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Paradise Found--Villa Rosella--Lush, Tropical

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full private baths, sleeps up to 11

Bienvinedo and welcome to Villa Rosella, formerly Casa Birdie. The villa was designed with your complete comfort in mind. Within two minutes' walking distance, you will be dipping your toes in the sand at one of Cozumel's premier beaches: San Francisco. You will enjoy the rooftop patio which boasts a grass palapa with picnic table, lounges, and hammocks. While sipping your margarita, you can view the gorgeous Cozumel sunset, boats, or parasailors. Downstairs, the great-room consists of a large living-dining room area plus kitchen with bar seating to accommodate extra guests. The trundle-day bed rolls out to comfortably sleep two adults on twin-sized mattresses. A full-sized air bed and an extra mattress are also provided for any overflow. Upstairs, the two mini-suites consist of large bedrooms with private baths and private balconies. Downstairs, the bedroom also has a private bath. We are sure that you will fall in love with Villa Rosella.

Built in 2005, this elegant villa was designed with your complete comfort in mind. Offering an exceptional amount of privacy, the house has 3 mini suites with private baths and sitting areas. The two upstairs suites also boast private balconies overlooking the pool and with ocean views. All of our furniture was custom carved by a local artisan, and the house contains a unique collection of vintage Mexican feather paintings and other fine arts and local crafts. For socializing, the villa has a large great-room and fully stocked kitchen and dining area. The rooftop patio has a large grass palapa which covers a picnic table, chairs and lounges.

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Gail Fox
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017


Cozumel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 11
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor shower and dive-rinse sink area outside. The downstairs bathroom and shower are wheelchair accessable.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , suites with balcony and priavate bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , suites with balcony with private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , with private bath
  • For more than six people, we have a trundle bed in the living room which has two twin-sized mattresses. There is also an extra mattress under the trundle bed for one other person. We also supply a full-sized airbed for two people. The airbed and extra mattress would have to be used on the floor. A crib is available also.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
extra seating for 4 at the kitchen bar area. beach mats supplied. Free phone calls to the states and Canada


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Paradise Found--Villa Rosella--Lush, Tropical
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

We loved Casa Birdie!

  • 5 of 5

We took three teenagers to Casa Birdie, and all of us loved it! It was so nice to have a home to go to after daily adventures. The home itself is cute, spacious, comfortable, and with all needed amenities. We especially loved the rooftop patio!

It's a bit out of town, so a rental car is needed. Also, it's not terribly close to the beach, and we did have some trouble getting into some of the nearby beaches (they charge you to use their beaches). But, we would definitely stay there again, as it's a great home base!

We had trouble with the refrigerator, but it was promptly fixed. We felt very well taken care of! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear future renters--Everyone should know that all of the beaches on Cozumel are free except for Playa Mia. No one can keep you from swimming wherever you like. The beach clubs such as San Fransisco or Paradise Beach do charge for any extra usage such as lounges, umbrellas, rafts, changing rooms, etc. However, since Casa Birdie is so close to the beach, there is no need for the changing rooms. We also supply a beach umbrella, beach pads to lie on, and beach towels. However, you might want to take advantage of one of the massages that are available on the beach!
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Had a wonderful stay at Villa Rosella!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our Christmas vacation at Villa Rosella with our family. Great house...great location...out of the hustle and bustle of San Miguel where the cruise ships visit. The house is very well appointed...had so much fun in the pool. Gail was amazing to deal with...we had some special circumstances for booking and she accommodated us with each request! Tony Rome, Gail's property manager is a gem! He simply cannot do enough for you...always making sure things are OK and whenever anything was needed, he was available and made it happen. Anyone from Canada going, bring Tony some Tim Horton's's his favorite! Great beaches in the area, couple minute walk, and the beach clubs did not charge us for the use of chairs etc, only for the food and drink we purchased...just let them know you are from next door and they are happy to accommodate. Even with our large group, we did not rent vehicles, we used the local taxi service. $340 peso round trip to town, so we paid the fares when we needed to go to town for shopping, meals out etc. Beautiful Island...glad we went...thanks Gail for sharing your Island Paradise with us! pla

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at this gem, everything was perfect. We were 7 people and the house never felt crowded. The pool was so nice and we loved watching the stars and moon. The beach is very close. We had the dive boat pick us up at the pier every morning. We cleaned our gear in the sink in the backyard. We always felt very safe and the house is very secure.

