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1BR/1Bath - $74/Nite! Spend Your Holidays & Winter With Us!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Open continuously since 1998, IslaMar Villas is one of the few remaining owner/operated vacation rental facilities on the island. Sure there are alot of hotels to choose from but how many of those hotel owners or managers will know your name or remember you next time you visit?

Owner/operator Sherri Davis would like to thank all of her clients for giving her the opportunity to celebrate 20 years of operation! Newly remodeled in 2014, IslaMar Villas now has more garden space, refurbished pool/spa, sidewalk and porch resurfacing in the commons area, all new flooring, granite kitchen counters and a completely redesigned bathroom with all new fixtures. We're always updating and improving the villas and for 2018 we have flat screen TV's and redecoration in all units!

Offering quality and value, an IslaMar Vacation Villa provides the perfect get-away for you, your family and friends to enjoy tropical island living at its best! Sherri and her staff are always nearby to personally assist guests with their vacation needs.

Your IslaMar Villa will be situated around a common garden, pool, waterfall & jacuzzi area. The entire complex is surrounded by a ten foot privacy/security wall. IslaMar is located in a regular neighborhood (out of the tourist zone), just a ten minute walk from Downtown or beach areas. Just around the corner is a neighborhood grocery as well as a family play park.

Nestled in the heart of Mid-Town Cozumel, IslaMar is popular among those who travel extensively or visit the island frequently and are looking for a more authentic cultural island experience rather than the glitz (and expense) of the tourist zone. Let IslaMar Villas become your island get-away... it's NOT just another place to stay but a perfect way to transition from 'hotel staying' to 'island living'!

Small businesses in Cozumel value their customers and IslaMar is no exception as one of our staff will be waiting just for you on the day of your arrival to ensure you get settled in for a wonderful vacation stay. Contact Sherri now and start planning your next Cozumel vacation to come and enjoy our fresh new look!

In this particular listing I offer on VRBO, I can still accept payment via my own means. Consequently, the following (below) is our booking and cancellation policy which I have used for 20 years.



Rental Reservations are confirmed by receipt of a 50% deposit of total rental amount due plus any Security Deposit required. Deposits must be received within 5-7 days of requesting a booking or the rental space is released. The remaining 50% rental balance owed is due 60 days PRIOR TO arrival date. Cancellations are effective on the date written notice is received by fax or e-mail in our office.

The following assessments will apply on cancellations: Cancellations prior to 90 days from arrival date will result in a refund of Rental and Security deposits made LESS a $175 processing fee. Cancellations prior to 60 days from arrival date will result in forfeiture of the Security as well as the Rental Deposit which is 50% of total rental amount. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to Arrival result in forfeiture of Security Deposit plus 100% of total rental amount.

More Details

Sherri Davis
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Sherri Davis

Hi Ya'll!

I'm Sherri Davis and I have lived on the island for over 20 years.

I spent my early years in Cozumel working as a business consultant and PADI Dive Instructor.

Currently I own/operate several island endeavors including:

IslaMar Vacation Villas

Palmar Estate SMALL Beach Club

Cozumel Volunteer Connection

Patas & Alas Butterfly Sanctuary and

the Cozumel Insider web domain

I enjoy scuba diving, traveling the interior of Mexico, creative writing, discovering nature and supporting local conservation efforts such as the Cozumel Marine Turtle Salvation Program, reef monitoring and beach clean up events here on the island.

Cozumel is a special place that will capture your heart ~ if you let it! I would love to show you the Cozumel I know. A relaxed place with neighborly people where even those on the tightest of vacation budgets can enjoy themselves. Let me and my staff show you Cozumel from our side of town ~ where the locals live and eat and play away from the expensive tourist zone. It would be my pleasure to have you here with me at IslaMar for your vacation!

I am a native of Texas and hold a BBA and MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. However, I do speak Canadian and Minnesotan really well (eh?!)! ;-)

Sherri Davis purchased this condo in 1997

Why Sherri Davis chose Colonia Adolfo López Mateos

On my first visit to Cozumel years ago, I simply could not believe that a person could leave DFW, fly for a bit over 2 hours and end up in a place as remote and primative as Cozumel was back then. There is something about the island that simply draws visitors into its charm.

