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Highest Rated 5 Star at Residencias Reef!

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,976 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms 5 Baths, Sleeps (4 Couples Comfortably) 11 guests with futons

As you scroll through the updated photos (02/2017) of on this site, notice the last photo is a 3D Scan. Take a moment to explore each room. Since the video last year, the white walled wrap around balconies on the main level, including the two ocean front bedroom balconies have been completely marble tiled in addition to some special tile upgrades to the kitchen... Stay with us and enjoy spectacular views from 90% of this penthouse boasting 5000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space. The grounds at the Residencias Reef are also lush, green, well cared for and simply stated one of the best properties on the island. Our Condo has the highest rating on VRBO at the Residencias Reef in Cozumel and on Trip Advisor the Residencias Reef is also one of the highest rated private resorts on the island. Our home is decorated in true Caribbean décor, featuring 4 bedrooms, each with their own a private bath, as well as one additional bath and shower on the roof top. Our private rooftop has a 1200 sq ft solarium, with palapa for shade and 40 foot infinity lap pool and wet bar, private and exclusive of this penthouse. This upper sun deck has patio furniture and stunning views. And yes, the pool is within the unit and exclusive for guests of our penthouse. This pool is not heated as the two pools on the association grounds. Our private pool is maintained weekly!

You will see the gorgeous sunsets from the wrap around balconies and two master bedrooms, while you enjoy the tropical breezes. On the exterior there are hammocks a few chairs and outdoor dining table off the kitchen and outdoor electric grill for those who wish to cook in. Property privately sleeps 4 couples up to a total of 11 guests using the 3 futons which we recommend for children. Keep in mind futons do not comfortably sleep adults, we added them for adults traveling with small children. There are 2 King suites with ocean views and 2 Queen suites, non ocean view. All beds are equip with high quality linens. Full kitchen for those that love to cook, living room, dining area inside and outside. Adorning the walls of this condo are 5 stunning murals painted by a local artist reflecting our own personal taste of a few Islands in Greece.

We have private dedicated staff, to cater to the needs of our guests and have several other services available through locals we have done business with for over a decade. House keeping is included, we are also affiliated with a local dive operator, Padi certified who will take you out to the reefs for scuba, snorkel and fishing trips or just a day on the sea. Many other local operators know where we are and will pick you up on the dock located just in front of the property.

Cozumel Island is a unique vacation spot, blending the best of Mexico and the Caribbean. Famous for its coral reefs, there are plenty of water sports such as diving, kite surfing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking and more. Horseback riding on the beach or in the jungle is also an option as is swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Discovery Cozumel located in Chankanaab National Marine Park located just a mile away on the southwest side of the island. A golf outing or visit to the Mayan Ruins is but a twenty minute ride from Residencias Reef. Paradise, San Francisco and Playa Maya water parks are right next door about a 2 minute walk on the beach if you are looking for action during the day and sports like parasailing and jet skis.

The island offers zip lining and sky diving and kit boarding.

We are located 6 miles from the center of town. And in town a 30 minute boat ride will put you on the mainland where you can experience other parts of Mexico and its culture.

If shopping is what you love, Cozumel's retail variety offers everything from artisan-made jewelry, pottery, and leather goods to clothing and duty-free imported items such as perfume, china, crystal and electronics.

We are located in the South of the island where all of the famous reefs are located so your dive and snorkel trips are just a short distance from our dock. We are about 6 miles from the town center. If you care to go back and fourth to town, we recommend that you rent a vehicle at Thrifty car rental which will cost less than taking cabs in and out.

Outside on the grounds of the property you will have access to a private beach with chairs and palms for shade and two condo community pools, one at the beach and one right next door to our building on the ground floor.

Cozumel Island has so much to offer, and the families we have caring for our guests will make sure that your experience on the island is memorable. By the time you leave you will feel as though you now have extended family here in paradise, You will want to return again and again to the experience. Your stay at Residencias Reef will be one that will be remembered for years to come!

In 2017 our penthouse has the highest number of reviews of properties located at the Residencias Reef and is one of the highest rated properties at the Residencias Reef! We would love the opportunity to discuss your next vacation with you. Take a look at our Standard Rental Agreement attached to this listing and note we do have a fairly flexible cancellation policy.

