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Joni Mitchell

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, Functional spanish

Casa Loro - Modern 3BR Home with Pool Perfect for Divers or Family Groups

15 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Independencia House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious open-floor plan, two-level house, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

‘Casa Loro’ is a modern 3 bedroom private home with all new furnishings in the Independencia neighborhood of Cozumel - perfect for dive groups and family groups. If you're looking for an alternative to the isolation of resorts, Casa Loro is less expensive, more comfortable and convenient and will leave you with wonderful memories of the friendly Cozumel community.

Completely walled garden with 'plunge pool' with natural rock cascading water feature (NOT, as many are, a condo with shared facilities).

Secure entry court yard and locked garage area with secure dive equipment rinse and dry area. Unlimited on-street parking.

Air-conditioned with individual controls for each room. Beautiful new furnishings and fully-equipped kitchen. Large attractive tiled bathrooms with sky lights.

Beautiful flowering plants and landscaping. Quiet, safe residential neighborhood.

Five-minute drive to dive , beach & watersport areas

Walk to restaurants, convenience stores, shopping for local crafts, large free public sports park with basketball, tennis, all-weather track, open seven days a week (check out the local semi-pro soccer league games twice a week!).

BEDROOMS WITH NEW HIGH-QUALITY BEDS

Three bedrooms on second level

- King in master suite

- Queen in second bedroom

- Two singles and fold down sofa in third bedroom

Bedroom with two singles includes 'teen entertainment center' sofa (with cup holders and fold down center panel--excellent for gaming). Sofa folds into serviceable futon-style bed.

- American-size beds with high-thread count linens

- Private balcony overlooking garden for master suite

- Large, well-appointed built-in closet and dresser unit in each bedroom

- Ceiling fans and new air conditioning systems, with individual temperature control for each room

BATHROOMS WITH LOTS OF HOT WATER

- 2.5 baths with one private bath off of master suite, a second large bathroom on the second floor shared by two bedrooms and a 'powder room' on the first floor

- Lots of large, fluffy towels

- New 'endless' hot water system provides long, hot showers for everybody

- Beautifully tiled large showers & up-to-date fixtures

- New, high capacity washer/dryer

CONVENIENCE AND COST-SAVINGS OF EATING IN

- American-style kitchen organized by enthusiastic cook, stocked with basics

- Six burner gas stove/oven, double door refrigerator/freezer, microwave, blender, coffee pot, bottled water dispenser, rice/vegetable steamer

- Full compliment of pots, pans, dishes, glassware, flatware, wine and margarita glasses -enough to serve an elegant diner for 8-10

- Dining table seats six, plus breakfast bar seating with three stools

- Morning coffee in the garden and evening margaritas in the pool

WIDE VARIETY OF CHOICES TO EAT OUT

- Dozens of walkable neighborhood spots for grilled chicken and seafood or local cuisine and a beer

- 5 minute drive/cab ride from a large selection of fine dining choices

- 5 minute drive/cab ride from half a dozen beach-front beach clubs where you can view the sunset from a hammock holding the tall frosty beverage of your choice

BROADBAND INTERNET AND CABLE TV

- DSL broad-band Internet connection

- Secure high-speed WiFi network within house and garden

- Cable TV including ESPN and English programming, movies, etc.

- Cordless phone for local phone calls

PRIVACY AND SECURITY

- Gated front courtyard and 10' walled back garden

- Cozumel is a very friendly, safe city where you can walk the neighborhood streets even late at night without concern

- Beautiful flowering plants in front court yard and back garden. Wake to the lovely sound of the bells of Corpus Christi Church and topical birds.

- Unlimited bottled water

- Surge-protection on most wall outlets

- Quiet residential neighborhood with elementary school across the street. Mix of vacation homes and permanent residents.

- Cabs on call or hail on-street two blocks away

- Locked garage area and easy on-street parking

AMENITIES WITHIN FOUR BLOCKS

- Avenue 30 (two blocks away) is a major shopping street with restaurants, locally-made ice cream, take-out roast chicken, general shopping, grocery stores, banks, etc.

- Three blocks, Unidad Deportiva public recreation center (no entry fee) sports park with basketball, tennis, all-weather track, weight lifting, and more. Open seven days a week (check out the local semi-pro soccer league games two nights a week!)

- One block, family-owned corner store -literally a taste of real Mexico

- Every evening, door-to-door pastry bike vendor -a treat for tomorrow's breakfast

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND GUEST SERVICES

- Local property manager with 20-years in Cozumel will meet you at the house, get you checked in and provide advice/assistance on local activities, reservations, etc.

- Connections with all local dive companies, including those not ordinarily open to resort visitors. Advice from highly experienced dive instructor/master with extensive knowledge of Cozumel dive sites.