Tony and Gail were amazing to deal with, Tony called every day to check up on us and see if we needed anything. We will definitely be staying here again..

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded All Expectations

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk into this lavish home you are just stunned. Yes the home is large, the rooms huge the decor grand but its the little things that makes this retreat a vacationers dream. The soaps, the shampoos (in all 3 bathrooms) are just so well appointed. The artist of the maid with the towels or the simple folding of the toilet paper, I realize that sounds odd but when you have that much attention to small details then you know the large items aren't even an issue. The rooms were gloriously large and soon quiet. Quiet from outside and quiet from inside. I loved walking to the beach every morning, it's only a short walk. I loved the sound of the birds at Casa Birdie. At first you don't notice it but once you stop and relax in the pool, or the cabana or the rooftop you start to realize your in their habitat. There is nothing better then making coffee (thanks for having the filters there) and then going to the pool and just relaxing. I loved the rooftop in the early morning so I could see the lovely sunrise. I could go on and on. The only thing I should say that really matters is this will be my only consideration for Cozumel. Oh....there's a closet full of toys for the kids. Who does that! I was blown away with the huge closet of beach stuff. How thoughtful. From coolers, to pool noodles, to games. I hate to say it but the cost does not equal the value. I'd pay more easily, but glad its affordable! Gail and Tony were incredible to work with. I wish I had the gift of writing but this is a gem of a property.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome trip!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Cozumel with our two small children and friends Jan 27th to Feb 3. We had a fantastic time, the house was very comfortable with plenty of space. The roof top terrace and pool were great, a 2 min walk to beach and beach restaurants.

We planned on renting a car but didn't realize the cost of insurance (45 a day) on top of rental charge so we decided against it and just cabbed it everywhere, cabs were very easy to get as they hang out at beach club right next door.

The Mega grocery store has everything you need and surprisingly awesome prices.

We can't wait to go back again next year, thanks Gail and Tony for being wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for our family of 10 over New Years!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 10 people (five adults and five children) stayed at Casa Birdie over New Years, and had a terrific time. The house worked out very well for us. We had two couples, one with two children (ages 9 & 12) and one with three children (twin 4 year olds and a 7 year old), and the grandmother of the family. The fact that Casa Birdie has three separate and equal-sized suites was key, as each large bedroom had its own private bathroom (so each family unit had its own space). The pool in the private backyard area was perfect for our children, and they played in it often while the adults sat in lounge chairs "supervising". (Were we just adults, we would probably not have used the pool much as it's quite small -- which is ideal for families with children!) We rented two cars near the airport, and Casa Birdie was conveniently located south of town. We were glad to have cars because we did not like the "Beach Clubs" right near Casa Birdie, as they are super crowded, but found it very easy to drive to much nicer beaches -- such as our favorite, Playa Palancar, as well as the Punta Sur Park (paid entrance, but worth it!). As noted in other reviews, however, it is easy to walk right to the beach from Casa Birdie, so this is a good option when you don't want to drive. The house has good air conditioning, a TV with DVD player, and a CD player. I appreciated the fact that there was a large selection of good films to watch (both for kids and adults), as well as a good selection of music on CD to listen to while hanging out (Bob Marley being my favorite, but again there was a wide selection). Also, the house has a LOT of space, especially taking into account the roof patio and the back yard space. Finally, Tony Rome was great! We did have a few minor issues arise during our stay, such as the gas (needed to cook) running out and the washing machine not working properly, but Tony promptly took care of these problems for us. Overall, our family was very happy to stay at Casa Birdie and I would recommend it to anyone else with similar needs (large family, wanting multiple equivalent-sized suites, etc.).

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Cozumel Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
high season
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
low season
May 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

rate is for up to 8 adults. After 8, each adult is charged $50 per week.

half-fee required at time of reservation, other half 2 wks. before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Carlos 'n Charlies
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Carlos n' Charlies
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
San Fransisco
Car: necessary

One of the things that makes Villa Rosella special is it's location. Being next to Paradise Beach and San Fransisco Beach means that all of the water sports, beach and diving activities are at your doorstep. There are several restaurants within walking distance. Yet you still have all of the tropical beauty of being located out of town. Taxis are always nearby at the beaches. For divers, all of the favorite dive sites are very close by. Parasailing, jet skis, and boats are all available at the beach sites. It;s perfect!! Dive boats will pick up divers a nearby San Francisco Beach Dock--a 3-4min. walk.

Other Activities: dive rinse sink and outdoor shower


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