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Kathryn Baker

Member since: 2004
Speaks: french, german, spanish

Oceanfront Penthouse **CHRISTMAS 2016 STILL AVAILABLE!**

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Cozumel Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8 adults or 6 adults + 4 children)

Welcome to Paradise! Compare our 4,200+ sq.ft. home to any other property and you realize you have found the real deal. This is the very best!

Imagine sitting in a hot tub on the balcony of your penthouse, watching the glorious sunset, sipping a chilled drink with gentle ocean breezes caressing your skin. Ahhhh!!

Next morning, you wake up early, eager for your first dive trip, or your beach chair with a book down at the pool area. You get your gear, head down the elevator and wait at your private boat dock to be picked up. Or you just settle into your lounge chair with a good book and snooze away the day.

Does this sound like the vacation for you? Does having a dive experience where you feel like you're flying across the reef thrill you? Or perhaps you want to travel with a large group and not feel like you're on top of each other? Desire a family reunion where you are all comfortable?

If so, come stay at Casa Corazón (House of the Heart), a spacious, diver/family-friendly penthouse where you will find the finest drift diving in the world! It doesn't get any better than this!

Casa Corazón is the penthouse (8th floor) in the gorgeous condominium building right across the street from City Hall. Your views are breathtaking facing the west, the south and across the island as well!

You are 3 blocks from downtown San Miguel (Cozumel), a 2-minute walk to the shops along the ocean, and yet you are far enough away from the tourist bustle to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and quiet.

Unprecedented luxury in a building built to the highest quality standards. To quote one of our recent tenants, 'The Casa exceeded our expectations which rarely ever happens.'

Your secure elevator opens right at the door of your Casa. Open your door, and the first thing that greets you is a breath-taking view across the Caribbean Ocean to Playa del Carmen and Xcaret through the 8-foot high floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. All windows and sliding glass doors have screens, and there are tropical wood ceiling fans in every room should you prefer gentle breezes and the sound of the waves to air-conditioning.

As you enter the Great Room, you see custom ceramic tile floors, striking carved wood, rattan, and leather furniture, comfortable sofas and chairs, lots of reading lights, a satellite-TV, DVD/CD, and stereo with surround sound. Casa Corazón's 4212 sq ft gives ample room for everyone to find a special nook or sufficient room to socialize and party. It's perfect for large groups of friends or family gatherings.

The dining table seats 10 comfortably. There is a wine refrigerator, bar stools, a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel LG appliances and various small appliances.

Four expansive bedroom suites each have their own private baths and balconies (check out the photos!). The Casa sleeps 8 people easily — no tripping over each other and plenty of privacy. One bedroom is even set up as an office if you want to work a little while you play. There is also a beautiful powder room just inside the front door.

Wireless high-speed DSL is available so bring your laptop! FREE calls to USA or Canada.

On the 800+ sq ft. oceanfront veranda is a hot tub (seats 6 to 8), chaise lounges, a table with 4 chairs and more. The veranda wraps around the south side of the building so you have a panoramic view.

Your elevator also takes you to the basement/garage, directly opposite the entrance to the beach and the tri-level pool. Tables with umbrellas and chairs, chaise lounges, palapas are on the clean white sand beach and by the pool.

There is a boat dock and dive rinse tanks; you can be picked up by any dive or tour outfit or scuba/snorkel right off your private beach. A secure storage locker is in the basement, so you don't have to cart your heavy wet gear up and down.

Across the street is Chedraui (a combination WalMart, Safeway, and Walgreen's), the local Cineplex and an Internet cafe if you left your laptop behind.

If you don't feel like cooking, there are many fine restaurants within walking distance or a short cab ride away. Many local restaurants will deliver to the penthouse, or if you wish, we can refer you to a chef who can prepare your meals for you.

If you want authentic local food, stroll down any of San Miguel's side streets or go to the Mercado. The people are all delightful and friendly. The culture is warm and inviting. It is safe here!!!

Your multilingual, full-time American management and concierge service provides daily maid service and can arrange for any number of activities – day trips to Xcaret, renting a scooter or car or even babysitters.

By the way, Cozumel is listed in travel magazines and by travel agents as one of the safest places to vacation in the world!

Keywords: Condominium, Luxury, Penthouse, Ocean Front, Diver Friendly, Family Friendly

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Kathryn Baker (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: french, german, spanish

Why Kathryn Baker chose Cozumel

Cozumel is listed by almost every travel agency and magazine as the safest or one of the safest places to vacation in the world. Cozumel remains unchanged, but more beautiful than ever. The infrastructure is modern without losing the island feel. Services are wide ranging but professionally handled and there seems to be many things to do for everyone.

