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Cozumel Beach Front Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property


Our beautiful Cozumel beach front home (which we call 'La Ballena') IS NOT A CONDO!, AND YOU CAN WALK FROM YOUR BACK DOOR TO THE BEACH!! OUR HOME HAS BEEN NEWLY RENOVATED, WITH UPDATED, NEW FABULOUS KITCHEN & FURNISHINGS. Located on the quiet North end of the island, there's always easy transportation to and from the main part of town, either via taxi or rental car. Our beach is amazing, and is the perfect spot for special occasions -- WEDDINGS!!

La Ballena is located on the island of Cozumel, which is just a few miles off the Yucatan Peninsula in the Mexican Riviera.

Direct flights are available from major U.S. markets through Many airlines, with direct & connecting flights from many major cities through United, American, Sun Country & many others .

Of course, many airlines and flights are also available through Cancun, including American, Mexicana and United, with an additional flight on Mya Air. It is also a short cab ride from Cancun airport to Playa Del Carmen with express ferry to Cozumel. Both options are short and inexpensive and can help you easily get to our Cozumel rental home.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Owner

We LOVE our beachfront home, and Cozumel. . .Our entire family spends much of our spare time here. Our grandchildren have grown from toddlers to teens in this pool. You will meet no better people than the Mexican people you find here, and no better beachfront home!!

Owner purchased this villa in 2000

Why Owner chose Zona Hotelera Norte

Our home offers immediate access to the beach simply by stepping out the back door. The views are spectacular from the screened in porch, swimming pool, or from the beach. WE HAVE JUST REMODELED THE KITCHEN AND FIRST FLOOR IN FEBRUARY 2017.

What makes this villa unique

waterfront, sandy beach, beachfront, pool, screen porch, FABULOUS REMODELED KITCHEN, whole house water purification system, ice maker, outdoor kitchen with grill


Zona Hotelera Norte Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5 bathrooms; Master bath has walk-in shower with dual shower heads. Second level hall bath also has a walk-in shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Comfortable beds are provided for all, including a king size bed in the master bedroom, with sliders to a balcony overlooking the ocean. Second bedroom has queen size bed, also with sliders leading to a balcony overlooking the ocean. Other bedrooms have twin beds, which can be converted into King if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1) 'The Great Race' - Scott, who runs The Great Race, will do tours with the guests at our home 2) Jack Nicklaus golf course right across the street


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Cozumel Beach Front Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Special Place with a View

  • 5 of 5

As I write this I am sitting by the pool having coffee and watching another beautiful day come alive at La Ballena. Only 15 steps to the sand and 3 steps to the pool make this place special. The Gardner and pool guy have come and gone and everything is nice and clean.

This is not the fanciest place I have stayed but could be may favorite. The home has a freshly remodeled kitchen and apparently new flooring, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with air conditioning throughout. The kitchen has more kitchen tools than I have at home and did I mention the view? There is a screened porch where drinks and world solving conversations have taken place and a couch too if you need to rest.The washer and dryer are nice and made packing light. The beds are comfortable and sleep is good with the windows open and the sounds of the ocean in the night.close your hear it?

The area is very quiet at night and although right next to a large resort there is seldom any noise. The home is close enough to town for a short taxi ride and taxis are readily available on the street. The management company for a fee had groceries stocked with the list I sent so we get right down to relaxing. Did I mention the ocean breeze and the view?

Finally the place just has a relaxed feeling. It is a place where a family can safely stay and make memories. And did I mention the view?

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great Couples Trip!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this location with two other couples (six people total) and it was amazing. The beach is literally ten yards from the infinity pool. Downtown is a short, $5 taxi ride so we were able to buy groceries at the Mega store for all week. Breakfast and Lunch were easily prepared in the kitchen and we had dinner out most nights. Water is filtered so safe to drink and cook with. Bedrooms were very spacious and AC in every room. Two bedrooms overlook the ocean with a balcony. Maid service every other day to clean, wash dishes, do laundry. The property manager was very responsive if we needed anything.

