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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Stunningly Decorated Condo in a Rare, Private Ocean Setting

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Cozumel Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)




Imagine spending your week in a stunningly decorated condo right on the ocean, and playing in the Caribbean Sea that is so blue and clear it takes your breath away. Welcome to MY COZUMEL CONDO. 'Wow! was our first reaction when we walked into your condo', wrote one of our guests. Our oceanside setting is know for having the clearest shoreline water on Cozumel Island.

MY COZUMEL CONDO is a luxuriously decorated condo that includes amenities that most condos do not. This jewel-like condo with a two level balcony, that gives you a 180 degree panoramic view stretching from the town of San Miguel to the historic Cozumel Marina. It has an exceptional and uniquely private, oceanfront location.

There are reasons why our condo has one of the highest returning guest rates on the island. First is the unique location. If you are considering a condo rental, first ask 'is it right on the ocean?' Many condos that advertise 'right on the ocean' are actually buried in high density complexes near the ocean or located in high rise condos that feel more like apartments than private condos. We are located on one of the most pristine shores in Cozumel in a smaller condo with has only 8 owners available to an exclusive beach front.

Then you must ask, 'What will our seaside activity area be like-that is if you choose to be active?' Many of the recently built condos are essentially huge concrete decks with gorgeous pools. Many condos that have sandy beaches do not have privacy and in Mexico, every citizen can join you at your beach if it is accessible.

Our condo's private shore area cascades down on three levels. There is a pool and sun deck level with a cold water shower, then you step down on either side of the pool to the sand beach where there are with two palapas and a pergola.

A unique nautical observation deck extends out into the ocean. From here you enter the ocean by ladder or from the pier. 'We snorkeled all over the island but discovered that some of the best snorkeling was right out in front of your condo.' wrote a guest.

Another consideration is the condo itself. Our two bedroom/two bath unit is decorated in the arts and designs of Mexico. Furnishings are hand carved in Guadalajara, Mexico. This is not a cold rental unit but our lovely decorated home, away from home.

I am an art lover and my wife has made our condo into a warm and inviting place that you will love to return to each day. The Master bedroom has a balcony overlooking the ocean, a King-sized bed, and an in-room double whirlpool with a view of the sea. There is a large walk-in shower.

The second bedroom is also spacious with two double beds and an adjacent full bath. The back bedroom also has a TV for DVD or VCR movies. 'Yes. The kids can watch there own movie or play there video games, while Mom and Dad enjoy the entertainment center in the living room.

Our Living Room is a step down and has two sectional couches that face the entertainment center. You dine either on the balcony off the Living Room or the Dining Area beside the kitchen. Our managers call our kitchen the coolest kitchen on the island. With its original art of the walls and local ceramic is a jewel.

We have packed these spaces with amenities we enjoy- the spotting scope to watch the cruise ships leave in the evening, an audiophile stereo with IPOD docking and an LCD TV/DVD combo for your movies or ours.

Calling to and from the States is free and we have wireless internet. Our zealous maid provides regular maid service, including your dirty dishes. Our agent is available to answer every question about the island or island excursions.

When Mexico decided to provide an ocean retreat for the President, it selected Cozumel as the location. They chose the North Drive (Costera Norte) for the location. So the President of Mexico is our neighbor to the south.

The Costera Norte is the exclusive quiet area on the island where luxury condos are being built. If you rent another unit south of San Miguel, your week in Cozumel will be faced with thousands of cruisers leaving the ships for town and the taxis that follow them.

From our condo you can walk to the central square. It is less than a mile. Or stroll north a couple of miles to our Jack Nicklaus golf course to hit a ball, or enjoy some of the best bird-watching in the Yucatan. This is our location.

Beside our condo is our small studio, decorated to the hilt. All tile bath with shower. It has a near queen-sized Murphy bed with his and hers wardrobes. A complete kitchenette. Cable TV, free calling to the US and wireless there too.

Best of all you have a balcony and that has the same ocean view and all the amenities of our other condominium unit. Some guests have rented both units. A perfect solution to a tribal gathering.

However if you are looking for a party condo for Spring Break, do not bother to call. Our condominium prides itself in being a quiet paradise in stark contrast to the noisy night of hotel culture around us. We offer serious discounts for off season and 'near to the date' bookings. Why choose less than the best for your vacation?