- Once-a-week maid service included in base price. Additional maid/shopping/cooking services, etc. available on request

- On-call maintenance service

- Assistance/advice on car rental, local sites and attractions, restaurants, tours, etc

LIMITATIONS

- No pets allowed

- Minimum Age Limit for Renters : All guests under 21 must be accompanied by parent or guardian

- Smoking not allowed

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joni Mitchell (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, Functional spanish

About Joni Mitchell

The picture is of me and my daughter after her successful certification dive in Cozumel last year. Our family lives in Philadelphia. We've traveled the world and find the culture and people of Cozumel to be so friendly and interesting that my wife and I were inspired to purchase this house as our eventual retirement residence. In the meantime, you can share our good fortune!

Joni Mitchell purchased this house in 2011

Why Joni Mitchell chose Cozumel

Cozumel has world-class diving combined with really interesting culture (think Mayan, not northern Mexico) and a very cosmopolitan, international community. Good food, good times, good people.

What makes this house unique

We picked our house because its IN Mexico, not some isolated compound that tries to keep the local culture at bay. Additionally, the location is convenient to everything you need on a daily basis.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just wanted to drop you a line to extend our families thanks to you and the property owners for the wonderful stay at Casa Loro.



We loved the property and the neighborhood and Casa Loro has everything we needed. If we come back we'd happily stay there again.



All the best in 2014.



(posted from Guest email comments)
Jan 2014
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Casa Loro - Modern 3BR Home with Pool Perfect for Divers or Family Groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Awesome vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Cant say enough nice things about Casa Loro and its location. Just spent two weeks there and have no reservations about recommending it to others. Photos provided are exactly as you will find the residence. Joni was super informative/helpful and the only minor issue we experienced during our stay was dealt with immediately. The neighborhood is safe and everything we needed was within walking distance or a short cab ride. Nearby grocery stores had almost everything we went looking for. Guidos was our favorite restaurant and had excellent italian food. Definitely make this a stop - you wont be disappointed. Other noteworthy items include Rene from Chili Charters who was great as was Carlos from Dive Paradise. Two final people worth mentioning are Omar who was our island chauffeur and Javier who is the morning Churro guy. Omar took most of our party on a tour of sites on east side of the island. Price was very reasonable and his english is excellent. Javier delivers Churros to the door every morning and they are very tasty. Be careful though, he likes to show up fairly early. Thats about it other than to say we'll definitely make Casa Loro our first choice on any subsequent visit to Cozumel.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeff! Glad that your stay at Casa Loro was enjoyable. One note for when you come back ;-) . . . the churo guy responds to instructions. Just tell him "don't ring the bell before 9:00" (or whatever . . .)
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5

Perfect stay at Casa Loro!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed at Casa Loro for 10 days and this house was exactly what we were looking for! The house is very nice, very comfortable and looks even better than in the pictures. Everything we needed was there, from beach towels, kitchen equipment, washing/drying machine, air conditioning and pool. The front courtyard area was perfect for our diving equipment. We loved that the house was located in a residential area away from the touristic zone but at the same time only a few minutes away from downtown and the sea. We enjoyed a lot of the good restaurants that were close-by (Ceviche and margaritas at Las Tortugas!). We rented a car for the duration of our stay, but I don’t think it’s really necessary as there are plenty of taxis everywhere and they are really cheap. Joni was really friendly and helpful and was always very quick to reply to our questions and requests. She really wanted us to enjoy our stay! We had a great time at this house and in Cozumel and we highly recommend it. I hope we will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your group enjoyed your stay at Casa Loro, Patricia! Joni and we take care to try to make everything easy and comfortable so guests can focus on important stuff (like beaches, diving, dining, etc)!
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5

best vacation home ever

  • 5 of 5

Husband and I have booked vacation homes and flats in many cities and countries. None were as perfect as Casa Loro, where we stayed recently with our teen grandchild. We loved everything about the place -- the decor, furnishings, comfortable beds, ample towels and bed linens, well-stocked kitchen (where we enjoyed healthy home-made breakfasts as well as a couple of dinners), great yard, showers, air-conditioning & ceiling fans; in short, everything about our temporary housing was special. And the location made it easy for us to get anywhere and do anything. Joni, the manager,could not have been more friendly and helpful, from the beginning, many months earlier, to the end. Only wish we could have stayed longer at Casa Loro!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice stay at Casa Loro, EC! We'd be happy to see you back in the future :-)
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Philadelphia, PA
5

January excursion to Casa Loro

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Casa Loro in early January 2016. Arrived to meet the rock star Joni Mitchell (I"m not kidding--that is the realtor's name), who has already received many accolades. Can just testify that she was as charming, efficient, and welcoming to us as reported. The house is very comfortable, well stocked with everything you could possibly need, and in fantastic condition. Loved watching the hummingbirds in the back yard. The neighborhood is very safe, and we did walk the track at the exercise facility at the end of the street a few times. Fantastic empanadas around the corner! Everything is very convenient, couldn't have a better location. Would highly recommend Casa Loro to others looking for a great place in Cozumel.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Family Thanksgiving at Casa Loro

