Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed or air mattress, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Tam Warner Minton
About Tam Warner Minton
We built Villa Coronado in 2000, next door to our friends who own Villa Torres. We have spent many happy vacations in our home with friends and family. As avid divers, we love our location overlooking the Mexican Caribbean. We know you will enjoy Cozumel as much as we do! We have home management on the island.
Tam Warner Minton purchased this House in 2000
Why Tam Warner Minton chose Cozumel
Cozumel is a friendly, casual island. I've heard it described as 'easy, breezy, with few pretentions.' I cannot think of a better way to describe it. We have been coming here since the late 1980s, and will continue to travel here for many years to come.
What makes this House unique
Whether you enjoy diving, swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, shopping, fine dining, fishing or golfing, Cozumel has it. We are in walking distance of Parque Chankanaab where one can hang on the beach, snorkel, dine, and see beautiful gardens and a lagoon. Cabana Beach is connected to Chankanaab and is also walking distance. World heritage site Chichen Itza is on the mainland and it only takes a couple of hours to get there. A 40 minute ferry ride will take you to Playa del Carmen, with Tulum, Xelha, and Xcaret available nearby. Cancun is 45 minutes north of Playa del Carmen. During June, July and August you can visit Holbox Island, 2 hours north of Cancun, to swim with Whale Sharks! Or even closer, they are also just 15 miles out from Isla Mujeres. It is a lifetime experience to swim with these magnificent, and gentle, giants. You can work with biologists here on Cozumel during turtle nesting season, April through September, at Punta Sur Parque. Cozumel has the only Pearl Farm in the Caribbean, and it is a fun day to explore it, have lunch, and enjoy a pristine beach in the north! There is always something to do!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - The spiral staircase may be an issue for toddlers.The spiral staircase may be an issue for toddlers.
No smoking - Guests must smoke outside.Guests must smoke outside.
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Beautiful Property/Quiet Stay
Great stay! Tam, Laurie, and Pancho were all responsive and very easy to work with throughout our stay and during the reservation process. The house was clean, in a quiet location just outside of town, close to many great beaches, and walking distance to 2 restaurants. The house was perfect for our group of 7 people and we enjoyed relaxing in the evenings watching the sunset over the sea. The beach across the street is both rocky and a bit sandy and offered snorkeling. Because of the sharp rocks at the entrace, I’d recommend having swim shoes/beach shoes on this beach. We also drove to several quiet beaches on the south and east of the island. We ordered a chef service for dinners which was good and we preferred the fresh fish entrees. Overall, it was a great stay and we would absolutely return. Suggestions: clean the pool before guests arrive (lots of debris/leaf litter in pool) and more drinkware (there weren’t enough glasses and the plastic ones were old/deteriorated).
I am surprised and unhappy that the pool was not pristine on your arrival. It should have been, and I apologize. We have been working to reduce plastic usage, but I will look at plastic drinkware next time I am there. It's a quandry...we try not to encourage plastic use, and we have reusable grocery bags and paper straws. Thank you for your review!
I rented this home for my husbands first Ironman. It met and exceeded all expectations. We visit Cozumel often and we are returning to the property for spring break this March! Thank you for the excellent communication and assistance during the entire booking, check in, and stay! I can’t wait to see it and enjoy with them this trip!
Thank you so much, and we look forward to having you back in March!!
Perfect for relaxing
This is our second time renting this property and we love it. It is ocean front (local road in between the house and the beach) with fantastic views of the sea and sunset in the spring.
We shared the house with a group of friends. The house has a nice kitchen and living room area that opens to the covered deck and pool. The pool is small, but big enough for a few floaties.
We hired a private chef service for the week and the food was delicious. We added in the option for “lunchtime snacks” and that was the only thing we didn’t like - not worth the money. The rest of our meals were great.
Town is about 15-20 minutes by car. We had paid the chef service to buy us groceries, which they charged 20%. It is easy enough to get to town from the house and not necessary to pay this fee. Next time we will get our own groceries!
We rented bikes for the week and this was a perfect way to explore.
One problem we did have was our dive boat was not able to pick us up at the Fiesta Americana pier as promised. The hotel was really nasty about it and wouldn’t let us use the dock, even if we paid a small fee. If you are a diver, this is definitely something to keep in mind. The dive shop thankfully was able to get permission from the Money Bar - a 15 minute walk from the house - so we used their pier.
Money Bar is a very convenient place to grab drinks and food. It’s reasonably priced and good quality. And the service is terrific. On Sunday afternoon they have live music. Great place to sit out and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
The house is nicely appointed and had everything we would need. A few hiccups were immediately addressed by the management and the week was pretty much without problems or issues. Each of the 4 bedrooms has an en suite bathroom. Plenty of closets and drawer space in each room. The house is cleaned every other day which is fine, but daily would be nicer, especially since we seemed to use all the towels every day between showers, pool/beach. Thankfully, there is a washer and dryer in the house that is available to use - a real convenience.
One night we went to town and had dinner at the local Italian restaurant, Guidos. It is right on the Main Street in town and is a fabulous spot to eat! We go every time we are in Cozumel and are never disappointed.
Overall, this house is a great spot. Responsive rental managers and just a lovely place to spend time. We will definitely be back.
I'm so sorry, who told you Fiesta Americana would allow you to use their dock? Money Bar will allow you to use their dock if the dive boat is a customer. Otherwise, we go to Fontura Marina which is a short drive, and I recommend you choose a boat who will store your gear for you. Much easier to do! I'm glad you had a good time, and we were pleased to have you!
Enjoyable vacation house for 2 families
We enjoyed staying at this house for a week in March 2019.
Our favorite things:
* Location - right across 1 way road from beach, excellent snorkeling right out your back door!
* Spacious house, plenty of room for 8 ppl
* Comfortable beds
* Great pool and outdoor space
A few cons:
* Kitchen could use a refresh on cooking utensils/bowls, sharper knives and cleaning sponges. Grilling utensils were all old and falling apart. We asked for replacements and did receive brand new set.
* A/C was not working properly during our week. Took 2 attempts to get fixed and a couple very warm nights for the 3 bedrooms upstairs. When we arrived there were 2 extra fans but neither one happened to work. When we asked for replacements, we were told previous guests bought for house and owner would not be providing replacements.
* Unit lacking a decent "renter's manual" to inform guests about some of the questions we had during week. Simple instructions for how to adjust A/C - 2 thermostats and where located, garbage location, recycling location, where safe was located and user instructions to set lock, how to work TV and outdoor speakers.
* Gas Grill would be a nice touch.
* Wish jacuzzi tub outside was able to heat up as well
* Consider upgrading coffee maker
* Every morning the dune buggy excursions stop out front of the house for a photo opportunity - lasts about 45 min - 1 hr depending on # of excursions. Not a problem if you are an early riser but loud and got annoying as week went on.
I am so happy you had a grand week at VC! I'm sorry about the AC, we have purchased a new one and it is working great! We have added a gas grill, it is just wonderful! Thank you for staying, please come again!
Great place! 5 of us stayed here for a week and loved it. Bars and restaurants are walking distance, cabs easy to hail and the beach is in front of your face. Did I mention the pool? Super cool. I’ve been to Cozumel 20 times but have always wanted to stay for a period of time. This was a perfect option. Thanks again!
The diving and snorkeling in Cozumel is world famous and rated in the top five dive destinations in the world. A 40 minute ferry will take you to the mainland, to Playa del Carmen and world heritage site Chichen Itza, Tulum, Xelha, and Xcaret.