What makes this condo unique

The penthouse is the perfect place to watch the sun set the sky ablaze with color as it goes down or the moonrise shed its soft light on the waves just off your balcony. You can watch the cruise ships arrive in the morning and leave in the evening while you are eating or reading or perhaps sitting in the hot tub.

Everyone is amazed by the comfort but coziness of the penthouse. It is an experience as much as a place to stay. Even one of our friends who was born and raised on the island gets distracted by the view and can't seem to stop taking pictures when he visits!

In January of 2012, we just opened an EagleRider Harley-Davidson motorcycle rental franchise, so if you are interested in seeing the island on two wheels (the best way to do it!), let us know and you'll get a special 'penthouse family' discount!

Guestbook comments from the manager

6-15-08My family has visited the El Cantil penthouse two years in a row now. From the convenience of a nonstop elevator ride, to the breathtaking view when the doors open, to the great service staff, and the spacious quarters, we have enjoyed every minute of our visits. The penthouse is spacious, with up to 4 bedrooms, and a large central living area and kitchen. Furnishings are elegant, yet comfortable. The staff at the El Cantil are constantly available and welcoming. The location is perfect. Right across the street from a large market, and walking distance to everything downtown, yet far enough away from the hustle bustle to make it private and quiet. The pool area is quiet and secluded, with plenty of chairs and or cabanas for those who want to stay in the shade. The grounds are maintained meticulously.I recommended this unit to friends who were traveling to Cozumel, who have done extensive traveling themselves, and they said it was the nicest place they’d ever stayed at and couldn’t wait to return. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The website is helpful, but if you can’t find the answer there, Allan can usually provide one. He is responsive and gracious. Just knowing that the penthouse is consistently nice and enjoyable is a great draw! I would not hesitate to recommend it to even the pickiest travelers!Diane Jensen
Jun 2008
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)
Oceanfront Penthouse **CHRISTMAS 2016 STILL AVAILABLE!**
average rating of 4.9 based on 37 reviews
5

Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this penthouse apartment! Beautiful views, clean, incredibly spacious, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, great showers & hot tub. The pool and Oceanside area were lovely, and the snorkeling right off the pier was a lovely surprise! We had someone in a wheelchair with us and there was plenty of mobility in the apartment and around the grounds. Wonderful location with a grocery store across the street and shopping and many restaurants within walking distance. The owners were great to deal with beforehand and the onsite staff were helpful and friendly, and the maid service was excellent! Thank you for a fantastic spot for our Cozumel vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Condo was beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Deck - The view from the Penthouse was wonderful. The large deck made it great to sit outside and enjoy the ocean view and breeze. Having the hot tub on the deck was very enjoyable but could not fit all four of us without overflowing.

Condo - The condo itself was gorgeous. We only had two couples in the condo so we didn't use all four bedrooms but it could have easily accommodated two more couples. An unexpected gift was that housekeeping came in everyday and cleaned the condo. They did a wonderful job cleaning the condo and would even do some of our laundry, make sure you tip them.

Breakfast upstairs - We only ate there one day and it was ok. They made eggs to order and had a daily special. Part of the breakfast was buffet style and the cinnamon rolls had small bugs on them.

Management - Everyone was very friendly. They would help you with anything you needed.

Water front area and pool - We normally do all inclusive resorts so to have 8 people down on the sand area was refreshing. There is no beach to walk on so that was missed. The snorkeling was very good off of the pier area. When the wind was out of the WNW it was hard to snorkeling as the wave were to big. The area was very well groomed and taken care of. Pool was clean and refreshing. Bathroom right off of garage area. Did miss having someone come around and ask for drink like in an all inclusive.

Town - We felt very safe walking around town. Everything is in nice walking distance. Two grocery stores very close, one across the street and one two blocks down.

Cab/Taxi - very easy to use and very affordable. Pay in pesos. The price is always less. Also, ask before you get in how much it will be. You can always say to high and they will come down.

Exchange rate - Exchange your dollars for Pesos. Some of the restaurants really have low exchange rates. When we were there you could go to a bank and get 17.5 pesos to a dollar and some restaurants would only do 11 pesos to a dollar. If at all possible, pay with a credit card at those restaurants if you don't have pesos.

Restaurants - Our favorite was Pancho's Backyard. Great service, great food. Casa Mission was second. Loved the Sexy Coffee.

