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TWO BLOCKS FROM THE OCEAN. A WORLD APART FROM ANYPLACE ELSE
Big family? Lots of friends? Casa Jen is the vacation home that fits your needs. Up to eight lucky travelers can stay in this beautiful five-bedroom home, located on a quiet street where bougainvillea spill over gates and walls and oceanfront is a stone's throw away.
The outdoor living space is tranquil and invitingtheres a huge tiled deck with lounge chairs and a dining table, barbecue grill and a freshwater pool that simply glistens. The well-tended garden of palm trees and flowers are abundant, and youll feel like youre in the middle of a postcard.
Inside, there are five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, each featuring comfortable furnishings and clean and colorful décor. Twin-, queen-, and king-sized beds occupy these rooms that are spread out between the two floors, so everyone in your group can be accommodated and will be thrilled with their selection.
Central air-conditioning, ceiling fans and oversized tile floors keep the home nice and cool, which is a welcome feature in the tropics.
The large living room boasts a super soft and comfy couch, floor-to-ceiling glass doors that reveal terrific views of the pool, a cleverly designed staircase, plus a big LCD TV with plenty of English channels in the extensive cable lineup. Theres a DVD player and movie library, and Wi-Fi can be accessed from every room in the home. A small office desk is tucked into this space for those who want to check in with work, family or friends.
The modern and fully equipped kitchen will likely inspire you to take advantage of all the fresh local ingredients on the island and whip up your own feasts. Casa Jen has all the ingredients you need to make that happen in the form of stainless-steel appliances; a fantastic granite countertop with plenty of elbow room; abundant mahogany-toned cabinets; new gas range; smaller but necessary appliances like a blender, microwave and coffee pot; dishes, utensils and pots and pans; and a brilliantly decorated dining room with seating for eight.
You can enjoy drinks by the pool (grab a beach towel that your hosts have provided) or take that short walk to the oceanfront promenade and downtown Cozumel. There are fancy shops, T-shirt and souvenir stores, a wide array of local vendors with authentic Mexican apparel, upscale restaurants and casual local eateries with lower price points, plus duty-free stores and bars galore.
This is also where the ferry and cruise ship terminals are located, which means you can hook up with any one of dozens of SCUBA or snorkeling guides and enjoy the underwater world of Cozumela truly breathtaking experience and one you wont find anywhere else.
The more the merrier on a tropical vacationespecially at Casa Jen. In the middle of the action, but miles apart from anywhere else.
At Enjoy Cozumel, we're committed to providing the most fantastic vacation experience in Cozumel. With over 10 years of experience on the island, we live, breath, and really really enjoy the island. Staying with us means you'll leave the island not only having stayed in a great Cozumel vacation rental, but also having enjoyed the most local, off the beaten path activities on the island. And if you want to be on the beaten path, that's OK too. We have you covered.
Best of all, we will personally make sure your stay is fun, private, and relaxing. Need a dive master to take you to the best dive sites on the island? Need an in-house massage in the middle of your stay? Need a chef to prepare an awesome local meal? We can make these and many other requests happen quickly, using only vendors we have personally dived with, gotten a massage from, or dined with.
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Casa Jen is a beautiful home with a good location. The house and pool were just as great as advertised.
That said, the excitement of our stay was tempered by difficult interactions with the house management. The check-in process was not welcoming, but rather abrupt. Our group was told there would be no maid service for the week, were pleasantly surprised by the maid service showing up mid-week, but were then reprimanded for not cleaning up 'all of the crap at the house' (in the owner's words) in anticipation of the (unanticipated!) visit from the maid.
We were 13 girls in a house for 12 people. In years past, our group had been allowed to make-do with one extra person; we assumed that would be the case at Casa Jen, but it was not (and I freely admit that I was in the wrong for not checking ahead of time). The owner was perfectly within her rights to request an extra fee for too many people, which we eventually paid. The owner, however, was not within her rights to reply with an insulting email. It was an entirely unprofessional interaction on her part, and I cannot therefore recommend staying at the house.
Cozumel is Mexico's largest island. It is 28 miles long by 9 miles wide and resides on the east side of Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is separated from the mainland by 12 miles of clear blue tropical ocean. You can get here by plane or ferry, or you can simply hop on one of the many cruise ships that frequent the island daily (though you'll only spend one day here if you choose the latter, and that would simply be a shame!).
Cozumel has an incredibly rich history. The Maya first settled the island over 2000 years ago, the Spanish put the island on the world map with their conquest of the Yucatan Peninsula in the 1500s, and Jacques Cousteau launched it into the stratosphere in the 1960s by describing to the world the richness of the underwater life in the coral reef surrounding the island.
Present day Cozumel is a mix of tourism brought to the island by the building of a cruise ship terminal in the early 1970s, the divers that continue to come to the island to frequent the reef system, the handful of foreigners who came to the island to open businesses (including us!), and of course the local residents who, as you will find out if you come, are the most wonderful, hospitable people in the Caribbean!
The island currently inhabits about 95,000 full-time residents, most of whom live in and around the main town of San Miguel.
The Cozumel Ironman is a new event for the island; it started in 2009. It's been a pretty huge deal for the island since it attracts nearly 2500 athletes and is only one of 24 Ironman qualifying races in the world. 2009 and 2010 went off without a hitch and so we're really looking forward to the event in 2013. It's fantastic to have so many dedicated athletes come to the island and enjoy it's beauty in a completely different way from the rest of us. After all, we don't typically get up at 7am and go for a 2.4 mile swim!
For the last three years, we had a number of athletes stay with us. Many stayed at two resorts in which we manage a number of condos and villas: Residencias Reef and Costa del Sol. Both places are really convenient for race participants and their families/friends: 1) they're right on the water 2) they're right on the bike/marathon course 3) most importantly, they're 10-15 min away from Chankanaab, the start of the race. So you get to stay in a beautiful comfortable place, away from the crowds that are staying at the big race-sponsored resorts, and still have the opportunity to jump in the water to practice, cruise the bike route, or check out the start beforehand.
Ruins of Cozumel
Perhaps during your stay or visit to Cozumel you can take a half-day trip to Cozumel's main Maya archeological site, San Gervasio. The site is located approximately in the center of the island just off of the Transversal, the road that takes you to the east side of the island. Though this ruin site is nowhere near the size or as impressive as the sites located on the mainland, it was once a very important site where Mayan woman paid tribute to the goddess of love & fertility. The site has bilingual guides, a snack bar as well as a gift shop. The entrance fee to San Gervasio is about $7USD.