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Lavish Gardens, Large Pool, 2 Blocks to Ocean

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Castillo del Rey is a large 4-bedroom house located in downtown Cozumel just two blocks from the edge of the ocean.


Castillo del Rey is a large four-bedroom home located in downtown Cozumel just two blocks from the edge of the ocean. It sits on a corner lot surrounded by decorative high walls, allowing for the utmost in security and privacy in a quiet, pristine setting.

On the ground level is a lovely common area with a formal sitting space, separate living room with an inviting wrap-around sofa, and satellite TV with plenty of English-language channels to help you feel at home. Off of the formal sitting area there's even a study and library, where you can comfortably respond to email, check in with family and friends, or perhaps do a bit of work (if you must!).

This space opens up to a fantastic dining room with room for eight, and a kitchen where you can work your magic: all appliances, big and small, are at your disposal, as is an entire island of the freshest produce and seafood. For a breakfast or lunch on the go, you can take advantage of the breakfast bar or, better yet, enjoy your snack outside.

Better still, the entire lower floor has walk-out access to a simply superb deck that overlooks a shimmering fresh-water pool, lush green lawn, and a spacious area to put that barbecue grill to good use.

Before we head to the great outdoors, there’s more to enjoy inside. Two of this home’s four bedrooms are situated on the ground level and have that all-important walk-out access to the pool area. One of the beautiful bedrooms offers two full-size beds, while the other boasts a queen and twin. These two comfortable space share a gorgeous bath complete with walk-in shower.

Wind your way up the L-shaped staircase to find the remaining two bedrooms, including the master suite with its fabulous private bath complete with both walk-in shower and bath. This luxurious room also features a wonderful walk-out balcony with captivating views of the pool and grounds. There’s plenty of room here to enjoy appetizers, an after-dinner drink, or simply await the fabled Cozumel sunset. The homes fourth bedroom will also not disappoint—it comes furnished with a comfy full-size bed and ensuite.

Now, back to the incredible outside space: This home is a beauty. The pool is cool and refreshing, the patio is warm and inviting, the courtyard is private and serene, and the barbecue grill and accompanying tables and chairs just make it an ideal spot to hang out and unwind.

The central location of Castillo del Rey puts you within easy reach of both the local and tourist scenes. You’ll enjoy exploring the quaint shops and authentic restaurants nearby, as well as the downtown oceanfront promenade filled to overflowing with tourists, boutiques, high-end and casual eateries, souvenir shops, vendors who sell everything from underwater guided tours to handmade tortillas. It’s all here, just waiting to be discovered on your next trip.

More Details

Enjoy Cozumel
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house (Castillo del Rey) was totally amazing! I stayed there with a group of 7 friends and there was far more than enough room for all of us to be comfortable. We spent a lot of time hanging out by the pool, cooking in the kitchen, and playing games inside. It was almost like a hotel just for us. We were met at the ferry by Vincent the building manager, and both check in and check out were very smooth. Definitely the best airbnb experience I've had!
Dec 2015
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Colonia Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
-study/library area -winding l-shaped staircase -Ceiling fans -Daily maid service -Fully furnished -Bottled / filtered drinking water - Gated property - In-room safe for valuables


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Lavish Gardens, Large Pool, 2 Blocks to Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much. Victor was professional and kind, helped us with anything needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We rented Castillo del Rey for a month during June/July. We can't say enough good things about the property and the management. First, the property is in the perfect location. We walked everywhere ... to the plaza, to the Mega, to all of the restaurants, and to the ferry pier. The only time we needed to take a taxi was to go to the marinas, the beach clubs, and the airport. You can call for a taxi, but there is a taxi stand right around the corner. The house is perfectly set up with two bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs. The kitchen is HUGE with plenty of room for multiple people to be cooking together. The pool was our favorite part of the property. It was so nice being able to jump into the pool when we would return from an outing. We hung out around the outdoor table on the patio often, playing cards, listening to music while swimming, reading, etc. The maintenance staff were very friendly and did a great job. There is a full service laundry across the street where they will wash, dry & fold your clothes for only 12 pesos per kilo (Mon/Thurs special). We were provided with clean, large beach towels every time the housekeeper came by (twice a week for the monthly rental). We will definitely be renting this house again on our next visit to Cozumel.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super villa in San Miguel

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at Castillo del Rey twice: once with a group of six and once with a smaller group. Both consisted of divers and we found the villa perfect for our needs.

