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Paradise Found--Villa Rosella--Lush, Tropical

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full private baths, sleeps up to 11

Bienvinedo and welcome to Villa Rosella, formerly Casa Birdie. The villa was designed with your complete comfort in mind. Within two minutes' walking distance, you will be dipping your toes in the sand at one of Cozumel's premier beaches: San Francisco. You will enjoy the rooftop patio which boasts a grass palapa with picnic table, lounges, and hammocks. While sipping your margarita, you can view the gorgeous Cozumel sunset, boats, or parasailors. Downstairs, the great-room consists of a large living-dining room area plus kitchen with bar seating to accommodate extra guests. The trundle-day bed rolls out to comfortably sleep two adults on twin-sized mattresses. A full-sized air bed and an extra mattress are also provided for any overflow. Upstairs, the two mini-suites consist of large bedrooms with private baths and private balconies. Downstairs, the bedroom also has a private bath. We are sure that you will fall in love with Villa Rosella.

Built in 2005, this elegant villa was designed with your complete comfort in mind. Offering an exceptional amount of privacy, the house has 3 mini suites with private baths and sitting areas. The two upstairs suites also boast private balconies overlooking the pool and with ocean views. All of our furniture was custom carved by a local artisan, and the house contains a unique collection of vintage Mexican feather paintings and other fine arts and local crafts. For socializing, the villa has a large great-room and fully stocked kitchen and dining area. The rooftop patio has a large grass palapa which covers a picnic table, chairs and lounges. FREE wifi

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Gail Fox
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Outdoor shower and dive-rinse sink area outside. The downstairs bathroom and shower are wheelchair accessable.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , suites with balcony and priavate bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , suites with balcony with private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with private bath
  • For more than six people, we have a trundle bed in the living room which has two twin-sized mattresses. There is also an extra mattress under the trundle bed for one other person. We also supply a full-sized airbed for two people. The airbed and extra mattress would have to be used on the floor. A crib is available also.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
extra seating for 4 at the kitchen bar area. beach mats supplied. Free phone calls to the states and Canada


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Paradise Found--Villa Rosella--Lush, Tropical
average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

We loved Casa Birdie!

  • 5 of 5

We took three teenagers to Casa Birdie, and all of us loved it! It was so nice to have a home to go to after daily adventures. The home itself is cute, spacious, comfortable, and with all needed amenities. We especially loved the rooftop patio!

It's a bit out of town, so a rental car is needed. Also, it's not terribly close to the beach, and we did have some trouble getting into some of the nearby beaches (they charge you to use their beaches). But, we would definitely stay there again, as it's a great home base!

We had trouble with the refrigerator, but it was promptly fixed. We felt very well taken care of! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: January 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear future renters--Everyone should know that all of the beaches on Cozumel are free except for Playa Mia. No one can keep you from swimming wherever you like. The beach clubs such as San Fransisco or Paradise Beach do charge for any extra usage such as lounges, umbrellas, rafts, changing rooms, etc. However, since Casa Birdie is so close to the beach, there is no need for the changing rooms. We also supply a beach umbrella, beach pads to lie on, and beach towels. However, you might want to take advantage of one of the massages that are available on the beach!
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Fairfield, CA

In need of care

  • 3 of 5

While we found the home to be clean inside, it lacked a lot of care. Outside the yard is full of dangerous cactus. Can’t walk around yard. Pool was nice and well maintained. Old faded fake birds in rusty cages and fallen palm branches in back yard. Broken plastic lounge chairs with torn faded cushions. We stayed 24 days and the maids came twice. The last 12 days we were left to clean it ourselves. The saving grace was it’s close proximity to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, nice home and yard. Owner and caretaker very helpful.

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great location and a good time. My husband and I had the place to ourselves the first eight days then our daughter, hubby and kids joined us. The yard is well planted and we enjoyed the area around the pool. Our other grandkids ( live in Cozumel) really took advantage of the pool as did I. Such fun. I awakened each day and was on the rooftop by 7 to get the early rays and study Spanish.

Each of the three bedrooms is furnished with a comfortable king bed and has its own bath/shower. There is a shower outside too which is convenient. We ate out under the palapa by the pool a couple of times. There is a grill in the back and a large sink for rinsing off snorkels.

A two minute (or less) walk gets you to the beach. We could have cut through other spots too but the one to the right by Carlos and Charlie’s is easy. We walked on the beach 2 or 3 miles to the south each morning right after breakfast. You can go to any of the “beach clubs” and order a sandwich or beverage and enjoy “their” beach. We were never hassled or charged. The Mayan Cacao Company, less than a mile walk south is very educational, fun, and has tasty drinks. Go to the areas on a Sunday and with no cruise ships it is not crowded.

