Villa Dos has 5 Bedrooms + Den, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)
About Nicole Gaines
Update: My Dear Dad passed away after a 5 year battle with stage IV Colon Cancer. Mom continues to carry on their dream at Villa Dos. David and Janie, my Mom and Dad, live on site (and out of your way) to carefully ensure that everything in the villa is kept just right! My Mom 'uses a fine tooth comb' after each guest departs. She would 'give her eye teeth' to make sure each guests is pleased with their stay. These folks are animal lovers and have rescued 2 dogs and 2 cats from roaming the streets on Cozumel. Unfortunately they do not allow any animals in the rental villa. If you see an animal in town or on the beach that you would like to adopt then feel free to ask Janie to help you make the arrangements. They are true Southerners - kind, humble, and down to earth.
Nicole Gaines purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Nicole Gaines chose Cozumel
We picked out the villa location while diving. It was once wooded with lush tropical flowers and trees and of course sand and ocean. While riding on the dive boat, as we passed by the unpopulated area and always commented that it would be nice to have a house there - close to the dive sites and the beach clubs - right on the ocean! The Villa Dos (2nd Home) dream became a reality in 2001. Dad and Mom drove to Cozumel (with me, our two dogs and our cat) to see through the finalization of the construction and they never turned back (to Alabama). Mom and Dad live at Villa Dos year around to keep a close eye on their little gem.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Smoking only allowed outside.
10 years old and older
Minimum age of primary renter:24
No other guests allowed at the house except the number of guests you rented the house for/the number you annotated when you rented.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Wonderful Beautiful Vacation
Cozumel is a great, quick, safe getaway...few hours from home...Villa Dos is a beautiful, peaceful house, located a few miles out of town...right on the beach with its on private pool...with an America resident on hand... that makes things very helpful... but only if needed...otherwise you never know she is around. We visit each year and this year we took relatives with us and they loved it. We got a massage on the beach as well as parasailed right at the house. Drove downtown and shopped couple nights...drove round island sightseeing...even got to go uptown Halloween nite and experience the island celebration (which they call Day of the Dead) very interesting. The weather was perfect...warm with a good breeze. Can't wait to go back.
Party central house
The house itself was a 4 star. The beach and area around the house is 2 stars.
If you are looking for non stop partying, then this is the place for you. I believe there is a little failure in properly advertising this house’s surrounding area. The pictures showing the left side of the house down the beach, fail to show that it is full of giant inflatable bouncy things as far down the beach as you can see. 50 to 100 yard sections of beach have been turned into cruise ship excursions. Each section is divided by buoy’s and they pack as many inflatables as they can into that section. This is what we saw when we looked out from our patio. Every morning around 9:00, our private little section of beach became crowded with people that proceeded to drink all day long and leave all their cups, garbage and cigarette butts right in front of the house. We constantly had to kick people out of the cute beach chairs that belong to the rental house and tell them to stop climbing the palm trees.
About 5:00 we could then enjoy our so called private beach area. But only after we picked up the trash left behind. We had people changing their clothes on the side of the house on several different occasions. This house is in between 2 houses that are so close, you don’t have to bring a wireless speaker because you can choose to listen to music from the houses on either side. There was no point in trying to turn ours on because it was just a battle.
The people in unit 3 and 7 where kept awake most nights by the spring breakers renting the house next door. Even with windows shut, air conditioner running and fans all spinning, they heard every word. Including the fighting and profanity in the middle of the night after everyone was good and drunk.
If you are looking for a peaceful family vacation, this is not the place. The beach is crawling with drunk people all day, every day except Sunday. If you want a non stop party, then this is the place for you.
This is an awesome house on the perfect spot. Your own little private beach, but only steps away from tourism beach clubs during the day. Which gives you a lot of things to choose from during the day on the beach: paddle boarding, kayaking, parasailing, small catamaran sailing and guided tours. During the day beach bars and restaurants, but they all close at 5 pm. If you want to eat out in the evening you have to go to town. The good thing about that is, that in the evening it is all nice and quiet again. You can snorkel right off the beach, but I would also recommend a guided snorkeling tour. We also caught fish right in front off the house and at night saw blue octopus while walking with flashlights. Some in our group went deep see fishing and swimming with the dolphins, which were both wonderful. The people are very friendly and not too pushy. We were with 12 in the house, ages ranging from a 1 year old up to 59. All the rooms are very sound proof which was wonderful with the kids taking naps during the day. And everything was very roomy, so we never felt crowded. The pool was nice size and a big plus to have. We did rent 2 cars, which was very handy for shopping and exploring the island. But for youth who may not drive there the taxi service is very good and inexpensive. Tip, bring your own snorkel set and swim shoes. The beach is sandy, but getting in is rocky, so fish to see. A big thank you to Nicole who responded always very quick with emails and to Janie who was right there to solve any little problem. We had a wonderful time!