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I met at Casa Loro for a scuba adventure and Thanksgiving with our families. We spent a lot of time in the house, cooking our meals in the spacious, open kitchen (walking to the local grocery store was a daily event), playing games at the large, comfortable dining room table, napping on the hammock next to the dipping pool, and streaming movies on the television (via a $9 HDMI cable we bought at the Office Max next to the grocery store). The house is STOCKED with fluffy towels, blankets, pillows, kitchen supplies, fresh water, even a drawer full of non-perscription medications. One evening we lost internet because of local construction. When we called Joni, she answered the phone immediately and had the problem fixed in less than 15 minutes! We highly recommend Casa Loro.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Loro. What a great family Thanksgiving celebration!
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Sacramento, CA
5

Beautiful home for a real local experience!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Casa Loro for our two week honeymoon in Cozumel and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. Joni, the on-island property manager, was extremely helpful and a perfect host the entire time. She met us the morning after we arrived to give us a brief orientation about the house and gave us recommendations on local places to eat, beaches to visit, sites to see, etc. Everything was just as pictured and advertised. The house is well stocked with everything you need. The beds were very comfortable and having the extra amenities (such as laundry and those awesome beach towels) was such a bonus. The air conditioning system in each room worked extremely well and even on the hottest and most humid of days, we were always comfortable.

The house itself is set back in the Independencia neighborhood in town and is about a ten minute walk down to the water front and big grocery stores (Chedraui and Mega is a bit farther down the street). The neighborhood itself is extremely safe and the house with gate are very, very secure. We walked around late at night without a worry. The neighbors were also friendly and there are a ton of great local eateries within a few blocks of the house. Taxis to the waterfront usually ran around 30-50 pesos (30-40 pesos to the grocery store, about 40-50 to the ferry pier) and about 80-100 pesos to the marinas (Moneybar). Rafael, the taxi contact listed in the house binder, was always prompt in sending a taxi over whenever we needed one and was very reliable.

I think the best part of this rental (aside from being in a very safe neighborhood, as advertised and with an amazing property manager), is that you really can get a local experience. Being set back in town and away from the cruise ships and touristy strip of Avenida Melgar, we really got to dine with a lot of the locals and wander around areas without many other tourists. Of course it's all there if you're into that, but we really enjoyed being away from the hubbub of the shopping district and cruise ship travelers. We also were visited by a super friendly gentleman who sells pastries every morning between about 8:30-9:30 am. He always had tips on where to go and what to visit.

We would absolutely not hesitate in recommending this property to anyone traveling to Cozumel. We loved the home and all the people in the neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cathy! Isn't the 'churro guy' terrific? He has a quite a story . . . was teaching mathematics in a university in Mexico City when he concluded that his life would be better in Cozumel. So, he now cooks fantastic little breakfast sweets and peddles them door-to-door every day . . . just one of the many people that make Cozumel a special place.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cozumel
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many . . . I recommend Hotel Baracuda or Money Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ferry to Playa Del Carmen
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cozumel Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Half a dozen within walking distance
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Many, Many!
Car: recommended

Five-minute drive to world-class dive areas. Our property manager is a 20-year master dive instructor with connections to local dive companies, 3-minute walk to major free public sports facility with basketball, tennis, all-weather track, open seven days a week (check out the local semi-pro soccer league games twice a week!), Mayan ruins, secluded beaches, ecological parks, helicopter tours, Xcaret & Chankanaub Parks

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Rates & Availability

Independencia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Apr 16 2016 - Nov 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
$130
$875
 
 
Fall 2016
Nov 15 2016 - Dec 13 2016
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,120
 
 
Holiday 2016-2017
Dec 14 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$180
$1,175
 
 
Summer 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Nov 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$130
$875
 
 
Fall 2017
Nov 15 2017 - Dec 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,120
 
 
Holiday 2017 - 2018
Dec 14 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$130
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

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Amenities

Independencia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bath for master BR
  • Bathrooms on second floor are provided with filtered water dispensers, hairdryers and have skylights.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King master with private bath - combination safe
  • King size bed (1) American-size bed with lots of extra pillows, Queen size Bed (1) American-size bed with lots of extra pillows, Twin or Single Beds (2) American-size bed with lots of extra pillows, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Combination safe for your valuables
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Plunge pool with natural rock cascading water feature, lovely walled garden, secure entry court yard and locked garage area, secure dive equipment rinse and dry area, unlimited on-street parking, ceiling fans and air-conditioning with individual controls for each room, quiet residential neighborhood

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