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Villa Dos - Cozumel Oceanfront Villa Beachfront Pool Snorkel Dive Sunset

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa Dos has 5 Bedrooms + Den, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Villa Dos (Second Home)- a striking oceanfront vacation villa truly one of the most deluxe 5/6 BR rental properties on the island of Cozumel - a real gem. It is located 9.5 miles south of town near Cozumel's premier beaches and best dive sites.

You can feel comfortable renting our oceanfront villa because it is managed by At Home in Cozumel. They have been helping us rent our home and take care of our guests for about 10 years. They are members of the BBB. Make sure and mention this VRBO ad.

We brought most of our furnishings from the US with a moving company. Our family had been in the high-end furniture retail business since 1948. We were so surprised that it actually made here!!! We tried to not miss a thing in the design of this rental property with its immaculate decorations with an eclectic blend of furnishings, including contemporary, traditional and oriental designs. Not to brag but we feel no details have been overlooked in this 5500-sq. foot architectural wonder.

Villa Dos is 3 stories plus a large covered terrace as well as spacious poolside patio. It has 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 living areas, 1 main kitchen and 2 kitchenettes, large oceanfront swimming pool, huge covered terrace, incredible ocean views and is strategically located on Cozumel's finest beaches (San Francisco and Paradise Beach). Step outside and onto your dive boat - most dive sites are within a 5 minute boat ride. Outstanding sunsets guaranteed nightly - have your camera ready!

A party of up to 14 guests will enjoy the ultimate in comfort both inside and out at Villa Dos. Guests particularly like the option of congregating in the main living room or pool area or seeking solitude in the other living areas or private suite. Each floor has a separate entry so guests can join the crowd–or escape it–depending on their mood. Villa Dos is always rented as a villa and never as suites individually.

Ground floor:

SUITE SEVEN 1 king bed, private bath, kitchenette

SUITE FIVE 1 king bed, private bath, kitchenette

1 queen bed, private bath

*Optional bedroom in the den: 2 single beds used as day bed can be made up as 2 twins or 1 king; private bath up one floor or use one of the other two bathrooms for suite 5.

Second floor:

SUITE THREE 1 king bed, private bath

2 queen beds in one bedroom, private bath

1 full bath for living area (and for use by the den sleepers in suite Five)

Full kitchen

3rd floor:

Owner’s quarters and administrative offices.

The elegant oceanfront swimming pool was designed to provide incredible views from the house, patios and from the swimming pool itself. One end of the pool is crescent shaped with built-in seating from which you have unrestricted views of the beach and magnificent blue waters of the Caribbean. The unique infinity-edge pool creates an illusion that the pool and ocean are connected. Built-in gas barbecue and seatings areas and freshwater shower have been incorporated into the poolside patio area. The large Oceanfront terrace provide superb ocean/pool views and are ideal for morning coffee or al fresco dining for 10.

My Mom and Dad, David and Janie, occupy the entire separate top floor. They are not traditional inn keepers but they are a phone call away if you need to ask them something. They do not share any living spaces with you, use the pool or even open their curtains while you are having the time of your life. No need to 'keep it down'.

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More Details

Property Manager
Nicole Gaines
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Nicole Gaines

Update: My Dear Dad passed away after a 5 year battle with stage IV Colon Cancer. Mom continues to carry on their dream at Villa Dos.

David and Janie, my Mom and Dad, live on site (and out of your way) to carefully ensure that everything in the villa is kept just right! My Mom 'uses a fine tooth comb' after each guest departs. She would 'give her eye teeth' to make sure each guests is pleased with their stay.

These folks are animal lovers and have rescued 2 dogs and 2 cats from roaming the streets on Cozumel. Unfortunately they do not allow any animals in the rental villa. If you see an animal in town or on the beach that you would like to adopt then feel free to ask Janie to help you make the arrangements. They are true Southerners - kind, humble, and down to earth.

Nicole Gaines purchased this villa in 2001

Why Nicole Gaines chose Cozumel

We picked out the villa location while diving. It was once wooded with lush tropical flowers and trees and of course sand and ocean. While riding on the dive boat, as we passed by the unpopulated area and always commented that it would be nice to have a house there - close to the dive sites and the beach clubs - right on the ocean!

The Villa Dos (2nd Home) dream became a reality in 2001. Dad and Mom drove to Cozumel (with me, our two dogs and our cat) to see through the finalization of the construction and they never turned back (to Alabama). Mom and Dad live at Villa Dos year around to keep a close eye on their little gem.