As a scuba diver, I found heaven on earth in the beauty of the reefs that surround Cozumel and I simply never wanted to leave! Having my 6 IslaMar Vacation Villas gives me the chance to share the Cozumel I know with others who enjoy island living type vacations!

What makes this condo unique

One of the main reasons folks come back to my IslaMar Villas year after year is because it is one of the few remaining owner operated vacation rental facilities in Cozumel. Many Cozumel vacation rentals are handled nowadays by property management companies (no owner on site).

My staff and I are on site daily and try to ensure that guests have the best possible vacation experience while here on the island. We assist guests with everything from coordinating car rentals and excursions to sharing information about less expensive 'locals' places to hang out. Our goal at IslaMar is to make a 'regular' out of you!

Another thing that sets IslaMar apart from many other properties in Cozumel, is that we are actually operating a legitimate business within the community complete with all applicable business licenses, safety inspections and legitimate legal structure to provide property rentals in Cozumel. As members of the Cozumel island community, we at IslaMar feel an obligation to comply with local regulations and help support road and infrastructure development rather than ignore or evade these regulations and fees as so many vacation rentals do on the island. As they say 'It takes a village.' and we must all CONTRIBUTE (by paying licenses/fees,etc.) to improve our community.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear IslaMar Team! Thank you for a few lovely days in paradise. We especially enjoyed your hospitality and the room itself was above and beyond. If we ever get lucky enough to visit Cozumel again, we'll surely come back to IslaMar! Lovely greetings, Tim & Charlotte
Aug 2018
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Colonia Adolfo López Mateos Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pullout Sofa for 1 Adult/Child for Additional Occupancy Fee
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom has King size bed (1). Upon request for additional occupancy fee, the largest sofa in the living area can be converted into a 3/4 size bed which is adequate for 1 adult or 2 small children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Twice weekly maid service for towels, linens, bathorooms and floors is included. However for sanitation reasons, guests are expected to maintain their spaces free of open food stuff and dirty dishes. Porch hammocks and a dive equipment & snorkel gear rinse tank are available outside for guest usage.


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1BR/1Bath - $74/Nite! Spend Your Holidays & Winter With Us!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 201 reviews

NOthing to complain about, everything was fine all along our stay.

  • 4 of 5

Every single member of the staff made all they can to make our stay pleasant and comfortable! The place was safe, very clean and friendly! Three wonderful weeks under the sun ☀️ Merci

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was delightful having the chance to get to know you and have you with us for 3 weeks in one of our 6 IslaMar Villas! Time flies when you're having fun and it seemed to whiz by as you were here with us ~ we especially enjoyed the days you came out to our beach and spent the day snorkeling and hanging around the pool! Remember to book early for next time as all of our "regulars" typically slot in for the year ahead as they are leaving each season! Thank you again for selecting IslaMar and please know that as a small property owners, we appreciate your business and your referrals!! Can't wait to see you again soon!
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Sycamore, IL, USA

Secluded spot of paradise

  • 5 of 5

I stayed on Cozumel for 3 weeks (this being my 5th trip) and I can say this spot is my favorite by far. It's an amazing cozy little villa and I enjoyed coming home at night as much as going out! Everyone is super friendly, things were clean to my mom's standards (which is almost impossible) and I always felt safe! I will definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay in a safe and authentic neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

We visited Cozumel in March 2016 and stayed at the Islamar vacation rental location for a week. This location is a great place to stay. Cozumel is dominated by the Cruise Ship industry and Islamar is far enough removed from the crowded areas to give guests an authentic experience of the community apart from the tourist crush. At the same time, if you want to partake of the touristy stuff, it's a 20 to 30 minute walk to the oceanfront and the downtown core. And if you don't feel like walking, there's always taxis coming and going and it only costs a couple dollars to get there. The apartments are spacious and clean, and the grounds provide a nice quiet spot to enjoy the sun and pool. The neighbourhood has everything you could possibly need, grocery stores, a bakery, restaurants and bars that are popular with the people who live here. A great perk for guests who stay at Islamar is access to the PalMar beach club. Beaches aren't a big draw in Cozumel, but the snorkelling and diving are great, even snorkelling from shore. So while there are a number of access locations to the water, there are very few places that offer a sandy spot to sit with beach chairs and umbrellas. And the few that do exist are pretty crowded. That's where the PalMar beach club really shines. It's located about 6 or 7 km from the apartment, a nice and easy bike ride away and there's all the amenities you could want. Beverages and snacks across the road from the sandy beach front where tables, chairs and loungers are available, and then you can have a leisurely swim and snorkel right there. We've been snorkelling in several locations in the Caribbean, but nothing even comes close to this. I doubt you'd have a better experience on a boat excursion out to deeper waters.

Sherri is a wonderful hostess, and her staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They were available to answer questions and help, yet we felt completely free and comfortable and never felt crowded or surveilled. They even helped arrange bike and car rentals for us. There were several services provided that exceeded anything we experienced at other rentals, namely cleaning every second day, our sheets were changed 3 times over the course of the week and there was always an abundance of towels available. A small suggestion that might be a great addition to the comforts would be to have a small supply of kitchen linens (a couple dish clothes and towels), some dishwashing liquid and a bit of plastic wrap.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

WE had the utmost pleasure of meeting Sherri last summer. A day to to Cozumel only we could not stop thinking of the island. We came back the following Jan and everything we imagined and hope for was true. Living with the locals, shopping, cooking exploring. It was all so wonderful. I want to come back and back. Sherri, her staff, everyone were amazing but still allowed you to have privacy. Learned a lot on this vacation and I can say were planning our holiday for July and were coming back, The rooms stylish, functional, clean. Just what we wanted, Again thank you for your hospitality and your friendship. We will see you in July!!!!

Our kindness regards and pleasure

Greg and Lori

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg & Lori, We so enjoyed meeting you and having you as our guests here at IslaMar! Thank you so much for the kind review! We love making new friends and hope to have you become another of our many fans! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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enjoyed this mid-town location

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed for 1 week here and really enjoyed it. I loved being in mid-town away from the tourist areas. I used my spanish skills a lot, but I expect you could get by without if need be. Nidia and Andrea took great care of us. It is fairly modest lodging, but by American standards. The pool is quite nice, and the bed was really very comfortable. You don't always see that in Mexico! Taxis were easy to get either by phone or nearest major road. Although we went to Mega a lot, we could have grocery shopped nearby. I had several fancy maps but mostly used the one Nidia gave me with various places marked on it. Taxis were cheap to el centro. It was a more expensive cab ride to and from the beaches, but a little planning helps keep costs down. Or we could have rented a car. Staying here was HALF the cost of staying at a condo on the beach! And we can go to a club or hotel for the day to get our beach fix. This will let us take longer vacations! We are already planning our return.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan... GO BLUE!


  • 5 of 5

Very clean, safe, quiet villas located in the Mexican neighborhoods of SanMiguell. A true cultural experience! Fantastic food prepared by the locals. We caught fish and the restaurant down the street cooked them for us! The Best! Need a rental car or taxi though to go to the beaches:(. Great weather ... 81* the 3 weeks we were there!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Cozumel International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Hacienda Mission
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Downtown departs hourly for Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Hacienda Mission
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Downtown Beachfront Area
Car: not necessary

Many IRONMAN and triathlon competitors stay with us each year since we are centrally located to a very nice training pool and track and are a bit away from the crowded route areas.

In general, Cozumel is an amazing tropical island paradise where travellers can just sit back, relax and enjoy its natural beauty! Don't miss doing an island tour, visiting Cozumel's Mayan ruins or swimming with the dolphins!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

***Email us or find us online for more rental options!

Rentals of LESS THAN 1 Week accepted on space available basis.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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