|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Hi, we are pleased to offer our personal vacation home with respectful guests. (Please, this is not a rental business nor party place).
Our condo overlooks the beach and heated pool approximately a 40 yards away.
BELOW I attempt to answer frequent questions regarding our LOCATION, AMENITIES , GROCERY stores and TRANSPORTATION.
Rates Include everything except tips for our wonderful maid, Elena; and, Victor, your guest representative. PLEASE CHECK the Rates & Calendar prior to inquiry.
Thank you, Mark
RESIDENCIAS REEF Resort are privately owned condominiums located on one of the largest and best natural beaches in Cozumel. There are 2 heated pools on beautifully Tropical-style landscaped property (we are not a high rise condo project). Our property and beach are not crowded and is quiet. We are very close walking distance to several beach clubs with restaurants and have lots of amenities for kids open until 6 pm.
PROPERTY LOCATION: 10 miles south of "town" (San Miguel); 15 miles south of the AIRPORT ;and, 3 mi. south of CHANKANAAB Park; consequently, away from the crowds of the cruise ship piers but a CAR or a TAXI is needed to go to grocery store; dinner restaurants and exploring.
Next door is an adults only resort called Secrets which has lots of taxis.
CONDO LOCATION: 2nd floor (out of 3 floors) in Building #2 - 40 yards to the pool and beach. Wide easy stairs to climb (NO elevator).
Direct views on the pool and beach from our 2 large terraces, living room and master bedroom.
- 1,700 sq.feet living space
-Overlooks private beach and 2 heated pools (40 yards away).
-2 Large terraces with dining table/electric grill.
-Free WIFI via Fiber Optic Cable
-High quality furnishings.
- KING beds/ comfortable mattresses and quality pillows in all 3 bedrooms.
- 2 bathrooms with large walk-in showers and Great Water Pressure.
-Separate Air Conditioner & thermostat in each room (this is nice feature as each person can control their own desired sleeping temperature).
-Kitchen is fully equipped.
-Dish Network with Flatscreen TV's in Living and master bedroom
-Free phone calls to US and Canada (Vonage service)
-Beach Towels, Hairdryers.
-2 Heated Pools with restrooms, rinse showers, refrigerator, library and shaded areas.
-Private/Quiet beach with lots of lounge chairs and thatch palapas.
-The complex is secure and has 24 hour gated-security (The area is known to be safe).
-Maid Service included as frequently as you prefer*
-Bottled Water included (5 gallon dispenser).
-Short 100 yard walk to 5 different Beach Clubs (Paradise; Carlos & Charlies;San Francisco) for lunch,snacks, kids activities.
*MAID/GUEST REP- Victor and Elena have been with me for many years and will be your local guest hosts. Victor, will greet you at the airport with keys but local union law prohibit him from transporting you or luggage. You will either use the airport Van service or rent a car.
He will arrange for Elena to clean on any days that you would like and can arrange for any activities and needs you may have.
-Pier on our beach is available for your preferred dive boat pickup .
-SPA next door at Secrets Resort
(We do NOT have a gym or tennis courts)
=Water Sports Activity Desk on our beach-Snorkeling; Diving; Jet Ski's; Fishing.
** The entry to the ocean from our beach has some rocky coral typical in Cozumel which makes for better snorkeling. You can walk in the water to swim but easiest with either water shoes or fins. Can also enter via the pier ladder or the beach clubs next door which are 100% sandy.
1. Huge Grocery Store called "Mega" is in town-8 miles from the condo. You will find most of the same items/brands as in U.S. at similiar prices and a complete liquor/beer/wine department.
2. 5 Beach Clubs 100 yards south. They offer lunch and snacks(Carlos & Charlies; Paradise Beach club; San Francisco Club).
3. Huge variety of terrific restaurants in town (cab or rent car needed).
4. Elena, our cleaning lady may be available to cook an awesome Mexican dinner or two during your stay if you like (check with Victor).
From the airport to the condo: There are no taxi's at the Airport (Union rule) so a shuttle van ($12/person) OR Car Rental. Avis/Hertz are in the airport terminal and
Thrifty/Dollar/Alamo/ are 200 yards off the airport property. Do a search on a website like Travelocity to compare rates.
-TAXI's are always waiting outside of our security gate.
How to RESERVE Our CONDO:
After reviewing the calendar and rates, please email me to confirm your interest. Your dates are held upon receiving your 50% deposit.