Cozumel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • If you use the optional 6 th sleeping area, in suite 5 then these guests would need to utilize one of the two full bathrooms that are used by the the ther two private bedroom guests in suite 5. Or, these guests could use the extra full bath upstairs in suite three.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Optional 6th sleeping area, not private, living area
  • Plus Den. Optional 6 th sleeping area is in the den of suite five. Not private. The daybeds can be made into twin beds upon request if you need more sleeping area than the 5 private bedrooms. Note that if you have 14 guests, then 4 guests will be occupying the bedroom with two queen beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Unique separate suites for ultimate privacy with kitchen and living areas, Rooms/suites can not be rented separately, Each bedroom has a private full bath, with daily maid service, and purified drinking water is included. Entire third/ top floor of the villa is separate and occupied by the owner.


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Villa Dos - Cozumel Oceanfront Villa Beachfront Pool Snorkel Dive Sunset
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome house on the perfect spot. Your own little private beach, but only steps away from tourism beach clubs during the day. Which gives you a lot of things to choose from during the day on the beach: paddle boarding, kayaking, parasailing, small catamaran sailing and guided tours. During the day beach bars and restaurants, but they all close at 5 pm. If you want to eat out in the evening you have to go to town. The good thing about that is, that in the evening it is all nice and quiet again. You can snorkel right off the beach, but I would also recommend a guided snorkeling tour. We also caught fish right in front off the house and at night saw blue octopus while walking with flashlights. Some in our group went deep see fishing and swimming with the dolphins, which were both wonderful. The people are very friendly and not too pushy. We were with 12 in the house, ages ranging from a 1 year old up to 59. All the rooms are very sound proof which was wonderful with the kids taking naps during the day. And everything was very roomy, so we never felt crowded. The pool was nice size and a big plus to have. We did rent 2 cars, which was very handy for shopping and exploring the island. But for youth who may not drive there the taxi service is very good and inexpensive. Tip, bring your own snorkel set and swim shoes. The beach is sandy, but getting in is rocky, so fish to see. A big thank you to Nicole who responded always very quick with emails and to Janie who was right there to solve any little problem. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We cannot tell you how much we enjoyed having your kind and respectful family in our home. We appreciate that you took the time to make such a thorough review as well. My mom was so happy to hear how your family enjoyed the home that she and my father had built. We are glad to know that you appreciated the abundance of space and the way the home was built for families to come and enjoy visiting and resting. The private pool being nestled right in between the main Villa Dos living area and the sandy beach is a splendid addition to an already near perfect situation. We're delighted to hear your family utilized the fun activities and dining along the beach. We really get excited too, to see the water being filled with ocean life that one can enjoy without even getting in the ocean. Thank you for noting too, the peace and quiet of being 9 miles away from town on the beautiful sandy, south end of Cozumel. Please, come again soon!
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Party central house

  • 3 of 5

The house itself was a 4 star. The beach and area around the house is 2 stars.

If you are looking for non stop partying, then this is the place for you. I believe there is a little failure in properly advertising this house’s surrounding area. The pictures showing the left side of the house down the beach, fail to show that it is full of giant inflatable bouncy things as far down the beach as you can see. 50 to 100 yard sections of beach have been turned into cruise ship excursions. Each section is divided by buoy’s and they pack as many inflatables as they can into that section. This is what we saw when we looked out from our patio. Every morning around 9:00, our private little section of beach became crowded with people that proceeded to drink all day long and leave all their cups, garbage and cigarette butts right in front of the house. We constantly had to kick people out of the cute beach chairs that belong to the rental house and tell them to stop climbing the palm trees.

About 5:00 we could then enjoy our so called private beach area. But only after we picked up the trash left behind. We had people changing their clothes on the side of the house on several different occasions. This house is in between 2 houses that are so close, you don’t have to bring a wireless speaker because you can choose to listen to music from the houses on either side. There was no point in trying to turn ours on because it was just a battle.

The people in unit 3 and 7 where kept awake most nights by the spring breakers renting the house next door. Even with windows shut, air conditioner running and fans all spinning, they heard every word. Including the fighting and profanity in the middle of the night after everyone was good and drunk.