Complaints - Both of the beds in the front bedrooms could be replaced. Ours squeaked really bad. DON'T come during Cozumel Mardis Gras, middle of Jan. to Middle of Feb. unless you want to listen to music until 5:30 in the morning on Fri and Sat night. Crazy loud

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place, Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed all over the island in various types of accommodations and we loved staying here. The management was wonderful and showed us all the secrets to the property. It is in a perfect location to go to town for dinner, but if you want to stay in, the kitchen is perfect for cooking. And you cannot beat the view! Best view in Cozumel!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ali, We're thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the penthouse and had a wonderful time on the island. You're right about that view - it's hard to beat! Hope you can make it back again soon. ~ Kathryn
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Brad

  • 4 of 5

Great place, great views , great location. Only bad thing is the furniture on the terrace is made of plastic piping and is junk. The chairs came apart several times.

Would still highly recommend the place

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brad, So glad you had a great time! Sorry to hear you had trouble with the outdoor furniture. We replaced it recently, but it sounds like it needs some more attention. Thanks for letting us know and for recommending the penthouse! Hope you can stay with us again sometime soon. Kathryn
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Great Digs!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week with 6 of us. This was a wonderful place for all of us to stay. The 4 divers and 2 snorkelers were all pleased with the location and amenities. The view is unsurpassed and the deck is large enough for a bigger group. We all snorkeled out in front, some days it was great (eels, lionfish, puffers, trunk fish, etc.) and some days more sparse but so convenient. Pool area is beautiful as well. The owner and management were very responsive to our needs. One of the A/C units (yes, there are 3 A/C zones... :) ) went out and they had the compressor replaced as soon as was possible.

Location was great as we did not want to rent a car. We could walk across the street to the grocery, easy walk to town and shops and restaurants. The only downside to the location is that it can be a little busy next door at the Cozumel Palace Hotel (but not too late) and we are north of the caleta (where most dive boats are located). So unless you get a dive company that will come and pick you up (and some will) you will need to taxi down to the caleta to grab your boat. That was about $9.00 each way for the taxi. We went with Tres Pelicanos Divers and just loved them!!

Each member of our party said they would not change a thing about this rental. It really was fabulous and we felt very secure. Again...do not hesitate to rent this penthouse. The owner is responsive and so easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect Christmas in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This penthouse was exactly as described. We dealt directly with the owners and Kathryn was excellent to work with. She was only a call away while we were in Cozumel and the vacation was a dream come true. Beautiful penthouse with post card views. A quick drive around the island will tell you this is the perfect location and probably one of the nicest condos in Cozumel. If you read all the reviews you will see everybody has the same opinion. Would highly recommend this penthouse and the owners to anybody who wants a dream vacation. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Isla de Cozumel, Mexico
Car: not necessary

The best scuba diving in the Caribbean and one of the best in the world, fitness center a block away, amusement parks (Chankanaab is on the island as well as Xcaret on the mainland), museum, sightseeing (Mayan ruins), windsurfing, jet skis, submarine ride, glass-bottom boats and more!

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Rates & Availability

Cozumel Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Value Rates!
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$295
$1,950
 
 
Fall Value Rates!
Oct 5 2016 - Nov 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
$295
$1,950
 
 
Thanksgiving / Ironman
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,875
 
 
Holiday 2016 / 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - May 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$475
$2,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$395
$2,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Amenities

Cozumel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) The furniture is highest quality (Tommy Bahama and others) and beautiful and the Owners suite is a California King, longer by a few inches if you like to stretch out or are a taller person. , Queen size Beds (1) The furniture is highest quality and beautiful, but this Ocean Suite bed and matching furniture have to be seen to be believed., Twin or Single Beds (2) These two beds are in suite 4, perfect for single adults or the kids., Baby Cribs (1) This and other foldaway beds can be brought in by the management to suite any configuration you desire for your comfort., Murphy Beds (1) King Sized double pillow top mattress and custom designed and built of Cherry wood, always down and beautiful with glass showcase built in.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There's also a 2-bedroom penthouse next door that can adjoin at the balcony in case you need even more room. Reverse Osmosis (purified) water for drinking, and the entire water system is filtered for cooking and showering, pressurized water for strong showers, phones, 13 tons of air conditioning, ceiling fans in every room, screens on all windows and sliding doors, DSL, stereo with Bose speakers, DVD/CD, fully-equipped kitchen, wine refrigerator, blender, linens/beach towels provided, hair dryers, iron and ironing board, underground garage, private boat dock, rinse tanks and locked storage locker, safes in all bedrooms.

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