More Details

Shirl Simolari
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About Shirl Simolari

We have owned since constructed in 2004. With much passion for travel, visited many islands for several years looking for the perfect vacation rental location. Stumbled on this property while visiting and new it would be the perfect fit for travelers as a vacation rental destination! Cozumel has activities for all travelers below and above it's crystal clear waters, this has served our investment well for years!

Shirl Simolari purchased this condo in 2004

Why Shirl Simolari chose Cozumel

From a rental perspective we chose this vacation rental destination in Mexico because of it's reputation, "what travelers have to say about the island and importantly activities for guests; Water sports, of course scuba diving, being divers ourselves, Cozumel has some of the best reef in the World! Known for the reef which extends around the island, the many stunning beaches has to offer catering to the snorkeler as well, shopping, golf and it's beauty and ease to travel around, navigation is a plus! Unlike many islands, there is something here to captivate everyone. We are comfortable with the locals, we've developed many relationships with a variety of professional locals who know our property and service our guests well! Cozumel also has a reputation for being safe and also religious.

What makes this condo unique

When visiting the island it's hard to pull yourself from the property. The home has it's own private pool on the roof-top. Even though there are two community pools, you don't have to leave the home to go for a swim. The views of the sea are spectacular from 90% of the penthouse, watching the cruise ships pass in the morning on their way to town while swinging in a hammock, then off in the evening sunset on their way to their next destination. Another bonus is being able to go out the front door and walk the beach for miles Many beautiful beaches all around the island and we find them to be peaceful. This location is perfect, we have developed great friendships among the owners at Residencias and guests who frequent their travels here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been back in Connecticut for three weeks now, and we want to tell you what a pleasure it was to stay at your lovely condo in Cozumel .For one of the very few times in my life, your condo and our two weeks in Cozumel actually far EXCEEDED our already high expectations. Really, from the wrap around balcony to the rooftop pool to the spectacular beach to the turtles hatching one evening, our two weeks could not have been better and we want to express our appreciation and to tell you THANK YOU!! And Genny and found yourself a couple of gems.

We have shown to many of our friends photos of your condo and many of them, just as we are, are interested in renting from you in 2017. I did inform them that you probably can not offer them the unbelievable deal you gave us and they were very okay with that. I am sure you will be receiving email request from them within the next couple months.

Again, thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay at your condo. Our stay in Cozumel was, because of you, truly special.

Aug 2016
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Cozumel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4976 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , On the roof top solarium where private pool is located
  • Each bedroom has it's own private bathroom the 5th bathroom is on the rooftop solarium where private pool is located and has separate outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Child bed-chaise chair that can be turned to wall
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Convertible bed(s) - 3 sleep sofa /futon , Three of the bedrooms have futons - 1King Room 7 2Queen rmS
  • King size beds (2) Property sleeps 4 couples privately or use for two families save king rooms for couples and queen rooms each queen room sleeps 3 guests including the use of futon, Queen size Beds (2) Property sleeps 4 couples privately or utilize the queen rooms for sleeping extra guests each queen room has futon plus queen size bed, Child Beds (1) One of the king rooms (ocean front) has a small undersized twin chaise which can be placed up against the wall to sleep a small child in comfort, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 2 Queen rooms and one ocean view king room each has a futon for sleeping extra guests. The queen room suites will sleep 3 guests comfortably and one king room will sleep 3 guests comfortably. All three futons are full size leather futon/sofas all purchased new in 2012, beautiful condition
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You may also visit us on to rent One King Studio Suite Separately when available.


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Highest Rated 5 Star at Residencias Reef!
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 76 reviews
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Celebrating our 35th Wedding Anniv. w/our Family!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful memory and what a wonderful villa! We surprised our family by deciding to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and inviting our family and friends to help us celebrate this special occasion. We searched for quite a while to find the right location that could accomodate our group and we are so happy that we selected this villa and Cozumel, Mexico for our trip. We could not have chosen a more beautiful place . Reyna, our housekeeper was fantastic, the villa was clean and immaculately maintained. We had all the comforts of home and thoroughly enjoyed our week in beautiful Cozumel. We were advised to rent a car (which we may not have done) and we are so glad we did. We got to see many parts of the island that we would have never seen by taxi. All the recommendations were excellent regarding restaurants (there is a 3-ring binder notebook in the kitchen with great recommendations) and other fun things to do. We did snorkeling, hit the town for shopping and even took some of the group (golfers) to Cozumell Coutry Club for a round of golf. Our children and their friends ranged in ages from 33 to 21including our grandson of 1-1/2 years and our stay was fantastic for all. Everyone had such a great time and these memories will last a lifetime. Our trip was made even more pleasant and enjoyable by the wonderful staff and owners. We hope to return again to paradise better known as "Cozumel by the Sea"!