THANKS! Mark (owner)
Master bedroom has its own bath with walk-in shower; Flat screen TV; Dresser, 2 closets; nightstands and lounge chair. Terrace overlooks the beach and pool.
The 2 guest bedrooms share a bathroom with a large walk-in shower. Dressers, nightstands and lots of closet and cabinet space in bed and baths.
Furnished in tropical resort style. The living area has two ultasuede sofas, two large luxury rattan cushioned chairs, a cocktail table with four caster-wheel stools; 42' flat screen TV with wireless stereo sound bar; bluray DVD player and CD stereo in a large entertainment cabinet.
Fully-equipped kitchen has granite counters and mahogany cabinets. The counter has 4 handsome mahogany-crafted stools and the dining table has 6 seagrass woven chairs.
The terrace has a round 42' table with 6 chairs, 4 chaise lounge chairs and an electric GRILL.
Keywords: Vacation Rental Condominium
I work for Westwood Holdings Group, a publicly traded (NYSE:WHG) investment management company in Dallas. www.westwoodgroup.com . Grew up in Canada and St. Louis and came to Texas for college. Enjoy traveling to new places but also enjoy the benefits of vacation homes as it allows for the time to meet and enjoy local friends, the culture and practice Spanish. (Additional vacation home is located in Lake Tahoe www.vrbo.com/429007 ).
Renting is NOT my priority. My attitude for renting is to share these wonderful locations and homes with respectful guests and share the local culture. The income offsets operating costs and importantly assists in providing income and tips to Elena, my housekeeper, and Victor, whom is your guest rep. I am pleased to be of help in any way.
Mark purchased this condo in 2006
We purchased at Residencias Reef because it is a quiet, tropical resort style development with a large natural private beach; thus, feels like "vacation" as soon as we arrive. We feel safe anywhere on the island; the people are friendly; the quality of the activities and restaurants are very good, yet much less expensive than the eastern Caribbean and Hawaii; the water color and temperature are spectacular; cozumel is never crowded; it's fun to be in a different culture and practice Spanish; the golf course is never crowded (except in the morning when numerous cruise ships are docked).
(Cozumel is a quiet island and not really for those seeking lots of people for a party nightlife).
Fantastic views from the living room/Master bedroom and terraces; Private/quiet beach; beautiful tropical development; 2 Heated pools; away from town and the cruise ships so very quiet; short walk to beach clubs for lunch and entertainment for kids.
my guests want to post their reviews on just one site, so email me for the link to review their comments...you will be impressed!!!!
We stayed a week - needed 3 bedrooms for 3 couples. This condo fit the bill perfectly. It's away from the busy downtown and cruise ship terminals, quiet without feeling secluded. We rented a car (recommended) and it was an easy 15 minute drive to the two food stores in town. The pools and beach at the condo were perfect. Mark always responded to my emails while down there very quickly. Everything that required instructions labeled correctly and a comprehensive guidebook prepared for all things Cozumel. There are books to read, games to play, movies to watch. Victor was great - gave us good suggestions, answered all our questions, always had a smile on his face and every outing he arranged for us was perfect. I left my coat on the plane when we arrived in Cozumel and thought I would never see it again. Victor knows the head of security at the airport and found my coat!!! Seems Victor knows everyone. We had a meal prepared for us by Esparanza and was amazing. We were hoping our flights would be cancelled so we can stay longer. We always felt safe no matter the hour. We highly recommend staying here!!! We did eat at Paradise Beach which is a 3 minute walk from the condo - would not recommend it, the Money Bar is a fun place to go to watch the sunset.....You can go snorkeling right off the dock shown in the pictures here....and see some neat fish. Enjoy your stay - it will be hard not to!!!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo mid-July 2014. Cozumel was wonderful and the condo was the absolute perfect combination of peace and quiet located next to fun activities for the kids (and adults).
Victor and Elena were fabulous. Elena kept the place spic-n-span while we were there. Victor was helpful from the time we landed til the time we left. (We got a parking ticket one night. I guess we were that hungry on that particular night that we didn't notice the parking signage.) Victor even took care of that for us. Top notch local information was provided by the owner and Victor before and during our stay. Their recommendation for a fishing guide was also wonderful. They guys had a great day on the boat while Mom went to the spa next door.
