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My husband and I have been to the Cozumel/Riviera Maya area several times and have always gone the All-Inclusive route, so we were looking for something different. We thought we'd try renting a condo, buy our own groceries, cook for ourselves and try out many of the restaurants on Cozumel Island. We were not disappointed! Paul, the owner, was so great to work with and was always willing to answer any and ALL our questions before staying there. The condo itself was more than we had hoped for! Although it is small, it was just perfect for 2 people. The condo is very clean and well-decorated. The first time we walked through the door, we were amazed to see how close we were to the ocean. The view was the best we've ever had. We were so close to the beach/ocean we could hear the waves hitting the sand. And on top of it all, we could sit on the balcony or down at the beach each night and watch the lovely Cozumel sunset. It WAS paradise! The condo is well-equipped with anything you may need to cook light meals (microwave, toaster oven, toaster and 2-burner hot plate). Paul has thought of everything. The grounds are well-kept and both pools were clean and heated. We were especially happy that we had American television (DISH network) and WiFi and a U.S. landline, which you can use to call the U.S. at no charge. We had great phone reception, so were able to keep in contact with our family back home. Overall, I would highly recommend staying in this condo. We know we will be back!
This condo is everything it was supposed to be. I was really impressed with the service from Paul and from Fulvio.. Thank you Fulvio for the shopping trip ( I owe you) and Paul for calling before we left to make sure all was ok. For anyone considering this condo for a rental, don't look any further!! You have found the right place and the right owner. The condo is clean and everything was as nice as the photos suggest,,.,., in fact, the photos do not do the condo justice. I thought the condo was nicer than it shows on line.
As for the Reef Residences... the staff is friendly and helpful ... we had an incredible experience under the pier with the fish … only had goggles, but was safe and easy to view the fish and see the amazing colors…... The other guests/owners were very friendly.. and the weather was perfect.
This is genuinely a "Parrothead Paradise".
We will be back..
Always great to have Parrotheads visit my "Blue Heaven Rendezvous" and to know how much they've enjoyed their visit.
Loved the place. The location is fabulous! Room had a beautiful view and the diving was incredible! I'm coming back next year!
What a great little condo! The staff at Residencias Reef was outstanding, the condo was clean and well kept, and the location of the condo was great for me, as I traveled alone.
The condo itself was right on the beach, and allowed for unobstructed views of sunsets. Carlos N' Charlies and the Ocean Beach Club right next door were great for a quick and easy walk to grab lunch and a margarita after a morning of snorkeling. As far as snorkeling goes, there is easy, shallow water snorkeling in front of the condo, but if you decide on a tour, most operators will pick you up at the pier just 50 yards away!
Paul, the owner, was a delight to work with, and contacted me upon my arrival and upon my return back home to make sure my visit to his condo was good. Flavio, the manager, was awesome as well, and he was always willing to help me with whatever I needed.
The beach outside was rather rocky upon entering the water, so make sure you take water shoes of some sort! The bed itself was pretty firm, which was hard for me as I am a side-sleeper, but not all together uncomfortable. And whereas the location was 10-15 minutes south of San Miguel, getting to and from town was very easy with numerous taxis available at the front gate.
Overall, my visit was just incredible. I would definitely recommend this beautiful little condo to anyone just wanting a nice, private get away.
Stayed July 2013Submitted August 8, 2013Source H
This was our first time staying at a condo south of town. We rented a car and the trip in and out of town was not nearly as inconvenient as we had thought it might be. The view from the condo is terrific and I would say that the description and pictures in the VRBO listing are accurate. The balcony is generous and somewhat protected. Paul was a pleasure to work with and he seemed to be really interested that we enjoy the property. Hot water was instantaneous and plentiful which is important to me when I arrive back "home" after diving. That has not always been the case in other condos on the island. We enjoyed our stay and will be returning to Residencias Reef for future trips.
My mom and I had a wonderful stay at Paul's condo. It could not have gotten any better. The beach was wonderful, we walked north and south on the beach and I decided that the Residencias Reef has the best and cleanest beach. The entire area was very quiet and the people there were so friendly. The condo itself is so homey, it's like coming all that way and being welcomed into your own home. I truly felt at home. We enjoyed the sound of the surf and the repeated beautiful sunsets from the patio. We made use of the kitchen by stocking up at the grocery store before arriving and made all our meals. The condo itself was always clean and well maintained. I am going to recommend this property to my friends and I hope to stay here again someday!
My husband and I stayed here for 5 days. Had a wonderful experience and Paul was great to work with! He was always friendly, prompt, and full of great travel and staying advice. On arrival he checked on us to make sure everything was okay and when we got back! Answered all our questions. Condo had a great feel to it-was well maintained, clean, comfortable, and everyone was very easy and friendly to work with. Description and pictures are spot on! View from the balcony is gorgeous! We enjoyed having a rental car with us and would recommend it to others. This location is a little bit away from the town and we like to explore! There are many water sports to do just next door, and you can rent a bike close by as well. Snorkeling right in front of the place was great as the reef is right there. Great place to stay on Cozumel- away from big crowds, can't wait to go back! Highly recommend to others.