About the property
- Condo1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
2 bd, 2 ba or rent as a 1 bd, 1 ba for 1-2 guests and save
Relax by the two-level pool and listen to the gentle sound of water cascading from the small rock fountain into the top level of the pool. Stretch out in a cushioned lounge chair or enjoy a siesta in one of the double size hammocks under the large palapa roofed patio. The garden includes palms, a lime tree, hibiscus, bougainvilleas along with other tropical plants. There is a Weber gas grill outside with a food preparation area and sink, an outdoor shower and off street parking should you decide to rent a car. Over half of this double lot is dedicated to the outdoors....the 2-level pool, patios and tropical garden -
very unusual to find in this popular residential area called Corpus Cristi. And the location is wonderful. You are less than 500 yards from the oceanfront street, a 3 minute walk to a large grocery store, there are a number of restaurants nearby, 3/4 mile south is a public beach and the main square downtown is just under 1 mile north. Casa Tomas offers luxury and loads of amenities as a 2 bedroom 2 bath for up to 4 guests but can also be rented as a 1 bd, 1 ba for 1-2 guests at a savings.
Inside Casa Tomas enjoy the comfort of air conditioning throughout, a very comfortable sofa with throw pillows, wired and wireless internet service, a 40" flat panel TV with cable service, DVD player and movies, a library of paperback books, CD player, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 safes for valuables (one large enough for most 14' laptops), 2 comfortable Serta king beds with a built in gel toppers and we can change 1 of the king beds to 2 twins by request. There is a local phone, a second phone for free calls to the U.S. and Canada, a washer and dryer, maid service, and even an iPod/iPhone player/charger.
The kitchen is well equipped with a coffee maker, blender, microwave, toaster oven, full size stove and oven, refrigerator that has a top freezer with lots of ice trays and frosty beer mugs. There is a wide assortment of pots and pans, cooking utensils, corkscrews, etc. plus plenty of dishes, glasses and flatware.
Casa Tomas can be rented as either a 2 bedroom 2 bath for up to 4 guests (these are the rates listed) or as a 1 bedroom 1 bath for up to 2 guests. The large outdoor area and garden may be shared if there are guests in the 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment downstairs, or you might have it all for your own private use.
As our family's vacation home, and we have furnished it as a comfortable home-away-from-home for our family and friends. We accept reservations from guests who are 25 and over, and will accept reservations that include a child between 6 and 25 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Kathy Lasater or David Shipman
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Kathy Lasater or David Shipman
Most of my life I lived in Texas (Houston, Austin, Dallas and Tyler). My first trip to Cozumel was in 1976, but after years of vacationing on Cozumel I realized I'd found my paradise. In May 2000 I moved to Cozumel in a home only a few blocks from the vacation rental we built in 1999. How wonderful to live on Cozumel with sandy beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling and all around the island are the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Cozumel is the safest place I have ever lived, the people are warm and friendly and the weather is fantastic.
Kathy Lasater or David Shipman purchased this Condo in 1999
Why Kathy Lasater or David Shipman chose Colonia Andres
After vacationing on Cozumel for many years, the area I thought would be perfect for a vacation home was finally for sale. We bought 2 lots so there would be plenty of room outdoors and then built and equipped our vacation home with everything we wanted. Our family and guests now enjoy the great location and all the amenities. You can travel here with just a carry on as there is a washer and dryer for personal laundry. Internet service is wireless and wired, there is a phone for local calls and a second phone for free calls to the U.S. and Canada. Most of all, since our guests spend a great deal of time outside, the large outdoor area, garden, patios and 2 level pool are fantastic. There have been times when we had trouble getting my grandson out of the pool so we could all go to the beach!
What makes this Condo unique
It's rare to find a vacation rental in this popular area of Cozumel with a large garden and outdoor area. Built on a double lot, a privacy wall surrounds the grounds that include a two-level swimming pool and off street parking for up to 2 vehicles. The big shade tree in the garden is a favorite of mine. The inside is comfortable and loaded with amenities, but the garden, pool and outdoor area is my favorite. Oh...but we really do love having a washer and dryer so we don't have to pack lots of clothes!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The owner contacted us when we left our deposit and again when we arrived to make sure all was perfect. This house has everything you could possibly want and more. The internet was fast and the vonage phone a definate luxury. Close to stores and amenities this house is perfect and we'll be back. Thank you Kathy
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your 3 week stay at Casa Tomas and delighted to hear you plan to return. We appreciate your comments and know they will help others as they try to decide which vacation rental is best for their needs.
Fantastic stay for Ironman Cozumel!
My wife, another couple, and I just left, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. David made sure the reservation process was easy, and Catherine (with her husband's help) made sure that all of our needs were met.
We stayed in the apartment for approximately one week to do Ironman Cozumel. The location was perfect. It was a short walk into town and a short hobble back from the finish line. The apartment has everything you need and is very close to two supermarkets. Catherine and her crew even put some snacks and drinks in it for us due to our late arrival time. The pool was great for post-race relaxation, and the furniture was very comfortable. The housekeeper was very nice and always tried to wait for us to clear out before cleaning up. She was very accomodating the day after the race, as we weren't moving very fast. The only negative we had is that the pictures on the site do not do the actual apartment and garden justice. We also had the opportunity to meet the owner who was fantastic.
