My boyfriend and I just returned from a week long scuba trip to Cozumel. This was his 4th time staying with Dave and Magda and my first. The property is a gorgeous oasis and very diver friendly. Magda made amazing breakfasts every morning and would call us a cab to the marina. When we would return, we would rinse our equipment off in the outdoor shower and hang our stuff to dry. There is a little outdoor area for hanging scuba suits and a drying rack for booties. The room was great, bed was very comfy and shower was huge. Plenty of hooks for hanging wet scuba and swim gear. Dave and Magda are such kind and wonderful hosts. Millie is their sweet and adorable little dachsund. Will definitely be staying here again and highly recommend it to others. Thank you for an amazing stay!
You couldn’t ask for a better B&B. Beautiful, relaxing and the perfect location to walk to restaurants, markets and all the sites of Cozumel. David and Magda were fabulous hosts and made you feel right at home. The breakfasts were delicious and they were very helpful and attentive to all questions about Cozumel. The suites were spacious, clean and comfortable. Quiet and relaxing spot in the perfect location. We loved our stay and would recommend this to everyone.
We loved staying at Villa Escondida. Magda and David are great hosts. Location was perfect for us as you can walk anywhere in downtown Cozumel. And it was about 10-15min taxi ride from Marina Fonatur where our dive shop was. The room was nice and clean with spacious shower and hot water which is amazing after diving all day. We loved chilling by the pool and enjoyed the beautiful garden. The breakfast was awesome too. Magda was able to accommodate my vegan diet and made some amazing banana muffins, best i have ever had. We would definitely stay here again.
We have stayed with David & Magda 4 times. How easy is check in, the shuttle drops us off two steps from the door and David or Magda is there to great us.Clean, quiet, comfortable, close to good places to eat, dive shops the town square and a couple of blocks from the water, but not bothered by droves of tourists from the cruise ships. Breakfast is always a treat. You will not find nicer people than David & Magda. Paul & Cathy
Mixed feelings but I must provide an honest review. Magda and David are simply LOVELY people. Not so friendly. Not cut out to be in the hospitality industry - which is fine, it is not for everyone and I certainly could not do it day in and day out but if you de use to run a bed and breakfast you should probably have that particular skill set mastered! Holding your tongue is a gift. Best way to do this is a PROS/CONS listing. I have included ten (10) photographs.....first the PROS. PROS 1)Centrally located only 100 steps from the heart of Cozumel. 2) the place is BEAUTIFUL!!! See for yourself it is an idyllic paradise in the middle of the city! The grounds are manicured and immaculate. Lovely tropical setting. Millie the dog is an added bonus, she is cute as a bugs ear! 3) Magda is a phenomenal cook!!!! OMG, the breakfasts she prepared for me were spectacular; I looked forward to them every day! 4) my room was lovely. Immaculately clean, nice layout maybe somewhat dimly lit. I bought LED bulbs at the MEGA and that solved the problem - your welcome David!! 5) price was a bargain IMHO CONS - if these things do not bother you then this might be a good fit for you.... 1) website clearly states “This is an adults only BnB, no children under 18”. Then the Swiss Family Robinson moves into the unit above me with 4 kids all under the age of 16. Nope, that was it for this Hombre, I moved out the next day. (With a refund for my missed nights - thank you Magda- but no apology what so ever) 2) David has several bicycles for guests to use for free but the one I had was “rough” at best so what do I do? Well, I got some chain oil, again at Mega, and I lubed it and got it tuned. Did I get a thank you? What do you think? Nope. 3) being constantly “scolded” and spied upon by your hosts. “Don’t use our table to sit at” mind you this was the same table I was invited to have breakfast but after that I was made to feel like persona non grata. “Did you remember to turn your lights and AC off” I’m going for an effin’ walk and I’ll be back in 50 minutes - Really???!’ If they electric rate is that high that you feel compelled to look through your guests windows and see if “the AC light is on” then raise the price $10 a night but stop your constant whining! 4) complaining about one guest to the other guests . Again, really??? Did you think that they wouldn’t tell me? “That Pete, I’ve gotta constantly be in him about turning off his lights!!! In one way he is right, they were in fact MY LIGHTS since I bought them and put them in. Cost effective, energy efficient LEDs to improve the lighting do I could read at night - go check David, you know you did not buy those bulbs! OK, that’s my review. I gave them a 5 star because they are really decent people and I truly loved meeting them and I would feel guilty if I gave them their very first and only 3. I did enjoy my stay here up until the kids arrived, that was the final straw. Would I stay here again? NO! Never. Maybe under new management but I am an adult that does not appreciate being treated like a child. I’ll spend my money elsewhere.…