Thank you for making our anniversary the "Event of the Year" for us and our family!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thoroughly moved by the joy and memories brought to so many families from our vacation home in Cozumel! Time with family and good friends is so precious and in this day and age with everyones busy schedules, we often forget to take the time to be with those who bring us the most happiness. Thank you for sharing your family memories with us, it's been our pleasure to provide this home and our knowledge of the island with all of you!
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Expectations Exceeded!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. Thank you for making your place available for us. Loved the roof top to start the day with a cup of coffee and making plans for the day. Fernando from Cozumel Chef provided some fabulous meals... definitely have to encourage others to utilize that service. Mariachi band was fun... thanks for helping with arrangements. Genny was wonderful and we loved her cooking too... especially the guac and pico. Alex was very helpful too as we had a chartered fishing group cancel on us last minute due to mechanical issues and Alex helped us find another service on a day’s notice to accommodate 11 of us. Pier for fishing and diving pickup... being right there was very convenient. Both families had a great experience diving as well. Alex, Fernarno, Genny and your accommodations all made the trip extra special. The golf course was fantastic and best conditions of any Caribbean course I have played. I used to believe we should never go to the same place twice, but if we did it would be to repeat our Cozumel experience. All in all it was a great trip and we are putting it on the list of places to visit again. This is our 4th island in the last 4 years that we have visited as a family and this by far was our best accommodations. Nothing negative to report. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! Sounds like your time away was fulfilled with everything you expected to enjoy. We appreciate hearing about the people who work with us as well to keep our guests happy. The accommodations are a plus but service from the people who work inside company are what makes our business successful! Thank you again, I look forward to sharing your remarks with the staff.
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Fabulous Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Cozumel in March with our adult children. There were nine of us who stayed in the penthouse. The accomodations were wonderful! Every bedroom was a suite with its own bathroom. We spent most of our time on the main floor deck or upstairs at the pool and solarium. The views were fabulous from both locations. We actually didn't use the property's pools at all! We were very happy on the decks of the penthouse! We rented vans which I would highly suggest. The property is outside of town and with the vans we could travel easily to town to shop for groceries and souveniers and to eat at the local restaurants. We also tried on one day to drive around the island but we only made it part way because we couldn't leave the most beautiful beach we have ever been on....Punta Sur. The water was crystal clear and calm because of the reef, and the sand was beautiful. We did make it on to Coconuts for dinner....that is a must! There is no restaurant on the property but Carlos and Charleys on the beach to the left became our second home! Great food and drinks! However, the restaurants on the beach close at 5:00 so you need to plan on eating early. But the highlight of our trip was Genny! She was there every day to see to all of our needs! She doesn't speak much English but with the help of Google Translate we communicated! She is so helpful and so happy! We loved her! She fixed an authentic Mexican meal for us one night and it was fabulous! That is also a must! Thanks to everyone for being so helpful and friendly.....and a special thanks to Genny and the owner, Shirl who was always a phone call away if we needed her! Thank you for a fabulous Mexican vacation from the Wilsons!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We appreciate your kind words and will pass along to Genny just how much you appreciated everything she does to keep our guests happy and the home in a glow!
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Our family paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this penthouse years ago and found it to be just as we did the first time! The owners put very much care and attention to the up keep. I am extremely picky about cleanliness and found the furnishings and linens to be fresh and new, the kitchen well stocked with a multitude of new pots, pans, dishes, utensils. I enjoy cooking and found everything I needed to prepare meals and serve my family well. We enjoyed a variety of water sports next door and used the owners recommendations for diving, snorkeling, massage, restaurants and shopping. Our stay was extremely relaxing. The grounds have two heated pools and the private pool on the roof was spectacular by day and night. The owners have a dedicated island employee who came every day except for Sunday to clean up after us and attend to any repairs needed with ease. The view is beautiful as depicted on the website. We will return again and again and found it very difficult to leave. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we will recommend this home to our family and friends and look forward to returning in a few years. Thank you

