About the property
- Condo4976 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms 5 Baths, Sleeps (4 Couples Comfortably) 11 guests with futons
As you scroll through the updated photos (02/2017) of Cozumelbythesea.com on this site, notice the last photo is a 3D Scan. Take a moment to explore each room. Since the video last year, the white walled wrap around balconies on the main level, including the two ocean front bedroom balconies have been completely marble tiled in addition to some special tile upgrades to the kitchen... Stay with us and enjoy spectacular views from 90% of this penthouse boasting 5000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space. The grounds at the Residencias Reef are also lush, green, well cared for and simply stated one of the best properties on the island. Our Condo has the highest rating on VRBO at the Residencias Reef in Cozumel and on Trip Advisor the Residencias Reef is also one of the highest rated private resorts on the island. Our home is decorated in true Caribbean décor, featuring 4 bedrooms, each with their own a private bath, as well as one additional bath and shower on the roof top. Our private rooftop has a 1200 sq ft solarium, with palapa for shade and 40 foot infinity lap pool and wet bar, private and exclusive of this penthouse. This upper sun deck has patio furniture and stunning views. And yes, the pool is within the unit and exclusive for guests of our penthouse. This pool is not heated as the two pools on the association grounds. Our private pool is maintained weekly!
You will see the gorgeous sunsets from the wrap around balconies and two master bedrooms, while you enjoy the tropical breezes. On the exterior there are hammocks a few chairs and outdoor dining table off the kitchen and outdoor electric grill for those who wish to cook in. Property privately sleeps 4 couples up to a total of 11 guests using the 3 futons which we recommend for children. Keep in mind futons do not comfortably sleep adults, we added them for adults traveling with small children. There are 2 King suites with ocean views and 2 Queen suites, non ocean view. All beds are equip with high quality linens. Full kitchen for those that love to cook, living room, dining area inside and outside. Adorning the walls of this condo are 5 stunning murals painted by a local artist reflecting our own personal taste of a few Islands in Greece.
We have private dedicated staff, to cater to the needs of our guests and have several other services available through locals we have done business with for over a decade. House keeping is included, we are also affiliated with a local dive operator, Padi certified who will take you out to the reefs for scuba, snorkel and fishing trips or just a day on the sea. Many other local operators know where we are and will pick you up on the dock located just in front of the property.
Cozumel Island is a unique vacation spot, blending the best of Mexico and the Caribbean. Famous for its coral reefs, there are plenty of water sports such as diving, kite surfing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking and more. Horseback riding on the beach or in the jungle is also an option as is swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Discovery Cozumel located in Chankanaab National Marine Park located just a mile away on the southwest side of the island. A golf outing or visit to the Mayan Ruins is but a twenty minute ride from Residencias Reef. Paradise, San Francisco and Playa Maya water parks are right next door about a 2 minute walk on the beach if you are looking for action during the day and sports like parasailing and jet skis.
The island offers zip lining and sky diving and kit boarding.
We are located 6 miles from the center of town. And in town a 30 minute boat ride will put you on the mainland where you can experience other parts of Mexico and its culture.
If shopping is what you love, Cozumel's retail variety offers everything from artisan-made jewelry, pottery, and leather goods to clothing and duty-free imported items such as perfume, china, crystal and electronics.
We are located in the South of the island where all of the famous reefs are located so your dive and snorkel trips are just a short distance from our dock. We are about 6 miles from the town center. If you care to go back and fourth to town, we recommend that you rent a vehicle at Thrifty car rental which will cost less than taking cabs in and out.
Outside on the grounds of the property you will have access to a private beach with chairs and palms for shade and two condo community pools, one at the beach and one right next door to our building on the ground floor.
Cozumel Island has so much to offer, and the families we have caring for our guests will make sure that your experience on the island is memorable. By the time you leave you will feel as though you now have extended family here in paradise, You will want to return again and again to the experience. Your stay at Residencias Reef will be one that will be remembered for years to come!
In 2017 our penthouse has the highest number of reviews of properties located at the Residencias Reef and is one of the highest rated properties at the Residencias Reef! We would love the opportunity to discuss your next vacation with you. Take a look at our Standard Rental Agreement attached to this listing and note we do have a fairly flexible cancellation policy.
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About Shirl Simolari
We have owned since constructed in 2004. With much passion for travel, visited many islands for several years looking for the perfect vacation rental location. Stumbled on this property while visiting and new it would be the perfect fit for travelers as a vacation rental destination! Cozumel has activities for all travelers below and above it's crystal clear waters, this has served our investment well for years!
Shirl Simolari purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Shirl Simolari chose Cozumel
From a rental perspective we chose this vacation rental destination in Mexico because of it's reputation, "what travelers have to say about the island and importantly activities for guests; Water sports, of course scuba diving, being divers ourselves, Cozumel has some of the best reef in the World! Known for the reef which extends around the island, the many stunning beaches has to offer catering to the snorkeler as well, shopping, golf and it's beauty and ease to travel around, navigation is a plus! Unlike many islands, there is something here to captivate everyone. We are comfortable with the locals, we've developed many relationships with a variety of professional locals who know our property and service our guests well! Cozumel also has a reputation for being safe and also religious.
What makes this Condo unique
When visiting the island it's hard to pull yourself from the property. The home has it's own private pool on the roof-top. Even though there are two community pools, you don't have to leave the home to go for a swim. The views of the sea are spectacular from 90% of the penthouse, watching the cruise ships pass in the morning on their way to town while swinging in a hammock, then off in the evening sunset on their way to their next destination. Another bonus is being able to go out the front door and walk the beach for miles Many beautiful beaches all around the island and we find them to be peaceful. This location is perfect, we have developed great friendships among the owners at Residencias and guests who frequent their travels here.
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had a fantastic stay. Thank you for making your place available for us. Loved the roof top to start the day with a cup of coffee and making plans for the day. Fernando from Cozumel Chef provided some fabulous meals... definitely have to encourage others to utilize that service. Mariachi band was fun... thanks for helping with arrangements. Genny was wonderful and we loved her cooking too... especially the guac and pico. Alex was very helpful too as we had a chartered fishing group cancel on us last minute due to mechanical issues and Alex helped us find another service on a day’s notice to accommodate 11 of us. Pier for fishing and diving pickup... being right there was very convenient. Both families had a great experience diving as well. Alex, Fernarno, Genny and your accommodations all made the trip extra special. The golf course was fantastic and best conditions of any Caribbean course I have played. I used to believe we should never go to the same place twice, but if we did it would be to repeat our Cozumel experience. All in all it was a great trip and we are putting it on the list of places to visit again. This is our 4th island in the last 4 years that we have visited as a family and this by far was our best accommodations. Nothing negative to report. Thanks again
Thank you for your kind words! Sounds like your time away was fulfilled with everything you expected to enjoy. We appreciate hearing about the people who work with us as well to keep our guests happy. The accommodations are a plus but service from the people who work inside company are what makes our business successful!
Thank you again, I look forward to sharing your remarks with the staff.
Fabulous Vacation Spot!
We travelled to Cozumel in March with our adult children. There were nine of us who stayed in the penthouse. The accomodations were wonderful! Every bedroom was a suite with its own bathroom. We spent most of our time on the main floor deck or upstairs at the pool and solarium. The views were fabulous from both locations. We actually didn't use the property's pools at all! We were very happy on the decks of the penthouse! We rented vans which I would highly suggest. The property is outside of town and with the vans we could travel easily to town to shop for groceries and souveniers and to eat at the local restaurants. We also tried on one day to drive around the island but we only made it part way because we couldn't leave the most beautiful beach we have ever been on....Punta Sur. The water was crystal clear and calm because of the reef, and the sand was beautiful. We did make it on to Coconuts for dinner....that is a must! There is no restaurant on the property but Carlos and Charleys on the beach to the left became our second home! Great food and drinks! However, the restaurants on the beach close at 5:00 so you need to plan on eating early. But the highlight of our trip was Genny! She was there every day to see to all of our needs! She doesn't speak much English but with the help of Google Translate we communicated! She is so helpful and so happy! We loved her! She fixed an authentic Mexican meal for us one night and it was fabulous! That is also a must! Thanks to everyone for being so helpful and friendly.....and a special thanks to Genny and the owner, Shirl who was always a phone call away if we needed her! Thank you for a fabulous Mexican vacation from the Wilsons!
