Owner Contact Me



Cozumel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 8 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    liviing room - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Email Owner Contact Me

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Tell us about your trip, then book it

Enter dates to calculate a quote