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RESIDENCIAS REEF-Magnificant Beach & Pool Front Views/ 3 King Bedroom/2 Pools

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,780 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 King Beds; Large private terraces; resort style property; HEATED pools


Our home has magnificent views of the beach, ocean and pool. (Building 2/ 2nd floor).

This is our Personal Vacation home with top-notch amenities and not a business, that we are pleased to make available to Respectful guests . We excel at making sure you have a wonderful experience in our home and have had hundreds of guests over the years (many are annual repeats) please see comments. Thanks, Mark

I work for " Westwood Holdings Group" in Dallas if you would like to verify me.


1,700 sq.feet living space plus 2 large terraces.

•Overlooks private beach and heated beach-side pool (40 yards away). 2 heated pools on property.

•Large terrace with dining table/electric grill.

•Free WIFI

•3 KING beds/ high quality mattresses and pillows.

•2 bathrooms with large walk-in showers and Great Water Pressure!!

•Separate Air Conditioner & thermostat in each room (each room can control their own desired sleeping temperature).

•Kitchen-Fully Equipped.

••TV- U.S. Dish Network (english)

•Free phone calls to US and Canada (Vonage service)

•Beach Towels, Hairdryers.

•2 Heated Pools with restrooms, rinse showers, diving equipment fresh water dunk tank; library and shaded areas.

•Private/Quiet beach with 50 lounge chairs (so you won't have to worry about whether one will be available like most properties and hotels.)

•The complex has 24 hour gated-security (known as a safe complex. My kids grew up on this property).

•Maid Service (Elena) included as frequently as you prefer-just let Victor know what days you would like her to clean.

•Bottled Water included (5 gallon dispenser in kitchen).

•Short 100 yard walk on the beach to 5 different Beach Clubs (Paradise;

•Pier on our beach is available for your preferred dive boat pickup .

(We do NOT have a gym or tennis courts)

•Water Sports Activity Desk on 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

Rates are inclusive of all costs other than tips for my wonderful maid and guest rep.


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) and security can assist with your luggage.

RESIDENCIAS REEF Resort are privately owned condominiums located on Paradise Beach, one of the largest and best natural beaches in Cozumel (15 miles south of the Cozumel Airport). There are 2 heated pools on our spread-out tropical landscaped property of 4, 3-story buildings (we are not a density high rise property ). Our property and beach are not crowded and is quiet. We are very close walking distance to several beach clubs with restaurants and that 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. Taxi's are always waiting outside our security gate.


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. I personally elect full insurance coverage (collision and liability)with no deductible which costs approx. $35/day.

-TAXI's are always waiting outside of our security gate.

*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.


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)


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 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.


The terrace has a round 42' table with 6 chairs, chaise lounge chairs and an electric GRILL.

Keywords: Beach Vacation Rental Condominium

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Mark

I work for Westwood Holdings Group, a publicly traded (NYSE:WHG) investment management company in Dallas. 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 ).

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

Why Mark chose Cozumel

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).

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

my guests want to post their reviews on just one site, so email me for the link to review their will be impressed!!!!
Apr 2010
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Cozumel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • -HOA rules must be adhered to or may be asked to vacate the property. No more than 6 people unless written approval. -Sleeping only in bedrooms.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
  • 2 Full bath with large walk in shower No bathtub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (3) with firm mattresses Each has own a/c unit to control your own temp. Quality linens Big closets & dressers/ storage
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We do our very best to maintain air conditioning, all appliances, plumbing and Wifi but are not responsible for providing a refund if they are not working. Things can break unexpectedly and we are on an island and not always able to resolve issues immediately. Snorkel/Dive excursions,JetSkis,Sailboat rentals available on property.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 81 reviews
Saint John , NB

Residencias Reef Lives Up to Expectations and More

  • 5 of 5

Found great deal on flights and booked the whole family for a Christmas vacation. Discovered Mark's condo on Homeaway and the whole experience was top notch. Regular and timely communication with the owner and the transaction went like clockwork. We needed an extra bed, so Mark paid for an inflatable bed that we bought with us and left it in the condo. Condo was as advertised, complete with appliances, and everything you'd expect in a modern kitchen. Fridge is large and freezer makes plenty of ice fast for drinks. Beds comfortable, plenty of furniture for 6 people. Plenty of beach towels in the condo ( which was a plus). Victor, the concierge is available upon request and helpful but not intrusive...speaks English and is accessible by phone or email. Elena (housekeeper) comes when you need her to and looks after the condo, takes out trash, changes linens and towels etc. She is great.

Condo has great wifi, Cable TV and Vonage phone....not that we used much except the wifi. Parking available for rental is convenient, and guys on the gate very helpful...

The property is VERY well maintained. Pools are clean, heated to about 85F and pretty quiet. Loungers in good condition. Beach is groomed everyday. Bring water shoes if you don't like having to pick your way across smooth coral... it didn't bother me , but my 80 year old mom was reluctant. Snorkelling is ok - mostly grass beds - a few coral heads as you head over to the Secrets dock. Plenty of fish though ( trumpet, angel, scorpion, tangs, parrot, and yes barracuda) Watch out for loco jet skiers from the beach clubs - just stay within the buoys and be alert.

Dive operators will pick you up on the Secrets dock next charge and very convenient.

All in all a great experience from beginning to end... would highly recommend and would return again. Both for the property and the condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smoot, WY

Ocean paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place for our dive vacation! Clean and comfortable, with a view of the ocean, and the dive pier within walking distance for our morning dives. We were picked up and dropped off at the pier. Residencias Reef is in a quiet, safe location. There was no scrambling for a lounge chair--plenty to be had at all times of the day, either at the pools or beach. We rented a van for the week for our family of 6 and enjoyed exploring the island. The condo had everything we needed, and Elena did a good job of keeping things clean. We loved that there were plenty of beach towels available. Nice balconies off the living room and master bedroom. Mark provided lots of information; great tips on restaurants, and he answered lots of questions. Several beach clubs to the south for a snack or lunch. One of our all-time favorite vacations!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo - Want for nothing

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 stayed at this condo for a week and had a great time! The 3 bedroom condo was a perfect choice for us and it has everything you need. The kids had the sound bar hooked up for the music within minutes of entering the place and it was fantastic family time in the evenings in the condo. Definitely preferred all of us in the same room at the condo during the evenings as opposed to different resort hotel rooms. We enjoyed our time down at the great beach as well as down at the pools. The overall facilities of Residencias Reef is well up kept and it is so nice not fighting for chairs everyday.

Mark responded to inquiries and requests before and during our stays very quickly.

Victor met us at the airport and stopped by to check on us multiple times during our stay and was able to help out where needed. He also responded quickly to any questions we had via texts.

Elena had a smile on her face every time we saw her and the kids had some fun learning a little Spanish from her and they taught her a little English.

Great Place! Great Location!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Accommodations for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, TX

Fantastic Condo

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From a small town

Very comfortable, quiet, and high quality condo.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cozumel (CZM)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cozumel Country Club
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Nights stayed beyond the weekly rate are charged the per night rate. The reason is that it is nearly impossible to rent partial weeks.
Refund policy: Refundable only if I can re-rent your dates at the same price or if airlines cancel due to hurricane warning.
Dates not held until deposit is received.
Maid is included (tips are not included)
Bottled water, bar soap, toilet paper is included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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