Thank you! We appreciate your kind words and will pass along to Genny just how much you appreciated everything she does to keep our guests happy and the home in a glow!
Our family paradise
We stayed in this penthouse years ago and found it to be just as we did the first time! The owners put very much care and attention to the up keep. I am extremely picky about cleanliness and found the furnishings and linens to be fresh and new, the kitchen well stocked with a multitude of new pots, pans, dishes, utensils. I enjoy cooking and found everything I needed to prepare meals and serve my family well. We enjoyed a variety of water sports next door and used the owners recommendations for diving, snorkeling, massage, restaurants and shopping. Our stay was extremely relaxing. The grounds have two heated pools and the private pool on the roof was spectacular by day and night. The owners have a dedicated island employee who came every day except for Sunday to clean up after us and attend to any repairs needed with ease. The view is beautiful as depicted on the website. We will return again and again and found it very difficult to leave. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we will recommend this home to our family and friends and look forward to returning in a few years. Thank you
We are truly blessed with wonderful guests and an island employee who is an essential part of our success! Thank you!
One of the best properties in Cozumel
We have experienced many villas, apartments and condos in Cozumel over the years. I am not one to write much but have to express we enjoyed this home. The owners provided an extraordinary amount of detail for us which really helped my family to enjoy every minute. From the recommended dive master, to in house cooking, in house massage, bike rental, restaurants water sports next door at the beach club, where to go for the best shopping on the island which my wife enjoyed while the rest of us were diving and the spa next door at the hotel was one of her favorites as I look over the credit card statement! We found the property to be fully equip with everything we needed to prepare a few meals in. I'd like to note very well maintained as compared to many ocean front homes we have rented in the past. We would definitely recommend this penthouse apartment for those looking to be on the beach, close to the dive sights and also for those who like to lounge by the pool. The property has two association pools and it's own private pool on the rooftop which all of us found to be enjoyable day and night. Their private island employee did an amazing job catering to the needs of my family. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we will look forward to returning in a few years!
Thank you! We appreciate your comments and are thrilled you took advantage of so many of our recommendations. Knowing you have frequented the island it's nice to know you were satisfied with the shops, restaurants and other services we visit ourselves. Thank you for reserving your stay with us, we look forward to having you back in the future!
Another spectacular vacation at this amazing unit at Residencias Reef!
It's been a couple of years since I last visited this beautiful island and had the pleasure of staying in this fantastic unit. This time it was just my husband and I and a couple of our wonderful friends. This was also, my husband's first time vacationing in Mexico and he said it definitely exceeded his expectations. You truly feel like you're in paradise! The views are spectacular as are the sunsets whether you're on the beach or on the rooftop patio. The grounds were very well maintained and the pools were cleaned every morning. As for the unit, we loved everything about it. The place was very clean and the linens were like new. The housekeeper came daily unlike that of other places we stayed, where housekeeping only comes after you leave. Genny, the housekeeper, was very pleasant and made us feel like we were staying at the Hyatt. The owners really seem to care a lot about their unit and I was impressed by some of the updates they've done since my last visit, the appliances all worked well too. We love the location of the unit, it's away from the hustle and bustle but, close to a lot of the activities you would want to try. In the two times I've been there, I've tried: Swimming with the dolphins, a dune buggy excursion (Wild Tours), snorkeling, parasailing, paddle boarding, and a massage right in our room! One of my favorites days were simply walking the beach and sitting on the beach under the palapa! The unit has a fabulous blender, so that evening we blended up a pitcher of homemade margaritas and watched the sunset on the beach! I can't forget to share with you: the star viewing from the rooftop is incredible! When you go, please remember to check out the stars from the rooftop. We hope to stay there again someday!