We highly recommend this place for anyone doing the race next year. There is plenty of space for gear (we had three bikes), a dive gear rinse area which we used to wash our helmets, shoes, etc., and a laundry machine to clean our nasty smelling race clothes. The kitchen is well-equipped for any pre-race dishes, and the fridge is a standard US one for post-race beverages.
Thanks to Kathy, Gayle, Catherine, and Cheto for coming out to cheer us on and for making our stay memorable.
You were delightful guests. We all enjoyed meeting you and are proud that you stayed at Casa Tomas. We were pleased that you thought the apartment and garden are even better in person than the photos online. Thank you, and congratulations to you all for your success in Ironman Cozumel 2013.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Casa. It was a great location-easily walkable to shopping,restaurants and downtown waterfront.
Kathy and her crew were friendly and helpful. There were even some options for entertainment in the Casa when we were in because of rain.
The pool is small but more than sufficient for a dip or to cool off.All in all a very good experience.
Thanks Kathy and crew!
Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Tomas for us. Comments from those who have stayed at Casa Tomas will aid others considering a vacation rental. We hope guests enjoy the outdoors with a dip in the pool, sunning in a lounge chair or possibly breakfast in the garden, but should it happens to rain there is internet, a TV with cable service, loads of DVD movies plus paperback books and CDs. Our goal is guests who have enjoyed their stay, and we are glad you did.
Truly a tropical paradise
I have stayed at this property several times. With a small group, we have rented either upstairs or downstairs. With larger groups, the entire villa is available with your own private pool, outdoor grill, lounge chairs, hammocks and palapa. The backyard is amazing.......beautiful flowers and trees, the sound of the waterfall, shaded palapa with a ceiling fan. Sitting out early in the morning with a cup of coffee to watch the birds and sometimes an iguana is a vacation in itself. The house is kept spotlessly clean and if you have the occasion problem, the staff is very prompt in taking care of you.
You are welcomed with beer and soft drinks in the refrigerator and a few snacks on the counter. The Chedraui grocery is 1.5 blocks away and a perfect place to pick up groceries, drinks or anything you might have forgotten to pack. There is a large gated area for parking your vehicle at night which is very nice. The rooms and yard are exactly as pictured!
The reservation process is very easy and all questions are answered. The owner goes out of the way to accomodate you and make you feel at home.
The home is inviting and feels very safe. The area is a great neighborhood and walking to nearby restaurants or shops is not a problem.
I've stayed here several times during different times of the year and always enjoy this rental. I would recommend this rental for a getaway to paradise!!
It's always a joy to have you stay with us. We love it when guests return to our vacation villa each time they come to Cozumel. You've been a regular guest with us for a number of years and I believe you hold the record in 2011, having stayed with us 4 times. We really appreciate you, your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Located in the popular Cozumel neighborhood called Corpus Cristi in the only city on Cozumel island. You are less than 500 yards from the ocean. There is a public beach a bit less than 1 mile to the south and there are 2 oceanfront restaurants less than a 1/2 mile to the north that offer guests the use of their oceanfront beach area. The oceanfront main square is a bit less than 1 mile north with grocery stores, shops and restaurants along the way.
A perfect location for those who don't wish to rent a car, but if you decide to rent one there is off street parking for your vehicle inside the gated privacy walls.
Other Activities: kite boarding, zip lines, jet skis, fly boarding, dolphin encounter programs, submarine ride, glass bottom boats, ATV or jeep tours. There is also now a beautiful new planetarium on Cozumel. It is the first 3D planetarium in Latin America and as well as programs in the dome there are displays about the Mayan culture and the biodiversity of Cozumel.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Payments can be made through VRBO/HomeAway or you can pay directly. VRBO/HomeAway now charges guests a "service fee" or "booking fee" if you make payments through their company. We understand it is between 4% and 9%. If you object to this fee, you can pay us directly via credit card or PayPal and you will not be charged a "service fee" or "booking fee ". Our company (GoCozumel) is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Also, Casa Tomas can be rented as a 1 bd, 1 ba for up to 2 guests and a savings of $200/wk + tax. This is available for all weeks except Christmas and New Years. Rented as a 1 bd, 1 bah guests have full use of the kitchen, living/dining area, TV, cable service, phones, WIFi, etc. and we can provide either a king size bed or 2 twin beds. The 2nd bedroom and bathroom are closed off and not in use. Guest also have use of the outdoor areas with the garden, the 2 level pool, patios, lounge chairs and Adirondack chairs, dive rinse tank, outdoor shower, gas grill, hammocks and one of the two spaces for off street parking inside the gates. Our last minute weekly rates for stays reserved within 6 weeks of arrival save 10-20% and we try to update rates each week to reflect that. Stays of 2, 3 or 4 weeks qualify for a discount from 5%-15%. Discounts can not be combined. We accept reservations from adults 25 or older. Families with children between 6 and 25 are welcome as long as all children are accompanied by a parent or guardian that is 25 or over. We do not accept reservations that include children under 6 years old.