We spent a majority of our day relaxing around the pool or snorkeling. A ten minute walk down the beach and you arrive at one of the best snorkeling spots I have ever been. There are a few restaurants/bars within walking distance but most you need to reach by the $5/80 peso ride into town.

I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a nice relaxing beach/pool experience with snorkeling adventure thrown in. We can't wait to book another trip to this location!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstock, IL

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation rental on the beach of Cozumel! Our family of 4 shared this house with another family of 4, we all had our own space with plenty of room. The kids ages 4-12 enjoyed the many hours spent in the pool, building sand castles on our own beach, collecting shells and playing around on noodles in the calm ocean. It was wonderful that anyone who needed an afternoon rest could go relax in their own space while the rest of the family could still enjoy the pool and ocean. Having a fully stocked kitchen, gas grill, as well as washer and drier is a major plus for families, it is very easy to go to the local shopping center for all your needs, we ate at the house for the majority of meals. Awesome vacation! Thanks Kathy and Jim!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mchenry county Il

Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here with our family and really enjoyed ourselves. The home is very spacious with all the amenities anyone could want. We used the gas grill often and the washer and dryer were great to keep up with all the beach towels. The staff were all very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Even the landscaper that was there daily, took the time to open some coconuts so we could drink the water out of it. Lots of memories made that week.thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our vacation in Cozumel , where we stayed at La Ballena it was absolutely perfect . We have four adult children who live in four different states NE,ID,Co,and IL we all stayed here and had plenty of room for all 8 of us . This was our first time renting a place , we had stayed at all inclusive before. So we really didn't know what to expect . The owners Kathy and Jim and the managers Lori and Jim made everything so easy . They are great people to work with . The house and setting was beautiful and so convenient to get around, be it going to town ,restaurants store airport etc.. We liked everything about the house , pool,and beach ( the beach is nice and sandy not rocky like some parts of Cozumel ) the table in dinning area was large enough to set all 8 of us very comfortable. The kitchen had everything you needed and then some .the outdoor grill was great and we used it a lot . In the evening we all found our selves sitting in the screened porch area around the table laughing ,playing games and watching the cruise ships go by . If you do not want to rent a car that is no problem because the cabs are just out by the road . They have a book in the house that has some of there favorite restaurants and different thing to do or places to go shopping this was very helpful . While we were there Jim and Lori are a phone call away to help with anything you need or have questions about. We can not say enough good things about our stay . What I will say is we will differently go back and never stay at a all inclusive again. it was great to be on our own time and eat ,drink ,play in pool ,or ocean when ever we wanted !!you don't get that at the resorts. We would highly recommend to anyone thinking about staying here to do it . You will be happy you did !

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LRBA returns

  • 5 of 5

Still excited from spending 8 days with 8 girlfriends at this beach front home!

We all were housed in 4 inviting bedrooms with plenty of space to roam around. Large table housed us all for meals, games, planning time, and giggles. First night was the best sunset which we enjoyed from floating in the ocean or walking on the beach. The Pirate ship passed in from of the sunset for a memorable picture. The beach was outside the screened in porch and very accessible for dips, paddleboarding, snorkeling by the pier, walks, etc. The pool on their patio was a great pulse for morning, afternoon, or evening dips. Location of the home was very convenient if one wanted to travel to the shopping area, restaurants, and excursions. For the times we needed a taxi, they were parked close outside the gate ..... didn't even need to call for one. The home was well equipped for cooking and seemed to be a moderately priced rental home with a cozy atmosphere. All our needs were met and more. Our snorkel excursions were booked with "Chili Charters -- expericenced tour guides for snorkeling and dives and even hired out for a smaller group sunset cruise. I would recommend them for any of your prospective renters. They were personable, knowledgeable, and you could tell they love what they do. Thanks for offering us this great opportunity to share your home and come back with some of our own memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palancar Reef
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cozumel to Playa
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Jack Nicklaus Golf Course
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
out the door
Car: not necessary

World's best scuba diving, snorkeling, Bone Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Guided birding tours, Golf, Tennis


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates do not include the normal Mexican tax. Rates are not confirmed until booking is completed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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