Fantastic! Thank you for sharing your experience with us and future guests. It's a nice feeling to know how much our guests appreciate what we have to offer here on the island. Having our own staff is extremely helpful in the process of keeping our home and its maintenance up to date. It was a pleasure to serve you, thank you for choosing our home for your travel to Cozumel!
Happy & Relaxed Mom...Happy Family in Paradise!
This is the second time my family of 6 has stayed here. We have 4 children 11, 8, 6 & 6 and everyone slept comfortably! The Penthouse suite is amazing! It's clean, everything is ready for guests to jump in and begin relaxing! I can promise you traveling with small children to another country requires a bit of logistics but once we arrive....we truly get to enjoy ourselves. From the second we pulled in, there were men offering to assist us with our luggage up the stairs. By the time I opened the door to allow children to use the bathroom, our suitcases were upstairs. We prearranged the services provided to grocery shop for us, so upon arrival we were ready to prepare quick sandwiches and snacks. Perfect after being on the go since 3:30am. Linens and towels were perfect! Beach/pool towels too! I typically run behind my kids in attempts to keep things clean, bathrooms tidy, beds made etc. Genny was faster than me! We cooked most of our meals. It was easier for us to do that then go out. I had no problems navigating through the kitchen using all of the appliances even for clean up! The dishwasher is a mom's best friend! Even though Genny gladly cleans up dishes the second they go in the sink while she is there, it's just habit for me to clean as I go. I found that there were plenty of utensils, cooking tools, pots and pans, plates etc for my family through a few meals if I skipped the dishes. It was great! At one point we needed a tool to break a lock off of a suitcase and Genny was able to obtain it for us to assist in solving the problem. The Residencias Reef facility is so clean! The heated pools were perfect for relaxing! They both offer shaded areas and full sun to relax in. Each morning we would go up to the rooftop to watch the sun rise and we would also see the workers cleaning up the grounds, doing regular maintenance, combing the beach etc. The beach also offers shaded areas as well as lounge chairs. My family greatly enjoyed the beach front during the day and at sunset! The rooftop at the penthouse features a lap pool. It's wonderful! I love to swim and it allows me to be upstairs still with children and still get some exercise in. Also the rooftop has a 1/2 bath, outside shower, and a outdoor bar/sink. Which was great to rinse out snorkeling gear that was filled with sand and salt water before traveling home or just rinse o
Thank you! Not having children myself, it's nice to know how much you enjoyed our home from a mom's perspective. Over the years we have gone from catering to 4 couples to families traveling together. We added the futons so 2 families could travel with small children.
We appreciate knowing how much you were able to relax and enjoy our home. Thank you for expressing your satisfaction!
Cozumel island is a unique vacation spot, unlike other islands there is something here for everyone. All water sports are available within walking distance of this vacation home. We have arrangements with a dive master who will usually pick up passengers on the dock in front of this property. Island water sports include scuba diving, snorkeling, kite surfing and more, walk the beach, enjoy hundreds of shops and restaurants, golf, nightclubs, ferry to mainland easily accessible, 30 minutes to Playa Del Carmen by boat where you can enjoy more shops restaurants, history and ruins. Palati Mou is a privately owned and privately managed Cozumel Penthouse located within Residencias Reef Condominium Association. Other Activities: Playa Mia water park within quarter mile and Chankanaub National Marine Park Golf: For golfers there is the famous Cozumel Country Club located on the north of the island about a 20 minute ride by car. Call further details. They are also open to the public Tell us about your celebration and we will try to assist with the details, weddings on the island, anniversary parties etc.
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