Mexico Villa/Condo /rentals
Fall/Winter 1998/99 Newsletter
Cozumel • Akumal • Xcalak • Puerto Morelos

Wow: Check out this luxury
oceanfront villa!

Here's a property that's going to be high in demand: Spectacular oceanfront 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath villa located south of San Miguel, just minutes from Cozumel's greatest diving. The Villa Caracoles was completed in July 1998 and is now available for your tropical getaway.

No expense was spared on this impressive property. Central air, incredible furnishings, great facilities for divers, satellite big screen TV, VCR. Slip into the outdoor jacuzzi where you can sip margaritas or a nicely chilled bottle of wine; watch the stars as you soak in the jacuzzi in the oceanside garden. You'll have terrific snorkeling in this area along the rocky coastline, yet not far from Cozumel's best beaches. This property will satisfy the most discriminating guests. Villa Caracoles is priced at $3750 per week (plus tax and security deposit; holiday rates higher). Call us now if you'd like to reserve this sparkling gem. Click here for more info/pictures

Other new offerings:
Casa Ogletree, a spacious 5 bedroom two story villa located in San Miguel just six blocks from the ocean. This air conditioned property has plenty of room for a large group (up to 10). All bedrooms have king size beds, there are two TVs (satellite), and there are even two full kitchens. Very clean, bright and tastefully decorated, this property shares a large swimming pool with the Casa Sheridan and Jordan properties. Divers will like the outside freshwater showers and rinse tanks. Photos/info

Casa Sheridan is a 3 B.R. air conditioned villa with 2 baths, located next to Casa Ogletree. Very pleasant decor and perfect for a group of six. Cable TV, VCR, complete kitchen. This property shares pool with Casa Ogletree and Jordan Properties. photos/info

Jordan Properties are located in the same area as above two properties. These are 2 B.R. units with cable TV, full kitchens and are great for four people. Only $600 per week (plus tax/security deposit) make these a great value! Photos/info

La Hacienda: A large 5 bedroom villa located on 65th Avenue and Benito Juarez with large swimming pool and lots of living space. Each bedroom has a private bath. $1800 per week (plus tax and security deposit). photos/info

Villa Selva, Casablanca
and Casa Roo Improvements

Villa Selva and Casablanca are our two most popular 2 B.R., 2 bath villas (each has private swimming pool, cable tv, vcr, cd player, telephone). Until recently, just the bedrooms were air conditioned in the properties. Now, however, both are fully air conditioned. We also have added new curtains/drapes/bedspreads.

Casa Roo, our 3 B.R. with private swimming pool, cable tv, vcr, cd player, telephone, is fully air conditioned, too. This one was recently remodeled and the villa has a completely different look. A patio door and window now face the pool area, and the kitchen/dining/living room has an open feeling, with plenty of light with the addition of more windows. Kitchen was totally redone and moved to a different area.

We put the finishing touches on our Casa Roo while we were on the island in July/August. The property looks SO different; we really like it, we hope our guests will, too. Check the new photos of the Casa Roo.

Mini Golf
It's inexpensive, it's good family fun and it's a great activity for an evening when you'd like to catch the breeze on the hill where the course is located. It's easy to find on 15th Ave. and Calle 1 right next to the water tower.

The course is challenging with lots of water traps and plenty of rocks and sloping areas. You can expect to spend about an hour or hour and a half to get through the entire 18 holes. Adults and children will enjoy the experience. You'll find many local families with their children for an evening of mini golf.

The mini golf course, open since 1998, is owned and operated by a young American couple (Sally and Scott) who live onsite. Course is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Time Change
Cozumel time change went into effect early August 1998 and is now on Central Standard Time. They had not too long ago changed to Eastern Standard Time, but the local people did not like the change, and after many meetings they agreed to set the time back. Eastern Standard Time did cause somewhat of a problem for the dive operators because it wasn't dark until 9:30 or so, making for really, really long days when night dives were scheduled. Boats wouldn't come back until almost midnight, and the divemasters and boat captains begin their day early in the morning getting ready for the morning dives.

Cozumel Internet Access
There are several places where you can get internet access in Cozumel if you don't bring your own computer along. The Diamond Cafe Bakery on 15th Avenue and Calle 1 has one computer. Another spot is Coffee Net, located on the oceanfront road and Calle 11, just across from Acuario and Lobster Cove Restaurants (in same building as Neptuno Disco). When we were there they had eight machines online with a number of different browsers as well as printers (black and white and color) and even a scanner. You can check your e-mail (through Netscape, AOL, Hot Mail, among others). Rate is not bad at 35 pesos per half hour, 60 pesos an hour (exchange rate in early August was 8.75 pesos to a dollar). Only a peso or two for each document you print (black and white). Open seven days a week, Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. If you go to Coffee Net, e-mail us!


Report from Xcalak
Ready for an off-the-beaten-track type of escape? That would be Xcalak, located way, way south of the border; if you check the map, you'll find you are very close to Belize. Actually, it is possible to take a boat to Belize from Xcalak.

The area is remote, but development is on the way. They've recently completed the road they'd been working on the past couple of years, getting there is getting easier!

The 4 B.R., 3 bath two-story villa that we have in Xcalak offers many amenities you wouldn't expect to find in an area this remote. The owner has taken much time and trouble to make the property comfortable for guests (solar power electricity, hot water heater, frig, stove, TV/VCR). The villa Cielos Azules (blue heaven) is located right on the beach with lots of sand and plenty of palm trees.

Activities in the area include snorkeling, diving, fishing and doing absolutely nothing at all. There’s a ferry to Chetamal three times a week, if you want to check out that area. If you’re interested in getting away from it all, Xcalak is the spot! Call us if you have questions about Xcalak. Check out Xcalak here

Akumal is Hot!
Hot as in demand, that is . . . the temperature is great. We recently added some other properties that we can offer in the Akumal area. During a recent trip we viewed several properties that offer great views and are tastefully decorated. We think you'll be impressed.

We have several more 1 and 2 bedroom condos located on Half Moon Bay. We can also offer four brand new, soon-to-be-completed-villas. The four villas are grouped around one large swimming pool and are located close to me ocean. Each villa has 3 B.R.s and 3 baths.

More info on Akumal is available here.

Winter is filling!
Winter dates are quickly filling; don't wait too long if you are planning a winter getaway. We have some wonderful properties that still have some openings. We fill up every winter, so contact us soon!

Holiday Dates and The Millennium
We have a few openings remaining for Christmas and New Year's. If you are interested in a holiday getaway, we suggestion you contact us soon.

Lots of interest in New Years for 2000 but we aren't taking reservations for Cozumel until September (if you're interested, we'd suggest you let us know NOW so we can put you on the list. Plan now for your getaway!


Honeymoon in Cozumel
Jake and Niki Krob, newlyweds who spent their honeymoon in Cozumel this summer, share their impressions of the island. The young couple spent a week exploring the island and experiencing new adventures south of the border: Snorkeling, Xcaret on the mainland, Chankanaab, shopping for souvenirs, dining and loafing on the beach. You can check out their photos, and travelogue here: Cozumel Honeymoon Haven


Sherrie & Ron, 406-686-9169

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