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Jill and I have spent most of our life in Minnesota or California, though Jill was born in Canada. We owned a 7 room historic Bed and Breakfast for 16 years. It was a terrific business and it taught us several things. One, if your are not constantly upgrading your property, it turns quickly into a 'rental'. Also, the sense of being at home, comes from the details...we work on the details. Finally, from the linens to the decor, we aim at providing the best.

Jill is a nurse although innkeeping has usurped her attention in her professional life of recent years. She works the Medical tent for Iron Man though. She also has an amazing touch for decorating and the condo is her canvas.

We have been retired for 3 years. I am on the Board of the American Swedish Institute. Collecting has always been a passion- art pottery, midwest regional painters, and vintage Lotus cars.

The condo came about because we have loved Mexico for years. We spend 3 months there a year. We walk to the golf course or to Starbucks every morning. We feel blessed and love nothing more than hearing from our guests that their stay in our condo was the best vacation ever.

The Owner purchased this condo in 1999

Why The Owner chose Cozumel

COZUMEL IS COMPLETELY SAFE! A recent survey by a major newspaper declared Cozumel one of the three safest places in Mexico. It is an island, isolated from the violence seen is some parts of Mexico. It is a family community and protected by wealthy Mexican families, as a place to educate their children. We walk any street at any time of the day or night.

Cozumel is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It has not been exploited by hotel culture. It is proudly Mexican and from the weekend Fiestas to the local leaders and citizens, people here love being who they are and where they are.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo setting is special because of its fantastic setting. But we hear one thing often, 'we had all these plans to be out and about, doing things. But when we got to the condo, we just loved the place so much that one by one, our plans just kind of pushed aside. WE JUST LOVED LIVING TOGETHER IN THIS FANTASTIC PLACE!'


based on 40 traveler reviews

Stunningly Decorated Condo in a Rare, Private Ocean Setting
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

Awesome Family Vaca

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th stay in Cozumel and my 4th stay in Cantamar. This time, however, was with my fiance's family, who is Mexican. They loved this place almost more than I have because of the Mexican feel and look to the condo. Such a wonderful, clean place. The ocean view is the best thing about this condo. Waking up to the ocean every day is such a great feeling.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful family trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Cantamar 303 the week between Xmas and New Years (family of 4 with two teen age sons). Could not have been happier!

Beautifully decorated and very comfortable, roomy. Amazing view from the balcony.

Great "home base" for our family. Surprisingly good snorkeling right off the back of the property. Pool and grounds well kept (thank you Marcello!)

Very grateful for the ample bottled water provided, beach towels

Quiet and comfortable to sleep / rest

Washer /dryer appreciated

Easy 20 min walk to town, very safe

Very impressed with the owner (Jill Lawson) who has a detailed "instruction manual" in the condo (VERY handy) and who provided excellent restaurant guide/reviews. She was easy to reach and discuss questions and advice prior to the trip.

Her recommendation of a family sailing trip (Tucan sailing) was outstanding, a highlight of our trip and just a 5 min walk to the nearby marina!

Highest recommendation for the condo and owner.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Most Amazing Week of Our Lives!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this amazing condo back in September 2014 and got so caught up in life upon returning that I failed to write our review. Even though our stay was over a year ago, the nostalgia of our experience still lingers when my wife and I talk about our week in Cozumel. Jill and Truett were soooo easy to communicate with during our planning stages. This was actually our first VRBO experience, and we couldn't have asked for a better owner to work with. Jill was willing to answer all of questions, send information about restaurants, and on and on... We snorkeled off the back of the property every single day! The location of this condo is magnificent! Just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the cruise ships that we were able to really connect with the locals and the local vibe of beautiful Cozumel. Renting a car during our stay allowed us to discover the local tacos at "Mister Tacos" down the street, enjoy days all alone on the east side of island "beachin' it", as well as get in and out of the "cruise traffic" when we wanted. The most amazing part of our stay was meeting up with a local fishing guide by the name of Carlos Ivan Catzim Dzib in the marina just north of the condo. He picked me up on the condo's private dock and we spent the morning fishing "bone's" on the island's north lagoons. Unbelievable experience! We then talked him into taking us out to the reef off the southwest part of the island. That was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had in my 30 years!!!! The coral reef, exotic fish, sea turtles, it was all so incredibly amazing!!!! An experience that my wife and I will NEVER forget. I can promise you that we will be back very soon to this tropical paradise. This is my new "happy place"... Thanks Jill and Truett for making it possible!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, great snorkeling, beautiful condo

  • 4 of 5

We just got back today from a beautiful sunny week at cantamar. The place was really stunningly beautiful....amazing views, amazing snorkeling just in the backyard, and a lovely perch cantilevered over the ocean made for two and a cooler! Everything was kept very clean,the sand raked each morning, and the pool cleaned throughout the day. We met some lovely people over adult beverages in the pool who had not stayed at cantamar before, but loved it also. The interior of the condo was so pretty and well stocked...we needed nothing. The master king sized bed was extremely comfortable with big pillows and a cotton bed spread which was the perfect weight for a good nights sleep. We prepared a couple of breakfasts and all of the utensils needed were right there. As was a blender for piña coladas, and a really great coffee maker, with a carafe pot. Plenty of fresh water, ice cube trays, dishes, name it. My only criticisms are poor water pressure in the master shower, however the guest bath had great pressure; lack of privacy on the balcony - I wanted there to be a roof or overhead covering to provide privacy from the upper units; the kitchen counter was a bit sparse/of a strange height which made it difficult to prepare food/cook. I am not complaining at all, just providing insight for other travellers. Other than those picky items, we thoroughly enjoyed this condo and would stay again in a heartbeat. Laura and Eduardo, the property managers were kind enough to help us secure a taxi the morning of our!, which was a huge help. I want to give it 4.5 stars but can only give solid stars. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect, and just as depicted in the pictures and description. We loved the location north of town, the beautiful Mexican decor, and THE VIEWS! We could bask in the sun on the sandy deck, then go a few steps up to the pool, or a few steps down into the ocean. The snorkeling from our condo was the best we found on the island, just as everyone said. We rented a car, and recommend it, so we had no restrictions on where we ate, or shopped, or dive shop we used. We loved the food, El Moro was probably our favorite. We used Blue Project for diving, and will again, they were awesome! A special thank you to Jill and Truett for all your advice and special attention. We were so fortunate you were in Cozumel the same time as we were, and appreciate your taking the time to visit. We look forward to our next visit to Cantamar on Cozumel.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would go back in a heartbeat!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a marvelous time in Cozumel. This is the second trip we have taken they're using Truitt and Jills condominiums. They are wonderful. This 2 bedroom condo was perfect for our growing family and we also rented out the studio for my son and his wife to have Their own space. We were able to gather in this large condo for dinners and hanging out. These apartments are well decorated, very comfortable, and just make you feel like you were out at a home away from home. The snorkeling right outside the condo is amazing,and the outdoor pool is incredibly refreshing Most people who do travel to Cozumel don't spend very much time in the condo, as you want to be out on the beaches, snorkeling, or just shopping in the village. However, we felt like we could have a "condo day" in this condo just to catch our breath from everything we were doing. We WILL be back again. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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The best snorkeling on the island is off our pier, a Nicklaus designed golf course one mile away, A sand beach as well as a poolside sun deck, Bonefish fishing, Scuba that is second to none, wind surfing and kite surfing lessons, Mayan ruin tours on the island and to the Yucatan, Dolphin adventure, Tarzan off-road tours, deep sea fishing, all-inclusive recreation beaches, quiet island location perfect for walking or jogging. Perfect IRON MAN location.


Rates & Availability

Cozumel Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Inquire about rates for Thanksgiving/IronMan, Christmas and New Years and the fall triathlon.

50% due immediately to make a confirmed reservation. Final payment due 45 days before reservation. Checks preferred. CC available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Cozumel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Audiophile stereo system with IPOD docking station, a tripod mounted Spotting scope, La Fuma lounges for the balcony are provided, A LCD TV with combo DVD with USA and international channels such as CNN and Fox, DVD movie collection, snorkeling gear, hair dryers, maid service, and don't forget- a 180 degree ocean view, best island snorkeling, fully equipped kitchen, dramatic decor, walking distance from town and the Jack Nicklaus, tourism and sea life reference books, novel collection, art, dive gear rinse tank and drying rack, market umbrellas, master walk-in shower, high recovery AC, Vonage free US calling plus local phone, sun deck at poolside, sandy beach sunning area. DIVERS NOTE: A dive boat pick up pier, fresh water wash tank and equipment drying racks on the balcony.

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