If you are looking for a peaceful family vacation, this is not the place. The beach is crawling with drunk people all day, every day except Sunday. If you want a non stop party, then this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Oh my.....what an amazing visit we had to Villa Dos. We have had the great fortune to stay at Villa Dos on several occasions. I can say that it is one of the most beautiful vacation homes I have ever seen. The beautifully decorated home surrounding an infinity pool is an ideal setting for a tropical get-away. We stayed with two other couples and were delighted by the spacious accommodations each couple enjoyed. The friendly staff was on sight to ensure our every need was met.

The location of Villa Dos on the island contributes to its charm. It is a short drive from the airport and just steps away from amazing restaurants and a world of family activities. I have been scuba diving and snorkeling as well and I can say it is stunning. Thank you again for an unforgettable vacation and I'm sure we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are blessed to travel extensively & Villa Dos in Cozumel, Mexico is one of our favorite destinations. Oct 2016 was our 15th visit. We already made reservations for 2017! Cozumel is a small, safe island only a short flight from the USA. The people are friendly & helpful.

Villa Dos is the ideal vacation get way. A true Spanish style villa, Villa Dos sits on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Caribbean. Villa Dos offers something for everyone. Couples will find Villa Dos private, relaxing & romantic. Families will find lots of room with exciting water adventures for the children. Janie (owner), is on site to assist with any questions or offer recommendations.

A private infinity pool surrounded by palm trees overlooks the beach. We like to enjoy a margarita while watching the stunning sunsets. There’s a large fully equipped chef kitchen for those who like to cook. However, we seem to dine out most of the time. Nearby restaurant’s (short walk on the beach) make meal time simple. Try San Frisco Beach club for the Ceviche and the best French fries in the world! Next door is Carlos & Charlies who offers a wide variety of dishes. Mr. Sancho’s has fabulous fish. Coconuts, (sitting on a bluff with a spectacular view of the Caribbean) has great margaritas.

Villa Dos is a short drive into downtown Cozumel where you will find excellent shopping. I am not a diver, but my friends tell me the diving & snorkeling are some of the best in the world. We love Villa Dos and are looking forward to our 2017 visit. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Villa Dos is the ideal prescription if you need a break from a hectic life. Perfectly situated on the beach behind a stand of beautiful palm trees. Villa Dos offers a spectacular ocean view while maintaining privacy allowing one to luxuriate in the fabulous infinity pool. Just behind the pool you'll find glass doors leading to the main house. It is quiet, well furnished and climate controlled with a large kitchen. An added perk is the availability of several restaurants and shopping just a short walk down the beach. All in all Villa Dos is the perfect vacation get away. We have enjoyed Villa Dos several times over the past few years and always return. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Company Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We used your magnificent Villa dos at the end of last January for our Corporates retreat and it was great! We arrived and took full advantage of the peace and quiet to relax and wind down, we also took full advantage of the to die for view and walking on the beach resembled a picture postcard. The place was immaculate and furnished beautifully with everything we needed, and the onsite owners were gracious and kind hosts. With a beautiful beach right off the back deck and entertainment a few sandy steps down the beach it has the best of both worlds, and being swept away by the gorgeous sunset and soft ocean breeze at the end of the day was pure bliss.

Now, we have returned from Cozumel refreshed and replenished and wishing we could go back; if you are planning a trip to Cozumel I highly recommend booking with these guys; you won’t regret it.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to review Villa Dos. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dos. My father picked out this lot because it was on a beautiful sandy beachfront. Villa Dos is also convenient to all of the great dive spots on the south end of the island of Cozumel. And viewing the stunning sunset from the infinity pool at Villa Dos is also a favorite. And you're right, it's great to know there are beach clubs within walking distance of your peaceful, private villa. Please, let us know when you need to unwind again! My mom, Janie said she'd love to have you back again.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
CZM Cozumel
Nearest Barpub
San Francisco Beach Club
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Jack Niklas
Nearest Restaurant
Walking distance, on beach, not open nights
Car: recommended

On San Francisco beach 9 mi S. of airport, Near major dive sites

Close to all major dive sites, dive boat pick in water practically in front of the villa, Rinse tank and dive gear hang up area, Covered terrace with outdoor dining tables with seating for 8, Lounge chairs and abundance of seating around the private pool, Private Adirondack beach chair seating on beach in the shade of palm trees and white sand.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

From $399/nt during Sept and Oct for fewer than 6 guests. Some special consideration for fewer than 4 guests on other dates throughout the year.
Special rates for Sept and Oct starting at $399 for fewer than 6 guests.
Plus 19% tax Plus $1000 refundable security deposit;
Year round weekly rentals

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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