The house is close but not too close to downtown Cozumel; it is a short taxi ride or a decent walk. It may not be in downtown, but it could not be in a more perfect location! The pictures don't do the house/view justice! There is a private gated entryway, and once inside, you are greeted with a fantastic view of the ocean. It is ON the water and the two lots adjacent are vacant. There is a hotel (Coral Princesa) next door, and it is a great place to catch happy hour, a taxi, or eat a meal. The staff is extremely accommodating. Speaking of staff, the folks at Villa Princesa really roll out the red carpet for their guests! Victor met us at the airport and offered to help us get on the shuttles and to the house. He also gave us his cell# and made himself available if needed. There was also maid service daily, and it isn't just new towels and a made bed. The maid makes that house pristine everyday she comes. Tip her well! The house is perfect in every way; however, if you are looking for glitz and glam, this may not be the place for you. If you are in the market for an amazing location and access to all of the great things Cozumel has to offer without being "in the middle" of it all, look no further.
So, we rented this house for 9 people to help celebrate my 50th birthday! Victor meet us at the airport and we began our amazing vacation on the right foot! Victor then got us all settled in the house, which was nice having someone wander around with us.
The pictures online made it hard to figure out the layout of the place. When you walk in the front gate to the house there is a building there that houses what we called the "apartment." It had a ground floor room with two queen beds and a huge shower. There's a steep stairway up to the top floor room that has a king size bed and a shower as well. This apartment would be perfect for a family.. Or a couple that wanted to be in a more peaceful room.. There is no ocean view from the apartment.
Walking in the big wooden door is another room.. I considered this to be right inside the housing "compound" whereas the apartment is outside the housing compound and requires a key to open the wooden door. Anyway, this room is smaller with a queen sized bed and a bathroom. My Mom stayed in this room and liked it.
Walk down the stairs and into the main house. Beautiful views of the pool and ocean! The seating in the living room is a bit old and used but it was adequate. The dining room table is big enough to fit a small army around and the kitchen was adequate as well. The fridge though, definitely not big enough for the size of the house nor having 9 people there buying good. Quentin was kind enough to lend us a cooler for drinks so we could make room in the fridge for food.
The second floor has two bedrooms with ocean view! Both bedrooms have king sized beds and one room has a bathroom in it.. The second room can use the additional bathroom on that floor.
The third floor houses the master bedroom.. Which is awesome! It has a king sized bed, enough closet space, and a awesome bathroom with a tub and shower! The additional bedroom has a queen sized bed but no bathroom.
The second and third floors have shared patio deck space with chairs to sit out on.
The outside space is so worth it! The pool is drained every other day by Quentin.. Who is just an awesome guy! He's fun to talk with and takes care of whatever you need assistance with.
CAUTION: the tile on the House floor and pool deck is very very slippery when wet!! My 70 year old Mother slipped on it the first day of our 8 day stay and I honestly think she either broke her tail bone or fractured her hip. Please, exercise caution on the pool deck with wet feet of water on it. We started wearing our sandals and that seemed to help a bit.
We didn't use the "beach area" at the house. But it was nice to have. The pier is a joke so be careful on it. There's a ladder to the ocean but it's covered with furry seaweed (lol).. So again, be careful. It's deep enough to carefully jump in the water is the coral rocks.. There's tons of fish to see so the snorkeling is pretty great! We rented tanks from Pepe Scuba at the Coral Princess Golf and Dive Resort and did some shallow diving from the house to a beach down the way. It was fun and easy.
We used Pepe Scuba because we have dove with them before and they are a top notch dive shop!
Antonia was the BEST! She was always friendly and made our mornings cheery! We made sure to tip her everyday for all the awesome work she did for us! I miss her already!
Fun house that we will rent again! It was nice that it had vacant lots on each side so we had some quiet evenings.
Comfortable, clean, ocean view, nice location about a mile from town. Snorkel off the back of the house. Just be careful, the current can be strong at times. Pool was nice, drained and filled every few days with 82 degree sea water. You'll need a car, since town is about a mile away, and the Mega grocery store is about 2 miles away. Victor was responsive to our needs. We went diving with Alberto at El Pulpo Divers, which was recommended to us. He was great. When we come back to Cozumel, we'll stay here again.
This house was perfect for our large group of family and friends. The daily maid service by Antonia was awesome. Victor was very attentive and easy to communicate with. For instance, the air conditioner in one of the bedrooms quit working. It was replaced with a brand new one within 24 hours. Nice! An extra bonus is the lots on either side of the house are vacant. It affords the house extra privacy and is quiet at night. A short walk to the Coral Princess or Hotel B for meals out. As well as a very well stocked kitchen. (even a milkshake maker) We will book this house again. Thank you Enjoy Cozumel for the great service!
There were 8 of us staying for 8 days at this lovely Villa. It was perfect for us. Wonderful beach area and could jump right in the water from here. Lots of fish to see while snorkeling. The kitchen was very adequate for cooking at home and a large table we could sit around and visit. The rooms are spacious and showers were good. We are planning another stay here next year.
Actually, compared to the last 2 years staying there, it seems this villa is now going downhill...we got there on saturday...tried to shower...had no hot water...reported it sunday...was fixed monday afternoon...3 days with no hot water...but the place is rented out back to back??? You advertise a jacuzzi tub, but who wants to relax in a cold tub with bubbles?? In addition to no hot water...the pressure was scarce....i ended up having to take the shower head off to get anything more than a trickle of water. We also had no WiFi until Monday which makes it difficult to communicate with family back home, look up things to do, etc. After getting the WiFi fixed...we were advised that it was the lowest bandwidth available and that maybe 1 or 2 people could be online at a time, but that it would be very slow...also, we had to take turn sitting in the one corner of the living room where it seemed to be the only place it worked...we did not have WiFi in any other part of the house...for your prices...that is ridiculous...in addition, after the wifi was fixed, the tv was stuck on 1 spanish channel for the duration of our stay!!! The beds seem to be from the 1970s, with so much accumulated dead skin cells that they are turning to rocks...extremely uncomfortable...every bedroom...the front gate latch can be slid open with the push of a finger...the a/c in one room on the 3rd floor didnt work until tuesday...after arriving on saturday....how can all of this be going on if the place is rented back to back? I just don't get it...we made the best of it...but will not be returning to this villa...it was good for the 1st 2 years, but until changes are made, dont count on return guests.
This is a beautiful house on the north end of the island, right on the ocean with easy access to great snorkeling. The house is huge and the rooms are very large with seating for 14 at the dining room table. With a house this large some might want more than one TV but we were okay with that. Coral Princess is right next door if you need a quick place to grab a bite to eat or drink or need a taxi.
The only reason we did not give it a 5 star rating is the water temperature and pressure in the showers and the spitting/explosive kitchen faucet. Other than that everything was wonderful.
We loved sitting on the observation deck and watching the ocean or the iguanas in the empty lots next door. The housekeeper Antonio was wonderful and we practiced our Spanish with her and she her English with us. Quentin the pool man was a wealth of knowledge about the island and fun to talk with.
We would definitely rent this house again!