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Step Off to your Sandy Beach Unit# 5120

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

'Casa Buena Vida' is Unit #5120 and is located in Residencias Reef building one, first floor which rests along the beautiful San Francisco beach on the south end of Cozumel.

Enjoy the open beach surroundings off your patio of this spacious first floor unit while only being Several steps away from digging your toes into a white, warm sandy beach, sitting under a grass Palapa, or enjoying a cold Margarita and watching a Cozumel sunset. If you prefer fresh water enjoyment try relaxing by one of the two HEATED private pools. If you are a scuba diver you'll have the luxury of being picked up and dropped off at Residencias Reef's own pier.

Enjoy your private home entertainment system consisting of US satellite (Dish network with DVR and dual receivers); 55' LCD TV with DVR, DVD/VCR player available. There is also wireless internet available for your use; please bring your own laptop.

This 1700 sq ft unit offers ceiling fans and 3 air conditioners for your comfort. This spacious unit offers two bedrooms which include two king size beds and two Aero-bed mattresses for additional sleeping arrangements. We also offer plenty of closet & drawers for your belongings. Each bedroom offers a king size bed and fully tiled bathroom equipped with soap, shampoo, and hair dryers for your personal use. A basket full of a variety of necessities is available in case you may have forgotten something.

Beach towels are provided for your convenience to make your packing lighter. A Private safe is available to store your valuables.

Our kitchen is fully equipped with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful wood cabinets. Many kitchen extras are available to assist you. A cooking service can be hired, or our housekeeper would love to cooking authentic Mexican dishes for you for a nominal fee of $10 per adult per meal plus the cost of groceries. There is a charge of $5 per child under age 14.

Free, long distance calling to the US and Canada is available for your personal use. A washer & dryer are available including laundry detergent for your convenience. Daily service (except Sundays) by our housekeeping staff is INCLUDED but not mandatory daily. An authentic Mexican lunch or dinner can be prepared for you by Veronica or her sisters upon request for additional charge and cost of groceries.

We take pride in providing what you may need to make your vacation a memorable one. Your comments and suggestions are always accepted.

A short nine mile trip to San Miguel you'll find many restaurants that offer a variety of food including authentic Mexican food. After a relaxing dinner, stroll the ocean front main street where you'll find the perfect piece of jewelry or souvenir to remember your trip to Cozumel. A guest information book is available in the unit with suggestions to help you plan your memories.

Whatever defines paradise for you can easily be found at this beautiful setting. What more could you ask for........Cozumello.

Keywords: Beach Front Condo, Oceanfront, ocean view, Condo on the Beach, First Floor Condo

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Patsy

My wife and I, along with our two boys live in Northern Colorado. Patsy is an independent dental hygienist and I'm retired. Our son Dustin owns a contracting company in the Boulder area. Our son Matt is a student at Colorado State University. Our lives have been enriched by the people and their culture that surrounds this beautiful island.

Patsy purchased this condo in 2010

Why Patsy chose Cozumel

We first visited Cozumel while we were on a cruise ship back in 1996. We came back again the following year and we loved the island so much we just kept coming back. Since we were spending so much time on Isle of Cozumel we looked into buying here. We bought our condo back in 2005, right about the time hurricane Wilma hit. We were able to start renting our condo in Jan 2007.

What makes this condo unique

It's hard to beat the view from the patio of the beach and Cozumel Sunsets. You're just steps away from the beach. The property has two private pools & private beach area. Our condo is setup with stainless steel appliances, cooking equipment, American DISH TV service, wireless Internet & large screen TV (living room) with flat screen TV's available in each bedroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Patsy,

I mailed out the check for 1057.50 today. Hopefully I didn't wait too late and lose the unit. I am really sorry. Maria and I went on a vacation to St. Martin for our anniversary and just got back. Needless to say, that place pales in comparison to Cozumel. Trash all over the beach....people on the island so lazy they could care less about the tourists...units with bugs and in ill repair (and this was at a resort with a Gold Crown RCI rating)...just not a very good time. I can't tell you how much better our experience was with your place. We are SO looking forward to coming back to paradise and wiping the memory of St. Trash Island out of our mind.


Mar 2009
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Cozumel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: Owner will offer 100% refund IF re-booked for the same dates minus$100 booking fee.
  • Owner recommends purchasing travel insurance. There are many vendors available online.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full bath with large shower stall
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Full bath with large shower stall
  • Each bedroom offers shampoo, body soap, plenty of towels & wash clothes for personal use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beachfront
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Garden View
    Extra Sleeping arrangements - Inflatables and pack-n-play available
  • King size beds (2) Master bed & second bed are both King size with quality bedding, Pack-n-Play and Inflatable mattresses available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
55" flat screen television in living room and 46" flat screen TV's in each bedroom. Optional purchase of meals next door at Aura Wyndham 5 star Resort or all-inclusive passes by day/night at Sabor Cozumel Resort & Spa. Convenient taxi service can be arranged using the in-house condo phone. Housekeeping service provided (no sundays). Cooking service available for an additional charge upon request ($15 US per adult & $5 per child (14 & under) plus cost of groceries.


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Step Off to your Sandy Beach Unit# 5120
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful location. Condo completely supplied with needs.

