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Stunningly Decorated Condo in a Rare Ocean Setting Cantamar303 on North Coast

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Vibrant & Spacious 2BR (Sleeps 6, Equipped Kitchen w/King & 2 Doubles & Laundry




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.

Cantamar 303 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?


More Details

Jill Lawson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Jill Lawson

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.

Jill Lawson purchased this condo in 1999

Why Jill Lawson chose San Miguel

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!'


San Miguel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , In room jacuzzi tub plus bathroom shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Large bedroom with DVD
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , In room jacuzzi tub plus bathroom shower. DVD playing TV
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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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Stunningly Decorated Condo in a Rare Ocean Setting Cantamar303 on North Coast
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews

Perfect Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was superb! The property was clean and well-maintained. The owners and manager were quick to provide everything we needed and helped whenever we had a question. Loved the pool and beach area. Excellent snorkeling right in front of the condo. We would definitely use this vacation spot again!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week in March. The location was fantastic. The view from the expansive balcony is phenomenal. It was a 15 minute walk into town along the waterfront. A little lonely later at night but there seemed to always be someone out. We love to snorkel and saw so many fish right off the steps of the condo. The current for me was a little strong so I used the flotation device provided by the condo. Everything needed to snorkel was provided with the unit. Everything that you can think of was provided by the owners. The condo was beautiful, very quiet, comfortable and clean. Would have loved to stay a little longer. There is nothing better than waking up to the view and the sound of the ocean every morning.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo! The snorkeling is perfect right off the beach, and the location was perfect. We enjoyed walking downtown and simply sipping coffee on the back porch while we enjoyed the beautiful view. The owner, Jill called us the day after we arrived to make sure everything was ok and had so many helpful suggestions. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durango, CO USA

Great hosts! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I absolutely loved the condo! It is quiet and close to town. The airport is nearby but the airplanes were hardly noticeable. Easy walking and nice pool area. Beautiful decor. They were doing a week of outside renovations on the outside of the building so it should be absolutely beautiful outside when they finish. Because of the noise from the renovations, Jill offered us one of her other properties at Miramar which was also beautiful. I cannot say enough about what wonderful hosts Jill and Truett are, I've had issues with other vacation rentals and never had anyone as concerned about making our trip special! Thank you for taking great care of us!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Ocean Front Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo was absolutely perfect. We loved waking up to the ocean right out our window, and the private pool/beach set up was a perfect spot to relax. The condo was exactly as advertised, well maintained, and beautifully decorated. You are removed from the hustle and bustle of the cruise ships, but still walking distance in to town. We will definitely be renting this condo again the next time we are in Cozumel!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Perfect getaway for 2 or 4 people

  • 5 of 5

Cantamar condo is perfectly located! We spent 2 weeks in 303, our first time in this specific apartment although we have stayed many times in 302 so know the building well. We have also spent time with the owners who are always very caring/conscientious and want you to enjoy your stay. The property managers Laura & Eduardo are quickly available to help you. We had Eduardo arrange a rental car and 2 excursions for us- so easy. If you like to snorkel, there is no better place on the island than right off the edge of the property. You are close enough to town to walk in for meals yet far enough away from the "ship people". Similarly Cantamar is small and you can enjoy peace and quiet or choose to socialize with like-minded vacationers. The apartment is well equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay. The balcony is perfect for breakfast watching the boat activity and later in the day to see the sunsets. The owners have compiled an owner with lots of good tips re the restaurants. You will love it, that's why we keep coming back for more. Happy Canadians

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We have four condos in Cozumel...inquire about our other properties. 25% discount for last minute bookings in high seasons.
Rates for Thanksgiving (IronMan), Christmas. Easter and New Year's and the ITU triathlon--inquire with owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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