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Country living at the Banana House in Cedral on the edge of the jungle in Cozumel; over one half acre of lush garden

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Tropical garden is complete with banana, coconut and star apple trees!

Cedral Lodge lawn
New swimming pool in the garden at The Banana House in Cedral

Cedral Lodge lawn
Garden dining at The Banana House

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View of the pool and villa at The Banana House in Cedral

Cedral Lodge lawn
Open spaces, privacy and a lush garden at The Banana House

tropical gardenTropical palms and fruit trees adorn the garden at The Banana House

living area
Living area has ample seating, plus a stone fireplace

dining area
Dining area adjacent to the kitchen

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View from the dining area toward the living area

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The Banana House

Formerly "The Lodge in Cedral" is a unique country home on the island.
Located south of town near some of Cozumel's finest beaches
and best dive sites

3 BR • 2.5 Bath

This Property Offers:


  • Maid service daily (staff lives in a separate casita onsite)
  • Linens and towels
  • Beach towels
  • Water purification system, plus purified bottled water provided
  • Air conditioned bedrooms with remotes
  • Ceiling fans thorughout
  • Smoking permitted outside or on the screened terrace
  • Hair dryers in bathrooms
  • Add COOK SERVICE and enjoy delicious homemade meals in the comfort of your vacation home. Start the day with a piping hot breakfast. For lunch or dinner, savor the flavors of authentic Mexican, Mayan and Yucatecan dishes


  • Sky satellite cable TV
  • TVs in each bedroom with separate SKY satellite
  • Free Internet Access (bring your own laptop)


  • Washer and dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Electric stove, refrigerator, oven, mini bar refrigerator
  • Coffeemaker, blender, toaster, microwave
  • All dishes, pots and pans, utensils, etc.
  • Cooler to take to the beach or pool


  • Swimming pool
  • Out door shower
  • Outdoor patio table, umbrella and loungers
  • Beatiful garden with fruit trees and natural rock fountain with night lighting
  • Large screened terrace with speakers and charging station for your portable devices. Screened terrace also has a 1/2 bath
  • Weber charcoal BBQ grill
  • Dive rinse tank and drying racks
  • 2 Cruiser bicycles
  • Parking area


Bedroom Configuration

BR #1: 1 King, 1 single; private bath, TV
BR #2: 2 Queen beds, 1 single, shared bath, TV
BR #3: 2 Singles, shared bath, TV

Maximum occupancy: 8
adults, plus children under 12

Rental Rates

Lodge at Cedral
Nov. 5-April 15
April 16-Nov. 4
Christmas/New Year's

Minimum of 7 nights for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Minimum of 4 nights other dates.

Rates (in US dollar) are based on 4 guests and do NOT include 19% tax.

Additional Guests $15 per person per day, $105 per week. Children under 12, no charge.

Max. of 8 guests

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More about The Banana House . . .

The Banana House is a private 3BR, 2.5 bath country home with 3400 sq. feet of living area. Located near the historic village of El Cedral, the Banana House is just a 4-minute walk to the center of Cedral Village, approximately 12.5 miles south of San Miguel (Cozumel's main town).

The Banana House is an ideal location for divers, nature and beach lovers. Nestled on the edge of the jungle, this tropical setting offers the serenity of country living, plus proximity to some of Cozumel's most beautiful beaches and best dive sites.

For divers staying at Cedral there are at least two options. Most dive operators using small boats can do a wade out pick up service from Alberto’s Restaurant only two kilometers (1 mile) away in front of the road going to El Cedral. Other dive operators with larger boats can pick up at Caleta/Fonatur marina. Please check with your dive operator.

Cedral is less than two kilometer (1 mi.) from the main coastal highway where there are a number of beach clubs and restaurants and close proximity to all the famous reefs such as Palancar and Columbia for diving on the south west side of the island.

When not diving, snorkeling or touring the island, you'll enjoy the loving tropical setting of The Banana House and the village of Cedral. Stroll the picturesque streets and pop into the village store for basic supplies. Take the two bicycles out for a ride in the countryside. Enjoy yoga, a backyard BBQ or just relax by the pool.

Design of The Banana House features 11.5 ft. ceilings, lots of natural light through skylights in corridors, kitchen and bathrooms, simple but elegant design and a mixture of furniture and interesting original paintings and Mayan art figures.

Louvered cedar windows throughout the house are screened to allow fresh air without letting in bugs. In this unique design there are no glass windows or aluminum used. Tthe traditional tropical louvers can be closed at night in the bedrooms for air-conditioned comfort. However, in this natural setting (away from the concrete of the city), the evenings are cooler so you may enjoy sleeping with the windows open and use the ceiling fans which are throughout the house.

The house features 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms and can accommodate up to six guests comfortably. The main bedroom has a king size bed a single bed and private bathroom; the second bedroom has 2 queen beds and a single bed; the third bedroom has 2 single beds and shares a common main bathroom. Bedrooms have air conditioning with remotes and TV’s with separate SKY satellite cable service.

Bathrooms have large walk in showers, hair dryers, and separate toilet areas. Linens, towels and pool and beach towels are included.

There are two living room areas and two dinign areas. Hallway has a desk work station and FREE Internet service.

A spacious kitchen is fully equipped with electric stove, oven, refrigerator, mini bar refrigerator, coffee machine, toaster, microwave, blender, dishes for 8, utensils and cookware, purified water to drink and cook and a large cooler to take to the beach or use by the pool.

The wide roof extends some 8 feet over all sides of the house allowing for lots of shade and protection against the elements like rain and storms. The large gardens with many trees surround the house and a large enclosed screened terrace on one side of the house with music speakers and charge stations for devices, is ideal for entertaining and relaxing, it has also a half bathroom.

The outdoor garden is furnished with garden furniture, table with umbrella, loungers, attractive night lighting surrounding the house, a natural rock fountain with nighttime lighting too, night time outdoor fires if requested and a large Weber charcoal barbeque. The garden have various fruit trees.

Smoking is permitted in the screened terrace area which is open to natural air flow. Not permitted inside the house or bedrooms.
In the garden behind the house is a casita or little house where permanent staff live year round for maintaining the gardens, house and laundry.

Lodge kitchen
The kitchen is fully equipped and has 4 stools at the lunch counter

Lodge living area
Living area in the screened terrace is bright and airy

Lodge view
What a view through open doors at The Banana House!

master bedroom
Master bedroom has king bed plus a single bed, private bath, TV

bedroom 3
Third bedroom has two twins, shared bath and TV

shared bath
Shared bath has walk-in shower. There is also a half bath in screened terrace

Lodge screened terrace
Overview of the screened terrace with second living area and dining area

cantamar 201 master bedroom
Screened terrace dining area with stools at pass-through to kitchen

Lodge desk area
This area has a desk area; a great place to check your email!

bedroom 2
Second bedroom has two queens 1 single, TV and shared bath

master bath
Master bedroom bath has double basins and walk-in shower

travel insurance


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cedral lodge exterior
Country living at The Banana House on the edge of the jungle in Cozumel; 3400 sq. ft. of interior living area on one level

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