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly blessed with wonderful guests and an island employee who is an essential part of our success! Thank you!
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One of the best properties in Cozumel

  • 5 of 5

We have experienced many villas, apartments and condos in Cozumel over the years. I am not one to write much but have to express we enjoyed this home. The owners provided an extraordinary amount of detail for us which really helped my family to enjoy every minute. From the recommended dive master, to in house cooking, in house massage, bike rental, restaurants water sports next door at the beach club, where to go for the best shopping on the island which my wife enjoyed while the rest of us were diving and the spa next door at the hotel was one of her favorites as I look over the credit card statement! We found the property to be fully equip with everything we needed to prepare a few meals in. I'd like to note very well maintained as compared to many ocean front homes we have rented in the past. We would definitely recommend this penthouse apartment for those looking to be on the beach, close to the dive sights and also for those who like to lounge by the pool. The property has two association pools and it's own private pool on the rooftop which all of us found to be enjoyable day and night. Their private island employee did an amazing job catering to the needs of my family. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we will look forward to returning in a few years!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We appreciate your comments and are thrilled you took advantage of so many of our recommendations. Knowing you have frequented the island it's nice to know you were satisfied with the shops, restaurants and other services we visit ourselves. Thank you for reserving your stay with us, we look forward to having you back in the future!
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Another spectacular vacation at this amazing unit at Residencias Reef!

  • 5 of 5

It's been a couple of years since I last visited this beautiful island and had the pleasure of staying in this fantastic unit. This time it was just my husband and I and a couple of our wonderful friends. This was also, my husband's first time vacationing in Mexico and he said it definitely exceeded his expectations. You truly feel like you're in paradise! The views are spectacular as are the sunsets whether you're on the beach or on the rooftop patio. The grounds were very well maintained and the pools were cleaned every morning. As for the unit, we loved everything about it. The place was very clean and the linens were like new. The housekeeper came daily unlike that of other places we stayed, where housekeeping only comes after you leave. Genny, the housekeeper, was very pleasant and made us feel like we were staying at the Hyatt. The owners really seem to care a lot about their unit and I was impressed by some of the updates they've done since my last visit, the appliances all worked well too. We love the location of the unit, it's away from the hustle and bustle but, close to a lot of the activities you would want to try. In the two times I've been there, I've tried: Swimming with the dolphins, a dune buggy excursion (Wild Tours), snorkeling, parasailing, paddle boarding, and a massage right in our room! One of my favorites days were simply walking the beach and sitting on the beach under the palapa! The unit has a fabulous blender, so that evening we blended up a pitcher of homemade margaritas and watched the sunset on the beach! I can't forget to share with you: the star viewing from the rooftop is incredible! When you go, please remember to check out the stars from the rooftop. We hope to stay there again someday!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic! Thank you for sharing your experience with us and future guests. It's a nice feeling to know how much our guests appreciate what we have to offer here on the island. Having our own staff is extremely helpful in the process of keeping our home and its maintenance up to date. It was a pleasure to serve you, thank you for choosing our home for your travel to Cozumel!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cozumel Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Next door in either direction
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Cozumel Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Metres
Next door at Paradise Beach Club
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
In front of the property
Car: recommended

Cozumel island is a unique vacation spot, unlike other islands there is something here for everyone. All water sports are available within walking distance of this vacation home. We have arrangements with a dive master who will usually pick up passengers on the dock in front of this property.

Island water sports include scuba diving, snorkeling, kite surfing and more, walk the beach, enjoy hundreds of shops and restaurants, golf, nightclubs, ferry to mainland easily accessible, 30 minutes to Playa Del Carmen by boat where you can enjoy more shops restaurants, history and ruins.

Palati Mou is a privately owned and privately managed Cozumel Penthouse located within Residencias Reef Condominium Association.

Other Activities: Playa Mia water park within quarter mile and Chankanaub National Marine Park

Golf: For golfers there is the famous Cozumel Country Club located on the north of the island about a 20 minute ride by car. Call further details. They are also open to the public

Tell us about your celebration and we will try to assist with the details, weddings on the island, anniversary parties etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation fee $50

To avoid excessive booking fees through this system contact us directly for other payment options

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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