We cannot tell you how much we enjoyed having your kind and respectful family in our home. We appreciate that you took the time to make such a thorough review as well. My mom was so happy to hear how your family enjoyed the home that she and my father had built. We are glad to know that you appreciated the abundance of space and the way the home was built for families to come and enjoy visiting and resting. The private pool being nestled right in between the main Villa Dos living area and the sandy beach is a splendid addition to an already near perfect situation. We're delighted to hear your family utilized the fun activities and dining along the beach. We really get excited too, to see the water being filled with ocean life that one can enjoy without even getting in the ocean. Thank you for noting too, the peace and quiet of being 9 miles away from town on the beautiful sandy, south end of Cozumel. Please, come again soon!
Villa Dos is the ideal prescription if you need a break from a hectic life. Perfectly situated on the beach behind a stand of beautiful palm trees. Villa Dos offers a spectacular ocean view while maintaining privacy allowing one to luxuriate in the fabulous infinity pool. Just behind the pool you'll find glass doors leading to the main house. It is quiet, well furnished and climate controlled with a large kitchen. An added perk is the availability of several restaurants and shopping just a short walk down the beach. All in all Villa Dos is the perfect vacation get away. We have enjoyed Villa Dos several times over the past few years and always return. Highly recommended.
We are blessed to travel extensively & Villa Dos in Cozumel, Mexico is one of our favorite destinations. Oct 2016 was our 15th visit. We already made reservations for 2017! Cozumel is a small, safe island only a short flight from the USA. The people are friendly & helpful.
Villa Dos is the ideal vacation get way. A true Spanish style villa, Villa Dos sits on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Caribbean. Villa Dos offers something for everyone. Couples will find Villa Dos private, relaxing & romantic. Families will find lots of room with exciting water adventures for the children. Janie (owner), is on site to assist with any questions or offer recommendations.
A private infinity pool surrounded by palm trees overlooks the beach. We like to enjoy a margarita while watching the stunning sunsets. There’s a large fully equipped chef kitchen for those who like to cook. However, we seem to dine out most of the time. Nearby restaurant’s (short walk on the beach) make meal time simple. Try San Frisco Beach club for the Ceviche and the best French fries in the world! Next door is Carlos & Charlies who offers a wide variety of dishes. Mr. Sancho’s has fabulous fish. Coconuts, (sitting on a bluff with a spectacular view of the Caribbean) has great margaritas.
Villa Dos is a short drive into downtown Cozumel where you will find excellent shopping. I am not a diver, but my friends tell me the diving & snorkeling are some of the best in the world. We love Villa Dos and are looking forward to our 2017 visit. Highly recommended.
Oh my.....what an amazing visit we had to Villa Dos. We have had the great fortune to stay at Villa Dos on several occasions. I can say that it is one of the most beautiful vacation homes I have ever seen. The beautifully decorated home surrounding an infinity pool is an ideal setting for a tropical get-away. We stayed with two other couples and were delighted by the spacious accommodations each couple enjoyed. The friendly staff was on sight to ensure our every need was met.
The location of Villa Dos on the island contributes to its charm. It is a short drive from the airport and just steps away from amazing restaurants and a world of family activities. I have been scuba diving and snorkeling as well and I can say it is stunning. Thank you again for an unforgettable vacation and I'm sure we will be back!!
On San Francisco beach 9 mi S. of airport, Near major dive sites
Close to all major dive sites, dive boat pick in water practically in front of the villa, Rinse tank and dive gear hang up area, Covered terrace with outdoor dining tables with seating for 8, Lounge chairs and abundance of seating around the private pool, Private Adirondack beach chair seating on beach in the shade of palm trees and white sand.