The Condo Resort was very clean and all the property workers and security workers were friendly and helpful. I'll mention again that the resort was very quiet and peaceful.
This condo complex is extremely beautiful, and the exterior landscaping and pools are well maintained. This particular condo is comfortable and exactly as described. Everyone in our party enjoyed the stay as we felt safe, as though it was our home for the week! Victor checked on us every day and provided the perfect suggestions when we asked about places to eat, cruise ship schedules, busyness of island traffic, directions, authentic and local eateries, and activities. Elena maintained the condo daily and did a marvelous job making us feel welcomed. The condo was extremely clean and well-maintained. We rented a car for the week and we highly recommend that those staying at Residencias Reef do this as well. We enjoyed the independence that a car provided when considering food, activities, and grocery shopping. We highly recommend Mark as he was helpful in answering questions prior to our trip and provided information for options to get from the airport to the condo. He was also available during our stay, had we needed to ask any questions. The beach is very quiet compared to the beach clubs further down the beach. This was a nice feature since we could walk a short distance to be around beachside food, drink and people if we wished, or we could stay on our own beach and enjoy the quietness. The ocean in front of the condos does have a reef, so we took our Keens and thoroughly enjoyed the ocean at all times of day. We did our grocery shopping in town at Mega, and the condo had plentiful supplies to do our own cooking.
Paradise Beach club has great food under a solid thatched structure. We ate at Ocean VIP club also, but it was more like eating under a tent. Do be aware that both of these beach clubs give you the bill with a tip already added into the total. Other restaurants on the island did not do this and we prefer to tip according to service. We enjoyed eating at Mr. Sanchos and El Coctelito also. We also picked up some pizza from Pizza Hut one evening because we missed our American food a bit.
We would recommend the parasailing and jet skiing at the nearby Ocean VIP beach club. The guys there do a great job with both. Cozumel FlyBoarding, in town was so much fun for our son. We also went to see the San Gervasio Mayan ruins and took the guided tour. We enjoyed the guide's sense of humor and her dog Maya.
Thank you so much, Mark! We had a great time at your condo. It was perfect.
This condo, its complex and location are absolutely great. Aside from the roomy and comfortable accommodations, the view of the gulf, pool and mangroves from 2 balconies really make it enjoyable. Within walking distance to several beach bars, but it really quiets down at night. We had a most enjoyable trip and this condo helped make it that way. We dove with Paul and Sergio of Aquatic Sports and Expeditions. They were great also. Picked us up on dock in front of condo -another plus!
This is an awesome condo with a wonderful view of the beach. Nice quiet location. The kitchen is one of the better equipped condos we've stayed at. Victor was very helpful and Elena does excellent work. We will certainly keep this condo on our list to return to. The owner was very helpful and easy to work with. Thank you Mark!
Our party of 5 really enjoyed this beautiful condo and the property itself. Condo is well furnished with everything you'd need and very comfortable and roomy. Mark was very responsive and helpful, as was Viktor, the island rep. The beach here is excellent and we brought a condo cooler down to our palapa to enjoy a cool one! Great snorkeling on the north side of the pier; also snorkeled and had lunch at Veradera by Playa Uvas and lunch and snorkeling at Corona Beach bar/restaurant. Diving was again excellent at Palancar, Santa Rosa, and this year's favorite, Columbia, with some huge Barracuda, nurse shark, lobsters, rays and tons of fish. Our favorite meal (ate there twice) was just a couple miles south at Alberto's, very casual beachside dining. They cook what they catch; we watched their fishermen land and bring in a cooler with the whole red snapper we ate within the hour.
A car for the week is recommended, as you are able to visit the many beachside restaurant/bars and many have snorkeling entries right there. This was our 5th visit to Cozumel, but first at this condo. We will return and hope we can stay at Mark's condo again!
Golf(Jack Nicklaus course), It's fun to rent a car/Jeep to explore the undeveloped side of the island with packing a lunch to to the sandy beaches and big waves; small shops and restaurants along the way! There are several public 'beach clubs' within short walking distance from the condo with activities for kids, restaurants and water sports
Dates not held until deposit is received.
Maid is included (tips are not included)
Bottled water, bar soap, toilet paper is included
50% deposit. Please, we do not hold dates until deposit is received.
Refund if we can re-rent your dates and at the same rate. We will do our best to work with you. We will refund if a hurricane warning is issued and airlines cancel flights to cozumel