WHAT TO LOOK
FOR IN A VACATION RENTAL
There are several critical
points to consider when trying to find a vacation rental in Cozumel that you
may not be aware of until you've actually stayed here a time or two.
Since we started out as tourists, and ended up as residents, we wanted to
share some key pointers, regardless of where you choose to stay while you're
here (although we think that we offer the best places at the best prices!).
Small comforts can be priceless, and you sometimes don't know what you need
until it's not there...
PURIFIED WATER: Always
look for a place that offers purified water. You don't think it's
that big of a deal until you get sick for the first time, or until you
realize that you need a drink of water, but all of the shops are closed.
Our house has "whole house" purified water, and we are proud to say that
we are one of the first and only rental properties in Cozumel to offer
this. You can drink any water that comes out of any faucet in the
entire house, including the pool and the shower!
FLOODING: Cozumel is a tiny island
in the middle of the ocean, and can be subject to tropical storms and
flooding. Make sure that the vacation rental you choose is not
only on a hill, but has proper drainage and the added security of
hurricane shutters. Our house, we are proud to report, has all of
these features. We made it through Hurricane Wilma, the worst
hurricane in the history of the Caribbean, and while people spent days
trying to get the water out of their homes, wondering where they were
going to find fresh drinking water, and how they were going to keep
their food from spoiling, we didn't get more than a few drops of water
in our house, and had purified water the entire time.
you're on a tropical island with tropical storms, electricity is prone
to disruption. One of our favorite possessions on the island is
our generator, which has gotten us through several blackouts in comfort.
Our house even has outlets for the generator, so if there's a power
outage, simply press the start button on the generator, and you will
never know that the electricity was out, except for the sound of a
distant motor whirring away outside.
SAFETY: As with
anywhere, although Cozumel is one of the safest places in the world to
vacation and live, there are things to watch out for. We are proud
to report that we are in the coveted area of town called "Corpus
Christi", where crime is virtually unknown. You can wander the
streets at any hour, and there is little distraction on this house on
the hill. In addition, we have a high, completely lockable
security wall, which not only acts as a safety feature, but also acts as
a privacy fence, making our Cozumel Casita extremely private.
PRIVACY: Speaking of
privacy, you would be amazed at how many vacation rentals in Cozumel do
not offer complete privacy from your neighbors, and from wandering eyes
that happen to be passing by. If you want to shut out the outside
world, get a full tan, or simply know that you are enjoying your
vacation in complete privacy, look for places that have, if nothing
else, private verandas, so you can enjoy yourself however you wish, in
peace and privacy.
FOR SOMETHING SMALLER? - CHAN
NAHIL CASITA IS HERE
HERE FOR HURRICANE WILMA PHOTOS
Contact Keith at 312.498.8265 any time for further information.
Peak rates are just $1,200.00/week, and off-peak rates are only $800.00/week.
Cozumel Casita comfortably sleeps up to 8 people.