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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath,

Relax your days away on our quiet, private, sandy beach gazing at the stunning Caribbean Ocean with a margarita in one hand and your favorite book in the other. Experience living in the only one-bedroom corner unit for rent at Residence Reef where you’re surrounded by two full walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and an extra 125 square feet of wrap-around deck. And the added bonus is that neither owner above or below me rent out their unit and rarely come to the island, so you won't have anyone staying above or below you. Enjoy one of our two private pools, or hang out at the roof-top solarium. World-class dive sites are just minutes away with a quick pickup on our private dock. Rest well at night knowing you are in a gated community with 24-hour security on-site.

My sunny corner unit features both ocean and pool views, has 69 U.S. television channels, FREE U.S. telephone calling and wireless internet (bring your laptop). Our full-sized kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and is fully equipped. All you supply is the food and the beer. You’ll have a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed and comfy sleeper-sofa in the living room. All this picture is missing, is you.

The beach is very private and quiet, however if you’d like a more party atmosphere, Carlos n' Charlie’s is a short 150 yards down the beach. You’ll also find parasailing, jet skis, mountain climbing, massage, shopping, hair braiding. Horse-back riding and even camel riding is available a few miles South of your condo.

A short drive to the colonial town of San Miguel provides excellent restaurant choices from Thai to Italian. Enjoy shopping, museums, swimming with sting rays and dolphins or the island’s premiere golf course.

In short, Cozumel has something to offer EVERYONE!

Keywords: Resort, private beach, ocean view, San Francisco Beach, Residencias Reef

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Cozumel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1),
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews
Madison Wisconsi

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is one of those perfect places that you can’t believe you’ve found. The condo is beautiful, clean and has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. The bed is wonderfully comfortable, the condo is spacious, well appointed and fabulously peaceful. We had friends staying there who were not on the corner and their condo felt like a dark cave compared to ours. The two full walls of sliding glass doors and the wrap around balcony makes this condo bright, sunny and wonderful. The ocean view from the balcony is simply gorgeous and the sofa on the deck is so comfy for having your morning coffee. Now we understand why it’s booked so much, so we’ve already reserved our stay for next year. To top it all off, Laura is extremely helpful with any question you have and is so easy to work with. Simply put, we absolutely loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you loved it so much, it's important to me that every renter has a wonderful vacation and I'm glad that you did. really looking forward to seeing you next year!
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  • 5 of 5

The Reef is one of the nicest resorts on the island and this unit is second to none. Great view of the pools and the ocean and a nice clean corner unit. Very comfortable and well maintained. Well decorated with an Island flavour. Comfortable patio furniture for that morning coffee or evening sunset. Perfect. Our third visit and can hardly wait for next year. We are already booked for our brief island retreat.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Laura’s condo.

Her 2nd floor corner condo is well laid out, floor to ceiling windows in the living/dining area, sliding glass doors, very bright, excellent view, great wraparound deck, clean & well equipped.

We had many a breakfast on the deck enjoying the property & ocean views.

Watched many sunsets from the deck or rooftop deck.

The property is very well maintained from the mangrove area with various birds, iguanas, crabs, grass areas, pathways, pools & beach area.

We found Residencias Reef to be very quiet and laid back.

We had the pleasure of meeting our host Laura who was most helpful with island information.

Using a rental car we toured the island discovering some great areas, the highlight for us was Punta Sur Eco Park. Be sure to check out the beach area and the boat tour of the lagoon.

Restaurants we enjoyed were Kinta, The Pub, Del Museo in town.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure meeting you both and having a chance to chat. You are wonderful people and fabulous guests. I meant it sincerely when I told you that I hope to see you again and have a beer on the beach. I'm buying.
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Peaceful! Quiet! Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This is the most peaceful, quiet, and relaxing vacation we have ever had. This condo is well appointed, every amenity we could want, great view of the beach and ocean right from our own balcony.

We highly recommend it, and will for sure be back.


  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time. It's so important for me for all my guests to love their vacations. So glad you did, and looking forward to seeing you again.
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Would be beautiful and peaceful, but noisy neighbors.

