Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
- english, spanish
About Sherri Davis
Hi Ya'll! I'm Sherri Davis and I have lived on the island for over 20 years. I spent my early years in Cozumel working as a business consultant and PADI Dive Instructor. Currently I own/operate several island endeavors including: IslaMar Vacation Villas Palmar Estate SMALL Beach Club Cozumel Volunteer Connection Patas & Alas Butterfly Sanctuary and the Cozumel Insider web domain I enjoy scuba diving, traveling the interior of Mexico, creative writing, discovering nature and supporting local conservation efforts such as the Cozumel Marine Turtle Salvation Program, reef monitoring and beach clean up events here on the island. Cozumel is a special place that will capture your heart ~ if you let it! I would love to show you the Cozumel I know. A relaxed place with neighborly people where even those on the tightest of vacation budgets can enjoy themselves. Let me and my staff show you Cozumel from our side of town ~ where the locals live and eat and play away from the expensive tourist zone. It would be my pleasure to have you here with me at IslaMar for your vacation! I am a native of Texas and hold a BBA and MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. However, I do speak Canadian and Minnesotan really well (eh?!)! ;-)
Sherri Davis purchased this Condo in 1997
Why Sherri Davis chose Colonia Adolfo López Mateos
On my first visit to Cozumel years ago, I simply could not believe that a person could leave DFW, fly for a bit over 2 hours and end up in a place as remote and primative as Cozumel was back then. There is something about the island that simply draws visitors into its charm. As a scuba diver, I found heaven on earth in the beauty of the reefs that surround Cozumel and I simply never wanted to leave! Having my 6 IslaMar Vacation Villas gives me the chance to share the Cozumel I know with others who enjoy island living type vacations!
What makes this Condo unique
One of the main reasons folks come back to my IslaMar Villas year after year is because it is one of the few remaining owner operated vacation rental facilities in Cozumel. Many Cozumel vacation rentals are handled nowadays by property management companies (no owner on site). My staff and I are on site daily and try to ensure that guests have the best possible vacation experience while here on the island. We assist guests with everything from coordinating car rentals and excursions to sharing information about less expensive 'locals' places to hang out. Our goal at IslaMar is to make a 'regular' out of you! Another thing that sets IslaMar apart from many other properties in Cozumel, is that we are actually operating a legitimate business within the community complete with all applicable business licenses, safety inspections and legitimate legal structure to provide property rentals in Cozumel. As members of the Cozumel island community, we at IslaMar feel an obligation to comply with local regulations and help support road and infrastructure development rather than ignore or evade these regulations and fees as so many vacation rentals do on the island. As they say 'It takes a village.' and we must all CONTRIBUTE (by paying licenses/fees,etc.) to improve our community.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
City Ordinance Entire Property 100% Smoke Free
No childproof fencing for pool or stairs!
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Hosts are great (Andrea Was terrific - available all times and provided great recommendations). The place is well kept, very safe and comfortable. All basic kitchen equipment and utensils. The walk to town is moderate. We rented bikes, though you need to be very careful sharing the roads with cars and motorbikes. one drawback is the prevalence of barking dogs in the neighborhood. Fortunately the bedroom has AC/fan that masks the sound.
NOthing to complain about, everything was fine all along our stay.
Every single member of the staff made all they can to make our stay pleasant and comfortable! The place was safe, very clean and friendly! Three wonderful weeks under the sun ☀️ Merci
It was delightful having the chance to get to know you and have you with us for 3 weeks in one of our 6 IslaMar Villas! Time flies when you're having fun and it seemed to whiz by as you were here with us ~ we especially enjoyed the days you came out to our beach and spent the day snorkeling and hanging around the pool!
Remember to book early for next time as all of our "regulars" typically slot in for the year ahead as they are leaving each season! Thank you again for selecting IslaMar and please know that as a small property owners, we appreciate your business and your referrals!! Can't wait to see you again soon!
Secluded spot of paradise
I stayed on Cozumel for 3 weeks (this being my 5th trip) and I can say this spot is my favorite by far. It's an amazing cozy little villa and I enjoyed coming home at night as much as going out! Everyone is super friendly, things were clean to my mom's standards (which is almost impossible) and I always felt safe! I will definitely be going back!
A great place to stay in a safe and authentic neighbourhood
We visited Cozumel in March 2016 and stayed at the Islamar vacation rental location for a week. This location is a great place to stay. Cozumel is dominated by the Cruise Ship industry and Islamar is far enough removed from the crowded areas to give guests an authentic experience of the community apart from the tourist crush. At the same time, if you want to partake of the touristy stuff, it's a 20 to 30 minute walk to the oceanfront and the downtown core. And if you don't feel like walking, there's always taxis coming and going and it only costs a couple dollars to get there. The apartments are spacious and clean, and the grounds provide a nice quiet spot to enjoy the sun and pool. The neighbourhood has everything you could possibly need, grocery stores, a bakery, restaurants and bars that are popular with the people who live here. A great perk for guests who stay at Islamar is access to the PalMar beach club. Beaches aren't a big draw in Cozumel, but the snorkelling and diving are great, even snorkelling from shore. So while there are a number of access locations to the water, there are very few places that offer a sandy spot to sit with beach chairs and umbrellas. And the few that do exist are pretty crowded. That's where the PalMar beach club really shines. It's located about 6 or 7 km from the apartment, a nice and easy bike ride away and there's all the amenities you could want. Beverages and snacks across the road from the sandy beach front where tables, chairs and loungers are available, and then you can have a leisurely swim and snorkel right there. We've been snorkelling in several locations in the Caribbean, but nothing even comes close to this. I doubt you'd have a better experience on a boat excursion out to deeper waters.
Sherri is a wonderful hostess, and her staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They were available to answer questions and help, yet we felt completely free and comfortable and never felt crowded or surveilled. They even helped arrange bike and car rentals for us. There were several services provided that exceeded anything we experienced at other rentals, namely cleaning every second day, our sheets were changed 3 times over the course of the week and there was always an abundance of towels available. A small suggestion that might be a great addition to the comforts would be to have a small supply of kitchen linens (a couple dish clothes and towels), some dishwashing liquid and a bit of plastic wrap.
WE had the utmost pleasure of meeting Sherri last summer. A day to to Cozumel only we could not stop thinking of the island. We came back the following Jan and everything we imagined and hope for was true. Living with the locals, shopping, cooking exploring. It was all so wonderful. I want to come back and back. Sherri, her staff, everyone were amazing but still allowed you to have privacy. Learned a lot on this vacation and I can say were planning our holiday for July and were coming back, The rooms stylish, functional, clean. Just what we wanted, Again thank you for your hospitality and your friendship. We will see you in July!!!!
Our kindness regards and pleasure
Greg and Lori
Greg & Lori,
We so enjoyed meeting you and having you as our guests here at IslaMar! Thank you so much for the kind review! We love making new friends and hope to have you become another of our many fans! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
enjoyed this mid-town location
My son and I stayed for 1 week here and really enjoyed it. I loved being in mid-town away from the tourist areas. I used my spanish skills a lot, but I expect you could get by without if need be. Nidia and Andrea took great care of us. It is fairly modest lodging, but by American standards. The pool is quite nice, and the bed was really very comfortable. You don't always see that in Mexico! Taxis were easy to get either by phone or nearest major road. Although we went to Mega a lot, we could have grocery shopped nearby. I had several fancy maps but mostly used the one Nidia gave me with various places marked on it. Taxis were cheap to el centro. It was a more expensive cab ride to and from the beaches, but a little planning helps keep costs down. Or we could have rented a car. Staying here was HALF the cost of staying at a condo on the beach! And we can go to a club or hotel for the day to get our beach fix. This will let us take longer vacations! We are already planning our return.
Many IRONMAN and triathlon competitors stay with us each year since we are centrally located to a very nice training pool and track and are a bit away from the crowded route areas.
In general, Cozumel is an amazing tropical island paradise where travellers can just sit back, relax and enjoy its natural beauty! Don't miss doing an island tour, visiting Cozumel's Mayan ruins or swimming with the dolphins!