GO TO YOUR HAPPY PLACE: CASA DE SONRISAS
This vacation rental is a wow. Casa de Sonrisas (House of Smiles) is precisely what you expect from a vacation desination, indoors and out.
For starters, its located in one of the most elegant and scenic condominium developments on the island of Cozumel-- Residencias Reef.
This three-bedroom unit is dressed and decorated to the nines, which will definitely bring a smile to your face. Its huge, too--unlike a stuffy hotel room.
It was designed with the ocean in mind, so expansive views of the private beach and turquoise waters of the Caribbean are yoursfrom the living room, the bedroom and even the huge private balcony.
Casa de Sonrisas will also make you smile with all the special and unique touches. The foyer is, of course, stunning. Then there are the bedrooms, adorned with high thread-count linens and two of which include two queen beds and uninterrupted ocean and beach views complements of the private terraces.
There's a king-sized bed in the master suite, and has a fantastic wrap-around deck where you can watch the sunset or rise, or just gaze down at the beach.
Each of these bedrooms has a private bath outfitted in marble and granite, plus large walk-in showers.
Just beyond the front bedrooms is the vibrant and inviting living area. Its equally well-appointed and has a flat-screen TV with a cable lineup with plenty of English programming. You can fire up that electronic device here or in any roomWi-Fi is included. Theres a DVD player with a large selection of movies, an iPod dock, and a phone that you are welcome to use to make free calls to the U.S., Canada, and practically every other country in the world.
Tucked into one corner is a fully equipped kitchen with all major small and large stainless steel appliances, purified water, plenty of dishware, pots and pans, wine and cocktail glasses, a combination espresso/coffee machineall the comforts of home in a tropical environment.
This whole space is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, which lets you enjoy brilliant blue skies and sensational sunsets. The wrap-around terrace is a great place to observe both of these spectacles, with a frozen Margarita in hand or a home-cooked meal atop the hand-crafted outdoor dining table.
For a less formal but no less enjoyable way to soak in the view, the terraces also have super plush lounge chairs, where you can sunbathe or star gazeor perhaps do both.
When youre ready to enjoy the great outdoors, Residencias Reef definitely delivers. Homeowners have taken great steps to ensure that this property is spectacularly maintained, and its clear that they have succeeded. The lawn and gardens are sculpted and manicured, and each of the two freshwater pools are sparkling clean.
Want more? Because there is. Like the outdoor Jacuzzi, SCUBA and snorkeling gear rinse tank, an outdoor shower, palapas and palm trees by the dozen.
A few steps away is the famed white-sand beach and azure waters of the Caribbean, and you are welcome to enjoy all the amenities. You can take off on a SCUBA or snorkeling adventuretheyll even pick you up at the nearby dockor you can just body surf in the warm water and gentle swells that lap the beach. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat (some even deliver) or a cold drink.
Theres plenty to smile about at Casa de Sonrisas. So put on your happy face, leave your troubles behind, and make plans for your next Caribbean vacation today. Youll be very glad you did.