  • 3 of 5

This property is gorgeous, well-maintained, private/secure but the all-inclusive resort Secrets is directly next door and when they have overly loud music playing you can hear it a mile away and it totally destroys the peace and quiet that Residencias Reef would otherwise have. The Island desperately needs sound ordinances and stricter development regulations. As Cozumel is growing so fast, many of these amusement park-live resorts are having an impact on the natural beauty and calmness that this gorgeous island has had. Why not just go to Disney World or Cancun is you want to live in a circus environment!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts and concerns about your stay at my Condo in Cozumel. I am very happy that you felt that the property was "gorgeous, well-maintained, private/secure." I treasure my own vacations and work very hard to ensure that every vacation here is as wonderful as possible, and provide the venue for the best vacation ever. I am sincerely sorry if your trip was less than perfect--Secrets does have a band one night a week that plays from 8 to 10 pm, and occasionally has music playing at the beach area for a couple of hours during the day. Honestly, in the 10 years I've been renting my condo, no one has ever complained about the music and many people have commented that they enjoy the entertainment. I sincerely hope that you can find a more isolated resort in Mexico so that your next vacation trip is more enjoyable for you. Sincerely, Laura
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Nice unit, nice complex, nice spot, BUT

  • 2 of 5

The "BUT" is for the fold out sofa/bed. It is not a bed at all. In fact, it is a devious torture device. To build this sofa someone started with the worse foldout ever made and then added a mattress that is constructed using random chunks of scrap metal sandwiched between mattress casing material so it actually looks like a mattress. One night on this thing and you will be calling a chiropractor, massage therapist and your lawyer. I only survived 7 nights because I am a professional sleeper. I need exactly 7 hours; no more, no less. Bombs will not wake me up and I can sleep anywhere; standing up, under water, even in the back seat of an Austin Healey 3000. This bed will lure you in and fool you night after night. Once you lie down and immediately yell "OH MY GOSH",,, it's too late. You are too tired to do anything else because there are no viable alternatives at hand. "Leave it folded in and sleep on the couch," you say, "I love sleeping on couches." Well so do I. Learned it from my grandmother. She slept on a couch for the last 20 years of her life and died on a couch. I think she figured everyone dies in bed and if I never go to bed, well, you get the idea. And it mostly worked. She made it to 90 something. But let me tell you; "no no no, not on this couch." The support under the sofa cushions towards the back is too soft and you roll down into a claustrophobic ditch. There is only one solution: Sleep on the sofa cushions directly on the floor. That would have been fine for me. I have done that before with great results, but I did not think of it until just now while writing this. I cannot say why. I believe the evil genius that built this device is exerting some kind of mind control. So to summarize: Fantastic condo. I would have given 5 stars had I slept in the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brett, thanks for taking the time to write about the condo and I appreciate your comment that it is a "Fantastic condo" and you would have given it 5 stars had you slept in the bedroom. I agree, the sofa is not comfortable. Sofa beds anywhere are uncomfortable and in Mexico it's impossible to find a good sofa bed, which is why my add says the condo sleeps two. Since there were only two of you, I didn't realize that you were going to sleep on the sofa bed. I provide my all renters with my phone number and email address to contact me with any questions or concerns. Had you let me know you were not comfortable sleeping on the sofa, I would have suggested putting the mattress on the floor, not a great solution, but it would have been better than sleeping on the fold-out. I wish I would have known that there were two of you expecting to have separate beds, I would have recommended getting a two bedroom. That way you could have had the perfect vacation you so deserve. Sincerely Laura
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Calendar last updated:
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About Laura

Born and raised in Colorado, I have spent my life traveling and diving the world. I have a wonderful family and feel richly blessed with the wonderful people I have in my life.

Laura purchased this condo in 2005

Why Laura chose Cozumel

I first came to Cozumel 30 years ago for diving and fell in love with the place then. I remember saying to myself then, 'I'd love to have a home here someday.' Well, dreams really do come true. I was able to buy this beautiful condo 5 years ago and have loved it ever since. I was born and raised in Colorado. Now I spend my winters in Cozumel and Summers in the mountains of Colorado. Life couldn't be better.

What makes this condo unique

This is the only one-bedroom corner unit available for rent here at Residence Reef. With two walls of solid window, and a wrap-around deck, the condo is sunnier and feels larger than other units. We have plants on the deck for privacy, but the views and open feel are wonderful.


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Cozumel Airport
Nearest Barpub
Carlos n' Charlies
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Cozumel/Palya Del Carmen
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cozumel Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
Ocean's, Carlos n' Charlies, Paradise Beach
Nearest Beach
You're on it!

Right on the beach, 100 yards north of San Francisco Beach. Minutes from all the great dive sites. Carlos n' Charlies, Paradise Beach just a 3-minutewalk down the beach.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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