House for a week
Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:08 PM
Also, if anyone knows first hand of a good place to stay, recommendations would be appreciated. We just want a private place that is in a safe neighborhood. We like to try to get to know locals and be absorbed by the culture when we travel. I doesn't necessarily need to be a large or fancy place..clean and quaint is fine. Low cost would be a plus, as we could then afford to stay longer or do some other activities.
...speaking of which...Is fishing a costly thing to do in Cozumel? I know nothing about fishing, but when my son heard we would be by water, its the first thing he wanted to do. I told him I would look into it. I know little about fishing, so it would need to be something guided. Does anyone have any experience in this area? Or even a guess on prices?
Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:59 PM
Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:11 PM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:36 AM
Brand new (just finished in late January) 2 bedroom/2 bathroom family homes now renting, they are located on "Calle 10 norte entre 35 y 40" near the Soriana supermarket. Contact us for a no-obligation tour.
Casa Coral Rates:
$385 p/w (unlimited guests)
$Special Rates for long-term contracts (2 months+)
Contact us at:
Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:18 PM
Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:23 PM
Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:57 PM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:53 AM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:28 AM
Some questions to ask that will give you a feel for the property --
Is maid service included? How many times per week?
Is bottled water included and delivered regularly?
Is there AC? And how old is the unit? (No AC would be a big reason for the lower pricing so if no AC, ask about ceiling fans.)
Also if there is no AC ask about the orientation of the unit. If it faces south, run fast. Best is facing north with windows on the east and west ends of the house to catch the tradewinds.
Safety is not going to be a big issue pretty much anywhere in town. No problem walking around at, say Calle 10 and 35. There is some gang activity back in that area, I'm told. But they're not going to bother you. Except maybe make noise if you happen to be located near one of their party hang outs.
Another place I just thought of to check is Laura and Jim's website. Can anyone add that please? They're local property managers and handle just a few rentals. Perhaps the prices would be less.
Finally Kelly Matthias at http://www.cozumelconcierge.com/ handles four or five intown places that might be more reasonably priced and work for you.
Realistically, do not expect to pay much less than $600 for a one bedroom vacation villa centrally located in town that has AC. I would also advise focusing first on homes below Avenida 30 in the Centro neighborhood. And then expand your search to the Corpus Christi area going no further back then around Ave 25.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:52 AM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:53 AM
I found a property that looks pretty interesting that is near the intersection of Benito Juarez and Ave 30. Would this be an OK region to stay?
Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:55 AM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:28 PM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:35 PM
We do everything ourselves (marketing, cleaning,airport/ferry pick up etc) Our newest property "Casa Coral" is $55 per night and this is final. Just multiply it for the nights you'll stay with us and that is what you end up paying. It is that simple.
Some questions that Carey asked were:
Is maid service included? How many times per week? We do not offer this service, yet.
Is bottled water included and delivered regularly? Yes a 20 litre blotted water is given to the guests at no extra cost
Is there AC? And how old is the unit? (No AC would be a big reason for the lower pricing so if no AC, ask about ceiling fans.)2 AC's one in each room plus 4 fans. one in each room plus 2 in the kitchen/living room. Casa coral is less than 2 months old, is not even on google street view.
Also if there is no AC ask about the orientation of the unit. If it faces south, run fast. Best is facing north with windows on the east and west ends of the house to catch the tradewinds. The houses are always chill because of the multiple fans and AC's
The houses are extremly clean, this is our first priority. Each house takes us up to 7 hours to clean, and we do this every time a person rents with us.
Again you can stay at another hotel and while you are on the Island we can give you a tour to see our properties for yourself (we also have 2 other properties).
Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:56 PM
The local is okay, with kids being near the grocery store, and restaurants to walk to will be a bonus.
The only consideration(s) I would have is the surrounding neighborhood, and transportation.
I would not consider staying past 25, unless I had a car to rent, and even at that getting to the beach is not really walkable (with kids in tow, and distances).
With those considerations, what you offer is much better choice then what I rented when I first moved here.
Your suggestion about staying at a hotel first, then checking out your's and others is the best advice anyone could give...
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:08 PM
Regarding Juarez and 30th, it depends upon how close and where. It could be noisy from the street at night (maybe not) since that intersection is one of the busier on the island. If you have the option of advance checking and are interested in longer term rental, you might check and see what the conditions are during both day and night. I try to check the insides during afternoon heat. I have lived in close proximity to two cantinas which gave me pause to consider the noise level. Cantinas close before dark so they have no night time disturbance. Living close to Las Boyas, I could hear the music (a lot professional quality) during the afternoons, but it was never a disturbance. The flip side a few years back, a very quiet neighborhood in el centro, a restaurant opened and then later decided to host a live band playing from 10:00PM to 1:00AM on Friday and Saturday nights. Sometimes places can be night and day different between the days and nights. You can never know what may be built or move to close proximity at some time in the future. The problem used to be roosters and you may not want to live within four blocks of peacocks depending on how the sound carries. Your neighbors and neighborhood can make the big difference and you can never judge how things will be judging only on outside appearances.
There are a lot more public transportation options routes that pass through the different colonias now, not just on the main roads around them. Three colectivo adult fares equals the price of a taxi. I prefer to be close to avenue 30 as I generally prefer to stay away from downtown or near the waterfront in the daytime. I appreciate the areas that have long term Cozumel residents, people that I consider more friendly, more typical of the traditional values here, people I consider to be of higher class.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:37 PM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 06:26 PM
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:45 AM
Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:09 PM
We don't really need a pool when there is a perfectly good beach nearby (We're from KS, so that is a rare treat).
You are really going to appreciate having a pool in the summer, especially with 2 kids.
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