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Fall In Love! CONDO (8270)

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Upscale Oceanfront condo with spectacular views and sunsets!

The condo is located on the very best part of the island and is fully equipped with everything that you would need to be as comfortable as you would expect to be. Bedroom is oversized with a King size bed, two nightstands, full dresser and closet. Bathroom has very large walk in shower, and double sinks. Kitchen has stove top, oven, microwave, dishwasher and all the small appliances. Beautiful marble dining table, and upscale furnishings in living room including sectional couch and 55" SMART TV with DVD, sound system and cable TV. Patio has a fantastic view over the main pool and out onto the beach for relaxing and unwinding. Walk upstairs one floor to the Solarium for unobstructed views over the palm trees, and view spectacular sunsets.

Dave Jenkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Dave Jenkins

I first came to Cozumel to escape the winter in Canada, play in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean and do some diving, as I had heard that the diving here was spectacular. The second year that I came here to vacation, I purchased the condo because I had fallen in love with the people, the weather and the ocean. I met my wife Lupita here, and we have two children Kyle and Dominique Jenkins. We live here on the island full time. Lupita has been on the island for more than 15 years and so she knows pretty much where to find everything, and we will be available to help with any problems that are encountered, or to help with setting you up with activities or recommending a good restaurant.

Dave Jenkins purchased this condo in 2007

Why Dave Jenkins chose Cozumel

We purchased the condo at Residencias

Reef because it is in our opinion the best condos on the island in the best location. Located on beautiful Paradise beach, serene, crystal clear warm caribbean waters and get picked up in front of the condos for a 10 minute boat ride to some of the best diving in the world.

What makes this condo unique

The condos are a gated community with 24 hour security. Four three story buildings, on a beautifully landscaped property with an exceptional beach. The island is the safest place in Mexico, and the Mexican presidents use the island as a vaction getaway.


Cozumel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks in granite countertop
  • Large washroom, tiled floors, granite countertops, and very large walk in shower that has tiled floors and walls with glass doors.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bedroom is very large with a very comfortable King size bed. Two nightstands, full dresser, closet and two chairs for sitting. We can arrange for cribs for small children. Living area contains a sectional with chaise lounge and a queen size futon.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
In the condo you will also find coolers and beach chairs for your use should you be travelling around the island to other beaches.


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Fall In Love! CONDO (8270)
average rating of 4.924528 based on 53 reviews

8270 beautifully appointed and an excellent value, 5 stars!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been diving in Cozumel for over 10 years, stayed at about 8 different places and this was by far our most relaxing and enjoyable stay! Dave and Lupita have thought of everything when appointing their "Fall in Love Condo" and we already want to book our next stay.

I am a chef and conservation scuba diver and I was pleased to find everything and more in the gorgeous kitchen: full sized, new appliances, sharp santoku knives, a good blender for green smoothies, even tupperware.

The tasteful decor, warm colored tones and ocean themed local art made us feel instantly at home, calm and happy. The unit is so well designed and A/C so efficient that we could adjust it to the warmest setting (30° C) and only run it for a few hours a day and it would be comfortable for the remaining time. Access to the rooftop solarium allowed for private yoga in the early morning and sunbathing, although the two clean pools were never crowded.

The balcony for 8270 offered a nice view of pool and ocean, perfect for coffee in the morning and drinks in the afternoon without feeling hot, as it's shaded until 2:30. Also, I'd feel comfortable for storm season there. There was one brief bout of unseasonably rough weather, and while others were battening down the hatches in the 5000-6000 buildings, we watched the storm comfortably from our balcony because it's nicely protected.

We were pleased to find many thoughtful touches, like thick, soft beach towels, many sizes of coolers, snorkel gear, pool toys, and even chairs for a beach trip.

We always dive with Papa Hogs and pick up at the Residencias/ Secrets dock greatly reduced boat time to our favorite reefs in the south, Palancar and Columbia. The drive into El Centro is about 12 km, so it's very convenient to rent a car from Rentadora Isis upon arrival. For just 35 bucks a day we got a VW-Gol with taxes and insurance included. With a car or scooter it's a quick trip for favorite eats like Relleños at La Choza, Pastores at Los Seras, Empeñadas at Del Sur and the new Italian place opposite Villablanca, 'That's Amore', has excellent seafood and best ever Tiramisu.

Chedraui and Mega have anything you'd want to cook, though Dave and Lupita have graciously provided plenty of staples to get on with including coffee, sugar, a few spices, a few beers and sodas and plenty of drinking water in a lovely decanter.