The town of San Miguel is about seven miles to the north. We called local taxis and could get in for $7. If you use the stand which is almost next door if is $15. Groceries are so inexpensive at Chadrourie (misspelled) and Mega. Almost everyplace took cc, US $, or pesos. Extremely easy.

Plenty of movies at the house, lots of CDs for listening and a few books. We really didn’t turn the tv. Use the windows and you can get cross ventilation. There were ACs in the bedrooms but if you open and close windows you don’t need them.

Gail (owner) and Tony (caretaker) are very helpful. Tony’s restaurant was closed for remodeling or we would have eaten there. He calls very often to check.

Rent a car to go to other side of island. We loved the surf, beautiful water color and scenery but the side we are on is good for swimming. Directly behind the villa near Secrets is a good beach with very little Saragossa.

Home is pleasant and roomy, porches off upstairs have hammocks to relax in. Front porch off bedrooms is access to third floor roof or for sitting right outside bedroom during part of day or evening.

Couch in living area becomes a bed but we didn’t open it. Washer/ dryer and clothes line are handy. Close the door when you dry, keeps it cool.


  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oroville, California

Nice house for families

  • 4 of 5

Nice 3 bedroom house located 7 miles from town. Pool is small, was perfect for our 4 year old. House had lots of room, well furnished. Tony was very helpful with any issues. Recommend renting a car. Had a nice beach area and dock within easy walking and pickup for dive companies.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great way to experience the wonderful island of Cozumel

  • 5 of 5

We visited Cozumel in March. This was our 3rd trip to the island with the first 2 visits being at resorts and without kids. We had 3 kids with us - 11, 9 and 4. We had more than enough room and privacy for the 2 families to share the house, it was fantastic to each have our own bedroom with king size bed, private bathroom and balcony. 3 couples could share this home very comfortably. The home had everything we needed and then some, including a great supply of pool toys for the kids. We used every aspect of the place including getting a massage from Frank SiRa up on the roof top on the first day, so nice he came to us! Tony was accommodating and helpful but we really didn't need to contact him because everything was working perfectly for us. The beach bars are walking distance with fun for everyone - the kids enjoyed the inflatable water park the most. Getting to the east side beaches (kids also enjoyed the "crashing waves") is simple from here as well as getting back into town for supplies. We had better luck with grocery shopping at Sam's than we did at Mega but Mega is a really nice store if you want to stay closer. Gail is so easy to work with, this has been the easiest vacation rental for us so far and we would be happy to spend another vacation here. This experience allowed us to enjoy much more of the island than staying at a resort. There are so many wonderful restaurants and places to go here and we always felt like we were double spending to leave the resort. We visited Punta Sur, Chakannab, Paradise Beach, Carlos and Charlies, all the east side stops and down town on Sunday was so much fun. The kids literally cried when we had to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Setting for a Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Villa Rosella was lovely. We're an extended adult family through grand kids (six adults, two young children). The house was ideal with three separate bedrooms and baths and many places to get away, find interesting spaces, or gather: private porches with hammocks, three large tables at which everyone could eat (in the house, by the pool palaypa, and on the rooftop palaypa), a living room (inside), etc... . The pool is small, but refreshing. The garden greenery's peaceful with birds and resident lizards ; - ) . The upper rooftop area has a great breeze at night; it's a wonderful place to sit out.

The house has many conveniences as well: a gas grill (a little funky), lots of toys and a crib for small children (we were even provided car seats!), plenty of drinking water, toilet paper!, soaps, etc.., some basic cooking supplies (generally not provided at most rentals, such as cooking oil and some spices), and of course, the private pool.

The beach and beach clubs--open until 5, are about a five minute's walk from the house. Town is about 15 to 20 minutes away.

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Villa Rosella and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Carlos 'n Charlies
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Carlos n' Charlies
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
San Fransisco
Car: necessary

One of the things that makes Villa Rosella special is it's location. Being next to Paradise Beach and San Fransisco Beach means that all of the water sports, beach and diving activities are at your doorstep. There are several restaurants within walking distance. Yet you still have all of the tropical beauty of being located out of town. Taxis are always nearby at the beaches. For divers, all of the favorite dive sites are very close by. Parasailing, jet skis, and boats are all available at the beach sites. It;s perfect!! Dive boats will pick up divers a nearby San Francisco Beach Dock--a 3-4min. walk.

Other Activities: dive rinse sink and outdoor shower


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cozumel, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
low season
1 May 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
8 night minimum stay
New Years
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
8 night minimum stay
2019 high season
5 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £226.11

rate is for up to 8 adults. After 8, each adult is charged $50 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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