  • 5 of 5

This condo located in building one is right on the beach front property. The grounds are immaculate and the landscapers are combing the beach every morning at 7am. I felt very safe with security guards on duty. The condos are built around a marsh on the property which innately means there will be mosquitoes at some times of the year. In general August is a buggy season, I'm told. That was our experience, as bug spray was imperative and porches were unusable in the evenings because of the biting mosquitoes. Also knowing August to be the muggy rainy season it was good to be reminded that high humidity is just the way it is. The AC provided was very necessary for sleeping comfort as well as daytime. Though we found ourselves just as comfortable as can be using either the beautiful pools or the blue ocean water to keep cool. In the Yucatán there's no other way to keep cool but to be either in the water or having just gotten out of the water! The cleaners and maintenance people were amazing. We needed them twice and both times they were responsive within 30 minutes of my call. I hope we can be lucky enough to come back another vacation at Residencias Reef on Cozumel!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Jackie! I am so please to hear you enjoyed your stay at our Unit 5120 at Residencias Reef. You are correct; there are certain times of the year where mosquitoes may be an irritant and the complex does well in their spraying for our guests comfort. I also keep a collection if citronella candles on hand for such instances. We have found although the period of August may be more humid-that the ocean breeze wherever you choose to sit makes the location comfortable. Although we hope no issues occur; we are happy to hear our wonderful manager & staff can step in whenever needed. I try and keep spare coffee carafes on hand for instances such as yours as I know most guests enjoy their morning coffee on the patio~ We look forward to you joining us again! Patsy
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Loveland, CO

The Perfect Relaxing Getaway to Cozumello

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our first vacation without the kids in this beautiful condo just steps away from the ocean. We loved reading the day away while lounging on the patio. It was the perfect relaxing vacation. Veronica is a joy and an awesome cook. We also enjoyed going into town, talking with the locals who are so friendly, and touring the island. The condo is fully stocked with everything you need to maximize your stay. The beauty of the ocean, the incredible condo, and the friendly island atmosphere made Cozumello the perfect getaway. It was a slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki~ It was a pleasure assisting you with your getaway plans and very much our appreciate your kind words! We know we are very blessed with our little slice of paradise and our wonderful staff and we look forward to your return! Patsy~
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Amazing Condo with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at this amazing condo and location. The condo has everything you would need and more. I loved having beach towels, hats, wraps and beautiful white robes to lounge in. The location is so relaxing. Some days we spent the whole day on the porch just enjoying the ocean and how close we where to it. As stated in other reviews we felt so safe. The grounds are beautiful. The pier is in walking distance and many companies will pick you up there so you don't have to go into town. Veronica is so sweet and an amazing cook. The condo is so comfortable. The owners didn't miss a thing. They even had a salad spinner.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda for your glowing words of satisfaction with your accommodations. We do strive to think of what our guests may enjoy and do appreciate your kind words! Return anytime for your repeat guest discount! Patsy
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Excellent Beach Front Condo

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Place to stay. Clean and awesome view

Safe and Beautiful complex with 2 great pools.

Veronica the housekeeper and cook was so great.

Cant wait to go back :)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa- we do appreciate your kind words. Thank you, and we look forward to your return~ Patsy
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Absolutely perfect, great condo in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Residents Reef is a great complex in one of the best locations, beautifull private beach that is never crowded, there is a pier right beside the resort to catch all your boating and diving excursions. Definitely have Veronica cook you at least one meal for a special night, you won't regret it. This unit is goes to the top of our list.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert-it means a lot to hear our unit -which we provide our guests- is at the top of your list. If we can assist you with your travels again to the island please let us know~ Patsy
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Kingsland, TX

Classic Cozumel

  • 5 of 5

Awesome view, perfect location, and comfortable surroundings. We felt safe and pampered the entire stay. A definite must-do: ask for Veronica's sopa de limon! The best thing ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda; we appreciate your glowing comments. We feel absolutely blessed we have Veronica cooking for our special guests~ We hope you return soon! Patsy
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cozumel Airport
Nearest Barpub
along Paradise Beach
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Car Ferry or People Ferry
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Cozumel Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
along Paradise beach during daytime
Nearest Beach
San Francisco/Paradise Beach

Cozumel Island, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera, Mexico (Approximately 9 Miles South of the Town of San Miguel) A short 9 mile trip to San Miguel you'll find many restaurants that offer a variety of food including authentic Mexican food. After a relaxing dinner, stroll the ocean front main street where you'll find the perfect piece of jewelry or souvenir to remember your trip to Cozumel. A guest information book is available in the unit with suggestions to help you plan your memories. For a change of pace, you can enjoy the amenities of several hotels or beach clubs along San Francisco beach for a daily all-inclusive rate. Another option for you is to enjoy a romantic dinner at the 5-star Aura Hotel Beach side, or cocktails on the rooftop in their Jacuzzi (pay per meal or cocktail). A luxury spa is available next door for your use with daily discounts offered.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Para sailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver $50
Departure Cleaning Fee $45
Tax Rate 19.0%

*HOLIDAY RATES (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter & Spring Break) MAY apply-inquire with owner.
Daily housekeeping and bottled water included. Additional charge may applybooking 5+ guests.
Last minute special rates may apply. CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund IF dates are re-booked by another guest-minus $100 booking fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund