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Terry Benjamin

Member since: 2005
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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Terry Benjamin

Member since: 2005
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Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2015
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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Cozumel - Palmar

2 bedroom, 2.5 baths, Sleeps 6

A recent guest said “it was like staying in a Presidential Suite at a 5 star hotel.” All reviews rave about the place. Read them!

• Top floor(8th) of new building-no noise above

• 1900 Sq. Ft. on 1 floor

• Floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows

35 Foot long balcony overlooks ocean

• King Bed, Queen Bed & Queen pullout

• High speed Wifi, free US/Canada calls both directions

•Snorkeling & Scuba across the street

•Great pool, Hot Tub, Tennis Courts & Gym

•24/7 Security

Our 1900 sq. ft. condo is located on the top floor of an elegant 8 story building that has just been completed----Palmar Condominiums. It is becoming THE place to stay in Cozumel for good reason. The grounds and building are very elegant and the amenities are first class. Our has wall to wall, floor to ceiling glass leading out onto a 35 ft. long deck with a magnificent view of the ocean! Look at the pictures. And, go to link to see more pictures/video of Palmar complex.

A small beach club across the street provides a place to sun in the sand. It also provides easy access to one of the top shore snorkeling sites on the island as evidenced by the fact that many snorkel boat operators bring literally hundreds of their paying customers to this spot every day (see photo). This area also provides a nice shore dive as a warm up before diving the deeper reefs. While diving and snorkeling we have seen eels and lobsters in the coral formations just below our place as well of thousands of fish large and small.

A beautiful very large private pool has a huge tiled area surrounding it with chairs, A Palmar residents holds yoga classes there twice week you can go to. The cabanas, shaded 'beds' and pool side wifi makes it a place you can hag out for hours and a hot tub offers a great place to watch sunsets. The pool area has become the gathering place of residents of Palmar and vacations renters. Most units in Palmar are owned by who are local professionals. Several others are Americans who live there permanently or spend several months a year in Cozumel. It is a great place to local meet people, hang out and watch the activity on the ocean. A private tennis court, game room (pool, ping pong) and gym are part of the complex and can be used by our guests.

Palmar is situated in the 'south' hotel district which means it is about 5 minutes, by car/taxi, or a 25 minute walk from downtown. It is also right in the heart of lots of activity in the south hotel district. You can walk across the street to go snorkeling or to the dive shop and you have quick access to restaurants and shops, including a 24 hr convenience store located just below the pool area.

As you will see in the photos the views are magnificent. By being on the 8th (top) floor your view 'from above' lets you clearly see the incredible variety of greens and blues that has made Cozumel's waters famous. You also have a wonderful vantage point to watch cruise ships come and go as well as sail boats, snorkelers and other boats seemingly dance across the sparking turquoise water during the day. Then, every evening you watch the sun set in the Caribbean. It is truly a magical place to stay.

You might want to plan your day so you can enjoy the beach, water or town during the day & be home to enjoy watching the sunset from the large balcony which is where we find ourselves spending most of our time. Mornings are glorious......breakfast on the balcony while looking down into the incredible water is something we never tire of.

We also like the fact that the building does not directly face west. The building was wisely designed slightly facing south so you get the sunset views without the afternoon sun making it too hot to enjoy the balcony as the sun goes down. This may seem a small thing...it is not. Many condos face directly west and although views can be good it is too hot to be outside until after sunset. The buildings layout also knocks down wind. We have sat on the balcony and watched storms blow across the sea with lightening flashing in the distance. Quite a show.

We have taken pains to decorate the condo beautifully and to furnish the kitchen with first class cookware and other things needed by those who love to cook. If you prefer to have a local cook for you that can be arranged at a reasonable cost by our local property manager.

There are two bedrooms and each has its own bath. There is a queen sized pullout couch in the living room and a guest bathroom near the entry way so people staying on the pullout do not have to bother fellow guests in the middle of the night.

A washer and dryer are in a utility room. All cleaning supplies are provided as is maid service when you leave. You can get more cleaning if you would like for a modest fee (about $25)

For divers, the dive shop across the street (Del Mar Aquatics) offers 10% discounts for people staying in our condo if you do at least 3 days of diving with them. It is a top notch, full service shop. They also have lockers for your gear.

Our local property management company will make sure you get settled in and check in every 2-3 days to insure your stay is what you hoped for. They can also coach you about things you want to know about.........things to do, places to shop, restaurants, etc.

As you can tell by reading this we intend to make this a first class condo that you will remember staying at for the rest of your life. We think this is why so many people staying with us keep coming back! We love Cozumel and want you to love your stay.

I love talking about Cozumel so feel free to call me with questions.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Terry Benjamin (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2015

About Terry Benjamin

Cathy and I live in Colorado and LOVE Cozumel. She is an attorney and I am the Director of a human service agency. After visiting Cozumel for 25 years we were fortunate enough to buy a truly spectular condo that we hope to spend more time in as the years pass.

Terry Benjamin purchased this condo in 2009

Why Terry Benjamin chose Cozumel

Palmar is a first class property so it is a wonderful place to spend time when you are not out and about.

Cozumel is a very relaxed, laid back place to be and has some of the best diving in the world. We love the specific area in which our place is located. As you can see in photos the cruise ships come and go in front of our place. Those floating cities create a romantic magic that is a source of entertainment in the morning when they arrive and even more so when they depart...at sunset...lit from stem to stern. Plus, there is a lot of small boat activity in the waters below our place that we find entertaining. We chose to be on the 8th floor because it provides a front row seat to an ocean full of activity. We also chose this location because we did not want to be too close to town. Being in the 'south' hotel district means you are closer to the really great beaches which are a few miles south of town. If you are in the 'north' hotel district you have to drive thru town to get to the best beaches which can take an extra 15-20 min.

Last but not least, the owners/managers of Palmar are totally committed to making Palmar a gem on the island. As you will see in guest reviews the staff is very friendly and helpful and when issues crop up are very responsive to us and to our guests.

What makes this condo unique

Most people living in Palmar are year around residents are are successful business people on the island. It is a great mix of Anglos and Mexicans which makes it feel a less touristy. This has been a wonderful plus for us and something that is impossible to get in a hotel full of tourists.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a lovely condo that has many excellant features. When we walked into the condo, it still had the "new" smell. The beds were very comfortable - sheets and towels were good quality. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utencils and pots/pans. We spent hours on the balcony in the mornings and evenings watching the activity below. The condo is convenient to downtown and the south end beaches. It was easy to hail a taxi - fares from this location are very reasonable. The pool is large and the tile decking and chairs were new. There is also a small convenience store on the front side of the complex for beer, water, snacks, ATM, etc. There are also many small restaurants within a short walking distance from the condo. The owners were very responsive to questions we had prior to our trip and the management company on site stopped by almost every day to see if we needed anything. We enjoyed our stay here and would rent the condo again!
Jun 2009
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Reviews

4.9
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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 39 reviews
5

Awesome Condo! Great View!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Cozumel many times and this is the best condo we have stayed at. The balcony is huge and great for people watching. It was very roomy and clean. It is great for two couples to stay with plenty of privacy. The kitchen is very well stocked with plates, bowls, etc.. The wireless internet was excellent as well as being able to call back and forth to the US. The pool is huge with plenty of seating and lounge chairs. We will definitely be back to Cozumel and would definitely return to this condo.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so great to get this kind of feedback from people who have been to Cozumel before and stayed in other condos. Would love to have to back. :)
5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely stunning! The view is gorgeous and the service was fantastic. The other reviews have perfectly described this place. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: :) :)
5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our rental of this unit was great from the very start. Terry was quick to respond to emails and questions about the unit. Upon arrival the unit smelled freshly cleaned and was the most clean unit I have ever stayed in during many trips to Cozumel. The pool area is very nice. Terry and Alex (the manager) were kind enough to let us stay an additional night when our return flight was cancelled once we arrived to the airport. We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and we were able to host you for the extra day.
Sherwood Park AB Canada
5

Fantastic Condo

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 glorious weeks at Terry's condo and loved every minute of it. The location is great and the condo has everything you need. Restaurants, shopping and grocery stores are all within walking distance. Cabs are very accessible anywhere in Cozumel.

I think our favorite time at the condo was sitting out on the balcony, watching the sun set, having cocktails and waving goodbye to the cruise ships. Now...it can't get much better than that! The only bad thing about the condo was "we had to leave"

If your looking for fun, relaxation and views, look no further. Terry's condo is like living in a little piece of paradise. Thanks for sharing....we loved our stay.

Penny & Doug

Sherwood Park Alberta, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our place. It is pretty amazing. We love sharing it!!!
5

Great location, amenities, and view.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, amenities, and view.

Terry, the owner, and VRBO were very easy to work with.

The condo and entire building are extremely clean and

well maintained. We'll definitely return for another visit.

Jim&Kathy and Ed &Judy

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Look forward to having you back.
Lakeway, TX
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This is an outstanding condo. The view alone is worth the rental fee, but there is so much more. Everything you could ever need is in the condo. The on-site property manager (Alex) is excellent. The owner, Terry, is awesome as well. I am a single woman who traveled alone to Cozumel. The condo is very safe and secure. The area of town is lovely and charming. There are plenty of good places to eat within walking distance. You can snorkel or catch a sail boat right in front of the condo. The grocery store is a quick cab ride into town. You can easily and cheaply take a cab to any of the snorkeling beaches/parks south of the condo. No need for a rental car. This was a beautiful and relaxing vacation. Just what I needed.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. So glad you had a great time. The view is REALLY something. Hope to see you again.

Location

Car: not necessary

Palmar is in the 'south' hotel district. Lots of new shops, restaurants, bars, etc in the area. All within 5 minute walk.

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Prices & Availability

From $160 Nightly

Prices for this holiday condo in Cozumel, Quintana Roo

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter/spring peak 2015
6 Jan 2015 - 2 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$701
for 3 nights
From
$234
$1,568
 
 
spring shoulder 2015
3 May 2015 - 13 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
$752
for 4 nights
From
$188
$1,254
 
 
summer 2015
14 Jun 2015 - 1 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
$661
for 4 nights
From
$165
$1,054
 
 
fall 2015
2 Sep 2015 - 15 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$530
for 3 nights
From
$177
$1,140
 
 
pre holiday 2015
16 Nov 2015 - 13 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
$770
for 3 nights
From
$256
$1,710
 
 
holiday 2015
14 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,140
for 4 nights
From
$285
$1,852
 
 
winter/spring peak 2016
5 Jan 2016 - 29 May 2016
4 night minimum stay
$980
for 4 nights
From
$245
$1,642
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$479
for 3 nights
From
$160
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.0%
Notes Price is for 4 people.
Total price includes a cleaning service when you leave. Additional cleanings about $25.
Pet fee $25.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Cozumel in Quintana Roo

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 8 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    liviing room - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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