If you're searching for the perfect vacation in Cozumel that checks off all of the boxes, LOOK NO FURTHER!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eddy & Mallory: We are so happy that you had a great time. Yes it really is a lovely place to kick back, unwind and enjoy yourself. It pleases us immensely when someone enjoys our little piece of heaven as much as we enjoy it ourselves. Take care, and we hope to see you again! Sincerely Dave & Lupita
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Bel endroit !

  • 5 of 5

Beau condo, propre et bien tenu. Correspondait au niveau de confort recherché, endroit tranquille et bien situé. Propriétaires prennent visiblement bien soin de leur condo et se sont montrés très disponibles pour répondre à nos questions. Nous sommes très satisfaits de cette expérience locative. Aucune hésitation à recommander ce condo !

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allenspark, CO

Comfortable condo with all the amenities you need.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Dave and Lupita's condo at Residencias Reef for a week in February, 2018. The condo complex includes 4 buildings with 2 pools and a lovely beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas. I spent some time at the smaller pool, which was quieter and a bit more private - more families and children at the larger pool closer to the beach. Our main reason for going to Cozumel was to dive, and there is easy access to the pier at the Secret's resort next door for boat pickup. It's about a 10 minute walk - since it's a 2nd floor condo, you have to go out the door on the east side, around the building, and then walk down to the beach (and obviously reverse that on the way back). There is a dunk tank at the large pool for gear rinsing.

The condo is very comfortable with a great patio for relaxing. It's perfect in the morning for coffee before diving. The sun does hit it in the afternoon, so it can get warm for a couple of hours. There is ample seating in the living area. One thing I would have liked would have been a reading light near the sofa.

The kitchen is small and a bit awkward for 2 people trying to prepare meals, but it is well stocked with pans, knives, cutting boards, cutlery and plates. Full refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and blender as well as clothes washer and dryer also included, along with bottled water. I'm short and could have used a step stool. The cabinets are high, and I had to get my much taller husband to retrieve items I needed.

The bed was comfortable and there are drawers and closet space for clothing. Nice shower. Plenty of towels available.

We also rented the car that Dave and Lupita have available, and that gave us access to town for groceries and dinners out.

Miguel, the manager, was very nice and helpful. The owners were responsive when we ran into a minor issue.

The condo complex itself is pretty quiet. The resort next door does have music playing most of the time. It's not overly intrusive, but is noticeable when sitting outside.

We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable condo, great setting

  • 5 of 5

The condo had everything we needed for a comfortable week in Cozumel. We have been to the island many times but this was our first time at Residencias Reef. We enjoyed the laid back atmosphere, two heated pools and rooftop deck. Miguel and Carmen (managers) we're very helpful and friendly. Thanks, Dave!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious condo with all the basics provided and more! Very well thought out to make your holiday easy and comfortable. Super comfortable furniture, huge comfy bed, luxury walk in shower and wonderful view from the patio as well as the rooftop patio for sunsets. The condo complex grounds, pool and beach are extremely well maintained. Residencias Reef is in an ideal location making it a peaceful place with a beautiful beach within walking distance to snorkel or diving tours and other rentals like catamaran, parasailing, paddle boards, etc. A short drive to town. The local people are very friendly, polite and go out of their way to be helpful.

Thank you for sharing your home and for all the tips and insights you gave us to get us off on a head start to a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Back for my second year in this beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

This is my second year in this beautiful condo. Can not wait to get back for my third year . I've been fortunate to be able to spend a month at a time there. Enjoyed waking up every morning to a wonderful view of the beach, the ocean and gorgeous pools, just steps away. The kitchen is well equipped with everything imaginable to cook a gourmet meal. The owners Dave and His lovely wife Lupita have been wonderful in making my vacation perfect.

Thank you,


  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Cozumel Airport
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Carlos And Charlies on the beach
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Passenger And Car Ferries
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Cozumel Country Club - Niclaus Design
Nearest Motorway
150 Metres
Island Highway
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Paradise Beach
Car: recommended

Residencias Reef is Cozumels premier low rise Condominium development located on beautiful Paradise beach on the leeward side of Cozumel Island. The resort is in a serene setting outside of the main town of San Miguel, and provides access to some of the best scuba diving in the world at world famous Palancar Reef. Dive operators will pick you up at the dock right in front of the condos, and Palancar is a short 10 minute boat ride to the South. There is good snorkeling right in front of the condos, and you can beach comb for many miles down the pristine white sand beaches. Most of the beach clubs that exist on the island are directly South of the condos, which is testament to the beauty of the area. You can access all of these beach clubs by simply strolling down the beach along the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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