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Affordable Beachfront Condo - Your 'Blue Heaven Rendezvous!'

Bedrooms Studio
Space 480 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This Caribbean 'Slice of Paradise' is nestled on beautiful San Francisco Beach, located on the exclusive southern part of the island. It is situated at the Residencias Reef, a luxury beachfront condominium.

Looking for beachfront? It doesn’t get any better than this!

Imagine going to sleep and waking up listening to the sound of the surf caressing the shore, right outside your own spacious, private second floor balcony. Step outside and wet your toes along a magnificent white sand beach that extends for miles! Swim or snorkel in Cozumel's warm crystal-clear waters, brimming with sea life. Just off the beach you will find a variety of angelfish, colorful parrotfish, blue tangs, butterflyfish, sea stars and other marine life. Bring an underwater light for night snorkeling and you may meet other local inhabitants, even an occasional octopus. Stroll along the beach to beachfront restaurants, a perfect atmosphere for lunch or dinner.

During the day, sun yourself in the sand or relax under shade trees, reading a good book and watching pelicans dive into the azure waters to catch a meal. The beach faces west, so in the evening you'll enjoy colorful Caribbean sunsets. Don't forget to bring your camera!

If the large pool is more your thing, then relax on a lounge chair between refreshing dips and enjoy the picturesque view of the beach and ocean from the tiled pool deck. After a full day of activities, sip a cool drink while relaxing with that special someone on your own private balcony. THIS IS TROPICAL LIVING AT ITS VERY BEST!

Keywords: Beachfront Condominium


More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About The Owner

Paul J. Mila retired after a successful corporate career, and now devotes his time to writing, scuba diving around the world, underwater photography, and speaking to groups about ocean conservation. He has enjoyed the opportunity to photograph and dive with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas, humpback whales in the Dominican Republic and the South Pacific Tonga Islands, diverse sea life in the Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Bonaire, Hawaii, Antigua, and in his home waters off Long Island, NY.

Paul's underwater pictures have been featured in magazines and on web sites related to scuba diving. Following the advice of writers who said to write about what you know and like, he has incorporated the ocean and diving as the core of his writing.

FIREWORKS is his third novel. Diving in the same waters as the characters in his books has enabled him to write with realism, and to describe for non-diving readers the beauty and wonder of exploring our undersea world.

He and his family reside in Carle Place, New York, a small town on Long Island.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2002

Why The Owner chose Cozumel

I decided to invest in Cozumel for several reasons: First, the residents are consistently friendly and welcoming. Second, the scuba diving and snorkeling in Cozumel are world-class. Finally, my dream was always to own a beachfront property.

What makes this condo unique

I love early morning breakfast on my balcony, watching the dive boats pass by. Or saluting the sunset with a margarita in the evening. It is great to walk out of the condo carrying mask & fins and snorkeling right off the beach. Your choice of Beachy food places or fine dining are only a short walk along the beach. The town of San Miguel is easily accessable, only 8 miles or a 20 minute car ride away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wow; what a treat it was to exchange white snow for white sand! The place was "as advertised!" Clean, and modern, nice and private, not like a big hotel. The amenities are to die for: free TV & internet and all phone calls free, no matter where! The pool looked great but with the ocean only steps away from our viranda it was salt-water for us. Definitely coming back next year! What a great find!
Mar 2005
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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:
  • 480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy: 100% refund more than 90 days prior to visit. Within 90 days only if we can rent the unit.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Bottom mattress pulls out like a trundle bed,
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large private balcony facing the beach, Sliding glass door with screen, Ceiling fan, FREE high speed wireless internet access (bring you own lap-top ) and FREE local & long-distance phone service to the U, S, & Canada, Satellite TV & VCR/DVD, Stereo CD, iPod charger/player, Complimentary purified water, Fully equipped kitchenette, including microwave, mini-fridge, electric cooktop, toaster, blender, glasses, dishes and utensils, Fully tiled bathroom, including hair dryer, Linens and Daily Maid Sevice, Large pool exclusively for Residencias Reef guests with snack bar and lounge chairs, Designated covered parking space, Convenient taxi service available, Optional full meal plan, including unlimited alcoholic beverages, is available from the near-by hotel, a short walk along the beach from the Residencias Reef, No Smoking & No Pets


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Affordable Beachfront Condo - Your 'Blue Heaven Rendezvous!'
average rating of 4.8 based on 12 reviews
Duluth, MN

Little Slice of Paradise

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I have been to the Cozumel/Riviera Maya area several times and have always gone the All-Inclusive route, so we were looking for something different. We thought we'd try renting a condo, buy our own groceries, cook for ourselves and try out many of the restaurants on Cozumel Island. We were not disappointed! Paul, the owner, was so great to work with and was always willing to answer any and ALL our questions before staying there. The condo itself was more than we had hoped for! Although it is small, it was just perfect for 2 people. The condo is very clean and well-decorated. The first time we walked through the door, we were amazed to see how close we were to the ocean. The view was the best we've ever had. We were so close to the beach/ocean we could hear the waves hitting the sand. And on top of it all, we could sit on the balcony or down at the beach each night and watch the lovely Cozumel sunset. It WAS paradise! The condo is well-equipped with anything you may need to cook light meals (microwave, toaster oven, toaster and 2-burner hot plate). Paul has thought of everything. The grounds are well-kept and both pools were clean and heated. We were especially happy that we had American television (DISH network) and WiFi and a U.S. landline, which you can use to call the U.S. at no charge. We had great phone reception, so were able to keep in contact with our family back home. Overall, I would highly recommend staying in this condo. We know we will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Always nice to know that our guests appreciate the fact that we try to do our best to make them feel not just at home, but also in Paradise!
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Very nice place! beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Very nice condo, well appointed, close to beach, had a great time! Paul & Fluvio were so helpful with any questions we had. thanks again!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay, exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Paul's studio suite for two weeks while in Cozumel. Paul was excellent to work with throughout the entire experience. Good communication leading up to the trip and very responsive while we were there, even for topics not related to the condo (he's a good travel guide).

The condo is in building 1 which looks right out on the beach so it's a great view sun up until sun down. The condo includes phone, TV, and wifi and I found that you could even pick up the wifi on the beach if you were in the right spot.

The snorkeling right off the beach was cool as well and although my wife and I are not expert snorkelers we quite enjoying swimming up and down the beach area.

If we had one complaint it would be that the hot plate in the condo is not very efficient so cooking takes a while. However, there are so many great little places to eat on the island this didn't really cause us any grief.

Everyone was so wonderful on our trip we're sure to return to Cozumel. Thanks Paul!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, and glad you enjoyed your stay and our appreciated our efforts to provide you with the highest level of hospitality. Per your suggestion we will be upgrading the electric hotplate. Being so close to the water, the salt air is brutal on electrical components. Hope to see you back again! Thanks, Paul & Fulvio.
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Perfect Cozumel Condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to Cozumel. The condo is actually nicer than I expected, extremely clean and well appointed. It is small as expected, however every inch of space is well thought out and it is equipped with everything you need. The proximity to the water and view are awesome! Paul the owner has thought of everything, he and Fulvio the manager will answer any questions that you have. We stayed in resorts on our previous 2 visits but the third time is the charm, we will stay here from this point forward!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always like to read that my guests had a great time in my "Little Slice of Paradise," and appreciated our efforts to make their stay enjoyable and memorable.
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winnipeg mb

Awesome location and condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I travelled to Cozumel for the first time working with Paul the owner of the condo was a great experience! The condo is very well equipped and very tidy. The location is amazing look out your balcony and you see sunset, sunrise and the ocean and all of its beauty! The condo development is great pools awesome and guests and owners at condos are great. We had a great time and the owner and property manager were always an email or phone call away. Thanks Paul for the wonderful vacation! You get what you see in the ad and you won't be disappointed well worth it....

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, "K", and glad you enjoyed your recent visit to my "Little Slice of Paradise." Always good to know our guests appreciate the service and our other efforts to ensure a good experience.
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Truly a Parrothead Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you're surfing VRBO for a nice clean condo on the beaches of Cozumel... in a great location with friendly guests/owners and staff... STOP... you have found what you're looking for. Book it and you will not regret it.

Paul is a great person to deal with... Fulvio provides excellent service.. the price is as good as you will find... and the condo itself and is exactly as advertised ( maybe better ).

We arrived Sept 17th, 2014 and stayed for 3 nights. We did not want to leave.

The condo is 15 minutes by car from the town center, and has 3 beach clubs and 2 resorts as neighbors. Its safe and secure. This was our very first trip to Cozumel, and we spent most of the time on the beach. The first day we decided to rent a car and tour the island, at a cost of around $50. It takes about an hour to drive around the island without stopping, but you will definitely want to check out some of the spectacular beaches and surf on the east side. Bring your camera! I must say, if you are considering a trip to the Maya Riviera... Cozumel is the place, and this is the condo.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always great to have Parrotheads visit us, and to learn how much they enjoyed staying at my "Blue Heaven Rendezvous! Fins Up!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Cozumel International airport
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
San Francisco Beach
Car: not necessary

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving, Kyaks, Wind-surfing, In town are Shopping, Drive to the scenic east-side of the island to visit beautiful deserted beaches with crashing surf, and stop for lunch at one of several restaurants and snack bars along the way, visit Mayan ruins


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

NOTE: Bookings of 14 days or longer get one free night.

Can pay by personal check or via PayPal.

NOTE: Bookings 14 days or longer get one free night.

Manager'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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