The villa looks exactly like the photos. It's huge; there's plenty of room for even a large group to spread out. Chairs, sofas, tables, and stools are everywhere, making it easy to hang out or work on laptops by the kitchen, dining room, or two living rooms.

The kitchen is huge and well-stocked with dishes, pots and pans, and silverware. We had every appliance we needed and then some. The refrigerator and microwave were new this year and everything is in working order.

Two purified water dispensers are provided - one in the kitchen and one in the master bedroom - as well as five-gallon water bottles. The villa has a new DSL modem and you can get get a wi-fi signal throughout the house, though it's not terribly strong upstairs. Air conditioning is good and controlled individually in each bedroom and as a single zone in the common area. At least two of the bedrooms had new split units this year. We always tried to turn the A/C off when we left for the day, given the cost of energy on the island. Getting hot water from some fixtures requires a fairly significant wait while the water runs. I wound up taking quick, cooler showers just because it isn't that important to me after a hot day.

The gardens and pool are beautiful. It's rare to have such a large pool all to yourself - and it's full depth, not just a wading pool.

The housekeeping staff deserves recognition. Our usual housekeeper, Esperanza, is cheerful and goes above and beyond keeping the villa clean, and the groundskeepers make sure the outside area tidy. Please make sure to leave a tip to show your appreciation for their hard work. Victor and the management staff are extremely communicative and will quickly answer any questions you have. After settling in, I texted Victor several times - for keys, extra water, and wi-fi questions - and he was always quick to answer.

The best part of the villa, IMO, is the location. There aren't a whole lot of villas, especially large ones, right in the central part of town. It may not be for everyone, but it was for us. Nothing like waking up to the roosters and being just a few blocks from the plaza, our dive shop, stores, and restaurants, and with friendly neighbors. Of course you're not on the ocean, but that wasn't on our priority lost.

In short, a super villa in a great location.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

I was a little nervous about booking this villa, because it was SO cheap, and there was no reviews or anything about it really. I ended up booking through Sherrie and Ron, with, and everything went seamlessly. When we arrived at the villa, I couldn't believe all of it was ours - the place looks exactly like the pictures. The house is completely walled off and private, and the pool was wonderfully refreshing - my husband took a dip in it every day. We were a VERY short walk to Mega, and a short walk to shopping and the main areas. We even walked from the villa to Cinco Soles which is a little farther north on Melgar. We had no trouble catching a taxi when we needed it, literally step out the door, and one will show up shortly! Just around the corner was a house that had 4 or so pups that were always outside, 2 of them looked like mini yellow labs - if you see them, give them a pet for us, they were too cute! We also had no trouble parking the car right outside of the villa on the two days we had it. An endless supply of purified water is available.

Downsides: my husband found the bed in the master bedroom to be uncomfortable, he couldn't sleep well, but he did say he would make the sacrifice to stay there again :) I didn't find it too bad. The water in the shower takes a bit to heat up, I took a cold shower the 1st day before I realized the trick - let it run for a while! The master showerhead is too tall and not moveable, so the water spray kept hitting me in the face. We couldn't figure out how to work the oven, we probably could've called Victor on this but it really didn't matter - we didn't cook much besides breakfast in the morning. Lastly, it's a bit loud since the location is right in town, you'll hear lots of traffic and barking dogs but we didn't mind it.

This was our first visit to Cozumel and we can't wait to come back, I'm already looking at April/May 2016 but Castillo is booked already :( We definitely would like to stay here again!

Location really can't be beat, I've been looking at other locations of hotels, villas, condos, etc, and nothing comes close to Castillo.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was so conveniently located that we did not need a car. It was only a couple of blocks from the water and lots of restaurants and shopping. Even though it's in downtown San Miguel, it seemed so secluded. We loved the pool and we even grilled one night. The big Mega grocery store is literally 5 minutes away. The house has everything you need and is setup perfectly. There is plenty of room for a large family or families or a bunch of couples. My husband and I are trying to figure out when we can go back next year and stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castillo del Rey is a large 4-bedroom house located in downtown Cozumel just two blocks from the edge of the ocean. It sits on a corner lot surrounded by high walls, allowing for a lot of privacy and a large pool and yard. It's perfect for a group of friends travelling together or a family with kids.

Castillo del Rey is a great house if you enjoy being within walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, and nightlife. Sandy beaches, located just outside of downtown Cozumel, are reachable within a 10-15 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Listed prices for daily/weekly rentals do not include tax. Monthly rentals do not include utilities and services (gas, water, electric, cable/Internet, pool service, maid service, and laundry) and are limited to four guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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