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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

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 a close-in , desirable residential 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 private '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!).


Three bedrooms on second level

- King in master suite

- Queen in second bedroom

- Two singles and fold down futon 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

- Security safe for valuables in master bedroom closet


- 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

- washer/dryer


- 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, juicer

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

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

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


- 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


- Cable TV including ESPN and mix of Spanish/ English programming, movies, etc.

- Cordless phone for local phone calls


- 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 from a nearby church and tropical birds.

- Unlimited bottled water

- Surge-protection on some wall outlets

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

- Taxi contacts provided on call or hail on-street two blocks away

- easy on-street parking


- 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 to the left is a 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


- 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 local dive & tour companies.

- On-call maintenance service

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


- 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

Property Manager
Keith Cox
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Functional spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Keith Cox

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!

Keith Cox purchased this house in 2011

Why Keith Cox chose Colonia Independencia

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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Colonia Independencia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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


Everything you could want is here at this convenient Cozumel home.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Feb 21, 2017

Casa Loro was everything you could ask for and more! The house has all the amenities (washer/dryer, wifi, modern kitchen appliances, A/C in every room, etc), and plenty of supplies to make your stay comfortable and convenient. I loved getting the authentic Cozumel experience staying in the quiet neighborhood and getting away from hustle and bustle of other tourists. There were several restaurants within a 5 minute walking distance; we liked one of them so much we actually ate there twice during our stay! The main grocery store is only about a 10- 15 minute walk in case you want to grab food for the house or get extra sunscreen. Having the ‘plunge pool’ in the back was an amazing place to unwind, listen to some music and just relax after a long day of scuba diving. Joni, the property manager, couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful. She helped arrange a few activities for us (she knows all the best tour guides on the island!) and brought over a cooler for when we rented a jeep and cruised around the island. I am definitely recommending Casa Loro to all my bear friends that visit Cozumel.

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Casa Loro - Modern 3BR Home with Pool Perfect for Divers or Family Groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just have a wonderful few days at Casa Loro. The property is very well equipped and stocked with all the basics you could want and a few more. Many thanks to Joni for her excellent introduction to the property and recommendations; Taz the taxi driver provided a very reliable service. Three of our family group did their open water diving certificate at Babieca dive centre situated at the Le Cid hotel and received excellent tuition.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nerina! So glad your family is getting into diving. Cozumel is such a fantastic place to dive. I've dived over fifty times in Cozumel and never seen the same thing twice. Glad your stay was enjoyable and hope you'll come back for more! Keith & Jena
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Casa Loro

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Loro was wonderful. The area was very central and the accommodations were great. Joni was wonderful and available for anything we needed. Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Sheena! Cozumel is a great place for a real get away vacation . . .
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Very Nice House

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my wife and daughter for two weeks. Wonderful house with all the amenities that you could need. Joni was very nice and helpful.

The little plunge pool in the backyard was nice to cool off in and just relax around.

Location is a bit off the beaten path which is nice too. There is a little corner store right around the corner. Did a lot of walking which I had no problem with. Just a side note - there is an awesome Italian restaurant not too far - Benito's.

I would not hesitate to stay here again!

Thanks Joni :)

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nigel, we enjoyed having you stay at Casa Loro and look forward to a return visit some day! Benito's is new and I've been meaning to try it out. Good to know that you recommend it. Cheers, Keith Cox
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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: April 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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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: March 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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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: February 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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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund