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Tropical paradise -2 level pool, fountain, garden, AC, WiFi, W/D, gas grill

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bd, 2 ba or rent as a 1 bd, 1 ba for 1-2 guests and save

Relax by the two-level pool and listen to the gentle sound of water cascading from the small rock fountain into the top level of the pool. Stretch out in a cushioned lounge chair or enjoy a siesta in one of the double size hammocks under the large palapa roofed patio. The garden includes palms, a lime tree, hibiscus, bougainvilleas along with other tropical plants. There is a Weber gas grill outside with a food preparation area and sink, an outdoor shower and off street parking should you decide to rent a car. Over half of this double lot is dedicated to the outdoors....the 2-level pool, patios and tropical garden -

very unusual to find in this popular residential area called Corpus Cristi. And the location is wonderful. You are less than 500 yards from the oceanfront street, a 3 minute walk to a large grocery store, there are a number of restaurants nearby, 3/4 mile south is a public beach and the main square downtown is just under 1 mile north. Casa Tomas offers luxury and loads of amenities as a 2 bedroom 2 bath for up to 4 guests but can also be rented as a 1 bd, 1 ba for 1-2 guests at a savings.

Inside Casa Tomas enjoy the comfort of air conditioning throughout, a very comfortable sofa with throw pillows, wired and wireless internet service, a 40" flat panel TV with cable service, DVD player and movies, a library of paperback books, CD player, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 safes for valuables (one large enough for most 14' laptops), 2 comfortable Serta king beds with a built in gel toppers and we can change 1 of the king beds to 2 twins by request. There is a local phone, a second phone for free calls to the U.S. and Canada, a washer and dryer, maid service, and even an iPod/iPhone player/charger.

The kitchen is well equipped with a coffee maker, blender, microwave, toaster oven, full size stove and oven, refrigerator that has a top freezer with lots of ice trays and frosty beer mugs. There is a wide assortment of pots and pans, cooking utensils, corkscrews, etc. plus plenty of dishes, glasses and flatware.

Casa Tomas can be rented as either a 2 bedroom 2 bath for up to 4 guests (these are the rates listed) or as a 1 bedroom 1 bath for up to 2 guests. The large outdoor area and garden may be shared if there are guests in the 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment downstairs, or you might have it all for your own private use.

As our family's vacation home, and we have furnished it as a comfortable home-away-from-home for our family and friends. We accept reservations from guests who are 25 and over, and will accept reservations that include a child between 6 and 25 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

More Details

Kathy Lasater or David Shipman
Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2018

About Kathy Lasater or David Shipman

Most of my life I lived in Texas (Houston, Austin, Dallas and Tyler). My first trip to Cozumel was in 1976, but after years of vacationing on Cozumel I realized I'd found my paradise. In May 2000 I moved to Cozumel in a home only a few blocks from the vacation rental we built in 1999. How wonderful to live on Cozumel with sandy beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling and all around the island are the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Cozumel is the safest place I have ever lived, the people are warm and friendly and the weather is fantastic.

Kathy Lasater or David Shipman purchased this condo in 1999

Why Kathy Lasater or David Shipman chose Colonia Andres

After vacationing on Cozumel for many years, the area I thought would be perfect for a vacation home was finally for sale. We bought 2 lots so there would be plenty of room outdoors and then built and equipped our vacation home with everything we wanted. Our family and guests now enjoy the great location and all the amenities. You can travel here with just a carry on as there is a washer and dryer for personal laundry. Internet service is wireless and wired, there is a phone for local calls and a second phone for free calls to the U.S. and Canada. Most of all, since our guests spend a great deal of time outside, the large outdoor area, garden, patios and 2 level pool are fantastic. There have been times when we had trouble getting my grandson out of the pool so we could all go to the beach!

What makes this condo unique

It's rare to find a vacation rental in this popular area of Cozumel with a large garden and outdoor area. Built on a double lot, a privacy wall surrounds the grounds that include a two-level swimming pool and off street parking for up to 2 vehicles. The big shade tree in the garden is a favorite of mine. The inside is comfortable and loaded with amenities, but the garden, pool and outdoor area is my favorite. Oh...but we really do love having a washer and dryer so we don't have to pack lots of clothes!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our whole experience from getting off the plane to getting to the Villa was perfect. All the instructions and maps helped us very much. The grounds of the Villa were beautiful with the pools, hammocks and lounge chairs. Inside the Villa was beautiful as well. There was everything we needed and then some. We were greeted with a gift basket of fruit, munchies, and beer and soda in the refrigerator. We got the low down on the neighborhood from Catherine. Catherine came to the Villa on our first day to give us all the info we needed and some tips on the best local restaurants etc...She gave us all of her contact phone numbers if we needed anything. The maid service was also top notch. She came everyday and she did an exceptional job. The villa was close to everything, stores, restaurants, churches, parks, bars and grocery stores. We usually walked everywhere or took a taxi if it was over five miles. We did not find a need to rent a car or motor bike. Everything about this trip to Cozumel was spectacular. This Villa is in a safe neighborhood. We never felt uneasy, we always felt safe, even walking home at night from dinner or music in the park. There might be bars on the windows, gates and triple locks, but I guess that's just how it is in Cozumel. There was this eatery/restaurant up the block that was in this women's living room. She did not speak english so she brought us in the kitchen to show us what was for lunch, and we pointed at what we wanted. I guess we need to brush up on our Spanish, she made the best food in town. We will be coming back very soon. We met a lot of really nice people and can't wait to come back again to visit or maybe even stay longer than seven days. Exceptional Villa, Exceptional Service in every way. Lasting memories for a life time. Thank you Kathy for making this trip happen on such short notice.

Thank you, Laurie & Chris
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Colonia Andres in San Miguel

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Security "grab bar" in the shower. Sink, mirror, hair dryer
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Security "grab bar"' in the shower. Sink, mirror, hair dryer
  • Each bathroom has a ceramic tile counter with a sink, a toilet and a ceramic tile walk-in shower with a security 'grab bar'. There is plenty of counter space, a mirror over the sink and each bathroom has a hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , can be changed to 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom is off the screened in porch
  • The bedroom off the living area has a king size bed that can be changed to 2 twin beds by request and there is a private bathroom. There is a private screened porch just off the living area and the second bedroom is off that private porch. We often call that bedroom the Honeymoon Suite since it's a bit more private. It has a king size bed and a private bathroom. Both bedrooms have very comfortable new Serta mattresses with a built in gel topper and custom made, fully lined curtains. Each bedroom has a closet with plastic hangers and hangers for slacks or skirts, an alarm clock and a dresser with mirror. One bedroom has two end tables with lamps and the other has 1 end table with a lamp. There is a second sofa in the living area that is a day bed with a trundle.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The two level swimming pool has a small rock fountain and the raised section of the pool has a bench that extends the length of the pool. There's room around the pool to relax either in the sun or under the shade of our tropical tree. There are a number of lounge chairs and Adirondack chairs. Check to see if there's fruit on the lime tree or hot peppers on the habanero plants. We accept reservations for adults 25 and over and for families with children if they are at least 6 years old. All guests under 25 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian


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Tropical paradise -2 level pool, fountain, garden, AC, WiFi, W/D, gas grill
average rating of 4.75 based on 11 reviews
Ontario, Canada


  • 5 of 5

The owner contacted us when we left our deposit and again when we arrived to make sure all was perfect. This house has everything you could possibly want and more. The internet was fast and the vonage phone a definate luxury. Close to stores and amenities this house is perfect and we'll be back. Thank you Kathy

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your 3 week stay at Casa Tomas and delighted to hear you plan to return. We appreciate your comments and know they will help others as they try to decide which vacation rental is best for their needs.
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Key West, FL, USA

Fantastic stay for Ironman Cozumel!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, another couple, and I just left, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. David made sure the reservation process was easy, and Catherine (with her husband's help) made sure that all of our needs were met.

We stayed in the apartment for approximately one week to do Ironman Cozumel. The location was perfect. It was a short walk into town and a short hobble back from the finish line. The apartment has everything you need and is very close to two supermarkets. Catherine and her crew even put some snacks and drinks in it for us due to our late arrival time. The pool was great for post-race relaxation, and the furniture was very comfortable. The housekeeper was very nice and always tried to wait for us to clear out before cleaning up. She was very accomodating the day after the race, as we weren't moving very fast. The only negative we had is that the pictures on the site do not do the actual apartment and garden justice. We also had the opportunity to meet the owner who was fantastic.

We highly recommend this place for anyone doing the race next year. There is plenty of space for gear (we had three bikes), a dive gear rinse area which we used to wash our helmets, shoes, etc., and a laundry machine to clean our nasty smelling race clothes. The kitchen is well-equipped for any pre-race dishes, and the fridge is a standard US one for post-race beverages.

Thanks to Kathy, Gayle, Catherine, and Cheto for coming out to cheer us on and for making our stay memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were delightful guests. We all enjoyed meeting you and are proud that you stayed at Casa Tomas. We were pleased that you thought the apartment and garden are even better in person than the photos online. Thank you, and congratulations to you all for your success in Ironman Cozumel 2013.
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Portland, Maine

Casa Tomas

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Casa. It was a great location-easily walkable to shopping,restaurants and downtown waterfront.

Kathy and her crew were friendly and helpful. There were even some options for entertainment in the Casa when we were in because of rain.

The pool is small but more than sufficient for a dip or to cool off.All in all a very good experience.

Thanks Kathy and crew!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Tomas for us. Comments from those who have stayed at Casa Tomas will aid others considering a vacation rental. We hope guests enjoy the outdoors with a dip in the pool, sunning in a lounge chair or possibly breakfast in the garden, but should it happens to rain there is internet, a TV with cable service, loads of DVD movies plus paperback books and CDs. Our goal is guests who have enjoyed their stay, and we are glad you did.
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Truly a tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property several times. With a small group, we have rented either upstairs or downstairs. With larger groups, the entire villa is available with your own private pool, outdoor grill, lounge chairs, hammocks and palapa. The backyard is amazing.......beautiful flowers and trees, the sound of the waterfall, shaded palapa with a ceiling fan. Sitting out early in the morning with a cup of coffee to watch the birds and sometimes an iguana is a vacation in itself. The house is kept spotlessly clean and if you have the occasion problem, the staff is very prompt in taking care of you.

You are welcomed with beer and soft drinks in the refrigerator and a few snacks on the counter. The Chedraui grocery is 1.5 blocks away and a perfect place to pick up groceries, drinks or anything you might have forgotten to pack. There is a large gated area for parking your vehicle at night which is very nice. The rooms and yard are exactly as pictured!

The reservation process is very easy and all questions are answered. The owner goes out of the way to accomodate you and make you feel at home.

The home is inviting and feels very safe. The area is a great neighborhood and walking to nearby restaurants or shops is not a problem.

I've stayed here several times during different times of the year and always enjoy this rental. I would recommend this rental for a getaway to paradise!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a joy to have you stay with us. We love it when guests return to our vacation villa each time they come to Cozumel. You've been a regular guest with us for a number of years and I believe you hold the record in 2011, having stayed with us 4 times. We really appreciate you, your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Cozumel Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Senor Frogs
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cozumel to Playa de Carmen passengery ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cozumel Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Caletita
Car: not necessary

Located in the popular Cozumel neighborhood called Corpus Cristi in the only city on Cozumel island. You are less than 500 yards from the ocean. There is a public beach a bit less than 1 mile to the south and there are 2 oceanfront restaurants less than a 1/2 mile to the north that offer guests the use of their oceanfront beach area. The oceanfront main square is a bit less than 1 mile north with grocery stores, shops and restaurants along the way.

A perfect location for those who don't wish to rent a car, but if you decide to rent one there is off street parking for your vehicle inside the gated privacy walls.

Other Activities: kite boarding, zip lines, jet skis, fly boarding, dolphin encounter programs, submarine ride, glass bottom boats, ATV or jeep tours. There is also now a beautiful new planetarium on Cozumel. It is the first 3D planetarium in Latin America and as well as programs in the dome there are displays about the Mayan culture and the biodiversity of Cozumel.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £8.57 per person per night
Damage Deposit £214.29

Payments can be made through VRBO/HomeAway or you can pay directly. VRBO/HomeAway now charges guests a "service fee" or "booking fee" if you make payments through their company. We understand it is between 4% and 9%. If you object to this fee, you can pay us directly via credit card or PayPal and you will not be charged a "service fee" or "booking fee ". Our company (GoCozumel) is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Also, Casa Tomas can be rented as a 1 bd, 1 ba for up to 2 guests and a savings of $200/wk + tax. This is available for all weeks except Christmas and New Years. Rented as a 1 bd, 1 bah guests have full use of the kitchen, living/dining area, TV, cable service, phones, WIFi, etc. and we can provide either a king size bed or 2 twin beds. The 2nd bedroom and bathroom are closed off and not in use. Guest also have use of the outdoor areas with the garden, the 2 level pool, patios, lounge chairs and Adirondack chairs, dive rinse tank, outdoor shower, gas grill, hammocks and one of the two spaces for off street parking inside the gates.

Our last minute weekly rates for stays reserved within 6 weeks of arrival save 10-20% and we try to update rates each week to reflect that. Stays of 2, 3 or 4 weeks qualify for a discount from 5%-15%. Discounts can not be combined.

We accept reservations from adults 25 or older. Families with children between 6 and 25 are welcome as long as all children are accompanied by a parent or guardian that is 25 or over. We do not accept reservations that include children under 6 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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