|Minimum Stay||7 - 28 nights|
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Villa Princesa is a large oceanfront 7-bedroom villa located on the north side of Cozumel, approximately 5 minutes outside of downtown Cozumel. It's unique, not only for it's oceanfront location, but also because the 7 bedrooms are spread across three different structures, all of which are joined and face the same inner courtyard.
As you enter the house from the street level, you'll immediately find yourself sandwiched between 3 of the 7 bedrooms. On your right is a 2-level structure which has 2 bedrooms, each with it's own private bath. This area of the house can accommodate up to 6 guests, and is perfect for the singles or teenagers in your group because it has a separate entrance. On your left is another structure and another bedroom. This bedroom also has it's own private entrance, a full bathroom with a walk in shower, and a full size bed. Also perfect for the single in your group.
As you walk past these bedrooms down the long outside hallway, you'll find yourself at ocean level and at the entrance to the main house. The main level of the house has the spacious living room, with two comfortable couches and cable TV, the adjoining dining room which seats 14, and the attached fully-equipped kitchen. This level of the house has access to the ocean and beach and pool areas.
Outside you'll find an outdoor bar, a large pool with plenty of loungers, an elevator deck from which you can watch the beautiful sunsets, as well as a sandy beach area which leads to the ocean. The ocean entrance is rocky, but there is a water ladder to assist as well as a short dock area so that you don't stub your toe on rock!
On the second floor the house you'll find an additional two bedrooms. These bedrooms share a full bathroom and have expansive ocean views. One of the bedrooms has a queen size bed, whole the other has a king.
On the top floor of the house, the 3rd floor, you'll find the last two bedrooms, including the master suite. Both these bedrooms also share a balcony overlooking the ocean. The master suite has a king size bed and a private en-suite bath with both a jacuzzi tub and a walk-in shower, while the other bedroom has a queen size bed and a shared bath.
Even if you don't have a large enough group to fill all the seven bedrooms in this villa, you're still able to rent the villa at a reduced rate as a 3-6 bedroom house. So if what you're looking for is to be closer to downtown Cozumel, yet directly on the ocean, this is the perfect house for any size group.
We had a great stay at this house from 5/20-5/26. What a great house! So much space. So much fun snorkeling out the back door (bring your own equipment)! It was so nice that all of us had large comfortable rooms and plenty of space in the living area to enjoy being together. The poolside chairs were comfortable for sitting and enjoying the evening. The local iguanas were great entertainment. The downside? There were ants in the kitchen, so we kept all opened food in the fridge. The hot water, cold water was unpredictable. Victor was so nice to us and the housekeeping staff had everything so nice for us each day when we returned from sightseeing. Also cabs were very easy to get by walking next door to the hotel. The hotel concierge even gave us coupons for free drinks at the restaurant we were going to. And the pool guy - what a character! He had some great stories and checked with us before draining and refilling the pool to make sure it would be available whenever we wanted it. We'll stay there again.
We wanted a house big enough for a group of 15 with creature comforts and Villa Princesca delivered. It is a multi-level home with a great saltwater pool, sandy beach and rock entry into the ocean; perfect for snorkeling. Kitchen had all the basics and a trip to the huge Mega store provided the rest. Ample water supplied for our group and the maid Antonio worked hard making our time so much easier. Highly suggest renting the house for a large group!
Villa Princesa was fantastic and the pictures truly do not do it justice. Being able to swim in the ocean during the day and then watch the sunset from the deck was magical. My friend and I had an amazing time and Princesa had everything we could have possibly wanted. Thank you so much for making our stay so wonderful! We hope to be back soon!
Over the last two years, this place has gone down hill. We had a good time, but I am not sure that we would choose to come back to this rental.
The house smells. The kitchen, living room, upstairs, and bedrooms smell. Like moldy trash.
The house needs painted.
The floors are slippery...like dangerously slippery around the pool and in the living room.
They removed the ladder for ocean access...so we could not use the property the way that we wanted to the last day.
The snorkel equipment we rented from the property manager was junky and did not work.
Awesome ocean entrance.
The house keeper/ maid is amazing. She truly is a wonderful, nice person who lovers her job...and is very good at it.
The pool guy is cool.
It is Cozumel.
I can have fun anywhere...but this property needs some updating. The smell was too much.
Eight of our family, middle aged parents, three young adult offspring and their spouses, stayed at Villa Princessa and found it very accommodating. It could easily house 12. We originally booked for 10, but one son and wife had to cancel due to their expecting a child soon. It is a large rambling house that affords a good common area for us all to be together, but spacious bedrooms and bathrooms for each couple to have our own space. It is close enough to San Miguel for it to be a quick and cheap taxi commute, but far enough out to have a little privacy and open space.
The ocean front is very nice. Many of our party snorkeled or swam from it daily. The view, especially at sunset, is classic Caribbean.
Victor helped us. We didn't see him much because we were out and about daily. But, he checked in on us and was very courteous. The maid service was good too. And, a team cleaned the pool while we were there. One of them even gave me a ride into town as he was leaving.
We would definitely stay at Villa Princessa again if we choose another Cozumel vacation.
Regarding comments from the April, 2015, negative review. Either we perceived things very differently, or substantial upgrades happened between our close visits. 1. The curtains are in ok shape. They are not room darkening. But the house has exterior shutters that are completely room darkening. 2. The beds and pillows were fine, though firm. 3. The refrigerator was adequate for our needs. Mostly though, we only ate breakfast there. 4. Our ladies did get some bug bites outdoors. But, we checked for bed bugs and found none. 5. I don't know if we used the coffee maker. I don't drink coffee personally, though some of us do. 6. I didn't see a safe. Perhaps it was there. 7. We did not use the pool much, preferring the ocean. When we did use it, it was a nice feature, and very clean. 8. The furniture in the living room and kitchen was comfortable enough and in good shape. The dining table is huge.
Villa Princesa will make you feel like a Princesa. The views, the snorkeling right off the deck, and the fantastic sandy hangout all make you feel pampered. Great place for getting away with friends, and plenty of room to cook, eat and enjoy life. It's a close walk to town to Taqueria El Pique for tacos or happy hour (but you can't beat the elevated deck for your own happy hour, right at Villa Princesa).
We were a party of 6 adults, 8 children ages 8-14 and 2 infants. We arrived earlier than the 3:00 check-in time and were allowed to store our luggage and enjoy the pool area until the housekeepers had the house ready for our 1 week stay.
Victor was at the airport to meet us and show us to the house as promised. He was very helpful and answered all questions we had. The housekeepers were in daily and did a very good job. I am generally not a complainer and grateful that we have the means to take a couple of nice vacations each year. I am writing this review not because we didn't have a great vacation, but because this property really needs some TLC. I think the rates reflect this. It's kind of "you get what you pay for".
This property was as described for the most part however most all areas are in desperate need of upgrades. There was plenty of everything, but the majority of it was in very used shape. The refrigerator is extremely small for a house this size for this many people. The coffee maker is on it's last breath and starts when and if it feels like it. Hot water was an issue, but the weather was nice and warm so wasn't as bad as it could have been. The entire pool deck is tile and extremely slippery when wet. The beds were comfortable, but the pillows were like rocks. The living room furniture is falling apart. The drapes in the bedrooms are literally shredding and can not be opened or closed. The safe is very-very old and operates with an old key only. The small, old gas grill is no longer a gas grill, but is a briquette grill now. For the most part.......everything is old, very used and needs to be replaced sooner than later.
I love Cozumel and will vacation here again in the near future. I would not consider renting this property again unless the owners put some money into upgrading this property.